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Report from Lansing, MI - MSU/Capitol Rally
Me | 4-20-02 | Dan from MI

Posted on 04/20/2002 2:06:48 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan

I drove by the Capitol early and parked my assault SUV at the MCRGO building and went back to my place. I took my signs and met a few of the other MSU GOP and Young Americans for freedom members there. One of them had a giant US Flag and another had a flag with "DON'T TREAD ON ME" on it.

It then started up and we were up against some 60's activists(grey hair), some anarchists, commies, and the like. Suprisingly, they were actually somewhat peaceful. I suspect the nuts like that one jerk at the last rally was probably in DC. They had a "Stop US Oppression" flag, no American flags, stop "US" Imperialism, and some dummy wanted a world court.

One green party nut in his 50's was going nuts on the way there. He had a green "Stop US Imperialism" sign there. He got into an expletitive match with one of our guys there.

We didn't feel like walking to the capitol. It would look like we were with them instead of against them. So took a couple of cars to the capitol. One car passed them 5 times, honked their horn, and yelled at them. When we passed them, we flipped the one finger salute at them. (I know it's the low road, but it works - :))

They were a good 20-30 minute walk from the capitol, so we stopped at Kelly's Pub, and when we got out, the Communists were there. Someone there was campaigning for the Nazi Lyndon LaRouche.

Some of the signs featured on our side are Pick a Better Country - Move there, God Bless Capitalism, USA Kicks Ass, Taliban, Jihads only understand Force, Go Home Commie, USA, Give War a Chance, and Anti War = Pro Terror.

These jerks also disrupted a wedding there. There was a wedding at the capitol, and it was disturbed by the communists. When they were leaving, two of the Wedding Attendents gave us the thumbs up, and didn't have nice things to say about the jerks.

The speakers were spewing the usual commie stuff. They complained that the US owned most of the world. They complained about Bill Gates since he was a billionaire. They complained about Israeli's owning more than the Arabs there. They said "The Earth belongs to all of us". They bashed Monopoly. They proclaimed their support for the Columbia left wing rebels. They praised Hugo Chavez. They then had chants of "Free Palastine" and were yappin about Israeli oppression and the like.

There was not one US Flag among the bad guys there. Not one. We had two big ones, and we had about 8 people.

OH, BTW - There was one guy there in a military uniform....on the OTHER SIDE. He said he was inactive. He should be, permanantly. I think he bought a uniform at a second hand store or something. That's just pathetic.


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: americans; anarchists; binladen; communists; donttread; freedomfighters; jerks; losers; michigan; pencilnecks; terrorists
Good luck out in DC. I hope it's going well there.
1 posted on 04/20/2002 2:06:48 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan
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To: Dan from Michigan
Oh, thank you for this report. Well done Michigan freepers.
2 posted on 04/20/2002 2:39:33 PM PDT by WillaJohns
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To: Dan from Michigan;tpaine
The speakers were spewing the usual commie stuff. They complained that the US owned most of the world. They complained about Bill Gates since he was a billionaire. They complained about Israeli's owning more than the Arabs there.

Sounds like some of the babbling libertarians here.

3 posted on 04/20/2002 2:49:43 PM PDT by VA Advogado
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To: Dan from Michigan
Thanks for the report Dan. I'm still reeling from your April 1st Opus.... Have to admit you got me! was internet impaired for awhile after that ...and it took me awhile to catch on... Glad your still here!
4 posted on 04/20/2002 2:57:34 PM PDT by dutchess
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To: Dan from Michigan
Dan, who was with you?
5 posted on 04/20/2002 3:19:24 PM PDT by Bob J
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To: VA Advogado
Nope. Sounds like a bumbling VA fedophliac to me.
6 posted on 04/20/2002 3:20:01 PM PDT by tpaine
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To: Dan from Michigan
Dan, its about time you threw your hat into the political ring. You'll have my $$ and I'm 2000 miles away.
7 posted on 04/20/2002 3:37:22 PM PDT by HockeyPop
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To: Dan from Michigan
Thanks for the report and the activism.
8 posted on 04/20/2002 4:18:43 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Dan from Michigan
"When we passed them, we flipped the one finger salute at them. (I know it's the low road, but it works - :))"

LOL, sometimes you have to use their language to get the message through. Great report, thanks for sharing.

10 posted on 04/20/2002 6:30:57 PM PDT by deadhead
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To: Bob J;Dan from Michigan
I think Dan and I were the only Freepers there. The other six were the YAF and GOP guys like Dan said.

One woman there actually put signs on her dog. One of them said "DOGS AGAINST WAR" and the other was "WAR IS UNHEALTHY FOR DOGS". Some people just ain't right.

11 posted on 04/20/2002 7:06:22 PM PDT by Mark Turbo
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To: Mark Turbo
Picture from the Capitol:

The sign says "END U.$. GLOBAL OPPRESSION" < /barf >

I apologize for the picture quality. A 640x480 pixel camera can only do so much.

12 posted on 04/20/2002 7:23:06 PM PDT by Mark Turbo
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To: VA Advogado
Stop it. Just because I believe in freedom, does not imply that I babble.
13 posted on 04/20/2002 7:30:16 PM PDT by patton
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To: **Michigan
A picture of the good guys:


14 posted on 04/20/2002 7:35:42 PM PDT by Mark Turbo
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To: Dan from Michigan
These jerks also disrupted a wedding there. There was a wedding at the capitol, and it was disturbed by the communists. When they were leaving, two of the Wedding Attendents gave us the thumbs up, and didn't have nice things to say about the jerks.

What an umbelievably rude and insensitive thing to do! And I'm at a loss of words for the "dogs against war". LOL I guess it goes to show the west coast nuts are no more nuttier than the midwesterners!

Looks like you guys had a great time. May God bless you all!

15 posted on 04/20/2002 7:41:26 PM PDT by gracie1
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To: Mark Turbo
Good work Michigan Team!
16 posted on 04/20/2002 7:42:09 PM PDT by Bob J
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To: Dan from Michigan

(Just a little levity, Dan!)

17 posted on 04/20/2002 8:24:00 PM PDT by jla
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To: Bob J;gracie1
Good work Michigan Team!
May God bless you all!

Thank you. Here's another picture:

The old lady in the middle had "Blessed are the peacemakers" and other sayings written on that white sheet she's wearing. She talked with us after they finished the rally and she said that if someone came to kill her, she'd let them do it. She's probably in her seventies, but you hate to see somebody so lacking in a sense of self-preservation at any age.

We also talked to a guy who claimed to be a Catholic priest, but was neither affiliated with a specific church nor willing to give a straight answer on where he stood on abortion.

The guy on the right of the picture is holding one of the printed "BOYCOTT ISRAEL" signs.

18 posted on 04/20/2002 9:23:22 PM PDT by Mark Turbo
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To: HockeyPop
I'm actually running now. Precinct Delegate.
19 posted on 04/20/2002 9:23:27 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan
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To: jla
BOOOOOOOOOOOOO
20 posted on 04/20/2002 9:27:58 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan
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To: Mark Turbo
I knew there was one other freeper, but I forgot to ask your screenname. Glad you made it down here.

Any pics of Ponytail from the green party there?

21 posted on 04/20/2002 9:29:19 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan
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To: Mark Turbo
She didn't answer my next question right after that. "Would she let them kill her family?"
22 posted on 04/20/2002 9:29:29 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan
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To: Dan from Michigan
No, I didn't get any of him.
23 posted on 04/20/2002 9:38:57 PM PDT by Mark Turbo
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To: Mark Turbo ; Dave Dilegge ; all
From an email by YAF.

Hey YAFers,
I'd just like to thank everyone who came out today to show their support for the war on terrorism and to help protest against those terrorist-loving commies. They showed up almost an hour late with signs saying "Stop U$ Oppresion" , "Stop BUSH", etc. There was also some old hippie Green party member sporting a Mao button who liked to say F*** You a lot. They even brought a dog with a sign that said "Dogs are victims of war too!". Wow, thanks to the leftists to point out those forgotten casualties. Anyway, we marches down Grand River and then on Michigan following their little parade. We got very positive support from the passing cars who flipped off their group and honked and cheered in praise of our group. We had several flags and signs saying stuff like "USA Kicks ASS", "Anti-War = Pro-Terror", etc. We also brought the megaphone which was great fun as it has the power to allow one YAFer to drown out 25 chanting commies. As they continued on the their great trek to the capitol we decided to take cars. We circled around their demonstration no less than 5 times with the megaphone out the window shouting "USA, USA" and "Pick up the pace Commies!". The first time we came by and blasted the siren at them they all stopped marching and stared. They were scared we were gonna throw something at them or something. As you can imagine, it was great fun!

The leftist continued their walk and we went to the capitol for some drinks. Finally the leftists arrived just in time to ruin some poor couples wedding photo shoot that they were taking at the capitol. The cops were there so we couldn't bring the megaphone but we stood between them and the main street the entire duration of their little rally against the war/ racism/sexism/right-wing south american guerillas/bush/homophobia/ U.S. imperialism and whatever other random commie stuff. Afterwards we had a few heated discussions and made our way back home. The left knows their commie antics won't be tolerated in Lansing. Once again, special thanks to everyone who came out. Photos will be up soon. See you guys later,

24 posted on 04/20/2002 11:43:35 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan
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To: Dan from Michigan
Dan - thanks for the report and a bigger thanks for all of you getting out there in support of our great country. EAGLES UP!
25 posted on 04/21/2002 3:28:48 AM PDT by VaMarVet
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To: Dan from Michigan
I appreciate you and the others standing up for conservatism.


26 posted on 04/21/2002 3:33:46 AM PDT by jla
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To: Dan from Michigan
Thanks for the excellent report Dan. You and the other Michian FReepers are TRUE PATRIOTS for standing up against the anarchists!

Hugs, 2T &;-)


27 posted on 04/21/2002 6:28:51 AM PDT by 2Trievers
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To: 2Trievers
Michian = Michigan &;-)
28 posted on 04/21/2002 6:30:31 AM PDT by 2Trievers
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To: Dan from Michigan;Bluesagewoman;Dogrobber
Ping. These protesters are like the Mississippi; they go on forever.

Dang, I would hate to be so unhappy living in a country that I hate and not be capable of moving. It must be tough.

29 posted on 04/21/2002 1:05:02 PM PDT by zip
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To: Dan from Michigan
We circled around their demonstration no less than 5 times with the megaphone out the window shouting "USA, USA" and "Pick up the pace Commies!". The first time we came by and blasted the siren at them they all stopped marching and stared. They were scared we were gonna throw something at them or something. As you can imagine, it was great fun!

I shouldn't laugh, but, oh why not...BWA HA HA HA! That's for the newlyweds.

Thank you, Dan. (^:

30 posted on 04/21/2002 5:14:23 PM PDT by Ragtime Cowgirl
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To: Dan from Michigan; Mark Turbo
Thanks for being out there, Dan and Mark! FReegards.
31 posted on 04/21/2002 9:30:27 PM PDT by American Preservative
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To: Dan from Michigan
Great job, Dan. Sorry you couldn't join us in D.C., but you were needed in Lansing. Every counter protest counts. FReep On!
32 posted on 04/21/2002 9:59:31 PM PDT by Angelwood
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To: Dan from Michigan
Thanks for being there to counter the anti-American, commie crowd in Lansing! Great report, but no need to flip the bird young man.
33 posted on 04/21/2002 10:11:33 PM PDT by Fred Mertz
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To: Dan from Michigan;Mark Turbo
Thank You
God Bless You
34 posted on 04/21/2002 11:48:22 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: Dan from Michigan; Mark Turbo
Grate job Dan and Mark...sometimes it only takes 2.

I am sure your presence there affected many people.

35 posted on 04/22/2002 12:09:56 AM PDT by Syncro
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To: Fred Mertz
Good job Fred...gotta keep those kids in line...LOL
36 posted on 04/22/2002 12:14:52 AM PDT by Syncro
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To: Dan from Michigan
BTT To the Lansing crowd!! Every littlefreep helps!!!!!!!
37 posted on 04/22/2002 2:26:54 AM PDT by Neets
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To: Dan from Michigan
Great job and Kudos!
38 posted on 04/22/2002 4:59:05 AM PDT by BufordP
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