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Create a Godless Nation? YES! WE! CAN ZOT!
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Posted on 09/08/2009 12:22:27 PM PDT by FireBreather

Edited on 09/08/2009 12:45:44 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Hello everyone,

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend.

I made a first post in the general section yesterday and would like to see what sort of opinions I can find here amongst those who perhaps have a more relogiously attuned perspective.

If this is your cup of tea, I would greatly appreciate your checking out the following excerpt and then, if you like, click on the accompanying link to continue reading and post your thoughts.

I greatly appreciate any thoughts or feedback that you might provide.

Thanks for your time and kind consideration! Here is the excerpt:

When I was a boy, I developed a keen interest in World War II history, particularly the European theater. The unparalleled scale and drama of that tumultuous time captivated me. I can remember as a fourth grader purposefully seeking out every book on the subject made available in the public and school libraries and absorbing them with an intensity that certainly would have served me well were I to have applied it to the areas of study that were actually assigned to me in those early days. This infatuation grew over time and blossomed into a deep, relentless sort of fascination that has held sway to this very day.

I often wondered what it must have been like to live in Germany in the 1930s during the ascent of the political savior Adolf Hitler. I pondered the dire economic situation, the crushed national pride, and the desperate longing for restoration to greatness that had permeated the nation’s psyche and paved the way for its enthusiastic embrace of a messiah. How wonderful must it have been to see one’s cherished homeland redeemed and restored to prominence all through the iron will and masterful execution of one great man!

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1 posted on 09/08/2009 12:22:28 PM PDT by FireBreather
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To: FireBreather

IB4TZ...i give it 50/50 odds of being outa here within the hour.


2 posted on 09/08/2009 12:25:57 PM PDT by Bean Counter (No, I am Jim Thompson!!)
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To: FireBreather

IB4TZ. I hardly ever get to do that.


3 posted on 09/08/2009 12:28:24 PM PDT by techcor (I hope Obama succeeds... in becoming a one term president.)
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To: FireBreather; 230FMJ; 50mm; A.Hun; abigailsmybaby; AFPhys; Aircop_2006; AliVeritas; Allegra; ...
Been pimping lately?

Please let me know if you want ON or OFF my Viking Kitty/ZOT ping list!. . . don't be shy.

4 posted on 09/08/2009 12:31:18 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: Bean Counter

Why is that?

I hope all is well in your neck o’ the woods.

Best,

S


5 posted on 09/08/2009 12:32:35 PM PDT by FireBreather
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To: FireBreather
IBTZ!!!


6 posted on 09/08/2009 12:35:22 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: darkwing104

“relogiously”? Does that mean you’re a tree-hugger?

}:-)4


7 posted on 09/08/2009 12:35:50 PM PDT by Moose4 (Ted Kennedy: "If they bring up Camelot, we get to bring up the lady in the lake.")
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To: FireBreather
Nice post.
We people have an innate need to worship.
Its either worship the True God of the Bible ... or satanic offshoots. Worship of 'Mother Earth' is pretty prevalent nowadays, but Personality Worship is also high on the list of mankind's perversions. History is littered with these man made gods with feet of clay: Nimrod, Herod, the Caesars, Napoleon, Lenin, Hitler, Pol Pot, Castro ... and on and on. And yes, we in America are suffering through the cult of Obama worship... Nothing ever good comes from idolatry.
8 posted on 09/08/2009 12:37:06 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: darkwing104

LOL!


9 posted on 09/08/2009 12:37:26 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: FireBreather
Congrats on your first award.



Hope you're wearing asbestos underwear.
10 posted on 09/08/2009 12:38:49 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Welcome to the Revolution.)
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To: FireBreather

Less than a third of people who claim to be Democrats go to church. I’ll bet that the percentages of liberals is less than ten percent.


11 posted on 09/08/2009 12:39:45 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Capitalism is the unequal distribution of wealth. Socialism is the equal distribution of misery.)
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To: FireBreather; All
The title and excerpt a poster chooses can be misleading. And forcing the readers to click on your blog to get the "rest of the story" is blog pimping.

But you're new at this. So I'm ZOTTING your thread, but not you.


12 posted on 09/08/2009 12:40:34 PM PDT by Religion Moderator
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

I’m IBTZ!!!! WOW!!!!!


13 posted on 09/08/2009 12:40:43 PM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (I am Jim Thompson............................Please pray for our troops....)
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To: FireBreather
Are things slow at DU?

IBTZ

14 posted on 09/08/2009 12:41:38 PM PDT by skimask
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To: FireBreather

Do you often repeat yourself?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2333825/posts

I suggest getting acquainted with the decorum regarding “Vanity” posts before going on. This is a non-commercial site and advertising a blog (pimping) isn’t generally smiled upon.


15 posted on 09/08/2009 12:41:46 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: FireBreather

Ooooo,

IBTZ on this one.

YEA!!!!

Go ahead, breathe fire.....


16 posted on 09/08/2009 12:41:47 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Jeez, read the post b4uzot.


17 posted on 09/08/2009 12:42:06 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Capitalism is the unequal distribution of wealth. Socialism is the equal distribution of misery.)
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To: FireBreather; darkangel82; 50mm; Old Sarge; darkwing104; hiredhand; NFHale; Squantos; Gilbo_3; ...

ZOT!

18 posted on 09/08/2009 12:42:53 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (So many Communists, so little time.)
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To: Religion Moderator; KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle; darkwing104

Ratz, IATZ!


19 posted on 09/08/2009 12:42:54 PM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (I am Jim Thompson............................Please pray for our troops....)
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To: FireBreather
If this is your cup of tea, I would greatly appreciate your checking out the following excerpt and then, if you like, click on the accompanying link to continue reading and post your thoughts.

Read the link. Please, read the link. I'd sure appreciate it if you'd read the link.

Another troll pimping his blog.

20 posted on 09/08/2009 12:43:30 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Jeez, read the post b4uzot.

I did; as, evidently, did the mods.

21 posted on 09/08/2009 12:43:38 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: Religion Moderator; FireBreather

22 posted on 09/08/2009 12:43:58 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (So many Communists, so little time.)
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~; KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

It’s not dead yet.


23 posted on 09/08/2009 12:44:52 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (So many Communists, so little time.)
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To: FireBreather
Here...have a nice cold bottle of ZOT to put out that Fire you're Breathin'...

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24 posted on 09/08/2009 12:47:08 PM PDT by bamahead (Avoid self-righteousness like the devil- nothing is so self-blinding. -- B.H. Liddell Hart)
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To: FireBreather

Hey troll-hope you change your ways or hope you will like your stay in God’s “Lake of Fire”, btw you will be getting a lifetime membership, don’t worry Pelosi and your fake messiah will be there with you!


25 posted on 09/08/2009 12:47:33 PM PDT by LegalEagle61 (If you are going to burn our flag, please make sure you are wearing it when you do!)
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~
Ratz, IATZ!

FR Mods: ZOTting at the speed of LIGHTNING! ;)


26 posted on 09/08/2009 12:49:41 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: FireBreather
If you move to Iran, you may be able to experience the exhilaration you missed out on in the 30s.
27 posted on 09/08/2009 12:49:45 PM PDT by nufsed (Release the birth certificate, passport, and school records.)
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To: FireBreather
I read it. I thought it was good. I don't know why the 24/7 freepers are always so quick to jump on a new member posting so they can get their jollies off by posting pictures of cats all the time.

FireBreathing, here's some advice: If you want to post an opinion from your Blog, Feel free to do so, but be sure to place it in the "Bloggers & Personal" section or at least "General/Chat."

There are freepers out there who would love to read your opinion and take on things. The problem is there are also freepers out there who are just looking for a good time to "zot" members who haven't been "vetted" in their mind and eyes.

I hope this occurrence doesn't scare you away from the Free Republic. This really is one of the best places on the internet to interact with a Conservative think tank. But with any great movement that grows, there's always growing pains.

28 posted on 09/08/2009 12:54:23 PM PDT by PureSolace (Trust in God)
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To: PureSolace
Ahem...He posted the same thing yesterday where I first saw it.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2333825/posts


29 posted on 09/08/2009 12:57:58 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: FireBreather

IBTZ! Do you smell ozone?


30 posted on 09/08/2009 12:57:59 PM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-Eyed Killer of the Deep)
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To: Religion Moderator

IATZ!


31 posted on 09/08/2009 12:58:28 PM PDT by Atom Smasher
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To: FireBreather

32 posted on 09/08/2009 1:00:58 PM PDT by Pistolshot (Brevity: Saying a lot, while saying very little.)
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To: PureSolace; Old Sarge; darkwing104; 50mm
I often wondered what it must have been like to live in Germany in the 1930s during the ascent of the political savior Adolf Hitler. I pondered the dire economic situation, the crushed national pride, and the desperate longing for restoration to greatness that had permeated the nation’s psyche and paved the way for its enthusiastic embrace of a messiah. How wonderful must it have been to see one’s cherished homeland redeemed and restored to prominence all through the iron will and masterful execution of one great man!

What? Do you agree with him? Do you really think that it would have been wonderful to live under Hitler as you said here....I read it. I thought it was good. I don't know why the 24/7 freepers are always so quick to jump on a new member posting so they can get their jollies off by posting pictures of cats all the time.

Do we have a twofer?

33 posted on 09/08/2009 1:01:13 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: FireBreather
How wonderful must it have been to see one’s cherished homeland redeemed and restored to prominence all through the iron will and masterful execution of one great man!

He was scum. And if you follow him so are you. He rests in hell. He's tasting the fire and the absence from God as I write. So will you. Be gone, Satan!

34 posted on 09/08/2009 1:01:22 PM PDT by bcsco (Hopey changey down the drainey...)
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To: FireBreather
We're getting some really stupid trolls these days.

What happened to all the trolls that are "Smarter Than a Fifth Grader"?

A fifth grader educated in government schools.


35 posted on 09/08/2009 1:02:48 PM PDT by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: darkwing104
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36 posted on 09/08/2009 1:05:22 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: PureSolace
What a classy response.....I’m sure it was appriciated.
37 posted on 09/08/2009 1:05:24 PM PDT by Molly T. (Has this administration crossed YOUR line in the sand yet?)
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To: FireBreather

National Socialism can happen here.....After 9/11 I believe anything can.


38 posted on 09/08/2009 1:07:31 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: metmom
I often wondered what it must have been like to live in Germany in the 1930s during the ascent of the political savior Adolf Hitler. I pondered the dire economic situation, the crushed national pride, and the desperate longing for restoration to greatness that had permeated the nation’s psyche and paved the way for its enthusiastic embrace of a messiah. How wonderful must it have been to see one’s cherished homeland redeemed and restored to prominence all through the iron will and masterful execution of one great man!

What? Do you agree with him? Do you really think that it would have been wonderful to live under Hitler as you said here....

I read it. I thought it was good. I don't know why the 24/7 freepers are always so quick to jump on a new member posting so they can get their jollies off by posting pictures of cats all the time.

Do we have a twofer?

If you read the whole thing, you would know that it was all about worship in the cult of personality of a man as a leader. Worship of idols, and yes, even men as idols is great folly. That was the point of his post. It's all very clear if you just read it.

So yes. Yes I agree with him that worshiping leaders like that, including an Obama who promises hope and change is very dangerous and will lead to ruin.

39 posted on 09/08/2009 1:07:48 PM PDT by PureSolace (Trust in God)
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To: FireBreather
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40 posted on 09/08/2009 1:11:14 PM PDT by dragonblustar ("... and if you disagree with me, then you sir, are worse than Hitler!" - Greg Gutfeld)
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To: FireBreather
I have this itch right in the middle of my back and I have to really stretch my arm to reach it.

Can you scratch it for me?

41 posted on 09/08/2009 1:15:25 PM PDT by Allegra ( Socks)
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To: FireBreather; rabscuttle385

"Don't be a smarty ! Join the Democrat party !"

42 posted on 09/08/2009 1:26:17 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: techcor; FireBreather; darkwing104

I feel special, too.

FireBreather is still alive and drooling.


43 posted on 09/08/2009 1:30:58 PM PDT by Sparko (Obama & Czars: neutering the American Voter, perverting the Constitution, all on our dime.)
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To: FireBreather; darkwing104; Old Sarge; 50mm; rabscuttle385
Pimpin!


44 posted on 09/08/2009 1:31:16 PM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs.)
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To: PureSolace
There are freepers out there who would love to read your opinion and take on things. The problem is there are also freepers out there who are just looking for a good time to "zot" members who haven't been "vetted" in their mind and eyes.

You're kidding right? Or do you also consider Hitler to have been "political savior", "messiah" and "great man"?

I often wondered what it must have been like to live in Germany in the 1930s during the ascent of the political savior Adolf Hitler. I pondered the dire economic situation, the crushed national pride, and the desperate longing for restoration to greatness that had permeated the nation’s psyche and paved the way for its enthusiastic embrace of a messiah. How wonderful must it have been to see one’s cherished homeland redeemed and restored to prominence all through the iron will and masterful execution of one great man!

45 posted on 09/08/2009 1:32:31 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: FireBreather
When I was a boy

Like just a few minutes ago?

46 posted on 09/08/2009 1:38:16 PM PDT by TSgt (I long for Norman Rockwell's America.)
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To: wagglebee
You're kidding right? Or do you also consider Hitler to have been "political savior", "messiah" and "great man"?

First, see my response to a similar question on post #39.

Second, I'm going to post this persons opinion piece in its entirety. (Keep in mind, I do not know who this person is, and I'm only doing so because this is the second time someone has brought this up.) I hope you read it because it made perfect sense to me.

When I was a boy, I developed a keen interest in World War II history, particularly the European theater. The unparalleled scale and drama of that tumultuous time captivated me. I can remember as a fourth grader purposefully seeking out every book on the subject made available in the public and school libraries and absorbing them with an intensity that certainly would have served me well were I to have applied it to the areas of study that were actually assigned to me in those early days. This infatuation grew over time and blossomed into a deep, relentless sort of fascination that has held sway to this very day.

I often wondered what it must have been like to live in Germany in the 1930s during the ascent of the political savior Adolf Hitler. I pondered the dire economic situation, the crushed national pride, and the desperate longing for restoration to greatness that had permeated the nation’s psyche and paved the way for its enthusiastic embrace of a messiah. How wonderful must it have been to see one’s cherished homeland redeemed and restored to prominence all through the iron will and masterful execution of one great man!

I also found it intriguing to imagine what life might have been like on the allied side of the fence in late 1941 and early 1942 as the black forces of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan were on the march with the wind at their backs. Nation after nation had fallen under the relentlessly advancing jackboot of fascism in Europe and it surely must have seemed then as though the ultimate victory of evil was something frighteningly close to inevitable. The world was coming to an end.

What must it have been like to awake from this horror having achieved what once seemed to be an impossible triumph over evil only to find the ensuing rapture and thrill of victory so profoundly tainted by the unfathomable revelations that were to follow? Those first post-war glimpses into the minds and souls of brothers and sisters in the Third Reich must surely have inspired a dread on par with and quite possibly worse than the nightmarish prospect that had loomed over the collective consciousness of the allied powers during the darkest nights of 1941.

In reading of and grappling with these heavy things, two predictable, recurring questions perplexed me to a point so far beyond frustration that I resigned myself at an early age to the notion that these answers were simply not to be known. They were not to be had. These were sure to be eternal mysteries for any rational mind, since to believe otherwise would be to acknowledge a logic or sensibility of some sort that would or could somehow make sense of it all and therefore bring to the table a form of justifying rationale.

Yet this resignation could not silence the questions.

How?

Why?

How could such a thing as Hitler’s Nazism rise to dominance in a once Christian nation on the very cutting edge of civilization?

Why would an imminently rational, scientifically inclined people come to embrace a worldview so overtly evil and utterly devoid of positive philosophical substance?

How could a people so renowned for their intellect and work ethic find themselves so completely enslaved to group-think and plunged into oblivion?

Why did sharp minded men become programmable lemmings?

How did the purpose of life come to require the pursuit of death?

Why did the most vile and vulgar sorts of evil become such beautiful things?

How?

Why?

These are questions that I contemplated over and again in endless forms for many years. These are questions that I no longer ask.

As a man now in my thirties, I have no need for them. At long last, I have found the answers.

The people of Martin Luther’s Reformation became the nation of Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich in much the same way that the people of the American Revolution have become the nation of Barack Obama’s "Yes We Can [insert whatever you like here]!"

Today holds all of the answers to what I once considered the dark mystery of history that was Nazi Germany.

I now know how it is that a nation flush with pride over its technological advancement and material accomplishment can enthusiastically surrender its humanity for the sake of bettering mankind. I now know that it is a relatively simple and easy thing to define the inconvenient or unattractive life out of existence figuratively and rhetorically so that it might one day be done away with literally. I now know that a nation that is Christian in name only is no farther from hellish barbarism than that which openly professes allegiance to a pagan god or no god at all.

The reason for these once illusory keys coming into focus and grasp is perhaps the most terrifying part of it all, in that the reason is reasonable.

It is logical.

It makes sense.

Perfect sense.

However impossible this may have seemed in my youth, I now know that the paths of historic Germany and contemporary America are founded on a solid, clear and powerful line of logic. It all begins with one simple, all-encompassing and worldview defining principle:

There is no God.

If God is dead, somebody is going to have to take his place. It’ll either be megalomania or erotomania; the drive for power or the drive for pleasure.

Malcolm Muggeridge

If one reads what the original poster actually posted, then I'm sure you'll come to the same conclusion that I did. The user is apparently new at the Free Republic and is learning what's acceptable as a post. As the Religion Moderator said:

The title and excerpt a poster chooses can be misleading. And forcing the readers to click on your blog to get the "rest of the story" is blog pimping.

But you're new at this. So I'm ZOTTING your thread, but not you.

We were all new once. Stay safe.

47 posted on 09/08/2009 1:46:36 PM PDT by PureSolace (Trust in God)
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To: MikeWUSAF

LOL!


48 posted on 09/08/2009 1:51:09 PM PDT by Sparko (Obama & Czars: neutering the American Voter, perverting the Constitution, all on our dime.)
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To: FireBreather

49 posted on 09/08/2009 1:55:24 PM PDT by Godzilla (3-7-77)
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To: wagglebee; PureSolace
And don't you just love the way he refers to many of us FReepers in his post 28 as if there's somethign wrong with posting regularly.

Here's the quote....

I read it. I thought it was good. I don't know why the 24/7 freepers are always so quick to jump on a new member posting so they can get their jollies off by posting pictures of cats all the time.

50 posted on 09/08/2009 2:00:17 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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