In addition to having their hands full fighting the US Navy's attempts to occupy their county, some people in Washington, NC, are also confronting a recurring infestation of Bushbot Chickenhawks who masquerade under the name "Gathering of Eagles."
A woman from Washington named Pat Siebert has requested a permit to protest the war on the waterfront there. Today she was expecting a turnout of four or five brave souls. To which the Gathering of Chickenhawks has responded with a full-court assault on the patriotism of those who dare to protest.
A man named Capt. Bailey, of Chocowinity, has apparently taken the protest as an opportunity to launch his personal vendetta by requesting his military buddies to come to Washington from all over the east coast and stand on the opposite side of the street. While they are standing there, they call the protesters names, give them finger, and basically do everything they can to antagonize the grannies. The grannies say nothing.
According to one of the anti-war protesters:
It is ironic that these brave men have taken it upon themselves to enhance their masculinity by picking on the grannies. The bikers travel from the western part of the state ... skipping the protests in Chapel Hill, etc. just to beat up on the weak. What these men say and do would sicken anyone with decency.
I wish I had known about this sooner. I would have driven to Washington in my old combat fatigues and stood alongside the grannies in solidarity.
And for any Chickenhawks who may be passing by BlueNC, I ask the same question I always ask: If you think Bush's war is so wonderful, why aren't you in Iraq picking sand out of your teeth? I don't care if you're a seasoned veteran who has already served in combat or not. Your presnit needs you again. Get off your patriotic ass and re-enlist. Or shut the hell up.