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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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1 posted on 08/24/2005 5:28:57 PM PDT by Swordmaker
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To: Swordmaker

great story!!


2 posted on 08/24/2005 5:30:46 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: Swordmaker
He said "Mom, I want you to go. I need you to go. The guys over there in Iraq need you to go."

That says it all. God bless this family.
3 posted on 08/24/2005 5:31:51 PM PDT by tongue-tied
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To: tongue-tied

Wow this needs to hit the blogs.

Bump.


4 posted on 08/24/2005 5:35:20 PM PDT by mercy (never again a patsy for Bill Gates - spyware and viri free for over TWO YEARS now)
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To: Swordmaker

"Mom, I want you to go. I need you to go. The guys over there in Iraq need you to go."



I have allergies, so those aren't tears in my eyes.


5 posted on 08/24/2005 5:36:30 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 ( Heaven on Earth is where the nearest Starbucks is 60 miles away.)
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To: Swordmaker

good thread.


6 posted on 08/24/2005 5:36:55 PM PDT by Diva Betsy Ross (Code pink stinks!)
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To: Swordmaker

God Bless SoldiersPrayingMom and Jim Robinson!

Thanks for the update.

Eagles Up,
RobFromGa


7 posted on 08/24/2005 5:37:52 PM PDT by RobFromGa (Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran-- what are we waiting for?)
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To: tongue-tied

AMEN


8 posted on 08/24/2005 5:38:20 PM PDT by OldFriend (MERCY TO THE GUILTY IS CRUELTY TO THE INNOCENT ~ Adam Smith)
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To: Swordmaker

Wonderful news!


9 posted on 08/24/2005 5:39:23 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: Swordmaker; JustAmy; Texas Termite; LaDivaLoca; wingnuts'nbolts; manna; Okies love Dubya 2; ...

I heard her on the radio yesterday. She was near tears...but VERY strong.

God bless EVERYONE who's making this trek!!! Thanks for the update! WHOO HOOOOOOOOOOO


10 posted on 08/24/2005 5:43:12 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Lord, we need a Logan miracle for Simcha7 and Cowboy. Please.)
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To: Swordmaker
Jim reports the weather is about 108º outside but nice and cool inside his van.

Hehe
11 posted on 08/24/2005 5:44:41 PM PDT by andyk (Go Matt Kenseth!)
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To: Swordmaker

This b*st*rds are not going to pull a Vietnam on us.


12 posted on 08/24/2005 5:46:48 PM PDT by doug from upland (The Hillary documentary is coming -- INDICTING HILLARY)
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To: Swordmaker

Great story! BUMP


13 posted on 08/24/2005 5:47:12 PM PDT by PilloryHillary (Eva Peron + Chappaqua = Hillary Clinton)
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To: Swordmaker

Thanks for posting this, the big thread's gotten so... well, big, I hadn't seen this! What a moving sacrifice on the part of both SoldiersPrayingMom and Greg! But it seems they are able to look at the bigger picture. We're gonna give her a HUGH welcome in Crawford!


14 posted on 08/24/2005 5:47:50 PM PDT by TheSarce (The Silent Majority is finding its voice. It goes to ELEVEN!)
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To: Brad's Gramma; Jim Robinson

WOW .. that's goosebumpy wonderful!! What a family .. that soldier and his family are the STUFF THAT MADE AMERICAN WHAT IT IS!! God Bless them .. and the Great American Caravan!!! Woo Hoo! .. if it wasn't for Jim's wonderful home base here, we'd NEVER hear this from the MSM ... when does the FR TV network start????


15 posted on 08/24/2005 5:48:25 PM PDT by STARWISE (GITMO IS TOO GOOD FOR THESE TRAITORS -- SEND THEM ALL TO EGYPT FOR QUESTIONING.)
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To: Swordmaker; Chieftain

This is a fine example of a very loving & psychologically healthy mother. She has raised a fine son and their relationship is one of deep love, yet she has allowed him to grow up and be free.

Cindy is so "enmeshed " with her son, she can't even let him be his own man in death. Very sick.


16 posted on 08/24/2005 5:50:27 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Everything I need to know about Islam I learned on 9-11!)
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To: STARWISE
when does the FR TV network start????

Tuesday.

17 posted on 08/24/2005 5:50:45 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Lord, we need a Logan miracle for Simcha7 and Cowboy. Please.)
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To: Swordmaker

Leaving Friday afternoon from SE NM for Crawford. Hope to finally get to say "Hello" to Jim!

Anyone who wants to meet up and caravan with me can PING me on this thread or FReep mail.


18 posted on 08/24/2005 5:52:03 PM PDT by CedarDave (On my way to Crawford from NM for 08/27 rally. Five years a FReeper - 08/17/00)
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To: Brad's Gramma

when does the FR TV network start????



HUH? What, where, when?


19 posted on 08/24/2005 5:52:13 PM PDT by hipaatwo (THE DNC - where victory is losing by smaller margins-hat tip to Constitution Day)
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To: crazyhorse691

They're not in my eyes either. They've already fallen down my cheek. God bless our military!!


20 posted on 08/24/2005 5:52:17 PM PDT by CO Gal (Liberals, like puppies, are cute to look at, but shouldn't vote...)
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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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To: beandog; Brad's Gramma; SwinneySwitch; Charlespg

RE: freedomisinnevada

"This account has been banned or suspended"

3 cheers for the Mods.


41 posted on 08/24/2005 6:12:52 PM PDT by HKMk23 ('Re you gonna eat that?)
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To: HKMk23

You got that right.


42 posted on 08/24/2005 6:14:22 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: freedomisinnevada

"They didn't all die so the Iraqis could debate about putting Christmas in their "constitution".

They died so the Iraqis could even debate what they want in their constitution and then vote on it as free men and women!


43 posted on 08/24/2005 6:14:22 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Liberals-beyond your expectations!)
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To: Swordmaker
He said "Mom, I want you to go. I need you to go. The guys over there in Iraq need you to go."

Wow - what a guy! How he must love his fellow troops. God bless them all.

44 posted on 08/24/2005 6:15:16 PM PDT by Fudd Fan (God Bless President Bush)
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To: crazyhorse691; SoldiersPrayingMom; jmpmstr4u2

I have the same allergies here in South Carolina. I also have goose bumps. What a fabulous family!

Thank you Greg for your Service and thank you Ruth for raising such a fine man.


45 posted on 08/24/2005 6:15:26 PM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org ē Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: HiJinx

Hey, hey, look this way: the Caravan left Yuma approx. 2-1/2 hrs. ago...


46 posted on 08/24/2005 6:15:34 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Remembering our Heroes today and every day. . . "Operation Gratitude")
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To: Brad's Gramma

Thanks for the ping!
Gosh, it feels good to be Freeper!


47 posted on 08/24/2005 6:17:42 PM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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To: RobFromGa
God Bless SoldiersPrayingMom and Jim Robinson!

Thanks for the update.

AMEN! (Something to agree on at last! ;>))

48 posted on 08/24/2005 6:19:42 PM PDT by Bigun (IRS sucks @getridof it.com)
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To: Brad's Gramma; STARWISE

I'm also very good with typing, etc. I could do some work to help also, ie:-scripts. ;-)


49 posted on 08/24/2005 6:20:12 PM PDT by hipaatwo
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To: TheSarce; Swordmaker

I met SoldiersPrayingMom last night at KABC, where the interview with Al Rantel took place. The Caravan had been to a blur of media stops along the way, but this one seems to have left an impression on SPM. She's a sweet lady, a great American, as well as Marine mom Deborah Johns.

I told them I'd been following the Caravan planning thread and it looked like folks in Texas were getting the BBQ ready for them...!


50 posted on 08/24/2005 6:20:13 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Remembering our Heroes today and every day. . . "Operation Gratitude")
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