October 27, 2007

So This Afternoon…

…I spent four hours at a pro-troops demonstration at Federal Plaza, which was the final destination and gathering place of an anti-war march conducted by the usual crowd of fake Americans.

We right thinkers were in the profound minority (I’m not sure how many of us showed up, but I think fifty to sixty would be a reasonable ball park figure), whereas the marchers, when they arrived, numbered somewhere in the mid to upper hundreds, maybe a thousand and change (again, my own estimate — I’ve never been all that good at estimating the volume of a huge crowd of people). Of course, had it not been for an emailed announcement from Merrilee Carlson at Families United, I never would have known about it at all. It would seem that the media’s main interest was the port side of the equation.

As always, it was a fun event, meeting other patriotic Americans in a city brimming over with liberals, talking, joking and laughing at the wingnuts. There was also a gay guy in one of the conversation groups I was in who flat out said that the liberals across the street were distressingly misguided, and there were a couple of “obvious” lesbians on our side of the street, one mega-butch, which demonstrated that not all {a little PC here} alternative lifestyle folks are as naive as their mainstream.

The starboard side of the rally was organized by Airborne Ranger (82nd) mom Beverly Perlson, a really nice lady who is understandably proud of her son’s service to his country.

The lefteez had a stage set up, complete with this horrible live “band” fronted by some guy who thought he was a cross between Edwin Star and the lead singer of AC/DC circa Highway To Hell. He led off with “War-huh!-What is it good for?…” and from his first ultra-loud, terrifying gutteral assault, I kept on waiting for his tonsils to come flying out of his mouth. Some really funny guys with bull horns on our side of the street harangued the hell out of him and had the rest of us laughing our asses off.

I met a couple of Republicans who are running for the U.S. Senate, Andy Martin and Michael John Psak (Martin struck me as pure lawyer/politician — it was a Saturday at a demonstration and he was the only entity in sight wearing a suit and tie — while Psak, an MBA who drives a truck for a living, seemed more in touch with the common man than did his same party competitor — I’ll have to examine their websites before I form any further conclusions on either) and the whip from Minutemen Midwest, Ev Evertsen, great guy… I was majorly gratified to learn that like me, his organization are staunch supporters of Presidential candidate and Republican House member Tom Tancredo.

And along came the marchers, bearing the usual “Impeach Bush” (and Cheney on several), “Bring The Troops Home Now”, “Bush Lied, People Died”, “Send The Twins To Iraq”, etc, signs, along with a number of signs laced with the profanity we can always expect to see at any liberal demonstration (no doubt “for the children”). One sign said, “Bush Eats Babies”. Another, sported by a spacey looking young woman with multicolored hair, a code-pinker I believe, held up a sign that said, “Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed” (a line from the Beatles song Strawberry Fields Forever), and that one amused me as I thought that she had plagiarized the Magical Mystery Tour track in an autobiographical context.

Once all the marchers were settled in, one of their mass activities was the singing of We Shall Not Be Moved. I left at about 5:00 pm as there was some stuff that needed to get done, and can report, as surprising as it may seem, that Kumbaya had not yet been sung.

There was a dude in an Army uniform among the anti-war folks proclaiming “I am the troops!”, and he was regalled by our side with shouts of “Traitor!” until an older cop on a Segway singled out one among many and snarled that he was inciting violence, “…One more word and you’re coming with me!” The other officers in the immediate vicinity shrugged and indicated via rolled eyes and so forth that they had no idea where he was coming from. There were, naturally, scores of uniformed and a few plainclothes CPD, Cook County Sheriff’s Dept police and also quite a few firemen, I would guess because firefighters are superb first responders. All of them, except the dude on the Segway, seemed to be enjoying the event immensely.

For our part, except for maybe a handful of signs featuring civilized vocabulary, everybody waved American flags.

I heard a good joke there:

A U.S. Marine boards a commercial airplane and sits down in the aisle seat beside two Arabs. He removes his shoes so as to be more comfortable. After the seat belt sign goes off, the Arab in the middle seat says, “I’m going for a Coke.”

The Marine says, “Here, let me get it for you.”

After he leaves, the Arab picks up one of his shoes and spits in it. The Marine returns with the Coke and the Arab in the window seat says, “I, too, wish to get a Coke.”

“Let me get it for you.” The Marine goes off to get him a Coke. This Arab picks up the Marine’s other shoe and spits in it.

The Marine delivers the Coke and retakes his seat.

Later, as the plane is landing, the Marine puts his shoes on and frowns.

He turns to the Arabs and complains, “As fellow human beings, we should really try to understand each other and get along. All this spitting in shoes and pissing in Cokes gets us nowhere.”

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14 Responses to “So This Afternoon…”

  1. wordsmith Says:

    I never would have known about it at all. It would seem that the media’s main interest was the port side of the equation.

    I didn’t realize that there were demonstrations yesterday until It happened. (Read the LATimes). Apparently they took place all over the USA. I guess MSM is showing their rightwing bias by not giving wide publicity promotional coverage, huh?

    Good for you in being out there, Seth!

    The anti-war movement has lost the war, btw. There’s no Godly reason why, at this point, they should still be out there protesting. For what purpose? To what ends? What are they carrying on about?

    Troops will be coming home; and none of the top 3 Democrat candidates call for any kind of “immediate” withdrawal. And the tide and momentum has turned in our favor, to boot.

  2. Ken Taylor Says:

    Like Word said the momentum is turning and the tide is in favor of the troops and victory. Thank GOD! Did you notice how the protesters looked like the rejects that we were used to seeing in the sixties ? They are either throwbacks from the sixties who still have nothing else to do oand/or their kids taking after the parents.

    Great joke BTW!

  3. Seth Says:

    Wordsmith –

    I have to wonder how many more people on our side of the issue would have shown up had they known about the rally.

    Most of us who were there were folks who are associated with PACs, belong to patriotic organizations or are friends/relatives of same and were therefore in a position to know about it, or like me, subscribe to a wide range of conservative email venues that announce such events. And even then, it was only announced in one place that I saw.

    A few bypassers made positive comments to us, such as one elderly woman who said, “Thank you for being on this side of the street”.

    I agree with you, what are those people doing out there? Their protests, by this time, have become moot in extremis. My guess is that liberals are not happy unless they have something to protest against, and a forum in which to flaunt their empty-headed, reality-challenged, mares-eat-oats-and-does-eat-oats outlook on life, morality and politics.

    Ken –

    Most of the younger wingnuts did remind me of the hippies of the 1960s and early 1970s (and I lived in L.A. and San Francisco during some of that period, so believe me I saw a lot of hippies!), and the older attendees over there looked as though they’d blown the dust off their old protest rally rags to join in.

    One of the conversations I had with some of the other right-thinkers there was about precisely that:

    Regarding the younger protesters, in addition to hereditary hippie-ism, we also agreed that a large number of them were there because of the liberal indoctrination centers our schools have become.

    I enjoyed the joke as well, the man who told it to me definitely got himself a good laugh from this guy! :-)

  4. Jennifer Says:

    Loved the joke, had me laughing out loud which wasn’t too smart at 12:00 at night!!

    Kudos for you for going to the demonstration. I’m ashamed to say that I havent ever had that experience. It’s a bit difficult to schedule baseball games, homework and work…..LOL I don’t know if I’m not looking hard enough, but I have never heard of a march/demonstration around here. I guess you have to know where to look. I do think it would be an amazing experience actually out there bonding with others with our views and beliefs.

    Still laughing about the joke! Hehehe

  5. Seth Says:

    Jennifer –

    I hadn’t been able to make it to a political rally in a couple of years (purely because of travel-related responsibilities) — the last one was at Walter Reed in late 2005, a counter-demonstration vs the lefties who fester at the gate every Friday night.

    It really is a great experience, especially if you’ve lived primarily in liberal infested cities for as many years as I have, the opportunity to meet and bond with other real Americans is fantastic.

    A counter-demonstration is also the perfect opportunity to be entertained by the sheer foolishness of the liberals on the other side, in the same way one might be amused by a Three Stooges episode. If they would only refrain from the profanity that “graces” so many of their signs or is inherent to so many of their shouted slogans, it might even be fun entertainment for the whole family. It would certainly show the young’uns what immature clowns and idiots these lefties are. :-)

  6. Gayle Says:

    Good for you, Seth, and thanks for letting us know how it went. Thanks also for the joke! LOL!

    Here’s one for you:

    Three men - a Canadian farmer, Osama bin Laden and a Texan are all working together one day.
    They come across a lantern and a Genie pops out of it.

    “I will give each on you one wish, which is three wishes in total”, says the Genie.

    The Canadian says, “I am a farmer and my son will also farm. I want the land to be forever fertile in Canada.”

    POOF! With the blink of the Genie’s eye, the land in Canada was forever fertile for farming.

    Osama was amazed, so he said, “I want a wall around Afghanistan, Palestine, Iraq and Iran so that no infidels, Americans or Canadians can come in our precious land.”

    POOF! Again, with the blink of the Genie’s eye, there was a huge wall around those countries.

    The Texan says, “I am very curious. Please tell me more about this wall.”

    The Genie explains, “Well, it’s about 5,000 feet high, 500 feet thick and completely surrounds the country. Nothing can get in or out; it’s virtually impenetrable.”

    The Texan sits down, cracks a beer, smiles, and says, “Fill it with water.”

  7. Seth Says:

    Gayle –


    That sounds like a few Texans I know.

  8. MariesTwoCents Says:

    That’s great you showed up there Seth :-)

    I never find events in Oklahoma.

    Well there have been 1 or 2 but by the time I find out about it, it’s over and done with. Then again this is a red state.

    Keep fighting the good fight Seth :-)

  9. Seth Says:

    Marie –

    Had it not been for that single mention (and the announcement was ‘way down the page after several other items), I would not have known about this counter-demo in time.

    I guess our wheel doesn’t squeak as loudly as the left’s does; They were busing people in three separate emailed responses to this post informed me that in some neighborhoods, notices advertising the left side of the equation were everywhere, many plastered all over telephone poles, etc, sort of like the punk and Goth rock concert ads one sees in Haight-Ashbury.

    Maybe the lefties in OK aren’t as uppity as they are elsewhere, LOL. This is, after all, Illinois, the state whose voters unleashed, among others, wingnut extraordinaire Hussein Obama on the American people.

    Most Democrats I’ve talked to about politics here in liberal Chicago seem to take everything the MSM tells them as gospel and are completely non-conversant with events and facts that should be factored into a voting decision. I really don’t even see any need for the local newspapers here when a stack of bumper stickers would suffice.

  10. Angel Says:

    Props to u Seth for attending and representin!
    Happy Halloween too!..boo!:)

  11. Shoprat Says:

    Great joke. Almost as big of a joke as a leftist intellectual.

  12. Seth Says:

    Angel –

    Any time I have the opportunity to attend a conservative rally, I do. They are always a great experience, especially when they are counter-demonstrations against those folks, not to mention any names, parties or labels, that want to turn America into a socialist country and/or change its name to the “United States of Surrender”. :-)

    Happy Goblins Day to you too!

    Shoprat –

    It is hilarious, though in a grim way, that lefties and the term “intellect” somehow became intertwined, isn’t it?

  13. BB-Idaho Says:

    “that lefties and the term “intellect” somehow became intertwined, isn’t it?” As I recall, it was Spiro Agnew who first came up with that concept. As we know from demographic polling, the intellectuals acutally split into the left ‘liberals’ and the right ‘enterprizers. One of those peculiar dichotomies…er, I mean Pointy-headed Dichotomies.

  14. Seth Says:

    BB –

    Actually, what Agnew said was about the anti-war protesters (hmmmm, liberals) of the time, that they were “an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.”

    However, whenever one hears of “intellectuals”, it seems to be connected with such items as communist doctrine, globalization, “peace” as a substitute for freedom, campus political indoctrination, disarmament of the masses and all the other hallmarks of “progressive” thinking.