War Nostalgia Is Leading Veterans to Places Like Syria. One Went Missing There. – The Daily Beast

War Nostalgia Is Leading Veterans to Places Like Syria. One Went Missing There. – The Daily Beast.

This is a very well written and eye opening article–j

There isn’t a day goes by i don’t wish to be back in the heat, wearing kit, and praying someone would give us a reason, or something would explode, somewhere, anywhere. I miss combat and combat zones i miss the freedom and the clear sense of purpose. As I check myself weekly back into why i don’t go anymore, it helps to know there are others who feel the same, and maybe we need a support group, or a chatroom or our own space in the VFW?  I miss it and i miss those friends, but today, reading about someone else and their desire to return, or having made it back, is enough.–j

The right to choose

You have the right to choose a partner, the right to choose your job, political party and gynecologist. More importantly you have the right to be as educated as you want or do not want to be. The Internet allows us to learn most anything we want, for free and only some of which will get the NSA to become more interested in your name.

But our most important choice we have in life is to admit when we are wrong.

 

Cover of "Liar Liar [HD DVD]"

Cover of Liar Liar [HD DVD]

This admission frees us from guilt, responsibility, and the burden of living with the truth of being wrong hanging over our heads.

 

the truth shall set you free. Someone said it once long before I wrote this, and it still holds true today.

 

look at what you think you stand for or believe in and if you don’t really believe it or stand for it anymore, admit you’re wrong, change your mind, and find your soul.

 

 

 

 

 

I didn’t write it, but I sure like it.

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

Flag of the United States of America

Flag of the United States of America (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Washington, DC 20500

Mr. Obama:
I have had it with you and your administration, sir. Your conduct on your recent trip overseas has convinced me that you are not an adequate representative of the United States of America collectively or of me personally.

You are so obsessed with appeasing the Europeans and the Muslim world that you have abdicated the responsibilities of the President of the United States of America . You are responsible to the citizens of the United States . You are not responsible to the peoples of any other country on earth.

I personally resent that you go around the world apologizing for the United States telling Europeans that we are arrogant and do not care about their status in the world. Sir, what do you think the First World War and the Second World War were all about if not the consideration of the peoples of Europe ? Are you brain dead? What do you think the Marshall Plan was all about? Do you not understand or know the history of the 20th century?

Where do you get off telling a Muslim country that the United States does not consider itself a Christian country? Have you not read the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution of the United States ? This country was founded on Judeo-Christian ethics and the principles governing this country, at least until you came along, come directly from this heritage. Do you not understand this?

Your bowing to the king of Saudi Arabia is an affront to all Americans. Our President does not bow down to anyone, let alone the king of Saudi Arabia …. You didn’t show Great Britain , our best and one of our oldest allies, the respect they deserve yet you bow down to the king of Saudi Arabia .. How dare you, sir! How dare you!

You can’t find the time to visit the graves of our greatest generation because you don’t want to offend the Germans but make time to visit a mosque in Turkey …… You offended our dead and every veteran when you give the Germans more respect than the people who saved the German people from themselves. What’s the matter with you? I am convinced that you and the members of your administration have the historical and intellectual depth of a mud puddle and should be ashamed of yourselves, all of you.

You are so self-righteously offended by the big bankers and the American automobile manufacturers yet do nothing about the real thieves in this situation, Mr. Dodd, Mr. Frank, Franklin Raines, Jamie Gorelic, the Fannie Mae bonuses, and the Freddie Mac bonuses. What do you intend to do about them? Anything? I seriously doubt it.

What about the U.S. House members passing out $9.1 million in bonuses to their staff members on top of the $2.5 million in automatic pay raises that lawmakers gave themselves? I understand the average House aide got a 17% bonus. I took a 5% cut in my pay to save jobs with my employer. You haven’t said anything about that. Who authorized that? I surely didn’t!
Executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be receiving $210 million in bonuses over an eighteen-month period, that’s $45 million more than the AIG bonuses. In fact, Fannie and Freddie executives have already been awarded $51 million not a bad take. Who authorized that and why haven’t you expressed your outrage at this group who are largely responsible for the economic mess we have right now?

I resent that you take me and my fellow citizens as brain-dead and not caring about what you idiots do. We are watching what you are doing and we are getting increasingly fed up with all of you.

I also want you to know that I personally find just about everything you do and say to be offensive to every one of my sensibilities. I promise you that I will work tirelessly to see that you do not get a chance to spend two terms destroying my beautiful country.

Sincerely,
Every real American

The blue umbrella

The blue umbrella, is a short film about an Umbrella that has everything in the world working for him, but the wind.

English: Opened umbrella

English: Opened umbrella (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

the rain works for him to be out and aware of his surroundings, the signs work for him to be put next to the one he should be with, and the world gave him the chance to be found on a bad day.

The wind blew and blew to keep him away from where he should be but karma was to strong, and when he needed help the most his fate came to the rescue.

today the California supreme became the signs and the rain to put people together as they were meant to be,

and I don’t care.

I don’t care because Stephanie is my friend, Matthew is my brother-in-law,  Charlie and Tricia are my cousins and Elgin is my Auntie,

I only care they are happy, and now they can share the umbrella stand with their red umbrella partners.

Robert Heinlein wrote of a time in the future when men and woman are equal, that berthing spaces and military job assignments are equally shared regardless of risk, or preference, because those two things are what they are.

You can no more remove risk from walking down the street than you can change Chick-fil-A’s choice to be closed on Sundays. you can only move forward

today fate stepped in to stop the wind, and regardless of my choices, preferences or personal beliefs, tomorrow will still happen, wind will still blow, rain will still fall

and the blue umbrellas can be happy.

Umbrella