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September 1, 2005

Freedom Walk Watch


That’s odd.

The line in the description of the Freeper, I mean Freedom Walk that used to say:

Participants are encouraged to arrive at the Pentagon South parking lot between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. for screening to avoid long lines.

Now says:

Participants are encouraged to arrive at the Pentagon South parking lot between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m.

Does that mean that they’re not screening participants any more? Or does it just mean that they’re extremely attentive to the language used to describe the event? If I showed up wearing my “Bush Lied, People Died” t-shirt would I be screened, or wouldn’t I? What if I showed up wearing a t-shirt that said: “Dissent is Patriotic”? Conversely, how about a t-shirt that supported the Republican party?

I’m just wondering whether they’re planning to screen people or not. If so, what are the criteria?


  1. The “for screening to avoid long lines” part actually disappeared during the first revision I posted about, but I overlooked it.

    Hmm, looks like they just decided to sleep in a little longer. It now says “Participants are encouraged to arrive at the Pentagon South parking lot at 8 a.m.”

    One other minor change today: The registration form now has a selection for “Group Affiliation”, with these choices:

    Air Force
    Coast Guard
    9/11 Family Member
    Department of Agriculture
    Department of Commerce
    Department of Defense
    Department of Education
    Department of Energy
    Department of Health and Human Services
    Department of Homeland Security
    Department of Housing and Urban Development
    Department of the Interior
    Department of Justice
    Department of Labor
    Department of State
    Department of Transportation
    Department of the Treasury
    Department of Veterans Affairs
    ABC WJLA-TV Channel 7 and News Channel 8
    Washington Convention and Tourism Corporation
    Stars and Stripes
    Pentagon Federal Credit Union
    Lockheed Martin

    So military, 9/11 families, government departments, and sponsors. Does this mean WMZQ is a sponsor now? And why no option for Move America Forward, Free Republic, Protest Warriors, or Little Green Footballs?

    Keith11:45 am

  2. This was offensive when it was first announced — that they are still moving ahead with it while people are dying on the streets in New Orleans is beyond comprehension. What are they going to do, show pictures on big screens at the Astrodome?

    pat12:57 pm, September 2

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