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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


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: Billie
Days start off to early!!!
221 posted on 08/05/2002 10:33:33 AM PDT by dixie sass
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt; JustAmy
Lots of babies on the thread today....Who knows, maybe Amy will post one of JimRob on a bearskin rug in his birthday suit later....
222 posted on 08/05/2002 10:33:58 AM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: dixie sass
See, this is one of the reasons you are such an interesting and fun person, dixie! Thanks for sharing that. :) So, you're telling us he's NOT ten feet tall, then?
223 posted on 08/05/2002 10:34:14 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie; dittomom
I can't wait to read this thread, Billie!

Thanks to Dittomom for pinging me to it!

224 posted on 08/05/2002 10:35:46 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: ST.LOUIE1; lodwick; Billie
If Billie doesn't rebuke you, I will. There are threads that tolerate such things. The best thing about these Finest FReeper threads is that one can count on the wholesomeness of the content.

Just weighing in.

225 posted on 08/05/2002 10:40:02 AM PDT by ru4liberty
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To: ST.LOUIE1; The Thin Man; Billie; daisyscarlett; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; ru4liberty

The Good wife's guide has been extracted from a REAL 1950's home economics text book ...

1. Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal ready, on time for his return. This is a way of letting him know that you have been thinking about him and are concerned about his needs. Most men are hungry when they come home and the prospect of a good meal (especially his favorite dish) is part of the warm welcome needed.

2. Prepare yourself. Take 15 minutes to rest so you'll be refreshed when he arrives. Touch up your make-up, put a ribbon in your hair and be fresh-looking. He has just been with a lot of work-weary people.

3. Be a little gay and a little more interesting for him. His boring day may need a lift and one of your duties is to provide it.

4. Clear away the clutter. Make one last trip through the main part of the house just before your husband arrives. Gather up schoolbooks, toys, paper, etc., and then run a dust cloth over the tables.

5. Over the cooler months of the year you should perpare and light a fire for him to unwind by. Your husband will feel he has reached a haven of rest and order, and it will give you a lift too. After all, catering for his comfort will provide you with immense personal satisfaction.

6. Prepare the children. Take a few minutes to wash the children's hands and faces (if they are small), comb their hair, and if necessary change their clothes. They are little treasures and he would like to see them playing the part.

7. Minimize all noise. At the time of his arrival, eliminate all noise of the washer, dryer or vacuum. Try to encourage the children to be quiet. Be happy to see him.

8. Greet him with a warm smile and show sincerity in your desire to please him.

9. Listen to him. You may have a dozen important things to tell him but the moment of his arrival is not the time. Let him talk first - remember, his topics of conversation are more important than yours.

10. Make the evening his. Never complain if he comes home late or goes out to dinner, or other places of entertainment without you. Instead try to understand his world of strain and pressure, and his very real need to be at home and relax.

11. Your goal. Try to make sure your home is a place of peace, order and tranquility where your husband can renew himself in body and spirit.

12. Don't greet him with complaints or problems.

13. Don't complain if he's late home for dinner or even if he stays out all night. Count this as minor compared to what he might have gone through that day.

14. Make him comfortable. Have him lean back in a comfortable chair or have him lie down in the bedroom. Have a cool or warm drink ready for him. Arrange his pillow and offer to take off his shoes. Speak in a low, soothing and pleasant voice.

15. Don't ask him questions about his actions or question his judgment or authority. Remember, he is the master of the house and as such will always exercise his will with fairness and truthfullness. You have no right to question him. A good wife always knows her place.

226 posted on 08/05/2002 10:42:57 AM PDT by whoever
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To: Mama_Bear; ST.LOUIE1
Since you love the beach, MB, and Louie wants to go swimming-lets meet at LaJolla Shores Beach this p.m. Bring your boogie boards, sunscreen and junk food snacks. It'll be fun...they won't even miss us around

227 posted on 08/05/2002 10:44:15 AM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: Mama_Bear
Artist extraordinaire....

You're so easy to please. LOL!

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

You're sooo right! lol


228 posted on 08/05/2002 10:46:05 AM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: The Thin Man

229 posted on 08/05/2002 10:47:08 AM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: Diver Dave; Jim Robinson
Is it just me, or do y'all think that JimRob and Old Glory go hand in hand? Trust me, it's not just 'you'.

Jim, am I building points with you? : )

230 posted on 08/05/2002 10:48:37 AM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: whoever
Thanks for the sensible advice Who! Good job.
231 posted on 08/05/2002 10:51:22 AM PDT by lodwick
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To: JulieRNR21
Glad you could stop by....How is your family reunion going?
232 posted on 08/05/2002 10:51:50 AM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: Mama_Bear; Jim Robinson
Is now a good time to ask for MUSIC on our profile page? LOL

I love your persistence, Louie. You never give up! LOL!

Thanks, fuzzy, but Jim is even more persistent....

....he NEVER answers! : (

233 posted on 08/05/2002 10:53:16 AM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: ST.LOUIE1; ru4liberty; lodwick; Billie; ohioWfan; rintense; Kathy in Alaska

Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be there…to serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson or help figure out who you are or who you want to become. You never know who these people may be but you lock eyes with them, you know that very moment that they will affect your life in some profound way.

And sometimes things happen to you at the time that may seem horrible, painful and unfair, but in reflection you realize that without overcoming those obstacles you would never realize your potential, strength, will power or heart.

Everything happens for a reason. Nothing happens by chance or by means of luck. Illness, love, lost moments of true greatness and sheer stupidity all occur to test limits of your soul.

Without these small tests, life would be like a smoothly paved, straight, flat road to nowhere safe and comfortable but dull and utterly pointless.

The people you meet affect your life. The successes and downfalls that you experience can create whom you are, and the bad experiences can be learned from. In fact they are probably the most poignant and important ones. If someone hurts you, betrays you or breaks your heart, forgive them because they have helped you learn about trust and the importance of being cautious to whom you open your heart.

If someone loves you, love them back unconditionally, not only because they love you, but also because they are teaching you to love and open your heart and eyes to little things. Make every day count. Appreciate everything that you possibly can, for you may never experience it again.

Talk to people whom you have never talked to before, and actually listen. Let yourself fall in love, break free and set your sights high. Hold you head up because you have every right to.

Tell yourself you are a great individual and believe in yourself, for if you don't believe in yourself, no one else will believe in you. Create you own life and then go out and live it.

"If you take your eyes off your goals, all you see is obstacles."

234 posted on 08/05/2002 10:55:20 AM PDT by whoever
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Thanks for your restraint with Jim's cookies.....Touch them and we may never have music on the Profile Pages again.
235 posted on 08/05/2002 10:55:30 AM PDT by daisyscarlett
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Born Free

Live Free or Die

236 posted on 08/05/2002 10:56:30 AM PDT by lodwick
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To: Mama_Bear
Thanks, MB!
237 posted on 08/05/2002 10:58:13 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: dansangel
I did not realize you were such a "new" FReeper but am glad you found us. I don't know how I would have survived the Sore-Loserman Days without FR.
238 posted on 08/05/2002 10:59:32 AM PDT by daisyscarlett
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HEY! Can I?
239 posted on 08/05/2002 10:59:33 AM PDT by Pippin
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Anyone seen the Robinsons?

240 posted on 08/05/2002 11:01:00 AM PDT by lodwick
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