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DC CHAPTER - HUMAN SHIELDS FREEP OF TIM ROBBINS AT NATIONAL PRESS CLUB - 4/15/2003
DC Chapter of Free Republic ^ | April 15, 2003 | Angelwood

Posted on 04/15/2003 7:01:29 PM PDT by Angelwood

The DC Chapter of Free Republic learned through an anonymous source that Tim Robbins (actor, anti-war activist, significant other of Susan Sarandon) would be the guest speaker at a National Press Club luncheon on April 15, 2003. Accordingly, a few of us made plans to meet and greet Mr. Robbins when he arrived at the building to present his speech.

I stepped out of my taxi a few minutes before Noon. The sidewalk outside the Press Club building was full of activity. There were people out enjoying the Spring weather, many going into the building, several cameramen waiting patiently, delivery trucks unloading supplies and a black SUV and a black limousine parked out front with several security types (earpieces with wires disappearing into their collars) standing nearby.

I wondered if this security was for Tim Robbins' benefit, but one of the security people told me later that they had someone inside the Press Club from DOD.

I was soon joined by meowmeow and her husband. I brought lots of signs and let them pick what they wanted. The signs were as follows:

One with a picture of Susan Sarandon and another picture of Tim Robbins with the caption: CAREER QUAGMIRE!

IRAQ HAS BEEN LIBERATED - GET OVER IT ALREADY!

WINNERS NEVER APPEASE - APPEASERS NEVER WIN

A picture of that wonderful cartoon that came out after 9-11 with the ticked off eagle sitting on a stool while filing his claws: WIN - WITHOUT - WEASELS (each word on a different line)

IRAQI FREEDOM - 25,000,000 - NO THANKS TO NOT IN OUR NAME (Susan, Tim, etc.)

Kristinn's sign (I don't remember exactly): HUMAN SHIELDS FOR LLOYD GROVE

Kristinn arrived last and went inside the building to drop off some handouts and let the press know we were outside.

Some of the cameramen came by to film our signs; one of them was from MSNBC. A guy on a bicycle rode past on the sidewalk and said something to the effect that we looked like "donkeys" (he didn't use that word) and we received a few scowls; but most of the reaction from passersby was positive.

A reporter from the Washington Times stopped to interview us. She mentioned that she had been with us all day on January 18, 2003 -- that very cold 9 degree day when we held Patriots Rally for America III and then met the anti-war marchers as they walked past the Marine Barracks. She interviewed all three of us and then left to attend the speech as another reporter stopped to tape an interview.

One of the undercover security guys stopped to ask if we would move away from the door when the person they were protecting exited the building. We identified our group and assured him we'd be cooperative. He then told us that we missed seeing Tim Robbins as he snuck in a back entrance through the garage behind us. It was certainly no surprise to hear this since it is the MO of Bill, Hillary and Tommy Daschle (cowards all).

We spied none other than Mark Shields of CNN "Capital Gang" fame walking toward our position. We could see the frown on his face and his lips moving as he read our signs on his way inside to attend the luncheon and speech.

The security guy finally asked us to move and pointed out where we should stand. I asked him who he was protecting and he relented and told me it was Colin Powell, our Secretary of State. All of us were thrilled and we had a clear view of Secretary Powell as he left the building.

I held up my sign, waved and shouted to Mr. Powell. "We're the DC Chapter of Free Republic. You're our hero -- one of our heroes -- we support our troops!" Colin Powell turned toward us, put his hand on his chest, smiled and waved before he got into the waiting limousine.

Kristinn made it back outside after all the excitement was over. We talked to people passing by and one of the security guards for the building came out. By this time, meowmeow and her husband had to leave, so Kristinn and I were giving it ten more minutes.

The security guard joked with us. He said he could wrestle us to the ground if we wanted to get some media attention. We laughed, but passed on his suggestion.

As Tim Robbins' speech began, we went back to work.


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It was a beautiful day in Washington, D.C. FReeping Tim Robbins and the bonus of seeing Colin Powell was a great way to spend my lunch break.

FReep On! FReepers are everywhere!

1 posted on 04/15/2003 7:01:30 PM PDT by Angelwood
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2 posted on 04/15/2003 7:02:25 PM PDT by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: devildogO341; JamesParmelee; Dave Dilegge; BufordP; ironman; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; leadpenny; ...
DC Chapter Ping List!
3 posted on 04/15/2003 7:05:34 PM PDT by Angelwood (FReepers are Everywhere! We Support Our Troops!)
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To: Angelwood
Way to go DC Freepers!
4 posted on 04/15/2003 7:07:02 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Angelwood
"They're coming to surrender or be burned in their tanks."
Mohammed Saeed Sahhaf

5 posted on 04/15/2003 7:07:16 PM PDT by COURAGE
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To: Angelwood
Wow! Bless you!
6 posted on 04/15/2003 7:07:18 PM PDT by solzhenitsyn ("Live Not By Lies")
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To: solzhenitsyn
bttt
7 posted on 04/15/2003 7:09:47 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Angelwood
What a great reputation you guys have developed in D.C. You all have so much class and you set the standard high for the rest of us in the country!

....And how in the world do you manage to schedule all those lunchtime speakers, weekend fundraisers, and nights too??

We are humbled!
8 posted on 04/15/2003 7:10:22 PM PDT by Humidston (Do not remove this tag under penalty of law)
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To: Angelwood
Great work!
9 posted on 04/15/2003 7:10:32 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Angelwood
I held up my sign, waved and shouted to Mr. Powell. "We're the DC Chapter of Free Republic. You're our hero -- one of our heroes -- we support our troops!" Colin Powell turned toward us, put his hand on his chest, smiled and waved before he got into the waiting limousine.

Way Cool!!

Prairie

10 posted on 04/15/2003 7:11:37 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Freedom isn't free.........unless you live in France.)
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To: Angelwood
Thanks! Great FReep!
11 posted on 04/15/2003 7:12:10 PM PDT by clintonh8r (You can have no better friend and no worse enemy than a U.S. Marine.)
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To: Angelwood
You guys are AWESOME!
12 posted on 04/15/2003 7:14:48 PM PDT by DeepInEnemyTerritory
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To: Angelwood
I do so envy you! As if anyone would come to Salinas, CA.

Well, Bill Clinton did once...
13 posted on 04/15/2003 7:15:45 PM PDT by Scothia (If you pray for rain, prepare to deal with some mud.)
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To: Angelwood
Wow, Colin Powell! You caught a big one!

Nice work, guys.

14 posted on 04/15/2003 7:16:20 PM PDT by The G Man (Hey CNN ... "NO BLOOD FOR RATINGS!!!")
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To: Angelwood
"I held up my sign, waved and shouted to Mr. Powell. "We're the DC Chapter of Free Republic. You're our hero -- one of our heroes -- we support our troops!" Colin Powell turned toward us, put his hand on his chest, smiled and waved before he got into the waiting limousine."

DC Freepers are awesome! Loved how you went back to work when Robbins began his speech.

15 posted on 04/15/2003 7:16:56 PM PDT by deadhead (God Bless Our Troops and Veterans)
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To: Angelwood
Excellent.
16 posted on 04/15/2003 7:18:11 PM PDT by blam
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To: Angelwood
Great report and great job as usual, Angelwood!
17 posted on 04/15/2003 7:19:01 PM PDT by dixie sass (GOD bless America)
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To: Angelwood; kristinn
Brilliant! You guys are a constant inspiration to us all.
18 posted on 04/15/2003 7:23:00 PM PDT by Byron_the_Aussie (http://www.theinterviewwithgod.com/popup2.html)
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To: Angelwood
Great job and post!
19 posted on 04/15/2003 7:24:00 PM PDT by TheLion
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To: All
If anyone wants to do a little BBS freeping his is a mere suggestions: There is a site called www.trekbbs.com

Http://www.trekbbs.com

WARNING: its a trekie fan site.

The place you can have a little freeper fun is in the Neutral Zone forum. There its a "open subject" discussion. There are more than a few non-us posters who are socialist or just anti-american. They really get into a fit when you counter their points. The most intollerant are the homosexuals who can't accept that there may be a cure or prevention for homosexuality in the future. I mention it because of the nice star trek humor that has been poping up on occasion around here.

There are conservatives there but I don't believe any of them know about FR.

Call it freep from your seat.
20 posted on 04/15/2003 7:24:23 PM PDT by longtermmemmory
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To: Angelwood
What?

No bullhorn?!

LOL! You guys are awesome!
21 posted on 04/15/2003 7:24:32 PM PDT by Timeout ("They have not led. We will."---George W. Bush, 2000 GOP convention)
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To: Angelwood
Boy, the NPC needsto be fumigated after today. First on their docket this morning (I guess) was certified nutcase Martha Burke of "we wanna screw up Augusta National" fame.

This is the same nutcase who, while working for some policy institute affiliated with the Clintoon asministration, wrote an article for MS magazine suggesting that ALL boys have contraceptive implants administered at puberty, only to be removed with the consent of a GOVERNMENT PANEL.

This bitch belongs in a rubber room, not on a public podium.

22 posted on 04/15/2003 7:24:54 PM PDT by Morgan's Raider
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To: Angelwood
You may have been few in numbers, but you all were a powerful few!

I'm sooo glad Secretary Powell acknowledged you. Did Kristinn have a chance to see him inside the building?

Back Door Tim? You would think that if he had the power of his own convictions, he would stride in the front door. But he was afraid. HeeHee!

That was funny about the secutity guard offering to provoke an incident for the press. He knows how they work!!!!! LOL!

(See you the end of next week>)

23 posted on 04/15/2003 7:25:14 PM PDT by Exit148
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To: Angelwood
Congrats to all that were there Freepers. Interisting Freep. You guys have all the fun. Thank you for being there.
24 posted on 04/15/2003 7:29:55 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Support Our Troops or get the hell out of the USA.)
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To: Angelwood
Colin Powell? Freepin' GOLD! Angelwood, you are the very definition of thinking on your feet.
25 posted on 04/15/2003 7:30:17 PM PDT by Marylander
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To: longtermmemmory
addition to freep invite for those of us not in DC, some of the people are from hollyweird.
26 posted on 04/15/2003 7:30:43 PM PDT by longtermmemmory
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To: Angelwood
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

No wonder he was so angry! Great job!
27 posted on 04/15/2003 7:32:27 PM PDT by Windcatcher ("So what did Doug use?" "He used...sarcasm!")
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To: Angelwood
You guys always go above and beyond. Thank you.
28 posted on 04/15/2003 7:37:08 PM PDT by RightWingMama
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To: Angelwood
No Pictures?
29 posted on 04/15/2003 7:40:36 PM PDT by tuckrdout
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To: Angelwood
Hey - just saw Kristinn on Scarborough Country.

Good Job!!

30 posted on 04/15/2003 7:48:49 PM PDT by MCH
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To: tuckrdout
Wow...I've got on Jow Scarborough and there's "Kristen" from FreeRepublic on TV with Michael Medved. I'm cheering and I'm sure my neighbors think I've become unhinged! Great publicity1
31 posted on 04/15/2003 7:49:25 PM PDT by lainde
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To: Angelwood
Almost makes me want to move to DC to FReep with you all ... almost. Awesome job, DC Chapter.
32 posted on 04/15/2003 7:50:54 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists." GWB 9/20/01)
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To: kristinn; Bob J; Angelwood
Great job on MSNBC tonight, Kristinn!! I thought you were on point and did a great job expressing why the DC Chapter of Free Republic was there sending a message about Tim Robbins. Good job bumping the LA chapter's OSCAR work too. Anyone?, BobJ?, know who in the LA Chapter I should ping?

And all during a time period when less relevant and more negative people are sniping away, there you are Kristinn, worrying about the real world and advancing the conservative cause. Good for you for keeping you eye on the ball.
33 posted on 04/15/2003 8:10:39 PM PDT by FreeTheHostages
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To: MCH
....I just saw Kristinn also on Scarborough Country......DC Freepers are great.
34 posted on 04/15/2003 8:11:00 PM PDT by Lady Eileen (The rights of the people come from God. The powers of government come from the people.)
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To: MCH
Yea, DIDN'T he do a good job though? :) We're so proud.
35 posted on 04/15/2003 8:11:19 PM PDT by FreeTheHostages
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To: Angelwood
another interesting story to add to the history of FReeRepublic.

Great Job

36 posted on 04/15/2003 8:14:13 PM PDT by rface (Ashland, Missouri)
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To: All; MCH
Thread about MSNBC can be found here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/894010/posts
37 posted on 04/15/2003 8:14:34 PM PDT by FreeTheHostages
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To: Angelwood
Kristinn looked great on MSNBC - Scarborough did a great job and really sliced and diced the Hollywood elite. He also had Michael Medved on with Kristin. Michael said, "no one's stopping them from saying anything, it's just the typical elitest types not wanting to be held responsible for what they say". It was great!!
38 posted on 04/15/2003 8:21:36 PM PDT by CyberAnt ( America - You Are The Greatest!!)
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To: Angelwood
You guys and gals have ALL the fun! LOL!

Great report!

39 posted on 04/15/2003 8:23:49 PM PDT by Cold Heat (As an American, a Veteran, a Husband, and a Father, I AM SO PROUD!)
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To: Angelwood; Nick Danger; Diver Dave; ALOHA RONNIE; BufordP; leadpenny; LurkerNoMore!
Colin Powell turned toward us, put his hand on his chest, smiled and waved before he got into the waiting limousine.

Did he look like me?

40 posted on 04/15/2003 8:23:51 PM PDT by Fred Mertz
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To: Scothia
I was in Salinas, CA twice, by mistake.
41 posted on 04/15/2003 8:26:01 PM PDT by dts32041 (US EPWs clothed and Fed, Iraqi EPWs bullet to the head.)
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To: Angelwood
Kristinn rocked on Scarborough!!! I was falling asleep and heard his name and DC chapter of FreeRepublic and it was my only happy moment today! Thanx Kristinn!!!
42 posted on 04/15/2003 8:27:25 PM PDT by JustPiper (Anti-War Protestors Are The Terrorist's Bodyguard!!!)
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To: Angelwood
If you guys ever have occasion to FReep Mikey Moore, you're gonna need lots of help.
It will take hundreds of FReepers to make a circle around that fat bastard!

43 posted on 04/15/2003 8:28:38 PM PDT by TheGrimReaper (o)(o)
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To: Angelwood; dutchess; kristinn; Joy Angela; Ragtime Cowgirl; JLO; amom; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; ...
...D.C. Freepers =

...Right Place
...Right Time
...Right Reason

always.

Since we are all sent to this Earth as a perfecting of our hearts...

...to learn to love and to be loved in return...

...as we are all loved by the LOVE Itself...

...and then to learn to love JUSTICE as much as we do LOVE...

...for some in Life, like our D.C. Freepers, Paradise begins just a little bit early..?
44 posted on 04/15/2003 8:31:03 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRAY.com ..,)
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To: Angelwood
Your vivid report let me "see" all of you and the event almost as if I were there too! Big thanks from me to you and all the DC Freepers.
45 posted on 04/15/2003 8:33:16 PM PDT by Carolinamom
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
LOL.

It's just that DC is so absurd. There's so much Freeping to be done here.
46 posted on 04/15/2003 8:34:59 PM PDT by FreeTheHostages
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To: FreeTheHostages
...D.C. GoodHeart Freepers =

...D.C. Sweepers
47 posted on 04/15/2003 8:40:21 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRAY.com ..,)
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To: Angelwood; kristinn
Great going! Sounds like it was a blast. Not only did youget to skewer him a little today but Kristinn getting on MSNBC finishes off the one-two punch. He's probably off sulking somewhere right now. Of course, the sad part is he probably still doesn't get the fact that the majority of Americans think he's both wrong and irrelevent. He must have gone to the Hillary school of ham-fisted politics.
48 posted on 04/15/2003 9:02:48 PM PDT by L_Von_Mises
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To: Angelwood
Good job. Great report!
49 posted on 04/15/2003 9:03:09 PM PDT by gcruse (If they truly are God's laws, he can enforce them himself.)
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To: Angelwood
BRAVO...Angelwood & kristinn.....you guys have all the FREEPing FUN!
50 posted on 04/15/2003 9:08:26 PM PDT by JulieRNR21 (Take W-04........Across America!)
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