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Smaller Group Sees Inaction as a Greater Danger (Patriots Rally For America III)
The Washington Post ^ | Sunday, January 19, 2003 | Carol Morello

Posted on 01/18/2003 10:59:44 PM PST by kristinn

SNIP

The counter-demonstration that drew fewer than 50 people began with a morning rally near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and regrouped along the route used by the antiwar contingent. It was organized by Free Republic, which was formed to protest President Bill Clinton's actions, and another group called MOVE OUT, an acronym for Marines and Other Veterans Against Outrageous Un-American Traitors.

Many predicted dire consequences for the United States if Saddam Hussein is not ousted from power. Joel Kernodle, a retired Marine from Indianapolis who organized MOVE OUT, conjured up images of the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol in rubble.

"If we don't stop Saddam Hussein today, tomorrow it might not be a plane, but it might be a mushroom cloud," said Kevin Martin of Baltimore, a former Navy sailor.

Aziz Al-Taee, a spokesman for the Iraqi-American Council, talked about fleeing Iraq in the 1980s after several members of his Shiite Muslim family were killed by Hussein's forces. His aunt was ordered to pay for the bullet that killed her son.

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TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: counterprotest; dcchapter; dcprotest; freep; freepers; jan182003; patriotsrally
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To: rabidone
Rabidone, I'm afraid there are many reasons more of us couldn't stand with you guys yesterday.

Some of us are ill, some of us can't afford to travel much, some of us have obligations at home, but that never means our hearts aren't with all of you who take the time and effort to stand on the line. Thank you for being there and thank you for supporting FR!

And now a Big Bump for excellent news from the press (for a change).
21 posted on 01/19/2003 2:36:01 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: Humidston
BTTT for excellent news EVERY FReeper should read!
22 posted on 01/19/2003 2:36:40 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: Humidston
ONE MORE TIME....
23 posted on 01/19/2003 2:36:58 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: Humidston
No. TWICE more!
24 posted on 01/19/2003 2:37:23 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: rabidone
I probably would've been upset as well, rabidone, if I'd had the chance to be there. Alas, the only DC event I got to attend was the glorious and fantastic March for Justice - which inspired me like nothing in my political life.

If I had a bucket of money and time to go, I guarantee you I'd have been standing next to you!

I suspect countless others would say the same. As it is, many of us are merely reduced to watching on TV and hammering on our keyboards at the trash commie pacifists who blighted our capitol yesterday.

Thanks for being there!
26 posted on 01/19/2003 2:47:28 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: rabidone
We are going to DC on Tuesday night to attend the MArch for Life. Rest assured we will also be carrying signs supporting the troops and the President in his war on terrorist's wherever they may be slithering.
27 posted on 01/19/2003 2:54:25 PM PST by jwalsh07 (March for Life in DC ,1/22/03.)
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To: kristinn
bump for freedom and truth
28 posted on 01/19/2003 3:55:32 PM PST by Freee-dame
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To: rabidone
Thank you for your support yesterday. Glad you thought it worthwhile.
29 posted on 01/19/2003 3:56:55 PM PST by Taxman
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To: Taxman
BTW, chant of the day:

"We gave peace a chance, and all we got was 9-11!"

Shutem down every time we used it -- and we used it a lot!
30 posted on 01/19/2003 3:59:01 PM PST by Taxman
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To: Taxman
Yeah, that was good. The fact that they carried signs saying "This is not about 911" -- LOL, that said it's all. It's like when someone says "This is not about money." Well, of course it is.
31 posted on 01/20/2003 10:39:51 AM PST by FreeTheHostages
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To: FreeTheHostages
You were wise to leave 8th & I when you did -- the Communists began to circle the block -- LOL! -- to "Swell their numbers!"

Missed you Sunday -- it was a lot warmer! And we did have some phun!
32 posted on 01/20/2003 2:15:58 PM PST by Taxman
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To: FreeTheHostages; tgslTakoma
Howzabout a DC Chapter ping to this nearly neglected thread? TIA
33 posted on 01/20/2003 2:21:19 PM PST by Fred Mertz
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To: Taxman
"You were wise to leave 8th & I when you did -- the Communists began to circle the block -- LOL! -- to "Swell their numbers!"

Yeah, but I'm looking forward to the after action report to see if I missed anything Saturday. There have been some tantalizing hints at a battle of sound systems between ours and theirs.
34 posted on 01/20/2003 4:03:23 PM PST by FreeTheHostages
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To: rabidone
This was actually a good turnout.

Come up to NYC on Feb. 15th if you can. We'll try to get some numbers out for this one too.

35 posted on 01/20/2003 4:10:58 PM PST by firebrand
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To: kristinn; DoughtyOne; Bob J; diotima; AnnaZ; Mercuria; daviddennis; Tony in Hawaii
One of our chants was, "Your Red Roots are Showing."
The commies scowled at that one, hehe.
LOL!
I plan to steal THAT one, as well as THIS one, the next time we FReep the A.N.S.W.E.R. RATs out here in L.A.:
"We gave peace a chance, and all we got was 9-1-1"

36 posted on 01/20/2003 4:19:24 PM PST by RonDog
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To: kristinn
Bump for later reading. Keep on FReeping!
37 posted on 01/20/2003 4:53:35 PM PST by El Gato
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To: Taxman
Taxman, where here on FR is that JPG of you with the "war" symbol. I'll be needing that ;)
38 posted on 01/20/2003 5:01:45 PM PST by FreeTheHostages
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39 posted on 01/20/2003 5:04:53 PM PST by KneelBeforeZod (Deus Lo Volt!)
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To: Taxman
Never mind, I found it.
40 posted on 01/20/2003 6:25:30 PM PST by FreeTheHostages (I wasn't at the Sunday Freep but I'm so proud of 'em!)
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