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Excellent article about Jim Robinson - Showdown: The left vs. the Web
World Net Daily ^ | July 20, 2005 | Richard Poe

Posted on 07/20/2005 4:28:34 AM PDT by SFC MAC

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"I had not been all that politically active prior to President Clinton's election," Robinson recalls. "Yes, I complained about government and politics just like everyone else … but politics was not particularly high on my list of priorities – until Slick came along."

Robinson saw that the Clintons had brought a new and dangerous level of corruption to American politics. He could no longer remain aloof. "I knew that the newspapers and news media were lying and I knew that government had been encroaching on our individual rights and that our politicians were as corrupt as the day is long. I also knew that nothing would be done about it unless we the people somehow joined together to exercise our political free-speech rights."

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


TOPICS: Free Republic; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 1stamendment; ccrm; faq; firstamendment; fr; freedomofspeech; freep; freepers; freepress; freerepublic; freespeech; frhistory; internet; jimrob; jimrobinson; press; richardpoe; robinson; theleftvstheweb; web
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I loved reading about Free Republic's founder and the catalyst for his courageous activism. He went head to head with Slick Willie's legal henchmen and stood his ground. Thank God for sites like this. Without media watchdogs like the Freepers, the purchase of Clinton/Gore's 1996 re-election by Chinese arms merchants would have gone unreported and there would be no one to counter the journalistic fraud of the Socialist controled "fourth estate". Jim, keep up the fantastic work and "Illegitimi Non Carborundum"! HOOAH! SFC MAC
1 posted on 07/20/2005 4:28:35 AM PDT by SFC MAC
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To: SFC MAC

bttt


2 posted on 07/20/2005 4:29:45 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Democrats ... frolicking on the wilder shores of Planet Zongo.)
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To: Tax-chick

Cheers Jim!


3 posted on 07/20/2005 4:31:05 AM PDT by Capn TrVth
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To: SFC MAC; Jim Robinson

Awesome!


4 posted on 07/20/2005 4:33:24 AM PDT by SkyPilot (Eliminate, eradicate, and stamp out redundancy!)
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To: All
And a new medium was born onto the world.

Btw, who was the first to be called a true blogger?
Just asking because I want to know that it wasn't Gore.

5 posted on 07/20/2005 4:34:58 AM PDT by MaxMax (God Bless America)
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To: SFC MAC

Great read!!!


6 posted on 07/20/2005 4:34:58 AM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: SFC MAC

Save for later read!


7 posted on 07/20/2005 4:37:36 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SFC MAC
Double posting, LOL! Needless to say, Free Republic can can claim modest credit for destroying Dan Rather's media empire.

(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
8 posted on 07/20/2005 4:37:44 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: SFC MAC; Jim Robinson

Yep, ditto.


9 posted on 07/20/2005 4:38:08 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: BibChr

Pingomai


10 posted on 07/20/2005 4:40:58 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: SFC MAC

bump


11 posted on 07/20/2005 4:43:21 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (Tampa Bay, Fl. The lightning capital of the world!)
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To: SFC MAC; Jim Robinson

Jim Kicks Democrat Ass.


12 posted on 07/20/2005 4:43:31 AM PDT by roaddog727 (The marginal propensity to save is 1 minus the marginal propensity to consume.)
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To: SFC MAC

When the history books are written after we're all gone, Jim Robinson and FreeRepublic will be in them.

May God Bless Jim and all those who stood up for our Republic and Liberty.


13 posted on 07/20/2005 4:44:43 AM PDT by TruthFactor (A mind is a terrible thing to waste with a PC Education.)
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To: SFC MAC

Proud-to-be-a-Freeper bump


14 posted on 07/20/2005 4:44:51 AM PDT by Tribune7
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To: SFC MAC

Very good history of FR. I had heard some of these things but this puts it all in order for me.


15 posted on 07/20/2005 4:45:05 AM PDT by Mrs. P
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To: Temple Owl

ping


16 posted on 07/20/2005 4:45:12 AM PDT by Tribune7
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To: Owl_Eagle; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Willie Green; Mo1; ..

Not much to do with PA but absolutely of interest


17 posted on 07/20/2005 4:46:17 AM PDT by Tribune7
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To: mhking

for your list


18 posted on 07/20/2005 4:46:30 AM PDT by Tribune7
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To: SFC MAC

I will always treasure my photo with JimRob, taken at the Impeachment Rally, next to the Capitol.


19 posted on 07/20/2005 4:48:54 AM PDT by XEHRpa
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To: Tribune7

>>Proud-to-be-a-Freeper bump<<

Amen! Ditto.


20 posted on 07/20/2005 4:50:51 AM PDT by netmilsmom (God blessed me with a wonderful husband.)
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To: SFC MAC

Name rings a bell . . . Who's Jim Robinson?


21 posted on 07/20/2005 4:51:32 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: goldstategop

You bet. I first heard of this great site from another great site: RightNation.US. I'm on there mostly, but I switch over to here now and then to check out the commentaries and news items. I think all sites that take up Jim's cause can lay claim to giving the MSM the verbal blunt force trauma it so richly deserves....oh and PING!!


22 posted on 07/20/2005 4:52:21 AM PDT by SFC MAC (SFC McElroy)
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To: SFC MAC

wow!

Great article and a great read!


23 posted on 07/20/2005 4:54:39 AM PDT by Shazbot29 (If you paid attention you'd be worried, too!)
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To: SFC MAC

When did they start requiring World Net Daily articles be excerpted?


24 posted on 07/20/2005 4:54:53 AM PDT by TaxRelief
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To: SFC MAC

Great article! Bookmarking for later reference.


25 posted on 07/20/2005 4:55:31 AM PDT by ladtx ( "Remember your regiment and follow your officers." Captain Charles May, 2d Dragoons, 9 May 1846)
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To: SFC MAC

bump


26 posted on 07/20/2005 4:55:40 AM PDT by ThePythonicCow (To err is human; to moo is bovine.)
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To: SFC MAC

Ah yes...our history now in the books.


27 posted on 07/20/2005 4:57:03 AM PDT by harpu
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To: SFC MAC

Printed out to read later.


28 posted on 07/20/2005 4:57:28 AM PDT by meema
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To: SFC MAC

Jim is an ordinary American and an extraordinary man, which says quite a lot about this country. Thank you, Jim, and God bless.


29 posted on 07/20/2005 4:57:53 AM PDT by hershey
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To: SFC MAC

Couldn't help but notice how so many in high positions, having taken oaths of office, stood around with thumbs up their ass during the Klinton Krime regime. This article enlightens a lot.


30 posted on 07/20/2005 4:58:10 AM PDT by Waco
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To: SFC MAC

Exceptional article. One of the first that really gets it right.


31 posted on 07/20/2005 5:00:01 AM PDT by KeyWest
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To: SFC MAC

Boo-YA!!!!!!!!!!


32 posted on 07/20/2005 5:01:14 AM PDT by DoctorMichael (The Fourth-Estate is a Fifth-Column!)
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To: SFC MAC; Jim Robinson; Liz; Howlin
"...until Slick came along."


"HA! That Jim Robinson is one funny guy!"

33 posted on 07/20/2005 5:01:41 AM PDT by Libloather (I trust Hillary as far as I can throw her...)
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To: SFC MAC

bttt


34 posted on 07/20/2005 5:01:55 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: SFC MAC
With Hillary most likely running for president in 2008, it would seem only prudent to ready ourselves for the worst.

Hillary hasn't seen nothing yet from us Freepers.

35 posted on 07/20/2005 5:02:27 AM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: SFC MAC
A Proud American Salute to Jim Robinson and FReeRepublic Bump!

36 posted on 07/20/2005 5:03:00 AM PDT by SeaBiscuit (God Bless all who defend America and Friends, the rest can go to hell.)
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To: SFC MAC

The book, Hillary's Secret War, is a must read to understand how the left infiltrates web sites like FR to shape public opinion.


37 posted on 07/20/2005 5:03:45 AM PDT by Peach
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To: SFC MAC

Ping!


38 posted on 07/20/2005 5:03:45 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: SFC MAC
"FreeRepublic.com leads the field in conservative cyber-activism.'

Without a doubt. Most journalists do stories about the influence of the web and typically look at left-wing blogs while ignoring the true king of internet influence, freerepublic.

39 posted on 07/20/2005 5:05:57 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: SFC MAC

Superb!


40 posted on 07/20/2005 5:06:52 AM PDT by jigsaw (Only morons believe the root cause of terrorism is our fight against terrorism.)
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To: hershey
Jim is an ordinary American and an extraordinary man, which says quite a lot about this country.

I heard someone say something similar just this past weekend; however, they were referring to our soldiers. Ordinary Americans acting in extraordinary ways - it truly gave me chills. An incredible statement and one certainly applicable to Jim Robinson.

41 posted on 07/20/2005 5:07:40 AM PDT by Quilla
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To: MaxMax

He wasn't called that, but the first Web Log was Jerry Pournelle's. Still one of the best for thoughtful commentary, although outdated format.


42 posted on 07/20/2005 5:08:02 AM PDT by jammer
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To: Jim Robinson

Great stuff. Thanks again Jim....from "the community!"


43 posted on 07/20/2005 5:09:09 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: SFC MAC

Excellent article.

It always helps to keep the pressure on the left and stay in their faces.

They are so used to having their positions go unchallenged and simply accepted by an ever willing media that they actually wilt in the face of reasoned challenge.

Thats why they abandon argument and resort to insults, name calling and smears.

[Unfortunately, too many believe that it is acceptable to do this.]


44 posted on 07/20/2005 5:11:41 AM PDT by Adder (Can we bring back stoning again? Please?)
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To: Waco
Couldn't help but notice how so many in high positions, having taken oaths of office, stood around with thumbs up their ass during the Klinton Krime regime. This article enlightens a lot.

My thoughts exactly. Hillary's dossiers explains a lot of the thundering silence I've noticed on the part of many Republican politicians.

It will be interesting to watch her run for president. It's going to bring a lot of things to a head.

45 posted on 07/20/2005 5:12:02 AM PDT by alicewonders
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To: SFC MAC

BTTT for Americas sake Thanks Jim Rob


46 posted on 07/20/2005 5:14:50 AM PDT by Rightly Biased (<><)
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To: SFC MAC; xzins; JulieRNR21; Vets_Husband_and_Wife; Cinnamon Girl; Alamo-Girl; Bigg Red; jwalsh07; ..
And he's STILL fighting for our country. Proud to have been with you at the MFJ, Jim! SALUTE!!

Neil Wright and Jim Robinson (wheel chair) leading the March for Justice, October 31, 1998.

±

"The Era of Osama lasted about an hour, from the time the first plane hit the tower to the moment the General Militia of Flight 93 reported for duty."
Toward FREEDOM

This is my Military/Veteran's Affairs ping list. FReep mail me if you want ON/OFF the list.

47 posted on 07/20/2005 5:15:10 AM PDT by Neil E. Wright (An oath is FOREVER)
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To: Jim Robinson; SFC MAC

Jim - Slick Willie was a turning point for me, also. And thank God "you/Free Republic" was there for me. You make your 'freeper family' proud!

Awesome post, SFC MAC.


48 posted on 07/20/2005 5:16:09 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Tax-chick

bttt


49 posted on 07/20/2005 5:21:01 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: SFC MAC

bttt
Thank you Jim Robinson.


50 posted on 07/20/2005 5:22:10 AM PDT by Liberty Valance ( Howdy!)
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