Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Let Them Eat Cake -OORAH!

Happy 235th birthday to the 
World's Most Awesome Fighting Machine.

 They have been protecting this country since before it even WAS a country. And ya gotta love any organization that gets its start in a bar!

Around the world, Marines celebrate the day with a cake tradition: The oldest Marine takes the first bite of birthday cake decorated with the U.S. Marine logo and then passes it on to the youngest Marine.

May they eat cake for 235 more years!

Although they compromise only 11% of our military, almost a quarter of all combat deaths are from the Corps. I'm sure the stats for injury are even higher, so go help 'em out!

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“The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps!” Eleanor Roosevelt

H/T: Weasel Zippers:

Semper Fi.

An awesome tribute from Go Daddy:

The Commandant and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps deliver the 2010
birthday message:

Sunday, November 7, 2010

When this hero wakes up,...

I want him to have every possible tool available for his recovery:

The soldier had tourniquets placed for partial amputation of both legs. One liter of a special IV fluid was given in the helicopter, and the patient arrived at the Kandahar hospital in and out of consciousness and in shock.

In the operating room, surgeons temporarily tied off the arteries going to the legs and repaired a tear in a major vein. There was massive damage to the area between the legs. One leg was amputated at the knee. In a second operation the next day his wounds were rewashed and a finger, broken in the explosion, was fixed with external hardware.

That same day the soldier was evacuated to Bagram, where his wounds were washed out and the pelvic region was re-explored. A "foreign body"- the speaker didn't say whether it was dirt, metal or something else - not seen in the first operation was removed. He suffered a collapsed lung after surgery, which was fixed.

He stayed there two days before flying by critical care air transport to Landstuhl.

Seven days after suffering his wounds the soldier arrived at a hospital in the United States. He had another collapsed lung, and pneumonia. His right foot, initially thought to be salvageable, wasn't healing and the surgeons planned to amputate it at the ankle. He had further surgery to his abdomen and numerous operations to start repairing the missing floor of his pelvis.

H/T Villainous Company:

Look, I know times are hard now; maybe you don't have 20, or 10, or even 5 dollars to give.

But you DO have a computer, so you CAN help get the word out.

An email to your entire address book will reach many people who can help.

You can contact your local paper, or the local VFW hall, or church, or any other organization who might be thrilled to take up such a great cause.

This warrior, and many more like him, got blown apart fighting those bastards over there, so we don't have to fight 'em here.

Figure out a way you can help him.

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Freedom of speech is one of our most precious rights as Americans

I have known this since I was a kid, we all have; but over the last year and a half, I have become even more appreciative of it.

I am the author of what can be a very profane blog. I am fiercely and unapologetically opposed to just about everything the Obama Administration stands for; I can come here and rant and rave and cuss and carry on to my heart's content.

And I know who I have to thank for that.

I have men like this to thank for that:

And men like this:

We ALL owe them, and we owe them  ALL, big time, for ALL our freedoms, so please....... give a little, or give a lot, but please, just give:.

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