Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Supporting the Troops for Real

You've probably seen those Little Yellow Ribbon Magnets on the backs of cars all over town (I saw approximately 58,000 of them today on my way back to Maryland). In theory, they let the world (or the soccer mom behind you, at the very least) know that you, the driver, Support Our Troops. Except they don't. Not really. LYRMs don't tell the world that support the troops. They tell the world that you support President Kill Again's war. You support the troops, not with LYRMs, but with your actions and your deeds. By writing your congresscritter or Representative and demanding that BushCo. ends it's silly and tragic adventure, or at the very least, appropriates enough money to provide the troops with armor, hazard pay and benefits. if that's too Activist for you, you could try this little idea, from Teresa Nielsen Hayden et al:
The number ONE request at Walter Reed hospital is phone cards. Because the priority of our government is to continue tax cuts for the likes of Paris Hilton, the government doesn't pay LD phone charges and these guys, many of them amputees, are rationing their calls home.

Many will be there throughout the holidays.

Remember that most are from poor families. It is disgusting that they cannot keep in touch with family after what they have been asked to sacrifice for BushCo; especially this time of year.

Support the troops-cuz BushCo doesn't. Send phone cards of any amount to:
Medical Family Assistance Center
Walter Reed Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20307-5001

They say they need an "endless" supply of these-any amount even $5 is greatly appreciated.

Pass it on.


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