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Old 07-05-2010, 12:34 AM
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The First Lady is asking 100 percent of Americans to support the brave men and women in uniform and their families back home. Here are some things you can do in your community to get started:

* Stay informed about the activities and concerns of military families in your community and across the nation;
* Take time out to get to know and express appreciation to military families;
* Help ensure military families have the opportunity to share their stories and voice their concerns in your community;
* Help ensure the places where you work, worship, and participate in community life connect their activities to addressing military families’ unique challenges; and
* Identify opportunities in your communities to tap into the unique skills, experience and commitment to service our military families display each day.
A message from the First Lady: Supporting Our Military Families | The White House

A side note: Today was also Malia's birthday! Happy Birthday, Malia! You're in good company.
The U.S., my mom, and Pat!

God Bless Our Troops.
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With a great deal of respect for those who are and those who have served this country, once again a specific group of people are being selected for special attention.

Why?

If you are already a good human who cares for your fellow man, you have done these things. You see those in need of support and you lend it.

Those who need to be told to do these things, won't be doing them anyway.

To me, it's like a day that is sunny and nice, and someone says, see, I brought you sunshine and nice weather. Aren't I great?
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With a great deal of respect for those who are and those who have served this country, once again a specific group of people are being selected for special attention.

Why?

If you are already a good human who cares for your fellow man, you have done these things. You see those in need of support and you lend it.

Those who need to be told to do these things, won't be doing them anyway.

To me, it's like a day that is sunny and nice, and someone says, see, I brought you sunshine and nice weather. Aren't I great?
That's just ridiculous.
What do you have against singling out groups of people for "special attention" by the first lady? Is it just this first lady? Or are you saying in general no specific group should be pointed out for praise.....BUT it's OK to single out......say....the Democrats all the time to bash over every single thing they do including breathing....or the "Liberals" for paranoid fantasies of Marxist take overs, or the "Illegals" for whatever it is you guys blame them for..oh yeah, that's right...JUST being illegaly in the country. Not because their Mexican. That was in the old days back in the 20s when racism existed, but it's gone today so now we critisize the Gay community for their social agenda or Judges for their activism behind the bench.

I gotta tellya Gottago....I'm not getting your post. And your wrong, just being a good human does NOT mean you've "done these things" as in just supporting the troops. During a time of war it is essential to remind good people not to forget.
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A good way to show support is to contribute to Oliver North's Freedom Fund. It helps with college tuition for the children of fallen military personal.
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I think it's great that the First Lady is stressing how important it is to support military families. That said, I know from personal experience that not all of us who have family members in the military want or expect anyone to make a fuss over our contribution to the greater cause. All I ask is for personally is for the government to give our troops the tools they need to kick our enemies ass so fiercely that the terrorist bastards are swimming in their own blood.

Talk is cheap if it's coming from a politicians mouth where support for our troops and their families are concerned if their policies don't reflect their rhetoric.
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That's just ridiculous.
What do you have against singling out groups of people for "special attention" by the first lady? Is it just this first lady? Or are you saying in general no specific group should be pointed out for praise.....BUT it's OK to single out......say....the Democrats all the time to bash over every single thing they do including breathing....or the "Liberals" for paranoid fantasies of Marxist take overs, or the "Illegals" for whatever it is you guys blame them for..oh yeah, that's right...JUST being illegaly in the country. Not because their Mexican. That was in the old days back in the 20s when racism existed, but it's gone today so now we critisize the Gay community for their social agenda or Judges for their activism behind the bench.

I gotta tellya Gottago....I'm not getting your post. And your wrong, just being a good human does NOT mean you've "done these things" as in just supporting the troops. During a time of war it is essential to remind good people not to forget.
I'm way over ANYONE singling out specific groups for attention, not just from this First Lady. I couldn't care leass who puts it out there.

I don't single out one group to favor, I don't single out one group to denigrate. I am tired of those who think one group or another should receive special consideration, or bail outs, or persecution. Each case on it's own merits. I don't care what color you are, race, creed, religion or sexual orientation.

If you are a decent human being, work for a living, support yourself and your family, pay your taxes and care about your fellow man without encroachment upon others, then all is well.

I don't need or want anybody to tell me who to support, and how to do it.

I give my full respect to those who make up our military, past and present. But does this mean I should ignore others who also need "support", or assistance, or caring? Do I need someone to tell me to do these things? No.

I don't know who you reference as being "you guys". Apparently your paintbrush is wide to include a statement as such. Perhaps when you learn a bit more about me from my posts, you will see why your statement does not fit.
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I'm way over ANYONE singling out specific groups for attention, not just from this First Lady. I couldn't care leass who puts it out there.

I don't single out one group to favor, I don't single out one group to denigrate. I am tired of those who think one group or another should receive special consideration, or bail outs, or persecution. Each case on it's own merits. I don't care what color you are, race, creed, religion or sexual orientation.

If you are a decent human being, work for a living, support yourself and your family, pay your taxes and care about your fellow man without encroachment upon others, then all is well.

I don't need or want anybody to tell me who to support, and how to do it.

I give my full respect to those who make up our military, past and present. But does this mean I should ignore others who also need "support", or assistance, or caring? Do I need someone to tell me to do these things? No.

I don't know who you reference as being "you guys". Apparently your paintbrush is wide to include a statement as such. Perhaps when you learn a bit more about me from my posts, you will see why your statement does not fit.
That is quite possible. But going from just your posts I am not convinced. It will take time to see each members enteraction and opinion, but no one is telling you who to support...and what makes a "Decent Human being"?

I hope you live up to your posts, but I still do not get your original post or the last one. You say you are tired of singling out but then say "case by case" basis. So you still do single out, but you just do it on a case by case basis. That is what everyone does unless they are lumping.

It is possible I am painting with a broad brush....but you should see the detail I can manage with the proper consistancy of pigment! LOL!
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That is quite possible. But going from just your posts I am not convinced. It will take time to see each members enteraction and opinion, but no one is telling you who to support...and what makes a "Decent Human being"?

I hope you live up to your posts, but I still do not get your original post or the last one. You say you are tired of singling out but then say "case by case" basis. So you still do single out, but you just do it on a case by case basis. That is what everyone does unless they are lumping.

It is possible I am painting with a broad brush....but you should see the detail I can manage with the proper consistancy of pigment! LOL!
Group affiliation. ALL men. ALL women. All heterosexuals. ALL gays/lesbians. ALL democrats. ALL republicans. And so forth.

Each PERSON/CASE on it's own merits. Bailing out certain industries as "too big to fail" while other industries flounder. And by what right does tax payer money go to private industry? If we can give billions to corporations that CONTINUE on the same path, then how about the little guys? The whole bailout/TARP is a boon to the buddies and no others, for the long term. The first bailout, or the rest. How about just cutting income taxes, and the economy would be stimulated plenty. No, we must take care of the Favored Ones.

The First Lady is saying these are the things you can do to support the military, as if people have to be told. Not just don't forget to support the military. Micro-managing, IMO.

I feel the current admin has taken to doing just that - trying to micro-manage peoples lives. Hey, some may want or need that, but the general populace doesn't.

I don't need the government to tell me who to support, how to live my life, how to save for my retirement (HA!) when I can spend the money I've earned, or what to spend it on, who to provide charity to.

Decent Human: Supports themselves and their family, pays taxes, does not encroach on others, harms no one and no thing.
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With a great deal of respect for those who are and those who have served this country, once again a specific group of people are being selected for special attention.

Why?

If you are already a good human who cares for your fellow man, you have done these things. You see those in need of support and you lend it.

Those who need to be told to do these things, won't be doing them anyway.

To me, it's like a day that is sunny and nice, and someone says, see, I brought you sunshine and nice weather. Aren't I great?
"Good" people knew it was wrong to litter our highways and byways, but when Ladybird Johnson chose to "Keep America Beautiful", she used her influence and position to inspire millions of people to change the way they acted; to be better individuals while doing something astoundingly good for the country.

In the olden days first ladies seldom worked outside the home before the Presidency came into their lives. Most wives of successful men did charity work. Some of them brought their favorite charities to the forefront during the Whitehouse years . Some chose one after they got to that point.


The highest position for raising awareness in this country is through the example of a First Lady. And the time and thought in helping our fellows or in calling attention to a worthy cause, is an effort we as Americans are proud she has the moral character to give.
At least this American is proud.
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"Good" people knew it was wrong to litter our highways and byways, but when Ladybird Johnson chose to "Keep America Beautiful", she used her influence and position to inspire millions of people to change the way they acted; to be better individuals while doing something astoundingly good for the country.

In the olden days first ladies seldom worked outside the home before the Presidency came into their lives. Most wives of successful men did charity work. Some of them brought their favorite charities to the forefront during the Whitehouse years . Some chose one after they got to that point.


The highest position for raising awareness in this country is through the example of a First Lady. And the time and thought in helping our fellows or in calling attention to a worthy cause, is an effort we as Americans are proud she has the moral character to give.
At least this American is proud.
I have no issue with "Help Keep American Beautiful"..... it is to the benefit of this country. I do have issue with picking and choosing among citizens of this country to "highlight"..... you want better education for ALL students. Remember our military. Yes, all good, worthwhile causes.

But when you start getting into how to do it, or specifics such as "the inner city child" education issues. Hey, the country child needs just as much encouragement. Do this or that to support our military. Why, is what I'm doing not worthwhile?

It's already being done by those who are going to be doing it in the first place. The rest won't bother no matter what you tell them.
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