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After Action, New York FReeper Breakfast
Free Republic | 9/3/04 | Clyde260

Posted on 09/03/2004 2:03:01 PM PDT by clyde260

Thursday morning, 9:am, Pigalle

Bill and I got to the restaurant around 8:45 and FReepers were already gathering. Talk about confusing, try meeting 30ish people for the first time and everyone has a FReep handle plus a real name, sheesh!

Anyway, we had one long table, and a smaller side table off to the side, in a side room all to ourselves. There were lots of stories about the convention, DEMONstrators, the election, local politics....

WTC911 passed around a photo album of 9/11. Cameras were abundant, so I'm relying on you guys to post pictures on this thread.

In the middle of eating this HUGH & SERIES motorcade went rumbling by just outside our window, traveling north on 8th avenue. We pretty well decided it had to be W, and gave a nice cheer.

There were many different discussions going on during the almost two hours we were there, so I'll end here, and let the other attendees pick this up.

In attendance:

Clyde260, Lawgirl, NYC GOP Chick , Wphile , firebrand, stanz, Tabi Katz, Dan from Michigan , Rachel78, DLfromthedesert, Hilaryrhymeswithrich, Bob J, Coleus, Tatze, cyborg, presidio9, kristinn, Jocon307 LaserLock, Braak, ELS, fooman, WTC911

OK, who did I miss? Let me apologize in advance, but in my own defense, we did pass around a sign in sheet, and that's what I'm going by.


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KEYWORDS: aar; breakfast; convention; freepers; gwb2004; rncconvention
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Thanks to all, we had a Great time, and I look foward to the next one!
1 posted on 09/03/2004 2:03:02 PM PDT by clyde260
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To: clyde260; lawgirl; NYC GOP Chick; Wphile; firebrand; stanz; Tabi Katz; Dan from Michigan; ...

PING!


2 posted on 09/03/2004 2:08:07 PM PDT by clyde260 (Public Enemy #1: Network News!)
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To: clyde260

Can't wait for the pictures, and I am so jealous.


3 posted on 09/03/2004 2:17:13 PM PDT by Bahbah
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To: Bahbah

Don't cry over your lost sheep Bahbah, I'm dreaming of someday going to a hugh FReepeer convention, where we can all meet!!!!!!!


4 posted on 09/03/2004 2:20:22 PM PDT by clyde260 (Public Enemy #1: Network News!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Courtesy Ping


5 posted on 09/03/2004 2:22:24 PM PDT by clyde260 (Public Enemy #1: Network News!)
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To: clyde260

"I'm dreaming of someday going to a hugh FReepeer convention, where we can all meet!!!!!!!"

I second that. :)


6 posted on 09/03/2004 2:26:53 PM PDT by Bahbah
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To: All

EGADS!! I almost forgot, whoever left their specs on the table (Rachel?), contact Firebrand.


7 posted on 09/03/2004 2:27:08 PM PDT by clyde260 (Public Enemy #1: Network News!)
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To: clyde260

I have to run, will check this thread tomorrow.


8 posted on 09/03/2004 2:28:10 PM PDT by clyde260 (Public Enemy #1: Network News!)
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To: clyde260

I'll be anxious to read your reports. I have just arrived home after a dizzy week fending off the vile on NYC.

I was sorry to miss your breakfast, but I didn't know where you were holding it because I had to leave early to attend the Rules Committee.


9 posted on 09/03/2004 2:32:56 PM PDT by Iowa Granny (Impersonating June Cleaver since 1967)
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To: clyde260
I'm glad I made it, it was a busy morning for me. I was surprised (pleasantly) at the relative emptiness of the city, it really didn't feel like the Apple.

This is the first time I've had the opportunity to meet any freepers face-to-face...an eclectic, interesting bunch...and rock solid, both the NYers and our guests.

Thanks for putting it together.

10 posted on 09/03/2004 2:43:06 PM PDT by wtc911 (I have half a Snickers...it was given to me by a CIA guy as we went into Cambodia)
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To: clyde260; Bahbah
I'm dreaming of someday going to a hugh FReepeer convention, where we can all meet!!!!!!!

Maui would be nice! Seriesly.

11 posted on 09/03/2004 2:50:31 PM PDT by Mister Baredog ((Part of the Reagan legacy is to re-elect G.W. Bush))
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To: clyde260; NYC GOP Chick; firebrand; cyborg; jocon307; Tabi Katz; Coleus; stanz

I am so homesick at this moment.

(Sob!)


12 posted on 09/03/2004 3:43:57 PM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: hellinahandcart

We miss you like crazy too!


13 posted on 09/03/2004 4:23:40 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: hellinahandcart

Your absence was definitely felt!

And my digital camera's memory card got zapped by the crack security team at MSG (they used the TSA for screening!), so I've been trying to retrieve whatever photos I can from it with software I bought this afternoon. Lost some good pics, but salvaged the one of me with Newt Gingrich -- and I look atrocious in it. :(


14 posted on 09/03/2004 5:18:07 PM PDT by NYC GOP Chick (Kerry is a Sitzpinkler!)
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To: clyde260

It was great fun, as always!


15 posted on 09/03/2004 5:18:41 PM PDT by jocon307 (That's allowed, as long as we all vote for W.)
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To: clyde260

Hey, clyde, can you add me to your attendance list? I told the wife I was in NY for the convention all week and some coorboration. If you can photoshop me into some of the pics, that would be great!


16 posted on 09/03/2004 5:24:06 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido
and some coorboration

and need some coorboration

17 posted on 09/03/2004 5:24:44 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: All

Hey gang, I am trying to get a Election Night gathering planned. I think it would be fun to get togther and watch Lurch and Slip'n Fall go down to ignominious defeat!


18 posted on 09/03/2004 5:26:03 PM PDT by Braak (The US Military, the real arms inspectors!)
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; DKNY; Doctor Raoul; ...

ping!


20 posted on 09/03/2004 6:20:46 PM PDT by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Comrade Hillary - 6/28/04)
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To: clyde260; cyborg

Pictures! We want pictures!


21 posted on 09/03/2004 6:22:36 PM PDT by sweetliberty ("A wise man's heart inclines him to the right, but a fool's heart to the left." (Eccl. 10:2))
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To: clyde260

Were they in a blue case? If so, no worries. They're cheapies that I have as a backup in case I'm having trouble with my contacts.


22 posted on 09/03/2004 6:33:58 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert ("Don't be a girlie-man on the economy" Ah-nuld)
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To: Mister Baredog

I'll be in Oahu in October. My son is currently working there.


23 posted on 09/03/2004 6:35:53 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert ("Don't be a girlie-man on the economy" Ah-nuld)
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To: Larry Lucido

Are you having a bypass any time soon? :)


24 posted on 09/03/2004 6:37:28 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert ("Don't be a girlie-man on the economy" Ah-nuld)
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To: Larry Lucido

corroboration


25 posted on 09/03/2004 6:38:10 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert ("Don't be a girlie-man on the economy" Ah-nuld)
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To: DLfromthedesert

Oval lenses in thin black frames? Blue-green case with stitching around it? You really want me to just toss them? I can send them to you.


26 posted on 09/03/2004 6:38:12 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: firebrand

Let's not waste the postage. Someone can probably use the case; I'll just get another pair. They're Walgreen specials. Seriesly.


27 posted on 09/03/2004 6:39:47 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert ("Don't be a girlie-man on the economy" Ah-nuld)
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To: Braak

From you mouth to God's ears. ... It was nice to meet you.


28 posted on 09/03/2004 6:41:00 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert ("Don't be a girlie-man on the economy" Ah-nuld)
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To: DLfromthedesert

***toss***


29 posted on 09/03/2004 6:41:58 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: DLfromthedesert

LOL! If my wife reads my posts, I may need a lot more than a bypass!


30 posted on 09/03/2004 6:44:08 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: hellinahandcart

Freep gatherings aren't the same without you & Sauropod :(


31 posted on 09/03/2004 7:10:09 PM PDT by Tabi Katz
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To: clyde260

Great fun, great food. Thanx!


32 posted on 09/03/2004 7:11:37 PM PDT by Tabi Katz
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To: Bahbah
MAYBE WE CAN ALL MAKE THE INAUGERATION! woo hooo!
33 posted on 09/03/2004 7:30:29 PM PDT by hoosiermama (prayers for all)
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To: hoosiermama

GW and Laura will be there. How great would it be to be part of that!!!


34 posted on 09/03/2004 7:32:07 PM PDT by Bahbah
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To: Bahbah

Keep in touch....It'd be a great "Road Trip"!


35 posted on 09/03/2004 7:38:57 PM PDT by hoosiermama (prayers for all)
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To: hoosiermama

Yes it would. I could pick you up and see the barn.


36 posted on 09/03/2004 7:45:59 PM PDT by Bahbah
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To: Bahbah

I'll have my bags packed......Have family near Philly.


37 posted on 09/03/2004 7:55:19 PM PDT by hoosiermama (prayers for all)
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To: clyde260; firebrand

The Scourge of Yazid and braak's wife were also there.

Excellent Job! And thanks for putting this all together, it was great meeting new freepers and seeing our old friends from the chapter.


38 posted on 09/03/2004 9:26:31 PM PDT by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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To: Larry Lucido

Larry, it was really great to SEE YOU, here in NEW YORK, for the CONVENTION.

Can't wait to see the PICTURES of YOU here with US in NEW YORK.


39 posted on 09/04/2004 5:20:06 AM PDT by clyde260 (Public Enemy #1: Network News!)
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To: Braak

"Hey gang, I am trying to get a Election Night gathering planned. I think it would be fun to get togther and watch Lurch and Slip'n Fall go down to ignominious defeat!"

I am very willing to host this here on the ROCK (City Island). We have a great Legion Post, could put down a few beers, some snacks....


40 posted on 09/04/2004 5:24:45 AM PDT by clyde260 (Public Enemy #1: Network News!)
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To: clyde260

LOL! Thanks! I hope I had a good time!


41 posted on 09/04/2004 5:27:36 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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These are what are left of the day's worth of photos I'd taken -- at the FR breakfast, when meeting Zell Miller and Newt Gingrich, and then inside Madison Square Garden that night -- thanks to the security scanners. Most of what I was able to retrieve (thanks to retrieval software I had to buy) had color problems and I did my best to correct them in PhotoShop, but some are beyond help. For one thing, my hair is dark blonde, not some weird dark red as it appears in one pic.

FR Breakfast - Thursday morning

FR Breakfast

ELS, Kristinn, NYC GOP Chick, Lawgirl - outside the FR Breakfast
[This is one of the corrupted files that got screwed up when restored.]

One lone idiot standing in front of a delegate bus [shuttle between MSG and the hotel], who was mostly ignored.


Last night of the convention

Tommy Franks

George Pataki

President Bush approaching the podium

First Lady Laura Bush joining President Bush

At least our balloons dropped properly!


Fox News Channel broadcast booth in Madison Square Garden


Al Jazeera booth

42 posted on 09/04/2004 5:08:38 PM PDT by NYC GOP Chick (Kerry is a Sitzpinkler!)
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To: clyde260

Great to finally meet you! I've *finally* got my pics up, so if you have a ping list for this, please hit 'em! :)


43 posted on 09/04/2004 5:38:47 PM PDT by NYC GOP Chick (Kerry is a Sitzpinkler!)
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To: NYC GOP Chick; lavrenti; Cacique; KangarooJacqui
Wow, the back of my head never looked quite so captivating.

That head in the second photo does belong to me, doesn't it?

Sometimes my thick Irish noggin doesn't photograph so well.

44 posted on 09/05/2004 6:36:25 AM PDT by The Scourge of Yazid (This tag-line paid for by "Friends of Paul Rodriguez.")
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To: clyde260; lawgirl; NYC GOP Chick; Wphile; Iowa Granny; firebrand; stanz; Tabi Katz; ...

Picture PING!


45 posted on 09/05/2004 8:02:54 AM PDT by clyde260 (Public Enemy #1: Network News!)
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To: All

I know there were more cameras having breakfast that day, post em here, and I'll do more pings.

P.S. Guess who I saw on the News last night???????

Hint: She's one of us, and came to the breakfast (understatement).


46 posted on 09/05/2004 8:06:25 AM PDT by clyde260 (Public Enemy #1: Network News!)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

Great job on the pix!


47 posted on 09/05/2004 8:07:03 AM PDT by clyde260 (Public Enemy #1: Network News!)
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To: clyde260

Ummmm, firebrand?


48 posted on 09/05/2004 8:26:18 AM PDT by DLfromthedesert ("Don't be an economic girlie-man" Ah-nuld)
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To: clyde260; NYC GOP Chick
Thanks for the report and the pics!


49 posted on 09/05/2004 8:46:36 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: DLfromthedesert

Ding ding ding ding!

Your next breakfast is on me!


50 posted on 09/05/2004 8:54:07 AM PDT by clyde260 (Public Enemy #1: Network News!)
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