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A Gathering of Eagles - These Colors Don't Run, Pro Troop Rally Live Thread
3/17/06

Posted on 03/17/2007 9:12:15 AM PDT by mdittmar


Post pics,news,speeches on the Gathering of Eagles - These Colors Don't Run, Pro Troop Rally


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KEYWORDS: americanlegion; eagles; freerepublic; gathering; gatheringofeagles; godblessourtroops; militarypurpleheart; moveamericaforward; opinfinitefreep; patriotguard; pgr; protestwarrior; rollingthunder; veterans; vetsforvictory
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1 posted on 03/17/2007 9:12:16 AM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

Since the MSM seem to have in place a general media blackout of the Gathering of Eagles, anyone out there gonna keep us posted with the numbers? Pics? Videos?


2 posted on 03/17/2007 9:18:48 AM PDT by XR7
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To: mdittmar

BTTT!

Good luck!


3 posted on 03/17/2007 9:23:09 AM PDT by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: XR7

Fox is covering them. There are some very big men in the crowd, men the pacifists wouldn't mess with.


4 posted on 03/17/2007 9:25:27 AM PDT by ClaireSolt (Have you have gotten mixed up in a mish-masher?)
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To: XR7

FOX is giving it a mention. They are not giving the anarchists a lot of attention, but each update has mentioned our side.


5 posted on 03/17/2007 9:26:31 AM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: ClaireSolt

Did you hear them say there had been a little "pushing and shoving?"


6 posted on 03/17/2007 9:27:26 AM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: XR7

photos here: http://jxs2151.blogspot.com/

checking Youtube for anything worth posting...nothing yet.


7 posted on 03/17/2007 9:28:36 AM PDT by RXSalesman
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To: mdittmar

bttt

I see shadows on the ground--that's means at least a little bit of sunshine to temper the cold...


8 posted on 03/17/2007 9:29:14 AM PDT by krunkygirl
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To: sageb1

Watching C-SSPAN or listening to all the radio news, you'd think there were nothing but anti-American peaceniks converging on DC, and that's all.


9 posted on 03/17/2007 9:29:33 AM PDT by XR7
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To: XR7

I've been seeing a little coverage
about it. Crowds ain't too big.
One reporters said that therwe
appear to be only one or two thousand
antiwar protestors, versus their
permit for 30,00, and their
braggadiocio, of expecting hundreds
of thousands.

The reporter gave the impression
that the GoE counter protestors
was larrge, but from the camera
angles shown, i didn't see more
than 50 to a hundred.

Apparently there were a couple
of shoving matches between some
on each side, but the cops shut
em down pretty quickly.

The reporter said that the
cops seemed to be particularly
nervous for this protest.

All the camera angles i've seen,
are street/eye level...as one
cynuic once related to nme, was
to make a small group seem larger
than they actually are....When
crowds are actually large, they do
a lot of cajmera shots from roofs
or helicopters.

No helicopter shots yet.....;o)
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10 posted on 03/17/2007 9:29:48 AM PDT by NickatNite2003 (From the Man from Hope" to the wife who snarls "Abandon All Hope!")
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To: ClaireSolt

I heard about a week ago that Rolling Thunder
had put out the call, but to bus in, and not ride their bikes there.

:-)


11 posted on 03/17/2007 9:31:41 AM PDT by NickatNite2003 (From the Man from Hope" to the wife who snarls "Abandon All Hope!")
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To: NickatNite2003
The reporter said that the cops seemed to be particularly nervous for this protest.

They may be worried that it wouldn't take much for some real American men to turn anti-war sheehanista pussies into stains on the sidewalk.

12 posted on 03/17/2007 9:32:47 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (I am PRO-VICTORY!!)
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To: mdittmar

bump so I can follow through the day....


13 posted on 03/17/2007 9:33:28 AM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: mdittmar

Hopefully there are plenty of video cameras scattered throughout our gathering ready to capture any trouble that the anti's may start. Our side will always need visual proof against the lying "word" of the lefties. We'll be here waiting for more pictures and reports, especially for a picture of the "sea of Red, White and Blue" Flag City!


14 posted on 03/17/2007 9:34:34 AM PDT by Kate_Malloy
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To: God luvs America

This is great! This is really great! I truly wish I could be there!


15 posted on 03/17/2007 9:36:05 AM PDT by swatbuznik (Hunter '08 --apostrophes optional)
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To: NickatNite2003
Crowds ain't too big.

For the moonbats, maybe. The pro America crowd is huge. From the GOE site:

The turnout has been AMAZING! At about 1030 the moonbats had maybe 400-600. Our crowd was huge, spread out over three areas (the main rally point east of the Wall, the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, and congregated in front of the paltry herd of moonbats. I am guessing we had at least 4,000 at that time, probably more. Now, the march of the moonbats isn’t schedule to start until noonish, so it will grow, but we still have folks arriving all the time. This ol’ cynic is truly inspired. Thank you everyone!

16 posted on 03/17/2007 9:38:42 AM PDT by impeachedrapist
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To: All

FNC FemPorter says the Anti-Crowd
now appears to be about 4K to 5K.


17 posted on 03/17/2007 9:39:14 AM PDT by NickatNite2003 (From the Man from Hope" to the wife who snarls "Abandon All Hope!")
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To: mdittmar

thank you for this thread.. Last minute MAJOR van problems prevented my trip. Bummer.. but glad you have a thread up with pix.

who is Jeff ...with the pix.. FReeper maybe?


18 posted on 03/17/2007 9:39:49 AM 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: prairiebreeze
They may be worried that it wouldn't take much for some real American men to turn anti-war sheehanista pussies into stains on the sidewalk.

You have that one right Prairie

19 posted on 03/17/2007 9:40:50 AM 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: swatbuznik

You and me both! 99.9% of the time, you couldn't pay me to live out there in all that traffic/people. My sister does and when we go visit, I say give me Spencer Co. with only 5 stoplights in the entire county! But today, I'd love to be there!


20 posted on 03/17/2007 9:41:12 AM PDT by southernindymom
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To: ohioWfan

over here


21 posted on 03/17/2007 9:41:29 AM 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: impeachedrapist

They aren't starting until NOON! I guess they all had to sleep in today. Wouldn't want to put them out any.


22 posted on 03/17/2007 9:43:19 AM PDT by southernindymom
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To: southernindymom

Man, I would LOVE to be there!!!! Too far away and too little money...


23 posted on 03/17/2007 9:45:27 AM PDT by Jewels1091
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To: mdittmar; prairiebreeze; XR7; sageb1; RXSalesman; krunkygirl; NickatNite2003
ON THE GROUND REPORT FROM FREEPER ANGLEWOOD:

There are THOUSANDS of Patriots there! I couldn't make it up to DC so I put in a call to her on her cell phone. She said it's a muddy mess but they've got a stage and quite a number of speakers addressing the crowd. Good sound system too...I could here part of a speech of a mother talking about her son who considered it an honor to serve in the 101st Airborne in Iraq.

Anglewood also reported that ABC, CNN, FOX are there and there was a helicopter circling overhead. Unknown if it was media or NPS on patrol.

MARINE ONE also flew overhead at one point!

The memorials WERE PROTECTED! The Vietnam Wall has been guarded for three days by GOE and the NPS has a metal detector set up at the entrance to the Wall. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

There are thousands of American Flags set up on the National Mall and I imagine it's quite a sight.

I talked to her at 12:30PM and they said the stage presentation was wrapping up and they were going to disperse to their permitted areas along the Commie death march route. The wind is howling and she didn't know if they'd be able to deploy their larger banners.

I'll report more as I recieve information from onsite.

EAGLES AND FREEPERS UP!


24 posted on 03/17/2007 9:46:42 AM PDT by BlueOneGolf (The 2nd Amendment...America's ORIGINAL Homeland Security! http://www.ar15.com)
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To: southernindymom

I heard the March started
at 12:30pm EDT..that was about
16 minutes ago..heard the crowd
is log jammed at a bridge.


25 posted on 03/17/2007 9:47:37 AM PDT by NickatNite2003 (From the Man from Hope" to the wife who snarls "Abandon All Hope!")
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To: BlueOneGolf

Here's another Live blog....

http://perishthethought.blogdrive.com/


26 posted on 03/17/2007 9:50:13 AM PDT by RXSalesman
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To: RXSalesman

Quint and I are praying for safety for all the patriots who are gathered in D.C. so that the zealous who have let their message of hatred interfere with the right for all the patriots to express themselves. We also pray for warmth in what has turned out to be a horrific winter storm. We hope that all of you gathered out there will feel the warmth of our embrace as we pray for each one of you.


27 posted on 03/17/2007 9:52:02 AM PDT by janereinheimer
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To: Jewels1091
Man, I would LOVE to be there!!!! Too far away and too little money... I have the same problems.
28 posted on 03/17/2007 9:52:52 AM PDT by radar101 (I don't have to hire a consultant to develop a conservative image, I am a conservative.Duncan Hunter)
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To: NickatNite2003

"heard the crowd is log jammed at a bridge."

Is that a gay reference?


29 posted on 03/17/2007 9:52:58 AM PDT by Yankee
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To: NickatNite2003

They aren't even smart enough to figure out how to march and not get jammed up?! Pathetic


30 posted on 03/17/2007 9:54:30 AM PDT by southernindymom
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To: BlueOneGolf

Angelwood is an angel.... and so are you...:^)


31 posted on 03/17/2007 9:54:36 AM 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: Yankee

LOL! Take it however you want to..No
doubt there are a number of fudge
pakers in that anti-war crowd.

:o)


32 posted on 03/17/2007 9:55:12 AM PDT by NickatNite2003 (From the Man from Hope" to the wife who snarls "Abandon All Hope!")
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To: Jewels1091

Me too, it's a 12 hour drive for me to get to DC and I don't have the time off to do it. Money wise, well I could have stayed @ my sisters house, but it's the time. Now if I win the Powerball tonight.....


33 posted on 03/17/2007 9:56:12 AM PDT by southernindymom
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To: prairiebreeze
They may be worried that it wouldn't take much for some real American men to turn anti-war sheehanista pussies into stains on the sidewalk.

Bwahahahaha.....

Now tell us what you really think.

:-)

34 posted on 03/17/2007 9:56:15 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: mdittmar

bump


35 posted on 03/17/2007 9:56:39 AM PDT by Lexington Green (Every American killed by a Mexican truck is a homicde committed by our leaders..)
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To: janereinheimer

I have been praying through the night and the morning, for strength, numbers and protection for our patriots/veterans/troops on the scene in Washington, D.C.

May God continue to bless them all.


36 posted on 03/17/2007 9:56:41 AM 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: mdittmar

Looks like a good turnout. Considering that has to be the guard detail at the Lincoln Memorial. I notice from maps at the GOE site, they had a section of the sidewalk *on the Memorial side* of the "parade" route of the Red Diaper Babies, aka ANSWER, I'd expect that is in the nature of a detachment, not the main body of the Good Guys.


37 posted on 03/17/2007 9:58:10 AM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: mdittmar

Thank you for this thread.


38 posted on 03/17/2007 9:59:14 AM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto)
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To: mdittmar

Update on Fox right now.....


39 posted on 03/17/2007 9:59:59 AM PDT by michigander (The Constitution only guarantees the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: BlueOneGolf
PLEASE--Someone--Anyone--Get a picture!

There are thousands of American Flags set up on the National Mall and I imagine it's quite a sight.

40 posted on 03/17/2007 10:00:05 AM PDT by radar101 (I don't have to hire a consultant to develop a conservative image, I am a conservative.Duncan Hunter)
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To: mdittmar

Fox is just saying the war protesters have about 5,000 marchers. Their permit was for 30,000. Heh heh.


41 posted on 03/17/2007 10:00:28 AM PDT by Bahbah (Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: mdittmar

Thank you kindly! :-)
Eagles Up! :*)


42 posted on 03/17/2007 10:01:16 AM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX (Bible Thumper and Proud!))
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To: DollyCali; prairiebreeze; mdittmar

Cutting to the chase here, I think it's time for the stinky commie hippies to start being very afraid.

When I look at the lead photo in this thread, I so love seeing the vets, I could HUG every one of them and yet... they look so crammed in and corraled. I'd like to see them spreading out in fighting formation and kicking some filthy traitor butt.

Yes, God knows this, I also prayed for victory for the righteous patriots of this great Nation.

GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS, PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE!!!


43 posted on 03/17/2007 10:01:17 AM 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: RXSalesman
Here is one of my favorites from Jeff's pictures.


44 posted on 03/17/2007 10:02:49 AM PDT by Bahbah (Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: Bahbah

Just saw that on FOX. There was a mix of some Che placards and Cuban flags among the moonbats


45 posted on 03/17/2007 10:03:25 AM PDT by stratman1969 (CLINTON LIED - 3,000+ DIED)
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To: NickatNite2003

Fox is reporting that the Great Unwashed were only able to turn out about 5,000 of the hard core leftist. No estimate of how many Patriots turned out, but I'd be surprised if it weren't at least that many, maybe somewhat more. Photos show a shoulder to shoulder guard detail at the Wall, and several deep at the Lincoln Memorial detachment.


46 posted on 03/17/2007 10:03:37 AM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: BlueOneGolf

tears in my eyes as I read this. Thank you

I have Kristinn's cell number but hesitated calling as I know he is very busy. I think I might have a couple others.. will check & call them.

thanks for idea.

keep us posted. Imagine it is noisy & getting the phone heard yet alone messages might be tough


47 posted on 03/17/2007 10:03:38 AM 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: prairiebreeze
They may be worried that it wouldn't take much for some real American men to turn anti-war sheehanista pussies into stains on the sidewalk.

LOL. True too.

48 posted on 03/17/2007 10:03:59 AM PDT by Bahbah (Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: Bahbah

Mine too. When I first saw that photo enlarged, it sent chills up my back, LOL.


49 posted on 03/17/2007 10:04:52 AM PDT by RXSalesman
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To: Bahbah

All those flags--that is a beautiful sight! :*)
Gives me hope for America's future!


50 posted on 03/17/2007 10:06:55 AM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX (Bible Thumper and Proud!))
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