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LIVE THREAD 7th Annual FReep Against Liberal Media Bias & the White House Correspondents Dinner
Free Republic ^ | April 30, 2005

Posted on 04/30/2005 1:05:46 PM PDT by Howlin

The DC Chapter has begun its "7th Annual FReep Against Liberal Media Bias." The FReep is outside White House Correspondents Association dinner.

CSPAN Listing: “White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. President George W. Bush and comedian Cedric the Entertainer speak. 9:30PM.”


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Free Republic; Government; Political Humor/Cartoons; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: cedrictheentertainer; cspan; dcchapter; freepawards; laurabush; whcadinner; whcdinner
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1 posted on 04/30/2005 1:05:55 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Howlin

First update:
Still time for local FReepers to make this classic event! 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. EDT at the southeast corner of Conn. Ave. and T Street, across from the Hilton where the White House Correspondents Association dinner will be held. Kristinn and company have my number and will be calling in with a few "Live Action" comments.

CSPAN definitely plans to show up for tonight’s FReep. They've already recorded a phone interview with kristinn.

Previous threads: (Hypertext linking needed!)

D.C. Chapter v. Code Pink and Liberal Media, Three Game Series, 4/29 - 5/01/05
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1392878/posts

Nominations Needed for Free Republic's Faux News Awards
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1391399/posts

VOTING THREAD: Free Republic's Faux News Awards
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1393918/posts


2 posted on 04/30/2005 1:06:17 PM PDT by Howlin (North Carolina, where beer kegs are registered and illegal aliens run free.)
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To: Howlin; stayathomemom

Thanks (in advance) to both of you!


3 posted on 04/30/2005 1:06:57 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: 1stMarylandRegiment; 1Mike; 3catsanadog; ~Vor~; ~Kim4VRWC's~; A CA Guy; A Citizen Reporter; ...

"A GOOD TIME WILL BE HAD BY ALL" ping!


4 posted on 04/30/2005 1:07:23 PM PDT by Howlin (North Carolina, where beer kegs are registered and illegal aliens run free.)
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To: Howlin

Who won?


5 posted on 04/30/2005 1:08:23 PM PDT by Dog ( Premier news hound and proud member of FR's Pajama News Service...winner of several Buckeye awards.)
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To: Dog; stayathomemom; kristinn; Angelwood; BillF; BufordP; Jimmy Valentine's brother; bmwcyle; ...

Dunno; I just do the threads. Somebody will be along to tell us, I have no doubt.

StayAtHomeMom has a second update coming shortly.


6 posted on 04/30/2005 1:11:04 PM PDT by Howlin (North Carolina, where beer kegs are registered and illegal aliens run free.)
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To: Howlin

This weekend’s “D.C. Chapter v. Code Pink and Liberal Media, Three Game Series” has been threatened by rain delays. Last night was the Opening Game at Walter Reed Army Hospital. Both Gail Murphy and Media Benjamin came over to talk to our FReepers for about a half hour each.

But no rain delay tonight: The umpire just called “Play Ball” for tonight’s game. By now some FReepers should be on site with other FReepers still en route.

I’m standing by for a phone-in play-by-play.

Free Republic's Faux News Awards First Place Winner (by a landslide):
CBS News for the Sixty Minutes II broadcast on Sept. 8, 2004 that used forged documents to attack President Bush's Texas Air National Guard service

First Place Prize, created by Tiggles (tgslTakoma): A clay diorama of a knuckle-dragging, PJ-clad FReeper at the computer, with a tiny copy of the famous "Post 47" hanging on the wall."


7 posted on 04/30/2005 1:15:33 PM PDT by StayAt HomeMother
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To: Howlin

At last a different subject! Thanks for the ping. (Press conference in Albuquerque in about 30 minutes at the airport.)


8 posted on 04/30/2005 1:16:10 PM PDT by Carolinamom
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To: Howlin; mountaineer
Larry Klayman sends his regards! By the way, will tonight's awards ceremony participants have free beverages available?


9 posted on 04/30/2005 1:20:50 PM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: Dog
Who won?

I'm betting on our side :)

10 posted on 04/30/2005 1:22:58 PM PDT by Bahbah (Something wicked this way comes)
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To: Howlin
Media Research Center:
Dan Rather on Bill Clinton:
"I think he’s an honest man."

   O’Reilly: "I want to ask you flat out, do you think President Clinton’s an honest man?"
    Rather: "Yes, I think he’s an honest man."
    O’Reilly: "Do you, really?"
    Rather: "I do."
    O’Reilly: "Even though he lied to Jim Lehrer’s face about the Lewinsky case?"
    Rather: "Who among us has not lied about something?"
    O’Reilly: "Well, I didn’t lie to anybody’s face on national television. I don’t think you have, have you?"
    Rather: "I don’t think I ever have. I hope I never have. But, look, it’s one thing-"
    O’Reilly, jumping in: "How can you say he’s an honest guy then?"
    Rather: "Well, because I think he is. I think at core he’s an honest person. I know that you have a different view. I know that you consider it sort of astonishing anybody would say so, but I think you can be an honest person and lie about any number of things."
    O’Reilly: "Really?!?"
    Rather: "Yeah, I do."
    O’Reilly: "See, I can’t. I want my government to be honest across-the-board. I don’t want people lying."




11 posted on 04/30/2005 1:26:19 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: Howlin
Image hosted by Photobucket.com

I'm so mad at myself! I completly forgot the dinner was tonight!

I've got company coming and will miss it!

12 posted on 04/30/2005 1:26:45 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (Some stories have more spin cycles than my Kenmore washer!)
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To: StayAt HomeMother

Richard Gere, Goldie Hawn and Jane Fonda due there tonight! (along with Dick Cheney, Judges Scalia, Breyer and the QB from the NE Patroits)


13 posted on 04/30/2005 1:27:51 PM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: Howlin
As kristinn wrote on an earlier thread:

Last year, actress Drew Barrymore filmed us for a documentary she was working on.

Two years ago, the Garofalo Awards we presented outside the dinner were featured on Fox & Friends.

This year, we will be presenting the Faux News Awards to those in the media who ginned up news and scandals with very little or no factual basis. The nomination thread for the awards will be posted shortly.

After the freep, we will continue our tradition of going to the Hilton's bar and watching the dinner on C-SPAN while having dinner and drinks. …

We have a lot of fun at this one. This has become D.C.'s version of the Oscars: a star-studded night filled with wretched excess and pomposity.

14 posted on 04/30/2005 1:30:37 PM PDT by StayAt HomeMother
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To: Howlin; kristinn; stayathomemom

Kewl! Freep them gernalists, gerbilists, whatever....

Amazing that the Code Pinks "talked" with FReepers for a half hour. In Cold War terms, seems that they know we have the Internet, so there is no 'Mutual Assured Destruction' of the TRUTH, no detente!


15 posted on 04/30/2005 1:32:22 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (ATTN. MARXIST RED MSM: I RESENT your "RED STATE" switcheroo using our ELECTORAL MAP as PROPAGANDA!)
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To: Howlin; kristinn; stayathomemom

FreeRepublic: the 21st-Century MIRV -- now featuring Multiple independently targetable RESEARCH vehicles....


16 posted on 04/30/2005 1:32:58 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (ATTN. MARXIST RED MSM: I RESENT your "RED STATE" switcheroo using our ELECTORAL MAP as PROPAGANDA!)
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To: gopwinsin04

I have a question, why are Goldie Hawn, Richard Gere, and Jane Fonda going to the White House Correspondents Dinner--

What TV station, newspaper or magazine do they report to?


17 posted on 04/30/2005 1:52:30 PM PDT by Txsleuth (Mark Levin for Supreme Court)
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To: Howlin

Thanks Howlin for starting this thread.. One year I want to be part of this with the FReepers..seems like a LOT of fun & what a group of offerings to select from this year.

Just getting ready to go out shortly but will check in later...

Have fun everyone!


18 posted on 04/30/2005 1:53:09 PM PDT by DollyCali ("Thank you for your ANSWERS". POTUS to press at end of Presser 28April05)
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To: Txsleuth
Same reason Larry Flynt and Susan McDougal were invited.

It's the media's way of thumbing their noses at flyover country.

Same reason Greta invited Ozzie Osbourne to be her guest.

19 posted on 04/30/2005 1:57:03 PM PDT by OldFriend (MAJOR TAMMY DUCKWORTH.....INSPIRATIONAL)
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To: Howlin
From www.cspan.org:
Pres. Bush Speaking at Last Year's Dinner  
FROM WASHINGTON
Annual White House Dinner 
Pres. Bush is the keynote speaker at the White House Correspon-dents Association Dinner, held annually in the Grand Ballroom of the Washington Hilton. We'll air arrivals and related video, along with the President's speech and accompanying entertainment. Pres. Bush speaks at 10:05pm ET.
SAT. STARTING AT 6PM ET

THE WHCA WEBSITE

20 posted on 04/30/2005 1:57:34 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: RonDog

Oh, thanks. I meant to go look for that!


21 posted on 04/30/2005 1:58:04 PM PDT by Howlin (North Carolina, where beer kegs are registered and illegal aliens run free.)
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To: OldFriend

I really think Dan Rather should get a BIG award, but in my heart, I'm dying for the "Captured G.I. Doll" story to get something, too.


22 posted on 04/30/2005 1:59:41 PM PDT by Howlin (North Carolina, where beer kegs are registered and illegal aliens run free.)
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To: Howlin

When Matt Drudge was on Washington Journal yesterday he was showing Brian Lamb the laptop gadget he uses to update his site from anywhere anytime. He may have even updated it during the show. He is a guest of Wes Pruden and the Washington Times table and I have a hunch that he will be doing something live during the dinner.


23 posted on 04/30/2005 2:07:25 PM PDT by leadpenny
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To: Howlin
Bush, celebrities headline annual dinner

WASHINGTON It's time for much of official Washington to let its hair down.Tonight's annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner will feature a mix of political insiders and Hollywood elite.

It's usually a glamorous affair at a Washington hotel, headlined by the president's speech and awards for some reporters. The dinner will include the usual mix of Cabinet members and two Supreme Court justices.

But there's a dash of celebrity as well. Goldie Hawn, Richard Gere, L-L Cool J and Jane Fonda are among the stars invited by some news organizations, along with this year's Super Bowl quarterbacks -- New England's Tom Brady and Donovan McNabb of the Philadelphia Eagles.

The annual dinner began in 1914 as a bridge between the White House and its media corps. Presidents since Calvin Coolidge have attended.


Photo

Why would the race of the attendees be asked?.... any idea.
24 posted on 04/30/2005 2:10:52 PM PDT by deport (There are worse things than getting a wrong number call at 4 AM. It could be the correct number..)
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To: Howlin

Thanks for the ping


25 posted on 04/30/2005 2:11:30 PM PDT by Mo1 (Hey GOP ---- Not one Dime till Republicans grow a Spine !!)
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Jim Robinson; Howlin; Buckhead; TankerKC
Free Republic's Faux News Awards First Place Winner (by a landslide):
CBS News for the Sixty Minutes II broadcast on Sept. 8, 2004 that used forged documents to attack President Bush's Texas Air National Guard service...
See also, from:

Post 47 and RaTHergate
- The story of how CBS was caught perpetrating a hoax on the American People

Intellectual Conservative ^ | 17 September 2004 | by David M. Huntwork
Posted on 09/17/2004 10:47:05 AM PDT by Jim Robinson

The story of how CBS was caught perpetrating a hoax on the American People.

Poor Lt. Col. Killian died in 1984 but I believe he would be surprised at the stir he created some twenty years after his death. On the evening of September 8th, CBS's 60 Minutes II dropped what they considered to be a (rather convenient) "bombshell" regarding President Bush's service in the National Guard. Directly contradicting Defense Department records showing that in 1973 Lt. Col. Killian praised Mr. Bush's performance and approved his honorable discharge, four memos from Killian impugning the service of Bush during those years were produced with much fanfare. According to CBS, they consulted a handwriting analyst and document expert who believed the material to be authentic.

Few have published the origination of the chain of events that led up to the implosion at CBS and the stripping of all credibility from Dan Rather. The now famous Freeper Post #47 appeared just hours after the CBS expose on the online community www.FreeRepublic.com.

Post # 47 To: Howlin

Howlin, every single one of these memos to file is in a proportionally spaced font, probably Palatino or Times New Roman.

In 1972 people used typewriters for this sort of thing, and typewriters used monospaced fonts.

The use of proportionally spaced fonts did not come into common use for office memos until the introduction of laser printers, word processing software, and personal computers. They were not widespread until the mid to late 90's. Before then, you needed typesetting equipment, and that wasn't used for personal memos to file. Even the Wang systems that were dominant in the mid 80's used monospaced fonts.

I am saying these documents are forgeries, run through a copier for 15 generations to make them look old.

This should be pursued aggressively. 47 posted on 09/08/2004 8:59:43 PM PDT by Buckhead

A few hours earlier another alert Freeper had posted this just minutes after the CBS story aired. Already, the now obvious doubts about the Killian memos were raising a few eyebrows in the blogger community:

To: Howlin

WE NEED TO SEE THOSE MEMOS AGAIN!

They are not in the style that we used when I came in to the USAF. They looked like the style and format we started using about 12 years ago (1992). Our signature blocks were left justified, now they are right of center...like the ones they just showed.
Can we get a copy of those memos?

107 posted on 09/08/2004 5:19:00 PM PDT by TankerKC

The Minneapolis lawyers who run Powerlineblog.com were quickly notified. Two of the blog's readers directed their attention to post #47 on a FreeRepublic.com thread. That day's post on powerlineblog can be viewed here.

After that, the rolling snowball quickly became an avalanche. Several other major blogs, including www.Instapundit.com, quickly seized on this historic breaking story.  Less than twenty four hours after the initial Freeper posts, Drudge did what Drudge does best with the headline "Bloggers drive hoax probe into Bush memos..." 

CLICK HERE for the rest of that thread

26 posted on 04/30/2005 2:12:53 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: Howlin
but in my heart, I'm dying for the "Captured G.I. Doll" story to get something, too.

LOL!!! .. I forget about that story

27 posted on 04/30/2005 2:14:44 PM PDT by Mo1 (Hey GOP ---- Not one Dime till Republicans grow a Spine !!)
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To: Txsleuth

Is Jane reporting for the Hanoi Tribune?


28 posted on 04/30/2005 2:15:19 PM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Howlin
Both Gail Murphy and Media Benjamin came over to talk to our FReepers for about a half hour each.

Talk or screech? Looking forward to continued updates, BUMP!

29 posted on 04/30/2005 2:19:24 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Shut up Hillary.)
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To: Howlin
Lot's of good stuff tonight.

FReep 'em good!

30 posted on 04/30/2005 2:26:15 PM PDT by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served, to keep us free.)
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To: Howlin

Those who can't get CSPAN might looking for the White House Correspondent's Dinner at 10 on MSNBC.


31 posted on 04/30/2005 2:34:26 PM PDT by StayAt HomeMother
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To: StayAt HomeMother

Is it going to be LIVE on MSNBC tonight?


32 posted on 04/30/2005 3:01:24 PM PDT by Txsleuth (Mark Levin for Supreme Court)
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To: deport
The U.S. Secret Service has asked for the race of guests attending a media reception with Bush before the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner on Saturday. REUTERS/Jason Reed
And, here is the REST of that story, from www.reuters.com:
...The Secret Service said it routinely asks for information about the race of people who are going to be in close proximity to the president.

"It's nothing to do with racial profiling. We wouldn't tolerate any racial or cultural bias in these types of matters," Tom Mazur, spokesman for the Secret Service, said.

But he said he did not know whether race information had been requested for this reception in previous years.

The Secret Service, which is responsible for protecting Bush and his family, "routinely" asks for five "identifiers" of people who will be near the president to run through a criminal data base, Mazur said.

The five factors -- name, date-of-birth, Social Security number, gender and race -- are used to search the database "in a most timely and effective manner," he said.

"When the president travels or has events, this is information that is routinely requested," Mazur said.

White House spokesman Scott McClellan said the White House had not requested the information on race, and it was a law enforcement matter...


33 posted on 04/30/2005 3:03:17 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: Txsleuth

That redhead on the left of the camera screen is distracting. Sometimes she moves out of the way then head hairdo pops back in camer range.


34 posted on 04/30/2005 3:08:37 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Shut up Hillary.)
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To: RonDog

I'm watching this. It's pretty funny. There's a sort of a roped off area for I guess "celebrity watchers", there are a bunch of ladies in evening dress who look like they don't walk in heels very often. It's kind of a hoot.


35 posted on 04/30/2005 3:08:44 PM PDT by Bahbah (Something wicked this way comes)
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To: Txsleuth; StayAt HomeMother

Guests arriving. Live on C-SPAN now.


36 posted on 04/30/2005 3:09:00 PM PDT by leadpenny
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To: prairiebreeze

Note to self: preview is your friend

head = her

camer = camera


37 posted on 04/30/2005 3:09:40 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Shut up Hillary.)
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To: Bahbah

This is the kind of thread you find out who doesn't have a life.

Saturday night wathing people mill around on C-SPAN.

Present!


38 posted on 04/30/2005 3:12:17 PM PDT by leadpenny
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To: prairiebreeze

Most of the women who can walk in heels have dates. LOL. This is too funny. I need to do something productive, but I've been working in the yard all day and I'm exhausted.


39 posted on 04/30/2005 3:12:27 PM PDT by Bahbah (Something wicked this way comes)
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To: leadpenny

wathing and watching.


40 posted on 04/30/2005 3:13:03 PM PDT by leadpenny
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To: leadpenny

See my #39. But true, I have no life :)


41 posted on 04/30/2005 3:13:17 PM PDT by Bahbah (Something wicked this way comes)
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To: Bahbah

Naa, sit a spell and watch. You deserve it! :^)


42 posted on 04/30/2005 3:13:44 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Shut up Hillary.)
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To: RonDog
CBS left the PDF files up on its website, along with a little disclaimer:
THE DISPUTED DOCUMENTS:

View the documents used in the 60 Minutes report. CBS News cannot vouch for the authenticity of these documents:

43 posted on 04/30/2005 3:14:35 PM PDT by Milhous
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To: Bahbah

Al Franken makes a noisy entrance. yawwwnn..


44 posted on 04/30/2005 3:15:08 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Shut up Hillary.)
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To: Bahbah

Ok, you've got an excuse. I've been vegging most of the day.

Franken just showed up.


45 posted on 04/30/2005 3:15:21 PM PDT by leadpenny
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To: prairiebreeze
Maria Bartiromo was just on,she's a hottie!
46 posted on 04/30/2005 3:15:35 PM PDT by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served, to keep us free.)
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To: prairiebreeze

some of the dresses are UGLY--

Speaking of ugly, there is Al Franken---his wife looks rather dowdy in an unkempt way--look at her hair!

That is the way I wear mine when I work in the yard!!!!

Isn't it delicious to dish dirt like this....


47 posted on 04/30/2005 3:16:26 PM PDT by Txsleuth (Mark Levin for Supreme Court)
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To: mdittmar

Wonder if Franken will get drunk and insult E.D. Hill again. He got fairly abusive with others at this dinner before too I believe.


48 posted on 04/30/2005 3:17:28 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Shut up Hillary.)
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To: prairiebreeze
Is this the Hollywood Awards? Red Carpet.....Screaming Fans.....a Runway......Joan Rivers doing clothing commentary.....

Jane Fonda (Yuch!) just walked by........"Jane! Jane!"

Effin' wierd!

49 posted on 04/30/2005 3:18:35 PM PDT by DoctorMichael (The Fourth Estate is a Fifth Column!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: prairiebreeze

Watching Franken, I think he's already drunk. He's very funny looking as well. At least I recognize him. Who are these people?


50 posted on 04/30/2005 3:19:27 PM PDT by Bahbah (Something wicked this way comes)
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