February 28, 2007

Speak Up!

I was having a conversation with Mama Vi last evening during my ride home. (She's doing very well, by the way.)

Anyway, I was telling her about the changes made lately in Army Wife's husband's schedule, as well as all the unknowns. I was asking her for prayer - she has the red phone to heaven, don't cha know.

As we were discussing the troop surge and everything surrounding that she blind sides me.

Mama: Well, I saw some Soldiers on the news, that had been over there, and they said we shouldn't be there and need to pull out ASAP.

Tammi: (not knowing exactly what she's refering too) Mama, you can't trust everything you see or hear on the news. They are NOT telling the whole story.

Mama: Well, I heard these boys. I saw them interviewed. I don't know what to think or do anymore. All I can do is pray.

Now folks, Mama Vi is not a dumb lady. She just comes from that generation where, if it's on the news it must be true. She knows much of what has been said and done because of blogs but still - in her mind the news is THE news.

She is a perfect example of who the MSM is targeting. They know they won't convert you or I. They know there are those of us out here, doing all we can to spread the GOOD news, the truth. But there are enough Mama Vi's out there that they won't give up the fight.

And we can't either. I've been very lax lately regarding my blogging. Personal is easy, and I've been so damned busy and/or sick that easy is what I need. But that has to stop now.

We have a responsibility to educate. We have a responsibility to share resources where actual information is given. Now, I don't mix politics and business but I can promise you most everyone where I work knows how I feel about our Military, my President and the security of this country. I don't preach. I don't assult anyone with my opinions. I just don't hide them. Period.

I realize not everyone has that luxury, I realize I'm very lucky to be in the enviornment that I am. But we have to do WHATEVER we can.

The liberals that are hell bent on "getting even" with our President do not CARE at what cost. We can no longer afford to be silent.

Now, I fully realize that most of my readers have the same frame of mind that I do, so basically I'm preachin' to the choir. But I thought it was important to remind you - we can't just keep this conversation between ourselves.

The end result is too damned important.

Posted by Tammi at February 28, 2007 05:36 AM | TrackBack

Tammi, I was sitting at the VFW last night at a post-election party and saw some friends of mine that we don't see too often. The are in their barely sixties, realtors, pillars of the community blah blah. The news was on, and they were doing the story on the explosion in Afghanistan and the Vice-President. Out of the mouth of my "friend" came "too bad they didn't get Cheney" and then her husband pipes up "and too bad Bush wasn't with him".
I was just floored! DIdn't know whether to cry or come out swinging.
How did we get to the point that casual conversation includes wishing the death of our President and VP????

Posted by: Raging Mom at February 28, 2007 07:53 AM

wow. great post. and i'm with raging mom. i hear crackpot democrap everyday in my office, and you have to combat it as best you can.

i'm in awe of our military for perservering despite having half the population they defend being total unworthy halfwits. how lucky you and i are to know it, though, and being so dang tactless at keeping our traps shut. go gurl!

Posted by: shoe at February 28, 2007 11:36 AM

RM - you don't have to do either, but lest your silence be taken for agreement, you should probably simply state that you don't agree with their opinions.

You don't have to go into a sermon, just let them know that they're on their own on this one.

Tammi - as for preaching to the choir, well, the choir needs to have it's beliefs reaffirmed just as much as the congregation does :-)

Posted by: Harvey at March 1, 2007 10:39 AM
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