Quotes of the day

posted at 10:39 pm on January 12, 2012 by Allahpundit

“Senior military officials in Kabul and at the Pentagon confirmed that the video was authentic and that they had identified the Marines as members of the Third Battalion, Second Marines, which completed a tour of Afghanistan this fall before returning to its base at Camp Lejeune, N.C. The officials did not release the Marines’ names but said one wore a corporal’s uniform.

“Pentagon officials said the video had been made between March and September 2011, when the Marine battalion was stationed in Helmand Province, a strategic Taliban heartland and a center of the opium poppy trade. The officials said that they did not know the precise location shown in the video but that it had probably been made in the northern part of the province, where the battalion had been operating. Seven of the approximately 1,000 Marines in the battalion were killed during the seven-month deployment…

“The Taliban initially indicated that the video would not undermine the push toward talks, saying that they saw it as just more evidence of what they said was American brutality and arrogance.

“But later on Thursday, in an official statement, the Taliban dropped references to the talks and emphasized the brutality message. ‘We strongly condemn the inhuman act of wild American soldiers, as ever, and consider this act in contradiction with all human and ethical norms,’ the statement said.’”

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“Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said he had viewed the video and considered it ‘utterly deplorable.’ He telephoned Afghan President Hamid Karzai and pledged a full investigation…

“Gen. James F. Amos, the commandant of the Marine Corps, said he had asked the Naval Criminal Investigative Service to ‘pull together a team of their very best agents and immediately assign them responsibility to thoroughly investigate every aspect of the filmed event.’ He also said he would assign a Marine general and a senior attorney to conduct a parallel inquiry.

“‘The institution of the Marine Corps will not rest until the allegations and the events surrounding them have been resolved,’ Amos said. ‘We remain fully committed to upholding the Geneva Convention, the Laws of War, and our own core values.’”

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“Western officials in Kabul, meanwhile, described the statement Mr. Karzai issued before the conversation as levelheaded and not inflammatory. In the past, Mr. Karzai has used similar incidents to stoke anti-Western sentiment in Afghanistan…

“In Afghanistan, far fewer people have televisions, or even electricity, meaning the latest images aren’t likely to spread widely. Accounts are likely to spread by word of mouth, though, and could fuel more violence against the coalition by Afghans who feel that the disrespect shown to the dead violates Islam. In Islam, the dead must be washed and their bodies buried within 24 hours.

“The Taliban themselves have a tainted record on that score. When they took over Kabul in 1996, they brutally killed Mohammad Najibullah, the deposed communist president who was seeking refuge at a U.N. compound in the city. They hung his castrated corpse and that of his brother from a traffic light on a busy street in Kabul for all to see, in violation of Islamic tradition. The Taliban in recent years frequently hung suspected government spies’ corpses from trees in areas they control…

“Desecrating the bodies of enemy combatants is a violation of the Uniformed Code of Military Justice. The Marines involved could face a court-martial.”

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“[C]ombat stress is no excuse for the behavior, retired Col. Jack Jacobs, an NBC News analyst and a Medal of Honor recipient for his actions in the Vietnam War, told msnbc.com.

“‘I’ve been through combat and been stressed out, and I’ve been out of combat and been stressed out, and I don’t think it’s a reason or an excuse for this kind of behavior. They’ve received instruction on how to act and what to do before and after their deployment.’ Jacobs said. ‘These are just idiots who are poorly supervised and led … they proved they are idiots because they took pictures of it.’

“But for another veteran the video is not shocking at all.

“‘Many people in this country that worry far more about public relations and how we are perceived by the rest of the world are shocked at Marines urinating on Taliban,’ retired Army Sgt. Maj. Herb Freidman, an author and authority on psychological operations, told msnbc.com. ‘Why? They are murderers and terrorists that think nothing of blowing up soldiers, civilians, women and children. What have they done to deserve our respect? There are Marines being killed and maimed on a daily basis by these people. They are flying in from Muslim countries all over the world to get their crack at martyrdom. If some Marine that fought them in battle fair and square feels that he has the right to urinate on a defeated enemy, what is the problem? Hell, it could be worse…. It is a fight to the death, not some sort of gentlemanly duel with seconds and everyone very politely drinking a fine wine afterwards.’”

***

“Alex Lemons, a former Marine sergeant who deployed to Iraq three times – including once as scout sniper – reflects on the video of four Marines urinating on the corpses of three dead Taliban in Afghanistan:…

“War is not a moral agent. ‘War is hell, shit happens and trophies get taken,’ is a copout from an irresponsible person. War doesn’t make anyone do anything because it is not a living thing…

“The Marine Corps doesn’t teach anyone to do this.

“Choices were made and they were not good ones. This is what maintains our moral high ground. It doesn’t matter if the Taliban cut heads off and videotape them.

“The whole point, as I was told since 2001, was not to become like them, or to be comparable to them.”

***

“But the missing ingredient, so far, is Afghan outrage. There have yet to be protests, let alone violence — although it’s possible that will take time to build. Yet just this past spring, Afghans rioted in response to a preacher who burned Korans in Florida, which occurred shortly after photos surfaced of a rogue U.S. ‘kill team’ posing with their gruesome trophies. Twenty people died in those riots after protesters in Mazar-e-Sharif stormed a United Nations compound…

“Perhaps the outrage is taking longer to build than usual. Even so, that would amount to a tragic popular judgment on the war: Afghans — who’ve lived through 30 years of war with Russians, Americans, and rival Afghan factions — just might not be so surprised by a videotaped outrage anymore.”

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Bishop:The Female one’s..correct?,ya know,have you fashioned a
lure that could end there rein of terror!

canopfor on January 13, 2012 at 12:02 AM

Anita?

Igor R. on January 13, 2012 at 12:04 AM

… Political correctness is going to get a great many of us and our children dead.

Seven Percent Solution on January 12, 2012 at 11:44 PM

Seven Percent Solution:Especially when,Karzia gives his blessing
for US Peace Talks to the Taliban!!:)

canopfor on January 13, 2012 at 12:04 AM

If I give you my address, you can even view where I live in Grand Island, Nebraska on Google Earth.

So?

Horace on January 12, 2012 at 11:59 PM

So if you make that choice its yours to make isn’t it?

A different thing entirely if that choice is made for you.

sharrukin on January 13, 2012 at 12:04 AM

You wimp, wait till you see our roaches.
TXUS on January 13, 2012 at 12:02 AM

Roaches don’t drag you screaming from your bed and cocoon you under a porch somewhere.

Texas Spiders = Skittering Death

Bishop on January 13, 2012 at 12:05 AM

It’s easy. Tell the boys not to piss on anyone when people with cameras are around.

echosyst on January 13, 2012 at 12:05 AM

Such as canopfor, I’ve been trying for years to get that yutz banned.

Bishop on January 13, 2012 at 12:01 AM

He has those darn links that provide so much useful info. It’s probably the only reason they keep him around. /

sharrukin on January 13, 2012 at 12:06 AM

The video is from “Live Leak?” For real? There is humour everywhere, my friends. Even in the midst of war…

Pilgrimsarbour on January 13, 2012 at 12:07 AM

Roaches don’t drag you screaming from your bed and cocoon you under a porch somewhere.

Texas Spiders = Skittering Death

Bishop on January 13, 2012 at 12:05 AM

Last summer the Mister found this baby on his neck.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 13, 2012 at 12:08 AM

Maybe the Taliban were still alive and the Marines were attempting to keep them cool in the hot sun?

I figure any soldier who was just involved in a firefight can have a little leeway after it’s over, it’s not as if they flayed those dudes and wore their skin.

Bishop on January 13, 2012 at 12:08 AM

Roaches don’t drag you screaming from your bed and cocoon you under a porch somewhere.

Bishop on January 13, 2012 at 12:05 AM

Let’s try to keep our wives and girlfriends out of this, okay?

TXUS on January 13, 2012 at 12:08 AM

“But later on Thursday, in an official statement, the Taliban dropped references to the talks and emphasized the brutality message. ‘We strongly condemn the inhuman act of wild American soldiers, as ever, and consider this act in contradiction with all human and ethical norms,’ the statement said.’”

Yeah, publishing videos of beheading your enemies is so much more within human and ethical norms.

Mini-14 on January 13, 2012 at 12:09 AM

Let’s try to keep our wives and girlfriends out of this, okay?

TXUS on January 13, 2012 at 12:08 AM

ROTFL!

annoyinglittletwerp on January 13, 2012 at 12:10 AM

sharrukin

The locations of WalMart stores in cities in Texas are a personal or state or corporate secret? I would imagine even WalMart itself sells maps that show the location of its stores.

However, as I have no concern in the matter, I will forego further comments.

Drive Carefully!

Horace on January 13, 2012 at 12:10 AM

Let me get this straight….

cuts of heads and mutilate their prisoners including our soldiers, have killed and wounded thousands more, and are in a never ending war with us is bad.

But ‘Fast and Furious’ and the countless dead to come because of a political agenda is OK…?

Seven Percent Solution on January 12, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Seven Percent Solution:Yes,to the power of 100:)

canopfor on January 13, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Last summer the Mister found this baby on his neck.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 13, 2012 at 12:08 AM

Well, I’m sure you asked him where he got it from. And, did his eyes connect with yours or shoot down to the floor? ;-)

TXUS on January 13, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Give them one hell of a lecture and let it go.

Horace on January 12, 2012 at 11:01 PM

The man in the Toga has this right. Ream them privately, and then carry on.

Axe on January 13, 2012 at 12:12 AM

The locations of WalMart stores in cities in Texas are a personal or state or corporate secret? I would imagine even WalMart itself sells maps that show the location of its stores.

Horace on January 13, 2012 at 12:10 AM

No secret but in the context of her working at one, posting a map to them takes on a much creepier tone.

“I know where you work” can be part of a nice conversation, or it can be a threat depending on the context.

sharrukin on January 13, 2012 at 12:13 AM

… bet you can see Bishop’s snowmobiles on Google Earth. Sitting on the green grass.

Axe on January 13, 2012 at 12:14 AM

Come, Mister Taliban, tally me banana!

Igor R. on January 13, 2012 at 12:15 AM

Well, I’m sure you asked him where he got it from. And, did his eyes connect with yours or shoot down to the floor? ;-)

TXUS on January 13, 2012 at 12:11 AM

I actually thought the beetle was kind of cool.
I also thought the Recluse was kind of cool so…

annoyinglittletwerp on January 13, 2012 at 12:15 AM

Come, Mister Taliban, tally me banana!

Igor R. on January 13, 2012 at 12:15 AM

LoL

annoyinglittletwerp on January 13, 2012 at 12:16 AM

No secret but in the context of her working at one, posting a map to them takes on a much creepier tone.

sharrukin on January 13, 2012 at 12:13 AM

OH! That little piece of information sure was required :) Now it all makes sense.

Axe on January 13, 2012 at 12:17 AM

Piss on an enemy that wants to kill you and innocents: Carreer ending offense and lifelong humiliation.

Piss on Jesus: Get honored by the Smithsonian.

Durka-Durka on January 13, 2012 at 12:17 AM

Roaches don’t drag you screaming from your bed and cocoon you under a porch somewhere.

Texas Spiders = Skittering Death

Bishop on January 13, 2012 at 12:05 AM

I’ll see that and raise you the Sydney Funnel Web Spider. Horrendously strong poison, fangs that can go through your toenail and a temper like a hive of African bees. The suckers will outright attack you without provocation.

When your ‘net friend tells you that he carries around a pellet pistol specifically to shoot these spiders on sight (his little niece almost got bit by one)…you know they are the stuff of nightmares.

MelonCollie on January 13, 2012 at 12:17 AM

I feel like such an angry black woman tonight.

John the Libertarian on January 13, 2012 at 12:18 AM

OH! That little piece of information sure was required :) Now it all makes sense.

Axe on January 13, 2012 at 12:17 AM

The devil is in the details.

sharrukin on January 13, 2012 at 12:18 AM

US Marines urinate on dead Taliban and it’s a warcrime?

OWSers commit rape of living people and they are heroes?

History. Mogadishu. Somalians drag US Army Soldiers and Pilots dead bodies behind pickup trucks through the streets of the city.

Philippines. Japanese march US and Filipino soldiers across the Philippines beating and murdering those who couldn’t keep up. Later known as the Bataan Death March.

Saddam Hussein tests biological weapons on the Shiites and then later uses then against Kurd rebels killing entire villages.

Marines piss on dead Taliban fighters who have been known to cut off the heads of US Soldiers on video. This is not a war crime this is Shenanigans.

I’m tired of people thinking we need to take some kind of moral high ground. The Romans, Alexander the Great, The British Empire didn’t win wars and bring peace by having a high moral ground to stand on. They stood on the ground of dead enemies.

LordJack on January 13, 2012 at 12:18 AM

No secret but in the context of her working at one, posting a map to them takes on a much creepier tone.

sharrukin on January 13, 2012 at 12:13 AM

OH! That little piece of information sure was required :) Now it all makes sense.

Axe on January 13, 2012 at 12:17 AM

It makes even more sense if you read steebo77′s post at 11:29 AM.

MelonCollie on January 13, 2012 at 12:19 AM

Horace on January 13, 2012 at 12:10 AM

Thought I’d have one last peek at the thread before turning in. That you down on the back nine?
Man I thought I was out in the middle of nowhere. At least you’ve got what looks to be a nice little town. Talk about fly over country, guess that’s why they call it that.

Bmore on January 13, 2012 at 12:20 AM

Texas Spiders = Skittering Death

Bishop on January 13, 2012 at 12:05 AM

Bishop:

This ones for you,and a great anology of Newty Vrs.Mittens Feud!

When the Wheels Down Gizmo starts going off,who will blink first
before they splatter themselves across the tarmac—-TOO Funny!
===============================================================

A Couple Of Gumps Crash A Plane.
Added: 3 days ago Occurred On: Jan-9-2012
********************************

These two old men listen to an alarm telling them to put their landing gear
down but they can’t be arsed. They ruin their propeller and the
bottom of their plane.

Type:Trinidad GT
——————

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=963_1326124328

canopfor on January 13, 2012 at 12:21 AM

I actually thought the beetle was kind of cool.
I also thought the Recluse was kind of cool so…

annoyinglittletwerp on January 13, 2012 at 12:15 AM

OMG, a Black Widow in training.

TXUS on January 13, 2012 at 12:21 AM

bet you can see Bishop’s snowmobiles on Google Earth. Sitting on the green grass.
Axe on January 13, 2012 at 12:14 AM

You.

Shut it.

Bishop on January 13, 2012 at 12:21 AM

I feel like such an angry black woman tonight.

John the Libertarian on January 13, 2012 at 12:18 AM

Just eat your peas and go hang out with that secret service dude.

WryTrvllr on January 13, 2012 at 12:22 AM

I feel like such an angry black woman tonight.

John the Libertarian on January 13, 2012 at 12:18 AM

Want to see a happy one?

http://beforeitsnews.com/story/1619/608/Alice_In_Obamaland:_5_Pictures_Banned_By_Mainstream_Media.html

Igor R. on January 13, 2012 at 12:22 AM

Good to see we’re talking about Texas Walmarts instead of, you know, actually outing people that never provide personal information~~~or even talking about the issue at hand.

aryeung on January 13, 2012 at 12:22 AM

The devil is in the details.

sharrukin on January 13, 2012 at 12:18 AM

999 upside down to you too.

Igor R. on January 13, 2012 at 12:23 AM

sharrukin

I said I had no further comments, but c’mon.

The map you are referencing is freely available to anyone on the Internet.

“Personal choice?” “I know where you work?”

I know where alt works because she has said over and over and over and over again that she works at some WalMart in Texas.

NOW I have no further comments to make. Remember to change your oil.

Horace on January 13, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Come, Mister Taliban, tally me banana!

Igor R. on January 13, 2012 at 12:15 AM

… Daylight come and me wanna take a piss.

TXUS on January 13, 2012 at 12:23 AM

MelonCollie on January 13, 2012 at 12:17 AM

Which is why I couldn’t live in Australia, the place is right out of the “Deathworld Trilogy”; no matter where you go there is some critter waiting to bite, sting, or eat your limbs.

Bishop on January 13, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Do Walmarts in Texas sell cold, wet Taliban?

Igor R. on January 13, 2012 at 12:24 AM

For your up to date,and onging Taliban Carnage,here ya go!
———————————————————–

Afghanistan
************

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/afghanistan

canopfor on January 13, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Bmore

Shhhhh! We want them to keep flying over – or going to some flat, treeless, dry, dusty place in Texas.

Horace on January 13, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Shut it.

Bishop on January 13, 2012 at 12:21 AM

Heh. Sir. HT

Axe on January 13, 2012 at 12:26 AM

Axe on January 13, 2012 at 12:14 AM

Funny comment right there Axe.

Bmore on January 13, 2012 at 12:26 AM

I don’t know what the general response is, but I’d have no problem pissing on talibans…. probably while they were alive too. I’m a bad person :(

El_Terrible on January 13, 2012 at 12:26 AM

… Daylight come and me wanna take a piss.

TXUS on January 13, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Dead all night on a drink a’ p*ss
Daylight come and it’s Taliban bliss!

Igor R. on January 13, 2012 at 12:27 AM

Do Walmarts in Texas sell cold, wet Taliban?

Igor R. on January 13, 2012 at 12:24 AM

We like them wet, in the SEAL Team sense.

TXUS on January 13, 2012 at 12:28 AM

annoyinglittletwerp on January 13, 2012 at 12:02 AM
Damn! I was responding to Bish.
Sorry about that, FLC!

annoyinglittletwerp on January 13, 2012 at 12:03 AM

No worries. I know about the typos and try to be very careful. Anyway, I am sorry to hear about your troubles. I don’t care if you can look it up on google or whatever melon collies comment was. That is just creepy. This is or was a very civil respectful web site. That was definitely not in the spirit of HA.

FLconservative on January 13, 2012 at 12:28 AM

We like them wet, in the SEAL Team sense.

TXUS on January 13, 2012 at 12:28 AM

Wet squared it is!

Igor R. on January 13, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Want to see a happy one?

http://beforeitsnews.com/story/1619/608/Alice_In_Obamaland:_5_Pictures_Banned_By_Mainstream_Media.html

Igor R. on January 13, 2012 at 12:22 AM

Those pix make me wonder. Do you suppose those Hollywood ilk have ANY idea they are hanging out with people who consider them the ultimate rubes??

WryTrvllr on January 13, 2012 at 12:30 AM

Bishop

I once spent ten days in Parramatta, a suburb of Sydney, but that was before I knew anything about all the natural ways of dying from one critter or another in the Land of Oz.

Still get the “shakes” thinking about what “could have happened.” Spent time on the beaches, in the surf, barefoot on the law -”Shudder.”

Horace on January 13, 2012 at 12:31 AM

FYI: I made a comment that was ON topic on page…one.

As for the other thing.
I’ve been commenting the dsame way on HA for years. We have two ‘opens’ a week apart and all of a sudden I’m getting crap for it.
Those most recent opens were a totally great idea.
///

annoyinglittletwerp on January 13, 2012 at 12:31 AM

Nobody but the liberal elite and Amnesty McCain give a rat sass about this.

DaMav on January 13, 2012 at 12:32 AM

Speaking of Peeing!!
====================

PETE STARK: “I wouldn’t dignify you by peeing on your leg”
Sept 13 2009
*************

One of Pete Stark’s Town Hall meetings was held in Fremont, California. Although the media reported that only one person was in opposition to Stark in San Leandro, Fremont was a different story.

A senior citizen told Pete “don’t pee on my leg and then tell me it’s raining”, Pete’s reply: “I wouldn’t dignify you by peeing on your leg – I wouldn’t waste the urine”. Not exactly Congressional level behavior in my opinion…
===============================

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUpW6lM958M

canopfor on January 13, 2012 at 12:32 AM

It makes even more sense if you read steebo77′s post at 11:29 AM.

MelonCollie on January 13, 2012 at 12:19 AM

I can’t find any steebo prints on the thread … should I infer anything from that? :)

Axe on January 13, 2012 at 12:32 AM

I know this is improper actions by Marines, but I will give them some slack here. I know I shouldn’t but the atrocities we have witnessed at the hands of the Taliban have hardened me.That being said since this happened under Obamas’ watch isn’t he responsible for it like Bush was responsible for Abu Graib?… I guess not according to the MSM…

sandee on January 13, 2012 at 12:32 AM

Those pix make me wonder. Do you suppose those Hollywood ilk have ANY idea they are hanging out with people who consider them the ultimate rubes??

WryTrvllr on January 13, 2012 at 12:30 AM

Perhaps they like each other?

Igor R. on January 13, 2012 at 12:33 AM

Funny comment right there Axe.

Bmore on January 13, 2012 at 12:26 AM

You can poke ‘im a little. You don’t want to walk up and hit ‘im with a stick though.

:)

Axe on January 13, 2012 at 12:34 AM

FLconservative on January 13, 2012 at 12:28 AM

Was.
There are some GREAT newbs-but HA’s taken a dive recently.
That’s not just my opinion either.
It’s far from it.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 13, 2012 at 12:34 AM

I know this is improper actions by Marines, but I will give them some slack here. I know I shouldn’t but the atrocities we have witnessed at the hands of the Taliban have hardened me.That being said since this happened under Obamas’ watch isn’t he responsible for it like Bush was responsible for Abu Graib?… I guess not according to the MSM…

sandee on January 13, 2012 at 12:32 AM

Seems proper to me.

Igor R. on January 13, 2012 at 12:34 AM

Axe on January 13, 2012 at 12:26 AM

Axe, Katythemeanoldlady informs me Bishop is having my new BMW I won for hitting a trifecta the other morning waxed. Did you happen to see that in the driveway?

Bmore on January 13, 2012 at 12:34 AM

Perhaps they like each other?

Igor R. on January 13, 2012 at 12:33 AM

It’s pathetic. I ALMOST feel sorry for them all.

WryTrvllr on January 13, 2012 at 12:36 AM

I can’t find any steebo prints on the thread … should I infer anything from that? :)

Axe on January 13, 2012 at 12:32 AM

Yesterday’s QOTD.
steebo’s comment was from this morning. He said that with all the personal info I give out I need to be banned so that i can be protected from myself.
Grrr.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 13, 2012 at 12:36 AM

It’s pathetic. I ALMOST feel sorry for them all.

WryTrvllr on January 13, 2012 at 12:36 AM

Just p*ss on them all.

Igor R. on January 13, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Horace on January 13, 2012 at 12:31 AM

My ship pulls into Perth/Fremantle, we get a week’s liberty minus duty days of course. The bus takes us into town and the very first guy who steps from the bus, right there in town, manages to step on a scorpion.

While we’re there some unlucky local surfer gets bitten by a shark, and we’re told not to get drunk and fall asleep in any of the parks because poisonous snakes will come looking for warmth.

So I stayed in the “Zanzibar” almost the entire time.

Bishop on January 13, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Perhaps they should have beheaded them and placed their heads on a pike outside the city walls instead.

Boys will be boys, it’s much ado about nothing.

This:

‘Many people in this country that worry far more about public relations and how we are perceived by the rest of the world are shocked at Marines urinating on Taliban,’ retired Army Sgt. Maj. Herb Freidman, an author and authority on psychological operations, told msnbc.com. ‘Why? They are murderers and terrorists that think nothing of blowing up soldiers, civilians, women and children. What have they done to deserve our respect? There are Marines being killed and maimed on a daily basis by these people. They are flying in from Muslim countries all over the world to get their crack at martyrdom. If some Marine that fought them in battle fair and square feels that he has the right to urinate on a defeated enemy, what is the problem? Hell, it could be worse…. It is a fight to the death, not some sort of gentlemanly duel with seconds and everyone very politely drinking a fine wine afterwards.’

Common Sense on January 13, 2012 at 12:38 AM

canopfor on January 12, 2012 at 11:45 PM
I’m sorry to read about you loss, old friend…

Seven Percent Solution on January 12, 2012 at 11:51 PM

Seven Percent Solution:That was about,2 years ago,thank-you btw!:)
===================================================================

http://www.army.gc.ca/lfwa/memoriam_faught-eng.asp

canopfor on January 13, 2012 at 12:38 AM

… Daylight come and me wanna take a piss.

TXUS on January 13, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Darn it, no fair making me laugh out loud this late at night!

Which is why I couldn’t live in Australia, the place is right out of the “Deathworld Trilogy”; no matter where you go there is some critter waiting to bite, sting, or eat your limbs.

Bishop on January 13, 2012 at 12:24 AM

10-4 that. When you can get fatally stung by jellyfish at the beach, ambushed by “Jumper Ants” dropping from trees, and chased by everything from psychotic spiders to pissed-off kangaroos…I’m sorry, I don’t care HOW pretty the scenery is, and that includes the local female population. I’m staying the heck home.

MelonCollie on January 13, 2012 at 12:38 AM

Bishop on January 13, 2012 at 12:37 AM

What kind of shark was it? Was it okay after it nibbled the surfer?
*innocent grin*

annoyinglittletwerp on January 13, 2012 at 12:39 AM

FYI: I made a comment that was ON topic on page…one.

As for the other thing.
I’ve been commenting the dsame way on HA for years. We have two ‘opens’ a week apart and all of a sudden I’m getting crap for it.
Those most recent opens were a totally great idea.
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annoyinglittletwerp on January 13, 2012 at 12:31 AM

Worrying about what other people think, or what you think they are thinking about you, is a fool’s errand. You are your own inventory and it is up to you to make the best of that. Nothing else matters. Nothing at all.

TXUS on January 13, 2012 at 12:40 AM

Perhaps they should have beheaded them and placed their heads on a pike outside the city walls instead.

Boys will be boys, it’s much ado about nothing.

Love the suggestion. You do know he was killed by his converted brother?

WryTrvllr on January 13, 2012 at 12:41 AM

If this had happened during the last administration Bush would be a war criminal, again.

Think the press will blame Obama for the bad actors in his military?

Its only fair.

Speakup on January 13, 2012 at 12:42 AM

What they should have done is pour bacon grease on the bodies and set them on fire. Not like they fed them alive feet first into a wood chipper or something like that.

Tarnsman on January 13, 2012 at 12:42 AM

There are some GREAT newbs-but HA’s taken a dive recently.
That’s not just my opinion either.
It’s far from it.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 13, 2012 at 12:34 AM

Good post! Bravo! Fantastico!

You wrote that totally as if anyone who is a “newb,” as you say, could possibly care what your opinion or that of any other Hot Gas curmudgeon is regarding the latest open reg.

BTW – steebo was right.

Horace on January 13, 2012 at 12:44 AM

What were these guys thinking taking a piss on these Taliban scumbags?!?

They should have dropped a deuce on them. : )

Malachi45 on January 13, 2012 at 12:45 AM

What kind of shark was it? Was it okay after it nibbled the surfer?

No clue, but I felt safer drooped over the bar than I did swimming in prime shark territory.

I do remember that local tourist joints offered outback tours where you would take a break for lunch and go swimming in some water hole out there. I was like “WHAT?” A country where crocodiles are found in swimming pools and people are dragged from tents by the things when they camp near rivers, and they offer a swim break out in the boonies? Yeah. NO.

Bishop on January 13, 2012 at 12:45 AM

What they should have done is pour bacon grease on the bodies and set them on fire. Not like they fed them alive feet first into a wood chipper or something like that.

Tarnsman on January 13, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Just as long as they face Mecca before being fed into the wood chipper.

Igor R. on January 13, 2012 at 12:45 AM

If this had happened during the last administration Bush would be a war criminal, again.
Think the press will blame Obama for the bad actors in his military?
Its only fair.
Speakup on January 13, 2012 at 12:42 AM

We’ve conveniently forgotten about the immensely unpopular wars Obama is waging.

aryeung on January 13, 2012 at 12:46 AM

steebo’s comment was from this morning. He said that with all the personal info I give out I need to be banned so that i can be protected from myself.
Grrr.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 13, 2012 at 12:36 AM

*shrug* Your style is person-to-person. Other people make cartoons for themselves. “DarkCurrent” wades into the Atheist vs. Christian threads and you can feel the temperature drop. Sharrukin will blow through and correct the “yur so stoopid” atheist kid’s Bible quotation, which always makes me laugh, since Sharrukin is an agnostic. Steebo is what I think of as a “Hatter” — lots of Hat, not a big herd. Etc., etc., etc.

But that map thing sounds like a threat. That’s kind of a different deal.

As far as you needing protection from yourself — someone just needs to get between you and the tattoo parlor and you’ll probably be fine :)

Ah, HA.

Axe on January 13, 2012 at 12:48 AM

There are some GREAT newbs-but HA’s taken a dive recently.
That’s not just my opinion either.
It’s far from it.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 13, 2012 at 12:34 AM

Good post! Bravo! Fantastico!

You wrote that totally as if anyone who is a “newb,” as you say, could possibly care what your opinion or that of any other Hot Gas curmudgeon is regarding the latest open reg.

BTW – steebo was right.

Horace on January 13, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Hey Horace. Please. One NEWB to another. Just let it go.

WryTrvllr on January 13, 2012 at 12:48 AM

Bishop on January 13, 2012 at 12:45 AM

In Australia they have sharks in the rivers.
During the 1930′s there were a rash of fatal bull shark attacks-some GW attacks too…though not in the rivers. That’s why the Aussie government started ‘netting’ the beaches.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 13, 2012 at 12:48 AM

Bishop on January 13, 2012 at 12:45 AM

You’ve more sense than my cousin. On a recent trip to South America, he dived in a river infested with all manner of nasties…in order to catch a baby snake. The locals about had heart attacks.

And then for an encore he got separated from his tour group and wandered onto military property…

MelonCollie on January 13, 2012 at 12:48 AM

Be sure and keep telling yourselves that they hate us because we’re free.

Dante on January 13, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Good post! Bravo! Fantastico!
You wrote that totally as if anyone who is a “newb,” as you say, could possibly care what your opinion or that of any other Hot Gas curmudgeon is regarding the latest open reg.
BTW – steebo was right.
Horace on January 13, 2012 at 12:44 AM

Oh don’t let that old lady disturb you. A poster going by some “Katy” handle once warned me about her: derail threads to get the attention her family won’t give her or something like that.

aryeung on January 13, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Just as long as they face Mecca before being fed into the wood chipper.

Igor R. on January 13, 2012 at 12:45 AM

LOL. But, I’m somewhat torn. Would I rather piss on their faces, or their pieces that came out of the chipper? Or, maybe piss on their faces and then run their bodies through the chipper. Yeah, that’s the ticket.

TXUS on January 13, 2012 at 12:51 AM

But that map thing sounds like a threat. That’s kind of a different deal.

As far as you needing protection from yourself — someone just needs to get between you and the tattoo parlor and you’ll probably be fine :)

Ah, HA.

Axe on January 13, 2012 at 12:48 AM

I alerted my managers to the situation…just in case someone called asking if I worked where I work. I was told that they don’t give out associate info to anyone.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 13, 2012 at 12:52 AM

Be sure and keep telling yourselves that they hate us because we’re free.

Dante on January 13, 2012 at 12:50 AM

No. They hate us because we allowed our liberals to spew their venom over there.

WryTrvllr on January 13, 2012 at 12:53 AM

Be sure and keep telling yourselves that they hate us because we’re free.
Dante on January 13, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Yeah, but they probably do hate us for our culture and more generally, involvement. I’m sure this is used for some sort of recruitment fodder, though.

aryeung on January 13, 2012 at 12:53 AM

Axe on January 13, 2012 at 12:48 AM

Bimmer, Driveway, Did you see it?

Bmore on January 13, 2012 at 12:54 AM

Be sure and keep telling yourselves that they hate us because we’re free.

Dante on January 13, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Qur’an:9:5…

Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, harass them, lie in wait and ambush them using every stratagem of war.”

sharrukin on January 13, 2012 at 12:55 AM

Be sure and keep telling yourselves that they hate us because we’re free.

Dante on January 13, 2012 at 12:50 AM

It seems like that behavior is closer to something they would understand, though. And the conflict wasn’t started by anyone urinating on anyone’s corpse?

Axe on January 13, 2012 at 12:56 AM

WryTrvllr

I know, I know. But, “fish in a barrel,” as they say.

I mean, alt just posted as an expert on Australian riparian history.

Soooo tempting.

But, I’ll take your advice. Really not worth the time or effort.

Horace on January 13, 2012 at 12:57 AM

Be sure and keep telling yourselves that they hate us because we’re free.

Dante on January 13, 2012 at 12:50 AM

No, they hate us because we aren’t Muslim and not Dhimmis. You’ve got to be one or the other with the religion of pieces.

Malachi45 on January 13, 2012 at 12:57 AM

LOL. But, I’m somewhat torn. Would I rather piss on their faces, or their pieces that came out of the chipper? Or, maybe piss on their faces and then run their bodies through the chipper. Yeah, that’s the ticket.

TXUS on January 13, 2012 at 12:51 AM

Practice some self-control. Do both.

Igor R. on January 13, 2012 at 12:57 AM

Axe on January 13, 2012 at 12:48 AM

Bimmer, Driveway, Did you see it?

Bmore on January 13, 2012 at 12:54 AM

Oh, sorry. Nope. Not enough info to run it down. I’m sure it’s there, though — and shining in the warm sunlight :)

Axe on January 13, 2012 at 12:57 AM

The Geneva Convention ? Special Urinations Unit?

Latest SECDEF order:
Be sure not to open fire on them without your pinky extended!
Here’s a quote from history which will show how much a pouting political-correctness pissant and Clinton hack like Panetta has screwed and FUBARed his perspective of what real war is and always will be:

Cease firing, but if you see enemy planes in the air, shoot them down in a friendly fashion. – Admiral William “Bull” Halsey USN

viking01 on January 13, 2012 at 12:58 AM

Much indebted.

WryTrvllr on January 13, 2012 at 12:59 AM

Qur’an:9:5…

“Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, harass them, lie in wait and ambush them using every stratagem of war.”

sharrukin on January 13, 2012 at 12:55 AM

Perfect, and what we should do with them. And, worse …

TXUS on January 13, 2012 at 12:59 AM

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