Tuesday, September 2, 2008


Hello all! And once again, thank you for your support! My brother and I REALLY appreciate it! We just can't say that enough!

Well, I got some awsome feedback on my last post. Thank you to whoever you are! I really appreciate the support and uplifting words. It may seem that when I put things on here, I look a little weak, or beatdown....Well, a few things aside, I'm doing really well. Work is slow, and lately it's been VERY boring....leaving too much time to do absolutely nothing. Most of the time I feel pain and heartache for those directly affected by the unfortunate things that happen to them. I feel deep deep sorrow for their families, friends, and the Soldier himself. I try to put things in perspective and think "that could be me"....I don't let it get me down, it just brings me back to a harsh harsh reality of this war we are fighting. I know I blab on about things I've seen over here, but I do that in an effort to try to get others to see that some pretty bad shit is happening over here. Soldiers are hurting....lives are changing...families are affected. It blows my mind about what I see on CNN, Foxnews, and MSNBC....there have been a few times where I see a glitch of something that happened over here...and that's about all you get, a glitch. Of course, I understand that the military can't give out details. But once in a while, once in a while maybe just a little more light should be shed on the situation so fellow Americans can try to get a grip on what's going on over here. And it's usually funny how things get to you about three days after it happens...sometimes anyway...but again, that's the Army de-classifing everything. Necessary, I know. But then again, if more light was shed, then those "anti-war" 'people' would have more to protest about. I can't stand those people! That stuff drives me up the wall! Almost as bad as Hillary Clinton not just going home.... And about that...changing subjects...I'm glad that John McClain picked a woman VP. I think the Nation is ready for a female leader...but not quite a female President. I'm not sexest...well...maybe in that particular position I am. I think Mrs. Palin has a lot to offer the country and I think she'll put another angle on decisions that are made. A positive angle that is. And her daughter is pregnant...SO WHAT! I understand that political leaders are supposed to set a high standard for most if not all morals, family issues, and general well-being 'stuff'. BUT the particular situation just goes to show that her family is normal. Hold the phone....I don't agree with pre-marital sex and young adults having children like she is...and it shouldn't be 'normal' to be in this situation. Maybe common would be a better word. I don't know what the right word is but the situation just shows that one of our top leaders in our Nation faces much of the same issues people deal with in every walk of life. Kinda like 'no one is exempt from life' . Life throws things at everyone...not just a few. And with her family going through this situation can offer support and courage to many many women in the same situation.

Well, ah...one more thing before I go. My internet is going to be down for about two weeks starting Saturday-ish. I will still do my best to get postings on here through my brother. So, for those of you who might look forward to what I have to say...hopefully you won't have to wait that long....Who knows what the next two weeks have to bring, we'll see. Hopefully it won't be that long...I REALLY like the internet...it's a life line of mine. It's like the caffeine in my coffee...keeps me going!

Ok ok enough for now. I love you all and thank you for your comments. I'm still anxious to answer any questions that you may have so feel free to ask.

Till next time....

Somewhere in Iraq


MOM said...

you sure do say a lot in this blog without even knowing it.
you are also doing a great job with all your fellow soldiers - male and female - and I APPRECIATE IT VERY MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!
love and prayers

David M said...

The Thunder Run has linked to this post in the blog post From the Front: 09/03/2008 News and Personal dispatches from the front and the home front.

Lieutenant Fishman, USAFR said...

Keep up the great work, we salute your service! Stay safe and make sure to vote (and voting for McCain would be a good idea).