Skip to comments.Operation Infinite FReep, Columbia, Missouri
Posted on 01/28/2006 4:03:23 PM PST by bluesagewoman
REPORT: by TheSnowFlake
On Saturday-Jan 2006, Columbia, Missouri woke up to a cold, overcast, rainy day. As I stood across the Post Office this morning, the rain felt cold as ice dripping off my red-hooded windbreaker.
Today, I was alone opposing the peaceniks, since the other counter-protesters had various obligations. Alone, or not, it was so good to be there.
On the opposing side stood eight (I call them this time SUSPECTS, ha!) Their so-called peace cause is certainly more than questionable. And, also behind their so-called peace cause, some do commit crimes of violence and exhibit many different forms of hypocrisy.
Nevertheless, as the hour wore on, it was reasonably calm and quiet, as others came and went. I was proud to hold the sign, "OUR TROOPS, OUR HEROES."
Most of my encounters with the general public were as follows: One smart-mouthed peacenik crossing the street yelled out at me and said, "Good morning. Nice day," in a high, childish, sing-song voice.
I detected his insincerity and made no reply. Then, I thought, "Yes, it is a nice day to stand up for our troops." And, I know standing in the cold rain for one hour doesn't even begin to compare to the price our troops are paying for my freedoms- including many others-- even for the freedoms of the opposing side, which they take so grossly for granted, and do not appreciate.
A little later on, a lady got out of her truck and commented to me how UNIMPRESSED she was with the opposing side. I told her I was glad she could see through them, and the worthless cause that they all try to promote. She assured me that she could see through them. And, also said that if her husband was present, he wouldn't hesitate to give them all a piece of his mind.
Then one man going into the post office yelled across the street at me as I held my sign, "OUR TROOPS, OUR HEROES," and said, "You're right!"
I replied, "Thank you, our troops are right."
A few minutes later, another man walking across the street said to me, "Just one?"--referring to me standing alone.
I replied, "It's better than none." He agreed and later yelled back that he had three brothers in the war.
Another lady crossing the street looked at me and said, "Thank you for being here."
About the middle of the hour, a lady driving by gave me a thumbs-down. But, the thumbs-up I received in support of our troops always cancel out the negative.
Closer to the end of the hour, a man walked my way as he crossed the street. He said, "I'll tell you exactly what I told them. There are two heads and one snake."
I answered, "Can you explain?" But, he was still standing in the street in the path of traffic, and there were cars coming his way and driving around him. And, his reply really didn't make a whole lot of sense anyway. So I interrupted and said, "Sir, you need to get out of the street before you get run over." I didn't want him to end up as a dead snake.
Before he walked on, he said, "Our troops are alright."
I called back at a distance to him, "That's why we need to be out here standing up for them!"
Finally, at the end of the hour, a husband and wife in a dark pickup stopped and thanked me for standing against the other side. They also said, "Those people across the street need to get a life."
Then her husband rolled down his window on the driver's side and yelled out at them, "You all need to get a life!" One of the eight SUSPECTS defiantly yelled back at him, and argued on with (his/their) usual conversational jibber/jabber.
After observing that, it became even more apparent to me, that most of them will NEVER listen to reason, and will always continue to plug their ears. How they delight in remaining willingly ignorant and can NEVER see the forest for the trees. To me one example of that is their banner that says, "Tens of thousands have died."
I thought, "Yeah by the hand of Saddam Hussein and his two sons, and the wicked terrorists." Kind of barking up the wrong tree isn't it?
The hour went by quickly. But, it's always a nice day - rain or shine- to stand in support of all our troops. And, it's also uplifting to see that there are so many people in this city who believe in and support our troops, and the worthy cause they are all fighting for. And, I know that includes many others across the nation as well, who also give a BIG THUMBS UP for our troops.
Thank you troops for continuing to hang tough, so that I, and many others throughout our country and abroad, can have the freedoms that we ALL enjoy now.
May what you do NEVER be taken for granted. And, May THE L-RD continue to Bless and protect you, as you remain FAITHFUL in fighting the good fight of Freedom!!!
II Timothy 2:3 Thou therefore ENDURE hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
Bump! Good work!
Is this "snowflake" a freeper??
Yes, she is, and she did solo-duty this morning, and wrote this report.
Well, then....snowflake...you put us all to shame by not doing what you are doing...and I want to thank you..
I was engrossed in your post..and I kept hoping that it would have a "happy ending", in that a few more people would have stayed to stand with you...instead of just thanking you and walking by.
God Bless you...and bluesagewoman, THANK YOU, for posting the account.
I really miss being there with you all and hope to be able to rejoin you this summer.
One of our guys had Guard weekend, and I had a meeting out of town. TheSnowFlake just knew to show up and hold the corner. That's Providence. So, we were honored in more than one way.
Thanks troops, for your service.
Good job... You are one determined little lady.
Hey lady -- it sure was an ugly day out there -- at least in my part of Missouri! You did well!! Thanks, Hugs, and God bless you!!
College town, huh?? Well, that explains a lot.
I was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado...and it is moonbat central, west of San Francisco, that is....
Now...I understand where the "danger" part comes in...
Please tell Mrs. Snowflake that her report was inspirational and tell the rest of your FReepers there that to do this since 2001 twice a week is nothing short of heroic.
It means so much to those of us with loved ones in the military, I just can't begin to tell you.
(I'm going to do my best to send you some of the warm Virginia weather we've been having.)
There's a place in my heart for y'all; I miss my time there. I thank GOD that He continues to provide someone to counter the peaceniks/suspects across the street.
Thank you, Mid-Mo Freepers.
THANK YOU, military and military families, for the sacrifices you make to defend and maintain our American freedom!
Way to go!
Thanks for standing a lonely post in support of our men and women under adverse conditions.
Thank you for your time
Great to see your post. We sure miss you also. Keep us informed on happenings in "the east".
This was an awfully inspirational read. I loved the 'thoughts'.
If I may say, I don't think I put anybody to shame, and I'm (not) there to try to compete against our group or out do anybody. Bluesagewoman and Tom have stood alone a lot more than I have. And, they deserve a lot more thanks than I do. I was just attempting to present the facts in the report of what happened, etc. And, I also know that there are a lot of other freepers out there across the nation that stand alone too, that may not receive the recognition they deserve. But, they still remain faithful to the task. Many thanks to them too for standing up for our troops, as well as Bluesagewoman and Tom here too.
Thanks for reading the report. I really appreciate Bluesagewoman posting it for me! I know she's a busy lady.
And, as always G-d Bless our troops!
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