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Orlando "Rally for America", Saturday, February 22!
540 WFLA ^ | February 28, 2003 | Jonathan Grubbs

Posted on 02/18/2003 6:16:23 AM PST by jgrubbs

"RALLY FOR AMERICA"

2p-4p Saturday 2/22

Lake Eola, Orlando

Check Back For More Informatin Soon, Listen to 540 WFLA


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Announcements; Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: orlandorally; supportourtroops
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540 WFLA will have printable flyers available on the site in a few hours.
1 posted on 02/18/2003 6:16:23 AM PST by jgrubbs
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To: jgrubbs
See you there. I'll be wearing a Submarine ball cap.
2 posted on 02/18/2003 6:20:51 AM PST by fuente
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To: jgrubbs
Thanks for the heads up.
3 posted on 02/18/2003 6:36:44 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: jgrubbs
Shannon Burke, right?
4 posted on 02/18/2003 6:36:46 AM PST by stainlessbanner
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To: stainlessbanner
God bless America bump
5 posted on 02/18/2003 6:41:16 AM PST by apackof2
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To: stainlessbanner
Yeah, I caught the end of the Shannon Burke show this morning. He is organizing the rally.
6 posted on 02/18/2003 6:43:02 AM PST by jgrubbs
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To: jgrubbs
Where are all those links to the Freeper signs that we can download and print? I want to see Lake Eola packed with red white and blue!!
7 posted on 02/18/2003 6:43:45 AM PST by jgrubbs
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To: jgrubbs; oldglory; Luke FReeman; BigWaveBetty; imhere
Count me in (barring any unforseen developments)!!!
8 posted on 02/18/2003 6:49:16 AM PST by Matchett-PI (Chirac is le neutered poosie meowser mascot of the emasculated Left)
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To: jgrubbs

We FReepers all need to wear something special to identify ourselves as "The Usual Suspects." What sould it be?

Need also to get word out to Big Wave Betty and Like FReeman, Gonzo, Gene, etc.


9 posted on 02/18/2003 7:02:26 AM PST by MindBender26 (.....and for more news as it happens...stay tuned to your local FReeper station....)
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To: Matchett-PI; gonzo; oldglory; Mustang; The Right Stuff; MinuteGal; 3D-JOY; BigWaveBetty
Janice!

Make that a double!

I'm tuning up the Bullhorn, BTTT!

To all of the "keyboard commandos", step away from the keyboard and support our troops!

10 posted on 02/18/2003 7:07:14 AM PST by Luke FReeman (pacifists are parasites of Liberty!)
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To: MindBender26
You can call me Luke, Dave, David,...

See you Saturday...

11 posted on 02/18/2003 7:08:44 AM PST by Luke FReeman (pacifists are parasites of Liberty!)
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To: jgrubbs
Here is an update with more information from 540 WFLA:


RALLY
FOR AMERICA
 
 
LAKE EOLA, ORLANDO
 
SATURDAY 2/22 2P TO 4PM
 
CORNER OF WASHINGTON & ROSALIND
 
MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND
 
FIRST 540 RECEIVE FREE AMERICAN FLAG
 
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS, MUSIC AND MORE
 
BRING FLAGS, DISPLAY THE RED, WHITE & BLUE
 
PARKING AVAILABLE ON CENTRAL AVENUE, ACROSS ORLANDO LIBRARY
ALSO:  CORNER OF WASHINGTON AND MAGNOLIA
FREE CITY LIMO BUS FROM T-D WATERHOUSE PARKING GARAGES
 
FEEL FREE TO BRING COOLER AND FOOD, NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION
LISTEN TO THE SHANNON BURKE SHOW 5:30A-9A
 
 
 
RAIN OR SHINE


12 posted on 02/18/2003 7:17:57 AM PST by jgrubbs
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To: Luke FReeman
..... I'm your father, Luke...

oops, sorry, wrong movie.

How can we all identify ourselves? You, B W Betty, me, Anencourt, we all know each other, but we should all do something so newer FReepeers can find us.
13 posted on 02/18/2003 7:18:51 AM PST by MindBender26 (.....and for more news as it happens...stay tuned to your local FReeper station....)
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To: jgrubbs

Directions for out of towners. Washington and Rosalind is in downtown section section of Orlando. (Take turnpike if necessary to I-4, then I-4 eastbound to downtrown Orlando)

Exit I-4 at Anderson Street - Church Street Station Exit. Anderson is one way eastbound. Proceed approximately 1/4 mile on Anderson to Rosalind, at traffic light. Turn left, northbound on Rosalind approximately 3/4 mile to intersection of Washington and Rosalind. You will pass county buildings (admin, not courthouse) on right, library on left. Intersection is at entrance to Lake Eola Park. Plenty of parking near library and county building.

C U there!


14 posted on 02/18/2003 7:30:10 AM PST by MindBender26 (.....and for more news as it happens...stay tuned to your local FReeper station....)
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To: All
Oh, dang. I'm up in frigid Illinois and won't be back to Florida for a week. Will be with you all in spirit. Have at it, gang, and my best wishes.

Leni

15 posted on 02/18/2003 7:39:07 AM PST by MinuteGal (Escape to FReeper Island on "FReeps Ahoy" cruise. Register today or weep later!)
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To: MindBender26
My sister lives downtown. I'll park there and join y'all.....let me know what we decide to wear. I can't wait to support our President!!!!!!
16 posted on 02/18/2003 7:46:51 AM PST by volchef (Visualize whirrled peas.)
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To: Matchett-PI; jgrubbs; oldglory; Luke FReeman; MindBender26; The Right Stuff
Looking forward to seeing you again Matchett - thanks for the ping!

I'm so glad you all are going. I was afraid I'd have to go by myself since my daughter moved to Louisiana, but no, I can always count on FReepers.

Mindbender, why don't we just make a big sign that says, 'FREEREPUBLIC supports President Bush' so people can find us?

17 posted on 02/18/2003 8:09:05 AM PST by BigWaveBetty
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To: BigWaveBetty; Matchett-PI; jgrubbs; oldglory; Luke FReeman; MindBender26; The Right Stuff
At minimum make sure www.freerepublic.com is on the bottom of your sign. You could even say, "Mindbender - www.freerepublic.com"
18 posted on 02/18/2003 8:13:36 AM PST by RedWing9 (We will vie for Lord Stanley... again!)
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To: BigWaveBetty
Betty, Will have big sign that says "Bill and Hillary can kiss my a... oops, sorry, forgot about my manners.

Sign will say "FReppers Support Our Troops and President Bush" It will have red Day-Glo tape on it. Look for it, ya'all.

19 posted on 02/18/2003 8:15:35 AM PST by MindBender26 (.....and for more news as it happens...stay tuned to your local FReeper station....)
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To: RedWing9
Good idea. Will do!
20 posted on 02/18/2003 8:16:32 AM PST by MindBender26 (.....and for more news as it happens...stay tuned to your local FReeper station....)
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To: MindBender26
Sign will say "FReppers Support Our Troops and President Bush"

Thanks for adding the troops... see that's why you get paid the big bucks. Now, just make sure you spell FReepers correctly. ;-)

22 posted on 02/18/2003 8:38:20 AM PST by BigWaveBetty
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To: freedomworks
Thanks for writing that letter and sending it all over. Thanks for being with our troops at such a difficult time. It made me cry just to read it.
23 posted on 02/18/2003 8:41:47 AM PST by BigWaveBetty
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To: MindBender26; All
Could someone bring a digital camera so we can take pictures? We need to send pictures of support to our troops!

Anti-war Protests Anger U.S. Troops Inside Kuwait

Some see America’s patriotic mood waning.

Campujairi, Kuwait – The peace protesters might as well be marching right under the tank barrels.

U.S. troops amassed in the Kuwaiti desert couldn’t avoid news of anti-war protests that swept the globe over the weekend, and it is making some angry, defensive, fired-up and anxious.

They see scattered news reports of opposition to a possible war against Iraq, but the hardest-hitting bulletins come in phone calls home to worried wives and loved ones, said Sgt. 1st Class Victor Oravec, 41, of Fort Knox, Ky., of the U.S. Army’s 3-7 Cavalry.

“They’re saying, ‘Why are we over here when everyone’s over here saying we shouldn’t be?’” Oravec said.

“They hear it. They bring it up to me, and I squash it by keeping them busy, reminding them why they’re here,” Oravec said, just before leading his tank maintenance unit in an all-night training exercise across the Kuwaiti desert.

Many of the soldiers who might be called to fight against Iraq were too young to remember the emotional protests that marked the end of the Vietnam War. Many had not even been born.

Still, some say they take the anti-war protests personally – questioning the jobs they do and their boss, President Bush.

“They get down,” said Oravec, a veteran of the 1991 war against Iraq. “That’s when I come around, try to get them work to do. That’s the only thing I can think of to keep their minds off home and what their wives are telling them.”

Capt. John Turner, 26, of Colonial Heights, Va., whose father was a med-evac pilot for the Army in Vietnam, said soldiers are not decision-makers and can’t afford to get distracted from their training.

“I’m not in this line of work for political reasons. I didn’t come here to be a politician,” Turner said.

Still, he’s especially angry about opposition at the United Nations from France, a NATO ally.

“How would they feel if it was the Eiffel Tower that got hit into (on Sept. 11)?” he asked.

The troops see a possible war against Iraq as part of the ongoing war on terrorism, as the Bush administration targets alleged weapons of mass destruction that could fall into the hands of terrorists.

Protesters call that an unfounded or unproven claim being used to justify a war to control more of the Middle East’s vast oil reserves.

The “No blood for oil” slogan was used in opposition to the 1991 war, too. But back then, in the war to liberate Kuwait from Iraqi invaders, the protests did not seem as widespread and the troops did not take them so personally, Gulf War veterans said.

“That’s their right to protest as long as they know that’s their opinion, not ours,” said 1st Sgt. Stephen Edgerton, 36, a Gulf War veteran from Blackshear, Ga.

“When you’re younger, you’re a little more eager to go out and pick a fight with somebody,” Edgerton said. “With age, you’re not as quick to jump into things without thinking them out first.”

But for soldiers, he said, the bottom line is simple: “I support my Commander in Chief. That’s my job.”

Pvt. Wesley Carr, 23, of Virginia Beach, Va., said soldiers are the last ones who want to rush into unnecessary wars.

“I can understand why they want to protest, because they don’t want any harm to come to us. But a lot of them don’t understand,” Carr said. “I hope, like everyone else, that it does end peacefully. But if it doesn’t and we have to go to war, we have to think of the safety of the United States and all these people here.”

Privately, some soldiers wonder if the patriotic mood and pro-military spirit in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks has evaporated.

With all its soldiers and high-tech war fighting machines, the U.S. military would not have had all its recent success if the soldiers didn’t get so much support from the public, Edgerton said.

“They don’t have to support what’s happening,” he said, “but at least support the soldiers”

Iraq Update 1st U-2 Mission: Iraq reported the first flight by an American U-2 surveillance plane Monday in support of the U.N. inspection mission, marking another concession by the Baghdad government in hopes of staving off a U.S. –led attack. The flight lasted four hours.

Turkey Delays: Turkey’s prime minister on Monday ruled out a parliamentary vote to allow tens of thousands of U.S. combat troops on its territory until Turkish and U.S. officials agree on the conditions of the deployment.

24 posted on 02/18/2003 8:51:30 AM PST by BigWaveBetty
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To: MindBender26
I'll try to make it too. I'll be alone so I hope I can find the Free Republic sign.
25 posted on 02/18/2003 9:00:29 AM PST by inflorida
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To: inflorida
Heading over from Brevard County.

Fellow FReepers/FReepettes (I'm gonna hear it for that one...) let's set a spot for gathering before the rally!? Any suggestions?
26 posted on 02/18/2003 9:40:26 AM PST by Prov1322 (Tag: Your it!)
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To: Prov1322
It's been so long since I've been to Lk. Eola I'm not familiar with any landmarks. Here's a map. Waiting for suggestions.


27 posted on 02/18/2003 10:09:45 AM PST by BigWaveBetty
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To: RepoGirl
BUMP!
28 posted on 02/18/2003 10:33:02 AM PST by Big Guy and Rusty 99 (Appeasement = death. Can I make it any more clear?)
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To: BigWaveBetty
There's a Panera on the backside of Lake Eola at Robinson and Lake Eola Dr.: 227 North Eola Drive, Orlando, FL 32806, Ph: (407) 481-1060

This is completely on the opposite end of the park from where the bandshell is, but it's a start.

Suggestions encouraged!
30 posted on 02/18/2003 11:24:33 AM PST by Prov1322 (Tag: Your it!)
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To: jgrubbs
I just sent this announcement to LoudCitizen.com the web site that along with FreeRepublic helped us orgainze the pro-Bush rallies of 2000-2001.
31 posted on 02/18/2003 11:28:52 AM PST by jgrubbs
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To: Prov1322
There's a parking garage ($$) at the corner of Magnolia and Robinson and another off Eola near Central blvd. If those two are full try the larger one at Magnolia and South. Be careful where you park - you will get towed if it says "No Parking". Can anyone think of any other places?
32 posted on 02/18/2003 12:51:23 PM PST by Elkiejg
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To: BigWaveBetty
The event is at the bandshell which is on the Rosalind Ave. side of Lake Eola. Basically at Rosalind and Washington St. so maybe somewhere in that vicinity would be a good idea.
33 posted on 02/18/2003 12:57:09 PM PST by inflorida
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To: Luke FReeman; Matchett-PI; PRSOrlando; gonzo; Seeking the truth; BigWaveBetty; jgrubbs; 3D-JOY; ...
Will be there--Will park off Robinson St.-- in a parking lot of office building-

Parked at this lot when I worked on Bill McCollum's campaign!

The Panera is right there on the corner!

Dave---Need one of your great signs!
34 posted on 02/18/2003 2:11:16 PM PST by oldglory
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To: oldglory
This is going to be a great weekend, I already bought my tickets for Gods and Generals opening Friday night, and now I get to go to a "Rally for America" on Saturday.
35 posted on 02/18/2003 2:41:10 PM PST by jgrubbs
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To: Luke FReeman
I should be able to make it too!!

36 posted on 02/18/2003 4:31:35 PM PST by 3D-JOY
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To: MindBender26
Thanks for posting directions. You 'guys' are great! I'm in St. Petersburg and waiting to hear if there will be rally in Tampa. If not, I'll be at Lake Eola and I'll pass the word to people here who worked on 'W' and JEB campaigns.

37 posted on 02/18/2003 4:33:32 PM PST by 4integrity (AJ)
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I'll be there! Look for the big guy in a SAVAGE NATION hat and probably an Orlando Seals hockey jersey since they play later that day.
38 posted on 02/18/2003 4:42:02 PM PST by PRSOrlando
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To: 3D-JOY; oldglory
Looking forward to it!

Florida FReeper FRegards!

39 posted on 02/18/2003 4:44:24 PM PST by Luke FReeman (pacifists are parasites of Liberty!)
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To: 3D-JOY
Have a great time at the rally standing up for America and our troops. Make sure you get in one of the pictures so we can see your smiling face again.
40 posted on 02/18/2003 5:03:25 PM PST by Angelwood (FReepers are Everywhere!)
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To: Luke FReeman
I have one great sign.

Will wear red white and blue clothing.

Will be sitting in stars and stripes chair with my stars and stripes cooler.

Can you miss me? ( maybe you will want to though!)
41 posted on 02/18/2003 5:04:15 PM PST by 3D-JOY
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To: Luke FReeman
I'm looking forward to your report on the rally. Long time no see -- take care and FReep On!
42 posted on 02/18/2003 5:04:19 PM PST by Angelwood (FReepers are Everywhere!)
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To: Angelwood
I'll be thinking of you and your Rally and waiting for the reports too!

Maybe we can be 1/2 as good as you guys!
43 posted on 02/18/2003 5:06:17 PM PST by 3D-JOY
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To: Prov1322
Me too, heading over from Brevard. Have to leave here about noon.

We need a place to meet at the event and a place to gather after 4. Maybe dinner?

Maybe someone local has a suggestion.
44 posted on 02/18/2003 5:10:59 PM PST by 3D-JOY
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To: MinuteGal
Leni,

You will be missed. I'll add another sign in your honor!

JOYCE
45 posted on 02/18/2003 5:12:40 PM PST by 3D-JOY
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To: fuente
See you there. I'll be wearing a Submarine ball cap.

With a screen name Fuente, please bring a few on Saturday!!

46 posted on 02/18/2003 5:57:57 PM PST by Luke FReeman (pacifists are parasites of Liberty!)
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To: oldglory
This is on the other side of the lake/park from Panera Bread and Bill McCollum/Ric Keller's offices. It's over by the bandshell, about 50 meters Southsouthwest of the Bandshell.

C U there!

Spoke with Bud Heddinger today. He is MC too.
47 posted on 02/18/2003 6:02:48 PM PST by MindBender26 (.....and for more news as it happens...stay tuned to your local FReeper station....)
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To: jgrubbs
Can I wear my "Jail to the Chief" shirt that was signed by the lovely Anne Coulter? or are we living in the past on that one???
48 posted on 02/18/2003 6:11:23 PM PST by beaware
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To: 3D-JOY
I'll miss you guys, also, Joy. I've been dying for a good freep and then I had to be out of town! See ya on the next one.

Roll on!

Leni

49 posted on 02/18/2003 6:27:42 PM PST by MinuteGal (Escape to FReeper Island on "FReeps Ahoy" cruise. Register today or weep later!)
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To: PRSOrlando
I'll be there! Look for the big guy in a SAVAGE NATION hat and probably an Orlando Seals hockey jersey since they play later that day.

Guess I'll have to wear a SolarBears T-Shirt ([sniff], still sad over the demise of the league...however, they will always be the reigning Turner Cup Champions!)

I guess we try to find each other out front near the bandshell?

50 posted on 02/18/2003 6:48:42 PM PST by Prov1322 (Have you thanked God again today that George W. Bush is our President?!)
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