Operation American Spring Still Going. Kinda.

The couple hundred people who gathered for Operation American Spring — only about 29,999,700 or so short of the predicted number — have dwindled to about a dozen people, but they’re still trying to bring down the government by yelling slogans at the White House. This video is hilarious, especially the weird attempt at a military formation.


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  • Al Dente

    A guy is calling cadence and half those people are out of step. And you, in the blue jacket, on the command “left face” you turn to your left.

  • http://www.facebook.com/set.v.kouwenhoven Set Kouwenhoven

    This was kind of tough to watch. And it was made even tougher by the fact that all participants shared a similar—uh, “look.” An uneducated and elderly look.

  • blf

    It’s working! Teh Obama has been pestering Yerop the last few days… They’ve driven teh great saton out of USAleinstani. The next phase is beginning, kept teh great saton out, install another authoritarian who isn’t an uppity moolsin athiest Teh Gay terrorist from Kenya, and and and

  • vmanis1

    `We won’t give up! We won’t give in! This fight for freedom! Is now our thing!’

    Now, that’s a punchy slogan, for some value of `punch’.

  • tsig

    The American spring is sprung.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    This video is hilarious, especially the weird attempt at a military formation.

    And what kind of formation would you expect them to use in the weird military? Hopefully later on they do some weird section tactics.

  • Michael Heath

    Demonstrable cowards given they’ve disabled posting comments and rating their video.

  • Larry Kearney

    Well, except for the skateboard and the dog on a leash, you can’t tell the difference between these guys and a crack platoon of Army Rangers. It’s uncanny.

  • Nemo

    Damn, now I’m mad at the cop for hassling them. They have a right to peacefully protest, no matter how stupid they are.

  • Artor

    Set @2

    That’s known as the “Innsmouth look.”

  • dingojack

    Awww – lay off the OAP – sorry I meant OAS comedy gold* — you go old guys!

    (It’s kinda of an even less effective version of the Government shutdown, but on the Mall).



    * Artor you named the one place you should never, ever look in when given a gift horse like this.

  • Trebuchet

    Am I the only one who was kind of expecting (and hoping) they would drop their pants and moon the White House when they did the “about face” thing? And some of those guys appear to have taken marching lessons from the guy who kept stepping on my feet in Basic Training all those years ago.

  • edmundog

    @Nemo: I’m not really sure the cop was harassing them. Basically because if he was, the title of the video would have been a lot more emphatic than “wants to know who we are”. Seems to me the guy just took a couple of quick notes in case he was asked about it later, and then the “patriots” decided to leave. If he’d told them to move along, the title would have been more along the lines of “Obama sics cops on OAS” or something.

  • http://www.ranum.com Marcus Ranum

    They need sunscreen.

  • http://festeringscabofrealityblogspot.com fifthdentist

    I feel sorry for the poor doggie. Being associated with those creatures of such severely limited intelligence has got to be awfully embarrassing.

  • dingojack

    uh — isn’t June, technically summer? Time for ‘Operation Abject Summer’, methinks.


  • Rasalhague

    That guy with the skateboard has got to be trolling them.

  • D. C. Sessions

    isn’t June, technically summer? Time for ‘Operation Abject Summer’, methinks.

    Nope. Not for another couple of weeks.

  • John Pieret

    Al Dente @ 1:

    And you, in the blue jacket, on the command “left face” you turn to your left.

    These people aren’t sheeple, ya know!

    The same guy spends several seconds looking up at the sky … no doubt checking for drones! Or maybe just trying to figure out where he is …

  • dingojack

    Or perhaps he’s waiting to hear from god…


  • http://dontlinkmebro F [i’m not here, i’m gone]

    Do they have a crack suicide squad?

  • http://dontlinkmebro F [i’m not here, i’m gone]

    Actually, I think the guy in the blue jacket is tasked with watching for those black UN stealth helicopters.

  • matty1

    I don’t know about you but I always take a protest more seriously when their protest song starts “well here we go, we’re at it again”.

  • busterggi

    More entertaining than mimes.

  • Georgia Sam

    I note with much satisfaction that the turnout for the Capital Pride Parade outnumbered that of OAS by multiple orders of magnitude.

  • lofgren

    That poor dog.

  • http://polrant@blogspot.com democommie

    I was in basic training from 10/20/68–12/06/68. We had a max of three or four hours of actual close order drill instruction and hours of practice marching to and fro for no apparent reason (even then they had fucking BUSES!) . I never quite got the hang of a well executed about face (hence my non-career in politics) but the other stuff–you never really forget it. The marchers seem to have done so; one might arrive at the conclusion that they never served.

  • dingojack

    Of they’ve served! Just wait to they get to bit where they say ‘you want fries with that?’


  • Chuck

    Is that their cavalry on the Segways?

  • spamamander, internet amphibian

    Charge of the Segway Brigade

    Half a block

    Half a block

    Half a block onward

    Into the American Spring

    Rode the six or so

    “Forward, the Segway Brigade

    Charge for the Kenyan!” he said

    Into the American Spring

    Rode the six or so.

    “Forward the Segway Brigade!”

    Was there a point all made?

    Not though the public knew

    Morons still thundered,

    Theirs to shoot off reply

    Theirs not to reason (why?)

    Theirs but to bitch and cry

    Into the American Spring

    Rode the six or so…