HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » sarge43 » Journal
Page: « Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next »


Profile Information

Gender: Do not display
Hometown: Michigan
Current location: New Hampshire
Member since: Sat Jan 7, 2006, 06:56 PM
Number of posts: 26,541

Journal Archives

Why service personnel are walking dart boards for the medics.

From The Oxford Companion to American Military History

Until well into the 20th century, disease, rather than the effects of enemy weapons, was the the single most important producer of casualties.

Percentage of disease casualties to overall:

Revolutionary War: 90%
Civil War: 71%
Spanish America War: 30%
WWI: 16.5%
WWII: .6%

Note the significant drop between 1865 and 1917. The vaccine for typhoid, also called the soldier's disease, was developed in 1898. In 1911 the entire US military had been vaccinated for it.

Can this "she cancelled the SOTU" stop before it firms up as a Fox and right wing talking point?

She did not; she can not. All she did was tell Moron: Not in my House until the federal gov't gets back to work.

The Constitution requires the president to inform "from time to time" congress about the state of the union and make any recommendation he believes necessary. There isn't a mumbling word in the owners manual how he does it or what day he does it or where he does it. All the theater is just tradition.

He can give a SOTU from the Oval Office tomorrow night or dispatch a carrier pigeon with note on its leg over to the Capital or use any form of communication he chooses. He does not have to run his mouth and lie like rug to a captive audience next Tuesday.

Oooops. n/t

"I wanted to punch someone ..."

Two retired Zoomers here. Hubby wanted to prep a couple of Mk82s and I wanted to cut an order sending Cadet Bonespurs to the latrine detachment in hell.

Happy Birthday, Devil Dogs. Always faithful.

Just for the record: 116,708 Americans died doing their duty in that horror.

From your monitor, Grammy ...

It's just been reported Moron won't be going to the US military cemetery, Belleau Wood, because ... wait for it ... it'll be raining.

Watch the video

She was pointing to the Coldstream Guards; no doubt explaining they're oldest continuing regiment in the army. As Clinton, Merkel and May have found out, Moron is a boar. He can not stand any woman knowing more than he does (a lot)), trying to tell him anything or just on her worst days flat being a better human being than he could ever be.

In that septic tank that subs for his brain, women are good for only one thing and old women, nothing. Moron had to insult her. He couldn't physically or verbally do so, so he acted like she wasn't there - turned his back, walked in front of her.

Her Maj, being a lady and a tough old broad, thought, "Fine. I tried." She silently finished the reviewing of the troops and gritted her way through the tea. She may have said one, maybe two, words to Moron and directed the conversation toward FLOTUS. Before the tea even began to cool, she moved her ever present purse from one arm to the other. That is her signal to the staff of "Get this creep outta here before I do a violence." A staffer quickly announced the photographer was ready, quick and dirty shoot and the welcome mat flicked away while HM thought, "There better be one humongous gin and tonic on that tea table or somebody is going to be a guest of honor at The Tower."

Oh yes, my apologies to boars.

What ducks?

Per the Washington Post: Senators and Representatives who have accepted NRA donations


If one of yours is listed, get on the phone right now and tell them it is time to talk about Sandy Hook Charleston, San Bernadino, Virginia Tech, Orlando and Las Vegas

The USMC has a bunch of amphibious landing craft. The Navy can transport them anywhere.

We also have the Seabees and the Red Horse teams. They build stuff and they build it in a hurry. I'll take that back. Hurry is their default; needs be and they have it built yesterday. They can do it under combat conditions and in waste lands.

Now Dolt boasts about being CinC. All he has to do is give the order and shit gets done.

OK, now you've done it

Clue burner alert

Memorial Day is not a day for celebration or picnics or sales or "Ain't I special" tweets. It's the one freaking day of the year when we should remember of those millions who placed themselves, as it says in our National Anthem, between their beloved home and war's devastation. Then, paid the ultimate price.

Do you have any idea how most of them paid that price? I doubt it, but here goes: Cut in half by flying debris, burned to a crisp, blown to bits, drowned, smothered, gagging up their melting lungs (mustard gas), bleeding out from an arm or leg torn by a mini ball, their guts spilling out. Damn few of them died from neat bullet hole to the forehead. Some of them so completely destroyed that even their names are lost. That's why it's called The Tomb of the Unknown. Then there's the MIAs (that's missing in action). Oh, a few finally come home, but most are gone forever. Those are some battle causalities. I won't bother you with all the ugly ones caused by disease. Until WWII the disease causality rate was higher than the battle ones.

Now secondary effect: Family and friends - love lost, work undone, dreams unfulfilled, children unborn or left orphans, futures destroyed, questions unanswered, pain that never completely goes away.

So yeah, those of us who experienced the above like having the bone fragments of the guy next to us having his head blown off get embedded in our back or getting a phone call from his sobbing mother that your fiance was killed when his chopper was shot down, excuse us, but we do think Marie Ivanka's tweet is negative. Can't speak for others, but this ole sarge and wife of a combat PTSD victim thinks it's fucking disgusting.

Oh yeah, clue burner for the faux princess: Memorial Day is not a day to thank veterans or active duty personnel. There is another day for that; it's call Veterans Day. It's 11 November, but don't bother. Your 'thanks' is worthless.
Go to Page: « Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next »