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[KEYES] Great Success With Our ''Support The Troops Weekend!''
Email from Keyes Media Central ^ | Sept 28, 2005 | Keyes Media Central and

Posted on 09/28/2005 2:42:19 PM PDT by Syncro

Subject: [KEYES] Great Success With Our ''Support The Troops Weekend!''

We had GREAT success with our "Support The Troops AND Their Mission" Weekend in D.C. - Click Below to Help Us Pay For Our Great Pro-Troops Rally:

Donate Now!

This is a SPECIAL MESSAGE from Alan Keyes' "Keyes Media Central" and

ALERT: With your help, we were able to STAND UP to "anti-war mom" Cindy Sheehan and her radical left-wing friends, who all came to Washington, D.C. for four days of "hate-America" rallies, speeches, concerts and marches. Our GREAT pro-troops rallies and counter-protests were covered by every major network and newspaper, and broadcast LIVE by C-SPAN all Sunday afternoon!

Here's a brief rundown of our four-day "Support The Troops AND Their Mission" Weekend:

You can view pictures from the entire four-day "Support The Troops AND Their Mission" Weekend here:

TAKE ACTION: Cindy Sheehan and the radical Left's "anti-war" weekend DID NOT go unchallenged! The mainstream media would have liked nothing better than to give our side - the side of the majority of Americans - little or no coverage. So we made sure our pro-troops rally was a HUGE event, so they couldn't ignore us!

Check out some of the news coverage here:

If you weren't able come that weekend, WE STILL NEED YOUR HELP! This rally -- and the events around it, including counter-protests on Friday and Saturday, and Congressional lobbying on Monday -- cost us literally TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS.

I've got to be very up front with you here -- we simply were NOT able to afford this, unless we knew that folks like YOU would be helping out. Our bank accounts were DRAINED during the big "summer donor slump" with our nationwide ads countering Cindy Sheehan and our trip to confront her in Crawford Texas, along with all of our national ads and activities supporting Judge John Roberts' nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Please make your best contribution TODAY - this pro-America rally was put together quickly and we need every person reading this to rise up on behalf of our troops. Their cause is just - and they deserve our thanks.

If you've already given, I'm asking you to make a sacrifice, and give again if you can.

If you haven't given yet, THIS IS THE TIME. We need your help RIGHT NOW.

PLEASE, give your best donation for last weekend's event that NO ONE will be able to forget.

We think it's worth it. We think AMERICA is worth it.

What do you think?

Please click through below to make your best donation TODAY, to show these radical leftists -- and the rest of America -- that we're FED UP with their hate-filled nonsense, and that the MAJORITY of this country SUPPORTS our President and our troops:

If you prefer to contribute by check, please mail to:
Dept. Code 23
PO Box 20275
Washington, DC 20041-2275

NOTE: Please help us pay the costs for last weekend's HUGE pro-Troops, pro-America weekend -- make your best contribution TODAY:

View pictures from the entire four-day "Support The Troops AND Their Mission" Weekend here:

Be sure to forward this message to EVERYONE on your e-mail list who wants to help FIGHT BACK against these radical "hate-America" groups, and show them, the media, and the rest of America that we SUPPORT the troops AND their mission. Thank you!


William Greene, President

TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: aar; dcchapter; freerepublic; grassfire; keyes; mydcsearch; protestwarriors; rally; rightmarch; supportourtroops; supporttroopsweekend
Great synopsis of the whole "Support The Troops And Their Mission" Weekend.
1 posted on 09/28/2005 2:42:22 PM PDT by Syncro
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To: Dr. Zoo; Jim Robinson; everyone; CounterCounterCulture; Impeach98; kristinn; Landry Fan; ...

The link I posted at the top is to the pictures from RightMarch that are in the Email.

2 posted on 09/28/2005 2:45:27 PM PDT by Syncro (Free Republic: Talk AND Action. FR rocks!)
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To: Syncro

Thanks, buddy!

3 posted on 09/28/2005 4:01:24 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
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To: Syncro

Very nice - I like the pictures a lot!

4 posted on 09/28/2005 5:20:59 PM PDT by Impeach98
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To: Syncro; All

But .. there wasn't 500,000 or anything close to that on the left. It was probably closer to 10,000 at best. Some guy took the photos by Reuters and blew up the picture so he could get a better count. He came up with 6747 - that's all. So .. allowing 10,000 allows for some of their group who might not have been at that particular event.

Also .. a person who was there said that during the march, she saw several people go through the line 3-4 times. That of course was to deceive people into believing their group was larger than it really was.

I saw a picture where a bunch of FR people gathered in behind the haters to block them from doing that.

5 posted on 09/28/2005 5:24:50 PM PDT by CyberAnt (America has the greatest military on the face of the earth.)
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To: CyberAnt
Yea, a lot of them went around several times.

They always exaggerate, but I imagine they had more than 10,000. Three hours plus the river of flotsam (Vagrant, usually destitute people) and jetsam ( Discarded odds and ends) scum babbled by.

They met their match what with all the patriots lining the streets! Our voices got hoarse letting them know that they are traitors.

6 posted on 09/28/2005 10:06:11 PM PDT by Syncro (Free Republic: Talk AND Action. FR rocks!)
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To: Syncro
Sync, is there a summary anywhere that details the expenses (and receipts to date) that supports the request for additional donations? Both MAF and RightMarch are claiming "tens of thousands of dollars" of expenses (in addition to other participants asking for donations). Couldn't have cost that much...
7 posted on 09/29/2005 12:08:22 AM PDT by Bob J ( conservative alternative to NPR!)
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To: Syncro


8 posted on 09/29/2005 12:10:44 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Syncro
This heavily-covered rally, with thousands of attendees

Is this an embellishment? I mean I read the thread and the turn out was guestimated at about 400-600. Thousands? Have we developed million man march math?

9 posted on 09/29/2005 5:19:13 AM PDT by joesbucks
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To: anyone

STILL! uploading pics and Video from that weekend!

Sad though reflections...

a) OUR " Support The Troops " " Defend the White House " -
and all Patriotic SIGNS were hand made...THEIRS were all pre-fab and mass produced!----for kids who were very passionate about the war--you'd think you'd see MORE hand made signs??--guess when someone else makes the plans and pays for everything for you it's an easy thing to just show-up..

b) from the pics and vids you'll see 70% of the " Anti-American " " Anti-War " kids were..well....KIDS!! about 17, 16, and under!

the OTHER extreme were the remaining people--OVER 60-70! A-TYPICAL " Ed-Ashners want-a-be " types...and Teachers...

c) THEY wore " banadanas " while parading around giving the finger and screaming as their faces turned purple....

WE..Supporting Our Troops and Nation had no reason to hide..Truth never does...

d) a p.s. : What DOES giving the " Bird " have to do with your free speech and presenting your case??

e) Afetr watching the SAME CROWD march around the BLOCKS for the THIRD,. FOURTH, FIFTH time it got stale...even the police were gripping on how to stop them from just walking in one big circle!...

f) speaking of the very poltie and professional DC police force--My personal thanks AND...form the pics and vids..

you will see--and not wonder--WHY were the POLICE FACING OUTSIDE??--TOWARDS the Libbies and Communists and Anarchists in bandanas?? and NOT facing IN towards us??

Well--hopefully I will finish putting the pics up here today--Freepers!! Protest Warriors!! Right March!!

We even had a CLUB GITMO gaint banner too! Rush would be proud!

Until later...finishing up!

Darth AirBorne

p.s. anyone from Media Freeper land who wants copies just PM me.

10 posted on 09/29/2005 7:42:18 AM PDT by AirBorn
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To: Syncro

Re: Counterprotest of the CANSWER march.

A slight correction. We were only on one block, albeit a very large one in front of the J Edgar Hoover building.


11 posted on 09/29/2005 8:51:18 AM PDT by sauropod (Polite political action is about as useful as a miniskirt in a convent -- Claire Wolfe)
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To: joesbucks

More than one embellishment.

Our side does not need to embellish. I wish these fundraising letters would cut that out.

12 posted on 09/29/2005 8:52:49 AM PDT by sauropod (Polite political action is about as useful as a miniskirt in a convent -- Claire Wolfe)
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To: Syncro
Hey Syncro-it was great to meet you! I hope this finds all well with you and yours.

I wish Dr. Keyes had been there and spoke to our group on Sunday. Our speakers would have gone 5 hrs instead of 4 and 1/2!!

I did meet Mr. Greene, the author of this message. What a great bunch of people we had!

There are more good links than you can shake a stick at here:

But especially be sure to check this out... IRAQ-SONGSWritten and Recorded by American Soldiers in Iraq another possibility for the "I Love FR" recording!

13 posted on 10/03/2005 7:16:57 PM PDT by cf_river_rat ("This place has got everything" - Jake Blues)
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To: sauropod
Yea, they pushed the numbers a little.

And also for the other side. No way did they have 500k. They went around and around many of them.

That being said the area where we were in front of the FBI building is the equivalent of about 5 blocks in my neighborhood.

It's kind of hard to get everything right and also post a report so close to the event.

But then that is what FR is for: to correct the mistakes and embellishments on our side as well as theirs.

I think it is a good message that RightMarch sent out via the Keyes organization.

Oh and it was GRATE to see ya again, 'Pod!

Thanks for all of your pictures and comments!
14 posted on 10/05/2005 3:35:48 PM PDT by Syncro (Free Republic: Talk AND Action. FR rocks!)
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To: cf_river_rat
It was an honor to meet you and your lovely wife and fantastic kids! What a rockin' family you gots there.

It was a good turnout and a great event for sure.

I looked at your links, thanks. Lots of pictures and songs.

I hope to see you at the next one!

15 posted on 10/05/2005 3:49:15 PM PDT by Syncro (Free Republic: Talk AND Action. FR rocks!)
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To: Bob J

Bob, I think they are all jealous and want a 40' Motor Home like Jim's...

16 posted on 10/05/2005 4:22:37 PM PDT by Syncro
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To: Bob J

Here's a portion of one summary from a RightMarch e-mail BEFORE the Rally:

ALERT: What did you do yesterday?

I wrote checks.

First, I wrote a check for $7,500.00. That covers rental, delivery, set up, load out and operation of a sound system to cover at least 20,000 people at this weekend's "Support The Troops AND Their Mission" Rally.

Then I wrote a check for $427.08, to cover our portion of the fee for holding a press conference at the National Press Club last week, announcing our plans to hold this four-day pro-troops series of rallies and counter-protests against Cindy Sheehan,, and their far-left cohorts coming to Washington, D.C. to "protest".

Next, I wrote a check for $5,414.93. That one was for the stage company, to erect a stage large enough to hold a band, a dozen military families, Iraq war veterans, Congressmen, UK politicians, and loudmouths like me for hours on end.

After that, I wrote a check for $1050.00, for six hours on-site coverage of an ambulance service. Yes, this is *required* by the Park Police for a rally as big as the one we're putting on for the troops.

Finally, I finished off my day by writing a check for $2033.00... for porta-potties. I never knew it cost so much for a couple dozen "johns", but I'm sure willing to pay someone else to pick them up after it's all over.

That was my day. Over sixteen THOUSAND dollars paid out, all for our "Support The Troops AND Their Mission" weekend.

$16,425.01 in just ONE DAY. We've already paid several thousand dollars for transportation, lodging, etc. And there's more bills on the way, totaling MANY thousands more dollars.

I think it's worth every penny, to show the Left, the Media, and the rest of America that the "silent majority" DOES support our brave men and women in uniform. They're willing to risk it all for us.

What are we willing to do for them?

TAKE ACTION: I'll be honest with you -- these events have drained our bank account. We don't have a "sugar daddy" like the Left does, with billionaire socialist George Soros. We need your help NOW.

I need you to make a donation right away, to help us cover these costs. Whether it's $10 or $10,000 -- PLEASE make your best contribution by clicking here:

17 posted on 12/03/2005 6:11:00 PM PST by profg
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To: profg

What were MAF's expenses?

18 posted on 12/04/2005 11:13:00 PM PST by Bob J ( conservative alternative to NPR!)
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