Skip to comments.WEEK 18 - Olney, MD., 4-29-06: Operation Infinite FReep, PEACENIKS GET VIOLENT!!
Posted on 05/02/2006 7:10:55 AM PDT by trooprally
This Saturday's FReep started off slow, even with MOAB2, tgslTakoma's new creation. Two weeks after MOAB2 was born, it was a 3Fer (See Post 1). Then Iraqikurd and his friend Samir, a Kurd from Azerbaijan showed up. We were now out numbered by only 3, at 9 to 6.
Pics are by [Mrs] T and pics of the jogger across the street were enlarged by iMacMan.
BELOW: LEFT: Lurker Bill & [Mr] T setting up MOAB2. RIGHT: Samir, Iraqikurd, [Mr] T, Cindy_True_Supporter, Lurker Bill at far right.
Besides those two, our ranks included regulars Cindy_True_Supporter, Lurker Bill, [Mrs] Trooprally and myself. The moonbats had 9 for only a half hour. Their side came and went at various times. The last three left at 4:30 when we finally called Iraqikurd and Samir back to our side. As long as they were verbally engaging the moonbats they would not leave.
RIGHT: Lurker Bill
BOTTOM: [Mr] Trooprally. I had to stop right turning traffic so the family could cross. The cars just zip by, looking for cars to their left, but not crossing pedestrians in the crosswalk.
We had a good number of honks, waves and cheers, even from several Metro buses. Even a Jewish family walking to the Synagogue told us that they supported us.
MOAB2 was a great addition to our side. Luckily it was repaired (Small break while taking it down at Walter Reed) in time for the Phelps one-branch-family-tree expo at Bethesda Naval Med. Ctr. and for Olney's use. Extensions were constructed for the Bethesda rally but we put them to good use in Olney. The traffic light pole was slightly raised and we were able to use one of the shorter extensions for there.
NO - its not magic standing there by itself. Sliding the supports over several 5 foot rebars driven into the ground did the trick. Self supporting signs allows our small numbers to hold signs, talk to the people in their cars and to wave to passing cars.
At the very end of the FReep, as we were breaking down, an OIF vet came up to us and presented us with a most excellent "We Support Our Troops" banner (BELOW). But now I need to make a frame to put it up. Hopefully it can be done by next week. He also Thanked us for being out there. We Thanked him for his service. When he found out that Iraqikurd was from Iraq, the two talked about Iraq.
NOW THE GOOD PART!!!
A jogger was physically accosted by Barking Waveman. Spiff, Doctor Raoul, remember him? He even gave us the middle finger salute again this week. And YES, I am going to send the pictures to a friend, the police sergeant in charge of the Olney District. The jogger didn't want to press charges against Waveman, but this way, Waveman will be on record for violent acts.
The jogger didn't want his picture taken because he worked for a military contractor in Gaithersburg, MD. But corporate HQ is in maggot Jack Murtha's district and they rely on him for contracts. The jogger ('J') saw the moonbats out here in December, the same ones the D.C. Chapter saw on their way to the Christmas dinner. He was really glad that we were now out there.
Anyway, getting to the meat of the episode, 'J' circled Madison's three times, each time giving the moonbats the thumbs down. On his second loop, one moonbat lowered his shoulder and butted 'J'. 'J' stopped and verbally engaged this guy. His conclusion, the guy had no argument for protesting except "Bush Lied" and "There were no WMDs". The guy eventually left the other moonbats and took up at the turning island in front of Jerry's Subs on the northwest corner of the intersection.
After that 'J' also talked to the old man holding their banner (BELOW - Yellow Jacket - From past Olney FReep). 'J' said the old man was just dumb. Both had no facts to back up their old stale sayings.
On the third trip around, 'J' stopped to talk to Barking Waveman and the other moonbat holding political signs. By this time, Iraqikurd and Samir were over at the moonbats' corner to verbally engage the moonbats themselves, not knowing that 'J' was on his way back. 'J' verbally engaged Waveman for about 10 minutes while Iraqikurd and Samir looked on (BELOW). They also wanted to talk to him.
Waveman was getting so loud that we heard him on our side telling 'J' - F*** You. He even flipped us the bird. Then Waveman started pushing 'J' by the shoulder and neck (Below). Waveman pushed 'J' about 6 feet from where they first stood. You can see Iraqikurd starting to step forward (Same Pic Below) but stopped when he saw that 'J' was holding his own.
When 'J' didn't walk away but kept talking, Waveman gave his sign to his comrade (BELOW TOP) and went face to face with 'J', shaking his finger at him (BELOW BOTTOM). Waveman's right hand is in a fist, but 'J' stood his ground in a relaxed, non-combative manner. Looking at the pics, you can see 'J' didn't once take a defensive stand. 'J' is holding a water bottle. That's why his hands are always in front of him.
By the time I got over to the moonbats side, Waveman had already retrieved his sign. I told 'J' that we have Waveman on film if he wants to press charges. 'J' said NO, but Thanks and that he would be over to our side to talk to us also. Waveman asked if we planted 'J'. I told him that I've never seen him before. The pic (BELOW) shows me leaving the scene, looking for cars before I crossed back to our side. You can also see the other moonbat putting his hand out to keep Iraqikurd away from him.
'J' finally came over to our side while Iraqikurd and Samir stayed (BELOW) to verbally engage the moonbats. Apparently Barking Waveman slipped and told Iraqikurd that he lives out of his car. Hopefully Iraqikurd will let us know more of what they said.
'J' started our conversation by playing devil's advocate. He asked why we were out there and about Bush lying about the WMDs. I told him about the damage the silent majority did during Vietnam by not supporting the troops and by not countering libs, and about the translations of Saddam's paper on FR. When I asked if he knew about FR, he said he did. We talked a little bit more on the merits of supporting our troops.
Being satisfied that we knew why we were there, 'J' opened up and said he was on our side. He pointed out the the moonbats had no facts to argue with. They just kept giving the old antiwar sound bits with no facts to back it up. I then directed 'J' to Cindy_True_Supporter.
She has had personal contact with the Quaker's and knows about them. She and 'J' continued talking as we started to break down. Hopefully she'll put her conversation on a post.
'J' said that he'll drive by next week and honk for us.
But more important, 'J' said that when he was on their side, the moonbats received a lot of grief from passing cars, a lot more than the honks they receive. Now that is worth knowing. It makes standing out on the corner all that more worth while.
Personally, I would like to be able to verbally engage the moonbats or give them flyers with web sites that factually correct on a weekly bases as 'J' and Iraqikurd did this week. Hoping that would discourage the moonbats off the corner. But with our constant small numbers, that is not possible.
BELOW: Part of the moonbat's group. The lady on the right with her daughter is part of MOBilizing Mothers. This group was originally called Mothers Opposing Bush (MOB), but since President Bush won the last election (heee heee heee) they had to change their name. The Quakers are part of PeaceActionMC, MC for the Montgomery County Chapter. Mother & daughter left early.
Next Saturday, same place, Georgia Avenue, MD Rte. 97 and MD Rte. 108 in Olney, MD
Same time, 3 PM to 4:30 PM
As always, the D.C. Chapter's rules for protesting will be in effect. Briefly, they are: No violence, no profanity, no racism, no provocations, obey the law and treat all law enforcement officers with respect.
They join Cindy_True_Supporter; concretebob; Justanobody; Trooprally [Mr] & [Mrs]; and \/\/ayne;
To qualify as a 3Fer, you must attend 3 FReeps without a full day between them. We don't want you to catch your breath or get work done.
So if you qualified since mid 2005, let me know and you'll be added to this infamous list.
There are no prizes, just the self satisfaction that you gave your all for the betterment of these United States.
TOP: MOAB2 @ WR, Friday, April 28. Pic by PleaDeal
MIDDLE: MOAB2 @ Bethesda Naval Hospital, Sat., April 29, early afternoon. Pic by DollyCali
BOTTOM: MOAB2 @ Olney, Sat. April 29, late afternoon. Pic by [Mrs] T
Thank you all.
bump for excellent report as usual.
Phantasm on the right????
Remember, also, I talked with the Quakers about the kind of people they're standing with and attracting to their protest. If I were you, I would take the video and photo evidence to the leaders of the Quaker organization and explain the kind of situation they are creating and the kind of people they are attracting with their protest. Maybe they'll see some reason and shut it down. Probably not, but it is worth a try.
PEACE PROTESTORS BE PEACEFUL.
STOP THE LEFT WING VIOLENCE!
You all are so awesome! God Bless you.
Doctor Raoul Jan. 28,2006
Spiff w/ PA system March 11,2006
GOD BLESS EACH OF YOU WHO STANDS AND DEFENDS OUR TROOPS AND OUR COUNTRY!
Thank you, all, for what you do. Boy, I wish I live in D.C., I would gladly join you.....and, I'd get to visit our "esteemed" Senators/Congress to let them know we expect them to place the interest of our great country and our troops above their own agendas and power grabs.
Stacy: [ sarcastic ] I want to live in a van down by the river.
Matt Foley: Well, you'll have plenty of time to live in a van down by the river when you're.. [ tries to be clever ] ...living in a van down by the river! Now, you kids are probably asking yourself, "Hey, Matt, how can we get back on the right track?!" Well, as I see it, there is only one solution! And that is for me to get my gear, move it on into here, 'cause I'm gonna bunk with you, buddy!
Very interesting AAR!
LOL - You two are going to kill me yet.
Hey, better lay off the nicotine and the bacon so a good laugh won't give you a case of agita!
Wow. That's cool.
Wonderful AAR, Trooprally [Mr & Mrs]. My, my, my ... those peaceful Quackers!
It is not hard to see the old hippie is a drunk the several times I was there.
Hope to be back in two weeks.
We have been missing all the fun.
Great Job, and great Report ;^)
Does WRAMC Fri 9/23/05, J. E. Hoover FBI building on Sat, and the SOT rally at the mall on Sunday 9/25 qualify me as a 3fer? If so count me in!
And Thanks for your support of the troops.
What a great AAR! Thanks for the ping.
Think you may want to join us? Hint Hint.
Miss your smile.
Bring it on.
Glad to hear from you.
I can't figure out the negative responses to the "Support the Troops" either. I thought everyone supports the troops, just NOT the WOT or Bush.
Hey - Concretebob says he wants to move his family up from Richmond area also. You two should get together, buy a mansion in D.C. so there is enough room for the two of you. Maybe Hillary's mansion will be vacant when she losses her presidential bid in '08.
And TR, I NEVER said move my family.
I said get a job, and work in the area.
I was planning on moving in with you.
CB - you've been a 3Fer for a while. No. 2, I believe, after Justanobody. I forgot exactly when since I don't have time right now to look back at the FReeps. FYI, I count PW rallies since you are also a FReeper.
We have a shed in the back. Enough for you, your signs and flags. Speaking of flags, nice shot of you in Olney on Flora MacDonald's blog.
I used that photo without permission and truly apologize for that but he is just so darn handsome...
Thanks guys and gals for the job that you do.
Have you seen this? and are you in the area?