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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: Aquamarine; lodwick
Thanks and Happy Monday to you both....


51 posted on 08/05/2002 7:45:16 AM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: JustAmy; All
The photo at the top is the one he sent me to use in the collage for the Veteran's Day thread - which groups will return tomorrow. :)

Love your captions, Amy!

52 posted on 08/05/2002 7:46:19 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Auntbee; Billie; JulieRNR21; daisyscarlett; whoever; ru4liberty; MeeknMing; kitkat; ...
GOOD MORNING TO ALL !

I'm glad I got my 'puter problems fixed in time to honor THE BIG JIM ROBINSON AND HIS WIFE SHEILA!

THANKS, JIM AND SHEILA, FOR ALL YOU'VE DONE AND CONTINUE TO DO!

53 posted on 08/05/2002 7:46:53 AM PDT by COB1
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To: daisyscarlett; Cindirella; snowwhite; Goofy

54 posted on 08/05/2002 7:48:28 AM PDT by lodwick
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To: JustAmy
Thank you for the high school photo of JimRob and thank you in advance for all the great photos you are going to post today.

What a treat to have a friend like JimRob for all these years and what a treat for JimRob to have a neato friend like you for all these years.

55 posted on 08/05/2002 7:48:55 AM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: daisyscarlett
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".

How funny! He never did, either!

Thanks re the pledge graphic - hope you know that any of those I post you can use anytime! Your new logo is so 'you', Miss Scarlett!

56 posted on 08/05/2002 7:49:02 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie
Good morning, BillieBlue!

Beautifully done. : )

57 posted on 08/05/2002 7:49:44 AM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: Billie
Billie, you would have to post that pic of the baby wrapped in the flag at the very top!
Now I can't see the rest of the thread until I get a paper towel!
58 posted on 08/05/2002 7:52:17 AM PDT by COB1
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To: MinuteGal; Jim Robinson; JustAmy
Morning, Leni - Amy's promised the photos will be worth the trips back to the thread, again and again! Already they are - let's just go ahead and embarrass the heck out of our founder! MORE, MORE, MORE! LOL!
59 posted on 08/05/2002 7:52:28 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
That's a beautiful Thank You and Tribute to Mr. FR!
60 posted on 08/05/2002 7:54:30 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie
Jim and Sheila Robinson...Bump !!

Thanks for posting this tribute to, two magnificent Americans !!

Freedom Is Worth Fighting For !!

Molon Labe !!
61 posted on 08/05/2002 7:55:24 AM PDT by blackie
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To: lodwick
May I grab this image?

62 posted on 08/05/2002 7:55:51 AM PDT by JustAmy
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To: Billie; daisyscarlett; ST.LOUIE1; JustAmy
Good Monday morning to you!

This is a beautiful tribute to a man and his family who has had such a positive influence in the field of conservative politics. God bless him and us in our efforts to continue to preserve and protect our Consitutional Republic.

You did a great job putting this together, Billie. I am pleased to have been able to contribute to this tribute along with Louie, DaisyScarlett and JustAmy, who will be posting pre-FR pictures of Jim throughout the day.

63 posted on 08/05/2002 7:56:33 AM PDT by Mama_Bear
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To: COB1
I'm glad you got your 'puter problems taken care of, too, Coby! Good to see you - knew you'd be here to pay tribute to the one who really is FReeRepublic. Where would we be right now if not for him? Would any of us be FRiends without him? Maybe some, but not like this. :) Hugs to you, dear FRiend.


64 posted on 08/05/2002 7:57:56 AM PDT by Billie
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To: ST.LOUIE1
'Morning Louie. A very nice job you have done on the photo of Jim and Sheila. :-)
65 posted on 08/05/2002 8:00:23 AM PDT by Mama_Bear
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To: Billie
Billie, thanks for the "special"...ya can't have too many specials... :o)

We're gonna go see "signs" and have lunch with our neighbors today; I'm taking a break from remodeling... :o)

Freedom Is Worth Fighting For !!

Molon Labe !!
66 posted on 08/05/2002 8:00:42 AM PDT by blackie
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To: stainlessbanner; Jim Robinson
"JimRob - Congratulations....Much Respect and Admiration."

You summed that up quite nicely....Here, here


67 posted on 08/05/2002 8:02:58 AM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Jim Robinson; JustAmy; daisyscarlett; Mama_Bear; All
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.

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


68 posted on 08/05/2002 8:03:11 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie
I love you guys!

We love you, too, Billie.

You're special! : )

69 posted on 08/05/2002 8:05:12 AM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: ClaraSuzanne
Good morning, Clara. Thanks for being your cheery self. :-)
70 posted on 08/05/2002 8:05:24 AM PDT by Mama_Bear
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To: Mama_Bear; ST.LOUIE1; daisyscarlett; Billie; ClaraSuzanne; Diver Dave; COB1

Jim goes to meet Sheila's Mom. Aren't they sweet? Sheila's mom must have approved, Sheila and Jim were married the next spring. Jim couldn't remember what he had spilled on Sheila's sweater (could have been either beer or Pepsi. Probably Pepsi.

71 posted on 08/05/2002 8:06:04 AM PDT by JustAmy
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To: JustAmy
;-) Morning there - thanks for all that you did with today's thread. Excellent job! Grab anything you like - you deserve it.
72 posted on 08/05/2002 8:06:41 AM PDT by lodwick
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To: Diver Dave; Mixer

73 posted on 08/05/2002 8:06:47 AM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: daisyscarlett; Billie
This will be fun to come back to read and see later today - as always - but especially today with JimRob in the spotlight!

Daisyscarlett - that baby is soooooooo cute!!!! Babies brighten every day!!! Thank you!!!!

74 posted on 08/05/2002 8:08:02 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: daisyscarlett
Good morning, Ms.Daisy.

Wanna go for a swim? : )

75 posted on 08/05/2002 8:08:13 AM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: COB1
:) Isn't that the sweetest baby? I still need to do the Pledge with the baby that's on my profile page, too. (the one you like so well)

I've done so many different graphics with the pledge - thanks to that suit, it's made us even more proud and determined to keep "GOD" ever present in our daily lives and in our vocabularies.

76 posted on 08/05/2002 8:08:57 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie
{{{HUGS}}} BACK TO YOU, DEAR FRIEND!

I decided when I was at Fresno that I'm going to make it a priority to go around the country and meet freepers from all over this great land!
It's one thing to talk to them on the forum, it's quite another to get to see and hug so many wonderful people.....like the ones we're honoring today.


77 posted on 08/05/2002 8:09:33 AM PDT by COB1
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To: lodwick
Hi, lody!

Looks like a big day, huh? : )

FR's VERY finest, and we've got him. )

78 posted on 08/05/2002 8:12:52 AM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: Billie
Yep, the baby that's on your profile page makes me almost want to sire another baby..............almost .
79 posted on 08/05/2002 8:13:00 AM PDT by COB1
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To: lodwick
Good morning, lodwick. I've been off line again (not dsl problems this time) and am glad to be back. Tomorrow I switch over to cable. I hope this is not going to be the ordeal that I think it is going to be. Getting our dsl connection set up was a nightmare.
80 posted on 08/05/2002 8:13:29 AM PDT by Mama_Bear
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To: Billie; lodwick; Jim Robinson
Thanks for calling my attention to this thread Loddy. What an excellent and well deserved tribute to our personal FR hero. FR is my home online as well. It is where I come for news and events, for an education, for entertainment, and to socialize. I can't imagine the internet (or life) without FR.

Jim, you're one of a kind. God bless you and Shiela and John and empower you to keep doing what you do. You are making a difference.

81 posted on 08/05/2002 8:17:03 AM PDT by sweetliberty
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To: Billie
Beautiful tribute!
82 posted on 08/05/2002 8:17:41 AM PDT by iconoclast
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To: Aquamarine; Mama_Bear; Billie; daisyscarlett
Good morning Billie and thanks! I'm in awe of you and the other 2 creative Hostesses here.

Our hostesses are the BEST on the net!

Louie did a wonderful job today also. :)

Thank you, Aqua, mine was a small contribution compared to the time and effort put in by our lovely ladies. : )

83 posted on 08/05/2002 8:18:10 AM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: Billie; daisyscarlett; JustAmy; Mama_Bear
Goodmorning all. What a wonderful tribute to two wonderful people. I wonder if JimR. ever dreamed the impact he would have on so many people and our great nation.

Thanks Jim R. for all you do, and thank you Sheila for "standing by your man".
84 posted on 08/05/2002 8:18:58 AM PDT by dutchess
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To: JohnHuang2
Bump!
85 posted on 08/05/2002 8:19:47 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Mama_Bear
Now that you two have arrived, time to eat!!!


86 posted on 08/05/2002 8:19:59 AM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: JustAmy; Jim Robinson
Say, Jim was a handsome dude!

Almost as handsome as....

...never mind, it would sound like braggin'. : )

87 posted on 08/05/2002 8:21:02 AM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt; Billie; Mama_Bear; SpookBrat; daisyscarlett; Kathy in Alaska

Jim and Sheila were married in June, 1970 in Reno, Nevada. Sheila tells a great story about them getting married. They went to the marriage chapel to get information. They price was $50.00 but Sheila did not want to get married in blue jeans so they made arrangements to go back the next day. The price had gone to $60.00; Jim only had $50.00. Sheila was embarrassed that Jim argued about the cost so she loaned him the other $10.00. She continues to tell him he still owes her $10.00
This picture was taken after they returned home to Fresno.

88 posted on 08/05/2002 8:21:40 AM PDT by JustAmy
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Mama_Bear; ClaraSuzanne; COB1; sweetliberty; everyone
Great to see everyone here - a blessed day is wished for each and every one who visits our FreeRepublic. JL
89 posted on 08/05/2002 8:22:27 AM PDT by lodwick
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To: Billie
and I owe big huge thanks to JustAmy, Mama_Bear, daisyscarlett,
and ST.LOUIE for their big huge help!

That's all I get....a 'thanks'? : )

90 posted on 08/05/2002 8:23:35 AM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: Billie
I owe big huge thanks to JustAmy, Mama_Bear, daisyscarlett, and ST.LOUIE for their big huge help!

Billie, it was my pleasure. I did little compared to the photo that Louie contributed. I know he put a lot of time into making it just perfect. And, of course, to you for putting this all together. You put so much time and care into everything you do .... and it shows. :-)

91 posted on 08/05/2002 8:23:45 AM PDT by Mama_Bear
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To: Diver Dave
Good Morning! FR's Finest today is certainly FR's Finest.

Got that right!

Morning, Diver!

92 posted on 08/05/2002 8:27:11 AM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: ST.LOUIE1
"Say, Jim was a handsome dude!"

What do you mean was ?

"Almost as handsome as.... ...never mind, it would sound like braggin'. "

Hey .... why is that stopping you today?

What's a little braggin' amongst friends!

93 posted on 08/05/2002 8:27:35 AM PDT by JustAmy
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To: Aquamarine
Aqua, I love that midi! Really gets the patriot blood pumping. Nice graphic too. We love the music you bring everyday. :-)
94 posted on 08/05/2002 8:28:28 AM PDT by Mama_Bear
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To: COB1; lodwick
Special breakfast choices for you two....Steak and eggs or spicy Texas breakfast, your choice....


95 posted on 08/05/2002 8:28:31 AM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: Billie; Jim Robinson
For Jim and Shelia, nothing will do but a table for two for breakfast...


96 posted on 08/05/2002 8:29:55 AM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: Billie

Thank you, Jim, for all that you do for freedom and liberty.
97 posted on 08/05/2002 8:30:17 AM PDT by Carolina
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To: JustAmy
I love these old pictures of Jim and Sheila. I have been looking forward to this all week.
98 posted on 08/05/2002 8:30:58 AM PDT by Mama_Bear
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To: daisyscarlett
Goodness - that does it. Off for chow. bbl Thank you. ;-)
99 posted on 08/05/2002 8:34:27 AM PDT by lodwick
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To: daisyscarlett
Good morning, Daisy. I particularly like the calendar page for today. I LOVE the beach. You are so fortunate to have the beach so close. It's a two hour trip for us, and one we don't take often enough.
100 posted on 08/05/2002 8:36:48 AM PDT by Mama_Bear
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