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  • Politics and the Internet Timeline (FR mentioned)

    08/15/2012 8:56:26 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 39 replies ^ | May 2012 | multiple
    Technology is changing politics, government and civic life. This timeline shows the accelerating pace of change in the United States, in the international arena, and online. Here are the seminal moments, inventions, and first uses that mark the early emergence and then growing importance of the Internet and connection technologies on the political arena. To view it in it's original setting, go here. This timeline is meant to be a living document. We intend to keep updating it as events unfold. If you would like to suggest an important development that we may have missed, or make a correction to...
  • Underground freepmail campaign by unknown disgruntled FReeper

    01/16/2011 11:49:56 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 1,215 replies · 9+ views
    freepmail | 01/16/2011 | Mrs Dogood
    Hello. You don’t know me under this name. For reasons that are going to be obvious soon, I didn’t wish to send you this message with my usual Free Republic account. This message is an invitation, a welcome to a new forum called While I love the people who make up Free Republic, I have many complaints about Jim Robinson and his cronies who run the actual website. Over and over again, whenever somebody has complained or offered suggestions, they have been told by JimRob and others to go and start their own website if they know so much....
  • Bill O’Reilly: Governor Palin ‘Was Not Really Very Nice’ to Romney

    07/22/2012 11:08:55 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 31 replies ^ | June 20th, 2012 | Adrienne Ross
    Via The Undefeated on Facebook, I discovered an article by Daria DiGiovanni about Bill O’Reilly’s coverage of what he called “bad blood” between Governor Palin and Mitt Romney. He used such a description to segue into his version of why the Governor has not been invited, at least not yet, to speak at the Republican National Convention in Tampa next month. It’s clear he doesn’t think such an invitation is forthcoming, either, because, according to him, at this stage of the game, “she’d have to sleep in a tent.” Bill, of course, hardly ever lets people talk, which is, first...
  • Many Conservatives Were Shocked By Ann Coulter

    04/16/2012 8:50:09 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 36 replies ^ | 7 Feb 2012 | Steve Baldwin
    I was going to blog about Romney’s recent flip-flops on the minimum wage issue and bilingual education – flip-flop #36 and #37, but when I saw Ann Coulter’s recent column praising RomneyCare, I have to admit, I just lost it. She called RomneyCare “free-market” and claims it’s a “conservative” approach to health care. Apparently, the individual mandate is something we conservatives should all run out into the streets and start celebrating. I was shocked. One of her arguments seems to be that a number of conservative politicians and the Heritage Foundation originally supported RomneyCare and therefore, that makes it conservative....
  • Ann Coulter’s “Novelty Candidate” Swipe at Sarah Palin

    Mitt Romney supporter Ann Coulter appeared on the ABC News Sunday show, “This Week,” hosted by former Clintonite George Stephanopoulos. Asked about Romney’s potential vice presidential picks, she said this (while seated at a table with former green jobs czar Van Jones, who served under the Biggest Novelty Candidate of Them All, Barack Obama): Ann Coulter: “You can’t have a novelty candidate, I think. That would ring too much like Sarah Palin. I agree with George Will that it be good to have little tea party excitement, and the odds-on favorite, I mean, certainly the betting is on Marco Rubio,...
  • Ann Coulter: “Three cheers for RomneyCare”

    02/01/2012 8:24:30 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Hot Air ^ | January 31, 2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Remember what I said in the minimum-wage thread about conservatives gradually being forced to play ideological Twister to defend Romney if he’s the nominee? Here’s Exhibit AAA1. I don’t understand. I don’t understand why, if you support one of these candidates, it can’t simply be because they’re the best of a bad lot. This happens endlessly in the comments here as Romney fans and Gingrich fans insult each other into digging in ever deeper behind their guy, but I can’t fathom why that mindset would affect Coulter. She has a million arguments for Romney over Gingrich or Santorum if she...
  • Mark Levin’s rebuttal of Coulter’s “Three Cheers for RomneyCare” article (Coulter for statism?)

    02/01/2012 7:14:46 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 47 replies
    Mark Levin via Right Scoop ^ | February 1st | Mark Levin
    Ann Coulter wrote an article today called “Three Cheers for RomneyCare” where she defended Mitt Romney and RomneyCare. Mark Levin decided to read her article, fresh off the presses, on the air and go through it line by line, “reeducating” her on why RomneyCare is not only wrong, but a big problem for Mitt Romney and all of Massachusetts. This is the rebuttal in its entirety. It runs 30 minutes:
  • The Fall of Jim Robinson’s Free Republic Website [A festering case of epic butt-hurt (Whaaaa-mulance

    04/28/2011 7:11:50 AM PDT · by Bean Counter · 553 replies
    Publis' Forum ^ | April 28, 2011 | Marc Schenker
    The Fall of Jim Robinson’s Free Republic Website I want to report and expose a devious and vicious campaign that is currently underway on the so-called “premier” site on the Internet for conservatives, Free Republic. Ironically, the target of this campaign is fellow…conservatives, especially conservative bloggers, completely removing any justification from Free Republic for promoting this kind of action. I moonlight as a conservative blogger, though I write for Examiner, which is a news website run by the Clarity Media Group. I have been familiar with Free Republic for several years, and I had been lurking there since about 2003...
  • Levin, Limbaugh, Hannity, Beck, others to leave a Legacy of COWARDICE

    02/19/2012 3:57:01 AM PST · by Chance Hart · 506 replies · 4+ views
    First off, I am a conservative and have spent countless hours listening to and reading the books of all these men. Reading Levin's Liberty and Tyranny was compelling, as were many of the publications of these Patriots. With the VAST amount of Constitutional research accumulated in order to write these best sellers, there is and has always has been one important fact known to ALL these men to be a Constitutional FACT missing. That non negotiable FACT is that according to the Constitution, Barack Hussein Obama is NOT eligible to be placed on the ballot, let alone occupy his present...
  • Sean Hannity Does Not Understand the Threat of Islam in America (Videos and other visuals at link.)

    05/28/2012 4:45:00 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 37 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 5/27/2012 | Logans Warning
    Sean Hannity: Kissing Islamic Ass! Approximately three months ago I was on Twitter talking to a woman about Islam and the UK’s Anjem Choudary. She was a Twitter friend of Fox’s Sean Hannity, and tagged him in an effort to bring him into our conversation. I had stated that I will give Choudary one thing, he does know Islam. Now Hannity could have and should have minded his own business, but the Fox anchor could not help himself. He quickly charged into the conversation by taking a stand for Islam. » If you like this article, please subscribe to Right...
  • Frank discussion re our loss to Obama/Romney and the future direction of FR and tea party movement

    05/04/2012 6:31:27 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 1,524 replies
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | May 4, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    My FRiends, we might as well face the reality that we the combined pro-life conservative movement and tea party coalition have lost this round (the presidential election) in the larger battle to reclaim our constitution and our inalienable rights. Rove, Romney and the GOP-e have successfully destroyed and driven off each and every pro-life conservative tea party candidate from the race and all have surrendered to the Romney camp. It is no secret that Romney is not one of us. There is absolutely no doubt that he has never accomplished a single conservative thing in his entire political career (one...
  • Firebrand Free Republic Founder Endorses Newt Gingrich With Epic Call to Action

    01/20/2012 7:57:08 AM PST · by true believer forever · 501 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 19, 2012 | Fox News
    I'm officially endorsing Newt Gingrich for president today. Was going to wait until after Florida, but see no reason to delay. We need Newt to win in South Carolina and Florida to stop any possible momentum building up for the establishment big government, statist, abortionist RINO!!
  • An Important Message To DeMint, McConnell, Boehner, et al.

    07/26/2011 5:55:23 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 207 replies · 3+ views
    vanity | July 26, 2011 | Jim Robinson
    This ain't rocket science. The country is going bankrupt because of big spending, big taxing, big government Marxists, socialists, liberals, progressives, moderates and RINOS!! We don't need a higher credit limit or higher taxes. We need to cut the damned government! Cut the spending! Cut the stifling regulations! Cut the taxes!! Cut it NOW!! Not ten years from now, not five years from now, not two years from now, CUT IT NOW!! Get the government out of our pockets, out of our faces, out of our business, off our backs and OUT of our lives!! Set our people free, turn...
  • Free Republic Shows Us How To Give Obama Another 4 Years ( LOL Alert)

    04/14/2012 10:23:11 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 333 replies ^ | April 14, 2012 | HAP
    I've never seen anything close to the hatred of Mitt Romney than I see at FR. The hatred exceeds anything I've seen or heard from Debbie Wasserman Schultz, David Axelrod, David Plouffe or anybody else in the Obama Administration. Most of the people who can't stand Romney on our side say he'd still be much better than another 4 years of Barack Obama who will never have to face the voters again. You won't find that at FR. Free Republic Jim Robinson: "A reminder for those who are not receiving the message: Romney is a pathological compulsive liar. Lie after...
  • The Top 150 Conservative Websites - July 2012 WOO HOO FR #8

    07/22/2012 11:26:58 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 101 replies
    Doug Ross ^ | July 22, 2012
    Rank Alexa Ranking Website 1 188 2 217 3 255 4 591 5 736 6 948 7 1063 8 1151 9 1342 10 1491 11 1572 12 1759 13 1811 14 2046 15 2105 16 2576 17 2962 18 3419 19 3542 20 3935 21 4160 22 4639 23 4639 24 4694 25 5252 26 5281 27 5328 28 6528 29 6785 30 7078 31 7101 32 9194...
  • WELL JIM, ENJOY THE BED YOU HAVE MADE: Quix's latest Opus Installment

    07/04/2012 1:16:13 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 1,617 replies
    TrueBlueRINOs antifreeper site ^ | « on: Today at 11:38:49 AM » | Quix
    Wellllllll Jim, Enjoy The Bed You’ve Made . SUMMARY: . IN COMPLEX INTERPERSONAL SITUATIONS AND RELATIONSHIPS—WHO CAN KNOW WHAT IS “REALLY REAL?” APPEARANCES ARE WHAT IS REAL TO THE OBSERVER CONCERNED. So, in many respects, the REAL might be the opposite of the statements below. However, the statements ARE PERCEIVED TO BE—APPARENTLY REAL ENOUGH for evidently thousands of FREEPERS that only idiots would fail to give such assertions fitting prayerful pondering. 1. Your leadership and leadership culture are consistent with those of a fairly complex person—like many of us. 2. Your leadership and leadership team CAN be quite generous, forgiving,...
  • Knock It Off, Free Republic!

    12/02/2009 9:21:09 AM PST · by pissant · 533 replies · 10,654+ views
    XenoHistoran ^ | 12/1/09 | XenoHistorian
    I have been a minor participant at Free Republic, the Internet’s leading conservative forum, since September 2004. An online friend referred me to a discussion where members of Free Republic were talking about the 1952 and 1956 presidential elections, and using my maps from this page to make a point. I had to join FR to introduce myself to that group, and thank them for visiting. Because that was right after the “Rathergate” scandal, I thus became one of the “Pajamahadeen” that had just brought down the Sauronic eye of CBS. Being a “Freeper” has been an interesting and fun...
  • Free Republic is a fringe right-wing Christian fundamentalist site

    12/11/2009 5:57:16 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 3,107 replies · 45,595+ views
    12/11/2009 | Jim Robinson
    Free Republic is a fringe right-wing Christian fundamentalist site... or so they say... and they might even be right. We don't go for any of that godless left-wing big government socialist malarkey. And we do put our faith and trust in God, not government. We are pro-God, pro-Life, pro-Family, pro-Country and pro-Liberty. We do not believe that government or science knows what's best for us or our children. We will make our own decisions thank you very much. Every once in a while some group of posters get together and try to bend Free Republic to their will. Now, we...
  • FreeRepublic & Rush Limbaugh Meant to Keep Conservatives & Libertarians on the Plantation

    12/27/2009 10:55:42 AM PST · by kristinn · 149 replies · 4,533+ views ^ | Sunday, December 27, 2009 | LA County Libertarian
    On November 19th, Rush Limbaugh caused a stir when he mentioned on his radio show and linked to them on his website, touting their article 'With Hurricanes At Thirty Year Low, Gore Turns To Photoshop'. By the end of the day, though, Limbaugh or his handlers had tried to erase all signs of the endorsement, as Paul Joseph Watson pointed out in his article Rush Limbaugh Censors Mention Of Prison Planet From His Own Archives. Watson noted "Any links to the Prison story, which were prominently featured all over Limbaugh’s website, have also been deleted and replaced with...
  • Sean Hannity’s Freedom CONcert Scam

    03/18/2010 12:54:44 PM PDT · by TRY ONE · 665 replies · 19,583+ views
    Debbie Schlussel Blog Post ^ | March 18, 2010 | Debbie Schlussel
    For the last several years, Sean Hannity and the Freedom Alliance “charity” have conducted “Freedom Concerts” across America. They’ve told you that they are raising money to pay for the college tuition of the children of fallen soldiers and to pay severely wounded war vets. And on Friday Night, Hannity will be honored with an award for this “Outstanding Community Service by a Radio Talk Show Host” at Talkers Magazine’s convention. But it’s all a huge scam.
  • Hannity bashes Free Republic (February 2005)

    02/16/2005 12:12:54 PM PST · by 1Old Pro · 3,151 replies · 119,253+ views
  • Rush Limbaugh: Jim....What's His name, Free Republic Got Banned at CompuServe And...

    07/24/2012 12:21:27 PM PDT · by blam · 318 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Radio Program - Live Report | 7-24-2012 | blam
    Rush Limbaugh: Jim....What's His name, Free Republic Got Banned at CompuServe And... Rush LimbaughJuly 24, 2012Rush is talking about the early internet and mentions Jim Robinson and Free Republic. Free Republic Rules!

    02/19/2010 11:03:44 AM PST · by plinyelder · 67 replies · 1,541+ views
    Wasn't sure How or Where to post this but .. Just a little 'Heads Up' to all the Freepers: Rush Limbaugh mentioned you on his program today!!! It was around one o'clock when he said that he received information from the Freepers about the Stack Manifesto. Maybe not earth shattering but I thought that it was Great.
  • I Can't Stand To Listen To Sean Hannity.

    03/25/2011 2:52:34 PM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 113 replies
    3/25/2011 | Me
    Sean is on my side, bless his heart. But I just can't stand listening to him. Judging from his ratings, there are lots of people in this country who would disagree with me, and that's okay. But in my mind, he's very shallow in his analysis of the day's events. I need more than what he provides. I'm a fan of Glenn Beck. I know that there are lots of my fellow Freepers who dislike Glenn, and the programming that he presents, for whatever reason. That's okay, too. My purpose in making this post is to ask you for alternatives....
  • Free Republic Smeared by NAACP Report (Freepers will not be intimidated)

    10/20/2010 8:50:32 PM PDT · by kristinn · 222 replies
    Wednesday, October 20, 2010 | Kristinn
    In a report released today entitled, Tea Party Nationalism, the NAACP falsely accuses Free Republic of being "an important space for...racist(sic)" and of having as a member the Holocaust Museum shooter James Von Brunn.In falsely accusing Free Republic of being a haven for racists, the NAACP report notes Free Republic's front page promotes the Tea Party Express. However, the report fails to note the front page also includes several statements warning that racism and violence are not welcome on Free Republic:"Please enjoy our forum, but also please remember to use common courtesy when posting and refrain from posting personal attacks,...
  • Purpose of FR and why we can never support Mitt Romney

    10/15/2011 1:51:20 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 987 replies · 1+ views
    vanity | Oct 15, 2011 | Jim Robinson
    <p>Our purpose and goal on FR is to restore, defend, preserve and protect the Constitution of the United States and to secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity!!</p> <p>The goal of the domestic enemy (the left), i.e., the statist liberals, Marxists and progressives is just the opposite.</p>
  • Who reads FR? How many accounts on FR? What does FR stand for? Where is FR going?

    01/19/2011 10:00:05 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 787 replies
    01/19/11 | Jim Robinson
    <p>I'm placing this in breaking news, because there have been several breaking news complaint threads recently. Guess there are a lot of people not understanding the facts about FR, or what we stand for, where we're going, etc.</p> <p>First of all, who reads FR and how many accounts do we have? I honestly have no idea and the exact number does not concern me. We currently have over 369,000 registered accounts on FR, but as someone pointed out yesterday, not all of them are active and I have no idea how many are active.</p>
  • Romney Supporters Banned From Free Republic

    11/01/2011 1:05:31 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 897 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News Nation ^ | By Emily Schultheis, Politico
    Free Republic founder Jim Robinson has a message for supporters of Mitt Romney: go away. In an email to POLITICO this afternoon, Robinson admitted that the site routinely blocks Romney supporters from posting -- and offered no apologies for the practice: Free Republic is a pro-life, pro-family, pro-gun, pro-small government, pro-constitution, pro-liberty site. Governor Romney is none of the above. His record is that of an abortionist, gay rights pushing, gun grabbing, global warming advocating, big government, mandate loving, constitution trampling, flip-flopping liberal progressive with no core values. That and the fact that he is the chief architect and advocate...
  • Sean Hannity mentions "Doug From Upland and FreeRepublic" on FNC

    11/10/2011 7:52:50 PM PST · by DTogo · 86 replies
    FoxNews Channel - Hannity ^ | Nov 10, 2011 | DTogo
    At the 4:10 mark of the linked video above, Hannity asks Gloria All-RED why she didn't represent Juanita Broderick and Kathleen Willey when "Doug From Upland and FreeRepublic asked you to?"
  • Just in from the TrueBlueRino snake pit Re: Hannity on Free Republic

    07/10/2012 2:18:29 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 718 replies
    TrueBlueRINOs antifreeper site ^ | July 09, 2012, 10:13:34 PM | Supposedly by Dengar01 but you never know over there
    So for those of you who don’t know me I posted at Free Republic as Dengar01 from September 15th 2001 till I opused and 2 months later after questioning the finances of Free Republic my account was zotted. When I first came up with the idea of this thread I emailed TBL, NOTA and a close friend here for their opinions. I then expanded to email some ex-FReepers who were run off the site by some of the most vile creatures on the planet. Some who made up handle’s at TBL to continue their cult like obsession. I was stalked...
  • Blast from The Past! Check Out The FR Thread From The Evening of Wednesday November 28, 2001

    07/04/2012 6:50:35 PM PDT · by OneVike · 8 replies
    FreeRepublic Archives ^ | 11/28/2001 | OneVike
    Major widespread flooding occuring in the south..including me 11/28/2001 7:30:15 PM PST · by newsperson999 · 7 replies · 126+ views After two deadly tornado outbreaks the past few days the same area(westren TN, eastren AR. NW MS and westren KY) have major flooding problems with dozens of homes flooding and evacuations taking place in spots. 4-7 inches of rain has fallen over this very wide area since noon. another 2-5 inches is expected by morning as the area of heavy rain is not moving that much..(the storms are but more form and follow the same path over and...
  • Dan Rather loses bid in CBS lawsuit

    01/14/2010 3:16:07 PM PST · by TankerKC · 24 replies · 810+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 13, 2010 | Matea Gold
    Reporting from New York - Dan Rather's protracted legal fight with CBS ended Tuesday when New York state's highest court declined to hear the anchor's motion to reinstate his $70-million lawsuit against his longtime employer. Rather was hoping the court would breathe new life into his suit alleging breach of contract and fraud against CBS that a state appellate court had dismissed in September. But the Court of Appeals denied Rather's motion without comment
  • Free Republic To Reach Out To Liberals

    04/11/2008 12:33:16 AM PDT · by writer33 · 100 replies · 245+ views
    Counterjab ^ | 04/11/08 | Chris Davis
    Freson, CA—In what appears to be the boldest move Jim Robinson has ever made, it seems that Free Republic is going to reach out to liberals. Free Republic, a site known for conservative thought and grass roots activism, has decided to join with Senator John McCain in an effort to compromise. Free Republic was founded in September of 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997 with over 100,000 registered users from across America and the world. However, attendance has dropped and fundraising has become increasingly difficult. So, in an attempt to increase traffic, funds and unity, Jim Robinson...
  • Origins of Free Republic

    01/31/2007 7:17:49 PM PST · by festus · 619 replies · 10,126+ views
    So how far back does the Free Republic archive articles and how can I go back and find some of the first threads that started the whole thing off ? It struck me I've hung out for a while and it was well established when I joined. Be fun to see what we were focused on day one. For me anyway.
  • HELP!!! I need some info on the History of Free Republic!

    09/17/2004 12:37:17 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 76 replies · 2,300+ views
    Today | Mad Dawgg
    I am doing some research on the NEW MEDIA. There used to be a thread on here that had some history about how Free Republic started. But I can't for the life of me find it in the archives. If any of you have links or knowledge on the subject I would surely appreciate if you would post them in this thread. I have several friends and customers (I FReep in my place of business) who want more info on this site. Further, I also have been asked to give a talk to a local community group about the New...
  • A True Story About the Iraqi Overseas Elections and Freeper Activism

    01/29/2005 6:13:04 PM PST · by kristinn · 139 replies · 5,757+ views
    Saturday, January 29, 2005 | Kristinn
    File thus under: It ain't braggin' if it's true.Back in October, the D.C. Chapter of Free Republic staged a rally for our Iraqi friends in Lafayette Park in front of the White House.The rally, held on October 25, was hastily put together in two weeks because the Iraqis wanted to send a message of support for President Bush before the U.S. election on November 2.About 30 Iraqis along with a dozen Freepers attended the rally. The media turnout was mixed. Local Washington area media ignored the rally, but NBC, CNN, Fox News Channel, Al Hurra and Al Arybia (sp) all...
  • History of FreeRepublic

    10/30/2003 12:14:39 PM PST · by dakine · 187 replies · 5,180+ views
    Free Republic and Jim Robinson's Finances Miscellaneous Free Republic Source: Free Republic Published: 07/15/99 Author: Jim Robinson Posted on 07/15/1999 01:02:53 PDT by Jim Robinson Just trying to set the record straight. Even though it's boring, I'll have to go back a few years to lay the groundwork for the story. Warning: it's boring so you might just want to skip this whole thing and go on to a real article... but for those of you who are spreading the gruesome rumors of Jim Robinson ripping off the FReepers, here's the real accounting of Free Republic. During the 70's and...