Posts tagged “Iraq”

The Dogs of War

Happy Veterans’ Day! Celebrate by watching this compilation of videos of dogs welcoming their masters home from the field. And a hat tip to my grandfather Vincent Albanese (1918 – 1986), who fought in WWII as one of Merrill’s Marauders. Thanks for everything I have and am today.

Angelina Jolie: Awesome

Angelina Jolie made a trip to the Walter Reed Military Hospital in Washington, D.C. back on June 26th. No one reported on this until now because she didn’t tell anyone. She spent several hours with wounded soldiers and gave each one a gift bag which included, among other things, a $1000 gift certificate to Best

Everyone Hates the War

Retired Gen. George Washington Criticizes Bush’s Handling Of Iraq War (via BrainLog)

Los Angeles Gas Prices

“The cheap stuff” in LA right now is creeping up to $4.00/gal. It’s ridiculous. 17.478 gal x $3.659/gal = $63.95

Homeland Security Is Funny

If you have set yourself on fire, do not run. Making fun of “homeland security” still makes me giggle. I remember when I first saw these hysterical warnings just after 9/11. They made me laugh until I cried. A half a decade later I still smile when I see them. Every now and again I’ll

What Lies Beneath

The author of The Progress Paradox, Gregg Easterbrook, writes a weekly column for called Tuesday Morning Quarterback during football season. I didn’t get a chance to read it Tuesday because I was still in Vegas. I love Easterbrook because he’s not afraid to tackle social issues in the middle of discussing the merits of

© My Life

Your homework project: Compare and contrast the information contained in the article quoted below with Keats’ assertion (poetic, true, but an assertion nonetheless) that “Beauty is truth, truth beauty.” NBC is planning to make a movie about Pfc. Jessica Lynch, the rescued American POW, even if it doesn’t get her permission. Can the network do

Axis of Evil

Americans share President Bush’s harsh feelings about Iran and Iraq, but attitudes about the third “Axis of Evil” country outlined in his State of the Union address — North Korea — are more up in the air. The new CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll shows that 82% of Americans are willing to use the word “evil” to

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