MERRY CHRISTMAS, ONE AND ALL!
Merry Christmas, every one of you. God bless and keep ye, in all ye do, and may you have a happy new year!
Emails from Soldiers
As part of a program through some organizations I am in, I have been exchanging some emails with some of our men and women fighting in the war in Iraq. I have encouraged them to read this blog and WMD and also given examples of some of the "other" blogs out there.
Well, I recently heard that someone (the notorious chubby, uber rich but supposedly friend of the working man, Michael Moore) was getting letters from soldiers decrying the war. He posted a few quotes from them on his website, then he rambled along about class theory right from Marx (george Bush and his rich cronies being in control, etc.) and more of the same crap we have heard from the Dims and Libs since the late 1960s and through the 70s and 80s, on to today. They cannot fight on the results, so they have to bring class warfare, and use the same arguments they used to create discord with the soldiers in Vietnam--ie that the poor are the ones "forced" to fight the war for the rich. Well, Mr. Moore, you may be right that more poor folks enlist in the armed forces. But why do they do it? THEY VOLUNTEER TO SERVE THEIR COUNTRY. Unlike you, who seem to only care about causing discord wherever you go, like Columbine ( I have talked to survivors of Columbine who hate what you did with Bowling for Columbine and how you turned their sad tragedy into propaganda), these brave men and women volunteered. And why did they do so? They did not get scholarships to film school or such as you did, they want a better education so they enlist and get it....to do what? To better themselves. Unlike you, who has all the money in the world, but yet discusses rich Bush and his cronies not doing anything, when I never see you out there giving, only assaulting. Mr. Moore, you are disgraceful for using the soldiers as propaganda, but since you fired a shot, I must respond.
Out of the 300 or so emails I have received from soldiers, and I communicate with roughly 10-15, not the 'thousands' you are probably claiming to get, none have said anything untoward about the war. In fact, most have said we are doing the right thing and feel pride for serving their nation, especially in the wake of 9/11. Mr. Moore, you are a disgraceful, twofaced, socialist panderer, and your films are the stuff of drink coasters. You are a disgrace to filmmaking, and to call yourself investigative is a joke, unless you consider the British tabloids truly investigative and fair. You make me ill.
In the comments I get about WMD and this blog from soldiers, all have expressed appreciation and thanks, but I do not post them because none are necessary. It is US here in the states who need to thank them, constantly, for all they do. Unlike you, who manipulate stats and the distribution of poor to wealthy in the military, these men and women defend us regardless of race or creed, as long as we are Americans. See, they are not classist or elitist like you and the liberal hamster lapdogs who constantly cite your drivel. They do not act all lower class but drive expensive vehicles, or make millions but try to pass themselves off as common "everymen", as you do Mr. Moore. They are not liars, as you are, Mr. Moore. They are not manipulators and twisters of circumstance out to make a buck, Mr. Moore, as you are.
They do not hide behind "freedom of dissent" while trying to smear a president and create a socialist agenda, Mr. Moore. They do not hide dislike of something behind supposed love of dissent and debate. Mr. Moore, if you hate this country so much and want to find another one, please leave. We would be so much better off without you. Make sure to take some of the hamsters with you.
You will not succeed in your attempt to cause class distrust between soldiers, etc. Your kind have tried before, through Hanoi Jane, Tokyo Rose, Baghdad Bob, Lenin, Ho Chi Minh, Pol Pot, Stalin, and others. You will not succeed. And it is shameful of you to attempt to divide our soldiers so during this crucial time and war they are facing. But, you libs really don't care....you only want your own socialist utopian nightmare, at all costs...... You will use any tactic, invoke any lamebrain theory, tell any bit of rhetoric, seek to destroy morale by any means, just because as usual you are on the wrong side of history.....you make me heave.
The toe/foot thing continues to hamper my walking and movement, but I persevere. I am going to see a doctor after the Christmas holiday, and I will be taking more time to sit than go out and play the usual touch/tackle football with the family. There seems to have been some minor improvement, but it comes and goes.
Remembering Patricia Hurst
My friend Jason's mom passed away this past Saturday. Her name was Patricia Hurst. Her visitation was last night and her funeral was today. I went to both. Jason, his brother and sister, all of them are handling it well. The grandchildren are being troopers. Frank, the father, is the one I worry about most. He lost it today during the funeral. I can only imagine what it would be like to lose your lifelong love...My prayers are with you, Frank.
Mrs. Hurst, I did not know her well, except through our contacts at the Cincy Gardens or at hockey events. However, I could tell a lot about her. She always had a smile on her face and a kind word. She was always concerned about me, and she came out to watch me get hammered in roller hockey, sometimes even when Jason was not there or playing. She was always asking about me and my life, and was totally sweet. She had a great twinkle in her eye, especially when she laughed, pulled a joke, or said something sly. She was wiser than she often let on, with a kind of quiet wisdom. She was one of those people we all take for granted who come through our lives, except when they are no longer there. She died suddenly, supposedly of heart failure. Well, it must have been just the valve, because her heart was as big as Texas, and she cared for everyone. She was a sweet lady whom I will miss seeing and enjoying her giggles and her laughs as we swapped stories. Patti, Godspeed. We miss you. God, you have an extra angel up there, take good care of her.
More Good News
My friend Otto got some decent news. They will not have to do the drastic procedure they were talking about--at least not yet. They are going to try medication. Friends, continue to hold him up in prayer. Maybe our prayers are paying off with this latest news. Keep it up.
More Prayers Needed
My friend Jack's daughter lost her father-in-law. Pray for the family. Also, Jack is travelling with the family from Wisconsin to Ohio for the holidays, and things are very hectic.
Please pray for our country and her leaders. Pray for those travelling.
Just had the first of several family get togethers, with a relative who has consistently been less than supportive, and who has a very poor view of things involving me. Well, he and his wife got divorced, but now are living together again, which was AWKWARD, to say the least. Not to mention that half of the usual suspects decided not to show for the festivities, or that things just didn't look right. So, it was a four Advil day. Tomorrow, I get to visit with most of my cousins on my mom's side, and I am looking forward to it. I love these cousins, especially since I grew up with most of them. I love my cousins on my dad's side, but they are much younger than me, so the kinship is not really there, per se. And, I do not see them that much. So, tomorrow will be great to see my cuzzes again. But, that goes with the headache of the constant: "hey you find a permanent teaching gig?" "When you gonna find a girl and settle down?" "Are you ever gonna have kids?" questions I get all the time. Sheesh, talk about nosy. But, I project only a 2 Advil day....not including medicine to stave off the pain in my foot.
Again, Merry Christmas...
God bless you and keep you. Behold, tonight we remember those tidings of great joy, that unto us in the city of David was born a Savior, who is the Christ, and who still lives today. Let us hold Jesus in our heart ever more.....and hold His promises for us and gifts for us close to us, as they are worth more than anything under our trees. Tell someone you love them, hold someone close, because we do not know the number of our days.
Merry Christmas, and to my Jewish friends, Happy Hanukkah! God bless!!!!