Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Does Corporate America really Support Our Troops?

Slightly OT, but not really. From a Letter to the Editor of The Washington Post:

Mickey Mouse at Walter Reed

I was appalled to read that the Army paid $800,000 for Disney Institute training for the staff at Walter Reed on how to provide better service to the medical facility's "customers" ["Trying Some Disney Attitude to Help Cure Walter Reed," Metro, Feb. 25].

I guess I'm naive to think that the Walt Disney Co., a multibillion-dollar enterprise, should have provided that service free in support of our troops. Walter Reed obviously needs the help, but would Disney go bankrupt without that $800,000?
[Emphasis added]


Alexandria, Virginia

OYE Comment: We agree. Disney benefits from repeated Congressional extension of its copyrights, despite the restriction, "for limited Times," in Article I, Section 8, of the U.S. Constitution.

The least Disney can do for our American heroes is use its considerable talents to help them in a meaningful way, for free.


At 28 February, 2008 19:24, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It must be killing you to learn the GOP nominee will be a war vet who served 5 1/2 as a POW. It must be even worse for you pu$$ies to learn that his son is in Iraq.

OYE is nothing more than antiwar pu$$ies who would rather have America defeated than to be a man and join themselves. NONE of these pu$$ies that blog on this site have the balls to join themselves, yet they give everyone else $hit for not joining. Now, with a war hero about to be elected President, your lack of commitment to your country with be highlighted.

At 28 February, 2008 20:55, Blogger Karl said...

Quite the contrary.

Operation Yellow Elephant salutes Senator John McCain [AZ], the expected Republican Presidential nominee, for his service to our country. We also salute his sons who are serving, or have committed to serve, in our military.

We have noted favorably that Senator McCain, alone among current Presidential candidates [as far as we can tell], has also called upon Americans not only to support our military, but also to serve in our military.

We encourage the other candidates to address this issue and will post on it.

'For what it's worth, the major contributors on this blog have sought to serve in our military, but were not accepted. That was the military's decision, not ours.

How about you? If you're eligible to serve, have you considered it? If you're not personally eligible, have you encouraged your eligible relatives and friends, your circles of influence, to Be A Man! Enlist!?


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