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MSM Pics of Support Our Troops & Their Mission Rally (Warning: Graphics Heavy)
Yahoo! News ^ | 9/25/2005 | n/a

Posted on 09/25/2005 5:28:06 PM PDT by Pyro7480


Ryan Bowman, of Philadelphia, Penn., holds a sign on the National Mall in support of U.S. troops fighting abroad on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005 in Washington. Across the street were anti-war demonstrators. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (According to this FR thread, . Ryan Bowman, served 12 months in Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division, from February 2003 to February 2004.)


A group of demonstrators who chose not to be identified huddle during a rally on the National Mall in support of U.S. troops fighting abroad on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005 in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)


Hundreds of demonstrators stand on the National Mall in support of U.S. troops fighting abroad on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005 in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)


Gary Qualls, of Temple, Texas, center, holds up a cross bearing the name of his fallen son Marine Lance Cpl. Louis Qualls during a rally in support of troops on the National Mall Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005 in Washington. Military families and others defending the war in Iraq claimed on Sunday their turn to demonstrate on the National Mall, a response to the massive protest against the war a day earlier. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)


Kathy Mongold, from Darnestown, Md., whose son is serving in Iraq, wipes a tear as she listens to speeches by surviving family members of soldiers killed during a rally in support of troops on the National Mall Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005 in Washington. Military families and others defending the war in Iraq claimed on Sunday their turn to demonstrate on the National Mall, a response to the massive protest against the war a day earlier. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)


Charlotte and Doug Smette from Makoti, N.D., whose son Keith, a National Guardsman (seen in photograph), was killed in Fallujah, Iraq, comfort each other during a rally in support of the war in Iraq on the National Mall Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005 in Washington. Military families and others defending the war in Iraq claimed on Sunday their turn to demonstrate on the National Mall, a response to the massive protest against the war a day earlier. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)


Four-year-old Jacob Dodds, from Raleigh, N.C., right, looks over at the prosthetic legs of Army Spc. Kevin Pannell, 26, of Woodbridge, Va., center, who lost his legs from a grenade ambush in Iraq, during a rally in support of troops on the National Mall Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005 in Washington. Military families and others defending the war in Iraq claimed on Sunday their turn to demonstrate on the National Mall, a response to the massive protest against the war a day earlier. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: aar; dc; fr; garyqualls; goldstar; goldstarmothers; militaryfamilies; pictures; rally; supportourtroops; supporttroopsweekend
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Thank you Gold Star Families, and for all who attended today!
1 posted on 09/25/2005 5:28:10 PM PDT by Pyro7480
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To: tgslTakoma; Trueblackman; kristinn

DC Chapter ping!


2 posted on 09/25/2005 5:30:37 PM PDT by Pyro7480 ("Behold thy mother." -Our Lord Jesus Christ, John 19: 27)
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To: Pyro7480

I just saw Jeff Sessions at the rally on FNC


3 posted on 09/25/2005 5:31:54 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: mylife

FNC covered part of the rally!? Awesome!


4 posted on 09/25/2005 5:34:10 PM PDT by Pyro7480 (Blessed Pius IX, pray for us!)
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To: Pyro7480

It was just a snippet, now they are onto "The Big Story" about a missing college freshman


5 posted on 09/25/2005 5:36:05 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: Pyro7480

Mama Moonbat's rally was full of hate on Saturday. The ture pro-Troops rally on Sunday was full of love and appreciation. It was quite a contrast. Unfortunately, I am afraid to see how the MSM will spin it.


6 posted on 09/25/2005 5:37:43 PM PDT by frankjr
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To: Pyro7480

I particularly liked the part where Mr. Qualls told of how he got that cross (and wasn't there another instance?) from the She-man slime pit.

7 posted on 09/25/2005 5:39:06 PM PDT by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population. Have them spayed or neutered. )
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To: Pyro7480

Thank you Gold Star Families. I watched, through my tears, all of you today. As I say when I e-mail our troops, "We love you, honor you and support you".


8 posted on 09/25/2005 5:39:55 PM PDT by maxwellp
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To: Pyro7480

9 posted on 09/25/2005 5:47:17 PM PDT by cf_river_rat ("To remain silent when they should protest makes cowards of men." -- T. Jefferson)
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To: Pyro7480

I love reading posts like this! Thanks to you and everyone who participates, you are all awesome!


10 posted on 09/25/2005 5:50:25 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (I support President Bush, the war on terror, and our brave men & women in the military!)
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To: frankjr
Unfortunately, I am afraid to see how the MSM will spin it.

There's a story on CNN's website right now:

Hundreds not thousands join pro-Iraq war rally
Smaller-than-expected gathering follows anti-war protest

11 posted on 09/25/2005 5:58:54 PM PDT by softwarecreator (Facts are to liberals as holy water is to vampires.)
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To: Pyro7480

I was there! I have never been so proud. Thank you, everyone.


12 posted on 09/25/2005 6:03:34 PM PDT by RDTF
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To: Pyro7480

Great pics......bump.


13 posted on 09/25/2005 6:05:28 PM PDT by indcons (How about rooting for our side for a change, you liberal morons?)
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To: RDTF

I was there too! Too bad I missed the infiltrators. I got there late.


14 posted on 09/25/2005 6:08:25 PM PDT by Pyro7480 (Blessed Pius IX, pray for us!)
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To: softwarecreator

This really ticks me off. Really.


15 posted on 09/25/2005 6:08:25 PM PDT by RDTF
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To: Pyro7480

Your pictures are truly inspiring. On the day of the Sheehan rally, which was counter-rallied by so many Freepers and like-minded, I was having my 40th birthday. I could have thought of no better way to spend it than to be there with you, but I feel now that plenty of you were there for me.
My heartfelt thanks to all of you who showed up, especially to those who have lost so much in a greatly-needed war effort so badly portrayed by our media. May God bless you all.


16 posted on 09/25/2005 6:08:33 PM PDT by ShotgunWillie (May the Lord bless you and yours, always.)
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To: Pyro7480

Thank You sooo much! Proud of everyone!


17 posted on 09/25/2005 6:09:23 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: softwarecreator
Maybe thousands of the good guys were just a bit busy taking care of the business after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita!
18 posted on 09/25/2005 6:10:44 PM PDT by Zacs Mom (Proud wife of a Marine! ... and purveyor of "rampant, unedited dialogue")
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To: Pyro7480

Were you there when the wacko started screaming 'why?' and was interrupting the Gold Star Families? Wwe all yelled at her to get lost and the cops came and made her leave.


19 posted on 09/25/2005 6:11:53 PM PDT by RDTF
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To: RDTF

No, I wasn't there for that either. One of the people there said at one point, there were like seven people who infiltrated the rally, and when the police and marshals intervened, one had to literally be dragged away. Towards the end however, in our side of the street, there was one guy who started shouting "We support our troops," and then added a moment later, "when they shoot their officers." I gave a slight push on his back to leave, and a Park Police officer escorted him away.


20 posted on 09/25/2005 6:15:37 PM PDT by Pyro7480 (Blessed Pius IX, pray for us!)
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To: RDTF
Right.  The Sheehan numbers get blown way up and the Pro-troop one gets it's number grossly lowered.

Damn, we need a REAL media.  I just can't take it much more.

21 posted on 09/25/2005 6:15:41 PM PDT by softwarecreator (Facts are to liberals as holy water is to vampires.)
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To: Zacs Mom
Exactly.  My youngest brother lives near Dallas and he took time off from work (unpaid) to volunteer his time to lend a hand down in Louisiana and will probably now join the Texas clean-ups.  Let's see if any of these moonbats, screaming about how much they care, would give up 3 to 5 weeks of paychecks to help.
22 posted on 09/25/2005 6:21:17 PM PDT by softwarecreator (Facts are to liberals as holy water is to vampires.)
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To: softwarecreator

Actually there was a big difference in the numbers - but let us not forget that all the loonies from every cause possible join in on these rallies and add to their 'numbers.' I couldn't believe the morons yesterday with the banner that said '9/11 was an inside job' I guess these freaks haven't heard Bin laden's confession tapes via Al Jazeera.


23 posted on 09/25/2005 6:21:18 PM PDT by RDTF
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To: RDTF

The loonies did not build this country and if they were to take over they couldn't keep it running. They are incompetent boobs capable of little work but much noise.


24 posted on 09/25/2005 6:23:42 PM PDT by GW and Twins Pawpaw (Sheepdog for Five [My grandkids are way more important than any lefty's feelings!])
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To: RDTF
Actually there was a big difference in the numbers

Oh, I agree there probably was.  It's much easier to get people to march against a cause than for it.

My point is that on some "news" websites I saw the figures for the Sheenan group run from 100,000 to almost 500,000.    BS.   There is no way there were 50,000 (probably less that that) down there from what I read here and other forums.  

25 posted on 09/25/2005 6:26:11 PM PDT by softwarecreator (Facts are to liberals as holy water is to vampires.)
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To: GW and Twins Pawpaw

so true


26 posted on 09/25/2005 6:26:16 PM PDT by RDTF
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To: Pyro7480

Thanks for the pictures. These people are real heros and came to the rally not as professional protestors or dirty, smelly bums but as the people they are: parents, friends, and those who love America. There are many....many more like them across this great nation. We thank God for them.


27 posted on 09/25/2005 6:30:01 PM PDT by Cautor
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To: Pyro7480

One of the things that always had made me go humm is the fact these "anti-war" activists are always against US-led wars. Never seen any Anti-Soviet wars rally (when the Soviet Union attacked Afghanistan), nor Anti-Iraq-war rally (when Iraq attacked Kuwait for instance) either. You get antiwar people on the streets (not only in USA but the world all over) if and only if US troops get involved.
Isn't that queer? Are they "really" anti war or rather anti US-led wars?


28 posted on 09/25/2005 6:33:13 PM PDT by Adolph I
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To: Pyro7480

Charlotte and Doug Smette. Heartwrenching photo. Our thanks to their son for his service to his country. We are so sorry he had to make the ultimate sacrifice. God bless him and his family. Sure makes ya just want to cry.


29 posted on 09/25/2005 6:34:08 PM PDT by cubreporter (I trust Rush. He has done more for our country than anyone will ever know. He's a man of honor.)
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To: Pyro7480

One of the things that always had made me go humm is the fact these "anti-war" activists are always against US-led wars. Never seen any Anti-Soviet wars rally (when the Soviet Union attacked Afghanistan), nor Anti-Iraq-war rally (when Iraq attacked Kuwait for instance) either. You get antiwar people on the streets (not only in USA but the world all over) if and only if US troops get involved.
Isn't that queer? Are they "really" anti war or rather anti US-led wars?


30 posted on 09/25/2005 6:35:16 PM PDT by Adolph I
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To: Pyro7480

Lots of pics over here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1490950/posts


31 posted on 09/25/2005 6:49:46 PM PDT by TaxRelief (Freedom isn't free!)
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To: cf_river_rat

What a great looking group of people! What a harsh contrast to the images of the pro-jihad demonstrators.


32 posted on 09/25/2005 6:54:55 PM PDT by TaxRelief (Freedom isn't free!)
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To: All; Pyro7480; kristinn; BKO; Angelwood; Jimmy Valentine's brother

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NEVER FORGET


American Soldiers...
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Wait for them to come home...
or not...
are..


.....H-O-L-Y..!!!!


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33 posted on 09/25/2005 6:56:26 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: RDTF

Thank you for being there!!


34 posted on 09/25/2005 7:03:21 PM PDT by maxter
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To: Pyro7480

Thank you for being there!!


35 posted on 09/25/2005 7:04:22 PM PDT by maxter
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To: Pyro7480
Who could protest against a Support Our Troops Rally? Maybe these quislings

Compare these moonbats to the folks in post #9 above

36 posted on 09/25/2005 7:31:09 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

Those were the disruptors at the pro-troops rally today?


37 posted on 09/25/2005 7:35:33 PM PDT by Pyro7480 (Blessed Pius IX, pray for us!)
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To: Pyro7480

Awesome people who were there supporting the mission.

Heartfelt thanks!

To the scavengers of freedom: Do not cross my path.


38 posted on 09/25/2005 7:36:37 PM PDT by eleni121 ('Thou hast conquered, O Galilean!' (Julian the Apostate))
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To: Pyro7480

Wonderful pictures and reports. How great this is to see! Thank you so much.


39 posted on 09/25/2005 7:39:32 PM PDT by ladyinred (It is all my fault okay?)
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To: Pyro7480
Those were the disruptors at the pro-troops rally today?

Those people were soon escorted across the street by the police. In the picture below they had just been told to stop using their bullhorn by the police, so they were chanting "We don't need a megaphone". As soon as they quieted down I shouted "No but you need soap and water - take a bath!"


40 posted on 09/25/2005 7:51:16 PM PDT by cf_river_rat ("To remain silent when they should protest makes cowards of men." -- T. Jefferson)
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To: Pyro7480

Considering that Shaheen Ahchmed Cindy had the media publicizing her rally, it's no wonder she had bigger numbers. How many people knew there would be a pro-freedom rally?


41 posted on 09/25/2005 7:52:20 PM PDT by Cinnamon Girl (OMGIIHIHOIIC ping list)
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To: GW and Twins Pawpaw

"... if they were to take over they couldn't keep it running."


And .. we have Governor Blanco and Mayor Nagin as PROOF!!


42 posted on 09/25/2005 8:09:44 PM PDT by CyberAnt (America has the greatest military on the face of the earth.)
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To: softwarecreator

I read 15,000 for the haters. Which seems more like a possibility.

But .. they were expecting 100,000 - and only got 15,000 - I'd say their "movement" isn't going anywhere.


43 posted on 09/25/2005 8:11:18 PM PDT by CyberAnt (America has the greatest military on the face of the earth.)
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To: CyberAnt
I'd say their "movement" isn't going anywhere.

The MSM would like to spin this whole "cindy" thing into the biggest movement since the '60's.  Sorry guys, we are far more informed now and aren't going to be fooled by guys like Kronkite this time.

44 posted on 09/25/2005 8:17:20 PM PDT by softwarecreator (Facts are to liberals as holy water is to vampires.)
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To: softwarecreator

You are so correct!

It's just the media who haven't figured it out .. they still think they can sway the public any way they want. Not gonna happen.


45 posted on 09/25/2005 8:33:02 PM PDT by CyberAnt (America has the greatest military on the face of the earth.)
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To: softwarecreator
Hundreds not thousands join pro-Iraq war rally...still better than NBC channel 10 in Philadelphia which reported that one hundred showed up at the rally today, while one hundred thousand showed up yesterday - they lie shamelessly, but ingeniously......
46 posted on 09/25/2005 8:47:07 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: cf_river_rat
So you got the great unwashed group! What a pitiful bunch of blobs of protoplasm!

Mr. Qualls, who spoke, and who is mentioned earlier here, set up a wonderful remembrance of his son on the main street of Crawford, just in front of the big Liberty Bell replica that is/was there when we held our rally there on Aug 27th.

It put the ditch witch and her cohorts to shame.

Seriously demented folk need to be locked up--not praised and adored by the MSM--but that's just my opinion.

47 posted on 09/25/2005 9:10:26 PM PDT by basil (Exercise your Second Amendment--buy another gun today!)
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To: Pyro7480

Mega BUMP!!

Thank you for posting & sharing pics.
Wish we could've been there!


48 posted on 09/25/2005 11:34:17 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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To: softwarecreator

"...would give up 3 to 5 weeks of paychecks to help."


What paychecks???


49 posted on 09/25/2005 11:43:18 PM PDT by republican4ever (The destiny of Israel marks the destiny of the rest of the world... whether you like it or not!)
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To: republican4ever

Thanks so much to all who attended the rally today. I felt so fortunate to be there and to speak on behalf of my son. The strength of our rally was the content of the comments and the wonderful group who organized the speakers. I was blessed to find a publisher for our "Letters for Logan" book in my son Derek's honor.

God Bless America!
Debbie Argel Bastian mother of Capt. Derek Argel


50 posted on 09/26/2005 12:43:44 AM PDT by debbieargel (My son..My Hero)
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