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To: USMC Brat; All
Sorry Brat, forgot to ping you to this thread.

I just got this in email this morning:


Contact: Doug Lyvere (415) 309 -2510 or

Red, White and Blue Rolls Over Berkeley

Eagles Up Leads Effort to Show Support for 'Lightning Rod" Marine Office

BERKELEY- Grassroots group Eagles Up will muster Saturday in Berkeley to pushback against the anti-American antics of the City of Berkeley and its anti-military minions, while showing overwhelming support for U.S. Marines.

Hundreds of patriots on motorcycles are expected to roar into town from around the western United States, while other true Americans roll into Berkeley to stand with the bikers at the Marine Recruiting center on Shattuck Avenue.

"We expect a massive crowd to send a message to the city of Berkeley, Code Pink and any other anti-military group that Americans are sick and tired of their hateful, dangerous behavior," said Doug Lyvere, Eagles Up (website: organizer.

Melanie Morgan, popular radio personality and chairwoman of Move America Forward (website: and Catherine Moy, MAF's executive director, will address the crowd assembled Saturday to show support for the Marine Corps officer selection office that "peace" protesters have attacked. Move America Forward is the nation's largest pro-troop organization and has been on the frontlines against the anti-war crowds harassing our Marines in Berkeley.

"We encourage all American patriots to stand with Eagles Up and the Marines," Morgan said. "I hope to see Move America Forward's supporters at the muster to show our love and support for our troops."

Eagles Up led a march last week in the nation's Capitol to counter demonstrations planned by antiwar groups.

Radical group Code Pink has protested at the Marines office since at least October, when MAF first staged a counter-protest. On January 29th, the Berkeley City Council gave Code Pink a free regular event permit, sound permit and reserved parking for their protests. The City Council also called the Marines "uninvited" "Intruders" and has refused to apologize for the slander.

The mayor has expressed a willingness to extend similar rights to other organizations, but only for recurring protests of the Marine office. Move America Forward's request for similar rights to protest the city council were denied, and EaglesUp is paying for the permits for Saturday's events.

Many patriotic motorcycle groups are expected to attend and stage formal rides to and from the event, which will feature speakers at noon.

WHO: EaglesUp, Patriot Guard, MAF's Melanie Morgan, Catherine Moy, and an assembled crowd

WHAT: A patriotic rally with prominent speakers

WHEN: This Saturday 3/22/08 with a crowd starting to form around 10 a.m. and speakers at noon

WHERE: the Marine officer selection office at 64 Shattuck Square in Berkeley

WHY: to support the Marines and their right to operate in Berkeley  -  Where there is no offense, there is no effect.
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary;  they shall walk, and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31)

17 posted on 03/21/2008 8:19:43 AM PDT by Syncro
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To: All
Email received this morning from Move America Forward:

From: "Move America Forward" <>
To: Syncro
Sent: Friday, March 21, 2008 7:19 AM
Subject: Anti-War Protestors Close Another Recruiting Center

  It's the kind of scene you'd expect to see in a foreign land where there was great hostility towards America, but instead it actually happened right here in the United States:  a military office is forced to close its doors - security personnel stationed at the gated entrance - to protect the facility from angry demonstrators.

  On Wednesday, militant anti-war radicals managed to close the Marine Recruiting Office in Berkeley, CA yet again... it's happened so many times that we've lost count of the number of days that the office has been forced to shut down in the face of anti-military protests.

  ABC-San Francisco covered the story, and they included the response by Move America Forward's Melanie Morgan.  Melanie explained that MAF has made the strategic decision to avoid large pro-troop events in front of the beleaguered recruiting office, because we don't wish to add to the chaos or cause further disruption to the important work of the recruiters there.
  Instead, we at Move America Forward will continue to focus our street demonstrations outside the offices of the Berkeley City Council, who called upon citizens to "impede" the work of military recruiters - a resolution that they have refused to rescind.
You can help us keep up our pushback, including the airing of this television ad that's been on the airwaves nationwide:

When I watched the interview in the ABC link above, it seemed to convey that MAF would not counter-protest when the anti-American crazies stage an event in front of a Military Recruiting Office in order to not incense the mentally deficient crazies to more foaming at the mouth spewing.

I do believe the office could be normally closed on Saturdays, but I don't know.

If it is open, the rally tomorrow should make it easier for people to go in and enlist.

This is one of several offices in the Bay Area, and sometimes it is closed on a normal business day as the recruiters are at another office.

19 posted on 03/21/2008 8:53:36 AM PDT by Syncro
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To: Syncro; Drango
Thanks for the PING, Syncro.

The Berkeley City Council is only charitable toward groups protesting the Marine OSO. Troop Support groups are out of the question in their biased anti-war/anti-military approach.

Out of curiosity, what is the cost of the permits in Berkeley? Can you insert a "Pay Pal" button for donations in this thread? It might generate funding from supporters who can't be there.

I'm thrilled to know that some of our MCL members plan to be there. There will also be some bikers who learned of the Rally from the sign posted in our store window. Watch for MO tags. :)

Take lots of pictures! Wish I could be there to stand with all of you, and I'll be there in spirit.

Defenders Of Freedom

23 posted on 03/21/2008 10:13:32 AM PDT by USMC Brat (Set the example.)
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To: Syncro; The Spirit Of Allegiance

Due to family obligations (and it is blessing not burden), I will be unable to attend today. But know this event in Berkeley today has been prayed for in the FR thread below and in my personal prayer times since Doug sent out the first email several weeks ago. With the action in Berkeley especially in mind the Lord had me post a new prayer this mornig. In addition, throughout the day I will continue to cover this in worship and prayer from the homefront. By the way, I also had the privilege of meeting Captain Lund back in October when a friend and I went behind Code Pink lines and without wasting our time engaging them, we simply took gifts into the recruiting station. As only God could have set it up (and in direct answer to my friends’ prayers) one of the SF television news crews was filming an interview with Lund and then covered our delivery of the gifts on the nightly news showing the Marines DO have supporters! Lund is a great man and the article he wrote the following week superbly written. He and his family are in my prayers as well.

Are You Called to Provide Worship & Prayer Cover For Those Who Support Our Troops & Our Military;page=207#207

May God’s presence be a mighty covering there today. Can’t wait to hear how it goes!

God bless America. God bless our troops. God bless those who support them!

42 posted on 03/22/2008 8:45:25 AM PDT by eaglesnest1 (there has always been a price for freedom and we are GRATEFUL to those who sacrifice so much for us)
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