HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Politics 2014 (Forum) » I Have To Tell All Of You...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:49 PM

 

I Have To Tell All Of You On DU How Appalled I Am

This discussion thread was locked as off-topic by Tx4obama (a host of the Politics 2014 forum).

At the lack of postings on this thread today paying homage to those whose unselfish service have protected us and our way of life. I believe all Americans should honor veterans on their special day. There are more than 24 million veterans in the United States. Each one of these men and woman have sacrificed something for our country. They have given us so much. They have sacrificed themselves for our freedom and happiness. All we need to do is show them that they have our respect and care. It is so simple to write a letter and thank someone who has given us our freedom. We can go to a parade. We can visit a VA hospital and talk to a veteran. None of these small acts can compare to what they did for us, but these acts help show our veterans their sacrifices are acknowledged and we are grateful.Veterans Day provides us with an opportunity to appreciate the simple duties and paramount accomplishments of American veterans. I know that they are the architect of American nationalism and that they hold a more zealous connection to this nation than the majority of ordinary citizens. Veterans set aside their personal lives, goals, and ambitions in order to serve. This unselfish commitment to the United States is unparalleled by any other service and without their bravery, the American dream would perish.

Veterans Day is only one day in November, yet every day that we take advantage of our opportunities as Americans, we should pay homage to those whose unselfish service protected us and our way of life. These people, who were willing to give of themselves to accomplish a goal for the good of many, are veterans. They are a population that is very deserving of praise and admiration for all that they did. Veterans are special people that understand what the Stars and Stripes are all about. They know that for each star there are millions of people that needed their strength. This compelled them to serve. Even in the heat of battle with the possibility of imminent death lingering over their heads, veterans were fighting to protect liberty and justice for all. That is true honor, a concept foreign to many in today's society. It is however, a concept that rings true still today and that should be cherished as part of our American culture and put on a pedestal right next to our national treasures. In this way veterans gave the greatest gift and I for one am going to log off of my computer now and go out and find a veteran and thank him or her for their service to our great nation and I am urging everyone else on this thread to do the same!


This post was made with 100% recycled electrons.

47 replies, 3071 views

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 47 replies Author Time Post
Reply I Have To Tell All Of You On DU How Appalled I Am (Original post)
pismoclam Nov 2012 OP
mike_c Nov 2012 #1
ffr Nov 2012 #2
oldhippydude Nov 2012 #3
Ptah Nov 2012 #4
orpupilofnature57 Nov 2012 #5
Avalux Nov 2012 #6
Egalitarian Thug Nov 2012 #7
elleng Nov 2012 #8
CreekDog Nov 2012 #9
Scuba Nov 2012 #10
alcibiades_mystery Nov 2012 #11
GitRDun Nov 2012 #12
Warren Stupidity Nov 2012 #13
onecent Nov 2012 #14
LP2K12 Nov 2012 #15
Cleita Nov 2012 #17
lalalu Nov 2012 #28
LP2K12 Nov 2012 #36
lalalu Nov 2012 #39
BigDemVoter Nov 2012 #16
chowder66 Nov 2012 #19
Tippy Nov 2012 #18
Paladin Nov 2012 #20
sfwriter Nov 2012 #21
Dyedinthewoolliberal Nov 2012 #22
OldDem2012 Nov 2012 #23
roody Nov 2012 #24
lunatica Nov 2012 #25
tularetom Nov 2012 #26
kestrel91316 Nov 2012 #27
LP2K12 Nov 2012 #38
Old Codger Nov 2012 #29
ruffburr Nov 2012 #30
dballance Nov 2012 #31
Kingofalldems Nov 2012 #32
muriel_volestrangler Nov 2012 #33
Warren Stupidity Nov 2012 #40
rug Nov 2012 #43
libdem4life Nov 2012 #34
JoePhilly Nov 2012 #35
FSogol Nov 2012 #37
Ikonoklast Nov 2012 #41
LiberalAndProud Nov 2012 #42
Evergreen Emerald Nov 2012 #44
rug Nov 2012 #45
Vanje Nov 2012 #46
Tx4obama Nov 2012 #47

Response to pismoclam (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:51 PM

1. ok....

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pismoclam (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:51 PM

2. We're at a Veterans Day parade and we'll post when we get back home?

Will that be okay with you?

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pismoclam (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:51 PM

3. thank you

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pismoclam (Original post)


Response to pismoclam (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:55 PM

5. I've been a member since 04, Thousands of posts honoring

the people that Paid for IT .

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pismoclam (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:57 PM

6. Starting your post off with a broadbrush criticism.

After telling us how appalled you are, I couldn't really take the rest of your post seriously.

If you doubt how much DUers appreciate our veterans (many of us ARE veterans), and are grateful for their sacrifices, then you sure as hell don't know us very well.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pismoclam (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:58 PM

7. Protecting us and our way of life? That would be funny if it weren't so sad.

 

The very best way to support the troops is to stop sending them to murder and be murdered to protect corporate profits. The next best way is to take care of the damage done to them when they do come back.

Posting nationalist propaganda on a message board doesn't help them at all.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pismoclam (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:59 PM

8. Sorry you're appalled,

but sorrier that this is the first year my Dad, who served in WWII, is no longer with us.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021791469#post1

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pismoclam (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:00 PM

9. You're wrong about DUers not appreciating/supporting vets, but you've only been here 3 weeks...

DUers have for years sought better treatment for vets, better benefits and supportive health care upon their return.

Even while often opposing wars that vets are fighting in, DUers have a great record of wanting to do right by the troops.

DUers have posted in horror at the things that our troops get subjected to.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pismoclam (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:01 PM

10. Not to worry. This veteran, at least, feels DU members support veterans to the hilt.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pismoclam (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:01 PM

11. Welcome to DU

I must have missed your arrival three weeks ago.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pismoclam (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:02 PM

12. Thanks for the lecture

but to be "appalled" is over the top.

I've been here for just a short while, but have seen nothing but supportive posts for vets.

Who appointed you judge and jury of the posters here?

Lighten up Frances!

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pismoclam (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:02 PM

13. Charming.

This is actually "armistice day" for those of us old enough to remember its origins. WWI introduced "industrialized slaughter" to warfare. In one day at the Battle of the Somme there were 68,000 casualties.

"I know that they are the architect of American nationalism"

No, really our veterans are the victims of American Nationalism, and I refuse to celebrate mindless nationalism. I support veterans benefits, not flag waving and mind numbingly patronizing utterances of "thank you for your service".

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pismoclam (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:02 PM

14. thank you for your concern.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pismoclam (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:03 PM

15. I've seen plenty of posts...

On DU today and on other days. As an Army veteran (2004-2010), I'm not appalled or offended by anyone here. I come from a military family. Father (Vietnam - Army), Grandfather (Army), Great-grandfather (Army), Uncle (Navy), Father-in-law (Marine Corps), Grandfather (Army)...

Your concern is noted though...


Francisco Barraco, my Great-grandfather. He immigrated from Sicily and voluntarily fought for our armed forces. 38th US Infantry WWI veteran. I had the honor of growing up around him and he lived to be over 103 years old.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to LP2K12 (Reply #15)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:04 PM

17. Me too. I don't know what the poster is talking about.

My father also fought in WWI.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to LP2K12 (Reply #15)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:49 PM

28. Same here and add the Civil War.

 

Right now I am on a history mission.

My father gave me a photo of my grandfather during WWI. He is with two army buddies and they are standing in front of statues that look plastic. I believe it was a studio photo for soldiers to send back home from Europe. My grandfather was with the all black infantry and served with the French is all I know. Black American soldiers could not fight with other Americans.

I am trying to find out where that picture was taken. My father died several years ago and none of his siblings know. There was a huge fire that destroyed military records in the seventies. I have been given a few alternate routes and if all else fails I will contact the History Detectives on PBS

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to lalalu (Reply #28)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:20 PM

36. Good luck

with your search. I've loved searching through my families history and pulling what records can be found. Like you, I've run into troubles with the fire and destroyed records.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to LP2K12 (Reply #36)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:25 PM

39. Thanks

 

It is interesting and fun.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pismoclam (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:04 PM

16. Isn't Veterans' Day tomorrow?

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to BigDemVoter (Reply #16)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:13 PM

19. It's today but acknowledged federally tomorrow. nt

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pismoclam (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:09 PM

18. Be sure to THANK a VET.....

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pismoclam (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:15 PM

20. I Honor And Respect Veterans.....


...but it will be a cold day in hell before I apologize for my opposition to the stupid and pointless warfare that this country has engaged in during the last 50 years.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pismoclam (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:17 PM

21. Here are a few of the posts you missed...

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pismoclam (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:18 PM

22. As a veteran

may I say that the move in the country in the last several years to GLORIFY servicemen and women is scary. We are being blinded by the worship of the veteran and ignoring the acts that led to creating same.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pismoclam (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:19 PM

23. You really should have done a quick review of the posts today before you posted...

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pismoclam (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:19 PM

24. I'm celebrating it by visualizing

the day when the rich no longer send the poor to kill and be killed.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pismoclam (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:35 PM

25. As a self selected leader of apalldom

you're dismally ignorant of the facts.

DU has a lot of veteran members of long standing who are respected and highly regarded here.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pismoclam (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:43 PM

26. Sorry you feel unappreciated but I have to ask what you expected when you enlisted

2012 is the 50th year since I was discharged and I feel I was more than fairly rewarded for my service by getting my education partially paid for and being able to buy my first home with no money down.

That's the kind of recognition that really means something to me. I don't need to have my ass kissed for doing something I didn't want to do in the first place.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pismoclam (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:48 PM

27. I don't honor veterans by waving flags, tooting horns, or posting

stuff on the internet. I honor them by electing politicians who work to see that veterans are properly taken care of, and I vote for laws that help them.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #27)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:22 PM

38. +1000

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pismoclam (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:50 PM

29. Fiday

As I waited in line at airport I saw a vet who had lost both legs someplace, I got out of line and called out to him so that I could personally shake his hand .....I lost my father in WWII Never a day goes by that I don't remember what sacrifices have been and are made on a daily basis by veterans/troops and their families. You might wait til tonight and tomorrow before you criticize things you have no knowledge about., I have been here for a while and I know how much vets and active duty troops are honored here

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pismoclam (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:50 PM

30. AS Always Thanks too all who have served-

God Bless whoever she may be. A veterans day story for you all-
Friday I went down to the local store and there they were the V.F.W. guy's selling poppy's so on my way out of the store i stopped by to donate 5.00 to the cause but only had a twenty so we made change out of the bucket,So an hr or so later I get home look in my wallet and could tell that some how we messed up and i had gotten 4 5's back from my twenty,So come saturday morn I made sure to go find them and give em the money we laughed and they got their money,Point being if you see folks selling the V.F.W. poppy's give a few bucks, Thank them for being there now and thank them for their service in the past

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pismoclam (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:51 PM

31. Troll

45 posts on this board. Why not do some research and see how supportive people here are of vets?

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pismoclam (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:59 PM

32. Looks like a big fail

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pismoclam (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:07 PM

33. I Have To Tell All Of You On DU How Appalled I Am

at someone who has had 4 posts out of a total of 45 hidden thinking they can lecture us on proper posting behaviour. Which were:

Reposting a bullshit RW meme: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1251242162
Spamming the board with a silly "Tea Partiers are afraid they are all going to be put in death camps" message, eg http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1251&pid=212601

Any reason you use a flag 50 years out of date?

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #33)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:28 PM

40. The 48 flag supports birferism?

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #33)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:52 PM

43. +1

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pismoclam (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:09 PM

34. Thank you for sharing. I'd suggest laying off the "Post" button and read more of other's thoughts.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pismoclam (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:17 PM

35. 48 stars? Your flag explains why right wing nuts think Obama wasn't born in America.

The flag the right wing nuts use (the one you used) is missing the stars for Alaska (state 49) and Hawaii (state 50).

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pismoclam (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:22 PM

37. Question: Which political party supported increasing veteran's benefits and which

party voted 100% against them?

Jackwagon.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pismoclam (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:03 PM

41. Guess you chose to ignore all the posts made here in support of Vets.

So it makes it really easy to Ignore you.

Enjoy your stay.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pismoclam (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:47 PM

42. Oh give me a break.

I'm busy knitting a plastic mat for my local homeless vet. You just don't appreciate my good intentions, I'm sure.


Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pismoclam (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:54 PM

44. Are you the vetern's day post counter of all websites?

Or only du? What is the acceptable number? One per hour? One per minute? How many posts do you believe we have had thanking/supporting vetern's?

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pismoclam (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:59 PM

45. RW claptrap hiding behind veterans.

I know that they are the architect of American nationalism and that they hold a more zealous connection to this nation than the majority of ordinary citizens.


Bullshit.

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pismoclam (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:00 PM

46. ```````````````````


Dad


Uncle Don


Uncle Bob

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pismoclam (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:03 PM

47. Locking. OP does not conform to the Politics2012 forum SOP.


Politics2012 Statement of Purpose
A forum for general discussion of United States politics, campaigns, and elections, at all levels of government in 2012.


Please consider reposting in the Meta-discussion forum. Whining about DU is allowed in that forum.


Thanks


Meta-discussion forum Statement of Purpose
Discuss Democratic Underground policies and procedures. Second-guess decisions by Juries, Hosts, and Administrators. Work through problems between members. Discuss the DU Community Standards. Bemoan the current state of DU.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=forum&id=1240

Cannot reply in locked threads

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink