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A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day 09-05-02
Dansangel and Billie

Posted on 09/05/2002 3:59:29 AM PDT by Billie

A Few of FR's Finest.....
......Every Day

FR is a Treasure Trove of talented, compassionate, patriotic, wonderful people who gather every day to discuss the latest news and issues;  salute
and support our military and our leaders;  tell a few jokes;  learn a new
word;  write poetry;  pray for those in need;  and congratulate those who
are deserving. Thank you, Jim Robinson, for giving us the vehicle in which
we can express ourselves.

Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.  I
can remember lurking when there were only a few regulars who posted, and now there are over 60,000 who have registered for posting privileges. The forum is read daily by tens of thousands
of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world.

A Few of FR's Finest November 11, 2001

So many people have written me since my original Veteran's Day Tribute, asking how they, or a loved one, could be included in that tribute. Since I can no longer add the photos to the body of the thread, I've been including them in additional posts as I received enough to make another collage.

Still that doesn't seem to be enough. I think there's never been a better nor more appropriate time to keep the faces of our own Veterans and Active Military in front of FReepers--every day! That's why I wanted to do yet another Daily Thread .....ABOUT FReepers .....and FOR FReepers. But not only about our Military FReepers; for all FReepers! Wouldn't it be nice to get to know a few of the other FReepers as well? That's why, in addition to seeing FR's Finest Military Personnel every day, I thought it might be fun to feature a different FReeper (or FReepers) each day. If you would like to be pictured, or know someone who would, please FReepmail me and we'll turn the spotlight - on YOU - for the day!

And do let me know if you'd like your picture added to the groups of Veterans/Active Military below. I will keep this page updated, and continue to add them to the comment section of the original Veteran's Day thread as well.

TOP:  g'nad, AgThorn's son Justin, SLB, AgThorn's son Brett

MIDDLE:  fish70, razorback-bert, CheneyChick,Leroy S Mort, Mark17

BOTTOM:  Terry's Take, Taxman, DinkyDau

TOP:  ValerieUSA's son Grant, SK1Thurman, kd5cts, RangerVetNam,

dansangel and .45man's son-in-law Tony

BOTTOM:  rangerX, Old China Hand, Trish, Howlin's dad, Mustang

TOP: ohioWfan's son, MamaBear's father-in-law, MamaBear's dad, ladtx

MIDDLE:  The Mayor's niece, M.Kehoe, Beach_Babe's son-in-law

BOTTOM:  deadhead's dad, HiJinx, Severa's hubby, viligantcitizen's granddad.

TOP: Q6-God, Scan59, Mama Bear and JKPhoto's son, ofMagog

MIDDLE:  Big'ol_freeper, JustAmy's great uncle, Prodigal Son

BOTTOM:  JustAmy's husband, JustAmy's brother-in-law, JustAmy's brother.

TOP: dakine's wife, MeeknMing's dad, Auntbee's nephew, MilitiaMan7,
BOTTOM:  Joe Brower, Temple Owl, Temple Owl's wife, dutchess' dad,


Making Liberty her Mission at FRee Republic


By dansangel

Libertina is a very energetic FReeper who just (lucky for us) happened upon Free Republic. She signed up on 11-18-2000 and the rest, as they say, is history. Perusing her profile page, one finds several links to threads she has posted describing activism and subjects of passionate interest. Her latest rant is a thread she posted on Aug. 28 that can be found here:

"A Simple Word Like Violence"

Libertina has a wonderfully animated style of writing that she used in submitting information about herself to A Few Of FR’s Finest. There is no way that I could improve upon what she wrote. So, it is with great pride, I present "Libertina in Her Own Words."


Puget Sound Chapter Leader
For 10 years I lived in Asia. I was working for a foreign embassy (de facto) when their government back home fell in a bloodless coup - very intense. I was in Asia when China staged live military “games” and Clinton sent in US carriers to protect us - (he lied). I was still there while he sold sensitive missile technology, pilfered Republican’s FBI files and defiled the White House. Overseas news was CNN. (In other words, I heard nothing)

Returning home a few months before the election I was shocked to find that Republican was a dirty word, Boy Scouts were a hate group, and NAMBLA was operating in full public view. It was an outrage.
FR was found by Providence when I surfed message boards and someone mentioned “Free Republic.” By that evening I had found my cyber home. A week later I registered and posted my first reply. (Heady days! LOL) Surrounded by brilliant, constitution-reading, politically astute Freepers - it was education time.
A couple of weeks later I boldly posted a rally thread (LOL). Luckily, some people showed up: Big Ern, Vicki and other PS (Puget Sound) Chapter FReepers. (Puget Sound ***rocks!***) In December, I gathered with hundreds of patriots on the Court House steps in Seattle - and found myself on stage speaking.

Puget Sound Chapter FReeping the CReep in 2002
when Clinton came to Seattle. We DID make the news. hehehe

Now, more than a year later, the Puget Sound Chapter continues activities including a Shoot, potlucks with Billthedrill’s homebrew, FReep of the Creep in Seattle, Freep of the MMMs, and our National Gun Purchase Day on July 9th. NGPD is Big Ern’s brainchild to respond to the UN’s “Gun Destruction Day.” After contacting shops and clubs, the event went national as stores advertised specials during the week and 2nd Amendment lovers took advantage of discounts to buy more guns! (And, we could relay the statistics to the UN - hehehe.)
Of course, there was that challenging COSCO Freep (we were going to be on the Hannity & Colmes Show) where President Bush SAVED us…LOL. The night before our rally, GW secured the release of our service personnel from China. Most Americans stayed home to watch this play out on FOX NEWS, but I stubbornly trudged down to our site with a friend to protest. When the port guard discovered I was on the property, he unceremoniously threw my little Freeper behind right off the premises! Could have been ugly! Thanks GW!
The Puget Sound FR Chapter has been fortunate to have the supportive assistance of KVI radio host Kirby Wilbur announcing our community FReeps. Patriotic BUMP!
Upcoming: In September, my article “A Simple Word Like Violence” is being published in the WAC Gun News. It is an article about the increased linking of the word “violence” with “2nd Amendment” and how our kids are indoctrinated. (To preview, use the above link). And, I still run
I was honored to work a little on the FRiva Convention with Diotima, Bob J, and other awesome FReepers. IMHO, FR (& friends) is an impressive force against liberalism: gathering conservatives, launching activism projects, creating educational conferences…
Thanks Free Republic for providing such amazing refuge for patriots everywhere. ~~Libertina

And, thank-you Libertina, for being such an enthusiastic and active member of Free Republic! ~dansangel~

One of FR's Finest!


09-03-02 Diver Dave
09-04-02 Alamo Girl

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: freepers; fun; military; patriotic; surprises; veterans
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To: Billie
Top 'O the morning ladies. Have a great day.
41 posted on 09/05/2002 6:59:18 AM PDT by Temple Owl
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To: daisyscarlett
42 posted on 09/05/2002 6:59:25 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: Billie; dansangel; Libertina; ST.LOUIE1
Mornin' Billie, dansangel, and Libertina. Another outstanding FReeper inducted into FR's Finest...

Welcome aboard Libertina. Congratulations! If I still lived in Olympia, I'd be a member of the Puget Sound Chapter.

Now I think I'll help myself to some of that strong black coffee and listen to the music again.

Mornin' Louie. What kind of mischief can we get into today?

43 posted on 09/05/2002 7:02:58 AM PDT by Diver Dave
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To: Libertina
Thank you, Libertina, for helping to keep FR at it's 'Finest'.

44 posted on 09/05/2002 7:04:03 AM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: Billie
WooHoo - that coffee sure looks good! So much so, that I'm going to run down to the break room and get myself just one more cup!
45 posted on 09/05/2002 7:04:45 AM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: Billie
I just had to let you know that I just signed on to a local network..
No more long distant charges, Ya Hoo!!
46 posted on 09/05/2002 7:07:45 AM PDT by The Mayor
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To: Billie
Yep! And you, too, Louise. :) (Who's BillyBlue? "He" sure is a cute li'l fella! LOL - OOPS! Back to the drawing board.) :)

You ever call me 'Louise' again....

....there won't be any more "li'l fellas'.

47 posted on 09/05/2002 7:08:09 AM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: Mudboy Slim
" Marchin' on DeeCee" - an oldie! :) Interesting ping list, too, I might add. :)

(Haven't seen Clar or CAL in ages)

48 posted on 09/05/2002 7:09:08 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Pippin

Ahhhhhh..I've finally got you trained, HUGS, first thing in the morning. : )

Morning, Pip!

49 posted on 09/05/2002 7:10:21 AM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: daisyscarlett
Good morning! Well, THERE we are again! Guess you're the ladybug and Lori's the butterfly? Or vice versa. :)
50 posted on 09/05/2002 7:11:22 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie; dansangel; Publius; diotima; Bob J
Oh Bille and Dansangel, thank you for the beautiful job you have done! Worth getting up for! :)


51 posted on 09/05/2002 7:12:13 AM PDT by Libertina
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To: Diver Dave
Mornin' Louie. What kind of mischief can we get into today?

A to pick it....we'll do it! LOL

Hi, Diver!

52 posted on 09/05/2002 7:12:30 AM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: Libertina
WOW! I very much enjoyed reading your profile here, you are a busy little thing aren't you?
Congrats on your day here on the Finest Thread, you certainly deserve the honor!
53 posted on 09/05/2002 7:13:37 AM PDT by ladyinred
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To: Temple Owl
Morning, Temple.

54 posted on 09/05/2002 7:14:05 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie
Good morning Billie. I decided to drop in this morning for a moment or many. Kind of makes you nervous doesn't it? :)
55 posted on 09/05/2002 7:14:50 AM PDT by ladyinred
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To: dansangel
Beautifully done, Angel. : )

Good morning.

56 posted on 09/05/2002 7:14:58 AM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: Pippin
Good mornin' Pippin!
Somehow your new name fits you, and doesn't take me as long to type! :)
57 posted on 09/05/2002 7:17:16 AM PDT by ladyinred
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To: dansangel; Mama_Bear; daisyscarlett
Hug back at 'cha Dansangel! :)You all put yourselves out for this thread and your hard work shows. LOL I'm glad Dansangel is still speaking to me after the "occasional" changes I made. (And I took a lot of prompting to ge information in) LOL Thanks all for your patience as well as your creations... Now if I can just get a small cup of that coffee from Billie! Yawn!
58 posted on 09/05/2002 7:17:34 AM PDT by Libertina
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To: Diver Dave; ST.LOUIE1
Mornin' Louie. What kind of mischief can we get into today?

Morning, Dave - please don't encourage him - he's already called me "Billy" this morning and when I returned a post in kind (to "Louise") he got real huffy! Not even a smiley! :)

59 posted on 09/05/2002 7:18:38 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie; big ern; Publius; Billthedrill; Judai; goodnesswins
BUMP and ping! to Big Ern!

60 posted on 09/05/2002 7:21:28 AM PDT by Libertina
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