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Today is My 12th Anniversary on Free Republic
self ^ | December 30, 2010 | exit82

Posted on 12/30/2010 7:05:50 AM PST by exit82

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To: exit82
I got you by a few months too, n00b. Same story. Lurked during 1998 and then joined in late August as a Presidential impeachment was brewing.

I honestly don't see how some of you guys have so much time on your hands to post so many articles and replies over the years. I'm not much of a typist, so maybe that's part of it. Also, I work for a living ;)

But what I lack in quantity of posts, I try to make up for with passion. Like most of us, sometimes that passion can lead to incivility, so I, too, apologize for any name-calling over the years. I've tried to keep it to a minimum and focus my wrath on our Marxist enemies.

Proud to have you as a fellow patriot from the (Freeper) class of 1998...

101 posted on 12/30/2010 9:38:45 AM PST by sargon (I don't like the sound of these "boncentration bamps")
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To: exit82
Congratulations.

I've just celebrated my 11th year.

I'm waiting to see how many call you a 'newbie.'

102 posted on 12/30/2010 9:53:40 AM PST by blam
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To: exit82

Happy anniversary, n00B! Yeh, lots of water. Plenty up ahead, too, and it looks like some rough waves and heavy currents. Eagles up!


103 posted on 12/30/2010 9:59:46 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: exit82

IBTZ


104 posted on 12/30/2010 10:04:56 AM PST by GSWarrior
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To: exit82

Newbie


105 posted on 12/30/2010 10:32:56 AM PST by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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To: usconservative

Hey US! LONG time no see!

How the heck are you doing up there in Chi town?

I’ll be there with bells on and you can bet on it?

Did you happen to notice what happened down here in Texas November 2nd?


106 posted on 12/30/2010 10:44:24 AM PST by Bigun ("It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere." Voltaire)
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To: usconservative
Well, well, well! Look what the cat dragged in and hacked up on the middle of the family room carpet!

Nothing like a hot steamy cat treat is there, LOL!

Care to join me? The planning is already underway...

Tell me more. Time to go raise some more hell..

107 posted on 12/30/2010 11:06:16 AM PST by sauropod (The truth shall make you free but first it will make you miserable.)
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To: exit82

Thanks for this thread. I am laughing so hard I have tears in my eyes. Now we just need quidam and a ClassyGreenEyedBlonde to show up and my evening will be made!


108 posted on 12/30/2010 11:09:30 AM PST by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: exit82; All
Unfortunately the names of a great many of our beloved class of 98 freepers are now found on The Memorial Wall.
109 posted on 12/30/2010 11:17:06 AM PST by Bigun ("It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere." Voltaire)
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To: exit82
Congratulations, newbie.

I'm not sure when I first signed on to FR. The rain has pretty much washed away the etching of my first post.

110 posted on 12/30/2010 11:19:35 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Bigun

Took a look at the wall. Several I knew personally. A few I didn’t know had passed - nunya bidness, T’wit.


111 posted on 12/30/2010 11:35:29 AM PST by sauropod (The truth shall make you free but first it will make you miserable.)
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To: sargon

sargon, compared to some other posters I’m a slacker!!

If some old time posters would post their account stats, you would be amazed. They must be tethered to the computer and have their meals brought in!!!

Glad to have you here—Happy New Year to you!


112 posted on 12/30/2010 12:13:02 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: blam

Same to you blam. Now what is it going to take to get you to visit here in DE and remove that little grey squiggle from the USA map on your home page?

Happy New Year, my FRiend.


113 posted on 12/30/2010 12:15:17 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: Billthedrill

Thanks, Bill. Your screenname always makes me smile.

My psychiatrist is trying to figure out why.

Best to you, and Happy New Year to you.


114 posted on 12/30/2010 12:16:42 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: GSWarrior
IBTZ

Just in time, too!

You Class of 2000's are such kidders.

Happy New Year to you.

115 posted on 12/30/2010 12:18:46 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: Mariner

Mariner, from one “newbie” to another, Happy New Year and thanks for your service to our country.


116 posted on 12/30/2010 12:20:04 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: sauropod
Time to go raise some more hell..

The old 'Pod is BACK!!!

117 posted on 12/30/2010 12:21:16 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: Explorer89

You are welcome. That’s the whole purpose of this thread—to reconnect with some old FRiends and to ponder the greatness of this place.

Who knows—maybe Deep in the Hurtgen Forest will show up!


118 posted on 12/30/2010 12:24:11 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: Bigun

Thanks for the link, Bigun, to the Memorial Wall. Many “younger” Freepers may not know of it.

Sad to see so many names of people we talked with and met over the years. They were good people.


119 posted on 12/30/2010 12:25:37 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: Texas Eagle

Thanks, TE. I see you signed on 8/27/98. Where you on before—lots of old timers here lost their original 1996 and 1997 sign in dates when the FR computer was reset sometime in ‘97. It happened well before I got here.

God bless Texas and Happy New Year!


120 posted on 12/30/2010 12:29:27 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: Jeff Head; Clinton's a liar; Lazamataz

C’mon over here and say hello. Some old FRiends showed up.


121 posted on 12/30/2010 12:35:49 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: proud2beconservativeinNJ

Thanks, proud2be!

And thanks for keepin’ on in old NJ, where I hailed from.

Gov. Christie sure knows how to lay them out. He’s the best thing to happen to Jersey in a long time.

You have a wonderful New Year.


122 posted on 12/30/2010 12:42:23 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: Dead Corpse
My 12th is coming up in March. ;-)Yes, I see.

For a hunk of decaying flesh, you do all right around here!

Happy New Year to you, and may 2011 re-animate you!!!

123 posted on 12/30/2010 12:43:59 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: exit82

Hey! Thanks for the ping and CONGRATS! WOO-HOO!
Don’t you know I am a n00b...lol? I had webtv in ‘98!
I got a real computer in ‘99!


124 posted on 12/30/2010 12:57:34 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: exit82
Happy New year. May all your entrances be grand and your exits be bitter sweet. ;-)

As for the next year or so, Presidential Silly Season to look forward too. Always fun to see that happen from FR's front porch. :-)

125 posted on 12/30/2010 1:19:12 PM PST by Dead Corpse (III%. The last line in the sand)
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To: Keith in Iowa

You beat me by three days!


126 posted on 12/30/2010 1:23:17 PM PST by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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To: exit82

127 posted on 12/30/2010 2:25:55 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: onyx

Onyx, you are a jewel of a Freeper!

Wow, WebTV—I haven’t heard that term in ages.

I’ll bet you have like 88 million posts in eleven years, right?

Our first computer was a Tandy 1000 in 1990! The mice inside that powered the thing had to be constantly fed. What a pain!

Happy New Year to you!!


128 posted on 12/30/2010 2:54:19 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: JoeProBono

Hey there Joe PB!!

Thanks for the tassle-it’s beeyoutiful!!

I like your posts too, you seem like you been here a lot longer than 2008.

Happy New Year to you!


129 posted on 12/30/2010 2:56:54 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: exit82
Today is My 12th Anniversary on Free Republic

Noob!

130 posted on 12/30/2010 2:58:24 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: exit82
"you seem like you been here a lot longer than 2008"

A whole lot longer ;-{)


131 posted on 12/30/2010 3:05:36 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: exit82; All
Congratulations! I was at 12 years this last July...but was down at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Housto at the time just being released from the hospital into some very intensive rehab.

Back home no though and continuing recovery...with the periodic checkups to make sure they got it all.

It'll be my 13th anniversary in July of 2011. Been a heck of a ride and we have long ways to go...but thank God, and I mean that literally, that Americans are waking up and saying no and getting more and more actively involved in standing up physically to stop the slide. I have great hope in 2012 and beyond as a result.

...but we will have to work and fight for it, and it is worh fighting for our liberty and way of life...worth dieing for...for our families', friends', neighbors' and future generations' sake if necessary.


AMERICA AT THE ROSSROADS OF HISTORY

132 posted on 12/30/2010 3:20:51 PM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head

Jeff, you have no idea how I thank God that you are here to answer this thread.

What a year 2010 was for you! We all were with you and Gail in your treatment.

Your work here is not yet done, my FRiend. God bless you and Happy New Year to you, Gail and your lovely family.


133 posted on 12/30/2010 3:35:11 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: dfwgator

Looks like we’ve both been here since the last century!

Good to “see” you. I have been posting an anniversary for a few years, and it is always fun to be called a “noob”.

Happy New Year to you.


134 posted on 12/30/2010 3:38:05 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: exit82
Thank you SO much, exit. I thank God for so many people...family, neighbors, and friends like yourself who exercised their faith in God in Heaven and His Son Jesus Christ and literally lifted me in prayer. I felt that strength and it brought me to a realization of God's will and His desire that I remain here for a time and witness His name and that of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Faith in, and a free will adherance to the techings of our Savior by the people of our nation is the key to liberty, peace, prospearity, and success in America...no matter what else may befall us or what we may be called to face. I know this is true for individuals, and I know it is true for entire people's and nations. To it, I humbly and sincerely testify.

"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." Matthew 11: 28-30

135 posted on 12/30/2010 3:48:07 PM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: exit82
A Tandy! Was that from Radio Shack? LOL. My family made me learn on webtv before I was trusted with a computer...lol. I belong in '98 the Great, but oh well!

Can we still check our number of posts? I'd hate to know...lol.


136 posted on 12/30/2010 3:49:30 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx

Sure, onyx, you can check by going to the top of thepage and clicking on “Account”. It will tell you how many threads and how many posts you have. I checked it until it got 15,999 and let this thread’s first post be number 16,000. Let us know.

And it was a Radio Shack, Big bucks too, at the time. Son #1 was in his glory. Four years later, he says, Hey Dad we need a new computer, this one is obsolete!

So, sez me, Really, well you need to write up the specs for a new one. Ah that will keep the teenager busy for a month or more.

Fat chance—Next morning there is neatly printed spec sheet for the new computer. Foiled again.

Say, put me on the Sarah pinglist will ya?


137 posted on 12/30/2010 3:57:34 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: exit82

Bigun has posted a total of 200 threads and 9,525 replies.


138 posted on 12/30/2010 3:59:52 PM PST by Bigun ("It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere." Voltaire)
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To: exit82
LOL. Foiled again, were ya! I think you were fortunate to have wonderful, computer savvy sons living at home. I had to learn all by myself, so there were days when I screwed-up everything and had to wait for *help* to visit and rescue me. YES, I am thrilled to add you to Sarah's List! I'll do that right now. WELCOME!!!

Oh and ...You've posted a total of 350 threads and 144,810 replies.

139 posted on 12/30/2010 4:13:38 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx

144,810 posts!

So you’re the one who makes FR slow down!


140 posted on 12/30/2010 4:35:17 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: Bigun
Unfortunately the names of a great many of our beloved class of 98 freepers are now found on The Memorial Wall.

Alot of good, familiar names on that Memorial Wall a few of which I didn't know had passed. Sobering.

141 posted on 12/30/2010 6:31:39 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Bigun
Did you happen to notice what happened down here in Texas November 2nd?

Yep, did you happen to see 5 Democrats lose their House Seats here in Illinois to good Conservative Republicans?

I know, I know ... there's also that alleged "Republican" Mark Kirk that won Hussein-Obama's old Senate Seat but he's not much of a Republican ......

142 posted on 12/30/2010 6:34:36 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: exit82

Happy New Year!


143 posted on 12/30/2010 6:36:12 PM PST by lonestar
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To: exit82

Interesting FReeper name! How did you come to decide on it?

Happy anniversary!


144 posted on 12/30/2010 6:39:35 PM PST by Exit148 (Founder and active member of The Loose Change Club. An easy way to save for Freepathons!)
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To: lonestar

Thanks, lonestar. A Happy New Year to a fellow Class of ‘98 member as well!


145 posted on 12/30/2010 6:44:16 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: Exit148

I liked your screen name when I saw it in 1998. I thought it was clever, and very, very Jersey. After all, what ois more Jersey than asking someone “What exit are you?” ;)

Because I lived in Toms River at the time, I became exit82.

I believe there is an Exit109 Freeper as well.

Happy New Year to my inspiration!


146 posted on 12/30/2010 6:47:48 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: Victor

You’re one of the few that I can’t call a newbie. Congrats for your longevity. If I had signed up 4 days earlier, I’d have had a 3 digit freeper number. But now we can’t see the freeper #’s any more. I wonder what caused that to change? Probably Ash or GreenEyedBlonde...


147 posted on 12/30/2010 6:50:04 PM PST by Kevmo (Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates wouldn't make any sense at all. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Exit148

See posts 40 and 54 on this thread also.


148 posted on 12/30/2010 6:51:10 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: usconservative

Yes! And a couple of them were REALLY good friends of mine whom I still miss terribly.


149 posted on 12/31/2010 5:34:36 AM PST by Bigun ("It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere." Voltaire)
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To: usconservative

ANY progress is better than no progress US!

Illinois is definitely a tough nut to crack for sure but when I started here in Texas it wasn’t much better here. Now we have republicans holding every state wide office, a 19 to 12 majority in the senate, and a 101 to 49 majority in the house.


150 posted on 12/31/2010 5:42:31 AM PST by Bigun ("It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere." Voltaire)
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