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Obama in Melbourne Florida, AAR from the FReep
09 Sep, 2012 | NonValueAdded

Posted on 09/09/2012 9:55:17 AM PDT by NonValueAdded

_Resident Obama gave a speech today at the Clemente Center on the campus of the Florida Institute of Technology. Early reports are that the speech went very well and this from a very conservative source inside the venue.

There was a very good turnout with FReepers Kristinn, Shove-it, Ravenstar, and yours truly. Others in the crowd who I missed, please shout out. THe Melbourne Tea Party had a good turnout and the SE corner had lots of Israeli flags and at least one sign that said Bibi (OK, they spelled it out but I don't have to). was for Romney. May they have an impact with their peers, for Israel's sake.


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Florida; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: aar; freep; melbourne; obama2012; spacecoast; vanity
OK, that has it started, let me get Kristinn on the phone.
1 posted on 09/09/2012 9:55:20 AM PDT by NonValueAdded
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To: Jim Robinson; kristinn; shove_it; Ravenstar

ping


2 posted on 09/09/2012 9:55:57 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Taranto: "The whole point of the metaphor is that if you can hear the whistle, you're the dog.")
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To: NonValueAdded
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3 posted on 09/09/2012 9:56:42 AM PDT by xuberalles ("The Right Stuff" Conservative Novelties http://www.zazzle.com/xuberalles)
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To: NonValueAdded

BTTT


4 posted on 09/09/2012 9:59:02 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and bo stinks)
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To: kristinn; mcmuffin; abenaki; Ravenstar; shove_it; All

From Kristinn via phone:

Approx 360 turned out for the FReep. Add mcmuffin and abenaki to the list of FReepers. We had 3 out of 4 street corners claimed. Lots of car and foot traffic. We got a good response and it was generally generally civil. We were called racists a few times. Plenty of Gadsden and American flags.

Obama’s big black bus came right by us after the police moved everyone back from the street corners. The news media ended up getting let off near the intersection. [One video camera and one still photog gave us maybe 10 seconds of aim then scurried after the One].

—end call—


5 posted on 09/09/2012 10:06:06 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Taranto: "The whole point of the metaphor is that if you can hear the whistle, you're the dog.")
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To: amzgirl; 75thOVI; Ravenstar; June2; LuvFreeRepublic; AdvisorB; 88keys; Matchett-PI; mcmuffin; ...
Brevard County, Florida AAR ping.

NOTE: Romney is supposed to be in town next week (?) according to one vendor I spoke with on the way out. Let us know if you get any details on this.

Let me know if you want on or off this ping list.
(not associated with the county government)


6 posted on 09/09/2012 10:08:18 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Taranto: "The whole point of the metaphor is that if you can hear the whistle, you're the dog.")
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To: All; patriotgal1787
Let me revise and extend my reporting.

A very nice turnout, lots of good signs, Obama was very late and no one knew for sure the direction of his approach. THEY BROUGHT HIM IN THROUGH THE HOOD!!! It is possible he viewed us as the motorcade passed by.

I caught the tail end of the speech on the radio as I drove home early to get this report going. A very conservative local commentator, Steve Bussey, gave a summary of the speech and pretty much called it a home run for Obama. He said Obama was introduced by a Mary [blanked on last name] who was a "Republican for Obama." Well, that remains to be seen and their track record on that score is pretty poor. Bussey said he got inside info that it would be a common theme as he brings this show on the road. We'll see if Obama's minions learn how to vet.

We had a nice day with a NE wind to keep the temps down. Nice crowd, several kids present. The opposition was pretty thin until right before the ceremony. It seemed funny that the one corner with the 99%'ers and other assorted Obamabots was pushed back much further than the other 3 corners.

We had our own snipers, looking down on the crowd and realistically, back down into the Hood.

A shout-out to the Daytona Beach State College student taking snaps for her photography class. Good luck to her graduating into an uncertain economy. Don't know how she leans politically.

OK, we almost got killed. While a gaggle of cops stood by yapping, a green car pulled a u-turn right in front of a motorcycle northbound along our line. If he didn't have quick reflexes, his wipeout would have mowed down dozens. Everyone saw it but the cops.

More as I think of it and I am sure our other intrepid FReepers will chime in and maybe post a few pics.

7 posted on 09/09/2012 10:22:27 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Taranto: "The whole point of the metaphor is that if you can hear the whistle, you're the dog.")
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To: NonValueAdded

bttt

Wish I could have been there! Saw coverage of you guys on local channel 13. “Fire the Liar” sign was prominate. :)


8 posted on 09/09/2012 11:04:38 AM PDT by Matchett-PI ("A right can't come at the expense of another" ~ Walter Williams)
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To: NonValueAdded
Thanks for getting this started. Here's link to Florida Today video of us chanting, "Obama you're fired!" as his motorcade pulled up. It's about 14 seconds long.
9 posted on 09/09/2012 12:09:44 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: NonValueAdded; All
...and a Florida Today article and video on the protest. The article says about 400 attended. Woo hoo!
10 posted on 09/09/2012 12:14:26 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: kristinn
Good job.

5.56mm

11 posted on 09/09/2012 12:16:43 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: NonValueAdded

Put me opn the ping list please.... thanks!


12 posted on 09/09/2012 12:24:02 PM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: NonValueAdded
Early reports are that the speech went very well...

A speech is a collection or sentences. Sentences are a collection of words. Words are not actions. The emperor has no clothes.

5.56mm

13 posted on 09/09/2012 12:31:11 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: kristinn

Thanks for sharing the video from Melbourne.

Approx 50 people ‘welcomed’ Mr. Obama to the St. Pete College/Seminole campus on Saturday morning. We were held across the street from the campus entrance but, as his bus drove to the entrance, I’m sure Mr. Obama had a clear view of the group who waved flags and held signs to let him know we disagreed with his policies. There were many pro-life people present, including young people holding signs saying ‘have mercy on the unborn’.

We witnessed shallow Charlie Crist being driven into the event. ugh.


14 posted on 09/09/2012 1:12:40 PM PDT by 4integrity
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One of my favorite moments was when when a car drove by honking with a chair strapped to the roof. The guy had a big grin showing thumbs up. Shortly thereafter a van drove by doing the same thing. It was hilarious!!

There were a couple smaller groups across the street supporting 0bama who would chant “four more years”. In reply, we came back much louder with “four more MONTHS”.

To FReepers in other towns where 0bama is campaigning, by all means organize a protest (but check with Kristinn first for ground rules), it is a blast. Here's a tip, arrive at least four hours early and expect to be there a LONG time as traffic will be tied up until The 0ne is on the way to his next lie fest.

Freep on!

15 posted on 09/09/2012 2:18:53 PM PDT by shove_it (DNC = perpetual emotion machine)
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Great job, kristinn!! Go, Florida!!


16 posted on 09/09/2012 2:45:02 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: 4integrity

the way the MSM described it you would have thought there were thousands.

even FNC was oohing and aaaaahing over obama.

too much NYC.


17 posted on 09/09/2012 3:36:25 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory

ohh, sorry if I misled....there were a LOT of people ...very long lines... to get in to the St.Pete College/Seminole event with Mr. Obama. Local paper said about 11,000. Didn’t look like that many to me but there were A LOT of people, which surprised me a bit. Due to limited parking, buses transported people from parking a local mall to College event....wondering if some buses brought people from Kissimmee and then brought them back for Mr.Obama’s second event of the day.

There were between 50 -70 people who were on the RIGHT side. Wish there were more but many were participating in Super Saturday events...calling or precinct walking.


18 posted on 09/09/2012 3:54:42 PM PDT by 4integrity
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To: shove_it

LOL! That is hilarious! Too bad you did not get pics!


19 posted on 09/09/2012 6:56:19 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: thingumbob

added, glad to have you with us.


20 posted on 09/09/2012 7:02:46 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Taranto: "The whole point of the metaphor is that if you can hear the whistle, you're the dog.")
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To: kristinn; mcmuffin

Isn’t that mcmuffin behind the “wipeout” sign?

Nice to see him there.


21 posted on 09/09/2012 8:10:40 PM PDT by 3D-JOY (If there were no United States Armed Forces there would be no United States of America)
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To: 3D-JOY
Isn’t that mcmuffin behind the “wipeout” sign?

Yep, that would be me!

FRegards!

Dave

22 posted on 09/10/2012 3:49:58 AM PDT by mcmuffin ("Wanting your country back is not the same thing as working to take it back.")
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To: mcmuffin

Great job taking back my old neighborhood (from 1987-1995)!


23 posted on 09/11/2012 10:25:45 AM PDT by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: alancarp
Great job taking back my old neighborhood (from 1987-1995)!

If only for one Sunday!


24 posted on 09/11/2012 5:59:49 PM PDT by mcmuffin ("Wanting your country back is not the same thing as working to take it back.")
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To: NonValueAdded; All

Thanks for posting and thanks to all posters/linkers...and thanks for the pictures. Thanks to all activist FReepers. WOOOHOOO!


25 posted on 09/12/2012 7:33:28 PM PDT by PGalt
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