KUDOS to him!!!!

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Ace, Jun 30, 2006.

  1. Ace

    Ace New Member

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    > One of my sons serves in the military. He is still stateside,here in
    > California. He called me yesterday to let me know how warm and welcoming
    > people were to him, and his troops, everywhere he goes,telling me how
    > people shake their hands,and thank them for being willing to serve, and
    > fight, for not only our own freedoms but so that others may have them
    > also. But he also told me about an incident in the grocery store he
    > stopped at yesterday, on his way home from the base. He said that ahead
    > of several people in front of him stood a woman dressed in a burkha. He
    > said when she got to the cashier she loudly remarked about the U.S. flag
    > lapel pin the cashier wore on her smock. The cashier reached up and
    > touched the pin, and said proudly,"

    > Yes, I always wear it and probably always will."The woman in the burkha
    > then asked the cashier when she was going to stop bombing her
    > countrymen, explaining that she was Iraqi.A gentleman standing behind
    > my son stepped forward,putting his arm around my son's shoulders,and
    > nodding towards my son, said in a calm and gentle voice to the Iraqi
    > woman: "Lady, hundreds of thousands of men and women like this young
    > man have fought and died so that YOU could stand here, in MY country and
    > accuse a check-out cashier of bombing YOUR countrymen. It is my belief
    > that had you been this outspoken in YOUR own country, we wouldn't need
    > to be there today. But, hey, if you have now learned how to speak out so
    > loudly and clearly, I'll gladly buy you a ticket and pay your way back
    > to Iraq so you can stra ighten out the mess in YOUR country that you are
    > obviously here in MY country to avoid."Everyone within hearing
    > distance cheered!

    :sure:


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  2. jerseycat9

    jerseycat9 New Member

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    I second that notion Ace
     

  3. IL Hunter

    IL Hunter New Member

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    I third that. It drives me nuts when people come here and still think that they are in the motherland.
     
  4. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    Great post reps to you.
     
  5. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon New Member

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    Bravo, bravo....I'm tired & done w/ putting uo w/ crap like that. Granted she is here & has right, freedom of speech, etc.... but I say poo poo on that. I also have the right to look someone like square in the eye & tell them excatlly what I think of them & where they can go! As you may be able to tell, I'm not real PC correct.

    Luckily we have men like you son.
     
  6. Dragger

    Dragger New Member

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    Great post Ace, thanks
     
  7. field989

    field989 New Member

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    great post


    id rep u but it says i need to spread it:roll_eyes:

    but thanks for that!!
     
  8. r_p_narramore

    r_p_narramore New Member

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    Great post. I agree 100%
     
  9. jlingle

    jlingle New Member

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    Great post again, Ace. I'd rep you as well.... but I gave you rep earlier today so it won't let me do it again right now.

    Right on the money!

    Jerrod
     
  10. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    Heck
    i'll even pitch in to get her back to Her country. We all know that she wouldn't go back to her country though because she couldn't speak like that there without taking a beating from her husband. due to the fact that she has NO RIGHTS THERE but I'll help send her back to HER COUNTRY
     
  11. BIGCAT DADDY 71

    BIGCAT DADDY 71 New Member

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    great post, and thank your son for all he does for me and my family.
     
  12. Fatkat

    Fatkat New Member

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    Thats Awsome!! :smile2:
     
  13. Ironhead

    Ironhead New Member

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    Great post. Glad to hear someone stickin up for a fellow soldier and his country. I'll help put her on the plane.

    Sadly, there alot of people out there that are totally against what we are doing for those people. They want our troops out of there. Sometimes I just wish they would pull up their boot straps and support their great country and us soldiers that have the guts to do what they won't. Sorry if I am stepping on any toes here, but I feel really strongly about it.

    Ace- The other thread you started about what's your breaking point. This is mine.

    Thanks for yet another great post.:0a31:
     
  14. catseeman

    catseeman New Member

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    Thanks Ace When Iwas 4yrs old my Greatgrandad in broken English said to me That he didn't understand why people came to this country and Then acted like they didn't want to be here. He was proud to be American by choice and not birth. He made me aware at an early age of what it meant to be a citizen of this great country. He and my greatgrandma were from Germany . I salute you son and pray for all who serve. Where ever they are at.
     
  15. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    sorry but this post was good enough to read twice and I want to keep it at the top so as many people as possible have a chance to read it.
     
  16. KWSMITH

    KWSMITH New Member

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    Great post,
    Having served my country for over 20 years I can identify with that story first hand!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!