Counter protests at Walter Reed Army Medical Center

I blogged earlier this week about the CNS News report on anti-war protesters who had positioned themselves outside of Walter Reed Army Medical Center.  From that CNS article we learned:

The Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., the current home of hundreds of wounded veterans from the war in Iraq, has been the target of weekly anti-war demonstrations since March. The protesters hold signs that read "Maimed for Lies" and "Enlist here and die for Halliburton."

The anti-war demonstrators, who obtain their protest permits from the Washington, D.C., police department, position themselves directly in front of the main entrance to the Army Medical Center, which is located in northwest D.C., about five miles from the White House.

Among the props used by the protesters are mock caskets, lined up on the sidewalk to represent the death toll in Iraq.

Code Pink Women for Peace, one of the groups backing anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan’s vigil outside President Bush’s ranch in Crawford Texas, organizes the protests at Walter Reed as well.

That same day, a reader (Jay) emailed me to inform me that counter protests had been going on there as well for quite some time.   Well, as a follow up to that, here’s a link to Cam Edwards’ blog, which has photos of Cam’s visit to the hospital as well as some great commentary (hat tip: Michelle Malkin).  You’ll find more photos from the goings on outside of Walter Reed  hospital at The Gunn Nut.  Blackfive provides an update from a reader here, and includes a link to a fiery post from Matthew Heidt at Froggy Ruminations, who has a few words he wants to say to anti-war protesters, whether they be in Crawford or standing outside of Water Reed Army Medical Center.

My hat is off to the counter-protests attendees.  Keep fighting the good fight!

I’m outta here again – for the rest of the day (hey, it’s Saturday! I can’t blog all day everyday emoticon).  Any new comments submitted will be read over and approved (unless they were made by trolls/spammers) for posting when I return.  I just released a few comments I also need to respond to but will also do that later.  Until then, you guys have a great Saturday – get out there and enjoy yourselves!

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Iowa Man Walks Off Without Paying for Leg

DES MOINES, Iowa – A man test-fitting a $17,000 artificial leg ran off without paying the bill, police said.

Spectrum Prosthetics and Orthotics reported the theft of the specially designed leg this week.

Police said the crime happened after the man came in on Aug. 19 to be fitted for the prosthetic.

He "was allowed to take it for a couple hours to ensure that the fit was proper," a police report said.

Sgt. David Murillo said the man didn’t come back.

Todd Schweizer, one of the owners of the company, said employees had been working with the man for about a week.

"We were trying to meet his needs," Schweizer said.

The store was left with a cellular telephone number, but no one answers, said Detective Robert Lewis. There also was no answer at the door at an address left by the man.

No picture of the missing leg was released.

Saturday morning

Today’s going to be a busy day at casa de ST.   I won’t be around this morning as I’ll be out house hunting … I should be back later this afternoon to post  a bit and approve comments by non-trolls.  So if you submit a comment and it doesn’t show up for a while, it’s because I’m not around to approve it.   It’ll get posted this afternoon, most likely.

Hope everyone is having a great Saturday morning so far.  Beautiful day here.  Currently 76 degrees and the humidity isn’t too bad. 

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Late afternoon update: See the comments section for an update on how my house hunting went!