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Vanity Post on Vanity Posts, Duplicate Posts, Trash Posts, Commie Propaganda, etc., Vol V, No. 1
Free Republic | Jan 25, 2002 | Jim Robinson

Posted on 01/25/2002 9:38:23 PM PST by Jim Robinson

Way too many vanity threads lately. And way too much trash being posted. Please try to stay on topic (politics). Also, please do a search on a significant word from the title of your article before posting. This will reduce the number of duplicates. And, along these same lines, please use the original titles on your article posts. Do NOT edit the titles. Do NOT use "My Title" titles. This will also help to reduce the number of duplicates.

And, whatever else you do, please DO NOT post from DEMOCRATS UNDERGROUND (or any other such trashy un-American socialist hangout). Free Republic was intended to be a socialist free zone. We've gone to a heck of a lot of trouble to make it that way. Why in the world would you think we would be interested in having their trash posted here?

And QUIT trashing each other. You know who you are. Knock it off! Way too many flamewars and feuds going on. And, while I'm thinking about it, QUIT trashing our conservative candidates. If you want to criticize someone's position on some policy, have at it. But do not trash or smear the man. That would include Browne, Buchanan, Bush, Keyes, et al, or whomever else may be your favorite trashee (examples listed in alphabetical sequence). The idea is to get more conservatives elected, not to trash the ones you don't like. If you want to trash someone, make it a Democrat. Thank you.

And QUIT dredging up old communist propaganda to smear our conservatives. Sheesh! Whatever else you may think about our guys, they did not hijack airliners full of people and crash them into buildings. No, my friends, not even the dreaded CIA. Anyone who would believe (or even suspect) that crap is no FReeper. I've been pulling this crap whenever I see it and several people have been banned for continuing to post it. I do not want it on Free Republic. Any current FR poster who believes this leftist propaganda, please logoff immediately, send me your resignation via email, and I will delete your account.

Thanks,

Jim


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To: Jim Robinson
BTTT

Jim's site, Jim's rules. Don't like it, go start your own site.

How many "FR is anti-free speech" posts have you had to pull so far? :-)

203 posted on 01/26/2002 7:20:29 AM PST by LoneGOPinCT
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To: Jim Robinson
"And, whatever else you do, please DO NOT post from DEMOCRATS UNDERGROUND (or any other such trashy un-American socialist hangout). Free Republic was intended to be a socialist free zone. We've gone to a heck of a lot of trouble to make it that way. Why in the world would you think we would be interested in having their trash posted here?"

;^)

...reposted just in case it was missed the first go'round.

204 posted on 01/26/2002 7:20:36 AM PST by Landru
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To: GalFromTheBay
If he you tells NOT to do it, why are you concerned about the consequences? He said NOT TO DO IT. It is not an ambiguous request. The topic here is Politics.
206 posted on 01/26/2002 7:22:16 AM PST by diotima
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To: Dales
Keyes smearing, not allowed: Alan, that was one ugly sweater. No wait, that probably would fall under allowed criticism.

LOL.

JimRob's reminder is right on target. At times, it's hard to find a serious thread here. He's always allowed a little horseplay, but this forum has a purpose, and lately it's not been quite as obvious.

BTTT

207 posted on 01/26/2002 7:23:49 AM PST by Dog Gone
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To: Jim Robinson
Thank you Mr. Robinson. And thank you for all you do.
208 posted on 01/26/2002 7:27:49 AM PST by Teacup
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To: Jim Robinson
Thanks again and again, Jim Robinson. have you considered sending this out as a letter to all newly registered freeRepublicans? sort of as a "welcome to FR and here are the rules"?

God's blessings to you and your family...

209 posted on 01/26/2002 7:28:55 AM PST by InvisibleChurch
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; Jim Robinson
Thanks for the ping, Tonk.

Yea! JimRob for laying down the law.

210 posted on 01/26/2002 7:29:40 AM PST by Jen
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; Jim Robinson

Let’s all meet at the Freep Today

Calling all South Florida Freepers.. Some of us are hoping to meet around 3:00 MiamiFreePress will try to be there after 4:00 to capture video for antiantiwar.com. There is also a rumor the Hooter Girls may make an appearance Follow directions to this thread

Reno to Speak at NOW Conference

____________________________________________________________ Would the above post be a misuse of the breaking news bar? This is current but has been posted twice before in different forms, it is also vanity on my part.

When I posted this the second time I added a new twist to the announcement by inviting the Hooter Girls to the Freep. I thought I had posted it in breaking news but I’m not sure and it didn't end up there. If I had posted it as Breaking News would it have been a misuse of that option?

A Call To All Lady Freepers and Hooter Girls

I'm always open to constructive criticisms thanks
Matthew

211 posted on 01/26/2002 7:30:37 AM PST by Fearless Flyers
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To: Jim Robinson;Admin Moderator
If either of you have the time, would you check this post I made and tell me whether it is acceptable?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/fr/599851/posts

It was an email I received from an NC State Senator regarding gun-control issues. Since it wasn't a sourced news article, I had a difficult time deciding whether I should post it. However, I felt it contained issues relevant to freepers and I received useful input from several people.

Thanks in advance.

212 posted on 01/26/2002 7:33:00 AM PST by Helix
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To: Van Delay Industries
Just curious, what was your previous FR screen name?
213 posted on 01/26/2002 7:33:16 AM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: Van Delay Industries
Of course, it was not an intellectual post (with words, etc.) so it is not as productive of light as it is heat. Also, the graphic seems to promote another website (his own). There may be grounds for objecting to those last two things, but I hardly think he is criticizing conservatives or Republicans.

I have to seriously question anyone who doesn't think that putting up a graphic declaring Democrats=Socialists and Republicans=Socialist Lite" as not being criticizing Republicans or Conservatives. Yes, the graphic promotes the users own website, and I thought at one time there was a rule against that, but I could be mistaken. If you read that users other posts, none of them could hardly be called "intellectual" or "honest" by any stretch of the imagination. At least, that's what *I* think.

In fact, he seems to be upholding what Reagan called "a banner of bold colors, not pale pastels."

IMO, that user's posts far from indicate the intellectual capacity to do just that. I'd have caught onto it if they were, but they're not.

Perhaps you'd rather FR be called "An Establishment, Moderate Bush Republican News Forum" rather than "A Conservative News Forum."

Snuck in a nice little Bush-bash with that one. A+ for style, D- for execution.

I've been critical of our President on several issues, and I've posted several threads specifically on the Stem Cell Research issue. None of those posts have "trashed" or "bashed" our President in any way. They pointed out however, where he was making an inappropriate Moral choice, based on his professed faith in Christ, and identified (100% correctly I might add) the slippery slope that Stem Cell Research has led to, and the recent announcements that Humans would be cloned very soon. As long as one is being intellectually honest in their debate, I have no problems with them. It's the blatant lies and "hit 'n run" tactics that many use here that I strenuously object to. Boucheau is one of those users, again IMO.

Fortunately, neither you nor I have the authority to unilaterally make such a change of nomenclature.

On this specific point, you and I will agree. I wouldn't want JimRob's job for all the tea in China, as the saying goes. I have zero patience for some of the absolute crap he puts up with here.

Regards,

214 posted on 01/26/2002 7:34:33 AM PST by usconservative
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To: Jim Robinson
And QUIT dredging up old communist propaganda to smear our conservatives. Sheesh! Whatever else you may think about our guys, they did not hijack airliners full of people and crash them into buildings.

Accusations, of plots by our potential constitutional friends being responsible for 911 are very transparent and usually go nowhere. However, there is a lot of new more subtle propaganda that gets posted here lately. This type of propaganda usually blames a potential friend of the Constitution for trying to take our constitutional freedoms away.

A good example of this misinformation:
Ashcroft prevents noncitizen detainees from talking to their laywers on the phone. (A true statement)
Ashcroft prevents noncitizen detainess from talking to their laywers. (A false statement)

The second false statement gradually replaces the first correct statement -- in the statist press, then on FreeRepublic and then repeated by freepers.

Egads!

215 posted on 01/26/2002 7:35:04 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: Jim Robinson

Is it OK to trash this meathead communist next to me?

216 posted on 01/26/2002 7:36:18 AM PST by Archie Bunker on steroids
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To: Jim Robinson
I think calling the victims of 911 "greedy" is a pretty crummy thing to do.

Thank you Jim! Especially when so many of these people are still in mouning.

217 posted on 01/26/2002 7:36:40 AM PST by Teacup
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To: usconservative
ummm, I see little in that post that is ban-worthy. He is critiquing the party's actions, including the expansion of the federal government. Are you saying that THAT ought to get one removed from FR? Heck, I thought that was the purpose for FR, to hold our representatives to their Constitutional duties.

When Republicans play by the Democrats rules and start offering up socialism in hopes of winning votes they are guaranteed to lose. Democrats are more than willing to steal more from productive people to fund their pinko agenda. When the issue becomes "Who will offer the biggest gov't check" Democrats will always win. ...

I cringe when I now hear people talk about "freedom" in the US. Yeah, we're free to work half of every year to pay our taxes, fees, surcharges--protection money to leftist thugs! What freedom is there really when you can't keep most of what you work your butt off for? How many of you have spouses lucky enough to stay at home at properly raise your children?

Exactly where is the fallacy or vindictiveness here? If FR can't handle discussions like this, then it has REALLY changed! And how on earth can you imply that these are the points of a stealth-liberal?!?

218 posted on 01/26/2002 7:36:42 AM PST by Teacher317
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To: Jim Robinson
And QUIT trashing each other. You know who you are. Knock it off! Way too many flamewars and feuds going on

Thanks for that. There was a real doozy going on yesterday.

FReep up the good work, Jim. I appreciate this site so much (it might get me fired, LOL).

220 posted on 01/26/2002 7:37:14 AM PST by Mrs.Liberty
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To: Van Delay Industries;usconservative;howlin;sentryoveramerica;jimrob
It's not hard to guess I come from the Right of Bush

Well!!

Then if you are to the "right of Bush", that makes him to the "left of you"!

So by all means....BASH AWAY!

221 posted on 01/26/2002 7:38:20 AM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: Jim Robinson
Whatever else you may think about our guys, they did not hijack airliners full of people and crash them into buildings. No, my friends, not even the dreaded CIA. Anyone who would believe (or even suspect) that crap is no FReeper.

Does that include the school of "thought" that believes 9/11 was just part of a sinister plot to build pipelines across Afghanistan from the Caspian Basin (or across any other country our soldiers have set foot in during the last century)? I've been trying hard lately to avoid such articles, because if I read that stuff just one more time I'm gonna start bleeding from my eyeballs, but darned if some people don't post it everywhere else they can as a reply...even where there's almost no observable relationship to the thread topic.

222 posted on 01/26/2002 7:38:29 AM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: Jim Robinson
OK Jim, I'd like to run something by you. I have an idea for a vanity. It's called "What's your favorite vanity?"

Whaddya think?

223 posted on 01/26/2002 7:39:36 AM PST by marshmallow
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To: hellinahandcart
I discuss that topic with heavy libs on another forum. They are convinced the entire 9.11 incident was set up by "Bush and his cronies" to get oil for himself in Afghanistan.

I don't think I will comment on that.

224 posted on 01/26/2002 7:40:13 AM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: Teacher317
None of your post quoted anything that *I* said, and I resent the implication that you addressed your response to ME for something that *I* did not say.

Please correct the record, and re-direct your comments to the person they were intended.

225 posted on 01/26/2002 7:40:32 AM PST by usconservative
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To: GalFromTheBay
What about a forum called "Vanities"? Wait, we already have one, it's called "Humor".
226 posted on 01/26/2002 7:41:10 AM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: tex-oma, catspaw
David Horowitz is a major figure in the Conservative movement and articles are posted here daily from his website, and not just by me.

His site is a staple for real Conservatives.

He has been an advisor to Karl Rove.

227 posted on 01/26/2002 7:41:21 AM PST by veronica
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To: Mark17
There sure has been a ton of "worst of" threads today, like worst meal, worst movie, worst drink.

Why do we have those? And conversely, the "best?"

228 posted on 01/26/2002 7:41:52 AM PST by Angelique
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
It's not hard to guess I come from the Right of Bush

that was not MY comment, and I resent the implication that I'm here to bash our President. Either correct the record and send your response to the person (singular) that made it, or I'll ask that this post be removed.

Yes, I resent the implication that much.

229 posted on 01/26/2002 7:41:52 AM PST by usconservative
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To: tex-oma
If you want to criticize someone's position on some policy, have at it....

That is exactly what the article at Frontpage did. Quite well in fact. Pat Buchanan is not a Conservative. Conservatives do not team up with Marxists. (Lenora Fulani) Have you considered writing a letter to the editor in resposne to the Buchanan article? Might make you feel better.

230 posted on 01/26/2002 7:44:13 AM PST by veronica
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
Glad you mentioned the humor. Personally, I enjoy a meaty discussion, but once in awhile humor is the best! Free speech and self expression should be fun, and I like a good dose of sarcasm as a good way to make a point every once in awhile. In fact, sometimes the issues get so wierd, only making a point using humor seems appropriate.
231 posted on 01/26/2002 7:44:15 AM PST by John SBM
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To: usconservative
Perhaps you'd rather FR be called "An Establishment, Moderate Bush Republican News Forum" rather than "A Conservative News Forum."

Snuck in a nice little Bush-bash with that one. A+ for style, D- for execution.

So calling Bush 'moderate' is now bashing? How sensitive can you get? Noticing that in many ways, he has not addressed any of the major issues that conservatives were anxiously hoping would be addressed (hence, 'establishment') is out-of-bounds? Demanding pure loyalty in all cases is a bit too subservient for Americans to stomach.

(Now I've got to go look up more of his past posts, and yours... be back in a few... Oh, and I know Bush has only been in office for a year, and has 3 to go. Still, he should have addressed tort-reform, election-fraud, Clinton's land-grabs for cash, term-limits, etc., by now. Or is that 'bashing', too?)

232 posted on 01/26/2002 7:45:28 AM PST by Teacher317
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To: usconservative
I'm sorry, I should have labeled the post better. That was Boucheau's post that you were saying was unacceptable for FR. I don't find it to be unacceptable at all. That was what I was trying to communicate.
233 posted on 01/26/2002 7:47:51 AM PST by Teacher317
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To: SentryoverAmerica
First, we should welcome this new FReeper as we all want to build this site into the best freedom fighting site available.

Thank you for saying this. As you no doubt know, newbies are often personally attacked when they enter into debate, and I am still occasionally shot down for being a "newbie" after being here several months now. Maybe in their book I will always be a "newbie".

I am sometimes reluctant to comment in threads that interest me because of the presence of some of these grouches. I choose to avoid defending the validity of my statements based on the date I logged into FR.

Trashing all newcomers who dare to jump into debate would certainly be the behavior of a dying forum. Fortunately I have found many friends here also, but only because I was willing to take a couple of punches first. I shouldn't have had to.

234 posted on 01/26/2002 7:49:54 AM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: Angelique
Why do we have those? And conversely, the "best?"

I don't know, but read what the other guy wrote to me.

235 posted on 01/26/2002 7:50:49 AM PST by Mark17
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To: hellinahandcart; Orual; aculeus
Does that include the school of "thought" that believes 9/11 was just part of a sinister plot to build pipelines across Afghanistan from the Caspian Basin (or across any other country our soldiers have set foot in during the last century)?

To quote myself, "If I see ONE MORE POST about that ******* pipeline I'll strangle someone."

236 posted on 01/26/2002 7:51:19 AM PST by dighton
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
BUMP
237 posted on 01/26/2002 7:52:08 AM PST by FReethesheeples
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To: Jim Robinson
Ditto bump.
238 posted on 01/26/2002 7:53:06 AM PST by FReethesheeples
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To: wirestripper
I used the word rhetoric to refer to the fact that most are opinions based on political sour grapes and not fact. In fact, many are out right lies that originated from socialist propaganda sites and picked up by the liberal media and then posted here for my reading enjoyment. Upon posting a thoughtfull reply, I often find myself being labeled a Bushie!

You are right on target. This socialist propaganda, masquerading as constitutional concearn accomplishes two things:
1. It drives some of the Freepers away from a potential constitutional friend -- e.g. Bush.
2. It prevents other freepers from actually holding a potential constitutional friend's -- Bush e.g. -- feet to the fire as we must now wade through and debunk all of the propaganda to actually find some correct critical information on the potential constitutional friend -- e.g. Bush.

239 posted on 01/26/2002 7:53:51 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: dighton
Imagine my surprise to find out that Somalia was all about oil too. That was on thread discussing a Somali boycott of "Blackhawk Down". I though I was safe there. ;-)
241 posted on 01/26/2002 7:55:51 AM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: Jim Robinson
JIM ROBINSON

Our Own (lovable)

TRASH COM(MIE)PACTOR!!!

Let's squeeze out the trash.

243 posted on 01/26/2002 7:59:18 AM PST by xzins
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Bump
244 posted on 01/26/2002 8:00:17 AM PST by xinga
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To: Teacher317
So calling Bush 'moderate' is now bashing? How sensitive can you get?

Let me clarify: I liked the style of the comment. I kinda chuckled at it when I saw it. In some ways, yes he is a moderate (Stem Cell research for one) in other ways, he is not. Methinks this should be an entirely different thread from this one, IMO.

Noticing that in many ways, he has not addressed any of the major issues that conservatives were anxiously hoping would be addressed (hence, 'establishment') is out-of-bounds? Demanding pure loyalty in all cases is a bit too subservient for Americans to stomach.

It's been a year. A tumultuous year at that. Good things were happening in the beginning (tax custs, education reform seemed to be moving forward, then not) then Sept. 11th happened.

So where would you like to see President Bush focused? On national security, securing our borders, ensuring that Sept. 11th never happens again, or the other major issues we Conservatives (and I proudly call myself a Conservative) have been fighting for for years? Personally, I want to make sure Sept. 11th never happens again. Secure our borders. Crack down on immigration & immigration scofflaws. Reform/disband/whatever the INS and turn immigration enforcement (deportation, etc..) over to the Military and ensure that only those who are supposed to be here, ARE here.

We have 58,000+ illegal Arabs in this country. I'm guessing they're not all good guys and a bunch of them are sitting and waiting to pull off another terrorist act in our country. I want our President and Administration focused on securing our country, and getting rid of these terrorists-in-waiting. I want to make sure Sept. 11th never happens again.

(Now I've got to go look up more of his past posts, and yours... be back in a few... Oh, and I know Bush has only been in office for a year, and has 3 to go. Still, he should have addressed tort-reform, election-fraud, Clinton's land-grabs for cash, term-limits, etc., by now. Or is that 'bashing', too?)

If Sept. 11th hadn't have happened, you and I would be in 100% agreement. There's also that little "power stealing" that happened in the U.S. Senate when Jeffords jumped ship, or had you forgotten about that?

One last thing: If you want to change the Republican Agenda in DC, change the Republican Leadership in the Senate. Trent Lott is the #1 reason some of your issues didn't come up. He blocked some of them, and cow-towed to DemocRATS on the rest. Look at the record. The President can (and should!) propose all these changes. If he doesn't have the cooperation of the House & Senate, nothing happens.

And since I'm on this little rant ... DUMP THAT PANTYWASTE TRENT LOTT ALREADY!!!!! Get a Senate Minority Leader with a damn' spine!!!

PS - if you learn how to use the search engine, can ya give me a few pointers? LOL! Look for the Stem Cell Research threads I initiated and responed on. You'll get a good feel for where I am on the political spectrum from those posts.

245 posted on 01/26/2002 8:00:50 AM PST by usconservative
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To: Mark17
His answer does not make sense because there are a couple of threads that go on forever...oh well.
247 posted on 01/26/2002 8:03:21 AM PST by Angelique
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To: Jim Robinson
THANK YOU!!!

I'm sick of all of it myself.

Jen

248 posted on 01/26/2002 8:03:45 AM PST by IVote2
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To: veronica
Buchanan is in fact a conservative. He's a populist conservative, but a conservative none the less. I believe what you said was that Buchanan was an anti-Semite. Do I recall correctly? I find it interesting that you would spit in the face of JR this way. He said to knock it off so why not knock it off?
249 posted on 01/26/2002 8:04:06 AM PST by Demidog
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To: BillofRights
ping, honey! :)
250 posted on 01/26/2002 8:05:56 AM PST by christine
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