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It's Compliment Weekend at FR!
None | 6/21/02 | AGYG

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 you’re 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, I’m not fishing for compliments. I’ve already been called every name in the book here on FR, and “toothless hag” is still my personal favorite.


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To: Constitution Day
Maybe we'll get rid of Gov. Wea$ley & Co. soon rather than later!

Here's a big to that!

301 posted on 06/21/2002 11:39:34 AM PDT by callisto
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To: Fred Mertz; thinden; rdavis84
I'd like to compliment NDCORUP for lying low for so long.

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!

302 posted on 06/21/2002 11:40:02 AM PDT by mancini
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To: anniegetyourgun
It's nice to see everybody passing out the compliments, to often we let little differences divide us when we should stand together as Conservatives. I have several fella's that I converse with especially my Rebel Yelling brothers in Dixie. However the one person I really miss is someone we all loved hating, A+Bert. Whatever happened to the old pain in the @ss, anybody?
303 posted on 06/21/2002 11:40:04 AM PDT by HELLRAISER II
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To: rintense

Thank You Rintense

304 posted on 06/21/2002 11:40:10 AM PDT by Mo1
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To: summer; floriduh voter
Thanks for your pings.
305 posted on 06/21/2002 11:40:12 AM PDT by AmishDude
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To: FreedomFriend
Thanks for accidentally creating the funniest thread I ever read on Free Republic.

O2
306 posted on 06/21/2002 11:41:41 AM PDT by omegatoo
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To: Sabertooth
hahaha
307 posted on 06/21/2002 11:41:48 AM PDT by Sir Gawain
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To: All
I couldn't begin to list all the names that I would fit in here -- there's far too many for me to even remember. But thanks for making me feel welcome, thanks for putting up with me and my sick sense of humor, and my loud mouth. And most of all thank you for being there to lean on when I needed you last week...

All'o'y'all rock!

308 posted on 06/21/2002 11:42:05 AM PDT by mhking
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To: bobbyd; chad_dimple; dix; HoustonCurmudgeon; Humidston; PetroniDE; Xenalyte; Flyer; ...
You guys ALL rock!
309 posted on 06/21/2002 11:43:38 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Admin Moderator
Flattery will get you anywhere you want to go. : )

Thank you.

310 posted on 06/21/2002 11:44:15 AM PDT by BADJOE
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To: Constitution Day
Sam Smith’s Pale Ale! That’s one of my all-time favorites.

And it’s so expensive!

You really shouldn’t have, but thanks!

311 posted on 06/21/2002 11:45:22 AM PDT by dead
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To: kayak
And thank you for including me. You are a delightful orange kayak!! :)
312 posted on 06/21/2002 11:45:32 AM PDT by DallasGal
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To: KissOfTheSith; Inge_CAV; KLT; happygrl; MurryMom
MurryMom: I appreciate all you've brought to this forum:

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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?

313 posted on 06/21/2002 11:45:46 AM PDT by AmishDude
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To: JennysCool
You cool.
314 posted on 06/21/2002 11:45:50 AM PDT by dead
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To: rageaholic; hellinahandcart
Thank you for coming up with the two ultimate generic FreeRepublic screen names!

You rock!
315 posted on 06/21/2002 11:46:29 AM PDT by tictoc
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts; CatoRenasci; Nick Danger; longshadow; Junior; PatrickHenry; jlogajan; ...
I'd also like to compliment general_re's vast knowledge and his willingness to share it here,

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...

316 posted on 06/21/2002 11:46:52 AM PDT by general_re
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To: stainlessbanner
Thank You SB,

My Compliments.
317 posted on 06/21/2002 11:48:09 AM PDT by wardaddy
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To: general_re
PatrickHenry - who knows a good noir story when he sees one;

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 ...

318 posted on 06/21/2002 11:53:19 AM PDT by PatrickHenry
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To: anniegetyourgun
Just what we need, another vanity post.

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.

319 posted on 06/21/2002 11:54:03 AM PDT by AmishDude
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To: general_re; shaggy eel; RadioAstronomer
Oh, no, I forgot two that definitely need inclusion, and whom I am privileged to call friends:

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 ;)

320 posted on 06/21/2002 11:55:06 AM PDT by general_re
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To: Jim Robinson; JustAmy; FriendAnn; senorita; gracie1; Mama_Bear; jkphoto; goodieD; at bay
I would like to say that you guys who I FReep the peaceniks with every Friday night are the most dedicated, patriotic bunch of FReepers ever! See you tonight!


321 posted on 06/21/2002 11:55:57 AM PDT by mtngrl@vrwc
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To: Carolina
Thank you Carolina! You add a special view when you visit The Belvedere Room. Everyone come on over! Leave us a few lines of prose, or poetry we like lots company!

Thanks to all who give of their time, work so hard at Free Republic. :O)
322 posted on 06/21/2002 11:56:06 AM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: Diogenesis
Thank you for the wonderful "Gotta See This" threads!
323 posted on 06/21/2002 11:57:04 AM PDT by kayak
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To: Texasforever; DemoSmear; VA Advogado; hchutch; Poohbah
Thank you all, too.....for the fun and the "learning."
324 posted on 06/21/2002 11:57:17 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: rintense
Your work keeps us informed and entertained. All the thanks goes to you. ;-)
325 posted on 06/21/2002 11:58:43 AM PDT by Corporate Law
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To: PatrickHenry
Ah well, as long as they get the name right ...

Well, okay:

Patrick Henry - who remains (so far) unindicted.

;)

326 posted on 06/21/2002 11:59:13 AM PDT by general_re
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To: Lazamataz
Laz plays well with others and shares his toys...but not his snacks...always room for improvement, me lad!
327 posted on 06/21/2002 12:06:21 PM PDT by morjon
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To: Howlin; rintense; Miss Marple; deport; A Citizen Reporter; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; Grampa Dave; ...
Thanks for the pings! I am with Howlin -- so glad that you all are on here when I come on along with so many others.

A special thanks to my OU Sooner friends, OK Sooner, VOA, and Ole Okie -- it was fun after being down to go to the top in Football and Ole Okie predicted it. Ole Okie -- still waiting for your prediction for this year!

Sabertooth -- I love your different graphics when you post -- one of my favorite animals!


328 posted on 06/21/2002 12:07:53 PM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: mtngrl@vrwc
We would like to thank you, mtngrl, for being there every Friday and for posting the Rally thread every week.

329 posted on 06/21/2002 12:08:03 PM PDT by JustAmy
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To: anniegetyourgun; Snow Bunny; FallGuy; JohnHuang2; Mama_Bear; Victoria Delsoul; daisyscarlett; ...
A Thank You to all of our active duty FReepers.
Thank You for your service to our country.


330 posted on 06/21/2002 12:10:12 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: general_re; betty boop
Well, I'd return some sort of compliment to general_re if it weren't for the fact that he annoys the hell out of me because he knows everything about anything you talk to him about. I can't pull anything past him!

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)

331 posted on 06/21/2002 12:11:51 PM PDT by inquest
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Everyone already loves you 3C!
332 posted on 06/21/2002 12:13:07 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: Lazamataz
Laz: Did you finally get all your rocks off? :)

333 posted on 06/21/2002 12:13:34 PM PDT by logos
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To: dead; Joe Brower
"Laconic" is a rarified compliment in my book.
334 posted on 06/21/2002 12:14:25 PM PDT by wardaddy
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To: Howlin; All
My thanks go to the TEAM Who are too many to name. that help with the fundraising. Without them we wouldn't have this place.

God Bless each and everyone of you.

2ndMostConservativeBoardMbr,

Vermonter

Topaz

WIMom

Mo1

Gabz

BeforeISleep

Fiddlstix

Lodwick

AFVetGal

Registered

Willa Johns

Dutchess

RequiemforTruth

The Valentine boys

We all are in debt to your tireless efforts.

My apollogy to those I've missed.

335 posted on 06/21/2002 12:14:47 PM PDT by BADJOE
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To: dead
Sam Smith’s Pale Ale! That’s one of my all-time favorites.

You're welcome!

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!

336 posted on 06/21/2002 12:14:58 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Jeff Head; BeforeISleep; d14truth; ForGod'sSake; Dubya; nicmarlo; Snow Bunny
Thanks for your tireless efforts on the Flag Raising and Memorial thread

..... and a special thanks to you, Jeff, for starting that marvelous effort as well as your activism on Klamath Falls and other things.

337 posted on 06/21/2002 12:16:05 PM PDT by kayak
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To: morjon
Laz plays well with others and shares his toys...but not his snacks...always room for improvement, me lad!

Plus he runs with scissors, so there's plenty of room for improvement!

338 posted on 06/21/2002 12:16:56 PM PDT by mhking
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To: Howlin
Thanks to you ALL for the many, many laughs over the past months; it's so nice to know that any time of day, you are are "in here" in my monitor, chatting away, and I can come in and visit!

And I thank you .. I have admired your posts for a long time .. yes I'm a stalker also .. LOL

339 posted on 06/21/2002 12:18:59 PM PDT by Mo1
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To: PhiKapMom
Sabertooth -- I love your different graphics when you post -- one of my favorite animals!
Thanks, PKM. this one's just for you...



340 posted on 06/21/2002 12:19:57 PM PDT by Sabertooth
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To: BADJOE
Dittos, BADJOE, on that list of FReepers who work so tirelessly on the FReepathon threads ..... and a HUGE thank you to you!!!

In honor of all these fine people, I will NOT post a picture of the ostrich .... or of the cat .... hehe!

341 posted on 06/21/2002 12:20:16 PM PDT by kayak
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To: anniegetyourgun; one_particular_harbour; Howlin; riley1992; RikaStrom; xsmommy; ...
Great idea, annie!

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!

342 posted on 06/21/2002 12:20:26 PM PDT by Bella_Bru
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To: Howlin
Thank YOU for never letting anyone bash OUR president without a reminder from you! Thanks for being there!!!
343 posted on 06/21/2002 12:21:02 PM PDT by OldFriend
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To: Sabertooth
You just want to be naughty
As naughty as can be
So I'll remember
You posted to me. :-)
344 posted on 06/21/2002 12:22:32 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: general_re
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 ;)

Why, thank you, general! That's so nice to hear. Believe me, the feeling is mutual:^)

Cordially,

346 posted on 06/21/2002 12:22:58 PM PDT by Diamond
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To: general_re
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...

Agree. For me, FR is

a William Burroughs junky heroin high
a smoke-filled back room at the Warren Tavern in Charlestown circa 1768
Newspaper Row
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.


347 posted on 06/21/2002 12:23:13 PM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost
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To: Mo1
You Rock ...
Hey, grrrrrreat lips Mo... and no teeth!



348 posted on 06/21/2002 12:23:29 PM PDT by Sabertooth
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To: one_particular_harbour
You are such a good guy, OPH. ;-)
349 posted on 06/21/2002 12:23:34 PM PDT by Bella_Bru
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To: Jimmy Valentine
Hearing about you guys standing in front of the veep's house and shouting GET OUT OF CHENEY'S HOUSE.......has to be the highlight of all freepin!!!! I still have a big smile on my face at the very thought of those days. Don't know how we would have gotten thru those 36 days of hell without the Florida 'thugs'......and the D.C. warriors.........BLESS YOU ALL
350 posted on 06/21/2002 12:23:57 PM PDT by OldFriend
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