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(My Fox DC)   Play in the NFL or re-enlist in the Marines? Monday morning - not sure. Monday night - easy   (myfoxdc.com) divider line 37
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2013-04-17 09:35:53 AM  
Sucker.
 
2013-04-17 09:36:40 AM  
Why would this most likely domestic attack inspire him to re-enlist in the Marines? Is he going to protect us from ourselves?
 
2013-04-17 09:41:35 AM  

Cythraul: Why would this most likely domestic attack inspire him to re-enlist in the Marines? Is he going to protect us from ourselves?


He's been watching Homeland and wants to join in.
 
2013-04-17 09:41:51 AM  
Translation:  No team wanted a 30 year old rookie.

Still:  That he has always put family and public service before his own interests speaks well for him as a
human being.
 
2013-04-17 09:42:43 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: Translation:  No team wanted a 30 year old rookie.


This
 
2013-04-17 09:45:39 AM  

Cythraul: Why would this most likely domestic attack inspire him to re-enlist in the Marines? Is he going to protect us from ourselves?


easy. because Fox news kept telling him it was brown people that done blowed us up.
 
2013-04-17 11:03:44 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: Translation:  No team wanted a 30 year old rookie.

Still:  That he has always put family and public service before his own interests speaks well for him as a
human being.


Not another one, anyway...
 
2013-04-17 11:04:46 AM  
Pat Tillman is a great American hero, but he quickly became disillusioned with his decision to put his life and actions in the hands of politicians.
 
2013-04-17 11:11:00 AM  

Moopy Mac: Pat Tillman is a great American hero, but he quickly became disillusioned with his decision to put his life and actions in the hands of politicians.



unforgiveable that both his uniform (which would have borne evidence of where / how we was shot, although the headwound was instant death) and his diary were burned on-site.
 
2013-04-17 11:12:23 AM  

CavalierEternal: DjangoStonereaver: Translation:  No team wanted a 30 year old rookie.

Still:  That he has always put family and public service before his own interests speaks well for him as a
human being.

Not another one, anyway...


29 is where they draw the line apparently
 
2013-04-17 11:13:48 AM  

Moopy Mac: Pat Tillman is a great American hero, but he quickly became disillusioned with his decision to put his life and actions in the hands of politicians.


He's the poster child for really good reasons to stay as far away from the military as possible.
 
2013-04-17 11:16:49 AM  
on 9/11 itself, I thought of leaving law school and calling the recruiter back who'd called me a week before school started about enlisting, and getting a gig at Defense language school.  I hesitated largely because I was afraid the war would be long over by the time I got out of Basic and OCS  (well that and I was 30 years old at the time,out of shape and thinking crazy thoughts and I knew it on some level).   Given what happened to those that DID enlist that day (I'm looking at YOU here Pat Tillman)  how they were cynically repaid for their patriotism by being used as fodder in an unrelated, unnecessary war, or sent off without sufficent resources to win the important war.   I'm so very glad I slept on that decision, and I think grew up more than a little when I thought about how naive I was that day as I watched the next 10 years unfold
 
2013-04-17 11:17:12 AM  
I would've gone with it being much easier to decide to go for the NFL after that. Enjoy four more years of being deployed every time you finally start getting things set at home.
 
2013-04-17 11:20:27 AM  

Magorn: on 9/11 itself, I thought of leaving law school and calling the recruiter back who'd called me a week before school started about enlisting, and getting a gig at Defense language school.  I hesitated largely because I was afraid the war would be long over by the time I got out of Basic and OCS  (well that and I was 30 years old at the time,out of shape and thinking crazy thoughts and I knew it on some level).   Given what happened to those that DID enlist that day (I'm looking at YOU here Pat Tillman)  how they were cynically repaid for their patriotism by being used as fodder in an unrelated, unnecessary war, or sent off without sufficent resources to win the important war.   I'm so very glad I slept on that decision, and I think grew up more than a little when I thought about how naive I was that day as I watched the next 10 years unfold


That's why you join the Navy.  Outside of a few bomb laden speedboats here and there, it's pretty quiet
 
2013-04-17 11:35:01 AM  
Either way you end up with traumatic brain injury
 
2013-04-17 11:39:41 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: Moopy Mac: Pat Tillman is a great American hero, but he quickly became disillusioned with his decision to put his life and actions in the hands of politicians.

He's the poster child for really good reasons to stay as far away from the military as possible.


Tillman was too interesting and complex of a man to ever be 'used' effectively for any political purpose and his family wouldn't stand for the dumbing down of his personal philosophies. The cracks started with his brother's appearance at his memorial service and thankfully his family refused to back down. That whole family is full of heroes.
 
2013-04-17 11:55:50 AM  

Moopy Mac: That whole family is full of heroes.



Doing Pat's Run this weekend.  Always get emotional crossing the line.

I saw Pat play many a time as a Cardinal.  Whenever Pat made a play, it was just different for the fans, becuase he played there as a Sun Devil.

ugh.
 
2013-04-17 11:59:57 AM  

rickythepenguin: I saw Pat play many a time as a Cardinal.  Whenever Pat made a play, it was just different for the fans, becuase he played there as a Sun Devil.


Saddest day of my entire tour in Iraq was the day I found out he died.
 
2013-04-17 12:07:07 PM  
So what happened Monday afternoon? Did his family and friends go "what, are you f*cking kidding", and he then signed up for the NFL?
 
2013-04-17 12:17:57 PM  
Wonder if there are any other guys who weren't going to make the NFL doing something else instead.
 
2013-04-17 12:40:34 PM  
CSB, I was at Ft. Benning doing my BCT while Pat Tillman was there doing his too.

/That is it.  I didn't see him or anything.  We were in the same battallion though, I was A company, and I think he was D or E.  He had gotten there a couple weeks before I had though.  See, CSB.
 
2013-04-17 12:55:46 PM  
Wait till he finds out that it wasn't a brown person but a white Christian NRA gun nut that did the bombing.
 
2013-04-17 01:22:54 PM  

Moopy Mac: Pat Tillman is a great American hero, but he quickly became disillusioned with his decision to put his life and actions in the hands of politicians.


T.V. The NFL is the place where phrases are redefined
like "recession" to "necessary downturn"
"crude oil" on a beach to "mousse"
"Civilian death" to "collateral damages"
and being killed by your own Army
is now called "friendly fire"

/and "mindless dementia due to years of cheap headshots" is "not the NFL's problem"....
 
2013-04-17 01:27:22 PM  

Princess Ryans Knickers: Wait till he finds out that it wasn't a brown person but a white Christian NRA gun nut that did the bombing.


Maybe he wants to kill white Christians.
 
2013-04-17 01:32:12 PM  
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2013-04-17 01:35:22 PM  
Yeah, no team in the NFL would ever sign a 30 yr. old former marine!

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2013-04-17 03:10:51 PM  

stevetherobot: Princess Ryans Knickers: Wait till he finds out that it wasn't a brown person but a white Christian NRA gun nut that did the bombing.

Maybe he wants to kill white Christians.


Don't we all.
/Wait, that's me
 
2013-04-17 07:11:29 PM  
The odds of him dying like Pat Tillman are high. Enlisting is what the naive poor do to help the greedy rich rob and loot under the mistaken notion that they are serving their country. They will leave you at the curb on trash day when they are done with you. Otherwise the words "homeless" and "veteran" would make no sense when put together.
 
2013-04-17 08:00:43 PM  
Won't he feel a fool when the white extremist bomber is brought to justice.
 
2013-04-17 08:55:44 PM  

IAmRight: rickythepenguin: I saw Pat play many a time as a Cardinal.  Whenever Pat made a play, it was just different for the fans, becuase he played there as a Sun Devil.

Saddest day of my entire tour in Iraq was the day I found out he died.


I was I remember hearing the report on his death on the radio-maybe Dan Patrick's show. It was sad to me, to be sure, but I also distinctly remember thinking that I hoped there wasn't something screwed up about the whole scene, since it was so high profile. So much for that.
 
2013-04-17 09:35:36 PM  
Wonder if Pat Tillman's unit ever filled that opening.
 
2013-04-18 02:01:55 AM  
Actually, the word I'm thinking of is not hero. Given the reason for this decision, if that is indeed the reason, I'm thinking of a word very, very far from the word hero.
 
2013-04-18 02:15:02 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: Translation:  No team wanted a 30 year old rookie.

Still:  That he has always put family and public service before his own interests speaks well for him as a
human being.


This.
His realistic options were to reenlist or a minimum wage job with no health insurance.
 
2013-04-18 09:07:06 AM  

macdaddy357: The odds of him dying like Pat Tillman are high.


They really aren't.
 
2013-04-18 11:56:09 AM  
Good for him for reenlisting, it takes balls to do that.....hell, I'm willing to bet most of the folks posting never enlisted once, least of all twice.
 
2013-04-18 12:21:02 PM  

macdaddy357: The odds of him dying like Pat Tillman are high. Enlisting is what the naive poor do to help the greedy rich rob and loot under the mistaken notion that they are serving their country. They will leave you at the curb on trash day when they are done with you. Otherwise the words "homeless" and "veteran" would make no sense when put together.


You sound like you have manboobs and sympathetic PMS. Maybe there is some micropenis issue mixed in there as well. The odds of these statements being true is high.
 
2013-04-18 12:23:15 PM  

bhcompy: Magorn: on 9/11 itself, I thought of leaving law school and calling the recruiter back who'd called me a week before school started about enlisting, and getting a gig at Defense language school.  I hesitated largely because I was afraid the war would be long over by the time I got out of Basic and OCS  (well that and I was 30 years old at the time,out of shape and thinking crazy thoughts and I knew it on some level).   Given what happened to those that DID enlist that day (I'm looking at YOU here Pat Tillman)  how they were cynically repaid for their patriotism by being used as fodder in an unrelated, unnecessary war, or sent off without sufficent resources to win the important war.   I'm so very glad I slept on that decision, and I think grew up more than a little when I thought about how naive I was that day as I watched the next 10 years unfold

That's why you join the Navy.  Outside of a few bomb laden speedboats here and there, it's pretty quiet



That's what my son thought, then they sent him to Afghanistan with the Marines as a Hospital Corpsman. He didn't get shot or blown up, but he still came home pretty farked up. The Navy said they'd fix his broken parts if he re-enlisted or he could take his chances with the VA. 7 months later and they're still dragging it out with the idea that somehow he made it through 5 years of service with a broken hand, a torn shoulder muscle and near total deafness on his right ear. It's on his discharge papers, but they still have to decide if it might be pre-existing and forget about the PTSD from scraping up dead children and their families, watching his buddies get shot and nearly getting killed on 3 different occasions (once from an IED detonating directly in front of his vehicle).

We treat vets like shiat once America gets all it can from them.
 
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