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Fodder happens

June 13, 2005

Herbert The Army reported on Friday that it had fallen short of its recruitment goals for a fourth consecutive month. The Marines managed to meet their recruitment target for May, but that was their first successful month this year. Scrambling to fill its ranks, the Army is signing up more high school dropouts and lower-scoring [...]

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Propaganda catapult over matched by reality?

June 2, 2005

W, last week, in a rare and mistaken bit of honesty. “See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda.” Cheney, catapulting the propaganda. Cheney said. “The level of activity that we see today [...]

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Memorial Day

May 30, 2005

Veterans Sue Over Care At D.C. Home A group of veterans living at the U.S. Armed Forces Retirement Home filed a class-action suit yesterday on behalf of all its residents, claiming that drastic budget cuts by the Defense Department have resulted in substandard medical care. The suit alleges that the more than 1,000 veterans living [...]

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Why does Jim Davis hate Florida families?

May 13, 2005
Why does Jim Davis hate Florida families?

Actually, maybe I’m being a little too hard on Jim – maybe it’s his love of big corporations, rather than his hatred of the Florida family, that spurred him to vote for the bankruptcy bill and publicly support DR-CAFTA. The bill would make it much harder for families in distress to write off their debts [...]

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CAFTA must be stopped

May 11, 2005
CAFTA must be stopped

CAFTA, now known as DR-CAFTA, is an anti-worker, pro-US corporation “free” trade agreement much beloved by those who pushed NAFTA and other treaties that seek to grease the skids of exploitation of South American labor while enriching a very elite and wealthy ownership class. The Tampa Tribune and various Chambers of Commerce are, unsurprisingly, all [...]

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W lies, America yawns

May 6, 2005

In July 2002, lots of people saw the writing on the wall and assumed that W. had already decided to illegally invade and occupy Iraq using any justifications that could be bent to fit his goal, but W maintained that he had not yet made up his mind, and absent any proof to the contrary, [...]

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Democracy rising

May 4, 2005

Bomber Posing as Job Applicant Kills at Least 45 in Iraq A suicide bomber pretending to be a job applicant blew himself up at a police recruitment center in the Kurdish provincial capital of Erbil today, killing at least 45 prospective recruits and wounding more than 200 other people, Iraqi officials said, as insurgents pressed [...]

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Iraq: 5 Americans dead

August 23, 2004

Shouldn’t this be on every newspaper’s front page? 5 US Soldiers Killed in 24 Hours, 1 Wounded Lets see… if I click on the NYT article with the headline about a freed reporter, and I read all the way to the end of the article, and then I keep reading, there seems to be something

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Piggies comin’ to Tampa

July 13, 2004

TrueMajority Pig mobile coming to Tampa Contact Information: Norwood Orrick 813-226-2550 norwood@blogwood.com www.BlogWood.com (local updates) www.TrueMajority.org (general info) Event Information: What: TrueMajority Pig Mobile Where: All over the Tampa Bay area Date: July 18 – July 31 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 13, 2004 TrueMajority Pig mobile coming to Tampa Tampa, FL – The PantsOnFire Mobile-the [...]

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October July surprise

July 8, 2004

TNR Online This spring, the administration significantly increased its pressure on Pakistan to kill or capture Osama bin Laden, his deputy, Ayman Al Zawahiri, or the Taliban’s Mullah Mohammed Omar, all of whom are believed to be hiding in the lawless tribal areas of Pakistan. A succession of high-level American officials–from outgoing CIA Director George [...]

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