The Wearing of the Blue

Blue Fridays (From Tributes, Laughs & Memories)

Very soon, you will see a great many people wearing blue 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 afar, will wear something blue. By word of mouth, press, TV — let’s make the United States on every Friday a sea of blue 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 BLUE and it will let our troops know the once ‘silent’ majority is 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 blue every Friday.

Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you:

1. Jesus Christ
2. The American G. I.

One died for your soul, the other for your freedom.


Re-Posted From Tributes, Laughs & Memories


No Fly?









Obama the Boy Blunder and his National Insecurity advisers are currently debating the wisdom of establishing a “No-Fly” zone over the shores of Tripoli.  But, as Doug Bandow warns in Libya: Another Unnecessary War Of Choice:

[…] the Washington commentariat, the famed “Sofa Samurai” who cheer on wars in which they do not fight, is now demanding action against Gadhafi.

[…] getting involved in a civil war with 150,000 U.S. troops still stuck in Afghanistan and Iraq would suggest that American policymakers are as nutty as Gadhafi.


“You Can Get Anything You Want At Alice’s Restaurant.”

Well, not anymore.  Woodstock icon Arlo Guthrie, scion of warbling Progressive hero Woody Guthrie (This Land Is Your Land), has become a Republican:

“To have a successful democracy, you have to have at least two parties, and one of them was failing miserably,” Guthrie told The New York Times in 2009. “We had enough good Democrats. We needed a few more good Republicans. We needed a loyal opposition.”

To be honest, ol’ Arlo hasn’t yet embraced conservatism; sadly, he seems to be more of a RINO:

[…] Last month, amid attempts to strip government employees in Wisconsin of their collective bargaining rights, Guthrie took to his blog to proclaim support for “the union guys.”

Still, when a long-time hippie songster publicly deserts the Movement, it’s a hopeful sign. Next up, Joan Baez joins the Tea Party?  Hey, We Shall Overcome…


About Bob Mack

Retired since 2003. Military Service: U.S. Army, 36th Artillery Group, Babenhausen, Germany 1966-67; 1st Signal Brigade, Republic of Vietnam, 1967-68 Attended University of Miami, 1969-73
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17 Responses to The Wearing of the Blue

  1. Bob Mack says:

    When the world’s in trouble, who they gonna call? The United States Military. From Reuters:

    Japan may seek direct U.S. military help to end a crisis at a quake-damaged nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan, the chief government spokesman said on Wednesday.

    Support Our Troops

  2. samhenry says:

    Japan may also sue GE designer of the plant – who knows. 2 people resigned at GE due to disagreement with the design. Design was altered.

    I agree, from Tokyo to Libya – who would have thought that there would be pleas directed at the US military.

    Here in the Genesee Valley in Western New York, we are proud of the second oldest organized Hunt in the US still hunting over their original lands. The majority of the lands have been owned by the same family since George Washington’s time when family members fought at the side of George Washington. Because of their patriotism that extended down through the generations including cousins who became senators and ambassadors and a famous Civil War General, the members of the hunt do not wear British “Pinks” (red). That would have been the color of the of the British troops uniforms during our Revolution. No, they chose the colors of the Continental Army, Blue and Buff. I often feature pictures of the hunt in the beautifuly lands here.

    Excellent post. God bless our troops. I am proud and happy my brother Sandy made it back from Nam. It took a couple of decades for him to really feel at home but we were there for him and the others always.

  3. Bob Mack says:

    President Obama’s Trivial Pursuits:

    The Middle East is afire with rebellion, Japan is imploding from an earthquake, and the battle of the budget is on in the United States, but none of this seems to be deterring President Obama from a heavy schedule of childish distractions.

    […] This morning, as Japan’s nuclear crisis enters a potentially catastrophic phase, we are told that Obama is videotaping his NCAA tournament picks and that we’ll be able to tune into ESPN Wednesday to find out who he likes.

    Saturday, he made his 61st outing to the golf course as president, and got back to the White House with just enough time for a quick shower before heading out to party with Washington’s elite journalists at the annual Gridiron Dinner.

    With various urgencies swirling about him, Saturday’s weekly videotaped presidential address focusing on “Women’s History Month” seemed bizarrely out of touch.

    Obama Friday took time out to honor the 2009-10 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks. Thursday was a White House conference on bullying – not a bad idea perhaps, but not quite Leader of the Free World stuff either.

    Obama appeared a little sleepy as he weighed in against the bullies, perhaps because he’d spent the night before partying with lawmakers as they took in a Chicago Bulls vs. Charlotte Bobcats game.

  4. samiam60 says:

    This is just one of those posts we need to see more of Bob. America is searching for answers and you seem to have a knack for coming up with them. I would like to feature this post at the Village a bit later today if that would be ok?

  5. Bob Mack says:

    A leader might think about heading to Japan. But not our guy. He’s spending the weekend in Rio. From Forbes:

    President Barack Obama will take his first official trip to Brazil this weekend where he will speak in the popular Cinelandia Square in downtown Rio de Janeiro. Access, of course, will be tightly restricted and security measures so secretive that not even the Embassy or US Consulate in Rio know exactly how it’s all going to go down.

    The Obama family will also take in the sights in Rio. A trip to Corcovado mountain, where the Christ the Redeemer statue stands (France gave us Lady Liberty, gave Brazil Jesus) is supposedly on the itinerary. What trip to Rio would be complete without it? If they do make it to the top of the mountain, they will do so with an entourage of secret service and Brazil’s Elite Squad, known as BOPE.

  6. AFVET says:

    Obama is nothing more than a coward and a punk.
    Congress needs to start pressuring him big time.
    No need to be afraid of cowards and punks.
    What happened to Issa’s agenda ?

    Great Post Bob.

    • Bob Mack says:

      Afternoon AFVET. According to Ulsterman’s WH Insider:

      Your Republicans are a bunch of spineless pukes. If you are holding out hope that they are going to push this White House into revealing itself, you better wake up. It’s not going to happen. At least it sure as hell doesn’t appear so right now. They are a bunch of -expletive- jokes. As for Issa. Well, let’s just say he is not to be trusted. I got that message loud and clear now. -Expletive- sell out is what he is.

      Follow Up: Again, you sound defeated. Are you saying Congressman Issa is not going to investigate the White House as promised?

      Insider: Yes. Either his office has successfully shut off all leaks indicating otherwise, which as much as I would like to believe, I don’t, or a deal was made between the White House and his office. And that means that the Republican leadership signed off on it as well. Why they would do that I just don’t know. It’s like the Pelosi deal right after the midterms. That woman was gone and then suddenly she was back in. Somebody talked to somebody and she was once again safe and keeping her mouth shut. Whatever promises she made were null and void. For that kind of stuff to go down without people like me being able to know about it????? -Expletive-. That is not supposed to happen.

  7. Bob Mack says:

    Obama Speaks (As he’s filling out his NCAA Bracket Card)

    One of the things I wanted to do on the show was, as people are filling out their brackets — this is obviously a national pastime; we all have a great time, it’s a great diversion. But I know a lot of people are thinking how can they help the Japanese people during this time of need. If you go to — — that will list all the nonprofits, the charities that are helping out there. It would be wonderful for people to maybe offer a little help to the Japanese people at this time — as they’re filling out their brackets. It’s not going to take a lot of time. That’s It could be really helpful.

    In the midst of one of the worst disasters ever recorded, it’s good to know that our ‘President’ can take time away from college basketball to direct people to a government website.

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  9. bydesign001 says:

    Good afternoon Bob,

    Blue Friday’s is an absolutely wonderful idea. I totally love it. Will pass this on. Anything to support our heroes.


  10. Freedom, by the way says:

    Blue Fridays–fabulous. Great, entertaining & enlightening post, Bob!

  11. Freedom, by the way says:

    Bob–I put a blurb about Blue Fridays in my alert box on my home page with a link to this post. Green today, Blue tomorrow!

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