More Thoughts ~
I took a break from packing yesterday, sat down with my laptop and clicked on some blogs that I usually read daily (when I’m not in the middle of putting my entire house in boxes), some milblogs, some political. I found myself getting angrier and angrier with every post I read. The posts weren’t in any way out of the ordinary ~ posts on the latest activities from Boots on the Ground, some good, some bad; posts about the political front, some good, some bad, mostly bad; posts about the media’s reporting on the war, all bad. (They can report about a massacre that never happened, but not on one that is verified and documented.)
Answer is gearing up for another onslaught on American values.
The woman who will not be named is back in the news. (Guess it’s hard to see everyone else get the attention.)
And the candidates for the office of the Presidency are wasting the time of you and me with their backstabbing, mudslinging and total disconnect from the reality of the state of this country and the war we’re involved in.
I hate politicians and all they stand for ~ which is basically themselves.
I read about the Muslims who are determined to kill as many people as possible all in the name of their Allah. I read about all the politicians around the globe that are spewing nonsense about not offending these bastards that want to kill us ~ and they’re serious!!!
I just couldn’t take anymore, so I turned off the computer and the TV (I multi-task – it’s my wiring. Thank god my DH is the same way or we’d have serious problems. lol)
My thoughts had gone toward the dark side. I was thinking how we should just bring our guys and gals home and as soon as they were on US soil, send in the bombers and just take care of the problem once and for all. Have a big, a$$-whooping do-over. Then take home all our toys from all the bases we have around the world and tell the unappreciative people around the world, “fine, you don’t like us…then you take care of yourselves from here on in.” Hell, we could fix everything that needs fixing here in the U.S. of A. with the money we would no longer be spending on the rest of the world. And then some.
Next we would kick the UN out of our country. They don’t like us either.
I’m so tired of the appeasers. I’m so tired of the politicians talking out of both sides of their mouths. I’m so tired of car bombs, homicide bombers, our troops getting fired at, blown up and killed. I’m so tired of listening to the c@%p coming out of the anti-everything-good-and-American useful idiots. I’m so tired of Muslims whining about being offended about everything but not doing one gotdam thing to counter the murderers in their BS “religion of peace”.
You see, I went to a 4th of July parade in a nearby town (no, it wasn’t in Santa Cruz. God forbid! We don’t need no steenkin’ patriotic nonsense here!) and watched the people who had come show very little enthusiasm. No one around us even stood when the Color Guard went by. Mary Kay and I were on our feet curbside. No one was applauding or whooping and ahollerin’ as the floats went by. So we were as loud as we could be, waving and yelling out to the people who had taken the time and energy to participate in celebrating our country’s Independence. We made sure all the recruiters who were in the parade knew we were there. We were having such a great time, calling out to them and waving our little flags.
We did finally get some folks to join in.
And that’s not all. I have a story that’s so appropriate for this holiday. This past Monday, the movers came with all the stuff from Ned’s Mom’s house that he wants to take to VA. Ned comes in and tells me that one of the moving guys is from Russia. P and his family left their home when the Berlin wall came down. You see, P is Jewish and things were a bit dicey in those days for Jews. They went to Israel and P did two years in the Israeli Army. After he got out of the Army, he came to America legally and became a citizen. He’s now married (I’m not sure if he married his wife in Israel or here) and wants to go into the Army Reserves, knowing full well he could be deployed. His wife is also thinking about joining.
(I gave him Soldiers Angels t-shirts and pins and thanked him for his service past, in Israel and future service here. He was a bit non-plussed, but accepted my hug gracefully – lol)
So, after these two experiences this past week and reading about all the BS from all the useful idiots in this country, I’ve become more than a little bit cranky. It doesn’t change ~ week in and week out. Even with all the criticism from around the country, the media is still reporting things that may or may not have happened, putting the worst light on it all. The politicians are still disconnected and seem determined to stay that way. The people around here continue to buy into the vitriolic lies about our military and the war.
I’m thinking I might just need a break for a bit and put my focus on each box I pack bringing me closer to Virginia and standing with the Eagles and fellow patriots in DC and the Freepers at Walter Reed, after visiting our wounded.
But I’ll be watching…
I have a few more things to post later ~ have to get a move on here!