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Free Republic Hall of Fame Threads
Free Republic ^ | Friday, November 28, 2003 | Free Republic

Posted on 11/28/2003 5:52:23 PM PST by Momaw Nadon

Since its inception, Free Republic has been the world's premeire online gathering place for the discussion of the news, issues, opinions, and just about everything else.

There have been several times when the members of Free Republic have posted important breaking news stories first, scooping the outlets of the mainstream media.

Some exemplary threads merit mention in what I'd like to call the Free Republic Hall of Fame Threads.

I believe this is a good way to remember and share some of the most important discussions that have occured on Free Republic.


TOPICS: Free Republic; Miscellaneous; Unclassified; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: archive; cheese; fame; free; freerepublic; fun; funny; greatthreads; hall; halloffame; history; hof; memories; memory; moose; opus; republic; tinfoilhat; zot
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The three threads that I would like to nominate for induction into the Free Republic Hall of Fame Threads are as follows:

1. World Trade Center

2. [AP SCOOP] Space Shuttle Columbia Will Be Visible In San Francisco Area (6AM Pacific)

3. President Bush is eating in my undisclosed location (UPDATE: Undisclosed location is IRAQ!)

1 posted on 11/28/2003 5:52:24 PM PST by Momaw Nadon
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To: Momaw Nadon
Honorable Mention:

Am I Logged In???

2 posted on 11/28/2003 5:56:04 PM PST by Momaw Nadon (The mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work unless it's open.)
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To: Momaw Nadon
Those are some pretty amazing threads.

Another one would be the day we went to war in Baghdad. I don't have a URL for it.

3 posted on 11/28/2003 5:57:59 PM PST by Spunky (This little tag just keeps following me where ever I go.)
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To: Momaw Nadon
What about this one?:

- NBC NEWS: UDAY & Qusay Hussein "Likely" Captured Or Killed
4 posted on 11/28/2003 6:00:52 PM PST by Ex-Dem (not just another brick in the wall)
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To: Ex-Dem
Excellent!
5 posted on 11/28/2003 6:02:51 PM PST by Momaw Nadon (The mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work unless it's open.)
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To: Momaw Nadon
And this, the mother of all threads (3,562 comments):

- Major power surge in NY? (Blackout is in NYC, Detroit, Ottawa and Toronto, per Fox News)
6 posted on 11/28/2003 6:02:54 PM PST by Ex-Dem (not just another brick in the wall)
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To: Redleg Duke
Weren't you the one who overheard Bob Schrum on the Acela train, talking about how they were going to use Wellstone's funeral for campaigning?

I remember you took some grief for that thread, until the Funerally aired that night. I hereby nominate your thread.
7 posted on 11/28/2003 6:03:09 PM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: Spunky
Another one would be the day we went to war in Baghdad.

I'm still searching the FR archives. Great choice!

8 posted on 11/28/2003 6:04:56 PM PST by Momaw Nadon (The mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work unless it's open.)
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To: Momaw Nadon
Some of the Bush election threads were great.
9 posted on 11/28/2003 6:06:37 PM PST by Swede Girl
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To: Momaw Nadon
There was a great thread about three weeks ago in which someone had posted an article about the Global warming being caused by the sun. The well meaning poster really tried to encourage debate, but it turned out to be one of the funniest threads I have seen. It was something about solar flares I believe..
10 posted on 11/28/2003 6:07:06 PM PST by cardinal4 (Hillary and Clark rhymes with Ft Marcy park...)
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To: Momaw Nadon
I hope no one brings up that stupid Hobbit Hole thread.

That one was the worst of all time.
11 posted on 11/28/2003 6:07:12 PM PST by Guillermo (Go 'Dawgs, Sic 'Em!)
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To: Momaw Nadon
Bump for later :-)
12 posted on 11/28/2003 6:07:34 PM PST by TheSpottedOwl (I'd rather have dead rats in my walls, than Hillary for President.,)
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To: Swede Girl
Some of the sniper threads were pretty good. I was riveted during that time.
13 posted on 11/28/2003 6:08:01 PM PST by riri
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To: Momaw Nadon

14 posted on 11/28/2003 6:08:23 PM PST by sourcery (This is your country. This is your country under socialism. Any questions? Just say no to Socialism!)
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To: Momaw Nadon
Gosh, I wish there was an easy way to dig up threads from Election Night 2000. It's so hard to remember titles from three years ago. :(

I remember one post from Palm Beach, early early in the morning of 11/8. Something along the lines of "I just got the weirdest recorded phone call. Asking if I had had any trouble using the ballot, and if so to call Wechsler's office. What's up with that?"
15 posted on 11/28/2003 6:09:23 PM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: Momaw Nadon
And let's not forget the "CLINTON IMPEACHED!" live thread. What a wild ride that was!
16 posted on 11/28/2003 6:10:48 PM PST by truthkeeper
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To: Momaw Nadon
It was the Monica Lewinski story and the one about the intern who was mysteriously killed that persuaded me to sign up. Those were the days when Drudge and FreeRepublic were working in tandem and between them were pretty much responsible for getting clinton impeached.
17 posted on 11/28/2003 6:13:41 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Momaw Nadon
Oh yeah, and on the downside, remember those "Deep in the Hurtgen Forest" threads?
18 posted on 11/28/2003 6:13:53 PM PST by truthkeeper
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To: Momaw Nadon
How Have We Become a Nation of Dumbies?

Priceless!

19 posted on 11/28/2003 6:13:59 PM PST by Petronski (I'm *NOT* always *CRANKY.*)
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One of my favorites was the Great Crop Circle Thread of 2002.

Mysterious Suburban Chicago Crop Circles

20 posted on 11/28/2003 6:15:28 PM PST by Momaw Nadon (The mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work unless it's open.)
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To: Momaw Nadon; NormsRevenge
The recent Swartzenegger X Mc Clintock threads were the most painful to me...
21 posted on 11/28/2003 6:16:24 PM PST by tubebender (FReeRepublic...How bad have you got it...)
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To: Guillermo
I hope no one brings up that stupid Hobbit Hole thread. That one was the worst of all time.

Didn't get invited?

22 posted on 11/28/2003 6:16:34 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: Momaw Nadon
Gotta be the "Pres. Bush is eating in an undisclosed location" thread. I read that early Thanksgiving morning, and am now kicking my butt for not "getting it". I would have been an icon in my family had I been able to announce it before the fact!
23 posted on 11/28/2003 6:19:29 PM PST by LisaMalia (Buckeye Fan since birth!!)
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To: Momaw Nadon
I liked the prayer thread for Jim Torricelli's toupee.

I laughed so hard I got a bellyache!
24 posted on 11/28/2003 6:20:25 PM PST by Palladin (Proud to be a FReeper!)
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To: Guillermo
I hope no one brings up that stupid Hobbit Hole thread.

BTW... I wouldn't have said anything about it, but since ~you~ brought it up, I will say that our third HH thread was the first thread ever to ever hit the 65,535 post limit.

The Hobbit Hole III - Journey to the Cross-roads! (we filled it up!)

25 posted on 11/28/2003 6:21:29 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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I didn't notice that a lot of these threads have already been cataloged.

Keyword: greatthreads

26 posted on 11/28/2003 6:23:49 PM PST by Momaw Nadon (The mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work unless it's open.)
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To: Momaw Nadon
Link
27 posted on 11/28/2003 6:23:55 PM PST by maui_hawaii
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To: HairOfTheDog
I'm a fairly new FReeper, have no idea what the "Hobbit Hole" threads are all about. I kind of feel like I'm back in Jr.High, before I filled out, when none of the boys asked me to dance....
28 posted on 11/28/2003 6:24:44 PM PST by LisaMalia (Buckeye Fan since birth!!)
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To: Petronski; hole_n_one
I recall the two day long thread series that hole_in_one started (in Roman numerals, yet!) about the hearing before Judge N. Sanders Sauls (Go Sandy!) during Recount 2000.
29 posted on 11/28/2003 6:26:28 PM PST by bootless (Never Forget)
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To: LisaMalia
I kind of feel like I'm back in Jr.High, before I filled out, when none of the boys asked me to dance....

Well, if you come to the Hobbit Hole thread and introduce yourself, I am sure one of the guys will ask you to dance!

30 posted on 11/28/2003 6:27:15 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: bootless
Was Saul a Republican? IIRC, he was the circuit court judge in Seminole County, right.
31 posted on 11/28/2003 6:27:33 PM PST by cardinal4 (Hillary and Clark rhymes with Ft Marcy park...)
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To: maui_hawaii
Chinese jets intercept U.S. Navy plane
32 posted on 11/28/2003 6:27:44 PM PST by Momaw Nadon (The mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work unless it's open.)
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To: Momaw Nadon
I have marked some threads that I go back to every now and again. It is like a time capsule, to read about what is going on, as it is going on. It is fun to compare what we thought we knew then, compared to what we know now.

This has the makings for a fun thread.

33 posted on 11/28/2003 6:29:21 PM PST by CIB-173RDABN
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Man Arrested For Hitting Girlfriend With Fish
34 posted on 11/28/2003 6:30:15 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Momaw Nadon
Stop the Posting to Lists of People! [Stop Pinging Me!]
35 posted on 11/28/2003 6:31:37 PM PST by Petronski (I'm *NOT* always *CRANKY.*)
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To: HairOfTheDog
Thankfully, No.
36 posted on 11/28/2003 6:31:44 PM PST by Guillermo (Go 'Dawgs, Sic 'Em!)
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To: Indy Pendance
HAHA, I was thinking about that one as soon as I saw this thread.
37 posted on 11/28/2003 6:32:15 PM PST by Guillermo (Go 'Dawgs, Sic 'Em!)
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To: Momaw Nadon
The summer of 1998 was like a greatest hits all by itself, with all the Clinton (pending) impeachment threads. I remember telling the kids that we were watching the downfall of a presidency, minute by minute, right before our eyes on the internet (Free Republic).

I would nominate the big daddy of 'em all, the first thread I ever read on Free Republic - - the Drudge headline about Clinton and the intern, circa January 20, 1998.
38 posted on 11/28/2003 6:33:48 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Guillermo
You don't know what you are missing!
39 posted on 11/28/2003 6:33:56 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: Indy Pendance
Post #9 on the Tuna-beating thread:

The woman was seen carrying a shark later that day.

40 posted on 11/28/2003 6:34:26 PM PST by Petronski (I'm *NOT* always *CRANKY.*)
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To: cardinal4
Sauls was a Democrat. As opposed to the Florida Supreme Court RATS trying to steal the election for Algore.
41 posted on 11/28/2003 6:34:29 PM PST by ABG(anybody but Gore) (Ashley Wilkes to Dave Asman: "You cannot speak that way to General Clark!!")
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To: Momaw Nadon
Here's an earlier attempt at this with some great links What's your favorite Free Republic thread...and why?
42 posted on 11/28/2003 6:36:03 PM PST by Vermonter
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To: Petronski
The History of Free Republic: Freepathon Thread 30
43 posted on 11/28/2003 6:36:17 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: cardinal4
I don't remember which county it was (there were so many!), but Sandy is a Zell Miller Democrat. A real good guy, and such a surprise to us!
44 posted on 11/28/2003 6:36:35 PM PST by bootless (Never Forget)
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To: Momaw Nadon
I seem to remember the big 9/11 thread being much larger than 400+ posts....it's bumped every now and then. Did it get pulled?
45 posted on 11/28/2003 6:36:48 PM PST by RabidBartender (Hi!)
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To: Momaw Nadon
The weirdest but funniest thread (in my opinion) was about hamsters. Barney Frank was mentioned and it took off from there. I laughed so hard I couldn't breathe.
46 posted on 11/28/2003 6:37:45 PM PST by Swede Girl
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To: Petronski; mhking; JohnHuang2
Stop the Posting to Lists of People! [Stop Pinging Me!]

LOL!

Ping!

47 posted on 11/28/2003 6:38:01 PM PST by Momaw Nadon (The mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work unless it's open.)
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To: Palladin
I liked the prayer thread for Jim Torricelli's toupee.

James Trafficant? Bob Torricelli has a full head of hair, unfortunately.

48 posted on 11/28/2003 6:38:41 PM PST by Dianna
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To: tubebender
You Dumbie. You thought it said Hall Of Flame Threads didn't you...
49 posted on 11/28/2003 6:38:57 PM PST by tubebender (FReeRepublic...How bad have you got it...)
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To: Momaw Nadon
How about ""It's Time to Get Rid of FReepathons" , Columbia Shuttle Archive , Columbia Orbiter Analysis, .. for starters .. :-]
50 posted on 11/28/2003 6:40:19 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ...... FRuitCake For EVERYONE!!!)
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