Skip to comments.It's Compliment Weekend at FR!
Posted on 06/21/2002 9:18:04 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
Given the carping and nasty nature of FR as of late, I thought it might be a good time to see the more civil and gracious side of participants. Here is a thread for just that purpose to edify, encourage, and thank.
Ever wanted to thank that unsung FR hero? Agree or disagree, why not tell JohnHuang2 or Registered how much you appreciate their skills. And can you imagine the many hours Alamo-Girl puts into her work? Perhaps you appreciate how well the folks over at Word For The Day wield their words. Or maybe you just want to tell WIMom and her gang that youre sorry for all your unkind words about the recent Freepathon ads, and thank her for all her hard work on that. Maybe you are an FR Radio fan. Well, you get the idea.
What this thread is NOT for: complaints against the management, flaming those you disagree with, bashing the current administration, leaving your opus, whinning about someone being banned, criticizing FR spelling, grammar, or sentence structure, calling out newbies (unless they are disrupting this thread, of course), shilling for your candidacy, carping about a particular regular thread. Well, you get the idea.
Freep on ..
P.S. No, Im not fishing for compliments. Ive already been called every name in the book here on FR, and toothless hag is still my personal favorite.
Here's a big to that!
Now there was a man in dire need of a compliment. He was so cantankerous. Of course, I would be too if I was missing most of my teeth!
Thank You Rintense
And its so expensive!
You really shouldnt have, but thanks!
Well, it's the thought that counts!
PS, I thank the rest of you for a few great laugh.
Yes, even you, KissoftheSith, let's just not make it FrenchKissoftheSith, OK?
Oy. I have been cleverly faking it ;)
That being said, allow me to recognize some folks who truly intimidate me with the breadth and depth of their knowledge, and who have caught my eye in one way or another, whether I agree with them or not - some of them, I may never have even posted to, but I noticed anyway. In no particular order:
CatoRenasci - just for being a damn smart fellow all the way around - his posts are always worth reading twice;
Nick Danger - if I ever happen to find myself in disagreement with Nick, I know it's time to stop and seriously rethink my position;
longshadow - for performance above and beyond the call of duty, in general moral support, and cleverness in the face of obtuseness;
Junior - who can always be counted on to push the envelope a bit farther than is probably a good idea ;) ;
PatrickHenry - who knows a good noir story when he sees one;
jlogajan - for general fearlessness;
Gumlegs - who has a cool hat;
Dimensio - who was kind enough not to smack me down when I maybe went too far in my logical argumentation the other day;
balrog666 - who can be counted on to always have something insightful to add;
inquest and Diamond - for doing a bang-up job of holding up the wrong end of the crevo threads, and who manage to do it with class and grace ;)
AndrewC - who may be a nitpicking, word-lawyering b*stard, but on the other hand, he's damn good at it ;)
(how's that for backhanded? ;) )
dighton, Orual, and aculeus - the Three Stooges, for being some of the most insightfully funny people I've ever had the pleasure of encountering;
Lazamataz and Iowahawk - for being two of the funniest people that I've ever failed to avoid reading;
Phantom Lord - not just for being a local boy, but for having the good sense to escape and stay out;
Behind Liberal Lines and NativeNewYorker - for performance above and beyond the call of duty, and service faithfully rendered while behind enemy lines;
Texasforever - for extreme common sense, and overall being a Good Guy;
tpaine - who has probably aggravated everyone who's ever interacted with him, including everyone who's ever agreed with him, but who continues soldiering on nonetheless;
Poohbah - who reflects well on all of us simply by being here and sharing his exceptional insights;
headsonpikes, coteblanche and habs4ever- for proving that there's intelligent life north of the border;
Hemingway's Ghost, xsmommy, tomkat, and christine11 - who all appreciate a good thong when they see it;
Bush2000 and Dominic Harr - who will probably both blanch at being included together in anything, since they generally despise one another, but without whom the Microsoft threads would be much less interesting ;)
one_particular_harbor - for bailing me out of that jam I was in (hey, she said she was 19, for cryin' out loud), and for having a fabulous sense of humor on top of a desire to do the right thing, no matter how unpopular;
And many, many others, whom I am surely forgetting. FR is like a second home to me, and I am terifically glad to have found it. Here's to many, many more years of promoting the right way for the country...
All my accomplishments (including some really impressive modesty), and that's the only one you can mention? Ah well, as long as they get the name right ...
Does this need to be in Breaking News?
Just kidding, of course. Thanks for the thread.
And thanks for sending me the nude pictures, just don't tell anybody else.
Oops, wait! I shouldn't have written that. Oops! I shouldn't have hit the Post button.
shaggy eel - I'm gonna take you up on that invite one of these days, I swear. Save me a Tui ;)
RadioAstronomer - for being knowledgeable, insightful, thoughtful, and for generally letting me hang around ;)
Patrick Henry - who remains (so far) unindicted.
And betty, I just want to say thanks for the insights you've bumped my way. Also, I've lurked for quite some time before signing on, so I've seen you before, and I've been quite impressed by your ability to hold up under flaming and keeping threads that you're on at a civilized level, despite the determined attempts by everyone else to pull them in the opposite direction.
(Man, this thread ought to be titled "The Six Degrees of FreeRepublic". Everyone's here)
God Bless each and everyone of you.
The Valentine boys
We all are in debt to your tireless efforts.
My apollogy to those I've missed.
I got to see the brewery while in Tadcaster, N.Yorkshire earlier this year.
Unfortunately I was working, so no time for samples. :(
We did get to sample the local stuff at the pubs though!
..... and a special thanks to you, Jeff, for starting that marvelous effort as well as your activism on Klamath Falls and other things.
Plus he runs with scissors, so there's plenty of room for improvement!
And I thank you .. I have admired your posts for a long time .. yes I'm a stalker also .. LOL
Thanks, PKM. this one's just for you...
In honor of all these fine people, I will NOT post a picture of the ostrich .... or of the cat .... hehe!
First, I want to thank JimRob for the great site.
I also want to thank you, annie, for starting Word For the Day and tolerationg us for so long, and now Rika for taking it over and continuing the tolerance whilst sifting through FReepmails of "You people are dumb", and "Can you tell your participants to tone it down".
Thanks to riley1992, OPH, dub, xs, and all my SPG buds for making me laugh and having fun with me on some threads that get pulled pretty quick (like the semen thread from the other day).
Thank you Howlin for making me smile and being so darn polite in the face of being called a Bushbot.
And of course, thanks to my baby, StoneColdGOP...because meeting you on FR was the best thing that happened to me!
Why, thank you, general! That's so nice to hear. Believe me, the feeling is mutual:^)
Agree. For me, FR is
a William Burroughs junky heroin high
a smoke-filled back room at the Warren Tavern in Charlestown circa 1768
the wardroom on a good day
a place to kick off your shoes, take off your pants, and get down and dirty
Fear and Loathing
Better than TV
Once FR starts producing original content, I may never look at another media outlet again. Thanks to all those I've learned from, argued against, goofed around with, etc. since '97. All hyperbole aside, I think this is the most important political website on the Web.