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Thu Feb 7, 2019, 08:29 PM

"Shit. I'm not gonna see the Mueller report, am I?"




Benjamin Wittes
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A 93-year-old WWII vet, rushed to an emergency room recently and informed he had hours to live offered the following before drifting into his terminal unconsciousness: "Shit. I'm not gonna see the Mueller report, am I?" True story.


Godspeed, veteran!

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Reply "Shit. I'm not gonna see the Mueller report, am I?" (Original post)
Dennis Donovan Feb 7 OP
Blue Owl Feb 7 #1
forgotmylogin Feb 8 #33
dem4decades Feb 7 #2
nolabear Feb 7 #3
flying rabbit Feb 7 #11
MontanaMama Feb 7 #13
Glamrock Feb 7 #16
thinkingagain Feb 7 #20
denvine Feb 8 #36
uponit7771 Feb 8 #40
Zoonart Feb 7 #4
akraven Feb 7 #5
Dennis Donovan Feb 7 #6
MyOwnPeace Feb 7 #7
UpInArms Feb 7 #8
Honeycombe8 Feb 7 #9
Squaredeal Feb 7 #10
dflprincess Feb 7 #14
skylucy Feb 8 #27
myohmy2 Feb 8 #30
saidsimplesimon Feb 7 #22
applegrove Feb 7 #12
summer_in_TX Feb 7 #15
saidsimplesimon Feb 7 #23
PeeJ52 Feb 7 #17
irisblue Feb 7 #18
usaf-vet Feb 7 #19
Pepsidog Feb 7 #21
meadowlander Feb 7 #24
phylny Feb 8 #25
Cha Feb 8 #26
3Hotdogs Feb 8 #28
lostnfound Feb 8 #38
mercuryblues Feb 8 #39
Dennis Donovan Feb 8 #41
crazytown Feb 8 #29
myohmy2 Feb 8 #31
N_E_1 for Tennis Feb 8 #32
DarleenMB Feb 8 #34
amywalk Feb 8 #35
mercuryblues Feb 8 #37
Laura PourMeADrink Feb 8 #42
BigmanPigman Feb 8 #43
Volaris Feb 8 #44
BigmanPigman Feb 8 #45

Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 08:31 PM

1. Hang in there if you can, dear veteran!!!

Hoping for a miracle all around...

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 10:02 AM

33. Bless him!

Hang in there. If you don't get to see it on Earth, I imagine there will be a spectacular Broadway-musical style presentation all about it in the afterlife!

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 08:34 PM

2. Now I hope there's a heaven.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 08:35 PM

3. How about we drink a toast to you when it comes out?



Cross easy. We got this.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 09:23 PM

11. ...

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Response to nolabear (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 09:40 PM

13. I love what you said here.

❤️

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Response to nolabear (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 09:58 PM

16. Count me in nola!



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Response to nolabear (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 11:18 PM

20. I love what you said

“Cross easy. We got this” it was just so perfectactly beautiful”

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Response to nolabear (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 12:57 PM

36. I love your post!

I'm on board with the toast! It would be nice for this 93 year old veteran to see it for himself, but if he can't, godspeed!

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Response to nolabear (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 01:38 PM

40. +1

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 08:36 PM

4. A grateful nation thanks you.



"Mueller Report". This is how the movie opens.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 08:44 PM

5. You just got a heart for this one.

Thanks, Dennis.

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Response to akraven (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 08:47 PM

6. Thank you!

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 08:56 PM

7. WOW! What a great story!

Here's to you, SIR!

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 09:06 PM

8. Don't die

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 09:16 PM

9. Seriously? Oh, no. I hope he pulls through.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 09:22 PM

10. My 94-YO dad, a WWII and Korean War Navy veteran, said to me...

That he hoped to live long enough to see Trump go down in flames. He was hit by a car while biking last year and as he lay prone on the street, the attending cop asked him who the president was. He replied, “Dumb Trump”.


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Response to Squaredeal (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 09:44 PM

14. When my mom was just a "girl" of 79 (almost 80) she had emergency surgery (this is in 2003)

Before she was released from the hospital a social worker was sent in to make sure she was mentally well enough to go home alone. I was there for the exam and it started with the "What year is it?" and some other easy question & Mom answered both. Then she asks "Who is the president?" Well, Mom, who like to behave in a ladylike fashion, could never say Bush's name without saying "That ass" in front of it. So I saw her hesitating before blurting her usual response out and I saw the Social Worker looking concerned and finally Mother says "Well, Gore was elected, but Bush is living in the White House." To which the SW replied "Your surgeon didn't think you needed this visit and I see that she was right." And she left.

I can't imagine what Mother would think of Trump (she died 2012), but her sisters who are 93 & almost 97 are still here. The 93 year old is in great shape but my older aunt is not doing as well and, like your dad, is hoping she gets to see Trump go down. (This is a woman who called Nixon's resignation "one of the happiest days of her life".)

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Response to dflprincess (Reply #14)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 04:49 AM

27. Wonderful stories about your mom and your aunts. Thanks for posting.

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Response to dflprincess (Reply #14)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 07:30 AM

30. ...hat's off to Mom...

...

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Response to Squaredeal (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 11:34 PM

22. I hope his is still around?

His generation, my fathers as well, is slowly disappearing. Many sacrificed their lives for US. Until my uncle passed, he attended meetings and donated to support groups at the local VA Hospital.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 09:24 PM

12. What a great egg!

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 09:47 PM

15. My 92-year-old Dad lost his bride a few years ago

He has had 5 stents and quintuple bypass, and would be ready to go except for one thing. He REALLY wants to know how it all comes out.

In the meantime he keeps chairing his Saturday group of Yeller Dawg Democrats. His adult children take turns driving him there since he has macular degeneration and a fair amount of dementia these days, as well as being hard of hearing. In spite of that, he rides herd and keeps the conversation organized each week.

He chairs the group although he's to the left of most of them.As a young man he was fired for trying to organize a print shop and was blacklisted, so ended up an owner/manager since my mom absolutely refused to move out of South Austin. Life long union man, owned one of the only printshops in Texas with a union label.

Very much a Berner, and despises Trump.

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Response to summer_in_TX (Reply #15)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 11:40 PM

23. I also want to

stick around for the outcome. This should not be a problem for me health wise. The wacky drivers here in Phoenix are more likely to cause my demise than will any health issues. I suppose that it will be possible to develop high blood pressure if that criminal remains in office beyond 2020.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 10:06 PM

17. Hell, I'm 66 and I'm starting to think I won't either...

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 10:23 PM

18. Was it John Dingell?

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 11:11 PM

19. Sir Thank you for your service. Please rest knowing that younger veterans will honor our

oath. Yours, mine, my dad and grandfather veterans ALL.

"To support and defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic"

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 11:21 PM

21. We will carry the torch for the fallen vet

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 11:41 PM

24. My heaven will be watching the eventual TV mini-series though.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 12:36 AM

25. I'm 60, so I have a good chance to be here when the report is made public,

but my joke is, "I hope I'm alive to see the movie version."

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 12:42 AM

26. RIP Vet!

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 07:18 AM

28. Why would a doctor tell you, you had only hours to live?

Terminal cancer diagnosis, get your affairs in order, I understand.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #28)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 01:32 PM

38. So you can say the goodbyes and perhaps some apologies.Nt

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #28)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 01:35 PM

39. inoperable Heart problems?

come to mind. My father-in-law was diagnosed last year with inoperable heart problems. When he goes downhill, he won't have much time left. Right now we are all praying that he makes it until his Grandson's wedding.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #28)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 03:01 PM

41. The day before my mother passed, her Dr said that the degradation of her bodily functions...

...had increased dramatically. I never left her side and was with her when she crossed the next day.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 07:23 AM

29. If there's a heaven

you be seeing Trump again, either.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 07:40 AM

31. hell...

...I hope I'm going to make it to the Mueller report...

...and just in case trump does a MAGA Redact on the Mueller report, the House Dems need to have the TRUTH ready for the American people in less than 2 years...

...no time to waste...

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 07:53 AM

32. K & R

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 10:46 AM

34. My husband, who was a Vietnam vet, said

a few days before he died that his biggest regret was he wasn't going to get to see Trump hauled off in handcuffs.

I'll celebrate for both of us when it happens.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 12:29 PM

35. I believe he will see it and anything else he wants to see.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 01:28 PM

37. I wish this guy was my Grampa

He sounds like a hoot.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 04:12 PM

42. He died? Really really sad story

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 04:17 PM

43. That is what I have been saying for two years.

I only have a few years left and am OK with it (if there isn't pain). What pisses me off most is not finding out the ending of this national nightmare. I am an atheist so I don't believe I will be able to drop in from Heaven and check out the current events. I read the last chapter of a book first do I know how it ends and I can follow the story better. Same goes with this. I MUST know what happens!!!!!!

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #43)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 05:45 PM

44. It ends with 'Donald Trump will die in prison'---Malcome Nance.

I suspect the only question left to answer is 'which one'---fort levenworth, or rikers island?

Personally, I'd prefer rikers--a windowed cell, so he can gaze on his beloved Manhattan for the rest of his worthless days. But honestly, I would have preferred Bin Laden been captured alive, sentanced to life and then given a prison 'cell' in the highest room new york could build for him...so he could spend the rest of his life looking out over the capatalist juggarnaut that even HE couldn't destroy.

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Response to Volaris (Reply #44)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 08:48 PM

45. I googled Rikers a couple months ago

out of curiosity...I wanted to see what "a room with a view" (more like a cell with a view) would actually look like. I approve! However I am a "do unto others" person, actually, like Karma, and I want him to suffer more than that. If he is found guilty of treason he should suffer throughout eternity in the most painful way possible for the pain he has caused to so many people in just the two past years alone (emotional, financial, physical, mental harm to so many innocent adults and children).

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