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    How can civilians support our military?

    From this site: http://www.iwo.com/support.htm

    Dear Civilians,

    We know that the current state of affairs in our great nation have many civilians up in arms and interested in the military. Many civilians are considering joining the military.

    For those of you who can't join, you can still lend a hand. Here are a few of the areas we would like your assistance with:

    1) The next time you see an adult talking during the playing of the National Anthem ... kick their ass.

    2) When you witness firsthand someone burning the American Flag in protest ... kick their ass.

    3) Regardless of the rank they held while they served, pay the highest amount of respect to all veterans.

    If you see anyone doing otherwise, quietly pull them aside and explain how these Veterans fought for the very freedom they bask in every second.

    Enlighten them on the many sacrifices these Veterans made to make this Nation great.

    Then do the patriotic thing and hold them down while a Disabled Veteran kicks their ass.

    4) If you were never in the military, DO NOT pretend that you were.

    Wearing battle dress uniforms (BDU's), mysteriously telling others that you used to be "Special Forces," and collecting GI Joe memorabilia might have been okay if you were still seven.

    Now, it will only make you look stupid and get your ass kicked.

    5) If you witness someone calling an enlisted Marine "Sir," stand back ... a Marine will kick their ass.

    6) Next time you come across an Air Force member, do not ask them, "Do you fly a jet?" Next time you come a cross a Marine, do not ask them if they were an embassy guard ... do not ask an Army soldier if he or she drives a tank, do not ask a Navy sailor or a Coast Guardsman if he or she drives a boat.

    Not everyone in the Air Force is a pilot. Not everyone in the Army is in armor, not everyone in the sea services is on a vessel.

    Also, do not ask ANY service member "Did you ever kill anyone?" If they HAVE seen combat and have been forced to take human life, it's something YOU will never understand and THEY certainly don't want to discuss with you.

    Such ignorance deserves an ass kicking (children are exempt).

    7) Roseanne Barr's singing of the National Anthem was not a blooper ... it was a disgrace, and was sickeningly disrespectful to anyone who raised their right hand and swore to defend this country.

    Laugh, and sooner or later your ass will be kicked.

    8) Next time Old Glory prances by during a parade (Or any other event), get on your damn feet and pay homage to her by placing your hand over your heart.

    Quietly thank the military member or veteran lucky enough to be carrying her ..... of course, failure to do either of those could earn you a severe ass kicking.

    9) What Jane Fonda did during the Vietnam War makes her the enemy.

    The proper word to describe her is "traitor." Just mention her nomination for "Woman of the Year" and get your ass kicked... and the same holds true today for Sean Penn or any of the other so-called "celebrities" who mistake their Hollywood success for importance and are attempting to involve themselves in world politics.

    10) Don't try to discuss politics with a military member or a veteran.

    We are Americans and we all bleed the same regardless of our party affiliation. Our Chain of Command, is to include our Commander in Chief.

    The President (for those who didn't know) is our CIC regardless of political party... We have no inside track on what happens inside those big important buildings where all those "representatives" meet.

    All we know is that when those civilian representatives screw up the situation, they call upon the military to go straighten it out.

    The military member might direct you to Oliver North. (I can see him kicking your ass already.)

    11) "Your mama wears combat boots" never made sense to me ... stop saying it!

    If she did, she would most likely be a vet and probably kick your ass!

    12) Bin Laden and the Taliban are not communists, so stop saying "Let's go kill those Commie's!!!" And stop asking us where he is!!!! Crystal balls are not standard issue in the military.

    That reminds me ... if you see anyone calling those damn psychic phone numbers; let me know, so I can go kick their ass.

    13) Bus Driver, Jarhead, Grunt, Swabbie, Coastie, Skimmer, etc., are terms of endearment we use describing each other.

    Unless you are a service member or vet, you have not earned the right to use them.

    Could get your ass kicked.

    14) Last but not least, whether or not you become a member of the military, support our troops and their families.

    Every Thanksgiving and religious holiday that you enjoy with family and friends, please remember that there are literally thousands of troops from all five service branches overseas wishing they could be with their families too.

    Thank God for our military and the sacrifices they make every day.

    Without them, our country would get its ass kicked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirksterG30
    From this site: http://www.iwo.com/support.htm

    For those of you who can't join, you can still lend a hand. Here are a few of the areas we would like your assistance with:

    1) The next time you see an adult talking during the playing of the National Anthem ... kick their ass.
    I'd like to add to this one!

    1.1) The next time you hear one of those "artists" who rearrange and sing the National Anthem their way... Kick their ass.

    (When they started sining the Anthem at this years Superbowl it was so bad I had to change the channel!)
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    If you were never in the military, DO NOT pretend that you were.
    I like that one a lot - really bugs me when folks pretend, tho the lie soon gets outed!! Reading some of that reminds me of the Chris Rock funny vid re LE stops
    Thank God for our military and the sacrifices they make every day.
    Amen to that.
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    Excellent post, Dirkster!

    When you witness firsthand someone burning the American Flag in protest ... kick their ass.
    Man, I see red when I see this crap! Same drift, it irritates me no end to watch an Olympic athlete take a victory lap or give an interview while wearing an American flag draped around their shoulders.

    (When they started sining the Anthem at this years Superbowl it was so bad I had to change the channel!)
    +1. Same thing at this year's NBA All-Star game.


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    And the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
    And go to your God like a soldier.

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    1) The next time you see an adult talking during the playing of the National Anthem ... kick their ass.
    Done it. Do it every day to punk kids who won't stand up for the Pledge of Allegiance either. By the way, my classroom has a standard size 3x5 flag, not that crappy little napkin with stars and stripes on it the school gives us.

    2) When you witness firsthand someone burning the American Flag in protest ... kick their ass.
    Yes sir!

    3) Regardless of the rank they held while they served, pay the highest amount of respect to all veterans.

    If you see anyone doing otherwise, quietly pull them aside and explain how these Veterans fought for the very freedom they bask in every second.

    Enlighten them on the many sacrifices these Veterans made to make this Nation great.

    Then do the patriotic thing and hold them down while a Disabled Veteran kicks their ass.
    Done it... except for the last part...

    4) If you were never in the military, DO NOT pretend that you were.
    I have personally never understood this either... doing something like that will only lead to bad ends.

    5) If you witness someone calling an enlisted Marine "Sir," stand back ... a Marine will kick their ass.
    "Don't call me sir I work for a living!"

    6) Next time you come across an Air Force member, do not ask them, "Do you fly a jet?" Next time you come a cross a Marine, do not ask them if they were an embassy guard ... do not ask an Army soldier if he or she drives a tank, do not ask a Navy sailor or a Coast Guardsman if he or she drives a boat.

    Not everyone in the Air Force is a pilot. Not everyone in the Army is in armor, not everyone in the sea services is on a vessel.
    My best friend from high school is a Marine and he unloads trucks and watches video footage all day.

    Also, do not ask ANY service member "Did you ever kill anyone?" If they HAVE seen combat and have been forced to take human life, it's something YOU will never understand and THEY certainly don't want to discuss with you.
    I've seen this happen and I agree it's asinine... but as far as I'm concerned that's just a plain rude question to ask anybody. I knew a little kid who had killed somebody once... you just never know what experiences people have had.

    Such ignorance deserves an ass kicking (children are exempt).
    No they're not.

    7) Roseanne Barr's singing of the National Anthem was not a blooper ... it was a disgrace, and was sickeningly disrespectful to anyone who raised their right hand and swore to defend this country.

    Laugh, and sooner or later your ass will be kicked.
    When did this happen?

    8) Next time Old Glory prances by during a parade (Or any other event), get on your damn feet and pay homage to her by placing your hand over your heart.

    Quietly thank the military member or veteran lucky enough to be carrying her ..... of course, failure to do either of those could earn you a severe ass kicking.
    Done.

    9) What Jane Fonda did during the Vietnam War makes her the enemy.

    The proper word to describe her is "traitor." Just mention her nomination for "Woman of the Year" and get your ass kicked... and the same holds true today for Sean Penn or any of the other so-called "celebrities" who mistake their Hollywood success for importance and are attempting to involve themselves in world politics.
    I don't listen to anyone in Hollyweird anyway and think they're all full of soot and poo. So Done.

    10) Don't try to discuss politics with a military member or a veteran.

    We are Americans and we all bleed the same regardless of our party affiliation. Our Chain of Command, is to include our Commander in Chief.

    The President (for those who didn't know) is our CIC regardless of political party... We have no inside track on what happens inside those big important buildings where all those "representatives" meet.

    All we know is that when those civilian representatives screw up the situation, they call upon the military to go straighten it out.

    The military member might direct you to Oliver North. (I can see him kicking your ass already.)
    Do it all the time... many if not most military people I met favor gun control and other things that are just wrong. Wrong is wrong I don't care who you are.

    11) "Your mama wears combat boots" never made sense to me ... stop saying it!

    If she did, she would most likely be a vet and probably kick your ass!
    Ooookay who says that?

    12) Bin Laden and the Taliban are not communists, so stop saying "Let's go kill those Commie's!!!" And stop asking us where he is!!!! Crystal balls are not standard issue in the military.

    That reminds me ... if you see anyone calling those damn psychic phone numbers; let me know, so I can go kick their ass.
    What's wrong with killing commies?

    13) Bus Driver, Jarhead, Grunt, Swabbie, Coastie, Skimmer, etc., are terms of endearment we use describing each other.

    Unless you are a service member or vet, you have not earned the right to use them.

    Could get your ass kicked.
    Wrong... if you do not use those terms for people who have earned the right to be called that, you will get your ass kicked by said person for not using them.

    14) Last but not least, whether or not you become a member of the military, support our troops and their families.

    Every Thanksgiving and religious holiday that you enjoy with family and friends, please remember that there are literally thousands of troops from all five service branches overseas wishing they could be with their families too.

    Thank God for our military and the sacrifices they make every day.

    Without them, our country would get its ass kicked.
    Ain't that the truth.

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    Then do the patriotic thing and hold them down while a Disabled Veteran kicks their ass.
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    7) Roseanne Barr's singing of the National Anthem was not a blooper ... it was a disgrace, and was sickeningly disrespectful to anyone who raised their right hand and swore to defend this country.

    Laugh, and sooner or later your ass will be kicked.


    When did this happen?
    It was at a televised sporting event several years ago. She totally butchered the lyrics to the National Anthem, and when the spectators started booing & hissing, she made an obscene gesture by grabbing her crotch.


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    And the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
    And go to your God like a soldier.

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    Great post, great responses. Thanks to all, I'm smiling!

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    Wearing battle dress uniforms (BDU's),…….
    Now, it will only make you look stupid and get your ass kicked.
    Wait a minute! I get my hunting clothes down at Army Navy Surplus. If you want to kick my ass, you’re gonna have to find me first.
    Once my hunting partner almost tripped over me while looking for me. He didn’t know I was there till I said something to him. That is some pretty good cammy threads ya know.
    It’s so much easier now days, to "Love and honor" my wife, when she is armed, and shoots a better group than I do. (Till death do us part, eh?)

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    If you were never in the military, DO NOT pretend that you were.
    I agree, but...

    Wearing battle dress uniforms (BDU's)
    ...what's wrong with that?

    "Your mama wears combat boots" never made sense to me
    Same here. I'd regard it as a compliment to my mother.

    If you witness someone calling an enlisted Marine "Sir," stand back ... a Marine will kick their ass.
    I don't get it. Could someone explain this, please?
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    The term "Sir" is used when adressing an officer. Enlisted people, both Marines and US Army take that as a gross insult. My father is noted for saying "Don't sir me, I work for a living". I'm of similar mindset. He was an NCO (he's retired), I am one.

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