It's that time of year again. And every year our Ft. Hood AUSA toy drive has been getting bigger and bigger thanks to your generous donations and help.
Here is the link or click the picture below.
The toy drive benefits the Central Texas-Fort Hood Association of United States Army.
All you have to do is purchase one of the toys on the list. They are then collected and donated to children of deployed soldiers who cannot afford a Christmas or have some major life-altering event this time of year.
Listen to my interview with event organizer Matthew Wright to get more information on this year's event:
According to Dan Soloman writing in Texas Monthly magazine, scenes like this are your fault if you already own a flatscreen, ipad or laptop:
There's something hypocritical about people who already own flatscreen televisions, laptops, and tablets using those devices to watch videos of people fighting for the chance to have those things, and then making fun of them for wanting them. Both groups are part of a
culture that insists that having a tablet, a smartphone, a flatscreen, and their various accessories are indicators of status and the keys to a happy life—but only one group can afford to buy them.
Then, for one hour a year, those things go on sale at prices that allow people who line up at the Walmart in Saginaw on Thanksgiving to actually own them. The video of what happens next might not be flattering, but it's not a good look to mock people for wanting things
that the people who make the jokes already have.
That's right: it's all your fault. All these poor people are trying to do is live up to society's expectations that you can already afford .
It's hard to be ungrateful when the vast majority of donations haven't been handed out yet - nearly eight months after the explosion.
The NFL has an advertising policy. Fine. It doesn't allow gun or gun-related ads. Fine.
But they blatant hypocrisy of banning this ad, which, while definitely a pro-gun ad, is about defending your family and taking responsibility for their safety, is obvious.
Violent movies? Yep. Alcohol? Sure. Crotch-grabbing, slutty half-time shows? You betcha. Repeated blows to the head and NFL players who constantly use war and military analogies as if their little game is the same as battle? How exciting!
Defending your family? Not a chance.
Here's the story from Guns and Ammo. Watch the ad below.