Someone Take The Wheel
11.13.2003
  Speechless.

Can you even imagine for one second what the howls of outrage would have sounded like had our last legally elected President, The Big Dog Bill Clinton been in office? We'd all be deaf.

National Guard pay delayed, denied

By Lisa Myers and the NBC Investigative Team

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 — Soldiers with the National Guard are already under the gun in Iraq and Afghanistan. But now a new government report claims that while the troops are fighting far from home, red tape is preventing many of them from being paid...

“This is well beyond anything I could ever imagine,” said Rep. Christopher Shays, R-Conn., “I would like to think if we send people off to war that we’re not going to have them worry about whether their home is going to be taken because they can’t pay their mortgage.”

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In one Colorado unit, soldiers had their checks docked, to pay off $48,000 each in debt they did not owe...

Wednesday night the Pentagon said only that it’s aware of the problem, agrees with the report, and is working to fix the system.

 
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Rip out the table
we need room to move
in a life unstable
you're so easily amused
anywhere you hang
yourself is home
throw in a tape, fix the tone

The windows are dirty let's hope it rains
add another newspaper
something to do with my change
I see we're fighting again
In some fucking land
throw in another tape man

Someone take the wheel
and I don't know where we're going
anybody say what you feel
everybody's sad, but nobody's showing

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