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Re: “Why I Ran (UNEDITED TRANSCRIPT)

Hmmmm. Y'know, I usually enjoy Ms. Daigle's articles so I can't help but wonder how such an intelligent and thoughtful woman could let herself be completely snowed by this self-important, gutless turd. There are over 5,000 men and women in Boise who have actually been to Iraq and could give her far more accurate accounts of life in the Army. Long depends upon the reader's general ignorance of day-to-day military operations to evoke sympathy for his "plight" by wrapping himself in a cloak of "innocence and morality", the very same things he claims the Army took from him...whatever. The fact is you can't join the military WITHOUT declaring your conscientious objector status on both the initial contract and the security clearance worksheet, so the whole "I didn't know" plea is a big, steamy pile. Also, the Army doesn't hand out Dishonorable Discharges or send people to Fort Leavenworth prison for anything less than an index crime. Long is trying to be a "s**thouse lawyer", usually sub-standard soldiers to begin with, by thinking up fictional, grandiose punishments (sent to Iraq, no court or trial, death penalty, etc.) that would be imposed so he can appear to be so "courageous for standing up for his beliefs" and not falling on his sword. Meh. MOST deserters get a General Discharge with no jail time, they're back just long enough to do the paperwork and be chaptered out. Doesn't matter if you're against the war or support it, Long simply used it as an excuse to do something he would have done anyway: abandon those he gave his so-called "oath" to defend; everyone who reads this paper, everyone who wants to be free to say whatever or worship whoever or live however they want. His Canadian wife better keep him on an extremely short leash since he's already set a pattern of misconduct and proven that his oaths are completely worthless. How could you trust someone who has already shown that his vows are a joke? To R.L: As you go through your sheltered little life in your sheltered little town, take a moment to mourn your meek existence, and be sure to enjoy your freedom, courtesy of us "mindless trolls".

Posted by 1SG Noah Edney on 05/21/2006 at 10:30 PM

Re: “Why I Ran

Hmmmm. Y'know, I usually enjoy Ms. Daigle's articles so I can't help but wonder how such an intelligent and thoughtful woman could let herself be completely snowed by this self-important, gutless turd. There are over 5,000 men and women in Boise who have actually been to Iraq and could give her far more accurate accounts of life in the Army. Long depends upon the reader's general ignorance of day-to-day military operations to evoke sympathy for his "plight" by wrapping himself in a cloak of "innocence and morality", the very same things he claims the Army took from him...whatever. The fact is you can't join the military WITHOUT declaring your conscientious objector status on both the initial contract and the security clearance worksheet, so the whole "I didn't know" plea is a big, steamy pile. Also, the Army doesn't hand out Dishonorable Discharges or send people to Fort Leavenworth prison for anything less than an index crime. Long is trying to be a "s**thouse lawyer", usually sub-standard soldiers to begin with, by thinking up fictional, grandiose punishments (sent to Iraq, no court or trial, death penalty, etc.) that would be imposed so he can appear to be so "courageous for standing up for his beliefs" and not falling on his sword. Meh. MOST deserters get a General Discharge with no jail time, they're back just long enough to do the paperwork and be chaptered out. Doesn't matter if you're against the war or support it, Long simply used it as an excuse to do something he would have done anyway: abandon those he gave his so-called "oath" to defend: everyone who reads this paper, everyone who wants to be free to say whatever or worship whoever or live however they want. His Canadian wife better keep him on an extremely short leash since he's already set a pattern of misconduct and proven that his oaths are completely worthless. How could you trust someone who has already shown that his vows are a joke? To R.L: As you go through your sheltered little life in your sheltered little town, take a moment to mourn your meek existence, and be sure to enjoy your freedom, courtesy of us "mindless trolls".

Posted by 1SG Noah Edney on 05/21/2006 at 1:19 AM

Re: “Crossing the Highway

Poor, poor little BL. Not only is he unforgivably bigoted, hopelessly uneducated and frighteningly ignorant, but possessed of an insatiable need to vomit his hatred on a compassionate and honorable man. You "claim" to work for the construction industry and with "ACHD employees everyday" in a flaccid attempt at lending your moronic tirade some credibility...nice try, junior. Stick to reading the Statesman. I've known Jo- excuse me, Emilie for over 30 years as well as his family and friends and she is without a doubt one of the most dedicated public servants in Boise. Not only working at ACHD for over three decades but volunteering her time playing drums and bagpipes with the Boise Highlanders for over 10 years as well as a charter member of the Boise Police Department Bagpipers rendering final honors to fallen officers and Soldiers. Your claim that Emilie has threatened lawsuits and is using county insurance for her medical bills is just another example of empty-headed assumption and is, at best, slanderous. Frankly, I'm pleasantly surprised you had enough neurons firing to enable you to mash your ham-fists against the keyboard long enough to create something legible. From the start Emilie has encouraged people to talk to her about their opinions surrounding her change- yes, even at the risk of losing long-time friends and being deeply hurt by their words and reactions. Better that than snide water cooler comments and vicious rumor-mongering. By the way, had you bothered to actually ever speak to her, she would have proudly told you that she is funding her medical bills and surgery herself. Turned ACHD into a laughing stock?! To whom, your Klan buddies? Nobody is saying you have to accept what she is doing or even like it(God knows I'm still struggling with it), but get the facts before you show your ass to anyone who reads your half-wit ramblings. Cheers!

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Posted by 1SG Noah Edney on 08/31/2005 at 6:23 PM

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