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Still Basking in the Afterglow at Walter Reed
3/27/2007 | PleaDeal

Posted on 03/27/2007 8:01:55 PM PDT by PleaDeal

-- Walter Reed FReep Week #101 With No Let Up In Sight!

Washington, DC, March 23, 2007-- A very happy crowd gathered tonight to celebrate our heroes and continue our opposition to the Hate America First crowd waaaaaay down the block. Code Pink showed up in larger than usual numbers (13) most likely due to their humiliation at the hands of the patriots who joined the Gathering Of Eagles last weekend on the Mall. We had 25 patriots that filled all 4 corners at the gate quite nicely!

First, an update from the Gathering of Eagles.

Ty and Spit Shield

FReeper TFroatz had not one, but 2 potentially health-threatening encounters with rabid moonbats at the rally!

The WaPo posted this video showing a deranged hippie spitting on TFroatz! It happens about 1:50 minutes into the video. Unfortunately for our Fearless FReeper, he was not protected by the "Spit Shield" at the time due to it's faulty construction. (oops! my bad...)

The most horrific attack came while the cameras weren't rolling.

TFroatz was trying to talk to two moonbats when one of them became completely unhinged and bit him in the arm! He gives his report in this video.

It should be noted that at NO TIME did TFroatz react with the violence that these idiots so richly deserved.

Hats off to a real gentleman!

Our Flags
For once the flags aren't whipping in a furious freezing wind!

The FReepers and FRiends who gathered tonight were still basking in the glow of the Gathering of Eagles success! We all related stories of meeting some fantastic people and hearing heart wrenching and heartwarming stories from Vietnam, Korean, and even WWII veterans. These strong souls had traveled from far and wide to show that they would not allow anyone to desecrate the memorials constructed to honor their brethren who had fought and died for this great country. The passion and determination of thousands of patriots to show the anti-war, anti-American left that they won't go unopposed in trying to turn the GWOT into another Vietnam defeat was still being felt a week later.

For those of you who have been following all the posts on FreeRepublic but may not have seen some of the excellent reporting on FReeper's blogs, here are a few notables:

Flock of FReepers
Blogger FReepersTom the RedHunter and Citizen SMASH with Fraxinus, Army reporter Phil Kiver and new FRiend Lurker Mark*.
MOAB Setup
Walking the assembled MOAB out to the street.
Phil K2
Phil K1
A special guest joined us tonight. Author Phil Kiver (182 Days in Iraq, Word Association Publishers, 2006) hung out with us and talked about his fund raising efforts for Fisher House. He's currently organizing a $1,000 per plate dinner on Fisher Island off the coast of Miami on May 5th. If anyone's interested in attending the event, ... uh ...can I borrow some money? Just kidding!
Using the skills he learned as an Army Reporter, the intrepid journalist couldn't pass up a chance for an up-close-and-personal encounter with "The Enemy".
Tormenting Comrade Bruce
Olfactory-sensitive Comrade Bruce tries to shoo away the pesky Patriot.
Mad Marge
"Mad Marge"
Pink Riding Hood
Little Pink Riding Hood and the Dim Bulbs

Phil was talking with a Pinko who claimed to be a Vet when Comrade Bruce rudely interrupted the conversation to complain about Phil's cigar smoke. Phil said later that he would have put the offensive stogie out but he objected to Bruce's hostile manner.

Large Marge became inhospitable to FReeperMedia's attempt to digitally record the scene. She told the photographer "That's enough pictures. You need to go back up to your own area!" Well!

The photographer went across the street and snapped off a dozen more pics with the "bright" flash. Heh.

Pinko Line

Code Pink has said that it is no longer involved in the Walter Reed "vigils", yet this is on their official website for the GoE weekend.

Friday, March 16, 6-9pm, Walter Reed Vigil. CODEPINK continues its two-year long campaign outside the army hospital calling for funding to support the troops' wellbeing, not continuation of the war.

And, as the pictures show, they are still participating!

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Bob and Dave
Bob and Spc. David
Craig and Fans
Craig (in the car) is surrounded by attentive Female FReepers Hoodlum91, Taco Mamma and VAFlagWaver.
Troop supporter Bob drives down from Niagara Falls every 3-4 weeks and takes a couple of wounded warriors out to dinner or wherever they want to go. Tonight he decided to stop by with his dinner guests and say "hello". Bob's dedication to the wounded heroes prompted us to say THANK YOU!!
Police report
D.C. Police taking report.
One dark spot in an otherwise bright evening was the theft of a pair of license plates from a FReeper's car. It's well known that Walter Reed sits in the midst of a pretty rough neighborhood, but this brazen act took us by surprise.
SW Corner
Lurkers George & Ethel* along with Fraxinus and Hoodlum91 manning the SW Corner.
tgslTakoma, Citizen SMASH, BillF and Danang68 frame a couple of neighborhood kids who wanted to wave flags with us (and eat pizza ;)

the Buses
The buses filled with wounded warriors and family coming back from
the weekly Fran O'Brien's dinner as seen through
Ethel* and Fraxinus.

The whole list of FReepers & FRiends in attendance last Friday (If I missed anyone - please let me know!): Al & Mary from MD*, Billf, Bill from MD*, Cindy-True-Supporter, Citizen SMASH, Danang68, Fraxinus, George & Ethel*, Hoodlum91, Jimmy Valentine's Brother, Just A Nobody, Kristinn, Mark from MD*, PleaDeal, Taco Mamma, TFroatz, tgslTakoma, Tom the Redhunter, VAFlagWaver. Special guests Bob from NY and his dinner guests Craig and David, along with author Phil Kiver.

You can see the whole collection of pics from the night here.

We'll be back out at Walter Reed Friday night, March 30th, from 6:30 until at least 9:30 at the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Elder Street, NW in Washington, D.C.

The wounded warriors inside the hospital are heartened by the sight of ordinary citizens cheering for them and displaying our thanks for the service and sacrifice they've made on our behalf.

A couple hours this Friday night is very little to give compared to what they've contributed!

WR Entrance

If you can't get to D.C. to join us but would like to do something for the wounded, you can find a wealth of ideas by FReepmailing Albion Wilde, Cindy-True-Supporter, VAFlagwaver or PleaDeal.

Keeping the BIG LIST: All DC Chapter Walter Reed FReeps - c/o BufordP.

little flag

TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Foreign Affairs; US: District of Columbia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: codepink; gatheringofeagles; troopsupport; walterreed
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1 posted on 03/27/2007 8:01:58 PM PDT by PleaDeal
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To: 2ndClassCitizen; 3D-JOY; Albion Wilde; ALlRightAllTheTime; AlwaysFree; Angelwood; Apple Blossom; ...

Ping to WR #101

2 posted on 03/27/2007 8:03:30 PM PDT by PleaDeal (concretebob in '08!)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; abenaki; AGreatPer; Alamo-Girl; Allegra; ALWAYSWELDING; ...

Ping to Walter Reed FReep #101

Please FReepmail me if you would like on/off this list.

3 posted on 03/27/2007 8:05:12 PM PDT by PleaDeal (concretebob in '08!)
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To: PleaDeal

Human bites can be dangerous....I would file assault charges.

4 posted on 03/27/2007 8:05:13 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (We need a troop surge in New Orleans and Philly!)
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To: PleaDeal

Great report! BTTT for America's finest and FR's finest!

5 posted on 03/27/2007 8:10:00 PM PDT by PGalt
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6 posted on 03/27/2007 8:11:10 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: PleaDeal
Great report...thanks!

BTW, that is not Hoodlum 91, that is nina0113.

7 posted on 03/27/2007 8:19:26 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: PleaDeal

Great job on the report.

Looks like a warmer than usual night!

8 posted on 03/27/2007 8:20:35 PM PDT by Apple Blossom (...around here, city hall is something of a between meals snack.)
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To: PleaDeal

Nice to see you ping Tonk,Bump.

9 posted on 03/27/2007 8:22:53 PM PDT by fatima (Shut up Murtha)
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To: PleaDeal

Thank you all.

10 posted on 03/27/2007 8:29:28 PM PDT by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served, to keep us free.)
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To: PleaDeal

Cheers to all. Great job.

11 posted on 03/27/2007 8:30:43 PM PDT by mojo114
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To: PleaDeal

Thanks for the colorful, inspiring coverage. Speaking of the Code Pinko Hags, it seems WaPo's Michael "The troops should support the people" Arkin was hurt when I wrote him and called the peace demonstration just prior to the GOE "a freak show." (How did I know he was probably in with them?) In addition to the usual creepy gang, it was photos of the pink females that made me think of freaks. I'm pleased they are deserting Walter Reed. They can negatively affect recuperation.

12 posted on 03/27/2007 8:35:42 PM PDT by SisBoombah
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To: PleaDeal; All

Wow..You all are terrific and so is this thread..Thank you all for Being There for our troops and their families.

13 posted on 03/27/2007 8:38:25 PM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES.)
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To: PleaDeal

Phil was a riot at the January couter protest. Out of no where on the bull horn he tells one marcher, "You need a haircut" as they guys losing it in rage.

14 posted on 03/27/2007 8:38:55 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (What's the difference between the CIA and the Free Clinic? The Free Clinic knows how to stop leaks.)
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To: PleaDeal

I'll second the "TFroatz is a real gentleman" sentiment. :)

15 posted on 03/27/2007 8:40:46 PM PDT by ilovew ("Sure I am of this, that you have only to endure to conquer." --Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: PleaDeal

We're all proud of you.


16 posted on 03/27/2007 9:06:01 PM PDT by Redbob
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17 posted on 03/27/2007 9:06:02 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: PleaDeal

Atta-Boy!!! - Atta-Girl!!! WR Patriots!!!

18 posted on 03/27/2007 9:16:08 PM PDT by Diver Dave
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Thanks for all you and your band of patriots are doing for the troops.

Well done BUMP.

19 posted on 03/27/2007 9:41:39 PM PDT by ForGod'sSake (ABCNNBCBS: An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly.)
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To: PleaDeal

Another good write up and photos! Thanks for pinging PleaDeal!

20 posted on 03/27/2007 10:40:57 PM PDT by potlatch ("People will forget what you said, what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel.")
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