Fresh Dispatches From The Culture Wars
December 9th, 2013
The New York Times has published some delightful linkbait from their Snowden files about American intelligence agents searching for terror[...]
Category Archives: veterans
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
“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
(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
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
Everything said in this video has been said to me in one form or another.
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
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
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
This is why it’s so important to have veterans take part in a movement. Via p0pkult.
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
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.