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No More Vietnams
Topic: Society 3:25 pm EDT, May  6, 2006

Lie #4: The real heroes of Vietnam were the protesters and draft-resisters who forced America to give up a disastrously wrong policy. If this was heroism, it was dirt cheap heroism.

As an addendum, if dirt cheap heroism is getting shot dead by the National Guard at Kent State, then I'm really curious to know what this dolt considers pricey. Mr. Goebbels, your black pill is waiting.

No More Vietnams

No More Vietnams
Topic: Society 3:16 pm EDT, May  6, 2006

In Iraq as in Vietnam, the government gave the American people an unrealistic estimate of how hard the war would be. Both times it was an honest but costly mistake, which could probably have been avoided.

This is in fact a total lie. Vietnam we got involved in as part of the idea to contain Communism, and on that level was understandable. Iraq is a war that was started because the White House wanted a war. The analogies to Vietnam are completely wrong there.

They continue to be wrong in virtually every other respect. In Vietnam we had about four times as many troops. It was fought village to village with no clear lines of sight because of the jungle. The other side was supplied by other countries. None of that is the case to any great extent in Iraq. The other side *might* be getting *some* of their IEDs from Iran, but at that point they aren't IEDs anymore, that I in IED is for improvised.

Vietnam failed because we were fighting on the wrong side. The South was criminally corrupt in every way while the North was a country created by a hero of WWII (and if you think otherwise of Ho Chi Minh, you have critically underestimated what was going on in Vietnam, that is also not to say that the north wasn't bad, but bad led by a puppet and bad led by a war hero, you do the math). It was a war we could have double or even tripled our forces in and STILL not won, because the people didn't want us there, any more than they wanted the French there before us.

On THAT level, we're looking at the same thing. The Iraqis want us to get the hell out. Instead, Halliburton is building "enduring bases" in the Iraqi desert. This administration has no plans to leave Iraq, EVER.

This comparison is a load of crap because it's not looking at the reasons we got involved, nor what we're actually facing. A country where virtually every man woman and child would like nothing better than for us to pack up our toys and get the hell out of their country.

No More Vietnams

The Desert One Debacle
Topic: Society 2:44 pm EDT, Apr 14, 2006

The meeting began with Jimmy Carter's announcement: “Gentlemen, I want you to know that I am seriously considering an attempt to rescue the hostages.”

This is great history about the mess. Very worth the read.

The Desert One Debacle

Dr. Peter Rost: The New Robber Barons
Topic: Society 8:13 pm EST, Mar 29, 2006

Clearly the system we have today isn't just broke. The system is utterly and completely sick and our weakest citizens are paying the price, every day. And while I have belatedly been forced to share some of the experiences of our poor, uninsured, and unemployed, my situation doesn't even start to compare with people with no resources, no voice, nowhere to go and no one who listens to them. For those citizens we have something that's called the Government; a government that is supposed to look out for the people who can't look out for themselves, but instead focuses on "pay to play money."

A former VP at Pfizer says what's on his mind. It's a very good read on what's gone wrong with both medicine and the economy in general.

Dr. Peter Rost: The New Robber Barons

House rejects spending for birth control
Topic: Society 1:31 pm EST, Mar 16, 2006

The House voted 96-59 to delete the funding for contraception and infertility treatments after Rep. Susan Phillips told lawmakers that anti-abortion groups such as Missouri Right to Life were opposed to the spending.

It's not enough that they want to retrict abortion, but at the same time they're restricting every other way out there to avoid getting pregnant, and eliminating education about it as well. They're just plain evil.

House rejects spending for birth control

Gallup: More Than Half of Americans Reject Evolution, Back Bible
Topic: Society 2:26 pm EST, Mar  8, 2006

"Several characteristics correlate with belief in the biblical explanation for the origin of humans. Those with lower levels of education, those who attend church regularly, those who are 65 and older, and those who identify with the Republican Party are more likely to believe that God created humans 'as is,' than are those who do not share these characteristics."

And this would be why they keep cutting education funding. God forbid they should go to school and stop voting Republican...

Gallup: More Than Half of Americans Reject Evolution, Back Bible

Court says oral sex law violates rights - Yahoo! News
Topic: Society 2:03 pm EST, Mar  7, 2006

"We perceive no reason why the legislature would conclude that persons who are convicted of voluntary oral copulation with adolescents 16 to 17 years old...constitute a class of 'particularly incorrigible offenders'... who require lifetime surveillance as sex offenders."

Go California! The state says a blowjob isn't worse than getting laid.

Court says oral sex law violates rights - Yahoo! News

U.S. church alliance denounces Iraq war
Topic: Society 9:28 pm EST, Feb 20, 2006

"Our country responded (to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks) by seeking to reclaim a privileged and secure place in the world, raining down terror on the truly vulnerable among our global neighbors ... entering into imperial projects that seek to dominate and control for the sake of national interests," said the statement. "Nations have been demonized and God has been enlisted in national agendas that are nothing short of idolatrous."

This is pretty damning. Literally.

U.S. church alliance denounces Iraq war

Jeered, Coulter Cuts University Speech Short
Topic: Society 1:26 pm EST, Dec  9, 2005

"It really appalled me that we're not able to come together as a group and listen to a different view in a respectful environment," Mohni said.

Duh! When you bring in a speaker who has no respect for the other side, and has been blatantly combatant about it, what do you expect? I wouldn't expect the right to be any less insulting to Al Franken.

Jeered, Coulter Cuts University Speech Short

DNA Tests Could Free Man After 25 Years - Yahoo! News
Topic: Society 3:07 pm EST, Dec  8, 2005

Clark was identified by the woman, who was carjacked at gunpoint in July 1981 from outside an Atlanta Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant and raped repeatedly. Clark was convicted and sentenced to life in prison plus 20 years for rape, kidnapping and armed robbery.

But recent DNA tests show that Clark — who had no prior adult felony convictions — did not commit the crime.

I have one very simple reason I think capital punishment should go away. If you get the wrong guy and send them to jail, that's bad, but you can try to make up for it. If you send them to the chair, you can't.

DNA Tests Could Free Man After 25 Years - Yahoo! News

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