Trudeau donates book bucks to military charity

Garry Trudeau is donating his take from sales of the latest Doonesbury book, The Long Road Home, to Fisher House, a foundation that "offers family members of wounded troops temporary housing at little or no cost during their loved one’s hospitalization." In addition, publisher Andrews McMeel is donating 10% of its profits from the book to Fisher House. Story in Stars and Stripes.

The book is a collection of Doonesbury strips following the character B.D., who is wounded as a soldier in Iraq and has a leg amputated.

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Here's a challenge for Ann, Rush, O'Reilly, etc

Trudeau and his publisher are proving that you can be against a specific conflict like the Iraq War and still support the troops. Health care is a big need for the returning wounded, especially since the VA is struggling to make ends meet, thanks to the War Party's brand of "Support the Troops."Note to Greg: This ain't about you!Let's see Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly and the rest of the wealthy conservative pundit/authors start donating THEIR book proceeds to troop charities. I don't care whether they pick Trudeau's charity, my favorite soldiers charity, or some other -- as long as benefits get down to the front lines or to the returning veterans.The troops would win. How about it?

Re:Here's a challenge for Ann, Rush, O'Reilly, etc

Struggling to make ends meet? Where did it say that?

I don't doubt that those people already do donate, both Rush and O'Reilly have supported various causes in the past, Rush's particular focus has been the Leukemia Foundation, iirc. I don't demand anyone donate to anything unless I've done it myself and even then I don't expect them to tell me they've done so. For some charity is a private affair.

Note to Daniel: Pick a fight with a conservative, you pick a fight with all conservatives. That's why we win elections.

Re:Here's a challenge for Ann, Rush, O'Reilly, etc

Note to Daniel: Pick a fight with a conservative, you pick a fight with all conservatives. That's why we win elections.

Why is it picking a fight to ask members of the War Party to show their "support for troops" in any way besides bashing war opponents for their supposed lack of patriotism? (Again, Ann et all, not you.)Why is it a bad thing to highlight a celebrity whose generousity is bringing comfort to troops and their families? Why is it wrong to publicly hope that others follow their examples?

[VA] Struggling to make ends meet?

Budget $5.5 billion below projected inflation by 2010, estimates showVeterans' Issues: VFW Calls for Emergency Supplemental to Correct VA's Billion Dollar MistakeVFW Commander: VA Budget Heading in Wrong Direction; Proposal More About Reducing Federal Deficit at Expense of Disabled VeteransSwift Action Urged to Cover Veterans Budget Shortfall. This last press release includes this statement:

The DAV raised the alarm earlier this year noting that VA medical facilities across the country were running out of money and face huge deficits. In April, the organization expressed its bitter disappointment that the United States Senate blocked an amendment to the $80 billion supplemental appropriation bill that would have provided $2 billion to cover the critical shortfall in funding for veterans medical care.

Re:Here's a challenge for Ann, Rush, O'Reilly, etc

Daniel: Why is it picking a fight to ask members of the War Party to show their "support for troops" in any way besides bashing war opponents for their supposed lack of patriotism? (Again, Ann et all, not you

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