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2020-02-14 1:55:43 PM  
"Though the investigation found the Sailors did not intend to wear the patches as a political statement for or against the President, U.S. Pacific Fleet determined that, because the American public could reasonably view the wearing of the patches on official uniforms as DoD association with President Trump's 2020 campaign, it was in violation of DoDD 1344.10," Pacific Fleet spokesperson Rachel McMarr said in a statement Thursday.

Translation: the farkmonkeys who wore the patches were too chickenshiat to own up to their offense, and attempted a defense that a toddler would use when caught red-handed.
 
2020-02-14 2:06:30 PM  
When did Aircrew stop being great?
 
2020-02-14 2:08:19 PM  

astonrickenbach: When did Aircrew stop being great?


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2020-02-14 2:09:13 PM  

astonrickenbach: When did Aircrew stop being great?


When they signed up to be on a target.

/ Submariner
 
2020-02-14 2:11:24 PM  
Party of the Rule of Law
 
2020-02-14 2:14:02 PM  
I'm torn. The "Make XXXXXXX Great Again" is pretty much zeitgeist at this point. It's not inherently political. If army corps of engineers wore a patch that said "I like Dikes" would they be accused of Republicanism, or witty wordplay?

The picture of Trumpman though...yeah, it's political.
 
2020-02-14 2:14:12 PM  
Next, there will be secret handshakes (oh wait, there already are), hand gestures, codewords. Lines are being drawn here people. All it will take is one "hope" from Trump in a tweet to push these wannabe fascists into full-on rebellion. The rest of us will sit around murmuring "That would never happen, would it?" until well after the first shots are fired.
 
2020-02-14 2:15:52 PM  
*crosses fingers* maybe the same reason people are on nicotine patches, subby??
 
2020-02-14 2:15:56 PM  
They might as well have worn swastika patches on their uniforms.
 
2020-02-14 2:16:25 PM  

RobotSpider: Next, there will be secret handshakes (oh wait, there already are), hand gestures, codewords. Lines are being drawn here people. All it will take is one "hope" from Trump in a tweet to push these wannabe fascists into full-on rebellion. The rest of us will sit around murmuring "That would never happen, would it?" until well after the first shots are fired.


Over a year ago, Trump told the Border Patrol that he would pardon them in advance. Recently, Barr has written out some very specific pardons. IN advance.

Pardoning people for 'future crimes' they will commit for him. Against enemies like Elizabeth Warren.

.
 
2020-02-14 2:16:29 PM  
Not a bad idea to let em keep the patches. It would be nice to know whose wore you have to double check, or whom you would not want watching your back when things got all shooty. Kind of a warning patch.
 
2020-02-14 2:16:34 PM  
"We thought it was clever but we're too godamn stupid to understand the full implications of any of our actions"

/And their LPOs, Chiefs and Div. Officer is too.
//And the CofC believes that they're actually that stupid
///farkin' airdales.
 
2020-02-14 2:17:08 PM  

King Something: They might as well have worn swastika patches on their uniforms.


Funny thing is, the 45th INF did just that. For the first part of WWII, anyways.
 
2020-02-14 2:17:33 PM  
These patches would have been more appropriate.

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2020-02-14 2:18:05 PM  
The SECNAV has already been sacked. Next up, the guy replacing the SECNAV who had been sacked, has just been sacked.
 
2020-02-14 2:18:05 PM  

Kuta: Party of the Rule of Law


yeah, only it's "one law for me, another for thee" type shiat.
 
2020-02-14 2:20:01 PM  
Sailors from the USS Wasp? I guess the USS White power was in dry dock.
 
2020-02-14 2:20:10 PM  

DoctorCal: "Though the investigation found the Sailors did not intend to wear the patches as a political statement for or against the President, U.S. Pacific Fleet determined that, because the American public could reasonably view the wearing of the patches on official uniforms as DoD association with President Trump's 2020 campaign, it was in violation of DoDD 1344.10," Pacific Fleet spokesperson Rachel McMarr said in a statement Thursday.

Translation: the farkmonkeys who wore the patches were too chickenshiat to own up to their offense, and attempted a defense that a toddler would use when caught red-handed.


I doubt any of them cared about offending a few civvies with their panties wadded so far up their asses that they wipe their noses from the inside.  Just my guess.
 
2020-02-14 2:21:59 PM  
Side note: Why is Mitt on a MAGA patch?

Because his unpersonhood is still very recent and he hasn't gone down the memory hole yet.
 
2020-02-14 2:24:09 PM  
Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Flugzeugbesatzung
 
2020-02-14 2:24:10 PM  

Shaggy_C: I'm torn. The "Make XXXXXXX Great Again" is pretty much zeitgeist at this point. It's not inherently political. If army corps of engineers wore a patch that said "I like Dikes" would they be accused of Republicanism, or witty wordplay?

The picture of Trumpman though...yeah, it's political.


Once in awhile you post something intelligent; this is not one of those times.
 
2020-02-14 2:27:10 PM  

usahole: Shaggy_C: I'm torn. The "Make XXXXXXX Great Again" is pretty much zeitgeist at this point. It's not inherently political. If army corps of engineers wore a patch that said "I like Dikes" would they be accused of Republicanism, or witty wordplay?

The picture of Trumpman though...yeah, it's political.

Once in awhile you post something intelligent; this is not one of those times.


I'll believe that when I see it.

/no I won't
 
2020-02-14 2:28:34 PM  

Marshmallow Jones: DoctorCal: "Though the investigation found the Sailors did not intend to wear the patches as a political statement for or against the President, U.S. Pacific Fleet determined that, because the American public could reasonably view the wearing of the patches on official uniforms as DoD association with President Trump's 2020 campaign, it was in violation of DoDD 1344.10," Pacific Fleet spokesperson Rachel McMarr said in a statement Thursday.

Translation: the farkmonkeys who wore the patches were too chickenshiat to own up to their offense, and attempted a defense that a toddler would use when caught red-handed.

I doubt any of them cared about offending a few civvies with their panties wadded so far up their asses that they wipe their noses from the inside.  Just my guess.


Seems to me that it could be a real problem if military folks really hold that much disdain for the "civvies" they are sworn to protect.
 
2020-02-14 2:33:35 PM  
My brother worked at the Pentagon as an officer. He talks about the disconnect between the military brass who know Trump is a f*ckng moron and an unbelievable danger... And far too many of the enlisted grunts who have bought into the "magatrump" bulls*it. part of it of course is that most of the enlisted are high school or less education. but having talked to some of these people I am horrified at how many of them will be willing to burn the Constitution and follow Trump into full-blown fascism and the use of military against civilians.
 
2020-02-14 2:34:36 PM  
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2020-02-14 2:34:41 PM  

Chevello: Marshmallow Jones: DoctorCal: "Though the investigation found the Sailors did not intend to wear the patches as a political statement for or against the President, U.S. Pacific Fleet determined that, because the American public could reasonably view the wearing of the patches on official uniforms as DoD association with President Trump's 2020 campaign, it was in violation of DoDD 1344.10," Pacific Fleet spokesperson Rachel McMarr said in a statement Thursday.

Translation: the farkmonkeys who wore the patches were too chickenshiat to own up to their offense, and attempted a defense that a toddler would use when caught red-handed.

I doubt any of them cared about offending a few civvies with their panties wadded so far up their asses that they wipe their noses from the inside.  Just my guess.

Seems to me that it could be a real problem if military folks really hold that much disdain for the "civvies" they are sworn to protect.


Seems to me there's no problem with civilians having disdain for the military, came up in the top post
 
2020-02-14 2:39:26 PM  

DoctorCal: "Though the investigation found the Sailors did not intend to wear the patches as a political statement for or against the President, U.S. Pacific Fleet determined that, because the American public could reasonably view the wearing of the patches on official uniforms as DoD association with President Trump's 2020 campaign, it was in violation of DoDD 1344.10," Pacific Fleet spokesperson Rachel McMarr said in a statement Thursday.

Translation: the farkmonkeys who wore the patches were too chickenshiat to own up to their offense, and attempted a defense that a toddler would use when caught red-handed.


Toddlers is a very accurate description of junior enlisted personnel.
 
2020-02-14 2:40:07 PM  
This Administration is goinnnng ot giive me sroakj endof mr.
 
2020-02-14 2:49:12 PM  

Marshmallow Jones: DoctorCal: "Though the investigation found the Sailors did not intend to wear the patches as a political statement for or against the President, U.S. Pacific Fleet determined that, because the American public could reasonably view the wearing of the patches on official uniforms as DoD association with President Trump's 2020 campaign, it was in violation of DoDD 1344.10," Pacific Fleet spokesperson Rachel McMarr said in a statement Thursday.

Translation: the farkmonkeys who wore the patches were too chickenshiat to own up to their offense, and attempted a defense that a toddler would use when caught red-handed.

I doubt any of them cared about offending a few civvies with their panties wadded so far up their asses that they wipe their noses from the inside.  Just my guess.


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2020-02-14 2:49:33 PM  

Marshmallow Jones: Chevello: Marshmallow Jones: DoctorCal: "Though the investigation found the Sailors did not intend to wear the patches as a political statement for or against the President, U.S. Pacific Fleet determined that, because the American public could reasonably view the wearing of the patches on official uniforms as DoD association with President Trump's 2020 campaign, it was in violation of DoDD 1344.10," Pacific Fleet spokesperson Rachel McMarr said in a statement Thursday.

Translation: the farkmonkeys who wore the patches were too chickenshiat to own up to their offense, and attempted a defense that a toddler would use when caught red-handed.

I doubt any of them cared about offending a few civvies with their panties wadded so far up their asses that they wipe their noses from the inside.  Just my guess.

Seems to me that it could be a real problem if military folks really hold that much disdain for the "civvies" they are sworn to protect.

Seems to me there's no problem with civilians having disdain for the military, came up in the top post


I thought about that before I hit add comment, but then realized that the other person specifically directed their disdain at "the farkmonkeys who wore the patches" rather than generally at all members of the military.
 
2020-02-14 2:51:40 PM  
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Look at those eyes. They aren't beady little dots. Those shoulders aren't padded by Brooks Brothers. The hair is real and Mormon neat. that's a Romney
 
2020-02-14 2:52:40 PM  

Ashelth: DoctorCal: "Though the investigation found the Sailors did not intend to wear the patches as a political statement for or against the President, U.S. Pacific Fleet determined that, because the American public could reasonably view the wearing of the patches on official uniforms as DoD association with President Trump's 2020 campaign, it was in violation of DoDD 1344.10," Pacific Fleet spokesperson Rachel McMarr said in a statement Thursday.

Translation: the farkmonkeys who wore the patches were too chickenshiat to own up to their offense, and attempted a defense that a toddler would use when caught red-handed.

Toddlers is a very accurate description of junior enlisted personnel.


In my admittedly limited experience, this is true.

Also:
"All Department of Defense personnel must be steadfast in our commitment to defend the Constitution and our Nation's democratic principles.

It's been my experience that junior enlisted personnel are steadfast in their commitment to a steady paycheck, playing video games and drinking said paycheck away.
 
2020-02-14 2:53:19 PM  

usahole: Once in awhile you post something intelligent; this is not one of those times.


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2020-02-14 3:10:53 PM  
Not torn at all here.  DoD did the right thing.  I don't care what side you are on, if people can't see this is violating the separation of politics from military activities then they are just partisan hacks.
 
2020-02-14 3:28:29 PM  

Shaggy_C: usahole: Once in awhile you post something intelligent; this is not one of those times.

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Gesundheit!
 
2020-02-14 3:50:28 PM  

Marshmallow Jones: DoctorCal: "Though the investigation found the Sailors did not intend to wear the patches as a political statement for or against the President, U.S. Pacific Fleet determined that, because the American public could reasonably view the wearing of the patches on official uniforms as DoD association with President Trump's 2020 campaign, it was in violation of DoDD 1344.10," Pacific Fleet spokesperson Rachel McMarr said in a statement Thursday.

Translation: the farkmonkeys who wore the patches were too chickenshiat to own up to their offense, and attempted a defense that a toddler would use when caught red-handed.

I doubt any of them cared about offending a few civvies with their panties wadded so far up their asses that they wipe their noses from the inside.  Just my guess.


Yet you're the same kind who walks around with a 'Veteran' baseball cap all your life, and snivels like a biatch if people wonder whether the $1 trillion-dollar DoD budget and endless wars are worth it.
 
2020-02-14 3:53:16 PM  

Chevello: Marshmallow Jones: DoctorCal: "Though the investigation found the Sailors did not intend to wear the patches as a political statement for or against the President, U.S. Pacific Fleet determined that, because the American public could reasonably view the wearing of the patches on official uniforms as DoD association with President Trump's 2020 campaign, it was in violation of DoDD 1344.10," Pacific Fleet spokesperson Rachel McMarr said in a statement Thursday.

Translation: the farkmonkeys who wore the patches were too chickenshiat to own up to their offense, and attempted a defense that a toddler would use when caught red-handed.

I doubt any of them cared about offending a few civvies with their panties wadded so far up their asses that they wipe their noses from the inside.  Just my guess.

Seems to me that it could be a real problem if military folks really hold that much disdain for the "civvies" they are sworn to protect.


The oath is first and foremost to protect and defend the US Constitution. Not land. Not people. Not property. Nowhere within that oath is a civilian mentioned except for the President of the United States.
 
2020-02-14 4:03:42 PM  
At least it wasn't a pledge pin.
 
2020-02-14 4:08:00 PM  
People too stupid to be allowed to operate large aircraft.
 
2020-02-14 4:09:01 PM  
I fully support them wear those patches.
At least now we know who the idiots are.
 
2020-02-14 4:11:12 PM  
21 yrs honorable Naval Service; I would never have added extra baubles & gew-gaws to my uniform. Why draw extra attention to yourself? And for some ephemeral passing fad?* I agreed to die for my country; not to be fined for nonsense - just because "everybody" is doing it is not enough justification for me to clamber aboard the crazy parade and risk promotion, pay & pension. When my retirement was announced, a lot of shipmates asked, "Who?" - as it should be.

* Same reasons I've never been tattoo'd: 1) I've never seen anything I thought I would want on my body when I'm interviewed as the Oldest Living Man, & B) you don't put bumper stickers on a Ferrari! Besides, I'm cheap; a tattoo is not an investment. What would I earn or benefit from wearing a MAGA hat/tat/crap?
 
2020-02-14 4:13:09 PM  
The patch will come in handy when they're in a Black Sea port like Sebastopol and need something to exchange for sexual favors with the Russian sailors.
 
2020-02-14 4:34:02 PM  
I thought that uniforms were supposed to bear only the insignia of rank and patches designating membership in a particular service, division, unit, etc. that were issued to the service member.  Plus ribbons and medals in the case of dress uniforms, but again those are issued, not chosen.  That's why they are called "uniforms" and not "garments of individual free expression."  The unit patches might bear funky artwork chosen back when the patch was created, but that's about it.
 
2020-02-14 4:39:24 PM  

Shaggy_C: I'm torn. The "Make XXXXXXX Great Again" is pretty much zeitgeist at this point. It's not inherently political. If army corps of engineers wore a patch that said "I like Dikes" would they be accused of Republicanism, or witty wordplay?

The picture of Trumpman though...yeah, it's political.


As a former Army engineer officer, I don't recall dikes ever being part of any doctrine...
 
2020-02-14 4:44:47 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: It's been my experience that junior enlisted personnel are steadfast in their commitment to a steady paycheck, playing video games and drinking said paycheck away.


So, no different from a majority of the general American population.
 
2020-02-14 4:45:36 PM  

BolshyGreatYarblocks: Marshmallow Jones: DoctorCal: "Though the investigation found the Sailors did not intend to wear the patches as a political statement for or against the President, U.S. Pacific Fleet determined that, because the American public could reasonably view the wearing of the patches on official uniforms as DoD association with President Trump's 2020 campaign, it was in violation of DoDD 1344.10," Pacific Fleet spokesperson Rachel McMarr said in a statement Thursday.

Translation: the farkmonkeys who wore the patches were too chickenshiat to own up to their offense, and attempted a defense that a toddler would use when caught red-handed.

I doubt any of them cared about offending a few civvies with their panties wadded so far up their asses that they wipe their noses from the inside.  Just my guess.

Yet you're the same kind who walks around with a 'Veteran' baseball cap all your life, and snivels like a biatch if people wonder whether the $1 trillion-dollar DoD budget and endless wars are worth it.


Hmm don't own a veterans cap.  Never served.  Know lots of people who did though. What you're taking about is mainly a bunch of young men who either couldn't afford college or would rather learn a trade in the military.   They're away from home for the first time and joined a jingoistic fraternity where they're taught that their country kicks ass.  Every president tells them they are great people, Trump says it every chance he gets.   So you expect this group of people to hate Trump like you do?   Sounds like you may want to consider thinking outside your own worldview.
 
2020-02-14 4:48:05 PM  

BolshyGreatYarblocks: Marshmallow Jones: DoctorCal: "Though the investigation found the Sailors did not intend to wear the patches as a political statement for or against the President, U.S. Pacific Fleet determined that, because the American public could reasonably view the wearing of the patches on official uniforms as DoD association with President Trump's 2020 campaign, it was in violation of DoDD 1344.10," Pacific Fleet spokesperson Rachel McMarr said in a statement Thursday.

Translation: the farkmonkeys who wore the patches were too chickenshiat to own up to their offense, and attempted a defense that a toddler would use when caught red-handed.

I doubt any of them cared about offending a few civvies with their panties wadded so far up their asses that they wipe their noses from the inside.  Just my guess.

Yet you're the same kind who walks around with a 'Veteran' baseball cap all your life, and snivels like a biatch if people wonder whether the $1 trillion-dollar DoD budget and endless wars are worth it.


I don't think I could ever wear those silly, pretentious things. Those kind of vets I've seen hanging around McChord Field at the PX mini mall, with their hats and jackets and bumper stickers plastered all over their vehicles proclaiming their vet status, ad nauseum and sitting around drinking coffee at the only large table at the mini Starbucks. We call them "The Knights of the Square Table"....and yes, thus far, all are MAGA-heads. Funny thing is, I don't see a lot of them on the Fort Lewis side of the house (JBLM). They only haunt the Air Force.
 
2020-02-14 4:48:28 PM  

Marshmallow Jones: Sounds like you may want to consider thinking outside your own worldview.


Are you aware of what website you happen to be on right now?
 
2020-02-14 4:50:02 PM  

Marshmallow Jones: BolshyGreatYarblocks: Marshmallow Jones: DoctorCal: "Though the investigation found the Sailors did not intend to wear the patches as a political statement for or against the President, U.S. Pacific Fleet determined that, because the American public could reasonably view the wearing of the patches on official uniforms as DoD association with President Trump's 2020 campaign, it was in violation of DoDD 1344.10," Pacific Fleet spokesperson Rachel McMarr said in a statement Thursday.

Translation: the farkmonkeys who wore the patches were too chickenshiat to own up to their offense, and attempted a defense that a toddler would use when caught red-handed.

I doubt any of them cared about offending a few civvies with their panties wadded so far up their asses that they wipe their noses from the inside.  Just my guess.

Yet you're the same kind who walks around with a 'Veteran' baseball cap all your life, and snivels like a biatch if people wonder whether the $1 trillion-dollar DoD budget and endless wars are worth it.

Hmm don't own a veterans cap.  Never served.  Know lots of people who did though. What you're taking about is mainly a bunch of young men who either couldn't afford college or would rather learn a trade in the military.   They're away from home for the first time and joined a jingoistic fraternity where they're taught that their country kicks ass.  Every president tells them they are great people, Trump says it every chance he gets.   So you expect this group of people to hate Trump like you do?   Sounds like you may want to consider thinking outside your own worldview.


It's usually the older vets that wear 'em, as if they could find any other way to identify themselves.
 
2020-02-14 4:51:11 PM  
It's aircrew. They spend most of their waking hours inhaling JP5 fumes.
 
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