The 2000 Debate
So, we have hit 2000+ KIA in Iraq. What to think about it? Well it is sad, but no more sad for me than number 1. We had an LT die in our first few days there. I was on his Bradley days before. In the military everyone that is there with you is a brother or a sister. I know you see a lot of that over played horseshit on the movies but in a sense it's very true.
Protest? Sure, I thought the war was BS long before anyone voted to send us there. (Had a pretty good idea it was gonna happen.) As far as I have seen most have not protested troops, and the ones that have are pretty isolated and seem to be longing for the glory days of excess in the name of peace and the only things left of that generation are war and dope. (Sorry, Rock n' Roll is dead) Anyway, peaceful protest against the war is fine. What isn't fine is using tools like the number 2000 to back your argument, you take something away from everyone of those people, did one not mean as much, what about 2001? Think about it from a different point of view is all I'm saying. The other thing wrong is like I said this isn't 1960 anyone who might pay attention is only going to downplay attempts at change if you behave like 60's era "hippies." Even if you don't smoke dope and live with Flowerchild in a van down by the river, all it takes is getting arrested on TV to feed the spin machine.
But to everyone regardless of whether you are participating in protest or you just support them thanks for not spitting on us when we got home, because I would have been forced to beat the shit out of you.
A Man Speaking the Opinion of the Masses
It doesn't get any better than this. Only thing is now the party is splitting it's self up all over trying to save some face. They won't admit they were wrong in Iraq or just about anything else but they can't stand that Miers. I suppose they will really start jumping ship when all this Cheney-Delay-Rove-Plame-Laundering-Gate stuff blows wide open. In this clip a man speaks for all who are tired of it.
A Weekend of Ups and Downs
Well I am mostly moved in now, still have a few knick-knacks to move. Now we have the joy of unpacking to look forward to. I'm so tired today it feels like some one beat me with a golf club. We spent our first night in the house. Luckily the heater is working beautifully, I wasn't ready for the cold this morning (mostly because some of the knick-knacks mentioned earlier are all the contents of our jacket closet.)
On to the crappy part, what the hell was that game? Can someone tell me please. The O-line fell apart, fell APART. I watched the highlight reel of what seemed like 20 sacks Hodges took. I tried not to get to excited I know Texas is #2 for a reason, but I figured we'd make them play for it. I still don't get this BCS Shit. We lost one game and move down 10 spots?? Anyway, some of the commentators seem to think that if we can recover from this loss the Cotton Bowl might not be too far out of sight. I guess I can settle for being happy if we can turn our luck around with A&M at the next home game. (if they don't take their A-game to Baylor somethings wrong..)