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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.
</ rant>
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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To: umgud

Well i'll let it go this time.....but WATCH IT, we've got our eye on trublemakers like you.


421 posted on 07/26/2004 9:54:18 PM PDT by Valin (Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. It's just that yours is stupid.)
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To: Brad's Gramma; BigSkyFreeper
John is a patriot and he is my husband's friend
from their days at the USNA. Classmates.

He is also ACTIVELY campaigning for Bush/Cheney.
I just got an e-mail from him today.

John needs to shut-up on domestic issues.
He's carried that Keating Five guilt too
far --- to our detriment with his campaign
finance reform.



During THIS election, McCain is one of Bush's
GREATEST assets.
422 posted on 07/26/2004 9:54:25 PM PDT by onyx (Kerry '04: The Sears Tower is just an eyesore.)
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To: Mo1

LOL!

You watched the DNC stuff and you're not puking?


423 posted on 07/26/2004 9:55:14 PM PDT by onyx (Kerry '04: The Sears Tower is just an eyesore.)
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To: BigSkyFreeper
"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."

There's a lot of semi-balanced conservatives out there too.

424 posted on 07/26/2004 9:55:31 PM PDT by Bob J (Rightalk.com...coming soon!)
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To: hollywood

Howdy hollywood .. it was great meeting you and I hope you come to visit often.


425 posted on 07/26/2004 9:55:58 PM PDT by CyberAnt (President Bush: America is the Greatest Nation on the Face of the Earth)
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To: Valin

OK, OK I'll walcth it more better in the futere.


426 posted on 07/26/2004 9:56:03 PM PDT by umgud (speaking strictly as an infidel,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,)
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To: BigSkyFreeper
"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."

That may be, but your comments were about FR, so, stick to the topic...please.

427 posted on 07/26/2004 9:57:25 PM PDT by Bob J (Rightalk.com...coming soon!)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Agreed. Those kinds of debates are pointless, as I've already pointed out.


428 posted on 07/26/2004 9:57:39 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (While Bush plays "rope a dope", Kerry/Edwards play "grope a dope".)
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To: Brad's Gramma

I do not know how to copy an e-mail with pics.
logos and the like, but I have forwarded mine
to you.


429 posted on 07/26/2004 9:58:02 PM PDT by onyx (Kerry '04: The Sears Tower is just an eyesore.)
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To: Bob J

It's called an analogy.


430 posted on 07/26/2004 9:59:08 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (While Bush plays "rope a dope", Kerry/Edwards play "grope a dope".)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

If I show up at the Reagan Library, will I see you guys wresteling in the parking lot?


431 posted on 07/26/2004 9:59:12 PM PDT by Viet-Boat-Rider (KERRY LIED)
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To: onyx
You watched the DNC stuff and you're not puking?

Oh heck .. after watching them for 8 years .. tonight was nothing

But I did like the part when Carter came out and said .. Hello, my name is Jimmy Carter and I'm NOT running for President

The crowd cheered and went WILD! .. till the realized what he said .. LOL!

432 posted on 07/26/2004 9:59:42 PM PDT by Mo1 (Kerry & Edwards .... they will leave no Special Interest Group behind)
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To: liberallarry

I'd hate to see you miss this . . .


433 posted on 07/26/2004 9:59:54 PM PDT by BraveMan
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To: VaBthang4

There are dozens and dozens of committed FReepers who promote and defend this website on a daily basis..not to mention starting and leading cahtpers, heading up activism actions, etc.


434 posted on 07/26/2004 10:00:22 PM PDT by Bob J (Rightalk.com...coming soon!)
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To: Bob J

Your life may revolve around FR, mine certainly doesn't, but it does play a part.


435 posted on 07/26/2004 10:00:25 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (While Bush plays "rope a dope", Kerry/Edwards play "grope a dope".)
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To: BigSkyFreeper
"Agreed. Those kinds of debates are pointless, as I've already pointed out."

No offense my good friend, but I'm sure you find them pointless because you threw down a gauntlet you now wish to pick up. Not to worry, I'm easy.

436 posted on 07/26/2004 10:02:02 PM PDT by Bob J (Rightalk.com...coming soon!)
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To: Viet-Boat-Rider
If I show up at the Reagan Library, will I see you guys wresteling in the parking lot?

He'll be wrestling with his business associates, you know, the ones who sent him threatening correspondance in the mail, and it wasn't me.

437 posted on 07/26/2004 10:02:14 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (While Bush plays "rope a dope", Kerry/Edwards play "grope a dope".)
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To: hollywood

Howdy, Hollywood!


438 posted on 07/26/2004 10:02:25 PM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: Luis Gonzalez

How many more now?
LOL!


439 posted on 07/26/2004 10:02:26 PM PDT by onyx (Kerry '04: The Sears Tower is just an eyesore.)
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To: BigSkyFreeper
"Your life may revolve around FR, mine certainly doesn't, but it does play a part."

My life is certainly full enough without FR, I choose to work here because I feel it can make a difference in which road this country heads down.

Others, are simply keyboard cowboys.

440 posted on 07/26/2004 10:03:47 PM PDT by Bob J (Rightalk.com...coming soon!)
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To: Bob J

I haven't begun to throw anything, nor do I intend to start. :)


441 posted on 07/26/2004 10:04:00 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (While Bush plays "rope a dope", Kerry/Edwards play "grope a dope".)
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To: Bob J

I'll tell you what. I'd love to bury the hatchet too.
If Jim would send an email to my friend Classy inviting her back (Not that I'm at all sure she would come back here) I'd drop my attitude and at LEAST quit the sniping.

If you were indeed serious about his post, I'd like this message conveyed and considered...

After all, as she says, all the OTHERS are still here.

Goodnight


442 posted on 07/26/2004 10:04:59 PM PDT by No!
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To: Mo1

That is funny.
Jimmy Carter, Hitlery and Bill
ALL in one night... *sigh* ---
isn't it swaety armpits's night
tomorrow?


443 posted on 07/26/2004 10:05:29 PM PDT by onyx (Kerry '04: The Sears Tower is just an eyesore.)
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To: All
"He'll be wrestling with his business associates, you know, the ones who sent him threatening correspondance in the mail, and it wasn't me."

This is the type of condescension any leader on FR can expect from the peanut gallery. For me, I choose not to participate anymore. I'm tired of it. Good bye, it's been fun.

444 posted on 07/26/2004 10:06:51 PM PDT by Bob J (Rightalk.com...coming soon!)
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To: onyx; Liz; Dog Gone

At last count, I have agreed with James Carville about one thing - this is war. It has been a war since the night 60 Minutes shilled for Bill and Hillary in 1992, and it will continue to be a war until the IDEAS of the left are defeated.

We are not only fighting individuals...we are fighting their way of life. WE don't want to impose our ideas on THEM...they used the Judiciary to force THEIR ideas on us.

I've had 'conservatives' tell me they won't vote for GWB for various reasons - CFR, Education bill, etc. I always ask if they voted for Clinton or Perot in 92...it's not surprising that many did. I then deliver the coup de grace...

REMEMBER HOW YOU LIVED TO REGRET THAT VOTE?

The French capitulate at the earliest opportunity. It's time to dig the deep trenches and fight the Dems to the death. If we don't, they're going to throw us in the trench and kick dirt on top of us.


445 posted on 07/26/2004 10:07:30 PM PDT by Fracas
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To: Bob J

You bring up a good point then apparently many know you as a dirtbag.Then a lot of fluff.Eating of our own needs stop.I see distraction theory all over this like a lot of posters smarter than me see. Often it's all distraction.


446 posted on 07/26/2004 10:07:38 PM PDT by noodler
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To: Bob J

Nite Bob.
See you Sunday.


447 posted on 07/26/2004 10:07:52 PM PDT by onyx (Kerry '04: The Sears Tower is just an eyesore.)
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To: Bob J
You have me by a couple of years, so I am a newbie, go to heck!!!

;<)

448 posted on 07/26/2004 10:08:17 PM PDT by Eaker (R.I.P Phudd 28-Jun-04)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

BigSkyFreeper,Been there and done that myself and still.What is your point?


449 posted on 07/26/2004 10:08:24 PM PDT by fatima (My Granddaughter Karen is Home-WOOHOO We unite with all our troops and send our love-)
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To: nunya bidness

no kidding


450 posted on 07/26/2004 10:08:34 PM PDT by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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