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A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....01-26-05....Inauguration and W2 Ball Pictorial Review
Mama_Bear and JustAmy

Posted on 01/26/2005 1:01:07 AM PST by Mama_Bear



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Mama_Bear and JustAmy’s Pictorial Review
of the Inauguration and FreeRepublic Ball




How to describe the W2 Inaugural Ball? Words fail me (as they so often do), so I will post photos and let them speak for themselves. It is my hope that they will convey just how wonderful and exciting it was to be a part of this momentous event!









































~ JustAmy's Observations
and Photos ~

"Jaban Shalal's companion (nephew or brother, not sure) told me that the media will not tell you but the citizens of Iraq have pictures of President Bush in their homes. The Iraqi people say "Thank you George Bush; Thank you America!" The Iraqi people love George Bush.

What a pleasure it was to meet so many FReeper FRiends and what a disappointment to miss seeing everyone.

While on my way to the kid's room, I saw Bob Barr but I did not get a chance to talk to him. He was surrounded by others. When I returned I could not find him in the crowd.


The DC chapter did a wonderful job on the kid's room. They not only set up a TV with kid's movies available but supplied coloring and activity books. Everytime that I checked it, the kids were having a wonderful time making new friends.

The band was outstanding. The music was loud and jivey. It seemed that all ages joined in the fun .... children, teenagers, young adults and even some of mature adults. :)


I was told that Jim Robinson even got out to the dance floor for at least one dance. Way to go Jim!!" ~ JustAmy.





JustAmy and I have more photos that we will post, and I hope, if you were able to attend the Ball and/or the Inauguration, you will post your photos or links to them here on the Finest thread, as well as your memories of this exciting event.

It was wonderful getting to meet so many freepers that I have long admired on this forum. My only regret is that I did not get to meet those who were unable to attend. God willing, I will have another opportunity someday soon.



And finally, congratulations and a Finest salute to President Bush and Vice President Cheney. May God bless and guide them through the next four years, and may God bless America and our military!!




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1 posted on 01/26/2005 1:01:08 AM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Billie; dansangel; dutchess; FreeTheHostages; .45MAN; Aeronaut; Aquamarine; azGOPgal; ...


Good morning, everyone. I hope you enjoy today's thread.

If you would like to be added to or removed from the Finest ping list, freepmail me.

2 posted on 01/26/2005 1:02:25 AM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: Mama_Bear

Thank you so very much for this wonderful work.


3 posted on 01/26/2005 1:06:23 AM PST by Petronski (I'm not always cranky.)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

More FReeper Ball pics... we shoulda gone!


4 posted on 01/26/2005 1:07:25 AM PST by Chieftain (Thank you Swift Boat Veterans/POWs/Vietnam Veterans for Truth - you did it for ALL your brothers!)
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To: Mama_Bear; Syncro; bootless; Mudboy Slim

Good morning Lori.

Always good to see pics of Syncro. Where's bootless' cowboy hat from the last ball? Oh, that's what Mudboy look like.

Enough of my chatter.

Off to bed I go. :-)


5 posted on 01/26/2005 1:07:45 AM PST by CounterCounterCulture (Anagram of my screenname: TRUE UNCLE TRUER COCONUT)
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To: Petronski

You're welcome....thank you for the compliment. :-)


6 posted on 01/26/2005 1:08:27 AM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: CounterCounterCulture
We missed you at the Ball, CCC. :-(

Good night, FRiend.

7 posted on 01/26/2005 1:09:24 AM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: Mama_Bear

I had two choices: Go to Hawaii in November to see one Freeper, or go to D.C. in January to see hundreds.

I think climate played a part in my decision. ;-)

OK, going to be now fer sure!


8 posted on 01/26/2005 1:12:38 AM PST by CounterCounterCulture (Anagram of my screenname: TRUE UNCLE TRUER COCONUT)
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To: Chieftain
we shoulda gone!

Yes, you shoulda. You missed a great Ball.

You must come to the next one. Hopefully in 2009 we will be celebrating another Republican victory.

9 posted on 01/26/2005 1:13:05 AM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: Mama_Bear

Oh, Mama Bear, I just love this thread...What a wonderful treat to put names with faces..Hope you are feeling better !
(((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))


10 posted on 01/26/2005 1:13:23 AM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
I think climate played a part in my decision. ;-)

Well, climate-wise, you definetly made the right choice. The weather could have been better, but it was January in DC. Cold snowy weather is par for the course.

11 posted on 01/26/2005 1:15:34 AM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: MEG33
Hi MEG. Yes, I am feeling some better. Getting this post completed and posted helped a great deal. :-)

I am heading for bed real soon. HUGS!

12 posted on 01/26/2005 1:16:45 AM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: Mama_Bear
Good job on the picture collages. Here are a few more shots of my own:

Capitol Offense and the crowded dance floor #1

Dance floor #2

Kristinn - Mrs. Gigantor - Gigantor

Gigantor - Gov. Huckabee - Brand new Freeper BrianNYPD, had a great time meeting Freepers at the Ball that he came home and registered.

13 posted on 01/26/2005 1:40:37 AM PST by Gigantor (W2 - Oh yeah!)
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To: Gigantor

Thanks for adding your photos, Gigantor....it was a GREAT Ball, wasn't it? More fun than a human bean should be allowed to have, huh?


14 posted on 01/26/2005 1:44:53 AM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: Mama_Bear

The only down side was it ended too quickly - and then they flashed the lights on us at the after-Ball party much too soon!


15 posted on 01/26/2005 1:46:55 AM PST by Gigantor (W2 - Oh yeah!)
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To: Gigantor
The only down side was it ended too quickly

I agree. Let's do it again in 2009 when we celebrate another Republican victory! :-)

16 posted on 01/26/2005 1:49:35 AM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: Mama_Bear; JustAmy; snugs; SpookBrat; Jen; NicknamedBob; Jim Robinson; phancypants; Guffman; ...
(((Lori)))

(((Amy)))!

These photos are making me more wishful that I was able to go to the W2 ball!

There are so many FReepers there like Spookbrat and Jen thai I wantd to meet and You and Amy and Phancy and Guffy among others too.

I'll be checking in later to read more of your day and evening.

Jim!

Thank you for the tickets even though I ennded up not being able to use them.

I'm sorry for the short notice.

Wished I could've seem you dance. Maybe I'll get to meet you and the others next time (hopefully in 2009)

Snugs!

Here are some pictures you'll be interested in, including pictures of Jim Robinson, founder of FreeRepublic.

17 posted on 01/26/2005 2:09:08 AM PST by Pippin (I know where my wand is now! Darks has it! He's gonna use it on TROLLS!!!!)
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To: All; Syncro; Gabz

Okay, Gabz and Syncro.....I reluctantly agree......you are two are right - that's not really Chuck Norris. :-(

18 posted on 01/26/2005 2:13:17 AM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: Mama_Bear
Good morning Mama.


19 posted on 01/26/2005 2:15:34 AM PST by Aeronaut (Proud to be a monthly donor.)
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To: Pippin
Oh, Pippin.....I come twice to DC and miss you both times! :-(

I am so sorry that it didn't work out that you could come to the Ball.

Plan on coming in 2009 when we celebrate another Republican victory. I will be there for sure!

20 posted on 01/26/2005 2:15:52 AM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: Aeronaut

Hey, Aeronaut! Good to see you.


21 posted on 01/26/2005 2:17:05 AM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: Mama_Bear
I'm gonna do all I can to be there in 2009!

I'm praying for a Republican victory in '08! :o)

22 posted on 01/26/2005 2:18:50 AM PST by Pippin (I know where my wand is now! Darks has it! He's gonna use it on TROLLS!!!!)
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To: All

Good morning, Finest!

Please keep the loved ones of our Marines who were killed in the chopper crash this morning in your prayers!

God bless them all.


23 posted on 01/26/2005 4:53:12 AM PST by phancypants ("Walk cheerfully over the world")
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To: Mama_Bear; JustAmy

Great pics, beautiful job laying them all out cuz..

I wish I could have made it..


24 posted on 01/26/2005 4:53:54 AM PST by The Mayor (Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.)
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Aquamarine; dutchess; Mama_Bear; dansangel; Billie; Aeronaut; deadhead; Diver Dave; ...

January 26, 2005

Tried And True

Read: Galatians 5:22-26

Most men will proclaim each his own goodness, but who can find a faithful man? —Proverbs 20:6

Bible In One Year: Job 35-37


We are often disappointed by the unfaithfulness of people. A family member promises to write, but months go by without a letter. A pastor says he will visit when we are sick, but he doesn't make it to the hospital or to our home. A friend agrees to be there for us in our bereavement but doesn't even call. Others tell us they will pray for us but quickly forget our need. Someone promises to do an important task for us but never follows through. We ask ourselves, "Who can find a faithful man?" (Proverbs 20:6).

We can do very little about the unfaithfulness of others. But we can do a lot about our faithfulness to others. When we make a promise we must keep it. When we tell someone we will pray for them, we need to follow through and do it. When we proclaim our loyalty and love for others, we can do little things that show them we mean it.

The apostle Paul said that one fruit of the Spirit is faithfulness (Galatians 5:22). God will create in us a steadfast spirit if we take seriously what we tell others we will do for them, and if we follow through.

Ask God to make you a person whom others can count on—a person who is tried and true. —David Roper

Lord, grant to me a faithfulness
In what I say and do
So others will be confident
That I will follow through. —D. De Haan

Faithfulness in little things is a great thing.

25 posted on 01/26/2005 4:54:37 AM PST by The Mayor (Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.)
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To: Mama_Bear

Oh this is so wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

what a pleasure it was to meet you Thursday night!!!!!!!


26 posted on 01/26/2005 5:14:43 AM PST by Gabz (Anti-smoker gnatzies...small minds buzzing in your business..............SWAT'EM)
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To: Gigantor

Great pictures!!!!


27 posted on 01/26/2005 5:16:33 AM PST by Gabz (Anti-smoker gnatzies...small minds buzzing in your business..............SWAT'EM)
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To: Mama_Bear; Syncro
He had me fooled at first.........but then I realized he was far too short!!!

And far too drunk!!!!!!!!!

28 posted on 01/26/2005 5:19:44 AM PST by Gabz (Anti-smoker gnatzies...small minds buzzing in your business..............SWAT'EM)
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To: Gabz; Mama_Bear; JustAmy

Really cute thread! You all look great! I am sorry that I couldn't go- but glad to see so many happy faces were there!


29 posted on 01/26/2005 5:20:13 AM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Just say no to the ACLU!)
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To: Gabz

I sense a bit of distancing was your fondest wish! LOL!


30 posted on 01/26/2005 5:22:35 AM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: The Mayor

Beautiful, as usual.


31 posted on 01/26/2005 5:23:32 AM PST by Gabz (Anti-smoker gnatzies...small minds buzzing in your business..............SWAT'EM)
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To: MEG33

LOL!!!!!!!!!


32 posted on 01/26/2005 5:24:32 AM PST by Gabz (Anti-smoker gnatzies...small minds buzzing in your business..............SWAT'EM)
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To: Diva Betsy Ross

I spent so much time gabbing (????) that I hardly took any pictures at all.


33 posted on 01/26/2005 5:25:50 AM PST by Gabz (Anti-smoker gnatzies...small minds buzzing in your business..............SWAT'EM)
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To: Mama_Bear; Billie; Pippin; JustAmy; The Mayor

Good morning Finest FRiends! Unfortunately, I can't see any of the pictures. Some kind of web server/firewall miscommunication or some such techy issue. Waaaaaah! I hope I don't look too goofy! ;-) (If I do... Billie, please do some of your "magic"! hahahaha)

I'm off to Alabama for a day or two. My mom is sick, so I'm going to visit and take care of her. Hubby (new FReeper "Turbojet") came home from work this morning saying he's sick and decided to stay home. I hate leaving him, but I think he'll be OK.

Have a great day FRiends!


34 posted on 01/26/2005 5:27:42 AM PST by Jen
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To: Jen

Jen, I have to turn of my Norton to see some pictures..I'm ok today.


35 posted on 01/26/2005 5:34:39 AM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: Jen

I hope both Mom and hubby feel better soon.


36 posted on 01/26/2005 5:36:31 AM PST by Gabz (Anti-smoker gnatzies...small minds buzzing in your business..............SWAT'EM)
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To: Gabz

Boy does he look drunk!

hahaha!


37 posted on 01/26/2005 5:42:06 AM PST by The Mayor (Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.)
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To: Jen

Have a safe trip Jen..

You don't look goffy, everybody looks great.
It's so nice to put faces to names..


38 posted on 01/26/2005 5:44:10 AM PST by The Mayor (Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.)
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To: The Mayor

Thanks Mayor! I'm relieved. :) hahahaha

Did MamaBear post the pix of me with my fuzzy elephant slippers?


39 posted on 01/26/2005 5:48:29 AM PST by Jen
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To: The Mayor

I admit to having tipped a few myself Thursday night.........but I was in no way that toasted!!!!


40 posted on 01/26/2005 5:51:10 AM PST by Gabz (Anti-smoker gnatzies...small minds buzzing in your business..............SWAT'EM)
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To: Jen

I saw it on yesterday's thread...cute!


41 posted on 01/26/2005 6:00:55 AM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: Jen

Yes, very cute!


42 posted on 01/26/2005 6:07:45 AM PST by The Mayor (Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.)
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To: Gabz

You don't look toasted at all, he looks trashed.. : )


43 posted on 01/26/2005 6:08:23 AM PST by The Mayor (Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.)
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To: MEG33; The Mayor

Maybe I can see the pix when I get to my mom's house. Y'all have fun. I gotta get on the road.


44 posted on 01/26/2005 6:15:00 AM PST by Jen
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To: The Mayor; Jen

He was totally trashed. That, and the fact I know Chuck Norris is WAY taller than I am (I had no shoes on in that picture) was what clinched it for me knowing it really wasn't him.

I would love to say I was feeling no pain.....but I can't. My feet were absolutely killing me, and in fact they still hurt today.

We only had a 4 block walk to the Ball from the Metro station....unfortunately we made a wrong turn and walked 4 blocks in the OPPOSITE direction, so my poor foots were hurting even before we got to the ball.

I wish I had met Jen, I sure could have used her fuzzy slippers!!!!


45 posted on 01/26/2005 6:17:37 AM PST by Gabz (Anti-smoker gnatzies...small minds buzzing in your business..............SWAT'EM)
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To: Jen

Drive carefully.


46 posted on 01/26/2005 6:18:02 AM PST by Gabz (Anti-smoker gnatzies...small minds buzzing in your business..............SWAT'EM)
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To: Gabz

I know the weather was bad too, so that couldn't of helped your walk..

We had the same storm hit us but we got alot more snow that DC did.
We are getting hit again today, I hear the snowblowers running outside.
I have to go shovel, oooooooooooooooooomy back, it hurts already..


47 posted on 01/26/2005 6:21:14 AM PST by The Mayor (Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.)
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To: Mama_Bear

Loved it, that was put together so very nice, thank you.


48 posted on 01/26/2005 6:21:27 AM PST by sweetiepiezer ( God Bless GWB.!!!!!!!)
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To: Mama_Bear
Today's calendar, although theologically imprecise!, certainly gives voice to the hurly burly of inauguration activities!


49 posted on 01/26/2005 6:32:03 AM PST by FreeTheHostages
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To: All
A news story states that 31 Marines have died in Iraq.
50 posted on 01/26/2005 6:40:39 AM PST by FreeTheHostages
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