Base Drag Show Ban

| June 12, 2023

Stars and Stripes news for U.S. military personnel has been promulgated periodically since first appearing during the American Civil War.

The news source is under the jurisdiction of the Defense Media Activity, a part of the office of the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs. Today’s edition included this.

Drag show ban complicates Pride celebrations at US bases in Japan

By KELLY AGEE
STARS AND STRIPES • June 9, 2023

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — Canceling drag shows on U.S. military bases constitutes discrimination and misinterprets an art form that’s been part of the military for more than 100 years, according to event organizers at installations in Japan.

President Joe Biden’s administration banned drag shows on U.S. military bases on June 1, the start of Pride Month, following criticism from Republican lawmakers amid a general campaign against LGBTQ+ events, The Associated Press reported.

Hosting drag shows is inconsistent with regulations governing the use of Defense Department resources, according to a statement from Pentagon spokeswoman Sabrina Singh on June 1.

“Enacting this policy on the first day of Pride Month truly added insult to injury,” said Xander Ready, president of Out in Oki, a private organization registered with the 18th Force Support Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa.

Stars and Stripes

The ‘Out in Oki’ folks were forced to move the venue from the base Officer’s Club. The humanity! This is Pulitzer level stuff and Stars and Stripes is there.

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Old tanker

Personally I agree with the ban. I don’t see any relationship requirement between “drag shows” and the mission of any of the Military branches.

When it comes down to it the Veterans who actually serve the nation get only about 3 days of recognition for their service and in too many cases sacrifice. Why the hell do deviants deserve a month of recognition and celebration? Also why do they think they deserve to push their “ideology” onto others, especially children, with govt funding and assistance?

HT3

If you can’t have the ladies from the Pink Pony or Cheetah Lounge practice their “art form” on base, then you can’t have a drag show either.

KoB

Hosting drag shows is inconsistent with regulations governing the use of Defense Department resources, according to a statement from Pentagon spokeswoman Sabrina Singh on June 1.”

Sounds pretty “straight” forward (see what I did there) to me. If ya gonna be a drag queen, wear a pair of panties that don’t get into a wad. Quitcha crying, too. That causes your make up to run.

I celebrate Pride Month 365 days a year. My Pride Flag has 13 Stripes and 50 Stars. And it is on display 365 days a year.

Eric The OC Tanker (relocated)

Just a thought…. Ain’t ‘pride’ one of the 7 ‘deadly sins’? If so, when are the other 6 going to get equal billing and time?

Animal

Only when it’s white pride.

Green Thumb

Move it to All-Points Logistics.

Skivvy Stacker

Too late.
They been practicing Police Drag for years.

Blaster

“ Canceling drag shows on U.S. military bases constitutes discrimination”

It seems to me that ANYONE can cite discrimination, against ANYTHING that does not follow their personal views, practices, beliefs, etc. there is a time and a place for everything. I don’t see how drag shows during the work day or at school provide a return investment for the salary earned or the education expected. If a little more time was spent on working and/or learning, we might have avoided the mess that we now find ourselves in.

Green Thumb

Drag is not a federally-protected class.

Roh-Dog

Maybe not, but whatever one does behind the dumpster at All-Points is ‘protected’. It’s been in the bylaws since day one!

ninja

Two Of The Best “Drags” Ever..

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ninja

😉😎

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E-4 Mafia 4 Life

“The devil made me wear this dress!”
I have a Flip Wilson doll somewhere in the attic. Has the pull string and voice recording of Flip Wilson.

NHSparky

At some point very soon, all this shit is gonna backfire on the SJW howler monkeys.

Can’t wait.

5JC

The other high heel is already dropping.

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Veritas Omnia Vincit

To my thinking anything that doesn’t make the force more lethal or more mission effective is a waste of time.

Things that improve morale are certainly mission effective but a bunch of grown men displaying their weird fetish attire seems somewhat pointless in boosting morale.

You’ll notice it’s never a bunch of women wanting to exaggerate male sexuality by dressing in weird shit and performing for kids, it’s always grown men suggesting there’s nothing wrong with the weird shit they’re doing…

I’ve no issue with them doing what they want in private clubs and their own bedrooms as that’s none of my business anyway. I just fail to comprehend the benefit to the military or to our public school systems by accommodating the desire of adult men to perform in exaggerated female pretense for the military or kids…

Thunderstixx

Although, Cher, in her signature damn near naked getup on the USS Missouri turned out to be the one video that really got the hearts all aflutter on board and the halls of the Pentagon where cigar chomping fleet admirals and numerous O-6’s bit off as much as they could chew and then some.
I’m not overly pleased with Cher, however, THAT was a great video and really increased the morale of millions of previous and future Military personnel !!!

https://www.wearethemighty.com/music/cher-navy-music-video/

USAFRetired

The Power that Be put a stop to strippers in the Clubs/On Base decades ago as they appealed to the Prurient interests of some and offended others so were contrary to good order and discipline. I believe the same can be said of drag shows, so why are we allowing them?

rgr1480

Steam & Creams were also cancelled on military bases in Korea. I arrived at Camp Casey in 1988 and was told they were cancelled a year or two prior.

SFC D

Got the same story at Camp Humphreys in ‘88. Although… we still had dancers at the NCO club.

USAFRetired

They were still at Osan summer 86 when I left.

Anonymous

Hell, folk can barely go to juicy bars (if at all) in Korea any more.

Roh-Dog

Um, I was told:

The revolution will not be televised, will not be televised

Will not be televised, will not be televised

The revolution will be no re-run brothers

The revolution will be live…

Assuming anyone is there to greet it.

(too soon?)

Anonymous

Morgan Freeman’s doing porn narration too, so what the heck lately?

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Roh-Dog

THIS! I don’t understand how/why someone who wants-of-nothing could be involved with a racket that evil.

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Roh-Dog

One more to share, heap the mockery!

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Anonymous

Plus (in an appropriate meme):

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fm2176

Oh no, but the strong tradition of male Service Members dressing in drag to entertain themselves and each other throughout history is at risk! I’ve read a number of comments and articles elsewhere. The thing is, while drag has been used to lighten the mood in the past, in the military, Hollywood, and elsewhere, there is a key difference between a young Soldier or Sailor putting on a wig and dress along with a little makeup and parodying the girls back home that are so missed and what passes for drag today. We do silly things, and the majority of Service Members are young, or at least young at heart.

Today’s drag queens are a whole different matter. Rather than over-the-top silliness that’s mostly PG-rated at most, they put the words “Service” and “Member” together in the most sexually vulgar and offensive way imaginable. I have few doubts that a lot of these caricatures would render services to a willing (or even unwilling) person regardless of their age, and too many of them are eager to flash their members.

A lot of drag queens might be having fun and may not experience any gratification, but nowadays we have the Agenda that forces LBGTQ ideologies on our children, and which wishes to shame the stereotypical alpha male military man into accepting those unfit for sustained combat service. First, it was DADT, then women in Combat Arms followed shortly by DOD’s embracing the trans community and a few “Stunning and Brave women” coming out. Funny how there’s not much publication of trans men setting new standards in the military or athletics.

poetrooper

You nailed it… 🙌 

Thunderstixx

The dims are so entirely obsessed with sex, potty stuff and showing their privates like it’s the only thing they think about, 24/7/365…
There is more to life than sex, and it cuts both ways.

Anonymous

I see lots of pudgy soldiers with ponytails and shaving profiles today in units that used to be male-only and fit. Something ain’t going right.

bmorgan

It’s the playbook – push an agenda and if not met with celebration, accuse the skeptical of being phobic.

QMC

Can I accuse them of being Christophobic? Why do they hate Christians so much?

ninja

“Legal Group Demands Navy Investigate Its ‘Ambassador’ Drag Queen”

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/legal-group-demands-navy-investigates-its-ambassador-drag-queen

“A conservative legal group asked the Navy Monday to investigate its “digital ambassador” drag queen for political and sexual posts online they claim violate military rules.”

“America First Legal sent a letter Monday morning to top Navy officials detailing the need for an investigation into Yeoman Second Class Joshua Kelley, who performs as a drag queen named “Harpy Daniels.” Kelley, who is in the Navy and was hired as a “digital ambassador” drag queen, has tweeted several times about his support for Democrats.”

“Jacob Meckler, legal counsel for America First Legal, said the Navy must enforce military policies that restrict any political statements from members.”

“There is strong reason to believe that Yeoman Second Class Joshua Kelley (“YN2 Kelley”) has knowingly, materially, and repeatedly violated these critical requirements,” Meckler wrote in the letter. “[H]e has repeatedly engaged in partisan activity, behaved in ways that discredit the military, publicly criticized his command, and misused his uniform for personal gain. Based on the Department’s past actions with respect to politically or culturally conservative service members, an investigation is appropriate here.”

“The Department Of Defense restricts military members from promoting political parties or candidates regardless of if they are in uniform. Kelley has posted extensively on Twitter to express his support for Democrats.”

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ninja

“Meckler, in his letter to Navy Officials, argued there is a double standard in the enforcement of its political rules, as conservatives have been disciplined in the past for similar actions. This included a mention of the case of Sergeant Gary Stein of the Marine Corps, who was given an “Other than Honorable Discharge” after he made a Facebook group called “Armed Forces Tea Party” in 2012 that included posts critical of then-President Barack Obama. Another example cited was two National Guard members disciplined for a TikTok post where they criticized “liberals and Democrats” as “crybabies and snowflakes.”

“The Navy cannot have one standard for political conservatives such as Sergeant Stein … and another more generous standard for YN2 Kelley and others who share his views,” Meckler wrote in the letter.”

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5JC

It’s too late.

Between the rainbow highlights on the website, the drag shows and everything else they have insulated themselves against toxic masculinity. The Admiral in charge of recruiting sends all thems’s EMails with a rainbow sig line and their preferred pronouns.

Nobody has to boycott the Navy. Nobody has to join it either. The current crew thinks that nationalism is a dirty word. They got their wish. Kids are now non-patriotic. Great job. You let China do exactly what they were trying to do and are well on the way to destroying the country from within.

Anonymous

Left/libtards’ whole “progressive” idea:
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ninja

“GOP Congressman Claims US Navy Denied Using Non-Binary TikTok Drag Queen As ‘Digital Ambassador’ In Bid To Boost Recruitment That’s Set To Fall Short By 8,000”

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12066241/GOP-Congressman-claims-Navy-denied-using-non-binary-TikTok-drag-queen-digital-ambassador.html

“The Navy has denied the existence of a recruitment outreach program that featured an active-duty drag queen as a ‘digital ambassador’ during a March phone call with the House Armed Services Committee.”

“Although the program ran from October 2022 to March of this year and featured drag performer Yeoman 2nd Class Joshua Kelley as one of five ‘digital ambassadors’, the Navy appeared embarrassed by it’s own decision and said the recruitment drive ‘did not exist.'”

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HT3

He’s Yeoman…
That figures…
We used call them tit-less WAVES

5JC

Jeez, now they are trying to gaslight Congress. I thought that was Congress’ job?

Green Thumb

Clown.

bmorgan

It’s all fun and games until someone’s feelings get hurt.

https://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/peter-roff/2013/08/13/obama-rodeo-clown-loses-his-job-and-america-loses-its-sense-of-humor

Rodeo clown’s lives matter.

Fyrfighter

Yeah, that was complete bullshit. He was a damn funny clown!

rgr769

That just proves that progs are humorless and see no humor in anything that makes fun of them.

A Proud Infidel®™

It also showcases the shallowness of liberal moonbat snowflakes, it’s okay for them to make fun of everyone else, but as soon as you throw it back at them, they go to pieces!

5JC

Now what is the Class VI going to do with all those unsold cases of Bud Light?

Green Thumb

Give them to Privates.

5JC

The Navy doesn’t have privates… hey!

Green Thumb

They do have Seamen.

Anonymous

I’m sure a certain demographic will fins a use:

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Thunderstixx

You are one sick puppy…

Anonymous

I try…

ninja

“US Navy Hires Active-Duty Drag Queen To Lead Recruitment Campaign”

https://www.thepublica.com/us-navy-hires-active-duty-drag-queen-to-lead-recruitment-campaign/

“The US Navy appointed an active-duty drag queen as a “Digital Ambassador” in an effort to increase recruitment and attract a diverse workforce.”

“Yeoman 2nd Class Joshua Kelley, whose stage name is Harpy Daniels, identifies as non-binary. He was selected as one of five Navy Digital Ambassadors.”

“A U.S. Navy spokesperson said the recruitment initiative was an attempt to “explore the digital environment to reach a wide range of potential candidates.”

“Despite the many campaigns and drives to bolster military numbers, it seems young people don’t view the institution favorably.”

“It is possible the Navy is exploring new recruiting methods due to a survey conducted by the Ronald Reagan Institute. The survey found that a mere 13 percent of people aged 18 to 29 are “highly willing” to join the military.”

“Senator Mark Rubio, R-Fla, expressed his frustration with the military’s current initiatives. He said in a statement to Fox News Digital that Biden has turned the US military into a “woke social experiment.”

“He added that it is a stupid way to protect the nation.”

“We need to spend more time thinking about how to counter threats like China, Russia, and North Korea and less time thinking about pronouns,” he said.”

“On the other hand, Rep. Sara Jacobs, D-Calif, said, “Anyone willing and able to serve our country should be able to serve authentically.”

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ninja

Didn’t these Dudes do some recruiting for the US Navy in the late 1970s?

🤭😏😉😎

Asking For A Friend.

gabn

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ninja

US Army’s Recruiting Commercial…

😉😎

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Green Thumb

You: “Hey 1SG, Good Morning!”

1SG: “Shut your fucking cockholster and move out”.

Roh-Dog

1SG: “On second thought, you and your Team Leader grab a 5-gallon water can each and meet your Squad Leader behind the track buildings across the street. You have 5 minutes, GO!”
{grumbles and sips coffee}
“Send me SSG Dicknuts!!”

Green Thumb

1SG to a Platoon SGT sitting to his right: “It was a good morning until to I had to see these motherfucking clowns. What the fuck? Coffee sucks too.:.”

1SG to all within earshot: ” GOD DAMMIT! Where the fuck is SSG Dicknuts! Someone tell him to get his dick out of ass and get the fuck over here!”

Roh-Dog

One of the scariest things I’ve ever heard in my life, out of a 1SGs’ mouth:

If your first name starts with ‘Private’…

It’s 1345hrs local, too early to drink that off?

KoB

In my very humble opinion, ninja, the best recruiting tool that Navy ever had was a documentary (or two) that was produced showing the glory of Naval Aviation. The Documentary made an impact to goose certain mavericks, that wanted to fly into a danger zone, into putting any thoughts of joining another branch on ice, man. Wearing dark glasses in a club, playing volley ball on the beach, and finding a loving feelin’ beat a full tank of gas and a half of pack of cigarettes driving to Chicago all to hell.

ninja

We know who was designated today via DA Form 6 to be “That Guy!”

😂🤣😅😆🤓

gabn/gabaf/hbtd/rtr

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KoB

Never detail another to a job you’re not willing to take on yourself. Picked your outfit for Dave’s 2053 Birthday Party yet (see yesterday’s Boomer comment)? gabn/gabaf/rtr/hbtd!!!  :saluting: AATW!

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ninja

😉😎

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Roh-Dog

Don’t go get yourself in a 4g inverted dive over that DA6 now

ChipNASA

Being an air cargo guy I want this as a real patch.

ninja

“Fashion Magazine Cover Featuring Pregnant Transgender Man Logan Brown Sparks Outrage: ‘Could Not Sink Any Lower’”

https://nypost.com/2023/06/02/fashion-magazine-cover-featuring-pregnant-transgender-man-logan-brown-sparks-outrage/

“A heavily pregnant transgender man has been featured on the cover of Glamour UK’s June Pride digital issue – sparking heated backlash on social media.”

“Logan Brown, a 27-year-old author who was born female but now identifies as a trans male, unexpectedly became pregnant with his partner Bailey Mills, a non-binary drag performer…”

“One day, I had this really weird feeling; it was early in the morning and Bailey was asleep. I took a pregnancy test and it was positive,” Brown said.”

“I’d been off testosterone for a while due to some health issues,” he said.”

“It was like my whole world just stopped. That everything, all my manhood that I’ve worked hard for, for so long, just completely felt like it was erased,” Brown continued.”

“It was really hard because how do you tell your partner, ‘Oh, I’m pregnant, but oh, I’m also your boyfriend as well.”

“This is what happens when you drink too much BudLight,”…”

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ninja

The Father, Drag Queen Bailey J. Mills.

Which means Logan still has a uterus, ovaries and a vagina and Bailey still has his Twigs and Berries…😉😎

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ninja

The Proud Father, Bailey J. Mills.

Please Pass The Eyebleach…

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ninja

The couple want to be identified as “Daddy” and “Daddy” to their daughter, Nova.

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ninja

You Be The Judge…

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President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

Nothing personal against you, ninja, but that picture……. 😣  😣  😱  😱  😵  😵 

And my sympathies to the poor child born to these two mentally ill pervs.

Progressives, zealots making sex deviants fabulous role models for our children. What can go wrong? I am sure this child will turn out fine.

Left/libtards would want that to be Archie and Jughead for the kids this month– just glad they didn’t go there.

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Anonymous

Now kids can actually insult each other about being “an abortion from a buttf*ck”– it’s or something! /sarc

TopGoz

Here’s the money quote: “I’d been off testosterone for a while due to some health issues.”
Ya think? Women’s bodies aren’t designed for high testosterone levels and all the testosterone in the world won’t convince your XX chromosomes that you’re a man.

Sapper3307

Lifetime achievement award

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Roh-Dog

That’s a dude!

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A Proud Infidel®™

Anymore IDGAF what someone “is” in their spare time behind closed doors as long as it doesn’t involve Children, but I take mudda-fuckin’ issue with it when they shove it in my face and DEMAND that I openly accept it, which I never will!

SFC D

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I don’t care if you stick it in a watermelon or stick a watermelon in it, it’s your business. I don’t need to know, I don’t want to know, you don’t need my permission, affirmation, or approval. I’m going to base my opinion of you on how you conduct yourself daily, are you a good person? What you do with your pet gerbil after hours is to be kept between you and the gerbil.

Blaster

😂😂I’ll bet that damn gerbil hates his life worse than a recruit during the shark attack!!😆😆

MustangCPT

Well, seeing as the Army, in its infinite wisdom, did away with the shark attack, the gerbil now has no competition.

KoB

Gerbil…giving a whole new meaning to the term “tunnel rat”.

ChipNASA

I am not responsible for my sick sense of humor.
Blame the DOD.

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Commissar

Dressing in drag is not the same thing as being transgender.

I don’t think drag shows are protected by equal protection laws. There may be some 1st amendment challenges available to the advocates. But protected class discrimination claims are bullshit.

I also think people putting on drag shows are just pushing the right into further hysteria and undermining transgender rights.

They are playing right into right wing narratives.

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Blaster

Agree with you to a certain point. I don’t think “ putting on drag shows are just pushing the right into further hysteria and undermining transgender rights.” is what’s happening. I think it’s a time and place issue. Drag queens can do what they want and their audiences are free to enjoy it. The problem comes when it’s a “captive” audience, i.e. a school library for kids that go where they’re told to go. Don’t force the issue and then complain about the pushback.

SFC D

Drag shows as adult entertainment is fine, it can be really fun. It’s not for children. Would we allow pole-dancer story hour in our libraries? How about we have NAMBLA storytime? Commissar sees what he needs to see to support his left wing masters. He’s been programmed that way. Parents, not the teachers union have the final say in their children’s upbringing and education. To paraphrase the late Ed Bruce, “Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be Commissar”.

Commissar

You have serious fucking reading comprehension issues. Your take on what I wrote is completely inconsistent with what I wrote.

And I have posted on here before that I think gender dysphoria should be a disqualifying condition for military service.

A Proud Infidel®™

Stir the pot here and someone will make you lick the spoon, Major Moonbat!

SFC D

My take is absolutely consistent with your behavior.

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rgr769

That last statement is the only one you have got right in years. We all agree with you that the military should not be enlisting trannies for the reason you state and also because it is not conducive to good order and discipline.

But drag shows are always sexual by nature and inappropriate fare for children, unless you are trying to groom them.

Roh-Dog

Treat Williams, Star of ‘Everwood’ and ‘Hair,’ Dead at 71 Following Motorcycle Accident (in VT)
I enjoyed his work in Blue Bloods and elsewhere.

(a little clip for our seasoned homies, 1979’s Hair. Cringeiest movie ever?)

Commie-Tsar

But, they look so FABULOUS!!!! Everyone should be able to embrace this!!!

QMC

I remember hearing preachers talk about the end of days in Revelation when I was a kid and thinking “well, that must be a long way off. We’re nowhere near any of that.”

That stuff is straight out of the references to the Whore of Babylon in Revelation 17. Evil and wickedness, and the same is said for the idiots that vote for it and support this.

5JC

I don’t know about all of that, I do know if Trump had topless strippers on the White House lawn there would be a media feeding frenzy, blood in the water.

5JC

Now that I think about it they probably need to move up with Taiwan evacuation plans. This is how the leader of the free world acts. A drunken school boy at 80. Just like his son.

SFC D

Sure, that’ll really advance your cause.

rgr769

It (she?) couldn’t help it; it wanted to show its dick, but doesn’t have one anymore. So, it showed its fake tits to the crowd and cameras. The two women-to-men trannies on either side showed off their scars where they had their tits removed. To be fair (equitable), I think they should have exposed their Franken-penises.

Arby

Strange, I don’t remember anyone pitching a hissy fit when they banned strippers in the O and E clubs in the mid 80s.

5JC

It didn’t end there, just saying,

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Thunderstixx

“Insult to injury”…..
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA—SNORT SNORT—BAHAHAHA !!!!!

Da poor wittle dylans got dere feewings aww hurted up !!!

B AHAHAHAHAHAHAH !!!!

Of you do realize we are truly DOOMED !!!

Skivvy Stacker

My dad was stationed in Japan during the Korean War. He was in Air Force Intelligence, and I never knew what he did. I’m pretty sure he’s not just turning over in his grave; he’s most likely spinning around like a damn gyroscope. I’ll check for soil disturbances the next time I go to Fort Snelling National Cemetery.