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Code Pink Leader Has Tantrum at Walter Reed - 01/27/06
January 27, 2006

Posted on 01/27/2006 9:46:07 PM PST by tgslTakoma

There I was, across the street, a six lane street. Just me. And my little camera.

I stood quietly on the empty sidewalk taking pictures of the Code Pink protest at Walter Reed. The one that used to be at the main entrance to the hospital, until they forgot to renew their permit for that location.

Now, they've taken to infesting a location down the street, in front of a small sidewalk park, but still in front of the hospital.

I had gone down alone, with my camera and tripod to document their little public protest.

I had less than a minute's peace to take photos before Allison Yorra and Ann Wilcox of Code Pink came across and told me that I would have to leave the empty sidewalk, across the street from their protest, because they had a permit for where I was standing.

I told them I wasn't disrupting their protest across the street, and that I was holding no signs but simply taking photos. They told me that I was not allowed to be there, and that the police would remove me. I encouraged them to call the police, because I wasn't demonstrating in their protest area, just taking photos, in their protest area where they weren't protesting. They initially declined to call the police, preferring to "handle it themselves."

By now, "Princess", Weasel and some guy with a black beret had joined Allison and Ann around me. They began to block my camera, which was focused on their public protest across the street. No matter which way I turned, there was Allison and her bully-boys.

So I stepped off the sidewalk and into the curb lane of the street, where MPDC does not issue permits unless the road is closed. Allison and the bullies quickly followed. I'd move. They'd move in front of me. I'd move again. They'd again block my view.

Here are a few photos I took:


Allison Yorra - Code Pink



Allison and "Princess" who both love to call our president a fascist, as they freely protest at a military hospital and try to bully a lone photographer.



Weasel scurries across the street to join in the leftist fun and games.



Allison's good side



I got lots of photos like this. Y'know, for a woman whose organization loves to sneak into places like the Dem and Republican conventions, the John Bolton hearings, various Rumsfeld hearings and events to unfurl banners and disrupt the events for the fawning MSM cameras - she sure does seem to dislike this camera operator.



Allison has help from Black Beret Guy to stop me from taking photos of their public protest.



Black Beret Guy and Ann Wilcox of Code Pink.



Allison and "Princess" - Her profile is definitely NOT her good side.



Allison got really bent out of shape when the other camera folk came down to film their gang assault on me. In a fit of anger, Allison Yorra yelled at us, calling us a bunch of nobodies and that nobody reads our blogs.


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Free Republic; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: codepinkos; codeskank; moonbats; owned; pinkos; pwn3d; tantrum
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To: rabidralph
Great report, Tak! Thanks for doing the hard work. I miss you all.

How are you doing out there, Rabid Ralph?

101 posted on 01/28/2006 2:54:49 PM PST by Albion Wilde (America will not run, and we will not forget our responsibilities. George W. Bush)
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To: Albion Wilde

Hi, Albion! I am doing great and loving life! It's beautiful up here and 30 cars on the street is rush-hour. LOL! How are you doing?


102 posted on 01/28/2006 3:05:31 PM PST by rabidralph (I got my Spring Turkey permit!)
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To: tgslTakoma

You are Very brave!

Be careful to keep them at arms length!


103 posted on 01/28/2006 4:15:40 PM PST by NYTexan (Where is MY global warming?)
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To: tgslTakoma

I saw a few signs yesterday in Claremont, Ca. They read
"WE LOVE OUR TROOPS, BRING THEM HOME"
I wanted to stop and ask, "From where? Korea? Germany? Japan?" Etc.


104 posted on 01/28/2006 4:25:01 PM PST by buffyt (America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people. Pres. George Bush)
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To: RaceBannon

It will be great to see you.


105 posted on 01/28/2006 4:28:52 PM PST by bmwcyle (We got permits, yes we DO! We got permits, how 'bout YOU?))
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To: Zacs Mom
(*snicker*)
106 posted on 01/28/2006 4:38:28 PM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Embrace peace- Hug an American soldier- the real peace keepers.)
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To: tgslTakoma

Ms.TsglTakoma-You are my hero. You done good. Thanks for for the update.


107 posted on 01/28/2006 4:44:55 PM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Embrace peace- Hug an American soldier- the real peace keepers.)
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To: ForGod'sSake

you are good!


108 posted on 01/28/2006 4:45:28 PM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Embrace peace- Hug an American soldier- the real peace keepers.)
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To: tgslTakoma
So if they didn't want their photos taken, why were they PROTESTING out in PUBLIC in the first place? I thought the object of protesting was to draw attention. Scheesh, the stupidity of it all is, is, is just beyond me ...
109 posted on 01/28/2006 4:54:09 PM PST by George - the Other (400,000 bodies in Saddam's Mass Graves, and counting ...)
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To: sageb1
Understood, that's why I encouraged them to call the police and whine to them, "She's lookin' at me!"

In all seriousness, I went down there alone just to take photos, like I had last week when I went down to the same spot. I didn't take a sign with me and I didn't yell at them last week or this week. When they started yelling across the street at me last night, I didn't respond. It was just me and my camera.

I purposely didn't bring anyone else with me, so I could quietly take photos and not "disturb" the Moonbats in their habitat.

If they hadn't made such a scene last night, I would have been able to take my photos in two or three minutes and been gone.

But they were still smarting from losing their prime real estate the week before, and they were itching to cause trouble. So much so, that when I stepped off of the sidewalk onto the street, they continued to harass me. Their permit covers the sidewalk but not the street, so I was no longer in their disputed territory.

110 posted on 01/28/2006 5:02:02 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: All

bump to the top!


111 posted on 01/28/2006 5:03:48 PM PST by Landry Fan (4 Corners! Hooray!)
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To: tgslTakoma
calling us a bunch of nobodies and that nobody reads our blogs.

Er, what blogs? Oh! this blog! Well it's already reached 3501 unique views and it's only 8 hours old.

112 posted on 01/28/2006 5:13:43 PM PST by TaxRelief
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113 posted on 01/28/2006 5:24:18 PM PST by usmcobra (Yesterday I got to say the coolest thing for the first time,"My son in law is a firefighter.")
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To: bmwcyle
There was a video camera down there with kristinn.

Good. Now all was neesd is a doberman with a spiked collar and he can stand wherever the hell he wants! Guarenteed no one will bother him!

114 posted on 01/28/2006 5:26:53 PM PST by Bommer (Ted Kennedy - Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life!)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
Please remove me from this ping list. I only get frustrated when I read these silly threads. What a hollow victory. Look at what losers these Code Pinkos are! And DC FReepers think it's such a huge victory and such great fun to go out and aggravate them (and thereby feed their twisted, martyr-complex-ego needs in the process.)

Sure, supporting the troops is important, but don't conservatives believe in taking the high road anymore?

I think conservatives should expend their energies engaging in reasoned discourse in the marketplace of ideas, not engaging in a bazaar of 60's-style street theatre of the absurd and militant tactics . . . against big, fat, old, irrelevant losers. Conservatives should stand for ideas, values and principles, (like the annual March for Life,) not against this or that puny, insignificant group of radicals. Why? Because, over time, developing an addiction to such fringe behavior, and being negatively motivated (embarrass the other; make them look bad; shout them down; intimidate them; stay on the street corner 10 minutes longer than they do, Friday night after Friday night, etc.) warps the individual.

You're only affirming them by reacting to them, and feeding their need to be noticed. In the process, you may become like them.

FRegards,

TPT

115 posted on 01/28/2006 5:36:05 PM PST by TPartyType
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To: CindyDawg
You want to borrow my ladder? :')

:-)

Around my house the step stool is my friend. I've hit that point in my life where I've begun to shrink. My grandmother was around 4'-6" tall when she died at 102 years old.

116 posted on 01/28/2006 5:36:54 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: Bommer
It's the first time in weeks that I haven't had the video camera with me. Murphy's Law - when you don't have it with you, that's when you need it. And it doesn't matter what the "it" is. When he saw the flock of Moonbats, omebody did come down with his video camera and take some footage. It will be interesting to see.
117 posted on 01/28/2006 5:43:56 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: Justanobody
Maybe we could do the Jesse Jackson style call and response next week...

JJ: I am

US: I am

JJ: Nobody

JJ: Nobody!

118 posted on 01/28/2006 5:46:10 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: PleaDeal
Wilcox told me she did call the police. "Some kind of violence may break out" due to our proximity and confrontational attitude.

Yeah, right, Ann. One person with a camera, 60 feet away from your protest, was such a confrontational and threatening move.

119 posted on 01/28/2006 5:50:11 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: tgslTakoma

bump to the top!


120 posted on 01/28/2006 5:53:20 PM PST by Landry Fan (4 Corners! Hooray!)
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