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LIVE Report From Crawford (3,000 folks now and STILL COMING!)
Basil in Crawford | 8-27-05 | TxBubba

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.

TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Breaking News; US: Texas; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aar; bush; caravan; cindysheehan; crawford; hatchapter; hotchapter; militaryfamilies; moveamericaforward; saltoftheearth; supportourtroops; texas; thankyoufr; troops
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To: McGavin999
Fox is sensitive to the rantings of the left saying "conservative news.. conservative news!!!" Fox isn't going to cover anything until someone else does. It is what it is....
661 posted on 08/27/2005 12:57:51 PM PDT by Diva Betsy Ross (Code pink stinks!)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

They should have sent Ollie North.

662 posted on 08/27/2005 12:58:01 PM PDT by Andy'smom
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To: MinuteGal

I called and left a message asking them to show the pro troops/pro President rally!

663 posted on 08/27/2005 12:58:01 PM PDT by trussell (Prayers for the children!)
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To: W04Man

Fox is part of the elite NY media now, they report for each other after they get established.

For the most part, their news coverage is the same as the rest of the pack.

664 posted on 08/27/2005 12:58:05 PM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: McLynnan

My older brother retired to Georgetown about five years ago. What a great town and area.

665 posted on 08/27/2005 12:58:05 PM PDT by doug from upland (The Hillary documentary is coming -- INDICTING HILLARY)
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To: Guenevere
They are caught off guard because they see what they want to see. They heard about it, but thought it was just a few fringe groups, not regular people. They heard thousands and figured a few hundred.

It is all about what they THINK the American people believe. Just remember, the famous anecdote about a reporter who said she couldn't believe Nixon won because she didn't know anyone who had voted for him?

Well, this is the support the troops equivalent. "How can there be three thousand? I don't' know anyone who supports this mission or the president."

That's my theory based on years of being a news junkie and laughing about what they are surprised by.
666 posted on 08/27/2005 12:58:43 PM PDT by pollyannaish
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To: SandyInSeattle

A special message for some special people.

667 posted on 08/27/2005 12:58:46 PM PDT by OSHA (I've got a hole in my head too, but that's beside the point.)
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To: Indy Pendance
I've given up on FNC and will not go back after this BS they pulled today.

I have TV for SPEED Channel/Military Channel/FoodTV the rest is of no use when FR is here to get the truth from.


668 posted on 08/27/2005 12:58:46 PM PDT by ChefKeith ( If Diplomacy worked, then we would be sitting here talking...)
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To: Seattle Conservative
Of course, we believe in entrepreneurship, capitalism, and free enterprise :-)


669 posted on 08/27/2005 12:58:56 PM PDT by Mister Baredog ((Minuteman at heart, couch potato in reality))
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To: Leapofaith

Please tell them ALL THANK YOU, that we LOVE them ALL, and pray for them daily!!!


670 posted on 08/27/2005 12:58:58 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Preserve America... kill terrorists... destroy dims!)
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To: McGavin999
when the only advertising they had was the Onion Blossom,

LOL. I had forgotten all about that.

671 posted on 08/27/2005 12:59:03 PM PDT by Bahbah (Air America: kids-for-kilowatts)
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To: Leapofaith

Ihave written them at least 10 emails in the last hour! the three main email addresses, to the fox news live email address, and the fox news live weekend show as well. I can't believe they are reporting on some obscure "weed war" story and not reporting on the support the troops rally. I'm more than disappointed. I sent Brit an email as well, letting him know how disappointed I am in FNC for not showing this event.

672 posted on 08/27/2005 12:59:07 PM PDT by Laverne
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I have been watching Fox and CNN, neither are covering the rally. Fox is dead as far as I am concerned.

673 posted on 08/27/2005 12:59:20 PM PDT by walkertoad
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To: TXBubba

Wonderful! God bless everyone who can go. Fabulous!!!

674 posted on 08/27/2005 12:59:47 PM PDT by hershey
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To: tgslTakoma
Exactly. I think people should cool it, be calm about the coverage. I don't profess to be an expert by any means, but I have been around people in the news business. The on-scene media right now is shooting footage, doing interviews, and is on-hand for other developments as the day progresses. They then have to go through all what they've been gathering and make it into a viewable package, which can take a fair amount of work and time to do in itself. Then the networks are (competitively) going to commence running the story on their main newscasts, possibly throughout the rest of the weekend. Coverage by local stations is probably going to surpass that of the national level, so it'd be good to keep an eye on what they may post on the 'net later.

675 posted on 08/27/2005 1:00:07 PM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! !)
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To: ChefKeith

I couldn't have said it better myself.

676 posted on 08/27/2005 1:00:14 PM PDT by Wormwood (Iä! Iä! Cthulhu fhtagn!)
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To: NickatNite2003
Ok, let's say 400. We have around 3000. About 13%.

Sounds good to me!
677 posted on 08/27/2005 1:01:05 PM PDT by pollyannaish
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To: lapsus calami

Thank you Lapsus - that is kind of what I have been thinking as well...besides, I really wouldn't expect to see much until this evening.

678 posted on 08/27/2005 1:01:14 PM PDT by Alkhin (
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To: GOP-Pat; McGavin999
Just e-mailed Fox. This is preposterous!

Cindy's face has been on their news coverage incessantly, and yet this major news event is not covered live.


679 posted on 08/27/2005 1:01:15 PM PDT by ohioWfan (If my people which are called by my name will humble themselves and pray......)
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To: TXBubba; mware; All; joanie-f; Dukie; Squantos; JohnHuang2; RobFromGa; k.trujillo; Travis McGee; ...
Some pics from today's events...where over 3000 people came from all over the nation to support our troops and their mission in protest AGAINST the Cindy Sheehan anti-war, anti-American spectacle:

br> Jim Faulkner, a Vietnam veteran from San Antonio, holds a sign in support of the troops at a gathering of Pro-Bush supporters, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, in Crawford, Texas

Pro-Bush supporters picket in downtown Crawford, Texas, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005. Thousand of pro-Bush supporters are in Crawford to counter the supporters of Cindy Sheehan.

President Bush supporter Mark Voss chants for Cindy Sheehan supporter to take down the crosses along Prairie Chapel Road that leads to Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas

Jeb Leutwyler puts up a sign supporting U.S. President George W. Bush on a fence near Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas

Mark Voss, of Crawford, Texas, writes the names of those families who do not want their relatives memorial cross at the campsite for Cindy Sheehan, at a gathering of pro-Bush supporters in Crawford, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005. The crosses were removed from the makeshift memorials at Camp Casey

680 posted on 08/27/2005 1:01:30 PM PDT by Jeff Head (
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