Skip to comments.FREEP - Fayetteville NC, 3/19 "SUPPORT OUR TROOPS" (and counterprotest the 5th Column Marxists)
Posted on 03/04/2005 7:54:02 PM PST by HuberEdited on 03/05/2005 8:14:51 AM PST by Lead Moderator. [history]
Once again, busloads of leftist activists will descend upon Fayetteville, NC in an attempt to demoralize the will of our American troops by targetting their loved ones with antiwar drivel.
The choice of Fayetteville, NC, as a focal point of their propaganda campaign, is due to the fact that it is the home of Ft. Bragg (and the 82nd Airborne) as well as the Pope Airforce Base. The leftists will march with socialist banners and bring out an array of speakers decrying the war and advocating every variety of left-wing topic from Marxism and socialism to special "rights" for homosexuals to secularism to pro-Hezbollah Palestinianism. (Seriously - last year they all were really there!)
The unifying factor of all of these groups is anti-Americanism utilizing continued propaganda themes of "Bush lied" and "No blood for oil". The mob will also import a number of speakers who have allegedly lost loved ones in Iraq, and will create some sort of symbolic display reflecting the number of dead. (They have used pairs of boots and black umbrellas in the past.) They will (undoubtedly through an unintentional oversight) neglect to display any symbolism reflecting the number of Americans killed in the WTC, or Iraqis killed by Saddam or Women beaten by the Taliban, or the number of Afghanis and Iraquis and Palestinians and Ukrainians and (soon) Egyptians who now have the ability to vote.
Last year, FReepers countered the leftwing protests with the added participation of Rolling Thunder, Protest Warriors, Vets and other patriotic Americans. This year, we'll do it again! We had lots of press coverage, and totally deflated the left's bubble. Families of our troops loved the fact that we were there!
Please join FReepers from Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina and DC in Fayetteville this year as once again we provide aid and comfort to American troops!
Q. What is the exact location of the permit?
A. We don't know, but we have one.
Q. Can we picket?
A. Theoretically yes
Q. Where can we picket?
A. Locations to be determined? (Hey, they read this thread too, you know!)
Q. How can I get more information?
A. FReepmail TaxRelief, Upchuck, SCSwampfox or DoctorRaoul
Q. I need to know something about Fayetteville, whom should I contact?
A. FReepmail Clyde Asbury or DStarr
Q. What should I bring?
A. Bring a picnic lunch, water, sunscreen, hat, blanket or chairs.
Q. Should I bring signs?
A. Please do, but remember, Fayetteville sometimes enforces the ordinance that limits signs to 2'x2'.
Q. Can I dye my thumb blue?
A. You betcha!
New Fayetteville Freep thread...
Chat session tomorrow at 3:00. Freepmail Upchuck for chat room info, if you'd like to join us.
I'll be there!
I have to work tomorrow. I wish you would do it in the evening sometime. Weekends are when I have to work as that is when we are our busiest. I'll be off on the 19th though. I've taken care of that.
I'm going to my breakfast with the 11th Airborne members tomorrow morning. I'll make an announcement to them. I will also make an announcement to my high school bunch that eats out once a month, tomorrow night being the night for that.
Won't be able to make it to your chat tomorrow, but will appreciate reading Freepmail report after, as I did last week.
One last thing... this year I will go to the Museum before leaving town.
Looking forward to standing with the NC Chapter of FR, and Freepers and lurkers in good standing who are coming to Fayetteville from many states... SC, TN, FL, GA, WV, PA, NJ, DE, DC, MD, VA, etc.
cANSWER, UFPJ, CodePinkos, DAWN and other affinity groups will be deeply saddened by their reception in Fayettevile, I do believe.
If FReepers are interested in what the other side is doing, go to the NC Peace & Justice Coalition website. They have posted fairly detailed plans.
I did not post the actual link as it will be better if they don't receive hits from FR. Their link can be found easily via Google.
BTTT to you, too!
P.S. Did anyone invite Ann Coulter?
That these Communist scum would soil a place named after one of our Countries greatest champions makes we want to puke. Our Marquis is rolling over in his grave down at Picpus Cemetery.
Go get em patriots, I only wish I lived close enough to participate.
One thing was clear last year from the other side. They think the war is wrong and want to impeach President Johnson.
Col. Francis Marion
The Swamp Fox
ROFLOL. (FWIW, I think that's supposed to be the "index finger".)
BTW, thanks for starting a new thread; we needed it. I love it when you make executive decisions. :-)
And to add another correction, it's Pope Air Force Base. I'm sure you maade the type in your enthusiasm to make the post.
Aha! Huber wrote "Hope Airforce Base"; must of been subconscious.
Current info FYI
Dstarr, your flyer is in my mailbox; you should have it Monday.
Everyone else, the new version is up at the previous location, and it looks like the same link information works - it's all voodoo to me!
I'm glad I saw the 2-foot-square sign rule. I'll bring my jar of purple ink!
Could one of you please FReepmail me with the name of the FReeper Hotel? I have lost the info from last year.
I'll be there. We'll have a podium and sound system.
Freepmail in you mailbox, gal.
I like Berkenstocks!
That was a fast cleanup on aisle 26.
My mom wears Birkenstocks. She couldn't wear Bass sandals any more after the operations on her toes.
That Nags Head is nice,I go down to Kill Devil Hills the last week of May every year.I remember seeing the Rolling Thunder guys on their bikes all over I-95 and they were fighting those big old Cicada bugs to.Give the commie bastards so much hell they never go back there again.
Hope that both of you guys will be able to meet other DC Chapter members in Fayetteville.
In case you can't make it, there likely will be other FReeping opportunities closer to you. Check out the first post and the first reply on the thread below as it includes a relatively comprehensive list of leftist events from about March 15 to 20, most on March 19. All in need of FReeping in case you're able to FReep elsewhere, but not make the trip.
See nationwide list on post and first reply of
I love the place...Kill Devil Hills is EXACTLY where I like to stay, right in the middle of everything.
"I remember seeing the Rolling Thunder guys on their bikes all over I-95 and they were fighting those big old Cicada bugs to. Give the commie bastards so much hell they never go back there again."
I would love to see the Rolling Thunder folks join US in Fayetteville!!
"I hope you can forgive me for getting so emotional."
No offense taken...I expect to be labeled as a LoverOfMassDestructionMurder&Mayhem when I visit LP.org...LOL!!
"But I have three friends in the Marine Corps, one of that just got back from his second tour, and I know many more, and I have met and talked to many Marines. Some of these people are going to die."
Yes, this is indeed horrific...nobody's son or daughter, brother or sister, or Mom or Dad deserves to die on the battlefield. America should do everything in our Power to steer clear of unnecessary foreign entanglements. Still, war is sometimes required fer the GoodGuys to protect US from the BadGuys.
"That's why I'm so emotional sometimes on these threads. People I know and care about are going to suffer terribly. And people such as yourself claim this is justified."
I'm not going to lie to you, sir, I do indeed believe our efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq are absolutely justified and am proud to support the Bush Administration's efforts to subdue the IslamoFascist terrorists, here and abroad.
"Yet I read from credible sources documentation proving the corruption in the Republican party (also the Democrats, but they are following, not leading, the march to war for the most part anyway). I've read a great deal about Bush and his family. I don't believe everything I've read, not by a long shot, but there is an awful lot that has been published in mainstream sources that is not well known, and far more that is verifiable to those willing and able to invest considerable resources in researching these people."
This I do not believe...do you actually believe the DemonRATS don't have the Power to take down the Bushes if one-tenth of what you claim to be true is TRUE?! And with the DemonRAT Party imploding before our eyes, they really have NOTHING to lose by getting into a mud-slinging contest with Dubyuh...problem is, most of what is alleged about Dubyuh simply ain't true!!
"The people you support, the politicians you like, they are not good people. They lie, they lie to you in so many ways I don't know where to start. The only people who come close--to my knowledge--are the Democrats. You just support a different breed of "DemonRAT". It's a one-party system. The party is called the "New World Order" by those you support, the "United Nations" by those you don't support. Same thing by a different name."
Are the Republicans "perfect" in my humble opinion?! Of course not, and I consider myself to be conservative/libertarian far more than Republican...still, I have supported many Republican candidates and initiatives in the past 'cuz believe they are much closer to believing what I believe than the DemonRATS. While I disagree with the RINOs and want to rid the GOP of their DemonRAT-lite moderatism, I still think there are a lotta GOP folks who would love nothing more than to see the Federal Leviathan cut back to size, and would also like to see us pull out of the United Nations altogether.
"It seems to be the natural way of thinking for people to percieve everything as dichotomy. We are told that in the world there are two kinds of people. "Good Guys" as I believe you claimed were winning most of the major battles", and "Bad Guys", also known as "Them". We are told to choose between the Democrats and Republicans, and so we pick a side, and we become convinced our side is right and the other side is wrong. You do it to the Democrats, they do it to you. The Democrats/liberals are wrong much of the time. You are right about that. But they are right that you are wrong much of the time. The reason for this is because both groups believe the lies, rhetoric, and bulls**t of the politicians they choose to believe."
Yes, you have nailed me...I do try to see the world as Black & White, although I am fully cognizant of the fact that there is most definitely Gray in the world. And yes, I do tend to side with the GOP on issues related to National Security, and fer the most part, the Party of Reagan has earned my trust on decisions about War. But I don't receive GOP faxes or e-mails and parrot the party line...I derive info from many libertarian sources so I am quite familiar with the case against war if we do not believe it to be justified. So your accusation that I am simply echoing GOP talking points is simply misguided.
"It's been documented for a long time. You said "but war's been a reality on earth since the beginning of time". There is a plethora of evidence available that proves the wars America has fought for the last hundred years have been for reasons other than than what is taught to schoolchildren. The federal government has been corrupt for a long, long, long time."
No argument about the Federal Leviathan being corrupt for a long, long, long time, but I still believe America's participation in WWI and WWII were noble and fully-justified endeavors, even if certain industrialists made a lot of money in the process. I know yer gonna disagree with me on this next point, but I also believe our military's effortsa in Korea and Viet Nam were necessary engagements as part of the Cold War, which proved that America was willing to stand up to the Communists' expansionism. And in winning the Cold War, I think America accomplished one of the greatest triumphs of Good over Evil of all- time!!
"WAR is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small "inside" group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes. - Major General Smedley Darlington Butler, USMC"
Let's look at that statement..."[War] is conducted for the benefit of the very few..."
Was WWII conducted fer the benefit of the very few? Did not the British people benefit from the defeat of Fascist Germany? I would also say that the FRench benefited from America's willingness to stand up to Fascism in Europe, and the Poles certainly benefited, wouldn' you say? And looking at WWII in retrospect, the Italians, Germans, and Japanese most certainly benefitted by America's actions in WWII.
How is it different when the Afghanis and the Iraqis are liberated from generations of Tyranny and Oppression?
"Mudboy, can you think of a good word or way to describe a victim of a racket who insists that the racket is good, even if it involves their money being stolen to kill people, and that the people running the racket are good, honorable men, despite any amount of evidence presented to them proving otherwise? What would you describe such a person who would spend much of their time and energy defending the racketeers from anyone who critize them?"
Yer welcome to criticize the GOP if you think their actions are immoral and unjustified, but I think you should be kind enuff to allow me to defend my contrary opinion without alleging that I am PRO-MassMurder or PRO-DeathOfAmericanSoldiers.
"How would you describe a willing participant in murder and theft who denies that it is murder and theft?"
Describe me as a DefenderOfAllThatIsGoodAndTrue in this world...that oughtta suffice.
I am WAY excited about this. It'll be my very first FReep. I've decided to invest in a nice digital camera so that I can get some shots of the "great unwashed." It'll be great to finally meet some other FReepers.
Do we know where we can park, though?
We will be back at Bragg in April. I heard on Rush that since Iraq began, anti war/soldier/America protestors periodically line the gates with signs and generally pi*s soldiers, family members, and retirees off with their drivel. The same caller said how these people hold up signs saying Bush is a murderer, and Iraq is wrong and we are killing innocent people, and the children of soldiers have to go thru the gate and see it! I will keep an eye on the NC ping list, and you can count me in for any freeping once we get to NC. I would love to make a sign to hold up, too!
Some people get their hands on an Al Franken book and a Michael Moore movie, and they don't know how to seperate the shit from the shineola anymore. Glad to see you're trying to straighten the poor misguided lad out.
He hasn't gotten back to me yet...but if it's worthy of posting, I'll ping ya to it...MUD
Kick some commie butt for me!
Has your mom ever tried Dansko shoes. I have bunion problems and used to work in burkies until I had to stop due to Achilles tendentious. I switched to Plogs for work and shoes similar to or Dansko for casual.
Let me know if you hear about the protestors at the gate before I do for I live only about 4 blocks from one of the gates and I will surely be there on the other side.
Thanks for the suggestions - I'll pass them on.
LET'S DO IT!