Monday, November 28, 2005

What Kind of Pie are You?

Your Friendly Ignited Drake is Mud Pie

You're the perfect combo of flavor and depth
Those who like you give into their impulses
What Kind of Pie Are You?

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Some New News

Question: What is the difference between a true partisan and a middle of the road hack.
Answer: A true partisan practices what he preaches.

Most of you know that your friendly ignited drake served in the Navy Submarine Corp. I enlisted to "get away" from a steady diet of public schooling for a few years. It turned into one of the most rewarding things I have ever done in my life. I knew, from the time that I raised my hand and swore to defend the Constitution of the United States, that I was part of something much larger. I was part of the defense of this great country.

My middle son is now considering a stint in the Marine Corp. He is a different person than I, seeking physical rather than mental stimulation. The physical nature of a Marine MOS interests him while the cerebral nature of the Submarine Corp does not. But his goal is the same, to serve those that he loves. I am trying to make sure that he fully understands what he is asking for. The Marines during war time is a far different situation than the Navy during peace time. Because of that, there is a bit of fear creeping into our discussions. I am, in the end, his father and I do not send him into harms way without some careful consideration. Still, the decision is his.

So, to all of you anti-war liberals who rant against conservatives saying “You wouldn’t send your own children to Iraq, would you!” I say, “I will.” Not because I want to bury my child but because I understand the nature of the sacrifice. I served and I will support my child in his desire to serve.

I will let everyone know how his decision turns out. Till then, please pray for his clarity of mind and an understanding of the ramifications of his decisions. I might need to brush off my salute.

(I wish I could say that this post was the start of more posting activity but I can't. Things at work are just too dangerous for me too risk a post that gets misinterpreted. Only news of a possible Marine in the family is worthy of such a risk.)