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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

You can call me Fat Tony.

Even though I’m really not Fat and ...

my names not Tony.

61 posted on 08/08/2009 2:08:53 PM PDT by HonestConservative (
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I am soooooooooo there :)

62 posted on 08/08/2009 2:39:20 PM PDT by Pamela Atlas Shrugs (rush geert wilders freedom of speech)
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To: Pamela Atlas Shrugs

Woo hoo!! See you there!!

63 posted on 08/08/2009 3:04:57 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Follow me on Twitter:
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To: Brytani; seekthetruth; Syncro
Watch out, Pelosi and Reid (Boney and Clod).....the FR Convention Mobsters will be descending on DC on September 12 in their black 1930 Model A Ford Town Sedans with 4 cylinder engines complete with bullet holes and suicide doors.

Who's coming? 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

64 posted on 08/08/2009 3:09:23 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Work Harder! Millions On Welfare Depend on You!)
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To: Brytani

Oh crap, that was supposed to go private....sorry!!!

66 posted on 08/08/2009 3:15:28 PM PDT by Brytani (DC Freeper Convention and National Tea Party - FreepMail Me for rooms and convention info!)
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To: MinuteGal

I’ve got dibs on the rumble seat and aaaaauuuuugggghhhhhaaaaaa horn.... :-)

67 posted on 08/08/2009 3:16:48 PM PDT by Brytani (DC Freeper Convention and National Tea Party - FreepMail Me for rooms and convention info!)
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To: glock_fan
Woooohooooo Jim Robinson 1996

See you there!!!

68 posted on 08/08/2009 3:20:46 PM PDT by Brytani (DC Freeper Convention and National Tea Party - FreepMail Me for rooms and convention info!)
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To: Brytani
You better forget about a rumble seat in your gangsta sedan. You'd be sprayed with rapid gunfire from the Mob's favorite weapon, the Tommy Gun (Thompson Submachine Gun), also known as the "Chicago Typewriter".

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

69 posted on 08/08/2009 4:33:56 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Work Harder! Millions On Welfare Depend on You!)
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To: All

Take a look at the busses for the Tea Party Express:


Saturday, August 08, 2009 12:49:18 PM · by Syncro · 15 replies · 903+ views
TeaPartyExpress.Org ^ | August 6. 2009 | TEA PARTY EXPRESS Staff

70 posted on 08/08/2009 6:27:19 PM PDT by Syncro
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To: All

Somebody needs to tell them to fix the 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.

71 posted on 08/08/2009 8:20:18 PM PDT by patriot08
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To: patriot08; JustAmy

Marks this spot!

72 posted on 08/08/2009 8:55:41 PM PDT by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: Pamela Atlas Shrugs; All; Jim Robinson

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.

73 posted on 08/09/2009 6:17:49 AM PDT by HonestConservative (
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To: Albion Wilde

another bump

74 posted on 08/09/2009 7:54:21 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Media: quit making things up." --Sarah Palin)
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To: Albion Wilde

Hope to see you there, AW!

75 posted on 08/09/2009 7:58:13 AM PDT by HonestConservative (
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To: HonestConservative
Will definitely tune in this evening, and spreading the word! See you in DC! Jean
76 posted on 08/09/2009 10:16:16 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


77 posted on 08/09/2009 10:16:56 AM PDT by HonestConservative (
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To: Brytani; seekthetruth
We have some "young stuff" in our powerhouse speaker line-up for the Convention banquet program!

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 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'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!

Whoo Hoo!


78 posted on 08/09/2009 11:04:01 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Work Harder! Millions On Welfare Depend on You!)
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To: MinuteGal; Brytani; Syncro; surfer; JustAmy; Matchett-PI; All
We certainly will give Andrew 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!

79 posted on 08/09/2009 11:27:24 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: Jim Robinson

Good luck with the tour and the convention!

80 posted on 08/09/2009 12:00:13 PM PDT by Bob J ("For every 1000 hacking at the branches of evil, one strikes at it's root.")
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