Skip to comments.After Action Report: Patriot's Rally V on the Steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Dee Cee
Posted on 03/23/2003 3:04:36 PM PST by sauropod
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.
Mebbe a tin cup would go over well?
Why? Was she bigger than the other gal?
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.
What about mine? Surely you saw "Students for Extra Credit Against the War." LOL.
Pls let me know what the local yokels said about our rally. I do not have DC Channels on my satellite connexion...
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.
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.
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