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COMBINED Live Thread: DC Chapter's Rally in Support of Our Troops / C-SPAN Live Coverage of Leftists
DC Chapter, Free Republic

Posted on 03/15/2003 6:23:04 AM PST by FreeTheHostages

Good morning. It's a beautiful day in the nation's capital, but the beauty is about to be marred by



Their leftist rally would be covered on CSPAN live starting at noon.

As explained here, here, their anti-American voices will not go unchallenged. The D.C. Chapter of Free Republic has invited all FReepers and lurkers in good standing to join us this Saturday, March 15, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. as we hold a patriotic counter-protest of the so-called anti-war march being held by IAC-A.N.S.W.E.R. in Washington, D.C.

I'll be staying at home, nursing a cold that has left me voiceless (hee hee, no doubt to the secret pleasure of many chapter members! ;), handling the live thread. Let's do a combined live thread on the C-SPAN coverage of the leftists and my reports from the field on what's going on with the Right guys, OK?

Today's early morning news, if you're waking up, is that some time before 10 a.m. on our local Channel 4 (NBC), our Chapter Warlord, Kristinn, will be interviewed on why we are expressing a support-our-troops message.

While professing to be against war and racism, the groups behind this march have strong overtones of anti-semitism and support communist governments that wage war on their own people and other nations.

The D.C. Chapter will be making a patriotic moral stand against the marchers' anti-Americanism and willful silence about the barbaric, terrorist regime of Saddam Hussein.

We will also be sending a message of support to our men and women in uniform fighting the war on terrorism overseas and on the home-front.

Survivors of Saddam's reign of terror, many of whom are American citizens, will join us to put the lie to those who claim that the Iraqi people do not want to be liberated and to speak out about Saddam's crimes against humanity.

When: Saturday, March 15 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: North sidewalk of Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, between 15th Street and 9th Street. Meet at 15th and Penn. at 1 p.m.

Bring: American and Gadsden flags (large and small), along with signs bearing messages supporting our troops, President Bush, America and the war on terror.

Weather: Mostly sunny, temps in the low 60s.

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



TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Breaking News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: answer; goodmorning; march15rallies; march15reports; wwp
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To: abner; W04Man; kristinn
Abner, that's W04man in your post 250 still shot, a retired (decorated) military veteran joining us for his second Freep with the DC Chapter! (His first was the March 1 Patriots Rally in the snow -- perhaps you saw him in CSPAN then, keeping his BUSH 2004 message front and center!)

W04man, go to post 250 in this thread to see a good still of you off of FOXNEWS. I recorded your comment. You were great! Very on-point about how you weren't pro-war, you were in favor of supporting the troops. Clear, articulate, on-point. What a way to go!!

Off to the left in the background of the shot is Kristinn, smoking. Hee hee.

Angelwood called and said things are winding down now. Some of the protestors got arrested at the World Bank according to the media. But all our people are safe and sound and had a great time with lots of media exposure for our message.
251 posted on 03/15/2003 2:01:48 PM PST by FreeTheHostages
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To: abner
In this shot, the guy to the right is W04man. The young woman with the sign is a new Freeper, part of a family that's just joining us. (We did get new members with the March 1st rally.) I confess I don't know the name.

According to Angelwood, we also had a lot of people who heard about us on the radio, saw that the weather was good, and just came on down.
252 posted on 03/15/2003 2:03:13 PM PST by FreeTheHostages
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To: baseballmom; abner
Kristinn was interviewed at some length by Fox national -- I hope they play a plug for your rally. I haven't seen any of Kristinn's interview on TV: other than showing the group with the signs, the only other direct quote from us FOXnews has broadcast, so far as I know, is W04man's general quote about supporting the troops and our President.
253 posted on 03/15/2003 2:05:43 PM PST by FreeTheHostages
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To: abner
The deal is, perhaps someone can, but again that's not a regular at DC Freeps. The fact that I'm a regular and can't name a lot of this people is GOOD -- our group is suddenly growing! :) Someone here will know. But these are all relative newbies, God Bless 'em.
254 posted on 03/15/2003 2:07:01 PM PST by FreeTheHostages
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To: Mustang
s/b 1645 EST. Is that FNC shot "Taxman"..?

Doesn't look like him.
255 posted on 03/15/2003 2:08:18 PM PST by Mustang (Evil Thrives When Good People Do Nothing!)
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To: FreeTheHostages
BRAVO to DC Freepers & others who joined them!

The coverage on FOX has been great!


256 posted on 03/15/2003 2:08:26 PM PST by JulieRNR21 (Take W-04........Across America!)
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To: abner; W04Man
shoot abner, that image in 250 is no longer available. can you show me where you grabbed that from? I'd like to download it and email it to W04man
257 posted on 03/15/2003 2:09:02 PM PST by FreeTheHostages
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To: JulieRNR21
The heartening thing is that our numbers for this Freep have swelled from what they'd normally be for a short-notice counterprotest Freep. We didn't get as many as we hoped on March 1st, with 8 inches of snow, but I'm heartened that our hard work for outreach wasn't a total waste: the ones that did come out on March 1st are committed friends who are sticking with us on subsequent Freeps. And that's good to see -- to expand the base of such "regulars." Nice people too. Good solid Patriotic people. Makes me feel (belatedly) a little good about all that leafletting in the snow we did.
258 posted on 03/15/2003 2:11:18 PM PST by FreeTheHostages
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To: kristinn
God, I wish I could be out there with you DC Freepers... I had to work earlier this afternoon and I'm about to head there again.
259 posted on 03/15/2003 2:11:39 PM PST by ACHerbst
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To: FreeTheHostages
Try to right click and tell it to 'show picture'. I just recorded the whole segment and will try to get shots of it all.

260 posted on 03/15/2003 2:14:58 PM PST by abner (March 16- Valley Forge Pa. Rally for America- www.usflagballoon.com. We will be there!)
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To: All; kristinn; Jim Robinson; JustAmy; dansangel; CounterCounterCulture
http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/meast/03/15/sprj.irq.main/index.html

Whoaa, check out this CNN coverage, it almost gives Free Republic equal time!

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Antiwar demonstrators gathered Saturday at the Washington Monument for a convergence on the White House as supporters of President Bush's Iraq policy planned a counter demonstration nearby.

Organizers at International ANSWER, a coalition of groups that have banded together to oppose a war, said they were expecting tens of thousands of people from more than 100 U.S. cities.

ANSWER also planned rallies in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Another group, Free Republic, plans to hold what it calls a patriotic rally to support U.S. troops Saturday afternoon on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington.

Thousands of people gathered in Atlanta, Georgia, waving American flags and shouting slogans and similar rallies are planned in other cities, including San Francisco, California, and Seattle, Washington.

**snip** Way to go Atlanta and San Fran!
261 posted on 03/15/2003 2:22:57 PM PST by FreeTheHostages
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To: FreeTheHostages
We didn't get as many as we hoped on March 1st, with 8 inches of snow, but I'm heartened that our hard work for outreach wasn't a total waste: the ones that did come out on March 1st are committed friends who are sticking with us on subsequent Freeps. And that's good to see -- to expand the base of such "regulars."

All your hard work has shown good results! Unfortunately running around in that bitter cold & snow also gave you a bad cold!

Hope you'll have your 'own voice ' back soon.....:):):)

262 posted on 03/15/2003 2:23:24 PM PST by JulieRNR21 (Take W-04........Across America!)
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To: FreeTheHostages
Thanks for the clarification. I know Kristinn, first met him sans beard in '98, but WO4Man is one I haven't had the pleasure. Ya'gotta love Warrant Officers! No bull sh#t...just the facts!

DC Chapter Rules!

Mustang, and all Florida FReeper Chapter members send, our Best Mega Bravo Zulu FReegrads!!
263 posted on 03/15/2003 2:27:04 PM PST by Mustang (Evil Thrives When Good People Do Nothing!)
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To: Mustang
Here is the little girl.

Another great American!!!!

264 posted on 03/15/2003 2:31:33 PM PST by abner (March 16- Valley Forge Pa. Rally for America- www.usflagballoon.com. We will be there!)
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To: abner
Great screen captures Abner! I wish I could be in Valley Forge next weekend, but that ain't happening! When are you going to be in Albuquerque? Maybe I can drive down there!

Regards,

TS

265 posted on 03/15/2003 2:34:14 PM PST by The Shrew
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To: abner
Raoul is next to her I think.

Photo of FReepers bearing signs-


266 posted on 03/15/2003 2:34:16 PM PST by abner (March 16- Valley Forge Pa. Rally for America- www.usflagballoon.com. We will be there!)
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To: FreeTheHostages
My new bumpersticker:

Be a Peacenik - Hug a Thug

267 posted on 03/15/2003 2:35:09 PM PST by Straight Vermonter (http://www.angelfire.com/ultra/terroristcorecard/index.html)
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To: The Shrew
Thanks.

Valley Forge is tomorrow.... Can you make it tomorrow? LOL! VOC just told me that it looks like a more than 50/50 chance right now that we will be able to inflate!!!!!

268 posted on 03/15/2003 2:38:38 PM PST by abner (March 16- Valley Forge Pa. Rally for America- www.usflagballoon.com. We will be there!)
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To: Straight Vermonter
Fox News reported that 50 people broke off of the main pro Saddam/anti America protest and entered the World Bank HQ in DC. Five were arrested.
269 posted on 03/15/2003 2:38:39 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult ("Read Hillary's hips. I never had sex with that woman.")
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To: FreeTheHostages

Current CNN.com top story:


Crisis spurs global rallies

Crisis spurs global rallies

Antiwar demonstrators gathered today at the Washington Monument before converging on the White House as supporters of President Bush's Iraq policy planned to demonstrate nearby. Meanwhile, people gathered in cities around the globe to protest a war with Iraq.

FULL STORY

* Video: premium content U.S. rallies counter antiwar protests
* Gallery: Images of protest
* Antiwar rallies: Voices of the world
* Iraq Tracker: France calls for ministers' meeting


By the way, that little orange diamond thing means you can't watch the PRO-war rally story unless you PAY FOR IT.

LIBERAL BIAS, THY NAME IS CABLE NEWS NETWORK!!!


270 posted on 03/15/2003 2:40:55 PM PST by Timesink ("Timesink! Ah-Ahhhh! Failure of the Universe!" -- Queen, 1980)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
25,000 reported in Atlanta!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pro-America rally!
271 posted on 03/15/2003 2:44:55 PM PST by abner (March 16- Valley Forge Pa. Rally for America- www.usflagballoon.com. We will be there!)
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To: Timesink
You got that wrong:

(1) look at my post 261, in the text they give Free Republic very high profile mention and I didn't have to pay to read it

(2) CNN has been broadcasting good stuff about the Atlanta rallies all day today, as witnessed in the stills on our thread

Actually, I think between CNN in Atlanta and FOXnews in DC, we did pretty well. The question is what kind of press bump we've parlayed for future rallies -- press doesn't seem to interested in broadcasting stuff about next weekend. But are they listening to it? Will it enter their consciousness? CNN did mention Philly rally tomorrow repeatedly.
272 posted on 03/15/2003 2:46:01 PM PST by FreeTheHostages
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To: Straight Vermonter
:)
273 posted on 03/15/2003 2:46:45 PM PST by FreeTheHostages
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To: abner
Is she the one who organized the Minnesota rally IIRC? What a great person.

There are no rallies planned for Kansas that I know of....and I wonder if I should try to start one. But, I have never done anything like this before, so I hesitate.
274 posted on 03/15/2003 2:48:01 PM PST by rwfromkansas (Soli Deo Gloria)
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To: rwfromkansas
I don't know.

Glenn Beck will be promoting a rally in Duluth that a 16 year old girl started for next week.

275 posted on 03/15/2003 2:49:05 PM PST by abner (March 16- Valley Forge Pa. Rally for America- www.usflagballoon.com. We will be there!)
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To: FreeTheHostages
I just sent you the link to the screen shots I took.
276 posted on 03/15/2003 2:53:20 PM PST by abner (March 16- Valley Forge Pa. Rally for America- www.usflagballoon.com. We will be there!)
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To: FreeTheHostages; Admin Moderator
Fine. AM, please delete 270. I apparently didn't see what I saw and didn't copy and paste the HTML that I copied and pasted.
277 posted on 03/15/2003 2:55:59 PM PST by Timesink ("Timesink! Ah-Ahhhh! Failure of the Universe!" -- Queen, 1980)
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To: Timesink
Timesink, it's OK -- you have to click on "full story" to see it. No need, simple error.

LOL -- who can't help but not believe their eyes when CNN actually COVERS us??!! :) I think the weekend news editor must not be a socialist. He'll probably lose his job now. CNN won't stand for this fair and balanced reporting! ;)
278 posted on 03/15/2003 3:09:20 PM PST by FreeTheHostages
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To: abner
Check this out;

http://www.glennbeck.com/home/rally.shtml
279 posted on 03/15/2003 3:10:57 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult ("Read Hillary's hips. I never had sex with that woman.")
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
I'm an insider. I just posted a bunch of pics over there.
280 posted on 03/15/2003 3:13:08 PM PST by abner (March 16- Valley Forge Pa. Rally for America- www.usflagballoon.com. We will be there!)
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To: abner
Ping to myself and DC Chapter members:

DRIVING DIRECTIONS FOR PHILLY TOMORROW, rally begins at 1 p.m.:

PARKING UPDATE 03/14/03:
An alternative parking plan has been crafted so everyone will have an easier time getting to and from the Rally for America. Parking will be at the American Baptist Conference Center and the Freedom Business Center located at the intersection of Gulph Road & First Avenue in King of Prussia, PA. (Near the Valley Forge Convention Center). Just follow the signs. Shuttle service will be provided from there to the Freedoms Foundation.

From Pennsylvania Turnpike Depart the turnpike at Exit 24 (King of Prussia-Valley Forge). After the toll take the first immediate right exit, "Valley Forge National Historical Park." Make a right at the third light into the parking areas. The shuttle buses will then take you to the Freedoms Foundation.

From I-95 and I -76
From I-95 take Route 676 West (Vine Street). This exit is located near Benjamin Franklin Bridge or Center City Philadelphia. Stay on Route 676 turns into Route 76 West. Take this highway for approximately 18 miles. Take the Mall Blvd. Exit (last exit before the Turnpike). Make a right onto Gulph Road at the light near Chris Ruth Steak House. Follow Gulph Road and signage. At the 4th light make a right into the parking areas. The shuttle buses will then take you to the Freedoms Foundation.
281 posted on 03/15/2003 3:20:21 PM PST by FreeTheHostages
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To: FreeTheHostages
Here it is again, I hope...
282 posted on 03/15/2003 3:24:28 PM PST by abner (March 16- Valley Forge Pa. Rally for America- www.usflagballoon.com. We will be there!)
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To: FreeTheHostages; All
For Philly tomorrow:

Try to get there early!!!!!

We will be setting up the balloon between 12:00 & 1:00 but we will be there about 10:00 or a little earlier than that.
283 posted on 03/15/2003 3:25:55 PM PST by abner (March 16- Valley Forge Pa. Rally for America- www.usflagballoon.com. We will be there!)
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To: abner
Any idea if Glen Beck will be at any rally next weekend. We wanted him to speak here in Charleston on the 22nd but it doesn't look like it will happen.
284 posted on 03/15/2003 3:33:16 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult ("Read Hillary's hips. I never had sex with that woman.")
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
I think he will be in Indiana & Duluth on the 22nd, I don't know about the 23rd.
285 posted on 03/15/2003 3:38:06 PM PST by abner (March 16- Valley Forge Pa. Rally for America- www.usflagballoon.com. We will be there!)
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To: vikingchick; hole_n_one
Oh come on, that's not Patti Smith...that's Iggy Pop!
286 posted on 03/15/2003 5:14:45 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture
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To: abner
Awesome sign!
287 posted on 03/15/2003 5:16:31 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture
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To: FreeTheHostages
San Fran checking in...survived yet again in the belly of the beast.
288 posted on 03/15/2003 5:17:34 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture
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To: FreeTheHostages
Side A said "Students for Extra Credit Against the War." The anti-war crowd was not pleased, but they couldn't disagree!

Side B was a picture of a caribou, and it said "Drill ANWR." The caribou said "Gas costs $2 a gallon!"

The freep was a lot of fun!

289 posted on 03/15/2003 5:31:47 PM PST by YourAdHere (I am serious. And don't call me Shirley.)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Glad you are OK!

Will you have a report somewhere? Let me know OK?
290 posted on 03/15/2003 5:54:53 PM PST by 3D-JOY
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To: Mo1
Was listening to the local talk radio and the CBS came on to do the top of the hour news .. I only caught the tail end and someone named Beth was talking and it was mentioned that she was with Free Republic

Hi Mo1... how'd I sound?

:-)

What a day! The left was out in force with their anti-semitic signs, their profanity-laden signs, their flip-offs, and their violence. Apparently some in the "peaceful" anti-war side grabbed an American flag from a guy on our side and ripped it to shreds. Cops kept the man whose flag was taken - from getting it back.

More later, but suffice to say that they again showed their true red roots. I will post pix late tonight. I caught one that is going to news Channel 4, NBC affiliate here in DC... "Jim Moran was right." She didn't believe that there were anti-semitic signs in the "anti-war" crowds. She didn't see them. I didn't see them all, but I got enough to prove their hatred for America, President Bush, the Jews, etc.

I'll leave you all for now with this message:

Folks, you have got to get active in your hometown. The media will continue to give these disgusting America-hating maggots free reign over the airwaves unless and until you get out in the streets and refuse to let your voice be silenced. Take it to the streets in your hometowns. Stand up for the USA.

291 posted on 03/15/2003 5:57:25 PM PST by tgslTakoma (Patriots Rallies for America - take it to the streets in your hometown!)
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To: Mo1
PS

I guess I'll never make a good leader, because I just called the America-hating maggots - America-hating maggots.

I calls 'em as I sees 'em.

And that's what I saw.

Take back America from the radical left.

292 posted on 03/15/2003 6:01:40 PM PST by tgslTakoma (Patriots Rallies for America - take it to the streets in your hometown!)
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To: tgslTakoma
I'm going to try to put a Support America rally together here in our small town for the 22nd.
293 posted on 03/15/2003 6:13:44 PM PST by WVNan
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To: abner; Doctor Raoul; TBP; FreeTheHostages
Loved seeing the good doctor. I took sick today, but if i were healthy, i had made up some new signs: Want peace? Buy a burqua!, Impeach Ramsey Clark, and one sign that featured Sheryl Crow w/ her anti-war shirt on. That sign said, "So.... If I am wrong about the war, Do I haveta eat Crow?"
294 posted on 03/15/2003 6:18:05 PM PST by sauropod (If the women can't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy...)
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To: FreeTheHostages
Bing.
295 posted on 03/15/2003 6:38:16 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (There be no shelter here; the front line is everywhere!)
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To: sauropod
Speaking of Ramsey Clark, does anyone know if he gets a gubmint pension as a result of his disservice as Atty. General? If he does, we need to get a movement started to take it away from the traitor and make him repay everything he has received.

I'm sure he can get hiw WWP/IAC/A.N.S.W.E.R lackies and useful idiots to chip in and pay it for him...

296 posted on 03/15/2003 6:43:33 PM PST by Morgan's Raider
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To: WVNan
Good for you! You might be surprised at how many people are coming out now to show support for the troops! I know you'll have a great rally. FReep On!
297 posted on 03/15/2003 7:11:00 PM PST by Angelwood (FReepers are Everywhere! We Support Our Troops!)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Ha ha!
298 posted on 03/15/2003 7:13:04 PM PST by vikingchick
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To: Morgan's Raider
Slobodan and Saddam already fill his pockets with blood money.

I just watched a repeat on CSPAN of the filthy bastard's speech. Stomach-turning.

There I go with my extremist language again.

To "Rev." Graylan Hagler: Agitate this, you POS!

299 posted on 03/15/2003 7:15:11 PM PST by tgslTakoma (Patriots Rallies for America - take it to the streets in your hometown!)
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To: abner; W04Man; Billie
Thanks, I see it!


300 posted on 03/15/2003 7:30:25 PM PST by FreeTheHostages
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