Skip to comments.FReep 39 at Walter Reed, Jan 13 (Heavy graphics, Join us Jan 20!)
Posted on 01/20/2006 4:11:32 AM PST by BillF
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We shall continue FReeping the Code Pinkos every Friday night until they stop their obscene blood dance outside the hospital of our war-wounded. If you agree with me that it is outrageous for Code Pinkos to protest a war at a hospital with war-wounded troops inside, please come out and join us in a peaceful counter-protest.
One of the amputees told me months ago that he doesn't want other wounded troops coming into Walter Reed and seeing only the Code Pinkos at the gates. He explained that the FReeper presence there was extremely important to counter the Pinkos. Please join us and be a part of our peaceful counter-protest to Code Pink.
Please don't let the troops think that regular Americans are too busy with TV, ballgames, movies and other recreation to peacefully counter America-hating leftists.
Being there with us in spirit is great, but we need people to hold the MOAB (Mother of all banners), other signs, and flags. Maybe you can't come every week, but please make it your patriotic duty to join us at least once in the near future.
As always, the DC Chapter's rules for protesting will be in effect.
Briefly, they are: No violence. No profanity. No racism. No provocations. Obey the law. Treat all law enforcement officers with respect.
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 7200 Georgia Ave., at Elder St., NW
Code Pinkos have been setting up on the southwest corner of the Georgia Ave/Elder St intersection. We've been setting up on the northeast corner across the street from Walter Reed's entrance gate. Now, their permit purportedly covers both corners on the west side of the street.
On street parking is usually easy to find. Location is about 6 or 7 blocks from Takoma metro station and is walkable, but it is best if you get a ride. If you want a ride, FReepmail me, preferably with your cell phone number as far in advance as possible. If you wait until Friday afternoon, I may be away from the computer.
FReepmail me to get on or off the list.
Injured Walter Reed patients, including amputees, have repeatedly told us how important it is for us to be there to counter Code Pink.
If we can sufficiently outnumber the leftists often enough, embarrassment may cause some leftists to stop these outrageous morale-damaging ("Maimed for a lie" was one of their signs) demonstrations at the hospital. At the very least, we can peacefully and lawfully minimize the effect of their psych-ops against the troops.
Our troops are bold enough to face bullets, mortars, IEDs, and suicide bombers. Are you bold enough to get out from behind the keyboard, FReep in person, and stand up for the wounded troops at Walter Reed?
If you're in the DC area and don't have family, work or medical considerations that keep you from FReeping, can you spare a few hours on a Friday night? Will you?
I'm not John Kerry, and I'm reporting for duty! [crappy sailor salute]
Can I get there via Metro? I live "out in the sticks" in Central VA and don't know my way around the big city very well. I can find the Orange Line station at Vienna, though.
I'm in south Virginia and would normally be able to make it. However I have some field exercises coming up and cannot be away in such a manner this weekend.
You have my support though, and a request to keep me posted. Im only a few hours away.
Thanks for your work!
A little far to get there from ATL, so long distance kudos to you.
I'll be back later and give ya a few music bumps!! Thanks Bill!
You all are terrific for doing this. Thank you so much.
Go to the website (click here) to plan the trip.
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When you get off Metro, walk towards Elder Street in upper left of map. The FReep is a few blocks further west of Elder and 7th shown on the map.
Jean and I had fun listening to Pinko Comrade Bruce, and trying to guess which 60's era protest song he would sing next. One thing we did notice is that, no matter which song he played, PCB only seems to know three chords on his guitar! :-)
Two Pinkos at the lamp post. Please do your magic.
Thank you. I may not make it tonight but I will definitely make an effort to get there next Friday.
Recommended reading before tonight's gathering:
HEROES WITH BULLDOZERS
By RALPH PETERS
Unfortunately the New York Post requires a registration, but this one is worth it. What I have snipped out are examples of the heroic actions that are NOT making it into old media.
January 20, 2006 -- AMERICA's soldiers are al ways good for a surprise: The enthusiasm the Army's combat engineers show for our mission in Iraq would dumbfound even our military's most fervent supporters.
Privileged to speak with officers and NCOs from the Army's Maneuver Support Center in Missouri last week, I came away proud to have worn the same uniform as those men and women. Every one of them had served in Iraq or Afghanistan. Now they were briefly back home, working hard to incorporate combat lessons-learned into doctrine and training the young soldiers they'll lead during their next Mideast tours.
All that nonsense about a "broken Army"? What I heard was the conviction that we're not only doing the right thing in Iraq, but doing it far better than the media tell the American people.
Along with those combat engineers, the audience consisted of infantry, military police and chemical corps leaders veterans all. Not one was discouraged by the political tempests blowing in Washington (where the hot air is a prime cause of global warming). The best word for what our soldiers displayed is zeal.
* Even during an occupation, the Army has to train for its full range of missions. At a division commander's request, our engineers built a tank-gunnery range with 64 miles of protective berms to keep the main-gun rounds from going astray. One example among many all in a day's work for the bulldozer boys.
* That day's work includes some of the most dangerous missions in Iraq defusing IEDs. The equipment and techniques have gotten better, but it remains a nerve-wracking challenge. Combat engineers volunteer to do it.
* As in the Army's better-known units, our combat engineers see impressive re-enlistment rates. Soldiers sign up knowing they'll be sent back to Iraq. Tough as it is, they love what they do. As one command sergeant major put it, "This is what they signed up for, this is what it's all about."
Of course, no list of this sort can begin to capture the courage of these soldiers. They have families they love and the prospect of long lives in the greatest country on earth. Yet, they continue to risk death or mutilation because they will not quit on America or Iraq in the middle of a war.
At a time when we're bombarded with so much doom-and-gloom nonsense from those who'd like to abandon the world to terrorists, it's a shame we don't hear more about the men and women who stay in uniform, who do our nation's toughest work and receive so little credit from the know-it-alls safe at home.
Harvard and Yale? Keep 'em. The finest Americans are those who have gone through the School of the Soldier. A "broken military"? Nope. Anyway, if it was broken, the combat engineers would fix it. Under fire.
Pink Hat: Gael, someone told me that Soros is giving Code Pink hundreds of thousands of dollars but we aren't seeing any of that money"
Pink Hat: The freepers even go out for pizza but we don't get anything. There is never any money. Where is the money going?
Pink Hat: Have you heard where they money is going?
Gael: Hmmmmm......Look at those freepers. Pitiful band. I could fit all of them in my new Excursion.
as soon as it warms up i can get a bunh of people to ride in from jersey. we like taking rides and as long as theres a place to park the bikes we will be more then happy to come. thanks for all you do. our pictures and letters are still going out to the soldiers on the list.
Tonight, temps are supposed to be around 50 with 7 mph wind.
Next week, could be 30 degrees with wind chills of around 20 degrees for all we know.
If you can't make it tonight, that's OK. I'm just warning that this could be a great chance to do it before brutal cold returns.
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