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.
The shots of the tourists completely ignoring them were priceless. They are pathetic. The fawning reporters should only know how stupid they look. Excellent, wonderful work, tgsl and billf!
VERY well said! I may use some of your information in my arguments and replies back to these brainless libs who don't get it.Hope you don't mind...
You make me proud to be an American.
Wonderful video. You been going to film school in between all your other activities?
If you haven't seen her video per the link in the first post, you really should watch it. tgslTakoma is becoming a regular Cecil B. DeMille. High production values, drama, mystery, comedy, and conflict. It's all there, even big-breasted women, or at least one.
It was hard for me not to peaceably shout out at the Pinkos and assorted leftists, especially when some of the tourists yelled their disapproval at the leftists. However, considering that we were moving in and among the leftists, I kept my dissenting opinions to myself most of the time, staying close to tgslTakoma during most of the event. I strayed further from her when things seemed under control and calm near the end, especially with police officers around.
Gail Murphy failed yet again, drawing only about 60 to 80 total to her demonstration. Her goal was cross-marketing, trying to get attendees at the Take Back America ("TBA") conference to join her in a march to the White House for a demonstration there. Maybe she got 30 to 50 of the about two-thousand TBA attendees to join her 20 to 30 regulars, i.e., Code Pinkos and members of similar groups.
The evil Murph totally phoned her efforts in, literally. When she was called to speak, she was on her cell phone, as she was during much of the protest. The call was too important to hang up when several dozen people are expecting her to speak? She probably didn't want to take credit for the unfolding fiasco of low attendance, tourist indifference, occasionally flaring to shouts of contempt by passing tourists, lackluster speakers, and a dispirited audience.
Were the leftists so dispirited because they were "celebrating" the 2500th U.S. troop death in Iraq and the Code Pinko friends, the "Iraqi resistance" endorsed by Code Pink (click here and here), had yet to kill the 2500th U.S. troop or was it simply because that they realize that they are losing politically? (When I say "celebrating," it's because the left view every setback to the U.S. military and our country as a source of hope. They hope for bad things to happen to our military because they think that will help them defeat President Bush and the GOP politically.)
(BTW, even single death or injury of one of our troops in Iraq is a terrible tragedy, but where is the perspective? Should 2500 deaths in 3 years and 3 months control our policy? We lost almost 7000 dead on one small island (Iwo Jima) in a couple months in World War II, but there was a war to be won because all Americans knew that evil must be opposed. In 2003 and 2004 together, over 84,000 died in U.S. traffic accidents. Should we close the highways?)
My photos follow. The ones with borders are hyperlinked, click on one and it will open in a new window. Sound files (WAV format) are also included below.
Except for a few conversations discussed below, I didn't interact with any of the leftists. I did however wear my Free Republic hat and a U.S. flag in my backpack.
Leftists march in with cardboard "coffins."
As "coffins" are lined up, Luke (who goes to many of these events) with his bike is in center background, evil Murph (pink backpack)
to right, and guy in yellow shirt holding a flag.
As I tried to take another photo of Luke with the "coffins," this
The close-up of Luke.
tgslTakoma does her video magic.
At right is the evil Murph, who assaulted tgslTakoma a few weeks
It was flag day, but this guy was the only leftist with a regular (i.e.,
At left, this leftist hands out American flags defaced with peace
What would a leftist ghoulish occasion ("2500 dead troops") be without a ghoul?
The assembled leftists, with some media, intermingled.
About 8 leftists at left of this photo, those who did not fit in the photo just above.
Code Pinkos probably paid off ( :) this homeless guy to attend in
Two remaining "GITMO" prisoners after a third one was injured (you
|Hohensee, the homeless guy, running for President by Amendment as shown in photo above, gave me a photocopy of a hand-written note indicating where his platform could be found on the web.
He said, "I'm not going to spend $700 million to lose in the general election like John Kerry, trying to brainwash people into voting for me. I just need 38 state legislatures to pass an amendment making me President." I said, "Won't it cost you more than $700 million to buy enough state legislators for this to work?" He said, "No, I don't think so." I replied, "Well, as long as you've got a realistic plan."
I had a long, pleasant, and funny conversation with the two "surviving" GITMO prisoners above right and have several sound files for your amusement (all are WAV format with time and file size listed). Clicking on a link should play the sound file. Left click on a sound file link and select "save as" if you want to save the file to listening later.
The gist of the conversation is that these are nice young people, fed lies by our liberal educational system and our mainstream media, making them say some incredibly silly things.
INTRO SOUND FILE (2.12 Mb, 3 min 20 sec): We joked as I asked them where their third detainee went. (He was injured kneeling.) They joked about the hungry strikers taking protein shakes. Unfortunately, a loud leftist speaker is ranting in the background.
PRES SOUND FILE (668 K, 62 s): I asked if they supported Hohensee (pictured above) for Pres. Leftist guy said, "I wonder if Feingold knows that he's [i.e., Hohensee] his running mate?"
HABEAS SOUND FILE (2.45 M, 3 m, 45 s): A passing patriot yelled at the leftist speaker to shut up, but the recorder didn't pick that up. One of the GITMO people then said that as they marched to the White House someone yelled out the window at them (in liberal bastion DC!), "you're doing Al Quada's work." I finally engaged the leftists in debate. They try to argue for habeas corpus and Geneva convention, but the guy finally, and lamely, concedes that those are inapplicable to GITMO.
IRAQ SOUND FILE (2.33 M, 3 m, 41 s): We argue about Iraq with the guy throwing out the idea that we weren't multi-lateral and me easily refuting it.
CODE PINK SOUND FILE (1.76 M, 2 m, 47s): The woman denies that Code Pink wants the "Iraqi resistance" to win, but she won't give me an email so that I can give her the documentation.
NEXT PRES SOUND FILE (1.3 M, 2 m, 4s): As leftists prepare to go, I talked to the guy about who he wanted for President the next time around. He's bothered by Hillary's hawkish stand (false stand, IMHO), likes Gore, and doesn't want Kerry. He likes Feingold.
It doesn't get better than this. Fun talking with pleasant, but silly, leftists followed by an uplifting surprise at the end. Touring students from Russia came along (photo right). Instead of going across the street to see if they could hold a leftist sign in front of the White House, they politely asked if they could borrow an American flag to hold in the photo at right. They treated the flag, which I gladly loaned them, with more respect than the leftists treat our flag. RIP, Ronald Reagan. The world is still a better place because he peacefully ended the "evil empire."
Russian students borrow our flag for photo op in front of the
Since I've been promoted as the bodyguard, ready to throw myself in the path of a pink umbrella to protect tgslTakoma (and happy to do so), I'll shamelessly include two photos from my recent trip. The cover story was that it was a vacation, but the truth can now be revealed. I was training for the rigors of bodyguard duty per photos below.
Another day, another hike. My dog in pointer position
DC full chapter ping!
FReepmail me to get on or off the list.
My photos, comments, and sound files just above.
As I said above, if you haven't seen tgslTakoma's wonderful video per the link in the first post, you really should watch it. tgslTakoma is becoming a regular Cecil B. DeMille. High production values, drama, mystery, comedy, and conflict. It's all there, even big-breasted women, or at least one.
Between the two mediums, you and tgslTakoma may be starting a trend.
And the two of you got different views of subjects. Of course it helps that it was during the day, not like Walter Reed where most of the time it is twilight or dark.
I see you finally got a skimpy purple 'sundress' for the dog. :-))
Again, Thank you both for the great report.
The B&*CHES of Blood.
Good link. Murtha cannot deny those photos.
The actions of Code Pink enable the barbarians in Iraq to desecrate our soldiers. And these wymen say that they support our troops.
She was waiting for news of #2500 to fall, so they could really rally big time.
Or was she waiting to hear about the buses that were caught in traffic? Wasn't that the traditional excuse for lower than advertised attendance at previous rallies.
Had they been in pool, I'm sure it would have looked like syncronized swimming!
Great job, and good effort. Loved the report!
AWESOME video! Great job!
My comments, still photos, and sound files now on at #25.
As always, your actions in defense of America are truly appreciated. Since I'm one of the 12 w/out highspeed access (and a work computer programmed to block such sites) haven't seen the video yet. Maybe Michael Moore will consider hiring tgsltakoma for his next movie. . . NOT!
Also, does this mean BillF is now on the officially designated Freeper Special Forces unit? Or at least his dog?
Here is the "vicious beast" attacking a helpless tennis ball.
I think that you know, but I'll say it for the record. I wasn't trying to physically tangle with any leftists, much less hit any.
I was just trying to block them from assaulting tgslTakoma as the evil Gail Murphy did at Rumsfeld's house a few weeks back. If they attacked her again, I figured that I would just block and then let the considerable number of police officers handle any attackers. It was an honor to backup the valiant tgslTakoma.
At the same time, I got to laugh at them. Listen to the sound files on my reply 25 and you can tell that I was looking for laughs, not trouble.
With THAT group of idiots, you don't have to go looking for trouble--it's staring you in the face--LOL!
My comments, photos, and some pretty funny sound files are at my post #25.
It was a pleasure guarding tgslTakoma against the evil Gail Murphy and her gang.
My comments, photos, and sound files are at #25.
You're too funny. As usual.
Do you suppose Saddam's announced hunger strike is his attempt at solidarity with the Code Pinko hunger strikers?
(See my comments at #25 re: Yorra announcing CP hunger strike, before Saddam announced his hunger strike.)
You can't make up better stuff to make these folks look dumb. They open their mouths and do it for us.
My comments, photos and some funny sound files are at #25.
Find an anti-war group and you'll find a bunch of lunatics who don't bath/shave/wash clothes, shampoo hair/etc.
I would gladly take a Pink umbrella for her. Or for you, for that matter.
I can't believe I nearly missed this thread...
Less than 50 posts? There must be a need for another ping list.
This is an outstanding report and I believe many more Freepers need to see it!
That's all i was sayin' bro. If they try it again, feel free to knock their blocks off. But I never thought you would start trouble.
There might have been some real MSM reporters there, but I think that some of the "reporters" were far left blog types.
Thanks for the kind words. Listen to the sound files at #25 if you want some laughs at how easily refuted these leftists are.
Thanks for the kind words. I'll have to bring the dog to a FReep sometime.