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DC Chapter BlackOp FREEP makes The Hill News Photos of the Year, 2003!
The Hill - Photos of the Year ^ | December 2003

Posted on 02/10/2004 2:16:30 PM PST by tgslTakoma

Look closely at the photos - just below Colin Powell, and to the right of Al Sharpton, you will see one of the hundreds of "anti-war" rally posters that had been plastered to lightboxes throughout the city.

The photo had been taken after the DC Chapter's stealth "Truth in Advertising Team" had made their rounds one evening.



The team of four, led by a former military PsyOp expert, made several late-night missions onto the mean streets of DC to place the stickers. We would go out one night and hit all the boxes around Union Station, the Capitol, Supreme Court, and even International ANSWER HQ, only to find our stickers pulled off the next night; so, out we'd go again - more determined to spread the truth about who was aiding the "anti-war" movement.

We widened our area of operation to include posters placed on 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th Streets, H Street (along Lafayette Park), K Street, North Capitol Street. We could tell, as the week wore on, that we were really rankling the lefties, because they were tearing the heck out of their own posters in an effort to remove our expertly affixed disclaimers!

We had covered so many of their posters that they were unable to keep up with us. There were several areas where our stickers were never removed.

One night as two of our team worked along K Street, we passed two lefties going in the opposite direction who were carrying a bucket of paste and flyers. We went back to that area later, to "further elaborate" on their messages.


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Constitution/Conservatism; Cuba; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland; US: Virginia; US: West Virginia; War on Terror
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We had a blast doing this, knowing that it would feed the paranoia of the ANSWER lackeys, and rightfully raise questions in people's minds as to who was behind the so-called "Peace Movement."

A recommendation to anyone who may want to do similar guerilla actions in their towns - never do this alone.

1 posted on 02/10/2004 2:16:33 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: devildogO341; JamesParmelee; Dave Dilegge; BufordP; ironman; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; leadpenny; ...
Ping!
2 posted on 02/10/2004 2:19:27 PM PST by tgslTakoma (Why call it ANSWER? It's Workers World Party! Coming back to DC on March 20, 2004)
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To: tgslTakoma
Wow! That rocks! Good job, guys.
3 posted on 02/10/2004 2:21:02 PM PST by Spiff (Have you committed a random act of thoughtcrime today?)
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To: tgslTakoma
DC Chapter BUMP!
5 posted on 02/10/2004 2:23:17 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Just once I'd like to get by on my looks.)
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To: tgslTakoma
Outstanding job *bump*
6 posted on 02/10/2004 2:24:37 PM PST by Cboldt
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7 posted on 02/10/2004 2:25:10 PM PST by tgslTakoma (Why call it ANSWER? It's Workers World Party! Coming back to DC on March 20, 2004)
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To: tgslTakoma
Time to load up on poster paste!
8 posted on 02/10/2004 2:28:19 PM PST by sauropod (I'm Happy, You're Happy, We're ALL Happy! I'm happier than a pig in excrement. Can't you just tell?)
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To: tgslTakoma
Excellent!
9 posted on 02/10/2004 2:29:36 PM PST by Aeronaut (In my humble opinion, the new expression for backing down from a fight should be called 'frenching')
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To: Spiff
The idea quickly caught on with concerned citizens in other areas of the city, too.

One day as I drove through the American University neighborhoods (scouting other posters that needed "clarification") I saw that somebody had already gotten them, with their own version of the same general message. They had pasted half-sheets of paper with the Saddam message over the ANSWER rally posters on campus.

That was very satisfying to see.

10 posted on 02/10/2004 2:33:38 PM PST by tgslTakoma (Why call it ANSWER? It's Workers World Party! Coming back to DC on March 20, 2004)
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To: tgslTakoma
Bwaaaahhhhhhh!!! Excellent.
11 posted on 02/10/2004 2:34:10 PM PST by rabidralph (What will be FR's panty-twist topic of the day?)
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To: sauropod
You guys are the BEST!
12 posted on 02/10/2004 2:34:37 PM PST by cfrels
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To: tgslTakoma
Good job!
13 posted on 02/10/2004 2:34:46 PM PST by Redbob
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To: tgslTakoma
Great work! Does DC have a law against posting bills on public property? (I am asking about the ANSWER posters, not yours!!)
14 posted on 02/10/2004 2:39:34 PM PST by maica (Mainstream America Is Conservative America)
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To: tgslTakoma; All
ANSWER will be back, perhaps to a city near you, on March 20, 2004. They plan to hold demonstrations across the nation (San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Washington, DC -- to name a few) and throughout the rest of the world as well.

The DC Chapter plans to be on the streets to once again counter the anti-war, anti-American messages of the groups coming to DC and to SUPPORT OUR TROOPS.
15 posted on 02/10/2004 2:39:59 PM PST by Angelwood (FReepers are Everywhere! We Support Our Troops! (Hillary's Vast Rt Wg Conspiracy))
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To: Tijeras_Slim
I was surfing around the web today, looking for information about another possible Freep opportunity, and came across the photo in The Hill. I couldn't believe my eyes!

We never told anyone about the action, for a number of reasons; and I always just thought of it as a personal satisfaction kind of operation. I am thrilled to see that it was noticed by someone - and even more thrilled to know that it was published in The Hill and delivered to the desks of so many Hill folks, both on our side and the opposition. :-)

16 posted on 02/10/2004 2:42:43 PM PST by tgslTakoma (Why call it ANSWER? It's Workers World Party! Coming back to DC on March 20, 2004)
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To: tgslTakoma; Libertina; firebrand; Taxman; dixie sass; Interesting Times; Nick Danger; Huber; ...
Ohio, Pennslyvania, New York, New Jersey, CPAC attendee, (We know who you are, there is no sense denying it. We have pictures) BUMP for the

DC Chapter.

In God We Trust…..Semper Fi!

17 posted on 02/10/2004 2:45:52 PM PST by North Coast Conservative (Never take a gun to a gunfight that is less than .40 cal)
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To: tgslTakoma
That's great!

"never do this alone"

You got that right! Those lefties are a violent bunch. Just look at Al Franken!
18 posted on 02/10/2004 2:47:57 PM PST by Stupendous_man (The Reality Hammer blog: making Team Franken weep with depression)
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To: Cboldt
As we finished placing a sticker on one ANSWER poster that was pasted on a 16th street bus shelter (across the street from the AFL-CIO HQ) a guy walked up to wait for a bus. He read the sticker and busted out laughing! With that we changed our plans of stopping for the evening and trudged on to the next posters down the block, with a spring in our step!
19 posted on 02/10/2004 2:48:03 PM PST by tgslTakoma (Why call it ANSWER? It's Workers World Party! Coming back to DC on March 20, 2004)
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To: tgslTakoma
Very cool guys!!!
20 posted on 02/10/2004 2:49:14 PM PST by Katya
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To: tgslTakoma
Was this done very recently? I'm confused on the time, because I thought the big CANSWER rally was 3/20. In any case, superb tactics! That's what we need to do here before we all wear our fingernails down to nubs trying to rip their stickers down.
21 posted on 02/10/2004 2:51:30 PM PST by firebrand
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To: tgslTakoma
ROFLOL !!! TAKOMA?, you even LIVE behind enemy lines !!!
22 posted on 02/10/2004 2:54:26 PM PST by 11th_VA (Endure the suffering - Christ is King !)
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To: tgslTakoma
Bwahahahaha! Awesome!
23 posted on 02/10/2004 3:06:48 PM PST by Constantine XIII
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To: tgslTakoma
Excellent, just Excellent!

I was LMAO thinking about how PO'ed the leftist Saddamites were getting at having their posters plastered with the truth.
24 posted on 02/10/2004 3:15:04 PM PST by HighWheeler (Liberalism results from the merging of the gullible to the corrupt.)
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To: tgslTakoma
LOL! That's awesome! You guys deserve medals for your covert operations.
25 posted on 02/10/2004 3:22:31 PM PST by mass55th
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To: tgslTakoma
Oh thank you for the big big laugh!! I can picture you guys now!!!

Our very own stealth poster bombers.

26 posted on 02/10/2004 3:45:51 PM PST by OldFriend (Always understand, even if you remain among the few)
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To: sauropod
Over the weeks of our BlackOp mission we brainstormed and refined our technique for future ops. Lefties use paste. Paste would slow us down. We needed to keep things fast and dirty.
27 posted on 02/10/2004 3:55:05 PM PST by tgslTakoma (Why call it ANSWER? It's Workers World Party! Coming back to DC on March 20, 2004)
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To: Aeronaut
Thanks!
28 posted on 02/10/2004 3:56:11 PM PST by tgslTakoma (Why call it ANSWER? It's Workers World Party! Coming back to DC on March 20, 2004)
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To: rabidralph
Thanks!
29 posted on 02/10/2004 3:57:06 PM PST by tgslTakoma (Why call it ANSWER? It's Workers World Party! Coming back to DC on March 20, 2004)
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To: tgslTakoma
This is great!!!
30 posted on 02/10/2004 3:58:14 PM PST by armymarinemom (My Son Liberated the Honor Roll Students in Iraq)
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To: Redbob
Thanks. We do what we can to fight back.
31 posted on 02/10/2004 3:58:32 PM PST by tgslTakoma (Why call it ANSWER? It's Workers World Party! Coming back to DC on March 20, 2004)
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To: maica
Does DC have a law against posting bills on public property? (I am asking about the ANSWER posters, not yours!!)

I'm sure they do, but it's probably another one of those non-enforced DC things, along with illegal aliens, daylight gang shootouts, murder and stuff.

32 posted on 02/10/2004 4:03:25 PM PST by tgslTakoma (Why call it ANSWER? It's Workers World Party! Coming back to DC on March 20, 2004)
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To: Stupendous_man
You got that right! Those lefties are a violent bunch. Just look at Al Franken!

Do I have to?

;-)

33 posted on 02/10/2004 4:06:00 PM PST by tgslTakoma (Why call it ANSWER? It's Workers World Party! Coming back to DC on March 20, 2004)
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To: tgslTakoma
that's great!
34 posted on 02/10/2004 4:07:28 PM PST by petercooper (daisy-cutters trump a wiretap anytime - Nicole Gelinas, 02-10-04)
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To: Katya
Thanks. Anything we can do to help put more money into the economy. (Lefties filling RXs for more anti-anxiety meds)

I hope the Dean campaign is going OK in MD. ;-)

35 posted on 02/10/2004 4:10:09 PM PST by tgslTakoma (Why call it ANSWER? It's Workers World Party! Coming back to DC on March 20, 2004)
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To: conspiratoristo
Are you kidding me?

Fantastic!!!
36 posted on 02/10/2004 4:16:39 PM PST by Stallone (Guess who Al Qaeda wants to be President?)
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To: firebrand
We did it last year, in advance of their March 15th episode here.

We kept the story to ourselves because our main goal was not publicity for us; rather, we wanted the masses of people who passed these strategically placed messages to stop and think about who was behind the funding and organization of International ANSWER.

When I found the photo in The Hill today, I called Kristinn and asked him if we should go ahead and share the story here.

That's what we need to do here before we all wear our fingernails down to nubs trying to rip their stickers down.

Go for it! I know we went through several printer cartridges on this project... check with Angelwood for paper requirements.

37 posted on 02/10/2004 4:20:22 PM PST by tgslTakoma (Why call it ANSWER? It's Workers World Party! Coming back to DC on March 20, 2004)
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To: 11th_VA
Deep behind enemy lines. The few signs posted on public property there were also edited for accuracy.
;-)
38 posted on 02/10/2004 4:23:08 PM PST by tgslTakoma (Why call it ANSWER? It's Workers World Party! Coming back to DC on March 20, 2004)
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To: Constantine XIII
:-)
39 posted on 02/10/2004 4:28:34 PM PST by tgslTakoma (Why call it ANSWER? It's Workers World Party! Coming back to DC on March 20, 2004)
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To: HighWheeler
I was LMAO thinking about how PO'ed the leftist Saddamites were getting at having their posters plastered with the truth.

That's what kept us going back every night. For every one they tore down from a poster, we'd replace it with two, and we'd expand our zone of operation to another block. :-)

40 posted on 02/10/2004 4:42:36 PM PST by tgslTakoma (Why call it ANSWER? It's Workers World Party! Coming back to DC on March 20, 2004)
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To: mass55th
Just knowing that we were bedeviling them is reward enough.
:-)
41 posted on 02/10/2004 4:45:07 PM PST by tgslTakoma (Why call it ANSWER? It's Workers World Party! Coming back to DC on March 20, 2004)
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To: OldFriend
Our very own stealth poster bombers.

It's probably safe to say that the commies in charge of ANSWER hate us.

Our ANSWER MOAB

42 posted on 02/10/2004 4:49:26 PM PST by tgslTakoma (Why call it ANSWER? It's Workers World Party! Coming back to DC on March 20, 2004)
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To: armymarinemom
Thank you, ma'am. Tell your boys we love them.
43 posted on 02/10/2004 4:51:27 PM PST by tgslTakoma (Why call it ANSWER? It's Workers World Party! Coming back to DC on March 20, 2004)
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To: tgslTakoma
Excellent!!!!!
44 posted on 02/10/2004 4:54:06 PM PST by AGreatPer
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To: tgslTakoma
snifff...You activisim makes me proud to call myself a FReeper. I salute you.
45 posted on 02/10/2004 5:00:54 PM PST by Drango (Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.)
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To: tgslTakoma
That is just too great, Beth. Brilliant, as usual. Thanks for pinging me.
46 posted on 02/10/2004 5:30:50 PM PST by Bigg Red (Never again trust Democrats with national security!)
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To: tgslTakoma
The DC Chapter RULES!
47 posted on 02/10/2004 5:51:35 PM PST by Badray (Make sure that the socialist in the White House has to fight a conservative Congress.)
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To: tgslTakoma
Heavenly Father, we return to give You thanks for the patriots who have brought honor to the cause of liberty and freedom. They have not looked for honor for themselves, but they have honored America in the way they have served. Bless each one of these dear FReepers ... grant them success in the fight over the soul of America. And may we, O God, join them wherever we are, that liberty and freedom may continue to be a way of life, unto our children's children and beyond. In the Name of Jesus, I pray, Amen ...
48 posted on 02/10/2004 5:56:18 PM PST by Pegita ('Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His Word ...)
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To: tgslTakoma; Jim Robinson
After hearing the freeper that asked the questions at the WH press conference today and seeing this post...It made me realize how a few CAN make a difference.....Thank you, JR and thank you DC chapter.

Did either of you read Wolfstar Comment last evening? (The bold are mine):

But for me, born and bred in the NYC area, I still carry 9/11 around in my heart every day. I have been waiting patiently for 2004 to roll around, because my way of fighting back against the radical Islamists is to do everything I possibly can to help ensure the reelection of George W. Bush. I can't be on the front lines with the troops, and I can't be in Washington at the President's side. So this is my battle; my part in this war. ..."

49 posted on 02/10/2004 6:07:53 PM PST by hoosiermama (Ask Kerry to list the major pieces of enacted legislation he has authored in his career.)
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To: Jimmy Valentine
See post # 17 please
50 posted on 02/10/2004 6:35:48 PM PST by Jimmy Valentine's brother ("Never trust a RAT with anything" - Angelwood)
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