Category Archives: veterans

Wounded Warrior “Walkers” Hitch Rides In Arkansas (UPDATE)

Update 1 Chris Senopole and Adam Shatarsky are former Marines walking across America to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project. This worthy endeavor drew enough attention that a crowd greeted them outside of Clarksville, Arkansas with a brass band … Continue reading

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Chris Hayes and the H-word

“Hero” is one of the most abused words in English — or any language, for that matter. Saddam Hussein’s final TV message praised each of his regional fedayeen commanders with the honorific al-butl, “the hero;” taped in advance, it was broadcast … Continue reading

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Chris Hayes, Veterans, and the Culture of War

(Expanded from several Tweets I made Monday.) So Chris Hayes stepped in the smelly stuff on Sunday: “I feel… uncomfortable, about the word because it seems to me that it is so rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war. Um, … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: Homing Anti-Rush Movement (HARM)

Today is another blog action day. The petition calling on SecDef Panetta to remove Rush Limbaugh from the Armed Forces Network lineup needs 25,000 signatures, and has already gotten half that number. If you haven’t signed already, please do. Limbaugh … Continue reading

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Stupid Stuff Civilians Say to Veterans

Everything said in this video has been said to me in one form or another.

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Morning Awful: Grave Problems

At last, Arlington National Cemetery can give the complete casualty figures of neglect and mismanagement: An accountability task force has photographed every burial marker and uploaded the information to a database where it was double-checked against more than 500,000 paper … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: Scumbag Hates the Troops

Via ThinkProgress, a study of psychological projection: deadbeat dad and representative Joe Walsh (R-IL) is spoiled, pampered, unfocused, and clueless. He doesn’t understand America and advocates anti-American solutions to problems. So when he calls veterans in the Occupy movement “socialists” … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: NASCAR Fans

It’s not a sport known for arugula, but I’m floored by this scene. Booing the First Lady as she supports veterans? That requires an extraordinary lack of class and decorum. Given the force’s insistence on respect for the Commander-in-Chief, maybe … Continue reading

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Lone Marine Versus NYPD, Flawless #OWS Victory

This is why it’s so important to have veterans take part in a movement. Via p0pkult.

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Lori Diaz at Alabama Community Leaders Institute

I met Lori Diaz, Executive Director of Holiday Help for Heroes, at the Alabama Community Leaders Institute on the campus of Alabama A&M on August 27th to find out more about the needs of veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq … Continue reading

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My First Front Page VetVoice Diary

My first front page diary, Let’s Call War Spending “Foreign Aid” is up at VetVoice. This is a new and rewarding online role for me, so please read, enjoy, and share often.

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