Thursday, August 17, 2006

Red Shirt Fridays: Something New!

Free Image Hosting at allyoucanupload.comSues and Jarhead John have opened a new blog/website called "Wear Red On Fridays". As you should know by now, since I have posted a few times now, a movement is afoot to get everybody to wear a red shirt, blouse, sweater, whatever on Fridays as a way to show our support of the American Men and Women who are defending us around the world. I've had a text link at the top of the sidebar, which I will change to a graphic link.

Sues and her brother, Jarhead John, are going beyond simple posts, or even a special blog dedicated to the Cause. They are designing and printing up t-shirts - so far two patterns (I suggested a third!) - that you can order. Why? Because some folks would rather buy something online than go shopping. It's true! If I had the money I would shop more online, too.

Anyway, the idea is simple. Much like 2,996 (if you haven't signed up yet, do so! Time's running out!), we are pushing folks to show that they support these American defenders. Democrat or Republican, Conservative, Libertarian, or Liberal, pro-Iraq War or anti-Iraq War, if you love these men and women, and think they deserve some visible display of that love and support, wear red on Fridays! And tell folks about it! Look, I've gotten only one questionable response to my posts, and that one came from an anti-Iraq War Vietnam Vet. Hey! If she wears red on Fridays, then it's all good!

This isn't about you or I, it's about the people putting their lives in harm's Way for the sake of America. Let's not just shuffle through our days, letting the media spin the news negatively, and shrug our shoulders. "Well, what can I do?" Simple! Every Friday wear a red shirt. Tell your family, friends, and coworkers why you wear red every single Friday. Show your feelings. This Nation is more than the Media, more than the political parties, more than any one of us. But sometimes we need to show the world, including that media, what we think, without allowing them to frame the question.

If you really believe in the people serving in the US Armed Forces, then don your red shirts, and get out there and say so!

Now git on over to "Wear Red On Fridays", say hello, look at the shirts, and maybe, just maybe, buy one of them. Or two! Clothe the entire family, if you like! Go on! And tell 'em benning sent you! LOL

GOD Bless America!

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Sues Views: My New Blog...

My brother, Jarhead John, and I have started a new blog: Wear Red on Fridays. I encourage you to go on over and take a look.


WomanHonorThyself said...

yay..reds my favorite color anyways Benning!..:)

benning said...

Another reason for me to resent the MSM! They are the ones who decided to use Red for Republican wins and Blue for Democrat wins a few elections ago. I like Blue, dagnabbit! LOL

American Crusader said...

I wish they had picked a different color.
I wonder who decided that Republican states were the red states.
Red seems a more logical color for the dummycrats.

Anonymous said...

Yellow for the dummycrats...cowards.

Sues said...

Thanks for the help here Benning!! I really appreciate it! I hope all your readers spread the word as well.

camojack said...

Long ago, when sailing ships ruled the sea, this captain and his crew were always in danger of being boarded by pirates from a pirate ship.

One day while they were sailing, they saw that a pirate ship had sent a boarding party to try and board their ship. The crew became worried, but the Captain was calm.

He bellowed to his First Mate, "Bring me my red shirt!"

The First Mate quickly got the Captain's red shirt, which the captain put on. Then he led his crew into battle against the mean pirates. Although there were some casualties among the crew, the pirates were defeated.

Later that day, the lookout screamed that there were two pirate vessels sending two boarding parties towards their ship. The crew was nervous, but the Captain, calm as ever, bellowed, "Bring me my red shirt!" And once again the battle was on!

The Captain and his crew fought off the boarding parties, though this time more casualties occurred.

Weary from the battles, the men sat around on deck that night recounting the day's events when an ensign looked at the Captain and asked, "Sir, why did you call for your red shirt before the battle?"

The Captain, giving the ensign a look that only a captain can give, explained, "If I am wounded in battle, the red shirt does not show the blood, so you men will continue to fight unafraid." The men sat in silence. They were amazed at the courage of such a man.

As dawn came the next morning, the lookout screamed that there were pirate ships, 10 of them, all with boarding parties on their way. The men became silent and looked to the Captain, their leader, for his usual command.

The Captain, calm as ever, bellowed, "Bring me my brown pants!!!"

benning said...

camo: I can giggle at that! LOL

sues: They will!

gunz: Hehehee! I'm surprised they haven't adopted green!

a.c: I agree! But the MSM would never do that ... except for republicans.

Always On Watch said...

I spend every decent-westher Friday at the swimming pool. I wear my red beach-jacket and my red sandals.