Skip to comments.FReep 28 of Code Pink at Walter Reed, Oct 28 (Pinkos Prolong War, Heavy graphics, Join us Nov 4!)
Posted on 11/03/2005 11:13:21 PM PST by BillF
FReepers from the DC Chapter and beyond have countered Code Pinkos at their weekly obscene anti-war blood dance outside Walter Reed Army Medical Center for over half a year. Despite a breeze that made it feel cooler than the upper 40s temperatures, FReepers were out in force again. Cindy Sheehan was on the Pinko side ever so briefly, but her usual press entourage was nowhere to be found. Karl Rove joined us for the second week in a row and President Bush made a surprise appearance, leading one of the Pinkos to confront us close-up on our side. The Veterans for Peace bus showed up again and was used illegally, leading to a showdown that flummoxed the Pinkos for a considerable time until numerous police officers showed up.
Code Pink is truly stuck in a quagmire as FReepers severely hinder the Pinkos' cynical attempts to manipulate severely wounded soldiers and relatives in hopes of finding those who will join the anti-war movement and break faith with the troops still fighting a ruthless enemy. Please help us by showing up next Friday night per details below. Stand up against the Pinkos who've endorsed "the Iraqi resistance" (as they call our enemy, see here and here), given money to the other side in Fallujah, and called our troops "killers." Then, the Pinkos demonstrate at the hospital and pretend that they support our troops.
Please join us this Friday, Nov 4, at 6:30 pm. After this story in the Washington Post about the weekly dueling demonstrations of Pinkos vs. FReepers, the leftists might draw more people this Friday. Please make an extra effort to attend.
To help people get there on time, without having to stop for dinner, we got pizza on site at the FReep.
The honor roll of those in attendance (lurkers are marked with an asterisk*, except that Rolling Thunder and friends are labeled RT): 2nd Class Citizen, Adam from MD*, Albion Wilde, ALlRightAllTheTime, Andi *, Angelwood, Apple Blossom and daughter, Beandog, Bill from MD*, Bmwcyle, Bstein80 , Christopher Lincoln, concretebob, Dustin10thMountain, Fraxinus, GottaLuvAkitas1, G.R. Quinn, Hoodlum91, Jack Deth, Jimmy Valentines brother, Joan*, JohnyO (RT), Justanobody, kristinn, Landry Fan, maica, mr.sarcastic , mrs.sarcastic , Pleadeal, Ronnie (RT), Smitty (RT), Spiff, tgslTakoma, Tom the Redhunter, trooprally (two FReepers: Mr. & Mrs.), W04Man, and BillF.
We were proud to have three from Rolling Thunder (RT) on the same night that other Rolling Thunder members were involved in a ceremony at Fran O'Briens. In celebration of the second anniversary of the restaurant's program to give wounded troops and family members free meals on Friday nights, RT was giving $10,000 towards the program.
That's 39 patriots including Spiff, in from Arizona for work. After two hard work weeks in the DC area, he delayed his return to Arizona so he could attend the FReep. So where were you? He made the time to get down to Walter Reed. Now for those of you who live a lot closer then him, why can't you make it? Unless you have medical, work, or family factors that prevent you from coming, you owe it to the troops to come. The troops tell us every week how important it is for us to be there. Don't just be a spectator, come out and show your support in person to the troops. You'll be glad that you did.
The event was so large that I can only present that part of the story that I saw. If you were there, please describe your own experiences at the FReep. Also, let me know if I publish your photo without your name or, worse, I mislabel you in a photo.
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Photos were taken by bmwcyle (click here for his full outstanding collection of photos), tgslTakoma (click here for her full outstanding collection of photos) and myself. The photographer can be determined from the name of the photo. You can see that on hyperlinked photos (i.e., borders at edge) by running your mouse over them. On other photos, right click on the photo and click properties. The key is this: photos of bmwcyle begin with "Dbmw," photos of tgslTakoma begin with "Dtgsl," and photos of mine begin with "DSCN." Another photo is labeled as having come from W04Man. Click here for all of his photos. He also got some great video on this night (click here for the video and click here for the thread about the video).]
Opposed to our 39 patriots, the Pinkos managed to get, at most, only 30 America-hating traitors and their well-meaning, but incredibly-misguided, dupes. The dupes do not realize that their Pinko organizers, who claim to support our troops, call our troops "killers," endorse "the Iraqi resistance" (those killing and wounding our troops, see here and here), and have given money to "the other side" in Fallujah. Their poor showing was in spite of Cindy Sheehan showing up.
FReepers at our main corner, around the "God Bless Our
FReepers at the secondary corner under the "Code Pink Kills"
bstein80, Dustin10thMountain, ALlRightAllTheTime and
Ronnie at left came with Rolling Thunder contingent.
Primary FReeper corner in background with "God Bless" MOAB
We were proud to have Adam from MD join us
W04Man, at left, poses with some troops/WR patients. They had
GottaLuvAkitas1, at right facing camera, came up from the
The Cindy Sheehan appearance was underwhelming. She stood with the Pinkos a short time on the "bad side of the street" (as soldiers call the Code Pink side) and walked through the Walter Reed gate by herself. Several of our patriots, who have access to military facilities, discreetly walked a distance behind her. She may have deposited a thank you card and a small bouquet of flowers at the information desk, but then she promptly left the base after briefly being inside a building. She did not meet with any soldiers.
After Sheehan left the base, she simply stood with the Pinkos very briefly before she and her handler, left the event. She was on base no more than 5 minutes and was at the Code Pink event less than 30 minutes. With no press around, she sure wasn't going to stay there.
Landry Fan with Smitty of Rolling Thunder.
Albion Wilde, Spiff (aka Karl Rove), and Andi.
GottaLuvAkitas1 displays an
Andi of Andi's World (click to
Landry Fan is also a fan of the
Karl Rove, standing with the
When the President showed up, numerous FReepers, including those above, posed with him. I could be wrong, but I think that his smile grew slightly bigger when the three lovely ladies were posing with him. And that is not to put down our own Spiff, the Halliburton-provided clone of Karl Rove, who came in from Arizona.
As shown in the below photos, Bruce Wolf, Code Pink's boy in blue (he always wears blue) and designated writer of fiction, invaded our permitted space to try to get a photo of Rove and the President. See the leftists in the background near the Walter Reed sign. FReepers told him to go back to his side and stood between him and Rove and the President. bmwcyle and others warned him that the police would be called. Then, the Pinko minder, who had came with him, dragged a frustrated Wolf back to the Pinko side.
Bruce Wolf invaded our permitted space on our side to try to get
Wolf had brought a Pinko minder (behind him) to make sure
The Pinko minder pulls Wolf back from the brink.
bmwcyle, having dispatched Wolf, watches as the dispirited relic
Pinkos primary corner
Another photo of the Pinkos primary corner. There is a guitar player leading them in song. As an unintended irony, he is standing just
behind and to the left of their "Quiet Zone Soldiers Healing" sign. Hey Pinkos, stop global warming, put out your candles.
Pinkos at the secondary corner for them include at, right, Eric "Squeegee Guy" and Pink Hat Pinko.
The Veterans for Peace (VFP) bus parked illegally across from us.
The Veterans for Peace (VFP) bus, which had provided us with much entertainment when stuck on a side street behind us two weeks earlier (click for report), was a focus of attention again tonight. Carrying no more than two people to the protest, it illegally parked in the southbound right turn lane that ambulances use to get in the gate of Walter Reed. Moreover, it was the vehicle for the Pinkos and their allies to prolong the war.
How often have the leftists told us, "No War for Oil?" Well, they kept their bus running for at least one hour and 15 minutes, even as it was illegally parked and no persons were inside it. If the war is for oil, we now need more of it because of their wasteful use of gas in their rolling billboard and pollution machine. Maybe we'll have to fight longer in Iraq to in order to get more gas (hey, that's what they think that we are doing) as a result of the leftists' waste of gas. Of course, most of us believe that they are prolonging the war by encouraging the terrorists to think that the leftists will give the terrorists a political victory by forcing premature U.S. withdrawal.
A bus is designed to transport large numbers of people, but when they use it as a rolling billboard and transport only two people in it, they are wasting gas and damaging the environment. Moreover, and apart from blocking the ambulance turn lane going into Walter Reed, it is illegal to idle a bus for that long in DC.
Various FReepers called the police. Despite assurances from officers during the past 8 months that we should call them if we have problems and they would come to help, no help was forthcoming. Maybe we didn't call the right number or say the right things? A police car even drove by, but refused to stop as a FReeper tried to wave the officer in.
After an hour and 15 minutes of the bus illegally idling in the ambulance turn lane, kristinn then turned one of the leftists favorite tactics against them. In order to get the police to come out, he took a chair and sat in front of the bus, see below.
kristinn sitting in front of the VFP bus as he test fires the Halliburton pinkish-red GITMO beam, designed to instantly teleport anyone
wearing pink to GITMO. It's going to take a lot of work before it ever works right. Or maybe that's just an artifact caused by a car's
The pinning of the bus was done shortly before the usual time when the leftists flee the scene of their traitorous activities. Keep in mind that the leftists do not like to linger in location because it tends to show as a lie Gael Murphy's statement in the Washington Post about troops thanking her for being at Walter Reed.
Injured patients and their family members are treated at Fran O'Brien's, a fancy DC restaurant, on Fridays. The patient bus returns around 9:15 to 9:45. This forced Code Pink to change their 8 to 10 pm "vigil" to 7 to 9 pm several months back.
The Pinko leadership kept telling their dupes that the Walter Reed patients were happy to have the Pinkos protesting outside their hospital, but the patients overwhelmingly indicated displeasure at the presence of the blood dancing Pinkos. Specifically, the patient bus would stop before it turned into the gate. The driver would turn on the interior light and numerous of the troops would flip-off the Pinkos. The troops on the side of the bus facing us waved and signaled thumbs-up. Rather than having to explain the contradiction repeatedly, the Pinko leaders just rescheduled their protest so that the leftists would be disbanded by the time the bus arrived.
On this night, the Pinkos feared that the patient bus would return to see them stuck in the quagmire that kristinn had posed for them. At least one of the Pinkos threatened to run him over and told him that the bus weighed 28,000 pounds. Another Pinko told kristinn that he would go to jail.
kristinn seated and tgslTakoma standing in front of the bus as bus driver, who had let it idle illegally in the ambulance turn lane for
over an hour, returns to the bus.
Many FReepers went over to the Pinko side, this now being after their protest normally ended.
FReepers interspersed with leftists as some FReepers join kristinn in front of the bus.
Bus driver backs up, but foolishly turns his front wheels so that back right wheel hits the curb.
kristinn then moves his chair in front of the bus again
Another photo of kristinn, who moved into the path like the tank-
Leftists watching as kristinn mimics their tactics. Gael Murphy at right.
Despite the smile in the above photo, Chief DC Pinko Murphy and the other Pinkos were quite upset by this turn of events. Murphy apparently was seriously worried that the troop bus from Fran O'Briens would return before the leftists could return to their bead and incense filled places of residence.
Laughably, Murphy had told the Washington Post (related thread here), apparently before this past Friday FReep, that we were trying to disrupt their "vigil." This from a woman, who specializes in disrupting the operations of our government's elected officials. Her accusing us of trying to disrupt her psych-op against war-wounded troops is also ironic in that we leave the Pinkos alone. Not only do they not leave us alone, she sent over three leftists holding "Kill the Poor" signs to disrupt our counter-protest on the first night. One of them claimed to have a gun in his pocket. The three fled like thieves in the night, changing their outer layer of clothing to foil identification by the police. See the report here.
| On this night, the police finally came out. Indeed, at least 8 to 10 officers showed up to a situation that a pair of officers could have easily handled. At any rate, it was good to see them, even though they let the bus driver off without a ticket. They simply ordered kristinn to move, which he gladly did following the arrival of the police.
Although the VFP bus standoff had kept some of the leftists on site past the normal return time of the patient bus from Fran O'Brien's, that bus did not arrive until very late. The return was at least 1 and 1/2 hours later than usual due to a ceremony celebrating the second anniversary of Fran O'Brien's program of free meals for wounded troops and their families.
Quite a few FReepers had gone onto the base to welcome the patients when they returned. When waiting for the patients to return from Fran O'Brien's, we talked to other patients at Walter Reed. We talked about their experiences in the military, not about Code Pink or any political matters.
We were happy to see the police arrive
Many had quite inspiring stories. One in particular was hit by a bullet and severely, but not permanently, injured. He plans to join the Marines as soon as he gets out of the Army. I don't think he will be driving the Veterans for Peace bus anytime soon.
Let's help our wounded heroes maintain a positive attitude. We absolutely must keep the pressure on Code Pink and keep showing the wounded troops at Walter Reed that Code Pink doesn't speak for the nation. If you live in the DC area and haven't yet come out for one of these FReeps, please do so this next Friday. Injured Walter Reed patients, including amputees, have repeatedly told us how important it is for us to be there to counter Code Pink.
If we can sufficiently outnumber the leftists often enough, embarrassment may cause the leftists to stop these outrageous morale-damaging ("Maimed for a lie" was one of their commonly-used signs) demonstrations at the hospital. At the very least, we can hinder their psychological warfare operation against the wounded troops. What about you? Can you spare a few hours on a Friday night?
Can you give up next Friday night at the movies to support troops who've given up limbs for your freedoms? Will you?
This FReep is rewarding, fun and important for our troops and our nation.
Can you sacrifice an evening to honor the much greater sacrifice that the troops are making for our freedom?
FReepers will continue FReeping the Code Pinkos every Friday night until they stop their obscene blood dance outside the hospital of our war-wounded. If you agree with me that it is outrageous for Code Pinkos to demonstrate at a hospital with war-wounded troops inside, please come out and join us in a peaceful counter-protest.
One of the amputees told me months ago that he doesn't want other wounded troops coming into Walter Reed and seeing only the Code Pinkos at the gates. He explained that the FReeper presence there was extremely important to counter the Pinkos. Please join us and be a part of our peaceful counter-protest to Code Pink.
Please don't let the troops think that regular Americans are too busy with TV, ballgames, movies and other recreation to peacefully counter America-hating leftists.
Being there with us in spirit is great, but we need people to hold the MOAB (Mother of all banners), other signs, and flags. Maybe you can't come every week, but please make it your patriotic duty to join us at least once in the near future.
As always, the DC Chapter's rules for protesting will be in effect.
Briefly, they are: No violence. No profanity. No racism. No provocations. Obey the law. Treat all law enforcement officers with respect.
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 7200 Georgia Ave., at Elder St., NW
Code Pinkos have been setting up on the southwest corner of the Georgia Ave/Elder St intersection. We've been setting up on the northeast corner across the street from Walter Reed's entrance gate. Now, their permit purportedly covers both corners on the west side of the street.
On street parking is usually easy to find. The location is about 6 or 7 blocks from Takoma metro station and is walkable, but it is best if you get a ride. If you want a ride, FReepmail me with your cell phone number or, if you have no cell phone, your ride request, preferably by 2 pm Eastern time, but at least by 4 pm Eastern. The earlier the better, especially if you don't have a cell phone.
FReepmail me or post a reply to get on the list. FReepmail me to get off the list.
Injured Walter Reed patients, including amputees, have repeatedly told us how important it is for us to be there to counter Code Pink.
If we can sufficiently outnumber the leftists often enough, embarrassment may cause the leftists to stop these outrageous morale-damaging ("Maimed for a lie" was one of their signs) demonstrations at the hospital.
Our troops are bold enough to face bullets, mortars, IEDs, and suicide bombers. Are you bold enough to get out from behind the keyboard, FReep in person, and stand up for the wounded troops at Walter Reed?
If you're in the DC area and don't have family or work considerations that keep you from FReeping, can you spare a few hours on a Friday night? Will you?
Great work and nice bus stopping
I start heading back to the U.S. tomorrow and can't wait to make it to the Friday Night Festivities.
Bus in a quagmire ping
Bill good report.
I think it's time to stop pleading for people to come out and support the troops. Those that are willing to stand up and be counted already are. Everyone else is just so much hot air.
Great report, Bill. Thanks for the hard work. I'm so excited to have had the chance to stand with President Bush in support of our soldiers and their families.
I like the dose of quilt dished out on a weekly basis. It then becomes the value of one's soul when you sit and do nothing.
Have you joined the ranks of those who stomp their feet and cry that their way of showing support is the only honorable way? I would hope that you would see the childishness of making such statements.
The PinkOs and their comrades were greatly dismayed that their celebratory song and dance-a-thon ended with their bus trapped by one man's spontaneous political street demonstration.
Well, well, well big hot air wtc911 has arrived.
There was nothing solemn about it. They were singing and dancing (yes, dancing) as their Bob Dylan wannabe serenaded them with many lively songs. As one song ended and another began, the PinkOs applauded and cheered Guitarman's performance.
There was nothing solemn or respectful about their demonstration.
Their display becomes more despicable each week, as the more moderate "peace people" do not return, and only the hardcore leftists show up.
We'll save a spot for you.
It was great to see you out on the street last week, W04Man. Your video was superb!
It's nice to be reminded with these great recaps and hopefully people are forwarding them. If an extra person or 2 shows up each Friday it is worth the pleading.
Personally I'd love to be there every Friday night but have 2 little kids that can't make the trek constantly - so I live vicariously through these posts and frequently pass them on to friends, a couple of which have shown up.
Blocked Bus Bump.
We had a new person show up last Friday night from word of mouth from a new FReeper, so imo every bit helps.
Please, show up at WR if you can. Our troops deserve recognition and thanks. See the picture of W04Man and the two young vets back from Iraq in Bill's report.
THE PLACE TO BE on FRIDAY NIGHTS bump!
Excellent! Stop by work if-and-when you get a chance.
Looks like I missed a good time last Friday. Can't wait to have my picture taken with the cardboard Bush dummy tonight.
Maybe the cardboard President Bush wants his picture taken with a Buford dummy!
With all due respect, Jimmy has been out there for month on month, on the "right" side of the street. Where were you?
Don't be surprised if they fling their *ideas* out of their cages.
Am I adult enough to walk in there? Isn't there a Barney out at the front desk?
I am excited to finally get to meet you!
Don't give any respect to this racist.
You're confusd. I think wtc911 was trying to say WE'RE childish foot stomping whiners...probably opposed to being "mature combat keyboardists".
"Kristinn's bus sit-in was a spontaneous street demonstration."
What you say is probably true for some people, but not for others.
For example, in the last few months, we've had FReepers join us after just moving into the area from NY and California. They may have wanted to come from their old location, but it was not practical. After their moves into the area, and when they see the thread, they may have read it more closely than when they were hundreds or thousands of miles away.
Also, there are new FReepers every week. They may not have seen a thread about the Walter Reed FReeps before.
Additionally, many long-time FReepers had not seen the threads and were surprised when they heard about the Walter Reed Pinko protests and FReeper counter-protests from CNSNews, Rush, Foxnews, and others in August. That surprise on the part of FReepers occurred despite the fact that we had been reporting on the Walter Reed events since last March. The point here is that FR is so big, there are so many threads, that one could go months without seeing our reports. That is especially true if one hasn't setup his or her FR interface to show "Activism/Chapters."
At any rate, the pleading is mainly for the benefit of FReepers who fall into those categories.
be a good example. Bring Fergie!!
Bill did a study using logarithm graph charts. Plotted newbieness, DC proximity, Freeper schedules, primetime TV schedules and stuff like that.
I believe that Jimmy Valentine's brother never suggested that his way of showing support was the only way.
The point is that many, who have no medical, family, geographic (i.e., live too far away), employment, or other factors that preclude attendence at Walter Reed, are too indifferent or too timid to show up and be counted in person.
We've had amputees at Walter Reed tell us how important it is for us to be there. One in particular mentioned that he did not want wounded troops just into Walter Reed seeing the Pinkos without FReepers being there to express support for the troops. On the verge of tears, he told me that (paraphrasing) "it is just too hard for a severely wounded warrior to come into Walter Reed and have the Pinkos be the only people that the patients see."
I'm sure the target of JVB's "hot air" remark is the guy who tells himself that Walter Reed is just too far away to go to and then the same guy drives to a Washington Nationals baseball game or Washington Redskins football game, driving just as much or more as it would take him to get to Walter Reed. That guy (and there are many who fall into that category) knows who he is, so there is no need to tell him personally. If you did, he would just continue to rationalize his misplaced sense of priorities.
Thanks for the kind words.
That was a great video that you made.
Don't let Buford near the cardboard President.
Maybe we should bring some USSS cardboard agents that we can set up to protect the cardboard President?
A little guilt works. Heck, I'm feeling guilty that I can't be there tonight, and the only thing that stops me is work or finances. My wonderful patriotic daughter didn't even complain recently when I went FReeping on her 16th birthday!
Without any media backing her up, Sheehan was not interested in sticking around.
pinging Justanobody to posts 28 and beyond...
With the drive that you have to make to get to Walter Reed, and the fact that you've been there several times, you don't need to have any guilt. You've literally gone the extra mile numerous times.
Last Friday was great because we outnumbered them, even though they had their superstar, Cindy Sheehan, in attendence.
OK beat yourself and don't stop until you feel better. Then show up next time you can.