Skip to comments.My Account of the Parade and the Inaugural Ball
Posted on 01/21/2005 9:13:23 PM PST by RepubMommy
Where the heck is everyone that went to the Ball? Anyway, let me give me account, and I am truly sorry that I don't have webspace to upload photos into, I will send mine to Bob Wood and he can do them soon hopefully. Anyway,my friend Fran and I arrived at about 12 noon. We were with a couple that I know from Il but they had bleacher seats, so we seperated getting off at different stops on the Metro.
We arrived at the Penn 7th and were all fine and dandy, some silly banter going back and forth between the hippy looking protesters (who seriously needed to bathe, anyone at the same site remember the dredlocks guy? He supplied us with a few laughs) and the Bush supporters then all of a sudden these Anarchists came out of nowhere and started throwing iceballs at us and were swinging clubs. Somebody in the crowd yelled that they had tear gas. They attacked a Protest Warrior and my friend that was with me heard they attacked a female officer as well. The crowd was getting nervous and started pushing away from them. Some poor lady had two small kids next to me and she was so scared she just kept saying, "Please God make this be over." I thought, "Great, I was going to die right there, not by the hands of extremist terrorists, but by my own fellow Americans". Anyway, cops in full riot gear showed up and seperated the crowd and we just so happened to be on the right side of the street, or else we were not going through the checkpoint anymore. I think the police just got fed up with those idiots. Some of the signs said some really intellectual statements such as "Buck Fush" since no profanity was going to be allowed in@@ Geez, must have took them all night to figure that one out. I also saw a little 20 something with a bunch of buttons on her saying, " I Love Pro Choice Boys". They were standing on this concert barriers when some Babs look alike joined her and started yelling, "Stay Outta My Womb." I didn't really recall seeing any men jumping at the chance anyway.
Once we finally finally made it through the gates, we come to find that there is only one female officer available to to pat downs on the women, while there were plenty of male officers to check the men. Brilliant. I was ever so thankful that Kristinn had that sectioned cordoned off to be rat free because by the time I actualy got in, I just about had it. Race, had to instruct some dirtball in orange with orange signs around his neck to leave the premises (why do they always identify themselves with the most obnoxious colros?) I had a verbal argument outside the gate with some little 12 year old with bright pink hair and black make up on, by the way outside the checkpoint area. so anyway, our section was free of any crowd, so I was basically leaning right on the metal railing, there was military guys right in front of us, then another row of metal railing and the policemen lined side by side in front of them. We knew the motorcade was coming because some time into the parade out of nowhere, the single line of cops was then joined by two more rows of cops in front of them. The military men were uniformly saluting as the car went by. I also saw Cheney's grandchildren jumping around in their limo, lol and Bush Sr actually rolled down his window and waved when he saw the Free Republic signs. Saw Trent Lott and Bill Frist also, they were in separate cars. Then the press was preceded the President on these big trailers thing and a few of us started chanting "Tell The Truth"! LOL! Anyway, it was just too cold so we only stayed for shortly after he past us, didn't see all of the bands and we had to leave to hop back on the train back to MD to get ready for the evening. We had a great time and I would definitely do it again in four years. Thanks to Kristinn, JimRob, JustAmy and everyone else that helped orgainze the day. It was great!
Thank you for the fun first-hand account!
I always liked that man!
You're welcome. My Il friends actually took a really nice picture of Jim Rob and I that I want sent to me. I am going to have to call them later to see if they ever made it to Chicago. They were supposed to land in that storm.
WOW - what excitement you had. Not to mention skating too close to the edge there with the anarc idiots. Thanks for sharing with us.
Thanks for the account! I actually encountered about 1,000 screaming leftists while walking home from work last night. Consider yourself lucky you were in such good company.
What the heck was that about?
The local lefties had a protest rally yesterday at Westlake Center, at the heart of the downtown shopping district. They were protesting the "Fascist Bush Regime."
Thanks for the report - I probably wouldn't have been able to restrain myself when those whack-job assclowns came a disruptin'. I especially get upset when they do their antics in front of kids.
Of course they were. We they really filthy too, like their cousins that I saw in DC?
I thought anarchists were "non-violent". Well, they never gave me a problem personally. They only pick on women from my experiences in dealing with them. Real "tough guys".
Is that the only word they know?
Then again, in that regard, it wasn't really that much different than any other day in Seattle.
They came strictly to cause trouble. They had drums, were yelling and had a ridiculously large sign with heavy poles to hold it up. By the time it was over, the thing was crumbled on the ground in a heap.
Hey! Still walking around with those two drinks in your hands?;)
Is that the only word they know?
My money is banking on they have no idea what that actually means.
Maybe GHWB is a Freeper :o)
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