Skip to comments.Walter Reed FReep 220 & 221 - July 3 & 10, 2009 - Sign Rules
Posted on 07/14/2009 4:34:15 PM PDT by Tom the Redhunter
On the downside the breeze was too strong for us to deploy the MOAB. On the upside it made for a very pleasant evening. By 9pm it was positively chilly, so maybe the "climate change" the lefties are talking about nowadays is really global cooling. You've noticed how they've dropped "global warming" in favor of "climate change?" A subtle but important point, as it would seem to me they've conceded the debate but can't stop the train they've set in motion.
Tom the Redhunter, Fraxinus, Kburi, Cindy-True-Supporter, RonGKirby, Mr & Mrs Trooprally, Tolerance Sucks Rocks, Jimmy Valentine's Brother, 3DJoy, 3DJoy's grandson, and Lurker Bill.
There's a new colonel in charge of... something, I'm not really sure of his command. He's not the base commander because I'm sure that's a two star position, but one of his duties is apparently perimeter security. He took a look at the rules and they say that protesters of whatever ideology cannot conduct their activities on base property, which means attaching anything to the fence. Long story short we had to move one of the signs that we'd affixed to the fence by the main gate.
We're all about obeying the law, so when he told us to move one of our signs it was no problem.
The colonel was a nice guy and came out and spoke with us through the fence. He has to enforce the law fairly and evenly, and that's the way it should be. There wasn't any doubt as to his sympathies, however!
One thing he noticed in his short time was that cars who honked for us first then also honked for the Pinkos down the street. His observation, seconded by us, was that drivers saw the Pinkos and assumed that they were with us. When you're driving you don't read small signs or their message doesn't register until after you've laid on the horn.
I don't know that you can really see it in this photo, but we used to attach part of this sign to the fence. Mr Trooprally devised a way to make it free standing so we're all set.
The Pinkos down the street were also in violation, but in a different way. Their area consists of a semicircle, part of which goes into base property. They have gotten used to placing some of their signs in the area that is federal property. You can see it in this photo
The base police went to talk with them
They moved their signs, but then later we noticed that they'd moved them back. Mrs Trooprally or one of our number called the base police again but I'm not sure if they came or not. I think though that this is going to be an issue for the next few weeks,so stay tuned.
Here's JVB, myself, and Lurker Bill on the opposite corner from the main entrance. Note how JVB has his "pirate look" going with the bandana and unshaven face! He was quite the sight.
Looking much more respectable are 3DJoy, Cindy-True-Supporter, 3DJoy's grandson, and Tolerance Sucks Rocks.
As always a few soldiers came out and spoke with us. One of them was on a Segway, which is a pretty good way to get around when you're missing a leg and sure beats a wheelchair for long distances.
I wasn't there, but Mrs. Trooprally sends this report
One word: CodePink. I guess they did not like the Police telling them to remove the signs so they brought reinforcements. Gail Murphy's Lover and Luke and Princess were some of the attendee's . They ended up with 12 and we had 7. Quiet night until Princess showed up at the end to tell Mr T something. These people are pathetic.
Succinctness is a virtue. Here are some of her photos
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Real nice report - Thanks.
Yep, “Wuke” was wonce again wridding his wicycle. And Princess was getting it all wrong from listening to the State Run Media. After a few minutes of a loud argument with him I had to walk away. Patience I have, but ........
Wook is back! (See July 10 excerpt)
I would like to hear a replay of that conversation. What was he debating about? How do they justify being so stupid? God bless all you Freepers. JVB as a pirate? Hummmmm, I love men of the s.................sigh.
Thanks Tom, nice job!
Back in town and see you again soon!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you for what you do.
It was the typical dribble, regurgitated State-run media crap: 5000 US soldiers dead for nothing, millions of innocent civilians dead, Iraq isn’t free today. It was short because I couldn’t take standing in front of princess any longer. It was like talking to a cartoon character whose mouth takes up half his face and all you see is tonsils.
[Mrs] T got a pic of us but it was too dark to really see him.
"I accompanied a Marine that wished to give the moonbats a few words. Another soldier went along to listen. The Marine was outraged that they were protesting at Walter Reed and told them many times that it was not the right venue for their protest. He said his wife was really upset to see them at Walter Reed. They replied that they have every right to be there protesting. One said that he was an Iraq vet and that he fought for the right for them to protest. The Marine again said that it was just not the right venue. They indicated that their signs were promoting better treatment, e.g. PTSD. They told him that the Freepers signs were outrageous and inflammatory citing the one, " God Bless Our Soldiers Liberating The World One Tyrant At A Time. I told them that the Freeper signs are positive. The Marine said the Freeper signs are just thanking the Troops for their service. There was no resolution as we separated."
LOL. Maybe you can’t see him in the picture because evil beings don’t show up in pictures.
You know what baffles me the most? The fact that liberals have no capacity for logic or reason. It’s exasperating. For example I show my professor daughter one of those pictures of tiny little Israel surrounded by all that millions of acres of Arab held land and she dismisses it with “It’s not that simple”. Grrrrrrrr.
Yep, liberals are intolerant except for their nonsensical ideals. And no, you didn’t want to see princess up close.
I showed up late Friday. My ride got off work late. I had two current members of the Air Force with me. They work at a non-discipt special agency. Well, maybe this Friday.
Thanks for the pic - I think.
He sure hasn’t approved any.
Are you kidding? What is this “thing”?
Great write-up Tom T RedHunter!
Looks like good “support the troops” weather at last.