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Pictures from Inaugural Parade (the American Sector) and the W2 Inaugural Ball
January 23, 2005 | Shethink13

Posted on 01/23/2005 2:50:34 PM PST by Shethink13

Parade Pics


The American Sector - Safe Haven for Bush Supporters - No Commies Allowed


Buford and two friendly Bush supporters


Ironman - on Pajama Patrol


A group of Boy Scouts observe the happenings directly behind the American Sector


A lurker and a future lurker


Unidentified freeper


Buford, BlondeKates (daughter of yours truly) and her friends love the color red


RaceBannon, PeterKessler, and CongressmanBillyBob - 3 wild and crazy guys


kristinn hands out signs


Freedom is not free!

W2 Inaugural Ball Pics


Governor Huckabee guitar solo


SonofHillaryisevil and Sara (friend of BlondeKates)


SonofHillaryisevil (a popular guy!) and BlondeKates


Me (Shethink13) and my hero - Jim Robinson


The yout's (as Rush would call them) of Free Republic celebrating W's win


The 29 year old crowd gets in on the act as well


Capitol Offense


W Victory Dance


Having a ball at the W2 Ball!


Hillaryisevil and Sonof


More fun times


Shethink13 with PeteKessler


Shethink13 and kristinn - end of the ball self-portrait - oh what a night!


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Free Republic
KEYWORDS: aar; americansector; boyscouts; bsa; dcchapter; inauguralball; inauguralparade; inauguration; scouts; w2ball
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1 posted on 01/23/2005 2:50:35 PM PST by Shethink13
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To: Lazmataz

Hey Laz- the girl in the gold dress is in the 5th from the bottom. Thought you'd like to know, lol


2 posted on 01/23/2005 2:55:30 PM PST by eyespysomething (I'm speechless here, but don't worry, it won't last long. Ask my husband.)
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To: kristinn; Jim Robinson; Peter W. Kessler; buford; hillaryisevil; ironman; Congressman Billybob

ping!


3 posted on 01/23/2005 2:56:54 PM PST by Shethink13
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To: RaceBannon; blondekates

ping!


4 posted on 01/23/2005 2:57:56 PM PST by Shethink13
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To: Shethink13

Very nice. Thank you.


5 posted on 01/23/2005 2:58:40 PM PST by DoughtyOne (US socialist liberalism would be dead without the help of politicians who claim to be conservative.)
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To: Shethink13

HEY!

COOL!

THANKS!

It was a fantastic few days. I hope to see everyone again in four years.

Or before.

Whichever comes first.


6 posted on 01/23/2005 3:01:21 PM PST by Pete'sWife (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: Shethink13
Looks like everyone had a great time.

Wish I could have been there.
7 posted on 01/23/2005 3:01:45 PM PST by e5man_r_u? (A Man's mission: Build, Protect, Provide)
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To: Shethink13

Oh my....I think I'm getting tipsy just lookin' at these photos! Thanks, ST13.....you look maaarralissss....


8 posted on 01/23/2005 3:31:42 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: eyespysomething

We definitely need a positive ID on Goldie!


9 posted on 01/23/2005 3:48:08 PM PST by JennysCool (Rest in Peace, Great Carsoni!)
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To: JennysCool

She's in the background on pic#16 as well (the 29 year old crowd pic).


10 posted on 01/23/2005 3:50:14 PM PST by Shethink13
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To: Shethink13

In 4 years, I'm gonna make it then.


11 posted on 01/23/2005 3:59:10 PM PST by eyespysomething (I'm speechless here, but don't worry, it won't last long. Ask my husband.)
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To: Shethink13

Sixth photo from top Unidentified Freeper in the orange topped cap and the pink and green home-made and laminated posters is: Highly Opinionated.


12 posted on 01/23/2005 4:42:43 PM PST by HighlyOpinionated (I'm unidentified only in DeeCee. Does that count?)
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To: HighlyOpinionated

Oh - thank you! You probably told me that when I took the pic, but I think old age is becoming evident...


13 posted on 01/23/2005 4:46:13 PM PST by Shethink13
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To: Shethink13

Thanks so much for posting the pics. My son and I had so much fun! He said that he's coming back in 4 years and when he does he's going to the Freeper Ball--even if he has the opportunity to go to one of the "official" balls.


14 posted on 01/23/2005 5:01:22 PM PST by hillaryisevil
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To: Shethink13

Great photos! Thanks for posting them. We had a great time at the Freeper Ball. And we were so proud to see Presidnet Bush sworn in.


15 posted on 01/23/2005 5:02:24 PM PST by deadhead (God Bless Our Troops and Veterans)
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To: Shethink13
Thanks for posting the great photos.

I've added a link to your thread in my below thread.

Inaugural Parade & W2 Ball Report, Audio, and Photos (large file warning)
January 23, 2005 | BillF

Posted on 01/23/2005 2:43:27 PM PST by BillF

SKUNKS AND BLUE BRACELETS AT CHECKPOINT CHARLIE

The 7th Street security checkpoint ("Checkpoint Charlie") for the inaugural parade was closest to the American Sector established by the DC Chapter of Free Republic.  Waiting there, I coincidentally ended up near DC Chapter member, bmwcyle, and Flora McDonald, a Richmond-area FReeper of long-standing. As we waited in the crowd (it wasn't orderly enough to be a line), pro-Bush people mostly tried to stay quiet in the face of some leftists (maybe ten percent of the crowd) occasionally and individually shouting anti-Bush or anti-war slogans. However, numerous Bush supporters and people who just came to watch a parade would shout back every now and then.

On one occasion the crowd started singing God Bless America.  The song's title has three words, each word representing a concept antithetical to many of the leftists.

I told one leftist waiting in the security line near me to "swim to Cuba, free healthcare, free education," much to the amusement of most nearby people.

CLICK HERE FOR THE REST OF THAT THREAD


16 posted on 01/23/2005 5:57:06 PM PST by BillF (Fight terrorists in Iraq & elsewhere, instead of waiting for them to come to America!)
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To: Dutchy

You look great!


17 posted on 01/23/2005 6:00:42 PM PST by StarFan
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To: sauropod

Ping for later read.


18 posted on 01/23/2005 6:10:30 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: Shethink13

Great photos! You looked wonderful and it was so good to see you again after so long. I'm sorry we didn't get to talk longer, but very glad to see that you enjoyed the evening.


19 posted on 01/23/2005 7:30:20 PM PST by Angelwood (FReepers are Everywhere! We Support Our Troops! (Hillary's Vast Rt Wg Conspiracy))
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To: Shethink13

Thanks!!


20 posted on 01/23/2005 7:43:29 PM PST by RaceBannon (((awaiting new tag line)))
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To: RaceBannon
It's wonderful to see that a good time was evidently had by all--just as the first FReeper Inauguaral Ball, 4 years ago.

Congratulations to Arkansas Governor Huckabee, who lost quite a lot of weight since 4 years ago! And I can tell from the pictures the band was terrific!

21 posted on 01/23/2005 7:52:54 PM PST by YepYep
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To: YepYep; All

http://community.webshots.com/album/258441536qMMMpP


22 posted on 01/23/2005 9:17:13 PM PST by RaceBannon (((awaiting new tag line)))
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To: Shethink13

http://community.webshots.com/album/258441536qMMMpP


23 posted on 01/23/2005 9:17:54 PM PST by RaceBannon (((awaiting new tag line)))
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To: Shethink13

ping for later


24 posted on 01/23/2005 10:05:55 PM PST by anymouse
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To: Shethink13

Thanks for these great pictures. I must say when I see the young people here - all good looking - and attending the Freepers Ball, my faith in our future is restored.


25 posted on 01/24/2005 3:30:35 AM PST by Elkiejg (A proud patriot of "stingy" America - God Bless our Troops)
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To: Shethink13

bttt


26 posted on 01/24/2005 7:28:31 AM PST by bmwcyle (Washington DC RINO Hunting Guide)
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To: MrConfettiMan

Ouch, can you identify the lurker and future lurker??? LOL!!!!


27 posted on 01/24/2005 8:36:10 AM PST by Explorer89 (Dude, it's rhetorical)
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To: FloridianBushFan

bttt for ltr


28 posted on 01/24/2005 11:03:07 AM PST by FloridianBushFan ( God Bless our Troops and President Bush)
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To: Explorer89

Oh, my gosh! I looked at these photos yesterday but I looked too quickly at that one obviously. Didn't even notice who the "lurker" was. Nice catch. The person on the far right looks like TQ's mother-in-law! :)

Hope you got yourselves plowed out today. You must be going stir crazy.


29 posted on 01/24/2005 5:22:29 PM PST by MrConfettiMan (Next MRI: Tue, Jan 25; Local Results: Thu, Jan 27; Appt at Duke: Mon, Jan 31)
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To: Shethink13
The most embarrasing thing happened to me at the ball, and I have profuse apologies to offer to someone.

I realized I didn't have my small purse with me inside the ballroom. I walked back to a corner table where dh and I had been standing to see if I had left it there. It wasn't there, and I headed back toward where my husband was standing - he was holding our video camera up in the air filming and I could see the LCD screen as I moved toward him in the dark. About that time, I remembered that I had previously handed my purse to him and HE had it in his suit pocket. As I reached the area where he was standing, I tried to find it in the suit pocket, patting down one side and then the other. I looked up at him to ask where it was, and the face staring back at me was NOT my husband's.

I said, "I'm so sorry, I thought you were my husband!" to which this gentleman replied, "I thought you were my wife!"

I'm just very thankful I did not pat this gentleman on the behind. I already wanted to crawl under the dance floor and hide.

30 posted on 01/25/2005 11:09:03 AM PST by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch (THANK YOU LORD -- John Kerry is still just a senator.)
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To: Shethink13

The AMERICAN SECTOR sign is AWESOME!


31 posted on 01/25/2005 10:03:59 PM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Shethink13

bump


32 posted on 01/26/2005 7:28:48 AM PST by apackof2 (optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Shethink13
Great pictures. Sure glad I found them.

It sure has been a long time since we saw each other.
You look fantastic.

33 posted on 01/26/2005 10:44:38 AM PST by AGreatPer
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To: AGreatPer
It sure has been a long time since we saw each other. You look fantastic.

"...sigh...blush...." You're sweet. Missed you greatly!

34 posted on 01/26/2005 4:42:14 PM PST by Shethink13
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To: Shethink13; Jim Robinson; Peter W. Kessler; Matchett-PI; gonzo; oldglory; Seeking the truth; ...
That Peter Kessler is one dapper dude!
35 posted on 01/27/2005 5:29:51 PM PST by mcmuffin (I was in DC for the inauguration before I wasn't.)
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To: Peter W. Kessler; mcmuffin
Petah dahling.....you look marvelous.....and that tie is tres chic!

Sorry to have missed the ball, but I was in the throes of moving, surrounded by chaos and turmoil.

See you at the next freep, wherever it is.....and wear that tie!

Leni

36 posted on 01/27/2005 6:08:47 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: mcmuffin

Yeh, that's Peter "LiveShot" Kessler, all right!


37 posted on 01/27/2005 7:10:25 PM PST by Seeking the truth (0cents.com - 18k gold Pajama Patrol Badges are here!)
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To: mcmuffin
Glorioski! Peter is growing another beard!

Looks like a good time was had by all - including the Yetti in Washington for the climate... Sorry I missed.

:-) FReegards,
Bob Ireland

38 posted on 01/28/2005 10:01:41 AM PST by Bob Ireland (The Democrat Party is a criminal enterprise)
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To: Shethink13

Great Thread & pix. I was near the sector but could never find it.. finally offered seat in stands for parade... will be posting my pix/thread in day or two..just back on line after computer * power problems here.

thanks for post .. will ping you to my "stuff" when I get it posted.

d


39 posted on 01/29/2005 10:19:11 AM PST by DollyCali (Happy New Year - is an attitude ~~ Not a date.)
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To: Shethink13; tgslTakoma; kristinn; BillF; sauropod; krasdorf; staytrue; RaceBannon
There are a ton of ball threads running around so I didn't know which to choose. Anyhow, here are my Ball pictures, finally.
40 posted on 01/29/2005 6:27:32 PM PST by rabidralph (Congratulations, Pres. Bush and VP Cheney!)
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To: rabidralph

BUMP, for the Ball.


41 posted on 01/29/2005 6:33:59 PM PST by rabidralph (Congratulations, Pres. Bush and VP Cheney!)
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To: rabidralph; kdf1; AMERIKA; Lancey Howard; MudPuppy; SMEDLEYBUTLER; opbuzz; Snow Bunny; ...

Great Shots Bump!!

NEW PICTURES POSTED!!


42 posted on 01/29/2005 6:59:09 PM PST by RaceBannon (((awaiting new tag line)))
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To: RaceBannon

Thanks, Race. I had a great time. The band was awesome! Capitol Offense, rocks, y'all!


43 posted on 01/29/2005 7:00:57 PM PST by rabidralph (Congratulations, Pres. Bush and VP Cheney!)
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To: RaceBannon; nuconvert; parisa; freedom44; Valin; AdmSmith

ping


44 posted on 01/29/2005 7:35:48 PM PST by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: rabidralph; 1 Olgoat; 103198; 10Ring; 11Bush; 1stbn27; 2SterlingConservatives; 2yearlurker; ...

Rabidralph's excellent pix are up, ping!


45 posted on 01/29/2005 7:39:45 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: rabidralph; fooman; Jim Robinson; jwalsh07; DoughtyOne; Eastbound; Naplm; hoosiermama; tallhappy; ..

More W2 Ball pix, by rabidralph, are up!


46 posted on 01/29/2005 7:42:06 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: tgslTakoma

WHOOO HOOOOOO!!!! You all look GREAT!!! Thanks for the ping!!!


47 posted on 01/29/2005 7:49:38 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Proud Patriots dot ORG!!! Operation Valentine's Day!!)
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To: rabidralph

Wow! Great pics. All those hunky men in uniform! Swoon!


48 posted on 01/29/2005 7:56:28 PM PST by GVnana (If I had a Buckhead moment would I know it?)
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To: GVgirl

They were quite impressive. Were you at the Ball?


49 posted on 01/29/2005 7:58:10 PM PST by rabidralph (Congratulations, Pres. Bush and VP Cheney!)
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To: rabidralph

Sadly, no.


50 posted on 01/29/2005 7:59:41 PM PST by GVnana (If I had a Buckhead moment would I know it?)
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