The beret was never “Rangers only”. Rangers were the last to get them in ’79. The maroon beret has its roots going back to WWII (a gift from British to American Airborne forces) and SF has been wearing them since the 50′s. Unless you’re just referring to the black beret, but that’s not historically accurate either. Maroon was taken from the Airborne when Army standardized headgear and adopted the black beret to be worn by both Airborne units and Rangers, but less than a year later Airborne successfully lobbied to get maroon back. Most Airborne units never stopped wearing them. I guess that doesn’t matter anyway because he’s not wearing a black beret. He’s wearing the maroon beret of a Paratrooper.
Once they’re broken in they don’t interfere with vision. The brim of a patrol cap takes away more vision than a well broken-in beret. I wore both. Airborne all the way!
 December 22, 2014 at 5:49am
So let me get this straight……Michelle Obama, surrounded by Secret Service agents, photographers, assistants, her team of publicists, and probably her Mom, had a random stranger get past all of that entourage without being seen or stopped to ask her for help? Am I reading this correctly? And she was insulted because as “First Lady” helping people is beneath her? Am I missing something?
I’m calling BS on this one. I met Nancy Reagan twice. Secret Service didn’t let anybody near her without being vetted and approved. Even as a high school kid was warned “If you reach out to shake her hand we will break it” when Nancy was doing her, “Say no to drugs campaign”.
I also stayed two hotel rooms down from John McCain when he was running for President. He had the whole floor except my room. SS was more cordial this time but I couldn’t get near him. They even shut down the hallway and elevators so I could check out and escorted me to my car. I was back a month later and the manager confirmed SS ran a background check on me and gave the hotel authorization to let me stay on that floor. Done without my knowledge.
In other words, nobody gets near her without permission. Michelle’s making up stories again. Oh my shocked face!
May 25, 2013 at 3:35pm
Oblammo is the true warmonger. Bush only fought wars in Iraq, A-Stan, and excursions into Pakistan. Obama is neck deep in Iraq, A-Stan, Pakistan, Libya, Egypt, and Syria. A true supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood.
May 25, 2013 at 3:30pm
Charles…..apparently you forgot about France, Germany, Italy, Japan, N. Africa, Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, Panama……….
Bill Clinton signed the Iraq Liberation Act into law in 1998, making regime change in Iraq official American foreign policy. John Kerry was Congress’ strongest proponent for regime change from 1998 until he decided to run for President (hence his “I was for it before I was against it”.
Cheney sold off all Haliburton stock when he became VP candidate to avoid “conflict of interest”. Not surprisingly – Clinton, Pelosi, and Kerry never sold off their Haliburton stock holdings. Clinton owned Haliburton stock all while he was assigning them no-bid contracts to build bases in Kosovo.
Hussein violated the cease-fire agreement from GWI. UN had an obligation to remove him from power. They refused to act, so the US did. Libs love to ignore his use of poison gas against civilian villages and dozens of mass graves unearthed in Iraq. It’s a shame they place so little value on human life.
April 6, 2013 at 5:22pm
I live in the most Libertarian state in the country, and guess what…….we don’t have any seatbelt laws. Got a problem with that, Maher? Then just wear your seatbelt like most of us choose to do anyway.
He probably has a problem with our lack of helmet laws, too, not to mention no sales tax or state income tax. Screw him. I suffered through his show just to see what it was about. He’s more bitter them Rachel Madcow, tells more lies than Wasserman-Shulz, and is almost tied with Chris “thrill up my leg” Matthews in his undying devotion to Obama. The only reason he’s complaining now is he never thought any of this would actually effect him. He gave $1,000,000 to Obama…somehow thinking Obama (and his fellow ******** in California) wouldn’t come for the rest.
He’s no more libertarian than Obama is a Christian. They both do it just for show.
April 5, 2013 at 11:00pm
I see they included Mormons on that list too. I’m surprised there wasn’t an entry for “Bitter Clingers”.
While you are running down the list, Comrade, read between the lines.......
FLDS Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints is what it says, that is the polygamous cult ran by Warren Jeffs the child raping pedophile. And it says Mormans not Mormons.
Whoever was teaching that class was a herpaderp.
The list was made to lump peace loving groups with murderous blood lusting minions of satan.
April 5, 2013 at 12:49pm
MIL-DOT – I disagree. The parents have a responsibility to supervise their kid shooting a BB gun. It needs to be handled like any other gun because the kid could seriously hurt himself or others. I have a big scar on my head from getting shot with a BB gun when I was 12, I ended up in the hospital with a shaved head and a dozen stitches……playing stupid games got me a stupid prize and a good beating from my father.
Plus he was shooting into traffic, whether intentional or not. He hit two people. He could have taken someone’s eye out or caused a car accident. There’s a whole lotta WTF in what he did, and a lot more WTF in his parents letting him do it.
My kids were taught to treat their BB guns with the same respect as everything else in my gun safe. No, BB guns aren’t as lethal, but accidents happen that could easily be avoided. My personal opinion is the parents should be held responsible for what he did.
April 2, 2013 at 2:17pm
Wingedwolf – what’s so scary is that vote was so close!
April 2, 2013 at 9:32am
LEO from all across the country have come out in opposition to stricter gun control. Sheriff’s in CO outed Dems for trying to threaten them with budget cuts if they didn’t support it. This is backfiring on Dems at a level they never anticipated (as shortsighted as they are).
My father was 3rd generation Boston Police officer, cousins add a 4th gen, and have relatives on MA State Police. None of the LEO in my family supports existing draconian gun laws in liberal MA much less what they’re trying to do now. Unfortunately LEO don’t get to make laws, just tasked with enforcing them.
I’m encouraged to see so many LEO come out against these bills, but unfortunately lawmakers don’t seem to give a rat’s @ss what anybody else says…….except of course that arrogant buffoon Chief of Milwaukee police.
Lets keep up the pressure!
April 1, 2013 at 4:35pm
I think atheists use the symbol of the Atom to designate their lack of faith. I’m OK with this, we should let them display the image of an atom……..in its true scale. It won’t take up much room. You’d never even know it was there ;)
March 27, 2013 at 11:43pm
Let’s not forget most of the 729 funerals a month he’s complaining about are WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam veterans. What an idiot.
March 27, 2013 at 11:18am
Isn’t it ironic they just celebrated the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, but want to strip Americans of their Constitutional rights “if just one child could be saved”? I know how we could save 1.2 million children per year….but too many liberal heads would explode an it’s be a mess to clean up.
EXREPUBLISHEEP, Probably only in the states that do not have Right To Work laws.
Well CAV, I don't know about you partner but they have convinced me I should give up my guns to save +or- 8500 souls a year. And I know these wonderful people will ban abortion to save +or- 1.2 million babies. They are such loving caring people aren't they???? Wait a minute, aren't these the same people who were tweeting kill Whitey, kill Republicans, kill the NRA , kill Romney, kill white babies a few months ago? Damn, do you think that could be why they want us disarmed???? Hmmmm! I thought I saw a Panther? I did! Those commies sure are crafty. How black is that?
March 27, 2013 at 11:12am
Another liberal demonizing a civil rights organization. What a sad, sad little man. This reminds me of Oregon, where animal rights activists put poison in the woods to kill hunting dogs – killing animals to save animals? Doesn’t make sense to me… Now what we hear is liberals advocating shooting people to stop gun violence. They don’t even stop to think about what they’re saying. It’s pure lunacy.
Guess your narrative doesn't feel a need to recognize he was identified as a humorist.
Guess your narrative isn't aware that every time you people talk about killing or hurting your opposition, you people swoop in with "but but but it was a joke!".
The history of your kind informs us all that when you people start talking about killing and harming others, you're not joking.
Go away. You are not welcome at the table any longer. Your kind has lost all credibility and are no longer going to be participating in the discussion about rights in our society.
and of course a humorist cannot be a lunatic...right?????until he wants to eliminale YOUR crotch....hmmmm
Oh.......So that was humor.....Ahahahahah......Not...
Rookie what is humor inducing about crotch shooting? Is this some gay code most of us don't get? La Pierre is in actuality standing up for even your useless rights, and you laugh about mock shooting of his groin? Your lord 0 said enough of the vitriol; listen to your lord (of the flies).
JCROOK, More of the old Bill Maher CYA excuse, eh?
March 21, 2013 at 6:51pm
He’s talking about Abe Lincoln making a phone call to Obama, and you think he’s serious? What kind of cell service do you think Lincoln has?