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

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To: Jim Robinson

Well put.

Though, I fear, we are a few decades too late.

But we must do all we can do.


201 posted on 03/23/2006 8:32:43 PM PST by Quix (GOD IS LOVE and full of mercy HE IS ALSO JUST & fiercely HOLY. Groups choosing death can reap it)
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To: Jim Robinson
What about DU and all the other blogs, are they getting shut down too?

This better be a JOKE!

202 posted on 03/23/2006 8:33:01 PM PST by blondee123
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To: Antoninus
Are any of you other frogs noticing that the water is getting a tad hot?

Old Marxist saying -- "The worse, the better." That is, it takes anguish to motivate people for revolution.

That explains why democrats continually try to wreck the economy and destroy the middle class through subversive cultural forces, in hopes that people will revolt against capitalism.

Well, those same communists did not anticipate that the ruination of our country could just as easily - by way of fact and truth - expose their own evil asses for judgement by the American people. As far as Hollywood, taxation, and sexual perversion go, indeed "the worse the better" ... for us.

203 posted on 03/23/2006 8:33:05 PM PST by SteveMcKing
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To: pbrown

Where have you been? The courts have ruled that document unconstitutional .


204 posted on 03/23/2006 8:33:10 PM PST by Lurking in Kansas (Nothing witty here… move on.)
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To: Spanaway Lori

Darn, I tried to ping you Lori, and I spelled your name wrong. I was so frustrated, I couldn't think.


205 posted on 03/23/2006 8:33:12 PM PST by del4hope (It is time to dust off US sedition and treason laws.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Guess I'll turn in my guns tomorrow. We're whipped.


206 posted on 03/23/2006 8:33:21 PM PST by Mr Cobol (Spring has sprung, grass hasn't riz, where that Global Warming is?)
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To: Revolting cat!

LOL those jackasses would not know what to do if we all took over their site tomorrow...it would almost be worth it.


207 posted on 03/23/2006 8:33:40 PM PST by txroadkill
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To: Lurking in Kansas
You ain't seen nothing, kid. Wait until election night. LOL, every time you refresh, another page gets added.

Not if McCain has his way.

208 posted on 03/23/2006 8:33:46 PM PST by SlowBoat407 (The best stuff happens just before the thread snaps.)
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To: pbrown

P.S. Especially in schools!!


209 posted on 03/23/2006 8:34:07 PM PST by Lurking in Kansas (Nothing witty here… move on.)
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To: Indy Pendance

Good God this is real...?


210 posted on 03/23/2006 8:34:14 PM PST by txhurl (just take me to the rubber room noa)
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To: manic4organic
Rat bastidge. He needs his RINO horn sawed off.

and inserted

211 posted on 03/23/2006 8:34:22 PM PST by Quix (GOD IS LOVE and full of mercy HE IS ALSO JUST & fiercely HOLY. Groups choosing death can reap it)
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To: del4hope

LOL..... It was pretty hard to miss this one!


212 posted on 03/23/2006 8:34:42 PM PST by Just Lori (To everything, there is a season.........Ecclesiastes, 3:1-8)
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To: Paul C. Jesup

"Because now is the time for you to either do what you preach and walk the walk, or you hide like a coward and shutdown Free Republic.

I have my own plans in fixing this nation, I hope they will not include violence, but I don't need FR to do them."


That is just completely uncalled for.


213 posted on 03/23/2006 8:34:46 PM PST by gondramB (Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's and unto God that which is God's.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Goodnight my doctors have given me 5 days to live see you on the other side.sarc
214 posted on 03/23/2006 8:35:02 PM PST by boomop1 (there you go again)
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To: Jim Robinson

Cool - 30 days...........GREAT.

That gives me plenty of time to finish getting seeds started, my berry bushes planted, my house sided and roofed........and be able to ignore the moonbats that permeate this site.

See ya April 23rd.....maybe.


215 posted on 03/23/2006 8:35:10 PM PST by Gabz (Smokers are the beta version)
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To: All

Does anyone know if the McCainiphiles have a ping-list? That sorry crew needs to see this...


216 posted on 03/23/2006 8:35:35 PM PST by JamesP81
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To: Jim Robinson

WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT??????????????????


217 posted on 03/23/2006 8:35:38 PM PST by nopardons
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To: gondramB
That is just completely uncalled for.

Drivel from an idiot is all.

218 posted on 03/23/2006 8:36:01 PM PST by Just Lori (To everything, there is a season.........Ecclesiastes, 3:1-8)
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To: All

From http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1602097/posts :

Traditional media organizations have come out in favor of increased regulation. "It is imperative," wrote the New York Times in an editorial, "that the courageous lawmakers who supported the McCain-Feingold reform law four years ago stand together against making the Internet a cornucopia of political corruption."

Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, countered, "A better argument for the New York Times would be to tell America that they really want to end political conversation on the Internet to resurrect their power over political commentary."


219 posted on 03/23/2006 8:36:02 PM PST by Zechariah_8_13 (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Read it and weep.

1 posted on 03/23/2006 8:03:50 PM PST by Jim Robinson [ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies ]

bump

220 posted on 03/23/2006 8:36:06 PM PST by bobbyd (Damn, I've been tagged.....)
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To: Jim Robinson

Do the RATS underground have to shut down as well?


221 posted on 03/23/2006 8:36:10 PM PST by Libloather (You say Dubai, and I say hello...)
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To: me-here

Welcome to FR!

Things move pretty quickly here at times. No better place on the web for news and activism. :)


222 posted on 03/23/2006 8:36:41 PM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL ( **Hunter-Tancredo-Weldon 4 President** Just call me an undocumented border patrol agent.)
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To: Lurking in Kansas

I'm just wondering how much more shit the average American Jane and John Doe is gonna take before the entire lid blows off this country.


223 posted on 03/23/2006 8:36:46 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: gondramB

It is, Mr. Robinson is not giving us the details for the shutdown, as far as we know, he is doing it voluteerily.


224 posted on 03/23/2006 8:36:48 PM PST by Paul C. Jesup
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To: gondramB

Is it, Mr. Robinson is not giving us the details for the shutdown, as far as we know, he is doing it voluteerily.


225 posted on 03/23/2006 8:36:57 PM PST by Paul C. Jesup
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To: me-here

Welcome!


226 posted on 03/23/2006 8:37:02 PM PST by toldyou
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To: Jim Robinson

Hopefully, people will utitlize their free time away from FR to make a few phone calls. In my opinion, there's nothing like phone calls. Lots of them.


227 posted on 03/23/2006 8:37:10 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Will_Zurmacht
I have no idea what they have in AZ, I am unlucky enough to have Kerry and Kennedy. No recall here. I do know that much. And our house member Olver, is a commy, in fact is listed on the DSA member list.

Calling any of them gets you absolutely no where, except to be told "if you don't like it move."

I can't be much help on that score, but if there is anything I can do I will.
228 posted on 03/23/2006 8:37:14 PM PST by gidget7 (PC is the huge rock, behind which lies hide!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Please say you are joking. I will suffer withdrawls...it will be like detox in my home. (Better go get some chewing gum and munchies.) Is DUh going to be shut down as well?

Time for McCain to get about 50000 phone calls, faxes, and e-mails of "gratitude" from FReepers. Hey McCain, thanks for protecting our first amendment rights!

You may want to post the yahoo info.

229 posted on 03/23/2006 8:37:21 PM PST by I'm ALL Right!
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From http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1602097/posts
Bloggers – The Second Front

The House, meanwhile, is considering the Online Freedom of Speech Act proposed by Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, The "blogger protection bill," as it is known in some circles, simply codifies the current status of Internet bloggers. Senators Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and Harry Reid, D-Nev., are co-sponsoring a similar bill in the Senate.

Blogger-backers believe the bills are necessary because the Federal Election Commission is considering whether to apply the rules of McCain-Feingold to Internet communications. In fact, FEC Chairman Michael Toner delayed a long-awaited decision on the matter until the end of March to allow the House to consider Hensarling's bill.

Given Toner's public support for the measure, bloggers believe the delay was a warning. "It couldn't be more clear," wrote Michael Krempasky, one of the founders of Red State, a popular conservative blog. "Pass [this bill] or face regulations on the Internet, period."

Instead, the House passed on the opportunity to vote on the bill. It was held up in committee. At present, it does not appear that it will pass before the FEC decision. A staffer in Hensarling's office told NewsMax they anticipate floor debate sometime during the week of March 28, but it's still unclear whether it will pass at that point.
I believe our marching orders can be derived from that. Flood Congress now to get that bill out of committee. Let GWB know that an EO delaying any FEC rule making decisions prior to Congress acting is necessary. Tell him we don't want to win freedom in Iraq while we're losing it at home.
230 posted on 03/23/2006 8:37:47 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("If I were a Cuban, I'd certainly be on a raft," Isane Aparicio Busto)
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To: Jim Robinson; PeaceBeWithYou; null and void; Borax Queen; nicmarlo; Darlin'; goldensky; faux_hog; ..
Spread the word.

Everybody get out their Check Books and send money to FreeDominion so they can buy more server space.

We all meet there and we can be FreeRepublic in exile.

231 posted on 03/23/2006 8:37:51 PM PST by Pontiac (Ignorance of the law is no excuse, ignorance of your rights can be fatal.)
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To: Brad's Gramma; onyx; BurbankKarl; Squantos; Grzegorz 246; lizol; Lukasz; Lijahsbubbe; ...
This is not a drill. Ping.

232 posted on 03/23/2006 8:38:00 PM PST by bd476
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To: Lurking in Kansas
P.S. Especially in schools!!

All levels of education have been usurped.

233 posted on 03/23/2006 8:38:05 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: Jim Robinson

McCain isn't funny. He's never been funny. He has always struck me as mentally unbalanced. He belongs in an asylum, or a cage. Maybe the NK Chicom's had it right.


234 posted on 03/23/2006 8:38:15 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (A Liberal: One who demands half of your pie, because he didn't bake one.)
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To: dubyaismypresident

Well, I consider myself a "Michael Savage independent conservative," I admit outside of the war on terror, there are times I wonder about President Bush to if he is looking out for our best interests on economic and border policies. But that's for later. McCain is much worse. I hope this is a joke, man.


235 posted on 03/23/2006 8:38:16 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Michael Savage for President - 2008!)
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To: Jim Robinson; All

NO MORE FR!!!???

Wow...I guess now I'll have to get a job, move out of my parents' basement, maybe find a girlfriend...

NO!!! WE'VE GOT TO FIGHT THIS!!!!!!


236 posted on 03/23/2006 8:38:32 PM PST by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: Paul C. Jesup
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237 posted on 03/23/2006 8:39:09 PM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL ( **Hunter-Tancredo-Weldon 4 President** Just call me an undocumented border patrol agent.)
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To: Lancey Howard

I'm on it. Jeff Sessions, first thing tomorrow morning. I am at least grateful to have a Senator with a sense of reason.


238 posted on 03/23/2006 8:39:15 PM PST by del4hope (It is time to dust off US sedition and treason laws.)
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To: Jim Robinson
SOMEONE PLEASE POST MCCAIN'S OFFICE NUMBERS, ALONG WITH THE ENTIRE SENATE.

TIME FOR THE BIGGEST FREEP EVER!

TIME TO SHUT DOWN THE SENATE PHONE SYSTEM.

THIS IS BS OF THE HIGHEST ORDER

THE FIRST AMENDMENT IS KING AND IT IS TIME FOR THE REAL POWER TO ASSERT ITSELF. US!

FREEP MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS! LET US DEFEND JIM AND FR! DIAL TILL OUR FINGERS BLEED, THIS WILL NOT STAND!
239 posted on 03/23/2006 8:39:15 PM PST by Danae (Anál nathrach, orth' bháis's bethad, do chél dénmha)
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To: Quix
The question is as usual who will be targeted for select
enforcement...

Given who was behind CFR and who signed it into law without
a struggle....

The dems and so called conservatives are all for this....

Which means ONLY certain conservative groups will be targeted for enforcement...

imo

240 posted on 03/23/2006 8:39:21 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

You're kidding, right? If not, there's no reason to do this just to make a point. I'm sure Freepers (including myself) would gladly raise any legal fees incurred, and we can make our point that way while remaining online.


241 posted on 03/23/2006 8:39:37 PM PST by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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To: Jim Robinson

WHAT??? This needs to go to Drudge, Fox News, Talk Radio, etc....


242 posted on 03/23/2006 8:39:43 PM PST by Sprite518
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To: Jim Robinson
McCain isn't funny. He's never been funny. He has always struck me as mentally unbalanced. He belongs in an asylum, or a cage. Maybe the NV Chicom's had it right.
243 posted on 03/23/2006 8:39:46 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (A Liberal: One who demands half of your pie, because he didn't bake one.)
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To: Jim Robinson

McCain will never be President of the US.


244 posted on 03/23/2006 8:40:04 PM PST by Jimbaugh (Fear the Base !!!)
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It will be very interesting to see how this whole affair plays out.


245 posted on 03/23/2006 8:40:35 PM PST by WanderingOisin (God save our Republic)
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To: BlessedBeGod
I don't know if you are joking or not, but you may be absolutely right.

The Washington insiders want nothing else but to shut down descent by conservatives.

It would not be beyond some RINO's to throw the MSM a big Internet bone by shutting down what the MSM sees as their only competition for real news.

Conservatives have been sold out before so I don't have much trust in our so called representative government to do the right thing.

Shutting down the blogs and web sites like Free Republic would definitely hurt the conservatives more than the extremists left wing liberals.

The extremists have the MSM to carry their dirty water if their not around to make false accusations.

I see this as an assault on my free speech rights and sure don't like what is coming down the political tracks.

I do believe that it make take a full scale march on Washington to get this halted before we lose all our rights to complain about the government.
246 posted on 03/23/2006 8:40:35 PM PST by OKIEDOC (There's nothing like hearing someone say thank you for your help.)
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To: Jim Robinson

This must no longer be a truly Free Republic.


247 posted on 03/23/2006 8:40:36 PM PST by Toby06 (<----cereal monogamist)
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To: NonValueAdded
H.R. 1605 and S. 678
248 posted on 03/23/2006 8:40:44 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("If I were a Cuban, I'd certainly be on a raft," Isane Aparicio Busto)
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To: CedarDave
Spend those 30 days stocking up on your ammo, folks, you might need it sooner than you think.
249 posted on 03/23/2006 8:40:47 PM PST by thoughtomator (Symmetry Inspector #7)
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To: Jim Robinson

The enemy is at the gate.


250 posted on 03/23/2006 8:41:04 PM PST by Liberty Valance (I've got swingin' drawers, a bottle and barstool - my new home has a flashing neon sign)
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