and if you don't read ace
then what the hell are you doing here? he's about as pissed as i've ever seen him, about the red cross. and for good reason.

i have an amusing but unrelated side note about the red cross. while i was stationed at dix in jersey, my paternal grandmother died. in order to get emergency leave, i had to have my dad petition the red cross. when he called them, they told him i don't exist. i had to call them and had one of the most surreal experiences of my life, trying to convince the red cross receptionist on the other end of the line that i do, in fact, exist, i don't give a shit what they get when they run my social i am here and i need to get home, right freaking now. gotta love the beaurocracy.

other than that, the red cross/red crescent seems hell bent on making sure that every dirtbag asshole murderer we find lives better than we do.

to which i say, fuck them, and their high horse. i know they do alot of good work, both here and abroad, but i wish they could just shut up and do it allready, and stay out of politics. how does standing up for the rights of someone that has killed thousands improve the human condition?

maybe instead they could focus on getting relief to iraqis injured in attacks by "freedom fighters". just for once i would love to see them come down on the wackjobs indsicriminatly killing civilians as hard as they come down on the u.s.

until then, fuck 'em. they don't want us, the people of this country, then we don't need them.


howdy, thanks for stopping by. what you're looking at is the intermittent ramblings of an iraqi vet, college student, goth-poseur, comic book reading, cheesy horror loving, punk listening, right-leaning, tech-obsessed, poorly typing, proudly self-proclaimed geek. occasionally, probably due to these odd combinations, i like to think i have some interesting things to say; this is where they wind up.

"I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us...We need the books that affect us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside of us.

ace o spades hq
bargain-basement allahpundit
a small victory
army of mom
babalu blog
beautiful atrocities
being american in t o
belmont club
blame bush!
castle argghhh!
citizen smash
the command post
common sense runs wild
curmudgeonly & skeptical, r
curmudgeonly & skeptical, pg-13
dean's world
drill sergeant rob
exit zero
enjoy every sandwich
feisty repartee
fistful of fortnights
free will
four right wing wacos
ghost of a flea
half the sins of mankind
the hatemonger's quarterly
hog on ice
house of plum
id's cage
ilyka damen
incoherant ramblings
in dc journal
the jawa report
knowledge is power
lileks bleat
the llama butchers
memento moron
the mudville gazette
naked villainy
nerf-coated world
those damned pajama people
professor chaos
professor shade
the protocols of the yuppies of zion
protein wisdom
the queen of all evil
seven inches of sense
shinobi, who is a f'n numbers ninja, yo
tall dark and mathteriouth
the nose on your face
the thearapist
this is class warfare
texas best grok
tim worstall
way off bass

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