Posts Tagged ‘Marines’

Emotional support dog bites passenger on Delta flight

Friday, May 31st, 2019

Holy Shit!

Dig into that one and you’ll see the pictures of the guy attacked. Awful stuff. And even though the dog owner is a Marine, I think this emotional support animal stuff is going too far. The dog weighed fifty pounds and was sitting in the Marine’s lap. Also the Marine was in the center seat!

Scouts and Guns

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

Old Picture of the Day: Scouts and Guns.


From the post:

I don’t know about the summer camp you went to, but mine definitely did not have a 50 Cal BMG at the shooting range, although I think it is a great idea. Nothing would rejuvenate interest in Scouting like some automatic weapons at the shooting range!

I got the pleasure of sending about 10 rounds of 50 cal downrange while in the Marines. It was very cool. That gun is amazing. The sound that thing makes ranks with the sound of Ducatis and V8’s.

That blog is well worth checking out.

Some will call me a homophobe

Monday, December 10th, 2012

A while back, in one of those little articles in the paper (yes, I still occasionally read the news on dead trees), you know the ones, just a paragraph or two, usually in a column of several of these little articles. There is no by-line, nothing. Anyway, this article said that the first same sex wedding had been held in the chapel at West Point.

The google is a wonderful thing.

Look at what I found:

I don't know whether to laugh or cry

Having served for a few years in the Marine Corps, the first thing that comes to my mind when viewing this photo is why isn’t everyone in the same uniform? I see at least three. Maybe there should be two (one for the cadets and one for the officers), but certainly no more than two.

You might as well call me sexist too. I am still troubled by women in the military, especially women getting limited spots in our military academies.

You might as well call me a prick for not liking the “bride” riding in her cart. I would think the only people needing assistance at a wedding in the chapel at West Point would be wounded veterans. Not someone without the strength, for whatever reason, to make it through her 15 minute wedding ceremony on her feet. I am assuming the one in dark is the veteran, but you can’t really tell, can you?

Notice all women with big grins in the gallery.

I could go on and on about stuff that I find bothersome in this photo. Most of what I find bothersome, others will call me bigoted for even noticing.