Daily Archives: March 30, 2006

Soldiers screwed again!

So the shrub administration initially decides to send over an inadequate number of troops to invade Iraq. Then they neglected to supply most of the troops with adequate body armor, and with unarmored humvees. As a result for the last three years they have been killed and seriously wounded at a steady pace by road-side bombs and rocket propelled grenades because they don’t have enough protection. Since this became known early on, families and friends of soldiers have been raising money to buy and ship body armor to the soldiers. Now the US Army in it’s infinite wisdom has declared that soldiers won’t be allowed to use their privately bought body armor any more. From a piece I just spotted on Newsvine.com

“We’re very concerned that people are spending their hard-earned money on something that doesn’t provide the level of protection that the Army requires people to wear. So they’re, frankly, wasting their money on substandard stuff,” said Col. Thomas Spoehr, director of materiel for the Army.

Well Duh! If the fucking army was properly equipping troops in the first place this wouldn’t even be an issue. Why has Don Rumsfeld not been fired yet? If any regular working class person did such a poor job as this asshole they would have been canned years ago. This is ridiculous. Republicans make a lot of noise about supporting the troops but when push comes to shove they spend the money to enrich their buddies in Houston and Alaska and Wyoming instead of equipping the troops for the job that the bozo in chief has ordered them to do. Republicans are hypocrites and liars and they should all be booted out of office.

Danko Jones

Sometime last summer I first stumbled across a band called Danko Jones. They are trio from Toronto. I don’t remember which podcast I first heard them on, but it was probably The Rock and Roll Geek Show. At any rate I loved what I heard, and I checked out their site at Dankojones.com. I downloaded a couple of tracks directly off their site, and then found more of their music at emusic.com. These guys have kind of garage-rock punk sound and they have a new album coming out in May. This week I heard the first new track from Sleep is the Enemy on Accident Hash and also on the Daily Source Code. First Date is hot. It’s got a great hook and just rocks. I already bought this and the other 2 non-album tracks that emusic has up. One these b-sides is a pumped-up cover of the Elvis Costello song Pump It Up. If you like good rock, go check these guys out.