Skip to comments.Code Pink Leader Has Tantrum at Walter Reed - 01/27/06
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.
How are you doing out there, Rabid Ralph?
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?
You are Very brave!
Be careful to keep them at arms length!
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.
It will be great to see you.
Ms.TsglTakoma-You are my hero. You done good. Thanks for for the update.
you are good!
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.
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Er, what blogs? Oh! this blog! Well it's already reached 3501 unique views and it's only 8 hours old.
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!
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.
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.
JJ: I am
US: I am
Yeah, right, Ann. One person with a camera, 60 feet away from your protest, was such a confrontational and threatening move.
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