I seem to remember the charter members alluding to a Yahoo message board, but that was before my time. I went to Drudge when Monica broke and there was a link to Whitewater there and that turned out to be Free Republic. I lurked for a while, but heck, signup was free and I've been here ever since. My wife and I went to DC for the dinner to honor the impeachment team from The House, I shook Jim Robs hand and my wife met Lindsey Graham and took a picture. I was here the night that Buckhead outed Dan Rather, and the night when 'stuned bieber' entered the lingo. That was fun.
However I didn't find Q here. I found Q through tf metals report. It was early to mid November and this dude was spouting all kinds of stuff that sounded pretty good to me. Lucky for me, Ransomnote started this thread, and I've not missed too much since then.