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After Action Report: Patriot's Rally V on the Steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Dee Cee
Self | 3/23/03 | Sauropod

Posted on 03/23/2003 3:04:36 PM PST by sauropod

G'day,

It was a beautiful spring day today at our Nation's Capital. The cherry blossoms are just coming out now.

I arrived about 12:45 at the Lincoln Memorial. The sound stage was already set up.

Promptly at 1:00, Kristinn opened up the rally. Taxman did the Pledge of Allegiance Red Skelton Style, and Angelwood's daughter sang the Star Spangled Banner.

Speeches were given by James Parmalee, Aziz Al-Taee, Rep. Steve King (R-IA), former Rep. Bob Dornan, former Rep. Bob Livingston, and several Iraqi nationals.

The crowd today was about 1000. There were at least 500 people at the rally at any given time.

There were several infiltrators from The Other Side. One woman insisted on being very loud and obnoxious.

She said "F--- Bush!" to a foreign camera crew (Japanese or Chinese, not sure which. She stated that Bush murdered Iraqi babies.

Several of the pro-Iraqi Liberation folks around her became incensed at her. I had to intervene and separate her from another woman.

I asked her what she was doing there. She stared at me. I asked her, don't I deserve the dignity of a response? She replied that she had every right to be there. George Bush was evil. I asked her to leave. She said, go call the police. I said, I will.

I went to look for U.S. Park Police. Several other folks got the attention of one policewoman who came to see what all the fuss was about. The "peace" woman said that she would be quiet.

The Park Police left, but I did not. I attempted a dialogue with the woman. I asked her why she was there again. She said, "You think I'm misguided, I think you're misguided, do you really think you will change my mind?"

I replied, no but I was willing to listen.

She went into her rant about Bush being evil again. I stopped her and asked her how come she was supporting a mass murderer (Saddam). I told her about Aziz Al-Taee's cousin who was cut into little pieces, delivered to his house in a bag, and the family was presented with a bill for the bullets. If the family complained, someone else would be shot.

She then said that I was a moron. I and everyone else attending the rally were morons.

At this point I said (in a very loud voice), that I and everybody else had just been identified as Morons. Must be that public school education. Congressman Billybob would be proud. Bigg Red witnessed this altercation so I will let her add to it.

The broad was asked to leave at this point by the Park Police.

I got to meet many old friends, including, but not limited to, Kristinn, CaL, Angelwood, BufordP, Leadpenny, RodgerD, ned13, GunsareOK, Tgsltakoma, daughter of Tgsltakoma, Taxman, nicollo, tabi katz, your ad here, (1st time meeting), and some others who i am certain i have forgotten.


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 1000people; azizaltaee; dcchapter; greatday; march23reports
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All in all a good day. 'Pod
1 posted on 03/23/2003 3:04:36 PM PST by sauropod
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To: kristinn; Angelwood; tgslTakoma; leadpenny; Bigg Red; GunsareOK; FreeTheHostages; ned13; RodgerD; ..
Le Ping for more!
2 posted on 03/23/2003 3:05:40 PM PST by sauropod (If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy...)
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To: sauropod
Congratulations on another great FReep!

Thanks for being there in our nation's Capital on our behalf.

EV
3 posted on 03/23/2003 3:11:55 PM PST by EternalVigilance
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To: sauropod

4 posted on 03/23/2003 3:15:20 PM PST by EternalVigilance
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To: EternalVigilance
Love it. Is that you?
5 posted on 03/23/2003 3:20:01 PM PST by sauropod (If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy...)
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To: sauropod
Well done, once again. More photos, please.
6 posted on 03/23/2003 3:20:02 PM PST by A Navy Vet
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To: sauropod
LOL...hardly! I'm not that good-looking. Wrong gender... ;-)
7 posted on 03/23/2003 3:23:34 PM PST by EternalVigilance
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To: A Navy Vet
I've got camcorder tape. Tgsltakoma should have pics.

Good to see ya BTW.

8 posted on 03/23/2003 3:27:51 PM PST by sauropod (If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy...)
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To: sauropod
Way to support Our President and Our Troops! Thanks!
9 posted on 03/23/2003 3:29:46 PM PST by spookycc (I raq, I rack 'em up, and I roll)
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To: spookycc
De nada!
10 posted on 03/23/2003 3:32:36 PM PST by sauropod (If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy...)
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To: sauropod
Thanks for the report bump.

I had intended to be there, but it looks like 12-hour night shifts for me, for the next 3 - 6 weeks.
11 posted on 03/23/2003 3:35:13 PM PST by jimtorr
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To: sauropod
By the way, this rally was mentioned on the CBS radio news hourly update (3:00PM MST). Identified Free Republic by name.
12 posted on 03/23/2003 3:42:13 PM PST by Victoria_R
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To: Victoria_R
Coolness. The Anti-American Left no longer owns the streets.
13 posted on 03/23/2003 3:44:28 PM PST by sauropod (If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy...)
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To: sauropod
Could you send me a couple short video clips? We're including them into our "In Appreciation" CD-ROM to be mass produced for shipment to the overseas units.

BTW, as of this minute, I have photos from 44 pro-troop rallies in as many cities just since March 1st, with most of them this weekend - and they're still coming in.

rhunter@vets4constrestore.org

14 posted on 03/23/2003 3:46:49 PM PST by A Navy Vet
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To: sauropod
Today was great! My friends and I parked in the north parking of the Pentagon. It's a great place to park for future reference. On weekends, you don't need a military sticker. It's about a 1 and a half mile walk to the Lincoln Memorial from there. We had ours signs which read...

I LOVE BUSH
SUPPORT OUR COMMANDER AND CHIEF
SUPPORT OUR TROOPS
3ID HOOAH
101ST HOOAH
BLESSED ARE THE PATRIOTS

and the girl with the sign that said "I love you Brian and Kevin" was with us.

We must've gotten at least 100 beeps from the "not so silent anymore majority" on our way from the Pentagon to the Lincoln Memorial and back as we proudly displayed our signs while walking. My favorite part was the Iraqi who ran up to the American flag and started kissing it and then ran around with it. It was lots of fun and I can't wait for the next one!
15 posted on 03/23/2003 3:51:49 PM PST by utvolsfan13
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To: A Navy Vet
FReepmail me with a timeline. Working the dumping the Hi-8 to PC thang.
16 posted on 03/23/2003 3:58:13 PM PST by sauropod (If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy...)
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To: utvolsfan13
I saw those signs! Got camcorder footage of them too.

Thx for coming out. Dave

17 posted on 03/23/2003 3:59:07 PM PST by sauropod (If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy...)
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To: Mia T; Republic; JulieRNR21; ironman
BTTT. Saw Ironman today. in Running gear!
18 posted on 03/23/2003 4:04:10 PM PST by sauropod (If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy...)
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To: ned13
Have you asked your doctor about Viagra?
19 posted on 03/23/2003 4:04:47 PM PST by sauropod (If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy...)
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To: sauropod
I might add that there were quite a few camera crews filming the speeches and media crews walking the crowd taking pictures and quotes. Although our numbers weren't huge there was a good media presence.
20 posted on 03/23/2003 4:12:06 PM PST by ironman
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To: sauropod
I only took a few photos of this great event. Despite my couple of pics of trolls and disrupters - there was really very little of that today. Patriotic Americans supporting their troops and President held the day.

23 March 02 Patriots

Praying for our troops

Leadpenny and Stand Watie attempt to educate infiltrators

Former Congressman Bob Livingston

Winners of the "Guess how long Bob Dornan will Speak" contest

Anglewood stands down disrupter

Disrupter escorted out by Park Police

21 posted on 03/23/2003 4:12:34 PM PST by dagnabbit
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To: sauropod
From WUSA channel 9 TV's webpage

"In Washington, about 300 activists turned out for a pro-military rally on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, waving signs saying "God bless our troops" and "Freedom is not free." Republican Congressman Steve King of Iowa said all Americans -- even the ones opposing the war -- need to stand behind the troops now that the war is underway, and that some protesters have been displaying "un-American values."

For the whole article...
http://www.wusatv9.com/news/news_article.asp?storyid=16156
22 posted on 03/23/2003 4:30:44 PM PST by utvolsfan13 (http://www.wusatv9.com/news/news_article.asp?storyid=16156)
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To: sauropod
You get a job with Pfizer or something? ;D
23 posted on 03/23/2003 4:34:02 PM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: sauropod
Nice work. Wish I had been either there or in New York, but, whatever---I am STILL just flyin' from looking at all the rally threads today. Wheee...
24 posted on 03/23/2003 4:35:46 PM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: hellinahandcart
Working on that second job thang ;-).

Mebbe a tin cup would go over well?

25 posted on 03/23/2003 4:49:00 PM PST by sauropod (If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy...)
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To: sauropod
I had to intervene and separate her from another woman.

Why? Was she bigger than the other gal?

26 posted on 03/23/2003 4:50:23 PM PST by pgkdan
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To: sauropod
A handy fellow like you shouldn't need to go a-begging...
27 posted on 03/23/2003 4:51:49 PM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: pgkdan
Some of us men are not fans of mud wrestling.
28 posted on 03/23/2003 4:59:06 PM PST by sauropod (If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy...)
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To: hellinahandcart; MadIvan; Happygal
Thou flatterest me my wench....
29 posted on 03/23/2003 4:59:48 PM PST by sauropod (If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy...)
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To: sauropod
Pod,

Good seeing you (again). LOL. It was a great day for a Freep. I know for a fact that Channel 5 here in DC was interviewing those in attendance, and I think they did one with the crazy woman you had words with. I'll watch tonight to see what her spin on the whole thing is.

30 posted on 03/23/2003 5:01:56 PM PST by YourAdHere (Christy will win Survivor)
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To: YourAdHere
I saw those signs! Got camcorder footage of them too.

What about mine? Surely you saw "Students for Extra Credit Against the War." LOL.

31 posted on 03/23/2003 5:04:43 PM PST by YourAdHere (Christy will win Survivor)
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To: YourAdHere
FreetheHostages ended up w/ your sign! Loved it.

Pls let me know what the local yokels said about our rally. I do not have DC Channels on my satellite connexion...

32 posted on 03/23/2003 5:08:45 PM PST by sauropod (If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy...)
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To: sauropod
Times Square rally and FreeRepublic just got a mention from your favorite FOX newsblonde, Laurie Dhue!
33 posted on 03/23/2003 5:11:54 PM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: hellinahandcart
You're making me wet!
34 posted on 03/23/2003 5:12:43 PM PST by sauropod (If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy...)
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To: sauropod
That sign was a bigger hit last week at the counter. Today it just seemed outta place. Oh well, glad it found a good home.

I will watch Ch. 5, despite the fact that they aired footage of the dead marine's father last Friday night, in which he stated that George Bush had murdered his son. Sickening. That was the reason why I said no to their reporter who asked me today if she could interview me.

35 posted on 03/23/2003 5:12:55 PM PST by YourAdHere (Christy will win Survivor)
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To: YourAdHere
Bummer! That pisses me off!
36 posted on 03/23/2003 5:14:36 PM PST by sauropod (If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy...)
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To: sauropod
NUKE THE FRENCH BUMP!!

Related news: Your sister chapter, the newly formed Harpers Ferry Panhandle Chapter, was well represented at the Martinsburg WV rally (2 hrs west of DC) - click here for photos of Martinsburg, WV rally.

37 posted on 03/23/2003 6:19:28 PM PST by Xthe17th (FREE THE STATES. Repudiate the 17th amendment!)
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To: sauropod
PS: Saw you on C-SPAN this afternoon 'pod. Maybe it was that 'TYRRANY REPSONSE TEAM' shirt of yours that set her off. Was it the woman in the green jacket that gave you trouble?
38 posted on 03/23/2003 6:24:13 PM PST by Xthe17th (FREE THE STATES. Repudiate the 17th amendment!)
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To: sauropod
Great day to show the love for our president and our troops. Although I've never met any of the DC FREEPERS I felt right at home.

Great job guys, look forward to representing the silent majority more often!!!
39 posted on 03/23/2003 6:25:34 PM PST by CAbornAmerasianinDC ("The Price of FREEDOM is Eternal Vigilance!")
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To: Xthe17th
Yes.
40 posted on 03/23/2003 6:33:15 PM PST by sauropod (If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy...)
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To: EternalVigilance
Speaking of the cheese-eating surrender monkeys, you Iowan's might want to consider changing the design of your state flag:
41 posted on 03/23/2003 6:33:41 PM PST by Xthe17th (FREE THE STATES. Repudiate the 17th amendment!)
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To: sauropod
Thanks for the great reprort and for the ping, my friend.

I was very glad that you and some others stepped in to talk to the "F- Bush" woman. I had to walk away because I was truly tempted to strike her or to let loose with some vulgar words, something I am usually too ladylike to do.

Before 'Pod's dialogue with her, I had told her, as she was screaming "F- Bush", that she should leave because this was our rally and that we had a permit. I told her that if she did not shut up I would notify the police. She said, "Bring it on, b-ch!" whereupon I asked GunsareOK to send over the police. By the time the gendarmes showed up, she was arguing in a normal voice with those around her, so the police did not get to witness her yelling. Sauropod tried to engage in some rational conversation, but she was just incapable of reason, apparently. Of course, the infuriating thing was that the TV cameras immediately moved over to her making her the important story -- one foul-mouthed chick among the hundreds of us. I guess we are just too well-behaved to make a good story for them. Next time, we strip for war, okay?
42 posted on 03/23/2003 6:45:48 PM PST by Bigg Red (Defend America against her most powerful enemy -- the Democrats.)
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To: utvolsfan13
I saw your signs. They were great. You were not too far from us in the crowd.
43 posted on 03/23/2003 6:47:56 PM PST by Bigg Red (Defend America against her most powerful enemy -- the Democrats.)
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To: Bigg Red; hellinahandcart; KLT; tgslTakoma
I'm still working on that cellulite...
44 posted on 03/23/2003 6:48:14 PM PST by sauropod (If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy...)
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To: sauropod
As we were gathering the gear, cleaning up and reviewing the events of the day, we decided the next rally will be in Baghdad to celebrate a Free Iraq.

Believe Aziz Al-Taee agreed to cover transportation costs.

The usual DC Chapter suspects (kristinn, Angelwood, Freethe Hostages, a friend from out of town, TGSLTakoma, daughterofTGSL) worked overtime to pull this off. This was the fourth weekend in a row that the DC Chapter has been in the streets either holding "Rallies for the Troops" or returning fire on Code Pinkos and ANSWER.

Next weekend God willing we celebrate the Liberation of Iraq!
45 posted on 03/23/2003 6:48:48 PM PST by Jimmy Valentine's brother (The US and British led weapon inspections in force has begun!)
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To: Jimmy Valentine's brother; ned13; rachel profiling; Bigg Red; hellinahandcart; kristinn; ...
I so hope you are correct! For Aziz's Sake!

'Pod

46 posted on 03/23/2003 6:53:12 PM PST by sauropod (If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy...)
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To: A Navy Vet
Hello! This is my first post on the board, but my husband, our wee daughter and myself attended the rally today and I thought I would share our pictures. We were only there for about an hour and a half, because the wee one was getting restless, but we had a lot of fun and it was wonderful to see so many people out to support the troops and our President. Thanks to those folks who put this together. It was our third Free Republic event (We joined the protest at the VP's mansion back in 2000 and attended the FR Inaugural Ball as well) and we hope it won't be our last. You can see the rest at: More pictures here
47 posted on 03/23/2003 6:55:17 PM PST by kaffee32 ("Life is 10% what you make it, and 90% how you take it." -Irving Berlin)
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To: sauropod
Thou flatterest me my wench....

Hey, what are you doin' flirting with the other women?
48 posted on 03/23/2003 6:55:58 PM PST by Bigg Red (Defend America against her most powerful enemy -- the Democrats.)
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To: Bigg Red
What can i say? You're taken. BTW, your hubby cuts a most imposing figure....

We did not get enough time to yap...

49 posted on 03/23/2003 7:00:15 PM PST by sauropod (If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy...)
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To: kaffee32
Awesome pics!
50 posted on 03/23/2003 7:01:14 PM PST by sauropod (If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy...)
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