Please be advised that the Texas Road Runners are well trained and eager to do their duty by assaulting the malls and megamarts during the post-Christmas sales events. We anticipate large crowds and the opportunity to spread the Word to the maximum number of people.
Several junior officers will be assisting this mission.
This time of year there is no better place to spread the message of peace on Earth than at your local shopping maul. Strategic placement of kommandos throughout stores and common areas are bound to catch the eye of frantic consumers.
Today I deployed several kommandos throughout South Coast Plaza, the third largest shopping mall in the United States. Each soldier was equipped with the message "Bring us home for Christmas" and "Stop the War".
My goal - to wake up OC shoppers from their gift-snatching slumber.
After scattering troops throughout the common areas we moved into Borders bookstore. I hit up the newly released racks by the checkout counter and then moved into the music section.
Harry Potter and his friends seem like decent kids...
Lastly, we attacked the bustling magazine rack and found one concerned-looking dude.
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THIS ONES FOR THE VETERANS!!!
FIGHTING THEIR WAY UP CITY HALL!
SURROUNDING THE COURTHOUSE!
TAKING THE BANK!
That was awesome! I can't wait for the next deployment! :)
WWII Pearl Harbor survivor;
Marine veteran of Iraq.
Grief and loss in an illegal war.
Hardship and sacrifice.
Sgt. Wolf reported citizen reactions to the troops as varied, with comments usually prefaced with "wtf...". Positive remarks were, " (laugh) Right on, little dude", "hey, Billy Bob, look at this little M...F....! (laugh). Yeah, bring 'em home", "you ain't just a-sh....., buddy". and so forth. Overall, the Bubbas were positive, with just a few reacting negatively.
Second squad was deployed on the southeast side of Houston, to Krogers, Blockbuster, 2 Dollar stores, Nail Salon , 2 banks, a tire repair place, Do-nut shoppe, Radio Shack, and an imitation Stop-n-Go. Third squad will be deployed after 1300 hours when troop transport becomes available. Unfortunately, the military photographer is not available for photos , but the troops are conducting their missions admirably with bravery and fortitude.
After a long float from the Antarctic Unit beached in strange college town.
The local Walmart again?
I must admit I have no exit strategy from the WalMart.
Not without buying a sponge, some aspirin, a twelve dollar desk fan and a copy of the Enquirer. Oh and a Heath Bar and a bottle of Diet Pepsi.
This raid was a debacle.
Tags: Kommandos Project, Iraq War.
FROM: KVATCH, SUPREME KMDR
KOMMANDER AMERICAN REPORTS TROOPS READY FOR VETERANS DAY DEPLOYMENT STOP
KOMMANDER KVATCH ALSO SENDING TROOPS INTO THE FIELD STOP
ALL KOMMANDERS ENCOURAGED TO PREPARE REINFORCEMENTS STOP
The Kommandos Project started when Kvatch decided to go national with the idea in order celebrate his own blog's one year anniversary. That was in May. Since then, dozens of bloggers all over the nation have deployed thousands of these little guys, with major protests being held on Memorial Day and Independence Day.
And now we're going to show our support for the troops and for an end to the Iraq War with a Veteran's Day Protest.
Please join us.
are trained and ready for deployment, eager to perform their duty on the day of special honoring of our Veterans.
Bring our men and women HOME!!
Commander American reports that one of my own has returned to the States, unfortunately suffering from severe PTSD, and in lieu of treatment has been given further special training and received a promise of possible re-deployment to Iraq for the third time.
Therefore, some of the Texas RoadRunners will bear messages protesting the lack of treatment for PTSD and also protesting multiple deployments to Iraq.
Damn the warmongers to the deepest pits of Hell!
Second, I basically live in Pleasantville. Very Bush and Bible lovin' Pleasantville.
Nothing UNpleasant ever goes on (or is talked about anyhow), and everything is shiny and nice. So naturally in this kind of town once a year it would be perfectly natural to post - in the extremely pleasant, and tasteful - downtown area 4foot dragon statues that have each been painted by different (here I would so love to say, I ache to say artists) 'groups', with different 'themes'. There's the USA Soccer Dragon (go team! - oops, sorry), there's the 'Happily Ever After Dragon' and so on. There are actually some cool ones done in mosaic, or with a really original themes (2 years ago it was Bears, and someone actually stole the "Love Me Tender Elvis Bear"!! - the town is yet to get over the shock). It's all for a good cause, because at the end of . . . ? hmmm not sure - all the lovely rich people get together and have a grand dinner and auction and bid on the "oh so cute and 'pleasant' dragons" and all the money goes to the United Way and everyone is happy with themselves. What they do with the damn things I have no idea...
Oh! My point? Yes, sorry. Well undeterred by the overwelming sweetness, dodging women in pink track suits and french manicured toes with children whose shoes cost more than my entire closet, these kommando soldiers fearlessly were deployed on the most 'pleasantest' of dragons, AND outside a very popular coffee shop. I am proud to say never did they blink, or shirk their duty and remained standing proudly as I managed a quiet get-a-way in the barney-purple-soccer-mom mini van, feeling honoured to have been associated with them.
The plane says "Bomb with butter"; the soldier says "Bring us home from Iraq"; the tank says "Bring us home"; the deposit slip says "Bank of America."
While shooting this photo, three kids from across the street came running at me, and started bombing me with water balloons. One shouted something about wanting my camera. It was interesting.
Our first kommando was employed at a gas'n'go, at the intersection of two highways. Unfortunately, no photo.
This is our first kommando, snapped as he reached the beach. It was a beautiful day and the beach was filled with people, from our secured position all the way to the pier and lighthouse two miles away.
Forward we moved, securing the pavillion at the State Park. (no photos). Then kommandos were deployed at various campgrounds as we moved our way towards the pier. There was also a camper bathroom facility with newspaper machines out front where we deployed another one.
Then, it was off to the pier. The pier has large rocks alog oneside we thought perfect for deployment. As we deployed one, a teenage girl came by with her mom, picked one up and commented how cool it was(she may have taken it, okay, because there is a link to here on the back).
We walked to the end of the pier where we deployed more kommandos on the steps to the lighthouse. Then it was back to shore, where deployed even more, tossing them at sandcastles as we made our way back to our blanket. As we packed up to leave, an elderly couple came by and saw our original kommando, picked it up and noticed the message. All in all, a successful Independence day campaign!
The strategic value of the mission is obvious: in capturing the Presidio, the Kommandos seize control of the Golden Gate.
The Presidio is an essential target in another sense: it is the site of a vast peaceful invasion of tourists from all over America--all over the world.
Perhaps those tourists will carry home the Kommandos' message of peace.
This soldier guards the parade ground, now a bed of wildflowers, at Fort Winfield Scott, named for a victorious general in a long-ago war of choice. This is the symbolic value of the Presidio: a onetime military base, returned to the people for peaceful use.
Supreme Kommander Kvatch, Sir! Kommander American here to report deployment and missions of the Texas Roadrunners. Several squads were deployed to local businesses and locations in Houston, Texas. Our photographer was unavailable to film these missions but all troops acquitted themselves bravely and with honor.
Other squads were transported to repeat the missions of the Roadrunners of May 27-28, to infiltrate the hinterlands outside of Houston. These were all volunteer units as the rural and small town areas are strongly conservative, pro-Bush, Bible Belt citizenry. Considerable caution and tact had to be exercized to avoid offending the citizens and to enlist their cooperation and support. Our troops succeeded admirably; although strongly in favor of Bush, the locals also are strong supporters of the troops.
Kommander Kvatch, Sir. I would like to mention my grandson, Country Boy, and Kommander Marty's son, both of whom are on a second tour of duty to Iraq. I reccommend them for Honorable Mention, Sir.
Texas Roadrunners, named for Country Boy's unit.
Several troops were deployed to a rural church, where the congregation offered fervent prayers for our men and women serving in the military and for their safe and speedy return home.
A tank crew guards a flagpole.
WHILE KOMMANDOS TAKE UP POSITIONS WITHIN SMALL TOWNS, OTHERS INFILTRATE RURAL AREAS, POSTING TO MAILBOXES AND STREETSIGNS.
ALL MISSIONS WERE COMPLETED SUCCESSFULLY, SIR. THE TEXAS ROADRUNNERS DID THEIR DUTY AND ACTED WITH BRAVERY AND FORTITUDE.