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I Joined FR 22 Years Ago (June 28th, 1998)
Self ^ | 06/28/2020 | USConservative

Posted on 07/01/2020 5:59:26 AM PDT by usconservative

I cannot believe I missed my own anniversary.

I joined FR 22 years ago, during the height of the Clinton Impeachment. So many great memories. Met Henry Hyde with some local Illinois Freepers, protested Clinton when he was here in Chicago (He turned around and looked at us when I yelled "How's Monica's throat?") and so much more.

Hoping some fellow Class of '98'ers chime in and let me know they're still here.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History; Miscellaneous; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: anniversary; chicago; fr; freedom; henryhyde; illinois; liberty
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Chesty Puller, Bigun, GRRRRR75, Lurker, Billy Boy and so many more.

How could I forget Redwing9 and some of the ladies who were Illinois Freepers back in the day.

Also lost so many good friends on here over the years, some I can name and some I cannot (due to three TIA's in the past six months) however I can still see your faces.

Peace to all and be well.

1 posted on 07/01/2020 5:59:26 AM PDT by usconservative
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To: Jim Robinson
A special thank you to JimRob for making FR the place I know I can come to to speak my mind and find fellow Conservatives for all this time.

Without FR and Rush Limbaugh I'd have lost my sanity long ago.

2 posted on 07/01/2020 6:00:35 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: usconservative

Congratulations for your longevity! Many are called. Not so many survive 22 years around here.


3 posted on 07/01/2020 6:01:19 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Don't be a pinhead.)
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To: NautiNurse

Thank you, I appreciate that so much. You’re a long timer here also I see, congratulations on your longevity as well!


4 posted on 07/01/2020 6:02:49 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: usconservative

I signed up the same year...


5 posted on 07/01/2020 6:04:14 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Baseball players, gangsters and musicians are remembered. But journalists are forgotten.)
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To: usconservative

All hail the Class of 98. 05/98


6 posted on 07/01/2020 6:05:14 AM PDT by bleach (If I agreed with you, we would both be wrong.)
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To: usconservative

Still here big guy!
Retired and living big in Colorado.

Don’t forget our South Carolina Freeper rally...convertible Mustang...

I won that .270Rem in the raffle!!

USA1!


7 posted on 07/01/2020 6:05:35 AM PDT by GRRRRR (Make America Greater Than Ever Before!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Same here. May 18, 1998.

You always knew when there was a true “bombshell” story because you couldn’t get the site to load.


8 posted on 07/01/2020 6:06:57 AM PDT by shotgun
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To: usconservative

Here is to the class of 98!


9 posted on 07/01/2020 6:08:45 AM PDT by Bruce Kurtz
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To: usconservative

Went back to check . . . I’m 21 on August 24th. My first Vanity thread was to hit the Hartford Courant reporter who called the site anti-semitic for a Joe Lieberman item. As a Jew, I didn’t want to ignore her comments on the site and wrote her a note which, to her credit, she did respond to.

Unfortunately, once or twice a year I do have to call out a Freeper comment here about something that does cross a line on Judaism. But 99.9% here are people I would be fully comfortable with to have a beer or be friends with.


10 posted on 07/01/2020 6:10:27 AM PDT by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: usconservative

22 years in November and I lurked for about 6 months first. Quite the group back then.


11 posted on 07/01/2020 6:10:31 AM PDT by Chickensoup (Voter ID for 2020!! Leftists totalitarian fascists appear to be planning to eradicate conservatives)
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To: usconservative

Heck, I was just graduating high school when you joined.


12 posted on 07/01/2020 6:11:07 AM PDT by EvilCapitalist (Fire Fauci)
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To: usconservative

That gave me an odd case of nostalgia. Who would have guessed back then that I would miss the days when a lying sleaze seducing interns in the Oval Office was just about the worst the Democrats would choose as their public face? I miss Bill Clinton, his bimbo eruptions, and the comparative harmlessness of his small-minded corruption.


13 posted on 07/01/2020 6:12:24 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed")
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To: GRRRRR
I am so glad to hear from you!!! Yes, I remember the South Carolina rally and convention, what a great time! That convertible Mustang was a blast to drive too!

So glad to see you're doing well. Who else was there that you remember? I'm struggling to remember names though I can still see their faces.

14 posted on 07/01/2020 6:12:46 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: usconservative

what is the FR retirement plan like?


15 posted on 07/01/2020 6:12:50 AM PDT by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world)
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To: usconservative

Still here...under a different account because my original got locked out by Rob when I posted negatively about him and he created this one. I was “An American!” back then.
http://freerepublic.com/~anamerican/
September 14, 1998!


16 posted on 07/01/2020 6:13:16 AM PDT by EtchASketch
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To: usconservative

Congrats old timer. I’d never heard of this place until I clicked on a link from The Drudge Report in 1999. Couldn’t believe the stuff I was reading. All of it turned out to be true.


17 posted on 07/01/2020 6:13:48 AM PDT by McGruff (A Lie Can Travel Halfway Around the World While the Truth Is Putting On Its Shoes)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Congratulations on your still being here and am glad to hear from you! Hope you and your family are doing well with all the b.s. that's going on in our country.

We may be old, or I should say I may be old and not be able to run anymore after four major back surgeries but I can still snipe! Is it go time yet?

18 posted on 07/01/2020 6:14:07 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: bleach
All hail the Class of 98. 05/98

Congratulations! Glad you're still here! We may be older but we can still run rings around these youngin's on here. We may be old but we're still treacherous!

19 posted on 07/01/2020 6:15:00 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: bleach

HEAR! HEAR!!


20 posted on 07/01/2020 6:15:33 AM PDT 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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