while you’re sitting at home today doing what we’ll politely call ‘enjoying yourself’; take a moment to consider and if you have the opportunity, to thank, the men and women who have selflessly given for us and to us their time and their lives. whether or not you agree with the principals behind out current brush-fire conflict, whether you believe we should ‘win the war’ or ‘end the war’ or if you believe the we’ve got no business sticking our nose into a three thousand year old conflict in the first place; what you cannot deny is the dedication and sacrifice of our service men and women. they have given their blood, their sweat, their all, to making sure that folks like us have the liberties that we have. to all the brave soldiers, crusaders, activists and freedom fighters who have stood, since the beginning of history, against aggression and oppression; so that you and i can sit with our hands down our pants all morning and then go to a picnic. i thank you, we all thank you.
and that goes double for my idiot brother, come home safe, you jackass.