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Free Republic Tenth Anniversary Plans (Vanity)
Me ^ | 06-18-06 | WestVirginiaRebel

Posted on 06/18/2006 2:36:47 PM PDT by WestVirginiaRebel

The tenth anniversary of Free Republic is coming up (this November!) As a result, I would like to see some sort of a get-together take place, in either San Diego, Arizona, Texas or Florida (or some other venue in a Freeper-friendly part of the country). What I would really like to see is someone, perhaps a well-known or wealthy lurker, help organize a Freeper Convention that would include banners, flags, Freeper stuff for sale at booths, a Freeper "museum" with displays centering on famous Freeper moments (threads, Freeper Actions, well-known and infamous Freepers, and Freeper lore, etc). Also, I'd like to see a well-known guest speaker emcee the event (Rush Limbaugh? Ann Coulter?) For entertainment, I'd like to see Toby Keith, Alan Jackson, Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Cosby or some other well-known, preferably conservative (or at least not rabid left-wing) entertainers. Any plans afoot for something like this? It would be a blast and we could all get to meet each other in person (travel arrangements could be made for Freepers in other countries).


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KEYWORDS: anniversary; branson; centralflorida; freeperanniversary; lasvegas; sandiego; texas
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Any thoughts or ideas?
1 posted on 06/18/2006 2:36:49 PM PDT by WestVirginiaRebel
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To: WestVirginiaRebel; Oldeconomybuyer
threads

I would like to see a list of the Top 100 threads in FR history. I'm pretty sure FReeper Oldeconomybuyer's WORLD TRADE CENTER would be the greatest thread of all time.

2 posted on 06/18/2006 2:39:21 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

Maybe we could have get-togethers in more than one place. I mean, the DC crowd does so much to represent us FReepers. We could bring our laptops and contribute live to the same thread! Oh well, that's why I'm not an event planner......


3 posted on 06/18/2006 2:39:53 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: WestVirginiaRebel
Great Idea! 10 years already? BJgate seems like it was only yesterday.
4 posted on 06/18/2006 2:42:05 PM PDT by operation clinton cleanup
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist; unixfox

I have UnixFox's WTC thread saved. I read it it from time to time. That day was when I really became a FReeper..


5 posted on 06/18/2006 2:46:56 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Allah is the opium pipedream of a desert pedophile...Freeper Ax)
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To: Jim Robinson

Ping.


6 posted on 06/18/2006 2:47:49 PM PDT by jigsaw (Bill Clinton, you can't fondle the truth.)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel; Repub4bush

If it will be a large gathering, Las Vegas is always good in terms of number of hotels with a wide range of prices. (And of course other fun stuff to do. ;))

If we could get Rush to speak, that would be awesome!

The only downside is that Kos will think we are copying them, as far as the location, lol.


7 posted on 06/18/2006 2:50:11 PM PDT by KJC1
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

Yes, let's storm the Capitol and burn it down!


8 posted on 06/18/2006 2:51:07 PM PDT by thoughtomator (A thread without a comment on immigration is not complete)
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To: KJC1

Do we really care what the Kosmonuts think?


9 posted on 06/18/2006 2:52:35 PM PDT by yevgenie
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To: operation clinton cleanup

Maybe we can do a re-enactment of Clinton's impeachment. Some lucky FReeper will have to play Slick.


10 posted on 06/18/2006 2:53:02 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: thoughtomator

I doubt that will be needed since there won't be any Democrats there...


11 posted on 06/18/2006 2:53:17 PM PDT by Deagle (n)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

Texas, Texas, have it in Texas!

We have the greatest number of Freepers and we always give the MOST during the fund-raiser.

Is there someone going to be the keeper of the Freeper 10-Year Celebration Planning?

(I can't volunteer, I just got a new horse.)


12 posted on 06/18/2006 2:53:26 PM PDT by squarebarb
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To: cardinal4

I read it too every now and then. I have the original saved. I predict it'll get BUMPED heavily as this is the 5th anniversary of the attacks.


13 posted on 06/18/2006 2:54:12 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: squarebarb

You have a second...


14 posted on 06/18/2006 2:54:31 PM PDT by Deagle (n)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

San Diego would be a great place for this event.
Great weather in Nov. many great venues, SD International Airport located less than 5 mins. from downtown. Amtrack located downtown.
Tons of Hotels.
San Diego has a large number of FReepers and close for FReepers in Orange Co., LA, & Ventura Cos., etc.

Also we have the largest concentration of military here in San Diego in the world

We have the world famous Zoo, Sea World, Beaches, etc.


15 posted on 06/18/2006 2:55:56 PM PDT by SoCalPol (.We Need a Border Fence Now.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Maybe we can sell raffle tickets for that honor to cover the expense of the Monica stand(?)in.
16 posted on 06/18/2006 2:56:16 PM PDT by operation clinton cleanup
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To: Deagle

and a third! Let's volunteer someone ELSE! Kidding, kidding!


17 posted on 06/18/2006 2:56:46 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: WestVirginiaRebel
I think I became a Freeper when Al Gore tried stealing the election. The threads back then where also huge.

I remember back then that if you didn't close out your html tags, then they would propagate to the next posts, until someone posted with the close tags.

18 posted on 06/18/2006 2:58:43 PM PDT by lormand (We are blessed by the stupidity of our political opponents.)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel
I love t6he idea. But in terms of the all time gonzo great organic coming together, there will never be anything to equal the great Free Republic Inaufural and Count The Silverware Party when we threw Algore out of Cheney's house and told Bill Clinton to "Drop the cigar, step away from the intern and come out with your pants up!"

We went on so long, they had to throw us out of the hotel at about 3:00AM!

19 posted on 06/18/2006 2:59:18 PM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: SoCalPol

Yes, but we Texans have drought, the Rio Grande swarming with illegals, I-35 packed with Mexicans driving semis and completely unsure of what SPEED LIMIT 70 MPH means, greasy baby backs, good rodeo and Billy Bob's.

What more could you want?


20 posted on 06/18/2006 2:59:51 PM PDT by squarebarb
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To: Jimmy Valentine

Sorry! Spelling is a challenge, but I hope all get the idea!


21 posted on 06/18/2006 3:00:34 PM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: lormand

Ah, the good ole days... hmmm, you must be young if it took you that long to see the light...ha. That was the 17th event for me...heh.


22 posted on 06/18/2006 3:01:39 PM PDT by Deagle (n)
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To: SoCalPol

I would vote for San Diego any day of the year! Not so terribly far from us, and a beautiful city!


23 posted on 06/18/2006 3:02:37 PM PDT by ladyinred
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To: SoCalPol
San Diego gets my vote!
24 posted on 06/18/2006 3:04:26 PM PDT by South40 (Amnesty for ILLEGALS is a slap in the face to the USBP!)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

We could have an award ceremony. Funniest FReeper would definitely go to Dead (or at least he'd get my vote). If the FR booked an event w/ someone like Toby Keith or Alan Jackson, I'd skip a summer vacation and save my "pennies" for a fall trip just about anywhere. How 'bout Memphis? Nashville's real nice.


25 posted on 06/18/2006 3:05:22 PM PDT by neefer ("It takes a village" and a few loyal henchmen)
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To: trooprally

ping for future ref


26 posted on 06/18/2006 3:06:51 PM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: KJC1

Rush?

We should get Ann Coulter.


27 posted on 06/18/2006 3:10:48 PM PDT by I got the rope
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

Columbia Disaster (W Coast Freepers)
of course, "Post 442" - Buckhead


28 posted on 06/18/2006 3:13:47 PM PDT by IslandJeff (who drove the red sports car?)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

My nomination for best thread of all is the break up of the Columbia, where a Texas FReeper was the first eye witness to report it.


29 posted on 06/18/2006 3:16:55 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: WestVirginiaRebel; Landry Fan; BillF; Albion Wilde; maica; BufordP; Fraxinus; 3D-JOY; tgslTakoma; ..

ping to our D.C. Chapter list.

A very interesting idea.


30 posted on 06/18/2006 3:17:28 PM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: I got the rope

Yes, Ann might actually come.

I vote Ann Counter, she's conservative commentator and comedienne rolled into one package the guys love to oogle.

I vote TEXAS, because it is midway in the country to make it fair for DC FReepers to pay the fare. DC FReepers are the best!

Also, I could visit my family and thus justify the plane ticket cost.


31 posted on 06/18/2006 3:18:31 PM PDT by patriciaruth (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1562436/posts)
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To: All; cardinal4
How about some big, color prints of this?


32 posted on 06/18/2006 3:28:14 PM PDT by johnny7 (“And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda... what's Fonzie like?!”)
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To: patriciaruth; All

San Diego was my own personal first choice-great weather, plus it has a beautiful Convention Center and the Hotel Del as venues.


33 posted on 06/18/2006 3:31:17 PM PDT by WestVirginiaRebel (Common sense will do to liberalism what the atomic bomb did to Nagasaki-Rush Limbaugh)
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To: johnny7

There ya go! The impeachment reenactment would be great, too. I get to be Henry Hyde! (That way I can break tradition and kick Arec Bardrin's ass)


34 posted on 06/18/2006 3:32:40 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Allah is the opium pipedream of a desert pedophile...Freeper Ax)
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To: squarebarb
Texas, Texas, have it in Texas!

Hell yes!

35 posted on 06/18/2006 3:34:57 PM PDT by humblegunner (If you're gonna die, die with your boots on.)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

I would like Anna Kournikova to be my escort, and my wife to be thrilled about it.


36 posted on 06/18/2006 3:35:07 PM PDT by Coop (Jack Murtha - Semper Treasonous)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

Love San Diego. Went to high school and college there.

Just think it would be fairer to make the trip more midpoint in the U.S. for fairness

Also, why give a blue state our travel dollars? I think we should have this get together in a red state.

Texas, Ohio, or even Florida.

If you're going to do California, then make it Fresno, home of FreeRepublic and convenient for Jim Robinson.


37 posted on 06/18/2006 3:36:52 PM PDT by patriciaruth (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1562436/posts)
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To: Coop

It would be fun to actually see you Coop.

Not that you'd be seeing anything except Anna if she was your escort....


38 posted on 06/18/2006 3:38:05 PM PDT by patriciaruth (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1562436/posts)
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To: kittymyrib

I think Buckhead and the night FR brought down Dan Rather and CBS should be in the top three.


39 posted on 06/18/2006 3:39:19 PM PDT by patriciaruth (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1562436/posts)
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To: KJC1

Along with Rush, the invite list could include many of the top conservative talk show hosts and writers. It would be very interesting to see who would accept.


40 posted on 06/18/2006 3:41:28 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: KJC1
If it will be a large gathering, Las Vegas is always good in terms of number of hotels with a wide range of prices.
.........
The only downside is that Kos will think we are copying them, as far as the location.

Fr was already in Vegas back in '02.

41 posted on 06/18/2006 3:46:16 PM PDT by uglybiker (Don't blame me. I didn't make you stupid.)
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To: patriciaruth

TEXAS gets my vote, mid-country, easier for more folks to get to.

bump!!


42 posted on 06/18/2006 3:49:59 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (“Double or triple our troubles and we would still be better off than any people on earth.”---Reagan)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

we should invite OIF vet Luke Stricklin to play.

http://www.lukestricklin.com/


43 posted on 06/18/2006 3:56:13 PM PDT by Landry Fan (Diana Irey for Congress. Murtha needs to go.)
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To: uglybiker

NYC... or DC would allow for more media coverage.


44 posted on 06/18/2006 3:57:09 PM PDT by johnny7 (“And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda... what's Fonzie like?!”)
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To: prairiebreeze

Texas or DC


45 posted on 06/18/2006 3:59:03 PM PDT by Tampa Caver
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To: patriciaruth

San Diego is a RED County.
Largest Republican County in CA


46 posted on 06/18/2006 4:00:53 PM PDT by SoCalPol (.We Need a Border Fence Now.)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel; Howlin; trooprally; Jim Robinson; NordP; doug from upland; Bob J; kristinn; ...
November? How about a LOT of local Chapter events and tie it in with Get Out The Vote effots?

And/or as a FReepathon tie-in.

I could symbolically carry the Eternal Flame torch Live Thread Ping List from one Chapter event to another but since I'm driving an old car that doesn't do warp speed, the events would have to be sequential, not simultaneous... ;^)
47 posted on 06/18/2006 4:02:24 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Defend the Constitution! Represent LAWFUL Constituents! SEAL THE BORDERS NOW)
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To: johnny7

We have in San Diego, FOX, NBC, CBS, ABC, etc.that feeds all over the U.S.


48 posted on 06/18/2006 4:03:18 PM PDT by SoCalPol (.We Need a Border Fence Now.)
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To: onyx

ping


49 posted on 06/18/2006 4:04:29 PM PDT by SoCalPol (.We Need a Border Fence Now.)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

Freeper sleepers (footed jammies for the pajamadeen).


50 posted on 06/18/2006 4:05:04 PM PDT by wizr (John 3:16 & 17)
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