I'm a big supporter of our military, and I think that regardless of your thoughts about everything that's going on in the world, it takes a certain kind of person to walk the wire and do what needs to be done -- and I, for one, am glad they are willing to do it.
I don't normally get political on this blog, because that's a shitstorm waiting to happen. I prefer to make people laugh instead. That being said -- if you get a chance, head over to Grunt's Blog and welcome him home. I never met him, or even traded e-mails with him, but he's a regular here and sometimes I feel like a complete douche when I complain about my day and then head over there and read about the crap that went down in his life during the same 24 hour period.
He's finally out of the shit and I'm sure his family and friends are extremely thankful that he made it home safe. He has a lot of life to catch up on now that he's back in the states, and his next hitch is non-deployable. Hopefully he'll get to roll around on some real grass with his wife this summer.
Anyway, make me feel like less of a whiny bitch and go wish him luck. Tell him Johnny sent ya.
Also, if you have a few extra bucks burning a hole in your pocket, consider this or this.