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!
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!
I have now
Pietro the Stink Eye
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!!
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Thank you all very much!!
Hope to see you in DC!!
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?
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.
See you there!!
You can call me Fat Tony.
Even though I’m really not Fat and ...
my names not Tony.
I am soooooooooo there :)
Woo hoo!! See you there!!
Who's coming? Why....so far, we have Bugsy, Fat Tony, Gun Doggy Couch Bouncer, Nina Marino, Brytani the Brawler, Mad Dog Botox, Vito-The-Stinger-Gallo.......and Pietro the Stink Eye (oh, my, what a monicker!).
What a fearsome bunch! Can Scarface be far behind? Well, he's coming, also. Everybody who is anybody will be at our fantastic convention.
I hear Al will be arriving at the Sheraton in style in his 1928 Cadillac V8 Town Sedan, green with black fenders, with 3000 lbs. of bullet-proof armor beneath the standard body, and windshields and windows made of recently-developed inch-thick bullet-proof glass. Police radio receiver, police siren and flashing lights, too.
Looks like our Convention will out-rival the famous Appalachian Mob Confab in 1957.
Are all youse guys and dolls out there signed up yet?
Leni "Bugsy" MinuteGal
Oh crap, that was supposed to go private....sorry!!!
I’ve got dibs on the rumble seat and aaaaauuuuugggghhhhhaaaaaa horn.... :-)
See you there!!!
It was one of the weapons of choice in the famous Chicago St. Valentine's Day Massacre on a cold, dreary day in 1929.
However, our convention Mobsters will have a peacable weekend in D.C. punctuated only by speeches, music, shouts and protests, signs and cheers at the National Tea Party on the Mall.
Our conventioneers will be shuttled by bus right from our hotel to the Metro entrance and thence they'll be whisked by Metro right to the Mall. Everything will go like clockwork for our Freepers.
Leni "Bugsy" MinuteGal
Take a look at the busses for the Tea Party Express:
Somebody needs to tell them to fix the 912DC.org site.
You get a ‘script running badly..damage computer’ or something every time you go there.
I’ve recommended this site to many, but nobody wants to go through this mess to try to read it.
I’ll be discussing the FRNC on the show this evening.
Freepers call in and support your on line home at 8 pm est.
646 478 5613
Brian Darling of the Heritage Foundation will be joining us.
Hope to see you there, AW!
Talk show host, Andrew Wilkow, is one of the youngest in the pantheon of national conservative hosts. He proudly identifies himself as "the next generation of great talk radio".
Only 37, Andy is currently a host on the Sirius Network. He was born in Florida and raised on Long Island, New York. He received his communications degree from the University of Florida.
He was interviewed by Proud Conservative.com and asked the question: "Americans have different issues that are of concern to them. What are some of the issues that are of concern to you as a conservative?"
Wilcow: "The re-packaging of socialism/communism. The politicizing of science. The slow dilution of our national sovereignty."
Interviewer: "What would an Andrew Wilkow presidency look like?"
Wilkow: "Precision and efficiency before feelings and emotion. I would use the power of tax cuts to make it irresistible for companies to bring manufacturing jobs home. The same tax policy would make it irresistible to foreign companies to open factories here, too.
"I would lock down the border and enforce our immigration laws. I would uphold our sovereignty. I would seek to end the perpetual cycle of welfare for votes. I would nominate strict constitutionalists/traditionalist judges to the federal bench. This is just for starters....it's Wilkow Conservatism!"
Interviewer: "You are one of the few people Mark Levin will let fill in for him on his talk show. What about that?"
Wilkow: "There is a trust there. My first ever talk radio job was as his fill-in when he was broadcasting only on Sundays. My favorite hosts are Levin and Sean Hannity".
Interviewer: "Do you believe in life on other planets?"
Wilkow: "Have you ever talked to a liberal?"
There we have it freepers, one of the younger guys in the "next generation of great conservative hosts" will be providing his insights during our banquet program.
At the banquet you can see for yourself what makes him such a popular tell-it-like-it-is radio host as well as an eagerly-sought-after conservative speaker.
The awesome power of talk radio helped defeat the amnesty bill and it's blowing Obama's health care bill into outer space. Thank the good Lord that we have a deep bench of conservative hosts with dynamic young talent coming up through the ranks.
Make your reservation now (see first page on this thread) and be in our banquet audience as we give Andy Wilkow a warm freeper welcome and a big round of applause!
I am already a Wilkow Majority fan and can't wait to meet Andrew! Our National Freeper Convention will be the place to be from 9/11-9/13!
Freepers, get your tickets and book your room for an event you won't want to miss! See you all in DC!
Good luck with the tour and the convention!
Looking forward to seeing you and the rest of the DC gang, I mean mob, on September 11th!
OMG I wish I could afford to go!!!! Give ‘em hell for me and mine please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I mean the politicians of course.
Try to come, I can’t stress how important this event is - Obama is telling us to shut-up???? Screw him and the camel he rode in on...
We’re going to show him that the 1st Amendment didn’t go out the door when he “won”....
I’m still trying to find a way to get there. I haven’t given up completely yet.
Bump for more convention goers.
Jan, mtngrandma and I are going to be there too! Friday Night at Walter Reed for SURE!
SEE YOU in DC.
what is the Schedule for the march? Where do we meet, what time, Where is rally?
When are you two going? Are you going to the FReeper convention?
I will be there the 10th!
Looking forward to a seeing you and mtngrandma!
Share a room, check your state board and convention threads for people looking to share transportation - I’m finding cheap flights into DC (you want to fly into Reagan International) for many people. Eat Mac-n-cheese for a month after....
Don’t give up, where there is a will there is a way!!!!
Hope to see you in DC!
Btw, if you do not know how to register and read messages on your state board, Freepmail seekthetruth; she’s our resident state board “expert” :-)
Glad to hear you are joining us in DC! Know there are other FReepers from South Carolina coming too!
A great time will be had by all! :)Jean St. Pete,FL
More details about the March and events in the Mall will be coming soon.
We Freepers will be gathering at the Sheraton for a buffet breakfast the morning of 9/12. This buffet breakfast in included in the Convention ticket. Following breakfast we will be heading out for the March on DC and various events at the Mall.
Book your room, purchase your ticket, and join us! It will be a Convention you don't want to miss! See you in DC! :)
Thanks Brytani! Don't know that I would say “expert” but I sure want to help any Freeper take advantage of their state FR Forum! It is the place to meet up with other Freepers in one's state and have some great FReeps together!
There are Freepers getting together within their state to make plans to travel together either by plane, car caravan, and many are sharing costs and driving together and sharing rooms.
Where there's a will, there's a way! I told my sweetie that if we couldn't afford the trip to DC I would be out selling my jams and jelly! Not against mowing some yards either! I would get to DC somehow! Our country is at stake!