Skip to comments.Freeper Video Report: Code Pink Cheers 2500 Deaths In Iraq With Coffin March To White House 6/14/06
Posted on 06/19/2006 7:30:29 PM PDT by tgslTakomaEdited on 06/29/2006 6:38:29 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
I have uploaded the video I made of this event on Google Video, and you can view it HERE. It's twenty minutes long. For the twelve Freepers and lurkers still using dial-up, here's a recap of the events...
I got word (from an anonymous source) a week ago that Code Pink was going to have another Moonbat parade in DC on Flag Day (June 14th for those of you in Rio Linda), to celebrate the 2500th US military death in Iraq. It didn't matter to Gael Murphy when she announced the parade that the death toll might not be at 2500; she must have been really bummed by Zarqawi's untimely demise on June 7th (HOOAH! and AirPower!) and needed to do something to lift her out of the funk she was in. And a blood dance was just the ticket, apparently.
I contacted a few DC Chapter members off-forum to let them know I was probably going to be there with my cameras to capture the essence of the Moonbat Movement. Freepers who couldn't be there warned me not to go alone because of Gael Murphy, Allison Yorra and Medea Benjamin's past history of physically assaulting me. I did consider the risks, but figured I'd probably be OK because the area in front of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is swarming with LEOs from multiple agencies; and the Three Code PinkO Stooges are already in enough hot water with those agencies to risk another arrest with any of them.
As luck would have it, my Freeper Friends didn't have to worry about me, as BillF went with me as my bodyguard. Thank you, BillF.
Code Pink's plan was for their marchers to meet up at the Washington Hilton at 2:30pm; there they hoped to catch unsuspecting (gullible) DemoRats leaving the "Take Back America" conference's final speech given by Barack Obama ('Rat-IL), and convince them to join in their downhill march to the White House.
Washington, DC has a population of nearly six hundred thousand people, with probably ninety percent or greater identifying with the 'Rat party. And the "Take Back America" conference probably had a few hundred of the hardest-core lefties in the country in attendance.
But as it turned out, all Code PinkO could muster for their blood march was 80 people (I took a head count as I played back my video from the day), give or take a half-dozen. But I'm jumping ahead...
BillF and I arrived at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue at a little before 4pm, and we strategerized for a few minutes before checking in with a couple of local LEOs. At around 4pm, we heard the distant sound of drywall mud buckets being pounded on, and we knew Code PinkOs were near...
BillF and I spent our time walking amongst the Code Pink revelers, taking in the ambience, listening to their muttering and photographing the attendees and speakers.
Code Pink had managed to get 16 cardboard coffins (draped with American flags), a couple of leftover Vietnam era vets/protesters and Ray McGovern as their keynote speaker. This was going to be a tough 75 minutes for us in our role as independent media .
I shot video and BillF took still shots. It really was a pretty trashy spectacle, with Ray McGovern talking about how four years and some-odd-months-ago we (the USA) went to war because we wanted oil. No, I didn't mis-type the number. McGovern apparently believes we went to war in Afghanistan for oil and not because Osama bin Laden's Islamist followers attacked America on September 11, 2001. McGovern tried his hand at philosophy, quoting Kipling and fake-praying for the Gitmo suicides, the Iraqis who have been killed (how many by Code PinkO funded insurgents?), and our soldiers (again, how many by Code PinkO funded insurgents?). The only people who listened to him were those participating in the demonstration. Tourists and people walking past on their way home from work didn't pay them much attention at all.
After McGovern gave up the microphone, Local PinkO Ann Wilcox made a few hypocritical comments and then introduced a member of Veterans for Peace, Mike Harrington. Mike mentioned that he was a Vietnam era veteran who wasn't a combat vet; but he neglected to tell the audience that he was a co-founder of SDS and Democratic Socialists of America (info credit: www.wintersoldier.com). Go figure.
The next speaker up was a guy named Bruce, who never gave us his last name. Bruce was trying to get folks to join him in a road trip to Buffalo, NY where he planned to cross the "Peace Bridge" into Canada, and offer aid and solidarity to the "war resisters" who have fled the USA to avoid military service. I am not joking!
Apparently the US government has instituted a secret draft and are rounding up young men to force them into the military, I guess to fight this mythical "War For Oil." In their socialism-addled minds, anyway.
After Bruce finished rapping with the dwindling crowd, it was time for Code PinkO spokesbabes to take the mike. Gael Murphy was off somewhere (probably hiding in the shrubbery, embarrassed by the small turnout) and Allison Yorra was off schmoozing the still photogs from Getty Images, Reuters and other dinosaur media, so Ann Wilcox had to give the mike to Sammie Joi. Sammie is a sad sight, actually. She looks to be a former flower child who never quite grew up to find a contributory place in modern society. Then Allison Yorra made her pitch for the very "dangerous" and risky action that Code Pink is pushing this month. They are going to have a "fast" for peace, and are kicking off this media stunt on July 3rd, in Lafayette Park.
After the speechifying was over, folks milled about for a while, and then they staged a die-in of sorts. Sixteen people lay down alongside the cardboard coffins they had lined up along Pennsylvania Avenue, much to the delight of the MSM photogs whose cameras whirred away. Allison Yorra lay on the street, with her left hand clawing the cardboard coffin beside her. Weird.
In addition to the die-in, a man stood on a step stool wearing a skull mask and holding an upside-down paper flag and a small sign. He didn't really explain his street theater, so I was left to imagine that he was depicting the last earthly remains of his hero Zarqawi, as Zarqawi wondered how many Iraqi children he killed today.
Maybe a hundred feet away stood three people wearing ill-fitting orange jumpsuits. The suits weren't too big, they were very snug. One gal wearing a jumpsuit couldn't even button the thing. Maybe she ought to try the Gitmo diet plan. The Gitmo folks were kind of sad looking. At first they were kneeling, but the pavement apparently hurt their knees, so they stood up. One of the guys left early because his knees hurt from kneeling. Interesting.
All the while that this was going on, individual tourists and large tourist groups walked past them on their way to the White House fence, where they took photos, had photos taken and made small talk. Most people didn't even look in the direction of the demonstration.
An angry "preacher" spoke for ten or so minutes, not saying anything much different or more inspiring than the other speakers that preceded him; but he said it loudly and with an angry edge. One tourist yelled at him to shut up. The "preacher" told a crowd of school kids who were watching the spectacle, that they were witnessing a courageous act... What a jerk. Courage is our young men and women standing in harm's way in foreign countries, protecting his right to be a jerk in front of the White House.
After the folks had been laying on the street for about twenty minutes, their choreographer (a post-menopausal white male) walked down the line of sixteen die-inners, and instructed them to put their "Right hand up. Peace sign. Right hand up, peace sign..." On cue, the three MSM photogs rushed to one end of the coffin line to take their photos. Amazing to watch. Almost as well choreographed as the Ice Capades.
When the choreographer called it a wrap, he asked the demonstrators to help take apart the cardboard props, being sure not to let the flags touch the ground. They have become more media savvy than they were during Vietnam.
As Allison Yorra let go of the coffin prop and stood up, the three MSM photogs crowded around her. "Chip" from Getty images asked her a few questions. I had to stifle a laugh when he asked her if she had a kid in the military. She looked that old to him.
As the cardboard coffin props were dismantled, the flags were haphazardly folded and dropped into a pile on a flattened coffin laying on the ground. Allison Yorra walked up to the pile of flags and began stirring through them. I don't know what she was doing, but when she was done, the flags looked like a pile of rags. Great work, Allison.
Gael Murphy passed by me as she was folding up a banner, and she asked me if I had gotten into any more trouble. The only trouble I ever seem to have is when she and Medea and Allison physically assault me as I film their protests and tell them that they're flops. Code Pink has made a name for themselves by disrupting conferences, speeches, conventions, hearings and meetings; but when one woman with a home video camera yells at them and calls them failures, they resort to hitting, shoving, and encouraging their less stable followers to stalk me. Women for peace, my arse!
As the dozen Code Pink bitter-enders gathered their props to leave, there was a small commotion on the sidewalk in front of the White House. A guy whose tinfoil underwear was apparently chafing him marched along the sidewalk ranting about there being no such thing as nuclear weapons, our soldiers were dying for something that didn't exist, and he ended it with a full-throated roar of, "Revolution NOW!"
Another Moonbat flashback ended as expected.
They all went home emptyhanded.
No revolution today.
And George W. Bush is still president.
God Bless our brave men and women in the military who preserve these idiots' right to be idiots.
BillF also took lots of still images, which I hope he will post in the body of the thread. He also interviewed the Gitmo re-enactors as well as the homeless guy who was wearing the "Hohensee for President" cardboard box, so I hope he will recount those stories on this thread.
Take it away, Bill...
Bookmarking and forwarding.
Thank you for all you do.
Bookmark for stills!
I started listening to the video--but that nutjob that droned on and on was too much! That guy looked to me like he was on drugs.
Thanks for all you do, DC chapter. One of these days, I'm going to be there!
As usual, the libs gleeful at American combat deaths and they can't wait to use them as chips in ther game of poker to end a war that they don't even understand.
All I have to say is this: An average of 2.1 deaths per day in Iraq since the war started in mid march of 2003, and in Vietnam, which so many libs like to compare it to, over 14.5 average deaths per day, over 58,000 in over ten years.
Iraq has a Constitution, a fully elected Parliament, an elected President, an elected Prime Minister, a full cabinet. And three independent elections held by ALL the people of Iraq. Iraq is united as one nation, not split in half like Vietnam. And unlike Vietnam, major combat operations in Iraq WERE completed over two years ago. The people we're fighting in Iraq now are NOT military units. They're illegal terrorists cloathed as civilians, fighting like cock roaches in the shadows, and major combat operations were NEVER completed in Vietnam the whole ten years. The active combat in Vietnam was much worse the last year of the war, than it's been in the second or third year in Iraq. And 90% of Iraq never even has any attacks in it anymore, especailly the northern part where the peaceful Kurds and 70% of Iraq's natural resources are. No part of South Vietnam was totally safe from VC and NVA attacks through any part of the war.
Vietnam is 1/3rd the size of Iraq, and was split in two, with our forces never controling any of the northern half. Vietnam never had real elections, or any real democratically elected head of state or a Congress, and Vietnam certainly never had a constituition. We've had troops in Bosnia for over eight years now and not one anti-war radical has protested our presence in Bosnia, because clinton got us in there, so it's okay to be there. During the Vietnam War, it was over five years before real protests got off the ground after JFK started it. The radical liberals of today were protesting Iraq from the start, just because a Republican was President.
Iraq is a victory in progress. To deny that is to deny reality and basic factual statistics. The anti-Iraq movement is a fringe minority of radical left wing liberals, who require the support and collusion of the msm and the democrats for their very survival. Without them, no Americans would believe Iraq is a failure. The American military personnel who return home always have a different picture of Iraq than what the media says. Their millions of friends and family know this, and the truth will be heard. And THAT is that.
Oh yeah, and I don't care what Murtha says but there are not 100,000 terroists in Iraq. And most of the terrorist insurgents that are in Iraq are NOT Iraqi. They're foreigners, mostly al qaeda, and ALL of them entered the country illegally.
Compared to Vietnam, in which ALL the people we fought were actually Vietnamese. There were not Laosians, or Cambodians or Koreans or Chinese showing up to fight us in Vietnam. They were Vietnamese, and most of them were organized fighting units, unlike the terrorists.
And no one mentions it, but at this point, the U.S. military and coalition forces have easily killed over 100,000 to 120,000 terrorists and militant hussein supporters by this time in Iraq. Mostly foreign terrorists. That's a 44 to 1 kill ratio IN FAVOR of our military. That rate of losses is unsustainable for the terrorist forces, especailly as the Iraqi military and police forces, over 150,000 strong at this point, continue to stand up over time, better securing the borders with Syria and Iran and Saudi Arabia. As outlined in that letter that was found in what was left of the safe house that al Zarkawi was killed in, they cannot take much more of that kind of kill ratio that works against them, and the replacements they do get from other countries are not as good as the ones they've lost. They're running out of money, the Iraqi military and police forces are numerous, getting bigger, and better trained than the terroists, and they're running out of weapons and not getting more from Iran.
Time is not on their side, Zarkawi said. Despite the Democrats and their desire to los this war, time IS on OUR side. :)
She is that old.
REPORTER: What's the difference between a "Die In" and sex?
ALLISON: Well I lay there and don't move in either case, but for a "Die In" I don't have to fake a headache.
ALLISON: I'd love to but it's Father's Day coming up and I promised the the kids they could play with the turkey baster sometime this week...you know, some quality time with Dad. I have to get home and put on a David Crosby album too.
Bump for a great job! Thanks for watching tgslTakoma's back, BillF.
Thanks Bill, for guarding Takoma in the midst of the Pinkos!
"100,000 terroists in Iraq. And most of the terrorist insurgents that are in Iraq are NOT Iraqi. They're foreigners, mostly al qaeda, and ALL of them entered the country illegally."
Please tell me where you got your figures, I need the source or sources for another arguement elsewhere!
Don't be afraid to hit a woman if the need arises, Bill. I promise we won't think any less of ya!
Fabulous writing, as well as videoing, editing, uplinking,..
You should win an award for Best Documentary.
Thanks for all of your energy, skill and time.