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New rules regarding Iraq deployments are breaking the backs of our troops

New rules regarding Iraq deployments are breaking the backs of our troops

| April 12, 2007 | 2 Replies

Paul Rieckhoff, who has already served in Iraq, describes the crushing burden of the newly instituted 15-month tours of U.S. soldiers of Iraq: The current force level in Iraq is unsustainable, and is breaking the back of our armed forces. Like so many other choices made by the Bush Administration during this war, extending Army tours […]

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Ouch!  I just got hit with drive-by religion!

Ouch! I just got hit with drive-by religion!

| April 12, 2007 | 17 Replies

There I was, minding my own business, when WHAM! I was damned to hell. Thankfully, my salvation is being actively prayed for, so maybe, just maybe, I still have a chance. OK, well, perhaps “minding my own business” is a bit of truth-stretch. I was actually stirring a pot, just a little. Not sure why; […]

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McCain shoots self in foot

McCain shoots self in foot

| April 12, 2007 | 10 Replies

Some people just don’t get it — that invading Iraq was a bad idea.  John McCain is one. Unfortunately, Hillary Clinton is another one, though she does at least have a plan to end the occupation. It really amazes me that such otherwise smart people still declare that invading Iraq was a good idea, given that all […]

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Mother yelling at her child that he must believe in God.

Mother yelling at her child that he must believe in God.

| April 11, 2007 | 8 Replies

This one-minute video (which I found on Dispatches from the Culture Wars) raises dozens of questions (many of them having nothing to do with the subject being discussed between this mother and son). But this video also succinctly illustrates the way that mindless dogma can give wings to stupidity and cruelty. Are all conversations between […]

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When I die, what happens online?

When I die, what happens online?

| April 11, 2007 | 8 Replies

I’ve taken something of an accidental hiatus from the blog the past few months. “Real life” responsibilities left me rather distracted, and without a word, I “disappeared” from the face of the earth, as far as everyone at Dangerous Intersection knew anyway. Or, in my view, Dangerous Intersection perhaps “disappeared” from my radar. Either way, […]

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Help wanted:  be the fall guy for Iraq

Help wanted: be the fall guy for Iraq

| April 11, 2007 | 5 Replies

I laughed out loud when I read this story.  Yes, after five years of Bush’s swaggering incompetence, his Administration now wants to hire a scapegoat — er, “war overseer” — to take the fall for the mess in Iraq, and at least three retired generals have already turned down the offer.  Unlike Bush, they’re obviously not stupid enough […]

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The crisis about boys and schools

The crisis about boys and schools

| April 10, 2007 | 4 Replies

A recent article in Newsweek describes this national crisis well.  Here’s one symptom: “At many state universities the gender balance is already tilting 60-40 toward women.”  The problem starts well before college, though: By almost every benchmark, boys across the nation and in every demographic group are falling behind. In elementary school, boys are two […]

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Kucinich on impeaching Bush

Kucinich on impeaching Bush

| April 10, 2007 | 1 Reply

Back in January, 2007, I attended a press conference in Memphis during which Dennis Kucinich appeared to strongly oppose impeachment.  Based upon a recent interview with Amy Goodman of DemocracyNow, though, Kucinich seems to be warming up to the idea: I don’t think that it’s wise for the House and the Congress, for co-equal branches […]

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Douglas Adams: Radical Atheist

Douglas Adams: Radical Atheist

| April 10, 2007 | 5 Replies

Mr. “Life, the Universe, and Everything” makes some good points.

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