Skip to comments.WEEK 13 - Olney, MD., 03-25-06: Operation Infinite FReep, PICTURE HEAVY FROM A FREEPERS' VIEW
Posted on 03/28/2006 7:16:23 PM PST by trooprally
iMacMan did his wonders with his camera today by taking pictures of the passing cars from the FReepers point of view.
BELOW: The highlight of this is the car of young supporters who circled around 2 times to cheer us on.
TOP LEFT: First pass by;
TOP RIGHT: They turned around and came back - Trooprally waving to them;
MIDDLE: Close up of car;
BOTTOM: They turned around again before heading east on MD Rte. 108
BELOW: Moonbats (In back ground) not liking the flag waving youths. Pic by iMacMan
Four FReepers/Lurkers were in attendance: iMacMan, [Mrs] Trooprally, myself, and local Lurker Bill.
BELOW: iMacMan & Trooprally setting up banner. Pic by [Mrs] T.
BELOW: Trooprally & iMacMan with Lurker Bill just to left outside pic enjoying fruits of their set up labor. Pic by [Mrs] T.
BELOW: View of iMacMan & Trooprally from "grassy knoll". Pic by [Mrs] T.
BELOW: Local and Lurker Bill. Pic by [Mrs] T.
BELOW: [Mrs] & [Mr] Trooprally. Pic by iMacMAn
The moonbats had eleven for about a half hour, then 3 of them left. Ten minutes later another left. At 4:30 all but two left. Waveman and a lone moonbat on the southeast corner stayed til almost 5 PM.
BELOW: Early shows with Waveman (aka Swearman & Barkman) at left. Pic by [Mrs] T.
BELOW: Lots of moonbats. Pic by [Mrs] T.
BELOW: LEFT: Pic of simpleton, I mean singleton moonbat on SE corner. Pic by [Mrs] T. RIGHT Close up of singleton. Pic by iMacMan.
The teens from last week did not return. We had hoped they would. We did get the word to several drivers about our Saturday rally. They stopped for the red light, rolled down their windows and thanked us. That's when we told them about the FReep. We'll see if any of them come out.
Two cars flipped us the one finger salute and several shook their heads in disdain. But the honks from cars and waves from the Metro bus drivers always warm the heart. One bus passenger also waved to us.
The below pics are all by iMacMan from a FReeper's VIEW. Like them nice shiney cars? I personally like the waves and thumbs up. iMacMan spotted several that he would like to have.
BELOW: A TwoFer
BELOW: Another TwoFer
BELOW: Same car as above but now passenger has two thumbs up!!
BELOW: Call the company on the van - Tell them you saw them on FR and ask about a discount - Tell them Trooprally sent you. See how fast they hang up.
The red banner held up to the brisk breeze today. It bent, it flipped around, but the twine tie downs held. But the weather was warm enough that the breeze did not create a severe wind chill. Just hard to light my cigars.
Pic by iMacMan
Next Saturday, same place, Georgia Avenue, MD Rte. 97 and MD Rte. 108 in Olney, MD
Same time, 3 PM to 4:30 PM
THE TRANSFORMATION HAS BEGUN!!
Great pics. Thanks to all of you for your activism.
Thanks for all your hard work getting the AAR posted. Great pics by iMacMan! All honks warm the heart....
Call the company on the van - Tell them you saw them on FR and ask about a discount - Tell them Trooprally sent you. See how fast they hang up.
LOL!!! Yer funny Mr. T. ;*)
That's gonna give me nightmares.
I'm actually finding some short cuts to help. The one for this AAR concerning transferring pictures probably saved an hour.
iMacMan had to hold a sign in one hand while his other hand held the camera always at the ready. Towards the end of the FReep, [Mrs] T gave him a smaller sign because he was getting sore holding the larger sign. iMacMan took 150 pics that day just to get the ones that were posted.
Great report! And great pics too! Where'd all those floating green arrows come from? Can you pick those up at Walmart?
Great pics. In a couple of the pics, there is a moonbat holding up a sign that reads "2323." What is that suppose to mean?
Thank you for the answer. They sure are a sick bunch!
Olney Report ping.
That would scare little children.
Great FReep, Great shots!
And I LOVE the "HillBilly" pic!
Damn. I must be a girly man, cuz all those pics of the cars with all the thumbs up and waves got me all misty. Great job.
Anyway, there were actually 208 pictures altogether! ALL were either honkers or wavers or yellers. It was just that most had their windows rolled up and the glare was just too harsh to see anything inside the cars. Ill try this again sometime between cold winter and hot summer when the windows are more likely to be down.
Yes, BufordP, the arrows came from Walmart -- I have some red ones too!
I hope the following doesnt constitute hijacking but it has to do with the 2323 sign.
I ran across a table of military deaths (with causes) for the years 1980 2004 on FR last week. Some of it may surprise you -- it did me.
Here's a link to the table's .pdf file:
Here's who was President in the years listed
Carter - 1980 (the last year of his term)
Reagan - 1981 - 1988
George HW Bush - 1989 - 1992
Clinton - 1993 - 2000
George W Bush - 2001 - 2004
I converted the .pdf to a spreadsheet and analyzed it to derive the following:
The average number of deaths per year for that 25-year period is 1540. The average per year for GW Bush is 1297. What's more the fraction of these deaths that are ACCIDENTAL averaged over 50%! (56% to be precise) The average total military over these years was around 2,000,000 with an average death rate of 0.079% (deaths/man).
Here're the yearly averages for the total deaths and each sub-category over each President's years covered in the table listed in order of decreasing total deaths (needs to be in a fixed spacing font to line up properly):
............total...acc...host....hom....ill....pend.....self.infl.....terrorist...undet. Carter......2392...1556....174....419....231.......1.........11 Reagan......2150...1332.....64....249....327.....128.........58...........20 GHW Bush....1556....872.....88....175....268.....121.........33 GW Bush.....1297....527....276.....45....215......47........156...........26..........21 Clinton......938....494.....47....160....153......71.........12...........14A couple of observations:
Ranking them by accidental deaths would give the same result. GW Bush's average death rate of 276 due to hostile action is the highest, followed by Carter at 174 (just for the one year covered). Death by homicide for GW Bush is BY FAR the lowest of all of them. But the self-inflicted rate is by far the highest for him. I would like to know more about both of these numbers.
It'd also be interesting to know the accidental and illness death rates for similar-age civilian folks.
That's the number of soldiers killed in Iraq from ALL reasons. They bloated the figure to include ALL so that they can get to their magically numbers to through a big protest.
I believe that the actual killed in combat if 1800 - 1900. Someone may have the true number.
You should send those statistics to Hannity. Might be something he'd be interested in and sure to tout on his shows.
my favorite klintoonism is:
" i never had sex with that woman, HITLERY RODHAM CLINTON. NOT a single time". signed, wee willie klintoon.
Such a maroooney! Don't you know anything!!
The pics did turn out great. Thank you iMacMan and [Mrs] T for making the thread look so good.
LOL - Thanks - one for the memory books!
If your out there, Olney could use you this weekend.
Great post. Keep up the good work.
Love your post also.
This banner and the blue one at Walter Reed were made by a regular FReeper at WR. She 'donated' this one Olney but it is also used at WR. She's very modest and doesn't want credit given to her anymore. She says that the are now the property of the D.C. Chapter. (Its was Albion Wilde)
Will we see you this week? Bmwcyle and I hope to be there, I'm negotiating now.
Not sure if you've been monitoring things, but the trooprally's will be out of town and Cindy (formerly Lurker Joan) who is also a local from Olney has been in Texas with her son. He was hit by a drunk driver and critically injured over Spring Break. The only one to be there for sure is Lurker Bill, so extra bodies are needed. A couple of weeks ago, some "teenagers" as Mr. T put it, showed up and said they would be back, but were a no-show last week. Hope to see you!
Terrific AAR and great photos! I think you got the proportion of thumbs-up to vee-signs about right -- looks like what we see at Walter Reed! Go, team!
D**n, Trooprally, someone ought to enlarge the sleeves on the ends of that sign so some sturdier poles can be used!
That would be all the moonbats who threatened to leave the country if he were elected. Some of them didn't have the money to travel to Canada, apparently.
Oh, I thought the poles were suppose to look that way!
Adds character ;o)
Yes, I am aware of the situation and trying to work it out. Hope to see you all Sat.
Am I understanding this correctly? Military deaths are actually lower under George W. Bush during wartime than they have been under all these other presidents, including during peacetime???!!!!
I dont want to mislead anyone. In the document I referenced, only one year of Carter is covered (his last), whereas 8 years each for Reagan and Clinton, and four years each for the two Bushes are covered. Note that 2005 was NOT included. The numbers I posted were the yearly averages for each President just for the data in the document.
The result was that Clintons average for the total number of deaths was the lowest, while George W Bushs was the next lowest (this number would go up if 2005 were included, but his ranking by average total deaths probably wouldnt change). Carters last year was the highest.
Also, note in my previous post that George W. Bushs average deaths due to hostile action is the highest.
CJ posted some more data of this type on his milblog:
This is the average number of combat deaths for each major war in the past hundred years or so (his post includes the total number of months and deaths plus some marvelous perspectives). Draw your own conclusions
War Av. Deaths Per month WWI 2816 WWII 6639 Korea 909 Vietnam 526 Gulf War I 148 Iraq 55