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!
BTW...I wonder if we can convince UncleShag to come up from South Carolina...
Whaddya say, UncleShag?
Lie No.1: There were about 74 counter-demonstrators last year.
Lie No.2: So far, none have filed for a rally permit this year.
.....demanded by Bush and the Beirut babes.....
Suprise is a great weapon
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Buford's coming to Fayetteville!
I still say we really, really need one of these for our anti-commie road trips....
Well, gee... aren't they in for a surprise. LOL
FR is the mainstream media bypass; and I know you guys down in NC and SC are getting the word out among local "affinity groups," to borrow the lefty term. We are going to have more fun than last year, and I daresay a lot more people on our side to counter the leftists' lies.
You southerners are great hosts, btw.
How true, bert.
Freepers just keep on flying in under the radar, and absolutely wiping out the enemy - with truth, biting wit, and the biggest, most finely tuned lungs paired with vocal cords of titanium.
P.S. D'ya think I could one day be a White House Correspondent?
Has anyone contacted Rolling Thunder yet? I see their #1 NC chapter is based in Fayetteville.
We can get some white foam hands from here and paint the index fingers purple. If y'all are interested then I'm in for $50.00.I hope someone else can place the order though, I'm leaving for TN and KY Tuesday and probably won't be home until 3/14. Somebody freepmail me if I need to place the order or you need to get my $$ as I'm sure time is getting tight.
Anyhow, I'm looking forward to meeting fellow Freepers and supporting our overseas operations in the war on terror. Where are we parking?
Looking forward to meeting you.
Those foam victory hands with a purple finger would really, really piss 'em off.
Looks like we'd need $250. I'm in for $50!
An important question for those of us driving a bus! Where do we park, and how far is it from there to our FReep site, and where's the nearest bathroom?
.....P.S. D'ya think I could one day be a White House Correspondent?....
"Anything the mind of man can see and believe, it can achieve" Naploeon Hill, Think and GroW Rich
See Ya in Fatetteville
I look forward to making yer acquaintance, my FRiend...MUD
Parking is easy and there are many choices. We'll protect your cars by not giving out those details too soon.
Okay, thanks. We're thinking of going down on Friday, after we ship Bill off to Atlanta with the Boy Scouts. Can you FReepmail me the location where you're staying?
Looks like we'd need $250. I'm in for $50!
I think those prices are for hands with printing on them... blank white hands may be cheaper. We'd just have to paint the index finger ourselves. I wish I had time to focus on the order, but I'll be on the road for the next few days. If someone can order them I can at least call the company with my CC# from the road if they will accept partial payments from multiple customers for one order.
Rolling Thunder has been taken care of. We will have to just see how many of them can make it our way. They have a fundraiser going on out on Ft. Bragg that same day.
Anyone who wants one of those foam mitts with the index finger, check your local craft stores. I found a white one at Michaels this weekend. I am to check back in a few days and see if they have gotten any more in. I had already checked out the spirit industries site and decided I couldn't afford it.
The flyers say "Rowan Park" is the site of our rally. If someone who doesn't know better goes looking for us IN the park, they aren't going to find us there.
Hey Mud! I am going to try my very hardest to make it there!
That would be AWESOME...I think it's gonna be a great Counter-FReep...MUD
I don't know better. Can you give a street address or intersection crossroads for the rally location? Once I have this information, I can do a Mapquest search to find the out where the rally will be.
Check your Freep Mail.
Most of Ft Bragg is closed now...is the fundraiser in an area civilians can visit to support RT?
If someone who doesn't know better goes looking for us IN the park, they aren't going to find us there
Hey uhhh....maybe I need some freepmail too.
Anyone who wants one of those foam mitts with the index finger, check your local craft stores. I found a white one at Michaels this weekend.
Thanks for this valuable advice. If I find some I will pick up extras.
Civilians can visit Ft. Bragg but be prepared to have your registration and proof of insurance with you. Sometimes I'm told, you might be asked for that information. Also, everyone in the car needs to have a picture ID. I don't think you have to have them for small children. You will be asked to open your trunk and probably the hood of your car so that they can be looked into. I don't think it takes long. I'll have to look and see where the fund raiser is going to be out there.
I think that's all that you would need to get on post. I'm not used to going through that as I have a sticker for my car and a dependent military ID.
If anyone knows otherwise about entry to Ft. Bragg for civilians, please post it.
The Rolling Thunder site just says that they will be taking donations for POW/MIA ribbons on Ft. Bragg. It doesn't say where on Bragg. My guess would be the commisaries and the PXs. There is a link to their site that you can cut and paste below.
I used to turn on Gruber to cut over to All American but there's no Gruber Rd access from Bragg Blvd any more... straight across only. Where would I turn off Bragg Blvd (or Murchison) to go through the checkpoints and get to the PX?
I still don't have a clue to meet everyone else on 3/19.
Bump to let you know we're finally getting that Channel 14 interview in the morning!
We're making BIG signs to direct people to our "Support the troops" event.
We will be at ROWAN PARK off of HAY ST and WOODSIDE, in downtown Fayetteville. You will get a Freepmail on Wednesday with specifics.
Where is everyone staying? We just maybe can make this!
Can you add me to the FReepmail list? This is looking more do-able on our end. I would LOVE to see everyone too!
Ahhhh, but will those BIG signs be legal??
(Just kiddin' around...)
You have freepmail...
BTTT !! And break a leg!
Ping for anyone you know in NC.
I'm a little confused about the venue......
Is there a parade or is the location the park where it was last year , or both?
We will all meet at the grass strip across from Rowan Park, on Woodside, at 10:30 am.
The location will be well marked.
Hmmm, sounds like I'll need to bring the EXTRA-Strength pesticide for this one. Do ya think a 55-gallon drum of alien urine will be sufficient?
Sorta sounds like the start of a reunion tour. Yup. A shout out to my "homies" FReeping in TX.
You can get to the north PX by going to either Randolph St or Butner Rd. If you turn at Butner Rd, you can see the PX off to your forward left. Go through the checkpoint and turn left at the next light. The PX will be on your right. If you turn at Randolph St., go to the next light and turn right. Stay on this road. The PX will be on your left.
For directions, Freep mail me and tell me where you are coming from so that I will know which way to tell you to come in to town.
Last year, signs of any real size were prohibited; we even had to cut some in half and have two people hold them. The lefties, of course, didn't abide by the size restrictions.
Although we were legally precluded from using it along the lefty parade route, we were able to use the MOAB at our final gathering spot at the park.