March 19, 2005
Live from San Diego!!
Hi guys ... I'm blogging live from the SE corner of Sixth and Laurel in San Diego across the street from moonbat central. I've met Da Goddess and there is a nice group of people here holding American flags and getting a good response for the drivers along the street. My husband and I are still getting settled and we're going to get some photos of the really strange loon signs and post them in a bit. Please stay tuned!
UPDATE 1:37 pm: PICS!
THE GOOD GUYS!
UPDATE 2:13 PM MORE PICS
Notice this loony female with her middle finger in purple ink. This is the distilled sentiment of the Left -- FUCK YOU, to all the rank and file Iraqi's who braved terrorists to VOTE. Does anyone really need further proof of how the Left really is supportive of totalitarianism and is anti-Western Civ values?
MORE GOOD GUYS
My Best Guy - hubby Eric manning my laptop while I'm taking pics
UPDATE 3:01 pm
Good lord, it's like the worst part of the 60's again. There's a breeze blowing and a couple or times the smell of pot was quite evident. The San Diego PD has been pretty good in keeping the more hostile moonbats from our side of the street. A contingent of pimplyfaced all-in-black with spiked hair anarchists sauntered by. A couple of our group went to the booths in Moonbat land and got flyers..from the communists with pics of Lenin (not John) and several fliers still spreading the totally bogus "100,000 innocent Iraqis killed by Bush". Infact, one female was in my face about the number and when I loudly told her the Lancet article had been thoroughly discredited she fled across the street with her last phrase "Well, then if only ONE innocent Iraqi died it was WRONG!"
Yeah. Real intellectuals with the Left.
UPDATE 3:32 pm -- Get a load of this picture
Now, I pointed out to this female she was carrying Saddam's Iraq Flag but she didn't even flinch. Yep, more proof that these people really want Saddam in power. They LOVE their kind of dictator!
UPDATE 4:00 pm -- Nothing says "protest" like rainbows and giant puppets
Notice the guy in the "GW" mask with devil horns, holding a golden cross and a bloody hand at "sieg heil" level. Nice.
UPDATE 4:20 Wow... the clouds have really gotten thick and our group is pulling up tent stakes to retire for a some more laughter and a few brewskies. I'll write some more later on the events and people. Take care of yourselves and check back soon!
Posted by Darleen at March 19, 2005 01:01 PM
- Where are you.... we can't find you...... *chuckle*.... waving anyway.....
Posted by: Big Bang Hunter at March 19, 2005 01:39 PM
Great job catching the middle finger lady, exposing her for what she truly is.
Posted by: Jefe at March 19, 2005 02:57 PM
I OVER HEARD ONE OF THE MOONBATS TALKING HERE IN CHICAGO THEY SAID THEY HAD A MINI-MARCH THERE EXCUSE FOR THE LOW TURN OUT WAS THAT THE "ULTRA LEFTS" SCARED AWAY THE "USEFUL IDIOTS" I GUESS THEY DID NOT THINK THAT POTUS BEING RIGHT HAD NO EFFECT ON THERE SMALL TURN OUT
REPORTS ONLY 350 SHOWED UP IN NEW YORK CITY. HEHEHE
Posted by: YOCHANAN at March 19, 2005 03:32 PM
- wheres the party going to be held?.....
Posted by: Big Bang Hunter at March 19, 2005 04:29 PM
Any chance of getting a bigger version of the purple middle-finger pic, and a release (since it's yours) to use it elsewhere?
Posted by: Daniel at March 19, 2005 04:41 PM
That looks like a pathetic turn out. What are the demos?
Posted by: Mieke at March 19, 2005 04:44 PM
It was nice meeting you. Hope you all had fun at the party, wherever it was held. Turns out I have $14.00 left in my account, so going wasn't in the cards even If I had known about it before I left.
See you at the next counter protest.
Posted by: Alan Kellogg at March 19, 2005 05:10 PM
I applaud your courage to go into the sewage pits. I bet there was a stench of potpourri and unwashed hair in the air. I used to get mad at those idiots, but now I am amused by watching their monkey-like antiques. I just hope they get coronaries from all the hate in them.
Posted by: tasha at March 19, 2005 05:35 PM
Thanks for the pictures! I was right off off fram of the woman with the purple finger and didn't see her... even chastized some guy on our side for getting in her face and "stooping" to her level. Now that I see *why* I totally agree with what he did. THAT is the face (or the finger) of the Lunatic Left. Thanks for capturing that (and I was the big guy wearing the "Viva la Reagan Revolucion" shirt waving the "We Support our Troops" flag, for reference).
Posted by: hindmost at March 19, 2005 06:18 PM
The PWs in Houston painted our middle fingers purple. But it was to taunt the moonbats with and it worked pretty well. The police had quite a job keeping them at bay. For one of them to paint their middle finger purple is kind of strange. If they had any sense, they wouldn't want to remind anyone that the Iraqis finally got to vote.
Posted by: Zelda at March 19, 2005 06:45 PM
I think that guy is trying to get a job as the "Don't Walk" sign.
Posted by: Barney15e at March 19, 2005 06:46 PM
Seeing this group does a lot to explain who's been electing the highbinders, lamebrains, and incompetents to the City Council.
Posted by: John Jorsett at March 19, 2005 07:20 PM
I, too, would like to use the middle finger picture if you agree to it.
Sums it up perfectly, and left me speechless.
Posted by: militarybrat at March 19, 2005 08:20 PM
Mieke asks where the "demos" are. I'm one, and I certainly wouldn't have showed up to a protest at a military base. A march on the Capitol, certainly. But this kind of thing annoys the families of good soldiers who signed up to defend our country and instead got sent off on a strategically dubious and ill-managed adventure. I'm not surprised to see the Green Party and the International Socialist Organization here, though.
The Lancet figure of 100,000 Iraqi deaths is the best estimate we have, and shouldn't be treated lightly. See the Economist for a balanced assessment by someone who understands how normal distributions work. There are problems with the study, mostly arising from the difficulty of getting a large sample size while working in a country where you're in danger of being beheaded. But if we're going to discuss whether the war was a good thing for the Iraqis, we'll have to make some estimates on how many deaths resulted from the war. If you have a better way to get numbers on this, go ahead and show it to me.
Posted by: Ethical Werewolf at March 20, 2005 01:35 AM
I think you're wrong about the flag.
I think that Iraqi flag is actually what the flag looked like before Saddam wrote "Allah achbar!" on it.
If you remember the statue of Saddam Hussein being torn down, the US soldier first put a US flag up there, and then this Iraqi flag.
I think some people wanted to change the flag back to the one without the writing, but they decided to keep the writing on there.
Posted by: 89 at March 20, 2005 03:00 AM
The flag the woman was carrying does contain the green Arabic that Saddam added, unfortunately in my sized down pic shot westward with the late afternoon sun behind the flag it almost doesn't show up. I've still got the Really.Big.Raw.Image and I'll crop a closeup to show it.
I still find it bizarre that these people pretty much piss on the majority of Iraqis and support the terrorists and Saddam. It is SO by the Left's sorry history of embracing all manner of evil as long as that evil is anti-American.
Posted by: Darleen at March 20, 2005 09:06 AM
Great pictures. Thanks for going out there and standing for America
Posted by: Michael at March 20, 2005 12:49 PM
let us not forget the sacrifice of our forces as they fought in the streets, in the alley ways in the cities in the country by see by land by air, all in order to get mr. bush elected president in 2004. Equally let us not forget that when President William Clinton Lied he was impeached, but when mr. bush lied, the church praised him. When President Clinton lied, no one died, when mr. bush lied 1500 troops died. Where are the WMD mr. bush?
Posted by: Magnum Serpentine at March 20, 2005 01:05 PM
I didn't ask where are the demos, I asked WHAT are the demos? Demographics? I curious who showed up? Young, old, white, Arab, etc...
Posted by: Mieke at March 20, 2005 01:28 PM
"If you have a better way to get numbers on this, go ahead and show it to me."
Simple-- number one, produce a larger sample than the one Lancet used. Second, if your statistics produce the colossal disparity the (rushed) Lancet study did, don't state the mean and assume that it's correct just because it's in the middle. Third, ask the Iraqi families you survey (all of them) if they believe that in the long run the efforts made on their part by the US were worth it for them.
"Where are the WMD mr. bush?"
Magnum Serpentine--an appropriate nickname since you speak with a forked tongue. You probably ought to ask the Democrats, including Clinton, where those WMDs were, since they made the initial claim that Saddam still possessed them, AND that this possession justified regime change.
But hey, I realize that for folks like you, war is only okay (Somalia, Kosovo) when a Democrat runs it.
Posted by: Chris at March 21, 2005 06:51 AM
I still find it bizarre that these people pretty much piss on the majority of Iraqis and support the terrorists and Saddam
Darleen, that's a load of nonsense. People who think the war was a mistake do NOT by and large support Saddam, and to argue that is willful ignorance.
What needs to be considered here is the COST of removing Saddam. $200 billion, 1500+ lives and counting!
Posted by: Brad at March 21, 2005 07:34 AM
"What needs to be considered here is the COST of removing Saddam. $200 billion, 1500+ lives and counting!"
The problem with this view is that it is far too narrow in comparison to what the idea behind his removal entails. Bush's primary purpose behind Saddam's removal(something that took 13 years too long) was that a democratic vanguard in the theocratic, depostic world of the Middle East would not only allow Arabs to determine their own destiny, but in the long run would prove to be far more stable for than the prevailing status quo of personality cults that currently run things there. We are now seeing what is hopefully the first stirrings of Arabs to find their own voice against regimes that have oppressed and manipulated them for years. Whether this will be Eastern Europe 1989 or China 1989 remains to be seen, but if it allows the Middle East to once again emerge as a vibrant contibutor to human civilization, I would argue that the sacrifices made those 1500+ men and women for such a cause are worth it.
Posted by: Chris at March 21, 2005 02:19 PM
Yeal 1500 men and women died so that mr. bush could get elected president in 2004. A very worthy cause.
And it was mr. bush who stood there in congress and lied to congress and said Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. What he did not tell congress was that UN weapons inspectors got rid of them by 2001.
Posted by: Magnum Serpentine at March 21, 2005 03:21 PM
[Darleen sez] James, don't spam my comment section. I've left your comment up in the appropriate on-topic section but please don't spam again.
BTW, I'm so glad to hear you are a better neurosurgeon than Dr. Morin who is aghast that the minimal accepted medical standards to even approach a diagnosis of PVS were not done.
Where did you get your medical degree?
Posted by: James at March 21, 2005 05:24 PM
"Yeal 1500 men and women died so that mr. bush could get elected president in 2004. A very worthy cause."
Troll, troll, troll your boat
Gently down the stream
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
A life is what you need!
I realize you believe President Bush to be the center of the universe(since your statement implies that everything revolves around him), but no one on the right is even attempting to make the claim that these men and women died to re-elect him.
"And it was mr. bush who stood there in congress and lied to congress and said Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. What he did not tell congress was that UN weapons inspectors got rid of them by 2001."
Now I know Forked Tongue is secretly a Rove implant who logged on to try and make liberals look stupid. The UN inspectors were kicked out by Saddam in 1998(which led to Clinton throwing Tomahawks at Iraq). It's a bit hard to find all the WMDs when there were no inspectors in Iraq in 2001 to begin with.
Posted by: Chris at March 21, 2005 06:15 PM
Darleen, it was truly a pleasure meeting you and your husband. I am so very grateful for your calming presence and your documentation of the day. Next time, under different circumstances, we shall dance, laugh, and make merry into the wee hours.
To Brad: The Coalition for Peace and Justice OPENLY declared their support for the Iraqi insurgents and the return of Iraq to its pre-Operation Iraqi Freedom state during their speeches on Saturday. It's difficult to argue who and what they believe in when they come right out and say it in public.
Posted by: Da Goddess at March 22, 2005 01:14 AM
I'm glad the Protest Warriors were there for this one and hopefully they'll be there for many more too, but I can't help but noticing...
The grass - it looks so green. Is that what it looks like? Because here in Northern Illinois Spring takes a while and I forgot what real live grass and trees look like.
Posted by: JDM at March 23, 2005 02:38 PM
Sorry for misinterpreting you, Mieke.
This whole idea of a "democratic vanguard" in the Middle East thing operates in ignorance of the facts. We've had democracies sitting next to dictatorships all over the globe, and it doesn't work the magic you think it does against the dictatorships. North/South Korea, China/Taiwan, East/West Germany, and several pairs in the Central America patchwork are examples. These things can last for many decades before the dictatorship falls. If you're going to blow $200 billion for democracy-promotion, not to mention the US and foreign lives, you can do it in a bunch of more efficient ways. (one easy example: stop funding the dictator of Uzbekistan!)
Posted by: Ethical Werewolf at March 24, 2005 10:23 PM
I've just spent the last 6 months in Baghdad working and living amongst the Iraqi people. If you have any questions about what is going on here in Iraqi, please ask.
Posted by: TONY at August 4, 2005 05:26 AM
Hi, its amazing to find another conservative in San Diego. We are so few and far between.
Keep up the good work.
Posted by: Justin Hough at September 29, 2005 08:54 PM