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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Peace, Dude

In the last year 12 billion rounds of ammunition were sold in the U.S., an increase of 7 to 10 billion over previous years. Meanwhile, an army study shows that 70 percent of potential candidates for service in the armed forces are ineligible because of overweight, low academic scores, physical problems, criminal records, and, um, because they're stoned out of their gourds. Are all those rejects for the service stocking up on bullets? Scary, man.


Anonymous Lee said...

For once, do not have an opinion. Only know that I am getting sick and tired of all my friends in Europe moan, pissing, groaning, making the USA the big bad buggy man while our brave young people are getting killed by the dozens in Afghanistan with Obama tittering and makes long speeches that signify nothing and does not support the military. Where are those pink ribbon women!? Too many of our people are dying while the politicians do their usual dance and song. Nothing to do with your cartoon, that is true but somehow we have to stop these young people getting killed. I voted for Obama as I did not want McCain but he has not lived up to his promises in my opinion. Sorry, John, know this is off the subject.

7:59 PM  
Anonymous Jean Burman said...

John... guns are off the agenda over here since Martin Bryant let rip in Tasmania. Crikey... that's a whole lot of ammo for a peace loving people to consume. Heck of a lot. What are they using for target practice?

PS Are they smokin peace pipe? Hope so.

4:29 AM  
Blogger John M Crowther said...

I share your pain, Lee. My only disagreement is that I think it's unfair to jump on the currently popular talking heads bandwagon and say Obama is "tittering" and does nothing to "support the military." He's caught between a rock and a hard place, trying to get us through the mess created because his predecessors leapt before they looked. I want us out of Afghanistan, but I recognize it's too easy to look at one aspect of the situation and avoid dealing with the overwhelming complexities.

Jean, I do really fear where it could all be heading.

9:43 AM  

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