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Free Republic's National Convention Pre-Live Thread and Updates (Updates: 137, 138, 139, 151 & 292)
DC Convention Organizing Committee ^ | August 7, 2009 | Brytani

Posted on 08/07/2009 4:44:28 PM PDT by Brytani

Edited on 08/20/2009 4:03:46 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Welcome to FR's DC National Convention Pre-Live Thread &Update

After months of planning, FR's DC Convention is coming together.

Help make history, join in Free Republic's return to DC as a national group and help to herald in another wave of conservative activism Free Republic is famous for!

On behalf of Jim Robinson and the DC Convention Planning Committee, we are pleased the announce very special guests who will be attending our convention:

Andrew Wilkow Host of Sirius/XM Wilkow Majority

“Reagan is good for business” was Andrew’s introduction to politics. “I was real little, but that’s what my dad used to say.” Andrew Wilkow began his radio career at the college radio station. Conservative leaning politics were always his heart and he expressed his views on the air regularly, much to the anger of his co-workers. “I was basically just anti-P.C. at first.” He broke out of music radio in 2002 when he was given a trial/fill-in slot for Mark Levin on his hometown station, WABC in NYC. “That was huge and that’s when I first met Sean Hannity.” Soon after that he earned a weekend slot then a full time job at an upstate station. I basically did a 300 mile roundtrip every weekend for over 3 years to do both shows. Wilkow’s move to SIRIUS brings his new sound of conservative talk radio to a national audience. To quote Andrew, “Now is the time for the new school of conservative voices with a whole new style and passion – moving to SIRIUS lets me take that style and passion nationwide."


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 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.


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


Special Mention

John Manning of Alexandria, Va winner of World Net Daily's Top Tea Party Speech. John will be presenting his winning speech Defenders of Liberty.

Get your Free Republic Convention tickets here!

Reserve your room at the Sheraton National here!


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Announcements; Breaking News; US: Alabama; US: Arizona; US: Arkansas; US: California; US: Connecticut; US: Delaware; US: District of Columbia; US: Florida; US: Georgia; US: Kentucky; US: Maryland; US: Mississippi; US: New Jersey; US: New York; US: North Carolina; US: Ohio; US: Pennsylvania; US: Rhode Island; US: South Carolina; US: Tennessee; US: Texas; US: Virginia; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: freeperconvention; history; marchondc; teaparty; teapartyexpress
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To: seekthetruth
bumps returned!!!!

free dixie,sw

101 posted on 08/10/2009 2:14:54 PM PDT by stand watie (Thus saith The Lord of Hosts, LET MY PEOPLE GO.)
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To: seekthetruth
bumps returned!!!!

free dixie,sw

102 posted on 08/10/2009 2:14:55 PM PDT by stand watie (Thus saith The Lord of Hosts, LET MY PEOPLE GO.)
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To: Syncro; Jim Robinson; All
“Take a look at the buses for the Tea Party Express”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2311505/posts

Know many Freepers from across the US will be getting out to meet the Tea Party Express at your stops along the way from California to DC!

We will be greeting you and JimRob and all the other patriots with flags waving and loud cheers when you arrive in DC! :)

103 posted on 08/10/2009 2:19:15 PM PDT by seekthetruth ("See You In DC From 9/11 - 9/13 At Our National Freeper Tea Party Convention!")
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To: mtngrandpa

We have a lovely program scheduled for Friday night after the Walter Reed visit. We have a candlelight vigil at the Sheraton’s top-floor ballroom which overlooks the Pentagon (where we lost Barbara Olsen and so many Americans) and the Air Force Memorial. Bring tissues


104 posted on 08/10/2009 3:46:57 PM PDT by Brytani (DC Freeper Convention and National Tea Party - FreepMail Me for rooms and convention info!)
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To: jan in Colorado

We are flying back on the 9th leaving on 13th staying at the Washington-Capitol Holiday Inn - 550 C Street SW - Washington, DC 20024. I haven’t signed up for the FReeper convention yet, maybe you can let me know what you’re doing and when.

Mtngrandma wants to see a some museums and art things back there this time.

I wanted to travel with Tea Party Express, but the closest they came to Denver was Albuquerque and then it’s 11 days on the road before they get to Washington DC. Hope to catch up with them back there.


105 posted on 08/10/2009 8:10:58 PM PDT by mtngrandpa
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To: mtngrandpa

See you in DC.

Bumpity Bump Bump


106 posted on 08/10/2009 9:42:40 PM PDT by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: freeangel; All
I have room in my house if anyone needs a place to crash (about 1 hour drive from the Sheraton National.)

Just FReepmail me.

I'll be attending the 11th and 12th!

LESS THAN ONE MONTH TO GO!!!!!

107 posted on 08/12/2009 6:34:23 AM PDT by TPartyType (It's time to PARTAAY! . . . with purpose.)
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To: TPartyType

I guess it would be good to mention that I live in Harpers Ferry, WV! So, if you’re coming from the West or North on I-70, I’m right on your way.


108 posted on 08/12/2009 6:36:42 AM PDT by TPartyType
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To: TPartyType

How kind of you to offer to host a Freeper! I am sure you will receive FreepMail in reply. See you in DC! Jean


109 posted on 08/12/2009 9:37:58 AM PDT by seekthetruth ("See You In DC From 9/11 - 9/13 At Our National Freeper Tea Party Convention!")
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To: seekthetruth

I’ll be looking for you!


110 posted on 08/12/2009 9:39:53 AM PDT by TPartyType
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To: TPartyType
“I’ll be looking for you!”

Sounds like a wonderful threat! :)

We Freepers are going to have a blast! Wouldn't miss it, for sure!

111 posted on 08/12/2009 9:49:43 AM PDT by seekthetruth ("See You In DC From 9/11 - 9/13 At Our National Freeper Tea Party Convention!")
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To: TPartyType
Folks who want to listen in to the Steve Malzberg show from 4-6 Eastern, here is the link! Lou Dobbs is on until 4.:)

http://www.jetcast.com/em-popup-esplayer.phtml?feedlink=1054

112 posted on 08/12/2009 12:43:14 PM PDT by seekthetruth ("See You In DC From 9/11 - 9/13 At Our National Freeper Tea Party Convention!")
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To: Brytani

Yup! “Stretch” Pelosi. Coined by El Rushbo.


113 posted on 08/12/2009 3:26:03 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: SgtBob
Let's see how much Pollutsie’s face stretches when she finds out that Glenn Beck is going to cover the giant Tea Party at the Mall in DC on 9/12!

Then again, he face might just tighten up like a prune! Not a pretty site to imagine!!

See you in DC!

114 posted on 08/12/2009 3:44:09 PM PDT by seekthetruth ("See You In DC From 9/11 - 9/13 At Our National Freeper Tea Party Convention!")
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To: seekthetruth

When are you headed up? And where are you geographically located?


115 posted on 08/12/2009 5:07:54 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: seekthetruth
Ha! Speaking of plays on words . . .

As I listened to Rush this afternoon he repeated, a couple times, Obama's by now famous line (lie?) about private healthcare plans: "If you like it you can keep it."

I had a thought: If you tweak the emphasis a little bit, that phrase can be turned around and thrown right back in the faces of the supporters of Obamacare: "If you like it, YOU can keep it!!!" heh, heh, heh

116 posted on 08/12/2009 5:19:32 PM PDT by TPartyType
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To: SgtBob
Hubby and I are arriving in DC on September 9th and staying till the 14th. We will have a little time to do some sightseeing too as haven't been to DC in years.

When most Freepers arrive on 9/11 we will be there to meet and greet! Sure looking forward to meeting Freepers from across the US!

See you in DC!

117 posted on 08/12/2009 5:29:04 PM PDT by seekthetruth ("See You In DC From 9/11 - 9/13 At Our National Freeper Tea Party Convention!")
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To: TPartyType
That's a good one!

I know a Freeper who will be bringing lots of great signs for many of us to help wave at the Mall. We call him “the sign guy”, and he sure makes great ones! He also has some great ideas for a bit of “street theater” that everyone will enjoy!

I heard a good one the other day. It was:
“Election Day 2010....Soon to be called Congressional Clean Out Your Desk Day!”

118 posted on 08/12/2009 5:35:45 PM PDT by seekthetruth ("See You In DC From 9/11 - 9/13 At Our National Freeper Tea Party Convention!")
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To: seekthetruth; All
Thursday morning bump and a Free Republic T-Shirt offer!

The next five Freepers who book a room at the Sheraton and buy a Freeper Convention ticket by midnight Sunday 8/16 will be entered into a Free Republic T-shirt drawing!

Just as soon as you book a room and purchase your Convention ticket FREEPMAIL SeekTheTruth and you will be in the drawing! A beautiful Free Republic T-Shirt is waiting for you!!


119 posted on 08/13/2009 10:55:30 AM PDT by seekthetruth ("See You In DC From 9/11 - 9/13 At Our National Freeper Tea Party Convention!")
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To: Brytani; seekthetruth; Jim Robinson
MEET OUR SPEAKER, COLONEL ALLEN B. WEST !

(for a photo and more on Col. West, see the opening of this thread)

Shining brightly among the three stars in our banquet's All-Star speaker line-up is Col. Allen B. West (R). It's a great honor for Free Republic to have him as a very special guest, indeed. He receives standing O's everywhere he speaks as he travels across the fruited plain with messages all Americans should hear.

Col. West was on the front line of the War on Terror in the heart of the Iraqi resistance. He undertook extraordinary measures to safeguard the lives of his men and to protect Americans under attack by bloodthirsty Islamist gang leaders.

Yet, Col. West earned the disdain of leftist intellectuals and the rebuke of some disgraceful U.S. military honchos for protecting the lives of his troops.

West was no stranger to the battlefield, having received the Bronze Star and other decorations for valor. He commanded the 4th Infantry, 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery Regiment near Tikrit, Iraq.

In the days following the toppling of Saddam's regime and preceding the dictator's capture in a filthy desert hole, he was responsible for the lives and safety of 700 troops sweltering in the field directly in the crosshairs of Sunni Triangle die-hard terrorists.

Allied forces captured an Iraqi policeman thug named Hamoodi. Four interrogation specialists worked for hours desperately trying to pry out of him the plans for an imminent ambush attack against the soldiers in 4th Division.

Nothing moved Hamoodi to crack. Finally, Col. West brought the prisoner outside, took out his sidearm and threatened to kill Hamoodi unless he talked. He then fired a warning shot into the sky, carefully holding the terrorist's head safely aside.

This did the trick. Hamoodi began singing, telling West the identities of the two men planning the attack. He also revealed their method of operation, and he included the site of the intended ambush. Col. West then reported the results of his successful, though unorthodox, tactic to his superior.

For thusly protecting the 700 soldiers in his care from a grisly, bloody attack and for cracking Hamoodi where professional interrogation had failed, the Colonel was immediately stripped of his command and became faced with the threat of court martial and prison time.

The "rest of the story" can be Googled or Yahoo-ed. It's an engaging war story with a thought-provoking ending. Col. West is a model military leader, precisely the kind of man any soldier would want watching his back in combat. His troops and his fellow countrymen (us) were denied his valiant service in a misguided effort to curry favor with the international Left and the Euro-Socialists.....to show them and all others in the "international community" that not all Americans are "trigger-happy cowboys".

Freepers, here's a chance to hear about this unfunny farce AND MORE information from this experienced military officer. You can be sure that we'll be reading about MORE travesties of this nature as the Afghan war continues or other battles elsewhere heat up.

Why? Because there's little doubt that Communista-In-Chief Obama and his left-wing advisors espouse every kind of irresponsible policies intended to hamper and emasculate our military.

We're going to ask Col. West to remain at his table for a while after the banquet if he can do so. All freepers, veterans and active military in our audience can shake his hand, thank him for his courageous, intrepid service.....and just chew with him about the conflicts and policies in the Middle East theater.

Don't let this one-of-a-kind opportunity slip out of your grasp, freeper patriots. Let's JAM the banquet room for Colonel West and our other two outspoken speakers.

Make your Convention Banquet and room reservations NOW while our special Freeper block of reduced-rate hotel rooms are still available!

Be in D.C. for this historic week-end!

EAGLES UP!

Leni

120 posted on 08/13/2009 1:00:21 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Work Harder! Millions On Welfare Depend on You!)
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To: Bob J

Nice.


121 posted on 08/13/2009 7:32:24 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, just wait till it is free! "~ PJ O'Rourke)
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To: bushwon; Brytani; MinuteGal; Jim Robinson; surfer; Syncro; Matchett-PI; M Kehoe; Bob Ireland; ...
JUST A THURSDAY MORNING BUMP AND REMINDER!

Some folks have been asking about what is included in the Free Republic Convention ticket price of $175.

Everyone must understand that convention costs for comps for our great speakers and the banquet room are included in the ticket price....which is really a bargain when you think about what is included during this weekend event!

Basic Schedule and things included and not included in ticket price:

9/11 - Early evening gathering and tribute to our heroes at Walter Reed. (DC chapter has snacks available for minimal cost)

9/11 - Later evening gathering in Sheraton rooftop room for candlelight vigil program in honor of all 9/11 victims. Finger foods and beverages provided.

9/12 - Buffet Breakfast included. Following breakfast we move to events at the Mall and March on Capitol.

9/12 - Evening Convention Banquet with great speakers and entertainment provided.

9/13 - Gathering for breakfast/brunch at attendees cost. Following breakfast/brunch we have gathering in meeting room with speakers and political action plans/ideas.

9/13 - Many FReepers/attendees will be leaving for home at various times during the day and evening.

More details to follow. See you all in DC! Jean St.Pete,FL

Be sure to read JimRob’s post here:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2315640/posts?page=3

122 posted on 08/14/2009 8:27:25 AM PDT by seekthetruth ("See You In DC From 9/11 - 9/13 At Our National Freeper Tea Party Convention!")
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To: MinuteGal; All
Not only are we honored to have Col Allen West and other great speakers, we have great entertainment that will be brought to us by specially talented Freepers! See and listen at the links below! :)

Freeper “Lisa Mei62” will be singing for us at our FR Convention!
“Revolution’s Brewing” written and sung by Lisa Mei Norton:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTFCS5N_jDc

Treat Yourself to more great songs by Lisa Mei Norton here:
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_music.cfm?bandID=843420

Freeper “Lloyd Marcus” will be traveling with JimRob on the Tea Party Express Caravan! Lloyd will also be singing for us at our National FR Convention!
The “Tea Party Song” written and sung by Freeper, “Lloyd Marcus”:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1byTDgu7iA

Please get to know Lloyd Marcus and about his love for conservative values!:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQp0AyaI2ao

123 posted on 08/14/2009 8:33:36 AM PDT by seekthetruth ("See You In DC From 9/11 - 9/13 At Our National Freeper Tea Party Convention!")
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To: seekthetruth

We’ll be there on the pm of the 10th, leaving the 14th. It’s gonna be a hoot.

See ya in D. C.


124 posted on 08/14/2009 3:08:54 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: seekthetruth

I am coming to DC with our local Tea Party group. Would I need to purchase a convention ticket to come and hang out with ya’ll when and if our group has some down time? When is the cut off for purchasing the tickets? I have no idea how “booked” our group will be, but I will try to find out so if I have any time at all, as I would LOVE to come meet ya’ll in the flesh, so to speak ; }

Thank you!
Tatt


125 posted on 08/14/2009 4:22:11 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." DorothyBernard)
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To: thesearethetimes...
Hi Tatt,
Are you coming just for the day Saturday, or are you coming for the whole weekend?

I am a member of my local 9/12 group and some of my friends there are coming for the weekend and are planning to be with our 9/12 group during the day Saturday and a few are getting a ticket to come to our Freeper Convention Friday night events and Saturday night banquet.

Our Freeper Convention events for Saturday begin with a buffet breakfast and then we move to the events at the Mall for the day with our Convention banquet Saturday evening.

Go to the beginning of this thread for more details and for links to book a room and purchase a ticket if you are planning to join us for those Convention events.

As far as Saturday events at the Mall we will all be together with lots of different grassroots groups. It will be a giant Tea Party of American patriots all there to defend our Constitution and make our voices heard!

Please spread the word to your local Tea Party friends that our Convention is open to other patriots too who are not Freepers. Two of my local 9/12 group friends are FReepers too, like me.

Feel free to FreepMail me or post to me on this thread with any other questions. See you in DC!

126 posted on 08/14/2009 6:15:44 PM PDT by seekthetruth ("See You In DC From 9/11 - 9/13 At Our National Freeper Tea Party Convention!")
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To: SgtBob
We will be there from the 9th to the 14th when we will head back home. Hubby and I are looking forward to a great weekend with Freepers from across the US!

You are right! A great time will be had by all and the best part is being among other patriots! See you there! Jean

127 posted on 08/14/2009 6:20:20 PM PDT by seekthetruth ("See You In DC From 9/11 - 9/13 At Our National Freeper Tea Party Convention!")
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To: seekthetruth

Is there a post that shows the events, and times?


128 posted on 08/14/2009 6:32:01 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: SgtBob; All
I posted a basic schedule on post #122. Details and times will be posted once our program agenda including speakers and entertainment are scheduled, time wise. Won't be long and more details will be posted.

Keep checking back to this thread for updates and announcements. :)

129 posted on 08/14/2009 7:03:42 PM PDT by seekthetruth ("See You In DC From 9/11 - 9/13 At Our National Freeper Tea Party Convention!")
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To: seekthetruth

We are leaving Brunswick at O’Dark Thirty on the 11th, and the plan is to arrive in DC that evening. Other than the march, I’m more than fairly certain that we will be left to our own devices ; P

We already have our rooms as a group, so that is set, thank goodness, and we should be heading out early again for home, on Sunday morning.

SeekTheTruth wrote - “”Please spread the word to your local Tea Party friends that our Convention is open to other patriots too who are not Freepers. Two of my local 9/12 group friends are FReepers too, like me.””
That is my big question! I plan to go ahead and buy a ticket for myself, but if some of my Golden Isles Tea Party Patriots were wanting to come along, where, and how do I get them tickets right there in DC, and would their ticket cost be the same? Also, while I am thinking about it, at this point, I am assuming any ticket I buy would be an “E-Ticket”. Is that a correct assumption, lol?

Thank you again,
Tatt


130 posted on 08/15/2009 9:25:48 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." DorothyBernard)
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To: trooprally

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131 posted on 08/15/2009 9:46:28 AM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: thesearethetimes...; All
“I plan to go ahead and buy a ticket for myself, but if some of my Golden Isles Tea Party Patriots were wanting to come along, where, and how do I get them tickets right there in DC, and would their ticket cost be the same? Also, while I am thinking about it, at this point, I am assuming any ticket I buy would be an “E-Ticket”. Is that a correct assumption, lol?”

I sure do not know what an “E-Ticket” would be!

Every patriot, freeper or not, is welcome to book a room at the Sheraton and/or attend our Free Republic Convention.

You don't have to be a member of Free Republic, but you must love America, the conservative principals of our Founding Fathers, and be willing to stand up and defend our Constitution and constitutional freedoms!

Convention Tickets will be on sale until August 21st and after that date there may be some more tickets available. Best to tell your friends to log on at the link at the beginning of this thread and purchase their ticket as soon as possible. Tell your friends to just put the name they want on their ticket/badge if they do not have a “Freeper Name”.

Send the links below to your friends and family so they can read the information about the convention. See you in DC!
“Free Republic’s National Convention Live Thread and Updates”:

Please bookmark this Convention thread link below and check back often for more news and updates!
National Free Republic Tea Party Convention:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2310980/posts

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Freeper “Lisa Mei62” will be singing for us at our FR Convention!
“Revolution’s Brewing” written and sung by Lisa Mei Norton:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTFCS5N_jDc

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Freeper “Lloyd Marcus” will be singing for us at our National FR Convention! The “Tea Party Song” written and sung by Freeper, “Lloyd Marcus”:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1byTDgu7iA

132 posted on 08/15/2009 12:26:19 PM PDT by seekthetruth ("See You In DC From 9/11 - 9/13 At Our National Freeper Tea Party Convention!")
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To: thesearethetimes...; All
“I plan to go ahead and buy a ticket for myself, but if some of my Golden Isles Tea Party Patriots were wanting to come along, where, and how do I get them tickets right there in DC, and would their ticket cost be the same? Also, while I am thinking about it, at this point, I am assuming any ticket I buy would be an “E-Ticket”. Is that a correct assumption, lol?”

I sure do not know what an “E-Ticket” would be!

Every patriot, freeper or not, is welcome to book a room at the Sheraton and/or attend our Free Republic Convention.

You don't have to be a member of Free Republic, but you must love America, the conservative principals of our Founding Fathers, and be willing to stand up and defend our Constitution and constitutional freedoms!

Convention Tickets will be on sale until August 21st and after that date there may be some more tickets available. Best to tell your friends to log on at the link at the beginning of this thread and purchase their ticket as soon as possible. Tell your friends to just put the name they want on their ticket/badge if they do not have a “Freeper Name”.

Send the links below to your friends and family so they can read the information about the convention. See you in DC!
“Free Republic’s National Convention Live Thread and Updates”:

Please bookmark this Convention thread link below and check back often for more news and updates!
National Free Republic Tea Party Convention:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2310980/posts

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Freeper “Lisa Mei62” will be singing for us at our FR Convention!
“Revolution’s Brewing” written and sung by Lisa Mei Norton:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTFCS5N_jDc

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Freeper “Lloyd Marcus” will be singing for us at our National FR Convention! The “Tea Party Song” written and sung by Freeper, “Lloyd Marcus”:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1byTDgu7iA

133 posted on 08/15/2009 12:28:45 PM PDT by seekthetruth ("See You In DC From 9/11 - 9/13 At Our National Freeper Tea Party Convention!")
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To: seekthetruth

Booked the room and bought the tickets.... bringing my 83 year old dad, he will be in conservative heaven! :)


134 posted on 08/16/2009 11:19:19 AM PDT by Reddy (Science is not consensus; and science based on consensus is not science, but propaganda.)
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To: Reddy
Great! Sure looking forward to meeting you and your dad. My sweetie and I are 68 and look forward to reaching 83! My hubby says “Old age ain't for sissies” so much I got him a plaque with that old saying! All I know is we older folks just have to keep moving! :)
135 posted on 08/16/2009 12:30:48 PM PDT by seekthetruth ("See You In DC From 9/11 - 9/13 At Our National Freeper Tea Party Convention!")
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To: Reddy; Brytani; Jim Robinson; Seeking the truth; MinuteGal; All
YOU ARE THE WINNER OF THE FR T-SHIRT, Reddy!

Congratulations! You booked your room and bought your tickets so a beautiful T-shirt is waiting for you. See your FreepMail about ordering your shirt! See you in DC! Jean

136 posted on 08/16/2009 1:03:25 PM PDT by seekthetruth ("See You In DC From 9/11 - 9/13 At Our National Freeper Tea Party Convention!")
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To: seekthetruth
FREE REPUBLIC TEA PARTY CONVENTION EVENT SCHEDULE:

For events leading up to the FR Convention please visit this link if you will be in DC prior to 9/11 when the Freeper Convention begins. http://912dc.org/agenda/

Thursday, 9-10 (Freedom Works Sponsor - And Other Patriots Welcome)
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Liberty Summit at DC Armory
1:00 PM - Press Conference on Capitol Hill
1:30 PM to 5:30 PM - Grassroots lobbying visits on Capitol Hill.
5:30 PM - Doctors Rally Against Socialized Medicine at the Capitol.

Free Republic Convention - And Other Patriots Welcome

Friday, 9/11

Freepers and other patriots arriving at the Sheraton during the morning and afternoon.

3:00 PM - 5:30 PM - Free Republic Sign In Table open at Sheraton for Freepers/Patriots to sign in, pick up Convention Ticket/Badges and meet and greet.

6:00 PM - Freepers/Patriots gather for trip to Walter Reed to honor our heroes. Snacks and beverages provided by FreeRepublic DC Chapter at minimal cost to attendees.

9:00 PM - Freepers/Patriots move back to the Sheraton Hotel.

10:00 PM - Freepers/Patriots gather at the Sheraton Roof Top Room for a candlelight vigil in memory of all 9/11 victims and to support of their families and friends. Finger foods and beverages provided.

Sometime between 10:00 PM and Midnight, JimRob and the Tea Party Express Caravan will arrive! We FReepers still up and about will be sure to greet the caravan!

Saturday, 9-12

7:30 - 9:00 AM Freepers/Patriots meet for Free Republic Convention buffet breakfast.

9:00 AM - Freepers/Patriots move to the Freedom Plaza by Metro to organize for March to the Capitol.

10:00 AM - March to the Capitol begins. Upon reaching the Capitol, the Rally begins on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol. Freepers/Patriots attend various events at the Mall during the day.

6:00 PM - Freepers/Patriots gather at Sheraton for the Free Republic Banquet. Great guest speakers and a wonderful dinner with entertainment will be enjoyed by all!

Sunday, 9/13

Freepers/Patriots will be leaving for home at various times from morning - evening.

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Freepers/Patriots gather at various times for breakfast/brunch at the Sheraton at attendee’s expense.

12:30PM - 4:00 PM - Freepers/Patriots gather in Sheraton Meeting Room for discussion workshops to share ideas/plans for political action during 2010 elections. Speakers and discussion will take place.

SEE YOU ALL IN DC!

137 posted on 08/16/2009 3:16:04 PM PDT by seekthetruth ("See You In DC From 9/11 - 9/13 At Our National Freeper Tea Party Convention!")
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To: seekthetruth
TO FREEPERS WHO WISH TO DONATE TO
THE CONVENTION FUND

We need help with our DC events and convention expenses. Whether or not you are attending our events in DC, if you would like to help someone else attend or help us meet our general event overhead expenses, please consider donating to our Convention Fund. Any donation amount would be greatly appreciated!

We've already had three FReepers donate the price of a ticket ($175) so others can attend.
Thank you FReepers!!

Please mail your checks to Free Republic, LLC, PO Box 9771, Fresno, CA, 93794 and include a note or the words “Convention Fund” on the memo line.

Or if you'd rather donate via credit card or PayPal, please use our secure server link and just include “Convention Fund” in the comments field so we can break your donation out and report it separately from our FReepathon totals.

Thank you all very much!!

SEE YOU IN DC!

138 posted on 08/16/2009 3:36:48 PM PDT by seekthetruth ("See You In DC From 9/11 - 9/13 At Our National Freeper Tea Party Convention!")
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To: All

Important Information for Parents

psssst....hey parents!! look over here!!!....


CONVENTION TICKETS FOR CHILDREN:


**I will need to know the number of children who will be in the reserved room during the banquet to plan their food.**

PLEASE FREEPMAIL BRYTANI IF YOU WILL BE PURCHASING CONVENTION TICKETS FOR YOUR CHILDREN.

139 posted on 08/16/2009 9:50:43 PM PDT by Brytani (DC Freeper Convention and National Tea Party - FreepMail Me for rooms and convention info!)
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To: Lisamei62

Fabiano Scarface? AYYY! WUSSA MATTAH FO YOU? I GOTTA PRETTY FACE... NO? OH, YOU DOAN THIN SO? WELL, MEET MY LIL FREN... RAT-TAT-TAT-TAT-TAT!


140 posted on 08/17/2009 8:18:37 AM PDT by TCH (DON'T BE AN "O-HOLE"! ... DEMAND YOUR STATE ENACT ITS SOVEREIGNTY !)
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To: Brytani; seekthetruth
YOO HOO! I WANT YOU TO PERSONALLY MEET STEVE MALZBERG, THE FANTABULOUS CONSERVATIVE TALK SHOW HOST WHO BROADCASTS NATIONALLY FROM THE BIG APPLE!

Our FR banqueteers will have ringside seats when the talk show star of radio station WOR, New York, steps up to our freeper microphone! Here some little excerpted peeks into the musings emanating from his consideral cerebral power:

STEVE (on watching a Little League game on the Fourth of July): "As I watched my son holding his sparkler, I suddenly cringed as a wave of panic swept through my mind and body. You see, I know too much, and the others, most Americans, not enough.

"As I looked at my son and his buddies, I couldn't help but fear for their futures - and my future, and the future of our great nation."

STEVE (on Obama): "As America celebrated her birthday, the man sitting in the White House was busy plotting his course in his quest to fundamentally change our nation, our policies - both foreign and domestic - and by doing so, our cherished way of life."

STEVE (on unemployment): "I looked around at the parents of the kids on the baseball team and wondered just how many of them - of us, really - may be among the next batch of the half million Americans who are losing their jobs each month. I wondered how many of us would eventually be unable to give our kids summer baseball, summer camp, a bike, a video game......once (Obama's) taxes start to kick in.

"If Mr. Obama succeeds, look for the unemployment rate to soar through double digits. This is what he wants. He has already DESTROYED untold wealth in this country. All his new taxes will nearly complete his mission. What is the mission? To force as many of us as possible to turn to the government for our very survival. That's what Mr. Obama is advocating. That's who he is."

STEVE (on terrorism, apologies, the essence of our nation): "Are we prepared to have our children's lives put at risk by a president who no longer sees a 'war on terror'? Are we prepared for a president who tours the world assuring one and all that there is nothing special about the United States, that we have a tarnished history and that we are JUST ANOTHER ONE OF MANY nations?

"Are we prepared to tell our kids that Mr. Obama was correct when he told the Muslim world that we are NOT a nation of Christians, Jews and Muslims, but rather a nation of CITIZENS?

"I bet the parents in my little town of Fair Lawn, New Jersey would say, 'No' to this and 'No' to Mr. Obama's vision of America.

"IF ONLY THEY KNEW WHAT HIS VISION IS!"

Freepers, meet and greet Steve Malzberg in person in the friendly confines of our FR Convention banquet room. His photo and bio are at the top of this thread along with those of our other two SUPER-LUMINARY GUEST SPEAKERS!

Grab off your room at the Sheraton NOW. The hotel holds our reserved block of discounted rooms for only so long. For events such as conventions, ALL hotels have a cut-off date for discounted rooms and they don't fool around.

If you're getting a group together and they're sitting around waiting for Godot, shake their bootys and tell them to get their room orders in NOW....fer heaven's sake.

Heaven can wait, but not our room availabilities! DC will be jumpin' that weekend!

Leni/MinuteGal

141 posted on 08/17/2009 12:11:48 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Work Harder! Millions On Welfare Depend on You!)
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To: MinuteGal; All
I just got home from appointments so a little late tuning in to listen to Steve. But listening now, and Steve rocks!

Tune in here, Freepers, and you will enjoy a great program!

http://www.jetcast.com/em-popup-esplayer.phtml?feedlink=1054

142 posted on 08/17/2009 1:55:55 PM PDT by seekthetruth ("See You In DC From 9/11 - 9/13 At Our National Freeper Tea Party Convention!")
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To: Brytani

Okay ... my mobster name is Kinky Nina Costanza. I think I will just go with Nina Costanza. LOL


143 posted on 08/17/2009 5:29:44 PM PDT by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: Brytani; seekthetruth; Jim Robinson
LIFE IS A FREEP!

What good is sitting alone in your room?
Come hear the trumpet call
Life is a FREEP, old chum
At our Convention Hall !

Put down the knitting, the book and the broom
Time to join in the fray
Life is a FREEP, old chum
Come to Convention Day!

Come meet and greet, come hear the speakers
Huge Mall Tea Party, so wear your sneakers
Now, no more prating, great hours we're slating
So.....right this way, your seat is waiting !

No use permitting the prophets of doom
To wipe all your smiles away
Life is a FREEP, old chum
See ya that Saturday

Come to D.C. for congregating
Don't stay at home, it's too frustrating
Life is a FREEP, old chummer
Join us to FREEP Obummer !
Oh, yeah....join us to FREEP Obummer !

Yeah, yeah, yeah.......

Leni

144 posted on 08/17/2009 7:53:07 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Work Harder! Millions On Welfare Depend on You!)
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To: seekthetruth

Tuesday bump


145 posted on 08/18/2009 1:18:42 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Yep, I'm a birther.)
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To: AGreatPer
A Tuesday Evening Bump to mark this spot!!



146 posted on 08/18/2009 8:29:25 PM PDT by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: JustAmy; Brytani; MinuteGal; Syncro; surfer; Jim Robinson; Mike Evers; Matchett-PI; ...
JUST A WEDNESDAY MORNING BUMP AND REMINDER!

ONLY THREE DAYS LEFT TO BOOK A ROOM AT THE SHERATON AT OUR GREAT FREE REPUBLIC GROUP RATE!

After August 21st, our group rate of #116 will not be available! If you are planning stay at the Sheraton you need to book your room by this coming Friday to take advantage of the group rate!

See you all in DC!

147 posted on 08/19/2009 8:34:47 AM PDT by seekthetruth ("See You In DC From 9/11 - 9/13 At Our National Freeper Tea Party Convention!")
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To: seekthetruth

I just tried to make reservations at the Sheraton and it said no rooms were available! Is that true or are they having problems with their site again?


148 posted on 08/19/2009 10:38:49 PM PDT by Prince of Space (UPS and FedEx are doing just fine... it's the post office that's always having problems.)
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To: Prince of Space; Brytani

Okay, since the web site for the hotel said it was sold out, I called them this morning and spoke to someone in sales. She said they were adding more rooms to the block, and she went ahead and took my reservation. Whew! I was really sweating it there! So if anyone else has trouble with the website, call the hotel directly.


149 posted on 08/20/2009 5:43:42 AM PDT by Prince of Space (UPS and FedEx are doing just fine... it's the post office that's always having problems.)
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To: Prince of Space

We have had nothing but problems with these reservations since day one - and you’re just more proof of it.

Glad you got through though. They’re telling us we have NOT met our quota but telling those who call for reservations that they are full.

I”m not a happy Freeper right now!!!

ANYONE WHO IS MAKING RESERVATIONS – DO NOT USE THE WEBSITE – PLEASE CALL THEM DIRECTLY

703) 521-1900 or 1.888.627.8210


150 posted on 08/20/2009 6:18:24 PM PDT by Brytani (DC Freeper Convention and National Tea Party - FreepMail Me for rooms and convention info!)
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