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.
Why not allow ads?
Do you guys still have nice cubicles and free pizza and Zima, or did the Soros money get a little tight so that you have to blog out of mom’s basement or Starbucks? What does that pay?
That’s not up to me, I don’t own FR.
Good discussion about it here.
This primary season was really ugly and a lot of people, old and new, left because of the piling on or were banned. I even left for a while. It’s going to take a long time to heal those wounds. Lots of people will never come back and have found new homes at other forums.
That’s a major reason why the donations are down hard. Another reason is because people have been cutting their budgets because of the slow economy and inflation.
The owner has to find a way to survive and I, for one, don’t begrudge the use of ads if that’s the only way.
A LOT of people aren’t welcomed here any more. That hurts donations significantly.
You don’t believe that free discussion takes place here?
Insulting FReepers is not exactly the best way to solicit funds.
You may want to reflect on why contributions are way off.
I guess that depends on your definition of free
You know that I speak my mind. What you don't know is that I have received well over a dozen messages in the past two years from freepers who said that they were afraid to post similar opinions for fear of being zotted.
That's the fact of it...many long-time freepers do not feel "free" to discuss. I believe that the pendulum will swing back but in the mean-time FR will lose good people.
Dittos to that!
If FR survives the next four years of Obama, I will be pleasantly surprised.
Try harder next time, perhaps threaten my life.
Maybe the bloggers could be hit up for a donation. :-)
You think wtc911 is a troll?
I have not been able to find any place else that gives such a strong combination of conservative philosophy, activism, news and discussion.
The members of this website are a force majeure responsible for a huge inpact on political communication at the grassroots level. We engage in intelligent debate, we analyze the news, we spread the word, and we organize against the gutless anti-American ignorance that is liberalism. We are one of the main engines of political discussion and activism in this country.
OUR DONATIONS MAKE THIS INSTITUTION RUN. It is so easy to make an automatic monthly donation; I donate $10/month via electronic debit. I believe in the goals and the purpose of this website and more importantly in the philosophy behind it. I use its services, I have benefitted intellectually from its content, and I therefore believe that I have a responsibility to help keep it running.
If you don’t believe that we are quite literally engaged in a fight for the life of our country, you should probably just click on the next News/Activism link while you still can. If you believe that Free Republic is an important bulwark against the American socialist movement and against those who are actively trying to bring America to her knees, then it’s time to set up a small monthly donation.
“You dont believe that free discussion takes place here?”
You’re kidding, right? Ask all the people who have been run off over a simple difference of opinion if free discussion takes place here.
You seem to have somewhat limited insight into imagery
That’s okay there’s still time
Thank you for making my point.
Aren’t we the little martyr? And your “house negro” comment sure doesn’t hurt those enemies of FreeRepublic who constantly attempt to paint us all as hood wearing Klansmen or skinhead neo-Nazis. Just what a troll would do.
His post just made my point for me.
How can I ask them anything if they’re not here anymore? Are you going to give me their phone numbers or a Mapquest to their house?
I didn't mind so much the bulk of the primary season, although the Mormon FReepers and the Mitt supporters could certainly be expected to feel differently.
It has been these last few weeks that have been disappointing to me.
Its going to take a long time to heal those wounds.
Step 1: Stop inflicting wounds.
Step 2: Heal wounds.
Oh yes, I am such a naughty person. Tell me again how much Romney is like Obama. Moonbat is not a term reserved for the left anymore.
Bring it. Come on, insult and threaten me. You know you want to. Just like a liberal would with anyone that disagrees with them.
Did you misunderstand my post? I am not Jim Robinson. I do not own FreeRepublic. You saw nothing wrong with that “house negro” bullshit, but my post was insulting?
If you need new glasses, my wife sells them.
Bless your heart. It's not a simple difference of opinion.
1. A Conservative bastion cannot support a socialist.
2. Conservatives are fighting Republican liberals for control. Surrendering is just that, surrender. Why would they ever believe conservatives "line in the sand" if we cave to them again?
3. Principles matter.
The originator of this post is doing a fine job of “putting this FReepathon to bed”.
I wonder if he is actually an anti-freeper looking to put the final nail in FR as we have known it.
Do I really need to post information again? I still have it.
I am a 6ft, 360lbs Army and security veteran. I don’t really think I need to threaten anyone. Why are you trying to bait me? Did my talk of trolling for Obama perhaps hit a little too close to home? We know that various and sundry Axelrod dupes are assigned to FR and other conservative sites to stir the excreta. You’re sounding more and more like one of them.
Didn’t realize you had a point
I’ve voted Republican all my life. I voted for Gingrich in the the primary. I am a member of my towns Republican committee.
Would you like to see a transcript of my voting record?
If you don't want to donate, fine. But why are you working on starting a fight?
Anti-freepers and the left want FR silenced. Why are you trying to help them?
Many believe that Free Republic is now inadvertently acting to re-elect a Socialist President.
Again, this is about supporting the forum that you use. If you do not wish to donate, that’s fine. But why are you stirring the pot?
Most of the Rockefellers, DuPonts, Fords, Bushes and that type of squish could all say the same thing. What does that prove? And there's no "record" of who you voted for in the primaries. We have this thing called a "secret ballot" here in the United States.
Because this site is supported by we who contribute, I don't understand the thinking that only some peoples ideas can be heard. Of course, if I am an Obama backer I should be insulted and banned, but that is far from the case. It will unfortunately destroy the site. I am so sad, because I have always loved this site. i just don't come here any more because of the insults.
I do not wish to silence anyone; those being banned are the ones silenced for expressing their opinions. For that they are reviled and banished.
A decade ago this used to be a real free discussion site where posters could disagree without the simplistic name calling. It’s all just preaching to the choir now.
Jim Rob owns the site and can fund it however he wants, so FR will not be silenced.
You can accuse me of being Adolf Hitler but it doesn’t make it true.
You people have gone over the line with me a number of times and I’ve had enough. I was going to shut up but I’ve decided to make a stand because there are more out here just like me, they’re just too afraid to stand up to you people.
The rest of the sane world is working to get rid of Obama, no matter what the cost is because the country you fought for cannot stand another four years of this.
Winning the Senate and the House is not enough because Obama has proven he will simply go around them. Yet it seems a vast majority here want to plant their feet in the ground and stand on some false sense of “no more RINOs, it stops here”.
Well, this isn’t the time for it. Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
The vindictiveness that comes out on almost every thread is far from open and free discussion. This is a major part of the donation problem, as I see it.
I don't believe that telling the truth is "stirring the pot". Sometimes the truth hurts, but that's usually when it most needs to be said.
The owner has made clear that Conservative FR will not support a socialist. Those banned for various reasons know the rules. They made a choice.
A decade ago this used to be a real free discussion site
Then you haven't been paying attention. For the whole life of FR there have been "lines in the sand" and there has been those who chose to cross them.
Its funny. WTC posits that good discussion could be down due to the antagonistic posters threatening to zot everyone who doesnt fall in line and you call him a troll. Wonder where the intelligent discussion went? It left when people started using pictures and insults as debating tools.