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Rush Limbaugh: Jim....What's His name, Free Republic Got Banned at CompuServe And...
Rush Limbaugh Radio Program - Live Report | 7-24-2012 | blam

Posted on 07/24/2012 12:21:27 PM PDT by blam

Rush Limbaugh: Jim....What's His name, Free Republic Got Banned at CompuServe And...

Rush Limbaugh
July 24, 2012

Rush is talking about the early internet and mentions Jim Robinson and Free Republic.

Free Republic Rules!


TOPICS: Breaking News; Free Republic; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: faq; fr; freerepublic; freerepublichistory; internet; jimrobinson; jimthompson; limbaugh; notbreakingnews; obama; pings; robinson; rushlive; talkradio; vanity
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To: MestaMachine

keyboard hiccoughed.
Rush, to my knowledge, has never dissed FR or FREEPERS like, say, billy o’really.


51 posted on 07/24/2012 12:50:34 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: UCANSEE2

Everyone is watching you.


52 posted on 07/24/2012 12:51:21 PM PDT by commonguymd (Freedom is a myth anymore. We were duped.)
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To: TankerKC

It seems to me there might have been short stints on Compuserve and GEnie...wait..what was I talking about? This morning’s breakfast? I don’t remember...sigh.


53 posted on 07/24/2012 12:51:26 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: DuncanWaring

I used to LAUGH when my grandma would call me all her kids’ names first then go down the list of my brothers then finally get to me...

now I do it.


54 posted on 07/24/2012 12:55:21 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: UCANSEE2

I clicked and it goes to my pings. Cute.

http://www.freerepublic.com/%5Ehttp://www.freerepublic.com/perl/pings


55 posted on 07/24/2012 12:55:21 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: DuncanWaring
My parents had five kids - they never forget the names, but did occasionally forget which name belonged to which kid. ;-)

Your comment made me laugh. I remember the day my mom called my brother "Pee-Wee" before she said his name. She was mortified. He didn't let her forget about it for a long time.

56 posted on 07/24/2012 12:55:28 PM PDT by nicksaunt
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To: humblegunner

57 posted on 07/24/2012 12:58:59 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: prisoner6
It’s like rattling a cage of ferrets...to quote a FReeper from a thread long ago and far, far away...

This one?

58 posted on 07/24/2012 12:59:09 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: blam; Jim Robinson; RedMDer; trisham; TheOldLady; STARWISE; Lady Jag; moose07; deoetdoctrinae; ...

RIGHT ON!
Wish I'd heard it!

59 posted on 07/24/2012 12:59:18 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY- IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: re_nortex; TankerKC; Jim Robinson
we hard-core geeks preferred the spartan command-line of CI$ we we referred to it.

Don't forget the fabulous automated downloader and off-line reader "TapCIS". TapCIS had a feature I often wish Free Republic had, called a "twit filter" you could set to skip messages from specified posters!

And, I must confess, I made the ultimate descent into CompuServe geekdom by switching to IBM's OS/2 and the Golden CommPass CIS reader.

60 posted on 07/24/2012 12:59:40 PM PDT by tarheelswamprat
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To: nicksaunt

“Your comment made me laugh. I remember the day my mom called my brother “Pee-Wee” before she said his name. She was mortified. He didn’t let her forget about it for a long time.”

Was his name Herman? Is that you, Bill?


61 posted on 07/24/2012 1:00:01 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Racism is not dead...it is on life support - kept alive by politicians..." - Thomas Sowell)
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To: prisoner6
GEnie

Wow! That's a name I haven't heard in at least 20 years.

As I recall, CompuServe was later acquired by H&R Block but remained in Columbus, Ohio. Possible urban myths of that era claimed that central Ohio was a critical communications hub because of Nationwide Insurance and the amount of traffic generated by CIS.

62 posted on 07/24/2012 1:02:37 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: humblegunner
"Poor ol’ Jim, gets Zotted and builds a better and more enduring forum. Oh, wait.. he didn’t build that."

LMAO!!!! Once again, you surprise. For a besotted, gin-blossomed, spit-crusted bumpkin, you're funnier than O'Bunghole without his teleprompter... not easy to do!

8^D

63 posted on 07/24/2012 1:04:32 PM PDT by Gargantua ("Dedicated to the removal of the Islamic Regime in America")
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To: evets

Is that a Telecaster? What year?


64 posted on 07/24/2012 1:05:00 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (2008 + IN, NC, FL, VA, OH, NV o/r IA = 271EV)
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To: lonevoice

Even before that...maybe back in the Clinton days. IIRC - probably not - some politician dissed FR and a FReeper posted “that was like sticking your hand in a cage full of ferrets.”


65 posted on 07/24/2012 1:05:24 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: evets

That Jim? Nice, but he’s much cuter now. Wish I could say the same for Rush.


66 posted on 07/24/2012 1:05:24 PM PDT by Lady Lucky (If you believe what you're saying, quit making taxable income.)
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To: DuncanWaring
My parents had five kids - they never forget the names, but did occasionally forget which name belonged to which kid. ;-)

There were five of us, too. My brother swore there was a sixth named Dammit, because my mother would always say that after running through all of our names when she tried to remember who she was yelling at. :)

67 posted on 07/24/2012 1:06:26 PM PDT by TonyInOhio ("If we want to get rid of Obamacare, we're going to have to replace President Obama.")
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To: blam

Jim “What His Name” Robinson does have a nice ring to it. Congratulations!


68 posted on 07/24/2012 1:06:58 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: hamboy
I had access to a networked Xerox DocuTech (operations and maintenance) with keyboard, touch screen, optical mouse, etc. in mid-90, I didn’t realize the Xerox inventions are the main stream technology of today

Rush failed to mention a few things I picked up on a 2-hour documentary I saw on TV a few years back concerning the history of computers and the modern internet. XEROX-PARC = Palo Alto Research Center. A bunch of XEROX-PARC Execs were tasked by XEROX-NY (corporate) to come up with whatever they could for expanding the business. Supposedly, A year or two later (We're talking 1972 here) they reported back to XEROX corporate with basically everything you currently see in most offices now...PC, Monitor, mouse, & keyboard. XEROX corporate told them they were way out in the Ozone and there was no market for what they came up with. All that prototype equipment was and supposedly still resides in the basement of the XEROX-PARC facility. XEROX could have been the leader in the Computer business, but did not have the foresight to pull it off.

69 posted on 07/24/2012 1:07:07 PM PDT by FDNYRHEROES (It's 3 AM. Let me sleep on it. I'll get back to you in 16 hours.)
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To: FDNYRHEROES

Xerox’s failure to patent all that can be considered one of the biggest business blunders of all time.


70 posted on 07/24/2012 1:10:05 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: DuncanWaring
My parents had five kids - they never forget the names, but did occasionally forget which name belonged to which kid. ;-)

I'm stealing that line for the next time it happens!

Fortunately, I never called them by the dog's name.

71 posted on 07/24/2012 1:10:28 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Gargantua
LMAO!!!! Once again, you surprise.

It's the Bath Salts.

72 posted on 07/24/2012 1:10:38 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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To: Mr. K

I have three sons, the first two’s names beginning with J. My third son is named Alex. Poor Alex never gets called by his right name. He’s always Jalex. Drives him crazy.


73 posted on 07/24/2012 1:10:44 PM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: blam
No mention of any 400 member spin-off forums of disgruntled and former FReepers?

Rush needs to get with it. /s

74 posted on 07/24/2012 1:10:44 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: blam

WAVING @ RUSH. :) Hey, it can’t hurt.

Speaking of names—many parents (any age), and others that have lists in their heads, go through the whole list of children before getting to the correct person AND that’s with knowing who the people are. Once hitting 50, name recognition became difficult, or I kept switching the first and last names around, especially if the names could be either first or last names like Robin Jameson.


75 posted on 07/24/2012 1:13:21 PM PDT by madison10
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To: StAnDeliver
My guess: Kay 100 Vanguard

76 posted on 07/24/2012 1:14:22 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: FatherofFive

I take it you didn’t take the George Foreman route? :)


77 posted on 07/24/2012 1:14:51 PM PDT by Sporke (USS Iowa BB-61)
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To: blam

Who on Earth is “Jim Robinson” and how does he relate to Free Republic? The only “Jim” I know of that is related to our site is some guy named “Jim Thompson”.......


78 posted on 07/24/2012 1:15:14 PM PDT by astounded (Barack Obama is a clear and present danger to the USA)
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To: TankerKC; JDoutrider

I was looking for someone who would set the record about the “Prodigy Wars” straight...


79 posted on 07/24/2012 1:17:43 PM PDT by Baynative (A man's admiration for absolute government is proportionate to the contempt he feels for others)
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To: wintertime

He has talked about obama eligibility. It would be ridiculous to talk only of that one subject when so many things are going on every day.


80 posted on 07/24/2012 1:18:07 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: FDNYRHEROES

Compaq Computer spun off from Texas Instruments in Houston after TI turned down the computer five TI engineers there developed.


81 posted on 07/24/2012 1:18:28 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

It was just on yesterday’s show that he couldn’t remember the last names of two well-known people .... now I remember him doing this, but for the life of me *I* can’t even remember these names now... ;-}


82 posted on 07/24/2012 1:20:20 PM PDT by mikrofon (What's a 'Compuserve'??)
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To: evets

Thanks!


83 posted on 07/24/2012 1:23:49 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (2008 + IN, NC, FL, VA, OH, NV o/r IA = 271EV)
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To: blam

Ah yes, good old what’s his name, I knew him well.


84 posted on 07/24/2012 1:24:26 PM PDT by beenaround
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To: blam

That’s how I first heard of FR was from Rush mentioning these people that supposedly hated him on this website.


85 posted on 07/24/2012 1:24:30 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: TonyInOhio; DuncanWaring

My parents had five kids - they never forget the names, but did occasionally forget which name belonged to which kid. ;-)

There were five of us, too. My brother swore there was a sixth named Dammit, because my mother would always say that after running through all of our names when she tried to remember who she was yelling at. :)


The response we always got after the “run-through” of siblings’ names was, “Ah! You know who-the-h*ll you are!”


86 posted on 07/24/2012 1:25:50 PM PDT by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: blam

Ah, old whathisname. Jim Jones, Jim Carey, Jim Morrison, Jim Dean, Jim Earl Ray, Jim Baker, Jim Rogers, Jim Simpson....

LOL.


87 posted on 07/24/2012 1:26:48 PM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: VanDeKoik
"That’s how I first heard of FR was from Rush mentioning these people that supposedly hated him on this website. "

I heard Rush describing FReepers on his radio program a long time ago and said "There's My People."

I bought my first computer so that I could come to Free Republic and be with 'my people' daily..

88 posted on 07/24/2012 1:29:03 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

It made me smile!

LLS


89 posted on 07/24/2012 1:29:20 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: blam
At least Rush mentions FR. Sean Hannity reads FR and uses ideas from here for his talking points and refuses to name FR on air. One time he was putting down some leftist and said that the right has many websites that are hugely popular like - and then he held back and completed his sentence by saying they would be too numerous to name.

I have noticed that an idea that appears on FR soon is uttered by Hannity.

90 posted on 07/24/2012 1:29:43 PM PDT by JimWayne
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To: blam

91 posted on 07/24/2012 1:30:19 PM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: Kirkwood
Far FAR FAR too little and MUCH MUCH MUCH too late.

I predicted this. He gave less than 5 minutes when it really counted, made a joke or two, and now he defenders say, “See! He talked about it!”

Rush failed big time.

By the way....Since I don't listen to Rush anymore. How much time did he give to discussing Arapio’s press conference? Hm? ZERO?

92 posted on 07/24/2012 1:31:55 PM PDT by wintertime (:-))
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To: MrB
I used to LAUGH when my grandma would call me all her kids’ names first then go down the list of my brothers then finally get to me...

now I do it.

I once forgot my own name... I kid you not! I was being introduced to someone, and as I was shaking his hand and introducing myself, I completely lost my train of thought, and everyone broke down laughing... Luckily I only had to endure the ribbing for another 2 months before my contract was up there!

Mark

93 posted on 07/24/2012 1:32:11 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Kirkwood
Personally, I will **NEVER** trust Rush again. How he has handled Obama’s eligibility has been DESPICABLE!
94 posted on 07/24/2012 1:35:23 PM PDT by wintertime (:-))
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To: wintertime

Rush is a businessman, not your alter ego.


95 posted on 07/24/2012 1:38:08 PM PDT by Jacquerie (I want my America back.)
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To: wintertime
"Personally, I will **NEVER** trust Rush again. How he has handled Obama’s eligibility has been DESPICABLE! "

Enough!!

Start your own thread if you want to bash Rush any more.

96 posted on 07/24/2012 1:39:45 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

I bet he’s a “lurker” :)

Hi Rush :)


97 posted on 07/24/2012 1:40:49 PM PDT by fuzzylogic (welfare state = sharing consequences of poor moral choices among everybody)
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To: blam; wintertime
Rush bashing thread already in progress.

Rush Limbaugh Runs From Obama's Forged Birth Certificate


98 posted on 07/24/2012 1:44:19 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Sporke
I take it you didn’t take the George Foreman route? :)

No - just normal names. Patrick, William, Michael and Timothy.

I get them right 98% of the time, but that 2% really gets me grief.

99 posted on 07/24/2012 1:50:05 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: FDNYRHEROES; hamboy

Hm...in the mid-80s Xerox had a mouse-based system called the Star. It was a fantastic machine for word processing. The documentary did not mention this?


100 posted on 07/24/2012 1:55:36 PM PDT by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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