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  • Dishonored and Disrespected: Obama Disarmed US Marines at Inaugural Parade

    02/10/2013 9:47:14 AM PST · by george76 · 49 replies
    Gateway ^ | February 10, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    A new administration policy? Barack Obama disarmed the US Marines at the Inaugural parade this year. Dishonored and disarmed: Bolts are clearly missing from these Marine rifles during President Obama’s inauguration parade. This is an unmistakable insult to the honor of the Marine Corps ... It’s not the first time the Obama Administration disarmed US Marines at an event. In March 2012, US Marines were told to leave their weapons outside the tent during Leon Panetta’s speech in Afghanistan.
  • Dave Barry plunges into the inaugural spirit

    01/21/2009 5:42:18 PM PST · by EveningStar · 14 replies · 991+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | January 21, 2009 | Dave Barry
    It is a great honor to march in an inauguration parade. So when a group I belong to called the World Famous Lawn Rangers of Amazing Arcola was selected to march at Barack Obama's inauguration, our reaction, as Americans, was: "The organizers of this parade must be smoking crack." I say this because we are not a traditional marching unit. We are an extremely random group of middle-age guys who carry brooms and push specially decorated show lawn mowers, which we use to perform synchronized broom-and-lawn mower maneuvers that always get a big crowd reaction (usually: "Huh?"). As you can...
  • NavyDoc's Inaugural Adventure W Pics

    02/04/2005 7:17:57 PM PST · by NavyDoc · 164 replies · 4,718+ views
    Hi! For those that don't know me, I met some Freepers on the side of Penn ave. during the inaugeral parade. They were very nice and were in sharp contrast to the unwashed protestors. A brief bio: Enlisted in the USMC as a 0311 back in 1986. Was a rifleman for a year then got an appointment to the Naval Academy. B.S. in English Lit. Naval Flight Officer (re: "Goose") for 5 years then a military scholarship to U. of Michigan in Ann Arbor for medical school. Now a staff anesthesiologist and pain management fellow at NNMC Bethesda and WRAMC...
  • Pictures from Inaugural Parade (the American Sector) and the W2 Inaugural Ball

    01/23/2005 2:50:34 PM PST · by Shethink13 · 76 replies · 5,490+ views
    January 23, 2005 | Shethink13
    Parade PicsThe American Sector - Safe Haven for Bush Supporters - No Commies Allowed Buford and two friendly Bush supporters Ironman - on Pajama Patrol A group of Boy Scouts observe the happenings directly behind the American Sector A lurker and a future lurker Unidentified freeper Buford, BlondeKates (daughter of yours truly) and her friends love the color red RaceBannon, PeterKessler, and CongressmanBillyBob - 3 wild and crazy guys kristinn hands out signs Freedom is not free! W2 Inaugural Ball PicsGovernor Huckabee guitar solo SonofHillaryisevil and Sara (friend of BlondeKates) SonofHillaryisevil (a popular guy!) and BlondeKates Me (Shethink13) and my...
  • Inaugural Parade & W2 Ball Report, Audio, and Photos (large file warning)

    01/23/2005 2:43:27 PM PST · by BillF · 136 replies · 9,208+ views
    January 23, 2005 | BillF
    SKUNKS AND BLUE BRACELETS AT CHECKPOINT CHARLIEThe 7th Street security checkpoint ("Checkpoint Charlie") for the inaugural parade was closest to the American Sector established by the DC Chapter of Free Republic.  Waiting there, I coincidentally ended up near DC Chapter member, bmwcyle, and Flora McDonald, a Richmond-area FReeper of long-standing. As we waited in the crowd (it wasn't orderly enough to be a line), pro-Bush people mostly tried to stay quiet in the face of some leftists (maybe ten percent of the crowd) occasionally and individually shouting anti-Bush or anti-war slogans. However, numerous Bush supporters and people who just came...
  • Press Corps Booed at Inaugural Parade

    01/22/2005 11:36:21 AM PST · by Hugenot · 13 replies · 1,735+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Jan. 21, 2005 | Fr. Michael Reilly
    After attending President Bush's inauguration, NewsMax.com's Fr. Mike Reilly reports on a part of the inaugural parade you won't hear covered on the nightly news. The well-dressed, refined ladies and gentlemen from across the United States who traversed the streets of Washington this week for the president's inauguration stood in sharp contrast to the hordes of demonstrators sporting grungy jeans and do-rags. While the crowd at the inauguration ceremonies at the Capitol showed great respect to former Presidents Clinton and Carter, the demonstrators shouted obscenities to those attending the inauguration. One demonstrator shouted "F*** you" to Fr. John Wroblewski, pastor...
  • Unwelcome and Unfazed, Demonstrators Push Messages [D.C. Chapter of Free Republic Mentioned]

    01/21/2005 2:39:01 AM PST · by conservative in nyc · 21 replies · 1,551+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 01/21/05 | Manny Fernandez and Eric Rich
    They were pelted with snowballs, doused with pepper spray. They were outnumbered by police and by Bush loyalists, drowned out for the most part by the fanfare of the nation's 55th inauguration. The thousands of protesters who took to the streets to oppose President Bush's second swearing-in did succeed on at least one score: No one who came to Washington to celebrate the inauguration yesterday left without encountering them. The biggest disruption apparently occurred late last night, far from the center of inaugural action, in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Northwest Washington. Shortly before midnight, police clad in riot gear...
  • To All Freepers at the Inaugural Parade

    01/21/2005 6:52:04 PM PST · by NavyDoc · 85 replies · 2,689+ views
    Hi! I'm the Navy Dr. that was patrolling the Penn ave and 7th area. I met a few of you but I really can't recall the names. I had a pic taken and would love to send you a copy, so drop me a line. I was VERY impressed w your group and all my medics loved ya. I actually had to order them to move around a bit as they perferred to be near you guys!
  • Live Thread: D.C. Chapter American Sector Inaugural Parade Freep

    01/20/2005 5:14:15 AM PST · by kristinn · 273 replies · 12,660+ views
    Freepers Calling In | Thursday, January 20, 2005 | Kristinn
    All systems are go for the D.C. Chapter's American Sector on the Inaugural Parade route.The weather is cold, but warmer than the past few days. The sun is peaking through the clouds. Snow covers the sidewalks, but Pennsylvania Avenue has been cleared.The barricades are up everywhere. Small groups of people are walking around checking things out.I did a recon last night with BufordP after the Freeper dinner. ANSWER has their bleachers set up on John Marshall Plaza at the starting point for the parade at 4th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. They also have a stage and speaker risers right on...
  • Steel eagle, stuffed buffalo to parade down Pennsylvania Avenue

    01/17/2005 4:38:25 PM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 22 replies · 510+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 1/16/2005 | AP
    LANHAM, Md. - It's not easy to find a stuffed buffalo. For his first inaugural parade four years ago, Vice President Dick Cheney wanted a float to represent his home state of Wyoming. So float maker Hargrove Inc. designed a 45-foot-long mock-up of the Grand Teton mountains on wheels, with a real bubbling spring and a cowboy clinging to a bucking bronco. But it took weeks of searching to track down the buffalo. ``I talked to every taxidermist west of the Mississippi River to find him. They're pretty rare,'' said Hargrove marketing manager Marvin Bond, who finally got a Wyoming...
  • "Riding Metro to the 55th Presidential Inauguration" (PDF brochure from Metro)

    01/15/2005 5:17:06 AM PST · by tgslTakoma · 18 replies · 2,180+ views
    WMATA - Metro ^ | Metro (subway system)
    Brochure has map of events, parade route, subway stations, station closings, listing of events and closest stations to those events, etc.Some important information and helpful tips from the Metro brochure... Metro will open at 5 a.m. and close at 3 a.m. Last train times vary by station. Please check last train times posted at the station you will use after the event. Archives-Navy Mem’l-Penn Quarter and Smithsonian stations will be closed until after the parade (5–6 p.m.).For your convenience, you may buy a One Day Pass for $6.50 from a Passes/Farecards machine in any Metro station. Metro staff also will...
  • Ga. Civil War re-enactors will don blue

    01/14/2005 5:09:47 PM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 30 replies · 957+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | 01/14/05 | Jeffrey McMurray
    WASHINGTON -- They may come from the land of cotton, but "Dixie" won't be playing when 23 Civil War re-enactors march down Pennsylvania Avenue during the presidential inaugural parade. They'll be wearing Union blue, not Confederate gray. Of course, the selection of these re-enactors from Georgia was hardly random. The 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment, which they represent, once included Capt. Samuel Cheney, great-grandfather of Vice President Dick Cheney. During an October 2002 visit to the Chickamauga battlefield in Georgia where the regiment gained historical fame, the vice president - a Civil War buff - learned not only that a...
  • Crosses among banned items along inaugural parade route

    01/13/2005 5:11:28 AM PST · by Jay777 · 24 replies · 839+ views
    Knight Ridder Newspapers ^ | Mon, Jan. 10, 2005 | DAVID SEDENO
    FORT WORTH, Texas - (KRT) - Secret Service agents protecting President Bush along the inaugural parade route Jan. 20 will be on the lookout not only for guns and explosives but also for coffins and crosses. The ban on crosses is drawing criticism from the director of the Christian Defense Coalition, which has carried large wooden crosses in pro-life demonstrations. "It is blatantly unconstitutional," the Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney said Monday. "For them to say that a cross could be used as a weapon is even more offensive than just listing the cross itself as a prohibited item." Mahoney's group,...
  • Bush-Cheney 55th Inaugural Site Is Up!

    12/31/2004 4:04:04 AM PST · by goldstategop · 12 replies · 2,861+ views
    December 22, 2004 PIC Announces Participants Invited to Perform in 55th Inaugural Parade WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the 55th Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) Executive Director Greg Jenkins announced the initial list of participants invited to perform in the 55th Inaugural Parade. “We were humbled by both the talent and the great enthusiasm from groups across the country who applied to participate in this year’s Inaugural parade,” stated Jenkins. “We’ve worked hard to make sure there is ample representation from across America and believe the talent and efforts of all will ensure the 2005 Inaugural Parade reflects both the values and...
  • Georgia Civil War re-enactors to march in inauguration parade

    12/23/2004 2:03:06 PM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 37 replies · 983+ views
    Marietta (GA) Daily News ^ | 12/23/2004 | Associated Press
    MARIETTA, Ga. - A group of Civil War re-enactors from Cobb County are headed to Washington next month to march in President Bush's inauguration parade. The group, called the 21st Ohio Re-enacting Unit, was invited by Vice President Dick Cheney after Cheney discovered his great-grandfather was a captain in the 21st Ohio Regiment. "We thought as a group that it would really be kind of a tribute, not only to the vice president and his great-grandfather but to the 21st Ohio, to be in the inaugural parade," said unit member Bradley Quinlin, a 50-year-old Suwanee resident who works as a...