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February 09, 2006
Let's try this again.

Ahistoricality is in favor of a little objective education before we all get to Doin' What Comes Nat'rly. Darned right. Teach people the truth, without lapping the facts in hellfire.

If Tricky Dick was still with us, he'd be standing up and cheering.

To our astonishment, some of us are discovering that some of our prisoners of war...well, detainees at Guantanamo were sold into custody by others trying to collect rewards. (Well, duh. Because we haven't been doing that all along.)

I've been thinking about this one all day and I've decided to blog it. Because it's important to be very, very clear on this topic. When you see a bumper sticker wishing that the military had to hold bake sales to build bombers, they mean the actual Department of Defense. Not individual soldiers. Fortunately, a bake sale was held. I'm going to be charitable and assume this entire situation was the kind of SNAFU you get when you have a battlefield, a lot of injured bodies, and not a lot of leisure to keep detailed records. (Update: The soldier's money was refunded after the media got the story.)

I should blog more about feminism.

I really should.

Trust them. Or else.

A noted oil expert says we should stop imagining we can wean ourselves from foreign oil because it's impossible. (And he should know. He's the CEO of Exxon, so he's a good, impartial judge.)

Posted by AnneZook at 07:34 AM


The body armor problem has been going on a very long time. I had to be re-issued equipment after my original equipment was destroyed when the aircraft crashed. It took over a month with all of the proper paperwork already filled out when I went in for the replacements. That was in 1969.

For some reason the people in military supply can't conceive of the loss of equipment in war time. Go figure.

Posted by: Bryan at February 9, 2006 09:38 PM

I suspected as much. The truth is, when you're talking about a bureaucracy the size of the military, these things are inevitable.

Posted by: Anne at February 11, 2006 11:27 AM