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Quiz 2. “ Dan’s Bake Sale. ”

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Sir Loin

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Quiz 2. “ Dan’s Bake Sale. ”
An example of “True Conservatism “ at it’s finest!!

What was “ Dan’s Bake Sale. ” ?
How did it get started and by whom?
What was the end result of “ Dan’s Bake Sale. ”?

If you understand “ Dan’s Bake Sale. ” you will understand True Conservatism and therefore me.
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Instead of waiting for a leader to emerge, conservatives took it upon themselves to make a statement.
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No one who was at Dan’s Bake Sale could avoid talking about the crowd. It was made up of every demographic possible. I believe the crowd probably numbered 50,000 to 60,000. In the middle of the day, air traffic was reporting a seven-mile-long bus caravan moving slowly in heavy traffic between Denver and Ft. Collins. Traffic into town was backed up for miles and hours, according to other reports, and cars were directed to out-of-town parking where free bus service was provided into town. From early morning until late afternoon, downtown was jammed.

It was an extraordinarily well-behaved group. Every city official and police officer commented on it. There was not a single incident of vandalism nor a single arrest. There was no clean up problem; most litter was neatly centralized around overflowing dumpsters. Later reports said the clean-up crew was completely finished by 6 p.m., a record two hours after the advertised end of the event.

If there were liberals there, they were quiet as Republicans at Hyannisport. Dan’s Bake Sale. Fort Collins, Colorado, Old Town Square. May 22, 1993. Tens of thousands of Rush listeners were there, from all over the U.S. and the world. Local newspaper headlines proclaim 20,000-plus. No way – the number had to have been double or triple. They started arriving in the Ft. Collins area as early as a week before, in chartered and private planes, buses, cars, vans, and R.V.s, like your dad and me. Some even came by bicycle. They came alone and they came in caravans.

Maybe you don’t know how Dan’s Bake Sale came about. A couple of months ago, Dan Kay called Rush’s show and mentioned an issue of the Limbaugh Newsletter which had been, in violation of copyright laws, copied for him by a friend. When asked why he didn’t have his own subscription, Dan replied that his wife said their budget wouldn’t allow the necessary $29.95. Rush nearly capitulated to giving Dan a subscription, but finally said he couldn’t do it, that to give the subscription away would only make Dan a “dependent ward of the EIB radio network” and would inhibit his drive to “be the best he could be.”

Rush then hit upon the idea of Dan’s Bake Sale, satirically following the fad of elementary school children holding bake sales to reduce the national deficit.

The suggestion was instantly and gleefully embraced by the millions of listeners of EIB (Excellence In Broadcasting, Rush’s network), many of whom called within minutes with offers of help. From there – a card table on a street corner – Dan’s Bake Sale grew, and the card table became 70 vendor booths in the city’s Old Town Square.

The crowds that came were the most colorful, happy bunch you can imagine. Their cars, trucks, vans, whatever, were covered with signs. “Rushing to Dan’s Bake Sale.” “Dan’s Bake Sale or Bust.” “1,200 Miles to Buy a Cookie.” Their kids, and there were hundreds, wore hats, and t-shirts with every kind of conservative message. There was even one baby boy in a stroller complete with a sign, “Rush Look-alike,” and he certainly was a chubby, round-faced, alert miniature Rush Limbaugh.


read more at:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2256128/posts

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I didn't know about this event...but I enjoy learning new things
(just can't remember them all.) Very interesting.
This was pretty neat~the way it
started and the way it was carried out. Too bad the OWS people
can't understand there is a wrong way and a right way to do things.
But then liberals have never figured it out, so I guess there should
be no surprise that their movement is turning into a mob.
 

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For those of you who don’t like to read:
See in order:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_maXLUDB4k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIX94xyYKtw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGFeK2IuYIQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJD4v-_souA
 

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You can listen to Rush daily noon to 3 PM on your radio or computer

Go: http://www.talkradiotime.com/ to find your local station.

I use: http://www.iheart.com/#/live/2145/?autoplay=true

SL
 

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