We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
3) and we all are blessed with Mr Sinise as a caretaker for our military and law enforcement and as an example for future generations to hold dear. He's one of the hardest working actors toiling on behalf of the U.S.A.
Thank you for your service, Joe New, and all others here who protect our country with their lives.
It is obvious that of all the commenters, the most accomplished actor of the bunch, and biggest A-hole, little Bobbie de Niro,
America-hating bastard that he is, didn't mean a word and had to read every syllable from a teleprompter. God, how I've come to detest that tiny man.
I think that what this guy is doing is great. There are many disabled veterans. Too many, in fact. Something like half of the Iraqi war veterans claim that they can't work anymore because of PTSD. That's a very high number. So what do we do in the future if such a high percentage of veterans claim to be disabled?
We can't afford to support every veteran for the rest of his life. Probably, we are going to have to raise the bar for what it means to be disabled. No more PTSD. That diagnosis never existed during World War Two. A soldier came home, and then he was expected to go back to work.
Gary Sinese has just written a book, "Grateful American." It is well worth your time to read it. I was familiar with his work on behalf of Gold Star families (I am a Gold Star wife as a result of my late husband's 100% wartime disabled rating) but I had no idea of the scope of Sinese's long term generosity and hard work.