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Who reads FR? How many accounts on FR? What does FR stand for? Where is FR going?
01/19/11 | Jim Robinson

Posted on 01/19/2011 10:00:05 AM PST by Jim Robinson

Edited on 01/19/2011 10:21:38 AM PST by Jim Robinson. [history]

I'm placing this in breaking news, because there have been several breaking news complaint threads recently. Guess there are a lot of people not understanding the facts about FR, or what we stand for, where we're going, etc.

First of all, who reads FR and how many accounts do we have? I honestly have no idea and the exact number does not concern me. We currently have over 369,000 registered accounts on FR, but as someone pointed out yesterday, not all of them are active and I have no idea how many are active.

Many years ago we had less than 30,000 accounts registered. Then we hit a hundred thousand, a hundred fifty thousand, then two hundred thousand and three or four years ago we approached and went over 300,000. Every few years as we hit a major milestone in registered accounts, I updated our home page with the current number of accounts on FR. I'll probably do it again after we go over 400,000, then 500,000, etc, and maybe I won't. The number of registered accounts doesn't really mean much. And our growth in the last few years has tapered off anyway for various reasons.

Who actually reads FR? Again, we have no idea, but there are hundreds of thousands maybe even millions of readers. All kinds of people read FR. News hounds, liberals, conservatives, politicians, talk show hosts, religious types, atheists, you and me brother and everyone in between. We serve over 1,000,000 pageviews per day.

So why has our growth tapered off? Well, probably the primary reason is we've narrowed our point of view lately as we've moved away from just talking about the issues and have actually started becoming constitutional activists.

The time for talking is over. Now we need to walk the walk. Our focus has become closer to working on our primary goal which is a return to constitutionally limited government and a full restoration of our God-given unalienable rights.

We can't do that by being big tent, all things to all people, non-principled, two-talking politicians. If we are truly interested in advancing our traditional conservative pro-God, pro-family, pro-life, pro-country, pro-liberty principles and positions then we must reject the politicians and people supporting the other way.

As an organization, we cannot be both for and against homosexuality, abortion, big government, border and national security, etc. I don't know about others, but if we must choose, I choose to be on the right side of each and every issue. Why should FR use its limited resources to allow liberals, homosexualists, abortionists, big spenders, big taxers, big government solutions advocates, gun grabbers, pacifists, isolationists, environmentalists, open-borders lobbyists, etc, ply their trade on FR? Well, more and more lately, we don't. And, apparently, that has pissed off a lot of big tent, true blue RINO types and the herd is stampeding. Let them go.

We who share our common traditional conservative principles, values and goals will be better off in the long run. We need to build on our strengths and attract more traditional conservatives to our viewpoints than to water down and weaken our own. It just doesn't make sense to me to support politicians like Giuliani, Romney, Gingrich, et al, who have RINO/liberal track records. It doesn't make sense to allow abortionists, homosexualists, gun-grabbers, big-government solutionists, etc, to have free rein on FR to target and lambast us daily with their repugnant bile. Let them go.

FR will continue on the traditional God, family, country, life and liberty path. If it means fewer accounts or less growth, so be it. If it means we receive fewer in donations, so be it. We will adapt, improvise and overcome and I believe prosper (God willing) in the long run. And, hopefully, someday we can say that we helped restore our beloved republic and our Liberty!


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1 posted on 01/19/2011 10:00:10 AM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Roger that.


2 posted on 01/19/2011 10:02:13 AM PST by afnamvet (Patriots Rising)
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To: Jim Robinson

Amen!


3 posted on 01/19/2011 10:02:31 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Jim Robinson

BUMP!


4 posted on 01/19/2011 10:03:53 AM PST by luv2ndamend (Same party, different letter.)
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To: Jim Robinson
If we are truly interested in advancing our traditional conservative pro-God, pro-family, pro-life, pro-country, pro-liberty principles and positions then we must reject the politicians and people supporting the other way.

BTTT

5 posted on 01/19/2011 10:03:55 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer (biblein90days.org))
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To: Jim Robinson

Here’s hoping the banning is limited to people using malignant and libelous language, false data, misconstrued information and misleading sources.


6 posted on 01/19/2011 10:03:59 AM PST by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Amen.


7 posted on 01/19/2011 10:04:26 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Jim Robinson
As an organization, we cannot be both for and against homosexuality, abortion, big government, border and national security, etc. I don't know about others, but if we must choose, I choose to be on the right side of each and every issue. Why should FR use it's limited resources to allow liberals, homosexualists, abortionists, big spenders, big taxers, big government solutions advocates, gun grabbers, pacifists, isolationists, environmentalists, open-borders lobbyists, etc, ply their trade on FR?

Excellent Jim!

8 posted on 01/19/2011 10:04:38 AM PST by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Well, yes.


9 posted on 01/19/2011 10:04:46 AM PST by Tax-chick (An attack on Sarah Palin is an attack on me.)
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To: Jim Robinson
The time for talking is over. Now we need to walk the walk. Our focus has become closer to working on our primary goal which is a return to constitutionally limited government and a full restoration of our God-given unalienable rights.

We can't do that by being big tent, all things to all people, non-principled, two-talking politicians. If we are truly interested in advancing our traditional conservative pro-God, pro-family, pro-life, pro-country, pro-liberty principles and positions then we must reject the politicians and people supporting the other way.

~snip~

FR will continue on the traditional God, family, country, life and liberty path. If it means fewer accounts or less growth, so be it. If it means we receive fewer in donations, so be it. We will adapt, improvise and overcome and I believe prosper (God willing) in the long run. And, hopefully, someday we can say that we helped restore our beloved republic and our Liberty!

AMEN!

10 posted on 01/19/2011 10:05:07 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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Thanks, Jim, for separating the wheat from the chaff.


11 posted on 01/19/2011 10:05:21 AM PST by Genoa (Put the kettle on!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Preach it, brother.


12 posted on 01/19/2011 10:05:31 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Jim Robinson
YOU CAN'T SPELL FREEDOM WITHOUT 'FR'....................
13 posted on 01/19/2011 10:05:44 AM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing something right.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Amen!


14 posted on 01/19/2011 10:05:46 AM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Jim Robinson

Count me in.


15 posted on 01/19/2011 10:05:51 AM PST by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: Jim Robinson

100% agree Jim. I appreciate you and your family and all you do for the conservative way of life.


16 posted on 01/19/2011 10:06:06 AM PST by cyclotic (Boy Scouts-Developing Leaders in a World of Followers.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Sweet!


17 posted on 01/19/2011 10:06:12 AM PST by svcw (God doesn't show up in our time, but He shows up on time)
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To: Jim Robinson

Amen to that, Jim.


21 posted on 01/19/2011 10:06:40 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Amen to that


22 posted on 01/19/2011 10:07:29 AM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR to pimp your blog!!!)
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23 posted on 01/19/2011 10:07:34 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Jim Robinson

Thank you Jim.


24 posted on 01/19/2011 10:07:38 AM PST by macquire
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To: Jim Robinson
I was about to say....Already Posted. <pokes bear with stick>
25 posted on 01/19/2011 10:07:42 AM PST by GreenAccord (Bakon Akbar!)
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To: Jim Robinson

10-4


26 posted on 01/19/2011 10:08:16 AM PST by JPG (There is hope for America and her name is Sarah Palin.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Well, I for one don’t plan on going anywhere. Of course, I’m not a RINO either.


27 posted on 01/19/2011 10:08:28 AM PST by refreshed
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To: BelegStrongbow
Here’s hoping the banning is limited to people using malignant and libelous language, false data, misconstrued information and misleading sources.

Sounds like the Dem talking points that many trolls here are allowed to spout daily...and some for years now.
28 posted on 01/19/2011 10:08:48 AM PST by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: Jim Robinson
Appreciate all you do Jim.

Thanks for The Best Conservative Forum on the World Wide Web!

29 posted on 01/19/2011 10:08:52 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: wagglebee; little jeremiah; DJ MacWoW; trisham; manc; greyfoxx39; 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; ...

ping


30 posted on 01/19/2011 10:08:58 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Jim Robinson

BTTT!


31 posted on 01/19/2011 10:09:13 AM PST by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: Jim Robinson
Why should FR use it's limited resources to allow liberals, homosexualists, abortionists, big spenders, big taxers, big government solutions advocates, gun grabbers, pacifists, isolationists, environmentalists, open-borders lobbyists, etc, ply their trade on FR?

YES!!!! Spared with many of the trolls over the years...and I'm still undefeated! But I really don't have time to feed the animals anymore whether they're here or not. I'm due for a donation!

32 posted on 01/19/2011 10:09:32 AM PST by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Your words are a window to your heart! Bravo!


33 posted on 01/19/2011 10:09:40 AM PST by Gerish (Feed your faith and your doubts will starve to death.)
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To: Jim Robinson

right on!! totally agree!!!!


34 posted on 01/19/2011 10:10:06 AM PST by biggredd1
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To: BelegStrongbow

You left out posting the same garbage over and over and over again. Even after it is pointed out to them its not true.


35 posted on 01/19/2011 10:10:07 AM PST by org.whodat
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true blue RINO types and the herd is stampeding. Let them go.

Sometimes you just have to thin out the herd for the health of the others.

36 posted on 01/19/2011 10:10:19 AM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: Jim Robinson
FR will continue on the traditional God, family, country, life and liberty path. If it means fewer accounts or less growth, so be it. If it means we receive fewer in donations, so be it. We will adapt, improvise and overcome and I believe prosper (God willing) in the long run. And, hopefully, someday we can say that we helped restore our beloved republic and our Liberty!

That's exactly why I'm here Jim!

BRAVO!

37 posted on 01/19/2011 10:10:22 AM PST by Bigun ("It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere." Voltaire)
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To: Jim Robinson

Good!

Now, how do we apply this to active activism in our messed up home state of California?


38 posted on 01/19/2011 10:10:22 AM PST by Yossarian (Heartfelt thanks, Tea Party Patriots! Despite slander and muck, you pulled through!)
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To: Jim Robinson
It's your brainchild, your theater, your stage. We're all just the audience and occasional players. And if we can't follow a few simple rules of engagement it's our fault. Frankly, FR is the best place I've found on line to learn, comment, correct or be corrected, and sometimes just laugh out loud. Many thanks.

Member since 1998

39 posted on 01/19/2011 10:10:39 AM PST by katana
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To: Jim Robinson

Two words:

Hoo Ah!

Colonel, USAFR


40 posted on 01/19/2011 10:10:41 AM PST by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: Jim Robinson

Amen and Right on brother!


41 posted on 01/19/2011 10:11:19 AM PST by pastorbillrandles
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To: Jim Robinson
Reading this, I realized that the last ten years of my life have been far better because of Free Republic.

I love you, Jim (in a manly, non-sexual, respectful sort of way). :)

42 posted on 01/19/2011 10:11:22 AM PST by TonyInOhio ( Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils.)
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Burn the “Big tent”.....


43 posted on 01/19/2011 10:11:34 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: ScottinVA

Bothers me that we have basically two camps of people, instead of one, who supposedly are on the right side of all issues in their feelings of a Sarah Palin candidacy.

One camp agrees and likes her and feel that of the all the potential candidates out there, she speaks for us, and that she should run for the presidency. That’s the camp I am in.

The other camp may agree with what she says, but find her disaggreable as a candidate. They criticize anything and everything they can about her and find her a weak presidential candidate. Charles Krauthammer is in that camp along with several others that have commented on the thread that is a few print feet below this one.


44 posted on 01/19/2011 10:12:28 AM PST by nikos1121 (Praying for the big -24 today and -27 by the end of the month.)
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To: BelegStrongbow; Jim Robinson
Here’s hoping the banning is limited to people using malignant and libelous language, false data, misconstrued information and misleading sources.

That IS what he wrote! They're called liberals.

45 posted on 01/19/2011 10:12:28 AM PST by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Our focus has become closer to working on our primary goal which is a return to constitutionally limited government and a full restoration of our God-given unalienable rights.

Wow, JimRob, you really are a radical right-wing nut case, aren't you?

46 posted on 01/19/2011 10:13:30 AM PST by Obadiah (BHO -- out the door in 4!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Bravi, bravi, bravissimo!


47 posted on 01/19/2011 10:14:34 AM PST by Emperor Palpatine (I'm shocked! Shocked to find out that gambling is going on in here!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Bump!


48 posted on 01/19/2011 10:14:53 AM PST by Sidebar Moderator
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To: Jim Robinson
The time for talking is over. Now we need to walk the walk.

Amen!

49 posted on 01/19/2011 10:15:06 AM PST by varon (Allegiance to the Constitution, always. Allegiance to a party, never!)
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Thanks Jim, much of my time is on this site, I would trash my computer if it were not for FR, member number 500 and something, don’t know how to look it up.


50 posted on 01/19/2011 10:15:11 AM PST by boomop1
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