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  • Supporting Our Troops - Olney, MD - Wk 308, Dec. 17, 2011

    12/21/2011 4:35:08 PM PST · by trooprally · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Patriots in Olney on this Saturday are: Legionnaires Halsey (USMC - Korea) and Carl (Army - Vietnam), Lurkers Bill and Deb and FReepers Cindy_True_Supporter, Fraxinus, GunsAreOK, iMacMan, [Mrs] T and myself. Nothing special to report today. Just another great time to support our troops and visit with friends. BELOW LEFT: Lurker Deb and Cindy_True_Supporter. BELOW RIGHT: Me & Fraxinus BELOW LEFT: Fraxinus, GunsAreOK and iMacMan BELOW RIGHT: Halsey and Carl. BOTTOM: Lurker Bill And of course the moonbats are still out, mixing messages just like the “occupiers” that they support.
  • Winter Creeps Into Our FReeps - Olney, MD - Wk 307, Dec. 10, 2011

    12/15/2011 3:36:41 AM PST · by trooprally · 7 replies
    As everyone is aware, winter is creeping closer. In the western parts of Maryland there has been several "measurable" snow falls. I know, several inches is nothing compared to some places, but here in Maryland, it is the talk of the day. The colder weather is still bearable but the wind today made it uncomfortable. The flags looked good though. BufordP - This flag is for you. Patriots in Olney on this Saturday are: Lurker Bill and FReepers Fraxinus, GunsAreOK, iMacMan, [Mrs] T and myself. iMacMan has been out with us the last month or so. iMac is a "cold...
  • We are still here - Olney, MD - Weeks 305 & 306, Nov. 26 & Dec. 03, 2011

    12/07/2011 4:58:28 PM PST · by trooprally · 10 replies · 1+ views
    For the last two weeks in Olney the patriots continued our Support the Troops Rally. Patriots in Olney on these past two Saturday are: Legionnaires Dave (Army - WWII) and friend Janet, Halsey (USMC - Korea), Lurkers Bill and Jim, and FReepers Fraxinus, iMacMan, [Mrs] T and myself. BELOW LEFT: Lurker Bill BELOW RIGHT: Legionnaire Dave BELOW LEFT: iMacMan and me BELOW RIGHT: Fraxinus BELOW LEFT: Lurker Jim BELOW RIGHT: Me & Halsey BELOW: Some supporters. And NO. The first picture is not a VIP caravan coming thru Olney. Yes, the moonbats are still out there. They are changing their...
  • Korean War Vet, Dennis, Passes Away - Olney, MD - Wk 304, Nov. 19, 2011

    11/23/2011 11:49:30 AM PST · by trooprally · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Earlier last week one of our American Legion supporters of our Support the Troops Rally in Olney died in an accident while on vacation in the Caribbean. Dennis, U.S. Army and Korean War Vet, was an frequent and welcomed supporter in Olney. Always friendly towards patriots, he did not like the moonbats’ message. He will be sorely missed. BELOW: Dennis with his patriotic singing bear and Halsey, U.S. Marine and also a Korean War Vet, and AL Post Commander. Patriots in Olney on this Saturday are: Lurker Bill and FReepers Fraxinus, GunsAreOK, iMacMan, [Mrs] T and myself. Apologies to Fraxinus...
  • Lib Law School Prof Attacks Military, School Says Nothing

    11/23/2011 5:24:44 AM PST · by suspects · 9 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 23, 2011 | Michael Graham
    No, Dean Nelson, it’s not about free speech. It’s about fundamental decency. That was the point attorney Robert Roughsedge was making Monday when he resigned from a job as adjunct professor at Suffolk University Law School. “(Suffolk Law) Professor Avery has engaged in hate speech against a class of citizens who ironically do not enjoy the same First Amendment rights. Members serving in the U.S. military,” Roughsedge wrote to Suffolk Law Dean Camille Nelson. He should know. He sent his resignation letter from Kabul, where he’s better known as Maj. Bob Roughsedge of the Army Reserves. And he resigned not...
  • Rush Limbaugh Says First Lady Was Booed Partly Because NASCAR Fans Hate Her ‘Uppityism’

    11/21/2011 7:00:36 PM PST · by Steelfish · 83 replies
    ABCNews ^ | November 20, 2011 | Jake Tapper
    By Jake Tapper Nov 21, 2011 Rush Limbaugh Says First Lady Was Booed Partly Because NASCAR Fans Hate Her ‘Uppityism’ On Sunday, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden visited Homestead Miami speedway to serve as ceremonial grand marshals of the Ford 400, where some in the crowd booed them. The White House downplayed the incident today, with the First Lady’s communications director Kristina Schake saying only that “Mrs. Obama was proud to join NASCAR in recognizing our nation’s veterans and military families to raise awareness of this important issue for all Americans. As she has always said, she...
  • Listen & Learn: Mark Levin on H.S.'s Ban of Wearing Flag on Cinco de Mayo (11/11/11)

    11/14/2011 6:00:07 AM PST · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 1 replies
    Vocal Minority via Mark Levin ^ | 11/14/11 | EricTheRed
    This is a follow-up from an earlier story. On May 5 last year a high school assistant principal in California prohibited students from wearing shirts displaying the American flag because he feared it would incite violence from offended Mexican students. Yes, you read that right.Well, the issue went to federal court and the judge ruled on the side of ... the assistant principal.Don't try to simmer down just yet. Here's The Great One last Friday -- Veteran's Day -- discussing the ruling. The second of the two clips is really moving: it contains comments from four callers, two of whom...
  • Olney, Md - Navy Vet Thanks Us - Week 302, Nov. 05, 2011

    11/11/2011 11:38:30 AM PST · by trooprally · 7 replies
    For 302 Weeks patriots have been supporting our military in Olney. This Saturday a Navy Vet stopped by to THANK US with a bag of WARM egg ‘n cheese bagels. While it was not extremely cold, there was a chill and the warmth of the bagels was welcomed. Probably more welcome was eating the bagels while the "quackers" looked on. BELOW: Lurker Jim, a Vietnam Vet himself, thanks Navy Vet for the bagels. Patriots in Olney on this Week 302: Legionnaires Glenn (USMC - Iwo Jima) and Carl (Army - Vietnam) along with Lurkers Bill and Jim, and FReepers GunsAreOK,...
  • "It's A Free Country" - a new patriotic song that all of America needs to hear!! (vanity)

    10/29/2011 4:57:20 PM PDT · by dayglored · 54 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2011-10-29 | Carolyn Owen
    This song and video, written, performed, and recorded by fellow FReeper "Quill Pen", is a tribute to America and those who risk their lives to keep America free. From the chorus: It's A Free Country, where dreams come true 'Cause once you've tasted freedom, a cage will never do. It's A Free Country, as long as we live and breath So don't tread on me, no, don't tread on me It's A Free Country. I encourage you to check the song video out on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOx9GOmdqhA
  • "OccupiersDC" Occupy Olney For An Hour - Week 299, Oct. 15, 2011

    10/20/2011 4:05:07 PM PDT · by trooprally · 5 replies
    The old hippie lib “Quackers” did what was expected of them - They have been to another anarchist protest. They were pawns, sheeple, morons in a movement that they think they understand. The only way the real organizers behind the “occupiers” could get big enough crowds is to get every lib, leftists and anti-American group possible to show up. BUT, there is hope for our future if we can hold the line.This week our daughter and 3 of our grand kids were in Olney to help out. Our patriots extent across 7 decades - from our 9 year old granddaughter...
  • Protectionism Cannot Bring Prosperity

    10/19/2011 7:30:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2011 | Mike Shedlock
    It is not often I vehemently disagree with Michael Pettis at China Financial Markets regarding trade. This time I do. Interestingly, there are some points of his recent analysis that I strongly agree with. Via Email, interspersed with my comments please consider the following point counterpoint discussion. Pettis: Expect Still More Trade Intervention Last week’s Senate bill on Chinese currency intervention predictably enough brought out all the same old arguments about international trade, and just as predictably has widened the opposing positions in the debate. Unfortunately the difference between a good outcome, intelligently negotiated, and a bad outcome, is pretty...
  • Tale of Two Rallies - Olney, MD Week 297 & 298, Oct. 1 & 8, 2011

    10/14/2011 7:37:16 AM PDT · by trooprally · 6 replies
    Fall weather is definitely upon us. The weather changes from moment to moment. Just yesterday, Thursday, Oct. 13, after a rainy morning, the sun popped out to warm us up to the mid-70s. Then storms rolled in during the rush hour, only to have a tornado touch down on I-95 near Quantico Marine Base. But I have to go back two Saturdays to our Olney Support the Troops Rally. BELOW LEFT: Oct. 01 in Olney. Mid-50s, slight breeze and an occasional cold drizzle. BELOW RIGHT: Oct. 08, Warm and sunny. OCTOBER 01 - WEEK 297 Patriots that were there the...
  • American Legion is Back - Olney, MD Week 296, 9-24-11

    09/28/2011 5:44:58 PM PDT · by trooprally · 13 replies · 1+ views
    After several weeks of having other commitments, The American Legion presence was once again felt on the corner. Joining us were Glenn (USMC - Iwo Jima), Dave (Army - WWII) and friend Janet, and Halsey (USMC - Korea). Glenn has been on sick leave for about 4 weeks but made it back as soon as he felt better. 6 other Patriots in Olney this Saturday include Lurkers Bill & Jim, Fraxinus, GunsAreOK, [Mrs] Trooprally and myself Altogether there were 10 patriots supporting our troops. Pics by [Mrs] Trooprally BELOW: Glenn, Janet and Dave taking up position on our left flank....
  • Love Lurker Bill’s FReep Music - Olney, Maryland, Week 295, 9-17-11

    09/20/2011 7:02:33 PM PDT · by trooprally · 11 replies
    Lazy Saturday morning this week. Best things going is the we once again out numbered the moonbats, 7-5, and Lurker Bill’s music (BELOW). If you have been at Walter Reed the last 2 years or so, you would have heard his combo of patriotic songs, service melodies, Barry Sadler’s Ballad of the Green Berets, big band music and what I call jungle music. Of course I also like Robert Horton’s Sink the Bismarck and original version of Battle of New Orleans. Check out the 1959 black ‘n white video. Jeez, just keep finding them. Here’s Jimmy Dean’s Big Bad JohnLots...
  • American flag confiscated from 7th-grade student

    09/15/2011 10:11:16 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    Fox 25 (Boston) ^ | September 15, 2011
    DOVER, N.H. (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) - Old Glory hangs proudly in the hallway at Dover Middle school where the pledge of allegiance is recited every morning. But there was a breach in school policy when a 7th grader, who is also autistic, brought his flag to school. The flag was taken away because school officials said it could be used as a weapon.
  • Facebook, Twitter: Raise the American Flag!

    09/11/2011 7:56:53 PM PDT · by reagancoronadobridge · 4 replies
    09/11/2011 | Vince Vasquez
    Last night, I was drafting a message to publish on my Twitter and Facebook accounts, in recognition of Patriot Day and the 10th anniversary of September 11th, 2001, when I found I was missing what I wanted to share most with my family and friends: an image of the American flag. You see, special text characters and symbols can be inserted into the text fields of popular social media sites. They’re often used to recognize holidays and events. You can find most of them here http://thenextweb.com/TwitterKeys/keys.php and here http://facebook-symbols.com/all/. I’ve used both Facebook and Twitter for years, and I have...
  • October 2007: Obama Stops Wearing American Flag calls it a "substitute for true patriotism"

    09/11/2011 4:45:54 PM PDT · by macquire · 36 replies
    WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, D-Ill., said he will no longer wear an American flag lapel pin because it has become a substitute for “true patriotism” since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
  • Obama won't / will question the patriotism of others - $4 Trillion debt - Bush

    08/26/2011 1:12:46 PM PDT · by Frankusa · 3 replies
    During the Presidential campaign, in June of 2008, Barack Obama proclaimed that he would "never question the patriotism of others". However, during a campaign speech in July of 2008, while addressing the deficit under George W. Bush, Mr. Obama labeled Mr. Bush "unpatriotic". Video of both the June and July remarks below.
  • Tea Partiers Confront Obama - Interview on Hannity Tonight

    08/16/2011 5:45:08 PM PDT · by llandres · 15 replies
    Tea Party activist Ryan Rhodes takes on President Obama in Iowa (along with fellow members) over Biden's outlandish rhetoric calling Tea Partiers "terrorists". He sits down with Sean to discuss their heated conversation on Hannity tonight at 8 pm & 11 pm central time. (Interview video should also be up on the website an hour or so after the first broadcast.) Ought to be good!
  • Heinlein on Patriotism

    08/03/2011 6:46:27 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 38 replies
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 08-03-11 | stolinsky
      This is excerpted from the April 5, 1973 address “The Pragmatics of Patriotism” to the Naval Academy by Robert A. Heinlein, author and Academy graduate. Heinlein’s naval career was cut short by tuberculosis, which was the Navy’s loss but science-fiction readers’ gain. Some of what he says may seem old-fashioned, but there is nothing wrong with that. It is good to recall where we come from, and how much we owe to those who bought our freedom with their sweat and blood. Much has changed since 1973, but much hasn’t, including the anti-military feelings Heinlein describes. Note the...