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Sat Jun 30, 2018, 08:53 AM

Well, my 15 year old son just headed off to protest!

I have Lupus, and I’ve been having a tough time of it lately, with the heat and photsensitivity. Then I got shingles which got infected (apparently common with chemo treatments) so I had to send him with my sister and her husband. I’m so proud of him, but also scared to death that I won’t be with him should anything go wrong. They were going to head out to Philly, but went to a smaller location here in NJ. My son is 6 foot 1. He’s adopted, and while we are waiting for his DNA results (because he’s curious), he definitely doesn’t look white. I don’t think I’m being irrational to think that a kid who looks like a black man may be in danger in Philadelphia. I never discouraged him, but went through everything that MIGHT protect him from racist riot police. I just wish I could be beside him. I would gladly give my life for his, but I think my sister would, too. But she’s a hothead at times, and doesn’t understand the fine line that other ethnicities have to walk.
Anyway, just wanted to blurt this all out I guess. He is an amazing kid and he’s the kind of person who can change the world. All I could do was help him make a sign and freeze water bottles last night! Wishing him change, luck, and peace today.
Thanks for letting me babble. I had tears watching them pull away...

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Reply Well, my 15 year old son just headed off to protest! (Original post)
Tucker08087 Jun 2018 OP
hlthe2b Jun 2018 #1
oasis Jun 2018 #2
Upthevibe Jun 2018 #3
BigmanPigman Jun 2018 #4
Tucker08087 Jun 2018 #6
Lint Head Jun 2018 #5
Tucker08087 Jun 2018 #7
MustLoveBeagles Jul 2018 #8
Tucker08087 Jul 2018 #9

Response to Tucker08087 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 09:06 AM

1. MSNBC will cover heavily... Already, AM Joy is...

probably CNN as well.

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Response to Tucker08087 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 09:32 AM

2. Thanks from me to your son, and to you for your inspirational support

of his efforts.

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Response to Tucker08087 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 09:32 AM

3. Good for him! And for you...

.....and Thank Goodness your sis and her hubby are with us. He sounds like a very together young man! I'm sorry to hear about your Lupus and other health issues It sounds like you were able to help by getting him ready. I'm about to start getting ready for my march in downtown Los Angeles.....

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Response to Tucker08087 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 09:44 AM

4. Philly is having protests all the time and there never have been any problems.

Don't forget that Phila is very blue with few RW nut jobs. There are tons of cops who have a Dem mayor too. I lived in Center City and at that time 40% of the population was not white so your son will fit right in. Relax and look forward to hearing all about it tonight when he comes home.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 01:30 PM

6. Yes, true!

All of my doctors (specialists) are in Philly) and I have come to really love it there. I’m from a very tiny town, so the traffic and horns honking used to make me nervous, but I have grown accustomed.

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Response to Tucker08087 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 11:23 AM

5. This is bringing tears to my eyes. Thank him for me! He has courage. And it's the right kind of

courage. Not the kind of courage it takes to believe the military lie that says, "You my son and lady have signed up for the greatest military in the world. The one who's budget and size is 800% bigger than all other military's combined. Now go and fight, or maybe die, to protect America's freedom! As your commanding officer I will demonstrate where to hit someone in the face that will make their eye's fall back into their sinus cavity. You can even hear then gurgling. Then you can use that young courage."
That is exactly what Special Forces recruit's are told.
Why do I know this? It ain't on the internet. Google? No. You have to actually witness it or be told first hand.

Your 15 year old son's more courageous than the kind it takes to pull a trigger. He has the kind that says. "We need to stop pulling triggers and start pulling together to rescue our democratic, republic government." He is actually the one, along with many others who are fighting for freedom and protecting our country.

Sorry to be so long winded. I do get very passionate about this.

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Response to Lint Head (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 01:47 PM

7. Thank you!

Yes! I am very proud of him. This will be his third protest, and he’s still angry with himself for not being in the women’s march, although he did see it. He went on a trip to the inauguration which was paid for before the actual election, and was still in DC to watch the women’s march. I love it when someone tries to say that the media didn’t show the crowd when it was “full.” He rolls his eyes the way only a teen can do and says, “I was there. The section before us was empty, so we moved up. Then it happened again. We kept moving up until we were practically in the VIP section and, trust me, we weren’t VIPs.” Most of the time, the person tries again, and he asks, “Were you there?” Of course, they were not. “Believe what you want, but I was there. It was pretty empty. Now the WOMEN’s MARCH, THAT was something! People for MILES!”
So far, I haven’t seen a head explode, but I’m pretty sure I’ve seen smoke!

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Response to Tucker08087 (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2018, 09:23 AM

8. Good for him

I sounds like you're raising a fine young man. How did things go at the protest? I'm sorry to read about your health problems. This extreme heat makes even minor ailments worse.

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Response to MustLoveBeagles (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 1, 2018, 08:06 PM

9. He said it was great!

Extremely hot but very well attended.

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