Saturday, July 16, 2005

The Alert Order came yesterday...

putting b-i-l's entire battalion on alert for deployment. He says that means they're looking to send more people & that it's definite that his company will be going.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

A sentiment that another parent can understand.

"I swear to God if my son dies I will drink from al-Zarqawi's blood."
-'Umm Salam,' mother of a child wounded Wednesday when a mass murderer drove into a crowd of children playing with American soldiers in Baghdad.

My b-i-l has said that his unit is preparing to be deployed to Iraq as early as September. He served in Kosovo a year ago. I'm not going to gloss over this, I'm worried. But I'll post his updates & hope.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

The MN microcosm.

"Just what is it with the Minnesota left and this obsession for taking other people's money? Every budget cycle it's the same old song and dance. Hiding behind those golden parachutes of Great Society liberalism - education and health care - the DFL... renew their demand for more and more in taxes to placate an inscrutable appetite for redistributing wealth...
Minnesota liberals... think government exists to redistribute income from one individual to another."

Jason Lewis
Star Tribune Op Ed Counterpoint

Been one hell of a summer so far.