Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Challenge for Everyone!!, Vlog, Rockin Reader!!

Ok here is the deal. The post below is a re-post from last week sometime. Well a couple days ago I got a link to a youtube video. Now I don't watch video's with clothed people on them and I never listen to the videos but she sent it so I went and I just thought it was freakin awesome!! Tell me that doesn't rock. It was unrequested and a surprise to me.

Didja watch it?? Like 1 minute! Sheesh

If you don't think that's awesome/groovy/cool then please don't come back here ever because you pretty much suck as a human being. So here's the deal, any of y'all who wanna do that please do and send it and I'll post it. That would be just cool as Fonzie if some of y'all decided to do that! Anyway, there is your challenge! Ain't she pretty asa speckled pup too? Doods, Chicks, families whatever dress your dog ina red shirt on Friday! Stay anon if you wanna, wear a mask or don't show your face! Who is gonna step up??

Almost forgot, she made that one for me but she did another one for her blog HERE. (its not as cool as mine but its pretty cool too.)

If you made it this far comment on the video!


Snopes says this has been out for a while but my buddy Namaste sent it to me and I thought I'd post it. You should read her every time she posts, just sayin.

Red Shirt

If the red shirt thing is new to you, read below how it went for a man...

Last week, while traveling to Chicago on business, I noticed a Marine sergeant traveling with a folded flag, but did not put two and two together..

After we boarded our flight, I turned to the sergeant, who'd been invited to sit in First Class (across from me), and inquired if he was heading home.

No, he responded.
Heading out I asked?

No. I'm escorting a soldier home.

Going to pick him up?

No. He is with me right now. He was killed in Iraq , I'm taking him home to his family.

The realization of what he had been asked to do hit me like a punch to the gut. It was an honor for him. He told me that, although he didn't know the soldier, he had delivered the news of his passing to the soldier's family and felt as if he knew them after many conversations in so few days.

I turned back to him, extended my hand, and said, Thank you Thank you for doing what you do so my family and I can do what we do.

Upon landing in Chicago the pilot stopped short of the gate and made the following announcement over the intercom.

"Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to note that we have had the honor of having Sergeant Steeley of the United States Marine Corps join us on this flight He is escorting a fallen comrade back home to his family. I ask that you please remain in your seats when we open the forward door to allow Sergeant Steeley to deplane and receive his fellow soldier. We will then turn off the seat belt sign."

Without a sound, all went as requested. I noticed the sergeant saluting the casket as it was brought off the plane, and his action made me realize that I am proud to be an American.

So here's a public Thank You to our military Men and Women for what you do so we can live the way we do.

Red Fridays.

Very soon, you will see a great many people wearing Red every Friday. The reason? Americans who support our troops used to be called the "silent majority." We are no longer silent, and are voicing our love for God, country and home in record breaking numbers. We are not organized, boisterous or overbearing.

Many Americans, like you, me and all our friends, simply want to recognize that the vast majority of America supports our troops. Our idea of showing solidarity and support for our troops with dignity and respect starts this Friday -- and continues each and every Friday until the troops all come home, sending a deafening message that ... Every red-blooded American who supports our men and women a far, will wear something red.

By word of mouth, press, TV -- let's make the United States on every Friday a sea of red much like a homecoming football game in the bleachers. If every one of us who loves this country will share this with acquaintances, coworkers, friends, and family, it will not be long before the USA is covered in RED and it will let our troops know the once "silent" majority i s on their side more than ever, certainly more than the media lets on.

The first thing a soldier says when asked "What can we do to make things better for you?" is. "We need your support and your prayers." Let's get the word out and lead with class and dignity, by example, and wear something red every Friday.

Who is in?

You can be 1/2 ina red shirt! Taking off a red shirt!! Whatever suit yourself! Hit up TFT too! Send your pics in to to Mrs Vixen! Or if you wanna stay anon and wanna send em to me I'll pass em on! Don't be a sissy.


The Peach Tart said...

Great idea and I will be wearing red starting this Friday.

Brandy said...

I read that email last week and I love the idea! I will be sporting red this Friday. And until I run out of red clothes.

Anonymous said...

Tart: Sweet

Brandy: I give you permission to wash and re-wear em!

TentCamper said...

I'm in...but I only own one red shirt...this might call for a trip to Ross.

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

Hey, I said this on Sage's blog, but I didn't know what pretty as a speckled pup meant, so I googled it, it is a southern saying and interprets into adorable and cute...but for rednecks, in particular Sage it means, so-hot-I-stalk-her ... Or that is the closest interpretation :) lol

No really though. I love the idea and I hope people will send stuff in and have fun with it, people in America should and need to start showing a united front and support in my humble opinion.

I so believe it that I'm willing to show all ya'll what a dork I am thru video!

Danielle said...

I did watch the video and it was great. The post however gave me chills.
Thanks for posting that.

Anjeny said...

Just in America, Shelle? There are troops of soldiers in Iraq right now on the American team who come from place non of you Americans have ever heard of...just saying. Then again, I guess since it has to start somewhere, let it start in America and work its way out to the unknown places, uh.

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