Skip to comments.pre-FReep info: Kerry/Streisand fundraiser in L.A. [Disney Concert Hall] THURSDAY (6/24) 6pm
Posted on 06/20/2004 5:55:54 PM PDT by RonDog
From Yahoo! MAPS:
Here is a ROUGH DRAFT of our proposed press release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 21, 2004Schwarzenegger Supporters to Confront John Kerry
at Streisand fundraiser (6/24)
Los Angeles -
Members of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Free Republic Network (also known as the "Hollywood Resistance Force") plan to join other local supporters of President George Bush and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on THURSDAY, June 24 at 6 p.m., as they protest Barbra Streisand, Neil Diamond, Billy Crystal and Willie Nelson outside a "ten thousand dollar per couple" fundraiser for John Kerry at the Walt Disney Concert Hall--which was originally scheduled for the week after President Reagan died.
Carrying large signs that say "OUR GOVERNOR can beat up YOUR CANDIDATE!" and "Reagan was The GIPPER, but Kerry is The FLIPPER!" they intend to contrast Kerry's irritating tendency to "flip flop" his positions on important national issues with Schwarzenegger's "tough guy" persona crafted from his roles in action-adventure movies like the "Terminator." "We support President Bush," says L.A. FRN Chapter Vice President Ron Smith. "And, we believe that Governor Schwarzenegger shares President Reagan's gift for energizing Californians with a clear vision that will help President Bush 'terminate' Kerry's political aspirations."
"If America had listened to John Kerry," he continues, "Saddam Hussein would still be in KUWAIT right now, rather than being in CAPTIVITY. Kerry even voted against the FIRST Gulf War." Carrying a sign that says "Only 'FOREIGN' Leaders (like SADDAM) like John Kerry!" and wearing a rubber Saddam mask, Smith adds, "These 'Stars for Kerry' may have MUSICAL talent, but POLITICALLY, they are dangerously naive. Unlike Streisand, Schwarzenegger (like Reagan before him) has had the courage to subject HIS political opinions to vigorous public debate--at the ballot box, not just at the box office." In the words of nationally-syndicated talk radio host Laura Ingraham's recent book, those who support Governor Schwarzenegger and President Bush believe that these misguided "Stars for Kerry" should just "Shut Up, and SING!"
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The Dinsey Fairy chimes: VOTE FOR THE RATS!
It will therefore be visited by many LURKERS, and "not-yet-FReepers."So, please keep any NON-FReep-related posts on this thread to a minimum. ;o)
In particular, if you would like to re-fight the last election, or to discuss the relative merits of using a "RINO" like Arnold as a blunt instrument with which to attack John Kerry.....please join THIS slugfest, already in progress:
GOP has star-power dilemma: How will party use Schwarzenegger?
[Kerry vs. Arnold?]
Posted by RonDog
On News/Activism 06/18/2004 3:59:50 PM PDT with 313 comments
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 19, 2004 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
DISNEY CONCERT HALL
I propose that we meet at the corner of First and Grand - no later than 6 p.m.
I will (of course) arrive early, to check in with the Secret Service, and local authorities.As they say in the DC Chapter, "No tear gas necessary; we're CONSERVATIVES."
The Disney Fairy chimes: VOTE FOR THE RATS!LOL!
HERE is the photo-friendly venue for this FReep, from ordinarybuildings.com:
- Architect: Frank Gehry
- Location: Los Angeles, California
- Completed: 2003
- Photo: Caleb Sawyer
...Carrying a sign that says "Only 'FOREIGN' Leaders (like SADDAM) like John Kerry!" and wearing a rubber Saddam mask...
...and carry THIS sign:
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 [aka Prime Choice] to the FreeRepublic.com 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...
-- snip --
from FReeper Prime Choice
hosted on www.sacredcowburgers.com
$10,000/couple FUNDRAISER!See also, from www.downtownnews.com:
Kerry Reschedules Disney Hall FundraiserThe Walt Disney Concert Hall sat quiet last Monday night, as Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry canceled a planned fundraiser, following the death of former President Ronald Reagan. Singer Barbara Streisand was scheduled to perform, along with Neil Diamond, Willie Nelson and Billy Crystal, for a host of the city's wealthiest denizens.
Organizers have rescheduled the gala for June 24 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $2,000 per person for the concert only,
$10,000 per couple for the dinner and concert, or
$25,000 per couple for preferred seating...
Barbra Streisand Neil DiamondAll of the "Hollywood Has-Beens" will be there. . .
Willie Nelson Billy Crystal
Ben Affleck * Warren Beatty and Annette Bening
Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen * Laurie and Larry David
Benicio del Toro * Robert DeNiro *Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman
Leonardo DiCaprio * Kirsten Dunst * Rob and Michele Reiner
Laurence Fishburne and Gina Torres * Dustin Hoffman * Ben StillerFor An Evening with
John Kerry and Friends
The MEDIA will be there. . .Will YOU be there?Please R.S.V.P.:- on this thread, or
- via FReep-mail, or
- via e-mail
In the words of nationally-syndicated talk radio host Laura Ingraham's recent book, those who support Governor Schwarzenegger and President Bush believe that these misguided "Stars for Kerry" should just "Shut Up, and SING!"That would be, of course, THIS classic admonition, from our good FRiend:
...as they protest Barbra Streisand, Neil Diamond...See also from the IAISND (I Am, I Said, Neil Diamond) website:
Streisand, Diamond to Sing for DemocratsAnd, from www.barbranews.com:
By Associated PressWASHINGTON Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond, who crooned the 1978 hit "You Don't Bring Me Flowers," will sing for John Kerry and the Democrats next month as a star-studded list of entertainers perform at two fund-raising concerts in New York and Los Angeles.
Streisand and Diamond will perform together for the first time in 24 years at the Los Angeles concert, the Democrats said.
Barbra and Neil may perform a 'You Don't Bring Me Flowers' Parody - but is to be confirmed.So...
...how about THIS sign?
HEY, NEIL & BARBRA!
"YOU DON'T BRING ME...
IN HONOR OF
JOHN "FLIP FLOP" KERRY
See also markv840's after-action report from John F'n Kerry's PREVIOUS visit to Los Angeles:
"YOU DON'T BRING ME...
After-action report: FReepers, "Flipper" - and "Flip Flop" Kerry in East Los Angeles (5/5)
Posted on 05/05/2004 5:13:09 PM PDT by markv840
Kerry event FReeped today outside Woodrow Wilson High School in East LA
First of all let me say thank you to all those who were present today for the FReeping; We did a GREAT job, considering we didn't have much time to prepare, and that today is a weekday. I must say, I was somewhat disapointed that "Mr. Kerry" didn't get to see us, but as I'm sure, RonDog, and other FReepers present will tell you, we still got noticed by everyone else.
The highlight of the FReeping was of course "FLIPPER" (the dolphin); This guy stood there in a dolphin suit for some two hours, and let me tell you, IT WAS VERY HOT, that poor guy... RonDog also had the GREAT idea of bringing some "flipper" balloons which got a lot of attention. We had a lot of home made signs, and a few Bush/Cheney signs and stickers provided by Mr.Oscar Gutierrez, who also did a great job talking to some of the media people who were present. The flip-flops were EVERYWHERE, From a Flip-Flop shaped sign, to a bag full of flip-flops for everyone on the back.
Nonsurprisingly, there was some people who were really angry about us "ruining their party", there was some yelling, and more middle fingers than I could count; at the same time, there were some who waved and honked horns, I never get tired of this.
GREAT JOB FReepers!!
P.S.: I will try to get you guys some pictures before the end of the day...
-- snip --Note the guy dressed in a "FLIPPER" costume, and the helium-filled "DOLPHIN" balloons ($6/each, inflated - from your local "Party City" store)......plus note the effectiveness of the LARGE BLOCK LETTERS on the signs.
Democrats Reschedule Kerry 2004 Victory ConcertsEast Coast PING!
Barbra Streisand, Billy Crystal, Neil Diamond, Willie Nelson To Perform In Honor of Kerry at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Thursday June 24
June 09, 2004
For Immediate Release
NY Concert rescheduled for July 8 at Radio City Music Hall
Performers to be announced next week
The Kerry campaign and the Democratic National Committee announced today that the Los Angeles concert originally scheduled for Monday June 7th to benefit the Kerry Victory Committee 2004" has been rescheduled for Thursday June 24, 2004 at 8:00 PM and the New York concert originally scheduled for Thursday June 10th has been rescheduled for Thursday July 8th.
The Los Angeles concert, now scheduled for June 24th, will feature Barbra Streisand, Neil Diamond, Willie Nelson, and Billy Crystal with an all star cast of celebrity presenters and performers to be announced at the Music Centers new venue Walt Disney Concert Hall.
The New York Concert on July 8th will be held at Radio City Music Hall. The roster of performers will be announced next week...
WE will soften him up out here on 6/24 . . .. . . so that YOU can finish him off back there on 7/8.:o)
FReep on! Bump back to the left coast.
I'm curious about parking. Where and how much? How early should one get there?
Also there is a pic from "Sacred Cow Burgers" showing George Bush roping and branding the DNC jackass. How hard would that be to turn into a poster? I'm going to try and make this FReep, as the 110 fwy has lights, and I think I can drive and not get lost going home ;-)
Schwarzenegger Supporters to Confront John Kerry at Streisand fundraiser (6/24)As I wrote in a recent e-mail blast:
Note: You do NOT have to be a "Schwarzenegger Supporter" to join us at this event. The benefits of the MEDIA coverage of the "Arnold vs. Kerry" theme of "OUR GOVERNOR can beat up YOUR CANDIDATE!" should outweigh any negatives from the "Arnold is not conservative enough" folks on OUR side, imho.
Also there is a pic from "Sacred Cow Burgers" showing George Bush roping and branding the DNC jackass.The original artwork was created by Cox & Forkum , but FReeper MeekOneGOP has a nice version of it hosted on his server:
How hard would that be to turn into a poster?
I think that if you DOWNLOAD that .jpg file to a floppy disk...
...and take that floppy disk to your local Kinkos, they can make you a nice (if somewhat EXPENSIVE) poster from it for you.
(RIGHT CLICK on the link above, and then
"Save Target As" a file on your "A" drive)
I'm curious about parking.The concert is scheduled to begin at 8 pm, so I would like to have the bulk of our forces in position outside the hall from 6 pm to about 8 pm.
Where and how much?
How early should one get there?
Security for this event should be INTENSE......and "rush hour" traffic in the downtown area at that time of day should be MISERABLE.
So, plan to arrive as early as possible.I understand that the parking lot under the Disney Concert Hall will be CLOSED to the public, for security reasons...
...but there are many OTHER (somewhat expensive, but SAFE) places to park nearby.Perhaps some "downtown regulars" can post their advice here.
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