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    Re: Is it acceptable to BBQ on Memorial Day?

    [QUOTE=shrubnose;1064655480]
    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post



    If you're not a petty, partisan, loser, then there's not one on this planet.

    You constantly post comments opposing President Obama but when have you ever offered any reasonable ideas?

    With you, it's all about opposing the Black guy in the White House.

    If that upsets you then all that I'm going to say is that maybe, just maybe, you need to adjust your attitude just a little. You are way out of touch with most Americans.

    Obama will be in the White House until another Democrat takes his place in 2017.

    Wait and see.

    If you don't think so, that's just more evidence that you're out of touch.

    Come back and tell me all about it after the election next year.




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    Re: Is it acceptable to BBQ on Memorial Day?

    I think you should do whatever the heck you want to.

    These soldiers died to preserve America. And America is supposed to be about Freedom...freedom of expression and speech and to do whatever you want to that does not directly hurt others.

    If that means a BBQ or fireworks or silence...it's TOTALLY up to you and anyone who says otherwise is acting 'un-American' and trying to force you to conform to their will; and probably using patriotism as the justification.

    Do whatever you want to and if someone tries to force you to do otherwise (assuming you are not hurting them directly)? Tell them 'I am American and I am free to do and act and say what I wish...that is what the soldiers died to protect'. If they keep bugging you...tell them to buzz off.
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    Re: Is it acceptable to BBQ on Memorial Day?

    Quote Originally Posted by EMNofSeattle View Post
    I don't think the two are mutually exclusive
    I can't put it any better so I will shamelessly copy this sensible remark.

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    Re: Is it acceptable to BBQ on Memorial Day?

    Depressing that this thread turned into "Oh you hate the black man in the White House".

    To answer the OP, people should be free to celebrate a national holiday and a 3-day weekend as they choose without being made to feel guilty in any way.
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    Re: Is it acceptable to BBQ on Memorial Day?

    Sunday night my wife and I were at the memorial day concert on the mall. That was after visiting the vietnam wall, where i would take my dad every year before he passed.

    The national memorial day concert is one of those things you have to see at least once.....

    We also visited the new memorial dedicated to the wounded.....spectacular

    To me, a veteran, the day is about what is important in our country.....and it isnt something you can buy

    And the men and women who laid it on on the line so that we can share the freedoms we have

    Monday we BBQ'ed and had a picnic at a local park, and enjoyed a spectacular day

    To me it doesnt matter how, or even if you celebrate memorial day.....

    For those of you who do, hopefully you thought about the same types of things i did.....

    Held those close to you.....and whispered a little prayer for the fallen......

    And were proud to be part of the red, white, and blue
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    Re: Is it acceptable to BBQ on Memorial Day?

    [QUOTE=shrubnose;1064657157]
    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post



    If you're not a petty, partisan, loser, then there's not one on this planet.

    You constantly post comments opposing President Obama but when have you ever offered any reasonable ideas?

    With you, it's all about opposing the Black guy in the White House.

    If that upsets you then all that I'm going to say is that maybe, just maybe, you need to adjust your attitude just a little. You are way out of touch with most Americans.

    Obama will be in the White House until another Democrat takes his place in 2017.

    Wait and see.

    If you don't think so, that's just more evidence that you're out of touch.

    Come back and tell me all about it after the election next year.




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    Talking to yourself?



    Cuz...otherwise...that would be a personal attack. You and your personal attacks. Why you so mad?

    Funny how often folk like you attribute ANY critique of the democrats to an attack on "the black man".

    Your tears continue to water my garden. It's going to be a bumper crop this year!

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    Re: Is it acceptable to BBQ on Memorial Day?

    Had the kids and grandkids over yesterday - ribs on the grill which were amazing. Then we went to the park and my five year old grandson asked what the day was and why it was so special. So I explained just a bit about we honor the people that made the country great so he and I could have the great day we were having and all the other people in the park as well. I soft pedaled the death and dying thing as I feel he was not yet ready for that. But he seemed to get it.

    So yeah - grilling and chilling is fine as long as we don't forget the real purpose of it all.
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    Re: Is it acceptable to BBQ on Memorial Day?

    Those near and dear to me who served and died are long gone. There are some who's loss is more immediate though, and in that sense Obama could've been a little more circumspect in releasing such a photo. I have no objection to the president enjoying some ice cream - I like it too - but perhaps he could've been more sensitive about what the moment means to some. That's about it. Otherwise, I hope everybody had a good weekend and took a few minutes to consider who made it possible, including the president. I'm hopeful he did, and didn't just go through the motions.

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    Re: Is it acceptable to BBQ on Memorial Day?

    I have never been able to think of the day as one of mourning; I have never quite been able to feel that half-masted flags were appropriate on Decoration Day. I have rather felt that the flag should be at the peak, because those whose dying we commemorate rejoiced in seeing it where their valor placed it. We honor them in a joyous, thankful, triumphant commemoration of what they did.
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    Re: Is it acceptable to BBQ on Memorial Day?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Memorial Day is to honor our fallen soldiers. And we should do that, absolutely. But, is it acceptable to BBQ on Memorial Day, or should we spend the day in deep thought and solemn remembrance?
    Of course it is. What a silly question.

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