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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-05 02:02 PM
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The latest cowardly excuse for not serving in the Military
I was chatting with two young bush supporting lads (poor white trash with no future) but obviously getting info from somewhere and I asked them why they would not join the Army if they thought bush's war was justified. They said, and I kid you not, that liberals had distorted the truth about Iraq and that liberals don't support the troops. I asked them if that was the reason they would not enlist and they said yes. End of conversation. I wonder what pulpit that info came from? Gotta love the constitution hating conservatives and religiously insane who care not about our country. Hell, I don't think they care about each other. Concentrated effort? Last week gary bauer (puke extraordinaire) was whining about how the liberal media was telling the Iraqi story (the truth). Not once did ol gar urge his kind to enlist. This old vet thinks we should round up all the young republicans and make men out of them.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-05 02:05 PM
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1. Dang! Wish you had given them what-for. I woulda paid big bucks
to see that. ;)
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-05 02:11 PM
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6. I only do that to cowards who are bigger than me
It intensifies their failure.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-05 02:12 PM
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8. Heheh
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BlueEyedSon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-05 02:06 PM
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2. Go ask one of the troops what they consider to be "support"....
1) another soldier with a gun next to them, watching their ass.

2) money for vests, bullets, armor.

PERIOD.

If you are not enlisting (or sending your kids) and you are looking for more tax cuts, then fuck you, you are not "supporting the troops."
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RJRoss Donating Member (98 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-05 05:47 PM
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27. BlueEyedSon
That last sentence right there cuts right to the heart of the matter. Great post.

I live in a Navy town (Bremerton, WA) that is swimming in yellow ribbon magnets, and I suspect many of the vehicles are driven by parents of active duty military. The rest of them are just displaying jingoistic flag-waving crap...
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BlueEyedSon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-05 06:01 PM
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29. Welcome to DU, RJRoss. nt
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elperromagico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-05 02:08 PM
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3. Great. Now I feel guilty.
If only I supported the war, those kids would feel more comfortable donning the uniform and rollin' on Iraq.

I'm sorry. I really am. Please... can you find it in your heart to forgive me?

:sarcasm:
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silver10 Donating Member (492 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-05 02:09 PM
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4. You should tell them ...
that all branches of the government - executive, legislative, and now soon the judicial - are controlled by the republicans, including the media and the economy - big business/corporations. Why should they give a rat's ass whether or not the liberals support the war?

Their president supports the war, and last year, over half of American's supported the war. I don't get it? Tell them to get their cowardly asses over to Iraq - they had no problem sending others to fight their war. Now it's time for them to anti-up and put their money where their mouth is.
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silver10 Donating Member (492 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-05 02:26 PM
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15. I am a very progressive liberal Dem ...
Edited on Mon Jun-20-05 02:27 PM by silver10
and I even served my country for seven long years in the Army during the Clinton administration (with a Repub majority in both houses)...they can't let me get away with that, can they? I guess they can, but grudgingly, I suppose ...
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silver10 Donating Member (492 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-05 02:35 PM
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17. and I'm a girl!
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MindPilot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-05 02:10 PM
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5. OK, lemme get this straight...
They won't enlist because WE don't "support the troops"? I was under the impression a big part of being an American is doing the right thing regardless of what others think.

OK I'll support the troops; I'll put a magnetic yellow ribbon on my car. Will you enlist now? Look I'm supporting the troops...hello...yellow ribbon?
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elperromagico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-05 02:11 PM
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7. Yes. Let's all support the war
so these kids won't feel so uncomfortable doing what they clearly want to do.
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GoldenOldie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-05 02:14 PM
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9. Ask them what they personally are doing to support the troops?
That is besides the $3.99 ribbon.
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one_true_leroy Donating Member (807 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-05 02:23 PM
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12. "$3.99 ribbon" (made in China) n/t
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getmeouttahere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-05 02:18 PM
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10. You couldn't make this sh** up!!!
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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-05 02:19 PM
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11. It's a complete non sequitor
They do not have a reasonable answer.
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phantom power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-05 05:59 PM
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28. They aren't the only ones.
This exchange sounds remarkably similar...
http://patriotboy.blogspot.com/2005_06_19_patriotboy_ar...
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queeg Donating Member (529 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-05 02:23 PM
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13. Join Your Local Draft Board----
If it comes to a draft---We need to be able to PACK these boards.
no sense drafting any of us lib-Elitists if the red blodded amurican Rethugs all are screaming for war---Only need to be askin one question--are you a Republican?---> that line there

https://www4.sss.gov/localboardmembers/bminquiry.asp

here, Join your local draft board.
Qualifications for becoming a Local Board Member:
*Must be 18 years old or older
*Must be a citizen of the United States
*Men must have registered with the Selective Service,
*except those born from March 29, 1957 through December 31, 1959.
*Must not be an employee of any law enforcement organization
*Must not be an active or retired member of the Armed Forces
*Must not have been convicted of any criminal offense.

http://www.sss.gov/Default.htm
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JAbuchan08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-05 02:24 PM
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14. Hey somebody's got to fight on the homefront
Edited on Mon Jun-20-05 02:26 PM by Gonnabuymeagun
The guy who's fighting is the sucker who was in the army prior to 9-11 or joined the army immediately after.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-05 02:26 PM
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16. Wow that sounds like they twisted around a RW radio talking point
I keep running into this happening. My folks have some sort of way of listening to the TV that ends up in some ridiculous BS that isn't even the talking point they are supposed to pick up on, but strangely their version of the spin actually works. These kids obviously need more experience listening poorly to their talking points.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-05 02:55 PM
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18. Bow before me, puny mortals!
I can stop the entire American wehrmacht simply by . . . withholding my approval for rape, pillage, and torture! Committed young men will refuse to join the military to fight for the freedom and democracy they so fervently believe in because I, gratuitous, do not approve.

What will I not approve of next? Mwahahahahaha!
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silver10 Donating Member (492 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-05 03:23 PM
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20. I wish you wouldn't approve of the shrub and the rest of his weeds ...
then maybe they'd spontaneously combust, or just go away.

Oh, wait a minute, that only works some of the time, when it suits the repuke agenda.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-05 03:39 PM
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22. I'm not sure I approve of your post, silver10
{Eyes narrow menacingly as gratuitous looks out at the corn field, and wonders if the reference to an old Twilight Zone episode is too obscure}
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silver10 Donating Member (492 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-05 05:24 PM
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25. That's OK
Because of your disapproval, I now don't have to enlist and go to Iraq ;)

Here's a wink and a smile from the Twilight Zone.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-05 05:26 PM
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26. Dammit, foiled again!
Yer a crafty one.
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dansolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-05 03:20 PM
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19. Did you ask them what they were doing to support the troops?
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tinfoilinfor2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-05 03:26 PM
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21. Ohhhhh, I get it...that is why freeperville is still full...
otherwise they would ALL be standing in line at the recruiter's office!
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keep CHOICES legal Donating Member (40 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-05 04:38 PM
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24. Is Karen Hughes' son standing in line?

I think Karen Hughes'son, Robert, just graduated from high school...is he planning to enlist and support the troops? (Can't wait to hear her excuse.)
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beanball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-05 04:34 PM
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23. Young republican
support for Bush war two.Support your local recruiter,enlist today you dittoheads.
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