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***50,000 PRESENT AT LOS ANGELES "SUPPORT OUR TROOPS" RALLY***
LA CHAPTER | 3/2/03 | Diotima

Posted on 03/02/2003 6:19:03 PM PST by diotima

The Free Republic Chapter of Los Angeles (also known as The Hollywood Resistance Force) along with a coalition of other conservative organizations held a "Support Our Troops" rally in Los Angeles this afternoon.

The LA Chapter of FR with the Liberty Belles, FitAimAct, College Republicans and BOND met early this morning downtown for our rally, listened to great speeches from the likes of Ted Hayes, of FITAIMACT and Dome Village, Jesse Lee Peterson of BOND, Joe Lauria of the Liberty Belles and FR's own RON DOG.

After the speeches were given we began our march around downtown. A large group of people carring giant American Flags, Bush/Cheney signs, Support Our Troops signs, and the compulsory "France Should Be Ashamed" signs, desended upon the LA MARATHON. As we marched we chanted "Liberate Iraq!" and other marching slogans.

****WE ACTUALLY MARCHED IN THE MARATHON ALMOST TO THE FINISH LINE**** We heard cries of support, thumbs up and many thanks from the LA Police force! (One of them leaned over and said to the person marching next to me 'I am so gald to see you guys here!') When we finished our march, we had interviews with KABC, channel 7 (we have already been on TV) and several other media outlets, I couldn't keep them all straight. If anyone else knows please post them.

When we were finished, marched back along the streets to horns honking and thumbs and returned to our original location.

I'll let eveyone else who was there come in and post their comments. Today's rally was a great success and ai think the key was joining up with other organizations in the area to combine forces and make an impact.

Thanks to the hard work by everyone involved!! Thanks Everyone!


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Breaking News; US: California
KEYWORDS: antiantiwarrally; frn; march2report; supportourtroops; supportthetroops
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1 posted on 03/02/2003 6:19:03 PM PST by diotima
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To: All
Pictures coming.....
2 posted on 03/02/2003 6:19:24 PM PST by diotima (GO ON THE FREEPER CRUISE!)
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To: diotima
Kudos

BTT!!!!
3 posted on 03/02/2003 6:20:30 PM PST by Neets
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To: diotima
MAJOR Congrats LA FReepers! Well done!

Prairie
4 posted on 03/02/2003 6:20:49 PM PST by prairiebreeze (One, two, three, dip, two, three. No Blixie, we've decided we don't want to dance with you anymore!)
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To: diotima
Are you serious about that 50K number, dio?

In any case, good show!
5 posted on 03/02/2003 6:21:11 PM PST by Seeking the truth (I'm going on the FRN Cruise - How about you? - Details at www.Freerepublic.net)
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To: diotima
That's excellent Diotima. Kudos to RonDog who worked his posterior off on this. I'm looking forward to the pictures and further reports.
6 posted on 03/02/2003 6:21:36 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Freeper Caribbean Cruise May 31-June 7, Staterooms As Low As $510 Per Person For Entire Week!)
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To: diotima
Wonderful!!!

Thank goodness the fine citizens of this land are showing support for the President, our nation, and most importantly, our troops!
7 posted on 03/02/2003 6:21:54 PM PST by AmericanBabe
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To: diotima
Great going. Good for the good guys.
8 posted on 03/02/2003 6:22:07 PM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: diotima
Congratulations!!!!
9 posted on 03/02/2003 6:22:39 PM PST by livius
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To: diotima
Bravo! BTTT
10 posted on 03/02/2003 6:22:42 PM PST by Roscoe
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To: diotima
That's strange. I didn't see anything about it on the national news. There must have been 5 stoned liberals protesting against the war that they had to cover instead.
11 posted on 03/02/2003 6:23:49 PM PST by Bubba_Leroy
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To: Seeking the truth
I think the 50,000 number includes the runners in the marathon.
12 posted on 03/02/2003 6:24:24 PM PST by halfdome
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To: diotima
Congratulations, we had 10K in Cleveland with a wind chill of -10

Congrats again.

13 posted on 03/02/2003 6:24:38 PM PST by NeoCaveman (Rally for America, March 2, Nautica in the Flats, Cleveland Ohio -- huge success)
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To: Bob J; HangFire; Lady Jenn; RonDog; DoughtyOne; daviddennis; NewDestiny; AnnaZ; incindiary; ...
Ping!
14 posted on 03/02/2003 6:25:11 PM PST by diotima (GO ON THE FREEPER CRUISE!)
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To: Roscoe
It's growing. The movement.
15 posted on 03/02/2003 6:25:13 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Easy to UNDERRATE N.Korea: Idiotic leader, starving people. BUT DON'T! They could attack in a flash.)
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To: Seeking the truth
Wait til you see the photos.
16 posted on 03/02/2003 6:25:49 PM PST by diotima (GO ON THE FREEPER CRUISE!)
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To: Bubba_Leroy
If they, the press, treat those West Coast Freepers anything like they treated the nearly 100,000 to 300,000 that turned out Saturday in Seoul for Uncle Sam, there will be only a trickle of news coverag on this rally. Begrudging and slanted at that.
17 posted on 03/02/2003 6:26:50 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Easy to UNDERRATE N.Korea: Idiotic leader, starving people. BUT DON'T! They could attack in a flash.)
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To: Neets
Thanks. The best part was marching IN the MARATHON.

I almost forgot I was in LA, there was so much applause for all the flags and signs.
18 posted on 03/02/2003 6:27:04 PM PST by diotima (GO ON THE FREEPER CRUISE!)
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To: diotima
Freepers rock !
19 posted on 03/02/2003 6:27:09 PM PST by ChadGore (Going to war without the French is like going hunting without an accordian)
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To: diotima; dix; humblegunner; antivenom; bobbyd; eastforker; Flyer; Humidston; iamright; olliemb; ...
50,000!!!!!!

WOW!!!!

Great job to all!!!!

Eaker

20 posted on 03/02/2003 6:27:33 PM PST by Eaker (64,999,987 firearm owners killed no one yesterday. Somehow, it didn't make the news.)
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To: diotima
bump
21 posted on 03/02/2003 6:28:52 PM PST by drq
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To: diotima
WOW!!! Right in the belly of the beast. Beating the leftist-socialists at their own game. Way to GO!!!!!
22 posted on 03/02/2003 6:28:53 PM PST by meyer
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To: diotima
Atta Girl, diotima! ...and, Thank You!!! to one and all.
23 posted on 03/02/2003 6:29:08 PM PST by Diver Dave
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To: diotima
In California?

Outstanding, woman!
24 posted on 03/02/2003 6:29:29 PM PST by Howlin (He can't stop his leg...)
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To: diotima
Out Freeping Standing Diotima!

Absolutely amazing numbers!

Regards,

TS

25 posted on 03/02/2003 6:29:34 PM PST by The Shrew
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To: diotima
FIFTY THOUSAND!!!!!

DEEP BOW and total KUDOS to all you CA FReepers, et al!!!
26 posted on 03/02/2003 6:30:05 PM PST by Humidston (Do not remove this tag under penalty of law)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
I think the press doesn't really want to portray the image that 70% of the population SUPPORTS the effort to stop the madman in Iraq. The only people who get "assisted" by the press are the jack a$$es in Hollywierd who mindlessly spout off their bubblegum foreign policy mumbo jumbo.
27 posted on 03/02/2003 6:30:28 PM PST by diotima (GO ON THE FREEPER CRUISE!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Saddam's apologists seem to be fading.
28 posted on 03/02/2003 6:30:43 PM PST by Roscoe
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To: AmericanInTokyo
It's growing. The movement.

Yes, it is. The "silent majority" isn't wanting to be silent any more. I'm very impressed. I wish I hadn't had to work this weekend.

29 posted on 03/02/2003 6:30:52 PM PST by meyer
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To: AmericanInTokyo; diotima
The movement isn't "growing", LOL. It's always been here, and BIG.......just waiting for the opportunities now provided by our patriotic activists to burst forth on the streets and sidewalks all over the country.

Way to go, Diotima, and LA area freepers!

Leni

30 posted on 03/02/2003 6:31:52 PM PST by MinuteGal (THIS JUST IN ! Astonishing fare reduction for FReeps Ahoy Cruise! Check it out, pronto!)
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To: diotima; Mudboy Slim; tgslTakoma; Angelwood; Bigg Red; Ligeia; sneakers; BillF; chicagolady; ...
Complete and total BUMP!!! This is FANTASTIC!!! Let's bump this thread!!!!

I just KNEW Los Angeles would be big. You could hear about it everywhere.
31 posted on 03/02/2003 6:32:31 PM PST by FreeTheHostages
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To: MinuteGal
picky. picky. picky. :-)
32 posted on 03/02/2003 6:34:26 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Easy to UNDERRATE N.Korea: Idiotic leader, starving people. BUT DON'T! They could attack in a flash.)
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To: diotima
****WE ACTUALLY MARCHED IN THE MARATHON ALMOST TO THE FINISH LINE****

David Horowitz would be so proud of you in your application of the "Art of Political War". I am impressed with the planning!

Great Job!

Regards,

TS

33 posted on 03/02/2003 6:34:43 PM PST by The Shrew
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To: Interesting Times; Deb
You guys have to read about this one!

Regards,

TS

34 posted on 03/02/2003 6:35:56 PM PST by The Shrew
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To: The Shrew
Bump.
35 posted on 03/02/2003 6:37:04 PM PST by JusPasenThru (Bork, Thomas, Estrada...has the Left no shame?)
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To: Roscoe
"Saddam's apologists seem to be fading."

Getting as rare as British Human Shields.

LOL. Was there ever any doubt otherwise? :-)

36 posted on 03/02/2003 6:37:41 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Easy to UNDERRATE N.Korea: Idiotic leader, starving people. BUT DON'T! They could attack in a flash.)
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To: Eaker
I bet the press will report 500,000.(NOT!)
37 posted on 03/02/2003 6:38:30 PM PST by oyez (Is this a geat country.....or what?)
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To: bkwells
ping
38 posted on 03/02/2003 6:38:46 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Pray for our Troops)
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To: diotima; oldglory; Luke FReeman
Wow! What a rally! Way to go --- can't wait to see the pictures!

Florida FReepers salute you!
39 posted on 03/02/2003 6:41:50 PM PST by Matchett-PI (The ball is in Saddam's court. The decision is his. It will be a shame if he chooses war.)
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To: diotima
WOW!! Congrats! Well done - and in LA no less! If we need to make a statement anywhere - it's there!
40 posted on 03/02/2003 6:42:03 PM PST by sneakers
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To: Joy Angela; Matt Drudge; Carl/NewsMax; kristinn; DoughtyOne; RonDog; doug from upland; Mercuria; ...
NEVER FORGET

...What great TV Media Coverage for today's Support BUSH/Troops Rally starting with KABC-TV's Channel 7 News at 5pm PT.

...KTTV-TV Channel 11 -&- KCOP-TV Channel 13 covered us as well with their news broadcasts airing at 10 and 11pm PT respectively tonight.

...So glad my 1st Cav Yellow Jacket and .."WE WERE SOLDIERS".. Cap showed up as part of our Support for BUSH's bringing Democracy to the entire Midde East. FITS all in GOD's Plan..?

...TED HAYES' Dome Village for the Homeless Rally Staging Area is outta sight ...as is he.

...Lot's of Print Media Photographers and Reporters were there as well, including a very bright young Reporter from the USC Newspaper.

...T'was just great having our Youth there to hear our Message in -Time of War-.


Signed:..ALOHA RONNIE Guyer / Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 / http://www.LZXRay.com

NEVER FORGET
41 posted on 03/02/2003 6:42:50 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRay.com)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Getting as rare as British Human Shields.

The quivering quislings.

42 posted on 03/02/2003 6:42:55 PM PST by Roscoe
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To: diotima; All
Fifty thousand in LA! I would be impressed with two thousand! Great work, LA Freepers. You made my day! Time for the silent, ignored majority to stand up and be noticed.
43 posted on 03/02/2003 6:43:26 PM PST by Faith
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To: diotima
Bttt.

5.56mm

44 posted on 03/02/2003 6:45:52 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: diotima; 007Dawg; 11B3; 123easy; 1911A1; 7mmMag@LeftCoast; A44MAGNUT; Acrobat; Adam-ondi-Ahman; ...
Washington State Ping List

This is all known Washington State Freepers and interested parties as of 1/03/03
Less those who opted out
If you want on or off this ping list Freepmail me.

45 posted on 03/02/2003 6:50:58 PM PST by CyberCowboy777 (In those days... Every man did that which was right in his own eyes.)
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To: diotima
Salute to you and all patriots in attendance!

(Bet you guys didn't have a patriotic snowman like we had in DC. Oh well, you can try that next time you have snow in LA . . .about 50 years?)

Great job!
46 posted on 03/02/2003 6:55:19 PM PST by BillF
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To: diotima; Bob J; RonDog; DoughtyOne
Today's rally was a great success and ai think the key was joining up with other organizations in the area to combine forces and make an impact.

This just can't be stated enough!

Great Job!

TS

47 posted on 03/02/2003 6:57:54 PM PST by The Shrew
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To: diotima
Along with about 15,000 bikers, this FReeper finished the bike tour portion of the LA Marathon in 87 minutes on 4 wheel inline skates. There were about 10 skaters and only 2 on 4 wheel skates. The 23+ mile course had a lot more hills this year and it was quite a bit windier than last year as well. Sorry I missed the rally, but as you might imagine, I was a little spent with the conditions and the 6am start.
48 posted on 03/02/2003 6:58:07 PM PST by Rockitz (After all these years, it's still rocket science.)
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To: Diver Dave
Is it OK for me to be insanely jealous if I'm still happy for them? Sigh. I can't even IMAGINE being with 50,000 conservatives together. That's so wonderful.
49 posted on 03/02/2003 6:58:30 PM PST by FreeTheHostages
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To: BillF
"Bet you guys didn't have a patriotic snowman like we had in DC"

LOL, shhh, we can't compete.

50 posted on 03/02/2003 6:59:25 PM PST by FreeTheHostages (insanely jealous but happy for the West Coast people)
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