December 05, 2005


This just nauseated me. I mean presumably some adult had to have looked at the card and ok'd it, right?

During our visit to Walter Reed, we all piled into a room of a young soldier who had just come out of surgery. His parents were there to take care of him. His room was decorated with autographed from Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac who had visited the previous day...others of professional football players. There was also a card from a child...a get well card...

..or so one would think.

It was actually a "I hope you die" card. Think I'm kidding? I'm not. We were all speechless. Now I gave my word to the Public Relations officer of Walter Reed that I wouldn't publish any pictures of the soldiers that I took. I'm not sure if that covers pictures of cards, but until I get clarification, I will only quote the card for you and tell you that the handwriting looked like it was from a child in the third to fourth grade.

Here's what it said....

Dear Soldier,

Have a great time in the war.

And have a great time dieing in the war.


Miguel G

P.S. Die

(there were bullet holes drawn around the word "Die")

Unfortunately the envelope wasn't kept so the origin of such a heinous act is unknown. Luckily, this soldier and his parents decided to hold on to the note because you will be seeing more about it on Fox and Brian Kilmeade.

Several folks are going off about baby moonbats and what are the politics of the parents and yadda yadda. I can't help but wonder if this is just a kid being a kid in a sad, misguided way. It's like something Bart Simpson would do for shits and giggles (like last night's episode where he tried to split Milhouse's parents up again so Milhouse got more attention and $$).

The kid's not the issue. The problem is the parent/teacher/responsible adult that didn't preview the card before sending it off to Walter Reed Hospital. The fact that either the adults didn't care or didn't disagree wth the messge makes me ill. Just because there's an American Flag on the front, that doesn't mean the message inside is appropriate. Look, what if (like Bart might) the kid had written about farting? Just as likely from a boy, just as inappropriate, but in a different way.

Now, If little Miguel turns out to be big Miguel, not a kid, but an adult posing as a kid to get their hate message through, that's just too sick and twisted to discuss, but certainly not above the loonies on the left.

Drop over to Two Babes and a Brain for a more thorough discussion of the topic.

(h/t La Malkin)

Posted by caltechgirl at December 5, 2005 10:18 AM | TrackBack

It is the kind of thing that I learned while growing up as youthful moonbat, to "appreciate" and to get away with: the meanspirited very left-handed compliment, and those "sentiments" or "self-expressions" which would not have been entirely discouraged from writing or expressing, since it engaged the Moonbat Disapproval Index. I'd say it's moonbat training in general.

Posted by: -keith in mtn. view at December 5, 2005 10:27 AM

It's not above others to fabricate this whole thing for attention, either. Why can't the origins of the card be determined? Very curious.

Posted by: reader at December 5, 2005 10:27 AM

According to Lisa, the envelope had been thrown away already.

Posted by: caltechgirl at December 5, 2005 10:29 AM

So the soldier's parents thought the card was important enough to call Fox News over, but not enought to keep the envelope? I don't pretend to know the truth of the matter, but doesn't that strike you as odd?

Posted by: reader at December 5, 2005 11:07 AM

I believe the envelopes were removed earlier at Walter Reed's Red Cross office, which simply distributes the cards and letters received at the hospital. Shame on them for not reading the card, too. But hey, they get hundreds every day.

Posted by: caltechgirl at December 5, 2005 11:10 AM

So out of hundreds of cards a day, one solitary awful card, origination completely unknown, is a huge news story? Maybe at least one nice card that day was from a liberal, isn't that possible? And you don't know where the awful one came from, but it is evidence of liberal ill will? Liberals can be criticzied on a lpt of grounds but this is just ridiculous.

Posted by: reader at December 5, 2005 11:16 AM

which is exactly why I said I think it's just a kid being a kid, but that the responsible adult should have known better than to allow that card to be sent, regardless of their personal ideology.

I think it's a story because people are tired of loonies. On both sides. And this certainly could be called loony.

Posted by: caltechgirl at December 5, 2005 11:19 AM

But you don't know which side is being loony. If you could reasonably attribute it somewhere I admot I'd still think the attention was overblown, but to make whole cloth assumptions about the origin of the card as a taking off point for diatribes against liberals is unfair, and it certainly doesn't meet basic standards of journalism (yes I know this is a blog, I'm referring to Fox)

Posted by: reader at December 5, 2005 01:02 PM