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"Saddam Captured" Celebratory FReep in Philadelphia Today
After Action Report | 12/14/03 | Doctor Raoul

Posted on 12/14/2003 10:20:07 AM PST by Doctor Raoul

Having been awakened by a phone call that Saddam had been captured, the first thing that jumped into my mind was "City Line Avenue".

It was payback time for all the left wing looney tunes for their snarky remarks and unfounded wacko charges.

At about 9 am, I took up my position outside the local NBC affiliate and across from the ABC affiliate there on City Line Avenue. That the stations were there was just a bonus, the main reason is that the intersection sees thousands of cars per hour. It's a main traffic artery west from Philadelphia to the 'burbs. It feeds from US-1 and I-76. Lots of cars, trucks and buses.

And what did they see? Saddam Hussein in camo BDU shirt, with red shoulder boards, red beret and a belt of 30 caliber ammo across his chest. And oh yeah, bloody hands. His sign was simple, three lines, four words. First line was "SAVE ME" in black. Second and third lines were "VOTE DEMOCRAT" in red.

In the two and a half hours I spent on the corner, there were just two "Liberal IQ" salutes. The first one was from the first car that passed. At least the guy had some flair and delivered it sideways with style. The second guy in a red station wagon leaned all the way over to the passanger side and was shaking with rage.

But the overwhelming sentiment today was laughter at the democrats position. Being overcast with snow, rain and sleet, it was difficult to see in some cars, but those in which I could see, had a vast majority of smiles. There was a fair amount of thimbs up and horn honks, especially when a local TV camera showed up. People were honking, rolling down their windows and giving the thumbs up.

Whenever it was cold and I felt like leaving, there'd be another round of horn nonks and thumbs up, so I stayed longer than I expected. You forget the cold and the stiff fingers after that very quickly. If I hadn't consumed a 20 oz coffee on the way there, I would have stayed three and a half hours.



TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
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1 posted on 12/14/2003 10:20:07 AM PST by Doctor Raoul
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To: Doctor Raoul
The great thing about a Freep is that there is so MUCH good material on these threads!
2 posted on 12/14/2003 10:23:04 AM PST by Enterprise
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To: Doctor Raoul
Pased Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell on my way there (wrong turn) and there was a heavy security presence there.
3 posted on 12/14/2003 10:23:43 AM PST by Doctor Raoul (How can they call it a "Peace March" when they unconditionally support those who kill our soldiers?)
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To: Doctor Raoul
You rock.
4 posted on 12/14/2003 10:23:51 AM PST by sirshackleton
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To: Doctor Raoul
It was payback time for all the left wing looney tunes for their snarky remarks and unfounded wacko charges.

Such as?

5 posted on 12/14/2003 10:24:01 AM PST by lasereye
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To: Doctor Raoul
Good job!!
6 posted on 12/14/2003 10:24:09 AM PST by international american
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To: Doctor Raoul
As one born and raised in the Delaware Valley (and missing his Wawa), salute to you for going out in this mess to spread the word. Thank you!!
7 posted on 12/14/2003 10:24:23 AM PST by speedy
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To: Doctor Raoul
You've definitely got some cajones. I hear they beat-up Republicans in Philly:)
8 posted on 12/14/2003 10:25:15 AM PST by cwb
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To: Doctor Raoul
Great sign and good for you Doc! Wish I could have seen the guy shaking with rage!!! Hope you laughed in his face!!! (shame on me!)
9 posted on 12/14/2003 10:27:46 AM PST by ladyinred (If all the world's a stage, I want to operate the trap door!)
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To: Enterprise
I was keeoing tabs on the moron boards and how they intpreted the story about how Saddam called one of his wives every week. Their wacko, looney, left wing hate, conspiracy theory was that "Bush Knew" where Saddam was making the calls and that he was saving Saddam's capture for October. Once again Bush made a smacked ass out of the DUmmies.
10 posted on 12/14/2003 10:28:00 AM PST by Doctor Raoul (How can they call it a "Peace March" when they unconditionally support those who kill our soldiers?)
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To: sirshackleton; Doctor Raoul
"You rock."


Yes, you really do.

GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!
11 posted on 12/14/2003 10:28:33 AM PST by jocon307 (The dems don't get it, the American people do!)
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To: Doctor Raoul
Bump for later
12 posted on 12/14/2003 10:29:30 AM PST by foreverfree (Chester-born, Boothwyn-bred)
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To: speedy
(and missing his Wawa)

That 20 oz coffee I mentioned was from Wawa.

FReepmail me an address and I'll mail you a bag. They sell the coffee beans now.

13 posted on 12/14/2003 10:30:01 AM PST by Doctor Raoul (How can they call it a "Peace March" when they unconditionally support those who kill our soldiers?)
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To: Doctor Raoul
I was wondering where you were all morning, now I know. I even did try to look up your number at 615 this morning to give you the good news but couldnt find it : (((

Great JOB Doc and may I buy you a drink at the party in honor of this wonderful freep?

14 posted on 12/14/2003 10:30:04 AM PST by alisasny (Hope to see many of you at the NY Holiday party on 12/28)
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To: Doctor Raoul
"Bush knew." They really are whacked - and I am still laughing. I wish I could have seen the guy who leaned out of the car in a rage. You sure it wasn't Kerry or Dean? And "SAVE ME - VOTE DEMOCRAT" - could life be any better right now? GREAT JOB!!!!!
15 posted on 12/14/2003 10:31:48 AM PST by Enterprise
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Such as?

Tune in to the next televised bout of Midget Wrestling on C-SPAN. They list it under "Demoocratic Presidential Primary Debate".

16 posted on 12/14/2003 10:32:03 AM PST by Doctor Raoul (How can they call it a "Peace March" when they unconditionally support those who kill our soldiers?)
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To: Doctor Raoul
It does a FReeper good to upset to lefisits it keeps the Freeper young and strong. Keep up the fight and never let them win.
17 posted on 12/14/2003 10:32:11 AM PST by weldgophardline (Pacifism Creates Terrorism & so does the GREEN PARTY)
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To: Doctor Raoul
What a great Freep! KUDU'S TO YOU!
18 posted on 12/14/2003 10:32:28 AM PST by CharlotteVRWC
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To: Doctor Raoul
Way to go Doc, I think its time you got one of those lifetime achievement awards for going above and beyond the call of duty in the battle against the luantic left.
19 posted on 12/14/2003 10:33:56 AM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Doctor Raoul
Thanks DR -- you are the best. But since I only live a few hours away in NYC, I can still get down for my regular Italian hoagie and soft pretzel fix!! Thanks for making Philly proud!! And hope Jim Gardner noticed you out there.
20 posted on 12/14/2003 10:34:42 AM PST by speedy
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To: speedy
Since you only live a little ways from NYC perhaps come to our FReeper party on Dec 28th?? Click on my homepage for info.
21 posted on 12/14/2003 10:35:43 AM PST by alisasny (Hope to see many of you at the NY Holiday party on 12/28)
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To: Doctor Raoul
Let Freedom Ring!
22 posted on 12/14/2003 10:37:50 AM PST by VOA
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To: speedy
And hope Jim Gardner noticed you out there.

WPVI had a news van pass and double back to take a look at me. If you remember the outdoor shots they use looking down City Line Ave towards the Expressway, I would be in the shot, but oh so small. They have had a garage like structure for the last few years where they house the camera and the monitors so the person standing on the lawn can do the report. They also have extensive lights on the roof of the "garage" for the broadcast.

Those lights were on and the two smaller monitors were on for most of my visit. During the later part, the two large monitors were also on. If I had to guess, WPVI, being an ABC "Owned & Operated" station wouldn't say anything.

23 posted on 12/14/2003 10:41:03 AM PST by Doctor Raoul (How can they call it a "Peace March" when they unconditionally support those who kill our soldiers?)
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To: Doctor Raoul
Great freep Doc! You are the best....and oh what a glorious day it is indeed!


24 posted on 12/14/2003 10:41:37 AM PST by dutchess (Proud to be a card carrying neanderthal)
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To: VOA
"Let Freedom Ring!"

Let the guilty PAY!

25 posted on 12/14/2003 10:46:08 AM PST by Enterprise
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To: Doctor Raoul
Saddam is captured....I guess this dashes Katie Courics hopes that he escaped over the border into Syria.
26 posted on 12/14/2003 10:47:02 AM PST by metalboy (I`m still waiting for the mass protests against Al Qaida and Saddam)
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To: Doctor Raoul
Saddam is captured....I guess this dashes Katie Courics hopes that he escaped over the border into Syria.
27 posted on 12/14/2003 10:47:02 AM PST by metalboy (I`m still waiting for the mass protests against Al Qaida and Saddam)
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To: Doctor Raoul
Go Doc Go & Hip hip horaaaa!

Yeah for the Delaware Valley & WaWa too (they now have 24oz. coffee, & Maryland crab soup).

28 posted on 12/14/2003 10:48:11 AM PST by norraad
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To: Doctor Raoul
"What was Saddam living on in that hole?"

Fan mail from the democrats.

29 posted on 12/14/2003 10:49:26 AM PST by metalboy (I`m still waiting for the mass protests against Al Qaida and Saddam)
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Can you imagine? All the RAT women crying over the capture. Molly Ivins, Ellen Goodman, Ellen Ratner, Maureen Dowd, Katie Couric. Oh, the humanity.
30 posted on 12/14/2003 10:49:50 AM PST by Enterprise
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To: metalboy
Saddam is captured....I guess this dashes Katie Courics hopes that he escaped over the border into Syria.

Couric is on suicide watch I believe. She's given up the will to live.

Buy today's New York Times, it may be their last. They are SO distraught there's talk from the Editorial Board of a newsroom Jonestown. Will the reporters drink the Kool Aid at Pinch's demand?

31 posted on 12/14/2003 10:53:27 AM PST by Doctor Raoul (How can they call it a "Peace March" when they unconditionally support those who kill our soldiers?)
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To: Doctor Raoul
I can remember when Jim O'Brien would stand out there. Back in the day. You are a one-man Army, Doctor Raoul.
32 posted on 12/14/2003 10:55:03 AM PST by speedy
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To: Doctor Raoul
Hats off to the good Doctor! Kudos!

33 posted on 12/14/2003 10:55:15 AM PST by kimmie7 (fa la la la la la la la la fa la la la la la la < breathe!!! > fa la la la la la la la la fa la la!!)
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Saddam is captured....I guess this dashes Katie Courics hopes that he escaped over the border into Syria.

Don't worry Katie, there's always artificial insemination.

34 posted on 12/14/2003 10:55:19 AM PST by Doctor Raoul (How can they call it a "Peace March" when they unconditionally support those who kill our soldiers?)
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Thanks Doctor Raoul,Maybe we will see you on the local news,fatima
35 posted on 12/14/2003 10:56:32 AM PST by fatima (Karen is coming home Dec,22,thank you for all your prayers ,2 weeks leave)
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To: Doctor Raoul
Fantastic! Thank you so much!
36 posted on 12/14/2003 10:56:54 AM PST by solzhenitsyn ("Live Not By Lies")
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To: speedy
I can remember when Jim O'Brien would stand out there.

O'Brien was sort of like having Dandy Don Merridth do your evening weather and your weekend "local story" show.

The reporters still stand in the snow, rain, wind, whatever. Just now the cameraman and the equipment are sheltered.

37 posted on 12/14/2003 10:58:33 AM PST by Doctor Raoul (How can they call it a "Peace March" when they unconditionally support those who kill our soldiers?)
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To: alisasny
Thanks, alisasny. I meant to say I only live a few hours from Philly -- I live in midtown Manhattan. I think Annie Moore's is where the old boxing writer Burt Sugar plants himself regularly. I may be away during that time, but if I can make it, I will Freepmail you privately soon. Thanks again.
38 posted on 12/14/2003 10:59:52 AM PST by speedy
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To: fatima
Thanks Doctor Raoul,Maybe we will see you on the local news,fatima

Odds are 50-50. Just because you are taped by the crew, you still have to get by the editor. Lots of laughs from people stopped at the light when they were taping. The cameraman said, "I thought you were captured?" to which I replied, "Howard Dean paid my bail."

39 posted on 12/14/2003 11:01:28 AM PST by Doctor Raoul (How can they call it a "Peace March" when they unconditionally support those who kill our soldiers?)
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40 posted on 12/14/2003 11:01:32 AM PST by metalboy (I`m still waiting for the mass protests against Al Qaida and Saddam)
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To: Doctor Raoul
They say one way to know if somebody is from Philly is if they know who Jim O'Brien is, and how he died. A big Tastykake Junior to you!!
41 posted on 12/14/2003 11:02:29 AM PST by speedy
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To: metalboy
That's TOO funny! Twins separated at afterbirth.
42 posted on 12/14/2003 11:03:33 AM PST by Enterprise
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To: Doctor Raoul

43 posted on 12/14/2003 11:03:51 AM PST by happydogdesign
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To: Doctor Raoul
Tom Daschle is saddened, deeply saddened...
44 posted on 12/14/2003 11:35:33 AM PST by Holden Magroin
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To: speedy
They say one way to know if somebody is from Philly is if they know who Jim O'Brien is, and how he died. A big Tastykake Junior to you!!

Years ago I had to go to a job site in Chester to do some work on a Navy ship. I remember watching the local news one night and thinking that the guy doing the weather was a nut case. Smacking the weather board with a pointer and just generally jacking around. Later I learned more about him and his tragic death.

I have since moved to the Philly area, long after Mr. O'Brien passed, and still run into folks talking about Jim. He was a classic.

MoodyBlu

45 posted on 12/14/2003 11:35:43 AM PST by MoodyBlu
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To: Doctor Raoul
I love you, doc!
46 posted on 12/14/2003 11:52:38 AM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: Doctor Raoul
You had some fun today. :D

47 posted on 12/14/2003 11:54:00 AM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: devildogO341; JamesParmelee; Dave Dilegge; BufordP; ironman; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; leadpenny; ...
Doctor Raoul was out playing in the snow today!
48 posted on 12/14/2003 11:54:50 AM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: Doctor Raoul
By now, that Saddam mask has paid for itself about a hundred times. LOL
49 posted on 12/14/2003 11:55:15 AM PST by hellinahandcart
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ROTFL... the resemblance is amazing
50 posted on 12/14/2003 11:57:09 AM PST by cyborg (far right extremist american...........)
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