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  • Pink Ribbons Not Cute When Komen Backs Planned Parenthood

    08/22/2011 1:40:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 53 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 22, 2011 | Abby Johnson
    Pink ribbons are cute. They have become very trendy. Everyone has caught on to them, too. A couple of airlines wear pink during October…some yogurt companies have pink ribbons on their merchandise…everyone is doing it. Well, not me.I hate breast cancer. I REALLY hate it. Breast cancer stole one of the most important people in my life from me…my father’s twin sister…my aunt. Both of my grandmothers had breast cancer. My cousin died of breast cancer. Breast cancer is like a terrible virus that keeps sweeping through my family. And like all viruses, you can’t get rid of them; they...
  • It's Yellow Ribbon Time -- NOW!

    05/15/2007 5:02:22 PM PDT · by varina davis · 6 replies · 502+ views
    self ^ | May 15, 2007 | Self
    It's time for every patriotric American to wrap their trees with yellow ribbons and send a message to terrorists and Washington that we support our troops. I have a yellow ribbon around my tree for my grandson in Baghdad, but I intend to display another one for our captured, wounded, and KIA troops and for those serving in all foreign lands, but particularly Iraq and Pakistan. I hope all Freepers will join me in sending this message of support. Please, let's beribbon as many trees in America as possible. Thank you all.
  • Military Ribbon Rack Builder

    08/14/2005 3:42:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 12,688+ views
    ArmyNationalGuard web site ^ | Aug 14, 2005 | SandRat
    For any who may be interested here is an excellent tool to help you keep your military award and service ribbons in the proper order. Ribbon Rack Builder
  • John Kerry's Silver Star

    12/16/2004 2:12:14 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 515+ views
    RIFLE WARRIOR.COM ^ | OCTOBER 28, 2004 | CRAIG ROBERTS
    I just read John Kerry's Silver Star citation and almost fell out of my chair. Having served at one time as an "awards and decorations officer", which is an additional duty assignment for staff officers, I know full well how these citations can be colored and worded to change an "oh no!" into a "attaboy." That is what happened with Kerry's situation. He probably would have been disciplined for endangering his boat and crew, but instead, because of his political connections, they gave him what is known as a "coverup award." One of the oldest tricks in the military book...
  • A Veteran with Home Movies of Vietnam?

    12/03/2004 8:52:21 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 24 replies · 1,243+ views
    INTELLECTUAL CONSERVATIVE.COM ^ | AUGUST 24, 2004 | James P. Szakmary, Lance Corporal, USMC
    A Vietnam veteran questions how Kerry can cavalierly parade his Vietnam experience, considering service in Vietnam was a nightmarish experience that still brings back unpleasant flashbacks. [Zak became an anti-Kerry activist following the DNC convention, and wrote this moving piece for Intellectual Conservative.com at that time.] At age 57, I still relive Viet Nam every day. How someone else who has been there could be so cavalier about the subject is beyond me. Ive never seen a home movie of Viet Nam before, until the Prince of Boston showed us his. This man, so proud of throwing his ribbons and...
  • Better ways to 'Support our troops' than ribbons stuck on a car( barf alert)

    11/19/2004 7:53:39 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 30 replies · 2,181+ views
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 11-19-04 | Ayer
    Magnetic ribbons of all colors, sizes and varieties are being attached to the tails of SUVs and compact cars alike, like so many dot-commers swarming to the deceiving stock market rise of the late '90s. In particular, the yellow and red, white and blue ribbons sporting the phrases "Support Our Troops" and "Freedom Isn't Free" have become as common as taillights.
  • OPEN LETTER TO SENATOR KERRY FROM A VETERAN

    10/23/2004 12:16:28 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 5 replies · 841+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | OCTOBER 24, 2004 | ROBERT BOWIE JOHNSON, JR.
    Open Letter to Senator Kerry From a Veteran Sunday, October 24, 2004 Dear Senator Kerry, I never met my uncle Will. He was a lieutenant in the Navy during World War II. He was killed in action on his PT boat in the Pacific. For his fatal wounds, he received the Purple Heart posthumously. The first-captain of my West Point class took a bullet through the heart while leading a South Vietnamese airborne battalion into combat. For this fatal wound, he was awarded the Purple Heart posthumously. My senior-year roommate at West Point became a tunnel rat. A booby trap...
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT CHARACTER, STUPID!

    10/20/2004 11:24:41 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 5 replies · 575+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | OCTOBER 20, 2004 | WHITE KNIGHT
    It's All About Character, Stupid! Written by the White Knight Wednesday, October 20, 2004 It is disingenuous for the media to characterize Kerry simply as an Antiwar Protestor. What Kerry did went far beyond protesting against the war -- Kerry supported the goals of the North Vietnamese. And, they honor him in their museums for his support to this day. George Mc Govern was a patriotic American against the war but McGovern didnt go to Paris 3 times and meet privately with high-ranking North Vietnamese leaders like Madame Binh. McGovern did not join Vietnam Veterans Against the War, a...
  • JOHN KERRY, A LIFETIME OF WASTED OPPORTUNITIES

    10/18/2004 9:19:11 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 10 replies · 697+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | OCTOBER 19, 2004 | MICHAEL ASHBURY
    John Kerry, a Lifetime of Wasted Opportunities Written by Michael Ashbury Tuesday, October 19, 2004 Unlike the average American, John Forbes Kerry was born into a family of wealth and privilege. His mother, Rosemary Forbes, was a French national, and heiress to the Forbes family fortune. Her father James Grant Forbes was born in Shanghai, China. Family members, including her father were leading opium dealers in China during the Opium War accumulating a considerable fortune. With support of the Forbes wealth, John Kerry had the opportunity of the finest education being trained at boarding schools in Switzerland and Massachusetts, including...
  • THE EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES

    10/10/2004 3:01:48 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 21 replies · 1,952+ views
    BRIAN TRACY.COM ^ | OCTOBER 7, 2004 | BRIAN TRACY
    The Emperor Has No Clothes By: Brian Tracy John Kerry is neither a war hero nor a patriot. It is about time that someone pointed out that the emperor has no clothes and that Americans are being presented with a false choice. If you read the newspapers long enough, a series of facts emerge that appear undeniable and irrefutable. But no one seems to want to connect the dots for fear of offending the powers that be in the national media, such as CBS. Here is what we know. First of all, Kerry did not volunteer for service in Vietnam....
  • REAL HEROES DON'T BOAST OR BRAG

    09/27/2004 12:19:28 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 18 replies · 1,205+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | SEPTEMBER 27, 2004 | RUSS VAUGHN
    Editor: I didnt write this piece but I salute the man who did. He has said exactly what so many veterans have been thinking for so long. When I returned from Nam, my roommate in the 82d Airborne was SSGT Charles B. Morris, awarded the Medal of Honor while serving with the 173rd Airborne in Vietnam. I know firsthand its true that warriors like Charley are tormented in their dreams and cry out in their sleep as they re-fight their battles; yes that I know from bunking with him. But one thing I never heard him do was boast. Not...
  • Kerry Medals

    08/31/2004 11:38:22 PM PDT · by Frumious Bandersnatch · 1 replies · 182+ views
    8/31/04 | Frumious Bandersnatch
    In the Kerry Edwards Dbunker page, there is a section devoted to Kerry's Vietnam protests. This page claims that it is right wing fiction that John Kerry lied about throwing his medals during a protest. Then, at the very end of the next paragraph, he admits that he never threw his medals. He only threw his ribbons. He also quotes Oliphant from the Boston Globe who was quite clear that about the fact that John Kerry never threw the medals. So, we get the situation where the Kerry campaign claims that it is a right wing lie that he never...
  • Pictures of Bush/Kerry w/ Ribbons

    08/30/2004 10:09:11 PM PDT · by wfu_deacons · 12 replies · 1,231+ views
    Me
    I saw a thread several days ago talking about GWB's ribbons and the documentation for them. It is a big topic of discussion on DU (the vitriolic rants on that board are unbelievable, many are in need of therapy). Could someone provide a link to the previous discussion and the picture in question? Also, does anyone have a good picture of Kerry and his ribbons? Thanks.
  • WHY BUSH MUST WIN

    07/24/2004 1:20:56 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 10 replies · 941+ views
    Personal email and Jewish World Review ^ | JULY 23, 2004 | ED KOCH & JEFF "MARIO" SMITH
    <p>While I disagree with you on just about every domestic issue a liberal could dream up, I strongly agree with your assertion that "Bush Must Win" if we are to continue to send the bin Ladens of this world crawling into their caves and spider-holes in the ground. Your comparison of the George Bush Doctrine to the Monroe and Truman Doctrines is fitting indeed. Thank you also for discussing the anti-American activities of the unconvicted manslaughter-criminal and Senator-for-life Ted "Chappaquiddick" Kennedy. That was refreshing to read coming from someone in the same political party. It is important that you know now that I am not a Republican, I am an Independent who believes political parties have stolen representative government from the people by voting party line instead of constituent line.</p>
  • Kerry, Politics and Vietnam - More than Medals vs. Ribbons

    06/24/2004 4:26:13 PM PDT · by Vetvoice · 9 replies · 281+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 6/24/04 | Stephen Sherman
    The 2004 Presidential race has re-focused the public's attention on the Vietnam War and its legacy. Many of the myths of the 1960s and 1970s have been revived as truths and these truths are now weapons in the political debate. Vietnam was a formative experience for me and for many of my comrades, including John Kerry. Im sure that this was not unique to the Vietnam War, but Vietnam veterans had to add to their military experience the impact of the distorted lens through which they were viewed both when they came home and later. False distortions of how...
  • Discarded Decorations (Flashback- Kerry's Medals/Ribbons)

    06/22/2004 5:30:44 AM PDT · by bitt · 4 replies · 1,180+ views
    ABCNews.com ^ | 4/26/04 | Brian Ross and Chris Vlasto
    Videotape Contradicts John Kerrys Own Statements Over Vietnam Medals Contradicting his statements as a candidate for president, Sen. John Kerry claimed in a 1971 television interview that he threw away as many as nine of his combat medals to protest the war in Vietnam.
  • The Logic or Ribbons and Medals - Part II

    05/07/2004 11:38:58 AM PDT · by TomEwall · 7 replies · 175+ views
    RCP ^ | 05/06/2004 | T. Bevan
    THE LOGIC OF RIBBONS AND MEDALS - PART II: Be warned, this is an extremely long post. But it's time to finish off the thought I started last Tuesday: why did John Kerry throw his ribbons in protest in 1971 but not his medals? Kerry's answer to this question - at least since 1984 - is that he didn't have time to go home and get them. That answer strikes me as two things: impossible to disprove and less than convincing. We know that from 1971 to 1984 Kerry clearly wanted people to believe he'd thrown his own medals. We...
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  • DFU SONG: I'm Not Lisa (Kerry sings -- they're not medals)

    04/26/2004 8:23:49 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 12 replies · 191+ views
    DFU SONG PARODIES | 4-2004 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - I'M NOT LISA They are ribbons...don't call them medals See this magnet...it won't work Both Ross and Gibson...set up an ambush They had made me look like a jerk Will you let me explain...no, I am not insane My explanation...will not be deceitful You saw on video...something from long ago The RNC...is employing Registered...Registered He's been messing with the film you saw...a quid pro quo They are ribbons...don't call them medals See this magnet...it won't work Both Ross and Gibson...set up an ambush They had made me look like a jerk They're not medals
  • Campus Remembers Attacks (Berkeley...Officials give out white ribbons, College repub. R/W/B ones)

    09/12/2003 11:41:30 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 6 replies · 263+ views
    Campus Remembers Attacks By TAMI ABDOLLAH, REGINA CHEN and CATHERINE HO Contributing Writers Friday, September 12, 2003 Amid uncertainty over the conflict in Iraq, UC Berkeley students paused with the rest of the nation yesterday to remember an event that has, for many, defined a new era of U.S. foreign relations. "As the memory of Sept. 11 fades, it's still important to realize how many millions of lives were affected not only at that moment, but also those who died as a consequence of those actions," said UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Berdahl. About 50 students, a smaller crowd than...
  • Protest at Fieldsboro NJ

    03/31/2003 11:00:55 AM PST · by AxeClinton · 9 replies · 490+ views
    Myself | 03/31/03 | Nat Broizman
    Dear Patriot: The City Council and Mayor of Fieldsboro, NJ have passed an ordinance making it illegal for residents and others to hang yellow ribbons in support of our brave troops on public property. This law has already been enforced against a woman who hung a small ribbon on a tree outside her liquor store. This is a petty partisan ploy by a Democrat Mayor and Democrat controlled City Council. Does anyone honestly believe that if ribbons were hung for AIDS victims or for innocent Muslims killed in Iraq that the City Council and Mayor would hastily pass such a...
  • Why Do We Put Up Yellow Ribbons During Wars?

    03/31/2003 12:13:32 AM PST · by Tamzee · 15 replies · 3,366+ views
    Straight Dope.com ^ | 3/23/03 | Cecil Adams
    Why Do We Put Up Yellow Ribbons During Wars? Yellow ribbons first emerged as a national symbol in January 1981, when they sprouted like weeds to welcome home the Americans held hostage in Iran. The whole thing was started by Penelope (Penne) Laingen, wife of Bruce Laingen, U.S. charge d'affaires in Teheran. Ms. Laingen says she was inspired by two things: (1) the song "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree," written in 1972 by Irwin Levine and Larry Brown and made famous by Tony Orlando and Dawn, and (2) the prior example of one Gail Magruder. Ms....