This isn’t as easy as it looks. Most of my family and friends are Republicans, ranging from fairly moderate to outright Tea Party radicals. Posts that aren’t unsubstantiated attacks on the POTUS or shots alleged freeloaders, “welfare queens” and all the usual targets for Tea Party “outrage” tend to fall into the usual “I managed to get up this morning” report, the latest new way to tell you what day of the week it is, a complete rundown on every ache and pain that has afflicted the poster since the last aches and pains report at most a couple of hours previous, the almost obligatory report on the latest cute thing the pet has done plus everything you ever wanted to know about what the poster is doing, is going do do and has done, again since the last release of vital statistics issued at intervals dependent on whatever point in his or her life the poster decides to stop doing what he or she is doing and do something else.
Nothing wrong with any of it and if any of you think you see yourself in that paragraph don’t take it personally. I do it myself and it’s what (you’re supposed to think) Facebook is for. Hard to believe Zuckerberg became a billionaire simply by providing a place to do all that but then most of us know that’s not the information he makes his real money from anyway, right?
Anyway, items that might possibly be of even minimal interest to folks other than your immediate circle can be kinda like chicken teeth to find sometimes. I may have to make Grumpy Cat reposts a regular feature on the really slow days.
Probably gonna get me accused of hating our troops in certain circles but I’m way beyond caring at this point. Virtually the same number of flag officers commanding a 1.5 million person military that we had in charge of 12.7 active duty personnel during a multiple front world war. As of 2009 there was one flag rank officer for every 1500 enlisted persons and junior officers.
7 absurd ways the military wastes taxpayer dollars
If you thought the Petraeus scandal was embarrassing, wait ’til you hear how much is spent on military golf courses
EXCLUSIVE: Fired Army Whistleblower Receives $970K for Exposing Halliburton No-Bid Contract in Iraq
Bunnatine “Bunny” Greenhouse, the former chief oversight official of contracts at the Army Corps of Engineers, has reached a $970,000 settlement six years after she was demoted for publicly criticizing a multi-billion-dollar, no-bid contract to Halliburton—the company formerly headed by then-Vice Pr…
This is money in politics – crony capitalism.
While this whistle blower is now owed a settlement just under $1 Million, Halliburton made $39.5 BILLION (a nice chunk of the $138 Billion that went to contractors) on the war in Iraq. Halliburton was taken off the no compete list and given sole source contracts.
And yet the House cut military pensions last week in order to control our debt, the spawn of our preemptive war in the middle east. Had enough? (Jeanene)…See More
“On December 14, we’ll have a moment of silence for Newtown. But with 26 more school shootings since that day, ask yourself: Is silence what America needs right now?” – PSA for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
Bill Moyers Essay on the NRA
Bill discusses the work of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, which has just released a moving video urging people to speak out against firearms violence.
Make this viral. Make this viral now.
Ravich gets it…