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Posted on 03/19/2012 1:17:13 PM PDT by TPD_Jim.Smith

I am new to Free Republic. I look forward to being a small part of this community.

I see by many of the postings that most of the posters on this website are ANTI-Romney. That is good because I am too. I am a conservative from Tallahassee, Florida.

I am torn between Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum. Reading some of the postings I see there are passionate folks on the Newt side as well as on the Rick side.

I am leaning toward Rick Santorum because I think he can best beat Romney in the Primary and frankly I think ANYONE can beat Obama in the general. So my gut tells me to support the most conservative in the race.

I am also a Christian Homeschooling dad so you might see why I favor Rick Santorum but I can support Newt in the general election should he win the nomination. I don't think I can stomach voting for Romney though.

Any advise for a newbie?

Jim


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KEYWORDS: chat; faq; gingrich; newbie; noob; notnews; romney; santorum; tpd; welcome
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To: TPD_Jim.Smith
Welcome to FR.

Are you having trouble posting a reply? Please see the html sandbox.

5.56mm

101 posted on 03/19/2012 2:38:30 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Salamander
OMG! That's perfect. :-)
102 posted on 03/19/2012 2:38:54 PM PDT by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis; Tijeras_Slim

Geez, not just the news forum, but Braking newz! (rolls eyes)


103 posted on 03/19/2012 2:39:40 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (I will not be silenced.)
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To: lonevoice
Hat Romney. I hear that he's part French. A beret perhaps (ala his MA soulmate)?


104 posted on 03/19/2012 2:39:58 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: TPD_Jim.Smith
Advice for newbies?

  1. Read more than you post
  2. Do not ever, under any circumstances, post a "Hi, I'm new here" thread

105 posted on 03/19/2012 2:40:27 PM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: lonevoice
Apparently...etc, etc...is lost on you.

Which explains some things.................

106 posted on 03/19/2012 2:40:41 PM PDT by Osage Orange (The MSM is the most dangerous entity in the United States of America.)
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To: humblegunner
Or I might be waiting in the laundry room for you. With ill intent.

Please just clean up the mess afterwards!

107 posted on 03/19/2012 2:43:01 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (I will not be silenced.)
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To: TPD_Jim.Smith
It's a few years old, but The 2009 FreeRepublic Lexicon (Lingo, Dictionary, Lore Handbook) - UPDATE TIME! is worth reading.
108 posted on 03/19/2012 2:48:05 PM PDT by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: lonevoice

109 posted on 03/19/2012 2:49:48 PM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: lonevoice

110 posted on 03/19/2012 2:50:17 PM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: lonevoice


111 posted on 03/19/2012 2:51:57 PM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: TPD_Jim.Smith

Welcome to Baraq Sheik Obama’s enemies list.


112 posted on 03/19/2012 2:52:44 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: TPD_Jim.Smith
Any advise for a newbie?

Set down, buckle up, it could be a bumpy flight. If you have to go to the bathroom raise your hand, and remember the coffee and water's for the crew.

....Wait, that's for a different thread. Welcome aboard and have a nice flight.

113 posted on 03/19/2012 2:54:14 PM PDT by Balata (It's 'WE THE PEOPLE' Obama, not 'WE THE SHEEPLE'!)
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To: TPD_Jim.Smith

Im in Tallahassee also. Welcome!!!


114 posted on 03/19/2012 2:56:09 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: JediJones

Sacrilege! A tin foil hat on Mittens.

Besides, his magic underwear takes care of all such dangers.


115 posted on 03/19/2012 2:56:31 PM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: TPD_Jim.Smith
I see by many of the postings that most of the posters on this website are ANTI-Romney.

Welcome to FreeRepublic......If you would like to remain a member, my advice to you is to keep your political opinions to yourself until after the bloodletting and the GOP candidate is elected.

I would also warn you against posting articles from Blogs lest you be considered a "Blog pimp" and accused of being the author of that blob by one anal retentive blog nazi.

In other words, while this site was once a friendly gathering spot of like minded individuals, it has become a fight club and a source of amusement for those "others" over at DU and other leftwing forums who continually post comments from individuals here and joke about their hypocrisy............

116 posted on 03/19/2012 2:56:35 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (No matter what you post here, someone's going to get pissed off......)
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To: rose; TheOldLady
I do not plan on being a participant, maybe occasionally. It used to be a lot of fun and humor regardless if we agreed or not. It is mean-spirited including the owner of the web site.

Very disappointing. All, including Jim, I will vote for Romney.

Wow. IBTZ?

117 posted on 03/19/2012 2:57:12 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: TPD_Jim.Smith

Welcome to FR.


118 posted on 03/19/2012 2:59:42 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: TPD_Jim.Smith
Meet some quaint traditions such as..

and


119 posted on 03/19/2012 3:00:22 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: TPD_Jim.Smith

Let’s dance! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKJzRNwe5dg&feature=fvwrel


120 posted on 03/19/2012 3:00:38 PM PDT by tumblindice (our new, happy lives)
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To: lonevoice; TPD_Jim.Smith
Be SURE to post replies back to people who are interacting with you on any thread that you have started.

Don't waste your time posting topics until you are fully aware of what's acceptable..and the typical attacks you are going to get.

121 posted on 03/19/2012 3:01:04 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (No matter what you post here, someone's going to get pissed off......)
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To: TPD_Jim.Smith
Advice?

Never walk alone through the Hurtgen Forest

122 posted on 03/19/2012 3:01:36 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: TPD_Jim.Smith

One more thing. Don’t ever admit you shot a dog as a tpd officer.


123 posted on 03/19/2012 3:01:36 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: TPD_Jim.Smith
I see by many of the postings that most of the posters on this website are ANTI-Romney.

I think you've drawn the wrong conclusion about this website. Nothing political going on here.

Mostly a family oriented chat-site talking about cheese eating moose, sisters in showers, Italians etc but no politickin' going on here......

124 posted on 03/19/2012 3:07:47 PM PDT by varon (Congress is a sanctuary for political criminals)
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To: TPD_Jim.Smith

Yes, have a thick skin, don’t take yourself too seriously and learn to spell and to make paragraphs, in that order :-)


125 posted on 03/19/2012 3:07:58 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: TPD_Jim.Smith

Who you work for?

126 posted on 03/19/2012 3:10:40 PM PDT by skimbell
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

so, does anyone remember ash?


127 posted on 03/19/2012 3:11:36 PM PDT by brivette
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To: Salamander; TPD_Jim.Smith
>>:-D


128 posted on 03/19/2012 3:19:08 PM PDT by Daffynition (On Andrew Breitbart: In his honor, I'll fight harder...He'll be back and he'll be millions.)
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To: JediJones; Servant of the Cross
Thank you both for your lovely examples of Hat Mitts (or, is it Hats Mitt?). The best I could do on my own was this:

It's the Hat Mitt of Invisibility

129 posted on 03/19/2012 3:20:59 PM PDT by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: lonevoice

First thing that came to mind, so.....

;]


130 posted on 03/19/2012 3:22:58 PM PDT by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind)
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To: Daffynition

131 posted on 03/19/2012 3:25:55 PM PDT by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind)
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To: Hot Tabasco; TPD_Jim.Smith
You've been here a long time...

I can't recall ever replying to you. Probably have though....

First off...I'd not have advised the noob the way you did...

It's apparent you have some beef with many other individual poster's here, and you of course should have pinged them.

( I won't do it now...but it is custom, right??? )

...But it's made you appear like a crusty, grudge holding anti-FReeper...that maybe read's more DU...than FR??????

FWIW...I've never read a thing over at DU.

Call it like you see it.........

132 posted on 03/19/2012 3:27:23 PM PDT by Osage Orange (The MSM is the most dangerous entity in the United States of America.)
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To: re_nortex; rose


133 posted on 03/19/2012 3:30:46 PM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: brivette
so, does anyone remember ash?

Ash Alert!!! How about that great anti-semite A+Bert?

134 posted on 03/19/2012 3:35:41 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (If Obama was any more thin skinned, he'd have a receptacle end: Dennis Miller)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

And MiaT’s bandwidth busting creepy graphics...


135 posted on 03/19/2012 3:38:22 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: JediJones; rose
Actually being a RINO might be something of an upgrade for Myth Romney. At least he would then have some worthy traits.

As it is, he's nothing more than a gun-grabbing, pro-abortion, big government statist. RomneyCare is but just one his numerous faults.

I'm surprised the original poster fails to grasp this. It's certainly made clear enough here on FR and the boss has repeatedly emphasized NO ROMNEY, NO WAY!

136 posted on 03/19/2012 3:40:04 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: re_nortex

137 posted on 03/19/2012 3:55:14 PM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
And MiaT’s bandwidth busting creepy graphics...

back in my dial up days I did laundry, made dinner, walked the dog and painted the house....it was still loading.

138 posted on 03/19/2012 3:56:21 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (If Obama was any more thin skinned, he'd have a receptacle end: Dennis Miller)
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To: TPD_Jim.Smith

Hi Jim! Brave of you for posting so soon ; people here love to tease.
Welcome. I’m a homeschooling mom in the Los Angeles area, belly of the beast.

I believe that Santorum could beat both Romney and Obama. Santorum is not slick, but he’s intelligent. He is real, where Romney is scripted and phony. I was listening to rush where they played Dead Intern in the Morning Joe, with Santorum today, and he pressured him on “why the birth control issue” and Santo slapped him down beautifully! I was cheering in my car. Do not fall for the media trying to frame him as a social conservative only.

There are a lot of newt supporters here, who don’t realize newt is now helping Romney in the delegate race. If Santorum can win a plurality in some of the states, he can guarantee mitt zero. He can’t do that with Newt siphoning off 10-15%. Newt is personally a deeply needy man, which can affect the use of his full intellect. He’s a better debater and he is shot through with genius ideas, but he’s not likely to be the best steward of the presidency or remember he is our representative. He has not been consistent in conservative ideals either.

That helped me pick Santorum, because after Cain I carefully chose between the rest, and that was when Newt was doing well AND debating once a week. He is too desperate for love and attention, and we’ve recently had two of his personality type in the WH, Clinton and Obama, and see where that gets us?

Good luck here.


139 posted on 03/19/2012 3:57:20 PM PDT by Yaelle (Santorum 2012)
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To: JediJones
And this one never gets old since it graphically illustrates just what Romney is all about.


140 posted on 03/19/2012 3:58:55 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: brivette

Yep, I’m Olde enough to remember ash ...


141 posted on 03/19/2012 4:00:15 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
And MiaT’s bandwidth busting creepy graphics...

Oh my gosh. Those used to creep me out and there were pages of graphics on some threads.

142 posted on 03/19/2012 4:00:56 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

Somewhere there’s a forgotten FReeper with AOL dead at the computer and it still hasn’t finished loading.


143 posted on 03/19/2012 4:03:07 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Arrowhead1952

The zombie Hillary was the creepiest.


144 posted on 03/19/2012 4:04:18 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: TPD_Jim.Smith

Hey there.


145 posted on 03/19/2012 4:07:03 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: Osage Orange
Call it like you see it.........

I did.....By the way, ever wonder why it takes so long for the FReepathon to reach its goals these days compared to 12 years ago? Ever give any thought as to why the number of old timers is dwindling down?

And lets bring up civility, shall we? "Back then" members weren't excoriated and mocked for their GOP candidates of choice nor were they banned, civil discourse was the requirement........

As far as my comment about leftwing sites picking up outrageous comments from members here, you can only find them if the member has a weird screen name that is not common to google.

And for what it's worth, using the same process, I outed a newbie who had a penchant for trolling on a site dedicated to incest After bringing it to his attention, he hasn't returned..........

Like it or not, this site is not the same one it was 12 years ago......

146 posted on 03/19/2012 4:07:11 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (No matter what you post here, someone's going to get pissed off......)
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To: exit82

You had better get down here soon while you still can get out.

Go here:

http://panama-guide.com/


147 posted on 03/19/2012 4:15:32 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Salamander

148 posted on 03/19/2012 4:15:54 PM PDT by Daffynition (On Andrew Breitbart: In his honor, I'll fight harder...He'll be back and he'll be millions.)
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To: TPD_Jim.Smith

Helooooooooooo! Are you still there?
(Crickets...............)

It’s a good idea to respond to your fellow freepers. It’s not nice to post and run.


149 posted on 03/19/2012 4:19:25 PM PDT by sneakers (EAT YOUR PEAS!)
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To: sneakers

We might have scared him off.


150 posted on 03/19/2012 4:20:43 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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