Someone is Really Angry at You Guys

| January 20, 2020

Consistently making the same mistakes after being warmed to do otherwise? This picture comes to mind. (r/The_Donald/)

I went through the trash section of the comments and noticed that many of the trashed comments were from one specific individual. He did receive advice on how to have his posts remain in the comments section. He received warnings on top of that. But, like someone that’s constantly in the front leaning rest (pushup) position in the company area, this individual keeps on making his mistakes.

I found one comment, though, that stuck out from the rest. What did you guys do to this guy? Yet another head we live rent-free in:

Originally posted by Non Compos Mentis:

You guys are so thin skinned and hypocritical it boggles the mind. From people that never deployed criticizing LTC Vindman’s record to people who insisted Trump would withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan cheering his decision to kill an Iranian General and telling Iraq’s parliament that we are staying regardless of what they think.

As someone who’s been here a while, long enough to remember most of you calling Trump a moron and being Ted Cruz supporters before he was elected, I guess the hypocrisy shouldn’t really be all that surprising.

It’s good to know, however, that most of you were actually pretending to be anti-war pussies, because no self-respecting actual Republican is openly anti-war. It’s a shame it took you two and a half years to admit it, though.

Time for you guys to analyze this guy’s comment and to offer up some additional advice.

Category: "Teh Stoopid", Trolls

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  1. Poetrooper says:

    The legal and dictionary definition of Non Compos Mentis is:

    Not of sound mind.

    That an individual would choose that descriptive term as their username speaks volumes.

    • GDContractor says:

      The comment wasn’t posted under that name when I read it (it was posted briefly (or one identical to it) before it went in the trash folder). I suspect there’s been some blue font editing going on.

    • thebesig says:

      I use that as a “fill-in” username when I pull something from the trash folder.

      • Poetrooper says:

        Then, in the interest of clarity and accuracy, you should so state that you have not used the commenter’s actual username.

        Your bad…

        • thebesig says:

          Had “non compos mentis” been this individual’s username, I would’ve used “non compos mentis” instead of “this individual” or “someone”. I’ve used the “non compos mentis” style quoting in previous posts to list individuals whose actual usernames I didn’t want to use… Thus setting a precedent.

          Not my bad, but your bad for not catching that.

          • Poetrooper says:

            You post something that’s not clear and it’s MY bad for not catching that?

            I really don’t wish to get into a pissing contest here, but you’re making a huge assumption that all readers are aware of your posting habits–not a good assumption to make if you’re wanting the folks who come to the site to fully understand your posts.

            A good writer shouldn’t make such broad assumptions about his target audience. You learned long ago about the perils of “assume.”

            • thebesig says:

              No, not an assumption on my part. This is a simple matter of reading comprehension. I repeated keywords, and explanations, prior to the quote, which indicated that I was talking about somebody without naming them directly.

              Yes, it is your bad for not catching that, especially after I repeated keywords, that indicated that I was indirectly referencing somebody. Not directly, otherwise, I would’ve used a username.

              Yes, I know who the target audience is and what they are capable of understanding. I generated a post on another website and linked to it to my Facebook account. It was generated similar to the above blog post.

              A fifth-grader understood what I was saying. This level is the standard that I incorporate when posting blog articles here as well as Facebook comments on my Facebook wall.

              So no, no huge assumption here. Not even an assumption. I have posted this way on multiple occasions, and people understood that I was referencing actual posters without referencing their names.

              What I see what most would understand is based on a track record of posting and my observation of their reaction. The reality is that you are the only one that brought this issue up. And then, when I pointed out how you could’ve picked that up, you continued arguing your erroneous assumption.

              I’m not making the assumption, you are. You are upset over the fact that you missed out on what was meant in the above post. For example, “not a sound mind” fits both how I was referencing the person, and the quote from this person that I utilized. Then, when I pointed that out to you, you got upset over the fact that you were wrong.

              This is clearly operator error.

      • 11B-Mailclerk says:

        Suggestion “name changed to (amusing)” as the username.

  2. 2banana says:

    The 2016 election was Hillary vs Trump.

    That was the choice.

    In which, I would take Trump all day long and twice on Sundays.

    Most COMBAT vets are very reluctant to go to war or to commit troops for any reason. There should be iron clad reasons, vigorous debates and an exit strategy.

    However, if the decision had been made then there is only one way to proceed.

    As barbaric and as brutal as possible. To kill and destroy the enemy as quickly as possible until they unconditionally surrender.

    And then go have a beer.

    • 5th/77th FA says:

      All of the above! 😀 😉 😀 Nailed it!

      Hope this dickwad’s head is climate controled. These blood thinners make me feel the cold more than I used to. And the heat in the summer? Well y’all know how the surveys show how inactive and lazy us Southerners are. I, too, saw this post under another name and got a good chuckle out of it then. I figured most of the troll post we see here are the same people any how and like Josey told Lone Watie “I never paid him no mind…you were there.” I read every post made and click on each linky provided. I also read every comment made. Don’t always agree with everything, but that’s ok too. Life would be dull indeed if we all felt/thought alike.

      I really hope that I have helped to hurt widdle dippy’s fweelings. It would mean that my efforts to do so have not been in vain. Odd how a keyboard commando that knows me not seems to know me alot. BTW, in addition to free rent dipshit, I want the Classic Motion Picture TV Channels. And put in a gas stove!

      • timactual says:

        ” surveys show how inactive and lazy us Southerners are”

        That’s okay. Us sophisticated and worldly types realize it’s the pellagra, hookworm, and excessive reliance on dietary bacon fat and grits that make y’all that way.
        That’s what my daddy told me, anyway, and he was one of y’all.

        • 5th/77th FA says:

          In his most solemn drawl “Your Daddy was a wise man…and probably as smooth as buttered cheese grits.”

          Puts on sunglasses

          “And that’s what enabled him to have his way with yo Mama!” 😀 😉

          • Graybeard says:

            We Southern men know that ladies just can’t help themselves when they hear us talk – they fall in love automatically at the sound of our voices.

            Of course, hearing a Southern Belle speak is an aphrodisiac of the highest order.

            We’re not really lazy, we’re just wore out from last night, and the night before, and the night before….

  3. GDContractor says:

    Although this narcissist clearly has anger and control issues, it appears that he lives rent free in your head.

    If what he says is so crazy and beyond the pale, one would think that the heavy hand of censorshipnwould not be required. But, hey…not my circus, not my monkeys.

    Keep up the great work, “fuck face”, “shit head,” “asshole”, “fucker”, etc.!

    • thebesig says:

      GDContractor: Although this narcissist clearly has anger and control issues,

      The only thing you said that’s correct.

      GDContractor: it appears that he lives rent free in your head.

      No, he doesn’t live rent-free in my head. In fact, I’ve asked that troll posts remain on threads that I start, then I rebut those troll posts in my style. What I’ve said here and elsewhere still applies… I take sadistic pleasure in destroying the opposition, and in destroying trolls. Then, when I step away from the computer, I temporarily forget about them until I see their replies. Then laugh, then repeat cycle.

      However, if you have to mention multiple paragraphs written in blue when I haven’t rebutted you in blue font, have not even posted in the thread you’re making that statement as of the time you make that statement, nor have I rebutted you in a long time, then it speaks volumes to the fact that I live in your head rent-free.

      GDContractor: If what he says is so crazy and beyond the pale, one would think that the heavy hand of censorshipnwould not be required.

      This is a contradiction. If what someone says is beyond crazy and pale for the site, and the reactions from the others indicate such, then removing the post would be called for. The system has been placing some of this individual’s posts in the “pending” folder awaiting moderation… After they have been displayed.

      GDContractor: But, hey…not my circus, not my monkeys.

      Get back into your cage.

      GDContractor: Keep up the great work, “fuck face”, “shit head,” “asshole”, “fucker”, etc.!

      Thank you “ass breath”, “shit for brains”, “dipshit”, “retard”, etc.!

      • AW1Ed says:

        Ahh, all is sweetness and light, and the TAH world spins on, even if the axis is just a bit wobbly.

        We all have our styles for dealing with trolls, GDC, as I mentioned before. The end result is usually the same, or close enough.

        Thebesig has been doing this far longer than I, and he has developed this technique that suits him. Actually, word-for-word I’ll bet we both are pretty close, just mine are spread over several posts/comments before I pull the trigger. Ex is absolutely hilarious which is why we all love her, and no doubt has left many trolls scratching their pointy little heads, knowing they’ve just been insulted but unsure how.

        So pays your money and make your choices- if you dislike blue font no one is forcing you to read it. If my “Just stop acting like an asshole and we’ll get along fine” style isn’t aggressive enough, feel free to chime in. As for Ex, get a dictionary with Shakespeare’s Elizabethan English and a thesaurus.

        And if you hear “Beware Beware Beware” Dave Hardin is about to nuke someone. Best head for cover.

        • GDContractor says:

          When I hear someonestep up behind me and whisper in my ear, “I’ve fucked bigger men than you in prison”, I will take that as a sign.

      • GDContractor says:

        “No, he doesn’t live rent-free in my head. In fact, I’ve asked that troll posts remain on threads that I start, then I rebut those troll posts in my style. What I’ve said here and elsewhere still applies… I take sadistic pleasure in destroying the opposition, and in destroying trolls. Then, when I step away from the computer, I temporarily forget about them until I see their replies. Then laugh, then repeat cycle.

        However, if you have to mention multiple paragraphs written in blue when I haven’t rebutted you in blue font, have not even posted in the thread you’re making that statement as of the time you make that statement, nor have I rebutted you in a long time, then it speaks volumes to the fact that I live in your head rent-free.”

        And yet, I’m not the one fishing out of the trash folder on a Sunday afternoon.

        • Ret_25X says:

          Nor are you in a position to.

          Perhaps some time spent with some basic logic would help?

          It seems you don’t understand humor. That is normal for those who don’t understand that the world is incredibly funny, but General Dynamics is a war profiteer.

          There…I said it. You are a war profiteer. Your hypocrisy apparently knows no bounds.

          You are welcome for the pro tip.

          • GDContractor says:

            I’ve never been confused about being a war profiteer. I gladly admit it anytime. Please explain how that makes me a hypocrite. Go ahead, lay down some logic for me.

            I have never worked for General Dynamics.

            Thank you.

          • Poetrooper says:

            In fairness, Ret_25X, GD could easily stand for Government Defense.

            Just sayin’…

            • GDContractor says:

              Hell no Poe. It stands for “GOD DAMN”!

              As in, “Where’s that goddam contractor?” or “That goddam contractor did what?”

            • Poetrooper says:

              And I should have added that most defense contractors are not “war profiteers” in the negative sense that term conveys.

              General Dynamics plays a necessary and vital role in developing, building and maintaining this nation’s defenses. Sorry but I don’t see that as war profiteering.

              From my long reading here at TAH, I would wager that many who frequent this site are honorably employed in the defense industry.

        • thebesig says:

          Originally posted by GDContractor:

          And yet, I’m not the one fishing out of the trash folder on a Sunday afternoon.

          You see, if I didn’t live in your head rent-free, you’d actually understand why I do stuff like this.

          First, it’s Monday, Sunday was yesterday.

          Second, the individual mentioned above isn’t exactly “liked” by many in these parts.

          Third, I have an understanding of the aparent psychological makeup of the individual quoted in the above post. The individual, even as you pointed out, has control issues. Having a post removed from the comments section, transferred to the trash, then featured like a freak show, isn’t something that someone with control issues relishes. It shows that they don’t have control.

          I don’t do this just for my benefit, but for that of the readers. Just as I take sadistic pleasure in hammering those that I debate, I take the same kind of pleasure rushing trolls through this kind of treatment… Anticipating the emotions raging through them when this happens, and realizing that they’re limited in what they’re able to do in retaliation.

  4. Jay in TN says:

    Well said 2banana.

  5. AW1Ed says:

    He’s been nothing but a problem child. He is still a problem child, and will continue to be a problem child for the foreseeable future. He just enjoys being a problem child, and it’s likely the only thing he’s good at.

    Despite what I’ve written about being happy to use my Admin privileges to stifle the malcontents, I really dislike having to do this. But if my attempts at reason and subsequent flat out warnings are ignored I have little recourse beyond edits or straight up deletions.

    I mentioned it takes quite a lot of work to get on my shitlist, and fortunately the population is quite small. Getting off is pretty straight forward, too; an apology and playing (mostly) nice while staying at least within visual range of the topic at hand is really about it.

    There seems to have been a crop of trolls show up of late, maybe its Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. Whatever the reason, please feel free to contact Ex, thebesig, or myself- go through the Contact Us tab if you don’t have our direct emails- and appropriate action will be taken. We can’t be everywhere and your help is greatly appreciated.

    • GDContractor says:

      Take this however you want Ed…just my thoughts and I know this ain’t no democracy.

      On a site that routinely espouses the idea that “sunlight is the best disenfectant”.

      1. Malcontent makes some comments.
      2. Comments get deleted.
      3. AW1Ed make a post about it.
      4. Malcontent comments on that post.
      5. Malcontent’s comment gets deleted.
      6. Besig fishes the comment out of the dumpster, changes the name, and makes a post out of the comment.

      What is the goal here?

      • AW1Ed says:

        “Take this however you want Ed…” If being critiqued at TAH bothered me I’d have crashed and burned long ago. An Admin here must have a good sense of humor, Level III body armor and an asbestos overcoat. If people don’t tell me what they think I can’t make changes to improve.

        You forgot:
        1. Malcontent gets counseled on inappropriate behavior/comment.
        2. Malcontent ignores counseling and continues inappropriate behavior/comment.
        3. Malcontent’s comment is edited and a warning issued.
        4. Malcontent’s next inappropriate comment is deleted and a final warning posted.
        5. Malcontent makes a final inappropriate comment, name and ISP are added to the shitlist and his subsequent comments are deleted out of hand.
        6. I’ll not speak for thebesig, but I do believe a point is being made.

        Not perfect, but that’s the model I try to follow. I’m always willing to listen to any other ideas.

        • GDContractor says:

          Fair enough. It seemed to me that the process was giving them the attention that they crave. I wasn’t sure why.

        • GDContractor says:

          BTW, search the TAH archives for “Hussar”. That’s your guy.

          • thebesig says:

            I searched for “Hussar”. I also searched for “Helpful Medal”. Unless he is a frequent traveler, focusing on the same areas of the country, these are two different people.

            “Helpful Medal” has posted as other usernames here as early as 2014. “Hussar” isn’t one of them. If he travels back and forth between the same two areas in the country on a regular basis, then this would be a possibility.

      • Ret_25X says:

        Did you get that from the GD social media guide?

        Asking for a friend…

    • xyzzy says:

      I agree completely. Thanks for keeping this board nice. If I wanted to read garbage, I’d go to

  6. aGrimm says:

    The phrase I regularly heard in the military was, “There is always the 10% who…” Dingleberry definitely fits into the 10% group. He reminds me of the whack job who would jerk off for hours in the barrack – until he got a section 8.

    As for being a hypocrite regarding war, well okay choomer*. Albeit 50 years ago, I saw first hand the effects of war. Anyone who wants war, has never been there. However it is often necessary as evidenced by mankind’s history. I like Trump’s (and Teddy R’s) attitude towards war – speak softly and carry a big stick.

    * choomer: A play on “okay boomer” and a certain President’s penchant for wacky weed.

  7. Fjardeson says:

    “staying at least within visual range of the topic at hand”
    Genius. 🙂

  8. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    I’ve been letting life interfere with my reading here, clearly I’ve missed a few memos along the way…

    I get tired of the old retort, “if you aren’t a vet, if you didn’t deploy, if you weren’t blah blah blaf…”

    Nothing more pretentious on social media than some tool bag proclaiming, “Well, as a veteran I think….” whatever dude or dudette…

    Guess what? That’s not how this citizen shit works…anyone at any time is allowed an opinion. The weight and veracity of that opinion are open to question, but not the right to voice it.

    Jefferson’s tumult of liberty, “Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem” exists right here on these pages. We exchange our thoughts in a boisterous and less than polite fashion rather often.

    It’s not for everyone, as this individual clearly exposes. Some of us libertarian leaning individuals here have long called for an end to the never ending conflict in the ME. That doesn’t mean that killing someone who regularly contributes to the deaths of Americans and non-American civilians isn’t appropriate on any given day.

    Some of us were not Trump fans, are still not Trump fans. But we don’t hate him so much we’ve lost our fucking minds and have no ability to see when he does something that benefits the nation. Killing a general, signing the USMCA, tax breaks, lower unemployment all those are net positives for our nation.

    We can acknowledge that while still finding Trump distasteful on a number of levels. I wasn’t an Obama fan either but when he killed some Al Qaeda leaders who represented a danger to the nation I was pleased that the world might be made a bit safer. These aren’t difficult concepts unless one is so blinded by hatred as to be incapable of unbiased acknowledgement of a positive.

    But what do I know, I’m just some thin skinned libertarian leaning asshole right?

    • Ret_25X says:

      Defending the Constitution does not require endless wars.

      It does not require allowing enemies to operate unimpeded either.

      libertarians are the only people that have been clearly and consistently antiwar AND pro America since about 1995.

      Are they right on everything? No. No one is.

      In any case, I’ll not accept advice from a war profiteer. Even though I accept that this may be the best way to earn a living, it is inconceivable to an honest mind that one can cash a paycheck from GD and also wail about their antiwar bona fides.

      • Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

        The problem with big “L” Libertarians is that they can’t figure out what the hell they want because they’re always too busy arguing with each other over who’s the purest Libertarian in the room…and then they run an idiot who doesn’t know Aleppo from Zippo…hard to take them seriously…

        I’m more of a lower case “l” libertarian…I want to be mostly left alone by government, but I recognize this is, after all a society and it’s in the best interest of a successful society if we all contribute.

        • SFC D says:

          Today I learned that I am a “lowercase “l” libertarian”. Many thanks for that description, VOV! I’m still a registered Republican, not because I agree completely with their ideology, but because their ideology fits closer than anyone else’s to mine.

      • ArmyATC says:

        GDContractor said that he doesn’t nor has he ever worked for General Dynamics.

        Not trying to get into a pissing contest, but your comment begs several questions.

        Are all defense contractors “war profiteers?”

        If the government puts out a proposal seeking new equipment are the companies who reply “war profiteers?”

        If there’s no war and the companies the same companies are supplying equipment to the military are they still considered “war profiteers?”

        Do those who work for defense contractors have to be pro-war simply because they work for the defense contractor, or can they simply want a good paycheck while trying to give our military the best equipment they can possibly make?

        To follow this logic train; do those who serve in the military have to be pro-war? They are collecting a paycheck from an organization whose sole purpose for being is to make war on behalf of the nation.

        Sorry for all the questions, but this broken old semi-literate mind is just trying to sift through all the possibilities.

  9. SFC D says:

    Hypocrite? Nah. Sometimes Trump IS a moron. I don’t expect perfection from my elected leaders, I don’t always agree with them, nor do I deify them. That’s not hypocrisy, that’s reality. And I did support Ted Cruz, albeit not by a large margin over any other Republican candidate. I grudgingly voted for Trump, he wasn’t my first choice for president, but he was the best choice I was offered. I’m very happily surprised at his results and success. So if not marching in lockstep with my elected officials makes me a hypocrite, I’ll wear that badge with honor.

    • ArmyATC says:

      I feel much the same way. I held my nose when I cast my vote. When I see or hear Trump, many times I say that I wish he would just STFU.

      • thebesig says:

        Look at the bright side. Hillary Clinton could have won. And that became the possibility, then it would be Hillary Clinton that you would see and her voice that you would hear. :mrgreen:

    • OldSoldier54 says:

      Me, too!!

      Preach it, Brother!

  10. OWB says:

    It’s just easier for most of us to ignore the crazy. Then to also ignore responses to the crazy because before long, the responses inevitably appear just as crazy.

    Whatever. As GDC said – not my circus, not my monkeys. For those OK with appearing to be as loony as the loonies, keep on pretending to “reason” with them. You obviously get something out of it that some of us want no part of.

    (OWB gets back into the other lane – the one leading to the exit ramp. OWB expects another attempt at a beatdown but won’t be out here playing in traffic.)

    • Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

      Amen sister….and I’m a heathen for heaven’s sake…

    • thebesig says:

      I participated on message boards where the title was “Flame Forum” or something similar. In these message boards, anything went. I have yet to see a comment on this message board/website, from the time I had participated here, where a troll, or a regular poster, reached the level that I had seen on these other message boards.

      Those were true “kill zones”. Not for the faint-hearted. In one of these forms, the moderators had, under forum rules, a statement that a complainer will be told to get a thick skin. In fact, in message boards like these where there was an absence of moderation/administration, people ultimately behaved themselves. Trolls ended up becoming productive members of the forum, engaging in thoughtful conversation with those with whom they previously trolled.

      As I mentioned above, I take pleasure in the way I handle the opposition as well as the trolls. No matter how “out of whack” these individuals become, they operate under a pattern. They also operate under an apparent psychological profile. Their reactions are predictable and follow predictable stages.

      Crazy? Loony? Nah, just entertaining. It also creates laughter.

  11. USAFRetired says:

    “It’s good to know, however, that most of you were actually pretending to be anti-war pussies, because no self-respecting actual Republican is openly anti-war. It’s a shame it took you two and a half years to admit it, though.”

    To quote Will Rogers, I’m not a member of an organized political party, I’m a Democrat.

    But as long as I’m quoting people…

    I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.”
    — Dwight David Eisenhower (1890-1969)

    Diplomats are just as essential in starting a war as soldiers are in finishing it.
    –Will Rogers—

    The quickest way to end a war is to lose it.
    –George Orwell–

    “Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain, and most fools do.”
    — Benjamin Franklin (1706-90),

    Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.

    Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.

    –John F Kennedy

    When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer
    “Present” or “Not Guilty.”

    Theodore Roosevelt

    The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.

    Theodore Roosevelt

    And I’ll wrap this up by a couple quotes from my favorite graduate of the US Naval Academy

    “The basis of all morality is duty, a concept with the same relation to a group that self-interest has to individual. Nobody preached duty to these kids in a way they could understand — that is, with a spanking. But the society they were in told them endlessly about their ‘rights.’ The results should have been predictable, since a human has no natural rights of any nature.”

    “Pacifism is a shifty doctrine under which a man accepts the benefits of the social group without being willing to pay–and claims a halo for his dishonesty.”

    • timactual says:

      “Pacifism is a shifty doctrine under which a man accepts the benefits of the social group without being willing to pay–and claims a halo for his dishonesty.”

      Love that one. Based on what I have read over the years a lot of Libertarians also fit that description.

      You do realize, I trust, that all those quotes are from dead white males and are therefore invalid?

  12. JTB says:

    Hates his mother or father and has erectile dis-function…

  13. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    I always liked this one from your favorite academy grad….

    “I also think there are prices too high to pay to save the United States. Conscription is one of them. Conscription is slavery, and I don’t think that any people or nation has a right to save itself at the price of slavery for anyone, no matter what name it is called. We have had the draft for twenty years now; I think this is shameful. If a country can’t save itself through the volunteer service of its own free people, then I say: Let the damned thing go down the drain!”

    • GDContractor says:

      Thanks to your comment, and my Google Foo, I learned that the draft was active throughout the entire period 1940—1973. I did not know that. Thanks.

    • USAFRetired says:

      One of my favorites as well.

      • USAFRetired says:

        These are probably my three favorites.

        “Political tags – such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative and so forth – are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically, into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. The former are idealists acting from the highest motives for the greatest good of the greatest number. The latter are surly curmudgeons, suspicious and lacking in altruism. But they are more comfortable neighbors than the other sort.”

        “Happiness lies in being privileged to work hard for long hours in doing whatever you think is worth doing.
        One man may find happiness in supporting a wife and children. And another may find it in robbing banks. Still another may labor mightily for years in pursuing pure research with no discernible results.
        Note the individual and subjective nature of each case. No two are alike and there is no reason to expect them to be. Each man or woman must find for himself or herself that occupation in which hard work and long hours make him or her happy. Contrariwise, if you are looking for shorter hours and longer vacations and early retirement, you are in the wrong job. Perhaps you need to take up bank robbing. Or geeking in a sideshow. Or even politics.”

        “Peace is a condition in which no civilian pays any attention to military casualties which do not achieve page-one, lead-story– unless that civilian is a close relative of one of the casualties. But, if there ever was a time in history when peace meant that there was no fighting going on, I have been unable to find out about it.”

    • timactual says:

      It’s not often that I disagree with Heinlein, but this is one of them.

      • 11B-Mailclerk says:

        Slavery tends to corrupt all it touches, and it trends “more”.

        Conscription, to me, is a fairly bad idea, but the obliteration of the Republic is worse, so I do not rule it out.

        But it looks to me that if only conscription can save us, it probably wont because we lack the essentials in enough people to keep it going in anything but name.

        If “conscription” is “every single person, without exception, must serve as condition of the franchise”, then perhaps we can make it work very well. If various folks can get their progeny off the hook, then no.

  14. Sapper3307 says:

    “Never go full retard”
    The Pope

  15. timactual says:

    ” no self-respecting actual Republican is openly anti-war.”

    That’s one reason I gave up on being a Republican several years ago–before Trump. Why do you think Trump won the primaries/

  16. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Having lives in many a troll and malcontent’s head rent-free (and I’m sure that I still do), I’ll ignore them at times, at others I’ll throw their shit back at them and watch them go batshit!

  17. Graybeard says:

    For my part, I don’t mind living rent-free in the troll’s heads.

    It give my other personalities a place to crash.

  18. SFC D says:

    “Not that I condone fascism, or any -ism for that matter. -Ism’s in my opinion are not good. A person should not believe in an -ism, he should believe in himself. I quote John Lennon, “I don’t believe in Beatles, I just believe in me.” Good point there. After all, he was the walrus. I could be the walrus. I’d still have to bum rides off people.”

    Ferris Bueller

  19. MSG Eric says:

    It’s just weird how much free time people have to spend on being nothing but internet trolls. In 100 years, they won’t be remembered, for anything.

  20. Jim says:

    Had not thought of General Dynamics in a long time. Anybody know when they obtained Gulfstream (bizjets)?
    Are they still cranking out F-16s for foreign customers?
    I live in my own head and it is far from rent free. On those days when I need a break from my head, I stay at Holiday Inn.

    • TopGoz says:

      General Dynamics bought Gulfstream in 1999. They had previously exited the aircraft manufacturing business in 1993 when they sold the Fort Worth division (and F-16 production) to Lockheed. F-16’s are still in production (Block 70/72), but now they are made at Lockheed Martin’s Greenville, SC facility.

    • Drag Racing Maniac says:

      General Dynamics hasn’t built an F-16 since the early-mid 90’s, they sold that part of their business to Lockheed Martin.

  21. SFC D says:

    You don’t want to live in my head. It’s dark and a lot of scary things already live there.

  22. Roh-Dog says:

    Whata Princess.

  23. Skippy says:

    I’m not a trump supporter he’s a idiot
    I don’t care for Cruz
    In fact the Republican Party is on the brink of extinction
    thanks to a AG who seems unwilling to hold people responsible
    For anything… go figure
    WTF is this morons issue ????
    I’ve deployed overseas the LTC is a pile of shit
    He forgot his oath not the one he took to the DNC
    War SUCKs
    Nuff said