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Posted on 08/07/2009 4:44:28 PM PDT by BrytaniEdited on 08/20/2009 4:03:46 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
Lieutenant Colonel Allen West (US Army, Retired) was born and raised in Atlanta Georgia and is third of four generations of military servicemen in his family. His parents instilled in him a very basic principle, love of God and Country. In 2004, when it was time to retire from more than twenty years of service in the US Army, he brought his wife and two young daughters to Broward County, Florida, where he taught high school for one year. He then returned to Afghanistan as an advisor to the Afghan army, an assignment he finished in November 2007.
Allen West received his Bachelors degree from University of Tennessee and Masters degree from Kansas State University, both in political science. He also holds a Master of Military Arts and Sciences from the US Army Command and General Staff Officer College in political theory and military operations.
"Education is the great equalizer," he says. "With a good education, any child in America can live his dream."
Allen West knows that for our children to live their dreams, they need to be safe. He has served in several combat zones: in Operation Desert Storm, in Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he was battalion commander for the Army's 4th Infantry Division, and in Afghanistan, where he trained Afghan officers to take on the responsibility of securing their own country.
In his Army career, Col. West has been honored many times, including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals (one with Valor), and a Valorous Unit Award. He received his valor award as a Captain in Desert Shield/Storm, was the US Army ROTC Instructor of the Year in 1993, and was a Distinguished Honor Graduate III Corps Assault School. He proudly wears the Army Master parachutist badge, Air Assault badge, Navy/Marine Corps parachutist insignia, Italian parachutist wings, and German proficiency badge (Bronze award).
Allen is an avid distance runner, a PADI Master certified SCUBA diver, motorcyclist, and attends Community Christian Church in Tamarac Florida.
Excellence is a West family tradition. His wife, Angela, holds an MBA and PhD. and works as a financial planner. His oldest daughter, Aubrey, attends Archbishop McCarthy HS and his youngest daughter, Austen, attends Parkway Christian School.
Steve Malzberg has fast become one of Americas most recognizable faces and voices on the political talk scene. He has been recognized by Talkers Magazine as one of the nations, Top 100 Talk Show Hosts several times.
His quick wit, passion and biting analysis of the days events have earned him a huge and loyal following throughout the nation. Steve is among the most sought after Talking Heads regularly appearing on the Fox News Channel and CNN. Steve has also filled in for Joe Scarborough and Monica Crowley on MSNBC, and was a regular contributor on the Phil Donahue Show.
Steve has been a guest host on stations around the country sitting in for Bill Bennett and Mike Gallagher on the Salem Radio Network, and John Gibson and others on Fox Radio. Hes also been heard on WMAL in Washington DC, KLIF in Dallas, WBT in Charlotte and WGST in Atlanta among other stations around the nation. The Steve Malzberg Show is heard nationally via the WOR Radio Network.
Steve is perhaps best known for his ability to snag the top newsmakers of the moment for interviews, and using his warm engaging personality to get his guests to open up. He has won several A.I.R. Awards (Achievement In Radio) for Best Interview in both the news and sports areas.
Steves ability to bring that same passion from behind the microphone to live audiences has made him a successful and sought after speaker. He has been honored by many groups including the NYC PBA, who selected him as their 2004 Man Of The Year. Other honors have come from The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, The NY State Shields, United Cuban-American Organizations, The Chinese-American Society, Retired Detectives of the Police Department of the city of New York, Detectives Crime Clinic of NY-NJ, American Legion of Little Neck, NY, The Department of Veterans Affairs; and Steve received the Distinguished American Award from the Bergen County NJ Chapter of the National Football and College Hall of Fame.
Legenday Entertainer and Comedian Will Be Hosting A Special Introduction Video Specially Filmed for Free Republic. Jackie is now doing weekly video commentary for World Net Daily, the largest, independent online newspaper. www.jackiemason.com
Proud Black Conservative Entertainer/Speaker "American Tea Party Anthem", Lloyd is joining our own Jim Rob on the Tea Party Express and has graciously offered to perform for Free Republic. http://www.lloydmarcus.com/
Lisa Mei Norton, Patriotic Singer and Songwriter and Freeper. Lisa will also be performing for Free Republic. http://www.myspace.com/lisameinorton
Get your Free Republic Convention tickets here!
Reserve your room at the Sheraton National here!
For those of you who still have not purchased your tickets or reserved your rooms
TIME IS RUNNING OUT! YOU MUST HAVE YOUR RESERVATIONS MADE WITH THE SHERATON BY AUGUST 21, 2009!!
It's time to take our country back Freeper's, Don't let the deadline pass away - get your rooms reserved TODAY!
The Free Republic National Tea Party Convention will be held on September 11 - 13, 2009 at:
The Sheraton National Hotel 900 South Orme Street Arlington, VA 22204
Rooms can be reserved for our negotiated convention rate of $116/night for single or double occupancy. The discounted group rate is available for convention attendees anytime during the period of September 7 through September 14.
Free Republic National Tea Party (copy and paste the following link into a web browser) http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/booking/reservation?id=0906119558&key=90ABB
Phone: (703) 521-1900 or 1.888.627.8210 by Friday, August 21, 2009; to receive our convention rate please tell the reservation agent that you are from the National Tea Party.
For each admission ticket you wish to purchase, you must enter a real name. You may also include a screen name or nick name that you would like to have printed on your name tag and your home state. Picture IDs will be required of adults at check-in.
The price of admission is $175 per person. The admission price is for the convention only. It does not include lodging. See info regarding room rates at the Sheraton.
Tickets are available through Free Republic's Secure Server; Credit Cards or Pay Pal accepted. https://secure.freerepublic.com/tickets/
Persons under 21 years of age will not be served alcoholic beverages. Persons under age 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Tickets are non-refundable.
For each convention ticket please have the following information available:
First and Last Name
Freeper Nickname; or other name you would like printed on your name tag
E-mail Address of Contact
Payment will be accepted by Credit Card or Pay Pal
If you have any questions or need assistance reserving hotel rooms or purchasing tickets, please FreepMail SeekTheTruth or Brytani.
Covention bump! Be there or be square! :)
So folks who have reserved convention tickets can now pay up?
The beautiful Sheraton National Hotel is waiting, and Freeper Convention tickets are available, so make your plans ASAP! See you in DC!
errrr that’s right off of Steve’s website!!!!
Those who want to go better get their rooms and tickets - times running out!!!
I’ll be there!
Its an old site.
Believe me it is old info from his old site.
Here is the updated bio from WOR:
Steve Malzberg has fast become one of America’s most recognizable faces and voices on the political talk scene. He has been recognized by Talkers Magazine as one of the nation’s, “Top 100 Talk Show Hosts” several times.
His quick wit, passion and biting analysis of the days events have earned him a huge and loyal following throughout the nation. Steve is among the most sought after “Talking Heads” regularly appearing on the Fox News Channel and CNN. Steve has also filled in for Joe Scarborough and Monica Crowley on MSNBC, and was a regular contributor on the Phil Donahue Show.
Steve has been a guest host on stations around the country sitting in for Bill Bennett and Mike Gallagher on the Salem Radio Network, and John Gibson and others on Fox Radio. He’s also been heard on WMAL in Washington DC, KLIF in Dallas, WBT in Charlotte and WGST in Atlanta among other stations around the nation. The Steve Malzberg Show is heard nationally via the WOR Radio Network.
Steve is perhaps best known for his ability to snag the top newsmakers of the moment for interviews, and using his warm engaging personality to get his guests to open up. He has won several A.I.R. Awards (Achievement In Radio) for “Best Interview” in both the news and sports areas.
Steve’s ability to bring that same passion from behind the microphone to live audiences has made him a successful and sought after speaker. He has been honored by many groups including the NYC PBA, who selected him as their 2004 Man Of The Year. Other honors have come from The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, The NY State Shields, United Cuban-American Organizations, The Chinese-American Society, Retired Detectives of the Police Department of the city of New York, Detectives Crime Clinic of NY-NJ, American Legion of Little Neck, NY, The Department of Veterans Affairs; and Steve received the Distinguished American Award from the Bergen County NJ Chapter of the National Football and College Hall of Fame.
Call in to the Steve Malzberg show at 1-800-321-8828.
Our Mob will storm D.C.....I know my friends will all be there
O's thugs will try to scare us, but they won't get anywhere
The Tea Party March will lead the way, it'll be a mile long
So, sign up, freeper gangsters, I know where mugs like us belong.....
Hail! Hail! The gang's all here
We'll be at the Convention to get the pols' attention
Our Mob is gettin' ready for the D.C. rendezvous
And we better see ya mugs at the Sheraton Hotel, too!
A gang of good fellas are we
We laugh and joke, we sing and smoke
No matter the weather
When we get together
We have a freepin' jubilee!
When out to show our strength, we GO!
There's nothing we do that's slow!
We love our country, we do
With patriotic ardor, it's true!
No matter the weather
When we get together
We always show dem Lefties a thing or two!
Hail! Hail! The gang's all here
We're a bunch of Mobsters, not some pinko lobsters
We'll stick it to Obammi
We'll be like a tsunami
We'll grind him like salami
He'll swing like a pastrami
He'll fold like origami
He'll whimper for his mommie
As we skew this chicken commie!
We're one for all, da big da small
It's you for me and me for you
And no matter what the weather
When we Freepers get together
What the hell do we care.....
We'll drink a glass or two
MAKE IT YOUR INTENTION
TO BE AT OUR CONVENTION
SEND IN YOUR RESERVATION
OR YOU'LL RECEIVE A "DELEGATION"
(and ya know what we dat means......)
Leni (Bugsy) MinuteGal
Good luck and God speed to your convention!
Wow, Steve can Rap, too, kinda.
Its gonna be swell, it’ll be great!
We’re gonna have the whole world on a plate!
Honey everything’s coming up roses!
God Bless this gathering. Let freedom ring!!
He's bringing to our Convention a multi-faceted conservative message.
He takes a strong stance against illegal immigration, favors drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and criticizes free-spending Washington ways.
Col. West delivers a speech that literally brings folks to their feet and brings the house down! Red meat, folks, red meat. He literally gobsmacks the crowd wherever he appears with his insight and no-hold-barred conservative topics.
We have a powerhouse line-up for speakers......what a night is in store for our conventioneers!
A little Jackie Mason for an appetizer, then three fantastic speakers for the entrees.......conservative happiness is!
Its going to be very exciting.
For those in the midwest who are not familiar with Steve Malzberg, you can go to
http://wor710.com and go to personalities and then on his show page at the bottom left, you’ll find the podcasts.
Be there or be square!
Maybe a DVD could be made of the events and sold here for those of us who cannot attend? And maybe someone could say "Hello" and wave to those of us who would be there if we could?
How about any video we get, we just put on you tube?
That would be great!
That’s Brytani the Brawler to you lady!!!
Attention - Attention
Form your lines to get your reservations and tickets....
Run of the mill mobsters on the right...
Well dressed Brooks Brothers Suit Wearers on the other side (can’t say left around here, I’d get zotted!!)
Yep I’m a Mobster./s
Anyone else planning to show up: Laura Ingraham, Ann Coulter, DC-based FNC personalities?
We’d tell you but we may have to zot you after....
Where is the gathering going to take place for the march? DC is big.
Bumpin’ the FR Convention thread!
Bump the mob thread!
I’ll be there!
I love it, the mob thread.
We’re meeting for a breakfast before the events on the Mall so FReepers will be together.
Have you figured out your Nancy Pelosi Mobster name yet? ;-)
Maybe we should change the name to Free Republic’s Mobster Convention and Brooks Brother’s Fashion Show... :-)
I love it!! A real bona fide mob convention!
Step right up...get your very own mob/mafia name...Mine came up as “Nina Marino”...lol!
ROFL I’m now “Gun Doggy Couch Bouncer”
The FR convention and all events are taking place at the Sheraton in Arlington - look at the numerous convention threads including this one for further information.
“Gun Doggy Couch Bouncer”....hehehehe....sounds like fun!!
We need all the Help we can get against the enemies of the Republic.
My sistah is "Rent-a-Moll" and my other sistah is "Bonnie".
Re: Have you figured out your Nancy Pelosi Mobster name yet? ;-)
How about: MadDog Botox!
Latest and greatest line up of celebs.
Between now and the convention, here are some FREEPING OPPORTUNITIES:
From now on just call me "Vito-The-Stinger-Gallo" :)
MG, how many do they have signed up for the convcention?
Almost 90. We’re hoping to have at least three times this number or more so hope the rate of people joining up will increase as we get closer to the date.
Okay folks, time is slipping by. If you’re going to be part of our historic Free Republic National Tea Party Convention you need to purchase your tickets and get your plans set.
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Don’t miss this one!
No, but she is going to be at a book signing Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 1:00 PM at the Barnes & Noble, 3600 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose
There is going to be a Senator Barbara Boxer Tea Party Style protest.
One person suggested this:
This might not be appropriate for your event, but after hearing Boxers [OK it was Pelosi, same difference] little whiny complaining about well-dressed protesters, an idea occurred to me, especially for the cameras. A few protesters dressed in rags ( maybe a Che Guevarra t-shirt or 2) with a sign saying Dressed so Senator Boxer will listen to me!More can be read about it at The California FR Board.