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(Cleveland Plain Dealer)   It's got to be pretty embarrassing when you're a hot shot in the Army's elite Golden Knights parachute squad and you need to be rescued by the Coast Guard. "Hope he enjoyed the boat ride"   (cleveland.com) divider line 93
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2012-09-01 09:03:08 PM
I'm sorry, but how is it embarrassing to be rescued by the Coast Guard again?

Oh, forgot. They're not a real military branch, right?

The Coast Guard are badasses in the true sense of the word. Their primary mission is saving lives in some of the most inhospitable conditions on earth, from the Arctic ice, to the waters of Alaska, to the Gulf. The Rescue Swimmer program is one of the harshest military programs in the World, with drop out rates comparable to that of US Military tiered special forces training programs.

The Coast Guard also has a proud history of putting a boot in the ass of America's enemies at sea.

/Semper Paratus
 
2012-09-01 09:07:45 PM

BronyMedic: I'm sorry, but how is it embarrassing to be rescued by the Coast Guard again?


When you're a hot shot in an elite squad? Being rescued by Jesus riding a Tyrannosaurus and getting cover fire from Charlton Heston and John Wayne would be embarrassing.

Whoa, someone should paint that.
 
2012-09-01 09:11:45 PM

doglover: When you're a hot shot in an elite squad? Being rescued by Jesus riding a Tyrannosaurus and getting cover fire from Charlton Heston and John Wayne would be embarrassing.

Whoa, someone should paint that.


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-09-01 09:13:13 PM

BronyMedic: I'm sorry, but how is it embarrassing to be rescued by the Coast Guard again?

Oh, forgot. They're not a real military branch, right?

The Coast Guard are badasses in the true sense of the word. Their primary mission is saving lives in some of the most inhospitable conditions on earth, from the Arctic ice, to the waters of Alaska, to the Gulf. The Rescue Swimmer program is one of the harshest military programs in the World, with drop out rates comparable to that of US Military tiered special forces training programs.

The Coast Guard also has a proud history of putting a boot in the ass of America's enemies at sea.

/Semper Paratus


I think the issue is the Golden Knights aren't supposed to be blown 200 yards off target into the harbor.

(I once saw a Golden Knight have a streamer and land in a shopping cart in a supermarket parking lot next to an Emergency Room. (Apparently he broke his leg.))
 
2012-09-01 09:14:27 PM
(I didn't actually realize until 5 minutes ago that Cleveland had a harbor.)

((I think they showed it on 30 Rock though.))
 
2012-09-01 09:15:32 PM

BronyMedic: doglover: When you're a hot shot in an elite squad? Being rescued by Jesus riding a Tyrannosaurus and getting cover fire from Charlton Heston and John Wayne would be embarrassing.

Whoa, someone should paint that.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 250x193]


Ooooh, Pillls
 
2012-09-01 09:17:37 PM

doglover: Ooooh, Pillls


Better living through pharmacology! Or rather, how I learned to love legalized amphetamines.
 
2012-09-01 09:20:44 PM

BronyMedic: doglover: Ooooh, Pillls

Better living through pharmacology! Or rather, how I learned to love legalized amphetamines.


Wait, uppers? I can't take uppers... Not even for ADD
 
2012-09-01 09:20:59 PM

doglover: When you're a hot shot in an elite squad? Being rescued by Jesus riding a Tyrannosaurus and getting cover fire from Charlton Heston and John Wayne would be embarrassing.

Whoa, someone should paint that.


I'll chip in 5 bucks.
 
2012-09-01 09:34:06 PM

Red Shirt Blues: doglover: When you're a hot shot in an elite squad? Being rescued by Jesus riding a Tyrannosaurus and getting cover fire from Charlton Heston and John Wayne would be embarrassing.

Whoa, someone should paint that.

I'll chip in 5 bucks.


That should cover it, then
 
2012-09-01 09:58:16 PM
CSB time:

I was at a regular season Niners game in 2001 or 2002 and the halftime entertainment was the Golden Knights. Not more than a few seconds after they jumped out of the plane, two guys got tangled up and ended up in a spin that lasted what felt like several minutes (probably no more than one). At some point, one of the two detached from his main chute and pulled his backup but the other, when he detached, just plummeted. I kept watching him drop, waiting for his backup to open. When he dropped below the rim of the stadium I thought he was toast. The weird thing was that most of the stadium seemed to be oblivious. When I ran out onto the concourse to see what happened there were only a handful of people at the railing, watching. It turns out that the guy opened his chute with about 300-500 feet left and then fell in the bay. Some how he managed to survive the impact and not drown (must have had a life jacket) and was alive when the coast guard got there. That's all I got from the news that night.
 
2012-09-01 10:08:50 PM

Krieghund: Red Shirt Blues: doglover: When you're a hot shot in an elite squad? Being rescued by Jesus riding a Tyrannosaurus and getting cover fire from Charlton Heston and John Wayne would be embarrassing.

Whoa, someone should paint that.

I'll chip in 5 bucks.

That should cover it, then


Can you sell pictures of assholes on there? I want to take a picture of my asshole and get $5.
 
2012-09-01 10:54:21 PM

BronyMedic: I'm sorry, but how is it embarrassing to be rescued by the Coast Guard again?


When considering that the overly homoerotic gaybasher in your college fraternity was in the Coast Guard Auxiliary, then it would be embarrassing. But embarrassing to know that you actually recognize the person in question.
 
2012-09-01 10:55:13 PM
*Yawn* yet another "branch x of the military is tougher than branch y" post. It's the same thing as sports fans clamoring that "we" did it when some team they had nothing to do with wins a championship.

Here's a novel idea: study hard in school and get into college so that you can get a real job and you'll have options other than joining the military when you're done with high school.
 
2012-09-01 10:55:15 PM

verbal_jizm: CSB time:

I was at a regular season Niners game in 2001 or 2002 and the halftime entertainment was the Golden Knights. Not more than a few seconds after they jumped out of the plane, two guys got tangled up and ended up in a spin that lasted what felt like several minutes (probably no more than one). At some point, one of the two detached from his main chute and pulled his backup but the other, when he detached, just plummeted. I kept watching him drop, waiting for his backup to open. When he dropped below the rim of the stadium I thought he was toast. The weird thing was that most of the stadium seemed to be oblivious. When I ran out onto the concourse to see what happened there were only a handful of people at the railing, watching. It turns out that the guy opened his chute with about 300-500 feet left and then fell in the bay. Some how he managed to survive the impact and not drown (must have had a life jacket) and was alive when the coast guard got there. That's all I got from the news that night.




Ya know, the Golden Knights are starting to sound 'elite' in the same manner that every Snowflake is 'special'.
 
2012-09-01 10:57:58 PM

rebelyell2006: When considering that the overly homoerotic gaybasher in your college fraternity was in the Coast Guard Auxiliary, then it would be embarrassing. But embarrassing to know that you actually recognize the person in question.


Come on, you have to be more specific. You just described the entire Republican Party.
 
2012-09-01 11:00:16 PM

rebelyell2006: When considering that the overly homoerotic gaybasher in your college fraternity was in the Coast Guard Auxiliary, then it would be embarrassing. But embarrassing to know that you actually recognize the person in question.


I know all those words... but in that order they make no sense.
 
2012-09-01 11:00:36 PM
How did one guy get blown out of bounds but the others did not?
 
2012-09-01 11:01:35 PM
Shoulda called a PJ
 
2012-09-01 11:05:35 PM

doglover: rebelyell2006: When considering that the overly homoerotic gaybasher in your college fraternity was in the Coast Guard Auxiliary, then it would be embarrassing. But embarrassing to know that you actually recognize the person in question.

I know all those words... but in that order they make no sense.


The Coast Guard had an auxiliary branch, like the army and navy ROTC, but if I recall correctly it didn't last too long or else it wasn't particularly widespread. One of my fraternity brothers was in that auxiliary branch. And he was a gaybasher, but he was also very homoerotic in appearance and behavior. It would be embarrassing to be rescued by such a person. Especially once you realize you actually recognize the person's name and history.
 
2012-09-01 11:08:30 PM

rebelyell2006: doglover: rebelyell2006: When considering that the overly homoerotic gaybasher in your college fraternity was in the Coast Guard Auxiliary, then it would be embarrassing. But embarrassing to know that you actually recognize the person in question.

I know all those words... but in that order they make no sense.

The Coast Guard had an auxiliary branch, like the army and navy ROTC, but if I recall correctly it didn't last too long or else it wasn't particularly widespread. One of my fraternity brothers was in that auxiliary branch. And he was a gaybasher, but he was also very homoerotic in appearance and behavior. It would be embarrassing to be rescued by such a person. Especially once you realize you actually recognize the person's name and history.


That makes more sense.
 
2012-09-01 11:08:53 PM

rebelyell2006: doglover: rebelyell2006: When considering that the overly homoerotic gaybasher in your college fraternity was in the Coast Guard Auxiliary, then it would be embarrassing. But embarrassing to know that you actually recognize the person in question.

I know all those words... but in that order they make no sense.

The Coast Guard had an auxiliary branch, like the army and navy ROTC, but if I recall correctly it didn't last too long or else it wasn't particularly widespread. One of my fraternity brothers was in that auxiliary branch. And he was a gaybasher, but he was also very homoerotic in appearance and behavior. It would be embarrassing to be rescued by such a person. Especially once you realize you actually recognize the person's name and history.


The CG Auxiliary is not an ROTC program, it is more akin to the Civil Air Patrol with the Air Force. It is a completely volunteer and civilian outfit. And it is still very much in effect today and as widespread as it ever has been.
 
2012-09-01 11:09:56 PM
It was pretty breezy at the air show today but hardly a hurricane gale. The first guy down landed exactly on the target area...
 
2012-09-01 11:13:23 PM

jackbooty: rebelyell2006: doglover: rebelyell2006: When considering that the overly homoerotic gaybasher in your college fraternity was in the Coast Guard Auxiliary, then it would be embarrassing. But embarrassing to know that you actually recognize the person in question.

I know all those words... but in that order they make no sense.

The Coast Guard had an auxiliary branch, like the army and navy ROTC, but if I recall correctly it didn't last too long or else it wasn't particularly widespread. One of my fraternity brothers was in that auxiliary branch. And he was a gaybasher, but he was also very homoerotic in appearance and behavior. It would be embarrassing to be rescued by such a person. Especially once you realize you actually recognize the person's name and history.

The CG Auxiliary is not an ROTC program, it is more akin to the Civil Air Patrol with the Air Force. It is a completely volunteer and civilian outfit. And it is still very much in effect today and as widespread as it ever has been.


My college had a detachment of the Coat Guard auxiliary, and he was a member of it (the detachment, I should specify, and so I suppose a member of the auxiliary and the Coast Guard). So I did not know much about it beyond it being a bunch of sailor wannabees until you provided this information. You have expanded my understanding, but it would still be embarrassing to be rescued by that guy.
 
2012-09-01 11:16:23 PM
He should be more embarrassed he was in Cleveland.
 
2012-09-01 11:17:19 PM

xl5150: *Yawn* yet another "branch x of the military is tougher than branch y" post. It's the same thing as sports fans clamoring that "we" did it when some team they had nothing to do with wins a championship.

Here's a novel idea: study hard in school and get into college so that you can get a real job and you'll have options other than joining the military when you're done with high school.


*yawn* Yet another "my life choices were better than other people's live choices" post.
 
2012-09-01 11:18:07 PM
What is the limit for the longest headline?
 
2012-09-01 11:19:39 PM

RoyBatty: (I didn't actually realize until 5 minutes ago that Cleveland had a harbor.)

((I think they showed it on 30 Rock though.))


Cleveland? I thought that was just a fictional city on the Drew Carey Show.
 
2012-09-01 11:28:47 PM

RoyBatty: (I didn't actually realize until 5 minutes ago that Cleveland had a harbor.)

((I think they showed it on 30 Rock though.))


Yeah, we got uniforms and everything.
 
2012-09-01 11:33:49 PM
What's embarrassing is how militaristic our nation has become.
 
2012-09-01 11:39:05 PM

rebelyell2006: doglover: rebelyell2006: When considering that the overly homoerotic gaybasher in your college fraternity was in the Coast Guard Auxiliary, then it would be embarrassing. But embarrassing to know that you actually recognize the person in question.

I know all those words... but in that order they make no sense.

The Coast Guard had an auxiliary branch, like the army and navy ROTC, but if I recall correctly it didn't last too long or else it wasn't particularly widespread. One of my fraternity brothers was in that auxiliary branch. And he was a gaybasher, but he was also very homoerotic in appearance and behavior. It would be embarrassing to be rescued by such a person. Especially once you realize you actually recognize the person's name and history.


25.media.tumblr.com

I do.
 
2012-09-01 11:41:30 PM

BronyMedic: I'm sorry, but how is it embarrassing to be rescued by the Coast Guard again?

Oh, forgot. They're not a real military branch, right?

The Coast Guard are badasses in the true sense of the word. Their primary mission is saving lives in some of the most inhospitable conditions on earth, from the Arctic ice, to the waters of Alaska, to the Gulf. The Rescue Swimmer program is one of the harshest military programs in the World, with drop out rates comparable to that of US Military tiered special forces training programs.

The Coast Guard also has a proud history of putting a boot in the ass of America's enemies at sea.

/Semper Paratus


Former Coastie here. Thanms
 
2012-09-01 11:42:22 PM

Frank N Stein: BronyMedic: I'm sorry, but how is it embarrassing to be rescued by the Coast Guard again?

Oh, forgot. They're not a real military branch, right?

The Coast Guard are badasses in the true sense of the word. Their primary mission is saving lives in some of the most inhospitable conditions on earth, from the Arctic ice, to the waters of Alaska, to the Gulf. The Rescue Swimmer program is one of the harshest military programs in the World, with drop out rates comparable to that of US Military tiered special forces training programs.

The Coast Guard also has a proud history of putting a boot in the ass of America's enemies at sea.

/Semper Paratus

Former Coastie here. Thanms


Thanks, rather

/stupid phone.
 
2012-09-01 11:42:53 PM
Gentlemen, I think it is clear he was
(•_•)
( •_•)>⌐■-■
Out of his element
(⌐■_■)

YEEEEAAAHHHH!!!!!
 
2012-09-01 11:47:51 PM
It'll be more embarrassing when he finds out he can't wash the stench of Cleveland off of him and he smells like that for the next several months.

It could have been worse, the Cuyahoga river could have caught on fire again and he would have had the choice of drowning or burning to death if he fell in there.


www.ohiohistorycentral.org
 
2012-09-01 11:47:54 PM

xl5150: *Yawn* yet another "branch x of the military is tougher than branch y" post. It's the same thing as sports fans clamoring that "we" did it when some team they had nothing to do with wins a championship.

Here's a novel idea: study hard in school and get into college so that you can get a real job and you'll have options other than joining the military when you're done with high school.


ecx.images-amazon.com

hotlink
 
2012-09-01 11:49:27 PM
Why the hell are we spending money on this crap anyway?

Golden Knights? Blue Angels?

Shouldn't you be out killing swarthy guys?
 
2012-09-01 11:50:19 PM

farkityfarker: What's embarrassing is how militaristic our nation has become.




What's truly embarrassing is how some believe our country would be able to survive without the military, cause, you know, peace love & understanding .
 
2012-09-01 11:54:01 PM

adeist69: farkityfarker: What's embarrassing is how militaristic our nation has become.



What's truly embarrassing is how some believe our country would be able to survive without the military, cause, you know, peace love & understanding .


I own a gun. I don't stand on the corner every day twirling it on my finger shouting "yee hah!"
 
2012-09-01 11:58:01 PM

farkityfarker: What's embarrassing is how militaristic our nation has become.


The Golden Knights have existed since 1959, and the Coast Guard since 1790.

What's REALLY embarassing are those people who think being proud of your nation's soldiers and their abilities to demonstrate what they know, while hoping never to have to use them, means you're one step away from nationalistic militarism and fascism.

But most people live longer than their first year of college, and grow out of that nonsense.

adeist69: What's truly embarrassing is how some believe our country would be able to survive without the military, cause, you know, peace love & understanding .


I KNOW RIGHT?! Don't people understand that humanity has evolved to the point where all you need is a strongly worded letter from a multinational body with no real teeth?
 
2012-09-02 12:01:02 AM

Solid Muldoon: Why the hell are we spending money on this crap anyway?

Golden Knights? Blue Angels?



Yellow Moons? Orange Stars? Green Clovers?
 
2012-09-02 12:03:31 AM

Solid Muldoon: Why the hell are we spending money on this crap anyway?

Golden Knights? Blue Angels?

Shouldn't you be out killing swarthy guys?


Recruiting. Some kid sees it, says "I wanna do that", and everyone else gets to avoid having a draft while the kid lives out his parachute dreams scrubbing a toilet in Afghanistan.
 
2012-09-02 12:09:23 AM
csb:

When I was deployed on an aircraft carrier, one of our fighters accidentally shot down a USAF reconnaissance jet. The pilots of the struck plane ejected and came down in the Aegean Sea where they bobbed around until we sent out a helicopter to bring them in for medical treatment. The XO immediately went down to Sick Bay to see them because, being a pilot himself, he knew that the first thing on any pilot's mind in that situation is "Why did my plane blow up? Did I do something wrong? Is my career finished?" and he wanted to reassure them.

So he gets there and he see two huge dudes who must have been just under the maximum height limit, and who as it was later found out had both played college football. One had broken his shoulder or something and they rounded on him when he came in, and he blurted out, "I'm sorry guys, but we shot you down." They were so relieved that they hugged him (one-armed in one case, I guess). XO later admitted to being terrified.

/csb
 
2012-09-02 12:12:29 AM

adeist69: farkityfarker: What's embarrassing is how militaristic our nation has become.

What's truly embarrassing is how some believe our country would be able to survive without the military, cause, you know, peace love & understanding .


That was the worst strawman ever, Towelie.
 
2012-09-02 12:15:13 AM

Silly Jesus: Solid Muldoon: Why the hell are we spending money on this crap anyway?

Golden Knights? Blue Angels?

Shouldn't you be out killing swarthy guys?

Recruiting. Some kid sees it, says "I wanna do that", and everyone else gets to avoid having a draft while the kid lives out his parachute dreams scrubbing a toilet in Afghanistan.


The motives of people who choose military service or parenthood often wouldn't stand up to scrutiny, but we benefit by it just the same.
 
2012-09-02 12:19:01 AM

Gdalescrboz: Shoulda called a PJ


hahahaha... Very nice!
 
2012-09-02 12:20:39 AM
s13.postimage.org
 
2012-09-02 12:20:49 AM

Silly Jesus: Solid Muldoon: Why the hell are we spending money on this crap anyway?

Golden Knights? Blue Angels?

Shouldn't you be out killing swarthy guys?

Recruiting. Some kid sees it, says "I wanna do that", and everyone else gets to avoid having a draft while the kid lives out his parachute dreams scrubbing a toilet in Afghanistan.


They join because their Dad did. Or because of the recruiters who show up at every high school in the country every year. Or because it beats working at McDonalds.

Don't get me wrong. I think the military is a fine career, as did my grandfather, my father and all of my uncles.

I just think this show-boating is a waste of time and money and makes us look like the drunk guy at a bar unzipping his pants and shouting, "Check this out, babe!"
 
2012-09-02 12:25:45 AM

Solid Muldoon: Silly Jesus: Solid Muldoon: Why the hell are we spending money on this crap anyway?

Golden Knights? Blue Angels?

Shouldn't you be out killing swarthy guys?

Recruiting. Some kid sees it, says "I wanna do that", and everyone else gets to avoid having a draft while the kid lives out his parachute dreams scrubbing a toilet in Afghanistan.

They join because their Dad did. Or because of the recruiters who show up at every high school in the country every year. Or because it beats working at McDonalds.

Don't get me wrong. I think the military is a fine career, as did my grandfather, my father and all of my uncles.

I just think this show-boating is a waste of time and money and makes us look like the drunk guy at a bar unzipping his pants and shouting, "Check this out, babe!"


www.latimes.com

Would like a word...
 
2012-09-02 12:36:05 AM

Silly Jesus: Solid Muldoon: Silly Jesus: Solid Muldoon: Why the hell are we spending money on this crap anyway?

Golden Knights? Blue Angels?

Shouldn't you be out killing swarthy guys?

Recruiting. Some kid sees it, says "I wanna do that", and everyone else gets to avoid having a draft while the kid lives out his parachute dreams scrubbing a toilet in Afghanistan.

They join because their Dad did. Or because of the recruiters who show up at every high school in the country every year. Or because it beats working at McDonalds.

Don't get me wrong. I think the military is a fine career, as did my grandfather, my father and all of my uncles.

I just think this show-boating is a waste of time and money and makes us look like the drunk guy at a bar unzipping his pants and shouting, "Check this out, babe!"

[www.latimes.com image 300x400]

Would like a word...


Okay, who is that and why would he like a word with me?

Did he spend his career in the Shriner's Motorized Tricycle Parade Division of the army?
 
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