Bslim: We mock his sacrifice because it was for NOTHING.
thatboyoverthere: Daily Mail. Which means that a member of the 'core' was told that he couldn't bring his bottlecap medals and his swords into a private venue.
GORDON: Molavian: God, you people are insane.Yes, we are.The left has even started calling people who question the government "treasonous" (during W's term, "dissent was the highest form of patriotism." No more). It's a run up to Kristallnacht all over again.
thatboyoverthere: into a private venue
FormlessOne: Aarontology: America wanted zero tolerance security because America is scared, and this is one of the inevitable consequences. We've tolerated being presented with the option of having the TSA take nudie pictures of our kids, or having some TSA goon feel them up, for f*cks sake.Don't b*tch and moan about it just because the guy is a vet.Came here for this, leaving happy.As for those of you offended that a vet would be treated just like anyone else - a possible threat - remember that some of the nastier domestic terrorists, such as Lee Harvey Oswald and Timothy McVeigh, were also vets. Our ridiculous security theater recognizes that vets are Americans, too, and all Americans are considered possible threats. We're supposed to be afraid of everybody, and so any action is justified in our need for "zero tolerance". Otherwise, why would we smile & nod when the TSA gropes us, or feel ambivalence when our government ignores the Constitution and spies on us, or shrug when obvious threats, like protestors, are stomped by over-zealous cops in surplus military gear?Yes, he's been inconvenienced, harassed, and treated like dirt - but, that's to be expected. He's an American, in America. It's the new reality of fear, and he's not special.
Moosecakes: GORDON: Molavian: God, you people are insane.Yes, we are.The left has even started calling people who question the government "treasonous" (during W's term, "dissent was the highest form of patriotism." No more). It's a run up to Kristallnacht all over again.My crazy meter has gone off the charts. What "left" are you thinking of, that says questioning the government is treasonous? The left I know won't shut up about the NSA and fracking and all sorts of other things.
KidneyStone: mrlewish: As a former Marine I can ask. WTF are you doing actually traveling in those? (airport) Highly uncomfortable and you know they will buzz the metal detectors. Then again I wouldn't trust the airlines not to lose his uniform bag. Though I suspect they will let him check at the door.As a former Marine I can ask. WTF are you doing making him take his uniform off? (capital building)What's a former Marine? I know an assload of Marines and every single one of them will correct anyone saying former Marine.
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