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Nitrogenica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:38 PM
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We just got the call.
Jesse (Brother In Law) is getting called back to Iraq. He's in the Air Force. Didn't know what to say to Ma, she's a Rapture Christian and doesn't quite like Bush, but voted because of Bush's gay and abortion agenda. I know she is very upset, but believes the Rapture is coming within her lifetime. The whole thing is sad. Josh, my wifes other Brother is probably going back too. (Marines 2nd division).
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MaggieSwanson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:39 PM
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1. My thoughts are with you and your family...n/t
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:40 PM
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2. I'm so sorry jhuth...
..I pray he gets to come back in one piece, and that he is fortunate enough to be able to leave people there in one piece also...
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Zhade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:41 PM
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3. I'm sorry to hear that. Can he go underground?
Man, how many times will I hear or say that phrase in the following years...?

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Nitrogenica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:42 PM
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4. Never. Either Brother would never do that.
However I do know Josh came back last year kinda traumatized and quiet. He is better now I think.
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Ironpost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:44 PM
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7. Trust me he is forever changed
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Zhade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 01:56 AM
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13. Good to hear he's better. Good thoughts to you and yours.
NT!

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ProgressiveConn Donating Member (820 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 02:09 AM
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15. That is to bad.
Hopefully they don't kill any civilians although odds are they will. Hopefully they come home safe. Odds are they won't. But if they are not willing to stand up and do the right thing (Prison/Europe) than there is nothing that can be done for them.
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welshTerrier2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:43 PM
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5. please tell them and rapture mom ...
that there are a bunch of us hard-core lefties who hope they return safely ...
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ClassWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:43 PM
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6. Sorry to hear about your BiL... I have one friend in Kuwait...
And another on the way next week. My heart goes out to you all.

Tell your ma that Bush** ain't gonna do nothin' about gays and abortion. She was duped by a master criminal. See this:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

NGU.


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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:44 PM
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8. I'm very sorry for you and for your family
My heart goes out to everyone who knows and loves someone in Iraq. :(
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OldLeftieLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:47 PM
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9. What a shame
What a goddamned shame. Ripoff. Theft of people's lives, in so many ways.

Goddamn them all to hell, those fucking squatters in the White House. Goddamn them forever.
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Oversea Visitor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:49 PM
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10. Tell
them to run away. This war not worth it. Why die for it, why lose an arm or leg for it. Would they take care of you if you get wounded.

RUN AWAY RUN AWAY
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:41 PM
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11. I am so sorry to hear this. I will think of you as I try and keep in mind
everyone else I know over there. Hugs.
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Fitzgibbon Donating Member (26 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:52 PM
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12. Sounds like the complete shits. Maybe it's time to restart the
Underground Railroad, this time for runaway military slaves.

Look to the north, my friends.
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ProgressiveConn Donating Member (820 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 02:02 AM
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14. Tell them they should go to Europe IMMEDIATELY. nt
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 03:22 AM
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16. I'd be worried about Josh, but not Jesse (nt)
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Nitrogenica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 10:41 AM
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18. Whatever Jesse is doing, he says he can't talk about it.
Been in the Air Force flying fighters for many years. This will be air support for what?
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 03:22 AM
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17. any chance you can change their minds?
is there any way you can talk to them--talk them out of it?

my main question here is: do they want to go back?
they've been there, know what the situation is. how do they feel about it?

if they don't want to return then i would suggest you try to step in and talk to them about why you think they shouldn't go. and keep talking!

one of my daughter's friends had her 18 year old boyfriend visiting awhile back. he was from rural Georgia, couldn't find a job and wanted to join the army. i had about a day and a half to work on this. we all went to lunch, to dinner, and we watched Fahrenheit 9/11. by the time he left he told me he wasn't going to join the army. it took about two or three months after this boy returned home for him to negate all i had said--i am told he is planning to join the army again.

if you could talk to your two brothers-in-law...and keep talking...it might have an effect.

if they want to go back there you might try talking it over with them but if their minds are made up...well, that's a hard row for you to hoe. if they're open to suggestions then start in on it. you could make talking them out of it your new hobby/obsession. and too bad if you piss your mother-in-law off (just tell her you don't want the blood of her two dead sons on your conscience).
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