Skip to comments.AAR: Phelps' Traveling Freak Show Greeted by DC Chapter at Walter Reed 4/6/06 (Graphics Intensive)
Posted on 04/06/2006 4:35:26 PM PDT by sauropod
We had 32 people on hand for today's event. The other side had maybe 15.
Honor roll for today is as follows: tgsltakoma (tiggles), BufordP, cindy_true_supporter, Mr/Mrs Trooprally, BillF, hellinahandcart, TBP, AGreatPer, W04Man, imacman, chickenhawk, justanobody, gate2wire, iraqikurd, and trueblackman (very late. He was looking at the Cherry Blossoms). The healing heroes included Ryan, Wes, Wild Bill, Bill, Rex, Jerry, Arnold, Cole, Brian, John and a few others.
On a bright sunny spring day in Dee Cee, Fred Phelps' caravan of irrational people descended on both Capitol Hill and Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Others can talk to what happened at the Capitol (I was not there), but we had quite a bit of fun defending and honoring the troops and giving the Westboro Baptists what for.
We got to WR around 2 pm to set up. The Phelpsians had posted on their website that they had a permit for 2:45 - 3:30 pm in front of the Medical Center. When we got there, a group of healing heroes were on hand to lend their opinion to the upcoming protest. They knew that the God Hates Fags People (GHFP) would not be permitted to protest untaunted.
Here is a picture of them setting up on the corner in front of WR:
We began setting up the MOAB. Here Buford works on the banner (It's a rare thing to get a picture of Buford actually working. He's complaining about actually breaking a sweat.):
I gave an interview to the WaPo and to CNS. I had a sign that said, "Fred Phelps: Lifelong Democrat." The WaPo reporter saw that and made a beeline over to get the interview. The WaPo reporter kept asking if I agreed with the Phelpsians that God was punishing America because of homosexuality. I replied by Phelps' logic, God must really not like Americans that drive cars because of all the Americans that die in car crashes every year (far more than the Servicemembers getting killed over in theater). The WaPo reporter said that I basically agreed with Phelps's point of view and that the differences were just a matter of respect. I disagreed with this, stating that Phelps said "God Hates Fags." I said that that was not true, God hates the sin and loves the sinner.
Phelps's group arrived late (they did not show until after 3 pm).
They had many "charming" signs and began setting up on the far corner. They also had quite a few American flags that they proceeded to drag on the ground, stomp on, and spit on during their half-hour protest.
We countered, linking their actions to those of Code Pinko. W04Man had a great sign doing just that:
Fred's brood had many offensive signs to whet the media's appetite.
The Media in attendance included WaPo, CNS, and the Army Times. It was also reported that Channel 7 was there for a little while.
Arriving at almost the same time as they did was Rolling Thunder and RT was joined by a FReeper Chickenhawk on his own bike. Here he is givin' 'em some gas.
RT did the Lord's work revving up their bikes (even if they just were Harleys ;-) and drowning out their weird chants.
Phelpsians are a strange bunch. Here is somebody thanking God for maimed soldiers (I kid you not):
Here, Uncle Sam is in the crosshairs and the Westboro Baptists triumphantly declare that "God Hates You." The expression on the RT's face is priceless.
These next couple of pictures just speak for themselves:
As I mentioned before, the GHFP really like to dishonor the flag.
There was a broad in the pink shirt (see photo below) that insisted on taking a picture of me and everybody else. We were definitely being monitored and cataloged.
RT really got under the GHFPers skin. Here is one of them chewing out the local RT leader for having such a loud bike:
We continued to give them hell. Here is my lovely bride, Elizabeth Crocker, who decided at the last minute to out Fred Phelps personally.
Finally, their permit time was up and they got ready to leave:
They were escorted and serenaded down the street by the healing heroes.
And finally, they became insignificant. No media, no adoring throngs of leftists. No nothing. They sure look lonely.
We never forget who we are doing this for. It's amazing to me that there is not more outrage over this. Our troops deserve better.
Okay, I hate them.
4.0 Job DC Freepers!
Outstanding job, DC Chapter. Simply outstanding.
See the first pic for why we do this.
My thirteen year old daughter is looking at this with me, and I've explained to some degree what Phelp's group (I refuse to call them a church, and I refuse to call them Baptists) has just asked me, "If you hate America so much, why do you live here?"
I wonder what their answer would be?
They were not rational. You wouldn't have gotten an answer that made any kind of sense.
The wounded soldiers knew about the GHF crew coming to WRAMC today, and they were waiting for us. They knew that we wouldn't let them down. And we didn't
wow. those were some big-league nasties.
Now, this is a group of sick puppies. I am speachless.
Outstanding job today by you all.
You guys absolutely rock!!
Well, God bless you guys for going out there and facing these sub-humans down.
The obviously just plain HATE..and they will receive their reward for mocking God..It is sickening..and they are laughing!!
They are the scum of the earth.
God Bless Our Wounded Warriors and those who support them.
Great effort guys.......
You did the job that had to be done.
Law of diminishing returns will soon set in.
Thank you ALL from the bottom of my heart. I linked to this thread from the original post! God bless you all real good.
It's like dancing with kooks, ain't it?
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