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Pics from DC Support The Troops Rally
http://waynew.fatcow.com/Support%20the%20Troops/supportthetroops.htm ^ | Sept. 25, 2005 | me

Posted on 09/25/2005 7:09:53 AM PDT by blogblogginaway

I arrived in DC yesterday to attend the Support Our Troops Rally. I would guess approx. 200 people were there to support our troops. We arrived at the "Mission Rally" around 12:30. From there the group moved a few blocks to our designated area to 'counter' protest the anti-American, anti-troops protesters. We were seperated by waist high railings and a police line. Our 'area' was about a block long infront of the J. Edgar Hoover Bldg. I don't know where the protesters march orginated but they arrived in our area around 2pm. We left shortly after 5pm at which time the protesters were nearing an end. I would estimate their number to be around 20,000 to 30,000. However I read his morning there were 100,000. Their number is hard to estimate as we noticed some of the same people going through the march repeatedly.

To me, the protesters seemed to be a splintered group. Many depicted out and out hatred for the current Administraton.The remainder appeared to me to be divided between protesting the war, the military and freedom. Within 3 minutes of them arriving in our area I was spat upon. Many of them donned kerchiefs which eerily resembled terrorists. The angry protesters fluxuated between the 'peace' sign and the 'middle finger' salute. Our group remained cohesive in their support of our troops and the war we are waging against terrorism.

I came away with a feeling of a common bond that united complete strangers of all ages.

I am extremely happy with my decision to come to DC. I met many people here from all over the country who strongly support our troops and understand why we are fighting terrorism "over there" instead of here.I will stay for the rally tomorrow which I understand will be covered live by CSPAN beginning at 12pm .

Will be leaving shortly to go to the Rally to Honor Military Families. GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS!

A few of my pics ........ http://waynew.fatcow.com/Support%20the%20Troops/supportthetroops.htm


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1 posted on 09/25/2005 7:09:54 AM PDT by blogblogginaway
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To: blogblogginaway

Nice pics thanks.


2 posted on 09/25/2005 7:16:36 AM PDT by stockpirate (John Kerry & FBI files ==> http://www.freerepublic.com/~stockpirate/)
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To: blogblogginaway

Good job!


3 posted on 09/25/2005 7:19:56 AM PDT by WV Mountain Mama (You should post without reading once a day. If my post makes no sense, I am filling my quota.)
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To: blogblogginaway

Is the FReerepublic gentleman in the last picture Kristinn? I haven't seen Kristinn in 4 years, but this person looks like him with the addition of whiskers.


4 posted on 09/25/2005 7:20:15 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: blogblogginaway; kristinn

That's kristinn!

5 posted on 09/25/2005 7:21:58 AM PDT by martin_fierro (|\/|4R71|\|_P|-|13RR0)
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To: blogblogginaway
However I read his morning there were 100,000. Their number is hard to estimate as we noticed some of the same people going through the march repeatedly.

Billy's blog said there were at least 200,000.

200,000, huh.

That's almost 1/2 million,

HEY, Sam, did you hear there were close to a 1/2 million people at the march?

Oh yeah, there were AT LEAST that many.........Cindy, there were a half million at that patriots march yeateday, yeah really!

Half million, man we might as well call it a million, yeah that's it.........there were a million people there!

And they said we were only gong to get a 100,000! Guess that'll show monkey face George.

6 posted on 09/25/2005 7:25:32 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (God has blessed Republicans with really stupid enemies.)
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To: blogblogginaway

Great pics...thanks for being there to represent those of us who live far away and couldn't make it.


7 posted on 09/25/2005 7:26:04 AM PDT by borisbob69 (Old shade is better than new shade!)
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To: martin_fierro

Thought so! The chin fringe confused me a little, however. LOL. Kristinn is the cream of the crop, IMHO.


8 posted on 09/25/2005 7:30:12 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: blogblogginaway
Thought I'd give you a hand blogblogginaway

A few of my pics ........

9 posted on 09/25/2005 7:30:58 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: blogblogginaway

thank you for posting your pictures.


10 posted on 09/25/2005 7:39:19 AM PDT by Landry Fan (Support the Troops and Their Mission Weekend, 9/23-9/26 2005, Washington, DC.)
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To: blogblogginaway
You go girl!!!! Nice job of on the scene citizen reporting..now go out and get a videocam and make a demo tape..CNN and MSNBC are ALWAYS hiring..and you definitely have newsbae potential...(G)

BTW..will you post an report from today's support the troops rally? Please ping me if you do..

11 posted on 09/25/2005 7:42:49 AM PDT by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to pass on her gene pool....any volunteers?)
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To: SandRat
Good Pics... Enjoyed....Nothing like viewing the Traders and Enemies of our State that pretend to be Patriots..
12 posted on 09/25/2005 8:44:38 AM PDT by Sprite518
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To: blogblogginaway

When you get more--Please post.

GOOD JOB!


13 posted on 09/25/2005 8:50:31 AM PDT by radar101
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To: blogblogginaway

Great pics. Thanks for being there


14 posted on 09/25/2005 9:04:57 AM PDT by freekitty
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To: SandRat

Great Pictures.


15 posted on 09/25/2005 9:31:26 AM PDT by newfrpr04
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To: blogblogginaway

"Their number is hard to estimate as we noticed some of the same people going through the march repeatedly."


That's how THEY FOOL EVERYBODY ABOUT THEIR SIZE. As usual, they have to CHEAT to make their point.


16 posted on 09/25/2005 10:39:57 AM PDT by CyberAnt (America has the greatest military on the face of the earth.)
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To: SandRat

Great Job!!!


17 posted on 09/25/2005 11:54:46 AM PDT by HangFire (I'm only wearing black until they come up with something darker...)
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To: blogblogginaway
Good for YOU!

There is nothing like actively taking a stand for what you believe!

I hope our troops in Iraq and Afganistan and the world over have the opportunity to see the great Americans like you and others shoving our message of support down the gullets of the communists er, socialists, I mean liberals (whatever) who are the most selfish, creepy demoralizers and whiners and ideologically blinded band of misfits going.

18 posted on 09/25/2005 12:07:58 PM PDT by Republic
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To: blogblogginaway

Some people get involved, make the effort, actually DO something to support the troops and GWB, while some clowns just sit on their asses in front of their computers and act snarky and superior. I applaud all the FReepers who took the time and made the effort to get out there and counter the Code Pinko creeps.


19 posted on 09/25/2005 3:34:59 PM PDT by veronica ("America has been killing people on this continent since it was started." - Mother Sheehan)
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To: blogblogginaway

Well done! Thank you for the pics and support of our troops and America.


20 posted on 09/25/2005 3:43:11 PM PDT by SeaBiscuit (God Bless all who defend America and Friends, the rest can go to hell.)
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To: All


21 posted on 09/25/2005 3:45:34 PM PDT by TaxRelief (Freedom isn't free!)
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To: blogblogginaway; Trueblackman

22 posted on 09/25/2005 3:50:01 PM PDT by TaxRelief (Freedom isn't free!)
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To: TaxRelief

The Right Brothers performing

23 posted on 09/25/2005 4:39:35 PM PDT by cf_river_rat ("To remain silent when they should protest makes cowards of men." -- T. Jefferson)
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To: blogblogginaway

Hecklers at our rally

24 posted on 09/25/2005 4:41:31 PM PDT by cf_river_rat ("To remain silent when they should protest makes cowards of men." -- T. Jefferson)
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To: WV Mountain Mama

Freepers on the mall!!

25 posted on 09/25/2005 4:55:00 PM PDT by cf_river_rat ("To remain silent when they should protest makes cowards of men." -- T. Jefferson)
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To: TaxRelief

Angelwood!

26 posted on 09/25/2005 5:06:48 PM PDT by cf_river_rat ("To remain silent when they should protest makes cowards of men." -- T. Jefferson)
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To: SandRat

An emotional patriot

27 posted on 09/25/2005 5:23:28 PM PDT by cf_river_rat ("To remain silent when they should protest makes cowards of men." -- T. Jefferson)
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To: veronica

FReeper MOAB with the Washington Monument in the background

28 posted on 09/25/2005 5:31:24 PM PDT by cf_river_rat ("To remain silent when they should protest makes cowards of men." -- T. Jefferson)
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To: blogblogginaway

To all, I am so sorry that I could not make the trip for this important rally from my home on Long Island but rest assured I was with you all in spirit and solidarity. It never ceases to amaze me, the vitriol of the HATE America crowd is beyond my comprehension, but they always seem to outdo themselves. The courage you all exhibited to stand up for our brave troops has always earned my respect. God Bless all the antendees, and God Bless all you represent.


29 posted on 09/25/2005 5:37:48 PM PDT by LkRonkguy
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To: LkRonkguy
the vitriol of the HATE America crowd is beyond my comprehension


30 posted on 09/25/2005 5:45:10 PM PDT by cf_river_rat ("To remain silent when they should protest makes cowards of men." -- T. Jefferson)
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To: newfrpr04

THE G MAN !!

31 posted on 09/25/2005 5:57:21 PM PDT by cf_river_rat ("To remain silent when they should protest makes cowards of men." -- T. Jefferson)
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To: cf_river_rat

Great shots! Was it awesome? I watched the whole 4 1/2 hours on C-Span. They're repeating it a 2am


32 posted on 09/25/2005 6:02:59 PM PDT by TaxRelief (Freedom isn't free!)
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To: TaxRelief
Was it awesome?? I cried a lot. How about this-


33 posted on 09/25/2005 6:09:45 PM PDT by cf_river_rat ("To remain silent when they should protest makes cowards of men." -- T. Jefferson)
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To: cf_river_rat
Aww, are the little liberals offended by freedom of speech?

I thought so. Most idiot fanatics are.

34 posted on 09/25/2005 6:16:44 PM PDT by Reactionary
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To: Reactionary; Earthdweller; kristinn; Doctor Raoul; tgslTakoma; Constitution Day; Alia; upchuck; ...

Pictures of Rally to Honor Military Families are starting to come in now...


35 posted on 09/25/2005 6:46:46 PM PDT by TaxRelief (Freedom isn't free!)
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To: cf_river_rat

Isn't that guy a little old to be wearing a shirt with a comic-book character on it? Then again, leftists have never been known as paragons of maturity.


36 posted on 09/25/2005 6:51:35 PM PDT by The Phantom FReeper (Have you hugged your soldier today?)
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To: TaxRelief

Thanks for the ping, it looked like a n excellent rally! BTW - From CSPAN I guessed 1000, but the AP only reported several hundred..what's the estimate from people there?


37 posted on 09/25/2005 6:58:53 PM PDT by Bob J (RIGHTALK.com...a conservative alternative to NPR!)
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To: The Phantom FReeper
I was wondering when you'd check in - hope all is going well in your camp.

Let NO ONE wonder what these quislings' real agenda is


38 posted on 09/25/2005 7:15:26 PM PDT by cf_river_rat ("To remain silent when they should protest makes cowards of men." -- T. Jefferson)
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To: cf_river_rat

I've been trying to follow this weekend's events, but I'm currently drowning in my studies, so I haven't been able to pay as much attention as I would like.

BTW, Mrs. cf_river_rat is quite pretty. I saw a picture of her on a thread last night.


39 posted on 09/25/2005 7:27:29 PM PDT by The Phantom FReeper (Have you hugged your soldier today?)
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To: Bob J

The platform for media was set back from the stage about 100 yards. Surrounding this platform were crowd control fences. In front of the stage was another fenced in area, for honored guests and speakers. Along both sides of the edge of the grass were tents set up by various groups of supporters of the Rally. This made a lot of 'empty' space as the camera would show it.

Almost every person there was holding a poster or a flag or wearing patriotic colored clothes. We were spread out but I estimate that about a thousand people were there. It was not possible to see everyone from the cameras of CSPAN, as they were really in the middle of the venue.

I was very pleased with the size of the crowd, having attended other Support the Troops Rallys. this was the largest crowd that I have seen in person.


40 posted on 09/25/2005 7:28:43 PM PDT by maica (Do not believe the garbage the media is feeding you back home. ---Allegra (in Iraq))
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To: blogblogginaway
I stood there at the waist-high railing and put up with some of the most vile, disgusting, filthy, profane "people" in the world.

If there were 300,000 on the mall, about 95% of them didn't make the march that I saw.

41 posted on 09/25/2005 8:52:24 PM PDT by upchuck (A fireman running up the stairs at the WTC as the towers began to collapse: HERO defined ~ Ben Stein)
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To: TaxRelief

Thanks for the ping, TR. You and yours were missed this weekend.


42 posted on 09/25/2005 8:54:30 PM PDT by upchuck (A fireman running up the stairs at the WTC as the towers began to collapse: HERO defined ~ Ben Stein)
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To: cf_river_rat
http://concretebob.freeservers.com/cb_gold_rotemb_med.gif align=right width=50 height=90 I got his autograph. Man did we have a great weekend or what?
I want to do this every day, I just need to figure out how to get paid for it.
I WILL be at WRAMC every Friday night until told otherwise.
BTW, Thanks for the relief on the MOAB..hope I didn't take too long.
Didya see me and Mudboyslim on TV holding the MOAB?
43 posted on 09/25/2005 9:02:37 PM PDT by concretebob (We will not stop until every a$$ is kicked and every name is taken.)
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To: cf_river_rat
I got his autograph. Man did we have a great weekend or what?
I want to do this every day, I just need to figure out how to get paid for it.
I WILL be at WRAMC every Friday night until told otherwise.
BTW, Thanks for the relief on the MOAB..hope I didn't take too long.
Didya see me and Mudboyslim on TV holding the MOAB?
44 posted on 09/25/2005 9:03:32 PM PDT by concretebob (We will not stop until every a$$ is kicked and every name is taken.)
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To: SandRat

nice shots. You all did a great job by just being there!


45 posted on 09/25/2005 9:05:18 PM PDT by Cougar66 (Will Rogers never met today's liberals)
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To: blogblogginaway

Thoroughly enjoyed the program.


46 posted on 09/25/2005 9:06:25 PM PDT by krunkygirl
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To: Cougar66

I only helped activate their link from Arizona while they were in DC. They did do a good job with the photos didn't they.


47 posted on 09/25/2005 9:07:26 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

either way, good to stand up and do something


48 posted on 09/25/2005 9:18:50 PM PDT by Cougar66 (Will Rogers never met today's liberals)
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To: cf_river_rat
Enemy Of The State.

This guy is #101.


49 posted on 09/25/2005 10:33:25 PM PDT by Major_Risktaker
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To: blogblogginaway

Mega-BUMP from CA.

Wish we lived closer.


50 posted on 09/25/2005 11:33:27 PM PDT by cgk (When the BIG ONE wipes out Hollywood can we call it Bush's Fault instead of the San Andreas Fault?)
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