With Regret Via My Mother – Sadly, So True!


America idolized and memorialized Whitney Houston, yet looked the
other way concerning her well-known substance abuse and tumultuous
life with singer Bobby Brown.
Charlie Sheen is 45 and his story is all over the news because he is a
Substance abuser, an adulterer, sexually promiscuous and obnoxious.

Lindsay Lohan is 24 and her story is all over the news because she is a
Celebrity drug addict and thief.

Something as frivolous as Kim Kardashian’s stupid wedding [and
Short-lived marriage] was shoved down our throats like they count for
something, WHILE……..

Justin Allen 23
Brett Linley 29
Matthew Weikert 29
Justus Bartett 27
Dave Santos 21
Jesse Reed 26
Matthew Johnson 21
Zachary Fisher 24
Brandon King 23
Christopher Goeke 23
And Sheldon Tate 27…

Are all Marines who gave their lives last month for us. There is no
Media for them; not even a mention of their names.

Young Men who most likely came from rural America seeking a chance
To better themselves and to serve this county.

14 thoughts on “With Regret Via My Mother – Sadly, So True!

  1. What a terrible oversight from the media. The druggies and misbehavers get the front page exposure, while our brave and proud military men and women die for our country. There’s no excuse for this!!!

    1. No, Wendy, there most certainly is not!! That’s why I make sure that every time I get one of these from my Mother or nephew (who served one tour in the Middle East), I make sure to post them. Sadly, the media should do more!! Thanks for your comments. Blessings, Terri


  2. I agree, our news should be filled with reminders of theses great men and women and the price of freedom….one that they paid so we could watch the TV! Great reminder, great post

    1. I would agree with you if we were fighting a defensive war which America hasn’t fought since wwii and even then Japan was provoked into bombing pearl harbor by the American govt of the time. Our wars of agression in the middle east would not have been necessary had the neo-cons heeded the advice of Washington and not chosen to throw our weight around the world thus provoking the attacks on 9/11.

      1. I agree with your thoughts on this, but it is also obvious that no matter if the war is defensive or not, or who put the war plan to action and why, there were still men and women that lost their lives, parents who lost children, wives and husbands who lost their mates, and children who lost their moms and dads, the list goes on, and they should be recognized for their efforts and their beliefs for their country. I am sure half the soldiers who were shipped out were not in favor of it, nor agree with the reason behind it, but it still did not prevent the loss of their lives…. I just think it would be nice to hold their names in a little more reverence and remembrance, and have more support for their grieving families on a more public venue, like the media.

      2. Thanks Celeste for your thoughts. I think so too. I get so tired of the media focusing on celebrities and not on what really matters. Smiles, Terri


    2. Amen to that! Also, there are a great many stories that do not get reported because of their obsession with celebrities; such as the everyday heroes that put themselves in harms way to save others; firefighters, EMT, etc. Where are those stories? Smiles, Terri


  3. The real question is: Are those who promote and support our current wars of aggression in the middle east just as willing to sacrifice their daughters and call them hero’s for throwing away their lives as they are willing to sacrifice their sons?

  4. Celeste…

    That’s the known risk one takes when they join the military which is voluntary these days. Nor do I think that after the Jessica Lynch fiasco {an incompetent soldier – her gun had been so poorly maintained that it was jammed and couldn’t have been fired} whom the media promoted as a hero. After swallowing hook, line and sinker the lies told them by the Pentagon while ignoring the true hero’s of that convoy who risked their lives by killing the Iraqis shooting on the convoy. Will be as willing to make that same mistake in the future by glorifying the deaths of those who have chosen to live by the sword.

    1. Wow, David, you are really stirred up today aren’t you! I haven’t responded to you yet because I wasn’t sure if I wanted to enter into this discussion with you right now or not 😦 You have valid points and then there are some that I take offense to. But I, in all fairness, have given you your two cents. And I will respectfully leave it at that. I still love you even though we disagree on some points 🙂 Blessings, Terri


  5. Terri…

    Right after 9/11 there was talk about bringing back the draft and at the time I was concerned because my son was right around the age to be caught up in a draft for a war that I not only didn’t agree with but was provoked by the actions of our military and political interference in the middle east. When I expressed my concerns about the possibility of my son being drafted and killed in the war one of my coworkers who has both a daughter and a step daughter poo pooed my concerns and made out like it wouldn’t be a big deal for that to happen to my son.

    Hence I am very easily offended by those who would willingly and for no good reason whatsoever send my own son to his death in a war they defend and promote while their own privileged daughters sit safe and secure here at home.

    I am not a optimist nor a pessimist but a realist which simply means that I see things as they really are and call the shots accordingly. If you’ll notice that since our military is all volunteer none of the children of the elites of the financial and political classes serve in the military or are willing to risk their own lives. Also when the war is all said and done our country will worship the dead as hero’s while the survivors will be forgotten, shoved aside, abandoned and perhaps reviled. Instead of being taken care of by a nation grateful for their sacrifice. Indeed that is already happening today.

    1. Okay, David, I can go with you on that one. I would not want my son or daughter to be drafted, ever, nor would I want them to die in a war period. I grew up during Vietnam, had friends whose brothers/uncles were drafted, my brothers sweated their draft numbers coming up, etc. War is an ugly business in any way shape or form. blessings, Terri


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