Former Marine here, I was ticked off at this kid when I saw the initial video, and I’m REALLY ticked at the way the vets who confronted him were treated by the campus rent-a-cops, and ESPECIALLY the milquetoast administration. That said however, this kid is obviously very slow, and I feel sorry for him, and accept his apology.
November 18, 2013 at 6:08pm
Remember, in New York you don’t need guns cuz the police will protect you.
November 18, 2013 at 2:55am
While in Marine Corps Boot Camp, we were not permitted any sweets whatsoever. Even in the field, the DI’s would take away the cakes etc that came in the MRE’s. But they’d occasionally pass out apples as a treat. Try going without any sugary foods or drinks for 2 months and then getting hold of an apple. A Marine recruit will utterly destroy an apple, sucking every tiny bit of flesh from it, within 30 seconds. I’m not joking. It’s like piranhas in a feeding frenzy….
May 24, 2013 at 3:05pm
I of all people know that until Reagan, no President returned a salute. It is not required, I’m not a particular fan of it, and I far prefer the President just give a handshake and a smile. He is the civilian head of the military, not a general.
May 24, 2013 at 2:43pm
As a serving Marine, if my Commanding Officer walked by me in civvies while I was in uniform, I would salute him. He would not return my salute, but merely say “Carry on”, or “How are you today?” or other greeting. If an active duty Marine officer in civilian clothes does not return the salute of his Marines who are in uniform, just WHY should the President return a salute???
Because he is the C-inC. It goes way beyond military protocol. You of all people should know this.
I of all people know that until Reagan, no President returned a salute. It is not required, I'm not a particular fan of it, and I far prefer the President just give a handshake and a smile. He is the civilian head of the military, not a general.
Nothing personal Marine...but you are wrong. He is the SUPREME military commander of all American forces. Translate it any way you want: field marshal, General, dictator....he is THE man when it comes to the military and all decisions. HE may not like it...I certainly don't.....The fact is he didn't salute him out of spite....no other reason. He has done it for 5 years...why not now? I'll answer it. Because he got handed his azz over the umbrella incident and in typical Obama fashion HE IS GETTING EVEN.
May 24, 2013 at 2:41pm
As a former Marine and member of the Sea Service, I always find it jarring to watch someone not wearing a cover rendering a salute. Only the USAF and Army do so, and that is only indoors when reporting. No President ever rendered a salute until Reagan, and all post-WWII Presidents had served in the military as officers–they did know saluting etiquette. I find the handshake a far more personal and human gesture, and I liked it–and I do NOT like Obama. But this gets a thumbs-up from me.
March 19, 2013 at 3:41pm
I had to have my driver’s license scanned at Target a few months ago when I bought a can of compressed air for cleaning out my PC…
I’ve walked into a leather bar in DC by accident. What I saw in that place for the 10 seconds I was inside the door was enough to convince me you don’t deserve the right to marriage.
February 26, 2013 at 6:18pm
Sacredhonor1776: “Jefferson’s non-belief in the divinity of Jesus disqualifies him according to many folks’ definition of Christianity. On the other hand, TJ seemed to consider himself a Christian, in the sense that he was a follower of Jesus. So let’s just say, this is complicated, and quite often folks get tripped up with this because they oversimplify.””
Actually, Jefferson’s non-belief in the divinity of Jesus falls in line with the Arian branch of Christianity, which had a fairly large following up until the Council of Nicea, where Arianism was decreed a heretical belief. Saint Nicholas himself (not so much a jolly old fellow in reality) beat the living tar out of an advocate of Arianism at the Council.
February 26, 2013 at 6:12pm
Since the early ’80s, I have watched the creeping, insidious propagandization of the American public to not just tolerate, but “embrace” a vile, unnatural, and disgusting lifestyle. S.E., you’re a beautiful, intelligent lady, but you’re the victim of 30+ years of cultural corruption inflicted on the US by Hollywood and the general media. NO to homosexual marriage, NO, to gays in the military, and NO to special legal privileges to homosexuals in the legal system. JUST. PLAIN. NO to the “love that dares not speak its name” which has changed to “the love that won’t just shut the HELL UP.”
February 25, 2013 at 10:42pm
I remember when I was a kid on Andersen in the mid ’70s, they would regularly cause power outages.
February 24, 2013 at 11:49pm
If you do a quick google on this reverend, you’ll see this isn’t the only Wyoming legislative issue she’s stuck her nose into with less than a year of residency. She’s a hardcore lefty *******. If you Wyoming folks know what’s good for your state, you’ll ride her out of town on a rail and tell her to never come back. She’s the advance guard of a plague of ******* locusts who will turn your state into another Socialist Utopia.
February 18, 2013 at 5:55pm
Yep, everything I’ve heard is that Japanese prison is no walk in the park. Marines with whom I’ve served who’d done tours in Japan and Okinawa spoke of seeing Americans who’d been doing time in Japanese prison brought on base to see the JAG. They said it was hard not to feel sorry for the dirtbags–emaciated, pale, and obviously having a double-plus ungood life in the Japanese penal system.
February 18, 2013 at 12:53pm
I’d get Elmer Fudd on the case ASAP. With his spear and magic helmet.
February 18, 2013 at 12:51pm
Not that shocking. When the Soviets counterattacked the Germans at Stalingrad in the winter of ’42, the Germans had a panzer division in reserve, but when they tried to start the tanks which had been immobile for weeks in order to save fuel, many tanks were found to have had their wiring chewed through by mice. The Germans were left unable to respond effectively to Soviet penetrations of their lines.
January 16, 2013 at 5:33pm
Hey Joe! Mika! Did you notice the Prez on stage with a bunch of kids he was exploiting for a photo op? Have you heard him using the kids of Newtown as an excuse to push for legislation that would do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to have prevented Newtown? You realize he sends his kids to a school that has a dozen armed security personnell on staff, not COUNTING the Secret Service for his own kids???? And yet he says he doesn’t want armed guards in school??? Sidwell Friends employees armed guards on its grounds! Yes, he is an ELITIST HYPOCRITE.
Your Blues shrank too? Must be cheap government uniform material, gets smaller over time! ;)
January 3, 2013 at 8:30pm
Civilwarcometh, North County here, I just told a friend he needs to move out of the Fascist state to the east of us before they kick in his door and “accidentally” shoot him when they come for his Glock.
I won’t go to Illinois any more either. A friend of mine owns a small resort campground on the east bank of the Mississippi and suggested we go shooting over there. I told him he was insane if he thought I’d bring my guns into that totalitarian, gun-grabbing cess-pit.
January 2, 2013 at 4:00pm
“Why the Republican Party has this bias against New York, this bias against New Jersey, this bias against the northeast?”
Because they keep voting corrupt kleptocrat Dems regardless of scandals, corruption, and moral bankruptcy. Find your own money.