Proud to say I helped save lives in the ER of the 29th MASH in Nam…But lost too many. Average age: 19. Gained more experience than any old man should ever have…knew which ones would die as they were wheeled through the door. Learned to lie: “This is your ticket home. Whatya gonna do as a civie?” Terry: “Rock Star”, Paul: “Movie Star”, Orin: “Win a Pulitzer”, Darrin, “Comedian”. Most people make a bucket list when they retire…Made mine at 20: Chase the dreams of fallen heroes. With zero talent I sang “Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-To-Die” (1-2-3, What are we fighting for?”) at Barstow’s Beacon Bowl, 2 lines on Love American Style, self published books, guest comedy artist (?) on Dr Demento show. But my list is still so long and I’ve failed so many times. Couldn’t fake my way into sports. I remember Kevin: “Is my leg OK? I got a shot at the NBA if my legs are good.” Phantom limb http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phantom_limb… Still felt toes…right foot in a boot on bloody floor. Speechless. What would you say to Kevin? On Veterans Day I ask, “What did we win in Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq?” Was it worth it? You saw the numbers, I saw the faces.
Is it just me or do you find the new GOP logo/ mascot disturbing…a desperate attempt to attract Low-Information young voters? Do the Greedy Obstructionist Plutocrats think American young voters are that dumb?