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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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To: joesbucks
Photography's been my hobby since I was 12 years old. I inherited that from my dad. I have photos of him taking a photo of me taking a photo of him.

My kids bring books with them when we go anywhere, because they know Mom stops all the time and takes photos of the darnedest things.

Now, if I was lobbing water balloons across the street and yelling, "Neener, neener, neener!" ... I'd allow you to say I was acting like a four year old.

121 posted on 01/28/2006 5:57:56 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: TPartyType

You are entitled to your own opinion.

I have one ping list that covers all topics.

I'll remove you from my overall ping list.


122 posted on 01/28/2006 6:03:32 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a Service Man or Woman today?)
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To: tgslTakoma

Great, more drama from them. Did they learn this from the Paris Hiilton School of Attention Whores?


123 posted on 01/28/2006 6:08:56 PM PST by Ptarmigan (Proud bunny hater and killer)
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To: TPartyType
Get a grip. I went down the street, by myself, so as not to give the PinkOs a reason to start a ruckus.

One question for you: Do you ever wonder how many IEDs can be bought and built (in Iraq) with $650,000 (US)?

Probably not a puny or insignificant amount. I have met guys at WRAMC who were recipients of Code Pink's "insignificant" contribution to the Iraqi insurgency.

124 posted on 01/28/2006 6:10:23 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: Taxman
You'll really enjoy our four-cornered Freep much better than the two-cornered one you were at last year. Our message is very clear to the cars going by, and they respond very favorably.

Last night several carloads of WRAMC folk stopped to talk with us and they were absolutely thrilled to see and hear up-close the response from cars passing by. It's got to do their hears good to know that so many people agree with our pro-troops signs.

See you next week!

125 posted on 01/28/2006 6:16:29 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: Leofl
Can you bring some warm weather with you?

Please?

126 posted on 01/28/2006 6:17:50 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: tgslTakoma

Can't say that I heard about Code Pink donating $650,000 to the Iraqi insurgency. Got a link to a story I can read?


127 posted on 01/28/2006 6:27:38 PM PST by TPartyType
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To: Tom the Redhunter

No need to feel bad. I went down there to take a few photos and I figured I'd be less of a burr under their saddles if I went alone. It's not like there was a lot to take photos of. I think they only had 10 people there last night. I would have been done and gone in two minutes, had Allison just pretended I was a nobody Washington Post photog. and let me do my thing.


128 posted on 01/28/2006 6:28:14 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: rabidralph
I miss you, too, rr. I keep trying to do like you, and melt into the scenery as I take photos; but it doesn't work for me, for some reason.

You will let us know when you're back in the area for any visits, right?

129 posted on 01/28/2006 6:30:33 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: Albion Wilde

Thanks for the kind words, but I didn't go down there and take photos from across the street thinking that it was going to be dangerous or confrontational; and it shouldn't be. There were six lanes of traffic between us. I guess I need to get that new Halliburton satellite cam that can count nose hairs...


130 posted on 01/28/2006 6:41:10 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: buffyt

From New Orleans.


131 posted on 01/28/2006 6:42:00 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: TaxRelief

Heard anything about any festivities in Fayetteville this March???


132 posted on 01/28/2006 6:43:46 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: TPartyType; tgslTakoma; Coop; BufordP
I, for one, am getting sick and tired of people like you who have the nerve to sit behind their computers and criticize people who are actually doing something. We are there to support the troops, who have by the way come out just about every Friday night and thanked us for being there. Just this Friday night several gentlemen stopped there cars and got out and shook our hands and thanked us for supporting them. Last week, a young man and his wife stopped on their way to stay at a hotel for the weekend. The young man couldn't speak well because he'd had throat surgery after being in Iraq. His wife spoke for him. She told us he wanted to thank us for coming out and supporting him. He had tears running down his face. We have young men, come out in their wheelchairs to stand by us.

Now maybe it doesn't matter to you if all these young men were to see would be the Pinkos protesting them, just like when our young men and women came back from Vietnam. To me, whose son served in Iraq, it matters.

Aggravating the Pinkos is just an added bonus.

It's know skin off my nose if you don't want to read our "silly" threads. Leave the real work to the adults.
133 posted on 01/28/2006 6:56:19 PM PST by beandog (Poor, poor Pinkos. Beat at your own little game)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; TPartyType

Please remove me too from the overall pings You are in charge of. I can now find my way around well enough to read and comment on things of my choosing. And the automatic pings bring in a few items I don't wish to be part of my list of reads. Code Pink mostly is one I don't want to keep track of. Thank you.


134 posted on 01/28/2006 7:03:23 PM PST by Majie Purple
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To: tgslTakoma
Have you read Medea's account of the Chavez speech down there? I have it linked on our blog. Quite the account of Socialist dignitaries up there with Sheehan on stage.
135 posted on 01/28/2006 7:07:35 PM PST by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghanistan Honor Roll students.)
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To: Diva Betsy Ross

136 posted on 01/28/2006 7:07:41 PM PST by ForGod'sSake
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To: ForGod'sSake
That is Cute. :]
137 posted on 01/28/2006 7:08:59 PM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Embrace peace- Hug an American soldier- the real peace keepers.)
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To: Justanobody; tgslTakoma

Next time take reinforcements with you! I don't have to carry a sign, and you shouldn't have that much fun all alone! Please share.


138 posted on 01/28/2006 7:10:44 PM PST by Apple Blossom (...around here, city hall is something of a between meals snack.)
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To: TPartyType
Sure. Try this link. At the end, you can see links to the Agence France Press story and the Turkish Press report as well. They just handed over the money and supplies at the border, and not to US troops either. Their money went to buy bombs to kill and injure Americans and coalition forces.

And Jodie Evans (also of Code Pink) blogged from the leftist World Tribunal on Iraq last summer, where the gathered leftists voted to endorse the resistance in Iraq. You can read more on that here, with a link to the mentioned blog page.

They crossed the line when they gave aid to the enemy. IMO

139 posted on 01/28/2006 7:10:52 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: tgslTakoma

If all they have done is move down the street, maybe we need to FReep that area.


140 posted on 01/28/2006 7:11:31 PM PST by TBP
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To: CharlesWayneCT; All

I honestly don't think that they let that permit lapse on purpose. I think that it was a large oversight on their part. Then to add insult to the injury of having lost it to a Freeper is just the kiss of death. I think that they are pissed beyond words because they lost their permit and their rank and file numbers are falling.

Just like Rush says a Lib out of control is really funny to watch. This is givng many of us on FR incredible pleasure to have a ringside seat on the Code pinkos meltdown.

We had a taste of this when we had one of our rallies against Peace Fresno. A church decided to joined us from another little town. I don't mean a few memembers, I am talking the whole church, moms, dads, kids, grandma, grandpa, teens. We outnumbered Peace Fresno Peace by about 20 to 1. That evening was magical. The church brought their risers and their chorus sang God Bless America, and many other songs. They also set up a huge video screen with tapes of Bush speaking about the war on terror.

It took 2 days for my ear to stop hearing honking. Peace Frenso was shaking in their boots, they were literally terrified. After they left we took over all four corners. I don't think that we left until 8:30 that night.


141 posted on 01/28/2006 7:11:53 PM PST by notpoliticallycorewrecked ( God Bless our Military)
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To: Albion Wilde
Good grief those Pepto idiots are unhinged.

That picture would make a great sign for the next FReep.

142 posted on 01/28/2006 7:15:23 PM PST by TBP
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To: BykrBayb

They didn't lose it for stealing our sign off the fence on "their" corner, or for lying to the police when he was asking where the sign was. Lying during the investigation of a crime is also a crime. Of course if you talk to any Code Pinkos, since we got the sign back, no crime really took place!


143 posted on 01/28/2006 7:19:27 PM PST by Apple Blossom (...around here, city hall is something of a between meals snack.)
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To: beandog; TPartyType; tgslTakoma; Coop; BufordP; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Try to imagine a world where Code pink and other anti war groups were not faced with counter protests supporting the troops.

A world where only their voices reached the ears of our wounded, where those opinions were the only ones they heard.

Imagine the depression that would set in when they questioned their honor and country, and imagine the depths of despair Code Pink could drive them to...

It isn't hard to do, because it has happened before, and a whole generation of vets suffered because of it.



144 posted on 01/28/2006 7:19:52 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: beandog
I assure you, beandog, I do plenty to further our cause besides sit at my computer.

Your story is compelling, and I appreciate it. I just feel a need to challenge fellow conservatives to think twice about devoting themselves to activity that, according to the conservatism of Richard Weaver, Edmund Burke, Russell Kirk, Ronald Reagan, and the like, may be detrimental to the cause and may even, in the long run, warp the person who engages in such behavior.

You say you're making a difference to the soldiers and I believe that. I would never doubt that for a moment. You say aggravating the Pinkos is just an added bonus . . . great! If that were your primary aim, and you were there week after week, trying to outlast a handful of wackos with no life, I'd be worried about you. That's all I'm saying.

I don't really enjoy coming on your thread and playing the gadfly. I just think someone has to keep our movement honest and true to its principles, and, as far as I'm concerned, conservatives ought to avoid 60s-leftist agitator street tactics just as much as they should avoid bullying tactics or distorting the truth to make a point, or lying in the cause of Truth, etc.

If that's not what you guys are about, great. If you find yourself getting addicted to FReeping and start wetting yourself every time you get a 10-second sound bite on C-SPAN or a "shout out" on a blog . . . reexamine your motivation.

(FWIW, I was reacting more to the "FREEPERS WIN!!" thread than to this one.)

145 posted on 01/28/2006 7:23:40 PM PST by TPartyType
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To: tgslTakoma

WE look forward to it!

We'll try to bring some warm, Floriduh weather with us, but the forecast is mid-20s.

We'll bring some warm FRiendship and a hug or two (and our long johns!). Will that suffice?


146 posted on 01/28/2006 7:23:45 PM PST by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: TPartyType

The only people whose opinions I care about are our men & women at WR. The rest of your post reads like a load of bubblegum pop psych.


147 posted on 01/28/2006 7:25:40 PM PST by Sisku Hanne (Happy 2006...The Year of the Black Conservative!)
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To: Apple Blossom

Maybe you could arrange for several people with cameras to arrive at specific intervals, maybe just in time to get pictures of them harassing the previously-arriving photographer.


148 posted on 01/28/2006 7:28:13 PM PST by TBP
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To: TPartyType; usmcobra

I can assure you that I actively support the troops,
in person, the last 224 weeks straight.

And will do it again this week, week # 225

You see I'm one of those vets who had no one supporting them.


149 posted on 01/28/2006 7:43:04 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a Service Man or Woman today?)
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To: TPartyType
Your opinion has been noted, logged, and round-filed.

Do you really want to be The Silent Majority again?

Isn't that how the left got to screw over Viet Nam vets, people like you wouldn't stand up to them lest they soil themselves by fighting dirty when it needed to be done?

I want them to feel they've lost, I want them to feel that they have lost precious ground, and I want their failures photographed and spread all over the web, because in the end we both know what they are doing is destructive to healing of our troops mentally and physically.

And anyone that is willing to let that happen really doesn't have any conservative values to begin with.

150 posted on 01/28/2006 7:43:19 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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