Skip to comments.ReUnion Thread: Calling All Pre-WOT Freepers with PRE- 9/11/2001 Join Dates
Posted on 05/02/2012 5:23:35 AM PDT by xzins
We are the Free Republic Pre-War on Terror Class of Freepers.
Having been a freeper for over a decade, and having experienced both a pre 9/11 presence here and a post 9/11 presence, having experienced the Hanging Chad Wars of GW's first election, Sore Loserman and all, what stands out for you regarding the growth of Free Republic over the years.
What are your thoughts on the independence of Free Republic, and Jim Robinson's decision to go advertisement free all these years. My first thought is that his financial independence is what has freed him to tell the GOP-E to stick it in their ear this year.
If he had to worry about sponsors dropping him, or well-heeled pubbies supporting him, that might have intimidated a lesser man.
We've been blessed these many years. What stands out for you in your decades plus experience on Free Republic?
I miss Non-Sequitor.
How about CLASSYGREENEYEDBLONDE?
Some of my favorite times on FR were the live stream commenting while watching “24”... I can’t count the number of times I laughed so hard, I had to clean bourbon from my laptop screen! :-)
I also remember the Alamo-Girls LONG list of Clinton’s disgusting legacy. Also, when Doug from Upland was a caller on the Rush Limbaugh show! :-)
As mentioned earlier... I FIRST learned about 9/11 here on FR... and, for the first several hours, it was the ONLY PLACE on the web that was working at all... The FR crowd understood, quickly... the significance of the event.
I’ve ALWAYS found FR to be the best place to find breaking news. Anything interesting anywhere, can be found here. And, sometimes... with interesting commentary to go with it..... sometimes! ;-)
Twenty years from now, I’ll be saying the “greatest thing” was Homer Simpson’s DAILY postings from WWII era newspapers.... it’s been fascinating reading for several years now.
Now... if I can just keep from getting zotted before the Official Friday Silliness thread!
LIVE LONG and PROSPER, FR!
My brother turned me on to FP during the Whitewater/Campaign Finance probe that led to Monica. The rest is history.
Me too... That's how I first got here.
The old threads than ran into the hundreds, all on one page, and if ya was on dialup, like I was back then it would take several minutes to refresh for new comments, aspecialy if there was any pics.
Instead of increasing taxes (advertising),
I highly recommend some sort of cloud server over a piece of physical equipment. Let someone else admin the hardware, and pay per use is really cheap compared to hardware & rackspace.
I’m drawing a blank on that one :)
Since Jun 9, 1999
Huh, CGEB, and that see through white dress on his/her profile page
Lots of FReeper women did not care for her/his flirting with all the FReeper guys!
The FR protests in LA during the 2000 election fiasco were fun. In front of the federal building. My sign said W1. I had a baby in a stroller. I still have a baby in a stroller but that particular baby is 15 now.
FR has been my little sanity living in Liberalville as I do. Thank you, JR. I enjoy it and I use it and I need it, so I donate.
When I came here, Clinton was President. We all agreed then about presidential politics. We thought bush was a conservative. We could vote against the Goracle and For someone too, back then.
And we had to be sitting at a desk to freep back then. Now we can freep in the dentist chair, the woods, even in the air. Long live FR!
Lots of good memories. Miss the Dose and it's predecessors. Dad always referred to it as “the backyard fence..America has a big backyard” Good downtime to just chat about life and living. It built good relationships that are still fondly remembered.
Was on the Buckhead threat, the spaceship explosion and remember the night a local exposed JJ's love child to the world...You heard it first without spin on FR.
Then there's the research threads. Most are moved to chat or another hidden site so that FR can securely research and brainstorm their topic out of reach of prying eyes. It may be the most valuable feature on FR. Freedom on speech and thought at it's best.
Humor...and more humor...If we didn't laugh we'd all be crying. Thank God for the quick wits of freepers. My dogs always looked at me funny as the tears flowed while laughing out loud literally
It seems the purges have done little to “increase the peace”. While epic individual flame wars like One Who Knows vs The Republican will never be outdone, the overall civility on FR seems to be getting a bit worse.
Love to see more article posting and investigations into democrats than the constant bashing and rehashing and multiple reposting of old articles of why every republican who is not 100% perfect is a rino scum. Many are but sometimes it feels like a circular firing squad in here.
When you start seeing people calling DeMint a rino, see homosexual pro-hillary websites promoted, see people trash Santorum for speaking on moral values while they support a globull warming serial adulterer with 3 wives who thinks Romney is too tough on illegals, and see people actually talk about how they are voting Obama...it makes you realize how much things have changed.
That being said, Free Republic is still the #1 site for news and commentary. Right or wrong, Jim seems to be the only one out there with the balls to stand up to the GOP-e in any meaningful way. Given the choices we have in this election, some are going to go third party, some are going to hold their noses (again) and vote for the GOP nominee to stop Obama. Hopefully we can get thru this remembering we are on the same team.
Lets not forget the late night parties in the yahoo chat room when FR went down.
Heard about it first from you on the FR cruise. just WOW!
A Blast from the Past!
Still recall the live discussion threads we had back in the day.
YOU can call me a "Newbie", as I wasn't here until April 98.
Been a member since the 2008 prez campaign. Thought about donating to FR a couple of times. Still don’t understand why I am not authorized to post to activism. At least FR is free and loads quickly on a smart phone. Ads will probably slow FR down - then I’ll just go with twitter until ads take over there.