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Mother's Pride

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I wanted to make sure this bit of comment (#3586 here) from BlueStarMom, whom I'm truly honored to count as a regular guest on this blog, wouldn't go unnoticed:

Just to let you know- my son just re-enlisted. He has deployed to Iraq 3 times.

I am very proud of him and all of our military.

(and NO John Kerry- he didn't re-up because he couldn't do anything else!)

Indeed, and furthermore, the notion that one would sign up (three times!) to fight a fierce, difficult and crucial conflict just because one cannot find a job looks totally stupid an argument to anybody but a self-infatuated, clueless Vietcong hack like John Kerry—particularly considering the thriving U.S. economy at the time this slipped through one of his orifices, which gives even less weight to this "pearl" among Kerry's many elitist remarks, and his disparaging several generations of America's warrior class.

You don't enlist three times in wartime out of desperation, boredom or sheer stupidity. It takes fortitude, spirit and an amount of courage beyond that of most of us—and I hope BlueStarMom will correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm quite sure this cannot be anything else than the result of a conscious and educated choice by a smart and determined man.

Moreover, and since we're speaking about the pompous Defeatists & Democrats of the age, it looks like BlueStarMom isn't "bitter" and doesn't "cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like [her]" either.

Hey Hussein-Barack Obama, you listening?

Blue Star Mom and proud of it!!!

Without a doubt pride is your prerogative here, and I hope you will accept my respect and gratitude. Indeed, lest we forget—and despite all the smugness and scorn coming out of those parts of the Free World that manage to be as arrogant as they're irrelevant (Yeah, I'm looking at you, La Douce France)—just like they checked and defeated Communist expansionism over the world (and Western Europe particularly) during the Cold War, Americans are once again pulling a large part of the hard work, paying the bill and protecting all of us against the very same Islamic absolutism we Europeans hardly managed to keep at bay for centuries.

So my deepest gratitude goes to you BlueStarMom, and to all those who, like your son, renew their commitment to the defense of Civilization, knowing perfectly (quote: "These servicemembers know the cost of war and they are still re-enlisting, Hill said"—John Kerry, call your office) that they put themselves into "the most austere conditions". This may sound like a cliché, but it is not: you are, literally and effectively, making this world a better place for us all.

Bless your son's spirit, bless your mother heart.



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3591 - 2hotel9

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  • 2hotel9 Western Pennsylvania

Froggy, let me second this motion!

No one volunteers for or reenlists into any military during a time of war simply because they can not "find something better", anyone spewing that line is full of bullshit.

BSM, tell that troop the old crusty dudes have got his back. We may not be pretty, or civil, or especially pleasant, that said, we know the deal. Been and done.

You or he or any troop you know needs a hand give a yell. Here or, if I can't do the deed we can find those who can.

3592 - Proof

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  • Proof Stockton, Callifornia, USA

It is men like BlueStarMom's son that keep freedom alive, so that the effete, pseudo-intellectual snobs like John "Rosethorn Scratch" Kerry can sleep safely in his own comfy bed. Kerry is not fit to shine the shoes of such a man!

3593 - unknown jane

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Thank you.; both you, DF, and you BlueStarMom. That comment of Mr. Kerry's burned at the time he said it (at which time my husband had just been called up off reserve), and it rankles now, with one girl preparing for deployment (and who's comments concerning why she fights are particularly telling, at least imho) and another going through the enlistment papers so she goes right after she graduates next year.

My kids scored in the 90th and 95th percentile of graduating seniors, carried almost straight A averages (in college credit and advanced classes), and carry steady, part-time jobs to boot (as well as taking care of the family horse and dog breeding/training side business). They could have just gone to college! Take that and smoke it Kerry, you rat bastard! (am I allowed to say this? a bit strong, but I thought it when he first made that comment, and I think it now everytime it gets mentioned -- that such a person should gain so from the toil, sacrifice, blood, and sweat of the ones he casts so much scorn upon).

I was lucky to have gotten some kids with some salt, who wanted to do just a bit more than be the average college student (many of whom seem to be of the Kerry and Co. persuasion, or are when they get exposed to the hallowed halls of academia -- I know, I used to teach at college).

And from what I've seen of a lot of young kids in the military (and they are kids, but finer men and women than many of their elders), my two are far from unique. And the morale, the esprit de corps, by and large, is very high....must kill the leftist ideologues who work to discredit or worse yet try to bring them into the "victimhood" fold.

3594 - TooTall

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The shame is that no matter how elegantly it's explained John Kerry will never get it.

3595 - Ms.ManChow

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  • Ms.ManChow Maryland

The shame is that no matter how elegantly it's explained John Kerry will never get it.


People who inherently hate the military, even if they served in it, are hypocritically the same people who adore a big, bloated government. I am forced to wonder if that is because there are only so many power grabs you can make if everyone at the office is packing heat, fully automatic heat, with a scope or two.

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3602 - Valerie, Texas

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"And from what I've seen of a lot of young kids in the military (and they are kids, but finer men and women than many of their elders),.."

"Amen!" to that Jane!!

Jane, Blue Star Mom -- Dear ladies Kerry and Obama don't, and won't, ever get it. But the ordinary folks whom they disdain sure do.

Yesterday morning, July 11 we were at DFW airport at 7 am so as to greet that day's plane load of fine young men and women coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan. Each and every plane is met by grateful people anxious to let them know that they and their service is honored and appreciated. I see all types and stripes of folks there. And it is always especially humbling to see the elderly men and women, vets of Korea and Vietnam, standing proud at the front of the line waiting to greet the returning troops.

No, those like Kerry & Obama who look at America and see something bad will never understnad the service and sacrifice of your children ladies. But so many people do. You have our heartfelt thanks for the service of your precious children and they will go in to our family prayers.

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3882 - jamesannaa

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3883 - 2hotel9

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  • 2hotel9 Western Pennsylvania

A spambot made it through, ain't that speacial!