Archive for November 2012

Arlington Disrespect Photo and Apology

Arlington Disrespect Photo and Apology
Flipping the bird at a “Silence and Respect” sign at the  Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery has proved to be a bitter lesson for one woman and her friend. Less than twenty-four hours ago, I wrote about this woman who thought it was funny to put a picture on Facebook of giving the finger... Read more »

Facebook Outs Arlington National Cemetery Visitor Photo

Facebook Outs Arlington National Cemetery Visitor Photo
There is a sign that says “Silence and Respect, Arlington National Cemetery” that was featured in a picture that has gone viral. Also featured in that picture is a woman flipping the bird at the sign and with her other hand, she is cupping her face as if she is yelling. She did this in... Read more »

Petraeus Benghazi and Chain of Command

UPDATED General David Petraeus takes his orders from the White House, as does the Ambassador of the United Nations, the Secretary of State and every other appointed official. This is called the Chain of Command, and I’m simply astounded how many people, even those who have taken an oath on the Constitution of the United... Read more »
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Veterans Receive Care at VA Hospitals?

I received this letter from the wife of a highly decorated soldier. To think this is how our veterans are treated makes me sick. I’d like to say this is just one aberrant experience at one VA hospital, but anyone who has tried to receive treatment at one of these facilities knows this is closer... Read more »

The Newest Veterans

When we think of war veterans, we generally think of old men in VFW hats. What we don’t think of is nineteen year old boys, but those are the veterans I met in May of 2011. The 101st Airborne (Air Assault) out of Ft. Campbell, Kentucky was returning from a year-long deployment to Afghanistan. This... Read more »

Red Fridays - Thank You

Red Fridays - Thank You
This will be the last in the “Red Fridays” series, but I’m sure it won’t be the last time I write about our military and veterans. From the beginning, I have wanted to expose some of the issues and concerns our service members past and present face. I find it disgraceful the way our military... Read more »
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Coming Home

When a soldier is killed, there is a special unit that goes into action. It is called the Casaulty Notification team. Everyone who holds the rank of Non-Commissioned Officer or above in the Army and the Army Reserves goes through training, and hopes they are never called upon to fulfill this duty. During their rotation,... Read more »

It's A Mistake

They say a mother always knows when her child is in trouble, when something bad happens. We are supposed to get a funny feeling, or a nameless worry niggling at our subconscious. I can’t say that happened, exactly, but that is because I simply didn’t believe anything bad was going to happen to my son.... Read more »

Romney Lost, Let's Move On

By Monday, I was tired of the election. Bone tired, worn out and just disgusted. I’ll never understand the last minute politicking, the last minute pitch to vote for a particular candidate. After months of being inundated with attack ads, with media spin and re-spin of what each said and what it really means, does... Read more »
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Ft. Hood and the Presidential Election

Ft. Hood and the Presidential Election
Tomorrow is the third anniversary of the Ft. Hood shooting. It is also Election Day. Are you going to vote for the guy who called it “work place violence”? While both candidates have focused on the national debt, the economy and health care, both sides telling us this election will determine the course of the... Read more »
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    Denise Williams

    Born and bred in Chicago, now living in the wilds of far suburbia. I'm a Gold Star Mom, a wife and step-mom to two terrific boys. My views are generally politically and socially conservative, though I am far from a Party line Republican. I believe in this country, our Constitution and above all, in the right of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I believe our government is supposed to serve the people, not tell them how to live. To me, this is just common sense, but since it seems to be a minority opinion, it has become "Uncommon Sense".

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