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Hot Air breaks the $10,000 mark and EVERY team (including FR) is on the Board!
Troopathon.org ^ | June 23, 2009 | Erica Anderson

Posted on 06/23/2009 2:23:20 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

With just two days left, Hot Air continues to surge! Our latest count brings their total to $13,005.70 in care package! We're absolutely stunned with the great success of this blogger competition-further noted by EVERY team's standing on our score board.

The Anti-Jihadists continue their strong rally and remain in second with $5,099.21. And in a remarkable comeback, Ron Winter's Greyhawks team is now in third with $1,574.64 for care packages. Our new teams, FreeRepublic.com and Family Security Matters, are in fourth and fifth with $274.95 and $224.98, respectively. And, Team COINS rounds up the list in sixth with $124.98 for care packages. The latest roster and standings can be seen here.

Thank you for pushing this great event and encouraging your readers to sponsor care packages to the troops! We have been quite impressed with all the terrific postings we've seen-please keep up the great work and help us finish strong!

Most important-this competition is not over! We're awarding prizes to the top three finishing teams and we're also going to announce a special prize for the team that brings in the most contributions for care packages in any single day. Any team can still win that special prize, so let's keep pushing!

And again, please let me know if you have any questions or need any additional information. Thank you again!

Cheers!

Erica Anderson Move America Forward


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Free Republic; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: maf; supportourtroops; troopathon
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1 posted on 06/23/2009 2:23:20 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Syncro; All

We joined late to this great event, but Captain Syncro and crew have us on the board!

We will join Melanie Morgan Thursday, June 25 for MAF’s second annual TROOPATHON, webcast LIVE from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Libray!

http://troopathon.org

Please join us there if you can.

Also, if you can sponsor a Care Package to our Troops please visit:

http://www.thecampaignstore.com/store/default.asp?parentid=448&rname=bcom500hts

And our FreeRepublic.com Blogger Team will get credit for it.

Captn Syncro thanks you and I as First Mate thanks ye too,

Jim
Arghh!


2 posted on 06/23/2009 2:33:58 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jimrobfr)
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To: Jim Robinson

I just clicked through the process for the 99.99 deal...If I can do it everyone can!!!
Let’s Go FReepers!!!!!!!!!!!


3 posted on 06/23/2009 2:34:16 PM PDT by FlashBack ('0'bama: "Katrina on a Global Level")
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To: Jim Robinson

I very much support the military, although I wasn’t a soldier...and I bought a $50 package...

Quick question. Why doesn’t the military supply the men and women with the needed supplies? We spend literally trillions on the military, why can’t they find sunscreen or brownies for those serving?

I pay nearly 50% of my check in taxes...state, federal, etc. why can’t they get the personnel what they need?


4 posted on 06/23/2009 2:34:22 PM PDT by wac3rd (80 Carter/Obama 08)
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To: wac3rd

Thank you very much!

I served in the Navy during Vietnam and can assure you that our military is very well cared for, but we always enjoyed those cards and care packages from home. Even and especially if from strangers. Gives you a great feeling to know how much you are loved and appreciated.


5 posted on 06/23/2009 2:38:53 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jimrobfr)
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To: FlashBack

Thank you very much, FlashBack!!


6 posted on 06/23/2009 2:41:00 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jimrobfr)
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To: Jim Robinson
We've had the MAF logo (and those from the WoundedWarriorProject and ProudPatriots) on our drag race car for the last few seasons...do what I can, when I can, and as much as I can...GOD BLESS Our Troops!!! ProTroopRally Lowride Shot
7 posted on 06/23/2009 2:45:48 PM PDT by FlashBack ('0'bama: "Katrina on a Global Level")
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To: FlashBack

Woo hoo!! Way to go, FlashBack!!


8 posted on 06/23/2009 2:55:06 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jimrobfr)
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To: Jim Robinson

E-mailing the crew to get in on this too!


9 posted on 06/23/2009 2:56:50 PM PDT by FlashBack ('0'bama: "Katrina on a Global Level")
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To: Jim Robinson

I just did a $50.00, but how do they know to credit the FR blogger team?

RS


10 posted on 06/23/2009 3:10:10 PM PDT by RikaStrom (Bitter? Who me? Nah, I'm just clinging to my guns!)
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To: RikaStrom; Jim Robinson

(slaps forehead)

Never mind, I figured it out. :-)


11 posted on 06/23/2009 3:15:09 PM PDT by RikaStrom (Bitter? Who me? Nah, I'm just clinging to my guns!)
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To: RikaStrom

Thank you very much, RikaStrom!!

It’s the “rname=bcom500hts” code on the link:

http://www.thecampaignstore.com/store/default.asp?parentid=448&rname=bcom500hts


12 posted on 06/23/2009 3:15:40 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jimrobfr)
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To: Jim Robinson

Thank you for the opportunity and God Bless!


13 posted on 06/23/2009 4:22:07 PM PDT by mckenzie7 (TOTUS = PONZI)
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To: mckenzie7

Thank you very much, mckenzie7!!

God bless!


14 posted on 06/23/2009 4:33:30 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jimrobfr)
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To: Jim Robinson; Syncro

While the FReepathon isn’t for the troops, it keeps FR a float and I’m sure the troops appreciate FR, one of the few places where they are really appreciated.

Thanks and Good work for representing FR.

[Mr] T


15 posted on 06/23/2009 6:18:19 PM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: trooprally

Thanks Trooprally!

It’ll be great to see you again in DC!


16 posted on 06/23/2009 6:58:21 PM PDT by Syncro
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To: Jim Robinson

Thanks Jim,

Freep on!


17 posted on 06/23/2009 10:59:29 PM PDT by wac3rd (80 Carter/Obama 08)
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To: Jim Robinson
More celebrities for the Troopathon tomorrow:
More Stars Join Troopathon



Charlie Daniels, Pat Sajak, John O’Hurley Dale Dye, Jerry Heleva, Gavin McLeod


In addition  to all of the major conservative  talk show hosts, celebrities are lining up for Move America Forward’s Troopathon.  Just as a sample of some of the great talent we are lining up, we have: country western megastar Charlie Daniels, TV game show host Pat Sajak, and actors John O’Hurley, Dale Dye, Jerry Heleva, also known as Saddam Hussein, and Love Boar Captain Gavin McLeod.

They all want to help get care package to our troops serving overseas, by signing on to our troopathon. But to be a success, we need more than celebrities.  We need you to join in and help us achieve our goal of the biggest care package drive for our troops is history – beating our record from last year. 

Will You Support Our Troops Now?

“I am humbled by the overwhelming support for our troops in the entertainment industry,” said Debbie Lee, whose son, Marc Alan Lee, was the first Navy SEAL to give his life in Iraq.

“Sometimes when I think of people like Sean Penn and Alec Baldwin, it seems like Hollywood lost its way in supporting America and our troops as it did in World War II.  This has heartened me and reminded me that there are still plenty of people in Hollywood who love and support our troops and their missions,” added Lee.

“Honor Their Service” is being held June 25 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and will run live on Ustream.tv for an incredible eight hours without interruption.  We have a huge list of celebrities who will be participating, including such names as Rush Linbaugh, Mark Levin, Sean Hannity from radio, authors like Ann Coulter and Chuck Holton, musicians Charlie Daniels and John Ondrasik, and TV personalities and actors like Pat Sajak, Dale Dye and John O’Hurley.

While we here at home can enjoy our freedom and go swimming this summer or sit inside our air-conditioned homes, our uniformed men and women continue to march in the heat and fight for freedom. The temperature in Iraq today is forecast at 107 degrees, and by Tuesday that will rise to 113 degrees. Imagine packing all of a soldier’s gear in such stifling heat and you may get an idea of why the care packages with Gatorade are so important to our troops.

Inside the care packages are items that the troops ask for most such as

 Boca Java Coffee
Oreo Cookies
Chap Stick
Deodorant
Painted Hills Beef Jerky
Planters Trail Mix
Ocean Spray Craisins Trail Mix
Gatorade
 Candy Diplomacy Jelly Belly Jelly Beans
For The Troops CDs
Hot Chocolate
Hot Apple Cider
Bug Repellent
Wet Wipes
Foot Powder
Sun block

Most importantly, each care package comes with YOUR letter expressing support for the troops, encouraging them to keep up the good work! Please sponsor one today 


18 posted on 06/24/2009 12:48:10 PM PDT by Syncro
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To: All
TROOPS FIGHTING UNBELIEVABLE HEAT
  TEMPS IN THE MIDDLE EAST SOAR TO 110+

Not only are our troops battling al-Qaeda and the Taliban, they have to fight against the horrific dusty heat of the Middle East.   Summer is here and our troops are getting a strong dose of sun while deployed in Iraq. Baghdad is up to a scorching high of 113 degrees!

Not only is the heat beating down on them, but the average man or woman in uniform still has to carry a body armor vest (16 lbs) equipped with 2 side attachments to protect the kidneys (5 lbs) and neck, throat and groin guards (5 lbs) for a total of about 30 pounds of body armor. Add rifle, extra magazines of ammunition, first aid kit and other mission specific equipment, and the average soldier, airman, sailor or marine out on patrol is carrying upwards of 60 lbs of equipment.

Send a care package today filled with refreshing Gatorade to help keep the troops hydrated and cool in the hot summer and lots of beef jerky and trail mix to share in the Humvee.  You can choose to send enough for just a couple guys, or as many as a whole company of troops!

Here is the Link to Donate and bring FR's Blogger Shootout total up and help the troops!

19 posted on 06/24/2009 12:54:15 PM PDT by Syncro
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To: RikaStrom
(slaps blonde-dyed-to-red forehead)

Never mind, I figured it out. :-)

fixed it (;^)

20 posted on 06/24/2009 12:58:39 PM PDT by DainBramage
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To: All; Everybody; y'all
Miss California U.S.A. Carrie Prejean Joins Troopathon to Help Troops Celebrity List Grows for MAF Care Package Drive The phenomenal Miss California USA Carrie Prejean will attend and participate in Move America Forward’s Troopathon tomorrow in person at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library!

She’ll be joined by a long list of Hollywood stars, talk radio titans, two former Presidents and current and former military men and women. Together, they’ll rally patriots across the country to s

Miss California U.S.A. Carrie Prejean
Joins Troopathon to Help Troops

Celebrity List Grows for
MAF Care Package Drive

The phenomenal Miss California USA Carrie Prejean will attend and participate in Move America Forward’s Troopathon tomorrow in person at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library!

She’ll be joined by a long list of Hollywood stars, talk radio titans, two former Presidents and current and former military men and women.  Together, they’ll rally patriots across the country to send care packages, honor our military, and make history.

Carrie is a great last-minute addition to a project that already includes such luminaries at Rush Limbaugh, Kelsey Grammer, and Dennis Miller. But the real stars are our proud men and women in uniform, and the real force behind the effort is the critical mass of grateful Americans capable of coming together to sending the largest shipment of care packages to our troops in history.


Be a part of this coalition today, and help us show our troops we care!


Send care packages, honor our military, and make history. Carrie is a great last-minute addition to a project that already includes such luminaries at Rush Limbaugh, Kelsey Grammer, Ann Coulter and Dennis Miller. But the real stars are our proud men and women in uniform, and the real force behind the effort is the critical mass of grateful Americans capable of coming together to sending the largest shipment of care packages to our troops in history. Be a part of this coalition today, and help us show our troops we care!

Yup, I fixed Ann Coulter's name so it could be seen better and Carrie Prejean is going to be there in person!

Tommorrow!

21 posted on 06/24/2009 1:17:20 PM PDT by Syncro
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To: FlashBack

Is that a Ford Fairmont?


22 posted on 06/25/2009 1:02:03 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (In memory of my father, Gunnery Sgt., USMC, WWII and Korea, 1925-2002)
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To: DainBramage
(slaps blonde-dyed-to-red forehead)

Shhh... No telling secrets Dain!

:-)

23 posted on 06/25/2009 7:10:40 AM PDT by RikaStrom (Bitter? Who me? Nah, I'm just clinging to my guns!)
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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.

24 posted on 06/25/2009 11:44:24 AM PDT by Syncro
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To: Jim Robinson

BTTT! The historic “TroopAThon” conservative event of the year about to begin. Tune in to see America’s patriotic & conservative leaders: http://www.TroopAThon.org


25 posted on 06/25/2009 12:53:41 PM PDT by Impeach98 (Anti-war protestors should try holding rallies in Damascus and Tehran!)
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To: Impeach98; All; Everybody; everyone; y'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!

26 posted on 06/25/2009 2:01:23 PM PDT by Syncro
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To: Jim Robinson; All
Some of my photos...

MAF Platform
MAF Platform
MAF MCs Melanie Morgan and Andrew Breitbart and guest J.T. “The Brick”
MAF Jon Voight
Jon Voight Poses With Guests
Syncro and Jim hard at work
Director David Zucker and Dennis Preager
Director David Zucker  and Dennis Preager
MAF MCs Melanie Morgan and Andrew Breitbart
Gold Star Mom Debbie Lee Presents the New Total around 2:30pm
Orson Bean (Andrew Breitbart's Father-in-Law)
Orson Bean
Reagan Library Flag
Reagan Library Sign
Reagan Library Front
Piece of Berlin Wall - Eastern Block Side
Piece of Berlin Wall - Western Block Side
Berlin Wall Plaque
Back of Reagan Library, Reagan's resting place (arc), and the Berlin Wall piece

27 posted on 06/26/2009 1:09:57 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (_res__ent of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: Jim Robinson; All
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!

We were "late to the party" but did quite well considering!

28 posted on 06/26/2009 12:02:13 PM PDT by Syncro
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