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Mon May 27, 2019, 12:25 AM

I gotta say, I'm very distraught this Memorial Day weekend.

Watching Trump and his minions destroy everything good about this nation has me absolutely devastated. Iím thinking of my grandpa, who fought the fascists in WWII and how he must be rolling in his grave at whatís happening to this country. I just try and keep my faith that congressional Democrats are doing all they can and are getting all their ducks in a row before we can impeach the asshole. I have to believe that justice will eventually prevail.

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Reply I gotta say, I'm very distraught this Memorial Day weekend. (Original post)
Turin_C3PO May 2019 OP
Grasswire2 May 2019 #1
Timewas May 2019 #2
blue cat May 2019 #3
Bluepinky May 2019 #4
SHRED May 2019 #5
MustLoveBeagles May 2019 #6
Billy Ray Joe Bob. May 2019 #7
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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 12:30 AM

1. I'm very glad he was out of country this weekend. nt

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 01:04 AM

2. I agree

I lost my dad in wwII, this asshats cuddling up to nazis is a complete travesty and a slap in the face to all of us who lost loved ones in the war to defeat them...

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 01:06 AM

3. me too

It made it especially bad hearing Sarah Sanders and co defend trumps comments against Biden. Iím a real Debbie downer about it all.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 01:13 AM

4. I have been distraught since he took over the country.

Over the last two years, Iíve lost some of my faith in the country and many of its citizens. Itís hard to believe how far weíve fallen. Bush Jr was pretty bad too but nothing like this guy.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 01:14 AM

5. My Dad volunteered for WWII

 

He died a Limbaugh fan but even this shit I'm certain would be far too much for him.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 01:25 AM

6. I'm glad both sets of grandparents and my mother didn't live to see this

They ranged from very liberal to conservative, but I doubt any of them would be happy with what's going on right now. Both my grandfather's fought in WW2. My maternal grandfather was in the German Army but not by choice. He hated Hitler with a passion and had great admiration for Americans. He came to the US in 1953 with his wife and three young children and they became naturalized citizens in the late 50's. They had three more after they came here. Seeing the current state of this country would've broken his heart. I think the world has lost its damn mind.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 03:52 AM

7. Nazis

 

My father was proud to kill Nazis in WW2 and It was our government policy and should be again. I'm glad he is not here to see how far America has fallen. Many of his friends died fighting facism and now we have a president that says some Nazis are fine people. I grit my teeth. Fuck.

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Response to Billy Ray Joe Bob. (Reply #7)

Mon May 27, 2019, 08:34 AM

8. Wow. My father and three uncles served in WWII (both fronts) and were proud to do so.

They would NEVER say they were "proud to kill Nazis (or anyone)"... I am certain they did, but it was part of their duty and killing is not something they would freely discuss--especially so cavalierly. They would be highly offended at referring to their service in that way.

While I agree with your points that they would be deeply distressed at an American President defending authoritarianism, racism, fascism and yes, Nazis, I felt the need to address your earlier reference on their behalf and that of many like-minded of their generation. They served with honor and distinction--and humility--but never losing their humanity.

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