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2012-11-05 11:55:25 AM
Was Admiral Kirk on that list?

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vpb [TotalFark]
2012-11-05 11:57:51 AM
i wonder how many of them now work for defense contractors?
 
2012-11-05 11:59:57 AM
Checks list for Richard Secord. Yup.
 
2012-11-05 12:02:03 PM

vpb: i wonder how many of them now work for defense contractors?


Exactly.
 
2012-11-05 12:02:09 PM

vpb: i wonder how many of them now work for defense contractors?


This.
 
2012-11-05 12:04:39 PM

vpb: i wonder how many of them now work for defense contractors?


My first thought exactly.
 
2012-11-05 12:05:32 PM
I can see how a draft dodger who hid in France while advocating for a war he wouldn't have to fight in who was hilariously wrong on getting Bin Laden would make a fine Commander in Chief.
 
2012-11-05 12:07:37 PM
I wonder where the ad is published. As in, what periodical?
 
2012-11-05 12:14:28 PM

MorrisBird: I wonder where the ad is published. As in, what periodical?


The Washington Times.
 
2012-11-05 12:15:33 PM
That's nice, but based on what?
 
2012-11-05 12:16:13 PM
As I noted in the redlit thread: if they'd like to return their retirement checks in protest I'm sure no one would complain
 
2012-11-05 12:16:48 PM
And it's not too late to downvote yesterday's redlit thread.
 
2012-11-05 12:21:02 PM
yawn
 
2012-11-05 12:25:48 PM
Call me when it's 10,000 lower ranking enlisted men and women. You know, the ones who will actually be getting killed on the field of battle.
 
2012-11-05 12:33:12 PM

vpb: i wonder how many of them now work for defense contractors?


I'd say more than half.

Cythraul: Call me when it's 10,000 lower ranking enlisted men and women. You know, the ones who will actually be getting killed on the field of battle.


So... much... this.
 
2012-11-05 12:39:22 PM
. . . retired? What about current ones?
 
2012-11-05 12:41:42 PM

vpb: i wonder how many of them now work for defense contractors?


sfist.com
 
2012-11-05 12:45:05 PM
The military industrial complex supports itself.
 
2012-11-05 12:47:39 PM

vernonFL: The military industrial complex supports itself.


It also lobbies Congress. Using money it gets from Congress.

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2012-11-05 12:53:48 PM
Can I haz more defense money that army / navy I don't work for anymore isn't requesting so I can consult with firm to make more shiat we don't need?

PLEASE!
 
2012-11-05 12:54:46 PM

vpb: i wonder how many of them now work for defense contractors?


All of them.
 
2012-11-05 12:54:48 PM

vpb: i wonder how many of them now don't work for defense contractors?


I prefer shorter lists.
 
2012-11-05 12:55:13 PM

vpb: i wonder how many of them now work for defense contractors?


Done in two.
 
2012-11-05 12:55:20 PM
I didn't know the Third Reich had that many generals left.
 
2012-11-05 12:55:32 PM

Quasar: I can see how a draft dodger who hid in France while advocating for a war he wouldn't have to fight in who was hilariously wrong on getting Bin Laden would make a fine Commander in Chief.


vpb: i wonder how many of them now work for defense contractors?


I think we are done here
 
2012-11-05 12:55:46 PM

spelletrader: vpb: i wonder how many of them now don't work for defense contractors?

I prefer shorter lists.


Well in that case, here you go:
1.

And we are done.
 
2012-11-05 12:55:50 PM
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Why does anyone care what the Washington Generals have to say? They can't even keep their shorts on in a simple game of basketball...
 
2012-11-05 12:56:31 PM
I actually know the one name on the list. I can state honestly that he has no defense contractor affiliations. He's only been retired for almost 40 years.

\Still tired of the "if your are/were in the military, you must support the GOP" line.
 
2012-11-05 12:56:37 PM

ghall3: spelletrader: vpb: i wonder how many of them now don't work for defense contractors?

I prefer shorter lists.

Well in that case, here you go:
1.

And we are done.


Exactly!
 
2012-11-05 12:56:44 PM
www.supportourribbons.com
 
2012-11-05 12:56:54 PM
Guys, you're doing it wrong. By getting Obama voted out of office, you don't get to retroactively rewrite the history books to say you didn't work for a black man from 1/20/2009 - 1/20/2013.
 
2012-11-05 12:56:57 PM

TheMysticS: vpb: i wonder how many of them now work for defense contractors?

All of them.


Aaand, it was covered.
Can't even read through a short thread before posting.

Also, Washington Times.
They probably let them have it for free.
 
2012-11-05 12:58:22 PM
You're going to need more than 500 retirees to take on the Russian Bear, Mitt.
 
2012-11-05 12:58:42 PM

vpb: i wonder how many of them now work for defense contractors?

 
2012-11-05 12:58:43 PM
Meanwhile, 68 Nobel Prize laureates in the sciences have endorsed Obama.

Thinking about which direction I want our country to go towards in the future, I'll value the opinion of the brightest scientists over those of career military men.
 
2012-11-05 12:59:10 PM

Quasar: I can see how a draft dodger who hid in France while advocating for a war he wouldn't have to fight in who was hilariously wrong on getting Bin Laden would make a fine Commander in Chief.


Chickenhawks. Now 50% more pussified and 50% more audacious in sending others to die while your contractor buddies get rich!
 
2012-11-05 12:59:18 PM
1 I don't care what 500 retirees have to say about anything
2 I don't care who you used to work for
 
2012-11-05 01:00:07 PM

Doc Daneeka: Meanwhile, 68 Nobel Prize laureates in the sciences have endorsed Obama.

Thinking about which direction I want our country to go towards in the future, I'll value the opinion of the brightest scientists over those of career military men who stand to benefit greatly from an expanded Romney military.


FTFY
 
2012-11-05 01:00:57 PM

vpb: i wonder how many of them now work for defense contractors?


Thread over. Shut it down.
 
2012-11-05 01:01:01 PM
It's just names without even a single sentence regarding why? Yeah, thanks guys for your service, but I'm not putting the magic-underwear guy who would have asked Pakistan permission to get OBL in charge of anything.
 
2012-11-05 01:01:25 PM

SphericalTime: . . . retired? What about current ones?


It is against the UCMJ for a uniformed member of the armed services to endorse political candidates. It is also against the UCMJ to endorse candidates in declaration of their military status. Those rules go away at retirement.

And yes, these generals are sucking deeply at the government teat - retired generals rake in about 65-80k from retirement until they and their spouse dies. Oh, and yes, many of these guys are double-dipping at cushy military contractor jobs which mean big money for Romney's promised massive spending increase on weapon systems.
 
2012-11-05 01:01:31 PM

vpb: i wonder how many of them now work for defense contractors?


If it's so transparent even I can see it, it's pretty transparent.
 
2012-11-05 01:01:45 PM
We should listen to these men. They know the supplies we need to take on the Kaiser and his Hun horde
 
2012-11-05 01:01:47 PM
Old White Rich Protestants support Republican. News at 11
 
2012-11-05 01:02:21 PM
authoritative old white guys support authoritative old white guy. go figure.
 
2012-11-05 01:02:45 PM
headline should read:

500 old mostly white guys endorse the white guy who will keep giving them tax money because socialism is bad.
 
2012-11-05 01:02:45 PM
They also want you to get off their lawns.
 
2012-11-05 01:02:59 PM
FTFA: Lieutenant Generalen Fred "Assassin" McCorkle, (USMC-ret)

WTF?

Here's his official bio: (Fark won't link, but you should be able to copypasta) https://slsp.manpower.usmc.mil/gosa/biographies/rptBiography.asp?PERSO N_ID=492&PERSON_TYPE=General). It's full of typos, which is strange -- usually the USMC PR guys are pretty conscious about their image. Also no mention of his call sign being "Assassin" -- but no surprise there.

Farkers commenting above are undoubtedly correct about most of these guys being on defense boards. Another key is that almost all are north of 70 years old -- not exactly progressive thinkers.

I worked for or around a few of these guys, and I'm really disappointed to see their names on here.

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Tommy Franks is of course the biggest name on the list. And deserves a good chunk of the blame for the problems in Iraq, per this Tom Ricks article in The Atlantic that indicts many more Army generals.
 
2012-11-05 01:03:51 PM

Dogberry: MorrisBird: I wonder where the ad is published. As in, what periodical?

The Washington Times.


There's your problem.

/pleased MorrisBird called it a 'periodical' and not a 'newspaper'
 
2012-11-05 01:04:12 PM

Lando Lincoln: That's nice, but based on what?


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