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Occupy-ers: This is our "Valley Forge moment" (Groan!)
CBS News / The Associated Press ^ | October 28, 2011

Posted on 10/28/2011 11:11:24 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Anti-Wall Street protesters around the U.S. who are vowing to stand their ground against the police and politicians are also digging in against a different kind of adversary: cold weather.

With the temperature dropping, they are stockpiling donated coats, blankets and scarves, trying to secure cots and military-grade tents, and getting survival tips from the homeless people who have joined their encampments.

"Everyone's been calling it our Valley Forge moment," said Michael McCarthy, a former Navy medic in Providence. "Everybody thought that George Washington couldn't possibly survive in the Northeast." Valley Forge in Pennsylvania was the site of the Continental Army's winter camp during the Revolutionary War....

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; Politics; Weather
KEYWORDS: hippies; occupy; occupywallstreet
For them to compare themselves to our soldiers at Valley Forge is beyond the pale. I cannot tell you how angry I am.
1 posted on 10/28/2011 11:11:29 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
For them to compare themselves to our soldiers at Valley Forge is beyond the pale. I cannot tell you how angry I am Agreed.
2 posted on 10/28/2011 11:16:21 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; xzins; The Shrew; Interesting Times; Lurker; CodeToad
I saw this coming from week one. And the willing dupes of the MSM will cover them as if they are at Valley Forge. The occupiers will be portrayed like Ghandis and Mother Theresas, “standing up to greedy corporate bosses,” etc etc ad nauseum.

The script for this was written long ago. As a novelist, I can tell you the next chapters. I wrote all about them in my novels, especially my third novel. I didn't have to be particularly prescient, I just had to look at the last 20 times this play has run.

This is an old, old screenplay, and all the players are in place. The wounded ex-Marine is their new martyr. Etc. Hand me a barf bag, we have seen it all before. Maybe John Kerry will come out and show them how to throw medals over a fence.

3 posted on 10/28/2011 11:19:58 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
More like the Napoleon invading Russia moment. He went in with half a million and came back out with tens of thousands left alive.
4 posted on 10/28/2011 11:24:23 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Compare "Delay is preferable to error" - Thomas Jefferson // "Pass this bill now!" - Barack Obama)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t remember seeing pot, bongos and iPods in the historical paintings of Valley Forge. I do remember seeing patriots dressed in rags whose skin was cracked and bleeding because of how cold it was. And they didn’t have mommies and daddies to run home to when it got too bad.


5 posted on 10/28/2011 11:37:54 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Travis McGee

So whos fault will it be when one of these kids dies of exposure?


6 posted on 10/28/2011 11:47:21 AM PDT by Samurai_Jack (ride out and confront the evil!)
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To: KarlInOhio
This famous chart tells the whole sorry tale:


7 posted on 10/28/2011 11:54:13 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Samurai_Jack
So who's fault will it be when one of these kids dies of exposure?

One can only hope, but if one of the little scum does succumb to the angel of death, I'll take the blame because God will have answered one of my prayers.

I don't think God will grant that kind of a mean spirited prayer, but why not try?

8 posted on 10/28/2011 11:54:24 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the Terrorists Savages)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obviously not too many former Scouts.


9 posted on 10/28/2011 11:56:09 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: ColdOne

Somehow I don’t think these little pot smoking college kids are going to fare too well in the freezing rain and snow. I give it 48 hours before they all head home to Mom and Dad’s basement.


10 posted on 10/28/2011 11:58:05 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Samurai_Jack

They won’t. The tents will be empty at night, the professional protestors staying at area hotels, courtesy of the 200K+ slush fund they are running from internet donations.


11 posted on 10/28/2011 12:01:23 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
They're already doing that in London.

The thermal images that prove 90% of tents in the Occupy camp in London are left EMPTY overnight

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2798130/posts
12 posted on 10/28/2011 12:10:22 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Georgia Girl 2

I agree.


13 posted on 10/28/2011 12:13:57 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: KarlInOhio

More like their Valley Girl Moment. Insipid scum.


14 posted on 10/28/2011 12:15:35 PM PDT by Inwoodian
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Valley Forge? ROTFL!

I predict “Occupy Wall Street” will go the way of the “Poor People’s March” of 1968 and the “Great Peace March” of 1986. Both of these protests were heavily promoted by the loons on the Left and got a lot of media coverage, yet they quickly fizzled out when the weather turned wet.


15 posted on 10/28/2011 12:20:01 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When OWS freeloaders start eating their shoes because they are starving, sleeping in snow and ice with only the clothes on their backs and marching hours with bloody feet in the snow and ice in sub-freezing temps to fight for liberty’s cause THEN and only THEN will I be impressed.

Until then.... they shouldn’t be mentioned in the same breath as our revolutionary soldiers.


16 posted on 10/28/2011 12:22:23 PM PDT by Texas56
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Psst Occupiers:

If you want to make it your Valey Forge moment - do this:

leave your down LL BEAN Jackets and warm clothing home and see if you can survive without food and warm clothing!!

19 posted on 10/28/2011 12:54:02 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Cain/West 2012....what would the RACISTS LIBERALS say???)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Those at Valley Forge were heroes. They SACRIFICED everything to bring about a Country based on FAITH FREEDOM and LIBERTY. The riff raff in the parks have NOTHING in common with those at Valley Forge. In fact they mostly would destroy what the Valley Forgers brought about...........


20 posted on 10/28/2011 1:45:47 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Those at Valley Forge were heroes. They SACRIFICED everything to bring about a Country based on FAITH FREEDOM and LIBERTY. The riff raff in the parks have NOTHING in common with those at Valley Forge. In fact they mostly would destroy what the Valley Forgers brought about...........


21 posted on 10/28/2011 1:46:36 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The soliders at Vally Forge:

(1) had guns to fight with
(2) prayed to God for guidance
(3) had a great leader (Washington)
(4) knew what they were fighting for (independence from England)


22 posted on 10/28/2011 2:04:08 PM PDT by Brookhaven (I believe in the seperation of school and state)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I certainly hope so...I’d like to see them freeze their pussy asses off.


23 posted on 10/28/2011 2:05:13 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

My daughter, as part of a project, found a letter written by a doctor at Vally Forge complaining that the men’s health was suffering due to a shortage of rum.


24 posted on 10/28/2011 2:12:58 PM PDT by Brookhaven (I believe in the seperation of school and state)
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To: Samurai_Jack

IMHO, the powers that be on the left are hoping for a “Kent State” moment.


25 posted on 10/28/2011 2:16:39 PM PDT by Brookhaven (I believe in the seperation of school and state)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
With the temperature dropping, they are stockpiling donated coats, blankets and scarves, trying to secure cots and military-grade tents, and getting survival tips from the homeless people who have joined their encampments.

This infuriates me. How many truly needy people could use those coats and scarves this winter? Meanwhile these pampered brats are playing at being revolutionaries on someone else's dime.

26 posted on 10/28/2011 2:26:31 PM PDT by Rainbow Rising (I'm sick and tired of hearing about Warren Buffet's secretary.)
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