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The dark recesses of a demented mind..... | 02/17/2005 | Trident/Delta

Posted on 02/15/2005 7:40:38 AM PST by Trident/Delta

I once again come out of a self-imposed exile to observe that in the most recent past, there have been an extraordinary number of posts that seem to be focused at the erosion of Free Republic. From exhortations about US immigration and border policies to whether or not "polls" were fair and worded appropriately.

I am once again reminded that there are those that would prefer that Free Republic would just go away. Not only the DU retards that seem to spend most of their time dreaming up colorful ways of using obscenity in a mixed metaphor environment, and applying "cutey-pie" avatar graphics, but also the MSM pundits that troll the postings at FR for juicy tid-bits that they can steal as their own work. There is also those that seem to feel that it is thier mission in life to change the direction, tone and tenor of this forum to somehting in the Libertarian bent. Personally, I view FR as a "blog" of sorts, open to divergent points of view, sometimes irreverent, but, always for the good of America.

So, I guess that this missive is directed at those that feel the necessity to post some inane rambling at every opportunity, or to weigh-in constantly and attempt to subvert every issue to some hidden agenda. You should be aware that there are a LOT of people that just lurk, and, that this "facility" is the property of one Jim Robinson. It is not a "public" convenience, it is something that has been developed and nurtured by Mr Robinson and his supporters. I, for one, am sick and tired of these idiots that go off and seem to think that they have some "right" to say whatever they want, and to then have rightous indignation when they are "beebed", "stuned", "Moosed" or "zotted" by Mods.

To those that read these words and are ready to go off on me for violating the "No vanities" rule, please feel free. If the Mods wish to banish me, so be it. The bottom line is that it is JR's board and it is in his purview to do what he pleases on it.

In closing I am going to say that I am quite aware of concerted efforts on the part of many "competitive" groups, both right and left, that are doing everything in their power to discredit this forum. So, when you read some screed about how unfair or biased FR is, you should really consider the source, and dismiss those subversives as you would any inconvience or tiresome bore.

I now return to the magical world of "Lurk" and return you to your regularly scheduled program. Thank you for your time and patience.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fr; freerepublic; provaceteur; subversives; trolls; vikingkitties
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Semper Fidelis
1 posted on 02/15/2005 7:40:38 AM PST by Trident/Delta
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To: Trident/Delta

Jim Robinson wrote the foreward for a book called "Hillary's Secret War" and FR was featured prominently in the book.

It is obvious from reading it that the media reads here often and has sleeper freepers who pop out of the woodwork to cause dissension occasionally.

I wish you'd post more often, btw!


2 posted on 02/15/2005 7:43:56 AM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Trident/Delta

Very well said.


3 posted on 02/15/2005 7:47:45 AM PST by Durus
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To: Peach
Thank you for your kind words. I post when I am able and lurk nearly every day. It has been a busy time for my business and although I don't post as often as I used to, I read the forum nearly every day (time permitting). I have just been seething lately from some of the posts that are "over the top in terms of their outright contempt of FR.

Oh well, the doctor said to take the little blue pill and everything will be ok.......

Semper Fi

4 posted on 02/15/2005 7:50:29 AM PST by Trident/Delta ("Veni..Vedi..Velcro... I came, I saw, I stuck around......")
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To: Trident/Delta

LOL.

I know what you mean about some posters lately. They need to either start their own web site or go back to DU and the watering holes where media types hang out.


5 posted on 02/15/2005 7:54:18 AM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Trident/Delta
I, for one, am sick and tired of these idiots that go off and seem to think that they have some "right" to say whatever they want, and to then have rightous indignation when they are "beebed", "stuned", "Moosed" or "zotted" by Mods.

**************

And then come back under another name, and start the nonsense all over again. Frankly, I don't know how the Mods keep up with it, given the number of posts we've seen lately.

6 posted on 02/15/2005 7:58:01 AM PST by trisham (proudly jack-booted and pajama clad!)
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To: Trident/Delta
It's good to see you again T/D. Please don't be a stranger. FR needs insightful commentary from knowledgeable FReepers in order to remain the best source for information on the planet. If the more intelligent/educated among us stop posting it becomes just a huge (hugh) chat room.
7 posted on 02/15/2005 8:23:57 AM PST by jellybean (Yullah imshe!! -- Let's Roll!)
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To: Trident/Delta

It is simple, of late, we have been under broad attack from the Left, and from other Jacobin political quarters of various stripes.


8 posted on 02/15/2005 11:36:04 AM PST by GOP_1900AD (Stomping on "PC," destroying the Left, and smoking out faux "conservatives" - Take Back The GOP!)
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To: Trident/Delta

Bump!


9 posted on 02/15/2005 11:38:44 AM PST by PRND21
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To: trisham
"beebed", "stuned", "Moosed" or "zotted" by Mods.

Having never been beebed, stuned, moosed or zotted, I have no idea what any of those terms mean except 'zot'.

10 posted on 02/15/2005 11:43:12 AM PST by The Grammarian ("Preaching is in the shadows. The world does not believe in it." --W.E. Sangster)
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To: Trident/Delta

Good rant. Thanks.


11 posted on 02/15/2005 11:43:37 AM PST by Judith Anne (Thank you St. Jude for favors granted.)
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To: GOP_1900AD
It is simple, of late, we have been under broad attack from the Left, and from other Jacobin political quarters of various stripes.

The amplitude of the attack indicates the effectiveness of FR in educating the general public regarding political policy. The left is frightened and in retreat.

Congratulations Jim Robinson, well done.

12 posted on 02/15/2005 11:45:22 AM PST by Navy Patriot (I'm gonna hear it for this.)
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To: The Grammarian

Moose. Sister. Llama.

Now "Beeb" is a new one on me, but it may come from the same source.


13 posted on 02/15/2005 11:50:24 AM PST by Tatze (I voted for John Kerry before I voted against him!)
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To: Tatze
Geez, you guys have never had your "Beeber" Stuned????

Semper Giggle

14 posted on 02/15/2005 11:53:14 AM PST by Trident/Delta ("Veni..Vedi..Velcro... I came, I saw, I stuck around......")
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To: The Grammarian

A Hint: if you don't want to be Moosed, don't expose the cheese. [And keep your pancakes on your plat.]


15 posted on 02/15/2005 11:54:43 AM PST by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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To: Tatze; The Grammarian; Trident/Delta; al baby
Al Baby’s immortal thread, the origin of “stuned” and “beeber.”
16 posted on 02/15/2005 11:58:00 AM PST by dighton
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To: Trident/Delta
Geez, you guys have never had your "Beeber" Stuned????

Semper Giggle

Hmm... This sounds series.

17 posted on 02/15/2005 11:58:20 AM PST by TChris (Most people's capability for inference is severely overestimated)
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To: Trident/Delta

Stun their beebers !


18 posted on 02/15/2005 12:00:15 PM PST by John Lenin
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To: TChris
It is hugh series!!

Semper Fluent

19 posted on 02/15/2005 12:03:02 PM PST by Trident/Delta ("Veni..Vedi..Velcro... I came, I saw, I stuck around......")
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To: trisham
the mods have help...


20 posted on 02/15/2005 12:05:27 PM PST by King Prout (Remember John Adam!)
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To: TChris
Hmm... This sounds series.

I don't know about series, but it's definately HUGH!!!

21 posted on 02/15/2005 12:07:18 PM PST by Tatze (I voted for John Kerry before I voted against him!)
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To: Trident/Delta
Not only the DU retards that seem to spend most of their time dreaming up colorful ways of using obscenity in a mixed metaphor environment..."

T/D...Bump to you for your well written and timely rant...the above sentence is LOL funny and so true!

22 posted on 02/15/2005 12:08:50 PM PST by all4one (My thoughts and prayers are with our soldiers.....and their families)
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To: Trident/Delta

Good to see ya around although I don't entirely agree with your vanity.

'Pod.

23 posted on 02/15/2005 12:15:25 PM PST by sauropod (Hitlary: "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.")
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To: Trident/Delta; Grampa Dave; MeekOneGOP

BTTT


24 posted on 02/15/2005 12:16:35 PM PST by EdReform (Free Republic - helping to keep our country a free republic. Thank you for your financial support!)
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To: Trident/Delta
Good to see you, T/D. Hope things are going well.

Kind of interesting to see this happen to FR, isn't it? The place was kind of fun when it was only a torn-up net and a cement pad in JimRob's backyard, but it's center court in the big arena now and not all of the faces watching are friendly.

T/D's right, people. This isn't just self-aggrandizment, we've taken a couple of big dogs down now and had a couple of our own bitten back. Check your profile pages and make sure you aren't telling the world something you don't want heard by people who really don't like you not for what you've done but for what you are.

25 posted on 02/15/2005 12:22:45 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: sauropod
'Pod, it is the disagreement that makes this forum so grand. It isn't necessary for me to make you see my way of thinking, and it isn't yours to covince me. It is supposed to be where differing viewpoints can be discussed cogently. I tire of those that seem to post information that can ONLY be taken in their context and they rebuff any sort of disagreement. Semper Fi
26 posted on 02/15/2005 12:30:29 PM PST by Trident/Delta ("Veni..Vedi..Velcro... I came, I saw, I stuck around......")
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To: EdReform; Ernest_at_the_Beach; MeekOneGOP; mhking; nutmeg

ER thanks for the ping.

To the others, this is probably worth being pinged. Thanks.


27 posted on 02/15/2005 12:33:20 PM PST by Grampa Dave (The MSM has been a WMD, Weapon of Mass Disinformation for the Rats for at least 4 decades.)
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To: Trident/Delta

Don't be such a stranger, dude.


28 posted on 02/15/2005 12:34:21 PM PST by Petronski (Oh for Heaven's sake....)
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To: Petronski
Ah, the Mods have voted. There is NO one stranger than I on FR.

Semper Fi

29 posted on 02/15/2005 12:36:44 PM PST by Trident/Delta ("Veni..Vedi..Velcro... I came, I saw, I stuck around......")
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To: Trident/Delta

Another funny whine is the one which says: "I've explained my opinion to you's a hundred times before, but you still don't agree with me. Are you stupid or just dense?"


30 posted on 02/15/2005 12:37:17 PM PST by Cultural Jihad
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To: Fiddlstix; Mo1; Brad's Gramma; SweetCaroline; scripter; Gabz; glock rocks; Happy2BMe; SheLion; ...

Ping


31 posted on 02/15/2005 12:38:05 PM PST by EdReform (Free Republic - helping to keep our country a free republic. Thank you for your financial support!)
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To: Trident/Delta

There's not really a "no vaities" rule -- exceptions are always made for full-length, well-reasoned posts. Like yours. Nice job!


32 posted on 02/15/2005 12:39:51 PM PST by kevkrom (If people are free to do as they wish, they are almost certain not to do as Utopian planners wish)
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To: Trident/Delta
Thank you. You are quite correct. I hope more people will understand what's going on here as a result of your post.

Good to see you, and I am glad your absence is for no other reason than that you are busy.

33 posted on 02/15/2005 12:47:52 PM PST by Miss Marple
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To: Grampa Dave

Thanks for the ping, need to check my profile.

Just old stuff on keywords and bump lists, so seems ok.


34 posted on 02/15/2005 12:50:43 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: Trident/Delta
Excellent advice and this says it all:

The bottom line is that it is JR's board and it is in his purview to do what he pleases on it.

And we are blessed to have this tremendous facility.

35 posted on 02/15/2005 12:52:29 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: The Grammarian
Having never been beebed, stuned, moosed or zotted, I have no idea what any of those terms mean except 'zot'.

***************

But do you like cheese? :)


36 posted on 02/15/2005 1:00:45 PM PST by trisham (proudly jackbooted and pajama clad!)
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To: King Prout
the mods have help...

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Awww. Are those yours?

37 posted on 02/15/2005 1:02:16 PM PST by trisham (proudly jackbooted and pajama clad!)
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To: Trident/Delta
I now return to the magical world of "Lurk" and return you to your regularly scheduled program. Thank you for your time and patience.

Alright .. cough it up .. what's your secret?

How can you just lurk ... I've tried and tried and tried to just lurk and I've failed every single time

BTW ... nice post on your vanity :0)

38 posted on 02/15/2005 1:07:54 PM PST by Mo1 (Question to Liberals .. When did supporting and defending Freedom become a bad thing??)
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To: Trident/Delta
applying "cutey-pie" avatar graphics

[snip]

somehting in the Libertarian bent

Hey, I'm something of a libertarian with a cutey-pie avatar graphic...
but I'm willing to put in long hours supporting FR during the fundraisers, flushing out DUmmies, and those who would harm Jim's wonderful creation.

BTW, Nice vanity.

39 posted on 02/15/2005 1:18:59 PM PST by glock rocks (WYGIWYG)
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To: Trident/Delta

ok. Think we are in violent agreement. 'Pod.


40 posted on 02/15/2005 1:48:16 PM PST by sauropod (Hitlary: "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.")
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To: sauropod
I thought so.

Semper Contented

41 posted on 02/15/2005 1:58:02 PM PST by Trident/Delta ("Veni..Vedi..Velcro... I came, I saw, I stuck around......")
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To: EdReform; Trident/Delta

Nothing here I disagree with!

Thanks for the ping, ER.


42 posted on 02/15/2005 3:06:22 PM PST by Gabz (Anti-smoker gnatzies...small minds buzzing in your business..............SWAT'EM)
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To: trisham

the dark ones are. the white one is an occasional visitor.


43 posted on 02/15/2005 4:09:12 PM PST by King Prout (Remember John Adam!)
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To: Trident/Delta

44 posted on 02/15/2005 4:12:25 PM PST by theFIRMbss
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To: The Grammarian
"Having never been beebed, stuned",

Well, ya can't claim that one anymore! ;-0

45 posted on 02/15/2005 4:15:27 PM PST by Mad Dawgg (French: old Europe word meaning surrender)
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To: Trident/Delta
The president can only sign a bill into law that is presented to him by the legislative branches.
The current president has yet to veto any bill that has been passed by a majority of both legislative branches.
What are the odds that the legislative branches will send a bill for the presidents signature, one way or the other, regarding this issue?
Slim and none, IMHO.
Expect the status quo to continue...
46 posted on 02/15/2005 6:41:10 PM PST by michigander (The Constitution only guarantees the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: Trident/Delta; Peach; Durus; trisham; Navy Patriot
Semper Fi. Yes, after a while it's easy to spot a sleeper freeper. I like to think of them as a zit waiting to be popped. Sometimes you can feel the zit just baking away under the skin, not ripe enough to squeeze. But when the body has had enough, all that puss boils to the surface and it only takes a couple of fingers to make pimple pop like a zot.

Is FR going through more zots than usual? It's an obvious sign that the site must be growing like teenager!
47 posted on 02/15/2005 6:50:22 PM PST by SaltyJoe ("Social Justice" begins with the unborn child. "Fetus" means "young one".)
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To: michigander
Huh?? At the risk of sounding stupid.... What the hell are you talking about????

Semper Confused

48 posted on 02/15/2005 7:04:18 PM PST by Trident/Delta ("Veni..Vedi..Velcro... I came, I saw, I stuck around......")
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To: SaltyJoe
Damn Bro, you sure can turn a phrase... made me want to go to the drug store and get some Clearasil.....

Semper Fi

49 posted on 02/15/2005 7:06:13 PM PST by Trident/Delta ("Veni..Vedi..Velcro... I came, I saw, I stuck around......")
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To: Trident/Delta
What are the odds that the legislative branches will send a bill for the presidents signature, one way or the other, regarding this issue?
Slim and none, IMHO.

Just attempting to cut to the end game of all this BS.

50 posted on 02/15/2005 7:10:25 PM PST by michigander (The Constitution only guarantees the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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