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This one's for MrConfettiMan, Walter Reed - Week #94
2/7/2007 | BufordP

Posted on 02/07/2007 3:48:30 AM PST by BufordP

Walter Reed Freep Honor Roll goes to: VAFlagWaver, Jimmy Valentine's Brother, Tom the Redhunter, Fraxinus, (Mr.) Trooprally, Kristinn, tgslTakoma, Cindy-True-Supporter, TFRoatz , OlneyKeith and his *wife, *Randolph (all the way from San Antonio), *Danielle, *Lurker Bill from Olney, me, and PleaDealX.

Earlier in the week the Original DC Chapter Freeper, MrConfettiMan, passed away from a long battle with brain cancer. The DC Chapter would like to dedicate this Freep to him...and many more in the future.

It was cold...It was real cold...It was colder than a [SMACK! OUCH! ... Rubbing chin.]

Okay, I'll start over. It was cold. It was colder than a ... Now hold on just a minute! Put your hand down. I was going to say, "colder than a" and then provide a link for illustration purposes. Okay?

It was colder than this.

BRRRRRR! Gotcha shivering good now, didn't I?


Setting up our main corner across from the gate.

Actually, I didn't think it was too bad temperature wise. At least for the first hour-and-a-half. But after a while it starts to wear on ya. But you make do.

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A woman driving northbound on Georgia Ave past the gate and noticed us. She decided to turn around and see what we were up to. Her name is Stacey. Turns out her husband, stationed at Andrews AFB, is an Iraqi war veteran. Her and her husband's best friend is a patient at Walter Reed.

She stayed and talked with us for quite a while and we found out she runs a website to help provide assistance to visiting families of Walter Reed and Bethesda patients to get reduced price accommodations, restaurant vouchers, and whatever else they can think of to make it easier on the families budgets.

Stacey said her website will be down until sometime next week. But when it's back up please visit:

www.joinedforces.org

You never know. There might be something you can do to help out.


Trooprally and Fraxinus in front of the main gate

Me, Randolph, and TFroatz


  Randolph

This is Randolph on the left. Randolph is from San Antonio. He isn't a registered Freeper yet. But I'm pretty sure he fully intends to. He just got in town. Arlington Va to be more precise. That's still a little bit of a drive or ride on the bus or subway to get to Walter Reed.

He'll be here for about 6 months.

Just got in town and straight away he made an effort to come out on a cold night and stand with us to support the troops.


Randolph and Danielle

God bless you, Randolph!

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We received the usual positive response from most all the passing pedestrians and cars. There was one negative drive-by, though. A guy in a GMC Yukon yelled as he sped by, "The war is a fake!"

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Traffic was lighter than usual. A pretty uneventful night.

 


Kristinn talking to a troop and Trooprally

Chorus line

A few obligatory picks of the Code Pinkos forever relegated down the street.



FOR CRIMINY SAKES! WE FORGOT TO TAKE PICTURES OF THE BUS RETURNING FROM DINNER!

Oh well, here's one from last week.

the Bus

We'll be back out at Walter Reed Friday night, February 9th, from 6:30 until at least 9:30 at the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Elder Street, NW in Washington, D.C. If you can make it to at least the Takoma Metro Station we'll come pick you up.

We've heard many stories from family members, patient advocates, and from the troops themselves of how much they appreciate our support. It really means a lot to them to see ordinary John and Jane Q. Publics displaying appreciation for the service and sacrifice they've made on our behalf. (Add keeping the anti-war pinkos away from the gate.) I'm not telling you this for my benefit. I'm telling you this for yours. If you live in the local area, come out and tell 'em thanks. Do it for yourself. Do it for them.

If you can't get to D.C. but would like to do something for the wounded, contact by FReepmail Albion Wilde, Cindy-True-Supporter, VAFlagwaver or PleaDeal.

If you can't stand seeing anti-war, communist backed, 60's throwback hippies and self-absorbed, ungrateful Gen-X'ers defiling the memories of those who gave all in Vietnam - join us for the Counter ANSWER march on the Pentagon on March 17th! Just A Nobody will be keeping us abreast of all the latest details on this thread. Stay tuned!

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TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Foreign Affairs; US: District of Columbia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: antiwar; codepink; mrconfettiman; troopsupport; walterreed
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1 posted on 02/07/2007 3:48:33 AM PST by BufordP
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To: 1 Olgoat; 103198; 10Ring; 11Bush; 1stbn27; 2ndClassCitizen; 2SterlingConservatives; 2yearlurker; ...

DC Chapter ping


2 posted on 02/07/2007 3:50:40 AM PST by BufordP ("Every morning I start my day with juice, toast, and a big bowl of Baby Crunch!" -- Michael J. Fox)
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To: BufordP
Proud......*tearied eye sniff*

Thank you!!

3 posted on 02/07/2007 3:58:05 AM PST by lysie
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To: BufordP
I live up here in Alaska, and I yearn to make one of these....
I so apprecitate you all....
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart...

I'm always thinking and thanking you all from Up Here...
4 posted on 02/07/2007 4:17:13 AM PST by alaskamomma
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To: BufordP

Hand Salute....................two


5 posted on 02/07/2007 4:18:44 AM PST by bmwcyle (If no one buys illegal drugs, we win the war on drugs)
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To: bmwcyle

Yes.


6 posted on 02/07/2007 4:26:31 AM PST by lysie
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To: BufordP

Great Report Buford. Hope it gets warmer for everyone soon.


7 posted on 02/07/2007 4:32:32 AM PST by HollyB
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To: HollyB

SHHHHH don't tell the left but it's Global Cooling or otherwise known as Winter.


8 posted on 02/07/2007 4:41:38 AM PST by bmwcyle (If no one buys illegal drugs, we win the war on drugs)
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To: BufordP

What a great AAR !! Wonderful pic's.
(Mrs T)


9 posted on 02/07/2007 4:56:31 AM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: BufordP

RIP Joe. FR's finest live on. America's finest live on.


10 posted on 02/07/2007 4:56:44 AM PST by PGalt
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To: BufordP

brrr bttt


11 posted on 02/07/2007 5:06:57 AM PST by maica (America will be a hyperpower that's all hype and no power -- if we do not prevail in Iraq)
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To: trooprally

Aw shucks!

I just discovered you can't hotlink the big pics at putfile.com. Damn the bad luck!


12 posted on 02/07/2007 5:21:32 AM PST by BufordP ("Every morning I start my day with juice, toast, and a big bowl of Baby Crunch!" -- Michael J. Fox)
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To: BufordP

I praise you for being there and am sad that I cannot make it there to be with all of you. God bless you.


13 posted on 02/07/2007 6:36:05 AM PST by Bizzy Bugz (Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom -- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: BufordP

Here's a thought for conservative activists. I posted this a few years ago after Mr. Confetti man had his daughter, Emily Hope:

"Lord, I know you like to give out beautiful and wonderful babies, but why did you give out an especially beautiful and wonderful baby for Mr. and Mrs. ConfettiMan?"

"Well, Mr. ConfettiMan is an old friend. I remember the days when we were the only two protesting in front of the White House."

Thanks for everything, Mr. ConfettiMan.


14 posted on 02/07/2007 6:52:24 AM PST by Our man in washington (The Democratic party is an alliance of narcissists and parasites.)
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To: BufordP

Just when I thawed out in time to catch the Stupor Bowl, the temperature drops again!

I feel like a kiki bird.


15 posted on 02/07/2007 7:22:09 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine's brother (Jane Fonda was type cast in the movie "Klute")
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To: BufordP; All

Oh Well, sorry to hear that. I wanted to let you know that I just got a bunch of toe warmers if any one wants them to use Friday.
[Mrs T]


16 posted on 02/07/2007 7:22:46 AM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: BufordP
Real good thread , thanks for the Dedication to MCM.

You forgot the Washington Post reporter who stood out there with us until the buses came by. And the buses were late, around 10:10PM. By that time the cold dampness really penetrated down to the bone.

The WaPo is doing a big article on Walter Reed. He didn't know when it will be printed but he took a lot of pics of the FReepers and the bus. If anyone sees the article, please post it.

CHANT OF THE EVENING:
What do we want?
GLOBAL WARMING!!
When do we want it?
NOW!!

The reporter got a kick out of that.

[Mr] T

17 posted on 02/07/2007 7:39:08 AM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: BufordP

I'm so proud to know you folks!!! Thanks so much for supporting our AWESOME troops!! I'm glad to see the Texas contingent showed up!

(Hey BufordP, It looked a little cold...was it cold?)


18 posted on 02/07/2007 7:41:42 AM PST by AprilfromTexas
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To: AprilfromTexas

YES!


19 posted on 02/07/2007 7:56:52 AM PST by BufordP ("Every morning I start my day with juice, toast, and a big bowl of Baby Crunch!" -- Michael J. Fox)
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To: BufordP
Hey, BufordP! Good report, even though you had precious few photos to work with.

I wonder if anyone's clicked on your link at "The war is a fake!"

20 posted on 02/07/2007 8:04:17 AM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: tgslTakoma

Taint heard nuthin' yet.


21 posted on 02/07/2007 8:13:07 AM PST by BufordP ("Every morning I start my day with juice, toast, and a big bowl of Baby Crunch!" -- Michael J. Fox)
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To: trooprally

Please post the Washington Post article when it comes out. I've been forced to actually open the Post everyday searching for the article. I dont think I can do it anymore.

Dress warm this Friday ladies and Gents. My wife and I wont be able to make it. She is starting EMT training and I have a function I must attend. I will be back on the 16th.


22 posted on 02/07/2007 9:41:11 AM PST by Olney-Keith
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To: BufordP

Three more months until I make it back to DC. As long as I can find a job, anyway...


23 posted on 02/07/2007 9:52:28 AM PST by ilovew ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." --Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: alaskamomma; BufordP; trooprally
I live up here in Alaska, and I yearn to make one of these....

Too bad you couldn't come down for this one! Maybe you can give some winterized wardrobe advice to these stalwart troops supporters :-) P.S. I left handwarmers with tgsltakoma when I was last down there; they're probably all gone by now, though. (note to self--handwarmers do NOT function well inside boots.)

24 posted on 02/07/2007 10:09:37 AM PST by JoyjoyfromNJ (Psalm 121)
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To: BufordP

Great, great job, BufordP! Love the sepia look of the photos! Thanks for your inimitable point of view!


25 posted on 02/07/2007 10:54:58 AM PST by Albion Wilde (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. -2 Cor 3:17)
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To: tgslTakoma; BufordP
I wonder if anyone's clicked on your link at "The war is a fake!"

Yeah, I'm a sucker. It was disgusting and horrible. You'd think looking at the Pinkos most weeks for two years would have prepared me for this level of stupid asinine America-hating, but you'd be wrong. Yeuckkkkk.....

26 posted on 02/07/2007 10:59:18 AM PST by Albion Wilde (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. -2 Cor 3:17)
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To: PleaDeal; Alamo-Girl; Allegra; ALWAYSWELDING; AmericanDave; AmericanMade1776; Americanwolf; ...
National readers weekly Walter Reed mega-ping!

Freepmail me to be added or deleted from this once-a-week ping list.

27 posted on 02/07/2007 11:11:21 AM PST by Albion Wilde (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. -2 Cor 3:17)
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To: Albion Wilde

BTTT


28 posted on 02/07/2007 11:39:14 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: BufordP; Albion Wilde

God bless the DC Freepers bump!


29 posted on 02/07/2007 12:00:47 PM PST by Enterprise (Drop pork bombs on the Islamofascist wankers. Praise the Lord and pass the hammunition.)
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To: BufordP

"This war is a fake!"

Okay, that link was a huge waste of my time. I don't have the words to describe the idiocy of that video. It's just awful!!!


30 posted on 02/07/2007 12:24:15 PM PST by samiam1972 (Live simply so that others may simply live!)
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To: devolve; Albion Wilde

I am so sorry to read abut Freeper, MrConfettiMan!

Thank you for all that you do. I enjoy reading and seeing the pictures.


31 posted on 02/07/2007 4:55:27 PM PST by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: BufordP
What a lovely remembrance of Mr. Confetti Man. May he rest in peace.

Thank all of you for being their for the troops one more time--even in the terribly cold weather. You all have my greatest respect.

32 posted on 02/07/2007 5:02:08 PM PST by basil (Exercise your Second Amendment rights--buy another gun today.)
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To: potlatch; BufordP
Thank you for all that you do. I enjoy reading and seeing the pictures.

This week's wonderful AAR was written by one of the most long-time and frequent-FReeper DC Chapter members, BufordP — and what a great report! (I'm just the pingmeister this week.)

33 posted on 02/07/2007 5:03:21 PM PST by Albion Wilde (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. -2 Cor 3:17)
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To: devolve; Albion Wilde; BufordP

Then let me say thanks to Buford for the great write up!!


34 posted on 02/07/2007 5:06:31 PM PST by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: BufordP

Thanks once again folks!
BTTT


35 posted on 02/07/2007 5:17:37 PM PST by Trteamer ( (Eat Meat, Wear Fur, Own Guns, FReep Leftists, Drive an SUV, Drill A.N.W.R., Drill the Gulf, Vote)
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To: Albion Wilde

BTTT!


36 posted on 02/07/2007 5:59:10 PM PST by freema (Marine FRiend, 1stCuz2xRemoved, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: Albion Wilde

Well done as usual DC Freepers. The sacrifices you make every week to support our troops and counter the pinkos is truly extraordinary. Sorry to hear about the loss of one of our finest in MrConfettiMan. May God rest his immortal soul; amen.


37 posted on 02/07/2007 7:22:43 PM PST by ForGod'sSake (ABCNNBCBS: An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly.)
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To: Albion Wilde

Thank you.


38 posted on 02/07/2007 7:29:06 PM PST by bluesagewoman
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To: BufordP

Thanks for the great report and photos -- and also for continuing to keep the link to all the after-action reports for Walter Reed.

Have you thawed out yet? FReep On!

May God watch over MrConfettiMan and his family. Prayers continue.


39 posted on 02/07/2007 7:29:24 PM PST by Angelwood (FReepers are Everywhere! We Support Our Troops! (Hillary's Vast Rt Wg Conspiracy))
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To: Albion Wilde

Bump!


40 posted on 02/07/2007 9:38:57 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Albion Wilde

Don't think I was attacking you; I was just trying to point out Bush's promises were more far reaching than just tax cuts...


41 posted on 02/08/2007 6:06:33 AM PST by AmericanDave (It's like Deja Vu, all over again............ Yogi Berra)
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To: AmericanDave
Don't think I was attacking you; I was just trying to point out Bush's promises were more far reaching than just tax cuts...

Hm, I think you intended your comment to a different thread, AmericanDave! This one is pretty much just about troop support at Walter Reed! :-D

42 posted on 02/08/2007 12:32:49 PM PST by Albion Wilde (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. -2 Cor 3:17)
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To: BufordP
Great work by our troops thread here.
43 posted on 02/08/2007 4:05:42 PM PST by Albion Wilde (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. -2 Cor 3:17)
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To: BufordP

To you and all who stand with you - thank you. Especially thankful for this dedication to Mr. ConfettiMan. Heroes, MCM, and all of you! God bless each of you!


44 posted on 02/08/2007 5:32:45 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: potlatch


FReeper bump


45 posted on 02/08/2007 8:38:13 PM PST by devolve ( ........"refresh" my (updated) graphics posts)
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To: trooprally; BufordP

Yeah! And I got there in time to lead it and see the bus arrive. ;*)


46 posted on 02/12/2007 11:06:53 PM PST by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: BufordP

Oh...Great report BufordP!


47 posted on 02/12/2007 11:07:30 PM PST by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: BufordP

thank you All.


48 posted on 02/12/2007 11:13:11 PM PST by fatima
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To: BufordP

This was so awesome! I am thankful for everyone and I will be there this Friday! I can't wait.

By the way, I wanted to update on my website. The front page is still down, but we are currently working on the server.

Thank you so much for including me! (By the way, I'm Stacy)


49 posted on 02/14/2007 6:49:35 PM PST by afwife12
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To: afwife12

Welcome aboard!


50 posted on 02/15/2007 3:17:14 AM PST by BufordP ("Every morning I start my day with juice, toast, and a big bowl of Baby Crunch!" -- Michael J. Fox)
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