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Thu Feb 8, 2018, 10:04 PM

Military Times poll: Majority oppose Trump's military parade

Source: The Hill

An informal Military Times poll found that vast majority of the publication’s readers oppose the idea of a military parade in Washington, D.C.

The publication, an independent news source that covers the armed forces for service members and their families, published the results of its poll, which was launched on its website Wednesday. The poll asked readers “should there be a parade showing troops and military equipment in Washington, D.C.?”

Eighty-nine percent of Military Times readers responded by answering “No, it’s a waste of money and troops are too busy.”

Just 11 percent responded by answering “Yes, it’s a great opportunity to show off U.S. military might.”

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Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/373072-military-times-poll-majority-oppose-trumps-military-parade

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 10:12 PM

1. Few things garner 89% agreement from military members but opposing that colossally bad idea does.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 10:17 PM

2. Lol...

Wasted money, wasted time...the majority of troops know what’s up

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 10:54 PM

3. Hot Damn! This part of the BackFiring

I hoped for?!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 10:59 PM

4. Most sentient humans of any political persuasion do.

nt

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 11:13 PM

5. Too bad they can't boycott an order to

appear in it.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Feb 8, 2018, 11:19 PM

6. Yeah...Until Rush Lumpy On Armed Forces Radio Degrades Them...

...And Brings Up "Wossifying" Of American Males.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 12:26 AM

7. Mother of all fucking distractions right here ... Meanwhile attacks on environment, workers

consumers, wildlife, and the commons continue w/little fanfare from the media, who's too caught up in the FUCKING STUPIDITY of Teh TrumpShow ...

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 12:50 AM

8. But if they don't, Donny will have a sad.

You don't want poor little Donny to feel all sad and gloomy, do you?

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Feb 10, 2018, 01:02 AM

9. Military people know the real cost of a parade.

Days - DAYS - would be spent in spiffing up tanks to be parade ready. Training time would be used to rehearse for the parade instead of skills needed to stay alive on the next deployment. It's more important to soldiers that they be ready for the next deployment than marching and practicing a snappy eyes-right.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Feb 10, 2018, 02:40 PM

10. As a former member of the armed forces

I can tell you that no one hated parades more than the troops in them. We bitched, moaned and groaned about having to be in one from the time we were told until the time it was over. And those parades were only on post! It got down to them walking the halls of post telling people to get into their class A's and meet on the parade ground.

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Response to jimmil (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 06:10 PM

12. Honor them by forcing them to work so chicken hawks can be entertained and feel tough

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Response to jimmil (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 01:24 PM

15. Absolutely! I don't know of anyone that liked getting parade duty.

Usually a total waste of several days away from our jobs or training, for practicing. It also usually cost most of us some real cash because we needed to replace or tailor some uniform piece that we very rarely wore, or get new ribbons or devices so that we would 'look our best' or to replace lost items, or to add ribbons earned since the last parade to our rack.

Total waste of time...and these things were usually held on a weekend or on a holiday, so we also lost at least one regular day of off-duty time.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 06:07 PM

11. Who are the idiots that say it is a great idea?

They probably don't belong in the military.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 11:29 AM

14. The usual suspects think its a great idea.

Senior officers, Pentagon staff, DOD officials... you know, ass kissing sycophants.

The same ones who push for shiny new toys over care for personal, manpower cuts while at the same time push more more time in the field doing missions (not that they are the ones that ever go out and get dirty/sweaty/bloody).

High ranking fuck-wit officers, along with some high ranking sell-out enlisted people.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Feb 11, 2018, 10:54 PM

13. Headline correction: "Massive majority of military opposes Trump vanity parade".

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 10:32 AM

16. But they will stand prouldly with in in his viewing box

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