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Victory in New Jersey
AAR | April 28,2008 | Hilaryrhymeswithrich

Posted on 04/28/2008 10:43:59 AM PDT by hilaryrhymeswithrich

Victory in New Jersey

In solidarity with our friends in Berkeley , on Sunday, April 27th, The Gathering of Eagles told Susie Benjamin and her friends from Code Pink that they were not welcome in New Jersey . What a great day for Eagles and Freepers!


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: aar; bandofmothers; berkeley; codepink; gatheringofeagles; goe; pequannock; pomptonplains; regencyhouse
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Victory in New Jersey

In solidarity with our friends in Berkeley , on Sunday, April 27th, The Gathering of Eagles told Susie Benjamin and her friends from Code Pink that they were not welcome in New Jersey . What a great day for Eagles!

Susie slinked into sleepy little Northern New Jersey , certain she could defile our state without comment. Imagine the surprise when “Peacers” came down Route 23 and discovered it lined with American flags and patriots there standing up for our troops! The first sign that greeted them? “Code Pink is not welcome in New Jersey !”

Eagles began arriving at 10 am, in advance of the luncheon, from all over the state of New Jersey and from New York , Connecticut , Virginia and Bev Perlson, from the Band of Mothers, came all the way from Chicago ! In all, we were more than 30 strong.

As each car entered the parking lot to the hotel hosting the luncheon, Eagles were there to stand up for our troops. While organizers of the lunch claimed 250 guests, unless the cars passing us were clown cars holding a few dozen each, their numbers were no where near this…in fact, it was a rather pathetic turnout for them.

Code Pink’s actual feelings about free speech for all except themselves, came within the first 15 minutes of their typically late arrival with a call to the police to remove the Eagles from the PUBLIC street in front of the hotel.

The Eagles had been on the street for almost two hours before the Pinkos actually arrived and were without incident or disturbance. Arriving cars were not delayed one single second and no entrance was impeded. They wanted us removed simply because they did not want us to exercise our free speech….despite the platitudes they claimed when a few of them scurried up the driveway to harass us.

Three police cars arrived and, after confirming that the Eagles were legally entitled to be there and were causing no disruption and merely exercising free speech, the police bid us a friendly good-bye, much to the dismay of the “Peace” advocates.

While the police were initially assessing the situation, Susie Benjamin came down the driveway to chat with the Eagles. While I can not read her twisted little mind, I can only assume she chose that timeframe for one of two reasons (or possibly both) 1) She is so intimidated by us she needs police nearby or she is too chicken to talk 2) She hoped to provoke a situation with the police there to create a problem.

As to the second, she is unable to ruffle Eagle feathers for even a moment. Among the highlights of the day was Susie’s interaction with Bev Perlson. Bev, fluent in Susie doublespeak, did not put up with one moment of her cloying, nauseating hippispeak. We all know the disgusting, tacky and tasteless methods that Code Pink uses to get their message out when the cameras are rolling and they have numbers behind them. In a gaggle of 3 with only one of our cameras rolling, Susie attempts to be a rational, calm and a warm and fuzzy mother earth communicator. What she can not fail to hide, however, is her inherent hatred for our country or her own contempt for any and all who do not agree with her. She can not make any Eagle forget that she and her minions sent $600K to the insurgents to embolden the enemy and harm our men and women in the military. No Eagle will forget, while she pastes a sickening smile on her face, that she advocates the murder of our soldiers.

Bev, in her usual direct and passionate voice, stood solidly with our troops and did not give Susie one inch of wiggle room. Susie, in contrast, was a bundle of contradicting statements and nauseating “peacespeak” that was heavy on flowery language and light on substance. The baloney detector was in such overload that an 11 year old watching the exchange turned to me and said, “Mom, Susie is trying to pretend like she is a calm nice person…but the words coming out of her mouth are so hateful, she can’t hid who she really is.” That is one smart kid if I do say so myself.

When it was clear to Susie that Bev had her number and was going to stick to facts and use Susie’s own history of heinous and ugly public remarks, Susie slinked down the street in an effort to engage other Eagles. Again, she failed to bait a single Eagle despite her use of made up statistics and truly outrageous accusations. Her frustration level was palpable and she and her minions were clearly losing composure. They finally gave up, consistently drowned out by the steady stream of honks directed at the Eagles, and returned to the lunch to consume tofurkey or some other Vegan delicacy.

Other highlights? We were all heartened and frankly a bit surprised at the honks, salutes and thumbs up that came our way…this is the People’s Republic of New Jersey after all. There were literally hundreds and hundreds of supportive toots that came our way in the course of the 5 hours we held the corner….not one minute went by the entire time without a steady stream. It was especially enjoyable to know that every honk on the horn was heard inside the building and was surely a pinch of salt on the open sore that is Code Pink and its useful idiots and friends.

Three local papers covered the event and again, to the dismay of those inside, they spent more time outside with us than inside with them.

The most meaningful moment came when a car pulled over onto the shoulder in front of us and rolled down his window. Bracing for a heckling hippie, we were all touched to meet an Iraqi War Veteran, literally just returning home with his sack in the backseat of his car. He drew Bev over to his window and thanked her, and the rest of the Eagles, for coming out to stand against the insurgency at home, and supporting our troops. His thanks made the entire day worth it all.

Video of the day will be forthcoming.

Thanks to Carolyn for organizing a brilliant event. Thanks to all of the Eagles who came from all over the Country to let Susie know she is not welcome in my state.

And thank you, most of all, to that young soldier who stopped to thank us. You, sir, are why Eagles soar.

Because I am techno-troubled, I do not know how to post pics directly, but here is a link for some shots:

http://s219.photobucket.com/albums/cc293/SassySuz_photo/VICTORY%20in%20Pompton%20Plains%20NJ%20-%20AAR/?albumview=link&special_track=nav_album_album

1 posted on 04/28/2008 10:44:00 AM PDT by hilaryrhymeswithrich
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To: hilaryrhymeswithrich
I'll get some for ya Joisey Girl......
2 posted on 04/28/2008 10:57:05 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

3 posted on 04/28/2008 10:58:34 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

4 posted on 04/28/2008 11:00:24 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

You know that Regency Hotel is the one where Mohammed Atta stayed at for almost 6 months while planning 9/11?

Great bit of protesting.


5 posted on 04/28/2008 11:01:37 AM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: JerseyHighlander

really?..didn’t know that I know the area, but didn’t know that


6 posted on 04/28/2008 11:04:15 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

That’s rocking!

As usual, I’m dejected that I did not make the extra effort to be there.

Thank you for confirming that I’m not alone behind enemy lines here in New Jersey!


7 posted on 04/28/2008 11:07:39 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: JerseyHighlander; hilaryrhymeswithrich

How the heck did I miss this????? I even drove down rt 23 yesterday around 3:30 to take my daughter to (gag) Chucky Cheeses. But I had to continue down 23 for some errands....ARRRRGGGGGHHH!!!!!!

FYI. I read somewhere that the 9/11 Atta-terrorists stayed at the hotel behind Izumi’s restaurant. Maybe they stayed at both.

HRWR - please keep me posted of any future activites like this in my area, would have definetely been there.


8 posted on 04/28/2008 11:09:42 AM PDT by trappedinnj (Missing Something)
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To: Doogle

9 posted on 04/28/2008 11:11:11 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: hilaryrhymeswithrich

Wow. Some good stuff coming from Jersey, for a change. ;^)


10 posted on 04/28/2008 11:13:43 AM PDT by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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To: Incorrigible

..not my photos, just helping hilaryrhymeswithrich set some pics..(I missed it too)


11 posted on 04/28/2008 11:13:56 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

Boy...that kid is one handsome boy...(cough, cough...yep..that’s my boy...)


12 posted on 04/28/2008 11:16:31 AM PDT by hilaryrhymeswithrich (Gathering of Eagles....its our turn.....)
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To: Doogle

13 posted on 04/28/2008 11:17:28 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: trappedinnj

will do trapped...I did post it on the NJ forum a couple of weeks ago...in the future I will make sure to ping you...it was more fun than it should be!


14 posted on 04/28/2008 11:18:47 AM PDT by hilaryrhymeswithrich (Gathering of Eagles....its our turn.....)
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To: trappedinnj

will do trapped...I did post it on the NJ forum a couple of weeks ago...in the future I will make sure to ping you...it was more fun than it should be!


15 posted on 04/28/2008 11:18:47 AM PDT by hilaryrhymeswithrich (Gathering of Eagles....its our turn.....)
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To: hilaryrhymeswithrich

shudda posted in the news/activism threads with tiny vanity..*smiles*..I wudda met ya..*LOL*


16 posted on 04/28/2008 11:24:16 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: hilaryrhymeswithrich

Nice job, all. Thanks for showing the colors and facing down the hippie hoard. The smell alone must have been daunting.


17 posted on 04/28/2008 11:24:23 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Kill the terrorists, secure the borders, and give me back my freedom.)
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To: hilaryrhymeswithrich

Nice work and thanks for the post. It’s great to read some good news from Jersey.


18 posted on 04/28/2008 11:24:49 AM PDT by DogBarkTree (The correct word isn't "immigrant" when what they are doing is "invading".)
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To: Doogle

No one can ever accuse me of being internet/posty saavy, that’s for sure!


19 posted on 04/28/2008 11:26:31 AM PDT by hilaryrhymeswithrich (Gathering of Eagles....its our turn.....)
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To: hilaryrhymeswithrich

Bless you all.


20 posted on 04/28/2008 11:27:01 AM PDT by bmwcyle (I always rely on God and Guns in that order)
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To: hilaryrhymeswithrich; BufordP; trooprally

Hooray for our side will done!

Trooprally & BufordP - (((PINNNNG)))


21 posted on 04/28/2008 11:34:59 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine's brother (Democrat, a synonym for Traitor)
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To: 1 Olgoat; 103198; 10Ring; 11Bush; 1stbn27; 2ndClassCitizen; 2SterlingConservatives; 2yearlurker; ...

DC Chapter pingness.


22 posted on 04/28/2008 11:38:42 AM PDT by BufordP (Had Mexicans flown planes into the World Trade Center, Jorge Bush would have surrendered.)
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To: hilaryrhymeswithrich

Those are some nice signs!

You must be friends with a printer!


23 posted on 04/28/2008 11:56:36 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Incorrigible

Yeah....I know a guy who knows a guy...and that guy is totally modest too!


24 posted on 04/28/2008 11:57:50 AM PDT by hilaryrhymeswithrich (Gathering of Eagles....its our turn.....)
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To: BillF

You should see this! Wow!!


25 posted on 04/28/2008 12:22:33 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (The best argument against democracy is a 5-minute conversation with the average voter. --WChurchill)
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To: hilaryrhymeswithrich; Doogle
Awesome!!

26 posted on 04/28/2008 12:24:35 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (The best argument against democracy is a 5-minute conversation with the average voter. --WChurchill)
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To: hilaryrhymeswithrich

I’m so glad that this happened in my home state of NJ. Wish I could have been there. What town on Rte 23 was this in?

This is not the easiest state to live in with Corslime bulking up the state government and looking at new and different ways to shaft it to us with toll hikes, sales tax increases and anything else that will drive voters and businesses from NJ.


27 posted on 04/28/2008 12:26:02 PM PDT by kevinm13 (The Main Stream Media is dead! Rush the Vote. Operation Chaos rules.)
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To: kevinm13

Kevin, the endless honks would have warmed your heart...and the thumbs up...and the salutes! Maybe one or two flipp offs (not counting the classy luncheon guests of course) and literally hundreds of shows of support.

It was in Pompton Plains....


28 posted on 04/28/2008 12:34:31 PM PDT by hilaryrhymeswithrich (Gathering of Eagles....its our turn.....)
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To: hilaryrhymeswithrich

Next time there’s a gathering in NJ, I’d like to participate! Great photos. Great job. Thanks!!


29 posted on 04/28/2008 12:35:55 PM PDT by tropical
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To: tropical

I will add you to my ping list and have no doubt we will see an opportunity soon! Will be great to have you!


30 posted on 04/28/2008 12:37:20 PM PDT by hilaryrhymeswithrich (Gathering of Eagles....its our turn.....)
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To: All

Love those signs you guys had for the protest....
I hope you got positive input from people~


31 posted on 04/28/2008 1:15:14 PM PDT by Poetgal26 (God bless the US Military and our vets! (RIP Sgt Matthew Maupin))
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To: hilaryrhymeswithrich

Congrats on another successful Freep! Route 23 is my old neck of the woods. I would have loved to have been there!


32 posted on 04/28/2008 1:24:34 PM PDT by Tatze (I'm in a state of taglinelessness!)
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33 posted on 04/28/2008 2:01:58 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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To: hilaryrhymeswithrich

Way to go, Jersey!


34 posted on 04/28/2008 2:39:55 PM PDT by TBP
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To: hilaryrhymeswithrich

Great job everyone. Fantastic.


35 posted on 04/28/2008 4:07:15 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (Fire the CIA and hire the Free Clinic, someone who knows how to stop leaks.)
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To: hilaryrhymeswithrich

BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for being there!


36 posted on 04/28/2008 4:38:18 PM PDT by tgslTakoma
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Iraq war supporters (GOE) picket peace group (Code Pinko)

37 posted on 04/28/2008 6:24:34 PM PDT by Coleus (Abortion and Physician-assisted Murder (aka-Euthanasia), Don't Democrats just kill ya?)
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To: hilaryrhymeswithrich

Thanks all. And a special message to Col Ann Wright. Thank you too for your service.


38 posted on 04/28/2008 6:42:45 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Coleus

That headline alone is a switch from the normal. Code Pink, peace group, harrassed by pro-war protestors, would be the normal headline.


39 posted on 04/28/2008 6:49:28 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: hilaryrhymeswithrich

Outstanding job! Thank you all! Code Stinkos didn’t have a chance in NJ! :)


40 posted on 04/28/2008 6:58:30 PM PDT by RockerMom2MyHero (Fight the Good Fight - Keep the Spirit alive!)
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To: Doogle

Nice pictures - the cops look pretty amused. This is the first time I wish I hadn’t left N.J. - I would have enjoyed spending the day there.


41 posted on 04/28/2008 8:53:52 PM PDT by sig226 (Real power is not the ability to destroy an enemy. It is the willingness to do it.)
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To: hilaryrhymeswithrich
I thought that was one of you kids when I saw that picture.

I remember meeting them in New York.

Great job by you and the GOE and Bev and her group and everyone else!

42 posted on 04/28/2008 9:51:11 PM PDT by Syncro
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To: hilaryrhymeswithrich

Great job. You guys were reluctantly featured in one of the lib newsrags in the Democratic People’s Republic of NJ today.


43 posted on 04/28/2008 9:56:47 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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Absolutely fabulous job, NJ FReepers! I love the creative — and informative — signs, and the commie “hammer & sickle” Code Pink logo. Kudos to all who participated!


44 posted on 04/28/2008 10:36:46 PM PDT by nutmeg (Obama supporters: Drink the Kool-Aid? Yes we can!)
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To: hilaryrhymeswithrich

BTTT


45 posted on 04/28/2008 11:58:54 PM PDT by Deetes (God Bless the Troops)
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To: hilaryrhymeswithrich

“It was in Pompton Plains”

Right near my town. Too bad I missed it.


46 posted on 04/29/2008 8:07:54 AM PDT by ScottfromNJ
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To: hilaryrhymeswithrich

Well done to all of you! Wish I could have been there.


47 posted on 04/29/2008 8:13:04 AM PDT by Antoninus (Just a typical white guy.)
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