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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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1 posted on 08/05/2002 6:38:38 AM PDT by Billie
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Mama_Bear; daisyscarlett; blackie; The Thin Man; Grammy Bear; Diver Dave; JustAmy; ...
Good morning, FReeper Family,

I hope you'll come and say hello to our special FReeper today, and then keep coming back, as there will be surprises throughout the day! You will be treated to photos you've never seen before!


2 posted on 08/05/2002 6:43:49 AM PDT by Billie
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To: JustAmy; Mama_Bear; daisyscarlett; ST.LOUIE1
I love you guys! Your contributions every day warm my heart, but 'working' with you today on this thread was even more special.


3 posted on 08/05/2002 6:46:56 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie
Morning, Billie =^) Yes, I'm here -- can you believe it? hehe
4 posted on 08/05/2002 6:47:42 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: Billie; AuntB; nunya bidness; GrandmaC; Washington_minuteman; buffyt; Grampa Dave; blackie; ...


5 posted on 08/05/2002 6:48:07 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
!!!!!!!!!!John!!!!!!!!!!

I hoped you would be!

Good morning - thanks for pinging all your FRiends!


6 posted on 08/05/2002 6:53:22 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie; Mama_Bear; daisyscarlett; JustAmy; ST.LOUIE1; Jim Robinson; All
HOWDY! HAPPY MONDAY! Speaking of God's blessings, There is one He has given us and that is a really super guy like Jim Robinson who is blessed with a beautiful and supportive wife.

So, Congratulations, Jim, and thank you for your service to our country and for FREE REPUBLIC!

Three cheers fir Jim and Shiela Robinson!

HOOYAH!

7 posted on 08/05/2002 6:58:06 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: Billie
You're quite welcome, friend -- and goodmorningbackatya =^)
8 posted on 08/05/2002 6:59:10 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: ClaraSuzanne
Morning, friend =^)
9 posted on 08/05/2002 6:59:27 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: Billie
hi, Billie!
10 posted on 08/05/2002 6:59:27 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: JohnHuang2
Good Morning, John!

My Buddy!

=^)

11 posted on 08/05/2002 7:00:31 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: Billie
Thank you Jim, Sheila and Chris for being such faithful Patriots!


Click on the pic


12 posted on 08/05/2002 7:02:46 AM PDT by Aquamarine
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To: ClaraSuzanne
Good morning, Pippin. Hope you had a wonderful weekend. Always happy to see you here.



13 posted on 08/05/2002 7:03:11 AM PDT by Billie
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To: ClaraSuzanne
*Smiles*
14 posted on 08/05/2002 7:04:52 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: Billie; Mama_Bear; JustAmy; ST.LOUIE1
A superb opening for a superb man and his family....Thank you....


15 posted on 08/05/2002 7:06:19 AM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: Aquamarine
Good morning, you beautiful FReeper. Your graphic and music, as everyday, is PERFECT for the occasion! I didn't even give you advance warning, and you're here so early with just the Right Stuff!



16 posted on 08/05/2002 7:07:24 AM PDT by Billie
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To: daisyscarlett
Hi, daisy! I'm glad you're here so early! We may not see Jim for a few hours though! Know he likes to sleep late, staying up late every night. :)
17 posted on 08/05/2002 7:09:54 AM PDT by Billie
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To: g'nad; blackie; MeeknMing

YOO HOO!! Special delivery pings to the two ping-a-lings and the ping-a-ming! Good morning!

18 posted on 08/05/2002 7:13:00 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie; Jim Robinson
Big huge thank yous for today's thread, Billie.

Big huge thank yous for our magnificent FR to you, Mr. Jim. Words just can't say it. Muchas gracias.

19 posted on 08/05/2002 7:13:17 AM PDT by jwfiv
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To: Billie; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; daisyscarlett; ST.LOUIE1; Jim Robinson
Beautifully done again - thanks a bunch everyone.
20 posted on 08/05/2002 7:14:12 AM PDT by lodwick
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To: Billie; ST.LOUIE1; daisyscarlett; Mama_Bear
Good morning Billie and thanks! I'm in awe of you and the other 2 creative Hostesses here. Louie did a wonderful job today also. :)
21 posted on 08/05/2002 7:14:45 AM PDT by Aquamarine
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To: ClaraSuzanne; Billie; Mama_Bear; daisyscarlett; ST.LOUIE1; All
When Jim graduated from high school, I wonder about his thoughts of his future. There was no way he could imagine a future of the Internet and creating a place in cyber space for friends to gather.


High School Senior picture, Fresno, California.

22 posted on 08/05/2002 7:17:55 AM PDT by JustAmy
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To: jwfiv; Jim Robinson; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; daisyscarlett; ST.LOUIE1
Thank you, jw, and I owe big huge thanks to JustAmy, Mama_Bear, daisyscarlett, and ST.LOUIE for their big huge help!
23 posted on 08/05/2002 7:21:52 AM PDT by Billie
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To: lodwick
Thank you, JL! Thank you for all YOU do here EVERY DAY!!!


24 posted on 08/05/2002 7:23:08 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie; Jim Robinson; Mama_Bear; daisyscarlett
Another incredible tribute. Thanks to all who care so much about FR and about our great country.


25 posted on 08/05/2002 7:24:25 AM PDT by Mixer
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To: Aquamarine
It's going to be a beautiful day. You help make it so every day. :)
26 posted on 08/05/2002 7:24:48 AM PDT by Billie
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To: JustAmy
Yeaaaaaa! Amy's here - let the photos begin!
27 posted on 08/05/2002 7:25:47 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie; Mama_Bear; daisyscarlett; JustAmy; ST.LOUIE1; Jim Robinson
Good Morning! FR's Finest today is certainly FR's Finest.

Congratulations Jim and Sheila. Thanks for your vision and practical application of that vision. Thanks also to Chris and John. What a family!

Count me as one of the lucky FReepers who has been able to FReep with our Commanding Officer on many occasions.

Salute to the boss!

28 posted on 08/05/2002 7:26:19 AM PDT by Diver Dave
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To: Jim Robinson

Have a super day, Jim & Sheila
you guys deserve it!


29 posted on 08/05/2002 7:26:24 AM PDT by lodwick
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To: Mixer
Thanks, Mixer - still like that crazy, mixed-up signature!
30 posted on 08/05/2002 7:27:03 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; daisyscarlett; ST.LOUIE1; Jim Robinson
Hey Ya'll - Gooooood Morning!

Nice job on today's tribute - very creative : )
JimRob - Congratulations....Much Respect and Admiration.

31 posted on 08/05/2002 7:28:24 AM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: Billie; Mama_Bear; ST.LOUIE1; JustAmy
Nice thought, Billie....May we be:


32 posted on 08/05/2002 7:32:02 AM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: stainlessbanner

33 posted on 08/05/2002 7:32:23 AM PDT by lodwick
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To: JohnHuang2; Billie
Happy Monday to you!
34 posted on 08/05/2002 7:34:10 AM PDT by Auntbee
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To: Diver Dave
Morning, Dave - California's arriving early today!
35 posted on 08/05/2002 7:35:00 AM PDT by Billie
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To: daisyscarlett; Jim Robinson; Stan

36 posted on 08/05/2002 7:35:38 AM PDT by lodwick
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To: stainlessbanner
Thanks, stainless! It sure beat fighting over him! :)
37 posted on 08/05/2002 7:36:01 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie
Good morning Billie.


38 posted on 08/05/2002 7:36:01 AM PDT by Aeronaut
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To: JohnHuang2
Good morning John.
39 posted on 08/05/2002 7:36:36 AM PDT by Aeronaut
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To: Billie
Good morning. A bit of sage advice.Beware of 100 proof bourbon. It can make you shoot at tax collectors... and miss.
40 posted on 08/05/2002 7:36:37 AM PDT by Temple Owl
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To: Billie; lodwick; ClaraSuzanne; Mama_Bear; All
Jim enlisted in the Navy in 1965 and served until 1969.


Jim is second from right. How many beers did you have, Jim? Nice looking girl behind you and you are sleeping?


Jim is receiving a citation from his Commanding Officer. When I asked if it was a Good Conduct Medal, he said 'Sure' and laughed. Now you tell me what that meant!
41 posted on 08/05/2002 7:38:05 AM PDT by JustAmy
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To: daisyscarlett
How CUTE!! There we are - all 5 of us lined up at the bottom. I wanna be the one in the pink dress. :)
42 posted on 08/05/2002 7:38:07 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie; Jim Robinson
Thank goodness Jim does stay up late. 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".

BTW I love your "new" Pledge and new "welcome'. I have a new graphic today because it is a special day....


43 posted on 08/05/2002 7:38:24 AM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: Billie
Looking forward to today's photo tribute to a great American, Jim Robinson.

Jim certainly sparked positive changes in the lives of many of us by providing Free Republic.com where we can focus our love of country, share knowledge and engender conservative activism all in one magnificent web site.

Here's to many more years of success for American Family Robinson!

Prosit, Salud and Cheers!

Leni

44 posted on 08/05/2002 7:38:43 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: ClaraSuzanne; Jim Robinson
Good morning Clara Sue, soon to be Pippin (wink, wink, nod, nod to JimRob). Lol....
45 posted on 08/05/2002 7:40:13 AM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: Auntbee
Hi, Auntbee - got your mail - look forward to the picture of your nephew in uniform. Thanks!


46 posted on 08/05/2002 7:40:27 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Temple Owl; Rooster; Crow; eagle; Sparrow; Starling; duck; goose

47 posted on 08/05/2002 7:40:29 AM PDT by lodwick
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To: Aeronaut
Good morning, flyboy!
48 posted on 08/05/2002 7:41:42 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie; Jim Robinson
Freeper Finest - Freeper Founder - Jim Robinson!

One man saw what was happening to this country and did not wait for others to do something. He took the knowledge, skills, expertise, and love for this Country and the offense at the destruction being wrought by the Clinton Crime Machine - and stepped forward into the breach!

And look how far Free Republic has come since then! WOW!

Then there is JimRob and family out there every week displaying the courage and love of country that brought the world Free Republic....from the heart and mind of one Jim Robinson!

Amazing story - worthy of a book - but just for today - here is a salute and a big thank you!


49 posted on 08/05/2002 7:42:30 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: Temple Owl
YIKES! LOL! Morning, Temple Owl! (So glad we finally got those photos. Thanks for your patience.)
50 posted on 08/05/2002 7:43:45 AM PDT by Billie
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