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Vanities Arent The Problem (Time For An FR Cleansing)
The Awesome Mind of VaBthang4 ^ | 11/06/08 | VaBthang4

Posted on 11/06/2008 6:27:52 AM PST by VaBthang4

I have been reading some of the crap on this board after the election and some of it is shocking.

I've seen plenty of vanities...but to me vanities aren’t the problem....the messages contained in many of them reflect a mindset that IMHO has no place here.

I've always thought of FR as a place where Conservatives (not Republicans) dominate and idiots kind of hang around the periphery sniping with their stupid notions. But (more and more) you read some of the dumbest crap here...and then see a coterie of nitwits chiming in with their agreement. Allot of it is the type of stuff borne out of mindsets (everything but the truth) that dominate on liberals sites.

IMHO, Jim should boot a grip of these dummies like he has before. They run off and start their own anti-FR websites (that eventually die on the vine). But they do not belong here anymore.

We're not about opposition for the sake of opposition. We (Conservatives) have principles. But you can’t violate your principles while trying to promote them at the same time. Lying, half-truths, vague implications, charges without a shred of evidence, paranoia, etc, etc. That is not how we get down. Or at least shouldnt be.

Some of you all need to check yourselves. And if you don’t, I hope for the good of this website, Jim does.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Your Opinion/Questions
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1 posted on 11/06/2008 6:27:53 AM PST by VaBthang4
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To: VaBthang4

Who do you specifically have in mind?


2 posted on 11/06/2008 6:31:06 AM PST by SMARTY ("Stay together, pay the soldiers and forget everything else" Lucius Septimus Severus)
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To: VaBthang4
But (more and more) you read some of the dumbest crap here...and then see a coterie of nitwits chiming in with their agreement.

I agree.
3 posted on 11/06/2008 6:31:56 AM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: VaBthang4

That is up to Mr. Robinson. Not you


4 posted on 11/06/2008 6:32:35 AM PST by GQuagmire (Giggety,Giggety,Giggety)
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To: VaBthang4

A purge? Reeducation? Beatings and torture?


5 posted on 11/06/2008 6:33:33 AM PST by OSHA (framing it as though you've magically neutralized any potential negative eventuality)
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To: VaBthang4

I bet you will volunteer to write the litmus test won’t ya?


6 posted on 11/06/2008 6:33:35 AM PST by mnehring
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To: VaBthang4

What non-conservative expression are you responding to?


7 posted on 11/06/2008 6:33:56 AM PST by oblomov
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To: VaBthang4

“you read some of the dumbest crap here..”

This thread as an example.


8 posted on 11/06/2008 6:35:01 AM PST by edcoil (Looking for a new tagline - do you have one I can use?)
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To: VaBthang4

Everyone out of his sand box, your not playing the game to his rules.


9 posted on 11/06/2008 6:35:52 AM PST by Pilated
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To: VaBthang4; Jim Robinson
I see, your another Cat Herd..
Herding cats is a full time occupation, ask Jim or John..
Even when you got them in line, a stampede is a moment away..
10 posted on 11/06/2008 6:35:52 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: hosepipe

That was a quick execution.


11 posted on 11/06/2008 6:36:51 AM PST by Carl LaFong (Building Code Under Fire)
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To: VaBthang4
Click on VaBthang4 above and this is what you get.

This account has been banned or suspended.

Looks like Jim took his advice. The irony is delicious.

12 posted on 11/06/2008 6:37:00 AM PST by Pete
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To: VaBthang4
The FReepathon has gone from a one week event to a 3 to 5 week event. I don't think FR will survive another purge.

We used to tolerate minor differences of opinion with the knowledge that on the vast majority of issues, we still agreed. The threads here used to be a vast resource for learning, but of late they have become shouting matches with little or no intellectual exchange. I rarely read the threads anymore. It seems tragic to me that we want to run off everyone who doesn't meet our own narrow definition of 'conservative,' so that we can maintain our purity of thought.

13 posted on 11/06/2008 6:37:27 AM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: VaBthang4
...the messages contained in many of them reflect a mindset that IMHO has no place here...

That is Jim Robinson's call, not yours, and certainly not mine.

14 posted on 11/06/2008 6:38:13 AM PST by 3AngelaD (They screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, and now they're here screwing up ours.)
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To: Pete

Um . . . the flag is still flying on the poster’s homepage. I think HE’s the one who stated that his account “has been banned or suspended”. It’s a joke.


15 posted on 11/06/2008 6:38:21 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: VaBthang4

Your account is now banned or suspended. Maybe it was because of a stupid post?


16 posted on 11/06/2008 6:38:51 AM PST by BubbaBasher (www.HypocriteLibs.org - Tracking the Slandering Liars in the MSM)
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To: VaBthang4

Speaking of dumb threads, here’s one:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2125794/posts


17 posted on 11/06/2008 6:38:55 AM PST by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: Pete

Not zotted. Click on activity or any other link on profile page


18 posted on 11/06/2008 6:39:00 AM PST by GQuagmire (Giggety,Giggety,Giggety)
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To: VaBthang4
Okay... here is the first ‘Me Too’ on this thread...

The many ‘Me Too’s’ have detracted from the significance of this site. I will read the first twenty or so responses and then it is on to the next topic unless there are some insightful posts... If I see many responses on a hot topic, I will go to the last page and see if it has anything worth backing up on, usually not...

I also skip to the next topic if I see UTUBE or DIGG in the topic thread.

19 posted on 11/06/2008 6:39:07 AM PST by CenTex (Texas has a governor for sale... Make an offer...)
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To: Pete
Looks like Jim took his advice. The irony is delicious.

He's not suspended. He wrote that on his own home page himself.

20 posted on 11/06/2008 6:39:19 AM PST by Petronski (Please pray for the success of McCain and Palin. Every day, whenever you pray.)
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To: Pete
Looks like Jim took his advice. The irony is delicious.

Love it! ;)

21 posted on 11/06/2008 6:39:21 AM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (G-d watch over and protect Sarah Palin and her family.)
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To: Carl LaFong; Pete

He hasn’t been purged. That’s his normal page.


22 posted on 11/06/2008 6:39:26 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: VaBthang4

In other words: “What this town needs is a good enema”?


23 posted on 11/06/2008 6:39:41 AM PST by ninonitti (HHH)
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To: Pete

Looks like a fake homepage to me.


24 posted on 11/06/2008 6:39:49 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: SMARTY

No kidding. This vague post with no specific examples surely qualifies as pretty damn crappy and dumb itself.


25 posted on 11/06/2008 6:40:04 AM PST by Right Brother
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Oh, goody! A purge!


26 posted on 11/06/2008 6:40:06 AM PST by CE2949BB (Fight.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I think he took his keyboard and went home.


27 posted on 11/06/2008 6:41:29 AM PST by Walmartian (Doesnt sound very Hopenchangey to me.)
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To: All

~grin~

It never fails to rope the dummies.


28 posted on 11/06/2008 6:41:44 AM PST by VaBthang4 ("He Who Watches Over Israel Will Neither Slumber Nor Sleep")
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To: VaBthang4
..recently, we have been deluged by re-treads,trolls and political operatives, some from the campaigns

There is another group of noobs who think that FR is a chat room and are compelled to post vanity after vanity because they have all these "feelings" that they must share with the world...

29 posted on 11/06/2008 6:42:14 AM PST by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: VaBthang4

You’re not the only one.................


30 posted on 11/06/2008 6:42:36 AM PST by Red Badger (Hey! Look on the bright side! At least Joe Biden is out of the Senate!..........)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Now that’s what I call leading by example.


31 posted on 11/06/2008 6:42:50 AM PST by TADSLOS (McCain Courted Socialism and Brought Us Marxism Instead)
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To: VaBthang4

I suppose you are talking about one of your vanity posts: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2125794/posts


32 posted on 11/06/2008 6:43:28 AM PST by Born Conservative (Bohicaville: http://bohicaville.wordpress.com/)
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To: BubbaBasher

Prolly not his first stupid post...


33 posted on 11/06/2008 6:43:52 AM PST by Pharmboy (BHO: making death and taxes yet MORE certain...)
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To: VaBthang4

I reviewed your recent posts. One liners are your specialty. Drooling comments seem to be a serious hobby. This place would be so interesting if everyone were like you, eh? Let’s start a cult, okay?


34 posted on 11/06/2008 6:44:49 AM PST by Glenn (Free Venezuela!)
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To: VaBthang4

This is one of those dumb vanities, I suppose...


35 posted on 11/06/2008 6:45:01 AM PST by kittymyrib
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To: bamahead

Damn; you beat me to it!


36 posted on 11/06/2008 6:45:01 AM PST by Born Conservative (Bohicaville: http://bohicaville.wordpress.com/)
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To: VaBthang4

Since this account is now banned or suspended, would this vanity be considered an opus?


37 posted on 11/06/2008 6:45:02 AM PST by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: VaBthang4

You know, I may get flamed myself for this but I agree. I DONT want this site to turn into DU and Kos for Pubies. This site had taught me more in a few years than I ever could have learned on my own and it’s where I check in each morning. There is an amazing amount of talent and knowledge here but just lately it’s become harder and harder to see it. We cannot fight the deranged libs if we become them.


38 posted on 11/06/2008 6:45:43 AM PST by mpackard (Read my Lip-Stick)
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To: VaBthang4

Your link is broken.


39 posted on 11/06/2008 6:45:46 AM PST by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: DocRock
"Your link is broken."

Lesser minds cannot access it. ~grin~ Just messing with ya.

40 posted on 11/06/2008 6:48:04 AM PST by VaBthang4 ("He Who Watches Over Israel Will Neither Slumber Nor Sleep")
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To: VaBthang4
We're not about opposition for the sake of opposition. We (Conservatives) have principles. But you can’t violate your principles while trying to promote them at the same time.

I understand your overall concern and tend to agree with it. Yes, FR has taken an interesting turn this election cycle, more so than perhaps usual. Unfortunately, this election cycle, there was not a strong conservative presidential candidate, but the lesser of two evils was far closer to our position than the current president-elect. Yes, I am in strong opposition to our president-elect, but I wish I had a more positive reason for rooting for the losing ticket. I for one, was fine with the opposition shown to the liberal winning ticket. I also for one, am willing to put up with a few more insane vanities during the next week until the shock of what has happened wears off.

I am convinced that we need to be more focused on principles at this forum and am convinced that we can as conservatives get more focused. But please have a heart and let those of us in mourning get over the temporary death of conservatism. We need it.

41 posted on 11/06/2008 6:48:10 AM PST by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: VaBthang4; Admin Moderator; All
Hey AM just a suggestion. When a User gets banned or suspended could you put their handle in RED so we do not have to click on their name to see if you did it yet. Seems likely that it would reduce server traffic and some “IBTZ” posts.
42 posted on 11/06/2008 6:48:29 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (Nemo me impune lacessit.)
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To: VaBthang4

We have our first applicant for commissar of FR thought police.


43 posted on 11/06/2008 6:48:34 AM PST by Carl LaFong (Building Code Under Fire)
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To: VaBthang4

Everyone is stupid, except me.


44 posted on 11/06/2008 6:49:13 AM PST by frankiep (Every socialist is a disguised dictator - Ludwig von Mises)
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To: VaBthang4
Sayonara...
45 posted on 11/06/2008 6:52:56 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: OSHA
The beatings will continue until morale improves !


46 posted on 11/06/2008 6:53:09 AM PST by tomkat (handcrafted hand mirrors - get 'em before the brownshirts come)
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To: DocRock

47 posted on 11/06/2008 6:53:29 AM PST by OSHA (framing it as though you've magically neutralized any potential negative eventuality)
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To: VaBthang4

ibtz


48 posted on 11/06/2008 6:54:55 AM PST by don-o (My son, Ben - Recruit training at Parris Island from October 20)
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To: VaBthang4
"...the messages contained in many of them reflect a mindset that IMHO has no place here."

In a market place of ideas shouldn't it be the decision of the consumer to make those decisions?

This is the same thought process that is used at DU to drive out dissenters.
It is the same process that is used at You-Tube to eliminate ideas the mob doesn't agree with.
Thinking like this will soon bring back The Fairness Doctrine for talk radio.

We can't be like liberals - afraid of other views.
Freepers are smart enough to decide for themselves.


49 posted on 11/06/2008 6:55:12 AM PST by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself)
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To: VaBthang4
"The Bonfire of the Vanities" Vanity Bump

Actually I secretly love vanities, I read them all the time.

50 posted on 11/06/2008 6:55:22 AM PST by central_va (Co. C, 15th Va., Patrick Henry Rifles-The boys of Hanover Co.)
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