Archive for Veterans Day

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Posted in military with tags on November 8, 2013 by Word-Drum

There are veteran news broadcasters like Walter Cronkite, Wolf Blitzer, and Ron Burgundy.

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There are veteran jazz musicians like Slammin’ Joe ‘Muskrat’ Smith. ‘Musk’ worked steadily for 50 years, but still can’t afford a pack of cigarettes in New York City.

There are veterans of the Blog Wars of 2009. Many were lost, but some survived.

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Let’s not forget the veterans of the Congress of the United States. Some of them have served for more than 50 years. They have finished with taking the pulse of the people and now need a doctor or nurse to take their pulse, to see if they’re still alive.

There are veteran cartoon characters like Micky Mouse, Master Shake and Roseanne Barr.

The Peace Movement has it’s veterans. They have been doing other things for the last five years but they are ready to assemble should a Republican become President.

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So why is it that Americans only honor Military Veterans on Veterans Day?

Veteran comedians don’t have any shrapnel in their bodies. They never watched their friends die or had to survive a firefight. Veterans of the NFL or NBA can win a game but can’t win a battle, or a war. Losing is not an option for a warrior.

Our Military Veterans didn’t do it for the money. All of us older working people are veteran somethings. Except for jazz musicians, we mostly do it to get paid.

If we are blown up, or shot at, while at work, we complain endlessly. The men and women we honor on this day, took it in stride, and made it through alive.

The more than 2 million Americans who have served over the last decade should be singled out as exceptional. And in a way not touted in our culture, seen as cooler than any movie star.

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The veteran Hollywood elite earn their 20 million per movie by having to wake up early to get their make-up done. The average Soldier, Sailor, Marine, Coast Guard, or Airmen, has earned our respect for real sacrifice, courage, and upholding the true values and laws that we live by.

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There is a time for talk and a time for action. The evil will only talk to buy time. For them, there is nothing to negotiate. John Kerry and other veteran talkers, will keep talking until we are all dead. Anti-Soldiers are only heroes in movies made by twisted veterans of the Left.

Veteran bullshitter, Barack Obama, can fool some of the people all the time, but can’t earn the love and respect of the American people like a Marine or Navy Seal. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

American Patriot

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Posted in word-drum with tags , on November 11, 2012 by Word-Drum

If your looking for Word-Drum, he’s not here. He checked out.

It happens every time Obama is elected. I don’t know what his problem is, it’s just politics.

My name is Bongo. Dude-Drum couldn’t find a returning soldier (sailor, marine…) to blog in this space, so he left it to me.

He wanted me to tell you that the offer still stands: All This Can Be Yours.

This blog shit is cool. I saw that last Tuesday we had hundreds of hits from all around the world. There were over 80 from Greece. Greecers thought our election was pretty interesting. Guess they are having some problems and want to see how we handle ours.

Drum told me two billion dollars were spent on campaigning, and after all that, everything is the same. WTF.

Things be changin’ round here. I think Obama is cool. All you neo-con tea-baggers can just go away now.

I didn’t think Drum-Dude was funny at all. People don’t care about that jihad jazz and the conservative boho bunk.

He’ll probably take this post down. But it’s time for him and all the loser Republicans to wake up and smell the java.

Just chill and be cool.

The last thing Word-Drum wanted to say was to thank the veterans.

He thinks that with the way the country is now, too many Americans will let the tradition of Veterans Day slip away.

He told me there were close to two million who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and it seemed like only their families really cared.

Hate to be a downer, but I don’t care either. We gotta get over that Patroit stuff. You guys will have to learn the new way…and love it, and yourself.

Bongo Peace

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Posted in military with tags on November 11, 2011 by Word-Drum

You gave up years of your life to serve and protect your country, and all of humanity. And some of you went to war and survived. You came home to enrich American society with your proven courage and steadfastness. On this day, we citizens, the benificiaries of freedom, salute you with respect and love in our hearts.

don’t cry for me…

Posted in military, word-drum with tags , , on November 10, 2010 by Word-Drum

Tomorrow is Veteran’s Day. Let us salute these great Patriots and thank them for doing the hard work, fighting the good fight, and surviving it all.

I don’t enjoy watching men cry. Boehner or Beck can cry into their pillow, I don’t need to see that.

Back in my New York days I did some acting. I was Musical Director of a small Off-Off Broadway theatre group. I did some bit parts. Acting is easy, anyone can do it. Kids play act all the time and so do most adults: it’s part of work and doing business.

If I was acting today, and my character had to cry or get choked up, I would probably start thinking about the old Veterans, especially the under appreciated Vietnam Vets.

And to really get the tears rolling, I would think about the amazing younger Veterans who volunteered for the Iraq and Afghan wars. Choking up not because of sadness, but out of heartfelt unconditional love for the American Soldier. Love like members of the Armed Forces have for each other. But not as great since I’m not a member of that elite group. I’m just a citizen who is grateful for freedom. Thank you Veterans and welcome home.

It’s thrilling that Allen West won in Florida. Veterans like him will lead this nation to unsurpassed prosperity for all and true greatness based on Constitutional values. This will enable America to continue to lead the world that is still in darkness and bring it along into the light of freedom.

There are so many great groups that support our beloved Veterans.

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If you can, drop some dough on the above mentioned fund. Do it for them, do it for yourself, and do it for your old pal Word-Drum because he can’t at this time.

There’s nothing like offering a job. Spouses have also sacrificed much. These military families are special people. Privately they have shed many tears. They cried for the hardships of separation, and worse: for horrible wounds suffered by their loved ones(DAVs). Yet they walk proud with their head up. Why shouldn’t they!? They are married to people with great skill, honor, and heart. God Bless them all.

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