Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day Note

In honor of Memorial Day, and in honor of the Sexiest Marine Ever, I direct your attention to It's the site that hooks up civilians who want to send care packages to Marines. Follow the instructions to find a specific Marine and fill up a box with the supplies he or she is requesting. The instructions are kind of involved, and I know the post office is closed today; just promise me you'll do it some time this week.

Now here's a question that has been nagging at me: why do the troops need us to send some of this stuff? I get that some of the requests are strictly morale boosters (magazines, handheld games, etc.). But why do the Marines need us to send them Q-tips, toothpaste, sheets, or sunscreen? Why aren't we providing those things as a matter of course? Those are things they need in order to do their jobs.

You remember those old bumper stickers that said, "It will be a fine day when our schools have all the money they need but the Air Force has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber?" Is this what we really wanted?

BTW, it was 113 degrees in Basrah today. Just FYI.


  1. You know, I was going to complement you on the Snap previews -- makes seeing what you are reading/watching/etc easy and interesting, but then I got to this post. b00bs. b00bs, I tell yah. It's all downhill when a blog called "What would Jane Austen Do" is NSFW, sigh.

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  3. I changed the link. He writes for the other blog, but the b00b post wasn't his.