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Two Weeks After March 17, C-SPAN Asks Gathering of Eagles: "Any upcoming pro-troop events?"
Sunday, April 1, 2007 | Kristinn

Posted on 04/01/2007 4:49:18 PM PDT by kristinn

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To: kristinn
In Tucson we have a Support The Troops rally twice a month in front of Davis-Monthan Air Force base. (No moonbats.) Sometimes we have up to 100 people, sometimes only about 15-20. The only news team that has covered it is Japanese Public TV once.

You don't need moonbats to encourage the troops. Listen, Americans and FReepers, if you've got a base in your town, get together with a few people, grab some flags and head out there on a Saturday morning. Since there's no moonbats you can get any number of community organizations involved. Make your signs with large letters and easily readable from a distance so they don't think you're anti-Americans.
51 posted on 04/01/2007 8:13:19 PM PDT by \/\/ayne (I regret that I have but one subscription cancellation notice to give to my local newspaper.)
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To: kristinn; tgslTakoma; All

Congratulations on prodding C-SPAN! Thank you and congratulations to all you freepers who called, wrote, emailed CSPAN about not covering GOE! When is the Ft. Benning event usually scheduled? (The one that Eve Tidwell has that HUGE flag made by the children?) Think that might qualify for CSPAN?


52 posted on 04/01/2007 8:13:45 PM PDT by JoyjoyfromNJ (Psalm 121)
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To: kristinn; You Dirty Rats; ExTexasRedhead

Looks like C-spam put their money on the wrong horse. Actually on the wrong end of a horse which is what the answer group is. And maybe they are tired of covering yesterday's news.

Thanks for staying in there, kristinn. This is great news for the Gathering of Eagles--they made quite an impression. And this is only the beginning...


53 posted on 04/01/2007 8:36:44 PM PDT by GoldwaterChick (Never give in, never give in, never, never, never give in. Winston Churchill Oct. 29, 1941)
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To: RaceBannon

BTTT!!!!!


54 posted on 04/01/2007 8:52:19 PM PDT by sweetiepiezer (A life time member of the VRWC!!!!!)
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To: Jewels1091

bttt


55 posted on 04/01/2007 8:52:42 PM PDT by battleax
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To: kristinn
They could have taped the Gathering of Eagles and broadcast it later that day. I lost a lot of respect for C-SPAN that weekend.

Even though I called them early, right after hearing that they would not be covering the GoE, it was obvious that the receptionist had either been receiving lots of complaint calls already, or else she herself was puzzled at why they weren't covering it.

I wish I could make it to Rolling Thunder, but if I'm lucky, my brother will be back from Iraq that weekend and we have our own small (family) rally planned! :-)

56 posted on 04/01/2007 9:10:53 PM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: kristinn

My wife and I put our bodies and feet into March 17, and now our money will also go where our mouth is. Thanks again for keeping up with the GOE website as well. It is still a great place to stay up on current events.


57 posted on 04/02/2007 12:38:06 AM PDT by WINGED PEGASUS
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To: kristinn

Sounds like some of the media is waking up.


58 posted on 04/02/2007 1:52:13 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: tgslTakoma

I'm leaning toward the belief that C-SPAN and all of the other MSM hadn't a clue as to how many supported the troops. Maybe, now that they realize how many do and how many are veterans, they think this is bigger news that the commies carrying communists signs and flags at the anti-war protests.

Or maybe the MSM is starting to get scared cause people are starting to find out who ANSWER really is.

It surely has a lot to do with the hard work of FReepers in getting the real conservative news out.


59 posted on 04/02/2007 4:01:15 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Do not think our patience has no end. (beachy 3/22/07))
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To: beachn4fun

bttt


60 posted on 04/02/2007 4:14:38 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Freep Fox they drop the ball on GOE)
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To: bmwcyle

Good morning


61 posted on 04/02/2007 4:42:29 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Do not think our patience has no end. (beachy 3/22/07))
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To: kristinn

Ask them to cover a Walter Reed rally some Friday evening.


62 posted on 04/02/2007 4:52:09 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (The Islamists plans to kill us and the Democrats are helping them.)
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To: kristinn

The longer it takes before we do something, ANYTHING, the more it is going to look like The Gathering of Eagles was a one shot deal.

Anything is always better then nothing and my plan is better than the nothing we are doing right now.


63 posted on 04/02/2007 5:56:09 AM PDT by usmcobra (I sing Karaoke the way it was meant to be sung, drunk, badly and in Japanese)
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To: usmcobra

I forget if it is MRC or some other outfit that does it's top 10 under reported stories of the year. This year #1 ought to be the ridiculously slanted reporting over the Marc 17 event, and how pro America supporters by some accounts actually outnumbered the America haters. How CSPAN and the others could have ignored that is beyond me.

I only wish GWB had mentioned this in his message marking the 4th anniv. of the Iraq invasion. Then maybe more in the media would have taken notice.


64 posted on 04/02/2007 6:19:34 AM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: TNCMAXQ
They can ignore it because what we did was localized even though we came from all around the country.

What needs to be done next would require a nation wide effort that will get our message out, the first step is of course decide on the message and the means by which it will be delivered to the media, that requires organization. I have already proposed a message and the means, and I'm patiently waiting for a decision to be made.

....And now a shameless plug for my Youtube video of the Gathering of Eagles event. I hope you all enjoy it.

65 posted on 04/02/2007 6:51:11 AM PDT by usmcobra (I sing Karaoke the way it was meant to be sung, drunk, badly and in Japanese)
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To: kristinn

It's nice that C-SPAN came calling, but it's too late to repair the damage done to their credibility.

&&&
Exactly. But, at least, you know that they know we're on to them. So, there could be some progress here.

Great work, as always, FRiend.


66 posted on 04/02/2007 8:03:48 AM PDT by Bigg Red (You are either with us or with the terrorists.)
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To: usmcobra

Great video, USMCobra!


67 posted on 04/02/2007 8:23:13 AM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: RaceBannon

Sure don't look like she wants to stay at home and bake brownies.


68 posted on 04/02/2007 8:38:31 AM PDT by Marine_Uncle
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To: kristinn

Great post Kristinn.


69 posted on 04/02/2007 8:39:54 AM PDT by YourAdHere (Lose Weight Now. Ask Me How!)
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To: freema

Thanks for the ping.


70 posted on 04/02/2007 8:46:27 AM PDT by Marine_Uncle
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To: tgslTakoma

that's nothing to apologize for - they done good and it can't hurt to repeat it.


71 posted on 04/02/2007 8:48:59 AM PDT by norton
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To: kristinn
There is going to be a big event in Cincinnati, Ohio!

Matt Maupin Scholarship Run - April 14, 2007

All are invited to participate in the annual Matt Maupin Scholarship Run on April 14th in Cincinnati. If you don’t ride, but would like to show your support we would welcome an honor guard holding 3 x 5 flags lining the road as we leave at the start of the run and lining the road at the end of the run. If you would like to participate but don’t ride please contact me at travelinman_53@yahoo.com

Trav

Ride Information below:

Matt Maupin Scholarship Run

Sponsored by: Rolling Thunder Ohio Chapter 9 www.rollingthunderoh9.org and the Yellow Ribbon Support Center www.yellowribbonsupportcenter.com

Saturday, April 14, 2007 Glen Este High School Parking Lot 4342 Glen Este-Withamsville Road -Cincinnati 45245

COST $15.00 Single $20.00 Double Includes Gold Star Chili at conclusion of ride

Sign up starts at 10:00 AM: Ride Leaves at 12:00 PM

Ends at American Legion Post 72 497 Batavia Pike (Old 74) 45244

Free Music – Raffle Items – 50/50

Non-riders are encouraged to join us for a party and Gold Star Chili at the end of the ride for a $5 donation

ALL FUNDS RAISED ARE FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Matt Maupin Scholarship Run posting on GOE Site

72 posted on 04/02/2007 8:56:14 AM PDT by dalight
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To: tgslTakoma

Thank you!

I think you are in there a couple of times.


73 posted on 04/02/2007 11:05:10 AM PDT by usmcobra (I sing Karaoke the way it was meant to be sung, drunk, badly and in Japanese)
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To: \/\/ayne
You don't need moonbats to encourage the troops. Listen, Americans and FReepers, if you've got a base in your town, get together with a few people, grab some flags and head out there on a Saturday morning.

Right after I posted this at 9:13 am, I prayed that there would be a troop support rally somewhere at a military base or post somewhere in America. Then at 9:55 am Fort Carson Rally for VICTORY! was posted for a rally on Saturday, April 7 in Colorado. Though American Quilter has obviously been preparing for this rally for awhile, the timing of these posts is somewhat amazing to me. However, I serve an amazing God. Praise the Lord!
74 posted on 04/02/2007 11:05:51 AM PDT by \/\/ayne (I regret that I have but one subscription cancellation notice to give to my local newspaper.)
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To: 4integrity

I agree with you. I would not tell them anything until the next major rally.


75 posted on 04/02/2007 2:55:28 PM PDT by mtnwmn (mtnwmn)
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To: kristinn

When I grow up I want to be a reporter. NOT.

They’ve obviously never heard of Google. They have to call you for the info and can’t find it themselves?

Babies.


76 posted on 04/02/2007 5:06:51 PM PDT by HonestConservative (Snowflake extraordinaire, God Bless our Tony!)
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To: Gondring

‘...my brother will be back from Iraq.......’

Please let your brother know how much he (and his family) is appreciated and respected. Give him my thanks for his service to our great country.


77 posted on 04/02/2007 6:25:13 PM PDT by 4integrity
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To: kristinn; You Dirty Rats

I tried to log onto www.gatheringofeagles.org/ to see what’s new and got the following:

FORBIDDEN

You don’t have permission to access/on this service

Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an Error Document to handle the request.

Do we have hackers at work again?


78 posted on 04/03/2007 2:30:54 PM PDT by GoldwaterChick (Never give in, never give in, never, never, never give in. Winston Churchill Oct. 29, 1941)
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To: kristinn; Jim Robinson; tgslTakoma; Angelwood; RaceBannon; Dutchy; Doctor Raoul; dinasour; ...
In all my years of dealing with C-SPAN, they have never come to me and asked if we have anything going on that they could cover. It looks like all the phone calls to C-SPAN by Freepers and Eagles criticizing their decision to not cover the Gathering of Eagles got their attention.

The ANSWER rally that C-SPAN chose to cover live that day was such a dud that C-SPAN only replayed it once: at five in the morning.

C-SPAN and the rest of the mainstream media gave the tens of thousands of Eagles who came to D.C. that day an object lesson in media bias. It's nice that C-SPAN came calling, but it's too late to repair the damage done to their credibility.

Excellent, Kristinn!

79 posted on 04/04/2007 12:05:27 AM PDT by nutmeg (The Democrats' "new direction" for Iraq: SURRENDER)
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To: tgslTakoma
WELL SAID!!!!

free dixie,sw

80 posted on 04/05/2007 2:35:07 PM PDT by stand watie ("Resistance to tyrants is OBEDIENCE to God." - T. Jefferson, 1804)
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To: kristinn
did you ever HAVE "respect" for them???

NOT i.

free dixie,sw

81 posted on 04/05/2007 2:37:32 PM PDT by stand watie ("Resistance to tyrants is OBEDIENCE to God." - T. Jefferson, 1804)
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