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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: JustAmy; ClaraSuzanne
You can talk to anyone you want on any thread you want!!!!

Got that right!!!!!

301 posted on 08/05/2002 11:57:18 AM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: lodwick
Amy told me he likes to sleep very late in the morning - I think she said until about 11, which would mean he wouldn't be up very long yet. And when he does get here, he's going to be overwhelmed. I hope he says hello. :)
302 posted on 08/05/2002 11:58:20 AM PDT by Billie
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To: ST.LOUIE1; JustAmy
Yup! I talk to everyone!
303 posted on 08/05/2002 11:58:23 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: JustAmy; ClaraSuzanne
You can talk to anyone you want on any thread you want!!!!

:-) :-)

.........

304 posted on 08/05/2002 11:58:47 AM PDT by Mama_Bear
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To: Mama_Bear
That's right, MB!
305 posted on 08/05/2002 11:59:20 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: dixie sass
That must have been by design because of our loved Fresno State Bullodgs!!
I need to post more pictures but I'm enjoying this thread right now!

306 posted on 08/05/2002 12:00:23 PM PDT by JustAmy
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To: feinswinesuksass; Jim Robinson
I am so sick of everyone kissing JimRobs butt. I mean what has he done for FR besides found & run it? :^)

I can think of one more thing he's done -- he's made addicts of all of us. I think we have the makings of a good class-action lawsuit ... FReepaholics vs. Robinson.

307 posted on 08/05/2002 12:01:14 PM PDT by ru4liberty
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To: Billie
I miss T Man. :(

Oh, I know your just kidding. What a sense of humor! Sadly, there is only 5 days, 9 hours and 58 minutes left of the new and improved me.

308 posted on 08/05/2002 12:01:25 PM PDT by The Thin Man
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To: daisyscarlett; Jim Robinson
Sorry; he kept that album hidden! LOL
Hey Jim ....... maybe you would like to post that one for us.
309 posted on 08/05/2002 12:03:08 PM PDT by JustAmy
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To: ClaraSuzanne
AWE! CUTE BABY!

: )

He's a WOLF!
;^)

And he's alllll grown up! Watch yourself! LOL


310 posted on 08/05/2002 12:04:21 PM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: ST.LOUIE1
WOOHOO!

And I'm a FOX!

311 posted on 08/05/2002 12:05:01 PM PDT by Pippin
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To: ClaraSuzanne
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!!

LOL

I'm just about caught up. Whew! : )

312 posted on 08/05/2002 12:06:46 PM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: ClaraSuzanne
I love the quote on your profile page.

Thanks. I "lifted" that from a local talk show host here in Houston, Jon Matthews. When I first heard him say it, it reverberated in me to the soles of my feet. It was then that I realized just how deeply entrenched we have become in our nanny state and what freedoms we have given up as a result. That day I went from conservative to right wing radical!

313 posted on 08/05/2002 12:08:18 PM PDT by ru4liberty
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To: ru4liberty
OHMYGOSH! Toooo precious! See? I was right. Irresistible.

Thank you, ma'am.

314 posted on 08/05/2002 12:08:37 PM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: daisyscarlett; Mama_Bear; HiJinx; MeeknMing

Now this looks like Jim when I met him, a beer can next to him while he programmed. (After hours, of course) Actually I think this was before I met him. It was probably taken in 1970 or 1971.

315 posted on 08/05/2002 12:09:23 PM PDT by JustAmy
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To: ST.LOUIE1
How many posts have I done now?

How many have you done?

316 posted on 08/05/2002 12:09:51 PM PDT by Pippin
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To: ClaraSuzanne; ST.LOUIE1
lol! I'd loan you a 'fox' graphic, but it has my name on it!
317 posted on 08/05/2002 12:10:25 PM PDT by Billie
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To: ru4liberty
Yeah...right on. If they can sue fast food for causing fattness, we can surely sue Jim for our "problems". hehehehe

I think we need to start a 12 step program first....eh forget it...we have to WANT to quit!

318 posted on 08/05/2002 12:11:09 PM PDT by Feiny
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To: Billie
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. :)

"Olden" days? Another 'momism'. LOL!

319 posted on 08/05/2002 12:11:35 PM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: ru4liberty
You're welcome!
320 posted on 08/05/2002 12:11:39 PM PDT by Pippin
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To: ClaraSuzanne
HEH! HEH! HEH!

: )

321 posted on 08/05/2002 12:13:13 PM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: Billie
I have a fox graphic that SamWolf gave me. I'll try to post it when I get home tonight.
322 posted on 08/05/2002 12:13:42 PM PDT by Pippin
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To: ClaraSuzanne
Yup! I talk to everyone!

And that's a good thing.

You're insightful, witty, and a lot of fun to be with! : )

323 posted on 08/05/2002 12:15:38 PM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Freedom'sWorthIt; Diver Dave; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; whoever; ru4liberty; ClaraSuzanne; ...
Ok, now you did it, Louie - posting that adorable baby picture. Dave, we can't let him get away with that, can we? Just look at Diver's baby picture.....(born on New Year's Day)


324 posted on 08/05/2002 12:17:29 PM PDT by Billie
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Billie; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; All
I see by my clock that it is time for me to logoff here and sign out and go home. My work day is done! Yippie!

I'll see you all later this afternoon or tonight. I hope we don't get those T-Storms they're calling for in the Baltimore area. SEEYA! PIPPIN.

325 posted on 08/05/2002 12:17:47 PM PDT by Pippin
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To: ClaraSuzanne
WOOHOO!
And I'm a FOX!

WooHoooooo! : )

326 posted on 08/05/2002 12:17:56 PM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: Mixer
Wow! Thanks, Mixer.


327 posted on 08/05/2002 12:18:09 PM PDT by Mama_Bear
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To: lodwick
Awww, that's sweet.
328 posted on 08/05/2002 12:18:13 PM PDT by Billie
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To: ClaraSuzanne; Billie
How many posts have I done now?
How many have you done?

Don't know....Billie's the one watching over us. The "numbers" Boss, don't ya know? LOL

329 posted on 08/05/2002 12:21:09 PM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: ST.LOUIE1
Hey, why jump on me?? I'm ahead of the women. LOL You're a sneaky one....counting my posts. : (

You need to quit talking to me - I could get caught up if you'd quit talking to me. LOL!

Have you REALLY posted over 47?! LOL

330 posted on 08/05/2002 12:21:09 PM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie; Diver Dave
Hey Diver! We share a birthday! How cool!
331 posted on 08/05/2002 12:21:58 PM PDT by ru4liberty
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To: Aquamarine; All
Aqua, I noticed you had a love for George Strait:


George Stait Medley

332 posted on 08/05/2002 12:22:08 PM PDT by COB1
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To: deadhead
Thanks again, and Amy's not through with posting pictures yet, so if you get a chance, stop back in again. :)
333 posted on 08/05/2002 12:22:21 PM PDT by Billie
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To: lodwick; ST.LOUIE1
Jim sleeps until 10:30 or 11:00 and then he goes thru the abuse reports.
With me, you and Louie here, he may not get that task finished until later this afternon! LOL
334 posted on 08/05/2002 12:23:38 PM PDT by JustAmy
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To: The Thin Man
Sadly, there is only 5 days, 9 hours and 58 minutes left of the new and improved me.

Hurry, next week. :)

335 posted on 08/05/2002 12:23:57 PM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie
Hey, why jump on me?? I'm ahead of the women. LOL You're a sneaky one....counting my posts. : (

You need to quit talking to me -
I could get caught up if you'd quit talking to me. LOL!

Deal! LOL

Have you REALLY posted over 47?! LOL

You said I have. I think it's more like a thousand.

Wolfie's paws are tired. : )

336 posted on 08/05/2002 12:24:09 PM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: Billie; Mama_Bear; daisyscarlett; JustAmy
Hello everyone. Thank you for the great thread. I'm loving it (LOL). I love everything about Free Republic, especially the FReepers.

FReegards,

Jim Robinson
337 posted on 08/05/2002 12:25:02 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: ClaraSuzanne
I have a fox graphic that SamWolf gave me. I'll try to post it when I get home tonight.

Good - will look for it.

338 posted on 08/05/2002 12:26:09 PM PDT by Billie
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To: Mixer
I like your signature, too.....hint, hint....lol.
339 posted on 08/05/2002 12:27:28 PM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: Billie; Diver Dave
Ok, now you did it, Louie - posting that adorable baby picture. Dave, we can't let him get away with that,
can we? Just look at Diver's baby picture.....(born on New Year's Day)

Have to admit, Diver WAS very cute.

But look at him now. LOL

340 posted on 08/05/2002 12:31:07 PM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: Jim Robinson
Hi Jim! Enjoy your day. :-)
341 posted on 08/05/2002 12:31:39 PM PDT by Mama_Bear
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To: JustAmy
Got a confession to make. I never did formally graduate. I dropped out before completing my junior year and then the next year moved to Florida and started up as a senior. I moved back to California before graduation. Received my High School GED in the Navy.
342 posted on 08/05/2002 12:31:57 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: MeeknMing
I am sorry you are late, too, cauz I served a Texas breakfast to Lodwick and COBY and you missed out. How about a Texas lunch? Chicken fajitas mix and match Texas style....


343 posted on 08/05/2002 12:33:14 PM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: JustAmy
Jim sleeps until 10:30 or 11:00 and then he goes thru the abuse reports.
With me, you and Louie here, he may not get that task finished until later this afternon! LOL

LOL! Geez, hope mine got lost in the shuffle.

You have too many to get lost. LOL

344 posted on 08/05/2002 12:33:25 PM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: ru4liberty; Jim Robinson
Here's and old thread I saved called I'm gonna sue Jim Robinson! .

You might enjoy the opening. ;-)

345 posted on 08/05/2002 12:33:51 PM PDT by lodwick
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To: ST.LOUIE1; The Thin Man
I know you are kidding, and this post was a hoot to do.

But, in all honesty and seriousness, (which is foreign to me) those marriages were the happiest and lasted. The children were the most secure.

Today's woman might just think about it.


346 posted on 08/05/2002 12:33:53 PM PDT by whoever
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To: deadhead; Billie; daisyscarlett; Mama_Bear; lodwick; COB1; ST.LOUIE1; A Navy Vet; ...

I'm not sure when this was taken but it appears to be early 70's. I would guess he is watching the boys rough housing!

347 posted on 08/05/2002 12:34:40 PM PDT by JustAmy
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To: Billie; Freedom'sWorthIt; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; whoever; ru4liberty; ClaraSuzanne; daisyscarlett
Ladies, I'm taking a break.

Whether Billie likes it or not. : )

348 posted on 08/05/2002 12:36:31 PM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: daisyscarlett
I like your signature, too.....hint, hint....lol.

Alright ; )


349 posted on 08/05/2002 12:36:54 PM PDT by Mixer
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To: Billie
Thanks, Billie.

I must not have seen your ping.

You have an absolutely beautiful thread today. Although, you normally do have beautiful threads, but this one for JimRob is magnificent.

350 posted on 08/05/2002 12:38:34 PM PDT by Slip18
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