Married, 3 kids
Well today is my last day. Monday (or Tuesday) I will be starting a new job. I'm excited about my new job. Posting will be light for a while as we don't have high speed internet yet. Trying to surf and post at 28.8 is way to agonizing.
Take a look here for a funny story. Read the letter towards the bottom. It may or may not be true, but I truly hope it is.
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Kerry the Post Turtle
I'm a Fairy Elf... Oh the horror
I'm so ashamed....
Girls Gone Wild Baghdad style
What an honor to see the President. His speech wasn't much different than what he's been saying all along, but isn't that why we like him. He has such clear cut positions on what he has planned for this country as opposed to his competitor who can't seem to make up his mind on anything. You can see the full text of his speech here if you really need to, but there are no surprises. You can also see some highlights and more pictures at Brian's page.
Going to see President Bush today
More to come later...
The New Soldier
Since copies of The New Soldier by John Kerry seem to be in short supply these days, you can read the whole thing here. You can also read four chapters of Unfit for Command by John O'Neill at the same site.
First of all thanks to Brian over at RadioBS for the great banner.
The Man to Vote For
I wasn't going to write on President Bush's speech. There are better writers than I who have no doubt done a better job with it, but I can't help it. This man is such a man of compassion, and conviction that I had to put my two cents in. I didn't watch the whole speech last night. The beginning of it sounded like any other political speech at election time full of promises and hopes that we all hope will come true but probably won't. So I went to bed and taped the rest. I ended up watching it at lunch, and wished I had stayed up for the whole thing. The second half really touched the heart and soul of this man. The compassion of this man and the honor he feels at leading this great nation of ours is immensely evident.
And I have met with parents and wives and husbands who have received a folded flag, and said a final goodbye to a soldier they loved. I am awed that so many have used those meetings to say that I am in their prayers - to offer encouragement to me. Where does strength like that come from? How can people so burdened with sorrow also feel such pride? It is because they know their loved one was last seen doing good. Because they know that liberty was precious to the one they lost. And in those military families, I have seen the character of a great nation: decent, and idealistic, and strong.
Being a veteran of the first Gulf War I count myself extremely blessed to have been able to return home unperforated and in one piece. I count it an honor to have served under President George H.W. Bush.
I can't imagine the sorrow of having lost loved ones to the murderers that are fighting our troops in Iraq. Yet they feel no hatred towards President Bush, just the opposite is true. To have to send young men and women into harms way for what you believe in has to be the hardest job on Earth, but President Bush had the resolve to do it. You can see the sorrow he feels for the families during his speech. While he was speaking the words above, he had a hard time keeping himself composed enough to complete them. President Bush made the hard decision to chase the murderers to the ends of the Earth and exterminate them. It's a costly decision in terms of human life, but he knows that America is up to the task.
I have such pride at being able count myself among those ranks of soldiers that have performed their duties and help to release nations from tyranny. My wife is worried that I might get all nostalgic and sign back up. The situation for me is way different than it was during the first war. I have a family that depends on me, and my body is getting to worn out for me to consider re-joining. But I still will choose to honor those who have made the choice to put their lives on hold and take up this struggle that we will most certainly win. I have every confidence in our troops, and hope and pray that they will return home safely.
My vote is for George W. Bush. The man who can lead us through this time of struggle with out wavering or capitulating to the will of others. This is man of compassion that struggles with the hard decisions yet has the resolve to see them through.
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We had an ultrasound last night. We were kind of worried because we were looking forward to finding out what the sex was, and the ultrasound was kind of early according to my wife's figuring. The doctor said she was measuring big for those dates, so he ordered it anyway. Baby is doing fine everything is in the right place, and my wife was pretty close on the date.
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