New Jersey mother Marcelle Shriver was surprised when her son Todd, now deployed with the U.S. Army in Iraq, asked if she could send him a couple cans of Silly String.SHOCKING!!!!
As The Star-Ledger explains, U.S. troops in Iraq have discovered that Silly String can help them find deadly tripwires attached to bombs. Spray it into a room before entering, they say, and if the strings all settle safely on the floor there aren't any wires. If the strings hang up on something -- the troops know not to go in.
Shriver organized folks at her church in Stratford, N.J., to collect cans of the stuff. A pilot in a private air freight company heard about what she was doing and arranged free shipping.
Now, Shriver's work has gotten notice in Time, from local TV and radio stations and from the Associated Press.
"For people who want to do something to help the troops but aren't sure what to do, it's a great little thing they can do,"Shriver told the Star-Ledger. "It's something inexpensive that everyone can help with -- school kids, Scout troops, churches. We're happy to take donations from anyone."
[ cf No kidding: 'Silly String' can save troops' lives ]
This is Just SHOCKING!!!! And to think that some day, when OUR Troops are defending Our Homes and Our Families from the Brutal Blue Helmetted One Worlders as they embark upon a Militarist Brutal Onslaught of Mandating the Americanization Of America, our troops will no longer be able to use Trip Wire Booby Traps against the Godless Red Hordes!!!!!
Oh The Horror Of It ALL!!!!!
All Hail Great Leader!!! For lo, these sorts of Military Secrets Would not be released if ONLY More Americans Supported The Presidents Divine Right to Torture Anyone Anywhere to Protect These Vital Military Secrets!!!!
ARE YOU doing YOUR part to Protect Our Precious Bodily Fluids Of Military Secrets????
Oh FrigNark, we should Bomb Canada Because Of This, on just general principle...