CNN wants to know
November 9, 2000 5:10 PM   Subscribe

CNN wants to know shoud voters in disputed parts of Florida be allowed to vote again. Right now the tide is against it.
posted by DragonBoy (7 comments total)
Right now the tide is against it

That's just because it has been "freeped".

In any case, I would be very surprised if this thing is resolved by a revote. I would expect Warren Christopher and James Baker to thrash out a settlement behind the scenes.
posted by johnb at 6:01 PM on November 9, 2000

So what is it with the term "Bump"?
They use all the time on that site. Any idea?
posted by lagado at 6:28 PM on November 9, 2000

I wondered at first as to why they were all speaking in weird code, and then saw that they were conservatives. So then I realized they probably all had a mental disability of some kind, and I thought it was cute that someone gave them a place to play.
posted by Doug at 7:41 PM on November 9, 2000

On FR threads are listed by time of most recent post. "Bump" or "Bump to the top" means "all conservatives must read this article/thread".

Doug, that's the nicest way of saying "they've created a closed society with one-way glass" as I've heard. (They have no compunctions about invading liberal forums, phone lines, e-mail addresses, etc. with "freeper" opinion -- but let somebody question what is said there, and they immediately jump on him and get his account pulled, since obviously anyone who disagrees with them is a paid Clinton-Gore operative with the job of "disrupting" Free Republic.

That's basically it. To them, disagreeing with the Party Line is "disruption". But spreading the Party Line everywhere is "free speech." What political movement does this most resemble to you?
posted by dhartung at 10:50 AM on November 10, 2000

What's even more depressing about the Freepers is that they depict themselves as the last bastion of "conservative morality", and show themselves up as a bunch of racist, xenophobic peurile bigots. But that's what you'd expect, really.
posted by holgate at 12:17 PM on November 10, 2000

So how long 'til the Freep server managers check their referral logs and notice a bunch of MeFi hits? One of 'em wanders on over to see what the huffuffle's about, and finds all these people talking about Democrats and Green and evil Republicans?

Whoo boy, could be quite interesting. It will definetely be nice to have some contesting viewpoints, and I'm sure tiaka will enjoy the support. :-)
posted by cCranium at 4:33 PM on November 10, 2000

haha! Check out "38special" 's comment on this thread. Sometimes anti-"liberal media" furor goes too far :).
posted by kidsplateusa at 5:39 PM on November 10, 2000

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