Remember when our government felt like this. When those people who claimed Bush was going to declare martial law and rule as el presidente for life seemed believable?
Well we're probably still effed-in-the-a, but at least the Obama admin. is doing a couple of positive things. Refusing to do business with a company like Blackwater definitley falls into this category. In case you didn't know, six Blackwater employees were charged with the voluntary manslaughter of 17 innocent Iraqis back in 2007. Only one has plead guilty, but the company's infractions have been serious enough that the Iraqi government has refused to renew their operating licence. Although they are still employed elsewhere, the Iraq contract made up "1/3 - 1/2" of Blackwater's business so this is a critical blow to the company.
Blackwater has also changed it's name to Xe (zee). Changing one's name is a popular PR strategy for an entity whose reputation has been ruined (read: School of the Americas).
And as a bonus, this asshole has left the company. CEO Erik Prince, a rich conservative-christian who's father, a rich conservative christian in his own right, co-founded the Family Research Council. Prince the younger is a homophobic zealot and former Bush cronie, who once complained that the administration was not socially conservative enough.
Here I basically just write about whatever I'm into at the moment. Mostly it's music, but also some books and a good political rant every now and then, circumstances warranting. I'll post links to audio I think is worth downloading, but basically, it's just self-indulgence in the typical fashion of web 2.0 user generated content. This is blogging after all, a bare minimum amount of narcissism is implied, is it not?
If you've taken the time to read all of this you may as well check out some of my posts. And if you've gotten something from this blog or you think my writing sucks, I'm full of shit, etc.- why not reply or contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org? I would sincerely love to hear from you, whoever you are...