Category: Iraq War

Gold Stars

By Mickey Friedman November 12, 2017 God Bless those whose anger against Washington still brings their blood to a boil; whose hatred of Obama keeps them up at night. Who, every day, with undiminished yearning, live to see Hillary behinds…

Deplorable

By Mickey Friedman December 1, 2016 Those who weren’t listening are forced to hear; those who wouldn’t see to see. And surprise, surprise they are not happy. Blame the FBI. Or those racist, sexist, gay-bashing everybody-elses who are now everywhere.…

11/11

By Mickey Friedman November 18, 2016 I have three friends who served in Afghanistan and Iraq: Christa, John, and Rich. Rich, unbeknownst to many in our community, served multiple tours, risking his life continuously flying into combat zones to rescue…

Terror is Terror is Terror

By Mickey Friedman December 27, 2015 It is almost always the innocent who suffer. Whatever the cause, those who inflict terror invariably target the innocent. Those who shop in Baghdad, take the train in Spain, listen to music in Paris.…

Twenty-Two Times A Day

April 26, 2015 By Mickey Friedman Sometimes something happens we know nothing about. Down the road a bit. Around the block. The other side of town. In another state. Or the other side of the country. And so it’s understandable…

Public Education

By Mickey Friedman December 13, 2014 My friend Matthew, a recent graduate of Monument Mountain, reminded me of Give-to-Give, a program that enabled students here to help students in impoverished Haiti. So when he felt a slight chill at school,…

Goodbye Will, Goodbye Iraq

By Mickey Friedman July 9, 2014 We Americans love TV. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, American men watch 2.69 hours each weekday and 3.67 hours a day during weekends and holidays. Women watch 2.45 hours a week day…

A Most Beautiful Day

June 20, 2013 By Mickey Friedman Saturday was a most beautiful day. Summoned, I believe, by the beautiful Melissa, for her wedding to Dominic. And it was a day for us all. For the first time in weeks, I was…

Edward Passetto

Monday, May 27, 2013 By Mickey Friedman Edward Passetto came down from Pittsfield to The Best Small Town in America to find some peace, to end his pain. A Marine, at war in Afghanistan, he saved two civilian victims of…

Too Much With Us

April 26, 2013 By Mickey Friedman I took Peter’s advice and bought clear packing tape to patch the major cuts and bruises of my sign, then went back out to demonstrate this past weekend. Peter, as he often does, took…

Treason

April 4, 2013 By Mickey Friedman My “Support The Troops / It’s Time To Come Home” sign has seen better days. I’ve taped and re-taped it; stapled and re-stapled it. This Saturday a big wind blew it and me several…