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Doubling down

August 21, 2005 2:06 PM

"If I have to sacrifice my whole family for the sake of our country and world, other countries that want freedom, I'll do that."

--Gary Qualls, who lost his son Louis in Fallujah, and has a 16-year-old who wants to enlist

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Read the 6 comments.

Right Wing Robby:

The Rest of the story is intersting too. About how Cindy Shehan used his sons name for one the crosses at "camp casey" . Talk about disrespectful. Then when he took the cross down they kept replacing it.

They arent concerned of the parent of that hero. In fact they obviously could care less. Using his sons name to futher their own twisted agenda AFTER the father removes it the first time.


Now if that same father agreed with them. That would be a whole different story. They would have marched that 'bereaved father' in front of every camera they could find.

Its about politics, not grieving parents for you libs. That just proves it more.

Now isnt it intersting how Jim's link left out everything the father said except what fits their politics. Its no wonder you libs never know whats going on, your media is keeping the truth from you.

Mon Aug 22 2005 6:56 PM

Jim Gilliam:

Huh. I didn't think that quote fit my politics at all... A guy willing to give up both his sons for this war. He really believes in it. Blows my mind.

Mon Aug 22 2005 7:25 PM


WOW, a true patriot - a man who knows what's at stake although I hope and pray it doesnt go to the extreme he's talking about.

Mon Aug 22 2005 7:39 PM

Dave E.:

RWR's just pissed about being in that whopping 38% crowd. Funny he makes a sweeping "I hate libs!" post after that quote.

All due respect, I guess that guy won't think twice about sacrificing his kid for a Palestinian state also. Not too mention, freedom only if you're lucky enough to be male.


Mon Aug 22 2005 11:56 PM

Dave E.:

In the meantime...[email protected]

The mayor of freaking...Salt. Lake. City. Kicking Bush square in the nuts at a rally today. Like I said wingnuttery...get used to this. This will grow until it reaches critical mass.

And don't you dare say this is 'bad for the troops'...BUSH is what is 'bad for the troops'. THAT is the logical syllogism here, not this sycophantic drivel spewn about Stay the Course or Support the President. Fucking Duh.

This is not about 'politics'. Dumbed down, that's what wingnuts think. But no. This is not 'politics'. That's all it has ever been for wingnuts, like rooting against the visiting football team. Face painters. That's all they are. That's W's base right there. And that teeny weeny, sub-Nixon '73 rating of 38% won't stop dropping until it's pared down until the only people left standing are Dear Leader's radical, fanatical base. Nothing but face painters.

No, this is not about politics. This is about finally giving this country CPR. It's the big yell of "Clear!" before slapping the defibrilator on its chest. Resuscitation. Saving it from the hands of absolute incompetence.

And for the record, if that story does indeed provide the full context of the situation, they shouldn't have restaked his son's cross if he didn't want it there.

Tue Aug 23 2005 12:27 AM

Dave E.:

And I forgot to add: dig the new site design.

Especially that cool mugshot of you striking the ultimate "child deep in thought" pose. Those are always fun to dig up. All I was ever thinking was how I'd rather be on my big wheel, cruising.

Tue Aug 23 2005 12:35 AM

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