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    Friday, August 18, 2006

    I Guess Grand Theft Auto and Trans Fats Haven't Spoiled All of Them

    Check out this awesome letter to Ask Amy.

    Dear Amy: A letter from "Mr. Old Fashioned" shocked me. He doesn't believe that mothers should serve in the military.

    As a 14-year-old girl hoping to one day become a Navy pilot, his letter made me sick.

    So it is OK for a father to serve his country but for a mother, that's not acceptable?

    Mothers in the military are women who are bravely serving our country. All parents over there, not just the women, are probably homesick and want to see their kids more than anything in the world. Singling out women in this situation is not OK, and questioning a mother's love for her daughter is cruel.

    -- Future Pilot


    Dear Pilot: "Mr. Old Fashioned" seemed to be trying to make a point about women leaving their children while they serve in the military. Many readers were riled by his highly insensitive comments, especially at a time when fathers and mothers are facing unexpected and dangerous deployments.

    As a girl and future Navy pilot, you are in an excellent position to react to Mr. Old Fashioned, and your remarks are on the mark.

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