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Code Pink & Kevin McCarron Caught Pink-Handed Stealing Marine Parents' Sign at Walter Reed
Friday, January 6, 2006 | Kristinn

Posted on 01/06/2006 9:03:29 PM PST by kristinn

Edited on 01/07/2006 9:23:21 AM PST by Lead Moderator. [history]

A sign posted tonight at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. by the parents of a U.S. Marine asking antiwar protesters to not protest at the hospital was taken down and stolen by members of Code Pink and Kevin McCarron, of Veterans for Peace.

The sign, which read: No Protest Zone, Soldiers Healing, was placed by Marine Corps parents Mr. and Mrs. Trooprally with the assistance of tgslTakoma on the wrought iron fence at the edge of Walter Reed facing Georgia Avenue at the hospital's main entrance where leftist so-called antiwar groups Code Pink and Veterans for Peace have held protests targeting wounded soldiers and their families every Friday night for the past nine months.

The D.C. Chapter of FreeRepublic.com has been holding patriotic counter-protests in support of the troops and their mission fighting the war on terrorism also every Friday night across the street from the leftist groups.

Many soldiers recuperating from their war wounds at Walter Reed, as well as their families, have expressed their hurt and anger at having to see so-called antiwar protesters right outside the hospital. However, the D.C. government has granted the leftist groups demonstration permits without regard to the anguish it causes those trying to heal from traumatic wounds and war experiences.

The Marine Corps parents taped a brief note to the sign that said: This sign posted by the Proud Parents of a Marine, who support the troops and their sacrifices. (signed) P.W. (and) K.W."

The five foot by two-and-a-half foot foam board sign was attached high up on the fence with tie wraps around 6 p.m.

The Code Pink and Veterans for Peace members arrived at their usual 7 p.m. starting time and parked on "their" side of Georgia Avenue near the hospital entrance. Bruce Wolf walked up and studied the sign, then went back to his car to start retrieving the collection Code Pink signs and banners he carries around.

Kevin McCarron and "Stealth Badger" took their turns studying the sign. Princess (the poor sap in the kilt and punky hair) tried to use his addled brain to figure what to do about the sign.

The Pinkos brought over one of their banners and sized up whether they could cover the offending sign with it.

That didn't look like it was going to work so Stealth Badger handed McCarron a knife, which McCarron then used to cut the tie wraps.

McCarron took the sign down, folded it up and then walked it over to Bruce Wolf's car. Bruce unlocked his car and put the sign in the back seat. Bruce then locked his car.

The leftists then replaced the Marine Corps parents' sign with one of their own banners on the fence.

After having seen the sign being stolen, a call was placed to Washington D.C.'s Metropolitan Police Department to report the theft. Amazingly, an officer was promptly dispatched and arrived within minutes to the scene.

After talking with tgslTakoma and Mr. Trooprally, the officer brought the two sign owners across the street to inquire with the leftists about the sign.

The leftists told the officer they had no idea what he was talking about. They didn't know anything about the sign.

The officer asked them several times about it each time they denied knowing anything about the sign.

Frustrated, the officer asked tgslTakoma, "You have the video?"

tgslTakoma replied, "Yes."

the officer said, "Let me see the video."

So, in front of Kevin McCarron, Princess, Matthew, Bruce Wolf's wife (Bruce was hiding up the street), the officer watched tglsTakoma's video shot from across the street with a zoom lense that showed McCarron, Princess, Stealh Badger and Bruce checking out the sign.

The officer then told the leftists, "Okay, cough up the sign. If you don't, this is going to get serious."

They hemmed and hawed for a minute. Princess spoke out, "Well, it was abandoned."

Bruce Wolf's wife said to tgslTakoma, "You said the sign was put up by Marine Corps parents. Where are they? Who's the parent of the Marine?"

Mr. Trooprally, who was standing behind tgslTakoma, spoke up and said, "I am. My wife and I both put the note on the sign."

Then the large floppy hat wearing Code Pink woman who was hanging back said, "We have a permit. You have no right coming over to our corner."

tgslTakoma responded by pointing out that their permit was issued by the D.C. government and the Marine Corps parents' sign was on federal government property. She told them, "Your permit ends at the edge of the sidewalk. And the fence is federal property."

Matthew then whined, "You guys sent a motorcycle gang over to our side once!" (That would be the veterans group, Rolling Thunder.)

The officer told the leftists that he was focusing only on the stolen sign.

The leftists still were not owning up to their possession of the sign.

The officer asked tgslTakoma which car it was in. She pointed out the dark 4-door parked a few feet from where everyone was standing.

They all walked up to the back of the vehicle and the officer asked whose car it was. tgslTakoma said it was Bruce's car and that he was standing up at the corner.

McCarron stepped away and returned with the keys. He opened the car and took the sign out, saying, "Take this sign and go back to your side. Stay off our corner!"

The officer said to tgslTakoma nd Mr. Trooprally, "Okay, you got your sign. I'll walk you back to your corner."

tgslTakoma said she wanted to hang the sign back up where it was.

Hearing that, the leftists had a fit and whined that they had a permit for their corner.

tgslTakoma reminded them that their permit was for the sidewalk and not the fence--which is federal property.

The officer was getting frustrated again and told everyone, "I'm trying to keep peace around here."

He looked at the large floppy hat Code Pink woman and told her, "I'd like you to take your sign off of the fence."

She replied, "We'd be happy to take it down for the evening."

The officer said, "That would be good. Thank you." He then turned to tgslTakoma and Mr. Trooprally and said, "You've got your sign, let me get you both across the street safely."

The officer stayed back and spoke with the leftists for a few minutes and then came over to our side where he had parked. I briefly spoke with him about the recent noise complaint imbroglio.

He then got in his car and observed the situation for awhile before leaving.

Video here


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: aclulist; codepink; dcchapter; hatecrimes; liberalhypocrisy; theft; walterreed
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To: kristinn
I know you get lots of "thank you's" from the peanut gallery, but I hope you know they are sincere and heartfelt.

Thank you!

Every time I hear of a "counter protest" it reminds me of one of the most mind bending contacts I have ever had with the commie/pinko/socialist/ignorant/useful idiot mentality.

The liberal anti-war protester told me how much he admired me for "standing up for my views" by holding a sign on a street corner for about an hour.
When I asked him if my two voluntary enlistments, eight years total on active duty in the USAF, just might have a bit more weight in the cosmic grand scheme of things, and may prove something about my capability to "walk the talk"-his eyes just glassed over and his mind shut down.

I would just as soon shoot him, and people like him, as look at them.

And no, I did not risk my life to defend an anti-USA idiots "right" to protest the USA outside of a hospital for injured and disabled veterans.

Since you are there for the long haul...start broadcasting a "book on tape" of Atlas Shrugged.

As a general public service announcement.
41 posted on 01/06/2006 9:45:52 PM PST by sarasmom
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To: Darkwolf377

In that case, I'll ping you-as it is I am probably going to have nightmares about Code Pink yelling at me to GET OFF MY CORNER! I don't need to be haunted too!


42 posted on 01/06/2006 9:46:05 PM PST by freema (Proud Marine Mom-I love the DC FReepers!)
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To: kristinn

BTTT!!!!!!!!!1


43 posted on 01/06/2006 9:48:47 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Yo! Everyone! Read Coop's tagline!!! :))
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To: kristinn; bmwcyle

So, is that Bruce making his valiant stand on the right of the first picture? On THE corner?


44 posted on 01/06/2006 9:49:26 PM PST by freema (Proud Marine Mom-I love the DC FReepers!)
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To: freema

Personally, I think the policeman should have arrested all who lied to him. Last I checked, willingly providing false information to an officer investigating a crime is illegal.


45 posted on 01/06/2006 9:49:56 PM PST by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save $$$ and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: sarasmom

Bears repeating:

"And no, I did not risk my life to defend an anti-USA idiots "right" to protest the USA outside of a hospital for injured and disabled veterans."

Thank you for your service.


46 posted on 01/06/2006 9:51:16 PM PST by freema (Proud Marine Mom-I love the DC FReepers!)
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To: freema

LOL It will be a nightmare of Popeyes Pelosi and Harry Reid screaming "GET OFF MY CORNER! GET OFF MY CORNER! GET OFF MY ..."


47 posted on 01/06/2006 9:51:25 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (The first and great commandment is: Don't let them scare you. --Elmer Davis)
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To: kristinn

Good on yall! Stupid lefties caught stealing. Miracles do happen.


48 posted on 01/06/2006 9:51:56 PM PST by Texas_Jarhead
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To: RandallFlagg

I believe you are correct.


49 posted on 01/06/2006 9:53:18 PM PST by freema (Proud Marine Mom-I love the DC FReepers!)
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To: RandallFlagg

Lying, thieving bastards.


50 posted on 01/06/2006 9:58:36 PM PST by freema (Proud Marine Mom-I love the DC FReepers!)
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To: Darkwolf377

Popeye Pelosi and Harry Kerry, oh NO!


51 posted on 01/06/2006 10:00:06 PM PST by freema (Proud Marine Mom-I love the DC FReepers!)
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To: fivetoes; beaversmom; Island Princess; CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC; weldgophardline; ...

Ping to all my old FReeping FRiends in Northern Colorado. Y'all GOTTA read kristinn's D.C. Chapter report. Simply beautiful!

Apologies if I've not pinged some.


52 posted on 01/06/2006 10:02:10 PM PST by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save $$$ and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: kristinn

you guys dont need to worry the aclu will be down there lickety split and file a federal lawsuit against code pink for violating your firstamendment rightsthat will be so large the entire org will go into bankruptsy.....(crickets chirping).......(crickets chirping)......(still more crickets chirping at higher volume)....hmmm they must have hit a spot of bad traffic im sure they will be there shorty why if you hold your breath waiting for them im sure they wil lgett here before you turn blue /heavy duty industrial strength sarcasm


53 posted on 01/06/2006 10:08:36 PM PST by freepatriot32 (Holding you head high & voting Libertarian is better then holding your nose and voting republican)
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To: nutmeg

bump for later


54 posted on 01/06/2006 10:11:40 PM PST by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Clinton 6/28/04)
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To: freema

Yep, that's Bruce hiding behind the yellow Bring The Troops Home Now! sign.


55 posted on 01/06/2006 10:14:29 PM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

LOL!! Ol' Bruce looks like he's only about four-foot seven.


56 posted on 01/06/2006 10:16:26 PM PST by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save $$$ and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: kristinn
I have hosted several video clips FOR FREE, as long as they're small enough, on www.putfile.com and video.google.com. You can have the putfile.com video up immediately as soon as it is uploaded. Google is a better service but it takes a few days before the video appears for everyone to view. I usually do an immediate upload to both FREE services and publish a link to the putfile.com instance of the video. Then, when the Google Video file goes live (after their verification process is complete) then I switch the link to the video on Google Video.

The nice thing about Google Video is it puts it out there in the Google Video site for all to see and it immediately gets indexed in the Google search engine.

This is the easiest and cheapest way to get your videos hosted as long as you can keep the size down to between 10-20mb.

If you have any questions or need any help, let me know.

57 posted on 01/06/2006 10:24:01 PM PST by Spiff ("They start yelling, 'Murderer!' 'Traitor!' They call me by name." - Gael Murphy, Code Pink leader)
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To: tgslTakoma
How long does it take to upload a 10meg video file?

On broadband it takes no time at all.

See Post #57 for key posting tips.

58 posted on 01/06/2006 10:26:04 PM PST by Spiff ("They start yelling, 'Murderer!' 'Traitor!' They call me by name." - Gael Murphy, Code Pink leader)
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To: RandallFlagg; kristinn

I wonder if he had his eyes shut praying the policeman couldn't find him.


59 posted on 01/06/2006 10:27:42 PM PST by freema (Proud Marine Mom-I love the DC FReepers!)
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To: kristinn

Let's see a picture of this lowlife puke.


60 posted on 01/06/2006 10:28:59 PM PST by doug from upland (NEW YORK TIMES -- traitorous b*st*rds)
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