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San Diego After Action Report - "You Don't Speak For Me, Cindy" Tour
FR ^ | 8-24-05 | Bob J

Posted on 08/24/2005 11:27:50 AM PDT by Bob J

Just returned from the "YDSFMC" Tour in San Diego. I arrived shortly after 8am when the scheduled press conference with Howard Kaloogian was to begin. The YDSFMCT RV was parked right at the curb, adorned with MAF and YDSFMCT banners. I spoke briefly with Howard and he mentioned they were a little late getting started as some people had trouble finding the KOGO buiding. (Personally, I checked the map on the MAF website and was able to drive right to it.)

KOGO had set up an outside "easy up" type tent where Roger Hedgecock was already doing his morning radio program. There was also a small riser with a podium and mic next to it where Howard and Deborah Johns of Marine Moms would speak.

There were about 50 "YDSFMCT" supporters, about 25 counter protestors and 20 media people (It looked like most of the SD media was there). The counter protestors had hand made signs with the usual anti-Bush and "Really, we really do support the troops, really!" type signs but the YDSFMCT basically had mass produced reversible "MAF" and "Support Our Troops" Sign. If I could make a suggestion, at future stops we need better and bigger hand made signs.

The event basically lasted one hour spanning the Hedgecock show. I assume he moved indoors after that as he is on for more than one hour. Roger interviewed Howard, Deborah Johns and other supporters. Their message was clear and I think it went well!

During this hour, the two sides continually chanted and shouted slogans. The "Surrender NOW" group would chant "Shame on Bush" and the YDSFMCT group would chime back "SHAME ON YOU!"...heheh. There was some shouting and taunting between the two but basically it went well.

One thing that was apparent, I don't think any of the actual tour members, other than the main MAF RV had arrived nor were they going to arrive. Jim nor Syncro were there. I phoned Jim and got a machine. Howard mentioned they were at separate hotels and there were some problems getting directions straight, etc. Too bad. I hadn't seen Jim nor Syncro in a while and was hoping to catch them. I also wanted to check out Jim's new van lift that we raised funds for and purchased primarily so Jim could take part in events such as this. Next time I guess.

I was able to finally meet John and Robert from MAF, who have been the central organizers of the tour. Very nice gentleman. After the event I spoke at length with Howard about his upcoming run for the Congressional seat being vacated by the disgraced Randy Cunningham. It looks good for him!

Sorry, I left my camera on the kitchen table so hopefully MAF will post pic at their website later.

BTW - For those of you who don't know Howard, he is the retired CA Assemblyman who initiated and ran the campaign to oust Grey Davis. He is very popular among pubbies and conservatives in CA.


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; US: California
KEYWORDS: aar; caravan; kaloogian; kogo; maf; rogerhedgecock; sandiego; talkradio

1 posted on 08/24/2005 11:27:52 AM PDT by Bob J
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To: Bob J

Thanks for the report and many thanks for what you are doing for America.


3 posted on 08/24/2005 11:33:32 AM PDT by OldFriend (MERCY TO THE GUILTY IS CRUELTY TO THE INNOCENT ~ Adam Smith)
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To: Bob J

Thanks for the update. What's MAF?


4 posted on 08/24/2005 11:36:47 AM PDT by Coop (www.heroesandtraitors.org)
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To: Coop; Bob J
Oh, duh. MAF = Move America Forward
:-p
5 posted on 08/24/2005 11:38:17 AM PDT by Coop (www.heroesandtraitors.org)
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To: Bob J
Heard Roger Hedgecock hosting the San Diego Rally. TO ALL Harley Riders: NEW YORK MYKE (Owner of S D HARLEY store) is RIDING IN THE CONVOY. N Y MYKE is a VIETNAM VET. He flew back from New York to join in on this demonstration.
6 posted on 08/24/2005 11:45:36 AM PDT by radar101
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To: Bob J

What do you mean "You Don't Speak For Me, Cindy" , I represent all mothers who dishonor their sons. How dare you?.

/Sarcasm off

7 posted on 08/24/2005 12:00:35 PM PDT by sr4402
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To: Bob J

Glad you were able to make it to the Caravan rally, Bob.

Thanks for the report.

Since Jim did not know early where everyone would be staying, he made hotel reservations at the scheduled stops last week.

He and Syncro will be at the 4th Annual FreeRepublic picnic on the 10th. How about planning to spend a couple of days in Fresno?

We promise good food and great company. :)


8 posted on 08/24/2005 12:32:18 PM PDT by JustAmy
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To: radar101
"TO ALL Harley Riders: NEW YORK MYKE (Owner of S D HARLEY store) is RIDING IN THE CONVOY. N Y MYKE is a VIETNAM VET. He flew back from New York to join in on this demonstration."

HALLELUJAH and PRAISE the Lord...now let's go kick some butt!! :)

It does my heart well to see Vietnam Veterans take a stand against those Vietnam hippie loonies...IT'S PAY BACK TIME! Thank you veterans for fighting the inside war in our own country against this clymers and defending your brothers and sisters at war in Iraq...NEVER AGAIN SHALL THEY SPIT ON OUR SOLDIERS GRAVES OR FACES!! THANK YOU V.V!
9 posted on 08/24/2005 12:44:40 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: sr4402
Sheesh.

Just look at Satan (with the "S" for Satan cap on) lurking in the background of that pathetic photograph.

10 posted on 08/24/2005 12:50:49 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (**AT THE END OF THE DAY, IT IS NOT SO MUCH "WHO" WE STAND FOR, BUT RATHER "WHAT" WE STAND FOR**)
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To: Bob J

11 posted on 08/24/2005 1:12:46 PM PDT by Feiny (The only way to bag a classy lady is to give her two tickets to the gun show... ...)
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To: RoseofTexas

My sentiments, Exactly!


12 posted on 08/24/2005 1:43:20 PM PDT by radar101
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To: All
Anyone who thinks Hanoi Kerry and Hanoi Jane
aren't behind the anti war crowd
needs to get a clue.






13 posted on 08/24/2005 3:53:25 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Never Forget)
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To: Bob J

Viet Nam vets....this is wonderful.

God bless everyone who's making this effort to NEVER EVER let that happen again!!


14 posted on 08/24/2005 3:57:55 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Lord, we need a Logan miracle for Simcha7 and Cowboy. Please.)
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To: Bob J

Good going and thanks for the report!


15 posted on 08/24/2005 4:07:21 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: Bob J

Is this the only thread? Seems like more folks would have checked in by now with some pics.


16 posted on 08/24/2005 4:36:51 PM PDT by countess
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To: countess

I have Roger Hedgecock on...he was interviewing someone in the caravan who said they're running a couple of hours late.


17 posted on 08/24/2005 4:53:55 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Lord, we need a Logan miracle for Simcha7 and Cowboy. Please.)
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To: Bob J


BTTT!

Thanks for the report.


18 posted on 08/24/2005 4:56:52 PM PDT by onyx (North is a direction. South is a way of life.)
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To: onyx

Would you STOP stalking me?

Sheesh!


:)


19 posted on 08/24/2005 4:59:29 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Lord, we need a Logan miracle for Simcha7 and Cowboy. Please.)
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To: Brad's Gramma


No can do...lol.


20 posted on 08/24/2005 5:00:35 PM PDT by onyx (North is a direction. South is a way of life.)
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To: onyx

LOL!!!


21 posted on 08/24/2005 5:02:37 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Lord, we need a Logan miracle for Simcha7 and Cowboy. Please.)
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To: sr4402

Heheh...


22 posted on 08/24/2005 6:52:43 PM PDT by Bob J (RIGHTALK.com...a conservative alternative to NPR!)
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To: JustAmy

You know if we can make it we'll definitely be there! The Fresno FReepers put on the best BBQ!


23 posted on 08/24/2005 6:53:35 PM PDT by Bob J (RIGHTALK.com...a conservative alternative to NPR!)
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To: countess

I'm not sure how many SD FReepers were there or how early the word was put out.


24 posted on 08/24/2005 6:54:35 PM PDT by Bob J (RIGHTALK.com...a conservative alternative to NPR!)
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To: Brad's Gramma; All
I have Roger Hedgecock on...he was interviewing someone in the caravan who said they're running a couple of hours late.

Did you hear Roger Hedgecock say on his radio program around 5:00 pm that he found out today that Cindy did NOT raise Casey.....his step-mother did? He said she was just an egg donor. Has anybody else heard this?

25 posted on 08/24/2005 7:26:44 PM PDT by CAluvdubya (Let's Roll----- Get out of the way Cindy!)
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To: Bob J

:) Looking forward to seeing you in Fresno.


26 posted on 08/24/2005 7:33:48 PM PDT by JustAmy
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To: CAluvdubya
Did you hear Roger Hedgecock say on his radio program around 5:00 pm that he found out today that Cindy did NOT raise Casey.....his step-mother did? He said she was just an egg donor. Has anybody else heard this?

I missed Roger's show this afternoon, but why would Casey have a step-mother when his father just recently filed for a divorce from Cindy?

27 posted on 08/25/2005 1:15:00 AM PDT by heleny
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To: Bob J; All
Mike Rosen just confirmed this interview on his 7:55am mountain time promo. Melanie Morgan and Deborah Johns at 10:00am Mountain (12 ET) on KOA 850am, today, Thursday August 25th.

http://www.850koa.com/

Listen Live link on the left side navigation bar near top left side of the page.

28 posted on 08/25/2005 7:33:50 AM PDT by ajolympian2004
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Give 'em hell shipmate!!!!

Desert Storm Maritime Patrol Bubba


29 posted on 08/25/2005 9:34:31 AM PDT by NFOShekky (Freedom Is Never Free.)
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