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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: Krodg
I was wondering about their report of a confrontation. Earlier there were reports of the Cindy camp disrupting our rally and now the reports from the media are saying we were disruptive.

The only disruption I saw was two guys that tried to walk through with a sign that said "Bush is a dictator" The sign went down fast and then the media surrounded the group. I couldn't see the rest.

1,781 posted on 08/27/2005 4:56:06 PM PDT by centexan (Go 1st Cav and 4th ID)
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To: WVNan

Nope, no crowd shot of our side but they did show a pro-Bush lady who actually made a point, and they showed enough of what she said that she got to MAKE her point. CindyLoon's rant did her and her side absolutely no good at all! I'm glad they showed the whole thing so viewers could see how loony and incoherent she was. And until this afternoon there was absolutely no coverage at all on FOX, so I figure any is better than none.

Did you see the shot of the horses walking down the street in Crawford? They had slogans like "Go home Cindy" written on their butts. :-)

1,782 posted on 08/27/2005 4:56:12 PM PDT by homemom (The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.)
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To: TXBubba; All

Howdy All!
I just got back from the rally in Crawford, it was Outstanding!
Thanks to all who put this event together.

1,783 posted on 08/27/2005 4:56:33 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: Leapfrog
Leapfrog -

I have a bunch of pixs that I took at today's rally also. Where are you hosting yours so you can post them here?

Thanks for any help. - zlala

1,784 posted on 08/27/2005 4:56:37 PM PDT by zlala ("History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." -Dwight D. Eisenhower)
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To: bitt

That was Shemane Nugent, Ted Nugent's wife. She is a sharp lady and can use tact whereas I wouldn't want to be one of cindy's leftist buddies when Ted was around. He can be very "direct and to the point". He is a very patriotic American.

1,785 posted on 08/27/2005 4:57:00 PM PDT by zip (Remember: DimocRat lies told often enough become truth to 48% of all Americans (NRA))
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To: GOP_Proud

***That was hilarious.***

GOP_Proud, I've tried and tried and tried to see that video clip of Bob Hope, but all I can get is computer language. Could you at least give me a clue as to what he says?

1,786 posted on 08/27/2005 4:57:40 PM 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: Soul Seeker
LOL!! Don't you love how the MSM is trying to lie to present themselves as being in a better position then they are, and they all can't even get on the same page! They are usually better at talking points. But, nope! 1000-1500-2000-3000. They can't make up their minds what it was. meanwhile we're staying consistent with out on the gourn reports which put it around 3000, and I trust them a hell of a lot more than I trust the upstaged MSM that just realized Cindy DOESn"T represent a majority.

So true, so true....

I wish this sort of thing happened everyday. I love it when we confuse the h*ll out of them. Maybe then a few of the snewzies would start to think about it and realize how wrong they are about conservatives.

Hey, I can dream, can't I? LOL

Now, back to planting shrubs. I'm driving my husband crazy running in and out to keep tabs on this thread. Go Freepers!

1,787 posted on 08/27/2005 4:57:51 PM PDT by mplsconservative
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To: Txsleuth
But, hey, it is more "politically correct" to cover a hurricane than a Pro-Bush, Pro-military rally! sigh

I don't mind them covering the hurricane. People need to be notified well ahead of time. Hurricanes are a life and death matter But they cover a heck of a lot of other stuff that isn't even fluff, it's less important than that.

1,788 posted on 08/27/2005 4:58:10 PM PDT by El Gato
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To: zlala; ValerieUSA
"Where are you hosting yours so you can post them here?"

On a private account.

Valerie may have some good tips for setting up what you're looking for, but I don't think she's back yet.

1,789 posted on 08/27/2005 4:59:32 PM PDT by Michael Goldsberry (an enemy of islam -- Joe Boucher; Leapfrog; Dr.Zoidberg; Lazamataz; ...)
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To: 1035rep

I don't even think SHE knew what she was trying to say! Perhaps she'd like to go over to Iraq and view the "damage" to their country in person?

Top of the hour . . . let's see if FOX continues to cover this.

1,790 posted on 08/27/2005 5:00:01 PM PDT by homemom (The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.)
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To: RoseofTexas
Sounds like she got her script all fuddled up and couldn't remember her lines! Bawhahahahha...I bet whoever is writing her talking points must be having a hissy fit!

LOL, I don't think she knows what she's saying anyway. Her voice is just an echo inside her hollow head.

1,791 posted on 08/27/2005 5:00:13 PM PDT by silent_jonny (Our Fallen Are Heroes, Not Victims)
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To: All
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1,792 posted on 08/27/2005 5:00:17 PM PDT by texjan
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To: Leapfrog

WOW .. Great Picture

1,793 posted on 08/27/2005 5:00:18 PM PDT by Mo1 (Hey Cindy ... tell us again why Our Country is not worth fighting for)
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To: silent_jonny
Sometimes...but not today! I was way too Sheehany today...

"I'm wait, wait...I need more wait, now I'm mad, no wait I need to not jump to conclusions. Yep, I'm, maybe not calm down." I usually try to keep my head together and stay calm in these situations. Sheesh! Get me a shrink!

That said, What a day. I really can't tell you how much I appreciate and respect all those who braved the heat and spent the money for tickets/gas to go down and represent all of us. I am proud to be a part of it, no matter how tangentially.
1,794 posted on 08/27/2005 5:00:24 PM PDT by pollyannaish
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To: silent_jonny

"Rovegoggles?" Any news camera can do the same thing :)

You are obviously ready for a higher level, I'll tell
the Modulator.

1,795 posted on 08/27/2005 5:00:30 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Bassfire

Fantastic Photos. Thanks.

1,796 posted on 08/27/2005 5:00:34 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Earth to liberals, we were not in Iraq on 9/11 so how did the war cause terrorism again?)
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To: TxBec
Lemme see if I can post them elsewhere.

Your Yahoo link worked fine.

1,797 posted on 08/27/2005 5:00:58 PM PDT by silent_jonny (Our Fallen Are Heroes, Not Victims)
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To: Leapfrog
Ok, thanks...I'll keep looking for someplace to put them.
1,798 posted on 08/27/2005 5:01:05 PM PDT by zlala ("History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." -Dwight D. Eisenhower)
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To: TxBec

Thanks for posting the pictures.

1,799 posted on 08/27/2005 5:01:15 PM PDT by NavySEAL F-16 (Proud to be a Reagan Republican)
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To: jennyjenny he wasn't prepared....

I wondered that too. Greg Kelly has seemed to be an ok guy...he did a good job of reporting during the war. But, today, he seemed like he'd lost his notes or distracted by someone speaking in his ear piece.

1,800 posted on 08/27/2005 5:01:22 PM PDT by 4integrity
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