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Protesters Are Met With War's Supporters (Patriots Rally for America III)
The Washington Times ^ | Sunday, January 19, 2003 | Julia Duin

Posted on 01/18/2003 10:44:23 PM PST by kristinn

Edited on 07/12/2004 3:39:44 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Counterdemonstrators were few compared with anti-war protesters yesterday, but they made their sentiments known at the U.S. Marine barracks.

By midafternoon, anti-war protesters were about two-thirds of the way through their march from the National Mall to the Navy Yard in Southeast when they met 80 counterdemonstrators outside the barracks at Eighth and I streets SE. The counterdemonstrators waved American flags and signs, some of which read "If you must burn our flag, wrap yourself in it first" and "What Would You Have Done on Flight 93? Free Iraq Now."


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TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: dcchapter; dccounterprotest; gulfwarii; jan182003; patriotsrally; rallyforamerica
Ms. Duin was a trouper. She stayed with us all day in the cold. (Okay, like the rest of us she sought refuge in the sandwich shop at 8th and I St. :-)
1 posted on 01/18/2003 10:44:24 PM PST by kristinn
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2 posted on 01/18/2003 10:45:44 PM PST by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: kristinn
You all did VERY WELL today!!!!!! Thanks so much for braving the cold, the idiots, and the traitors.
3 posted on 01/18/2003 10:47:43 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Rid the country of the Clintons Donate $5 a month to Free Republic.)
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To: kristinn
*bump*

Did you spot any Hamas or Hezbollah flags? Word had it they'd show, and by the barracks. Did this happen?

Congratulations for the great show today. We were all with you from behind our tv's, radios, and on FR.
4 posted on 01/18/2003 10:50:07 PM PST by nicollo
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To: kristinn
Way to go DC FReepers!
5 posted on 01/18/2003 10:55:27 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: nicollo
I wish I could feed honesty pills to these anti-war protesters and then ask them "Would you be protesting like this if Slick Willy were President?" hehehhe.....They are all political whores!!!
6 posted on 01/18/2003 10:57:20 PM PST by MoveOnThis!
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To: kristinn
Outstanding conduct today Freeper. You and your war party routed the enemy in the finest of Freeper traditions. I've seen a couple of the pics. of USMC Joe K. and Free Republic's faithful Kristinn T. standing shoulder to shoulder on the battle field. Dr Raoul was featured on FOX news today. He was shown blasting the numbskulls with psyops tactics using his trusty bullhorn incessantly. His poster board was readable as well. From recollection: Hey Commies Lost ? Go Home. Thanks for all you do. From out in the heartland- freepersup
7 posted on 01/18/2003 10:58:45 PM PST by freepersup (President Bush- Your leadership sustains us...)
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To: kristinn
Great job. I've been reading After Action Reports all evening. FReep on!! Let's start getting some letters and care packages to our troops. After the media coverage today they need to see we stand with them and we appreciate their service to us. See this post:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/825310/posts
Thank You US Military and Veterans!!!
8 posted on 01/18/2003 10:59:42 PM PST by strick68
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To: kristinn
HI! It's 1:55am here and I juat saw the most awesome sight... FReepers at the ready at the Marine barracks, I think.

Kristinn in good voice and Dr. Raoul up to being his usual shy self. LOL

Oh man, you all looked so good! Thank you for being there.

9 posted on 01/18/2003 11:02:20 PM PST by catfur
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To: kristinn
Caught the rebroadcast of the protest on C-SPAN (had to work today so I missed it live.) I believe the more the anti-war movement gets air time, the better. Seeing and hearing the parade of socialists, abortionists, anarchists, reparationists/racists, anti-semites, and tie-dyed 60's counter-culture retro-hippies will serve to wake people up to the terrorist sympathizers (and/or clueless useful idiots) in our midst. There are reasons to be against this war, but I heard none of them articulated by the motley collection assembled today.

Kudos to the freepers that braved the cold (and the protesters B.O.) to stand with our soldiers.
10 posted on 01/18/2003 11:06:45 PM PST by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: Brad's Gramma
Thanks. We were a bit lonely out there, but we had a good day overall.
11 posted on 01/18/2003 11:07:41 PM PST by kristinn (Patriots Rally For America, Jan. 18 in D.C. Be There or Be Square!)
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To: kristinn; Doctor Raoul
Just saw you guys on C_SPAN re-run on the west coast.

Good job, nice chants.

You got some good coverage considering they wouldn't tape your event.

Dr Raoul, grinnin' and chantin' LOL

12 posted on 01/18/2003 11:09:34 PM PST by Dr. Zoo (Ya gave 'em what for...)
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To: nicollo
I didn't see any. It seems that ANSWER is reacting to our critiques of their rallies and cleaning up their public relations act. Their message is the same though: Communist revolution in the USA.
13 posted on 01/18/2003 11:12:25 PM PST by kristinn (Patriots Rally For America, Jan. 18 in D.C. Be There or Be Square!)
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To: OneLoyalAmerican
Thank you. Everyone who came out today, FReepers and Vets, worked hard and did well under difficult circumstances.
14 posted on 01/18/2003 11:17:19 PM PST by kristinn (Patriots Rally For America, Jan. 18 in D.C. Be There or Be Square!)
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To: kristinn
Thank you, DC Freepers. You make us SO proud.
15 posted on 01/18/2003 11:18:44 PM PST by kitkat
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To: freepersup
Your very kind.

I missed most of the TV coverage, but from what I've read here we didn't do so bad.

16 posted on 01/18/2003 11:21:06 PM PST by kristinn (Patriots Rally For America, Jan. 18 in D.C. Be There or Be Square!)
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To: catfur
The cameras didn't capture the New York contingent, but they did a great job. I didn't know C-SPAN was there, LOL. But it worked out okay :-)
17 posted on 01/18/2003 11:23:26 PM PST by kristinn (Patriots Rally For America, Jan. 18 in D.C. Be There or Be Square!)
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To: spodefly
I've been doing some research about the organizers. These "anti-war" rallies are being orchestrated. They are not grassroots.
18 posted on 01/18/2003 11:25:48 PM PST by kristinn (Patriots Rally For America, Jan. 18 in D.C. Be There or Be Square!)
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To: Dr. Zoo; Doctor Raoul
You know, somehow we end up being in the right place at the right time.

Doctor Raoul is dangerous with a bullhorn. Really dangerous!

19 posted on 01/18/2003 11:30:14 PM PST by kristinn (Patriots Rally For America, Jan. 18 in D.C. Be There or Be Square!)
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To: kitkat
Thank you. We'll keep countering these anti-Americans every chance we get.
20 posted on 01/18/2003 11:31:54 PM PST by kristinn (Patriots Rally For America, Jan. 18 in D.C. Be There or Be Square!)
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To: kristinn
2 questions: Was our flag burned? Who is supporting and organizing these groups?

"I came to engage in some stimulating dialogue and to see democracy in operation," said Richard, 47, of Norfolk who retired from the U.S. Coast Guard. "I only wish the Iraqis had the same." He would not give his last name."
Well said Richard,

21 posted on 01/18/2003 11:32:57 PM PST by malia
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To: kristinn
I think the term you are looking for is "Astroturf"
22 posted on 01/18/2003 11:34:02 PM PST by max_rpf
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To: kristinn
Saw y'all on C-Span just a few minutes ago. Recognized you right off even when the camera was a ways off, because of all the American and Marine Corp flags waving in the breeze over your section. Someone in your group was singing God Bless America on a bullhorn. Was a beatiful sight to behold, especially considering the great masses of anti-American communist agitators we had been watching just before. Recognized several of you in the crowd. You, TGSLTakoma, Dr Raul, and others. Thank you all so much for being there!
23 posted on 01/18/2003 11:39:35 PM PST by Jim Robinson (FReepers Rule!!)
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To: kristinn
Great Job today Kristinn, I wish I could have been there

KUDOS to the D.C. Chapter

24 posted on 01/18/2003 11:43:29 PM PST by MJY1288 (A.N.S.W.E.R. is funded by Communist)
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To: malia
Two answers: I didn't see any flags burned; These demonstrations are organized and led by Communists.
25 posted on 01/18/2003 11:49:57 PM PST by kristinn (Patriots Rally For America, Jan. 18 in D.C. Be There or Be Square!)
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To: Jim Robinson
C-SPAN blew it by not covering our rally, but I'm surprised they showed the footage of us that they did.

The Marines and their fellow vets were great, as were the FReepers. It was a long day, but some of us will be out again tomorrow to cause more heartburn for the America-hating left.

26 posted on 01/18/2003 11:57:46 PM PST by kristinn (Patriots Rally For America, Jan. 18 in D.C. Be There or Be Square!)
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To: MJY1288
Thanks. You know they'll be a next time. Probably next month :-(
27 posted on 01/19/2003 12:00:51 AM PST by kristinn (Patriots Rally For America, Jan. 18 in D.C. Be There or Be Square!)
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To: kristinn
I've been doing some research about the organizers. These "anti-war" rallies are being orchestrated. They are not grassroots

Hey Kristinn, Great Freep and the anti-american nit wits .. they mentioned today on C-span they are gathering again at the UN Building on Feb 15th and several other cities across the country

28 posted on 01/19/2003 12:08:24 AM PST by Mo1 (Support Free Republic and become a monthly donor)
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To: kristinn
Bttt

you freeped the commies but GOOD!
29 posted on 01/19/2003 12:10:35 AM PST by TLBSHOW
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To: kristinn
FYI ..


Bin Laden Sends Greetings to D.C. Protesters?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/825289/posts
30 posted on 01/19/2003 12:18:18 AM PST by Mo1 (Support Free Republic and become a monthly donor)
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To: All
I saw this at the Washington Times and had to come here and SALUTE each and every one of you who faced down the Collaborating Sewage.

TWO Thumbs Up!
31 posted on 01/19/2003 12:19:48 AM PST by JoJo Gunn
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To: kristinn
This Lutheran salutes the some of the Greatest reformers of our times : the DC Chapter. God bless.

Though devils all the world should fill, all eager to devour us.
We tremble not, we fear no ill, they shall not overpower us.
This world’s prince may still scowl fierce as he will,
He can harm us none, he’s judged; the deed is done;
One little Word can fell him.

32 posted on 01/19/2003 12:37:26 AM PST by piasa (Sheep! It's what's for supper.)
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To: kristinn
These demonstrations are organized and led by Communists.

When I read what you wrote it was like a light turning on in my head. You are right. Please accept my personal respects and thanks. Those that have eyes to see, let them see.

33 posted on 01/19/2003 12:43:05 AM PST by Iris7
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To: malia
2 questions: Was our flag burned? Who is supporting and organizing these groups?

It was claimed that some American flags were burned at the Portland protest. I'll look for confirmation.

34 posted on 01/19/2003 12:47:33 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (All Your Tagline Are Belong To Us)
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To: malia
Go to this thread for information on exactly who's backing the scummoids;

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/825166/posts
35 posted on 01/19/2003 12:53:18 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (All Your Tagline Are Belong To Us)
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To: kristinn
Oh, wow! I have reverence for all the anti-anti-war demonstrators. It's beautiful. What courageous folks.
36 posted on 01/19/2003 12:59:49 AM PST by WaterDragon
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To: kristinn
I just finished reading "Reagan"s War", and much documentation about communists organizing peace protests, anti-war movements. (To help break down support for Reagan's plans)
Do ya suppose they are still at it?
I have wondered how much damage Clinton did after Reagan's sucess, but can't find any good books written about the communistic situation, if they are regathering.
I am only a little people, but wonder if they are again behind these protests!
oreolady
Oh, thanks so much for your rally for Peace. Wish I was there.
37 posted on 01/19/2003 1:13:36 AM PST by oreolady
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To: kristinn
Great sound bites here. Too bad that the main-line press will ignore them.

Interesting situation though, the "peace and love" crowd tried to rush the lines of those who had the gaul to use one of "their" means of getting our their message? Gee, imagine that!


MARK A SITY
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38 posted on 01/19/2003 2:13:45 AM PST by logic101.net
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To: logic101.net
Congrats DC Chapter for a job well done.
39 posted on 01/19/2003 5:37:45 AM PST by GailA (Throw Away the Keys, Tennessee Tea Party, Start a tax revolt in your state)
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To: kristinn
I never saw ya'll on tv--didn't think to turn it on after I heard that C-SPAN had declined to broadcast you counter-protesters. However, I didn't have to see it to know that ya'll did a great job!

It is such a pleasure to be able to call many of you "friend". It might at times be hard to realize now, but you guys ARE making a difference!

40 posted on 01/19/2003 5:42:21 AM PST by basil
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
41 posted on 01/19/2003 9:02:35 AM PST by malia
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To: kristinn; Angelwood; Trueblackman; FreeTheHostages; sauropod; tgslTakoma

BRAVO once again to the DC Chapter for bravely countering the brainwashed & unwashed mob yesterday! Thank you also to Bob Dornan, Curtis Sliwa and his Guardian Angels, Veterans and other counter-protesters.

I'm sorry we could not join you, but we were already committed to a Washington DC trip for CPAC - we were unable to make the long trip twice in one month.

THANK YOU, Patriots... nutmeg & zelig

42 posted on 01/19/2003 9:22:24 AM PST by nutmeg (The DC Chapter rocks!!!)
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To: malia
You're welcome. Here a pic of a Portland flag burning scummoid.

I wonder if these Clymers ever have problems getting paid. I mean when you have the commies, Iraq, and the DNC all paying the bills at the same time, it could get confusing. Of course if one of the useful idiots got stiffed, i'm sure our fine media would report it. Yeah. Sure. Right.
43 posted on 01/19/2003 10:36:44 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (All Your Tagline Are Belong To Us)
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To: malia
Sorry, missed the URL on that last one. It's post #5 at;

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/825337/posts
44 posted on 01/19/2003 10:38:28 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (All Your Tagline Are Belong To Us)
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To: kristinn
mega-bump!
45 posted on 01/29/2003 8:20:37 PM PST by FReethesheeples
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