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rppper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-28-03 08:01 AM
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84. you have never been in a branch of the military, have you?
Edited on Fri Nov-28-03 08:04 AM by rppper
because if you have/had....you would have never made the assumptions you have made in your last two posts here. despite whatever wndycitys nephews views are, and despite whatever your opinion of the war or our service people are, it is a JOB to them...just like the 9-5 most of us have. he has superiors over him making sure he smiles, rest assured...ask any vet

...did it occur to you that the family may be happy just to see him alive and well...esp with all of the noninformation coming out of that region right now.

her nephew gave up ALL of his constitutional rights to serve. you are certainly entitled to your opinion...i don't like whats going on either, but you seem to assume that all soldiers are of one mindset...kill kill kill...make bush smile make bush smile....when i tell you that the only thing the military can't control are your own private thoughts and beliefs, believe it like the gospel...if the POTUS comes to your mess hall, you had better be smiling, no matter what your thoughts are. the soldiers and sailors and airmen there now are obligated to be there...or they go to prison. that is in their heads too. you are allowed to voice your opinion, he is not.

being proud of a family member is nothing to be ashamed of...being proud of a service member sent overseas into hostile territory...no matter how it became hostile...is also nothing to be ashamed of. you took the words of a worried family member who was both relieved and proud of their nephew and twisted it for your own rhetoric/agenda...whether you realised it or not. that is nothing to be proud of.

the nephew has no choice...in his location, that the POTUS came to visit, that we started a war...none of it....but he has to go when he is told to go, however he may feel. you should have considered that. i can't see where you have. compasion is what we as liberals are all about...at least last i looked. you are attacking your friends here, as well as preaching to the choir.
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  -Now I have really mixed on the photo op in Baghdad wndycty  Nov-27-03 12:54 PM   #0 
  - Your nephew was being used by the man that has endangered  nothingshocksmeanymore   Nov-27-03 12:56 PM   #1 
  - I know. . .but I am still proud of him . ..  wndycty   Nov-27-03 01:00 PM   #3 
     - Oh there's plenty to be proud of  nothingshocksmeanymore   Nov-27-03 01:03 PM   #6 
     - Serving his country? Hardley...  OrAnarch   Nov-27-03 01:32 PM   #21 
        - First off, I don't watch Fox news and second off I am a Jew so using  nothingshocksmeanymore   Nov-27-03 01:45 PM   #23 
        - When excercising my right of dissent....  OrAnarch   Nov-27-03 02:05 PM   #33 
        - Nice that you could qualify with the word "directly"  nothingshocksmeanymore   Nov-27-03 02:11 PM   #36 
        - Stop Right There!  OrAnarch   Nov-27-03 02:15 PM   #38 
           - That would be your reading skills not my post  nothingshocksmeanymore   Nov-27-03 02:28 PM   #41 
              - I see what your saying...  OrAnarch   Nov-27-03 02:54 PM   #45 
                 - I simply underscored the hypocrisy of your purity  nothingshocksmeanymore   Nov-27-03 02:57 PM   #46 
        - Your form of "dissent" turns away voters and helps the right wing  Blue_Chill   Nov-27-03 03:27 PM   # 
        - deleted duplicate  Blue_Chill   Nov-27-03 03:27 PM   # 
        - nsma, for pete's sake why do so many Jews associate everything  lumpy   Nov-27-03 02:19 PM   #39 
           - Read HIS post. I associated nothing with anything that was not stated  nothingshocksmeanymore   Nov-27-03 02:29 PM   #42 
              - You just proved my point.  lumpy   Nov-27-03 03:21 PM   #48 
                 - NO she didn't  sangh0   Nov-28-03 09:33 AM   #91 
        - I think you just called her nephew a Nazi  WilliamPitt   Nov-27-03 01:45 PM   #24 
        - Her? Will I thought you knew me better than that. . .  wndycty   Nov-27-03 01:50 PM   #26 
        - D'oh!  WilliamPitt   Nov-27-03 02:01 PM   #29 
        - up until 2 weeks ago  Terwilliger   Nov-27-03 02:10 PM   #35 
        - Didn't call her son a Nazi...  OrAnarch   Nov-27-03 02:12 PM   #37 
        - So you don't support the troops  Blue_Chill   Nov-27-03 09:34 PM   #68 
        - why is this post here?  iverglas   Nov-28-03 03:49 AM   #73 
        - Wow! chill out -Blue-Chill, you went over the top  0007   Nov-28-03 09:02 AM   #89 
        - I got what you were saying about the Nazis.....  RummyTheDummy   Nov-28-03 01:02 AM   #71 
        - do you?  iverglas   Nov-27-03 07:44 PM   #64 
        - Actually, it might be more precise to say  Must_B_Free   Nov-28-03 04:42 AM   #74 
        - Yes all US soldiers are nazis  Blue_Chill   Nov-27-03 03:23 PM   #49 
        - I think its funny that you call our soldiers Nazi's when you. . .  wndycty   Nov-27-03 03:27 PM   #51 
           - You are right. nt  Timefortruth   Nov-27-03 03:43 PM   #58 
           - Sarcasm went over your head?  Blue_Chill   Nov-27-03 03:57 PM   #62 
              - True. . .but. . .  wndycty   Nov-27-03 04:01 PM   #63 
                 - So when they change the name...  Blue_Chill   Nov-27-03 09:33 PM   #67 
        - Where's the compassion?  Tatiana   Nov-27-03 08:36 PM   #65 
  - I bet it was good to see your nephew, even if he was in bad company.  greatauntoftriplets   Nov-27-03 12:59 PM   #2 
  - My mom, dad, sister in law, brother, sister. . .are all crying. . .  wndycty   Nov-27-03 01:01 PM   #4 
     - You have every right to be proud of your nephew and apologizer  Silverhair   Nov-27-03 03:28 PM   #52 
        - Thanks for saying that. . .  wndycty   Nov-27-03 03:40 PM   #57 
           - Nice little phrase.  Lizz612   Nov-28-03 05:19 PM   #105 
  - That is indeed a silver lining!  Tinoire   Nov-27-03 01:02 PM   #5 
  - What on earth are you proud of him for? For serving food to a war  leesa   Nov-27-03 01:04 PM   #7 
  - Boy you really are a class act. . .  wndycty   Nov-27-03 01:05 PM   #8 
  - How nice  bicentennial_baby   Nov-27-03 01:07 PM   #10 
  - How high is YOUR horse?  patdem   Nov-27-03 01:10 PM   #14 
  - He was serving food to his fellow soldiers.  Cleita   Nov-27-03 01:12 PM   #15 
  - What a damnfool thing to say.  WilliamPitt   Nov-27-03 01:31 PM   #20 
  - good for him...  MrPrax   Nov-27-03 01:06 PM   #9 
  - You should be proud.  slater71   Nov-27-03 01:07 PM   #11 
  - agreed.  the_real_38   Nov-27-03 02:31 PM   #43 
  - Your nephew is risking his life to serve his nation  blackcat77   Nov-27-03 01:08 PM   #12 
  - You and he should both be proud  gratuitous   Nov-27-03 01:09 PM   #13 
  - I just want to point out how easy it is for Bush to use Iraq to his ad-  AP   Nov-27-03 01:12 PM   #16 
  - How very proud...crying through their smiles and pride....So sad  patdem   Nov-27-03 01:13 PM   #17 
  - Your nephew is a better cook than the Queen of England's cooks...  patdem   Nov-27-03 01:18 PM   #18 
  - I still think this photo op was crass. . .  wndycty   Nov-27-03 01:24 PM   #19 
     - That would be even BETTER...a picture with Hillary to offset  patdem   Nov-27-03 01:35 PM   #22 
        - Well I have sent him pictures of me with Gen. Clark. . .  wndycty   Nov-27-03 01:50 PM   #25 
           - I am at a point where I think it should be Dean/Clark  patdem   Nov-27-03 01:57 PM   #27 
  - This guy?  white_rider   Nov-27-03 01:57 PM   #28 
  - LOL...the two turkeys....what a handsome YOUNG BOY!  patdem   Nov-27-03 02:02 PM   #30 
  - No this guy  wndycty   Nov-27-03 02:03 PM   #31 
     - Here is another one  wndycty   Nov-27-03 02:05 PM   #32 
        - Thanks, wndy.  greatauntoftriplets   Nov-27-03 02:09 PM   #34 
        - wow, Dubya's not glaring/smirking in that pic!  Lisa   Nov-27-03 02:54 PM   #44 
        - what a very handsome young man  Cheswick   Nov-28-03 07:49 AM   #82 
  - Be damn proud  armatt   Nov-27-03 02:22 PM   #40 
  - no one there is "defending their country"  OrAnarch   Nov-27-03 03:04 PM   #47 
     - The new doublespeak  RBHam   Nov-27-03 03:36 PM   #54 
     - Or, you could actually read my post  armatt   Nov-28-03 12:29 AM   #70 
  - Moral Boost  TexasMexican   Nov-27-03 03:27 PM   #50 
  - they think they are serving their country  Marianne   Nov-27-03 03:30 PM   #53 
  - Whatever you say. . .  wndycty   Nov-27-03 03:38 PM   #56 
     - No, I am not attacking him  Marianne   Nov-27-03 03:51 PM   #59 
        - you have never been in a branch of the military, have you?  rppper   Nov-28-03 08:01 AM   #84 
        - Would you have rather my nephew's picture shown up as a. . .  wndycty   Nov-28-03 08:43 AM   #86 
           - why do you ask this question????  iverglas   Nov-28-03 09:25 AM   #90 
              - So its wrong for me to make a "vicious suggestion". . .  wndycty   Nov-28-03 09:35 AM   #92 
                 - yup, you're criticized  iverglas   Nov-28-03 12:49 PM   #96 
                    - Here you go  wndycty   Nov-28-03 01:21 PM   #100 
                       - well  iverglas   Nov-28-03 01:47 PM   #102 
                          - I felt proud because . . .  wndycty   Nov-28-03 05:10 PM   #103 
  - You have every right and reason to be proud of him  rocknation   Nov-27-03 03:37 PM   #55 
  - The main thing is. . .  wndycty   Nov-27-03 03:54 PM   #60 
  - You should be proud of him wndycty!  INTELBYTES   Nov-27-03 03:55 PM   #61 
  - well in this case we not only didn't have to go, but it was immoral  Cheswick   Nov-28-03 07:58 AM   #83 
     - Survey says: annnnnnhhhhhh!!!  INTELBYTES   Nov-28-03 08:45 AM   #87 
        - survey says: your argument is too easy to dispute  Cheswick   Nov-28-03 12:51 PM   #97 
           - Sorry it took so long to answer  INTELBYTES   Nov-28-03 05:22 PM   #106 
  - I'm happy for you and your family, wndycty  incapsulated   Nov-27-03 09:11 PM   #66 
  - pseudo-leftists?  Marianne   Nov-27-03 09:56 PM   #69 
  - ... and personal attacks  iverglas   Nov-28-03 03:34 AM   #72 
  - ! Great Man !  MedCop   Nov-28-03 05:37 AM   #75 
  - the comedy stylings of MedCop, ladies and gentlemen...  thebigidea   Nov-28-03 05:47 AM   #76 
  - WHAT?  MedCop   Nov-28-03 06:03 AM   #77 
     - Freedom will never be safe as long as your kind festers...  thebigidea   Nov-28-03 06:39 AM   #79 
     - Bu$h may be the "Murderer In Chief! " But Supreme Court Usurped  wildwww2   Nov-28-03 07:22 AM   #80 
     - Surely you thought that you were posting on Lucianne.com  MISSDem   Nov-28-03 01:00 PM   #99 
  - rofl  Cheswick   Nov-28-03 08:10 AM   #85 
  - glad you got to see your nephew  maddezmom   Nov-28-03 06:11 AM   #78 
  - Let us know what your nephew thought of the whole thing.  monarch   Nov-28-03 07:45 AM   #81 
  - I doubt he will say much. . .  wndycty   Nov-28-03 12:34 PM   #94 
  - That is kind of cool... but at the same time - kind of revolting  gore-is-my-president   Nov-28-03 08:48 AM   #88 
  - the rest of the world  TexasPatriot   Nov-28-03 09:54 AM   #93 
  - What a coup this was for Bush!  MISSDem   Nov-28-03 12:55 PM   #98 
  - wndycty...good post and reason to be proud. <nt>  bhunt70   Nov-28-03 12:49 PM   #95 
  - As you should be.  MoAWO   Nov-28-03 01:25 PM   #101 
  - Good for you to see your nephew. Its not a lot of people who can say  roguevalley   Nov-28-03 05:15 PM   #104 
 

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