The shutdown effects on the military

The US Military family takes the biggest hit in this government dork fest over DACA and the budget.

While they stand around poking each other over who’s to blame, the military and the entire country take a hit. Not only the military but all branches of the federal government now have to start determining who’s essential and who is not.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/01/21/what-happens-during-government-shutdown-7-things-should-know.html

But the military will not stand down during this idiocy. They will continue to do their job and possibly even give their life during this annual dork fest. While their families worry about the financial impact at home. Like they need more stress! Nice.

How about we just stop the Congress and Senate from getting paid, as in forfeit with no back pay, during these pissing matches that hold the whole country hostage.  Most of them are already wealthy it should be no problem.

And the optics here are amazing. The whole country is focused on the pathetic blame game that goes on during this time of crisis. And they will no doubt be appalled when the public calls them out on it. It’s not my fault! You can hear it now.

That’s it for now.

US Navy Tomahawks make special deliveries

Knock! Knock! Who’s there? Special delivery for Mr. Baghdadi! Will you accept the package?

Well, you can probably leave out the Knock! Knock! part. And you really can substitute in ‘BOOM! You’re dead!” You could liken it to an internet order in response to a snuff video! Real close to the a similar response to a cartoon by the Muslim community. Only now we are the ones offended and it is our turn to respond! Rapidly delivered to the senders.

Look Ma! No “boots on the ground!” Actually there are. Only there’s one over there and I think his other one is somewhere over there. But they’re not ours!

Go Navy! Lots of USN assets participated in the round of “home deliveries” to various factions in Iraq and Syria. USS Phillipine Sea and the USS Arleigh Burke launched the flock of Tomahawk missiles. While the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush supplied F/A 18-E fighters into the fray. Yep! the US Navy can kick your ass from long distance!

 

I must say that I am actually pleased to see that our fearless leader, AKA President Barrack Obama, has finally figured out that if one disturbed American veteran can jump the fence at the White House and get to the front door with a knife  then maybe, just maybe, these Islamic goofies could realistically take him out! Great wake up call if you ask me!

What I would like to convey here is that as a US Navy veteran I am proud to see the USN participate in the mayhem that is finally being delivered directly to those that so desperately deserve it! They are egotistical bullies hiding behind their religion just to prey on innocent and unarmed civilians for the most part. And these are their neighbors! I have to sympathy for them. And all their outrage over these attacks is nothing less than laughable.

One last thought. Is there any way we can have all the pilots be women and coat the weapons with bacon? Just thinking out loud.


Check out this article on the events. This is only the beginning …

You got yours! I got mine! Deal with it!

Some times a little bit of home goes a long way!

And an audio poke in the ear doesn’t hurt either!

This American soldier gets a big thumbs up from me! If you gotta listen to their stuff 5 times a day, every day I believe it is only fitting to give them a shot once in a while. Doncha think? And the twist here is they [Muslims] don’t particularly like music of any kind, especially something like this! But what the hey!

 

US Soldier Interrupts Muslim “Prayer Time” With National Anthem on Electric Guitar [WATCH]

Quoted from the Conservative Tribune
… In the midst of all of this comes a brief moment that is sure to bring a proud smile to most patriotic Americans. A video has been circulating recently on Facebook of a US soldier in Afghanistan doing his own rendition of the National Anthem on an electric guitar during a flag raising. This allegedly took place at the same time as the Muslim call to prayer.

Take a brief moment to listen and enjoy this electric version of the Star Spangled Banner. This is excellent, and a great expression of American pride and patriotism.  As tough as deployment can be on our troops, it is good to see them enjoying some of the creature comforts from home, even if only for a few moments.

Please share this on Facebook and Twitter if you thought this soldier did an excellent rendition of the “Star Spangled Banner”. 

All I can say here is that “I LIKE IT!“.

My Visit To The Moving Wall

My sojourn to see the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Moving Wall

A truly moving experience for me

The Moving Wall
The Moving Wall

If you don’t know what it is it is a 1/2 scale version of the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in Washington, DC that tours the country. When I found out that the Moving Wall memorial was going to be in southeast Michigan for only a few days I quickly made a hard mental note to go see it. And that is just what I did. On August 30 Saturday morning I made the trip out to Bennett Park in Hamburg, MI. Hamburg is a small town about 45 miles west of the metro Detroit area. Getting there was not a big issue although that area is full of small lakes and the roads are a spiders web to get around. But with the wonders of modern technology at our fingertips it wasn’t bad at all. And their signage was excellent. So between the two it went well.

Viewing the wall has always been an emotional trigger for me. The one in DC is mentally overpowering. And this smaller version carries with it all the same emotions, for me at least. You would think that 45 years would dull the sensitivity but it doesn’t. I was also on a second personal mission to get Faye Dean a rubbing of a family member, Jerry Fields, who is memorialized on the wall. He fell in combat in 1965.

The Moving Wall is just as impressive as the big one. And the respect and ceremony that is afforded this display is heartwarming. There is a ceremonial Honor Guard that patrols the Wall. Similar to the operations of the National Memorial. And there is a respectful reading of all the names along with the ringing of a bell with each name. With that as a background for viewing this display it evokes a very somber and thought provoking tone. All this is done by a combination of Vietnam Vets and current military volunteers. I did find Jerry on the one of the panels and got a rubbing of his name for Faye Dean. I had to meter my 3 passes of viewing the Wall.  It’s tough.

Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club
Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club

One surprise for me that someone had placed a small memorial on the grounds for the members of  “The Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club” that were lost. The Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club , of which I am proud to say that I a member, was created as a select group who were crews on US Navy ships and aircraft assigned to Yankee Station for combat support in the Gulf of Tonkin off North Vietnam during the conflict. Unfortunately there were 4 names on the list of pilot / bombardier-navigator crews from RVAh-13 that were lost. I am saddened to say I knew them all. The RVAH community was a small close knit group. It was a nice surprise to see them memorialized that way.

Along the way you always run into vets of all services, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, even civilian contractors,  that are there to share their personal experiences. The emotions are wide ranging. From simple reflection to tears. And the constant “Welcome home brother”, a traditional greeting between fellow Vietnam vets, along with a clasp is everywhere. Even from non-military people. With no other introduction needed.  And the great part was seeing families of memorialized loved ones along side those that are simply curious about the Wall. All in all a great experience.

There were many other static displays on the grounds of  preserved Vietnam era equipment and memorabilia to browse through. The static displays along with the photos, weapons, both US and captured, vehicles, even one display with constant audio chatter of actual combat communications is memory provoking. Some good, some bad. Even military canine units, an integral part of our military arsenal, were present. But all part of the memorials’ experience. I spent the good part of four hours at the memorial display and headed home.

While it was an emotional roller coaster for me throughout the day, it was a great sole comforting experience. If you have never seen the Wall in DC or the moving Wall, I would highly recommend it. You will not be disappointed.

Welcome Home

Karzai Wants US Troops To Pull Back To Military Bases | Fox News

President Barack Obama meets with Afghanistan ...
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Basically Afghan president Karzai not only wants the US troops to pull back to their bases but also wants all the NATO troops to do the same thing! And now we are getting flak from the Taliban! Are you kidding me! Guess they must also be speaking for the Afghan people. Oh! Wait! I thought they weren’t in control anymore? Now, with that done it would leave a majority of the country in the control of the Afghan militia and the Taliban. And we already have a good idea of what they are capable of! Right back to the old ways, only now they have better equipment. I say give them what they want, pull out and cut off the aid. Tag your it! You asked for it and you got it!

Karzai Wants US Troops To Pull Back To Military Bases | Fox News.

These guys are getting a whole lot of arrogant and telling us what we should and should not do. I say cut them loose! Pull out now! Why aren’t we all over Karsai to apprehend and prosecute the killers of the US and NATO troops?! My guess… he can’t because he’s not in charge of his militia.

It really is sad that we spent so many lives and money to get these asshats a “new” country. Apparently they are happy in a stone age culture based on bloodthirsty secular stupidity! But they do make a lot of noise for a bunch of goofies!

Veterans Day November 11 2010

Being a Navy veteran is something I never regret! And on this day of honor for ALL veterans from ALL wars and Police Actions I remember all of you. Some are not with us but some are , some are veterans of past conflicts and some are becoming veterans in current conflicts. From the bottom of my heart this is a day we can all be proud of our vets any age, any war.

Some critics say this country is a pile of … whatever, if that is so why do so many want to come here and it takes an act of Congress and a court order to get them to leave? Just thinkin out loud! With that said I salute ALL past and present vets! Good job and Welcome home!

Veteran Day Poster
Lincoln Quote
Lincolns Thoughts