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UPDATE: PATRIOTS RALLY FOR AMERICA II, OCTOBER 26 IN WASHINGTON, D.C. (C-SPAN?)
D.C. Chapter ^ | Tuesday, October 22, 2002 | Kristinn

Posted on 10/22/2002 6:05:22 PM PDT by kristinn

A one line mention in Monday's Washington Post has led to an inquiry from C-SPAN about their covering this Saturday's Patriots Rally for America at the Washington Monument, at the corner of 17th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

They plan on covering the so-called anti-war rally being held the same day in D.C. and wish to cover our rally as balance.

Also, C-SPAN will be having a roundtable discussion on the Iraq situation and asked us to suggest some college student leaders to participate in a Washington Journal segment for Saturday.

I'll be calling C-SPAN Thursday with our schedule for the rally and I suppose they'll decide then whether they'll cover it. They definitely seem interested, though.

Our speaker line-up is taking shape, we should be ready to announce at least a partial one tomorrow night. Just like last April's Patriots Rally, it's coming together the week of the event.

As for financing, we're about halfway to meeting the budget of $4,000 for the stage, sound, porta-pottys and incidentals. Members of the D.C. Chapter are financing the Patriots Rally, but we could use some help.

If you would like to help, please click this link.

If you would like to publicize the Patriots Rally, you can download this flyer created by rabidralph which features Registered's rally logo and distribute copies in your area.

The D.C. Chapter was planning for the Patriots Rally to be a local pro-America, support our troops and anti-Saddam Hussein gathering to counter the national so-called anti-war rally being held by the usual collection of America-hating communists, leftists and anarchists.

We've made contacts with local College Republican groups at some of the local campuses and they are helping to get the word out.

We're not going to come anywhere near the numbers of the leftists, but we'll have a decent crowd. We'd love to have you come out and stand up for America with us.

Please bring American and Gadsden flags, signs supporting America and our troops and as many friends and family members as you can.

The weather forecast is for mostly sunny skies with temperatures in the 50s to low 60s.

As always, the D.C. Chapter's rules for demonstrating will be in effect. Briefly, they are: No violence, no racism, no profanity, no threats, no provocations, obey the law and treat all law enforcement officers with respect.

When: Saturday, October 26, 2002 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., rain or shine.

Where: The Washington Monument at the corner of 17th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW.


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EAGLES UP!!!
1 posted on 10/22/2002 6:05:23 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: Dave Dilegge; leadpenny; sauropod; Doctor Raoul; The Glaswegian; ELS; Marylander; TBP; ...
D.C. Chapter ping!
2 posted on 10/22/2002 6:09:59 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn
BTTT
3 posted on 10/22/2002 6:12:06 PM PDT by ppaul
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To: ppaul
Thanks. Three days to go....
4 posted on 10/22/2002 6:14:00 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn
BTTT - we are ready!
5 posted on 10/22/2002 6:25:24 PM PDT by VaMarVet
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To: kristinn
BUMP!!!!
6 posted on 10/22/2002 6:27:52 PM PDT by FreeTheHostages
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To: kristinn
I have postered and postered away in the Dupont Circle area. We shall see what good it does. I took the eagle graphic and got some color copies today. I'm online now doing more emailing to college republicans. (I would like to add that I am currently behaving.) Do you want me to look up who commented on our last thread and ping them to this one?
8 posted on 10/22/2002 6:34:31 PM PDT by FreeTheHostages
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To: kristinn
Hi, kristinn,

Does this smell like the usual C-SPAN "balance" that they will broadcast the anti-American rally in full, twice, and use just excerpts from ours at some weird hour of the day (not live)? I know you cannot get an honest commitment from them, but do you have any clue whether they might actually take a crack at real "balance" this time?

C-SPAN does have two (count 'em, 2) channels that are not being used right now, Congress being out of session and whatall. They could broadcast both rallies, live.

Also, if you need a debater in any context who can make the anti-Americans wish they were never born, I volunteer for the task. It's a filthy job, but somebody's got to do it.

Congressman Billybob

This column is based on the fine work by FReepers in a thread on FR. Click for "Ballistics and Bullsh*t"

Click for "Til Death Do Us Part."

Click for "to Restore Trust in America"

9 posted on 10/22/2002 6:45:17 PM PDT by Congressman Billybob
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To: Dave Dilegge
Bump!
10 posted on 10/22/2002 6:47:17 PM PDT by AGreatPer
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To: Congressman Billybob
"They could broadcast both rallies, live."

You got that right, but they won't. It's a Brian Lamb thing, ya know.

11 posted on 10/22/2002 6:54:36 PM PDT by AGreatPer
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To: Congressman Billybob
They contacted me yesterday. I spoke with an assistant producer today. The ANSWER rally is the main event, so they should get live coverage. I'd be happy with a tape-delayed broadcast of our lil' ol' rally.

I need to call them with a rally program on Thursday so they can plan accordingly. We should have three solid hours, if not four, of speeches, songs and cheers they can broadcast. Our stage managers will just have some extra pressure on them to keep things snappy and on schedule.

13 posted on 10/22/2002 7:05:09 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn; KLT; bluesagewoman; MrConfettiMan; LocDoc; Patriot; mhking; MeeknMing; spaceman spiff; ...
Ping! Check out this new thread on the Patriots Rally - speaker list is being finalized and CSpan may cover it. Feel free to turn your ping lists loose on this thread. Let's get a huge turnout for Saturday's rally in DC!
14 posted on 10/22/2002 7:09:07 PM PDT by FreeTheHostages
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To: kristinn
Let's Roll!
15 posted on 10/22/2002 7:12:49 PM PDT by Taxman
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To: strauss2006
I disagree. That's why I'll be there on Saturday.
16 posted on 10/22/2002 7:12:58 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: Taxman
You got it, brother!
17 posted on 10/22/2002 7:13:48 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn
You know, one of the *fascinating* things about news coverage of the anti-war protestors is this:

When I actually see these guys, they are totally anti-American. They're saying America is a bad and evil country in so many words, they're espousing socialism, etc.

But on the news media, they get these rare cleaned-up people who complain that conservatives dare to call them anti-American just because they have a few policy concerns. Those talking heads do *not* reflect the mass of people who show up, who say they are and hold signs indicating that they are not just people who disagree with Bush but overwhelmingly *are* anti-American.

So sure C-SPAN will give the leftists more time. But the neat thing is that on the C-SPAN rally coverage of them, unlike the Washington Post and everywhere else, you actually get to hear how anti-American they really are. None of this moderate spin.

That's why I'm not afraid of C-SPAN coverage of them. It's the only truth that comes out about them in the mainstream media, so far as I can see.
18 posted on 10/22/2002 7:19:40 PM PDT by FreeTheHostages
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To: kristinn
Count me in! My Gadsden flag and Kentucky State flag just arrived via UPS today. I love it when a plan comes together.

Now, I just need to find my Target shirt:^)
19 posted on 10/22/2002 7:26:21 PM PDT by Fred Mertz
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To: Mudboy Slim
T minus 4 and counting!
20 posted on 10/22/2002 7:54:49 PM PDT by FreeTheHostages
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To: zip; bretmilk; Dogrobber; Prov3456
Hey guys! Keep an eye out on this Rally. They always have interesting times. Additionally, take notes on signs and strategy. We may need to steal some ideas!

Good Luck to you guys in DC. Have fun and be careful.

22 posted on 10/22/2002 7:59:08 PM PDT by bluesagewoman
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To: Fred Mertz
Great! I hope you have flag poles, LOL.
23 posted on 10/22/2002 8:13:42 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: FreeTheHostages
I agree. It's very entertaining--and self-defeating for them. However, there's always a new crop of college kids every year they prey upon that turn out for these things.
24 posted on 10/22/2002 9:23:28 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn
Also, C-SPAN will be having a roundtable discussion on the Iraq situation and asked us to suggest some college student leaders to participate in a Washington Journal segment for Saturday.

We have a few in our chapter who would be excellent. I would recommend contacting Young americans for Freedom for more of them. They are at www.yaf.com.

25 posted on 10/22/2002 10:32:40 PM PDT by TBP
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To: FreeTheHostages
FTH, good work. When you're finished emailing CRs, you might want to visit http://www.yaf.com and check the email links. We can reach Young Americans for Freedom as well.
26 posted on 10/22/2002 10:35:05 PM PDT by TBP
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To: kristinn
I'll help contact the media. At the very least, the guy from the Times who stood mostly among our members on the 29th should be informed. Did anyone get his name?

We can contact the Post, Fox News, the networks, the NY Times, AP, UPI, etc. At least they won't be able to say they didn't know.
27 posted on 10/22/2002 10:38:16 PM PDT by TBP
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To: kristinn
I have just now sent an email to national YAF, to DC YAF, to Maryland YAF, and to Virginia YAF. Now I am going to bed. It's LATE!

Will our friends from TRT be working with us on this one?
28 posted on 10/22/2002 10:48:57 PM PDT by TBP
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To: Fred Mertz
Just go to your local Target store and ask them if you can buy a bunch of their biggest merchandise bags. You can pass them out to all of us at the rally. We can put them on for a group shot (groan), and they can do double duty in case it rains. But it ain't gonna rain on us'ns.
29 posted on 10/22/2002 11:51:52 PM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: kristinn; FreeTheHostages; Dave Dilegge; Angelwood; basil; BufordP; Doctor Raoul; leadpenny; ...
I just got in from a late-night work run and had to post this... I saw an albino deer on Foxhall Road down by Reservoir Rd. I don't know any folklore about albino deer, but it has to be a good omen. If it's not, don't anybody say one word about it! Please leave me to gaze through my rose-colored glasses just this once.
30 posted on 10/22/2002 11:59:50 PM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: tgslTakoma
Was it a fat one? Doing a lot of armpit sweating?
Mumbling, "They told me to get out of Cheney's house?"

Thought so. It's just the ghost of algore roaming the area.

31 posted on 10/23/2002 12:26:50 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: kristinn; sauropod; Grampa Dave; tgslTakoma; staytrue; Angelwood; George Frm Br00klyn Park; ...
Will be there with bells on.....CSPAN....let's see the kind of coverage they give us...

Regards From The Socialist Republic Of NY,

Karen AKA KLT

32 posted on 10/23/2002 5:22:46 AM PDT by KLT
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To: FreeTheHostages
Way to go! Thanks for all your hard work.
33 posted on 10/23/2002 5:41:16 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine's brother
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To: kristinn; abner; AGreatPer; Angelwood; AntiTyrant; bmwcyle; BrucefromMtVernon; BufordP; ...
I wish I could make this one, but it's Jay Wolfe crunch time here in the Mountain State. Listen all - PLEASE WEAR FLAK JACKETS and KEEP AN EYE ON WOODED AREAS!!!

I'm seriously praying for y'all's safety. I'm also praying for my sister's family in Alexandria (baby niece and 2-yr old nephew). They are now having all of their food home-delivered.

PS: If any of you are free on election day, PLEASE CONSIDER travelling to West Virginia to "FREEP" voters outside the legal 300 foot radius of polling places on behalf of our senate candidate, JAY WOLFE! Jefferson and Berkeley counties are less than two hours drive from DC. We're doing SIGN WAVING to rally the multitude of "independent" registered 'No Party' voters. We'll have pick-up trucks at each location to form elevated platforms and mark our spots. Should be LOTS of FUN!! And, we expect, Effective!!

Please Freepmail me if you can attend. WE NEED YOU! Thanks. - Jeff

34 posted on 10/23/2002 5:44:45 AM PDT by RFP
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To: kristinn
Ping received. 'Pod
35 posted on 10/23/2002 6:03:09 AM PDT by sauropod
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To: NormsRevenge
NormsRevenge, please update your table, which btw is awesome, with the information about the Chicago Pre-Rally here.

Thanks.

36 posted on 10/23/2002 6:06:11 AM PDT by RedWing9
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To: kristinn; kdf1; AMERIKA; Lancey Howard; MudPuppy; SMEDLEYBUTLER; opbuzz; Snow Bunny; gitmogrunt; ...
I heard on the news last night, the SUPPORT THE TERRORIST RALLY Saturday is supposed to be the biggest rally for 'peace' in DC since the Vietnam war.
37 posted on 10/23/2002 6:07:20 AM PDT by RaceBannon
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To: bluesagewoman
I'll be watching. They really rock.
38 posted on 10/23/2002 6:20:05 AM PDT by zip
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To: RedWing9; All
No Problem! Hopefully, You will see it there by lunch. Any edits, changes, let me know. Good Luck! ;-)

Any other FReePers wanting events blasted, shoot me the info! The next 2 weeks may be the weeks that Save Our Way of Life. Sounds Pretty serious, Huh?

It IS!!!

Turn-Out. We Need It at Rallies and at the Polls. Volunteer to drive elderly to the polls. Register new voters. Go Team!!! GOTV
39 posted on 10/23/2002 7:43:46 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: kristinn
To All:

I plan on being the rally, and am in the process of making some placards to hold, but I'm looking for something catchy to offset the Anti-America rally...any suggestions?????
40 posted on 10/23/2002 8:00:25 AM PDT by kregger
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To: kristinn
SC chapter bump for dixie LIBERTY!

free the south,sw

41 posted on 10/23/2002 8:03:57 AM PDT by stand watie
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To: tgslTakoma
when i was stationed at Ft Pickett in Blackstone VA in the 80s we had white deer,brown deer, cream coloured deer, white deer with brown spots, brown deer with white spots/patches, cream cloured deer with white blazed faces & ONE very large BUCK who was nearly solid white with a LARGE chocolate-brown blaze down his face.

the 1st time i saw him was about 2AM and i thought "you must be dreaming" and/or "boy, you MUST be DRUNK!" (i was NOT drinking at the time.)!

VA TECH had a biologist who visited us and wanted to see the "wierd deer i heard about" (insert un-believing laughter here); we showed him the big buck and what he said was NOT PRINTABLE! but he DID take LOTS of pictures!

thought you might find that interesting.

free dixie,sw

42 posted on 10/23/2002 8:13:26 AM PDT by stand watie
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To: KLT; ELS; japaneseghost
bump!

free dixie NOW,sw

44 posted on 10/23/2002 8:49:40 AM PDT by stand watie
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To: FreeTheHostages
Rally Of The Patriots...Bump !!

The RATS Are In Disarray...Eradicate The Rodents !!

Fire Democrats, Hire Republicans !!

GWB Is The Man !!

Snuff Saddam, NOW !!

Death To all Tyrant's !!

The Second Amendment...
America's Original Homeland Security !!

Freedom Is Worth Fighting For !!

Let's Roll !!

Molon Labe !!

45 posted on 10/23/2002 8:55:29 AM PDT by blackie
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Hi kregger. I've had this one that really irks 'em : ) -

HEY PEACENIKS!

AN AMERICAN SOLDIER
SAVED YOUR WHINEY HINEY TODAY!

46 posted on 10/23/2002 9:19:54 AM PDT by American Preservative
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To: FreeTheHostages; *San FRancisco; GodBlessAmerica; Cool Guy; CounterCounterCulture; deeel-me-in; ...
FreeTheHostages, thanks for the bump and link on the West Coast Rally thread!

Lots of good information here - PING! : )

Have a GREAT FReep! : )

47 posted on 10/23/2002 9:37:12 AM PDT by American Preservative
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To: KLT
Bump!
48 posted on 10/23/2002 9:55:26 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Alamo-Girl
dixie LIBERTY bump!
49 posted on 10/23/2002 10:11:24 AM PDT by stand watie
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To: stand watie
volley bump!
50 posted on 10/23/2002 10:19:48 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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