Deuce Deuce is Out.

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.



  1. Thanks for all the positive vibes! My husband is in Iraq right now (a reservist who was activated) and he's missing out on his son's first year of life while I finish law school. Good times.

    But hell, at least he can shake out his boots to make sure there aren't scorpions in there, right? AWESOME!

  2. Done! Definitely worth comments.
    My brother might get deployed again later this year. Argh.

  3. Anonymous12:45 AM

    Way to go JV. I've been a lurker from way back, and this is my first post. I agree, this is not about politics. It's about expressing appreciation to people who given up a lot for the rest of us. Thanks for making the suggestion

  4. Anonymous1:40 AM

    My cousin (favorite cousin) is in the Special Forces. He's home for another month before either going back to that Hellhole for the third or fourteenth deployment. I've lost track.

    November can't get to the normal people in the US fast enough.

  5. Anonymous7:43 PM

    Thank you for the reminder, JV. Regardless of anyone's opinions about politics, it is important to remember to appreciate everything our service men and women do on our behalf. Also, thanks for the links; I'd be happy to send a few dollars toward these.

  6. JV thank you so much for your support, and all the times I was able to come here and have you put a smile on my face you were my own USO show. Thank you to all of the readers for all of your support.I honestly think that you should get your own sitcom jv cuz you are hilarious.Seriously though, thank you.

  7. I was reading his blog the other day (I think I went through one of your comments to get there) and I swear I was in tears reading about those men who died.

  8. I popped across to Grunt's Blog, just like you said. It brought a tear to my eye. What a nice guy.

  9. Anonymous10:57 AM

    My brother just got home from the great sandbox in February. It is always nice to see people who remember they can support the soldier and not the war. Thanks, JV, for reminding people to do both.

  10. Thank you so much for this. I have a sister-in-law over there right now and I am always grateful to spread love to our troops. I will certainly include him now.

    Thanks again!

  11. Great post JV. I checked out Gruntshit's blog and it's great. Not the type of blog I would normally visit, so thanks for the link.

  12. Good for you, Johnny. I totally agree that it's not about the politics. It's about the people over there getting shit done so we can have this good life over here.

    Thanks for sending out this great message.

  13. I know this is late coming... a new level to creepy baby heads *I think this should be your mascot.**


  14. Woops, my bad... didnt copy the whole text

    More creepy baby heads

  15. Anonymous8:58 PM

    I've lurked here a bit myself, and so this is my first comment; sometimes people forget that we liberalish types have favorable opinions of the military; I do. My dad was both a navy vet and a full-time army reservist (the ones who organize things so that everything is ready to go, whether it's for the one-weekend-a-month, or for a call-up) for several years when I was young, and anyone who chooses to join our volunteer military gets my grateful thanks, and deep respect. Thanks JV for the reminder, and for the links.