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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.

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.

Lisa Mei Norton, Patriotic Singer and Songwriter and Freeper. Lisa will also be performing for Free Republic.

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: Brytani

“Gun Doggy Couch Bouncer”....hehehehe....sounds like fun!!


41 posted on 08/08/2009 8:24:11 AM PDT by Lisamei62 (Right Wing Extremist Mom)
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To: Bob J
Hey, Bob....thanks for your kind words and your wishes for God speed.

We need all the Help we can get against the enemies of the Republic.


42 posted on 08/08/2009 8:29:34 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Work Harder! Millions On Welfare Depend on You!)
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To: Brytani
Well, I'm officially "Bugsy".

My sistah is "Rent-a-Moll" and my other sistah is "Bonnie".


43 posted on 08/08/2009 8:33:31 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Work Harder! Millions On Welfare Depend on You!)
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To: Brytani

Re: Have you figured out your Nancy Pelosi Mobster name yet? ;-)

How about: MadDog Botox!

44 posted on 08/08/2009 9:02:18 AM PDT by Anita1 ("Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.")
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To: Brytani; 1 Olgoat; 103198; 10Ring; 11Bush; 1stbn27; 2ndClassCitizen; 2SterlingConservatives; ...

Convention ping

Latest and greatest line up of celebs.

45 posted on 08/08/2009 9:15:52 AM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: Brytani; Roos_Girl; surfer; mcmuffin; Bob Ireland; JulieRNR21; MinuteGal

Between now and the convention, here are some FREEPING OPPORTUNITIES:

46 posted on 08/08/2009 9:21:44 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (A Socialist becomes a Fascist the minute he tries to enforce his "beliefs" on the rest of us.)
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To: MinuteGal; mcmuffin
"Well, I'm officially "Bugsy". My sistah is "Rent-a-Moll" and my other sistah is "Bonnie"."

From now on just call me "Vito-The-Stinger-Gallo" :)

47 posted on 08/08/2009 9:28:19 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (A Socialist becomes a Fascist the minute he tries to enforce his "beliefs" on the rest of us.)
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To: MinuteGal

MG, how many do they have signed up for the convcention?

48 posted on 08/08/2009 9:36:50 AM PDT by Bob J ("For every 1000 hacking at the branches of evil, one strikes at it's root.")
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To: Bob J; MinuteGal; Brytani; seekthetruth; Syncro; surfer

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.

Get your tickets here:

Don’t miss this one!

49 posted on 08/08/2009 10:16:28 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Follow me on Twitter:
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To: Brytani
Have you figured out your Nancy Pelosi Mobster name yet? ;-)

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 Boxer’s [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.

I prefer this che shirt:

Or heck maybe we could go with the real che:

50 posted on 08/08/2009 10:42:48 AM PDT by Syncro
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To: MinuteGal; All
“A little Jackie Mason for an appetizer...”

Yes! And here is a little taste of Jackie Mason talking about the media!

And to think Jackie is going to do a special video appearance just for Free Republic!

51 posted on 08/08/2009 10:53:30 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


52 posted on 08/08/2009 11:22:43 AM PDT by mr_hammer (“Gold is the money of kings, silver is the money of gentlemen, debt is the money of slavery)
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To: Brytani

I have now


Pietro the Stink Eye


53 posted on 08/08/2009 11:30:57 AM PDT by Syncro
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To: Brytani


54 posted on 08/08/2009 11:34:41 AM PDT by Texas Federalist
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To: Bob J; MinuteGal; Brytani; seekthetruth; JustAmy; Syncro; surfer; kristinn; Angelwood; BufordP; ...

Folks, this is the ideal time for us to march on Washington. The Democrat controlled Congress will be back from their August recess and will be up to their eyeballs in their socialist coup d’etat attempt to takeover America.

We need to be there to hold a giant National TOWN HALL meeting to loudly say NO!!

NO to nationalized health care!!

NO to Cap and Trade!!

NO to global warming nonsense!!

NO to government bailouts and takeovers!!

NO to another stimulus package which would really be just another payoff to Obama’s political allies and union thugs!!

NO to additional big government spending!!

NO to additional taxes!!

NO to Obama’s planned civilian security force, ie, Obama’s personal fascist brown shirt army!!

NO to Obama’s fascist plans to bankrupt the oil, gas, coal and energy producing industries!!

NO to Obama’s idiotic plans on crippling America’s core industrial infostructure in the foolish folly of creating “green” jobs!!

NO to Obama’s plans to micro-manage our lives!!

NO to Obama’s plans to expand the Democrat voting rolls through amnesty for illegal aliens!!

NO to further unconstitutional expansion of federal powers!!

NO to the socialist takeover of America!!

We need tens of thousands of freedom loving American citizens to descend on DC for the 9/12 protest and also to spend a few days in DC either before or after the 9/12 national protest to also protest at the White House, at the Capitol Building, at the congressional office buildings and IN their congressional offices!! We need to invade the belly of the beast to directly protest these evil socialist bastards in their lair!!

Please plan on arriving in DC either a few days early and or staying a few days after our 9/12 protest to drive our message home!!

Reserve your room here:

And while you’re in DC, if you can make it, please join our Free Republic National Convention. We need you there!

Purchase your Freeper Convention tickets here:

If you can’t be there, but would like to help us cover our expenses and or donate a ticket for someone else to attend, please donate to FR:

or mail a check to:

Free Republic, LLC - PO Box 9771 - Fresno, CA 93794

Thank you all very much!!

Hope to see you in DC!!

55 posted on 08/08/2009 12:10:51 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Follow me on Twitter:
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To: Jim Robinson

Want to be there so badly...Have only two days already on the calendar for dad and unfortunately one of them is 9-12-09. Think I could get Nanzi to loan me her jet for the day, so I could fly in and fly out?

56 posted on 08/08/2009 12:14:05 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: Brytani


57 posted on 08/08/2009 12:18:10 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Media: quit making things up." --Sarah Palin)
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To: Brytani

Just got the green light from my better half to go.

All reservations are made. I’m in!

I have to fly in to Richmond in order to get decent flight times on the days I need. I will drive up from there to DC on Friday morning.

See you there.

58 posted on 08/08/2009 12:29:43 PM PDT by glock_fan
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To: glock_fan


See you there!!

59 posted on 08/08/2009 12:33:57 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Follow me on Twitter:
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To: All
Here is a thread with pictures of the busses that the Tea Party Express is taking across country with the FReepMobile following close behind


Saturday, August 08, 2009 12:49:18 PM · by Syncro · 1 replies · 74+ views
TeaPartyExpress.Org ^ | August 6. 2009 | TEA PARTY EXPRESS Staff
Just posted!
60 posted on 08/08/2009 12:58:06 PM PDT by Syncro
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