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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


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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To: Taxman
HST, kristinn got it right:

"It was a great day! Great crowd, great speakers and great weather."

It was a pleasure to be a part of it.

Yesterday made me proud to be an American!

61 posted on 03/24/2003 4:48:16 PM PST by Taxman
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To: WVNan; All
I want to thank all of the DC Chapter members that work so hard and make these events possible.

Some of us, like me, just show up, hold a sign or a flag and do little.

D.C. Chapter working members..............THANK YOU.

62 posted on 03/24/2003 5:44:46 PM PST by AGreatPer (Support Our Troops or get the hell out of the USA.)
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To: AGreatPer; All
The DC rally was great...My search for a support rally last week led me to the FR website. Thank you for listing all the rallies and for the information on your site.

Does anyone know how I could obtain the coverage of the DC rally on Fox5 dc?

Thank you in advance
63 posted on 03/24/2003 7:45:44 PM PST by galincville
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To: galincville
"Does anyone know how I could obtain the coverage of the DC rally on Fox5 dc?"

I have no clue. But I do know that I appreciate your particitating.

Ya know, you chip away, one person at a time, one little block at a time and something happens.

Thank you galivincille for being a part of it.

64 posted on 03/24/2003 8:08:25 PM PST by AGreatPer (Support Our Troops or get the hell out of the USA.)
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To: BillF; hellinahandcart; KLT; countrydummy
Thanks for posting the mpg files. I enjoyed them. Dave
65 posted on 03/25/2003 4:18:57 AM PST by sauropod (If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy...)
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