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After Action Report: Patriot's Rally V on the Steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Dee Cee
Self | 3/23/03 | Sauropod

Posted on 03/23/2003 3:04:36 PM PST by sauropod

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To: kaffee32
Great Pics!!!
51 posted on 03/23/2003 7:28:45 PM PST by CAbornAmerasianinDC ("The Price of FREEDOM is Eternal Vigilance!")
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To: sauropod; BufordP; Jimmy Valentine's brother; kristinn; All
Thanks to you and the great DC Chapter for a great, meaningful event! I'm so glad I was able to make it today, and the reward was itself. I did my best to herd people into the event. I think I snagged a few.

Our Iraqi (now American) friend did a stupendous job. I had to get back to work, so I'll look forward to seeing a tape of the entire jig. During his speech, I approached the WMAL reporter, Joan Donniger (sp?). I told her that his attempts to lead chants wouldn't work because the people there weren't used to protesting. I explained to her that these people hold day jobs, that they didn't major in protesting in college, and that they didn't know how to chant and rhyme. It only embarrassed them. She thought this was great and turned on her tape recorder and asked me to repeat it. I did. Only I blew it.

If you've ever been interviewed, you'll know what I mean -- when the interviewer hears what he/she wants to hear, the ears perk up, the microphone moves closer to you. I did great, and she was laughing with me as I described the normal Americans there who were driven to protest for the first time in their lives for most of them there. Then I lost it when I said that it was my second protest, the first being at the VP's house during the 2000 election. She said, "Oh, that was so awful, all those people chanting 'Get Out of Cheney's house.'"

Oops. Oh well, at least I know what WMAL thinks of the 2000 election...

BufordP, it was a joy to speak with you. Congrats on your retirement, and God love you for your service.

JVP, you're the best!
52 posted on 03/23/2003 7:31:16 PM PST by nicollo
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To: kaffee32
Glad you decided to chime in K. Great pictures. That Katie is a Kutie. Give her a big hug from this old gramma.
53 posted on 03/23/2003 7:47:07 PM PST by WVNan
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To: sauropod
Wonderful as always! Great rally news from all over the country! 100,000 at Bristol Speedway today!
54 posted on 03/23/2003 8:22:06 PM PST by countrydummy
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To: countrydummy
TY. You were missed!
55 posted on 03/23/2003 9:06:52 PM PST by sauropod (If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy...)
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To: nicollo
Hey, it was great meeting you too. Hope to see again at future freeps...when the need arises.
56 posted on 03/24/2003 5:35:23 AM PST by BufordP
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To: nicollo
Glad you were able to come out and get some fresh air. Always good to see you!
57 posted on 03/24/2003 5:46:09 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine's brother (The US and British led weapon inspections in force has begun!)
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To: sauropod
It was a great day! Great crowd, great speakers and great weather.
58 posted on 03/24/2003 6:34:15 AM PST by kristinn (HumanShieldAgainstTerrorists@WhiteHouse.US)
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To: sauropod; tgslTakoma; kristinn; Angelwood
Great to see you at the rally yesterday. Thanks to all who did the hard work to put the rally together!

Could somebody please ping this to the full DC Chapter. I don't think it has been yet. (At least it hasn't been pinged to me.)

This was my dog's first FReep & she started getting hungry & tired. I left about 2:45 when B1 Bob was speaking. Nothing against him, but I heard him at Patriots Rally IV and had to get the dog to her food.

What did Livingston say?

Here are video files of various local broadcast outlets from yesterday's Patriots Rally in DC.  I've deleted the beginnings and ends of some reports to hold the sizes down.  I have included all portions dealing with the FR activities.

Local channel 5 WTTG didn't seem to have anything about the rally.  I forgot to check and tape WTOP and WMAL radio for any reports.

If anyone has video tape of Fox, MSNBC, CNN, or other sources or audio tape of other radio reports that mention the FR activity and is willing to loan the tape to me, I can digitize the reports and post them to the web.

Angelwood gives a great interview in the channel 7 report.

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These files are for non-commercial, educational, and political uses only and are reproduced under the fair use provisions of the copyright laws.

More information about the news outlets that originated these files are at their respective web sites, listed and linked below.

Various formats are used for the reports as noted.  File sizes are listed..  If you have a slow or dial up connection, you probably should use the smallest files, even though the quality is generally lower. 

You should be able to click on a file to play it.  If that doesn't work, right click on the file, select "save target as", and open the file with your appropriate media player (e.g., Windows Media Player or RealPlayer).

You will probably have smoother sound if you download the file and then play it from your computer.

Patriots' Rally V of Free Republic DC Chapter March 23, 2003

WRC 4 TV Mar 23, 2003
527 K ASF format

same WRC 4 TV Mar 23, 2003
3.2 M Real Player RAM format

same WRC 4 TV Mar 23, 2003
17.6 M MPEG format

WTTG 7 TV Mar 23, 2003
614 K ASF format

same WTTG 7 TV Mar 23, 2003
3.8 M Real Player RAM format

same WTTG 7 TV Mar 23, 2003
20.7 M MPEG format

WJLA 9 TV Mar 23, 2003
164 K ASF format

same WJLA 9 TV Mar 23, 2003
1 M Real Player RAM format

same WJLA 9 TV Mar 23, 2003
5.5 M MPEG format

Washington, DC area stations (links to web pages of sources of above reports)

WRC  TV 4

WJLA TV 7

WUSA TV 9


59 posted on 03/24/2003 2:21:17 PM PST by BillF
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Taxman here.

I am responsible for leaving the words "Under God" out of the pledge of Allegiance.

I did it on purpose. For the shock factor.

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Pledge of Allegiance is unconstitutional because it includes the words "Under God," and is therefore a prayer, violating the bogus "Separation of Church and State" prohibition.

I got heckled because I left the words out. I intended to shock my fellow conservatives at the Rally.

I then read the last paragraph, as follows:

"Since I was a small boy, two states have been added to our country and two words have been added to the Pledge of Allegiance... UNDER GOD. Wouldn't it be a pity if someone said that is a prayer and that it would be eliminated from schools too? God Bless America."

Following the cheers "USA! USA! USA! and FREE IRAQ! FREE IRAQ! FREE IRAQ!", I left the podium.

For the record, I strongly disagree with the Ninth Circuit, and hope and pray that their opinion will be overruled by the Supreme Court.

60 posted on 03/24/2003 4:42:50 PM PST by Taxman
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HST, kristinn got it right:

"It was a great day! Great crowd, great speakers and great weather."

It was a pleasure to be a part of it.

Yesterday made me proud to be an American!

61 posted on 03/24/2003 4:48:16 PM PST by Taxman
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To: WVNan; All
I want to thank all of the DC Chapter members that work so hard and make these events possible.

Some of us, like me, just show up, hold a sign or a flag and do little.

D.C. Chapter working members..............THANK YOU.

62 posted on 03/24/2003 5:44:46 PM PST by AGreatPer (Support Our Troops or get the hell out of the USA.)
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To: AGreatPer; All
The DC rally was great...My search for a support rally last week led me to the FR website. Thank you for listing all the rallies and for the information on your site.

Does anyone know how I could obtain the coverage of the DC rally on Fox5 dc?

Thank you in advance
63 posted on 03/24/2003 7:45:44 PM PST by galincville
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To: galincville
"Does anyone know how I could obtain the coverage of the DC rally on Fox5 dc?"

I have no clue. But I do know that I appreciate your particitating.

Ya know, you chip away, one person at a time, one little block at a time and something happens.

Thank you galivincille for being a part of it.

64 posted on 03/24/2003 8:08:25 PM PST by AGreatPer (Support Our Troops or get the hell out of the USA.)
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To: BillF; hellinahandcart; KLT; countrydummy
Thanks for posting the mpg files. I enjoyed them. Dave
65 posted on 03/25/2003 4:18:57 AM PST by sauropod (If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy...)
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