Archive for April 25th, 2008

Troops Continue To Be Supported In Fine Style

Tell me again how it’s the Democrats who hate our troops?

A Fort Bragg soldier’s father uploaded a YouTube video of photos he took of his son’s barracks earlier this month.  The video shows the deplorable living conditions to which his son and the other soldiers of his unit in the 82nd Airborne Division returned after a 15-month-long deployment to Afghanistan.

The most shocking photo, in my opinion, is the one of the soldier standing in the latrine sink, trying to unstop a drain, while human excrement and urine fills the floor below him….

The Fayetteville (NC) Observer reported on this today.

The video was made by Edward Frawley, the father of a sergeant in the 82nd Airborne Division who returned from Afghanistan on April 13 and is among the soldiers now living in the barracks.”This is unbelievable,” Frawley says in the video. “It’s disgusting. It makes me mad as hell. If these buildings were in any city in America and were called apartments, dormitories, they would be condemned.”

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This is disgusting.  These guys just spent 15 months fighting Taliban in the mountains of Afghanistan and this is what they come home to.  America has three-quarters of a billion dollars to spend on the embassy in Baghdad, but our troops have to live like this.  It’s a disgrace.

Gotta start balancing the budget somewhere, so I guess you might as well start with the people who are risking their lives in hellish conditions for 15 months at a time.  That seems reasonable – wouldn’t want to touch any of the really indispensable stuff like the Iraqupation, and tax cuts for the wealthy investor class.

April 25th, 2008 at 06:07pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Bush,Republicans,Wankers,War

Random Non-Implosion Photoblogging

Just some random photos which don’t necessarily have anything to do with the implosion, although a couple of them are in the general vicinity.

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Silver balloon on the ceiling. I would have liked to get more pictures of the cool reflections, but there were coworkers trickling by, and I don’t really like having an audience.

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Tipped-over desk near the implosion site.

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Corrugated wall of the parking lot right next to the implosion site.

1 comment April 25th, 2008 at 11:22am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Photoblogging,Pittsburgh

Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

This week’s quote is from Freaked, that rather bizarre Alex Winter (the guy from Bill & Ted who isn’t Keanu Reeves) vehicle:

How about a worker with twelve busy hands, no mouth to talk back, and no genitalia or gastro-intestinal system to distract him from his work? Sure! It’s what we all dream about, isn’t it?

And, of course, there’ll be other people’s cats…

The shadowy and mysterious Codename B. gets a bit thrashy and silly.

April 25th, 2008 at 07:22am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Friday Quote & Cat Blogging


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