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  • This Is My Opus: "john in missouri" Says Farewell to Free Republic.

    11/05/2002 1:40:20 PM PST · 2 of 129
    john in missouri to john in missouri
    AAAARRRGGGGGHHHHH! I meant to hit "PREVIEW", not "POST"!

    One final shot at this:

    This is my opus.

    No, I am not writing this opus because someone has offended me. Far more than anything else, I've met friends here.

    If Free Republic is to blame at all, it is for the sole crime of being too involving, too fascinating a place for me to spend my time.

    I believe in conservative principles. My time here has only reinforced that belief.

    It has also helped me figure out precisely what I believe about a variety of contemporary issues, and the appropriate role of government (or lack of role) as it relates to them.

    I believe that the role of government is best played when it encourages and reinforces individual responsibility and initiative. These are the greatest keys to our future as a nation. They are also the greatest keys to individual and family prosperity, in all senses of the word.

    My problem, alas, is that, for various reasons, my family and I have yet to enjoy the fruits of any such prosperity in the financial arena.

    This is due in good part to the fact that we spent so many years of our younger adult lives serving others in volunteer service, to try and make the world a better place, while paying scant attention (or none) to our own financial situation. But regardless of the reasons, this is a situation I must seek, as best I can, to remedy.

    In order to do so, I must cut back on non income-producing, time-consuming endeavors, as worthy as they may be. I must go out and spend my full time, as much as possible, living some of the more material principles of conservatism....

    I must say that I hope to see you again. But it can not be for some time. At quite a bare minimum, I expect that "john in missouri" shall not post again, at the very least, until after the earth has passed its circuit around the sun and the date on the calendar reads 2004... and it may be much, much longer than that... perhaps many years.

    It may be that we will meet one day... perhaps on the street... perhaps in a small, local gathering of FReepaholics Anonymous... or perhaps one day at a campaign rally or other event... Maybe one day, after much time has gone by, we may even meet at a campaign rally in which I may one day run for a public office -- because I would like to do that someday, as well.

    But I speak of the far future.

    Anyway, perhaps we will meet again. And perhaps you will know me as a FReeper when you see me, and I you.

    I am proud to say that my final post (excluding this one) led to my being recognized as being the 500th distinct FReeper to announce that I voted today to further the conservative cause. It is a good way to go.

    And now, my final wishes.

    May good sense and the Republican Party retake the United States Senate tonight.

    May the fat on Hillary's thighs be doubly surpassed by that which grows upon her jowls. May she and Bill enjoy a long marriage. They deserve each other.

    May Little Tommy Daschle, Algore, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, and the officials of the NEA, NOW, Planned Parenthood and the "ACLU" -- those paragons of liberal bleatership -- enjoy all the success they deserve.

    May Osama, Saddam, and their friends, associates and admirers -- those who persist in doing unspeakable evil by slaughtering the innocent in the name of a merciful and compassionate God -- meet with the utter destruction they justly deserve.

    A blessing upon our President, our nation, and all who love our nation. And a curse upon those who seek to destroy it.

    A blessing upon the President's team, including Powell, Ashcroft, Rice, and all others who are faced with difficult decisions and challenges in their challenge to help protect our country and our people.

    A blessing upon the Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson. May his tribe increase.

    A blessing upon those, now increasingly numerous, who champion common sense conservatism on the radio.

    May our entire nation, through sheer virtue, be set 100% free from the threat of violent criminals. But if we really must have them, then I pray they will only attack those who bend every effort to take away from all of us our God-given right to self-defense.

    A blessing upon Jim Rob and upon Admin Moderator (whoever the heck he or she may be).

    And a blessing upon all true FReepers, including my many friends here.

    Long live America! And now, Farewell.

    I have been, and always shall be...

    ...a FReeper.

    Live long... and prosper.

    And now, with all my farewells said
    I turn to face the autumn light
    My backside squarely framed within
    The bright'n'd rectangle of the exit door
    And nothing more to say, I thrust
    My foot into the great unknown...
  • This Is My Opus: "john in missouri" Says Farewell to Free Republic.

    11/05/2002 1:37:02 PM PST · 1 of 129
    john in missouri
  • Check In After Voting!!! [Go Vote Before Even Thinking Of Posting- And Then Call Some Friends GOTV]

    11/05/2002 9:03:59 AM PST · 723 of 1,665
    john in missouri to Dales
    Voted here in MO for Jim Talent over the widder Carnahan, Aunt Norma Champion for State Senate, and every other Republican on the ticket as well.
  • Gun-toting citizen halts apparent robbery

    11/04/2002 9:47:08 PM PST · 49 of 60
    john in missouri to Squantos
    And the pizza guy stopped for that ???? Gheeeesh ! Awesome story....

    You know the old saying: call for a cop, call for an ambulance, call for a pizza... and see which one arrives first!!!

  • Testosterone in Blood Linked to Better Memory

    11/04/2002 9:39:41 PM PST · 36 of 40
    john in missouri to Pharmboy
    Now the thing I don't like about this article is, um, er... damn... what was I going to say?
  • Morocco's Miracle Mule 'Confirmed'

    11/04/2002 9:29:55 PM PST · 14 of 20
    john in missouri to blam
    Now that's what I call a genuine quarter horse!
  • "I'm Al Gore...I used to be the next president of the United States" (LEVEL5 BARF ALERT ~my title~)

    11/04/2002 12:04:33 PM PST · 42 of 45
    john in missouri to RedBloodedAmerican
    "It's Over, Al. Please Seek Help."
  • "I'm Al Gore...I used to be the next president of the United States" (LEVEL5 BARF ALERT ~my title~)

    11/04/2002 12:00:20 PM PST · 41 of 45
    john in missouri to Joe Brower
    Gore shook a fist in the air and shouted: "Can you stand for justice?" The crowd cheered.

    He dares yell this in the state where the jackbooted thugs of his administration ripped away young Elian at gunpoint? Well, I see he's living up to the Democrap standard for brazen shamelessness.

    "I have not ruled out running again. But I'm going to wait and look at all the factors," Gore said.

    Translation: I'm going to wait until I can see whether I can actually get anybody, even in my own party, to support me.

  • A tale of two children

    11/04/2002 11:50:24 AM PST · 15 of 22
    john in missouri to Motherbear
    It is a mistaken impression to believe that homeschoolers support the early teaching of reading. Some do. Some don't.

    I don't, particularly. I don't see any particular advantage, and I do see some likely disadvantages.

    And you're right, there's a world of learning out there. We have one child, almost 7, who isn't reading much yet. Well, recently she watched The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (minus some of the more violent parts) with mom, dad & older sister. It took us 6 hours to watch a 3-hour film. We did, quite naturally, everything a literature class would do in covering the novel: analysis of the plot, talk about the various characters and the way they interacted, symbolism, the theme, etc. My 9-year-old observed, astutely and quite rightly, "Gandalf is kind of like Jesus." So then we talked about one thing representing another, etc. It was only after we'd finished watching the film, and discussing it in detail, that I realized: we'd basically just done 6 hours of literature.

  • Distant voices tell of life for Britons caged in Camp Delta

    11/04/2002 10:41:21 AM PST · 13 of 13
    john in missouri to Pokey78
    I'm so sorry they aren't finding their Caribbean Package Holiday to be satisfactory. Perhaps the tour director can arrange a full refund.

    What? They didn't pay anything? In that case, we'll supply them with vouchers for an additional stay.

  • Army's secret 'people zapper' plans

    11/02/2002 5:30:05 PM PST · 8 of 48
    john in missouri to Lurking2Long
    Would you like your Osama with fries?

    Yes, and can you supersize that?

  • Mark Levin: Al Gore's Unresolved Issues

    11/02/2002 1:03:11 PM PST · 12 of 41
    john in missouri to WarSlut
    How funny.
  • John Allen Muhammad: Hating America

    11/02/2002 12:54:03 PM PST · 7 of 7
    john in missouri to paltz
    In 1958, for example, only 35 percent of Americans would vote for a black person for president. As of 1997, the figure rose to 93 percent.

    This is just an enormous shift. I well remember from boyhood the attitudes of many of my grandparents' generations in the deep south. THose days are gone forever. And the change hasn't stopped, it's still continuing apace, although there are still some places that race-baiters of both races are trying to hold on to the past. But they can't do it; it as sand through their fingers.

  • Conscience, conviction and action: Kyle Williams urges citizens and pols to protect innocent life

    11/01/2002 11:34:09 PM PST · 4 of 7
    john in missouri to Kwilliams
    Kyle believes he may one day have a career in journalism.

    I think so too, Kyle.

    It's been a little while since I've read an article by you. I'd say I see (or rather, feel) a bit of steady improvement in your writing. And that's not implying there was anything wrong with it earlier.

  • Wellstone stumps for Gore

    11/01/2002 9:51:27 PM PST · 8 of 13
    john in missouri to Liberty Teeth
    It was also announced that the recently deceased Senator will be hithched to the Gore effort for another presidential run in 2004.

    And if the polls say Gore is losing, they'll bump Wellstone to the top spot.

  • Hillary's Monuments (FR in the news!)

    11/01/2002 12:01:09 PM PST · 51 of 60
    john in missouri to Mark Felton
    Who has the famous photo of Hillary flashing the White House silverware under her coat?
  • [American] Religious leaders decry death threats [from Iran] against 3 [American] ministers

    11/01/2002 9:05:10 AM PST · 4 of 10
    john in missouri to 1bigdictator
    "Responding to intolerance with greater intolerance hurts, not helps," said the Rev. C. Welton Gaddy, executive director of the Interfaith Alliance. He questioned the wisdom of the Rev. Jerry Falwell, the Rev. Franklin Graham and Pat Robertson for making derisive remarks about Islam but said it did not warrant calls for their death by Muslim leaders.

    Um.... hel-LO??

    A sincerely held opinion, expressed, is known as FREEDOM OF SPEECH.


  • Democrats in a nutshell

    11/01/2002 8:53:21 AM PST · 11 of 22
    john in missouri to BureaucratusMaximus
    Democrats in a nutshell

    In a nutshell is where a surprisingly high number of them belong.

  • Young black adults identify less with Democratic Party

    10/30/2002 8:06:18 AM PST · 36 of 42
    john in missouri to rdb3
    I appreciate that and am flattered. But to be honest, I don't have the temperment for it. I'm to much of a "hot-head" to be out front.

    I'm sure you know yourself, but... just allow me to contest that statement for a moment.

    "Hot-head" = passion. That's what we need. Someone with some genuine passion to make a difference.

    You can learn to control your mouth. Keep the passion, just learn the self-control needed!

    You're young. Even if you still think you may not be suitable material for running today, there's always tomorrow.

    And if I still haven't convinced you... well, you definitely still have my moral support! :-)

  • Man foils robbery attempt with his handgun

    10/29/2002 9:09:31 AM PST · 14 of 15
    john in missouri to 2banana
    Not sure he had sufficient evidence that the teen intended to rob the store. If merely carrying a weapon into the store was sufficient evidence, then someone should've pulled a gun on him.

    And coming real close to shooting the teen, who hadn't made a move for his gun, was downright abysmally stupid.