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DC Area Freepers - Fourth of July Celebration!!
http://www.leadershipinstitute.org/06EVENTS/01July4th.htm ^ | Mike Krempasky

Posted on 06/30/2002 1:00:11 PM PDT by Ritwngr

Attention Freepers in the DC Area - You're invited to the 31st Annual National Conservative 4th of July Soiree.

Free Food
Patriotic Speech
Free Beverages, courtesy of Coors Brewing Company
July 4th 12-5 PM - Ft. Hunt Park in Alexandria (just north of Mt. Vernon)

Joining us - DEA Administrator Asa Hutchinson and U.S. Senator George Allen




TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Announcements; News/Current Events; US: Maryland; US: Virginia; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: 4thofjuly; celebration; conservative; free; independenceday
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1 posted on 06/30/2002 1:00:11 PM PDT by Ritwngr
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To: Ritwngr
Coordinated w/ Kristinn??
2 posted on 06/30/2002 1:15:40 PM PDT by sauropod
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To: Ritwngr
Thanks for the ping, Ritwngr. We talked about the picnic at the DC Chapter of Free Republic meeting last Sunday. I'm sure that a bunch of us will be there. I went last year as did Angelwood, Kristinn, Taxman and a few other DC Chapter members I'm sure I missed in the crowd... and we all had a great time. There was lots of good food, great conversation, terrific speakers...

The Leadership Institute provides the barbecued meats (last year was pork BBQ), drinks (sodas, too), and other basics; they ask attendees to bring side dishes to share. So, don't forget to bring a side dish or dessert (I make one that will serve a dozen or so) with you!

3 posted on 06/30/2002 1:47:53 PM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: Dave Dilegge; leadpenny; sauropod; Doctor Raoul; The Glaswegian; ELS; Marylander; TBP; ...
DC Chapter ping for a fun, family-friendly event on Independence Day!!
4 posted on 06/30/2002 1:51:05 PM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: Ritwngr
"U.S. Senator George Allen"

Really?! That sounds like it might just be worth a trip up I-95, and my brother's annual party doesn't start until 4 or so...what time will Asa and George be speaking?

FReegards...MUD

5 posted on 06/30/2002 2:40:28 PM PDT by Mudboy Slim
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To: tgslTakoma
What a great irony that my friends (or perhaps these days, former friends) at Leadership Institute will have D.E.A. "head" Asa Hutchinson speak as our nation celebrates Independence Day. While Asa speaks of freedom and heritage, he & his lackies will continue their war on marijuana in general and medicinal marijuana patients in particular. While Asa praises our founding fathers, his D.E.A will continue to prohibit the cultivation of hemp, which just miles from L.I.'s picnic, was grown by Washington, Jeffrerson and others. I love & greatly respect Mort Blackwell and I think L.I. has done a tremendous job in educating and training our future conservative leaders, which we need. Someday, perhaps true conservatives will understand the lunacy of our nation's marijuana & hemp policies & laws and restore the right (taken away only this century) of responsible adult Americans to grow hemp or marijuana to do with as they please -- as did our founding fathers. Then all of these people parading around as so "conservative" will be outed for the neo-cons they actually are. I will join my friends on the Mall for the Fourth. Let true (not phony neo-con) freedom ring: THIMMESCH
6 posted on 06/30/2002 4:12:46 PM PDT by Nick Thimmesch
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To: Ritwngr
I'll be there. Hope to see many of my FReeper FRiends.
7 posted on 06/30/2002 4:13:30 PM PDT by Taxman
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To: Ritwngr
Will we have a meeting place?
8 posted on 06/30/2002 5:00:56 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Nick Thimmesch
I will join my friends on the Mall for the Fourth. Let true (not phony neo-con) freedom ring.

I hate to tell you, but I read somewhere that the Mall will be fenced on the Fourth. If it's anything like the fencing for the Bush Inaugural, freedom is the last thing you'll be feeling.

I can't figure out why Coors is sponsoring this L.I. event since the corporate policies of Coors no longer support conservative values.

9 posted on 06/30/2002 6:20:33 PM PDT by Ligeia
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To: Ritwngr
Sounds like fun, but I don't think I can make it.
10 posted on 06/30/2002 7:31:09 PM PDT by Freee-dame
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To: tgslTakoma
Hey, this looks good for me and whoever I can get from my family.
11 posted on 06/30/2002 8:00:59 PM PDT by AGreatPer
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To: AGreatPer; BufordP; Patriot
Have lots of fun!
12 posted on 06/30/2002 8:15:22 PM PDT by Fred Mertz
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To: Right_in_Virginia
No, but you will recognize us -- we'll be the ones having the most fun!
13 posted on 06/30/2002 8:21:21 PM PDT by Taxman
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To: Ritwngr
I'm planning to spend my Fourth with family in rural Maryland.

The Coming Attack

14 posted on 06/30/2002 8:45:02 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Nick Thimmesch
As an employee of the Leadership Institute, I can easily say that while we don't take a position on the legalization of marijuana or other drugs, Asa Hutchinson is a patriot, pure and simple.

And frankly, my friend...I think I'm slightly more relieved to have someone of Asa's character helping to secure our borders, especially during this time of war.

But come one, come all - it'll be a great party at Ft. Hunt Park.

(oh, and while I'm sure that there's lots of rumors flying around regarding Coors, I can also say that the Coors family are still great friends to conservatives, and we're happy to have their support for the event)
15 posted on 06/30/2002 9:25:31 PM PDT by Ritwngr
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To: Mudboy Slim
The party starts at 12 noon - the program including Mr. Hutchinson and Mr. Allen will begin around 1:15
16 posted on 06/30/2002 9:27:43 PM PDT by Ritwngr
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To: tgslTakoma
Thanks for the ping! I'll see if I can make it.
17 posted on 07/01/2002 6:06:38 AM PDT by Dec31,1999
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To: Ritwngr
I don't know if what I've read about Coors on FR is rumor or not. Put the word "Coors" in the search engine and you'll see what I based my comment on. I like Asa and I especially like George Allen. One of these days I plan to mount an official George Allen for President in 2008 campaign on FR and document what he does so people can come to know him.

Thank you for the invitation. I've been to several of your Fourth picnics over the years and have always enjoyed the company and the speakers. Anyone looking for some like-minded comraderie that's casual, low-key, and not in DC, this is the place.

18 posted on 07/01/2002 6:10:37 AM PDT by Ligeia
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To: Ritwngr; Coop; Twodees; Corin Stormhands; jla; sultan88
Thanks...I'm gonna do my durnedest to get up there for the early part of the shindig. Hope traffic won't be too much of a bear...are we FReepin' anybody/anything?!

FReegards...MUD

19 posted on 07/01/2002 6:19:31 AM PDT by Mudboy Slim
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To: Ligeia
"One of these days I plan to mount an official George Allen for President in 2008 campaign on FR and document what he does so people can come to know him."

I'll bump those threads, my FRiend!! He's the real thing, IMHO!! Are you gonna be there on the 4th?

FReegards...MUD

20 posted on 07/01/2002 6:21:24 AM PDT by Mudboy Slim
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To: Taxman; stand watie
"...we'll be the ones having the most fun!"

Uh oh, Taxman and Coors at the same shindig...could get interesting...MUD

21 posted on 07/01/2002 6:23:25 AM PDT by Mudboy Slim
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To: Mudboy Slim
I don't know yet. Like you, I have a family obligation. I might try to do both. I'll know closer to the time.
22 posted on 07/01/2002 7:33:19 AM PDT by Ligeia
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To: Ligeia
Hope to see you there, my FRiend...MUD
23 posted on 07/01/2002 7:54:02 AM PDT by Mudboy Slim
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To: Taxman
see you there!

FREE the SOUTHLAND,sw

24 posted on 07/01/2002 8:54:18 AM PDT by stand watie
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To: tgslTakoma
count me in for SOUTHRON-style baked beans!

no telling what japaneseghost MAY bring! ROTFL!

for DIXIE LIBERTY,sw

25 posted on 07/01/2002 8:57:46 AM PDT by stand watie
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To: Ritwngr
Is it possible to walk to the park from a nearby Metro station?
26 posted on 07/01/2002 9:09:52 AM PDT by aristeides
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To: Ritwngr
Hey, did any DC area Freepers get out on Saturday to Freep the ANSWER folks down at FBI headquarters? I didn't know about it until after the fact.

As usual the Post gave them very good coverage.

27 posted on 07/01/2002 10:12:28 AM PDT by YourAdHere
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One of these days I plan to mount an official George Allen for President in 2008 campaign on FR and document what he does so people can come to know him.

Great idea. George Allen is a true, "honest-to-goodness", down-home patriot. The chewing tobacco, cowboy boots, blue grass music, and pickup truck are added bonuses!

28 posted on 07/01/2002 10:30:00 AM PDT by sultan88
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To: sultan88
Don't forget his being an ex-college QB for the best University on the East Coast, bar none!!

WahooWah...MUD

29 posted on 07/01/2002 10:45:11 AM PDT by Mudboy Slim
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To: Mudboy Slim
Bumping and bookmarking!
30 posted on 07/01/2002 11:29:11 AM PDT by TruthNtegrity
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To: Mudboy Slim
That sounds like it might just be worth a trip up I-95, and my brother's annual party doesn't start until 4 or so

My shindig starts at six, dude, but the way 95 is gonna be, I dunno if I'd even try it even for ol' George...

31 posted on 07/01/2002 11:35:24 AM PDT by maxwell
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To: Ritwngr; AppyPappy; xsmommy; Gabz; Constitution Day; Inspector Harry Callahan
VA and thereabouts PING
32 posted on 07/01/2002 11:40:04 AM PDT by maxwell
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To: Mudboy Slim
Don't forget his being an ex-college QB for the best University on the East Coast, bar none!!

He played at Virginia Tech?

33 posted on 07/01/2002 11:50:32 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: AppyPappy
LOL...figgered I could roust a few folks with that rather brash statement.

FReegards...MUD

34 posted on 07/01/2002 11:58:13 AM PDT by Mudboy Slim
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To: maxwell
"the way 95 is gonna be, I dunno if I'd even try it even for ol' George..."

You think it'll be bad between 10:30 and noon? I could always scoot over onto Route 1...I'm still up in the air if it's worth it, but I'm definitely considering it seriously.

FReegards...MUD

35 posted on 07/01/2002 12:01:43 PM PDT by Mudboy Slim
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To: TruthNtegrity
Backatcha, my Old Dominion FRiend...you thinkin' about making the trip?

FReegards...MUD

36 posted on 07/01/2002 12:02:45 PM PDT by Mudboy Slim
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To: Mudboy Slim
You think it'll be bad between 10:30 and noon?

I'm speculating it'll be so backed up I could RUN there faster, bud... Just IMHO...

37 posted on 07/01/2002 12:04:18 PM PDT by maxwell
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To: maxwell
Thanks for the ping, but no way I can make it.

My dad's family has a cookout every year... so I will be drinking beer, eating steak, and hanging out in the pool.
Not at the same time, of course.

Also, I have to work on Friday. :(

38 posted on 07/01/2002 12:41:51 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: maxwell
"I could RUN there faster, bud"

You must understand how much I love sitting in traffic...LOL!!

FReegards...MUD

39 posted on 07/01/2002 12:45:27 PM PDT by Mudboy Slim
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To: Constitution Day
I will be drinking beer, eating steak, and hanging out in the pool.

Why not at the same time? 'fI had a pool I sure the heck would. Smoking too, yeeeeeeHAAAAAA!

Also, I have to work on Friday. :(

[sigh] Yeah so do I, bud...

40 posted on 07/01/2002 12:45:41 PM PDT by maxwell
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To: Mudboy Slim
You must understand how much I love sitting in traffic...

Yep... I make the mistake of taking I-64 back and forth from Newport News, even, somedays, and it's all I can do to keep myself from jumping out and hitting the pavement. So I roll all the winders down and light another smoke and turn the radio up and watch everybody getting p!ssed off, haha...

41 posted on 07/01/2002 12:48:16 PM PDT by maxwell
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To: maxwell
It's my uncle's pool, not mine. Otherwise I would.

I may smoke, too - but a cigar. Cigarettes just aren't for me, dude.

Have a good one, wherever you are!

FRegards,
CD

42 posted on 07/01/2002 12:55:48 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: maxwell
"So I roll all the winders down and light another smoke and turn the radio up and watch everybody getting p!ssed off..."

I've discovered my fellow highway parkers especially like "The Who" cranked up as we wile away the hours...LOL!! "Won't Get Fooled Again" and "Baba O'Reilly" are especially popular...MUD

43 posted on 07/01/2002 12:58:36 PM PDT by Mudboy Slim
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To: Mudboy Slim
I'm a country music fan myself, FRiend... Toby Keith's "Courtesy of the Red White and Blue" at ungodly decibel levels. Now it don't get much better than THAT.

We'll put a BOOT UP YER A$$, IT'S THE AMERICAN WAY...!

44 posted on 07/01/2002 1:06:26 PM PDT by maxwell
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To: aristeides
I'm sorry, there's no metro near the park. There may be bus service, but I'm sure that the schedules are all kinds of screwy.
45 posted on 07/01/2002 1:12:00 PM PDT by Ritwngr
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To: maxwell
"I'm a country music fan myself, FRiend"

Yeah, me too...is it Merle Haggard who sings "If yer tearin' down my Country, yer on the Fightin' Side o' ME!!"

LOL and FReegards...MUD

46 posted on 07/01/2002 1:15:07 PM PDT by Mudboy Slim
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To: aristeides
I will be happy to pick you up at the Springfield Metro and give you a ride to the picnic. Unfortunately, I'll be heading south around 3:30 or so, so you'll have to get a ride back, which should be no problem at all.

FReepmail me so we can make the arrangements. I'd hate for you to miss a great party just because the Metro doesn't go to Mt. Vernon!

47 posted on 07/01/2002 3:07:08 PM PDT by Taxman
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To: Freee-dame
You owe it to yourself to be there!

If transportation is a problem, I'll be happy to give you a ride from the Springfield Metro. I already promised Aristedes a ride -- plenty of room.

FReepmail me if you are interested.

48 posted on 07/01/2002 3:08:53 PM PDT by Taxman
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To: stand watie
I look forward to it!
49 posted on 07/01/2002 3:09:26 PM PDT by Taxman
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To: Taxman
#50 bump

50 posted on 07/01/2002 3:21:56 PM PDT by AGreatPer
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