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NOW THE TROOPS HAVE TO DEFEND WALTER REED, TOO FReep # 99: 3/09/07
DC Chapter | March 15, 2007 | Albion Wilde, with photos by [Mrs] Trooprally and PleaDeal

Posted on 03/15/2007 12:26:00 PM PDT by Albion Wilde

WASHINGTON, DC, March 9, 2007— Most Americans will root for an underdog. Since the dubiously motivated articles stirring up scandal at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center appeared in the Washington Post over the past weeks, the motorists who beeped for our troop-support rally at the gates of Walter Reed on Friday night were now double, triple in number. Now it wasn't just a discreet little toot every five or ten cars; it was many drivers at a time releasing loud, long, sometimes frankly impassioned blasts of the horn, from cars, trucks, Metro buses, even a DC police car – hospital zone or no hospital zone. As inaccurate as they were melodramatic, the articles critical of Walter Reed have drawn the troops into the libmedia's anti-war web of deceit more than ever, forcing them to face the enemy at home as well as abroad.

There isn't space in this weekly chronicle to refute all the when-did-you-stop-beating-your-wife allegations and innuendo in those articles. Their transparently disdainful purpose was to demoralize the troops and embarrass the administration – certainly not to benefit the soldiers, veterans and family members who are now burdened by extra layers of uncertainty about their care in the middle of a war that the Loony Left seems to feel is as unnecessary as, say, personal integrity.

What these developments have meant for us in the the DC Chapter of Free Republic is the joy of more visits from troops to our four-corner, Friday-night rallies outside the main gates. This week the Walter Reed Med-Hold platoon sergeant, John Dail, stopped by to shake hands all around.


Almost hidden by surrounding FReepers, Sgt. 1st Class John Dail tells Albion Wilde, [Mrs] Trooprally and Taco Mamma about some new residence arrangements. Platoon Sgt. Dail is responsible for the soldiers in Med-Hold status at WRAMC, which he says involves meeting or working with the requirements up to 30 recovering individuals each day. Photo by PleaDeal

I asked Sgt. Dail about Building 18, which had been cited by the Post article for mold and vermin. (It's worth noting here that Building 18 is not a medical care facility, it is a barracks. It is not on the main 116-acre campus of Walter Reed; it is a former motel, across the 6-lane Georgia Avenue bounding the eastern perimeter of the base, that was purchased as an overflow residence for outpatient and recovered soldiers waiting for transfers out of Walter Reed. Yet much of the uproar resulting from the articles has created the impression that the patient-care areas of the hospital are similarly contaminated, which they are not.)

"The residents of Building 18 have moved to Building 14, right on the base," Sgt. Dail revealed. "It has apartments with kitchens, DVD players in the rooms. They just got a plasma TV over there. It's a beautiful building – one of the best I've seen in the Army.

"The residents didn't want to move, and didn't really understand why they had to move," Sgt. Dail went on. "But now we are going to improve all the facilities," he added, indicating that the shake-up has resulted in different budget priorities at Walter Reed, which had in 2005 been scheduled to be phased out altogether over the succeeding decade. For now, the Student Company was moved out of Building 14 to off-base civilian housing leased to WRAMC, and the "Med-Holds" were moved into 14, where those who are still reporting for outpatient medical appointments will be closer to the hospital building. The Student Company will now commute to the base.

As for Building 18, the subject of one of the scandal-mongering articles, Sgt. Dail said that inspectors determined "there were only seven rooms in that building that really needed work." My own sources on the base say that the mold was a result of a bathtub overflow, not from a problem in the larger infrastructure. One source, who has managed other residence buildings on the base, said that problems affected less than 5% of the rooms in Building 18, which is only one of many residences serving recovering troops at WRAMC. Other troop accommodations are comparable to upscale hotels, or, like the Fisher Houses, are home-like environments housing entire families of spouses and children of the recovering troops.


Part of our display of Coalition flags across the street from the base. Along with our largest MOAB (Mother of All Banners), it's what the recovering troops see as they walk or drive out of the base on a Friday evening going northward, to the restaurant section in nearby Silver Spring. Photo by [Mrs] Trooprally


Some women who were recently College Republicans and are now in Capitol Hill careers, wave to the passing troops from the main, northeast corner. From left, Chevelyn, Laura and Miss USA. Photo by PleaDeal


More of their college-to-career friends on the southeast corner: Lindy, Ashley R and Amanda. Photo by PleaDeal


Veteran and FReeper Citizen SMASH and Walter Reed patient Tim attempt to "reason" with one of the anti-war protestors down the street from the main gates. Dressed like an elf, this moonbat, Mike, claims he is a Vietnam veteran. For some old hippies, The Sixties is an era like the Civil War was to an older generation – it will never be over. Photo by PleaDeal

Specialist Tim, an MP of the 198th National Guard troop, was wounded in Afghanistan 15 days before the end of his tour. He was thrust into the spotlight on the previous Friday, March 2nd, as he stood near our rally. A Fox affiliate local DC television station interviewed him about the conditions at Walter Reed; he appeared on the 11 PM news for a very brief sound bite. On Wednesday of the past week, he and three other patients, with help from FReeper Just A Nobody, organized a lengthy press conference in support of WRAMC that was attended by major news outlets and then ignored, except for a tiny blip on FoxNews. (Even Demo-leaning pollster Zogby admitted last week that readers perceive a leftist bias in media coverage.)

Tonight, Tim (who will soon return home to Kentucky to continue healing, where he hopes to enter local politics) determined to talk with the anti-war protestors down the block, to lodge his objection to their phony "vigil" outside the hospital. "We need to put our attention back on the War in Iraq, on the Congressional resolution to support the troop surge," he said, "instead of on any problems at WRAMC. Because if we don't, we're just going to have more soldiers in Walter Reed. We need the funds for the ammo and armor to fight the war."


It must have been "Salad Dressing Night" in the Pinko contingent, as well as the usual, "Shirk Adult Responsibility for Non-Partisan Respect towards Our Wounded, at Least Outside Their Hospital" Night. Photo by PleaDeal

After talking with them, Tim circled back to the FReeper coffee stand. He related that the anti-war protesters said they are bringing "visibility" to their perception that supporting the troops means not allowing them to perform their military jobs. "It's not about visibility," Tim said. "It's about the fact that they're on what I consider sacred ground. This is our home, this is where I live, where my brothers and sisters live who have lost an eye, a leg, part of their brain..." he trailed off, and then continued, eyeing some nearby young FReeper females. "Hitting on women is why I came out here," he joked, "but if there's a bonus like debating with the Commies, I'm for it! They [the Pinkos] seem to think the Afghanistan War is different than Iraq, but I say no. Those people need to move to the other side of the street!"


A group of four visitors to a Walter Reed patient (center, in white and black ball cap), an Army captain from Texas wounded in Afghanistan, walked all four corners to greet FReepers. One of the friends is also the wife of a Coast Guard marine. FReepers Kristinn and Just A Nobody hold troop-support signs, left. Photo by [Mrs] Trooprally.


This week's Honor Roll of troop supporters: FReepers present were Albion Wilde, BufordP, Cindy-True-Supporter, Citizen SMASH, Danang68, Fraxinus, Just A Nobody, Kristinn, PleaDeal, PrezUSA222, Taco Mamma, tgslTakoma, Tom the Redhunter, [Mr & Mrs] Trooprally and VAFlagWaver; lurkers included Amanda, Ashley R, Bill from MD, Chevelyn, Laura Bush, Lindy and Miss USA.


PrezUSA222, a FReeper and ROTC student, brandishes his sign at the bus returning to the gates after a weekly dinner in town that is donated to wounded troops and their families staying at Walter Reed. Photo by PleaDeal


Due to the anticipated large anti-war protest this Saturday, March 17, 2007 in Washington, Free Republic and other groups organized A Gathering of Eagles. Tens of thousands of veterans and patriots have reserved hotel rooms and will be there to counter-demonstrate. Areas have been zoned off by the Park Service for safety.
We urge every FReeper to come on out and stand with us.
Here's where you can click for maps and more info.

The lefties' usual penchant for vandalism, especially their recent assaults against decency – putting a CodePink costume on the statue at the Navy Memorial and spray paint on the steps of the U.S. Capitol – will be effectively neutralized by the nearby presence of so many veterans who have established their bravery in service to their country.
A Gathering of Eagles has now got them running scared.



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To view all of the photos of this FReep by [Mrs] Trooprally, click here.
To view all of the photos of this FReep by PleaDeal, click here. To view a complete archive of Walter Reed FReeps maintained by BufordP, click here.


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: antiwar; dcchapter; freep; walterreed
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We expect lots of protesters will show up down the street from this Friday night's FReep of Walter Reed, March 16. And the Pinkos have announced an early start time – 6:00 PM – so be there at 5:30 with flags and signs, ready to FReep in our permit-protected, higher-profile area at the gates of Walter Reed, Georgia Avenue and Elder Sts NW. Park on the street to the east of Georgia Avenue.


1 posted on 03/15/2007 12:26:14 PM PDT by Albion Wilde
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To: Albion Wilde

DC Freeper bump!


2 posted on 03/15/2007 12:30:20 PM PDT by Enterprise (I can't talk about liberals anymore because some of the words will get me sent to rehab.)
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To: Alamo-Girl; Allegra; ALWAYSWELDING; AmericanDave; AmericanMade1776; Americanwolf; AmericaUnite; ...

National readership mega-ping. Get the DC Chapter's scoop on what's happening at Walter Reed. After-Action Report #99 by Albion Wilde.


3 posted on 03/15/2007 12:31:35 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. -2 Cor 3:17)
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To: Albion Wilde
if someone can give me crash space for the night I'll come down. If not see ya'll Saturday morning.
4 posted on 03/15/2007 12:35:15 PM PDT by SouthernBoyupNorth ("For my wings are made of Tungsten, my flesh of glass and steel..........")
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To: 1 Olgoat; 103198; 10Ring; 11Bush; 1stbn27; 2ndClassCitizen; 2SterlingConservatives; 2yearlurker; ...

DC Chapter mega-ping. What's happening at WRAMC? Get some of the DC Chapter's version of the story. AAR #99, by Albion Wilde.


5 posted on 03/15/2007 12:38:13 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. -2 Cor 3:17)
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To: Albion Wilde

Thanks for the ping!


6 posted on 03/15/2007 12:40:13 PM PDT by Issaquahking (Duncan Hunter for president!)
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To: Albion Wilde

BTTT


7 posted on 03/15/2007 12:43:17 PM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: dutchess; ST.LOUIE1; Billie; DollyCali; GodBlessUSA; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; The Mayor; Aquamarine; ...

Americans supporting the troops ping!


8 posted on 03/15/2007 12:44:13 PM PDT by Issaquahking (Duncan Hunter for president!)
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To: SouthernBoyupNorth

FReepmail for you.


9 posted on 03/15/2007 12:45:26 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. -2 Cor 3:17)
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To: Issaquahking

Here's a ping.


10 posted on 03/15/2007 12:47:24 PM PDT by fatima (Shut up Murtha)
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To: Albion Wilde

God bless every one of you for showing such loyalty to supporting our troops, our wounded warriors and their families.


11 posted on 03/15/2007 12:52:01 PM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES.)
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To: Albion Wilde

geez, ain't that apropos swishy regalia the (male?) pinko is wearing in the pic 5th from the top revealing? Looks like something michael jaxon would be attracted to.....


12 posted on 03/15/2007 1:05:49 PM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: Albion Wilde

Great report. Be there this week.


13 posted on 03/15/2007 1:07:43 PM PDT by Jimmy Valentine's brother (Jane Fonda was type cast in the movie "Klute")
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To: Albion Wilde
My Dad spent six-months in a Navy Hospital in the late 1960's. It was the worse experience ever for our family. They nearly killed my father with the sloppy health care system they had. We were lucky to ever get him back, and when we did his heath was in shambles for the rest of his life. As much bad press the military hospitals are getting today - I could not imagine them being anything close to the horrors they were in 1968
14 posted on 03/15/2007 1:17:35 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Albion Wilde

Any word from the FReep today?


15 posted on 03/15/2007 1:19:05 PM PDT by Hoodlum91 (I support global warming.)
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To: Albion Wilde

Thank you for the great report. :)


16 posted on 03/15/2007 1:38:19 PM PDT by Landry Fan
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To: Albion Wilde

Thanks for the updates. Hope the weather holds out for you all.


17 posted on 03/15/2007 1:39:24 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle
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To: Landry Fan
Great Report...see you tomorrow!
18 posted on 03/15/2007 1:46:09 PM PDT by zoomie81 ( the nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten)
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To: Albion Wilde

Taxman Bravo Zulu! for the FReep, After-Action report and real truth about WRAMC and building 18.

My guess is that FReeRepublic.com is the only place we'll be able to read this story -- the drive by press is not interested in presenting truth to Americans, and most Americans will never be exposed to anything other than the LIEberal lies.

I am most hopeful that there is a special place in Hell reserved for the people who perpeptuate such FRaud on their fellow citizens!

Mrs. Taxman and I would dearly love to be there with you this weekend. Unfortunately, we cannot be there physically, but will be with you in spirit.

FReepem good for us, please.

Eagles Up!


19 posted on 03/15/2007 1:55:46 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Albion Wilde

MY hat's off to you all for another stellar effort.

It's been said before, but it bears repeating, I and many others here stand with you in spirit ever Friday night, even though our circumstances prevent us from being with you in person.

You do us all proud; the way you hold the line for our troops in D.C.

Keep up the LORD's own work, out there, and understand that every one of you out there on those street corners represents thousands of us who'd be there, too, if we could.

May God bless you, and may God continue to bless these United States of America.


20 posted on 03/15/2007 2:12:37 PM PDT by HKMk23 (Total domination over all kingdoms under heaven will be given to the saints of YHVH. -- Daniel 7:27)
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To: NavyCanDo
My Dad spent six-months in a Navy Hospital in the late 1960's...

I enjoyed your father's story on your home page. Sounds like he was a wonderful guy who gave his family a lot of joy. Many of us had some awful times in the Navy health care system in the 60s, myself included. That's one reason why so many of us on FR are adamantly opposed to socialized medicine.

The main complaints of the WaPo articles focused not so much on the health care, which many say is excellent at WR, but on the Building 18 conditions already discussed and the many bureaucratic tangles that are difficult for the patients. I also heard one story recently of an inexcusably crude civilian worker who made abusive statements to an amputee; on the other hand, the half-dozen or so civilian residence administrators at WR whom volunteers like myself have come to know well are outstanding, deeply motivated individuals. Part of what we do involves watching these people interact with dozens of rapid-fire demands for service week in and week out, which they fulfill with great care.

21 posted on 03/15/2007 2:13:50 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. -2 Cor 3:17)
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To: NavyCanDo

The commie writers working at the Washington Post want everyone to relive their worst hospital experience and conflate the memory with present day Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Commie propagandists are excellent at pushing sensitive buttons.

The medical care at WR is superb.
Plant problems were recounted at an old motel used by WR as a barracks for outpatients.

The main problem is the large number of recovering troops who are not Regular Army, but reserves or National Guard, and the excruciating red tape that tangles them into oblivion.

If the Army can get better paperwork systems functioning, as a result of the WP article, then a real service will have been done. But the smears to our military are truly despicable.


22 posted on 03/15/2007 2:20:11 PM PDT 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: Hoodlum91
Any word from the FReep today?

Just got off the cell with DC Chapter members. The moonbats' planned protest at Walter Reed today was a coward's wet dream – they never showed up.

• Must have read our plans to counterprotest;

• or maybe the fact that we have the permits near the gates unduly discouraged their self-esteem,

• or maybe it was because, according to the leftie After Downing Street blog, Gael Murphy (CodePink's DC leader) and a couple of other "activists" were rumored to have been arrested this morning for trying to barge past guards into the House Appropriations Committee hearing room, where the war appropriations issue was under discussion.

As I post this, the 10 or more FReepers who were there are now breaking pizza together at an "undisclosed location", having safeguarded WR's gates from 2:30 to 5:00 in extremely high winds and showers.

It's now about to rain buckets on DC and our local meteorologist is predicting snow for tomorrow.

23 posted on 03/15/2007 2:38:06 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. -2 Cor 3:17)
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To: Albion Wilde

Thanks for the update!

Now I get to jump into the buckets of rain!

Hope the snow predicted for the Northeast doesn't hinder the Gathering of Eagles caravans for Saturday.

I'll be there regardless!


24 posted on 03/15/2007 2:41:21 PM PDT by Hoodlum91 (I support global warming.)
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To: Taxman; Albion Wilde; BufordP
Thank you, Albion Wilde, for that exclusive report on the truth of the pseudo-scandal at Walter Reed!!!

Not only will the truth not show up in MSM, but the posters here who screamed in indignation about WRAMC, saying don't shoot the MSM messengers, will not return.

Sadly, they would sooner support the lies of traitors like Anne Hull and Dana Priest than the truth of our own trusted FR eyewitness.

25 posted on 03/15/2007 2:48:54 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Hunter/Poe 2008 "Once again, our government is on the wrong side of the border war")
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To: Hoodlum91
Hope the snow predicted for the Northeast doesn't hinder the Gathering of Eagles caravans for Saturday. I'll be there regardless!

Since so many hotels have been maxed with reservations by veterans, it's unlikely that they will back down. I think many of the veterans are eagerly anticipating locking arms with one another and sending "the look" to the nearest dirty little loudmouth near any of the Memorials – for the pure pleasure of watching them leave a skid mark in their training pants.

I picked up an extra packet of plastic rain ponchos at the Dollar Store.

26 posted on 03/15/2007 2:54:13 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. -2 Cor 3:17)
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To: Albion Wilde
My van is being repaired.. hopefully done by noon tomorrow & I will hi tail it to Walter Reed. I wont eat or pay bills this month but the vans breaks, fuel line & misc small things will be working. I just okayed about 1/3 of what needed to be done (safety/working/things)

I need a location (not too far from Walter Reed) to park my van overnight..Would prefer a home.. but not necessary. Last time I drove we drove about 50 mile away from DC to find a rest stop off highway. Would prefer to avoid that.

If someone knows of a walmart in the vicinity of Walter reed that would work. Our local Walmart is a 24 hour one & we have lots of RVs, vans & trucks there regularly...
27 posted on 03/15/2007 2:54:47 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: Albion Wilde

good to hear that our people were there to ward off the potential attack today..

wouldnt it be a shame if Murphy, sheenan, Fonda etc were ALL arrested for the entire weekend?

HA!


28 posted on 03/15/2007 2:57:24 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: Sam Hill; rebel_yell2; Mpatl; RonDog; ABG(anybody but Gore); Loyal Buckeye; Shamrock-DW; ...

Pinging some of y'all from the latest WR scandal thread I was on. Excuse me if I have already pinged you from another list. Here is another piece of WR on-site reportage.


29 posted on 03/15/2007 3:02:59 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. -2 Cor 3:17)
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To: DollyCali
wouldnt it be a shame if Murphy, sheenan, Fonda etc were ALL arrested for the entire weekend?

Out of your keyboard into God's ear...
:-D

30 posted on 03/15/2007 3:10:14 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. -2 Cor 3:17)
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To: DollyCali
If someone knows of a walmart in the vicinity of Walter reed that would work. Our local Walmart is a 24 hour one & we have lots of RVs, vans & trucks there regularly...

Now THAT is a really good idea! I'm not doing too well with my search for a closer-in spot that isn't an arm and a leg, either. Click on DC Walmart locations here to plan your destination. Do you have time to check with them whether they allow all-night parking? I am crazed with more duties for Saturday.

31 posted on 03/15/2007 3:17:40 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. -2 Cor 3:17)
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To: Albion Wilde

"over the past weeks, the motorists who beeped for our troop-support rally at the gates of Walter Reed on Friday night were now double, triple in number. Now it wasn't just a discreet little toot every five or ten cars; it was many drivers at a time releasing loud, long, sometimes frankly impassioned blasts of the horn, from cars, trucks, Metro buses, even a DC police car – hospital zone or no hospital zone."

Regardless of the supposed "motivations" of the reporters that started this latest round of "early retirements"....this is a FANTASTIC opportunity to raise the public's awareness of conditions and circumstances in various VA medical care facilities across the country.

I've been treated in FOUR states in the last 5 years and can ASSURE you things vary WILDLY from place to place.

It's not all good...it's not all bad....

However, if YOU know about something that needs to be fixed...THIS is the ideal time to capitalize on the public's awareness....!!!

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Thank you to all who have relentlessly kept their vigil at Walter Reed. Too bad it's not happening at EVERY Military/VA facility in the land....!!!


32 posted on 03/15/2007 3:44:49 PM PDT by JB in Whitefish
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To: Albion Wilde

Thanks for the link. Lots to do /accomplish at this point. Hopefully you will find a convenient place to alight for the nights you are there & so will not have to drive a lot of pay a lot.


33 posted on 03/15/2007 3:53:27 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: Albion Wilde

DC Freepers get ALL the fun


34 posted on 03/15/2007 3:55:30 PM PDT by RoadGumby
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To: Albion Wilde

Excellent Posting and great pictures. Thanks!


35 posted on 03/15/2007 3:58:14 PM PDT by Spunky ("Everyone has a freedom of choice, but not of consequences.")
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To: Txsleuth

bttt


36 posted on 03/15/2007 4:15:07 PM PDT by Txsleuth (I don't know who I am voting for yet...just window shopping.)
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To: Albion Wilde; PleaDeal
A few of us got there around 2:30pm. Eventually are numbers got up to about 12. PleaDeal can get back to you with an Honor Roll later. She's doing the AAR with pics.

*Never saw any commies. We basically manned all 4 corners as well as the bus stop half-circle area down the street. Stayed until 5pm. Seemed like the temp dropped at least 20 degrees from time we arrived till the time we left. Windy too.

trooprally, BillF, Cindy-True-Supporter, Taco Mamma, Danang68, and myself manned the bus stop. Around 4:15-4:30 an old model silver/gray Mercedes pulled up to the curb, drove by slowly then immediately left. Car full of young kids. *Could have been "them". Can't be sure.

When we left it had already started to rain. So if the scum showed up after we left then they would have done their thing in the rain and cold.

37 posted on 03/15/2007 4:30:08 PM PDT by BufordP (I'd comment on the Democratic Party candidates, but I'm afraid I'd be forced into rehab.)
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To: Albion Wilde

Give those Pinkos hell from me,and hugs all around to any visiting troops.

Thank you freepers for all you do! Stay dry on Friday. See you all on Saturday!!


38 posted on 03/15/2007 4:30:24 PM PDT by proudmilitarymrs (It's not immigration, it's an invasion!)
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To: Albion Wilde

Thank you for the enlightening information about Building 18 Albion. Good article and pictures.


39 posted on 03/15/2007 4:45:24 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: Albion Wilde

Great AAR, Albion.

See you Friday. Unfortunately the weather looks likt it will be bad but we will persevere.

Tom


40 posted on 03/15/2007 5:43:35 PM PDT by Tom the Redhunter
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To: BufordP

Great news, BufordP! Thanks for the update!


41 posted on 03/15/2007 5:57:18 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. -2 Cor 3:17)
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To: Albion Wilde; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 68 grunt; A.A. Cunningham; ASOC; ...

Albion Wilde: We expect lots of protesters will show up down the street from this Friday night's FReep of Walter Reed, March 16. And the Pinkos have announced an early start time – 6:00 PM – so be there at 5:30 with flags and signs, ready to FReep in our permit-protected, higher-profile area at the gates of Walter Reed, Georgia Avenue and Elder Sts NW. Park on the street to the east of Georgia Avenue.


42 posted on 03/15/2007 6:08:33 PM PDT by freema (Marine FRiend, 1stCuz2xRemoved, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: Albion Wilde; freema

Bump for DC FReepers and God Bless our troops.


43 posted on 03/15/2007 6:22:40 PM PDT by jazusamo (http://warchronicle.com/TheyAreNotKillers/DefendOurMarines.htm)
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To: BufordP; Albion Wilde; PleaDeal

I was so tickled this afternoon to see LeoFl and his dad, LeoFl Sr. arrive at WRAMC main gate, representing the heart of Texas!

They will be back on Friday as well, dressed more warmly, I hope.

Freepers, if you have any extra scarves, hats, gloves and umbrellas - it might be a good idea to ack them in a bag to loan out to folks who traveled in from warmer locales unprepared for our unpredictable March weather.

See everyone tomorrow!


44 posted on 03/15/2007 6:51:35 PM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: Albion Wilde

I was looking at that pic of "Salad dressing night". I don't understand why they are allowed to deface the Walter Reed sign on the wall by strewing their garbage across it.
I think if they don't have enough people to hold their signs they shouldn't be allowed to litter the place with them.


45 posted on 03/15/2007 7:16:46 PM PDT by Elyse (I refuse to feed the crocodile.)
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To: tgslTakoma
Think anyone will be around about 7:30? My flight gets into DCA at 6:50, I'll head straight over there. I can stay until about a hour before the metro closes, whatever time that is.

I love to meet up with some fellow FReepers.

46 posted on 03/15/2007 7:19:47 PM PDT by Jotmo (I Had a Bad Experience With the CIA and Now I'm Gonna Show You My Feminine Side - Swirling Eddies)
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To: Elyse

I don't understand either, Elyse. I don't understand why the skanks were able to spray paint grafitti on the Capitol steps a few weeks back, under the watchful eye of Capitol police.

At the very least, WRAMC could send out a security guard to direct the stinkos to remove their signs to their own hands, or cram them into a garbage can (where they belong). Count to 3, then it's one or the other.


47 posted on 03/15/2007 7:46:09 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Hunter/Poe 2008 "Once again, our government is on the wrong side of the border war")
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To: freema
I hope every freeper and other organization present in support of our military will all be safe and sound and be able to return to their homes without any unpleasant incidents after their watches are done.
48 posted on 03/15/2007 7:46:55 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle
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To: Jotmo

From what I hear, a lot of people are planning to come early in the morning. Also, it shouldn't be too hard to get a ride back to the Metro or even the airport from someone in the DC Chapter. We will be in Constitution Gardens to the east of the VN Wall (towards the Washington monument) and on the north side of the circle around the Lincoln Memorial (towards the VN Wall).


49 posted on 03/15/2007 7:47:34 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. -2 Cor 3:17)
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To: La Enchiladita
I don't understand either, Elyse. I don't understand why the skanks were able to spray paint grafitti on the Capitol steps a few weeks back, under the watchful eye of Capitol police.

The Capitol police had been told to stand down. I believe they were fearful of the claims of police brutality and lawsuits. Last year, when Cynthia McKinney hit one of them who stopped her because she wasn't wearing her Congress pin, she brought the Jackson/Sharpton/Gregory/Belafonte hustling machine into DC and threatened to ruin the careers of the officers. Also, a skank Congressperson gave Cindy Sheehan a ticket to the State of the Union address last year, where she caused a ruckus and had to be detained. Likewise, the Capitol police were forced to apologize. They have been put in a no-win position by the relentless forces of Relativity and socialism: there is nothing inherently wrong unless the Left says it is...

50 posted on 03/15/2007 7:54:23 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. -2 Cor 3:17)
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