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Eating our own...Time to make a new start in Free Republic.
7-26-04 | Bob J

Posted on 07/26/2004 7:41:11 PM PDT by Bob J

The last few months I've seen an increasing trend for FReepers to start going for each others jugular. Sometimes we forget (I've certainly done it myself) that in the grand scheme of things, we are on the same team. We may disagree on priorities or how far we are willing to go, but we have enough enemy in the left without creating more amongst ourselves. We can disagree but be civil to each other. We can debate nuance, but not believe that our personal positions are more important than the health of the whole. Let's argue vigorously but remind ourselves the guy whose trachia we are ripping out today may be sitting next to us in a foxhole tommorrow.

I'm going to propose that we all make a new start. Let's put all past differences behind us and resolve to band together and fight the good fight, the elimination of liberalism as a significant culturual influence in America...and see that to its end in our lifetimes.

If you agree, please post your thoughts and ping your lists and your friends to this thread.


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To: ovrtaxt

NAH!!!

Zapping Trolls is great fun!


351 posted on 07/26/2004 9:20:03 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: admiralsn


I know, I know...it just looked SO appropriate!!

352 posted on 07/26/2004 9:20:17 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Sure glad I was old enough to vote for President Reagan!!!)
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To: Bob J

To defeat the enemy outside, we must first stand united against the enemy within, it's a fight for everything we hold sacred, to fight among ourselves will spell defeat in levels we have not considered.

Beauseant!

353 posted on 07/26/2004 9:20:25 PM PDT by Lancelot Jones (Non nobis, Domine, non nobis, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: I got the rope

I'm watching Clinton right now on TV...

"Just say no"
N. Reagan


354 posted on 07/26/2004 9:20:27 PM PDT by Valin (Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. It's just that yours is stupid.)
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To: Bob J

You can get no respect.


355 posted on 07/26/2004 9:20:48 PM PDT by Luis Gonzalez (Sin Patria, pero sin amo.)
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To: cyborg

LOL!!! I DID! O.C. RULES!!!!!!


356 posted on 07/26/2004 9:21:01 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Sure glad I was old enough to vote for President Reagan!!!)
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To: Tamsey

I should hate you JUST BECAUSE you're a blonde...





I know you're not, but
I have always pictured you blond.
LOL!

BUT, wait a sec...
who is the "brain" blond?
Me = blond
or YOU = blonde?


357 posted on 07/26/2004 9:22:20 PM PDT by onyx (Kerry '04: The Sears Tower is just an eyesore.)
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To: Bob J
The last few months I've seen an increasing trend for FReepers to start going for each others jugular.

There's enough of that to go around, but what annoys me more than anything else are the catty, backbiting remarks I see that seem to have no other purpose than to intimidate...particularly newbies.

Newbies will be the life or death of this forum. It appears to me there are some self appointed cranks whose primary misson on this forum is to bully. I expect you know who they are, but due to internal political entanglements, there's not much you can or will do about it.

FGS

358 posted on 07/26/2004 9:22:43 PM PDT by ForGod'sSake (ABCNNBCBS: An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly.)
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To: The Libertarian Dude

The name "Blunt" makes me laugh.



Ol Roy is a hoot, too. President of Some Baptist University (SBU), gets to DC, and realizes its time to trade in the misses for a new model. Decides that boot leg smokes are a threat to our national security. Yeah, "Blunt". Almost as good as "Puffy".


359 posted on 07/26/2004 9:23:27 PM PDT by AlbertWang
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To: Brad's Gramma
Hey...anyone out there own a Lear Jet who wants to fly me & The Geezer up to Fresno? For oh....cheap? :-)

Man , or lady you really expect to travel in style!

360 posted on 07/26/2004 9:23:55 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: The Libertarian Dude
I'll join in, and abide by it, if the "liberaltarian" mud- slinging stops.

PEACE!

Grow the Libertarian Party

361 posted on 07/26/2004 9:24:13 PM PDT by cinFLA
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To: Bob J; onyx; Tamsey; Howlin; My2Cents; Mo1; PhiKapMom

If you have to apologize and "make nice" with everyone, you're not a principled Conservative. If you know in your heart of hearts that what you say is true even if you have to step on a few toes, why apologize? It only puts the other person your debating with in charge of the facts (or lack of same) and the dialogue of debate. Take a stand on any issue and stay with it. There is no need to pull a John Kerry and flip-flop and go any way the way the wind blows.


362 posted on 07/26/2004 9:24:41 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (While Bush plays "rope a dope", Kerry/Edwards play "grope a dope".)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

No one is compromising their principles, it's about being civil.


363 posted on 07/26/2004 9:26:00 PM PDT by Bob J (Rightalk.com...coming soon!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Brad's GRAMMA. Girl. Lady. NOT man. Sheesh.



I'm trying to get to Fresno! REAL BAD! Now, you know where I live....if it were YOU, would YOU want to leave JWA and fly to Phoenix to get to Fresno?

How about leave JWA, go to LAX, then to SFO, THEN to Fresno? Huh? Wouldja?

I still stand by the Lear Jet.....helllllloooooo......????? Anyone out there???


364 posted on 07/26/2004 9:26:27 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Sure glad I was old enough to vote for President Reagan!!!)
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To: Bob J

Makes no difference, this thread has been consigned to the bargain basement bin, nothing to see here, move along.


365 posted on 07/26/2004 9:27:11 PM PDT by Bob J (Rightalk.com...coming soon!)
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To: Bob J

"Come to Butthead!"

366 posted on 07/26/2004 9:28:01 PM PDT by paleocon patriarch (Rule One: -"The cover-up is worse than the event." Rule Two: "No one ever remembers the first rule.)
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To: BigSkyFreeper; Bob J

It's not about being a spineless lib and agreeing with everyone, it's about treating freepers with respect and at the end of the day not holdng a grudge. Yes this is the Internet, but I've not been in a forum where people post prayer requests before telling other members of their family in real life,etc. Personally, I've been in nasty exchanges and usually do try to let people know no hard feelings,etc.


367 posted on 07/26/2004 9:28:27 PM PDT by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: MeekOneGOP
the elimination of liberalism as a significant culturual influence in America...and see that to its end in our lifetimes.

The biggest problem is that I think that's what we all are doing --- but there are different approaches and different definitions of Conservatism. For example some Conservatives see abortion as a major issue but others are fiscal Conservatives but not social-issue Conservatives --- so we're going to argue. Arguing doesn't have to be bad or ugly though.

368 posted on 07/26/2004 9:28:37 PM PDT by FITZ
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To: BigSkyFreeper

On a serious note, Bob's right. We Freepers are in this together, or should be. This election is VERY important and we HAVE been eating our own.

We can go back to agreeing to disagree after November...for now, let's take a lesson from the other side. They at least stick together.


369 posted on 07/26/2004 9:28:46 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Sure glad I was old enough to vote for President Reagan!!!)
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To: Bob J

Makes no difference, this thread has been consigned to the bargain basement bin, nothing to see here, move along.




That makes NO sense.
You have juice, no?


370 posted on 07/26/2004 9:29:20 PM PDT by onyx (Kerry '04: The Sears Tower is just an eyesore.)
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To: TomServo
Please - leave that to the professionals...;-)

Okay, I missed that on the first pass!

ROFLMAO!

371 posted on 07/26/2004 9:29:59 PM PDT by Howlin (Free the 2000 Millenium Report!!!!!)
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To: The Libertarian Dude
Look at my "congressman", Roy Blunt.

Somebody likes him.

"The people of Southwest Missouri have sent Blunt to Washington to represent them four times, returning him to Congress with 74.8% of the vote against two opponents in 2002."

372 posted on 07/26/2004 9:29:59 PM PDT by cinFLA
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To: Bob J

Do what I do, ignore the riff-raff, boatrockers, and all-around kooks.


373 posted on 07/26/2004 9:31:02 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (While Bush plays "rope a dope", Kerry/Edwards play "grope a dope".)
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To: onyx

I've always got juice, but it's sad to see the tribunal turn on you and this old tiger is getting tired.


374 posted on 07/26/2004 9:32:02 PM PDT by Bob J (Rightalk.com...coming soon!)
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To: Brad's Gramma; BigSkyFreeper

This will require Bradley's grandmother to BEHAVE herself.

Fat chance.

Just kidding.

How are you tonight my dear GIRLfriend?

I am fixing to watch a movie now,
so I might come back later......
Be on the lookout.
Early night for you tonight.
FR maintainence commences in 2 1/2 hours.
Talk fast.


375 posted on 07/26/2004 9:32:14 PM PDT by onyx (Kerry '04: The Sears Tower is just an eyesore.)
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To: All

376 posted on 07/26/2004 9:32:18 PM PDT by usadave
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To: onyx

Juice can be poured into different cups.


377 posted on 07/26/2004 9:32:32 PM PDT by Bob J (Rightalk.com...coming soon!)
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To: onyx

I'mfinehowareyoudoyouhaveaLearJetwecanborrowfortheweekendhaveagreatnightseeyou.


378 posted on 07/26/2004 9:32:55 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Sure glad I was old enough to vote for President Reagan!!!)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Well, yuo've never had maps to your house posted on the internet or letters sent to your business associates.


379 posted on 07/26/2004 9:33:30 PM PDT by Bob J (Rightalk.com...coming soon!)
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To: Bob J; Brad's Gramma; doodlelady

Yep, sad. I agree.
You rest up, because we're coming to meet you on Sunday.


380 posted on 07/26/2004 9:33:41 PM PDT by onyx (Kerry '04: The Sears Tower is just an eyesore.)
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To: Bob J

I'll lay you three to one odds that this thread will become a raging flame wars if it goes another 200 posts.


381 posted on 07/26/2004 9:34:01 PM PDT by Luis Gonzalez (Sin Patria, pero sin amo.)
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To: Bob J

Don't give up. NEVER give up.


382 posted on 07/26/2004 9:34:44 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Sure glad I was old enough to vote for President Reagan!!!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Whichonethenewortheuseddoyouprefer?


383 posted on 07/26/2004 9:34:48 PM PDT by onyx (Kerry '04: The Sears Tower is just an eyesore.)
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To: Bob J

WHAT??????????


384 posted on 07/26/2004 9:35:11 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Sure glad I was old enough to vote for President Reagan!!!)
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To: onyx

The safe one!


385 posted on 07/26/2004 9:35:54 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Sure glad I was old enough to vote for President Reagan!!!)
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To: Luis Gonzalez

$5.00 donation hehehe


386 posted on 07/26/2004 9:36:02 PM PDT by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: steplock
only the left-wing radical extremist can do their ant-farm lock-step one-thought for all.

That's one thing that makes any discussion or argument with a true liberal totally worthless and useless --- they can't argue, they can't discuss --- get with a large group of them, mention "welfare" and it's like a harmonious hum --- they all agree 100%, mention "abortion" and the same thing, mention anything --- and it's like they're all reading from the same exact page on all topics. It's much more vibrant with Conservatives --- because they all think for themselves and come up with their own set of opinions on every topic --- makes for fun debates.

387 posted on 07/26/2004 9:36:21 PM PDT by FITZ
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To: Brad's Gramma; Bob J

Oh yes.
He's endured a LOT.
Best to talk to him on Sunday...


388 posted on 07/26/2004 9:36:33 PM PDT by onyx (Kerry '04: The Sears Tower is just an eyesore.)
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To: Brad's Gramma

I've never given up, but, one has to choose where your efforts will get the greatest return.


389 posted on 07/26/2004 9:36:50 PM PDT by Bob J (Rightalk.com...coming soon!)
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To: Brad's Gramma
LOL! Now who needs merits a Lear jet?
390 posted on 07/26/2004 9:37:35 PM PDT by onyx (Kerry '04: The Sears Tower is just an eyesore.)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Rightn now this is looking like one of those slow speed car chases on TV.


391 posted on 07/26/2004 9:38:21 PM PDT by Bob J (Rightalk.com...coming soon!)
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To: Valin

OOOOPs..........appologize


392 posted on 07/26/2004 9:38:49 PM PDT by umgud (speaking strictly as an infidel,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,)
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To: Brad's Gramma
On a serious note, Bob's right. We Freepers are in this together, or should be. This election is VERY important and we HAVE been eating our own.

The only ones I've taken to task are the Republicans in the Senate, who have no backbone to push Bush's agenda through the Senate. If that means tearing McCain apart, so be it. If I gotta make nice with the same Republicans in the Senate who have no backbone to support Bush's overall policies, I won't have any part in this "make nice" business.

The Democrats seem united because the MSM makes them appear united. They aren't any more unified than they lead us to believe. If they were totally unified, Al Gore wouldn't have had scattered applause throughout his speech, and a standing ovation when he finished it. Al Gore is irrelevant, at least for me, but I think we can all agree he's dull.

My main focus is re-electing Bush, no matter what it takes.

I'm a registered Republican only based on the fact that the Republican party contains many of the same views of my personal ideology. I am first and foremost a Conservative.

393 posted on 07/26/2004 9:39:12 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (While Bush plays "rope a dope", Kerry/Edwards play "grope a dope".)
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To: Bob J

When a debate gets that point, that's ridiculous.


394 posted on 07/26/2004 9:39:32 PM PDT by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Nobody, and I mean NOBODY has any idea what leaders on this Forum go through to represent FR.


395 posted on 07/26/2004 9:39:41 PM PDT by Bob J (Rightalk.com...coming soon!)
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To: Bob J

joecartoon.com rules!

senseless material for nothing.

check it out man.


396 posted on 07/26/2004 9:42:11 PM PDT by livis_dad (I agree, we would be hearing alot more about this story if it were true. It doesn't make sense.)
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To: cyborg

It's not Freepers, it's antifreepers and the DU crowd.


397 posted on 07/26/2004 9:42:23 PM PDT by Bob J (Rightalk.com...coming soon!)
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To: Bob J

Shove it!

8~)


398 posted on 07/26/2004 9:42:32 PM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg
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To: Bob J

That's pretty sick. then again the Internet is full of sick people.


399 posted on 07/26/2004 9:43:14 PM PDT by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: Bob J
Well, yuo've never had maps to your house posted on the internet or letters sent to your business associates.

Good gawd, who did that?

And you want to make peace with them?

400 posted on 07/26/2004 9:43:38 PM PDT by Howlin (Free the 2000 Millenium Report!!!!!)
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