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Lt. Col. Allen West at the 2010 Bike Week Freedom Rally
Zot Productions ^ | 3/4/2010 | Rafterman

Posted on 03/04/2010 9:42:38 AM PST by Rafterman



TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2010midterms; 912project; allenwest; bikeweek; congress; fl2010; motorcycles; teaparty
Lt. Col. Allen West, Congressional candidate from Florida District 22, addresses the 2010 Bike Week Freedom Rally. Hosted by the Volusia County 9-12 Project.
1 posted on 03/04/2010 9:42:39 AM PST by Rafterman
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To: Rafterman

Heck, I didn’t know he was here! I live in St Augustine, and we are up to our eyeballs in bikes right about now...


2 posted on 03/04/2010 9:44:50 AM PST by livius
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bttt


3 posted on 03/04/2010 9:46:54 AM PST by Matchett-PI (Sowell's book, Intellectuals and Society, eviscerates the fantasies that uphold leftist thought)
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To: Rafterman

As long as he is not attending one of these opportunist groups that have popped up.

There are too many carpet baggers in florida looking to take the name “freedom rally” in the name of making a dollar.


4 posted on 03/04/2010 9:52:41 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: livius

A lot of people didn’t know he was here... without going into any specifics, let’s just say the event was not well-publicized and turnout was rather light.


5 posted on 03/04/2010 9:55:34 AM PST by Rafterman ("If you kill enough of them, they stop fighting." -- Curtis LeMay)
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To: longtermmemmory

The Volusia County 9-12 Project has been around for a while - the event organizer, Rhonda Welsch, did a pretty good job putting things together, but the publicity seemed to be a little lacking, IMHO.


6 posted on 03/04/2010 9:58:04 AM PST by Rafterman ("If you kill enough of them, they stop fighting." -- Curtis LeMay)
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To: Rafterman

That’s too bad. I’ve never heard him speak and I would have liked to do so. Most of the local press is very left leaning, however, and a number of our local papers (even in small towns) are “New York Times papers.”


7 posted on 03/04/2010 9:59:15 AM PST by livius
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To: Rafterman

The “Freedom Rally” is in Tallahassee every year during the legislative session. It involves a rally at the Capitol steps and ride to the steps. It has never been during bikeweek.

Something is not right here.


8 posted on 03/04/2010 10:02:09 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Rafterman

9 posted on 03/04/2010 10:20:09 AM PST by Married with Children
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To: livius; rangerwife; wilkow; publius321; 7mmMag@LeftCoast; oldfashionedvalues; bdaly; ChuxsterS; ...
“Heck, I didn’t know he was here! I live in St Augustine, and we are up to our eyeballs in bikes right about now...”

IF YOU DID NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS FREEDOM RALLY IN DELAND, FL ON FEB. 27 & 28 WITH ALLEN WEST (District 22) AND DAN FANELLI (District 8), YOU NEED TO VISIT OUR FLORIDA FREE REPUBLIC BOARD! THE EVENT AND OTHER EVENTS IN FLORIDA ARE POSTED THERE OFTEN!
http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/profiles?location=57

10 posted on 03/04/2010 10:40:49 AM PST by seekthetruth (Support Ed Lynch In FL Dist.19; Dan Fanelli In FL Dist. 8 ; Allen West in FL Dist. 22!)
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To: Matchett-PI; e. mccallum; E4 Dickman; eagle mama; Ed Anger; eddie tor; educatordave; eFudd; ...

Pinging others!


11 posted on 03/04/2010 10:44:16 AM PST by seekthetruth (Support Ed Lynch In FL Dist.19; Dan Fanelli In FL Dist. 8 ; Allen West in FL Dist. 22!)
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To: Rafterman; Woebama; Maggiegoo; seekthetruth; springloans; spunky lady; Sridikulus; srussey; ...

Thanks for starting this great thread, Rafterman! Pinging others who will want read and listen.


12 posted on 03/04/2010 10:56:03 AM PST by seekthetruth (Support Ed Lynch In FL Dist.19; Dan Fanelli In FL Dist. 8 ; Allen West in FL Dist. 22!)
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To: Rafterman

I agree, but I thought it was only a candidate’s forum and not a TEA Party or freedom rally. I think if the bikers knew that, there would have been a ton of them there. Col. West’s speech was FANTASTIC. We need to get this man elected!


13 posted on 03/04/2010 12:06:46 PM PST by The Right Stuff
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To: Rafterman

There is a woman going around trying to portray herself as a tea party biker type. (failed biker magazine, sought the collaboration from the local state motorcyclists, etc)

She rented teh warehouse across the way from the volusa country fairgrounds. Could not find her under any corporation in FL except for two inactive corporations from 2001 and 2002.

I am hoping this is not that carpet bagger.


14 posted on 03/04/2010 1:25:16 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: The Right Stuff

not if it was a local carpet bagger looking to profit from the movement. The word was out to stay away from that woman.


15 posted on 03/04/2010 1:26:41 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: The Right Stuff
“Col. West’s speech was FANTASTIC. We need to get this man elected!”

It was great to see you at the Freedom Rally! And I certainly agree we need to get Allen elected! We Florida patriots will elect Marco Rubio to the US Senate and I hope all of the following candidates to the US House!

Dan Fanelli - FL District 8
http://electdan2010.com/

Eric Forcade - FL District 10
http://www.forcadeforcongress.com/

Ed Lynch - FL District 19
http://electlynch.com/

Robert Lowrey - FL District 20
http://www.lowryforcongress.com/

Allen West - FL District 22
http://www.allenwestforcongress.com/

16 posted on 03/04/2010 6:14:33 PM PST by seekthetruth (Support Ed Lynch In FL Dist.19; Dan Fanelli In FL Dist. 8 ; Allen West in FL Dist. 22!)
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To: Rafterman; Matchett-PI; seekthetruth
...but the publicity seemed to be a little lacking, IMHO.

It was a LOT lacking. But, we had a great time and I thoroughly enjoyed talking with Lt. Col. West. Quite a gentleman and one of my heroes!


17 posted on 03/04/2010 6:18:00 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error!)
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To: Bushbacker1; Brytani; Matchett-PI; MinuteGal; roaddog727; IsthmusGalKathie; JulieRNR21; ...

James and I sure did have a great time! We always find ourselves in the best of compny!

Thanks for posting the pictures, Bushbacker! I have some to post too but have to have help from my friends until I learn how to post pictures on FR!


18 posted on 03/04/2010 6:27:43 PM PST by seekthetruth (Support Ed Lynch In FL Dist.19; Dan Fanelli In FL Dist. 8 ; Allen West in FL Dist. 22!)
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To: Bushbacker1; Brytani; Rafterman; gonzo; Bob Ireland; GRRRRR; Matchett-PI; Freedom'sWorthIt; ...
Just letting folks know that the third picture is James and I with Dan Fanelli who is running in the Primary in District 8 and then against Grayson in November.

Dan is the man to beat Grayson! I hope Freepers who live in FL District 8 will check out Dan's web site and see why many of my friends and I are supporting Dan Fanelli.
http://electdan2010.com/

I hope Freepers outside District 8 will consider giving Dan support through donations. In other words, if you can't vote for Dan you can vote with a donation! Dan's the man to send Grayson home where he belongs! Please help spread the word about Dan Fanelli in District 8 and remember that any size donation is greatly apprediated!

Please check our FR Florida Forum often for Florida events that you might be able to attend to get to see and hear many of our Florida candidates speak. Also, if you hear about events coming up, please post the information on our FR FL Forum. Thanks!
http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/profiles?location=57

19 posted on 03/05/2010 6:01:54 AM PST by seekthetruth (Support Ed Lynch In FL Dist.19; Dan Fanelli In FL Dist. 8 ; Allen West in FL Dist. 22!)
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To: Rafterman

http://electdan2010.com/


20 posted on 03/05/2010 6:14:16 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: longtermmemmory
“The “Freedom Rally” is in Tallahassee every year during the legislative session. It involves a rally at the Capitol steps and ride to the steps. It has never been during bikeweek.

Something is not right here.”

I sure did not know about the “Freedom Rally” that is held in Tallahassee every year during the legislative session with a rally at the Capitol. Please be sure to post info about it on our FR FL Forum so folks will know about it.

Since the “Tea Party Movement” has generated so many patriot gathering events, the name “Freedom” is used often. The rally in Deland on 2/27 & 2/28 at the Volusia County Fairgrounds was called “Freedom Rally For America”. My hubby and I went over from St. Pete to Orlando on the 26th to Freep Barney Frank and Grayson Friday evening, then went on to Deland to attend the rally. We wanted to see Allen West and Dan Fanelli again and joined other Freeper friends for the weekend. The “Bike Week” in Deland started on Sunday 2/28. That is why Bike Week was mentioned as it was just starting there in Volusia County.

Please keep us posted on any events in Florida that you hear about and I hope other Florida Freepers will do the same. We need to meet and hear the candidates running throughout Florida and give them our support against the Socialists! Let's make Florida a solid constitutional conservative state!

21 posted on 03/05/2010 6:19:10 AM PST by seekthetruth (Support Ed Lynch In FL Dist.19; Dan Fanelli In FL Dist. 8 ; Allen West in FL Dist. 22!)
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To: seekthetruth; Clintonfatigued; Lloyd Marcus; Windflier; callisto; holdonnow

There must be more publicity about these candidates and where they’re speaking. Does the Tea Party movement have any way for that to be done? Perhaps, Fox News or PJTV could be notified so candidates like Col. West could be highlighted.


22 posted on 03/05/2010 6:19:41 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: ExTexasRedhead; trooprally; 3D-JOY; All
“There must be more publicity about these candidates and where they’re speaking. Does the Tea Party movement have any way for that to be done? Perhaps, Fox News or PJTV could be notified so candidates like Col. West could be highlighted.”

Hi Friend,
Allen West has been on FOX and we were delighted that he also got to speak at CPAC which gave him more exposure. We are sure us Floridians will sent Allen to Congress in place of Ron Klein from FL District 22.

Dan Fanelli from FL District 8 still has to face other candidates in the Republican Primary in August. Through our vetting, my friends and I believe Dan Fanelli is the candidate to support in any way we can. Hubby and I can not vote for Dan or Allen from our district 10, but we sure are doing everything we can to get them elected!

So we are supporting the candidates listed in my post #16 and the next “Special Election” coming up is April 13th for Ed Lynch from FL District 19. This election will make national coverage as it is a “special election” for Wexler’s vacated seat.

You are right that good constitutional conservative candidates across the country need our support in any way we can. Through spreading the word about them and making donations to their campaigns.

I will add that another good reason to vote for Allen West and Dan Fanelli is that they are Veterans! :)

23 posted on 03/05/2010 7:38:28 AM PST by seekthetruth (Support Ed Lynch In FL Dist.19; Dan Fanelli In FL Dist. 8 ; Allen West in FL Dist. 22!)
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To: seekthetruth; kristinn

The HOME page of FR has a list of media links. And Kristinn knows where to put media alerts that the news organizations can look at. Of course to get the best results will cost some $$$$

[Mr] T


24 posted on 03/05/2010 7:49:57 AM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: Bushbacker1; seekthetruth

Whoo Hoo! GREAT pictures!! Thanks for posting them.


25 posted on 03/05/2010 8:48:49 AM PST by Matchett-PI (Sowell's book, Intellectuals and Society, eviscerates the fantasies that uphold leftist thought)
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To: Matchett-PI

Hi Friend,
Check your email. Sent you a note.:)


26 posted on 03/05/2010 9:00:08 AM PST by seekthetruth (Support Ed Lynch In FL Dist.19; Dan Fanelli In FL Dist. 8 ; Allen West in FL Dist. 22!)
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To: trooprally
Thanks for the info! We sure don't have $$$, as hubby and I are using our spare $ to help FL candidates in any way we can. :)

Hope you all start getting some Spring weather soon! If hubby and I make it up to DC for April 15th we need you to order some weather without those “white pearly dewdrops”! We will come prepared with our thermals! :)

27 posted on 03/05/2010 9:04:55 AM PST by seekthetruth (Support Ed Lynch In FL Dist.19; Dan Fanelli In FL Dist. 8 ; Allen West in FL Dist. 22!)
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To: seekthetruth

Will do! Have a large stack to go through.


28 posted on 03/05/2010 9:12:57 AM PST by Matchett-PI (Sowell's book, Intellectuals and Society, eviscerates the fantasies that uphold leftist thought)
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To: seekthetruth
Video of Dan Fanelli from Sunday is now posted on my YouTube channel also:

Congressional Candidate Dan Fanelli at the 2010 Bike Week Freedom Rally

29 posted on 03/05/2010 10:42:18 AM PST by Rafterman ("If you kill enough of them, they stop fighting." -- Curtis LeMay)
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To: longtermmemmory

You’re right about that. My understanding is that the officially registered “Florida Tea Party” is a plant started by a lifelong Dem lawyer and that is also has a connection to Doug Gueztloe (sp?). Liked their logo, though!


30 posted on 03/05/2010 11:53:38 AM PST by The Right Stuff
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To: seekthetruth

If I’m not mistaken, the press release notice is free but then the media has to search for it. The one that is sent out to the media costs money.

The candidates also should be alerting the media but as biased as they are, they’ll ignore our good candidates no matter how much notice is put out.

Today is still chilly but Saturday will be in the low 50s. Hopefully a lot of melting will happen.


31 posted on 03/05/2010 11:56:17 AM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: trooprally
Thanks for the info! Sounds like more press releases is the way to go...and often.

Hope the melting of snow is slow to avoid flooding. Glad it will soon be Spring!

32 posted on 03/06/2010 6:48:07 PM PST by seekthetruth (Support Ed Lynch In FL Dist.19; Dan Fanelli In FL Dist. 8 ; Allen West in FL Dist. 22!)
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To: Rafterman

FYI: Mon eve March 22.

Just got a phone call. West is coming to Plano
for a fundraiser April 22.

Will be getting more info soon.


33 posted on 03/22/2010 6:32:36 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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