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A Farewell From Luke Skyfreeper (vanity, opus)
Luke Skyfreeper | December 22, 2007 | Luke Skyfreeper

Posted on 12/21/2007 11:41:53 PM PST by Luke Skyfreeper

This is to say FaRewell, FRiends; at least for a time.

But I expect this to be a pretty extended time.

Thanks for the fun, thanks for all the laughs, thanks for putting up with me.

So why am I "going?" I am signing off in order to be able to devote my full time and attention to the achievement of certain important personal goals. Unfortunately, there don't seem to be enough hours in the day to be able to really do the other things I need to do, and freep too.

Again, I expect this to be an extended time. I expect to be gone for at least two years. Possibly forever, but at least two years.

Now if I should succeed in achieving not only my initial goals, but my larger goals as well within the next two years, then I suppose it's possible that I might be back a bit sooner. But as far as I can tell, I would have to meet with extraordinary good fortune to accomplish both sets of goals.

This, incidentally, is the essence of conservatism: Accepting responsibility and going out and taking the action necessary to make my own life better -- as well as the lives of other people too.

This will be my last public post for a long, long time. Perhaps we will meet again, somewhere beyond January 1st, 2010.

It's been fun, and perhaps will be again.

May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.


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1 posted on 12/21/2007 11:41:55 PM PST by Luke Skyfreeper
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To: Luke Skyfreeper
don't let the door hit you!

just kidding.

at least you didn't go out whining.

2 posted on 12/21/2007 11:43:35 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (whose spirit is hillary channelling these days?)
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To: Luke Skyfreeper

Wishing you success and a very Merry Christmas.


3 posted on 12/21/2007 11:44:15 PM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: Luke Skyfreeper

God bless you sir as you begin your new endeavors.


4 posted on 12/21/2007 11:47:15 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Luke Skyfreeper

Good luck with your life.


5 posted on 12/21/2007 11:48:08 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: Luke Skyfreeper

May you return a proud Jedi Knight and may we all rejoice in your accomplishments. May the FBWY.


6 posted on 12/21/2007 11:50:02 PM PST by Socratic (“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength.” - Corrie Ten Boom)
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To: Luke Skyfreeper

Adios & good luck!


7 posted on 12/21/2007 11:51:08 PM PST by neverdem (Call talk radio. We need a Constitutional Amendment for Congressional term limits. Let's Roll!)
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To: Luke Skyfreeper
Now if I should succeed in achieving not only my initial goals

Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.

Seriously, good luck in your endeavors. I hope to hear from you in a couple of years...and you'd best have some interesting stories to tell.

8 posted on 12/21/2007 11:57:10 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson (The Hunt for FRed November. 11/04/08)
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To: Luke Skyfreeper

Merry Christmas.

Your OP was like pulling teeth to figure out what you are talking about but take care.


9 posted on 12/21/2007 11:59:27 PM PST by KJC1
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To: KJC1

Sounds like he’s enlisting :-)

Good luck to you, and be safe.


10 posted on 12/22/2007 12:02:19 AM PST by Fire_on_High (I am so proud of what we were...)
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To: Luke Skyfreeper

Whew, I thought Luke Skywalker had died. I was going to be sad. In all seriousness though, best of luck to you and in all of your future endeavors.


11 posted on 12/22/2007 12:05:31 AM PST by Bastiat_Fan (Please don't call me a PaulTard... Surrender Monkey is in much better taste)
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To: Luke Skyfreeper

Best wishes in all your endeavors.


12 posted on 12/22/2007 12:06:09 AM PST by roamer_1 (Vote for Frudy McRomsonbee -Turn red states purple in 08!)
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To: Luke Skyfreeper

Hey, good luck there FRiend, your opus was stand up, honorable and dignified, Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Best,

MKJ


13 posted on 12/22/2007 12:11:05 AM PST by mkjessup (Hunter-Bolton '08 !! Patriots who will settle for nothing less than *Victory* in the War on Terror!)
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To: Luke Skyfreeper

Heck, it wouldn’t be a crime to drop in now and then, if you have a few minutes.


14 posted on 12/22/2007 12:11:56 AM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Huckabee asks if Mormons believe Jesus, devil are brothers)
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To: Luke Skyfreeper

There will be a Global 2010 if you decide to come back Luke..

Fight a good fight but be ever vigil and don’t go to the dark side.

No joke dude don’t do anything stupid....I am just as ticked as you please FReep mail someone or call home.


15 posted on 12/22/2007 12:13:12 AM PST by Global2010 ( I yell Go Hunter and my Lab runs to the door. Dang.)
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To: Fire_on_High

Let’s hope for a Semper Fi.


16 posted on 12/22/2007 12:14:26 AM PST by Global2010 ( I yell Go Hunter and my Lab runs to the door. Dang.)
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To: Luke Skyfreeper
I never got to yell at you so I'll do it now. (AHHHHHHHHH)

May God be at your back, and guide you through the still water. :^)

17 posted on 12/22/2007 12:15:17 AM PST by eyedigress
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To: Luke Skyfreeper
“Unfortunately, there don’t seem to be enough hours in the day to be able to really do the other things I need to do, and freep too.”

Yea, I know what you mean; too many targets, too few bullets!

18 posted on 12/22/2007 12:16:56 AM PST by Herakles (Diversity is code word for anti-white racism)
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To: Luke Skyfreeper
"I'm leaving so I can do stuff, but I'm not going to tell you what..."

Least. Informative. Opus. Ever.

19 posted on 12/22/2007 12:28:07 AM PST by Junior_G
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To: Stonewall Jackson
"Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try."

You are right though.

Burn the ships that offer retreat. Have desire, a plan and Faith in Him when despair sets in.

20 posted on 12/22/2007 12:39:05 AM PST by endthematrix (He was shouting 'Allah!' but I didn't hear that. It just sounded like a lot of crap to me.)
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To: Luke Skyfreeper

Hey Luke come over to my house and get a dose of Love with a whole world of bitter.

Bet that would get ya back at FR in a nano second.

Be Cool. Be Well.


21 posted on 12/22/2007 12:50:43 AM PST by Global2010 ( I yell Go Hunter and my Lab runs to the door. Dang.)
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To: Junior_G

Tree stumps on my property be gone


22 posted on 12/22/2007 12:52:24 AM PST by Global2010 ( I yell Go Hunter and my Lab runs to the door. Dang.)
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To: endthematrix

Forge on Matey in Our Faith of the Lord Jesus the Almighty Christ.

Amen...... Amen.


23 posted on 12/22/2007 12:55:41 AM PST by Global2010 ( I yell Go Hunter and my Lab runs to the door. Dang.)
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To: Global2010
I’m amazed at people wondering why they fail...or not trying at all.
24 posted on 12/22/2007 1:00:38 AM PST by endthematrix (He was shouting 'Allah!' but I didn't hear that. It just sounded like a lot of crap to me.)
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To: endthematrix

They need a Peace of Mind/soul and the body will follow.

Alpha and Omega.

Simple science.


25 posted on 12/22/2007 1:05:52 AM PST by Global2010 ( I yell Go Hunter and my Lab runs to the door. Dang.)
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To: Luke Skyfreeper
Perhaps we will meet again, somewhere beyond January 1st, 2010.

We’ll leave a light burning in the window to guide you home.

Fair well young Skyfreeper and may the Force be with you.

26 posted on 12/22/2007 2:32:50 AM PST by Pontiac (Your message here.)
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To: Luke Skyfreeper

Oh my! Your message is so cryptic! The drama! lol!!

Whatever it is you are planning on doing. I hope you are successful at it - as long as it’s legal! LOL!!


27 posted on 12/22/2007 3:34:08 AM PST by sneakers (This Pennsylvania gal supports DUNCAN HUNTER for President!)
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To: Luke Skyfreeper

Just rob a bank and log back on.


28 posted on 12/22/2007 3:43:34 AM PST by Safetgiver (So simple, even a Muslim can do it.)
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To: Luke Skyfreeper
Good luck and God Bless.

Classic Opus, no bitterness, no whining, no finger pointing, no angry vitriol.

29 posted on 12/22/2007 3:49:03 AM PST by Popman
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To: Luke Skyfreeper


"Have fun storming the castle!"

Seriously, good luck in your endeavors.
30 posted on 12/22/2007 3:54:38 AM PST by Rastus
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To: Luke Skyfreeper
I always hate seeing an opus here on FreeRepublic, but you're leaving for all the right reasons. Good luck in your endeavors, and take a moment every now and then to check in and say hello!

Alberta's Child

31 posted on 12/22/2007 5:50:21 AM PST by Alberta's Child (I'm out on the outskirts of nowhere . . . with ghosts on my trail, chasing me there.)
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To: Luke Skyfreeper

may the force be with you


32 posted on 12/22/2007 6:16:52 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Fred Dalton Thompson for President)
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To: Luke Skyfreeper

Bailing out before Freepathon, eh?

Fine. Just fine


33 posted on 12/22/2007 6:20:08 AM PST by don-o (Do the RIGHT thing. Become a monthly donor. End Freepathons forever)
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To: Luke Skyfreeper

Some trails are happy ones,
Others are blue.
It’s the way you ride the trail that counts,
Here’s a happy one for you.

Happy trails to you,
Until we meet again.
Happy trails to you,
Keep smilin’ until then.

Who cares about the clouds when we’ere together?
Just sing a song, and bring the sunny weather.

Happy trails to you,
Til we meet again.


34 posted on 12/22/2007 6:20:18 AM PST by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: Luke Skyfreeper

Good luck!

Merry Christmas!


35 posted on 12/22/2007 6:21:25 AM PST by airborne (Proud to be a conservative! Proud to support Duncan Hunter for President!)
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To: Luke Skyfreeper

Good luck and God Bless.


36 posted on 12/22/2007 6:22:20 AM PST by Tribune7 (Dems want to rob from the poor to give to the rich)
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To: Luke Skyfreeper

Good Luck, and Merry Christmas!


37 posted on 12/22/2007 6:43:48 AM PST by Gritty (If the trumpet does not sound a clear call, who will get ready for battle? - Paul of Tarsus)
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To: Luke Skyfreeper
Now if I should succeed in achieving not only my initial goals

Use the force Luke!

38 posted on 12/22/2007 6:46:42 AM PST by kjam22 (see me play the guitar here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noHy7Cuoucc)
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To: Luke Skyfreeper

I don’t understand dramatic exits from internet websites. Am I missing something?


39 posted on 12/22/2007 6:52:46 AM PST by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: Luke Skyfreeper

I never new thee.


40 posted on 12/22/2007 7:09:09 AM PST by Sawdring
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To: peggybac; Luke Skyfreeper
"I don’t understand dramatic exits from internet websites. Am I missing something?"

After a few years 'talking' with a bunch of people via keyboard it doesn't seem too very odd that someone would want to say 'so long' when departing.

And best of luck to Luke...

41 posted on 12/22/2007 7:14:03 AM PST by norton (deep down inside you know that Fred is your second choice)
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To: Luke Skyfreeper
You're gonna miss the election circus!

Good luck with your new effort, I hope you make it pay off...

42 posted on 12/22/2007 7:16:57 AM PST by wtc911 ("How you gonna get back down that hill?")
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To: Luke Skyfreeper

Cool way to opus: an Irish blessing. The few times I’ve seen your FR screenname, I’ve always chuckled because it was an imaginative choice. Best wishes.

.

.

.

According to Intrade, the winner of the December 12th GOP debate was... Duncan Hunter.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1938773/posts


43 posted on 12/22/2007 8:56:10 AM PST by Kevmo (We should withdraw from Iraq — via Tehran. And Duncan Hunter is just the man to get that job done.)
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To: Luke Skyfreeper

Let go Luke. Use the force. Feel it flowing through you.

There is a strong force in this one.

All the best.

D1


44 posted on 12/22/2007 10:50:15 AM PST by DoughtyOne (< fence >< sound immigration policies >< /weasles >< /RINOs >< /Reagan wannabees that are liberal >)
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To: Luke Skyfreeper

Regarding personal goals.... serendipity rules.

You can strive and strive and the desired goal will still be just beyond your grasp. Something totally off the wall will happen that might be bad but more likely good. The old ways will be swept away in the total rush of the wonderful new that unimaginably came about.


45 posted on 12/22/2007 10:54:18 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Moveon is not us...... Moveon is the enemy)
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To: Luke Skyfreeper
I feel completely let down. Where's the whining? The pathos? The screamed assertions that FR is "just not what it used to be"? Come now, you can do a much better job on an Opus than that! I know you have it in you. Now, get right back to your keyboard and do it right!

On a more serious note, good luck with whatever it is that you feel you need to do. May the Lord bless your endevour, and send you back here soon.
 

46 posted on 12/22/2007 1:17:28 PM PST by zeugma (Hillary! - America's Ex-Wife!)
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To: Luke Skyfreeper
devote my full time and attention to the achievement of certain important personal goals

Amway?

47 posted on 12/22/2007 1:20:19 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Luke Skyfreeper
Two years is a long time, Luke. I found being a love slave to a stable of supermodels got boring after only about six months. Well, don't say I didn't warn you.

Best of luck! ;-)

48 posted on 12/22/2007 1:22:04 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Luke Skyfreeper

Until you return.

Best of success.


49 posted on 12/22/2007 1:23:50 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Luke Skyfreeper
He put in your heart certain wishes and plans; in my heart, he put other different desires.
Sitting Bull, Lakota Chief

Be safe young one.

50 posted on 12/22/2007 1:25:31 PM PST by mad_as_he$$ ("Has there been a code nine? Have you heard from the Doctor?")
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