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Saturday, November 11, 2006

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I saw a homeless man today with a sign that said he was a homeless Vet. Normally, I ignore that sort of thing, but today I made the assumption that maybe he wasn't lying. I dropped 10 bucks in his cup. He saluted me...with the wrong hand!!

jgodsey said...

the only time i believe they are actually homeless vets is when they are sleeping on the sidewalk in front of the VA building in boston. Peculiar thing about driving past the same homeless people with the same cardboard signs and the same slings, casts, crutches every day, is that it makes you jaded. I'd rather pay someone to wash my windshield.

jgodsey said...

n veterans day, it's a mistake to wait 20+ years between wars, people forget how horrific they are. all the pols who cried "this one will be different" should be sent first.

Anonymous said...

Quite a debate over veterans, war and the like going on over on the Bibliophile List. Maybe you should try "Flanders Field" on them.

Colonel Colonel said...

mike- it's a pity the flag-waving U.S. Administration does not see fit to allocate the money needed to take care of those who have served in its wars; then none of us would have to ask such questions.

j- as above. And yeah, it's funny how some of the people most opposed to starting stupid wars are military folks who saw combat on their way up the ladder. Likewise, the folks who are usually most anxious to start stupid wars are non-military types whose closest brush with combat was a Saturday afternoon viewing of "Tora Tora Tora!".

catalyst- i saw that debate. i was going back and forth between posting that quote and joining the fray and sitting here at my desk and sticking thumbtacks into my eyeballs.

The thumbtacks won.