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We had a sailor on one of the submarines I served on that refused to shoot a black silhouette target because he thought it was racist. The small arms petty officer, a torpedoman's mate second class, made him a negative image target where the silhouette was white and the background was black. He also blew up an image on the copier of David Duke's face and stuck it on the target where the head is. We laughed so hard we could hardly shoot straight.
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The Big Lesson of D-Day

USNbubblehead Wrote: Jun 09, 2014 12:10 PM
"If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt, it is mine alone." These are the words of a mature adult in a position of responsibility. Contrast these words with the tap dancing done by this administration when they screw-up. Think about it the next time you hear the Dems tell you they are 'the adults in the room.' They sure don't act like it.
No money? Must've dropped it on the tarmac in Kosovo when you were dodging sniper fire.
I couldn't agree more with everything in your post. Right on the mark. I have been sickened over the willful ignorance displayed by many of my fellow Americans. When we have become so foolish and complacent, I fear we are approaching the end of the republic.
liosonacid: "so - he never gets to tell his side; guilty before proven innocent is the new norm? " I usually don't waste my time with bona fide knuckleheads, but this idiotic statement tasks me. All of the soldiers on Fox last night, people who served right next to Bergdahl, ALL say they want to hear his side of the story. Every one of them. You really are dense.
"Every couple of years, liberals find one or two soldiers they can "support." Which typically means that they've done something that is indirectly or directly supporting or helping a liberal..." Heck, that's how Shinseki got his job as head of the VA.
" It really is unbelievable. " Well, that's the key to 0 doing the things he's doing and getting away with it. No one can believe it. Well, almost no-one.
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Bowe Bergdahl, Just Deserts

USNbubblehead Wrote: Jun 05, 2014 11:30 AM
Yup, that exactly what I thought when I first saw it. He was definitely holding back tears. Impossible to say why definitively; there are too many reasons, both good and bad, for him to behave that way. Remember Charles Jenkins? Deserted his post along the Korean DMZ in 1964 and 'defected' to North Korea. Balled his eyes out 40 years later when he was returned to the U.S. And it wasn't because he knew he'd miss the NK's. (Rather the opposite, to be sure.) Don't get me wrong; I have no kind thoughts for deserters (or gold-bricks, sad sacks, no-loads or any other sh!tbird military member), I'm just saying there is a plethora of reasons why he might choke back tears.
Yeah, I've got agree with the NRA on this. I've always though waving guns around had exactly the opposite effect the gun wavers intend. Scaring the poop out of a soccer mom at the deli counter isn't going to influence her to vote for pro-second amendment candidates, rather just the opposite. And when low information voters are scared, they're easy prey for gun-grabbing activists to influence. I saw a guy openly carrying a Glock at the supermarket here in N.H. just a couple of days ago; we're also an open carry state. I overheard several people talking about it in the aisles, saying things like "That should be illegal!" and "What kind of nut brings a gun to the grocery store!?" I thought to myself, 'For cryin' out loud guy, get a concealed carry permit.' The only difference between me and him that day was that no-one could SEE my weapon. This is hurting us defenders of the second amendment. Abraham Lincoln said it best (and I paraphrase): "Just because you CAN do something, doesn't mean you SHOULD do that thing." Common sense here folks.
So, I guess everyone will have to take the ferry now to grab a (not-so) quick cheeseburger.
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