Received word from the Sekrit Chickenhawk Squawkbox that there would be a moonbat swarm outside Ft. Lewis yesterday, the occasion being a) celebrating the idiocy of Lt. Watada
suddenly discovering the army fights narsty wars and b) the departure of the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry division for Iraq, and according to moonbat belief nothing says "I support the troops" like attempting to hang a big black sign about how many soldiers and Marines have died on the base fence. So, like dutiful Chickenhawks Barb
and I headed down to make sure the troops got some real
support -- plus, get in some moonbat teasing.
The scene, shortly after arrival. Real supporters on the end of the bridge, moonbats center. We allowed them to speak their piece on the bridge -- fair's fair. We, on the other hand, made sure the troops saw us going in and out of Ft. Lewis. Because, like, we support them. For real.
(The glowing object in the sky remained the entire time we were there. Highly suspicious. Clearly a result of global warming. Or maybe something experimental got loose. McChord AFB is just up the road, after all.)
If you want to meet several fine, upstanding MPs at short notice, try hanging a stupid protest sign on the base fence.
One brave soul donned camoflauge to pass undetected among the moonbats. The second picture shows her blending in with her environment. (Sign reads "Bush sank the Titanic")
Logistics and supply are an important part of any operation, which is why we made sure to stop by Walt Gaya's bakery for provisions. Cookies were provided to hungry supporters. Moonbats looked on wistfully, but were roundly ignored.
(And in case you were curious, the sentiments expressed by those in uniform concerning Lt. Watada's little tantrum were NOT sympathetic. At all.) Let's see, what else ... we were visited by some splendid State Troopers, who had to explain to the enthusiastic moonbats that no, they couldn't hand out pamphlets to motorists on state onramps. Other than that, and Signage Guy, everyone was pretty well-behaved.
UPDATE: Barb has her AAR up now