What do the military do for us? Jesus - Where do I begin? One quick thought runs through my mind at this very moment - protection of our freedoms, everything which is held dear in this country. Our defense - the United States military - and every sacrifice - comes at the cost of someones son or daughter sitting in a sand hole, trench, rainy night, scorching middle east day, 36 hour guard watch, MASH unit, infantry regiment, basic training, running in the sand on a beach, pushing yourself beyond the limits of your physical limitations, heat stroke, dehydration, missing appendages, flag draped coffin, TAPS playing, sacrifice.
What do we give our military? Some of us give gratitude. Some wave a flag at a celebratory welcome home event. Some salute their comrades. Some pray non stop for the cessation of war. Some give their time to the USO or Wounded Warrior Project. Some pay for peace. These are the patriots of this country; those who realize and truly appreciate the dedication of our military to serve and stand because they believe in something greater than themselves.
Now, I am not in the position (although I wish I was) to decide other peoples' patriotism. Actions speak louder than words in most cases. And for that, I am grateful that the current administration in our country as well as their sycophants, have actions that are shouting volumes from the highest levels...
A hip hop party at the White House. Listen, people are entitled to celebrate their birthdays however they wish. But, one should consider that in times of recession/depression, trouble, war, etc, etc... that appearances can speak to the high heavens of the caliber of persona at the White House. I know, I know - it's all too clear that I hold great disdain for the current POTUS. His arrogance overwhelms me to a point of feeling physically ill. I get a headache listening to him speak. Anger seeps through my veins at his utter discontempt for our nation. Does he even care about the morale of this country any longer?
The following is a short list of pinheads who attended a bash for the POTUS on his 50th birthday. " Among the guests, from the entertainment and sports world: Wonder, who performed (he is one of Mrs. Obama’s favorite artists) as did Hancock, Whoopie Goldberg, Ledisi, Tom Hanks, Jay Z, Hill Harper, hoops stars Charles Barkley and Grant Hill, and football great Emmitt Smith. From government and politics: former governors Bill Richardson and Tim Kaine; Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi; White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley; senior adviser Valerie Jarrett; former First Lady Chief of Staff Susan Sher; and two of Obama’s closest Chicago pals, Dr. Eric Whitaker, University of Chicago Hospital vice president, and The Parking Spot President and CEO Marty Nesbitt."
These minions are entitled to spend their days as they wish - far be it from me to say otherwise. But, it just seems to me that our POTUS and his pals need to be a bit more attentive to what's going on in the world around them.
Today, as I was researching the names of people who were in attendance for the POTUS' recent birthday, one thing really bothered me. I was unable to find the names of the patriots of the United States Navy (all 31 of them) who were tragically murdered by the Taliban in a Chinook Helicopter accident in Afghanistan. That just strikes me as offensive.