Skip to comments.Eating our own...Time to make a new start in Free Republic.
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.
"Wha? Is someone eating BobJ???"
I "think" someone said something about an arm and a leg? LOL
Difficult to imagine/picture.
I didn't catch it either .. someone asked about it, so I replayed the tape and sure enough .. looked like she didn't have one on
you know he wants a copy of your tape.
onyx!!! SHHHHH! LOL :)
He's just too shy to ask you.
Ah! OK, was just wondering. I didn't tune in to C-SPAN until just before Jimmah Carter spoke. Got the heads up from FOX News, and switched over. My uncle (dyed in the wool ex-military Republican) and I watched most of the big players speeches tonight on C-SPAN, switching from C-SPAN to FNS most of the evening.
You know me; just a shy, harmless, lovable, little fuzzball. :)
I will admit, all politics aside, that Tipper is attractive.
(Picks up drumstick. Licks it.)
Does this mean you're going to support the Constitution Party from now on?
She looks like she could skip a donut here and there ;-)
Hey, why did I get pinged? I never went off on anybody. Well, not in a long time. And not anybody who didn't deserve it. At least not recently. OK, maybe a couple yesterday.
Jetblue is running a special $29.00 to Las Vegas..... that is out of Long Beach ... Surely there are directs from Vegas to Fresno....
Of course she was attractive with no bra, it's a given, right? Though I don't think it would work for Helen Thomas ;-)
Gawd no! She'll look like she has four knee caps!
I think it's a given that Mo1 will withhold the evidence from me, fearing I may never be seen on here again. HAHA! :)
Yeah hehehehe :D
I all freepers, except for the trolls .
As long as the main weapons of choice are Tim-Tams and ANZAC Cookies. :)
(Standing over prone body of naive freeper who wandered into this thread by mistake.)
Hey! I ain't done nuttin! I swears! He was dead when I got heres!
LOL .. I haven't seen that one around in a long time
I'm feeling a tad left out.
Would it be possible for someone to have a quick argument with me so that I can forgive you and we can start over?
I'll do anything .. But NOT THAT
I WANT MORE!!!
(Shadow boxing. Arm flexing. Veins bulging from neck. Waiting impatiently for more "Foreign News" threads to be posted to FreeRepublic.)
Not to mention I'm sitting in one of your trees, so now your backyard is a nature preserve ;-D
Don't tempt me...
*hurries off to the Age online, AAP etc, in search of controversial items to post*...
Duck and cover!
I hope you are not talking to me. We Rich Eastside Bastards never forget anything ;0)
Hell man, whos left?
(Is it a full moon?)
Already got one for ya....
I met a lovely lady from Australia 2.5 years ago on Internet Relay Chat and we got to talking about eating snack food while online and she said she devoured Tim-Tams. I didn't know what they were, and she said she would send me some, I resisted at first because I didn't want her to spend a bunch of money on me, but she insisted, so I gladly took her offer. They were truly remarkable!
Sadly though, she died of cancer about 6 months after that, and I never got a chance to repay her for the kind act of generosity.
She never did tell me she had cancer. I think she didn't want me to worry.
We were very close friends, although she was 20 years older than I, but I always seemed to make her smile and have a good time, and I think back to those times we spent chatting. I truly believe that I made her forget she even had cancer, and each time I chatted with her, I think I always made her day.
I may be an anarchic, moralistic, bigoted, malcontented, alcoholic mick...
(Scratches head. Takes a swig of Whiskey.)
What was my point again?
Thank you for including me!
But I'm not completely happy yet because in order for this to be an argument, I have to respond.
WHAT'S IT TO YA?
LIGHTBULB moment .. I having been seeing MSM for that last few days and I just now finally got it
WOW .. what a blonde moment *L*
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
I don't think Bob is saying we can't disagree .. just don't tare each other apart in the process
There have been many times where I really wanted to rip into someone out of frustration ..
Instead, I try to walk away from the computer to chill out before posting again
Sometimes the wrong things can be said in the heat of anger
Instead of pointing the anger at each other .. We need to put it to better use .. we need to put our heads and smarts together and Win one for the Gipper .. 50 States Come November
We can do it .. Freepers are the smartest, funniest and cleverest folks I've ever had the pleasure of being around
WE CAN DO IT!!!
Bob, I cannot and shall not endulge the
Bush haters who pretend they're GOP, and
"I know who some of them are."
Do you really expect change with comments like the above? They are the problem. The rest of us have no problem debating and disgussing ideas.
Does that mean I can't post Go Joe Go any more :0)
Mo1,I really like Go Joe Go :)
I'm with ya. Or we'll be spelling Prez Kerry. (Gads, I can't stand to even type it!)
Unfortunately, conservatives can be their own worst enemies. But like another poster on this thread said, I can't sit back and listen to people act like they are conservatives, then watch them bash every single thing about President Bush, thus eliminate him (which is exactly what they are achieving with their rhetoric). We'll end up with Kerry and his ilk if they don't stand up for good decent people like this president and his administration. It was the previous 8 long years that got us where we were on 9-11 and the economy that suffered so terribly from those years too (not to mention the ramifications of the wars and the declining economy when President Bush took office).
So yes, I agree with the premise of your post, but I still gotta stand up for our Commander in Chief and his fight against terrorism, etc. (Which I know you do too).
It would be nice if we could all "unite". But I'll believe it when I see it!
But in honor of your request.. I'm sorry to anyone I ticked off (But only if they didn't deserve it). :o)
Just posted to Bob J :o)
Thanks, just posted to Bob J :o)
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