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"Something you don't see at Left-wing protests"
Vimeo Video Service ^ | April 17, 2009 | AwwwwCute

Posted on 04/20/2009 6:15:13 AM PDT by krb

Now here is something you definitely don't see at left-wing protests:

http://www.vimeo.com/4204301

(captured at the Raleigh, NC Tea Party tax protest on the Capitol Grounds)


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: aar; anthem; teaparty

1 posted on 04/20/2009 6:15:13 AM PDT by krb
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To: krb

And I thought it was going to be a picture of clean, UNtrashed grounds AFTER the event.


2 posted on 04/20/2009 6:18:35 AM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: krb

I agree, that is the way a protest should be started.

On the down side, how many people raked obama over the coals for not putting his hand over his heart?


3 posted on 04/20/2009 6:18:47 AM PDT by Bob Buchholz
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To: krb
You don't see that at Left Wing Protests but you do see it at football games. Here is a video from our Tax Day Tea Party...something you didn't see at many Right Wing Protests: Cool Freedom Loving Young Men:

Young People Speakin Their Minds

Cheers to Freedom!

4 posted on 04/20/2009 6:20:15 AM PDT by Zevonismymuse
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To: grobdriver

Nice! I didn’t even think of capturing that. That would have been a good idea (though it was quite dark by the time it was over).


5 posted on 04/20/2009 6:20:34 AM PDT by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: krb

(snif) Thanks!


6 posted on 04/20/2009 6:20:39 AM PDT by wolfcreek ("unnamed "right-wing extremist")
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To: krb

Oh, they’ll play it or have it performed. But you won’t see folks stand still, hand over heart and sing with it.

First ‘cause they don’t know the words. Second ‘cause that’s just not how they roll.


7 posted on 04/20/2009 6:20:43 AM PDT by kimmie7 (THE CROSS - Today, Tomorrow and Always!)
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To: Bob Buchholz
Ah yes, the crotch salute:
8 posted on 04/20/2009 6:22:27 AM PDT by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: Bob Buchholz
The protest should be started with a prayer and a patriotic display.

I have lived, Sir, a long time and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth -- that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid? We have been assured, Sir, in the sacred writings that "except the Lord build they labor in vain that build it." - Ben Franklin at the Constitutional Convention

9 posted on 04/20/2009 6:23:13 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, Bowman later)
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To: krb

My Dad would’ve kicked my a$$ if I had even thought of moving during the Anthem or the Pledge.


10 posted on 04/20/2009 6:23:26 AM PDT by Mathews (Ambition, absent a moral compass, is naked destruction.)
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To: krb
Very nice!

YouTube - Thomas Paine: On to Washington!!

11 posted on 04/20/2009 6:25:28 AM PDT by DTogo (Time to bring back the Sons of Liberty.)
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To: krb
Our Protest in San Diego started this way as well. I was out on the street with my sign (with other people) and we were singing right along with the soloist. it was awesome!

We also cleaned up our area and problably left it cleaner than we found it!

12 posted on 04/20/2009 6:29:39 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (WASS-----FUBO----O.B.A.M.A.!)
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To: krb
And the pledge of allegiance.
13 posted on 04/20/2009 6:30:42 AM PDT by ryan71 (Time to buy guns and ammo, People.)
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To: krb

I love the sign at the end.

Isn’t is amazing something like this brings such a surge of emotion (at least to me)when after all it is only a few people honoring their country. How things have changed.

I have a very extensive library of recorded music which includes the entire XM Satellite radio program “IT”. “IT” was advertised as the playing of every charted song from Jan. 1st 1940 through. Dec. 31,1999.

As I listen to the panorama of the music chronologically unfold (hrough about 1964) I am struck and sometimes brought to tears by the references to God both in the music and in the replayed commentary from the day as heard in the newscasts. By hearing these today I realize even more fully just what we have lost and although I am greatly saddened by this I am even more saddened by the fact today’s children will grow up never having experienced what I did. Worse, given the revisionist history teaching public schools, they will probably not even be aware of it even happened.


14 posted on 04/20/2009 6:31:38 AM PDT by 101voodoo
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To: krb

Our protests are because we love our country and want to preserve freedom. Their protests (the left) are for exactly the opposite reason.


15 posted on 04/20/2009 6:33:01 AM PDT by downtownconservative (As Obama lies, liberty dies!)
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To: krb

It’s also worth noting the things that almost certainly were not seen ANYWHERE IN THE COUNTRY:

- smashed windows, vandalism to cars, etc.
- protesters making a big show of filming counter-protesters
- trash all over the place
- a protester wearing a handkerchief over his face
- cops needing to protect counter-protesters
- an arrest of a protester
- somebody trying to drive his car into a group of counter-protesters
- instant, violent suppression of any signs and speech coming from counter-protesters
- uncountable numbers of mass-produced signs
- a laundry list of side issues, foreign flags, etc.
- upside-down American flags, burning flags, etc.


16 posted on 04/20/2009 6:33:29 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: CAluvdubya

Here Here! Ours as well. As a matter of fact, unless it was strictly a protest lining the streets without a permit, I will bet my bottom dollar that all of them opened with the pledge and /or the national anthem. Would be an interesting poll question...........


17 posted on 04/20/2009 6:34:33 AM PDT by wombtotomb
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To: grobdriver

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2233162/posts?page=1

FBI taping tea parties is very patriotic too.


18 posted on 04/20/2009 6:35:33 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: krb

When I read the title (even though it wasn’t “past tense”) I thought of the pictures of the trashed out capitol grounds after all the cockroaches had left after the innauguation/coronation/usurpment/highjacking.


19 posted on 04/20/2009 6:39:46 AM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: krb
You want to see what 5000 people look like? This Olympia Washington rally that I went to was awesome.

See the short video. Conservative talk radio host Kirby Wilber is the speaker.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jg7pngDtEo8&feature=related

20 posted on 04/20/2009 6:42:04 AM PDT by NavyCanDo (Party like its 1773)
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To: krb

This is a great sight to see but I do resent the upside-down flag I see off to the left.


21 posted on 04/20/2009 6:43:55 AM PDT by Pookee (in but not of)
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To: Bob Buchholz; All
"...On the down side, how many people raked obama over the coals for not putting his hand over his heart?"

Nothing personal, but those people who raked him over the coals were not running for the Presidency of the United States and the ostensible position of Leader of The Free World. That is a pretty clear difference. And you can bet those who did rake him over the coals likely knew the correct protocols.

22 posted on 04/20/2009 6:45:33 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The Road to Serfdom" by F.A.Hayek - Read it...today.)
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To: NavyCanDo

More videos of the massive Olympia rally

I was with this group marching in with drums beating and us sing God Bless America.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S5MVuRT-ag&feature=related

Here are 3 counter protestors at 2 min into this next video. I saw these guys - and thought they just didn’t look like they fit in. After seeing this video, I am sure they were lefties from Evergreen State College.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVhdcBvtZRM&feature=related


23 posted on 04/20/2009 6:54:31 AM PDT by NavyCanDo (Party like its 1773)
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To: Pookee
This is a great sight to see but I do resent the upside-down flag I see off to the left.

Flying the flag upside down is a maritime distress signal. Our country is in distress, so it is not inappropriate.

24 posted on 04/20/2009 6:57:40 AM PDT by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Pookee
(a) The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.

I believe it's suitable given today's political atmosphere.

25 posted on 04/20/2009 6:58:48 AM PDT by ex91B10
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To: grobdriver; MrB; ryan71
The Indianapolis Tea Party started with the Pledge of Allegiance, Prayer, YES Prayer, and singing the National Anthemn.

Here is what the organizer Richard Behney had to say afterwards:

"Although the local media would have us believe we only had around 2,000 attendees at the event (which would be correct if you were counting 2 hours before the event even started!), those trained in crowd control AND the IMPD [Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department] estimated our rally had somewhere between 12,000 - 15,000 Peaceful Patriots!!!! In fact, the Capital Police remarked that they were amazed at how well behaved our crowd was!! AND, what's more, our volunteers expected to spend a few hours after the event, picking up trash and cleaning the area, BUT, there was hardly ANY evidence that 15,000 people were just there!! We Patriots sure know how to party AND not make a mess!!! Indianapolis Tea Party

26 posted on 04/20/2009 7:13:25 AM PDT by conservativegramma
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To: ex91B10

I do agree that this is the true meaning of the upside down flag and I do agree that our situation is dire, but the symbol of our flag upside down has been hijacked by so many ignorant anti-American groups to represent opposition to America and I do not want to be confused with that deranged mentality.


27 posted on 04/20/2009 7:40:42 AM PDT by Pookee (in but not of)
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To: Pookee

Did you see that little kid let his flag touch the ground? I’m ashamed to be associated with that crowd /sarc


28 posted on 04/20/2009 7:42:51 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: krb

Something else you don’t see, uncovered faces, complete lack of teargas, unsmashed windows and no massive cost to the city due to damage and police overtime.


29 posted on 04/20/2009 8:00:48 AM PDT by truemiester ((If the U.S. should fail, a veil of darkness will come over the Earth for a thousand years))
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To: Pookee
I do agree that this is the true meaning of the upside down flag and I do agree that our situation is dire, but the symbol of our flag upside down has been hijacked by so many ignorant anti-American groups to represent opposition to America and I do not want to be confused with that deranged mentality.

Yep, I agree. I was using the upside pic myself for a while until I found out anti-american groups did that. Now I'm not using the upside down image anymore just so that there is absolutely no question that I am PRO-american.

30 posted on 04/20/2009 8:01:46 AM PDT by conservativegramma
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To: krb
Yep, that's how Americans do it. We really do need to teach our males to remove their hats during the Banner, though. Older guys should know better, and they should be reminding the younger one. The Pledge of Allegiance would be good to do, too ("and to the republic to which it stands").
31 posted on 04/20/2009 8:09:33 AM PDT by polymuser ("We have a right to debate and disagree with any administration!" (HRC))
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To: rlmorel

I agree, that is pretty much what I am referring to. Notice that the older people in the video pretty much had their hand over their heart, the younger people pretty much did not. I was taught at school from the first grade on (they didn’t have kindergarten back then) to stop what you were doing, face the flag and place your hand over your heart during the National Anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance. When, and why did that stop?


32 posted on 04/20/2009 8:19:08 AM PDT by Bob Buchholz
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To: Bob Buchholz

Ah. I understand. I know exactly where it went.

Liberals indoctrinated people, starting in grade school that patriotism was bad.

Jingoistic, imperialistic and mindless.


33 posted on 04/20/2009 9:34:25 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The Road to Serfdom" by F.A.Hayek - Read it...today.)
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To: krb
>>something you definitely don't see at left-wing protests:
 
Yep.

  The Colorado Springs Tea Party started with...
 
 
Prayer
 
 
and the pledge of allegiance..
 
 

34 posted on 04/20/2009 11:29:29 AM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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