Skip to comments.LIVE From Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
Posted on 06/11/2009 10:51:36 PM PDT by Syncro
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Were proud to announce some more huge names who have signed on to Move America Forwards Troopathon effort to send care packages to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. In just the past few days, weve received confirmation from Radio titan Rush Limbaugh, actors Kelsey Grammer and Gary Sinese and many more.
These celebrities are taking time out of their busy schedules to lend us a hand in hopes that many troop supporters, like you, around the country will respond. They have all agreed to join our webcast later this month at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.
fantastic. Thank you for the post.
It’s going to be pretty cool!
They raised over a million $’s last year, and have sent over 200 TONS of stuff to our brave Troops
FYI TGO included
Rush Limbaugh has been a fantastic leader for conservative causes, and especially for supporting our troops and their mission to defeat radical Islamic terrorists in Iraq, Afghanistan and across the globe. Move America Forward is proud to stand with Rush, who has become the favorite target of Americas leftists and, unfortunately, even some who should know better.
Rush has done more and continues to do more to support our troops than youll ever fully know or realize. I wish I could share more specific details with you about how wonderful he has been, but he very modestly likes to keep his kindnesses and generosity out of the news. He supports this cause because he believes in it and not to garner praise or accolades.
Rush has been a huge supporter of our sending care packages to the troops. We allow each of you to write your own personal message to the troops to express our support for these heroic men and women.
I became a casual acquaintance of his when he came to Sacramento, California, in 1984 to work at our local news/talk radio station. Having been serving as the Deputy Chief of Staff to California Governor George Deukmejian, I had taken a leave of absence to set up the re-election campaign for President Ronald Reagan in California. Driving around town became dangerous. Rush was simply hilarious in poking fun at the liberal establishment. I was a hazard on the road as I tried to drive while laughing uproariously.
While his early days in Sacramento on the radio were more fun than serious, things changed when he began his national show in 1988. From harpooning liberals on a daily basis, Rush emerged to be a thoughtful conservative voice articulating the ideas and feelings of the vast majority of Americans. There is a reason that he is No.1. Yes, he still has his fun and his sense of humor is still as sharp as ever, but he also is a voice for many of us on a wide range of issues.
One issue is particularly dear to Rushs heart, and that is support for our military men and women. He has stood there consistently, and Move America Forward has had no better friend in the fight to support our troops. This year, like last year, Rush has agreed to appear at our Troopathon so we can realize our goal to deliver a record number of care packages to our troops.
We send the troops what they ask for. So they get Oreo cookies, Gatorade, beef jerky, premium coffee, lip balm, deodorant and more. My favorite item is the Jelly Bellys made famous by Ronald Reagan. The Jelly Belly Candy Company has produced for us more than 100,000 bags of special uniquely packaged jelly beans to send to our troops for their own enjoyment as well as for gifts to make friends with the Iraqi people.
In addition to sponsoring a care package, I hope you will turn into our webcast and watch Rush Limbaugh again on June 25th. We have so many wonderful guests, talk show hosts like Mark Levin, bloggers like Michele Malkin, Hollywood celebrities like Kelsey Grammer. Not only will you enjoy seeing and hearing from patriotic Americans, our troops will know that America cares. They may not be on the front pages, but they are not forgotten.
Move America Forward
|A veteran journalist, Melanie Morgan has been in TV and Radio since 1983 when she began her career covering the bombing of the Marine Barracks in Beirut. For 15 years she co-hosted a highly rated radio show on San Franciscos KSFO 560 with Lee Rogers until 2008, when cost cutting forced Citadel Broadcasting not to renew her contract. In Morgan won the Associated Press Mark Twain award for her work on MAFs Voices of the Soldiers which sent a dozen talk radio show hosts to Iraq to do satellite interviews with real troops. She co-authored the best-selling book American Mourning with Catherine Moy in 2006 and has visited Iraq several times and has visited Guantanamo Bay with Move America Forward.|
|Andrew Breitbart is a deeply connected commentator who works on a number of news programs and blogs including his own project Big Hollywood which documents the ultra liberal biases of Hollywood leftists and shines a spotlight on good Hollywood stars that support the troops. He also has his own news site Breitbart.Com and Breithbart.TV and is a frequent commentator on TV and radio news shows. He has even guest hosted Michael Savages savage nation, and routinely fills in for Dennis Miller. Andrew is one of the nations leading commentators on society and culture and has been published in the Wall Street Journal, National Review, Weekly Standard, Washington Times, and many others.
That's slang for PING! :)
Just damn! I’m going to be there all next week and miss this, and give a speech at the Reagan Ranch next Tues.
That’s great news! Thanks for the PING.
I’ll donate if Mark Levin doesn’t talk. LAAAADEEEEY!
This looks awesome! Put me on the ping list for this if there is one.
But thanks, I collect thypos!
We our honored that both President George H. W. Bush and President George W. Bush have joined the Move America Forward effort to provide a record number of care packages for our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. They join a growing list of participants as MAF is putting the finishing touches on our lineup for the fast approaching Honor Their Service troopathon.
Last year MAF shipped a record breaking 12,000 care packages to the troops and to break that record just one year later, MAF needs a historic effort from our supporters and from the American people. With the support of our 41st and 43rd presidents, our effort is obviously catching the attention of some power players!
But no matter what celebrities and diplomats we get support from, its up to you to help us reach our goal. We still have much work to before our June 25th deadline and we need to get as many care package orders as we can this week! Please join with the presidents and sponsor a care package for the troops.
President George H.W. Bush and President George W. Bush were steadfast in support for our troops. President H.W. led our troops into the first Gulf War to intervene when Saddam Hussein invaded the weaker Kuwait to seize their rich oil fields. Our heroic men and women liberated the country of Kuwait and drove Saddams forces back to Baghdad after 100 days of bombing and a brilliant 3 day land campaign.
George W. Bush was our president on September 11, 2001 when terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and murdered 3,000 innocent Americans. President Bush vowed never to let terrorists attack America again. He led the nation through the most difficult times, through wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and thanks to his policies and leadership, and the professionalism and skill of our brave troops, no terrorists have been able to carry out a successful attack on U.S. soil in the 7 years since 9/11.
Bush 41 and 43 were both war time presidents. They had to send our military men and women into battle, and they carried the weight of that decision with them. They both loved our military and the sacrifices our troops make. Here is an excerpt from a letter written by President George W. Bush to Move America Forward, expressing his support for our troops.
I appreciate all those who support our military and their families, and I am grateful to the staff of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library for hosting this important event. Your efforts pay tribute to the enduring accomplishments of these American heroes and help us honor their service.
PRO-TROOP GUESTLIST EXPANDS WITH ELISABETH HASSELBECK AND KYLIE WILLIAMS
Only 6 Days Left to Break the Record of Most Care Packages for Our Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan
We are extremely excited to announce that both Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Kylie Williams will be participating in Move America Forwards annual Troopathon Honor Their Service. Elisabeth Hasselbeck is the single conservative voice on the immensely popular show The View, while beauty queen Kylie Williams was not only winner of the Miss Florida 2007 pageant, but also created her own charity called Realistic Support for Our Troops.
Both ladies will appear on our June 25th webcast, which will stream LIVE from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, starting at 1 pm Pacific/4 pm Eastern!
MAF is bringing together celebrities, movie stars, talk radio hosts, political commentators and others like Kelsey Grammer, Jon Voight, Gary Sinise, Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Sean Hannity and the rest of the guests on our impressive lineup to support our troops.
Regardless of who appears on the Troopathon, the end goal is to show our troops some REAL SUPPORT with tons of care packages filled with coffee, cookies, beef jerky and other goodies. Please show YOUR support for our troops!
Elisabeth Hasselbeck: A Pro-Troop
Supporter with Real Grit
Elisabeth Hasselbeck is a force to be reckoned with on The View. If there is one thing Elisabeth Hasselbeck is MOST famous for, its having the staying power to spend hours on the set of The View taking constant ridicule from the rest of the cast who outnumber her 4 to 1 and attack her for her conservative views on a daily basis. She has an enormous amount of courage to stand up to constant attacks
According to Matthew Felling, editor of Public Eye, Elisabeth Hasselbeck represents an audience that the left just cant crack: traditional, God-fearing red state women, well-intended, who have made up their minds and wont be easily persuaded.
Kylie Williams: Fighting For
Those Who Fight For Us!
Kylie Williams, beauty queen and pro-troop activist, is yet another exciting addition to our already amazing lineup! In 2007, the Florida Department of Veteran Affairs named Williams Official Ambassador for Veterans Advocacy, which allows her to travel all over the state of Florida fighting for veterans rights, educating veterans on how to gain access to their benefits as well as visiting veterans in hospitals and homes.
During the 2007 Christmas holiday, Kylie Williams visited the troops at Guantanamo Bay with Move America Forwards Debbie Lee and Melanie Morgan, pictured below with some of our troops.
We are overjoyed to have the support of such outspoken, strong women join our already amazing lineup! Wont you add your support today?
Ann Coulter Joins Care Package Push
Conservative and Hollywood Stars Lining Up for 2009 Troopathon
Today were thrilled to announce that conservative author, columnist and media pundit Ann Coulter has signed on again this year to participate in our landmark webcast to raise funds for care packages for our troops. With Ann, you can always count on her pinpoint aim to skewer those who defame our troops and their mission in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The packages we send are stuffed with great items the troops have requested, from Oreo cookies and Gatorade to lip balm and bug repellant, and that our troops really appreciate. Every box is packed with love by our dedicated volunteers who make sure every one gets the care and attention befitting our United States Military men and women.
Best of all, each package comes with a personal message of support from you. Please put your message in the comments section of the online order form, and well print it on a card thats the last thing we put in the box and the first thing a soldier, sailor, airman, marine, or coastie will see at mail call.
It means SO much to our guys and gals spending long and difficult deployments half a world away from friends of family when they receive your packages. Please make that gesture today and lets show our troops that our support for them is unwavering.
THANKS ANN COULTER FOR HELPING!
Thank you, Ann Coulter!
Hope to see Freepers at the Reagan Library.
Tickets are only $12 and give you full access to the Library until they close at 5Pm. Troopathon goes on from 1:00pm until 9:00pm.
You can get tickets at: http://www.thecampaignstore.com/store/default.asp?parentid=456
This looks like a whole lot of fun!!!!
Boy do I wish I could be near there Thursday night!!!!
It is time to prove our mettle as troop supporters and give it our all. This is the moment when we can choose to make history and inspire the men and women of our military with our love for them.
Today from 4pm to midnight EST Melanie Morgan, Mark Williams and Andrew Breitbart will lead the web event of the year, bringing together top celebrities and troops on the ground to make our big final push to send the largest shipment of care packages to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
None of the celebrities will matter unless Americans like you step up and support our troops by sponsoring a care package today so we can break the record and make a strong statement in support of our troops.
On todays webcast, made possible by Ustream.tv, youll see the outpouring of support were experiencing from the top talkers on radio like Rush Limbaugh, major TV personalities like Greg Gutfeld, bloggers like Hot Airs Ed Morrissey, actors like Jon Voight, authors like Walid Phares, and pro-troop leaders like Pete Hegseth. Youll also get word from the battlefield as guests join us from Iraq and Afghanistan to give you the real stories that we dont hear enough of and attest to the meaningfulness of a package from home.
Our lineup of guests for this landmark event is truly unparalleled. Nowhere else can you find such a top-notch, broad and inclusive powerhouse of luminaries coming together on one day for one important cause, and that means we have a unique opportunity.
So join us and be a part of this momentous event. See all the details at Troopathon.org, watch the stream live from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library from 1pm to 9pm Pacific/4pm to midnight Eastern here, spread the word by telling a friend and please send care packages to our troops today.
Together, we can send the largest-ever shipment of goodies to our friends and neighbors serving in the military and fight Americas enemies around the world. We can do it, and they more than deserve it.
So help us make history and shower our troops with the largest shipment of love and care packages in history. There are a number of different sized care packages you can sponsor - whether you want to show your support for just a couple of our troops or a full Battalion or Company
The hotlinks in the post above that go directly to the donation page will give credit to Free Republic in the Blogger Shootout Competition.
Rush Limbaugh just donated $100,000!
Thank you Rush!
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Jon Voight on now!
The final tabulation of the Blogger Shootout!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE HOT AIR STEAMERS!
Our leaders from the very beginning pulled off an inspiring win in our very first blogger shootout-congratulations to Ed Morrisey and his Hot Air Steamers team! After completing our final tabulation, the Hot Air Steamers brought in $24,704.36 for care packages!
Ron Winter and his Greyhawks pulled off second, bringing in an amazing $17,146.06-most in the final hours of the competition. Robert Spencer's Anti-Jihadists came in third with $9,298.72 for care packages.
It was a fantastic competition, thank you for your participation-your hard work will go far in sending care packages to our brave troops overseas.
Mr. Captn Syncro and Free Republic came in fourth with a total of $1,249.78 for care packages.
And Ms. Nancy with Family Security Matters finished fifth, bringing in $849.91. And, Marc Danziger and his Team COINS finished in sixth with $124.98. But remember, everyone was a winner in this competition-and we're so grateful for all your help! Thank you!
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