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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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Also posted as a comment in the tour thread.
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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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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