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brainshrub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 12:10 AM
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I just got banned from my favorite conservative forum. Ask me anything.
www.freeconservatives.com

Yes, they are right-wing loonies... but I've started to like them. I also enjoyed the threads. Some of my best writing lately has been done on that forum.

I didn't think I was changeing any minds, but it was fun to yell at my screen every once in a while.

Freeconservatives.com isn't like Freerepublic.com. For one, they have a format that is far easier to understand and follow. Also, they don't automaticaly block Liberals as long as you aren't disruptive.

I was very careful not to be disruptive, but when the subject of Rush came up I made some snarkly comments and also implied that Ann Coulter is a man. I think that's what got me banned...but I haven't asked yet.

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freetobegay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 12:15 AM
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1. I use to visit boards like that
Edited on Sun Apr-18-04 12:16 AM by freetobegay
& I figured out it was doing me no good so I stopped. I run a forum on my website for gay liberals & one guy has finally found me, he is form another forum I use to go to, He is Gay & one of the biggest rightwing nuts I know! Talk about being disruptive! I don't ban him though because I like toying with him. His favorite person is Rush Limbaugh, needless to say I just posted in my forum the flash Rush is a nazi! Boy are we going to have fun over this one!
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brainshrub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 12:22 AM
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3. Ironic you should mention that.
Edited on Sun Apr-18-04 12:29 AM by brainshrub
I suspect the thread that got me banned was that apparently Howard Stern interviewed a man who claimed to have slept with Rush.

My attitude was: "Who cares, does it make a difference? And, by the way, Ann Coulter is probably a man"

Then about an hour later I came back & was blocked. :(

I don't blame 'em. I'm sure if someone made cracks about Randi Rhodes the mods would do the same here. I'm just bummed b/c I kinda liked the forum. The conservative rants made me wince, but they followed a funny logic.
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freetobegay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 12:35 AM
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10. We are still trying to figure out his mentality.
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tjwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 12:25 AM
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6. Gay republicans...
Does he not realize that they hate his guts? Does he not remember the mid eighties, when Rush would read off the names of gay men who had died of aids, and would play a laugh track following each and every name? That piece of human garbage is his favorite person?
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brainshrub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 12:28 AM
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8. Did Rush really do that?
Do you have a link?

I'm no fan of Rush, but I doubt even he could be so cold.
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tjwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 12:54 AM
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11. Heard it myself, and yes he is that cold...
My cubicle used to be right next to the shipping / receiving crew, and every day I would get the pleasure of listening to him blast that crap, in addition to many other racist and ethnic slurs. You have to remember this was the eighties, and Reagan was the President, a President who did not even MENTION aids, until 1985, five years after the first case, hit the United States, because, it was "only affecting homosexuals".

That was the entire mindset of the country at the time, I'm old, I remember. The Reagan / Bush years made people so at ease with their different bigotries, that this type of crap played over the radio waves was really no big deal. You would go out and hear comedians at night clubs telling jokes like "what do you call a faggot in a wheel chair? rolaids", to uproarious laughter. This is the type of conservative "values", that Reagan and Bush made the people comfortable with, and now appears that your friend is embracing.

Sorry I don't have a link for you that actually plays him saying that, but the fact of the matter is, when it was played on the radio, that type of dehumanizing of gay people was so commonplace, that people really did not get outraged at it, or, at the time think it was "cold".
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LDS Jock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 12:18 AM
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2. lol.. defensive of coulter are they?
yuck, just typing the name makes me sick.
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brainshrub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 12:25 AM
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5. I'll say!
But wouldn't you if you ranted against the evil homosexual agenda but your female spokes-person looked like this:



For the record, even if Coulter is a man... it doesn't matter. She's still wrong-headed.
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freetobegay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 12:34 AM
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9. You just ruined my night!
:puke:
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strategery blunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 12:22 AM
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4. I visited the flame war forum
I shouldn't have...they make FR look timid.
http://freeconservatives.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Ca...
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brainshrub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 12:26 AM
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7. They make FR look like a bunch of hippies.
But that's precisely why I enjoyed the forum.
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