My favorite American soldier (and Israeli soldier for that matter, yup did both*[see below update] ) left his home and family and trucked down to Louisiana to pitch in and help those in need. Here is his lunchtime report - crossposted at Herbert Sobel;
Lunchtime in NOLA
Miscellaneous musings and tales:
The fine folk from the Salvation Army run an outdoor daily hot-lunch line for us. As I was waiting today for a serving of beef stew, I couldn't help but notice that there are some fat flies in NOLA *shudder*.
After Rosh Hashana services Tuesday, a nice couple invited 3 of us military types to their home for lunch- a COL, an SFC, and myself. They had just returned home, and we thought that was really something, their insistence on sharing what little food they had. Immediately after we sat down, our host launched into total moonbattery- global warming causing the hurricanes, Bush being "selected", the wrongness of the Iraqi campaign. All the LLL talking points. While we soldiers were walking back to a main street, the SFC revealed the holes he'd bitten in his tongue, and the COL remarked on my deft redirection of the conversation.
Read it all....................
Update: October 10
Just wanted to clear something up. The author was and is in the US military. He once worked in Israel, but he was never in the Israeli military. His youngest son, let's call him WiseAss 6, has joined the Israeli military and should be entering boot sometime in the near future