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BBS Blogging Tories Site of the Week

January 14th, 2009

The Blue Blogging Soapbox Blogging Tories Site of the Week forthe week of January 11th is:

The Torch

“To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high.”

The Torch is an honourary nominee this week, with an ulterior motive involved. The Torch’s founder, Damian Brooks

has been invited to Afghanistan as an official CF blogger. Damian is an RMC grad and former CF officer. His efforts, through The Torch,  have helped bring issues about the CF to the fore and kept them there. As a former member of the CF, like myself, Damian wears his heart on his sleeve. (I have to make special exceptions for his being a ground pounder, but that’s to be understood. When I joined the military I could read, write and sign my name, which is why I ended up in the Navy as opposed to the Army or Air Force! In the Navy GRUNT has a special meaning – Government Reject Unfit for Naval Training.  )

All kidding aside, contrary to unpopular petty partisan opinion, there isn’t a more qualified representative of the blogosphere to send to Afghanistan to report on things from an informed citizen’s perspective.

Damian will have to shoulder numerous expenses to make this trip happen. Please consider donating to help him defray the costs. Even if you can’t donate, you can help by blogging about his trip and posting a copy of the Chip-In widget in either your blog post or side-bar. Our goal is to help raise $2000.00 dollars. Let’s make it happen!

Click on the widget to the right to donate.

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