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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: daisyscarlett
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 here...lol...

Oh, that sounds wonderful! It's been a long time since I've been on a boogie board, but I'll give it a try. And, you're right, I'm sure they will never miss us. :-)

I'll bring the Twinkies and the ....

251 posted on 08/05/2002 11:13:42 AM PDT by Mama_Bear
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To: daisyscarlett
Thanks for your restraint with Jim's cookies.....
Touch them and we may never have music on the Profile Pages again.

You're right! LOL

252 posted on 08/05/2002 11:14:17 AM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: COB1; Diver Dave
YES! JimRob, the flag, what's one without the other? I agree, Dave!
253 posted on 08/05/2002 11:14:21 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie; daisyscarlett
Sorry I'm late gettin' here, Teach ! The dog ate my paper !








254 posted on 08/05/2002 11:15:28 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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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!

Sure glad you moved on up from there. LOL

I know. And I used to think it was the cutest thing! :)

255 posted on 08/05/2002 11:16:02 AM PDT by Billie
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To: MeeknMing
A likely story,Meek!
256 posted on 08/05/2002 11:16:40 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: ClaraSuzanne
HEY! Can I?

Of course! In the near future. : )

257 posted on 08/05/2002 11:17:00 AM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: Billie; whoever; ClaraSuzanne; daisyscarlett; ST.LOUIE1; lodwick; LadyX; COB1; ru4liberty; All
Neato contributions all - what a delight this thread becomes each day. Thanks to all.

Billie - a baby picture of Jim Rob would be just fine with me! :-)

258 posted on 08/05/2002 11:17:14 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: ST.LOUIE1
OHHH! Thank you!
259 posted on 08/05/2002 11:17:24 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: dixie sass
Days start off too early!!!

Did you not get any sleep LAST night either?! :)

260 posted on 08/05/2002 11:17:28 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie
I am so sick of everyone kissing JimRobs butt. I mean what has he done for FR besides found & run it? :^)

Of course (for the sarcastically challenged), I am kidding.

261 posted on 08/05/2002 11:17:53 AM PDT by Feiny
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To: Slip18
I pinged you to it, too! :) Too early I guess - Must have been 6:30ish your time and probably got covered up with other posts to you!

Hi, Sis! Love the pic that dittomom posted!

262 posted on 08/05/2002 11:18:56 AM PDT by Billie
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To: whoever
Thread Moderator!!!! ABUSE! This post should be removed! It's offensive to all wives!!! LOL
263 posted on 08/05/2002 11:20:11 AM PDT by Billie
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To: ClaraSuzanne; ru4liberty
You got your feelings hurt?

Want me to cheer you up?

What do you have in mind? : )

Have to keep it clean, though....

...Net Nanny ru4 is watching. LOL

264 posted on 08/05/2002 11:21:40 AM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: whoever
Beautiful, who, as always!
265 posted on 08/05/2002 11:22:53 AM PDT by Billie
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To: ru4liberty
Oops! Did I forget to mention that I love y'all anyway?
Y'all are just so darn irresistible.

Too late! sniff, sniff. : (

266 posted on 08/05/2002 11:23:39 AM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: whoever
THE GOOD WIFE'S GUIDE .........

I particularly like this one.........

Don't complain if he's late home for dinner or even if he stays out all night.

Uh huh, sure. LOL!

267 posted on 08/05/2002 11:25:59 AM PDT by Mama_Bear
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To: ST.LOUIE1; ru4liberty; lodwick
Quit pouting, wolfie - you're going to step on that lip (does that sound like your mom, too?!) LOL

I appreciate ru for watching over our thread like that. I really do. Hey, she knows that boys will be boys and was just pinching your ears 'cuz you might have needed it later! :)
268 posted on 08/05/2002 11:27:09 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie
Sure glad you moved on up from there. LOL

I know. And I used to think it was the cutest thing! :)

May I ask....just how long have you had it??? LOL!

269 posted on 08/05/2002 11:28:03 AM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: ClaraSuzanne
Chris and John are Jim and Sheila's sons. Chris is the one pictured, and he's the one that Amy said sees that they get to all these rallies, etc.

John is the one who takes care of keeping the forum running smoothly. He's the one who makes the changes when you see changes, etc.
270 posted on 08/05/2002 11:29:25 AM PDT by Billie
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To: daisyscarlett; Billie
Thank you both for the nice graphics. How kind of you. I would've posted one in return but I'm incapable of finding one near as good.
271 posted on 08/05/2002 11:30:43 AM PDT by The Thin Man
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To: ST.LOUIE1; daisyscarlett; Mama_Bear
WooHooo! Let's go!
..they won't even miss us around here...lol...
Uh-oh! just remembered something.....
....Billie makes us each post one hundred times before we get a break. : (

Yes, and you better get busy - this is only your 47th post today. :)

272 posted on 08/05/2002 11:31:18 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie
JR's not done any posting today. Whazzup with that?
Anything? Nothing? Who knows?
273 posted on 08/05/2002 11:32:19 AM PDT by lodwick
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To: Billie
YOO HOO!! Special delivery pings to the two ping-a-lings and the ping-a-ming! Good morning!

Good Mornin' ! Afternoon !



274 posted on 08/05/2002 11:34:28 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: Mixer
THANK YOU!


275 posted on 08/05/2002 11:34:55 AM PDT by Billie
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To: whoever
THE GOOD WIFE'S GUIDE

Very nice, who. I always find shear delight in your posts.

276 posted on 08/05/2002 11:35:32 AM PDT by The Thin Man
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To: deadhead
Good afternoon, Colleen! Thank you for being here again today!


277 posted on 08/05/2002 11:36:47 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt; Billie; Mama_Bear; Jim Robinson; whoever; ru4liberty; ClaraSuzanne; ...
Billie - a baby picture of Jim Rob would be just fine with me! :-)

Will mine do? : )

Top this, Jim. : )


278 posted on 08/05/2002 11:37:29 AM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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Stand By Your Man


279 posted on 08/05/2002 11:37:33 AM PDT by lodwick
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To: ClaraSuzanne
OHHH! Thank you!

Gee....you don't sound very enthused! LOL!

You're welcome. : )

280 posted on 08/05/2002 11:39:03 AM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: lodwick; Billie; Mama_Bear; daisyscarlett; ST.LOUIE1; The Thin Man; whoever; Jim Robinson; All
Are you here yet, Jim?


Jim and his first born son, John. Sheila tells about when they first brought John home from the hospital. Jim treated him like a little doll. He wanted to try all of his clothes on him. So Jim just kept changing John's clothes until the first dirty diaper he was forced to change. At that point Jim decided he was not too keen on changing clothes all the way to the skin! LOL

281 posted on 08/05/2002 11:45:32 AM PDT by JustAmy
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To: ST.LOUIE1
Hey! Should I have said

YEEEEEEEEE!!!!!HAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!?


282 posted on 08/05/2002 11:46:27 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: Billie; ru4liberty; lodwick
Quit pouting, wolfie -
you're going to step on that lip (does that sound like your mom, too?!) LOL

Sure does! And wolfie ain't poutin'. Wolfies don't pout. : (

I appreciate ru for watching over our thread like that. I really do.

Believe it or not....I do, too. : )

Hey, she knows that boys will be boys and was just pinching your ears 'cuz you might have needed it later! :)

Hey, that would be 'lody' needing the 'ear pinch'.

Wolfie has behaved himself admirably since being here at the Finest. : )

Lody hasn't.

283 posted on 08/05/2002 11:46:48 AM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: MeeknMing
YEAH, RIGHT!!


284 posted on 08/05/2002 11:49:09 AM PDT by Billie
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To: ClaraSuzanne; ST.LOUIE1; Mama_Bear
You can talk to anyone you want on any thread you want!!!!
285 posted on 08/05/2002 11:49:31 AM PDT by JustAmy
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To: ST.LOUIE1
AWE! CUTE BABY!

He's a WOLF!

;^)

286 posted on 08/05/2002 11:49:51 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt; JustAmy
A baby picture of JimRob? - Amy, got one?
287 posted on 08/05/2002 11:50:12 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie
Thank you . Billie, I guess FR is REALLY a family affair.
288 posted on 08/05/2002 11:51:14 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: Billie; Mama_Bear; daisyscarlett
WooHooo! Let's go! ..they won't even miss us around here...lol... Uh-oh! just remembered something.....br> ....Billie makes us each post one hundred times before we get a break. : (

Yes, and you better get busy - this is only your 47th post today. :)

Hey, why jump on me?? I'm ahead of the women. LOL

You're a sneaky one....counting my posts. : (

289 posted on 08/05/2002 11:51:16 AM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: JustAmy
Thanks Amy!
290 posted on 08/05/2002 11:51:47 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: feinswinesuksass
I am so sick of everyone kissing JimRobs butt.

I'M TELLING!!! I'M TELLING!!!!

LOL! Of course, if anyone reads THIS post, I certainly hope they know I omitted the rest of YOURS!!!!

291 posted on 08/05/2002 11:52:47 AM PDT by Billie
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To: ST.LOUIE1
if they're counting posts to make sure we post 100 times. then I'll be up until midnight Californis=a time trying to catch up! LOL!!
292 posted on 08/05/2002 11:53:31 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: ST.LOUIE1
OHMYGOSH! Toooo precious! See? I was right. Irresistible.
293 posted on 08/05/2002 11:54:22 AM PDT by ru4liberty
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To: Billie; JustAmy; daisyscarlett; St Louis; Mama_Bear
Hi Billie, happy to be here today! Beautiful butterflies :-) This is a wonderful day to have stopped in, a lovely tribute by all involved. Love seeing the pictures from Jim Robinson's Navy days. Have a wonderful day everyone.

~~~deadhead~~~

294 posted on 08/05/2002 11:55:09 AM PDT by deadhead
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To: ClaraSuzanne
LOL!!!

I'd better hurry up and do it-to keep you 'quiet'. LOL

295 posted on 08/05/2002 11:55:22 AM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: JustAmy
Thanks for the great photos!
296 posted on 08/05/2002 11:55:39 AM PDT by The Thin Man
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To: ST.LOUIE1
May I ask....just how long have you had it??? LOL! Over 4 years! Gosh, you think I should ditch it?! Hey, animations weren't a dime a dozen way back in the olden days. :)
297 posted on 08/05/2002 11:55:55 AM PDT by Billie
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To: ru4liberty
I love the quote on your profile page.
298 posted on 08/05/2002 11:56:00 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: The Thin Man
I miss T Man. :(
299 posted on 08/05/2002 11:56:41 AM PDT by Billie
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To: ST.LOUIE1
HEH! HEH! HEH!
300 posted on 08/05/2002 11:57:11 AM PDT by Pippin
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