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Firefighters for Bush! (Not all firefighters are held hostage by their union!)
FIREFIGHTERSFORBUSH.COM ^

Posted on 03/12/2004 10:58:36 AM PST by ATCNavyRetiree

Firefighters for Bush

On March 4, 2004, President Bush released the first television campaign ad of the season. It was a powerful, upbeat, forward-looking message of hope, containing images from his presidency and a vision of a better future. It was also attacked immediately in the press as "exploitative" because the President had included some brief images from 9/11 which featured the crumbled towers and weary firefighters. IAFF president Howard Schaitberger joined the attack, claiming that the President was trying to "capitalize on the image of great heroics and a great tragedy." But other firefighters, incensed at the IAFF's statements, rallied around the President. Many of them turned to the web as a way to express their outrage at Schaitberger's remarks.

On March 10, 2004, one week to the day after Bush's ad aired and the IAFF attack, FirefightersForBush.com was unveiled. An all-volunteer effort by people who hadn't even known each other the week before, this site is the product of real-live, honest-to-God American Grassroots politics at its best.

Can We Really Change Anything?

Absolutely, positively and emphatically yes. The fact is, Americans really do pay attention to the opinions of real Americans, more than they listen to talking heads, "official spokesmen," and unions. By telling the truth about our strong support for president Bush we can make a difference - so Get Involved!

Spread The Word

Tell your friends about this site. Email every firefighter you know who might be interested, and invite them to visit us. If you spend time in chat rooms or online forums (bulletin boards), let the folks there know about us too! We're all volunteer, and that includes you. Be a part of the solution.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 911; 911imagery; ads; endorsement; firefighters; firefightersforbush; firemen; gwb2004; iaff; unions
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How could ANY BRAVE firefighter vote for a COWARD like Kerry??
1 posted on 03/12/2004 10:58:37 AM PST by ATCNavyRetiree
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To: ATCNavyRetiree; prairiebreeze; onyx; Texasforever; CyberAnt; BigSkyFreeper; dixiechick2000; ...
Many of them turned to the web as a way to express their outrage at Schaitberger's remarks.

THANK YOU!!!

2 posted on 03/12/2004 11:04:10 AM PST by Mo1 (Do you want a president who injects poison into his skull for vanity?)
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To: ATCNavyRetiree
I went over and looked at their site, it's a good one. We need to see if we can get them to head over this way. Sounds like they are our kind of people.
3 posted on 03/12/2004 11:05:01 AM PST by ladtx ( "Remember your regiment and follow your officers." Captain Charles May, 2d Dragoons, 9 May 1846)
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To: ATCNavyRetiree
Great question!
4 posted on 03/12/2004 11:06:33 AM PST by Sunshine Sister
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To: ATCNavyRetiree
Firefighters for Bush bump
5 posted on 03/12/2004 11:07:54 AM PST by apackof2 (I won't be satisfied until I am too smart for my own good)
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To: ATCNavyRetiree
Bump for a great site!
6 posted on 03/12/2004 11:10:11 AM PST by Species8472
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To: ATCNavyRetiree
My union or my country? Firefighters will not forget their murdered brothers. They will not surrender, even if their union asks them to.
7 posted on 03/12/2004 11:10:50 AM PST by Lexington Green (Hanoi John - Hanoi John - The Benedict Arnold of Vietnam)
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To: Lexington Green

8 posted on 03/12/2004 11:14:16 AM PST by Coop ("Hero" is the last four-letter word I'd use to describe John Kerry)
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To: Coop
Thanks for posting that Coop....I'll never forget that moment.....right out of Independence Day.
9 posted on 03/12/2004 11:16:25 AM PST by Dog (Member of the Republican Attack Squad since 1980!)
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To: ATCNavyRetiree
Looks like DU has been to their forum.
10 posted on 03/12/2004 11:16:42 AM PST by js1138
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To: ATCNavyRetiree; All
Thank you for posting the link to this website!!!

I plan to support the FF4Bush by purchasing several t-shirts. I challenge ALL freepers to do the same!!!
11 posted on 03/12/2004 11:18:30 AM PST by DrDeb
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To: ATCNavyRetiree
Thanks for the link. I will be forwarding this to all my "brothers in service".
12 posted on 03/12/2004 11:21:11 AM PST by Johnny Gage (Will ZOT! for beer.)
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To: Dog
Indeed, my friend. Here's another that always chokes me up:


13 posted on 03/12/2004 11:25:16 AM PST by Coop ("Hero" is the last four-letter word I'd use to describe John Kerry)
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To: ATCNavyRetiree
Bumped to a like-minded friend (and firefighter)
14 posted on 03/12/2004 11:25:24 AM PST by The_Victor
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl; IGOTMINE; patton; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; eureka!
Flag
15 posted on 03/12/2004 11:28:10 AM PST by Coop ("Hero" is the last four-letter word I'd use to describe John Kerry)
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To: ATCNavyRetiree
You can add this HTML to your profile page to help it rank higher in Google.

Firefighters For Bush

(add a < here)  a class="ff4bush" HREF="http://www.firefightersforbush.com/">Firefighters For Bush   (add the < / A > here)

16 posted on 03/12/2004 11:37:20 AM PST by Johnny Gage (Will ZOT! for beer.)
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To: ATCNavyRetiree
A great site. Read some of the comments. Some of those guys had been dues paying members of the union, and have now quit the union over this! Kind of a shame, as union membership probably has alot of benefits. But these are men of principle, I respect that.
17 posted on 03/12/2004 11:51:05 AM PST by Paradox (I have NO idea..)
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To: Howlin; PhiKapMom; deport; Pubbie; LS; LdSentinal; AuH2ORepublican
Ping
18 posted on 03/12/2004 12:11:54 PM PST by Coop ("Hero" is the last four-letter word I'd use to describe John Kerry)
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To: Coop
POWERFUL !
19 posted on 03/12/2004 12:17:58 PM PST by Orlando (Why is Kerry against Passion of the Christ ? HMmmm)
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To: Orlando
Always remember:

Kerry says threat of terrorism is exaggerated

http://washingtontimes.com/national/20040129-115023-8966r.htm

20 posted on 03/12/2004 12:20:00 PM PST by Coop ("Hero" is the last four-letter word I'd use to describe John Kerry)
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To: ATCNavyRetiree
Supporters of Bush, whether they be firefighters or veterans, are not news. /liberal media
21 posted on 03/12/2004 12:21:28 PM PST by lowbridge (I can think of a punishment worse than death for Saddam, but Hillary is already married.)
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To: Lexington Green
Same with teacher Unions. When the NEA endorsed Gore during the last presidential election, the rank and file in our school was outraged. No one even polled us to ask what we thought.
22 posted on 03/12/2004 12:22:19 PM PST by mware
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To: ATCNavyRetiree; Coop; MJY1288; xzins; Calpernia; TEXOKIE; Alamo-Girl; windchime; Grampa Dave; ...
Awesome. Thank you!
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Firefighters for Bush

On March 4, 2004, President Bush released the first television campaign ad of the season....IAFF president Howard Schaitberger joined the attack..

But other firefighters... rallied around the President. Many of them turned to the web as a way to express their outrage at Schaitberger's remarks.

On March 10, 2004, one week to the day after Bush's ad aired and the IAFF attack, FirefightersForBush.com was unveiled..

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23 posted on 03/12/2004 12:43:22 PM PST by Ragtime Cowgirl ("(We)..come to rout out tyranny from its nest. Confusion to the enemy." - B. Taylor, US Marine)
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To: ATCNavyRetiree
great idea - smart idea - butt - you'll see my naked a$$ get more national coverage than this. Sadly.
24 posted on 03/12/2004 12:47:59 PM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: ATCNavyRetiree
I am a union member and like the firemen I'm for George Bush. I keep hearing this more and mare that the Union officials are for some body and the rank and file are for some one else. Unions in this day and age are sometimes more trouble than the employer.
25 posted on 03/12/2004 1:19:12 PM PST by JOE43270 (JOE43270)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
FirefightersForBush.com ~ Bump!

We are winning ~ the bad guys are losing ~ trolls, terrorists, democrats and the mainstream media are sad ~ very sad!

~~ Bush/Cheney 2004 ~~

26 posted on 03/12/2004 1:19:59 PM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: ATCNavyRetiree
Thanks! My son is a firefighter supporting the President. I just sent him the info on this!
27 posted on 03/12/2004 1:20:54 PM PST by Wait4Truth
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To: ATCNavyRetiree
Thanks for the link, I am a 26 yr veteran union Firefighter and registered Republican.
28 posted on 03/12/2004 1:59:11 PM PST by LooneyTick (You have to be tough if your going to be stupid.)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl; All; PhiKapMom
POLL...

Please visit MSNBC and Vote for Bush in this Poll: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4506232/

29 posted on 03/12/2004 2:09:07 PM PST by floriduh voter (http://www.conservative-spirit.org/ Invite to my Site)
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To: Johnny Gage
Note to self to pick up #16. floriduh voter
30 posted on 03/12/2004 2:11:02 PM PST by floriduh voter (http://www.conservative-spirit.org/ Invite to my Site)
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To: LooneyTick
Bump for our firefighters.
31 posted on 03/12/2004 2:26:12 PM PST by Coop ("Hero" is the last four-letter word I'd use to describe John Kerry)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl

32 posted on 03/12/2004 2:49:51 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (The Democrats say they believe in CHOICE. I have chosen to vote STRAIGHT TICKET GOP for years !!)
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To: ATCNavyRetiree
"I can hear you...
The rest of the world hears you...
And the people who knocked these buildings down will hear us soon."
President George W Bush - Sept 14th, 2001
33 posted on 03/12/2004 3:52:39 PM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: ATCNavyRetiree; Howlin; Liz; ALOHA RONNIE; prairiebreeze; onyx; Texasforever; CyberAnt; ...
...the IAFF attack...

My local fire doods called last night looking for their usual donation. I mentioned the IAFF and Harold Schaitberger - their union thug leader - and how I couldn't support an organization which backs Kerry. The caller understood my position but will keep me on the list just in case the IAFF leadership gets their mind right. (The caller wasn't really jazzed about Harold, either.)

Have THEM tell Schaitberger that donations are down because of his own personal politics...

34 posted on 03/12/2004 4:12:38 PM PST by Libloather (If Hillary says something, it must be true...)
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To: blackie
Heard Mike Moran the other day on (I think) Rush.He was solidly for GWB.

You remember Mike..a firefighter...who lost a brother on 9/11...and said those Famous Words....at the Concert for New York.

"Osama bin Laden...you can kiss my royal Irish ass."

Irish people...we DO have a way with words.

LOL!!!

redrock

35 posted on 03/12/2004 4:21:28 PM PST by redrock ("One man with courage....makes a majority"---Andrew Jackson)
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To: ATCNavyRetiree
BTTT
36 posted on 03/12/2004 4:26:12 PM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Mo1; Libloather
This is wonderful news! Thanks for the pings.

"Have THEM tell Schaitberger that donations are down because of his own personal politics..."

That's the way to do it! Hit 'em where it hurts...big time!

37 posted on 03/12/2004 4:29:59 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (President Bush is a mensch in cowboy boots.)
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To: redrock
Yep ~ you're right and I do remember.

How're the wife and kids?
38 posted on 03/12/2004 4:30:40 PM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Libloather

Excellent. You have made my day! Thanks.
39 posted on 03/12/2004 4:35:58 PM PST by onyx (Kerry' s a Veteran, but so were Lee Harvey Oswald, Timothy McVeigh and Benedict Arnold.)
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To: onyx; All
Hannity did a great job last night getting the word out that LOTS of firefighters have personally asked him to let the world know they stand behind Bush and NOT with their union on this.

Hannity said this more than once last night. Eleanor Clift wasn't pleased. Which meant I was delighted.

Prairie
40 posted on 03/12/2004 5:05:26 PM PST by prairiebreeze (God bring comfort to the victims of terrorism in Spain and their families.)
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To: ATCNavyRetiree
BTTT
41 posted on 03/12/2004 5:07:04 PM PST by Fiddlstix (This Space Available for Rent or Lease by the Day, Week, or Month. Reasonable Rates. Inquire within.)
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To: prairiebreeze

LOL! Now that you've told me about Elamanure's disgust, I am happy too.
42 posted on 03/12/2004 5:32:51 PM PST by onyx (Kerry' s a Veteran, but so were Lee Harvey Oswald, Timothy McVeigh and Benedict Arnold.)
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To: ATCNavyRetiree
Thanks to a great group we out here have nothing but love for the fire fighters.GO Go Go Go For W.
43 posted on 03/12/2004 5:59:19 PM PST by solo gringo (Always Ranting Always Rite)
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To: blackie
Wife and girls doing excellent!!

redrock

44 posted on 03/12/2004 7:18:14 PM PST by redrock ("One man with courage....makes a majority"---Andrew Jackson)
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To: redrock
That's great redrock ~ give them our warm regards!

Be Ever Vigilant!

45 posted on 03/13/2004 7:29:40 AM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: prairiebreeze; onyx
Bump for our firefighters using their heads!
46 posted on 03/16/2004 6:01:30 AM PST by Coop ("Hero" is the last four-letter word I'd use to describe John Kerry)
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To: ATCNavyRetiree
Bump for the firefighters who aren't getting the truth or appropriate representation from their union!

Blessings to all firefighters, wherever you are!

47 posted on 03/17/2004 7:11:15 PM PST by ElizabethC (http://www.firefightersforbush.com)
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To: ElizabethC
Just took a look at the GREAT Firefighters for Bush site and thought I'd give this thread a bump. Read the supportive comments from visitors! Refreshing and encouraging!
48 posted on 03/30/2004 5:10:22 PM PST by arasina (So there.)
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To: ATCNavyRetiree
Nice site, gave me a chance to thank the guys who got me to the hospital in time.
49 posted on 03/30/2004 5:18:56 PM PST by jwalsh07 (We're bringing it on John but you can't handle the truth!)
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To: MeekOneGOP
MeekOneGOP, could I please put a copy of your "Fire Kerry" picture over on the bulletin board at www.firefightersforbush.com ?

Thanks!
Elizabeth
50 posted on 03/31/2004 9:33:34 PM PST by ElizabethC (http://www.firefightersforbush.com)
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