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(Gainesville Sun)   Hero: Marine attacks a man for dressing up as a paralyzed vet on Halloween. Florida: The man really is a paralyzed vet. Fark: The Marine was wearing a pink tutu   (gainesville.com) divider line 155
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2012-11-02 11:35:47 AM

1derful: People think the Jarheads are stupid, but I'll tell you- it takes a good deal of smarts to be a medic or a chaplain.


Medics are in the Navy.
 
2012-11-02 11:36:03 AM
He's just lucky he wasn't driving a taxi.
 
2012-11-02 11:36:12 AM

sjmcc13: Now if the marine first verifies that the person is not disabled, and that the costume is out of disrespect for the military, then maybe.


Because they fight to protect our freedom, including freedom of speech, and disrespecting them means you should be punished?
 
2012-11-02 11:36:50 AM

Cpl.D: 1derful: People think the Jarheads are stupid, but I'll tell you- it takes a good deal of smarts to be a medic or a chaplain.

I see what you did there.


Ohhh, now I see.
 
2012-11-02 11:37:02 AM

Tat'dGreaser: Good job 1derful, that's two of em


It's the gift that just keeps giving.
 
2012-11-02 11:37:38 AM

Theaetetus: It's the gift that just keeps giving.


I didn't think the Core thing could be topped. This might do it.
 
2012-11-02 11:39:07 AM

factoryconnection: Effectively, this story should be "drunk idiot assaults man without warning out of misguided sense of patriotism tribalism."


There was no defense of country here. It was simply a (mistakenly) perceived insult to his Marineness.
 
GBB
2012-11-02 11:39:35 AM
Temper Fi
 
2012-11-02 11:40:40 AM

hermitage_deux: The guy was dressed for halloween as a wounded soldier in a wheelchair with fake blood all over his face.
I'm glad the marine clocked him, even if he was once in the army.

it's like a cop wearing his own uniform on halloween with bullet holes in his chest and head. that's just stupid, and very disrespectful.

/ posing as a wounded, disabled vet is not cool
// where can i contribute to defense fund?


Lighten up.

As a disabled vet I think it's pretty damn funny that another disabled vet dressed up as a wounded soldier for halloween. He wore a uniform for this country once and has every right to poke fun at the military.
 
2012-11-02 11:41:12 AM

henryhill: I have a job that what I wear would make a great halloween costume, but I don't wear it on halloween. You know why? Because its my farking uniform!


Normally I'd agree with this. But as a guy in a wheel chair he has to integrate the chair into his costume or people get confused. "A disabled vampire? I don't get it." "No, I'm a regular vampire I just happen to be disabled." So his choices are pretty much limited to disabled vet or Stephen Hawking, and he probably didn't have a Speak-n-Spell available.
 
2012-11-02 11:41:38 AM

JackieRabbit: HatMadeOfAss: The core Corps is disappoint, son. A Marine soldier should know better.

/Wife-like typing, etc.
//Semper Fuuuuuuuuu...
///...dge

FTFY, because I know some jar heads would kick your ass for either of those mistakes.


I see that you're new here
 
2012-11-02 11:42:04 AM
I need to work on my headlines more, rather than just rushing to submit something before anyone else does.
 
2012-11-02 11:44:42 AM

Theaetetus: sjmcc13: Now if the marine first verifies that the person is not disabled, and that the costume is out of disrespect for the military, then maybe.

Because they fight to protect our freedom, including freedom of speech, and disrespecting them means you should be punished?

Depends on the nature of the disrespect...
 
2012-11-02 11:45:54 AM
This thread in a single picture:

img22.imageshack.us
 
2012-11-02 11:46:02 AM
Do you know why there are Marines on Navy vessels?


Because sheep would be obvious.

/Is a vet 
//Go Navy Beat Army
 
2012-11-02 11:46:22 AM

ransack.: hermitage_deux: The guy was dressed for halloween as a wounded soldier in a wheelchair with fake blood all over his face.
I'm glad the marine clocked him, even if he was once in the army.

it's like a cop wearing his own uniform on halloween with bullet holes in his chest and head. that's just stupid, and very disrespectful.

/ posing as a wounded, disabled vet is not cool
// where can i contribute to defense fund?

Man, I'm with you here. I do find that to be distasteful. Even for a bona fide disabled veteran.


Yes, thank God there are drunken former Marines to save us from the scourge of offensive halloween shenanigans.
 
2012-11-02 11:47:22 AM

Modguy: Cpl.D: 1derful: People think the Jarheads are stupid, but I'll tell you- it takes a good deal of smarts to be a medic or a chaplain.

I see what you did there.

Ohhh, now I see.


Me too, I got trolled really well!
 
2012-11-02 11:48:36 AM

AugieDoggyDaddy: Priotti told The Sun he served in the Army from 1996-98 and was paralyzed in an accident about 10 years ago that was not military-related.

Okay fellow vets, show of hands, who thinks the uniform is an apropiate holloween costume?

Also, Priotti served a whole two years in the Army, and apparently was not in the Army when paralyzed.
From the moment a person is sworn in, they will be a veteran when they leave the service. Doesn't matter how long or what they did in the service. Thirty days of thirty years.
Maybe some Army people can tell me about two year soldiers. In the Navy they are usaualy unfit for service.


I'm not a vet, but I do not think this guy (whose injuries occurred outside of military service) should be wearing a [defaced] uniform for Halloween, it is disrespecful to the men and women who ARE injured in service to the U.S., not a joke.
 
2012-11-02 11:48:59 AM

JackieRabbit: HatMadeOfAss: The core Corps is disappoint, son. A Marine soldier should know better.

/Wife-like typing, etc.
//Semper Fuuuuuuuuu...
///...dge

FTFY, because I know some jar heads would kick your ass for either of those mistakes.


i am a metal of honor winner marine core soldier. your wrong.
 
2012-11-02 11:49:15 AM

DirkTheDaring: Do you know why there are Marines on Navy vessels?


Because sheep would be obvious.

/Is a vet 
//Go Navy Beat Army


Go Army Sink Navy
 
2012-11-02 11:50:24 AM
Go Army Beat Army
 
2012-11-02 11:54:34 AM
Isn't it kind of weird that they included the accused's full address right down to his apartment number?
 
2012-11-02 11:54:47 AM
Well, the guy is disabled and he is a veteran. But, calling him a disabled veteran implies he was wounded in action. Total speculation on my part, but it kind of sounds as if he likes to play that card.
 
2012-11-02 11:55:48 AM
Too bad there wasn't what the President calls a "corpse-man" there to assist with the injuries.
 
2012-11-02 11:56:44 AM

sjmcc13: Theaetetus: sjmcc13: Now if the marine first verifies that the person is not disabled, and that the costume is out of disrespect for the military, then maybe.

Because they fight to protect our freedom, including freedom of speech, and disrespecting them means you should be punished?
Depends on the nature of the disrespect...


Wearing clothes with fake blood and sitting in a wheel chair?
 
2012-11-02 11:57:25 AM

JackieRabbit: HatMadeOfAss: The core Corps is disappoint, son. A Marine soldier should know better.

/Wife-like typing, etc.
//Semper Fuuuuuuuuu...
///...dge

FTFY, because I know some jar heads would kick your you're ass for either of those mistakes.


FTFY, because I know some grammarologists that would write a scathing op-ed piece in L.A. Weekly for that mistake.
 
2012-11-02 11:58:11 AM

ScotterOtter: Well, the guy is disabled and he is a veteran. But, calling him a disabled veteran implies he was wounded in action. Total speculation on my part, but it kind of sounds as if he likes to play that card.


Not necessarily... I'm a disabled veteran, and draw a disability pension on top of my retirement based on my service-connected disabilities. I wasn't wounded in action, but was broken in the service nonetheless.
 
2012-11-02 11:58:56 AM
semper fla.
 
2012-11-02 12:00:58 PM
Congratulations Mr. Wheelchair Bound Minding Your Own Business Man.
You're the next contestant on
ll-media.tmz.com
 
2012-11-02 12:03:34 PM

Cold_Sassy: AugieDoggyDaddy: Priotti told The Sun he served in the Army from 1996-98 and was paralyzed in an accident about 10 years ago that was not military-related.

Okay fellow vets, show of hands, who thinks the uniform is an apropiate holloween costume?

Also, Priotti served a whole two years in the Army, and apparently was not in the Army when paralyzed.
From the moment a person is sworn in, they will be a veteran when they leave the service. Doesn't matter how long or what they did in the service. Thirty days of thirty years.
Maybe some Army people can tell me about two year soldiers. In the Navy they are usaualy unfit for service.

I'm not a vet, but I do not think this guy (whose injuries occurred outside of military service) should be wearing a [defaced] uniform for Halloween, it is disrespecful to the men and women who ARE injured in service to the U.S., not a joke.


I'm not a cheerleader, but I do not think any women (whose violent murder occured outside of the reenactment of a campy horror movie) should be dressed up as a sexy zombie cheerleader for Halloween, it is disrespectful to the women who ARE murdered by ax wielding maniacs in service to giving 50 year old men chubs between halves of a football game, not a joke.
 
2012-11-02 12:04:12 PM

AugieDoggyDaddy: Okay fellow vets, show of hands, who thinks the uniform is an apropiate holloween costume?


Is there an age qualifier here? You know, like a sexy nurse costume is awesome on a hot 25 year old, but just bad taste on a six year old. Is there a cutoff where it's okay for a kid, but inappropriate for an adult?
 
2012-11-02 12:06:40 PM

AugieDoggyDaddy: Okay fellow vets, show of hands, who thinks the uniform is an apropiate holloween costume?


www.clotheslineblog.com
 
2012-11-02 12:09:01 PM
This thread has some potential for entertainment.
 
2012-11-02 12:09:20 PM

sjmcc13: Theaetetus: sjmcc13: Now if the marine first verifies that the person is not disabled, and that the costume is out of disrespect for the military, then maybe.

Because they fight to protect our freedom, including freedom of speech, and disrespecting them means you should be punished?
Depends on the nature of the disrespect...


Don't really care much for that Constitution, do ya?

Unless the guy was physically assaulting the Marine, there was no excuse for violence. In fact, were the Marine sill in the Corps, he'd be in deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep shiat for rouging up a townie over a costume.

The uniform does not give anybody the right to "punish" citizenry. Actions like this dishonor the uniform. The guy's a disgrace.
 
2012-11-02 12:11:37 PM
 
2012-11-02 12:12:32 PM
I think I side a bit more with the Marine here. The reason being was this guy was injured AFTER he was out of the service. Therefore, he was dressing up as a paralyzed vet. He is not a paralyzed vet, he is a vet who also happened to be paralyzed.

While the Marine shouldn't have decked the guy, it's kinda shiatty to dress as a paralyzed vet.
 
2012-11-02 12:14:28 PM
Ya got the wrong one, Marine
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-11-02 12:15:42 PM

Publikwerks: I think I side a bit more with the Marine here. The reason being was this guy was injured AFTER he was out of the service. Therefore, he was dressing up as a paralyzed vet. He is not a paralyzed vet, he is a vet who also happened to be paralyzed.

While the Marine shouldn't have decked the guy, it's kinda shiatty to dress as a paralyzed vet.


I agree that it's likely the second worst costume ever (Prince Harry still reigns as the Crown Prince of Douchebaggery), but it still isn't OK to knock out someone in a wheelchair. Unless you're in a wheelchair, too... Then it's game on.
 
2012-11-02 12:17:57 PM

hermitage_deux: The guy was dressed for halloween as a wounded soldier in a wheelchair with fake blood all over his face.
I'm glad the marine clocked him, even if he was once in the army.

it's like a cop wearing his own uniform on halloween with bullet holes in his chest and head. that's just stupid, and very disrespectful.

/ posing as a wounded, disabled vet is not cool
// where can i contribute to defense fund?


I'm glad somebody else thinks the wheelchair vet's costume was disrespectful, but I also still think the other Marine is also a douchebag in this situation. You don't get to hit somebody just because you don't like what they're doing. You're the adult, act like it.
 
2012-11-02 12:20:19 PM

Publikwerks: I think I side a bit more with the Marine here. The reason being was this guy was injured AFTER he was out of the service. Therefore, he was dressing up as a paralyzed vet. He is not a paralyzed vet, he is a vet who also happened to be paralyzed.

While the Marine shouldn't have decked the guy, it's kinda shiatty to dress as a paralyzed vet.


Yes, but you don't get to hit them just because you've worked out a way for their costume to be extra disrespectful to you personally.

/no matter what he decided to dress as, he would have been a paralyzed version of it
 
2012-11-02 12:21:33 PM

sdd2000: 1derful: People think the Jarheads are stupid, but I'll tell you- it takes a good deal of smarts to be a medic or a chaplain.

Marine "Chaplin" s is not normally possible. The United States Navy Chaplain Corps normally provides chaplins for the marines.


On the tv show "carrier" that was, I believe, on A&E channel they had a marine chaplin. Not so sure your statement is completely correct
 
2012-11-02 12:21:56 PM

hermitage_deux: it's like a cop wearing his own uniform on halloween with bullet holes in his chest and head. that's just stupid, and very disrespectful.


It may be stupid, it may be 'disrespectful', but it's still freedom of speech, he shouldn't get clocked for it.

I mean, he might be trying to draw attention to the plight of wounded veterans. That and, being stuck in a wheelchair, his options for costumes is somewhat limited.

AugieDoggyDaddy: Okay fellow vets, show of hands, who thinks the uniform is an apropiate holloween costume?


Being as how I'm still active duty, it's not a costume, is my thinking. However, a retired/ex military person might still have the stuff around, especially if he 'accessorizes' - doing the 'wounded vet' thing.

Cold_Sassy: I'm not a vet, but I do not think this guy (whose injuries occurred outside of military service) should be wearing a [defaced] uniform for Halloween, it is disrespecful to the men and women who ARE injured in service to the U.S., not a joke.


Well, I am a vet, active with 13 years, and I say "lighten up". For halloween you're supposed to be dressing as something you're not. He's not a wounded vet, we get that. If he actually tried to present himself as a wounded vet outside of halloween or stage play, then I think people would have a right to be butt-hurt. But he doesn't. Being confined to a wheelchair does limit his options, but while I'm sure there's more out there than 'wounded vet or Stephen Hawking', he's used the costume for years. It's easy. I'm stuck with nice thick glasses, so I usually do 'Mad Scientist'.
 
2012-11-02 12:22:33 PM
Stolen Lolor
 
2012-11-02 12:24:14 PM
Who the fark cares whether he was disabled in action or after leaving the service? Does it really matter?

It's a farking halloween costume! I think some of you idiots need a "lighten up, Francis" coffee mug by your computers.

A) As one guy already pointed out, there are limited costume options for a guy in a wheelchair.

B) What costume isn't offensive or disrespectful to someone out there? Sorry, that hot girl can't be a sexy nurse for halloween, since that is disrespectful to hard working nurses out there. Sorry, you can't wear a priest costume, since that is offensive to altar boys who were raped by them. Sorry, you can't be Freddy Kruger or Michael Myers, since that is offensive to the victims of actual mass murdering psychopaths. Sorry, you can't be Ponch from CHiPs, since that is disrespectful to the men who keep our highways safe (that one might already be protected by law). Sorry, you can't be a zombie, since that is offensive to the people who got their faces chewed off by people on bath salts. Sorry, that hot girl can't wear a sexy angel costume, since that is offensive to Christians.

I once rented a wheelchair and bought an old army uniform and bandana to be Tom Cruise from Born on the Fourth of July. I also grew out a scraggly beard like he had at one point in the movie. I'm glad I didn't go through with that costume (I didn't want to make my sexy-angel friend have to push me around all night), since I might have been beaten up for it.

Maybe this guy should go beat up Tom Cruise for wearing a costume and impersonating a veteran who was injured in the war. It is very disrespectful to wear costumes like that.
 
2012-11-02 12:26:15 PM

Heamer: STAND UP AND FIGHT ME LIKE A MAN, DO YOU EVEN LIFT


Hey, long time no see, man.

/miss the 'fro
 
2012-11-02 12:30:40 PM

RoxtarRyan: Temper Fi.

/hopes he has at least an Article 15 waiting him on top of charges


Article 15 is something he can control whether he gets it or not. All he'd have to do is decline it and then no Article 15.
 
2012-11-02 12:37:07 PM

FTDA: Modguy: Cpl.D: 1derful: People think the Jarheads are stupid, but I'll tell you- it takes a good deal of smarts to be a medic or a chaplain.

I see what you did there.

Ohhh, now I see.

Me too, I got trolled really well!


Telling a joke that some people don't get isn't trolling!
 
2012-11-02 12:41:03 PM

Kuroshin: Don't really care much for that Constitution, do ya?


I am not american, and no. While it has some good parts and allot of good ideas, it is limited by the writers not being able to forsee how things would change over time, and the USA's moronic refusal to change parts that need to be changed due to changes in society, technology and logical oversights.
 
2012-11-02 12:49:15 PM
AugieDoggyDaddy:

Okay fellow vets, show of hands, who thinks the uniform is an apropiate holloween costume?


Why would I go out and party in my work clothes? :-P

/I did dress as a soldier for Halloween once...when I was 10...a Civil War soldier, not current vet
 
2012-11-02 12:55:36 PM
I do enjoy threads about Marine Core soldiers; they do bring out the rookies.
 
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