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Anybody know if Marine recruiters have weapons in their duty station? ...

Does anybody have the "duty".. you know, pistol and belt?

I realize that the recruiters in Chattanooga Freakin' Tennessee aren't exactly in combat, but I remember having the "duty"... belt and pistol and all... in some fairly secure places.

Anybody have any info?

From the Duffleblog... military version of the Onion...

I love the Duffleblog, but I confess I was a little confused by the title of this one for a minute.

Then I remembered that there are 10 US military bases named after Confederate generals.

"A Department of Defense spokesman announced this week that the Army will be reactivating the 23rd Americal Division, most famous for its role in the Vietnam War. The division will be stationed at Fort Ho Chi Minh, currently under construction near Jackson, Miss.

The name of the post has sparked some controversy with Vietnam veterans and those who lost loved ones during that conflict, however Pentagon officials pointed out that the name follows the time-honored Army tradition of naming its military installations after enemies of the nation."

Why not a US base named after Uncle Ho...? he was a brave and resourceful foe. Or maybe a Naval Base in Hawaii named after Japanese Admiral Yamamoto...? Again, brave, brilliant tactician... he sure caught us with our pants down at Pearl.

Kinda like Lee or Benning....


Civil War and slavery...

I know Fox is pumping their listeners full of shit about the Civil War....."It wasn't about slavery!"


From the Confederates themselves....
"There is not a respectable system of civilization known to history whose foundations were not laid in the institution of domestic slavery."
"Democratic liberty exists solely because we have slaves . . . freedom is not possible without slavery." (ed. note.... you gotta be shitting me!)
"We regard every man in our midst an enemy to the institutions of the South, who does not boldly declare that he believes African slavery to be a social, moral, and political blessing."
"African slavery is the corner-stone of the industrial, social, and political fabric of the South; and whatever wars against it, wars against her very existence. Strike down the institution of African slavery and you reduce the South to depopulation and barbarism."
"The extension of slavery is the vital point of the whole controversy between the North and the South...Amendments to the federal constitution are urged by some as a panacea for all the ills that beset us. That instrument is amply sufficient as it now stands, for the protection of Southern rights, if it was only enforced. The South wants practical evidence of good faith from the North, not mere paper agreements and compromises. They believe slavery a sin, we do not, and there lies the trouble."

...and on and on...


Any good Irish jokes about the gay marriage vote...?

You know.... "Two gay guys walk into an Irish pub and...."

I have Irish Catholic friends, and I'd like to share with them.

Brig Usman Khalid informed CIA of Osama’s presence in Abbottabad

Source: The International News

"Well-informed intelligence circles in the garrison town of Rawalpindi concede that the vital information about the bin Laden compound was actually provided to the Americans by none other than an ISI official - Brigadier Usman Khalid. The retired Brigadier, who has already been granted American citizenship along with his entire family members, persuaded Dr Shakil Afridi, a Pakistani physician, to conduct a fake polio campaign in the Bilal Town area of Abbottabad to help the Central Intelligence Agency hunt down Osama."

Read more: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-317717-Brig-Usman-Khalid-informed-CIA-of-Osamas-presence-in-Abbottabad

I think history is going to show that Sy Hersh's article is more "right" than wrong.

"Instead of cowboys and indians...

... let's play cowboys and liberals."

Actual sticker on the back window of a pickup truck. In a blue area .... of a blue state.

With some kind of gun group logo on it.

So wrong in so many ways.

People used to say shit like that with their golfing/fishing/hunting/drinking buddies... now they feel free to put it on their truck.

What should my wife do with her money?

Both of us are confirmed gloom-and-doomers... and skeptics...and not schooled in money management, either.

We were both high-school teachers, and we can tell you more about the history and makeup of the US debt than what to do with our own money. As teachers, we didn't have all that much money to deal with, anyway.

My wife came into an inheritance, and she/we are wondering what to do with it.

It's sitting in a Credit Union as we speak... earning .5% Both of us - as gloom and doomers - are uncomfortable leaving it there... or in some kind of institution. With the last crash in mind, and the next one coming up, with the derivatives and toxic financial "products" out there, we both feel our economy is a house of cards.

Gold..? We both think the market is owned and controlled, so we don't think so.

Real Estate...? Hey, there was a real estate crash.

Any of you bright souls have any ideas?

Christian violence...

Fox says that Christians kill nobody.

How do you suppose they would respond to the Irish situation?

For centuries, the Irish Catholics and Irish Protestants - and their British Anglican masters - killed each other by the thousands.

During the "troubles" between 1969 and 1997, 3,600 Christians killed each other.

And that violence continues... although at a much slower pace.

Let's ignore the Crusades, which are "current events" in the Middle East. Let's ignore the Inquisition. Let's ignore the European wars of religion during the 16th and 17th Centuries.... which had as much - or more - barbarism as anything happening today.

All that happened long ago, and Americans have the historical perspective and attention span of a clam.

Let's just point to the Irish Christians.

"Amnesty bonuses"...? Anybody got any info?

The Weakly Standard published a piece (POS) that says ..
"Illegal aliens will be eligible to receive the Orwellian “Earned Income Tax Credit” (which ironically, is not “earned” at all) that will give the foreign invaders tax credits. And worse yet, they will be allowed to reach into the pockets of legal American taxpayers retroactively for the past three years.
“By offering illegal aliens new payments under the Earned Income Tax Credit, the IRS may encourage fraud from those claiming children living in other countries. The Administration may have blown open the doors for fraud with amnesty bonuses of more than $24,000 to those who receive deferred action,” Senator Sasse (R-NE) said in a statement on the matter. “By subsidizing illegal entry with four years’ worth of new tax credits, the IRS would promote lawlessness. This program severely undermines the White House’s lip-service to enforcing the law and would increase the burden on law-abiding taxpayers.”

Anybody know how full of shit this is?

I'm not posting the URL... I don't want to give the Weakly Standard the traffic. It's around the web on the usual RWNJ sites, too. Nothing on the reality-based sites.

The comments below the article talk about impeachment and "one bullet". And "He's Muslim and hates our Military because the power of the U.S. could eradicate the ISIS animal's."
All the usual stuff.... but this one is a real winner...."Sorry Peggy I wish he was, but he is not a muslim. If he was a muslim we would not be having any problem with him as he would be dead. muslims kill homosexuals. Actually if he was that would take care of two problems at once . Not only would we not have a problem with him, we would not have any problem with his man wife either. How many women do you know with an adams apple? Take a good close look at his man wife, you will see many other qualities that point to my statement. I'm willing to bet that there is no phone number held up with a fridge magnet in the White House with an OBGYN's name on it."


OK... this is Officially NUTS! You can get a ticket for the Superbowl.... all you have to do is come up with $68,888 for a seat in section 29, row 18. There's a couple of cheap seats available for $9,500 each.

You have GOT to be shitting me!

People are hungry... people are homeless...and other Americans are spending that kind of jing for 3 hours of passive recreation?

Our values are SO fucked up.

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