Skip to comments.Let's put this to bed. We have bigger fish to fry.
Posted on 04/27/2012 4:56:50 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Everyone please send whatever you are able to, whether it is $10, $100 or $1,000+. The DUmmies, Morons, Kos Kiddies and that crew are laughing up their sleeves. Jim may have to make this site members only or allow ads. Better for us to just help with what we can. Maybe you can donate as a memorial for a lost loved one, a servicemember who never made it home or was disabled defending our country. Perhaps you'd like to give to keep free discussion alive and to show them that we're not knuckling under. I'm sure a well thought out or prayerful meditation will lead you to see the need and how you can help. If every registered FReeper and our lurkers would each just help out with a fin or a sawbuck, or better yet a Ben Franklin, we could put this to bed and get on with the conservative cause.
I’m not saying who you should vote for, but I agree, a write-in does nothing but waste your gas driving to the voting booth. They aren’t even looked at. It may make you feel good, but it is symbolism over substance if your vote doesn’t have electors.
If you are determined to not vote for Obama or Romney, then look down the list.
Heck, no matter how much he has annoyed us at times (all due respect Tom), there is always voting for FR’s own Eternal Vigilance if he gets on the ballot. At least you know you have a vote for someone who meets all the Conservative criteria. (this is not an endorsement).
It is your vote, but the calls for a ‘write in’ campaign do nothing but meet emotional needs for a brief second when you are writing that name. (I’m keeping how I’m going to myself at this point.)
And I still loved your FB dog comment. LOL!
He mentioned several things. A router may have been one.
I'm not tech savvy and didn't understand all the things that he was talking about. And there's nothing wrong with asking him ya know.
The Bible says by your fruits you shall know them. Your celebration of good conservatives getting booted off this site says a lot about you. You and your gang do more harm than good.
The other problem with simply not voting is that you are not supporting the other Republicans on the ticket.
We need to take the House and Senate. Staying home is not an option. If people don’t like the Presidential choices than vote for Daffy Duck.
Good conservatives don't get the boot. But posters that repost lies from other sites do.
And what about once Palin endorses Romney? Then a vote for Palin is either contradicting her own stated wishes, or she’s a CINO and a sellout not worthy of a vote in the first place.
Au contraire. I’ve seen lots of good conservatives get the boot here, not “for posting lies from other sites” - just for posting their opinions. Hope you enjoy your echo chamber.
-- Fulton J. Sheen, 1953
"Moral principles do not depend on a majority vote. Wrong is wrong, even if everybody is wrong. Right is right, even if nobody is right."
-- Fulton J. Sheen, 1953
I do agree that a vote for a candidate who has not indicated their willingness to stand for election is a wasted vote. Unless there is absolutely no principled choice being offered whatsoever. Then it hardly matters one way or another.
Have a good day.
Yes, DJ has been very patient in her responses.
And altura, you have been a stand up person also.
I think the circular reasoning the echo chamber uses is that by definition, if you get booted you aren’t a “good conservative” - which helps increase the smugness factor in their increasingly small world.
Very sane comments. Thanks.
just for posting their opinions.
You addressed two specific posters being banned. They were not booted for opinion. They posted slander from another site.
As to other Zots, posting history may tell the story. I never assume that I know the reasons for bannings.
“...heres the official position in favor of RC Cola...”
Good points...although I have no idea who the “RC Cola” is that’s favored by the official position of this site.
I am. It is 2012 and not being "tech savvy" is nothing to be proud of.
As I said I have no problem with Jim taking a salary and paying his staff. FR is a full time job and Jim can determine his salary. That is the way business works.
Just don't blink your eyes coyly and tell me that eggs are $200.00 a dozen when we ALL know they aren't.
Or the poster may be a trolling anti-freeper that drank the wrong persons Kool-Aid.
“The only constant in life is change...”
True, although in the corporate world I’ve seen it used as cover for countless bad decisions.
I'm surprised that came from you. Truly. As a grandmother, why would I need to know how to build and maintain a website?! Why are you trying to be insulting?
Contributions are not investments. Your contributions give you no controlling interest in Free Republic, LLC.
Do you have any control and/or financial auditing power over other organizations to which you make donations?
Cussing and kicking stuff is tough on the furniture and usually results in stubbed toes
RC Cola was a soft drink that was very popular in the early 70's and much better than either Coke or Pepsi, imo.
I believe it stood for Royal Crown??
“Or the poster may be a trolling anti-freeper that drank the wrong persons Kool-Aid.”
Uh huh, or they may not be.
I’ve consumed my share of RC Cola (and I agree...I like it better than Coke or Pepsi). I was referring to the poster’s analogy that there is a 3rd option (besides Coke and Pepsi) that’s “officially favored”. I have no idea who the equivalent of that would be with respect to who is the “officially favored” option by FR.
He knew what you meant.
Exactly true. And there is nothing particularly noble, conservative, free or rebellious about that.
They were. And there’s more.
Point them out then.
“They were. And theres more.”
Or you can always call them that cuz it makes you feel better.
Honestly people, if there are or aren’t ‘anti-Free Republic’ websites shouldn’t matter.
This site is in the business of traffic and ideas.
Put it in the analogy of a restaurant. If you own a McDonald’s franchise and Burger King pops up nearby, do you mock and jeer people who go to Burger King or do you try to make your franchise so appealing that people choose you more often? Do you make your burgers better and make your customers feel welcome, or do you lock your doors and flip off Burger King?
The way it was is that Perry was portrayed as the anti Christ himself, then he was mocked as a rube.
No measure of his long record of conservatism was sufficient to call off the howling dogs.
I heard every BS line of hate on the Perry threads and I only saw one jackass zotted.
There was an entire posse with pinglists that just hounded poor Cincinatis Wife
I know, I "got it" right after I hit the post button.
I think I'll just go back to sleep now, lol!
Several have been “pointed out”. I think we’ll let the others expose themselves. And they will..
Believe him if you want. I don't. He has already shown he will change his views on abortion in the name of political expediency. The problem is, once you do that, it can be hard to get anyone to believe that you really mean your current position. Especially when people notice that you have flip-flopped on a lot of other issues as well.
I am not trying to be insulting. Being a grandfather I have to stay up to date to support my family. If I told the President of the company I work for that I needed 400k for servers he wouldn’t fire me, he would shoot me. (It is Texas after all)
Did you read the rest of the post?
I am insulted by people telling me about “equipment costs” when they don’t know anything about said equipment. Note also that servers are an off the shelf item so there is no waiting for them.
I don’t want a doctor telling me how to fix my car or a mechanic telling me to eat right because of my high blood pressure either.
I love ya DJ but explaining FR expenses should be left to Jim Rob.
Puh-leeze, CW had no problem using FR to also attack GOP candidates not named Perry. If you play that kind of hardball, you have to expect the same in return.
MyLife, I’m sorry but I liked Perry and the poster in question you are talking about did exactly what dirtboy said and more, to the point I started questioning if she was a Perry supporter or someone who just wanted to rile people up.
She even started trashing Newt and Cain for being supported by Conservative organizations that also supported Perry and of whom Perry supported. In other words, while claiming to support Perry, she was making cases against him and just causing fights with other members.
It was pretty sad actually.
38% would be great progress.
Most guesses used to be around 5%.
May God have mercy on us all—particularly those who truly seek Him and of good heart toward God and man.
I held my nose and voted for Dole in 1996, I've done that routine (I didn't consider voting for McCain a nose-hold vote since Palin was on the ticket as well). But it really is something that a lot of GOP stalwarts on this site are having such a difficult time coming over to vote for the Romney camp.
But, then again, the GOP-E showed us in 2010 what party loyalty means to them when they don't get their way.
She did nothing other than promote her candidate.
The ruthless mobs that personally attacked her and slandered Perry were disgusting.
She always took it in stride and backed her self with facts.
She was not, and is not prone to personal attacks.
I think she did an admirable job fighting off the jackals
I had beefs with Cain and Newt too.
I made peace with Newt.
Cain can kiss my ass.
..then don't come back a few months later saying you were only trying to promote your candidate and were being 'nothing but reasonable'.
Bullcrap. Do you know why so many of the Perry supporters get little sympathy about how unfair FR was to Perry? Because many of them, like you, are in denial that many of them played hardball against the other candidates as well.
Should I go find articles posted by CW last fall that bashed other candidates? Or would that just be a waste of time?
That's the approximate yearly budget. I don't think anyone has said that it was for servers.
I'm sorry that you missed my posts pinging Jim and stating that asking for info wasn't a bad thing.
Hope your day is wonderful.
I think my distrust of Cain is well documented.
Oh, not you, tomkat. Please don’t adopt the concern troll “so sad” meme.