VETERANS DAY HANGOVER FROM PELOSILAND
Saturday November 11, 2006, Betty, bless her patriotic soul, and I went to the Lakeland, Florida Veterans Day
Parade. As a former USAR grunt, (1964-1970) I went mainly to stand in the roadway and pop the snappiest salutes
that I could perform to every Vet that marched by.
To my amazement about one third of the groups marching were High School JROTC units. I had a problem saluting
16 & 17 year olds two generations my junior. But I did jag a few of their sponsors, officers and non-coms alike.
I tried to look into the eyes of each one of those passing youths (sorry, I don’t know how to spell it the way Rush
Limbaugh and Jocelyn say it). But I was constantly distracted to their posture. Spines ramrod straight, doing their
best to demonstrate pride, discipline, and respect in their body language. There was the occasional facial zit, but
we’ve all had ‘em right?
Now, today, I hear that the San Francisco school board will banish JROTC from their system next year because they
desire to be a system of peace not war. One of the board members said “students are impressionable at this age
and we don’t want them influenced by this culture of war.” I presume that showing them condom fitting, in the
classroom, to prevent STD transmission, in the gay community, makes little impression on their young mush.
Pelosi’s troops are on the march.
Editor in Chief