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FREEP - Fayetteville NC, 3/19 "SUPPORT OUR TROOPS" (and counterprotest the 5th Column Marxists)
Old North State Chapter ^ | 3/4/05 | Old North State Chapter of Free Republic

Posted on 03/04/2005 7:54:02 PM PST by Huber

Edited on 03/05/2005 8:14:51 AM PST by Lead Moderator. [history]

Once again, busloads of leftist activists will descend upon Fayetteville, NC in an attempt to demoralize the will of our American troops by targetting their loved ones with antiwar drivel.

The choice of Fayetteville, NC, as a focal point of their propaganda campaign, is due to the fact that it is the home of Ft. Bragg (and the 82nd Airborne) as well as the Pope Airforce Base. The leftists will march with socialist banners and bring out an array of speakers decrying the war and advocating every variety of left-wing topic from Marxism and socialism to special "rights" for homosexuals to secularism to pro-Hezbollah Palestinianism. (Seriously - last year they all were really there!)

The unifying factor of all of these groups is anti-Americanism utilizing continued propaganda themes of "Bush lied" and "No blood for oil". The mob will also import a number of speakers who have allegedly lost loved ones in Iraq, and will create some sort of symbolic display reflecting the number of dead. (They have used pairs of boots and black umbrellas in the past.) They will (undoubtedly through an unintentional oversight) neglect to display any symbolism reflecting the number of Americans killed in the WTC, or Iraqis killed by Saddam or Women beaten by the Taliban, or the number of Afghanis and Iraquis and Palestinians and Ukrainians and (soon) Egyptians who now have the ability to vote.

Last year, FReepers countered the leftwing protests with the added participation of Rolling Thunder, Protest Warriors, Vets and other patriotic Americans. This year, we'll do it again! We had lots of press coverage, and totally deflated the left's bubble. Families of our troops loved the fact that we were there!

Please join FReepers from Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina and DC in Fayetteville this year as once again we provide aid and comfort to American troops!

FAQs

Q. What is the exact location of the permit?
A. We don't know, but we have one.

Q. Can we picket?
A. Theoretically yes

Q. Where can we picket?
A. Locations to be determined? (Hey, they read this thread too, you know!)

Q. How can I get more information?
A. FReepmail TaxRelief, Upchuck, SCSwampfox or DoctorRaoul

Q. I need to know something about Fayetteville, whom should I contact?
A. FReepmail Clyde Asbury or DStarr

Q. What should I bring?
A. Bring a picnic lunch, water, sunscreen, hat, blanket or chairs.

Q. Should I bring signs?
A. Please do, but remember, Fayetteville sometimes enforces the ordinance that limits signs to 2'x2'.

Q. Can I dye my thumb blue?
A. You betcha!


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Free Republic; US: District of Columbia; US: North Carolina; US: South Carolina; US: Tennessee; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 82ndairborne; counterprotest; fayetteville; fayettevillenc; freep; ftbragg; popeafb; protestwarrior; rally; rollingthunder; supportourtroops
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To: BufordP; uncleshag
Look forward to seeing you again, my FRiend...MUD

BTW...I wonder if we can convince UncleShag to come up from South Carolina...

51 posted on 03/07/2005 6:44:50 AM PST by Mudboy Slim (Sweet FReedom, one taste and you're hooked for life!!)
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To: Mudboy Slim; uncleshag
BTW...I wonder if we can convince UncleShag to come up from South Carolina.

Whaddya say, UncleShag?

52 posted on 03/07/2005 10:03:51 AM PST by BufordP ("I wish we lived in the day when you could challenge a person to a duel!")
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To: Doctor Raoul; Flora McDonald; kristinn; tgslTakoma; Huber; upchuck; clyde asbury; SC Swamp Fox
Please note the last line in this story published on Saturday by Time Warner Cable:

Time Warner Channel 14 News: Veterans and families rally against the war

Lie No.1: There were about 74 counter-demonstrators last year.
Lie No.2: So far, none have filed for a rally permit this year.

53 posted on 03/07/2005 11:29:21 AM PST by TaxRelief (Support the Troops Rally, Fayetteville, NC -- March 19, 2005)
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To: TaxRelief
We who were there know that that is not true. There were probably close to that many from Rolling Thunder there last year and that's not counting all of the Freepers and others who just came because they wanted to be there. And we who live here know that this is a big crock of donkey poo. Every time that I read something about the commies rally last year, their numbers increase. They are really playing themselves up to look like a major force.
54 posted on 03/07/2005 1:45:55 PM PST by dstarr (Proud widow of a Vietnam War and Korean War veteran)
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To: TaxRelief
So far, none have filed for a rally permit this year.

Ha!
55 posted on 03/07/2005 4:37:48 PM PST by clyde asbury (My girl wants to party all the time.)
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To: TaxRelief

.....demanded by Bush and the Beirut babes.....

Suprise is a great weapon


56 posted on 03/07/2005 4:43:17 PM PST by bert (Peace is only halftime !)
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To: clyde asbury
Be sure to call in a correction...

News 14 Carolina is dedicated to providing local news and information that's important to you in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Fayetteville, Goldsboro and surrounding areas. Our goal is to be compelling, accurate and balanced. We welcome and appreciate your input. Please email us at contact14@news14.com to let us know how we're doing.

57 posted on 03/07/2005 4:48:47 PM PST by TaxRelief (Support the Troops Rally, Fayetteville, NC -- March 19, 2005)
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To: BufordP
Yayyy!

Buford's coming to Fayetteville!

I still say we really, really need one of these for our anti-commie road trips....

58 posted on 03/07/2005 5:54:40 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: TaxRelief
Lie No.1: There were about 74 counter-demonstrators last year.
Lie No.2: So far, none have filed for a rally permit this year.

Well, gee... aren't they in for a surprise. LOL

59 posted on 03/07/2005 5:58:55 PM PST by upchuck ("If our nation be destroyed, it would be from the judiciary." ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: TaxRelief
Well, they may have gotten the story wrong this time. And they may even have gotten it wrong on purpose, trying to keep our numbers down.

FR is the mainstream media bypass; and I know you guys down in NC and SC are getting the word out among local "affinity groups," to borrow the lefty term. We are going to have more fun than last year, and I daresay a lot more people on our side to counter the leftists' lies.

You southerners are great hosts, btw.

;-)

60 posted on 03/07/2005 6:09:40 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: bert
Suprise is a great weapon

LOL !!

How true, bert.

Freepers just keep on flying in under the radar, and absolutely wiping out the enemy - with truth, biting wit, and the biggest, most finely tuned lungs paired with vocal cords of titanium.

P.S. D'ya think I could one day be a White House Correspondent?

61 posted on 03/07/2005 6:13:55 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: Huber; TaxRelief; SC Swamp Fox; dstarr; tgslTakoma; upchuck; Hillarys Gate Cult; Mudboy Slim; ...
Count Me In. I live about 20 miles N of Ft Bragg and am very familiar with Fayetteville.

Has anyone contacted Rolling Thunder yet? I see their #1 NC chapter is based in Fayetteville.

We can get some white foam hands from here and paint the index fingers purple. If y'all are interested then I'm in for $50.00.I hope someone else can place the order though, I'm leaving for TN and KY Tuesday and probably won't be home until 3/14. Somebody freepmail me if I need to place the order or you need to get my $$ as I'm sure time is getting tight.

Anyhow, I'm looking forward to meeting fellow Freepers and supporting our overseas operations in the war on terror. Where are we parking?

62 posted on 03/07/2005 7:58:40 PM PST by cf_river_rat
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To: cf_river_rat

Looking forward to meeting you.


63 posted on 03/07/2005 8:18:43 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (Support Our Troops, Spit On A Reporter)
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To: cf_river_rat

Those foam victory hands with a purple finger would really, really piss 'em off.

Looks like we'd need $250. I'm in for $50!


64 posted on 03/07/2005 8:39:05 PM PST by TaxRelief (Support the Troops Rally, Fayetteville, NC -- March 19, 2005)
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To: AQGeiger; TaxRelief
Do we know where we can park, though?

An important question for those of us driving a bus! Where do we park, and how far is it from there to our FReep site, and where's the nearest bathroom?

65 posted on 03/08/2005 4:09:53 AM PST by Tax-chick (Donate to FRIENDS OF SCOUTING and ruin a liberal's day!)
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To: tgslTakoma

.....P.S. D'ya think I could one day be a White House Correspondent?....

"Anything the mind of man can see and believe, it can achieve" Naploeon Hill, Think and GroW Rich

See Ya in Fatetteville


66 posted on 03/08/2005 4:22:41 AM PST by bert (Peace is only halftime !)
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To: cf_river_rat
"I'm looking forward to meeting fellow Freepers and supporting our overseas operations in the war on terror."

I look forward to making yer acquaintance, my FRiend...MUD

67 posted on 03/08/2005 5:41:46 AM PST by Mudboy Slim (Sweet FReedom, one taste and yer hooked fer life!!)
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To: Tax-chick; bert; cf_river_rat; All

Parking is easy and there are many choices. We'll protect your cars by not giving out those details too soon.


68 posted on 03/08/2005 10:20:38 AM PST by TaxRelief (Support the Troops Rally, Fayetteville, NC -- March 19, 2005)
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To: TaxRelief

Okay, thanks. We're thinking of going down on Friday, after we ship Bill off to Atlanta with the Boy Scouts. Can you FReepmail me the location where you're staying?


69 posted on 03/08/2005 1:32:34 PM PST by Tax-chick (Donate to FRIENDS OF SCOUTING and ruin a liberal's day!)
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To: TaxRelief
Those foam victory hands with a purple finger would really, really piss 'em off.

Looks like we'd need $250. I'm in for $50!

I think those prices are for hands with printing on them... blank white hands may be cheaper. We'd just have to paint the index finger ourselves. I wish I had time to focus on the order, but I'll be on the road for the next few days. If someone can order them I can at least call the company with my CC# from the road if they will accept partial payments from multiple customers for one order.

70 posted on 03/08/2005 4:07:15 PM PST by cf_river_rat
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To: cf_river_rat

Rolling Thunder has been taken care of. We will have to just see how many of them can make it our way. They have a fundraiser going on out on Ft. Bragg that same day.

Anyone who wants one of those foam mitts with the index finger, check your local craft stores. I found a white one at Michaels this weekend. I am to check back in a few days and see if they have gotten any more in. I had already checked out the spirit industries site and decided I couldn't afford it.


71 posted on 03/08/2005 7:59:11 PM PST by dstarr (Proud widow of a Vietnam War and Korean War veteran)
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To: All

The flyers say "Rowan Park" is the site of our rally. If someone who doesn't know better goes looking for us IN the park, they aren't going to find us there.


72 posted on 03/08/2005 8:10:40 PM PST by dstarr (Proud widow of a Vietnam War and Korean War veteran)
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To: Mudboy Slim

Hey Mud! I am going to try my very hardest to make it there!


73 posted on 03/09/2005 5:29:42 AM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Happy belated birthday SPOTSY!)
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To: Diva Betsy Ross; Gabz; MoJo2001; Constitution Day; outerbanks; Flora McDonald

That would be AWESOME...I think it's gonna be a great Counter-FReep...MUD


74 posted on 03/09/2005 5:33:32 AM PST by Mudboy Slim (Sweet FReedom, one taste and yer hooked fer life!!)
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To: Mudboy Slim
I am sure it will be great! I just don't know if I can drive that far- since I have a pretty bad ear infection and ruptured eardrum. It causes me to be dizzy ( Yes, more than usual!) and unbalanced sometimes.The Doc said I SHOULD be all over it by then! I hope so. Here is to a good turn out!
75 posted on 03/09/2005 5:37:28 AM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Happy belated birthday SPOTSY!)
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To: dstarr
If someone who doesn't know better goes looking for us IN the park, they aren't going to find us there.

I don't know better. Can you give a street address or intersection crossroads for the rally location? Once I have this information, I can do a Mapquest search to find the out where the rally will be.

76 posted on 03/09/2005 2:22:17 PM PST by AlwaysFree (I think - therefore I'm Republican.)
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To: AlwaysFree

Check your Freep Mail.


77 posted on 03/09/2005 4:53:16 PM PST by dstarr (Proud widow of a Vietnam War and Korean War veteran)
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To: dstarr
Rolling Thunder has been taken care of...They have a fundraiser going on out on Ft. Bragg that same day.

Most of Ft Bragg is closed now...is the fundraiser in an area civilians can visit to support RT?

If someone who doesn't know better goes looking for us IN the park, they aren't going to find us there

Hey uhhh....maybe I need some freepmail too.

Anyone who wants one of those foam mitts with the index finger, check your local craft stores. I found a white one at Michaels this weekend.

Thanks for this valuable advice. If I find some I will pick up extras.

78 posted on 03/09/2005 6:26:51 PM PST by cf_river_rat
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To: cf_river_rat

Civilians can visit Ft. Bragg but be prepared to have your registration and proof of insurance with you. Sometimes I'm told, you might be asked for that information. Also, everyone in the car needs to have a picture ID. I don't think you have to have them for small children. You will be asked to open your trunk and probably the hood of your car so that they can be looked into. I don't think it takes long. I'll have to look and see where the fund raiser is going to be out there.

I think that's all that you would need to get on post. I'm not used to going through that as I have a sticker for my car and a dependent military ID.

If anyone knows otherwise about entry to Ft. Bragg for civilians, please post it.


79 posted on 03/09/2005 11:51:16 PM PST by dstarr (Proud widow of a Vietnam War and Korean War veteran)
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To: dstarr

bttt


80 posted on 03/10/2005 8:41:26 AM PST by bmwcyle (Washington DC RINO Hunting Guide)
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To: bmwcyle

The Rolling Thunder site just says that they will be taking donations for POW/MIA ribbons on Ft. Bragg. It doesn't say where on Bragg. My guess would be the commisaries and the PXs. There is a link to their site that you can cut and paste below.



http://www.rollingthunder-nc1.com/index.html


81 posted on 03/10/2005 9:57:09 AM PST by dstarr (Proud widow of a Vietnam War and Korean War veteran)
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To: dstarr

I used to turn on Gruber to cut over to All American but there's no Gruber Rd access from Bragg Blvd any more... straight across only. Where would I turn off Bragg Blvd (or Murchison) to go through the checkpoints and get to the PX?

I still don't have a clue to meet everyone else on 3/19.


82 posted on 03/10/2005 6:05:20 PM PST by cf_river_rat
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To: Huber

Bump to let you know we're finally getting that Channel 14 interview in the morning!


83 posted on 03/10/2005 6:08:05 PM PST by TaxRelief (Support the Troops Rally, Fayetteville, NC -- March 19, 2005)
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To: dstarr

We're making BIG signs to direct people to our "Support the troops" event.


84 posted on 03/10/2005 6:10:37 PM PST by TaxRelief (Support the Troops Rally, Fayetteville, NC -- March 19, 2005)
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To: cf_river_rat; All

We will be at ROWAN PARK off of HAY ST and WOODSIDE, in downtown Fayetteville. You will get a Freepmail on Wednesday with specifics.


85 posted on 03/10/2005 6:12:52 PM PST by TaxRelief (Support the Troops Rally, Fayetteville, NC -- March 19, 2005)
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To: tgslTakoma
I've got our room reserved

Where is everyone staying? We just maybe can make this!

86 posted on 03/10/2005 9:16:49 PM PST by PistolPaknMama (Will work for cool tag line.)
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To: TaxRelief
You will get a Freepmail on Wednesday with specifics

Can you add me to the FReepmail list? This is looking more do-able on our end. I would LOVE to see everyone too!

87 posted on 03/10/2005 9:33:55 PM PST by PistolPaknMama (Will work for cool tag line.)
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To: TaxRelief
We're making BIG signs to direct people to our "Support the troops" event.

Ahhhh, but will those BIG signs be legal??

(Just kiddin' around...)

88 posted on 03/11/2005 4:09:42 AM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: PistolPaknMama

You have freepmail...


89 posted on 03/11/2005 4:11:24 AM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: TaxRelief
Bump to let you know we're finally getting that Channel 14 interview in the morning!

BTTT !! And break a leg!

90 posted on 03/11/2005 4:12:55 AM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Ping for anyone you know in NC.


91 posted on 03/11/2005 4:16:55 AM PST by SE Mom (God Bless our troops.)
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To: TaxRelief

I'm a little confused about the venue......

Is there a parade or is the location the park where it was last year , or both?


92 posted on 03/11/2005 4:42:35 AM PST by bert (Peace is only halftime !)
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To: bert

We will all meet at the grass strip across from Rowan Park, on Woodside, at 10:30 am.

The location will be well marked.


93 posted on 03/11/2005 6:54:16 AM PST by TaxRelief (Support the Troops Rally, Fayetteville, NC -- March 19, 2005)
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To: Huber
busloads of leftist activists...

Hmmm, sounds like I'll need to bring the EXTRA-Strength pesticide for this one. Do ya think a 55-gallon drum of alien urine will be sufficient?

94 posted on 03/11/2005 4:09:40 PM PST by Deadbug Dale (Earth First... Let's Make Mars our Bitch.)
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To: Mudboy Slim
...FReepers from Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina and DC ...

Sorta sounds like the start of a reunion tour. Yup. A shout out to my "homies" FReeping in TX.

95 posted on 03/11/2005 4:20:35 PM PST by Deadbug Dale (Earth First... Let's Make Mars our Bitch.)
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To: cf_river_rat

You can get to the north PX by going to either Randolph St or Butner Rd. If you turn at Butner Rd, you can see the PX off to your forward left. Go through the checkpoint and turn left at the next light. The PX will be on your right. If you turn at Randolph St., go to the next light and turn right. Stay on this road. The PX will be on your left.

For directions, Freep mail me and tell me where you are coming from so that I will know which way to tell you to come in to town.


96 posted on 03/11/2005 9:04:26 PM PST by dstarr (Proud widow of a Vietnam War and Korean War veteran)
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To: TaxRelief
How did the interview go, TR ?
97 posted on 03/12/2005 9:02:58 AM PST by clyde asbury (The shareef don't like it. [He thinks it's not kosher.])
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To: tgslTakoma
..will those BIG signs be legal??

I wonder if the big signs are any more legal if displayed on RVs or buses.

I know we have at least one person with us in an RV.
98 posted on 03/12/2005 9:12:47 AM PST by clyde asbury (The Shereef don't like it. [He thinks it's not kosher.])
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To: SC Swamp Fox; TaxRelief

99 posted on 03/12/2005 9:21:07 AM PST by gitmo (Thanks, Mel. I needed that.)
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To: clyde asbury
By all means, direct the RV person to the PAJAMAHADEEN Cookbook - MOAB thread

Last year, signs of any real size were prohibited; we even had to cut some in half and have two people hold them. The lefties, of course, didn't abide by the size restrictions.

Although we were legally precluded from using it along the lefty parade route, we were able to use the MOAB at our final gathering spot at the park.

100 posted on 03/12/2005 9:40:11 AM PST by tgslTakoma
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