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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: Chieftain

No just the spirit of Bobby McFerrin :)


81 posted on 07/26/2004 7:58:08 PM PDT by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: azhenfud

Okay, Whats a beeber?


82 posted on 07/26/2004 7:58:10 PM PDT by cmsgop ( Bong Hits, Fraggle Rock Reruns and DU is no way to go through Life.............)
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To: Luis Gonzalez

Fair enough.


83 posted on 07/26/2004 7:58:22 PM PDT by Bob J (Rightalk.com...coming soon!)
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To: azhenfud

Seriesly funny!


84 posted on 07/26/2004 7:58:25 PM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: RedBloodedAmerican

You have stated our purpose eloquently.


85 posted on 07/26/2004 7:58:30 PM PDT by onyx (Kerry '04: The Sears Tower is just an eyesore.)
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To: Bob J

"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag and begin slitting throats."

H.L. Mencken

86 posted on 07/26/2004 7:58:31 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Bob J
I've seen a few articles and topics posted lately that seem to have a 'divde and conquer' strategery.

As long as we keep focused on the common goal we'll prevail.

Stealing and taking a little creative license with a line from 'No Time For Sergeants': "FreeRepublic is the best danged site on the whole danged internet."

87 posted on 07/26/2004 7:58:40 PM PDT by Looking4Truth (NEVER trust Muslims to keep their word.)
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To: Bob J

88 posted on 07/26/2004 7:58:52 PM PDT by The Mayor (By one Manís obedience many will be made righteous.)
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To: Bob J

Troll. May Bill Clinton defile you like a blue dress.


89 posted on 07/26/2004 7:59:44 PM PDT by doug from upland
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To: dr_who_2; Bob J; Howlin; kattracks; JohnHuang2; Sabertooth

90 posted on 07/26/2004 7:59:58 PM PDT by GeronL (Time for a Constitutional Amendment banning Government giving money away to anyone or anything...)
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To: Billthedrill

LOL


91 posted on 07/26/2004 8:00:05 PM PDT by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: LanPB01
Can't we all just get along?

I'll have a Long Island iced tea.

Isn't that what Rodney said?

92 posted on 07/26/2004 8:00:23 PM PDT by Howlin (Free the 2000 Millenium Report!!!!!)
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To: onyx

onyx, I hate to sound paranoid, but I'd rather not say. I will tip off that it's somewhere in Missouri, and it's not a race for senator.


93 posted on 07/26/2004 8:00:28 PM 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: GeronL

Were you and I having a fight?

You should have told me!


94 posted on 07/26/2004 8:01:02 PM PDT by Howlin (Free the 2000 Millenium Report!!!!!)
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To: The Mayor

No, I just came out of an FRN meeting where I realized I was fighting battles that are a waste of effort that would be better utilized at the real enemy.


95 posted on 07/26/2004 8:01:06 PM PDT by Bob J (Rightalk.com...coming soon!)
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To: Bob J
We've played the personality cult game for three years, time to turn our attention to the task at hand, and to the true enemy.

This election is big, I think that it's only the fourth time that we've elected a war time president.

Time to get the job done so that we can bicker again after we've won.
96 posted on 07/26/2004 8:01:23 PM PDT by Luis Gonzalez (Sin Patria, pero sin amo.)
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To: SirAllen

I'm in!


97 posted on 07/26/2004 8:01:24 PM PDT by JoeSixPack1 (Freedom Stands Because Heroes Serve.)
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To: Bob J

Troll...ZOT!!!!!!

BTW, you're right. The liberals are driving me crazy the closer we get to the election. I went off on Lance Armstrong and Dubya earlier and for what? I'm on the edge.

I'm watching Clinton right now on TV... he hasn't changed one bit and he won't go away! What a classless jackass...he just quoted scripture. ARRRRRRFGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!


98 posted on 07/26/2004 8:01:25 PM PDT by I got the rope
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To: The Libertarian Dude

OK.
I can't vote for you. :(


99 posted on 07/26/2004 8:01:32 PM PDT by onyx (Kerry '04: The Sears Tower is just an eyesore.)
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To: Bob J

WOW! You do go back a ways... I originally signed up, and was like number seven thousand something, but my email address changed so I re-enlisted.

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.

There seems to be much more of a single-issue orientation lately, abortion threads, WOD threads, etc, etc.

The entire philosophy of our government is that government is a servant of the people, not their masters.

Simple ideas like that get swept under the rug over and over.


100 posted on 07/26/2004 8:01:47 PM PDT by djf
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