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Web can turn everybody into a contributor (BUCKHEAD LEGEND LIVES ON)
The State ^ | Sep. 25, 2004 | Charliie Paschal

Posted on 09/25/2004 6:35:18 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776

The worst thing anyone can say is that they don’t have anything to contribute or anything to say — especially in this day and age of the Internet.

The Internet is the people’s printing press, the place where people can have their say, can influence what’s going on no matter what side they’re on. That’s what happened with the memos CBS used in a report on George Bush’s service in the National Guard.

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According to a report on The Weekly Standard (www.theweeklystandard.com), the blogs are the reason that doubts about these documents spread so fast. A mere four hours after the CBS report, a blogger by the name of Buckhead began wondering about the fonts and spacing of the memos supposedly typed by Bush’s National Guard commander and “newly obtained” by 60 Minutes. In an e-mail to The Weekly Standard, Buckhead didn’t claim credit for his insight, saying that the Internet is a “big place, and I can’t believe that other people didn’t notice the same thing around the same time.”

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You can be one, too. Just go to www.google.com and search for blogging. You’ll find sites that’ll tell you how to start a blog. And, who knows? Maybe your particular expertise, whatever it may be, will be called upon in the future to help debunk a news story. It can happen to the most modest person. The Bush memos prove that.

All because some bloggers began to raise questions.

(Excerpt) Read more at thestate.com ...


TOPICS: Free Republic; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: buckhead; rathergate

1 posted on 09/25/2004 6:35:18 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776
In an e-mail to The Weekly Standard, Buckhead didn’t claim credit for his insight, saying that the Internet is a “big place, and I can’t believe that other people didn’t notice the same thing around the same time.”

According to stories in basically every major media outlet there is, Buckhead's been sending e-mails to them saying almost the exact same thing. You reckon it's just a form letter?

2 posted on 09/25/2004 6:36:28 AM PDT by K1avg
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To: K1avg

I do not know, as a Freeper I understand how it works here, and Like Buckhead we are one of many, UNITED!


3 posted on 09/25/2004 6:38:39 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ((John Kerry is now in full retreat))
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To: AmericanMade1776

'WE' are Buckhead!

4 posted on 09/25/2004 6:57:28 AM PDT by Condor51 (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. -- Gen G. Patton Jr)
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To: AmericanMade1776; Buckhead

I have a particular, perhaps singular, expertise in the migratory patterns of the Jungle Nymph (Heteropteryx dilatata) in the remote northwest of Scotland during the 15th century.

I wonder if I ever have a chance to attain blogosphere prominence with this esoteric knowledge like Buckhead has.


5 posted on 09/25/2004 7:02:31 AM PDT by tdadams ('Unfit for Command' is full of lies... it quotes John Kerry)
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To: AmericanMade1776

'Buckhead' is funny, but it's too bad his name wasn't something like 'Jack Mehoffer.' That woulda been a riot.


6 posted on 09/25/2004 7:06:05 AM PDT by OmegaMan
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To: Condor51

Rally the cry!

7 posted on 09/25/2004 7:09:48 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ((John Kerry is now in full retreat))
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To: AmericanMade1776
The worst thing anyone can say is that they don’t have anything to contribute or anything to say — especially in this day and age of the Internet.

No, we have a lot of lurkers and they are harmless. The worst thing you can say about someone is that they are trolling (wasting our time to get attention).

8 posted on 09/25/2004 7:13:20 AM PDT by xm177e2 (Stalinists, Maoists, Ba'athists, Pacifists: Why are they always on the same side?)
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To: xm177e2

Im looking into cotton futures trading these days. Lotsa jammie customers out there.


9 posted on 09/25/2004 7:20:13 AM PDT by Dat Mon (clever tagline under construction)
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To: tdadams
I wonder if I ever have a chance to attain blogosphere prominence with this esoteric knowledge like Buckhead has.

Yes Little Freephopper, unlike the article above that suggest Just go to www.google.com and search for blogging.

Little Freehopper you will need much patience and time searching on the world wide web, because sometimes Google can be..well....very limiting in scope and vision.

10 posted on 09/25/2004 7:20:46 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ((John Kerry is now in full retreat))
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To: xm177e2

Well said, Unless...those trolling are into anti American Rants, or Bush Bashing, or well just plain vulgar.


11 posted on 09/25/2004 7:23:10 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ((John Kerry is now in full retreat))
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To: OmegaMan
Or Mike Hunt..........
12 posted on 09/25/2004 7:58:51 AM PDT by a6intruder (downtown with big bombs, 24/7, rain or shine, day or night)
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To: AmericanMade1776

My wife and I were joking about the image people around the country (world) would have of "Buckhead" from his name. We could imagine people hostile to his actions portraying him as a male deer with antlers...:o)

Should anyone ask you, Buckhead is an upscale neighborhood in Atlanta. Some would say even nicer than "upscale".

So, banish any visions of a hunter's trophy over the fireplace. As dear to us as Buckhead may be, he ain't no deer. :-)

A thought that occurred as I was typing the above: Has anyone considered FREEPERS establishing an annual (or whenever the occasion warrants)"Buckhead Award" to online people who have contributed to the expansion of knowledge, exposure of left wing people and plots, or making it possible for "average, non-partisan" people to see the light of liberal betrayal...

Had some award of this nature existed in past years "Alamo Girl" would have been a prime candidate. She was an earlier, unsung, Free Republic heroine during the Clinton administration.


13 posted on 09/25/2004 8:13:01 AM PDT by Rhetorical pi2
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To: a6intruder

Heywood Jablowme?


14 posted on 09/25/2004 8:38:11 AM PDT by closet freeper
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To: AmericanMade1776
Google can be..well....very limiting in scope and vision.

Help is on the way: Amazon.com's new search engine

15 posted on 09/25/2004 8:38:35 AM PDT by snopercod (O beautiful for heroes proved, In liberating strife. Who more than self the country loved...)
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To: closet freeper

Ben_Dover?


16 posted on 09/25/2004 8:39:08 AM PDT by snopercod (O beautiful for heroes proved, In liberating strife. Who more than self the country loved...)
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To: Condor51

Read my tagline:)


17 posted on 09/25/2004 8:39:21 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (<font type=1972 IBM>I <change typeballs>am<change typeballs> Buckhead)
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To: snopercod

Kerrysux?


18 posted on 09/25/2004 8:51:55 AM PDT by closet freeper
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To: snopercod

thanks..I bookmarked it.


19 posted on 09/25/2004 9:53:10 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ((John Kerry is now in full retreat))
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To: Rhetorical pi2
BUCK+HEAD=
20 posted on 09/25/2004 10:07:07 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ((John Kerry is now in full retreat))
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To: AmericanMade1776

21 posted on 09/25/2004 10:48:53 AM PDT by Henry Krinkle
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To: AmericanMade1776
"The worst thing anyone can say is that they don’t have anything to contribute"

I must agree -- that IS the worst thing to say. The correct thing to say would be "...is that he or she doesn't have anything to contribute"

Sorry for the nitpick, I'm an editor!

22 posted on 09/25/2004 11:49:59 AM PDT by NewJerseyJoe (Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
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To: AmericanMade1776
btt


FREEPER (PARodrig) PAUL RODRIGUEZ FOR CONGRESS

23 posted on 09/30/2004 12:58:42 AM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Buckhead needs to change his handle to
"Buckhead-post-47"


24 posted on 09/30/2004 8:22:27 PM PDT by cpdiii ( Oil field trash ( and proud of it) turned pharmacist.)
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To: closet freeper

LOL Seymour Butts


25 posted on 10/01/2004 1:58:12 AM PDT by ninonitti
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To: All

Thanks for the humbling moment. Just when I think I'm a 40 year old grownup, you guys got me snickering and snorting at the name jokes on this thread.


26 posted on 10/01/2004 2:01:54 AM PDT by AHerald ("The fates lead him who will; him who won't they drag.")
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