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#3 - D.C. Chapter Routs Commies and Anarchists at Navy Memorial 9/29/01 (Operation Infinite FReep)
Link to Thread 2 ^ | Oct. 1, 2001

Posted on 10/01/2001 12:44:49 PM PDT by rabidralph

My pictures from the Infinite FReep, so beautifully organized by Kristinn, Hail Caesar and several others. My brain is like a sieve so I don't remember many names, so I've not listed any. Scroll through each page and click on the link at the bottom to see the next page. The FReeping starts here.


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To: rabidralph;tgslTakoma;tomkat
I knew I saw Hillary there.
In the center of tomkat's picture right here!
51 posted on 10/02/2001 4:15:42 PM PDT by Gore_ War_ Vet
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To: Dave Dilegge,Mercuria,AnnaZ,feinswinesuksass,gc4nra,syncro,DoughtyOne
Thanks for sharing! I always knew that the D.C. FReepers were a great looking crowd! Keep up the good work;-)
52 posted on 10/02/2001 4:19:36 PM PDT by HangFire
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To: Dave Dilegge
Great news if it happens. Thanks for the ping, Dave.
53 posted on 10/02/2001 4:48:22 PM PDT by Angelwood
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To: tgslTakoma
Sorry I trashed your supplies. I will bring some extras to the next DC FReep. I have some ideas about making more permanent sign-holders. (actually my arms got tired holding up posterboard all afternoon, I guess I'm a wimp)
54 posted on 10/02/2001 5:06:11 PM PDT by spaceman spiff
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To: rabidralph, kristinn, Dave Dilegge, GunsareOK, Angelwood
Check this out! Some of the leftist infiltrators posing as reporters posted this Real Player file at this site:

http://clients.loudeye.com/imc/washingtondc/eddie_s_capitalism_works.ram

55 posted on 10/02/2001 5:51:18 PM PDT by Hail Caesar
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To: Hail Caesar
HC could you give a summary, I won't use Real Player.
56 posted on 10/02/2001 6:42:38 PM PDT by Gore_ War_ Vet
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To: Kristinn, ALL
Latest E-Mail from the IAC:

The September 29th Anti-War, Anti-Racist rally and march was a great success with over 20,000 people in attendance arriving from all points around the nation. There were also extremely successful solidarity rallies in the US and abroad that took place on Saturday.

Initially there was skepticism over whether it was too soon or inappropriate to have an anti-war, anti-racism demonstration so soon after the events of September 11th. The overwhelming positive support and endorsements from individuals and organizations representing a broad cross section of the nation and abroad showed that this was not the time to shrink away from the escalating war drive. Rather, it is the time to stand united and show the world that there is a strong, growing anti-war movement both here in the U.S. and in countries around the world.

The vast majority of the participants on Saturday were students and youth from around the country. Their presence reflected a broad spectrum of support from various cultural, social and religious backgrounds.

The International ANSWER Coalition wants to keep the momentum from Saturday going by encouraging all individuals around the country and abroad to organize a day of local and regional actions for October 27th. This way we can continue to build the visibility and voice of this new anti-war movement. We also encourage people to set up ANSWER chapters in their schools, community centers and towns to take on the organizing for this day of action.

We will be developing a factsheet on U.S. policy in the Middle East that will be available very soon on the www.internationalANSWER.org Web site.

C-Span broadcast the rally several times on Saturday and it is still available to view by internet on their Web site. We are encouraging people to email, call and write to C-span to rebroadcast the rally in the coming weeks.

To make a financial contribution please visit www.peoplesrightsfund.org or mail to
39 West 14th Street #206 New York, NY 10011

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Send replies to iacenter@action-mail.org

57 posted on 10/02/2001 6:58:37 PM PDT by VaMarVet
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To: Dave Dilegge
To make a financial contribution please visit www.peoplesrightsfund.org or mail to 39 West 14th Street #206 New York, NY 10011

Will this contribution be tax deductable? Should I send a check or cash? ;-)

58 posted on 10/02/2001 7:14:48 PM PDT by Gore_ War_ Vet
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To: Hail Caesar
BARF!
59 posted on 10/02/2001 7:31:48 PM PDT by In veno, veritas
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To: spaceman spiff; ALL
Oh don't worry about the signs. Stuff like that happens all the time; I just try to save what I can. But because Saturday's FReep was SO SUCCESSFUL I didn't have the chance to tell a couple hundred people to drop them back when they were finished. I'm happy to have had more people than signs. (And we can always use more creative freeper minds and hands to make more signs).

One other though about Saturday... on thread #2 a few knuckleheads from the other side were boasting that they could have taken the flags from the Navy Memorial whenever they wanted to, and basically said they had no interest in doing so - thereby saving us the humiliation of a much outnumbered thrashing, or something like that. There's a reason why I just called them knuckleheads, and that's because they completely ignored the obvious defeat that their side suffered. (keep reading, I'm getting to it)

In every other city, and at every other riot they have held, they got away with doing whatever they damn-well pleased because nobody from our side was there to tell them "No !" And don't doubt for a minute that they wouldn't have done the very same thing in DC last Saturday... if we hadn't been there.

They had their interminable speechifying at Freedom Plaza, and they were so full of themselves that they had an advance truck set up a "stage" and huge loudpeaker/PA system at the Navy Memorial before their marchers began traipsing our way. However, once they arrived and saw (and heard) the opposition that they were facing (US), their grand plan to defile the Navy Memorial with more America-hating, commie, anti-war speakers was completely blown out of the water !!

No matter whether we were 100 in number or 200, our voices were heard loud and clear; and we didn't give an inch. Had they tried to put their people up to speak at the Navy Memorial, they would have been drowned out by our voices. FReepers have great lungs !!

So here's their scorecard, as I see it...
1. They got coverage on CSPAN, and people across the USA saw them and their true commie message. Maybe they got a couple of new (braindead) supporters, but at the cost of turning off many, many more than they impressed.
2. They had their full day in the sun, complete with a chance for them to swoon over their commie, America-hating guest speakers.
3. They got some exercise, walking from Freedom Plaza to Senators Park.
4. They got to wear their (sweatshop made) Made in China tie-dyed shirts, and sneakers, and backpacks.
5. They got to pretend that they were somebody, if only for just one day.
6. They got to burn some American flags (their own, because they weren't allowed to steal any) but they didn't dare do it when they were in front of us at the Memorial.

Here's what they didn't get (because we were there)...
1. They didn't get to run rampant down Pennsylvania Avenue, tearing down and burning the US flags that have lined the streets for three weeks.
2. They didn't get to break storefront windows, or flip over cars, or set fire to them.
3. Their message to the media had a counterpoint on the street that hasn't been there before.
4. They didn't get the chance to insult the memory of those Navy (and Marine) men and women who are honored at the Memorial.
5. They didn't get a free pass in DC last weekend. We FReeped 'em but good!

60 posted on 10/02/2001 7:42:18 PM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: tgslTakoma
What you said! As Dave D. has taught me to say, "Get some!"
61 posted on 10/02/2001 7:53:26 PM PDT by FreeTheHostages
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To: Hail Caesar
thanks
62 posted on 10/02/2001 8:20:16 PM PDT by FReethesheeples
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To: rabidralph;Dave Dilegge;kristinn;Hail Caesar;testforecho;Angelwood;tgslTakoma
Pictures are here.

Comes out to just above 150 pictures. Page 1 is mostly us very early. Last of page 1 through page 3 is their rally at Freedom Plaza (Helps to look young to fit in to the crowd). The rest show us in front of the National Archives facing the anti-war demonstrators.

63 posted on 10/02/2001 8:28:59 PM PDT by endZT
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To: endZT
great job, endZT !

good pics,
nicely presented...

64 posted on 10/02/2001 8:45:04 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: endZT
GREAT Pics - can't wait until I have time to download them!
65 posted on 10/03/2001 12:06:26 AM PDT by VaMarVet
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To: tgslTakoma
5. They didn't get a free pass in DC last weekend. We FReeped 'em but good!

Those are profound thoughts at #60 and nicely put into writing. Not to wax too poetic, but you were like an anchor at the Navy Memorial on Saturday. An anchor that would not be moved.

66 posted on 10/03/2001 12:49:42 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: Dave Dilegge
The September 29th Anti-War, Anti-Racist rally and march was a great success with over 20,000 people in attendance

More proof that they can't count (they use the same math as their comrades, the "Million" Moms) and tend to inflate their numbers. 20,000 sounds like the number of people in all of DC on Saturday.

67 posted on 10/03/2001 6:30:23 AM PDT by ELS
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To: Dave Dilegge
will watch and see!

for dixie,sw

68 posted on 10/03/2001 7:45:07 AM PDT by stand watie
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To: tomkat
Enjoyed your WONDERFUL PICTURES, tomkat!

Sorry we didn't formally meet; regardless, thanks for manning the front lines with us, especially as the barbarian hordes moved towards us at the height of the "battle."

69 posted on 10/03/2001 8:14:51 AM PDT by Hail Caesar
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To: endZT
Great shots, endZT! Thanks again, for your help last Saturday. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!

You can now take off your fake dreadlocks, wash out the tear gas/pepper spray stains and take a nice hot bath. ;-)

TRT "Special Ops" RULE!!!

70 posted on 10/03/2001 9:23:35 AM PDT by Hail Caesar
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To: Hail Caesar, all
Peripatetic protesters - a Wash. Times column by Douglas MacKinnon, a former Pentagon official
71 posted on 10/03/2001 12:48:35 PM PDT by ELS
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To: ALL
Start thinking about what plans you have for 27 Oct. - you may get a signal from Paul Revere.
72 posted on 10/03/2001 2:42:44 PM PDT by VaMarVet
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To: Dave Dilegge; kristinn; tgsltakoma; Jim Robinson; Jimmy Valentine's brother; Gore_War_Vet
Guys, it does appear that tonight's Nightline episode may touch on us. (Too much a newbie to know whoelse to ping, please ping away.) Here's the email I got from ABCNEWS on the subject of tonight's Nightline:

TONIGHT'S SUBJECT: We are living in sober times, where words matter even more than before September 11. Whether it's news reports compromising troop movements (as in "loose lips sink ships") or simply being politically incorrect in this pre-war period, tonight we'll address the questions of what to say and how to say it. As this email goes out, we've just obtained newly released New York City police and fire department tapes from September 11. You'll hear those tonight. But our main focus will be political dissent at a time of crisis. ---- Is dissent in wartime unpatriotic? It's a perennial question with no easy answers. While there's been no official war declaration, President Bush has described the terrorist attacks as an act of war. One writer who's been critical of Osama bin Laden still worries that a prevailing "pseudo-unity" will, as the CHICAGO TRIBUNE noted, "choke off the spirit of dissenting individualism crucial to defeating" what he calls "Islamic fascism." Put another way, does fear trump constitutional rights? It's a question some citizens are asking after losing their jobs for what they've written or said in the wake of the September 11 horror. The OREGON DAILY COURIER columnist, the University of New Mexico professor and the host of the ABC program POLITICALLY INCORRECT (which follows NIGHTLINE in many cities) all know what it's like to be stung after their words ruffled feathers. The first two were fired. POLITICALLY INCORRECT'S Bill Maher has had some advertisers abandon his broadcast. Some would say the marketplace of ideas is working. But others argue free speech is taking a hit during this difficult time for the country. Tonight, in another special one-hour NIGHTLINE, Ted Koppel will speak with people who have different perspectives on White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer's misunderstood admonition that in times like these, people "need to watch what they say, watch what they do. . ." Among them writer Susan Sontag, who asked in THE NEW YORKER, "Where is the acknowledgement that this (the Sept. 11 terrorist attack) was not a 'cowardly' attack on 'civilization' or 'liberty' or 'humanity' or 'the free world' but an attack on the world's self-proclaimed superpower, undertaken as a consequence of specific American alliances and actions? Strong words. Not popular, especially in these times. But does she have the right to speak her mind? Or the TEXAS CITY SUN editor who was fired for writing a column critical of the President following the terrorist attack? Or Republican political operative Ed Gillespie who says "the events of 9/11 cause all of us to reevaluate. And I think we see a reevaluation of moral relativism." Lots of food for thought. We hope you'll partake. Wednesday, October 3, 2001 Richard Harris Senior Producer NIGHTLINE OFFICES Washington, D.C.
73 posted on 10/03/2001 6:10:53 PM PDT by FreeTheHostages
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To: stand watie; leadpenny; angelwood; rapidralph; leadpenny; Hail Caesar; Doctor Raoul
ping
74 posted on 10/03/2001 6:12:39 PM PDT by FreeTheHostages
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To: gunsareok; taxman; The Glaswegian; ELS; viadexter; testforecho; Scholastic; endzt; spaceman spiff
ping
75 posted on 10/03/2001 6:15:45 PM PDT by FreeTheHostages
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To: FreeThesheeples; tomkat; TBP; Steve0113; 3D-JOY; KLT; HangFire; NoDemocratsIn2000; Ironman; Nina0113
ping hope I got everyone who's been in this thread, ping away for others who might wish to know. looks like our Infinite Freep might at least be mentioned.
76 posted on 10/03/2001 6:18:52 PM PDT by FreeTheHostages
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To: FreeTheHostages
Thanks for the ping. Could it be that DISNEYABC is bringing out their guns in an attempt to support Maher? It has been ages since my TV has stayed on Channel 7 for any length of time and Nightline/PI are usually past my bedtime. I would be interested in your take on tonight's shows though.
77 posted on 10/03/2001 7:25:37 PM PDT by leadpenny
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To: FreeTheHostages
Rebounding mega-FReeper kudos!
78 posted on 10/03/2001 7:53:59 PM PDT by FReethesheeples
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To: FReethesheeples
They showed footage of us and the anti-Americans; solid footage of the FReeper line in front of the National Archives.
79 posted on 10/03/2001 9:02:29 PM PDT by ELS
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To: FreeTheHostages
BURRRRRRRRRRRRRP--er, I mean, BUMP!
80 posted on 10/04/2001 2:56:44 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Dave Dilegge
bump!
81 posted on 10/04/2001 3:19:09 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: rabidralph
Thanks, DeeAnn. I really liked the individual portraits you did of the "peace protestors." Dave
82 posted on 10/04/2001 3:37:23 AM PDT by sauropod
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To: All
Well, we taped it, so I have the video. I also saw the show. It showed the protestors, but not the weirdest ones. And it asked the question of what happens if you get criticized "just" for asking for peace. Then it panned to our lines. Three times it showed freepers. Two of those times it showed that new member's signs -- anyone know his name so we can tell him -- that said "Welcome Hostages" on one side and the second time they showed it he had the other side up, "Seek Therapy." They had a nice pan of the line of protestors with all the American flags. So the video was good. Frankly, I was dismayed by the video of the protestors. It just indicated their message was "peace." It didn't show the Palestinian flags and signs attacking America or saying she deserved this.
83 posted on 10/04/2001 6:22:58 AM PDT by FreeTheHostages
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To: FreeTheHostages
pong!
84 posted on 10/04/2001 10:08:09 AM PDT by stand watie
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To: stand watie, kristinn, ALL
See This Thread.
85 posted on 10/04/2001 2:01:19 PM PDT by VaMarVet
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