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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

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To: marshmallow
"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?"

No.. We don't need it. :) PULEEZE, we really do NOT need it.

Jen

251 posted on 01/26/2002 8:06:53 AM PST by IVote2
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To: veronica
That is exactly what the article at Frontpage did. Quite well in fact.

Nonsense. It's a smear, starting with the title. What is it about you witch-hunters that makes you feel obliged to destroy people? But I suppose that's what witch-hunting is all about, isn't it?

Pat Buchanan is not a Conservative. Conservatives do not team up with Marxists.

Politicians do though. Look at George Bush and Ted Kennedy over education. Or for that matter, your idol the big strong Zionist mass murderer with his unity government. Of course, his case is a little different. Is there even one one small-government party in Israel? Or are they all Marxists?

252 posted on 01/26/2002 8:06:58 AM PST by Architect
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To: Architect, tex-oma, demidog
It is inappropriate to turn this thread into a flame war on any one subject. That is not the purpose of it IMHO.

See you in the trenches.

253 posted on 01/26/2002 8:10:58 AM PST by veronica
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To: usconservative
DUMP THAT PANTYWASTE TRENT LOTT ALREADY!!!!! Get a Senate Minority Leader with a damn' spine!!!

I'll bump to that!

I'm still stuck on why you would 'out' Boucheau, and say, "bye-bye" to him. Here are the main themes from his last 8 replies (which are all that pop up):

The other 3 were a bump of agreement, a typo correction, and his post on this thread. I just don't see where he has shown himself unworthy of FR posting priviledges. He seems pretty darn conservative to me. I don't want FR to only include those who want to earn the GOP version of Clintonian knee-pads. I'd rather have representatives who are willing, able, and happy to have their performance critiqued so that they can do their jobs as well (and as Constitutionally) as possible. Your point, that much has changed (and Bush has been just a bit distracted!) since 9-11 is well-taken... and the 2002 elections are going to be CRITICAL... but that still won't buy the GOP my loyalty. When the get a spine, when they reverse the progressive tax system, when they dump at least ONE of the unConstitutional roles of the Federal gov't (Dept of Education, please!!), etc, etc, etc, THEN they will have my undying support... and occasional questioning glare. ;^)

254 posted on 01/26/2002 8:11:09 AM PST by Teacher317
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To: veronica
I agree. Let's put it away.
255 posted on 01/26/2002 8:12:22 AM PST by Architect
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To: veronica
It is inappropriate to turn this thread into a flame war on any one subject.

LOL. Now that you've been hoisted by your own petard for starting a flame war, it is "inappropriate." It is inappropriate to scream that Buchanan is an anti-Semite but that didn't stop you now did it?

256 posted on 01/26/2002 8:16:25 AM PST by Demidog
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To: Demidog
The subject of this thread mentioned 'Commie Propaganda'. I noted a writer with Commie leanings whose swill gets posted here. I did not bring up Buchanan. As I said, not interested in continuing the debate here. Bye.
257 posted on 01/26/2002 8:21:14 AM PST by veronica
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To: usconservative
I wasn't implying YOU made the comment. I was "pinging" you to MY reply. It happens often on FR when someone replies to a post, an interested party is "pinged". I pinged you because I felt we agreed and wanted to to see my comment to the person who made the quoted (italicized) remarks.

I won't "ping" or reply to you anymore, thanks.

258 posted on 01/26/2002 8:23:00 AM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: veronica
I noted a writer with Commie leanings whose swill gets posted here.

There are alot of writers who's "commie swill" gets posted here including Horrowitz. It's obviously not the "commie swill" that bothers you.

259 posted on 01/26/2002 8:23:08 AM PST by Demidog
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To: My Favorite Headache
I don't think Jim was banning vanity posts, just asking us to check ourselves a little better. Some of the vanity posts are good, relevant and fun. Others are just plain silly. And there ARE too many of them.

I can understand that some things have gotten posted because so many relevant topics were being overposted and sometimes it's just a slow news day and I think some folks just want to liven things up a bit.

Personally, I have found some of the DU posts to be hilarious and they are generally posted under humor. I agreee that those people over there are a bunch of pathetic squealing RATS with nothing of substance to say, but they take themselves so seriously that they are entertaining. But, I understand the other side of it too.

I've brought quite a lot of FReepers onboard too because I think it is the best site going for conservatives. I don't know what I'd do without it. It is place where we can stay in touch with each other as Americans and I think that makes us stronger. We may not always agree with Jim, but we all owe him respect and a debt of gratitude.

260 posted on 01/26/2002 8:26:26 AM PST by sweetliberty
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To: Demidog
David Horowitz is an icon of the Conservative movement. Go back to school. Politics 101. There are some good threads here today. Check 'em out.
261 posted on 01/26/2002 8:28:22 AM PST by veronica
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To: veronica
David Horowitz is an icon of the Conservative movement.

Yes he is. So is Buchanan.

262 posted on 01/26/2002 8:29:43 AM PST by Demidog
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To: Jim Robinson
So we won't be seeing any football threads tomorrow (Sunday) or any tennis threads (today)? I'll believe it when I see it (or don't see it, LOL.)
263 posted on 01/26/2002 8:30:07 AM PST by willieroe
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To: usconservative
Do you see the bottom of my post #221? Do you see where it says "To 187"?

THATS who my frikkin reply was to, numnutz.

I hope your comments in 229 was an attempt at humor, but I don't think it was because you flamed others on this thread for doing the same thing I did.

What I did and others who included your name in their reply was to draw your attention to the comments. It is *usually* a compliment (yes, I was complimenting you) when someone does that.

Now relax. And I will never reply or invite your comments, no matter how much I enjoy of agree with them, again.

264 posted on 01/26/2002 8:30:52 AM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: Jim Robinson
Thanks, Jim.

Guilty on a few double posts here.

Agree with your guidelines!

Way too many Vanities--What is you favorite-------..........--------?

265 posted on 01/26/2002 8:33:45 AM PST by Salvation
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To: Demidog
Buchanan is no longer a Republican. He is irrelevant to the Conservative movement now. He tried to tank President Bush's chances of election, btw. I suggest we continue that debate Here and leave this thread in peace.
266 posted on 01/26/2002 8:34:30 AM PST by veronica
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To: Jim Robinson
If you want to trash someone, make it a Democrat.

Good advice! I'd like to cross-stitch that sentence on a pillow, have a bumper sticker made of it, and have it placed on a T-shirt! :-)

267 posted on 01/26/2002 8:36:27 AM PST by Nea Wood
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To: Jim Robinson
, please do a search on a significant word from the title of your article before posting. Do NOT edit the titles....

Do NOT use "My Title" titles. This will also help to reduce the number of duplicates.

Oops!, I'll bet thats me he's talking to. Sorry about that Jim.

268 posted on 01/26/2002 8:36:48 AM PST by M.K. Borders
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To: Exigence; Jim Robinson
And, while I'm thinking about it, QUIT trashing our conservative candidates.

Exactly. Sometimes we conservatives can be our own worst enemies.

We've all noticed how Democrats stick together about the same way that Arabs/Muslims do. You never hear any of them trashing their own. Why can't we do the same?

269 posted on 01/26/2002 8:38:40 AM PST by texasbluebell
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To: veronica
Buchanan is no longer a Republican.

One doesn't have to be a republican to be a conservative icon.

270 posted on 01/26/2002 8:40:13 AM PST by Demidog
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To: Jim Robinson;Billie;68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub;4TheFlag;whoever;Daisyscarlett;Teacup;B4Ranch
Thank you so much JimRob! VERY MUCH !!!!
271 posted on 01/26/2002 8:40:48 AM PST by Snow Bunny
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To: architect
Politicians do though. Look at George Bush and Ted Kennedy over education.

I don't think Ted Kennedy will be joining Bush's reelection campaign anytime soon, as Fulani did with Buchanan's bid.

273 posted on 01/26/2002 8:44:04 AM PST by veronica
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To: Teacher317
and the 2002 elections are going to be CRITICAL... but that still won't buy the GOP my loyalty. When the get a spine, when they reverse the progressive tax system, when they dump at least ONE of the unConstitutional roles of the Federal gov't (Dept of Education, please!!), etc, etc, etc, THEN they will have my undying support... and occasional questioning glare. ;^)

Three cheers and a BUMP! I'm not a Republican Party Loyalist, and I don't "blindly" follow anyone like some do. I'll criticize when and where necessary, but I insist on keeping the debate intellectually honest. Frankly, I've found myself on the opposite side of people here whom I've known and respected for several years, more often than I'd like. Still, I won't bend or alter my position for political expedience, as some here would have me/us do. In my sometimes not-so-humble opinion, it's all the things that have been done in the name of "political expedience" that have gotten us to where we're at today.

Speaking for myself only, my priorities for the next year would have to include continuing to root out terrorists and "eliminate" them when found; protect the tax cuts that got passed last year and not let the Democrats "freeze" or alter them in any way; Immigration Reform & Securing our borders (which does NOT include amnesty for anyone!); Education Reform that INCLUDES vouchers to families to give them their tax dollars back to send their children to a school of THEIR choice - not the Governments; A commitment to providing for the national defense and increasing funds to the Military to ensure our borders are protected; A re-vamp/re-visit of our CIA & FBI policies regarding information gathering on foreign terrorist groups (get rid of the Toricelli Policy!) and; Legislation that protects the unborn, welcomes them into life, and severely restricts abortion and eliminates ALL federal funding for abortion not only here in the U.S. but in foreign aid to other countries as well.

And that's just for starters. :)

274 posted on 01/26/2002 8:47:40 AM PST by usconservative
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To: Van Delay Industries
" But about the President, does that include his domestic agenda (Ted Kennedy education bill, proposal to restore food stamps to immigrants, proposal for new programs inside the EPA)? Those aren't war-related. I hope those topics are fair game."

I think it is a good thing to discuss these issues. This is a fairly high profile forum and is doubtless viewed by people in positions of influence who use it and others to get a feel for how the people really think and in that regard I think we should be able to discuss these issues freely. I support President Bush and our armed forces 100% in the war effort, but I am less in agreement with some of his other policies as well. That is normal. We are not always going to agree with any president.

275 posted on 01/26/2002 8:48:32 AM PST by sweetliberty
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
I wasn't implying YOU made the comment. I was "pinging" you to MY reply. It happens often on FR when someone replies to a post, an interested party is "pinged". I pinged you because I felt we agreed and wanted to to see my comment to the person who made the quoted (italicized) remarks.

Oh geez!!! I'm terribly sorry! Forgive me, I didn't have my morning coffee yet, looking back I was a bit grumpy. Please accept my apology.

276 posted on 01/26/2002 8:48:48 AM PST by usconservative
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To: usconservative
ROFL! Hey thats okay. Look, if I was going to trash you, I would make sure you knew it :)

I thought you might have needed a coffee fix :)

The only one who understands my posts is Eleanor Roosevelt, anyhow. I just asked.

277 posted on 01/26/2002 8:50:28 AM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: RedBloodedAmerican; boucheau
I thought you might have needed a coffee fix :)

More like an IV Drip. Boucheau, apologies to you as well. Gee, I was very abrasive this morning.

That settles it, no more FR until after cup o' java #4 in the morning.

279 posted on 01/26/2002 8:54:16 AM PST by usconservative
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To: SentryoverAmerica
President Bush will submit his next budget soon that will grow the government faster than the rate of inflation. His first budget tripled the rate of inflation

Your statement and your quoted article offer no documented proof. Protubering government budgets are a serious matter. Your statement here and your referenced post accomplish no constructive criticism on the growth of government.

280 posted on 01/26/2002 8:58:10 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: Jim Robinson
Hey, I havn't posted a vanity in three weeks.

I notice you said nothing about blatant islamo-nazi propaganda. I would like to see these posters banned as well.

281 posted on 01/26/2002 8:58:37 AM PST by mercy
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To: texasbluebell
Oh well, another thread that went off topic. I agree that there is too much self criticism going on at FR. I believe that Jim is trying to do two things.

1. He is trying to guide the forum back to a true political activist purpose and get away from the internal squabbling. (it is true that we eat our own more-so than the dems)

2. He is getting the forum focused on the upcomming elections. There is so much at stake. The supreme court, the senate and the house. As well as governorships. This is our true purpose.

I have heard that there will be a "chat" environment for those who want to argue the pros and cons of leadership decisions and this is fine. But remember that the world is watching this forum now to get a feel for what the conservatives are up to. If all they see is bitter conflict then they know exactly what buttons to push to get us off message. This is what is happening now.IMHO.

282 posted on 01/26/2002 9:04:14 AM PST by Cold Heat
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To: veronica
Please re-read what JR said about Buchanan at the top of this post - and then take your own advice. This is not the place to argue this.
284 posted on 01/26/2002 9:10:51 AM PST by Architect
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To: BluesDuke
"is to stay the hell out of your business, my business, and any and every individual American citizen's business"

Like that's ever going to be reality again. Call me a cynic, but I've seen little evidence of the government relinquishing any power once it's gotten hold of it. I am in agreement with you, however.

285 posted on 01/26/2002 9:12:05 AM PST by sweetliberty
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To: trussell
No problem. I speak how I feel out in the open. If people disagree it is normal.
286 posted on 01/26/2002 9:12:57 AM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: sweetliberty
BUMP
287 posted on 01/26/2002 9:14:20 AM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: Jim Robinson & tex-oma
We should stop smearing. Debate strongly, but don't smear. If you don't like certain individual's policy, that's fine, but not smear.
288 posted on 01/26/2002 9:15:53 AM PST by AMMON-CENTRIST
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To: SentryoverAmerica
This is pure democrap, my friend. Bush said exactly what he was going to do before the election. He said he was taking a third of the surplus and giving it back to the taxpayer. Another third would be spent on education and health, etc. The remaining third would go to reducing the deficit and emergency spending.

All this went bye,bye after 911. We will deficit spend until we rid the world of these scum. The democrats have hijacked the deficit issue to make political hay. They will soon jump on the talk circuits and say exactly what you are saying to win more seats in the congress. Dash has started the ball rolling! Can't you see this or are you really a democrap or RINO?

You are on the wrong side on this issue.

289 posted on 01/26/2002 9:17:09 AM PST by Cold Heat
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
Well, except I'd actually like to be able to encounter HUMOR in the "Humor" category!

Most of them are humorous in only a very pathetic, "Look-at-me-I'm-a-real-loser" sort of way.

290 posted on 01/26/2002 9:19:27 AM PST by Illbay
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To: sweetliberty
"Hey y'all; I think some of us just got a spanking."

Well I confess to liking DU. Kinda' like the Springer Show. So bad that it is good. But I wonder where you draw the line on what being a "conservative" is?

I support the death penalty. I think able-bodied people on welfare ought to have to work. I think the Civil Rights movement has degenerated into a joke. I can't stand Clinton, Hillary, Feingold, Maxine Waters, Sheila Jackson Lee, Albright. I barf on Janet Reno. I do not like most political correctness. I think the role of gov't needs to be closely restricted. I think gov't is far too big and has far too much power. I hate NBC, CBS, CNN, Dan Rather etc. I think the media has a liberal bias. I like O'Reilly, FOX, etc. I am for a strong military. I think NOW is crap.

BUT---I think capitalism ought to be regulated. I believe in livable wages, increased minimum wages, unions (even though they have a bad side). I hate the bankruptcy reform bill. I think tort-reform is an abomination. I think big business has about the same potential to ruin people's lives as big gov't. I think Johnny Jihad is being rail-roaded. I have a very low opinion of Ashcroft, thus far. I think "liberal" judges protect constitutional rights more often than "strict constructionist" judges. I do not worship businessmen. I even left the GOP and became a democrat.

So am I still a "conservative"? I think so. parsy.

291 posted on 01/26/2002 9:19:34 AM PST by parsifal
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To: Angelique
His answer does not make sense because there are a couple of threads that go on forever...oh well.

What he was saying, is that it is a waste of bandwidth, and he thought some democrats do this on purpose, I guess. I guess it costs money, is what he was trying to say.

292 posted on 01/26/2002 9:20:37 AM PST by Mark17
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To: Van Delay Industries
Perhaps you'd rather FR be called "An Establishment, Moderate Bush Republican News Forum" rather than "A Conservative News Forum."

You got this right. Too many folks here think that the terms Republican and Conservative are interchangeable. In fact, not all Republicans are Conservative, and not all Conservatives are Republican.

293 posted on 01/26/2002 9:22:57 AM PST by IM2Phat4U
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To: parsifal
Whoa! I hope you put on your asbestos underwear before THAT post! Hehehe. I agree with you on much of it; not quite all though.
294 posted on 01/26/2002 9:24:50 AM PST by sweetliberty
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To: Jim Robinson
Thanks for the message JimRob. It is always good to get a reminder. I have been sucked up into more than one "discussion" on here, that in reality was a thread started by a disruptor or troll. I apologize for wasting bandwidth replying to the likes of those trogloditic imbeciles.

God Bless you for your constant attention to the postings, and for the site in the first place, it is literally, the only place I go on the internet (other than aviation related sites).

Keep the Faith for Freedom

MAY GOD BLESS AND PROTECT THIS HONORABLE REPUBLIC

Greg

295 posted on 01/26/2002 9:28:49 AM PST by gwmoore
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To: Exigence
Exactly. Sometimes we conservatives can be our own worst enemies.

With so many liberals today masquerading as conservatives in the GOP I don't see how not taking these individuals to task for their leftward leaning ideology does anything other than provide these liberals with political cover. Anyone astutely following the political scene for a number of years has undoubtedly observed the GOP's drift towards socialism. Being a Republican in these times can mean almost anything.

296 posted on 01/26/2002 9:30:37 AM PST by WRhine
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To: parsifal
Your a classic "blue dog" Parsy. That's ok. After you raise a few kids and get saddled with a few 30 year mortgages, then find out your kids are being raised in the communist doctrine by the schools and brainwashed by their puported educational material, you will likely be more in favor of those conservative judges. It takes time to create a conservative sometimes. LOL!
297 posted on 01/26/2002 9:31:37 AM PST by Cold Heat
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To: Architect
Zionist mass murderer?!?!

Hoo boy. Welcome to my list.

299 posted on 01/26/2002 9:33:04 AM PST by mercy
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To: Jim Robinson
A simple BTTT to spread the word............
300 posted on 01/26/2002 9:36:09 AM PST by b4its2late
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