Captain Bruce Hays (Wyoming National Guard) was a remarkable man, by all accounts. He was dedicated to his wife and children, to his community, and to his nation. Like many of our fine military personnel, when duty called, he stepped up. That was no less the case than when he was chosen for an elite group to go to Afghanistan, 16 people in all. And that was where he lost his life.
But that’s not the whole story about Captain Hays. According to this Fox News article, he was also a thoughtful husband, buying for his wife an old 1959 Chevy Apache pickup truck, like the one her daddy had when she was a girl. The plan was for them to restore the old pickup together. But work, kids (2 of their own, and 3 from his wife, Terry’s previous marriage), Terry’s bought with cancer, it made that dream unrealistic. (Photo credit: Hagerty)
My initial reaction to this slide show is that is was a piece of pure patronizing bullshit. I find it insulting on its very face. Speaking of face, note that Julia is white, is this some sort of pseudo way of crossing the race barrier? Puhhhleeze. I don’t know about you, but I resent all women being cast as some faceless stereotype; it is disgusting.I want you to imagine Julia as one of the following then image the political outrage that would ensue: if Julia is female and black, hispanic and female, gay and female, male and white, male and black and the list goes on. Why was this particular image used, who is Julia in the mind of the cave dwellers who created Julia; why did they choose to cast a woman as dependent on her family, then graduated to becoming dependent on the government. I don’t personally know any women who would fit this character that has been chosen to represent apparently white, females. As if that is more “acceptable” or would be if the female electorate is as mindless as the Obama administration presumes them to be. Continue reading