Archive for September, 2010

On September 10, 2010, the Patriot Guard Riders escorted 9/11 and Blue Star Family members to a dockside ceremony in Freeport.

The Baldwin American Legion Post 246, the Patriot Guard Riders and Capt. Frank Rizzo of the M/V Miss Freeport V hosted the event.  Representatives of many other Legion Posts also attended.

The ceremony was opened with a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem by Jessica Afeltra.

Capt Rizzo was presented with a Citation for Meritorious Service by the American Legion.

Several of our outstanding Blue Star Moms were there.

The Amityville Highland Pipe Band provided a dignified musical backdrop.

The Coast Guard stood by as flowers were of remembrance were cast into the bay as the names of those lost since 9/11 were read.

A rifle salute was rendered before Taps was played.

And then it was time for some old soldiers to reminisce.

All the excellent photographs of this event were taken by Carlos Varon and are viewable here.

On a crisp, clear Saturday, so reminiscent of that fateful day nine years ago, thousands of Americans from near and far crowded into the streets of lower Manhattan to voice opposition to the planned mosque.

Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer hosted a series of outstanding speakers which included Geert Wilders from the Netherlands, Andrew Breitbart, John Bolton, Ilario Pantano and many more!

Here is a clip from Geert Wilders speech:

The Urban Infidel and El Marco have many more photos!

Here are a few candid shots from around the neighborhood during and after the rally:

We Remember

Many of us who have been countering the radical left on the streets have noticed the decline in moonbat numbers since 2008.

It was inevitable once a Democrat was elected and that party gained control of every branch of the federal government.  The Anti-War movement is the creature of the same radical left who have captured control of the Democrat party.  They use the gullible protesters as a club to beat down any opposition to their progressive agenda.  In a word the protesters were always ‘tools’.

Moe Lane over at RightNetworks nails the issue:

…the antiwar movement is faltering because it was never an antiwar movement to begin with. It was an anti-Bush, anti-Republican movement, and now that neither of those entities is running things right now it is no longer necessary to keep it going. It won’t be eliminated, of course: after all, the way things are going the Republicans are primed to take power again within in the next two or three election cycles. Once that happens, the Democrats will then revitalize whatever withered cores still remain in the antiwar groups, and then use them to attack Republicans—until the Republicans are out of power once more. Lather, rinse, repeat.

Back in October Ringo documented an anti-war protest in Los Angeles:

International ANSWER, who at the height of the Bush years could easily get thousands of people to march in opposition to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, can now barely get 100 people to show up for a protest… And, of the 100 or so people who did attend the “8th Anniversary Protest Against the War in Afghanistan”, nearly all of them were either the same smelly old Communists who show up at every leftwing demonstration, or the usual clique of 9/11 “truthers” who regularly gather at various locations around Los Angeles to annoy tourists.

Manly’s Republic commented on the Code Pinko deficit back in 2009:

Whatever happened to the American Pink Moonbat (Chiropterus dementia roseus)? From their appearance in 2002 straight through the November 2008 elections, you couldn’t swing a dead cat near a military recruiting office or any gathering of two or more Republicans without hitting a Pink Moonbat. They infiltrated Congressional hearings. They stormed stages where vice-presidential candidates were speaking. It seemed like they were everywhere – especially at any gathering that protested our presence in Iraq or Afghanistan.

Since November 4, 2008, however, they seem to have faded away and, after January 20 of this year, apparently have gone into hibernation.

Have no fear, nature lovers, you can be assured the moonbats will be back just as soon as Republicans are back in office in Washington.  After all, the Democrats need plausibly deniable ‘tools’ to slam anyone who tries to address foreign affairs rationally.