Most comments here look to be simple kneejerk reactions to the fractional amount of information provided in this article. Go to Sofrep and read the entire interview. Most of the concerns here are addressed in the interview. The interview on sofrep is very well done and gets right to the point.
But the Blaze strikes yet again in sensationalizing the title. The lady in question, the WARRIOR in question, never claims to be special forces. Nor does the gentleman conducting the interview. Instead they discuss her actual role as a highly trained specialist ATTACHED TO special forces units. No, she is not special forces. However what she IS, is a somebody who by her training and presence allows the special forces troops to do an even better job than they otherwise would.
Again, all-or most of-the emotional BS brought up here is addressed in the full interview. But this is one of those hot button issues that tends to make people react emotionally as opposed to rationally. Fragile male egos are one of the few constants in the universe it seems.
Having spent some of the best years of my life in the Marine Corps, all I can say is, if she is capable and has earned the trust of those around her, then so be it. While you complain about how it can’t be done, she is already doing it. And apparently doing it pretty darn well.
if she is capable
The key word. So Marine. You know just like most of us who have served, know that women std's are lowered for them.
Holy shit, someone read the interview!
March 12, 2012 at 8:01pm
@You Did This, Phrogs, not frogmen. Two completely different things.
March 12, 2012 at 7:55pm
Funny, yet again it is the leftist that has to bring race into everything. Race has nothing to do with it. The federal government has NO business telling, encouraging, or even suggesting what people do in their private lives. Not what kind of light bulb they use. Not what kind of car they drive. Not what kind of food they eat.
That YOU need to be coddled to the point of having the federal government tell you what to eat doesn’t mean the rest of us do.
March 12, 2012 at 7:34pm
Mo, yes, I AM sure the Marines are in charge of the ad. The Marine Corps has used an ad agency for years to make commercials. The ad agency films it and puts it together, but the Marine Corps Recruiting Command in Quantico, Va has final say on whether or not it gets on t.v.
March 12, 2012 at 6:11pm
1) Their job, according to Congressional mandate is;
1. Provide Fleet Marine Force with combined arms and supporting air components for service with the United States Fleet in the seizure or defense of advanced naval bases and for the conduct of such land operations as may be essential to the execution of naval campaign.
2. Provide detachments and organizations for service on armed vessels of the Navy and security detachments for the protection of naval property at naval Stations and bases.
3. Develop, in coordination with the Army, Navy, and Air Force, the doctrine, tactics, techniques, and equipment employed by landing forces in amphibious operations.
4. Provide Marine forces for airborne operations, in coordination with the Army, Navy, and Air Force, according to the doctrine established by the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
5. Develop, in coordination with the Army, Navy, and Air Force, the doctrine, procedures, and equipment for airborne operations.
6. Expand peacetime components to meet wartime needs according to the joint mobilization plans.
7. Perform such other duties as the President may direct.
2) Apparently you didn’t watch the commercial. I saw plenty of different Marines. But being a Marine, the only color of Marines I saw was green.
March 12, 2012 at 6:04pm
0331s, accuracy by volume.
Spot on though with your first shot. Semper Fi.
March 12, 2012 at 6:01pm
By the way Blaze, what the h*ll is so “chilling” about this commercial? Showing Marines carrying out training exercises is chilling? Or is it the really scarey looking guns? The fanaticism that Marines display when carrying out their duty?
Are you really so coddled that a recruiting commercial is “chilling”?
March 12, 2012 at 5:57pm
No, it’s just another recruiting commercial for one of the finest groups of men the world has ever known.
March 12, 2012 at 5:53pm
Having spent some of the best years of my life in the Marine Corps, I can say the only thing “chilling” I saw about this recruiting commercial were the “aid” boxes. The Marine Corps exists for no other reason than to destroy the enemies of this nation. It’s not the friggen Peace Corps, so stop trying to turn it into that.
By the way Blaze, what the h*ll is so "chilling" about this commercial? Showing Marines carrying out training exercises is chilling? Or is it the really scarey looking guns? The fanaticism that Marines display when carrying out their duty?
Are you really so coddled that a recruiting commercial is "chilling"?
March 11, 2012 at 2:31pm
A subsidy is something government gives to a company that couldn’t otherwise make it on it’s own. It is the taking of money from a successful company and giving it to a company that is a failure.
The notion that government subsidizes oil companies is a myth that has been carefully cultivated over the years until people take it at face value. The government takes money from the oil companies in taxes and fees and then gives them back a small portion. That small portion is not a subsidy. It’s what the company would have had anyway before government confiscation.
February 17, 2012 at 5:14am
I work twelve hours a day at frack sites. And you know what? I love every second of it. Glad to see there is a possibility of a movie being made to correct the nonsense in Gasland.
February 11, 2012 at 2:38pm
And the panzification of the country continues.
This is nothing new. I got out in 97. I knew guys from sniper platoons when I was in the Corps. A whole lot of them had the “SS” lightening bolts tattooed on them. Usually on the outside of the calf. It’s nothing new and it’s nothing racist. But since men are no longer allowed to be men, these Marines will be punished.
January 25, 2012 at 4:53pm
The Glock, Colt, S&W debate is not much different that Ford versus Chevy truck lovers. Each one has it’s advantages and disadvantages based mostly on who has it in their hands at the time.
For me, I have Colts, Rugers and couple of Glocks. I love my carry Colt. But I also love my Rugers. But for some situations, the Glock is the best choice. I look at it like a woman looks at handbags, which one I carry on a particular day depends on the situation.
December 10, 2011 at 12:27pm
The ability to reason, to make and abide by social and legal contracts separates man from the beasts of the field. When someone commits murder they have shown they are incapable of holding to those social contracts. They have willfully left their humanity behind and reduced themselves to the state of an animal.
This is why you put the animals down swiftly.
December 9, 2011 at 3:50pm
Apparently the overbearing mom and school board both miss the irony here. Over the years, high school cheerleading outfits and routines have become less modest than what you would see on the average streetwalker. And they are complaining about her being a Hooters waitress?
December 9, 2011 at 3:28pm
This is what happens when you lie to your kids. Parents tell kids over and over they can do anything they want to do. It sounds nice and it makes them feel all warm and fuzzy inside, but it’s a lie. Parents, for whatever reason, don’t have the nerve to tell their kids, “Sorry little (insert childs name here), you don’t have the talent to be a (insert childs dream job here) when you grow up.”
Parents should be telling their kids they can do anything they have the talent to do and want to work hard enough for. And even THEN it’s not a sure thing. You think anyone ever discussed reality with this kid? You think anyone ever sat her down and told her that while she may have a decent voice for singing in her church choir, that’s about as far as it’s going to go? Think anyone ever bothered to point out the numbers to her? That while she wants to sing when she grows up, so do millions of others, and just what he!! makes her think she is so special?
“You’re special,” and, “You can be anything you want to be when you grow up,” are two of the most insidious lies we tell children. Sorry kids, for the most part, you are NOT all that special. You are just like every other kid out there. And no, you can’t be anything you want to be when you grow up. You can be anything you have the talent and the work ethic to be. And even then you may get beat out by someone with more of both traits.
December 2, 2011 at 9:53pm
Why do you assume you have to be a gunsmith to design and manufacture a rifle? If you have to be a gunsmith to design and build a new rifle, how do you explain Ronnie Barrett?
So what if it has little sporting and no self defense application? The guy designed and built something that looks fun to shoot. Why read more into it than that?
Oh, and of all the people that shot it in the video, it didn’t look like it hurt any of them.
December 1, 2011 at 9:33am
” “Anti-social behaviour like this is completely unacceptable and we would urge anyone who is the victim of such behaviour, or who witnesses it, to call police.”
I more disturbed by that comment than I am the womans rant. That government thinks it gets to decide what thought is acceptable is nothing short of evil. That they are actively trying to hunt this person down is despicable.
Probably because it's something like Achmed Mohamed Aahil Hakeem.
Most likely because he is a minority or related to a famous democrat.
October 29, 2011 at 1:35am
To Scott Olsen,
It is said, “Once a Marine, always a Marine.” Once the title is earned, it can never be taken away. But it can be set aside. Through the actions you admit to while in the Corps, to all your efforts to besmirch the Corps after you were discharged, you set aside the title.
As one who proudly served in the Marine Corps, it is sad for me to see that happen to another. But you made your choices. You, through your actions, abdicated any claim you may have once had on the title “Marine”.