Stupid People

Stuff I think is kind of important to know about.

Read the top five myths about Guantanamo Bay.

Read about the Kelo decision, which upheld the power of a city government (under grant of state law) to move people out of their homes in order to move forward with an economic development plan.

Read about the most recent attempt to re-write our Constitution to stop flag burning. I'm with the Honorable Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY): "If the flag needs protection at all, it needs protection from members of Congress who value the symbol more than the freedoms that the flag represents."

I wish I had more time to watch the news. Of course, my big concern is that once I go back to active reserve status, I'll have entirely too much time to watch the news, but not enough income to pay the rent. =)


Rush is smoking crack again

Simply rejecting out-of-hand evidence and information that doesn't fit your worldview is the sign of a dishonest mind.


From an article about the Defense Advisory Committee on Military Compensation, which is looking at fundamental changes in how the military pay structure might work in the future:
[quote]Panel member Frederic W. Cook, chairman of a consulting firm on executive compensation, noted that the idea of someone retiring at age 38 with full benefits doesn’t exist in the private sector.[/quote]
Also not existing in the private sector, for the most part: Training virtually guaranteed to cause you permanent physical damage over the course of 20 years--if it doesn't kill you instantly while in progress--and getting sent places where you have to kill them before they kill you.

I'll count myself very lucky if I am fully unimpaired and able to work at age 38--and I didn't join until age 25.


Wisdom prevails... in Congress?

Stranger things have happened. From IntelDump:
[quote]The Los Angeles Times reports that Congressional Republicans have scuttled the section of this year's National Defense Authorization Act which would have (or might have) put limits on the ability of women to serve their country in combat. Not suprisingly, the plan ran into massive resistance from both Democrats and Republicans. That resistance owed partly to the GOP's sneaky legislative tactics -- proposing the amendment with barely any notice, no hearings, and no deliberation -- and partly to the fact that every military department and official opposed the legislation.[/quote]

Full article is worth a read.


They don't get it.

Legislation to bar women from anywhere they might possibly maybe be exposed to combat? Get a grip.

Need a computer.

I need my own computer. The United States Army, in its infinite wisdom, has installed NetNanny on the computers in the lab here with stunningly ridiculous settings. I can't view half of my own site.


Clearing: Scavenger Hunt for the Retarded

In which Sig does battle with military bureaucracy, and suddenly wishes he was back fighting Russian again.

Typical Seattle Education.

Michelle Malkin notes a pretty disturbing assembly in a Seattle high school, as reported in the Seattle P-I.

Why is it that I rarely hear about anything GOOD happening back home? That's off the chain, even for the infamously liberal I-5 corridor. Whatever you think of the war, the president, or the policies, civilized people don't do that to invited guest speakers.


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