Sunday, November 11, 2007

The Memorials You Don't See

'Renarf' interrupts the debate over Google's logo design with a few more relevant observations:

More than 25 percent of the homeless population in the United States are military veterans, although they represent 11 percent of the civilian adult population, according to a new report.

CNN has more about that study here. And you can hear more about how well we're 'supporting the troops' here, here, here, and on the streetcorners and sidewalks of any medium to large sized American city.

Veterans ... find themselves in a Catch-22, not able to find a job because of the lack of an apartment, and not being able to get an apartment because of not having a job...

When it was time to lay the wreath today on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the President found he had better things to do. Just as when it was time to fund veteran's and soldier's healthcare, provide them with equipment and body armor, and come up with a viable strategy and an exit plan for them in Iraq. And just as when it was time for the President to serve, himself.

Jesus wept.

The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans accepts donations every day of the year. No yellow ribbons required.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Acts of Congress

They can't be bothered to end the war - or in any other way defy the current administration - but when it comes to their own districts, and massive construction projects therein, then Congress gets motivated. It's a sad indicator of how terribly things are going that we greet this as a positive sign.

President Bush suffered the first veto override of his seven-year-old presidency Thursday as the Senate enacted a $23 billion water resources bill despite his protest that it was filled with unnecessary projects.

This Is What We Voted For, Folks

A prescription-drug-addled puppet who doesn't even realize that the words coming out of his mouth have meanings, let alone what they might be. The President claims "You can't be the president and the head of the military at the same time.".

Jesus wept. Mind, it is very difficult for this President to be President and do anything else at the same time. It's like walking - or riding a Segway - and chewing bubblegum.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Why Does A Salad Cost More Than A Big Mac?

In case you've ever wondered, the Physicians' Committee for Responsible Medicine provides some needed perspective:

Healthy food generally will always be less popular than unhealthy food, but it doesn't help matters that on a national and domestic policy level we have our priorities so completely bass-ackwards.

The New York Times has more about this phenomenon, and specifically the farm bill making the rounds in Washington now.