Weekend Open Thread

| September 9, 2022

Historically, when a group is demonized for an assumed “infraction”, they generally get victimized. We saw this with Hitler and the Jews. More recently, in Venezuela, groups that were vilified by the Communists were among the first to have something taken away when the Communists took power. White liberals, in the United States and throughout the West, appear to enthusiastically facilitate conditions that would result in their later oppression. Thankfully, parents across the country are standing up and are fighting against this kind of indoctrination being pushed on children. Enjoy the weekend.

Category: Open thread

126 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Hack Stone

Queen Elizabeth is no longer sitting on throne, and this would be an opportune time for the Semi-Fascist Adorable Deplorables to rise up against the tyrant of KoB and ceremoniously remove him from the castle of This Ain’t Hell’s Weekend Open Thread. Hack Stone would like to remind the masses that he would be a kind and benevolent first commenter for The Weekend Open Thread.

Hack Stone

ninja

Congrats to You, Hack..

We know Papa, Rosetta and Rollin are very proud of you!

Enjoy Your Rule!

Sparks

Way to go, way to be Hack!!!

KoB

Jealousy is the sincerest form of flattery, Hack Stone. Not hard at all to be FIRST (ht 2 HS) on the TAH WOT when the gates to the Castle are left wide open, unguarded, and the key to the Throne Room is stated to be left hanging. Not having any competition probably didn’t hurt your chances much either.

“…tyrant…”?!? DaHell!?! I notice you didn’t have a massive rush of volunteers for your uprising. Those Deplorables that keep up with such remember that the King of Battle, THE King of FIRST, is always the FIRST (ht 2 HS) to offer a bounty of rations and a bevy of refreshing beverages. They love him and he wants to make them happy. All they get from you is a pitch to purchase outdated Red Hat Software from a proud, but humble, woman owned company.

Here’s Cong Rats. Hope they eat all of your crayons so you can’t write love letters to the suffering sweet Rosetta Stone.

NDHoosier

Congratulations, Hack Stone. Thou art now Hack Stone the First, King of the Dickweed Realm of This Ain’t Hell. Long live the king!

Hack Stone

Does this meme mean that Hack Stone is a fathead?

6083232E-CD09-4944-B437-68A1EF9B5378.jpeg
Wireman611

First?

Wireman611

Missed it by that much. Hail to the King.

Hack Stone

Commissioner Wretched

Congrats to Hack Stone on his FIRSTness for the week! In his honor, and in memory of Her Majesty the Queen, I present the week’s trivia. Enjoy!

DID YOU KNOW…?
Did the Egyptian government have to issue a passport to a pharaoh who’d been dead 3000 years?
By Commissioner Wretched
didyouknowcolumn@gmail.com

Well, summer is over.

Yes, I know the actual autumnal equinox (or, in layman’s terms, the first day of autumn) isn’t until September 23. But in the real world in which most of us live, summer ended this past Monday.

Which was Labor Day.

Now, vacations are past, school is fully in session, and all is right with the world.

But darn, summer went by so fast.

Doesn’t it always seem that way to you?

One thing that continues, summer, fall, winter or spring, is this silly collection of trivia that we all like. So read on, friends, and enjoy!

Commissioner Wretched

Did you know …

… pandas excrete most of what they eat? The diet of the giant panda is basically bamboo, which is incredibly hard for the animal to digest. So the average panda has to eat up to 30 pounds of bamboo daily to get enough nutrients to remain healthy. About 4/5 of the bamboo eaten by the panda goes right back out. (Maybe a change of diet is in order?)

… the first nation to recognize the United States was Morocco? That recognition came in 1777, before the Revolutionary War was over. Together, the U.S. and Morocco have maintained the longest unbroken treaty in American history. (Moroccans have always had good taste, I think.)

… National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day is April 12? (At the Casa de “Did You Know,” every day is Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day!)

Hack Stone

When the National Zoo in Washington DC was short of funds, they stretched the food budget for the pandas by using Bamboo Helper.

The more you know.

SFC D

Grilled cheese on sourdough with bacon and tomato is a staple at D’s Cantina.

Commissioner Wretched

… you may have a condition called Dactylolysis spontanea? I hope you don’t, however. It’s a condition that causes the little toe (or sometimes some other bodily appendage) to amputate itself. It can happen suddenly, or over the course of several years, and science has no idea whatsoever why it happens.

… television can really influence people? In 2006, viewers of the popular Portuguese soap opera Morangos com Açúcar (Strawberry with Sugar) saw some of the characters come down with a serious – though totally fictional – illness. Within days, hundreds of people watching the show reported the same symptoms of the fictional illness. Psychologists say it’s a prime example of mass hysteria. (Which helps explain The Walking Dead, if you ask me.)

poetrooper

Which helps explain the Covid Pandemic as well… 🙄 

UpNorth

It also explains the dweebs who voted for Biden.

Commissioner Wretched

… bureaucracy never ceases to amaze? Take, for instance, the shipment of the mummy of Egyptian Pharoah Ramesses II (1279 BC-1213 BC) from Egypt to Paris, France, in 1974 to be treated for a fungal infection that was destroying it. When the mummy of the centuries-dead monarch arrived in Paris, it was met by officials who said that Ramesses had to have a passport to enter the country. Dead or not, the officials said, Ramesses had been a human being, and humans need a passport to enter France. The Egyptian government then had to issue a passport to Ramesses, listing his occupation as “King (deceased).” The passport was officially issued some 3,000 years after Ramesses died.

Commissioner Wretched

Additional trivia note: During the 1974 restoration of the mummy, some tufts of hair from Ramesses’ head were stolen. A Frenchman named Jean-Michel Diebolt (born 1956) claimed to have inherited the hair from his father, a scientist who worked on the restoration. When Diebolt tried to sell the tufts of Ramesses’ hair online for $2,600, he was arrested and the hair returned to Egyptian authorities. (A “hair”-brained idea for a hair-raising scheme!)

Commissioner Wretched

… one of the largest wasps in the world was only discovered in 2012? Located (so far) only in the Mekongga Mountains of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, the Megalara garuda – appropriately, “king of wasps” – is over two inches long, pitch black in color with golden eyes, and the males have jaws that literally wrap around their own heads. It is a predator of other insect species (duh!) and very little is known about the sting of this monster insect. (And I don’t want to find out about it, either.)

… the average capacity of a pelican’s pouch is 12 quarts? (Of what?)

Hack Stone

ninja

King Of The Wasp!!!

king wasp 2.jpg
Commissioner Wretched

… the phrase “on the nose” comes from radio? During the heyday of what we now call “old-time radio,” the days of dramas, comedies, etc., directors needing to communicate with actors had to use hand signals, because anything they said would be picked up by the microphones. These programs were tightly timed, and the actors at the microphones would need to know if the show was on schedule. If things were just right, the director would signal with a finger to his nose, thus giving us the saying.

… the loudest insect in the world is the cicada? When they rub their abdomens with their legs, the sound can be heard from over 1,300 feet away. (And brother, is it annoying!)

Commissioner Wretched

… a future President got married in a cemetery? Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) married his first wife, Jane Wyman (1917-2007), at the Wee Kirk o’ the Heather Church on the grounds of Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, California, on January 26, 1940. (At least none of the witnesses could object.)

… the first reference to a monetary prize in a horse race was recorded in 1195? The prize was offered by English King Richard I (1157-1199). (Ever notice … the horse doesn’t get any of the money?)

… the biggest tire manufacturer in the world is Lego™? The toy company makes more than 50% more tires than any other tire manufacturer in the world. (They’re toy tires, of course, but still …)

… it is illegal in St. Louis, Missouri, for a fireman to rescue a woman wearing a nightgown? If the lady wants to be saved, she must be fully clothed. (Oh, I’m glad they clarified that. For a minute there, I thought the fireman couldn’t wear the nightgown.)

Now … you know!

ninja

Anyone who has children can relate…

Then again, I hear stepping on jacks is worse…

 😎  😉 

shark and legos.jpg
Sparks

Thanks ninja! I needed the laugh today. If I stepped on one of my son’s Legos, I stepped on a hundred. The bane of every trip to his room for a bad dream. I think he booby-trapped the floor on purpose. (Smile)

ninja

You nailed it, Sparks!!!

😅😂🤣

Thank You for sharing!!!

SFC D

My former PL had an evil brother who gave her kids 1000 clear Legos for Christmas. Masterful.

ninja

Oh, My Stars!!!!

“Clear”

😅😂🤣😅😂🤣😅🤣🤣

AW1Ed

The only possible way that could be better would be if they all required batteries.

Graybeard

That is an evil brother!

Graybeard

I stepped on jacks as a child (I blame my younger brothers for not putting their toys up. It couldn’t have been me.) I’ve stepped on my kids and grandkids’ Legos.

Jacks are worse than Legos.

ninja

Time For Another Vintage Military Training Film!!

A 1954 Black and White US Navy Training Film titled  “EASY OUT?” CONSEQUENCES OF BAD CONDUCT DISCHARGE”

“The film was made to make clear to U.S. Navy personnel the devastating consequences of receiving a Bad Conduct Discharge from the service. Long story short anyone who is dishonorably discharged shames his family, won’t be able to impress women, and will be unable to receive any veteran benefits, etc. (A Bad Conduct Discharge (BCD) can only be given by a court-martial (either special or general) as punishment to an enlisted service-member. Bad conduct discharges are often preceded by a period of confinement in a military prison.”

23 Minutes. One of the comments was “At the end, poor Paul wanders away, realizing he was only qualified for a life of crime … or politics.” 😅  😆 

Enjoy. We did!

ninja

ninja

Gee Whiz!!! What Were They Thinking?

“Pentagon Pie,’ ‘2977 Chowder’ Among ‘Appalling’ Items On 9/11 Brunch Menu”

https://nypost.com/2022/09/08/virginia-country-club-receives-backlash-for-9-11-themed-menu/

“It’s a menu that will live in infamy.”

“A Manassas, Virginia, country club was forced to apologize Tuesday — for its 9/11-themed food menu that included such tone-deaf items as a chocolate silk “Pentagon Pie,” “2977 Chowder” and “First Responder Flatbread.”

“The special seafood menu was promoted by The Clubhouse at Aquia Harbour. The number 2,977 marks the official tally of fatalities on Sept. 11, 2001.”

“Diners looking for a taste of everything could order the “Never Forget Sampler.”

“It has since been taken down.”

6673.jpeg
Odie

Somebody knew what they were doing when they made the menu. Probably seeing how long it would fly before being taken down.

Too bad poor taste isn’t against the law.

I’m willing to bet that phone number listed is getting a good work out. I bet nobody wants to answer it either.

A Proud Infidel®™

Top Twenty and I award myself Honorary First once again.

((((OVER))))

ninja

Some good news for some Military Retirees!

“6 More States Stop Taxing Military Retirement”
https://www.military.com/daily-news/2022/09/07/6-more-states-stop-taxing-military-retirement.html#:~:text=In%202022%2C%20six%20more%20states,exempt%20from%20state%20income%20tax.

“In 2022, six more states have joined the ranks of those exempting, or partially exempting, military retirement pay from state income tax liability. The move means that nearly 300,000 more military retirees across the nation are now exempt from state income tax.”

“This year, legislators in New Mexico, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont and Virginia passed laws giving retirees in those states tax breaks based on their military service.”

“This leaves only California and the District of Columbia fully taxing military retirement income.

ninja

Check Out This 8 Minute Video..

Love Their Southern Accent!! And Their Food!

“The Untold Story Of America’s Southern Chinese [Chinese Food: An All-American Cuisine]”

“There’s a rather unknown community of Chinese-Americans who’ve lived in the Mississippi Delta for more than a hundred years. They played an important role in the segregated South in the middle of the 20th century. Join us as we get a taste of Southern Chinese food and learn about the unique history of the Delta Chinese.”

Mason

There’s also a distinctly Minnesotan version of Chinese food. Order “Chow Mein” here and you will not get a pile of noodles, veggies, and meat. Instead, you’ll get this.

comment image

ninja

Mason….We Are Speechless….

ninja

Another Vintage US Military Training Film!

“1943 U.S. NAVY INDUCTION WWII SOCIAL GUIDANCE TRAINING FILM ” FIRST LEAVE ” DON’T GO AWOL!”

This Black and White U.S. Navy training film “First Leave” was shown to recruits during the training process. It presents a dramatized look at what can go wrong during a sailor’s first leave from service after induction, as the sailor goes AWOL, resulting in a review board / courts martial and potential dishonorable discharge. As such, it can be considered a U.S. Navy social guidance film.”

32 minutes. Enjoy. We Did!

Hack Stone

Does he hook up with a Dependapotomus?

AW1Ed

And a car note for 97% interest?

A Proud Infidel®™

Get a Tricare®-hungry Stripper pregnant?

Anonymous

Not do his mandatory PowerPoint SHARP training or miss Dental again?

Claw

Disclaimer: Don’t take this as dancing on a dead man’s grave, (he passed away a year ago) but if anyone (Old Manchu, Ninja?) out there is interested in seeing the FOIA results on Dennis Nickell, his family has posted the NPRC results in the section preceding the video in Episode #7 of his You-Tube series.

Just to refresh your memories, he’s that individual who said that the Army used Abrams Tanks and Apache Helicopters in Viet of the Nam.

Just as a teaser, the highlight of the FOIA was when he went AWOL for three weeks from the Oakland Reception Center prior to going to RVN and the Commanding Officer Article 15’d him with a bust in rank to Private E-2 and a $28.00 fine.

ninja

Claw:

Thank You!!! 👍👍👍👍👍👏👏👏👏

Definitely wanna see this…Let’s see if we can post it for others to see!

ninja

Reference Claw’s comments on Dennis Nickell:

Episode 7:

“Surviving Vietnam – Episode 7: Stolen Valor Accusations”

*Most recent update – Here is the link to the Official Military Personnel File for Dennis sent to us by the National Archives: https://survivevietnam.com/documents/ *

“In this episode Dennis responds to Stolen Valor accusations with official documentation including his DD214, other documents and original photos/letters/etc from his time in Vietnam.”

His DD214:

comment image

His Proof of Service:

comment image

His DoD ID Card:

comment image

His letters to Mom:

comment image

rgr769

Welp, I’d like to know why his DD-214 is typed in two different fonts. Mine is only typed in one, by the same clerk, just before I verified its accuracy. I would also like to know how a cannon-cocker was awarded an Air Medal. He was in Viet Nam the same time frame I was. Unless I am mistaken, moving an arty battery to a secured firebase was not considered a combat helicopter assault. One does not receive an Air Medal for every ride in a helicopter. Moreover, many fire support bases were continuously manned for several years, thus, a change of batteries was little more than a logistics operation; otherwise, I’d have another one for admin rides back and forth from Chu Lai to Da Nang and our multiple training flights to practice with McGuire and STABO rigs.

SFC D

It was typed by Dan Rather.

Mick

Air Medal.

I’d also like to know the details about what he thought that he did to rate THAT.

timactual

If I remember correctly every swingin’ Richard in 1st Cav. Div.(Airmobile) received an Air Medal because it was, well, “airmobile”. So, if he was in the div. he may have gotten one. I also seem to remember (which is, admittedly, increasingly unreliable) that there were some rather adventurous 1st Cav. operations involving moving batteries by themselves into unsecured areas; “artillery raids”, I think.

I do find it odd that he enlisted but served only 1 yr. 7 months active duty. The minimum enlistment back then was, I think, 3 years. Then again, things were in flux at the time, and lots of folks got “early outs”.

After watching the video it appears to me this guy is not the sharpest knife in the drawer, so I am inclined to cut him some slack on the accuracy of some of his claims and memories.

Claw

tim, two-year enlistments were always in the mix, whether as a volunteer or if you had been drafted.

As an example, when I returned from RVN in February 1972, we were briefed at Ft. Lewis that if you had less than six months to go on your enlistment, you would be immediately ETS’d if you wanted. If you had from 7-18 months left on your enlistment and promised to join a Reserves outfit, they would let you out. However, anything more than 18 months left would mean you go home on leave and we’ll send you a set of follow-up orders to your next duty assignment.

Lastly, as far as him not being the sharpest knife in the drawer, you’re right on that. Did you catch his test scores on the DA Form 20? Category IV with an AFQT of 18, so he did fit right into the middle shot group of McNamara’s 100,000./s

Last edited 4 months ago by Claw
ninja

Awaiting Admin Approval, Claw!

We posted too many linkies… 😉  😎 

ninja

Comments about Dennis can be found here:

https://valorguardians.com/blog/?p=104674

Thank You, Claw!

ninja

 😎 

dennis nickell.jpg
Sapper3307

Is All Points Logistics hiring?

6sum8g.jpg
ninja

Well, the ninja family has yet to see “That Movie That Shalt Not Be Named” or “That Second Movie That Shalt Not Be Named”…but we just HAD to share this article with AW1Ed and Mick…(We like “Hot Shots!” and “Hot Shots! Part Deux”)

“Coyote and Fanboy Actors Describe How ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Changed Their Lives”
https://www.military.com/off-duty/movies/2022/09/09/coyote-and-fanboy-actors-describe-how-top-gun-maverick-changed-their-lives.html

gabn

 😎  😉 

AW1Ed

Behind a membership wall, thankfully. I refuse comment until I view the low comedy in its entirety, so as not to pre-judge.
Oh, forgot. FTC and the Kwak he rode in on.

ninja

Durn It!!!!

For some reason, we can read the article…Must be those magic ninja powers (And being Army…🤣😂😅)

Just for our beloved AW1Ed and Mick, we will try to post the article in their honor!!!

gabn

6679.jpeg
ninja

Here we go!!!

“Over the past 2½ years, Military.com has enjoyed a few opportunities to speak with actors Greg Tarzan Davis and Danny Ramirez, who play Lt. Javy “Coyote” Machado and Lt. Mickey “Fanboy” Garcia, respectively.”

“Back when we first met in early 2020, the actors were looking forward to an early summer release and everyone obviously believed they’d made a special movie. Flash forward to August 2022 and a whole lot has changed.”

“Top Gun: Maverick” is one of the most successful movies of all time and the first film to be No. 1 at the box office on both the Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. Sure, that Labor Day return to the top of the charts was aided by a special $3 day that theaters held on Saturday, but that increase in box office happened while the movie was a strong No. 1 on the home video charts.”

ninja

“Yep, “Top Gun: Maverick” led the theatrical box office on a weekend where everyone could have stayed home to watch it.”

“Davis and Ramirez did one last round of “Top Gun: Maverick” interviews to celebrate that home video release, and they were eager to tell us how much the movie has changed their lives and talked about what they learned from working with Tom Cruise and director Joseph Kosinski.”

“Both men give a sense that the actors bonded over the experience of making the movie, and now that it’s such a huge success, they’ve got the confidence to take what they learned from the experience and apply those ideas of how to make a movie to their own projects.”

“Of course, we’ll get a first look at one of those post-“Maverick” movies with the November release of the Korean War movie “Devotion,” which stars and was produced by Glen Powell, who played Lt. Jake “Hangman” Seresin.”

Mick

Part 1

I regret to report that Mrs. Mick finally cornered me, held me down, and forced me to watch “That Movie” last week.

Good aerial cinematography throughout, and I laughed in reminiscence during the scene where the bell gets rung during Happy Hour in the bar that’s a replica of “The World Famous” I-Bar located in the BOQ at NAS North Island. Had some great times in the I-Bar over the years. Good stuff:
“World Famous” I-Bar’s Reputation About to Takeoff – Coronado Times

Re: the rest of the film, it was the usual silly Hollyweird plot that bears absolutely no resemblance to the realities of Naval Aviation: smartass, hyper-arrogant, loudmouth young Naval Aviators and NFOs who wouldn’t last 10 minutes in a real Fleet tactical squadron; Flag officers are portrayed as raving idiots with sinister ulterior motives; blah blah blah. Mrs. Mick finally told me to shut up about all of the bullshit that I was seeing/hearing and just watch the film. I dutifully obeyed.

Mick

Part 2

That said, I also got a laugh out of “Maverick” throwing the F/A-18 NATOPS manual on the deck and basically telling the students to forget about what’s in it; you don’t live long in Naval Aviation doing stupid shit like that.

Oh well, at least no one was wearing polo shirts (with collars up) with flight suits, sunglasses indoors at the O’Club bar, or cowboy hats and sunglasses during the preflight briefings this time around, so that was a bit of a relief.

rgr769

At The Benning School for Wayward Boys I made the mistake of walking into the Olson Hall Branch O-club bar with my cap on. Suddenly there was a vigorous ringing of a bell. That faux pas cost me about half the money I had for that first three weeks before my first pay day.

SFC D

I unknowingly laid my hat on the bar at the Chinhae Chiefs’s club, Team Spirit 89 (I think it was 89). CLANG! Thank God the place was almost empty.

SFC D

MRS D and I really enjoyed the follow-up to the original documentary.

ninja

We must the last folks on Planet Earth who never saw the original documentary!

But we DO enjoy this documentary…and the follow up!

 😎  😉 

hot shots.jpg
Hack Stone

The only movie series where the sequel was better than the original, and the original was damn funny. HSPD ranks up there with The Naked Gun series.

ninja

Those movies and the Mel Brooks movies are amongst the best!!!

Odie

Anything made by Mel Brooks is all the more reason to stop what your doing and waste a couple hours watching.

Of course, the edited version of blazing saddles lasts about 3 minutes, so there’s that.

KoB

Count the Gun Bunny, The King of Battle…THE King of FIRST in that band of the few, the happy few, we band of unwatched. So very proud to be in that number.

Glad you checked the DA Form 6 to see whose day it was to be “That Guy”. gabn/gabaf/rtr/hbtd

Funeral Detail today was the Home Going Celebration for a Fellow Vet, Compatriot, and Friend that was a 3 war Navy Vet (WWII, Korea, VN). His Eternal Sailing will be fair winds and following seas. It was my Honor to know him.

ninja

Thank You, KoB, for honoring a Fellow Veteran…May He Ever Rest In Peace.

Salute. Never Forget.

Roh-Dog should be coming up next on that Duty Roster!

gabn/gabaf/hbtd/rtr

😉😎

ninja

BTW:

We need to start a new Club, i.e. Those Who Never Saw That Movie….

😉😎

Graybeard

I’m in.

Hack Stone

Never saw the following:

The Sound Of Music
Gone With The Wind
ET
Any of the Star Wars movies except for the first and third chronologically released

But how many of you can say that you have watched the Frank Stallone cinematic classic Terror In Beverly Hills?

AW1Ed

Don’t even start.

ninja

🤣😅😂🤣😅😂🤣😅😂

gabn

6682.jpeg
LC

Another vote in favor of The Movie That Shalt Not Be Named. Bought it the other day, watched it twice already. I definitely recommend it.

AW1Ed

SFC D needs a hand digging that slit trench, LC. Y’all can discuss the finer points of Naval Aviation over e-tools.

RGR 4-78

E-Tools

Hurst Battery Powered Extrication Tools Price – Search (bing.com)

Spread em wide fly boy. 😆 

ChipNASA

Remotely checking in.

“ All present and accounted for, Sir. “

Have a lovely weekend

ninja

Chipster:

Where is “remote”?

😉😎

ninja

Well, this is getting interesting…

“Soldiers Can’t Transfer Just Because of Abortion Bans or LGBTQ Laws”
https://www.realcleardefense.com/2022/09/09/soldiers_cant_transfer_just_because_of_abortion_bans_or_lgbtq_laws_852631.html

“The Army’s top general said the service is not considering allowing soldiers to be reassigned to new bases if they feel local laws discriminate against them, following Republican criticism after the service recently began mulling the idea.”
“Gen. James McConville, the Army’s chief of staff, on Wednesday shot down the proposed policy tweak service officials were considering behind closed doors. The move would have updated the Army’s so-called compassionate reassignment policy — typically reserved for troops to transfer bases in cases of family or health emergencies — to allow soldiers to transfer to a new state if laws discriminate against them based on sex, religion, gender or pregnancy.”

Sparks

Missed it by 31.

ninja

You Be The Judge:

“Ex-first sergeant convicted in Fort Hood arms room theft conspiracy

https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2022/09/07/ex-first-sergeant-convicted-in-fort-hood-arms-room-theft-conspiracy/

“The former top NCO for a Patriot missile battery at Fort Hood, Texas, has become the third soldier convicted as part of an arms room theft ring. MSG Rusty Groat was the first sergeant of B Battery, 4th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, when the thefts occurred. He, the battery commander and another senior NCO conspired to steal 25 red dot sights, or M68 Close Combat Optics, in December 2019, shortly before the unit deployed to Saudi Arabia, according to court documents and corps officials.”

“The battery commander, Capt. Robin Morales, previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy, larceny of government property and making false official statement. He was reprimanded, confined for 75 days and dismissed from the Army./

A Proud Infidel®™

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

Anonymous

Ft. Hood strikes again.

A Proud Infidel®™

Fort [the] Hood!

President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

“Rusty Groat”…..
YOu can’t make this shit up.

Hack Stone

He is Rusty because the Base Exchange ran out of WD-40.

SFC D

He’s gonna need WD-40 when he gets dorked in the squeak hole.

Anonymous

Those snazzy sights work real well on those FN M16A2s (scratchy actions and big zeros, made when Colt briefly lost the contract) ADA got stuck with, let me tell you. 😉

Hack Stone
ninja

 😅  😆  😂 

“Fort Carson soldier booted after stealing camper from first sergeant”

https://www.armytimes.com/off-duty/2022/09/02/fort-carson-soldier-booted-after-stealing-camper-from-first-sergeant/

There’s nothing like feeling the wind in your high and tight during a joyride in a $70,000-plus camper to make you feel alive. Unless, of course, it ends with your expulsion from the U.S. Army.”

“That’s what happened to one Army specialist stationed near Fort Carson, Colorado, who was found guilty of partnering with a private first class to steal a Keystone 358 Camper.”

“The military judge that tried the case under Article 121 of the UCMJ found that the pair lifted the mobile home from their unit’s first sergeant, according to redacted documents obtained by Army Times.”

“The specialist pleaded not guilty to the charge.”

ninja

“And while the motivations and circumstances for the theft are not listed in the documents, after the trial, the presiding military judge recommended separation without the addition of civilian felony charges.”

“I recommend that the convening authority suspend the sentence of a bad conduct discharge and consider administrative separation of the accused in lieu of allowing felony conviction to stand,” concluded Col. Jacqueline Emanuel.”

“Based on the evidence presented during the trial, I conclude that SPC [redacted] is a young Soldier who was otherwise a good duty performer and made an incredibly poor decision without full[y] appreciating the negative repercussions that could follow for the rest of his life.”

NDHoosier

It appears that the First Sergeant he stole from was the last sergeant he stole from….

Hack Stone

The only thing that we did to the 1st Sgt at Camp Fuji was short sheet his rack.

The other 2841 in the Company was a real pompous ass who believed all that shit that 2800’s farts smell like cinnamon buns. All of the Yankees hated him. They were trying to come up with a good prank to pull him, and one future Director of Media Relations for a proud but humble woman owned business that sells software to the federal government suggested placing a sand bag in his pillow case.

Anonymous

I will not be a straight white male in class.
(Write 500 times.)

Anonymous

comment image

Hack Stone

Has anyone checked the homepage of All Points Logistics to see what parking lot dumpster that Phil Monkress will be juggling balls?

ninja

What The Heck Is Wrong With These People???

“MSNBC Guest Says Queen Elizabeth Would Have A Lot More ‘Legitimacy’ If She ‘Vocally’ Led On Racial Justice:

https://www.foxnews.com/media/msnbc-guest-says-queen-elizabeth-more-legitimacy-vocally-led-racial-justice

“On MSNBC’s “The ReidOut” Thursday, guest Shola Mos-Shogbamimu said the late Queen Elizabeth II would have more “legitimacy and credibility” if she had been more “visible against racial injustice and inequality in Britain.”

“Several progressive media figures immediately slammed her because of British colonialism.”

“The British Empire was a colonizing empire. Which made her a colonizer Queen,” Mos-Shogbamimu said. “Part of her legacy is that colonization. It is the atrocities that were committed in the name of Queen or country during the colonizing period.”

ninja

“Progressive media figures slam Queen Elizabeth as ‘oppressive ruler,’ ‘mostly known for racism’”

https://www.foxnews.com/media/progressive-media-figures-slam-queen-elizabeth-oppressive-ruler-mostly-known-racism

“Huff Post opinion writer Stephen Crockett Jr. tweeted, “The way I wish newspapers would write: ‘Colonizers lost one of their most beloved foot soldiers as Queen Elizabeth II, 96, mostly known for f*cksh*t and racism, has died.’”

:Washington Post columnist Karen Attiah explained, “Black and brown people around the world who were subject to horrendous cruelties and economic deprivation under British colonialism are allowed to have feelings about Queen Elizabeth. After all, they were her ‘subjects’ too.”

ninja

“New York Times essay argues Queen Elizabeth ‘helped obscure a bloody history of decolonization'”

https://www.foxnews.com/media/new-york-times-essay-argues-queen-elizabeth-helped-obscure-bloody-history-decolonization

UpNorth

So, which was the Queen, a colonizer or a “decolonizer”? Inquiring minds, you know.

A Proud Infidel®™

Another propaganda hit piece written by fools enslaved to their liberal dogma.

SFC D

I’m fairly certain that the UK’s first and last colony was Ireland. But they’re not brown, so that’s ok.

timactual

The original plantations.

rgr769

Here is some good news. Oberlin College is finally going to pay the 36-million-dollar defamation judgment against it for libeling and slandering Gibson’s, a small, family-owned grocery store and bakery, over a shoplifting incident by three Oberlin students. The college fought the jury’s verdict all the way to the Ohio Supreme Court after losing in the appellate court. You can read the entire saga at Legal Insurrection. The story will reaffirm your hatred of college administrators and disingenuous lawers. https://legalm/insurrection.com

rgr769
Graybeard

If I understand, they will pay, but have yet to apologize for their slander.

Odie

Maybe not on the apology, but 36 million will be a bitter pill to swallow. Pp

Pretty hard to apologize when you’re choking on that wad of cash.

rgr769

They will never apologize for their defamatory lies.

timactual

Being better than you means never having to say you are sorry.

Graybeard

Late to muster.

Had funeral duty earlier this week for a friend of mine. He fought hard, but the booze finally killed him – and his only child not yet graduated from High School.
He was a strong Christian – but that does not make us superhuman and immune to problems.

If you’re fighting some addiction – keep fighting! We need you here.

On a brighter note: Favorite Daughter and her hubby celebrated 21 years this week.

Y’all DWs & DWettes be good, or be good at it.

rgr769

The “Bishop” is obviously a grifter. If the reports are true that he was seen wearing the $75K Rolex after it was stolen in the”robbery,” he should be prosecuted for insurance fraud.

Hack Stone

Plenty of religious leaders who lead a life of austerity have two Rolex watches that cost in excess of $75,000. Saves them the trouble of resetting the watch when Daylight Saving Time kicks in.

A Proud Infidel®™

I doubt that Jesus will be wearing Rolex Watches and Armani suits when he comes back.

SFC D

Always figured Jesus was more of jeans and boots kinda guy.

Hack Stone

Hack Stone just got another call from “Pepco” about his power being shut off due to lack of payment. Hack asks how much is owed, and the guy says that Hack will need to a call a phone number to arrange payment.

Hack Stone: Give me a second to get a pencil.

Indian Pepco Guy: Take you time.

Big mistake. Time for Hack to “take his time”. After about four minutes, he asks if Hack is still on the line.

Hack Stone: I’m still looking for a pencil. You said that I can take my time.

Another five minutes or so elapses, and Hack “finally has a pencil”. Indian Pepco guy gives Hack the number. Hack reads the number back to him, incorrectly. He gives Hack the number, again. Hack reads the number back, again incorrectly. IPG is now getting irritated, and BLUF, Hack’s power will be shut off today. IPG is probably in cahoots with KoB to usurp his crown as Supreme Ruler of The Weekend Open Thread.

KoB

Shouldn’t tried to pay your bill by swapping out dated Red Hat Software or stock shares in a proud, but humble, woman owned company, Hack Stone. Small umarked bills are preferred. How else are we gonna support single moms without those?

Not to worry, The Super Skeekrit Soooeee side Squurreal Squad will be by to gnaw thru the lines betwwen 8 am and 5 pm.

Hack Stone

Pepco line technicians are the laziest people in the National Capital Region. Three hours later and they still haven’t cut Hack’s power.

SFC D

I’ve been waiting nearly 4 years for the Sheriff to arrest me. Apparently, my social security account was frozen due to suspicious activity and the caller didn’t like my attitude.

Hack Stone

Back when Hack Stone had a side gig working for a federal law enforcement agency, because his primary gig selling outdated overpriced Red Hat Software wasn’t paying the bills, he received a phone call from “a field agent” of said agency. Apparently she had a warrant out for the arrest of Hack due to suspicious activity along the Mexico border. Since Hack Stone was actually in the headquarters building at the time, he told her that he could come up to her office and surrender. She must have made her arrest quota for the month, because she hung up.