Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Lindsay Lohan who?

This was posted on Facebook today by one of my favorite people...

Lindsey Lohan who? I cant believe the news coverage being given to a spoiled 20-something yr old!!! Here are a few 20 year-olds worth knowing about: Justin Allen 23, Brett Linley 29, Matt Weikert 29, Justus Bartett 27, Dave Santos 21, Chase Stanley 21, Jesse Reed 26, Matthew King 23, & Sheldon Tate 27. These 20-somethings gave their lives for you this week...

This pretty much puts in a nutshell how sick our media in the USA is. I still don't know if it is the media's fault or if they are just a reflection of our poor cultural reality. Yet...I do believe if media was more responsible and professional, they would focus our attentions on the important issues of our wars, economy and real crimes...versus blathering incessantly about how some druggie, lost, Hollywood wanna-be starlet is unhappy serving her 90 day jail time for being a constant embarrassment to the image of American women everywhere.

It is amazing to me how little attention is being paid to our wars and military actions world wide. The common American has no clue what is going on with their country's conflicts or where our military is deployed. We even have recent deployments here in the south of Panama in the Darien jungles...helping train Panamanians and eradicate FARC guerrillas who are crossing over to Panama seeking shelter from the Colombian forces.

Politically, I would rather see the USA use the military for "defense" of our own borders and true interests versus being mired down in Afghanistan or the un-winnable drug war. Yet, it behooves every true American to support the young men and women who are serving our government's whims since they are only following orders as they are trained and under oath to perform.

May God bless them...and get them out of harms way soon! Lindsay should be sent to Afghanistan for a year or so to find out what REAL problems for women are all about.

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