Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Schadenfreudeapalooza!: Freepers and the five stages of grief

AS we have just concluded Our nation's biennial autumnal observance of the solemn rites of Democracy, perhaps it is time for some sober dignified reflection on-


Oops. Sorry about that. I had the stereo up a little loud. Now, as I was saying, as we observe the solemnities that is our system's glorious orderly transition of power perhaps a thought can be spared for-


Again, my apologies, my OTHER stereo was also blasting. Just as a precaution, perhaps I'd better go turn off the one playing Ode to Joy as well. Now where was I? Ahh yes, sparing a concern for the vanquished, especially those deluded but vocal souls who regard Nancy Pelosi as Satan made flesh, those who expect Democrats to be having conference calls with Osama bin Laden by the end of the week. In short: The Freepers, how are they coping?

Strictly out of care and concern for my fellow man, and not out of any base impulse to revel in their misery, I visited the Free republic today and here is what I found:

Let me reassure you that while not all are progressing at the same pace, as a whole they are progressing through Kubler Ross' famed 5 Steps of Grief quite well.

First of COurse came Denial

There could still be a recount.
4 posted on 11/08/2006 5:35:35 PM PST by Jedi Master Pikachu

Since there is going to be a recount..WTF.
17 posted on 11/08/2006 5:37:45 PM PST by svcw
guess AP gets to call elections not the states secretary of state. Another office to abolish I guess??
18 posted on 11/08/2006 5:37:48 PM PST by samadams2000

Virginia will say who wins this election, NOT the FREAKING AP!
25 posted on 11/08/2006 5:38:49 PM PST by GottaLuvAkitas1

Last I heard, Allen has NOT conceded and neither has Conrad Burns in MT. Wonder if the Press has jumped the gun a little. I hope both of those Senators hold out until every vote has been counted!
208 posted on 11/08/2006 6:35:01 PM PST by katieanna

To: West Coast Conservative
Ok, this is not a rhetorical question and I it may sound stupid, but just exactly how can a biased news organization (AP) call an election and declare a winner?

389 posted on 11/09/2006 4:42:31 AM PST by SMM48

The war continues.
The war for our, and our children's, and our grandchildren's freedom
I will never surrender.
I will do my part to oppose the Democrats (when necessary, which is most of the time) and defeat them in 2008.
Who is with me ?
304 posted on 11/08/2006 7:42:40 PM PST by af_vet_1981

and then of Course we had ANGER and if there is one thing Freepers to exceptionally well, it's anger: at each other, at us, at the President, at the world, you name it:

Well....I am not surprised.
We have lost 2 of our best Senators..
Thank you to all of the Republicans that "punished" Bush over anything...

13 posted on 11/08/2006 5:36:54 PM PST by Txsleuth

Your thanks should go to Bush and Rove, who could not find a way to secure the borders, to cut out of control spending, to punish the law breaking Clintonista's, who introduced Dubia Ports and who "managed" the occupation in Iraq and tieing the hands of our brave solders instead of turning them loose to do their job. i.e. Al Mookie Sadr should alreday be with his virgins.

Thank those who created this disaster. The POLICY MAKERS.

64 posted on 11/08/2006 5:45:27 PM PST by tennmountainman

The air smells fresher. The grass seem greener. All nature sings as more babies will die, freedoms lost, taxes raised. It is a great day to be an American.

22 posted on 11/08/2006 5:38:11 PM PST by Lexinom

All the terrorists are celebrating tonight.

58 posted on 11/08/2006 5:43:43 PM PST by LibWhacker
Sickening, isn't it?

70 posted on 11/08/2006 5:46:55 PM PST by Enosh
The Jackass Party, the enemy within, is now a bigger threat to the United States than the terrorists.
78 posted on 11/08/2006 5:47:41 PM PST by pleikumud

How about it is the dumbass democrat voters fault
Ya know the same ones that gave Gore the popular vote in 2000
114 posted on 11/08/2006 5:58:41 PM PST by uncbob

I live in the middle of a medium city here in MN. Some drugees arround my building were laughing and singing and yelling in a very happy way... like ive never seen before...
They must have got the news...They are still at it.

136 posted on 11/08/2006 6:05:00 PM PST by Therapsid

-Ugh..the election was November 7, the anniversary of the communist revolution, and the Democrats won. What a fitting coincindence...--

188 posted on 11/08/2006 6:25:18 PM PST by rfp1234

"I was angry enough to stay home."

Great! Your family must be proud to have a cut and runner in their midst. As far as I am concerned, people like you put power into very very evil peoples' hands, and emboldened all of our enemies.
241 posted on 11/08/2006 6:50:57 PM PST by diamond6

President Bush's announcement has NOTHING to do with this. Don't be dumb.
It was the Libertarian vote that handed the country over to the far left. Place the blame where it lies.
306 posted on 11/08/2006 7:45:02 PM PST by ohioWfan

Then I detected hints of the classic Bargaining Stage which mostly consisted of Embracing a Man they once derided as "Joe Loserman"

Joe Lieberman IS the WILDCARD! He KNOWS who helped him win,and who turned their backs on him.So don't say Senate Majority Leader Reid yet.Joe Lieberman knows real power comes from the heart,not mere feelings.I think ther's going to be a lot of bargaining done between now and Jan. 3rd.

370 posted on 11/08/2006 10:51:50 PM PST by screaming eagle2

He said on the Hannity show he felt liberated. He also said he won't forget who was with him and who was against him. He's going to vote his conscience. He's in debt to no one.

357 posted on 11/08/2006 9:05:57 PM PST by concerned about politics

ANd then Of course Depression was running rampant for a while:

I have developed Post Traumatic Demoratic Party Stress Disorder (PTDPSD).

Anybody else suffering from PTDPSD? Do you have a Lawyer, er I mean a Doctor? Is there any kind of therapy for it?

I was watching videos of B52s dropping their payloads. Then I imagined the B52s loaded with pigs.{??????-ed}

That worked for a while, but I still can not get over the fact that our speaker marched with the leader of the man boy love association (MANBLA) { NAMBLA you idiot, dont you ever watch John Stewart-okay never mind}in a gay parade.

Maybe I should join a support group? I am going to go do a search on the Minute Men now.

371 posted on 11/08/2006 10:53:39 PM PST by do the dhue


Well, there goes the Supreme Court. Based on today's oral argument, it looks like Kennedy has totally gone over to the dark side (he appears ready to strike down the Partial Birth Abortion ban), so we've now got five total libs on the Court and four moderate conservatives. When Stevens croaks we're not going to be able to replace him with anyone good, so be prepared for years of liberal activism on the bench. { How far right EXACTLY do you have to be to consider Justice kennedy a "liberal activist" and Nino Scalia a "moderate conservative"?}
19 posted on 11/08/2006 5:37:51 PM PST by NinoFan

This electronic voting with no audit trail is wrong.
24 posted on 11/08/2006 5:38:40 PM PST by MineralMan (Non-evangelical atheist)

Well, I guess we could only stall Armageddon for so long.
101 posted on 11/08/2006 5:54:45 PM PST by william clark
A country falls from within and the commies have the shools and the MSM and have had them for quite a while now
129 posted on 11/08/2006 6:02:07 PM PST by uncbob

Is it ever. The libs already have a majority on the Court. All we need now is for another Justice Kennedy to be nominated after a series of other failed nominations thanks to the Dems. That "justice" makes me sick.
"Bad news for the unborn."
Bad news for the Supreme Court.
Bad news for the troops.
269 posted on 11/08/2006 7:05:49 PM PST by gardencatz
And the hits just keep coming. :(

Maybe we should just sneak into Mexico, where they still know how to elect conservatives. /sarc

338 posted on 11/08/2006 8:32:02 PM PST by anymouse
Cut and run in Iraq, impeachment proceedings, military budget cuts, abdication and appeasement in the war on terror, tax cut rollbacks, open borders with Mexico, assault weapons ban, the end of the Patriot Act, we are well and truly screwed.

If this country survives two more years, we can compare Liberal promises with actual results, and I seriously doubt they will have done anything they promised to do. That means Hillary will face an uphill battle, but we have to get there first.

Canned food, bottled water and duct tape, things are headed down the sewer fast.

393 posted on 11/09/2006 4:49:34 AM PST by jeffers
To: frankiep
The hits just keep on coming....
Just wait till the BIG hit comes in 08 with the beast at the helm.

And then of Course we have Acceptance and while this IS Freep and accepting reality isn't exactly their strong suit; I did manage to find three examples of people that had Made it all the way through, So let's take our hats off to these very nearly reality-based souls:

Election Speculation - A friend suggested that the election results were driven by the Iraqi War. I disagreed so I ran these primitive datamining graphs out of curiosity.

To my suprise, all three graphs imply that "Iraqi War" was the primary topic on voters' minds.


164 posted on 11/08/2006 6:17:14 PM PST by shimbo

To: Jedi Master Pikachu
You said, "There could still be a recount." I said, "Go home." ...as in, the partie's over, go on home. That's all.

385 posted on 11/09/2006 4:24:57 AM PST by PA-RIVER

and this post that is so stunningly lucid and rational I thought it deserved its own grey box (on Freep no less...hmmm... maybe there IS something to all the "it's the APOCALYPSE! chatter coming from the right these days)

I didn't offer my vote because the GOP didn't ask for it. My not voting was my say. Would you rather I went to the polls and voted for a Democrat?
It used to be with us conservatives, that we were patriots first, and so we voted for Republicans. Now we think voting for Republicans automatically MAKES us patriots. This is the road to tyranny, when we make ourselves the property of a political party, rather than the political party the property of us.

381 posted on 11/09/2006 3:43:04 AM PST by Thane_Banquo

Update [2006-11-9 13:37:37 by Magorn]: Sorry I couldn't resist going back for one more look and I HAD to bring this comment back to balance out the incredibly lucid one I closed with. For This lady, Denial doesn't begin to accurately describe her mental state, and even delusional seems a little mild. Enjoy

I would just like to give one word of advice here.... There have been vile and evil things said on this forum about President Bush in the past two days. DU trolls and ignorant FR bottom dwellers have used this 'opportunity' to gleefuly say foul and false things about one of the FINEST men to ever occupy the Oval Office. DON'T LET THEM DISCOURAGE YOU! These bashers will never be half the man that President Bush is, and they know it. They don't have the courage, the honor, the decency, the moral certitude, or the strength of character that he has.

They have no responsibility to lead, and they flippantly attack him with vile words from their safety and ease at home.

Do NOT pay attention to the bashing going on right now. The bashers will go back to DU or crawl back into their FR hidey holes in a few days, and sanity will return to this forum.

God is in control of all things. We must have the calm to know that we are in the right, and that our President is leading us with certitude and strength. Don't let the cowardly bashers get you down!!

405 posted on 11/09/2006 6:10:24 AM PST by ohioWfan

why do I think this lady also seriously questions our commitment to Sparkle Motion?


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