For Some Reason, Traditionalist Men, Who Have Filled the Ranks of the Armed Services Throughout American History, Just Aren't Signing Up Any Longer

The military is having so much trouble recruiting that they're considering dropping their standards to the lowet levels in history.

The Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) is scored by combining points scored on four of the ASVAB subtests. The raw score is then translated into a percentile and ranked to determine a candidate's basic eligibility and placement. In the Navy that translates into one's potential Naval Enlisted Classification code (NEC) and rating. I'll spare you the details.

Due to circumstances that may have been mentioned here, recruiting is markedly down. Every branch of the military is struggling to meet its FY 2022 recruiting quotas; so much so that that the continuation of the all-volunteer force has been questioned. Spox say the Pentagon's top leaders are now casting for ways to find new recruits. Panic mode, in other words.

My Navy has come up with a remarkedly bad idea.

Navy to Accept Recruits with Lowest Test Scores as Recruiting Goal Grows
By Drew F. Lawrence

The Navy unveiled new guidelines Monday that allow the service to enlist thousands of sailors with entrance test scores that fall into the lowest aptitude percentile allowed by military standards as it faces a higher recruiting goal, according to a notice from Navy Recruiting Command reviewed by Military.com.

Under the program, the service can recruit and contract up to 7,500 prospective sailors this year who fall under what the military calls "Category IV" recruits, or high school diploma-holding applicants who score within the 10th and 30th percentile on the Armed Forces Qualification Test, or AFQT. Up to 20% of this year's active-duty enlisted pool could fall into the lowest allowable aptitude percentile.

I wonder why capable young men aren't interested in military service any longer.

Oh, right: That's why.

puppyperversionofficercorps.jpg

This is real. Content warning for Colonel Cornhole's gay perversion puppy porn Twitter page. (He actually is a Colonel.)

It's literally gay porn, featuring bondage and him ejaculating on other men.

I wonder if any of the men serving under this noxious pervert felt "uncomfortable" or "unsafe."

I sure know one thing -- they wouldn't have felt "safe" saying so. Because they'd have been court-martialed for breathing a word of their discomfort.

We're going to lose any war we ever fight -- in fact, we'll be so weak we will never even credibly threaten to use force again -- but at least "Pup Ravage" got to live his best life in the US military.

The US Military will become what the left always dreamed it could be: A government program for paying for expensive experimental transgender surgeries in exchange for signing up for two years of desk duty.

And it will become that with the support of most of the current officer corps.

Posted by: Ace at 05:15 PM




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1 “For some reason.” The newer, “Get this.” Love it.

Posted by: Holy Crap at December 08, 2022 05:17 PM (glGDV)

2 yep

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 08, 2022 05:17 PM (yFgCz)

3 I'm going to laugh my ass off when these fuckers start coming home in body bags.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at December 08, 2022 05:17 PM (wmDcS)

4 And what the actual fuck.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 08, 2022 05:18 PM (yFgCz)

5 It's literally gay porn, featuring bondage and him ejaculating on other men.

Posted by: Ace at 05:15 PM


I guess that's better than porn featuring actually puppies.

Posted by: Jordan61 at December 08, 2022 05:18 PM (DRSnL)

6 U. S. of Ass.

Posted by: Tamerlane at December 08, 2022 05:18 PM (ks5dm)

7 I'm a military kid and a military wife. I have talked at least one young man out of joining the military, and I don't feel bad about it in the least. Our young men are worth more than this.

Posted by: Catherine at December 08, 2022 05:18 PM (ZSsrh)

8 Colonel? How was he not reported for sexual harassment, bc you know that guy couldn’t separate business from pleasure?

Posted by: EveR at December 08, 2022 05:18 PM (MUpk6)

9 I'm going to laugh my ass off when these fuckers start coming home in body bags.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile

Doggy bags

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 08, 2022 05:18 PM (yFgCz)

10 You can't spell Colonel without a Colon.

Posted by: Guy transfixed by moogs at December 08, 2022 05:20 PM (sn5EN)

11 Look, do you want to win wars, or look faaaaabulous?

Posted by: Wally at December 08, 2022 05:20 PM (seks7)

12 Current Officer Corp concerns me greatly.

Our own NGU exempted, of course.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 08, 2022 05:20 PM (1n+EO)

13 9 Doggy bags
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 08, 2022 05:18 PM (yFgCz)


Thread winner 60 seconds in. Close it up.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at December 08, 2022 05:20 PM (DTX3h)

14 I am starting to think that with this stuff it is either all or nothing.

Either you throw them off buildings, or they slowly normalize their deviancy and take over. I guess we have to relearn these lessons.

(Now if only someone had written a book telling us what stuff would eventually destroy our society...)

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at December 08, 2022 05:20 PM (gfbgX)

15 Something, something, "Conduct Unbecoming"...

Posted by: Another Anon at December 08, 2022 05:21 PM (c/zuG)

16 And let us not forget: being turned into involuntary experimental subjects for untested injections.

When the US Postal Service got a pass.

Posted by: FeatherBlade at December 08, 2022 05:21 PM (J6gvm)

17 Faggotry. Faggotry as far as the eye can see.

Posted by: Buzz LightintheLoafers Year at December 08, 2022 05:21 PM (EZjid)

18 Gabe the military expert and former COB declared that gutting the military would have no ill effects.

Therefore, this isn't happening.

Posted by: Blue Hen at December 08, 2022 05:21 PM (5Al3g)

19 sure, but what about how we go to bat for the military, like how Biden traded a full blown mega-ultra war criminal to get a Marine out of Russian jail....

Posted by: sockamster, Aos ShowRunner at December 08, 2022 05:22 PM (MLrvz)

20 Some things are more important than driving ships.

Posted by: 7th Fleet OODs at December 08, 2022 05:22 PM (a3Q+t)

21 Isn't dishonoring the uniform an offense anymore?
How the hell can this be tolerated.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at December 08, 2022 05:22 PM (gfbgX)

22 We're going to lose any war we ever fight -- in fact, we'll be so weak we will never even credibly threaten to use force again -- but at least "Pup Ravage" got to live his best life in the US military.

///

well, since the next war is going to be against us, I suppose that's a good thing.

Posted by: sockamster, Aos ShowRunner at December 08, 2022 05:22 PM (MLrvz)

23 This is good. They'll be incompetent to use against us.

Posted by: Crom Laughs at December 08, 2022 05:22 PM (Gcdtg)

24 Guaranteed this guy just rolls straight. . .wait. . .directly into a cushy "business developer" position with a mil contractor. Most likely Bell, since they just won a huge contract.

Posted by: Bert G at December 08, 2022 05:23 PM (aCgRi)

25 For the only time in my life, I'm glad my grandfathers aren't alive.

Posted by: Cant be the only one... at December 08, 2022 05:23 PM (copxU)

26 Try raising the standards, the moral and ethical ones.

Posted by: Grumpy and Recalcitrant at December 08, 2022 05:23 PM (nRMeC)

27 So first we said that prior drug usage for applicants wasn't a real issue.

Now we say that being too stupid to breath on your own isn't an issue either.

Yeh...rock on....

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 08, 2022 05:23 PM (1n+EO)

28 Thanks for the content, Ace. I appreciate that. If he's so proud of his lifestyle why does he have to mask up as dog boy?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 08, 2022 05:23 PM (vH/6k)

29 I'm telling you the next thing is going to be people marrying their pets, and it's going to be ok because everyone will be afraid to point out it's crazy.

Posted by: fd at December 08, 2022 05:23 PM (sn5EN)

30 Porn (gay or otherwise) is allowed on twitter? (I'm not clicking the link.) I did not know that.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at December 08, 2022 05:24 PM (fs1hN)

31 Col Puppy Mask

Reminds me the Canadians had an RCAF officer, male, who even flew the Queen around who turned out be a murderer and serial rapist who liked to dress up in lingerie.

I bet if we go down the rabbit hole of perversions for Col. Puppy Mask will I be surprised if he is also into Zoophilia, sex with animals like German Shepherds?

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 08, 2022 05:24 PM (8EJMD)

32 Less than 20 posts in.. I'm going there:

There must have been many good Germans in the 30s who, even if they couldn't say it out loud, must have been willing to accept that if war was coming, they wanted their country to lose.

That's where I am.

I'm not wishing war on anybody, but if we provoke WW3, I hope the other side wins.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 08, 2022 05:24 PM (YV6PJ)

33 Drop the trannies. Drop the woke garbage. Drop the DEI crap. Drop the enviro crap. Shitcan all the Bronco promotes.

Until then, embrace the suck.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Disinformation Demon at December 08, 2022 05:24 PM (hgD8w)

34 Isn't dishonoring the uniform an offense anymore?
How the hell can this be tolerated.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at December 08, 2022 05:22 PM


Because thanks to what Bubba Clinton started with DADT and the further descent put in place by the SCOAMF, it's no long considered dishonorable. Now it's to be celebrated.

Posted by: Bert G at December 08, 2022 05:24 PM (aCgRi)

35 I did 22 years active duty starting in the Army and then finishing up in the Navy. The wife did 20 years active duty in the Navy. If we were starting out now, we would not enlist.


Wat too much woke bullshit and the democrats treating the military as second class citizens. Today's prisoner swap with russia is a graphic example of what the democrats think of veterans.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at December 08, 2022 05:25 PM (uNylN)

36 If Alaric were alive today he’d be sacking DC, not Rome

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at December 08, 2022 05:25 PM (xT8gx)

37 I'm a military kid and a military wife. I have talked at least one young man out of joining the military, and I don't feel bad about it in the least. Our young men are worth more than this.

Posted by: Catherine at December 08, 2022 05:18 PM (ZSsrh)

Same here, except penis.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Disinformation Demon at December 08, 2022 05:25 PM (hgD8w)

38 Col puppy dog appears to be in the medical corp, if I read his brass right.

Posted by: Javems at December 08, 2022 05:25 PM (AmoqO)

39 Porn (gay or otherwise) is allowed on twitter? (I'm not clicking the link.) I did not know that.
Posted by: Chuck Martel at December 08, 2022 05:24 PM (fs1hN)


Twitter is a cesspool.

Posted by: Jordan61 at December 08, 2022 05:25 PM (DRSnL)

40 Category IV

We have been down this road before with McNamara during the Vietnam War. Did not go well then either.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 08, 2022 05:25 PM (8EJMD)

41 About the Old Guns, Nicolas Cage movie, I am not excited to see another episode of 'young girl comes out of her shell to realize her kick-ass alter ego self', and of course there'll be plenty of vile examples of white men for her to shoot down for the betterment of all.

Sorry. My Christmas spirit is nowhere to be found this year.

Posted by: BarcelonaCarmen at December 08, 2022 05:25 PM (2WtRf)

42 An ineffective military that serves only as a jobs program/gay orgy? What took you Americans so long to get to this point?

Posted by: France at December 08, 2022 05:25 PM (seks7)

43 I think this is the greatest triumph of the left in all history: corrupting and suborning the US Military.

its not too late to save things, but it will take someone specifically dedicated to fixing the military as commander in chief to do it -- and I bet if that was tried, at least one coup attempt would arise from the Pentagon.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 08, 2022 05:26 PM (0hOvj)

44 We can't even keep our ships from ramming other shit.

Posted by: Dr Spank at December 08, 2022 05:26 PM (HbvSG)

45 Guy takes his dogface seriously.

Posted by: fd at December 08, 2022 05:26 PM (sn5EN)

46 I am starting to think that with this stuff it is either all or nothing.

There's virtually never a workable, moderate, middle way on any significant issue. Because that kind of thing always involves complicated multi-factorial analysis that in practice allows whoever is conducting that analysis to wield unbridled discretion. You just have to pick your poison and decide which cons you'd rather live with.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - an election is simply a festival for the majority at December 08, 2022 05:26 PM (ppBhU)

47 Same in Canada too.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at December 08, 2022 05:26 PM (Vwz3I)

48 Is that one of those pony soldiers Joe was talking about?

Posted by: fd at December 08, 2022 05:27 PM (sn5EN)

49 25 - Cant: my mother has said to me multiple times that she’s almost glad her parents are no longer around to witness the perversion.

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at December 08, 2022 05:27 PM (xT8gx)

50 Porn (gay or otherwise) is allowed on twitter? (I'm not clicking the link.) I did not know that.
Posted by: Chuck Martel at December 08, 2022 05:24 PM (fs1hN)

I'm pretty sure it's known by all the ptb that if you want to find kiddie pron, twatter is where you find it.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 08, 2022 05:27 PM (YV6PJ)

51 Andy Canuck

See my #31

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 08, 2022 05:27 PM (8EJMD)

52 I've told my sons and all their friends that this government isn't worth defending. Every single one of them is smart, capable and would make excellent members of the U.S. Military. At least the military as it used to be. I served for eight years. This culture and it's political foundation deserves what's coming to it and it's necessary for it to be utterly discredited no matter the carnage that may ensue.

Posted by: Wonkish Rogue at December 08, 2022 05:27 PM (OZjDX)

53 Considering the military leadership, just as well.

But this is going to accelerate things. Once our military has no qualms about getting involved in internal politics, things get shooty.

Which is also fine. Let's get this over with while I'm young enough.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at December 08, 2022 05:27 PM (pyVNc)

54 Col puppy dog appears to be in the medical corp, if I read his brass right.

Posted by: Javems at December 08, 2022 05:25 PM


Aviator. The Captain in the dress blues is Medical Corps. Which reminds me of something my mother requested of me when I enlisted in the Navy: "Don't be a Corpsman. That's where all the queers are."

Posted by: Bert G at December 08, 2022 05:27 PM (aCgRi)

55 Lying Dog Face Pony Soldier

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 08, 2022 05:27 PM (8EJMD)

56 Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at December 08, 2022 05:17 PM (wmDcS)

That is an unelievably shitty thing to say.

Who the fuck do you think you are?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 08, 2022 05:27 PM (XIJ/X)

57

At various times in its history, the United States Armed Forces have recruited people who measured below specific mental and medical standards.

Project 100,000, also known as McNamara's 100,000, McNamara's Folly, McNamara's Morons, and McNamara's Misfits.

wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_100,000

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 08, 2022 05:27 PM (63Dwl)

58 For Some Reason, Traditionalist Men, Who Have Filled the Ranks of the Armed Services Throughout American History, Just Aren't Signing Up Any Longer
—Ace
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It's as big a mystery as what people are thinking when the scream "Allahu Ackbar" when they get violent.

Posted by: Axeman at December 08, 2022 05:28 PM (krQz2)

59 One of my employees asked what I thought about the Griner exchange for a real gunrunner, then asked if she thought her son should join the Marines. I told her no, hell no, no for a million years for all the obvious reasons, plus the fact he is a straight white male and every time he came up for a promotion, he'd lose out to a freak like this.

Posted by: Dantes at December 08, 2022 05:28 PM (fVKtH)

60 Because thanks to what Bubba Clinton started with DADT and the further descent put in place by the SCOAMF, it's no long considered dishonorable. Now it's to be celebrated. Posted by: Bert G at December 08, 2022 05:24 PM (aCgRi)

My belief at the time, which I still hold, is that the Clintons could not have cared less about the gheys. They just hated the military, and the whole gheys in the military thing was an exercise of naked power: "Look at what we can do to you, we're the ones in charge now. You've hated us since Vietnam, and now WE'RE IN CHARGE." But it took on a life of its own, and here we are.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at December 08, 2022 05:28 PM (7B5FA)

61 Jesus take the wheel and hit the gas and aim for the cliff.

Posted by: SOMEASSHOLESTOLEMYPEN at December 08, 2022 05:28 PM (ytSiK)

62 Pensions. This has to be resolved by going after pensions. Military, civil servants, fib, teachers, politicians,.... all of them

We need to go after pensions (I would say attainders too, but the constitution stands in the way there, as well as ex-post facto)

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at December 08, 2022 05:29 PM (gfbgX)

63 This country is not worth dying.

Posted by: mr tmz at December 08, 2022 05:29 PM (rJ48h)

64 Bertram Cabot thanks for the link, as I said up at #40. It was a disaster.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 08, 2022 05:29 PM (8EJMD)

65 We can't even keep our ships from ramming other shit.
Posted by: Dr Spank at December 08, 2022 05:26 PM (HbvSG)

To be fair, ramming shit is all we're taught these days...

Posted by: Semen Simon at December 08, 2022 05:29 PM (copxU)

66 Traditionalist men are finding a home in one of the many Black Hebrew movements. I watched Jason Whitlock interview one of the sects' leaders, crazy off the wall "theology" but the one thing he was clear about was the refusal to bend to the LGBTQ+ agenda

Posted by: kallisto at December 08, 2022 05:29 PM (f8bA4)

67 This is the point - to clean out the armed forces of unreliable elements as fast as possible, and then refill the ranks with people who can be relied upon for, you know, the thing.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 08, 2022 05:29 PM (OgsRO)

68 Col. Beagle is in the medical corps.

Probably the post psychologist. We're in really good fucking hands.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 08, 2022 05:29 PM (yFgCz)

69 But this is going to accelerate things. Once our military has no qualms about getting involved in internal politics, things get shooty.

This is the interesting thing. The left is so fixated on queering the military and then controlling to use on us that they have not stopped to consider that you need granite-like life takers to be in the ranks, not puppy porn high heels wearers.

If their project succeeds they'll have gutted what makes the US military dangerous and useful to them.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 08, 2022 05:30 PM (0hOvj)

70 willowed....

I can't seem to find a decent Christmas movie to watch.
Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer at December 08, 2022 05:19 PM (nxdel)

Operation Petticoat

Posted by: JT at December 08, 2022 05:30 PM (T4tVD)

71 The story of most US wars was spending the first year or two winnowing down the useless members of the officer corps so winning can happen.

Someone needs to tell State and CIA who are determined to pitch us into several wars against those who take it seriously.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 08, 2022 05:30 PM (eoQWY)

72 I'd suggest people set up anti-recruiting centers across the country, but we know that would invite all sorts of FIB/DOJ hell.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 08, 2022 05:30 PM (IyrhE)

73 Col. Puppy Mask needs to arrange a consultation with Major Nidal Hassan.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 08, 2022 05:30 PM (8EJMD)

74 wtaf

Posted by: Infidel at December 08, 2022 05:30 PM (ZEa+g)

75 This insane push of the Marxist Secular Religion is driving young men to traditionalist patriarchal sects. Such as American Blacks going to the Black Israelites and young English men embracing Islam.

Posted by: kallisto at December 08, 2022 05:30 PM (f8bA4)

76 Willowed:

Speaking of movies based on heresy-

Saw a Polish horror movie last night on Netflix, more or less based around the Gnostic and Albigensian heresies, titled -

"HellHole"

A policeman enters a monastery, which is known for exorcisms. He is disguised as a monk to investigate the disappearance of 8 women from the surrounding area.

The beginning will remind you of the end of "The Omen". Shenanigans ensue.

"Hellhole" wants to both gross you out and then creep you out with its heretical plot line.

Somenice surprises and shocks, though a bit slow moving. This is one of those movies where the ending really delivers and saves it as a movie.

If it sounds like your kind of thing, it probably is.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 08, 2022 05:31 PM (KLPy8)

77 Wrap foil around your doorknob when you are alone.

Posted by: wth at December 08, 2022 05:31 PM (v0R5T)

78 This is the interesting thing. The left is so fixated on queering the military and then controlling to use on us that they have not stopped to consider that you need granite-like life takers to be in the ranks, not puppy porn high heels wearers.

If their project succeeds they'll have gutted what makes the US military dangerous and useful to them.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 08, 2022 05:30 PM (0hOvj)

When you are anti-life, sensible decisions don't come easily.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 08, 2022 05:31 PM (eoQWY)

79 Seriously, why the f**k would you join today's military?

We haven't waged a righteous war in 80 years and increasingly wars are waged to feed the MIC, politicians and their attendant remoras feeding on The Blood and Treasure of American taxpayers and their children.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at December 08, 2022 05:31 PM (up/3i)

80 Don't be a Corpsman. That's where all the queers are." Posted by: Bert G at December 08, 2022 05:27 PM (aCgRi)

Fun fact: There was one (a medical corpsman) who had stated when he was drafted during Vietnam that he was ghey, then never hid it during his entire time in service, then got barred from reenlistment at 18 years and successfully sued to be allowed to reenlist to finish 20. I believe his name was SSG Watkins, IIRC.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at December 08, 2022 05:31 PM (7B5FA)

81 40 Category IV

We have been down this road before with McNamara during the Vietnam War. Did not go well then either.
Posted by: Anna Puma

Well, I was very very good to me!

Posted by: Colon Powell at December 08, 2022 05:31 PM (gfbgX)

82 *shrugs*

Rolled up news paper?

Posted by: Martini Farmer at December 08, 2022 05:31 PM (Q4IgG)

83 Despite my vintage years, I am still ridiculously naive.

When I first saw the photos, I honestly thought they were jokes; I didn't get the gay porn angle.

I'm still shuddering.

Posted by: goddessoftheclassroom at December 08, 2022 05:32 PM (goJt/)

84 Keep this bread clip in your pocket.

Posted by: wth at December 08, 2022 05:32 PM (v0R5T)

85 and most of the Christian denominations haven't helped much, the way they've sissified Jesus and His message.

Posted by: kallisto at December 08, 2022 05:32 PM (f8bA4)

86 Sure our country will one day be overrun and our women raped but it will be on our terms.

Posted by: Dr Spank at December 08, 2022 05:32 PM (HbvSG)

87 I have it on good authority that Col dog and capt puppy twitters are fake.

Posted by: Queequeg the Harpooner at December 08, 2022 05:32 PM (9X60i)

88 OK, fine. You want the country, Vlad and Xi? You can have it.

Posted by: XTC at December 08, 2022 05:32 PM (UnA8+)

89 I can't seem to find a decent Christmas movie to watch.
Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer at December 08, 2022 05:19 PM

Trading Places.

"Egg nog?!"

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 08, 2022 05:33 PM (Wnv9h)

90 Laughs in CCP.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Set the Earth to fire and reshape it closer to the heart's desire at December 08, 2022 05:33 PM (+hI+T)

91 Forget plastic surgery (do this instead)

Posted by: wth at December 08, 2022 05:33 PM (v0R5T)

92 Vlad gets NYC while Xi gets California.

Call it even.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 08, 2022 05:33 PM (8EJMD)

93 The colonel now protects his Twitter page, but he does let us know he considers himself an “Alpha Dog”, to be specific, a Belgian Malinois.

Posted by: EveR at December 08, 2022 05:33 PM (MUpk6)

94 Aviator. The Captain in the dress blues is Medical Corps. Which reminds me of something my mother requested of me when I enlisted in the Navy: "Don't be a Corpsman. That's where all the queers are."

Posted by: Bert G at December 08, 2022 05:27 PM (aCgRi)

Yeah, I was under the impression they were one guy. Thought,"surely there aren't two of them". Didn't look closely enough. The pic of the guy in the blues is reversed.

Posted by: Javems at December 08, 2022 05:33 PM (AmoqO)

95 I can't seem to find a decent Christmas movie to watch.
Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer at December 08, 2022 05:19 PM

Trading Places.

"Egg nog?!"

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 08, 2022 05:33 PM


Die Hard or Christmas with the Kranks.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at December 08, 2022 05:33 PM (uNylN)

96 Hogan! What is the meaning of this??

Posted by: Col. Klink at December 08, 2022 05:34 PM (4I/2K)

97 Jesus help us, what a nightmare.

Posted by: spypeach at December 08, 2022 05:34 PM (UuB/1)

98 >>The military is having so much trouble recruiting that they're considering dropping their standards to the lowet levels in history.


What's lower than letting women in?

Posted by: garrett at December 08, 2022 05:34 PM (jr/Q9)

99 If Alaric were alive today he’d be sacking DC, not Rome
Posted by: LinusVanPelt at December 08, 2022 05:25 PM (xT8gx)

Poor Alaric, he just wanted a nice job defending Rome. But he had to pay his men and he couldn't get at the Government in Ravenna.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 08, 2022 05:34 PM (eoQWY)

100 We haven't waged a righteous war in 80 years and increasingly wars are waged to feed the MIC, politicians and their attendant remoras feeding on The Blood and Treasure of American taxpayers and their children. Posted by: Thomas Bender at December 08, 2022 05:31 PM (up/3i)

I was just thinking about this today. Objectively, we clearly are not as good as we were 20 or 30 years ago. Our Desert Storm army would roll over the Army we have today. But the standard isn't how good you objectively are, it's just how good you are relative to your enemy. Looking out there, I don't see anyone who we wouold go to war with who could beat us. It's like the much-vaunted Israeli army, which never was as good as its press, it's just that they were fighting Arabs.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at December 08, 2022 05:34 PM (7B5FA)

101 Now, the God of the Israelites, what Christians call God the Father, he was a legit badass. He was so cray cray that he could be called the Mack Daddy of Toxic Masculinity. But Christianity has pushed him way back in the closet, don't want to discuss him, no sir.

Ma'am.

pysysn

Posted by: kallisto at December 08, 2022 05:34 PM (f8bA4)

102 "This is good. They'll be incompetent to use against us. "

My first thought, as well.

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at December 08, 2022 05:34 PM (TU8Tj)

103 I wouldn't let that guy anywhere near my dog. Or my house for that matter. And I better not catch him taking a dump on my lawn.

Posted by: fd at December 08, 2022 05:35 PM (sn5EN)

104 What's lower than letting women in?

*types* deletes* Garret don't you need to coordinate your murse with your Crocs?

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 08, 2022 05:35 PM (8EJMD)

105 Would you share a foxhole with this man?

Posted by: wth at December 08, 2022 05:35 PM (v0R5T)

106 Half the flag officers are furries.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 08, 2022 05:35 PM (yFgCz)

107 Hey, I got an idea, we have millions of military age men streaming over our borders every year, the masterminds can conscript those son's of bitches and send them off to fight their wars of aggression and choice.

I'm sure Juan and Jose would love to fight Vlad and Nikoli in exchange for a green card.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at December 08, 2022 05:35 PM (up/3i)

108 96 Hogan! What is the meaning of this??
Posted by: Col. Klink
___

*spits drink all over keyboard*

Posted by: Chuck Martel at December 08, 2022 05:36 PM (fs1hN)

109
At what ranks do officers and NCOs get ahead by politics vs. competence?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 08, 2022 05:36 PM (MoZTd)

110 93 The colonel now protects his Twitter page, but he does let us know he considers himself an “Alpha Dog”, to be specific, a Belgian Malinois.
Posted by: EveR at December 08, 2022 05:33 PM (MUpk6)

Shockingly, in 2020, that would have counted against him in leftist circles, picking the "Cop" dog.

Posted by: XTC at December 08, 2022 05:36 PM (UnA8+)

111 This is happening because the elite are confident in the transition to unmanned warfare. You don't need elite soldiers anymore if the war is fought by robots and computer nerds deep in underground bunkers far away from the conflict.

"The Clone Wars" wasn't just bad Star Wars, it was a wet dream for politicians.

Posted by: unknown at December 08, 2022 05:36 PM (wKi1F)

112 Hogan! What is the meaning of this

lol so random yet hilarious

Posted by: kallisto at December 08, 2022 05:36 PM (f8bA4)

113 89 I can't seem to find a decent Christmas movie to watch.
Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer


Four Christmases is pretty good.

Posted by: Dr Spank at December 08, 2022 05:36 PM (HbvSG)

114 My eyes aren't wide enough to take in all of Colonel Ravageyoursasshole's ribbons and decorations in one look. Is it now like the Scouts where you get badge for everything?

Posted by: Citizen Cake at December 08, 2022 05:36 PM (HmZuC)

115 I think I will skip this thread.

Semper Fidelis.

Posted by: nurse ratched at December 08, 2022 05:36 PM (k+EOy)

116 106 Half the flag officers are furries.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 08, 2022 05:35 PM (yFgCz)

In the Air Force, you can raise that to 100%.

Posted by: XTC at December 08, 2022 05:37 PM (UnA8+)

117 48 Is that one of those pony soldiers Joe was talking about?


omg that dude really is a dog-faced pony soldier (almost)

maybe the pony was out getting cleaned

Posted by: BlackOrchid at December 08, 2022 05:37 PM (w0NJk)

118 Half the flag officers are furries.

If they are like Khord Kitty or Kero the Wolf or Sappho ...

GACK

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 08, 2022 05:37 PM (8EJMD)

119 Hadrian, definitely O6 and higher from what I've seen.

Posted by: Catherine at December 08, 2022 05:37 PM (ZSsrh)

120 89 I can't seem to find a decent Christmas movie to watch.
Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer


The Man Who Came to Dinner

Christmas in Connecticut

Posted by: kallisto at December 08, 2022 05:37 PM (f8bA4)

121 Hogan! What is the meaning of this??
Posted by: Col. Klink at December 08, 2022 05:34 PM (4I/2K)
.......

Sorry, Hogan is busy boinking Helga.

Posted by: wth at December 08, 2022 05:37 PM (v0R5T)

122 14 I am starting to think that with this stuff it is either all or nothing.

Second look at vengeful Old Testament God? Perhaps He had a point...

Posted by: unknown at December 08, 2022 05:38 PM (wKi1F)

123 Col puppy dog appears to be in the medical corp, if I read his brass right.
Posted by: Javems


Bend over and say “Ahhhhhh”.

Posted by: Col. Pup E. Dawg at December 08, 2022 05:38 PM (aOQyQ)

124 The good news is that over the past 30-40 years we have built a competent military hiding within the idiots around them, the special operations forces. They are still competent and well-resourced.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at December 08, 2022 05:38 PM (7B5FA)

125 Ruh-Roh!

Posted by: Scooby Doo at December 08, 2022 05:38 PM (jr/Q9)

126 118 If they are like Khord Kitty or Kero the Wolf or Sappho ...

GACK
Posted by: Anna Puma at December 08, 2022 05:37 PM (8EJMD)

Somebody's been watching Zaptie/Turkey Tom's Youtube channel.

Posted by: XTC at December 08, 2022 05:38 PM (UnA8+)

127 It's kind of touching that Jimmy Carter is still alive long enough to find out he's no longer the worst president we've ever had.

Coming out of the Carter years, the US Army was giving $5,000 bonuses to anyone who signed up with a high school diploma payable after graduation from AIT. They were in a real bind because a lot of the new weaponry was coming online on the battlefield and a lot of the recruits coming in weren't packing the brain gear to use them. They were sweeping through companies at Ft Benning testing everyone on math skills. Those who scored high enough found themselves working mortar, artillery, and anti-tank job fields. The ones that didn't stayed 11Bs which in those days of the Cold War usually meant a hitch in Germany unless you were bound for jump school after AIT.

Posted by: Azathoth at December 08, 2022 05:38 PM (wb1YC)

128 113 89 I can't seem to find a decent Christmas movie to watch.


I consider Jesus of Montreal a Christmas movie

and Diner

those are my two favorite Christmas movies that aren't Christmas movies

Posted by: BlackOrchid at December 08, 2022 05:38 PM (w0NJk)

129 High level officers that are furries feel comfortable enough to let their freak flag fly, eh?

I hope the new Woke US military yiffs in hell.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen at December 08, 2022 05:38 PM (0D0Oa)

130 This is the interesting thing. The left is so fixated on queering the military and then controlling to use on us that they have not stopped to consider that you need granite-like life takers to be in the ranks, not puppy porn high heels wearers.

If their project succeeds they'll have gutted what makes the US military dangerous and useful to them.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor


That's where Pantyfa, BLM & MS-13 come in.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 08, 2022 05:38 PM (tfjlC)

131 Colonel or above IIRC have to be 'vetted' by Congress for promotion...

Still does not deter the low speed Majors from trying to suck dick

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 08, 2022 05:38 PM (8EJMD)

132 I believe his name was SSG Watkins, IIRC.
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon

60 Minutes ran that story years ago. Black dude, kinda nerdy and unassuming, apparently a decent soldier. His main legal claim, IIRC, was that being 2 years short of his pension and having repeatedly told the Army he was gay every time it wanted him to re-up, it was unfair to boot him out so close to 20. He won. I thought that was the fair result (or otherwise give him his pension after 1. Later died of AIDS.

Posted by: SFGoth at December 08, 2022 05:39 PM (KAi1n)

133 Christmas in Connecticut
Posted by: kallisto

I love that movie. But then I am a barbara stanwyk fan.

Posted by: Infidel at December 08, 2022 05:39 PM (ZEa+g)

134 That's where Pantyfa, BLM & MS-13 come in.


oh great the rapists and pedos

Posted by: BlackOrchid at December 08, 2022 05:39 PM (w0NJk)

135 31
I bet if we go down the rabbit hole of perversions for Col. Puppy Mask will I be surprised if he is also into Zoophilia, sex with animals like German Shepherds?

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 08, 2022 05:24 PM (8EJMD)
----
You have something againsst the French, mon amis?

Posted by: French poodles everywhere at December 08, 2022 05:39 PM (qfLjt)

136 We better hope these guys don't turn out to be super soldiers or they might make this stuff mandatory.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 08, 2022 05:40 PM (ZLI7S)

137 @100

>>I was just thinking about this today. Objectively, we clearly are not as good as we were 20 or 30 years ago.

Realistically, leaving nuclear weapons aside, the US could subdue the entire planet if we wanted to, we have no neer peer in technology, tactics and experience.

But having said that, there is currently no legitimate war to use our military to fight and all we have been doing for the last 80 years is warring by choice not necessity and have achieved nothing other than to make a lot of people dead and a lot of other people rich.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at December 08, 2022 05:40 PM (up/3i)

138 Decent Christmas movies:
It’s a Wonderful Life
I love that movie; Jimmy Stewart is fantastic in it… and Clarence the angel :-)

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at December 08, 2022 05:40 PM (xT8gx)

139 This is happening because the elite are confident in the transition to unmanned warfare. You don't need elite soldiers anymore if the war is fought by robots and computer nerds deep in underground bunkers far away from the conflict.

"The Clone Wars" wasn't just bad Star Wars, it was a wet dream for politicians.
Posted by: unknown at December 08, 2022 05:36 PM (wKi1F)

"The bombers will always get through"

Warfare has changed a lot over x thousand years but anyone who thinks that there won't be a need for infantry to hold the ground is always wrong.

And they might be off in their assumption that computer nerds are easy to manage.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 08, 2022 05:40 PM (eoQWY)

140 XTC

Just reinforced my wise decision to bail on Furrdom, they are very very sick.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 08, 2022 05:40 PM (8EJMD)

141 "A Patrick Swayze Christmas" is the best Christmas song...

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at December 08, 2022 05:40 PM (PiwSw)

142 130 That's where Pantyfa, BLM & MS-13 come in.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 08, 2022 05:38 PM (tfjlC)

Obama's "Civilian Force, just as well armed as any Military", that he used to talk about.

Posted by: XTC at December 08, 2022 05:40 PM (UnA8+)

143 I'm sure Juan and Jose would love to fight Vlad and Nikoli in exchange for a green card. Posted by: Thomas Bender at December 08, 2022 05:35 PM (up/3i)

When I was on AD, I had a Danish and a Dutch soldier who had served their conscripted service in their national armies, decided they liked being in the military, but wanted to join one that did something. We've recruited internationals for a long time. Green cards are there if they want them.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at December 08, 2022 05:41 PM (7B5FA)

144 131 Colonel or above IIRC have to be 'vetted' by Congress for promotion...

Still does not deter the low speed Majors from trying to suck dick
Posted by: Anna Puma at December 08, 2022 05:38 PM (8EJMD)

Lt Col Bearclaw: "I sucked a lot of things during my 'service', either from donuts or straws, flesh and plastic."

Posted by: Thrawn at December 08, 2022 05:41 PM (Rl7KJ)

145 Its a Wonderful Life perhaps?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 08, 2022 05:41 PM (0hOvj)

146 I can't seem to find a decent Christmas movie to watch.
Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer at December 08, 2022 05:19 PM (nxdel)

Operation Petticoat
Posted by: JT at December 08, 2022 05:30 PM (T4tVD)

Remember the Night

Barbara Stanwyck and Fred McMurray.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 08, 2022 05:41 PM (YV6PJ)

147 >>I bet if we go down the rabbit hole of perversions for Col. Puppy Mask


Pto Tip: Bring a pith helmet, a canteen and some K-Rations.

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at December 08, 2022 05:41 PM (jr/Q9)

148
You have something againsst the French, mon amis?
Posted by: French poodles everywhere at December 08, 2022 05:39 PM (qfLjt)

_________

*polite cough*

Poodles are actually German in origin. Smart dogs. Good hunters.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 08, 2022 05:42 PM (MoZTd)

149 140 Just reinforced my wise decision to bail on Furrdom, they are very very sick.
Posted by: Anna Puma at December 08, 2022 05:40 PM (8EJMD)

They're basically NXIVM-meets-Antifa, anymore.

Posted by: XTC at December 08, 2022 05:42 PM (UnA8+)

150 "Pto Tip: Bring a pith helmet, a canteen and some K-Rations.
Posted by: Lemmiwinks "

If you go up the river, don't get of the boat.

Posted by: fd at December 08, 2022 05:42 PM (sn5EN)

151 120 89 I can't seem to find a decent Christmas movie to watch.
Posted by: jewells45

The Day the Reindeer Died fake promo trailer from the movie Scrooged.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baFmgjwptic

It has Lee Majors in it as a cameo.

Posted by: whig at December 08, 2022 05:42 PM (bDjBG)

152 I joined the army in 1979, the low-water mark of Jimmy Carter's "hollow military." You should have seen the guys I went to basic training and advanced infantry training with. Many were illiterate; several had not completed high school, nor did they have a GED. I even met one guy who had been given the allegorical, "Enlist or go to jail" option by a county judge.

A lot of these men were capital "L" losers in civilian life. Probably more than half of them would never even be considered for enlistment under today's standards. Guys with no future... for a lot of them, the army was their last real shot at redemption. A last opportunity to become men instead of two-legged beasts. And some of them remained losers in the military. My favorite was the guy who, after three months of training, still aimed a claymore mine at himself in the final AIT evaluations.

Let's just say he'd have gotten a foxhole all to himself.

But they had one compelling quality that today's two mommies / two daddies / dog fetishists don't have: they were fighters.

I say we should take another look at these "rough men." They got us through the Cold War. And they are still out there in large numbers.

Posted by: Taylor at December 08, 2022 05:42 PM (KN5M2)

153 What Caesar said @100. And a personal anecdote in support.

Late 80s, small group visiting him in his office, somebody asked Rabin (then defense minister) how it was that Israel had had such success against its enemies.

With that permanent look of disgust he always had, and the glorious extremely thick sabra accent: "well, first, you must consider our enemies".


Posted by: rhomboid at December 08, 2022 05:42 PM (OTzUX)

154 Is "Better Watch Out" any good?

Posted by: Dr Spank at December 08, 2022 05:43 PM (HbvSG)

155 Haven't you all heard of "Don't ask, don't tell"? There's nothing at all to see here, just another comrade-in-arms.

He's REALLY got your back.

Posted by: JM in Florida at December 08, 2022 05:43 PM (e0ZY0)

156 That's where Pantyfa, BLM & MS-13 come in.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 08, 2022 05:38 PM (tfjlC)

Antifa lost every engagement with the Proud Boys, even when the PBs were disarmed. When Antifa took up guns Rittenhouse showed them the way it would go down.

Antifa requires police and governmental backing.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 08, 2022 05:43 PM (eoQWY)

157 Recruiter: When I come to attention what will you do?
Potential recruit: Well sir, I give a fabulous handy.
Recruiter: Report to basic training in 2 weeks.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at December 08, 2022 05:43 PM (pb6ET)

158 I love that movie. But then I am a barbara stanwyk fan.

Posted by: Infidel at December 08, 2022 05:39 PM (ZEa+g)


I always wait to spot the checkered curtains in the country house...and Dennis Morgan...

Posted by: kallisto at December 08, 2022 05:43 PM (f8bA4)

159 Christmas in Connecticut
Posted by: kallisto

I love that movie. But then I am a barbara stanwyk fan.
Posted by: Infidel at December 08, 2022 05:39 PM (ZEa+g)

Egad, I love Stanwyck! How have I never heard of this.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 08, 2022 05:43 PM (YV6PJ)

160 Wouldn't advise any young man going into military

Posted by: Skip at December 08, 2022 05:43 PM (xhxe8)

161 OT Willowage:

Biden is set to announce a $36B bailout for the Teamster's Central States Pension Fund. Will anyone in government even attempt to argue that this is legal, constitutional, or anything other than blatant fucking theft from American taxpayers?

Of course not.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at December 08, 2022 05:44 PM (sWM8x)

162 McCarthy says, as speaker, two more years and I'll have it straightened out, don't worry. #2years

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at December 08, 2022 05:44 PM (gfCY0)

163 Remember that Monty Python skit of the prancing soldiers?

It has come to that apparently.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 08, 2022 05:44 PM (8EJMD)

164 Warfare has changed a lot over x thousand years but anyone who thinks that there won't be a need for infantry to hold the ground is always wrong.

T.R. Fehrenbach had something to say about that. This chapter, "Proud Legions," of his book "This Kind of War," makes the point as well as it's ever been made. Fehrenbach was a Korea veteran and he was pissed.

https://tinyurl.com/usd7w7sz

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at December 08, 2022 05:44 PM (7B5FA)

165 This country is not worth dying.

Because even if you died in victory, the survivors would instantly vote and the machine would fortify ballots for the pervert totalitarians again.

Far too many people are amoral, perverted, decadent and depraved to have a Constitutional Republic, they need a Nero, Caligula or Nebuchadnezzar

Posted by: Reuben Hick at December 08, 2022 05:44 PM (3hSHB)

166 154 Is "Better Watch Out" any good?


meh no I didn't think so

it's just ok (not really)

Posted by: BlackOrchid at December 08, 2022 05:44 PM (w0NJk)

167 Richard Pryor had a joke about how the Japanese screwed up bombing Pearl Harbor because they didn't know America kept southern whites on leashes to fill up the army in case of war.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at December 08, 2022 05:45 PM (HmZuC)

168 the Clintons could not have cared less about the gheys. They just hated the military,
---------

'I loathe the military' - Bill Clinton, Dec. 3, 1969

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 08, 2022 05:45 PM (nEklA)

169 Put it on the last thread but decent Christmas movies are "The Preacher's Wife" with Denzel Washington and Whitney Housten (Great singing by her) and "A Child's Christmas In Wales" from the poem by Dylan Thomas.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 08, 2022 05:45 PM (vH/6k)

170 >>Biden is set to announce a $36B bailout for the Teamster's Central States Pension Fund.



Call it what it is, a Federally Mandated Democrat Campaign Fund.

Posted by: garrett at December 08, 2022 05:45 PM (jr/Q9)

171
In case you're feeling bad, the pre-WWII US Army was hopeless. Obsolete equipment, obsolete doctrines, obsolete officers, enlisted men who were in for three hots and a cot.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 08, 2022 05:45 PM (MoZTd)

172 Colonel Cornhold is prepping for the war he's ginning up with Putin.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at December 08, 2022 05:45 PM (gfCY0)

173
Egad, I love Stanwyck! How have I never heard of this.
Posted by: BurtTC

It's sort of a zany b and w. Look it up.

Posted by: Infidel at December 08, 2022 05:45 PM (ZEa+g)

174 *polite cough*

Poodles are actually German in origin. Smart dogs. Good hunters.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 08, 2022 05:42 PM (MoZTd)

Germans create the best dogs

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at December 08, 2022 05:45 PM (pyVNc)

175 Biden is set to announce a $36B bailout for the Teamster's Central States Pension Fund. Will anyone in government even attempt to argue that this is legal, constitutional, or anything other than blatant fucking theft from American taxpayers?

And that is why I am totally confident that the rail worker unions will be made whole similarly by this congress and junta.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at December 08, 2022 05:46 PM (3hSHB)

176 Moshe Dayan was a bad dude.

Posted by: SFGoth at December 08, 2022 05:46 PM (KAi1n)

177 Monty Python : https://tinyurl.com/y85oh7ho

Posted by: Dr Spank at December 08, 2022 05:46 PM (HbvSG)

178 Posted by: goddessoftheclassroom

Same here. I thought it was one of those silly filters folks use.
I'm too naive for 29.

Posted by: Bosk at December 08, 2022 05:46 PM (ZVuYy)

179 Richard Pryor had a joke about how the Japanese screwed up bombing Pearl Harbor because they didn't know America kept southern whites on leashes to fill up the army in case of war.

America's secret weapon is rednecks. That's the mistake the left is making to this day. They don't get that.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 08, 2022 05:47 PM (0hOvj)

180 Vlad gets NYC while Xi gets California.

Call it even.
Posted by: Anna Puma

At one time I thought the Austro-Hungarian Empire was being re-created in North America.

Ahnold the Austrian as Gov in CA
Pataki the Hungarian as Gov in NY
And the Poles, Czechs, and Slovaks still had influence in Chicago

Not to mention Texas Polkas

Posted by: Miklos mildly speculated at December 08, 2022 05:47 PM (NOVDU)

181 Hey, I got an idea, we have millions of military age men streaming over our borders every year, the masterminds can conscript those son's of bitches and send them off to fight their wars of aggression and choice.

I'm sure Juan and Jose would love to fight Vlad and Nikoli in exchange for a green card.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at December 08, 2022 05:35 PM (up/3i)

Filling our military with foreigners worked well for us.

Posted by: The Romans at December 08, 2022 05:47 PM (Gcdtg)

182 It’s a Wonderful Life
I love that movie; Jimmy Stewart is fantastic in it… and Clarence the angel :-)
Posted by: LinusVanPelt at December 08, 2022 05:40 PM (xT8gx)

Isn't recommending that as a Christmas movie sorta like recommending Hitler as a psychopathic megalomaniac dictator? I mean, it's the first one EVERYONE thinks of, so if they're looking for recommendations, wouldn't you think they already know that one?

Posted by: BurtTC at December 08, 2022 05:47 PM (YV6PJ)

183 The Man Who Came to Dinner is a wonderful Christmas movie. Definitely time to watch it again. Thanks for the reminder, Kallisto.

Posted by: EveR at December 08, 2022 05:47 PM (MUpk6)

184 In case you're feeling bad, the pre-WWII US Army was hopeless. Obsolete equipment, obsolete doctrines, obsolete officers, enlisted men who were in for three hots and a cot.

The US Army was starting to fix things after the Carolina and Louisiana exercises but a real war started that really winnowed out the trimmers.

The naval battles around Guadalcanal did the same thing for the US Navy.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 08, 2022 05:48 PM (8EJMD)

185 Over the years, I've seen my college degree rendered useless by the garbage that schools now turn out. I'm afraid it's becoming that way for military vets.

Posted by: Wally at December 08, 2022 05:48 PM (seks7)

186 Poodles are actually German in origin. Smart dogs. Good hunters.

Everyone thinks of Poodles as being those toy French Poodles with the silly cut. Poodles are BIG dogs.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 08, 2022 05:48 PM (0hOvj)

187 Gremlins is the best Christmas Movie.

Posted by: garrett at December 08, 2022 05:48 PM (jr/Q9)

188 I say we should take another look at these "rough men." They got us through the Cold War. And they are still out there in large numbers.
Posted by: Taylor at December 08, 2022 05:42 PM (KN5M2)

I joined the Navy in 79.... before Bush the Elder started it down the PC path. I learned from REALLY FUCKING SALTY SAILORS... by the time I retired, I was an anachronism.

My Son joined the Navy in 2011... what I saw on his base disgusted me.. I can only imagine how bad it is now.

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 08, 2022 05:48 PM (oHd/0)

189 Posted by: EveR at December 08, 2022 05:47 PM (MUpk6)

Yes; It is good.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 08, 2022 05:48 PM (vH/6k)

190 Warfare has changed a lot over x thousand years but anyone who thinks that there won't be a need for infantry to hold the ground is always wrong.

T.R. Fehrenbach had something to say about that. This chapter, "Proud Legions," of his book "This Kind of War," makes the point as well as it's ever been made. Fehrenbach was a Korea veteran and he was pissed.

https://tinyurl.com/usd7w7sz
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at December 08, 2022 05:44 PM (7B5FA)

The Brits post Normandy were increasingly more disappointing in combat in 44 due to them frankly running out of infantry, without which all the tankers and fine artillery units could not take channel ports and dig opposition out of rough ground. They started breaking up other units to make some but German collapse came earlier. They also had some trouble with a lot of early war crack units just getting combat fatigue after North Africa and Italy, but lack of grunts was the main factor.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 08, 2022 05:48 PM (eoQWY)

191 169 Put it on the last thread but decent Christmas movies are "The Preacher's Wife" with Denzel Washington and Whitney Housten

I prefer The Bishops Wife from the 40's

Posted by: It's me donna at December 08, 2022 05:49 PM (bs+z0)

192 187 Gremlins is the best Christmas Movie.
Posted by: garrett at December 08, 2022 05:48 PM (jr/Q9)

Officer McClain would beg to differ with that opinion....

/BLAM BLAM BLAM....

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 08, 2022 05:49 PM (oHd/0)

193
America's secret weapon is rednecks. That's the mistake the left is making to this day. They don't get that.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 08, 2022 05:47 PM (0hOvj)

__________

Three words that should terrify the Left: No Bag Limit.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 08, 2022 05:49 PM (MoZTd)

194 Gremlins is the best Christmas Movie.

It does have Phoebe Cates, that's always a recommendation.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 08, 2022 05:49 PM (0hOvj)

195 Vlad gets NYC while Xi gets California.

Only after they have a competition to see who can wipe out Chicago and Babylon DC most effectively.

At least we can get a chance to see how good the nukes are and end any speculation w/r/t Cold War abilities.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at December 08, 2022 05:49 PM (3hSHB)

196 Elf trailer recut as a creepy thriller : https://tinyurl.com/2qbblzjs

Posted by: Dr Spank at December 08, 2022 05:49 PM (HbvSG)

197 Miklos !

Posted by: JT at December 08, 2022 05:49 PM (T4tVD)

198 Egad, I love Stanwyck! How have I never heard of this.
Posted by: BurtTC

It's sort of a zany b and w. Look it up.
Posted by: Infidel at December 08, 2022 05:45 PM (ZEa+g)

Will do. It just dawned on me that my bride resembles Stanwyck. I wonder why it never occurred to me before.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 08, 2022 05:49 PM (YV6PJ)

199 Nobody's mentioned Miracle on 34th Street yet? The Edmund Gwenn version, naturally.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at December 08, 2022 05:49 PM (PiwSw)

200 Warfare has changed a lot over x thousand years but anyone who thinks that there won't be a need for infantry to hold the ground is always wrong.
-------

'I love the infantry because they are the underdogs. They are the mud-rain-frost-and-wind boys. They have no comforts, and they even learn to live without the necessities. And in the end they are the guys that wars can't be won without' - Ernie Pyle

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 08, 2022 05:49 PM (nEklA)

201 199 Nobody's mentioned Miracle on 34th Street yet? The Edmund Gwenn version, naturally.
Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at December 08, 2022 05:49 PM (PiwSw)

Love it

Posted by: It's me donna at December 08, 2022 05:50 PM (bs+z0)

202 Richard Pryor had a joke about how the Japanese screwed up bombing Pearl Harbor because they didn't know America kept southern whites on leashes to fill up the army in case of war.


"They got these plantations called...Alabama, and....Mississippi...fulla mean-ass white boys!"

Posted by: As Miklos recalls nearly verbatimly at December 08, 2022 05:50 PM (NOVDU)

203 As long as our politicians can still use the military to generate billions in graft by sending them to die in third world shitholes, they're ok with this.

Posted by: brak at December 08, 2022 05:50 PM (lO5WT)

204 The Muppet Christmas Carol!

lol Michael Caine

Posted by: BlackOrchid at December 08, 2022 05:50 PM (w0NJk)

205 182 - Burt: yep, but I couldn’t help myself. It’s the quintessential Christmas movie…. Along with Ben Hur though you could also think of that one as an Easter movie…. It starts with the Advent scene and ends at Easter

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at December 08, 2022 05:50 PM (xT8gx)

206 the preacher's wife is a remake of The Bishop's Wife, starred cary grant, loretta young and david niven, 1948

also a Christmas movie, no singing though except the children's choir at athe end

Posted by: kallisto at December 08, 2022 05:50 PM (f8bA4)

207
Everyone thinks of Poodles as being those toy French Poodles with the silly cut. Poodles are BIG dogs.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 08, 2022 05:48 PM (0hOvj)

__________

There are three varieties: Standard (the big ones), Miniature and Toy.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 08, 2022 05:50 PM (MoZTd)

208 The Brits post Normandy were increasingly more disappointing in combat in 44 due to them frankly running out of infantry

Their best infantry was always the Irish anyway

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 08, 2022 05:50 PM (0hOvj)

209 >>The Muppet Christmas Carol!


That one and Scrooged are great.

Posted by: garrett at December 08, 2022 05:50 PM (jr/Q9)

210 The US Army was starting to fix things after the Carolina and Louisiana exercises but a real war started that really winnowed out the trimmers.

The naval battles around Guadalcanal did the same thing for the US Navy.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 08, 2022 05:48 PM


George Patton cheated in the Louisiana military exercises. He went outside of the agreed upon boundaries of the exercise and paid for gas for his tanks and motorized infantry out of his own pocket at filling stations along his new route.


We need men like him again.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at December 08, 2022 05:51 PM (uNylN)

211 No one wants to see a Star Wars Christmas Special?

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 08, 2022 05:51 PM (8EJMD)

212 Everyone thinks of Poodles as being those toy French Poodles with the silly cut. Poodles are BIG dogs.

Poodles are the evolutionary home at the end of the cul de sac.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at December 08, 2022 05:51 PM (3hSHB)

213 I never really liked the movie Scrooged.

Posted by: Dr Spank at December 08, 2022 05:51 PM (HbvSG)

214 Biden is set to announce a $36B bailout for the Teamster's Central States Pension Fund.

Where is all of this money coming from? Oh, wait...never mind.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at December 08, 2022 05:51 PM (Xrfse)

215 JT

Posted by: jó napot at December 08, 2022 05:51 PM (NOVDU)

216 211 No one wants to see a Star Wars Christmas Special?
Posted by: Anna Puma at December 08, 2022 05:51 PM (8EJMD)

Shreck the Halls is pretty good

Posted by: It's me donna at December 08, 2022 05:52 PM (bs+z0)

217 Mental Group CAT IV-Lower on down to CAT V Lower. I remember LBJ's Project 100,000, some turned out exemplary hands, a lot were KIA in their first 6 months.

Posted by: Eromero at December 08, 2022 05:52 PM (z3WCn)

218 I say we should take another look at these "rough men." They got us through the Cold War. And they are still out there in large numbers. Posted by: Taylor at December 08, 2022 05:42 PM (KN5M2)

@Taylor, I remember one week in 1980 our platoon in Germany got 2 new privates from basic and AIT. One of them could do 2 rungs on the horizontal ladder (the one he was hanging from and he touched the next one, which counted). The other one got to our unit on Thursday and was busted buying hashish from a CID agent on Friday night. Crack troops there.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at December 08, 2022 05:52 PM (7B5FA)

219 I prefer The Bishops Wife from the 40's
Posted by: It's me donna at December 08, 2022 05:49 PM (bs+z0)

Agree completely! Grant is terrific, as usual, and Loretta Young... holy smokes, God would forgive any man or angel who is tempted.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 08, 2022 05:52 PM (YV6PJ)

220 "The Navy unveiled new guidelines Monday that allow the service to enlist thousands of sailors with entrance test scores that fall into the lowest aptitude percentile allowed by military standards."

You know what the Navy needs? Cooks, dishwashers, sweeper-uppers, swabbies, ballast ... you know garbage men. Let's not take up our best and brightest to use as cannon fodder.

Let the dead-enders elist.

Posted by: JamesTCarville at December 08, 2022 05:53 PM (AzZuB)

221
Will do. It just dawned on me that my bride resembles Stanwyck. I wonder why it never occurred to me before.
Posted by: BurtTC

Sorta reminds me of my great aunt. Twin of grandma. I Have it on the dvr. Watch it every year.

Posted by: Infidel at December 08, 2022 05:53 PM (ZEa+g)

222 It's not gay if you're underway.

Posted by: Reagan's Navy at December 08, 2022 05:53 PM (aGlce)

223 Senate passed an $858 BILLION defense bill...

Yeah.... inflation folks. Military pay goes up 4.6%... when REAL inflation is well over 10%...

So, just where the hell is the money going? Oh... to reacquire all the Arms we gave to Ukraine?

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 08, 2022 05:53 PM (oHd/0)

224 No intelligent enemy would attack the US now. We are in the well-advanced process of committing national suicide. All they have to do is wait.

Posted by: Taliban? You'll love it! at December 08, 2022 05:53 PM (ik/65)

225 199 Nobody's mentioned Miracle on 34th Street yet? The Edmund Gwenn version, naturally.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at December 08, 2022 05:49 PM (PiwSw)


outstanding

It has everything: eye candy for the guys and the gals, and the cuteness factor of Little Natalie Wood is just off the hook

Posted by: kallisto at December 08, 2022 05:53 PM (f8bA4)

226 Their best infantry was always the Irish anyway
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 08, 2022 05:50 PM (0hOvj)

And Canadians, Aussies and New Zealanders.

I remember a non-standard history of WWI showing each major offensive by England being led by crack colonial troops because the English troops being bled white in earlier offensives. The US was smarter and escaped being the latest, being trained by the French and serving under their own command.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 08, 2022 05:54 PM (eoQWY)

227 The Brits post Normandy were increasingly more disappointing in combat in 44 due to them frankly running out of infantry

Which helps to explain the sorry state of UK - all of the genetic material for warriors was left to rot in the fields.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at December 08, 2022 05:54 PM (3hSHB)

228 >>I never really liked the movie Scrooged.


Always tyhought it was one of Bill Murray's best roles.

Posted by: garrett at December 08, 2022 05:54 PM (jr/Q9)

229 Realistically, leaving nuclear weapons aside, the US could subdue the entire planet if we wanted to, we have no neer peer in technology, tactics and experience.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at December 08, 2022 05:40 PM (up/3i)

And the Japanese could never stand toe-to-toe with the US Navy.

Doubtful. Fight a near peer who can take a punch and keep fighting. When 1/3 of the women suddenly decide to get pregnant, and the rest are slowing the guys down, it won't happen.

Posted by: Crom Laughs at December 08, 2022 05:54 PM (Gcdtg)

230 Does anyone else find Elf annoying ?

Posted by: It's me donna at December 08, 2022 05:54 PM (bs+z0)

231 Burt: yep, but I couldn’t help myself. It’s the quintessential Christmas movie…. Along with Ben Hur though you could also think of that one as an Easter movie…. It starts with the Advent scene and ends at Easter
Posted by: LinusVanPelt at December 08, 2022 05:50 PM (xT8gx)

I do love the film. I don't care if it's sappy.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 08, 2022 05:54 PM (YV6PJ)

232 The first Lethal Weapon movie was a Christmas film.

It is better to give multiple GSWs than it is to receive them.

Posted by: Stu Podaso at December 08, 2022 05:54 PM (aOQyQ)

233 And I thought Obama was a failure. He succeeded in:

Corrupting leadership of the service academies:
Driving out non-leftist officers;
Corrupting the DoJ and seeding career leftist;
Militarizing local police with military vehicle;
AppointingJanes Comey to FBI Director;
Passing DACA though he knew it was unconstitutional.
Ending due process in Universities for the accused;
Federalized the student loan program.

I wish I had failed so well. Not a SCOAMF

Posted by: JM in Florida at December 08, 2022 05:54 PM (T9oK5)

234 211 No one wants to see a Star Wars Christmas Special?
Posted by: Anna Puma

I checked and YT has bootleg streaming copies of it with awful pix quality. The Suckitude is still great.

Posted by: whig at December 08, 2022 05:55 PM (bDjBG)

235 222 It's not gay if you're underway.
Posted by: Reagan's Navy at December 08, 2022 05:53 PM (aGlce)

Hmmm... ya know? Never saw a Gay guy in REAGAN's Navy.

But then, this is the same old tired joke told by people who have NO CLUE about what life at sea is like....

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 08, 2022 05:55 PM (oHd/0)

236 Which helps to explain the sorry state of UK - all of the genetic material for warriors was left to rot in the fields.
Posted by: Reuben Hick

Indeed, sahib.

Posted by: Gunga Din at December 08, 2022 05:55 PM (NOVDU)

237 Mental Group CAT IV-Lower on down to CAT V Lower. I remember LBJ's Project 100,000, some turned out exemplary hands, a lot were KIA in their first 6 months.

Posted by: Eromero at December 08, 2022 05:52 PM


When I was in recruiting for the Navy in the early 90s we were forbidden to even look at Cat IV people unless we were no where close to quota towards the end of the fourth quarter and seriously down from end of FY goals. We couldn't touch them without a waiver from COMNAVCRUITCOM. I remember one high school graduate guy that had a 32 AFQT score that we took. 48 was the lowest AFQT score that we had ever taken before that.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at December 08, 2022 05:55 PM (uNylN)

238 Some happy Christmas music?

https://youtu.be/gvGL4qlYeg4

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 08, 2022 05:56 PM (8EJMD)

239 So, just where the hell is the money going? Oh... to reacquire all the Arms we gave to Ukraine?
Posted by: Romeo13 at December 08, 2022 05:53 PM (oHd/0)

You'd like to think so, and it may be what is written on the bill, but its easier to say our industry can rebuild should rebuild stocks of various weapons expended than actually getting it done any time soon.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 08, 2022 05:56 PM (eoQWY)

240 Poodles are actually German in origin. Smart dogs. Good hunters.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh


Strong swimmers. Good duck dog.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 08, 2022 05:56 PM (tfjlC)

241 Woah ace, no. Most of us officers don’t support this literal crap. Anyone below O-6 (colonel) is likely to be conservative, with more leaning for a vast plurality.

Unfortunately, the crap from higher ups makes advancing in rank a version of Hunger Games. The best and brightest leave the military, at the katpiss evergreens promote based upon they’re the only ones left.

Posted by: TheEJS at December 08, 2022 05:56 PM (UfocQ)

242 227 "The Brits post Normandy were increasingly more disappointing in combat in 44 due to them frankly running out of infantry"

Which helps to explain the sorry state of UK - all of the genetic material for warriors was left to rot in the fields.
Posted by: Reuben Hick at December 08, 2022 05:54 PM (3hSHB)

Well I understand they're importing a new population to fix that.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at December 08, 2022 05:56 PM (eYoxG)

243 Not all diversity is to be celebrated.

Posted by: 496 at December 08, 2022 05:56 PM (W5nQ+)

244 Hey, how about a Star Trek Christmas! TNG, of course.

Posted by: Wil Wheaton at December 08, 2022 05:56 PM (PiwSw)

245 Romeo 13-
I enlisted in 68, served with some guys that enlisted in 38. Salty indeed.

Posted by: Eromero at December 08, 2022 05:57 PM (z3WCn)

246 There won't be a war with Russia. It's China's plan.

Cut off Ukraine's food production, deplete Russia's arms and demoralize their population while causing the US to deplete its arms stores and coffers dumping and laundering money in Ukraine.

Plus puppets installing mental defect perverts in military hierarchy reduces enlisted corps to thumb suckers that can't march much less fire a weapon.

Political puppets have already been bought , soon everything will be for sale.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at December 08, 2022 05:57 PM (gfCY0)

247 I'll throw in The Thin Man, only because it takes place around Christmas and New Year's.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 08, 2022 05:57 PM (Wnv9h)

248 I want a battalion of Gurkhas for Christmas.

Posted by: Miklos could have been a worse boy at December 08, 2022 05:57 PM (NOVDU)

249 Does anyone else find Elf annoying ?

*raises hand*

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 08, 2022 05:57 PM (0hOvj)

250 Posted by: kallisto at December 08, 2022 05:50 PM (f8bA4)

Yes; I know that. I like that version too.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 08, 2022 05:57 PM (vH/6k)

251 The Brits post Normandy were increasingly more disappointing in combat in 44 due to them frankly running out of infantry

Which helps to explain the sorry state of UK - all of the genetic material for warriors was left to rot in the fields.
Posted by: Reuben Hick at December 08, 2022 05:54 PM (3hSHB)

That and being socialist from the 40s thru the 70s.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 08, 2022 05:58 PM (eoQWY)

252 Metropolitan is kind of a Christmas movie

Posted by: BlackOrchid at December 08, 2022 05:58 PM (w0NJk)

253 89 I can't seem to find a decent Christmas movie to watch.
Posted by: jewells45
......

I watched National Lampoon Christmas Vacation last night.

Posted by: wth at December 08, 2022 05:58 PM (v0R5T)

254 I find Will Ferrel annoying.

But he's nowhere near as annoying as Wil Wheaton.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 08, 2022 05:59 PM (8EJMD)

255 Old and Busted: Women calling their men cute names like "puppy"

New Hotness: Guys literally pretending they are dogs. Well, nasty gay dogs.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 08, 2022 05:59 PM (ESjRY)

256 That and being socialist from the 40s thru the 70s.
Posted by: Oldcat

Part of that was because the Tories fcked it up after over a decade in power and they were blamed for WWII.

Posted by: whig at December 08, 2022 05:59 PM (bDjBG)

257 Here comes the draft

Posted by: dartist at December 08, 2022 05:59 PM (9X/y4)

258 Dacas, Dreamers have in the hopes of getting U.S. citizenship. Four of my nephews (brothers) had joined the Army for future educational benefits. They enjoyed their time & learned a lot (they say) but none wanted to reenlist.

A lot of young men just aren't 'hungry' enough & see no benefit. And who knows how the required sign up for Selective Service is going? (I understand it's not a big deal for our border crosses & not being enforced. IDK)

Posted by: Lola at December 08, 2022 05:59 PM (NIYa7)

259 Things weren't all that great in the 1980's either. My ship's company of 2500 had 80 men at a time on restricted man's muster for usually a month. About half of those would get the boot. They never should have been recruited for the most part. Dope, mostly alcohol, trouble with wives and GF's the issues.

Posted by: torabora at December 08, 2022 05:59 PM (aGlce)

260
Their best infantry was always the Irish anyway
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor
-----

I'd happily settle for two divisions of ROK Marines.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 08, 2022 05:59 PM (/pD2r)

261 "Does anyone else find Elf annoying ?"

I do and I've never even seen it.

Posted by: fd at December 08, 2022 05:59 PM (sn5EN)

262 Some happy Christmas music?

https://youtu.be/gvGL4qlYeg4
Posted by: Anna Puma at December 08, 2022 05:56 PM

You worry me sometimes.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 08, 2022 05:59 PM (Wnv9h)

263 But he's nowhere near as annoying as Wil Wheaton.

That's why we made him clean the Holodeck. With his toothbrush

Posted by: The Crew of Star Trek NG at December 08, 2022 06:00 PM (ESjRY)

264
That and being socialist from the 40s thru the 70s.
Posted by: Oldcat at December 08, 2022 05:58 PM (eoQWY)

___________

Correlli Barnett chronicled how all those Oxbridge double firsts ran Britain into the ground in the 20th century.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 08, 2022 06:00 PM (MoZTd)

265 Here comes the draft
Posted by: dartist

I read that in a Flip Wilson voice

Posted by: Miklos, non-judgementally at December 08, 2022 06:00 PM (NOVDU)

266 Their best infantry was always the Irish anyway

Ahem...?

Posted by: Some Roman General at December 08, 2022 06:00 PM (ESjRY)

267 Today's armed services would rather fall short of their recruiting needs than accept anyone who is "unwoke". Their actions prove that this is true.

Posted by: LuscombeFlyer at December 08, 2022 06:00 PM (5wuVB)

268 "Does anyone else find Elf annoying ?"

I do and I've never even seen it.
Posted by: fd at December 08, 2022 05:59 PM

Annoying af, except for Zoe Deschanel.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 08, 2022 06:00 PM (Wnv9h)

269 Sigh...will there ever be another Christmas with Aunt Becky back in the Hallmark movies? Is she to be banned, shunned for life? Pedo Joe made a terrible deal to get that Griner guy back. Won't he go to bat for Aunt Becky?

Posted by: Lori Loughlin Appreciation Society at December 08, 2022 06:01 PM (dXilO)

270 I can't seem to find a decent Christmas movie to watch.
Posted by: jewells45
......
apparently you're not familiar with me? Nein?

Posted by: Hans Gruber at December 08, 2022 06:01 PM (aGlce)

271 Unexpected Christmas Music

https://youtu.be/ZELjIqHQlUY

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 08, 2022 06:01 PM (0hOvj)

272 Annoying af, except for Zoe Deschanel.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 08, 2022 06:00 PM (Wnv9h)

Two words: The Peter Dinklage conference room scene.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at December 08, 2022 06:01 PM (PiwSw)

273 269 Sigh...will there ever be another Christmas with Aunt Becky back in the Hallmark movies? Is she to be banned, shunned for life?

All she needs to do is come out as Trans

Posted by: It's me donna at December 08, 2022 06:02 PM (bs+z0)

274 Fatman > Elf > Anything Will Wheaton has been in.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 08, 2022 06:02 PM (ESjRY)

275 Just got back from the store and the piped-in Christmas music has definitely begun in earnest. I'm afraid I have an incurable "Holly, Jolly Christmas" ear worm. Leave to that commie Burl Ives put the icing on top of an already bad day. FML

Posted by: Notorious BFD at December 08, 2022 06:02 PM (Xrfse)

276 You worry me sometimes.

Nyah?

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 08, 2022 06:02 PM (8EJMD)

277 262 Some happy Christmas music?

https://youtu.be/gvGL4qlYeg4
Posted by: Anna Puma

Anime doesn't do it for me.

Posted by: whig at December 08, 2022 06:02 PM (bDjBG)

278 Barbara Stanwyk song:

https://tinyurl.com/ms4uersj


Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at December 08, 2022 06:02 PM (gfCY0)

279 Two words: The Peter Dinklage conference room scene.
Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at December 08, 2022 06:01 PM

Ok...I'll give you that one.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 08, 2022 06:02 PM (Wnv9h)

280 210 The US Army was starting to fix things after the Carolina and Louisiana exercises but a real war started that really winnowed out the trimmers.

The naval battles around Guadalcanal did the same thing for the US Navy.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 08, 2022 05:48 PM

My Dad was in the LA maneuvers. He was in an armored cav unit. They got their asses kicked at the Kasserine Pass. Germans later said the Americans looked like they were playing at war. They got better.

Posted by: Javems at December 08, 2022 06:03 PM (AmoqO)

281 Aunt Becky found out being even a semi-famous AWFL wasn't enough...

Should have declared she was a lesbian before being arrested. On the plus side would have better prepared her for prison even if it didn't work.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 08, 2022 06:03 PM (ESjRY)

282 at least one coup attempt would arise from the Pentagon.

They already beat Trump.

Posted by: DaveA at December 08, 2022 06:03 PM (FhXTo)

283 That Capt isn't medical corps. He is Medical Service Corps. Administrator.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Set the Earth to fire and reshape it closer to the heart's desire at December 08, 2022 06:04 PM (+hI+T)

284 90% vaccine related.

Posted by: Max Power at December 08, 2022 06:04 PM (Hucnr)

285 So Red Dawn is a How To manual.

Posted by: torabora at December 08, 2022 06:04 PM (aGlce)

286
I can't seem to find a decent Christmas movie to watch.
Posted by: jewells45


It Happened on Fifth Avenue

www.imdb.com/title/tt0039502

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 08, 2022 06:04 PM (63Dwl)

287 The dog fucking loser limited those who could view his tweets.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at December 08, 2022 06:04 PM (YglAn)

288 266 "Their best infantry was always the Irish anyway"

Ahem...?
Posted by: Some Roman General at December 08, 2022 06:00 PM (ESjRY)

The Romans kicked the asses of a massive British rebel army. It's a fair assessment.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at December 08, 2022 06:04 PM (eYoxG)

289 Mr. Scott, I recruited just one 24 AFQT in 3 years toting the bag and making goal every month. Navy guy recruiting in Army town, put a lot of Drill Sgt's sons in the Navy.

Posted by: Eromero at December 08, 2022 06:04 PM (z3WCn)

290 204 The Muppet Christmas Carol!

lol Michael Caine
Posted by: BlackOrchid
------------------
Hey, he sang all on his own. Poorly but still, good on him.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 08, 2022 06:04 PM (sAmhv)

291 Japan where they have sexy cartoons instead of sexy time.

I'm going to put that down to "not nuked enough"

Posted by: 18-1 at December 08, 2022 06:05 PM (ESjRY)

292 They’re dancing on the grave of the USA now.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at December 08, 2022 06:05 PM (cMXNt)

293 Nyah?
Posted by: Anna Puma at December 08, 2022 06:02 PM

*flips through dictionary*

Baby, please, I am not from Havana!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 08, 2022 06:06 PM (Wnv9h)

294 The Romans kicked the asses of a massive British rebel army. It's a fair assessment.

The Scots on the other hand... the Romans decided there just wasn't enough up there to be worth that much trouble and built a wall instead.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 08, 2022 06:06 PM (0hOvj)

295 Things weren't all that great in the 1980's either. My ship's company of 2500 had 80 men at a time on restricted man's muster for usually a month. About half of those would get the boot. They never should have been recruited for the most part. Dope, mostly alcohol, trouble with wives and GF's the issues.

Posted by: torabora at December 08, 2022 05:59 PM


We lost almost the entire communications department after a liberty call in Thailand one year on the Midway. 16 radiomen popped positive after a unit sweep piss test when we left Pattaya Beach. We had to send them all back to San Diego to be admin separated. It was a cluster fvck and we scrounged RM's from every ship in the battle group to make up the losses. Drugs were a big problem then.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at December 08, 2022 06:06 PM (uNylN)

296 It's Turbo time!

Posted by: Jingle All The Way at December 08, 2022 06:06 PM (4I/2K)

297 The Romans kicked the asses of a massive British rebel army. It's a fair assessment.

In fairness they only outnumbered me 20 to 1 so of course they were screwed.

Posted by: Suetonius at December 08, 2022 06:07 PM (ESjRY)

298 You'd like to think so, and it may be what is written on the bill, but its easier to say our industry can rebuild should rebuild stocks of various weapons expended than actually getting it done any time soon.
Posted by: Oldcat at December 08, 2022 05:56 PM (eoQWY)

We have given Ukraine over FIVE YEARS production of Javelin AntiTank Missiles...

And it's not like those were sitting in a Company warehouse, those came out of US Military War stocks.

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 08, 2022 06:07 PM (oHd/0)

299 287 The dog fucking loser limited those who could view his tweets.
Posted by: thathalfrican
------------------
Odd. He was all out and proud of his depravity. Wut happened?

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 08, 2022 06:07 PM (sAmhv)

300 Elf picking the gum off the subway railing and then chewing it was holly, jolly, fun.

Posted by: Lori Loughlin Appreciation Society at December 08, 2022 06:07 PM (dXilO)

301 "Battle of the Bulge" is a Christmas movie...

... sort of.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at December 08, 2022 06:07 PM (Q4IgG)

302 I'm not seeing the problem here.

Posted by: Thoroughly Post-Modern Milley at December 08, 2022 06:07 PM (CkFy6)

303 Why not have a Puppy Brigade? There is precedent for this after all? Navy Seals. Done. *Boom* or should I say *Woof*.

Posted by: Lost in Space at December 08, 2022 06:07 PM (c1mVn)

304 I can't seem to find a decent Christmas movie to watch.
Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer at December 08, 2022 05:19 PM (nxdel)




Maybe one where George Washington crosses the Delaware River?

Posted by: Vasili Borodin at December 08, 2022 06:07 PM (9dcWn)

305 My Dad was in the LA maneuvers. He was in an armored cav unit. They got their asses kicked at the Kasserine Pass. Germans later said the Americans looked like they were playing at war. They got better.
Posted by: Javems at December 08, 2022 06:03 PM (AmoqO)

They did better once their generals were kept out of their custom bunkers 25 miles behind the line.

Even at KP, the original line was routed, but when they got into the next valley or so they ran into a mess of tank destroyers and the standard shit ton of US Artillery with no shortage of ammo. The Germans hadn't seen anything like it and had to decline to continue the engagement and it was all over.

Eventually we worked out the kinks but the Germans never found an answer to the "once we know where they are we will drown them in artillery and air power" factor.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 08, 2022 06:08 PM (eoQWY)

306 You'd like to think so, and it may be what is written on the bill, but its easier to say our industry can rebuild should rebuild stocks of various weapons expended than actually getting it done any time soon.
Posted by: Oldcat at December 08, 2022 05:56 PM (eoQWY)

Our defense industry is geared built towards R&D, we tend not to do large runs of anything being invented.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at December 08, 2022 06:08 PM (eYoxG)

307 Lori Loughlin was definitely easy on the eyes. Lots of gorgeous sitcom girls even if they were a mess otherwise.

One of my all-time favorites was elfin Julie McCullough from Growing Pains.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 08, 2022 06:08 PM (0hOvj)

308 We have given Ukraine over FIVE YEARS production of Javelin AntiTank Missiles...


and these are our Best Sellers!

Posted by: Zelenskyy at December 08, 2022 06:09 PM (v0R5T)

309 301 "Battle of the Bulge" is a Christmas movie...

... sort of.
Posted by: Martini Farmer

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B&W Battleground is a far superior film and more indicative of the weather conditions.

Posted by: whig at December 08, 2022 06:09 PM (bDjBG)

310 The Green Knight is a Christmas movie.

Posted by: davidt at December 08, 2022 06:09 PM (oTZbj)

311 Mr. Scott, I recruited just one 24 AFQT in 3 years toting the bag and making goal every month. Navy guy recruiting in Army town, put a lot of Drill Sgt's sons in the Navy.

Posted by: Eromero at December 08, 2022 06:04 PM


I pulled that CAT IV guy in for a classification interview. I asked WTF we were supposed to do with him. IIRC we got him to sign up for non designated seaman and he shipped that week. Like I said it was EOY and quotas were not being met.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at December 08, 2022 06:09 PM (uNylN)

312 Best Christmas Movie is Emmet Otters Jugband Christmas, runners up Love Actually and Die Hard.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at December 08, 2022 06:10 PM (up/3i)

313 230 Does anyone else find Elf annoying ?

Absolutely. We hates it.

Posted by: unknown at December 08, 2022 06:10 PM (wKi1F)

314 261. Yes, if Will Ferrell is in it (or anything). He grates on my nerves like Sean Hannity & Adam Schiff.

Posted by: Lola at December 08, 2022 06:10 PM (NIYa7)

315 Our defense industry is geared built towards R&D, we tend not to do large runs of anything being invented.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at December 08, 2022 06:08 PM (eYoxG)

Thus another reason our elites are dumb as bricks. You don't provoke and confront someone when you aren't ready to fight them.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 08, 2022 06:10 PM (eoQWY)

316 285 So Red Dawn is a How To manual.
Posted by: torabora at December 08, 2022 06:04 PM (aGlce)

///////

I think of another How To: Hungary in 1956

Then head for the countryside.

Posted by: JM in Florida at December 08, 2022 06:11 PM (e0ZY0)

317 230 Does anyone else find Elf annoying ?

Elf should be placed in back of the AOS shelf.

Posted by: whig at December 08, 2022 06:11 PM (bDjBG)

318 Col. Cornhole Pup Ravage should be named as the interim director for nuclear waste removal while the current director is on leave for unspecified reasons.

Posted by: Kam Fong as Chin Ho at December 08, 2022 06:11 PM (CkFy6)

319 Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at December 08, 2022 06:06 PM (uNylN)

Thinking back... shit... 81? When they started urinalysis tests? Was on an LPH coming back from a Med Cruise...

Pretty sure they gave everyone a 'pass' on that one... or the whole crew would have been gone.

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 08, 2022 06:11 PM (oHd/0)

320 Will Farrell is not annoying in Stranger Than Fiction, but its kind of a dull movie

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 08, 2022 06:11 PM (0hOvj)

321 Last Colonel I knew well was a guy-long deceased- who was a Colonel in WWII. He was a scrappy guy. He'd probably feeling like spitting on Colonel Puppy Porn.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 08, 2022 06:11 PM (vH/6k)

322 315 Our defense industry is geared built towards R&D, we tend not to do large runs of anything being invented.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at December 08, 2022 06:08 PM (eYoxG)

Thus another reason our elites are dumb as bricks. You don't provoke and confront someone when you aren't ready to fight them.
Posted by: Oldcat at December 08, 2022 06:10 PM (eoQWY)

Well arguably this encourages us to start gearing for larger production runs (as well as the Russians). History indicates this tends to make war more likely though.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at December 08, 2022 06:11 PM (eYoxG)

323 I pulled that CAT IV guy in for a classification interview. I asked WTF we were supposed to do with him. IIRC we got him to sign up for non designated seaman and he shipped that week. Like I said it was EOY and quotas were not being met.
Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at December 08, 2022 06:09 PM (uNylN)

In the stories about pressed men and the Royal Navy there was lots of guys who were only fit to pull on a line when ordered to. When they learned more they were able seamen.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 08, 2022 06:12 PM (eoQWY)

324 How many new ships could have been built with the tens of billions sent to Ukraine?

Posted by: JM in Florida at December 08, 2022 06:12 PM (e0ZY0)

325 Does anyone else find Elf annoying ?

Yes but Will Ferrell is annoying as hell in anything.

Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer at December 08, 2022 06:12 PM (nxdel)

326 186 Poodles are actually German in origin. Smart dogs. Good hunters.

Everyone thinks of Poodles as being those toy French Poodles with the silly cut. Poodles are BIG dogs.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 08, 2022 05:48

I know someone that has a standard poodle as his hunting dog. That dog retrieves like a champ. The guys with labs make fun of his dog but it's a really good dog.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 08, 2022 06:13 PM (ehAsA)

327 osted by: Puddleglum at December 08, 2022 06:07 PM (sAmhv)

It’s all good until you start getting clowned by non-freaks.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at December 08, 2022 06:13 PM (YglAn)

328 I want a battalion of Gurkhas for Christmas. Posted by: Miklos

A battalion of pickles? Sure, why not.

Posted by: dieLost in Space at December 08, 2022 06:13 PM (c1mVn)

329 So basically, if we get invaded we'll have to take the military's dildos, beat them with it, then take their real weapons and secure the country ourselves. Got it.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 08, 2022 06:13 PM (VwHCD)

330 Well arguably this encourages us to start gearing for larger production runs (as well as the Russians). History indicates this tends to make war more likely though.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at December 08, 2022 06:11 PM (eYoxG)

I'll believe it when I see it. Right now I think most of that money will be stolen and stocks not replaced. Remember Trump bitching about that after Obama? And at the start of Covid Flu stocks being unreplaced? The money was gone I'll bet.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 08, 2022 06:14 PM (eoQWY)

331 08, 2022 06:09 PM (uNylN)

312 Best Christmas Movie is Emmet Otters Jugband Christmas, runners up Love Actually and Die Hard.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at December 08, 2022 06:10 PM (up/3i)

Love Actually??

Your mancard, turn it in.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 08, 2022 06:14 PM (YV6PJ)

332 I hated Elf but I still want Zooey Deschanel to be my hoochie mama love twinkles singing baby it’s cold outside in a string bikini

If that’s wrong I don’t wanna be right

Posted by: The Unmasked and Unvaxed Ranger at December 08, 2022 06:14 PM (VTu1l)

333 Oh, another good one is the Godfathers with John Wayne.

Posted by: Infidel at December 08, 2022 06:14 PM (ZEa+g)

334 324 How many new ships could have been built with the tens of billions sent to Ukraine?

one?

Posted by: uss gerald r. ford at December 08, 2022 06:14 PM (v3pYe)

335 Our enemies are weakening us so we can't do defense or intervention of/for allies, not so we can be invaded.

Posted by: davidt at December 08, 2022 06:15 PM (oTZbj)

336 I want a battalion of Gurkhas for Christmas.

Only a battalion of Gurkhas will do?

Posted by: fd at December 08, 2022 06:15 PM (sn5EN)

337 "Best Christmas Movie is Emmet Otters Jugband Christmas, runners up Love Actually and Die Hard."

The only good part of "Love Actually" is the romance played out by Colin Firth's character. The rest of the movie...meh.

Posted by: Tuna at December 08, 2022 06:15 PM (gLRfa)

338 Holiday Inn. Crosby singing + Astaire dancing. The female lead is…fine, I guess. Good watch if you’re not triggered by blackface, because it has that.

Posted by: Ponsonby Britt IV, O.B.E., heir to the Bullwinkle fortune at December 08, 2022 06:15 PM (7kSOl)

339 Well arguably this encourages us to start gearing for larger production runs (as well as the Russians). History indicates this tends to make war more likely though.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at December 08, 2022 06:11 PM (eYoxG)

probably one or two of the littoral ships that break in half in a surf.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 08, 2022 06:15 PM (eoQWY)

340 Absolutely disgraceful. Cannot imagine what my Dad and Grandpa would think.

Well, actually I can.

I am fucking pissed off right now.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, I think I have a skeleton inside me at December 08, 2022 06:16 PM (UQUAY)

341 333 Oh, another good one is the Godfathers with John Wayne.
Posted by: Infidel at December 08, 2022 06:14 PM (ZEa+g)

John Wayne Christmas movie? Donovan's Reef.

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 08, 2022 06:16 PM (oHd/0)

342 I was home on leave in the 80s, at a bar getting a beer. This short old bald guy with glasses at the bar next to me sez "You in the Boy Scouts?" Or something like that. LOL.

World War II combat vet. He started buying beers, we went out on the town. The old fvcker was going to the wrong side of town and picking fights. They wouldn't take him on, either. I think he said he was at Tarawa.

Posted by: Common Tater at December 08, 2022 06:16 PM (3WVSq)

343 Yes but Will Ferrell is annoying as hell in anything.

I'm not much of a movie guy but would wholeheartedly agree. And there's not a single thing I find funny about his Ron Burgundy alter ego.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at December 08, 2022 06:16 PM (Xrfse)

344 @331

>>Your mancard, turn it in.

What can I say, I like chick flicks and I've liked Hugh Grant and Colin Firth for most of their careers, also British actor of note is in the film and give good performances, there's also lots of TandA in the film.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at December 08, 2022 06:16 PM (up/3i)

345 That means the pool of good recruits will stay away from military service and be indoctrinated.


They'll be more likely to be on our side if things go hot.

Posted by: Archer at December 08, 2022 06:16 PM (gmo/4)

346 Damn. I always miss the good posts.
Not feeling well so took a nap.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 08, 2022 06:17 PM (anj39)

347 Here's a pertinent story of a military that loses the point in a different way by Arthur C Clarke.

https://metallicman.com/laoban4site/
superiority-by-arthur-c-clarke-full-text/

Posted by: Oldcat at December 08, 2022 06:17 PM (eoQWY)

348 Donovan always had great reefer.

Posted by: Other '60s Musicians at December 08, 2022 06:17 PM (oTZbj)

349 that's a good one too, Romeo.

Posted by: Infidel at December 08, 2022 06:17 PM (ZEa+g)

350 Posted by: Notorious BFD at December 08, 2022 06:16 PM (Xrfse)

I’d argue Old School, Lego Movie and Wedding Crashers he was fine in. He plays the same guy but just to varying degrees.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at December 08, 2022 06:17 PM (YglAn)

351 How many new ships could have been built with the tens of billions sent to Ukraine?

Posted by: JM in Florida at December 08, 2022 06:12 PM


Plenty, but we can't recruit anyone to man those ships. When I left the Sub base in Groton CT we were pulling Nukes from subs doing maintenance in the yards to fill empty positions for subs deploying. I can only imagine it has gotten worse.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at December 08, 2022 06:17 PM (uNylN)

352 338 Holiday Inn. Crosby singing + Astaire dancing. The female lead is…fine, I guess. Good watch if you’re not triggered by blackface, because it has that.
Posted by: Ponsonby Britt IV, O.B.E., heir to the Bullwinkle fortune at December 08, 2022 06:15 PM (7kSOl)

Now... the Lady in 'White Christmas' that supposedly hooks up with Danny Kaye? Vera-Ellen? Yowza!

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 08, 2022 06:17 PM (oHd/0)

353 My favorite Christmas movie is "Remember the Night" with Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray.

Posted by: Tuna at December 08, 2022 06:18 PM (gLRfa)

354 Considering the Left is planning to use the military against us in the purge/civil war, I say this is a good thing.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at December 08, 2022 06:18 PM (jbW/a)

355 352 Now... the Lady in 'White Christmas' that supposedly hooks up with Danny Kaye? Vera-Ellen? Yowza!

Yeah, I’ve never watched all of White Christmas, but even so I know that it has Holiday Inn stone-cold beat in the ladies department.

Posted by: Ponsonby Britt IV, O.B.E., heir to the Bullwinkle fortune at December 08, 2022 06:19 PM (7kSOl)

356 There is not one single movie with Will Ferrell in it that I ever found funny. He represents everything I hate about modern comedy which started shitting the bed in the 90s, replacing witty funny comedy of Mel Brooks era with stupid grossed out toilet humor

Fuck you, 90s comedy

Posted by: The Unmasked and Unvaxed Ranger at December 08, 2022 06:19 PM (VTu1l)

357 I like Colin Firth. He was outstanding in the Kings' Speech. Wife has an yuge crush on him. And yet she has not seen Love, Indubitably.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, I think I have a skeleton inside me at December 08, 2022 06:19 PM (UQUAY)

358 At Pearl Harbor my uncle trained with wooden rifles on horses. They learned pretty quick.

Posted by: dartist at December 08, 2022 06:19 PM (9X/y4)

359 lol, Christmas movies and war.

Posted by: Infidel at December 08, 2022 06:20 PM (ZEa+g)

360 What can I say, I like chick flicks and I've liked Hugh Grant and Colin Firth for most of their careers, also British actor of note is in the film and give good performances, there's also lots of TandA in the film.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at December 08, 2022 06:16 PM (up/3i)

I believe the guy from Walking Dead was in it too. Minus the twang.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 08, 2022 06:20 PM (YV6PJ)

361 Nood.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at December 08, 2022 06:20 PM (PiwSw)

362 Firth was great in Valmont.

Posted by: davidt at December 08, 2022 06:20 PM (oTZbj)

363 You would have to be really dumb to sign up for the woke crap in General Milley Vanillis Army--or the modern Navy.

I went through basic training at Ft. Polk Louisiana in the summer of 1969. The guy in the bunk next to mine (damn good thing he wasn't in the bunk above because he was a bed wetter) was, charitably speaking freaking dumb. He did manage to graduate from Basic. Unlike most of us--who were sent on to 11 Bravo Light Weapons Infantry AIT, "Dennis" got sent to Ft. Huachucha. That was the Army's radio school in those day.s I don't know whether Dennis ever made it to Nam. He might have been smart enogh to carry radio batteries. Or maybe he just got latrine duty in Arizona for the rest of his two year draft enlistment. At least there he couldn't get somebody killed.

But the idea of lowering standards to let the dummies in is not a good one.

Posted by: GlendaleGreybeard at December 08, 2022 06:21 PM (K57hO)

364 What can I say, I like chick flicks
Posted by: Thomas Bender

Haha, well, it does take balls to say so, right? it may be a while before the horde lets this one go, though.

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at December 08, 2022 06:21 PM (OX9vb)

365 Posted by: The Unmasked and Unvaxed Ranger at December 08, 2022 06:19 PM (VTu1l)

I’ll get off your lawn right after I leave flaming dog shit on your porch

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at December 08, 2022 06:21 PM (YglAn)

366 At Pearl Harbor my uncle trained with wooden rifles on horses. They learned pretty quick.
Posted by: dartist at December 08, 2022 06:19 PM (9X/y4)

Roman recruits trained with double weight equipment. The real stuff was a relief to them.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 08, 2022 06:21 PM (eoQWY)

367 I'd happily settle for two divisions of ROK Marines.
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I know they were awesome years ago. I hope they've escaped modern pussification.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at December 08, 2022 06:22 PM (sWM8x)

368 Favorite Christmas movie is Die Hard and Mouse Hunt

With a nod to David Copperfield that aired on TNT back when it was an fun non-woke network that ran The Mummy five million times a week and gave us The Closer

Posted by: The Unmasked and Unvaxed Ranger at December 08, 2022 06:22 PM (VTu1l)

369 My favorite Christmas movie is "Remember the Night" with Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray.
Posted by: Tuna at December 08, 2022 06:18 PM (gLRfa)

Seconded. Inside a screwball comedy, some deeply mature themes about what it takes to change your life, to take a turn toward being a moral and decent person.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 08, 2022 06:22 PM (YV6PJ)

370 @357

>>I like Colin Firth.

He's a very well rounded actor, he can play in thrillers, Comedies, Action, Dramas, Chick Flicks, and is usually really good in most of the stuff he's in.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at December 08, 2022 06:22 PM (up/3i)

371 Damn, now I'm sad again. Life ain't like the movies.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 08, 2022 06:23 PM (YV6PJ)

372 308 We have given Ukraine over FIVE YEARS production of Javelin AntiTank Missiles...


and these are our Best Sellers!


we'll make up for it with quantity

Posted by: stochastic kulak anachronda at December 08, 2022 06:24 PM (v3pYe)

373 Any straight white male who enlists is crazy. Biden let soldiers die in Afghanistan. Today he left a marine in Russia to bring back a black lesbian basketball player who hates the country.

Posted by: alan stern at December 08, 2022 06:24 PM (A9Ltt)

374 Damn, now I'm sad again. Life ain't like the movies.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 08, 2022 06:23 PM (YV6PJ)

If you look at today's movies, life IS like those movies.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 08, 2022 06:25 PM (eoQWY)

375 "Seconded. Inside a screwball comedy, some deeply mature themes about what it takes to change your life, to take a turn toward being a moral and decent person."

Indeed.

The supporting cast is wonderful too.

Posted by: Tuna at December 08, 2022 06:26 PM (gLRfa)

376 Sid sips penis.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at December 08, 2022 06:26 PM (sWM8x)

377 Early 1970s was a bad time in garrison Army. Tons of people just hanging around until separation. We carried a lot of guys as deserters. Very hard to prosecute though. I had a way of explaining Bad Time that got a lot of problems soldiers attention.

Posted by: Javems at December 08, 2022 06:26 PM (AmoqO)

378 193
America's secret weapon is rednecks. That's the mistake the left is making to this day. They don't get that.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor
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If they read some old WW stories and how they didn't have to train them to shoot or live in the rough.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at December 08, 2022 06:29 PM (gfCY0)

379 Colin Firth is great in everything I've seen him in, he's truly a great actor

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 08, 2022 06:32 PM (0hOvj)

380 Colin Firth is great in everything I've seen him in, he's truly a great actor
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor
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Pfft.

Posted by: The Firth of Forth at December 08, 2022 06:35 PM (8e9gw)

381 well, we haven't won a war since 1945, so that's really not a biggie today, right?

Posted by: Alexander Scipio at December 08, 2022 06:56 PM (NX5U7)

382 Then;
World outrage when one drunken army officer, totally derelict in his duty, throws a weird fetishy "Birthday Party" for his married, subordinate girlfriend, while a RIOT is taking place on the other side of Abu Garib....where a prisoner is shown on a leash, and other naked males are in a pile.
Now: High ranking military officers and Cabinet level officials, run each other and subordinates around on leashes, with buttplug "Tails" inserted, participating in massive piles of naked men, posting their "Pride" in their "Pack" on social media to high praise from the wokeratti.

These clowns besmirch the well deserved and well earned pride, honor , history, and traditions of ....Dogs

Posted by: birddog at December 08, 2022 07:05 PM (uAI4S)

383 Somehow this thread devolved to Hollywood and actors. What the fuck? We're the problem. Not the Left.

Posted by: MikeN at December 08, 2022 07:10 PM (DFzg2)

384 This is the interesting thing. The left is so fixated on queering the military and then controlling to use on us that they have not stopped to consider that you need granite-like life takers to be in the ranks, not puppy porn high heels wearers.

If their project succeeds they'll have gutted what makes the US military dangerous and useful to them.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 08, 2022 05:30 PM (0hOvj)


———

Homos will have no problem droning MAGA or nuking red states.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at December 08, 2022 07:16 PM (cMXNt)

385 It would seem that history repeats itself:

Jeremiah 51:30 (Translated)
"The mighty men of Babylon have ceased to fight, they are sitting in the fortresses; their might hath failed, they are become as women: they have set (Babylon's) dwelling places on fire; her gates are broken down.

Posted by: Ju at December 08, 2022 07:28 PM (aTmM/)

386 I was once in The Marine Corps, I don't know if you heard.

I LOVE my nation, and I LOVED my service, but I will never recommend any of the young men in my family (which is rather large 52 cousins, god knows how many seconds, a bunch of nieces and nephews) And though the second greatest period of my life was serving in The Corps, I would never recommend it to a man, because we are second class citizens in service. I MIGHT recommend AF or Navy for the young women because they have advantages, even though they might be indoctrinated so it's iffyl.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at December 08, 2022 08:18 PM (ON+MG)

387 There was a time that touching my uniform was basically an offense that cast you out of my presence. I LITERALLY, THIS YEAR offered up my blues to my nieces as a costume without even thinking about it. All that brass and silver and cloth that meant so much to me, really didn't have much meaning anymore.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at December 08, 2022 08:21 PM (ON+MG)

388 It is in my soul in which I carry my pride now, I don't need the visuals because now it is just costume worn by people who want to imitate the importance of what I felt every day.

And this is coming from a Vault rat. I was a tech, I volunteered for everything, and can shoot the shit out of stuff, I went to additional training 2 or 3 times a year every year over a single term of 4 years.

Even a nerd like me experienced a lot of shit in 4 years.

I don't believe that any "average" recruit and member would have half of what I can tell stories about for months at a time. If they can damage The Corps? America is destined for a bad place.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at December 08, 2022 08:25 PM (ON+MG)

389 Maybe explains why most coups are led by sergeants.

Posted by: Leber at December 08, 2022 08:33 PM (K02LO)

390 Another thing, I know there are a lot of vets who actually saw shit, I was just a vault rat.

All of what has been going on for the last 30 years, It's not just recent when it's come to the for but for the last 30 years, If for ME! A GEEK! 2881/5911/6341 and. . . didn't collect the 0411 but I was next to it, I can experience so much of a fall of my service that I almost don't want to reference it with all of the presentation that comes with my beautiful blues?

How must it be for the warriors? for the 03's? for the 11's and 18's in the army

How MUCH DAMAGE can just a small cabal accomplish?

A lot! I wanted to die in my uniform and buried in my blues. Politicians took that away from me.

I still have my freedom and my pride of my service, but I would rather be buried in my boring ass white shirt that I wore at my eloped wedding, than have any pagentry.

That's a brutal thing to think about.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at December 08, 2022 08:36 PM (ON+MG)

391 I don't want to dwell on it, but when you have proud patriots and service people who can sit around with anyone from any nation who had serve and drink and laugh and tell stories that we have all heard but in a different way, when you denigrate an entire GLOBAL lifestyle . . . what do you expect?

The left has been destroying the military, the greatest task a MAN can take on at the start of their adult life how do you EXPECT us to respond?

Posted by: Wickedpinto at December 08, 2022 08:43 PM (ON+MG)

392 Now a fun story. First time I came to Australia, I was still active in The Corps. My wife, who is Australian, was catching up with her childhood friend, so I went off and just socialized around a bar. I found a BRM, Brittish Royal Marine who was Scottish so I barely understood a word he was saying, but we got along great because we spoke a different language.

After about 15 minutes, my wife's friend insulted a man that she was hitting on and then she got aggressive, because that's the type of chick she was back then, my wife got in the way because that's the type of chick my wife is, she might not be able to, but she will try to fuck you up if you offend her.

And BOOM! almost riot kicked off, I turned to the BRM "FUCK I gotta take care of this." He said, "NAW You eed ome all set mate." and we both ran into the fight, I grabbed my wife and her friend, and the BRM just went BONKERS beating asses.

It was a thing to be seen. Meanwile wife's friends was kinda self satisfied, and wife wanted to go back and kick someone in the balls meanwhile I didn't want to have my visa yanked.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at December 08, 2022 08:50 PM (ON+MG)

393 Whenever I tell that story to the extended family my wife is both embarassed and proud. She was acting like a dude would, throwing her friend behind her while she's kicking and punching, and then I scoop the two of them up, with the BRM clearing the room.

It really was a sight to behold, and then I'm telling that story to our nieces and nephews who might not have been born about their loving Auntie.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at December 08, 2022 08:54 PM (ON+MG)

394 I served 25 years in the USN. Retired in 2005. There is no fucking way I would join today and I will not recommend the military to anyone.

I hug my DD214 every day.

Posted by: RobertM at December 08, 2022 09:21 PM (+/lOf)

395 @robertM yeahp

Posted by: Wickedpinto at December 08, 2022 10:31 PM (ON+MG)

396 @robertM It was known about me from a very young age that I would serve, it was treated as a flippant aside, "What are going to school for?" "Fucking military" someone would interject. It was a known thing. I was never NOT going to serve.

Now, I'm almost embarassed that I held up what is going on now.

That's like trashing your wife, or your parents. Something THAT important in your life now being a second hand "Eh" thing.

I've been out for 20 years, and admitting this now HURTS me.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at December 08, 2022 10:40 PM (ON+MG)

397 Frag 'em all. put the brass on the grass.

Posted by: JoshO at December 08, 2022 11:14 PM (KEvf9)

398 It's like an advert for the benefits of fragging.

Posted by: stv at December 09, 2022 05:35 AM (4XXn2)

399 Real COL?

If that's the same pervert it looks like he picks and chooses his branch. Medical, Aviation...

Same with the awards.

Posted by: bob at December 09, 2022 07:22 AM (ialCA)

400 I may have the right stuff, but I don't have the right fetishes for the military.

Posted by: CTim Bo at December 10, 2022 03:50 AM (ZKHhn)

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