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Taking a leave of absence from FR
Me

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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KEYWORDS: election; electionaftermath; opus; sadness
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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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