Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Dereliction of Duty

I've been avoiding the Walter Reed story due to me not wanting my head to explode. But no longer.

Here we have all of these bastard ass Republicans (and Joe Lieberman) in Congress during the recent 'debates' on the 'surge' impugning mine and anybody else who-wants-OUR-troops-the-hell-out-of-theclusterfuckthatis-Iraq's patriotism and calling us traitorous scum and telling us we comfort the enemy and that we put OUR troops in danger by not shutting up and doing what Bush wants...... *teeth gnashing*..... *fist going through wall*

Yet, these pieces of shit have known about the horrible conditions at Walter Reed and the 600,000 back logged cases of Vets needing medical attention and have not done one fucking thing about it? Didn't have enough foresight to be prepared for all of the maimed, and wounded, and psychologically destroyed, and ass raped by GWB soldiers coming home from this war of choice??!!!!

Soldiers Face Neglect, Frustration At Army's Top Medical Facility:
"Behind the door of Army Spec. Jeremy Duncan's room, part of the wall is torn and hangs in the air, weighted down with black mold. When the wounded combat engineer stands in his shower and looks up, he can see the bathtub on the floor above through a rotted hole. The entire building, constructed between the world wars, often smells like greasy carry-out. Signs of neglect are everywhere: mouse droppings, belly-up cockroaches, stained carpets, cheap mattresses."

Angry? Fuck yeah, I'm angry. You should be too. Angry enough to start making 'walls of goddamned noise and sound'. Start calling your Congresspeople.... daily. Start writing letters to the editors.

Enough is fucking enough!

But it ain't enough is it......

Here's another scoop of shit to top off this turd sandwich.

Dad writes letter to the editor seeking donations for son's body armor


Fight fire with fire? Then I'm about to get Medieval on some asses.

After student raises ire over teacher telling class disbelievers 'going to hell,' he faces death threats:
"LaClair taped a teacher of his saying to students in a history class 'that if they do not believe that Jesus died for their sins, they 'belong in hell,'' writes McGeehan.

On the same recordings, the article continues, the teacher is heard telling the students 'that there were dinosaurs aboard Noah's ark and that there is no scientific basis for evolution or the Big Bang theory of the origin of the universe.'

LaClair has reportedly been 'the target of harassment and a death threat from fellow students and 'retaliation' by school officials who have treated him, not the teacher, as the problem,' McGeehan says."

I need a drank....

Brewpubs seek to make distilled spirits:
"LINCOLN, Neb. - Zach Triemert wants to bring what he learned in Scotland to Nebraska, and it isn't how to play bagpipes.

'We hope to use Nebraska grains and fruits to make world-class spirits,' Triemert, who earned a master's degree in brewing and distilling while in Scotland, told a legislative committee recently. 'It will bring another source of recognition and pride to our state.'

Upstream Brewing Company in Omaha, where Triemert is head brewer, is one of an increasing number of brewpubs nationwide that wants to add distilled spirits such as rum and whiskey to its list of alcohol offerings that are made onsite then sold to customers and wholesalers."

The heightened demand is partially due to more exposure to high-end spirits at tastings and other venues, and a national resurgence of "cocktail culture" where booze "mixologists" generate the same sort of excitement as top-level chefs, said Shawn Kelley, spokeswoman for the council.

"People aren't drinking more," she said. "They're drinking better."

Speak for yourself. I'm drinking mo' bettah.


Science over religion any day of the week, baby.

United Press International - NewsTrack - Study finds nanotubes can heal themselves:
"HOUSTON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have discovered nanotubes, unlike other materials, remain robust even when parts are blasted away with heat or radiation.

The Rice University-led study offers the first explanation of how such tiny cylinders of carbon, no wider than a strand of DNA, can be so resilient: tiny 'blemishes' crawl over the skin of damaged tubes, sewing up larger holes as they go."


Anonymous said...

JPW---Great and diturbing blog today. You are driving me to drink. Just had a big shot of Fernet. Thanks for my article du jour inspiration...

AAW said...

Much drinking is required because we need the empty bottles to bash across a few heads