Wednesday Heroes

Cpl.Jason E. MeierCpl. Jason E. Meier

From Arlington, Wisconsin
1st Team, 3rd Squad, 3rd Platoon, Bravo Battery, 3rd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion, Marine Wing Support Group 37 (Reinforced), 3rd Marine Air Wing (Forward)

Cpl. Jason E. Meier plays soccer with an Iraqi boy during humanitarian efforts while on a Mounted Combat Patrol in the Al Anbar Province of Iraq, November 8, 2006. Meier is the vehicle commander for 1st Team, 3rd Squad, 3rd Platoon, Bravo Battery, 3rd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion, Marine Wing Support Group 37 (Reinforced), 3rd Marine Air Wing (Forward). He is an Arlington, Wis., native.

These brave men and women risk their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.

We Have Every Right To Dream Heroic Dreams.
Those Who Say That We’re In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don’t Know Where To Look

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Justice Maybe…

Seven guards and a nurse have been charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child in the death of Martin Lee Anderson, the 14-year-old boy who died in January a day after he entered a Bay County juvenile boot camp.

State Attorney Mark Ober, special prosecutor in the case, today announced the charges against the seven, who are being arrested this morning.

Charged are Henry Dickens, Charles Enfinger, Patrick Garrett, Raymond Hauck, Charles Helms Jr., Henry McFadden Jr., Kristin Schmidt and Joseph Walsh II, according to a filing Ober made today in state circuit court in Bay County.

“We hope at the end of the day justice will be served and at the end of the day the Martin Lee Anderson family will have the answers to the questions they deserve,” said Gov. Jeb Bush this morning.

Ober’s charges said in part the defendants, “did cause the death of Martin Lee Anderson by culpable negligence, without lawful justification or excuse, by neglecting Martin Lee Anderson by failure or omission to provide Martin Lee Anderson with care, supervision or services necessary to maintain his physical or mental health …”

The announcement comes almost 11 months after Martin Lee Anderson collapsed on the exercise yard at the Bay County sheriff’s boot camp in Panama City on January 5th.

Guards said he was uncooperative and refused to continue participating in exercises that were part of the boot camp’s intake processes.

He died early the next morning in Pensacola.

American Legion to Congressman Rangel: Apologize Now!

H/T with thanks to Jay at StopTheAclu

The National Commander of The American Legion called on Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) to apologize for suggesting that American troops would not choose to fight in Iraq if they had other employment options.

“Our military is the most skilled, best-trained all-volunteer force on the planet,” said National Commander Paul A. Morin. “Like that recently espoused by Sen. John Kerry, Congressman Rangel’s view of our troops couldn’t be further from the truth and is possibly skewed by his political opposition to the war in Iraq.” Continue reading American Legion to Congressman Rangel: Apologize Now!

Being Trained By A Cat

Being owned by cats has its ups and downs.

MissSnot has trained us as she has gotten older and more eccentric to understand
Or at least accept her evening rituals of need.
MissSnot prefers not to be handled
Except for bed time! Then it’s Katy-bar-the-door!

MissSnot will not walk on sheets, the comforter must be pulled up and there has to be
At least a foot of space between TheMasterOfTheUniverse and myself so she can kneed his arm or thigh while I rub and scratch all the right spots.

MissSnot will on rare occasion allow TheMasterOfTheUniverse to pet her, very infrequently.
MissSnot when very happy gets a drop of clear fluid on her nose. As she gets happier she becomes a contortionist, with a wet nose…

Pretty Miss Snot!

She does however have a bad, make that a terrible habit. Well besides being a stuck up snot……
She hates litter boxes in the mornings. She will pee in the same spot in the living room if she is not allowed out immediately in the morning. She will use the litter box during the day, if she must. But mornings are pretty much outside or living room.

My friend Billy from has a list of excellent products to remove, not mask the smell. This site has a plethora of cat knowledge and training tips, including toilet training for your cat..

Go check it out!