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Oscar Gutierrez to lead "Flip Flops for the FLIPPER" anti-Kerry rally in East Los Angeles (5/5)
Rally with John Kerry on Cinco de Mayo, Woodrow Wilson HIGH SCHOOL, East LA (5/5) 10:30 am ^ | May 4, 2004 | RonDog

Posted on 05/05/2004 12:11:09 AM PDT by RonDog

YOU are cordially invited to JOIN our good FRiend
Republican nominee for the California State Assembly (45th District)

Oscar Gutierrez

as he leads a
"Flip Flops for the FLIPPER!"
rally AGAINST John Kerry

just outside Woodrow Wilson High School
5200 Multnomah Street, East Los Angeles
starting at:

10:30 am
(Note the NEW start time.)

With special GUEST STAR (sort of)


The theme of our protest will be "Flip Flops" and "Flipper."

Please bring plastic "flip flop" sandals -
and signs with LARGE block letters and SIMPLE messages, like:

"Kerry = Flip Flop"
"Kerry voted FOR Cinco de Mayo,
before he voted AGAINST it."
And if anyone can find a "Flipper the DOLPHIN" costume,
we could make the NATIONAL news. :o)

(Bring YOUR OWN "flip flop" sandals to clap together -
or you can borrow some of OURS, donated by some anonymous FRiends.)

TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: 2004; flipflop; flipper; hughhewitt; kerry; losangeles; oscargutierrez
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Oscar is taking the lead on this rally beacuse the "scene of the crime," Woodrow Wilson High School - where John Kerry will be promoting his "Rally for Education" fluff - is in HIS Assembly district.

From Yahoo! MAPS:

4500 Multnomah St Los Angeles, CA 90032-3703

1 posted on 05/05/2004 12:11:10 AM PDT by RonDog
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To: pennboricua; Oatka
See also THIS thread:

Proposed Flip-Flop Welcome for Kerry ^ | 4-30-04 | pennboricua
Posted on 04/30/2004 7:43:01 PM PDT by pennboricua

Need help in organizing a group to welcome Kerry to Pennsylvania, a state which he seeks to win...

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Here is pennboricua's marvelous picture of some MONSTER "flip flops..."

Also from the that thread:
To: pennboricua
Take a page from the scene in Monty Python's "Life of Brian" where they hoisted a sandal on a pole.

Mount a pair of flip-flops on a 10-foot pole and just silently stand there - speaking volumes. A little twirl once in a while might draw the cameras.

If this catches on they may start banning you when they see the poles, so Plan B would have a telescoping version . . . It might also pay to have some video cameras ready to catch them trying to tear your display down.

Or . . . Giant pics of Kerry's face - one side showing him facing left, the other facing right. The dems will take you for a supporter - Then just silently flip-flop the picture while he talks - you'll get your message across without saying a word - very effective.

23 posted on 05/01/2004 11:53:11 AM PDT by Oatka
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2 posted on 05/05/2004 12:14:38 AM PDT by RonDog
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To: markv840; aCookieMomster; AnnaZ; feinswinesuksass; DoughtyOne; Cinnamon Girl; Tony in Hawaii; ...
Kerry is VERY vulnerable to THIS kind of attack - already underway (all across the USA) - HERE:

Sandal whappers serenade Kerry
[Should we FReep Kerry with REAL "flip flops" - across the USA?]

Cincinnati Enquirer ^ | April 7, 2004 | Gregory Korte and Cindi Andrews
Posted on 04/07/2004 10:25:07 PM PDT by RonDog

Wednesday, April 7, 2004

Sandal whappers serenade Kerry

Reporter's Notebook

By Gregory Korte and Cindi Andrews
The Cincinnati Enquirer

John Kerry had seen the tactic before - it emerged on the campaign trail last week - but few others seemed to understand what was going on.

Young Republicans wearing cheap sandals got in the front row and started clapping them together almost as soon as the Democratic presidential candidate took the stage at Sawyer Point on Tuesday.

Their message: that Kerry has flip-flopped on the issues...

-- snip --

See also, from

Pathetic Kerry Condemns "Rude" GOP Protestors
April 7, 2004

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Kerry's playbook is so old and he is so dishonest, it can be infuriating. But there's a simple way to listen to liberals without tearing your hair out, and that is this: everything liberals accuse Bush of, is what they do themselves. So when Kerry talks about the politics of lying, he's telling us what Democrats do. He's identifying his own tactics. As an example, consider Kerry's freak-out at a group of protestors waving flip-flop sandals at Kerry's Cincinnati speech.

As you can hear in the audio link below, this man who protested the Vietnam War and whose party has defined patriotism as requiring dissent, grumbled, "Obviously some young Republicans proving that they are very rude and they have no manners." Oh, the power, my friends! I am paralyzed here with how impressed I am by his retort. Why, what a way to shut them down! Not only calling them "rude" but "very rude!" This is so pathetic!

-- snip --

Listen to Rush...
(...JIP Kerry, and dismiss his angry ripping of dissenters at a speech in Cincinnati)
Read the Article...
(Cincinnati Enquirer: Sandal whappers serenade Kerry)
CLICK HERE for the rest of that thread

3 posted on 05/05/2004 12:17:24 AM PDT by RonDog
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To: RonDog
Here is a SHORT EXCERPT from the Los Angeles Times:
Senator to Visit California in Bid to Lock Down State
By Maria L. La Ganga and Michael Finnegan
Times Staff Writers
May 5, 2004

John F. Kerry, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, is taking two days away from the campaign's most hotly contested battleground states to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in East Los Angeles today and talk education in Colton on Thursday...

-- snip --

...State Controller Steve Westly, co-chair of Kerry's California campaign, said Kerry was scheduled to return to the state in late June, but "whether he's here that much for the last 90 or 100 days [of the campaign] we'll just have to see..."

-- snip --

...Today, Kerry will appear in El Sereno with Los Angeles City Councilman Antonio Villaraigosa, Rep. Hilda L. Solis of El Monte and other Latinos at an event to celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Wilson High School, where nine of 10 students are Latinos.

The campaign is hoping that news coverage of the event could send a signal to Latinos nationwide that he is not taking them for granted.

Some Kerry supporters have raised doubts over the last week about his attentiveness to the nation's biggest and fastest-growing minority group...

CLICK HERE for the rest of that article

4 posted on 05/05/2004 2:29:46 AM PDT by RonDog
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To: rantblogger; doug from upland; ALOHA RONNIE; DLfromthedesert; PatiPie; flamefront; onyx; ...
See also, from:

What is SPANISH for "flip flop?"
Help FReep JOHN KERRY in Los Angeles on CINCO de MAYO (5/5/04)

Kerry is Coming!! (California) ^ | May 2, 2004 | RonDog
Posted on 05/02/2004 6:46:35 PM PDT by RonDog

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To: RonDog

Flyers I'm bringing to the FREEPing of John Chancletero Kerry on Cinco de Mayo in East Los Angeles in the morning:

--snip --

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5 posted on 05/05/2004 3:28:03 AM PDT by RonDog
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See also, from:

"Kerry scores a perfect 10 flipflop" CARTOON by Linda Eddy ^ | 5/1/2004 | IPWGOP

Posted on 05/01/2004 2:53:34 PM PDT by IPWGOP

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"A perfect 10 FlipFlop"

John Kerry political cartoon.

May 1, 2004...

When it comes to flipflopping Sen. John Kerry just took a 10 out of 10 in style, performance and substance.

Kerry now admits that weapons of mass destruction may still be found. Oh my, how does he reconcile such statements as: "George Bush sold us on going to war with Iraq based on the threat of weapons of mass destruction. But we still haven't found them."

He has frequently stated that, "We were misled about weapons of mass destruction." But this week in an interview with Chris Matthews, ABC’s “Hardball”, Kerry offered this statement regarding WMDs:

KERRY:  It appears, as they peel away the weapons of mass destruction issue—and we may yet find them, Chris.  Look, I want to make it clear.  Who knows if a month from now, three months from now, you find some weapons?  You may.

[read “Hardball” Kerry interview transcript]

CLICK HERE for the rest of that thread

6 posted on 05/05/2004 3:31:13 AM PDT by RonDog
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To: RonDog
Oscar Gutierrez to lead "Flip Flops for the FLIPPER" anti-Kerry rally in East Los Angeles (5/5)
See also, from
C24229-12, President Reagan holding "The Gipper" jersey at a Campaign rally in Endicott, New York. 9/12/84.

7 posted on 05/05/2004 3:54:56 AM PDT by RonDog
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To: RonDog
Ah that figures. A FReep during daylight hours and I'm picking up my daughter because the apt. building is being fumigated. It's ant season :-( I'd take her with me, but she's watching her niece. Terrible twos.

I'm looking forward to the pics and hope you all get some tv coverage. Have fun!
8 posted on 05/05/2004 6:02:29 AM PDT by TheSpottedOwl (Torrance of the flying monkeys)
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To: RonDog
WOO HOO!! new starting time!
To tell the truth, I was kind of worried I wouldn't make it; to this moment, I haven't written anything on my giant "chancleta" (32 inches long).
9 posted on 05/05/2004 6:39:38 AM PDT by markv840
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To: RonDog
Kerry my "flip-flop," but the slipper always comes to rest on the liberal side! Too bad the American voters cannot yet see that.
10 posted on 05/05/2004 6:55:44 AM PDT by Theodore R. (When will they ever learn?)
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To: TheSpottedOwl
We will MISS you. :(
FWIW, the Kerry people already consider this event OVER. :o)
Note the time that this press release was posted.


Kerry Says Will Strengthen America by Ensuring Educational Opportunity for All Children

5/5/2004 9:03:00 AM

To: National Desk, Politics Reporter

Contact: Laura Capps of John Kerry for President, 202-712-3000, Web:

LOS ANGELES, May 5 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Speaking at a Cinco de Mayo celebration at Woodrow Wilson High School in Los Angeles today, Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry said he will strengthen America by ensuring every child from every corner of this nation has the chance to receive a quality education. "Today, when I travel across America and look into the eyes of young people, I see that they believe in their future," Kerry said. "I see hope. And I'll tell you what -- when I'm President, if you believe in yourself enough to work hard and do what's right -- your country will believe in you, and you'll be going to good schools, with good teachers and have every opportunity to succeed in America."

On the second day of his three day swing through New Mexico and California to talk about the importance of a President who will fight for a good education for every child, Kerry reminded his audience how the President campaigned promising to "leave no child behind" and to end the "soft bigotry of low expectations." Unfortunately, as Kerry detailed, George Bush has broken his promise.

In particular, Kerry noted that Hispanic students face a number of challenges when it comes to education and that they have been let down by President Bush. Nearly 50 percent of Hispanic young people do not graduate high school, and Hispanic 13-year olds score significantly lower than other students in reading and math proficiency tests. These disparities in education present a serious, lifelong challenge, as Hispanic students are one-third as likely to graduate college and reap the rewards, like higher salaries, that come with a college degree.

Instead of helping to bridge this gap, Kerry said that George Bush has failed to fully fund No Child Left Behind (NCLB), proposed three freezes and one cut to bilingual education programs and failed to pass the DREAM Act, a bill Kerry co-sponsored which would allow high school graduates who are immigrants to attend college and get on the path to citizenship.

"Any parent, teacher, or student who's been in a classroom lately knows that when it comes to education in America, we can do better and be stronger," Kerry said. "But maybe President Bush has been playing hooky for too long, because he just doesn't agree. He thinks we're providing just enough opportunity for education in this country, and he's campaigning on the promise that he won't change a thing. The truth is, when it comes to education, we need to expand the reach of opportunity to young Americans of every color and every background from every corner of this country."

Kerry today pledged to strengthen education in America and said he will take steps to ensure all of our children receive a quality education that allows them to reach their God-given potential.

"We need real resources to back up real reform so that we can have real results," Kerry said. "No more crumbling schools. No more overstuffed classrooms. No more outdated textbooks. And no more calling for standards and reforms and sticking our states with the bill. We're going to get this done right because we know that empty rhetoric leads to empty dreams and we won't let that happen in our America."

To improve all of America's schools, Kerry will fully fund NCLB by investing in an education trust fund. This will give schools the resources they need to hire great teachers and reduce class sizes. Kerry will also take steps to involve parents in their children's education and make school construction a priority because so many of our schools are falling down.

To help increase high school graduation rates, Kerry has a plan that will increase graduates by 1 million students over five years. The plan will ensure students come to high school prepared to succeed, break up failing high schools into smaller schools and make sure students are properly challenged with a curriculum that prepares them for school and work.

And to make sure students have the chance to go to college when they graduate high school, Kerry will offer middle-class families $50 billion in tax cuts for college tuition and his national service plan will offer any student willing to serve their country help paying for school in return. Called "Service for College," Kerry's initiative will offer young people who agree to serve for two years in one of America's toughest and most important jobs four years of tuition at a public university in return.

Kerry was joined at today's event by Congresswoman Hilda Solis, Councilman Antonio Villaraigosa and his wife Teresa.


Paid for by John Kerry for President, Inc.


/© 2004 U.S. Newswire 202-347-2770/

11 posted on 05/05/2004 6:56:33 AM PDT by RonDog
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To: markv840
WOO HOO!! new starting time!
As I understand it, the Kerry campaign is even now STILL directing all of their "little people" to arrive at 8 am - to go through security, etc. - in preparation for their audience with the Great One himself...
...but my sources now tell me that "Senator Flip Flop" will not arrive until after 11 am.... their people - and the MEDIA - will soon be BORED SILLY, and TIRED of WAITING, imho.
So OUR crazy antics, with DOZENS of clapping "flip flops" - plus inflatable "Flipper" DOLPHINS, and clever SIGNS - will be the only game in town, as it were. :o)
And, since WE will be OUTSIDE the building, we do NOT need to be there so early. :o)
We are not yet sure EXACTLY where we will be, or HOW we will interact with the media, but Oscar Gutierrez is already on scene, and I will join him in an hour or so, to do some advance "re-con."
This FReep has the potential to be a MAJOR embarrassment to the Kerry crowd.
We seem to have caught them TOTALLY UNPREPARED for the level of opposition that they will encounter. :o)

12 posted on 05/05/2004 7:13:21 AM PDT by RonDog
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To: RonDog

Just a gigolo

13 posted on 05/05/2004 7:33:03 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is ONLY ONE good Democrat: one that has just been voted OUT of POWER ! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: MeekOneGOP
Just a gigolo.
Just a FRENCH gigolo. :o)
It is fitting that we celebrate today the anniversary of a major FRENCH defeat by an army from Mexico...
14 posted on 05/05/2004 7:45:12 AM PDT by RonDog
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To: Jim Robinson; Prime Choice
See also, from:

Kerry criticized for French connection [FReeper quoted]
Boston Globe ^ | 4/12/2004 | By Susan Milligan, Globe Staff
Posted on 04/12/2004 12:51:21 AM PDT by Jim Robinson

WASHINGTON -- As the presidential race gets tighter and nastier, the F-word has increasingly crept into attacks against presumptive Democratic nominee John F. Kerry.

It has made its way into comments by the House majority leader, onto Internet blogs, and onto the Republican National Committee's website. It has shown up on sweatshirts and T-shirts, and been thrown around in columns by nationally known conservative writers.

Kerry, his foes complain, might as well be French.

"The French believe John Kerry has `a certain elegance,' " sneers a contributor to the website, over unflattering pictures of the Massachusetts senator playing ping-pong, catching a football, and throwing a baseball. "Of course, the French also think Jerry Lewis is a comic genius. Think about it," the satirical posting says.

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To: cardinal4

Jaques Kerry-bringing America under the UNs and France's yoke...

Yeah, he's pretty transparent about that.

8 posted on 04/12/2004 1:35:13 AM PDT by Prime Choice (Leftists claim Bush is a terrorist. So why aren't they trying to appease him?)
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15 posted on 05/05/2004 7:51:11 AM PDT by RonDog
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To: RonDog
LOL ! JustAmy posted this on her thread today:

Most people don't know that back in 1912, Hellmann's mayonnaise was manufactured in England. In fact, the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico, which was to be the next port of call for the great ship after its stop in New York.

This would have been the largest single shipment of mayonnaise ever delivered to Mexico....

But as we know....the great ship did not make it to New York....The ship hit an iceberg and sank....and the cargo was forever lost....

The people of Mexico, who were crazy about mayonnaise, and were eagerly awaiting its delivery....were disconsolate at the loss....

Their anguish was so great, that they declared a National Day of Mourning which they still observe to this day....

The National Day of Mourning occurs each year on May 5th....and is known....of Sinko de Mayo....

Groan .... I know, I know but it was the best I could do!!

16 posted on 05/05/2004 7:56:35 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is ONLY ONE good Democrat: one that has just been voted OUT of POWER ! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: JulieRNR21; jmstein7
See also, from:

Time to Go Back on the Offensive -- Immediately!
Self | 4-11-04 | jmstein7

Posted on 04/11/2004 12:20:14 PM PDT by jmstein7

Time to Go Back on the Offensive -- Immediately!

The Democrat strategy is clear -- keep the focus off Kerry for as long as possible; keep Kerry under the radar and out of the view of voters for as long as possible.  That's what all the Richard Clarke, 9/11 Commission, Condi Rice garbage is all about.  And we have to stop it now...

-- snip --

The only way to win is to set the agenda.  The spotlight must be re-focused on Kerry as soon as possible.  We need to stop letting ourselves get distracted... - jmstein7

-- snip --

I [RonDog] should have a giant version of THIS sign back from the printer soon:

Image created by JulieRNR21
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17 posted on 05/05/2004 8:07:12 AM PDT by RonDog
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To: MeekOneGOP; chadsworth; notpoliticallycorewrecked; ladyinred; JustAmy
See also, from:
Op.Infinite Freep: Fresno Support our Troops/President Rally for 04/09/04

Chadworth worked the crowd with his famous layered message board.

He also provided our rally with a HUGE pair of flip-flops to let the Kerry crowd know what to expect from their candidate in the future...

That would be THESE wonderful images:

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Flip Flop Kerry Sign.

18 posted on 05/05/2004 8:11:07 AM PDT by RonDog
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To: RonDog
I love that post.
19 posted on 05/05/2004 8:14:03 AM PDT by jmstein7 (Real Men Don't Need Chunks of Government Metal on Their Chests to be Heroes)
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To: RonDog
I'll miss you all too. I have a lovely pair of purple flip flops :-)

As for the press this damage control to counter the actual speech Kerry will give? He can't talk straight in a controlled enviroment, nevermind in public while he's getting FReeped. Hehe...

Speaking of the contents of this press release, I have kids in public school. Kerry is blowing smoke up everyone's rear end. The only way to increase literacy is to go back to the old ways. Do you think Americans of Hispanic descent got special treatment back then? Nope, no immigrants did, and they are productive citizens, homeowners, and business owners. Kerry is pandering to people he could give a rat's ass about.

Norm's Revenge posted a piece about Kerry's grandiose schemes about "improving" public schools (he'll contradict himself when he addresses rich white folks), earlier.

I have an idea, but I barely know any Spanish, so it's up to someone who is fluent. Find Spanish language news websites. Go on the forums, or see if one can post an article with pics of Kerry's houses vs Bush's Crawford Ranch house. Post all those pics of Kerry riding his expensive bike(and eating pavement), driving in the "family SUV", snowboarding and falling on his butt. I wonder what Hispanic men would think about having a president who lives off rich women?

Then show George Bush riding his horse doing chores, fishing, hanging out with his family. We should also help them out by translating the Swift Boat articles, and his role in giving aid and comfort to the enemy during VietNam. How do you say, "do you know who I am"?, in Spanish?

I'm trying to remember the big Spanish speaking TV channel here in LA, but can't recall at the moment. Don't mind me, but his condescending attitude ranks right up there with his military service and political record. He stinks.
20 posted on 05/05/2004 9:33:25 AM PDT by TheSpottedOwl (Torrance of the flying monkeys)
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