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2012-08-20 09:47:58 AM

d_lebowski: That is some of the weakest trolling I have ever seen on Fark. I would accuse you of not trying except that it reads like you are genuinely trying.


except he got how many farking morons who should know better to quote his garbage?
 
2012-08-20 09:51:23 AM

AiryAnne: Had drinks on Friday with 10+ Vietnam vets want Obama out. Had breakfast on Saturday with 2 WW2 vets, 1 Korean war vet, and 1 Vietnam vet who want Obama out.

Unfortunately, they don't write poetry.


Yeah. Poetry is more for smart people.
 
2012-08-20 09:52:22 AM

Bendal: Not only did he serve in WWII at Dutch Harbor, but he also still participates (at 92!) in decathlons and other track and field events (for 90+ old athletes, but still), and holds many US and world records in these kind of competitions.

/yes the decathlon for 90+ year old athletes has the same events for younger athletes
//well done sir, well done
///for your service and your poetry


Any video of him pole vaulting or high jumping?
 
2012-08-20 09:53:53 AM

AiryAnne: Had drinks on Friday with 10+ Vietnam vets want Obama out. Had breakfast on Saturday with 2 WW2 vets, 1 Korean war vet, and 1 Vietnam vet who want Obama out.

Unfortunately, they don't write poetry.


They likely (demographically) wanted Clinton out too, so their opinion is probably not related to specific policy.

The military is strongly conservative. No shock there.
 
2012-08-20 09:54:44 AM

AiryAnne: Had drinks on Friday with 10+ Vietnam vets want Obama out. Had breakfast on Saturday with 2 WW2 vets, 1 Korean war vet, and 1 Vietnam vet who want Obama out.

Unfortunately, they don't write poetry.


Oh, I see. You know more vets personally that are against Obama than this one fellow who isn't, so clearly that must invalidate his opinion.

Maybe they all just really want to bomb Iran.
 
2012-08-20 09:55:52 AM

Tumunga: mainsail: Tumunga: awwww, him don't like Romney, so the farklibtards want him to be a hero. Awwwwww

-5 of 10.

Come on now. On the surface, it appears amateurish, but it appears to be working pretty good.


I gave it a 1 out of 10. The one point was for giving me a completely irrelevant "awww kitty like marshmallows!" moment this morning, which was needed.
 
2012-08-20 09:57:32 AM
www.globalnerdy.com


/Thanks for your service
/Sorry about your Alzheimer's
 
2012-08-20 09:58:34 AM

Carn: Oh, I see. You know more vets personally that are against Obama than this one fellow who isn't, so clearly that must invalidate his opinion.


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FARTBAMA WOUDLN'T LET US WIN!
 
2012-08-20 10:00:11 AM
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2012-08-20 10:02:42 AM

GameSprocket: AiryAnne: Had drinks on Friday with 10+ Vietnam vets want Obama out. Had breakfast on Saturday with 2 WW2 vets, 1 Korean war vet, and 1 Vietnam vet who want Obama out.

Unfortunately, they don't write poetry.

They likely (demographically) wanted Clinton out too, so their opinion is probably not related to specific policy.

The military is strongly conservative. No shock there.


Being married to the military for over a decade now, I will say this: among the younger, more educated folks, the military is starting to lean lefter than before. Sure, the uneducated grunts tend to still believe the BS about the Republicans giving the military better pay, or equipment, or whatever else. But among the young officers, I'd say it's at least half and half.

Well, my wife is also medical, so my admittedly anecdotal evidence may be skewed by a demographically narrow perspective...
 
2012-08-20 10:02:57 AM

Lenny_da_Hog: Stationed in Dutch Harbor?

Poor Dude. He's a hero.

/typical Dutch Harbor Police Blotter (real, not parody):

July 25 21:31 hours -- Officers issued a trespass advisement to a sobbing, intoxicated man who had been asked not to return to the Airport Bar after he began a disconcerting dance inside the restaurant and argued with employees about payouts for scratch cards.

July 26 00:12 hours -- Officer issued a trespass advisement to a no longer sobbing but still intoxicated man whose obstreperous behavior could not be tolerated at the Grand Aleutian hotel.

July 26 1:28 hours -- A now comatose but no longer sobbing inebriate was taken into protective custody after he was found passed out in front of the clinic, where he had tottered for treatment of medical problems which he refused to divulge to medical practitioners.


You realize that during WWII it was a War Zone. Hell, grab a police blotter from modern day Guadelcanal. Serving there must have been a cake walk.
 
2012-08-20 10:06:17 AM

Carn: AiryAnne: Had drinks on Friday with 10+ Vietnam vets want Obama out. Had breakfast on Saturday with 2 WW2 vets, 1 Korean war vet, and 1 Vietnam vet who want Obama out.

Unfortunately, they don't write poetry.

Oh, I see. You know more vets personally that are against Obama than this one fellow who isn't, so clearly that must invalidate his opinion.

Maybe they all just really want to bomb Iran.


Or maybe there is a simpler explanation in that anyone that would associate with a guy that calls himself AiryAnne is most likely also a racist fark knob, and wants the black guy gone.
 
2012-08-20 10:07:30 AM

Jackson Herring: Carn: Oh, I see. You know more vets personally that are against Obama than this one fellow who isn't, so clearly that must invalidate his opinion.

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FARTBAMA WOUDLN'T LET US WIN!


haha nice.

/and he won't this time either...
 
2012-08-20 10:10:49 AM

More_Like_A_Stain: Carn: AiryAnne: Had drinks on Friday with 10+ Vietnam vets want Obama out. Had breakfast on Saturday with 2 WW2 vets, 1 Korean war vet, and 1 Vietnam vet who want Obama out.

Unfortunately, they don't write poetry.

Oh, I see. You know more vets personally that are against Obama than this one fellow who isn't, so clearly that must invalidate his opinion.

Maybe they all just really want to bomb Iran.

Or maybe there is a simpler explanation in that anyone that would associate with a guy that calls himself AiryAnne is most likely also a racist fark knob, and wants the black guy gone.


Also a possibility, although I try to give people the benefit of doubt.
 
2012-08-20 10:12:02 AM

Shadowknight: Being married to the military for over a decade now, I will say this: among the younger, more educated folks, the military is starting to lean lefter than before. Sure, the uneducated grunts tend to still believe the BS about the Republicans giving the military better pay, or equipment, or whatever else. But among the young officers, I'd say it's at least half and half.


My brother's experience was pretty much that. Though he joined at 28, so he was 10 years older than the other Pvts - the first time someone brought up DADT (they were in basic, before the repeal had gone through), the company was in unanimous agreement that, as Barry Goldwater said: "You don't need to BE straight to serve in the armed forces, just to SHOOT straight." And based on how he related the conversation to me, any of them would have taken a gay servicemember's side over a homophobe's (especially a Congressional homophobe - those guys REALLY hate chickenhawks) any day.
 
2012-08-20 10:13:33 AM

Rincewind53: He reminds me of my 88-year-old grandfather, who carved a sarcastic bust of George W. Bush clutching an airplane to his chest and gazing off into the sky heroically, with an American flag painted across his body and a tear running down his eye.


Picture, please.
 
2012-08-20 10:23:56 AM

Evil Twin Skippy: You realize that during WWII it was a War Zone. Hell, grab a police blotter from modern day Guadelcanal. Serving there must have been a cake walk.


It's a hell zone *now*. It's one of the slimiest pits of fish-guts and humanity ever put together in a blender.

Seriously. Poor dude.

However, we Alaskans *love* the Unalaska police blotter. It's a treasure.
 
2012-08-20 10:42:20 AM

AiryAnne: Had drinks on Friday with 10+ Vietnam vets want Obama out. Had breakfast on Saturday with 2 WW2 vets, 1 Korean war vet, and 1 Vietnam vet who want Obama out.

Unfortunately, they don't write poetry.


Stupid far right idiots. Who cares what the old geezers say.



/Am I doing this right?
 
2012-08-20 10:46:55 AM

Lenny_da_Hog: Stationed in Dutch Harbor?

Poor Dude. He's a hero.

/typical Dutch Harbor Police Blotter (real, not parody):

July 25 21:31 hours -- Officers issued a trespass advisement to a sobbing, intoxicated man who had been asked not to return to the Airport Bar after he began a disconcerting dance inside the restaurant and argued with employees about payouts for scratch cards.

July 26 00:12 hours -- Officer issued a trespass advisement to a no longer sobbing but still intoxicated man whose obstreperous behavior could not be tolerated at the Grand Aleutian hotel.

July 26 1:28 hours -- A now comatose but no longer sobbing inebriate was taken into protective custody after he was found passed out in front of the clinic, where he had tottered for treatment of medical problems which he refused to divulge to medical practitioners.


Actually, Dutch was attacked in mid 1942 as part of the overall Japanese plan to extend their defensive perimeter. They lost at Midway but gained a foothold in the Aleutians, attacking Dutch Harbor in the process. If you watch Deadliest Catch they'll show Mike Rowe next to a concrete bunker on top of a hill. Dutch was a major staging ground for the counter attack.

I know, I know, sperging.
 
2012-08-20 10:50:16 AM

AiryAnne: Had drinks on Friday with 10+ Vietnam vets want Obama out. Had breakfast on Saturday with 2 WW2 vets, 1 Korean war vet, and 1 Vietnam vet who want Obama out.

Unfortunately, they don't write poetry.


Do they know exactly why they want Obama out? Seriously. Do they have reasons beyond the Fox News talking points or the classic "he's black"? Because when I talk to vets who don't like Obama they can rarely muster a single reason as to why they want him out, just trusting that the two tools running under the "R" label will somehow, magically, make everything better.
 
2012-08-20 10:53:05 AM

trotsky: Actually, Dutch was attacked in mid 1942 as part of the overall Japanese plan to extend their defensive perimeter. They lost at Midway but gained a foothold in the Aleutians, attacking Dutch Harbor in the process. If you watch Deadliest Catch they'll show Mike Rowe next to a concrete bunker on top of a hill. Dutch was a major staging ground for the counter attack.

I know, I know, sperging.


I KNOW THIS. It does not discount the fact that anyone who had to go to Dutch Harbor for anything has made a sacrifice.

/Tough farking room this morning. Jesus.
 
2012-08-20 11:02:04 AM

Lenny_da_Hog: trotsky: Actually, Dutch was attacked in mid 1942 as part of the overall Japanese plan to extend their defensive perimeter. They lost at Midway but gained a foothold in the Aleutians, attacking Dutch Harbor in the process. If you watch Deadliest Catch they'll show Mike Rowe next to a concrete bunker on top of a hill. Dutch was a major staging ground for the counter attack.

I know, I know, sperging.

I KNOW THIS. It does not discount the fact that anyone who had to go to Dutch Harbor for anything has made a sacrifice.

/Tough farking room this morning. Jesus.


Sorry man. I'm in a sperging mood and just finished reading the really nice book "WWII in Alaska" on the toilet, so I'm full of information.

/Useless information.
 
2012-08-20 11:09:54 AM
Also lulzworthy was his slip where he said "contestant" instead of "candidate". I'm going to start using that from now on. So true...
 
2012-08-20 11:51:49 AM
Dr. Seuss is apparently not dead.
 
2012-08-20 11:55:28 AM

Tumunga: awwww, him don't like Romney, so the farklibtards want him to be a hero. Awwwwww

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Did you see the uniform? He is a hero you weasley, whining, jack-wagon.
 
2012-08-20 12:00:50 PM

Dr Dreidel: randomjsa: Is he above criticism?

I get so confused on that because sometimes people have this "status", they've been in the military, or were injured in combat, or somebody related to them died in combat, or died in some other fashion that is generally admired (firefighter, police officer, ect). The point is that when they say something or have an opinion, you are not permitted to be critical of them because HOW DARE you they are (status here)! This can even extend to people based on gender or sexual orientation, but that's a lot less common.

Wait, never mind any of that, because we all know how it works: "How dare you be critical of somebody expressing an opinion liberals like!"

Do we need to do this do-se-do every damn time?

It's confirmation bias writ large - the pro-Romney camp will either swift-boat him or say "Thank you for your service, but I disagree"; and the prObama camp will lionize him or (like Shadowknight said) snark about how it doesn't take a WWII veteran to figure Romney's full of it.

Just like when a military man stands up and voices full-throat support for Sarah Palin because death panels are hiding in the pages of the Korans at your local library.

// well, if they're schizophrenic like that, one would hope that everyone points him toward the thorazine, but you get my meaning


I find the thorazine reference highly amusing.
 
2012-08-20 12:01:02 PM

AiryAnne: Had drinks on Friday with 10+ Vietnam vets want Obama out. Had breakfast on Saturday with 2 WW2 vets, 1 Korean war vet, and 1 Vietnam vet who want Obama out.

Unfortunately, they don't write poetry.


Also unfortunate: too stupid to realize that Obama out means Romney in.

That's pretty stupid.
 
2012-08-20 01:01:00 PM
Cool share bro. Thanks.
 
2012-08-20 01:15:17 PM
Meh
 
2012-08-20 03:09:33 PM

Lunaville: Tumunga: awwww, him don't like Romney, so the farklibtards want him to be a hero. Awwwwww

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Did you see the uniform? He is a hero you weasley, whining, jack-wagon.


Bu-bu-but look at the kitty!!
 
2012-08-20 05:29:52 PM

Shadowknight: Being married to the military for over a decade now, I will say this: among the younger, more educated folks, the military is starting to lean lefter than before. Sure, the uneducated grunts tend to still believe the BS about the Republicans giving the military better pay, or equipment, or whatever else. But among the young officers, I'd say it's at least half and half.


It'shiat and miss with the military, depending on the specific issues. Most of my experience is dealing with the enlisted - I'm not terribly sure about officers.

What one typically sees is the young, single, poorly educated enlisted troops blindly following the Republican party. All they hear is "D-FENSE! D-FENSE!" out of Republican mouths - young troops love when the military gets new equipment, bases get renovated, etc.

You'll see a split around the 10-15 year mark. NCOs at this level have become more educated, have started families (which makes them think more about their future, public schools, etc), and have developed a bit more understanding on international affairs. They also realize that most of the money funneled into the defense bills seldom benefits them directly - it's spent on contractors, useless junk that doesn't fulfill its mission requirements, or on another deployment keeping them away from their family. Many will stop voting straight-party, and will support any R or D who fights to keep their bases open. But a good percentage will dig in like ticks, and follow the Republican cause in spite of the damage it does.

By the 20-25 year mark things look a bit different. Many are more concerned with veterans benefits than military funding - and the Democrats are typically the biggest supporters of veterans. But a small percentage are planning to walk into a contractor or civilian federal position. This group is the most dangerous - they are the loudest opponents of any Democrat, are close enough to retirement to badmouth whomever they choose, and, sadly, are role models for the younger troops.
 
2012-08-20 07:13:12 PM

clkeagle: Shadowknight: Being married to the military for over a decade now, I will say this: among the younger, more educated folks, the military is starting to lean lefter than before. Sure, the uneducated grunts tend to still believe the BS about the Republicans giving the military better pay, or equipment, or whatever else. But among the young officers, I'd say it's at least half and half.

It'shiat and miss with the military, depending on the specific issues. Most of my experience is dealing with the enlisted - I'm not terribly sure about officers.

What one typically sees is the young, single, poorly educated enlisted troops blindly following the Republican party. All they hear is "D-FENSE! D-FENSE!" out of Republican mouths - young troops love when the military gets new equipment, bases get renovated, etc.

You'll see a split around the 10-15 year mark. NCOs at this level have become more educated, have started families (which makes them think more about their future, public schools, etc), and have developed a bit more understanding on international affairs. They also realize that most of the money funneled into the defense bills seldom benefits them directly - it's spent on contractors, useless junk that doesn't fulfill its mission requirements, or on another deployment keeping them away from their family. Many will stop voting straight-party, and will support any R or D who fights to keep their bases open. But a good percentage will dig in like ticks, and follow the Republican cause in spite of the damage it does.

By the 20-25 year mark things look a bit different. Many are more concerned with veterans benefits than military funding - and the Democrats are typically the biggest supporters of veterans. But a small percentage are planning to walk into a contractor or civilian federal position. This group is the most dangerous - they are the loudest opponents of any Democrat, are close enough to retirement to badmouth whomever they choose, and, sadly, are role models for the younger troops.


The one's I'm seeing are typically seeing that, as you say, Republicans talk a huge game about "supporting the troops," and then funnel every dime they can to contractor companies at the expense and benefits of the members.

Democrats usually do cut back on the military spending, true, but rarely at the expense of the individuals in uniform. I have heard so many brainwashed righties scream about how Clinton gutted the Navy (500 ships to 350 or some such), but average pay actually went up past the rate of inflation.

It's a lot to work against, when most of the senior guys try to drill it into their heads early in, when they are young and don't know shiat about shiat, but it's slowly changing.
 
2012-08-21 03:12:20 AM

DeaH: Tumunga: awwww, him don't like Romney, so the farklibtards want him to be a hero. Awwwwww

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Silly, Con! His service makes him a hero. His political opinions just make him right. But it is awfully fetching of you to try to do something! Keep trying, and maybe, one day, you'll get something right.


You all forget?
Military veterans are heroes only if they return home Republicans.

On the other hand, if they return home saying "That was a horrible, inhumane, expensive, totally ass-sucking thing we just did. We should stop doing that kind of shiat. In fact, I'm turning Democrat. My name is John Kerry/Ralph Maxwell/Jimmy Carter, and I approve this message.", well, then...
 
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