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    Re: Vietnam Veterans

    You were let down by President Johnson who was complete idiot and let you all down, you lost the war in Vietnam because it was impossible to ever win, heroes led by donkeys.

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    Re: Vietnam Veterans

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Hell, yes. Ask any bouncer, bartender or cop about breaking up a fight between two women. They'd rather not have to get into the middle of it. LOL.

    In addition to other former cultures and nations Irish women often fought alongside Irish men.
    That's why I quickly quit a bouncer position at a college bar during my younger years. I saw a 5'2" or so 110 lb woman knock out a 6'4" 230 lb hockey player with one quick kick to head after he grabbed her butt. I wasn't going near her, quit on the spot. He was fast on the ice, not the bar floor. Well, his hands were fast, not much else.

    I've read some of the Irish mythology of warrior women, and where there is smoke, there is fire. I have no doubt some of those mythic Irish warrior women were very real. Boudica, who led the Irish against the Romans, was reputed to have been raven haired, but after reading about those women I made it personal policy to stay away from those beautiful red haired Irish maidens. I stopped at auburn. My first wife was raven haired and petite, but when enraged, I hid. She wasn't Irish.
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    Re: Vietnam Veterans

    Quote Originally Posted by OldFatGuy View Post
    That's why I quickly quit a bouncer position at a college bar during my younger years. I saw a 5'2" or so 110 lb woman knock out a 6'4" 230 lb hockey player with one quick kick to head after he grabbed her butt. I wasn't going near her, quit on the spot. He was fast on the ice, not the bar floor. Well, his hands were fast, not much else.

    I've read some of the Irish mythology of warrior women, and where there is smoke, there is fire. I have no doubt some of those mythic Irish warrior women were very real. Boudica, who led the Irish against the Romans, was reputed to have been raven haired, but after reading about those women I made it personal policy to stay away from those beautiful red haired Irish maidens. I stopped at auburn. My first wife was raven haired and petite, but when enraged, I hid. She wasn't Irish.
    Yeah, brother, you have to believe when the Irish warrior women thought the Irish men were dogging it during a fight they'd be steady in the men's **** in the moments when the ladies weren't slaying some suffering English or Roman bastard.

    I too had a relationship with a non-Irish red haired woman. It was dangerous 24/7.

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    I think they were singing about redheaded women. You could get accused of all kinds of stuff just waking up in the morning. Passionate women with a true love for life, but don't piss redheaded ladies off unless you've got a ticket on something smoking out of town soonest.








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    Re: [W:97] ***Vietnam Veterans

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Today walking out of Walmart I saw a guy sitting on a bench inside near the door. He was wearing a hat that identified him as a Vietnam Vet. I stopped and introduced myself and said, "Welcome home" as is sometimes or frequently said to Vietnam Vets because we didn't get much or any of that when we rotated back.

    He was a crusty old war dog who earned his chops up around Kontum, in the central highlands. As we sat and talked he still had wonder and amazement in his eyes. You can't fake that.

    He had pictures in his wallet he showed me.

    We shared war stories and laughed and sometimes just sat there for a while enjoying the company and a mutual understanding that didn't require words.

    I love old war dogs. God, they make me proud!

    It is difficult to know exactly how many of us are left. Best estimates are only a third of those who served are still living.

    Estimates are that between 9 and 12 million men falsely claim to be Vietnam Veterans when less than 3 million Americans served in Vietnam, less than 10 percent of the population during the Vietnam War.

    Next week will mark my 50th anniversary of having shipped over. It often seems like yesterday. It will be a huge week for me and I'm not sure how I feel about it.

    The old war dog I talked with told me how he had a difficult time coming home. He was excited and afraid to come back. Me too! He soon decided that he no longer fit in America and volunteered to go back. Me too.

    It never goes away. Sometimes you just miss the hell out of it and that scares the **** out of you. And then you dream about it or you meet some crusty old ****er sitting on a bench in Walmart and neither of you can stop talking about it.

    I remember reading once where in an interview someone asked a Vietnam Veteran when was the last time he was in Vietnam. The vet said, "Last night."
    Vietnam vets had the hardest time coming back, there was a generation who treated them like monsters and spit on them and called them baby killers, many of those vets never signed up but were drafted, and only did what they were told to do.

    When I came back from afghanistan on paid leave for two weeks, I always had people thanking me for my service, or my meals always paid for wherever I went. I finally asked one old man why and he said he was a vietnam vet, and society then treated him like a monster for fighting in a war he never wanted to fight, and he felt it right to treat the returning soldiers how he wished he was treated, with a welcome home rather that being demonized.

    I can easily see where that guy was coming from, going through hell, fighting a war that most did not approve of, and facing even more hell going home. For me I did not approve of many us conflicts but I signed up and did what I was told, but got gratitude I never asked for from people who never given any, but rather pain and rejection.
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    Re: Vietnam Veterans

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Yeah, brother, you have to believe when the Irish warrior women thought the Irish men were dogging it during a fight they'd be steady in the men's **** in the moments when the ladies weren't slaying some suffering English or Roman bastard.

    I too had a relationship with a non-Irish red haired woman. It was dangerous 24/7.

    When Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band said,

    "It's not what you look like, when you're doin' what you're doin'
    It's what you're doin' when you're doin' what you look like you're doin'!"

    I think they were singing about redheaded women. You could get accused of all kinds of stuff just waking up in the morning. Passionate women with a true love for life, but don't piss redheaded ladies off unless you've got a ticket on something smoking out of town soonest.
    And that was before the Viking influences.

    Great quote from Charles, but I'll add: It's what you're not doin' what she says you're doin', you're doin'! for those who didn't figure it out. Clarity.

    Passionate women make it all worthwhile.
    What kind of a man is a man who has not left this world a better place?

    No one is in control.

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