Welcome to the ``Flat Daddy" and ``Flat Mommy" phenomenon, in which life-size cutouts of deployed service members are given by the Maine National Guard to spouses, children, and relatives back home.
The Flat Daddies ride in cars, sit at the dinner table, visit the dentist, and even are brought to confession, according to their significant others on the home front.
I almost spit out my coffee reading this (hat tip to Daily Kos). I have absolutely no idea what to say.
Our government is so lame. They cannot provide their own armed services with funds to properly fight a "war" (regardless of one's opinion about Iraq, it's still a "war" as far as our soldiers are concerned), yet, they can create fucking cardboard cut-outs of our soldiers to give (no one has actually checked to see if these people were "charged" for their cardboard relatives) to families.
Like I said, I really, really do not know what to say about this.