Sunday, October 30, 2005

MRE'S FOR SALE ON EBAY


There is an article at Townhall indicating the AP is reporting that MRE's (Meals-Ready-to-Eat), are being sold on ebay. The government is investigating whether the sellers in the Gulf States are trying to profit from FEMA and the military who handed out millions of free MRE's to those ravaged by hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

One seller "Lousiana Cajun Country" described being hit "with the eye of Rita." Bidding had reached $50.99 for the sellers unopened case of MRE's yesterday. It should be noted that the Pentagon pays $86.98 for a case of MRE's. The MRE's are also clearly marked as saying "U.S. Government property-Commercial resale is unlawful."

What is really sickening about this is that people are actually bidding on these MRE's knowing where they are coming from. The MSM media has made such a huge issue about the poverty in Louisiana and Mississippi and accused the government and military for their lack of quick action. Meanwhile, there are thousands of people who are hungry in the Gulf States who could use free MRE's and people are unlawfully selling them to make a profit for themselves.

Why are citizens selling MRE's on ebay? Are they doing it because they just want cash? Are they using the MRE's as 'memoralbilia' at the expense of the hungry? What about the expense to our military? The liberals are constantly whining about how if our troops weren't in Iraq there would have been more available to assist in America's recent natural disasters. Thing is, they were available but not activated. They also whine about the cost of the war. What about the cost of distributing millions of free MRE's that are being sold at a profit? Are the liberals including that cost into military expenses, too?

This whole story is disgusting. I, as a taxpayer, provided those MRE's to the hurricane victims. These people are violating all American taxpayers. I also, as an American, provided monetary gifts to assist those in the Gulf States. If they don't need my help, then why did I give it? This is worse than looting of stores. It's looting the government, the military budget and me. Once again, I feel taken. I feel used by my own fellow Americans and disillusioned with the lack of morality not just by those selling the MRE's but by those buying these MRE's.

If Americans want to buy a case of 12 MRE's (which for the life of me don't know why you would), go to a local surplus supply store, of course you'll have to pay $96.00 for it. At least you'll know that the money you spend is going back where it belongs…. to our military.

Does this look suspicious to you? Look at where the "seller" is from.

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Friday, October 28, 2005

RED FRIDAYS

I was sent the following via email from a Vietnam veteran who is a dear friend. I liked it so much, I decided to post it. Semper Fidelis!!!!

Very soon, you will see a great many people wearing Red every Friday. The reason?

Americans who support our troops used to be called the "silent majority".
We are no longer silent, and are voicing our love for God, country and home in record breaking numbers.

We are not organized, boisterous or over-bearing. We get no liberal media coverage on TV, to reflect our message or our opinions. Many Americans, like you, me and all our friends, simply want to recognize that the vast majority of America supports our troops.

Our idea of showing solidarity and support for our troops with dignity and respect starts this Friday -and continues each and every Friday until the troops all come home, sending a deafening message that..

Every red-blooded American who supports our men and women afar, will wear something red.

By word of mouth, press, TV — let's make the United States on every Friday a sea of red much like a homecoming football game in the bleachers.

If every one of us who loves this country will share this with
acquaintances, co-workers, friends, and family. It will not be long before the
USA is covered in RED and it will let our troops know the once "silent" majority is on their side more than ever, certainly more than the media lets on.

The first thing a soldier says when asked "What can we do to make things better for you?" is…We need your support and your prayers.

Let's get the word out and lead with class and dignity, by example; and wear something red every Friday.

WE LIVE IN THE LAND OF THE FREE, ONLY BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE.

THEIR BLOOD RUNS RED-WEAR RED!

MOST OF ALL – GOD BLESS AMERICA

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AMERICAN SOLDIER

I was just visiting American Soldier's blog. As always, he never ceases to amaze me. One thing I wanted to share with you, is that his book is available for pre-order via Amazon. Rather than make any money on purchases myself, I would like to direct you over to his website so that he can get the procedes. I have pre-ordered one myself and I hope you will too!

Here is a synopsis:

SOLDIER LIFE: A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN AMERICAN SOLDIER
New Book Detailing the Everyday Life of an American Soldier

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Thursday, October 27, 2005

TIME IS UP CINDY….15 MINUTES HAS LONG PASSED!

Well, Cindy Sheehan was up to her antics again yesterday. Organized by Moveon.org, Cindy's first promise, to mark the 2000th death in Iraq, was:

"I'm going to Washington, D.C. and I'm going to give a speech at the White House, and after I do, I'm going to tie myself to a fence and refuse to leave until they agree to bring our troops home" She went on to say, "And I'll probably get arrested, and when I get out, I'll go back and do the same thing."

She then changed her mind and said:

"On the occasion after the 2000th death soldier I'll be laying down and not getting up, and I don't know if I'll get arrested. I don't know how any Americans will join me in this act of civil disobedience, but right now we've identified the problem and its not going away."

Well, you got your wish, Cindy, and you have been identified as the problem!

The ANSWER coalition, an anti-war group made a statement on the 2000th death: "The gruesome number of US war dead pales in comparison to the loss of life suffered by Iraqis. Public opinion in the U.S. has decisively turned against the illegal war in Iraq just as it turned against the war in Vietnam three decades ago."

You can read more about what she said at Middle East Times.

According the The Political Pit Bull, "there were few in attendance…. only 200 max." He indicates "this is supposed to be a multi-day event and he will be checking back today to see if it gets any bigger. But, for now, it's a bust." He also has some exclusive photos on his website that you should really go check out. His captions are a must read!

This woman thoroughly disgusts me. She is once again using the death of soldiers as a way to further her political agenda. How dare she dishonor the fallen for her own purposes! How dare organizations compare OIF to Vietnam and further dishonor our Vietnam vets!! The president said it best in his speech yesterday, "An early withdrawal would allow extremists to seize authority in Iraq. Some observers claim that America would be better by cutting our losses and leaving Iraq now. This idea is a dangerous illusion."

The fact remains, Cindy Sheehan and all of those involved in these acts of "civil disobedience" are delusional!

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