We’ve Still Got Beer and Shenanigans, Don’t We?

Not to pretend that these aren’t serious times, nor to minimize the importance of the fight before us but in all of our years of service, if there is one thing we did learn, it’s that no army marches on empty stomachs and shortage of silliness alone.

Oh sure, we’re disappointed, frightened, despairing, seeing our way of life disappearing all around us, but it’s not like we’re a bunch of rag-tag farmers armed with nothing but muskets and pitchforks facing the most advanced and numerous military force of our time, is it? We’re sure that George Washington would beg to differ, and we personally think that we could do a lot worse than to emulate him. Show of hands: Are we dead yet? Anybody already dead please tie a tag to your big toes for removal before you start stinking up the room. We’ve got work to do.

So let’s have a bit of silliness, Gangnam Style. Somebody, we believe it was LC and GLOR Tallulah, insisted that the Air Force had done a video too, so we went a-hunting. And she’s right. They did, and it’s not even half bad either, even though they’re a bunch of effeminate zoomie fucks (I keed, I keed because I love. G-d Bless Y’all!):

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But we weren’t going to stop there, so we started hunting for other branches as well, and found out that even the lazy, ring-knocking fucks at the Point had made one too:

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Not at all bad, if we do say so ourself, and we do. Go Army!

See what we did there? We put on a show to buck up the spirits of the troops and, at the same time, gave a shout out to the ones who will be instrumental in saving this nation.

Not to mention the ones who are the REAL reason that we have a nation to fight for in the FIRST place.

Are you going to whine and moan and piss yourself into a stupor and, in doing so, render their sacrifices meaningless? Of COURSE you’re not, because we’re AMERICANS, dammit!

We annoy the everloving fuck out of the rest of the world because we’re so annoyingly impossible to beat down, so freakishly optimistic, and His Imperial Majesty kind of likes it that way. We certainly don’t make any apologies for it, unlike a certain jug-eared, coke-snorting freak of nature we could mention (May Overdoses Be Upon Him). It’s in our nature. Yes, we’re allowed to feel down after a kick in the you-know-whats, who wouldn’t feel that way?, but we are most assuredly NOT allowed to stay in that pathetic state.

That’s what Frenchmen do, and we are NOT French.

We have seen, all of us, the numerous references to the Declaration of Independence plastered all over the Internets and the obvious parallels between the complaints of the colonials with what we have been facing under the regime of the Democrat leftist swine and their Führer over the last four years, and they’re all right on the fucking money.

What we HAVEN’T seen is enough people reminding us all of the very simple fact that our Founding Fathers didn’t stop at merely complaining and crying “woe is us!!!eleventy11!!!”

They took the fight to the enemy and, more importantly, they WON, which is the only reason that WE can all sit around belly-aching today. If they’d been crushed by Her Majesty’s army, we wouldn’t even be having this discussion, because it would be the status quo.

And now you want to tell ME that we can’t do the same? You want to tell ME that it’s “hopeless”, that “we’re doomed”, that “it’s the end of the world as we know it?”

I’m very glad that our predecessors who were facing the strongest navy in the world, a navy that had never lost a war and an army that had never lost an invasion to the point where the sun never set on their empire weren’t pissing themselves at the thought of going up against them, because these United States of America would have never existed with that kind of weenies populating them.

You think we have it bad? Oh yes, we surely do, this country is seriously fucked up at the moment, but if you want to hear about BAD, ask me or, even MORE so, my lovely sisters Natasha and Nicki whose native country went through almost 80 years of pure unadulterated hell yet somehow managed to get out from under it (with a generous assist from the Gipper, but that’s not the point). You think that ObamaCare is the end of the world as we know it and that it will never get better? YOU fucking try growing up in a country where nobody even REMEMBERS when it wasn’t the law of the land. And that’s just ONE example.

Are YOU going to curl up in a ball and die now because of last Tuesday? Are you? Seriously?

If so, then so be it.

WE aim to misbehave.

Badly.

Thatisall.

17 comments

  1. 1
    lc purple raider growls and barks:

    Bye all. Be back maybe. Pray.

  2. 2
    LC George, Apocryphal Prophet growls and barks:

    America is only mostly dead.
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  3. 3
    LC Xystus growls and barks:

    Well, that leaves the USMC, as I believe His Rottieness actually requested.

    Regarding the tune: on first hearing one of my bros thought it sounded like “Broken condom store.” :em03:

  4. 4
    LC_Salgak growls and barks:

    Well, that WOULD explain Marines. . .

    LC Xystus says:

    Regarding the tune: on first hearing one of my bros thought it sounded like “Broken condom store.”

    (Ahem. EFFEMINATE ZOOMIES ??? I’ll have you know, from experience, that a B-52 was, and continues to be, a REAL MAN’S airplane. No silly fly by wire. Just 8 big engines, the radar cross-section of God Himself, and megatons and megatons of crowd-pleasin’ sunshine in the bomb bay. . . )

  5. 5
    LC&IB Vulcanrider, MSgt, USAF, Ret growls and barks:

    “Air Force had done a video too, so we went a-hunting. And she’s right. They did, and it’s not even half bad either, even though they’re a bunch of effeminate zoomie fucks”

    On behalf of all us “effeminate zoomie fucks”, kiss my Special Ops Senior NCO ass…

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    LC&IB Vulcanrider, MSgt, USAF, Ret growls and barks:

    Oh, another thing, in the vid for the USMA, why are there horses? According to Ofucknuts, we don’t use horses anymore…

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    Pockmark growls and barks:

    LC&IB Vulcanrider, MSgt, USAF, Ret says:

    Oh, another thing, in the vid for the USMA, why are there horses? According to Ofucknuts, we don’t use horses anymore…

    Well, he said the military had fewer horses than in 1916.

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    LC hilljohnny growls and barks:

    Are YOU going to curl up in a ball and die now because of last Tuesday? Are you? Seriously?

    If so, then so be it.

    WE aim to misbehave.

    Badly.

    to quote the Otter;” I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody’s part! “

  9. 9

    After watching the Zoomies video, I can see which branch has really taken the repeal of DADT to heart.
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    Emperor Misha I growls and barks:

    LC_Salgak says:

    (Ahem. EFFEMINATE ZOOMIES ???

    LC&IB Vulcanrider, MSgt, USAF, Ret says:

    On behalf of all us “effeminate zoomie fucks”, kiss my Special Ops Senior NCO ass…

    Ahem… It seems that my effort to exhibit good-natured ribbing fell flat on its face, for which I apologize. All of us on the ground and on the seas wouldn’t last a second if it wasn’t for our Umbrella in the Skies, Boo-yah! :D
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    LC HJ Caveman82952 growls and barks:

    C’mon Guys….my dad served in the Army Air Corps. Got a B-17 blown out from under him for his trouble, chuted out. Then spent a year in a Hitler Hilton…He is still my hero….may he rest in peace. I hope to do him proud in whatever fashion I can.

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    VonZorch Imperial Researcher growls and barks:

    LC Xystus says:

    Well, that leaves the USMC, as I believe His Rottieness actually requested.
    Regarding the tune: on first hearing one of my bros thought it sounded like “Broken condom store.”

    We’ve already seem Marines. The Naval Academy trains Navy and Marine Officers, The jarheads wear the same uniforms as the swab jockeys until commissioning.

  13. 13
    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    No Competition
    Taxes, debt, regulation stifling business investment in America, experts say

    BY: Andrew Evans
    November 6, 2012 5:00 am

    America is now a less favorable place to invest and start businesses, according to recent rankings of 144 countries by the Legatum Institute; and the president’s tax plans threaten to make America even less competitive.

    The United States dropped out of the top 10, to 12th, for the first time in this year’s Prosperity Index, in large part due to the United States’ drop in the Entrepreneurship and Opportunity sub-index from 5th to 12th place.

    The Legatum Institute’s leadership pointed to a couple of reasons for the U.S. fall. Start-up costs for businesses in America have doubled over the past two years, said Nathan Gamester, program director for the Prosperity Index.

    Start-ups in the United States are now twice as expensive as in the United Kingdom, said Julian Knapp, Legatum’s Director of Communications. The U.K., while ranked just behind the U.S. overall, is ranked 6th in “entrepreneurship and opportunity.”

    For entrepreneurship to thrive, “it’s got to be affordable,” Knapp said.

    Knapp also pointed to a drop in Americans’ overall optimism about opportunities. Fewer people believe they will get ahead if they work hard. And the Prosperity Index’s report notes another subjective drop: “U.S. citizens’ overall satisfaction with living standards has declined since last year.”

    The Legatum Institute’s president, Jeff Gedmin, did not directly link President Obama’s policies to the declining optimism and opportunities in America.

    But the United States’ decline in the index correlates with Obama’s tenure. Over the past two years, the United States has slipped from 3rd to 5th to 12th in the world in the Prosperity Index’s entrepreneurship and opportunity sub-field.

    Other experts did link the president’s policies to the decline in opportunity and business investment, saying his administration’s regulatory policies have stifled business investment while his proposed tax policies could further dampen impetus to invest.

    Stephen Moore, a senior economics writer for the Wall Street Journal, told the Free Beacon that many individuals and businesses are holding their capital until Obama leaves office. He said taxes contained in Obamacare, the administration’s heavy regulations on businesses, and Obama’s anti-business rhetoric have all combined to stifle investment in America.

    Moore noted that businesses are not spending as much as the economy needs right now. He said business investment in jobs is the “seedcorn” of economic growth, as “you can’t consume until you have a job.”

    The Obama administration also is rushing right now to create EPA regulations that would kill future coal plants, a move that could potentially raise energy prices by cutting off a part of our energy supply.

    Beyond regulation, taxes are another way that the government can squash business investment.

    “If you want more business investment and business creation, the dumbest thing you could do right now is raise the capital gains tax,” Moore said.

    But the president is proposing to do just that in a second term, creating a potential drain on capital that could further dampen investment.

    Alan Viard, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and a former senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, outlined the difference between the two candidates’ tax proposals for the Free Beacon.

    The president wants to roll back the 2003 Bush tax cut and allow the capital gains rate to rise back to 20 percent, Viard said, while Governor Romney would keep it at its present rate of 15 percent.

    Viard also noted, however, that because of a 1.2 percent phase-out provision and a 3.8 percent tax in Obamacare, the effective capital gains tax rate would rise to 25 percent.

    Moore said that the capital gains tax is “not a tax on rich people,” but a “tax on investment.”

    Viard noted, however, that the capital gains tax does not occur until the capital assets are sold, a delay that mitigates the impact of the tax.

    Viard pointed to two other taxes that impact business investment: the dividend tax and the corporate tax rate.

    Both candidates want to reduce the current 35 percent corporate rate, Romney to 25 percent and Obama to 28 percent, while offsetting the lost revenue by reducing loopholes and deductions.

    While the two candidates have similar visions for the corporate rate, Viard said, “There is a dramatic difference between the two candidates” regarding the dividend tax.

    The current dividend tax rate is 15 percent because of the 2003 tax cut. Romney would keep that same rate.

    But Obama, Viard said, would allow it to rise to an effective rate of 44.6 percent for the highest tax bracket.

    Viard said that because profits from stocks are often paid out in dividends, this higher tax rate would make profits drop dramatically. As a result, he said, some investments that people would make today “will no longer have a sufficient after-tax return” to make the investment worth it.

    If Obama were to enact his tax policies in a second term, “you would have to anticipate some degree of harm” on investment, Viard said.

    “I do believe [investment] could really pop back really quickly if Romney were to win,” Moore said.

    The national debt and deficit are other parts of the government’s portfolio that can hurt business investment and opportunity, although not as much as tax policy.

    Viard said that the national debt and deficit have a “harmful impact.”

    Economists tend to “think that deficits are tending to raise interest rates,” although the current interest rates are at record lows because of the Federal Reserve.

    Viard said that the deficit is having a smaller impact now than it will when the economy recovers and interest rates are allowed to rise, further crowding out business investment.

    Moore also indicated that the debt could hurt business investment, but said that its effect is not large right now.

    He said a bigger problem is the fear that potential investors have of Obama and his policies, including the expanding national debt. This fear is driving these potential investment dollars into the safety of government bonds.

    Gedmin pointed to the national debt when discussing America’s potential for business investment and entrepreneurship.

    “America needs to get debt under control,” he said. “That means, it’s time to take on entitlement spending, return to pro-growth policies, and think of values we seem to have lost track of: things like savings, thrift, self-reliance, and deferred gratification.”

    The United States has the second-highest deficit to GDP ratio of the top 12 countries in the Prosperity Index, trailing only Ireland, according to the OECD.

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    LC&IB Vulcanrider, MSgt, USAF, Ret growls and barks:

    Emperor Misha I says:
    It seems that my effort to exhibit good-natured ribbing fell flat on its face, for which I apologize. All of us on the ground and on the seas wouldn’t last a second if it wasn’t for our Umbrella in the Skies, Boo-yah!

    It seems my attempt at friendly sarcasm missed it’s mark since I refuse to use DJs smileys…C’mon, we’re ALL green when the fit hits the shan.

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    Mattexian growls and barks:

    I ain’t got a dog in the inter-service battles, since I was in the red-headed stepchild of the Texas Military Forces, the Texas State Guard. I served with plenty of prior service vets who couldn’t get the wearing of the cammy jammies out of their blood. That said, after watching all the vids again, I have to say it’s a close match between the Merchant Marine and the USMA; the squids lost several points for not hunting down their token Asian cadet to star in it. What can I say about the zoomies– *sigh* nothing like Air Force PT! :em05:

    As to the meat of the post: I’m already used to cheering for the underdogs of history, why shouldn’t I do the same for current events? (I kinda already am, since politically I’m conservative-libertarian in a majority Democrat county, and to top it off, I’m a Texas Nationalist, which always get’s the “secession was settled by the Civil War” dismissive argument when mentioned in quasi-literate company.)
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    Lockpick growls and barks:

    I have a question.

    If worse comes to worse, I can support me and mine and assist close friends. I am stocking seed, fuel and other necessities.

    Why should we keep playing the bull fighters? How ’bout we just do a side step and let the good folks enjoy the fruits of what they think they voted for?

    Who is John Galt?

  17. 17
    Special Ed growls and barks:

    If worse comes to worse, I can support me and mine and assist close friends. I am stocking seed, fuel and other necessities.

    Why should we keep playing the bull fighters? How ’bout we just do a side step and let the good folks enjoy the fruits of what they think they voted for?

    Who is John Galt?

    All I hear is : “Blah, blah, blah, f*** ‘em and feed ‘em fishheads.”

    Is that about right? “Cause I’m there, bruddah.