Bunker Mulligan "Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry." ~Mark Twain

June 2, 2005

Stars & Stripes

Filed under: International,Military — Bunker @ 6:24 am

I really don’t understand why folks who dislike the military are often the same people who push for diversity. I can tell you from personal experience that the military is the most diverse group of people you will ever meet. We’ve got ‘em all. Including members of a royal family. From Nigeria. Capt. Wisdom Osagiede-Ogbewekon. He is in Iraq, working to help get their nascent government operating. As he has a perspective they can respect.

“I tell them, ‘Look at me. What does that tell you? I’m an African who is an officer in the most powerful army in the world,’” says Osagiede-Ogbewekon, a member of the active Guard and reserve. “I’m a very good example of what America is.”

(HT to Sarah)

June 1, 2005

Message from the Forgotten Front

Filed under: Military — Bunker @ 4:10 pm

Just received this from Birdie:

Well I just got back from another mission. I am really tired, wore out, and watched three of my buddies get blown up in the truck right behind me two days ago, so I am really not in the mood for anything. My buddies are fine, two of them are now in Germany, the other is still here with minor wounds. I will try to write more after I get some sleep.

No car bombs or suicide bombers in Afghanistan, just soldiers fighting jihadists. So our beloved media are uninterested.

Mark Felt

Filed under: Media — Bunker @ 4:07 pm

Prior to yesterday, did any of you ever wonder about who Deep Throat was?

Me, either.

Sticky web of political blogs

Filed under: Government,Politics — Bunker @ 2:29 pm

Well, it’s not as sticky as the FEC seems to think. And the political advisors are in agreement with the approach the FEC apparently wants to take:

“I think FEC needs to regulate ordinary people as lightly as possible,” said Carol Darr, director of the Institute for Politics, Democracy & the Internet at The George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management.

“As lightly as possible” means, to me and the writers of the Constitution, no regulation at all.

I guess I need to write yet another comment to them.

Cop as Defense Witness

Filed under: Society-Culture — Bunker @ 12:14 pm

Nothing has happened yet. The trial is delayed with a continuance. So, waiting continues.

Son spoke with the prosecutor to try and understand what is going on here. Apparently the defense attorney is simply on a fishing expedition, trying to find something, somewhere which will discredit the police department in their handling of his presumed-innocent client.

There is an attorney in the city who handles all the legal needs of police officers pro bono. See. They’re not all slimeballs. To those of you offering help, my cop appreciates the offer and your thoughts.

So do I.

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