Journey of a National Guard Soldier going Active

Monday, October 30, 2006

The Death of a President movie

I watched this movie just now and felt that I had to write down how I felt about this particular fulm.

I came into this movie with a bias that it was dispicable. How are you going to disgrace the position of the President of the United States in order to tell the story? He is a real life person, you don't know him, you haven't met him, all you know of is his policies and his simplicity when he speaks on TV.

I disagree with alot of things he's done since he came into office, I'm a registered democrat, I'm in the Army, with a year tour in Iraq. I even voted for Kerry, and yet right now I'm a big fan of John McCain. I'm in the middle of the road kinda guy

But still have respect for the position, and to him as a human being. It sure doesn't help that it's a Canadian Film, who has no legitimate insight on who he is.

It was a cheap attempt to stir up criticism and popularity for this film.

But then when the movie progressed on deeper than the infamous assasination, it showed a deep rooted troubling fear amongst all Americans, that in this day and age, we really might be willing to give up our inalienable liberties in order to seek comfort and the false sense of security. That we'd be able to look the other way just to feel safe.

It was "interesting" movie to watch. It's unfortunate that the message that this film conveyed was hidden underneath the need for the filmmakers to show his angst towards a certain person that he has no idea about.

In the end, the need to bring the real life President of the United States, such a once revered and respected position, into a film in this way, is abhorrent and reprehensible and pathetically self serving.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Army Dreamers
By Kate Bush

Our little Army Boy
Is coming home from B.F.P.O.
I've a bunch of purple flowers
To decorate a mammy's hero.

Mourning in the aerodrome,
The weather warmer, he is colder.
Four men in uniform
To carry home my little soldier.


What could he do?
Should have been a rock star,
But he didn't have the money for a guitar.
What could he do?

Should have been a politician,
But he never had a proper education.
What could he do?
Should have been a father.

But he never even made it to his twenties.
What a waste.
Army Dreamers.
Tears o'er a tin box,

Oh, Jesus Christ, he wasn't to know,
Like a chicken with a fox,
He cannot win the war with ego.
Give the kid the pick of pips,

And give him all your stripes and ribbons.
Now he's sitting in his hole,
He might as well have buttons and bows.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

I'm gonna be an Infantryman? What what what?


So I go to MEPS looking to be a Medic (68W) and somehow I come back with a 3 yr enlistment in the Infantry. I'm still trying to get with the 4/2 SBCT but there's gonna be alot of hurdles to go through to get it, cuz as of now, it's alll up to the needs of the Army. I'm surprised I even go a Bonus, being prior service and all.

I'm gonna be honest though, my ass is outta shape.

I. am. a. fat. turd.

So ya, I got 3 weeks to run like hell so when I get to AIT I'll be able to keep up with the newbies.

holy shit, my mom is gonna be piiiiissed.

my girls already pissed at me. hahaha. I told her that I was going up to be a medic. She tells me she doesn't want me to be infantry. Ok, ok, babe. I won't be

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Sooooooo I'm back

Guess who's back...

back again.

Yup. I've decided to go Active Duty. I spent almost a year here at home living a life of "normacly". Can't say I'm a big fan of it at this point in time. So I'm going Active for 3 years. I go up to MEPS tomorrow and we'll find out what I'll end up doing and where I'll be.