The_mall_1  Pretty much sums it up. When I was in Iraq, we heard that there was little to no news about the great things we were doing there at the time back in the states or even the town our base was in. Tragic! Your service members are forwardly deployed kicking ass and we go to work everyday wondering if it’s going to snow or some other “terrible” event is going to happen. Try a couple RPGs shot your way to ruin your day! Regardless of the news, remember, your warriors are doing great things abroad. Also, remember this long weekend those who have lost loved ones in the World Trade Center, Pentagon, Open Field and in the War on Terrorism!

There is word that a group of idiots are going to demonstrate at the Vietnam Memoriam Wall in DC. Boy, we have news for them. Its called the Patriot Guard Riders who swear they will remain between the idiots and the wall to ensure it doesn’t get vandalized like the Capital during the last demonstration. I think I will have to join them! Semper Fi- I will be the one with the “Doest Play Well With Others” t-shirt and C-Gar!
Semper Fi-Keep Attacking!!


  1. Keep up the good work Major. I sent you an email about a scout needing advise on how to send 100 care packs to Marines. For some reason I am having trouble with your website and email. No problem.

  2. > This is a letter written by an ordinary American to people in the
    > Armed Forces. Kind of puts things into perspective.
    > BY: Ben Stein, Open Letter
    > 02/02/2007
    > Dear Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, National Guard, Reservists,
    > in Iraq, in the Middle East theater, in Afghanistan, in the area near
    > Afghanistan, in any base anywhere in the world, and your families:
    > Let me tell you about why you guys own about 90 percent of the
    > backbone in the whole world right now and should be happy with
    > yourselves and proud of whom you are.
    > It was a dazzlingly hot day here in Rancho Mirage today. I did small
    > errands like going to the bank to pay my mortgage, finding a new bed
    > at a price I can afford, practicing driving with my new 5 wood, paying
    > bills for about two hours. I spoke for a long time to a woman who is
    > going through a nasty child custody fight. I got e-mails from a woman
    > who was fired today from her job for not paying attention. I read
    > about multi-billion-dollar mergers in Europe, Asia, and the Mideast. I
    > noticed how overweight I am, for the millionth time. In other words, I
    > did a lot of nothing.
    > Like every other American who is not in the armed forces family, I
    > basically just rearranged the deck chairs on the Titanic in my
    > trivial, self-important, meaningless way.
    > Above all, I talked to a friend of more than forty-three years who
    > told me he thought his life had no meaning because all he did was
    > count his money. And, friends in the armed forces, this is the story
    > of all of America today. We are doing nothing but treading water while
    > you guys carry on the life or death struggle against worldwide
    > militant Islamic terrorism. Our lives are about nothing: paying bills,
    > going to humdrum jobs, waiting until we can go to sleep and then do it
    > all again. Our most vivid issues are trivia compared with what you do
    > every day, every minute, every second.
    > Oprah Winfrey talks a lot about “meaning” in life. For her, “meaning”
    > is dieting and then having her photo on the cover of her magazine
    > every single month (surely a new world record for egomania). This is
    > not “meaning.”
    > – Meaning is doing for others.
    > – Meaning is risking your life for hers.
    > – Meaning is putting your bodies and families’ peace of mind on the
    > line to defeat some of the most evil, sick killers the world has ever
    > – Meaning is leaving the comfort of home to fight to make sure that
    > there still will be a home for your family and for your nation and for
    > free men and women everywhere.
    > Look, soldiers and Marines and sailors and airmen and Coast Guardsmen,
    > there are six billion people in this world. The whole fate of this
    > world turns on what you people, 1.4 million, more or less, do every
    > day. The fate of mankind depends on what about 2/100 of one percent of
    > the people in this world do every day and you are those people. And
    > joining you is every policeman, fireman, and Emergency Medical
    > Technician in the country, also holding back the tide of chaos.
    > Do you know how important you are? Do you know how indispensable you
    > are? Do you know how humbly grateful any of us who has a head on his
    > shoulders is to you? Do you know that if you never do another thing in
    > your lives, you will always still be heroes? That we could live
    > without Hollywood or Wall Street or the NFL, but we cannot live for a
    > week without you?
    > We are on our knees to you and we bless and pray for you every moment.
    > And Oprah Winfrey, if she were a size two, would not have one
    > millionth of your importance, and all of the Wall Street billionaires
    > will never mean what the least of you do, and if Barry Bonds hits
    > hundreds of home runs it would not mean as much as you going on one
    > patrol or driving one truck to the Baghdad airport.
    > You are everything to us, as we go through our little days, and you
    > are in the prayers of the nation and of every decent man and woman on
    > the planet. That’s who you are and what you mean. I hope you know that.
    > Love,
    > Ben Stein

  3. Thank goodness for the PGR and you! By the way, since the sale of your shirts, you may not be the only one wearing your shirt and smoking a ceegar.

  4. Thanks for posting Ben Stein’s open letter, Texasdillo.That really does put things in perspective.(I think we were posting at the same time there)

  5. Welcome Karen. There is a way to bypass blocks by site owners. I only post for our collective benefit. My only goal is to save Marines and soldiers. I will let other folks know how to bypass the net and use open source software. Else I would not be responding. Pain is my hero. Hadji is very stupid. The concept of open source software and improving on it is not in the mind of insurgents.

  6. Thanks to you and all the PGRs for honoring and protecting our VietNam Vets. RIP Ray Crull from Marshall, Michigan – among those remembered who gave his life for our country. Remembering also the many VietNam Vets who came home with lives forever changed and challenged by their experiences.
    Aa much as I hate the thought, the freedom for idiots to protest in idiotic ways is …. What’s the word I’m searching for?
    Stand tall at the wall, Major Pain.

  7. Just because I’m not “over there” doesn’t mean I’m not trying to do my part “over here”. I’ve been an Any Soldier supporter since they had fewer than 40 contacts, with our own Major Pain being the only Marine at that point in time. He was one of my first pen pals, when he was in Afghanistan. More recently, I joined up with Soldiers’ Angels, whose focus is a bit more broad. Then, this week, I signed up over at The Victory Caucus , starting out with participating in a campaign to tell Congress to do the right thing, to support our President, our troops, and their mission.
    We all have the choice to either be part of the problem or to be part of the solution. Make the right choice – choose to be part of the solution. Get involved!

  8. Amen, Miss Ladybug! I’m often frustrated that there aren’t more people doing their part to counter the effects of all the negative things our guys overseas are hearing. This post makes me want to cry.
    I strongly encourage ANYONE with similar feelings to get involved with Soldiers’ Angels — if, like me, your finances are tight, at least join the Letter Writing Team. It only costs 39 cents and a few minutes of your time to make a soldier smile. 🙂

  9. ALL-
    Good shit! Thank you all for stopping by and shedding some light on the idiots out there. They are like bugs and run when you expose them! texasdillo Email me if you can or simply, flip on the “Bat Signal” I’ll come swooping!

  10. LOL Just where is this “bat signal” and can we all flip the switch?! come swooping–that was a funny!
    I get frustrated, too, when I try to get people who have deeper pockets than I do to get involved with AnySoldier.

  11. Miss Ladybug you’re so right and I hope Ben Stein will get involved and do more than write a great ltr.
    There are many thousands of us that work thru anysoldier; MarineCorpsMoms (we just did Xmas for about 17,000 Marines plus others in the other branches)plus ongoing projects thru the year; the Wounded Warrior program; donations to anysoldier and the lap top program, Soldier’s Angels, etc. etc. I’m not rich but I choose to spend my $ where my heart is. I’ve gotten many friends, businesses, banks, involved in town. We’re out there all across the nation, just ask the Post Offices!
    The troops know they have support, the media just doesn’t want to acknowledge it or all the great things the troops have accomplished!

  12. Bin Laden, who was in his country, attacked and damaged our Pentagon, and killed our soldiers right out here at the Pentagon. But his pentagon no longer exists. It is rubble.

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