24 December 2009

Merry Christmas to the Troops

I just read a column by Rich Lowry on National Review Online about a green Christmas. Basically, he pokes fun at the environmental fanatics who are heatedly debating whether a natural or an artificial tree generates more carbon.

You'll have to go to National Review yourself to find out the dramatic answer to which is more eco-friendly.

While folks ponder the best way to have an environmentally friendly Christmas, other, less selfish and less sanctimonious people are having a green Christmas of their own-- in the Army uniform. Let us not forget that it is basically the American Soldier who is keeping us from worrying about other stuff, like whether the guy next to us at the Christmas tree store has a bomb strapped to his chest.

Men and women in uniform are all over the globe, keeping the fight away from us here at home, so we can enjoy the freedoms of our great country.

Unless you have served away from your family for an extended period of time, it is difficult to understand what it is like to be away during the holidays. I wish all servicemembers serving abroad right now, and their families, a safe and enjoyable Christmas.

Please remember them as you enjoy your holidays.

And Santa doesn't really care how much carbon you emit.


  1. Babe, I'm really happy you are home to celebrate this Christmas with us. To the soldiers out there, we wish you and your family a very merry Christmas - wherever that may be.

    We love you all!

  2. Stowell,
    Thanks for the well wishes and keeping us in your thoughts. Luckily I got a great present a few days ago, the beginning of our RIP/TOA! The only thing that could top that would be an autographed copy of your book! Thanks again, Merry Christmas.

    Spc. Tyler Lasure

  3. A RIP-TOAs is an awesome gift if you're on the right end of it!

  4. Merry Christmas and thank you to all who serve or have served!

  5. Santa is pissed that we are emitting so much carbon is Afghanistan. He told me so. And I mean PISSED!