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A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....11-18-02
Billie | Various Freepers

Posted on 11/18/2002 7:22:57 AM PST 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: Logos, SwedeGirl's hubby, Neil E Wright, FallGuy, 1John, Sneakypete
MIDDLE:  T'wit, COB1, LadyX, Dick Bachert, 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
BOTTOM:  YankeeinSC, Delta21, JoeSixPack1

TOP:  Bosniajmc, AFVetGal, Archy, A Navy Vet
MIDDLE:  4TheFlag, Aeronaut, 68Grunt, Xinga
BOTTOM:  Codger, AAABest, Clinton's A Liar, Duke809, dcwusmc

TOP:  mc5cents, Norb2569, LBGA's son, VanJenerette
MIDDLE:  Jim Robinson, KJenerette, davidosborne, KG9Kid
BOTTOM:  gwmoore, Equality7-2521, SAMWolf

TOP:  porgygirl, Phil V., MudPuppy, NorCoGOP
MIDDLE:  RaceBannon, OneidaM, rdb3, jwTexian
BOTTOM:  USMC Vet, TheMayor, Vineyard, rhododogma

We now have eleven groups of veterans/active military; we will post each group of three or four twice a week, with thumbnail/links of the remaining seven or eight groups on each thread. Click on any of the thumbnails below to see the group full-size.


GROUP 5A: TOP:  spectr17, RightOnline, SERE_Doc, Tet68. MIDDLE:  FutureSnakeEater, RightOnline's wife, CIApilot, Clamper1797. BOTTOM:  usmcobra, onedoug, DiverDave, Joe6-pack.
GROUP 6A: 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.
GROUP 7A: 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.
GROUP 8A: 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.

GROUP 9A: 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.
GROUP 10A: TOP: dakine's wife, MeeknMing's dad, Auntbee's nephew, MilitiaMan7, AlasBabylon. BOTTOM:  Joe Brower, Temple Owl, Temple Owl's wife, dutchess' dad, Aomagrat.
GROUP 11A: TOP: ladtx #2 son; DiverDave's twin Don; petuniasevan and husband poorman; Mustard; ladtx #1 son. BOTTOM: AlamoGirl's brother Floyd; AG's dad; AG's brother Jim (inset); WVNan's husband; ladtx' Aunt Eva.


OutRAGEOUS Outtakes!!

A little something different today. Let's have some fun with a collection of outtakes from posters and threads of yesteryear; most of the threads are no longer available, and some of the posters long gone. Nevertheless, FR has always been a place where some of the darnedest things pop up at the darnedest times. :)
There are no links to the threads, though at the time these were first compiled, the threads were still active. All of the outtakes were taken from FRee Republic in 1998. Bill Clinton and Monica were hot topics, and sometimes the threads took on a life of their own when one poster made an off-topic post and others followed suit.....a little like the 'cheese' threads today. :) The infamous FReeper Island thread was born that way as well.
Are you ready?

Did I Say THAT?


To: Clinton's a liar

Thanks for the post CAL and for the clarity.

BTW, have you seen my underwear? I think I have some of your socks.

From: xenawoman



To: jayman

Reno calls out the military and surrounds the Federal Court House where the Grand Jury is sequestered. Suddenly, a tank slowly makes its way up the steps of the Court House and attempts to break through the front door. Seconds later, smoke begins to billow out of the building. Henry Waxman rushes in and charges members of the Grand Jury with smoking in a government building. Marcia Lewis is taken away by ambulance, suffering from smoke inhalation. Monica is taken away in Vernon Jordan's limo, suffering from just plain inhalation. William Ginsberg escapes to the Hyat Regency, booking himself into the Presidential Suite, and Sidney Blementhal is caught with his pants down, leaking once again.

From: mass55th


To: jayman

Once it is known that Clinton has been lying about he will be seen just outside the front door of the WH with a gun to Hillary's head, screaming, "Don't come any closer, or I'll shoot the b*tch like I shot Vince!"

From: H. Gilmore



To: Steven W.

I really HATE to see things SOURCED from CNN on the sanctified pages of Free Republic. It's kind of like getting a communion wafer from a urinal.

From: Invictus



To: hangemhigh

bill clintoon is like those chocolate easter bunnys, they look real good on the outside but, you bite into one and there empty. Gad's these silly women who go gaga over him, are a brick shy of a load.

From: Ms. Lady



To: imdoug

Aww man! I've got cat hair all over...

Here's what I do. I lick myself all over. When I can't lick a place I lick my paw and rub.
I'm trying to teach Slick...but I guess it's too late...

From: Socks C.


To: Socks C.

Quick question: I love giving my cat a bath, but...the hair keeps sticking to my tongue. Any suggestions?

From: Clarity



To: G. Chapman

Clinton subpoena'd, Lindsay denied immunity, Monica talking.

Looks like God's back in town.

Norm (firehat)

From: firehat



To: all

And, so, Ladies and Gentlemen, another thread of uncivil discourse quietly draws to a close...

Let this stand as yet another monument to human pettiness (myself included in the accused...see above comment and apology) and let all bewre...this could happen to you.

Brush your teeth, say your prayers, and may God have mercy on our human weaknesses.

From: beowolf

Touche' - The Art of the Comeback!


To: Mad Dog

Nevertheless, I've always wondered since I started posting quick comments here when I might find nails driven into my tires or my cat abducted.

From: Gregory Mark


To: Gregory Mark

Don't keep your Cat in Your Car, and you'll make them work twice as hard.




To: Billie

"Well, you know I'm on your team, my gallant protector!"


From: Mr_Peter


To: Mr_Peter (per your request)


It would be a pleasure. Shall we use my silver one?

From: Billie



To: Revel

"They did not know what they had been doing."

everyone else does....

From: One who knows...


To: One who knows...

Do you think he was having sexual relations with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky? LOL

From: Steven W.


To: One who knows...

Remember "man who play with woman in pantry often finds ass in jam!" I love this!!!!!!!!

From: DH


To: DH

Remember "man who play with woman in pantry often finds ass in jam!"

Butcher who back into meat grinder get behind in his work.

From: Clarity

There are more, but I see some of you are starting to yawn, and some may be saying, "Who ARE these people?!" Still others, like me, have been here forever, so we've seen FReepers come and FReepers go! Good ones and bad ones, funny ones and serious ones...some we wish would never leave, some we wish would....  :)
And, uh, one more thing.....
who's bringing the donuts today? :)


11-16,17-02 Week in Review

Opinions by our own 'King of Ping'
The guy's good, folks!

Thanks, Mixer!

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     2) Once there you can click on any month and even click to the right to go into next year. Once you are in the month that you joined FR you will need to click on the number in the calendar and then an add item screen will come up.
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     4) If any of the screens fail to load simply click on refresh in your browser and that will usually fix it.
     5) If all else fails or simply if you want me to do this for you send me an FReepmail and I will gladly do it for you. ~Mixer

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I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, One Nation, Under God, Indivisible, With Liberty and Justice for All.

1 posted on 11/18/2002 7:22:57 AM PST by Billie
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Mama_Bear; daisyscarlett; dansangel; dutchess; Aquamarine; Diver Dave; JustAmy; ...
Good Monday Morning, all you Finest FReepers!

2 posted on 11/18/2002 7:24:56 AM PST by Billie
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To: Billie
Good Monday Morning, all you Finest FReepers!

G'mornin to you too! (it's just a bit frosty 'round the edges here this morning)

3 posted on 11/18/2002 7:25:51 AM PST by mhking
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To: Billie
'mornin' Miss Billie... hope you had a great weekend...
4 posted on 11/18/2002 7:26:03 AM PST by g'nad
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To: Billie
Morning Billie!

Hope you have a great day!

5 posted on 11/18/2002 7:30:19 AM PST by Dog
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To: Billie; All
In memory of my fellow Vietnam helicopter pilots who were killed in that war the following were lost on NOV 18. God bless them all.

1965 CW2 Lindsey H. Crow -- 54 SIG BN, Age 34, Viola, Missouri
1966 CW2 James W. Leach -- C/228 ASHB 1 CAV, Age 37, Sanatorium, Mississippi
1966 CW2 Billy J. Waymire -- C/228 ASHB 1 CAV, Age 30, Kenosha, Wisconsin
1967 1LT Richard C. Allen -- 116 AHC, Age 24, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1970 WO1 Thomas A. Knopik -- C/3/17 CAV, Age 21, Excelsior, Minnesota
1970 CW2 Benton L. Miller -- C/3/17 CAV, Age 20, Sidney, Ohio
1970 1LT Orville C. Rogers Jr. -- HMM-263, Age 25, Dallas, Texas
1970 1LT James E. Stolz Jr. -- HMM-263, Age 24, Hicksville, New York

Tribute to CW2 Billy J. Waymire from his son: Killed in the crash of his CH-47A tail number 63-07910.
I remember him as a tall dark haired man. His smile, the way he carried me, the way he laughed. I remember him from Germany when he had hurt his back, and when he laughed at me when I learned to ice skate. Mostly I remember missing him and knowing that I will always love him.

Kenneth Waymire - His son.

Unit patch of CW2 Waymire's C Company 228 Assault Support Helicopter Battalion

Crimson Tide 472, a CH-47A, of the 228 ASHB unloading at the edge of LZ Tiger in the A Shau Valley. The type of aircraft in which CW2 Waymire lost his life.



6 posted on 11/18/2002 7:31:57 AM PST by ladtx
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To: Billie
Howdy, Ms. Billie...hope you had a wonderful weekend...MUD

BTW...y'all brewin' any joe?! If so, I'll take mine "Black!!"

7 posted on 11/18/2002 7:32:10 AM PST by Mudboy Slim
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To: Billie
Good morning Billie.

8 posted on 11/18/2002 7:34:08 AM PST by Aeronaut
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To: Billie
Good morning, BillieBlue!

Cool thread for today. Light and airy.

This should be a lot of fun, and you really did your homework. LOL

9 posted on 11/18/2002 7:36:18 AM PST by ST.LOUIE1
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To: All
"Looks like God's back in town."

Wow, I remember that feeling. It was about the time attorney Ginsberg left town, too. I wonder if any post-Monica fools ever let that attorney practice law on them.
10 posted on 11/18/2002 7:43:27 AM PST by FreeTheHostages
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To: ladtx
So many, so young . . .
11 posted on 11/18/2002 7:44:17 AM PST by FreeTheHostages
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To: Billie
My favorite old thread title was back in August or September, 1998: "The ANUS of the POTUS", which referred to a couple of footnotes in the just-released Starr Report.
12 posted on 11/18/2002 7:44:40 AM PST by Physicist
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To: Aeronaut; ladtx; Billie; yall

Sunrise over the moon

13 posted on 11/18/2002 7:44:46 AM PST by lodwick
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To: Billie

Posted in memory of shipmates lost on USS Thresher (SSN593) and USS Scorpion (SSN589)

14 posted on 11/18/2002 7:45:17 AM PST by meandog
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To: Billie; daisyscarlett; Mama_Bear; dansangel
Goodmorning Billie. Way way too funny today, although at the time these posts were written I remember these were almost desperate attempts to laugh because we all were so outraged. In retrospect, now that we have honest decent people in charge, I'm laughing away and all that long ago anger is but a blur!!! Have a great day!
15 posted on 11/18/2002 7:47:11 AM PST by dutchess
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To: Billie
Cute opening post! Thanks for the trip down Memory Lane, I didn't find FR until Nov. 2000 so it's fun to have a peak at some of the Posts that were made during the Clinton Impeachment days. :)

16 posted on 11/18/2002 7:47:43 AM PST by Aquamarine
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To: ladtx; everyone

After terrorist attacks at the Pentagon and World Trade Center, an unidentified bugler plays taps outside Washington's Union station as the station opened for limited service.

Never forget our fallen ones.

17 posted on 11/18/2002 7:48:17 AM PST by lodwick
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To: Billie
Good morning Billie. It's a bit nippy in Southeastern Pennsylvana, but the sun is shining, the birds are singing and Dubya is our President. It is a good day.
18 posted on 11/18/2002 7:49:00 AM PST by Temple Owl
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To: meandog
Salute your shipmates - thanks for stopping in today.
19 posted on 11/18/2002 7:56:57 AM PST by lodwick
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To: Billie
Good morning to you! Nice day here in KC.
20 posted on 11/18/2002 7:57:31 AM PST by Auntbee
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