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WARNING: THIS SITE FEATURES ORIGINAL THINKING...Jim Croce once sang Don't tug on Superman's cape..., which seems like reasonable advice should we not wish to anger the supreme powers. We do have this duality in our culture: the Superman that is the state collective, the leftist call to a politics of meaning managed by the state, the deification of "we're from the government and we'll take care of you" - versus the Superman that celebrates individual freedom, private property, freedom of conscience, free enterprise, and limited government. We humbly take on the latter's mantle and, eschewing the feeble tug, we dare to PULL, in hope of seeing freedom's rescue from the encroaching nanny state. We invite you, dear reader, to come and pull as well... Additionally, if you assume that means that we are unflinching, unquestioning GOP zombies, that would be incorrect. We reject statism in any form and call on individuals in our country to return to the original, classical liberalism of our founders. (We're also passionate about art, photography, cooking, technology, Judeo/Christian values, and satire as unique, individual pursuits of happiness to celebrate.)


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December 15, 2005
James: Embedded Marines!
Filed in: Current Affairs, Politics, War on Terror

Heard from James today:

MAC! Happy Holidays from your embedded Marines in Iraq. We are doing great! Hell, we got blown up this morning, what else could a Marine want? No casualties, but loud as hell. Our mission here is just beginning to unfold. We are still in the beginning stages of learning about our Iraqi counterparts. We have done some raids with them and are now currently helping with election security. Their morale is sky high and they love the Marines. They ask every day about Fallujah and Ramadi and other big fights we were in, because a lot of them were fighting patriotically for their country beside us in the same shit holes. So we have a common bond. All hope is not lost here, there is a bright light at the end of a shortening tunnel.

Happy Holidays, yours truly,

HM2 James Pell

James! Take good care my friend. We don't like to hear the 'blown up' stuff. It's really great to hear about the 'bright light'. Blessings on you as you continue this valiant effort. There's nothing we could say that could possibly adequately express our gratitude for what you guys are doing over there! Know that you are constantly in our prayers and that we know you are holding Freedom's banner for so many in your mission there, and in our hearts here.



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Past the seventh month marker. I have a head full of thoughts but don't even know how to start or what is appropriate to talk about. First, a apology for such a long time with no contact. All 11 of us are well and alive. However we have had over 40 of our National Police killed in action since we started. Fourty KIA in seven months. Double, maybe triple those numbers for wounded. The murders in the streets during the day are starting to slow down a bit...for a while we were disposing of more than thirty dead bodys a week, all killed in broad day light. I've seen more killing and dead here than I saw during the fight for Fallujah. Wich brings me to the subject of mental health. I'd like to write a blog about who I was and what I've become. What I've seen, where I've been, and things that you wouldn't believe anyone of us could ever do. If MAC would aprove of the topic, I would write it, send it to him and see what he thought...print or not. Maybe the people that read and respond to the blogs would like to hear the insight into our minds???

Posted by: HM2 Pell at Jun 28, 2006 1:19:45 AM

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