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Official Free Republic W2 Inaugural Ball Reports and Photos Thread (Post 'em Here!)
Saturday, January 22, 2005 | Kristinn

Posted on 01/22/2005 6:55:01 AM PST by kristinn

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To: 3D-JOY

I'm going to start a separate thread later with some of my photos, many of them being photos of the anarchists who stormed by the pub that bmwcyle and I stopped at.


151 posted on 01/22/2005 12:43:04 PM PST by BillF (Fight terrorists in Iraq & elsewhere, instead of waiting for them to come to America!)
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To: kphockey2
You too KP! My husband loved talking to you!

Let me know about your plans for Tri-state. I hope we can get involved.

152 posted on 01/22/2005 1:01:38 PM PST by Repub4bush (Hey DU.......Saint Rove....Patron Saint of all your votes!)
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To: doug from upland

Uncleshag drove from SC. He overnighted in Richmond on the way. He's one fine gentleman, and those of us listening to "Right Talk" heard it! Thank you for playing it.


153 posted on 01/22/2005 1:11:31 PM PST by GummyIII (Time for a tagline change....and I don't know if I have any clean!)
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To: GummyIII

That's right. Uncleshag came from SC to deliver the CD. At least you in the Rightalk Radio audience heard it. And others can now download the MP3. We are talking about a CD of RAT-bashing hits.


154 posted on 01/22/2005 1:16:07 PM PST by doug from upland (THE RED STATES - celebrate a great American tradition)
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To: Gunrunner2

I met him personally and had to do a double take. Quite a fine likeness, really.


155 posted on 01/22/2005 1:20:11 PM PST by sauropod (Hitlary: "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.")
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To: kristinn; Jim Robinson; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; All

WOOHOO!! Just what we've been waiting for! PICS and details about all the fun y'all had at the FR W2 Inaugural Ball!

It looks like everyone had a great time and I'm absolutely dyin' here. LOL! I wanted to go sooooo badly.
At least here, we can put a few more faces to the names we see so often at FR. What a great-looking crowd of folks.

Seeing the pics gives meaning to "FReepers ROCK!"

Thanks for the ping, Tonk!


156 posted on 01/22/2005 1:24:31 PM PST by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: kristinn; Buckhead
What a fantastic end to a glorious election outcome. You did a magnificent job running this fete. Besides running into Freepers I hadn't seen in a while, greeting our warm and wonderful founder Jim Robinson, one of the highlights for me was meeting:

Buckhead!!! Wooohoooo!!!!

157 posted on 01/22/2005 1:37:04 PM PST by Katya (Homo Nosce Te Ipsum)
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To: Exit148
You are one of the classiest ladies I have ever met in my life. Thank you for your post #138.

It looks like everyone had a great time. Wish we could have been there. So many friends from so many Freeps. Love you all.

158 posted on 01/22/2005 1:43:50 PM PST by AGreatPer
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To: Repub4bush; Buckhead
"I was most excited as the ball had wound down, to talk to Buckwheat!"

LOL..."Buckwheat," the screen name Buckhead wishes he had chosen...MUD

159 posted on 01/22/2005 2:00:07 PM PST by Mudboy Slim (Create a new League of Nations, a LeagueOfFReeNations!!)
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To: Mudboy Slim
Yeah did you see my post after that one?

I think a gremlin got in and changed the name, cause it said Buckhead when I proofed it! Go Figger???? LOL

160 posted on 01/22/2005 2:11:11 PM PST by Repub4bush (Hey DU.......Saint Rove....Patron Saint of all your votes!)
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To: fabrizio
Hey, is that an Italian flag hanging on the wall?

Si!

161 posted on 01/22/2005 2:16:37 PM PST by ELS
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To: Repub4bush
You could try Rush's disgronifier:



162 posted on 01/22/2005 2:24:24 PM 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: Americanchild
Queenkathy assaults....err, I mean poses with, Trent Lott:


163 posted on 01/22/2005 2:38:29 PM PST by Americanchild
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To: WVNan

I had the same problem.

You can see all of them here without disable your computer safety:


http://rfny.us/2005/


164 posted on 01/22/2005 2:47:58 PM PST by HighWheeler (A culture of civility can't be established if truth's irrelevant to one side of the political debate)
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To: davidtalker

Hey David,

Here's a good picture for you - thanks for putting me on the air. I think Robert Spencer is terrific.

Capitol Offense, led by Gov. Mike Huckabee (Rocker - Arkansas), was great. They rocked out. THey played "Fortunate Son," by the way, and Gov. Mike said "John Kerry stole this song, and we like it, so we're stealing it back."

Kevin Martin, Fox news contributor (FReeper Trueblackman) was there. AND I also met Gene Burns' old producer, Lindley Smith, there by chance. He is back East now and was there with a media pass. Nice guy.
It was a GREAT event. I will try to find out who the Iraq candidate was. Pretty amazing story.


165 posted on 01/22/2005 3:01:31 PM PST by bootless (Never Forget - And Never Again)
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To: heylady; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; NicknamedBob; kristinn; SpookBrat; JRSmith; deadhead
President Bush waves as he passes the American Sector!

HeyLady gives an interview.

Kristinn interviewed by New York Times reporter

FReeperettes having a blast at the Ball: HeyLady, Brenda*, Jen and Susan* (*don't remember their screennames)

JensMr (real FReeper name coming soon) enjoys his first FR event!

SpookBrat and kids with Governor Huckabee

Two Lurkers at the Ball. What a cute couple!

Loonie Lefties encountered on the way to the parade:

Bob Marley?

Dyed his hair with TyDBowl?


166 posted on 01/22/2005 3:01:49 PM PST by Jen
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To: Jen
Bob Marley?

LOL. We be jammin.....

167 posted on 01/22/2005 3:07:16 PM PST by Dan from Michigan ("I can't name a single accomplishment of Debbie Stabenow." - Rep. Leon Drolet)
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To: Gigantor

Thanks for sharing your pictures! Looks like everyone had a real good time. About how many FReepers were there, do you think?


168 posted on 01/22/2005 3:14:52 PM PST by LUV W ("SELF GOVERNMENT RELIES, IN THE END, ON THE GOVERNING OF THE SELF" GWB 1-20-05 AMEN!)
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To: kristinn
The Ball was really great..... so many FReepers, so little time.

The Chuck Berry tune "Roll Over Bethoven" proved irrestable and also, dancing is like riding a bicycle.... you don't forget even tho it's been a long, long time.

I' ll give a few words of flavor..... of the kids. There were quite a few and almost all seemed into the event.

Of special note were two groups of 4 girls who made new friends were literally having a ball.

The youngest group of 4, under 11 I think and one of which was the daughter of Chick With a Brain, went right down front and danced and danced and danced. They were barefoot I think, and had pretty long dresses.

The second group were older, teens. I didn't learn their names or parents and two were probably sisters. They were having a wonderful time dancing with themselves. They discovered a young man..... They descended on him in mass , asking him to come join them .He was shy and reluctant, but finally relented. I mean, what do you do when you are the only eligible and the girls are bugging you to dance. The result was he sort of stood around while the four girls danced arouind him. I mean what an opportunity.....

He did get with the program and did dance one on one, proving he could actually dance and was able to take advantage of a wonderful opportunity.

The FReeper ball was therefore different than the others. It was not stuffy, it was fun.

Much thanks to the DC Chapter hosts. Your efforts are very much appreciated.

169 posted on 01/22/2005 3:23:27 PM PST by bert (Don't Panic.....)
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To: kristinn

170 posted on 01/22/2005 3:29:01 PM PST by queenkathy (Had a BALL meeting as many of you as I could.)
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To: WVNan

Sadly, I'm with you on that. I'd love to see the pics, but am not up for disabling Norton or Zone Alarm. Maybe at some point someone will copy them to another server.


171 posted on 01/22/2005 3:30:54 PM PST by lonevoice (Vast Right Wing Pajama Party)
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To: ELS

Yeepee!! I'm so glad to see signs of our presence in such a memorable event!!


172 posted on 01/22/2005 3:43:33 PM PST by fabrizio (W 04 - a huge "Dubya rocks, YEE-HAW " from Italy !!)
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To: Gunrunner2

I spoke to him and he said he does some work as a Chuck Norris Look Alike. Was very conservative in his conversations and seemed like a good dude???


173 posted on 01/22/2005 4:00:59 PM PST by cpdiii (Oil Field Trash, Pilot, Pharmacist. (Oil Field Trash was the most fun.))
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To: Gunrunner2

Hi Gunrunner2!

So nice to meet you ... I really enjoyed talking with you.

I've been trying to discover the name of the Iraqi candidate who was there ... anyone know?

I missed Chuck, though... :-)


174 posted on 01/22/2005 4:03:09 PM PST by bootless (Never Forget - And Never Again)
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To: tgslTakoma; deadhead; LowOiL; blackie; MEG33

Glad you liked the Pictures, I may post more tomorrow if I have time. Thanks for the Pings.....


175 posted on 01/22/2005 4:10:23 PM PST by ramseye (W2 Ball Rocked)
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To: bootless
A real pleasure to meet you too. Enjoyed the evening and the conversation.

Oh, no, don't know the guys name. Brave man, though.
176 posted on 01/22/2005 4:18:08 PM PST by Gunrunner2
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To: big'ol_freeper
LOL.

How are ya? How's Lil Freeper? It was great meeting you guys! I am glad to see you got home safely after the ball.

We have been watching the blizzard all day! Tom decided it is a good weekend to do spring cleaning! LOL

177 posted on 01/22/2005 4:18:30 PM PST by Repub4bush (Hey DU.......Saint Rove....Patron Saint of all your votes!)
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To: Repub4bush

It was a pleasure meeting you and Tom also. We had a great time, but it all went so fast. Will have some pictures to post soon. I threw together a little video that I will post also.


178 posted on 01/22/2005 4:28:55 PM 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: lonevoice

try using firefox as your browser instead of netscape or explorer

you can download it here

To download Firefox, go to getfirefox.com and select "Free Download"


179 posted on 01/22/2005 4:34:49 PM PST by krasdorf (www.secureborders.com)
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To: bootless

It was good to see you again.


180 posted on 01/22/2005 4:42:31 PM PST by sauropod (Hitlary: "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.")
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To: meowmeow

That's a really cute gif. :-)


181 posted on 01/22/2005 4:43:45 PM PST by k2blader (It is neither compassionate nor conservative to support the expansion of socialism.)
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To: big'ol_freeper

I'll want a copy. ;-) From both IBs.


182 posted on 01/22/2005 4:46:19 PM PST by sauropod (Hitlary: "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.")
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To: Gigantor

Sorry to report Gigantor....not one of your photos show up.
Thank you for your attempt, though to post them.


183 posted on 01/22/2005 4:48:31 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Jen

Thanks for the pictures. I had the best time of my life and met so many wonderful, and may I say not only intelligent but darn good looking Freepers. Kristinn deserves a big round of applause for all the work he put into this event. Job well done.


184 posted on 01/22/2005 4:48:44 PM PST by heylady
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To: heylady

Hey HeyLady!!! Hubby and I had a great time too. It was so good meeting you and Jim and all our other new FRiends! Can't wait till the next Ball or FReeper event.

How did your interview at the parade go? Did you see the story? What newspaper/magazine was that reporter from?


185 posted on 01/22/2005 4:56:40 PM PST by Jen
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To: kristinn; All

We thoroughly enjoyed the last FReeper inaugural ball............and who'd have guessed that we wouldn't be able to make this one due to child care issues for our 3 year old for this one (we're in our late 40's)????

Oh well........hated like hell to miss it, and hope all had as wonderful a time as we did four years ago. God bless, all.


186 posted on 01/22/2005 5:11:31 PM PST by RightOnline
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To: All
I put together a little video of the ball. It's currently in rough form (bad audio transitions etc.), but for the sake of getting it out quickly here it is:

W2 FreeRepublic.com Inaugural Ball

WARNING: Long load time.

187 posted on 01/22/2005 5:13:05 PM 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: Jen

"How did your interview at the parade go? Did you see the story"

The interviewer was from the Washington Post. Unfortunately I never had the time to get the paper before I left. If anyone knows how I can get a copy of the Post from Friday I would appreciate it.


188 posted on 01/22/2005 5:13:51 PM PST by heylady
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To: kristinn
Good work.

Classy of you to invite them. They were there in spirit.


189 posted on 01/22/2005 5:26:46 PM PST by FreeTheHostages
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To: Cindy

190 posted on 01/22/2005 5:29:27 PM PST by Gigantor (W2 - Oh yeah!)
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To: heylady; kristinn; Angelwood; tgslTakoma; Trueblackman
The interviewer was from the Washington Post. Unfortunately I never had the time to get the paper before I left. If anyone knows how I can get a copy of the Post from Friday I would appreciate it.

Pinging some DC FReepers for help. FReeper HeyLady was interviewed during the parade. Any of y'all see the story?

191 posted on 01/22/2005 5:38:13 PM PST by Jen
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To: All
The DFU REPORT --- CLICK.
192 posted on 01/22/2005 6:07:17 PM PST by doug from upland (THE RED STATES - celebrate a great American tradition)
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To: kristinn; Angelwood; BillF; rabidralph; BufordP; Jimmy Valentine's brother; staytrue; W04Man; ...
My report is here. Finally.

Now I can get back to reading everybody else's reports and comments.

193 posted on 01/22/2005 6:11:07 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: heylady

Hi heylady,
We are Dorothy and Joe from Virginia (tirednvirginia and tirednvirginia2). We enjoyed meeting and dining with you.
The ball was wonderful but unfortunately my husband's feet starting hurting around 10:00 p.m. after a long day of walking and standing. We didn't get that much dancing in after that.
I look forward to hearing about your interview.


194 posted on 01/22/2005 6:12:33 PM PST by tirednvirginia (But things are looking up!)
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To: tirednvirginia

Yes it was also my husbands feet that kept us from kicking it up. I knew he'd had all he could take.


195 posted on 01/22/2005 6:33:18 PM PST by queenkathy (Had a BALL meeting as many of you as I could.)
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To: Cindy

The problem is likely at your computer because the photos display here.

Temporarily, turn off your firewall (Zone Alarm or other) and the photos will probably show up.


196 posted on 01/22/2005 6:47:56 PM PST by BillF (Fight terrorists in Iraq & elsewhere, instead of waiting for them to come to America!)
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To: BillF

Thank you Bill.

I really enjoyed this thread this afternoon.
It looks like a good time was had by all.


197 posted on 01/22/2005 6:52:33 PM PST by Cindy
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To: kristinn

Glad things went well. Wish I could have been there. Y'all done good. :)


198 posted on 01/22/2005 7:13:19 PM PST by anymouse
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To: BellStar

ping


199 posted on 01/22/2005 7:17:09 PM PST by anymouse
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To: Jen

Awesome photos, Jen! Wish I would have met you at the Ball!


200 posted on 01/22/2005 7:26:31 PM PST by deadhead (God Bless Our Troops and Veterans)
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