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Wes Clark is sponsoring a campaign to dump Rush from Armed Forces Radio. Seems fitting, since he thinks a large number of our soldiers are “phony”. You can get involved here.

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VoteVets blasts Rush for phony soldier comments:

Maybe he was all hopped up on hillbilly heroin again, who knows. Maybe he was a Starfleet Commander once in a Star Trek club so he thinks that he “served” and has any credibility on the subject. It’s hard tellin’. It’s funny watching him spin ’round though! Now he lumps Murtha in. LOL. Good show, Rush. Good show!

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Via Wired:

The MySpace generation is a “somewhat alien life force,” a Navy recruiting presentation contends — with a language and lifestyle that’s almost unrecognizable to adults. And because the kids are such “coddled,” “narcissistic praise junkies,” they’ll be beyond tough to bring into the military. Propensity to join the armed forces among these so-called “millennials” has dropped to as little as 3%; that’s down from 26% in 2001.

“Narcissistic praise junkies?” Seems pretty accurate to me.

The Iraq war has only discouraged millennials further. Up to 32% say it has made them “less patriotic,” and up to 67% […]

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Your tax dollars hard at work…

On September 21, 2007 By

What a friggin’ waste of time. Senate Republicans (and possibly House Republicans as well, if Mr. Boehner gets his way) would rather waste everyone’s time passing resolutions condemning MoveOn rather than discussing stuff that’s, you know, important.

The US Senate has voted to condemn an advertisement attacking the country’s top commander in Iraq as he gave key testimony on military progress there.

In the House of Representatives, Republican leader John Boehner recommended a similar move.

But a spokesman for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told The Associated Press news agency that the priorities of Americans lay elsewhere.

“The House is […]

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The Senate was unable to muster enough votes to overcome a filibuster. A sham “non-binding” GOP bill was also shot down.

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Heh. OK. WooPoo U was one of many beloved nicknames cadets had for West Point – probably more since I was there. The rock. The point. You get the picture. This news came back in April, but I just wandered upon it in one of those odd multi-tiered search expeditions. WP graduates are leaving at a record pace.

Now there always was a 5 and fly mentality in some. Deal was you last 4 years (very tough…just 1.5 for me), then 5 more and bail. Write your ticket in the private sector. Highly respected companies like Harley Davidson […]

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This puts wingnuts in a real conundrum. “Let’s see…hmmm…do I ‘support our troops?’ or do I ‘hate on the illegals?’…choices, choices”:

(CBS/AP) While the U.S. military searches for a soldier missing in Iraq, kidnapped by insurgents possibly allied with al Qaeda, his wife back home in Massachusetts may be deported by the U.S. government.

Based on some things I’ve heard online (more on that later), I’m gonna bet the wingnut blogosphere in Ohio would vote to hate on illegals. “Deport the illegal bitch” is my guess on their first thought. Tough one for them though. It’s what happens when […]

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This post is a Matty Special, just for our friends at RABid.

It turns out that Dr. Laura’s son, who is currently deployed in Afghanistan, had a MySpace page. And what a page it was.

The soldier son of talk radio relationship counselor Laura Schlessinger is under investigation for a graphic personal Web page that one Army official has called “repulsive.”

The MySpace page, publicly available until Friday when it disappeared from the Internet, included cartoon depictions of rape, murder, torture and child molestation; photographs of soldiers with guns in their mouths; a photograph of a bound and blindfolded […]

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I first wrote about this here. Now we learn that though your average soldier will not be able to use sites like MySpace and YouTube, the “official” military will be able to. They have yet to answer bandwidth excuses to any satisfaction and this appears to be yet more stifling of the very freedoms these kids are supposedly over there fighting and dying for.

I can fully understand not giving up operationally sensitive information, but telling it like it is from the ground level is not the same as giving up maps and plans to the terrorists. […]

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