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Free Republic Joins The Troopathon BLOGGER SHOOTOUT Competition!
Troopathon BLOGGER SHOOTOUT ^ | June 19, 2009 | "Captain" Syncro

Posted on 06/19/2009 6:04:32 PM PDT by Syncro

From the Front Page of Free Republic:

MAF's 2nd Annual Troopathon!
Announcing MAF's Second Annual "HONOR THEIR SERVICE" Care Package Program and TROOPATHON!!

Webcast LIVE from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, June 25, 2009, hosted by Andrew Breitbart and Melanie Morgan, featuring Ann Coulter, Mark Levin, Sean Hanity, Rush Limbaugh, Laura Ingraham and many other FReeper favorites!

Free Republic will be there!! Syncro is the FreeRepublic.com Team Captain for the Troopathon BLOGGER SHOOTOUT competition and we will also be joining the MAF Team at the Reagan Library! Hope to see you there!

Click the Troopathon.org banner to sponsor a care package for our troops and add to our FreeRepublic.com Team total!

Click here for Free Republic Troopathon threads!



TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Announcements; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: anncoulter; carepackages; maf; marklevin; melaniemorgan; military; reaganlibrary; rushlimbaugh; supportourtroops; troopathon; troops
Jim and family and I will be at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on June 25th, next Thursday for this event HONOR THEIR SERVICE *CARE PACKAGES FOR OUR TROOPS*, previously Reported on Free Republic
Check down thread to find out how you can attend this Troop Supporting event and tour the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on the same day!
1 posted on 06/19/2009 6:04:33 PM PDT by Syncro
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To: Jim Robinson; our_retired_explorer; All; Blurblogger
The thread is up and the competition is on!
2 posted on 06/19/2009 6:07:41 PM PDT by Syncro
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To: All; FReepers
For the FReepers in the general area of the event, you can click on the banner below to get tickets.

The tickets are good for admission to the TROOPATHON event AND The Reagan Library!


3 posted on 06/19/2009 6:30:08 PM PDT by Syncro
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To: Syncro; JustAmy; bd476; Brad's Gramma; Mama_Bear; RonDog; DoughtyOne; buffyt; Rabid Dog; ...

Woo hoo!!

See you there!!


4 posted on 06/19/2009 6:31:30 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is Brewing!! Tea Party Express/Taxpayer March on DC 09.12.09!!)
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To: Syncro; Blogger

FReeper Bloggers:

If you have a blog and would like to join the FreeRepublic.com Blogger Competition Team and support our troops, please freepmail Syncro.


5 posted on 06/19/2009 6:39:26 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is Brewing!! Tea Party Express/Taxpayer March on DC 09.12.09!!)
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To: Freeper; All

PRESIDENT GEORGE H. W. BUSH AND
PRESIDENT GEORGE W. AND LAURA BUSH SUPPORT PRO-TROOP TELETHON


Both Bush Presidents Urge Support
for Care Packages for our Troops


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, it’s 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 Saddam’s forces back to Baghdad after 100 days of bombing and a brilliant 3 day land campaign.


First Gulf War - President George H.W. Bush Greets Troops


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 Amer
ica 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.


President George W. Bush Greeted by Troops at Al Asad Air Base in Iraq


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.”

6 posted on 06/19/2009 8:23:43 PM PDT by Syncro
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To: Syncro

BTTT


7 posted on 06/19/2009 8:25:27 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar; All; everyone
Thanks for the bump!

From a recent MAF Troopathon Email:

Right now - as you read this email - there are over 100,000 men and women of the United States military who are serving overseas in Iraq & Afghanistan.  They were not drafted to serve, they signed up on their own free will to serve the country they love and respect.

No matter what your views are in regards to the "War on Terror" I know you share my deep admiration and respect for these men and women of our military.

It's gotten to the point in this country where the service of these men and women is often taken for granted.  Our troops' Commander in Chief, Barack Hussein Obama, doesn't seem to have a clear vision about the role of our troops and their missions.  At times he's even blown them off or disrespected them - more concerned with photo-ops and his own personal ambition, rather than the welfare of our military men and women serving in a hot war zone.

Can you imagine that?  Stop for a moment and put yourself in the shoes of our military men and women... RIGHT NOW they are in a foreign land away from their families, friends and loved ones, and they serve under a Commander in Chief who has an ill-defined sense of what they should be doing and what value they serve.

Some of our troops will never come home from their missions.  Others of them will forever be impacted by the dark side of war that comes as part of the price some pay in serving this nation bravely and honorably.

Well, we here at Move America Forward are asking YOU as a fellow patriotic American to join with us in sending this message to our troops:  We will ALWAYS appreciate you and your service... we will NEVER take for granted the risks you face or those who have given their lives in service to this nation.

The troops are very grateful. Click the graphic in the main body of this thread to send a package or two to our brave Military in the Mideast!

8 posted on 06/19/2009 8:44:17 PM PDT by Syncro
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To: Syncro

A “BLOGGER SHOOTOUT”! I love it!


9 posted on 06/19/2009 10:05:51 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: GVnana; All; Freeper; Blogger
Isn't that a great name???

More guests!


 
PRO-TROOP GUESTLIST EXPANDS WITH ELISABETH HASSELBECK AND KYLIE WILLIAMS
 
Only 14 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 Forward’s 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 Tro
opathon, 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, it’s 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 can’t crack: traditional, God-fearing red state women, well-intended, who have made up their mi
nds and won’t 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 Veteran’s 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 Forward’s 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! Won’t you add your support today?
 


10 posted on 06/20/2009 10:12:05 AM PDT by Syncro
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To: Jim Robinson; Ironclad

Thank you for the PING, look forward to seeing you there!

BUMP! and Cheers....HENCH


11 posted on 06/20/2009 10:26:59 AM PDT by Henchster (Free Republic - the BEST site on the web!)
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Ann Coulter Joins Care Package Push

Conservative and Hollywood Stars Lining Up for 2009 Troopathon


Today we’re 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.

With the telethon 5 days away, all of the big names in the conservative media have been signing on to our historic effort to send the largest shipment of care packages to US troops in history.

Not only have stalwarts like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Mark Levin joined in, but we have had the enthusiastic support from the conservative entrainment community as well, with such big stars as Jon Voight, Gary Sinise and Kelsey Grammer taking part.  

The large and growing all-star list of participants is staggering. These celebrities and patriotic leaders have told us how dedicated they are to helping our brave troops and how excited they are to be joining this project.  To beat our record care package shipment from last year, We need you to sign up today

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 we’ll print it on a card that’s 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 let’s show our troops that our support for them is unwavering.

 

THANKS ANN COULTER FOR HELPING!

12 posted on 06/20/2009 10:28:13 AM PDT by Syncro
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Mark Levin and Dennis Miller: More Radio Giants Join MAF Care Package Effort

Celebrities are lining up for Move America Forward’s Troopathon, which is now ONLY 6 DAYS away and the excitement is growing every day.  We just nailed down time slots for radio legends Mark Levin and Dennis Miller who will be joining the effort to send history’s largest care package to our troops serving overseas.

MAF has already kicked off the presales event to boost the number of care packages sponsored for our troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay. Radio hosts like Mark Levin, Dennis Miller, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Laura Ingraham, and more have teamed up to assist us in raising the money for these care packages.

Join Mark and Dennis in supporting our
troops by sending a care package.

Radio hosts, especially Levin, Miller and other conservative talkers like them, have always stood by our troops.  When anti-war, and anti-American radicals shout and riot in the streets in an attempt to besmirch our troops to fulfill a political agenda, Dennis Miller defended our troops, just as Move America Forward and our supporters were out on the streets defending the reputation of our brave men and women in uniform.

 “If you're in a peace march and the guy next to you has a sign that says Bush is Hitler, forget the peace thing for a second and beat his [rear],” Said Miller once, in an interview with Jay Leno.



Mark Levin has been a voracious defender of our troops, and their missions in the war on terror from the very beginning. He has always understood and communicated the reasons why America must be resolute in supporting our troops: because our troops are defending us from attack by radical Islamic jihadists.

“When you [ MSNBC Host Keith Olbermann ] attack the American soldier who is on the battlefield, facing down this enemy, while you’re in your air conditioned office demanding caffeine-free coffee getting your shoes polished …. Then you pick a fight with all of us, all of us who believe in the American G.I., regardless of party affiliation.”

-Mark Levin on his Radio Show


Send a care package now to show your gratitude and support.

 
Levin gained massive popularity this year when he released his book “Liberty and Tyranny” which shot up first place on Amazon’s best sellers list. It currently remains at #2, bested only by Glenn Beck’s recently released book. Liberty and Tyranny has remained in Amazon’s top 100 list for an incredible 122 days and Mark’s book signing events generated lines long enough to stretch around the block.
 
We are extremely lucky to have to support of leaders such as Mark Levin and Dennis Miller! They understand why our troops are so important to our nation. Our troops are doing a dangerous job, putting their own lives on the line, to protect us at home. Please don’t forget about them.

Our packages allow sponsors to send a personal note to our troops, an important message that tells them we haven’t forgotten them just because we don’t see them every day in the mainstream media.


13 posted on 06/20/2009 10:56:59 AM PDT by Syncro
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To: Syncro

Troopathon Bump!


14 posted on 06/20/2009 2:22:08 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jimrobfr)
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To: Syncro

While accurate, the description of Mark Levin’s book is a little misleading.

It is the big dog in the fight, being on the top seller list for 122 straight days. The Glenn Beck book came out just a couple of weeks ago and has an initial surge.

But, no question at this point that Mark’s book is #1.


15 posted on 06/20/2009 2:26:55 PM PDT by RWGuy
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To: RWGuy; holdonnow
But, no question at this point that Mark’s book is #1.

I saw Mark Levin on Hannity's show the other nite, and he said there are a million of his books in print, and (I forget the exact number) 6 or Seven Hundred Thousand sold!

I haven't read Mark's book yet, but I know it is probably the most important book out there for conservatives these days.

A Conservative Manifesto was needed, I have read some of the points he covered there.

16 posted on 06/20/2009 5:30:32 PM PDT by Syncro
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To: Syncro

Count me IN!

We’ll be going out to the Reagan Library on the 23rd as well.

My in-laws are down and they want to go out there.

D1


17 posted on 06/21/2009 12:58:56 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (_res__ent of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: DoughtyOne

That’s cool D1, it’ll be great to see you again!


18 posted on 06/21/2009 9:40:02 AM PDT by Syncro
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To: Syncro

Same here...


19 posted on 06/21/2009 12:18:04 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (_res__ent of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: DoughtyOne

Thank you, DoughtyOne!!

See you there!!


20 posted on 06/22/2009 9:18:06 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jimrobfr)
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To: Jim Robinson

You bet Jim. Sounds like a great event.

SoCal Freepers, we need to support this one...


21 posted on 06/22/2009 9:52:04 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (_res__ent of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: Syncro

I’m just now in for the 99.99 level Synchro!!!!


22 posted on 06/23/2009 2:51:18 PM PDT by FlashBack ('0'bama: "Katrina on a Global Level")
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To: Syncro

And Yes...The decals are still on the race car:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2277823/posts?page=7#7


23 posted on 06/23/2009 2:53:35 PM PDT by FlashBack ('0'bama: "Katrina on a Global Level")
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To: FlashBack; Jim Robinson; All

Thanks Flashback, and I remember your car with the stickers!

Thanks for the cool uh ummm...flashback, Flashback!

I’ll be back a little later to comment further on the thread


24 posted on 06/23/2009 3:59:23 PM PDT by Syncro
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To: FlashBack; Syncro
Great, FlashBack! I did the same $99.99pk for our troops! Sure if more Freepers can join us with ANY amount of donation, our FreeRepublic team could come out on top!

I know times are tough, so we know that folks who can't donate are still right with us in praying for and supporting our troops. Hopefully the $25 package will be manageable for most Freepers. God Bless our troops!

25 posted on 06/24/2009 8:30:36 AM PDT by seekthetruth
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To: seekthetruth

I over did it for me at the moment, but I’ll scale back on a few other things the next few weeks.
I figure the troops have sacrficed so much...my little belt tightening is nothing.


26 posted on 06/24/2009 9:11:46 AM PDT by FlashBack ('0'bama: "Katrina on a Global Level")
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To: FlashBack

“I figure the troops have sacrficed so much...my little belt tightening is nothing.”

I feel the same way. We can help our troops in many ways and this is one of them. I am also looking forward to going to Walter Reed while in DC to join with others to show support for our heroes and their families.


27 posted on 06/24/2009 9:58:26 AM PDT by seekthetruth
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To: seekthetruth

Send them our best from the rest of us!!!


28 posted on 06/24/2009 12:22:31 PM PDT by FlashBack ('0'bama: "Katrina on a Global Level")
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To: Syncro
someone do us a favor and tell me how I know that FR gets credit?
From as far as I was willing to go on the order form I didn't see anything that said "check here for FR"...
seresly; help.
29 posted on 06/24/2009 1:40:35 PM PDT by norton
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To: norton

Click on the graphics or other hotlinks and it is a unique url that they track and it is credited to FR if you donate from a link at FR

Thanks!


30 posted on 06/24/2009 2:59:07 PM PDT by Syncro
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To: Syncro

thanks to you.


31 posted on 06/24/2009 3:28:25 PM PDT by norton
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To: norton

It is my understanding that if you follow the link here on FR for making a donation, it is already set up that FR gets the credit for the donation. I had the same question when I made my donation. Syncro said it was set up to record for FR from our FR links. That is all I know. :)


32 posted on 06/24/2009 3:31:34 PM PDT by seekthetruth
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To: norton
TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT! TUNE INTO THE LIVE STREAM OF THE TROOPATHON AND HEAR THE GREAT SPEAKERS JIMROB WILL BE THERE TOO!

SUPPORT OUR TROOPS WITH A DONATION! DONATE THROUGH THIS FR THREAD TO HELP OUR FREE REPUBLIC TEAM WIN!

THE LIVE STREAM FOR THE TROOPATHON BEGINS AT 4:00PM EASTERN TIME AND RUNS UNTIL 12:00AM EASTERN!

THE LIVE STREAM IS HERE:

http://www.troopathon.org/index.php

33 posted on 06/25/2009 11:19:48 AM PDT by seekthetruth
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To: All


SHOWTIME!

Our Troops Are Fighting to Protect Us
The Time is NOW to Support our Troops


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.


Our troops count on your support at critical moments like these.

On today’s webcast, made possible by Ustream.tv, you’ll see the outpouring of support we’re experiencing from the top talkers on radio like Rush Limbaugh, major TV personalities like Greg Gutfeld, bloggers like Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey, actors like Jon Voight, authors like Walid Phares, and pro-troop leaders like Pete Hegseth. You’ll also get word from the battlefield as guests join us from Iraq and Afghanistan to give you the real stories that we don’t 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.
 


Our All-Star lineup will give us a shot at making history today.


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 America’s 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.

34 posted on 06/25/2009 11:48:44 AM PDT by Syncro
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To: All
See Live from the Reagan Library!

***LIVE from the Reagan Library TROOPATHON!!!***

Thursday, June 25, 2009 1:44:08 PM · by Syncro · 5 replies · 71+ views
TROOPATHON LIVE Webcast ^ | June 25, 2009 | Syncro
Rush Limbaugh just donated $100,000!

Thank you Rush!

Click This Link to donate!

Jon Voight on now!

35 posted on 06/25/2009 2:03:47 PM PDT by Syncro
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To: seekthetruth

I did the same.


36 posted on 06/25/2009 7:51:31 PM PDT by MamaB (Heb.13:2)
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To: Syncro

GREAT PICTURES POSTED HERE BY FREEPER “DOUGHTYONE”!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2275657/posts?page=32#32

By the way, Syncro, Jim was right! You are a good looking guy! :)


37 posted on 06/26/2009 5:39:01 AM PDT by seekthetruth
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To: seekthetruth; All
LOL thanks!

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!

Cheers!

Erica Anderson
Move America Forward

A big THANK YOU to all the FR people that donated to the Troops!
38 posted on 06/26/2009 11:59:11 AM PDT by Syncro
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