Suit up, folks – the fit has hit the shan over in greater Freepistan for sure.
When I put last week’s “Downfall” parody together, I had no idea how closely reality would follow satire, but it has, and more.
…had become this:
Let’s put this FReepathon to bed. We have bigger fish to fry.
April 27, 2012 | 2ndDivisionVet
Posted on Friday, April 27, 2012 6:56:50 AM by2ndDivisionVet
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.Comment #2 Removed by Moderator
To: 2ndDivisionVetYes, ya’ll haven’t smeared Romney near enough to re-elect your favcrite house negro President.
Perhaps you’d like to give to keep free discussion alive (???????)
Insulting FReepers is not exactly the best way to solicit funds.
You may want to reflect on why contributions are way off.
To: 2ndDivisionVetI believe that there used to be a model of free discussion here. But, the number of zots over opinion as opposed to violation of posting rules gives credence to those who say that this model has ceased to exist.
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.To: wtc911
If FR survives the next four years of Obama, I will be pleasantly surprised.
Try harder next time, perhaps threaten my life.To: Peter from Rutland
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.To: WatchOutForSnakesAsk all the people who have been run off over a simple difference of opinion
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.
To: Peter from Rutland
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.35 posted on Friday, April 27, 2012 8:52:03 AM bySecond Amendment First (“Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not…” – Thomas Jefferson.)To: wtc911You are so correct. I have been a member since 2001 and have always been quite loyal. However, the insults and constant badgering that is currently allowed has soured me on the site. Believe me I am extremely conservative, but feel that it is more important to remove Obama than anything else. That is obviously no longer the objective on this site. Instead it seems to be to insult anyone who believes as I do.
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.44 posted on Friday, April 27, 2012 9:05:19 AM byw1andsodidwe (Barrak has now won the contest. He is even worse than Jimmah.)
To: Second Amendment Firstthose being banned are the ones silenced for expressing their opinions.
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.49 posted on Friday, April 27, 2012 9:17:00 AM byDJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)To: 2ndDivisionVet“Free discussion…” LOL! How can you even post such a lie.I told the goon squad last January they were losing donations due to their stupid antics of Zotting, tattle tailing(sic) and brow beating posters that don’t tow(sic) the line. Now you come with your tin cup in hand wondering where the money went.It’s NOT the economy but you all won’t listen anyways.51 posted on Friday, April 27, 2012 9:20:20 AM byladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)To: norwaypinesavageI 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.
That is not what you are doing. This is a fund raising thread
(Clouseau) “Not any-meure.”
To: DJ MacWoW
Principles matter? Are you kidding. They are so fluid here, I’m not even sure they exist. Many of the “Go Newt!” crowd were flaming him as a liberal they couldnt vote for as late as last December.