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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: mdittmar

I was feeling so sad because I was supposed to be there--Mother Nature intervened--but these marvelous photos help to make up for it.

I can only say if I were on the other side just the sight of those veterans would make me think twice very rapidly--I'd be running in the opposite direction!!

Fox News has had some great shots and estimate that rather than the "hundreds of thousands" there are probably 6,000!!

EAGLES UP!


51 posted on 03/17/2007 10:07:02 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: BlueOneGolf

Great report


52 posted on 03/17/2007 10:07:17 AM PDT by Kaslin (In war, there are two exit strategies. One is called victory. The other is called defeat.)
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To: mdittmar

Bump


53 posted on 03/17/2007 10:12:07 AM PDT by Tuba Guy ('I was lucky.' - Hillary Clinton on her corrupt cattle futures scam)
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To: mdittmar

THANKS for the thread!!!


54 posted on 03/17/2007 10:12:57 AM PDT by Txsleuth (I don't know who I am voting for yet...just window shopping.)
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To: mdittmar

There are basketball games on TV...


55 posted on 03/17/2007 10:13:05 AM PDT by dakine
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To: Bahbah

MSNBC lady said, that the crowd was much smaller than expected....but the day is NOT over yet! LOL

She also made excuses for the low crowd by talking about the bad weather and so many who wanted to be there couldn't get there. HA

I didn't see anything on MSNBC about the patriot counter protest, but FNC has been doing a good job of reporting both sides. Fair and balanced, you know!


56 posted on 03/17/2007 10:16:17 AM PDT by Laverne
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To: dakine
There are basketball games on TV

Yes, and a Anna Nicole update, and a comment about Paris Hilton's hair--But if anyone tuned into those things gets their head out of their butt, your future is happening in the cold of DC.

57 posted on 03/17/2007 10:17:00 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: radar101
Some pics from onsite thanks to Jeff's Blog

This what the Commies are seeing...a GROUNDSWELL OF PATRIOTS!!
BTW...DON'T PISS OFF THE BIKERS!!


58 posted on 03/17/2007 10:17:28 AM PDT by BlueOneGolf (The 2nd Amendment...America's ORIGINAL Homeland Security! http://www.ar15.com)
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To: Tuba Guy

tried calling albion wilde & gunsareOK & neither answered. I imagine it is difficult to get thru.. I have a few more numbers I might try.

I am leaving here about 2 ish..unless I call & make it later..


59 posted on 03/17/2007 10:17:45 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: BlueOneGolf

THANK YOU

who is Jeff BTW?
60 posted on 03/17/2007 10:18:42 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: radar101

"...your future is happening in the cold of DC."


Congress is home for the weekend...


61 posted on 03/17/2007 10:19:00 AM PDT by dakine
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To: mdittmar

marking my place here with thanks mdittmar for the thread. Our guys have been in my prayers all week - I am so proud - Reagan proud.


62 posted on 03/17/2007 10:19:07 AM PDT by daybreakcoming
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To: El Gato
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,

I'll bet that some of our people are getting mixed in to that count and they don't even have that many!

63 posted on 03/17/2007 10:19:08 AM PDT by Elyse (I refuse to feed the crocodile.)
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To: mdittmar

bump!


64 posted on 03/17/2007 10:19:21 AM PDT by SouthTexas (Man made global warming is a man made LIE!)
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To: El Gato

Top O' the St. Patrick' Day mornin' to you El Gato!!!


I read an article that said that the weather is keeping the ANTI-wimps away!!! LOL

Yeah...I was figuring as much.

Very proud of Rolling Thunder and the other groups for representing SO well yet again.

God Bless them all out at the Gathering of Eagles!


65 posted on 03/17/2007 10:19:51 AM PDT by Txsleuth (I don't know who I am voting for yet...just window shopping.)
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To: BlueOneGolf
INCREDIBLY BITCHIN'PICS--THANK YOU!
66 posted on 03/17/2007 10:19:53 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: El Gato

From what i've been told, there are
about 5K patriots who showed up for
the GoE, but that they are spread out
over at least 3 different
monuments/locations, but now that the
march has started, and the sites
protected, they are moving to
designated areas along the march route.

There is something to consider...at
the end of the march, at the Pentagon,
the DefeatTraitors, plan to hold
3 hours of speevches and such from
their celebrity cootie leaders.

So there may be a bigger turn
out for the anti-americans, when
joined by those that weren't
committed enough to do the march
as well.


67 posted on 03/17/2007 10:20:26 AM PDT by NickatNite2003 (From the Man from Hope" to the wife who snarls "Abandon All Hope!")
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To: mdittmar

Crowds gather to denounce, support war

POSTED: 12:45 p.m. EDT, March 17, 2007

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hundreds of anti-war demonstrators and supporters of the U.S. policy in Iraq shouted at each other Saturday from opposite sides of a street bordering the National Mall as protesters formed a march to the Pentagon to denounce a war entering its fifth year.

The anti-war group carried signs saying "U.S. Out of Iraq Now," "Stop Iraq War, No Iran War, Impeach" and "Illegal Combat." The other side carried signs saying "Peace Through Strength," "al Qaeda Appeasers On Parade" and "We Are At War, Liberals Root For the Enemy."


68 posted on 03/17/2007 10:20:28 AM PDT by michigander (The Constitution only guarantees the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: mdittmar

FReeping from work today. That photo is awesome!


69 posted on 03/17/2007 10:21:41 AM PDT by rockrr (Never argue with a man who buys ammo in bulk...)
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To: Kaslin

Just called Kristinn & told him about the same Fox News report. They look GREAT and make America PROUD!
But brrrrr... they gotta be cold. TRUE COURAGE & HONOUR!


70 posted on 03/17/2007 10:22:24 AM PDT by Serafinos
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To: Laverne

Thanks for the MSNBC report, Laverne...

So far, Fox has mentioned the "counter protest" a couple of times...wish they would actually say "Gathering of Eagles" though.


71 posted on 03/17/2007 10:22:41 AM PDT by Txsleuth (I don't know who I am voting for yet...just window shopping.)
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To: DollyCali

The cops mmay have cut off cell
service, if they think that there
are those who'd use their cell
phones to coordinate illegal
activities.


72 posted on 03/17/2007 10:23:07 AM PDT by NickatNite2003 (From the Man from Hope" to the wife who snarls "Abandon All Hope!")
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To: NickatNite2003

they can do that? geeze I didn't know that.


73 posted on 03/17/2007 10:24:42 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: mdittmar

Those who refuse to support and defend a state have no claim to protection by that state.
Killing an anarchist or a pacifist should not be defined as "murder" in a legalistic sense.
The offense against the state, if any, should be "Using deadly weapons inside city limits," or "Creating a traffic hazard," or "Endangering bystanders," or other misdemeanor.

LAZARUS LONG


74 posted on 03/17/2007 10:25:39 AM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto)
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To: BlueOneGolf

Awesome pics, thank you!!!!


75 posted on 03/17/2007 10:26:17 AM PDT by Ros42
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To: BlueOneGolf

Thanks for the live action report.


76 posted on 03/17/2007 10:26:32 AM PDT by XR7
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To: Jewels1091; All
Maps of the permit areas

Metro Stops closest to the area


77 posted on 03/17/2007 10:27:28 AM PDT by Kaslin (In war, there are two exit strategies. One is called victory. The other is called defeat.)
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To: Serafinos

how the heck did you get thru to K?

I tried both numbers & no answer & mailbox full..


78 posted on 03/17/2007 10:29:10 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: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

I like the way you (Lazarus?) think


79 posted on 03/17/2007 10:30:18 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: mdittmar
Stay warm singing out there on St. Patrick's Day.....

The world famous FReeper's St. Patrick's Day ballad, by DFU:

The Ballad of Mike Moran
(listen to the original - free mp3 download)

80 posted on 03/17/2007 10:32:14 AM PDT by XR7
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To: BlueOneGolf

Thanks for posting these pictures.

I'm double celebrating this weekend...

1. My son, a Marine, came back home from Iraq, Tuesday morning!!

2. Seeing all these Patriots in DC standing up to the creeps!!


81 posted on 03/17/2007 10:32:38 AM PDT by nicotinefiend (Proud and Relieved Mom)
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To: Serafinos

Catherine Herridge just reported a few minutes ago that 222 of the moonbats were arrested last night for misbehaving


82 posted on 03/17/2007 10:32:48 AM PDT by Kaslin (In war, there are two exit strategies. One is called victory. The other is called defeat.)
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To: DollyCali

I'm not sure if they've done
it in the US yet, but they have
in France, the UK and other
countries to deal with large
groups of soccer hooligans
who were coordinating strret
battles between rival groups.
France i *think* was using the
tactics during their riots,
as the street "kids" were
using them to coordinate
their attacks, and avoidance
of the gendarmes.


83 posted on 03/17/2007 10:32:53 AM PDT by NickatNite2003 (From the Man from Hope" to the wife who snarls "Abandon All Hope!")
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To: BlueOneGolf

This one looks like a Civil War battle scene.

Come to think of it, it is. The Reds, with yellow sign (perfect color for the Cut and Run crowd), against ranks of Patriots with American flags. Looks like our side is about to flank the Traitors.

84 posted on 03/17/2007 10:33:19 AM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: DollyCali; You Dirty Rats

http:/jxs2151.blogspot.com

Jeff is there and is taking photos with his cell phone and posting them. Fantastic shot about 12:30 of a patriotic Eagle!

Wish we could get all these threads coordinated.


85 posted on 03/17/2007 10:34:45 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: mdittmar; GoldwaterChick; El Gato; DollyCali; All
ONSITE REPORT FROM KRISTINN:

Patriots were spread in three different areas; Constitution Gardens, Lincoln Memorial and at the Wall. He reports Constitution Gardens is rated to hold 10,000 and they had the place FILLED! Don't know if that means they were spread out or packed in though so the Patriots easily had a few thousand for the rally presentation.

The crowd has dispersed to occupy the three FReep locations along the Commie Death March route to the Pentagon and I imagine they will be giving the Moonbats an earfull.

Consider this: nothing like this has ever happened before. The commies have never seen a sizeable opposition to their anti-victory protests now or during Vietnam. That all changed today and I'm not quite sure how they'll react now that the sleeping giant has been awakened.

Kristinn also reports that even during the sleet there wer about 60 FReepers at Walter Reed last night. Keep an eye out for that AAR

EAGLES AND FREEPERS UP!!!


86 posted on 03/17/2007 10:37:17 AM PDT by BlueOneGolf (The 2nd Amendment...America's ORIGINAL Homeland Security! http://www.ar15.com)
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To: nicotinefiend

"My son, a Marine, came back from Iraq, Tuesday morning"

Congratulations! Please give your son a hug for everyone of us, tell him we owe him more than we can ever repay for his service and that of his buddies. Hope he is enjoying these photos.

I can see your smile from here!!! A few tears there, too.

God Bless all our troops and our veterans. They are standing tall at the Wall today!


87 posted on 03/17/2007 10:38:30 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: El Gato

Another great photo. Let's see, I see one American flag over there.


88 posted on 03/17/2007 10:40:01 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: NickatNite2003
The reporter said that the cops seemed to be particularly nervous for this protest.

They shouldn't be. A lot of those GOE guys look like they could do crowd control all by themselves.

89 posted on 03/17/2007 10:40:36 AM PDT by hsalaw
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To: michigander
"I'm not sure I'm in support of the war," said William "Skip" Publicover of Charleston, South Carolina, who was a swift boat gunner in Vietnam and lost two friends whose names are etched on the memorial's wall.

These are the comments of one person at the Gathering of Eagles location. CNN calls it a counterdemonstration. A "news" channel would of course want to be fair and balanced. Did I say news? /s

90 posted on 03/17/2007 10:41:05 AM PDT by Freee-dame
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To: BlueOneGolf

Great pix. Thanks for posting.


91 posted on 03/17/2007 10:41:39 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Sandy Berger/Richard Armitage '08 - the press-free invisible man ticket)
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To: BlueOneGolf

Thank you for the report! Glad you/he got thru to each other.

Funny looking at the crowd & color in the one pix.. the noonbats colors are full of 'fun' rainbow/clown appearance, aren't they?

Nice for a 4 year old's birthday party!

Our colors represent our values.. Red/white/blue


92 posted on 03/17/2007 10:41:55 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: BlueOneGolf; Angelwood

Thank you !! And God bless you, Angelwood and all who are there. These colors don't run BUMP!


93 posted on 03/17/2007 10:42:34 AM 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: DollyCali
"how the heck did you get thru to K? I tried both numbers & no answer & mailbox full."

I ran into the same problem so I sent him a TEXT. I also asked FReeper Angelwood to have him call me.

I would dearly love to have seen the looks and the Commies faces when they saw all the Patriots and bikers HeHeHe!


94 posted on 03/17/2007 10:43:22 AM PDT by BlueOneGolf (The 2nd Amendment...America's ORIGINAL Homeland Security! http://www.ar15.com)
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To: BlueOneGolf
nothing like this has ever happened before. The commies have never seen a sizeable opposition to their anti-victory protests now or during Vietnam. That all changed today....

This is what has me so thrilled about this. We just let them take over last time, not realizing (at least I certainly didn't) what the affect would be. That is a lesson well learned and obviously not forgotten.

95 posted on 03/17/2007 10:45:43 AM PDT by Bahbah (Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: BlueOneGolf

Hallelujah!! :-)
Yay, Patriots!
Yay, FReepers!
WTG!!!


96 posted on 03/17/2007 10:46:17 AM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX (Bible Thumper and Proud!))
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To: STARWISE
I'm sitting here with a bad leg and can't make it to the demonstration. However, I think I have my wife and daughter persuaded to join the Walter Reed party on Friday.

My prayers are out there that there be no unnecessary violence, and the antiwar movement not try this again. This isn't 1971.
97 posted on 03/17/2007 10:47:00 AM PDT by GAB-1955 (being dragged, kicking and screaming, into the Kingdom of Heaven....)
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To: hsalaw; All

All notations for this should be under the headline:

"The Day Everything Changed: America Strikes Back!"

Let's throw some liberal hyperbole right back at them...


98 posted on 03/17/2007 10:47:08 AM PDT by tcrlaf (VOTE DEM! You'll Look GREAT In A Burqa!)
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To: BlueOneGolf

thanks.. LIke everything else in my life I am behind times. My phone doesn't text.. very basic.

good idea!

Yes, I wanted so much to be there. I had 5 gig of memory cards & 12 sets of batteries for my digital camera ready to go.

BTW.. I have tried to get the live stream on CSpan (I know, I know) but it is better than nothing..

there is just someone talking. WOnder if they decided to drop the coverage?

I am NOT a strong techie so might be doing something wrong. Is there any LIVE feed at all? (I dont have cable)


99 posted on 03/17/2007 10:47:16 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: GoldwaterChick; Jim Robinson; 1COUNTER-MORTER-68; 1stbn27; 31M20RedDevil; ...
Gathering of Eagles at the Wall, March 17, 2007

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Welcome Home

100 posted on 03/17/2007 10:47:55 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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