Monday, January 16, 2006

On the Sidewalks of Walter Reed

The writing may not have been on the wall exactly, but it was visible to all who walked along the PinkoPath tonight. There were some special messages awaiting Gael Murphy and her acolytes that could not have been ignored or misunderstood.

I wonder if "Princess" wrote them? I didn't see him in his familiar skirt or handmade flag. Could he have finally realized that his presence was not appreciated?

A funny thing happened tonight, and I'll bet it happens every Friday on the far side of Georgia Ave. "Outcast corner" by the Walter Reed entrance sign is occupied by just a few commies. This week it stood empty for much of the early evening, so tgslTakoma (who took last week's famous video) crossed the street to take some photos from a vantage
point usually off-limits to us. Seeing her over there, I decided to go over as well and get some shots from the far corner, too.

While taking a picture, a car turned in to the hospital and a soldier yelled out the window "Go home, you losers!" or something to that effect. At first I was horrified to be mistaken for one of the commies, but then it occurred to me that the Pinkos probably get this kind of "welcome" every week. They keep coming back pretending to support the very Troops who know what they're up to and scorn them. What a bunch of maroons!

A view from "outcast corner" to the main commie stronghold.

Vehicles going in and out of the facility have to pass right in front of these fanatics. They probably receive a lot of derisive gestures and vocalizations that we can't hear across the street. We get waves, honks, "Thank you" and the occasional "OORAH!".

I think this is the replacement for "Princess". He doesn't have nearly as interesting a wardrobe, but does have the same, confusing type of sign.

I've never met a Vet who's asked what I've given. I don't know whether its good manners, lack of interest, or that it's just never occurred to them to ask, but the Vets I know are satisfied and proud (quite rightfully) of their service and sacrifice. They never expect others to give what they have and are the most grateful recipients of support and respect shown to them by civilians. Besides, in the world of commie Pinkos one can only give to The State from whence all benevolent gifts can be redistributed.

Last week CodePink recruited a high profile water boy: Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) and released this statement.

Thank You Congressman Murtha! CODEPINK co-founder Gael Murphy and DC coordinator Allison Yorra met with Congressman Murtha to thank him for his courageous stand on Iraq. We presented him with our pink badge of courage and pink flowers sent by CODEPINK members nationwide. Rep Murtha was very appreciative of these gestures and requested that we ask legislators to support H.J Res 73 (Murtha's resolution). He also requested that we use additional donations for the wounded at Walter Reed. DC CODEPINK along with other peace groups involved in the weekly vigil at Walter Reed recently delivered baskets of goodies to the wounded at Walter Reed. Together, with Murtha's office, we will be continuing this outpouring of kindness and support to the wounded soldiers from CODEPINK.

This from the group that has given $650,000 to the terrorists in Fallujah, participated in war crimes tribunals against America and has called American soldiers "killers" on their website and on the street in front of Walter Reed.

On the other side of the street we had more people, better looking women and a lot more fun. We even got to put up the MOAB (Mother Of All Banners) since there was little wind. The weather was great! It only got into the low 50s I think which was a very pleasant change. Maybe it was the special people who showed up.

L-to-R are JK, a Soldiers' Angel from Michigan, Fraxinus, Mr. Sparling, Landry Fan, Navy Wife and Danang68.

Mr. Sparling brought out a mail bucket full of letters and cards that his son Joshua had received from supporters. He said it was just a fraction of all that had been sent so far. Many people have sent Joshua some rather expensive gifts and this wonderful young man has in turn given them to other patients. His father told me about some of the items and though he spoke in a kind of off-hand way, I could tell he was really proud of his son. Who wouldn't be?

Our Troops so often make do with very little that I believe it becomes second nature to them. A recent entry on a Marine's blog is typical of this:

For eleven days (Dec. 18-29) we slept in a drafty and cold cement building once occupied by Saddam's military. We had no plumbing, no electricity, no hot food, no showers and by the end of our stay they were even rationing bottles of water. We all lost weight in those twelve days.

Now, this is nothing new to Marines. This is how we train. This is one of those moments when never being pampered pays off. When field ops back at the states make sense. However, on top of the terrible conditions, we managed to have a good time. Using inverters from the hummers, we charged laptops and watched movies at night. Using poker chips and cards sent from loving friends back home, we played a lot of poker (I won every time by the way). Haha. We even made a Christmas tree our of a palm branch! Life wasn't that bad... Lcpl Glesne, War & Politcal Honesty. Check him out.

Tonight when the commies brought out the guitar guy and started singing 60's hippy protest songs, we countered with Lee Greenwood's "Proud to be an American". We don't sing very well, but we do sing LOUD.

Danang68 and Navy Wife are proud parents of a Marine in Iraq. They came to protest the Pinkos last summer and we're very happy to have them join us again. Its too bad the anti-war 'tards never pay attention to parents who love their children and their country.

JK was in town on business and extended her stay so she could join us. As a Soldiers' Angel from Michigan she knows what real support means and it was great to have her with us. Thanks JK!

Of course I think everyone should come to Walter Reed at least once on Friday night. You don't have to make it a regular thing, just come down and show your support for the wounded warriors some week.

Mr. and Mrs. Trooprally (also proud Marine parents) holding up one side of the MOAB as Lizzie and Landry Fan look at some of Joshua Sparling's cards.

The bus came early again tonight from Fran O'Brien's and from a different direction. I finally got half a shot!