Posts in category "armed forces"

For the Today Show co-host a funny thing happened at the Commander-in-Chief forum

  “[Matt] Lauer’s handling of the NBC News ‘Commander-In-Chief Forum’ with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Wednesday night was widely panned by journalists and pundits.  The ‘Today’ show co-host was criticized for spending too much time on Clinton’s emails, lobbing softball questions to Trump, and neglecting to fact-check the Republican nominee when he falsely... Read more »

No, Mr. Trump, hiring workers is not the same as dying in defense of your country.

  “Pressed by Stephanopoulos to name the sacrifices he’d made for his country, Trump said: ‘I think I’ve made a lot of sacrifices. I work very, very hard. I’ve created thousands and thousands of jobs, tens of thousands of jobs, built great structures. I’ve had tremendous success. I think I’ve done a lot.'”  [usatoday.com]  ... Read more »

Afghanistan: the graveyard of empires (and democracies?)

  “President Obama said Wednesday that he planned to leave 8,400 American troops in Afghanistan until the end of his term, further slowing the drawdown in a 14-year war that Mr. Obama pledged to end on his watch but now seems likely to grind on indefinitely.” [nytimes.com]   Obama’s not leaving Afghanistan. I think we’ll... Read more »
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The Joint Chiefs of Distaff

Media Note:  On his radio show, Rush Limbaugh— who never served in the military   because of a cyst on his buttocks– ridiculed the idea of women on the front lines. Soon women will fight on the front And engage deadly fire like a grunt. Call it courage, no less, Not like, Rush, PMS, Just... Read more »

Eros in Afghanistan

   Between sex and the military, Which one has greater powers? Two generals should have been wary And taken more cold showers.