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April 30, 2004

Welcome, Defense Department Employees!

A Tiny Revolution extends a warm welcome to our reader(s) from the Department of Defense. I was happy to see your IP address in our log, and I mean that in all seriousness. As it happens, my father used to work for the Defense Department. So I hope you come back often.

Speaking of the Defense Department, we now have a Department of Homeland Security, to secure the homeland. So, what is the Department of Defense currently defending?

INTERESTING HISTORICAL NOTE: The Department of Defense up until 1949 was called the Department of War. Maybe that's common knowledge and not worth mentioning, but I didn't know it until I was 25 years old.

In any case, make of this information what you will. This website would never suggest any particular interpretation.

Posted at April 30, 2004 03:47 PM | TrackBack

Indeed. And the first Secretary of War was the extremely heavy Henry Knox, a former Revolutionary War general. My favorite story about him was how on that solemn and fateful winter's night crossing the Delaware, Washington said to him "Shift that fat ass, Harry, or you'll swamp the boat." Really, you can look it up.

Can we rename it the Department of Preemption?

Posted by: Ted at May 1, 2004 02:06 AM