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The imbroglio over former Secretary of State ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 57 comments on Sun Mar 08, 2015 at 01:57 PM PDT with 62 Recommends
[Cross-posted at The Left Coaster. ] In the movie Stripes, circa 1981, actor Bill Murray is exhorting his fellow soldiers to rally to the flag, hitch up the testicles and their packs and hustle up ...
by paradox
Comment Count 11 comments on Wed Jan 21, 2015 at 09:00 AM PST with 13 Recommends
"When I came back from Luang Prabang / I didn't have a thing where my balls used to hang / But I got a wooden medal and a fine harangue / Now I'm a fucking hero." – Dave Van Ronk, "Luang Prabang" ...
by Jaxpagan
Comment Count 19 comments on Tue Nov 11, 2014 at 05:00 AM PST with 16 Recommends
This graph from Nasa I may be full of baloney but I was taking my class in climate change and was studying the graph for global warming trends. I noticed something very interesting so I took a ...
by Dovie
Comment Count 13 comments on Sun Sep 28, 2014 at 09:41 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
It occured to me the other day that we've been bombing Iraq for over half of my lifetime. Despite billions of tons of high explosives being dropped on this country, the conditions in that country ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 9 comments on Sun Aug 10, 2014 at 12:00 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
by annieli
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Mar 05, 2014 at 06:56 PM PST with 1 Recommend
The British Parliament’s rejection of an attack on Syria is a direct contrast—and implicit challenge—to the political war system of the United States. “It is clear to me that the British ...
by NormanSolomon
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 10:21 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
As the chaos and carnage in Syria continues to escalate, some conservatives are very happy indeed with word of Israeli air strikes against weapons shipments reportedly destined for Hezbollah. ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 23 comments on Mon May 06, 2013 at 04:53 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
You might be aware that Fox News' Eric Bolling made a giant horse's ass of himself on Tuesday by claiming that the invasion of Iraq was the smartest thing that George W. Bush ever did as President (...
by gf120581
Comment Count 8 comments on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 04:26 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
I got a call last week from Senator Sherrod Brown's Office. The call was prompted by a Kossack whose son had been helped by the Senator’s office. [Thank you, whoever you are!] The call came from ...
by llbear
Comment Count 102 comments on Tue Feb 19, 2013 at 03:04 PM PST with 288 Recommends
by shortfinals
Comment Count 68 comments on Sun May 19, 2013 at 08:10 AM PDT with 72 Recommends
Every war produces some weird stories. The Gulf War was no exception. Some of these happened to me and some were related to me. Some are funny, some are tragic and some are absurd. Keep in mind ...
by Major Kong
Comment Count 31 comments on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 09:02 AM PST with 27 Recommends
'You want me to fly at 50 feet agl? Hell! I'm not CLIMBING for ANYBODY!!' This diary is for exatc - enjoy!
by shortfinals
Comment Count 48 comments on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 04:00 PM PST with 29 Recommends
When I checked out as an Aircraft Commander I was told that I had two jobs "fly the plane" and "make decisions". That's why I got paid the big bucks. Well, not that big. An Air Force Captain with ...
by Major Kong
Comment Count 42 comments on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 10:48 AM PST with 74 Recommends
During the Gulf War fatigue was at least as great a threat to us as enemy action. Maybe more so. The single B-52 lost during the conflict was due to a very tired crew mismanaging some systems ...
by Major Kong
Comment Count 45 comments on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 11:40 AM PST with 64 Recommends
Most people's image of the Gulf War is an F-117 putting a smart-bomb through the air vent of a bunker. Clean, surgical, precise. Pentagon spokespersons and cable news networks ate this kind of thing ...
by Major Kong
Comment Count 33 comments on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 03:24 PM PST with 61 Recommends
I'm biased of course, but I've never felt that the B-52 community got much credit for what we did in the 1991 Gulf War. I learned from the History Channel, back when it still had history, that the F-
by Major Kong
Comment Count 37 comments on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 07:42 AM PST with 66 Recommends
By Marc Erich Wolf, Edited by Jim Luce Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Chrisanne Gordon is building a new army to fight a new war – and that is the war on Traumatic Brain Injury ( TBI ) which hundreds of ...
by jimluce
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed Apr 18, 2012 at 06:40 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
Good news for Veterans suffering from Gulf War Syndrome ...
by angelajean
Comment Count 19 comments on Mon Jun 27, 2011 at 09:41 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
Overlord was the name the Allied Supreme Command assigned to the invasion of France during the climatic months of the Second World War. Desert Storm is what the Pentagon called the ...
by zwerlst
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Mar 22, 2011 at 01:24 PM PDT with 4 Recommends