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  • We Stand With Gibson Guitar Rally and Concert Sat Oct 8 Nashville

    09/28/2011 10:28:00 AM PDT · by Taxophobic · 20 replies
    Gibson Rally HQ ^ | Rally Sponsors
    What: A Rally and Free Concert to show our support for Gibson Guitar When: Saturday Oct 8 2-4PM Where: Parking Lot of the Scoreboard Restaurant, Nashville (See website for MAP) Website: http://GibsonRally.com Why: Federal agents raided two Gibson factories in August and confiscated part of the production inventory of this 100 year old American Manufacturer and Employer. This abuse of federal power must not go unanswered. We, the citizenswho grant government its power and authority, MUST act to hold government accountable when that power is abused. Please join us on Oct 8 in Nashville and Stand with Gibson.
  • Dream Team’ rallies for illegal immigrants

    09/22/2011 3:41:26 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies
    PCC Courier - ^ | September 22, 2011 | Anthony Richetts
    The San Gabriel Valley Dream Team gathered outside the C Building to spread its message in support of illegal immigrant students on Sept. 14. The main staircase held microphones, posters, and a small group of individuals with a mission. Every possible surface had their message displayed. Those involved proudly carried signs proclaiming "Stop Second Class Treatment." They also wore shirts bearing slogans such as "The Dream is Coming." Two larger posters sat on the staircase, proclaiming "Undocumented and Unafraid" and "We Will No Longer Remain in Shadows." Jonathon Perez described the San Gabriel Valley Dream Team as a youth group...
  • Love Lurker Bill’s FReep Music - Olney, Maryland, Week 295, 9-17-11

    09/20/2011 7:02:33 PM PDT · by trooprally · 11 replies
    Lazy Saturday morning this week. Best things going is the we once again out numbered the moonbats, 7-5, and Lurker Bill’s music (BELOW). If you have been at Walter Reed the last 2 years or so, you would have heard his combo of patriotic songs, service melodies, Barry Sadler’s Ballad of the Green Berets, big band music and what I call jungle music. Of course I also like Robert Horton’s Sink the Bismarck and original version of Battle of New Orleans. Check out the 1959 black ‘n white video. Jeez, just keep finding them. Here’s Jimmy Dean’s Big Bad JohnLots...
  • Beverly Hills Tea Party Sun. Sept 18 Today! [With Pat Boone]

    09/18/2011 10:56:43 AM PDT · by Syncro · 7 replies
    Beverly Hills Tea Party ^ | Sept 18, 2011 | Staff
    SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2011 2:30-5:30 PM BEVERLY HILLS PARK SANTA MONICA BLVD Between Beverly & Canon Come out and join us as we will continue our rally to help take our country back! This will be a event-packed day with many speakers and contributors. God Bless America!! Directions from LAX: Take 405 North, Exit Santa Monica Blvd. and turn Right, Turn Left at Beverly Dr. and then first Right at Park Way. Park will be on the right. Speakers: Pat Boone – The original American Idol, Pat began his recording career in the 1950’s and has more the 30...
  • Yadkin County immigrant who protested in Charlotte out of jail

    09/09/2011 7:13:41 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 14 replies
    Winston-Salem (NC) Journal ^ | September 9, 2011 | BERTRAND M. GUTIERREZ
    Risking deportation to Mexico in order to protest U.S. immigration law was worth it for Martin Rodriguez, an honors high school graduate from Yadkin County who was raised in the United States but is not authorized to live here. "I think we got the message out to other undocumented students that there is no need to fear because we are not criminals. We're human beings," Rodriguez said Thursday, the morning after he got out of a Mecklenburg County jail. Rodriguez is one of 15 people arrested during a sit-in rally Tuesday in Charlotte. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers charged most of them...
  • (Fifteen illegal) Immigrants arrested at Charlotte 'coming out' rally

    09/07/2011 4:37:54 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Herald Online ^ | 9/07/11 | Franco Ordoñez
    Immigrants arrested at Charlotte 'coming out' rallyBy Franco Ordoñez Updated: Wednesday, Sep. 07, 2011 06:52 AM CHARLOTTE - Police arrested at least 10 young illegal immigrants as they blocked traffic near Central Piedmont Community College Tuesday to protest policies they say discriminate against undocumented immigrants. Nearly 200 people met on CPCC's central campus for a 1 p.m. "coming out" rally in which some protesters publicly announced they're living in the country illegally. The group then marched around the school toward the intersection of Kings Drive and Fourth Street. The large group proceeded to block all four directions of traffic while...
  • Young immigrants arrested in Charlotte at sit-in to protest immigration laws

    09/06/2011 4:14:11 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    Winston-Salem (NC) Journal ^ | September 06, 2011 | BERTRAND M. GUTIERREZ |
    CHARLOTTE About 15 young people, including at least seven who are not authorized to be in the U.S., were arrested on misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and impeding traffic during a sit-in rally Tuesday to protest immigration laws. Among those arrested was Martin Rodriguez of Hamptonville who is a member of a Yadkinville immigrant advocacy group called El Cambio. The rally was held just after a preview kickoff rally held separately by the Democratic National Convention in advance of the 2012 presidential nominating convention that will be held in Charlotte. Rally organizer Domenic Powell, a founding member of the advocacy...
  • Hoffa to Labor Rally: We are Obama’s Army Against Tea Party; ‘Let’s Take These Sons of Bitches Out’

    09/05/2011 10:56:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 9/5/11 | MRC TV
    Video at link
  • TEA PARTY EXPRESS TO HOLD HUGE RALLY IN AVON, OH,SATURDAY!(After Milford, MI)

    09/02/2011 7:00:50 PM PDT · by Syncro · 10 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | September 2, 2011 | Levi Russell
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 2, 2011CONTACT: Levi Russell at Levi@FrontlineStrat.com, or (509) 979-6615TEA PARTY EXPRESS HOLDS HUGE RALLY IN AVON, OH, ON SATURDAY! Also, Noon Rally in Milford, MI FROM THE ROAD IN INDIANA: The Tea Party Express (www.TeaPartyExpress.org) is rolling across the country on their fifth 30-city national tour continues on Saturday with a major rally in Milford, MI. The group will also hold a rally in Avon, OH on Saturday afternoon at 5PM. AVON, OH RALLY DETAILS:All Pro Freight Stadium2009 Baseball Blvd Avon, OH 44011(GPS – turn west 3 blocks north of 39100 Colorado Avenue, Avon, OH)The "Pre-show"...
  • 9/11 Remembrance, Candlelight Vigil

    08/25/2011 11:05:21 AM PDT · by usflagwaver · 12 replies
    Lamorinda Sun ^ | 8/18/11 | Unknown
    The Lafayette Flag Brigades' 10th annual 9/11 Remembrance and Candlelight Vigil will feature not only what is believed to be the largest overpass display in California, but also a display of three large pieces of steel recovered from "ground zero," the site of the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks. The remembrance, at the El Curtola overcrossing of Highway 24 on the Lafayette-Walnut Creek border, begins at 3 p.m. with the flags and with the display of the steel pieces. At 5:30 p.m., the main speaker, scheduled to be a retired Fire Department of New York firefighter, will address the gathering....
  • Sarah Palin confirms weekend Tea Party rally

    09/01/2011 9:40:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    UPI ^ | September 1, 2011 | UPI
    INDIANOLA, Iowa, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- After hours of conflicting reports, organizers confirmed potential presidential candidate Sarah Palin will speak at a Tea Party rally in Iowa. Consultants from Palin's team threatened to withdraw her from the rally if former Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell were present at the event, Politico reported. O'Donnell was uninvited from the rally, scheduled for Saturday in Indianola, Iowa, late Wednesday at the request of Palin's people, the report said "Palin has confirmed," Tea Party of America organizer Charlie Gruschow told Politico. "O'Donnell will not speak or be present." This is not the first time...
  • Green vs. Tea, Round 1: Party Battle Napa

    08/31/2011 10:36:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 2+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 30, 2011 | Zombie
    The Green Party faced off against the Tea Party on Saturday in Napa, California.Democrats? Republicans? Snort. What do you think this is, the 20th century? Neither of the dinosaur parties were much in evidence as the nation’s two new emergent parties did battle for the heart of America.Green or Tea, which shall it be?The catalyst that triggered this political firefight was the arrival in Napa of the Tea Party Express buses; Saturday, August 27 was the day the media-savvy group kicked off its coast-to-coast Reclaiming America Tour, culminating on September 12 in Tampa, Florida, at the CNN/Tea Party Express...
  • The Last 18 Wounded Warriors Leave Walter Reed – Saturday, August 27, 2011

    09/01/2011 7:18:33 PM PDT · by kburi · 21 replies
    September 1, 2011 | Kburi
    Shortly after 6 am Saturday morning, and less than 9 hours after our last Friday night at Walter Reed, the first members of the DC Chapter of Free Republic began to arrive at the gates where the ambulances would depart Walter Reed. Between Silver Spring, MD and Bethesda, Montgomery County, MD police cars were already at every intersection to ensure a non-stop passage for each ambulance to the newly named Walter Reed National Medical Center in Bethesda. By 6:30 am, the banners and signs were ready for the first of 18 ambulances. A food court, courtesy of the Trooprally’s...
  • Final Friday Evening at Walter Reed - Week 332 August 26, 2011

    08/29/2011 6:49:51 PM PDT · by kburi · 35 replies · 1+ views
    August 29, 2011 | Kburi
    We knew it was coming and planned for it. For six years and four months of consecutive Friday evenings, the DC Chapter of Free Republic, other groups and individuals successfully challenged Code Pink and their union pawns in front of Walter Reed. After several months, they were forced from the Walter Reed front gates to a location 50 yards down Georgia Ave. Since June 2005, many Americans have gathered on Friday nights to continue to keep the anti-military forces away and to show support to the wounded warriors and their families. Tonight, then, was different from all others. Walter...
  • Photos: Tea Party Express Bus Tour Launch, Napa, CA, Sat Aug 27

    08/28/2011 12:30:09 PM PDT · by whinecountry · 18 replies
    self | August 28, 2011 | whinecountry
    Photos from the Tea Party Express Bus Tour Launch, Napa, CA, Saturday August 27.
  • Hooray! Napa Tour Kickoff Was GREAT!

    08/28/2011 1:04:18 AM PDT · by Syncro · 16 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | Aug 27,2011 | Amy Kremer
    Hooray! Napa Tour Kickoff Was GREAT! We've just finished our massive kickoff rally, and we have to say a big THANK YOU to Napa, California for an hosting the Tea Party Express "Super Rally!" We were thrilled to see  a wonderful crowd of thousands join us to send the message it's time to Reclaim America!After that great sendoff just up the road from Nancy Pelosi's district, we're heading straight into Harry Reid's home state of Nevada for big rallies in Reno and Elko!  You see, we refuse to be intimidated by the attacks and insults from those on the far left...
  • Palin to make Iowa stop on Sept. 1 [Tea Party Express]

    08/25/2011 12:39:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Sioux City Journal ^ | August 25, 2011 | James Q. Lynch
    CEDAR RAPIDS - Sarah Palin may be making a lunch-hour stop in downtown Cedar Rapids. "She's done about six of our rallies. I think that's more than anyone else, so I wouldn't be surprised to see her," says Sal Russo, co-founder and chief strategist for Tea Party Express, which is planning a rally from noon to 2 p.m. at Greene Square Park on Sept. 1. Then again, Russo concedes, Palin may be a no-show. "She's known for her spontaneity," Russo says about Palin, who is scheduled to be in Iowa on Sept. 3 for an Iowa Tea Party rally in...
  • Lloyd Marcus Reporting Daily from Tea Party Express V.

    08/25/2011 1:24:48 PM PDT · by Lloyd Marcus · 12 replies
    LloydMarcus.com ^ | 8-25-2011 | Lloyd Marcus
    Tea Party Express V national bus tour begins this Saturday in Napa, CA. As I pack my bags and organize my performance music in preparation to embark on my fifth national Tea Party Express tour, I am a bit frustrated by those still clueless about the Tea Party movement; who we are and our propose. Please excuse my frankness. Despite all the Tea Party has done to pull our country back from diving over the cliff to it's death into liberal socialistic hell, incredibly, there are still “Republicans” who think we are “fringe loonies”. If God had not sent the...
  • Thousands at Beck Rally: "Join Me in Support for Israel"

    08/24/2011 11:31:24 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 32 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/8/11 | Gil Ronen
    American broadcaster Glenn Beck held an inspirational rally "Restoring Courage" in support of Israel and the Jewish people at the Davidson Center near the Kotel Plaza Wednesday. The rally was attended by thousands, many of whom came to Israel with him, and was viewed by many more on a giant screen at Safra Square in Jerusalem and worldwide on Beck's web-based television station. Video "What can I teach Israel about courage?" he asked after the audience had risen for "Hatikva", Israel's national anthem, led by famed singer Dudu Fisher, with many waving Israeli and American flags. "Nothing", he said with...
  • Glenn Beck Restore Courage Rally in Caesarea

    08/24/2011 11:49:40 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 82 replies
    You Tube ^ | 24/8/11
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDpqbzcmZYI Glenn Beck kicks off his four-day Restoring Courage rally with Courage to Love; a reminder that the situation in Israel can only be resolved through global solidarity and trust in the Divine.
  • Heading into the Last Week at Walter Reed - Week 331 August 19, 2011

    08/24/2011 7:34:19 AM PDT · by kburi · 6 replies
    August 19, 2011 | Kburi
    A good evening to be at Walter Reed’s front gates. There were no ambulances tonight , nor were there dinner buses. But there were soldiers coming and going through the front gates all night. Cars passing gave us many honks with passengers waving. Not to be left out, three people on bicycles rode by ringing their bells! The weather looked threatening, dark clouds loomed and distant lightning was putting on an impressive show. Ponchos and raingear were donned. The DC Chapter was ready. Five minutes of rain and it was over. Nobody complained. Pizza, soda, and brownies (by Jessica)...
  • WALTER REED - Final Plans for LAST Rally in Support of Patients Move, Sun., 8-28-11, 7AM til done

    08/21/2011 3:13:36 PM PDT · by trooprally · 16 replies
    It is public knowledge that the final move of our Wounded Warriors from Walter Reed to Bethesda Naval Hospital and Ft. Belvour will be Sunday, August 28,2011. Best intel we have is that the ambulances will start transporting our Wounded Warriors out of the main at Georgia Avenue and Elder Street, NW, gate at 7AM. We do not know the exact end time. From some deduction it is expected to be around 1-2PM. THE DC CHAPTER OF FREEREPUBLIC WILL BE THERE, rain or shine or hurricane. All patriots are invited to help show our Wounded Warriors and their families that...
  • Slowly, very slowly, Winding Down at Walter Reed - Week 330 August 12, 2011

    08/16/2011 5:09:07 PM PDT · by kburi · 27 replies
    August 16, 2011 | Kburi
    It’s 6:30 pm on Friday evening at Walter Reed. Flag Row is being set up and the banners are on three corners. The first FReepers are taking to the corners with signs and flags. As the first flag is posted , passing cars start honking and don’t stop until we have left for the evening. Tonight, as usual, we talked with wounded warriors, family members and staff who were walking into or out of Walter Reed. And the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) bus stopped for a rare third time allowing some of us to directly thank the wounded warriors...
  • San Antonians plan D.C. trip for immigration 'grito,' march

    08/13/2011 7:56:48 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 21 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | August 12, 2011 | Elaine Ayala
    San Antonio activists will be among protesters in front of the Lincoln Memorial on Sept. 15 for a national Grito de Dolores. Instead of marking Mexican independence, however, they will call for immigrant human rights in the face of state-led initiatives they view as draconian and discriminatory. Co-organizer Jaime Martinez, head of the César E. Chávez Legacy and Educational Foundation in San Antonio, said the march, led by a group called Viva El Pueblo Latino, will advocate for comprehensive immigration reform, family unification and passage of the DREAM Act. As Mexican President Felipe Calderón delivers the traditional Grito de Dolores...
  • How Will You Celebrate This 9/12? (No march on DC in september)

    08/08/2011 6:21:19 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 16 replies
    Freedom Works ^ | August 7th | Matt Kibbe
    I'm often asked why we're not organizing another Taxpayer March on Washington this September 12th. Why, after more than a million Americans protested on 9/12/2009 and 9/12/2010, aren't we headed back to Washington? The reason is simple: we're not just a protest movement anymore. This movement has had stages. We began as a protest movement against big government in 2009, morphed into America's most powerful get-out-the-vote machine in 2010, and pushed for transformative legislative change to rein in government in 2011.
  • As Walter Reed Transition Continues, So Do Friday Night Rallies! - Week 329 August 5, 2011

    08/07/2011 5:19:17 AM PDT · by kburi · 11 replies
    August 7, 2011 | Kburi
    Finally, a warm somewhat breezy Friday evening at the front gates of Walter Reed. A solid group of fourteen Freepers holding signs and flags in front of the banners received honks and waves from passing cars. You wouldn’t know that Walter Reed is closing three weeks from now. Three buses and several cars carried the wounded warriors and family to dinner and an evening of entertainment in near-by Maryland. Returning after 9pm, they were cheered into Walter Reed by our stalwart group. The Aleethia Foundation has done a wonderful job over the past seven years coordinating these Friday evening...
  • Tea Party picks up steam, demands further cuts (TP_ExPress bus trip starts in Napa, Aug 27th-)

    08/03/2011 2:18:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 8/3/11 | Joe Garofoli
    National Tea Party leaders in California were thrilled about one by-product of the political bloodbath over raising the federal debt ceiling: The fight showed that after two years of rabble-rousing from outside the Capitol, the Tea Party has real power to shape the debate in Washington. Their challenge now that President Obama has signed the debt limit law: Can the Tea Party transform its government-shrinking mantra into long-term power, or will it be a one-hit wonder? They're not stopping to think about it. This month, Tea Partiers will storm town hall meetings of Republican and Democratic members of Congress and...
  • TEA PARTY EXPRESS LAUNCHING FIFTH NATIONAL TOUR THIS SUMMER! (August 27th)

    06/29/2011 10:46:35 AM PDT · by Syncro · 52 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | June 29, 2011 | Levi Russell
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 29, 2011CONTACT: Levi Russell at Levi@FrontlineStrat.com, or (509) 979-6615 TEA PARTY EXPRESS LAUNCHING FIFTH NATIONAL TOUR THIS SUMMER! Coast-to-Coast Route Will Focus on Early Presidential Primary StatesThe Tea Party Express (www.TeaPartyExpress.org) announced today the launch of a national bus tour that will feature 29 tea party rallies across the country. This marks the fifth such tour by the group, whose rallies have been described as "a rolling 4th of July show" and feature conservative singers, speakers, candidates, and celebrities. The Tea Party Express tour will launch on August 27th in Napa, CA, and head East...
  • Tea Party Express to launch at Napa Expo

    07/29/2011 10:41:25 PM PDT · by Syncro · 2 replies
    NapaValleyRegister ^ | June 29, 2011 | JAMES NOONAN
    Tea Party Express to launch at Napa Expo The road to Tampa — and the first tea party presidential debate — will start here in Napa. On Aug. 27, the grassroots, conservative Tea Party Express group will be hosting the first stop on its nearly month-long bus tour at the Napa Valley Expo. The tour, which organizers say will focus on states with early presidential primaries, will come to an end Sept. 12 in Tampa, Fla. where CNN and Tea Party Express will be co-sponsoring the tea party debate. While plans for the Napa event are still being finalized, Pam...
  • Details on the Napa Valley, Tea Party (August 26) dinner, ticket info and entertainment details

    07/29/2011 7:19:19 PM PDT · by Samizdat · 5 replies
    Tea Party Express dinner ^ | July 14, 2011 | Napa Tea Party
    There are still dinner tickets available but going fast. Presidential candidates will be at free rally next day, Saturday. Napa wine tasting and all that stuff.
  • Wisconsin Pre-Election Tour from Aug 4th - 7th (Tea Party Express/New Tour)[Update #16,23]

    07/26/2011 4:43:50 PM PDT · by Syncro · 26 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | July 26, 2011 | Levi Russell
    We have exciting news to announce tonight, friends.The Tea Party Express is pleased to announce that we will be conducting a Wisconsin Pre-Election Tour from August 4th - 7th, ahead of the critical Recall elections.We are pleased to be joining with The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama who have been hard at work in Wisconsin to organize patriots there to stand up for and support Gov. Scott Walker against the endless political attacks from Barack Obama, MoveOn.org and public employee unions.We will be sending out a copy of the tour schedule in the next 48 hours and want to invite patriots...
  • Big Crowd, DAV Bus Stops and Wounded Warriors Thank Us, Week 328 July 29, 2011

    08/01/2011 11:36:56 AM PDT · by kburi · 48 replies
    August 1, 2011 | Kburi
    On a hot July Friday evening, temperature at 100 degrees, you might expect everyone has left for the beach. Not at the Walter Reed front gate! Tonight, over 41 Freepers, lurkers and visitors arrived to support the wounded warriors and their families on one of the few remaining Friday nights before the final transfer to Bethesda and Ft Belvoir. A number of Freepers returned to join us. They came from Florida, California, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Georgia. SeektheTruth brought a sign all the way from Florida thanking the DC Chapter of Free Republic for its 328 consecutive...
  • Hold The Line Rally (Tea Party Express @ US Capitol on Wed)

    07/26/2011 11:29:48 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 12 replies
    American Grassroots Coalition & Tea Party Express ^ | July 26, 2011 | American Grassroots Coalition & Tea Party Express
    I heard about this on the Mark Levin Show Tuesday. Posting for DC/Beltway area Freepers as an FYI.
  • Herman Cain Rally in Murfreesboro, TN on 7/14/11

    07/22/2011 5:04:50 PM PDT · by justsaynomore · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/21/11 | Steve Gill Show
    On July 14, 2011, Republican presidential candidate held a rally in Murfreesboro, TN. Steve Gill (see in the video) introduces Mr. Cain. Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dG5o0Hx_ARg (Also that same day, Herman Cain talks to Steve Gill about the debt ceiling on the air - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWDd08nL_qU&feature=related )
  • Immigration law protesters at All-Star game

    07/13/2011 7:07:31 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    Deseret News ^ | July 13, 2011 | Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press
    PHOENIX — Critics of a polarizing immigration law in Arizona protested the legislation Tuesday in triple-digit heat outside Major League Baseball's All-Star Game in downtown Phoenix, drawing sideways glances from fans who were more interested in getting to the game. Two separate pro-immigrant groups protested outside of Chase Field before the game, with one quietly passing out white ribbons that symbolized peace and unity and the other loudly chanting in bullhorns and marching in circles with signs that read "Boycott hate" and "Stand with us."
  • Wounded Warrior and VictoryNY Meet at Walter Reed’s Front Gate, Week 325 July 8, 2011

    07/10/2011 5:44:57 AM PDT · by kburi · 15 replies
    July 10, 2011 | Kburi
    All day long the weather gurus had been predicting severe thunder storms for Friday afternoon and into the evening. At times, rainfall might be 2 inches per hour, they said. At three pm, it started and would you believe by 6pm, the sun came out and we had a great evening. A lot of traffic again tonight with cars honking and passengers waving. Soldiers and staff were coming and going all night long. Three small buses carried the wounded warriors and their families back to Walter Reed shortly after 9pm. Thirteen of us greeted those three buses with flags, signs...
  • Laid off state employees rally again at Capitol

    07/07/2011 9:43:29 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 35 replies
    MPLS star & sickle ^ | 7-6-11 | Mike Kaszuba
    For the second time in the past week, hundreds of laid off state workers rallied in the hot sun on the steps of Minnesota’s closed State Capitol to protest the state government shutdown. Wednesday’s rally again took aim at familiar theme: Taxing the state's wealthiest residents to help solve the state’s $5 billion budget deficit. One man held a sign that took his frustration a step further – he had changed it from “Tax the Rich” to “Eat the Rich.”
  • Thousands rally against immigration law

    07/02/2011 11:24:06 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 43 replies · 1+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | July 2, 2011 | Christian Boone
    Eighteen-year-old Myra Cerecero said she wakes up every morning praying her parents made it home safely."I'm living in a constant state of fear they'll be picked up," said the daughter of illegal immigrants. The American-born Loganville teen was among an estimated 5,000 protesters -- roughly half the crowd organizers had hoped to attract -- who jammed the streets of downtown Atlanta Saturday morning to voice their opposition to House Bill 87, Georgia's crackdown on illegal immigrants. The recently signed bill penalizes those who use false identification to secure jobs as well as government officials who fail to enforce the state's...
  • Harvard: July 4th Parades Are Right-Wing

    06/30/2011 9:15:41 AM PDT · by Old Teufel Hunden · 80 replies
    U.S. News ^ | 6/30/2011 | Paul Bedard
    Democratic political candidates can skip this weekend's July 4th parades. A new Harvard University study finds that July 4th parades energize only Republicans, turn kids into Republicans, and help to boost the GOP turnout of adults on Election Day. "Fourth of July celebrations in the United States shape the nation's political landscape by forming beliefs and increasing participation, primarily in favor of the Republican Party," said the report from Harvard.
  • Big Rally Tonight At Walter Reed’s Front Gate! Week 323, June 24, 2011

    06/25/2011 7:40:44 PM PDT · by kburi · 9 replies
    June 24, 2011 | Kburi
    Twenty FReepers and visitors handled the four corners tonight. Finally, it was a perfect weather-wise evening. The energy on the four corners and from the passing cars made the 323rd consecutive Friday night to support the wounded warriors, a night to remember. VictoryNY and TammyCat really turn up the tempo. It’s hard to believe that there are only four more Friday evenings that dinner buses from Walter Reed will take the troops to Friday night dinners. July 22 is the last Friday night scheduled. After that, the Aleethia Foundation will coordinate these dinners from Bethesda Medical Center. The DC Chapter...
  • Large crowds protest immigration law in US state

    06/25/2011 7:34:28 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    MetroNews Canada ^ | June 25, 2011 | JAY REEVES, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Large crowds carrying candles and wearing white marched quietly Saturday in a demonstration organized by churches and other faith-based groups against Alabama's tough new law cracking down on illegal immigration.
  • Supporting Wounded Warriors, The Vigil Continues at Walter Reed! Week 321, June 10, 2011

    06/11/2011 8:51:34 PM PDT · by kburi · 10 replies
    June 11, 2011 | Kburi
    The DC Chapter of Free Republic held its 321st consecutive Friday night to support the wounded warriors and their families at Walter Reed. The heat and humidity made for a sweltering night. However, 16 FReepers and visitors were more than up to waving, holding flags and signs, and vocally supporting our troops. A noisy and assertive crowd tonight. Possibly because our time at Walter Reed is getting short. The last Friday night Aleethia Foundation dinner bus from Walter Reed is tentatively scheduled to be July 22. So we have a lot to do in a short time. Visitor Ali was...
  • Herman Cain - America is Ready

    06/10/2011 7:41:59 PM PDT · by justsaynomore · 2 replies
    You Tube ^ | 6/9/11 | Herman Cain
    Herman Cain for President Video set to Krista Branch's "I Am America." For more information please visit, http://www.HermanCain.com. For information on Krista Branch, please visit http://www.KristaBranch.com or download her music on iTunes.
  • Immigration Advocates to March Through Clarendon Tonight

    05/26/2011 12:25:29 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies
    ARL now ^ | May 26, 2011 | ARL now
    Pro-immigration groups will be marching through the streets of Arlington tonight to protest the deportation of illegal immigrants. Protesters will march from George Mason University Founder’s Hall, at 3351 N. Fairfax Drive in Virginia Square, to the Arlington County jail, at 1435 N. Courthouse Road in Courthouse, where they will hold a rally against the federal ‘Secure Communities’ immigration enforcement program. The march is scheduled to begin at 6:45 p.m. Organizers expect the rally outside the jail to start at 7:15 p.m. “Speakers at the rally will include representatives from Virginia, Maryland, DC, New York, Illinois, California and other locales...
  • Phoenix Latinos will protest in Atlanta, Georgia

    05/21/2011 4:19:14 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 74 replies
    The Examiner ^ | May 20th, 2011 | Miguel Perez
    Georgia won’t be part of the proposed Latino homeland of Aztlán, but Latino civil rights leaders from Phoenix will march and protest in different parts of Atlanta next week for immigration laws they view as unjust. “Latinos won’t stay at the back of the bus anymore. We are taking over this land and anybody who doesn’t like it should go back to Europe,” says Jorge Serrano of Take Back Aztlán. “Racism should not be tolerated anymore in this country. Trying to get rid of Latinos is nothing but racist,” says Cecilia Maldonado of Chicanos Unidos Arizona, who will be meeting...
  • Protesters Call For End Of "S-Comm" Deportation Program

    05/13/2011 1:20:07 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies · 1+ views
    NY1 News ^ | 05/11/2011 | NY1 News
    Religious leaders from multiple faiths and supporters hold a vigil in front of Governor Andrew Cuomo's Murray Hill office Wednesday, calling for him to end the mass deportation program known as "Secure Communities." The program, called "S-Comm," requires law enforcement to automatically forward the fingerprints of every arrested person to federal immigration databases. Opponents said the program destroys trust between police and immigrant communities, amplifies racial profiling and funnels people directly into an unjust deportation system. They said immigrants who are locked up have severely limited access to lawyers, medical care, family, witnesses and evidence to defend against deportation. "The...
  • Mother’s Day Weekend at Walter Reed, Week 316, May 6, 2011

    05/09/2011 6:41:17 PM PDT · by kburi · 18 replies
    May 9, 2011 | Kburi
    On Mother’s Day, the DC Chapter of Free Republic wants to take a moment to recognize and thank all the active duty Mothers, and all mothers with sons or daughters serving in the military. This country owes a lot to your service and caring. Reporting on the 316th consecutive Friday night at Walter Reed, Mr and Mrs Trooprally sent the following summary for May 6, 2011. We arrived a little early and promptly started to unload our gear. As we were unloading we heard the blast of an ambulance siren. We paused to see if it was the Wounded Warrior...
  • Houston May Day Rally

    05/02/2011 8:18:14 PM PDT · by magna carta · 4 replies
    Big Jolly ^ | May 2,2011 | David Jennings
    The U.S.A. is a remarkable country. Is there another country in the world that would allow people that are in this country illegally to protest en masse in the public square? I don’t think so.
  • Back at It! – Walter Reed, Week 315, April 29, 2011

    05/01/2011 5:34:26 PM PDT · by kburi · 10 replies
    May 1, 2011 | Kburi
    Mr Trooprally sent the following report for this week’s after action report: First of all, last night was a lot better than last week NO RAIN ! It was a really good night. The buses did not come till 9:25PM. This Friday night’s Wounded Warrior dinner was held in downtown DC in a restaurant featuring a 10 course meal.(They deserve it). The three children in the pictures were from the surrounding area. They asked if they could have flags. And you will see the ones we gave them in the photo. We also shared some our snacks with them. The...
  • Immigration-reform advocates plan Sunday rally in New London

    04/28/2011 1:10:42 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    TheDay.com ^ | April 28, 2011 | TheDay.com
    New London - Undocumented immigrants cannot work here, get a driver's license or receive scholarship money for higher education. But many illegal immigrants - that is, people who did not go through the proper channels to get to the United States - do live here, and have for years. They work in restaurants, clean hotel rooms, raise families and pray at churches. They are law-abiding citizens who live in fear that they will be deported and their families separated. "They are productive members of society living in the shadows,'' said Shalimar Ramos Wuyke, who is helping to organize a rally...