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Tue Jul 8, 2014, 11:47 AM

Why Holly Fisher pisses me off

You remember Holly. She's the cute but extremely right-wing asshole from West Virginia who posted the "conservative hat trick" picture of her wearing a "Pro Life" t-shirt and holding a Chick Fil A cup while standing in front of a closed Hobby Lobby store. And of course that wasn't good enough for her friends so she followed it up with the famous Suicide Bombing for Jesus pose.

These were supposed to make liberals' "heads explode." Whatever.

No, what's pissing me off about this little ditz is she self-identifies as the "wife of a combat veteran." The Troops call this "wearing your husband's rank" and we fucking HATE IT!

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Reply Why Holly Fisher pisses me off (Original post)
jmowreader Jul 2014 OP
vankuria Jul 2014 #1
tammywammy Jul 2014 #5
earthside Jul 2014 #6
vankuria Jul 2014 #8
Warpy Jul 2014 #2
Skidmore Jul 2014 #3
jmowreader Jul 2014 #9
TlalocW Jul 2014 #4
jmowreader Jul 2014 #10
Arugula Latte Jul 2014 #7
ChisolmTrailDem Jul 2014 #11

Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Tue Jul 8, 2014, 11:52 AM

1. I'm the wife of a combat veteran

and I find her offensive on so many levels and I never heard the expression "wearing your husbands rank". WTF does that mean??

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Response to vankuria (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 8, 2014, 11:58 AM

5. You've never heard it?

It's when someone thinks they're important bc of whatever rank their spouse holds. I see it at work with the administrative assistants. There's a couple that because they work for VP or Director whomever think that means they can be rude or whatever bc of who they work for not their own position.

The best story I've heard about this was from a retired AF guy, who saw a woman going nuts yelling some place stating "don't you know who my husband is..."? I can't remember all the details.

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Response to tammywammy (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 8, 2014, 12:07 PM

6. I'v got a sister-in-law like that.

She thinks she is so important because her husband was a Marine captain (now retired).

Really, if it weren't considered a breach of etiquette I think she would be wearing captain's bars herself.
I'm not kidding, she acts like we ought to salute her when we go visit.

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Response to tammywammy (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 8, 2014, 12:16 PM

8. No haven't heard of it

but them again, I live on my own merits. Don't get me wrong, I'm very proud of my husband and his service to his country, but that's his accomplishments not mine.

About the only time I bring up my husbands military status is when someone tells me Liberals are unpatriotic, don't serve their country, are chickenshits, and all the other gop bullshit and I can effectively put them in their place. I've also had some interesting conversations with folks that think they are experts regarding the VA, Iraq, weapons, etc. My husband is the military expert in this family and his knowledge is always spot on.

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Tue Jul 8, 2014, 11:52 AM

2. Yeah, I can see how this would be incredibly insulting to the people who are actually out there

putting their asses on the line, getting shot at, and hoping they survive long enough to get home and see their youngest child before shipping out to some other hell hole.

I would far rather see that little twit than be her and I'm delighted her Jihad pose with a copy of the real thing went viral on her ass. I do hope she finds out the advantage inherent in shutting the fuck up instead of doubling down.

Then again, people that stupid learn very slowly, if they learn at all, so I imagine we're going to see a lot more of her in the time to come.

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Tue Jul 8, 2014, 11:52 AM

3. I'm not sure why troops should

be upset with a person identifying as the wife of a veteran. I really don't like what this woman is representing in terms of political views to the nation but what does that have to do with her being the spouse of a veteran. It would seem to me that whenever someone joins the military, their family members are in it for the long haul too. Don't think it has anything to do with rank either. Perhaps military personnel should not marry. Would that make it better for you?

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 8, 2014, 02:26 PM

9. Thanks for the civiliansplaining

I was a soldier for 12 years. One of the things every soldier learns about before he ever reaches his first permanent duty station is the Phenomenon of the Professional Spouse - "I'm Mrs. Colonel Smith" or "I'm Mrs. Sergeant Major Jones." Before Wikipedia was invented I don't think there were twelve people in the entire world who knew what Charles Bagnal's wife's first name is - she always introduced herself as "I'm General Bagnal's wife." Not "Hi, I'm Patsy" (which is what it is), rather "Hi, I'm the general's wife." She would go to stores in Nashville and introduce herself to the clerks as the general's wife. I'm certain the ladies at the perfume counter in Hecht's really gave a shit about her being the wife of the 101st Airborne commander, but they knew she was.

Better war story: This is Rocky the Marne Bulldog, the mascot of the 3rd Infantry Division.



Rocky was designed by Walt Disney during World War II, and it's (as far as I know) the only one of Disney's unit logos still in use. Rocky is a male bulldog and was created with everything a male dog should have. In 1973, the 3rd ID got a new general...whose prudish wife just couldn't stand to see Rocky's balls. They were chiseled off. The next CG's wife didn't know why anyone would deface such a historically significant statue and had them restored. Two generals' wives later and they were off again. The next general's wife comes in, they're back on. Eventually they're going to get smart about this and put expansion anchors in the statue so they can bolt his nuts on.

The soldier hates the Professional Spouse, such as Taliban Holly over there, because they aggressively exploit power and authority they don't actually have.

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Tue Jul 8, 2014, 11:54 AM

4. I've been trolling back

On several sites, I've made mention of her hat trick photo that more than likely she's drinking a Coca-Cola product out of her Chick-Fil-A cup, and they have a very pro-GLBT corporate policy so it's nice to see her supporting that whole-heartedly.

It's worked.

TlalocW

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 8, 2014, 02:32 PM

10. I saw you posted that on another thread. Good job.

Not sure if she is, tho...Your True Southerner's annual consumption of iced tea is sufficient to float a bass boat, and there's a real good chance she's drinking that. I guess CFA is constitutionally required, by virtue of being headquartered in Atlanta, to serve Coke products. Either that or Coke is more flexible on price.

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Tue Jul 8, 2014, 12:11 PM

7. Whoa. I read that first as "Holy Father"

 

I thought it was gonna be a pope thread.

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Tue Jul 8, 2014, 02:35 PM

11. She's not cute. The ugly...

 

...deep within her shows on the surface.

I don't care if you're the most beautiful woman or man on the planet. If you are ugly inside, to me you are ugly outside.

She's f'ugly.

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