Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Free Republic Rocks, State Balls Snooze [W2 Inaugural Ball]
AIM ^ | 1-22-2005 | Don Irvine

Posted on 01/24/2005 7:34:30 AM PST by SuthrnGirl

For the first time in my 45 years I attended an inaugural ball. Well actually two on back to back nights. What struck me about my experience is how very different they were.

(Excerpt) Read more at aim.org ...


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Free Republic; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aar; w2ball
amen
1 posted on 01/24/2005 7:34:30 AM PST by SuthrnGirl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: SuthrnGirl

BTTT


2 posted on 01/24/2005 7:35:54 AM PST by spodefly (Yo, homey ... Is that my briefcase?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson; kristinn

Just in case you haven't seen this. The green with envy color still hasn't left my complexion.


3 posted on 01/24/2005 7:40:48 AM PST by Bahbah
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SuthrnGirl

P.J. O'Rourke described an inagural ball in 1988 thusly - Your rented tux itches. There are 25,000 Republicans between you and the bar. The Marine band is playing oompah music. This is what people did for entertainment before fun was invented.


4 posted on 01/24/2005 7:41:01 AM PST by dirtboy (To make a pearl, you must first irritate an oyster)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kristinn; RaceBannon; BillF

ping


5 posted on 01/24/2005 7:41:02 AM PST by NonValueAdded ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good" HRC 6/28/2004)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SuthrnGirl
I can't wait until 2009.

Me too.

6 posted on 01/24/2005 7:44:23 AM PST by GVnana (If I had a Buckhead moment would I know it?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SuthrnGirl

This might be an interesting article if there weren't a big ad over it, obscuring my ability to read it. The ad forces me to sign up for their newsletter (hoping that the ad will go away.) I sign up -- no such luck. The ad is still there. Now I'm so irritated that I will unsubscribe as soon as my confirmation comes!!! Grrrrrrr.


7 posted on 01/24/2005 9:32:13 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SuthrnGirl

I send 14-21 students to the Washington Plaza hotel every March for the Model African Union. It was nice seeing it in print here. Hope you all had a great time. Sounds like you did!


8 posted on 01/24/2005 9:40:32 AM PST by Marysecretary (Thank you, Lord, for FOUR MORE YEARS!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dirtboy

Sounds like P.J. O'Rourke needs to receive an invitation to a Freeper Ball.


9 posted on 01/24/2005 9:42:45 AM PST by SuziQ
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Bahbah

Woo hoo!! FReepers ROCK!!


10 posted on 01/24/2005 10:56:55 AM PST by Jim Robinson
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: SuthrnGirl

W needs to come to our Ball next time. No waltzing will be expected just some good ol rock and roll!


11 posted on 01/24/2005 10:58:18 AM PST by RepubMommy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dirtboy
This is what people did for entertainment before fun was invented.

Don't know if Freepers invented fun but they sure were born to be wild!

Any truth to the rumour that the next national Freeper gathering will be in Hot Springs?

12 posted on 01/24/2005 11:12:29 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine's brother (Crush your enemies; see them driven before you and hear the lamentation of their women - Conan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Bahbah

I volunteered at the Constitution Ball last Thursday night, so I couldn't attend the FReeper bash. But I wish I could have done both. It sounds like it was a blast.


13 posted on 01/24/2005 3:25:33 PM PST by LibertyGirl77
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: LibertyGirl77
It sounds like it was a blast.

Of that there can be no doubt. :)

14 posted on 01/24/2005 3:47:54 PM PST by Bahbah
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Jimmy Valentine's brother
Hot Springs North Carolina?
15 posted on 01/24/2005 5:32:10 PM PST by snopercod ( We as the people no longer truly believe in liberty, not as Americans did -- Dayfdd ab Hugh)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic
Use AVG free virus software and it has a block on popups all free. Worked great for me.
16 posted on 01/24/2005 5:50:07 PM PST by Rhiannon
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: SuthrnGirl

I AM THERE next time around.


17 posted on 01/24/2005 5:51:31 PM PST by Miss Behave (Beloved daughter of Miss Creant, super sister of danged Miss Ology, and proud mother of Miss Hap.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson

Anybody who had attended the 2001 FR Inaugural Ball and Count the White House Silverware Party knew this would be another rocking affair!! Great job as usual.


18 posted on 01/25/2005 5:19:23 AM PST by big'ol_freeper (World Series Champion Boston Red Sox!! Has a nice ring to it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Jimmy Valentine's brother
Any truth to the rumour that the next national Freeper gathering will be in Hot Springs?

I heard that was just a premature calculation.

19 posted on 01/25/2005 11:45:01 AM PST by DrewsDad
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: SuthrnGirl; Jim Robinson

It was the best. Our driver remarked about the up beat attitude of attendees he dropped off at the Washington Plaza for the Free Republic's Ball. Now the word is bound to get around D.C. And did you see that constant smile on Jim's face. That joy was felt by all. By the way Jim, thanks for autographing my copy of Richard Poe's book, "Hillary's Secret War". It made good reading on the flight back to the sunny left coast. The cover alone was enough to get me some cold stares. Bring it on! Looking forward to freeping and another celebration in 2009.


20 posted on 01/25/2005 5:09:28 PM PST by vivabushchick ("Picture a smiley face on the Red States")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: snopercod
Yes, there is a natural Hot Springs in the mountains of North Carolina. The tubs are scattered in the woods. Rumor has it that folks have been known to play slap and tickle while minimally clothed in that environment.

Congressman Billybob

Click for latest, "Social Security, AARP and Coots"

21 posted on 01/25/2005 6:53:51 PM PST by Congressman Billybob (Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

Hi afraidfortherepublic, I don't know if this will work on your PC but when I get one of those big ads I hit control and exscape at the same time and it takes care of it.


22 posted on 01/25/2005 11:12:00 PM PST by Bellflower (A new day is Coming!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Rhiannon; afraidfortherepublic
I was having trouble with way too many pop ups and I took your advise Rhiannon and downloaded AVG free antivirus software. So far it is working great. Thank you for the advise. Afraidfortherepublic if you haven't tried it I also strongly recommend it. It seems to be working wonderfully.
23 posted on 01/26/2005 3:47:01 AM PST by Bellflower (A new day is Coming!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: snopercod

Arkansas, home of bill clinton


24 posted on 01/26/2005 4:05:00 PM PST by Coleus (Brooke Shields aborted how many children? http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1178497/posts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: SuthrnGirl
Now this was a ball, literally.

A rubber sphere or a football?

25 posted on 01/26/2005 4:10:56 PM PST by Homer_J_Simpson (GOP newby)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bellflower

Glad it worked for you. Sometimes it eliminates popups that I want and then I have hit the Ctl key


26 posted on 01/26/2005 10:25:54 PM PST by Rhiannon
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Jimmy Valentine's brother

I heard we are petitioning for Hawaii! Or San Diego. :)


27 posted on 01/29/2005 12:41:03 PM PST by JustAmy (Remember our President and our troops in your prayers. God Bless America.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: kristinn; tgslTakoma; BufordP; Angelwood; BillF

Last night, I attended the Free Republic ball. Now this was a ball, literally. Held at the Washington Plaza hotel it was something to behold. There were something like 700 freepers and their friends in attendance and it was a great mix of food, fun and entertainment. We were treated to a video presentation of Free Republic activities, a few awards including one to Buckhead who was one of the first people to spot the irregularties in the Bush memos that Dan Rather was trying to pass off as genuine and a rousing performance by Capital Offense, with bass guitarist Mike Huckabee, who also happens to be the governor of Arkansas.



It was a great night and a whole lot more fun that the state ball from the night before. I hated to see it end and I can't wait until 2009.


28 posted on 01/30/2005 9:21:17 AM PST by staytrue
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: SuthrnGirl; JustAmy; kristinn; tgslTakoma; Jim Robinson
Thanks for posting this, suthrngirl.

Amy, did you see this? FreeRepublic sure knows how to throw a party!

Thank you to Jim Robinson and the DC freepers, particularly Kristinn and Takoma, for making this happen. It was a blast.

29 posted on 01/30/2005 5:56:19 PM PST by Mama_Bear
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: JustAmy

LOL. Hi, Amy. I see you have already seen this thread.


30 posted on 01/30/2005 5:57:33 PM PST by Mama_Bear
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: Mama_Bear
LOL

If we can't swing Hawaii, San Diego would be nice or Monterey or Santa Barbara. How about Phoenix or Albuquerque?
31 posted on 01/30/2005 6:11:39 PM PST by JustAmy (Remember our President and our troops in your prayers. God Bless America.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: JustAmy
I vote for Hawaii or San Diego.....somewhere warm.
32 posted on 01/30/2005 6:13:31 PM PST by Mama_Bear
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: JustAmy

Miami. Warm weather, GORGEOUS women! I vote for the Loews Hotel on the Beach!


33 posted on 01/31/2005 6:15:28 PM PST by Clemenza (I Am Here to Chew Bubblegum and Kick Ass, and I'm ALL OUT OF BUBBLEGUM!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: Clemenza

Never been to Miami, so ..... I'm game. ;~)


34 posted on 01/31/2005 6:17:16 PM PST by JustAmy (Remember our President and our troops in your prayers. God Bless America.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: JustAmy

Lived there for three years. You (and other Freepers) will have a blast. I'll even take you by Jeb's house on Fisher Island. We can stay until they call security!


35 posted on 01/31/2005 6:18:39 PM PST by Clemenza (I Am Here to Chew Bubblegum and Kick Ass, and I'm ALL OUT OF BUBBLEGUM!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: Clemenza

LOL


36 posted on 01/31/2005 6:23:25 PM PST by JustAmy (Remember our President and our troops in your prayers. God Bless America.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: Mama_Bear

I vote for San Diego too! So does Elizabeth!


37 posted on 02/02/2005 5:23:29 PM PST by scubachick ((aka Mama_Bear's niece bear))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

I didn't see any ad except on the right side of the page. I don't have any popups either. I did notice that the page needs to be opened to a full size window to read it all - as part of the text of the message is covered up by the right side of the page it it's not. It must be just in the design of the web page.


38 posted on 02/02/2005 5:40:27 PM PST by united1000
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson