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Posted: 9/2/2004 6:08:31 PM EST
Welled up, wouldn't let 'em fall.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:11:33 PM EST

Originally Posted By Riotgun:
Welled up, wouldn't let 'em fall.



+1
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:12:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By JCKnife:

Originally Posted By Riotgun:
Welled up, wouldn't let 'em fall.



+1



+ 2
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:16:03 PM EST
Man if I was still on chemo Id be crying like a little school girl.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:16:46 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:17:35 PM EST

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:

Originally Posted By JCKnife:

Originally Posted By Riotgun:
Welled up, wouldn't let 'em fall.

+1

+ 2

+3
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:17:43 PM EST
I let 'em roll, boys. Tears of pride and joy are OK in my book.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:17:50 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/2/2004 6:18:18 PM EST by cnorton]
Bunch of sissies the whole lot of you!

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Very moving speech.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:17:51 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/2/2004 6:18:07 PM EST by Range_Officer]
+4

Get em George.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:19:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By GiggleSmith:

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:

Originally Posted By JCKnife:

Originally Posted By Riotgun:
Welled up, wouldn't let 'em fall.

+1

+ 2

+3



+5 and that is saying A LOT for me.

W himself was about to let them fall and he had to fight 'em back.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:20:35 PM EST
He got me.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:21:03 PM EST
I ain't saying.

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+6
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:21:51 PM EST
+7
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:22:53 PM EST
Sniff, Sniff, I sobbed with pride, the man DOES feel for our lost soldiers and veterens, what respect & honor from our Commander In Chief! God bless GWB!
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:24:28 PM EST
Fuck, I ain't ashamed to admit it.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:24:39 PM EST

And I have met with parents and wives and husbands who have received a folded flag, and said a final goodbye to a soldier they loved. I am awed that so many have used those meetings to say that I am in their prayers — to offer encouragement to me. Where does strength like that come from? How can people so burdened with sorrow also feel such pride? It is because they know their loved one was last seen doing good. Because they know that liberty was precious to the one they lost. And in those military families, I have seen the character of a great nation: decent, and idealistic, and strong.



I barely made it through this.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:25:10 PM EST
+8
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:25:29 PM EST

Originally Posted By Cypher214:

Originally Posted By GiggleSmith:

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:

Originally Posted By JCKnife:

Originally Posted By Riotgun:
Welled up, wouldn't let 'em fall.

+1

+ 2

+3



+5 and that is saying A LOT for me.

W himself was about to let them fall and he had to fight 'em back.


Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:34:41 PM EST

Originally Posted By MudBug:

And I have met with parents and wives and husbands who have received a folded flag, and said a final goodbye to a soldier they loved. I am awed that so many have used those meetings to say that I am in their prayers — to offer encouragement to me. Where does strength like that come from? How can people so burdened with sorrow also feel such pride? It is because they know their loved one was last seen doing good. Because they know that liberty was precious to the one they lost. And in those military families, I have seen the character of a great nation: decent, and idealistic, and strong.



I barely made it through this.



Me too.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:39:29 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:40:26 PM EST
None of it aroused much emotion in me.

Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:41:11 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:42:25 PM EST

Originally Posted By Red_Beard:
None of it aroused much emotion in me.




Then nothing decent will.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:46:05 PM EST

Originally Posted By RikWriter:

Originally Posted By Red_Beard:
None of it aroused much emotion in me.




Then nothing decent will.




Whatever man. I just don't get teary eyed or excited about stuff like this. Not personal enough I guess.

Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:46:55 PM EST

Originally Posted By Red_Beard:

Originally Posted By RikWriter:

Originally Posted By Red_Beard:
None of it aroused much emotion in me.




Then nothing decent will.




Whatever man. I just don't get teary eyed or excited about stuff like this. Not personal enough I guess.




I had friends and family in Iraq. It's very personal to me.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:47:38 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/2/2004 6:52:24 PM EST by TheCynic]

Originally Posted By Gloftoe:
Fuck, I ain't ashamed to admit it.



+1


eta:

They got me on Monday as well.

Talking about Flight 93 always gets
me. Something about common people
facing certain death brings out my
emotions.

Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:48:46 PM EST
Zell Miller got me.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:49:05 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:50:45 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/2/2004 6:51:09 PM EST by Red_Beard]

Originally Posted By RikWriter:

Originally Posted By Red_Beard:

Originally Posted By RikWriter:

Originally Posted By Red_Beard:
None of it aroused much emotion in me.




Then nothing decent will.




Whatever man. I just don't get teary eyed or excited about stuff like this. Not personal enough I guess.




I had friends and family in Iraq. It's very personal to me.




I have a couple friends and cousins over there too. I'm not poo pooing his speech or anything like that. Just saying that it didn't get me emotionally worked up. Mostly my reaction was just "glad to hear the man in charge thinks that way".

Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:55:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By Red_Beard:
I have a couple friends and cousins over there too. I'm not poo pooing his speech or anything like that. Just saying that it didn't get me emotionally worked up. Mostly my reaction was just "glad to hear the man in charge thinks that way".




Okay. I didn't mean to come across as harsh. As I get older though, since having kids and especially since my dad died, I tend to get emotional at the thought of kids left without a father. It always hits me hard.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:57:56 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 7:00:19 PM EST
For a man who's no orator, he did a damned fine job.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 7:18:19 PM EST
Got me.

The power went out and I missed a little - power came back on at 2128. Need to find the transcript right now.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 7:25:49 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/2/2004 7:26:50 PM EST by thebeekeeper1]
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 7:29:04 PM EST
Yea yea yea....he got me too.

Guess I'm not such a girly man now.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 7:32:13 PM EST
It definitely was moving. How can people say he sucks as a speaker? He may mispronounce some stuff, but the meaning always comes through. To me, that is honesty. And that's what we need. A moral compass and some honesty.

JMHO


Woody
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 1:22:20 PM EST

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:

Originally Posted By Backstop:
Got me.

The power went out and I missed a little - power came back on at 2128. Need to find the transcript right now.

It's been added to the first post of the long thread. BRB with link.

Edit: Link==www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=270330



Thank you...
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 1:39:14 PM EST
I was not crying, my eyeballs were sweating. When his eyes start watering and you can see the muscles in his face changing, i get emotional too! But it is like a moral shot in the arm for me as well, leaving me overflowing with courage and pride.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 1:42:14 PM EST
Arnold did the same thing and yes they both had me dabbing at something in my eyes.

+1
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 3:31:28 PM EST
...........Then John Kerry came out at midnight with his bs speech. He gave the same exact speech today in another part of Ohio. Lying about what the president said, about Kerry's record. He sure as hell isn't going to publicly address anything Zell Miller said at the convention, because it is true.

I'm tired of Ohio being a "battleground state". I can't watch network tv without seeing two Kerry adds in ten minutes...
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