Monday, May 30, 2016

Decoration Day

Memorial Day (Observed) & Decoration Day both falling on the same day, we'll take note of the bullshit & remind one & all that you are supposed to kill the other bastard for your country. Dying for your country is just stupid. Try getting it right in the next useless war you sucker-ass chumps are sent to fight for corporate entities who want the other bastard's oil, to demonstrate the manliness of the current Commander-in-Chief or whatever tribalism it is that motivates you primate idiots to heave nuclear feces at each other.


BadTux said...

Channeling Donald Trump, much? :)

The Vulgar Talking Yam, on John McCain: "He is a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren't captured, OK?"


M. Bouffant said...

Easily Influenced Editor:
When I woke up Patton (“No dumb bastard ever won a war by going out and dying for his country. He won it by making some other dumb bastard die for his country.”) was on the telly. (Not original to the Gen.)

The Trump channeling was last yr..

Some say that McCain blew it. Either way, his determination to hit his target cost us his multi-million dollar plane & all his piloting expertise, such as it was.

“I recognized the target sitting next to the small lake from the intelligence photographs I had studied,” John McCain recalled in Faith of My Fathers. “I dove in on it just as the tone went off signaling that a SAM was flying toward me. I knew I should roll out and fly evasive maneuvers. . .But I was just about to release my bombs when the tone sounded, and had I started jinking [maneuvering to evade the SAM] I would have never had the time nor, probably, the nerve to go back in once I had lost the SAM. So, at about 3,500 feet, I released my bombs, then pulled back the stick to begin a steep climb to a safer attitude. In the instant before my plane reacted, a SAM blew my right wing off. I was killed.”

By his own admission, then, McCain failed to follow instructions in combat. He did not try to evade the missile. Moreover, the pilots who were flying near him, one of them with a handheld camera, said he was not hit by a SAM. He had flown too low and was brought down by a barrage of antiaircraft fire. Since a SAM exploded in a bright orange fireball visible for miles around, it was unlikely that they had called it wrong. And since official navy records listed John McCain as downed by AAA fire, they were puzzled by why he later insisted in his political campaigns that it was a SAM.

As other pilots saw it, John McCain, quite simply, had got himself shot down.

But McCain also made another error in the next four to six seconds after he was hit. He failed to use the proper procedure he had been taught for ejecting. As a result, he injured himself critically, breaking both arms and his right leg.