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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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1,251 posted on 03/18/2007 11:09:05 AM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: pillut48

LOVE seeing the Patriots...Veterans...Bikers...Military haircuts....LOL....love 'em ALL.. And that beautiful FLAG x hundreds...Long may it wave!!!!!!


1,252 posted on 03/18/2007 11:09:28 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: Jim Robinson
It was great tto meet you at Walter Reed.

Freeping there was a dream come true for me. My sweater not not enough for the cold and snow. brrrrrrr.

1,253 posted on 03/18/2007 11:09:41 AM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: Kaslin

Thanks for the link to Michelle Malkin's blog. Tremendous resource/great reading and pics there. (Thank you, Michelle, for being there for truth!)


1,254 posted on 03/18/2007 11:12:10 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: Riley

"Felt like family, didn't it? And I hate being in crowds."

Hell, I don't feel as good at family reunions as I did yesterday. Might have something to do with the quality of the people at the respective gatherings (NYUK, NYUK, NYUK).

But you're right about the family feeling. I didn't talk a lot with people right out of the blue. But I got the looks and the feeling that people were there by and large for a purpose, and to uphold values, not just to pursue an agenda. Yeah, there was some shouting and taunting from our side. I can't say whether that was prompted or not, but I sure can't blame our veterans for airing their feelings.


1,255 posted on 03/18/2007 11:29:57 AM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: albertanconservative

God bless you in Canada - seeing the truth and standing for what's right. You give me hope for Canada.


1,256 posted on 03/18/2007 11:32:28 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: HollyB

Thanks for the youtube video link....very inspiring to watch.


1,257 posted on 03/18/2007 11:40:53 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: RedEyeJack
I saw no violence but the moonbats saw that a lot of their fellow citizens do NOT agree with them and will not allow the young men fighting for us in SW Asia to be stabbed in the back the way they were in Vietnam.

For that, we have to get the Moonbats in Congress. Congress was the one who cut off funds for the Vietnam war, both for US airpower and for the South Vietnamese armed forces, not the hippies in the streets. The hippies just made it more palatable to the sheeple by making it look like there was a great majority against the war. At least now the CongressCritters know that is not the case. But I think they'll just pretend the GOE never happened, or that the numbers were small enough to ignore, which is the way the MSM reported it.

Congress is now the Center of Gravity of the War on Islamic Jihad.

1,258 posted on 03/18/2007 11:43:25 AM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: Trueblackman

Kevin, I wish I had seen that. I enjoyed meeting up with you again, even in that sticky mud by the stage, but seeing that encounter would have been even better! I'm always a day late and a dollar short.

Thanks for being there. The minute I heard the voice, I just knew it was you. I just couldn't see anyone on the stage from where I was standing.

- Pop


1,259 posted on 03/18/2007 11:47:57 AM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: freema
Thank you for being there and for your report. God bless you and all those who braved the cold and mud to stand before the pro-destroy-America crowd and show them they are NOT going to control this outcome - despite the Soros and other billions being pumped into the anti America effort.

It's been a tears of joy reading of this thread, seeing all the good reports, seeing the pics and the videos, and reading the comments....and your post just sums up all the emotions....I pray this is just the beginning of a movement that will carry forward into the coming months and years.

1,260 posted on 03/18/2007 11:48:48 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: JB in Whitefish

We came thru Missoula in 1960 and I fell in love with it immediately. Always wished I could move there. Someone told me "there are two seasons in Montana--winter and July!"
My then-husband went to the barber shop for a haircut and was very impressed when a fellow came in and asked the barber if he could go hunting. Barber said Soon as I finish this guy. My husband was mighty impressed! Sounded like the ideal life.

We stayed in Great Falls overnight on our way to Alaska in our motorhome in 1995, saw Lewis & Clark sign outside the campground. Visited Great Falls, took a boat trip around Flathead Lake in 1995 on our way to Alaska, stopped in Glacier Park--Montana is indeed very beautiful.

Some friends from church retired out there, built a home in Missoula and absolutely love it. The wife said "If you die first, I'm going back to Newtown." Her husband said "If you die first, I'm staying here--I'm already in Heaven"! Great line!


1,261 posted on 03/18/2007 11:56:16 AM PDT by GoldwaterChick (Never give in, never give in, never, never, never give in. Winston Churchill Oct. 29, 1941)
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To: W04Man

Loved the youtube video. The lady with the bullhorn was terrific!!!! The moonbats couldn't deal with her - finally just turned away from her....they could not defeat her truth!


1,262 posted on 03/18/2007 11:56:54 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: pillut48; Txsleuth; Kathy in Alaska; Mo1; Peach; onyx; ohioWfan; DrDeb; snugs; Wolfstar; ...
Belongs on a newspaper front page ... talk about pithy.
Outstanding .. thank you so much for being there and supporting
our troops. You awesome people .. out there for our beloved America and
fantastic troops. Thank you .. NEVER forget!


1,263 posted on 03/18/2007 12:01:48 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

Did you notice the sign on the You Tube video that read, "The world would be better off if you father had pulled out before the job was done,"?


1,264 posted on 03/18/2007 12:02:29 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Eva

LOL - no I missed that one - gotta go back and look....:-)


1,265 posted on 03/18/2007 12:03:46 PM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: La Enchiladita

Amen..Been tearing up..What a great Gathering!


1,266 posted on 03/18/2007 12:12:00 PM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES.)
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To: STARWISE

This is just terrific..God bless them all!! What a Gathering!


1,267 posted on 03/18/2007 12:14:19 PM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES.)
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To: GoldwaterChick

"We came thru Missoula in 1960 and I fell in love with it immediately. Always wished I could move there. Someone told me "there are two seasons in Montana--winter and July!""

It's ALL true...!!!


[except that there are two seasons in Montana....Winter and "Road Under Destruction"....hee hee]

I've been here for 12 years...reminds me of what Colorado...where I lived for 28 years....USED TO BE like.

And, in all the places I've been, THIS place has the highest per capita serving of GOOD people bar none...!!!


1,268 posted on 03/18/2007 12:19:17 PM PDT by JB in Whitefish
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To: JB in Whitefish

From CBS

Police no longer give official estimates but said privately that perhaps 10,000 to 20,000 anti-war demonstrators marched, with a smaller but still sizable number of counterprotesters also out in force. An hour into the three-hour Pentagon rally, with the temperature near freezing, protesters had peeled away to a point where fewer than 1,000 were left.


1,269 posted on 03/18/2007 12:22:52 PM PDT by pitinkie (revenge will be sweet)
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To: STARWISE

GREAT sign!!! So TRUE.


1,270 posted on 03/18/2007 12:26:11 PM PDT by NordP (I know why Hollywood is concerned about global warming...heat destroys plastic. (Thanks Ann!))
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To: pillut48

bttt


1,271 posted on 03/18/2007 12:30:58 PM PDT by battleax
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To: pitinkie

I have not had the news on much yesterday and today but what I heard seemed to "feature" the anti war protesters..No surprise there. Pictures don't lie..The Gathering was spread out all across the area to protect and it was awesome to see these photos and read the reports.

THANK YOU to all who attended.


1,272 posted on 03/18/2007 12:32:56 PM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES.)
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To: MEG33

Hugs, Meg. I saved one of the photos to my profile page .... talk about tearing up.

:^)


1,273 posted on 03/18/2007 12:40:11 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: Drango

The NPR piece is the hand of the Clinton campaign at work. Recall that earlier in the week Hillary gace a speech that was far from being anti war.

The beast has determined she must seek the middle ground Her minions at NPR are following her direct order.


1,274 posted on 03/18/2007 12:44:36 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P.)
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To: albertanconservative; You Dirty Rats; XJarhead

I was very moved by your impression of yesterday's events and was absolutely flabbergasted to read you are only 19! Young man, you have acquired more wisdom in your 19 years than, I would even be afraid to guess, a good many adults in this country. Beginning with the protesters yesterday. To say nothing of your ability to express yourself extremely well, your kindness of spirit and your appreciation for life. I would say you are an Honorary Yank! (But much better educated than many, many, many!) :)
Unfortunately.

I would be proud to have you for a son; in fact, in reading your Home Page, find my 2 sons, (both Freepers)have interests very similar to yours. I'm sure your parents are very proud of you. I know your comments are appreciated by everyone reading here and I look forward to reading future comments and posts. Hopefully you will be a Government leader someday; you certainly have the talent.

As an admirer of Ronald Reagan you will greatly enjoy a new biography of his life which I am reading, "The Crusader". A winner. Given to me, incidentally, by one of my sons. It is just fantastic, begins with his early life, and a real eye-opener.


1,275 posted on 03/18/2007 12:46:40 PM PDT by GoldwaterChick (Never give in, never give in, never, never, never give in. Winston Churchill Oct. 29, 1941)
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To: albertanconservative; You Dirty Rats; XJarhead

I was very moved by your impression of yesterday's events and was absolutely flabbergasted to read you are only 19! Young man, you have acquired more wisdom in your 19 years than, I would even be afraid to guess, a good many adults in this country. Beginning with the protesters yesterday. To say nothing of your ability to express yourself extremely well, your kindness of spirit and your appreciation for life. I would say you are an Honorary Yank! (But much better educated than many, many, many!) :)
Unfortunately.

I would be proud to have you for a son; in fact, in reading your Home Page, find my 2 sons, (both Freepers)have interests very similar to yours. I'm sure your parents are very proud of you. I know your comments are appreciated by everyone reading here and I look forward to reading future comments and posts. Hopefully you will be a Government leader someday; you certainly have the talent.

As an admirer of Ronald Reagan you will greatly enjoy a new biography of his life which I am reading, "The Crusader". A winner. Given to me, incidentally, by one of my sons. It is just fantastic, begins with his early life, and a real eye-opener.

I hit the back button too soon--not sure if this posted. Hope it's not a duplicate!


1,276 posted on 03/18/2007 12:47:39 PM PDT by GoldwaterChick (Never give in, never give in, never, never, never give in. Winston Churchill Oct. 29, 1941)
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To: pitinkie

THANKS FOR THE UPDATE




"DISHONORABLE MENTION" GOES TO.....


"Hippy Drum & Bugle Corps"


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwzybbbyFHg&mode=related&search=


1,277 posted on 03/18/2007 12:50:34 PM PDT by JB in Whitefish
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To: USMCPOP; Reily

"Crossing the bridge toward the Pentagon, the marchers met another group of about 50 counterdemonstrators by the Arlington Cemetery, one holding a sign that said: “Go to hell traitors. You dishonor our dead on hallowed ground.”"

If you look at the original map of our designated permit areas, there is one across the bridge, on the other side of the river from the Lincoln Memorial. The sentence in question seems to refer to this area on the Arlington Cemetery side of the river.

To me, this means we collectively occupied all the designated ground. These guys crossed the river to provide harassment to the Moonbats.


1,278 posted on 03/18/2007 12:53:48 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P.)
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To: Chgogal
ping for later reading.

I had planned to attend the Gathering of Eagles, but on MOnday evening I was admitted into the hospital and had to undergo an emergency gall bladder operation. Just got out of the hospital on Thursday night and travel was out of the question.

Well done for all who participated.

1,279 posted on 03/18/2007 12:54:13 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear.. on this good earth... I bid you stand! Men of the West!)
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To: JB in Whitefish

LOL...so useless they are!


1,280 posted on 03/18/2007 12:55:10 PM PDT by pitinkie (revenge will be sweet)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt; tgslTakoma

Ping to TgslTakoma, the lady with the bullhorn!!


1,281 posted on 03/18/2007 12:59:12 PM PDT by W04Man (Bush2004 Grassroots Campaign We Did It! NOW.... PLEASE CONTINUE ON TO VICTORY!)
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To: mdittmar; All

WHY THE EAGLES GATHERED...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmjsRrG_F3g&mode=related&search=


1,282 posted on 03/18/2007 1:00:16 PM PDT by JB in Whitefish
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To: mware

You're excused! been there done that, no fun...


1,283 posted on 03/18/2007 1:00:30 PM PDT by W04Man (Bush2004 Grassroots Campaign We Did It! NOW.... PLEASE CONTINUE ON TO VICTORY!)
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To: pillut48
"war supporter"? ......

The epithet, the slur, was common.

When I answered yes several times I was immediately asked if I supported killing people. Another yes brought gasps and clucking. The naivete is terminal. They won't ever understand that war is all about breaking things and killing the enemy.
1,284 posted on 03/18/2007 1:04:07 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P.)
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To: mware
So sorry to hear about your emergency surgery. I'll pray for a quick and complete recovery. I couldn't go this time either. Next time nothing will stop me. Our fellow Freepers and all of the Gathering Eagles did the country proud.
1,285 posted on 03/18/2007 1:06:05 PM PDT by Chgogal (Vote Al Qaeda. Vote Democrat.)
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To: pitinkie

What WAS that guy with the srpoingy hair WEARING...???

a. Hare Krishna hand me downs

b. Ronald McDonald's underwear

c. prison jump suit

d. Emergency Rescue Komando Klown outfit


1,286 posted on 03/18/2007 1:06:09 PM PDT by JB in Whitefish
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To: Bahbah; eeevil conservative; HonestConservative; holdonnow; sono; rodguy911; cibco; ...

ping


1,287 posted on 03/18/2007 1:16:39 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Stop Global Dhimming. Demand testicular fortitude from the hill. Call the crusade.)
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To: radioproducer

ping


1,288 posted on 03/18/2007 1:16:58 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Stop Global Dhimming. Demand testicular fortitude from the hill. Call the crusade.)
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To: mware

Hope you are feeling better, and prayers for quick, uncomplicated healing! {{{{{{{{{{Gentle Hugs}}}}}}}


1,289 posted on 03/18/2007 1:17:20 PM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX (Bible Thumper and Proud!))
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To: AliVeritas

Bookmark


1,290 posted on 03/18/2007 1:17:50 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Stop Global Dhimming. Demand testicular fortitude from the hill. Call the crusade.)
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To: Yankee

I can only say George would be glad to know that someone is making a stab at enjoying life as much as he does. :)


1,291 posted on 03/18/2007 1:18:50 PM PDT by GoldwaterChick (Never give in, never give in, never, never, never give in. Winston Churchill Oct. 29, 1941)
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To: JB in Whitefish

I counted two American flags in that whole crowd there, but a million yellow signs (how appropriate)--if the rest of the crowd was like that, how can they truly call themselves Americans and troop-supporters?? :-(

I'm guessing the few other American flags there were being flown upside down in protest. Feh. >:-(


1,292 posted on 03/18/2007 1:21:04 PM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX (Bible Thumper and Proud!))
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To: Mustng959

LOVE you guys!! Thank you for STANDING IN THE BREECH! I'm sure yesterday will live forever in your memories of outstanding days. Meet any FReepers?


1,293 posted on 03/18/2007 1:22:01 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: mware

Oh, my dear. I am so sorry this happened and so glad you are home recovering.


1,294 posted on 03/18/2007 1:22:55 PM PDT by Bahbah (Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: bert

How will they feel when the enemy is at the door??? Will they invite them in for tea and biscuits while their heads are being cut off???

I just don't get these people. I really don't. Even my 6 year old says, "Mom, if the troops don't kill the bad guys they will get us here all over America!" How hard is that to figure out?


1,295 posted on 03/18/2007 1:23:20 PM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX (Bible Thumper and Proud!))
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I've heard men of my generation question why the Vietnam vets have not come into the American Legion and the VFW--and now I can understand why.

My biggest disappointment over my car being frozen over and not being able to meet the bus full of veterans which I was honored to join, was missing out on exactly what you have described. Thank you for your post.


1,296 posted on 03/18/2007 1:24:28 PM PDT by GoldwaterChick (Never give in, never give in, never, never, never give in. Winston Churchill Oct. 29, 1941)
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To: Bahbah
Well, I have off all this week coming up. So I might get to spend extra time on the Internet.
1,297 posted on 03/18/2007 1:27:13 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear.. on this good earth... I bid you stand! Men of the West!)
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To: pillut48

Why did I only get little red x's on Post 1163?


1,298 posted on 03/18/2007 1:36:05 PM PDT by GoldwaterChick (Never give in, never give in, never, never, never give in. Winston Churchill Oct. 29, 1941)
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To: mware

Get well soon Mware!


1,299 posted on 03/18/2007 1:36:57 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (The greatest danger to our troops is the Congress of the United States.)
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To: GoldwaterChick

Not sure! A picture is showing up on my browser...I use Mozilla Firefox.


1,300 posted on 03/18/2007 1:44:52 PM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX (Bible Thumper and Proud!))
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