Skip to comments.Free Republic's National Convention Pre-Live Thread and Updates (Updates: 137, 138, 139, 151 & 292)
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!
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.