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.
Romney is a socialist. He backed Obamas TARP, he backs national healthcare, oh wait!, Romney wants to impose it at state level in order to by-pass the Constitution. Romney has stated that he thinks more government money may be needed to bolster the economy. Romney also passed Cap and Trade in Massachusetts. Yup. That’s socialism. And he wants to share his view with all of America.
No. Do you donate just so someone will thank your online nickname publicly?
I’m not going to share with you the things that I’ve read and where.
Well the owner can zot to his heart’s content, but it’s friendly fire. The money’s drying up and he has nobody but himself to blame.
Is this, as the poster stated, a site for free discussion? Or is it not? Is this a place where conservatives of varying stripes can discuss rationally, or a place where differing opinions will be ridiculed and insulted, often by mobs you help to organize? Which is it? One or the other.
Yeah I noticed that, they still sleeping?
I do too. It’s why I find it so disconcerting that people who call themselves conservatives are so working to help him get a second term. Mind boggling.
What some of those people don’t seem to realize is that if Obama gets a second term, the Constitution is toast—it will be re-written in Marxist language. If Romney gets elected, no matter how leftward he leans, he will be held back by congress, the media, and no doubt the people who will remind him that if he wants a second term, he’d better play nice.
But with Obama, it’s over.
So sorry to hear about your troubles, Fred. I’m praying for you. Save those worms for next weekend and spend that 10 on a six-pack. More to life than this place.
Jim Robinson has every right to state that his activist, conservative site will not support a man that stands for the polar opposite.
It’s juvenile and simply meant to humiliate the zotted more. Unfortunately, many of them were not trolls.
Which coast are you on ducky?
I agree. the celebrations were sick ... reminded me of tribal dances.
Again, I have no way of knowing why posters are zotted. I don’t ask.
Anyone who liked someone other than Palin or Newt was set up to be zotted. They even keep lists.
That is kind of sick.
Some folks have become exactly what they hate the most. It has been going on a long time. Gone are the days you could find common ground and chat with a person you may disagree with finding out there was a lot they had to offer and had more in common with you than you knew.
I used to have some of those times and remember them with fondness.
Everyone supported TARP. And he backed state health care, which is how the Constitution allows it. Using the 10th Ammendment isnt bypassing the Constitution. I still dont like it, and wouldnt want it here in texas, but to pretend that he abused the Constitution shows a real lack knowledge of what the Constitution says.
But as to Socialism, that is the government controlling the production in the economy. Basically, government run corporations. Regulations are anti-free market, but not necessarily socialist. Just screaming socialist at everything is a pretty weak argument.
Thank you for your service.
I wouldnt expect you to.
Joe, I have no personal knowledge of why posters are banned. I know no more than you do.
So the answer is yes. Thought so
Yup. In fact, I think only a very, very small percentage were.
And that's why I find Free Republic so compelling and worthy of a donation. The boss has set clear and unambiguous standards that are core principles of Christian Constitutional Conservatism. I'm pleased to support America's premiere source for unbiased news and informed opinion.
Plus there are opportunities to engage in conversation with some of the kindest (and may I add, smartest) people on the planet. The ping lists are great too, especially for those of us who like cats! :-)
My vote is mine and is not controlled by you.
It’s worse than that. Some who were zotted during the Perry-supporter purges were fairly big donors. Texans in particular, and southerners in general were insulted and often zotted ultimately—taking their donations elsewhere. One woman on here used say, with great glee, that Texans and southerners were all in-bred, drug their knuckles, and worse. Complaints were ignored. This additional fund-raising thread might have been totally unnecessary if this hadn’t happened.
Somebody could use them to write a paper on the subject of website suicide.
Maybe not this time but you know as well as I and everyone else on this forum that you are a primary member of a ping list that contributes very little in terms of actual political discourse and seems to exist only to police the site and badger other Freepers who don't "toe the line". This ping list has succeeded in getting many decent conservative contributing Freepers banned and driven many more from the site altogether.
DJ, I'm going to tell you something and it might be painful but sometimes the truth hurts. Wanna know something? When you and your ping list succeed in getting me zotted from FR, I'll be able to go to any other conservative site on the internet, register under my current post name and be welcomed with open arms. You and your friends cannot. You may be feared here but on conservative forums outside of FR, you are loathed and mocked.
You can change if you want to, you know this, right?
Yep and it pains me to agree with you for the 2nd time.
Oh, you betcha they keep lists.
During the height of the Cain mania, which was supported by this site, Cain hated Perry and made that known.
So a cadre of Cain supporters got together and established a ping list to disrupt all the positive Perry posts that were put up.
I have to say that those people were the ugliest, most profane, vulgar, vicious and lying people I’ve ever seen on this site. Some were people I thought I knew.
It would not have been allowed in the old days.
The idea that Romney is not going to be better than Obama, let alone much better than Obama, is insane. Here is some news for those who want to ban the members of this forum who want to vote for Romney and defeat Obama: 90% of Republicans and Conservatives are going to walk on broken glass to defeat Obama and vote for Romney. You can shout yell, scream, and intimidate members all what you want but this is the simple fact.
What in the wide, wide world of sports is going on?
My guess: liberal concern trolls posing as Freepers. Voting to get rid of the Kenyan has become a no-no on FR.
Sometimes you have to take small increments when you can get them and work for a larger goal.
One thing the left has, that we do not, is that they were patient. They started with Clinton and worked and waited to push the far left Obama.
People have kids and grandkids and they want the most corrupt administration ever conceived kicked to the curb.
That has a lot of sway.
Well, one could be banned for defending and campaigning for the(soon to be)Republican nominee for President.
I understand that is JR’s prerogative and this is a conservative site that has a very specific agenda. Fostering free discussion is not one of them, however.
I have to admit that even posting this feels as if it might be a grounds for ZOT but I would be remiss if I didn’t opine.
I don’t think people are cheering that they are down, merely explaining why and stating their opinion as to why. DJ I totally get what many of these people are saying. The problem is, a select group, a select few just don’t get it or they don’t care... or maybe they have a different agenda than most.
The Gingrich campaign is confirming that the Republican Party of Florida is to abide by RNC Rule 15(b)(2) and instruction from Chairman Reince Priebus in his letter of December 21, 2011. As noted by Chariman Priebus, winner-take-all states cannot hold a primary or caucus before April 1, 2012. Clearly the rules require that Floridas delegates be allocated proportionately.
Whatever. I asked DJ a simple question, twice. Either free discussion is tolerated on this site, or it is not. One or the other. Again, which is it? If it’s the latter, will you still tout this site as a bastion of free-thinking, intelligent debate? Or will you just lie.
I’m just asking for one tiny little crumb of honesty. You want to zot me, then I have my answer.
Let get ‘er done. Plenty of other stuff to do!
Of course not. FR denizens are political junkies. Most of America listens to TV and hears nothing.
It’s called manipulation. You know that.
I agree. I was a mild Perry supporter, somewhat enthused but not totally. And for sticking up for him, I was called a troll (I was called a secret Mormon on a thread because I didnt think that using a BYU basketball loss was appropriate for a Mormon bashing thread). But seeing the lack of respect people had for Texas posters was disgusting.
There was one poster who said that Perry wanted girls to have abortions, just because that poster liked Santorum.
You’re an oracle?
We disagree again, whew now I feel normal. I don’t want liberals on FR. If I wanted to fight all day, I would go to DU. Liberals aka o bama voters should be zotted. Let them go play on their own playground.
That's your absolute right.
Couldnt get any worse, could it?
This is where we disagree. :-)