December 2nd, 2008

News

relevant to my interests

"The strategy now - and in the coming Obama administration - is essentially the win-at-any-cost approach previously adopted only to wage a major war. And that means no hesitation in pledging to spend previously almost unimaginable sums of money and running up federal budget deficits on a scale not seen since World War II."

Ugh. How the Pentagon is 'redefining combat injuries,' and by that I mean dishonoring our vets. (Courtesy marag.)

Oh, snappeth: maybe the grandfather of the modern Republican party isn't Barry Goldwater but Joe McCarthy.

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Things that make me excited: 'the atlas of the real.'

"The members of Saudi Arabia's first all-girl rock band, the Accolade, are clearly not afraid of taboos." (Courtesy shadorunr.)