Ma Deuce Gunner

Ma Deuce Gunner


Thursday, June 16, 2005

The RAGE in me BOILS

Bubblehead, a blogger from Boise, ID, covered the dispicable actions of the Phelps family at the funeral and memorial service for CPL. Carrie French.

The Stupid Shall Be Punished: "The Friend of my Enemy..."

I stood and saluted as her flag draped casket was loaded onto a C-130 for her journey home. I watched her -- no -- my comrades give her final honors as only fellows in arms can. To see this angers me, sickens me, and hurts me.

I can't even write right now...


At 10:24 AM, Blogger Mom said...

I feel this too. I try not to judge, how can you not when people are this hateful?
I sent him an e-mail and posted it to my spot. I would "love" to get an answer in return...

At 2:32 PM, Anonymous MDG's sis said...

My goodness. I followed some links and ultimately found what the Phelps family is on about... I had NO IDEA such people existed.

I'm sickened; no, saddened.

...and, thankful to Carrie French and her family for their sacrifice.

At 3:20 PM, Blogger Michael said...

There are some sick people over here just like over there.
Stay safe.

At 3:20 PM, Blogger Sgt. B. said...

*thumps a hand on yer shoulder, Brother Gunner*

Yeah, saying that the twerp is a sick bastard is an understatement, and it's hard to try to shoe horn his and his sickening clan into a slot in the totem pole... Don't even try... He'll get his, someday...

On the other hand, the local folks did well by Cpl. French, and she was accorded great honor, continuing the path that you fellers started her on...

Rest easy your heart, Brother, and remember that there are far more folks who love and support you war-fighters...

Put it out of your mind.

Stay safe, and get home in one piece - we need to get together, swill beer and tell each other how great we are (and recharge that ol' Army vs. Marine rivalry thing - but if yer heart's not into it, we can do the mutual admiration thing just as easy!!!)

Semper Fi, Brother, keep the faith,

At 4:18 PM, Blogger Subsunk said...


Son, remember who she was and what she did for you guys. Forget about Mr. Phelps. Her family is supported by your thoughts and the comfort you guys have provided through your actions. Just forget about the wingnuts, stay on your target, breathe deeply, and press on to complete your mission.

We are all proud of you guys and of Carrie French. We just want you to keep your head in the game, and do your duty as best you can.

Can't wait to hear more from you. Remember, your picture is on the piano, son. Drive on.


At 2:55 AM, Blogger Yankee Tech in Germany said...

Ma Deuce

just keep one thing in mind, that for every tard like this punk, there are 15 or not 100 good men and women that will stand up with your. I will keep the French and friends of the families in my prayers for the next while.

You can talk about us, but you dont talk with out us :p

At 7:57 PM, Anonymous OhioWoodsman said...

Let me tell you this, son: a Navy swabbie, who had been around the world three times, told me this: "You know, if you could count the grains of sand on all the beaches of the world; you'd come up with a finite number, as awesome as it might be. But, all of each of those grains, if each grain was a century of time, are still countable. INFINITY IS NOT COUNTABLE.

But heroes, like Carrie French, now spend an ETERNITY IN PARADISE with her heavenly Father. Forever. She loved us and America. Those hateful creeps dishonoring her and her funeral--we know where they are going. FLAMES AND TORMENT FOR-EVER. Separation from Truth and Light. They will spend more time than all the stinking grains of sand on all the beaches in the world. AN INFINITY OF TORMENT. Think about it." Thanks, swabbie.

At 1:42 PM, Blogger FbL said...

We blog readers/commenters spend a lot of time celebrating how blogs give a true picture of what's really going on "on the ground" and educate the civilians who read. But reading the comments here I was reminded of another function that seems almost as important...

Through a blog the soldier on the "front lines" has direct and IMMEDIATE contact with a huge variety of fellow warriors who have "been there, done that" and know exactly how to support/encourage the blogger when he needs it.

Whether it's new vets discussiing watermelon (see below), or wise and grizzled "old soldiers" offering comfort and strength, it's communication available immediate to the need, and so I imagine it's priceless to the soldier on the ground.

Btw, MDG... Please don't worry. There are so many vets and civilians who are taking care of things at home. Nutcases are a fact of life, but their numbers fade to insignificance next to the millions who love and actively support all of you.

At 4:37 PM, Blogger Chevy Rose said...

I agree with Beth, don't bother with the nut cases. They get their two minutes of fame and then slither back under a rock.
We support you and trust you to get this job done.
God bless and stay safe.

At 7:04 AM, Blogger AFSister said...

I've been sickened by it too- I've known about the planned (and carried out) protest for nearly a week now, and I just couldn't believe it. STILL can't believe it. I stood up at our church Saturday night and related the story to our congregation- they too were stunned. And none of them had heard about the story, either. I'm not sure if this is a good thing or not, because I know Phelps was looking for anti-war sympathizing press coverage, but all he really got was anti-Phelps Support our Soldiers blog coverage.

I hope you know (and I'm sure you do, but it's worth repeating) that he's an asshat of the first degree, does not know the same God I do, does not represent the church I love, and does not represent the feelings of 99.99% of Americans.

At 4:17 PM, Blogger filkertom said...

Just so you know... I got here from other blogs, and I haven't even checked out the rest of yours to find out your views on things.

They don't matter. Not today, not for this.

For what it's worth, I'm a progrssive-leftie nutbar folk-rocker. I disagree with Bush & Co. on just about everything, very strongly. And, just as strongly, I support our troops, and want them to come home safe.

While I have not been in the Armed Forces and cannot know all of your pain at the loss of Carrie French, I know we share some. And I grieve with you at the loss, and I try to figure out what is going through Phelps' mind.

Take care, and come home in one piece.

At 11:17 AM, Blogger Michael said...


Thank you for your support. Difference of opinion or not, you are a patriot, and only want to see the best for our country, although what we think is the best may vary. That is what makes our country great.


At 12:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I was appalled to learn that Mr. Phelps had again returned to the Treasure Valley. Phelps' visit has left a stain on what was to be a time to honor a fallen soldier. My heart goes out to the family and friends of Carrie French, and to the soldiers serving in Iraq and abroad.

I've read the posts to your comments and am pleased to hear that others are educating themselves about Phelps and his organization. He has spread hate in Idaho before, and he needs to know that he, his organization, and his cronies are NOT welcome here.

That said, I ask that you consider the rage that boils within yourself when he (Phelps) returns to Idaho. You are in a position to use that rage and to ACT. Inaction speaks as loudly as action. I do not speak of violence, as it is not appropriate in this venue (as it may be in a combat zone), but rather of supporting communities and speaking tolerance--Not hate.

Stay safe,
A Friend in Idaho

At 7:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I was around in the early 70's when the same type of crap was going on. Now we see that the crazies from that era are mostly gone with a few still haning on (like Phelps). But rest assured the "gene pool" is getting smaller and smaller.

Keep safe,
former Army medic


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