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Tailing the Komets

What do you guys think of this?

Not hockey related, but far more important and it's something that drives me crazy.

I went to church Saturday night and in the bulletin was a flyer saying "Support our Troops in Iraq.'' It told of how our church, Bethlehem Lutheran, is collecting items for the troops such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, crackers, candies (no chocolate), beef jerky, canned or packaged nuts, books, magazines, baby wipes, writing paper and stamps. The church sent supplies over in March and received a letter from platoon leader Michael Schmidt that states in part, ``We had a shortage of many things and the boxes arrived right on time. I was `pumped up' to see the looks on the troops' faces...somewhat like Christmas in March. Your support means everything to us.''

This drives me nuts because there can be absolutely no excuse for our service people being in need of anything. It makes me incredibly mad to hear reports on the news of our troops needing more body armor, better vehicles, etc., or even things as minor as toothpaste. This is something we can do something about. If I can figure out the logistics, would some of you be willing to donate some items for the troops?

Maybe we can collect them at Komets' games or something. If we could send a box a month, think what kind of an impact that might have. What do you think?

Posted in: Komets


Hit Somebody!!!
Tue, 09/05/2006 - 2:24pm

Rob Guinn has forgotten more about political pissing matches, than any of us have ever urinated...so don't question his toughness.

Why don't we send Ryan Jorde over to the Middle East so everyone over there can fear him for a while?

Tue, 09/05/2006 - 5:04pm

Hit, you are the man!

Jorde would end this conflict in ten minutes.

Tony E
Tue, 09/05/2006 - 5:38pm

Blake. You da man!
I went door to door locally for John McCain!
He is the most honest politician (can I say that?) to come along in a long time.
Greg...Ok how about I don't care it The drunk Bush daughter is president? ;-)

Tony E
Tue, 09/05/2006 - 5:49pm

Blake the only thing I think is in Yugoslavia people were actually open to the idea of splitting up. I think the factions all over the middle east are bent on conquer without concessions.

Tony E
Tue, 09/05/2006 - 5:49pm

Blake the only thing I think is in Yugoslavia people were actually open to the idea of splitting up. I think the factions all over the middle east are bent on conquer without concessions.

Hit Somebody!!!
Tue, 09/05/2006 - 6:58pm

Jorde would do fine until big, bad, Bruce Watson started waving his jersey around and then you wouldn't see Jorde for at least the rest of the playoffs. He would be hiding somewhere behind the net or behind his 10 or so games in the AHL. Fear is a funny thing.....

Wed, 09/06/2006 - 2:43am

Blake, do you know for a fact that Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11 ??? You can say 100% that they had nothing to do with it at any level ??? Quite a few presidents have thier hands in this current mess both Republican and Demoncrat. From presidents who's governments trained theses nutballs for years in gorrilla warfare to help the Afghan's fight the soviets, to presidents who looked the other way, to presidents who were left holding the bag when it caught fire. You CANNOT blame just on guy for this entire mess, Bush didnt take office and then terrorism just spontaneously errupted against the USA and the rest of the world. To blame just one man for this mess only shows a narrow mind and the lack of knowledge of the entire picture. Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, etc... all those countries have ties to terrorism thru funding, training, hiding terrorists, etc... Go ahead and vote in a guy who will sit back, let everyone relax and think that the bad terrorists will go away if we just leave them alone....then we can all get patriotic again and call for blood when the next 9/11 happens....

Wed, 09/06/2006 - 2:52am

On a hockey note...Jason Deitsch signed to play in the ECHL... Thats too bad, Iliked the way he played and the UHL loses another quality player...

Wed, 09/06/2006 - 3:49am

it appears that the UHL is losing the "War on Talent!"

Wed, 09/06/2006 - 5:56am

Shut up about the politics.

Wed, 09/06/2006 - 7:12am

Check this out JR: http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/attack/140133_bushiraq18.html
I'm not blaming Bush for 9/11. I'm blaming him for not getting the guy who actually organized the thing since then. To me, there's absolutely no excuse for that and never will be.

Wed, 09/06/2006 - 8:05am

GO KOMETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tony E
Wed, 09/06/2006 - 9:07am

Actually this thread has been tame compared to the past threads regarding such world changing topics like Rob Guinn...Disney Goons On Ice etc... ;-)

Tony E
Wed, 09/06/2006 - 9:08am

JR I think the UHL will be fine. I think the average age of the rosters will drop significantly and a new breed of stars will emerge. There is enough talent to go around and there are fewer teams which will help.

Wed, 09/06/2006 - 9:35am

I applaud our service men and women. They are there to do a job. I do support their mission and our president. That's what they signed up to do. Support our chief and our country. I agree with the ideas Blake, Once a month at Komet games would be great.

Wed, 09/06/2006 - 9:51am

It really is true in life that when one door closes another door opens. Maybe some new players will take advantage of their opportunities and surprise us all. I think the UHL has improved each of the past five years so we'll see.

Thu, 09/07/2006 - 2:08am

I agree Tony that the UHL will be younger and maybe more fun to watch; but Deitsch was a rookie and he would have been a good one to keep around...

Thu, 09/07/2006 - 4:22am

Blake, is there anything radar right now??? Do you know if the K's are close to announcing any signings???