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
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...even in pink.
Code Pink should be under indictment.
I don't let left wingers get by with much at all in my university. I work tirelessly to win the hearts and minds of our students, and I challenge the cheeseball tactics of the lefties.
BUT, you're right, I don't believe in fighting dirty. I don't want to soil myself. True conservatives don't fight dirty. They fight clean, they fight smart, and they kick ass. But fighting dirty warps the soul of the one who uses those means. It makes them mean spirited, vindictive, and barbaric. Fighting fire with fire is a quick road to radicalism. Conservatives are not radicals.
Third photo from the top-- did anyone tell her that she looks exactly like an erect penis in that hat?
Pardon me, 4th photo from the top.
"I don't let left wingers get by with much at all in my university. I work tirelessly to win the hearts and minds of our students, and I challenge the cheeseball tactics of the lefties."
I lead by setting an example and I don't even get paid.
You don't fight at all, except to put down those here that actually challenge the left in front of Walter Reed.
I'm sure that is very inspiring to your students.
"What did you do last night, teach?
"Well I told a bunch of Freepers they weren't real conservatives because they were actually Protesting Anti war protestors outside of Walter Reed Army Hospital."
"They were protesting Anti war protestors?"
~~student thinks to self(how cool!)~~
"yes they were but I told them how real conservatives don't get their hands dirty stooping to the level of the liberals."
~~student thinks to self (this old guy is proof positive that those that can't teach)~~
Yeah very inspiring.
This makes zero sense to me. Aren't they out there to be seen? Isn't that the whole point? You would think that they want their pictures to be taken no matter who was taking them. Pinko protestors are weird.
Hey, it takes all kinds. I was just hoping to challenge those FReepaholics who are not inclined to engage in the kind of introspection you mention to think about why they're out there week after week, how it effects them, and what it means to be a conservative. Cuz, in my book, brother, we don't do what we do "by any means necessary." That's a radical's credo, not ours.
FRegards, and thanks for all you do.
And . . .
But, hey, it takes all kinds. . . . knock yourself out.
It is cool and exciting and you've taught them to think that it isn't.
Tell me do you also teach them to avoid support the troops rallys?
Or outdoor political speeches?
Because those could easily be considered behavior(s) reminiscent of the 1960s.
As I see it you are creating a new silent majority willing to allow the left to say whatever they want, and do whatever they want, without even a whimper of protest from "real conservatives".
If you succeed in creating your "real conservatives" won't you also be repeating the hardest lesson of The Viet Nam War, that our silence brought about failure out of victory?
I've helped organize them. I'm just now helping get a "We support our troops" display case installed.
Or outdoor political speeches?
I've delivered a few of them myself.
Regarding that other nonsense . . .
I'm teaching them precisely to do battle with extremists (left or right-wing) in the arena of ideas! without resorting to name calling, ad hominem, and insults. . . . give it a try sometime. It's exhilirating!)
Thanks for the ping!
He wanted to give diplomacy every chance. BUT . . . when it was time to fight, he was ferocious . . . even scarey. I like to picture myself acting just so . . with my students right beside me!
Now I can hear someone scream, "But his son died because he drug his heals!!) True, his young son had to die before he jumped into the fray, but his reluctance to fight was not the cause of his young son's death. His son died because he acted rashly and because of the brutality of the Red Coat commander.
Speaking of war, a good analogy just occured to me:
Our adversary in Iraq is using lots of suicide bombers and road side bombs. Should we "fight fire with fire"? Should we start annihilating villages that support insurgents? Should we send in select troops on suicide missions to blow themselves up in a crowd of suspected insurgents to demoralize them? Why not?
reductio ad absurdum--"illustrating absurdity by being absurd"
The Arena of Ideas?
Liberals never enter the arena of ideas anymore, they're too busy hogging the news cameras and staging events to sway the public with meaningless rhetoric.
You are grooming your students for a fight they never encounter, the one on one open debate with an actual liberal.
Meanwhile those here willing to counter protest are making a difference, because unlike your students they are forcing the issue to the forefront and winning against the liberals.
Those that protest win by preventing Code Pink from making the news. Every time the media can't display Code Pink's protests because of those Freepers counter protesting, it's a clean win. And because this win touches more soldiers then any display case in a hallway somewhere only a fool would attempt to shame those that do so.
And only a cretin would call it dirty politics.
His son died because he was killed, not because he decided to wear the uniform of our nation when he father told him not to fight.
That basic lesson lost on you, every human make their own path in life no matter what the wishes of the parents are.
His son's sacrifice shamed Gibson's character into action.
The romance of war never survives the first taste of it.
As for American suicide bombers, in truth the first Kamikazes were those members of Torpedo 8 that flew into the slaughter of Midway at the hands of japanese gunners. We created the first Kamikazes, the japanese only fashioned them after our examples.
Then again, if you think teachers ought to abandon teaching their charges to win in the arena of ideas just because some left wingers no longer know how to exercise reason, then shame on you! That kind of thinking isn't exactly conducive to perpetuating a free and civil society.
That's Pee Wee Herman...and his towel boy.
Where do they recruit their members? The bus stop mutant zone?
"Remember how agonizing it was for the family in Mel Gibson's "The Patriot" to decide what to do? The hotheads were anxious to go to war, but not ol' Mel's character."
The ONLY movie I've seen, in this century,
was "We Were Soldiers"
Why, because I have a lot of admiration
for for the Brothers
who had it rougher than I did in Viet Nam.
And while I appreciate your efforts in
teaching the next generation realize
that the next generation learn from my example,
and how I found a way to serve my country again
and at zero cost to the government.
You see I've managed to be successful
in my profession
(not rich by any means, but successful and pay taxes)
AND make time each and every week
to serve along side, and in many cases,
actually replace active duty personnel.
That's the key to setting an example
of just what a conservative really is.
You really can't teach someone what to do or think.
Just set an example for them and hope they follow.
You have no clue, it's obvious from your post.
Get off your ass, it's not hard to find...
Ops, I forgot, you're busy speaking through it.
Thank you for standing up to these pinkos.
I'm a pretty big guy. If I move off of their "zone" and they pull that crap on me, I would start hurting people to make that issue stop. These commies need put in their place.
It's like antagonizing a rabid, dull canine.
Another thing they don't seem to like is Protest Warrior, based upon experience.
That's right, and my Dad is part of that generation. We're not going to let it happen again. I just more folks felt the same way.
I just more = I just wish more
...whines the snot-nosed little punk.
I cordially invite you to go to Hell.
We've got a few of us high-mileage jarheads out there to keep the peace, but I really don't think this treasonous pinko group would be foolish enough to start any violence. Not only do we outnumber them, but our folks are younger and our men don't wear skirts.
We will try to do that....Keep up the good work!!!
First of all Allison this is NOT a blog...Free Republic is a discussion forum. And Allison I know you are reading this! .
Thank you for your keen insight...........
I cordially invite you to go to Hell.
and your kind comments.
The Pro life movement provides a great distinction: I'm a member myself, and I think an annual March on Washington, or one's capital, or occasional activism is right, good and salutary.
It's the act of weekly street activism that I think becomes addictive and can potentially turn one into a radical. And ending abortion is a whole lot more grave a matter than being motivated by wanting to embarrass some other group. That's all I'm trying to get FReepers to consider.
But I understand that many street activists are positively motivated, that they just want to stand and be heard or make a simple statement and make sure the troops feel supported and that embarrassing the opposition is just a nice consequence of their action.
Anyway, thanks, Wayne for not jumping in my sh*t . . .
vigil at Walter Reed Army Medical Center - Every Friday
8:00 pm, Friday Aug 12, 2005 Demo/Protest/Rally/Vigil
City & State DC
Topic / Issue Iraq
Location Walter Reed Army Medical Center (North Gate), 7200 Georgia Ave., at Elder St., NW
SHED LIGHT ON U.S. WAR CASUALTIES:
BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW
TAKE CARE OF THEM WHEN THEY GET HERE
Walter Reed Army Medical Center (North Gate)
Every Friday Night 8 to 10 P.M.
7200 Georgia Ave., at Elder St., NW
Vigil Contacts: Ann Wilcox 202-441-3265; Allison Yorra: 202-332-4876
For vigil details visit:
The nightly vigil at Walter Reed Army Medical Center continues to
signal the late nightly arrivals of badly wounded soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan.
On Friday nights there is an abundance of traffic on Georgia Avenue and much support from those driving by. The vigil is a reminder of the devastating human cost of this war and deepens our resolve to bring it to an end as soon as possible. Please take the time and join our welcoming group. Bring friends, candles, a sign or a banner.
It is worth noting that many of the soldiers we have met so far do not support the war, but others do. Take the opportunity to hear their stories and share perspectives.
Allison Yorra (202) 487-5112 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Second Monday 7pm
CODEPINK DC MONTHLY MEETING
Join us the Second Monday of every month to talk strategy, plan our events and actions and grow the womens peace movement. Contact Allison Yorra: email@example.com or call 202-487-5112
Yawn...George Bush is scheduled to give his State of the Union Address on Tuesday, January 31. Another day, another spin job from the administration about how their policies are making things so much better for ALL Americans and for Iraqis, especially the women. We will be told that the folks handling reconstruction (Iraq and the Gulf Coast) are "doin' a heckuva job". He'll warn us that we need to be very afraid of future attacks and how his war on terror is making us safer.
What we won't hear about is the ILLEGAL domestic wiretapping program, the rampant Republican corruption and the quagmire that is Iraq. Doubtful that Bush will mention the ever growing number of people who think he should be impeached. But we will!!!
CODEPINK is organizing a People's State of the Union press
event (see below) that will lift your spirits and move you to action. Join Members of Congress Lynn Woolsey, John Conyers and Maxine Waters, Gold Star Mother Cindy Sheehan, whistleblower Ann Wright, political and economic expert John Cavanagh, New Orleans activist Malik Rahim as they speak the truth about our nation's policies and what we the people need to do to make real change possible.
On this particular day Americans deserve to hear the truth, not just about
the REAL state of our nation, but also the hopeful message about how
together WE can implement alternative policies to build a more humane and
It seems NO ONE reads their little website of LIES (except for the same four people who seem to show up everywhere protesting against anything and everything George W. Bush/Republican/Conservative aka PRO AMERICAN). It must pay well to be a 24/7 protester these days (Code Pink/Global Exchange) since none of them seem to have REAL jobs...
Appeal to Our Vets and Active Duty Soldiers Inside Walter Reed
The Walter Reed Vigil is a very discreet, dignified project taking place for two hours each Friday evening between 7 and 9 pm. We want those who have paid a terrific price for their country to be kept close to our hearts and minds. We don't call for you to be honored with parades and flags; others will do that. We are calling on the country to honor its veterans, active duty, reserves, and National Guard, with full benefits, commitment to long-term health care, and an economy that will provide good jobs, hopefully union jobs.
We understand from talking to some of those inside Walter Reed and other soldiers, the importance of the bonds you have with the comrades still in the field. You worry about them; you pray for them. So do we-that is why we want them home again. Whether you agree with that solution for the situation we are in-or not-we hope you can come to trust our sincerity. We try to prove it with the consistency of our little vigil outside the main gate of Walter Reed. You proved your commitment to your brothers and sisters in arms and to your country. We stand by the main gate each Friday evening for just those two hours as a commitment to you, that we will not forget you, and we don't want the rest of the country forgetting you either.
NOW TODAY, there are some who are so unsure of their own position that they feel they cannot tolerate even our small, short, weekly vigil. These people wave the American flag but they have lost the essence of what it means. They say God Bless The Troops but they don't understand what it is that you and your comrades fought for, are fighting for. Their goal is to silence us, and what will they do then?
HOW DID it come to this? That a small, humble vigil of ten people or so, should turn into such a storm? What are we saying that gets them so angry?
Support Our Troops. Full Benefits for Our Vets. Bring the Troops Home.
PLEASE HELP US. If you believe we have a right to our simple vigil, if you can trust us not to ever do any of our veterans harm, please join us some time between 7 and 9 pm any Friday evening. Show the world that you don't believe in the lies told about us, that you believe in our right to have our vigil for our soldiers. Some of us are mothers of soldiers. Some are veterans. Some of us are simply citizens who want to do a little thing for people who have done so much for them.
Group thinks Bush is the real terrorist
Letter to the Editor, by Jacqueline Betz, Gainesville
A Weekly Battle Over War in Iraq
Outside Walter Reed on Friday Nights, Two Camps Stand Their Ground
Washington Post, October 30, 2005
Setting The Record Straight
By John Bruhns, Iraq War Veteran
The Cost of War at Walter Reed
By Stewart Nusbaumer, Intervention Magazine
Walter Reed Vigil Report No. 16
December 2, 2005
Walter Reed Vigil Report No. 14
November 18, 2005
Walter Reed Vigil Report No. 13
November 11, 2005
Walter Reed Vigil Report No. 12
November 4, 2005
Walter Reed Vigil Report No. 11
October 28, 2005
Walter Reed Vigil Report No. 10
October 21, 2005
Walter Reed Vigil Report No. 9
October 14, 2005
Walter Reed Vigil Report No. 8
October 7, 2005
Walter Reed Vigil Report No. 7
September 30, 2005
Walter Reed Vigil Report No. 6
September 23, 2005
Walter Reed Vigil Report No. 5
September 16, 2005
Walter Reed Vigil Report No. 4
September 9, 2005
Walter Reed Vigil Report No. 3
September 2, 2005
Walter Reed Vigil Report No. 2
August 26, 2005
Walter Reed Vigil Report No. 1
August 19, 2005
People like her give me pause to wonder why I spent so many years protecting their right to free speech. But I suppose if you welded her mouth shut and cut off her arms then she would be a much more pleasant individual.
. . . time for church. . . (I promise to never post this sort of challenge to street FReepers again.)
I hope to get back to town when it's late summer or early spring, but I'm not sure yet of my schedule.
Handle your business in the ivory tower however you see fit. And keep your agenda to yourself, regardless of what it is. But by the same token, keep your condescending lecturing to yourself or save it for the pinkos. If you actually have been reading the WR threads and comprehending them, you'll see clearly why we are there and what motivates us: supporting and protecting our troops. Shaming pinkos is just the cherry on the sundae.
Is that the stealth badger?
Once I went over to photograph my local useful idiots at their protest. Their leader came up to me and told me "You can't take our picture!!", to which I replied "Gee whiz, this looks like a public street corner to me" as I took her picture. She was really mad, but couldn't do a thing about it.
If they are harrassing you by getting in your face and interfering with you photo taking, they are breaking the law. It's called harrassment. Call the police next time and get them straitened out. You are free to take photos in a public place as long as you are not interefering with their right to protest.
Thanks for the photos, and keep up the good work.