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Going to miss the WTO in Cancun? Here's an alternative event

Annual Freeper Rally/Gathering in Fresno Sept. 12th & 13th 2003
If you are going to miss the WTO ministorial in Cancun here is an alternative: Lets counter the counter-protesters.

We already have many people committed to attending and disrupting the Freeper annual picnic thrown by www.Freerepublic owner Jim Robinson. We are hoping to see as many people as possible show up to disrupt their little gathering. Should be a lot of fun.

The Fresno chapter of www.freerepublic.com members is throwing their annual picnic sept. 13th and 14th in Fresno. The Freerepublic network is based in and operates out of Fresno, under the control of owner Jim Robinson. The Freerepublic is the largest, busiest, and most widely read political forum in the world, with around 100,000 members. Membership is comprised largely of right wing GOP and other militant right-wingers.
DO NOT underestimate the power of the Freerepublic. It is a major organizing tool of the GOP party and right-wing thought throughout the US and overseas.

Freerepublic members are anti-gay, anti-immigrant, anti-peace and justice, and anti-environmental. These are the people who organize counter-protests throughout the country to many progressive causes, including anti-war protests of the past two years.

Freepwatch suggests activists register an account at www.FreeRepublic.com and actively disrupt the website. Disruption of the FreeRepublic network will help to stop their GOP fundraising and Republican organizing for the 2004 election. Show no mercy.

Here is an announcment posted by Jim Robinson himself regarding the annual Rally and picnic. More information on this event will be posted soon.


Announcing the 2nd annual tailgate and rally-sept. 12th and 13th

The Fresno/Central Valley Chapter cordially invites one and all to our second annual Fresno Tailgate and Rally on Friday and Saturday, September 12th and 13th, 2003.

Our rally will begin at 5:00 pm and end at 7:00 pm Friday night, at the corner of Blackstone and Shaw in Fresno. Afterwards, the group will retire for dinner and refreshments at the nearby Ramada Inn.

Our tailgate pot-luck picnic will be at Woodward Park on Saturday, September 13th. We have the Mountain View Picnic Area from 3:00 pm until 10:00 pm.

The entrance to Woodward Park is on Audubon Drive, just off Freeway 41 on the northern edge of Fresno. The Mountain View Pinic Shelter is near the center of the park and is the second parking lot on the left from the Audubon entrance.
Bring your flags, banners, signs, family and children. Prepare to support your country and enjoy the company of your good FReeper friends!

No mercy! 01.Sep.2003 18:30

Top Ramen Shaman

Sounds like fun, these folks need a little razzing. Hopefully someone will remember to bring the water balloons.

Thread on Freerepublic 01.Sep.2003 19:33

Gomer Pyle USMC

There is a thread on Freerepublic about this already. Here's the comments of the Grand Wizard Jim Robinson himself:

To: Bob J

Might think about hard ball this year. Bring your own bat.

115 posted on 09/01/2003 4:45 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Conservative by nature... Republican by spirit... Patriot by heart... AND... ANTI-Liberal by GOD!)