Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Nanny State

This is just too stupid; the Nanny State is in too much control:
U.S. refuses `Any Wounded Soldier' mail
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Hundreds of thousands of holiday cards and letters thanking wounded American troops for their sacrifice and wishing them well never reach their destination. They are returned to sender or thrown away unopened.

Since the Sept. 11 attacks and the anthrax scare, the Pentagon and the Postal Service have refused to deliver mail addressed simply to "Any Wounded Soldier" for fear terrorists or opponents of the war might send toxic substances or demoralizing messages.

"Are we going to forget our soldiers because we are running in fear?" Fena D'Ottavio asked.

Apparently, grown adults, our true warriors, must be shielded from the slightest possibility of nasty words.

Better that not a single one gets the thanks from half a million ordinary Americans, than one might see something on paper that is no different than the venom that flows from the media every day!

How noble of the Nanny State!

How pathetic!

Here's someone with an idea:
Some groups are offering to forward mail to the troops. Aides to Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., are offering to accept letters, screen them through the U.S. Capitol mail operation, and get them to members of the armed forces.


Anonymous troglodyte said...

That "baby-killer" rhetoric is a leftover Vietnam-era myth. Are we ever going to get past the simplistic divisiveness of support-the-war-or-hate-the-troops? Guess not. This sounds much more like they're simply too lazy to sort through the volume of mail, and the handy scapegoat of Raging Liberals is just too good to pass up. For the record, many of us who oppose the war have family and friends in combat right now, and we want them HOME, SAFE. It is possible to respect the men and women who are doing their jobs while not being so thrilled with their commander-in-chief. Right now more people oppose the war than support it....so the list of suspects is 2/3 of the country??

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to finish my fan letter to Jane Fonda before I head to the mall to tell all the little kids waiting in line to see Santa that he isn't real.

11:44 PM, December 11, 2007  
Anonymous DanNY said...

If you can get your cards to troops overseas in a larger envelope or box you can mail them up to Thursday Dec 13th to:

Honoring Heroes at the Holidays c/o
The Soldiers’, Sailors’, Marines’ and Airman’s Club
283 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10016

MoveAmericaForward.org will be in NYC on the 16th and will take thousands of cards with them to Iraq!


Dan Maloney
NY State Coordinator
Gathering of Eagles

8:37 AM, December 12, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You people make me sick. "Oh why oh why can't we send our letters...". Listen you dumb housewives with nothing better to do than watch soap operas and form opinions on things you have no idea about. Those troops who you make such a big deal appreciating are already wounded. You think they want to come home completely dead after traveling 4000 miles to the desert in a foreign land? You fools. Our troops deserve our utmost respect and thanks but what they do not need is a bunch of uneducated Desperate Housewives trying to play the artsy fartsy game and get mad and start blogging when it could be a security threat. Hmmmm 2001, oh yeah ANTHRAX, and that wasn't even a taliban terrorist. Come on people, the troops get the news and the internet like everyone else. There are other ways to thank them if we cannot do this. Stop whinning all the time, that doesn't get us out of IRAQ.

nate j. dallas, tx

8:59 AM, December 12, 2007  
Blogger The_Bad said...

“That “baby-killer” rhetoric is a leftover Vietnam-era myth.”

Excrement. Don’t try to rewrite history. There’s no myth about it. Just because you read “The Spitting Image” doesn’t make you the foremost authority on whether or not Vietnam vets were spat upon and called baby-killers. They were. Lots of them.

“Are we ever going to get past the simplistic divisiveness of support-the-war-or-hate-the-troops?”

You tell me. I have yet to see any anti-war liberal show actual support for the men and women in uniform. By the way, just saying you support them isn’t actually support – its lip service.

Be quiet now so the adults can speak.

“You people make me sick” ... “you dumb housewives” ... “You fools” ... “uneducated Desperate Housewives”

I’m guessing that Nate was abused by his mother. He seems to have serious rage issues towards women who take on the incredibly difficult job of raising a family. Your condescension and bile do no credit to your already feeble argument.

“Stop whinning (sic) all the time, that doesn’t get us out of IRAQ.”

Agreed. Follow your own advice: quit your whining and let our military get out of Iraq the correct way – victorious. In case you haven’t noticed by the lack of news coverage, we are winning.

1:04 PM, December 12, 2007  
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1:34 PM, December 12, 2007  
Blogger The_Bad said...

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5:14 PM, December 13, 2007  
Blogger The Alley Lady said...

So well said!! I couldn't agree more. The other question that we have to ask....

If the mail to the soldiers is at risk for such as anthrax, would'nt the entire mail system be exposed?

Of course no one wants a soldier to get a nasty card but there has to be a way around that or just let them all know that if there is a bad card that they should make fun of it and hang them all up on a wall and laugh at them!!! Turn the nastiness around and laugh. It is our soldiers that are protecting us!!! They know it, we know it...so laugh at those idiots that don't realize that the freedom they enjoy-writing a nasty card-is insured by the guy laying in the hospital bed!!!

8:40 AM, January 18, 2008  

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