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Governor's Band to Play DC Event Sponsored by Controversial Group (NPR hit piece on Huckabee and FR)
publicbroadcasting.net ^ | January 6, 2004 | Ron Breeding

Posted on 01/05/2005 7:45:25 PM PST by HAL9000

http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kuar/news.newsmain?action=article&ARTICLE_ID=724243

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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TOPICS: Free Republic; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: capitoloffense; freerepublic; huckabee; inauguralball; mikehuckabee; w2; w2ball
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1 posted on 01/05/2005 7:45:26 PM PST by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000; Jim Robinson
They spelled the name correctly.

And we're "controversial" (rather than "racist, sexist, bigoted and homophobic").

Good PR. Not that it was intended to be...

2 posted on 01/05/2005 7:49:20 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: HAL9000; 185JHP; aculeus; Bigg Red; Calpernia; Davis; Doctor Raoul; Dont Mention the War; DPB101; ..
*NPR/PBS* Ping list

If you want on or off this *NPR/PBS* ping list, please FReepmail me or just bump the thread
AND indicate your desire to be included. You must opt in! Don't be shy!
This is a low to moderate activty list.

3 posted on 01/05/2005 7:50:19 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: HAL9000
"The controversial website freerepublic.com"

Now they're going to give Jim a big head, and he'll raise the contributuion limit.

4 posted on 01/05/2005 7:54:26 PM PST by norwaypinesavage
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To: HAL9000

As if NPR wasn't a controversial cabal.


5 posted on 01/05/2005 7:55:35 PM PST by DoughtyOne (US socialist liberalism would be dead without the help of politicians who claim to be conservat)
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To: okie01

"(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.


6 posted on 01/05/2005 7:57:35 PM PST by Theresawithanh (2005! My resolution: FReep even MORE this year!!!)
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To: Jim Robinson
"FreeRepublic has been investigated by the Secret Service for posting messages that some deemed threating to President Bill Clinton"

BARF...Listen to the audio!

7 posted on 01/05/2005 7:59:29 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: HAL9000

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?


8 posted on 01/05/2005 7:59:31 PM PST by steplock (http://www.outoftimeradio.org)
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To: okie01

And they didn't call us a blog!


9 posted on 01/05/2005 8:04:02 PM PST by rockrr (Revote or Revolt! It's up to you Washington!)
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To: HAL9000; Jim Robinson
It's very funny listening to that report...

"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!

10 posted on 01/05/2005 8:07:11 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: nutmeg; BillF; kristinn; Angelwood; Bigg Red; Jimmy Valentine's brother; Doctor Raoul; BufordP; ...

Ping!


11 posted on 01/05/2005 8:09:11 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: steplock
Playing in a band -- that is ALL the RINO gov Huckabee is good for!

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.

12 posted on 01/05/2005 8:10:26 PM PST by HAL9000
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To: tgslTakoma
I see that only four years ago we were "spirited." Now we are "controversial."

Wonder what we'll be in 2009?

13 posted on 01/05/2005 8:10:33 PM PST by Howlin (I need my Denny Crane!)
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To: HAL9000; Jim Robinson
Good job! "Controversial" twice in four paragraphs!

< snif > .. makes me proud :)

14 posted on 01/05/2005 8:10:42 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("I speak Spanish to God, French to women, English to men, and Japanese to my horse."-Buckaroo Banzai)
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To: HAL9000; Drango

Here's the link to an FR thread that NPR links:

http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a3a7cd0a35606.htm

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.

Screw them.

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.


15 posted on 01/05/2005 8:11:17 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth
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To: Jim Robinson
Jim-
In the interest of unbiased reporting, did NPR contact you before they ran this hit piece? You know to get both sides of the story...
16 posted on 01/05/2005 8:11:32 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: steplock

Was Huckabee invited to play at the FR ball?


17 posted on 01/05/2005 8:11:51 PM PST by Pan_Yans Wife (" It is not true that life is one damn thing after another-it's one damn thing over and over." ESV)
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To: okie01

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.


18 posted on 01/05/2005 8:13:46 PM PST by ArmyTeach (Speak the truth, right the wrong and follow the King.)
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To: Jim Robinson; MrConfettiMan

You made the big time!! Who would have thought in summer 1998 that you would be busted on NPR. Congrats!!!


19 posted on 01/05/2005 8:14:01 PM PST by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: Theresawithanh

>>We must all be doing a good job.

Exactly. If you're not taking any fire, you're not causing anyone any problems.


20 posted on 01/05/2005 8:15:22 PM PST by FreedomPoster
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To: Howlin
Wonder what we'll be in 2009?

Mainstream Media.

;-)

21 posted on 01/05/2005 8:15:42 PM PST by Corin Stormhands (No tag line to see here. Move along...)
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To: Howlin

"Wonder what we'll be in 2009?"

Official Favorite Web Site of President Jeb Bush?


22 posted on 01/05/2005 8:16:00 PM PST by Luddite Patent Counsel ("No man's life, liberty or property is safe while the Legislature is in session.")
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To: All

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.


23 posted on 01/05/2005 8:17:22 PM PST by HAL9000
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To: Howlin
The bane of the Democrat party. And NPR. And ANSWER.

And we'll need to find a hotel with a bigger ballroom, too.

BTW, are you coming to the ball this time?

24 posted on 01/05/2005 8:17:25 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: Pan_Yans Wife; kristinn; Angelwood
Yes. And he accepted.

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?

25 posted on 01/05/2005 8:22:07 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: tgslTakoma
Have a complaint about NPR bias? 800-272-2190 (It won't do any good to complain, but it will make you feel better)
26 posted on 01/05/2005 8:27:52 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: tgslTakoma
I can't wait! I am counting the days!! YAHOOOO we are going to raise the house!

tgslTakoma, will we see any famous politico's there?

27 posted on 01/05/2005 8:30:58 PM PST by Repub4bush (Hey DU.......Saint Rove....Patron Saint of all your votes!)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife

Actually , yes... apparently twice.........


28 posted on 01/05/2005 8:33:45 PM PST by missanne (Go to work, write letters to the editor!)
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To: Howlin

See you at the ball!


29 posted on 01/05/2005 8:34:26 PM PST by Rex Anderson
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To: Rex Anderson

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!


30 posted on 01/05/2005 8:35:19 PM PST by Howlin (I need my Denny Crane!)
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To: Drango

Thanks for the ping, Drango.


31 posted on 01/05/2005 8:36:53 PM PST by syriacus (Was Margaret Hassan murdered because she could have testified about the oil for food corruption?)
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To: Repub4bush
I am not at liberty to say.
(I'm just a worker bee)
:-)

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.

32 posted on 01/05/2005 8:44:26 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: HAL9000

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.


33 posted on 01/06/2005 3:57:36 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine's brother (Crush your enemies; see them driven before you and hear the lamentation of their women - Conan)
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To: Huber

The original NPR Article (hit piece) thread


34 posted on 01/06/2005 4:02:28 AM PST by TaxRelief (Human Events declares John O'Neill "Man of the Year")
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To: HAL9000

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.


35 posted on 01/06/2005 6:58:19 AM PST by Kerfuffle
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To: Kerfuffle
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 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.

36 posted on 01/06/2005 7:28:38 AM PST by HAL9000 (Spreading terrorist beheading propaganda videos is an Act of Treason!)
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To: Lil'freeper

Ping


37 posted on 01/06/2005 9:45:01 AM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought."-Pope JPII)
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To: Theresawithanh; okie01

<< It's kind of cool that they think we're controversial. >>

Make that "feel."

Sufferers of the Liberal Psychosis are incapable of thought.


38 posted on 01/06/2005 3:37:06 PM PST by Brian Allen (For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord -- Luke 2:11)
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To: tgslTakoma
Some people [warlaord junior grade] don't like my compliment, but those guys are the world's best wedding band. In Philadelphia, in the neighborhoods, there were certain bands that were considered "IT". They had as big a following, stature and recognition locally as bands on the Top Ten List. That's because where ever they played, you could count on having one hell of a good time. Brides would book the wedding around the band's availability rather than the church or the hall.

These guys rock, it's going to be a blast.

39 posted on 01/06/2005 6:32:58 PM PST by Doctor Raoul ( ----- HERTZ: We're #1 ----- AVIS: We're #2 We Try Harder ----- CBS: We're #3 We LIE Harder)
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To: 537cant be wrong; Aeronaut; bassmaner; Bella_Bru; Brian Allen; cgk; ChadGore; Cutterjohnmhb; ...
EVIL MUSIC PING:

Rock and Roll PING! email Weegee to get on/off this list (or grab it yourself to PING the rest)

40 posted on 01/08/2005 1:37:19 AM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: Kerfuffle
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.

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.

41 posted on 01/08/2005 9:24:29 AM PST by Terabitten (Time to die, nerd boy! www.sluggy.com)
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To: Tragically Single

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.


42 posted on 01/08/2005 10:51:15 AM PST by Kerfuffle
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To: Drango

We don't want any harm to come to Scumbag. We want him in a 6 x 9 jail cell with his wife.


43 posted on 01/08/2005 10:55:57 AM PST by doug from upland (THE RED STATES - celebrate a great American tradition)
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To: Kerfuffle

BTW, is anyone else peeved by the "contribute to Free Republic" headers that brag about zotting and the Viking Kitties?



Not particularily..... Should I be? If so why?


44 posted on 01/08/2005 11:01:14 AM PST by deport (If it weren't for stress... I'd have no energy at all.)
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To: Kerfuffle
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.

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.

45 posted on 01/08/2005 12:29:35 PM PST by Terabitten (Time to die, nerd boy! www.sluggy.com)
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To: Tragically Single

"we were specifically talking about trolls posts being left up for ZOT

"We" were, huh?


46 posted on 01/08/2005 4:36:33 PM PST by Kerfuffle
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To: Kerfuffle
Yes, *we* were. Allow me to post your original comment:

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. :)

47 posted on 01/08/2005 6:52:20 PM PST by Terabitten (Time to die, nerd boy! www.sluggy.com)
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To: steplock

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!!


48 posted on 01/10/2005 8:35:44 AM PST by GeorgeW23225 (Liberals really aren*t bad people. It*s just that they know so much that simply ISN*T true!!)
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To: steplock

The FR ball is a private party. What does that have to do with Bush?


49 posted on 01/10/2005 8:40:26 AM PST by Rebelbase (Who is General Chat?)
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To: Tragically Single

Bravo!! Well said !!


50 posted on 01/10/2005 8:53:31 AM PST by GeorgeW23225 (Liberals really aren*t bad people. It*s just that they know so much that simply ISN*T true!!)
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