With Regret

Whitney Houston dead and flags are flown at half staff for her .. she killed herself with drugs and booze.

Charlie Sheen is 45 and his story is all over the news because he is a substance abuser, an adulterer, sexually promiscuous and obnoxious.

Lindsay Lohan is 24 and her story is all over the news because she is a celebrity drug addict and thief.  Now she is sober and making a comeback as if anyone really cares?

Something as frivolous as Kim Kardashian’s stupid wedding [and short-lived marriage] was shoved down our throats. Meanwhile, while all of this was going on, these people listed below died for the cause.

Justin Allen 23  Brett Linley 29
Matthew Weikert 29  Justus Bartett 27
Dave Santos 21  Jesse Reed 26

Matthew Johnson 21  Zachary Fisher 24 

Brandon King 23  Christopher Goeke 23  and Sheldon Tate 27…

Are all Marines that gave their lives last month for you.

There is no nationwide coverage; not even a mention of their names.

Rest In Peace.



Related:  Get It Right America


9 thoughts on “With Regret

  1. Very sad this is so true. But I will rather proudly admit that I have not watched one minute of any of the coverages you listed here. I hear the names on the news in passing, but did not watch Whitney’s memorial (I turned off CNN that whole weekend); I did not follow Sheen’s stupid tweets that had everyone following, nor listen to his interviews; Lohan… that was probably the most I heard only because CNN kept covering it; and honestly… I have NO idea who a Kardashian is. I have seen the name, seen the reference, but I am completely in the dark on that person – and intend on remaining there. I could care less.


    • I have had my fill of this one in particular. Matter of fact, I am tired of all of them. We are a morbid bunch. Today Elvis is 74 … yeah right, Elvis is DEAD, when you DIE you no longer celebrate BIRTHDAYS but someone forgot to read the memo I guess.



  2. I rarely watch the TV. I don’t know the Kardashian’s either. I am glad my world has become quiet in the last few years. Media could be presenting some really positive and important news and information, but instead we see all of this ridiculous crap. I watch the weather and that’s about it. I don’t understand the world… not sure I ever did. I’d rather be ouside enjoying nature and the sounds that come from wind in the trees, birds, barking foxes, and chattering squirrels.


    • I am pleased and I thank you for it. I don’t do these things (I can never think of ten things about myself that I need to tell anyone) and never know how to answer the inquiries. But in the spirit it was given, we thank you for it. Okay?



    • Quite alright, I understand completely. No worries here, ok? :)


  3. I went to my “hot rod” breakfast this past Friday, and discussed your blog with the rest of the ol’ geezers that show up at 5:45 a.m. The general concensus was that during Walter Cronkite’s tenure at CBS, we were loaded up with horrible sites, news, and just general in-humanity during the Viet Nam era. After awhile a person just gets “numb” to that daily input of horror.
    Then, my memory is failing me, Desert Storm arrives upon the scene, more pics of death, destruction, and horror. Methinks that around that time, a good portion of folk around the world that were/are able to view this horror started saying” enough is enough. Desert Storm turns in to Iraq, and now Afganistan.
    I don’t know who the “suits” are that control the news? nowadays, but have to believe that for some reason, as you’ve pointed out, morbidity is more popular when a person of “star” quality croaks, then a 18-21 year old man/woman gives up their lives 7 to 10 thousand miles away.
    What I don’t understand, and I’ve been asking this question since I was discharged from the USAF in 1964, when Viet Nam was really starting to roll with a fevered pitch; WHY and WHAT FOR did, and ARE these young men and women giving their lives? And WHY has the media decided at least NOT to print who these REAL heroes are?


    • All of these clowns are searching for the sensational news to report, when it is right under thier collective nose’s most of the time. I get so sick of Hollywood and what comes out of there on most days of the week.

      It is refreshing to know however, that “where-ever old geezers congregate, they can discuss this blog” that I find most amusing.

      Did you enter your car or just go to look at the paint?



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