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Posted on 09/11/2004 12:24:17 PM PDT by Admin ModeratorEdited on 09/11/2004 8:05:54 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
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Come on, they don't want to see babes, they want to see hairy apes who can't shoot the boil off a liberal's hiney. You know ... women who don't shave their pits or legs.
You're going to have to make the move. This is not high school.
The redhead is rumored to be carrying Laz's baby/babies.
Now that's JUST NOT RIGHT! *L*
yeah, but does Laz know that?
You won on the shaved part... You get a get out of zot free card on that one. Please, you get 3 cards...
I tell you I love those 9mm.
Already posted! ;-)
Well, the problem with the Admin. Moderator's spiel is that if one were to spend his entire day discussing (and arguing) politics --even on a political website-- one will go bats**t nuts.
It's better to remember that life consists of the stressful (world events, work, family life) AND the relaxing (entertainment, activity) and to treat this site accordingly.
Yes, I know what the stated message of FreeRepublic is, and I appreciate it's highly informative and amusing take on the news of the day (from a conservative angle, for a change). However, just what in the hell is the problem with an occassional NON-POLITICAL post on music, movies, sports, etc. from an established Freeper. Nothing, if you ask me.
After all, some folks like myself, weegee, etc. appreciate the fact that we can discuss our non-political interests on occassion with people that we know won't be coming at us with some unrelated, "I-love-Michael-Moore", bulls**t liberal agenda.
Example: You'd be surprised, but I'd much rather discuss a good movie I just saw with decent and thoughtful Freepers, than tussle with the disgusting socialist attack dogs that have taken over the IMDB.
OK, I had a really smart-aleck post. But being a mod, I can't do that. There are drawbacks to this as well.
Hello, Are you there????? This is a political forum. You can get your fill of tabloid crap at a tabloid site.
Since the Mod on the right keeps ZOTTING my overtures, those will come in handy. ;-)
Er...Left. S'cuse me
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