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The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Grattan Massacre & Battle of Ash Hollow (1854 -1855) - Nov. 2nd, 2003
www.authorsden.com ^ | August 11, 2002 | Richard Jepperson

Posted on 11/02/2003 12:03:30 AM PST by SAMWolf

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To: Valin
I read that they were on their way to R & R. What ticks me off is that all last week we had warnings of something like this coming.
51 posted on 11/02/2003 1:11:15 PM PST by SAMWolf (Sorry. No quotation today!!)
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To: Valin
LOL! I think a Piper Cub could use the Spruce Goose as a landing field.
52 posted on 11/02/2003 1:12:06 PM PST by SAMWolf (Sorry. No quotation today!!)
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To: Victoria Delsoul
Afternoon Victoria.

Typical Sunday here, had to give up the machine to the rest of the family. Arrrgh. Gotta get more than one Internet connection.!!
53 posted on 11/02/2003 1:13:28 PM PST by SAMWolf (Sorry. No quotation today!!)
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To: SAMWolf; snippy_about_it; Victoria Delsoul
Thanks for the history today. I think if a cow came into my camp, I would have eaten too.

Prayers of comfort for our grieving families this sad day. It sure is hard news to take.

click on the picture

Soldiers from the Alpha Company, 1st 325 Airborne Infantry Regiment, review their mission after running through the squad tactics course at Kursah Range, Iraq, Oct. 18, 2003. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stacy L. Pearsall) (released)

Photo by: STAFF SERGEANT STACY PEARSASLL,

(sorry this isn't the best recording of this song. I lost my good one).

:(

54 posted on 11/02/2003 1:41:25 PM PST by SpookBrat (The devil is a liberal)
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To: SAMWolf
SAM, that's what you can get me for my birthday!! (In case you were wondering ...)
57 posted on 11/02/2003 3:38:42 PM PST by manna
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To: SpookBrat
Thanks Spooky, good song. Sad day indeed.
58 posted on 11/02/2003 4:01:40 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: Matthew Paul
Thank you Matt. Don't worry so much about the language, you do a wonderful job and we know what you mean. Thank you so much for your support and caring.
59 posted on 11/02/2003 4:09:34 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: SpookBrat
Good afternoon Spooky. DON't worry about the song. It's still good.
60 posted on 11/02/2003 4:21:02 PM PST by SAMWolf (Sorry. No quotation today!!)
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To: Matthew Paul
We have a talk radio host here who talks about "Borders, Language and Culture" The three things that make a Country unique, America is having all 3 of those things assaulted. If "We the people" don't wake up there will no longer be an America as we know it today.

I don't know a lot about early Polish history other than there always seemed to be others who didin't want an independent Poland to exist. Poles have always had to fight for their existance and it's a tribute to their spirit that there is still a Poland today.
61 posted on 11/02/2003 4:25:38 PM PST by SAMWolf (Sorry. No quotation today!!)
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To: manna
Dream on, LOL! Unless you mean a picture of one.
62 posted on 11/02/2003 4:26:47 PM PST by SAMWolf (Sorry. No quotation today!!)
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To: SAMWolf; snippy_about_it; SpookBrat
Hi guys, good to see you all.

Gotta get more than one Internet connection.!!

Most definitely. We are missing precious moments when you aren't around, hehehe.

(I'm just trying to be nice)

63 posted on 11/02/2003 4:57:04 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul (I love the smell of winning, the taste of victory, and the joy of each glorious triumph)
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To: Victoria Delsoul
(I'm just trying to be nice)

Now Victoria, you are always nice, we know you don't have to try at it. LOL.

64 posted on 11/02/2003 5:30:04 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: Victoria Delsoul
Awwwwww! Precious moments.
65 posted on 11/02/2003 6:43:06 PM PST by SAMWolf (Sorry. No quotation today!!)
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To: SAMWolf
LOL!!! Hey, no quotation today?
66 posted on 11/02/2003 6:48:03 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul (I love the smell of winning, the taste of victory, and the joy of each glorious triumph)
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To: snippy_about_it
Col Lopez update:

Good morning to all. It may or may not surprise some of you to hear that "Elvis has left the building"... Yes, believe it or not, Dad was doing well enough that he was paroled (released) from the hospital and sentenced to confinement at home to fully rest and recover. He continues to do well with his recovery and has even been up out of bed for a few minutes at a time to bark orders for all the various chores that need to be done around the farm. We're all thrilled that he is doing so well. However, despite being able to come home he will need lots of rest. We know that many of you would like to call or visit, but we are asking that you hold off at least until Monday. As you all know, if Dad had his way, he'd be trying to go out for his daily 5-mile walk with Maggie, fire up the tractor and/or get back to his ever-present political activities. As such, please understand if we try to protect him from his usual Type-A self!!!

67 posted on 11/02/2003 7:28:09 PM PST by GailA (Millington Rally for America after action http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/872519/posts)
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To: GailA
Thanks Gail. I just love his son's sense of humor too!
68 posted on 11/02/2003 7:29:21 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: GailA
Thakns you Gail. Sounds like this family is going to do just fine based on the son's reports.
69 posted on 11/02/2003 7:31:03 PM PST by SAMWolf (Sorry. No quotation today!!)
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To: SAMWolf
From my email

For those of you who don't know, Troop Fan Mail is an organization that sends cards and letters to our troops ALL OVER THE WORLD. They are gearing up for their Christmas mailing and everything has to be sent to them before Thanksgiving. This organization coordinates delivery with the USO, so the troops currently serving in Iraq will also receive letters and cards. The guys and girls serving in other countries REALLY appreciate hearing from people back home.

It's simple to participate. Just write letters, notes, or cards and put them in envelopes. DO NOT SEAL the envelopes, just tuck in the flaps. Also do not put any postage on the letters. Put your return address in the upper left corner and this address on the envelope: Troop Fan Mail Troop Fan Mail

70 posted on 11/02/2003 7:32:14 PM PST by GailA (Millington Rally for America after action http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/872519/posts)
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To: snippy_about_it
The Col is a real nice man and has the same since of humor. He use to live in Texas and KNOWS Pres Bush, and use to play baseball with him, when W owned the team.

On another note our guys and gals in Iraq have a NEED to be filled CB's according to our local fish wrapper. See thread

71 posted on 11/02/2003 7:45:44 PM PST by GailA (Millington Rally for America after action http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/872519/posts)
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To: GailA
Thanks Gail.
72 posted on 11/02/2003 7:52:29 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: SAMWolf; snippy_about_it; bentfeather; Darksheare; Johnny Gage; Light Speed; Samwise; All
GOOD EVENING ALL AT THE FOXHOLE!
Hope you've had a splendid weekend.

It looks like I just made it under the wire to say THANK YOU service men and women, past and present, for your service to the USA!

I wish I'd known sooner that FR was going to be down for a while tonight. I'd have busted buns to get here sooner. But since I blew it, I'll say "good night" and I'll see y'all tomorrow. *HUGZ*


73 posted on 11/02/2003 8:55:29 PM PST by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: SAMWolf; snippy_about_it; E.G.C.; Victoria Delsoul
Now Indians have casinos, pay no taxes, receive benefits from paleface taxpayers.

Christmas Eve 1992 a drunk Indian (Gordon House) drove wrong way on I-25 near Albuquerque and killed four whites, mom and three daughters.

Ten years later drunken Indian (Lloyd Larson) drove wrong way on I-25 near Albuquerque and killed four whites, two couples from out of state.

Bill Richardson now governor, his 3d District leads the nation in heroin overdose deaths.

Massacre? Communism has killed 100 million and is still prefered by Barbra Streisand, Sean Penn, Tim Robinson and Hillary Clinton.

Re Iraq, death to terrorists.

A daisy cutter for every celebration by swine delighted at our deaths.

Time to debed reporters from hotels and embed them in patrols--at point on foot, strapped to side of humvee and chinook.

No more mr. nice guy--no more new tone.

Ba'ath boys, Ba'ath boys,
Watchoo gonna do.
Watchoo gonna do win dey
Blow your head clean off.

Enough with this religion of peace crap.

Mecca them an offer they can't refuse:

Damascus, you dumb asses ask us to believe you don't harbor these punks?

Teheran, you tear in, build a car bomb, and ran.

It's a capital crime:

Turn up the heat--peace has been cancelled.

And while we're at it, Miss Funky Wagnalls sez: cache is one syllable pronounced like Johnny Cash--not cachet like sashay on over to the saloon. Cachet is a royal seal--now that is two syllables--but when our people find AKs and RPGs and C-4 and copies of Donkieboy, that's a cache, one syllable.

, daß das Flugboot HK-1 (später H-4 "Hercules") das größte jemals gebaute Flugzeug ist? Die gigantische Maschine wurde im zweiten Weltkrieg von den USA zum Überseetransport von Truppen und Material entwickelt, da auf dem Seeweg die deutschen U-Boote für schmerzhafte Verluste sorgten. Howard Hughes, Pilot und großer Förderer der Luftfahrt, plante und baute mit seinem Expertenteam die HK-1 aus Sperrholz um die Verwendung kriegswichtiger Materialien zu umgehen. Deshalb ist die HK-1 auch bekannt unter dem inoffiziellen Namen "Spruce Goose" (Fichtengans). Angetrieben wurde die "Hercules" von 8 (acht!) R-4360 Vierfach-Sternmotoren von je 3.000 PS. Am 2. November 1947 erfolgte der erste und einzige Flug über die Strecke von einer Meile in einer Flughöhe von max. 70 ft. Das Projekt wurde anschließend eingestellt obwohl die "Spruce Goose" in Design und Technik ihrer Zeit um Jahrzehnte voraus war. Noch heute kann der Prototyp in flugfähigem Zustand in einem US-Museum bewundert werden. Mehr über die faszinierende Geschichte der "Spruce Goose" erfahren Sie unter www.sprucegoose.org

The special lifting cradle, originally designed by Cash & Associates, and first used to relocate the HK-1 within Long Beach Harbor, was used for this move as well as for the September 2000 move from temporary storage to the newly constructed Captain Michael King Smith Evergreen Aviation Educational Institute in McMinnville, Oregon.

The Spruce Goose under construction. Does Norm Abrams have as nice a planer as that?

Recommended party favor for next terrorist celebration:


74 posted on 11/02/2003 10:33:39 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: GailA
Thanks GailA.

Sounds like a great idea to get words of support to our troops.
75 posted on 11/03/2003 12:05:30 AM PST by SAMWolf (I'm immortal - so far.)
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To: radu
Hi Radu. Getting ready for FR withdrawel?
76 posted on 11/03/2003 12:06:22 AM PST by SAMWolf (I'm immortal - so far.)
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To: PhilDragoo
Morning Phil Dragoo.

All I know is that theis "new tone" crap has got the Republicans and Conservatives absolutely squat. The Libs are even more vicious and hateful than ever berfore. They spit on us and this Country and we're supposed to "get along" under the "new tone" BS. They need to be stood up too and defeated. No more compromising with them and then having them stab us in the back.

I don't begrudge the Casinos. I do resent paying for the "sins" of our forefathers.

77 posted on 11/03/2003 12:13:49 AM PST by SAMWolf (I'm immortal - so far.)
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To: SAMWolf
Hiya SAM!

Sheesh! I thought I was just getting my post in earlier....figured the time diference backwards. duuuuuuh! I think my lack of sleep is showing. LOL!!!

Been trying to get caught up before FR shuts down but doooooon't think I'm gonna make it. I'm waaaaay too far behind. But that's not unusual, is it? hehehe!

I hope your weekend was a LOT more restful than ours was. This gorgeous weather is keeping us busy.....gonna get cold before we know it. The wooly worms say so.
78 posted on 11/03/2003 12:25:39 AM PST by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: PhilDragoo
BTTT!!!!!!
79 posted on 11/03/2003 3:07:35 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: PhilDragoo
Ba'ath boys,Ba'ath boys,Watchoo gonna do.


You made my day!
80 posted on 11/03/2003 3:38:33 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: SAMWolf
YEP!

free dixie,sw

81 posted on 11/03/2003 9:57:10 AM PST by stand watie (Resistence to tyrants is obedience to God. -Thomas Jefferson)
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To: aomagrat
Man, we built a load of battships around the turn of the century! Navy must have scarfed up most of the defense dollars back then!
82 posted on 11/03/2003 12:50:05 PM PST by colorado tanker ("There are but two parties now, Traitors and Patriots")
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf
Nice read, guys. Brief geography lesson. Laramie is in a different place than Ft. Laramie, where the massacre happened. And Laramie Peak and Laramie County are different places, yet. Cheyenne, not Laramie, is the county seat of Laramie County. The Laramie River does flow by Laramie and Ft. Laramie, but does not flow through Laramie County. Confused yet?
83 posted on 11/03/2003 1:16:48 PM PST by colorado tanker ("There are but two parties now, Traitors and Patriots")
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To: PhilDragoo
Thanks, Phil. I didn't realize where the Spruce Goose ended up after the Long Beach museum closed. Even by today's standards, that's one huge aircraft.

Baath Boys . . . LOL!

84 posted on 11/03/2003 1:19:51 PM PST by colorado tanker ("There are but two parties now, Traitors and Patriots")
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To: Matthew Paul
Thanks for bringing your perspective to the Foxhole, Matt.

Solidarity, Pope John Paul and the end of the Cold War brought admiration for Poland from many Americans. Many of us are now taking notice of Poland's entry into NATO and support for the coalition and freedom in the Iraq War. Poland today is a better ally of the US than France and many of us are taking notice, believe me.

You are right, this is a war between east and west, at least the part of the west that is still Christian. It seems to me the root cause of the islamofascism of the terrorists is rage at the decline of the islamic world relative to the west, which began when your Jan Sobieski defeated them at the gates of Vienna. It is essential that the muslim world respond to the present crisis by undergoing a reformation where they achieve some division of church and state and give up the idea of military conquest in the name of religion. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.

85 posted on 11/03/2003 1:28:09 PM PST by colorado tanker ("There are but two parties now, Traitors and Patriots")
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To: colorado tanker
Huh?
86 posted on 11/03/2003 1:44:14 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: snippy_about_it
Well, Wyoming is not only scarce of people, but of place names, too. So, different places have to share the same name.
87 posted on 11/03/2003 1:50:08 PM PST by colorado tanker ("There are but two parties now, Traitors and Patriots")
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To: stand watie
So, then, are you pro-treaty as was your namesake?
89 posted on 11/09/2003 5:57:51 PM PST by DeaconBenjamin
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To: DeaconBenjamin
the General was naive enough ONCE to believe in the supposed truthfullness & honor of the hairy faces, but never again.

the lack of honesty of the damnyankee government is why he fought so long and so well for dixie LIBERTY & the freedom of our tribe.

a FREE dixie republic would have treated my people well, by leaving us alone!

btw,i am only his horse-holder.

free dixie,sw

90 posted on 11/10/2003 7:29:47 AM PST by stand watie (Resistence to tyrants is obedience to God. -Thomas Jefferson)
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To: stand watie
I figured that he accepted the choice of a possible "happy ending" -- not because he believed the promises, but because he was too fully aware of the destruction that would follow refusal to sign -- destruction that had already been demonstrated too graphically in the experiences of other tribes along the Atlantic seaboard.
Stay and fight was not a practical option, and the U.S. army would not be called out to shoot down the locals (at least, not for another 30 years).
91 posted on 11/10/2003 4:23:52 PM PST by DeaconBenjamin
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