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Fuck the Troops! I Need to Eat, Too!
November 2nd, 2008 by Babs

There’s an organization going from supermarket to supermarket collecting food donations to ship to the troops overseas. I’ve been accosted twice by them at two separate stores. Both times I was essentially told that I did not support the troops because I refused to make a donation.

Excuse me?

While I do not come from a military family per se, I do have a number of family members and friends who have been or currently are in the service. I thank them whenever I can. I have occasionally voiced my opinions on the need to provide these protectors of our freedoms with better pay and benefits. But the last time I checked those in the military still got fed, courtesy of my tax dollars. It may not be the best food, but it’s certainly better than what many of us are eating.

At a time when food pantries across the country are seeing a sharp decrease in food donations just as they are seeing an equally sharp increase in those that need these services (including many military familes), I think anyone who has the nerve to tell me I don’t support the military because I choose to spend my whopping $60 a week food budget on my family of four (and the occasional dollar donation to the local food pantry, which I use) instead of buying TP for the troops needs to shut the fuck up.

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  • Daven writes:
    August 10th, 20098:27 pmat

    Certainly balsy. Good going Babs.

    • Babs writes:
      August 11th, 20091:47 pmat

      Thanks!

      I have no problem supporting our troops, but when the choice is between the troops eating well and the poor well, eating, my money’s always going toward the poor.


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