I just finished reading Ben Stein’s article on “Missed Tributes.” I realize you will get all kinds of feedback from this article, but I would like to be one of the first to say thank you. Thank you for publishing such a fantastically succinct and accurate summation of our thankless masses out in Hollywood. I guess I have become so used to their misuse of their fame, that I didn’t even notice the absence of tributes to our brave men and women overseas and their families at home (though in all honesty, I too didn’t see the entire spiel).
My husband is a captain in the National Guard. He deployed to Iraq on November 4 (after leaving home in early September for training). We just celebrated the 1/3rd mark yesterday in our countdown to his year being over. He and I both have long since tired of Hollywood and their crazy abuse of fame for publicity of their own ridiculous ideas and notions, (i.e. Tom Cruise and postpartum depression, etc.) We even have decided to boycott movies as the actors in Hollywood are so grossly overpaid, while our teachers, firemen, policemen and soldiers are so grossly underpaid).p>I just want to express my sincerest thanks for the way Mr. Stein was able to so aptly identify and describe the state of decay in our neighboring country of “Hollywood.” What a sad statement after acting greats like Eddie Albert, Mel Brooks, Ernest Borgnine, Henry Fonda, Clark Gable, Tyrone Power, Glenn Ford, and so many more served our great country. I’d like to see how many current “stars” would be willing to give up all their lush comforts to risk their lives, leaving family and friends behind for a war zone. Disgusting is the only word that comes to mind. Thank you, Mr. Stein. You have a new faithful reader and my most heartfelt thanks. br> — Amanda G. Edwards , Proud wife of Captain Renato Edwards, 5-113FA, LSA Adder-Tallil /p> p> As always, Ben is succinctly on the mark. br> —
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