Skip to comments.What brought you to Free Republic?
Posted on 09/16/2010 6:57:03 PM PDT by GoCards
What was your story that brought you here to this site.
I first remember seeing Free Republic’s name during the Bush/Gore Florida Recount battle back after the 2000 election. I saw some conservative protesters down there in Florida on one of the cable news networks waving homemade signs that had FreeRepublic.com written on them.
I started lurking here after that, then signed up for posting privileges in May, 2001. I still mostly just lurk but do occasionally post replies or articles.
I don't even remember why I was Googling Bee beer.
Ill never forget it. I clicked onto FR, read a few threads, and yelled to DH —”you should see what I found! People who think like us!!”
Drudge Link, I’m sure. Lurked for a couple of years. Signed up in July of 2001. I read this site several times a day. and we no longer need a newspaper. I’m always impressed with the wit of freepers. It’s a wonderful meeting place for conservative minds.
The 2000 election. The whole Gore recount BS drove me to find like minded people who knew like me Gore’s position was total CRAP.
Found FR on Nov. 27th 2000.
Drudge Report link, January 1998, when the Lewinsky scandal broke. I changed screen names twice early on, not realizing seniority bragging rights were at stake. :)
It was late at night; I was alone in the office. Jim Thompson walked in and told me either I hand one chance to learn what was really going on. He had a blue pill in one hand and a red pill in the other...
Thank you oh so very much for your encouragements, dear mo, and thank you for remembering the DSL!
Drudge linked it on his site shortly before Lewinsky story went public....
Drudge in ‘98...
I found Free Republic from a link on the Drudge Report.
The Clinton administration. Found a usenet group that had a poster who pointed the way to FR.
AOL had a chat room called From the Right. Someone suggested I check out FR.
Rush Limbaugh and the link on Drudgereport.
lol! I could almost hear you saying that...So your dad worked for Reagan? That is a great legacy to be affiliated with.
It was just before the general election in 2008...October and I was looking for information on polling and how things were looking for ‘our’ side. Guess I googled looking for alternative sites. Well I ended up at the DU site and was absolutely horrified; call me naive but honest to God, I was appalled at the writings of those demented people. I hit the back button and FR was listed so I clicked on it. This place became my refuge immediately and still is. The owner is a class act and I could go on and on but one of you old bats would just flame me and call me a newbie. LOL!
My mother told me about the “Whitewater” link n the Drudge Reprt.
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