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This is just a drill: Thanks to John McCain, Free Republic will shut down tomorrow at high noon for
Free Republic ^

Posted on 03/23/2006 8:03:45 PM PST by Jim Robinson

Edited on 03/24/2006 11:31:56 AM PST by Jim Robinson. [history]

Now hear this:

Thanks to John McCain, Free Republic will shut down tomorrow at high noon for 30 days. No non government approved electioneering messages may be transmitted over the internet for the 30 days immediately preceding a primary election.

That is all.


The above exercise was just a drill. But if John McCain has his way with his proposed rules for regulating political free speech on the internet, this is how we will be forced to operate in the coming election cycle and all election cycles in the future until we can get the unconstitutional McCain-Feingold act repealed.

Carthago delenda est


I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!



If the thought of losing your right to express yourself online makes you mad, it is high time you let Senator John McCain know how you feel.

McCain, John - (R - AZ)
(202) 224-2235

Washington, DC
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Phone: (202) 224-2235
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1 posted on 03/23/2006 8:03:50 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Yikes!


2 posted on 03/23/2006 8:04:21 PM PST by HAL9000 (Get a Mac - The Ultimate FReeping Machine)
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To: Jim Robinson

I'm stunned! This can't be true!


3 posted on 03/23/2006 8:04:39 PM PST by Clintons Are White Trash (Lynn Stewart, Helen Thomas , Molly Ivins, Maureen Dowd - The Axis of Ugly)
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To: Jim Robinson

Not funny.


4 posted on 03/23/2006 8:04:53 PM PST by Lurking in Kansas (Nothing witty here… move on.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Please say you are kidding?
5 posted on 03/23/2006 8:04:59 PM PST by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache, so don't be hatin'. LOL!)
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To: HAL9000

Under what jurisdiction? The state of California's primary, or what? Because I know that some states (like Texas and Illinois) have already had their primaries.


6 posted on 03/23/2006 8:05:34 PM PST by edmond246 (God Bless America)
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To: Jim Robinson

Wow.


7 posted on 03/23/2006 8:05:48 PM PST by M203M4
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To: Jim Robinson

??HUH??


8 posted on 03/23/2006 8:05:48 PM PST by Exit148 (Founder of the Loose Change Club. Every nickle and dime counts!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

What election?


9 posted on 03/23/2006 8:06:03 PM PST by TommyDale
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To: Jim Robinson
I cannot believe they took away the President's ability to veto.

Oh...wait....

10 posted on 03/23/2006 8:06:05 PM PST by Wormwood (Iä! Iä! Cthulhu fhtagn!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Who are you, and how did you hack JimRob's account?


11 posted on 03/23/2006 8:06:08 PM PST by Professional Engineer (It's not a real building until it hits 30 stories.)
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To: Jim Robinson

This is hugh!


12 posted on 03/23/2006 8:06:18 PM PST by Quick1 (Censorship: the worst obscenity.)
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To: Lurking in Kansas
Not funny.

That's the punch line to the following joke:

Did you hear the one about two lesbians?

13 posted on 03/23/2006 8:06:20 PM PST by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: Jim Robinson

Does this include the backup at Yahoo?


14 posted on 03/23/2006 8:06:24 PM PST by Pontiac (Ignorance of the law is no excuse, ignorance of your rights can be fatal.)
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To: Jim Robinson

LOL, and get ready for a 5,000+ post thread.


15 posted on 03/23/2006 8:06:31 PM PST by Lurking in Kansas (Nothing witty here… move on.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Are you series, Jim?????


16 posted on 03/23/2006 8:06:31 PM PST by del4hope (It is time to dust off US sedition and treason laws.)
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To: Jim Robinson

If it's a joke, it's not a funny one.


17 posted on 03/23/2006 8:06:37 PM PST by jazusamo (Excuse me Helen, I'm answering your first accusation. - President Bush)
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To: Professional Engineer

Time for a Freepathon.


18 posted on 03/23/2006 8:06:46 PM PST by countess
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To: Jim Robinson
I smell a ZOT coming on! Scram, TROLL!

(Denny Crane: "I Don't Want To Socialize With A Pinko Liberal Democrat Commie. Say What You Like About Republicans. We Stick To Our Convictions. Even When We Know We're Dead Wrong.")

19 posted on 03/23/2006 8:06:57 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Jim Robinson


The fish rots from the head down...


20 posted on 03/23/2006 8:06:57 PM PST by joesnuffy (A camel once bit our sister..but we knew just what to do...we gathered rocks and squashed her!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Not funny, Jim.

Really, not funny.


21 posted on 03/23/2006 8:07:08 PM PST by Txsleuth (Bush-Bot;WaterBucket Brigader;and fan of defconw;Cboldt is my mentor!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Someday soon it will happen. The America that we once knew...will be dead.


22 posted on 03/23/2006 8:07:22 PM PST by processing please hold (Be careful of charity and kindness, lest you do more harm with open hands than with a clinched fist)
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To: HAL9000

Come on Jim April fools is a week from Monday.


23 posted on 03/23/2006 8:07:25 PM PST by boomop1 (there you go again)
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To: Jim Robinson

It's going to be a long election season. Perhaps this will wake up some of the sheeple.


24 posted on 03/23/2006 8:07:35 PM PST by Unknown Freeper
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To: Jim Robinson
"not funny"

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25 posted on 03/23/2006 8:08:17 PM PST by digger48
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To: Txsleuth
Sounds like a DU Wet Dream. Thanks but no thanks.

(Denny Crane: "I Don't Want To Socialize With A Pinko Liberal Democrat Commie. Say What You Like About Republicans. We Stick To Our Convictions. Even When We Know We're Dead Wrong.")

26 posted on 03/23/2006 8:08:18 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Jim Robinson

Read it and weep.

--

I can't. I have pitchfork tines in my eye. ;-)


27 posted on 03/23/2006 8:08:20 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Monthly Donor spoken Here. Go to ... https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Jim Robinson

It's April's fool already?


28 posted on 03/23/2006 8:08:26 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Jim Robinson
Surely you can find one judge to get an injunkion.

Or let's sue to have democratic underground shutdown are well.

29 posted on 03/23/2006 8:08:26 PM PST by Paul C. Jesup
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To: countess

a freepathon to raise money to locate the server outside the united states? the bahamas is a good place, they have alot of bandwidth there because of all the web gambling hosted there.


30 posted on 03/23/2006 8:08:34 PM PST by oceanview
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To: Jim Robinson
There's always a primary somewhere. This could shut all political sites down forever.

Oh yeah, I think I get it.

31 posted on 03/23/2006 8:08:39 PM PST by Right Wing Professor
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To: Jim Robinson

I'm weeping.

Time to tell us you're just kidding?


32 posted on 03/23/2006 8:08:43 PM PST by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: Jim Robinson

Oh, I'm weeping.


33 posted on 03/23/2006 8:08:59 PM PST by A message
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To: Jim Robinson
This is meant as an example of what we may expect in October.

Right?

RIGHT??

34 posted on 03/23/2006 8:08:59 PM PST by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon)
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To: Txsleuth

We need someone with the money and capability setup freerepublic-in-exile.com I know that we would all follow along there and would be willing and ready to face down the law on this.


35 posted on 03/23/2006 8:09:03 PM PST by edmond246 (God Bless America)
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To: Jim Robinson
Will the rest of the Constitution and amendments be set aside for 30 days also or just free speech?

Guess we no longer have the right to remain silent...we've been ordered too...

Why didn't our Prez veto this in the first place...?

McTraitor and Swinegold

36 posted on 03/23/2006 8:09:16 PM PST by joesnuffy (A camel once bit our sister..but we knew just what to do...we gathered rocks and squashed her!)
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To: Pukin Dog

Why would I kid about such a thing? This is what John McCain and the congress wants to do to us. Wakeup and put a stop to it before it becomes the law of the land!!

Time to sharpen the pitchforks and light the torches!!

The tree of liberty thirsts!


37 posted on 03/23/2006 8:09:18 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Well, I have been wanting to take up knitting for some time now...

 

38 posted on 03/23/2006 8:09:26 PM PST by Fintan (Hey, you can't make this stuff up.)
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To: Lurking in Kansas
In before the second page!!!
39 posted on 03/23/2006 8:09:30 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny
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To: All

"All your freerepublics are belong to us!"
40 posted on 03/23/2006 8:09:31 PM PST by monkapotamus
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To: Jim Robinson

???????????????????????????? no FR???can we still access the Yahoo group?


41 posted on 03/23/2006 8:09:36 PM PST by pollywog (Psalm 121;1 I Lift my eyes to the hills from whence cometh my help.)
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To: Jim Robinson

John McCain is our best hope to stop Hillary. That's what the MSM told us.*

* Would that be illegal electioneering or free speech according to McCain?


42 posted on 03/23/2006 8:09:36 PM PST by peyton randolph (As long is it does me no harm, I don't care if one worships Elmer Fudd.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Time for you, and more importanly your servers, to move to Aruba.

They still have freedom.


43 posted on 03/23/2006 8:09:36 PM PST by NeoCaveman (The SENATE is now principally moderate, if not liberal!" - Arlen Specter)
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To: Jim Robinson

I never liked the guy. I REALLY dislike him now.


44 posted on 03/23/2006 8:09:36 PM PST by ladyjane
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To: Jim Robinson

I will miss freedom.


45 posted on 03/23/2006 8:09:39 PM PST by Sybeck1
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To: Jim Robinson

It's difficult for me to type while curled in a fetal position.........................mommy?


46 posted on 03/23/2006 8:09:42 PM PST by hispanarepublicana (I'd rather go hunting with Dick Cheney than get in a car with Ted Kennedy...[props to Auto Power])
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To: oceanview

Move now or pay later.


47 posted on 03/23/2006 8:09:56 PM PST by countess
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To: oceanview

Move now or pay later.


48 posted on 03/23/2006 8:09:59 PM PST by countess
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To: Clintons Are White Trash
"I'm stunned! This can't be true!"

It can't be, because today is not a primary election day:

"transmitted over the internet for the 30 days immediately preceding a primary election."

49 posted on 03/23/2006 8:10:01 PM PST by the anti-liberal (Hey, Al Qaeda: Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent)
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To: edmond246
"Under what jurisdiction? The state of California's primary, or what? Because I know that some states (like Texas and Illinois) have already had their primaries."

That is what I thought I first, but the California primary is on June 06, 2006. This is a joke, I think.

50 posted on 03/23/2006 8:10:04 PM PST by NapkinUser (Secure our borders, no amnesty.)
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