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Is the military really seriously going thru parade plans?
Posted by: samintx
Date: February 08, 2018 05:45PM
I hear retired generals say Poo Poo and yet read the Pentagon is investigating plans. Really? or just "show".
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Re: Is the military really seriously going thru parade plans?
Posted by: steve...
Date: February 08, 2018 06:50PM
Has anyone come out in favor of it besides Cadet Bone Spurs?

I'm guessing that people in the Pentagon are not too thrilled with the idea.




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Re: Is the military really seriously going thru parade plans?
Posted by: Onamuji
Date: February 08, 2018 06:59PM
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samintx
I hear retired generals say Poo Poo and yet read the Pentagon is investigating plans. Really? or just "show".

It's a hard spot to be in.

He's the poo-poo-diaper-baby in chief so they have to do what he says.

But the cost of what he's asking for is somewhere in the hundreds of millions, flying in tanks to rip up Pennsylvania Avenue is insane, shutting down DC for a parade to honor the waddling red imbecile is just going to piss people off, pulling troops from deployment to march in DC takes months of planning and then months to transport them and re-train and put them back into service afterwards.

So, they're trying to find some compromise that will entertain him without blowing out their budget, destroying all morale, making themselves an international laughing stock, making America look like a third-world dictatorship, costing DC tens of millions and causing chaos throughout the world for lack of military presence.

What would you do if you were one of those generals?



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Re: Is the military really seriously going thru parade plans?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: February 08, 2018 07:48PM
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Onamuji
What would you do if you were one of those generals?

Retire



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Re: Is the military really seriously going thru parade plans?
Posted by: samintx
Date: February 08, 2018 08:38PM
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Onamuji
What would you do if you were one of those generals?

Retire

You took the words out of my mouthemoticon-animal-022
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Re: Is the military really seriously going thru parade plans?
Posted by: Acer
Date: February 08, 2018 09:01PM
“Eisenhower said absolutely not, we are the preeminent power on earth,” Beschloss said, recalling Eisenhower’s response. “For us to try to imitate what the Soviets are doing in Red Square would make us look weak.”
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Re: Is the military really seriously going thru parade plans?
Posted by: Ted King
Date: February 08, 2018 09:09PM
Of course it is a waste of money and Trump only wants to have the parade because it will boost his ego, but I'm pretty sure that his response to criticisms will be to hit the "PATRIOTISM" button hard and long. For example, "What is wrong with these people who don't want to honor our troops? That's all this is for - to honor our troops. If you are against this parade, you are against our troops." A whole lot of people will buy it or it least be kowtowed into silence because of it.



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Re: Is the military really seriously going thru parade plans?
Posted by: GGD
Date: February 08, 2018 10:04PM
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Onamuji
What would you do if you were one of those generals?

Offer to have a private small scale parade just for him at his golf courses, with a few tanks running around on the greens. Maybe one at Mar a Lago too.

Or maybe have a B-52 do target practice on his golf courses, trying to get a hole in one at each hole.
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Re: Is the military really seriously going thru parade plans?
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: February 09, 2018 08:03AM
Just tell him that every single F-52 in the fleet will do an overfly of the WH.

HeII, he already thinks our planes are invisible. It'll probably work.
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Re: Is the military really seriously going thru parade plans?
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: February 09, 2018 12:09PM
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Re: Is the military really seriously going thru parade plans?
Posted by: samintx
Date: February 09, 2018 05:21PM
I heard private money??????? to support a big parade. And I love a paradesmiley-gen013
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