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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: marty60
Can you explain to me how BobJ got his original date.

I have no idea. I've been a member since September 25, 1998, but I don't really know much about getting old credentials back for edited profiles or anything like that.

651 posted on 07/27/2004 6:31:08 AM PDT by VRWCmember (This tagline not to be removed under penalty of law except by consumer.)
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To: Lazamataz

RIGHT... that's it.. you are a *&@#*}{ and further more a &*"!^%

Oh... hang on a minute isn't this the be nice to each other thread?


652 posted on 07/27/2004 6:32:16 AM PDT by protest1
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To: marty60
Mine says 1999 and I was here almost from the beginning.

What are you talking about? Your profile page shows the following

marty60
Since Mar 11, 1998

653 posted on 07/27/2004 6:33:03 AM PDT by VRWCmember (This tagline not to be removed under penalty of law except by consumer.)
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To: cyborg
I like the fighting and flamewars and player hating! :)

Don't hate the player, hate the game.

654 posted on 07/27/2004 6:33:35 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Grill Berger, then add Ketchup)
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To: VRWCmember

Interesting, last time I checked it said 99, or else I need glasses........


655 posted on 07/27/2004 6:36:31 AM PDT by marty60
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To: Lazamataz

Can't we all just get along?

656 posted on 07/27/2004 6:38:16 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Former fetus.)
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To: marty60

It says 98.


657 posted on 07/27/2004 6:40:31 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: AppyPappy

How are you? Thanks. I really think I need glasses.


658 posted on 07/27/2004 6:42:34 AM PDT by marty60
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To: Rebelbase; dubyaismypresident; hobbes1; xsmommy

WWCGEBD!


659 posted on 07/27/2004 6:46:08 AM PDT by VRWCmember (This tagline not to be removed under penalty of law except by consumer.)
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To: MeekOneGOP
vote GOP - most especially in the Presidential race

I can't even believe that would be a question. Standing together on that is a given. However, I would vote for Zed Miller over some RINO. I'd vote for an independent that stood for conservative causes and the constitution over a RINO on the GOP ticket. Unless of course, the candidate didn't stand a chance and the race was tight and the race mattered so much that a RINO beat the heck out of a liberal MISSION.

*You have FReepMail!

660 posted on 07/27/2004 6:46:45 AM PDT by exhaustedmomma (“John Kerry has fought harder for the Vietnamese communists than he fought against them in Vietnam.”)
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To: Bob J

I am sorry for all the bad things I have ever done, and all the bad things I might do, I want to be a good girl, I really do.


661 posted on 07/27/2004 6:47:21 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: Bob J
I have NO idea of what the HeL heck you're talking about, but just on principle I don't like you already.

GO POUND SAND.

662 posted on 07/27/2004 6:47:33 AM PDT by Condor51 (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. -- Gen G. Patton Jr)
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To: Commander8
"...there are people around here whose sole purpose for joining this site is to cause trouble and create chaos."

And we know this HOW?! Seems like the true DISRUPTORS get ZOTTED mighty quick around here. In fact, I believe there've been a boatload of folks who were needlessly ZOTTED for posting controversial opinions. If this New Age of Courtesy leads to a decrease in unnecessary ZOTS, the Forum will be better off because of it.

FReegards...MUD

663 posted on 07/27/2004 6:49:40 AM PDT by Mudboy Slim (RE-IMPEACH Osama bil Clinton!!)
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To: MeekOneGOP

Ditto. I'll post later. BUMP


664 posted on 07/27/2004 6:50:43 AM PDT by Happy2BMe (JOHN KERRY is as much like the WORKING MAN as WHOOPIE GOLDBERG is to GEORGE W. BUSH! - Vote BUSH!)
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To: AmericanMade1776; Lazamataz
I want to be a good girl, I really do.

So does Laz.

665 posted on 07/27/2004 6:51:59 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: AppyPappy

de debil made me do it.


666 posted on 07/27/2004 6:52:18 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Former fetus.)
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To: BigSkyFreeper
"Tipper is attractive."

I disagree...MUD

667 posted on 07/27/2004 6:52:58 AM PDT by Mudboy Slim (RE-IMPEACH Osama bil Clinton!!)
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To: Rebelbase
The Satan post (#666) and yer talkin' 'bout "de debil"...doodoodoodoo doodoodoodoo!!

FReegards...MUD

668 posted on 07/27/2004 6:54:45 AM PDT by Mudboy Slim (RE-IMPEACH Osama bil Clinton!!)
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To: Rebelbase
The Satan post (#666) and yer talkin' 'bout "de debil"...doodoodoodoo doodoodoodoo!!

FReegards...MUD

669 posted on 07/27/2004 6:54:51 AM PDT by Mudboy Slim (RE-IMPEACH Osama bil Clinton!!)
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To: Bob J; Liz; Libloather; lowbridge; Elle Bee; DrDeb; Howlin; ohioWfan; Republic

"Come Together!!"
(To be sung to the Beatles' "Come Together")

Here comes the RightWing...We been buildin' up slowly...
We got Dubyuh leadin'...got our troops a'rollin'!!
We got Rush on the Eee-eye-bee;
Mudboy Slim ain't jokin', Right's got RATS on their knees!!

Left fears the Righteous...Libs got whupped at the polls!!
RATS love RapistWillie...Slick kills little children!!
Left's all naive fools...braindead freaks.
One thing Right must tell Dems is folks gotzta be FRee!!
Come Together, Right NOW...in DeeCee!!

DemRATS're destructin'...Libs love Eeeee-vil Tyrants!!
Left's got zero morals...Left's RAT-spine's a crackin'!!
RATS got FReeped down becuz Right's FRee!!
Fight the A.N.S.W.E.R. Commies 'cuz we loathe Tyranny!!
Come together, Right NOW...help US FReep!!

Right!! Yo...

Keep rollin', Justice...we got Soddom runnin'!!
Next, git O. bin Laden and that bozo Clinton!!
We say, "One and one and one is three!!"
RATS think Slick's good-lookin', but in Jail, Slick Shall SQUEEEEEAL!!
Come together, Right NOW!! RE-IMPEACH!!

Oh...
Come together...yeah!!
Come together...yeah!!
Come together...yeah!!
Come together...yeah!!
Come together...yeah!!
Come together...yea-eah-eahh!!
Come together...yea-eah-eahh!!
Come together...yeah!!

Mudboy Slim


670 posted on 07/27/2004 7:01:23 AM PDT by Mudboy Slim (RE-IMPEACH Osama bil Clinton!!)
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To: Bob J
This thing has pushed past 600 posts, so I won't get too verbose. It's probably all been said, but here's my piece:

Yeah, sometimes we go for the jugular, plenty true. Often, though, the person for whom you issued venom on one thread is the same one who on another one you'll dust off and say to them "Let's get the b*stards!". And thus run off to smash some lefties and their ideals.

The flames here don't last long, and rarely even leave a mark. Those that do burn long and strong indicate a dysfunction that needs ferreting out for the health of our FR community.

I think you worry too much.
671 posted on 07/27/2004 7:03:36 AM PDT by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: Mudboy Slim

Here's my appology for anything I've ever written, said or thought. And for anything I might do or say, or write in
the future that may in any way offend anyone. I am sorry
if anyone is offended, not sorry for my opinions.
Maybe.......maybe not. I do not care if anything is
spelled right or not. The spell checker intimidates me.


672 posted on 07/27/2004 7:03:36 AM PDT by jusduat (I've always wanted a tag line)
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To: MeekOneGOP

Ping.


673 posted on 07/27/2004 7:04:24 AM PDT by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: Mudboy Slim

"RATS think Slick's good-lookin', but in Jail, Slick Shall SQUEEEEEAL!! "

LOL!


674 posted on 07/27/2004 7:04:27 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Former fetus.)
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To: TheBigB
95% of the jugular hunting is immaturity on the part of those who just have to have the last word and the simple hard-headedness of always having to be right on everything.
675 posted on 07/27/2004 7:06:51 AM PDT by Happy2BMe (JOHN KERRY is as much like the WORKING MAN as WHOOPIE GOLDBERG is to GEORGE W. BUSH! - Vote BUSH!)
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To: AppyPappy
"I want to be a good girl, I really do." -- So does Laz.

Not true. I want to be a sock monkey wot rides a chicken.


676 posted on 07/27/2004 7:10:04 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown" -- harpseal)
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To: Bob J

KUM-BY-YA,M'LORD,KUM-BY-YAAA!!!
;)


677 posted on 07/27/2004 7:11:26 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee (Liberalism=insanity)
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To: jusduat; Bob J
"I am sorry if anyone is offended, not sorry for my opinions."

Offending folks here and there is almost impossible to avoid on a discussion Forum such as this, but BobJ's correct about some folks' willingness to go fer the jugular of someone with a different opinion, instead of just agreeing to disagree on a particular issue and parting as FRiends. Fer instance, a one-time FReeper FRiend--and well-respected poster--blasted me the other day as a "Moby/Troll" becuz I haven't bowed properly in front of the BushGod...it was over the top and wouldda really bothered a less thick-skinned FReeper. I'm not sure how his outburst furthered his cause, though.

FReegards...MUD

678 posted on 07/27/2004 7:12:34 AM PDT by Mudboy Slim (RE-IMPEACH Osama bil Clinton!!)
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To: Bob J

I avoid flame wars, which is why I for the most part stay away from threads involving religion, Civil War, diets and bicycling.


679 posted on 07/27/2004 7:19:05 AM PDT by Freemyland
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To: cinFLA

Yeah, two opponents the press barely recognized, and Blunt felt it beneath his royalness to dirty his hands with debating said opponents.

This time, there's four opponents, however, and one of them is a rich - for this area - attorney. Maybe this time Blunt won't take his job for granted. It's time he stopped looking at his perpetual re-elections as an entitlement.


680 posted on 07/27/2004 7:20:03 AM PDT by The Libertarian Dude (Why, if we can just pass a few more laws, we can ALL be criminals! - J.R. "Bob" Dobbs)
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To: Mudboy Slim

Too many of the jugular goers are "highly respected" freepers who run threads. Anyone who dares to disagree is attacked en masse. I don't attend the ongoing threads for that reason.

Not to mention the "ZOT Monkeys".


681 posted on 07/27/2004 7:26:00 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: Mudboy Slim
--blasted me the other day as a "Moby/Troll" becuz I haven't bowed properly in front of the BushGod..

JMO, but the above is a case of the pot calling the kettle black.

682 posted on 07/27/2004 7:29:02 AM PDT by Dane (Trial lawyers are the tapeworms to wealth creating society)
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To: cinFLA

Glad to see you're not slinging any mud there, cin. A thoughtful, well-reasoned post, once again. If Mother Teresa could rise from the grave, she'd give you a hug.


Also, your open-minded approach to and respect for political parties other than your own, is especially heartening.


683 posted on 07/27/2004 7:31:35 AM PDT by The Libertarian Dude (Why, if we can just pass a few more laws, we can ALL be criminals! - J.R. "Bob" Dobbs)
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To: Vets_Husband_and_Wife
bump !!!!

684 posted on 07/27/2004 7:33:15 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: VRWCmember; Neets
WWCGEBD!

I have no! idea.....

685 posted on 07/27/2004 7:35:18 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Grill Berger, then add Ketchup)
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To: AppyPappy
"Too many of the jugular goers are "highly respected" freepers who run threads."

Unfortunately true...I realize tensions are running high due to the election and all, but there is a bit too much paranoia out there regarding new posters and varying opinions. We can't change folks' minds if we ZOT them at the first sign of non-conformity, imho.

FReegards...MUD

686 posted on 07/27/2004 7:36:21 AM PDT by Mudboy Slim (RE-IMPEACH Osama bil Clinton!!)
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To: exhaustedmomma
*You have FReepMail!

You posted that, so I looked. I don't have any freepmail.

687 posted on 07/27/2004 7:38:14 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown" -- harpseal)
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To: Dane
"--blasted me the other day as a "Moby/Troll" becuz I haven't bowed properly in front of the BushGod."

"JMO, but the above is a case of the pot calling the kettle black."

How so, Dane?! I don't know if yer familiar with the incident I was referencing, but it was altogether the other poster's doing. Have you EVER seen me call another long-time poster a "Troll" or a "Moby"? No you haven't becuz it hasn't occurred...fact is, I believe a little diversity in the thought processes of the posters is a Good Thing and only serves to strengthen our positions on issues when we're forced to defend our opinions against those who believe differently.

FReegards...MUD

688 posted on 07/27/2004 7:45:04 AM PDT by Mudboy Slim (RE-IMPEACH Osama bil Clinton!!)
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To: AppyPappy
Too many of the jugular goers are "highly respected" freepers who run threads. Anyone who dares to disagree is attacked en masse.

By go for the jugular, I hope you are including calling someone an "AFer" if they question you?

689 posted on 07/27/2004 7:49:51 AM PDT by technochick99 (Sanctimonious prig, proudly posting and criticizing (except the FRN) since 1999.)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Living in the moment ~ Bump!


690 posted on 07/27/2004 7:50:52 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Bob J
Sure. I'll play nice...

Well... OK. Maybe not so much.

691 posted on 07/27/2004 7:53:17 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (For an Evil Super Genius, you aren't too bright are you?)
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To: Mudboy Slim
How so, Dane?! I don't know if yer familiar with the incident I was referencing, but it was altogether the other poster's doing. Have you EVER seen me call another long-time poster a "Troll" or a "Moby"?

The way you sarcastically said BushGod.

God forbid someone supports one of the candidates that can actually win. We all know that Bush isn't perfect, and the world isn't perfect, either, but Bush is 1000 times better than Kerry, that is a given. And just because someone supports a candidate doesn't mean they see that person as a a "god".

IMO, some just get tired, of what I would call whining on FR, by some that the political landscape isn't perfect.

IMO, the political landscape will never be perfect and I deal with that reality.

692 posted on 07/27/2004 7:53:53 AM PDT by Dane (Trial lawyers are the tapeworms to wealth creating society)
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To: Dead Corpse; dead

"Fear's Fer Minions!!"
(To be sung to Eric Clapton's "Tears In Heaven")

Will they know my face...
When I meet them in heaven?
"What's yer FReeper name?"
It's what they're askin' in heaven.

Right must be strong...
We'll carry on...
'Cuz I know poet's belong...
Up in heaven.

Can we save our Land...
From Dem Sosh'list Lib'rals?!!
Right shall make a stand...
Rout Dem pathetic Lib'rals!!

We'll fight always...
Fer liberty...
'Cuz RATS know Big Guv'ment stinks!!
Devolve Power!!

Time to weild our Power...
Time to join in...FReep!!
Right shan't break yer heart...
Cut Big Guv'ment...please, Dubyuh please.

Reject RATS' Whore'd...
Their "peace" ain't OURS!!
'Cuz Right knows as FReedom grows...
Fear's fer minions!!

Will you know my face...
When I meet you in heaven?
"What's yer FReeper name?!"
It's the Big Question in heaven.

Right shall be strong...
We'll carry on...
'Cuz I know FReepers belong...
Up in heaven.

Mudboy Slim (5/25/04)


693 posted on 07/27/2004 7:55:17 AM PDT by Mudboy Slim (RE-IMPEACH Osama bil Clinton!!)
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To: technochick99

Actually, that is more esoteric squabbling. I'm referring to calling people "Democrats" and "liberals" if they aren't Bush uber alles.

CFR was a classic example. Everyone said that Bush should sign it because the Supreme Court will throw it out. The rest is history.


694 posted on 07/27/2004 7:55:31 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

Ya mean it will be safe to post comments favorable to that pro-life, pro-American jobs, anti-illegal immigration, anti-troops-for-foreign-wars, truth telling, America first conservative Buchanan?


695 posted on 07/27/2004 7:56:16 AM PDT by ex-snook ("BUT ABOVE ALL THINGS, TRUTH BEARETH AWAY THE VICTORY")
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To: Dane

Yes but if a freeper doesn't agree with Bush, it doesn't mean Bush will lose the election.


696 posted on 07/27/2004 7:56:44 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: ex-snook

Buchanan pro-life? He ran under the Reform Party banner. He may talk it but he doesn't practice it.

Is he running under the Bund banner this year?


697 posted on 07/27/2004 7:58:12 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: pax_et_bonum
for someone to have a quick argument with me so that I can forgive you

Well, I WAS game till I went to check out your homepage-

You just HAD to be from Texas, didn't ya, you goober!

698 posted on 07/27/2004 7:58:16 AM PDT by MamaTexan (Liberals are just communists in metrosexual clothing)
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To: Dane

Yeah, get off my jugular.

:-)


699 posted on 07/27/2004 7:58:26 AM PDT by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: Dane

Yeah, get off my jugular.

:-)


700 posted on 07/27/2004 7:58:40 AM PDT by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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