Weekend Open Thread

| February 1, 2019

So, what does a couple do if they want to get married, but the government won’t let them?

Well, in one case . . . the couple and the groom’s prospective mother-in-law simply went elsewhere. But the circumstances were a bit unusual.

The place they left was East Berlin. And they did so by driving past the East German border guards and under the barrier gate at Checkpoint Charlie.

. . .

In May 1963, Austrian Heinz Meixner was 20. And he was gainfully employed.

He worked in West Berlin, and had for about 15 months. As a foreigner, he was allowed to cross the border into East Berlin. He did so periodically.

On one of his visits to East Berlin, he met a lady – Margarete Thurau. In September 1962, the couple had become engaged.

The East German authorities weren’t exactly pleased. They refused the couple permission to marry unless Meixner moved to the East.

Meixner wasn’t willing to do that. So he decided to spirit his fiancée and her mother into West Berlin.

One one of his trips to East Berlin, Meixner rode a motorbike. He faked engine trouble while crossing the checkpoint.

While the guard was checking his passport, Meixner managed to measure the precise height of the bottom of the metal barrier gate used to block vehicular access until permission to depart East Germany was granted. The barrier gate’s bottom was 37 1/2 inches above the road.

Meixner then checked car rental agencies to find a small sports car that – without its windshield – would be low enough to pass under the barrier gate. He found one: an Austin-Healy Sprite. With its windshield removed it would be only 35 1/2 inches high.

Meixner arranged to rent the car. After removing the windshield, he also let out some air from the tires to provide additional margin.

Meixner then drove the car into East Berlin. He met with his fiancée and future mother-in-law.

When it was time to leave, is fiancée wedged into the small space behind the front seats. His mother in law curled up in the vehicle’s tiny trunk. Meixner surrounded her with 30 bricks for protection in case the border Guards shot at them during their escape attempt.

A bit after midnight on Sunday, 5 May 1963, Meixner approached Checkpoint Charlie from the East German side. The first East German border guard checked his passport and directed him to the customs shack – where from past crossings Meixner knew the vehicle would be inspected in detail.

Instead, Meixner gunned the car’s engine. Accelerating, he approached the final barrier gate and ducked.

His car passed under the barrier. The East German guards were so surprised that they did not fire.

After passing under the barrier, Meixner hit the brakes and skidded to a stop. The three had made it to West Berlin.

Like the East German border guards, the American border guards at Checkpoint Charlie were also shocked at Meixner’s audacity. But after recovering the American guards welcomed them.

Heinz Meixner and Margarete Thurau were now free to marry. And now they – and Maragarete’s mother – also possessed something else precious enough to be worth risking life itself: freedom.

The East Germans later added vertical bars under the gate to prevent a repeat performance of Meixner’s escape.

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Sources:

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1350&dat=19630506&id=SLQyAAAAIBAJ&sjid=RAEEAAAAIBAJ&pg=3189,199390&hl=en

https://rarehistoricalphotos.com/heinz-meixner-defect-removing-windshield-1963/

Photos:

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Enough heartwarming Cold War history for today. Enjoy the WOT and weekend, everyone.

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5th/77th FA

1st

HMC Ret

Congratulations, 5th/77th FA, and may you reign supreme, lording over us lowlife peons. We exist to serve you.

Wilted Willy

Congrats good sir! May you enjoy your week on the coveted WOT Throne! I humbly sit in waiting for your first order of business for the rest of us Dickweeds and Deplorables!
I bow to your greatness!!!

Commissioner Wretched

I cede the crown of First in the WOT to you! Reign well and be beloved by your people … or not, as you choose.

3/10/MED/b

WW,
Welcome back!!

Wilted Willy

Thanks, I have been sick as a dog for the last couple of weeks, started out with a bad cold, then I had two abscessed teeth that had to be surgically removed! Just got all the stitches taken out yesterday! Feeling much better now. Thank you for your concern! May all my brethren enjoy the weekend!!!

3/10/MED/b

Sorry for the pain, glad you are feeling better.

And your brother is still a POS.

2/17 Air Cav

Cripes. Looks like you took the crown easily this week. I see a Nixonian gap between first and second postings, less 16 minutes.

5th/77th FA

Non, nix, hells to the naw, I be damned! The struggle was reelz. I was working on my second post to change 1st to FIRST. Beat out 3/10/MED/b by mere minutes. These young’uns wuz shit hot on my 6. The bandwidth and megabytes was shrinking/fading fast. I knew I had only nano seconds before the hordes closed in. It was almost imperative that I get the FIRST FIRST on the FIRST Friday of the month… Read more »

SFC D

Congratulations, dickweed. Enjoy your time on the throne, and you may have noticed there’s no toilet paper in there. Long live the King!

2/17 Air Cav

Nicely done. I especially liked the borrow from that outlaw, Josie Wales.

GDContractor

How does it work on tobacco stains?

3/10/MED/b

Josey Wales is one of those movies, when it comes on, the remote goes to rest. So many quotable lines.
“I had to come back.”
“I know.”

5th/77th FA

Never paid him no mind; you were there. (I could go on)

And just before that…My all time favorite…You gonna pull them pistols or whistle Dixie!

My all time favorite and best CE movie…. evah

SFC D

Dyin’ ain’t much of a living, boy

AW1Ed

“I didn’t surrender, but they took my horse and made him surrender. They have him pulling a wagon up in Kansas I bet.”

3/10/MED/b

“Endeavor to persevere.”

11B-Mailclerk

Remember, Caesar. All glory is fleeting.

5th/77th FA

FIRST of all; the glory of winning (earned never given) the Coveted FIRST on the TAH Weekend Open Thread NEVER fades. It is said FIRST and then let it be written in The Book of FIRST for all to see and for all time. The only thing that should be fleeting is the happy ass dickweeds fleetingly setting up another round for my Brothers and Sisters. There is no postage due and there is no… Read more »

5th/77th FA

FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!take that dickweeds!!!!!

The King of Battle has called in a TOT on your happy asses! Bam Bam Bam FIRST again on the only FIRST that counts!

Let it be written, let it be said.

Shout it from the Mountain tops!

Howitzer be his name …FIRST

26Limabeans

Well shit a goddamn!
Congrats to the man with the guns.
I will do my best to grovel.

GDContractor

(Taking notes)

3/10/MED/b

2nd.
That is the high mark for me.
Congrats, 5th/77 FA.

HMC Ret

How are you doing, 3/10/MED/b? You weren’t doing well a few days ago. Hope all is well.

3/10/MED/b

Better today. Slow process, but I gotta start somewhere. Right now, sitting on somewhere. Thanks for asking, Sir.

Mick

2nd

Mick

OK; 3rd

2/17 Air Cav

After first, there is only loser, losier, and losiest. Since you are top ten, Mick, you rated the loser category. Hey, at least you weren’t losier or losiest. BTW: This not in the WOT rules. It’s just something I made up.

3/10/MED/b

Something was “made up”?

Seen a lot of that shit this week…

26Limabeans

FIRST!

The 1st Signal Brigade was activated on 1 April 1966 in the Republic of Vietnam. The brigade’s mission in Vietnam was to originate, install, operate, and maintain a complex communication system that fused tactical and strategic communications in Southeast Asia under a single, unified command. The formation of the brigade brought together three signal groups that were already in South Vietnam.

SFC D

My first duty station was 229th Signal Company, 1st Signal Bde. 1988. But it was in Korea. The mission however, has not changed.

26Limabeans

Only decal on my vehicle.
Small barely noticable.
“Sword of Lightning”
Occasional shirt pin as a challenge at certain events.

SFC D

“Jagged Shaft” as I recall it!

Former EM1/SS

could it be top 5?

NHSparky

Nope. And BTW, Chief says he has a “5-minute job” for you to do before you head over to Beeman’s for Aloha Friday.

5th/77th FA

Great story Hondo. That is the FIRST time I have heard that story. I guess Meixner was the FIRST to use an Austin-Healy Sprite to get thru. I hope that his FIRST Wife was his only wife and his FIRST Mother-in-Law enjoyed her FIRST Day of true Freedom. I would further speculate that the American Check Point Charley troops were the FIRST to welcome them to freedom, the FIRST to congratulate them, and probably the… Read more »

A Proud Infidel®™

I hereby award you Secondary Honorary first!

Commissioner Wretched

Since I couldn’t be first this week, I’ll soothe myself with this week’s trivia column. This week, a shout-out to TAH is included for the headline question and answer! Hope you all enjoy. DID YOU KNOW…? Is the U.S. government still paying benefits from the Civil War? By Commissioner Wretched Where in the world is the time going? It seems like just yesterday we were all shouting to each other, “Happy New Year!” And now… Read more »

5th/77th FA

CW let me be the FIRST post to thank you for another fine segment of trivia for the week. I’d also like to be the FIRST to thank you for the posting on Mose Triplett’s daughter. A number of fellows, on both sides, when captured, became Galvanized Yankees, or Galvanized Confederates. For some, taking the oath of allegience beat a POW Camp. Interestingly enough, a number of girls back then would marry up with those… Read more »

26Limabeans

“Mose Triplett (1846-1938) was a veteran of service in the Civil War”

Triplett is a trigger word for Signal types that had to use one instead of the Simpson 260 which was far superior. Same guy?

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5th/77th FA

Don’t think so ‘Beans. Ray Triplett started the meter co in Bluffton Ohio 1904. I’ve used ’bout every body’s meter known to mankind at one point in time or another. Mother Bell go to meter for decades was the 310. Your old school techs still keep one handy (hid from mgmt) in lieu of the Fluke Digital. Triplett was a little more rugged and forgiving in some cases v the Simpson.

ChipNASA

Top whatever. Happy Friday Dickweeds. Flurries they said. Snow showers they said. Maybe an inch they said. Gee, if it’s only 12 degrees, do you think it will stick? It was only 4 the other day. It’s been like that for a few days. Oh maybe it started a little earlier than we thought, just in time for rush hour, they said. Gee, I don’t know, if they KNEW, we’re going to get *some* kind… Read more »

3/10/MED/b

Just a note to all; If you didn’t read the Duffel Blog article on the Coast Guard spelling error, I encourage you to do so.
Funny shit there.

ChipNASA

It was mildly amusing until the last sentence..

“At press time, a Coast Guard Maritime Security Response Team was deployed to the mid-Atlantic to investigate reports of a sinking goat.”

For some reason that caught me off guard and the visual image made me *guffaw* in front of my office mates.

11B-Mailclerk

“Sinking goat” ?

Rerun of the Army-Navy game?

AW1Ed

Easy there, hot shot.

5th/77th FA

BAM, Alice right in the kisser. (ht to ralph kramden)

SFC D

Too soon?

Roh-Dog

Have a good weekend y’all!

Aysel

top 20? hey that’s pretty good for me

Sarge

Happy Friday from Hawaii!

Donuts in the office!

TS/SCI required to enter office though.

AW1Ed

I’m in.

HMC Ret

On This Date In History, 1FEB: 1943 – Japanese forces on Guadalcanal Island, defeated by Marines, start to withdraw after the Japanese emperor finally gives them permission. On July 6, 1942, the Japanese landed on Guadalcanal Island, part of the Solomon Islands chain, and began constructing an airfield. In response, the U.S. launched Operation Watchtower, in which American troops landed on five islands within the Solomon chain, including Guadalcanal. The landings on Florida, Tulagi, Gavutu,… Read more »

Combat Historian

The Japanese were experts in the art of stealthy evacuations. They did so again in Kiska in the Aleutians in July 1943 and from New Georgia and Kolombangara in the Solomons a couple of months later. But, as Churchill said of Dunkirk, evacuations don’t win wars…

rgr1480

My late father-in-law was evacuated from both islands. He was an artillery officer … Imperial Japanese Army. Other tours in the Pacific Islands, Manchuria, and a small island that is part of the Sakhalin archepelago (he said the B29 bombings was pretty severe).

rgr1480

^ Kiska and Attu ^

Dennis - not chevy

I’ve always enjoyed listening to the stories from “the other side”. When I was stationed in Japan one of the members of the housekeeping staff opened up and told us stories of his time as a Private in the Imperial Army in Manchuria.

Ex-PH2

I’m here. Birds have been fed. Cat is splayed out in the sunshine. Snow buried my gas meter up to its top. I have 8.75++ feet of snow piled up in my yard. It’s supposed to warm up to 50F in my kingdom, but that’s a wait-and-see thing for me.

Normal winter for once. Looking forward to Spring.

A Proud Infidel®™

30st and Honorary First yet once again!

((((OVER))))

Graybeard

Well, top 50.

Happy weekend to all the TA Hellions, and suitable kowtows to 5th/77th FA – contrats and welcome to the WOT Firsts Throne for the next 7 days.

MCPO NYC USN Ret.

First … in my mind.

3/10/MED/b

Got any SV investigations in the works?

Is that a stupid question?

I have heard countless times, “There is no such thing as a stupid question
.”

Bullshit. I got encyclopedic volumes of ’em.

3/10/MED/b out.

MCPO NYC USN Ret.

I have one case open because the whole story can only be told once I leave govt service.

One ongoing …

But the bigger news will be the establishment of a national SV entity.

News on that once we figure out the 401-K options for those who go all in.

GDContractor

Will there be tournaments and shit? I like tournaments.

rgr1480

…..and Bernath is still DEAD.

5th/77th FA

still maintaining minus 6 feet AGL.

SFC D

Probably the only time he’s ever held a constant altitude.

HMC Ret

And still stupid in ways that cannot be explained. But … I guess he showed us, didn’t he?

Friend

Giggling

MCPO NYC USN Ret.

Bernath is so dead, the maggots don’t even visit anymore!

Commissioner Wretched

I used to tell my students that “The only stupid question is the one you don’t ask.” Needless to say, I lived to regret that particular remark.

5th/77th FA

Terrain pull up…”What you say?” Ter”splat”

Perry Gaskill

I always knew Austin-Healy Sprites were good for something. Still, if Meixner had waited a year or so he could have slipped under the Berlin gate in a homeboy Porsche 904 spyder– at 160 miles per hour. He would have had to leave the mother-in-law behind, but some might say that’s not a downside…

T1B

Reading Hondo’s post about the Vietnam Times this morning got me looking for a good book about the Mayaguez Incident. I found several, but all with some widely varying reviews. Does anyone here at TAH have a recommendation?

Thanks!

AW1Ed

Can Liberals survive the coming Apocalypse? You may be surprised.

rgr769

That video was a scream. Can’t believe half-negro “Lefty” Lemmon put it on his show. But then I see the next CNN video on the cue is Jimmy Janos (fake combat SEAL) hawking his latest book.

rgr769

Wrong talking head; it was Trevor Noah.

Sj

Is Claw frozen in? Haven’t seen for awhile and hasn’t answered my email.

Claw

Not frozen in. Have been battling the creeping head/chest flu crud the past three-plus weeks and haven’t felt much like doing any commenting.

Thanks for the health & Welfare check, though.

Enjoy your time in Floriduh./s

3/10/MED/b

Hope you get to feeling better, Claw.

sj

Good to know all is well at the stately Claw Manor. It’s been a bit nippy here in the Keys…down to 60 in the eve.

Skyjumper

Late but upright. Since a lot of people were tossing things up in the air to see what happened during the Polar Vortex, I decided to do an experiment or two my ownself. First, tossed a gallon of 15% Ethanol up in the air. Down came 1 quart of 110% shine, 2 pints of Distillers Grain and 3 bushels of corn. Lastly, I tossed up a SJW…………….and all I got back was a frozen piece… Read more »

AW1Ed

In an email from a fellow AW1: Too Much Logic? Is Logic the same thing as common sense? 1-Eleven teens die each day because of texting while driving. Maybe it’s time to raise the age of Smartphone ownership to 21. 2-If gun control laws actually worked, Chicago would be like Mayberry. 3-The Second Amendment, the right to own guns makes more women equal than the entire feminist movement. 4-Legal gun owners have 300 million guns… Read more »

AnotherPat

Well, well, well..

Reference the Governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam:

Let’s see what the Democrats and Kavanaugh’s Haters have to say now…pictures included..

Double Standards? You Be The Judge…

“Ralph Northam’s Medical School Yearbook Page Shows Men Dressed In Blackface and KKK Robe”:

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ralph-northams-medical-school-yearbook-page-shows-men-dressed-in-blackface-kkk-robe

5th/77th FA

Bwaaahahahahahahahaha!

FIRST to be taking wagers he’ll get a pass and be defended by the demon rats. The hypocrisy of these politicians have no limits.

This is small taters compared to what The Bitch of Benghazi got away with.

Minions, come up. Who is gonna be FIRST to bring me another Stout and Stogie.

AnotherPat

Congrats to the King of Battle for being FIRST in WOT…🤗

godawgs!!!

Mason

Watch how fast this gets disappeared and turned into a non-issue.

Seriously, I know Virginia is the south, but in 1984 for someone in a graduate program, this seems like a bad idea.

Combat Historian

FUCK YOU Ralphie you piece of maggotty racist infanticidal shit!!! FUCK YOU and the racist demonrathole you crawled out of…

AW1Ed

The Dems have been calling everyone ‘Racist’ for so long it’s become their go-to response when called out on any hypocrisy. Now one of their own- who played the racist card heavily in the Virginia gubernatorial race- is painted with that brush with photographic evidence.
The only question I have is why wasn’t this discovered earlier, during the election.

26Limabeans

“why wasn’t this discovered earlier”

Yeah,I know. They could have aborted him.

Morose humor for sure.
I make no apologies for it.

A Proud Infidel®™️

NO BIG DEAL to the D-rats, let’s not forget how they adored Robert Byrd who was a grand wonderwompus in the KKK, I’m sure that the liberal whorehouse media is doing all it can to censor that and sweep it under the proverbial rug!

HMC Ret

He’s now saying he made the admission w/o first seeing the pictures. He also says he didn’t buy a yearbook and it was only after admitting it was him did he have the chance to see the pictures. Now his story is that he doesn’t believe either of the pictures are of him. BWHAAAAA I’m sure the persons in dress up will come forward and admit it is really them. I wonder if he is… Read more »

AnotherPat

The Governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam, admits he was one of the guys depicted in his college yearbook as Blackface or KKK:

“Northam Admits He’s In EVMS Yearbook Page Showing Klansman Costume, Person In Blackface”:

https://www.wavy.com/news/local-news/northam-admits-he-s-in-evms-yearbook-page-showing-klansman-costume-person-in-blackface/1745954005

Mason

Ah, he gave the obligatory mea culpa and this isn’t who I am today line of political BS. So he’ll get a pass from the media and the left for this one.

Mason

Still want to know why a pediatric neurologist and Governor thinks it’s OK to kill unwanted infants who have escaped the womb.

AnotherPat

And the irony of this, Mason, as the article pointed out, is that this news of Northam’s yearbook page came out on the first day of Black History Month in the United States. Agree what you wrote about this disappearing fast, just as the Covington Catholic School/Nathan Phillips incident. If the Governor had been a Republican, this would have Hollywood Liberals in a teezy with their tweets…and Al Sharpton & Poor Ole Auntie Maxine would… Read more »

3/10/MED/b

To get votes from individuals that vote, (legally or otherwise) who believe in the same, perhaps?
I worked L&D for 2 years. My mind cannot even begin to
comprehend this thinking.

AnotherPat

And the hits just keep on rolling…

You want pictures? Have something better…a video…

Combat Historian, I think you nailed it…

5th/77th FA and Mason, I think you both are right that he will get a pass..

“WATCH: Ralph Northan Refuses To Shake His Black Opponents Hand”:

https://bigleaguepolitics.com/watch-ralph-northam-refuses-to-shake-his-black-opponents-hand/

3/10/MED/b

“Every picture tells a story, don’t it…”

Thanks to Faces.

And fuck you, Ralphie boy.

Combat Historian

I am livid. I don’t even care how keeping ralphie as the va guv will help the GOP in 2020. This rancid little racist infanticidal piece of shit needs to be ousted/fired/impeached ASAP. I’m not a Virginian, but those who are needs to pressure this little fucker to leave right now…

5th/77th FA

Agree 100% CH. A potential baby murdering rat bastard. If they do give his ass a pass, it will do nothing but help the Country in the long run. By that I mean it should open the eyes of people who have blindly followed the demon rat party line and show exactly what they are. We can only hope. The flip side of that is the Murderer of the Senate, returned how many times? The… Read more »

AnotherPat

The Quote from Governor Ralph Northrum’s Yearbook:

“There are more old drunks than old doctors in this world so I think I’ll have another beer.”

Beer….hmmm, didn’t a bunch of Democrat Crybabies sandblast Judge Kavanaugh for drinking beer?

Where are you, Cory Booker and Diana Feinstein….

5th/77th FA

Preach & Testify. To quote AW1Ed; keep the hits a’coming. Damn if I don’t need another Stout. That FIRST one was gone a good while back. The others got boiled off by the high blood pressure from this tool. Oh and BTW…This is the FIRST Stupid Bowl that has a total of 5 UGA players on the teams rosters. It is also the FIRST to have 21 players from SEC Teams. I don’t normally follow… Read more »

AnotherPat

Hope the news media picks up on Ralph Northam’s embellishment on his military service during the Gulf War.

In case any of you missed it, Jonn included Northam’s FOIA when he wrote this:

https://valorguardians.com/blog/?p=73065

5th/77th FA

Had to go back and re-read to recollect the specifics of this tool. Never saw how many children he treated for gunshot wounds during D/S at 97th Gen.

“pompous ass with holier than thou attitude.” Thanks again Jonn….You would be proud of the work your successors are doing. RIP Brother!

Tanks AnotherPat! rtrgoarmybeatnavyhowboutthemdawgs

AnotherPat

One last rant about Governor Ralph Northam and I will get off my Soapbox…

Do you think the Virginia LT Governor, Justin Fairfax, will comment about those yearbook pictures?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justin_Fairfax

5th/77th FA

Well if he don’t comment he is a dumbass. Not commenting would say that someone is protecting the POS baby murdering current guvenator, and he, Fairfax condones it. Prime chance for Fairfax to become the new guvenator without hardly trying. Politicians, and especially demon rat politicians are notorious for protecting one another. They are also notorious for stabbing one another in the back. My hope is that they will continue to feed on one another… Read more »

GDContractor

Is Fairfax the one that got airbrushed out of his campaign flyers?

Combat Historian

Yup…

HMC Ret

What does theNavy/Marine term “Brig” mean and what’s the origin of the term? ANSWER: One of the smaller but more versatile warships of the sailing era was the two masted ‘brigantine’ (French word for ‘Bandit’), or ‘brig’ as it was abbreviated by the Royal Navy. Small, fast, and well-armed for its size, it served as a scout for the bigger ships, patrol vessel, convoy escort, and errand boy for the fleet. In the last case,… Read more »

AW1Ed

I’ve been asked by one of our Nautically Challenged friends to crack the code, as it were, on the Navy’s ranking mysteries. I’ll work on this over he weekend and try to explain the difference between rate and rating, and post a link for easy reference of current rates.

26Limabeans

Army rank is simple and intuitive.

Navy has too many fancy words that confuse the hierarchy. Just look at the screen names here. I can’t tell who to salute or not.

Devtun

Yeah, and “mister” for junior officers 0-4, and below.

HMC Ret

That would be good, Ed. I see Rate, Rank and Rating often used interchangeably, even by those who should know the difference. They are not interchangeable. I thank you in advance for this.

While you’re at it, convince the Navy to look into the Rear Admiral thingee.

AnotherPat

You Be The Judge. Video included. “CBS Rejects Pro-Flag, Anti-Kaepernick, Just-Stand Superbowl Ad”: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/cbs-rejects-pro-flag-anti-kaepernick-just-stand-super-bowl-ad “A Veteran-owned apparel company’s pro-flag Super Bowl TV ad that punches back at Nike’s promotion of Colin Kaepernick and his national anthem protests has been rejected by CBS.” “According to the firm, Nine Line Apparel, CBS was apparently not satisfied the firm could pay for the 45-second ad, despite having annual revenues of $25 million. A spokesman for Nine Line charged… Read more »

2/17 Air Cav

Good stuff. The company has just gotten more attention than a 45-second commercial would have garnered. Looks like a helluvan outfit that does much good work. They have two entities, one that sells cool stuff and the foundation that helps severely wounded and other Veterans.
https://ninelinefoundation.org/meet-the-founders/

https://www.ninelineapparel.com/pages/about-us

AnotherPat

2/17 Air Cav:

Thank You for posting the additional links for Nine Line Apperel.

Thumbs up on your comment. So true.

5th/77th FA

Grrrrr and just…damn on the Communist Broadcast Suckers. I throw a BIG BULLSHIT FLAG. Having arranged for and helped produce commercials I know that as a rule, you pay for commercials BEFORE they are run. Disclaimer; I have never been involved in a Stupid Bowl Commercial doings, but I have done National. We had to ensure payment was made, again, BEFORE it was run. Grrrrr. Thanks for the linkie on Nine Line. I did not… Read more »

SFC D

Nine Line shirts are the unofficial uniform of my shop, along with Grunt Style. Great ad, and hey, CBS? Fuck you and the horse you rode in on.

26Limabeans

Michael Sauschuck is a Marine veteran.
Portland Maine Police Chief.
Nominated to be the new Public Safety Commisioner.
Rabid anti second amendment opportunist.
Must have crossed his fingers when he took the Oath.

https://bangordailynews.com/2019/02/01/politics/hearing-on-mills-public-safety-pick-erupts-into-debate-on-gun-rights/

Portland is not the state capital.
Not even close. But it is chock full of moonbats.
I hope he keeps pushing the “Marine veteran” angle. Might cause someone to dig a little deeper.

26Limabeans

A more in depth look at the problem from those in the know:

His hero is former Police Chief Mike Chitwood who now infests southern Florida.
Chitwood has shown up in TAH post a few times and I have pointed to him each time.

These weasels move around a lot and I’m betting they leave tracks they are unaware of until somebody comes across them.

2/17 Air Cav

He strikes me as a professional weasel whose lips are permanently affixed to the public teat. He was police chief for a year, then became an assistant city manager, and then moved into the public safety commissioner job. Bootlicker.

2/17 Air Cav

We’ll compromise on that and say he alternates between the two.

5th/77th FA

The infestation is deep and getting more widespread. I repeat my opinion from another thread/post. What these socialistic gunn grabbing bastards can’t get done on a national level, they are getting done on a state/local level.

26Limabeans

Here is another lefty Marine that just stole the election.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jared_Golden

Maine has been a breeding ground for these people since the 70’s “back to the land movement”.

5th/77th FA

So his was the FIRST election stolen using ranked balloting. Hmmmm. He was the FIRST to vote against Granny Piglosi, so there is that. Where is Joshua Chamberlin when y’all need him.

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“Joshua Chamberlin”

His statue still stands at Bowdoin College in Brunswick. For now…

2/17 Air Cav

Today is 3 February and it is Super Bowl Sunday. Like some of you, I will not be watching the game. There is hubbub over the half-time show and the kneeler issue will not go away. So, it’s a little late for this suggestion, but I’ll make it anyway. How about profiling those of our military who Fell in various years but on 3 February? Here are a few: Army Staff Sgt. Ronnie L. Sanders… Read more »

5th/77th FA

FIRST a disclosure. I have been invited to a social function that is themed around this game. I haven’t watched at any nfl since the Falcons blew the stupid bowl game against the Patriots. I only watched at that one, again, it was a social function. I have not made up my mind if I will attend or not. My high school mascot for years was the Rams (61-70), beginning in 70, due to school… Read more »

2/17 Air Cav

Go and enjoy your friendships, is my two cents. You do your part to remember. By the way, “They Shall Not Grow Old” is now in general release. I hope to see it tomorrow but, if not, this week.