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Actually, no funeral. He has been cremated already. No flowers, but if you wish to honor him, make a donation to a local animal shelter in his name.

City of Live Oak: Shelter animals need good homes

He is going to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery, full military honors.

I can't tell you how much I do NOT want that orange idiot attending or officiating. Draft dodger Donald is not welcome, not by a long shot.
anysia: (F.O.A.D.)
I got yet another filled with misinformation, CHRISTIAN nation, gun owners rights email from stepfather. I counted to 50 twice, then sat down and typed this out:

The argument of those serving in the military, and civilians is a false dichotomy. Military personnel are trained, schooled, lessoned, drilled on the proper use of a weapon even before they step out on a firing range. Those 19 yr olds in the military are mature enough to sign up for military service knowing this will be what they go through.

Also, I am so tired of reading about 'gun owners rights'. What about the rights of unarmed people to not get shot?

"A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state" That woman who had all those guns, the ones her own son killed her with, then went on to slaughter 20 babies and 7 teachers, how was she necessary to the security of a free state, or militia? 5 good 'ol boys posing with their weapons in various 'attack' positions, how are they necessary to the security of a free state? They aren't militias, and would more than likely have been rejected had they shown up at an enlistment center.

If you try to say you need a retooled M16 assault rifle, without it being fully automatic, and using a high capacity ammo clip for home defense, you're lying. If you say you need it for hunting, then you have no business out there hunting. If you can't take down your game with a bolt action .306 you have no business out there. Nor do you need an assault weapon, aka the Bushmaster, for target practice.

Think of this: there was ONE, just ONE failed attempt at a shoe bombing. Now, we all have to take our shoes off at airports. There have been 32 mass murder shootings in the US, starting with Columbine, but still not one change in gun regulation? That is insanity. And just because I want gun regulation doesn't mean I'm some "anti-gun librul nut". You want to go skeet shooting? Fine! Home defense? Single shot rifle, or a revolver would do the trick. Hunting? See above comment about a bolt actions .306. Unless you are in a war zone, you do NOT need anything else.

About the praying: Federal Law, the Marines are Federal Employees. If they don't want to follow federal law, they should have become private security instead. So, HAIL the ACLU.

As for the "One Nation Under God" that was added in 1954 during the McCarthy era, to 'smoke out them damned commies', under the delusion that communist spies wouldn't stoop to saying "god". Think that one through... they are undercover spies, and won't say God? Using the excuse that those 20 babies murdered was because "God was taken out of schools"... Ok, what the excuse for those people shot to death in churches?
anysia: (G_F_ck_Y__rs_lf)
Either Sen McCain is a liar, or he is senile. According to McCain the military does not seek to see if a military member is gay, that they don't search private emails. It's not the policy and it's just not done. He chanted that over and over during an interview with reporters.

But here is a former Air Force member, Major Mike Almy, whose PRIVATE emails were searched while he was serving in Iraq, and he was summarily discharged. Major Almy testified about this, and McCain was there during the testimony.

The MILITARY violated the DADT policy by actively seeking to discover if the Major was gay by breaking into his private email account and going through them looking for evidence. Upon reading his emails, he was then unceremoniously discharged for violating DADT when the military was the one who violated it.

So, Sen. McCain is either a liar, or senile.. or maybe deaf.
anysia: (WTF??!!)
From 'News of the Weird"

04/19/2009
LEAD STORY

The U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration recently postponed its crucial program to rejuvenate quarter-century-old Trident missile warheads because no one can remember how to make a key component of the weapons (codenamed "Fogbank"), according to a March 2 report of the Government Accountability Office. The GAO found that, despite concern over the bombs' safety and reliability, NNSA could not replicate the manufacturing process because all knowledgeable personnel have left the agency and no written records were kept. Said one commentator, "This is like James Bond destroying his instructions as soon as he's read them." [Sunday Herald (Glasgow), 3-7-09]

The GAO report came two months after the German Interior Ministry reported to Parliament that over a 10-year period, it had lost 332 secret files that were in fact so secret that no one in the Ministry could recall what was in them. [The Local (Berlin), 12-13-08]
anysia: (F.O.A.D.)
USS Cole skipper is denied promotion

The attack killed 17 sailors and nearly sank the destroyer in Aden harbor, Yemen. A Navy investigation concluded in 2001 that Cmdr. Kirk Lippold and his crew probably could not have prevented the attack and should not be punished.

But in a written statement Monday, the Navy said Secretary Donald C. Winter* concluded after reviewing the matter that Lippold's actions before the attack on October 12, 2000, "did not meet the high standard" expected of commanding officers.

*The Chickenhawk This man has NO military background or service. Just another wealthy Shrub appointee.

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