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LIVE THREAD: H.O.T. CHAPTER'S CRAWFORD SUPPORT PRES. AND TROOPS RALLY (8/13/05)
Link to Announcement Thread ^ | Saturday, August 13, 2005 | Kristinn

Posted on 08/13/2005 6:55:59 AM PDT by kristinn

The Heart of Texas Chapter of FreeRepublic.com is holding a rally in Crawford, Texas today to show America's support for our troops, President Bush and the war on terrorists in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere around the world.

The rally will be held at noon at the Crawford Civic Center at 1000 4th Street.

Freepers are coming from near and far to join the H.O.T. Chapter in Crawford. If you live within four hours drive of Crawford, it's not too late to hit the road and get on down there.

Folks in attendance will be calling in to me, Brad's Gramma and Jeff Head with live updates from the scene. I am told that cellphone coverage in Crawford is spotty. However, it may have gotten better of late.

We'll see.

Hat's off to Basil, Doctor Raoul, The Sarce and 2ndAmendmentMama (and anyone else) who've been scrambling the past two days to make this happen. Good luck!


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aar; cindysheehan; crawford; elpresidente43; hot; hotchapter; mediacircus; rally; simplemindedobls; supportbush; supportcasey; supporttroops
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EAGLES UP !!!
1 posted on 08/13/2005 6:55:59 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Cool! How many people expected?


2 posted on 08/13/2005 6:57:19 AM PDT by MaineVoter2002 (http://jednet207.tripod.com/PoliticalLinks.html)
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To: All
First report: Everyone's cell phone is going straight to voicemail, LOL!

Hopefully that means they're driving to Crawford and are just in dead spots.

3 posted on 08/13/2005 6:57:33 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

BTTT


4 posted on 08/13/2005 6:57:40 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (Tampa Bay, Fl. The lightning capital of the world!)
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To: kristinn

GO HOT! Orayers and best wishes to all who arrive to support our troops!


5 posted on 08/13/2005 6:57:51 AM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: tiredoflaundry

Morning, tol. I wish I could be there.


6 posted on 08/13/2005 6:58:27 AM PDT by Bahbah (Air America: kids-for-kilowatts)
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To: tiredoflaundry

BTTT...and Godspeed to all!


7 posted on 08/13/2005 6:58:54 AM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Bahbah

Morning! I know I wish I could be also!


8 posted on 08/13/2005 6:58:59 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (Tampa Bay, Fl. The lightning capital of the world!)
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To: MaineVoter2002
No idea. Could be a few dozen, a few hundred or several thousand.

Reportedly, a radio personality with one of the stations that bailed on their own rally today is holding one in Crawford this morning on his own.

Maybe the two crowds can hook up.

9 posted on 08/13/2005 6:59:52 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn
I hope we can get pictures from FReepers at the Rally...


10 posted on 08/13/2005 6:59:59 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: tiredoflaundry

Me, too! I am so proud of our fellow Freepers!!


11 posted on 08/13/2005 7:00:30 AM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: kristinn

Awesome! Proud you all!


12 posted on 08/13/2005 7:00:59 AM PDT by Ros42
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To: kristinn
a radio personality with one of the stations that bailed on their own rally today is holding one in Crawford this morning on his own.

Darrell Ankarlo. Great guy. I heard him on the Tony Snow show.

13 posted on 08/13/2005 7:01:26 AM PDT by Bahbah (Air America: kids-for-kilowatts)
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To: kristinn

Live Thread. BTTT.

14 posted on 08/13/2005 7:01:33 AM PDT by Dutchgirl ("Before you go to bed, Give your troubles to God. He'll be up all night anyway. "Alice)
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To: kristinn

FOX just showed a few seconds, said about fifty pro-Bush people were there. Do we have an honest count on how many anti-Bush people are at "Camp Casey?" From the close-in photos I've seen it only looks like about thirty.


15 posted on 08/13/2005 7:01:57 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: All

Have any local Talk Radio stations been informed?


16 posted on 08/13/2005 7:02:48 AM PDT by MaineVoter2002 (http://jednet207.tripod.com/PoliticalLinks.html)
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To: kristinn; Brad's Gramma; Doctor Raoul; basil
Good job freeps!
17 posted on 08/13/2005 7:03:12 AM PDT by Diva Betsy Ross (Code pink stinks!)
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To: kristinn

My heros in action, AGAIN! Good luck, kristinn. Prayers for success go with you.


18 posted on 08/13/2005 7:04:14 AM PDT by kitkat ("We're not going to let anybody frighten us from our great love of freedom." GWB, 7/22/05)
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To: kristinn

Bump to keep updated.


19 posted on 08/13/2005 7:04:48 AM PDT by zlala (I used to have a handle on life but it broke.)
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Sic 'em kids. Wish I could be there.


20 posted on 08/13/2005 7:05:52 AM PDT by Stegall Tx (This space intentionally left blank.)
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To: kristinn
Just be careful of folks like this!



21 posted on 08/13/2005 7:07:21 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (Tampa Bay, Fl. The lightning capital of the world!)
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To: nina0113

All of the estimates I have read about the folks at Camp Cindy (seeing as this is really all about Cindy, not Casey), have hovered around 50. Most accounts have just used the word "dozens," which leads me to believe that there's more along the line of a few dozen there than many dozen. Some of the generous reports put the number closer to 100.

It seems as if we've already about matched the number at Camp Cindy. Not too bad, considering it's the beginning of the day, and that the leftists have had to reach far and wide among all the unemployed moonbats in the nation to scrounge up a relative handful of protestors.


22 posted on 08/13/2005 7:07:31 AM PDT by The Phantom FReeper (So? People in Hell want ice water.)
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To: kristinn

You guys make us proud!


23 posted on 08/13/2005 7:07:57 AM PDT by johnny7 (I like ya, Lloyd. I always liked ya. You were always the best of 'em.)
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Second update:

Basil and Doctor Raoul are on site. The location is a gravel area about the size of a football field and-a-half. No shade :-(

They're grabbing a bite to eat before things get too busy.

24 posted on 08/13/2005 7:09:00 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Thanks, kristinn, for all you do, and the freeps you do/help.


25 posted on 08/13/2005 7:10:58 AM PDT by mathluv (Mercy shown to an evil man is cruelty to the innocent.)
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To: nina0113

For all the talk about hordes descending on Crawford, the lefties have averaged around 50 to 100 all week.


26 posted on 08/13/2005 7:11:29 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn
I wish I was in Texas. According to MapQuest, it waould be a trip of 783 miles. I could be there in 4 hours if I averaged 195 mph.....

Do Good!

27 posted on 08/13/2005 7:11:46 AM PDT by rface ("...the most schizoid freeper I've ever seen" - New Bloomfield, Missouri)
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To: kristinn

GOD BLESS YOU ALL! PLEASE KNOW ALL OF US ARE THERE WITH YOU IN SPIRIT.
IF YOU SEE "W", TELL HIM WE LOVE HIM.


28 posted on 08/13/2005 7:11:56 AM PDT by Virginia Queen (Virginia Queen)
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To: kristinn; Doctor Raoul

DOC you are amazing. Good work traveling to Texas : )))


29 posted on 08/13/2005 7:12:06 AM PDT by alisasny (We get 4 more years, you get OBAMA...: ))
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To: nina0113

Surfer Guy, on Tony's show yesterday, reported 23.


30 posted on 08/13/2005 7:12:09 AM PDT by mathluv (Mercy shown to an evil man is cruelty to the innocent.)
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To: kristinn

Good luck and Godspeed!


31 posted on 08/13/2005 7:12:50 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: mathluv

This morning I heard the Professional Griever say that the President's motocade had passed them yesterday going "really fast" (implying the President was somehow cowardly, I guess) and asking what was he afraid of since we are "peace people." I just watched film of the motorcade passing Camp Cindy and they were not driving "really fast." This woman cannot tell the truth about anything.


32 posted on 08/13/2005 7:13:54 AM PDT by Bahbah (Air America: kids-for-kilowatts)
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To: mathluv

Thanks.


33 posted on 08/13/2005 7:14:10 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: MaineVoter2002

Yes. Press releases went out to many of them.


34 posted on 08/13/2005 7:15:54 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: tiredoflaundry
HA! Judging by what I saw on FOXNews last night... that sums up their male contingency.
35 posted on 08/13/2005 7:16:37 AM PDT by johnny7 (I like ya, Lloyd. I always liked ya. You were always the best of 'em.)
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To: Bahbah

I saw that on tv too - not even raising a dust cloud.


36 posted on 08/13/2005 7:16:51 AM PDT by mathluv (Mercy shown to an evil man is cruelty to the innocent.)
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To: The Phantom FReeper
All of the estimates I have read about the folks at Camp Cindy (seeing as this is really all about Cindy, not Casey), have hovered around 50...
From Yahoo! NEWS photos, here is a photo of the opposition:
Photo
Reuters
Fri Aug 12, 5:23 PM ET
Anti-war protester Cindy Sheehan (L) of Vacaville, California, a mother who lost her son U.S. Army Specialist Casey Austin Sheehan who was serving in Iraq, holds up a cross bearing her son's name as the motorcade of U.S. President George W. Bush passes by her protest in Crawford, Texas August 12, 2005. Dozens of protesters voiced their opposition to the Iraq war as Bush was travelling to a neighbouring ranch for a Republican Party fundraiser. REUTERS/Jason Reed

37 posted on 08/13/2005 7:17:43 AM PDT by RonDog
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To: johnny7

:-)


38 posted on 08/13/2005 7:19:16 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (Tampa Bay, Fl. The lightning capital of the world!)
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To: kristinn

Fantastic! I'd be there if I weren't, well...........in Ohio. ;)


39 posted on 08/13/2005 7:20:38 AM PDT by ohioWfan (If my people which are called by my name will humble themselves and pray......)
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To: kristinn

Wish we were still at Ft. Hood -- I would love to be there.

Bless you all!!


40 posted on 08/13/2005 7:21:10 AM PDT by Kewz1
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To: kristinn

Prayers that this rally is successful and will have lots of people show up! Wish I didn't live clear across the state--I would love to be there to shout 'em down. Let the troops and the President see how patriots can rally for support!


41 posted on 08/13/2005 7:22:03 AM PDT by LUV W (A BAD DAY FOR THE DIMS IS A GOOD DAY FOR THE COUNTRY!!!!!! GO BOLTON-CLEAN HOUSE AT THE UN!!! :o))
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To: kristinn; Brad's Gramma
Just like the Martha Burke scandals, it's nothing more than a media generated tempest in a thimble. There are maybe 25 people there, with enough props to make it look larger.

For everyone with H.O.T, and that prayer Warrior BG, go get 'em!

42 posted on 08/13/2005 7:22:57 AM PDT by Maigrey (There's a place in this world for all of God's creations ... right next to the mashed potatoes.)
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Interesting the disrespect and hostility the stalking Ms Sheehan shows the President, and this is the way he treated her....


43 posted on 08/13/2005 7:24:16 AM PDT by ohioWfan (If my people which are called by my name will humble themselves and pray......)
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To: nina0113

There was a bus load or so that came in yesterday from the Dallas area which claimed about 50 ppl. That maybe what the News is reporting...

A link: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1462254/posts?page=159#159


44 posted on 08/13/2005 7:24:20 AM PDT by deport (If you want something bad enough, there's someone who will sell it to you. Even the truth your way.)
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To: kristinn

Thank you to everyone attending today, to show the troops we support them and their mission 100%, unlike the other side which is giving aid and comfort to the enemy.


45 posted on 08/13/2005 7:25:16 AM PDT by Dane ( anyone who believes hillary would do something to stop illegal immigration is believing gibberish)
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To: Dane

Ditto


46 posted on 08/13/2005 7:26:17 AM PDT by Laverne
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To: kristinn

Bump for many return updates!


47 posted on 08/13/2005 7:26:50 AM PDT by ErnBatavia
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To: kristinn; Jeff Head
Prayers for our people that they may travel in safety to and from the site. Looking forward to a GREAT day! Thanks for all that your doing to assist in the "LIVE THREAD"!


GO FREEPERS!
48 posted on 08/13/2005 7:26:54 AM PDT by Issaquahking (Islam is TROP.POS! The muslim community refuses to stop it's radicals . So we will, one at a time!)
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To: ohioWfan

She is having a great time out there. It is like a party for her.


49 posted on 08/13/2005 7:27:00 AM PDT by Diva Betsy Ross (Code pink stinks!)
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To: kristinn

Thanks to all of you in Crawford for this service to our country!


50 posted on 08/13/2005 7:27:39 AM PDT by RedRover
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