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Yeehaw!! Over the top!! Thank you TEXAS!!

Thank you all very much!!

1,983 posted on 04/21/2007 7:14:51 PM EDT by Jim Robinson


Do you really expect me to do that?

1 posted on 04/21/2007 9:42:27 PM EDT by Jim Robinson

Frankly, I never expected that you would collect money for three weeks and then, within a couple of hours, conduct a Soviet-style purge of Freepers. The timing of this is very suspicious and suggests a premeditated strategery.

Had I known that such a purge would be conducted — particularly a purge characterized by viciousness, cruelty and a pack of hyenas tearing into long-time Freepers, I would never had renewed my monthly donation. The most offensive part of this horrible thread has been the savage behavior towards many female Freepers by some of the male Brownshirts. Please cancel my monthly donation effective immediately. I cannot in good conscience support a site that tolerates abusive behavior towards women.

All you had to do was ask all Rudy supporters to leave, Jim. You didn’t need to drag this formerly great forum and your own reputation through the mud. I for one would have left with no hard feelings.

I’m not changing this tagline and I hope that one day in the future this will once again be a “family conservative “ friendly site. If not, it’s been a wonderful five years Freeping and two additional years lurking before that. I have no illusions that control of this forum rests with anyone but you. I’ll respect whatever decision you make regarding termination of any Freeper’s account.

Thank you for your work in founding this site. You provided a wonderful home for all of us locked out of the political discourse of this nation because we did not go along with the singleminded view of the MSM. You are so much better than this thread, Jim. It is very sad to see what anger and frustration has done to this forum.

To all of those who invoke the name of Ronald Reagan on this thread, all I can say is that the comments on this thread — on all sides — would sicken him. Ronald Reagan was LOVED by this country — not for his conservatism or any other political quality, but because he was above all else a kind and gentle soul who never hated anybody — even his political enemies. Far be it from me to claim that I will ever live up to his example of grace, kindness, compassion, and humility — but I hope that readers of this will think carefully about the Greatness of Reagan and how it was his very human soul that made him so successful as an actor, a politician, a President, a husband, a man, and an American. He was the last person who would ever claim perfection — he was too reverent and God-fearing a man to believe that.

16,855 posted on 04/30/2007 7:10:59 PM PDT by You Dirty Rats (I Love Free Republic!)
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To: You Dirty Rats

Did you get as far as the last few hundred comments?

16,869 posted on 04/30/2007 7:16:48 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: You Dirty Rats

There’s always somebody late to the party. No more opera are being accepted lol.

All your opus are belong to us.

16,874 posted on 04/30/2007 7:18:04 PM PDT by rbmillerjr ("Jesus Lamb of God...Have Mercy On us")
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To: You Dirty Rats
Your FReep-page says it all.

Hope you alight somewhere where you can find contentment.

BTW, Reagan was a much better and more determined political infighter than you remember him to be. He was not all charm, sweetness, and light. He knew when to fight, and when he fought, he fought hard--and for keeps.

16,880 posted on 04/30/2007 7:19:53 PM PDT by JCEccles
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To: You Dirty Rats

I truly do understand how you feel, You Dirty Rats. I hope you find comfort in knowing that there are many fellow FReepers who were also appalled at much of what has gone on here. I know I was. There is never a good excuse for treating others the way some have done. Some were banned because they stepped over the line, but others are still here and they stepped over that line and beyond.

And your comments about Ronald Reagan are spot on. He was a gentlemen. He could be tough as nails, but he would never have stooped to such low levels of common decency. Some invoke the name of Reagan and I agree that some have done so in a way that he would be ashamed of. Some even take that name as their own and disgrace his memory by posting hateful things.

I wish you’d stay, but I understand why you won’t. We need all the good, decent people we can get around here.
God bless you, chena

16,915 posted on 04/30/2007 7:45:28 PM PDT by Chena (Why settle for less when you could have the best! Fred Thompson for President!)
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To: You Dirty Rats

Thank you for being a rare gentleman who respects and cherishes ladies.

And everything you have said is true and well-stated.

17,042 posted on 04/30/2007 9:43:58 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world. Have mercy on us, and grant us Your peace.)
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To: You Dirty Rats

I wasn’t going to respond to this, but changed my mind.

I’ve been hammering away at the same theme for months. The vast majority of my posts and threads for the last few months have been made in support of fighting for our conservative values and against liberalism. I don’t have a whole lot of time to be posting new threads during our fundraisers, but I do post to a lot of ongoing threads. And I did so during this one. I joined the debate against Giuliani on dozens of threads. If you wish to review my posts, be my guest. I wasn’t bashful, and I wasn’t holding back. I hammered away at the same theme. They all had similar pro-God, pro-life, pro-Liberty, anti-liberal arguments. Sorry you missed them

I also posted a couple threads besides this one. And, other than the last three weeks in March when we were on the road to DC and back, I’ve been posting threads and debates on the same topic for months (and years). And just like this thread, none of my other threads were posted for baiting or banning or purging. I was just trying to make sure everyone on FR knew exactly what we’re fighting for and what FR is all about.

I think the difference here is that due to my earlier threads and ongoing debates on hundreds of threads, many of our posters had already drawn their battle lines and in fact, many of those whom left us on this thread we’re already gone. was already up and running having started sometime in March and several of our old friends were already posting there. I truly believe that many of the people who ended up resigning or getting banned had already made up their minds to leave or had at least one foot out the door. It wasn’t a purge, it was a mass exodus.

At some point on this thread, the parties of the two forums decided to do battle. I didn’t start it for that purpose, but decided if it had to be, I’d let it run its course. In fact, several months ago, I had decided to let the conservative candidate vs liberal candidate debate run its course with minimal intervention by the mods. And I’m afraid that in addition to losing several posters, we also lost at least three mods for that very reason.

At any rate, here are some of my recent threads you may have missed:

Move on from abortion? Not on your life!
vanity | April 20, 2007 | Jim Robinson

Today’s Victory for Traditional American Conservatism
vanity | 4/18/2007 | Jim Robinson

Rudy: Presidents generally appoint people on the Supreme Court that they believe agree with them.
FOX News ^ | July 20, 2005 | Hannity & Colmes
Posted on 03/06/2007 10:53:23 PM PST by Jim Robinson

Strategies for a Bold Conservative Future ^ | March 1, 2007 | Richard A. Viguerie CPAC Speech
Posted on 03/02/2007 4:16:56 AM PST by Jim Robinson

Election Sermon (1790) ^ | 1790 | by Daniel Foster
Posted on 03/01/2007 7:07:22 PM PST by Jim Robinson

At war against America
Posted on 02/27/2007 11:04:32 PM PST by Jim Robinson

Attorneys Bracewell & Giuliani’s January Closings in Kazakhstan Total US $1.625 Billion ^ | February 22, 2007
Posted on 02/26/2007 11:04:39 PM PST by Jim Robinson

Moderation on the Rise in the GOP?
Yahoo News ^ | Feb 26, 2007 | Peter Brown

Giuliani in no rush to reveal secrets of his success
NewsDay ^ | Feb 2, 2007 | BY CRAIG GORDON AND TOM BRUNE

A betrayal of trust?
Posted on 02/26/2007 5:11:33 AM PST by Jim Robinson

Just what ARE Rudy’s qualifications that make him the “BEST man to lead as CIC?”
Posted on 02/25/2007 4:17:02 PM PST by Jim Robinson

Giuliani tells farmers he will be ag expert by end of campaign
High Plains Midwesr Ag Journal ^ | Fen 24, 2007

FReep this poll: Giuliani vs Duncan Hunter
FR ^
Posted on 02/23/2007 2:58:35 PM PST by Jim Robinson

Can a Traditional American Conservative Win the Presidency and Secure the Nation and our Liberty?
Vanity Opinion | Feb 21, 2007 | Jim Robinson

A winning conservative platform for 2008?
Opinion | Jim Robinson
Posted on 02/19/2007 1:14:04 AM PST by Jim Robinson

Giuliani: Can hero of 9/11 win over his own party?
USA Today | 02.01/2007 | By Susan Page
Posted on 02/15/2007 3:13:51 PM PST by Jim Robinson

Vanity: The tale of two parties
Posted on 02/13/2007 3:02:27 PM PST by Jim Robinson

Rudy on gun control: “You’ve got to REGULATE consistent with the Second Amendment”
FOX News ^ | Feb 6, 2007 | Hanity and Colmes
Posted on 02/07/2007 2:40:44 PM PST by Jim Robinson

No, Republicans are NOT okay with ripping human babies limb from limb!
National Right to Life ^ | Feb 14, 2003
Posted on 02/07/2007 1:18:11 PM PST by Jim Robinson

Vanity: The ultimate harm of betraying traditional American Judeo-Christian values
Posted on 02/05/2007 4:55:12 PM PST by Jim Robinson

Toward a 21st Century Contract with America ^ | February 1, 2007 | Newt Gingrich
Posted on 02/04/2007 10:33:24 PM PST by Jim Robinson

Vanity: And now for the rest of the question: Has conservatism been defeated in America?
Posted on 02/04/2007 3:01:09 PM PST by Jim Robinson

Vanity: Questions regarding the Republican Platform, is it pro-life, pro-family?
Posted on 02/04/2007 1:31:12 AM PST by Jim Robinson

17,059 posted on 04/30/2007 10:04:31 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: You Dirty Rats

Thank you.

17,137 posted on 05/01/2007 3:21:38 AM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: You Dirty Rats

How did I not get a ping on this? You have my name on it but I didn’t get anything! Just happened to see it checking out to see what you posted while I was away!

A really fantastic, heart-felt post and I’m sure it echoes the thoughts of many, many Freepers. Does this mean you aren’t posting any more?-

Wait, you did post on Sarkozy...

Did you get an answer from Jim? I’ll have to check out this thread!

18,284 posted on 05/10/2007 2:06:04 PM PDT by GoldwaterChick (Never give in, never give in, never, never, never give in. Winston Churchill Oct. 29, 1941)
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To: You Dirty Rats

You’re Back!!!! :)

18,436 posted on 07/25/2008 11:03:21 AM PDT by GoldwaterChick (We Snowflakes will always remember our beloved Snowman with the incandescent smile.)
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