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Remember, folks: whenever a woman says "die for me because you are a man," just look her in the eye and say "my body, my choice."

Friday, March 11, 2011


Last year I started listening to the audio-book "Where Men Win Glory," by Jon Krakauer, about Pat Tillman.  I simply couldn't finish it because it made me sick with anger.  (But it was excellent)  Today I watched the DVD "The Tillman Story."  Again, sick and exhausted by my anger.  I wondered why it wasn't called "The Pat Tillman Story," and now I know.  It's as much about his extraordinary family as it is about him.  They are amazing people.

I'm pretty good with vocabulary.  I recognize emotional trigger words, and I discount them in favor of facts.  You have to be subtle to manipulate me with vague language.  There was very little such language in this documentary, and most of it came from politicians and others with something to hide.  Duh.  The bald, unvarnished facts of the Tillman case are appalling enough to make me queasy.  Simply put, his death was tragic in two ways.  First, it was a mistake, and second, he was a beautiful young man, in every way.  "Mistake" will have to suffice because it was certainly avoidable, and nobody wanted to kill Pat Tillman.

What I find disgusting beyond words is the politics of deceit, denial, and cover-up.  Admitting the truth wouldn't change anything.  It would merely be honorable.  A man can die for honor, while his so-called superiors can't bring themselves to suffer a little embarrassment for it.  Who are these soulless monsters we send to Washington?

Yet another argument for term limits.



  1. I'll have to check that out! Must be super interesting if you're blogging about it haha

    Love your last paragraph BTW.

  2. I am most def gonna have to see this one. I will most likely respond the same way. I have been angered over the lies surrounding his death since the beginning.

    If you haven't already - you absolutley NEED to see Taking Chance. Hard one, and it takes a while to emotionally take it all in, but I swear to all that is Holy, it makes me damn proud to be a part of the USMC family. They take care of each other in a way that no other branch does.

    Semper Fi my sister!

  3. Amen on the Tillman family and Amen to term limits.

  4. Pat is a local boy here in Phoenix. A huge loss to our community.

  5. Hey Suze, thank you for the compliment about my story telling.

    Of course you may link to my blog whenever you want!

    Glad you are 80/20 too....nice to live there, and not the alternative, right?

    Link away sister!



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