People Are Officially Done With John Kelly After His 'Absurd' Civil War Comments

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  1. canaryinthemine

    canaryinthemine Retirement....The Job I Was Born To Have!

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    I don't need a picture, Brother...........I will presume you're old enough to be beyond "fabrication" age.

    I had rather an unhealthy fascination with the Civil War in my early teens. Read everything I could get my hands on. Living within a couple hundred miles of Gettysburg and Antietam didn't help.......
     
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  2. jimmy g

    jimmy g Kook

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    Kennard-Dale HS, Fawn Grove, Pa. 40 miles from Baltimore, 60 miles from Philadelphia. Some of my Amish neighbors drove horse and buggies. I was king of Delta Elementary School's 6th grade fair in 66. The last fair. I'm the last King!!!

    I almost enlisted i n the USAF. My neighbor had just returned, Army 2nd Cav. Lost part of his hand to napalm. Told me to sit still, that Uncle Sam knew ehere i was if he needed me. Classmates enlisted and went to Okinawa. They stopped the active draft that year.
     
  3. canaryinthemine

    canaryinthemine Retirement....The Job I Was Born To Have!

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    On the other end of the state. Close to ABFer.......

    Yeah.......even though they ended the draft, I wasn’t going to graduate the regular way, so my parents were more than happy to sign me in to the military while I was 17.

    By the time I made it to basic training, though, I was 18.

    Congrats on the Last King! If we were classmates in 6th grade, you wouldn’t have had to worry about any competition from me.......I was a little more suited for the class clown title........or “Student voted most likely...to be the least likely...”. Something like that......
     
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    jimmy g Kook

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    Careful how you phrase that. I said something slightly similar and was threatened with a permanent ban for outing. Even without mentioning any names... All I did was say I passed thru a certain town.
     
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  5. jimmy g

    jimmy g Kook

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    wife's brother did the same, but the Marines. Two weeks on the ground, KIA, going to save the guys trapped at Khe Sanh.

    https://marines.togetherweserved.co...pp?cmd=ShadowBoxProfile&type=Person&ID=124839

    Her bro in law escorted the body home. Her other brother had just returned home.
     
  6. canaryinthemine

    canaryinthemine Retirement....The Job I Was Born To Have!

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    Man! That is truly terrible........So many young, honorable people......

    I spent my entire tour of duty stateside in 3 different bases, ending up at Hurlburt Field, Fort Walton Beach, Fla. near Elgin Air Base. Biggest battle I fought in was with the Shore Patrol in New Orleans during Mardi Gras.....

    I didn’t realize until years later how incredibly lucky I was. All I can say is that I’m a better Legionnaire than I was a soldier........
     
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  7. canaryinthemine

    canaryinthemine Retirement....The Job I Was Born To Have!

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    Ahh........I will. I ain’t too concerned about myself. I’ve pretty much identified myself to anyone passing through our terminal who gets on the ABF board...
     
  8. Northern Flash

    Northern Flash Piss on our Flag, get a boycott against you.

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    Slavery gets the most attention for the reason for the Civil War, but it's not even close to the only reason. Someone on talk radio was covering this stuff last night.
    Lincoln was willing to keep slavery if it meant that the states would stay together. But the South refused the offer. They wanted their independence.
     
  9. Northern Flash

    Northern Flash Piss on our Flag, get a boycott against you.

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    They were better off than I will be with my Teamster Pension. And I have more years in the Teamsters than the length of time that the civil war lasted.:order:

    :6817:

    :off topic:
     
  10. Magoo

    Magoo You don't have to be Einstein to figure it out

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    Yeah your right your :censored: :idunno:ed man
     
  11. Magoo

    Magoo You don't have to be Einstein to figure it out

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    They got it to didn't they
     
  12. Magoo

    Magoo You don't have to be Einstein to figure it out

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    Now I know what half of Pennsylvanian to plant the bomb
    Jimmy was the white kid in school with the fro and hair pic
     
  13. Northern Flash

    Northern Flash Piss on our Flag, get a boycott against you.

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    No. That was Jimmy Walker that you are think of.
    :afro:
    :biglaugh:
     
  14. jimmy g

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    Actually, my hair was too wavy to 'Fro. I tried. Wish I had a picture i could post.
     
  15. jimmy g

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    I'm not in Pa, except sometimes visiting my 95 yr old Mom. Don't hurt Her- she's innocent. I still remember her at only 5'4"- waving her finger up at me: "Now, Jimmy!"
     
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  16. Magoo

    Magoo You don't have to be Einstein to figure it out

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    Not your dear old Mom
    Should have listened to Mom.
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