It’s Memorial Day, drink a beer, eat a burger… enjoy your freedoms!

Personally, I get tired of hearing people poo-pah about how Memorial Day isn’t about having a three day weekend or a BBQ, and about how it’s supposed to be in solemn remembrance of those that died for our freedoms.

As a Marine Grunt who spent six years wanted nothing more than to go kill people for my country, I can tell you exactly what -I- would want on Memorial Day if I got waxed overseas.

I’d want my wife in a skimpy bikini, sipping a drink by a pool, with our kids laughing and splashing each other while hot dogs and burgers sizzle on the grill.

Because that’s America in a nutshell. It’s hot women, cold pool water, kids having fun, and processed meat pressed into sausage shapes being stuffed down the gullet with a beer.

That’s happiness!

That’s the freedoms I’d fight, die, and certainly kill thousands of totalitarian government employees for.

And anyone who would deny that, and force my family to go be miserable standing around my grave… Well, you suck.  Stop guilt tripping people into having a bad time. Memorial Day doesn’t have to be a somber, miserable affair of sadness.

Because, personally, I ain’t getting waxed defending the rights of up-tight Americans to bash others for enjoying the freedoms our dead wish they could enjoy. If you could snap your fingers and bring back all the dead veterans, I bet you money they’ve no interest in standing around mourning for each other. They’d be pounding beers, smoking cigars, and oogling hot American womens. (Cause we’re all a bunch of knuckle draggers.)

I’m not knocking those who go to the places like Arlington to see the hundreds of thousands of waving flags and rows of headstones laid out in perfect military precision. That’s awesome. I want to do it one day. The only thing cooler than the picture I described earlier would be to visit Arlington Cemetery on Memorial Day.

But people can remember and honor the sacrifices of our glorious dead by celebrating the life and freedoms that they died protecting.

Now put a bikini on and have a good time.

Except you dudes. No one wants to see that.

9 years ago today, I became a GLORIOUS USMC Bullet Sponge!

Look at me during SOI (School of Infantry). I’m the one on the left. The guy on the right is Tater Tot, one of those stereotypical Boston guys with the thick Irish accent. Pretty sure he got kicked out shortly after…

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I was 26. So while I was technically the ‘grand old man’, I felt so young, excited, vibrant and tan-lined.

Full of high hopes and big dreams of bathing in the blood of terrorists.

I was going to earn a Battlefield Commission, preferably after a Medal of Honor sprint across an open minefield, bullets spraying around me, trampling the weak and leaping the dead, reaching the far side and jamming my bayonet into some bad guys thorax and decapitating his buddy with my entrenching tool…  then scrambling across the black sands of Iwo Jima, picking up a flame thrower, roasting a concrete bunker beneath swaying palm trees, the scent of roasting human flesh and sea salt in the air……..

Well – wrong war.

Anyways. God had other plans.

It was probably to procreate.

Because my kids are pretty awesome.

 

John McCain – How I truly feel about his death.

I wasn’t going to comment on his death. Because I’m not a fan, and it’s in poor taste to bash a man on their death.

(That’s not entirely true. I’ll bash and celebrate when someone I find to be evil dies. Because I believe in rejoicing for good things. Reckon I’m just petty like that.)

But the Daily Wire ran this article.

Note to Trump: Suck it up Buttercup, and Praise John McCain as the Hero he was.

I like the Daily Wire. Ben Shapiro is fantastically clever and witty. But this article is garbage. Basically, they give the chronology between Trump and McCain not getting along. And at the end, saying that Trump was being petty for only tweeting the following:

“My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain. Our hearts and prayers are with you!” @realDonaldTrump

Apparently because he didn’t talk about how great McCain was and list his service, or his successes or whatever, Trump is being petty.

Personally, I thought the article was petty and nit-picky. So I said as much. Then a liberal friend fired back, which lead me to not care about what people think and saying what I feel.

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Me: Oh what crap. He didn’t praise him enough in his sympathy tweet? This article is petty.

Liberal Friend: I dunno, after the undignified, petty attacks he’s leveled at McCain over the past few years. (Not to mention being a 4 time draft dodger) I think he doesn’t deserve to speak about McCain and should just keep his mouth shut.

Me: Perhaps if McCain hadn’t spent years lying to his constituents about repealing ACA, he could have retained his dignity before dying.


And as a vet, I give zero shits about Trumps deferments.

Liberal Friend: Wow. Really?
Me: Yup.

(BTW – cut and pasting FB logs is a pain. So this may show up wonky.)

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After that, I decided, screw it – I’m gonna post what I think. And this is what I said:

45 years ago, McCain was a war hero. A year ago, he lied to and betrayed his voters and all the Americans struggling under ACA. 45 years ago, Trump was a pathetic draft dodger, now he is personally losing billions by trying to save America.

If you are going to compare the two, be honest about it. They’ve both done incredibly brave and incredibly stupid and deceitful stuff. But bashing Trump over McCain’s death is as stupid as acting like McCain’s poop don’t stink.

And all you Democrats out there, I remember how you lied, smeared, slandered, and tore McCain apart when he ran against Obama. You knew no low at the time. I recall you laughing because he didn’t use a computer. (Because his arms were broken and poorly healed in a POW camp and he physically couldn’t.) But winning is more important than morals or truth, right? And now your actions and words show how two-faced you are. Big surprise there.

And now? You only ‘care’ because you view his death as another way to beat on Trump. If McCain hadn’t been at odds with Trump, you’d have cared as much as Obama did when Nancy Reagan and Justice Scalia died. (Ya know, when the sitting President SKIPPED both of their funerals.)

Personally, I never cared for him. Like most conservatives, we despise RINOs. RINOs is a polite way of saying, garbage Republican. But I held my nose and voted for him to be president though. (Because I really liked Palin and I’d vote for a rotten head of cabbage before I’d vote Democrat.) But he was always wish-washy on values that matter to me, and values he often pretended to hold for the sake of votes.

All the same. He was a Vietnam badass. And due much honor for his sacrifices, strength, and bravery… during THAT time period. Afterwards he turned into a slimy politician. And became despicable.

And now you know how I feel.

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And all this brings up an interesting notion. When does being a Draft Dodger no longer matter? And I was being honest about my statement. I don’t care that he dodged. That’s gonna piss Vietnam Vets off probably, and a bunch of other vets. All honorable men who answered the call and fought, who lost buddies, who suffered and sacrificed, and came home mutilated physically or mentally or with a necklace of ears… But hear me out..

People make mistakes. Trump was dishonorable in dodging the draft. Aye. But considering the beating he’s taking now, the beating he was WILLING to take when he ran, I didn’t mind when I voted for him.

It’s been a long time since the Vietnam War. 43 years. When do we forgive people who screwed up and have atoned for it? It’s a black mark on their record. When is it wiped away?

There was one little bugger in particular in my squad. He went UA (Unauthorized Absence. Which is USMC for AWOL). I was a reservist. So when that happens, the world stops turning and all sorts of time wasting things happens. We call all his contacts. We contact all his family and tell them he is missing and freak them out. We call all the hospitals. We call all the jails and police departments. We send people to his house.

We freak out.

Imagine losing a piece of serialized gear, like Night Vision…. except this was a human being. And we aren’t even In Country. We are stateside…

This guy was a turd. An absolute turd who had no business in the glorious Marine Corps. He should have been tossed to the gators of Parris Island.

This dance went on for weeks. I finally got him to answer my call. He flat out told me he sucked and didn’t belong. I tried to talk him into coming back, taking his lumps, and improving if he put in the effort. And he would have taken some lumps to be sure… but he MAY have been able to regain his honor still.

He said no. Of course he didn’t have the stones to drive to our unit, and tell anyone face to face.

To make matters worse, a couple months ago he had a massive Eagle, Globe, and Anchor tattooed across his back.

So I did what any good Squad Leader does to a dirt bag. I made him sweat. I told him according to our rules and regulations, he had 60 days to have his tattoo covered up or removed. Or else he would be arrested under the UCMJ (Uniformed Code of Military Justice). Fun stuff. He freaked. Good.

So now he’s diddy bopping around somewhere with his Other than Honorable Discharge. Probably talking about how he was a stellar Marine and got hurt and we kicked him out for medical reasons or some lies like that. Because that’s what all kicked-out Marine turds do.

I hates them.

Can he ever redeem himself?

Yep. I truly hope he does. I hope he becomes a hero of some sort, and one day his stupid looking face and those giant ears of his will be on a stamp. And I’ll point to him on the TV and say, “That guy was a real turd of a Marine, but I’m honored to have hazed him.”

So that’s why I don’t hold Trump accountable for his draft dodging days. He has more than atoned for his dishonor by fighting against the spread of progressive lunacy and socialism and WINNING.

And on a side note, Liberals, including my friend here who was arguing, never cared that Bill Clinton did the same thing.

Because…hypocrisy is the Democrats true platform.

Edit – I see McCain barred Sarah Palin from attending his funeral. Considering how it was widely rumored he blamed her for losing in 2008, and that she never once criticised him… it goes to show, even in death McCain is an asshole.

Good riddance.

Edit 2 – So Trump gives McCain’s family use of Air Force 2 to transport the body. A plane normally reserved for the Vice President or First Lady. And Meghan McCain bashes Trump and his supporters during her eulogy.

“We gather here to mourn the passing of American greatness — the real thing, not cheap rhetoric from men who will never come near the sacrifice he gave so willingly, nor the opportunistic appropriation of those who lived lives of comfort and privilege while he suffered and served.”

“The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was always great.”

 

It’s fascinating how McCain’s funeral seems to be centered around Trump. You people just can’t let him go. Even with his absence, he’s in your heads.

No one likes Party Poopers on Memorial Day.

I posted this on Facebook Sunday and felt it was relevant enough to move here and go more in depth.

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Personally, if I got waxed by some poop head… I’d want everyone I know to grill out, drink some beers, eat burgers, shoot some guns, and enjoy a three day Memorial weekend however they want.

Because that’s freedom. Freedom from the very people that our vets died defending it from. You know what freedom is?

It’s cooking a fat burger over charcoal instead of being forced to attend public book burning or mass indoctrination rallies.

It’s about drinking a cold beer with the boys instead of wondering if your door will be kicked in during the middle of the night and your family taken to some gulag where you’ll be worked to death or executed because you have a college degree.

It’s about throwing water balloons at your kids instead of worrying if your daughter will be stoned to death as a ‘honor killing’ if she is sexually assaulted.

It’s about wearing American colored sun glasses on a boat instead of worrying about gas shortages, eating rats, or prostituting yourself to survive. (Looking at you Venezuela)

It’s about lounging in lawn chairs instead of worrying if you’ve got enough food in your underground bunker in case the Russkies or North Koreans nuke us.

It’s about being able to freely and openly bicker with your family about your differing political views without worry of being labeled a dissident and snatched off with a bag over your head to be dropped into a mass grave.

THAT’S what our vets defend us and others against!

And if we Americans can’t enjoy our way of life, then what was the point of their sacrifice?

You want to place flags on all the vets graves? Right on!

You want to pour a forty on your battle buddies grave? Sounds good!

You want to see a flag at half mast and throw up a quick prayer to our Lord and Savior, to thank Him for gracing our existence with such men who would selflessly die for others? Awesome!

You want to drive four hours and play in a swimming pool with your family? DO IT.

You want to grill some tasty meat? DO IT.

This is America.

Every day is the Fourth of July. Every day is Veterans Day. Every day is Memorial Day.

EVERY DAY IS THE ‘REST OF THE WORLD SUCKS AND WE DON’T’ DAY!

And I’m not about to bash someone for having a good time on Memorial Day by assuming they don’t care about our honored dead.

Guns! GUNS FOR EVERYONE!

Two AWESOME things worthy of mention.

First, Black Friday sold over 203,086 guns. That’s enough to arm the entire glorious Marine Corps and the little Coast Guard, with some left over. Yet, strangely, we won’t witness 200,000 plus murders occur this week, or next month, or next year, or the next decade. So weird! I thought guns = mass murder?

Second, Congress has FINALLY passed a bill allowing military surplus 1911’s to be sold via TheCMP.org. Sweet! I hope mine has notches carved in it from all the dead Nazis and Imperialists it slayed in RIGHTEOUS 1940’s AMERICAN FURY!

A picture got put on the internet today from a bin of 1,500 guns that were being prepped for transfer to the CMP. They look pretty good, with some nice WWI 1911’s in the mix. So far, as you can read in the link below, the picture checks out as being authentic.

The first rumor I’ve seen is they are going for $900. Which seems steep considering that M1 Garands are almost all sold out, and Service Grade Garands are going for $730.  But who knows, the CMP doesn’t make much money anymore since Clinton took their public funding away because he hates guns and freedom and apple pie and his wife. (Can’t blame him on the last one.) So maybe they will be stupid expensive. It’s not like there is a lot of military surplus guns left that can legally be imported until we over-turn this annoying full-auto ban. At any rate, the super rare ones will end up in their auction going for lots of monies. So save your pennies.

Linky McLink to the Forum it was posted

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Pew, Pew, and carry on.

 

 

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