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.
Sure you do. /sarcasm
Looks like it could be she-it to me.
I've also helped organize a Support the Troops Rally with some High Schoolers, I'm getting a movement spearheaded at my university to get a "Support the Troops" display case mounted on the wall in the Student Center, I've given speeches on the Heroes of Flight 93, when President Reagan died I organized a day-long vigil in an auditorium, I'm advisor to the College Republicans on my campus, but nobody cares about all that stuff. I'm just posting it because you asked.
Thanks for letting me know about this important part of FR's history of activism. I joined up in '04 and missed a lot of good times!
Read that again and tell me teach logic...
You, on the other hand came out with both barrels blazing.
Be nice and people will be nice to you. Come out swing and expect to get decked...
(Which was no surprise to me, given our last little go 'round about this topic a few years back.)
Funny how I don't recall that but you do. Must be a reason...
"Sounds like a bunch of 4 year olds....on both sides."
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joesbucks, it sounds like you have no concept of putting your ass into something you believe in. Tonight you are only able to muster a holier-than-thou little insult on a keyboard.
There are soldiers in that hospital who were protecting that sorry, lazy ass of yours when they were injured. How about some respect for the FRoops (Free Republic troops) who are protecting our domestic secondary line of defense against the commies from within our borders? I'll bet you don't even know that the patients in that hospital appreciate what the FRoopers are doing for them outside, do you?
"...but nobody cares about all that stuff."
Oh, but we do care. Thanks for your efforts. You are the one who has denigrated the efforts of the WR FReepers. If you find this type of thread "silly", move on. I have witnessed the FRiday night FReeps and these folks are neither extreme or radical. The only "extreme" I've seen is their extreme love and support for our Troops and our Country.
For what it's worth, I support the FReepers at Walter Reed 100%. Thank you for showing up every week.
And to you, TPT, thanks for the "display case."
Thank you for your assesment.
soldiers in that hospital who were protecting that sorry, lazy ass of yours
God bless them. BTW, why are you fixated on my tushe?
"BTW, why are you fixated on my tushe?"
LOL, "tushe" is that the proper way to spell ass?
Weasel should check that out and avoid lying for COLD PINK unnecessarily.
Well since it appeared someone was fixated on my backside, I thought I would give the spelling a little panache.
Lock up your pots or hide the Bunny.
We talked about her and there's something about her that reminds the every guys of an ex-wife...
My Grinch costume and a sign, "Yorra Mean One, Allison"?
I like it. Pretty funny. (Not your backside, the spelling. Not that there's anything wrong with th.. oh, never mind.)
Thank you both. I know that if my son were in Walter Reed I would personally embrace and kiss every single FReeper, Protest Warrior, Rolling Thunder dude, any vet, lurker, blogger, student or passerby who stood out there to represent the America that loves and honors these heroes without ifs ands or buts.
I was talking with a soldier who was injured in a roadside explosion. SHE said she heard us cheering for her and the rest of the wounded and that it was awesome!
God Bless our military!
Ahhh yes, the 'caring' people. So civil. So charming. I sure want my grandkids to grow up under their guidance so they might learn to help others. Won't the world be so much better with them in charge and the eville Bush back home on his ranch counting his Halliburton dollars?:-)
What a sick thing to say!
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 9:43:19 PM CST 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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I also think LOVE is deep in our reason for being there.
Love and respect for the soldiers at Arlington cemetery is why we were there too!
I think every protest, I have been a part of, was a positive event supported by people who LOVE not HATE!
Thanks Albion Wilde for making me think about it and realize how correct you were in your remarks.
My son-in-law was in Walter Reed for almost a year.
It was many years ago, but his last name too, is Sparling.
Showing support at the medical center is also a way for me to say "thank you" and "keep up the good work" to the staff there.
Don't let the suit fool ya..he's a warrior
You know, I hadn't really thought much about the staff, God bless 'em. You are a very special lady.
Help me out here. I'm trying to think of an appropriate analogy. Do you think a footbal stadium filled with TPartyType fans would utter a single word of encouragement to their team? Or would they not even bother to attend the game? An entire stadium of mopes or an empty stadium?
That would definitley make for a losing season.
We prefer the 1760's style of protest.
...sitting here in sunny but cold NM patiently waiting for
No, the problem is you don't see JACK! You'd prefer to assume we're protesting for the SAKE of protesting. And we'll use any excuse to protest. That we hope Code Pink and other groups will protest just so we would can have an excuse to play in the street.
Now here's the truth according to Buford.
I can think of a thousand things I'd rather be doing on a Friday night. I happen to know a lot of other Freepers who feel the same way. But we do this out of NECESSITY! Nary a one of us wants wounded servicemen and women traveling in and out of Walter Reed to see only America hating leftists protesting against everything they stand for. So we stand across the street and demonstrate our appreciation for their sacrifice.
When we started countering Code Pink, they were using signs that read "Enlist and Die for Haliburton", "Maimed for a Lie", just to name a few. But through OUR efforts they've had to clean up their act. Change their message.
There were weeks when they've had large numbers outside the gate spewing their hate. But again, through our discourse - DISCOURSE, SIR, - I believe we've managed to shame a lot of them into NOT coming back...except for their hardcore center.
Every good conservative has a responsibility to take the opportunities that present themself. You take it in the classroom. I will take it at the Gates of Walter Reed.
did y'all see this from the Corner? Dems using the troops again.
"SECOND, call the "URGE ABSTENTION" Senators identified immediately below and do the same -- say that you hope they vote NO on cloture this afternoon but if they can't, urge them to ABSTAIN from the cloture vote by visiting wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Army Hospital at 4:30 p.m. Doing so will be just as good as a "no" vote but will give them political cover with their conservative voters back home. Again, call their DC AND District offices. And again, if their staff will commit to a position on cloture and/or abstention, please post a comment here."
Superbowl sunday, a bunch of studenta gather at their teacher's house, not to watch the game or to even cheer their team on to victory, but to hear the teacher expalin how the game should be played, how a offensive lineman should block, and how actually playing the game is too dirty for real conservatives to play, and that the game was played better in the 1960's when the other side won.
Only after the students leave and find out the results do they understand what they really missed.
My hat is off to the DC freepers, not only have they stood their ground, but they've thrown Code Pink for a lost of fifty yards and taken away their ball.
That's smashmouth and in your face politics, asnd what is hurting Code Pink the most is that they believe that only they are allowed to play the game that way.
Code Pink intended to be in the face of our wounded soldiers returning from Iraq, seeding their minds with such depressing thoughts as "you were maimed for a Lie" in an attempt to turn them into a new generation of "Viet Nam Vets Against The War", as John Kerry once did with his lies.
The DC freeps decided that they would prevent that from happening by counter-protesting them, a radical idea for real conservatives.(mega giant rolleyes)
If I am to be called a radical because I feel we cannot let the the tactics the left used to "win" the Viet Nam war ever happen again, then I will proudly wear the name,
and if it means I'll be fighting dirty I'll do so with all the espirit de corps of a US Marine.
I don't have a ping list, and I pinged takoma on the ABC journalists breaking news thread-
it was just announced they will likely be moved to Walter Reed in two days.
The left won't enter the Arena of Ideas because there is no justification for seeding the hearts of our wounded soldiers with the added emotional torment depression and despair.
They hope to win by default when no one stands to prevent from doing so.
Oh my goodness!
Excellently summed up, BufordP!
One of the wonderful staff ladies I have spoken with frequently in there has two adult children in the services; I suspect many other staffers also have military ties. They know what it's like to have a son or daughter in harm's way.
You are dealing with another person who thinks they are too good to stand out on a cold and wet evening.
As you do, sweet Flora.
Post 283 says it all. Go, usmcobra! Thanks for getting it, crystal clear!
Beautiful! You've certainly spoken my thoughts and reasons for being at the gates.