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Grizzly Mama

There's a Grizzly who has escaped the City of Brotherly Love..(and she's going back to homeschooling!!)

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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.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Grizzly Report - Gathering of Eagles.

What a great day we had. I want to thank the Rolling Thunder guys and gals especially for all the support that you showed to our young friend who recently served in Iraq. As I pointed out in my comments on other blogs, these Vietnam veterans are giving our troops what they themselves never enjoyed - support and respect. They are standing in opposition to Jihad Jane which wasn't done 40 years ago. I consider it a privilege and an honor to stand with them. I thank them all for their service - they did their duty without question and deserve our admiration. God bless you all.

I also want to thank Mike for keeping tabs on us, keeping tabs on the news, and updating his blog with Skye's moblogging images. It was so great to finally talk to you Mike. I enjoyed reading your entries and I am shocked that C-Span had no coverage of the good guys! I thought that I liked C-Span - but I am having to rethink that.

We met many bloggers. Skye - you know. We look forward to attending that meeting coming up Skye - and our young friend is looking forward to attending, too. We also hope that we can work something out on the 4th of July in Philadelphia when Mutha Shewitch will be holding some sort of insane get together right here - in the City of Brotherly Love!

I was so happy to meet AOW! She is one of my favorite bloggers and so supportive of homeschooling. Thanks for the hospitality, AOW. It was stand-up of you and your husband to offer your place for meeting, and showing us to the Metro station with the best parking.

Love ya, Cajun Tiger! Great to meet you and I'll be adding you to my blogroll.

We briefly spoke with CJ from A Soldier's Perspective. You just keep being you, hon. Thanks so much for your service.

We met Steve Harkonnen of Steve's Hodgepodge. We hope that you had as good a time as we!

Martin McBride of CAIR Undercover with Martin McBride - with the Maverick News Network, shall be forever known to me as 'Eagle Eye'. We hope that you found your ride and got home safely! We will email the pics tomorrow. Great to meet you.

Maccus Germanis of Forlone Hope. Awesome that you came all the way from Alabama. Did my basic training in Alabama, so I don't have many great memories of it...I'm sure it's very nice there! ;-) Great to meet you and your friend!

Here is a memorable moment that I forgot to relate to Mike over the phone. Our guys lined the sidewalk around our staging area and had a few things to say in response to the lefties who walked through and made nasty remarks. The Gantlet, I called it. Anyhoo - we were making our way through The Gantlet, when we ran into a group of unhappy black moslems who were complaining to an exceedingly tall police man that the America lovers had bumped them as they walked through The Gantlet. It was quite crowded, you know. We were forever bumping into people. As I was trying to make my way through this complaining batch of moslems - one of them bumped me!! Then another! I called to the policeman to tell him that I had been bumped into not once, but twice! Then I got bumped into again! I continued to complain that the moslems were repeatedly bumping into me! How dare they? We were all jostling around in this tiny space of sidewalk - and they had the audacity to bump into me! I wanted to file a complaint, but my fellow travelers didn't think this was a good idea.

Without further ado - here are some of the pics:

We have the best flag - The U.S.A!





This last pic is part of The Gantlet.




More pics of some of the lefty whacks tomorrow. Have a great night, y'all!

**UPDATE**

My favorite sign so far - as seen on Flopping Aces:


**UPDATE 2**


This is how the whacks carry our flag - great pic found on Wordsmith's blog:

32 Comments:

Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

LMAO! Love that Fonda portapotty.

Thank you so much for being eyes and ears for those of us not able to be there.

18 March, 2007 01:33  
Blogger Little Miss Chatterbox said...

I'm so proud of you guys!!! I've got you linked in my wrap up post that I did on this. What an awesome day!!

18 March, 2007 02:30  
Blogger Always On Watch Two said...

Our guys lined the sidewalk around our staging area and had a few things to say in response to the lefties who walked through and made nasty remarks.

Here's something I didn't get to tell you as we all had to go different directions....

I was in the john along that gauntlet (They deliberately shook those johns by banging on them, and the portapotty I was in rocked just a little), and my husband was waiting for me up against the outside of the GOE fencing. He was right in the thick of it, and the minute I stepped out of the john, so was I. Quite a time we had for those few minutes. No lefties spat on us, but I was ready to use my foamboard sign as a shield if I needed to.

So good to meet you and Troll. But we missed out on meeting with Skye. **sigh**

18 March, 2007 10:27  
Blogger Mike's America said...

AOW: It would have been hard to catch Skye. One minute I'd talk to her and she'd be describing something she was witnessing at the Eagles and the next she'd be calling from kookville.

Monica: I'm surprised the muzzies messed with you carrying that sturdy flagpole. Looks like that pole could double as a bat. Too bad you didn't have some carry out pork bbq on you when you went through muzzie bump'o'rama.

That photo of the Jane Fonda office is great too.

On a more serious note "I consider it a privilege and an honor to stand with them."

Let me just echo that as well and say how proud I am of all of you who made the trip, despite the bad weather.

And the great thing about events like this is that they help us cement the bonds of our connections on all these issues of mutual concern.

Our side showed we could stand up for honor, freedom and victory yesterday. But we need to build on that success by working ever more closely together in the future.

The war against Islamic fascism won't be won on foreign battlefield if it's not first one here in the United States.

And that's our job! The troops have done theirs.

P.S. Now attempting second post of this message. Have I told you how much I hate word verfication on the comments thingee?

18 March, 2007 11:05  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Thank you for all of your support, Wordsmith! I loved that porta-potty sign too - lol. I tell ya - our side has a lot more imagination AND humor.

LMC - thanks! We are very glad that we went.

AOW - there is nothing sacred to the leftys, is there?! Our Skye was all OVER the place - lol. She covered a lot of ground. ;-)

Mike - that flag I had was Cajun Tiger's. I was holding it for him while he did some moblogging. I wanted to bring our flag but I was unsure of what the restrictions might be for the pole - didn't want it to be confiscated!

It's a beautiful flag we have. It was a sight to see so many thousands of them snapping in the wind. Wonderful.

Our side showed we could stand up for honor, freedom and victory yesterday. But we need to build on that success by working ever more closely together in the future.

I totally agree, Mike. We need to get out there in the thick of it.

18 March, 2007 11:27  
Blogger Mr. Grey Ghost said...

You guys really represented for our troops, great pics too!

18 March, 2007 13:55  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Thanks Mr. Grey Ghost! It was something, let me tell ya.

18 March, 2007 14:00  
Blogger Flag Gazer said...

thank you for attending and sending us the reports!

so proud of all of you!!

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

That last picture reminds me of the anti-VietNam stoners from the late 1960's,early 1970's. They haven't changed much.

You can't trust C-span (Communists expanding). They are right up there with the rest of the MSM.

Thanks for your coverage. Only wish I could have been there.

18 March, 2007 15:50  
Blogger dcat said...

The things I miss when I go on a ski trip!

Great job! I love the office sign :D :D :D

18 March, 2007 17:16  
Blogger Gull said...

Wonderful post!!! Love the pix -- expecially the one of Jane's office .... LOL

Thanks for being there --

Gull
http://perishthethought.blogdrive.com

18 March, 2007 20:39  
Blogger tweetey29 said...

Sorry just joining all the fun. We didnt get home till 10:30 last night central time and then I had to shower the girls because we thought we saw more lice but after I showered them and did the comb nothing came out and we checked them again there was nothing there. Just a fluke. But YIKES... Anyway then today we went to church and off to the Pastors house for a bit to visit. Hes been sick so we visited.

But anyway sounds like you guys had fun and met lots of the bloggers. I praise all of you that did this for the people that I know that are serving over in Iraq. I hope all went well though. More later. Tweets.

18 March, 2007 21:47  
Blogger Granny C. said...

Though said before, thank you for being there and reporting to us.

Granny C.

19 March, 2007 08:24  
Blogger ALa said...

Dang! (said in Napoleon Dynamite voice) I would have loved to meet up with you guys! I don't know how you did it...I couldn't even get out of my street!! I am SOOO happy that so many people showed up for "our side" and glad you had a great time. Let me know about the cryptic Philly meeting! ;)

19 March, 2007 15:24  
Blogger Alison said...

well done all. oh bongo man - isnt he having fun? lol

Monica - they really try - last year one of them tried to take my sign, a bunch turned up and tried to start a fight. The police pushed them away but i had to fight to get that sign back. We then had one tell the police we had offended them and as a result got investigated. Dont give a monkies though. Making a STAND however and whenever is SO important.

All the best from
the UK

19 March, 2007 17:30  
Blogger auntybrat said...

I sent a few emails to C-SPAN on Friday objecting to their decision not to cover G of E.Yes - I was naive! I also spent Saturday morning chastising Canadian Biased Broadcasting (paid for by taxpayers' dollars!) for their totally ignoring the G of E presence. I also wrote a formal complaint to the BRITISH Biased Corporation about their non-coverage. Yet to hear back from any of them.lol.

BUT had a great time following all the blogs - the truth IS out there, and you all ROCKED big time. And Jane's office IS one of my favourite pics. Thank you ALL for representing me from over here in Bratville! (http://mikegulf.blogspot.com/)

19 March, 2007 17:47  
Blogger Martin McBride said...

Monica - it was a great honor to meet you and your husband and your young Army Iraq Vet at AOW's house.

Wasn't Gathering of Eagles a great event? I loved it.

I don't know what happened to me, but I was so upset with those anti-American protestors, that I ended up kicking about 6 or 7 of them in the ass.

And.. I reached out and ripped off the terrorists masks/towels that they were using to hide their faces.

I did it for the Troops in Iraq. I think they would have wanted someone to do it for them, so I did.

(I blogged it all at Maverick News Networks, called "For the TROOPS - Eagles Gathered")

I'm sure I will see you again.

Keep fighting the GREAT Fight!

Fuck the Jihadists!

19 March, 2007 22:07  
Blogger tshsmom said...

It was amazing to follow this on Mike's blog!
I, too, have been lambasting the press via email. That's the only way I could contribute.
I'm relieved that you made it safely to DC on the icy roads!

20 March, 2007 18:32  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Thank you Flag Gazer!

Father Abouna - yes those kids all dressed like that kind of crack me up. I felt like telling them, 'Hey man. The sixtys are OVER - y'know?' lol. I never knew that about C-Span - so disappointing...Thanks for visiting and for commenting!

Dcat - I hope you had a good time skiing - lucky girl! Next time. Did you read Mike's blow-by-blow with Skye's moblogging pics? They're something, aren't they?

Thank you gull! Thanks for visiting!

Tweetey - glad to hear that the girls are okay. Everything went great - it was a great day. Let your friends know that 30,000 people assembled in Washington DC so that the whackos would not go unanswered. Appreciate your comments and support.

GrannyC - thank YOU for visiting and commenting. I am so glad that we were able to make it in spite of that freak storm!

20 March, 2007 23:40  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Ala - I really thought we weren't going to be able to do it. Then the 3:00 a.m. wakeup call came and we sat and stared at the wall and drank our coffee. We just sort of said, 'Well. Are we going to do this?' We thought about it and decided to try. If I-95 had been ANYTHING like it was Friday night I would have turned right around. But to my amazement - it was completely clear. I couldn't believe it... Thanks for stopping by, Ala. Cindy Sheehan is coming to Philly on July 4th - - interested??

Alison - I totally agree. It's easy when you have 10s of thousands with you and they've got your back. You truly showed courage in the stand that you made last year in London. Thanks, Alison!

Auntybrat - thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. I guess I was naive about C-Span, too. I believed - dammit!! *sigh* Thanks for writing to all of those nasty news organizations!

Martin McBride - we all loved you! It was so great to meet you, too. You really showed 'em, didn't ya?! Good for you. Wish we could have stayed longer, but it was all Troll could take. In truth he lasted longer than I ever would have in his situation.

Tshsmom - Mike did a great job. It was great to talk to him. I am glad that you followed it and thanks for lambasting the press. The roads were just wet by the time we got on the road here in Philly. (I was shocked!) It wasn't really awful - there were a few icy spots but we got through them okay. By the time we got through Baltimore the roads were mostly dry.

21 March, 2007 00:03  
Blogger dcat said...

Monica,
I was at skys been there seen that what a disgrace on the left's side of the fence!

I want to shoot them! But who wants to waste a bullet and have to clean the gun after. Heh LOL at them works good too!

We had a wonderful time thanks it was the best! Even with Stevens near by the village and the Irish pub... Ya know! Nothing but a good time was had by all! :) Thanks again for standing up to the idiots I bet it was fun too looks like it anyway :D

21 March, 2007 03:07  
Blogger tweetey29 said...

I keep meaning to ask you and this is off the subject of the protest. How far are you away from Carbondale PA. My husband was born there and they moved to WI when he was three. I am just wondering. He would like to go see his grandmother sometime that lives there and it would be great to meet you. Tweets/

21 March, 2007 21:37  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Dcat - It was fun but it was COLD!

Tweetey - it looks like Carbondale is up above Wilkes-Barre. A couple of hour drive atleast. If you do come to visit - plan a day for Philly. We would love to meet you and Philadelphia really is a great city to visit. Lots of history here. Let us know!

21 March, 2007 22:51  
Blogger tweetey29 said...

Probably not till next year but I will keep it in mind. I think what we will do for his one week next year is go that way. Its about a twenty hour drive for us from WI. Or something like that. I will have to get it mapped out. Tweets.

22 March, 2007 11:38  
Blogger Ann said...

Cubed here.

Sigh. What a great experience you all had. And how wonderful it is to see the steam beginning to gather for the "Great Push Back!" Congratulations and thank you to all of you!

AOW,

Re: being bumped while in the Porta Potty - at least it wasn't as bad as the gal in that commercial with Cedric the Entertainer, where the Potty fell over and went tumbling down the hill...

Mike,

"Have I told you how much I hate word verfication on the comments thingee?"

Yes...

AND I think it's still calling me "Ann."

25 March, 2007 20:26  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Yes 'Ann' - it is still calling you 'Ann'! lol. Well - as long as we know who you really are.

I hope that we can keep the momentum up. Atleast there were 30,000 Americans there to answer to the leftys - there was no one to answer them 40 years ago...

26 March, 2007 00:19  
Blogger Skye said...

Monica, Troll, Troll's neighbor and A-la:

All of you are invited to spend a Wednesday night with Skye and IVC

Our next... IVC First Wednesday!
is - Wednesday, April 4, 2007
"First Wednesday @ The Annex!"

...with teachers of English as a second language from 17 countries, women lawyers
and business women from the Middle East, a Sister City volunteer from Poland,
a ceramic artist from Scotland and our friends from Iraq.


Let me know about the cryptic Philly meeting! ;)

27 March, 2007 23:27  
Blogger DirtCrashr said...

Wow that awesome! I'm so sorry I've been wrapped-up in my own chores I've missed reading your blog.

01 April, 2007 13:31  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Not to worry, dirtcrashr! The old Grizzly Mama is here no matter what. We are so glad that we went - we just wish that we could have stayed longer.

02 April, 2007 18:38  
Blogger Toad734 said...

Wow, I like the traitors sign. I didn't think you guys would show pictures of the people counter protesting you.

05 April, 2007 11:02  
Blogger MonicaR said...

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07 April, 2007 17:58  
Blogger MonicaR said...

We were counterprotesting them, Toady.

07 April, 2007 17:59  

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