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After Rally Report from Raleigh NC
ME | 3/22/03 | mykdsmom

Posted on 03/22/2003 4:44:09 PM PST by mykdsmom

We had a GREAT turnout for our Rally for America in Raleigh today. Crowd estimates are between 500-750 people. The weather was great, the speakers and singers were awesome and awe inspiring.

I am SO PROUD to be an American and part of Free Republic. I can't begin to tell you the dozens of people that came up to us today to thank us for sponsoring this rally.

I'll let all that attended post their reports here and I'll have the pictures up soon.

Freepers in attendence were :
Spacewarp, Wise Counsel, Goosie, Skeet's Wife, Skeet, Howlin, mykdsmom & husband, Freedom'sWorthIt, Constitution Day & wife; Overtaxed, Congressman Billybob, dstarr, Kitsgrits, RightOnline, RightOnline'sWife, Koz, dei23 & wife, kayak & husband, Ann_Archy & husband, wimpycat, 45semi, rrod, Howlin, ncweaver, Bobsbribe.

I apologize if I forgot anyone, we had a really busy day so please forgive me and go ahead and post your name.

MKM


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: march22reports; nc; northcarolina; oldnorthstate; rallyforamerica; unhelpful
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To: kayak
:-) It was especially nice to meet you, Kayak! Glad you got to see a report of our rally on CNN of all places! (That must have been from all the good hard work of CD and mykidsmom and others to get out the word - or others in the FR network crew) about all our rallies. TV14 is a client station of CNN (I think) so maybe that's where they got the footage. But glad you got to see it! WRALTV on the other hand was pathetic in their coverage of us (while at least showing a bunch about Chapel Hill rally).

Good to have finally met you!!!!!

51 posted on 03/22/2003 8:55:01 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: wimpycat
My daughter and I left the Capitol with the Marines. They are from Jacksonville. One of them had been in town earlier in the week and heard Jerry Agar announce the rally.

They have 24 people in their church in the war now and they thought this was the least they could do. I was touched.
52 posted on 03/22/2003 9:07:29 PM PST by goosie
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To: kayak
Good evening kay. Don't mind me, I'm just running thru the board bumping every rally thread I see.

8^)

5.56mm

53 posted on 03/22/2003 9:13:51 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: M Kehoe
Well, one good bump deserves another ..... :-)

Can you ping me to the thread about your rally in FL?

54 posted on 03/22/2003 9:16:19 PM PST by kayak (Pray for our President, our military, and our troops!)
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To: mykdsmom
My wife doesn't know how to post pictures - so she just uploaded to a site she has (link in post #29). What is the image server that most people directly post to?
55 posted on 03/22/2003 9:32:33 PM PST by kcar
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
Late WRAL news mentioned the Chapel Hill rally and showed extensive footage and interviews.

I guess a patriotic rally in Chapel Hill is more....ahem....newsworthy.

56 posted on 03/23/2003 3:56:12 AM PST by Overtaxed (Psst...."they set us up the bomb!" Pass the word.)
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To: Overtaxed
Good morning - guess you would be right - and am glad that rally occurred. But ours had a bigger crowd - but you'd never know that from the WRAL biased, as usual, report.
57 posted on 03/23/2003 4:41:56 AM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
Yeah...that's why I only watch WRAL for the weather and the pet pictures.
58 posted on 03/23/2003 4:51:26 AM PST by Overtaxed
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To: GOP-Pat
Sorry you weren't able to come, but THANKS to you for helping get the word out by e-mailing all of your many GOP contacts!

59 posted on 03/23/2003 5:08:36 AM PST by ncweaver
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To: ncweaver
WOW we got 2 whole paragraphs in the N&O...they had more to say about the Chapel Hill Rally which is fine but no quotes from any of the speakers or participants in Raleigh??? Don't get me wrong I'm not surprised it just feels better to point out the obvious... http://newsobserver.com/news/triangle/story/2366838p-2207234c.html
60 posted on 03/23/2003 6:25:21 AM PST by dei23
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To: kcar
Actually kcar the link system is the best way to do it, that way it doesn't slow down the thread loading for those that have dial up.

I'm probably going to do this for the pictures I have as well. Now I just have to figure out how. I will put a few directly on the thread though.

Thanks for posting these pictures and for coming to the rally.

MKM

61 posted on 03/23/2003 8:19:41 AM PST by mykdsmom ( Rally for America, Raleigh NC, State Capital was a huge success with 500 + attending)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt; Overtaxed; ncweaver; mykdsmom; kayak; goosie
I am thoroughly disgusted with the lack of news coverage!

And will the people who wanted help from me about how to post pictures on your Road Runner web page please ping me! I'll do it this afternoon.
62 posted on 03/23/2003 8:43:20 AM PST by Howlin
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To: Howlin
Suprise! Suprise! No mention of us in the Chapel Hill paper. They're saying around 125 attended the Chapel Hill rally yesterday and had 7 paragraphs of interviews from them.

Of course the peaceniks (from protests Wednesday and Friday) got the bigger pictures but the reporter was emphasizing how small the crowds(250 and 100) were.

63 posted on 03/23/2003 9:08:27 AM PST by Overtaxed
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To: Howlin
I'm working on an album of about 80 pictures right now. I'll put up the link as soon as I'm done. Sorry for the delay.

Yes, the media has disgusted me too.

64 posted on 03/23/2003 10:05:57 AM PST by mykdsmom ( Rally for America in Raleigh (with VERY little attention given by the local LIBERAL media)
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To: mykdsmom
Better late than never right? I finally got all of the picture uploaded to an album for viewing. I have captioned some of them but for some reason toward the end it wouldn't allow me to caption anymore.

Rally For America, Raleigh.

I will also post a few single pictures on this thread. Double click on the pictures to enlarge and to be able to see the captions.

MKM

65 posted on 03/23/2003 10:59:46 AM PST by mykdsmom ( Rally for America in Raleigh (with VERY little attention given by the local LIBERAL media)
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To: mykdsmom; Howlin; goosie; Overtaxed; Constitution Day
We must remember - the News and Disturber works ONLY FOR THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST MARXIST PARTY. Anything that hurts President Bush - including anything that HARMS OUR SOLDIERS - is what they want. They do not CARE about the morale of our troops - except to see that it is decreased...so that Saddam and all his socialist, totalitarian friends around the world can triumph over freedom. THAT is what this war is about and the N&O once again shows itself to be on the side of the BRUTAL DICTATOR instead on the side of oppressed enslaved people!!!
66 posted on 03/23/2003 11:00:30 AM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: *Old_North_State; **North_Carolina; Constitution Day; 100%FEDUP; 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; ...
Sheesh, once again I forgot to ping the list to the above post.

Pictures now up, see link in post #65.

Soldiers from Camp LeJuene

Allies flags

Congressman Billybob

How about this HUGE group of FReepers and families?

MKM

67 posted on 03/23/2003 11:10:40 AM PST by mykdsmom ( Rally for America in Raleigh (with VERY little attention given by the local LIBERAL media)
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To: Howlin
Yes FReepers, this is the famous Howlin in the blue shirt, holding the sign.

MKM

68 posted on 03/23/2003 11:16:16 AM PST by mykdsmom ( Rally for America in Raleigh (with VERY little attention given by the local LIBERAL media)
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To: mykdsmom; Constitution Day
beautiful!!!! Thank you again for all your hard work! And that of CD and all the others! Just one or two or three people decide to do something and there you go - God is with you - and see the benefit that results. Can't wait to see more photos from CD. God bless our troops! WE LOVE ALL OF YOU!!
69 posted on 03/23/2003 12:26:00 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: mykdsmom
Great pictures, MKM!!! Thanks!
70 posted on 03/23/2003 12:26:17 PM PST by kayak (Pray for our President, our military, and our troops!)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
Can't wait to see more photos from CD.

I'm in my office since I had a problem with my home computer!
I will ping you when I get done.

CD

71 posted on 03/23/2003 12:42:51 PM PST by Constitution Day
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To: Constitution Day
Ok - thank you - again!!!!
72 posted on 03/23/2003 12:52:31 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: Constitution Day; All
And I meant to say: HELLO TO THE LURKERS WE MET YESTERDAY! COME ON IN AND FIND THIS THREAD AND POST YOUR FIRST POST HERE! IT'S NOT HARD! WHAT YOU SAY AND THINK MATTERS! (now - will stop yelling)
73 posted on 03/23/2003 12:55:19 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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Bump to the top
74 posted on 03/23/2003 1:10:39 PM PST by Constitution Day
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BUMP
75 posted on 03/23/2003 1:13:47 PM PST by Constitution Day
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To: Overtaxed; Constitution Day; All
#58 - agreed. Weather is worth watching - and Tom Suiter with sports - but NOTHING else. (Understand why you watch). Pam Saulsby's and David Crabtree's reporting is so obviousl biased - it is beyond the pale.

I am still trying to figure out who the curly haired reporter was at the rally. I have seen him at other of our rallies in the past. If not mistaken, he is an N&O liberal who made it plain not to report the truth. The woman who was writing and photographing - I don't know who she works with but obviously either her report was yanked by her editors (if she was N&O) or she didn't see fit to report about the Iraqi pro freedom exile - (woman) - who was so wonderful......

76 posted on 03/23/2003 1:15:45 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: mykdsmom
Great going MKM.
77 posted on 03/23/2003 1:16:38 PM PST by bert (Don't Panic !)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
If you mean the N&O reporter, he called me. Scott(?) Cannon.
78 posted on 03/23/2003 1:19:25 PM PST by Constitution Day
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To: Constitution Day
He did??? Was he the curly haired guy with the dark shirt and dark coat who interviewed you? And then did not report the Iraqi Pro Freedom lady who spoke (and what is her name again?) If she is lurking - THANK YOU, DEAR LADY!!!
79 posted on 03/23/2003 1:26:36 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: kayak
Can you see the ones in the album?

I'm going to post another link to it just in case.

MKM

80 posted on 03/23/2003 1:31:37 PM PST by mykdsmom ( Rally for America in Raleigh (with VERY little attention given by the local LIBERAL media)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
No, no... I think you mean Bob Langford.

He fills in for Jerry Agar sometimes... was there for WUNC-TV.
I will be on there on Monday.

81 posted on 03/23/2003 1:31:39 PM PST by Constitution Day
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To: mykdsmom
I had to sign up but after doing so I could see them ..... and the captions ..... just fine.

I'm skeptical about registering on sites but figured that if you had so that you could post the pictures then it would be ok for me to sign up to see them ...... :-)

82 posted on 03/23/2003 1:34:54 PM PST by kayak (Pray for our President, our military, and our troops!)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
Afternoon! To tell you the truth, the only time I watch WRAL is in the morning between 6 and 7...mostly for the weather, the traffic (although the traffic guy gets on my nerves) and the pets.

I think there's more pro-America rally coverage during the NASCAR races than there is on the news! Maybe the curly-haired "reporter" is actually CIA all your bases are belong to us.

83 posted on 03/23/2003 1:46:16 PM PST by Overtaxed
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Maha Alattar of Women for a Free Iraq

84 posted on 03/23/2003 1:47:45 PM PST by Constitution Day
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To: Congressman Billybob; 45semi

Congressman Billybob pumps up the crowd!!

85 posted on 03/23/2003 1:48:59 PM PST by Constitution Day
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BUMP for later...
86 posted on 03/23/2003 1:49:58 PM PST by Constitution Day
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To: mykdsmom; Constitution Day
the link works to the place where the photos are - but I have to sign in to view the photos. I will do that later. Thanks for all the effort to put the photos up.
87 posted on 03/23/2003 2:25:14 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: Constitution Day
Maha Alattar - yes thank you! God bless her and thanks for the link to her group's website. How horrific - I pray to God we liberate imprisoned children but I would imagine the demonic Saddamites will eliminate this evidence of unequivocal horror - imprisonment of children!!!!
88 posted on 03/23/2003 2:27:56 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: Constitution Day
That is him? Is he a "good guy?"
89 posted on 03/23/2003 2:28:23 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: Overtaxed
Wonderful! I'm watching C-span as Captain Michael Berryman is telling of his treatment by the Iraqi's as a POW during the Gulf War. It is chilling. God bless him and all the soldiers who are over there now.
90 posted on 03/23/2003 2:34:55 PM PST by My back yard
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt; kayak
I'm sorry you had to sign up to see them, I didn't realize they made you do that. I hope they don't spam you now. I don't remember getting any junk from them.

I just didn't want to post a ton of pictures on the site and slow the thread way down.

MKM

91 posted on 03/23/2003 3:37:15 PM PST by mykdsmom ( Rally for America in Raleigh (with VERY little attention given by the local LIBERAL media)
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To: mykdsmom
Understood. Thanks for doing all you have done.
92 posted on 03/23/2003 4:12:07 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: mykdsmom
Well, I finally made it back home. Pictures to follow!

Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina with FReepers.

93 posted on 03/23/2003 5:52:18 PM PST by Skeet (Support our Troops!)
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To: mykdsmom
The gremlins caught up with me yesterday. After all those pictures I thought I took, nothing would load onto the computer. Those that I have taken today just sitting here at my desk load just fine. I don't know what happened. boy was I mad. I loved all the pictures you put up. I have copied some of them so that we can see what to use in the article we are going to put together for The Paraglide. We will probably pick one or two that really portray the event and have lots of red, white and blue. We know the troops will see them.
94 posted on 03/23/2003 7:09:32 PM PST by dstarr
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To: All
I know that we gained a new registered freeper either last night or today. She was the friend with me at the rally yesterday. She is known as Bob's Babe. She hasn't posted yet but when she gets good and riled, I know she will.
95 posted on 03/23/2003 7:11:47 PM PST by dstarr
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To: mykdsmom; Howlin; kayak; Constitution Day; Skeet; Overtaxed; goosie; All
My dad said that CNN and/or Fox News showed the Raleigh Pro-America rally today. He did not know I had attended and when I said I did - he was so very glad!!!!!!
96 posted on 03/23/2003 7:11:51 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: dstarr; bobsbabe
Welcome Bob's babe.

Do you want us to add you to the NC Ping list?

MKM

97 posted on 03/23/2003 7:30:51 PM PST by mykdsmom ( Rally for America in Raleigh (with VERY little attention given by the local LIBERAL media)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
My daughter lives in MI and she saw us on CNN this am.

MKM

98 posted on 03/23/2003 7:33:29 PM PST by mykdsmom ( Rally for America in Raleigh (with VERY little attention given by the local LIBERAL media)
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To: Bismark
Hi, Bismark! Long time no see! (Friends from back in the 2000 Election theft (by Gore) anti-rallies - pro Bush! I knew you would be where you were needed! God bless you!
99 posted on 03/23/2003 7:36:22 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: spacewarp
Nice to meet you - and interesting info in your report. Yes our wonderful police authorities were ready, weren't they? We expressed only admiration and thanks for their efforts....though we would not have hurt anybody but John Edwards' fake smile......Anyway - they surely were taking extra precautions. That's fine. I think they had to enjoy the patriotic singing and even the speeches. God has blessed our country that we have the freedom to show our support to our nation, our troops, our President!!! and even to have NC's finest protect our right to do so. WOW!
100 posted on 03/23/2003 7:40:29 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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