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Sat. at 12 Noon FR and Other Groups Will Join Vietnam Veterans Against John Kerry for Protest in NYC
Feb. 26, 2004 | firebrand

Posted on 02/26/2004 11:30:11 AM PST by firebrand

This should be a great protest rally, folks. We are joining with other groups, and people are coming from as far away as West Virginia and DC.

Join Vietnam Veterans Against John Kerry, Vietnamese-Americans Against John Kerry, and several other groups from around town.

Date: Saturday, February 28

Time: 12 noon

Place: Across from John Kerry's NYC headquarters, 373 Park Avenue South, between 26th and 27th Streets, NYC

Here's the first thread on this protest.

The weather is supposed to be absolutely fantastic.

Use this thread for hitching rides, discussing sign ideas, and any other input on the protest.

I will be scouting the area for a good place for us to go afterward. Suggestions welcome.


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Politics/Elections; US: Connecticut; US: District of Columbia; US: New Jersey; US: New York
KEYWORDS: fr; freep; freerepublic; kerry; liar; lurch; millionaire; newyork; ny; nyc; patrician; primary; protest; rally; traitor; tristatechapter; ugly; veterans; vietnam; vietnamveterans; vvajk
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1 posted on 02/26/2004 11:30:12 AM PST by firebrand
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To: firebrand
Of course you know, conservatives showing dissent are considered "Evil." :) Keep up the great work!
2 posted on 02/26/2004 11:34:28 AM PST by writer33 (The U.S. Constitution defines a Conservative)
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To: writer33
That's what we're here for! : D
3 posted on 02/26/2004 11:38:15 AM PST by firebrand
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To: writer33
...I signed up--- Vets4Bush.com Supporters can sign up at that sight..if you are a veterqn...Names approaching 1300
as of today..Ollie North is #2...I am in the 1200's..Jake
4 posted on 02/26/2004 11:39:06 AM PST by sanjacjake
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To: firebrand
Thanks firebrand for keeping this protest alive and getting the word out.

No partisan politics is a good idea. It will show the world that this man is hated by every Vietnam Vet and everyone who went through this period of time and were made to feel ashamed if they expressed their patriotism and support for our military. Never again!
5 posted on 02/26/2004 11:40:18 AM PST by BushisTheMan
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To: alisasny; bc2; Black Agnes; BobFromNJ; Cacique; catfur; Clemenza; Coleus; Computer Tech; copycat; ..
Tri-Staters. Hope you are all making plans to be there!!
6 posted on 02/26/2004 11:40:34 AM PST by firebrand
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To: Admin Moderator
Wonder if this thread could somehow go to the top of News/Activism? Thanks!
8 posted on 02/26/2004 11:43:03 AM PST by firebrand
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To: firebrand
Well, I love you. No matter what they say about you. :) Have a great time in D.C.
9 posted on 02/26/2004 11:43:18 AM PST by writer33 (The U.S. Constitution defines a Conservative)
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To: writer33
Yikes! It's not in DC, it's in New Yawk!
10 posted on 02/26/2004 11:45:01 AM PST by firebrand
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To: Admin Moderator
THANKS! xxxx
11 posted on 02/26/2004 11:46:04 AM PST by firebrand
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To: firebrand
BUMP
12 posted on 02/26/2004 11:49:09 AM PST by Dante3
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To: firebrand
Cool! Good luck and be sure to check out FRN's Winter Soldier Project!
13 posted on 02/26/2004 11:49:49 AM PST by Bob J (www.freerepublic.net www.radiofreerepublic.com...check them out!)
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To: 1Old Pro; 2right; 4.1O dana super trac pak; 70times7; 7SonOfRN; a Republican close toPresident; ...
Big New York State ping! We'll be within easy walking distance of both Grand Central and Penn Station.
14 posted on 02/26/2004 11:50:35 AM PST by firebrand
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To: firebrand
So much for me paying attention. Fell asleep at the wheel on that one. :)
15 posted on 02/26/2004 11:51:00 AM PST by writer33 (The U.S. Constitution defines a Conservative)
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To: Bob J
I will put the Winter Soldier url on our handouts. Great site.
16 posted on 02/26/2004 11:53:39 AM PST by firebrand
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To: firebrand
I wish I could be there, I live outside of Buffalo..

I did hear that F'n kerry was gonna be here to get the endorsement from the mayor of buffalo, tony marshmellow,
I'll find out when..
17 posted on 02/26/2004 11:54:46 AM PST by The Mayor (And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?)
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To: firebrand
POWs and MIAs against Kerry.

See:

http://www.powmiafamiliesagainstjohnkerry.com/betrayed.htm
18 posted on 02/26/2004 11:56:34 AM PST by BushisTheMan
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To: The Mayor
Sorry you folks in the Midwest can't come to more of our events. : )
19 posted on 02/26/2004 11:57:46 AM PST by firebrand
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To: firebrand
Is C-Span covering this? I sure hope so!
20 posted on 02/26/2004 11:59:14 AM PST by AZamericonnie ('Liberals can't take the heat unless they're the ones with their hands on the thermostat')
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To: firebrand
Sorry I don't live in or near the city.
21 posted on 02/26/2004 12:00:08 PM PST by Soaring Feather (~ I do Poetry and party among the stars~)
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To: abn11b; Afronaut; agrace; Alberta's Child; alephnull; alice_in_bubbaland; AM2000; ...
Garden State ping blast. We'll be pretty near Port Authority Bus Terminal too. If stanz is coming through the tunnel for this one, you can too! : )
22 posted on 02/26/2004 12:00:45 PM PST by firebrand
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To: firebrand
Demand JFKerry release his military records.
23 posted on 02/26/2004 12:01:32 PM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: firebrand
I'm sorry firebrand, but work, family and Cayuga County residence preclude my participation. My thanks for representing my voice too is all I can offer.
24 posted on 02/26/2004 12:04:29 PM PST by Kudsman
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To: AZamericonnie
The vets have sent out a press release.
25 posted on 02/26/2004 12:04:50 PM PST by firebrand
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To: firebrand
Yup, stanz is coming through the tunnel for this one!
26 posted on 02/26/2004 12:06:19 PM PST by stanz (Those who don't believe in evolution should go jump off the flat edge of the Earth.)
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To: firebrand
I'll be there! How long is it supposed to last? (I may not be there right at noon)
27 posted on 02/26/2004 12:06:21 PM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: firebrand
all the Conservative Parties events are either in NY City or Albany.
It bums me out that I would have to drive 8 hours.
Have fun!!
28 posted on 02/26/2004 12:06:30 PM PST by The Mayor (And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?)
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To: Kudsman
It's always good to know we have other freepers behind us in spirit.
29 posted on 02/26/2004 12:07:04 PM PST by firebrand
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To: firebrand
FREEPERS ? Looking for something to bring to the freep ?


30 posted on 02/26/2004 12:08:51 PM PST by ChadGore ("Maybe they thought Saddam would lose the next Iraqi election")
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To: firebrand
Bump--Will be there--How far from Penn. Station?
31 posted on 02/26/2004 12:09:16 PM PST by BobFromNJ
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To: hellinahandcart
Dunno. Till we all get tired of chanting, ranting, yelling, and singing, I guess. How long does the 6 train take to get to 28th Street, anyway? Can you make it by 12:30? : )
32 posted on 02/26/2004 12:10:18 PM PST by firebrand
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To: BobFromNJ
Go out the farthest-east door of Penn Station (Seventh Avenue side) and keep walking east for 4 blocks (Seventh-Sixth-Fifth-Madison-Park). When you get to Park, hang a right and go south--a few of the short blocks and you're there.
33 posted on 02/26/2004 12:14:25 PM PST by firebrand
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To: firebrand
Thanks--And Bump!!
34 posted on 02/26/2004 12:15:48 PM PST by BobFromNJ
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To: firebrand
I have something to do Saturday morning, but I will try to get it done Friday afternoon instead. Even if I can't, it shouldn't make me too late.
35 posted on 02/26/2004 12:16:37 PM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: writer33
As a proud VN vet (1st ID, 1965-66) and not a baby-killer, I'd love to be there and wave my "KERRY-FONDA '04" poster. Alas it's a drill weekend in the CTArNG. You guys who do go will have me there in spirit. Give 'em unmitigated hell!
36 posted on 02/26/2004 12:17:40 PM PST by Snickersnee (Where are we going? And what's with this handbasket???)
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To: firebrand
Let 'em have it boys!
37 posted on 02/26/2004 12:17:42 PM PST by vpintheak (Our Liberties we prize, and our rights we will maintain!)
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To: Snickersnee
Thanks for your good wishes, and bless you for your service to the USA.
38 posted on 02/26/2004 12:20:32 PM PST by firebrand
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To: Snickersnee
My Dad served from 65-66 in Nam. Landed at Cam Rhan Bay. I think that's how you spell it. He was in Fifth Special Forces. I remember him telling me it was extremely hot when they landed.
39 posted on 02/26/2004 12:23:02 PM PST by writer33 (The U.S. Constitution defines a Conservative)
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To: firebrand
Well...."Traitor", "Liar", "Hanoi John Hates Human Rights", "Hanoi Jane & Hanoi John, Communists of a Feather" and the famous pic of Hanoi John and Jane at the VVAW come to mind....
40 posted on 02/26/2004 12:28:51 PM PST by cake_crumb (UN Resolutions = Very Expensive, Very SCRATCHY Toilet Paper)
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To: writer33
Kudos to your father. People like him are the reason we are protesting on Saturday.
41 posted on 02/26/2004 12:29:51 PM PST by firebrand
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To: BushisTheMan
Thanks for posting that. Passing that one around now.
42 posted on 02/26/2004 12:32:53 PM PST by cake_crumb (UN Resolutions = Very Expensive, Very SCRATCHY Toilet Paper)
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To: ChadGore
I have a smaller version of that in my collection. Great graphic!
43 posted on 02/26/2004 12:35:03 PM PST by cake_crumb (UN Resolutions = Very Expensive, Very SCRATCHY Toilet Paper)
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To: firebrand
Real Patriots Don't Sell Out Their Fellow Soldiers? Too long for a sign, huh?

Hmmmm....this might be an idea for down the road. A T-shirt saying "I'm a Vietnam Vet Too" on the front and on the back: "Write ME in for President"

44 posted on 02/26/2004 12:40:45 PM PST by cake_crumb (UN Resolutions = Very Expensive, Very SCRATCHY Toilet Paper)
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To: firebrand
Here's the catch. My father, a lib, served as a U.S. Army Sniper. He doesn't go around calling himself a hero. And for that matter, neither do I. I was motivated for liberty's sake. When you wake up in the morning and fresh dew has hit the ground, working on about 4 hours sleep, you just get it as you watch the sun slowly rise.

Chris
P.S. Most of you know how I was converted.
45 posted on 02/26/2004 12:43:12 PM PST by writer33 (The U.S. Constitution defines a Conservative)
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To: writer33
I have a friend who was a sniper in Nam. We'd been friends for years, and I never knew it.
One time, he and his wife went to the grocery store with me and my husband to buy steak for a picnic. He couldn't go near the freezer area. He couldn't look at the raw meat, either.
I asked his wife what was up, and she told me.
The building he was shooting from got hit and collapsed. His legs were shattered. He was full of metal pins, so the cold hurt him.
He couldn't look at raw meat, because he saw so many head shots it reminded him of it.

He was a hero, but unlike Kerry, didn't feel it was something to brag about.

46 posted on 02/26/2004 12:58:52 PM PST by concerned about politics ( Liberals are still stuck at the bottom of Maslow's Hierarchy)
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To: firebrand
give 'em heck!
47 posted on 02/26/2004 1:01:40 PM PST by Yehuda (http://PostNineEleven.blogspot.com/)
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To: ChadGore
that your work!?
48 posted on 02/26/2004 1:03:38 PM PST by Yehuda (http://PostNineEleven.blogspot.com/)
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To: firebrand
Sign suggestion:


John Heinz was in USAF Reserves

Why do you despise him?
49 posted on 02/26/2004 1:06:54 PM PST by Wolverine (A Concerned Citizen)
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To: concerned about politics
"He couldn't look at raw meat."

That must be terrible. I can only imagine how that would. You're right. He was a hero. That's what makes John Kerry look so ridiculous.

When you get it, all those things you ever had to do become worthwhile. I still remember those feelings, wishing I could relive them over every day. Read a post by me, titled, National Training Center. That was one of the most profound moments of my life.

Chris
50 posted on 02/26/2004 1:08:26 PM PST by writer33 (The U.S. Constitution defines a Conservative)
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