November 21st, 2005 01:23 AM
I Love This Comeback, true or not
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 mw 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
country men, 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
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 if you had 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 straighten out the
mess in YOUR country that you are obviously here in MY country to avoid."
Coimhéad fearg fhear na foighde; Beware the anger of a patient man.
November 21st, 2005 02:52 AM
1952 - 2006
I love this guy. I want to buy him a beer or three.
Heroes are people who do what has to be done, when it has to be done, regardless of the consequences
"I like when the enemy shoots at me; then I know where the ******** are and can kill them."
DE OPPRESSO LIBER
November 21st, 2005 02:54 AM
USAF: Loving Our Obscene Amenities Since 1947
November 21st, 2005 06:52 AM
Sounds like a winner.
It's so easy to carp about things when there's no cost.
“The highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms”. General George Patton—US Army
Vis et Veneratio
"So this is how democracy dies: to thunderous applause." Actress Natalie Portman as Padme in Star Wars Revenge of the Sith
November 21st, 2005 07:29 AM
November 21st, 2005 08:08 AM
That was a good one. Thanks for posting.
For God, Family and Country!
November 21st, 2005 08:35 AM
It is a good one, but....... It's been floating around the Net for about a year, and I haven't really checked but I'd bet it's a "story".
EOD - Initial success or total failure
November 21st, 2005 01:29 PM
Story or not - the expressed sentiment is spot A1 on the button.!
Chris - P95
NRA Certified Instructor & NRA Life Member.
"To own a gun and assume that you are armed
is like owning a piano and assuming that you are a musician!."
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November 21st, 2005 06:42 PM
Send that one to "Readers Digest" it needs to be spread around!
"The sword dose not cause the murder, and the maker of the sword dose not bear sin" Rabbi Solomon ben Isaac 11th century
November 21st, 2005 06:45 PM
December 12th, 2005 06:33 PM
Very good idea even if not true ! Kind o' like Santa Claus not being true but still a good idea !!
Here is the URL to the Urban Legends site which discusses this 'happening' ?!
diplomacy ... the art of saying "nice doggie"..while looking for a big rock !!
December 12th, 2005 06:43 PM
True or not its the truth
December 12th, 2005 07:58 PM
Why we can protest!
I agree with the sentiments whether or not it is true.
When I was in the Navy and Electric Boat would launch/commission a Trident submarine you would see a lot of people outside the fence protesting this vehicle of destruction. What got me was the irony of the situtation. The very thing they were protesting was the same thing that was protecting their right to protest. They never understood that. But that was why I was there, to ensure their rights whether I agree with their viewpoints or not.
February 10th, 2006 03:15 AM
USN 78-82/USAF 82-93 Medically Retired
Desert Shield/Desert Storm
DAV Life Member
NRA Life Member
February 10th, 2006 10:52 AM
bravo ! 'rounds of bourbon and coke on me......
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