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News from Jim Robinsons van in the You Don't Speak For Me Tour
Phone call from SoldiersPrayingMom and Jim Robinson 100 miles from Yuma | 8/24/2005 - 4:00PM PDT | Swordmaker

Posted on 08/24/2005 5:28:57 PM PDT by Swordmaker

I just spoke with SoldiersPrayingMom and Jim Robinson on the caravan about 100 miles out of Yuma. Jim reports the weather is about 108º outside but nice and cool inside his van. Jim reports they are making good time and are on schedule.

Several more vehicles have joined the caravan along the way and they have been well received at all stops. Protesters are always there being obnoxious.

After a good conversation with Jim, he handed me back to SoldiersPrayingMom.

As many of you know, SoldiersPrayingMom (Ruth) is the mother of freeper jmpmst4u2 (Greg), a US soldier working with the Iraqi Wolf Brigade, who has been allowing us share in his "Greg's letters home" by allowing me to post them on FreeRepublic. Jmpmst4u2 has had some remarkable experiences in Iraq.

Yesterday, his mother was meeting up with the "You Don't Speak for Me, Cindy" caravan in Sacramento to ride down to Fresno to join Jim Parkinson for the rest of the tour, when her husband said "Hey, Ruth, that guy over there looks a lot like Greg!" He was right... because it WAS Greg, home for a 14 day leave!

Ruth was in a quandary. Here was her son home to spend some time with his family, and she was on her way to confront Cindy Sheehan in Crawford, TX. After hugs and lots of weeping, she told Greg of her quandary. He said "Mom, I want you to go. I need you to go. The guys over there in Iraq need you to go."

"It was," she said, "the hardest decision I have ever made."

When asked by Marine Moms' Deborah Johns "Why are you here... your son is home for a visit." Ruth replied "I have my orders from my sergeant... I have to go!"

Greg was the man quoted in the AP article on the caravan who confronted the protesters in Sacramento, telling them "You are ruining the morale over there!" (Incidentally, his Mom and Jim did not know about the article... I got to tell them.;^)> )

Ruth reported that she and Deborah Johns were interviewed by this morning in Los Angeles.


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Front Page News; US: Arizona; US: New Mexico; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: caravan; cindysheehan; moveamericaforward
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To: andyk; All

Thanks for doing this, Jim. Are they stopping in Yuma for dinner?


21 posted on 08/24/2005 5:52:22 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (Undocumented border patrol agent.)
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To: hipaatwo

Oh man. FRmail


22 posted on 08/24/2005 5:52:39 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Lord, we need a Logan miracle for Simcha7 and Cowboy. Please.)
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To: Brad's Gramma; TheMom; humblegunner; Flyer

Well we are going to be there:

Eaker
TheMom
Humblegunner
Flyer

Anyone I missed can ping in.


23 posted on 08/24/2005 5:53:45 PM PDT by Eaker (My Wife Rocks!)
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To: Swordmaker

AWESOME STORY! God Bless Greg, his Mom, Marine's Mom and her sergeant!


24 posted on 08/24/2005 5:54:41 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Right Wing Infidel since 1954)
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To: Eaker

Yea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





(chew with your mouth closed this time, K?)


25 posted on 08/24/2005 5:55:01 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Lord, we need a Logan miracle for Simcha7 and Cowboy. Please.)
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To: Brad's Gramma; Jim Robinson

LOL ............ I'm gonna be working with Jim to focus on the advertisers we want to invite in ... should be good .. ;)


26 posted on 08/24/2005 5:55:44 PM PDT by STARWISE (GITMO IS TOO GOOD FOR THESE TRAITORS -- SEND THEM ALL TO EGYPT FOR QUESTIONING.)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Thanks for the info :-)


27 posted on 08/24/2005 5:56:19 PM PDT by hipaatwo
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To: STARWISE; hipaatwo; Eaker

Oh oh.


28 posted on 08/24/2005 5:58:06 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Lord, we need a Logan miracle for Simcha7 and Cowboy. Please.)
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To: Brad's Gramma

I gotta buddy in Cali that owes me a favor so don't make me have him come over there and visit you.

That titanium hip is bionic!!


29 posted on 08/24/2005 5:58:54 PM PDT by Eaker (My Wife Rocks!)
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To: Eaker

Oh oh. Want for me to warn the Titanium CB that you're on the way?

I moved.

We don't live here anymore.

No forwarding address. Sorry. So sorry.


30 posted on 08/24/2005 6:00:56 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Lord, we need a Logan miracle for Simcha7 and Cowboy. Please.)
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To: Swordmaker

Keep us posted, and I will keep praying for this caravan and that its mission be accomplished.


32 posted on 08/24/2005 6:02:41 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Eaker; Flyer; TheMom
"Mom, I want you to go. I need you to go. The guys over there in Iraq need you to go."

We go.

33 posted on 08/24/2005 6:02:46 PM PDT by humblegunner (If you're gonna die, die with your boots on.)
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To: freedomisinnevada

A leftie, are ya?


34 posted on 08/24/2005 6:03:35 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Lord, we need a Logan miracle for Simcha7 and Cowboy. Please.)
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To: freedomisinnevada

Her son is a HERO!


35 posted on 08/24/2005 6:06:13 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Liberals-beyond your expectations!)
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To: freedomisinnevada
has cindy been fitted for her burka yet ?
Oh and beware of the kittys
36 posted on 08/24/2005 6:08:25 PM PDT by Charlespg (Civilization and freedom are only worthy of those who defend or support defending It)
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To: Nightshift

ping


37 posted on 08/24/2005 6:10:15 PM PDT by tutstar (OurFlorida.true.ws)
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To: Swordmaker

bttt


38 posted on 08/24/2005 6:10:43 PM PDT by tutstar (OurFlorida.true.ws)
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To: freedomisinnevada

Her son is a hero. She is a anti-american, terrorist loving POS, who is doing her best to piss on her sons grave. Don't like the truth, too bad.


39 posted on 08/24/2005 6:10:43 PM PDT by beandog (Bean the Real Dog - 10/3/90-6/13/05 - Doggie Heaven is Lucky to have you.)
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To: Swordmaker

Great post...thanks!


40 posted on 08/24/2005 6:12:34 PM PDT by Pharmboy (There is no positive correlation between the ability to write, act, sing or dance and being right)
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