Skip to comments.(Vanity)Spontaneous Freep of Leftists in the Peoples Republic of the Upper West Side draws crowd!
Posted on 11/02/2002 11:12:07 AM PST by finnman69
I live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in NYC. For those who are not familiar this is ground zero for leftists and hard core socialist style Rats.
Today I went up to the Fairway Market on Broadway and 74th Street to do some shopping. The store is very popular due to its fresh food, great selection, and gourmet items. The store spans 2/3 of the block so it has significant sidewalk traffic and draws great crowds like it did today. The sidewalks in front of the store often have tables set up out front usually soliciting money for animal shelters. This time of year however you see political displays, and they are not conservative or Republican.
Witholding my pride I walked past a prominent Carl McCall(Rat candidate for governor) table with posters , literature and three people manning it. All the staffers were white men and in their 50-s to 60's. To be complete in description, I am 6'1 blonde/scandinavian looking in my early 30's. Next to the McCall Rats was another Democrat with a big poster that said "No War in Iraq" and "protect rent control" on it. Rent control is big with these leftists as they pay $300 a month rents on apartments that would rent for $3000 a month at market rates.
The Wellstone FuneRally fired me up the other night so upon entering the store I immediately starting thinking about the comments I would use to disparage and demoralize these nitwits. The first idea to come to mind was asking how they could support the NY State Democratic party (Hillary & Chuckie voted yes on war)when they had a big No war on Iraq sign.
Shopping was hectic and by the time I left the store I was not in the mood to Freep them. In addition my son was asleep in his stroller, so I figured why bother him. Passing the McCall table I saw more of these bearded 50ish white men with glasses(they all look the same don't they), I was blocked by the busy street traffic from getting right up to them so I decided to walk on, a little down that I let the opportunity go unchallenged.
But then the Freep happened.
At the corner was another 50ish white man with a beard and glasses wearing a Green party button chanting "No War" loudly over and over.
I had had it.
I went right next to the Green and chanted "NUKE IRAQ!" several times. The look of suprise in the face of the greenie was priceless. Judging by his speaking style and demeanor I would say he has engaged in a lot of heavy drug use. First he yelled back "oh yeah nuke Iraq, nuke Iraq". Then he called me a "typical chickenhawk". By then I would say at least 10-15 people had stopped their shopping to stare and watch.
Then something amazing happened.
Another man, intelligent looking, white in his late 50's, looked a little Waspy wearing a baseball hat and barn jacket came right up to the Green and starting tearing into him. "Yes we should nuke Iraq! My son was killed on 9/11, it's because of assh*les like you that he is dead". Now there were more people watching, maybe 20-30, several smiling at the Green get belittled. The Green said to the man " m very sorry about your son", but the man who lost his son continued to call him an assh*le and say "I am so sick of people like you". At that point I added "because of people like you 3000 people died on 9/11".
At this point we both started to walk away down the street together but just before I left, there was a McCall supporter wearing a McCall button watching. As I left I turned to him and said "And McCall is going down by 20 pts!" The McCall white male 50ish supporter was stunned and said nothing.
The man who lost his son laughed when I made the Mccall dig. I wish I could have found a way to tell him about Freerepublic at the time that was appropriate. As we walked away the man continued to tell me how sick of antiwar leftists he was. I told him I agreed and that I felt sorry for the loss of his son.
This all happened an hour ago.
As the old saying goes "If it is up to be, it is up to me"
Congrats on stopping them in their tracks!
Next time you go shopping, bring a camera...we'd love to see pics of this type of thing.
From the East Side. :)
I don't happen to agree with you on Iraq--at all. But I still think it was a great report and revealed far more of the "facts on the ground" than anything we could glean from the corporate media.
All of the "staffers" presiding over the decline and fall of the Catholic Church in America are also white men in their 50-s to 60's.
In fact, most of the "staffers" presiding over the decline and fall of Western Civilization are white men in their 50-s to 60's.
Reading and weeping.
But, as I said---great report...
Thank you for all your work!