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catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 09:05 AM
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When people thump their chest, wave the flag, and say
"I support the troops?. I ask them how they support the troops?. Usually it's a response like I pray for them, or, I keep them in my thoughts. To which I ask "Really, you don't write anyone letters", you don't send care packages?".
Usually, the response is no, spoken much softer than the original statement of support.
Follow that up with "Do you know the name of any soldier risking their life now?".
Once again, followed up with a soft no.
I'm getting tired of the troop supporters, voting for morans isn't supporting anyone, but that seems to be the entire I support the troops modus operandi.
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MallRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 09:07 AM
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1. Support the troops: BRING THEM HOME!
n/t
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Qanisqineq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 09:13 AM
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2. good point
if they truly support the troops so much, they should send canned foods, snack cakes, beef jerky, deodorant, and the list goes on. I sent my husband care packages all the time and he still came home impossibly thin.
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gpandas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 09:14 AM
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3. maybe they are athletic supporters n/t
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keithyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 09:15 AM
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4. You are seeing American 'patriots' for what they really are.
It's a sad, sad state of affairs. The only way I see to overcome this shit is for more of us to move to the red states and take over the electorial votes. A huge migration to the red states, infiltrate their state and local governments, force the opposition to spread their money and influence too thin for effectiveness and take our country back!
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coltman Donating Member (342 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 09:24 AM
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5. Good idea Keith but..
i'm not moving from this asshole repuke state to another.Maybe Canada or Mexico.I'm stuck in the police state of Ohio.
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Touchdown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 09:45 AM
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6. I hear Game Boys are popular, send batteries.
along with snacks, nuts, sports drinks, and other non-perishable food stuff. Remember, most of the time they only eat MREs and the hot food is served by KBR/Halliburton. UGH!

Paper back books are also popular over there. I saw on ABC that a mother sent 200 small walkie talkes to her son's Marine company, because they needed it when they're in battle, to find out who's hurt, and other reasons. She raised the money in the restaurant where she worked. In a soldier's life, there are incidents of sheer terror in battle and adrenaline rushes, surrounded by absolute boredom the rest of the time. Don't forget the entertainment, they appreciate that.
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 10:41 AM
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7. Supporters in my workplace
One rightie, four lefties

One son that was in Iraq and finished tour

One son that is in Iraq and saying that they're on the verge of civil war

One son who is of enlistment age and is heading off to college

One son that worked on the pipelines

One nephew that is heading back to lead an armored division

Guess which one the Repuke has?
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bacchant Donating Member (747 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 11:14 AM
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9. Um...
College?
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 11:59 AM
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10. ding.
Sorry, no prize for the obvious.
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-04 11:05 AM
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8. You could also add something about
Did you object when bush wanted to cut their VA benefits?

Did you object when bush wanted to cut their combat pay?

Did you object when bush wanted to cut their family-separation differential?

Did you object when our troops were sent off with no flak jackets and defective haz-mat suits? ONE out of every THREE of the germ warfare protective gear they were sent off with - was defective from the factory. ONE out of every THREE.

Did you object when the wounded from the battlefield were billed for their own hospital food?

Did you object when bush refused to go to any of their funerals?

Did you object when families were forbidden to meet the coffins arriving back from the war front? (And you can add that Nick Berg's family got the same treatment.)
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