Skip to comments.Governor's Band to Play DC Event Sponsored by Controversial Group (NPR hit piece on Huckabee and FR)
Posted on 01/05/2005 7:45:25 PM PST by HAL9000
Gov. Mike Huckabee (left) and Capitol Offense plays the 2001 ball sponsored by freerepublic.com (2005-01-05) On January 20, Mike Huckabee's band "Capitol Offense" will play an inaugural ball in Washington. This is the second time the band has played an event sponsored by the controversial website freerepublic.com
Click above to hear FM 89's Ron Breeding speak with Huckabee about the gig.
Click here to learn more about the event on the freerepublic.com website.
Click here to read a 2001 article about the controversial conservative group.
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And we're "controversial" (rather than "racist, sexist, bigoted and homophobic").
Good PR. Not that it was intended to be...
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Now they're going to give Jim a big head, and he'll raise the contributuion limit.
As if NPR wasn't a controversial cabal.
"(rather than "racist, sexist, bigoted and homophobic")."
I think that's what they meant when they said FR was controversial. Wonder what words they'd use to describe the web sites of the dems?
It's kind of cool that they think we're controversial. We must all be doing a good job.
BARF...Listen to the audio!
Playing in a band -- that is ALL the RINO gov Huckabee is good for!
That and signing anything the socialists in arkansas put in front of him --- and he smiles while putting the screws to the Arkansas taxpayer.
and Bush wants this turkey? basted maybe?
And they didn't call us a blog!
"This is the second time the band has played the unofficial inaugural ball, sponsored by the controversial conservative website, FreeRepublic.com."
"We're pretty excited about that. We got to play it four years ago and the only thrill greater than being invited to something once is being invited back."
"After Huckabee played the Free Republic event in January, 2001 he caught some flack for associating with that conservative group."
"FreeRepublic.com has been investigated by the Secret Service after posting messages some deemed threatening toward former president Bill Clinton."
Ooooh! What a scary website, that FreeRepublic.com must be!
Tickets will sell even faster, now. Thanks, NPR!
Well, you've literally accused Gov. Huckabee of being a Communist, which is patently absurd.
In fact, Gov. Huckabee is a conservative Baptist minister and the former head of the Moral Majority in Arkansas. He has restored dignity and integrity to this state after the Clinton era of scandal and shame.
Wonder what we'll be in 2009?
< snif > .. makes me proud :)
Here's the link to an FR thread that NPR links:
As usual, they had their thongs in a knot over anti-krinton hate on FR, but hey, actual attacks on conservatives across the country in the last campaign and general foaming hatred of the Bush WH is AOK.
Death to the oppressor mouthpiece NPR/PBS/CPB, comrades!
PS. If the krintons do happen to drop dead anytime soon, I'll buy any FReeper a drink that can produce pre-2000 FR hard copy evidence that they are intolerant, narrow-minded, Leftist-baiting, clinton-hating rightwingers.
Was Huckabee invited to play at the FR ball?
I resent that. I'm neither racist, sexist, bigoted nor homophobic. I just reserve the right to have and express my own opinions. This used to be America.
A little bit of 'being offended' goes a long way in our new world.
You made the big time!! Who would have thought in summer 1998 that you would be busted on NPR. Congrats!!!
>>We must all be doing a good job.
Exactly. If you're not taking any fire, you're not causing anyone any problems.
"Wonder what we'll be in 2009?"
Official Favorite Web Site of President Jeb Bush?
This hit piece was probably spoon-fed to Ron Breeding by the Arkansas Times - and given the predictable nature of those folks, expect more of the same.
And we'll need to find a hotel with a bigger ballroom, too.
BTW, are you coming to the ball this time?
He and the Capitol Offense band played our ball in 2001, and they were a huge hit. We really wanted them back this year, so we were thrilled that they were available and willing to do it again. Especially after all the heat the MSM heaped on them after their first appearance.
They really are good. The dance floor was packed all night. Kristinn and Angelwood are making sure that we have a much bigger dance floor this time. Right, guys?
tgslTakoma, will we see any famous politico's there?
Actually , yes... apparently twice.........
See you at the ball!
I will not be coming this year; I had already committed to stay with a relative who is having surgery, not realizing it would be at that day!
Thanks for the ping, Drango.
Kristinn is the Ball Director, and he and Angelwood are working with Jim Robinson on organizing everything for the W2 Ball. They do have a Ball Committee of sorts, comprised of DC Chapter members who are helping with ideas, some productions and organizational stuff; and Mama Bear is also working on Ball stuff for Jim and Kristinn.
But for announcements of special guests and other information like that, look for that info to come from Kristinn or from Jim Robinson.
Ooo, maybe the band will be kind enough to do "Wade in the Water." That'll really get NPR's pink panties in a bunch.
Look for the MSM to use scare words like "controversial," "troubling" or "disturbing." (The latter two always are related to conservatives)
BTW, is anyone else peeved by the "contribute to Free Republic" headers that brag about zotting and the Viking Kitties? I find that the only truly "controversial," "troubling" and "disturbing" thing around here. Silencing people is a cowardly thing to boast about.
That stuff is just a little harmless fun.
However, the terrorist beheading videos are intolerable. So I'm going to start pointing that people who post links to that obscene propaganda are giving aid and comfort to the enemy.
<< It's kind of cool that they think we're controversial. >>
Make that "feel."
Sufferers of the Liberal Psychosis are incapable of thought.
These guys rock, it's going to be a blast.
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No, it's not controversial, troubling, or disturbing. This is a *conservative* news site, and posts (especially hit-and-run trolls) have no place here.
Imagine if, on a forum about the Gibson Les Paul guitar, I posted barely readable, obscenity-laced screeds on how wonderful the Fender Stratocaster is, and how everyone who plays a Les Paul is eeeeeeeeeeeevil. The moderators of that forum would be completely within their rights to pull my post, or to allow it to stay up for other members to lambast. It's no different.
If you want to engage in cross-the-aisle debate, then there are forums for that. This isn't one of them.
So you maintain that only "barely readable, obscenity-laced screeds" lead to banning? Sorry but inventing straw-man attacks on others is one more form of cowardice.
We don't want any harm to come to Scumbag. We want him in a 6 x 9 jail cell with his wife.
BTW, is anyone else peeved by the "contribute to Free Republic" headers that brag about zotting and the Viking Kitties?
Unbunch your panties, there, airborne. I was referring to the usual trollish behavior of posting "barely readable, obscenity laced screeds." Others have been banned for a myriad of other things, however, we were specifically talking about trolls posts being left up for ZOT.
"we were specifically talking about trolls posts being left up for ZOT
"We" were, huh?
BTW, is anyone else peeved by the "contribute to Free Republic" headers that brag about zotting and the Viking Kitties? I find that the only truly "controversial," "troubling" and "disturbing" thing around here.
That certainly sounds like you're speaking about troll posts to me. If not, you've my apologies.
I then replied that I did not think banning troll posts was stifling free speech. You talking about troll posts (like I said, apologies if you had something different in mind) and me talking about troll posts kinda adds up to "we" talking about troll posts. :)
Let's get our information correct, BEFORE we post it, OK???
Governor Huckabee has been asked by The FRee Republic to perform at The FRee Republic Inaugural Ball. I doubt if President Bush was briefed on the matter.
If you have a problem with the selection, tell The FRee Republic, and don't blame the President!!
The FR ball is a private party. What does that have to do with Bush?
Bravo!! Well said !!