1) maybe that one guy who says he's the father of anna nicole smith's baby is telling the truth. I've been thinking that I've never seen a man so persistent to be someone's father. All the men that I've known have been reluctant, especially if they don't think the baby is theirs. He's sending presents/buying toys. He seems to want to be the father. Makes sense... (stupid post?)
heavy political/war thought so don't read if you like Dick Cheney.
2) I passed a blog that made a statement: basically "I don't understand how you can say 'I don't support the war but I support the troops'"
I've been thinking about it all day. Is that really an oxymoron type statement? I don't support the war and I've said "but I support the troops". Would it be better if I said "well I don't support them either. I wish they would die"? (insensitive?) I'm trying to think about it logically- these guys are following orders, getting shot at, bombed, and basically not living the life I live cozy in Malibu. I've seen stories of men who don't even know their children because they've been fighting. So if I say "I support the troops" (girls included), I guess I mean "I don't agree with the war but they are following orders and I just pray that more return home safe and emotionally/physically unscathed by this war." I know there are wives who have husbands fighting- when it's so close to home, how can you not feel like you should support the cause that your husband is fighting. But is it really his cause? Even if it is his cause and even if he believes, as I'm sure many do, that us being in Iraq is the right thing to do, I don't agree. I don't think killing people is right. I can't support that. If that means I'm not supporting soldiers under that definition, then the definition of "support" is retarded.
It's just aggravating that there are billions of US dollars missing, sent to help restart Iraq, and the guys making the decisions are sitting comfortable in the leather chairs of D.C., while millions of people- patriots, thrill-seekers, guys who saw the army as a way to get into college, people who truly believe they are protecting the US- these guys and the millions of Iraqis we don't really talk about, are all trying to survive in the desert and to not get bombed or shot at/lose a limb/lose a best friend/lose someone loved.
It might sound idealistic or cliche, but prayer for peace and prayer for the safety of these troops and the Iraqis, is a mighty weapon. Jesus said "put down your sword". You can't pick and choose.