Skip to comments.Week 48: 03/17/06 - Freepers Continue Mission To Honor WRAMC Wounded Warriors - Join us March 24th
Posted on 03/23/2006 12:43:05 PM PST by tgslTakomaEdited on 03/23/2006 1:13:08 PM PST by Jim Robinson. [history]
With BillF's computer issues still keeping him busy, the After Action Reports have been written by substitute authors Albion Wilde and Plea Deal. Plea deal had an emergent issue this week, so she handed off all of her notes and photo links to me. I'll pretty much just be transcribing her fine notes to this report, so please thank her for doing that. My apologies in advance for any omissions or misrememberings.
St. Patrick's Day HONOR ROLL of Freepers:
AirForceBrat23; albion wilde; AllRightAllTheTime; AlwaysFree; apple blossom; lurker Bill from MD, bmwcyle; concretebob; Cindy-True-Supporter (& son Gavin); Danang68; iMacMan; Mrs. iMacMan; Jack Deth; Jimmy Valentine's Brother; JoyJoyfromNJ; justanobody; maica; PleaDeal; spiff; Taco Mamma; TgslTakoma; tom the redhunter; trooprally [Mr and Mrs]; TrueBlackMan; and one FReeper who's name I never got.
HEROES HONOR ROLL: Bill, Jeremy, Wes, Mike, and Maj. "Taco" Bell, USMC.
While we were all standing on the corners waving signs and flags (some of us in goofy St. Paddy's Day garb), we were surprised and delighted to see Trueblackman walking down the street to join us.
He missed us so much he moved back to DC. Welcome back, Trueblackman! Code PinkO is in serious trouble now that you're back in town.
Trueblackman was only there a short time before he was on the HotLine to Mark Levin;
and he gave a "Man On The Street" Report live to all of Mark's listeners.
Thanks for doing that for our troops, Tbm and Holdonnow!
Proud and relieved parents, TacoMama and Danang68 arrived at Walter Reed with a surprise visitor - their son "Taco" !! Taco had just returned from a tour in Iraq. He gave up a cushy job flying for a major airline to re-enlist and become an "air boss" in some God-forsaken base in Iraq. God Bless our ALL-VOLUNTEER military! Taco is the author of the blog SandGram and according to PleaDeal's notes, is hilarious. I would have to agree that Taco has a great sense of humor.
A Dutch radio reporter arrived on our corner, though we're not sure how he found his way there. It may have been the press release that FR put out in advance of the nationwide Support Our Troops and Their Mission weekend demonstrations (to counter the fizzling anti-war/anti-USA demonstrations the lefties were holding) to commemorate the third anniversary of the liberation of the Iraqi people. The reporter spoke with both the CodePinkos and Taco.
He spoke to Taco a long time and seemed very impressed with his service and attitude.
Shortly after that, a cameraman from a CBS affiliate was driving by in his camera-van and saw our demonstration; and he stopped to shoot some video. He started out with a bad attitude, but after talking with TacoMama for a while he let on that he's retired Air Force and not really sympathetic to the Pinkos.
Karl Rove clone, and faithful Arizona Freeper, Spiff, continued his MultimediaPsyOp against the commie Code PinkOs.
Great work, Spiff. That six-week course in PsyOp is really paying off.
Having said his peace to the teenaged kids, and tiring of listening to the raging dames, Spiff was walking back up towards the American Zone...
Ever the diplomat, Bmwcyle said "I'm busy" and told her to get lost. As Marge stomped off, Freepers taunted her with sounds of whining and crying. Have you ever noticed how Marge's nose is always way up in the air?
There is always so much going on, on all four corners, that one person cannot see and hear everything. On every corner there are stories told and friendships made, and you are only seeing and reading just a small part of it here.
Attention Freepers who were there last Friday: Please add your thoughts and stories to this thread.
Via Freepmail this afternoon, Jimmy Valentine's brother adds this:
Don't know if you met the First Sargeant who'd been shot five times.
Doctors had told his parents that he most likely wouldn't come out of the coma, or if he did he definitely wouldn't walk again.
He'd lost a kidney, spleen and part of his liver.
He wanted to go down and talk to Code Pinky's but we thought that would ruin his St Paddy's day.
He was with the rangers and part of a listeniing post on the Syrian border.
19 years; currently working with the disabled at WRAMC.
Says morale inside is great and the amputees would go back in a heartbeat if they were allowed to.
For some reason he wanted to thank FR for being at the gates and showing our support.
I think we have to pull duty on Friday nights for the duration.
This ain't about code pink any more.
So there it is, folks. We're in this for the duration. How about you?
Do you have a Friday night that you can "donate" to help bolster our wounded warriors' morale, and help them to heal?
Let's help our wounded heroes maintain a positive attitude.
We absolutely must keep the pressure on Code Pink and keep showing the wounded troops at Walter Reed that Code Stink doesn't speak for the nation.
STAND UP FOR AMERICA THIS WEEKEND - COUNTER THE LEFT, SUPPORT OUR TROOPS
This FReep is rewarding, fun, and important for our troops and our nation. So come on out and make some new FRiends and thank some real Heroes!
For those of you in the DC area, we still need some additional FReepers to join us for FReeping Code Pink every Friday night, until further notice, starting at 6:30 pm and until about 9:30 pm.
How about coming out this Friday? You can join us in progress if you can't make the beginning of the event.
Come help us fill All 4 Corners!
Can you sacrifice an evening to honor the much greater sacrifice that the troops are making for our freedom?
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
Patriots have all four corners of that intersection with Protest Warrior having the permit for the two corners on the West and Free Republic DC Chapter having the permit for the two corners on the East.
On street parking is usually easy to find. Location is about 6 or 7 blocks from the Takoma metro station and is walkable, but it is best if you get a ride. If you want a ride, FReepmail tgslTakoma and/or BillF (assuming his computer comes back to life), preferably with your cell phone number as far in advance as possible. We'll do our best to arrange a ride from the Takoma Metro station for you.
Gavin was due to graduate in May and had already been awarded an Army ROTC commission. He was to get his duty assignment in June, and had been attending helicopter aviation school. Gavin and his mother were at our Freep last Friday.
Mother Cindy-True-Supporter is an ardent troop-support presence at the weekly FReeps at Walter Reed on Fridays and the weekly anti-war demonstrations in Olney, Maryland on Saturdays. Her behind-the-scenes acts of kindness to wounded service members are extraordinarily generous. She is a former Army nurse and her husband, Mike, an Army doctor. Gavin has turned out to support the Walter Reed FReep as well, and was with us just last Friday.
Please pray for Gavin and the family.
Please pray for Gavin, Cindy and Mike; and please come out to WRAMC on Friday. Cindy has been one of the stalwarts at WRMAC, not missing a single week unless a family emergency kept her away.
Cindy, we love you, and we're all praying for Gavin; let us know what we can do here, to help you guys.
Actually, she said that I was talking "bullsh**" and then called me a "misogynistic turd". It was then that "Large Marge" stomped up the street to find Kristinn - who was not there. What a cry baby. And I was being nice and had not employed my bullhorn.
I helped one of the Pinkos get the old lady into her car on my second visit down to see the Pinkos. None of the other Pinkos lifted a finger to help them. I said nothing to the Pinkos that trip. I held the door while the old lady hobbled from her wheelchair and leaned on the door for support to get into the car, and I helped the driver load the signs into the back of the car. I offered them a good evening and left to go back up to the FReeper corners.
It was the third trip that Wuke got in my face. I was there as the three girls were leaving the Pinko mob to go home. I politely asked them to be sure to Google the term 'Code Pink' to find out more about the organization. I'll be surprised if they come back.
Wonder how many FR threads that search brings up?
Probably tells people things about Code Pink that that oranization does not wish publicized.
ping to the D.C. Chapter and "Guests"
My prayers go out to to Cindy, Mike and Gavin. Cindy, know that we are with you in spritit through our prayers for your dear son.
Dang did not know I had lost that much weight, LMAO.
Ever the diplomat, (ROFLMHO!) Bmwcyle said "I'm busy" and told her to get lost.
Bmw must have been having an off night! ;*)
You look GOOD, with or without the weight! Welcome back, it was great hugging you again! ;*)
Thanks and it is good to be back among all the great Freepers.
Good job taking up the slack on the AAR.
Pretty busty weekend what with Chapter members at WRAMC, Fayetteville, Olney, the Naval Obsevatory and the White House.
I'm exhausted just listing all that. I better go lie down now.
Great report -- thanks for taking the time to put everyone's notes and photos together to share with us. It's great to see all the smiles, positive sign messages and pictures of friends and heroes.
Great report, great photos, great FReep, all you guys!
Can she be that stupid?
Will be there tomorrow night!
Great report, tgsl and thanks also to PleaDeal for her contributions.
Prayers for Gavin, Cindy and the whole family.
"So there it is, folks. We're in this for the duration. How about you?
Do you have a Friday night that you can "donate" to help bolster
our wounded warriors' morale, and help them to heal?" tgslTakoma
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