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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coming election cycle and all election cycles in the future until we can get the unconstitutional McCain-Feingold act repealed.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
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Phone: (602) 952-2410
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Tempe
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Tucson
407 W. Congress Street
Suite 103
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Phone: (520) 670-6334
Fax: (520) 670-6637


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

Other contact #'s
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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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To: SuzyQue
That's not funny.

That's what I said in post # 13. Thanks for your support.

121 posted on 03/23/2006 8:19:36 PM PST by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: Jim Robinson

Thank you Radar


122 posted on 03/23/2006 8:19:38 PM PST by calljack (Sometimes your worst nightmare is just a start.)
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To: manic4organic
"He needs his RINO horn sawed off."

And relocated you-know-where."

123 posted on 03/23/2006 8:19:49 PM PST by sweetliberty (Stupidity should make you sterile.)
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To: Revolting cat!

No problem.


124 posted on 03/23/2006 8:20:15 PM PST by SuzyQue
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To: harpo11
If so, be prepared for a bunch of dedicated FReeper addicts forced into cold turkey withdrawals.

It will not be pretty. That is for sure.

125 posted on 03/23/2006 8:20:22 PM PST by A message (Armed and ready)
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To: Jim Robinson

Hope it gets everyones attention.


126 posted on 03/23/2006 8:20:22 PM PST by jazusamo (Excuse me Helen, I'm answering your first accusation. - President Bush)
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To: Phsstpok

This SHOULD be a topic on Sunday...but I doubt it will be.

Do you have a ping list??


127 posted on 03/23/2006 8:20:22 PM PST by Txsleuth (Bush-Bot;WaterBucket Brigader;and fan of defconw;Cboldt is my mentor!)
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To: All

Everyone is making cute little jokes, no one has even started any grass roots activities. This will be the future of the first amendment if you don't get involved. This is what Freepers do best, or at least used to. Start by contacting your reps and senators.

http://www.webslingerz.com/jhoffman/congress-email.html

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.


128 posted on 03/23/2006 8:20:32 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Jim Robinson
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."
Thomas Jefferson

Maybe one of those times is coming again...
129 posted on 03/23/2006 8:20:32 PM PST by Kozak (Anti Shahada: " There is no God named Allah, and Muhammed is his False Prophet")
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To: neodad
This is why I hate Freepathons.

What the hell are you blabbering about, newb?

130 posted on 03/23/2006 8:20:33 PM PST by stands2reason
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To: Jim Robinson

Will there be withdrawal clinics set up?


131 posted on 03/23/2006 8:20:58 PM PST by Joan Kerrey (what support is Sinclair giving to a candidate)
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To: Jim Robinson
I completely agree with you about McCain, but this forum is our meeting ground. It is watched by people inside and out as a reference for Conservative thought. Right now, it is needed more than ever.
132 posted on 03/23/2006 8:21:02 PM PST by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache, so don't be hatin'. LOL!)
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To: armymarinemom

I feel like a by-stander watching the Riechstag burn and just knowing what was coming next. If true, and hey you never know, this is just sending chills through my body.


133 posted on 03/23/2006 8:21:05 PM PST by edmond246 (God Bless America)
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To: SevenofNine

134 posted on 03/23/2006 8:21:30 PM PST by JRios1968 (A DUmmie troll's motto: "Non cogito, ergo zot")
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To: Jim Robinson
Free Republic will have to be pried away from my cold, dead, hands.

Sort of like Charlton Heston's rifle.


135 posted on 03/23/2006 8:21:37 PM PST by Plutarch
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To: Alissa

Shit chef's gone now Free Republic, I better unload all my guns.


136 posted on 03/23/2006 8:22:01 PM PST by boomop1 (there you go again)
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To: BOBWADE

It's Jim's way of kicking us in the balls.


137 posted on 03/23/2006 8:22:11 PM PST by I got the rope
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To: Txsleuth
Your mom did that???

Whoa!


She only faked about it for a minute or so, but I still considered kicking her @ss anyway. And I consider myself to be a southern gentlemen; that's how mad I was.
138 posted on 03/23/2006 8:22:25 PM PST by JamesP81
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To: Jim Robinson

For a disaster of these proportions, will the government be handing out doses of FReepadone ... and debit cards so we can shop when we would have been FReeping?


139 posted on 03/23/2006 8:22:42 PM PST by kayak (Praying for MozartLover's son, Jemian's son, all our military, and our President every day!)
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To: sweetliberty

The FEC is suppose to make a ruling on the internet soon


140 posted on 03/23/2006 8:22:58 PM PST by Mo1 ("Stupidity is also a gift from God, but it should not be abused." Pope John Paul II)
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To: Jim Robinson
Ah, is this a joke, right, please tell me it is.

Personally, I'd keep the site up and I'd tell McCain to stuff it where the sun don't shine and if he gave me any guff, he's so much of a wimp I'd turn my almost 19 year old calico cat on him and she'd kick his butt to be sure.

Still though, me here in Penna, it is easy to say. I got an idea, I'm a big believer in buying American and moving things offshore is terrible and hurts America. However, if this is true, maybe you can host the site offshore. I know there is a small "micronation" off of the UK called "Sealand" where a guy took over an abandoned oil platform and declared his own country in the 1970's, I heard that it how has servers on it hosting websites and so on. So maybe a non-US host would be the way to go to beat McCain.
141 posted on 03/23/2006 8:23:08 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Michael Savage for President - 2008!)
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To: pollywog

Thanks, I just phoned my Congressman to complain to his voice mail. I wouldn't want to break the law using the internet /sarc


142 posted on 03/23/2006 8:23:13 PM PST by kerryusama04 (The Bill of Rights is not occupation specific.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Jim, you can't be fair dinkum! What's going on?


143 posted on 03/23/2006 8:23:25 PM PST by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: Jim Robinson

"Out of my cold dead hands!"


144 posted on 03/23/2006 8:23:30 PM PST by Enterprise (The MSM - Propaganda wing and news censorship division of the Democrat Party.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Time to sharpen the pitchforks and light the torches!! The tree of liberty thirsts!

So, we're past the awkward stage.

145 posted on 03/23/2006 8:23:35 PM PST by Aarchaeus
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To: Jim Robinson

I can't believe this. I'd rather read FR and not weep.


146 posted on 03/23/2006 8:23:55 PM PST by Blowtorch
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To: I got the rope

Sir, stop breaking my balls...

147 posted on 03/23/2006 8:23:59 PM PST by JRios1968 (A DUmmie troll's motto: "Non cogito, ergo zot")
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To: I got the rope
It's Jim's way of kicking us in the balls

Tough Love.

148 posted on 03/23/2006 8:24:04 PM PST by builder (I don't want a piece of someone else's pie)
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To: kerryusama04

US capitol toll free - 1-877-762-8762


149 posted on 03/23/2006 8:24:04 PM PST by Mo1 ("Stupidity is also a gift from God, but it should not be abused." Pope John Paul II)
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To: Nowhere Man
OK All you RNC UBER ALLIES, what do you have to say for yourselves
150 posted on 03/23/2006 8:24:14 PM PST by NeoCaveman (desperately seeking a new scree name)
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