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Sun Sep 27, 2020, 12:42 AM

Got my Vietnam commemorative lapel pin with a "proclamation" by SHITLER - ripped it like the Speaker

Besides the *fifty years* of "appreciation," it took an extra six months to get it from my Blue Dog congresscritter. I first heard there was such a pin over six months ago when the real Dem in the district next-door was in the news delivering the pins over there. So because of turf, had to get mine under the special graces of *my* critter. Leaving out the copious details besides the first quarantine, my status contacts with the staffer became a sort of virtual friendship, with all the postponements - no, the pin could NOT be mailed or picked up at the local office by me, had to give the critter his veterans photo op.

Well, finally the ceremonial delivery was held with all options of drive-through with masks, in-person with masks, streaming video, or snail mail of the pin. I chose snail mail.

Well, I thought the mailing could happen anytime but no, it had to be AFTER the ceremony. Fine. So I thought 2-3 days arrival, *no*!1 The staffer said there was a delay in getting "the package" together (huh?) so would be a week or so.

Well, I was expecting just the lapel pin, but no, here arrived a letter from the congresscritter under separate cover, plus a large plastic envelop containing not only the tiny pin, but a letter sized vinyl holder with a certificate and some kind of other letter-sized commemoration deal. Fine.

I was focused on the pin and that the certificate left off my middle initial and only glanced at the other letter-sized deal, and went to do chores. Later, I looked things over again and something CAUGHT MY EYE: A *scrawl* at the bottom of the letter thing. My mind ZOOMED to those obnoxious signing photo-ops with SHITLER scrawling himself ridiculously, and screwing my eyes to check it, sure enough, it was a "proclamation from the potus" with his freaking scrawl at the bottom.

Besides the revulsion of HIM in everything about him, it was an insult that Poor Little Bone Spurs had the gall to send a piece of toilet paper to me. I immediately removed it from the holder and will rip it up after showing it to people like Speaker PELOSI with his so-called state of the union thing. Am going to tell the staffer. Feast your eyes:







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Reply Got my Vietnam commemorative lapel pin with a "proclamation" by SHITLER - ripped it like the Speaker (Original post)
UTUSN Sep 2020 OP
dweller Sep 2020 #1
UTUSN Sep 2020 #2
denbot Sep 2020 #9
SeattleVet Sep 2020 #3
UTUSN Sep 2020 #4
TreasonousBastard Sep 2020 #5
UTUSN Sep 2020 #6
sprinkleeninow Sep 2020 #7
sprinkleeninow Sep 2020 #8
UTUSN Sep 2020 #10
sprinkleeninow Sep 2020 #14
UTUSN Sep 2020 #11
JustABozoOnThisBus Sep 2020 #12
pwb Sep 2020 #13
sprinkleeninow Sep 2020 #15

Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Sun Sep 27, 2020, 12:50 AM

1. jeez ...

and you can't even be there in person

to flip hm off
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Response to dweller (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 27, 2020, 12:55 AM

2. Would you visit me in Gitmo?

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Response to UTUSN (Reply #2)

Sun Sep 27, 2020, 03:37 AM

9. Hell yeah..

Even though you didnít ask me..

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Sun Sep 27, 2020, 12:57 AM

3. I got mine at an event at the Museum of Flight in Seattle...

last year when they dedicated a restored B-52 at the airpark. There was a letter with it, and I was very pleased to see that it had President Obama's signature. Glad I was able to get some of the 'old stock' before they screwed it up and let him scrawl all over it.

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Response to SeattleVet (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 27, 2020, 01:08 AM

4. Congrats, comrade, and lucky you! Last year, eh/hmmm.

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Sun Sep 27, 2020, 01:29 AM

5. First I heard of this. Looked it up, and it seems you can pick one up at any Army base...

you can get in to. Sell 'em at the PX and give 'em away at ceremonies.

Went to mu congresscritter's site and there's nothing at all about them. Not that I want anything signed by him or Trump.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #5)

Sun Sep 27, 2020, 01:40 AM

6. Well, all I wanted was the pin, but the congresscritter had to have his photo op with vets.

We all know that medals and ribbons can be bought at tons of military bases, surplus stores, and internet outlets (some non-vet DUers were shocked to hear it years ago), but I thought I had heard that this pin could only be distributed personally or via government mailing. Guess not.






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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Sun Sep 27, 2020, 03:01 AM

7. ...

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Sun Sep 27, 2020, 03:07 AM

8. "Eight bells and all is well."

'Anchors Aweigh'

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Reply #8)

Sun Sep 27, 2020, 10:21 AM

10. Now all that's left to get is the pic of the Mid Watch thingy...

As can be seen I'm a patient dude...






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Response to UTUSN (Reply #10)

Sun Sep 27, 2020, 01:33 PM

14. Some could be envious of the thing we may or not have.

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Sun Sep 27, 2020, 10:58 AM

11. My letter to the staffer:

Subject/Title: Just to let my Rep know)

(Name), keeping in contact for status over the past six months of the Vietnam lapel pin was like a virtual friendship, and my thanks for your getting the job done are sincere. But what are (virtual) friends for if we don't say the real stuff? So here goes:

So, just letting you know that after I focused on the pin itself, it dawned on me that the "Proclamation" included was from TRUMP with his scrawl on it. I removed it from the materials and will give it the Speaker PELOSI treatment of the State of the Union paper. I realize that it's a formality like having the picture of whoever the president is at Federal facilities.

We military when on active duty are not political, but I'm a veteran civilian now, and am a total, life-long Democratic member. I'm happy so far that Congressman (Name) has been saying the Democratic things and voting that way. Keep it up. Thanks again.






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Response to UTUSN (Reply #11)

Sun Sep 27, 2020, 11:06 AM

12. Re-apply for this in six months.

There'll be a new president, a more acceptable signature.



Bozo, Army, '66-'68, nowhere near Vietnam.

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Sun Sep 27, 2020, 11:14 AM

13. That makes up for him calling us losers and suckers?

Pass.

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Response to pwb (Reply #13)

Sun Sep 27, 2020, 01:38 PM

15. If the debate goes forward,

hope his staff is supplied with enuff loperamide inventory...🥴

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