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Happy New Year Free Republic - March for Justice Pics
Self ^ | 12/31/07 | Grrrrr

Posted on 12/31/2007 8:13:10 PM PST by GRRRRR

I saw a thread earlier today that spoke of their anniversary at FR. It reminded me of our first big Freep.

Back in October 1998, JimRob said he was going to Washington and shake his old withered finger at Bill Clinton at the White House fence. In a matter of a few days, we had hundreds of Freepers signing up to join him.

I was there and took pictures. Here is a preview...

You can see the rest at the link above...

We will need to gather together again, this year, to assure that Hillary and her ilk do not gain the White House. Who ever is our nominee, we MUST UNITE with him so that NO CLINTON EVER uses the Oval Office for ANY purpose.

Happy New Year, In Days of Auld Lang Syne

AULD LANG SYNE

Words adapated from a traditional song by Rabbie Burns (1759-96)

Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And auld lang syne?

CHORUS: For auld lang syne, my dear, For auld lang syne, We'll tak a cup of kindness yet, For auld lang syne!

And surely ye'll be your pint-stowp, And surely I'll be mine, And we'll tak a cup o kindness yet, For auld lang syne!

We twa hae run about the braes, And pou'd the gowans fine, But we've wander'd monie a weary fit, Sin auld lang syne.

We twa hae paidl'd in the burn Frae morning sun till dine, But seas between us braid hae roar'd Sin auld lang syne.

And there's a hand my trusty fiere, And gie's a hand o thine, And we'll tak a right guid-willie waught, For auld lang syne

Meanings

auld lang syne - times gone by be - pay for braes - hills braid - broad burn - stream dine - dinner time fiere - friend fit - foot gowans - daisies guid-willie waught - goodwill drink monie - many morning sun - noon paidl't - paddled pint-stowp - pint tankard pou'd - pulled twa - two



TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Announcements
KEYWORDS: 1998; marchforjustice

1 posted on 12/31/2007 8:13:12 PM PST by GRRRRR
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To: GRRRRR
I was there. I was the guy going around having everyone sign his eagles-up sweatshirt ;)
2 posted on 12/31/2007 8:15:26 PM PST by HeartlandOfAmerica (The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.)
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To: HeartlandOfAmerica

Well, check the pictures out at the link, maybe you’re in the lobby of the Howard Johnson’s???

Happy New Year!!


3 posted on 12/31/2007 8:17:14 PM PST by GRRRRR (2008- A Year That Will Live in Infamy...)
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To: GRRRRR

A happy, blessed, prosperous and peaceful New Year to Free Republic and all of you freepers out there!


4 posted on 12/31/2007 8:19:59 PM PST by 2ThumbsUp
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To: GRRRRR

Bumpity


5 posted on 12/31/2007 8:21:33 PM PST by umgud (no more subprime politicians)
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To: 2ThumbsUp
Direct Link to pictures, click on SLIDESHOW to get the best review

HERE

6 posted on 12/31/2007 8:22:32 PM PST by GRRRRR (2008- A Year That Will Live in Infamy...)
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To: GRRRRR

Thank you for posting the photos.

A blessed New Year to you, Grrrrr.


7 posted on 12/31/2007 8:23:17 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Happy New Year to you too!
It just doesn’t seem like a whole ‘nother year has flown by does it?


8 posted on 12/31/2007 8:29:05 PM PST by GRRRRR (2008- A Year That Will Live in Infamy...)
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To: GRRRRR

Thank you.


9 posted on 12/31/2007 8:33:20 PM PST by 2ThumbsUp
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To: GRRRRR

I am not certain, but I probably started the first freepathon ever on that weekend.


10 posted on 12/31/2007 8:33:45 PM PST by Always Right
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To: GRRRRR

11 posted on 12/31/2007 8:34:19 PM PST by tapatio
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To: GRRRRR
I would love to do something.

In 1998 I was working a free surgery clinic in South America so could only stand by and gander at Free Republic and it’s fine members.

Just say no to Hillary.

12 posted on 12/31/2007 8:36:49 PM PST by OKIEDOC (Kalifornia, a red state wannabe. I don't take Ex Lax I just read the New York Times.)
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To: GRRRRR

I was there too! Got a conservative non-FReeper friend to meet me there. I got my photo with Ann Coulter. :-)


13 posted on 12/31/2007 8:38:31 PM PST by Theo (Global warming "scientists." Pro-evolution "scientists." They're both wrong.)
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To: GRRRRR
That's what I'm talking about, GRRRRR!!!

Happy New Year, FRiend : )

14 posted on 12/31/2007 9:01:26 PM PST by eastsider
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To: GRRRRR

Thank you for this post.

Happy new year (as long as no HRC, no OBAMA, and no JE gets in the White House!!) in 2008.

We must PRAY and WORK for this!

I was at the MFJ. I met Matt Drudge and Lucianne Goldberg. I saw the NE crew arrive to much applause! I was in that lobby and met many wonderful Freepers whom I had only known in the online posting world.

I came with two Freepers who came up from Florida, one was Maggie (Lady X) who has since gone to heaven.

We managed to get a front center seat (we brought our chairs of course) and enjoyed every speaker from Bob Barr to Alan Keyes (yes he was there and was tremendous) and Connie Hair’s MC work, and saw Jim Rob lead the Parade of Flags come in. Saw all the imaginative and terrific signs.

It was a cold and windy day and the cspan televised event had problems with the microphones sounding okay in the wind.

( I saw the replay after we returned ).

It was a gathering if I remember of several thousand - but should have been tens of thousands telling the imposters/traitors to get out of the White House!

Should our prayers and work not succeed this year, future protests will be like those in Romania that ousted the Caucesceau’s - should the heinous one seize power and bring her communism into full force in this country!

I will not end this year with that thought.

We shall triumph over that evil in 2008 - with God’s help and prayers prayers prayers - I think fasting and prayer will be a good thing to do this year.Maybe once a week. God hears our prayers but when we fast and pray, somehow God’s great and mighty power can work into a situation seven more directly than otherwise.

They don’t care what we SAY, but their “father” (the father of lies) TREMBLES when we pray!

Let’s pray for the confusion and confounding of the forces of evil at work in this country and around the world this election year. Let’s commit our way to the Lord God, and ask Him to direct our path and the path of this nation!

And, by the way, to all the workers of darkness, the Ancient of Days RULES; His Son, Jesus Christ will soon be coming to REIGN on this earth, but right now He sits at the right hand of His Father and is at work through His Spirit in the affairs of this world and of individual lives in this world!

Satan’s destiny is eternity in the lake of fire. Turn around, towards God, or your destiny will be the same! The power over and malice towards America which you seek to dictate are not worth an eternity of weeping and gnashing your teeth, eternally separated from the Creator of this Universe, His Light, His Love, and His Joy.


15 posted on 12/31/2007 9:05:16 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: GRRRRR
Happy New Year!


16 posted on 12/31/2007 9:09:12 PM PST by Matchett-PI (Algore - there's not a more priggish, sanctimonious moral scold of a church lady anywhere.)
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To: GRRRRR

Yep, it sure went by quickly.

I must be getting old.


17 posted on 12/31/2007 9:23:18 PM PST by Cindy
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To: GRRRRR
In a matter of a few days, we had hundreds of Freepers signing up to join him.

I was one of those hundreds.

18 posted on 12/31/2007 9:41:43 PM PST by WVNan
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

Hi Freedom. I didn’t remember that you and Sistah went together. Gee, I still miss her so much. It’s times like tonight that I miss her the most.


19 posted on 12/31/2007 9:44:42 PM PST by WVNan
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To: GRRRRR
~HAPPY NEW YEAR!~


20 posted on 12/31/2007 10:53:21 PM PST by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://anyservicemember.navy.mil/)
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To: GRRRRR

OMG, this brings a tear to my eye! I was there too!

I’ve told this story 100 times but tonight it bears repeating...

Five of us from Houston deplaned and headed for baggage claim when we spotted James ‘Serpent Head’ Carville exiting the claim area. Someone called out to him, “HEY JAMES!” He turned his head toward us and smiled. Just then one of us yelled, “WE’RE HERE FOR THE MARCH FOR JUSTICE!!”

His expression changed from a smile to a frown. Then he just shook his head NO. And he blew through the exit door. We all joined in gales of laughter that we’d bested the old phart!

Later on we realized that he KNEW EXACTLY what the MFJ was and who FReepers are....Card carrying members of the VRWC!

THAT was such a joy....


21 posted on 12/31/2007 11:37:40 PM PST by Humidston (I'm offended)
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To: WVNan

Hey, WvNan. Yes we did. I have a wonderful picture of us on the way there when we stopped at a Rest stop!

I miss her so much also - think about her often - but know she is having a great time in heaven!

Good to hear from you also. Have a blessed New Year!


22 posted on 01/01/2008 4:16:32 AM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: WVNan

Oh I reread what I posted. The FR friend from Florida picked Maggie up in SC and came up to get me in NC and we headed to DC from here.

What an event that was! It was LadyX who wanted to be right down front and center so we plopped down there and had the best seats in the house!


23 posted on 01/01/2008 4:19:22 AM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

I Have six inches of ‘confetti’ that I must now get off the driveway! Brrrrrr.....


24 posted on 01/01/2008 5:18:37 AM PST by GRRRRR (2008- A Year That Will Live in Infamy...)
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To: GRRRRR
NO CLINTON EVER uses the Oval Office for ANY purpose

The only reason the Clinton's should be allowed back in the White House is to return the stuff they swiped the last time they were there.

25 posted on 01/01/2008 9:37:29 AM PST by do the dhue (They've got us surrounded again. The poor bastards. General Creighton Abrams)
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To: do the dhue

Nah, they’ve probably already sold it at a Garage sale in Chappaqua and then claimed the proceeds as contributions to the Salvation Army, along with some used pant suits...ick!


26 posted on 01/01/2008 9:52:20 AM PST by GRRRRR (2008- A Year That Will Live in Infamy...)
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To: GRRRRR

eeeLOLeew~~


27 posted on 01/01/2008 9:56:13 AM PST by do the dhue (They've got us surrounded again. The poor bastards. General Creighton Abrams)
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To: GRRRRR

Taking a break from the Missouri/Arkansas game to do some shopping at my favorite internet ammo company, for the revolution later this year, and I must share this with you all.
During the 1st quarter li’l Willie Clinton comes on, apparently paid by the SEC to urge upon all of us a topic dear to his heart—and you aren’t going to believe it . . . I just couldn’t stop laughing . . .

Wait for it:

)))

)))

`Character’!!!

For the 2nd half I suppose we shouldn’t be too surprised if Dan Rather doesn’t lecture us in a PSA on the topoi: `Courage’.

Happy New Year!


28 posted on 01/01/2008 10:07:47 AM PST by tumblindice (And at half-time will OJ Simpson sing, `Born to Run'?)
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To: GRRRRR; conservatism_IS_compassion; Jim Robinson; kristinn

Thanks for this terrific thread. It was the first Internet based political rally, and it was a radical idea at the time.

The old media kept up the refrain that Bilbo’s misdeeds were merely personal business, but his perjury and suborning of witnesses were felonies, and at least some citizens weren’t going to let it gloss over that the President of the United states was a lawbreaker who needed to brought to Justice.

With the Clinton Justice Dept., FBI, and with the well poisoned by Hillary’s remarks about the “Vast Right Wing Conspirancy”, it was no small feat that in that atmosphere over 4,000 good people went to DC on their own dime to shame the House leadership into action. With speakers like Alan Keyes,Rev. Jesse Peterson, ReJoyce, Ann Coulter, Congressman Bob Barr and others—it was an unforgettable event.

I was one of the 4,000. And two months later, the Bent One was impeached by the House in December,1998, in spite of a useless wag-the-dog missile attack on Iraq for diversionary purposes.

We will definitely need a March for Justice II on October 31, 2008( as conservatismIScompassion has suggested previously on another thread) and as GRRRRR has advocated, , the tenth anniversary of the March for Justice I ,if Her Heinous gets the Demon nod as their candidate.It would come just days before the election.

It cannot be stressed often enough:

1. No Clinton should ever, EVER be allowed into the White House again.

2. One President from Hope, Arkansas was one too many.

Eagles up in 2008.


29 posted on 01/01/2008 10:31:16 AM PST by exit82 (How do you handle Hillary? You Huma her.)
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To: GRRRRR

We had 2500 at the MFJ, then 600 at the JDR and then maybe 300 at the HMD. Conservatives will support and attend an out of town FReep if the situation is perceived as critical and not conducted too frequently (one per year?).

The best attendance was at the nationwide FReeps organized by the Free Republic Network during the election debacle in ‘00 and then again the “Rally for America” in ‘03. We had 200-250 rallies and estimated total attendance at 40k to 100k.

Holding rallies for the sake of holding rallies, particularly one venue events, has never been a productive excercize and unfortunately burns too many people out. However, strategically targeted and spread over numerous but smaller locations where people don’t have to travel far has proven to be a success. Plus, local rallies get much better and more positive media coverage. National rallies are ignored or trashed by the MSM.

People/conservatives have limited time, energy and money. Plan wisely.


30 posted on 01/01/2008 11:45:09 AM PST by Bob J
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To: Bob J; exit82; GRRRRR; Jim Robinson
People/conservatives have limited time, energy and money. Plan wisely.
I absolutely agree. OTOH that does not mean planning nothing. I'm just looking ahead and projecting what we might wish in October that we had planned now. Election Day will be Nov 4, and I associate the MFJ with Halloween, which will be on Friday - which also coincides with the weekly DC Chapter Freeps at Walter Reed. It's possible that the best use of that limited time, energy, and money would be to plan for hotel accommodations on Friday nite after the WR Freep, followed by a morning rally Saturday at the Washington Monument. Dispersing about 1PM so people have plenty of time to get home before retiring Saturday night.

Or else having the Inaugural Ball on faith Saturday night, as well . . .

Perhaps, a decade after the MFJ, we could set up a big HDTV at the site of the Freep, and use it to display videos a la youtube, enabling a large virtual presence at the FReep by FReepers nationwide who can't be in DC that day but who can participate the FR way. Not only videos but a live thread scrolling so that people could check in via text - and with video going back up to the server and out to the distributed FReepers. I have no special expertise, just thinking out loud.

I think at a minimum we should have a maximum-effort FReep at Walter Reed . . .


31 posted on 01/01/2008 2:43:23 PM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which liberalism coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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I like your ideas. I wasn't a FReeper in '98, so didn't know anything about it. Also, I had small kids - probably couldn't have attended anyway. :(

I would love to participate this time. Please keep us informed!

32 posted on 01/01/2008 3:09:18 PM PST by Prov3456
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To: Prov3456
One consideration is that people might prefer not to have their houses empty on Halloween night. Maybe the previous week would be better?

33 posted on 01/01/2008 3:55:19 PM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which liberalism coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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To: GRRRRR
It was one of the best weekends in my life.

Friday evening we took over the hotel lobby and met so many great folks..... including Mat Drudge

Saturday we gathered under the wonderfully blue sky on the mall and for the first time......the cries of Impeach, Impeach, Impeach! were heard.

After cleaning every scrap and butt from the grounds we gathered in the AIA building for Pizza and conversation. Later, we heard many great speakers including Jonah Goldberg and Patrica Knowlton. He invited all to a guided tour of Fort Marcy Park

On Sunday Morning on the way home, we took the guided tour with several other Freepers and stood on the berm where Vince’s body was found. It was at the Edge of a large private wood and 100 yards from an overgrown drive. That was how the body got to Fort Marcy Park.

As we moved from the parking lot through Fort Marcy Park, we contoured sticky notes on cannons. The notes described the adventures of FReepers who came to the park late the night before. The March For Justice is still hanging over my hobby desk......

34 posted on 01/01/2008 4:12:14 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Moveon is not us...... Moveon is the enemy)
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I remember all of you people. The greatest people in the world.

People that really cared.

35 posted on 01/01/2008 5:35:50 PM PST by AGreatPer ("The Democrats don't give a rats ass about this country"....Rush Limbaugh, 11/15/07)
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To: AGreatPer; Bob J

I remember meeting you, also! IN that hotel lobby. Along with Matt Drudge, and so many more. What a weekend it was! My trio had to leave that day so we were not there for the events later Saturday or the tour of Ft. Marcy Park.....something that someone should record and patent and make it a driving tour sold by the DC Tourist bureau.....

Yes the rallies around the 2000 election were effective. We held one every weekend here from the time Soreloserman started his obscene election challenge to George W. Bush’s clear victory, to the day he finally yielded to reality.

I think the thing that surprised the Dems were that Americans were finally willing to go into the streets to show their total rejection of the Demonrat hijacking of an election (attempt). But we got our inspiration from President Elect George W Bush who would NOT cave in and accept the idiotic Democratic party attempt to subvert our election procedure!!!!

Lesser men would have caved and just let the Loserman have it. That’s what had happened for 8 years of Clintonian rule....people just caved in, rolled over, or were removed from being obstacles. Finally, W stopped that steamroller and we just assisted by echoing his battle cry in the streets!

So all of these rallies have been good ones. The MFJ and the election rallies....there have been other good ones.

Remember the leftists ALWAYS are shown with their minions out in the streets....and that will happen in the coming year also.

It is the psychological impact of seeing THEM always being seen and heard and our side not.

Free Republic changed that. Thank you JimRob.


36 posted on 01/01/2008 7:27:05 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: AGreatPer; Matchett-PI; gonzo; Seeking the truth
People that really cared.

And we still do!

Florida FReeper FRegards!

37 posted on 01/01/2008 7:29:26 PM PST by mcmuffin (Primaries are for principles,not popularity - Duncan Hunter '08)
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To: mcmuffin
"...Florida FReeper FRegards!..."

YEAH - What you said!

There! ................ FRegards

38 posted on 01/01/2008 10:19:04 PM PST by gonzo (I always cry when I'm having sex. Must be that pepper-spray those broads use ...)
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To: GRRRRR

I was at the March For Justice! I never had so much fun in such a short time.


39 posted on 01/01/2008 10:23:02 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
I still have my Sore/Loserman sign!
40 posted on 01/01/2008 10:26:15 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Ditter; Registered

You do? I wonder if we can still find it on Google...let me check....found this thread from Jan 2000 but Sore Loserman was not shown - yet it was discussed.

http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a3a6ba4ab04a6.htm

Thanks, Registered, wherever you are.


41 posted on 01/02/2008 12:38:13 AM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: GRRRRR

Speakin’ o’ Auld Lang Syne:

An Englishman is being shown around a Scottish hospital. At the end of the tour he is shown into a ward with a number of patients who show no signs of injury.

He goes to examine the first man he sees, and the man proclaims “Fair fa’ yer honest sonsie face, Great chieftain o’ the puddin’ race!”

The Englishman, somewhat taken aback, goes to the next patient, who immediately launches into:
“Some hae meat, and canna eat, and some wad eat that want it,
But we hae meat and we can eat, and sae the Lord be thankit.”

The next patient sits up and declaims:
“Wee sleekit cow’rin tim’rous beastie,
O what a panic’s in thy breastie!
Thou need na start awa sae hasty,
wi’ bickering bl’attle.
I wad be laith to run and chase thee,
wi’ murdering prattle.”

“Well” says the Englishman to his Scottish colleague “I see you saved the psychiatric ward for the last”.

“No, no” the Scottish doctor corrects him “This is the Serious Burns Unit”


42 posted on 01/02/2008 4:24:47 AM PST by Albion Wilde ("Whatever enables us to go to war, secures our peace." —Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Albion Wilde

OMG...that is HILLARIOUS!!

My father is a real Robbie Burns Day afficianado. He’s been invited many times to Glasgow University, his alma mater, to preside over the haggis!!

Tis a brah brigt moonlich nich tanich! (spelling?)
and I HAVE claimbed Goat Fell!


43 posted on 01/02/2008 12:46:53 PM PST by GRRRRR (2008- A Year That Will Live in Infamy...)
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To: GRRRRR

Glad you liked that joke — it’s a keyboard killer.

I’ve been to Glasgow, Edinburgh, and points in between, but never to the far north. Scotland has the most beautiful hills on earth.

What I loved most was motoring around the hairpin turns among the mist-shrouded hills on a weekday when there was hardly another car on the road, when suddenly a lake would come into view, and often a lone bagpiper out there skirling and echoing, perhaps hoping for a wee donation. It’s otherworldly.


44 posted on 01/02/2008 7:51:27 PM PST by Albion Wilde ("Whatever enables us to go to war, secures our peace." —Thomas Jefferson)
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To: GRRRRR
Thank you for bringing back the memories of that day (yes, I was there, giving my newly arrived foreign born wife a lesson in US style civics. In fact I referred to her to all present as "the overseas contingent" of Free Republic on that day...) The struggle goes on, although currently the outcome looks rather bleak...

the infowarrior

45 posted on 01/30/2008 7:22:27 PM PST by infowarrior
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