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Posted on 04/17/2012 4:47:30 PM PDT by Williams
Well it's been about 13 years forgot my initial sign in name, so pretty much from the beginning.
Never wanted to write a Free Republic Opus, love reading news stories here and commenting every day.
Would rather not go out in anger seems pointless.
Then today the owner of the site called me a RINO (I'm not), surrender monkey (not) and told me to write my opus and get out.
My sin was fighting with someone who suggested Obama losing in the latest poll is "bad news".
I could list all the insanity of what is going on here. I've tried to approach Jim Robinson in email to gently suggest the problems we are facing. It's clear from that he is not interested in discussing and resolving anything, which is a shame.
But what kind of man, American, conservative will I be if I worry more about losing my 12 year old screen name versus standing up to people who are espousing the advisability of reelecting Barack Hussein Obama, and yes if I fail to stand up to the owner of a site for calling me a liberal when I am a proud conservative?
What Jim Robinson is doing cannot work because first of all he is NOT attacking the posters who say it is best to reelect Obama. He's offended by anyone who says he is thereby supporting Obama. But he doesn't mind calling us names when we attack the pro Obamas.
OK folks, it's not going to work. You can't really oppose Obama's reelection if you may also oppose the republican's election.
Free Republic has become a house divided against itself and it cannot stand.
I'm a conservative I love my country, I have to wish away to the cornfield anyone who would assist in the reelection of Obama, from whatever misguided motivations.
I stand with Dick Cheney. The other day I had to fight with someone disparaging Cheney here. They were not criticized by the owner.
Jim Robinson owes me an apology. Not planning on getting one. The sad fact is I am not writing this because I'm offended. It's because I want to no longer assist here in the destruction of my country by those who will, to varying degrees, assist in Obama's reelection.
Six or seven liberals on the Supreme Court? Maybe atomic destruction down the pike after our disarmament. Israel destroyed. 2nd Amendment neutered. Obamacare used to deny people medical care based on age and political beliefs. Racial strife. A welfare socialist state. US attorneys going after republicans.
My wife is a cancer survivor who reasonably fears that in the future they will deny her care because she is a registered republican. And she's no RINO, she hates Obama and she won't read Free Republic stories anymore because of what is going on here.
We have a real country and real lives out here that go beyond Jim Robinson's ill advised name calling against sincere conservatives who dare to disagree with him.
So F anyone who calls me a RINO for standing with Dick Cheney and against Barack Obama. I hate RINO's and I despise misguided so called conservatives who do anything to reelect Obama.
13 years, but it's nothing when put to the wall on my beliefs against the left wing democrat party. I have too many mirrors to look in. The people here who are every day posting that it will be best to reelect Obama, should be thrown off. Instead, well...
Don’t ask for a refund if you’ve already eaten the meal.
That's because McCain didn't run against Clinton.
No it wasn't.
Same holds true today.
No it doesn't.
Told not to.
Yes on both counts. For those who were/are paying attention.
Is it me or do conservative types rarely misbehave in public places? Like getting tossed from private businesses/places... I’m sure it happens, but mostly it’s folks batting for the other team that think their misbehavior should be rewarded and that they have ‘rights’ to do things and behave in ways (dictating policy and such) they don’t really have.
And you swallowed it. Hook, line, and sinker.
Do whatever your heart desires.
I see why its “I have,” meaning in the past. Your business model is dubious.
We’ve never seen a flame like that. Except about 50,000 times! LOL
From a Newt campaign worker to you, thanks for not abandoning the Republican party ergo the country.
We can’t all have it the way we want, but the men accept it and work for a better resolution. The babies pout and take their toys and go home.
Which one are the folks here going to be?
No but I get the distinct impression you also were not standing there demanding compensation for your indiscretions and a “We participated” ribbon either ;)
I've never had three replies, you and two others, within a minute of Posting a comment. It just proves my point.
It seems there is no compromise between the two factions and I have yet to see one FReeper changing their position after being confronted with the opposing view. A whole lot of keystrokes without a whole lot of progress.
That's where we are and these endless battles won't change a darn thing in the long run, unless a Free Republic purge is on the horizon. The rubber will hit the road after “someone” becomes the GOP Nominee.
Anyway, that's how I see it. Nothing more to say.
And if the best the GOP can do is Romney, they can't count on me.
And all of your calling us babies for not supporting the GOP regardless, isn't going to work.
I WILL NEVER VOTE FOR ROMNEY. EVER!
I hope I've made myself clear.
And I will, and am, actively campaigning against him, including phone calls and personal visits.
I’m not afraid to post my point of view. If it gets me bumped, so be it. Better that than to live in fear of not falling perfectly in line so the webmaster might grant me another day!
He definitely got it right.
Make it bigger. Jim might doubt you.
Prove you’re a good conservative!
This thread is slow compared to many that I remember. Ones with twenty posts in the time it took to make one short reply.
That’s how I feel about your lame insults. They don’t sway me at all. No substance.
What personal attacks? I didn’t bring up Batman, you did. You, like others, suggest not fully supporting a Republican means we want a statist.
I simply pointed out that YOU, on your own, put a silly test result from SOME website you don’t list and are clearly proud to be rated 25% on serious conservative issues. That being personal responsibility and ethics. Again, how is pointing that out a personal attack?
Of course Batman isn’t real, so why did you bring it up? It’s just a silly part of my profile. How can that be in any way connected to my simple logic that I might not want to take advice from a “conservative” that admits 25% of the time they unethically don’t mind ignoring their personal responsibility?
Without the questions you answered then I’m free to judge the results. Frankly, I bet they were about pot. Or will you misread that comment also?
And personally, I do think that the discussion will change things. Perhaps not with the posters, but with those that monitor this web-site.
If they see enough "We will Never Ever vote for a Liberal, even Romney" then maybe they will think again.
And then, maybe not. I'm not going to think that I'm in control of anything other than what I do myself. And I can't for for a liberal. Not even a Republican liberal.
I hope you don't take any potential disagreement personally. I don't know you from Adam.
Just how have I been had by the GOP? I’ve been for Newt from the get go. Still am.
You taking the time to post that my comments mean nothing to you! That’s my point! You’re supposes to have a different point of view damn it!! Tell me I’m wrong about something I say and why. It’s called dialogue. What’s the point of being around hundreds of people who all have the same opinion as you do? And they all will have the same opinion as you sooner or later.
And Freepathons will continue to drag on over the fiscal boundaries of the quarter.
I don't much give a rat's pointy little tail what Jim thinks of me. And he's smacked me down a few times. I am grateful that he hosts this forum, and I'll abide by his rules, since mostly, we agree.
I'm here because we agree.
I don't agree because I want to be here.
Well, I’m a woman, but thank you for the sentiment and for supporting Newt.
If you’re campaigning against him, for whom are you campaigning?
When people get this wound up, I always think of my favorite line from the Play / Movie “Harvey”.
‘In this world Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.’ Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. And you may quote me.”
There isn't a whole lot of pleasant around here lately, and I have even found myself not following that dictate.
If you have never seen that Movie, I highly recommend it. I guarantee it will bring a smile to your heart.
The primaries aren't over yet. So I don't know who I'll be campaigning for in the election. 6 and half months is a long time.
Pinging the big man. Telling the teacher on me? The Jüdischer Ordnungsdienst of FR? Or are you worried that your interaction with me might get you bumped too?
Weak. Now I understand the mentality here.
I’m not scared of him, I abhor communism. Been there, done that.
And if you don’t see what’s happening to this country, I can’t help you.
“Better that than to live in fear of not falling perfectly in line so the webmaster might grant me another day!”
You know what noob?
You smell like trouble.
And I can smell trouble a mile away.
Try this on for size:
This ain’t a debating society.
This place (From JR himself on the “about” page)”...is pro-God, pro-life, pro-family, pro-Constitution, pro-Bill of Rights, pro-gun, pro-limited government, pro-private property rights, pro-limited taxes, pro-capitalism, pro-national defense, pro-freedom, and-pro America. We oppose all forms of liberalism, socialism, fascism, pacifism, totalitarianism, anarchism, government enforced atheism, abortionism, feminism, homosexualism, racism, wacko environmentalism, judicial activism, etc. We also oppose the United Nations or any other world government body that may attempt to impose its will or rule over our sovereign nation and sovereign people. We believe in defending our borders, our constitution and our national sovereignty.”
That being said, a wide variety of opinions and ideas are discussed since we all have our ideas how to best promote conservatism and how to protect and save freedom. But we have the same goals. Those that do not share those goals but instead work against them here can count on catching the attention of the Viking Kitties. Who will ZOT! them with prejudice. Beware the ozone!
Your first amendment rights don’t apply here, this is private property.
JR is not the “Webmaster” he is the founder and owner of this place.
I suspect your stay here is going to be a mite short.
You wouldn't know that.
Well see now, we have much in common.
retread troll zot.
Shorter than I thought. LOL!
We have a long way to go and in Politics things turn on a dime. It will be an interesting year to say the least.
Take care my FRiend. After all, it's just the Internet.
I miss an America I never saw. And I surely miss the America of my youth.
As a 9 year old, with a buddy, each riding our bikes with a .22 strapped to the handlebars, stopped by the local cop at the corner so he could tell us there were snapping turtles at his favorite fishing hole...
You think that would fly today?
My America is ruined.
By people that voted for the lesser evil. And things just moved left.
By the way, the welcome sign on our main forum page pretty much explains our purpose and who we are inviting.
“Welcome to Free Republic, America’s exclusive site for God, Family, Country, Life & Liberty conservatives!”
As a conservative site, Free Republic is pro-God, pro-life, pro-family, pro-Constitution, pro-Bill of Rights, pro-gun, pro-limited government, pro-private property rights, pro-limited taxes, pro-capitalism, pro-national defense, pro-freedom, and-pro America. We oppose all forms of liberalism, socialism, fascism, pacifism, totalitarianism, anarchism, government enforced atheism, abortionism, feminism, homosexualism, racism, wacko environmentalism, judicial activism, etc. We also oppose the United Nations or any other world government body that may attempt to impose its will or rule over our sovereign nation and sovereign people. We believe in defending our BORDERS, our constitution and our national sovereignty.
Free Republic is private property. It is not a government project, nor is it funded by government or taxpayer money. We are not a publicly owned entity nor are we an IRS tax-free non-profit organization. We pay all applicable taxes on our income. We are not connected to or funded by any political party, news agency, or any other entity. We sell no merchandise, product or service, and we offer no subscriptions or paid memberships. We accept no paid advertising or promotions. We are funded solely by donations (non tax deductible gifts) from our readers and participants.
We aggressively defend our God-given and first amendment guaranteed rights to free speech, free press, free religion, and FREEDOM of ASSOCIATION, as well as our constitutional right to control the use and content of our own personal private property. Despite the wailing of the liberal trolls and other doom & gloom naysayers, we feel no compelling need to allow them a platform to promote their repugnant and obnoxious propaganda from our forum. Free Republic is NOT a liberal debating society. We are conservative activists dedicated to defending our GOD-GIVEN rights, defending our constitution, defending our republic and defending our traditional American way of Life.
Our God-given Life, Liberty and freedoms are NOT negotiable!!
For God, Family, Country, Life and Liberty!!
If you cannot live with the above, fine, but keep your mouth shut about it while on FR. Don’t fight against us on ANY of our deeply held beliefs!!
DON’T TREAD ON ME!!
Anti-Life, anti-Liberty trolls will be ZOT on sight!!
This means you.
It's what comes later that is causing all the derision here.
Just a retread moby troll.
Here’s one of his posts as a more accurate earlier persona:
HAHA! WE GOT THIS YOU FREE REPUBLIC JERKS!!
THESE ARE OUR STREETS! PREPARE FOR A DOS ATTACK!!!
Tagline: Death to Free Republic- once and for all!
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I can't help out with $$s like I used to, but I do love this place because I don't have to be politically correct, or slant my view toward the middle. It's a conservative haven.
Things improve for me, I'll pay my tab. Thanks for letting me ride. I can't do anything more than say 'thank you' right now. And I do feel bad about that. Hard enough to keep food on the table and lights on.
Wow. I'm not on FR 24x7, but I have yet to see evidence of that from posters other than trolls. Good luck.
Are you deaf, dumb, and blind? There is an endless stream of comments about FR members willing to cut their nose to spite their face when it comes to supporting Mitt Romney. It's over. The fat lady is about to sing. Mitt Romney is on top of the GOP heap. If you think Romney is as bad as Obama and do silly things like write in losers and those who did not even run, you will guarantee Obama's reelection. I assure you Marxism will weigh a lot heavier than a progressive capitalist.