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Are you ready for an Inaugural Ball?
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Posted on 11/02/2004 11:51:31 PM PST by Jim Robinson

Edited on 11/03/2004 12:35:15 AM PST by Jim Robinson. [history]

Yup, Senator Edwards speaks. SoreLoserman II begins tonight, but I'm not waiting!

Congratulations President Bush!!

It's all over but the crying for the SoreLosermen!!

And now it's time for us to start planning the Free Republic George W. Bush Inaugural Ball II!

I've had Kristinn checking venues and prices and we're in the process of getting a proposal from the Wyndham City Center Hotel in Washington, DC (the other Wyndham that we used last time is already booked).

The costs have more than doubled from our first ball, so we're estimating the price per person will have to be in the neighborhood of $175 per person. We'll also have to move fast on this. We'll need to make a quick decision as soon after the elections results are official as we possibly can and then we'll need to quickly raise the funds to put up the required deposit.

So, here's the question: Are you ready for an Inaugural Ball?

If so, please post here if you plan to attend and how many will be in your party.

Thank you all very much and hope to see you in DC on January 20th!!


By the way, everyone told us last time that the Free Republic Ball was the best one in town and it was half the price or less than all the others. I suspect that this Ball will also be the best in town and at $175 will still be priced less than any other!


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To: Jim Robinson

Count me in for two tickets. Will GWB be making an appearance?


601 posted on 11/07/2004 12:28:45 AM PST by newagepublius
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To: Jim Robinson

Jim,I would like to come.If it is not too late could we have 4 tickets for me and my daughter Sherry and our husbands please.


602 posted on 11/07/2004 1:26:12 AM PST by fatima (Rachael we love you and Baby Sara Have your baby today-due date Nov.11 Pray for our troops now.)
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To: Constitution Day

Can we wear boots, blue jeans, and plaid shirts to one of these?


603 posted on 11/07/2004 3:06:11 AM PST by snopercod (Inflation, it's how wars are paid for.)
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To: snopercod

(((Can we wear boots, blue jeans, and plaid shirts to one of these?)))

Only if you were a corsage with it! Heck, I've dreamed of being Cinderella all my life! :-D Ball gown city for this lady!


604 posted on 11/07/2004 3:58:48 AM PST by freepertoo
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To: freepertoo

I'm sorry to be doing the Kerry flip-flop, but the person I was going to bring just said they can't make it after all. Apologies, but will you please make that just ONE ticket for Freepertoo? I'll just have to grab one of you good looking Republican guys for a dance or two!


605 posted on 11/07/2004 4:01:21 AM PST by freepertoo
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To: Jim Robinson
I'll be in Belize on the 20th, so I'll leave my best wishes and thoughts with all attendees this time. Can't wait for the live thread and the pictures!

(And if everything goes well, I'll have some REAL Viking Kitty pictures to bring back with me. The spotted ones that live wild in the jungles).

606 posted on 11/07/2004 4:11:35 AM PST by asgardshill (Bad Liberal - No Kool Aid)
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To: kristinn

Theme ideas:
"The No Recount Inaugural Ball",
"The Karl Rove Monster Mash",
"The FreeRepublic Revel"


607 posted on 11/07/2004 5:13:08 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine's brother (Crush your enemies; see them driven before you and hear the lamentation of their women - Conan)
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To: Jim Robinson

Okay I've got my flight, hotel and car booked. When do tickets for the ball go on sale?


608 posted on 11/07/2004 5:56:45 AM PST by CaliGirlGodHelpMe
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To: Jim Robinson
Sounds fantastic ~ Just made my reservations and have 3 others for the Inauguration so, for now, count us in and I would very much like to sponsor a "Swiftie" if you would give me a name and an address to communicate with them directly. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Excited! From Orange County, the county with the BIGGEST Bush margin in the Country. God Bless our President and America. How do we get more information as plans go along?
609 posted on 11/07/2004 5:57:41 AM PST by TatieBug
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To: mware
In honor of the media's moniker for us, perhaps something to do with pajamas might be in order.

How about red silk pajamas with cowboy boots and cowboy hats?

610 posted on 11/07/2004 6:07:54 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Jim Robinson

Add my name to the list for tickets.


611 posted on 11/07/2004 6:27:04 AM PST by Pippin (God Bless The USA!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Put me down for one ticket.

Hmmm! Now to get me a gown!

612 posted on 11/07/2004 6:35:27 AM PST by Pippin (God Bless The USA!)
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To: snopercod
LOL!
I reckon so, see #553 from one of the organizers.
613 posted on 11/07/2004 6:55:38 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: newagepublius

I doubt the President would be able to show up at our Ball. However, we'll be inviting alot of our FRiends.


614 posted on 11/07/2004 7:33:00 AM PST by kristinn
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To: fatima

It's not too late. We'll put you and yours on the ticket list.


615 posted on 11/07/2004 7:35:42 AM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Hey don't you all think it would be APPROPRIATE to bring our "FLIP-FLOPS" to change into when our feet get tired? LOL


616 posted on 11/07/2004 8:17:58 AM PST by tirednvirginia (But things are looking up!)
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To: Jim Robinson

I'll have 5 in my party.


617 posted on 11/07/2004 9:59:09 AM PST by x1stcav (John Kerry was the only hero from Vietnam; the rest of us were war criminals.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Please let me know when it's setup. Me and my son want to come and I got get airline reservations. That's two (2) from the belly of the beast SF bay area!


Stay Strong,
Fuzzy122

618 posted on 11/07/2004 10:05:31 AM PST by fuzzy122 (GBGB [God Bless George Bush] and Our Armed Forces!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Sign me up baby! Me and Mrs. BBC will be there!


619 posted on 11/07/2004 10:33:36 AM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (The Measure of a Man is the Willingness to Accept Responsibility for Consequences of his Acts.)
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To: Jim Robinson

If it's not too late, I'd like 4 tickets for myself and members of my family.

Thanks,


620 posted on 11/07/2004 10:46:48 AM PST by FourtySeven (47)
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To: kristinn

Just to be sure: If possible, I'd like 4 tickets for myself and family members.

Thanks,


621 posted on 11/07/2004 10:52:24 AM PST by FourtySeven (47)
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To: FourtySeven

Not too late at all. Estimated requests for tickets is about 400 so far out of about 1000. Pretty good response for just a few days.


622 posted on 11/07/2004 11:29:35 AM PST by kristinn
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To: Honeybunch

I'd LOVE to go, but there's no way. My husband doesn't graduate from OSU until May...we can't afford ANYTHING!


623 posted on 11/07/2004 12:42:26 PM PST by 2Jedismom (Expect me when you see me!)
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To: Tom602

Thank you. I am healed. :)


624 posted on 11/07/2004 12:50:05 PM PST by Honeybunch
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To: Jim Robinson

I'd like to attend. Any attractive, single, early 30'ish females need a date? :)


625 posted on 11/07/2004 12:52:40 PM PST by ActiveDutyUSMC (The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. (Edmund Burke))
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To: Jim Robinson

I will be attending.


626 posted on 11/07/2004 1:15:08 PM PST by paltz
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To: kristinn

Add me!! Anyone know of reasonable hotels at this point or Freepers who may want to split the costs of staying in town???


627 posted on 11/07/2004 1:33:39 PM PST by hilaryrhymeswithrich (Have you thanked a Swiftie today for the election results???)
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To: Jim Robinson

Add 2 more


628 posted on 11/07/2004 1:57:36 PM PST by bmwcyle (I wear sleepwear therefore I think (When they are off I am single minded))
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To: hilaryrhymeswithrich

I'll be checking out the hotel situation next week. Four years ago, many folks stayed at the Holiday Inn on Eisenhower Avenue in Alexandria, Virginia. It's right next to a Metro station.


629 posted on 11/07/2004 1:59:05 PM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Thanks...am working hard on getting there as it is my b-day weekend and I can't imagine a better way to celebrate!!! I'll check the Holiday Inn...keep me up to date on any Freeper girls who might like to share a room...


630 posted on 11/07/2004 3:26:40 PM PST by hilaryrhymeswithrich (Have you thanked a Swiftie today for the election results???)
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To: Constitution Day; All

There are buses being organized from Greensboro.

Freepmail me if you wanna go on the bus!


631 posted on 11/07/2004 3:45:54 PM PST by TaxRelief (RINOs rule?)
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To: Jim Robinson

Mrs. SubMareener and I enjoyed the first one so much! We will enjoy this one even more! Please put us down for two.


632 posted on 11/07/2004 4:06:03 PM PST by SubMareener (Become a monthly donor! Free FreeRepublic.com from Quarterly FReepathons!)
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To: Jim Robinson

I'll take two, possibly three.


633 posted on 11/07/2004 4:22:06 PM PST by Sunshine55 (4 MORE YEARS!)
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To: ActiveDutyUSMC

Will you be wearing your dress blues? ;)


634 posted on 11/07/2004 4:38:36 PM PST by Americanchild
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To: Jim Robinson

Put me in for four! I wanna be there!


635 posted on 11/07/2004 4:55:36 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Jim Robinson

There is two of us going from Toledo OH - I'm interested


636 posted on 11/07/2004 5:30:26 PM PST by NDJeep
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To: jwalsh07

I need 2 tickets.


637 posted on 11/07/2004 7:07:57 PM PST by conservativehokie
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To: NDJeep; kristinn; Mama_Bear; ironman; All
Thank you to all who are signing up on this thread. Looks like we have 400 or more signed up already! Great!!

We hope to have a contract negotiated and signed next week or soon thereafter and we'll begin the actual ticket sales as soon as we can after that. Watch for our announcement in the sidebar and a FReeper Ball thread.

By the way, if anyone has any ideas about what our overall theme, design and graphics, etc, should be, please feel free to post your suggestions. Kristinn is in charge of the project and Mama_Bear, Ironman and others are helping.

See you all there!

638 posted on 11/07/2004 7:11:28 PM PST by Jim Robinson (No more obstructionist Senate! Sixty in 06!)
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To: Jim Robinson

please add me to any ping list you make, i cant decide yet but i am very interested in coming again.


639 posted on 11/07/2004 7:17:10 PM PST by kinganamort (www.repunk.com)
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To: Jim Robinson; kristinn; Syncro
Kristinn is in charge of the project and Mama_Bear, Ironman and others are helping. See you all there!

You have mail. :-)

I am looking forward to this Ball! I can't wait to meet my FReeper brothers and sisters - especially the patriots in the DC Chapter who have done so much for the conservative cause over the years.

Thank you, kristinn, for all you are doing to put this Ball together for us.

640 posted on 11/07/2004 7:43:35 PM PST by Mama_Bear (Congratulations to President Bush and VP Cheney!)
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To: Jimmy Valentine's brother
ROVE DROVE...

KERRY CRAZY!

641 posted on 11/07/2004 7:58:17 PM PST by Syncro
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To: Jim Robinson

Put me down for 3 tickets for sure - possibly 4 more. Thanks. Can't wait!


642 posted on 11/07/2004 8:01:17 PM PST by Shethink13
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To: Jim Robinson

I need 2 tickets


643 posted on 11/07/2004 8:03:38 PM PST by pkp1184
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To: Jim Robinson

Jim, in 2002 I sent my husband, first class, on a fishing trip to Alaska. I believe it's payback time! Put me down for one!


644 posted on 11/07/2004 8:32:49 PM PST by Hildy (The really great men are always simple and true)
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To: Jim Robinson

Would LOVE to come......thinking about how we could manage it....


645 posted on 11/07/2004 8:37:47 PM PST by goodnesswins (Tax cuts, Tax reform, social security reform, Supreme Court, etc.....the next 4 years.....)
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To: Jim Robinson
"If anyone has any ideas"

Somewhere on this thread was a suggestion of Michael Moore pinatas- a must do IMO.
How about the "Bush's Fault Ball"?

I wish I could go, but don't think I can (finances, work, exc.. darn). Sounds like it's going to be fantastic. Please post many pictures.

646 posted on 11/07/2004 8:47:58 PM PST by Pajamajan (It's morning again in America!)
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To: Pete'sWife; Doctor Raoul; Taxman; Seeking the truth; Exit148; dbwz
Peter W. Kessler & Pete's Wife will be there.

Excellent! (I still have your pie dish. :-o )

647 posted on 11/07/2004 9:08:18 PM PST by ELS
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To: ELS; dbwz
Peter W. Kessler & Pete's Wife will be there. Excellent! (I still have your pie dish. :-o )

Cool! Is Peter a Freeper again? I was asking Kristinn how seating will be, I have no problem with mingling, but would prefer to be in the familiarity of the NJ chapter at the beginning of the night. I just booked my hotel this evening. How you done so yet? Deb, you coming?

648 posted on 11/07/2004 9:13:22 PM PST by RepubMommy
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To: RepubMommy
I have to see if time and bank account will allow, but this sounds like it might be fun! I remember going to a meeting at Pete Kessler's a few years ago when they were still living in NJ - it would be nice to touch base again.

So have we all regained that sleep we lost on eletion night yet? LOL!

649 posted on 11/07/2004 11:06:30 PM PST by dbwz (Self-Defense is a Basic Human Right -- 2asisters.org)
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To: Jim Robinson

I'd like to take 6 tickets, if they're still available.


650 posted on 11/08/2004 12:19:49 AM PST by Angelus Errare
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