Thursday, November 11, 2004

Holiday Thoughts

I saw this at Steve Gilliard's place; he found it at Democratic Underground.

I think it's a good goddamn idea. These soldiers who have been sent into the meatgrinder, into the body-destroying, psyche-crippling, soul-crushing shithole that is Iraq--for no good goddamn reason--can't even call home on Uncle Sam's dime.

Ain't that some sorry shit?

I mean, does Jack Welch need his fuckin' tax cut that badly?

I've been on the receiving end of Uncle Sam's "generosity" a few times in my life, and this shit astounds even me. High holy living hell. Some poor bastards give their legs for this goddamn country, and we can't even spot them a few fucking telephone calls?

That must be compassionate conservatism.

Anyway, here's some real compassion that you can get involved with:

So sad...the number ONE request at Walter Reed hospital is phone cards. Because the priority of our government is to continue tax cuts for the likes of Paris Hilton, the government doesn't pay LD phone charges and these guys, many of them amputees, are rationing their calls home.

Many will be there throughout the holidays.

Remember that most are from poor families. It is disgusting that they cannot keep in touch with family after what they have been asked to sacrifice for BushCo; especially this time of year.

Support the troops -- cuz BushCo doesn't. Send phone cards of any amount to:

Medical Family Assistance Center
Walter Reed Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20307-5001

They say they need an "endless" supply of these -- any amount even $5 is greatly appreciated.

Send what you can. I know I will.

Thanksgiving and Christmas are coming up, and that's a lonely fucking time to be on deployment or--even worse--re-learning how to walk. A phone call to mom would mean more than all the gold in Fort Knox for a lot of these people.

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