May 08, 2007

A Truism

caveman.jpg

From Lisa Kay.

Update: The original came from here. Thanks Matt, for alerting me to this.

Posted by denny at May 8, 2007 04:58 PM  
Comments

That's freakin' hilarious Denny... Dem's some Dim's huh?

Posted by: RedNeck on May 8, 2007 05:18 PM

I've been working at Ft. Bragg for the past month and a half in various locations and with different units. That poster has been in EVERY building I've gone into. The 82nd Airborne has made that into a badge of honor...and they all think it's funny as hell.

Posted by: Ryan on May 8, 2007 06:32 PM

Oh man..........lol

Posted by: vetfromhell on May 8, 2007 08:24 PM

That's so good that I had to use it, but I gave you credit. This is great!

Posted by: Woody on May 8, 2007 08:37 PM

After hearing about the six asshole terror suspects arrested in NJ for planning to kill GIs at Ft. Dix I am wondering how long it will take the ACLU to sue the guy who informed the FBI? Remember the Imans who are sueing the John Does for witnessing their practice run? The MSM is keeping very quiet about the fact that three of them are illegals. Take note and see how many written stories describe what they really are.

Posted by: gene Hall on May 8, 2007 09:07 PM

That's a great one! I'm gonna hang that in every office at work. Some will be pissed, some will share the laugh at this definate truism.

I hate those cavemen bastards, but in this case I will make exception...

Posted by: CharlieDelta on May 8, 2007 09:42 PM

Credit for said image here.

Posted by: mashby on May 8, 2007 11:08 PM

I've gotta share this with you ............. this very day, the kid (the MAN!) across the street came home from Iraq for 12 days leave.

His Dad and I are best friends; his family & mine walk in and out of each other's homes as if it were our primary-residence.

Long story short, around 7pm we were getting ready to go and shoot pool as we always do on Tuesday. I said "Hang on .... I gotta check my sites." This included my online classrooms, e-mail, and various blogs. Naturally, I checked here.

He said, and I quote:

"Democrats? What's up with that? WTF is this guy talking about? Why just Democrats? Who gives a fuck about that? I think we think, at least in my Unit, it's mostly just do what the fuck you're told. Do your job. Get home. Y'know? Ya wanna see the other pictures I got?"

With absolutely no cor·rob·o·rat·ing-facts to support this, I bet we have more serving-military in this neighborhood (per-capita) than just about any other place you might name.

I'm PROUD as I can be of each and every one of them. I'm PROUD they overcame my day-to-day counseling about military-things with thoughts of thier own fashioning.

I'm PROUD of PFC Paul S. -who came home today on 12-day Leave. After closely-questioning him, I found no fault in him, those Bud's of his he showed and shared, or even his mission. Using this occasion of his homecome-ing, I'm CONFIDENT that America is in good & capable hands as regards day-to-day military deployment.

I might add: if you think this is goofy or that I am the Evil One or that there may be something wrong with me, you've missed the whole entire point of this post.

Posted by: DanS on May 9, 2007 12:40 AM

DanS-
What is the "whole entire point of this post?"

Just wondering...

Sincrely,
A Caveman Near You...

Posted by: CharlieDelta on May 9, 2007 01:42 AM

CD:

That a 'caveMAN' U.S. Army Active-Duty SOLDIER saw this as 'not funny' from but one political, personal, point-of-view.

I think he meant that the "truism" was not all that true.

Which was the point of the whole entire post.

Posted by: DanS on May 9, 2007 03:34 AM

BTW, here's a 'truism' for you:

But just for the hell of it, let's first review.

First off, there's the southern-fried militia I like to call the Alabama Asshat Brigade.

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Five members of a self-styled Alabama militia were denied bond Tuesday after a federal agent testified they planned a machine-gun attack on Mexicans. A sixth man accused of having weapons and explosives components in his home was approved for release.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert Armstrong said he could not grant bond because of the agent's testimony and the large number of weapons — including about 200 homemade hand grenades and a launcher — that were seized in raids last Friday.

And what were they going to do with those guns and grenades?

Kill as many Mexicans as possible.

Adam Nesmith, an agent with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, testified that the five men planned an attack on Mexicans in a small town just north of Birmingham, and went there on a reconnaissance mission April 20.

Nesmith said one of the men told an informant that the group, which calls itself the Alabama Free Militia, saw government agents as "the enemy" and had a standing order to open fire if anyone saw government agents approaching.

The sixth man is charged with being a drug user in possession of a firearm. A federal agent testified they found two rooms loaded with guns and possible explosives components, including fireworks, ball bearings, primers, mouse traps, light bulbs and fertilizer.

A lawyer for one of the men has said the case has been overblown by authorities. He said his client began stockpiling items partly because of the scare of the Y2K computer glitch in 2000.

Right. And I bought a whole new spring wardrobe because I like to ride the escalators at the mall.

Then there was this little token of love from the "culture of life":

AUSTIN, Texas - A bomb was left in a duffel bag in the parking lot of a clinic where abortions are performed, but a bomb squad safely detonated it.

An employee found the package Tuesday in the parking lot of the Austin Women's Health Center, authorities said. The immediate area, including nearby Interstate 35, was evacuated briefly.

The device "was configured in such a way to cause serious bodily injury or death," said David Carter, assistant chief of the Austin Police Department.

So, that's two other domestic terrorism plots with actual weapons (which the Jersey Jihadi and the Florida Warehouse Gang never got around to acquiring, by the way) in the same week. Of course, because they were going to kill Mexicans and women seeking abortions, well, that's just not sexy like the Nightly News needs for ledes.

Those stories barely merit a passing mention, whereas our unarmed Islamic fantasists in Trenton are going to be absolutely ubiquitous.

You'll notice no mention of Democrat nor Republican affiliation here.

Crazies are crazies.
No one political-affiliation has this cornered. Thus the point of the post .... -and the comment on "A Truism."

Posted by: DanS on May 9, 2007 04:22 AM

One last thought:

Give me any six, hell any TEN(!) of the strongest, baddest, most-militant of your choosing ... any ideology will suffice... allow them to be armed with any and all weapons that they can possibly carry ...

And have them pile into the van of your choice so that we can first all go together to Wal-Mart and get our VHS-tape transferred to CD (What??? Not DVD???).

While there, we have to purchase-in-bulk Trac-Fones for some reason that escapes me. Anyway, having done all this in plain-sight, we STILL have to assault FORT Dix!

Thank GOODNESS all of these plots were discovered!

Posted by: DanS on May 9, 2007 05:00 AM

FOXNews: Plot to Attack Fort Dix!

We had a group that was forming a platoon to take on an army. --FBI agent J.P. Weis

Martyrs for the FOXNews cause, that is....
Like SuperPatriot Phony Joe Cafasso:

"The Fox News Channel thought it had found an asset when it hired the gruff, barrel-chested former military man as a consultant to help in its coverage of the fighting in Afghanistan.
He claimed to have won the Silver Star for bravery, served in Vietnam and was part of the secret, failed mission to rescue hostages in Iran in 1980. ... People at Fox News had taken his credentials at face value.

But FOIA records indicate that his total military experience was 44 days of boot camp at Fort Dix, N.J., in May and June 1976, and his "honorable" discharge was as a private, first class.

You may not like nor care for me or what I post, but ya gotta admit there is some BULLSHIT being put out! And it's THAT what prompts my posting.

It harms the 'Cause'.

That would be the Democratic/Republican/Libertarian/Progressive/America First-Cause.

Posted by: DanS on May 9, 2007 05:46 AM

Dan, quick, medication, I'm not sure whether you need to take it or STOP taking it, but please, do something quickly. Holy crap, what a bunch of jibberish.

Posted by: Ray on May 9, 2007 06:30 AM

Dan S.

What may I ask is your cause? I don't get you. You tend to have a thought and then it's spread thin like the strand of cheese that comes betwixt your lips and your slice of pizza. I think that we are all trying to comprehend, and then end up saying what the fuck is this guy talking about?
Sweetie, you don't make any sense.
The democrats hate the military, there in lies the funny about the caveman joke. Dah, they also feel entitled to take nearly half of your hard earned money and call it taxes.
You wanna bitch about FOX News? Don't you think that most of us that have a brain get along just fine without it?
Dan S. you are funny. You should maybe spend your time hanging around a college campus with a cardboard sign.

Posted by: LisaKay on May 9, 2007 06:32 AM

Gene,

I doubt it'll be the ACLU themselves who sue, but the suspected would-be terrorists, if it's done.

DanS,

Sure, the so-called Alabame Free Militia *said* they had a standing order to fire on government agents, but in the end, they didn't, did they? And as far as attacking Mexicans--I bet that was all bluster too. From what little I've read, these guys were basically small-time drug dealers with Red Dawn delusions. As for the attempted clinic bomb, it's probably someone who calls themselves a Christian, but it's not a Christian thing to do, and I, for one, repudiate it.

Posted by: Rick C on May 9, 2007 08:17 AM

On DanS & Off topic, but what the Hell......

If the Goverment is ever really going to get serious about a war on drugs....First, get rid of the slogan "Just Say No".

When they catch a first time user , Make them read the collected works of DanS....... Then recite "Your Brain on Drugs" (25) times. This should reduce drug use about 50%.

For a Dealer when apprehended, repeat the forgoing & add a requirement for a written or oral explanation of understanding of what DanS wrote. This should be enough punishment to induce them to seek gainful employment.

DanS... Have you ever considered offering the IRS a rewrite of the Tax Code & a user manual of Explanation? Your talent would be very much appreciated.

Posted by: dudley1 on May 9, 2007 08:29 AM

Morning. Just got back Monday from Groton for the commissioning of the sub my son-in-law serves on, the USS Hawaii. It was great. I'm very proud of him.

Glad to see you had a good time at the blogmeet, Denny. Sorry to hear about your issue with pain.

And DanS, please type slowly. Your train of thought wrecked at the station.

Elizabeth
Imperial Keeper

Posted by: Elizabeth on May 9, 2007 09:07 AM

who is the fox guy DanS? had not heard this and would love to confirm with a name. I wish I had ESP and had driven the Alabama militia to the gates of Fort Dix.

Posted by: patrick on May 9, 2007 11:34 AM

To All:

Look, these things pop-up as soon as I turn on the computer. I am in no way LOOKING for these 'agenda'-items.

Sure enough, through no work or effort on my part whatsoever, I just turned on this machine this morning and LO!!! Turns out one Condi Rice is hip-deep in the Oil-for-Food scandal!

Fire away!

I'm chasing down a movie that I understand will clarify all for me; I think it's called "Wag the Dog" ... from the Clinton-era.

Posted by: DanS on May 9, 2007 11:36 AM

Patrick:

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Does that help?

Posted by: DanS on May 9, 2007 11:46 AM

DanS.....

No it don`t help

Posted by: dudley1 on May 9, 2007 01:47 PM

John Kerry really started a landslide with his comments about studying hard in order to not die in Iraq, but really all of this talk about Democrats hating the military is kind of pointless. The picture is mildly amusing, but it kind of illustrates the futility of the debate about Iraq. Everyone seems to think that they know the answer, yet things are still the same here. Sad...very sad.

Posted by: Dkelsmith on May 9, 2007 02:58 PM

DanS - Your first comment was fine and it was on topic. Then you must have upped your meds because the next stuff you posted had nothing at all to do with anything.

Dkelsmith - Thanks for checking in periodically. I really appreciate the input from someone who is in the sandbox. I agree with you. Both parties have botched the war. Now it looks like you guys are gonna be pulled out and the resulting humanitarian nightmare will be hung on the Dimocrats.

I have my own solutions, but I'm just a dumb old crippled blogger, so what do I know?

Posted by: Denny on May 9, 2007 05:13 PM

Lucianne has your fab graphic with an incorrect URL that goes nowhere . . . You might want to email her.

Posted by: Sissy Wilis on May 9, 2007 07:52 PM

Denny:

Congrats on the Lucianne Link. Downside: Broken. Upside: I know she'll fix it

Ugh. Me like. Ugh. Now me go drag woman to the back of cave. Ugh.

Posted by: don surber on May 9, 2007 08:22 PM

This add is hilarious. Especially after the day
I just had. It started at 0545 and just ended at 2000, solid training all the way. A cavemans head would have exploded by now. I'm at Ft Bening gearing up for my rapidly approaching deployment to the sand box again...finally!

Don't have much time for a very long post. I have about an hour to shower and prepare for tomorrow and then hit the rack for another wonderfully long day. Soooo sleepy. I will relocate to another location soon to finish some training regarding my mission and then off I go.

I don't know what my future looks like regarding computer/internet access so I thought I would drop in and send my greetings. Hopefully I will be able to keep coming back. You guys crack me up.

Peace, God Bless, and keep up the good fight back home!

Posted by: Lumpy on May 9, 2007 09:10 PM

Thank you for your service Lumpy! God Bless all of you that do what you do for this Nation! We will always keep up the fight back home!!!

That's a guarantee...

Posted by: CharlieDelta on May 9, 2007 09:28 PM

Thanks Lumpy for what you do. It is men like you that keep wimps and gimps like me safe and free.
Tonight I will mention you to my forth grade grand daughter and tomorrow you will have the whole class saying a prayer for you.
Our little town is a military town. Some of these kids have parents over there. They know who you are and what you do. God has your back, but keep your head down anyway.

Posted by: ChuckS on May 9, 2007 09:34 PM

Beyond funny! Can't wait to show it to my son who deploys this August. LisaKay, when is your deployment date?

Posted by: Teresa on May 10, 2007 12:16 AM

Teresa, you are a funny guy. You should consider soap, and shaving your toes and armpits before you go wearing sandals in the summer time.

When do I deploy? Whenever you say something idiotic.
I'm the proud Mom of a United States Submariner and Navy Diver. Mission is always on, so pucker up and kiss my ass, you know you can't get enough.


Posted by: LisaKay on May 10, 2007 06:51 AM

I just wanted to say I saw this "Cave Man Soldier" on my grandson's laptop - we got such a kick out of it!! He is stationed at Ft.Hood,TX and is expected to return to Iraq next April. God bless all you young heroes - God has his hands over you all and I know that in His good time, peace will be restored, and those who are making the sacrifice in Iraq will be coming home soon AND IN VICTORY! We will keep praying for you.

Posted by: Fran on May 10, 2007 08:41 AM

DanS "Look, these things pop-up as soon as I turn on the computer."

Without links?

Did you buy one of those "SoEasyACaveManCanDoIt" PCs?

Posted by: DANEgerus on May 10, 2007 10:12 AM

Teresa,
It's nice to see your son has some balls. I can't speak for the father but apparently he didn't inherit them from you. LisaKay may not be a soldier but she supports us with a positive attitude. As a soldier that's the next best thing. You know, keeps the morale up and all. That should concern you as well. Dropping the morale of the soldiers and emboldening the morale of the enemy gets more American soldiers and Iraqi citizens killed. You should consider that for a minute, it will prolly be the longest you have ever thought this through.

I will be leaving for my fourth deployment in a couple of weeks (3 combat, 1 armistice). I have been married for 4 years and 3 months and have not seen my wife for 3 of those years. Despite liberal efforts to step on my spirit I still keep a positive attitude. It's amazing what love (wife and family) and support can do. It's also going to increase my chances of coming home alive again. I feel for your son. If I see him over there, I'll make sure he gets home OK.

BTW, when do you deploy? Huh? Wha? That's what I thought.

Thank you LisaKay and everyone else for your support. It may seem like a small thing sometime, but words of comfort and encouragement go a long way. Teresa, maybe you should move Europe. Or maybe you should move to Iran. Better yet, maybe you should go fuck yourself?

Posted by: Lumpy on May 10, 2007 05:23 PM

Sorry to tell you LisaKay that I am very much a woman and a very proud mother of 4 children. Is your Navy diver Iraq bound? Your comment that "Mission is always on" made me sick. It is always the ones with cousins and nephews over there that are the most supportive of this war in Iraq. Never Mother's and Father's. Lumby, I will forever support our troops but not the war in Iraq. 4th mission? Please do not give me false hope that my son will be okay. Please tell me how you can protect my son if an IED should hit his HumVee.

Posted by: Teresa on May 11, 2007 01:00 AM

Teresa-
You just proved Lumpy's point...

Posted by: CharlieDelta on May 11, 2007 01:04 AM

Did you even read what he wrote?

Posted by: CharlieDelta on May 11, 2007 01:07 AM

Her son is serving as we speak! How can you dis-credit that?

Posted by: CharlieDelta on May 11, 2007 01:25 AM

Teresa, isn't it a little self centered to worry more about your son than your son's country? What about your son's children when the enemy come looking for soft targets and targets of opportunity. Will that affect you? If it does affect you, how will you look back on your actions of today, as courageous? To who will you anchor your description of courage? To those who said, like Kerry, that only a few Southeast Asians would die when we ran? Do you remember the three million who died because we ran? Do you care?

Posted by: Mike H. on May 11, 2007 06:28 AM

Teresa the befuddled.....

Do you remember once I posted I had hope for you? You make that hope very difficult. Do you really enjoy stabbing our troops in the back & for good measure twisting the handle? What is so hard for you to accept reality & recognize duty is sometimes not very pretty but neccessary?

Lumpy......Take care over there , our thoughts & prayers will be with you. If you see Dyklsmith while there, let him know we are all pulling for him. If you see Teresa`s son , don`t tell him what a fool she is.....he probably already knows.

Posted by: dudley1 on May 11, 2007 08:26 AM

Teresa:

I hate to fisk you, because I do respect your son, his service and his mission.

Guys: Don't attack Teresa because she's worried for her son. That's normal. Natural. Nothing wrong with it. It's wrong to insult her over it.

That being said...

I will forever support our troops but not the war in Iraq.

Then, Teresa, you're not supporting the troops. I'm sorry, but that's just How It Is.

You cannot support the troops while trying to cut their legs out from under them. You can't support the troops while you give aid and encouragement to their enemies.

And I'm sorry - but that's what you're doing.

Please tell me how you can protect my son if an IED should hit his HumVee.

I cannot do that. I can point out that the defeatism you're calling for increases the chance of "insurgents" planting IEDs. When the "Body count" is all that matters, when demoralizing the people back home is all that counts - then you'll see more of those sorts of attacks.

As we have. They're not targetting your son or his brothers in arms anymore - they're targetting you, Teresa.

Right now, they're winning with their terror.

I'm not trying to insult you, or say that you're wrong. It's a personal decision that you've got to make. But you have to understand that that is their goal.

As long as Syria, Iraq, and the Islamic terrorists think they can "win" the battle in Iraq, gaining oil, prestige, and pawns, you're damn straight we'll see IED attacks.

I know I carp on the media often. But tell me, how many terrorists have we killed? How man Al Queda members? How many Iranians? How many Syrians?

Funny thing. The press tells us All The Time about how many people we've lost. But they don't tell us often about how many our enemies did. The only time they will easily and happily report results is when it is claimed/appeared/reported that the dead were civilians.

Why is that? Is it to instill in you that we're not accomplishing anything? That we're losing people wildly?

I'm sure you want what's best for your boy. But part of the continual issue we have when we have a shared culture is how much sacrifice do we have to make? What if none of the men in Boston were willing to stare down the Redcoats at Concord Bridge? What if the soldiers on June 4th, 1944 had said "Why in the hell are we going to invade France? Screw this, let the damn Frogs goosestep."

Summing up Iraq is not an easy thing to do, if you're honest. In some ways it's a smashing success, in others, it's a failure. But if we support the troops then we have to support them in Iraq. If you want to retreat, then you're doing a disservice to them, and not supporting them.

Posted by: Unix-Jedi on May 11, 2007 11:47 AM

Unix-Jedi......

Damn , you are on a roll my friend! Excellant, were Denny to add "Poster of the Week" You got my vote.

Posted by: dudley1 on May 11, 2007 12:24 PM

Unix has a point Teresa,

As a concerned mother I should have expressed a degree of sympathy. You have my spologies.

What I will tell you is basically a rehash of what Unix said. You cannot support us while not supporting our mission. If you take away our belief that what we are doing is right over there then you destroy our hope, destroy our sense of purpose, and will potentially get us killed. You have to keep your sons spirits up to increase his chances of coming home alive.

My job over there will actually be counter IED and I can assure you I will do my best to reduce the amount of lives lost by them. Can't make any promises regarding your son but if you want me to succede in my mission then you have to support not only me but the mission as well. You can not root for one and undercut the other. They are two columns in the same support structure. Remove one the building crumbles.

Posted by: Lumpy on May 11, 2007 03:28 PM

First off, let me thank all of the fine gentlemen who commented here. The military guys and all of the guys/folks who are supportive of our military. I love you guys. Your support means alot to me and to so many others.
Then again, we have us Teresa. Teresa, I never insulted you as a proud mother of four. I took you to task for being a moonbat liberal who is undermining all of our morale with your woman like whining.
This isn't a pissing contest. Why did my comment of 'Mission is always on' make you sick? My Navy Diver is your Navy Diver. Your son is my Soldier. My SON hunts bad guys in his submarine, collects intelligence, when your kid needs a big bomb over his shoulder, my SON may just be the guy writing the firing strategy and pulling the pin. No I'm not kidding. My SON escorts battleships and saves islands/and people in typhoons and tsunamis. Your kid may be doing alot of the same for mine. Your kid may be like alot of other MEN who will help save our country from islamofacsits who want to kill you and your future grandbabies.
Teresa, I have family and friends in Iraq. One of them is a General, and his son is there too.
Our military is serving all over the globe, and they need our support. I believe in them and the missions, buck up Teresa. Shut up about your politics when you talk to your kid, and send cookies, and join An Iraq Soldier Mom group.
Mission is always on.

Posted by: LisaKay on May 12, 2007 06:49 AM

Lumpy,I have have Never told my son who is about to serve in Iraq my thoughts about the war. Comman sense and a tad bit of Denny's advice makes me hold my tongue. Still hard when I so oppose this war. LisaKay, you make me laugh as always. Today I worked with a retired Army Sgt and told him of my son heading to Iraq straight from Fort Shelby and he could not believe that he was not going to Germany 1st. We both agreed that is why we have so many fallen soldiers. Little to nothing training.

Posted by: Teresa on May 12, 2007 11:43 PM

Teresa, glad that I can make you laugh. Comic relief and yelling is in my job discription.
Little to nothing training? What? Was your kid to cruise the autoban before hitting the dirt? Little to nothing training is a liberal talking point that is demeaning toward your son. Is your son not a grown up man who volunteered for the service, complete with two big balls? I say BRAVO ZULU! Oops, that's Navy for 'way to go'. I admire his bravery. I admire him.
Why is he lacking in skills? Were you derelict in your duty as his Mother-didn't you take him out and teach him how to shoot a gun? Did you not teach him how to clean or cook or grow up so that he could live his own life away from you?
Teresa, you raised a boy to be a Man, not a wimpy woman. Let him go out into the world and prove that to himself. And to you.
Be his mother, support him, his guys, his mission, just like the day that he took his first steps...he needs that from you. He deserves that.
Being a military mom isn't easy. Hang in there.
I'm done being your punching bag. Happy Mother's Day.
Mission is still on....

Posted by: LisaKay on May 13, 2007 06:48 AM

Little to no training eh? I would first have to ask whether your son is serving in the active component or in the reserve/national guard. If he is in the active component then he is adequately trained. That's all they do. If he is a Reservist then he may be a little less off. But then again being a reservist means taking on more personal accountability. Trust me on this one. I was active duty for six years. Inadequate training for them is a BS liberal talking point. They are a bunch of stupid fuckers that think were cavemen remember? Active duty trains rigorously.

I have also been in the reserves for a little over a year now. Yes these guys are ate up. They think more about their civilian life and forget that they are still soldiers. Discipline and training are poor. However, as a Reservist you have more personal accountability. There are literally tons of Army FM's (field manuals) that cover any amount of training they could ever possibly hope for. The problem is they don't apply any of their personal time toward learning them. Training is a command problem for sure, but it mostly falls square on the shoulders of the soldiers to take a little personal motivation and educate themselves. Failiong to do so is how we end up with some of the Jessica Lynch bitches and cowards running to Canada.

A final point is all these mo-fo's received adequate training in BCT: Basic Combat Training for Pete's sake. You can't sit back and tell me these soldiers havent been trained. You can't be a soldier until you complete basic and AIT (advanced individual training: where you learn your specific job, which as you might have guessed, invloves more training to include combat.)

I'm sick of people who have no sense to take it upon themselves to get educated and stop blaming the fucking government for their stupidity. Active or Reserve, it's their fucking responsibility to learn more about the military aspect of their career. If they don't then rest assured I have their back up until the point their ignorance will get either myself or my fellow soldiers killed.

Bottom line is that if your son is a Reservist then he needs to light a fire under his commands ass to train and then go out and study Army FM's on his own.

Posted by: Lumpy on May 13, 2007 09:13 AM
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