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Protect Military recruiters in Berkeley, California

Posted on 04/18/2005 9:37:47 PM PDT by Thunder90

From the Protestwarrior Website:

This Thursday the "Berkeley stop the war coalition" and other on-campus anti-war whiners are holding an anti-military protest in an effort to kick recruiters off campus. The local college republicans need your help to show our support for our troops!

The protest begins at 10:30 am in Sproul Plaza, the main square on campus, and our rally begins at 11 am. Please bring signs, American flags, wear patriotic t-shirts, etc and lets show them how it's done.

There will be media presence including conservative filmmaker Evan Maloney (creator of "brainwashing 101").

"You sleep under the blanket of protection which I provide, and then question the manner in which I provide it" -Col. Nathan R. Jessep, A Few Good Men


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; US: California
KEYWORDS: answer; bayarea; campuscommies; campusislamofascist; can; canswer; chomsky; codepink; commies; hateamericafilth; michaelmoore; nion; protestwarrior; sanfrancisco; ufpj; unwashedhippies; wardchurchill; wwp; youthagainstsoap
San Francisco bay area ping!
1 posted on 04/18/2005 9:37:50 PM PDT by Thunder90
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To: Thunder90; Mr. Silverback

Yes, another attempt by radicals to kick military recruiters off a campus. We must have a nationwide effort to counter their sick attempts.


The hate-America rally takes place this thursday.


2 posted on 04/18/2005 9:39:16 PM PDT by Thunder90
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To: Thunder90

The question in my mind is do we really want Berkeley students in the US Army?


3 posted on 04/18/2005 9:41:51 PM PDT by bnelson44
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To: Thunder90

Aren't these the same moonbats worried about a draft? So, isn't it foolish to try to stop people from voluntarily joining the military? Typical libtards.


4 posted on 04/18/2005 9:42:15 PM PDT by West Coast Conservative
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To: Thunder90

Surely, the military doesn't recruit many people from Berkeley, do they?

Move those recruiters to someplace less expensive to live and work, where the expense is justified by the number of quality recruits.


5 posted on 04/18/2005 9:42:43 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: bnelson44

Like Madison, there are some people there who are actually rational. They have a conservative newspaper and a ProtestWarrior chapter, and a large College Republican chapter.


6 posted on 04/18/2005 9:42:52 PM PDT by Thunder90
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To: Thunder90
Here is the orginal link to the ProtestWarrior Article
7 posted on 04/18/2005 9:46:03 PM PDT by Thunder90
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To: Thunder90

"Like Madison, there are some people there who are actually rational. They have a conservative newspaper and a ProtestWarrior chapter, and a large College Republican chapter."

Then if they want our help, we should help them.


8 posted on 04/18/2005 9:46:25 PM PDT by bnelson44 (Armed Forces Day May 21, 2005)
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To: Thunder90
Sorry, I ment this!
9 posted on 04/18/2005 9:47:36 PM PDT by Thunder90
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To: Thunder90
In October 31, 1974, I visited an Army recruiting station in Oakland, California.

That evening, I had the most horrifying Halloween I have ever experienced!

Twenty years later, I retired from the Army.

10 posted on 04/18/2005 9:51:48 PM PDT by Hunble
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To: Thunder90
Protect Military recruiters in Berkeley, California
How about letting them carry a weapon?
11 posted on 04/18/2005 10:25:33 PM PDT by Andy from Beaverton (I only vote Republican to stop the Democrats)
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To: Thunder90

Why would the military even waste its time in that bastion of anti-Americanism?


12 posted on 04/18/2005 11:19:04 PM PDT by AlaskaErik
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To: afnamvet; RonDog; ErnBatavia; BlueNgold; bgcountry187; hyepwrd; CounterCounterCulture; ...

California Freepers, scramble for intercept!


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13 posted on 04/18/2005 11:34:35 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Currahee!)
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To: Hunble

Thank you for serving!


14 posted on 04/18/2005 11:37:08 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Currahee!)
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To: Thunder90

Wish I could be there.


15 posted on 04/19/2005 5:20:33 AM PDT by Daryl L.Hunter (The Eco-tally-ban must be stopped)
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To: bnelson44

At least a couple of years ago, Cal had one of the most active campus Republican groups around.

There are good people there worth standing up for.


16 posted on 04/19/2005 7:55:44 AM PDT by absalom01
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To: AlaskaErik
Why would the military even waste its time in that bastion of anti-Americanism?

Hey, folks! California is the most populous state and Cal is our best public University. There are all sorts of good students there, in addition to the leftie dingbats. I went to Cal and I'm pretty darned conservative. And yes, I'll be there at my alma mater tomorrow! Go Bears!

17 posted on 04/20/2005 11:39:10 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Thunder90
Can't these men be allowed to carry a sidearm? With live ammo?

... And a 'throwdown'?

19 posted on 04/21/2005 6:35:16 AM PDT by theDentist (The Dems are putting all their eggs in one basket-case: Howard "Belltower" Dean.)
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To: rogue yam

I went to Cal too in the days that ROTC was a required course for all Freshman and Sophomore males. The men (who weren't interested in flying) all tried to get in the NROTC because the Navy uniform was a sure chick magnet. Those white hats with the scrambled eggs were show stoppers. The men all had to wear their uniforms on Mondays to class, and they looked so handsome! My husband transferred to Cal from Northwestern in his Junior year, so he missed out on the whole ROTC gig and was never drafted either. He was handsome too -- even if he didn't have one of those spiffy NROTC uniforms.


20 posted on 04/22/2005 2:34:08 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: rogue yam

Oh -- I meant to add that living in Bezerkely in the 1960s and attending Cal pushed both of us to the right of Attila the Hun! Chaos will do that to you.


21 posted on 04/22/2005 2:35:48 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Thunder90; Cool Guy; CounterCounterCulture; Arkat Kingtroll; bayareablues; pbear8; Jerez2; ...
I was there and so was SeenTheLight's Mom and RogueYam, plus a few PW's and a rowdy group of Berkeley college Repubs! They almost didn't need us there, they were so pumped up, but I was glad to do my bit. I just got fed up with the lefty thugs attacking our military and being the fascists that they are.

It was the usual hate-America, hate-the military crowd and I think there were more of us than them. I'm bad at estimating crowds, but I'd guess we had 45-50 people or so and they had 25-30.

As usual, they tried to pretend that they "Support the Troops" (always followed by "Bring Them Home") but signs like "U.S. Out of Berkeley" and "ROTC Out of UC" said otherwise. We were upbeat and optimistic, with chants (my favorite: "Treason, Treason, What's Your Reason?") and singing. We sang the National Anthem several times and God Bless America, which must have irritated them to no end ;-)

They looked visibly flustered at times and in the end, their big plan to "rush" the ROTC table never materialized. No doubt the cops at the front door and our presence made them think twice. So I guess we did "protect" the ROTC after all. I just hope they knew we were there.

22 posted on 04/22/2005 10:44:51 PM PDT by SeenTheLight
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To: Thunder90

Dang! Sounds like fun,but business takes me out of town next week!


23 posted on 04/22/2005 11:06:00 PM PDT by Michael.SF.
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To: SeenTheLight

Thanks for the ping & great job countering the commies in Commietown!


24 posted on 04/23/2005 11:06:11 AM PDT by stratman1969 (End Judicial Tyranny)
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To: SeenTheLight

Understand when you see demonstrators after the recruiters, they are concerned about disturbances of their supposedly quaranteed rights to complacency, comfort, and self-actualization through receiving enabling behaviors.



In this country people are unfamiliar with the concepts of peace and freedom, except those few who volunteer to leave our shores and fight on behalf of others. The Iraqi’s demonstrated understanding of these concept’s by defying terrorism to achieve a voter turnout equaling our recent presidential election. In Lebanon 500,000 demonstrated for their nation’s freedom knowing they risked re-igniting a civil war, which took 1,000,000 lives.



In the western democracies, we desire intellectual comfort food supporting serenity and apathy, spiced with selective moral exhibitionism. Elegant foreign policy models defining necessity, proportional response, multi-lateralism, and exit strategy ensure we turn a blind eye, agonize over the body count, or cut and run.



We no longer remember an urgent desire for freedom, and no longer regard peace as a prize worthy of terrible sacrifice. The events of 9/11 are no more relevant than Pearl Harbor. If the demonstrators speak loudly enough, they think they will not hear, and therefore not need to confront forces promising their eradication. I often wonder what must happen before we understand a horribly dangerous world is seeking to overtake us?



25 posted on 04/23/2005 8:44:00 PM PDT by Retain Mike
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To: SeenTheLight

Yes, folks, it's just like the lady said; we FReeped 'em rotten in Berzerkeley!

In truth, we were just the icing on the cake. Berkeley has a great bunch of Young Republicans. They seemed like some rising young stars with great futures ahead of them. The opposition looked like just what you'd expect; unkempt and confused.

Honorable mention goes to Jim, S.F. Chapter head for ProtestWarrior. The guy cracks me up every time! He had a fold-out sign that he held aloft, pointing to the lefties that said simply: IRRELEVANT-->

LOL!

T'was a beautiful day on a beautiful campus, where there exists a thriving diversity of perspectives and opinions.


- rogue yam


P.S. The leftie idiot who most rang my chimes that day was the shrill chippie who had emblazoned her shirt with the slogan "ROTC Off OUR Campus!" Having just days before paid my not-at-all-insubstantial California state taxes, I was quite irked at the proprietary tone of her presumption. Cute though.


26 posted on 04/23/2005 9:31:00 PM PDT by rogue yam
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