up2date & Whistlestopper

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  1. up2date
    Hi -

    First, I'm not up2date. Second, I came upon this site purely by chance and will relay it to him tonight when I see him.

    So, why am I posting?

    Well, I've read some of the things y'all are saying about Whistlestopper and I thought I'd just clear up a few things. Lest the Internet create unicorns out of them.

    I happen to know the Creator of Whistlestopper and I'd like to think I know him to the core. So, I can tell you that Whistlestopper was born out of fervent political fires and a pure desire to ignite conversational sparks. Period. There was never a pro-donkey hint or an anti-elephant slant. There was only a wish for hearty discourse and a big heaping of intellectual jousting.






    THANKS for the memories.
    Whistlestopper
  2. up2date
    (Continued...)



    I hope everyone enjoyed (or saw) those aspects of Whistlestopper. That was the intent. The Business Plan, so to speak. It seemed, at the time anyway, that there was a dearth of places to lose yourself in heady political debate and come out of the ring better for it. Smarter, for it. More connected, for it.

    That was why Whistlestopper was born. The Creator was so taken by the positive response that he engaged himself for a bit in NY politics and helped, and gave, and spoke for change right here in the 212 area code. He tried to affect change at every turn that he could and jumped into the feisty Campaigns and swam against some tides in order to move Freedom forward. It was fun. It was exciting. He loved the challenges posted along the mile marks leading up to Election Day. Vote for vote, he was engaged in all the key topics and brought that flurry of optimism to Whistlestopper.
  3. up2date
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    So, it saddens me to read about all the lies or made up unicorn stories that surround him and Whistlestopper.

    So, to help truth emerge from lies and to help unicorns fly away to Oz, let me just say that Whistlestopper was a love and a hobby that satisfied and made the Creator happy. It was not run for money or political gain. It was run, to provide a sactuary, a sanity a station to pull into each night to let off some steam about the political goings-on of the day. It was a cozy respite in a torrid political turmoil of a tornado. It was pro-thought and anti-mean. It was pro-America and anti-hatred. It was pro-unity and anti-elitism. It was about a donkey swimming upstream to watch the elephant in the circus.
  4. up2date
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    The Creator enjoyed giving birth to a site that attracted and engaged bright and brilliant minds. It was a pastime that became a love affair. It was hard not to be smitten with the enthusiasm of ideas and abundance of threads that seemed to be unearthed each day on Whistlestopper.

    So, again, Whistlestopper was a pure hope that blossomed into a pure reality. Plain and simple. Hopefully you found as much to love about Whistlestopper as we did.
  5. up2date
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    Unfortunately, life sometimes displaces dreams and in the midst of living, Whistlestopper was sidelined. There were moderators, and bannings and unhappy people. But ce la vie - that is what life is all about.

    The Creator could not be involved in the day-to-day much the same way as Steve Jobs can't be involved in every step that Apple makes so to say that he lost interest is not true. To say that he lost time, is more to the point. What we have time for as youths sometimes gets shelved when entering into adulthood, with the overbearing nature that responsibility spills on us.
  6. up2date
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    The Creator could not be involved in the day-to-day much the same way as Steve Jobs can't be involved in every step that Apple makes so to say that he lost interest is not true. To say that he lost time, is more to the point. What we have time for as youths sometimes gets shelved when entering into adulthood, with the overbearing nature that responsibility spills on us.

    But just know that it was always a bright spot for bright ideas to shine throughout the darkness that can sometimes be the Internet.

    Like I said, I will tell him that I found this place tonight and hopefully y'all can rejoice in the positive energy that was Whistlestopper.

    THANKS for the memories. Honor the integrity, the pureness, the dream.
    I will pass this site on to him.
    Whistlestopper
  7. mtm1963
    mtm1963
    you have made a mistake with your posts by implying you are up2date.

    who are you?

    morgan
  8. randel
    randel
    with all respect, if the 'creator' of whistlestopper wishes to address us, please send him to do it...not trying to be mean or nasty, but it would mean more to here it from him.
  9. mtm1963
    mtm1963
    amen randel!!
  10. randel
    randel
    furthermore, 'up2date' has my home phone, as well as that of one or two others.....
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