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August 22, 2005

Supporting the Military, Part II.

This time, how to support the Military when you *mean* it, as opposed to the meaningless fluff rhetoric from the Left, as I caricatured in Part I.

And in this case, it truly is Supporting The Soldier, not Supporting The Military-Industrial-Governmental Complex And It's Policies.

Yes. Supporting The Soldier. The Soldier. Like This One. We're not sitting on your money - as soon as their is enough for a buy - we're buying and shipping - and here is the end result - a wounded soldier, suing a laptop provided by Project Valour-IT.

This, oddly enough, I'd have thought the Left, the side of "caring and compassion" could have sunk their teeth into, especially when they could *also* use it to bash the Administration.

Beth discovered differently. It's hate and vitriol over there - and if any center-left bloggers care about the troops, we haven't heard from them. But given the way their commenters are likely to behave, I guess I'm not surprised none have come out in support. We may well be getting donations from individuals on the left, and if so, they are appreciated. But how sad no one on the left can let themselves be seen embracing something like Project Valour-IT. If there are any out there, let me know - even if you don't want to be outed. I'd just like to hear that *someone* on the left can see past the President, Rumsfeld, and Iraq.

For a *much* more positive view of things, go visit the Seawitch, who yesterday laid out the case for Project Valour-IT pretty cleanly - the who what where how and why.

If that's not enough, how about Bloodspite, at Techography, who lays it out in a different way, today?

So, join the 51 Blogs who are currently enlisted in the Castle Argghhh! Fighting Fusileers for Freedom! Get your blog's name on the sites of Big Bloggers! Impress your neighbors! Awe your friends! Forget all that - lets just help the wounded, eh?

Just by clicking on the graphic below, read a little, give a little. Because, literally, you can - and they can't.


Soldier's Angels is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization - all donations are tax deductible, and you will get a receipt via PayPal. Don't trust e-commerce? You can send a check to the address on the Donate Page. Aren't sure about it? Click here. That takes you to the IRS search page for registered charities - type in soldiers angels (no apostrophe in soldiers), select "all of the words" to shorten your list and they'll pop up.

And if you'd like to help us help them, steal the graphics, steal the links, and post 'em, let us know, and we'll add you to this list:

If you're a lefty blogger who wouldn't be caught dead in that list, we understand. We suggest you start your own list, and own campaign, and stuff us warmongering capitalist neocons into the dustbin of charitable giving history. I'm all for it. This is about the wounded. No more, no less. In this case, I will allow the ends to guide my means!

Take a risk! SWWBO ventured on to Daily Kos! And has been punished with silly emails - and some thoughtful ones. Why did she do that? She took up the gauntlet I threw down in my initial post:

I challenge the Blog World. Right, Center, Left. Show that you *do* support the troops - because this isn't about the war, this doesn't support the Administration, and I don't care if you want to use this as a way to *flog* the administration. This is about nothing more than us caring for our combat wounded, regardless of what you think about the war. Punish the politicians at the ballot box - but support the troops in the hospitals.

How many of *you* guys have cojones that size? (Leave aside the gender issue)

Don't have a blog? No problem! Grab this press release by clicking here. Then send it to your local media - and ask them to spread the word. Radio, TV, print - it's all good. If you can get them to put links on their webpages... even better! The more eyes, the more clicks, the more laptops going to military treatment facilities for the use of troops whose wounds prevent them from being able to use a computer. What's not to like about that? Even if you hate the war - here's a chance to put your money where your mouth is about supporting the soldier.

John | Permalink | Comments (3) | Observations on things Military
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