Archive for May 2007
Welcome Flopping Aces visitors – thanks for stopping by MidnightBlue.
The difference is everything.
WARNING: The following blog post is intentionally image heavy. If you have dial up internet access- then it sucks to be you.
I encountered this interestingly decorated individual at the original GOE get together this past March 17th and was happy to see his return this weekend. I chatted with him briefly and discovered that he makes a habit showing up in this guise at pro-American events. A fellow Eagle was astute enough to capture on video an interview with our own Captain America. You can view the video HERE
Speaking of the media – pictured above is a veteran being interviewed by a producer from NBC. I did not see any media representatives from CNN or Fox. CSPAN sent two videographers to tape the presentation for a 5pm broadcast on Saturday. The parked their behinds and their gear on the street above the steps leading to the Reflecting Pool. The following day both Dale and I noticed the CSPAN guys switched spots and were parked 10 steps away from the stage. Dale asked why they were on the road Saturday and only 1 flight of stairs away on Sunday – the cable guy responded by saying they are were the park service told them to be. Hmmm..Dale has a recording of this conversation, and I will try to get a copy of this. I will comment that being closer to the stage leaves most of the crowd out of the frame, farther away brings more of the audience into the frame.
Interesting media tidbit #2 – I’m not sure if anyone watching CSPAN saw this group of veterans pictured above. The videographers were no more than 10 feet behind where I stood to take this fuzzy photo. At one point, the group spanned the entire steps of the Lincoln Memorial. I believe they were assembled there for at least 20 minutes before disbanding. Just thought I’d share this with you all as some food for thought.
I’ll end this installment of my adventures in DC with a few more photos of proud Americans.
Let us take the time to remember those that paid the price for our precious freedoms that we savor on this day.
I am so glad I picked up these playing cards, as I know they will provide hours of enjoyment while I am traveling the globe.
I’m tired, yet at the same time thoroughly invigorated by what I witnessed today. For many Americans, Memorial Day is time set aside to remember and honor those who have fallen so we might have the freedom and luxuries of a holiday to enjoy. This Memorial Day is laced with a deeper meaning as I remember a fallen family member – Jeffrey Toczylowski.
The sunshine and heat were a welcome change from the cold of March. The Mall was much quieter today without the loony moonbats who made such a scene this past March 17th. The Mall was decorated in the colors of Red, White and Blue as families and veterans traveled from all over to spend the day at the Mall enjoying the sunshine and remembering who made this day possible. I had the opportunity to talk briefly with some of the participants in this event and expressed my gratitude to those who served or are serving this beautiful country.
I cannot express in mere words my admiration of the quality and commitment of the Americans I met today. All were here to honor our soldiers on this day. Whether we came from big cities or country towns, we all share a common love of country and profound respect for those who serve to protect this nation.
Little Madison tells the world what she thinks as she stands next to one of the most famous comments of Gen. Patton. And yes, her parents believe her future is worth fighting for. I wonder what do liberals see when they gaze at their children?
Kristinn Taylor of Free Republic spoke to the gathered crowds remarking on data points that are usually overlooked in the home front battle in the War on Terror. I managed to capture on video some key points from his speech and posted it on YouTube.
As I have mentioned, it was a HOT day – apparently in more ways than one. This photo adds to the body of knowledge supporting the theory conservatives make better lovers.
Take a close look at the tattoo? Very Cool.
Will this body art catch on with the more liberally inclined? Who knows, although, it would be an endless source of amusement if Rosie were to sport an “I heart Hilary” tattoo.
The idea for this post stemmed from a conversation this morning Mike over a blog post detailing my day in DC. As I seem to find plenty of opportunity to snap a cell phone photo, I agreed that this would work well with my agenda for the day. So I present to you, dear readers, cell phone snapshots of my wanderings around DC this Rolling Thunder Sunday.
I love this concept: Sending postcards of love and support to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. The simply amazing woman behind this project has a son serving in Afghanistan and wanted to find a way to show him that the citizens of the US are supportive of the mission he is being tasked to complete. She show up at venues, distributes donated postcards (printed in Canada) to participants of the event. After she collects the postcards and prior to mailing them to Afghanistan , she photocopies the messages and creates a binder to give to the organization as a thank you gesture. Now why can’t liberals be this thankful – instead of just hateful?
I wish I could recall this country-western singer’s name. She did have a great voice and the crowd was appreciative. It was a pleasant, moonbat free day – don’t I wish all days could be this way.
Big Dog and Kit Jarrell hamming it up for this blog post. Big Dog is in a class all to himself, I was happy to spend some quality time with him. Kit is an amazingly talented singer who performed an original piece at this event. You can listen to the first chorus of the song on YouTube.
As I mentioned above, this was a moonbat free day. Like they would every attempt to mess with these guys…