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YOU ARE INVITED: Celebrate the D.C. Chapter's 4th Anniversary w/ Counter-Freep of Commies 9/28/02
D.C. Chapter | Thursday, September 19, 2002 | Kristinn

Posted on 09/19/2002 8:22:23 PM PDT by kristinn

The D.C. Chapter of FreeRepublic.com invites all FReepers and lurkers in good standing to come to Washington, D.C. a week from Saturday and celebrate with us as we commemorate our fourth anniversary with a counter-freep of the communists and anarchists who will be ostensibly protesting the World Bank and IMF, but in reality are protesting against America and in favor of communism.

FreeTheHostages explained our reasons for standing against this crowd on this thread:

Hey, I'm with the DC Chapter and I live right near their Ground Zero protests each year. TRUST ME they're only PRETENDING to hate the World Bank. What they actually hate is private property. As per the above news article, they intend to destroy some. They make it clear that they want to harm the entire "system" in downtown DC.

They come, they have banners about the virtues of socialism, etc. Oh, TRUST me, they're socialists. Also there are a lot of Green Party people that come with environmental stuff. (Hey, I even believe there's manmade global warming, but I'd protest their anti-capitalist solutions to it.)

The name of the group is the Anti-Capitalist Convergence. That should give you an idea that globalization is just this banner for their rantings.

Sauropod added: I assure you that no one is more anti-globalization than myself on this forum. Yet I will be out there counter-protesting these eco-fascists. They are not anti-globalization. They are just anti-globalization because they are not the globalists in control.

We will not be demonstrating in favor of the World Bank and IMF. We will be demonstrating in favor of capitalism, private property rights and America.

The D.C. Chapter demonstrated against this same crowd last September 29. That demonstration was peaceful and boisterous. We expect the same atmosphere at this one. Law enforcement officers will be everywhere like last year.

Alas, also like last year, we will have to wait a few more days before we announce our meeting place. The leftists just changed the place of their rally from the Ellipse to the Sylvan Theater at the Washington Monument and have yet to announce a march route.

We will exercise our right to stand on the sidewalk (somewhere) along the parade route and peacefully offer our opinions on their message.

As always, the D.C. Chapter's rules for protesting will be in effect: No violence, no racism, no profanity, no threats, no provocations, obey the law and treat all law enforcement officers with respect.

When: Saturday, September 28. We'll start gathering around 11 a.m.

Where: TBA, in downtown Washington, D.C. along the march route.

Bring: American flags, signs and a sense of humor.

Afterwards: We will have an early dinner to celebrate the 4th anniversary of the D.C. Chapter and plan for our future actions at a restaurant to be determined then.


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KEYWORDS: capitalism; communists; imf; leftists; privateproperty; radicalleft; sedition; traitors; treason; worldbank
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Please spread the word about this counter-freep to your friends and e-mail lists who live within a few hours drive of D.C.

This crowd goes from city to city terrorizing the local populations, causing businesses to lose lots of money and taxpayers to spend millions of dollars to keep them from wreaking havoc.

The D.C. Chapter drew a line in the sand against them last year, and we'll be at that line again this year.

1 posted on 09/19/2002 8:22:23 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn; Dave Dilegge; leadpenny; sauropod; Doctor Raoul; The Glaswegian; ELS; Marylander; TBP; ...
Ping!!
2 posted on 09/19/2002 8:32:34 PM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: kristinn; 2yearlurker; 69ConvertibleFirebird; 7thson; AbeLincoln; Abundy; AL932; AnnaSASsyFR; ...
Ping !!
3 posted on 09/19/2002 8:38:28 PM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: tgslTakoma
I have lots of new ideas for signs. Thanks for the ping.

Hopefully, we'll know more tomorrow about the march route and other plans of these protesting groups.
4 posted on 09/19/2002 8:40:23 PM PDT by Angelwood
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To: agrace; Alberta's Child; AM2000; AmericanGirl329; Antoninus; Arhaggelos; Atticus; Bars4Bill; ...
Ping !!
5 posted on 09/19/2002 8:50:04 PM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: kristinn
I'm in. Announcement of my own forthcoming. 'Pod
6 posted on 09/19/2002 8:58:07 PM PDT by sauropod
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To: tgslTakoma
Thanks for the ping. I'll be with you in spirit, but my body will be in Phoenix for the SAF Gun Rights Policy Conference that weekend. I'll have to wait until CPAC to see you all again.
7 posted on 09/19/2002 9:08:31 PM PDT by Badray
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To: kristinn; Angelwood; tgslTakoma; sauropod
Wish we could join you all on the 28th. We'll certainly be with you in spirit.

Go get those Commies! And... Happy 4th Anniversary, D.C. Chapter!

nutmeg & zelig

8 posted on 09/19/2002 9:12:04 PM PDT by nutmeg
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To: nutmeg; zelig
We'll miss you too! Kristinn said to bring good signs and a good sense of humor: you guys always do both!
9 posted on 09/19/2002 9:19:02 PM PDT by FreeTheHostages
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To: kristinn
Sauropod said it best: the only thing they hate about the World Bank is that they're not in charge of it. They want more $ taken from U.S. taxpayers and given abroad. They want forgiveness of world debt.

I'll bring a sense of humor. It is sort of funny that these green party people totally LITTER my front yard. These self-proclaimed environmentalists little everywhere! I wish they'd litter in their own front yard.

My prediction: the city will not let them troop about as in years past. It costs our city police force *a lot* to protect the citizens every time they invade, and that means I have to pay more taxes. Everyone thinks of DC as a good place to go and protest, but for those of us who live there, and for our police force (both city and federal) already burdened with security precautions after 9/11, it's really inappropriate in a time of war to come to town and add to the chaos.

I'm not sure the city should agree to give them a protest permit except under very restrictive conditions. I think they the city and the feds should do themselves a favor and put them on a much shorter leash and not let them destroy so much. Sure, it's their right to protest. But if people SAY they're coming to down to disrupt things and destroy property, I think the city has a perfect right to curtail their movement. I'd be really surprise if they were permitted to go anywhere/do anything this year. Here's to hoping they won't be permitted to do this.
10 posted on 09/19/2002 9:26:54 PM PDT by FreeTheHostages
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To: FreeTheHostages
I am reminded of this post, on another thread about the hate America folks who protested last weekend in San Francisco.

You know, I'm not seeing any of those giant puppet head thingies. I just can't take these freaks seriously until they bust out the puppet heads. Until then, it's all just talk.

59 posted on 9/16/02 12:23 AM Eastern by rogue yam

I think making some of those would qualify as having a sense of humor...

11 posted on 09/19/2002 9:28:38 PM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: FreeTheHostages; Gore_ War_ Vet
My prediction: the city will not let them troop about as in years past.

I'm not too sure about that, FTH. Apparently today the illustrious Chief Ramsey recommended that folks who drive to work in DC or have to come in for other business should bring something to drink and a bag lunch, and prepare for traffic jams longer than usual. It doesn't seem like Chief Ramsey wants to do much to uphold the rule of law and keep the peace in DC this time.

Note to Gore_ War_ Vet:
That last sentence I wrote probably doesn't apply to you or your Patriots Rally truck. Ramsey will no doubt be ready to throw the book at you and the #@!* truck.

12 posted on 09/19/2002 9:39:06 PM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: FreeTheHostages; 47carollann; ned13; KLT; Ann Coulter; All
Sauropod always says it best. heh! 'Pod
13 posted on 09/19/2002 10:01:10 PM PDT by sauropod
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To: kristinn; Dave Dilegge
"I love focus groups."

Awaiting further instructions.
14 posted on 09/20/2002 12:39:51 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: leadpenny; kristinn; Angelwood; sauropod; Jimmy Valentine's brother; FreeTheHostages
Count me in - flags of course - music anyone? Boom box and patriotic music standing by awaiting further orders.
15 posted on 09/20/2002 12:53:24 AM PDT by VaMarVet
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To: tgslTakoma
Oops - heya B - see you there.
16 posted on 09/20/2002 12:54:05 AM PDT by VaMarVet
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To: kristinn
Good luck...stay safe.
17 posted on 09/20/2002 1:46:56 AM PDT by A Navy Vet
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To: tgslTakoma
Thanks for the ping & Bttt
18 posted on 09/20/2002 5:03:52 AM PDT by firewalk
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To: kristinn
Pray for rain.

And soap.

19 posted on 09/20/2002 5:05:51 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: kristinn; tgslTakoma; GunsareOK; Dave Dilegge; EternalVigilance
Hmmmm, I'll have to get approval first from Freeper Jay Wolfe campaign manager Eternal Vigilance. If he can afford me taking a day off to attend this event and I'm caught-up with all 58 precincts and the other four counties in my region by next week, then I'll be there with our Montani Semper Liberi flag flying proud!
20 posted on 09/20/2002 5:10:01 AM PDT by RFP
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To: FreeTheHostages
"Chief" Ramsey should be calling out the National Guard and revoking permits for this crowd because of their stated intentions to massively violate the law, block traffic and shut down our nation's capital in a time of war on Friday.

Instead, the "Chief" is advising law abiding motorists to bring a book and a sandwich to pass the time as they sit in long back-ups.

There are no calls for law breaking on Saturday. If they hold to their pattern, most of the anarchists will have gotten themselves arrested by then.

21 posted on 09/20/2002 5:13:05 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn
Gosh, after reading about last year's counterprotest, this sounds like a lot of fun! :)
22 posted on 09/20/2002 5:39:59 AM PDT by MWS
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To: A Navy Vet
Aye, aye, sir. Thanks.
23 posted on 09/20/2002 5:56:30 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: RFP
We'd love to have you stand with us. Hope things are going well with the campaign.
24 posted on 09/20/2002 6:05:02 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn
I certainly plan to be there, flag in hand.

Not sure yet if Lurker Ann can attend. But I know she wants to.

25 posted on 09/20/2002 6:05:06 AM PDT by spaceman spiff
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To: All
Update on the protests from the Washington Times.
26 posted on 09/20/2002 6:06:50 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: tgslTakoma
Morning bump -- warpaint, anyone?
27 posted on 09/20/2002 6:15:18 AM PDT by Angelwood
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To: kristinn
I'll try to be there.
28 posted on 09/20/2002 6:51:36 AM PDT by LetsRok
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To: kristinn; Gore_ War_ Vet
Wow, Kristinn, you're totally right about Chief Ramsey. I wish he'd protect all the rest of us by curtailing the leftists rampage through the streets a little better.

Now, a la reprise of Stand Watie's "protect the women and children," I say: "Protect Gore_War_Vet's truck!"
29 posted on 09/20/2002 7:13:03 AM PDT by FreeTheHostages
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To: kristinn
BUMP!

Keep in mind that most of these commies side with our enemies in Iraq.

30 posted on 09/20/2002 10:13:03 AM PDT by adam stevens
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To: Angelwood
Are they expecting 10,000+ eco-commies this year too?
31 posted on 09/20/2002 10:18:53 AM PDT by Fred Mertz
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To: Fred Mertz
We have no numbers yet. The Washington Times article states, "One activist said he expects the protesters, who represent a broad spectrum of environmental and social causes, to be a "smaller, more militant" group."

There were 10,000 in 2000 and about 4,500 last year.
32 posted on 09/20/2002 10:44:05 AM PDT by Angelwood
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To: tgslTakoma
Damn!!! I would've liked to attend this FReep and would have, but will harrassing DEMS in Renoland (FLA) that weekend. Good Luck!!
33 posted on 09/20/2002 11:03:03 AM PDT by Dutchy
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To: Angelwood; kristinn
I'm sorry, I won't be able to attend this FReep. Please be careful and cautious, remember the tense situation we had this last April 22, when the police failed to protect our Patroits Rally from those creeps. Be firm but tactful and make sure that the police provide proper security. Good Luck!!
34 posted on 09/20/2002 11:09:06 AM PDT by Dutchy
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To: Dutchy
We'll miss you.
35 posted on 09/20/2002 1:47:53 PM PDT by Angelwood
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To: tgslTakoma
Going to the George Allen Hoe-Down in Richmond. Have a good time, all. I plan to.
36 posted on 09/20/2002 2:02:31 PM PDT by GunsareOK
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To: tgslTakoma
BUMP!!!
37 posted on 09/20/2002 2:16:35 PM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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Wash. Times Takes Ramsey to Task:

Shut down the protesters
House Editorial

Published 9/20/2002

Metropolitan Police Chief Charles Ramsey is trying to reassure us that he has, or will have, everything under control next Friday, the day the Anti-Capitalist Convergence and other hooligans plan to shut down the nation's capital. His comments make us nervous.

Chief Ramsey is urging commuters not to drive to work and school that day. If we do, he suggests that we bring "a sandwich and a good CD to listen to because you could be stuck in traffic for awhile." There is no humor in his comments.

The Anti-Capitalist Convergence (ACC) and other violence-prone groups will be in town next week to demonstrate against the annual meeting of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. On Sept. 27, the day before the meeting, the protesters plan to block motorists from entering the city. "The chief has a very good assessment of what to expect," ACC organizer Michael Loadenthal said. "We are planning to shut the city down."

Those unadulterated threats must not be taken lightly. Protesters are planning a massive bike rollout smack in the middle of morning rush hour at Union Station. They plan other morning disruptions near City Hall and the White House. Additional plans will be firmed up at meetings held over the next few days at D.C. public libraries. So beware — these meetings must be open to law enforcement and the general public.

The chief's plan to deal with this — don't drive, or "bring a sandwich and a good CD" — is unacceptable. That would spell victory for the hoodlums.

Clearly, what Chief Ramsey must do is thwart the protesters' plans. Shut them down before they cause trouble. For starters, the chief should look into prohibiting their bus caravans from parking. The organizers' preselected parking lots include several Metro locations — including Greenbelt, Stadium-Armory and Franconia-Springfield. Those lots, as well as others controlled by Metro, are primarily there for daily commuters. Surely, there are legal options — in the name of public safety — to prohibit private buses from using those facilities. Besides, more commuters will be utilizing those parking lots now that the chief has discouraged them from driving to work and school.

Instead of trying to play the protesters' "game," as Chief Ramsey characterized the situation, he should be steps ahead, thinking of ways to shut them down before they can cause any serious trouble.

38 posted on 09/20/2002 3:06:03 PM PDT by VaMarVet
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To: tgslTakoma
I will do my best to be there!!

Please keep me posted : )

Thanks for the Ping!

39 posted on 09/20/2002 4:21:49 PM PDT by The Mayor
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. . . remember the tense situation we had this last April 22, when the police failed to protect our Patroits Rally from those creeps.

I respectfully disagree, Dutchy. Under the circumstances, I thought the DC Police did an excellent job of keeping the lid on things in April. Last September, the police were more than ready for trouble as they stood between the unwashed and the rest of us on Pennsylvania Ave. In any case, there is no way the "Hate America Crowd" is going to keep me away next Saturday.

Good evening, Takoma.

40 posted on 09/20/2002 4:36:27 PM PDT by leadpenny
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To: kristinn
Boy this ia a tough house!

Alex I'll take "Sidebars" for a thousand.
41 posted on 09/20/2002 5:10:34 PM PDT by Gore_ War_ Vet
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To: kristinn
Sorry Kristinn, I'll be in the People's Republic of California for my High School Class Reunion on Saturday.
42 posted on 09/20/2002 5:43:54 PM PDT by P8riot
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To: Dave Dilegge
Count me in - flags of course - music anyone? Boom box and patriotic music standing by awaiting further orders.

Sounds good to me. It'll be great to see you again out on the line with us. I'll bring a box to stand on, so's I can give you a big hug when I see you!

43 posted on 09/20/2002 6:23:26 PM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: kristinn
There are no calls for law breaking on Saturday. If they hold to their pattern, most of the anarchists will have gotten themselves arrested by then.

And they'll get their semi-annual shower while staying at the Hotel DC.

44 posted on 09/20/2002 6:27:18 PM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: RFP
Well, we do need Jay Wolfe to win in November; so we'll understand if he needs you. We'll miss you, but we'll understand.
45 posted on 09/20/2002 6:29:28 PM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: Angelwood
Morning bump -- warpaint, anyone?

Of course!

46 posted on 09/20/2002 6:30:49 PM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: Dutchy
If you can't be here to stand with us against this brand of leftists, I can't think of a better place for you to be than to be on the street in Florida harassing the corrupt leftist DEMS.

It's gotta be freaking out the left to see conservatives taking to the streets all over the country for demonstrations against them and their causes. We've evolved, and they remain their old, tired, whining selves :-)

47 posted on 09/20/2002 6:40:20 PM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: The Mayor
Will do! We'll be looking forward to seeing you there!
48 posted on 09/20/2002 6:41:34 PM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: leadpenny
Howdy, leadpenny. I've not had much chance to be online this week. My job will be taking all my time for the next 5 days or so. We're all running on caffeine and nicotine at work. So please forgive me if I don't answer up right away... and also please ping our threads while I'm slaving away in the caves. ;-)
49 posted on 09/20/2002 6:48:03 PM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: Gore_ War_ Vet; Sidebar Moderator
We could ask the sidebar moderator to help us out?
50 posted on 09/20/2002 6:51:31 PM PDT by tgslTakoma
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