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  • Quakers 'to allow gay marriages' (UK)

    08/02/2009 4:27:32 PM PDT · by Salman · 20 replies · 861+ views
    BBC ^ | 30 July 2009 | BBC
    One of the UK's oldest Christian denominations - the Quakers - looks set to extend marriage services to same-sex couples at their yearly meeting later. The society has already held religious blessings for same-sex couples who have had a civil partnership ceremony. But agreeing to perform gay marriages, which are currently not allowed under civil law, could bring the Quakers into conflict with the government.
  • Quakers 'To Allow Gay Marriages'

    07/30/2009 6:51:38 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 22 replies · 744+ views
    BBC News ^ | July 30th 2009
    Quakers 'to allow gay marriages' The Quakers have supported same-sex unions for more than two decades One of the UK's oldest Christian denominations - the Quakers - looks set to extend marriage services to same-sex couples at their yearly meeting later. The church has already held religious blessings for same-sex couples who have had a civil partnership ceremony.But agreeing to perform gay marriages, which are currently not allowed under civil law, could bring the Quakers into conflict with the government. The issue of active homosexuality has bitterly divided other churches. But the BBC's religious affairs correspondent Robert Pigott said the...
  • IN MEMORY OF FRANK, Army, Korean War, Legionnaire, Lion, Honorary FReeper: Wk 184, Olney,MD 7-18-09

    07/23/2009 12:18:46 PM PDT · by trooprally · 31 replies · 1,790+ views
    July 23,2009
    Legionnaire Frank is the second Vet and dear friend of the Olney Patriots to pass away this summer. Clyde passed away in early May and now Frank. Frank passed away this past Tuesday after a blood disorder finally got the best of him. Thankfully he passed away quickly and in comfort, with his family around him. The last time Frank was out supporting the troops was June 6th, D-Day. He is shown BELOW with his sign special made for Olney. That’s Lurker Bill next to him and Glenn, our WWII Iwo Jima Marine in the back ground.. This is his...
  • Lending a Helping Hand: Wk 183, Olney, MD 7-11-09 - Op Infinite FReep

    07/17/2009 7:53:42 AM PDT · by trooprally · 15 replies · 1,022+ views
    July 17,2009
    Patriots this Saturday included Legionnaires Halsey (USMC - Korea) and Jack, (Coast Guard - Korean War Era), Lurker Bill, [Mrs] Trooprally and myself. Pics are by [Mrs] T. Jack is a “newbie” this week and our first Coast Guard member. Does any one know what a “Coast Guarder” is called? As in Marines = grunt, Navy = squid (but only by Marines). ALSO, the Olney FReep needs an Air Force flag, a Coast Guard flag and a Navy flag. If you can help, please FReep mail me for an address. FReepers, and conservatives, are just a good bunch of people....
  • AMERICA – HAPPY 233RD BIRTHDAY: Week 182, Olney, MD 7-04--09 - Op Infinite FReep

    07/04/2009 3:29:12 PM PDT · by GunsareOK · 8 replies · 689+ views
    Independence Day
    HAPPY 233rd BIRTHDAY, AMERICA!!! Week 182 roll call of our 9 Patriots included Legionnaires Dave (Army WWII) and friend Janet, retired Marine and VFW member Halsey, Lurker Bill, and FReepers Fraxinus, {Mrs} Trooprally, aka [Mrs] T, [Mr]Trooprally aka [Mr] T, Eager, and myself, GunsAreOk.A great Freep with cool weather considering the time of the year. We arrived at 10:00AM as did the moonbats. Three of their five who slunk away at 11:10; so, to honor the holiday and to contrast ourselves with their poor performance, we remained until 12 noon, thirty minutes past our normal time. Even the local transit...
  • HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!: Wk 180 & 181, Olney, MD 06-20/06-27--09 - Op Infinite FReep

    07/03/2009 9:11:47 AM PDT · by trooprally · 8 replies · 737+ views
    July 03,2009
    INDEPENDENCE DAY should be the proper name for this most wonderful holiday. The name 4th of July is just another 3 day weekend for sales. This AAR covers two weeks as you can see. Better Late than never. Plus one on my few projects has a deadline that keep me busy the last two weeks. It is under control so I have some time to write the AAR. Week 180 roll call of our 9 Patriots included Sophia, Legionnaires Dave (Army WWII) and friend Janet, and Halsey, (USMC - Korea), Lurker Bill, and FReepers Cindy_True_Supporter, Eager, Fraxinus, NewEnglandPatriot, [Mrs] Trooprally,...
  • US ARMY - HAPPY 234TH BIRTHDAY!!: Wk 179, Olney, MD 6-13--09 - Op Infinite FReep

    06/14/2009 8:01:00 AM PDT · by trooprally · 14 replies · 1,153+ views
    Flag Day, June 14,2009
    HAPPY 234TH BIRTHDAY!!It was interesting that the Legionnaires in Olney today were ALL Army. I guess the other branches were letting the Army have their day in the sun. And sunny it was - a great day for the Army. It is also FLAG DAY, 232 years old. BELOW LEFT: Legionnaires Cindy_True_Supporter (Vietnam Era), Dave (WWII), and [Mrs] T (Vietnam Era) BELOW RIGHT: Legionnaire Carl (WWII). He came a little late for the group pic. BELOW LEFT: Dave and friend Janet. BELOW RIGHT: Lurker Bill BELOW: Lastly myself. That is the 7 of us on the corner this week....
  • They Were Just Interesting FReeps: Wk 177 & 178, Olney, MD 05-30/06-06--09 - Op Infinite FReep

    06/11/2009 3:41:31 PM PDT · by trooprally · 9 replies · 842+ views
    June 11,2009
    I’m almost glad that I missed the previous week’s AAR. There were a lot of interesting things that happened during these two Support the Troop Rallies and they kinda ran together. Other than the list of patriots, I’m not going to separate the two weeks. But if you look at the sky, Week 177 was sunny, and Week 178 was over cast. Week 177 roll call of our 9 Patriots included Sophia, Legionnaires Dave (Army WWII) and friend Janet, and Ed, (Army - WWII), Lurker Bill, and FReepers Cindy_True_Supporter, Fraxinus, {Mrs} Trooprally, aka [Mrs] T, and myself, [Mr] T. MOONBATs:...
  • New “EAGLE” Chopper in Afghanistan: Wk 176, Olney, MD 05-23-09 - PIC HEAVY - Op Infinite FReep

    05/29/2009 7:24:32 AM PDT · by trooprally · 12 replies · 1,985+ views
    May 29,2009
    I’m not sure where my friend from Upstate NY found this, but there is a new “Eagle” chopper (BELOW) roaming the skies in Afghanistan these days. It’s easy to pick out in the sky but I think the Taliban are running from it instead of taking a bead on it. Any one have any idea which branch of the service may have done this? Now that I have your attention, Olney's AAR. Bob, a WWII Navy Vet (BELOW) showed up a little before we broke up today. I had talked to him several months earlier during a Lions Club blood...
  • Local Businesses Put Up U.S. Flags: Wk 175, Olney, MD 05-16-09

    05/21/2009 5:30:15 PM PDT · by trooprally · 11 replies · 1,113+ views
    May 21,2009
    Two local Olney businesses, Fletcher’s BP and Greaves Auto Repairs & Appliance Center took it upon themselves to put up flags along the two main streets in Olney. About 5 years ago they got the necessary permits and paid all expenses to put the flags up from Memorial Weekend till after the July 4th holidays, and the again during the Labor Day Weekend. When flags get worn or faded, they replace them. You can see the flags in various pictures. In some pictures you need to look closely at them to see the flags in the back ground, but in...
  • IN MEMORY OF CLYDE, Army - WWII, Legionnaire, Lion, Honorary FReeper: Wk 174, Olney, MD 05-09-09

    05/15/2009 4:14:53 AM PDT · by trooprally · 16 replies · 1,035+ views
    May 15,2009
    Have you every met a person who personifies all the is good in America? In Olney that person is Clyde who passed away last Friday at age 89. Soon after getting back from the war, Clyde started Olney Electric and joined the Sandy Spring Legionnaires where he has been a member for the past 63 years. Clyde also started the Olney Chamber of Commerce in 1964. During the Chamber’s 40th Anniversary I had the honor of Clyde being my Honorary Co-President. We did a lot that year to celebrate the Chamber’s 40th. He is a Charter member (1946) of the...
  • Quakers and May Day: Wk 172, Olney, MD 05-02-09: Op. Infinite FReep

    05/07/2009 4:25:10 PM PDT · by trooprally · 11 replies · 793+ views
    May 7,2009
    The Quakers sure had a busy week. Good thing they are still hyped up after attending their Peace Conference. First was the Communists May Day celebration Friday, May First. Then they protest against the wight-wing-wadicals on Saturday, retreating to then enjoyed alcohol free margaritas on Cinco De Mayo. After all this expected fun they were still looking grumpy on Saturday. BELOW: Grumpy moonbats still holding strong at 10. Holding strong at 10 but are they having fun? Heck no. They still have to listen to the honks and air horns and see the waves of those who support us wight-wing-wadicals...
  • Quakers - “NO flags in our cemetery on Memorial Day”: Wk 171, Olney, MD 04-25-09: Op. Infinite FReep

    04/30/2009 4:55:39 PM PDT · by trooprally · 41 replies · 2,463+ views
    april 30,2009
    It’s a shame that Webster doesn’t define Quakers as a bunch of hypocrites. I learned this week that whenever the Legionnaires put flags on the graves of soldiers in the local Quaker cemetery, that the flags are promptly removed. No word as to where they go. This year the Quakers, and a local Episcopal Church, has told the Legionnaires, NO FLAGS THIS YEAR. This year, the Legionnaires will be adapting and overcoming the diversity. More after Memorial Weekend. BELOW: I mentioned “hypocrites” again because the Quakers once again had American Flags attached to their banners. Since this is their second...
  • Moonbats back in force from Peace Conference: Wk 170, Olney, MD 04-18-09: Op. Infinite FReep

    04/24/2009 9:23:10 AM PDT · by trooprally · 14 replies · 1,043+ views
    April 24,2009
    Besides the warm weather, the 10 fair-weather moonbats were in force in Olney this Saturday, energized after attending the 24th Annual Peace, Justice & Environmental Conference. They learned by watching the actions of our current, possible illegal, POTUS. The learned that “peace” is bowing in submission to a Muslim sheik, justice is releasing CIA papers in anticipations of a political trial of those who protected America from terrorists, and that the environmental “global warming” is now “global weather change”, worthy of taking the CO2 from the trees that the need it to grow and create the oxygen that we need...
  • Cold Rain and NO pictures: Wk 170, Olney, MD 04-11-09: Op. Infinite FReep

    04/13/2009 4:05:21 PM PDT · by trooprally · 8 replies · 683+ views
    April 13,2009
    Family kept [Mrs] T at home and a cold rain kept me from taking pictures and kept us from putting up our banners. But the flags were up on our flanks and in our middle on the ‘grassy knoll’ behind our position were our smaller parade flags. Still the Olney patriots stood our ground. BELOW: Pictures from previous Olney FReeps. The Patriots this Saturday were Legionnaire, Halsey (USMC - Korea), along with Lurker Bill and FReepers Cindy_True_Supporter, Fraxinus, and myself. The moonbats numbered two. But since there was only one sign between them, the other just stood there and talked....
  • Moonbats Dreaming Again: Wk 169, Olney,MD 04-04-09: Op. Infinite FReep

    04/09/2009 5:21:37 PM PDT · by trooprally · 13 replies · 1,211+ views
    April 09,2009
    Moombats dream that the "V" sign is for peace, but it stands for VICTORY. Moonbats dream that the peace circle is an original symbol, but it is a anti-Christian up-side-down cross. Moonbats dream of "PEACE" but can’t “imagine” that disposing of a dictator and having peace with freedom takes boots on the ground with our Air Force over head and our Navy on the seas. Moonbats "IMAGINE PEACE" but from their sign (BELOW - far left of pic), one has to imagine what it says while traveling at 35 MPH. The 9 Patriots this Saturday included Legionnaires Glenn (USMC...
  • Wk. 167 - Legionnaires Hold Down the Corner, Wk 168 - Slow Day in Olney: Olney, MD 03-14 & 28-09

    04/02/2009 5:39:25 PM PDT · by trooprally · 9 replies · 638+ views
    April 02,2009
    WEEK 167 - March 21,2009 Four dedicated Legionnaires held down the corner while the FReepers were in D.C. supporting our troops against everyone except the anti-war, anti-troop A.N.S.W.E.R. group. The Legionnaires included Carl (WWII - Army), Francis (WWII - Army), Glenn (WWII - USMC), and Halsey (USMC - Korea). We couldn’t have a better bunch of heroes watching our corner. The Legionnaires didn’t pay attention to the Quakers since they had no idea how many of them were out. WEEK 168 - March 28,2009 The Few, the Proud, the Patriots were back on the 28th, camera ready. The 5...
  • Wk. 165 - Moonbats Are Cold Blooded and Wk 166 - Terrible Threes: Olney, MD 03- 07 & 14 -09

    03/17/2009 7:03:39 PM PDT · by trooprally · 10 replies · 936+ views
    March 17,2009
    Finally, some spare time. Between a lot of work that came in last week and preparing for the March 21 Defend Arlington Cemetery Freep, I finally have some spare time. Not much though. WEEK 165 - March 07,2009 Moonbats are like cold blooded animals. When it is cold and rainy, there numbers are low or they don’t show. But when it is warm, they emerge from their assisted living condos and dis-honor our brave military. BELOW: I was also surprised that the “Quackers”, who do not to pledge allegiance to any Country had American flags attached to their banner today....
  • Walter Reed WIND Continues at Olney (Wk 164) and Westminster (Wk 42 ) - AAR TWO-FER

    03/03/2009 6:14:04 PM PST · by trooprally · 12 replies · 1,067+ views
    March 03,2009
    As Tom the Redhunter reported in his Walter Reed AAR, it was pretty windy out, but warm. Well, that wind blew in the precursor of our snow fall - COLD WEATHER. The temps never made it out of the 30s on Saturday, and never out of the 20s thru today, Tuesday. The wind was blowing from the north, into our faces. This had Legionnaires Glenn (WWII - Iwo Jima) and Frank (Korea and having health problems) leaving early. The other Patriots this Saturday included Legionnaire Halsey (USMC - Korea), Lurker Bill and FReepers Cindy_True_Supporter, and myself. Even with 8 moonbats...
  • It’s February Hump Saturday!!: Wk 162, Olney, MD 02-14-09: Op. Infinite FReep

    02/23/2009 4:49:10 PM PST · by trooprally · 11 replies · 1,061+ views
    Feb. 23,2009
    Hump Saturday for February - it was a little warmer and less windy than the previous Saturdays. Spring is around the corner. Our enthusiasm is starting to shine brighter than the sun was. We had 9 patriots on the corner today, including Legionnaire Frank. He has been out for a long time with health problems, but with the weather just a little better today, he felt that he had to be there. The Patriots this Saturday included Legionnaires Glenn (USMC - WWII), Halsey (USMC - Korea), Frank (Army- Korea) and Dave (Army - WWII) and Lady Friend, along with Lurker...