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spotbird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-07-10 11:38 AM
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POW/MIA bracelets, Vietnam and Palin's son
Edited on Sun Feb-07-10 11:41 AM by spotbird


She wears a wristband similar to those worn by those who wanted to remember the POW/MIA's during Vietnam. She is deranged.

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leftofcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-07-10 11:43 AM
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1. She is deranged but not for wearing an MIA or POW bracelet
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-07-10 11:45 AM
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4. I think the one she's wearing has her son's name on it -- and he's
alive.

Although it's a nice gesture, it's my sense she wears it so others don't forget that her son is fighting for America. That's how much I distrust her intentions.

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leftofcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-07-10 11:48 AM
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6. I would never trust her intentions but I see nothing wrong with
the reminder that her son is fighting.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-07-10 11:50 AM
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8. I just posted that if it were any other mother, I'd find it touching. My
disgust of her is so great that I can't even give her a pass on this.
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-07-10 11:52 AM
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9. Yep, and I so distrust her intentions that if her son were tragically KIA.
I would be surprised if she did NOT use that to advance her pathetic 'career'. She uses her offspring as props.
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spotbird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-07-10 11:55 AM
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12. Is he missing or captive?
Does she have any respect for those who were? Think of the mileage she'd get out of it if he was.
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Raven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-07-10 11:44 AM
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2. I thought she was wearing that to remember her name and how to get home. n/t
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-07-10 11:45 AM
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3. Lots of groups are selling those
I have seen plenty of anti-war activists wearing them. :shrug:
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-07-10 11:48 AM
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7. Sarah Palin doesn't qualify as an anti-war activist. My opinion --
she's doing it to remind everybody that he son's in Iraq.

Any other mother, I'd find it a touching gesture, but whenever Sarah does something, I'm suspect of her intentions.
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-07-10 11:53 AM
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10. For Sarah, motherhood's trappings are just props to set a stage
She is an opportunist through and through.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-07-10 11:54 AM
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11. Of course I agree
But this is one of those actions that both sides are participating in. It happens.
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JBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-07-10 11:47 AM
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5. For Palin, her son's service is the perfect fashion accessory.
and much lighter than carrying around Trig.
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-07-10 12:00 PM
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13. History of the POW/MIA Bracelet
I was the National Chairman of the POW/MIA Bracelet Campaign for VIVA (Voices In Vital America), the Los Angeles based student organization that produced and distributed the bracelets during the Vietnam War. Entertainers Bob Hope and Martha Raye served with me as honorary co-chairmen.

The idea for the bracelets was started by a fellow college student, Kay Hunter, and me, as a way to remember American prisoners of war suffering in captivity in Southeast Asia. In late 1969 television personality Bob Dornan (who several years later was elected to the US Congress) introduced us and several other members of VIVA to three wives of missing pilots. They thought our student group could assist them in drawing public attention to the prisoners and missing in Vietnam. The idea of circulating petitions and letters to Hanoi demanding humane treatment for the POWs was appealing, as we were looking for ways college students could become involved in positive programs to support US soldiers without becoming embroiled in the controversy of the war itself. The relatives of the men were beginning to organize locally, but the National League of POW/MIA Families had yet to be formed.

http://thewall-usa.com/bracelet.asp
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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-07-10 12:01 PM
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15. I had a POW bracelet..wore it for 5 years.
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leftofcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-07-10 01:11 PM
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16. I still have mine
He never came home. Don't wear it now but keep it in a safe place.
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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-07-10 12:01 PM
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14. He is sort of a POW doncha know...you betcha...
After all, a judge sentenced him to join the military or go to jail after a youthful vandalism spree involving local school busses.

She has to find some way to spin it!

:eyes:
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