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"All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth." Aristotle - Greek Philosopher.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Gathering of Eagles, March 17, Washington DC

Many of the loony lefties will be marching on Washington DC on the 17th of March to protest - oh hell - I'm not sure what they're protesting. Protesting Bush, the war, our troops, Western Civilization, America, Capitalism. The well-knowns will be there: International ANSWER, Mutha Sheehan, 'Jihad' Jane Fonda. The Gathering of Eagles will be there to protect the monuments honoring our fallen in past wars. We will not allow defacement of any of those memorials. We love our men and women in the military and we continue to honor those who died in service to our country.

Troll and I believe that the islamofascist menace must be confronted now, and our boys and girls are out there doing just that. We will be in very good company, as there are hundreds if not thousands of veterans planning to be there, and we are proud to stand with them.

There are two petitions now up online. One for people to sign only if they WILL be at the Gathering of Eagles on March 17th:

GoE will attend.

One for those who are unable to attend but will be there in spirit:

GoE there in spirit.

This will be very helpful in giving the organizers some idea of how many Eagles will be in attendance on the 17th and how many will be supporting us from home.

If you plan to be there, sign in. Those who just can’t attend but stand with us in spirit are asked to sign the second petition.

1035 so far have signed in as attending.

1450 have signed is an with us in spirit.

(as of 1945 Eastern, March9th)

If you encounter problems signing, please persevere and try again later. We need your count!

We will be there with our handy new digital camera and another that we can take videos with. We are driving down early, early Saturday a.m. and will return in the afternoon. The girls are not going because we have seen first hand how violent the 'peace' protesters can be.

God Bless America. God Bless our Troops. God bless our Veterans.

This very important message is brought to you at the expense of Aesop's Fable Friday.



Blogger City Troll said...

ooo weee sounds like were gonna have fun....

09 March, 2007 23:06  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

I know you guys will have fun!

We had a small greet-and-meet rally yesterday with the Move America Forward caravan that is making its way to DC. Very inspiring and moving.

I have to work until 5pm today, but will eagerly finish uploading photos and videoclips tonight.

I felt so close to everyone at the rally. There was such a feeling of kinship and unity, like we were all one family with one sole directive and purpose.

When do you guys leave?

Thanks for the online petitions.

10 March, 2007 11:40  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Hmmm....the "will not attend" petition link seems to be wrong. Or am I wrong?

10 March, 2007 11:47  
Blogger MonicaR said...

It will be interesting, Troll. I'm getting pretty excited.

Word - The petition url was totally messed up. Thanks for pointing that out to me. It's fixed now.

I have been keeping tabs on the caravan and I am so glad that you were able to go to a meet and greet.

We will be leaving at about 4:30 a.m. to drive down on Saturday a.m.

I'll check your blog later tonight to see your photos.

10 March, 2007 11:59  
Blogger tweetey29 said...

Good luck guys. Have fun. A few years ago Bush came to Appleton or some place close to us and some friends of ours went down to protest against him. You should have seen the crowd. I wasnt there because I was far to pregnant with B and K was to small to take and no one to watch her. But I dont get into the protesting anyway.I am one of those that stands in the back ground and sees who makes a difference. I feel they dont listen anyway so it doesnt matter. I guess I have a hard time with politics. Never really got into it. Tweets. Ps. Interesting though. Let us all know how it turned out when you get home.

10 March, 2007 12:04  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Oh, I will Tweetey - I'm going to try my hand at putting some pics up, too.

Troll and I have been to several protests, mainly to counter larger protests that we disagree with. One - in Wash DC - was pretty wild. The 'peace' protesters were violent and obnoxious, and the greenies threw trash all over.

It's a good feeling to get out there and show the world where you stand. It's also a good feeling to stand up to the anti-America crowd.

10 March, 2007 12:29  
Blogger Skye said...


I'm driving down to DC on Friday, March 16th and staying in DC till Sunday.

I tried emailing you earlier, but the email bounced. Could you email me and I can give you and troll the details.

10 March, 2007 13:03  
Blogger Pat in NC said...

Thanks Monica for the links. I support the effort and will be with you in spirit.

10 March, 2007 14:31  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To answer your question over on my blog, we are meeting up at blogger AOW's home and will then carpool over to the metro station at Dunn Loring, then will take the metro over to the protest site.

We anticipate meeting up btwn 8-9am and getting there around 10am.

Armbands have been ordered.

If you wish to talk to me about this via email, I am at

10 March, 2007 14:51  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

I'll check your blog later tonight to see your photos.

I just got in, and am now working on it. Whew! I'll probably only post a few of my faves, and then link to an album. I've also got to figure out the videos. One is over the MB amount, for YouTube; so I will have to use my livedigital account.

Anyone have any brilliant ideas for signs?

I wish my burner was working; I would have loved to have given the gold star and blue star parents a copy of my Cindy Sheehan music video.

10 March, 2007 22:16  
Blogger Mike's America said...

Oh how I miss a good political protest. If you're up there early enough in the day, wander through my old neighborhood at Eastern Market. They have the old style street market on Saturday.

You can stock up on rotten eggs and squishy tomatoes for later.

11 March, 2007 10:35  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Are you suggesting that we might have a use for rotten eggs and squishy tomatoes - later in the day perhaps?!


Wish you could be there, Mike. We'll tell you all about it, though.

11 March, 2007 11:36  
Blogger Gayle said...

I'm really glad you and Troll get to go! This is the first time in my life I wished I lived closer to Washington D.C.!

Have fun and take lots of pics. I know you will! Stay safe; those "peaceful" people can be dangerous!

11 March, 2007 16:22  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Skye - I will email you tomorrow.

Thanks everyone.

We have invited our young friend who returned from Iraq last year. He is going to try to get the day off and ride down with us.

I want to make a sign that says simply 'I Support Victory'.

12 March, 2007 00:46  
Blogger nightfly said...

Monica - I always liked "The Sooner We Win, the Sooner They Come Home."

12 March, 2007 03:29  
Blogger Jana said...

It was up to 2913 when I signed the "with you in spirit" one.

Have fun!

12 March, 2007 09:14  
Blogger Abouna said...

Monica-Philadelphia; Thank you for visting my blog and for your comments. Please feel free to link to any of my postings.

I also hope that you will visit my web site also.

God Bless,

12 March, 2007 13:18  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cubed here.


"I felt so close to everyone at the rally. There was such a feeling of kinship and unity, like we were all one family with one sole directive and purpose."

And you know, this is the sort of "sense of solidarity and common mission" that so many of us have about the whole mess our wonderful country is facing. I can't believe for a minute that when push comes to shove, this sort of spirit will not prevail.

Take lots of pictures and videos, folks, and share them!

13 March, 2007 01:45  
Blogger Little Miss Chatterbox said...

I'm so excited that both of you and Skye are going. I look forward to reading the live blogging you guys will do.

14 March, 2007 00:15  
Blogger tshsmom said...

I can't wait to see your pictures and hear your report! Don't let Troll jostle his arm too much.

14 March, 2007 15:18  
Blogger tweetey29 said...

Saturday's approaching awfully fast. LOL. Have fun. We are going to my dads house on Saturday instead of Sunday. I will post how it went. It is always fun to be with him. Well enough of that. Dont get jostled to much by other protestors. I think I spelled that right. Oh well if I didnt. Have a great time and enjoy yourself. LOL.

14 March, 2007 16:50  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Nightfly - I love the slogan - thank you!

Steve - Thank you. I am getting very excited. I emailed AOW, I will email you tonight with info. too. We'll be meeting up with Sky from midnightbluesays in Virginia and heading for a Metro station. I will be very happy to meet all of you!

Wordsmith - your pics came out great. Thanks so much for all of your support.

Gayle - pics most definitely. Check in at Mike's America during the day. He will be in touch with Skye who will be 'moblogging' (I think it's called..) and he will be updating his blog with all of the dirt. Those 'peace' protesters can get very, very nasty.

Jana - thank you so much for signing the petition in support!

Father Abouna - I am a regular now. lol!

I agree, Cubed. Keep an eye on Mike's America for realtime information!

LMC - I am excited, too. Aren't Mike and Skye something else? Who would have ever thunk of 'moblogging'! It's going to be quite a day.

Tshsmom - thank you - we will be very gentle with Troll. If any of the moonbats attempt to hurt him I believe there will be many to defend him!

Tweetey - no need to worry about spelling here at Grizzly Mama's. We care about what people say, not how they spell it. Although I do believe that you did get it right! You have a great weekend and be sure to check either here or at Mike's America for a rundown of the events.

14 March, 2007 23:09  
Blogger Skye said...

Okay, I emailed:

NBC Philly Affiliate
The editors of The Northeast Times and The Evening Bulletin.

Did get a bite from the editor of the Northeast Times.

14 March, 2007 23:52  
Blogger MonicaR said...

I haven't heard a thing back from our buddy at 'blinq'.

Troll forgot to call the bulletin. He's going for his pre-op testing right now. Depending on what shape he's in when he gets home - I'll have hime call there, too.

15 March, 2007 12:34  
Blogger tweetey29 said...

I just went over to Mikes America and introduced myself to him. I have seen him on your blog but never really went over to meet him. Tweets. Will keep you in our thoughts this weekend.

15 March, 2007 13:04  
Blogger Mike's America said...

Thanks for dropping by Tweety.

I hope you'll check in on Saturday.

It will be kind of cool to post updates from the scene during the day.

Pretty soon we'll be able to feed live video from events like this direct from our cell phone to our blogs.

15 March, 2007 23:55  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Tweetey, I am glad that you visited Mike's blog. He is a prolific blogger and is always on top of whatever is happening. I visit him every day!

Mike - this is going to be very interesting. I can hardly wait!!

16 March, 2007 01:53  

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