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(WRCB)   Trapped motorists from Georgia snowstorm given MREs by National Guard. Commuters immediately complain that if they wanted to be snowbound and be forced to consume inedible food, they would have gone to the Olympics in Sochi   (wrcbtv.com) divider line 109
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2014-01-31 07:26:29 AM  
In before people from the South complaining about people from the North making fun of them.
 
2014-01-31 07:35:21 AM  
All the snow in Sochi will be man-made.
 
2014-01-31 07:45:09 AM  
Ask me how I know subby has never had Russian food.

/it's not England, subby
 
2014-01-31 07:48:38 AM  
MREs aren't that bad

/ they could always choose death
 
2014-01-31 07:48:41 AM  
What's with this new trend of greenlighting headlines that rival War and Peace?
 
2014-01-31 07:48:57 AM  
Meals, Rejected by Everyone, huh? Seriously I never got the MRE hate, for what they were they didn't taste all that bad (well most of em didn't) yes they got a bit boring if ya got stuck eating them for weeks without a break but speaking as someone that experienced the joys of a MCI ration pack they could be a lot worse
 
2014-01-31 07:51:38 AM  

veedeevadeevoodee: MREs aren't that bad

/ they could always choose death


Heck, many of the MRE's made today are actually edible!
 
2014-01-31 08:01:23 AM  
the pizza slice came out right as I was getting ready to discharge
 
2014-01-31 08:01:31 AM  
So what?  The poor people who eat them won't have to worry about pooping for the next 3-5 days.  That's a win, in my book.
 
2014-01-31 08:03:39 AM  

abhorrent1: Ask me how I know subby has never had Russian food.

/it's not England, subby


Not to mention that the Georgia (former Soviet Republic of, not the state) tourism industry has been working hard to try to convince Olympic visitors to go there as well as it's quite close - and Georgia has some of the best food on Earth, as well as some of the oldest archaeological evidence of winemaking.
 
2014-01-31 08:04:54 AM  
They actually accepted such socialist handouts? I thought the only sensible thing they could do down there was join the governor in praying for the ice to melt.
 
2014-01-31 08:07:30 AM  
MREs are fine if you aren't planning on pooping for the next two weeks.
 
2014-01-31 08:09:49 AM  
Cities in the North are much more accustomed to snowstorms, and in places like New York, powerful mayors have the single-handed authority to order salt-spreaders and plows onto the streets.

But the Atlanta area, as frustrated experts pointed out, is a patchwork of regional governments that often don't get along with each other.

 Come to PA. The County that I live in has 37 differnent municipal, county, and state agencies to plow the roads. Some how it all works out.
 
2014-01-31 08:10:23 AM  
I feel for these civilians because Im sure they didnt know how to dress up an MRE to make it more palatable. Probably couldnt even figure out how to get the heater to work


/rock or something
 
2014-01-31 08:13:48 AM  

Pribar: Meals, Rejected by Everyone, huh? Seriously I never got the MRE hate, for what they were they didn't taste all that bad (well most of em didn't) yes they got a bit boring if ya got stuck eating them for weeks without a break but speaking as someone that experienced the joys of a MCI ration pack they could be a lot worse


It's Meals Refused by Ethiopians. But I agree with you they get boring quick. I had to eat them 3 times a day for about a month when I was in Bosnia. Then we started getting C rats, I thought the chow hall was a 5 star restaurant after that.
 
2014-01-31 08:14:12 AM  

veedeevadeevoodee: MREs aren't that bad

/ they could always choose death


Cake, please!
 
2014-01-31 08:15:36 AM  
MREs are not bad, per se.  Some are better than others.  Just remember you're not signing up for fine dining.

God help the poor bastard stuck with Egg and Cheese Omelette
 
2014-01-31 08:15:55 AM  
Anyone else this morning think the 20 degrees outside was down right warm?
 
2014-01-31 08:19:28 AM  
So don't eat the MRE if you think it's not edible. It's not likely you will starve you fat lazy farks.  Have personal responsibility and don't get yourself stranded for fark sake.
 
2014-01-31 08:21:20 AM  

ZzeusS: MREs are not bad, per se.  Some are better than others.  Just remember you're not signing up for fine dining.

God help the poor bastard stuck with Egg and Cheese Omelette


They discontinued that one. I heard flies in Somalia wouldnt even land on it.
 
2014-01-31 08:26:56 AM  
The biggest problem was schools in the subburbs not closing on Tuesday based on the forecast. They should of all had snow days left. When the schools release all the kids most parents had no choice but to leave work to either pick them up or meet at the bus stop.

I was sitting in a conference room when it started snowing  and I watched the roads go from clear to impassible within that 2 hour block of meetings. Given the scenario I don't know what else the government could have really done. The phased release of cars would never work, everyone would just leave as soon as they heard the schools where closing anyway.
 
2014-01-31 08:27:15 AM  

libranoelrose: the pizza slice came out right as I was getting ready to discharge


Ewww ... that's disgusting.  I think I'll skip lunch today.
 
2014-01-31 08:31:22 AM  

TNel: Anyone else this morning think the 20 degrees outside was down right warm?


We've been having a heat wave in the Chicago area, temperatures even got up to a scorching 32 yesterday. Of course, we're going to pay for that tomorrow, with anywhere from 4-10" of snow on the way. This winter reminds me of the 1970s and early 80s. It was more fun when I was a kid.
 
2014-01-31 08:31:54 AM  

flamark: libranoelrose: the pizza slice came out right as I was getting ready to discharge

Ewww ... that's disgusting.  I think I'll skip lunch today.



It's not delivery. It's MRE! Researchers seek secret to downrange pizza
 
2014-01-31 08:34:32 AM  
Next Glen Burns tells you it's going to snow at 12. You farking go home at 10 and avoid the ice.

What a bunch of iceholes.
 
2014-01-31 08:38:31 AM  

Onkel Buck: flamark: libranoelrose: the pizza slice came out right as I was getting ready to discharge

Ewww ... that's disgusting.  I think I'll skip lunch today.


It's not delivery. It's MRE! Researchers seek secret to downrange pizza


well I guess the ones from 1995 didn't last, because it was available back then
 
2014-01-31 08:43:07 AM  

Onkel Buck: ZzeusS: MREs are not bad, per se.  Some are better than others.  Just remember you're not signing up for fine dining.

God help the poor bastard stuck with Egg and Cheese Omelette

They discontinued that one. I heard flies in Somalia wouldnt even land on it.



Best news I've heard all morning.

The tobasco was the only thing that allowed it to be choked down.  And don't even think of putting it on the warmer.  Your team would kill you in your sleep.
 
2014-01-31 08:44:43 AM  
Could be worse, hard tack
 
2014-01-31 08:45:14 AM  

libranoelrose: Onkel Buck: flamark: libranoelrose: the pizza slice came out right as I was getting ready to discharge

Ewww ... that's disgusting.  I think I'll skip lunch today.


It's not delivery. It's MRE! Researchers seek secret to downrange pizza

well I guess the ones from 1995 didn't last, because it was available back then



I went in 1993 and got out in 2000 and never saw a pizza MRE during that time. When I deployed to Bosnia in 96 we got the new ones with that came in the tan bag with new menu items, no pizza though.
 
2014-01-31 08:47:06 AM  

Onkel Buck: Pribar: Meals, Rejected by Everyone, huh? Seriously I never got the MRE hate, for what they were they didn't taste all that bad (well most of em didn't) yes they got a bit boring if ya got stuck eating them for weeks without a break but speaking as someone that experienced the joys of a MCI ration pack they could be a lot worse

It's Meals Refused by Ethiopians. But I agree with you they get boring quick. I had to eat them 3 times a day for about a month when I was in Bosnia. Then we started getting C rats, I thought the chow hall was a 5 star restaurant after that.


Yeah, they're food substitute. I never minded them, I just never considered them food. What did these people expect, McDonalds?
 
2014-01-31 08:48:57 AM  

flamark: libranoelrose: the pizza slice came out right as I was getting ready to discharge

Ewww ... that's disgusting.  I think I'll skip lunch today.


I'll agree that using the word "discharge" in a thread about MRE's is quite amusing.

/I chortled
//whatever a chortle is
///strange word.. chortle...
 
2014-01-31 08:49:35 AM  
Not enough gravy in their grits/
 
2014-01-31 08:50:12 AM  

Onkel Buck: ZzeusS: MREs are not bad, per se.  Some are better than others.  Just remember you're not signing up for fine dining.

God help the poor bastard stuck with Egg and Cheese Omelette

They discontinued that one. I heard flies in Somalia wouldnt even land on it.


I...actually liked that one. And the ham slice, too!
 
2014-01-31 08:50:55 AM  

TNel: Anyone else this morning think the 20 degrees outside was down right warm?


I did.
 
2014-01-31 08:58:15 AM  

vudukungfu: TNel: Anyone else this morning think the 20 degrees outside was down right warm?

I did.


Didn't even have to wear a coat this morning, just a hoodie.  Guess I've evolved.

/A number of those MREs are downright good.  Perhaps my palate isn't as demanding.
 
2014-01-31 09:04:31 AM  

ZzeusS: MREs are not bad, per se.  Some are better than others.  Just remember you're not signing up for fine dining.

God help the poor bastard stuck with Egg and Cheese Omelette


Ah, the Vomelette, we used to call it :)
 
2014-01-31 09:06:03 AM  

buttcat: Onkel Buck: ZzeusS: MREs are not bad, per se.  Some are better than others.  Just remember you're not signing up for fine dining.

God help the poor bastard stuck with Egg and Cheese Omelette

They discontinued that one. I heard flies in Somalia wouldnt even land on it.

I...actually liked that one. And the ham slice, too!


You're the 2nd person I've met that did. My squad leader loved it. I liked the ham slice with the potatoes au rotten too! Chicken and rice was the best one during the time I was in.
 
2014-01-31 09:07:22 AM  

buttcat: Onkel Buck: ZzeusS: MREs are not bad, per se.  Some are better than others.  Just remember you're not signing up for fine dining.

God help the poor bastard stuck with Egg and Cheese Omelette

They discontinued that one. I heard flies in Somalia wouldnt even land on it.

I...actually liked that one. And the ham slice, too!


Heh, we had a guy in our old unit who liked them too...he was VERY popular around mealtimes.

/at Fort Sam, when I pulled dining hall duty, I'd sometimes troll the guys waiting in line by telling them we were short on food that meal, and were opening up cases of MRE's.   I'd tell the first guy in line to pick a number between 1 and 12, and, whatever number he'd pick, I'd say "Oooh, the ham omelette...good choice."
//his buddies would give him very dirty looks until they caught on to the joke.
 
2014-01-31 09:13:48 AM  
This is why everybody should have emergency provisions in their cars at all times, even in areas that rarely experience storms like this (ESPECIALLY in these areas, as this story shows). At a minimum your car should have 5 gallons of water, a twenty pound bag of kitty litter, a twenty pound bag of sand and salt mixed in a 2-to-3 ratio, several blankets and quilts, one flashlight for every available seat in the car, backup batteries for said flashlights, a five-gallon bucket for bodily waste, a five-gallon bucket for melting ice and snow should the water run out, a battery-operated radio, a small generator, backup fuel for the generator, a ham radio to alert ham radio enthusiasts to your position, a flotation device for every seat available in the car and some snacks. If people had followed these simple guidelines this whole situation could have been avoided.
 
2014-01-31 09:18:37 AM  
Southwestern Beans and Rice
Chicken and Dumplings

THAT
IS
ALL

I actually keep two of each of those in my trunk at all times.
 
2014-01-31 09:27:19 AM  

Pribar: Meals, Rejected by Everyone, huh? Seriously I never got the MRE hate, for what they were they didn't taste all that bad (well most of em didn't) yes they got a bit boring if ya got stuck eating them for weeks without a break but speaking as someone that experienced the joys of a MCI ration pack they could be a lot worse


I'll take MREs over C-rations anyday. Maybe Subby has never eaten any because he lives with his parents still.

/Mom always does it better.
 
2014-01-31 09:29:31 AM  
MREs aren't all bad.  If you want bad try the Humanitarian Daily Rations.  We gave those out affter katrina and rita.   Those will make you want for even a Vomelette, the old five fingers of death w/ butt plug, or even bland hospital food.   The only thing edible in the HDR is the Spoon.


I keep 2 cases of MREs on hand as part of the storm kit.
 
2014-01-31 09:32:19 AM  

tommyl66: At a minimum your car should have 5 gallons of water, a twenty pound bag of kitty litter, a twenty pound bag of sand and salt mixed in a 2-to-3 ratio, several blankets and quilts, one flashlight for every available seat in the car, backup batteries for said flashlights, a five-gallon bucket for bodily waste, a five-gallon bucket for melting ice and snow should the water run out, a battery-operated radio, a small generator, backup fuel for the generator, a ham radio to alert ham radio enthusiasts to your position, a flotation device for every seat available in the car and some snacks.

 
2014-01-31 09:34:06 AM  
RTFA'd because I wanted to know how many dicks would complain about the Guard giving them free food and found out it was exactly zero

You need a cockpunch, subby. Ditto whoever greened this

/grumpy, need caffeine
 
2014-01-31 09:42:58 AM  

Onkel Buck: buttcat: Onkel Buck: ZzeusS: MREs are not bad, per se.  Some are better than others.  Just remember you're not signing up for fine dining.

God help the poor bastard stuck with Egg and Cheese Omelette

They discontinued that one. I heard flies in Somalia wouldnt even land on it.

I...actually liked that one. And the ham slice, too!

You're the 2nd person I've met that did. My squad leader loved it. I liked the ham slice with the potatoes au rotten too! Chicken and rice was the best one during the time I was in.


Yep, especially when you were lucky enough to get the tiny Tabasco sauce in the "accessories" packet.
 
2014-01-31 09:43:10 AM  
I'm getting a kick out of how 2 inches of snow.....2 FARKING INCHES....has  done more damage to Georgia than the Union Army under Sherman.

BTW, I live in Jersey.  Both of Georgia's Teahadist senators voted against Hurricane Sandy aide.  Fark y'all.
 
2014-01-31 09:44:03 AM  
Thursday, the governor took responsibility. Wednesday, he blamed the weteorologists.
 
2014-01-31 09:44:04 AM  

doglover: tommyl66: At a minimum your car should have 5 gallons of water, a twenty pound bag of kitty litter, a twenty pound bag of sand and salt mixed in a 2-to-3 ratio, several blankets and quilts, one flashlight for every available seat in the car, backup batteries for said flashlights, a five-gallon bucket for bodily waste, a five-gallon bucket for melting ice and snow should the water run out, a battery-operated radio, a small generator, backup fuel for the generator, a ham radio to alert ham radio enthusiasts to your position, a flotation device for every seat available in the car and some snacks.


lol
 
2014-01-31 09:44:23 AM  
MRE Chili + tobasco + a little bit of instant coffee added into it to give it an extra bite.

I'm just curious how the fools stuck in cars used the heaters.  There are no rocks in a car.......
 
2014-01-31 09:45:27 AM  
CSB

My BIL is one of the room service (breakfast) chefs at Walter Reed. He started out as a cook in Desert Storm, went to culinary school, cooked at a bunch of top restaurants, then got the job at WR.

I asked him what he makes those guys for breakfast. He said;

'Whatever the fark they want'

/as long as its not something their doctor has forbidden
//CSB not really applicable to TFA, but this was a stupid green and I'm damn proud of my BIL
 
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