February 1st, 2007


Just when I thought the WaPo was safe...

...they get their moonbat credentials renewed with this piece of incoherent antimilitary crap. I'm not as pissed off about it as Uncle Jimbo, but then this is exactly the kind of stupid, senseless bashing of the troops I've come to expect from the Washington Post and its ilk. What does surprise me is that with all the retired military folks available in the Washington area, they picked this William Arkin character to be their national security correspondent. As Marc Danziger points out, this guy's credentials for reporting on the military are about as good as James Dobson's for doing rap reviews. When I first heard the article (Hugh Hewitt read it last night on his show) I thought Hugh might be exaggerating how badly written it was, but I can see now he was being generous. Jesus X. Christ, I've seen better grammar from high-school slashfic writers. Never mind all the errors of stupidity in there, which Uncle Jimbo beats into the ground with profane relish.

Some people might find it hard to believe, but within limits, soldiers have the same First Amendment rights to free speech as any other American, and this entitles them to speak their minds about people who claim to support the troops but at the same time denigrate the war effort. If Bill Arkin and the Post don't like it, that's just tough.

Greyhawk has some thoughts on the antiwar movement's atttitude towards the troops and its evolution over the last few years. Not sure I agree with him, but I can see how he reached his conclusion. (Instapundit)

UPDATE: Don Surber plays referee for the ongoing free-speech ping-pong match.) Instapundit)

More proof that the press is dumber than a box of rocks

What part of "Move back" did those stupid bastards not understand?
I don't care who's driving it, when somebody fires up a bulldozer and asks me to move, I'm moving. Then again, it's not like the press listens to what he actually says anyway, so I guess the whole thing isn't really too surprising. It certainly doesn't qualify as news, even if Holly Bailey was scared. (Kate)

And now a word from my socks.

I picked up my support stockings from UPS last night and put them on this morning after my shower. It was a bit of a struggle with the right one's zipper, but OMG was it ever worth it. It'll probably take a couple of days for the swelling to go down and the drainage to dry up and heal over, but that's fine - I can be patient. There's really nothing I can do to hurry things along in any case. In the meantime, my legs feel 3000% better.

Some kind of sustained effort

I'm not sure what to think of the fact that the only thing I've managed to keep doing on a regular basis (aside from routine survival-level stuff like eating, drinking, breathing, etc.) is posting to this LJ. This is probably no great achievement, but I've made at least one post a day for the last 3.5 months - every day since October 18.

No, I don't have a life. Why do you ask? ;)
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