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Vanities Arent The Problem (Time For An FR Cleansing)
The Awesome Mind of VaBthang4 ^ | 11/06/08 | VaBthang4

Posted on 11/06/2008 6:27:52 AM PST by VaBthang4

I have been reading some of the crap on this board after the election and some of it is shocking.

I've seen plenty of vanities...but to me vanities aren’t the problem....the messages contained in many of them reflect a mindset that IMHO has no place here.

I've always thought of FR as a place where Conservatives (not Republicans) dominate and idiots kind of hang around the periphery sniping with their stupid notions. But (more and more) you read some of the dumbest crap here...and then see a coterie of nitwits chiming in with their agreement. Allot of it is the type of stuff borne out of mindsets (everything but the truth) that dominate on liberals sites.

IMHO, Jim should boot a grip of these dummies like he has before. They run off and start their own anti-FR websites (that eventually die on the vine). But they do not belong here anymore.

We're not about opposition for the sake of opposition. We (Conservatives) have principles. But you can’t violate your principles while trying to promote them at the same time. Lying, half-truths, vague implications, charges without a shred of evidence, paranoia, etc, etc. That is not how we get down. Or at least shouldnt be.

Some of you all need to check yourselves. And if you don’t, I hope for the good of this website, Jim does.


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To: VaBthang4

There have been so many purges over the years, I’m surprised anyone is left.


101 posted on 11/06/2008 7:54:15 AM PST by joesbucks
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To: B4Ranch
Nope. I've been on so many threads the last few days I simply can't recall any names. Perhaps one of the Admin Mods might know, although it seems to me that they've had their hands full for quite a while as the election drew closer. This week, though, has been a bit crazy.
102 posted on 11/06/2008 7:57:10 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: stylecouncilor

ping


103 posted on 11/06/2008 8:23:59 AM PST by windcliff
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To: Carl LaFong; onedoug; windcliff

Hahaha! Your name is fabulous! “CAPITAL L SMALL A CAPITAL F SMALL O SMALL N SMALL G LAFONG”!! That’s a great movie!


104 posted on 11/06/2008 8:31:17 AM PST by stylecouncilor (I'm a loner Dottie; a rebel.)
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To: stylecouncilor

I love it too.


105 posted on 11/06/2008 8:32:25 AM PST by windcliff
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To: OSHA

To mlocher post # 41:

In the immortal words of Eric Cartman of Southpark{your sentiment, *We need it*}:
SWEET !!

OSHA, We are sharing the same brain today.

Awesome post: RESPECT MY AUTHORITI !!

Offsubject but you all made me laugh on a miserable rainy workday in southern New york....


106 posted on 11/06/2008 8:45:20 AM PST by Uversabound (Our Military past and present: Our Highest example of Brotherhood of Man & Doing God's Will)
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To: stylecouncilor

After Tuesday, I fear our country is full of Mr. Muckles.


107 posted on 11/06/2008 8:45:59 AM PST by Carl LaFong (Building Code Under Fire)
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To: joesbucks
"There have been so many purges over the years, I’m surprised anyone is left."

It's funny how actual conservatives step in and take their place.

108 posted on 11/06/2008 9:47:55 AM PST by VaBthang4 ("He Who Watches Over Israel Will Neither Slumber Nor Sleep")
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To: LittleBillyInfidel

Re: Post #74

~grin~


109 posted on 11/06/2008 9:51:20 AM PST by VaBthang4 ("He Who Watches Over Israel Will Neither Slumber Nor Sleep")
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To: B4Ranch

I know Peach, MiaT, quidnunc, veronica, stuned_beeber, and a bunch of other FReepers were ZOTTED on this thread from April of last year. That was a hugh and series housecleaning.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1821435/posts


110 posted on 11/06/2008 10:48:07 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The USA is now under Marxist siege.)
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To: oblomov
'Impeach Obama' groups pop up on Facebook

Just a few examples from this one thread (above) alone:

Impeach the obahitler.

It is not about the legal action itself but it is about the constant drumbeat of Impeach the marxist. We need to drive barry’s approval rating below that of Bush's lowest. There will be no honeymoon as barry will rape America not make love to it.

We still don’t know if the Obamafuehrer is a natural born citizen.

Those who want to tuck tail and skulk away may do so, but I intend Continue to fight, to discredit and try to bring Obama down. This election was stolen by a Muslim/Marxist...

Interesting that they know membership data already. And it wouldn’t surprise me if one day, those who signed up on Facebook get a knock on their door. We’ll need our own underground. If this campaign taiught us anything, the Obama minions are tech savvy and have lots of help. Cyber defense is going to be key for us. I hope FreeRepublic has some strong firewalls.

111 posted on 11/06/2008 10:48:13 AM PST by VaBthang4 ("He Who Watches Over Israel Will Neither Slumber Nor Sleep")
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To: VaBthang4

Hmmm. People have a tendency to overdo it a bit right after a big event. Go back and look at the discussions regarding Shamnesty, Harriet Miers, or the Kelo decision.

I think the extremes of sentiment will die down a bit. I hope that the determination to fight will not.


112 posted on 11/06/2008 10:55:42 AM PST by oblomov
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To: OSHA

You don’t look like a newt..


113 posted on 11/06/2008 11:30:15 AM PST by Squidpup ("Fight the Good Fight")
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To: VaBthang4

STFU


114 posted on 11/06/2008 11:39:54 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: A.A. Cunningham

~grin~

Struck a nerve heh?


115 posted on 11/06/2008 11:50:06 AM PST by VaBthang4 ("He Who Watches Over Israel Will Neither Slumber Nor Sleep")
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To: VaBthang4

Yep , hate stupid vanities, hmmm wait...this is a stupid vanity. Yep I hate stupid vanities.


116 posted on 11/06/2008 1:30:12 PM PST by Snurple (VEGETARIAN, OLD INDIAN WORD FOR BAD HUNTER.)
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To: VaBthang4

I have been suggesting for some time that we need to have a litmus indicator for who’s posting here. It’s okay if they’re RINOs or liberals or FisconLibertarians, as long as they stop pretending to be conservatives.


117 posted on 11/06/2008 3:25:27 PM PST by Kevmo (Palin/Hunter 2012)
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To: Kevmo
I have been suggesting for some time that we need to have a litmus indicator for who’s posting here.

I bet you even volunteered to write the test.

118 posted on 11/06/2008 3:27:43 PM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: tacticalogic

Why not?

It’s not Pass/Fail, it’s just choose 1 over the other.

Here’s an example.

Score zero to 5. Zero = I strongly agree, 1= I mostly agree. 3= I can’t say/don’t know/won’t say. 4= I mostly disagree. 5 = I strongly disagree.

The 2nd score would be how much emphasis you put on this issue. All the emphases would add up to 100%. In the example below they don’t add up to 100 because I would expect many more items to be on the list. So a 1.3 indicates 1= mostly agree, and 3% emphasis.

So whenever JimRob updates the litmus indicator, we update our answers and all of us know if we’re dealing with a heavy duty libertarian or a kneepad RINO or whatever.

Jesus is God Himself. JG0.20
Life begins at Conception. LC0.10
Late term abortion is murder. LTA0.5
A woman should have the right to choose abortion in the event of rape. RTCr1.1
A woman should have the right to choose abortion in the event of incest.RTCi5.1
Term limits for congressmen is a good idea.CTL1.3
A balanced budget should be a requirement, with automatic across-the-board cuts taking place if a budget is not agreed to. BBR1.2
I would vote for California’s Proposition 8 (Traditional Marriage defined in its constitution)GM0.4
The flat tax is a good idea. FT2.1
George Bush’s tax cuts were the right thing to do.TC1.2
Illegal aliens should all be deported. DIA0.3
Legal immigration should be reduced.LIR1.3
H1B visas should only go to people who have a PhD. HVP0.3
H1B visas should be awarded in order of pay, highest pay get in first, lowest last.HVO2.2
Vouchers are a good idea for schools.Vou0.3

Basically, you just let other Freepers know where you stand and how that interacts with your other beliefs. So if we find someone supporting Gay Rights on a Prop 8 thread and all of their emphasis is in the Financial Sectors of the litmus indicator, we have an idea that maybe they’re just a RINO. The only time I’ve run across you is on crevo threads. It does not surprise me that you find such a litmus indicator objectionable.


119 posted on 11/06/2008 4:28:24 PM PST by Kevmo (Palin/Hunter 2012)
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To: Kevmo
Why not?

To start with, because you didn't even bother to include asking them if they've even read the Constitution.

Stuff your test.

120 posted on 11/06/2008 4:35:29 PM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: tacticalogic

I started from the statement by the founder of FR. I know why someone like you would want us to stuff this “test”, because it reveals exactly who you are and how you’re hiding behind the skirt tails of conservatism. Kiss off, RINOs. You’ve done enough damage to the Republican party.

Statement by the founder of Free Republic
Free Republic ^ | Jim Robinson

Posted on Monday, March 22, 2004 6:22:17 PM by Jim Robinson
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1103363/posts

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121 posted on 11/06/2008 5:03:25 PM PST by Kevmo (Palin/Hunter 2012)
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To: Kevmo

He can kick me off any time he wants to. If you want to be in charge of deciding who stays and who goes, take it up with him.


122 posted on 11/06/2008 5:47:08 PM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: tacticalogic

He can kick me off any time he wants to. If you want to be in charge of deciding who stays and who goes, take it up with him.
***I do not want to be in charge of that, I’ve never wanted to be in charge of that, and the whole point isn’t to kick anyone off. You’d know that if you read my post with understanding. That seems to be a consistent problem with you. My aim isn’t to kick anyone off, it’s just to bring their positions out into the open. There are simply too many jerks like you around here masquerading as conservatives. A litmus snapshot would show that, and you guys couldn’t hide any more. It’s okay to have big-tent conservatism, but we need the lights to be on. When the lights come one, cockroaches like you scurry to the corners.


123 posted on 11/06/2008 6:54:42 PM PST by Kevmo (Palin/Hunter 2012)
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To: Kevmo

Okay, so you want to be annointed as the gold standard of conservativism. Stuff your labels.


124 posted on 11/06/2008 7:00:49 PM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: tacticalogic

I’ll take that as a label. It beats yours: Bug who scurries when light turns on. I’m all for light over darkness.


125 posted on 11/06/2008 7:58:57 PM PST by Kevmo (Palin/Hunter 2012)
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To: Kevmo

hail kevmo! all about the light!


126 posted on 11/06/2008 8:02:16 PM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: VaBthang4

Purge yourself!


127 posted on 11/06/2008 8:07:56 PM PST by dalereed
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To: tacticalogic

TL: Some insult.
Kevmo: Response insult.
TL: Some other insult.
Kevmo: Different, new insult.
TL: Twist on an old insult.
Kevmo: Double twist on old insult.
TL: Can’t let you have the last insult.
Kevmo: Oh, whatever, have the last insult if it makes you feel better.
Usual response: Crickets.

Whatever, dude. You’ve scurried away so many times when freepers have turned the lights on that there should be a nickname for it. If you and your tactics are part of the solution, the problem will never be solved.


128 posted on 11/06/2008 8:29:18 PM PST by Kevmo (Palin/Hunter 2012)
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To: Kevmo

I’ll walk away from a flame war. If that messes with you, tough.


129 posted on 11/07/2008 3:29:04 AM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Kevmo
Not sure I quite understand how to add it up, but here our my answers:

1.I strongly agree, Jesus is God. 2.I strongly agree, Life begins at conception 3.I strongly agree,any abortion is murder.. 4. I strongly disagree, child should never pay for sins of father. 5.go back and forth on term limits. 6. I strongly agree in a balance budget. 7. I would vote for one man, one woman only marriage. 8. I strongly agree flat tax seems like good idea. 9. I strongly agree tax cuts are always good idea. 10.I strongly agree all illegals should be deported, but because we have murdered over 53 million of our own citizens we must let the good, (Christian) ones return to work for us. 11. Legal immigration should be totally rehauled and reduced. 12. Not sure what H1B are, but I am sure I have a strong opinion based on a very conservative world view. 13. Vouchers are a good idea as long as the government keeps its nose out of what is taught.
130 posted on 11/25/2008 9:53:15 PM PST by Delphinium
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To: BubbaBasher

No. It’s not.


131 posted on 11/25/2008 9:55:25 PM PST by Petronski (For the next few years, Gethsemane will not be marginal. We will know that garden. -- Cdl. Stafford)
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To: cripplecreek
But (more and more) you read some of the dumbest crap here...and then see a coterie of nitwits chiming in with their agreement.

I agree.

Me too.

132 posted on 11/25/2008 10:10:06 PM PST by Doe Eyes
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To: Delphinium

That is just a beginning, a teaser/appetizer that I whipped up in 10 minutes of brainstorming. A real litmus matrix would need to be hammered out on across-the-board issues.

Perhaps you’d like to open a thread with me on this topic?


133 posted on 11/26/2008 2:58:02 AM PST by Kevmo (Palin/Hunter 2012)
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