Veteran’s Day

I wish I could say I lived in a country that truly valued and supported its veterans; but apart from some lip service paid to the troops, that isn’t the case. Christy at FDL nails it; head over there and check out her post. And since one out of every four homeless people is a veteran, perhaps consider donating to your local homeless shelter today. It’ll be a lot more meaningful than just waiving a flag.

To those who have served, thank you.

5 comments for “Veteran’s Day

  1. November 12, 2007 at 1:29 am

    I think it’s insulting the way that candidates for public office use “the troops” as a political straw man, making every utterance into a statement of condemnation or adoration of fighting men and women.

    Our soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines deserve better than these amadans that see them as little more than a giant photo op.

  2. November 12, 2007 at 6:07 am

    no, thank-you for this post.
    and since it is sunday, here is the random babble on that very subject this week…one in four is too many.

  3. jgyd
    November 12, 2007 at 6:46 am

    oh brother. I know plenty of UWS liberals who cry a river for our noble soildiers blahblahblah. People who’d never dream of inviting some hick from Arkansas who is in the Army to a fancy dinner party, or even accord them basic respect.

    Another silly jerking -off exercise.

  4. November 12, 2007 at 7:21 am

    I’d be willing to bet that Army veterans would rather have health care and homes than a dinner invite from an UWS liberal. But what do I know? I’m one of those city-folks who must not know anyone in the military — not my grandfather (who married one of those back-woods hicks, though she was from West Virginia and not Arkansas), not my aunt, not some of my good friends from high school and college, not my best friend’s husband who’s been sent to Iraq twice now.

    At least those UWS liberals who you seem to think don’t know any veterans are willing to give up a few of their tax dollars to help the people who serve our country. At least they’re not pushing to send them off into useless wars.

    But, sure, pretend that you’re the one who “respects” them. Right into their graves.

  5. exholt
    November 12, 2007 at 5:31 pm

    In addition to Jill’s comment I wanted to add that some of those UWS liberals you speak of may have been military veterans themselves. Some of the most liberal classmates I’ve met in the UWS were Army veterans who served in Bosnia and the first phases of the War in Iraq.

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