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HELP!!! I need some info on the History of Free Republic!
Today | Mad Dawgg

Posted on 09/17/2004 12:37:17 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg

I am doing some research on the NEW MEDIA. There used to be a thread on here that had some history about how Free Republic started. But I can't for the life of me find it in the archives.

If any of you have links or knowledge on the subject I would surely appreciate if you would post them in this thread.

I have several friends and customers (I FReep in my place of business) who want more info on this site. Further, I also have been asked to give a talk to a local community group about the New Media so I need to get on the ball, and get it all ready in time for the talk.

Thank you all in advance!

Mad Dawgg A.K.A. Pajama Clad FReeper.


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Everyone get your comfortable jammies and your favorite beverage and help a woefully inept FReeper by reminisicng about the old days.
1 posted on 09/17/2004 12:37:17 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg
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To: Constitution Day; Howlin; MeekOneGOP; Jim Robinson; Admin Moderator

Ping for any help you can give.


2 posted on 09/17/2004 12:38:31 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (French: old Europe word meaning surrender)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Make sure you include a diorama for extra credit.


3 posted on 09/17/2004 12:41:51 AM PDT by martin_fierro (_____oooo_( )_oooo_____)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Once upon a time there was a magical place called FreeRepublic. Bad presidents got impeached, good presidents got elected, and everybody posted fun posts all day long while dressed in pajamas. And we all lived happily ever after, except for the part where we explained to our husbands about why we were up after midnight in our nighties posting on FreeRepublic...

THE NOT END


4 posted on 09/17/2004 12:42:14 AM PDT by dandelion (http://johnkerryquestionfairy.blogspot.com/)
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To: Mad Dawgg
some history about how Free Republic started.

Two words and two initials: Bill "BJ" Clinton.

5 posted on 09/17/2004 12:44:28 AM PDT by zarf
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To: Mad Dawgg

I know that this may not be exactly what your asking for but it is a great thing to use:

http://www.archive.org/web/web.php

It is the wayback machine. You can see what this site looked like along time ago Dec 21, 1996. Wow!

http://web.archive.org/web/19961221165158/http://freerepublic.com/

It works for most sites. Check out how ebay and google used to look, interesting

http://web.archive.org/web/19990125084553/alpha.google.com/

http://web.archive.org/web/19990117033159/pages.ebay.com/aw/index.html


Hey maybe able to get some of Kerry's old pages that had some of his lies on them before he changed the pages


6 posted on 09/17/2004 12:44:32 AM PDT by BookaT (Didn't Kerry say in his book he was willing to DIE for his country? Well?)
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To: Mad Dawgg
Google search on history of freerepublic.
7 posted on 09/17/2004 12:46:19 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter
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To: Mad Dawgg
In fact you may want to consider FR to be a byproduct of the damage BJ Clinton's outragious behavior did and continues to do to the Democratic Party.

His antics and disrespect for the institution of the Presidency created a furious, mobilizing backlash that the left and the pundits still cannot grasp.

8 posted on 09/17/2004 12:47:20 AM PDT by zarf
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To: Mad Dawgg

Free Republic started long time ago
with a guy named Sloppy Joe.....


no, wait....that was Mashed Potatoes....
I always get those two confused............


9 posted on 09/17/2004 12:50:08 AM PDT by willyboyishere ( i)
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To: BookaT

That is cool. Thanks for the note.


10 posted on 09/17/2004 12:54:14 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: Mad Dawgg; Jim Robinson; EggsAckley; Constitution Day

Diorama of Jim Rob's Historic Crossing Of A Cold Place While On Horseback


Diorama of the Sister-Biting Moose


Diorama of "We're Not Sure What This Is Yet, But It Involves Artichokes and Corpses"

11 posted on 09/17/2004 12:54:27 AM PDT by martin_fierro (_____oooo_( )_oooo_____)
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To: Mad Dawgg
If you're in the mood for some humor, this is a good start...
The History of Free Republic: Freepathon Thread 29
12 posted on 09/17/2004 12:55:08 AM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (Remember, name and town, name and town, if you wish to opine)
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To: Mad Dawgg

bump for interest


13 posted on 09/17/2004 12:58:15 AM PDT by ArmyBratproud (all)
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To: CounterCounterCulture; martin_fierro; Straight Vermonter; zarf; willyboyishere; Jet Jaguar; ...

Thank you all! I knew I could count on the FReepers!

And Martin you always seem to have some fun ready to post.

Hatt-Baby!


14 posted on 09/17/2004 1:07:55 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (French: old Europe word meaning surrender)
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To: zip

ping


15 posted on 09/17/2004 2:03:11 AM PDT by Mrs Zip
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To: ArmyBratproud

bttt


16 posted on 09/17/2004 2:06:56 AM PDT by nopardons
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To: Mad Dawgg
Is THIS what you were looking for?

History of FR
(by Jim Robinson)

I have it bookmarked on my "Links" page.


17 posted on 09/17/2004 2:40:55 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: martin_fierro

Artichokes and corpses? I think my laptop is going to need it's keyboard cleaned out now....


18 posted on 09/17/2004 2:40:56 AM PDT by par4
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To: Mad Dawgg

In addition, being a member of FR convinced quite a few Freepers to start their own blogs. My little news site is pretty popular. People surf in from about 63 countries world wide every month. (In fact, when we invaded Iraq, I was able to track visitors from Baghdad who logged onto my site from a Russian ISP) My disabilities required me to curtail my efforts at personal commentary. But I still spend about two hours each day posting news reports. Check my tag line.


19 posted on 09/17/2004 3:01:36 AM PDT by ex-Texan (Proud "Pajama Militia" Member: http://newspundit.net)
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To: MeekOneGOP

Wow.

Great post (JR's History of FR)


20 posted on 09/17/2004 3:41:44 AM PDT by harrycarey
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