Friday Freedom

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Friday, April 20, 2007


This came to me in an email from Dad...
Thought we would share it here...

We know it has been around the Internet
But the sentiment can not be spread enough.

Hope you enjoy - and think about it...
And send your friends over to read...

This is a ribbon for soldiers fighting in Iraq . Pass it on to everyone and pray.

Bed a little lumpy...?
Toss and turn any...?
Wish the heat was higher...?
Maybe the a/c wasn't on...?
Had to go to the john...?
Need a drink of water...?

Yes... It is like that!

Count your blessings, pray for them,
Talk to your Creator

And the next time when ...
  • The other car cuts you off and you must hit the brakes
  • You have to park a little further from Walmart than you want to be
  • You're served slightly warm food at the restaurant
  • You're sitting and cursing the traffic in front of you
  • The shower runs out of hot water,
Think of them...
Protecting your freedom!

The proud warriors of Baker Company wanted to do something to pay tribute to our fallen comrades.

So since we are part of the only Marine Infantry Battalion left in Iraq the one way that we could think of doing that
is by taking a picture of Baker Company saying the way we feel.

It would be awesome if you could find a way to share this with our fellow countrymen.

was wondering if there was any way to get this into your papers to let the world know that:


and are proud to serve our country.

"Semper Fi"

1stSgt Dave Jobe


Now, we want all of our men and women home A.S.A.P.

We think we should be done with Iraq, and let them deal with their country and stop putting our childen, husbands, brothers, sons, wives, sisters, daughters in harms way...

BUT we will never stop supporting those who are out there doing their jobs.

Air Force,
National Guard,
Coast Guard...


Have a safe, happy weekend...



Mariah Carey
Composers: Walter Afanasieff & Mariah Carey

18 Of Your Sparks

  1. Coco Says:
  2. Wonderful post, Vinny. They deserve our support even if we don't agree with our involvement "over there".

    Heads up on a new blog, hon. There was such positive feedback from the postings of my students a few weeks ago that we have created blogs to collect and display their writings. Hope you, and maybe some of your readers, will check it out and leave comments for the kids. English class will be posting regularly on Fridays, and Music blogs on Mondays.

    Thanks hon, and have a great weekend.

  3. Damn, sweetie, you sure know how to make this girl cry, don't you?

    Awesome post, Vin.

    Ooo-rah! Semper Fi!

  4. Schmoop Says:
  5. It is amazingly ironic that it was our freedom and right to vote that elected the very people who sent our troops into this senseless war...Cheers Vin.

  6. Hey.... you stole me post... ;-)

    I have received this too and yes, it's very powerful. Thank you for posting.

  7. AtriaBooks Says:
  8. Amen!

  9. Amen to that. I am not at all happy about Iraq and I haven't been from day one. But I salute, admire and respect the military folks who are serving. They are truly heros.

  10. Maryfly Says:
  11. God Bless Our Troops

    very moving post, hugs sweetie

  12. No matter what... support those who are risking their lives for a cause, whether right or wrong.

    COCO: Need to tell us where the blog is dear.

    SONGBIRD: Tears of pride I hope.

    MATT-MAN: So very ironic...and also it gives us the opportunity to change those mistakes.

    DIXIE: LOL Not stole..sharing darlin'

    DOC: Perfect comment

    STARRLIGHT: True heroes and heroines...

    MARYFLY: You said it ... HUGS back

  13. Piacere Says:
  14. I love this post...


  15. Twyla Says:
  16. I remember the first time I saw those pictures, I thought "I'll never complain again". These are the types of images that should be shown on the news, so that we all know what a sacrifice these soldiers make. Very powerful post.
    Oh, and about your comments getting lost...mine did too. I commented on a bunch of different blogs yesterday and now I don't see them. Blogger must be on the blink again.

  17. Coco Says:
  18. The link is on my blog, hon.

  19. Meribah Says:
  20. I think everyone who believes they've got it rough should take a look at these pictures. It makes you realize how truly fortunate you really are. Hugs!

  21. hi bond. sarge had this too and posted part of it i think, some of the photos. amazing, our heros...

    smiles, bee

  22. Travis Cody Says:
  23. Well said Sir.

    Their sacrifices deserve our attention and our respect.

  24. Liz Hill Says:
  25. Powerful

    Thank you


  26. Always pride, and quite often humility, my friend.

  27. thanks for this bond, no matter what we think of what is happening, they need what ever they need and it is our job, including Harry Reid to give it to them......

  28. PIA: Smooch back my friend...

    TWYLA: It is very powerful...ty. Yes blogger was not kind that day.

    COCO: FOund it

    MERI: And come back and look over and over

    BEE: They are heroes...

    TRAVIS: Yes, I got this email and knew I could not send it as an email..that it had to live here...

    TURN: TY Smooch

    SONGBIRD: true

    SARGE: You are correct Sir...I would never denigrate them due to my dislike for where they are and Reid's words were very sad as I mentioned on your blog.


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