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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coming election cycle and all election cycles in the future until we can get the unconstitutional McCain-Feingold act repealed.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
241 Russell Senate Ofc. Bldg.
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-2235
Fax: (202) 228-2862


Phoenix
5353 North 16th Street
Suite 105
Phoenix, Arizona 85016
Phone: (602) 952-2410
Fax: (602) 952-8702

Tempe
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Tempe, Arizona 85282
Phone: (480) 897-6289
Fax: (480) 897-8389

Tucson
407 W. Congress Street
Suite 103
Tucson, Arizona 85701
Phone: (520) 670-6334
Fax: (520) 670-6637


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

Other contact #'s
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1-877-762-8762
Senate Offices:

Cloak Room Democratic: (202) 224-4691
Cloak Room Republican: (202) 224-6191

(From post #732 by bd476)


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To: Lurking in Kansas

He just hates us because he knows we won't vote for him.


101 posted on 03/23/2006 8:16:59 PM PST by del4hope (It is time to dust off US sedition and treason laws.)
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To: Wormwood
Or the President could grow a pair. Naaaah.

Snort! I don't think they realize how many people they really ticked off with finance reform and land grabs. Both sides are fuming.

102 posted on 03/23/2006 8:17:04 PM PST by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: JamesP81

Your mom did that???

Whoa!


103 posted on 03/23/2006 8:17:05 PM PST by Txsleuth (Bush-Bot;WaterBucket Brigader;and fan of defconw;Cboldt is my mentor!)
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This internet thingy was a passing fad anyhoo.


104 posted on 03/23/2006 8:17:11 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture (Respect mah authoratahhhhhh!!!)
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To: nomad; OneLoyalAmerican; DollyCali; boxerblues; North Coast Conservative; Pontiac; ...

Totally unoffical Northeast Ohio optional back up site


http://route-82.blogspot.com

I'll be your host, psuedonymed Mark McNally

Feel free to comment on the current article, and I'll do an "open thread" if FR goes dark


105 posted on 03/23/2006 8:17:13 PM PST by NeoCaveman (The SENATE is now principally moderate, if not liberal!" - Arlen Specter)
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To: Jim Robinson

Is this a serious post? I did not think you were endorsing any candidates, only offering a forum for discussion of ideas and such. How would CFR apply to you?


106 posted on 03/23/2006 8:17:15 PM PST by BOBWADE ("Nothing in life can be achieved without a little sweat and hard work")
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To: Jim Robinson

I imagine this has to do with http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1602097/posts , right? (We can't have anymore pesky uncovering of forged documents so close to an election! Why that would just disrupt "every sensible person"'s intentions!) ;)


107 posted on 03/23/2006 8:17:17 PM PST by Fawnn (Canteen wOOhOO Consultant and CookingWithPam.com person - Faith makes things possible, not easy.)
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To: monkapotamus

108 posted on 03/23/2006 8:17:29 PM PST by JRios1968 (A DUmmie troll's motto: "Non cogito, ergo zot")
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To: Jim Robinson; All

Does that mean we going riot like the French trust me LA Folks like me we know how to riot LOL!


109 posted on 03/23/2006 8:17:31 PM PST by SevenofNine (I'd rather hunt with Dick Cheney than ride with Ted Kennedy)
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To: Andyman

There really should be a pre-defined place to meet and discuss for ANYTIME this webpage goes down. Maybe 2 or 3 such places.


110 posted on 03/23/2006 8:17:48 PM PST by SteveMcKing
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To: Revolting cat!

That's not funny.


111 posted on 03/23/2006 8:17:49 PM PST by SuzyQue
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To: builder
The left will bring the Quiche and whiny signs; We'll bring the brawn and guns.

I'm not very big but I can put on some big honking boots!

112 posted on 03/23/2006 8:17:53 PM PST by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: JamesP81
This is about as funny as the time my mom told me she had cancer as a joke.

I must confess, he did stop my heart for a second. LOL.

113 posted on 03/23/2006 8:18:17 PM PST by Lurking in Kansas (Nothing witty here… move on.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Why are you busting balls Jim?


114 posted on 03/23/2006 8:18:21 PM PST by I got the rope
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To: oceanview

Maybe we could just set up Jim and family IN the Caribbean somewhere...they could set up FR from there...


115 posted on 03/23/2006 8:18:25 PM PST by Txsleuth (Bush-Bot;WaterBucket Brigader;and fan of defconw;Cboldt is my mentor!)
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To: Txsleuth

We can write in code, like resistance fighters.

I know what codename I'd give McCain, but this is a family site.


116 posted on 03/23/2006 8:18:37 PM PST by stands2reason
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To: pollywog

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/freerepublic2/messages


117 posted on 03/23/2006 8:18:38 PM PST by dawn53
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To: Jim Robinson
Why is anyone surprised? The Republic as we knew it ceased to exist sometime in the last 40 years. We now have a federal court system that has declared sodomy a civil right, but thinks that limits on the rights of political speech are A-OK.

Are any of you other frogs noticing that the water is getting a tad hot?
118 posted on 03/23/2006 8:18:52 PM PST by Antoninus (The only reason you're alive today is because your parents were pro-life.)
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To: Howlin

We need your ping list...this is hugh and series.


119 posted on 03/23/2006 8:19:18 PM PST by Txsleuth (Bush-Bot;WaterBucket Brigader;and fan of defconw;Cboldt is my mentor!)
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