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D.C. Chapter to Counter Fred Phelps Group at Arlington Nat'l Cemetery on Memorial Day 5/29/06
Friday, May 26, 2006 | Kristinn

Posted on 05/26/2006 2:07:50 PM PDT by kristinn

All FReepers and lurkers in good standing are urged to join the D.C. Chapter of Free Republic this Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery as we stand up against the Fred Phelps led Westboro Baptist Church.

Phelps and his cult will be doing their "God Hates Fags," "God Loves Dead Soldiers" schtick on Memorial Drive near the entrance to the cemetery.

We'll gather in opposition to send a positive, patriotic message of gratitude to the families of the Fallen who will be arriving at Arlington for the wreath laying and speech by President Bush that morning.

An excerpt from the press release by Westboro Baptist Church:

Thursday, May 25,2006 NEWS RELEASE Thank God for lEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) God Himself Has Now Become America's Terrorist, Killing and Maiming American Troops in Strange Lands for Fag Sins. WBC to picket Arlington National Cemetery - at 10:15 a.m., Monday, May 29 - at Jefferson Davis Hwy. & Memorial Drive,Washington, D.C. (Virginia) - in religious protest warning: God is not mocked! Gal. 6:7. God Hates Fags! & Fag Enablers! Ergo, God hates the U.S.A. and Memorable Day idolatries.

The D.C. Chapter will arrive at 8 a.m. to get set up along Memorial Drive with the MOAB and our flags and signs. Parking at the cemetery is going to be tight, which is another reason to get there early. There is a Metro station at Arlington that is served by the Blue Line.

Please forward this announcement to those you know who would be interested in joining us Monday morning.

As always, the D.C. Chapters rules for demonstrating 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.


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: arlingtoncemetery; dcchapter; eaglesup; fredphelps; memorialday
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EAGLES UP !!!
1 posted on 05/26/2006 2:07:53 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: 1 Olgoat; 103198; 10Ring; 11Bush; 1stbn27; 2ndClassCitizen; 2SterlingConservatives; 2yearlurker; ...

D.C. Chapter mega ping!


2 posted on 05/26/2006 2:09:53 PM PDT by kristinn
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D.C. Chapter mega ping!


3 posted on 05/26/2006 2:10:53 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn; leda

DA%%IT, I planned to visit my grandfather's grave on Memorial day - and my wife's grandparents.


4 posted on 05/26/2006 2:14:57 PM PDT by patton (What the heck just happened, here?)
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To: kristinn

words fail me.


5 posted on 05/26/2006 2:15:46 PM PDT by Landry Fan
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To: kristinn

Please, give Fred and his crew the "their #1" with your middle finger from me.


6 posted on 05/26/2006 2:18:41 PM PDT by Recon Dad (Marine Spec Ops Dad)
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To: Landry Fan; BillF; Albion Wilde; maica; BufordP; Fraxinus; 3D-JOY; tgslTakoma; Angelwood; ...

ping to all those who may not be on the "D.C. Chapter mega ping!"

Sorry for any double pings, which I'm sure most of you got.

[Mr] T


7 posted on 05/26/2006 2:21:59 PM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: kristinn
Kind of stupid for Phelps and his clan of inbred haters to come to DC on the weekend that Rolling Thunder comes to town. I'm sure that alot of them will still be here on Monday.

Maybe some Freepers can pass out handbills with pertinent info to the RT attendees on Sunday?

8 posted on 05/26/2006 2:27:36 PM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: trooprally

As the worthless Congress drag their feet stopping this idiot.


9 posted on 05/26/2006 2:28:18 PM PDT by bmwcyle (We got permits, yes we DO! We got permits, how 'bout YOU?;))
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To: kristinn

Wow! My calendar just cleared for Monday! I'll be there as soon as I can to help counter-protest the mutants, which will depend on when the Metro opens on Memorial day.


10 posted on 05/26/2006 2:28:57 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (One flag--American. One language--English. One allegiance--to America!)
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To: patton; All

my grandparents .... :)

She pulled up in the lot and parked. Then walked into the visitors center. It was a grand building full of history. The walls were covered with the details of the famous who lay in rest there. She made her way to the pass desk.

“Name of family member and date of death?” the clerk asked.

“Her name was Bernice Elizabeth Knost and she died Nov. 17, 1995.”

Had it been that long? The family pilgrimage back east for Thanksgiving had been just around the corner but grandma couldn’t wait. Grandma was called away too soon, she thought.

Pass in hand, she made her way back to her car and up the narrow sloping roads to one of Arlington National Cemetery’s oldest sections. She stopped and got out crossing the carefully manicured lawns to the white stone marker signifying the resting place of her grandparents.

On one side, her grandfathers military achievements were fully listed. She read them all carefully trying to imagine the man she had never met. He too was taken too soon leaving a wife with 16 and 2 yr old sons to raise alone.

She lingered much longer on the other side though. It simply listed her grandmother’s achievement as “His Wife”. Those two words couldn’t possibly sum up all she knew about such an important person in her life.

In the mid-day sun, she reminisced. A flood of scattered memories cascaded over her.

Standing out on grandmas porch to wave at the freight trains as they passed by.

Coming back to grandmas for plastic spoons to dig under the pine trees around the Mason Lodge
… across those tracks…grandma had fits about that!

Walking down the trail, previously the train tracks, to grandmas house whenever she needed to escape her parents. Grandma always swore their secret was safe with her, but she knew the minute she was distracted with cookies and milk, grandma would call to let all know she was safe.

Recalling a Thanksgiving long ago. Her little sister had decided to cut her hair, in an reverse Mohawk! There was only one option at that point, shave it all off! Grandma took one look at her smallest, now bald, granddaughter and headed for the kitchen. Dad followed her and found her over the sink peeling potatoes. She sobbed over and over again, “It’s alright, it will grow back”.

Gardening with grandma. She loved flowers, mostly purple ones. Her yard was an explosion of purple iris every summer. She worked at a family owned flower shop until she could no longer work. The florist loved when the granddaughters visited. He would let each pick a flower from the refrigerated case. She always picked a purple one, for her grandma.

Vacationing at Ocean City. Grandma was their chaperone. They couldn’t rent the condo without adult supervision. So much for supervision. Grandma took them to dinner then dropped them off on the boardwalk to wander freely for hours every night. She was every teens dream chaperone.

Memories faded as the clouds moved in. It looked like a storm was headed her way so she said her goodbyes and made her way back to the car.

Yes, grandma was “His Wife” but, she was so much more, she was a strong woman. As she left , she felt the strength of her grandma’s spirit follow her. She hoped to, one day, have harnessed just a bit of it for herself.


11 posted on 05/26/2006 2:30:08 PM PDT by leda (Life is always what you make it!)
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To: trooprally

Ping!


12 posted on 05/26/2006 2:32:48 PM PDT by GunsareOK
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To: leda

Salute to COL and Mrs. Knost


13 posted on 05/26/2006 2:33:58 PM PDT by patton (What the heck just happened, here?)
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To: abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; alisasny; ALlRightAllTheTime; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; Angelwood; ...

PING! to anyone who wants to counter-protest the WBC mutants this Monday. Apologies to anyone who was already pinged.


14 posted on 05/26/2006 2:36:08 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (One flag--American. One language--English. One allegiance--to America!)
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To: kristinn

San Diego FReepers give you and DC FReepes "Eagles Up"
Phelps is a total wack job.


15 posted on 05/26/2006 2:37:01 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Hey Congress - We need the BORDER FENCE NOW)
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To: kristinn

Where do Phelps and his gang of mobile anuses get their funding?

It can't be cheap to travel as much as they do. And they don't appear to hold a real job.


16 posted on 05/26/2006 2:45:01 PM PDT by WayneM (Former president Carter, a Democrat and frequent critic of President Bush, sees eye-to-eye with him)
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To: kristinn

Please demonstrate to the world that FReeRepublicans will legally confront any person or entity, regardless of their political, religious, or sexual orientation, that has the temerity to desecrate our National Cemetery, on Memorial Day no less.

Eagles up, indeed.

RD


17 posted on 05/26/2006 2:59:27 PM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: WayneM
"Where do Phelps and his gang of mobile anuses get their funding?"

Partly from suing people or communities when they can claim their rights were violated. They hope there is trouble they can sue over.

18 posted on 05/26/2006 3:12:36 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Anti-Bubba182
Partly from suing people or communities when they can claim their rights were violated. They hope there is trouble they can sue over.

That has been the standard answer. But, I have been following this filth for some time. Thet have not had a "settlement" in quite a time. Are they tax exempt?

19 posted on 05/26/2006 3:39:06 PM PDT by don-o
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To: kristinn

I have got to start working on my self control so I can make one of these and not break any rules of decorum.


20 posted on 05/26/2006 3:43:36 PM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: kristinn

Go get em DC FReepers!


21 posted on 05/26/2006 3:50:40 PM PDT by LisaFab
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To: kristinn

Ping to counter the cult of hate.


22 posted on 05/26/2006 3:51:48 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: kristinn; bstein80; Thunder90

ProtestWarrior BUMP


23 posted on 05/26/2006 3:57:24 PM PDT by concretebob (We should give anarchists what they want. Then we can kill them and not worry about jail-time.)
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To: kristinn; bstein80; Thunder90

ProtestWarrior BUMP


24 posted on 05/26/2006 3:59:27 PM PDT by concretebob (We should give anarchists what they want. Then we can kill them and not worry about jail-time.)
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To: kristinn
Go get em DC Chapter & all FReepers etc who might be vacationing in the Capital for the weekend. Wish I could be with you but will be with you all in spirit.
25 posted on 05/26/2006 4:10:28 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: don-o
Well, there is a "Church" involved, Westboro Baptist Church.

I don't believe that all settlements have to be publicized, especially any they get from private individuals.

26 posted on 05/26/2006 4:11:54 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: kristinn

"If anyone says, 'I love God,' yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother who he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen."

1 John 4:20


27 posted on 05/26/2006 4:50:33 PM PDT by July4th64
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To: bmwcyle

"As the worthless Congress drag their feet stopping this idiot."

Congress has addressed this as of yesterday.

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060525/NEWS02/605250493/1008


28 posted on 05/26/2006 5:18:10 PM PDT by loboinok (Gun control is, hitting what you aim at!)
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To: kristinn

I just want to bump this thread and say thank you. There are so many great people who have found a resting place at Arlington and their lives stand in such stark contrast to those who would presume to protest their noble sacrifice.


29 posted on 05/26/2006 5:45:57 PM PDT by concentric circles
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To: kristinn
Please God,

Empower a horde of avenging angels to smite these unholy cretins.
30 posted on 05/26/2006 6:10:05 PM PDT by usmcobra (Marines out of uniform might as well be nude, since they can no longer be recognized as Marines.)
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To: kristinn

BTTT!


31 posted on 05/26/2006 6:18:25 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (One flag--American. One language--English. One allegiance--to America!)
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To: kristinn
Thursday, May 25,2006 NEWS RELEASE Thank God for lEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) God Himself Has Now Become America's Terrorist, Killing and Maiming American Troops in Strange Lands for Fag Sins. WBC to picket Arlington National Cemetery - at 10:15 a.m., Monday, May 29 - at Jefferson Davis Hwy. & Memorial Drive,Washington, D.C. (Virginia) - in religious protest warning: God is not mocked! Gal. 6:7. God Hates Fags! & Fag Enablers! Ergo, God hates the U.S.A. and Memorable Day idolatries.


32 posted on 05/26/2006 6:25:06 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (One flag--American. One language--English. One allegiance--to America!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Pretty much sums up Fred and his band of inbreds. Actually, I'm surprised they made it out of WV alive and intact after the Buchannon Mine memorial at the first of the year.

I read an article from the local paper, stating that the WBC crew were nervous about all the bikers and coal trucks there. When they asked the State Police about the bikers, the police replied, "They are your protection, not us! We can't help you."

GO PATRIOT RIDERS!!!!!

33 posted on 05/26/2006 6:50:38 PM PDT by dirtbiker (I've tried to see the liberal point of view, but I couldn't get my head that far up my a$$....)
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To: leda

This one needed a hanky alert!

God bless your Grandma.


34 posted on 05/26/2006 6:52:55 PM PDT by Flora McDonald (got teufelhunden?)
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To: Flora McDonald

oh im sorry i neglected the warning.

thank you! she was a real treasure.
i miss her every day.


35 posted on 05/26/2006 6:59:27 PM PDT by leda (Life is always what you make it!)
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To: kristinn

On April 16, 1944, my Mom's Uncle, Elgin J. Luckenbach was lost in New Guinea on Black Sunday. On April 21, 2006 his repatriated remains were buried in Arlington, along with most of the crew members.

I'm in Texas, and won't be there, but for Elgin, and the other brave men who gave their lives for freedom, please give Fred Phelps our Freegards.

Thank you DC Freepers for your patriotism.


37 posted on 05/26/2006 7:27:02 PM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: chcknhawk

Perhaps that is supposed to be funny. It's not and we don't need it here.


38 posted on 05/26/2006 7:27:13 PM PDT by don-o
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To: kristinn
Mainstream Media is now ignoring these wack jobs. Maybe we should do the same. If they get no attention they are nothing.

Of course they will disrupt some individuals and groups. But if they get no coverage, that we may be encouraging, they might go away.

39 posted on 05/26/2006 7:29:12 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Better Living Through Government Interference - Democrats Platform)
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To: kristinn
Those knotheads are gonna be hurtin' when Rolling Thunder rides past their pitiful little band.


40 posted on 05/26/2006 7:31:46 PM PDT by BlueOneGolf (I Ride and I Vote. Join me in the American Motorcyclist Association today)
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To: BlueOneGolf
Oh Yeah, baby!
41 posted on 05/26/2006 7:33:50 PM PDT by don-o
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To: kristinn; Exit148; hobblemaster; YourAdHere; Doctor Raoul; Angelwood; tgslTakoma; staytrue; ...

Go napalm these apes.

Note: If you are in an area of Maryland or Virginia that is far from DC, please let me know immediately and I'll remove you from this list.


This message brought to you by FREEPNORAD. If anyone wants on or off this ping list, say so here or by freepmail.


42 posted on 05/26/2006 7:38:24 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Try Jesus--If you don't like Him, the devil will always take you back.)
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To: AGreatPer
Maybe we should do the same. If they get no attention they are nothing.

Disagree on that. As long as they are showing up at soldiers' funerals - they must be confronted. I have a local soldier who is to be buried on Tuesday. They have not yet been to my part of the country. But, I see they are close on Saturday.

43 posted on 05/26/2006 7:38:56 PM PDT by don-o
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To: BlueOneGolf
Oh My, Oh My. This really sounds and looks good. Just be careful people from Rolling Thunger.

Just tell the Dead Heads I saw 2-3 attorneys from the Phelps group at Walter Reed just hanging around with cameras and recorders looking for someone to sue. That is their stick.

44 posted on 05/26/2006 7:49:17 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Better Living Through Government Interference - Democrats Platform)
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To: don-o

Let me get this straight: it's okay to say "napalm these apes" obviously not being serious, but I can't joke about sniping them? Is there a code for what kind of destruction I'm allowed to wish upon these people? Give me a break.


45 posted on 05/26/2006 8:03:00 PM PDT by chcknhawk
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To: kristinn

Have these cretins managed to do anything other than be a nuisance? Has any government policy about 'fags' changed due to their protests? (I don't think so)


46 posted on 05/26/2006 8:09:47 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck
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To: chcknhawk

Pssst. You have Freepmail.


47 posted on 05/26/2006 8:25:12 PM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: tgslTakoma

Psst. So do you. hehe


48 posted on 05/26/2006 8:31:07 PM PDT by chcknhawk
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To: chcknhawk

Pssst...


49 posted on 05/26/2006 8:42:39 PM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: kristinn

Thanks for the ping.


50 posted on 05/26/2006 8:44:30 PM PDT by GOPJ (Real trolls are brief, insulting, and at the top of threads.)
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