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ReUnion Thread: Calling All Pre-WOT Freepers with PRE- 9/11/2001 Join Dates
May 2, 2012 | Vanity

Posted on 05/02/2012 5:23:35 AM PDT by xzins

We are the Free Republic Pre-War on Terror Class of Freepers.

Having been a freeper for over a decade, and having experienced both a pre 9/11 presence here and a post 9/11 presence, having experienced the Hanging Chad Wars of GW's first election, Sore Loserman and all, what stands out for you regarding the growth of Free Republic over the years.

What are your thoughts on the independence of Free Republic, and Jim Robinson's decision to go advertisement free all these years. My first thought is that his financial independence is what has freed him to tell the GOP-E to stick it in their ear this year.

If he had to worry about sponsors dropping him, or well-heeled pubbies supporting him, that might have intimidated a lesser man.

We've been blessed these many years. What stands out for you in your decades plus experience on Free Republic?

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To: Cronos

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301 posted on 05/04/2012 5:20:32 AM PDT by Jemian
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To: xzins

I like the fact that FR is ad free for all the reasons you mention.

302 posted on 05/04/2012 5:34:18 AM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: Randy Larsen

Thank you for your encouragements, dear Randy Larsen!

303 posted on 05/04/2012 6:14:01 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: xzins
Kewl thread...

Aside from the obvious ones, there have been many interesting moments on FR..

Buckhead, and the Dan Rather phony memos
The March4Justice..I have a pic of me somewheres with "MrCigarMan", ( where did he go?)and also with Clinton's a Liar" ( aka Connie Haire) AND Ann Coulter ....
Two pretty funny scandals..."Deep in the Huertgen Forest" and "Classy Greeneyed Blonde" ( are those threads still archived?
And I got to meet, and know, lots of great folks: Because of FR, I had the wonderful opportunity to become friends with Barbara Olson (Freeper "bko")

And I still miss Howlin.. she rocked.

The purges of 2000...

I coild go on and on..

304 posted on 05/04/2012 7:29:53 AM PDT by ken5050 (FRACK Obama!!!)
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To: xzins

9/11 was a day I will never forget. And of course, the SoreLoserman days.

I lurked here starting in 2000 and signed up in July 2001. Going ad-free definitely enables Jim to say what’s on his mind. Good for him.

305 posted on 05/04/2012 7:32:01 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Obama vs. Romney: Zero x Zero = Zero.)
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To: xzins
Proudly posting before reading the article since Sep 8, 2000!

But I was a lurker long before that.

306 posted on 05/04/2012 8:44:43 AM PDT by Ignatz (Winner of a prestigious 1960 Y-chromosome award!)
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To: xzins

Just found this great thread.

I was so intimidated by all the knowledgeable people here that I lurked for a good while before I signed up.

Things I remember - Ash Alerts, Eschoir.

What finally push me to sign up: Registered’s Sore Loserman, the DC Chapter’s “Get out of Cheney’s house,” and the realization that the dems really did think they could steal the election.

307 posted on 05/04/2012 9:26:55 AM PDT by Waryone (Remember your ABCS (anybody but commie socialists) = ABM (anybody but Mitt), ABO (anybody but Obama))
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To: xzins

Lurked through the summer of 1998 (courtesy of the Drudge Report); been a poster since Nov 2, 1998.

“Taxman” because I was/am a citizen activist/lobbyist for the National Retail Sales Tax, now known as the FairTax.

Went to as many FReeps as I could between March for Justice (Oct. 31, 1998) and Feb. 2004 when I moved to Floriduh.

I have many fond memories; DC Chapter of FR activities; many great FReeps 1998 - 2004; meeting and beFRiending many Real Americans; the FR Cruise; “Get out of Cheney’s House;” “Count the Silverware;” “Sore Loserman;” White House Tour after Slick left town; protesting Slick in FRont of the White House; how the DC Police Officers went out of their way to treat us well, and protect us FRom the LIEberal scum. And, many others.

All in all, a satisfying six years of activism.

Most satisfying? The fact that the LIEberal/Socialist/Marxist/Fascist twerps who thought they owned the streets were struck dumb when conservatives started doing “street theater.”

I am just so disappointed that American conservatives let us down by not raising the proper amount of HELL to convince the Senate to convict Slick; by not holding W’s feet to the fire and by electing ZERObama.

308 posted on 05/04/2012 10:45:29 AM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Dog
Good evening Guy. I trust you are well.

You called it. The video I saw was played the other day on Fox...I think? Showed some other imam turning into a pink mist.

Anyway, I told you I wasn't but 98% positive.

You did good.


309 posted on 05/04/2012 7:05:55 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: TexasNative2000

Here! Geez, how sad that life is so chaotic now I can rarely visit FR. SIGH...

310 posted on 05/07/2012 2:48:16 PM PDT by rintense
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To: xzins

Just checking in...lurked for nearly a year and joined in Oct. 1998. Found the site through Drudge. I was so thankful to find like minded folks who were as horrified as I about the Clinton sagas. Strange how tame that seems now after all we have been through in the last decade. I remember when 9/11 happened, I happened to be home from work that day and I had to get to FR to see what was being said. Trusted this site more than anything.

I appreciate the integrity of Jim Robinson and all that he has stood for all these years. Thank you so much, Jim.

311 posted on 05/08/2012 11:58:38 PM PDT by TXLady
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To: Jim Robinson

ping to #311

312 posted on 05/09/2012 5:43:39 AM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode not Evil (the lesser of 2 evils is still evil))
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