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Taking a leave of absence from FR
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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.


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1 posted on 11/07/2012 9:47:57 AM PST by Big Steve
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To: Big Steve

You could have just done this without the vanity and everything would have been fine.


2 posted on 11/07/2012 9:49:53 AM PST by frogjerk (OBAMA NOV 2012 = HORSEMEAT)
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To: Big Steve; All
don't run away like a "scaled dog"...stay in touch.

3 posted on 11/07/2012 9:51:10 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Anger a Conservative by telling a lie; Anger a Liberal by telling the truth. - RWR 8-)
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To: Big Steve

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...:)


4 posted on 11/07/2012 9:51:36 AM PST by ~Vor~ (Freeper since 10/98)
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To: Big Steve

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.


5 posted on 11/07/2012 9:51:55 AM PST by defconw
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To: Big Steve

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.


6 posted on 11/07/2012 9:53:02 AM PST by Chuzzlewit
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To: Big Steve
What if Washington and the few troops he had gave up Valley Forge, or the initial defeats we suffered at the beginning of WW@ - what if we all just gave up.

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.

7 posted on 11/07/2012 9:53:45 AM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: Big Steve

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.


8 posted on 11/07/2012 9:53:50 AM PST by Kenny (<p)
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To: skinkinthegrass

dogfish or snake dog?


9 posted on 11/07/2012 9:54:38 AM PST by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: Chuzzlewit

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.


10 posted on 11/07/2012 9:54:57 AM PST by Chuzzlewit
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To: Big Steve

See ya’ tomorrow.


11 posted on 11/07/2012 9:55:18 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Big Steve
I'm taking a leave of absence from the entire internet EXCEPT for FR. I've Gone Galt from all TV, news, internet, ect.

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.

12 posted on 11/07/2012 9:56:00 AM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 10/07/12)
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To: Big Steve

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. ;-]


13 posted on 11/07/2012 9:57:07 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Chuzzlewit
Totally understand how you feel.

No TV news for me for a good while. Like you I cannot stand to look at The Kenyan.

14 posted on 11/07/2012 9:58:10 AM PST by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001 and 9/11/2012: NEVER FORGET.)
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To: Big Steve

“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-


15 posted on 11/07/2012 9:58:11 AM PST by samadams2000
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To: SkyDancer; Big Steve

Good post. I add..

Remember the Alamo!

Feel free for a little R&R but everyone of us is needed, now more than ever.


16 posted on 11/07/2012 9:58:15 AM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: Big Steve

“... 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.


17 posted on 11/07/2012 9:58:50 AM PST by bunster
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

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...


18 posted on 11/07/2012 9:59:51 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Big Steve

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!


19 posted on 11/07/2012 10:00:51 AM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Big Steve

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.


20 posted on 11/07/2012 10:00:52 AM PST by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: Big Steve

But, can we trust you won’t take a peek now and then?


21 posted on 11/07/2012 10:01:36 AM PST by Misterioso ("Do you like Ayn Rand?" "Kinda, how 'bout you?" "Well, I grew beyond her." "Oh, me too, just today.")
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To: Chuzzlewit
"The TV is off now for all news..."

Same here.

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.

22 posted on 11/07/2012 10:02:27 AM PST by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: Big Steve
Actually, I feel more drawn to FR when we LOSE. It's a place to vent, and share ideas and comments with like-minded people.

Sometimes non-sensical and liberal-minded people post, but all you have to do is not read them.

But, we all sometimes need solitude to lick our wounds and re-group.

Good luck.
23 posted on 11/07/2012 10:03:26 AM PST by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: Big Steve

We’ll always have Benghazi.


24 posted on 11/07/2012 10:04:22 AM PST by gotribe (He's a mack-daddy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV415yit7Zg)
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To: SkyDancer

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.


25 posted on 11/07/2012 10:04:54 AM PST by crazydad (-` sd)
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To: Big Steve

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.


26 posted on 11/07/2012 10:06:01 AM PST by Anima Mundi (ENVY IS JUST PASSIVE, LAZY GREED)
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To: Big Steve
So long, You won't be forgotten till you leave. Cherrio, all that, keep your chins up, keep your shoulder to the wheel, your back to the wall, your eye on the ball...

That's all the parting wisdom I have.

27 posted on 11/07/2012 10:09:00 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: prisoner6
~ Soon ~

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28 posted on 11/07/2012 10:10:31 AM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: Big Steve

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....


29 posted on 11/07/2012 10:10:39 AM PST by little-e (RIP USA DIED NOV.6,2012)
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To: All

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.


30 posted on 11/07/2012 10:12:17 AM PST by Big Steve
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To: SkyDancer

Thank you! We’ll stand at different places together.


31 posted on 11/07/2012 10:13:12 AM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine .)
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To: Big Steve
Steve:

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.

32 posted on 11/07/2012 10:13:46 AM PST by teletech (Say NO to RINOS!)
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To: Big 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.

So long.


33 posted on 11/07/2012 10:15:52 AM PST by strider44
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To: Chuzzlewit

Georgia voted to allow Charter Schools. School choice may help us in twenty years. They will still be government schools though.


34 posted on 11/07/2012 10:16:55 AM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: Big Steve

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.


35 posted on 11/07/2012 10:17:50 AM PST by navymom1
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To: Big Steve

Pray. Regroup. Re-energize. Breathe.


36 posted on 11/07/2012 10:19:57 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Big Steve

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.


37 posted on 11/07/2012 10:24:13 AM PST by 109ACS (If this be Treason, then make the most of it. Patrick Henry, May 1765)
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To: PoloSec

“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. . .


38 posted on 11/07/2012 10:25:12 AM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Big Steve

The election results are NOT because of this web site. Look deeper.


39 posted on 11/07/2012 10:27:43 AM PST by Alissa
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To: Big Steve

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 don’t 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”.


40 posted on 11/07/2012 10:29:48 AM PST by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: Big Steve; Jim Robinson
(this is sarcasm, of course) Shame on you Jim and John Robinson for running off all those weak minded Freepers who can't handle defeat or life. It's all your fault.
41 posted on 11/07/2012 10:32:00 AM PST by fish hawk
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To: Alissa
The election results are NOT because of this web site. Look deeper.

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.

42 posted on 11/07/2012 10:34:09 AM PST by Big Steve
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To: Big Steve

Rest up, recoup, reload!


43 posted on 11/07/2012 10:39:18 AM PST by miserare
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To: gotribe

LOL, when I feel like crying. :)


44 posted on 11/07/2012 10:40:26 AM PST by miserare
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To: strider44

Thank you for your service.

Some of us are going underground.


45 posted on 11/07/2012 10:43:50 AM PST by miserare
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To: crazydad
The concept “sanction of the victim” is defined by Leonard Peikoff as “the willingness of the good to suffer at the hands of the evil, to accept the role of sacrificial victim for the ‘sin’ of having values”. Evil is a parasite on the good and can only exist if the good tolerates it. What would happen if this sanction were revoked. When will it be time to take a stand and stop allowing the looters, users and takers to paint us with a false guilt. When should we give up and relieve ourselves of the burden of carrying the world.

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)

46 posted on 11/07/2012 10:44:39 AM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: stuartcr; All
don't run away like a "scaled dog"
dogfish or snake dog?
hmmm...scaled = scalded...
LOL!..Where's your grammar police badge.

47 posted on 11/07/2012 10:53:30 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Anger a Conservative by telling a lie; Anger a Liberal by telling the truth. - RWR 8-)
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To: frogjerk

The second part of your screen name fits you to a “T.”


48 posted on 11/07/2012 11:02:28 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Big Steve

Vaya con Dios, mi amigo.......


49 posted on 11/07/2012 11:02:52 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Big Steve

Just let me know where the meet-up is when the SHTF.


50 posted on 11/07/2012 11:03:17 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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