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  • Robin Williams Had The Perfect Response When Troops In Kuwait Interrupted His Comedy Show In 2007

    08/12/2014 5:47:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/12/2014 | PAUL SZOLDRA
    Robin Williams, the famed comedian and actor, died on Monday at age 63. He had a remarkable career, and was one of the funniest people of all time. But beyond his career of making people laugh — one of my favorites being his role as Vietnam-era radio personality Adrian Cronauer — his response in 2007 to troops in Kuwait who basically turned their back on him is one worth remembering. Williams was there for a USO tour for the soldiers, most of whom were either headed to Iraq or supporting combat troops already there. In the middle of a bit,...
  • State Department Spokeswoman Refuses to Apologize to Bowe Bergdahl's Platoon

    06/24/2014 2:14:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | June 24, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    When Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was released in a swap for five Taliban prisoners three weeks ago and celebrated by the White House as a hero, his fellow Army platoon leaders came forward with details about how he was "captured" as a prisoner. Bergdahl was accused of being a deserter who violated his oath and left on his own accord by the men who served with him. At the time of their statements, State Department Deputy Press Secretary Marie Harf was asked during a press conference about the knowledge the platoon members had surrounding Bergdahl's alleged desertion. She dismissed their statements...
  • Welcome to Troopathon 2014, TODAY, June 25, at the Reagan Library

    06/24/2014 2:13:40 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 79 replies
    Troopathon.org ^ | June 24, 2014
    America’s best and brightest – our troops – are still in harm’s way! Don’t let them face the enemy alone! We began Troopathon in 2008 with a mission of sending care packages to troops serving overseas in the War on Terror. With over 38,000 troops still in Afghanistan, there remains a huge need for support. The Troopathon brings together celebrities, actors, musicians, professional athletes, elected officials and military veterans to participate in an 8-hour fundraiser event to benefit deployed troops. Our broadcasts have featured pro-troop celebrities like Gov. Sarah Palin, Gov. Mike Huckabee, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin,...
  • Nevada County Church Ordered To Remove “Support Our Troops” Sign

    12/30/2013 2:03:22 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    CBS ^ | CBS
    NEVADA COUNTY (CBS13) – A church is in a clash with Nevada County after being told to take down a sign with an American flag and a message to support the troops. Simple Truth Church put up the sign to cover an old, rundown billboard. However the “Support Our Troops” sign is becoming quite controversial. If the church doesn’t remove the sign, it could be fined. Most drivers CBS13 spoke with did not have a problem with the sign. “It doesn’t bother me at all,” said one person.
  • Nevada County Church Ordered To Remove “Support Our Troops” Sign

    12/30/2013 6:25:19 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 44 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | December 28, 2013 | no attribution
    A church is in a clash with Nevada County after being told to take down a sign with an American flag and a message to support the troops. Simple Truth Church put up the sign to cover an old, rundown billboard. However the “Support Our Troops” sign is becoming quite controversial. If the church doesn’t remove the sign, it could be fined.
  • 7th Annual Recruiter Appreciation Day by the DC Chapter, May 2013

    06/02/2013 11:54:35 AM PDT · by trooprally · 10 replies
    In 2007 the D.C. Chapter heard the Gathering of Eagles’ call to show appreciation to our recruiters on Armed Forces Day. Being that Armed Forces Day is on a Saturday and recruiter stations are closed, the Friday before that Saturday was the official Recruiter Appreciation Day. The D.C. Chapter has adopted the Silver Spring, Maryland recruiter station. We have supported the military when Code Pink and Raging Grannies have protested there. The leftist have put super glue in the door lock and cracked the plate glass window. The D.C. Chapter has occasionally shown our appreciation at the L Street,...
  • Middle School Changes Policy After Student Sent to Office

    04/24/2013 4:16:18 PM PDT · by Altariel · 34 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 24, 2013 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    A Kentucky middle school has changed its dress code after a student was sent to the office for wearing a “Support Our Troops” T-shirt, a spokeswoman told TheBlaze. That school would be Mahaffey Middle School, which is actually located on the Fort Campbell Army base. Student Cejai Taylor told Nashville Fox affiliate WZTV she wore the T-shirt right after her dad, Sgt. James Taylor, was sent on his sixth deployment overseas. Mahaffey requires all students to wear collared shirts, but has dress-down days once a month where they can wear jeans and school-approved shirts. The “Support Our Troops” shirt was...
  • Happy 237th Army Birthday and Happy Father’s Day - Olney, MD-Wk. 334, June 16, 2012

    06/17/2012 4:05:02 PM PDT · by trooprally · 12 replies
    Late in the day for a HAPPY FATHER’S DAY but here it is. And it is a few days late (Army Birthday is Flag Day, June 14) but a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the Army. On Saturday the patriots played a numbers game with the moonbatty occupiers. We eventually had 8 while the maggots had 7. The 8 patriots this week include Veterans Glenn (USMC - Iwo Jima), Halsey (USMC - Korea), Carl (Army- Vietnam), Lurker Jim (Army- Vietnam), and [Mrs] T (Army - early 70s), along with Lurker Bill, Fraxinus and myself. A Big THANK YOU to [Mrs] T for...
  • Moonbats are back and morphing into Occupiers - Olney, MD-Wks. 332 and 333, June 2 and 9, 2012

    06/15/2012 3:58:06 PM PDT · by trooprally · 20 replies
    After 3 weeks of not showing up, the moonbats have once again miraculously appeared. The following week they morphed right before our eyes into Occupy Olney. WEEK 332, June 02,2012The 8 patriots this week include Veterans Dave (Army- WWII), Glenn (USMC - Iwo Jima), Lurker Jim (Army- Vietnam) and [Mrs] T (Army - early 70s), along with Lurker Bill, Janet, GunsAreOK and myself. A Big THANK YOU to [Mrs] T for her continuous picture taking. MOONBATS : Two BELOW LEFT: Dave and Glenn - both WWII Vets, Navy and Marines. Fitting reunion they have almost every Saturday. BELOW RIGHT: Janet,...
  • Continued Troop Support, Part 3, Olney,MD - Wks. 328 to 331, May 05 to Memorial Day Weekend 2012

    05/28/2012 7:53:39 AM PDT · by trooprally · 12 replies
    Part Three and the last of catching up with my back log of missing AARs. As mentioned in Parts One and Two, a very good way to remember and honor our Marines, soldiers, sailors, airmen and coasties who have given their lives over the past 2 centuries is by getting caught up on the AARs for Olney, MD’s Support the Troops Rallies during this Memorial Day Weekend. Part of the freedom we have is being able to stand on any corner in America and have the freedom to express ourselves. The patriots in Olney stand to give voice to our...
  • Continuing Troop Support - Kristinn Helps Out - Olney, MD- Wks. 324 to 327, April 07 thru 28,2012

    05/27/2012 11:57:39 AM PDT · by trooprally · 7 replies
    Part Two of catching up with my back log of missing AARs. As mentioned in Part One, a very good way to remember and honor our Marines, soldiers, sailors, airmen and coasties who have given their lives over the past 2 centuries is by getting caught up on the AARs for Olney, MD’s Support the Troops Rallies during this Memorial Day Weekend. Part of the freedom we have is being able to stand on any corner in America and have the freedom to express ourselves. The patriots in Olney stand to give voice to our military against those who scorn...
  • All Weather Patriotism - Olney, MD-Wks. 318 thru 323, Feb 25 thru March 31,2012

    05/26/2012 5:34:38 PM PDT · by trooprally · 5 replies
    Seems like a very good way to remember and honor our Marines, soldiers, sailors and airmen who have given their lives over the past 2 centuries is by getting caught up on the Support the Troops Rallies in Olney AARs during this Memorial Day Weekend. Part of the freedom we have is being able to stand on any corner in America and have the freedom to express ourselves. The patriots in Olney stand to give voice to our military against those who scorn and disrespect our brave military. One other thought is also paramount in our minds. We let our...
  • An Almost Perfect Support Our Troops Rally - Olney, MD- Wk 317, Feb 18,2012

    02/22/2012 5:00:18 PM PST · by trooprally · 14 replies · 1+ views
    With regulars Fraxinus and GunsAreOK not being able to make it today, our ranks were filled in by other FReepers. Sensei Ern and Cindy_True_Supporter with her dog Augie unexpectedly showed up to make eight. Just like at Walter Reed, one never knows who actually will stop by but the good number of patriots makes for part of the Almost Perfect Rally. The 8 patriots this week include Legionnaires Halsey (USMC - Korea) and Carl (Army - Vietnam), Lurkers Bill and Jim, and Cindy_True_Supporter, Sensei Ern, [Mrs] T and myself. If you have been keeping up with the moonbats’ numbers the...
  • Tale of 2 Moonbat Protests and their hypocrisy - Olney, MD-Wk 315 & 316, Feb 04 & 11,2012

    02/17/2012 6:29:14 AM PST · by trooprally · 8 replies
    Two Saturdays, Support the Troops Rally vs a anti-troop protest, two massages, and the moonbat hypocrisy. Seems that the moonbats, aka the Quakers, aka the “quackers”, can’t seem to stay on message or be true to their beliefs. Read on and see the differences between the two weeks. WEEK 315, FEBRUARY 04,2012The 7 patriots this week include Legionnaire Halsey (USMC - Korea), Lurkers Bill and Jim, Cindy_True_Supporter, GunsAreOK, [Mrs] T and myself. A Big THANK YOU to [Mrs] T for faithfully taking picture each week. On cold days she has to keep the camera inside her jacket so the batteries...
  • Supporting Our Military - Olney, MD-Wk 313 & 314, Jan 21 & 28,2012

    01/31/2012 6:03:51 PM PST · by trooprally · 13 replies
    Two weeks worth of AARs in this report. Last week got away from me. WEEK 313, JANUARY 21,2012God looked down upon us this Saturday. The night before a little over an inch of snow fell. Streets were predicted to be icy and as the morning wore on, an icy cold rain was to continue. But as I said, God was pleased with our support of the troops and the rain basically stopped. The roads were just wet and the shopping center had shoveled the corner. With the anticipated rain, we only put up the flanking flags. Plus with the snow...
  • Tens of Thousands Waving Flags Turn Out in Cold for St. Louis Tribute to Iraq War Vets

    01/29/2012 5:15:33 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 10 replies
    Tens of Thousands Waving Flags Turn Out in Cold for St. Louis Tribute to Iraq War Vets St. Louis parade on Iraq War's end draws thousands By JIM SALTER, Associated Press January 29, 2012 ST. LOUIS (AP) — Looking around at the tens of thousands of people waving American flags and cheering, Army Maj. Rich Radford was moved that so many braved a cold January wind Saturday in St. Louis to honor people like him: Iraq War veterans. The parade, borne out of a simple conversation between two St. Louis friends a month ago, was the nation's first big welcome-home...
  • Finally - REAL COLD WEATHER for Supporting Our Military - Olney, MD-Wk 312, Jan 14,2012 Pic Light

    01/17/2012 5:37:26 PM PST · by trooprally · 18 replies
    I had to laugh when I opened the photobucket file for this week. [Mrs] T said that she didn’t take a lot of pictures. But only FIVE - it just made me laugh. Part of the reason was that the camera got so cold so quick that the batteries lost their umph. The other reason was [Mrs] T’s trigger finger also got real cold even though she was layered with foot and hand warmers. How cold was it? 25 degrees with a moderate wind. Do I hear violins from some of you in North Dakota? I bet you do not...
  • SIX YEARS and Still Strong in our SUPPORT FOR OUR MILITARY - Olney, MD-Wk 311, Jan 07,2012 Pic Heavy

    01/13/2012 5:12:16 PM PST · by trooprally · 11 replies · 1+ views
    The DC Chapter brought in the New Year with Olney’s 6 Year Anniversary in Support of Our Troops.The 8 patriots this week include Legionnaires Glenn (USMC - WWII), Halsey (USMC - Korea), Lurker Jim (Army - Vietnam Vet), Cindy_True_Supporter, Fraxinus, iMacMan, [Mrs] T and myself. BELOW: And for our special occasion, we brought the MOAB out. iMacMan and I are putting it together. We were told NO donuts or hot chocolate until it is up. Weather was nice out today, at least at the start. While setting up I had my jacket off. After a while the wind picked up...
  • NEW YEAR’S EVE Support for Our Military - Pic Heavy - Olney, MD - Wk 310, Dec. 31, 2011

    01/05/2012 7:06:17 AM PST · by trooprally · 15 replies
    Seven Patriots supported our troops in Olney this morning of New Year’s Eve. Our special guest today was 3DJoy who brought up some warm southern temps for the DC area the past 10 days. Some spring bulbs even started to come up. While I was in the sun, I had to remove my jacket. Of course when the shade over took my spot, it got a little chilly and back on went the jacket. We also had a “newbie” today. Martin from [Mrs] T’s and Cindy_True_Supporter’s American Legion Post. Martin had such a good time waving, talking with every one...
  • Christmas Support for Our Military - Olney, MD - Wk 309, Dec. 24, 2011

    12/24/2011 12:42:39 PM PST · by trooprally · 14 replies
    No matter what the weather, what the holiday, what the country, our military perform their duty 24/7/365. The least we can do is show our support. And this week in Olney Santa and his elves do our duty. BELOW: SANTA - love the shades. Santa’s patriotic elves this week include Legionnaire Halsey (USMC - Korea), GunsAreOK, [Mrs] T and myself. As usual, pictures by [Mrs] Trooprally BELOW LEFT TOP: Halsey BELOW RIGHT TOP: GunsAreOK BELOW BOTTOM: ME We had a Navy Vet stop and thank us for being out there. He gave us the BELOW pin and said that it...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • "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...
  • 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...
  • 3DJoy RETIRES, From Maryland that is - Week 294, 9-10-11

    09/14/2011 5:55:11 AM PDT · by trooprally · 21 replies
    This Saturday was 3DJoy’s last FReep before retiring back to her warm, sunny home. 3D joins the DC Chapter for the summer months and it was only fitting that a lot of DC Chapter members were in Olney for her last FReep. While Tammy Cat, Kburi and Lurker Ethel could not join us on the corners they were able to join us for lunch at the Olney Compound. After a week of rain, 6 3/4 inches of rain in Olney, the sun shined brightly on this Saturday. A warm, sunny day for a warm, friendly send off. 11 Patriots in...
  • SOUTH FLORIDA: Welcome Home Warrior SPC Anthony Goindoo

    05/18/2011 12:29:42 PM PDT · by AnyStreetFL · 8 replies
    <p>On Saturday, June 14th, we had a warrior coming home from Afghanistan. Groups from all over South Florida met at Palm Beach International Airport to welcome him home. Thanks to Patriot Guard Riders, AnyStreet, FreeRepublic, South Florida 912, Welcome Home Warriors, A Hero's Welcome, The Major Stewart Adam Wolfer Institute and other patriots.</p>
  • Sears Is An Exemplary Corporate Citizen

    12/01/2010 9:15:14 PM PST · by Windflier · 22 replies
    Email ^ | 1 December 2010 | Unknown
    Subject: While you do Christmas shopping this year, think about Sears. There may be more businesses that do this, but I do not know of them. They deserve our support. -- "Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...it's about learning how to dance in the rain.." Sears - Christmas shopping this year. I know I needed this reminder, since Sears isn't always my first choice. It's amazing when you think of how long the war has lasted and Sears hasn't withdrawn from their commitment. Could we each buy at least one thing at Sears this year? How...
  • Blogosphere bids farewell as "The Other McCain's" Smitty heads to Afghanistan

    11/16/2010 4:13:50 PM PST · by Lynn R. Mitchell · 1 replies
    Lynn R. Mitchell blog ^ | 11/16/10 | Lynn R. Mitchell
    How many blog posts does it take to send off a conservative blogger who happens to be a Navy reservist going to war in Afghanistan? In the case of "Smitty," Stacy McCain's sidekick over at one of the most-read blogs, The Other McCain, the answer would be 35. At least. And probably more. Smitty's Veterans Day announcement of his imminent deployment caught some off-guard. After all, these wide-spread eclectic citizen journalists are keyboard jockeys, not camel jockeys. Smitty had confided to a few that he would be shipping out but was firm that he didn't want anyone blogging about...
  • Video of 9/11/10 Koran burning at Ground Zero

    09/11/2010 11:49:54 AM PDT · by USArmySpouse · 759 replies · 2+ views
    Youtube ^ | 9/11/10
    9/11/10 Koran burning at Ground Zero captured on video.
  • Iranian-backed TV broadcasts US Koran desecrations, inflames deadly Kashmir riots; 15 dead

    09/13/2010 12:15:20 PM PDT · by Gennie · 24 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 13th 2010 | Rocco Parascandola and Corky Siemaszko
    Iranian-backed TV broadcasts US Koran desecrations, inflames deadly Kashmir riots; 15 dead The Iranians seized on reports of Koran burnings near Ground Zero and elsewhere in the U.S. to fan deadly riots Monday in mostly-Muslim Kashmir. Indian forces killed more than a dozen people and wounded scores more rampaging rioters, who chanted "Down with Koran desecrators" as they attacked a Christian school in one town and government buildings in other cities. They also chanted "Down with America" and "Down with Israel," cries rarely heard in Kashmir where Muslim rebels have long waged a bloody rebellion against Indian rule. U.S. Ambassador...
  • SUPPORTING OUR TROOPS - Olney's Summer Wrap, Weeks 221-242, April 03 - Sept 03, 2010 Very Pic

    09/07/2010 5:35:18 AM PDT · by trooprally · 19 replies
    Sept. 06,2010
    A lot has happened in Olney this lomg hot and dry summer of 2010. Our tale follows primarily in pictures. Not every week is included. Patriots who have attended over the summer are: Legionnaires Glenn (USMC, Iwo Jima, WWII), Dave (Army, WWII) and friend Janet, Halsey (USMC, Korea), Jack (Coastie, Korean War Era), Dennis (Army, Korea) and Carl (Army, Vietnam). And FReepers Cindy_True_Supporter, Eager, Fraxinus, GunsAreOK, iMacMan, [Mrs] T, me, [Mr] T, and VictoryNY. And II - Lurker Bill and Daughter, and Lurker Deb And III - GoE members Sandy and Theresa from New Jersey. There are no pictures for...
  • Muslims in New York Desecrate U.S. Flag (More from the 'Moderates')

    08/25/2010 9:04:01 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 41 replies
    youtube ^ | July 2007 | b34nzzz
    Muslims making a spectacle of desecrating the American flag.
  • Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, wanted by police on rape charges [update - warrant withdrawn]

    08/21/2010 1:39:08 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 139 replies · 2+ views
    Expressen (Swedish daily) ^ | 21 August, 2010 | Diamant Salihu and Niklas Svensson
    (The article and other links, see below, are all in Swedish. So far international media has not reacted. But it will not be long....) Julian Assange is wanted by Swedish police on probable grounds suspected of rape. Two women 20 and 30 years old contacted the police on Friday.
  • U.S. ending combat operations in Iraq

    08/18/2010 3:53:28 PM PDT · by Choose Ye This Day · 38 replies
    msnbc.com ^ | August 18, 2010 | msnbc
    NEAR THE IRAQ-KUWAIT BORDER — The last U.S. combat troops were crossing the border into Kuwait on Thursday morning, bringing to a close the active combat phase of a 7½-year war that overthrew the dictatorial regime of Saddam Hussein, forever defined the presidency of George W. Bush and left more than 4,400 American service members and tens of thousands of Iraqis dead. The final convoy of the Army’s 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, based at Fort Lewis, Wash., were about to enter Kuwait shortly after 1:30 a.m. (6:30 p.m. Wednesday ET), carrying the last of the 14,000 U.S. combat forces...
  • Congress May Bring Back The Draft

    08/01/2010 7:48:14 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 144 replies · 13+ views
    On July 15, 2010, Democrat Charles Rangle introduced a piece of legislation into Congress that would basically reinstate the draft (compulsory military service). H.R. 5741 will give the President of the United States the power to require all American citizens between the ages of 18 and 42 to perform either military service or civilian service in the interests of "national defense and homeland security." It would also give him the power to require citizens to join the military during wartime to meet the manpower needs of the military. In February 2009, President Barack Obama asked Congress to send him a...
  • Ron Paul Congratulates Michael Steele

    07/03/2010 2:56:48 PM PDT · by speciallybland · 60 replies
    BusinessWire ^ | 07/03/2010 | Ron Paul
    LAKE JACKSON, Texas -- Congressman Ron Paul today issued the following statement on Michael Steele’s recent comments that Afghanistan is a war of President Obama’s choosing: “I would like to congratulate Michael Steele for his leadership on one of the most important issues of today. He is absolutely right: Afghanistan is now Obama’s war. During the 2008 campaign, Obama was out in front in insisting that more troops be sent to Afghanistan. Obama called for expanding the war even as he pretended to be a peace candidate. “Michael Steele should not resign. Smart policies make smart politics. He is guiding...
  • U.S., Afghan Forces Launch Major Offensive

    06/29/2010 8:08:22 AM PDT · by Tulsa Ramjet · 28 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Published June 29, 2010 | FoxNews
    As many as 150 insurgent fighters have been killed since Sunday in a major offensive involving about 700 U.S. and Afghan troops along eastern Afghanistan's border with Pakistan, a senior military official confirmed to Fox News early Tuesday. The U.S.-led operation was one of the largest yet in the region, officials told The Washington Post, who described the assault as "one of the most intense battles of the past year."
  • American Airlines Charges Soldier for Heavy Bag [video]

    06/17/2010 10:39:29 AM PDT · by sthguard · 42 replies · 1,222+ views
    CNN ^ | June 16, 2010 | CNN Staff
    See link for video.
  • Marine Faces Termination for Refusing to Pay Union Fee

    06/09/2010 12:20:53 PM PDT · by LoneStarGI · 37 replies · 57+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | June 09, 2010 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A retired U.S. Marine who runs a Massachusetts high school's ROTC program says he faces termination if he doesn't pay a $500 union fee by next week, a levy he refuses to pay because he already receives medical and dental benefits from the military. Maj. Stephen Godin, senior naval science instructor at the Naval Junior ROTC Unit at North High School in Worcester, Mass., told FoxNews.com he has been teaching for the Educational Association for Worcester for 15 years -- including 14 at North High School -- without having to join the union or pay an "agency fee" toward the...
  • US is said to expand secret actions in Mideast

    06/04/2010 10:21:27 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 21 replies · 634+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 24, 2010 | Mark Mazzetti
    The top American commander in the Middle East has ordered a broad expansion of clandestine military activity in an effort to disrupt militant groups or counter threats in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Somalia and other countries in the region, according to defense officials and military documents. The secret directive, signed in September by Gen. David H. Petraeus, authorizes the sending of American Special Operations troops to both friendly and hostile nations in the Middle East, Central Asia and the Horn of Africa to gather intelligence and build ties with local forces. Officials said the order also permits reconnaissance that could pave...
  • Bermuda Shorts Sighted at Walter Reed! Week 262, April 23, 2010

    04/29/2010 3:30:59 AM PDT · by kburi · 12 replies · 669+ views
    April 29, 2010 | Kburi
    FRONT GATE NOTES Tonight was quiet and warm. Honks and waves throughout the evening. Trooprally did his usual good job alerting a few drivers to turn on their lights. The busses were late because the dinner was quite a distance away in Arlington, Virginia. Other Notes – Worth NotingOur evening highlight was a truck leaving Walter Reed, with a soldier leaning out the window whooping and hollering and thanking us for being there. (And this is one reason why we are at the Front Gates). ToleranceSucksRocks led the way into an early summer with Bermuda shorts. The rest of...
  • Good Friday at Walter Reed, Week 259, April 2, 2010

    04/08/2010 5:00:40 PM PDT · by kburi · 23 replies · 446+ views
    April 8, 2010 | Kburi
    Week 259, April 2, 2010 - Good Friday at Walter Reed FRONT GATE NOTES We had a fairly quiet Good Friday night. There was no bus for wounded warriors and their families and it was a long weekend with many troops taking leave. With no snow, sleet, rain, wind or cold to brace against, we had a chance to enjoy some good camaraderie and receive many honks of support from passing drivers. Our MOAB (Mother Of All Banners) sends a strong message to the troops, their visiting families and all who drive past the front gate. On April 9, 2010,...
  • Circus entertains, honors military families

    03/29/2010 4:43:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 273+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Tech. Sgt. Chyenne A. Adams, USAF
    3/29/2010 - FAIRFAX, Va. (AFNS) -- The military and the circus have a lot in common. They both have people from around the nation and assets from around the world. Both are highly trained units that perform sometimes unimaginable feats and handle unspeakable logistical details in carrying out their mission. And, most importantly, both share an important priority: children. On March 26, this priority was at the forefront when Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey honored military families at a performance of its traveling circus "Zing Zang Zoom" at a performance at George Mason University's Patriot Center here. Normally, a...
  • We Are Here Cause They Are There Defending Freedom: Weeks 216 & 217, Olney, 02- 27 & 03- 06 -2010

    03/15/2010 6:19:59 PM PDT · by trooprally · 9 replies · 332+ views
    March 15,2010
    WE ARE HERE FOR THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE THERE FOR US!! BELOW: And in case any one forgets, the moonbats are wrong about their views. These two signs sum up why we have been out at Olney for 217 Saturdays, for 255 CONSECUTIVE Fridays at Walter Reed, and on March 20, we will also be at the Arlington Cemetery Memorial Circle supporting our military. WEEK 216 - Feb. 27,2010 Patriots in Olney this Saturday include Dave (Army, WWII) and friend Janet, Halsey (USMC, Korea), Lurkers Bill and “D” and Cindy_True_Supporter, Fraxinus and iMacManPictures are by iMacMan BELOW LEFT: Lurker Bill...
  • Path To Supporting Our Troops: Week 214, Olney, 02-13-2010

    02/14/2010 9:53:44 AM PST · by trooprally · 8 replies · 459+ views
    February 14,2010
    We’ve been roughly plowed out of our subdivisions since late Thursday with the roads being rutted with up to 5" of snow pack. And the main roads were down to pavement but you unexpectedly loose lanes driving down them. But we survived. And our red banner survived. And we were back out on the corner in Olney. BELOW LEFT: Lurker Bill doing our reenactment of the Iwo Jima flag raising. Iwo Jima Vet Glenn BELOW RIGHT: appreciated our efforts. Note that the snow mound is higher than the banner, and the banner is on the ‘grassy knoll’ about 2 feet...