Aside from those sillyass yellow ribbons on the back of gas-guzzling SUVs, can you think of anything more insignificant we can do for our soldiers than send them text messages??
Nicolas Sarkozy, the new president of France on America:
To the millions of men and women who came from every country in the world and who, with their own hands, their intelligence, and their hearts, built the greatest nation in the world, America did not say, “Come, and everything will be given to you.” Rather, she said, “Come, and the only limits to what you will be able to achieve will be those of your own courage, your boldness, and your talent.”
The America that we love throughout the world embodies this extraordinary ability to grant each and every person a second chance, another chance — because, in America, failure is never the last word. There is always another chance. Here, in your country, on this soil, both the humblest and the most illustrious citizens alike know that nothing is owed to them and that everything has to be earned. That is what constitutes the moral value of America.
America liberated us, and this is an eternal debt we owe America. Every time, whenever an American soldier falls somewhere in the world, I think of what the American army did for France. I think of them, and I am sad as one is saddened to lose a member of one’s family.
We need France to be stronger. I am determined to carry through with the reforms that my country has put off for all too long. I will not turn back. I will implement all of them because France has turned back for all too long. I have come to present to you today a France that comes out to meet America, to renew the covenant of friendship and alliance that Washington and Lafayette sealed in Yorktown. Together let us be true to their memories. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I say this to you on behalf of the French people: “Long live the United States of America! Long live France! Long live French-American friendship!”
Yes, wear an American flag pin on your lapel….you know, just in case anyone questions your patriotism.
Yes, Loyalty, this post has touched me and moved me towards great acts of personal sacrifice and patriotism today.
First I went into the forest and tied an old yellow ribbon ’round an old oak tree. Well, I thought about it. Then I sent a couple of text messages but my thumbs were a little ache-y. Then I drove around with my headlites on to show my support of the War on Tare. I waved to a fat gal with a Support The Troops sticker on the back of her Excursion. Later I am going to call a hate radio jock and tell them how much I hate liberals.
I am no longer in Georgia, so today, to support the great patriotic rednecks of Georgia, I am going to take an extra long shower – 45 minutes instead of my usual 30. This way, I figure the water will go back in the lake quicker, reaching the atmosphere quicker, thereby increasing the chance of rain in the Peach State.
And, if I’m not too tired after all this, maybe I’ll send another text message.
Good God, what a Great American I am!
Not only are you making an empty gesture towards our troops, but you’re also helping ASY build a database of cell phone numbers and SMS addresses they can then use to spam you about whatever future issues they feel are important!
Considering it took me less than 10 seconds to send a text message, I figure I can spare the time. Heck, do it while driving.
Several of the troops that are stationed with my brother also read this blog on a regular basis and would clearly enjoy hearing about your continued support. While he (and many of his Army friends) do not support the war, he and they are all serving the way they are told. It’s vastly important that they hear from us.
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