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Operation Infinite FReep - DC After Action Report

Posted on 01/18/2003 3:47:24 PM PST by LisaFab

LisaFab checking in from frigid but still FREE Washington, DC.

Sitting in our nice warm hotel room after a cold yet inspiring day of standing up for freedom and against the equally ignorant and arrogant America-haters we encountered all over DC today.

The weekend started out well with a planning dinner last night with about 40 intrepid FReepers and supporters at the Orleans House restaurant. I'm sure others will fill in the details as this is just a quick update so that we can go out for a few adult beverages before Amtraking back to CT tomorrow morning - we will however first join a few at the White House to act as 'human shields' for President Bush as the other side plans to dress up as 'weapons inpectors' (ha ha).

At 9:00 AM (temperature 9 degrees) had our rally of about 80 folks with great speakers including Curtis Sliwa who spoke with great fervor in support of our cause. (Details of rally to follow.)

The rally ended about 11:30. After lunch, we made our way by Metro to the Marine barracks to watch the 'march.' On the Metro we were confronted by some polite peaceniks, who, after seeing my stylish FR jacket asked "are you people with that conservative group that supports this war?" I answered: "We are with the conservative group that supports the US Military and its Commander In Chief." After a few more minutes of banter we reached our common destination.

As we made our way toward the Marine Barracks we actually were walking with the peaceniks as they were illegally 'marching' on the sidewalk (the worst part of the trip.). When we got to the FR command post the group was already giving it to the protesters. Waving flags, holding posters with pithy sayings, chanting with and without bullhorns and generally engaging the 'enemy'. It was exhilarating to say the least.

My sign: "Pacifists Are The Parasites of Freedom" (not the one pictured on another thread but GMTA) got a lot of attention photo-wise as did NaysToShays: "A.N.S.W.E.R.? You're Commies!" Every time an anti-Bush chant or poster went by I confronted the authors with the question: "How did you like Clinton's wars? Were they racist? Why are only Bush's wars unjust?" The silence was deafening - the few who did answer said they thought ALL wars were unjust. I replied: "That's funny, I didn't see you on CNN protesting then." A real show-stopper, I have to say.

Well, it's getting to be Miller-Time so OI will say Eagles Up to all who FReeped all over the USA today. Hope you feel as good as I do tonight.


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1 posted on 01/18/2003 3:47:24 PM PST by LisaFab
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2 posted on 01/18/2003 3:48:32 PM PST by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: LisaFab
THANKS FOR BEING THERE!
3 posted on 01/18/2003 3:52:49 PM PST by hoosiermama
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To: hoosiermama
It was an honor being there with so many Veterans, the DC Chapter and all who participated.
4 posted on 01/18/2003 4:04:04 PM PST by LisaFab (Loved FReepin the Freaks!)
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To: LisaFab
I FEEL YOUR "PRIDE"! Guess nobody needed to "put ice on it today"!
5 posted on 01/18/2003 4:08:02 PM PST by hoosiermama
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To: LisaFab
Thank you for braving the CCCCold weather.

I love the text of your sign...

PACIFISTS ARE THE PARASITES OF FREEDOM

6 posted on 01/18/2003 4:11:45 PM PST by Luke FReeman (pacifists are parasites of Liberty!)
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To: FreeTheHostages; MudPuppy
Thought you might want to read this!
7 posted on 01/18/2003 4:13:08 PM PST by hoosiermama
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To: Luke FReeman
Thanks but the credit goes to strick68 who responded to my request for slogans with : "Pacifists Are Freedoms's Parasites."
8 posted on 01/18/2003 4:16:44 PM PST by LisaFab (Loved FReepin the Freaks!)
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To: LisaFab
Thanks for the report. DogRobber and I have looked forward to this all week. Your dedication is inspiring.
9 posted on 01/18/2003 4:16:48 PM PST by bluesagewoman
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To: bluesagewoman
Thanks. I made a typo in the number of people at our morning rally. I meant 180. And also thanks to the DC and NYC Guardian Angels who rode the Metro and kept on eye on things in general.
10 posted on 01/18/2003 4:23:53 PM PST by LisaFab (Loved FReepin the Freaks!)
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To: LisaFab; Trueblackman; Taxman; FreeTheHostages; kristinn
One of my highlights fer the day was Trueblackman (aka Kevin Martin of FNC Fame and "Fortune"**...LOL!!) spending a good half-hour converting the only Lib'ral heckler of the day to hard-core conservativism!! Alan, if yer out there FReepin'...we feel yer pain, dude!!

LOL...MUD

**BTW...did y'all know that FNC guests don't git paid a cent fer guesting on the shows?! Do Hannity and Colmes work fer FRee, too?!

11 posted on 01/18/2003 5:16:15 PM PST by Mudboy Slim (Liberate Iraq....NOW!!)
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To: LisaFab
Great meeting someone form my old neck of the woods. I had a great time at the rally and counter-protest.

It was pretty cold - in the teens at the onset and then it warmed up by the time we got to the Marine Barracks. The rally was terrific. There were a lot of excellent speakers including Curtis Sliwa (founder of The Guardian Angels). We then moved on to the Marine barracks on 8th Street. The police asked us to stand on the opposite side of the street from the barracks so we moved over there before the cisrcus parade came by. It was filled with the usual suspects.

Just before the parade came by the police came out and formed two long lines - one in front of the barracks and one in front of us. Chief Ramsey came by and shook all the cops hands that were in front of us.

When the parade started we began several chants and many of us got inot some lively but civil discussions with many of the protesters. The Guardian Angels then arrived and blocked the sidewalk to the North so the protestors couldn't circle around behind us.

I am sure that Angelwwod will do her usual superior job of giving the blow by blow so I will just give a link to some pictures I took here.

12 posted on 01/18/2003 5:21:38 PM PST by L_Von_Mises
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To: kristinn; BufordP; ironman; leadpenny; FreeTheHostages; tgslTakoma; Taxman; Angelwood; ...
DC Chapter Ping: I posted some pics here. I know I missed some people - I am bad with names so I am apologizing in advance.
13 posted on 01/18/2003 5:26:30 PM PST by L_Von_Mises
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To: LisaFab
AP video with some images from the rally
14 posted on 01/18/2003 5:39:35 PM PST by L_Von_Mises
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To: LisaFab
Thanks for being a human shield.

I can imagine that there will be a time in the very near future when the United States and our President will need a big show of support. I know he needed a show of support today and I let him and you down by not being there. I will be there when the forces gather

15 posted on 01/18/2003 5:41:18 PM PST by rface (Ashland, Missouri)
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To: LisaFab; lainie; Fred Mertz; Exit148
See also, from:

"PACIFISTS ARE THE PARASITES OF FREEDOM"
and Other Images of the Protests (good and bad)

various | January 18, 2003
Posted on 01/18/2003 2:51 PM PST by lainie

Thank you patriots wherever you are!

CLICK HERE for more
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To: lainie; Timesink

From:

Protesters Gathering To Oppose War (Washington Post - HEAVY FreeRepublic Coverage!)
The Washington Post ^ | January 18, 2003 | Ann Marchand
Posted on 01/18/2003 9:18 AM PST by Timesink

washingtonpost.com

Protesters Gathering To Oppose War

By Ann Marchand
washingtonpost.com Staff Writer

Saturday, January 18, 2003; 11:52 AM

Tens of thousands of people have converged on the National Mall this morning to rally against U.S. military operations in Iraq, and a smaller group also gathered to express support for military action.

[...]

Not everyone on the Mall today is opposing military involvement in Iraq. A group of counter-protesters assembled about 9 a.m. to demonstrate support for both U.S. troops abroad and Bush's policies toward Iraq.

Kristinn Taylor, a co-leader of Free Republic, a conservative news and activism Web site that helped organize the event, said that 200 to 400 people were expected to turn out for the counter-protest, which is also supported by the D.C. chapter of MOVEOUT (Marines and Other Veterans Engaging Outrageous Un-American Traitors).

Taylor said that the group supports the president's policies toward Iraq because to do nothing "is the enslavement of the Iraqi people and the Iraqi government having weapons of mass destruction."

Kathryn C. Wood, of Burke, Va., a co-leader of Free Republic, said, "We're out here to support the troops. They defend our freedom and our rights."

[...]
Excerpted - click for full article ^
Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A6918-2003Jan17.html-- snip --

To: Timesink

See also, from Yahoo! News:

Leslie Montague holds a sign during a counter-demonstration in Washington, January 18, 2003. While thousands of anti-war protesters gathered on the National Mall, a counter-demonstration of war veterans, billed as a "Patriot's Rally" in support of U.S. troops, also began assembling near the Vietnam War memorial. REUTERS/Mannie Garcia
- Jan 18 12:09 PM ET

EDITORS: ADDING NAME OF SUBJECT U.S. Marine Corps veteran Joel Kernodoe salutes the Vietnam War memorial during a counter-demonstration in Washington January 18, 2003. While thousands of anti-war protesters gathered on the National Mall, a counter-demonstration of war veterans, billed as a "Patriot's Rally" in support of U.S. troops, also began assembling near the Vietnam War memorial. REUTERS/Mannie Garcia
- Jan 18 12:09 PM ET

With the Washington Monument in the background, a woman holds a sign during a counter-demonstration in Washington, January 18, 2003. While thousands of anti-war protesters gathered on the National Mall, a counter-demonstration of war veterans, billed as a "Patriot's Rally" in support of U.S. troops, also began assembling near the Vietnam War memorial. REUTERS/Molly Riley
- Jan 18 11:22 AM ET

A woman wrapped in a "Liberty" blanket battles the cold while Joanne Mel (R) of New Jersey holds a sign during a counter-demonstration in Washington, January 18, 2003. While thousands of anti-war protesters gathered on the National Mall, a counter-demonstration of war veterans, billed as a "Patriot's Rally" in support of U.S. troops, also began assembling near the Vietnam War memorial. REUTERS/Molly Riley
- Jan 18 11:20 AM ET

A U.S. Marine Corps veteran salutes the Vietnam War memorial during a counter-demonstration in Washington, January 18, 2003. While thousands of anti-war protesters gathered on the National Mall, the counter-demonstration billed as a "Patriot's Rally" in support of U.S. troops, also began assembling near the war memorial. REUTERS/Mannie Garcia
- Jan 18 11:11 AM ET

A woman battles the abnormally low temperatures while carrying a sign during a counter-demonstration in Washington, January 18, 2003. While thousands of anti-war protesters gathered on the national mall, a counter-demonstration of war veterans billed as a "Patriot's Rally," also began assembling near the Veitnam Vieteran's memrial. REUTERS/Mannie Garcia
- Jan 18 10:57 AM ET

25 posted on 01/18/2003 12:55 PM PST by RonDog

28 posted on 01/18/2003 3:59 PM PST by RonDog


16 posted on 01/18/2003 5:47:39 PM PST by RonDog
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To: RonDog; tgslTakoma; Delphinium
"RATS're DOLTS!!"
(To be sung to R.E.M.'s "Catapult")

Ooooohhh...FReep DemLib'ral boys!!
Ooooohhh...FReep DemLib'ral girls!!

The Left's in shock...America's turned them off!!
Cowards with no soul...ugly cows!! Question...
"Do they diss anything?! Does Left regret a thing?!
Why's Slick still their King?! Don't the Truth mean a thing?!"
RATS're Dolts!! (RATS are Dolts...) RATS're Dolts!!
RATS're Dolts!! (RATS are Dolts...) RATS're Dolts!!

Ooooohhh...Beat DemLib'ral boys!!
Ooooohhh...Teach DemLib'ral girls!!

Let's FRee Iraq, Let's FRY that Damned Sodom!!
Cowards fear our roll...shut their mouths!!
Osama bin Clinton, yer mother regrets her kids!!
Fear the Power of the Right!! A question:
"Did Slick miss purposely? Why did Bill bite her lip?
Voters, 'tis YOU I blame!! This year, please vote fer change!!!"
RATS're Dolts!! (RATS are Dolts...) RATS're Dolts!!
RATS're Dolts!! (RATS are Dolts...) RATS're Dolts!!

Folks...FReedom hearkens...
Bush...shall seek Justice!!
RATS're Dolts!! (RATS are Dolts...) RATS're Dolts!!
RATS're Dolts!! (RATS are Dolts...) RATS're Dolts!!

Ooooohhh...FReep DemEffete Boys!!
Ooooohhh...FReep DemAirhead Girls!!
The Left's in Shock...Networks have been turned off...
Cowerin' in White Towers, Losin' Power!!
Right Shall Make Its Stand!! Forefathers, they went thru this...
Fear the Power of Our Roll...no question:
"House, it shall RE-IMPEACH!! Senate shall then CONVICT!!
Next, We'll INDICT Left's Creep(s)!! Jury Shall then CONVICT!!"
RATS're Dolts!! (RATS are Dolts...) Prison 'HO!!
RATS're Dolts!! (RATS are Dolts...) Slick's a 'HO!!

Mudboy Slim (19 August 2002)

BTW...Time to take off the gloves and point out how ridiculous the DemonRAT's Party has become...just a bunch of whinin' LeftyLosers beggin' fer scraps from the Table of the All-Powerful Federal Leviathan!! Quotes, links, cartoons, and personal stories are welcomed if they serve to educate the Sheeple as to what they're voting for when they vote for any candidate who would caucus fer either D'asshole or li'l Dickie Gephardt!!

This could get fun...MUD

1 posted on 08/19/2002 11:12 AM EDT by Mudboy Slim

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...MUD

17 posted on 01/18/2003 6:02:07 PM PST by Mudboy Slim (Liberate Iraq....NOW!!)
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To: LisaFab
Here is a short story from NBC 4 in DC on the protest with a brief mention of the rally:

Thousands Attend Anti-War Rally Activists Listen To Speeches, March To Military Bases

WASHINGTON -- Thousands of protesters gathered on the National Mall Saturday for an organized protest against a possible war with Iraq.

Protesters from around the nation are expected to join the events. Stages and sound equipment were set up earlier in the week.

The protesters said the biggest threat to world peace is coming from Washington, not from any rogue nation. The activists also argued that President Bush's threats are motivated more by oil prices than by world peace.

There were also plenty of police officers to provide security on the Mall. Officers said they encountered only minor problems during the rallies.

International A.N.S.W.E.R. (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) hosted the protest in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Speakers included the Rev. Jesse Jackson; the Rev. Al Sharpton; Ron Kovic, a Vietnam veteran and the author of "Born On The Fourth Of July", and Mahdi Bray, the executive director of the Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation.

Some demonstrators carried signs protesting military action while others suggest the problems of the world can be linked directly to Bush administration policies. One sign said "Bush's foreign policy is a bomb." Another said "Attack on Iraq equals more terrorism."

While many demonstrators were college age, others represented the Vietnam, Korea and World War Two generations. They gathered in the shadow of the Capitol before making a symbolic statement to the U.S. military by marching past the Marine and Navy facilities in the District.

However, not everyone on the Mall this weekend was against the war plans. A "patriots' rally" started at 9:30 Saturday morning to support soldiers overseas.

Organizers of the counter-protest point out that anti-war protesters appear to be supporting countries and military organizations that have killed Americans.

Link to slideshow with some pics form the rally here

18 posted on 01/18/2003 6:07:21 PM PST by L_Von_Mises
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To: L_Von_Mises
That's a lot of Patriot's Rally pics for a D.C. NBC affiliate; I'm impressed. Thanks for the link!

Earlier in the day, a group of counter protesters held a rally at the Vietnam Memorial to show their support for the soldiers and their military leaders. The counter protesters called their gathering the "Patriots' Rally."


19 posted on 01/18/2003 6:38:05 PM PST by lainie
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To: LisaFab; All
I AM SO PROUD TO BE A FREEPER!!

Thanks you to each and every one of you for what you did today. I did the same here in Colorado today and am feeling pretty good about it. Keep it Up! Our country needs YOU!!

All the Best!

20 posted on 01/18/2003 6:42:15 PM PST by Trteamer (guardian of the useful idiot free zone)
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To: L_Von_Mises
C-SPAN had this misfit rally on at 8:00 and I watched Jessica Lange make an ass of herself, some incoherent Palastinian screamed a few minutes and when the "organizer" of this thing, Brian Battle(?) or something like that. I couln't take another second of it.

Where do these people come from...are they all on the government dole...I can't imagine them holding a real job.

21 posted on 01/18/2003 6:42:35 PM PST by cfrels
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To: LisaFab
BUMP!
22 posted on 01/18/2003 6:46:05 PM PST by The Real Deal
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To: L_Von_Mises
Nice of the unbiased news medial to locate a poll against the war next to the story.

Funny, when I choose: "Yes, Saddam is a threat" the vote doesn't record. (Well, it could be my fault, I use adsubtract :) Should I demand a recount?

23 posted on 01/18/2003 7:04:08 PM PST by OneLoyalAmerican (Perfect world: GWB threatens retalatory deployment of all anti-USA types to Iraq. Saddam kills self.)
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To: LisaFab; kristinn
I saw you guys on FOX! I was at the gym and watching the coverage of the rally. Yoiu stood out from the smelly, scummy mob of hippies with patriotic signs, flags and clean cut folks! Nice job DC!
24 posted on 01/18/2003 7:09:54 PM PST by CARepubGal (Vegetarian meaneth bad hunter (from Ren Faire))
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To: LisaFab; All
Thank You Patriots
25 posted on 01/18/2003 7:11:03 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
The Sewer Backed Up Into the Street Today

Peaceniks, Greens
Abortion proponents
Hollywood Communists
Blatant Islamists

Washed-up folk singers
Yesterday's fools
Odorous hippies
Idiot tools

Anarchists and haters
Of every stripe
Mouthing piles
Of treasonous tripe

Farakhan's minions
Arafat friends
Hating Jews
It never ends

North Koreans cheer
Sadaam delights
No matter the threat
They will not fight!

But if the Mullahs
Got their way
They'd beg our soldiers
To save the day

Quietly, of course
In a craven whine
Too cowardly themselves
To put it on the line

EV
26 posted on 01/18/2003 7:12:03 PM PST by EternalVigilance
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To: EternalVigilance
Great Poem!
27 posted on 01/18/2003 7:24:20 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: LisaFab
9 degrees this morning???? Now I think I was colder than I thought????

I did find that standing on the snowy areas was a lot colder on the tootsies than the just plain frozen grassy patches!

Those Sliwa Stalwarts were something. They had those berets on, but NOTHING on their ears. I said to Curtis that he should have berets with ear flaps - he just laughed. You have to hand it to those guys. They took the cold like the he-men that they are.

The interviews I had were from Reuters, The Wash. Post and CBS and ???CCD???(whoever and whatever they are). They all seem to start out with the same question "What are you doing here?" Don't they have a clue?? One wanted to know my opinion on the anti-war people's position. I said "What position?" I said that if there were 10,000 of them, then there would be 10,000 positions, and a lot of them over there had an agenda. I also said that most of them were probably well-meaning people who got caught up in a media movement, but if you asked half of them to pick out Iraq in a map----they probable couldn't! Another reporter ended the interview very quickly when I didn't act like a VRWC fascist. I quietly told her that I was anti-war, too. I said "Who in the world WANTS war?" I said "No one here WANTS war, we just want Hussein out of there and out of power, by whatever means it takes, including exile." I guess that wasn't what she wanted to hear, so she moved off to someone else.

One incident was kind of funny. There were a couple of passing anti-war types on their way to their rally. They saw my poster (BEST DEFENSE? GOOD OFFENSE?) and came up to me and asked what my sign meant. So I read it to them, and asked them what was so difficult about its meaning. Of course they were in their liberal put-down mode, so the guy repeats his question. I decided to have some fun, so I started with the word 'best' and translated that for him. I said the next word was a little harder, but would he bear with me for a bit while I explained it to him. The whole thing went on this way and then I showed him the other side of my poster (PEACE THRU STRENGTH) and asked if he had difficulty with its meaning. He then went into his real rant and talked about the money being wasted on Iraq when there were people hungry in the world. I was tired of this guy by now, so I told him to empety his own pockets and give it to the hungry and to stop bothering me! He left.

All of our speakers were inspiring. Nothing like the screaming I'm hearing on the C-Span re-run.

One thing I was pleased to see on TV was the posting of President Bushs 'war poll' backing, as a contrast to the news about these nation-wide rallies. I hope the socialist leaning of these speakers at the anti-war thingy was not lost on the Ameican public.

I didn't (couldn't) get to the barracks, bu it sure was nice to be with all my friends last night, and sharing the crisp, brisk, morning in the park.

What's a Patti Smith?

28 posted on 01/18/2003 7:27:47 PM PST by Exit148
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To: LisaFab
9 degrees this morning???? Now I think I was colder than I thought????

I did find that standing on the snowy areas was a lot colder on the tootsies than the just plain frozen grassy patches!

Those Sliwa Stalwarts were something. They had those berets on, but NOTHING on their ears. I said to Curtis that he should have berets with ear flaps - he just laughed. You have to hand it to those guys. They took the cold like the he-men that they are.

The interviews I had were from Reuters, The Wash. Post and CBS and ???CCD???(whoever and whatever they are). They all seem to start out with the same question "What are you doing here?" Don't they have a clue?? One wanted to know my opinion on the anti-war people's position. I said "What position?" I said that if there were 10,000 of them, then there would be 10,000 positions, and a lot of them over there had an agenda. I also said that most of them were probably well-meaning people who got caught up in a media movement, but if you asked half of them to pick out Iraq in a map----they probable couldn't! Another reporter ended the interview very quickly when I didn't act like a VRWC fascist. I quietly told her that I was anti-war, too. I said "Who in the world WANTS war?" I said "No one here WANTS war, we just want Hussein out of there and out of power, by whatever means it takes, including exile." I guess that wasn't what she wanted to hear, so she moved off to someone else.

One incident was kind of funny. There were a couple of passing anti-war types on their way to their rally. They saw my poster (BEST DEFENSE? GOOD OFFENSE?) and came up to me and asked what my sign meant. So I read it to them, and asked them what was so difficult about its meaning. Of course they were in their liberal put-down mode, so the guy repeats his question. I decided to have some fun, so I started with the word 'best' and translated that for him. I said the next word was a little harder, but would he bear with me for a bit while I explained it to him. The whole thing went on this way and then I showed him the other side of my poster (PEACE THRU STRENGTH) and asked if he had difficulty with its meaning. He then went into his real rant and talked about the money being wasted on Iraq when there were people hungry in the world. I was tired of this guy by now, so I told him to empety his own pockets and give it to the hungry and to stop bothering me! He left.

All of our speakers were inspiring. Nothing like the screaming I'm hearing on the C-Span re-run.

One thing I was pleased to see on TV was the posting of President Bushs 'war poll' backing, as a contrast to the news about these nation-wide rallies. I hope the socialist leaning of these speakers at the anti-war thingy was not lost on the Ameican public.

I didn't (couldn't) get to the barracks, bu it sure was nice to be with all my friends last night, and sharing the crisp, brisk, morning in the park.

What's a Patti Smith?

29 posted on 01/18/2003 7:28:43 PM PST by Exit148
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To: Exit148
OOPS!
30 posted on 01/18/2003 7:29:46 PM PST by Exit148
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To: Exit148
I am gagging watching CSPAN tonight...

THe reason these people have the right to march and speak out is because of past WARs and victory.

BLAH
31 posted on 01/18/2003 7:41:00 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: LisaFab
Planned Parenthood celebrates 30 years of Roe v. Wade
Images taken from http://www.victorlams.com/etc/



32 posted on 01/18/2003 7:45:48 PM PST by Notwithstanding (America: Home of Abortion on Demand - 42,000,000 Slaughtered)
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To: LisaFab
I managed to get to the DC Mall around 4 pm. The "anti-war"? rallies all done, but for stragglers and debris. Judging by the spririt of those still around, there wasn't any. No spirit. Seemed to be almost a sense in some that they were just going through the motions.

Was it really an "anti-war" rally? Judging by the signs and posters, there was no cohesive message. One sign against animal expereimentation: "Stop the war on Animals. Stop Animal Experimentation!" Another sign "Stop Coca-Cola's War on the Columbian People!". (Now that I think about it -- I recollect they had it spelled "Columbian" rather that the proper spelling "Colombian") On the way home I tuned in some local FM "public" radio station, and also CSPAN radio. A woman from Philly speaking at the Mall rally: "Stop the War on America's Poor and Homeless!"

No real focus. Protest as mindless Process. All shallow puffery, no heart in it. Except for the Iraqis and Palis who also were there. Still, "No blood for oil" was the most common sign I saw.

33 posted on 01/18/2003 7:49:36 PM PST by bvw
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To: LisaFab
On the C-SPAN re-run I just caught the exchange between FR and Becker at the Barracks! LOL! Kristinn, Takoma, Dr.Raul and the other stalwarts at the barricades gave him a run for his money! (or yen and pesetos!)
34 posted on 01/18/2003 8:01:30 PM PST by Exit148
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To: LisaFab
Good! Another 'fair and balanced' report by Fox. Reports on the DC and San Francisco rallies were ofset by the Presidents approval numbers!
35 posted on 01/18/2003 8:06:32 PM PST by Exit148
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To: Mudboy Slim
Our Chapter leaders are busy and presumably cold and tired. So they haven't yet posted a comprehensive after action report.
36 posted on 01/18/2003 8:12:34 PM PST by FreeTheHostages (The DC Chapter Free Republic Patriots Rally III went well today)
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To: LisaFab
Thank You Patriots

GOD BLESS AMERICA

37 posted on 01/18/2003 8:30:05 PM PST by apackof2
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To: FreeTheHostages; kristinn; Angelwood; tgslTakoma; sauropod
"Our Chapter leaders are busy and presumably cold and tired."

Can you blame 'em?! Hey POD!! I wanna buy a copy of that Rally Footage, please...MUD

38 posted on 01/18/2003 8:43:09 PM PST by Mudboy Slim (Liberate Iraq....NOW!!)
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To: LisaFab
I'm proud of all of you. God bless you.
39 posted on 01/18/2003 8:45:35 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Rid the country of the Clintons Donate $5 a month to Free Republic.)
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To: LisaFab; Trteamer; fivetoes; RandallFlagg
The real credit for the "Pacifists..." sign goes to the stalwart Patriots of the Colorado chapter of Freerepublic, TRteamer, fivetoes, RandallFlagg, Colorado Patriots Fife and Drum Corps and the local VFW. My hat's off to all the FReepers on the ground across our great Republic standing up for her and her mighty Armed Forces. Rock of the Marne and FReep on!!!!
40 posted on 01/18/2003 9:03:09 PM PST by strick68
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To: LisaFab
Y'all done good and you make us proud! THANK YOU all for your enthusiasm and bravery!
41 posted on 01/18/2003 9:36:46 PM PST by Humidston (Call a Commie FREE - FSTV - 1-888-550-FSTV - tell 'em what you think about today's protest)
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To: Brad's Gramma
"Osama bil Clinton's Vile Progeny!!"

"Why did Osama bin Laden send planes into the World Trade Center? What possible reason? The only thing you can think of is that he wanted to create a permanent divide between the Muslim world and the West. And that's the same thing these guys want to do."

Apparently, to the Lib'rals, to be anti-Sodom is to be anti-Muslim.

"Asked about bin Laden's penchant for mass murder, Hooper responded, "Given the right circumstance, (Falwell and Robertson) would do the same in the opposite direction."

LIARS Go To HELL!!

"Minutes before Khaksan offered greetings from the bin Laden connected group, Imam Mousa Masjid Al-Islam took to the podium and called for the overthrow of the U.S. government. "It's revolution time, brothers and sisters. We gotta get rid of this system," Al-Islam said. "The people of the world (are) waiting on us," he added, warning that the world's problems "will never be solved as long as we have these greedy murderers and imperialists like George Bush and George Bush, Jr. sitting in the White House!!"

Aren't we treading mighty close to SEDITION here?!!

"Then the Imam led the crowd in an Islamic chant specifically addressed to what he called "the 1.5 billion people in the world" who would understand its meaning. "When I say Takbia, you say Alhaam hu Akhbar," he exhorted the protesters, who repeated the phrase several times. It could not be immediately learned what the Imam's coded message to the world's Muslims meant."

Muslim FReeper Assistance Requested Please...
"Takbia" means....????
"Alhaam hu Akhbar" means....????

"Other luminaries addressing the anti-U.S. demonstration included Black Panther-turned New York City Councilman Charles Barron, Democratic Congressman John Conyers and presidential candidate Rev. Al Sharpton."

WOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Sharpton '04....MUD

42 posted on 01/18/2003 9:49:12 PM PST by Mudboy Slim (Liberate Iraq....NOW!!)
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To: Mudboy Slim; All
Muslim FReeper Assistance Requested Please... "Takbia" means....???? "Alhaam hu Akhbar" means....????

Anyone????? I can't believe that with over 9,000 registered Freepers, SOMEONE doesn't know what this means.

43 posted on 01/18/2003 9:55:36 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Rid the country of the Clintons Donate $5 a month to Free Republic.)
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To: Brad's Gramma
"over 9,000 registered Freepers"

I thought it was 90,000!!

But less than 500 were at today's Rally...MUD

44 posted on 01/18/2003 9:59:31 PM PST by Mudboy Slim (RE-Impeach Osama bil Clinton....NOW!!)
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To: Mudboy Slim
Whooooooops.

You're right. SO right. Funny how one little 0 makes a difference, eh?

(Sorry, Jim.)
45 posted on 01/18/2003 10:01:24 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Rid the country of the Clintons Donate $5 a month to Free Republic.)
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To: Mudboy Slim
Yeah, You should seen them FLIP OUT when they saw me holding the "Fry Mumia" sign...The well dressed New Yorker told me that it sets them off!!!

I couldn't beleive the attention I got, one kid angrily showed me his love for the murderer by showing me his shirt..

One of us also had a sign which said "Smash Communism", the PLP and some other group which were passing out thier papers at the rally, claim to be communists in their platform. Yet, they claim that the communism "died" when the Soviet Union collapsed..

What a bunch of LIARS!!! Either that or most of the protesters were willfully ignorant!!
46 posted on 01/18/2003 10:10:28 PM PST by Astro Boy
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To: Astro Boy
If I had the stomach for it, which I don't, I'd go over and see what the losers are saying on the Dark Side's site.....my blood pressure's fine, according to the doctor, and I'm going to keep it that way.

I truly detest this behavior, this way of thinking. It's dangerous, to say the least.
47 posted on 01/18/2003 10:14:07 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Rid the country of the Clintons Donate $5 a month to Free Republic.)
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To: Exit148
You can oops anytime!!

What fun to read you....twice!

48 posted on 01/18/2003 10:18:40 PM PST by YaYa123
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To: Brad's Gramma
What must we do to turn 90,000 into 900,000?!

I think I know...MUD

49 posted on 01/18/2003 10:37:15 PM PST by Mudboy Slim (A New Axis Of EVIL...Osama, Sodom, and Slick!!)
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To: Astro Boy
"...most of the protesters were willfully ignorant!!"

In a nutshell, that's it!! The DemonRAT base is extremely sick just now...and their true FReefall ain't even begun yet. These LOSERS will be made to look like fools as soon as America sends in the troops, takes control of Iraq with little bloodshed to our side, and DETHRONES SODOM in 48-72 hours!! That's IF we even haveta fight before Sodom accepts the Saudis invitation to live the rest of his life in EXILE!!

Conyers is a Socialist DOLT, and he showed up fer the rally...but no other DemonRAT politician wants to be within camera-range of this motley crew of the Losers in Life's Lottery!!

FReegards...MUD

50 posted on 01/18/2003 10:43:47 PM PST by Mudboy Slim (A New Axis Of EVIL...Osama, Sodom, and Slick!!)
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