Posts tagged "Red Fridays"

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 »

Red Fridays - Just Another Patrol

Red Fridays - Just Another Patrol
It’s a typical day, a typical patrol, November 1st, 2010 outside a little village called Sanjaray. Make a loop through town, let the locals know we are here, guarding the school we rebuilt after the Taliban blew it up, of course while it was occupied. But, it was only girls, so as far as they... Read more »

Red Fridays - George Patton and Ted Turner solve Military Suicide

Red Fridays - George Patton and Ted Turner solve Military Suicide
Everyone knows the General Patton story, the one about him visiting a hospital full of wounded soldiers and coming across a young man without visible wounds. When he is told the soldier has combat fatigue, General Patton slaps the kid and calls him a malingerer. As far as Patton was concerned, the problem was solved. I’ve... Read more »
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Red Fridays - Michelle Obama Supports Traitors?

Red Fridays - Michelle Obama Supports Traitors?
This past week, a group of 32 American women landed in Pakistan. Their mission was to march from Islamabad to Waziristan, the lawless region on the border with Afghanistan. They were there to participate in a march decrying the use of drone attacks on this region which they claim are raining death on innocent Pakistanis, including... Read more »

Red Fridays - Burn Pits, the new Agent Orange

Red Fridays - Burn Pits, the new Agent Orange
There have been a lot of comparisons to the Wars in Afghanistan and Viet Nam, though much of it has been in the form of arguments for ending the current war based on lessons learned from that previous conflict. However, there is a much more concrete and dire comparison between the two to which even the most ardent anti-war... Read more »

Red Fridays - POW/MIA Day

Red Fridays - POW/MIA Day
Today, Friday September 21, 2012 is National POW/MIA Recognition Day. In 1979, Congress passed a resolution for a day of remembrance and recognition for all those who, because of their service to our nation, were Prisoners of War or Missing in Action, and in support of the families they left behind. According to the Defense... Read more »
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Red Fridays - Military Grace

Red Fridays - Military Grace
There is a cartoon that has been circulating for years in the military community that always get a laugh out of me. Not just because it is funny, but because there is a dark truth in it. It shows a couple guys who are obviously supposed to represent Taliban fighters running and screaming; in the background... Read more »

Red Fridays-Blue on Green Violence

Red Fridays-Blue on Green Violence
Among the latest headlines, there is talk about the bold, extreme and drastic changes in how U.S. and Allied Forces in Afghanistan are  recruiting, vetting and training Afghan Police in light of a rash of  ‘green-on-blue’ attacks. The truth is the changes, where they are actually  happening are not a matter of political and military... Read more »

Red Fridays

Red Fridays
Starting this week, each Friday I will post about an event, person, group or issue that is central to the questions about the war, our troops, our veterans and the direction of our national foreign policy. I will address an issue and lay out why I feel the way I do, without rancor. I will... Read more »
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    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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