Shame as a motivator

Sgt. Buck Bacaw reporting. Posted by Picasa

Don Surber, who serves in the 101st Fighting Keyboarders Chinless Division, tells us the story of a little six year-old boy with cystic fibrosis who wants to be a Marine:

Brandon Rasnick always wanted to be a Marine, which means he had wanted to be a Marine for six years. That is how old he is.
On Monday, his wish came true.
Brandon left his home in Lehigh Acres, Florida, and headed for Camp Lejeune up in North Carolina, where millions of young men have gone before to become Marines.
Not only did he make it, but he was promoted to sergeant his first day.
It was all courtesy of the Make A Wish Foundation and the U.S. Marine Corps.
As you might have guessed, Brandon has cystic fibrosis.
His battalion commander — Brandon is part of the 1st Battalion, 9th Regiment — had nothing but good to say about Sgt. Brandon Rasnick. Said Lt. Col. Brad Vickers:

“All of my Marines were impressed by how smart six-year-old Brandon was; his obvious knowledge over the Corps and his love for the same. He was a very spectacular young man and we were all very pleased to be able to take part in this.”

I wonder if Brandon now is going to go out and get one of those Globe, Eagle and Anchor tattoos.

Actually I was wondering if Don who is real big in the war on terra:

NYT reports Bush authorized domestic spying on al-Qaeda following 9/11. The spies didn’t have a court order in all cases. I am supposed to get all worked up over this.
But my gut reaction is good. Thank God he was president instead of Gore or Kerry, because they would have insisted on playing by the rules.
Playing by the rules led to four planes being hijacked and turned into missiles.
This is not a game. Domestic spying saved the Brooklyn Bridge. Read the story.
Bush should not apologize or explain. We are at war. Giving the enemy an inch could cost American lives.

has played his podcast for his sons?:

Unable to argue the points that I have made in this post, some on the left have taken to attacking my sons. I served my nation proudly in the military. I wish my sons would, but that is their decision.

Maybe Brandon Rasnick’s example will encourage them to do the right thing and enlist because I’m tired of Don blaming the left for losing the war when his kids are the ones sitting on the bench and refusing to play.

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