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Acacia Park sidewalk chalk memorial to US soldiers killed in Afghanistan

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COLO. SPRINGS- It took three hours for over a dozen students from Colorado College and Palmer High School to chalk the names and ages of the 869 US casualties of the war in Afghanistan.

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Mark made an excellent video at CSAction.
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12 thoughts on “Acacia Park sidewalk chalk memorial to US soldiers killed in Afghanistan

  1. Now if these same folk will just go over to the City Hall building and write out on the Council Chambers’ walls the names of all the Afghan civilians murdered down by ‘our’ troops out of Fort Carson.   It would be interesting especially to see the response of the newly annointed City Council rep Sean Paige, who bills himself as a ‘Libertarian’.   He was responsible for the nuttiest of the Gagzette’s editorial comics during his previous tenure there, though he was fervent war supporter and still is.   Anything for Big Business!

  2. Maybe the Tea-Party would come out in defense of Free Speech again, only this time not avenging the Imaginary Persecution of Joe Wilson.

    Now if these same folk will just go over to the City Hall building and write out on the Council Chambers’ walls the names of all the Afghan civilians murdered down by ‘our’ troops out of Fort Carson.

    Naaaaaahhhh… They’re “konservatives” meaning, they sho’ does love them some babykilling.

  3. Notice, in the pictures, no Yellowish-Orange chalk anywhere.

    I saw today some of the names on the Tejon side of the park (had to detour through the park because the CSPD were giving some black guy the “Colorado Springs Special Welcome for Negroes” on the Bijou Sidewalk directly across from Uncle Wilber).

    None of the names in this strange orange chalk but a lot of “Win the War” written in one person’s handwriting.

  4. Tony, show me some evidence that Sean Paige “was and still is” a “fervent war supporter” or a big fan of “big business.”  It’s as if you’re spewing a string of hot-button words with no concern for coherence or meaningfulness.

    Psychologists call that syndrome “schizophasia,” and it’s a symptom of serious mental illness.

  5. DC, just pick up some back issues of The Gagzette when Sean Paige was editor.   That’s all the evidence you will need.   This guy celebrated/ celebrates the War Machine all the time posing himself as a big ‘Libertarian’ bad ass.

  6. DC, it looks as if you selectively read words you believe to be “hot button” and ignore the rest. That sounds like Cognitive Dissonance.

  7. “…Simply, because, you see the useful idiots; the leftists who are idealistically believing in the beauty of Soviet or Communist or Socialist or whatever system; when they get disillusioned, they become the worst enemies.   That’s why my KGB instructors specifically made the point, “never bother with leftists, forget about these political prostitutes – aim higher”  this was my instruction. ”
    –Yuri Bezmenov, KGB Defector

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2095202/posts

    Thats YOU, Bezmenov is talking about, Useful IDIOTS.

  8. Tony, I know Sean well and have read his editorials.  Brother J, I dealt with every substantive noun and descriptive adjective in Tony’s three sentences dealing with Sean except for “nuttiest” and “editorial comics,” and those just solidify my point about hot-button meaninglessness.

  9. That would be the same editor for the Gagzette who wrote the Editorial Mission Statement that quoted Mussolini, right?

    Why’d he quit, or get fired? Not Rabid enough? Cause on account of, we’re not talking about Real Journalism here, not anything as elevated as Weekly World News or National Enquirer, we’re talking Freedom Communications. Where all you have to be able to do is memorize the latest script from DumFox Noose Nutwerx daily talking points.

    It’s not like they hire people based on their IQ.

  10. Brother J, The Gazette Editorial Page doesn’t have a mission statement.

    He quit because five years is a long, long time to write a thousand-word editorial every single day.  Try it sometime.

  11. You all easily get off track of what the real issue is here… so what if some kids want to remember our nation’s fallen Soldiers? Sure, I feel bad for the innocent civilians that have been killed and that will be killed.. I feel worde though for the Soldier’s that are forced to go to war and end up dead. I have been deployed to Iraq. on the “front line” as a combat medic. I have treated both friendly and enemy casualties.. with the same level of care. We are not all as bad as you guys make us seem.

  12. To NotAUsefulIdiot, you are not a useful idiot? Just an idiot I think… And Proud Soldier, nobody thinks of all you grunts as being all Big Bad Boys. Many of you are just trying to find some work that pays. Next time look at what the dirty work entails though.

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