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Sunday, August 17, 2008

NJ and Gathering of Eagles

Gathering of Eagles 8/16/08

Yesterday was an amazing day for me. I had the honor and privilege of standing with the Gathering Of Eagles organization in the town of Somerville, NJ which happens to be the county seat of Somerset County and is the home of a military recruiting center right in the middle of the main part of town.

As was explained to me, there's a small group of moonbats who stand in front of the recruiting office holding their nasty anti-war signs, harrassing people, and just generally doing what moonbats do best, being rude, hateful and annoying. This group of moonbats show up the 3rd Sat of each month at 2:00 p.m. and hang around for about an hour. I laughed when I was told they are often late, but they are packed up and out of there at 3:00 on the dot. (Makes me think they must be professional/paid moonbats).

I didn't actually count the number of Eagles on the scene a full hour before the scheduled moonbat hour, but I'm guessing between 20 and 25 people were there with flags unfurled, banners held high and signs showing support for our military and our country. We aren't talking about the little flags you stick in your flower box folks, I'm talking great big American Flags, Marines Flags, a banner so huge it took two adults to hold it -- maybe 4' x 6' (?) saying in huge letters "Land of the Free Because of the Brave". It was a beautiful sight. The Eagles took up both sides of the street and all the corners at a busy intersection. There were people honking and giving the thumbs up and others on the street who came up and expressed appreciation.

When the moonbats showed up their reaction was priceless. They came walking from a side street and they were clearly shocked at what they saw. The 2 ladies that I saw looked like they hadn't updated their hairstyles since 1968 -- nobody told them that it not only isn't cool anymore, it wasn't cool back then if the hair was entirely gray.... They rounded the corner about a half a block away and when they realized what was happening they literally stopped dead in their tracks with completely stunned looks on their faces. Clutching their "War is not the Answer" signs tightly they talked to each other without coming a step closer. We watched and waited while the moonbats got to see all the people honking and giving us the thumbs up...this went on for 10 or 15 minutes and then they left. We all thought they would come back but they slinked off while an Eagle yelled, "they're leaving" and another Eagle replied loudly "That's what moonbats do, they cut and run".

It was a good day in Central NJ.