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Send A Valentine To Our Troops!

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 10:25 pm - January 11, 2006.
Filed under: Post 9-11 America,War On Terror

I guess I’m an honorary “Soldiers Angel” now… which would be one of the proudest names anyone has ever called me! So I’m happy to help spread the word about a great effort to send our nation’s love to the members of our Armed Forces around the world.

Soldiers Angels in collaboration with Library of Life is mounting a Guinness Book of World Records attempt, called Operation: Love Our Troops, to create the largest digital Valentine’s Day card ever and send the messages to our deployed military. Library of Life is an organization that offers the public a way to celebrate life and share memories on line, through a digital library that will last forever. They are sponsoring the campaign, hosting the Valentine’s messages for free and created a way to raise funds for Soldiers Angels.

Here’s one sample posted already:

“To all the wonderful men and women in the armed forces, Thank you for helping to bring peace to our world. My husband was killed on Sept 11th and I am thankful you are protecting others from this terrible fate. Mark, if you get this , I think of you and your family often. Love & Peace To All, Sally”

I’ve already added my Valentine wish… now it is your turn. Please visit Operation: Love Our Troops and do your part. (I highly doubt Sheehan, Couric, Kennedy, Kerry, Schumer, Streisand, Boxer, or Moore will be participating…which is probably just as well.)

This is yet another chance for certain so-called Americans to truly show they “support our troops” with more than rhetorical lip-service.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

New Federal Law Brings Demise To GayCowboyBob and Dismal Lord

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 7:58 am - January 11, 2006.
Filed under: Blogging,General

Anonymous attacks on the internet are now against the law? – The Home of Uncommon Sense

Attention Bloggers and Blog Commenters! Are you tired of receiving personal, sometimes libelous attacks by anonymous posters? Well last week, President Bush signed into law a bill that could make such anonymous attacks illegal.

Perspective: Create an e-annoyance, go to jail – CNET News

It’s no joke. Last Thursday, President Bush signed into law a prohibition on posting annoying Web messages or sending annoying e-mail messages without disclosing your true identity.

In other words, it’s OK to flame someone on a mailing list or in a blog as long as you do it under your real name. Thank Congress for small favors, I guess.

PS – I have a great $500/hour attorney who would be happy to take on anyone’s cases in regard to this area!

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

Barcelona 2006

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 7:45 am - January 11, 2006.
Filed under: Blogging

A very good family friend of mine is on a college semester in Barcelona. He will be blogging occassionally at Patrick The Platypus.

Tomas’ first posting is up, so please stop by and read it!

PatriotPartner and I are hoping to get to Barcelona to visit ThePlatypus sometime in late spring!

Link is fixed!

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

GayPatriot Family Expands

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 6:52 am - January 11, 2006.
Filed under: Blogging,General

We are having some growing pains here at GayPatriot. Dan and I are introducing the concept of “revolving bloggers” here at our happy home. There are a couple of reasons — it is nice to have as much new content all the time as possible, and we would both like to see some other viewpoints highlighted at GayPatriot.

So it is my pleasure to introduce our first “Revolving BlogPatriot” — Nick (aka ColoradoPatriot). Nick lives in Colorado, the Denver area to be more specific. He is a long-time Republican but identifies as a “small ‘l’ libertarian”. He believes in small government, strong defense, and expanded liberty.

More importantly, he brings to this blog a unique perspective: After having served about a decade active duty, he is currently a Reservist in the US Armed Forces. For reasons that should be understandable, we’re not going to give you too much detail about his work neither as a civilian nor with the Reserves, and hope the reader with excuse some level of secrecy and respect his privacy. Regardless, I believe he will shed light not only on the life of a gay military member, but also provide insight into a way of life that is foreign to many who read this blog. Look for his comments on DADT, gay marriage, and what he calls “the Left’s hijacking of the ‘gay agenda’”. Please feel free to challenge him as you do Dan and me, and Nick also invites you to contact him at ColoradoPatriot@hotmail.com (this email is also listed below mine and Dan’s in our right sidebar) with your comments or criticisms. Show him no mercy as he’s been briefed on what to expect. I’ll leave to him to share more with the readers of GayPatriot if and when he feels it’s appropriate or necessary, and to the degree he feels comfortable.

For now, please welcome, Nick – ColoradoPatriot!

-Bruce (GayPatriot)