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Live Pics from Sacramento DUMP DAVIS Rally
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| October 19, 2002
| restoreourfreedom (Banned Phil) via comwatch
Posted on 10/19/2002 3:03:56 PM PDT by comwatch
Great job RonDog, Saundra, Lager, Impeach Here's just a few candid shots from the rally.
Now lets get out there and register voters and campaign for Bill!
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KEYWORDS: calgov2002; dumpdavis; rally; sacramento
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posted on 10/19/2002 3:03:56 PM PDT
Great pics - thanks for getting out there and protesting.
Gray Davis is a jive turkey. Nail him!!!!
What great props! Way to go CA Freepers!
Good work, California FReepers! Down with Davis!!
posted on 10/19/2002 3:13:32 PM PDT
Was great fun and great to see so many people out there fighting for leadership in California with integrity.
posted on 10/19/2002 3:14:30 PM PDT
The picture of "hooker" Davis (hitchin' up his tights while standing by the truck) is just tooooo precious for words !!
posted on 10/19/2002 3:18:39 PM PDT
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God, I hope these pics are from the very beginning. For all these terrific people to go to so much trouble to 'create a picture' that tells our story,.... and for so few people to turn out, it really says something about the couch-sitting Monday morning quarterbacking attitude in our party. Looking forward to hearing the crowd grew! GREAT job RonDog, Saundra, Debate Chicken et al.
These photos WERE from the very beginning.
Just wait until you see the video ;)
Way to go Patriots!
posted on 10/19/2002 3:31:50 PM PDT
Bump from Florida for another great FReep!! Way to go!
You guys are sooo colorful. And great.
posted on 10/19/2002 3:38:50 PM PDT
Freepers rock !
posted on 10/19/2002 3:52:05 PM PDT
Great photos so far gang!
Mark Williams from KFBK 1530 was there and spoke briefly. That was a nice treat!
To: comwatch; RonDog
You guys are lookin' great!
Who is the pay-for-play cash register guy? That's a good one.
Great Job, Everyone!!
Anyone going to Oxnard tomorrow or close by? I have nothing more then an address and time so far.
|Join Us at one of the Upcoming California FREEPER Events - FReeP GraYouT StateWide Down the 2002 Home Stretch!!!
||...ADDRESS../..Link to Map if available
|Sunday 10/20/2002 - 1 pm
||Thermal / Coachella, CA
||Coachella Valley High School
83-800 Airport Blvd
Coachella [Thermal], CA
Thread on Free Republic with map
|Everyone able to attend is encouraged to arrive at 12 pm.
The UFW Rally Starts at 1 pm.
Bring signs, banners, whatever! Be creative.
FOR SALE signs are HOT!!!
|Sunday 10/20/2002 - 4 pm
||Oxnard Performance Arts Center
800 Hobson Way
|Reconning event for more info.
|Monday 10/21/2002 - 12 pm
Corner of Warner St and Big Chico
|CHICO AREA FREEPERS, HERE YA GO! A RARE OPPORTUNITY to DUMP DAVIS!!!
Gather at NOON!
Bring your "For Sale: Gray Davis!" signs
|Monday 10/21/2002 - 3 pm
||Warfinger Building Next to Small Boat Basin Near Washington and the Bay
|Tuesday 10/22/2002 - 7 pm
||Palo Alto, CA
4219 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
Cross Streets: El Camino Real and Arastradero/Charleston in Palo Alto
|BAY AREA DUMP DAVI$ Rally - Rescheduled Event
GraYouT Davi$ Cancelled this the Last Time because he was BUSTED on the High Speed Rail Pay-Off!
Freepers, Gather at 6:00 pm
Bring your "For Sale: Gray Davis!" Signs - BRING 'EM
||Los Angeles, CA
||Need some Reconning event for more info.
Can a Freeper Chamber of Commerce member check in on location for this? Thanks
Hey, don't be upset about the turnout - remember the DC crew? They did this stuff EVERY WEEKEND for 2 years - and many, many times, there were no crowds to cheer them on.
posted on 10/19/2002 5:15:55 PM PDT
To: comwatch; RonDog; kristinn
I hope somebody sent these to Kristin - he will have a great laugh.
You better look out D.C. Chapter - the OC guys are doing a super job!
posted on 10/19/2002 5:17:58 PM PDT
FReepers for God in California! Praise the Lord! Jesus is laughing!
posted on 10/19/2002 5:18:49 PM PDT
To: comwatch; RonDog; Saundra Duffy; Jim Robinson; CounterCounterCulture
Congratulations on a most excellent Dump Davis Rally, dudes and dudettes! Party on to Nov 5th.
Where is the BIG GROUP picture we posed for in front of the California State "Clearing House" Capitol and the DUMP DAVIS Dump Truck?
To: let freedom sing
Oh yeah - those photos will be great!!! Good crowd today - BEAUTIFUL weather!!! Great signs, banners, costumes (TWO E-Gray Hookers!!! Loved it)
You guys are setting an example of persistence that is needed all around the country this month and the first week of November.
Thanks for getting out there. I hope more follow your lead.
posted on 10/19/2002 5:55:46 PM PDT
To: orangeyman; Mediaqueen
Hey Dude and Dudette-- it was unseasonably warm in the dangerous CA Capital UV-infested and ozone-saturated rays!
AFTER the sunny South steps were renovated, e-Gray Hooker closed the shady West steps for renovation, so the whole building would match-- BECAUSE an angry and demented UNTREATED mentally ill "terrorized-terrorist" truck driver drove his semi-automatic truck INTO the South side of the State Capitol, first-- blasting himself to Smithereens and Kingdom Come.
"Wait people! These photos WERE from the very beginning."
Hey brother... sorry I couln't join your OUTSTANDING "Somebody Save Us from Gray Davis" crew. I can only speculate, with the respectable turnout, the halls of Davisville rang with your chants. We wanted to get some pics up a.s.a.p. because you guys never let us down on the front lines. If sure the good ones will follow when folks get home or back to their hotel rooms.
Good Job all around!!
posted on 10/19/2002 6:55:05 PM PDT
Just for the record, I was not there, thus not entitled to be one of "You guys" in your note: "You guys are setting an example of persistence that is needed all around the country this month and the first week of November."
That said, however, Sacramento was more than adequately represented by time tested, street-wise front line soldiers. And yes, for a long time, setting an example is what confronting evil everywhere is all about. That happened again today in Florida where my heart was. support promised and attention focused. If interested, see http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/772212/posts
posted on 10/19/2002 7:04:52 PM PDT
To: Saundra Duffy
Glad you managed to find a truck.
It looks great!
To: Mediaqueen; comwatch; Impeach98; let freedom sing; Cool Guy; Jim Robinson; RonDog
BUMP from the Northern California eGray hooker
Yes, I did finally ditch the hooker clothing before it got too comfortable ;-)
Comwatch, you sly fox! Thanks for the pictures! For victory & freedom!!!
Actually, there was a pretty good turnout. People just spread out and looked thin. RonDog pulled everyone together and we were surprised that we had a pretty good crowd. Yahoo! Mark Williams, KFBK AM 1530 showed up and said a few words, firing up the crowd. I feel very good about the event but am I ever pooped tonight. Thanks to all who turned up. For victory & freedom!!!
You GO guys! Fantastic professional job!
You guys look as professional as the D.C. FReepers and I am totally impressed.
To: CounterCounterCulture; RonDog
Who looked better...you or RonDog?
posted on 10/19/2002 8:59:16 PM PDT
posted on 10/19/2002 9:10:55 PM PDT
To: feinswinesuksass; Mercuria
Uhhhhh, no comment. :-)
BTW, got to see you at one of the rallies when daviddennis showed us the videotape of the recent SoCal Freeps. You and Merc looked faaaaaabulouuuuus! :-)
Just name-dropped ya...
Thanks for all your hard work and great videotape.
It looks too clean to be a real Dump Truck!
It Has no character!
It looks too clean to be a real Dump Truck!
"It's a rental," he said contemptuously.
I'M the character around here, I'll have you no. My pour-truck pails by comparison (although Homer (the truck) is pretty cool). Today I used him as a crane, hauling 150# rocks up an' out of a sixty foot deep ditch with a rope over a tree crotch. Worked great. More rocks tomorrow. God willing, that ditch will be ready for the big concrete pour, hopefully by mid-week. Time's a'running out and the rains are a'comin.
It doesn't have four-wheel-drive either.
Was that YOU???? ROTFL!
LOL! You are a character!
These Freeper Events look like so much fun. I have myself wired up with two new classes and have very little time to do the Fun stuff!
You couldn't get more people than that to show up? O ye of little faith!
Judging by these photos it looks like the California GOP has a defeatist attitude!
You guys need to get to work there in Sacramento.
We bust our buns to get some quick pix posted online after a LONG day of FReeping - during an INTENSE series of back-to-back-to-back-to-back FReeps over the last several weeks and months - and already you're bitching about what we are and are NOT doing here - based on EXTREMELY limited information. :o)
FYI, from a little LATER in the FReep:
If you'll notice the shot of me ("eGray Hooker #1") posted earlier on this thread - in front of the dump truck - I was just getting dressed (!) I would therefore estimate that most of these images posted at the top of this thread were taken between 12:45 and 1:15 pm - for a rally scheduled for from 1 pm to 3 pm.
1 - There was a HUGE crowd - somewhat later - which we captured MASTERFULLY on video (primarily)
Video FReep reports are MUCH more powerful, but they require several DAYS to process and edit, and therefore do not give the "instant gratification" of still pictures - so you will have to trust us for a little while that this FReep was an AMAZING success,
2 - MANY of the local northern California Simon supporters were out walking precincts and manning telephones - as a part of the VITALLY important "Get Out The Vote" efforts - and as a result were therefore NOT at our rally,
3 - The vast expanse of the courtyard in fron of the South Steps would dwarf a crowd of a THOUSAND!
Note that the "little, tiny" FIRE Gray Davis barely visible in the distance shot upon which you are "judging" - for example - was ten feet wide and mounted ten feet off the ground.
4 - For MOST of this rather hot California afternoon, the bulk of the crowd was off in the shade on either side if the courtyard - out of range of any camera images centered on the podium,
5 - At least a dozen MORE FReepers were at the opposite end of the courtyard, intimidating the four union thugs that vainly attempted a COUNTER-protest...
I do, however, have a suggestion.
Since WE are so busy out there FReeping - all OVER California, day after day after day - so much so that after a while one event blurs into the next, and we do not have time to adequately chronicle our many adventures in anti-Davis, pro-Simon "street theater" here...
...why don't YOU get off your scrawny butt and fly out here from wherever you are, and fulfill the role of our "Simon FReep" historian.
We certainly could use an extra pair of hands out here in the streets - much more than we could use a back-seat-driving Monday-morning-quarterbacking thumb-sucking whiner trying to second guess the depth of our passion.
And I mean that in the NICEST possible way. :O)
posted on 10/20/2002 12:32:55 AM PDT
BTW, restoreourfreedom (Banned Phil) via comwatch
, THANK YOU for these EXCELLENT (if somewhat pre
As noted above, the BULK of our images from this FReep are VIDEO-based, and will take some time to process, edit and post here.
BTW, I look forward to the day that we can repair the breach which (TEMPORARILY) separates us - as we have MUCH MORE in common that brings us together, than that which keeps us apart, IMHO. :o)
posted on 10/20/2002 12:39:56 AM PDT
Well, first of all, no matter the politics, we'll always find a way to support our friends... it may or may not be on Free Republic in the future, time will tell. Still, that's been my humble calling for the past two days. Starting at 4 or 5 a.m. for our folks in Florida I'm doing my small part by bugging the local media to cover them. There are more professional folks with the Convoy taking care of that, but you'd be surprised how grateful assignment editors are when we in California take the time to call.
About the Pre-Rally photos:
Your observation is correct - The timestamps are as follows:
Your Impromptu Dump Truck Dressing Room shot taken Yesterday, October 19, 2002, 12:49:34 PM
The Capitol long shot taken Yesterday, October 19, 2002, 1:52:42 PM (Love those computer timestamps)
I think the CHP OCaPS Control room enjoyed the rally too... they will never admit it however... but you had more cameras on you than you'll ever know. :-) Someone else wrote about the remodeling of the South Entrance and reason why. I was on scene that night, before the grounds were locked down. It was a disturbing sight, not unlike the Unibomber crime scene I covered live on the internet from the hood of the sector sergeant's cruiser. Your Capitol city has seen many horrific events in the past few years and seldom has the mainstream media told the whole story or dug into the real facts. We have... if I survive Sacto, the book will read more like science fiction... but then again... Gray Davis is Governor ain't he!! For a few more weeks, that is!
posted on 10/20/2002 2:43:09 AM PDT
To: comwatch; RonDog; Saundra Duffy; All
Beautiful, fantastic job, all of you! Thank you and Go, Simon!
re # 45:Man that is awesome, I'm so proud of you guys, I can see that even the MAN showed up! (JR)
If I can get my broken old bod to cooperate I am gonna show up at the Thermal Freep today for a few minutes anyway. I know you are probably too pooped to make it but I will be able to shake hands with some of the other Freepers.
posted on 10/20/2002 6:06:24 AM PDT
To: Howie; RonDog
Well, RonDog and I probably are too pooped to make it, but we'll be there
Thank heaven for 7-11 coffee!
The drive to Sacramento wasn't really that bad. I-5, once you get out of Los Angeles, is really smooth, and the drivers seem to improve as you leave the big city.
The Capitol looked very nice, and with all the renovations going on outside, it's really ready for some new blood INSIDE!
Boy, I really want one of those three-eyed fish costumes!
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