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A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day 08-05-02
Just Amy, Mama_Bear, daisyscarlett, ST.LOUIE1, and Billie

Posted on 08/05/2002 6:38:38 AM PDT by Billie




A Few of FR's Finest.....
......Every Day

FR is a Treasure Trove of talented, compassionate, patriotic, wonderful people who gather every day to discuss the latest news and issues;  salute
and support our military and our leaders;  tell a few jokes;  learn a new
word;  write poetry;  pray for those in need;  and congratulate those who
are deserving. Thank you, Jim Robinson, for giving us the vehicle in which
we can express ourselves.

Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.  I
can remember lurking when there were only a few regulars who posted, and now there are over 60,000 who have registered for posting privileges. The forum is read daily by tens of thousands
of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world.






Mr. and Mrs. FR





Photo by ST.LOUIE1


When Jim Robinson's name was mentioned for the FReeper of the Day,  all of us wanted to be the one to feature him!  However,  instead of flipping a coin or fighting
it out to see who won :),  St.Louie suggested that JustAmy probably knew him better and longer than the rest of us,  so why not ask her to write his tribute?  Seemed like
a great idea,  and when Amy agreed,  another thought came to mind:

We could all work on this one!  Louie had already created that wonderful graphic of Jim and Sheila above;  Amy would write the main thread,   MamaBear and daisyscarlett could each say a few words,  and I would put it all together.  YES!  We had a plan!  Here, then, is the result of our tribute to the man who is FReeRepublic, and the wonderful woman behind him.





Jim is not just a Vietnam Vet in a wheelchair. Neither is he just the founder of FreeRepublic. Jim is a man with strong beliefs and a deep love of his God, his family and his country.
Jim will take to the air or to the road to show his dedication to his beliefs. After making 3 trips to DC (March for Justice, Judgment Day and House Managers Tribute Rally and Dinner), he eagerly attended the Freeper's Inaugural Ball. This Ball was possible, in part, to Jim's and FreeRepublic's 'SoreLoserman' Rallies and dedication to removing all signs of Clinton/Gore.
What's next on the agenda? How about Scumbag, Gary Condidit? Jim spent many Saturday's driving 4 hours to Modesto where he could join the Modesto Freepers for 2 hours in calling for Condit's removal from office.
Since 9-11-2001, Jim and his family can be found every Friday night at the corner of Shaw and Blackstone (Patriots Corner) counter-protesting the war protesters and showing his support for President Bush's war on terrorism and his support for our military.
Although Sheila does not always agree with his political views, they share their belief in God and their love of family and country. You will find her at his side Friday evenings for The Support Our Troops Rallies. She may entertain with her rendition of "We don't smoke marijuana at Shaw and Blackstone."
It is impossible to spotlight Jim and Sheila without acknowledging Chris, pictured at right. He not only makes sure they get where they need to be, whether it be Washington, DC or Patriots Corner. He gladly picks up a sign of support and carries the flag as he keeps the boom box volume turned high.
~ JustAmy



What can I say about Jim Robinson that has not been said many times over?   While I was pondering this question, it occurred to me how different my life would be without this wonderful website.   Jim Robinson's FreeRepublic is my home on the internet.  Actually, it is Jim's home on the internet and he has opened it up to all of us.
This is where I come to meet like-minded people who share my values, my love for God and country and my fears for her future. Here we can link arms and hearts in supporting our conservative causes while making life-long FRiendships, and having fun all at the same time! I have never met a finer group of people and it is because of Jim that we have this place to gather.
In short, Jim's dedication to his country, to his conservative values and to this website is inspiring. I believe I am a better person for knowing him and the many fine patriots who frequent this site. No, I cannot imagine my life without FreeRepublic. Thank you and God bless you, Jim.
~ Mama_Bear




I still get chills when I see the above photo of you leading the March for Justice in Washington D.C. in 1998 calling for the impeachment of President William Jefferson Clinton. I do not know what I can add to all of the nice things that have been said about you, and certainly will be said about you again today, except that I agree with all of them. We can never thank you enough for FREE REPUBLIC. God Bless you Jim Robinson.
~ daisyscarlett



In closing, I want to add only my thanks, once again, for your vision, Jim, in creating the greatest conservative site on the net. And Amy has asked me to remind everybody that she will be posting many more photos from the family album throughout the day!  So let this
be the last thread all of you check before turning off your pc tonight!
~ Billie










WEEKEND THREAD

08-3,4-02 Week in Review


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: freepers; fun; military; surprises; veterans
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To: JulieRNR21
Just popped in to take a peek at today's Finest!

Jim is that, for sure!

Hi, cutie. I always smile when I know you're around. : )

151 posted on 08/05/2002 9:34:27 AM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: Billie; ST.LOUIE1
I looked at Louie's profile page.

I thought it was cool!

152 posted on 08/05/2002 9:35:36 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: daisyscarlett
That's a beautiful Table for Two for breakfast. I'll have a little OJ and champagne and drink to the two of them. :)
153 posted on 08/05/2002 9:36:11 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Militiaman7
Memo to self: It's Sheila not Shelia Robinson. Somedays I'm all thumbs.
154 posted on 08/05/2002 9:36:12 AM PDT by Militiaman7
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To: Carolina
I second that emotion, Carolina! Great graphic for today's theme, too! (as we've come to expect from you!)
155 posted on 08/05/2002 9:37:34 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Militiaman7
I wouldn't worry about it.

Look at how I spelled Victoria's name oon the canteen one day.

giggle!

156 posted on 08/05/2002 9:37:36 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: Billie
Thanks Billie. I appreciate the invite.
157 posted on 08/05/2002 9:38:02 AM PDT by sweetliberty
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To: The Thin Man
It's going to take some getting used to this new T Man! You're so nice!
158 posted on 08/05/2002 9:39:21 AM PDT by Billie
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To: ClaraSuzanne
YEP! I'm having a good time too!

how are you doing?

Just great!

Where's your 'sig'?

I enjoy ogling....ooops!....I mean, looking at cute women. : )

159 posted on 08/05/2002 9:39:22 AM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: Jim Robinson; Billie; All

Jim Robinson's Military Service:

US Navy: Enlisted 1965 - 1969, Honorable Discharge

Rating: Third Class Petty Officer, Interior Communications Electrician. Was eligible for promotion to Second Class Petty Officer, but elected not to extend enlistment.

Sea Duty: USS Higbee (DD806), USS Hull (DD945), USS Wiltsie (DD716). Home ports: Long Beach; San Diego; Mare Island; Yokosuka, Japan; Subic Bay, Philippines. Other Ports of call: Hong Kong, Kaohsiung, Chilung (Keelung), Midway, Guam, Pearl Harbor, Bremerton, WA

Action: Cruised to WestPac, in 1965 - 1966, and 1967 - 1968, aboard the destroyers Higbee and Hull, engaged enemy off the coast of Vietnam while delivering Naval gunfire support to forces ashore.

Awards: National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation

"On 19 January 1968 the veteran destroyer [USS Hull DD945] began her third and most recent Vietnam deployment. Conducting shore bombardment missions along the south coast and in the Demilitarized Zone, Hull poured over 25,000 rounds of five-inch ammunition into enemy strongholds and destroyed or damaged over 220 structures and bunkers. On seven occasions North Vietnamese gunners in the DMZ took her under fire, but in each instance she managed to escape damage while directing a barrage of her own fire at the attacking batteries. As a result of her performance during this deployment, the ship was awarded the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation."

160 posted on 08/05/2002 9:40:29 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: ST.LOUIE1
Unfortunately I can't post graphics on the computer at work.

They don't allow you to.

Grrr!

LIBERALS!, GRRRRRR!

162 posted on 08/05/2002 9:41:30 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: Billie
Not so fast, wolfie, your contribution was not so small! :)
I know a thing or two about making up a graphic such as the one you did above! :)

Awwwww....

Coming from you....it's high praise indeed. Thank you, BB. : )

163 posted on 08/05/2002 9:41:46 AM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Hi, Tonkin!
164 posted on 08/05/2002 9:42:32 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: Jim Robinson
SALUTE
165 posted on 08/05/2002 9:43:06 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: daisyscarlett
He caught a huge gaffe I made one night posting the thread, alerted me right away and even promised "not to tell Billie and Mama_Bear".

LOL! That is funny.
Shhhhh .... I saw it just before Jim made it magically "disappear" ........... but my lips are sealed. ;-)

Your new signature image is beautiful!

166 posted on 08/05/2002 9:43:23 AM PDT by Mama_Bear
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To: ST.LOUIE1
Actually, TLL, THIS thread, THIS way, is BECAUSE OF YOU!!! You were the inspiration with that wonderful graphic you did when we first started FR's Finest.

Hmmmmm....which one was that? LOL Thanks, Billie, but I add very little compared to you, daisy and Mama_Bear.

The graphic of Jim and Sheila above. You did that VERY early.... when we first started this thread and talked about all the different FReepers we wanted to feature. :)

BUNCHES of hugs and kisses (you can share if you want to)

Share?! I want 'em ALL! : )

Now, SEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE? I told you to keep reading because there was more than "thanks". :)

167 posted on 08/05/2002 9:43:24 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie
That's all I get....a 'thanks'? : )

Read on....you got more. :)

Haven't got time to 'read'

I'm too busy answering posts. LOL

168 posted on 08/05/2002 9:44:15 AM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: Billie; Jim Robinson; Mama_Bear; All
One more for the road...gotta run.


Click on the pic

169 posted on 08/05/2002 9:44:35 AM PDT by Aquamarine
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#111 was a duplicate post - asked for it to be deleted. I noticed another one was deleted - also a duplicate I hope and not a flame? :)
170 posted on 08/05/2002 9:45:39 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie; Jim Robinson; AFF

Cheers Guys!

Have a super day, hear?


171 posted on 08/05/2002 9:46:53 AM PDT by lodwick
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To: Billie; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; daisyscarlett; ST.LOUIE1; Jim Robinson
This is a breathtaking tribute to a real patriot! Y'all have done a fine job and I look forward to the "surprises" as the day unfolds.

Mr. Jim: thank-you for providing me with a "safe haven" after 9-11. Unfortunately, I wasn't aware of this site during the Sore-Loserman days. I became a lurker last summer and a FReeper last October out of necessity as an outlet for my profound grief for our nation. I am privileged and blessed to be a part of the best network in the country.

{{{{{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}}}}} to you and your lovely wife, and also to the FReeperettes that have done a magnificent job with this thread!

May God Bless you all abundantly!
172 posted on 08/05/2002 9:47:45 AM PDT by dansangel
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To: Billie
Dadgummit!!
Looking at that sweet little thing makes it really hard to remember the dirty diapers, the feedings at two in the morning, the squalling and the trips to the doctor, not to mention the money it takes...............

Aw, heck! They're worth every bit of it!

173 posted on 08/05/2002 9:48:01 AM PDT by COB1
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To: ClaraSuzanne
I've always found you cheerful here, Pip, and am glad you like to be with us. :)
174 posted on 08/05/2002 9:48:17 AM PDT by Billie
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To: JustAmy
Thanks for the Ping!
175 posted on 08/05/2002 9:49:17 AM PDT by bluesagewoman
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To: JulieRNR21
Hi, Julie - am glad you got here before they ate all the breakfast. Or DID they eat all the breakfast?!
176 posted on 08/05/2002 9:49:25 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
I love that photograph. It speaks a thousands words. :-)
177 posted on 08/05/2002 9:49:34 AM PDT by Mama_Bear
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Jim Robinson

"A dress makes no sense unless
it inspires men to want to take it off you."~Francoise Sagan


178 posted on 08/05/2002 9:49:58 AM PDT by lodwick
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To: bluesagewoman
Hi, Blues!

Welcome to FR's finest!

179 posted on 08/05/2002 9:50:13 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: Militiaman7
What OUTSTANDING contributions to this thread, MM7! But I'm not one bit surprised! Thanks for adding to the collection of wonderful photos of our Founder!
180 posted on 08/05/2002 9:51:54 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie
I think I'm in the doghouse at the canteen again for posting to a certain other freeper. I wish they would grow up! Sheesh!

I can talk to anyone I want to!

181 posted on 08/05/2002 9:52:13 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: ST.LOUIE1
LOL! That was one of the earliest animated gifs I had - some silly little thing taking a bow!
182 posted on 08/05/2002 9:53:47 AM PDT by Billie
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To: JustAmy; Jim Robinson

Jim Robinson, and all your FResno FReepers. Thanks for all you do. Wonderful tribute!

183 posted on 08/05/2002 9:53:53 AM PDT by bluesagewoman
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To: ClaraSuzanne; ST.LOUIE1
Louie's page is indeed cool - and he changes it periodically - save it to your favorites and look again every now and then. Who knows - you may just find Pippin there one day, too! You're still on mine....at least that wonderful post you made about all of us being from New York, so to speak. :)
184 posted on 08/05/2002 9:56:20 AM PDT by Billie
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To: ST.LOUIE1; whoever
Hope you're not planning to be nice to 'who' today....

Louie, I'm so sorry to disappoint you, but it would be virtually impossible to be unkind to someone with such a sweet disposition as who.

185 posted on 08/05/2002 9:56:48 AM PDT by The Thin Man
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To: dansangel
I became a lurker last summer and a FReeper last October out of necessity as an outlet for my profound grief for our nation. I am privileged and blessed to be a part of the best network in the country.

Dansangel, we love having you here. :-)

186 posted on 08/05/2002 10:01:18 AM PDT by Mama_Bear
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Good morning, Tonk! Thanks for posting Jim's Military Record and Awards! So glad to see you come and add your contribution to this thread that will surely become a keepsake. :)
187 posted on 08/05/2002 10:01:39 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie
You have mail.
188 posted on 08/05/2002 10:02:07 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: Billie
It's going to take some getting used to this new T Man! You're so nice!

How sweet of you to say, Billie. Hopefully, I'll be able to follow your example of kindness and generosity.

189 posted on 08/05/2002 10:03:16 AM PDT by The Thin Man
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To: Aquamarine
Thanks, Aqua - see you later - almost time for me to take a lunch break, too. :)
190 posted on 08/05/2002 10:03:52 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie
Thanks, I didn't know I could save a profile page to my favorites. I'm gonna do that.
191 posted on 08/05/2002 10:03:57 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: dansangel
Hi, dansangel! Thank you! It's been a breathtaking morning, with already many fantastic photos from the family album! I look forward to more when Amy gets back. :)
192 posted on 08/05/2002 10:05:54 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Militiaman7; Jim Robinson; Billie; JustAmy; ST.LOUIE1; Mama_Bear; daisyscarlett; COB1
Is it just me, or do y'all think that JimRob and Old Glory go hand in hand?

I think they compliment each other quite nicely.

193 posted on 08/05/2002 10:06:46 AM PDT by Diver Dave
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To: COB1
LOL - now I KNOW I'm going to use it with the pledge soon - it's just too cute!
194 posted on 08/05/2002 10:06:50 AM PDT by Billie
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To: bluesagewoman
Hi, bluesagewoman. Thanks for coming. Hope to see you again. :)
195 posted on 08/05/2002 10:07:47 AM PDT by Billie
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To: ST.LOUIE1
Artist extraordinaire....

Everyone else thinks you are a wolf, but I know, deep down inside, you are a bear. ;-)

196 posted on 08/05/2002 10:08:52 AM PDT by Mama_Bear
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To: lodwick
LOL! I think I've seen that before! What WAS that thread?! I've forgotten which one it was!
197 posted on 08/05/2002 10:08:52 AM PDT by Billie
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To: ST.LOUIE1
You have mail, Wolfie!
198 posted on 08/05/2002 10:09:37 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: ClaraSuzanne
Unfortunately I can't post graphics on the computer at work. ,br> They don't allow you to.

Bummer!

LIBERALS!, GRRRRRR!

Ditto! : )

199 posted on 08/05/2002 10:10:08 AM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: ClaraSuzanne
Yes, Pip, I agree. It's childish.
200 posted on 08/05/2002 10:10:53 AM PDT by Billie
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