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I Love This Comeback

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Muddytazz, Apr 11, 2006.

  1. Muddytazz

    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    I Love This Comeback

    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 straighten



    out the mess in YOUR country that you are obviously here in MY country to avoid"


    Everyone within hearing distance cheered!




     
  2. 79k20350

    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    Now thats good!:D He was completly right too! just wish i coulda been there to see it
     
  3. cbbr

    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Nice.:waytogo:
     
  4. rumbly truck

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    Taz tell your kid that a fat, middle agged, married man in utah supports him and commrades. If it wasn't for people like him, and his brother and sisters in arms, I couldn't be living the life I have. The sevice men and women of this country are included in my prayers with my children everynight. I have one regret in my life, not serving in the armed forces. So I guess that I will do my best, to support the ones who are. My oldest kid's two good friends, one marine, one army, will probably be going to Iraq by the end of the year. Scared to death for them, but couldn't be prouder if they were my kids. Just let your kid know his service is not unnoticced. I appriciate it.
     
  5. chevyin

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    You have a son in the military? But you look so young! :D

    Very nice. :)
     
  6. Muddytazz

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    I don't have a son in the military, hell my oldest son is only 14. I got that letter in an email.
     
  7. 3 on the tree

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    My response would have been a lot shorter: "If you don't like what my country is doing, then go back to your own country'.
     
  8. boggerless

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    SO TRUE:usaflag: :usaflag: :usaflag: :usaflag:
     
  9. chevyin

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    I suspected as much, but I wasn't sure. :D

    BTW, not positive yet, but the block in Garry's K5 we sunk (the one we got from you) is showing signs it broke in the cold ocean water. Ugh. heh Hopefully its just residual water in the oiling system from the adventure at sea however, not a cracked water passage. Still can't believe we were so dumb that day. :doah:
     
  10. Muddytazz

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    oh man....how bad was it?
     
  11. chevyin

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    Brackish/salt water up to the windshield, inside and out.... it was bad. ;) The engine's oil still shows signs of water in it even after changing it (and the filter), but we haven't flushed it the second time yet (to remove the residual water that draining it the first time missed). But, the oil seems to have excessive water in it for just being residual, and the radiator appears to be losing water now. But we haven't gotten to changing the oil the secon time yet, and we haven't been able to really drive the thing since to determine if it really is losing water, or if that was an isolated incident. Havent dropped the gas tank to drain it yet.

    Time will tell, but I suspect we'll be looking for another small block soon. Our own damn fault for being so stupid though. :doah:
     

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