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LIVE Report From Crawford (3,000 folks now and STILL COMING!)
Basil in Crawford | 8-27-05 | TxBubba

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.


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Breaking News; US: Texas; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aar; bush; caravan; cindysheehan; crawford; hatchapter; hotchapter; militaryfamilies; moveamericaforward; saltoftheearth; supportourtroops; texas; thankyoufr; troops
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To: sofaman
Hmm, I didn't consider that.... It would indeed become unseemly should the temptation to raise the wrong fingers prevail...

Still, we would have be harder to ignore if we were all right there in one place instead of three, fingers raised or not.
1,561 posted on 08/27/2005 4:05:20 PM PDT by EasySt (Life is precious, live it well.)
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To: Chena

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.


1,562 posted on 08/27/2005 4:05:47 PM PDT by pollyannaish
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To: TxBec

LOL--"Peace House Heroes"! Perfect! Wish the sign was bigger though, like a billboard.


1,563 posted on 08/27/2005 4:06:01 PM PDT by silent_jonny (Our Fallen Are Heroes, Not Victims)
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To: Right_in_Virginia
Let's face it, Fox News is becoming the "National Enquirer" of cable news. Their promos for tonight is for two hours of news from Aruba. Time to vote with the remote, friends.

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.

1,564 posted on 08/27/2005 4:06:17 PM PDT by JLO
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To: Earthdweller
Fox just reported Cindy is getting death threats..don't like were that is going.

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.

1,565 posted on 08/27/2005 4:06:25 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If you think you know what's coming next....You don't know Jack.)
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To: OKIEDOC
Where can we find someone with the deep pockets to start such a winning operation.

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.

1,566 posted on 08/27/2005 4:06:30 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: TXBubba

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)

1,567 posted on 08/27/2005 4:06:48 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
ALERT: FREEPERS
Call FOX News Channel: 1-888-369-4762

Press # 7 to leave comments..........

Bump...

1,568 posted on 08/27/2005 4:06:54 PM PDT by Libloather (Why are Democrats buried in nine foot graves? Deep down, they're good people...)
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To: TXBubba

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)

1,569 posted on 08/27/2005 4:08:11 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776

I thought it was over 3000 people?


1,570 posted on 08/27/2005 4:08:17 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: DJ MacWoW; EmilyGeiger
I've been here 5 years and I'm still intimidated by the "oldtimers". ;)

As well you should be! There are always a few of us lurking about and keeping an eye on all you newbs. 8^)

Nam Vet

1,571 posted on 08/27/2005 4:08:28 PM PDT by Nam Vet (There are two theories to arguing with women. Neither one works.)
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To: del4hope

abt. 61,000 at 4:07 pm pdt. Since first post this morning over 6,000 views per hour.


1,572 posted on 08/27/2005 4:08:31 PM PDT by gpapa (Boost FR Traffic! Make FR your home page!)
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To: Ursus arctos horribilis
Fox Breaking News Alert: Whoraldo will soon be swinging in the breeze from atop street sign in the Big Easy.


LOL..... that maybe truer than you know or he maybe treading water trying to keep his mustache above the water line or up the proverbial creek without a paddle. None sound to inviting.
1,573 posted on 08/27/2005 4:09:22 PM 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: AmericanMade1776

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)

1,574 posted on 08/27/2005 4:09:38 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: silent_jonny

Thank you! And a happy 1st anniversary to you too.


1,575 posted on 08/27/2005 4:09:53 PM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: Nam Vet; EmilyGeiger
As well you should be! There are always a few of us lurking about and keeping an eye on all you newbs. 8^)

You "oldtimers" are the backbone of FR. :)

1,576 posted on 08/27/2005 4:09:58 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If you think you know what's coming next....You don't know Jack.)
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To: DJ MacWoW
Precisely...Cindy's gang says she is getting death threats. "Quick! We're losing the sympathy of the American people...come on, come on, must think of something......(snaps fingers) Eureka!"
1,577 posted on 08/27/2005 4:10:48 PM PDT by shezza (God Bless Our Troops)
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To: AmericanMade1776

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)

1,578 posted on 08/27/2005 4:10:49 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776; Yaelle

Small army of supporters....wow, do you know how big the whole army must be!!!!


1,579 posted on 08/27/2005 4:10:52 PM PDT by TXBubba ( Democrats: If they don't abort you then they will tax you to death.)
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To: Earthdweller

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.


1,580 posted on 08/27/2005 4:10:54 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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