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Only THREE weeks left! Get your W2 Inaugural Ball tickets NOW before it's too late!!
Click here for W2 Ball info and tickets! ^ | December 28, 2004 | Jim Robinson

Posted on 12/28/2004 1:52:58 PM PST by Jim Robinson

Only THREE weeks left to the inauguration! Get your W2 Ball tickets now before it's too late!

Get your ball tickets here!

You won't want to miss this one! Be there in person to witness and celebrate President Bush's second inauguration. Join the DC Chapter of Free Republic to counter the communist led INTERNATIONAL ANSWER and other anti-American groups at their planned protests! Defend our flag and our constitutional rights along the parade route! Celebrate with the FReepers at the pre-inaugural dinner on Wednesday night! Dance the night away at the Free Republic W2 Inaugural Ball!!

Happy New Year Everyone!!

We've extended the early registration deadline to December 31st. Only THREE DAYS left to order your tickets at the initial $175 price. Get them now before the price goes up!

Click here to get your W2 Ball tickets while they're HOT!


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1 posted on 12/28/2004 1:53:02 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Darlie & I can't wait!

FYI, I checked with my Congressman's (John Porter) office today re: Inaugeral tickets.

Apparently, the Inaugural Committee has not yet released tickets.


2 posted on 12/28/2004 1:57:19 PM PST by Seeking the truth (0cents.com - Want a "real" 18k gold Pajama Patrol Badge?)
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To: 3D-JOY; AB AB AB; Albion Wilde; AllTheRage; Alia; Angelus Errare; antaresequity; anymouse; ...

Time to get your ticket orders in. Only three days left to get the early registration prices.

Hope to see you all at the Ball!!


3 posted on 12/28/2004 1:59:57 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Hate to miss THIS party! Give George and Laura our best, and tell them we missed them during our visit to the White House in April. We just love what they've done with the place!


4 posted on 12/28/2004 2:08:41 PM PST by peacebaby (smoked and inhaled)
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To: Jim Robinson

I'm there.


5 posted on 12/28/2004 2:16:04 PM PST by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: Jim Robinson

tingle, tingle, tingle!


6 posted on 12/28/2004 2:25:20 PM PST by prairiebreeze (Jimmy Carter: Minutiae expert.)
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To: peacebaby

LOL! Ok, we'll miss you, but thanks for the bump!


7 posted on 12/28/2004 2:35:26 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson
The band is practicing!


8 posted on 12/28/2004 2:35:50 PM PST by Syncro
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To: Interesting Times

Great! See you there!!


9 posted on 12/28/2004 2:35:58 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: kristinn; AGreatPer; BellStar; Doctor Raoul; GVgirl; Helms; mission9; NicknamedBob; RepubMommy; ...

There are still a couple days left that we can accept ticket orders by mail-in check, but the checks must be received in Fresno soon. I'll be departing on the 5th. Amy and John will be leaving a week or so later. Checks must be received in Fresno no later than the 10th of January because there won't be anyone here to receive and process them.

If you've ordered tickets via the mail-in check option and have not yet mailed in your check, now is the time to do it.

Our mailing address is:

Free Republic, LLC
PO Box 9771
Fresno, CA 93794

Thank you all so much!

See you at the ball!!


10 posted on 12/28/2004 2:46:22 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

I have to step back and let my ticket go to others.


11 posted on 12/28/2004 2:47:05 PM PST by mlmr (Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas! Merry Chri)
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To: mlmr

Ok, see you next time. Thanks for the bump.


12 posted on 12/28/2004 3:05:27 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: peacebaby

Will the President and our First Lady be there too?

I almost want to come too.


13 posted on 12/28/2004 3:32:13 PM PST by Baraonda (Demographic is destiny. Don't hire 3rd world illegal aliens nor support businesses that hire them.)
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To: Baraonda

LOL. They're on our invitations list, but I don't think so. I think they have a heavy schedule that night to hit the "official" balls.


14 posted on 12/28/2004 3:56:00 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Ok, see you next time. Thanks for the bump.
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God Bless you and Bump again!


15 posted on 12/28/2004 4:46:48 PM PST by mlmr (Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas! Merry Chri)
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To: Jim Robinson

Counting down to January 20 -- DC offices close for Inauguration Day because of the crowds of people coming to see the ceremony and take part in the parade.

See you at the Ball!


16 posted on 12/28/2004 4:54:08 PM PST by Angelwood (FReepers are Everywhere! We Support Our Troops! (Hillary's Vast Rt Wg Conspiracy))
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To: Jim Robinson

Still planning to come...3 of us...daughter to get the tickets!

It will be a pleasure to see you again!


17 posted on 12/28/2004 5:48:31 PM PST by 3D-JOY
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To: 3D-JOY

Great! See you there!


18 posted on 12/28/2004 8:20:26 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: All; Everybody; yall
THE FREEPER BAR WASHINGTON DC 2000

You don't want to miss out next month!

19 posted on 12/28/2004 9:55:51 PM PST by Syncro
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To: Jim Robinson
Even though I'm equally as happy as you that Bush won, from the looks of all the pics I've seen from the other balls I would have as much fun at a retirement home or family reunion lol.



I'll pass on this one.
20 posted on 12/28/2004 10:06:43 PM PST by KoRn
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To: KoRn
Yes the other Balls in DC in 2000 were kinda boring.

That's why around 10 PM people from the other Balls started showing up at the FreeRepublic Save-The-Silverware Ball, let their hair down and loosened their ties and had a GRATE time!

Of course there were kids there then, and will be this time too. It is kind of like a family reunion if you like families!

The tin-foil hat crowd was there too...


21 posted on 12/28/2004 10:15:09 PM PST by Syncro
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To: Jim Robinson

For Kerry it will be "The Inaugural Bawl."


22 posted on 12/29/2004 2:22:32 AM PST by derllak
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To: Jim Robinson

For Kerry it will be "The Inaugural Bawl."


23 posted on 12/29/2004 2:23:36 AM PST by derllak
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To: Jim Robinson; 1 Olgoat; 103198; 10Ring; 11Bush; 1stbn27; 2SterlingConservatives; 2yearlurker; ...
Hey, Jim... I was away from the computer for a few days, but the planning continues for the best and most fun Inaugural Ball in town (the FR W2 Ball, of course).

Everyone, be on the lookout for more Ball updates as time draws closer to Inauguration Day, but hurry up and get you tickets ASAP! Other conservative groups are beginning to hear about our W2 Ball and you don't want to lose out on the chance to get tickets for yourselves.

The decision is an easy one...

Do I want to:
a) buy a ticket to an "Official" Ball, and spend the evening packed like a sardine in a massive venue with xx-thousand other people, waiting in interminably long CASH BAR lines to buy drinks for $8-10 a pop, and searching for a dish of pretzels or peanuts to snack on...

b) Buy an ALL-INCLUSIVE ticket to the Free Republic W2 Ball, where I can choose from a complete dinner and dessert menu (I'll post the delicious menu again, later), four and a half hour OPEN BAR, and dancing into the night to the rock 'n roll sounds provided by Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and the Capitol Offense band!

c) Stay home and miss celebrating the night with Freeper friends from across the country.


The Ballroom that Jim and the Ball organizing team have selected is big and beautiful, with plenty of room to dance the night away; the second ballroom - set up with tables for comfortable dining - is also beautiful and roomy enough for those of you who want to sit and rest and visit with long-distance friends; and the kids party room will be able to comfortably accomodate the young party-set. And for the smokers among us, the roomy hotel bar area is available to us, with plenty of seating areas there, as well.

So, don't dawdle too long; time's awasting, ticket sales are moving right along and we don't want anyone to miss out on the chance to come to the W2 ball.

24 posted on 12/29/2004 5:38:10 AM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: KoRn; All
Just a few photos of the first FR Ball...


25 posted on 12/29/2004 6:00:30 AM PST by tgslTakoma
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W2 Inaugural Ball Menu

Salad Stations

Mixed Baby Field Greens with Tomato, Cucumber, Carrots &Radish Sprouts
Buttermilk Ranch and Herb Vinaigrette

Caesar Tossed Parmesan Reggiano, Garlic Croutons and
Caesar Dressing

Teriyaki Shrimp Salad with Napa Cabbage, Sugar Peas and Broccoli

Served with Assorted Dinner Rolls and Whipped Sweet Butter

Pasta Stations

Cheese Stuffed Tortellini, Penne Rigate and Linguini Pasta

Selection of Sauces: Tomato Basil, White Wine Parmesan Cream and Pesto,
Wild Mushrooms, Red Onions, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Toasted Pine Nuts

Served with Garlic Bread and Parmesan Reggiano

Fruit and Cheese Displays

Selections of Domestic and Imported Cheeses to include Brie, Pepper Jack, Boursin, Herbed Chevre, Maytag Blue Wisconsin Cheddar, Gruyere, Asiago

Accompanied by Fresh Seasonal Fruit and Berries
Sliced Baguettes and Imported Crackers

Carving Stations

Herb Roasted Turkey Breast with Cranberry Sauce
Mayonnaise and Dijon Mustard

Orange Glazed Local Farm Ham
Spicy Grain Mustard and Apricot Relish

Grilled Atlantic Salmon en Croute with Sautéed Baby Spinach
Dill Buerre Blanc

Dessert Stations

Cheesecake
Tiramisu
Miniature Cannolis
Chocolate Truffle Cake


26 posted on 12/29/2004 6:11:38 AM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: tgslTakoma

Thanks for the ping. I enjoyed election eve and seeing the leftists in this country disappointed. I am truly glad John Kerry is not going to be appointing judges in this country... but I've got to respectively pass on the Ball.


27 posted on 12/29/2004 7:41:41 AM PST by dagnabbit (Defeat Bush's Dishonest Amnesty Scheme. No Mexico Merger. No Global Labor Market.)
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To: tgslTakoma

Bump! Just for the menu alone this sounds like a great time. hehe


28 posted on 12/29/2004 8:06:36 AM PST by FourtySeven (47)
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To: tgslTakoma
wish i could BE THERE!

can't you move the ball to the Bagdadh Hilton???

free dixie,sw

29 posted on 12/29/2004 8:07:55 AM PST by stand watie ( being a damnyankee is no better than being a racist. it is a LEARNED prejudice against dixie.)
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To: stand watie
"can't you move the ball to the Bagdadh Hilton???"

Thank you for serving my good friend. I didn't know you got called up. We all really did have fun helping Bush get re-elected.

You Sir, were a BIG part of that.

30 posted on 12/29/2004 9:51:23 AM PST by AGreatPer
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To: Jim Robinson

Jim, please let me know when you receive my check. I mailed it out BEFORE Christmas and am a little concerned now.


31 posted on 12/29/2004 9:14:53 PM PST by RepubMommy
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To: RepubMommy

Ok, will do. The mail is probably behind schedule because of the Christmas rush. Amy will probably be picking up at the PO Box again sometime in the next two or three days. Will let you know as soon as we receive it.
Thanks


32 posted on 12/29/2004 9:27:12 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: tgslTakoma

You shame me Takoma. Mrs. Jimfree wants to attend an official ball. We are going through the MD GOP toward that end. $8-$10 drinks in the cash bar? Really? Bummer.


33 posted on 12/29/2004 9:30:21 PM PST by jimfree (Freep and ye shall find.)
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To: jimfree
Bar drinks at these events are pricey, and $8-10 per is pretty standard around these parts. I don't usually drink alcoholic beverages, and at cash bar events in DC I have to pay $4-5 for a Diet Coke.

Having an open bar is costly, too - but it makes things much more convenient and hospitable to the guests at an event.

P.S. I don't mean to discourage you about an "Official Ball," but most media write-ups of the official balls tend to read like this one from 2001.

And then for comparison, you can read this Reason Magazine write-up of the first FR Ball.

34 posted on 12/30/2004 7:11:15 AM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: tgslTakoma

Thanks for the photos. The food , band and open bar sounds great. My husband does not like to go out. I am concerned about spending $ 175 to attend an event where I do not know anyone personally. I do live locally. Freepers, should I go?


35 posted on 12/30/2004 6:22:18 PM PST by Rhiannon
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To: Jim Robinson

Thanks. I know I sent it out with last minute Christmas cards and those recepients did receive them. Keep me posted.


36 posted on 12/30/2004 7:45:26 PM PST by RepubMommy
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To: Jim Robinson; kristinn

Just our of curiousity, do you guys have some sort of tenative head count?


37 posted on 12/30/2004 7:46:40 PM PST by RepubMommy
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To: Rhiannon

Absolutlely - may I have a dance? ;)


38 posted on 12/30/2004 7:53:28 PM PST by patton (The Louisiana crawfish is disrupting breeding areas for frogs and other amphibians)
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To: RepubMommy

Not yet. We're still about three weeks away from closing down ticket sales. Hope to have a sell out.


39 posted on 12/30/2004 8:09:18 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: patton

I would be delighted to accept


40 posted on 12/30/2004 10:31:55 PM PST by Rhiannon
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To: Rhiannon

Excellent! I will be wearing a tux, a grey vest (southern, you know), and a nametag - Patton!


41 posted on 12/30/2004 10:34:02 PM PST by patton (The Louisiana crawfish is disrupting breeding areas for frogs and other amphibians)
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To: patton; Rhiannon
And maybe there will be a picture of you two rockin' out!

You will be dancin' to Guv Huckabee and the Capitol Offense, they rock BIGTIME!

And the people just loved them...


42 posted on 12/31/2004 1:44:07 PM PST by Syncro
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To: Jim Robinson

BTTT. Get your tickets and let's have a Grand Ole Party!


43 posted on 12/31/2004 1:59:16 PM PST by X-USAF
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To: X-USAF; AB AB AB; Albion Wilde; AllTheRage; Alia; Angelus Errare; antaresequity; anymouse; ...
Last day to get tickets at the introductary price. Get 'em now while you can!

Happy New Year's Eve, Everyone!

See you at the ball!!

Bump!!

44 posted on 12/31/2004 3:36:23 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Rhiannon

At the first ball, I brought my sister and brother-in-law.

They were not Freepers. In fact, my brother-in-law is not a Freeper to this day.

They both had the time of their lives!

Put on your Bossy Wife "We're going" hat and he will go and have a great time.

Most men are anti-social. My wife has to drag me to social things but, once I'm there.....hehe...lol...my Irish genes just kinda take over....PARTY!


45 posted on 12/31/2004 3:44:16 PM PST by Seeking the truth (0cents.com - 18k gold Pajama Patrol Badges coming soon!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Good to go & HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE bump!


47 posted on 12/31/2004 4:32:17 PM PST by GopherIt
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To: Jim Robinson

Happy New Year, Jim! Looking forward to the ball!


48 posted on 12/31/2004 4:47:05 PM PST by Redleg Duke (Pass Tort Reform Now! Make the bottom clean for the catfish!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Happy New Year to you and yours!

See you at the Ball.

49 posted on 12/31/2004 4:58:21 PM PST by LisaFab
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To: Jim Robinson

See you at the Ball!!!!!!!!

Thank you Jim, for this fine place to meet and lots of other things!!!!!

Happy New Year, FRiend.


50 posted on 12/31/2004 5:32:38 PM PST by Gabz (Happy New Year)
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