Skip to comments.Walter Reed FReep 205 - March 20, 2009 - A Trip to The Zoo
Posted on 03/25/2009 6:22:28 PM PDT by Tom the Redhunter
Those of us who've done this for several years, and attended many of the rallies and counterprotests in Washington DC or elsewhere have become used to the inanity of the commies, Pinkos, and other assorted lefties. We forget I think how it is for newcomers who've never seen them.
A few times at some of the downtown FReeps I've observed people who are obviously tourists who'd accidentally stumbled upon a leftie protest march. Their deer-in-the-headlights gives them away, as they're obviously perplexed as to what they've come upon. FReepers are a little more used to this as even those who've never had the displeasure of running into Pinkos have seen pictures and read the commentary, but even so you'll never forget your first run in with them.
Honor Roll of Attendees
Local regulars were your author Tom the Redhunter, Cindy-True-Supporter, Lurker Bill, RonGKirby, Mr Trooprally, GunsAreOK, JoyJoyfromNJ, and Pascquale. Jimmy Valentine's Brother stopped by very briefly but as he was fighting a cold couldn't stay but to drop off some flags.
There were several Special Guest Freepers who came from afar to join us. They had come into town for Saturday's FReep counterprotesting ANSWER near the Pentagon but since they were there were good enough to join us. The dynamic duo father and son team YorkTown Patriot and Darth Yorktown came from... guess where. From farther were Veeram and RL Morel from Massachusetts. FReeper FLid "former liberal" came from South Carolina, which like Massachusetts is quite a hike.
YorkTown Patriot and ... apologies but I'm not sure.
Finally, we had a special special guest appearance from PrezUSA, who as you may know is now in the U.S. Army and in a few months will be off to Iraq! He will be in our prayers.
Calling Out the Commies
Most of the time we regulars don't bother the Pinkos much, because we've seen and heard their schtick so many times that frankly it's boring. But newcomers usually like to go down and pay them a visit, and the group in town for Saturday's FReep at the Pentagon was no exception. Think of it as kind of like...a trip to the zoo.
FLid, the dynamic duo from where we won the Revolution, Veeram and myself headed down to visit the Pinkos. At this point I could have just about told them what would happen, but why spoil their fun.
Our FReepers tried to engage the Pinkos in debate while I mostly stood on the sidelines and watched. After all this was their show, so I figured let them have the fun.
The FReepers tried to engage the Pinkos in debate and conversation and they mostly ignored us. We were not rude or abusive, but asked honest if forthright questions. Their leader, Bruce, flat out told us "were not here for discussion." When they did talk it was to push the party line that they were not there to protest the war but to raise awareness as to the needs of the soldiers inside and how more money was needed for their care... right.
What a load of bullcrap.
Message to Pinkos, Commies, and other assorted nutjobs on the left: If you're going to protest a war have the decency to say so. Don't hide behind the lie that you're there to get money for warrior care.
Some of the sad Pinkos before we paid them a visit.
What It's All About
Here is the troop bus, bringing our wounded warriors and their families back from a fine dinner somewhere in Washington
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DC Chapter Ping
Weather is getting a little warmer. Hope some of you warm weather troop supporters start coming out.
FYI: Flid = Flib
That's what you get for writing names down in the dark. :-))
It was an honor to stand with this fine group of freedom loving Americans at WRMC Friday night and at Arlington Circle Saturday.
Yorktownpatriot and Darthyorktown
Thanks Tom...glad to see you are there representing all of us!
Especially the war on the American people!
That’s the one.
It was a pleasure and honor to have you with us!
Great report. I thought you all would like to see this email that was posted on line. It’s from a pacifist bemoaning the demise of a longstanding protest due to lack of interest since the election of B.O.
“A long running peace vigil is about to end in Benicia, California.”
“Date: Sun, 8 Feb 2009
Subject: The Benicia Vigil for Peace: The End.
“Hullo, all you Peace-Lovin’ Folks out there:
“This is a difficult essay that I have to write today. The Benicia Vigil for Peace has been such a large part of my life for nearly 6 years now. My last Vigil was January 15th ... the 305th consecutive one since we started in March of 2003. Just a few days later, work came down hard on me, causing me to miss the next three.
“Deep down, I knew what was going to happen if I missed a vigil. On January 22nd, Matt held down the fort all by himself. On January 29th and February 5th, our corner at 1st and Military was vacant. Our streak was over.
“What really blew my mind was hearing that one or two people are STILL standing on the other side of the street with all of their flags! I can’t fathom why. But they have been there for the last three weeks.
“It used to be there were people available to take over for me if I had to miss. But those folks are gone now. It seems to me that we’ve come to the end of the line ... but not in a way I would have wanted.
“We did accomplish much to my mind. Good lord, we raised consciousnesses every week we stood there, reminding people that Iraq was in chaos and our soldiers were still dying. But I really didn’t want to see it end with a whimper, buried in a pauper’s grave. Especially when Iraq is still a mess and our soldiers are still there...”
The counter demonstrators mentioned above station themselves in front of the Veterans Hall across the street.
Always remember, pacifists would have us all become slaves to tyrants.
Thanks for the post
FYI Doctor for your collection
Got to find a way to get out from under up here on Fridays.
Because it is not about the "world peacers" or us, it's about honoring our brave military. And the same reason why at Walter reed, we'll be there whether the moonbats are there or give up.
Good AAR on the Zoom residents down the street from the 4 corners. You actually got them to mumble a few words?
AND, the Great MOAB's new slogan will be unveiled.
Hopefully it will not be raining to hard.
A trip to the Zoo, that’s a good one. lol
And it pretty well sums it up... on the other side.
Looking forward to seeing the new MOAB.
Hope you have good weather, you guys deserve it. Think spring, it’s starting to feel like it.
I know I missed many in my ping but
THANK YOU TO THE DC CHAPTER!!
Thanks for maintaining this fight for four years! God bless all youse guys!
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