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Questioning (Speak softly and carry a big ZOT)

Posted on 05/28/2006 2:57:12 PM PDT by primer4500

This is now the 4th Memorial Day since the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Many people and media outlets are looking back at the war. And with that, comes the criticism. Now, I haven't spent much time on FR, but I am suspecting that most FRers are still in support of President Bush's policies. I consider myself a moderate and am critical of many things he has done since taking office. I don't know whether many conservatives feel it is unpatriotic to protest the President, but keep this in mind:

"The President is merely the most important among a large number of public servants. He should be supported or opposed exactly to the degree which is warranted by his good conduct or bad conduct, his efficiency or inefficiency in rendering loyal, able, and disinterested service to the Nation as a whole. Therefore it is absolutely necessary that there should be full liberty to tell the truth about his acts, and this means that it is exactly necessary to blame him when he does wrong as to praise him when he does right. Any other attitude in an American citizen is both base and servile. To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. Nothing but the truth should be spoken about him or any one else. But it is even more important to tell the truth, pleasant or unpleasant, about him than about any one else." -Teddy Roosevelt 5/7/1918

Now, before everyone gets all up in my grill about posting this, I will tell you that I also did not support a lot of what Clinton did. He did lie and he did do a lot of wrong. And the accusations against him are true. And the accusations are unpleasant. And if you can't look at both sides of an issue, then you should be criticized as well.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: kickyermamaforme; teddyroosevelt; tr; troll; zot; zuluoscartango
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1 posted on 05/28/2006 2:57:14 PM PDT by primer4500
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To: primer4500

In before the ZOT!!!


2 posted on 05/28/2006 2:57:58 PM PDT by misterrob
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To: primer4500

IBTZ????


3 posted on 05/28/2006 2:58:17 PM PDT by Jim Noble (And you know what I'm talkin' 'bout!)
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To: primer4500
Answering

Bye!

4 posted on 05/28/2006 2:58:50 PM PDT by SaveTheChief ("This one goes to eleven.")
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To: primer4500

IB4Z!


5 posted on 05/28/2006 2:59:28 PM PDT by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: misterrob

Geeeeeeeeezz...


6 posted on 05/28/2006 2:59:40 PM PDT by JDoutrider
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To: misterrob

You had to express your point on Memorial Day? To stand by the President is patriotic and every time we did stand by our President we never lost a war.


7 posted on 05/28/2006 2:59:47 PM PDT by Quark606
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To: primer4500

IBTZ!


8 posted on 05/28/2006 2:59:50 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (Once a Snowflake, always a Snowflake ! Good luck Tony!)
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To: primer4500

You haven't read much in FR lately I take it or you would have found a lot of criticism of Bush here.





9 posted on 05/28/2006 2:59:50 PM PDT by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Charlie Mike, son))
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To: primer4500

IBZT


10 posted on 05/28/2006 2:59:56 PM PDT by dhuffman@awod.com (The conspiracy of ignorance masquerades as common sense.)
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To: primer4500

IB4Z


11 posted on 05/28/2006 3:00:16 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Proud soldier in the American Army of Occupation..)
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To: primer4500; Darksheare

Looks like meow mix time for the viking kitties.


12 posted on 05/28/2006 3:16:43 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Where am I? Where am I going? Why am I in a handbasket?")
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To: darkwing104

"Zot-a-ronie on sale, aisle 5."


13 posted on 05/28/2006 3:18:31 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Where am I? Where am I going? Why am I in a handbasket?")
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To: primer4500

Dang, that was quick. We didn't even get to play with him. LOL


14 posted on 05/28/2006 3:19:36 PM PDT by NRA2BFree (CONGRESS, YOU BUILD THE FENCE NOW, OR WE*LL VOTE FOR LAWMAKERS WHO WILL!)
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To: primer4500
Another liberal "Humpty Dumpty" has a bad landing:


15 posted on 05/28/2006 3:21:25 PM PDT by capt. norm (W.C. Fields: "Hollywood is the gold cap on a tooth that should have been pulled out years ago.")
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To: primer4500

IBTZ
AND WELCOME TO FREEREPUBLIC.
ADIOS!


16 posted on 05/28/2006 3:30:23 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: primer4500

ZOT!

18 posted on 05/28/2006 3:31:27 PM PDT by COEXERJ145 (This Space For Rent.)
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To: primer4500
And if you can't look at both sides of an issue, then you should be criticized as well.

Screw that. I was in Iraq for a year, I see what we are doing, and it's good. There is NO two sides of this debate. Have fun with that ZOT
19 posted on 05/28/2006 3:32:35 PM PDT by MikefromOhio (aka MikeinIraq)
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To: primer4500

You will find that people here are too astute to fall for your trick of putting forth false premises in your arguments... Nice try (not!)...


20 posted on 05/28/2006 3:46:26 PM PDT by Zeppo
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To: primer4500

here kitty shitty kitty


21 posted on 05/28/2006 3:46:29 PM PDT by italianquaker (Democrats and media can't win elections at least they can win their phony polls.)
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To: primer4500

22 posted on 05/28/2006 3:46:53 PM PDT by squarebarb
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To: primer4500
Tired of hitting Troll holes BIGGER than J-Lo's ASS???
Then call the RKBA Fast... Pavers UP!!!

Looks like meat's back on the menu boys!!!

23 posted on 05/28/2006 3:50:15 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: primer4500
"Our country! In her intercourse with foreign nations may she always be in the right; but right or wrong, our country!." --- Commodore Stephen Decatur, Jr.
24 posted on 05/28/2006 4:40:00 PM PDT by Lucky Dog
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To: primer4500

25 posted on 05/28/2006 4:58:02 PM PDT by rlmorel ("Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does." Whittaker Chambers)
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To: primer4500
There was a great school in the north, where students learned about the politics and the world.
It was a wise and enlightened place to be.

A student there wrote on a blackboard, "Question Authority."
It was a wise and enlightened thing to write.

When the professor entered the room, he stopped to read the statement.
It was a wise and enlightened thing to do.

The Professor wrote on the blackboard, "If Authority answers, will you Listen?"

26 posted on 05/28/2006 4:59:57 PM PDT by sig226
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To: primer4500
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.

Fortunately the President is right so we dont have to worry about it

27 posted on 05/28/2006 5:04:46 PM PDT by woofie (Another actor with political ideas.................John Wilkes Booth)
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To: misterrob

ZOT hell! What did he SAY? Was there a point here?


28 posted on 05/28/2006 5:13:23 PM PDT by Hardastarboard (Why isn't there an "NRA" for the rest of my rights?)
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To: Hardastarboard

Asking about criticizing Bush.


29 posted on 05/28/2006 5:29:40 PM PDT by misterrob
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To: primer4500

Huh?
The only place I read that Republicans criticize the patriotism of those who question the president is on left wing wacko sites...which unfortunatly nowadays includes the present leadership of the Democratic party.

If you read Free Republic, you would know we think that those who are on the left are nuts and justify their anti war stance because they are yellow livered draft dodgers who have to justify their cowardice...however, we don't criticize using the language that you use in your post.

Therefore, I suspect you never read Free Republic, nor even bother to read anyone's opinion that is to the right of the Daily Kos...


30 posted on 05/28/2006 5:37:08 PM PDT by LadyDoc (liberals only love politically correct poor people)
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To: primer4500; timpad; TBarnett34; MeekOneGOP; PetroniDE; Lady Jag; mhking; glock rocks; Darksheare; ..
Do you like Kitties?

Please let me know if you want ON or OFF my Viking Kitty/ZOT ping list!. . . don't be shy.

31 posted on 05/28/2006 5:37:35 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: primer4500; darkwing104
>>>

32 posted on 05/28/2006 5:51:07 PM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: primer4500
Now, before everyone gets all up in my grill about posting this...

Well..he got the GRILL part right.

ZZZZZZZZZZAAAAAAAAAAAPPPPP!!!!

33 posted on 05/28/2006 5:54:31 PM PDT by Scarchin (www.classdismissedblog.com.)
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To: primer4500
I am suspecting that most FRers are still in support of President Bush's policies.

Well, you suspect wrong. You might have done your homework before accepting your Demonrat Underground assignment.

While we're on the subject of DU, you might look into your heart as to that site's First Amendment setup.. it runs "say it my way, or get the Zot". So much for your side's diversity gig.

34 posted on 05/28/2006 5:56:09 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Meep Meep)
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To: darkwing104

35 posted on 05/28/2006 5:56:33 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Learning to shrug is the beginning of wisdom)
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To: darkwing104
yeah, a real troll. these dummies have been coming VERY weak lately.

good job troll, nothing like repeating the word of a president who trashed the Constitution and guided the us towards it's now bankrupt state.

here is to you troll.

ZOT


36 posted on 05/28/2006 5:57:20 PM PDT by postaldave (McCain & Bush, you traitorous !#!$!!s. you two are no different then ted kennedy.)
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To: darkwing104; primer4500

Up in my grill? Who talks like that? IATZ.


37 posted on 05/28/2006 5:57:20 PM PDT by darkangel82
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To: primer4500

Rewatch the video of the 911 attacks and tell me there are two sideds to this again.
Screw you peacenik hippie landfill fodder.
Go smell up somewhere else.


38 posted on 05/28/2006 6:12:12 PM PDT by Darksheare ("Oh No! Zombies!" Actually, they aren't. They just haven't had their coffee yet.)
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To: primer4500

39 posted on 05/28/2006 6:15:51 PM PDT by heights
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To: primer4500


ZOT.

40 posted on 05/28/2006 6:53:30 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Support American sovereignty - boycott employers of illegal aliens)
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To: primer4500

I missed the ZOT! darn


41 posted on 05/28/2006 6:57:35 PM PDT by Spunky ("Everyone has a freedom of choice, but not of consequences.")
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To: primer4500

42 posted on 05/28/2006 7:49:14 PM PDT by Thunder90
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To: primer4500
Now, I haven't spent much time on FR

And you aren't going today - good bye!

43 posted on 05/28/2006 9:17:33 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: primer4500

Get a life!

IATZ


44 posted on 05/28/2006 9:30:39 PM PDT by vigilante2 (Thank You Veterans)
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To: darkangel82
You know exactly just who "talks like that".
45 posted on 05/28/2006 10:01:00 PM PDT by chesley (Republicans don't deserve to win, but America does not deserve the Dhimmicrats.)
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To: chesley

Trolls who get zotted, that's who.


46 posted on 05/28/2006 10:06:06 PM PDT by darkangel82
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To: primer4500
Now, I haven't spent much time on FR

Seems to me like you got all of 5 minutes.


47 posted on 05/28/2006 10:55:11 PM PDT by JRios1968 (In memoriam...)
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To: darkangel82
I was thinking more specifically than that. However, it's late at night, I've just driven about 500 miles round trip to see my new granddaughter, I'm tired. I don't think I'll go into any more detail.

You have a nice Memorial Day, hear. I'll think of you while I'm smoking some ribs.
48 posted on 05/28/2006 11:00:27 PM PDT by chesley (Republicans don't deserve to win, but America does not deserve the Dhimmicrats.)
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To: JRios1968

Which is 300 seconds too long, IMO.


49 posted on 05/28/2006 11:01:20 PM PDT by chesley (Republicans don't deserve to win, but America does not deserve the Dhimmicrats.)
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To: chesley

500 miles...wow. Around this time in 2000 I went on a trip twice that long, although we split it up, not all at once.
I'll think of you too. :)


50 posted on 05/28/2006 11:03:21 PM PDT by darkangel82
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