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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: onyx

Both spellings are accurate, so we're both brains LOL

This is me, far from blonde... but I'm convinced that brunettes have more fun, anyways ;-)

http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v240/tamseytamsey/TAMMYLEW.jpg


401 posted on 07/26/2004 9:44:09 PM PDT by Tamzee (Tell me honestly, Honey... do these classified documents make me look fat?)
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To: Luis Gonzalez; Bob J

Any chance you can get yourself to the RWR Library next Sunday? Wish you lived out here.


402 posted on 07/26/2004 9:44:25 PM PDT by b9 ("Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm" Emerson)
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To: cyborg

Wel, we can always look forward to coming back to FR and being ridiculed.


403 posted on 07/26/2004 9:45:10 PM PDT by Bob J (Rightalk.com...coming soon!)
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To: Bob J

I'm sorry....I was reading another thread.

I'll talk to you on Sunday! :-)


404 posted on 07/26/2004 9:45:33 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Sure glad I was old enough to vote for President Reagan!!!)
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To: Bob J; Jim Robinson
Nobody, and I mean NOBODY has any idea what leaders on this Forum go through to represent FR.

I don't believe we could survive on a pecking order, outside of the board moderators. With all due respect, you're no more a leader than I am. The fact you registered in 1997 and I registered in 2001 is irrelevant. Jim Robinson already heeded the call to work together to re-elect George Bush months ago, and I told him and everyone else in that thread at that time that I planned on heeding that call. Jim Robinson is a leader. You, my FRiend are just someone just frustrated with the current environment.

405 posted on 07/26/2004 9:45:43 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (While Bush plays "rope a dope", Kerry/Edwards play "grope a dope".)
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To: Tamsey

I'll link you to me in FR mail.


406 posted on 07/26/2004 9:46:00 PM PDT by onyx (Kerry '04: The Sears Tower is just an eyesore.)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Heck, I'll join you ANY time, ripping into McCain! IMO, he's not a conservative...NOR should he carry the Republican name, either.


407 posted on 07/26/2004 9:46:59 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Sure glad I was old enough to vote for President Reagan!!!)
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To: BigSkyFreeper
"I don't believe we could survive on a pecking order, outside of the board moderators. With all due respect, you're no more a leader than I am. The fact you registered in 1997 and I registered in 2001 is irrelevant. Jim Robinson already heeded the call to work together to re-elect George Bush months ago, and I told him and everyone else in that thread at that time that I planned on heeding that call. Jim Robinson is a leader. You, my FRiend are just someone just frustrated with the current environment."

Really? How about I tell you us what you've done for FR and then I'll post my bio? Fair enough?

408 posted on 07/26/2004 9:48:07 PM PDT by Bob J (Rightalk.com...coming soon!)
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To: Bob J

Just walk away from whatever it is.


409 posted on 07/26/2004 9:48:15 PM PDT by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: hollywood
Hey Hollywood!
Wish you and your cuz could make it up to the RWR library/barbecue...any chance?
410 posted on 07/26/2004 9:49:05 PM PDT by b9 ("Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm" Emerson)
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To: Bob J

That would be something like stalking or total viciousness --- that's way beyond what I guess a lot of us were thinking about "all getting along" --- of course that is way beyond what debating is about.


411 posted on 07/26/2004 9:50:02 PM PDT by FITZ
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To: BigSkyFreeper; Bob J
If you have to apologize and "make nice" with everyone, you're not a principled Conservative

I'll be the first to admit that we have a million choices in how we phrase something, and I don't always choose the best course myself. Instead of saying "You're a moron!", I should say, "I'm feel terribly sorry that you are struggling with a personality disorder"...

See? It's all in the tone ;-)

412 posted on 07/26/2004 9:50:09 PM PDT by Tamzee (Tell me honestly, Honey... do these classified documents make me look fat?)
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To: onyx
BUT, wait a sec... who is the "brain" blond? Me = blond or YOU = blonde?

Let's get this straight okay? I am the blonde blond! :-)

413 posted on 07/26/2004 9:51:04 PM PDT by ladyinred (What if the hokey pokey IS what it's all about?)
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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.

Who's responsible for giving out that info? Trust me, I've "been there, done that". Of the ones who've threatened online to hunt me down and to bust down my door years ago, haven't bothered to show up. Those people know where I live.

Bottom line. Each one of them are gutless merely on the fact that they've each launched threats at me but never bothered to follow through with them, and they were all Liberals. They'd put the DUmmies to shame.

414 posted on 07/26/2004 9:51:50 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (While Bush plays "rope a dope", Kerry/Edwards play "grope a dope".)
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To: onyx
OK .. The DNC Boring Fest is over, so I can comment now :0)

What were we talking about ???

Oh yea .. Agree to disagree

Sure I can do that :0)

415 posted on 07/26/2004 9:53:05 PM PDT by Mo1 (Kerry & Edwards .... they will leave no Special Interest Group behind)
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To: Bob J; BigSkyFreeper
>> Really? How about I tell you us what you've done for FR and then I'll post my bio? Fair enough?

Do we really need this? Sounds like you two are ginning up for a "my contribution to the cause is better than yours" comparison. You should just go out behind the barn, drop trou, and see who's is bigger and stop this nonsense. Who cares. We have one cause - make sure Kerry looses. Everything else is just crap. Knock it off.
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416 posted on 07/26/2004 9:53:42 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Michael Moore has made "documentary" a 1-word oxymoron.)
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To: HoustonCurmudgeon
or the really stupid?

I really like a post directed at me!!!!

;<)



(Now I gotta read the thread!!)

417 posted on 07/26/2004 9:53:58 PM PDT by Eaker (R.I.P Phudd 28-Jun-04)
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To: BigSkyFreeper
""I don't believe we could survive on a pecking order, outside of the board moderators. With all due respect, you're no more a leader than I am. The fact you registered in 1997 and I registered in 2001 is irrelevant. Jim Robinson already heeded the call to work together to re-elect George Bush months ago, and I told him and everyone else in that thread at that time that I planned on heeding that call. Jim Robinson is a leader. You, my FRiend are just someone just frustrated with the current environment.""

No disrespect but if you mean that the way I am reading it then that is a dumb statement.

Jim is the big dog but I am positive he leans on quite a few FReepers when it comes to running and representing this site. I would consider those FReepers "leaders" to a certain extent. If they are laying down their life and helping to serve this site then why shouldnt they be?

There is a difference between posting here, donating here and actually spending time to keep FR running & growing.

At least I would think so.

418 posted on 07/26/2004 9:54:03 PM PDT by VaBthang4 ("He Who Watches Over Israel Will Neither Slumber Nor Sleep")
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To: BigSkyFreeper

419 posted on 07/26/2004 9:54:16 PM PDT by nunya bidness (Live Strong)
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To: Bob J
Really? How about I tell you us what you've done for FR and then I'll post my bio? Fair enough?

Kind of like the "I served in war, so my opinion about [name any war past or present] is higher and more valid than yours, since you've never served this country in times of war". I'll pass. But I have done more outside of FR, that you will never hear about.

420 posted on 07/26/2004 9:54:18 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (While Bush plays "rope a dope", Kerry/Edwards play "grope a dope".)
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