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A THANK YOU TO FREE REPUBLIC - "You Don't Speak for Me, Cindy" Tour
Move America Forward ^ | 08/28/2005 | Melanie Morgan - Howard Kaloogian

Posted on 08/28/2005 2:30:59 PM PDT by Impeach98

Last night Melanie Morgan, Howard Kaloogian and a couple others (including myself) all had dinner in Dallas, Texas following the "You Don't Speak for Me, Cindy" Tour and rally in Crawford, Texas organized by Move America Forward and Free Republic.

Howard and Melanie wanted to figure out the best ways to thank Free Republic. They're thinking about sending out a letter, calling individual FReepers and a couple other steps since Free Republic once again played such a crucial role in fighting for the side of freedom, liberty, and support for our country's national security, values and heritage.

I suggested Howard and Mel do a post here at FR. Daunted by trying to figure out how to log in and make a post (with or without html) they instead asked if I could post something for them. So I told them to draft something up and email it to me and I'd get it up.

I'm sitting here at a Starbucks en route back to Sacramento aboard the motorhome we drove Deborah Johns in (along the caravan route). And in checking my email I found the following....

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Message to Free Republic Members,

Once again you have proven yourselves to be the most reliable foot soldiers in the conservative movement.

No matter where or when, no matter how daunting the challenge, we know we can count on Free Republic members to be at the ready to do what it takes to fight for the cause of freedom and liberty.

Your commitment to activism begins at the top of your network and extends to all members. We were so delighted to have Free Republic's founder, Jim Robinson and his wife, make the trek from Fresno down to Crawford with us.

Your members spread the word of the "You Don't Speak for Me, Cindy" Tour to friends, family members and co-workers. You called the news media on our behalf to insist that they cover our activities. You came out to greet us and cheer us on - even when we were running hours late, and despite the fact that often we gave you little advance notice of our arrival into town.

And so many Free Republic Members came out to join the caravan and the giant pro-troop rally in Crawford, Texas on Saturday.

There is a special thanks to the crew that was in Crawford in advance of the event -- doing the hard work of getting our site ready, helping with the program, providing food and beverage, and all the other great amenities that are too numerous to mention here.

It is no exaggeration to say that we could never have achieved the success we had on this trip without your direct participation, assistance and leadership. Our troops serving in the U.S. military and their families have once again been well served by your commitment to the principles that unite your membership.

Please accept this email as just one of many ways we wish to express our deepest appreciation for your help and admiration for your solid adherence to your beliefs. May you continue to speak out, take action and help move America forward without hesitation into the future.

Sincerely yours,

Melanie Morgan & Howard Kaloogian
Co-Chairs, Move America Forward
www.MoveAmericaForward.org


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Breaking News; Free Republic; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: caravan; cindysheehan; freerepublic; goodjobjoe; howardkaloogian; melaniemorgan; moveamericaforward; thankyou
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1 posted on 08/28/2005 2:31:01 PM PDT by Impeach98
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To: Impeach98
You and Howard are great voices for our side, Melanie.
2 posted on 08/28/2005 2:49:34 PM PDT by doug from upland (The Hillary documentary is coming -- INDICTING HILLARY)
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To: Impeach98

As a vietnam vet with 2 sons who are now Iraqii Freedom vets I would like to thank all the people who took the time to organize the event. We were there yesterday (saturday) and were overwhelmed with the enthusiasm and numbers of people to came, despite the Texas HEAT
!!. Hope it gets the coverage it deserves in the next few days.


3 posted on 08/28/2005 2:53:00 PM PDT by ladtx ( "Remember your regiment and follow your officers." Captain Charles May, 2d Dragoons, 9 May 1846)
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To: Impeach98; Jim Robinson

thanks to them for getting the ball rolling, and Eagles Up to those Freepers who helped by showing up, or by publicizing the event.

Free Republic is the #1 conservative web community in America, but our real strength comes when we actually engage ourselves in the real world.

A job well done to all.

RobFromGa

PS: Thanks to Jim and his wife for making the trip!


4 posted on 08/28/2005 3:01:55 PM PDT by RobFromGa (Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran-- what are we waiting for?)
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To: doug from upland; Jim Robinson
I second that!

And congratulations to JR himself for making the tour himself. We're all with you in spirit!

5 posted on 08/28/2005 3:08:26 PM PDT by Gumlegs
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To: Impeach98; Mama_Bear; gracie1; Enterprise; Saundra Duffy; lager; stuart weil; jkphoto; ...

Thank you "Move America Forward" for planning and getting this Caravan moving.

Thank everyone who participated in the Crawford event.

Pinging a few Fresno Freepers who were unable to make the trip but were there with you in spirit.

Impeach98 ..... let FreeRepublic know when you plan another event that we can support.


6 posted on 08/28/2005 3:23:30 PM PDT by JustAmy (God Bless our Troops and their Families.)
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To: Impeach98
I'm sure other freepers will join me in saying that this road runs both ways. Thanks to all of you at Move America Forward for all the contributions you made to this joint effort.

Personally, I think the rally was a huge success, and I feel very confident that our fighting forces will get word of, and be comforted by what happened in Crawford, TX yesterday.

7 posted on 08/28/2005 3:28:31 PM PDT by basil (Exercise your Second Amendment--buy another gun today!)
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To: Impeach98
Melanie Morgan & Howard Kaloogian......Now there is a class act. Please let them each know I would be glad to help them with HTML if they ever decide to post here.
8 posted on 08/28/2005 3:34:11 PM PDT by Diva Betsy Ross (Code pink stinks!)
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To: Impeach98

Enjoyed the rally at the Flyin J in Amarillo for all but the lost patrol.....ya'll need a GPS in the lead truck next time vs a wrong turn in Albuquerque........

Or a veteran with some pathfinder aka land nav & map reading skills........:o)


9 posted on 08/28/2005 3:36:53 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: Impeach98; kristinn; Doctor Raoul; Jim Robinson

Thank you all for all you do!!!


10 posted on 08/28/2005 3:41:00 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem !)
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To: Impeach98

That was a very nice message from them.


11 posted on 08/28/2005 3:43:36 PM PDT by summer
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To: Dog Gone; wesdale; HoustonCurmudgeon; Eaker; Flyer; weegee; TexasCajun; Ditter; Diddle E. Squat; ...


12 posted on 08/28/2005 3:46:52 PM PDT by Neets (I)
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To: Impeach98; All
God bless you all for your work to show the troops that we DO support their efforts on our behalf.

You folks stood for every one of us.

Thank You.
13 posted on 08/28/2005 3:47:12 PM PDT by fanfan (" The liberal party is not corrupt " Prime Minister Paul Martin)
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To: Impeach98; Neets
Melanie and Howard, you were the seeds. We just tended the garden. Thanks for letting us be a part of this great event!
14 posted on 08/28/2005 3:52:45 PM PDT by Flyer (Home from Crawford (Houston))
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To: Impeach98

BTTT


15 posted on 08/28/2005 3:54:56 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Impeach98

Melanie and Howard-

Thank YOU BOTH for all you did. It can't be said enough the feeling is mutual. Everyone involved with that rally and caravan...Thank you. It was a blessing to our troops and to all our spirits, I think, to see the Truth. That the real soul of the American people is NOT where the MSM would try to deceive us as being; against this country, against Our troops success in the mission they believe in, or against our President. Quite the opposite as we all saw and heard with our own eyes and ears.

May this only be the START of a long overdue backlash against those that would seek our defeat and endanger the lives of our troops for partisan gain.


16 posted on 08/28/2005 3:55:58 PM PDT by Soul Seeker
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To: Right_in_Virginia

Many thanks but thanks weren't necessary except to the photographers, which brings me to a very revealing photograph. The Cindy crowd with the collusion of the MSM has tried to give the impression that Cindy had a lot of supporters. In fact there were only about 1500 at any given time in the whole of Crawford and maybe only 200 with Cindy proper. As for her spontaneous 'grieving'...take a look at this photograph courtesy of LGF and Minnesocold:

http://198.65.14.85/Art/NewsArt/cindy05/03mediacrosses.jpg

Nothing spontaneous about it, is there?


17 posted on 08/28/2005 3:59:12 PM PDT by foreign devil
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To: All

Melanie Morgan & Howard Kaloogian...words cannot express the gratitude for all who participated in the Rally...
-from a group of Freepers in the Northwest Chgo. Suburbs


18 posted on 08/28/2005 4:02:04 PM PDT by vista500 (...I'll be waiting with my VISTA500!!)
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To: JustAmy

bumpity bump


19 posted on 08/28/2005 4:07:33 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Islam is not a religion, but rather a means of world conquest" - ALAN BURKHART.COM)
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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.

Dallas/Fort Worth Star-Telegram 8-28-05 Jack Douglas Jr.
CRAWFORD TX-
President Bush's supporters poured into Crawford by the thousands Saturday,
for the first time outnumbering war protesters led by Cindy Sheehan,
who began a vigil here three weeks ago,
demanding a personal meeting with the vacationing president
to talk about her son's death in Iraq.

Lame Stream Media : News Flash!

President Bush already met with Cindy Sheehan in June 2004 for 10 minutes.

From The Reporter, Vacaville, CA archive: Bush, Sheehans share moments.


Quit lying!!!!










20 posted on 08/28/2005 4:09:24 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Never Forget)
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