Words of Advice:

"We have it totally under control. It's one person coming from China. It's going to be just fine." -- Donald Trump, 1/22/2020

“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."
-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Guess The Army Will Soon Swear Personal Allegiance to President* Trump

The lead vehicle in a small military convoy last weekend in Louisville:

The Army is denying it's their truck and saying "oh, it might be military surplus". Riight, a nine-vehicle convoy of recent-model Humvees, all the personal property of some dudes who ride around in them without license places?


History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme. And this rhyme is one of dark horror.

UPDATE: They were SEALs. Which I guess isn't too surprising, as the special warfare dudes generally regard themselves as being above the law, rules, or accountability.

p.s.: This person should STFU. She bears no small part of responsibility for this mess.


B said...

That bumper number should be trackable.

And no plates, so prolly not surplus.

hans said...

I've grandkids in service and Trumpism is rampant

Gary in Bama said...

It is about time our military supports a leader that supports them.

3383 said...

When I was in, my ship was crewed with mostly Republicans, but the President was still Commander in Chief and usually was respected at least for that.
This may have changed with Obama, but I hope the military in general still respects civilian control of the military. Even if individual civilians (*cough* Mabus *cough*) are derided.

CenterPuke88 said...

Er, Gary, the military supports the Constitution, that document they swear to protect. The President is the Commander-in-Chief, but the military is required to disobey an illegal order from him. The classic strongman move is changing the oath to supporting him vs the country (See Hitler, Adolph), negating that minor roadblock.

Sikhandtake said...

"The classic strongman move is changing the oath to supporting him vs the country (See Hitler, Adolph), negating that minor roadblock."

Trump would just change what the oath MEANS, to enough to the military to matter. I'd expect that even now, a frightening, if small, percentage of the military already believes that almost anything the president orders is legal, because...he's the president.

Slybrarian said...

Looks like the Army is telling the truth. The vehicles actually belong to the SEALS. Somehow this is not surprising, given recent reports about poor supervision and their even longer history of self-promotion. I'm not sure how the rest of the special forces community puts up with these guys.


dinthebeast said...

"The flag shown in the video was unauthorized."

-Doug in Oakland

Brian Train said...

Jim Wright (Stonekettle Station) posted a long comment somewhere (that I can't find now, unfortunately, but it was not on his own blog) about how the culprit unit was not SEALs, but Ordinary Sailors who do support for SEAL units, moving a convoy of trucks from one base to another... and one dumbass probably thought it would be funny to do this, young servicement doing stupid stuff happens all the time but not quite like this, someone is getting a new one torn for him right now, but they'll grin and say yessir and think of something else stupid to do next week, because that's what you do before you grow up and turn into a Navy CWO...
It gave some good perspective, but hoo boy, this is unprofessional... couldn't they have put up a blow-up sex doll or something?