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Hillary Clinton/Gray Davis "It takes a PILLAGE!" FReep - Saturday (10/5) 4pm - Century Plaza (L.A.)
| October 5, 2002
Posted on 10/05/2002 3:06:19 AM PDT by RonDog
Hillary Clinton and Gray Davis
on Saturday (10/5) at 4:30 pm
in the sunken plaza (thirty feet below street level) at the
Century Plaza Hotel
2025 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles (Century City)
(That is THEIR rally.)
(Here is OUR COUNTER-rally!)
The "It takes a PILLAGE!" Players
(featuring the Black Pantsuit precision drill team)
the "eGray Hooker"
the "debate CHICKEN" and "Superman SIMON" (The S is for SIMON!)
Bill & Monica!
FReeping them at 4 pm
along the "observation rail" high above them, at street level.
(Plus, see the NEW "Dump DAVIS!" cutouts from FReeper Howie!)
Please join us.
TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Breaking News; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: calgov2002; dumpdavis; egray; egraydavis; freep; graydavis; hillary; hughhewitt
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To: summer; A CA Guy
We have serious stuff happenning out here!
To: concerned about politics
"let Davis fix it - it's his state"
What a stupid statement!
Why on earth would Davis want to fix it. Davis is a dem and the dems are bound and determined to undermine the economy - because they have NO ISSUES TO RUN ON.
The President - on the otherhand - has all the issues to run on and he is not about to allow the dems to try to sabotage the economy with this phoney - trumped-up issue. The unions have always donated heavily to the dems - so when the dems want to orchestrate a slow-down - they just call the unions and VOILA!
The President has every right to intervene - in fact, it will be criminal if he doesn't.
What the President will do is STOP this assault on our economy, and especially the economy of California.
There is another thread on FR about some of the ships going into ports in Mexico - offloading their supplies (fruits and vegetables likely to rot) onto trucks and driving the supplies into San Diego and Los Angeles. This is awesome!
posted on 10/05/2002 1:13:37 PM PDT
This is so awesome!! How I wish I could be there. I would love to be a part of the black pantsuit brigade. I used to be in a drill team in high school - I haven't forgotten what fun it was!!
posted on 10/05/2002 1:16:39 PM PDT
bump this post!! Go get 'em freepers!
you're most welcome...maybe the Freepers can use it at the demonstration against the worst administration in US history.
From http://www.olsommer.com/hillary.html *************************************************
From other pages via google search
I have knowledge (of a personal nature), that the CHP (California Highway Patrol) who protect the Governor are very negative about the Davis family. They think the guy is crazy - and weird.
posted on 10/05/2002 1:23:03 PM PDT
To: CyberAnt; All
RonDog is at the Century Plaza Hotel and his cell phone is malfunctioning, security is trying to say Freepers cannot protest on the public sidewalk in front of the Hotel.
We need a flood of phone calls to this guy, (no threats) just to remind him of our first amendment rights to protest on public property. He needs to be reminded of the seriousness of his actions.
His name is Scott Dypwyck 310-551-3328, LEAVE A FEW MESSAGES !! THIS IS URGENT, PLEASE KEEP THIS BUMPED AND ENCOURAGE FREEPERS TO CALL THIS DUDE. Please be civil but firm!!
posted on 10/05/2002 1:32:55 PM PDT
To: RonDog; AnnaZ; Mercuria; feinswinesuksass; DoughtyOne; Cinnamon Girl; Tony in Hawaii; Bob J; ...
Help!!!! see above
posted on 10/05/2002 1:34:34 PM PDT
To: summer; A CA Guy
Help, phone this guy and remind him that we have rights, and long memories, we will not let this go unrewarded!!!!!!
posted on 10/05/2002 1:38:29 PM PDT
EMERGENCY!!!! SEE number 60!!!
posted on 10/05/2002 1:39:47 PM PDT
To: RonDog; diotima; AnnaZ; Mercuria; DoughtyOne; Cinnamon Girl; Tony in Hawaii; Bob J; ...
IMPORTANT BULLETIN FROM RONDOG AT THE SCENE!
The Hotel Director Of Security is giving him some trouble. His cellphone is dead - can't get messages or call out.
He checked earlier with the police, and they said no problem with the protest's location. He did so again this morning, and they said no problem. But now the hotel's director of security is not so sure.
Three possible locations:
- Sidewalk, edge looking down. might not let us on the edge for security reasons.
- Backup position - right in front of fountain in middle of street. "That'll work; they can't see us from downstairs, but still good.
- Third choice down the street, around the corner- Ron says no way.
Decision will be at 3:00pm. "We want to exercise our first amendment rights on public property."
The guy's name is Scott Dypwick. We can professionally and politeily explain this protest. If he wants the focus of the protest to be the hotel and its security, that's fine. But we would rather have an acceptable area. Phone is (310) 551-3328. Be diplomatic but firm. Don't piss them off; politely and firmly say that there are a lot of people watching what you do. We appreciate the security concern, but it needs to be balanced with our freedom of speech rights, which allow us to peacefully protest on public property.
See you there! And remember, no matter what happens, the video should be great!
PS Sorry for the poor writing - I felt getting out the information was more important than making it smooth.
"Dypwick?" Wow, this dude didn't get teased in high school much, did he?
To: Tony in Hawaii; All
Call off the Dogs!!!!!!
RonDog says everything is cool, a compromise has been reached, Secret Service, LAPD and Hotel security are happy, Freeping will occur across the street. Thanks to all that called!!! No more calls to Mr Dipwick please!!!
posted on 10/05/2002 2:23:02 PM PDT
When President Bush appeared at Century Plaza Hotel just a few months ago, the socialists were protesting across the street. There were no demonstrations on the hotel side. If they let you demonstrate on the sidewalk across the street that would be consistent with prior M.O. If they let you protest actually on the sidewalk in front of the hotel (on the driveway) that would be surprising because the sidewalk on Ave. of the Stars is public...the property line starts at the sidewalk, not up on the driveway in front.... if they let you stay on the sidewalk of Ave of the Stars then you're ok! Stay in touch!
To: A CA Guy
"Was this picture taken a long time ago from the Repiblican primaries...">
No, wrong on your statement AND your ASSumption!
...IS THIS BARBARA TYPING THIS MESSAGE????
Ah, it's spelled Rep U blican, Babs!
posted on 10/05/2002 2:28:10 PM PDT
The guy at Century Plaza Hotel says that he does not know where the official zone is located. You guys need to get LAPD to commit in writing to the zone. If you have a commitment in writing you can make sure that they follow their own rules (and don't discriminate on the basis of some wierd political thing).
Big Ol Bump!!!! Cant wait for pics!!!! GOOD LUCK ALL!!!
posted on 10/05/2002 2:36:11 PM PDT
Glad I checked in before leaving. I have my sign, but no costume.
On one side:
"Bribes are to Davis as
Corruption is to the Clintons"
On the reverse:
"Gray Davis makes Bob Torricelli look like a Boyscout!
posted on 10/05/2002 3:23:44 PM PDT
To: Howie; RonDog
Stay sharp guys. Low level security guys do not set policy for the sidewalks of LA. LAPD has juridiction there. The sidewalks on Century Plaza Hotel property are a different matter. If you guys want to use their bathroom and they attempt to preclude it, you can question why.
To: Tony in Hawaii
Tony I didn't hear it because I was still at work I hear that John and Ken really tick off Grey Out offices LOL! that cool
I remember when John and Ken were reading Archibishop emails on the air during whole mess with Cathoic church scandel that was classic
To: feinswinesuksass; AnnaZ; Mercuria; Mr.B.goes.to.Washington; DoughtyOne; Cinnamon Girl; ...
Hollywood Resistance Force... Let's Roll!!!
posted on 10/05/2002 3:35:29 PM PDT
Recreating an Ol' Crusty right now...
posted on 10/05/2002 3:44:11 PM PDT
To: AnnaZ; All
FReePers everywhere are with y'all in spirit ... GodSpeed, Warriors ;-)
Go Get 'Em !!! Be Safe and Have Fun !!!
Looking forward to pics and Film @ 11 ;-
Thanks for the encouragement.
The HangFireMobile is pullin' up to the Z station... TTYL!
posted on 10/05/2002 4:08:12 PM PDT
Message for Mr. Dipwick ... Thank You :-)
To: NormsRevenge; RonDog; Howie
Yeah, tell that guy to hang in there and support the real Americans... SIMON.
To: Howie; All
Another bump... Isn't it amazing how history repeats itself?
Chamberlain and Hitler
Democrats and Iraq
Way to go ANNA!!
To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; All
In the foreground is First Lady Laura Bush, a CREDENTIALED educator. In the background is former First Lady Hillary Clinton, who has NEVER had a credential for education or in children's health care.
Who do you trust with the future of your children?
The person who is a credentialed educator, Mrs. Bush
Or, the person who is NOT! credentialed, Mrs. Clinton
Some women have class, some don't don't have a clue. Any that would hang with slick are in the latter category.
I'm stuck down here in Palm Desert, hoping for the best for the brave protesters. That RonDog is a regular attack dog, (thank goodness)!
posted on 10/05/2002 4:59:06 PM PDT
"We have weapons the world has not dreamed of!", Adolph Hitler 1939"
He was an early-edition Sadam.
posted on 10/05/2002 5:06:28 PM PDT
I'll watch the 6 o'clock news!!!
posted on 10/05/2002 5:09:51 PM PDT
To: Howie; RonDog
Hillary Clinton booed by David Lettermans audience. Bush supporters who are depressed should have been heartened Wednesday night when Letterman on his Late Show, taped in New York City, prompted boos when he brought up Hillary names.
In his opening monologue Letterman set up a joke: "How bout Hillary Clinton?...Remember, we thought it was a joke?" At first the audience clapped, but the clapping was soon overcome by a growing chorus of hisses and boos.
Letterman joked: "Theyre saying already that maybe in 2004 she might run for President. So if you look at it in these terms, listen to this: Becoming the Senator from New York is the first very important step to the Clintons so they can become, perhaps, a two impeachment family."
And he told another about Hillary: "Theyre saying that Hillary has her eyes on the Oval Office for 2004 and Im thinking, well its too bad she didnt have her eyes on the Oval Office when Bill was nailing Monica."
posted on 10/05/2002 6:46:33 PM PDT
Aw, Geeez....missed this exciting thread.... Looking forward to after-action report
To: bonesmccoy; Howie; daviddennis
When President Bush appeared at Century Plaza Hotel just a few months ago, the socialists were protesting across the street. There were no demonstrations on the hotel side. If they let you demonstrate on the sidewalk across the street that would be consistent with prior M.O.
You are correct. (But with YOUR help, we broke the "prior M.O." mold into little tiny peices.)
I just got back from the FReep - and post-FReep VICTORY party. :o)
First, I want to say THANK YOU to those of you who contacted the security folks at the hotel on our behalf.Bottom line: I was OVERWHELMED by today's events.
Your efforts certainly DID get results!
(More on that later.)
Second, I want to thank all of the FReepers who made this evening such such an AMAZING success!!!
(More on THAT later, too!)
And, third, I REALLY want to thank the "Chicken Man" (we know who you are!) and his MANY college Republican friends who encouraged us to "push the envelope," and get the BEST turnout, the most PASSION, and far and away some of the most CREATIVE FReeping that I have EVER seen.
The "Dump DAVIS!" momentum has combined with the "Simon SURGE" to reach a level of critical mass that is much bigger than anything that I can - or WANT to - control by myself.
Bill Simon's campaign is finally going to into HYPERDRIVE, and WE helped!
Today was another "BANNER DAY" in our battle to rid California of its most CORRUPT, INCOMPETENT and thoroughly DANGEROUS governor in hustory.
AnnaZ will post the post-FReep thread, and daviddennis should have some initial images posted online - very soon.
More from me, soon...
posted on 10/05/2002 10:02:22 PM PDT
Today was fantastic. I wish we could have been across the street, but it was alot of fun anyway. We were able to disrupt from above and below....
I was overjoyed to see so many young people. It gave me some hope for Californias future. Those college kids were wonderful. I wish I was that together when I was their age.
posted on 10/05/2002 10:12:18 PM PDT
To: feinswinesuksass; AnnaZ; HangFire; Lady Jenn; Tony in Hawaii; Outraged; daviddennis; ...
We made the AP wire!
Hillary Clinton at governor's 'Get Out the Vote' rally in LA
New York Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton told a crowd of supporters Saturday to "send a message to Republicans in Washington" by voting for Democrats in the upcoming elections.
In a 10-minute speech at the Century Plaza Hotel, Clinton sounded more like a candidate herself than a big name draw in the rally for Democratic Gov. Gray Davis' run for a second term. Republican Bill Simon is his challenger.
"There's a sign out here that says: 'It's still the economy, stupid,'" Clinton told an enthusiastic crowd of about 500.
In April, Clinton headlined a fund-raiser for Davis in San Francisco that added about $1 million to his already-fat $28 million war chest. She urged Democratic women to help Davis, who is pro-choice, defeat Simon, who has said he opposes abortion rights.
Davis' campaign plans to spend $2.5 million to $3 million in the remaining weeks before the election. The stream of ads have attack the investment firm, William E. Simon & Sons which Simon co-founded in 1988.
Though she mentioned Davis and some of his policies, Clinton primarily took swipes at President George W. Bush's administration and Republicans.
"They don't just want to roll back on Bill Clinton's policies, they're working on Franklin Roosevelt's and Teddy Roosevelt's as well," she said.
In a state where Democrats outnumber Republicans 45 percent to 35 percent, the Democrats do not seem to be resting on their laurels just yet.
Davis must overcome lackluster popularity ratings, a labor quagmire at the country's two largest ports and a budget deficit created by policies enacted during last year's energy crisis.
Clinton, however, laid the blame for the energy crisis squarely at the feet of energy chief executive officers.
"California taught the rest of the country a lesson before Enron made headlines," she said. "California was dealt a bad hand because we know these energy companies drove up prices."
About 30 protesters carried signs that stated "Davis: A Name You Can Buy," and "Blackout Davis," as they marched across the street from the hotel. Democrats who attended the rally saw them only as they entered the hotel.
The rally inside began with a lineup of party leaders, including Art Torres, head of the California Democratic Party and Terry McAuliffe, the national Democratic Party chairman.
Davis, who spoke for less than 10 minutes, also rattled off a list of his victories during his four years as governor.
"My opponent is a true blue think tank conservative," Davis said. He described improvement of schools as his "passion," and improved health insurance coverage as a key goal.
He portrayed the gubernatorial election as a clear choice for voters.
"This is as clear a contest as you can have. I am for the mainstream values of California, he is for the far right," Davis said.
Published: Saturday, October 5, 2002 20:44 PDT
BTW, here is my first draft at the FReeper "honor roll" of those in attendance.
I KNOW that I am missing many names.
Who ELSE was there, in addition to:
RonDog (as the "eGray Hooker")
Tony in Hawaii
Outraged (dressed as Superman: "The S is for Simon!")
daviddennis (video cameraman EXTRAORDINAIRE!)
The SpottedOwl (at her FIRST FReep!!!)
posted on 10/05/2002 10:16:19 PM PDT
I think you were down changing at the time but Art Torres had to walk right through us to get to the hotel and the look he gave us wasn't a smile!
Typical press reporting, there were over 50 of us there, not 30!
posted on 10/05/2002 10:23:06 PM PDT
Here is a ppartial FReep report from our FRiend Jill (who seems to know MANY FReepers, but does not post here often enough to use the screen name, that I THINK she has...):
today was the best rapid response ever! We had the hooker and superman!! It seems they were laying in wait for the chicken so he just stayed in the coop - but he sent a substitute with a bullhorn:)
The college republicans came out today too - we got so much attention 2 police cars came and parked in the cut throughs of the esplanade on Avenue of the Stars - we were across the street from the hotel and they could hear us on the plaza level where the "GOTV" rally was - rumor had it that Terry McAuliffe was there but I didn't see him on the stage - he's hard to miss but I did have an "obstructed" view - but I saw hitlary and some man with gray hair:)
posted on 10/05/2002 10:24:20 PM PDT
To: RonDog; feinswinesuksass; dalereed
posted on 10/05/2002 10:26:13 PM PDT
To: AnnaZ; All
I had a great time meeting you all :)
Btw saw the local channel 9 news at 9pm. Only protest footage was of Davis supporters...of course.
Only protest footage was of Davis supporters...of course.
But of course.
posted on 10/05/2002 10:56:06 PM PDT
See the PICTURES at:
CENTURY CITY FREEP: We attack Gray Davis in his own territory-A must-read!
amazing.com ^ | 10/06/2002 | David H Dennis
Posted on 10/06/2002 1:27 AM Pacific by daviddennis
Gray Davis and the Democrats would seem to have had everything on their side. A posh venue with a massive supply of security personnel. Celebrity guests, including Hillary Clinton and Gray Davis himself. The press, prepared to fawn over their every move. And an large crew attending a precision organized, well-financed event. I don't think we could have afforded their sign-printing bill, much less the cost of renting the venue.
Excerpted - Full Article ^
posted on 10/06/2002 5:42:47 AM PDT
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