Skip to comments.Pictures from Inaugural Parade (the American Sector) and the W2 Inaugural Ball
Posted on 01/23/2005 2:50:34 PM PST by Shethink13
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
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
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!
Hey Laz- the girl in the gold dress is in the 5th from the bottom. Thought you'd like to know, lol
Very nice. Thank you.
It was a fantastic few days. I hope to see everyone again in four years.
Whichever comes first.
Oh my....I think I'm getting tipsy just lookin' at these photos! Thanks, ST13.....you look maaarralissss....
We definitely need a positive ID on Goldie!
She's in the background on pic#16 as well (the 29 year old crowd pic).
In 4 years, I'm gonna make it then.
Sixth photo from top Unidentified Freeper in the orange topped cap and the pink and green home-made and laminated posters is: Highly Opinionated.
Oh - thank you! You probably told me that when I took the pic, but I think old age is becoming evident...
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.
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.
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.
You look great!
Ping for later read.
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.