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Vanity Post on Vanity Posts, Duplicate Posts, Trash Posts, Commie Propaganda, etc., Vol V, No. 1
Free Republic | Jan 25, 2002 | Jim Robinson

Posted on 01/25/2002 9:38:23 PM PST by Jim Robinson

Way too many vanity threads lately. And way too much trash being posted. Please try to stay on topic (politics). Also, please do a search on a significant word from the title of your article before posting. This will reduce the number of duplicates. And, along these same lines, please use the original titles on your article posts. Do NOT edit the titles. Do NOT use "My Title" titles. This will also help to reduce the number of duplicates.

And, whatever else you do, please DO NOT post from DEMOCRATS UNDERGROUND (or any other such trashy un-American socialist hangout). Free Republic was intended to be a socialist free zone. We've gone to a heck of a lot of trouble to make it that way. Why in the world would you think we would be interested in having their trash posted here?

And QUIT trashing each other. You know who you are. Knock it off! Way too many flamewars and feuds going on. And, while I'm thinking about it, QUIT trashing our conservative candidates. If you want to criticize someone's position on some policy, have at it. But do not trash or smear the man. That would include Browne, Buchanan, Bush, Keyes, et al, or whomever else may be your favorite trashee (examples listed in alphabetical sequence). The idea is to get more conservatives elected, not to trash the ones you don't like. If you want to trash someone, make it a Democrat. Thank you.

And QUIT dredging up old communist propaganda to smear our conservatives. Sheesh! Whatever else you may think about our guys, they did not hijack airliners full of people and crash them into buildings. No, my friends, not even the dreaded CIA. Anyone who would believe (or even suspect) that crap is no FReeper. I've been pulling this crap whenever I see it and several people have been banned for continuing to post it. I do not want it on Free Republic. Any current FR poster who believes this leftist propaganda, please logoff immediately, send me your resignation via email, and I will delete your account.

Thanks,

Jim


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To: sweetliberty
He did say we can trash the demoRats and I suggest we start with Waxman.
51 posted on 01/25/2002 10:34:58 PM PST by TLBSHOW
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To: Jim Robinson; 1John; A Citizen Reporter; ABG(Anybody but Gore); acnielsen guy; arazitjh...
Thank you so much for this, Jim!!!

On far too many threads these days, there is no discussion and civil debate. After about 5 posts things have deteriorated to the level of an elementary school name-calling contest. And a lot of the language is on that level, too.

I have found myself complimenting people for simply having a rational discussion even if we were on opposite sides of an issue. That kind of discourse and exchange of ideas used to be the norm around here ..... now it seems to be the exception.

52 posted on 01/25/2002 10:36:18 PM PST by kayak
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To: sweetliberty
Hey y'all; I think some of us just got a spanking.

Don't include me in this...

...none of my posts are trash :-)

Pure gold...that's me.

53 posted on 01/25/2002 10:36:27 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: kayak;Jim Robinson;ArGee;marylina;Rintense;Khepera
Jim, thanks for everything!!! Especially this thread. Everyone else, ping's to ya!
54 posted on 01/25/2002 10:38:39 PM PST by Bradís Gramma
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To: Jim Robinson
LOVELY AND ON MY BIRTHDAY TOO

THANX JIM

55 posted on 01/25/2002 10:39:06 PM PST by ATOMIC_PUNK
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To: Jim Robinson
God bless you, Mr. Robinson. Thank you for Free Republic.

I have a serious concern for the future of our republic, and the revival of
our constitution, especially the second amendment.

I have yet to post a vanity. When I do, please bury me head down, in the desert.

56 posted on 01/25/2002 10:39:09 PM PST by glock rocks
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To: lowbridge;doug from upland
I new you were here. Now where is doug?
57 posted on 01/25/2002 10:39:18 PM PST by TLBSHOW
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To: wirestripper
"...Nor is it a place where anti establishment
rhetoric should be spread."

Does my esteemed colleague intend to promote
pro-establishment rhetoric? If that be the case,
allow me the courtesy of one minor difference with
the gentleman. The establishment can, I think we
can surely agree, take care of itself.

Could you give an example or two of anti-establishment
rhetoric which you think exceeded reasonable bounds.

58 posted on 01/25/2002 10:40:23 PM PST by notease
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To: ValerieUSA

Good. It's high time.

I thoroughly enjoy Mr. O exposing all the greed and sloppy management that's going on with some of these guy's.

It's shameful the way they have performed, they deserve to lose the public trust. And I bet this stuff has been going on unnoticed for decades, because they have no oversight.

Accountable to no one.

59 posted on 01/25/2002 10:46:04 PM PST by Jhoffa_
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
I think we just had a trip to the wood shed........

Ya'll Stay Safe !

60 posted on 01/25/2002 10:49:20 PM PST by Squantos
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Thanks for the ping.

There is a lot of noise in the circuit here tonight for sure.

It gets tiresome trying to find substantial threads.

61 posted on 01/25/2002 10:49:41 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Jim Robinson
GOD BLESS YOU !

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU !

62 posted on 01/25/2002 10:49:56 PM PST by nopardons
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To: notease
I see I have touched a hot button! Ok, How about the 100 of more threads explaining the Bush conpiracy involving Osama B. How about the 100 or more threads about x-42 and the Carlisle (sp) group with inferences of funding terrorism and Saudi connections to oil and gas price manipulation and who the heck knows what. Dozens and dozens of anti Bush threads about his purported love of illegal aliens from Mexico.

I've just started, would you like me to go on.

63 posted on 01/25/2002 10:50:17 PM PST by Cold Heat
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub;Jim Robinson
Thanks for the ping, and Jim, thanks for FR !!

David

64 posted on 01/25/2002 10:51:40 PM PST by davidosborne
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To: Jim Robinson
Such a patient man....Thanks Jim!
65 posted on 01/25/2002 10:53:24 PM PST by PFKEY
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To: seeker41
even 'favorite anti-commie' books & movies?
for shame!
66 posted on 01/25/2002 10:53:51 PM PST by rockfish59
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To: Jim Robinson
Thanks Jim. I agree. Allowing that Democrats Underground trash on here enables them to spread their lies further and reach people they never could on DU.

We are constantly bombarded with every liberal fanatic assault on our lives and our war efforts - even by Fox.

I feel this is the new way our own American enemies try to tear down this country and halt our fight against terrorism. What can they do and still remain under cover as good American citizens? Maybe they could build sympathy for the prisoners and our own American traitor. Maybe they can weaken support for America and this war. There are Al Quada members in the U.S. and I often wonder if some are working undercover as reporters and members of the media.

67 posted on 01/25/2002 10:55:51 PM PST by ClancyJ
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To: notease
My point is that it's going to be hard, going into election season, to make a good solid run at taking back the Senate, keeping the House, and getting governorships when stuff like that is being spread like cow dung.

Yea! it's a free country and all, but this is a political consevative forum that supports its conservative candidates. Or do we really?

68 posted on 01/25/2002 10:58:46 PM PST by Cold Heat
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To: Jim Robinson
And QUIT trashing each other.
This the one that drives me crazy!
People will take up a page critcizing each others thoughts, rather than discussing the subject.

69 posted on 01/25/2002 11:05:34 PM PST by B4Ranch
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To: Jim Robinson
Thanks Jim for slapping me awake. An awake FReeper is what this is all about. Aloha from Maui.
70 posted on 01/25/2002 11:09:14 PM PST by fish hawk
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To: wirestripper
Upon posting a thoughtfull reply, I often find myself being labeled a Bushie!

I agree with you. That sort of stuff is grating.

I have been called "a country-club Republican" when I have supported Bush.

I however, disagree with his immigration policy. Then I get called all sorts of other stuff.

Can't say it bothers me. Political websites and opinions bring out pretty heated stuff.

The only thing I think should be absolute is to support our Armed Forces and President, when we are at war. Other then that, all opinions from a conservative viewpoint should be welcomed at this forum, as long as they are proferred in good faith.

71 posted on 01/25/2002 11:12:43 PM PST by bulldog905
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To: Jim Robinson
I love FreeRepublic.Com. But I am inclined to believe that banning vanity posts is wrong. Sometimes you learn more about the person or people's way of thinking through some of the (off politics) discussions. The prayer threads are always great. If someone is connected to someone and they post their own thoughts on an issue or whatever the case may be there should be room for vanity on here. This place would die a slow death if you took away that ability.People come in here to assosciate with people like themselves.

I for one voice my opinion against no vanities. Yeah they might get carried away a bit but have you ever seen the size of those threads? Like 400 posts! People obviously like discussing and relating things in those very threads.As useless as some might see a thread another might enjoy the hell out of.

As far as smearing goes on the conservatives? Jim do you think we should stop calling people what they really are?RINO's are out there and it is a false example of what TRUE Conservativism really is. People like Jeffords got away with it and this forum is exactly what we need to bring to light about those RINO's.

Hey, It is your show. Run it how you want to. I agree on the Democratic Underground stuff. That crap should never be linked here. We know the smack that they are talking about under there. Also the commie stuff I agree with as well. But the other 2 I disagree with.

I still will send people here on a daily basis to sign up or lurk or whatever and pound the pavement for this site. But let's not get into mass censorship here. I am a Republican and a Conservative as well. I want more of us in government. But we need to show and talk how we do already to let everyone who comes in here know that there are people like them out there as well.

Thanks and God Bless,

MFH

72 posted on 01/25/2002 11:13:20 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: wirestripper
Not lately !

This is now, NOT the forum it used to be. The irrelivant and childish vanities now outnumber the hard news post. The tinfoil hat crowd has posted EVERY vile, spurious, disgusting, hairbrained thing , that they could lay their hands on, to besmirch President Bush. This is NOT a chat room, a lonely hearts club, a church group, a religious waefare forum, a movie review page, advice for teens on dating , a place on which to post soft porn pictures, make yourself feel better , by shreding others , nor any of 100 other things that have overtaken this site. THIS IS A CONSERVATIVE POLITICAL FORUM ! At least it used to be. Sadly, it has NOT been one, for well over a year.

Maybe now, it will be again.

73 posted on 01/25/2002 11:14:13 PM PST by nopardons
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To: bulldog905
"The only thing I think should be absolute is to support our Armed Forces and President, when we are at war."

Exactly! Right on the mark!
74 posted on 01/25/2002 11:14:37 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: ClancyJ
Right on ClancyJ. I have nothing but praise for President Bush, he's doing something in the protection of this country. The terrorist thought we were all but sitting ducks after X42's 8yrs...they were sorely mistaken. It grieves me to hear Americans constantly speak of the treatment of the detainees. If these people were to be released or escape for any reason, I'm sure they would continue with their missions of killing Americans. Apparently liberals don't believe anything is really for keeps.

This is serious and I don't think it's about spinning X42's lack of leadership-he blew it, we all know it, and nothing can change that. He didn't leave our country better off than when he entered the office. I'd go further to say that it's time for a few of the honorable senators to be removed also.

75 posted on 01/25/2002 11:20:00 PM PST by swheats
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To: Jim Robinson
And, whatever else you do, please DO NOT post from DEMOCRATS UNDERGROUND...

Amen to that JimRob!... and thanks.

76 posted on 01/25/2002 11:20:28 PM PST by Reagan Man
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To: Jim Robinson
Didn't Ronald Reagan say that conservatives shouldn't criticize each other, but should keep the criticisms to the Democrats? And wasn't that what got him elected President? I'm sure someone will find the quote exactly somewhere, but I have always thought it was brilliant.
77 posted on 01/25/2002 11:22:23 PM PST by I_Love_My_Husband
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To: nopardons
Right on the money, NP. This place is starting to look like a chatroom, instead of the great conservative site it was before the election. And thanks Jim, for layin down the law:)
78 posted on 01/25/2002 11:22:32 PM PST by Oregon Coast Conservative
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To: bulldog905
I'm ok with all that dog! I guess I should not have used the old anti-establishment word, but it gave me a chance to vent. If you think about it though, we are the establishment. It is our people who have the reins and I want to keep it that way.
80 posted on 01/25/2002 11:23:18 PM PST by Cold Heat
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To: ClancyJ
"We are constantly bombarded with every liberal fanatic assault on our lives and our war efforts - even by Fox. "

Thank You! I was begining to think I was the only one that saw Fox becoming more liberal and hindering the war effort.
Even O'Reilly this week was saying what a good job hitlery was doing in NY cleaning the air pollution at Ground Zero.
He never even mentions prosecution of her or klinton for their crimes anymore.
83 posted on 01/25/2002 11:27:27 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: Van Delay Industries
You can believe that if you like. I don't see the government as evil. I see some evil people in government.
84 posted on 01/25/2002 11:29:08 PM PST by Cold Heat
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To: grlfrnd
It's Reagan's 11th commandment.

Thou shall not speak ill of another Republican, (or conservative).

Reagan also said, if you agree with someone 80% of the time, you're both on the same side of most issues. Reagan believed in fighting Democrats and keeping peace for the most part, within the Republican Party.

85 posted on 01/25/2002 11:30:46 PM PST by Reagan Man
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To: swheats
Hello swheats! We will just have to keep an eye on all these ultra liberal, anti-America media people. They are the enemy in disguise, ignorant or the results of years of teaching by ultra liberal teachers in our schools. They do more to form the "hate America" agenda around the world than our actions do.

I was going to add a neat eyeball gif and was proud that I had one I could send to you. Went to get it and of course it was no where to be found. I never am able to quickly add something to anything I do.

86 posted on 01/25/2002 11:41:08 PM PST by ClancyJ
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To: Reagan Man
I can take it a step further. The congressional district I live in is mostly democrat yet for years we had Jay Dickey as a rep. He lost last year to a democrat and my mission was to follow Mike Ross like a hound dog on his voting record. I discovered that Ross joined the blue dogs and his record is not all that bad. In fact I would say about 80% ok.

Now I have a decision to make. Do I shut up and let sleeping blue dogs lie or try to get him defeated and replaced by yet another democrat who will likely not be a blue dog. Oh well....................

87 posted on 01/25/2002 11:43:34 PM PST by Cold Heat
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To: Van Delay Industries
You've been here for TWO days, and already you're complaining about what the owner of this site says ? Maybe you don't belong here. Reread what Jim posted. Then decide if you can play by the rules.
88 posted on 01/25/2002 11:46:54 PM PST by nopardons
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To: wirestripper
Big government is not our friend. Limited government is. The larger something becomes, in most instances, the more difficult it is to manage.
90 posted on 01/25/2002 11:52:34 PM PST by poet
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To: Oregon Coast Conservative
"This place is starting to look like a chatroom, instead of the great conservative site it was before the election."

It is STILL the greatest conservative site on the net.
The daily threads like The Daily Dose, The Guild, America the Right Way, The USO Canteen, etc
are filled with conservative and patriotic posts and discussions daily.
Not all conservative discussions have to be related to news comments.
That is why Jim and John annouunced they will be adding chat forums.
91 posted on 01/25/2002 11:54:06 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: poet
True words but my understanding is that government with all it's complexities and resposibilities will grow with our society. The key is to limit the growth.

The way it is with all the social programs, (that will never go away)government growth can only be controlled by limiting the formation of new entitlements. The purpose of the tax cut was to remove the funding so that new programs would not evolve. This is the only way.

92 posted on 01/26/2002 12:01:21 AM PST by Cold Heat
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To: ClancyJ;68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Organization my dear. If you find it send it on. I'll give this one to you Don't become like Tyson though, just cause you can fight don't be a bully.

Tonkin you and Clancy is not the only one frustrated concerning Fox. They must be careful to not forget what made them #1. I watch Fox because they are the only one that will show everything concerning President Bush, and at least most of the on-air talent I can listen to without contempt growing.

93 posted on 01/26/2002 12:01:23 AM PST by swheats
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To: Van Delay Industries
Thank you for the civil apology.
94 posted on 01/26/2002 12:01:27 AM PST by nopardons
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To: wirestripper
Nor is it a place where anti establishment rhetoric should be spread.

To paraphrase John Chamberlain, may his soul rest in peace: There is no requirement to be for the establishment when the establishment is headed toward an abyss. When the choice is between freedom and the establishment, so far as I am concerned the establishment's gotta lose.
95 posted on 01/26/2002 12:01:46 AM PST by BluesDuke
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Not all conservative discussions have to be related to news comments.

FR is the web's preeminent breaking news site. it is a conservative site.
did you notice how quickly the breaking news story about the hijacked school bus
became a prayer thread, as well. when you speak, your values show. this group pulls
together. it will tend to be a community in spite of any efforts to make it otherwise.
bravo sierra tend to be outed quickly.

personal value made this country great. it still can and will.

96 posted on 01/26/2002 12:03:04 AM PST by glock rocks
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To: Jim Robinson
Great job, Jim. It's your house. You make the rules. If one can't play by the rules, there are other sites out there. Just not as great as this one is.
97 posted on 01/26/2002 12:07:20 AM PST by BigBlueJon
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To: BluesDuke
The Afgans are free to do whatever they please for the most part. What kind of freedom do you seek?

Or should I even ask?

98 posted on 01/26/2002 12:08:40 AM PST by Cold Heat
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To: wirestripper
It is impossible to limit its growth without the people being aware of what's going on. The parties continually try to out-do each other in creating new laws and programs. Need I remind you that they are going to hire 45,000 more government employees as mandated by the airport security law? Do you have any idea about the ancillary costs of this is in addition to the direct payroll? It is staggering!.
99 posted on 01/26/2002 12:22:15 AM PST by poet
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To: My Favorite Headache
Thank you, I was hoping to find a post that put that into words for me, so I didnt have to do it myself. I agree, vanity posts are very popular and without them, I am afraid people would not visit as much as they do.
100 posted on 01/26/2002 12:25:02 AM PST by trussell
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