Since Jan 13, 2000
Capitalist, Limited Gov't Conservative
. I first discovered Free Republic when MSNBC's program hosted by Solidad O'Brien and some ridiculous robot had a piece about great sites on the web. The site in question was Drudge way before the blue dress. On Drudge was a link to Free Republic.
One day JR allowed people to register. I registered but later changed my name.
I attended what may have been the first Free Republic meeting in South Bay. Lots of prominent [at the time] Freepers were there. What a night! Anyway, I'm still here.