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Posted on 10/07/2001 7:26:03 AM PDT by tomkat

Welcome to Free Republic!

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Our heroes seem to like white hats....

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Red Skelton's Commentary on 'The Pledge of Allegiance'
From the Red Skelton Hour, January 14, 1969
Actual Recording with 'Real Audio'

I
- - Me; an individual; a committee of one.

Pledge
- - Dedicate all of my worldly goods to give without self-pity.

Allegiance
- - My love and my devotion.

To the Flag
- - Our standard; Old Glory ; a symbol of courage; and wherever she waves there is respect, because your loyalty has given her a dignity that shouts, Freedom is everybody's job.

Of The United
- - That means that we have all come together.

States
- - Individual communities that have united into forty-eight great states. Forty-eight individual communities with pride and dignity and purpose. All divided by imaginary boundaries, yet united to a common cause, and that is love of country, of America

. And to the Republic
- - Republic--a sovereign state in which power is invested in representatives chosen by the people to govern. And government is the people; and it's from the people to the leaders, not from the leaders to the people.

For which it stands

One Nation
- - One Nation--meaning, so blessed by God.

Indivisible
- - Incapable of being divided.

With Liberty
- - Which is Freedom; the right of power for one to live his own life, without fears, threats, or any sort of retaliation.

And Justice
- - The principle, or qualities, of dealing fairly with others.

For All
- - For All--that means, boys and girls, it's as much your country as it is mine.

And now, boys and girls, let me hear you recite the Pledge of Allegiance:

I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic, for which it stands; one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Since I was a small boy, two states have been added to our country, and two words have been added to the Pledge of Allegiance: Under God. Wouldn't it be a pity if someone said that is a prayer, and that be eliminated from schools, too?

Red Skelton (July 18, 1913 - Sept 17, 1997)

Thanks Red, ... "Good Night and...May God Bess"

our heroes like white hats...

Of course, we do have heroes that wear black berets...



1 posted on 10/07/2001 7:26:04 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: tomkat
Wouldn't that be more like Thread 2504? :-)
2 posted on 10/07/2001 7:37:03 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator
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To: Alamo-Girl;illstillbe;lysander13135;kayak;OneidaM;Guenevere
Alamo-Girl Bump!

Welcome newcomers!

3 posted on 10/07/2001 7:41:09 AM PDT by Dog
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To: tomkat,OneidaM Alamo-Girl ...*****NEWCOMERS!!!!*****
tomcat, what a sweetie you are! We all thank you!!!

OneidaM ... well ... at least you have the guts to give it a try ~~~ me ... well, it boggles, it does, to even think of trying. HAR!!!

See, newcomers?! ... We comprise a mixed bag of Patriots ... you will always be after fittin' in. *grins*

*Prayers* to you and your family, Alamo-Girl ... we are keeping your light on, we are. *hug*

4 posted on 10/07/2001 7:56:03 AM PDT by illstillbe
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To: illstillbe' Alamo-Girl; NEWCOMERS
Welcome!

Please check out the links at the top of this page ...... you'll find lots of helpful info ..... and lots of lore that will help you feel more at home here at FR.

5 posted on 10/07/2001 8:09:00 AM PDT by kayak
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To: Sidebar Moderator
at least !

LOL !

7 posted on 10/07/2001 8:09:55 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: Alamo-Girl ... GOD BLESS AMERICA
Alamo-Girl ... the wheels of justice have begun to turn, they have ...

Our President is now speaking ... we are no longer coming ... we are HERE!

Bless us all ...

9 posted on 10/07/2001 10:02:40 AM PDT by illstillbe
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To: illstillbe
God bless our military and our President as Operation Enduring Freedom continues at a new level.
10 posted on 10/07/2001 10:16:08 AM PDT by kayak
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To: kayak ...Alamo-Girl ....NEWCOMERS
Pentagon is stating that this is a huge operation and that no half-measures are being taken. "We went straight downtown."

Reports coming in that many of the flights originated from Russia ... but the taliban is being hit from all sides ... land sea and air.

"Never underestimate the wrath of a patient man."

Indeed ....

11 posted on 10/07/2001 10:23:44 AM PDT by illstillbe
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To any newbie........STICK AROUND.

Flamed, hurt pride?

STICK WITH U.S.

FreeRepublic.

SIMPLY THE BEST!

12 posted on 10/07/2001 10:27:23 AM PDT by Jakarta ex-pat
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To: Jakarta ex-pat, Alamo-Girl ...NEWCOMERS.....
Kandahar airport command has been destroyed according to CNN ... all electricity was wiped out in Kabul less than an hour before our response began ...

AG ... just after givin' you some "real time" comments, here ... *prayers* continue for you and your family ....

13 posted on 10/07/2001 10:41:12 AM PDT by illstillbe
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To: illstillbe, Alamo-Girl
Tony Blair is speaking now ... thanking the Brittish Armed Forces ... "No country lightly commits forces ... but made it clear after the 11th ... no doubt in anyone's mind that bin laden masterminded attacks on US ... almost a month since ... ultimatum was not been met ... they were given the choice to side with justice or terror ... chose terror ...do not know how long this action will last but we have resolve ... I can confirm that last Wed. US made request that we deploy assets ... which we did ... submarines, aircraft ... US is the lead in this operation ... but UK,Russia,Autralia etc. are involved ... a powerful coalition ... and has been strengthened by the leadership of President Bush ....."
14 posted on 10/07/2001 10:57:51 AM PDT by illstillbe
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To: Alamo-Girl ...NEWCOMERS ....
Reports in that we are attacking the homes of the families of the taliban ... and that the home of the taliban religious leader ...Omar (?!) has been hit and destroyed....
15 posted on 10/07/2001 11:25:23 AM PDT by illstillbe
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To: Alamoe-Girl ...NEWCOMERS ....
Rumsfeld just lately spoke and then answered hair-hurtingly stupid questions from the press .... but made it clear that the action continues ... even as he spoke. Example ... one reporter asked if there had been any reports of American casualties ... to which he responded ..."Not up to the time I walked to this podium ..." ...
16 posted on 10/07/2001 12:39:26 PM PDT by illstillbe
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To: Alamo-Girl
I added an "e" to your name in my haste ... *sigh*

*Prayers* continue .... I hope you will find some time for a little quiet rest, I do ... you must be exhausted ....

17 posted on 10/07/2001 12:42:20 PM PDT by illstillbe
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To: Alamo-Girl .... NEWCOMERS .....
Just before 5 PM EST it is being reported that a third attack is underway. It is said to be massive ....

Seems our Mighty Forces ... aided by His awesome Might .... are on a well organized, justified rampage .... may it be so ....

18 posted on 10/07/2001 2:03:07 PM PDT by illstillbe
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To: NEWCOMERS
"The battle is now joined on many fronts. We will not waver, we will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail. Peace and freedom will prevail." - President George W. Bush (October 7, 2001
19 posted on 10/07/2001 2:21:51 PM PDT by kayak
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To: Alamo-Girl ....NEWCOMERS .....
I will be away for the rest of the evening, I think ....

But it is now being reported on FOX that there are credible reports citizens of small towns in Afghanistan ... are taking to arms ... whatever they have .... against the taliban .... this is something the US and the entire coalition was hoping to see ...

Meanwhile ... it is only the US and UK involved in this first stage .... actively upfront, at least ....

Cheney has been moved to an undisclosed and safe place ... the Emmy's have been canceled which troubles me not at all ...

I am assembing a list of people who would make perfect human ordnance ... most of them would have been at the Emmy's ... HAR!

20 posted on 10/07/2001 2:28:45 PM PDT by illstillbe
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To: illstillbe
bttt
21 posted on 10/07/2001 3:21:03 PM PDT by kayak
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To: Alamo-Girl ...****NEWCOMERS*****.....
A frosty, clear and beautiful new day in the mid-Atlantic ...

WELCOME, NEWCOMERS!!!!!!!

Stay
sit
read.
Jump in
Join in
Chime in!!!

Alamo-Girl ... hoping you are getting some much needed rest ... and peace of mind and heart ... *prayers*

22 posted on 10/08/2001 5:37:09 AM PDT by illstillbe
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To: tomkat; illstillbe; kayak; NEWBIES WELCOME HERE
A frosty (BRRRRRR) New Yawwwka who is on vacation for the whole week, bumperooonie to youse awll.

More CAWFFEE PLEASE

23 posted on 10/08/2001 5:43:42 AM PDT by Neets
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To: Newbies
Welcome!

The links above provide all kinds of goodies to help you get acquainted with FreeRepublic.
..... Learn the history of this wonderful web site;
..... find out who quidam is;
..... get help with html;
..... discover the meaning of such things as *bttt* .......

just lots of good stuff up there.

24 posted on 10/08/2001 6:38:12 AM PDT by kayak
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To: Alamo-Girl, tomkat, illstillbe, kayak, GalFromTheBay, OneidaM, backhoe
Welcome to all our NEWCOMERS and LURKERS!

Welcome Home to FreeRepublic

Inge_CAV

25 posted on 10/08/2001 6:50:59 AM PDT by Inge_CAV
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To: Newcomers
Come on in and stay a while ...... :-)
26 posted on 10/08/2001 8:13:50 AM PDT by kayak
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To: Inge_CAV, Alamo-Girl ...****NEWCOMERS****
A mid-afternoon HELLO to all you wondrous NEWCOMERS!!!!

Well ... our bombs are raining down justice even as we speak. There have been reports that some Airmen have written NYPD on the sides of some of the bombs .... message sent and received ... good.

27 posted on 10/08/2001 11:38:48 AM PDT by illstillbe
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To: illstillbe and everyone welcoming newcomers!
Thank you all so very, very much for keeping this newcomer welcome thread active!!!

Thank you also so very, very much for all your thoughts and prayers for my sister and the family! PRAISE GOD!!!

28 posted on 10/08/2001 2:28:54 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Alamo-Girl
You are back with us ... this makes my heart happy, Alamo-Girl ...

Is there any way we could convince you to take some time for you?! ... Just a bit, mind ... for we would have to chain you down for more than a bit ...LOL!!!

Oddly ... I was just coming over here to give your hard work another *bump* ...

Please ... do not feel the need to reply to the hundreds of replies to you ... just take a minute and let them all cloak you in love ... and maybe some much needed strength ... you've done it for us more than you will ever know.

WELCOME BACK, dear Alamo-Girl!!!!

29 posted on 10/08/2001 2:44:44 PM PDT by illstillbe
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To: ******NEWCOMERS*******
In recent days I have mentioned lasting things ... those things which make us know that you can bring our Towers down ... our planes too ... but out of the dust and debris ... the lasting things prevail ... some simple ... a hand freely held ... a heart openly given ... some stunning ... a life freely and openly given.

I see our Alamo-Girl is back ... lasting things ... so now I only want to ask you all to please stay alert ... stay safe ... stay informed ... and this is one of the best places to be for that ... but above ALL ... hold tight to the lasting things ... they will see you through, they will.

As Alamo-Girl will tell you ... PRAISE GOD!!

30 posted on 10/08/2001 2:51:29 PM PDT by illstillbe
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To: Alamo-Girl
Bumpety-bump.
31 posted on 10/08/2001 2:58:33 PM PDT by Just another Joe
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To: tomkat
Okay, here's a newbie question. Why do people avoid typing out the word God? I've seen several posts that have G-d rather than God. At first I thought that it was a sign of disrespect from nonbelievers, but I've seen it used in context by people who are obviously devout Christians.

So what gives?

32 posted on 10/08/2001 3:04:11 PM PDT by alnick
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To: alnick,Lazamataz
I can begin to answer your question ... though others more informed will hopefully fill in the rest...

In the Jewish religion it is disrespectful to write His entire name .... thus the "-" instead of the "o" ...

I always worry I am offending people for whom I have such high respect ... because I do put the "o" between the "G" and "d" .... each time I type it ~~~ I worry ...

33 posted on 10/08/2001 3:30:39 PM PDT by illstillbe
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To: Alamo-Girl
Soooooooo good to see you back! We praise God for you and for FR, among our many blessings!
34 posted on 10/08/2001 3:55:25 PM PDT by kayak
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To: illstillbe
Thank you so very much for the warm welcome back!!!

I'm going to take your advise and go to the Ozarks for the weekend, watch the leaves change, feed a few catfish and listen for the water rippling!

Praise God!!!

35 posted on 10/08/2001 8:26:31 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Just another Joe
volley bumpity bump!
36 posted on 10/08/2001 8:27:07 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: kayak
It's great to be back! I thank God for all of you and for this Free Republic! PRAISE GOD!!!
37 posted on 10/08/2001 8:29:03 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Alamo-Girl
Oh my goodness it is SOOOOOOOOO good to see you back,,,hope you are hanging in there, we have missed you!!!!!!!

((((((HUGS)))))))))))

39 posted on 10/08/2001 8:32:01 PM PDT by Neets
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To: GalFromTheBay
It is great to be back!!! Thank you so very much for your prayers and encouragements! And thank you for keeping the welcome mat out!
40 posted on 10/08/2001 8:56:26 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: OneidaM
I've missed you too! It is great to be back with my friends!!! Hugs!!!
41 posted on 10/08/2001 8:57:12 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Alamo-Girl,To All


Voice your support for President Bush in this challenging time!

How YOU can assist/support HOMELAND DEFENSE

Support Our Soldiers, Send US Mail OR an E-mail to a service person.

Support our Troops NOW!

Adopt a Soldier

The FReeper's Ladies Guild are working on projects to support our troops.
Click here to find the latest Guild thread.


USO Canteen FReeper Style - Click here to locate the latest thread.
42 posted on 10/09/2001 3:17:42 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub ....****NEWCOMERS*****
OH! .... 68-69 ... your name is so long ... LOL!...thank you for those links!!!

Yes ... in big ways and small ... we must activate ourselves .... the war was brought to OUR doorstep ...

They atacked over 5,000 of us ... they attacked all of us ....

43 posted on 10/09/2001 3:49:26 PM PDT by illstillbe
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To: Alamo-Girl
PRAISE GOD!

A-G, welcome back. We missed you very much! Hugs

44 posted on 10/09/2001 5:38:29 PM PDT by NCEaglette
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Thank you so much for all the links!!!
45 posted on 10/09/2001 7:34:34 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: NCEaglette
I'm so very glad to be back! Praise God!!!
46 posted on 10/09/2001 7:35:58 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Alamo-Girl,To All
"Adopt a Military Unit" for the holidays
Air Force     Army     Coast Guard     Marines     Navy
47 posted on 10/09/2001 7:42:01 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
What a great idea! Thank you so much for the links!!!
48 posted on 10/09/2001 7:54:40 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub, Aamo-Girl ...***NEWCOMERS****
WELCOME to ALL you wondrous newcomers!!!

Well ~~~ I nearly got sucked into a Holly bog today ... worse things could happen. LOL! (Laughing Out Loud) ...

Please ... take advantage of all of Alamo-Girl's hard work ... hard truths ... and then use 68-69's links ... what fun ... what a way to do something!

Reach out...
Extend yourselves...
The rewards will be after bein' tenfold, they will.

*grins*

49 posted on 10/10/2001 3:29:15 PM PDT by illstillbe
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To: Alamo-Girl
*sigh* ... typing too fast and spelled you name wrong again ...

Just reported on FOX ~~~ we've lost a Service man ... *prayers* ... a new member in our Angel Army ...

50 posted on 10/10/2001 3:44:28 PM PDT by illstillbe
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