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Please Thank Our Troops This Christmas

As we are all scurrying around to parties and gift-buying binges, please take some time to do something for our volunteer men and women serving in the US Armed Forces all around the world.

We are in a generational and ideological struggle between Western democratic liberal ideals and radical Islamic fascism. Our troops are on the front lines of this war in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Phillipines, Africa, and many other hot spots in this worldwide struggle.

From are some great ideas of how you can contribute time and/or treasure to honor our servicemen and women. (SUPPORT THE TROOPS!)

One of my personal favorite pro-military organizations is Soldier’s Angels.

Soldiers’ Angels was started by a self-described ordinary mother of an ordinary young man turned hero, Sgt. Brandon Varn. Brandon was deployed in Iraq and has since honorably completed his mission and has returned back to his proud and loving family.

In the summer of 2003, he wrote home expressing his concern that some soldiers did not receive any mail or support from home. Being a caring and loving mother, she decided not to allow a situation like that to continue. She contacted a few friends and extended family to ask if they would write to a soldier or two. Within a few short months, Soldiers’ Angels went from a mother writing a few extra letters to an Internet Community with thousands of angels worldwide.

After all, how can you say “no” to a group of American military moms?!?! I’ve donated to Soldier’s Angels today as I have each Christmastime.

Please do something this holiday season to support our volunteer military and remind them that the American people stand behind them here at home!

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

I Am So OVER 2007…

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 11:00 am - December 16, 2007.
Filed under: Blogging,Health & medical

I want to apologize for seeming to drop off the face of the blogosphere the past couple of weeks.   Thank goodness we’ve had the Diva Contest to keep the GayPatriot engines pumping!

Anyway, a couple of personal housekeeping notes to get out there.   PatriotMom (who is also a sometimes commenter) recently had surgery and I wanted to focus on her health last week, obviously.  She is recovering quite well and back to her rascally ways in her retirement community in South Carolina.  *grin*    (PS — I urged her to move to SC earlier this year so she can do her part to defeat US Senator Lindsey Graham in 2008!)

Get better, Mom!   We love ya.    xoxoxo

Now for me…. I’ve lived with various kinds of back pain since I was in my late teens.  The latest iteration has been an increasing lower back pain problem.  I obviously assumed it was the horrible seats on US Airways due to my weekly job-related travel.

The pain was getting so bad this year that six months ago I got an MRI… but wasn’t told the results until a few weeks ago (right before vacation).  The result was that I have a cyst on a nerve root, plus extensive lower back arthritis.  This coming week I will be starting six weeks of physical therapy, plus an assorted variety of back injections to kill the pain and inflammation.

I just wanted everyone to know!   I have a lot of stuff I want to blog about, but I’m going to take it as it comes since when my back acts up I don’t feel like doing much of anything.

Hopefully we will still be having our Election Night LIVE BlogTalkRadio Show on January 3rd for the Iowa Caucuses!   Stay tuned for more details on that.

For now… signing off.  Hopefully I’ll be back later this week.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)