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2010-10-20 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Legislation + Military + POTUS
From Request to Lawsuit

Last week a federal judge declared the military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy unconstitutional. The next day, Obama asked that she put a stay on the decision. The judge denied the request. But rather than allow the ban die a merciful death, Obama will be filing a lawsuit to force a moratorium on the ban. […]

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2010-09-18 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Military
Take Your Guess

How long until we start to see American troops dying at the hands of this sale? Will we never learn?

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2010-08-06 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Journalism
Do the Right Thing

Geoff Morrell, press secretary for the Pentagon, on Wikileaks: Public disclosure of additional Defense Department classified information can only make the damage worse [. . .] We are asking them to do the right thing. We hope they will honor our demands and comply with our demands. mad libertarian guy’s translation: Public disclosure of additional […]

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2010-07-26 :: madlibertarianguy // Journalism
A Fine Example of Why a Free Press is Necessary

The War Logs: An archive of classified military documents offers an unvarnished view of the war in Afghanistan Americans fighting the war in Afghanistan have long harbored strong suspicions that Pakistan’s military spy service has guided the Afghan insurgency with a hidden hand, even as Pakistan receives more than $1 billion a year from Washington […]

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2010-07-04 :: madlibertarianguy // Government + Legislation + Taxation
Myths About the Demotarded Party

Of the many myths which permeate our collective subconscious, there are 2 which bother the ever living shit out of me: 1) Republicans are the party of war, and are the primary driving force behind the infamous military industrial complex in the US, while the democrats are a party of peace and love and hippies […]

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2010-06-22 :: madlibertarianguy // Journalism + Military
What About It?

In an ongoing conversation about General McChrystal’s comments concerning the competency of many top officials in the Obama administration, The New York Times asks Should General McChrystal be dismissed for insubordination? Or do his remarks simply reflect a level of dissent that is not unhealthy and might be expected in a changing military culture? I […]

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Fuckin’ great.  Not only are we spending an absolutely absurd $700 billion dollars a year for our own military,1 we’re now spending $650 million to fully arm the fledgling Afghan air corps.  And we don’t even have the decency to provide them with American arms built in American factories by American workers, but with Russian […]

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2010-06-06 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Military
The Price You Pay

Dexter Filkins via The New York Times: But the episode, and others like it, has raised the suspicions of investigators here and in Washington, who are trying to track the tens of millions in taxpayer dollars paid to private security companies to move supplies to American and other NATO bases. Although the investigation is not […]

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2010-05-29 :: madlibertarianguy // Military
Meanwhile . . .

Conservatards both in the military and in Congress predictably circle their wagons and prepare for a last stand defense against a bitter enemy.  “Remember the Alamo”, I can hear one whisper under his breath.

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2010-05-28 :: madlibertarianguy // Military
One Vote Down

One to go.  Perhaps this is one of few campaign promises that Obama will uphold.

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2010-05-26 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Military
Go Figure

Elisabeth Bumiller via The Washington Post: The chiefs of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines objected on Wednesday to a compromise plan to repeal the military’s ban on allowing gay men and lesbians to serve openly, a position that put them at odds with President Obama and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates.

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2010-05-25 :: madlibertarianguy // Military
I Love the Smell of War in the Morning

For a president who is supposedly anti-war, it seems funny that he would authorize preparations for a war that doesn’t even exist.  Mark Mazzetti via The New York Times: The secret directive, signed in September by Gen. David H. Petraeus, authorizes the sending of American Special Operations troops to both friendly and hostile nations in […]

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2010-05-24 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Military
Three Words:

About.  Fucking.  Time. Ed O’Keefe via The Washington Post: White House officials, Democratic congressional leaders and gay rights groups met on Monday to discuss a possible repeal of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. Such a reversal would take effect after the Pentagon completes a study on how to integrate openly gay service members, […]

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When Afghan terrorists get more consideration than American civilians, it’s pretty evident we have a problem.

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2010-05-11 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Military + Religion
Holy Wars

I used to think that the political right saw the military as a quasi-religious institution which can do no wrong, until today when I realized that the military actually is a full blown religious institution.  I was at my son’s Parents Day Out program end of the year lunch when I heard this oh-so-adorable little […]

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