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Almost Live from Hollywood: Freeping with the eGray Hooker (includes pictures)
Personal Observation ^ | 09/29/2002 | David H Dennis (self)

Posted on 09/29/2002 11:40:03 PM PDT by daviddennis

The Hollywood Resistance Force, under the able command of our fearless leader RonDog, assembled in front of the Kodak Theater in Hollywood to bring our valiant resistance efforts into the belly of the beast. We truly showed that we had no fear!

The rest of the article, including photos.

(Excerpt) Read more at amazing.com ...


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: barbrastreisand; dumpdavis; egray; freep; hollywood; kodaktheater
An edited video will be coming in a few days; I got a lot more video than I did stills.

Hope you all enjoy!

1 posted on 09/29/2002 11:40:03 PM PDT by daviddennis
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To: daviddennis; RonDog; Mercuria; Tony in Hawaii; HangFire
I'm sure there are a few folks I've forgotten; feel free to forward this to other folks. I'm really tired, and I apologise for any errors that may have crept in. I will revise the article if it seems appropriate.

Hope you enjoy!

D

2 posted on 09/29/2002 11:42:00 PM PDT by daviddennis
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To: daviddennis
Mega kudos to all you Bravehearts!
3 posted on 09/29/2002 11:58:02 PM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg
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To: daviddennis
Drew Carey lookalike bump.

Thanks for the pictures, and I'm looking forward to the video.
4 posted on 09/30/2002 12:20:28 AM PDT by Tony in Hawaii
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To: daviddennis
Thanks David for the report and photos!

Thanks to RonDog and everyone else who put together an excellent freep! You did a fantastic job and it was great to get together with you! We were so fortunate to have Phillip, the guy with the make-shift bike/boom box of great tunes, join in with us. Every tourist on Hollywood Blvd. was taking our pictures while the humorless and moribund "Stop Bush" antiwar protesters nearby were ignored. We even had an Elvis impresonator come over at one point - haha! Great to meet some of you and see some of you (Tony, Mercuria and HangFire) again.
5 posted on 09/30/2002 12:46:50 AM PDT by Irishgirl
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To: Irishgirl
Hollywood Bump!
6 posted on 09/30/2002 12:47:46 AM PDT by Irishgirl
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To: daviddennis
EXCELLENT work, David!

For those of you who may have missed it, the background information for this FReep is posted HERE:

pre-FReep details:
"Dump DAVIS!" at 'Baghdad Barb'/RAT fundraiser in Hollywood: TONIGHT! (9/29)

7 posted on 09/30/2002 1:18:10 AM PDT by RonDog
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To: Tony in Hawaii

RonDog, as the "eGray Hooker"
(with the Drew Carey-esque Tony in Hawaii)

8 posted on 09/30/2002 1:21:44 AM PDT by RonDog
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To: gubamyster; RonDog; Tony in Hawaii; Irishgirl; wayne_shrugged; Mercuria; Carry_Okie

Left to right: gubamyster - with the "FOR SALE: Gray Davis" sign, the back of RonDog,
Tony in Hawaii - with the "Keep the HOOKER in Hollywood, NOT in Sacramento!" sign,
the elusive Irishgirl - behind the "DUMP DAVIS" sign,
WayneShrugged - with the "Dump Davis" bumper sticker,
part of Mercuria's sign

Hey, Carry_Okie: Them's YOUR bumper stickers on that trash can, etc.!
Thanks!

9 posted on 09/30/2002 1:37:02 AM PDT by RonDog
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To: RonDog; Mercuria

RonDog and Mercuria

10 posted on 09/30/2002 1:41:56 AM PDT by RonDog
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To: RonDog

The "bicycle guy" and his newly improved - with Carry_Okie's bumper stickers -
duct-tape-covered portable boom box/bicycle.

This was HOLLYWOOD: HE was one of the more NORMAL guys there -
so we ADPOTED him, as an honoarary FReeper, since his music added to the festive mood!


11 posted on 09/30/2002 1:50:14 AM PDT by RonDog
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To: AnnaZ; Mercuria; feinswinesuksass; DoughtyOne; Cinnamon Girl; Tony in Hawaii; Bob J; diotima; ...
The Hollywood Resistance Force, under the able command of our fearless leader RonDog, assembled in front of the Kodak Theater in Hollywood to bring our valiant resistance efforts into the belly of the beast...
Post-FReep report now in progress.
MORE pictures, and MORE reports... tomorrow!

12 posted on 09/30/2002 1:55:23 AM PDT by RonDog
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To: daviddennis
Big east coast bump!

Great job!

13 posted on 09/30/2002 2:11:56 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Madame Dufarge; Mediaqueen
Thanks!

From my e-mail to Mediaqueen:

...We talked strategy for several hours after the FReep, and made some decisions.
To date, we have not had any media attention because we have only had the CONCEPT, but no tangible images to sell from.
Now we have a PORTFOLIO of pictures to take to the news directors - or we WILL, soon.

I plan to put together a dozen or so full press kits with pictures from tonight's FReep, and the story behind the "eGray Hooker" - Mike Ramirez cartoon, eGray.org - and tie it together with a STORY:

"PASSION on the right:
WHY are these conservative guys and gals dressing up and acting out?"

THAT will be our message. And I plan to take it on the road - to personally deliver my "press kits" to news directors at ALL of the local TV stations and newspapers - one-on-one - where I can look them in the eye and tell them what a GREAT story they will have... ...at the DEBATE on Monday (10/7) at the L.A. Times building.

THAT is our next target for MAJOR press attention. ALL of them will be prepared - in advance - to report on a "right wing CIRCUS" - and we will give it to them. I am working of getting a REAL dump truck to use as a prop, plus we should get TWENTY (20) or more FReepers for THIS event, including a few guys dressed as "Superman SIMON."

My goal in getting this media attention is twofold:

1 - Convince the faithful that THEY ARE NOT ALONE. We WILL win this thing, if they just do not give up. We decided that the eGray site is an EXCELLENT place to teach uninformed Simon supporters just enough about Gray Davis to be effective in their precinct walks, etc. Plastic pipe, dioxin and bullet train, for instance. Now they know enough to be CONFIDENT.

2 - Plant images in the minds of the "undecided" - eGray Hooker vs Superman SIMON. When they get in the voting booth, I want them to say, "Who do I want: the hooker, or Superman? I guess that I'll vote for Simon..."


14 posted on 09/30/2002 2:17:16 AM PDT by RonDog
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"Dump DAVIS!"
www.eGray.org
"DumpDAVIS" FReeps are currently scheduled for:
Monday (9/30) - 11 am to noon - Nixon Library in Yorba Linda - confirmed
(note NEW start time)
Bill Simon speech/lunch - starts at noon
theme: "Gray Davis: debate DODGER"
(Bring ANYTHING that says "Dodgers" - hats, posters, uniforms!)

Monday - (10/7) - 11 am to noon - Los Angeles Times building - confirmed
(note the NEW start time)
Simon/Davis debate - starts at noon
theme: "Dump DAVIS"
("Dump DAVIS" posters, sanitation worker outfits, dump truck?)

Saturday (10/19) - noon to 4 pm - Capitol building in Sacramento - confirmed
state-wide "DumpDAVIS" FReep in SACRAMENTO!
FReepers from all across Cailfornia will gather on the Capitol Steps
Jim Robinson is scheduled to be there.
Sacramento radio station KTKZ (1380-AM) is scheduled to broadcast LIVE from the FReep!
theme: "Dump DAVIS"
(possible GIANT dump truck, dumpsters - use your imagination...)


15 posted on 09/30/2002 2:28:30 AM PDT by RonDog
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To: RonDog
Kudos, RonDog! Very proud bump from VT!

You've got way more pizzaz than Babs, buddy!

TigersEye and I were very impressed with the eGray website, too.
You've done a great job of spreading the word about that.

16 posted on 09/30/2002 2:34:26 AM PDT by .30Carbine
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To: daviddennis
Excellent!

Bump for the East Coast morning crowd.

17 posted on 09/30/2002 2:44:08 AM PDT by metesky
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To: daviddennis; RonDog; Mercuria
Great! Yous done well! Now, can someone tell me what the 'Code of Conduct' sign was? It's in a picture of Mercuria in front of the entrance.
18 posted on 09/30/2002 5:47:22 AM PDT by RedWing9
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To: daviddennis
Good freep guys and gals!
19 posted on 09/30/2002 5:48:38 AM PDT by oc-flyfish
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To: daviddennis
Good job! Great photos!

WTG!!!

20 posted on 09/30/2002 5:59:10 AM PDT by NautiNurse
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To: daviddennis; gubamyster; Tony in Hawaii; Mercuria; SixString; Irishgirl; wayne_shrugged; ...
Good freep guys and gals!
Thanks oc-flyfish!

The follwing FReepers were in attendance last night:

RonDog
daviddennis
gubamyster
Tony in Hawaii
MERCURIA
SixString
Irishgirl
WayneShrugged
Outraged
HangFire
LadyJenn

and the "bicycle guy" who we adopted as an "HONORARY" FReeper!

That makes ELEVEN (11) confirmed FReepers, even WITHOUT the "bicycle guy!"
If I missed anyone, please let me know.

Also, please post YOUR after-FReep reports here.

I will post more after the Nixon Library FReep later today, see:
NIXON LIBRARY, YORBA LINDA, CA

Bill Simon lunch/speech at NOON
FReep from 11 am to noon.

The "eCray Hooker" will be in the house.

If you prefer not to dress as a prostitute (!) - olease bring signs that say, "Gray Davis: debate DODGER!"
ANY "Dodger" shirts, hats, flags would be WONDERFUL!


21 posted on 09/30/2002 6:46:17 AM PDT by RonDog
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22 posted on 09/30/2002 7:03:41 AM PDT by William McKinley
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To: RonDog
"PASSION on the right:

WHY are these conservative guys and gals dressing up and acting out?"

Beautiful!

23 posted on 09/30/2002 7:36:19 AM PDT by Carry_Okie
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To: RonDog
Sweet transvestite from transexual Sacraaamentooooooo BUMP
24 posted on 09/30/2002 8:12:31 AM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
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To: Carry_Okie
TURN ON THE RADIO!
KRLA 870-AM
Mark Larson is taling about our FReep last night - RIGHT NOW!!!

25 posted on 09/30/2002 8:20:35 AM PDT by RonDog
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Here is the e-mail that I have been sending to talk radio hosts:
"crazy REPUBLICAN protesters at "Baghdad Barbra" fundraiser in Hollywood"

Please consider talking about THIS story:
In case you MISSED this from the media coverage of last night's lovefest in Hollywood, there were a handful of crazy REPUBLICAN protesters on the sidewalk in front of the Kodak Theatre, including a big guy dressed up as a male prostitute who calls himself the "eGray Hooker" - wearing fishnets and garters stuffed with cash, with a giant sign that said, "Will work for... BRIBES."
(If they were from PETA, or GreenPeace, of the anti-WTO mob - you WOULD have already heard about it.)

Photographs and commentary can be found at:
http://www.amazing.com/politics/freeping/2002-09-29/
and
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/759811/posts

In the past, "FReepers," as members of the conservative news forum like to call themselves, were previously roused to such levels of "street theater" during the fiasco with Al Gore in Florida, where they popularized the "Sore/Loserman" parody.

Now, they are promoting an eBay parody website put up by the Bill Simon campaign, called www.eGray.org (The "hooker" aspect of this protest comes from a Mike Ramirez cartoon published (8/20/02) in the Los Angeles Times. http://www.latimes.com/includes/ramirez/ramirez_20020820.gif )

We believe that there is considerable PASSION for Bill Simon out there, "under the radar" of the mainstream media, despite their continued stories about his "troubled," "faltering," "lackluster" campaign.
Talk radio and Internet revolutionaries will effect THIS election like no other in history. When political science textbooks are written in the future, they will talk about THIS "guerilla politics" for years to come.

And YOU can be a part of this HISTORY!
If Gray Davis is upset NOW about being "dogged" by a giant CHICKEN (who says that he is "chicken" to debate Bill Simon):
http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/newssentinel/4164989.htm

...just WAIT until he his every move is followed by "eGray Hooker" and the FReepers!

We expect the emotionally unstable, temperamental governor to break down COMPLETELY, and you can help!
Please TALK about Gray Davis the "eGray Hooker!"

For MORE information, you may CALL or e-mail me.

Thank you,
RonDog

PS - Here are some FUTURE appearances scheduled for the "eGray Hooker" rallies:

Monday (9/30) - 11 am to noon - Nixon Library in Yorba Linda - confirmed
(note NEW start time)
Bill Simon speech/lunch at noon

Monday - (10/7) - 11 am to noon - Los Angeles Times building - confirmed
Simon/Davis debate at noon

Saturday (10/19) - noon to 4 pm - Capitol building in Sacramento - confirmed
state-wide "DumpDAVIS" FReep in SACRAMENTO!
FReepers from all across California will gather on the Capitol Steps
Sacramento radio station KTKZ (1380-AM) is scheduled to broadcast LIVE from this event.


26 posted on 09/30/2002 8:25:51 AM PDT by RonDog
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To: daviddennis; RonDog; Mercuria; Tony in Hawaii; HangFire
AWESOME job, y'all!
 
xo!

27 posted on 09/30/2002 9:16:31 AM PDT by AnnaZ
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To: daviddennis; Mercuria; RonDog; Tony in Hawaii; SixString; wayne_shrugged; Irishgirl; gubamyster
Mercuria asked me to post her acount of the Freep.

Great job - I felt like I was there again!

D

28 posted on 09/30/2002 11:20:13 AM PDT by daviddennis
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To: daviddennis
Another ping for good measure. For victory & freedom!!!
29 posted on 09/30/2002 11:30:32 AM PDT by Saundra Duffy
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To: RonDog
Great job everybody! I hope to see you at the Times freep.
30 posted on 09/30/2002 11:39:03 AM PDT by Feiny
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To: daviddennis
Oh how I miss Mercurias reports!
31 posted on 09/30/2002 11:45:47 AM PDT by Feiny
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To: feinswinesuksass
Awww .... so where were you? You and Mercuria would have made a great team :-).

D

32 posted on 09/30/2002 11:53:35 AM PDT by daviddennis
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To: RonDog
RonDog
daviddennis
gubamyster
Tony in Hawaii
MERCURIA
SixString
Irishgirl
WayneShrugged
Outraged
HangFire
LadyJenn
and the "bicycle

I notice that you have Mercuria's name in capital letters.

Good man. :-)

33 posted on 09/30/2002 11:57:22 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: RonDog
"PASSION on the right: WHY are these conservative guys and gals dressing up and acting out?"

You're selling this in Hollywood, and finding support on the street? Lol! You are brave. Good job!

Any sign of JJ ducking into a taxi?


34 posted on 09/30/2002 1:09:13 PM PDT by Ragtime Cowgirl
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To: daviddennis; RonDog; feinswinesuksass; All
Great freep! Looking forward to seeing everyone on Monday Oct. 7 for the BIG debate!
35 posted on 09/30/2002 1:48:56 PM PDT by Cinnamon Girl
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To: daviddennis
I had other plans set for yesterday. I can't be at every freep....even if Rondog is in fishnets!

Hope to see you and everyone else in front of the Slimes....

36 posted on 09/30/2002 1:55:19 PM PDT by Feiny
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To: feinswinesuksass
Tragically, I have to work, and I'm too far from Downtown to take off :-(.

But I'll look forward to seeing the pictures from others.

D
37 posted on 09/30/2002 2:18:48 PM PDT by daviddennis
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To: RonDog
Bump to DUMP DAVIS! Davis just signed the bill which will destroy the ag industry in California - binding arbitration for United Farm Workers union. Go, Simon!! For victory & freedom!!!
38 posted on 09/30/2002 5:57:15 PM PDT by Saundra Duffy
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To: daviddennis
I understand from your FReep-mail, David, that your post-FReep report is now ready for "prime time" - at least enough to post it here, on THIS thread, from http://www.amazing.com/politics/freeping/2002-09-29/:

eGray Rally at Kodak Theatre
6:00pm-8:00pm 29 September 2002
Report and photos by David H Dennis

Related Pages:

This is a preliminary report, subject to revision; I can be a bit absent-minded about names and what-not, so be sure to comment if I've forgotten you or if you have questions.

The Hollywood Resistance Force, under the able command of our fearless leader RonDog, assembled in front of the Kodak Theater in Hollywood to bring our valiant resistance efforts into the belly of the beast. We truly showed that we had no fear!

This is especially true of RonDog. It takes guts to dress up as a hooker and parade along Hollywood Boulevard, especially if you're a guy. I couldn't have done it; others admitted they couldn't, either. But Ron, with his positively frightening Gray Davis mask, was, well, unforgettable.

He was joined by our lovely and talented Mercuria, who accessorized herself brilliantly for the occasion (check out the glasses and earrings!). Her getup may have been more discreet than we men would have liked, but her hooker wiggle had to be seen to be believed!

There's no question Ron was the star, and Mercuria was the co-star. But we also had a splendid supporting team, with our thanks and support going out to Tony from Hawaii (who looked just like Drew Carey, a celebrity likeness we should have appropriated), IrishLass (anonymously hiding behind her sign), HangFire, his lovely wife, and a supporting cast of thousands whose names I have inconveniently forgotten.

Not to be forgotten was the guy on the bicycle, who had rigged a very odd car radio, running off battery and giving us the generous gift of music. He apparently appeared from nowhere, but was kind enough to accept a bumper crop of our bumper stickers to support the cause. We'd like to thank him for hanging with us.

We had competition in the form of a bunch of dull as dishwater anti-war folks. The same drab agenda, the same dull (but professionally printed) signs, and the same distinct lack of enthusiasm. Unlike the last rally I went to, we completely outclassed them. They were so boring I don't even have any still pictures of them.

There is, however, plenty of video, and I will be posting a follow-up thread to this report when I have it ready. It usually takes a few days to do because I have to review things carefully and make sure I get some coherent story out of the thing.

Gray Davis' advertising doesn't seem to be working. I'd say about 1/3 the people I talked to simply didn't know who Gray Davis was. This is surprising considering the weight Garry South and others put on it. Those who understood the issues seemed to be uniformly anti-Davis; we certainly didn't find anyone who was willing to take his side.

Rondog, I and the rest of the gang would all like to thank the participants and cast those evil people who forgot to come into the outer darkness. No, no, sorry, wrong movie. We all had a great time, but we missed a few of our friends. We hope to see them next time!

Photos and text Copyright 2002 © David H Dennis; all rights reserved, but you may mirror this site if it becomes sluggish, as long as the text is unchanged.


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39 posted on 09/30/2002 9:49:28 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: AnnaZ; Mercuria; feinswinesuksass; DoughtyOne; Cinnamon Girl; Tony in Hawaii; Bob J; diotima; ...
And HERE is the full text of MERCURIA's post-FReep report, from http://www.megaone.com/mercurial/CNM020929.htm:

SHEEPLE WHO NEED SHEEPLE...
A Kodak Moment

September 29, 2002

 

It's not every day you see a man and a woman at a shooting range comparing the fishnet stockings they're wearing underneath their jeans.

But of course, when you demonstrate in Hollywood, only the weird and wacky stands a real chance of making any kind of impact.

The intrepid RonDog and I first met up at Insight Shooting Range for a fundraiser for California pro-Second Amendment candidates. This was only the first half of our day.

The second half was the reason for the fishnets.

After the shoot, we met in Tinsel Town in front of the Kodak Theatre, where the cream of Hollywood whoredom were gathered to fete Richard Gephardt (D-MO) and worship at the shrine of Barbra Streisand, the Phony Girl herself, one of the high priestesses of the Church Of The Bad Spell Checker and coming out of retirement (again) to be the private songbird of elitist thieves, lie-berals, and the glitterati clueless (again). Now that she's made her living entertaining those who had a penchant for show tunes and old standards delivered in her inimitable self-possessed style, how relieved the woman must be now that she's rich enough to scornfully cast off her millions of fans as peasant interlopers cramping her style without worrying about how it might affect her record sales or box office receipts. She worked long and hard throughout her life to build this golden cage of privilege and continued ignorance, and now she exists in Cloud Cuckooland bliss at the thought that there are actually power players existing who think that her fame overcomes her miserable education and sheer egotistical stupidity.

Although the fundraiser (minimum $500 a seat for all you can stand) was primarily focused on the wonders of the Democrat Party robber barons and the evil insanity of Republicans and our President, our party turned out to lob some hardball facts into the crowd about Gray Davis, pay-for-play prostitute governor of California. (Flash him cash and he's easier to get into than a high school tramp.) We didn't care whether or not he would show up. We were there to educate via a little street theater.

The so-called esteemed attendees of the fundraiser, the champions of the Little People, showed their love and tenderness for their fans and supporters by slipping into the heavily-newsvan-blockaded side entrance...much to the chagrin, I reckon, of the Anti-War-On-Iraq crowd up front. You'd think La Streisand would be heartened and grateful for the citizens who supported her crudely-spelled rant to Gephardt, but I guess she was too busy kissing and making up with Dick. (Why let a little thing like a severe policy disagreement get in the way of quick cash for the gods of greed?)

It wasn't such a big deal to us to miss the glitz-n-glamour goons. They already know what we think of them.

And so did anyone who passed by the Hollywood/Highland complex between 6 and 8 p.m. RonDog had a Dr. Frank N. Furter costume on, a wad of cash stuck in the top of his fishnet thigh-high. Over his head he wore a latex Beavis mask, rubber hair painted gray. (You would never guess by meeting this conservative-looking, pressed-shirt-and-tie fellow that he would actually rig himself up as "eGray Hooker", but desperate times call for desperate measures.) His sign: eGray Will Work For...Bribe$! Strutting in his high heels and feather boa and shouting, "Barbra Streisand is giving away $4 million inside this theater, and Gray Davis wants some of it!" and "Gray Davis needs the money!", he managed to attract quite a bit of attention...even in Hollywood, as people were even taking pictures from across the street as they stood in line at the El Capitan cinema. ("Lookah thar, Martha, they really do have them thar cross-dressin' types here!")

I was dressed as a hooker with a Basque beret and striped shirt. (Evidence that I watch too many old, sordid B-movies.) I danced to the music provided by a passing bicyclist named Philip, who had a ghetto-blaster taped (!) to his handle-bars, blasting out some classic rock. I waved my sign at passing motorists (Hollywood Hookers Welcome Pay-For-Play "Sister" Gray) and did as much dirty-walkin' as my creaky knees would permit. "I'm pay-for-play, just like Gray!" I catcalled. "Hookers belong in Hollywood, not Sacramento!"

A trash can stood on the curb, slapped with Dump Davis stickers. Irishgirl, wayne_shrugged, Tony [no longer] in Hawaii, and gubamyster stood in "civvies" at the curb, stoically displaying their signs before the populace in their cars and on the sidewalks (FOR SALE: Gray Davis, Dump Davis, and Let's Keep the Hookers in Hollywood, NOT in Sacramento) and acknowledging those who gave us honks and thumbs-up of support.

Two of our rank milled within the crowd of sightseers, searching for feedback and tidbits. David Dennis, the in-your-face tireless shutterbug, was armed with a premium digital camera and video camera, and he wasn't afraid to use them. He got footage of the anti-war protestors, comments from passersby...if it moved and breathed and looked like it would talk to him, he went after it.

SixString, The Cordial Activist, mingled with the passersby, a miniature tape recorder chugging away, chatting with people and picking up comments from those who viewed our little group. Although none of us expect people to be entirely politically savvy or know the names of every player in Sacramento and DC, it was rather startling to have Six picking up off-the-cuff quotes such as "Oh, is Davis running for governor again?" and "Gray Davis, who's he? A senator? Oh, wait, I think he's running for governor." (No state is safe if the citizens don't even know who their state's chief creature is!)

Six chatted with an older lady who identified herself as a nurse. She was waiting for her friend to park the car, for she had managed to get a ticket to the DNC fundraiser just the night before - her son had purchased them. After some amiable conversation, the lady stated that she was neither a Republican nor a Democrat. "I'm from the south," she laughed. "I voted for Nixon once. I vote for who I think is right, and I've never missed an election. Last time I voted for Ralph Nader - they would boo me here!" Six stated that he was not happy how Gray Davis handled things, and the lady mentioned that she wasn't happy about what President Bush is doing, in that she has no desire to have war. She did say, however, she'd like to get rid of Saddam, but doubted we could because he was "too sharp", and she wondered what happened to Osama bin Laden.

Although heavily-laden with tasks earlier in the day, Outraged, HangFire, and Lady Jenn showed up to lend moral support for the late portion of the demonstration. Before going out for a late supper, we checked out the newsvans at the side entrance - all empty, the lapdog press no doubt inside sucking up the whiz-dumb of the powerful and privileged lefties who would have made Uncle Joe Stalin proud as a peacock. Khruschev should have said, "We will bury you...with ignorant sheep."

Because sheeple...sheeple who need sheeple...make really willing lamb chops for high-powered control freaks.


40 posted on 09/30/2002 9:59:04 PM PDT by RonDog
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From Reuters (via Yahoo! News)
Streisand Appears at Democrats' Fundraiser
Mon Sep 30, 1:01 PM ET

By Gina Keating

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (Reuters) - Entertainer Barbra Streisand came out of retirement for about two hours on Sunday to back the Democratic Party's bid to win back control of the House of Representatives and the national political agenda.

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Despite an aversion to live performances, Streisand's dedication to politics led her to headline multimillion-dollar Democratic fundraisers in 1986 and 2000, and Sunday's event at the Kodak Theater appeared to be as successful -- with Hollywood's elite shelling out $500 to $250,000 per ticket.

"Ten people paid $250,000," Steve Harvey, the comedian acting as master of ceremonies, told the crowd.

Streisand appeared after performances by the Three Mo' Tenors and Barry Manilow who said he had "never been a political kind of guy ... I'll leave that to Barbra."

She swept on stage to a standing ovation in a green, off-the-shoulder gown and sat on a chair beside producer-composer David Foster, who played piano and provided a running commentary for the evening.

"I don't particularly enjoy performing onstage but I'd do practically anything to help the Democrats win the House," Streisand told her audience.

She sang a few of her standards -- "Funny Valentine," "Evergreen" -- and unleashed an attack on the House's Republican majority and President Bush ( news - web sites) during a rendition of "The Way We Were."

Pausing in the middle of the song, Streisand said she found Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney ( news - web sites) "frightening," adding: "I find bringing the country to the brink of war unilaterally five weeks before an election frightening."

Exhorting the concertgoers to "get the facts out, get the truth out, and get the vote out," Streisand launched into her final number, "God Bless America," then yielded the stage to House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt.

Gephardt, who visited earlier in the evening with Hollywood's elite at a pre-concert reception, emphasized the party's need to pick up the seven seats needed to win back a majority from Republicans he described as "the most intolerant, radical, extreme, know-it-all ... on every issue."

Among those who kibbutzed with Gephardt and the California congressional delegation at the pre-concert reception were Warner Bros. COO Alan Horn, former studio boss Mike Medavoy, comedian Richard Lewis, and actors Alan Cumming, Ed Begley Jr., Sally Kirkland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and her producer husband Brad Hall.

An examination of the latest local polls by the New York Times showed that Republicans had a slight edge last week in the fight for control of the House. The paper cited the Democrats' difficulty in rallying voters around domestic issues, such as the economy and corporate corruption because of the specter of war with Iraq.


41 posted on 09/30/2002 10:20:14 PM PDT by RonDog
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And, from the AP (via Yahoo! News):
Streisand Helps Dems Raise $6 Million
Mon Sep 30,10:17 AM ET

By ERICA WERNER, Associated Press Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Barbra Streisand fattened the Democrats' war chest for their effort to take back control of Congress, headlining a Hollywood gala that raised some $6 million.

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The diva emerged from semiretirement to deliver a nine-song set Sunday night on the stage of the Kodak Theatre, the new home of the Oscars ( news - web sites). Celebrities such as Christian Slater and Julia Louis-Dreyfus rubbed shoulders with top House Democrats including Minority Leader Dick Gephardt and California's Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the minority whip.

Streisand's show set a fund-raising record for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said spokeswoman Jenny Backus.

A longtime liberal and Hollywood's queen Friend of Bill during the Clinton years, Streisand created a stir last week when she sent Gephardt a forceful letter urging him to stand up to President Bush ( news - web sites) on Iraq and chiding, "It is time for the Democrats to get off the defensive and go on the offensive."

Gephardt joked about the letter in a speech after Streisand's performance.

"Some of the Republicans thought that was cute," he said. "Well, what I want to say to my friends in the Republican Party is, eat your heart out. I get faxes from Barbra Streisand, they get faxes from Rush Limbaugh and Pat Robertson."

Streisand did not explicitly discuss the Democrats' position on Iraq, nor did Gephardt. The singer prefaced a rendition of "God Bless America" with the remark that it was, "a prayer for our Democratic leaders to continue to have the strength and courage to stand up for what is right."

Draped in a sweeping, metallic green gown, she also performed her hit "The Way We Were," with altered lyrics to convey that she missed a Democratic Congress and administration. Democrats have a one-seat Senate edge, but the GOP holds the House, with 222 Republicans, 210 Democrats and two independents.

"Scattered pictures of the House we left behind," she sang. "Lovely Democratic memories, of the way we were."

Two years ago, Streisand said an official goodbye to live performing with "farewell" concerts in New York and Los Angeles, but she apparently couldn't pass up the chance to raise money for the Democrats.

The concert was dubbed the National Democratic Gala and billed as the Democrats' "marquee fund-raiser" in their battle to undo Republicans' six-seat edge in the 435-member House of Representatives in November.

Some 3,500 guests paid $500 and up for tickets.

Performing alongside Streisand were Barry Manilow, comedian Steve Harvey and the singing group Three Mo' Tenors.


42 posted on 09/30/2002 10:34:00 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: RonDog; All
Nice job Ron. You guys deserve kudos for your efforts. I'll bet you had a great time. I don't understand how some of those people can suppor the left, but they do. It's our job to make them too embarassed to show up for these events.

I saw something today that left my jaw dropped to the floor. I'm going to mention it because we're on the topic of the left and the lunatics that support it.

Kathy Ireland is a person that has taken more than a little ribbing for being an airhead. Today I found myself having to eat crow.

Shown was a clip of Ms. Ireland going toe to toe with Combs, of Hannity and Combs. Combs was talking with her and stating that she was a died in the wool conservative. He asked if she ever got ribbed for being a conservative. She said no, and it's a misconception that I'm totally conservative. I'm also liberal on a few subjects.

Combs, seeking to put her on the spot, asked, "Tell me one issue on which you come down on the liberal side." Without so much as a millisecond going by she retorted, "Well, I'm a liberal when it comes to championing the civil rights of the unborn."

I was shocked. Kathy, mia cupla!!!!

I don't think these were the exact words she used, but they are very close. The impact was just as I've stated. Wow, I didn't expect her to hit it out of the ballpark like that. Excellent job!

Ron, and those who joined you, great work.

43 posted on 10/01/2002 1:14:18 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: DoughtyOne
Thanks, D1!
Still, it's not the same without YOU there!
I look forward to FReeping with you again SOON!
From www.digitalstoryteller.com:
...But back to the assignment several people - men and women alike - asked me about this week; Kathy Ireland, a three-time cover model for the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.

At 35 years old and now a mom of two, Ireland may be past her peak as a swimsuit model but she doesn’t seem to be slowing down in terms of work. She has a clothing line she is promoting through K-Mart and works on the board of directors of several charitable organizations.

Our fashion writer, a visiting photojournalism student from the University of Florida and myself met Ireland at the Disney/MGM Studios theme park. She was going into the Brown Derby restaurant with her parents, her 2 1/2 month old daughter, her manager and a make up stylist - all to eat lunch. I sat and chatted with her parents as the waiters took their orders and waited for the moment to get a photo.

Ireland’s parents were very down to earth and we traded kid stories. When she had a break with our reporter, Kathy was ready for the photo.

We went outside and I told her about the stories I’d heard about her when she was 11 and working her paper route. She laughed and sat down on the grass. In about three minutes, I had shot a roll of the easiest photos I’d made that week and I told her so. She did all the work by looking so natural. It was a photo of Kathy instead of another fashion shoot...

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Kathy Ireland, former Sports Illustrated swimsuit model.

and
From www.amazon.com:
Editorial Reviews
From Publishers Weekly
Model, actress and entrepreneur Kathy Ireland proves that she's not just another pretty face in Powerful Inspirations: Eight Lessons That Will Change Your Life. The self-help lessons presented here cultivate strong families, understand your own worth, save part of your income, etc. may be prosaic, but Ireland salvages the book with down-to-earth personal anecdotes. This book will be most appreciated by conservative Christian women, since Ireland often speaks to women directly and peppers the chapters with discussions of her faith in God and the rationale underlying her pro-life activism.
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.


Book Description
Kathy Ireland first gained recognition as a supermodel, but today she is respected for her design talents and business acumen as CEO and Chief Designer of Kathy Ireland Worldwide. Ireland, independent and strong-minded, has an entrepreneurial drive coupled with the desire to break free of the skewed standards of the modeling business, that gave her the impetus she needed to start her own company. Her billion-dollar business began with a line of socks, then apparel, and today it extends into home furnishings, flooring, and accessories designed for women like herself — busy moms whose top priority is taking care of their families. She also dedicates her energy to a wide range of nonprofit organizations, many of them dedicated to improving the lives of women and children.

Powerful Inspirations
reveals the sources of Kathy’s strengths and enthusiasm, through insightful lessons that form a life-changing plan for her readers. In sharing her plan, Ireland also tells stories from her life, describing her close-knit family, the work ethic her parents taught her, and the sense of compassion they instilled in her. She offers an intimate portrait of her inner life and her spiritual growth, writing movingly of the support and comfort she has found in the Bible and other Christian teachings. She writes movingly of her failures and the lessons she’s learned while triumphing over them. Kathy’s account of her journey from the beaches of Santa Barbara to the boardroom, from supermodel to successful businesswoman provides readers the inspiration and encouragement to create a rich and rewarding life for themselves.


44 posted on 10/01/2002 6:16:52 AM PDT by RonDog
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To: RonDog
Got some good sign ideas :)

They showed a clip of Babs on the local Fox channel this morning. What a way to start the day....BLECCCHHHHH!!!!
45 posted on 10/01/2002 8:15:57 AM PDT by TheSpottedOwl
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To: RonDog
Thanks Ron. I look forward to it.

D1

46 posted on 10/01/2002 11:19:00 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: DoughtyOne
See also:
VIDEO: The eGray Hooker Rides again! (09/29 Hollywood Resistance Force Freep)
David H Dennis Video Productions ^ | 10/02/2002 | David H Dennis
Posted on 10/01/2002 8:53 PM Pacific by daviddennis

Great Street Theater has to be seen to be believed! And in that spirit, we present a new Freeper video, produced on the hard streets of Hollywood, in front of the Kodak Theater. You can't miss this one, starring RonDog, Mercuria, their loyal allies and the baffled Hollywood masses. (Half of them have barely heard of Gray Davis!)

View the Video! (you will be able to select download speed).

more
Special note to CALIFORNIA FReepers;
The "eGray Hooker" FReeps are going UNDERGROUND!!!
We do not want to tip off the RATs about the particulars of our future adventures, so you need to FReep-mail me for details.

Shhhhh.... :o)

47 posted on 10/02/2002 1:23:26 AM PDT by RonDog
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To: RonDog
My "eGray Hooker" character was inspired by THIS marvelous editorial cartoon...
...which was created by Mike Ramirez:


(political cartoon courtesy of Mike Ramirez, originally published August 20, 2002)
Copyright 2002 Los Angeles Times

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48 posted on 06/18/2005 8:32:50 PM PDT by RonDog
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