Friday, January 27, 2006

Giddy-Up! Time for a Blogger Round Up!

First up: Irish Diablo's taking on Hollywood and their ability to turn 9/11 into a money making affair... for THEMSELVES.

Trek's declaring Chapter 11.

Sanger has a great post up about the book "Night" by Elie Weisel. More importantly, he relays his thoughts about the Holocaust. Here's an exerpt:
And so, finally, it comes to this: Night is a testament to Jewish failure--in my mind, the worst kind of failure imaginable, that of not even trying to survive, of not even going so far as to run away! It was the failure of being so arrogant as to suppose that people would not harm them, in the face of all history and evidence to the contrary. It was the failure of assuming that meek compliance meant survival, despite the evident brutality and unambiguous intentions of the Nazis. It was the ultimate failure of being willing to die just because someone else wanted them to.
Not at all what I was expecting...go read it yourself and see what he has to say. It's REALLY interesting. I'll give you all "the scoop" on Sanger tomorrow- since I'm meeting him for dinner tonight. WOOT! Mini-Blog-Denizen Meet!

The conviction of Chief Warrant Officer Lewis E. Welshofer Jr. in the death of an Iraqi general he was interrogating has been all over the damn place this week. I don't know what to think about it, other than I think Welshofer lost his frikkin' mind while "interviewing" the general. Is the punishment too lenient? Too severe? I really don't know. The guy was badly beaten by the Iraqi's before we ever got ahold of him, but *our* CWO is the one who actually killed the guy. And for what? Something I'm guessing we'll never really know.

Unless you've been under a rock, you should all know by now that American Soldier is back in the Sandbox and loving it- even though the conditions suck big time. And you should also know that Currie, Maj. K and Thunder6 are back in Cali. They've been home for a couple of weeks now, busy decompressing and reconnecting. Thanks guys! It's been a rough ride for ya, but you made it, and the world is better off because of the job you did!

Wordsmith At War is going through a tough time. His Mother just passed away, and his kids miss him desperately. Please go give him a hug. Especially the manly ones you guys hand out, m-kay? Thanks.

Boggs may be a "Bored Soldier"... but his readers sure aren't! Check it out. He's a cool dude.

When I was younger, we went to a Lutheran church in Kettering, Ohio. I *loved* that church. It's the kind of church I'm still trying to find for myself here in Cincinnati. The youth group was active, and fantastic. So were the pastors. Simply wonderful people. One of the girls was noticably shorter than the rest of us. She was a really cute girl- lovely blonde curls and great eyes. On many days, however, she couldn't hardly move. At all. She had Juvenile Arthritis. Let me tell you, if you've ever seen an adult with arthritis, it's hard to watch. My Mom has it really bad. Some days she can't even turn the shower on, and my Dad had to make this handle-thingie in order for her to open the gas cap on the car. I just learned that The Hawwt Cowboy (also from Ohio, but up north) is raising money for the Arthritis Foundation- because his daughter is also a victim of this horrible condition. He tells her story, and then blegs for donations. I'm joining that bleg.
Please donate to the Arthritis Foundation today.


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