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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: GeronL
haha ! :^)

581 posted on 07/27/2004 3:26:00 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: HoustonCurmudgeon
Better BBQ than us ? Who said that!?!? :^D

582 posted on 07/27/2004 3:34:35 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: Glenn
(Is it a full moon?)

I know some people here I'd like to give the "full moon" to. But I know, this thread is supposed to be about burying the hatchet... (still, there's a few backs I'd like to bury that hatchet in... ;-P )
583 posted on 07/27/2004 3:34:40 AM PDT by KangarooJacqui (http://www.RightGoths.com/ - Gothic. Freaky. Conservative. Wear black and be proud!)
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To: KangarooJacqui
this thread is supposed to be about burying the hatchet

Can you imagine how dull it would be to hang out here if everyone were exactly the same?

584 posted on 07/27/2004 3:37:48 AM PDT by Glenn (The two keys to character: 1) Learn how to keep a secret. 2) ...)
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To: Bob J
"Someone has deemed this thread irrelevant enough to pull it from the sidebars...very disturbing..."

I SO agree with you. Let's talk. It may be time for a new alliance...think about it. And I don't care that we discuss here in public or private.

Veterans (and others for) Constitutional Restoration (VetsCoR), Think of the huge possibilities, especially with the Kerry military controversary. Bob, it is time to bring them all together, no matter what it takes...we can find a way around everyone's fiefdom. What do you say, bro? I say the time has come. Let's start talking to the powers-that-be in every conservative/military org we can. Don't give up, damn you.

585 posted on 07/27/2004 3:38:45 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (www.opgratitude.com)
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To: Glenn
"FreeRepublic.com... come for the controversy erm - vigorous exchange of opinions, stay for the laughs!"

I think we're onto something here.
586 posted on 07/27/2004 3:47:34 AM PDT by KangarooJacqui (http://www.RightGoths.com/ - Gothic. Freaky. Conservative. Wear black and be proud!)
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To: umgud

Agree!


587 posted on 07/27/2004 3:50:39 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap - US Marines!)
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To: Bob J
Another thing, Bob, it may be time to be "assimilated" into other large known effective organizations.

You've tried your best. But face it, as I have with VetsCoR, without the finances and the power players we can't make a REAL difference, DC Chapter and their Washington proximity not withstanding.

Let's talk about merging alliances once again. You nor I need to be paid for our efforts, so lets build a coalition no matter who's in control. The whole point is promote conservatism (not politicians or parties). What do you think? I'm there if you're interested. Between us, we have a lot of contacts/orgs we could merge with. And I'm not talking smalltime like FitAimAct. I'm talking about the large orgs that already exist. Enough of this small time already, let's get the Freepers to help with existing, competetive, and effective orgs that are out there.

588 posted on 07/27/2004 4:06:40 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (www.opgratitude.com)
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To: Bob J

TLBSHOW posted the same exact words on libertypost.org today.


589 posted on 07/27/2004 4:06:56 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Fracas; onyx; Dog Gone
REMEMBER HOW YOU LIVED TO REGRET THAT VOTE?

We gotta get that on a tee shirt.

590 posted on 07/27/2004 4:19:40 AM PDT by Liz
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To: PGalt
TLBSHOW posted the same exact words on libertypost.org today.

Something in the water, perhaps?

But seriously. Whatever happened to TLBSHOW? I thought he'd been brought back into the FR fold... I must have missed something (not extraordinary, given my state of mind these past eight months or so.)
591 posted on 07/27/2004 4:20:47 AM PDT by KangarooJacqui (http://www.RightGoths.com/ - Gothic. Freaky. Conservative. Wear black and be proud!)
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To: diotima

oh good, Thank you!


592 posted on 07/27/2004 4:21:44 AM PDT by The Mayor (By one Manís obedience many will be made righteous.)
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To: Bob J
I'm going to propose that we all make a new start.

So if I liked you before, do I have to hate you now?

593 posted on 07/27/2004 4:22:51 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: Bob J

I came in late but I agree with you. But I will continue to flame YOU whenever I can. I just don't like people named Bob. Nothing personal.

Sorry that I have never flamed you before but I will not miss the next opportunity.

Ping me to any thread that you are getting flamed on so that I can pile on.

Thanks


594 posted on 07/27/2004 4:25:07 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (They are where you least expect. Look around and you'll see them too.)
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To: PGalt
"TLBSHOW posted cut and pasted the same exact words on libertypost.org today."

He ought to be getting excited. His name has already prompted 3 replies over here, that's an entire thread for him over there.

595 posted on 07/27/2004 4:25:42 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Former fetus.)
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To: martin_fierro

you WISH we would hug ya!


596 posted on 07/27/2004 4:26:41 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: MeekOneGOP
Hi, Meekie!

I agree with you.

We need to put away our past differences and realize that like the terrorists want to kill all Americans weather Conservative or Liberal, so alos, do the liberals mean to defeat all us conservatives to the ruination of our country.

We need to stick together to stick it to the liberals!

597 posted on 07/27/2004 4:32:44 AM PDT by Pippin (Support EJ Pipkin for US Senate......GOP Maryland)
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To: Glenn

Why are people eating each other here?

That is rather obscene.

Can't we keep it private?


598 posted on 07/27/2004 4:33:01 AM PDT by Neets (Conservative women LOVE BURLEY MEN, not GIRLIE DEMS.!)
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To: Bob J
I'm with you!

We need to stick together or fall flat on our faces.

599 posted on 07/27/2004 4:34:05 AM PDT by Pippin (Support EJ Pipkin for US Senate......GOP Maryland)
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To: MeekOneGOP

Count me in.


600 posted on 07/27/2004 4:47:17 AM PDT by Kackikat (,)
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