As is widely known, the US military is so strapped for front line personnel that it has been radically modifying its recruitment strategy. Now this NY Times article reports that not only are recruiters drumming up business in public schools without parental permission, they are solely targeting less affluent schools (read: poor people and minorities). Why? Because, as the article states, “The kids in [rich white] schools are not the kids who fight America’s wars.”
Now this is interesting. Former Bush team member Morgan Reynolds now claims that the collapse of the World Trade Center towers was “bogus” and likely the result of a controlled demolition rather than solely a terrorist strike. If true, clearly this is the greatest conspiracy in modern times. Whether true or not, Reynolds has clearly got to stop using words like “bogus”, or else lay off the wacky weed.
Is the reign of the boy king coming to an end? Have American law-makers finally regrown their testicles? “Despite a veto threat from President Bush, lawmakers voted 238-187 to block the part of the antiterrorism law that allows the government to investigate the reading habits of terror suspects.” Finally, a victory for the forces of light! Besides, everyone knows that terrorists only read this book.
Lastly, Terri Schiavo’s autopsy report has been published, confirming that she was indeed pretty much brain dead all along. Examiners further found that she was completely blind, which means that those much ballyhooed videos of her looking around and seeming alert were exactly what neurologists were telling us: deceptive randomness. But God forbid the wingnuts would accept anything, you know, scientific. Still, a sad situation all the way around.