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Walter Reed FReep 170 - July 18, 2008 - A Midsummer Nights FReep
July 23, 2008 | Tom the Redhunter

Posted on 07/23/2008 4:26:26 PM PDT by Tom the Redhunter

It's blazing hot in Washington DC this time of year while the sun is still up, but the sun certainly does make our MOAB look good. The soldier works at WR and was going home and stopped to talk and say Thank You. Of course, we profusely thanked him in return. Having done this for almost three years myself, I've spoken with many of the troops and one thing that's always struck me is that they want to thank us - while our intention is to thank them.


Honor Roll of Attendees Our regulars tonight were your author Tom the Redhunter, BufordP, Cindy-True-Supporter, Fraxinus, kburi, Lurker Bill, RonGKirby, Mr & Mrs Trooprally, USNRetired, 3D-Joy, and VAFlagWaver.

Special guests included Cindy-True-Supporter's Son, who is in the U.S. Army and deploys overseas soon. Mary Beth, Cindy's niece, was also present.

Linda, 3D-Joy's daughter was able to FReep with us! Thank you, Linda!

Guests also included lurkers Linda, Lee, Chris, and Deb.

Thank you to everyone who could make it!

Here area a bunch of FReepers by the main entrance to Walter Reed


Your author and BufordP holding down another corner.


FReep 170, I can hardly believe it. While Free Republic has been doing this for over three years now, next month will make my three year mark. I'll do a special post and post some of my remembrances from those early days. For those who are not familiar, in the early months Code Pink occupied the corners at the very entrance to Walter Reed, and we had the two corners opposite them. It was a big victory when we evicted them from those corners and claimed them for our own!

The obligatory photo of the Pinkos down the street. What a sad little bunch.


That's Kevin McCarron with the American flag. Yeah, that Kevin, the one who once held a sign that said "Maimed for a Lie". The leftists have changed their signs considerably since the early days.

Speaking of Code Pink, there's a fascinating article in the July 17 edition of Slate in which the author interviews Pinkos Gael Murphy and Medea Benjamin at the "Pink House" in Washington DC. Murphy and Benjamin basically admit that for all their theatrics they haven't been able to accomplish anything of substance.

What It's All About

Mrs Trooprally got some very good photos of the bus



If you can't get to D.C. to join us but would like to do something for the wounded, you can find a wealth of ideas by FReepmailing Tom the Redhunter, Cindy-True-Supporter, VAFlagwaver, or PleaDeal.

Please also FReepmail them or any of us if you would like to join us at Walter Reed and would like additional information about parking, directions, what to bring, etc.

Come join us every Friday night between the hours of 6:30pm to approx 9:30pm.

Directions to our Walter Reed freep location from the Takoma Metro station

* You can find all of Mrs. Trooprally's photos for this Freep on her Photobucket site.

* Thank you to BufordP for maintaining the BIG LIST of all Walter Reed FReeps.

* Thank you to all FReepers who transport and store our many signs and banners every week.

* Tom the Redhunter blogs at The Redhunter

TOPICS: Activism/Chapters
KEYWORDS: codepink; freep; walterreed

1 posted on 07/23/2008 4:26:27 PM PDT by Tom the Redhunter
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To: 1 Olgoat; 103198; 10Ring; 11Bush; 1stbn27; 2ndClassCitizen; 2SterlingConservatives; 2yearlurker; ...

Ping DC Chapter!

2 posted on 07/23/2008 4:28:21 PM PDT by Tom the Redhunter
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To: Tom the Redhunter

Rain or shine or DC summer heat!!! Great photos!

3 posted on 07/23/2008 5:30:28 PM PDT by maica (Peace is the Aftermath of Victory)
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To: Tom the Redhunter; concretebob

Tom, Thanks for the great AAR.

Our group and the other patriots who have FReeped with us sure did change the signs that the moonbats hold. One of the great accomplishments of being out at WR.

And YEA, it was hot last Friday. But it looks cooler this week.

Your 3 Years is coming up, thanks again.

One addition, Protest Warriors is the group that still holds the permit where the moonbats once stood. Our own ConcreteBob was the one who diligently kept an eye on the moonbats permit. And when they failed to renew it, he put in for their two corners.

[Mr] T

4 posted on 07/23/2008 6:02:52 PM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: Tom the Redhunter

Thanks for the report. See you before your anniversary, I hope.

5 posted on 07/24/2008 4:06:07 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine's brother (Democrat, a synonym for Traitor)
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To: Jimmy Valentine's brother

I miss seeing you since my return to VA. Hurry back!

6 posted on 07/28/2008 6:49:51 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: Tom the Redhunter

Thanks Tom, nice report!

It was a quiet, but very nice evening. I believe the horns are echoing louder and more frequently than last year.

It is so nice to see the families and soldiers come to thank us for being there each week.

7 posted on 07/28/2008 6:56:22 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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