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Old 03-02-2021, 21:44   #16
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This new kinder gentler anti-masculine Army is so different from the one I served in that I have no idea how to respond. I do recall certain things from my time that would have never allowed this to happen.

The old Army had cooks. (Some claimed to Special Forces or SEALs at some point in their career and that may have been true for the Navy, not for the Army.)
The old Army had mobile kitchens that followed the troops around and provided properly cooked meals at least to an internal temperature of 200•F or dead for sure.
The old Army used thermally controlled cans called “Mermites” that always had a broken latch on the easy open lid to reveal the three aluminum canisters that provided shards of aluminum scrapings with every served meal. And when I say served it’s like a McDonalds sign “Millions Served.” (Whatever didn’t spill all over the back of the Duce and Half and the First Sergeants and/or NBC NCO’s poncho-liner: which would be discovered at about 23:30hrs after driving the empty “Mermites” back to the Battalion rear area support staging area, in sub freezing temperatures.)
The old Army gave you a foldable saucer like aluminum bowl and plate with a stainless steel fork, over sized spoon (could double as an E-Tool if needed) and dull serrated knife that all stuck together like peas and carrots.
The old Army gave each soldier a stainless steel wire handled cup that fit nicely inside the canteen carrier and supported both the even older metal canteen and new and improved O.D. Green plastic issued canteen with M117-A2 nipple valve (which always froze first in the winter and provided much entertainment when lying in wait for an ambush while water slowly drained across your back) to accommodate the drinking tube if the M17-A1 Gas Mask (that always broke the first time you used it.)

With that wire handled, stainless steel, canteen cup, from well before WWII all the way through Desert Storm 1 and beyond many a real man could fill that up with some form of black coffee, smile and say...good fucking morning First Sergeant...how’d you sleep last night?
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Old 03-02-2021, 21:59   #17
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I'm going to toss out a small dose of my limited edition small batch barrel strength cynicism here at no charge...

Those very same Republican Senators and members of the House didn't seem to have a problem finding a TV camera during the last 4 years of virtue signaling against president Trump's raucous behavior. Suddenly when there is some real good they could be doing to serve the citizen-soldiers they are supposed to represent, those very same Republican Senators and members of the House are suspiciously silent right now - they can't seem to find a single camera to record them publicly decrying the shitty treatment of the troops that are stuck in DC. One might think they would be jumping in front of every single camera they could find to call on the commander in chief to intervene on behalf of his troops.
but they aren't
and they won't

Those very same Republican Senators and members of the House can't seem to find the energy to do much more than the obligatory name-calling but nothing of substance. Certainly nowhere near the energy that was used to complain about insensitive social media posts that hurt feelings - very little energy being spent reminding people that those troops have a chain of command that should be held accountable in the court of public opinion.
...the top of that chain is right there in DC
...the names are easy to remember since they all work just a few miles from where these troops are being neglected
...names that we should be hearing on TV detailing the steps they are already taking towards a solution; names like Grinston, McConville, Whitley, Austin

Oh... and the one guy that could literally end all of their problems with the stroke of his pen: Joseph Robinette Biden Jr.

Lets not pretend that there is a list of Republican Senators and members of the House waiting to demand a fix for this problem - most of them have fallen silent now that President Trump has left office - let's just agree that there is a very short -very specific list of people that could EASILY address this issue and that the CinC is where the buck stops
...or who knows, it could all be fake news by a Trump supporter just trying to smear the good name of their distinguished leaders

something something this is my squad something something
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Old 03-03-2021, 16:17   #18
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They are guarding congress. Open congress' chow facilities to feed them 24/7. Open up congress' health (gym) facilities for them to exercise 24/7. Open up congress' restrooms 24/7. What the great unclean in our building!!!???

This shit would be shut down in a week.
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Old 03-03-2021, 22:54   #19
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But the threat is still there!

We can't have all those troops protecting us leave just yet. We have to make sure Americans have bought into our election fraud before that happens.

Exceptions are so inevitable that no rule is without them - except the one just stated. - Paso Por Aqui, by Eugene Manlove Rhodes

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Old 03-04-2021, 06:02   #20
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Thursday's (today's) session was cancelled because Intel told LE that there were indications of a militia threat to maybe "assault" the Capital ......

Fortify the seat of Government....keep the unwashed away

This is permanent.... Like a NG rotation in Djbouti.
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Old 03-04-2021, 06:34   #21
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Per Capitol NBC contributor Haley Talbot:

Fence update: The Architect of the Capitol’s office says the razor wire is NOT coming down. They are replacing the current fencing with different anti-climb fencing, and then the razor wire will go back up on the new fences once those are in place, per @EleanorNorton office.
Apparently they're going to move it slightly so they can open up a street to vehicle traffic.

Perhaps the deployment cycle to Mordor on the Potomac will fade.
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Old 03-04-2021, 07:32   #22
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The facts is, with all these threats of violence, the government is going to have no choice but to start legislating behind closed doors.
Away from the public eye so they can get back to the business of legislating so nobody can interfere.
No longer will we have to worry about 'passing legislation so we can see whats in it'
The government will finally just get to pass legislation.
It will no longer matter whats in it - the government will just tell you what to do.

Its whats best for the proles.
Now, go eat your peas.
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