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After Action Report: 2008 White House Correspondents Dinner
cameras | 5-1-2008 | self

Posted on 05/01/2008 9:57:24 AM PDT by staytrue

The D.C. Chapter's Tenth Annual FReep of the White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) Dinner took place on Saturday afternoon and evening on April 26, 2008.

In attendance were Kristinn, Staytrue, gunsareok, Doctor Raoul, Jimmy Valentine’s Brother, Angelwood, Mrs. Trooprally, BufordP, bmwcycle, Rongkirby, Discodave, Dinosour.

Our theme was "An Inconvenient Truth" where we pointed out many truths the media may find inconvenient.

I think pictures and videos do a better job of reporting than a narrative so here they are. (all photos are courtesy of Mrs. Trooprally).

First up is Doctor Raoul and JVB manning their customary position on the Northeast corner of T and Connecticut.

Next is a picture of Gunsareok, Kristinn, Dinosour, and Discodave.

Next is a picture of a young lady who liked this sign and had her friend take a picture of her, the sign and myself. I found many people on the left, the right and the center commenting to me, that they agreed with this sign. The point is the media often focuses on "the politics of personal destruction" (eg. Bush DUI, George Allen's macaca moment, Kerry and botox, Hillary and sniper fire, the DC madam story, etc.) more than the big issues facing this country (social security reform, trade deficit, medicare bankruptcy, disparity in income, energy independence, etc.).

Next up is a photo of Guns and an old friend who happens to be a powerline blogger.

Video of Guns and old friend.

blogger

There were the usual host of celebrities who walked by, like Boyden Gray, Morgan Fairchild, Tracy Ulman, Brett Baier, Salman Rushdie, George Allen, Rush Limbaugh, Bill Press, Peggy Noonan, Armstrong Williams, Larry King, Dee Dee Myers, and Sam Donaldson.

The news reports and Cspan also lists a bunch of people who may have walked by, but unfortunately, we are just not hip enough to recognize who they are (like Perez Hilton (who?), and a bunch of other young guns).

Here are some more video and stills.

Sam Donaldson (and yes, I think those ladies are with him, wife and daughter ? I don't know.)

Salman Rushdie (I don't know who the woman is but "very nice" seems to apply)

Brett Baier

Video: Brett Baier greets the DCchapter.com reception line.

Baier

Video: Blanquita Cullum, a long time friend of the DCchapter.com who has spoken at many "Support The Troops" rallies.

Blanquita

Video: Armstrong Williams meets the DCchapter.com reception line.

Armstrong

Video: Bill Press walks by.

Press

Video: Peggy Noonan walks by.

Noonan

Video: Gratuitous male eye candy (yes Buford, I got her on tape).

red dress

Video: Some of the signs we used.

signs


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Free Republic; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: 2008; aar; brettbaier; correspondents; dcchapter; dinner; foxnews; whca
Okay dcchapter, see how much fun this is.

So next year we will have twice as many people there.

1 posted on 05/01/2008 9:57:25 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: BufordP; trooprally

dcchapter ping please.


2 posted on 05/01/2008 9:59:38 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: 1 Olgoat; 103198; 10Ring; 11Bush; 1stbn27; 2ndClassCitizen; 2SterlingConservatives; 2yearlurker; ...

DC Chapter ping


3 posted on 05/01/2008 10:02:20 AM PDT by BufordP (Had Mexicans flown planes into the World Trade Center, Jorge Bush would have surrendered.)
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To: BufordP; All
SC Chapter PONG!!!

fwiw, JimRob is "going under the knife" today.

PRAY FOR HIM!

free dixie,sw

4 posted on 05/01/2008 10:05:43 AM PDT by stand watie (Resistance to TYRANTS is OBEDIENCE to God. T. Jefferson, 1804)
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To: staytrue

I just rated your “red dress” YouTube video “0”.


5 posted on 05/01/2008 10:06:14 AM PDT by BufordP (Had Mexicans flown planes into the World Trade Center, Jorge Bush would have surrendered.)
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To: BufordP

LOL. But “Noonan” looks pretty hot!


6 posted on 05/01/2008 10:09:04 AM PDT by 21twelve (Don't wish for peace. Pray for Victory.)
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To: staytrue

When I clicked on Noonan I got Armstrong Williams instead. So I rated that a “0” too.


7 posted on 05/01/2008 10:10:00 AM PDT by BufordP (Had Mexicans flown planes into the World Trade Center, Jorge Bush would have surrendered.)
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To: staytrue

When I clicked on Armstrong Williams I STILL got Armstrong Williams. 0!


8 posted on 05/01/2008 10:11:40 AM PDT by BufordP (Had Mexicans flown planes into the World Trade Center, Jorge Bush would have surrendered.)
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To: 21twelve

That aside - thanks for getting all of this stuff up on the web. And for spending all that time out on the street. It looks like quite a few of the Freepers are “in the loop” which is cool.


9 posted on 05/01/2008 10:11:46 AM PDT by 21twelve (Don't wish for peace. Pray for Victory.)
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To: BufordP
Let's try peggy noonan here Noonan
11 posted on 05/01/2008 10:27:15 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: staytrue

5 STARS!


12 posted on 05/01/2008 10:30:45 AM PDT by BufordP (Had Mexicans flown planes into the World Trade Center, Jorge Bush would have surrendered.)
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To: Disco Dave
Great video ...

You LIAR!

13 posted on 05/01/2008 10:31:34 AM PDT by BufordP (Had Mexicans flown planes into the World Trade Center, Jorge Bush would have surrendered.)
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To: staytrue
There were the usual host of celebrities who walked by, like Boyden Gray, Morgan Fairchild, Tracy Ulman...

Hey, I didn't know that my wife was there...

Obligatory Jon Lovitz joke...

14 posted on 05/01/2008 10:32:37 AM PDT by Zeppo (Every mighty mild... seventies child... Beats me (Metric - Combat Baby))
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To: staytrue; Doctor Raoul; trooprally

Wait a minute staytrue, where’s trooprally’s photo of Pam Anderson climbing out of the limo? I hear she caused quite a stir at the Willard Hotel earlier in the day.

Doctor Raoul was telling folks that he hoped that they would survive the layoffs and that he’d see them next year. He also jokingly said that the NY Times had cancelled the last twenty seats not realizing that the Times had not bought one table.

Doc also asked the limo drivers how the tips were - the Press is notoriously cheap and they did nothing to disprove that impression during their big night on the town.


15 posted on 05/01/2008 10:35:18 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine's brother (Democrat, a synonym for Traitor)
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To: Jimmy Valentine's brother

here are all Mrs. Trooprally’s photos

http://s59.photobucket.com/albums/g288/kingsly13/White%20House%20Corrospondence%20Dinner%204-26-08/

Pamela’s photo may have been fuzzy or maybe I did not recognize her. But you can search through them and post it if you find it.


16 posted on 05/01/2008 10:42:54 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: Disco Dave; staytrue

He didn’t even mention what happened when Howard Dean stepped out of his SUV limo.


20 posted on 05/01/2008 10:50:16 AM PDT by BufordP (Had Mexicans flown planes into the World Trade Center, Jorge Bush would have surrendered.)
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To: Disco Dave

Well...there you go.
hehehe
;-)


21 posted on 05/01/2008 10:51:48 AM PDT by BufordP (Had Mexicans flown planes into the World Trade Center, Jorge Bush would have surrendered.)
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To: BufordP

Now I am really mad at having no sound on this “darn puter”.


23 posted on 05/01/2008 10:59:15 AM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: Disco Dave

Yes they were there; all the girls scremed. I had to ask security who they were.


25 posted on 05/01/2008 12:32:20 PM PDT by Jimmy Valentine's brother (Democrat, a synonym for Traitor)
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To: Jimmy Valentine's brother
Photobucket

Jonas bros

26 posted on 05/01/2008 12:35:42 PM PDT by Jimmy Valentine's brother (Democrat, a synonym for Traitor)
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To: staytrue
Pam from abaft

Pam from starboard


27 posted on 05/01/2008 12:49:15 PM PDT by Jimmy Valentine's brother (Democrat, a synonym for Traitor)
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To: Jimmy Valentine's brother

Doh, that’s the port view you lubber!


28 posted on 05/01/2008 12:51:50 PM PDT by Jimmy Valentine's brother (Democrat, a synonym for Traitor)
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To: Jimmy Valentine's brother
Check out the old guy taking a pic of her booty with his cell phone.

(No offense intended if that guy is one of you guys...)

29 posted on 05/01/2008 2:17:05 PM PDT by Syncro
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To: staytrue
bmwcycle---Impostor!
30 posted on 05/01/2008 3:00:58 PM PDT by bmwcyle (I always rely on God and Guns in that order)
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To: staytrue

Great to see you guys! Y’all look good and, once again, have done an outstanding job!


31 posted on 05/01/2008 3:44:11 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: bmwcyle

Yes, I have been informed that the guy I identified as bmwcycle is in fact MUDBOYSLIM.


32 posted on 05/01/2008 4:22:33 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: stand watie
JimRob is "going under the knife" today.

Prayers up for Jim.

36 posted on 05/01/2008 5:31:10 PM PDT by Churchillspirit
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To: Churchillspirit
Thanks.

free dixie,sw

37 posted on 05/01/2008 5:53:41 PM PDT by stand watie (Resistance to TYRANTS is OBEDIENCE to God. T. Jefferson, 1804)
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To: Churchillspirit; All
i just heard: JimRob is OUT of surgery & it was SUCCESSFUL!!!

WOO HOO!!!!

free dixie,sw

38 posted on 05/01/2008 6:51:33 PM PDT by stand watie (Resistance to TYRANTS is OBEDIENCE to God. T. Jefferson, 1804)
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To: Syncro

I think that’s Charles Mongomery Burns evil overlord of the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant.


39 posted on 05/02/2008 5:27:39 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine's brother (Democrat, a synonym for Traitor)
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To: stand watie; Freedixie
Good news indeed.

Thank you Lord!

41 posted on 05/02/2008 12:22:44 PM PDT by Churchillspirit
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To: Churchillspirit
WELL said.

PRAISE GOD!

free dixie,sw

42 posted on 05/02/2008 12:53:18 PM PDT by stand watie (Resistance to TYRANTS is OBEDIENCE to God. T. Jefferson, 1804)
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To: staytrue

Taxman Bravo Zulu!


43 posted on 05/02/2008 11:54:59 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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HI, taxman.

you are MISSED in the DC area.

free dixie,sw

44 posted on 05/03/2008 7:39:58 AM PDT by stand watie (Resistance to TYRANTS is OBEDIENCE to God. T. Jefferson, 1804)
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To: stand watie

Thanks, SW.

I miss being there!


45 posted on 05/03/2008 1:56:56 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Taxman
welcome.

free dixie,sw

46 posted on 05/03/2008 8:29:22 PM PDT by stand watie (Resistance to TYRANTS is OBEDIENCE to God. T. Jefferson, 1804)
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