Saturday, September 15, 2007


Supporters, Protestors Go Head to Head

Thousands of opponents and supporters of the U.S. presence in Iraq converged Saturday in Washington for a day of demonstrations.

The anti-war ANSWER Coalition held a rally at Lafayette Square holding signs and wearing t-shirts bearing slogans that made their message clear. One man was wearing a shirt with only one bold word on it, "Impeach."

The large crowd was shouting, "The people united will end this war."

The mass of protesters filled most of Lafayette Park, and spilled into Pennsylvania Avenue in front of from the White House.

At the rally anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan said that protesting was no longer enough, saying that those against the war should shut down college campuses and federal buildings in order to get their opinions heard.

Former U.S. Attorney Ramsey Clark echoed the sentiments of some of the signs and t-shirts being displayed at the rally by calling for the impeachment of both the president and the vice president.

Former Presidential candidate Ralph Nader blasted congress for not cutting off the war funding, calling them "spineless" and "gutless."

As the protesters made their way to the Capitol the counter-protesters lined the streets taunting the protesters as they made their way for their planned "die-in." Several of the marching protesters were disguised as caricatures of the president and vice president.

The counter-protesters held their own rally several blocks away near the Washington Monument. The two rallies remained relatively peaceful, with the exception of some shoving between the two groups that was quickly taken care of by the police.

The counter-protesters called their rally The Gathering of the Eagles, and was comprised of several Vietnam War veterans.

"We just want to remind people that freedom of speech is not really free, and that people had to pay to protect that right," said one man at the counter-protest. "And were here to show that there is another point of view."

Congressman Duncan Hunter, a GOP presidential hopeful, made a surprise visit to the counter-protest. He said "it's for this generation that we will win this war on terror."

This Is What They Are Trying To Prevent:

Desecration of the Vietnam Memorial Wall

Please go to this wonderful site and give what you can! They are doing ALL they can to stand up for this country, our troops, our memorials--and YOU AND ME. They are giving THEIR best--they deserve OUR best!

GOE: Standing Up For the Troops
By Jamie Glazov


Anonymous catfleas said...

I don't understand that their are any people who call themselves Americans who would go out of their way to destroy a tribute to heros!

What is wrong with these people? Where do they come from? Were these the kids that we educated in our schools? Then I must ask, "What are they learning?"

1:26 PM  
Anonymous catfleas said...

As usual, Cindy Sheehan can be counted on to say something stupid!

"...those against the war should shut down college campuses and federal buildings..."

1:29 PM  
Anonymous bobcat said...

Hey, they are a great group! They're busy today!

God bless them.

1:40 PM  
Anonymous marshallmn said...

They'll do more for America in one day than Sheehan and her group will, all the rest of their lives.

1:46 PM  
Anonymous tom said...

donal, thank you for this... i'm going to check 'em out..

2:59 PM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

AoW had wanted to go, but her back is touchy. She and Mr. AoW went to the last one, the GOE were great and insisted on respect(and no packpacks) near the monuments and memorials.
Her take on the protestors was rather pointed, most looked like they were unacquainted with soap and water...
And cindy shehannibalectorwhoeatsherown is in a '60's rerun!


3:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its amazing to me, really. These anti-American, ''anti-war'' types never see anything wrong with a Saddam or North Korea, Cuba, Iran, nope, only America is the evil in the world. Raised fat , dumb and happy in the freeset nation on Earth and these fine young cannibals seek only the destruction of America. Amazing. And damned disgusting too. God Bless America, no one else will. J'Mac.

3:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Donal, I sent you an e-mail, No biggies, just a ''hello''. Got company coming later in the week so I'' kind of be in and ya, J'Mac.

3:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh the irony of it all. Here you have the maggot-infested, worm-ridden, communist creatures of ANSWER marching in Lafayette Park in DC. Lafayette Park is named after a great and BRAVE friend of our fledging republic.

The good deeds that 500 patriots with baseball bats could do...


8:12 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

LES--You may not abridge someone's name into some snarky appellation meant to mock them. (FYI: That's what 'bein' called outta yo name' means... I'm sure you can understand that.)

You may call Morgan EITHER 'Morgan' or 'Jingoist'--until HE invites you to do differently.

Am I crystal clear, here?

6:08 PM  
Blogger Pat said...

Donal, Big Dog was supposed to attend this event. We'll have to check out his blog to get his report.

6:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The good deeds that 500 patriots with baseball bats could do..."

I read MORGANS article in Fire Society and was duly impressed with his first two points and his grasp, although somewhat naive, of history. But it wasnt until I read his comments here about bludgeoning fellow Americans with baseball bats that I came back to my senses.

That is the MORGAN we have come to know and love, ready to kill his neighbors.

Nice... But the really pathetic part of this is when one realizes that the patriots are on the other side of the issue. True patriots, just like Americas first patriots, often have to stand up to government when it missteps its bounds. What would Jefferson think of America spending blood and treasure attacking Italy after Bunker Hill. Think about it.

4:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear cowardly Lester,

The people who would deface the memorial of fallen American war heroes ARE NOT fellow Americans OR patriots, they are f-----ng VERMIN! DO we get each other!? I know we do! They deserve what they get. Period. You have a point about the bats though, that may be too good for them.


5:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another point about International A.N.S.W.E.R..Les they are an enemy of America period. They are an organization of traitors (communists) in our own ranks who make common cause with North Korea, one of our avowed enemies. You can call them patriots if you want, but we know them to be the Danny Glovers, Sean Penns, and Jane Fondas in our midst: Enemies of America to a man.

I was making a point Les, don't go checking to see if those particular body crabs belong to ANSWER. It's irrelevent.


5:08 AM  
Blogger Les Ismore said...

Morganster, There were several groups who organized the rally, not just ANSWER or the other group. What you fail to recognize is that everyone who was there on Saturday is not a "maggot infested vermin". If you were there, you would have seen kids, housewives, mothers and fathers, your neighbors, your kids teachers and more. Open your eyes. Everthing is not a conspiracy out to ruin America. Some folks are just plain patriots in the mold of Henry, Jefferson and others, standing up for what is right. I think sometimes that you and the rest of the 27%ers are afraid that seeing the reality of the incompetence of this administration will somehow reflect on you. It wont. The majority of Americans who no longer support this administration will welcome you when you open your eyes to the incompetence.

7:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Les you lie about this so-called majority, but that doesn't surprise me. The majority DON'T want to lose in Iraq! WHY ARE OPINION POLLS SO DAMNED IMPORTANT TO YOU EMOTERS!? Right is right and wrong is wrong no matter what the damned opinion polls say! You lefties have serious problems.


8:49 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

LES--You just said that your nephew, who was killed in Iraq, was not a true patriot. Now, why on earth would you say such a thing?

11:25 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

#1 The majority of Americans who no longer support this administration will welcome you when you open your eyes to the incompetence.

OH, I SEE! You all just want us to be True Believers! LOL!

#2 LES, it is the height of ignorance--plain stupidity--for you Leftists to put the call out to your members to artificially pump up and pad these polls (I guess you're practicing for the ballot boxes, eh?) AND THEN PUT SUCH STOCK IN THEM AND BELIEVE THEY ARE AN ACCURATE REFLECTION OF AMERICAN THOUGHT.

Those are two mutually exclusive trains of thought. If you're having members--many of them paid off by A.N.S.W.E.R. CodePink, MoveOn etc.--vote as many times as possible on an issue, so that one person throws in 50-100-200+ votes, then it obviously does not reflect the truth that only ONE person actually agreed with whatever topic the poll was measuring.

Yet you and yours put such stock in the polls and you REALLY think--you're desperate to think--that 'most of merica' thinks like you do!

Well, let me give you a lesson in confidence and right-and-wrong: I don't need ANYBODY to agree with me to be confident in my beliefs. My thoughts, reasoning, and intelligence--my experience and my God--lead me to know the difference between what is right and what is wrong--and I'd feel that way if nobody on the face of the earth jumped up and said 'right on!' or 'way to be!' everytime I voiced an opinion.

Whatsamatter with you Lefties that you are SOOOOOO desperate to think that everyone is 'on your side'? Aren't you strong enough to stand alone? Why aren't you confident enough to know if you're doing the right thing unless you imagine an audience is out there hollering 'good boy!' at ya?

You all didn't lose the election in 2000 and 2004 because 'we cheated'. You all lost because you believed everyone thought just like you do and that you had massive support when you did not. THAT'S how your famous polls and things let you down; the problem was, and is, Les, you Lefties believe your own advertising. We Conservatives don't NEED advertising...

11:40 AM  
Anonymous cassie said...

Wonderful rant Donal - and you're right. I've seen on the liberal blogs and how they ask each other to go vote a bunch of times.

Les is just being terribly shortsighted if he thinks Americans think just like he does.

It's whatI call the ugly American at home syndrome; they think only the coastal cities, like San Francisco, exist - and that everybody thinks like them.

It just isn't true and they're too dumb to know it.

12:06 PM  
Blogger Les Ismore said...

A quick note. Only wingnuts quote these web based polls. They are too open to Freeping. When I say polls show Americans do not support this president or his incompetent execution of this war I am talking about polls conducted by Faux News (gasp!) and other REPUTABLE polling organizations. They call you, you dont go and vote 100 times on the Drudge website so PLEASE, your wingnut web polls dont count? Okay? Can we talk reality here?

12:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about this for starters...37% and that is high for him these days...Note the disapproval rating.

And you can swipe the whole thing. A little dose or reality can be a good thing sometimes.

12:14 PM  
Blogger Les Ismore said...

And please explain your comment about my nephew.

12:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DONAL that was one HELL of a rant at 11:40! Well done! Bravo!

These emoters seem to think that these polls they so often quote or COOK can even change reality! When I'm out of step with a poll I give it exactly 2 seconds thought if I believe it's a legitimate poll.


2:39 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

LES--You said "But the really pathetic part of this is when one realizes that the patriots are on the other side of the issue. True patriots, just like Americas first patriots, often have to stand up to government when it missteps its bounds."

True patriots often have to stand up to the government? Your nephew didn't--he went to Iraq, didn't disagree with THAT--so he must not have been a true patriot. YOU said it, not me.

7:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Donal, now really, that is such a stretch, even for you. Kind of like those playground taunts.

2:30 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

LES--YOU'RE the one that said true patriots are on the other side of the issue! It's not a taunt--unless you're taunting yourself with your own words.

7:12 PM  

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