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After Action Report - Operation Infinite Freep - Galleria I (Houston, TX)
5 April 2003 | PetroniDE

Posted on 04/05/2003 3:37:34 PM PST by PetroniDE

Today ten members and lurkers from the Houston Chapter of FR (H.A.T.) gathered for another show of support of our troops, our country, and our President. Today's event was familiar surroundings for many of them, as the place was the Galleria, site of many Election 2000 Freeps.

We regret to inform our freezing friends up North, but with sunny skies and temperatures in the low 80's, winter has finally left Houston for good. The featured sign was again the "We Support Our Troops" banner, but other "Support Our Troops" and U.S. Flags of various size were also present. Also present was a U.S. Marine flag.

The Freep lasted two hours, and judging by the large numbers regarding our "honks of support", it appears that Houston is in support of the decision regarding war in Iraq. PetroniDE noticed only three signs of dis-approval by passing motorists (a separate count by Houmatt was two). Humblegunner and Flyer served as photographers for the event. No trouble with the police was observed for this event. Flyer and Stevie_d_64 notified the local police regarding the event and no counter demonstrators appeared. Several members, including Eaker and Texas_Cowboy marched with the flags around the complete intersection to obtain support from motorists traveling from the opposite direction. The after-Freep meal was at the Rajun Cajun and Humblegunner took possession of the chapter banner from PetroniDE.


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Foreign Affairs; Free Republic; News/Current Events; US: Texas; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: april5reports; hat; houston; infinitefreep; report; terror; war
Pictures available very soon.
1 posted on 04/05/2003 3:37:34 PM PST by PetroniDE
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To: 1riot1ranger; Action-America; Alkhin; Allegra; American72; antivenom; Antoninus II; anymouse; ...
Ping --- Pictures coming very soon.
2 posted on 04/05/2003 3:39:24 PM PST by PetroniDE (Have Sign, Have Bullhorn, Will Freep -- WAR ON !!!)
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To: PetroniDE

3 posted on 04/05/2003 4:04:40 PM PST by humblegunner (@war)
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To: humblegunner

We had fun, displayed the flag, and ate crawfish.
I defy anyone to come up with a better plan.

4 posted on 04/05/2003 4:10:31 PM PST by humblegunner (@war)
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To: humblegunner
I don't know...that cowboy hat sure looks good to me! Way to go!
5 posted on 04/05/2003 4:41:07 PM PST by bluesagewoman
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To: PetroniDE
Humblegunner

Nice Tee-Shirt!!


We Support Our Troops!!!


One Riot......One Cowboy (COB1)




6 posted on 04/05/2003 4:42:06 PM PST by Eaker (64,999,987 firearm owners killed no one yesterday. Somehow, it didn't make the news.)
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To: PetroniDE; radu; Rightfootforward

We Support Our Troops!

Don't Mess With Texas!


WHOA! There's a bus there!

Don't Mess With Texas!


Eaker, PetroniDE, Humblegunner, Texas_Cowboy, Houmatt

Don't Mess With Texas!


The Red, White and Blue!

Don't Mess With Texas!


WAHOO !!

Don't Mess With Texas!


Pride

Don't Mess With Texas!


Raging at thr Rajun' Cajun

Don't Mess With Texas!


One of our lovely Newbies

Don't Mess With Texas!

7 posted on 04/05/2003 5:10:53 PM PST by Flyer (We Own The Streets!!)
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To: Flyer
That doesn't look like "Ragin' Cajun," it looks like the Bayou City Cafe.
8 posted on 04/05/2003 5:14:53 PM PST by Illbay (Don't believe every tagline you read - including this one)
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To: Eaker
"One Riot......One Cowboy

I hope you didn't make the brothus think I was a-dissin' 'em!

9 posted on 04/05/2003 5:23:02 PM PST by TexasCowboy (COB1)
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To: bluesagewoman
"that cowboy hat sure looks good to me!"

Actually, bluesage, I was singing, "Lord, I Hope This Day is Good," and getting run over on Westheimer would not have been my idea of a good day!

10 posted on 04/05/2003 5:24:57 PM PST by TexasCowboy (COB1)
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To: Flyer
"One of our lovely Newbies"

Flyer, I'm sure glad you got the picture of that lovely lady!
I'm still wondering if all those honks we were getting was for our cause or if they were just honking at her!

11 posted on 04/05/2003 5:35:40 PM PST by TexasCowboy (COB1)
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To: Illbay
"That doesn't look like "Ragin' Cajun," it looks like the Bayou City Cafe."

Illbay, my eyes aren't as sharp as they used to be, but I'll be doggone if I saw you there!

12 posted on 04/05/2003 5:41:42 PM PST by TexasCowboy (COB1)
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To: PetroniDE
My old stompin' grounds.

I went to precinct meetings where the Marriot Hotel is now. There was a fire station there and we met there. #41 and Bar were in my precinct. I wish I'd paid more attention to them but "who'd a thunk it?"

13 posted on 04/05/2003 5:46:20 PM PST by lonestar (Don't mess with Texans)
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To: Illbay; dix; Allegra; Xenalyte; Eaker; HoustonCurmudgeon; bobbyd
That doesn't look like "Ragin' Cajun," it looks like the Bayou City Cafe.

Dang, you are right again... we had no clue where we were.

14 posted on 04/05/2003 5:47:45 PM PST by humblegunner (@war)
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To: humblegunner; Illbay
"we had no clue where we were."

I hate it when that happens!
I wish Illbay had been on hand to tell us where in the hell we were eating lunch!

15 posted on 04/05/2003 5:56:53 PM PST by TexasCowboy (COB1)
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To: Illbay
That doesn't look like "Ragin' Cajun," it looks like the Bayou City Cafe.

You know something? With the exception of the giant crawfish on the roof, and the sign that said, "Ragin' Cajun", and the two buckets of corn and crawfish I saw....

I believe you're right!

Please forgive us for our unfortunate error....

16 posted on 04/05/2003 6:01:11 PM PST by Houmatt (Call Ashcroft and demand he enforce the laws on treason, sedition and sabotage!!!)
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To: Illbay
That doesn't look like "Ragin' Cajun,"

I had my doubts, too, so I put the lab to work.

Where are these people?

Ragin' Cajun!!

17 posted on 04/05/2003 6:36:09 PM PST by Flyer (We Own The Streets!!)
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To: Flyer
About that guy in blue in the pic...

Is that the back of my head?!?

I will never get my haircut at that salon in Wal-Mart again.....

Let the flaming begin.....

18 posted on 04/05/2003 6:43:44 PM PST by Houmatt (Call Ashcroft and demand he enforce the laws on treason, sedition and sabotage!!!)
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To: Flyer; TexasCowboy; Eaker; PetroniDE; Allegra; Houmatt; LadyX; Billie; dix; Illbay
I'm ever so glad that issue is cleared up; I was so confused!
I had a blast with y'all today, I just wish I knew where I was.
19 posted on 04/05/2003 6:46:19 PM PST by humblegunner (@war)
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To: humblegunner
Picture of the Anti-America crowd.



20 posted on 04/05/2003 7:12:50 PM PST by Eaker (64,999,987 firearm owners killed no one yesterday. Somehow, it didn't make the news.)
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To: Eaker
Picture of the Anti-America crowd.

They were out protesting in front of our new airport.

21 posted on 04/05/2003 7:56:03 PM PST by humblegunner (@war)
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To: LadyX; bobbyd
Whoa! Check out those Houston dudes!

22 posted on 04/05/2003 8:19:55 PM PST by humblegunner (@war)
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To: Illbay; Flyer; PetroniDE; humblegunner
That doesn't look like "Ragin' Cajun," it looks like the Bayou City Cafe.

Now y'all quite lying about where you went to have crawfish. Don't try to tell me you were at Ragin' Cajun. Illbay knows everything and he has spoken.

Looks like a great time was had by all!

23 posted on 04/05/2003 10:23:32 PM PST by Allegra ("We're not softening 'em up...we're killing 'em." --Just heard that on Fox News)
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To: Allegra
"quite" = "quit"
24 posted on 04/05/2003 10:25:26 PM PST by Allegra (Sighhh...it's been a long day!)
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To: PetroniDE
Wow. You all had a GREAT idea if I'm seeing correctly. Did you all just go stand on a busy corner with your banners and flags? I love it.

Think I'll try to organize something similar here in Austin. Might be interesting to have a large sign saying "HONK FOR OUR SOLDIERS" and shouting USA, USA USA.

Thanks for Sharing.
25 posted on 04/05/2003 10:44:12 PM PST by Gracey
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To: PetroniDE
Awww man, what a perfect day for a FReep! Looks like you guys had a great time in a perfect location.

Funny - last I'd heard, Lee P Brown said NOBODY could protest outside the Galleria anymore (after our election FReeps every Saturday for weeks). Looks like he's had a change of heart. LUCKY FOR HIM!
26 posted on 04/05/2003 11:02:52 PM PST by Humidston (Do not remove this tag under penalty of law)
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To: Gracey
Did you all just go stand on a busy corner with your banners and flags?

That's it! We picked what is probably the busiest intersection in town. The support we got was great. Lots of honking and thumbs up. We even have pedestrians stop and shake our hands and thank us and some folks told us of their family members that are serving.

27 posted on 04/06/2003 5:07:11 AM PDT by Flyer (We Own The Streets!!)
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To: Humidston; stevie_d_64
Looks like you guys had a great time in a perfect location.

It was a great time. We had five folks join us for the first time and they really enjoyed it.

last I'd heard, Lee P Brown said NOBODY could protest outside the Galleria anymore

Thanks to Stevie D. for his work with HPD CID. They met us when we arrived, went over the plan and all was cool.

28 posted on 04/06/2003 5:12:49 AM PDT by Flyer (We Own The Streets!!)
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To: Flyer
They met us when we arrived, went over the plan and all was cool.

They almost arrested Flyer just for being goofy.......I thought that he looked more like Daffy............




29 posted on 04/06/2003 6:23:40 AM PDT by Eaker (64,999,987 firearm owners killed no one yesterday. Somehow, it didn't make the news.)
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To: humblegunner
Houston, Iraq, newly named?

Caption: Holy Smoke!!

30 posted on 04/06/2003 8:47:02 AM PDT by LadyX (((( Lord - watch over our troops, wherever they are.. ))))
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To: Eaker
I thought that he looked more like Daffy....

QUACK !

31 posted on 04/06/2003 8:55:03 AM PDT by Flyer (We Own The Streets!!)
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To: PetroniDE
That's great. Thanks for the pictures of the Galleria area - also my old stomping grounds; it still is when I go home to Houston for the holidays! Heck, from a Texan in California, I'm even glad to see the pictures of the restaurant (not too many down-home places out here in LA!).
32 posted on 04/06/2003 3:24:19 PM PDT by Moonmad27 ("Run free, Samurai Jack")
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To: Humidston
Funny - last I'd heard, Lee P Brown said NOBODY could protest outside the Galleria anymore (after our election FReeps every Saturday for weeks). Looks like he's had a change of heart. LUCKY FOR HIM!

He must have been "out-of town".

33 posted on 04/07/2003 6:08:40 AM PDT by PetroniDE (Have Sign, Have Bullhorn, Will Freep -- WAR ON !!!)
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To: Flyer; Rightfootforward
Way to go, Texans!

Rightfootforward, how rotten of you not to ping me to this thread when it was first posted! Sheesh! Can't trust little sisters nohow, no way.
34 posted on 04/11/2003 10:19:56 AM PDT by PoisedWoman (Fed up with the liberal media)
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