Skip to comments.LIVE Report From Crawford (3,000 folks now and STILL COMING!)
Posted on 08/27/2005 10:02:40 AM PDT by TXBubba
Just talked to Basil on site in Crawford, Texas. Currently there are about 100 folks there helping to set up. They have not received word about the caravan arrival in Waco yet. JimRob is riding with the caravan. She thinks it might get to Crawford around 1:00 p.m.
Basil says the stage is set up, the sound system is excellent and they have hung the most beautiful banners overnighted by W04Man on the stage. A big thanks for the banners, they are much appreciated!
Someone arrived early and hung yellow ribbons everywhere.
They have an American flag that is about 50 feet by 40 feet. Children of military personnel serving in the Middle East have written notes to their parents on the stripes of this flag. A very touching thing to behold.
The HOT Chapter booth is being unloaded right now. The will sell buttons made by Angelwood to help off set costs.
Someone rented the Community Center for our use so there is access to AC. However, they also have 10 tents set up. And there is a Moonwalk for the kiddos.
To top everything else there is BBQ on the grill! Basil is the official taster and says it is great!
That is all the news I have at the moment. It is hard to get a cell phone connection to Crawford but when I hear more I will try to update everyone.
You wouldn't know it from TV, but this is what you see approaching the two camps.
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Have no doubt that she is paying the bills. Or rather MoveOn and/or CodePink are paying them for her, and more most likely.
Not to mention that our own Jim Robinson, FReeper #1, lives there. FR's servers are also there. (Hopefully well inland from the fault zones?)
I find my Texas State Rifle Association "Raging Bull" window sticker cuts down on that sort of thing. :)
And the sticker of the shied of the Army organization I support as a contractor doesn't hurt either, at least for anyone who knows what it is. (Can't post that one though)
Yes I DO! he is a very together young man. gives me hope that this nation will continue on, with men (and his friend who came from Tenn) leading the country. With the idiots on the other side, I KNOW who will turn out to be leaders.
I was out of town and couldn't go, I'm trying to read this thread of 3,324 and can only look at the pictures but your comment jumped out at me. Good job FREEPERS!
Yes, an apology was issued from the podium. Of course, like the announcement that the PWs were there and what their signs were like, it could not be heard by all the crowd. I could barely hear it at the front of the tent area.
Where the ones that would have been removed by the mothers still there, or could you tell from the pictures.
As you can see, at the first sign of a "disturbance" the vultures were on it like ducks on a June bug. Most of the folks in that picture are Media "Vultures", only a few are not.
Ahem. A sleeper troll?
The vets, that let their emotions over-rule their brains and confronted the Protest Warrior guys, where not FReepers. FReepers are well familiar with Protest Warrior signs - who doesn't remember "Belly Girl?" ;)
Why don't you take your slimy self back over to "War Cheerleaders" and stop violating FReepers' copyrights on your silly blog.
Question..tonight, as I was coming home around 9 P.M.or so, I think, I was listening to a liberal talk show host-randi rhodes (sp)- and she was discussing the Crawford rally with a caller.
She and the caller were agreeing that the pro-war folks (as they called us) were very rude and in trouble a lot. That they spun gravel with their big trucks onto the the cindistan folks and other things...that they were very rude, and that it was obvious the people in Crawford did NOT support the President because in only three pro-Bush signs were spotted in all of the neighborhoods they drove around...and that there were lots of signs saying 'We do not support you'....
I was thinking those signs meant the code pinkos and cindistani's, lol, when I heard this discussion on the radio.
Is this true?
Credit goes to jddrive who took it. (I did send him to get it though. :) ).
Could it have something to do with the wave of states passing "Shall issue" CHL laws? Couldn't have hurt.
The water is probably better. Some Gatorade or better yet one of the newer "sports" drinks with less sugar, along with lots of water would probably be better yet.
I know, I was inside for a few minutes after the rally ended when I took back a bunch of chairs. (8 to be exact) Should have taken more, but I was just to tuckered out. My buddy, who took 8 also, but all at once, said he started to get dizzy carrying his load over. (I did mine in two trips).
Yeh, the vultures really swarmed what they thought was something they could (and did!) use against us.
As I suspected. Way too many people poured in when the "Convoy" arrived. And continued to pour in for some time after wards.
If it was digital, most of it went into the old bit bucket. If it was analog, File 13, aka "the Round File". IOW, it got spiked at the editor's desks.
Technically, under the strict rules of flag etiquette, it was improper. But how can making something to send the message to the troops (which is where that flag that was written on was headed) somehow be "desecrating" the flag? I'd say it was being honored.
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