Archive for the ‘War’ Category
My Facebook thread is filled with dissing of Muhammad Ali by, what I can mostly discern, those who are conservatives, Republicans, and assorted fundamentalists. Each slam is of the same boorish content; draft dodger, draft dodger, anti-American, yada yada. All I see is these folks writing about hating Ali while they instead wish to worship [...]
Detroit media has been running investigative reporting that has unveiled a rarely discussed legacy of the warfare state: its abandoned military bases and toxic aftershocks. Wurtsmith Air Force base in Oscoda, Michigan (the northeastern-ish lower peninsula) was closed in 1993, but it was known as early as the 1970s that groundwater contamination in and around [...]
Chris Harper Mercer is the only mass murderer making the front pages this past weekend. Our feral leader and his henchmen orchestrate this here mass murder at a charity hospital, and here’s the accountability, in full: “The White House released a statement from President Barack Obama offering condolences to the charity from the American people.” Yet he [...]
Nancy Pelosi called this the “selfie of the year.” The self-esteem selfie of the first four women to make it through Marine infantry training. From Gawker: These women have now definitively proven what fatuous Congressional oldsters for so long prevented other women from demonstrating: the ability to hump 90 pounds of gear over rough terrain [...]
From Cato, of course. This post at Cato, “The Libertarian Case for National Military Service,” reads like satire, but alas, it is not. The author actually writes “freedom isn’t free,” and he thinks that libertarians shouldn’t recoil from the notion of mandatory military service because serving your government masters can be a “pillar of freedom” [...]
The horror of the human casualties of war from the Unknown Soldier Project by David Jay.
This morning I noted that Detroit Int’l Airport has a Freedom Lounge with a sign says “Serving Those Who Serve Us.” It’s a special ‘military only’ lounge for the government’s war enforcers. They sure as heck don’t serve me because I don’t conduct the wars they “serve.” Surely the airport doesn’t have an entrepreneur’s lounge, [...]
This is from the greatest hits archive. This one must never be lost for future archeologists.
The hero killer for the state, Chris Kyle, America’s most admired sniper, was killed at a gun range. The New York Times reports: The police identified the gunman as Eddie Ray Routh, a 25-year-old veteran with a history of mental illness who had served in both Iraq and Afghanistan. The police offered no information about [...]
An authentic US Air Force unmanned aerial vehicle with display stand. The customer reviews are priceless. Well, that’s because this appears to be a “fake” Amazon page. Though one can barely navigate the waters between ‘real’ and ‘satire’ nowadays without fervent research.