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4dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:58 AM
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As some of you may know, one of my sons serves in the military. He is still stateside, here in California. He called me yesterday to let me know how warm and welcoming people were to him, and his troops, everywhere he goes, telling me how people shake their hands, and thank them for being willing to serve, and fight, for not only our own freedoms but so that others may have them also.
But he also told me about an incident in the grocery store he stopped at yesterday, on his way home from the base. He said that ahead of several people in front of him stood a woman dressed in a burkha. He said when she got to the cashier she loudly remarked about the US flag lapel pin the cashier wore on her smock. The cashier reached up and touched the pin, and said proudly, "yes, I always wear it and I probably always will."

The woman in the burkha then asked the cashier when she was going to stop bombing her countrymen, explaining that she was an Iraqi.

A gentleman standing behind my son stepped forward, putting his arm around my son's shoulders, and nodding towards my son, said in a calm and gentle voice to the Iraqi woman: "Lady, hundreds of thousands of men and women like this young man have fought and died so that YOU could stand here, in MY country and accuse a check-out cashier of bombing YOUR countrymen. It is my belief that had you been this outspoken in YOUR own country, we would'nt need to be there today. But, hey, if you have now learned how to speak out so loudly and clearly, I'll gladly buy you a ticket and pay your way back to Iraq so you can straighten out the mess in YOUR country that you are obviously here in MY country to avoid."

Everyone within hearing distance cheered.
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:03 PM
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1. It's been "snoped"
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not systems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:04 PM
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2. This sounds like apocryphal crap.
Edited on Thu May-06-04 12:08 PM by ezmojason
If it was your son and you saw it maybe I will
take your word for it but this has everything needed
for a freeper chain letter.

Nice it even includes a demonization of American Muslims
as un-american.

When is the new kristallnacht scheduled?

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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:18 PM
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8. A couple profs at Bob Jones Univ put out these crap emails.
Typical propaganda. They've been doing it for years.
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:08 PM
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3. Don't you just love these undocumented e-mails?
I'm sure the RNC e-mail writer's group has the market cornered on the "proud to be an American" anecdotal stories.

I like a good fairy tale as well as the next person, but perhaps the people who eat this stuff up should stop and think about why we have invaded and occupied a country that has, in no way, attacked us. And maybe link the architects of this un-American action to the same group that pump out this kind of feel good propaganda.
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amber dog democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:09 PM
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4. Its funny what ignorance of history and jingoism can accomplish
Its a proud myth, to say the least. ( America defends liberty ).

Is this story true?

I guess we have to defend or justify what the US is doing in Iraq.
How many people know the aid Sadam received from the CIA on his way up?

But its easier to have the My Country Right or Wrong mentality.
He probably listens to Limbaugh.
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:10 PM
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5. Especially when the guy who did all the talking
is probably a direct male descendent of the people who came here because they wouldn't toe the Church's line back in the home country.

Unless he is a native American, he cannot take the high road there.
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Kinkistyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:11 PM
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Darn I-Racki dare come to OUR country and criticize OUR government? Why don't she go back to I-Racki where she can get tortured in prison, or bombed to little pieces, or.... oh wait.
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:14 PM
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7. Then the man handed a cookie recipe to the woman
and they all ate ice cream


and it's a hellove cookie recipe if anyone wants to try it

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asthmaticeog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:25 PM
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9. An incident I actually witnessed.
A 100 percent true story to counter the apocryphal freeper email:

Shortly after 9/11, in the Arab-owned bodega in my neighborhood, the woman in line ahead of me had the freakin' idiot nerve to ask the clerk/co-owner if he was one of those people that attacked our country. (I don't know if she realized that all 19 of "those people" quite intentionally DIED in the attack, but she probably just meant Muslims anyway.) His concise reply: "Lady, I'm way more American than you."

He was right, of course - what's more American than immigrating, becoming naturalized, and starting your own business? My great-uncle did the same thing in the '20s, also a small grocery store.
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