Gallimaufry

| September 6, 2022

From time to time I have to respond to an inquiry about “who we are”.   Usually, it is some smarmy and unctuous malcontent pretending to give a rats ass about what we do here.  I generally just ignore them.

On rare occasion I feel compelled to respond if it is coming from someone that has commented and posted with us over the years.

We are not a community that represents a monolith of opinion on any issue.  Many of the things posted here tend to be right of center politically.  The chuckle that I get when I am accused of hosting some ultra right wing propaganda blog is heartfelt.

As many know,  I am Atheist.  I don’t see it as a huge deal,  I just believe in one less God than most do.  The thing that bothers me about not believing in Heaven or Hell is that Jane Fonda will not actually be rotting in the latter at some future point.  Those of you who do “Believe” get to have that warm fuzzy feeling for me.

I own an Electric Vehicle,  we are on our second  one now.  The Former Soviet and I enjoy it.  Biden did not make me buy it and I doubt we will ever purchase a new vehicle that is not electric in the future.

I voted for Trump in the last election and against Hillary in the one previous to that.

I do not support the Oath Keepers,  I have a great disdain for anything related to that organization.   I do not support many things.

I do not speak for anyone else individually who posts here or comments here.  Nobody does.  They are all grown ass people with their own opinions, likes and dislikes.

I can however make a few statements about what we are not.

We are not a para-military organization looking to organize local militia groups into any kind of resistance to anything.   We do not tolerate threats to the health and safety of anyone.

I realize that in the current state of society it seems strange that we do not demand every one agree with us on every issue  or else we will ban them.

We are a cacophony of voices forming a chorus that screeches a crescendo in the key of “off”.   Most of us have served our country to protect the rights of those who shout at the top of their lungs the very things we have spent a lifetime in opposition to.  I read things here on a daily basis that I do not agree with.   I am proud of the members of our community.

I am proud to be one small voice  in our gallant  Gallimaufry.   I feel badly for those who lack the intestinal fortitude to defend the right of others to have a divergent opinion.

As my friend Edmond Dantes prosed to the unctuous and smarmy, “For your evils there are but two remedies – time and silence”.

Be well dickweeds.

Category: Administrative, General Whackos, I hate hippies, Liberals suck, Pointless blather

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Graybeard

Good to see you again, Dave. Hope you and the lovely Soviet are doing well.

And, of course, you’re right on target about those who see us as they want to believe us to be rather than a hodgepodge of deplorable DW/DW-ettes

(And I had to look up “Gallimaufry” – usually I know them high-falutin’ words without resort to a dictionary. Good job, Sir!)

5JC

As a Christian I believe that if Fonda were ever to ask God for forgiveness for her sins she would certainly go to Heaven. However as she is a confirmed Gnostic that seems unlikely..

I certainly do a fair she of disagreement with the majority view here. I’ve made it clear I’ve never been a fan of the orange man but in the last election he was the lessor of two evils. Like everyone he has some strengths, and those are geared more towards helping Americans rather being used by a puppet master wedded to some ideology.

I think the average poster here is around 104 years old and while some may have really been something back in their day (decade, century?) that day has long passed and there is to much water under the bridge to reform Roger’s Rangers even with some of the founding members on board.

Last I checked it was a free country. But it is fading fast. The Ministry of Truth, The Censorship Board, the open, unapologetic abuses of power at the Dept of Justice make me weep.

5JC

While I do live in this in country, fought on its behalf and still serve in small ways even today, it isn’t mine to do with as I please. Unfortunately there are some who are filled with enough hubris to think they should, no matter who it hurts. They will use any justification to commit illegal, immoral and unethical acts, exploiting thier offices entrusted to them to do so. They end up hurting those they claim to be trying to help.

There have always been people like that through history and it never tends to end well for anyone. The people on the bottom always suffer the outsized pain.. it is for those I tilt against the wrongs in the world. To support ROL, kind treatment of everyone possible and respect the rights and freedoms of all.

RGR 4-78

 to reform Roger’s Rangers”

At my age “keep your hatchet scoured” has an incredibly different meaning. 😆 

tshe

I was a refrigerator repairman in the military.

I hope to Mary and her baby Jesus that we don’t see the day that I have to dust off my skills and use them for a patriotic calling.

“This is my condenser, there are many like it but this one is mine…”

akpual

I had a reply for this comment but, when I started to type my thoughts evaporated.

tshe

When I pass gas… it’s Freon.

It’ll make your eyes water and give you the shivers.

David

Would be nice if you could condense your comments.

tshe

I see what you did there.

KoB

These comments made me coil up.

Anonymous

Cool!

SFC D

Ya’ll need to chill out.

SKYJUMPER

Cacophony…Gallimaufry??Holy dictionary, Batman!
And you laid all of this on me before I finished my first cup of coffee, Dave?

Good to hear from you, Dave.  🙂 

Skivvy Stacker

To quote the late, great, Mac Davis;
“I think that’s got somethin’ to do with the way that I fill out
my skin tight blue jeans…”

bmorgan

If you favor wearing a buffalo man suit, you might be a QAnon shaman.

Anonymous

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rgr769

Looks like it will be several years before this dude gets his freedom back. I read the District judge sentenced him to seven years in the federal pound.

bmorgan

That’ll be his expression on his first day in prison.

jeff LPH 3 63-66

Nice post Dave, and I had to put on my sunglasses when I saw the robe. Hope the piano came in.

Dave Hardin

It did. New class of students for her this year thanks to all

LC

They are all grown ass people…

Hey now! Everyone here is surely an ass.. but grown? Let’s not get carried away. /s

SFC D

Growing old is mandatory. Growing up is optional.

Anonymous

Know a lot of old f*ckers who’re just older– didn’t make any stops for wisdom along the way.

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timactual

And I exercise that option whenever possible–or so my wife says.

The Stranger

I don’t know how to act my age…I’ve never been this old before!

borderbill

I’m an old bastard- I ain’t an ol’ fart yet

SFC D

If I had known I’d last this long, I would’ve taken better care of myself. Nah, that’s bullshit.

Steadfast&Loyal

I believe that a man has an obligation to be merciful to the weak…..patient with the stupid…..generous with the poor.

I think he is obliged to lay down his life for his brothers, should it be required of him.

I don’t propose to prove any of those things; they are beyond proof.

I don’t demand that you believe as I do

AW1Ed

“We are not a para-military organization looking to organize local militia groups into any kind of resistance to anything.”

Way to suck the joy out of it, Hardin.

I keed, of course.

Roh-Dog

I’ll gladly organize to resist the scourge of sobriety.

“For just 10 dollars a day you too can help this poor Vet stave off reality.”

I’ll call it ‘Former-Service Members Drinking in Cammies’.

I really need to set up a GiveMeFunds account for a working service bottle….

tshe

Sometimes you just have to seize the initiative and hope others will follow…

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RGR 4-78

‘Former-Service Members Drinking in Cammies’ “

Forse Medic.

I’ll drink to that.

The Stranger

A man’s gotta believe in something. I believe I’ll have another beer.

tshe

Way to suck the joy out of it, Hardin.

I’m now going to feel awfully silly standing alone at the rally in a buffalo suit and bands of ammunition slung across my chest.

ninja

We just had to post this: 😉😎

“National Defense Service Medal Won’t Be Awarded After December”

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2022/09/06/national-defense-service-medal-wont-be-awarded-after-december/

“Following the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and the formal end of combat operations in Iraq, the Defense Department is preparing to truly transition the military out of a wartime posture. Which is to say, the National Defense Service Medal is going back into retirement on Dec. 31.”

“The award ― affectionately known as the “pizza stain,” which all troops serving since 9/11 have been able to pin on their uniforms after initial training ― won’t be awarded for the foreseeable future.”

“Thus brings to a close the fourth conflict for which troops could earn the National Defense Service Medal. It previously was activated for five years during the first Gulf War, 13 years for Vietnam and four years for the Korean War.”

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Anonymous

Aww. 🙁

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Owen

It’s almost rarer to NOT have one. Hell, my dad has 2!

A Proud Infidel®™️

I have two myself!

SFC D

Yup I got the twofer too.

Anonymous

Ditto.

rgr769

Welp, then membership in the Brotherhood will then be closed. This small, elite group will pass into history.

ANCRN

Well, I had to look up the meaning of unctuous and gallimaufry. I’ll make sure I use those at work.

RGR 4-78

An oily jumble of dickweeds/ettes.

ninja

Well, this is interesting…

“An Accused White Nationalist Is Serving in the Montana Guard Despite Efforts Against Extremism”

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2022/09/05/accused-nationalist-serving-montana-guard-despite-efforts-against-extremism.html

“A former Montana political candidate long accused by a major anti-hate group of pushing white nationalist views was commissioned into the Montana National Guard as a new infantry officer in 2020 and is still in the service.”

“Taylor Rose currently serves as a second lieutenant in C Company, 1st Battalion, 163rd Cavalry Regiment, based out of Great Falls, Montana. He lost his 2016 bid running as a Republican for the state’s third state House district.”

“Before his National Guard commission, Rose, a 2011 graduate of Liberty University, frequently argued for the defense of “Western culture,” leading the Southern Poverty Law Center to label him a white nationalist in 2016.”

Daisy Cutter

When he’s forced to take the mandatory AKO/NKO/JKO course on extremism in the ranks, that will flush him out.

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ninja

Interesting…

(Tried to post this before…and again. TAH was frozen….🙄🤔

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President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

SPLC calling him (and anyone to the right of Mao) a “white nationalist” is nothing special.
What would the SPLC call a black conservative that believed in Western culture? (waiting for Libtard head to go ‘splody)

Years ago, SPLC labelled the American Legion a “hate group”.

Anonymous

Lemme guess, he didn’t vote Democrat or read Ibram X. Kendi’s book.

Graybeard

Southern Poverty Law Center has long been known to label anyone they don’t like as “white nationalists” and/or “racist” – if they haven’t labeled TAH it’s because we haven’t come to their attention yet.

jeff LPH 3 63-66

Thats why I don’t go to chik fillet. I heard they have something to do with the law center.

A Proud Infidel®™

As for me, I like eating there knowing that doing so pisses moonbats off, now t’get me some french fried waffle ‘taters….

ninja

🤔

“Drug and Alcohol Test Results Might Be Waived for Air Force and Space Force Recruits”

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2022/09/02/drug-and-alcohol-test-results-might-be-waived-air-force-and-space-force-recruits.html

“Air Force and Space Force recruits who fail a drug or alcohol test as they get ready to ship out for training may still be allowed to join the ranks under a new policy proposal being weighed by the
services.”

“The possible policy change comes as the military as a whole faces a dwindling population of eligible service members and what the Air Force has said is one of the most dire recruiting environments in decades.”

“Recruits in many branches have been able, under certain circumstances, to get waivers for marijuana — which has become legal for recreational use in a handful of states.”

“Officials are discussing a pilot program that would allow airmen and Guardians to grow beards, the most requested changes to uniform and grooming standards.”

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Green Thumb

This ain’t going to go well.

tshe

B-B-B-b-b-but… I have a prescription for that.

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Anonymous

…it’s “legal” in muh state, maaan.

rgr769

How about a name for the program. “Beards for trannies?”

Skivvy Stacker

Sounds like post Vietnam, when I was in.
Navy, Army, and Air Force were allowing longer hair, and longer sideburns. Navy was allowing beards. Standards for enlistment were low. Morale was in the gutter. Ships in the navy were becoming dangerous for sailors to navigate because of gang activity in some sections. I was stationed at Camp Pendleton where a group of KKK members, and Black Panthers had raised some BS just a few weeks before I arrived, and a Marine who had nothing to do with it got stabbed. This was ON BASE at Area 22.
And a lot of this had to do with the Civil Rights movement, and affirmative action, along with the need to promote minority members in the interest of equity over quality, and trying to fit the military to the “Mod Age” of the time, rather than keeping with the mission of blowing shit up and killing people.
Sound familiar?

Anonymous

USMC Steve

We had some black panthers at Camp Geiger in 1979 when I got there. A bunch of black Staff NCO’s found out about one of their meetings and broke it (and them) up with baseball bats. They said they had worked too damned hard being outstanding Marines to have racist slackers fucking things up for them.

President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

Now you have me wondering if the source of the Dr Who home planet “Gallifry” is derived from “Gallimaufry“. Seems somewhat oxymoronic.Gallifry = neat, orderly, militeristic (until the Dalak invasion)
Gallimaufry = a hot mess.

John Seabee

Well said sir. Although we differ on the EV and belief issues, I nonetheless support your choice re those issues. I, for one, will gladly cheer and raise an adult beverage when Hanoi Jane burns in eternity… although I will NOT travel to relieve myself upon her grave [Don’t like standing in long lines ya know 😉 ]. And, I recognize a fellow Dumas bibliomaniac.

poetrooper

The last stanza of ol’ Poe’s long-ago poem on Fonda:

So, Jane, dear, you must realize,
You’re the devil in a helmet in our eyes.
When Vietnam vets raise up their toasts
It’s to damn your soul, to salute our ghosts.
We swear, we living to our long-dead brave,
We’ll live to piss upon your grave.
So, Jane, good fortune, unforeseen,
Your traitor’s grave will be forever green.

The rest is here: Forever green – American Thinker

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KoB

  :saluting: 

AW1Ed

Bravo Zulu, Poe.

John Seabee

Actually, the urea in our piss will yellow the grass pon her dirt nap site… Fitting for the yellow bellied bitch.

Texolina

One problem with the finger pointers of today is they believe if you’re in for a penny, you’re in for a pound. If you support anything right of center you’re targeted. There can be no moderates, only extremists.
I have no problems with equal rights and equal protection under the laws but I scoff at anything to do with diversity. Either you have worth and value when you come to the table but being there because of orientation is useless.

Name edited to protect PII.
AW1

KoB

Oh the caterwauling that emitted when I realized this was not a recipe for hash. Woke up the dogs, pissed off the cats.

This place, and the world, would indeed be dull if we all thought the same, tho there are despotic tyrants that want us to do that. I may not agree with what one says or thinks, but I will defend their right to say it with my lost drop of blood.

And yes, I am guilty as sin of letting my frustrations with despotic tyrants boil over in a public forum. As an historian, I see too well, today, what has happened when tyrants run amok. Dialing back is a work in progress.

EV won’t work for me. When I can get more that a coupla hundred miles a charge, maybe.

Dave you’ve had your Hell (The Marines) and Heaven (Sleeping with The Former Soviet) on Earth. Despite that, Heaven would let you in, but Hell is afraid you’ll take over.

We will endeavor…we will persevere.  🇺🇸 

Sparks

Good to hear from you Dave. You’re okay by me Brother.

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Messkit

Did he just call us Dickweeds?

Fuckin’ pog.

Roh-Dog

I’d really love to see the communique that elicited this response!

And if that hanger-on is here, stay a’while and learn you some somethings.

AW1Ed

NCO 101. Praise in public, chastise in private.

Graybeard

Also Parenting 101, Marital Relationships 010, and Just Good Sense 101.

A Proud Infidel®™

Maybe some moonbat that calls this site an “Echo Chamber”? Just my guess.

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bmorgan

Not a bathroom wall for expressing every thought that comes into a person’s head.

Jay

The longer I dodder on in retirement, the clearer my vision becomes. I spent the majority of my adult in service to either the country or my current county of residence. I was raised that service above self is one of the pillars of what ‘defines a man’. I’ve held that belief for years, but I begrudge no one who thinks different than me.

However, with the working from home for the better part of 2 years and seeing how stupid society has gotten so quickly (if you don’t agree with X, you’re racist, transphobic, oppressive, etc….), I don’t see myself ever venturing outside my household again unless I absolutely have to.

ninja

So….

If we put this in our yard for Halloween, are we Rude, Crude and Socially Unacceptable?

😂🤣😅

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Graybeard

Love it.

Skivvy Stacker

Damnit! I came here to drink bourbon, look at chicks, and start a whiskey rebellion!
Who’s with me?

Roh-Dog

This is what I’m screaming!
So what if we get the drunk, ‘accidentally’ nationwide revolt, rebel, and resist?

It’s suddenly bad for treecutters, plumbers, auto techs to stand up, but a scant 2 years ago it was jus’peachy for college ‘students’, burgerflippers and the generally unemployable?

GeeTeeEfFOh

Laissez les bons temps rouler

The Stranger

I was with you until you started speaking loser (French).🤣

AW1Ed

“Let the good times roll” mon ami.

Hate_me

Essayons.

The Stranger

And yes, as an Engineer, I’m conflicted about that. Oh well, Essayons!

The Stranger

I know what it means, I can somewhat read French. It’s just once those fuckers start talking, I can’t understand what the fuck they’re saying.

AW1Ed

ninja

😅🤣😂

“Fat Leonard’ cuts ankle monitor weeks before sentencing in $35 million US Navy corruption scandal”

https://www.foxnews.com/us/fat-leonard-cuts-ankle-monitor-weeks-sentencing-us-navy-corruption-scandal

“US military contractor Leonard “Fat Leonard” Francis cut his ankle monitor Sunday and is on the run, weeks before he was scheduled to be sentenced in a $35 million U.S. Navy bribery scandal.”

“Francis had been under house arrest in San Diego for years after pleading guilty to charges of bribing U.S. Navy officials in 2015. Federal officials were notified immediately when Francis’ monitor went offline Sunday morning, and security went to check on his home.”

“When Francis failed to respond to messages and knocks, the team called on the police to conduct a welfare check at roughly 2 p.m. Sunday. Officers entered the home to find it completely empty save for the cut ankle monitor.”

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A Proud Infidel®™

Well, *DUUUUUHHHHHHHHHHHHH!*

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poetrooper

Ninja, betcha Gordo Leonardo Francisco was smuggled into Mexico within hours of the removal of the ankle monitor, with an Indonesian or Brunei passport and first-class ticket to Jakarta by way of Venezuela or some other country with no love for and no extradition treaty with the US. 😎  🤑  😎 

AW1Ed

Don’t forget the U-Hauls.
*grin*

AW1Ed

Posted, thanks.

bmorgan

Names! Vee vant names!

poetrooper

To deflect our leftist critics perhaps we should add Dave’s iconic robe pic to the masthead with the disclaimer,

“We’re really just a bunch of Pinkos…” 😜