Got some house movin’ to do here. You know how it is. I think I’ll drive the first car 1800 miles the last day of the packout to get to the corporately owned government housing office (“we don’t acknowledge you exist ’til you’re here in person and checked out of the previous command”) by Friday, then fly back on my own nickel and drive the second car loaded with the stuff the movers won’t take (like the Chap Memorial Booze Preserve Of Bottles Too Good Too Open By Myself and all those cleaning supplies) while my better half takes kids and pets on a plane by herself in a Relaxing Journey Of Adventure.
Oh what fun.
Speaking of fun, I detect a trend here. Any guesses?
- This lovely person’s post about ‘supporting the troops’ was recommended by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Combine that with Durham-in-Wonderland’s profiles of the Group of 88, example here and refutation of “it’s just a fringe element” here, and you see why I don’t intend to shell out fifty grand per year per kid on their undergrad degree, and why I get annoyed on campus all too often.
- Or you could combine it with this lovely person who calls it a “Killitary” with specious logic “proving” we’re all evil, or this one who says “So to sum up, I donâ€™t like our troops, I donâ€™t like what theyâ€™re doing, I donâ€™t like their fat, whining families, and yet, I support them.“, and just feel so good about the people who care so much about supporting the troops.
- The insufferable Chris Hedges, who Lex commented on last week, has a longer excretion in the Nation. I just figured out who the co-author is–the unrepentant and Columbia-educated daughter of convicted terrorist abettor and university professor Sami al-Arian.
- While the Nation goes for pseudointellectual bashing, the New Republic went for a more visceral approach, and “Scott Thomas” is going to be the usual story where something gets corrected six months later after the narrative is put into everybody’s head.
You know, a couple of weeks ago I went to Great Lakes, Illinois, where I went to boot camp and A school. I remember seeing Top Gun at the theater there, and the cheers rising up when a Navy Exchange coffee cup was shown prominently. I remember that was a big deal, seeing Navy in uniform on screen, being about the time the tide turned for the public view of the military–you know, Reagan-era and all that.
I wonder what will happen for the guys going to school up there today.
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