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2012-10-10 04:45:20 PM
Executive Mansion,
Washington, Nov. 21, 1864.

Dear Madam,

I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle. I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,
A. Lincoln
 
2012-10-10 04:47:57 PM
And?
 
2012-10-10 04:53:44 PM
Big farking deal. If the president hand wrote every letter to fallen soldier's families, people would be crying that all he's doing is writing letters to fallen soldier's families.
 
2012-10-10 04:57:43 PM

Aarontology: And?


Obama should hand-write and hand-deliver each letter.

And he should take the late-soldier's spouse into his harem, and raise the children as his own.

And the family of the deceased will receive a hale and hearty donkey, or an Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme for their child's service.
 
2012-10-10 05:00:12 PM

Shostie: Aarontology: And?

Obama should hand-write and hand-deliver each letter.

And he should take the late-soldier's spouse into his harem, and raise the children as his own.

And the family of the deceased will receive a hale and hearty donkey, or an Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme for their child's service.


Raise the children as his own?

Someone not of Obama's seed cannot take the throne!
 
2012-10-10 05:03:50 PM

Aarontology: Shostie: Aarontology: And?

Obama should hand-write and hand-deliver each letter.

And he should take the late-soldier's spouse into his harem, and raise the children as his own.

And the family of the deceased will receive a hale and hearty donkey, or an Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme for their child's service.

Raise the children as his own?

Someone not of Obama's seed cannot take the throne!


He chops off the left-ring finger of those children so they cannot marry. One who is not wed cannot become president-king.
 
2012-10-10 05:07:21 PM

Shostie: He chops off the left-ring finger of those children so they cannot marry. One who is not wed cannot become president-king.


I don't think that's enough. They should be turned into Eunuchs and be used as White House staffers.
 
2012-10-10 05:17:05 PM

Shostie: Aarontology: And?

Obama should hand-write and hand-deliver each letter.

And he should take the late-soldier's spouse into his harem, and raise the children as his own.

And the family of the deceased will receive a hale and hearty donkey, or an Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme for their child's service.


Looks like President Cheapass couldn't spring for an Olds 88 Royale, huh?
 
2012-10-10 05:20:04 PM
You know, I got a very nice form letter from Bill Clinton when I transferred from active service to the Fleet Reserve. I took it home and spooged all over it like a fat chick's blue dress.
 
2012-10-10 05:43:16 PM
I remember when Democrats were complaining about this under Dubya. Turnabout's fair play, I suppose. Frankly, all y'all should just shut up.
 
2012-10-10 05:45:44 PM
My dad died in '05. Got a condolences letter 'from' George Bush. I'm going to to go out on a limb here and guess that (a) it's a form letter and (b) he didn't sign it personally.

This is my outrage:   .
 
2012-10-10 05:52:27 PM
that's weird it did post my comment just my cut and paste.

I went on to say that for the Civil War to WWII we went from this to a telegram. You think in modern times the President has time to write each and every family?
 
2012-10-10 06:02:19 PM
The president who sent them to war should have to sign these letters.
 
2012-10-10 06:08:11 PM

Aarontology: And?


After all, how many of these has he had to write. We hardly read about the body counts. I suppose playing golf takes all his letter writing time.
 
2012-10-10 06:29:43 PM

Ricardo Klement: I remember when Democrats were complaining about this under Dubya.


I don't.
 
2012-10-10 06:38:55 PM

Gecko Gingrich: Ricardo Klement: I remember when Democrats were complaining about this under Dubya.

I don't.


http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all& a ddress=102x258896
 
2012-10-10 06:45:23 PM

Ricardo Klement: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all& a ddress=102x258896


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2012-10-10 06:52:35 PM
This is really going to get ugly, this campaign. All my Republic friends are in a tizzy over the administration "lying" about the Libya attack. They say it is much worse than Mitt's "alleged" lies in a debate.

I will see a Facebook status about this form letter thing soon, probably within 24 hours from one of my knucklehead Republic friends.
 
2012-10-10 06:56:05 PM

EnviroDude: We hardly read about the body counts.


Because the media is so liberal!
 
2012-10-10 07:12:02 PM

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Did he actually cite DU as proof of anything? DU is the hellhole of the left, it's like FR, though without the racism.
 
2012-10-10 07:32:51 PM
This is a repeat. Guess the Republicans are going through what didn't stick and throwing it at the wall again.
 
2012-10-10 07:51:48 PM

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Did he actually cite DU as proof of anything? DU is the hellhole of the left, it's like FR, though without the racism.


Are you saying that if I ask for examples of conservative racism, FR is off-limits as a cite?

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Search for it in Google, it probably has a cache.
 
2012-10-10 08:05:38 PM
Yes, every other president has sat down and written and individual letter, each one with different wording and thoughts, to every service member who has died in war.

I mean, what else does a president have to do? It's not like he/she doesn't have all the time in the world to sit down and come up with something different to say thousands of times.

If I were ever killed in action, I would hope that my president would spend more time in actually focusing on the war and stopping other people from dying than spending that same time coming up with something new to say to my family.
 
2012-10-10 08:18:19 PM

Old_Chief_Scott: You know, I got a very nice form letter from Bill Clinton when I transferred from active service to the Fleet Reserve. I took it home and spooged all over it like a fat chick's blue dress.


We really did not need to know that.
 
2012-10-10 08:24:22 PM
ODS. Devastating the right since November 4th (about 10 PM EST) 2008. Won't you please think of the Republicans!
 
2012-10-10 08:26:39 PM

Ricardo Klement: Gecko Gingrich: Ricardo Klement: I remember when Democrats were complaining about this under Dubya.

I don't.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all& a ddress=102x258896


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Fark throws spaces into URL's like this. Copy, paste, remove the extraneous spaces and it works. What also works is the link button (3rd from the right up above this space). If Ricardo did it right you could have followed a nice simple link like this Link 

You could even name the link whatever you want. Ricardo Klement doesn't know how to do links
 
2012-10-10 08:31:29 PM
BTW, I think both sides (Obama haters now, Bush haters then) are full of it. The President doesn't have the time to sit there and write letters to the families of every American killed in combat. Could you imagine if Johnson or Nixon had to do that? They would have done nothing else but write condolence letters all day long.
 
2012-10-10 08:36:37 PM
The only thing offensive is that ego-centric signature. Even Trump and Oprah think that's over the top.
 
2012-10-10 08:41:36 PM

Snuffybud: BTW, I think both sides (Obama haters now, Bush haters then) are full of it. The President doesn't have the time to sit there and write letters to the families of every American killed in combat. Could you imagine if Johnson or Nixon had to do that? They would have done nothing else but write condolence letters all day long.


Perhaps that would have told them something that defense briefings don't quite communicate.

I do think there should be a system where someone closer to the fallen soldier helps write the letter with someone in the executive branch, which the President signs as part of a "we" who sends the letter, and the president should have to sign each and every one personally, if for nothing else than to make sure he knows and feels each and every death, no matter who is in office.

I am a big Romney supporter, and I plan to hold him to the same standard. It's not about Obama, it's about what the families of our service members deserve.
 
2012-10-10 08:57:51 PM
If the president had to write every death notice, Bush would STILL be in the White House with a comically oversized "IN" pile on the desk.
 
2012-10-10 09:01:56 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Executive Mansion,
Washington, Nov. 21, 1864.

Dear Madam,

I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle. I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,
A. Lincoln


He wasn't known for being a great orator, but when it came to stirring the soul with words, he had no equal.
 
2012-10-10 09:02:05 PM
Funny, he hand wrote me a condolence letter and I'm not even dead. He went into really graphic detail, so he must really like me.
 
2012-10-10 09:03:15 PM

doglover: If the president had to write every death notice, Bush would STILL be in the White House with a comically oversized "IN" pile on the desk.


Actually, Obama has twice as many deaths in Afghanistan in his three and a half years than in 8 years of Bush.


"By September 2012, the total number passed 2,000.[5] More than two-thirds of those deaths have occurred since the American military presence in Afghanistan was doubled under President Barack Obama in 2009."
 
2012-10-10 09:03:37 PM

Makh: Funny, he hand wrote me a condolence letter and I'm not even dead. He went into really graphic detail, so he must really like me.


Have you forgotten about Obama's time machine?

You're doomed.
 
2012-10-10 09:13:02 PM

hetheeme: Snuffybud: BTW, I think both sides (Obama haters now, Bush haters then) are full of it. The President doesn't have the time to sit there and write letters to the families of every American killed in combat. Could you imagine if Johnson or Nixon had to do that? They would have done nothing else but write condolence letters all day long.

Perhaps that would have told them something that defense briefings don't quite communicate.

I do think there should be a system where someone closer to the fallen soldier helps write the letter with someone in the executive branch, which the President signs as part of a "we" who sends the letter, and the president should have to sign each and every one personally, if for nothing else than to make sure he knows and feels each and every death, no matter who is in office.

I am a big Romney supporter, and I plan to hold him to the same standard. It's not about Obama, it's about what the families of our service members deserve.


I hate to say it but that's a ridiculous stance. Would you have wanted FDR to sign a letter for every death during WW2? All 405,000 of them? That's an average of 275 letters a day, 2 every minute for 8 hours a day. Eisenhower to sign one for every death in Korea? Only 36,000 there. My nephew is a Lt. in the 101st Airborne. He wrote the letter to the parents of the soldier killed while under his command. I wouldn't expect the President to be spending his day signing letters to each and every family. He's supposed to have better things to do than that.
 
2012-10-10 09:15:58 PM

doglover: If the president had to write every death notice, Bush would STILL be in the White House with a comically oversized "IN" pile on the desk.


Actually, Bush did send a personal letter to every family of a fallen soldier
 
2012-10-10 09:18:35 PM

DesertDemonWY: doglover: If the president had to write every death notice, Bush would STILL be in the White House with a comically oversized "IN" pile on the desk.

Actually, Bush did send a personal letter to every family of a fallen soldier


Says the Moonie Times.
 
2012-10-10 09:18:37 PM

hetheeme: doglover: If the president had to write every death notice, Bush would STILL be in the White House with a comically oversized "IN" pile on the desk.

Actually, Obama has twice as many deaths in Afghanistan in his three and a half years than in 8 years of Bush.


"By September 2012, the total number passed 2,000.[5] More than two-thirds of those deaths have occurred since the American military presence in Afghanistan was doubled under President Barack Obama in 2009."

As of May 29, 2012, according to the U.S. Department of Defense casualty website, there were 4,409 total deaths (including both killed in action and non-hostile) and 31,928 wounded in action (WIA) as a result of Operation Iraqi Freedom.[44] As a part of Operation New Dawn, which was initiated on September 1, 2010, there were 66 total deaths (including KIA and non-hostile) and 301 WIA. See the references for a breakdown of the wounded, injured, ill, those returned to duty (RTD), those requiring medical air transport, non-hostile-related medical air transports, non-hostile injuries, diseases, or other medical reasons.[44][45][46][47][48]


Link

Scuttle back under your little bridge.
 
2012-10-10 09:22:20 PM

Snuffybud: hetheeme: Snuffybud: BTW, I think both sides (Obama haters now, Bush haters then) are full of it. The President doesn't have the time to sit there and write letters to the families of every American killed in combat. Could you imagine if Johnson or Nixon had to do that? They would have done nothing else but write condolence letters all day long.

Perhaps that would have told them something that defense briefings don't quite communicate.

I do think there should be a system where someone closer to the fallen soldier helps write the letter with someone in the executive branch, which the President signs as part of a "we" who sends the letter, and the president should have to sign each and every one personally, if for nothing else than to make sure he knows and feels each and every death, no matter who is in office.

I am a big Romney supporter, and I plan to hold him to the same standard. It's not about Obama, it's about what the families of our service members deserve.

I hate to say it but that's a ridiculous stance. Would you have wanted FDR to sign a letter for every death during WW2? All 405,000 of them? That's an average of 275 letters a day, 2 every minute for 8 hours a day. Eisenhower to sign one for every death in Korea? Only 36,000 there. My nephew is a Lt. in the 101st Airborne. He wrote the letter to the parents of the soldier killed while under his command. I wouldn't expect the President to be spending his day signing letters to each and every family. He's supposed to have better things to do than that.


When the attitude of the administration is that they have "better things to do" than to even sign a letter to the families of those killed in wars they lead, there is something very wrong with how they think of their place within our society.

/ 275/day, could be signed in an hour or so, and i guarantee that time would not be wasted, it has the function of focusing their mind on the things that really matter, a perspective that many leader should have to see repeatedly.
 
2012-10-10 09:29:32 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Executive Mansion,
Washington, Nov. 21, 1864.

Dear Madam,

I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle. I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,
A. Lincoln


Here to ensure this was posted,

Thank you.
 
2012-10-10 09:33:39 PM

Snuffybud: Fark throws spaces into URL's like this. Copy, paste, remove the extraneous spaces and it works. What also works is the link button (3rd from the right up above this space). If Ricardo did it right you could have followed a nice simple link like this Link 

You could even name the link whatever you want. Ricardo Klement doesn't know how to do links


It's not so much that I don't know how to do them so much as I was really just disinterested and lazy to prove something trivial.
 
2012-10-10 09:34:03 PM

EnviroDude: Aarontology: And?

After all, how many of these has he had to write. We hardly read about the body counts. I suppose playing golf takes all his letter writing time.


After the amount of vacation time Bush took during office you REALLY want to go there?
 
2012-10-10 09:36:19 PM

hetheeme: Snuffybud: hetheeme: Snuffybud: BTW, I think both sides (Obama haters now, Bush haters then) are full of it. The President doesn't have the time to sit there and write letters to the families of every American killed in combat. Could you imagine if Johnson or Nixon had to do that? They would have done nothing else but write condolence letters all day long.

Perhaps that would have told them something that defense briefings don't quite communicate.

I do think there should be a system where someone closer to the fallen soldier helps write the letter with someone in the executive branch, which the President signs as part of a "we" who sends the letter, and the president should have to sign each and every one personally, if for nothing else than to make sure he knows and feels each and every death, no matter who is in office.

I am a big Romney supporter, and I plan to hold him to the same standard. It's not about Obama, it's about what the families of our service members deserve.

I hate to say it but that's a ridiculous stance. Would you have wanted FDR to sign a letter for every death during WW2? All 405,000 of them? That's an average of 275 letters a day, 2 every minute for 8 hours a day. Eisenhower to sign one for every death in Korea? Only 36,000 there. My nephew is a Lt. in the 101st Airborne. He wrote the letter to the parents of the soldier killed while under his command. I wouldn't expect the President to be spending his day signing letters to each and every family. He's supposed to have better things to do than that.

When the attitude of the administration is that they have "better things to do" than to even sign a letter to the families of those killed in wars they lead, there is something very wrong with how they think of their place within our society.

/ 275/day, could be signed in an hour or so, and i guarantee that time would not be wasted, it has the function of focusing their mind on the things that really matter, a perspective that many ...


An hour or so? 275 a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year? You are being ridiculous. Even if the President tried to do something like this it would turn into arm exercises, not condolences to the family. GW has been accused of using an auto-pen to sign all those condolence letters, Rummy even admitted that he used one to sign his letters of condolence. What would you want as the parent of a fallen soldier? Some auto-penned letter or a letter written by the commander on the scene. Do you really think that Romney would find the time to sign individual letters if he were elected? Yeah, right.
 
2012-10-10 09:40:47 PM

fusillade762: EnviroDude: Aarontology: And?

After all, how many of these has he had to write. We hardly read about the body counts. I suppose playing golf takes all his letter writing time.

After the amount of vacation time Bush took during office you REALLY want to go there?


It's Eviro Dude. He'd cut off his own head just to go against the grain of the current thread. His political position is "The opposite of the Weeners I read."
 
2012-10-10 09:45:48 PM
Obviously, there are people here whose children haven't died in service to our country.

If you have, my heart goes out to you.

If not, STFU.
 
2012-10-10 09:46:49 PM

EnviroDude: Aarontology: And?

After all, how many of these has he had to write. We hardly read about the body counts. I suppose playing golf takes all his letter writing time.


What do you get out of all this trolling? I'm not being funny, I honestly want to know.
 
2012-10-10 09:48:59 PM

Mugato: EnviroDude: Aarontology: And?

After all, how many of these has he had to write. We hardly read about the body counts. I suppose playing golf takes all his letter writing time.

What do you get out of all this trolling? I'm not being funny, I honestly want to know.


Presumably attention, which you are giving him.
 
2012-10-10 09:49:15 PM
Heh heh, I forgot about the filter.
 
2012-10-10 10:42:56 PM

Richard Saunders: Obviously, there are people here whose children haven't died in service to our country.

If you have, my heart goes out to you.

If not, STFU.


Yeah, because only they that sacrifice the fruit of their loins shall be permitted to have an opinion.
Or something. *eyeroll*
 
2012-10-10 10:48:45 PM

hetheeme: doglover: If the president had to write every death notice, Bush would STILL be in the White House with a comically oversized "IN" pile on the desk.

Actually, Obama has twice as many deaths in Afghanistan in his three and a half years than in 8 years of Bush.


"By September 2012, the total number passed 2,000.[5] More than two-thirds of those deaths have occurred since the American military presence in Afghanistan was doubled under President Barack Obama in 2009."


And if Bush had done his job and finished the war in Afghanistan instead of adventuring in Iraq, maybe many of those soldiers would still be alive.
 
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