My father-in-law is a weak little man.
Well, I shouldn’t even really call him my father-in-law because he has never actually been a father to my wife. He’s spent his life devoting most of his time to being an asshole who thinks that he can do and say whatever he wants without repricutions while everyone else around him, particularly those that stand up to him, are stupid, immature and wrong for saying what they want.
In the past, I would say that he’s a pretty funny guy and that our views are pretty much the same. He certainly doesn’ t like this current administration and it’s policies but he’s beginning to lose it. Recently, he posted this little gem on Facebook knowing full well that his daughter is married to and has devoted her life to her husband who is in the military (that would be me).
I think his little comment on Facebook went something like, “reading this made me nautious.” Look for yourself.
I’m sure you were all captivated by the pretty pictures and official-looking graphs and pie charts. I know, it took me a minute to look away too.
Now, I don’t give a rat’s ass if any of that is true. I know we, as a country are taxed out the ass and that at times what the gubmint does with that money can be questionable. And everyone with an IQ that’s slightly more than a quivering blob of smagma from the underside of the balls from a water ox knows that in these times that we’re in, Defense spending is a must if we want to be kept safe from harm from abroad. If you have a hard time understanding that, then it’s time for you to relocate elsewhere.
On a personal note, I’m horrifically insulted by the fact that someone I used to call family would knowingly post something like that on a public domain. Granted, there are other members of my immediate family who do not necessarily have the same political or strategic views that I do and they are certainly allowed to their opinion.
But when you act like a child who throws a tantrum because not everyone is playing by your rules and then you “un-friend” us on Facebook tells me that your issues go way deeper than your disagreement with whatever the gubmint is doing with your tax money.
Just keep in mind that no matter what you believe, there are people out there fighting for you and your beliefs. And, not if – but when the next terrorist attack happens right in your back yard and the gubmint doesn’t have any resources to combat the culprits, just thank your stars that they cut all that defense spending that you hate so much.
Just thought I’d pop in and throw out a Happy Thanksgiving to all 10 of my readers! I hope everyone has a wonderful time with friends or family or both and pig out on tons of food. Be sure to toss the ball around with the boys in the yard and help momma make that feast or clean up afterwards. Then take a nap watching football with Papa. Take care all and again, Happy Thanksgiving!
I’m in the Army. Those that know me and who follow my writtings on here already know that. And for those that are in the Army or have served previously know that sometimes there come those occasions when you have to ask yourself, “Are you freaking kidding me?”
Every organization has it’s stupid policies and the Army…….(laugh to myself)……is no exception.
Usually during Physical Training (PT) formation, the Platoon Sergeants (PLT Daddy’s/Momma’s) put out pertinent information that relates to our daily activities. Make sure you make it to this promotion ceremony on Friday. Don’t forget to donate to Toys for Tots©. All leave forms need to be in by such and such date…..etc. This morning’s information was a gem.
When we formed up and were waiting for 1SG to take charge of the company and fall us in, he called the PLT Sergeants to the back to brief them on today’s announcements. When our PLT Daddy came back, he did his duty to tell us the most ridiculous piece of crap that I could stand to take at 0530 on a Monday morning.
Everyone knows that the H1N1 (Swine Flu) vaccine is being distributed nationwide and it will soon be available here on Fort Gordon. Now, the seasonal flu shot is mandatory and there is no getting out of it. It seems that it’s no different with the Swine Flu shot. Apparently we are on 24 hour “recall” with regards to the Swine Flu shot.
Are you kidding me?
Since when do Army units implement the 24 hour recall for a damn vaccine shot? Especially when 99.9999999% of the people in the Army aren’t in the danger zone (i.e. small children and senior citizens). From what I’ve been hearing and the research I’ve been doing, the H1N1 virus affects those demographic groups the most. Most of the soldiers I know in the Army are 1)between the age of 25 and 40, 2)are physcially fit, and 3)aren’t in the medical support field. This pretty much tells me that there are a lot more people out there that should get the shot than those of us that are in my unit. I find it absolutely ridiculous that they would put us on some gay alert for that shot.
There was once upon a time in the Army when personnel would go on alert for legitimate reasons such as cold war exercises and terrorist threat exercises. But since this unit can’t seem to find any good reason to waste our time properly, this seems to fit the bill quite nicely. I, for one, am going to refuse to take the shot as much as I can without getting in too much trouble. I’m not in any target demographic and I don’t feel that the shot will do much to ward off the infection. But that’s my opinion. If you decide to get the shot, by all means, get it. I just think it’s ridiculous that they put us on 24 hour alert for something that I don’t think we need.
Apparently sometime since January, the Executive Branch of our Gubmint has become the all knowing deciding factor on public opinions regarding what is and what is not a news organization. Recently, the White House and the Obama administration attempted to lable Fox News as something other than a news organization and that they encouraged the “real” news organizations to not treat them as such.
Good thing we have people like Jake Tapper, one of the most honest White House correspondents in the business. This is sheer comedy gold.
Tapper: It’s escaped none of our notice that the White House has decided in the last few weeks to declare one of our sister organizations “not a news organization” and to tell the rest of us not to treat them like a news organization. Can you explain why it’s appropriate for the White House to decide that a news organization is not one –
Gibbs: Jake, we render, we render an opinion based on some of their coverage and the fairness that, the fairness of that coverage.
Tapper: But that’s a pretty sweeping declaration that they are “not a news organization.” How are they any different from, say –
Gibbs: ABC –
Tapper: ABC. MSNBC. Univision. I mean how are they any different?
Gibbs: You and I should watch sometime around 9 o’clock tonight. Or 5 o’clock this afternoon.
Tapper: I’m not talking about their opinion programming or issues you have with certain reports. I’m talking about saying thousands of individuals who work for a media organization, do not work for a “news organization” — why is that appropriate for the White House to say?
Gibbs: That’s our opinion.
For reals? I mean, you are the White House Spokesman! That’s the best you can do?
Sure it’s pretty funny simply because the White House is starting to look like a bunch of bumbeling idiots who couldn’t govern an ant hill, but this is quite frightening. It’s entirely inappropriate for the Executive Branch to make pronouncements on the credibility of a private news organization, especially when they try to wheedle other news organizations to try to ignore them.
Something has to be done about this. Fox News and Rush Limbaugh are being targeted by an administration that can’t face the tough questions and the cold hard truth. It’s time that people took the blinders off and started looking around and actually started analyzing the actions that this Prez and his cronies are partaking in. I mean, it was easy as hell for the Left to do just that for the past eight years; what’s with the double standard?
(h/t Ed Morrissey over at HA)