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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.


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I was reading Ron Brown's Body by Jack Cashill and Free Republic was in the text. I was intrigued and lurked for awhile and had to jump in...
1 posted on 09/16/2010 6:57:05 PM PDT by GoCards
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To: GoCards

Gary Condit, aka the summer before 9-11.


2 posted on 09/16/2010 6:58:24 PM PDT by NautiNurse (ObamaCare uses Bernie Madoff theory of economics)
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To: GoCards

State X State Polling #s for 2000.


3 posted on 09/16/2010 6:58:49 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: GoCards

It was court ordered as part of my probation agreement.


4 posted on 09/16/2010 6:59:34 PM PDT by ansel12 ([fear of Islam.] Once you are paralyzed by fear of Mohammedanism...you have lost the battle.)
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To: Blue Jays
Lurked for about two years before joining.
5 posted on 09/16/2010 7:00:14 PM PDT by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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Drudge Report back in the Clinton era..


6 posted on 09/16/2010 7:00:18 PM PDT by CharlotteVRWC
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To: NautiNurse

Rush Limbaugh mentioned it once years ago.


7 posted on 09/16/2010 7:00:26 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: GoCards

I really don’t remember how I heard of it or when but I just lurked for a long time before registering.


8 posted on 09/16/2010 7:00:46 PM PDT by omega4179 (Rino hunt 2010!)
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To: GoCards

I just kinda wandered in and never left.

I survived a first post vanity and apparently dad let them keep me.


9 posted on 09/16/2010 7:01:05 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: GoCards

Battling liberals and liberally biased moderators on the forums at Space.com. After getting fed up with the situation, I found FR and lurked for a couple of years before jumping in and participating.


10 posted on 09/16/2010 7:01:28 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: GoCards

During Bush/Gore campaign of 2000


11 posted on 09/16/2010 7:01:43 PM PDT by Terrence DoGood
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To: NautiNurse

Wow. I remember that 24/7 Gary Condit, sadly I was convinced he had something to do with it. What is he doing now?


12 posted on 09/16/2010 7:01:59 PM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: GoCards

My beloved older brother, who is not to be sneezed at when it comes to “being in the know.”


13 posted on 09/16/2010 7:02:18 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: GoCards

Terri....

terri schiavo


14 posted on 09/16/2010 7:02:20 PM PDT by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: omega4179

Nov 2001 wow. I must have found this place after 9/11 I wanted as much news and info as I could get on the GWOT.


15 posted on 09/16/2010 7:02:23 PM PDT by omega4179 (Rino hunt 2010!)
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To: GoCards

Whitewater, and the weird behavior of the media who apparently didn’t care. And the ability to write something about it and post it to the world without some editorial board sitting on it. God bless Free Republic.


16 posted on 09/16/2010 7:02:35 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: GoCards
Monica Lewinsky & Bill Clinton

Trixie & Linda Tripp

17 posted on 09/16/2010 7:02:42 PM PDT by lonestar (Barry is furious the big spill wasn't caused by EXXON...would have nationalized it by now.)
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To: GoCards

I always wanted to be called a newbie over and over.


18 posted on 09/16/2010 7:02:42 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Planning on using 911? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: GoCards

It’s a link on my favorites. It’s been that way since July 1998


19 posted on 09/16/2010 7:02:49 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: GoCards; Bender2

Clinton’s zipper


20 posted on 09/16/2010 7:02:51 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Anyone pushing Romney must love socialism...Piss on Romney and his enablers!!" ~ Jim Robinson)
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To: GoCards

9-11


21 posted on 09/16/2010 7:02:51 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: GoCards

Happened upon it while searching for something else. Lurked, then signed up around the time of the 2000 election. Still remember those days. I still lurk quite a bit, but don’t post that much. Sometimes, it gets a bit much and I take a break. But, I always come back!


22 posted on 09/16/2010 7:02:59 PM PDT by ozaukeemom (Is it 2012 yet?)
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To: GoCards

The elections of 2004.


23 posted on 09/16/2010 7:03:19 PM PDT by RatsDawg
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To: GoCards

Rathergate.


24 posted on 09/16/2010 7:03:25 PM PDT by me1og
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As a George Bush Democrat, it was his first State of the Union address. I was transformed and I’ve never looked back.


25 posted on 09/16/2010 7:03:25 PM PDT by parisa
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To: GoCards

looked to see if there was an any conservative websites to talk on as it seemed loads of liberal ones were around


26 posted on 09/16/2010 7:03:59 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: GoCards

People who love America and think like I do.


27 posted on 09/16/2010 7:03:59 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (This isn't going to be "another 1994"! It's another 1776!)
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To: GoCards

I honestly can’t remember anymore...it was before 2000 though.


28 posted on 09/16/2010 7:03:59 PM PDT by MNlurker
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“All great truths begin as blasphemies.” —George Bernard Shaw


29 posted on 09/16/2010 7:04:15 PM PDT by Porterville ( I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum)
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It was the Whitewater link on the Drudge Report.


30 posted on 09/16/2010 7:04:18 PM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of cat attacks while typing!)
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To: MNlurker

As a lurker at least....


31 posted on 09/16/2010 7:04:33 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: GoCards
I was new to the internet in 2000 and found the Newsmax forum, where I signed up as Political Junkie. Over at the Newsmax forum, they talked about how Free Republic was much harsher on posters, so I started lurking here. After a few weeks (actually, the day after the 2000 election), I signed up as Political Junkie Too (Political Junkie had been taken, but never used). Shortly after moving to this forum, Newsmax shut down their own forum, leaving this the only game in town for me.

I've been here ever since.

-PJ

32 posted on 09/16/2010 7:05:00 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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Not what, but who! My mommy did.


33 posted on 09/16/2010 7:05:10 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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The Lewinsky affair for me...


34 posted on 09/16/2010 7:05:11 PM PDT by NittanyLion
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I was listening to Michael Savage on the radio.

It was right after the 2000 Bush-Gore election. I was steamed to say the least. I couldn’t believe the liberals were trying to steal it.

A caller called in and mentioned FreeRepublic. Savage said something about the good work going on at FreeRepublic.

I checked out the site and fell in love.
Two days later I was protesting with other FReepers down Market Street in San Fran.


35 posted on 09/16/2010 7:05:29 PM PDT by Aurorales (I will not be ridiculed into silence)
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To: GoCards

Free Republic?

Never heard of it...


36 posted on 09/16/2010 7:05:35 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: GoCards

Listening to Doug from Upland on George Putnam’s Talk Back show in the late 90’s.


37 posted on 09/16/2010 7:05:43 PM PDT by mgstarr ("Some of us drink because we're not poets." Arthur (1981))
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To: GoCards; Alamo-Girl

Vince Foster...and Alamo-Girl...

http://www.alamo-girl.com/


38 posted on 09/16/2010 7:05:48 PM PDT by mo
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To: GoCards

Clinton’s impeachment. Came here through Drudge. Was a long time lurker and signed up officially the day after 9/11. Left for a brief time during the heated infighting that went on here during the Republican presidential primaries. Couldn’t stay away.


39 posted on 09/16/2010 7:05:57 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: me1og

Yeah, Rathergate! and the Elections of 2004


40 posted on 09/16/2010 7:06:02 PM PDT by RatsDawg
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To: GoCards

Dan Rather’s phony documents.


41 posted on 09/16/2010 7:06:31 PM PDT by infidel29 (Since 0bama is NOT a uniter, can we change the acronym to just plain P.O.S.?)
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My first computer in 1998, a gift from my father-in-law was the most fascinating thing to have entered my life up to that time.

After unpacking and setting it up, (Oh yeah .. they gave you neat pictures what plugs in where, but ... THEN what ?) ... I had no clue what to do and for the first time since high school daze ... I was seeking information and acting on what I learned.

FreeRepublic?

My fear of typing 'sex' or 'pornography' into the search engine (netscape? .. I forget), but craving the jolt of massive information, I typed in "free"

I guess it was google, I don't know, but a ton of things came up and I think FreeRepublic was around the second page.

My screen name is the result of my clevirity and quick thinking (because when I signed up, I didn't know if I had a time limit to sit and think ... so knarf is my name backwards.

(or would that be ?sdrawkcab eman ym)

42 posted on 09/16/2010 7:06:33 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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Setting up for a ProtestWarrior protest at UW-Madison in late November of 2004. I was going to protest Joel Geier.

Here is the original thread...

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1301609/posts


43 posted on 09/16/2010 7:06:33 PM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: CharlotteVRWC

DRUDGE REPORT BROUGHT ME THE FIRST YEAR OR SHORTLY THEREAFTER, IIRC.


44 posted on 09/16/2010 7:06:38 PM PDT by Quix (PAPAL AGENT DESIGNEE: Resident Filth of non-Roman Catholics; RC AGENT DESIGNATED: "INSANE")
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To: parisa

You joined just one day before I did!


45 posted on 09/16/2010 7:06:58 PM PDT by RatsDawg
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To: GoCards

Also the Drudge Report link back in the Clinton Era.


46 posted on 09/16/2010 7:06:58 PM PDT by Question_Assumptions
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To: GoCards

Boortz.com


47 posted on 09/16/2010 7:06:59 PM PDT by Vigilantcitizen
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To: GoCards

The Clintoon Circus.


48 posted on 09/16/2010 7:08:31 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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Well, you see, there was this bag of jelly beans, and a horse with three legs...


49 posted on 09/16/2010 7:08:31 PM PDT by Celtic Cross (Pablo is very wily)
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I was trying to find out who to vote for before the 2008 election.

I didn’t want to be a stupid voter, the likes of which gave us Lord Zero.

I knew MSM was lying to us.

Also, it felt pretty good to be in a place where I don’t feel like a freak for leaning hard right.

FR is not just politics.

If I want to know about anything at all, I usually check here first because so many FReepers are so knowledgeable.

This place is a gold mine of information.


50 posted on 09/16/2010 7:08:34 PM PDT by Califreak (A man is defined by the nature of his enemies-Preach it Rush!)
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