Skip to comments.LIVE Report From Crawford (3,000 folks now and STILL COMING!)
Posted on 08/27/2005 10:02:40 AM PDT by TXBubba
Just talked to Basil on site in Crawford, Texas. Currently there are about 100 folks there helping to set up. They have not received word about the caravan arrival in Waco yet. JimRob is riding with the caravan. She thinks it might get to Crawford around 1:00 p.m.
Basil says the stage is set up, the sound system is excellent and they have hung the most beautiful banners overnighted by W04Man on the stage. A big thanks for the banners, they are much appreciated!
Someone arrived early and hung yellow ribbons everywhere.
They have an American flag that is about 50 feet by 40 feet. Children of military personnel serving in the Middle East have written notes to their parents on the stripes of this flag. A very touching thing to behold.
The HOT Chapter booth is being unloaded right now. The will sell buttons made by Angelwood to help off set costs.
Someone rented the Community Center for our use so there is access to AC. However, they also have 10 tents set up. And there is a Moonwalk for the kiddos.
To top everything else there is BBQ on the grill! Basil is the official taster and says it is great!
That is all the news I have at the moment. It is hard to get a cell phone connection to Crawford but when I hear more I will try to update everyone.
And it can only be good for us that Mort is marrying a Republican. : ). I'll give them a pass since they are filmed on Friday.
LOL--"Peace House Heroes"! Perfect! Wish the sign was bigger though, like a billboard.
Thanks for the update, Right_in_Virginia. No sense wasting time there. Maybe Sunday morning programs will have something, but I'll not hold my breath.
Claiming death threats is the last resort when you've been shouted down by voices of reason. Sounds like Fenton Communications is doing their job.
I don't think we need very deep pockets to start a streaming video link here at FR. People out in the field could send video reports to that link, or to John or Jim. We could keep most things covered that way.
Teresa Ediger, of Dallas, Texas, holds a poster of her son, who is currently serving in Iraq, while she cheers at a pro-Bush rally, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, in Crawford, Texas. About a thousand people turned out to show their support at a rally for President Bush and the troops. The pro-Bush caravan was coordinated by Move America Forward, a group led by former Republican California Assemblyman Howard Kaloogian and strategist Sal Russo, who in 2003 launched one of the two simultaneous efforts to recallCalifornia's then-governor, Democrat Gray Davis. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Press # 7 to leave comments..........
A young pro-Bush supporter watches during a pro-Bush rally outside the Crawford Community Center in Crawford, TX. Tensions mounted in President George W. Bush's hometown, as a small army of his supporters poured in to challenge demonstrators opposed to the war in Iraq.(AFP/Jim Watson)
I thought it was over 3000 people?
As well you should be! There are always a few of us lurking about and keeping an eye on all you newbs. 8^)
abt. 61,000 at 4:07 pm pdt. Since first post this morning over 6,000 views per hour.
Pro-Bush supporters rally outside the Crawford Community Center in Crawford, TX. Bush warned of more sacrifices ahead in Iraq, while thousands of his supporters and anti-war protesters flooded this one-stoplight Texas town near his ranch.(AFP/Jim Watson)
Thank you! And a happy 1st anniversary to you too.
You "oldtimers" are the backbone of FR. :)
A person writes 'God Bless!' on a U.S. flag that will be given to troops stationed in Iraq during a pro-Bush rally, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, in Crawford, Texas. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Small army of supporters....wow, do you know how big the whole army must be!!!!
Why would the VRWC wanna hurt her....she's shooting her self in the foot daily. Maybe she had it in her mouth this time when it went off.......and it hurt her ears.
Pooooooooooor Sinnin Cindy the Seditious Bar Ditch Big Itch was alledgedly threatened. If theres any waste of life, she is it...... alive, not dead.
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