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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: Neets

Thank you for a laugh so hard I have tears running down my face as I type... and there will probably being a typo or two in here as I'm still shaking with laughter...


601 posted on 07/27/2004 4:54:03 AM PDT by KangarooJacqui (http://www.RightGoths.com/ - Gothic. Freaky. Conservative. Wear black and be proud!)
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To: A Navy Vet

The DC Chapter is the most effective group in FR and ends up getting treated like a red-headed stepchild.


602 posted on 07/27/2004 5:01:45 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: Billthedrill
I hate you.

DUDE, I have to break it to you but I am TRULY listening to that song RIGHT NOW!!!!

It is a live version by the Monks totally different than the other live reunion version I heard (that was recorded the day before).

I'm seeing them sing it later this year.

603 posted on 07/27/2004 5:02:09 AM PDT by weegee (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. ~~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Bob J

FR is a contact sport!


604 posted on 07/27/2004 5:03:42 AM PDT by verity (The Liberal Media is America's Enemy)
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To: Bob J
*sobs*

I'm so sorry. Will you forgive me?

*sniff*sniff*

In the future I vow to eating others. I do so want to make a new start in Free Republic.

*sobs*

605 posted on 07/27/2004 5:05:56 AM PDT by Lurking in Kansas (--waiting for something witty--)
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To: Bob J
Bobby J, Man,

It ain't us...

It's them thar rabble-rousers...

606 posted on 07/27/2004 5:08:33 AM PDT by TaxRelief (Keep your kids safe; keep W in the White House.)
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To: KangarooJacqui

No prob Jacqui!!!


607 posted on 07/27/2004 5:18:33 AM PDT by Neets (Conservative women LOVE BURLEY MEN, not GIRLIE DEMS.!)
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To: martin_fierro
If you clowns start hugging me, I'm gonna swat yez.

It's too damn early for a group hug anyway.

Come to think of it, it's always too early for that. ;)

608 posted on 07/27/2004 5:26:23 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Constitution Day; martin_fierro

How about some harmless male bonding... like going downtown and throwing rocks at the homeless?


609 posted on 07/27/2004 5:27:58 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Be a Dollar a Day FReeper, and SMILE when you get your Mastercard bill!)
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To: Bob J
Day two and "the fun" continues. A good try and good intentions don't buy much good will 'round these parts lately.

There are some FReepers I just wouldn't get in the same foxhole with at all, ever, even if my life depended on it.
I'm also sure that there are FReepers who feel exactly the same about me.
There are other FReepers that I'd pull an "Iwo Jima" for and jump on a grenade in the foxhole to save them.
I can only hope that there are others who would do the same for me. If not, and I find myself fighting alone, I'll get out temporarily, let it explode and then drop back in to fight on.
Sorry old chap, that's just the way it is.
Back to the trenches I go.

610 posted on 07/27/2004 5:28:33 AM PDT by philman_36
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To: MeekOneGOP

Thanks for the ping Meek. See above.


611 posted on 07/27/2004 5:31:39 AM PDT by philman_36
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To: KangarooJacqui; Rebelbase
KJ- I Don't know what happened lately. I was just reading on the other site while FR was down early this a.m.

Rebelbase - I hadn't scrolled through this entire thread. Thanks for the information. LOL!

612 posted on 07/27/2004 5:33:25 AM PDT by PGalt
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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.

Eff you, b@ast@rd.

613 posted on 07/27/2004 5:33:55 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown" -- harpseal)
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To: All

No one has apologized to me yet....I demand an apology.


614 posted on 07/27/2004 5:35:18 AM PDT by wallcrawlr
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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.

(To assist you in future freeping after the Prozac wears off.)


615 posted on 07/27/2004 5:42:36 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Bob J

"FREEPERS?! THEM'S GOOD EATIN'!!!"
616 posted on 07/27/2004 5:44:13 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Am Yisrael Chai!)
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To: Bob J; MeekOneGOP; King Prout; The Scourge of Yazid; NYC GOP Chick; mhking

"I LOVE YOU, MAAAAAN!!!"

[Not a ZOT, but too good to miss.]

617 posted on 07/27/2004 5:49:22 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Am Yisrael Chai!)
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To: Bob J

I have two of whatever you're drinking, BJ. < /hiccup >


618 posted on 07/27/2004 5:50:37 AM PDT by 7.62 x 51mm ( Veni Vidi Vino Visa "I came, I saw, I drank wine, I shopped")
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To: Bob J
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.

I, too, hereby Opus. I am gone. Outta here. Never to post again.

619 posted on 07/27/2004 5:52:49 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown" -- harpseal)
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To: Tijeras_Slim; martin_fierro
How about some harmless male bonding... like going downtown and throwing rocks at the homeless?

Now you're talkin'.
While we're at it, let's see if we can make time for knocking an old lady out of her wheelchair and closing down the orphanage.

620 posted on 07/27/2004 5:54:13 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Bob J

621 posted on 07/27/2004 5:55:25 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Former fetus.)
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To: Bob J

I mean it! I'm never posting on FR ever again!


622 posted on 07/27/2004 5:55:46 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown" -- harpseal)
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To: Rebelbase

I am so out of here. I opus. No more Laz on FR, ever!


623 posted on 07/27/2004 5:56:45 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown" -- harpseal)
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To: Constitution Day

I mean, that's it! Why should I post here if I am not wanted! I'm gone! No more posting on FR for me!


624 posted on 07/27/2004 5:57:25 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown" -- harpseal)
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To: No!
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.

Any other conditions you and your maggot friends wish to impose on the forum, golfmann?

625 posted on 07/27/2004 6:01:00 AM PDT by harrowup (Just naturally perfect and humble of course)
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To: Lazamataz

Hello, I must be going.
I cannot stay, I came to say, I must be going.
I am glad I came but just the same I will be going.
I'll stay a week or two.
I'll stay the summer through.
But I am telling you I will be going.


626 posted on 07/27/2004 6:02:22 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: Lazamataz

Well ok, go then see if I care!


627 posted on 07/27/2004 6:04:03 AM PDT by protest1
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To: harrowup

Give us a kiss, Captain Ca-runch.


628 posted on 07/27/2004 6:04:40 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: onyx; Bea Elysian
haha! Yep. Very good, Bea !

629 posted on 07/27/2004 6:06:22 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: AppyPappy
Hello, I must be going.
I cannot stay, I came to say, I must be going.
I am glad I came but just the same I will be going.
I'll stay a week or two.
I'll stay the summer through.
But I am telling you I will be going


630 posted on 07/27/2004 6:06:38 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown" -- harpseal)
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To: Lazamataz

631 posted on 07/27/2004 6:07:30 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: wallcrawlr
No one has apologized to me yet....I demand an apology.

Please accept this apology on account, you cocka-roacha!

632 posted on 07/27/2004 6:07:50 AM PDT by harrowup (Just naturally perfect and humble of course)
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Ahhhh...the drama...the drama.....


633 posted on 07/27/2004 6:09:32 AM PDT by Vigilantcitizen
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To: harrowup
Any other conditions you and your maggot friends wish to impose on the forum, golfmann?

golfmann/No! is that worst of cowards and dishonorable people, a person who trashes the good people of a given forum then participates in that forum as if nothing was wrong. If he had the slightest speck of honor, he would resign his FR account.

Another equally vile scumbag exists in the form of CarpetCrawl/habs4ever.

634 posted on 07/27/2004 6:10:00 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown" -- harpseal)
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To: Constitution Day

OOOOOO! That's IT! I am SO opusing. I know when I'm not wanted. I am OUT of here!

635 posted on 07/27/2004 6:11:24 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown" -- harpseal)
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To: Vigilantcitizen

I am OPUSING, baby!


636 posted on 07/27/2004 6:11:50 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown" -- harpseal)
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To: Bob J
EATING OUR OWN has always been a MAJOR trait of Republicans. They are quick to attack their own but reluctant to attach the opposition.

That being said "can't we all just..........get along!!" < /sarcasm >

637 posted on 07/27/2004 6:12:04 AM PDT by PISANO (NEVER FORGET 911 !!!!)
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To: protest1
Well ok, go then see if I care!

I am! I'm going! (edges towards door) This time I mean it!

638 posted on 07/27/2004 6:12:30 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown" -- harpseal)
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To: Bob J

You signed up nearly seven years ago just to post vanities like this?!


639 posted on 07/27/2004 6:13:34 AM PDT by VRWCmember (This tagline not to be removed under penalty of law except by consumer.)
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To: Bob J

Bob J
Member Since Nov 28, 1997


640 posted on 07/27/2004 6:15:20 AM PDT by VRWCmember (This tagline not to be removed under penalty of law except by consumer.)
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To: Bob J

Does that mean let's be nice to trolls, stealth "progressives" and the myriad "I used to be a staunch Republican, but...", and "I can't vote for Bush this time because..." morons?


641 posted on 07/27/2004 6:18:44 AM PDT by Publius6961 (I don't do diplomacy either.)
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To: djf
And it does seem to be true that discussions in the old days were more civil. Points of fact were debated, and early documents were quoted often.

You must have missed the really early days, when FR first started. We were constantly under attack by the racist,white supremacist, neo-nazi's etc. That word war was to save the site. JR was banning as fast as he could, but many helped to save our reputation. Yeah sometimes certain people get a little uppity about spell check and sometimes people make mistakes. But as always the way to stop the nusance is to not reply.

642 posted on 07/27/2004 6:19:40 AM PDT by marty60
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To: VRWCmember

Bob just gave the AFer's, AKer's and BB'ers some FR stiumuli to masterbate with.


643 posted on 07/27/2004 6:19:41 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Former fetus.)
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To: Lazamataz

I didn't know your name was Marvin K. Mooney.


644 posted on 07/27/2004 6:20:37 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Rebelbase
Bob just gave the AFer's, AKer's and BB'ers some FR stiumuli to masterbate with.

And let me tell you, they sure do stroke themselves to this stuff.

645 posted on 07/27/2004 6:21:07 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown" -- harpseal)
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To: Lazamataz

Right... good... I'll open it for you and take all your stuff with you we don't want it laying around here.

I am not going to lose any sleep just cos you have gone you know.


646 posted on 07/27/2004 6:21:48 AM PDT by protest1
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To: Constitution Day
I didn't know your name was Marvin K. Mooney.

Actually, it's Mr. Dumas. Like in that commercial where the guy is applying for the job, and he goes, "Mr. Dumass, I would LOVE to work at Dumass and Dumass, because the man I look up to is a Dumass". And then the guy looks are the applicant and says, "That's Dumas."

647 posted on 07/27/2004 6:23:11 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown" -- harpseal)
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To: protest1
I am not going to lose any sleep just cos you have gone you know.

Yes you are, because I am going to sit under your window and blow an air-horn all night.

648 posted on 07/27/2004 6:24:00 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown" -- harpseal)
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To: VRWCmember

Can you explain to me how BobJ got his original date. Mine says 1999 and I was here almost from the beginning. I know as FR was upgrading some of us lost our original dates, but how do we get it revised.


649 posted on 07/27/2004 6:24:41 AM PDT by marty60
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To: FITZ
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.

Exactly. That's normal and to be expected. But I think that we all need to vote GOP - most especially in the Presidential race (preferably straight ticket GOP, imho). I sometimes have to hold my nose for some of the GOP, but I vote for them. I do practice my tagline. Every DemocRAT that we can get out of office/power, the better for ALL GOP.

Those that threaten to withhold their vote for Bush because their PET issue isn't being processed like they want Bush to, THOSE are the ones we need to get onboard, imho.


650 posted on 07/27/2004 6:25:45 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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