I have many pics of what went down this weekend but I forgot my usb cord for my camera at home......duh on me. But I will put them up later tonight when I get out of here.
But what I want to post here is a little bit of a political rant and bitch about what we all know but are still unsure what to do with it. It is like being shown the promise land but able to figure out the passcode to get in. I kinda stole this from someones blog I read...thanks Tom....but I dont think he will mind, hell I am getting out the word and that is all that matters. Please take a momment to read:
"I think the vast differences in compensation between victims of the September 11 casualty and those who die serving our country in Uniform are profound. No one is really talking about it either, because you just don't criticize anything having to do with September 11. Well, I can't let the numbers pass by because it says something really disturbing about the entitlement mentality of this country. If you lost a family member in the September 11 attack, you're going to get an average of $1,185,000. The range is a minimum guarantee of $250,000, all the way up to $4.7 million.
If you are a surviving family member of an American soldier killed in action, the first check you get is a $6,000 direct death benefit, half of which is taxable.
Next, you get $1,750 for burial costs. If you are the surviving spouse, you get $833 a month until you remarry. And there's a payment of $211 per month for each child under 18. When the child hits 18, those payments come to a screeching halt.
Keep in mind that some of the people who are getting an average of $1.185 million up to $4.7 million are complaining that it's not enough. Their deaths were tragic, but for most, they were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. Soldiers put themselves in harms way FOR ALL OF US, and they and their families know the dangers.
We also learned over the weekend that some of the victims from the Oklahoma City bombing have started an organization asking for the same deal that the September 11 families are getting. In addition to that, some of the families of those bombed in the embassies are now asking for compensation as well.
You see where this is going, don't you? Folks, this is part and parcel of over 50 years of entitlement politics in this country. It's just really sad. Every time a pay raise comes up for the military, they usually receive next to nothing of a raise. Now the green machine is in combat in the Middle East while their families have to survive on food stamps and live in low-rent housing. Make sense?
However, our own U.S. Congress voted themselves a raise. Many of you don't know that they only have to be in Congress one time to receive a pension that is more than $15,000 per month.
And most are now equal to being millionaires plus. They do not receive Social Security on retirement because they didn't have to pay into the system. If some of the military people stay in for 20 years and get out as an E-7, they may receive a pension of $1,000 per month, and the very people who placed them in harm's way receives a pension of $15,000 per month.
I would like to see our elected officials pick up a weapon and join ranks before they start cutting out benefits and lowering pay for our sons and daughters who are now fighting.
When do we finally do something about this?"
Now for me this is common sense falling short on being common.....Yes 911 was horrible but those who died did not go there with the notion they might give up thier lives for thier country. People in the military know in the back of thier minds they are all disposable heros and at any momment they could be called to war and that they may die. With nothing more than a pretty flag given to thier loved ones and a form leter with a stamped signurature saying how sorry the country is to have lost another one. But it also applies to firemen and police men, while poloticians refuse to anny up the money for these departments for raises and new equipment they go without. But these are the ppl they will call in thier hour of need to thier million dollar homes. But maybe then they will pass a bill to give more when it is thier stuff burning to the ground because the firetruck broke down on route to help them or with a little luck it will be them getting a good old fasihon beat down and no cop in site. You always get what u pay for, you had out shit and shit is all you will get back.
But that is my rant for the day, like I said come back later for some interestings pics that have nothing to do with policits or death.