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    Red face Note to Freepers:threatening the President may result in visits by the Secret Service

    Daily Kos: State of the Nation

    Jim Robinson, founder of Free Republic, sounds off occasionally — usually to steer the discussions on the site toward approved talking points. This morning, however, he gave a little moron-to-moron talk to his flock of Freepers called, Regarding salty talk aimed at the president (or other officials) vs visits from the SS.


    He dances around the point delicately, but he's basically asking Freepers to stop threatening the President on his site. Recently, I and other diarists have noted an alarming uptick in the occurrence of violent rhetoric on the site. Commenters in many of these diaries have urge alerting the secret service or FBI. Jim Robinson refers to "visits from the SS" (Secret Service) in general terms, but doesn't say anything about any specific incidents. From personal experience, however, I am fairly certain that he's been spoken to about the content of his site and has been asked (possibly in a friendly way) to see to it that it is toned down.

    The post itself is a hilarious cold war artifact, so here it is in its entirety. I've added emphasis to the part which suggests he's already been through a Secret Service investigation at least once:

    Unfortunately, we are saddled with a communist sympathizer in the White House. I don't know whether or not he's an actual card carrying commie, but he's definitely an America-hating, anti-capitalist Marxist leftist who thinks communism is the way to go. Now I remember when America used to fight against communism. It wasn't that long ago. Many of us on FR are veterans of wars against communism and some of us believe that American citizens who are communists are the enemy within, ie, the domestic enemy we've sworn to defend against. American citizen? hmmmm... that may be a loophole for Obama.

    At any rate, the oath is to defend our constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. I can imagine that this places an enormous strain on our Secret Service agents. It's obvious to anyone with a brain that Obama is an enemy of the constitution. So should the SS defend the constitution or defend the anti-constitution commie?

    So now comes the problem. If you feel it's your duty to call Obama a traitor and use salty language in your proposed resolution, ie, suggest the commie be keelhauled, walked off the plank, run up the yardarm, tarred and feathered and run out of Dodge, etc, etc, etc, you may be facing a visit from your friendly Secret Service. And even though your visiting agent may agree politically, and may take his oath to the constitution seriously, he's still sworn to protect the officeholder and it's his duty to take all threats seriously. And that may include serving me with a subpoena to turn over your IP address. Now I'm duty bound to protect your privacy to the best of my ability, but I cannot defend against stupidity.

    Best advice I can give is to keep it to yourself. Don't post anything that may embarrass you later, or end you up in the slammer.

    Ever vigilant.
    Keep your powder dry.
    This sounds like something straight out of 1952.

    In the comments, Jim Robinson says that he is asked for information about a poster about "once every four years." Wow, how many times has Kos had to answer to the Secret Service? And we are the un-American ones?
    Anyway, no Freepology post would be complete without choice Freeper comments. Let's start off with one from prismsinc:
    If Obama is a man, he will meet me in person. He’s a gutless coward that is using the SS to hide behind. Obama is a lowly immature fool that couldn’t run a hot dog stand.
    Obama, come here and meet me you coward. You don’t want to hear what I think of you? You’re going to let Emmanuel and Geithner and these other minions you appointed do your bidding?
    If we ALL say what we want, he will be overwhelmed. He can’t possibly cover every one of us.
    Why would the President of the United States want to meet this guy? Because he's a man? If prismsinc wants to meet men, shouldn't he post on Craigslist or something?
    Also, isn't the entire point of appointing minions so that they will do your bidding?
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    Well, that moratorium didn't last long, did it, Jim? OK, well there's always one bad apple.
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    Maybe two.
    With the oligarchy recording anything that looks like it MIGHT be of the least interest r usefulness toward their goals from every origination point in every electronic network on the planet . . .
    just how would an IP hiding site be of the least bit of use.
    Particularly since they would undoubtedly have their own bots resident on such sites if not having set the sites up themselves—anywhere on the planet.
    The American government spying on its citizens?! No! That would never happen! Except to protect us from terrorism, in which case, there are no rules!
    We will never go back to Mayberry America because the Left has made it their mission to wipe it off the map and out of the fabric of our society long ago. There are consequences for those actions by the Left. One consequence is that far fewer conservatives are willing to "take the bullet" for these treasonous bas-tards who call themselves "Americans" anymore.
    We will never return to Mayberry for the same reason that we will never return to Hazzard County, Georgia: it's fictional.
    Speaking of the utterly fictional, is this what Freepers are talking about when they say, "liberals hate the truth"? Is this an example of the "facts" they learn from Rush Limbaugh?
    Funny how Obama’s top "Secret Police Advisor" and much lauded Democrat hero, William Ayers, declared war on America, bombed and planned attacks and murder on our military and planned on murdering 50 million Americans who rejected Marxism - and his reward is professorship, tenure and adulation and hero status by the Democrat party.
    Yet Obama has declared that no American may dissent with him or his policies?
    Secret Police Advisor? For realsies?
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    Thanks for the recs!

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    Now I'm duty bound to protect your privacy to the best of my ability, but I cannot defend against stupidity.
    If he did, he'd be doing it till he died on that site.
    I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you.

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    It's obvious to anyone with a brain that Obama is an enemy of the constitution. So should the SS defend the constitution or defend the anti-constitution commie?
    It's obvious to anyone that wasn't in a coma for the last 8 years that Dubya was 'the enemy of the Constitution.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingcap72 View Post
    It's obvious to anyone that wasn't in a coma for the last 8 years that Dubya was 'the enemy of the Constitution.'
    Obvious to everyone else but not them. They will follow their fearless leader (Bush) to the grave.

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    Even though I wholeheartedly disagree with their philosophy about politics, they're just as entitled as anyone else to voice their opinion about Obama and/or the democratic party. And of course no one can make threats about the President- that's never been legal, and it's certainly something that can not be taken lightly. It's one thing to not like the President, it's quite another to threaten him or his family. Besides the fact that it doesn't look so good for that person's political party or agenda, it'sdownright intolerant and DANGEROUS.
    Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege.

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    Alright, who here at GR is a freeper???

    Promise I won't hold it against any of y'all.

    Come out come out wherever you are....


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    I lurked there are few times. Scary.

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