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Posted on 02/27/2012 11:52:26 AM PST by TitansAFC
He was under incessant attack by the Santorum crowd...as anyone who is critical of Santorum is (let me testify!)...and the victim of false accusation.
I would cite this example: I posted a thread last night by Wes Pruden of the Washington Times that was highly critical of Santorum. As I result I was called names, my motives and integrity were impugned and I was accused of "bashing Christians". It was all a crock.
However, had I been a newbie I likely would have been zotted based on the accusations, not a reading of my words.
I believe Apollo5600 has shown himself to be a credit to the site.
I also believe some of these Santorum supporters need far more scrutiny and examination of their daily name calling and false accusations.
Jim I encourage you to offer that counsel to the admins. It's the worst behavior I have seen in my 13 years here.
I am not even sure I have ever responded to Apollo5600, but if he has a second account that is a no-no.
Seems like everyone wants to have a “troll-zapper” medal, and well, who doesn’t enjoy a really good zot,right?!
Just didn’t see it here based on the evidence provided.He wasn’t here long, but even long time posters have ridden the lightning.
I’m a Newt fan, and now, there are probably some Ron Paul fans laughing at me, based on the polling results. No matter, of the four running, he is the best overall man for the job, in my opinion, warts and all.
I am not a Rick fan—I just don’t think he has what it takes to take on Obama in the general. I also don’t like the fact that he is proud of being the “go-to” guy(also somewhat disputed) in the coup against Gingrich in 1999.
But if he is the GOP nominee, I’ll vote for him.
Come Nov. 6th, it is anybody but Obama. Or bust!
Yes. If we're going to go there, I can name two Santorum supporters worthy of immediate ZOTS.
NO, he is not the one I was referencing with a second account! That’s another very cowardly, very mendacious member.
Like you, I am all in for Newt and I’m not fond of Santorum at all, for many reasons which I don’t need to air.
I’m all for stopping Romney but I sure want Newt to be the winner! I want reasons to fight for our candidate and to work my fanny off for his election.
I don’t want to merely go vote for our nominee, but that’s all I’ll do if it’s Santorum and I won’t even do that much if it’s Romney.
Keep the faith! Don’t stop praying and GO NEWT!
You’re the best, dear exit82!!!
I called it as I saw it.
But hey... I’m sure you insiders will get your way and have Jim override the zot. It’s happened before.
And then - as has happened before - the poster goes on to troll again and is re-zotted.
Good luck on getting Apollo back. Here. I’ll help you as I have no hard feelings...
Jim. Please unzot Apollo.
Guess I was right.
This isn't about whether or not you were "right". Imho, it's about whether or not there is evidence at this time that Apollo56 should have been zotted.
No hard feelings, R2nd.
But make no mistake, I am no insider.
Like you, I call them as I see them.
And if Apollo deserves a zot in the future, I’ll be right there with you.
Right now, I’m all for getting back to the 2012 election as if our lives, fortunes, and sacred honor depended on it.
Well said! :)
But make no mistake, I am no insider.
What??? I thought you were a moderator also.
Oh well. I had nothing to do with Apollo getting the zot. And if he is unzotted, oh well.
I looked at your Wes Pruden thread and right away spotted precisely what you're referecing...lol. I'm sorry to add the (lol) but I had to laugh, as soon as I saw one in particular who's just like clock work on every thread! I'll wager that one is heavy on hitting the abuse button.
I haven't been called a Romney-bot, but I have been called "mean," by a Santorum supporter. LOL. Oh, and another who eventually got a well earned ZOT, called me a liar.
I’m not an insider and I haven’t pinged Jim at all.
Have a wonderful day.
Still waiting. You made an accusation, occompanied by an insult. Back it up.
#112 was for you, Mariner.
Hmmmm..... the zotting of Apollo5600 is a perfect example of why I’m doing a LOT of lucking and not much posting and I’m not discussing the candidates, not here on FR. My choice didn’t run and the others dropped out of are not looking too likely. So at this point, I’m can only get excited about one thing, and that is the ouster of the Marxist that currently is usurping the WH.
The end. :)
Hmmmm..... the zotting of Apollo5600 is a perfect example of why I’m doing a LOT of lucking and not much posting and I’m not discussing the candidates, not here on FR. My choice didn’t run and the others dropped out or are not looking too likely. So at this point, I’m can only get excited about one thing, and that is the ouster of the Marxist that currently is usurping the WH.
The end. :)
If this is the way FR moderators talk about other posters, I think my time and money is better spent elsewhere.
So long, FR.
Oh, the irony.
Of course Apollo5600 makes some sarcastic comments in a Mark Levin-ish way, but if this one went over the line for too many people, I think a warning would have sufficed. If his zot was reduced to a temporary "zot purgatory" I think that would suffice.
Apollo5600 also says stuff like Santorum offers medicore solutions because he has a mediocre intellect. That ticks off Santorum supporters I guess, but I believe it's true and I've said the same thing. And I'll reiterate that "American Constitutionalist" went much further over-the-top in one thread this week by posting multiple times that God was currently enacting vengeance on Newt supporters or something like that.
I also agree with what Apollo5600 said here:
This isnt about beauty contests or cults of personality. Its about fighting our main enemy, an oppressive federal government. Only Newt really has a platform that even begins to address it.
I am not now, nor have I ever been, a moderator.
Thank you very much.
Thanks, JediJones. Well said.
I had to check back to see my original post which started this whole thing, and all I said was:
“I dont celebrate this ZOT at all.
Cant win em all.”
Next time I’ll just stay quiet and out of it. I was just taken aback, given the repeated rancid posts by others, and the one poster you named, that sail by ignored.
I was aware that a mob was after Apollo5600 but like Mariner pointed out, some of the Santorum peeps are truly running wild.
The thing I pray for most, is that this election comes to a sane end, very soon, which includes our original champion, Newt Gingrich, being the winner. GO NEWT!
I dont celebrate this ZOT at all.
Cant win em all.
Next time Ill just stay quiet and out of it. I was just taken aback, given the repeated rancid posts by others, and the one poster you named, that sail by ignored.
I'm glad that you spoke out. I think it was very brave of you.
I’ve been in hibernation. Going back there too! :-)
I mistook you for another poster and falsely (and erroneously) accused you of name calling.
This did not occur.
Have reviewed the history and restored Apollo5600 on probation. Warned him to back way off on the insults, attacks and flamewars if he wants to keep his posting privilege.
Some of the posts that influenced the moderator’s decision to ban the account had already been deleted so you’re not seeing the complete picture. Nonetheless, I’ve restored his account and he can continue posting as long as he avoids the behavior that got him banned.
Now you know my reasons for staying off ZOT ping lists! I would not have known but for a ping from Old Sarge. No ZOT on thread from Admin. Moderator or Jim.
All right, and thanks very much Jim.
Even though I was right in predicting Apollo would be unzotted; I hope my prediction that he will later be rezotted will be proven incorrect.
Thank you, Sir.
Justice has been delivered. Thanks for the wisdom as well as the reminder of what standard the rest of us need to hold ourselves to!
Thank you, Jim.
I’m alive! I’m alive! I’m surprised that I am.
I appreciate you guys who stuck up for me in this thread. I am actually on a probationary period, so the Santorum guys are going to have their bubbles burst by me in a kinder, gentler, more sensitive way.
But to answer the question about where I stand, (since apparently one cannot be taken at what one clearly writes around here) I did not attack faith. I attacked Santorum. I have been saying for quite awhile around here that Santorum uses the religion and social issues to cover up his record and platform. I’ve seen this opinion by others as well, totally independent of my own. It is not an attack on faith. It is purely an attack on a candidate.
And as for who I support, it is Newt Gingrich totally. I was Pro-Cain initially, but after going through a depression when Cain dropped (probably similar to the depression people went through when Palin decided not to run) I switched over to Perry, since I had originally supported him before Cain, and then after a second depression, I switched over to Newt when I took a serious look at his history and realized I had been quite wrong to condemn him and that the world wasn’t ending. If this happens a third time, I’m becoming a sequestered monk and will never deal with politics again.
Newt Gingrich has his flaws, but he definitely has always been one of us. I wrote an article on American Thinker defending Newt’s moon colony idea back when he was getting bashed for it, which should establish my non-troll Bona fides. (My name is Ricardo Galvan Estrada, and it is listed as such on American Thinker.) I don’t think a regular troll would go to the point of defending Newt with a researched article.
As regards to Christianity, I lean Pentecostal. Which means I am on again off again on spiritual gifts. On various forums, though using different names, I have been debating folks on creation vs evolition (I am a creationist) for a number of years, as well as religious debates with Catholics, Mormons, atheists, Muslims (a muslim once told me that in the end days, he would cut off my head) and many others on many other issues. That doesn’t make me a “good” or “holy” or “super religious” person, but it does make me the farthest thing from an atheist or a heathen. If I condemn Santorum, it has nothing to do with religion. It has everything to do with the actual candidate.
And FYI, this whole thread is an exercise in overreaction and outright silliness. So much ado over a minor post! Even “hellspawn” and declarations of glee. You would have to spin very hard to translate my comment into an attack on “faith.” And if the mods investigate some of the other posters around here, they would realize that that kind of an attack happens often.
Anyway, alls well that ends well. Thanks again to the folks who backed me up! I suppose my background check came out okay, so you can take your gloved hand out of my butt looking for weapons or hidden drug stashes please!
And as for my history on Free Republic, I saw a post mentioning a second account? I have read Free Republic for years, but I shy away from large forums since it means getting attacked twenty times in a single minute, which I had found to be overwhelming in the past. I joined FR as a member since I was excited over Cain.
Mind your good manners your Mama taught ya.
Newt is on fire! I didn't remove you from Newt's Ping List.
I know your history and remember when you supported Cain and referred disgracefully to Newt as a sociopath! You've always been rough around the edges but I liked you regardless and you always knew it.
Now, get back into action. We have work to do. God bless you, Newt and all of his steadfast supporters and patriots everywhere! GO FREE REPUBLIC!
Well said! :)
I’m glad you’re back.
It was all my doing that lead to your de-zotment (see post 105).
Yessss, others were gloating over your carcass, but I pleaded on your behalf to restore your account, and Jim relented.
(Yes I am LMAO as I type this. You DO recognize sarcasm, yes?)
And per an earlier post by Onyx... I AM having a wonderful day.
TY sweet trisham.
:) Any time.
Thank you very much! By the way, I’m getting mail by a couple of folks but can’t respond since it says my account is “too new” to use the feature. So, my not replying isn’t post-zot-unzotting bitterness.
Likely due to your probation status!
You’ll be A-OKay in no time at all.
I’m sure you’re getting Welcome Back messages!
Jim, I want to say thank you for doing that.
It is fair and balanced. No one could ask for more.
Apollo5600, I hope you make the best of a new opportunity—welcome back!
Now, now, keep it sweet, maybe not petite, and by all means, try to be discrete!
Everybody was new at one point. It's not like he posted something old timers haven't.
Now it's Newt's turn to rise from the dead for a third time. Zombie Newt is on the ascension and hungry for braaaiinnsss. Santorum will be a light snack before it's on to the main course, Romney with some fava beans and a nice chianti. Then finally Newt gets a taste of his "just desserts" courtesy of a freshly skewered Obama-kabob.