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Family Told Obama NOT To Wear Soldier Son's Bracelet... Where is Media?
Newsbusters ^ | September 28, 2008 | Warner Todd Huston

Posted on 09/28/2008 4:12:21 AM PDT by Tom_Busch

Barack Obama played the "me too" game during the Friday debates on September 26 after Senator John McCain mentioned that he was wearing a bracelet with the name of Cpl. Matthew Stanley, a resident of New Hampshire and a soldier that lost his life in Iraq in 2006. Obama said that he too had a bracelet. After fumbling and straining to remember the name, he revealed that his had the name of Sergeant Ryan David Jopek of Merrill, Wisconsin.

Shockingly, however, Madison resident Brian Jopek, the father of Ryan Jopek, the young soldier who tragically lost his life to a roadside bomb in 2006, recently said on a Wisconsin Public Radio show that his family had asked Barack Obama to stop wearing the bracelet with his son's name on it. Yet Obama continues to do so despite the wishes of the family

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; 2008debates; bracelet; braceletgate; elections; jopek; mccain; nobama08; obama
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WTF???
1 posted on 09/28/2008 4:12:21 AM PDT by Tom_Busch
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To: Tom_Busch

Isn’t the news out yet that Obama is the Second Coming? You don’t tell Barry what to do, so sit down and shut up. (Any more complaints and we’ll prosecute you and throw you in jail. And no signs at his rallies, either.)


2 posted on 09/28/2008 4:15:46 AM PDT by hershey
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To: Tom_Busch

the media’s on his side. I’m beginning to think we’re living in a Soviet-style country in which the media is VERY one sided. Not controlled by the Dems, but they might as well be.

Never before in an election cycle has the media been this biased. It’s frankly, scary.


3 posted on 09/28/2008 4:16:59 AM PDT by vwatto
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To: Tom_Busch
B.O. you are a lowlife scumbag. I hope this story is everywhere this week.
4 posted on 09/28/2008 4:17:34 AM PDT by Recon Dad (Marsoc Dad)
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To: Tom_Busch
Mommy (the moron) gives 0bama the bracelet, supports him for president, and now is media shy?


At least the ex had the intelligence to get rid of her ... I guess.


What we do for a roll in the hay.

5 posted on 09/28/2008 4:19:26 AM PDT by G.Mason (Duty, Honor, Country)
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To: vwatto

“I’m beginning to think” I realized that one about 12 years ago and it just gets worse and worse.


6 posted on 09/28/2008 4:19:46 AM PDT by TBall
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To: Tom_Busch

OMG!


7 posted on 09/28/2008 4:20:36 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (McCain/Palin '08)
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To: vwatto

Tony Blankley wrote a great article the other day about the media.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/09/the_man_who_never_was.html


8 posted on 09/28/2008 4:22:11 AM PDT by Dawn531
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To: TBall

“I realized that one about 12 years ago and it just gets worse and worse.”

I agree, but it’s never been THIS blatant. They were never fawning over Kerry or Gore like they are over 0. This is unprecidented.


9 posted on 09/28/2008 4:22:25 AM PDT by vwatto
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To: vwatto

You apparently weren’t paying attention in 2000 when the presstitutes were almost successful in a coup to seat algore as president.


10 posted on 09/28/2008 4:23:54 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Conservation? Let the NE Yankees freeze.... in the dark)
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To: Tom_Busch

bookmark


11 posted on 09/28/2008 4:24:58 AM PDT by Corin Stormhands (Community Organizers for McCain-Palin now at http://www.cafepress.com/writeside)
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To: G.Mason

She is brainwashed. Like the little girls that throw panties up on stage at a concert.

She is embarrassed but not so embarrassed to make it right. Sad.


12 posted on 09/28/2008 4:25:18 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Hope is not a strategy, change is not a destination.)
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To: Tom_Busch

Oh, this may be it for BO.
Using one of our dead heroes as a prop is bad enough. But to go against the wishes of the dead hero’s family so openly and blatantly is just beyond disgusting.

Let’s see you backtrack out of THIS, BO.


13 posted on 09/28/2008 4:25:32 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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To: Tom_Busch
Obama may have them murdered by his brownshirts for sayinmg this.


14 posted on 09/28/2008 4:25:34 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: Tom_Busch

So why isn’t the mother speaking for herself? When she gave the bracelet to a PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE in support of troop withdrawal and non-intervention, she was explicitly being political. It’s a gift that will keep on giving....


15 posted on 09/28/2008 4:25:34 AM PDT by gotribe (The right pick!)
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To: Tom_Busch; All; Admin Moderator

I respectfully nominate this thread for, “Breaking News.”


16 posted on 09/28/2008 4:26:47 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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To: Tom_Busch

It looks like the source on the mother’s wishes is the ex-husband. That’s no reason to cry false on the accusation, but it’s not very direct evidence, either.


17 posted on 09/28/2008 4:28:46 AM PDT by Grut
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To: Tom_Busch

The left realizes it must take this election or loose the world.

With other country’s moving to the right the socialists MUST take America left.

With the Nationalizing of a large part of the fin industry in the US their next target will be the domestic oil and gas reserves.

Welcome to the new world order.

America is becoming a nation of slaves to the uneducated working poor.

Next, taxes to give to the UN food program and help the poor in third world nations.

The fleecing of America.


18 posted on 09/28/2008 4:28:53 AM PDT by stockpirate (If Obama wins, our right to free speech will only be perserved by our right to keep and bear arms.)
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To: RandallFlagg

Thanks, I should have marked it as breaking news.


19 posted on 09/28/2008 4:29:17 AM PDT by Tom_Busch (Liberal media logic: Palin doesn't have enough experience, but Obama does.)
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20 posted on 09/28/2008 4:29:30 AM PDT by Roscoe Karns
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To: G.Mason

......Mommy (the moron)....

Cindy Shaeen clone who hates her son for joining the service against her antiwar demands.


21 posted on 09/28/2008 4:31:42 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Conservation? Let the NE Yankees freeze.... in the dark)
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To: stockpirate

Can’t say what I’d like to do to the left for what they’ve done to our country.


22 posted on 09/28/2008 4:31:44 AM PDT by Tom_Busch (Liberal media logic: Palin doesn't have enough experience, but Obama does.)
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To: vwatto

It’s all about race.


23 posted on 09/28/2008 4:33:08 AM PDT by nobama08
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To: Recon Dad
I hope this story is everywhere this week.

Sadly, if a public figure is politically correct, nothing bad he does matters, and if he is politically incorrect, the slightest thing becomes a major scandal.

Ted Kennedy drinks and drives, a girl dies with no attempt to help her, and he is "the lion of the Senate". Clarence Thomas possibly read Playboy and made a few ribald jokes, and he is a stupid, evil, sexist pervert.

24 posted on 09/28/2008 4:34:05 AM PDT by SupplySider
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To: bert
Yes, and in 2004 when Rather and the higher ups at SeeBS attempted to overthrow a sitting President.
25 posted on 09/28/2008 4:34:19 AM PDT by Jacquerie (To the Socialists of all parties - F. A. Hayek)
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To: RandallFlagg; Admin Moderator; Tom_Busch
I respectfully nominate this thread for, “Breaking News.”

SECOND!
26 posted on 09/28/2008 4:34:38 AM PDT by mkjessup
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To: Tom_Busch; informavoracious; larose; RJR_fan; Prospero; Conservative Vermont Vet; ...
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Freep-mail me to get on or off my pro-life and Catholic List:

Add me / Remove me

Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of interest.

Obama Says A Baby Is A Punishment

Obama: “If they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.”

27 posted on 09/28/2008 4:35:26 AM PDT by narses (...the spirit of Trent is abroad once more.)
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To: vwatto

Their influence is waning, so they are trying even harder than before.


28 posted on 09/28/2008 4:35:51 AM PDT by Truthsearcher
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To: vwatto

Never before in an election cycle has the media been this biased. It’s frankly, scary.
___________________________________________

Many around here cheer when a MSM newspaper lays people off and talks about the dinosaur media. But the bottom line is that although there is plenty of center-right commentary out there (blogs, radio, Fox, etc.), there is a complete absence of any widely read print media with reporters with a center-right perspective.


29 posted on 09/28/2008 4:37:09 AM PDT by Rumierules
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To: Tom_Busch
" Can’t say what I’d like to do to the left for what they’ve done to our country."


I can.


I have a front plate on my full sized Dodge P/U that reads "INFIDEL". It's bait for the muslim slime that can read.

Perhaps it's time to replace it with one that reads "0bama is a lying half-breed".

Think that would draw the 0bama "truth squads" into firing range?

30 posted on 09/28/2008 4:39:26 AM PDT by G.Mason (Duty, Honor, Country)
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To: Roscoe Karns

GREAT pic, love it!

I’m going to steal that graphic of yours and spread it as far and wide as Bernadette Dohrn’s thighs! ;) LOL


31 posted on 09/28/2008 4:39:27 AM PDT by mkjessup
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To: RandallFlagg; Admin Moderator
I respectfully nominate this thread for, “Breaking News.”

I second the motion.

32 posted on 09/28/2008 4:40:10 AM PDT by andyandval
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To: mkjessup

Indeed, this soldiers voice crieth out from the ground.


33 posted on 09/28/2008 4:41:35 AM PDT by shineon
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To: Tom_Busch
...his family had asked Barack Obama to stop wearing the bracelet

Did Obama steal this bracelet?

34 posted on 09/28/2008 4:42:35 AM PDT by Rudder
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To: Tom_Busch

Bump


35 posted on 09/28/2008 4:43:18 AM PDT by lmr (NOBAMA '08!)
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To: Rumierules
...there is a complete absence of any widely read print media with reporters with a center-right perspective.

Should the US consider adopting the European style where people already know what kind of perspective they would find when they read a newspaper or a magazine?

36 posted on 09/28/2008 4:43:19 AM PDT by paudio (Nobody cried 'racism' when Swann, Blackwell, and Steele lost to white guys in 2006)
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To: Tom_Busch

If this was Sarah Palin, it would be the top stroy of the day.


37 posted on 09/28/2008 4:44:31 AM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: Tom_Busch; RatherBiased.com; jellybean; Darkwolf377; goldstategop; smoothsailing; Truthsearcher; ...

ONE TIME PING to the folks discussing these issues on “I’ve Got a Bracelet Too Thread” ( http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2091638/posts ) from the other night (as well as a few of my FRiends). I hope you all don’t mind. I thought for SURE you all would be interested in seeing this thread!

THIS is something that needs to be spread far and wide.

A bunch of us had discussed this issue on another thread the other night and local articles with quotes from Mrs. Jopek were posted on that thread. I then made the comment that from the statements made by Mrs. Jopek Obama seemed to mis-characterize what she had told him when she gave it to him.

If this is true - and I have no reason to doubt it - then it’s even WORSE than his having to look down to remember the Sgt. Jopek’s name (may he rest in peace).

What a SCUM Obama is! He is truly an evil person, and I do NOT make that statement lightly. If he comes to power here in the US I fear he will make Stalin look like an angel.


38 posted on 09/28/2008 4:45:21 AM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ Pro-Palin & NObama Gear : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: vwatto
Never before in an election cycle has the media been this biased. It’s frankly, scary.

They used to at least kind of try to hide their blatant bias and act all indignant when the accusation was made.

Now, they don't even bother. They make it quite clear that they are in the tank for Obama, no holds barred.

39 posted on 09/28/2008 4:47:24 AM PDT by Allegra ( Call me if you need me. Unless it's above my pay grade.)
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To: Roscoe Karns

lol


40 posted on 09/28/2008 4:47:26 AM PDT by meanie monster
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Ping!


41 posted on 09/28/2008 4:47:36 AM PDT by basil (Support the Second Amendment-buy another gun today!)
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To: bert
In 2006 the democratic msm whor*s turned the house and senate over to their dem johns.

That whole election turned on the msm’s trumped up republican corruption BS.

42 posted on 09/28/2008 4:49:07 AM PDT by Tail Gunner John
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To: paudio

From what I understand that is the way it used to be years ago. Usually two papers in each town - One Democrat leaning, one Repbulican leaning. That way citizens could read both and figure out which one was telling the truth. Nowadays you have newpaper agencies like Gannet, McClatchy, etc... that have taken over these smaller papers, and usually there is only one paper in a given area (like the one I live in).

It gets even worse when you still have the APPEARANCE of two separate papers - like in Denver. The Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News are owned by the SAME company (the Denver Newspaper Agency), although they both publish a daily paper. While one may lean left, and the other a little right, it is NOTHING like what it used to be.


43 posted on 09/28/2008 4:49:20 AM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ Pro-Palin & NObama Gear : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: vwatto

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2092230/posts


44 posted on 09/28/2008 4:50:53 AM PDT by unspun (Tell the truth about Obama to all you know.)
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To: narses

hmm...Bush 41 glances at his watch and it’s fodder forever.

O reads the name of a dead soldier whose bracelet has supposedly been on O’s arms for months, despite the soldier’s fathers pleas to O to remove it, and the media yawns, turns over and goes back into hibernation.


45 posted on 09/28/2008 4:51:42 AM PDT by fetal heart beats by 21st day (Defending human life is not a federalist issue. It is the business of all of humanity.)
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To: LibertyRocks

And they wonder why newspaper readership is down 40%?
We have Gannett here and they are terrible!


46 posted on 09/28/2008 4:53:22 AM PDT by Shady (The Fairness Doctrine is ANYTHING but fair!!!!)
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To: Tom_Busch
This all makes Obama look pretty calculating and blood chillingly callous, doesn't it?

If Obama doesn't mind abusing the honorable dead, just think how he will deal with the living

47 posted on 09/28/2008 4:54:31 AM PDT by Popman (McCain as POTUS is odious, Obama as POTUS is unthinkable.)
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To: Tom_Busch

OUSSABAMA must be caught in flagrante delicto of LIE and TREACHERY...

It’s NOT a nice pleasant race between 2 fair friends Mr. McCAIN


48 posted on 09/28/2008 4:54:40 AM PDT by Ulysse
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To: mkjessup; RandallFlagg; andyandval

Thanks guys, it’s in breaking news now.


49 posted on 09/28/2008 4:56:31 AM PDT by Tom_Busch
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To: vwatto

“the media’s on his side. I’m beginning to think we’re living in a Soviet-style country in which the media is VERY one sided. Not controlled by the Dems, but they might as well be.”

The media is controlled by the same agenda and people that control Obama. I don’t believe for a second that Obama is a free thinker.


50 posted on 09/28/2008 4:56:35 AM PDT by driftdiver (No More Obama - The corruption has not changed despite all our hopes.)
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