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Starting My 12th Year as a Freeper-Happy New Year to All!
Self ^ | December 30, 2009 | exit82

Posted on 12/30/2009 2:21:53 PM PST by exit82

Today is my 11th anniversary of signing up on FreeRepublic. I lurked since the beginning of October, 1998, learned about the March for Justice, and travelled to DC from NJ to attend it to join the voices of those calling for the impeachment of a President who had broken the law. How thrilling it was to arrive at the Washington Monument on Oct. 31, 1998 to see a sea of flags and 4,000 patriots! Seven weeks later, President Clinton was impeached by the House of Representatives.

Since that time, Freepers have been instrumental in influencing the 2000(Sore/Loserman and "Get out of Cheney's house!) and 2004 elections(exposing Dan Rather's "fake but accurate" Texas ANG memo and helping the SwiftBoat Vets), in shutting down amnesty not once, but twice in 2006, and in pulling the GOP kicking and screaming to the right as an outcome of the disastrous 2008 election of the Usurper-in-Chief.

All that time, FreeRepublic has been my refuge to find common sense and camaderie in the political battles of these 11 years. Having a place where like-minded America-loving patriots can gather has proven invaluable.

The year 2010 will be a watershed in the history of America. The Constitution and the rule of law are at risk, not unlike as in 1998 when I first came to FreeRepublic. We have but ten more full months to influence, peacefully, the course of our country, through the candidates we support and the causes we work for.

I wish you all a Happy New Year, and express my hope that there will be a new birth of freedom for America in 2010. Together, we can make that happen. God bless us, every one.


TOPICS: Government; History; Miscellaneous; Politics
KEYWORDS: 1998; 2010; anniversary; freeping; happynewyear
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Hey, Class of '98: this is your eleventh anniversary year as well. Thanks for allowing me along for the ride. You are impressive company, and a credit to FreeRepublic.
1 posted on 12/30/2009 2:21:53 PM PST by exit82
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To: exit82

Happy New Year!


2 posted on 12/30/2009 2:23:25 PM PST by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: exit82

1998 myself


3 posted on 12/30/2009 2:24:03 PM PST by Lloyd227 (Class of 1998 (let's all help the Team McCain spider monkeys decide how to moderate))
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To: exit82

newbie!!!


4 posted on 12/30/2009 2:25:01 PM PST by Just_de_facts
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To: Jim Robinson

Happy New Year, Jim.

I am grateful for FreeRepublic, and I thank you for the vision and hard work that makes this place a possibility every day for us to gather and exchange our views.

Thank you for your patriotism and for the high levels you have set for conservative values in the defense of the greatest country ever known to mankind.


5 posted on 12/30/2009 2:25:31 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: exit82

98 rulz! LOL


6 posted on 12/30/2009 2:26:44 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: exit82

Hello exit. I joined in early 98 and the March for Justice was my first big activity with Free Republic.


7 posted on 12/30/2009 2:27:05 PM PST by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will continue to have more relevant quality executive experience than B. Obama.)
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To: Just_de_facts
newbie!!!

Same to you.

8 posted on 12/30/2009 2:27:10 PM PST by toast
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To: Lloyd227

Yes, you are—and your tagline shows it as well!


9 posted on 12/30/2009 2:27:22 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: exit82
IBTZ!

Happy New Year!

10 posted on 12/30/2009 2:27:50 PM PST by smokingfrog (Don't mess with the mocking bird! - http://tiny.cc/freepthis)
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To: DCPatriot

Thanks! And Happy New Year to a fellow Class of ‘98er!


11 posted on 12/30/2009 2:28:24 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: exit82

Happy New Year Anniversary BUMP!


12 posted on 12/30/2009 2:28:32 PM PST by paulycy (Less safe. Less free. More broke.)
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To: exit82

Happy New Year...I have been here since ‘98 myself.


13 posted on 12/30/2009 2:29:21 PM PST by vandy
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To: Just_de_facts

When do we ever stop being a newbie?!! ;)

Happy New Year!


14 posted on 12/30/2009 2:29:29 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: exit82

I wished I signed up in 98 after I got kicked off Lucianne.com


15 posted on 12/30/2009 2:30:17 PM PST by DogBarkTree
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To: icwhatudo
98 rulz! LOL

We sure do. Just don't tell the Class of '97, OK?

Happy New Year to you!

16 posted on 12/30/2009 2:31:13 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: jimfree

Hi, jimfree. Yes, it was quite an event, the March for Justice. Do you remember listening to a very young Ann Coulter speak there?

I see we share similar views on President No.45, Sarah Palin.


17 posted on 12/30/2009 2:33:20 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: smokingfrog

SF, glad you got in before the ZOT!

I figure the Viking Kitties won’t find me here.


18 posted on 12/30/2009 2:34:24 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: paulycy

Thanks, FRiend. Happy New Year to you as well!


19 posted on 12/30/2009 2:35:35 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: vandy

vandy, Happy New Year to you! It’s been quite a ride, hasn’t it?!


20 posted on 12/30/2009 2:36:42 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: toast

Happy New Year, toast! The Class of ‘98 is everywhere!


21 posted on 12/30/2009 2:37:47 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: exit82

They must be sleeping on the job today.
22 posted on 12/30/2009 2:38:02 PM PST by smokingfrog (Don't mess with the mocking bird! - http://tiny.cc/freepthis)
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To: DogBarkTree

What’s a few years among friends,right?

Lucianne was “trixie” on FR as I recall, before you started her rival site.

Happy New Year to you!


23 posted on 12/30/2009 2:39:43 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: exit82
I figure the Viking Kitties won’t find me here.

We know where you live post. ;0)


24 posted on 12/30/2009 2:41:25 PM PST by paulycy (Less safe. Less free. More broke.)
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To: smokingfrog

I’m sure I’m in the post-nap queue!


25 posted on 12/30/2009 2:41:50 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: exit82

Did you sign up on TRS-1000 or Commodore 64?


26 posted on 12/30/2009 2:45:58 PM PST by OwenKellogg (GOE 1, July 4, Sep 12, and Nov 7 DC rallies)
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To: paulycy

What are my chances of outrunning that blue-eyed monster?


27 posted on 12/30/2009 2:46:08 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: vandy

You beat me by three weeks; and I had a different screen name then. I carried the Washington State Flag at the MFJ.


28 posted on 12/30/2009 2:48:24 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: OwenKellogg

OK, Happy New Year to you!

I think it was a Coleco Adam!

No, it was a custom job my teenage son specified, after our Tandy 1000 became a little long in the tooth.

Remember 28K modems?


29 posted on 12/30/2009 2:48:50 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: exit82

You oldies make me sick.


30 posted on 12/30/2009 2:49:01 PM PST by Stentor
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To: DogBarkTree

In my post to you, the word “you” should have been “she”.

Must be getting senile. Sorry about that.


31 posted on 12/30/2009 2:50:26 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: SeaHawkFan

So, you were one of the flag carriers at the MFJ?

I salute you and the great state of Washington.What an inspiring sight it was to see the march of the state flags.

Happy New Year to you!


32 posted on 12/30/2009 2:52:39 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: exit82
What are my chances of outrunning that blue-eyed monster?

Slim and none. Remember, we have backups.

You be a Good Conservative or Jim Thompson will call your number! LOL!


33 posted on 12/30/2009 2:54:23 PM PST by paulycy (Less safe. Less free. More broke.)
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To: Stentor
You oldies make me sick.

Stentor, you missed being in the Class of '98 by ONE day!

That must have been some New Year's Eve party!

Happy New Year to you!

34 posted on 12/30/2009 2:56:47 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: exit82
Hello and Happy New Year! I seem to remember that you were able to speak Chinese [Cantonese?] with tourists out in front of the White House.

Hope this finds you well.

35 posted on 12/30/2009 2:57:39 PM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: paulycy

LOL!

When Jim Thompson calls your number, it IS all over!


36 posted on 12/30/2009 2:58:59 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: exit82
Congratulations on your longevity!

Class of 98 lurker (Nov)... class of 99 lurker... class of 2000 lurker... signed on the dotted line in Sep., 2000. Tried to hitch-hike a ride from here at FR, to the March for Justice. Close- but no cigar (or ride.) ;o)

Originally signed on as railsplitter, settled on freepersup.

37 posted on 12/30/2009 3:01:38 PM PST by freepersup (!)
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To: exit82
Happy New Year to you!

Same to you. I lurked from August of 98. I admit that I found FR intimidating. Given the high quality of the posters in those days, I didn't feel I had much to add. (Now I post anyway)

38 posted on 12/30/2009 3:02:51 PM PST by Stentor
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To: exit82
I remember having a second phone line dedicated to my 1200 baud modern so I can access the “net”!

Also:

I remember Eric Holder letting terrorists go free.

I remember when radical islam would suffer missile attacks to draw attention away from grand jury questioning.

I remember when the US was 50 states, rather than 57.

I remember Hillary baking cookies and standing by her man. BTW, where the hell is she?

I remember when Biden was a plagiarist and a joke.

I also remember when names like ‘Obama’ and ‘Hussein’ were associated with terrorist.

I remember when some presidents served up some whoop-ass on those who attack our nation. We need to restore that!

I’ve almost completed 11 years. Thanks JimRob!

39 posted on 12/30/2009 3:03:59 PM PST by OwenKellogg (GOE 1, July 4, Sep 12, and Nov 7 DC rallies)
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To: Jimmy Valentine; Exit148
Hello and Happy New Year! I seem to remember that you were able to speak Chinese [Cantonese?] with tourists out in front of the White House.

Hey, JV, how are you! I think you are referring to Exit148--she was the one who could speak Cantonese, IIRC.

I did get to protest in front the White House a few times in 2000 with the Freepers on Saturdays, sometimes with your brother.

Exit148 inspired my screen name--it's a Jersey thing--you are known by which Parkway or Turnpike exit is closest to you.

40 posted on 12/30/2009 3:04:54 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: exit82

Another 1998 alum here!


41 posted on 12/30/2009 3:05:58 PM PST by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: newfreep

Oooops, typo - make that a 1999 alum.


42 posted on 12/30/2009 3:06:38 PM PST by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: freepersup

Thank you, freepersup! Now that’s a great screen name—the DC Chapter used that to get everyone on board for an event.

Glad you finally got around to signing up.

Happy New Year to you!


43 posted on 12/30/2009 3:07:46 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: exit82; admin
I am coming up to my 10th year (in May).

Just giving the mods a heads up to tell them they can deliver my new car anytime between now and then. (Please leave some gas in the tank).

I love anniversaries :-)

44 posted on 12/30/2009 3:09:33 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Stentor

I found it intimidating at first too—that’s why it took three months for me to sign up.

I find it much easier to post WITHOUT reading the articles. Saves time, too! ;)


45 posted on 12/30/2009 3:10:00 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: exit82

Congratulations! (From a ‘97)


46 posted on 12/30/2009 3:13:01 PM PST by Jaxter (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum.)
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To: exit82
"Hey, Class of '98: this is your eleventh anniversary year as well."

Congratulations.

I just completed my 10th in October.

47 posted on 12/30/2009 3:14:06 PM PST by blam
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To: OwenKellogg

Sigh! I remember those things as well.

I also remember a young boy named Elian Gonzalez who was forced from his relative’s home at gunpoint to go back to Cuba. Clinton, Reno, and Greg Craig should burn in hell for that.


48 posted on 12/30/2009 3:14:32 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: newfreep

Just for today-we’ll let you in.

But don’t make it a habit! ;)

Happy New Year to you!


49 posted on 12/30/2009 3:16:05 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: exit82
You're welcome and you certainly know your names or calls to action. Yes, Kristinn, and the DC chapter members were fond of Eagles up, or Freepers up, as a call to action in order to rally the troops, hence the adoption of the name.

Say, to what location does the moniker exit82 refer? Is that an exit off of one of our Interstates?

50 posted on 12/30/2009 3:16:27 PM PST by freepersup (!)
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