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FReep 54 at Walter Reed, April 28 (Heavy graphics, Join us Cinco de Mayo!
5/2/06 | PleaDeal

Posted on 05/02/2006 9:26:20 PM PDT by PleaDeal

It's been a long time since these Friday night revelries began. They weren't all as positive and fun as they are these days. For those who'd like to step back in history, here's a list of reports chronicling all of the WR FReeps as compiled and updated by BufordP. Pay special attention to Week 40 -- that's when concretebob kicked CodePink to the curb and we took ownership of ALL FOUR CORNERS.

Tonight was clear as a bell in contrast to last week's downpour. Lots of folks turned out to take advantage of such a nice night and celebrate our heroes who are recovering from wounds suffered in service to our great nation. The DC Chapter and many FReepers from out of town had a terrific time. The list of attendees:

Albion Wilde, bert, Bill from MD*, bstein80, BufordP, Cindy-True-Supporter, Danang68, DollyCali and Freepups Josy and Toby, Exit148, GunsAreOK, JustANobody, Jimmy Valentine's Brother, Kristinn, Pasquale, PleaDeal, Taco Mamma, StayTrue, tgslTakoma, Tom TheRedHunter, Trooprally [Mr. and Mrs.], and Wheelbarrow. (If I left anybody out, sound off in the comments.) Mr. Sparling was back in town with son and hero Joshua Sparling, and he stopped by to say hello. We were also favored by the company of two OIF vets, Evan and Tim who bravely went waaaaaay down the block to find out what the lefty moonbats think Troop Support really is.

Now for some pics. For all the ones I took, see the Photobucket collection for this night.


tgslTakoma, Kristinn and StayTrue


Early evening under the MOAB2

 

Marine and Soldier - buddies

With bert, bstein80 and Pasquale

Tim

BufordP and I were approached by a local business owner who said he wanted to show his support for us and offered free drinks if we came to his restaurant. Thank you Mr. Reyes!!!! Be sure to patronize el Tamarindo (just a block or so north of the WR gates) and say thanks to Mr. Reyes for his generosity.

Tonight was made extra special by the return of -- SQUEEGEE! Yes, that lanky character was back with his wingnut Pinko friends and stoically ignoring the the men and women he supposedly supports.


Marge crosses the street (with McCarron) to make sure we know that they "have a permit for both sides of the street and you have to move back behind that tree". Sure Marge, anything you say (twit).
 
Tim and Evan crossed to the Pinko side where they were completely ignore by everyone but Bruce, who did little more than turn halfway to face the pair and tell them to leave. Yeah, I call that supporting our Troops! (nitwit)

Um, ... NO!

Ickabod Squeegee in his favorite pose.
So much for Pinkos.

 


Tom holding down the NW corner all by himself for a while.


Taco Mamma and Kristinn

bert and TroopRally [Mr.]

Jimmy Valentine's Brother and Exit148

Nick Z. and pals

The only bad thing about tonight is that it marks the last time Fran O'Brien's will host a dinner for the wounded warriors at the Capital Hilton. It seems, however, that Hal and Marty aren't giving up completely. See Sandrat's post for the future plans. There was no bus tonight (unless it came reaaaaalllly late). We stayed 'till after 10pm anyway. It really was a nice night!


DollyCali's FReepups liked it.

tgslTakoma's new MOAB2 looked great!

And we enjoyed some great company.

What more can you ask for? Come next week and join the FReep!

Our Troops appreciate it almost as much as we appreciate them!

Every Friday - on ALL FOUR CORNERS at the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Elder Street in NW D.C. - starts at 6:30p and goes until 9:30ish - bring your own signs, flags, banners or use one of a gazzillion on hand (thanks tgslTakoma!) and most importantly bring your enthusiasm!

 

 

 

 


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Foreign Affairs; Free Republic; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland; US: New Jersey; US: Pennsylvania; US: Tennessee; US: Virginia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: codepink; counterprotest; troopsupport; walterreed; wramc
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Let's all hope Cinco de Mayo weather will be as nice!
1 posted on 05/02/2006 9:26:27 PM PDT by PleaDeal
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To: 2ndClassCitizen; 3D-JOY; Albion Wilde; ALlRightAllTheTime; AlwaysFree; Angelwood; Apple Blossom; ...

Last Week at WRAMC ping!


2 posted on 05/02/2006 9:28:10 PM PDT by PleaDeal (Concretebob for Pres. in '08)
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To: pasquale

WRAMC ping!


3 posted on 05/02/2006 9:30:53 PM PDT by PleaDeal (Concretebob for Pres. in '08)
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To: PleaDeal
Batch One of Pix

Walter Reed FReep supporting troops Friday Night in DC.





Below is Kristinn(president of DC chapter); Bert from Tennessee; and Wheelbarrow (age 80, WW2, Bronze Star recipient), whom I traveled with from Ohio for the 3 weekend FReeps



Bill (wheelbarrow) and I are here towards the end of rally



Here are a few of the troops who stood with us for awhile. Various young men & women joined us for varying lengths of time & visited & stood with us. We had all four corners of the entrance (2 corners that Code Pink formerly held)





Yes, OF COURSE, the pooches came along. Here are shots of Toby & Josy being “good” FReepPups




4 posted on 05/02/2006 9:56:31 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: PleaDeal
Everything was so great Friday Night! Thanks for the great DC chapter hospitality! Will put up my pix & perhaps give some commentary tomorrow.












5 posted on 05/02/2006 10:14:56 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: DollyCali











6 posted on 05/02/2006 10:26:09 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: snugs; MozartLover; Jemian; GodBlessUSA; LUV W; MEG33; Mrs.Nooseman; MS.BEHAVIN; Gucho; ohioWfan; ..
Come on over & see what the DC Freepers did LAST FRIDAY at Walter Reed(many more pix on thread)










7 posted on 05/02/2006 10:46:03 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: DollyCali

Great pictures, Dolly! ..God Bless All Who Serve Our Country. I feel so good knowing there are people out there doing these tributes and giving support! Thank you and all who do this!


8 posted on 05/02/2006 10:50:54 PM PDT by MEG33 ( GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: MEG33

Thanks Meg.. If you & yours can plan a DC trip to include Friday PM, DO SO!

I have been wanting to do this since last Fall. got in 3 FReeps in one weekend.


9 posted on 05/02/2006 11:11:39 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: DollyCali

Look who has the biggest smile...Gotta love 'em.

10 posted on 05/02/2006 11:31:39 PM PDT by bobbyd (Damn, I've been tagged.....)
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To: bobbyd

He was a very personable young man. And the smile could melt a frozen heart, I do believe


11 posted on 05/02/2006 11:37:28 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: PleaDeal; DollyCali
PleaDeal - Thanks for the thread. You have been busy also doing the Saturday Phelps AAR. Once again, a bang up job.

DollyCali - Thanks for the pics. A later sunset at WR sure makes for some great pics. It used to be dark before we even left the house for WR.

[Mr] T
12 posted on 05/03/2006 2:52:27 AM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: DollyCali
Hi Dolly,

Excellent photos! Thank you for the ping to see. Great you have your dogs with you. :)

I've been trying to get down there since last fall. It hasn't worked out yet. At some point, I would really like to go.

13 posted on 05/03/2006 3:49:34 AM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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It's awesome seeing everyone down there supporting our Troops. Thank you so much and God Bless!


14 posted on 05/03/2006 3:51:30 AM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: PleaDeal

I have hoped to come join you guys for the Friday night FReep for several months. I finally made it.

I suppose Spring time and warm weather might have had something to do with it. I truly appreciate the "Neither rain nor snow nor dark of night will prevent the DC types from their appointed FReep" attitude.

Thanks for your warm welcome.

For FReepers like me out there in flyover country, heed the call of the DC types. Visit them on a Friday night and add your voice to their message. You will certainly be glad you made the effort. Saturday on the Mall and the Smithsonian will be icing on the cake.


15 posted on 05/03/2006 5:08:17 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. Slay Pinch)
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To: PleaDeal

Thanks to Y'all for countering these lefty scumbags(with apologies to bags of scum everywhere)


16 posted on 05/03/2006 5:11:54 AM PDT by Chef Sriracha
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To: DollyCali; Justanobody

RE: the last photo

stand up and be counted girl!!


17 posted on 05/03/2006 5:12:06 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. Slay Pinch)
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To: GodBlessUSA

If you get there some time this summer & have some lead time to let me know, perhaps I can be there also! What a great FReep to meet you face to face..


18 posted on 05/03/2006 5:59:33 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: bert

In winter at DC, I like to do the museums, old post office etc. In summer, there is so much to do in DC alone (lots of walking) and Mt. Vernon is just down the pike.


19 posted on 05/03/2006 6:01:18 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: trooprally

I remember well the pix from winter.. but they were still good!


20 posted on 05/03/2006 6:03:04 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: DollyCali

Hooray!


Thanks for your wonderful additions and thank you and Wheelbarrow sooooo much for treking all the way here to support our beloved wounded warriors.
21 posted on 05/03/2006 6:29:23 AM PDT by PleaDeal (Concretebob for Pres. in '08)
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To: bert

Too many folks who live within easy reach of WR NEVER come out, so we really appreciate those who make such a special effort to get here for at least one Friday night. Y'all come back, anytime!


22 posted on 05/03/2006 6:36:04 AM PDT by PleaDeal (Concretebob for Pres. in '08)
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To: PleaDeal

you are welcom PD.. THANK YOU for the thread full of info & names. I had MOST but not all of the names. I still have a lot of pix that I didn't post, but as you know with digital one takes many shots of same thing & will MAYBE find one good one. Like I had mentioned on other thread .. NO ONE of the Phelps crew came out..so I have yours!


23 posted on 05/03/2006 6:39:17 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: DollyCali

I have the same problem (blurry pics) of the Pinkos. There are members of the group who never seem to come out. Something spooky there... ;)


24 posted on 05/03/2006 6:52:42 AM PDT by PleaDeal (Concretebob for Pres. in '08)
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To: PleaDeal
Great post PleaDeal!!!
Bring the umbrellas on Friday!! Great Pictures. [Mrs T]
25 posted on 05/03/2006 8:28:56 AM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: DollyCali

Got me with my eye closed. Maybe I was sleeping!!
Thanks agin all pic's are great.
[Mrs T]


26 posted on 05/03/2006 8:30:18 AM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: DollyCali

Dolly, you've misidentified kristinn. He's the DC Chapter Warlord. He calls the chapter meets and actions. He negotiates how we rumble. Our other leadership position is filled by Angelwood. She is known as the ring leader by the Secret Service.


27 posted on 05/03/2006 8:49:46 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine's brother (Crush Code Pink, see them driven before you and hear the lamentation of the womyn)
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To: DollyCali

Thanks for the pics and for making the scene!


28 posted on 05/03/2006 8:52:14 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine's brother (Crush Code Pink, see them driven before you and hear the lamentation of the womyn)
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To: PleaDeal

Thanks Pleadeal, and Dolly! And thanks to the dedicated hardworking DC chapter who get this together every week. You know you are doing something worthwhile when you see the great people come by from the hospital to join you!

It was an honor to have those 'kids' stand with us. They are so young, and so nice! Well-spoken, polite, and the service they are doing just gives me tears. They appreciate what FR does, but the appreciation really goes the other way. Bless them all!

I'm always impressed at the number of toots and thumbs-up that go by! The couple or so negative reactions are to be expected, but they are nothing compared to the trucks and buses and cabs and everyday commuters who show their approval.

Hopefully I can get down more often and maybe train my camera to get as good shots as our great Freeper photographers?

Dolly --- the pups were troopers! Pats and hugs to them!


29 posted on 05/03/2006 8:55:11 AM PDT by Exit148 (Founder of the Loose Change Club. Every nickle and dime counts!!)
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To: Jimmy Valentine's brother

Well, my goodness.. I did not KNOW I was in the company of warlords & ringleaders!

Awesome.

Nice seeing you again!


30 posted on 05/03/2006 8:55:12 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: DollyCali
That would be so wonderful! I will definitely talk to you about possibly doing this. :)
31 posted on 05/03/2006 9:09:07 AM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: DollyCali

Thanks for the ping, and the outstanding photos.


32 posted on 05/03/2006 9:23:50 AM PDT by Gucho
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To: Exit148
Thank You, Exit148! You're absolutely right about "those 'kids'" and how wonderful each and every one of them is. I'm glad you traveled to join us and meet a few of our finest troops!

Note to stinky Pinkos: Our warrior "kids" WILL BE TOMORROW'S SOCIETAL LEADERS! So you'd best stop ignoring them.
33 posted on 05/03/2006 9:28:32 AM PDT by PleaDeal (Concretebob for Pres. in '08)
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To: trooprally

you know WHY I got you with your eyes closed? You were always so busy in every shot I had, setting up, moving things, organizing. You were entitled for a few second nap!!!!

series.. each pix I have of you is one of "working"


34 posted on 05/03/2006 10:35:28 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: PleaDeal
for the pinkos it is NOT about the troops. They could care less if they live or die...are maimed or whole

It is their HATE BUSH agenda which motivates them.

Sorry, self centered clymers
35 posted on 05/03/2006 10:37:03 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: PleaDeal
Turning their backs on our troops: what comes naturally to pinkos! No great surprise there.

The big problem with attending the WR FReep is it's practically addictive. A month away has felt like an eternity!!! Sis & I are psyched for Friday, even if it's raining cats & dogs!

WR "residents" Elisabeth & Daniel, if you happen to be reading this, we're especially hoping to get a chance to say hello to you guys again!

36 posted on 05/03/2006 11:39:50 AM PDT by Sisku Hanne (Equal treatment for illegal aliens: the US should adopt Mexico's immigration policy!)
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To: All

bump!


37 posted on 05/03/2006 12:14:00 PM PDT by Landry Fan
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To: PleaDeal

It was a pleasure to join the gang in DC last weekend, even though we came from OH on short notice. Hopefully others will join "the cause" on a regular basis. The adversaries are very cruel indeed.


38 posted on 05/03/2006 12:15:46 PM PDT by Wheelbarrow
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To: PleaDeal

It was a pleasure to join the gang in DC last weekend, even though we came from OH on short notice. Hopefully others will join "the cause" on a regular basis. The adversaries are very cruel indeed.


39 posted on 05/03/2006 12:16:00 PM PDT by Wheelbarrow
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To: PleaDeal

It was a pleasure to join the gang in DC last weekend, even though we came from OH on short notice. Hopefully others will join "the cause" on a regular basis. The adversaries are very cruel indeed.


40 posted on 05/03/2006 12:16:13 PM PDT by Wheelbarrow
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To: PleaDeal
Bump from the Icabod Squeegee fan club.......
Now Squeegee what did your mother tell you about playing in traffic?
41 posted on 05/03/2006 12:53:19 PM PDT by Fraxinus
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To: bert
Thanks for the words of support. While we don't have the pleasure of harassing Code Pink since they are out of sight, we have more fun talking to the troops when they come out to visit.

And the reports from inside WR that the troops really appreciate us being on all four corners is really worth the spending Friday night holding signs.

Come back soon.

[Mr] T
42 posted on 05/03/2006 5:08:27 PM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: DollyCali
LOL funny thanks. It was great meeting you and Wheel barrel
. Hope we can see you again. [Mrs T]
43 posted on 05/03/2006 6:08:47 PM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: PleaDeal

Wonderful report! Thanks!


44 posted on 05/03/2006 9:45:03 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN..Support our Troops! I *LOVE* my attitude problem. Beware the Enemedia!)
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To: bert
I WAS standing!!! LOL

Good to see you again! Glad you enjoyed your time with our heroes. ;*)

45 posted on 05/03/2006 9:48:11 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN..Support our Troops! I *LOVE* my attitude problem. Beware the Enemedia!)
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To: DollyCali

Great photos Dolly! It was great to finally meet you. ;*)


46 posted on 05/03/2006 9:49:37 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN..Support our Troops! I *LOVE* my attitude problem. Beware the Enemedia!)
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To: Exit148
It was nice to meet you Exit148!

BTW, mission accomplished. I will FReepmail you shortly.

47 posted on 05/03/2006 9:52:35 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN..Support our Troops! I *LOVE* my attitude problem. Beware the Enemedia!)
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To: Wheelbarrow; DollyCali

It was a pleasure to meet and FReep with you Wheelbarrow! Glad you and Dolly were able to make it down.


48 posted on 05/03/2006 9:57:04 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN..Support our Troops! I *LOVE* my attitude problem. Beware the Enemedia!)
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RE Fran O'Brien Troop Bus:
Lurker Bill stayed on his corner until the bus finally came about 10:30. Apparently the troops had one last hell-of-a-night at O'Briens.

I believe that the Hilton is hosting the troops this Friday. We'll have to make sure we are still there to support them.

[Mr] T

49 posted on 05/04/2006 4:22:31 AM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: trooprally

Bill is the best!


50 posted on 05/04/2006 5:34:32 AM PDT by Sisku Hanne (Equal treatment for illegal aliens: the US should adopt Mexico's immigration policy!)
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