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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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To: mylife

200-300 tops.


701 posted on 03/17/2007 1:08:47 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Riley

Thanks for being there for those of us that could not make it!!!!.......


702 posted on 03/17/2007 1:09:04 PM PDT by GitmoSailor (Cold War Veteran===Beware of the Ides of Marx=Fairness Doctrine,3rd party,Slow Bleed+Hillary.)
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To: mylife

What a bunch of turds.


703 posted on 03/17/2007 1:09:08 PM PDT by ChicagoConservative27
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To: RWCC

Have they figured out how to NOT file in protest and still get EIC???


704 posted on 03/17/2007 1:09:28 PM PDT by Cheapskate ( Celebrate Sept.8 as Pajamatag , the day the pajamahadeem busted Dan Rather!!)
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To: Jet Jaguar

I tend to agree


705 posted on 03/17/2007 1:09:32 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar of the Masses Could be Farts)
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To: BlueOneGolf

Many of the commies did walk the gauntlet.


706 posted on 03/17/2007 1:09:34 PM PDT by OwenKellogg
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To: All; OwenKellogg
It looks like ANSWER is being bused home.

The monuments are safe. WELL DONE GATHERING OF EAGLES!

Thank you all for your service!

God Bless!
707 posted on 03/17/2007 1:09:37 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

We has their assets out numbered in some cases 5-1, equally my butt!


708 posted on 03/17/2007 1:09:55 PM PDT by Trueblackman (Terrorism and Liberalism never sleep and neither do I)
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To: Yankee

I hope you aren't driving anywhere :).


709 posted on 03/17/2007 1:09:57 PM PDT by cgk
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To: OwenKellogg

Thank you, Owen.

A blessed St. Patrick's Day to you.


710 posted on 03/17/2007 1:10:27 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: Yankee

Free Cuba.


711 posted on 03/17/2007 1:10:31 PM PDT by fatima (Shut up Murtha)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

hey, dont sugar coat it. Tell us how you really feel.. ;0)


712 posted on 03/17/2007 1:10:33 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar of the Masses Could be Farts)
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To: ShandaLear

????.....some moonbat did....but between GOE....hadn't heard anything...just a few scuffles....attitude adjustments,nothing major. I was going to say ..you'd have to be absoulutely stupid to try something....but then I thought about who I was talking about...*tsk tsk*

Doogle


713 posted on 03/17/2007 1:10:38 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: GitmoSailor

Thanks for being there for those of us that could not make it!!!!.......

Needs repeating! :) Ditto and AMEN!
714 posted on 03/17/2007 1:10:57 PM PDT by cgk
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To: All

GOD BLESS THE EAGLES AND ALL THE PATRIOTS, FROM ONE VET TO ALL OF YOU......

GOD BLESS, LOVE Y'ALL


715 posted on 03/17/2007 1:11:06 PM PDT by JarhedAirmanPatriot (Oohrah, Semper Fi and God Bless Our Troops)
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To: mylife

They all came in on the short buses.


716 posted on 03/17/2007 1:11:15 PM PDT by HonestConservative (Bauer wears Mark Levin pajamas/Drive the fight to the right! ( http://gohunter08.com ))
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To: cgk

Not really drinking.......yet. ;)


717 posted on 03/17/2007 1:11:17 PM PDT by Yankee
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To: rodguy911

I'm going to jump in with an "I was there post."

The crowd was positivelyt amazing. There were literally thousands of good guys there in knots of ten ot twelve. They were mostly military and they were in full voice.

There was a bottleneck to the Wall, there were two or three very long and 4 or 5 deeop lines to pass the metal detectors to get in. You can be assured that given the mood of the morning, any one who tried to destroy the good feelings, camaraderie and deface the wall would have been crucified on the spot.

All the sidewalks and paths anywhere near the Lincoln Memorial were packed.

We had permits for the inner circle of the lincoln Memorial. It was solid and 4 or 5 deep on street level and many many more on an elevated wall behind them. There were still more in the grass behind all that. The marchers were presented with jeers and chants from a literal stack of people all the way round the arc of the Lincoln Memorial.


I chose to cross the street to another of our permitted areeas, area "D" on the map. The curb was occupied by lots of press potographers waiting with good vantage to get the start of the prade. I wanted to be sure we occupied the area.

I unlimbered my sign and flag and stood on the curb. Soon,
I was joined by a vet from Colorado and several others. A group of students, perhaps seven or so realized that it was a good place and joined me. They were from American Conservative Student Union. I was pleased to meet their president. They were loving it because..... there were no barricades. The moonbats passed by at arms length and received the full, almost face to face derision.

Alas, I missed seeing many FReepers. I saw a total of about 10. We were literally swallowed up in the crowd. It was truly great experience....in spite of the ankle deep mud, the wind and the cold.


718 posted on 03/17/2007 1:11:30 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P.)
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To: mdittmar

What if they gave a revolution and no one came?


719 posted on 03/17/2007 1:11:49 PM PDT by Lexington Green (Every American killed by a Mexican truck is a homicde committed by our leaders..)
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To: ChicagoConservative27
Fox was saying 1,000 to 2,500 moonbats?

Heck, we had more people than that waiting to get into the gun show this morning.

720 posted on 03/17/2007 1:11:50 PM PDT by Ben Hecks
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To: mylife

LOL. I'm just glad all the Eagles are safe.


721 posted on 03/17/2007 1:11:58 PM PDT by ChicagoConservative27
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To: La Enchiladita
It's nice to know that the patriots out number the moonbats about 3 or 4 to 1.
722 posted on 03/17/2007 1:12:30 PM PDT by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: Calpernia
It looks like ANSWER is being bused home.

You can tell from the short buses?

723 posted on 03/17/2007 1:12:37 PM PDT by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: mylife

Yep. Got it all done in one trip.


724 posted on 03/17/2007 1:13:31 PM PDT by HonestConservative (Bauer wears Mark Levin pajamas/Drive the fight to the right! ( http://gohunter08.com ))
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To: bert

Good report. I brought a bunch of that mud home with me. :-)


725 posted on 03/17/2007 1:13:31 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: mylife

I couldn't believe how fast CSPAN cut the aftermath coverage when every semi large group they tried to show broke up into a few people. Looked like an event that had been over for an hour.


726 posted on 03/17/2007 1:13:34 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: La Enchiladita

LOL! You just made my heart skip a beat. that's all!


727 posted on 03/17/2007 1:13:35 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: Trueblackman

Thank you for being there for those of us who got zapped by the weather. It must have been a very heartwarming experience. There are some fantastic photos on this thread and also http://jxs2151-blogspot.com another plug for "Jeff". Can't help it--he did an amazing job.

The weirdos have broken up and as usual left trash strewn all over. They expect someone else to pick up after them--what else is new.

C-spam coverage of the usual suspects was pretty funny--you can't make this stuff up.

Hope someone sends photos of all the flags. The shot at Memorial Bridge (?) is just great.


728 posted on 03/17/2007 1:13:38 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: OwenKellogg
Aw c'mon. You gotta give us a better description than that! Where was this sidewalk? What were their comments? What'd they think of all the vets and Patriots showing up to hose their Commie Death March?

Man I wish I could've been there!


729 posted on 03/17/2007 1:14:15 PM PDT by BlueOneGolf (The 2nd Amendment...America's ORIGINAL Homeland Security! http://www.ar15.com)
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To: michigander

Fox said that the Commie Code Pinkos had only 2000 marchers. They said that the Pro Troop Rally had just as many or even more! Yes!

No wonder the MSM is distorting the coverage.


730 posted on 03/17/2007 1:14:24 PM PDT by jonrick46
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To: HonestConservative

Caution Moonbat Crossing

731 posted on 03/17/2007 1:14:26 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar of the Masses Could be Farts)
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To: Jet Jaguar
Our church gets more people at a spaghetti dinner.
732 posted on 03/17/2007 1:14:32 PM PDT by 11x62
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To: Yankee

I don't hide from commies, I confront them like the 19 year old today, gave me his warcrimes sign after our debate and just left.


733 posted on 03/17/2007 1:14:34 PM PDT by Trueblackman (Terrorism and Liberalism never sleep and neither do I)
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To: Hoodlum91

Remarkable post here, guess there is not much question about who to call when the s... hits the fan.


734 posted on 03/17/2007 1:14:40 PM PDT by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: Riley

Excellent, very encouraging. Thanks.


735 posted on 03/17/2007 1:14:40 PM PDT by California Patriot
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To: michigander

If it's pretty equal, that's outstanding.

Thank God for Fox News.

Appreciate your response. I'm encouraged.


736 posted on 03/17/2007 1:15:33 PM PDT by California Patriot
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To: GoldwaterChick
The weirdos have broken up and as usual left trash strewn all over. They expect someone else to pick up after them--what else is new.

I saw one of our side picking up trash and taking care of it. Except for the mud, our areas as far as I could see, were neat as a pin. Nice to be among adults.

737 posted on 03/17/2007 1:16:30 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: cgk

Ditto that for me!!!


738 posted on 03/17/2007 1:16:56 PM PDT by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: GitmoSailor
Just got back home from the event. Was surprised at the large size of the pro-America crowd. We didn't have an area big enough to congregate so there were pockets of Patriots in several places. I was part of the tunnel of Patriots that the communists had to walk thru to reach their big party. After a few hours of this I walked around and although the communists were in one fair sized group beside the Lincoln Memorial, there were Patriots (Eagles) all over walking around. Mostly guys, but I was happy to see a good deal of women and some young ones on our side. It became colder as the day wore on, I got there around 1100 and left around 1500.
739 posted on 03/17/2007 1:16:57 PM PDT by razzle
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To: Bahbah; Txsleuth; Mo1; mystery-ak; ohioWfan; DollyCali; onyx; Fudd Fan; SnarlinCubBear; ...
In case y'all missed it, this video from Feb. 22 is the

Gathering of Eagles Press Conference at the National Press Club with our own Kristinn, describing the anti-American's plans for this rally and their history, with scenes from ANSWER at rallies, and their obnoxious leaders.

It starts out with a live traffic report, but just wait that out.

Kristinn- Gathering of Eagles Press Conference

GO EAGLES!! THANK YOU, KRISTINN. WOO HOO, JIM ROB + GANG!! We're with you .. all the way! God bless our awesome troops!

Also, in case some of you missed this: please sign the Town Hall petition .. and see the petition from our troops on the ground, legally petitioning Congress to refrain from their seditious plans to pull out or defund their efforts.

Military sign here:

Appeal for Courage - from our incredible troops

Civilians sign here:

TownHall.Com - NO Surrender Petition

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

From Perish The Thought Blog (takes a few secs to load)

3:14 ..... Getting down to the meat of things now .... An anti-war spokeswoman is at the mic ...... someone's step-mother ..... Melida Arredondo .... Gold Star Families .... no jacket. Layered in sweaters, though. Talking about citizenship for soldiers ... how flag represents the blood of gold star families .... now talking about breast-feeding .... These folks are nutso. Now it's undocumented immigrants. Uh huh. Invites everyone to walk the halls of congress ----- poof.

Carlos Arrendondo is now speaking for Gold Star Families ... lost his son in Iraq ... cameras cut to hillside -- it is empty. Protesters have left the area ... a few remain in front of podium .... he's referring to the Constitution -- not sure what he is saying ....

World Can't Wait! rep rattles off a list of topics .... war, katrina, peace, etc., with call for impeachment .... condemns all Democrat candidates (even Hillary) .... calls for more protests and resistence .... warns we ain't seen nothin' yet (close) when troops refuse to fight blah blah blah .... crowd is getting weak .... signs can't be THAT heavy, can they?

Older lady at the mic .... demanding apology from Bush for something .... offers a list of other demands .... Efia Nwangaza from "Not in Our Name" --- where the hell do they find these people?????

A.N.S.W.E.R. coord ..... thanks those who remain for facing the cold .... Brian Becker. Camera is scanning the crowd .... some weirdos .... claim to fame: they're being broadcast live on C-Span and Arabian TV (spelling offered later).

Mahdi Bray is back at the mic ..... must have been some cancellations. Boring. Quotes words from an old song .... "I don't wanna be right" .... Guess what? You ain't right, brother.

Gonna surf and find out what is going on in the real world.

3:32: announcement ... someone lost his wallet .... I bet.

A very loud woman is shouting into the mic .... something about imperialists .... denouncing the war .... wearing a headband .... ears have to be frozen. Leah Obias of JusticeNotWar in Philippines .... It has to be warmer in the Philippines. Why is she on that podium freezing her buns off? No one can understand her. The crowd is leaving .... Talk about getting a cold shoulder. (snicker)

I bet I'm the only one blogging this flop.

Good. Someone needs to watch this. After all ------- C-SPAN thought it important enough to broadcast live. I'm sure the Eagle Gathering is more eventful. And it is definitely better attended!!!

How embarrassing for ANSWER et al.

Now someone from Haiti. Bet he hates being up there in that cold weather .... just said it was 80 degrees when he left home this morning. Ben Depuy. Former Ambassador .... not sure to what or whom. He's not wearing shorts, so he's probably not an actor from one of those blue water commercials. And he's having trouble with his words. White scraggley beard .... shades .... ball cap ... talking about money Bush pledged to his country -- now quoting Chavez. So let Chavez fund his country. Bastard.

Chuck Kauffman ... Nicaragua Network Co-Cordinator. What the heck --- did they have more cancellations? No wonder the crowd is leaving.

So am I.

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From Jeff's Blog

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Gathering of Eagles Site

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740 posted on 03/17/2007 1:17:15 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: Yankee

A gathering of idiots. Screaming into the microphone. Apparently unaware that those things actually amplify sound. I liked the way one of them teared up about the guy being detained 100 yards away. And their last "speaker' who wiped her chin after she spoke.


741 posted on 03/17/2007 1:17:48 PM PDT by Sue Perkick (...what I was born to do, don't have to think it through.....)
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To: Trueblackman

Our thanks and gratitude to each and every one of you wonderful patriots that stood and conquered the "enemy within" this day!


742 posted on 03/17/2007 1:18:41 PM PDT by Kate_Malloy
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To: Riley

When we had our rally in crawford, the freepers left the site spotless


743 posted on 03/17/2007 1:18:45 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar of the Masses Could be Farts)
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To: Sue Perkick

"And their last "speaker' who wiped her chin after she spoke."

Funny, I didn't see Bill Clinton in the crowd.


744 posted on 03/17/2007 1:19:51 PM PDT by Yankee
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To: jonrick46; All

Fox said that the Commie Code Pinkos had only 2000 marchers




My son and all the soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan will be overjoyed to hear this....I want to thank everyone who took part in this today on behalf of my hubby and son....they deserve now less.


745 posted on 03/17/2007 1:20:21 PM PDT by mystery-ak (My Son, My Soldier, My Hero........God Speed Jonathan......)
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To: Yankee

Badda ba Bomp!


746 posted on 03/17/2007 1:20:27 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar of the Masses Could be Farts)
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To: Trueblackman

"We has their assets out numbered in some cases 5-1, equally my butt!"

If you count the thoughts of the ones like me who didn't manage to make the trip, make that a da** million to one, brother.


747 posted on 03/17/2007 1:21:44 PM PDT by Unrepentant VN Vet (.....still here on the butt end of the spear.)
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To: mystery-ak; All

Cspam caller just gave Cspam hell for not covering the GOEs!

She was a lefty, too.


748 posted on 03/17/2007 1:22:18 PM PDT by HonestConservative (Bauer wears Mark Levin pajamas/Drive the fight to the right! ( http://gohunter08.com ))
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To: mystery-ak; All

Cspam caller just gave Cspam hell for not covering the GOEs!

She was a lefty, too.


749 posted on 03/17/2007 1:22:45 PM PDT by HonestConservative (Bauer wears Mark Levin pajamas/Drive the fight to the right! ( http://gohunter08.com ))
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To: nicotinefiend

Please thank your son for his service!


750 posted on 03/17/2007 1:22:56 PM PDT by xmission (Dont isn't a strategy, Freedom isn't Free, Dems encourage our enemy,)
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