Skip to comments.Let's put this to bed. We have bigger fish to fry.
Posted on 04/27/2012 4:56:50 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Everyone please send whatever you are able to, whether it is $10, $100 or $1,000+. The DUmmies, Morons, Kos Kiddies and that crew are laughing up their sleeves. Jim may have to make this site members only or allow ads. Better for us to just help with what we can. Maybe you can donate as a memorial for a lost loved one, a servicemember who never made it home or was disabled defending our country. Perhaps you'd like to give to keep free discussion alive and to show them that we're not knuckling under. I'm sure a well thought out or prayerful meditation will lead you to see the need and how you can help. If every registered FReeper and our lurkers would each just help out with a fin or a sawbuck, or better yet a Ben Franklin, we could put this to bed and get on with the conservative cause.
Yes, that's exactly what they propose to do. I stand with you, our right to vote was bought with the blood and treasure of generations past and present and mine will not be wasted so I can join a group temper tantrum in cyberspace.
Please read what vox_freedom is responding to.
I completely agree.
I’d appreciate a post number, please.
I can sometimes miss construe posts and referent posts etc.
My theory has long been that perhaps deep pockets buy special privileges. If that isn't the case, we can only hope that when bludgeoned over the head by the same complaint over and over again a sense of self preservation will set in. I have always avoided that clique like the plague.
Vinegar on fries is awesome!
Lemon works too, particularly with Mediterranean food
THANKS FOR YOUR KIND WORDS and a great reality check.
You obviously haven't read the same comments on multiple threads I've seen over the past many months.
So you haven't run into any Ron Paul bots over the past year? You haven't read any comments by Romney-ites who were then discovered and banned? Claiming that you've never ever seen such comments on Free Republic is untrue, inaccurate, cheeky and foolish.
I’ve never observed that cults have a great deal of constructive influence on the body politic, on the Nation, on the planet.
Cults increasingly become in-grown, myopic, full of back-biting, prissy rigid narrowness, brittle, fractured, irrational and full of intense hostility toward ALL OUT-GROUP individuals regardless of how similar etc.
FR will either become LESS cult-like or MORE cult-like after this.
What you fail to understand is that conservatism is *NOT* defined by *YOU*.
Therefore, if you read something you don’t like, it doesn’t suddenly cease to be conservative.
And thus, trying to zot the member who posted it doesn’t mean the poster wasn’t conservative.
That is my compensation plus Amy’s and Chris’ who works here part time helping me and learning the ropes (ie, Management and Administration) plus a part of our related payroll tax expenses.
I’m sure there are probably others who might be able to run a site as large as FR for fewer bucks (maybe), but they’ll probably need to be independently wealthy if they don’t take compensation and thus they’re probably not really interested in running a donor based grassroots organization. Nor will they put in the hours I do.
Thank you very much!!
And this just in:
$366.00 from Michigan
$50.00 from North Carolina
Thank you very much, Michigan and North Carolina!!
And we’re now over THIRTY-TWO percent!!
With that, we’re going to dinner. Will bbl.
OPEN ALL NIGHT!!
Dammit people are always wanting stuff their way!
Life shouldn’t be this hard! LOL!
I work very hard to post the truth as I see it, know it and have experienced it.
I have NOT seen posts contrary to those core values by anyone I consider an authentic CONSERVATIVE FREEPER.
Actually, I don’t RECALL seeing any by anyone.
No, it IS TRUE, that I’ve greatly reduced my reading and posting on FR.
I’ve been forceably restricted to posting almost only about things that are not of great spiritual or END TIMES importance to me so I don’t spend as much time here as I used to. So it’s plausible that I’ve missed such posts.
However, I think the spirit and gist of my post still stands.
THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF FREEPERS ON FR ARE AUTHENTIC CONSERVATIVES WHO MORE OR LESS WHOLEHEARTEDLY SUPPORT OUR CORE VALUES.
I’ll continue to believe that until I OBSERVE otherwise.
Narrow, rigid, prissy, tunnel-visioned folks do not define reality for me. They can distort reality 6 ways to Sunday if they wish. I don’t take THEIR distortions on as my own.
I have not read the entire thread. I cannot. TOO painful. I found this post which expresses my felling very well and will tag a few thoughts on.
I LOVED this place for a very long time and once said that I had never met a Freeper I didn't like. You, your wife, and son are among those folks Jim and nothing has changed in that regard as far as you are concerned but, sad as it is, those days are gone and it saddens me more than you can imagine. I very much preferred the FR of 1998 (flame wars and all) to the FR of today. Back then this was a crucible where ideas of every stripe were melted down and refined. Today it is nothing more than a boring echo chamber and I have rarely posted on the main forum for quite some time now.
This place belongs to you Jim and you have every right to do with it as you wish. I have never said anything other than that from day one but I must confess to you that I no longer find FR WORTH contributing to sad as that is. And one more thing before I go. I don't like Mitt Romney any better than you do but I WILL vote for him in November! The alternative is just too horrible to contemplate.
If you are in a bannin mood it would appear that you have lot of work to do.
Thanks for stating the truth so eloquently.
Guess a moderator just got revealed...