Skip to comments.Taking a leave of absence from FR
Posted on 11/07/2012 9:47:53 AM PST by Big Steve
I know FR may be getting a lot of these, but I am taking a leave of absence from FR. I don't know what to say about yesterday's election, except it fell way below our expectations. I usually come in and observe in here, and I was very hopeful we would win. But when results came out and we would not win, I just wanted to cry. Where has our country gone? This is not the country I know. In the meantime, I will leave FR until I feel the need to come back again. God bless you all for what you do. Keep your heads up, and I will try to keep my head up in the future.
You could have just done this without the vanity and everything would have been fine.
Try and keep the faith Steve...I know right now things look really bad...we seem to have a new America...where freebies trump freedom...but as always, we will continue on...take a short break, catch your breath, and come back soon...:)
I feel the same way, but I must say. There are a lot of really great people here. We need each other. So like I am doing, go lick your wounds and then come back. I say screw the politics. It’s about survival now. Take care FRiend.
there wasn’t a single vote I made yesterday, senator, Prez, all the California propositions, that mattered.
I didn’t get one single bit of good news on this election. California unions and their minions, voted for increased taxes, to weaken the 3 strikes law, to give unions continued right to take money from employees checks to support their own cause...etc..
The TV is off now for all news, I can’t stand to look upon the face of this disgraceful president.
The Obamination has been given four more years to destroy this country. I'd rather stand and fight than crawl off somewhere in self pity.
Maybe a good idea for short term but long term we need every patriot. The Constitution would have never been written if the Founding Fathers only looked at odds or wins & losses.
A lot of work to do, join True the Vote or some other organization to ensure fair voting. Keep up on FR and join in on phone protests or other ways to be heard. They won four years of President but only two for Senate. Find good candicates to run in 2014, maybe even run yourself.
Like Shane once said when told he was leaving one way or the other, “I’d like to think it was my idea.” Keep fighting on your terms.
dogfish or snake dog?
strange thought though.. this is the only place I actually feel good about.
my people are here. they aren’t anywhere else for me, but they ARE here.
See ya’ tomorrow.
Screw Politics. I'm preparing to take care of myself and those close to me. And FR is a resource towards that goal, as well as a comforting reminder that I am not alone.
Yur not feeeling anything a hundred million others aren’t feeeling about now too.
Just stayz out’da Bushes and ya should be OK. See ya when the fog lifts. ;-]
No TV news for me for a good while. Like you I cannot stand to look at The Kenyan.
“It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.” Samuel Adams-
Good post. I add..
Remember the Alamo!
Feel free for a little R&R but everyone of us is needed, now more than ever.
“... it fell way below our expectations.”
Not FR fault — on TV this a.m. someone called it “misplaced optimism.” Well that optimism was “placed” by Rove, Rasmussen, Morris, Gallup and even Barone.
I agree with another — take a break — see ya in the New Year.
Personally I think the election was masterfully rigged. In time maybe some of the architects involved will step forward at their own peril however I think they were probably paid very well so it might take awhile...
Okay we get this day of whining, crying and complaining, but hopefully tomorrow we get back to business, and hopefully as conservatives learn how to be united, stop all the infighting, set goals and objectives as to how we take our country back, and establish strategy.
If too many do what you are wanting to do, our task will be that might harder.
Think about it...everyone!
Thanks for posting. Others may disagree, but I’m interested in our various reactions to recent events.
I can’t see myself ever leaving FR - it’s too valuable as a news and information source, useful commentary aside. I generally have a 2-3 day lead (often more) on what eventually gets broadcast on the nightly news, and that may be very valuable in the future.
To be honest, I’ve already had my fill of the election discussion. No longer interested in those threads, so I just don’t read ‘em. I am very interested in others’ expectations for the future and in learning what their plans are to deal with them. FR is a good place to have one’s ear to the ground, so to speak.
Dark days are ahead. I liken the situation to Sandy - being prepared is important, but knowing what’s on the horizon is crucial too. You need both to survive. FR is my “over the horizon” warning system.
But, can we trust you won’t take a peek now and then?
My wife will be thrilled as she will now be able to watch her cooking shows. I just hope there will be food available to cook in 6 months or so.
We’ll always have Benghazi.
Good analogy. What if McCaulife gave up at Bastonge and let the Germans get to Antwerp? Don’t give up, pray and prepare for anything.
You need to listen to some good ol boy music such as Willie Nelson: “We don’t run, we don’t compromise, we don’t don’t quit, we never do” or Stoney Larue: “If I’m goin’ down, I’m goin’ down in flames.”....that sort of thing. Your name sounds like you are a competent person of good size and we need that sort. Men leaving is how our country got into this feminized condition in the first place. All men, please, please show up and do manly things. The Govt. is taking over your raison d’etre here on earth. It is YOU who protect, fix, innovate, start up, explore...you. RETURN SOON TO MAN STUFF...or lose it all.
That's all the parting wisdom I have.
Hope you come back....I’m on here most of today, because I guess misery loves company...most of everyone on here feels like I do...I’m just sick....
I am sorry for the vanity, but I felt the need to make this post on how I felt. When things are looking up again, I will come back.
Thank you! We’ll stand at different places together.
It is said that a family that prays together stays together. FR is a family that prays together. I know we are all hurting this morning and maybe we even question where God is in these election results. To those I would simply say God's ways are not our ways. The Lord is still in control. He will lead us out of this valley in His own way and in His own time. HAVE FAITH Steve.
Me too. Tired of this echo chamber. Tired of the god is on our side bull. Tired of religious nut cases not opting for Romney because he’s a Mormon. Hope your self righteousness feels great as you pay 5$ per gallon on your way to church.
Tired of idiot Jews voting for a Muslim. 70 percent. See yah Isreal. Have fun getting bombed. Tired of Catholics and their “social justice”. Wanna kill your baby? No problem. We got your abortion mill right here.
Tired of H mos and their agenda. Your children will learn that it’s perfectly acceptable for dudes to sodomize eachother. Don’t like it? Well you’re a bigot...
17 years in the army. Multiple deployments. Nearly killed several times for this country. Can’t take it any more. Half the country wants socialism.
Well f them and f the government. It’s my wife and kids that’s it. That I will defend. Reverend Wright was correct. Goddamn America.
Georgia voted to allow Charter Schools. School choice may help us in twenty years. They will still be government schools though.
Hi, like me, I hear demoralization in your post. Hey, me too. And I agree with Rush Limbaugh and what he has stated in the first hour of his show. It’s obvious that the country today is not the country you or I was born into. But leaving FR isn’t the answer. Stay around, I urge you. Keep me company.
Pray. Regroup. Re-energize. Breathe.
This sounds hugh and series. What happened? Were you stuned by your beeber?
Just thought you might need a little humor to remember us by. You’ll be back when the fog clears.
“If too many do what you are wanting to do, our task will be that might harder.”
That is correct, and everyone getting upset and hiding out will just give the left a bigger victory.
I fight till I die. I do not let the commies get me down. Hence my FR name. . .
The election results are NOT because of this web site. Look deeper.
We all express humor at the perpetual delusional state the Liberals and Democrats keep themselves in, but didn’t we just do the same thing?
All these anecdotes of a lack of obama lawn signs and bumper stickers, low-key opinions among fellow-workers who voted for him before, dejection among many of his other followers, less crowds for him and more, WAY more, for Romney.
What the Hell went wrong? Were we just talking among ourselves like that famous quote by Pauline Kael? (I can’t believe Nixon won, I dont know a single person who voted for him)
When Indiana and Kentucky went for Romney, I thought there just might be something to the “tsunami” claim, but by 7:30 PM PST I started to feel like I did in the last election - Good God, can there be THAT may stupid people in America? I soaked in the tub and read a few chapters and by time I came back in the living room, that question received a resounding YES!
I won’t quit FR, but will lessen my visits, mainly as an archaeologist interested in a bygone civilization. All this brave talk about “next time” or “take back the GOP” are merely echoes of that original delusion.
This country is almost done and by time another four years rolls by it will be stick-the-fork-in-it time. Face it folks, the Free Sh!t crowd has won and will only increase with the coming/continuing Amnesty for illegals.
I’m going Galt even more than I have been before, say “P!ss on ‘em all” and hunker down. It won’t help me any and the end will be the same, just as if I just kept reading conservative message boards and tried “taking back my country”.
I know that. I just feel the need to do other things that will help me understand what happened and why it happened. FR is a great site, been a member since 1998 through our ups and downs. Will be on a member until I decide to stop posting altogether.
Rest up, recoup, reload!
LOL, when I feel like crying. :)
Thank you for your service.
Some of us are going underground.
There is an argument to dig in, take refuge where you can and hold tight. Let the liberal socialist masses rot in the putrid culture they have created.
"America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards." Claire Wolfe - 101 Things to Do 'Til the Revolution (1996)
The second part of your screen name fits you to a “T.”
Vaya con Dios, mi amigo.......
Just let me know where the meet-up is when the SHTF.
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