Honor

My office may be closed today, but The Old Guard's isn't:

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Spc. Brett Hyde, Tomb Sentinel, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), keeps guard over the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during Hurricane Sandy at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Oct. 29, 2012. Hyde lives by the Sentinel's Creed which in part says “Through the years of diligence and praise and the discomfort of the elements, I will walk my tour in humble reverence to the best of my ability”. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Jose A. Torres Jr.)

Note: The original post featured an image that was reported to be from today but turned out to have been taken in September. It was replaced with the image above that appears on The Old Guard's Facebook page.

Original photo:

SandyTomb

Via @KristinaRibali from the Facebook page of Dan Marshall.

Posted by: Andy at 11:50 AM



Comments

1 I thought we got rid of all the bayonet's.

Posted by: Dude, where's my Nobel Prize? at October 29, 2012 11:50 AM (VuyjF)

2 honorable men

Posted by: mallfly at October 29, 2012 11:50 AM (bJm7W)

3 May God Bless America


...again.

Posted by: sickinmass at October 29, 2012 11:51 AM (bcNec)

4 Nice that old traditions are still maintained.

Posted by: Snidely Whiplash - Who Knows How To Have A War On Women at October 29, 2012 11:51 AM (feFL6)

5 Please pass on the fact that we recognize their badassery.

Posted by: typo dynamofo at October 29, 2012 11:51 AM (+VMZ0)

6 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at October 29, 2012 11:52 AM (8y9MW)

7 Commitment.

Posted by: typo dynamofo at October 29, 2012 11:53 AM (+VMZ0)

8 Think of this the next time we see a photo of Obama with his feet on the desk in the Oval office.

Posted by: Harp at October 29, 2012 11:53 AM (h9ygK)

9 Stolen

Posted by: Ball of Hate at October 29, 2012 11:53 AM (AREf/)

10 but are they concerned about childhood obesity like that saintly Mrs Obama?

Posted by: mallfly at October 29, 2012 11:54 AM (bJm7W)

11 8 Wish you hadn't said that. I was just venting at my kids about that. BP high again

Posted by: typo dynamofo at October 29, 2012 11:54 AM (+VMZ0)

12 /Salute!

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 29, 2012 11:54 AM (lZBBB)

13 If you've never been to Tomb of The Unknowns....and seen the changing of the guards...please try to....very humbling.

Posted by: BignJames at October 29, 2012 11:55 AM (rlFQ+)

14 8
Think of this the next time we see a photo of Obama with his feet on the desk in the Oval office.



Posted by: Harp at October 29, 2012 11:53 AM (h9ygK)

Yeah. I always wanted to stroll in the Oval Office and say, "Get your feet off my desk, idiot!" Because it is my desk. And yours too. It's our desk, not his.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 29, 2012 11:55 AM (BuSM8)

15 Yeah. I always wanted to stroll in the Oval Office and say, "Get your feet off my desk, idiot!" Because it is my desk. And yours too. It's our desk, not his.
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 29, 2012 11:55 AM (BuSM


In addition to heel marks, our Resolute Desk probably has cigarette burns, ashes, and blow all over it now. I hope the cleaners can get the obama stench out of our White House after they are sent packing.

Posted by: Havedash at October 29, 2012 11:58 AM (F0WNa)

16 Those guys have to be miserable today. God bless them.

Posted by: Vic at October 29, 2012 11:58 AM (YdQQY)

17 God bless and keepthose men.

Posted by: Nom de Blog at October 29, 2012 11:59 AM (INJZg)

18 Andy, how are you doing in NJ today? Bet you wish you were back in GA.

Posted by: Vic at October 29, 2012 11:59 AM (YdQQY)

19 May God bless and keep them.

Made it into work this morning, but Philly isn't supposed to get hit hard until this afternoon. Not sure how I'm getting in tomorrow, but hey, that's the fun.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 29, 2012 11:59 AM (Agn5J)

20 >>>>If you've never been to Tomb of The Unknowns....and seen the changing of the guards...please try to....very humbling.

It's okay, but I hear Jay-Z and Beyonce really put on a show.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 29, 2012 12:00 PM (AsY5D)

21 Nice site describing the Tomb... but why, oh, why does it have that *travesty* as the first photo?

Posted by: Tesh at October 29, 2012 12:01 PM (cnjni)

22 18
Andy, how are you doing in NJ today? Bet you wish you were back in GA.


Posted by: Vic at October 29, 2012 11:59 AM (YdQQY)


I thought Andy was in Mass.?

Posted by: Tami at October 29, 2012 12:01 PM (X6akg)

23 Compare and contrast these men with the inner city thugs, occutards, pro sports players, libtartd nancy boys, etc..Stark, isn't it?

Posted by: Havedash at October 29, 2012 12:01 PM (F0WNa)

24 I thought Andy was in NJ.

Posted by: Vic at October 29, 2012 12:02 PM (YdQQY)

25 16
Those guys have to be miserable today. God bless them.


Posted by: Vic


You know, I could probably do that better than they can. Did you see me on Ellen? Cutting a rug, man, cutting a rug.

Posted by: BHO at October 29, 2012 12:02 PM (6TB1Z)

26 In addition to heel marks, our Resolute Desk probably has cigarette burns, ashes, and blow all over it now.
Posted by: Havedash at October 29, 2012 11:58 AM (F0WNa)

They distract from the skid marks that that woman, Miss Lewinsky, left.

Posted by: somebody else, not me at October 29, 2012 12:02 PM (nZvGM)

27 Arlington and these soldiers who guard the tomb have a special place in my heart. May God keep them safe.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, unbanned, ready to get this done at October 29, 2012 12:02 PM (baL2B)

28 I don't know how they do it.

They're only human. Surely after a few days of that the only thing running through their minds must be "this sucks this sucks this sucks".

Posted by: Hollowpoint at October 29, 2012 12:02 PM (SY2Kh)

29 My bf Barry and I think soldiers are hot! A - tten - tion!!

Posted by: Reggie Love at October 29, 2012 12:03 PM (ypzqs)

30
>>....but Philly isn't supposed to get hit hard until this afternoon. Not sure how I'm getting in tomorrow, but hey, that's the fun.


This storm is only a fraction of the damage of a 2nd term for barrack HUSSEIN obama.

Vote! JEF didn't make the oceans recede. Another broken promise.

*spit*

Posted by: sickinmass at October 29, 2012 12:04 PM (bcNec)

31 @28
I suppose the thought that every 12 year old boy out there wants to be them helps keep them warm.

Plus a significant fraction of somewhat older boys.

Posted by: pep at October 29, 2012 12:04 PM (6TB1Z)

32 Nice site describing the Tomb... but why, oh, why does it have that *travesty* as the first photo?
........
Because it is a government site.. and Barky has commanded he be inserted into every web page. So let it be written. So let it be done!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 29, 2012 12:05 PM (f9c2L)

33 Andy lives in B. Fwanks district.

Posted by: sickinmass at October 29, 2012 12:06 PM (bcNec)

34 Marines - Always on guard, ready to defend.

Posted by: Lee at October 29, 2012 12:06 PM (gtoa2)

35 I posted that on my FB page and it got alot of likes as it should.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 29, 2012 12:07 PM (j1gX1)

36
Andy lives in B. Fwanks district.


Posted by: sickinmass at October 29, 2012 12:06 PM (bcNec)

Double damned then.

Posted by: Vic at October 29, 2012 12:07 PM (YdQQY)

37 Back in college army ROTC, my Pershing Rifles drill team went up to DC and visited them. They are truly badass with respect to Drill and Ceremony, otherwise known as FM 22-5, the cadet's bible.

Lots of respect!

Posted by: EC at October 29, 2012 12:08 PM (GQ8sn)

38
Why aren't they wearing some pink? Is this part of the War On Wimmens?

Posted by: Roger Goodell at October 29, 2012 12:08 PM (vbh31)

39 This is up on my FB and Twitter.



Honor and Respect.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 29, 2012 12:08 PM (da5Wo)

40 cept , they're soldiers . Army infantry .

Posted by: awkward davies at October 29, 2012 12:08 PM (USjX1)

41 8 "Think of this the next time we see a photo of Obama with his feet on the desk in the Oval office."

His election four years ago gave him chances for catharsis that he could only have dreamed about beforehand. He's been able to profane, in succession, a vast array of American symbols.
I think of him as I'm watching my Border Collie pissing on all the evidence left behind by other dogs during our walks.

Posted by: Jim Flimsey at October 29, 2012 12:08 PM (T9V22)

42 Yeah, I'm in MA.

The wind's blowing pretty good here, but the rain's light. All in all, it's pretty meh so far.

The wind's supposed to pick up as the day goes on, so there's that.

Posted by: Andy at October 29, 2012 12:08 PM (OZPoa)

43 Breaking:

Department of Labor might delay Friday jobs report until after the election?


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 29, 2012 12:08 PM (+tqYo)

44
Honor indeed.

Very moving.

Posted by: Jaws at October 29, 2012 12:09 PM (4I3Uo)

45 JEF didn't make the oceans recede. Another broken promise.

He'll take credit tomorrow as the storm moves away.

Related: Eye wall reformed. Looks like Atlantic City will be epicenter of worst damage. It was already underwater this morning.

Posted by: Snidely Whiplash - Who Knows How To Have A War On Women at October 29, 2012 12:09 PM (feFL6)

46 http://www.earthcam.com/usa/newyork/statueofliberty/?cam=liberty_hd

Harbor cam with audio

Posted by: LC LaWedgie at October 29, 2012 12:10 PM (0It32)

47 If you don't understand this picture at first glance, there probably isn't an explanation that will help.

Posted by: Advo at October 29, 2012 12:10 PM (7vbG1)

48 @34 That's the Army's "Old Guard"

Posted by: Country Singer at October 29, 2012 12:10 PM (L8r/r)

49 Department of Labor might delay Friday jobs report until after the election?


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 29, 2012 12:08 PM (+tqYo)


Then we know it must really suck

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 29, 2012 12:11 PM (j1gX1)

50 Deeply moving.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, with laptop dead at October 29, 2012 12:11 PM (lOmbq)

51 OK it's after Noon here so I'll be switching to Scotch which means i may start posting inappropriate things.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 29, 2012 12:12 PM (j1gX1)

52 Department of Labor might delay Friday jobs report until after the election?

Don't worry, ADP and a few others will still have theirs, and it will suck for TFG.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, with laptop dead at October 29, 2012 12:12 PM (lOmbq)

53 Fort Myer and Arlington have so much to see--the old part of the cemetery is fascinating, with individual tombstones that are not the famous rows of plain stones. One guy has an anchor--an ANCHOR--on his grave, another has a small pyramid with reliefs of his campaigns in the Seminole wars along the faces, another has a piece of rose quartz about the size of a Volkswagen.
The Old Guard Caisson crew is a fabulous visit, and the last time I went it was indeed humbling, heartening and sacred to see these young young kids in great shape, who with perfect courtesy can tell you EVERYTHING about what you are seeing, its history and its meaning.
The reverence, respect and pride in their duty is apparent in all they do, even on a casual day with someone just wandering into the stables out of the cemetery.
God bless them, and thank God he has blessed US with them and all their fellows who serve.

Posted by: barbarausa at October 29, 2012 12:13 PM (WWeoI)

54 i may start posting inappropriate things

You get interwebs points for that here.

Posted by: Soap MacTavish at October 29, 2012 12:14 PM (vbh31)

55 May God bless them and keep them safe on their sacred watch.

Makes me proud to be an American.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at October 29, 2012 12:14 PM (P6H+d)

56
Hurricanes, how do they f'n work?

Wait.....that's actually a pretty good question.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 29, 2012 12:14 PM (PHb2k)

57 And don't break the rules. Here's a youtube of Tomb Guards Reprimanding Visitors at Arlington Cemetery.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYCPbP_a46Ifeature=related


Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 29, 2012 12:14 PM (tf9Ne)

58 I guess those soldiers have neither a narrative to be guarder nor an important fundraiser in Vegas.

That's just some of the reasons why they honorably serve the greater duty they're assigned.

Posted by: ironbill at October 29, 2012 12:15 PM (Q+4Zh)

59 There are still people with Honor, Integrity and Courage in DC. But it's not in the White House.

Posted by: Quilly Mammoth at October 29, 2012 12:15 PM (fswZa)

60 All this for a tomb?

Posted by: Moochelle at October 29, 2012 12:16 PM (1hLHC)

61 On topic, just saw this tweet:

'Email from Romney campaign asking for donations to the Red Cross. Email from Obama campaign asking for donations to campaign'

Posted by: Snidely Whiplash - Who Knows How To Have A War On Women at October 29, 2012 12:16 PM (feFL6)

62 59 There are still people with Honor, Integrity and Courage in DC. But it's not in the White House.
Posted by: Quilly Mammoth at October 29, 2012 12:15 PM (fswZa)

I disagree, there are still Secret Service agents there and the Marine Guard.

Posted by: The Robot Devil at October 29, 2012 12:16 PM (GtCbF)

63 the photo is a great reminder of what the current administration lacks, in spades: duty, honor, dignity.
best of luck to the East coast and NE morons over the next couple of days; keep yer powder dry...going to be 78 degrees and beautiful today in otherwise tarnished northern Clownifornia

Posted by: the Butcher at October 29, 2012 12:17 PM (8g9qq)

64 I disagree, there are still Secret Service agents there

LOL!

Posted by: Colombian hooker at October 29, 2012 12:17 PM (GQ8sn)

65 I actually think those soldiers are not miserable today but feel what they are doing today is what they really signed up for. Sort of like, at least initial feeling , oflooking forwardto being sent to battle after all of the training.

Posted by: polynikes at October 29, 2012 12:18 PM (m2CN7)

66 All this for a tomb?

Posted by: Moochelle at October 29, 2012 12:16 PM (1hLHC)

****
Hell! the dead don't even vote!Oh...
wait.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 29, 2012 12:18 PM (piMMO)

67 WOW.

Has Barky told them to stand down?

Posted by: Jumbo Shrimp at October 29, 2012 12:18 PM (DGIjM)

68 The difference between us and liberals? How we react to a picture like this one.

Posted by: Countrysquire at October 29, 2012 12:18 PM (1hLHC)

69 So, is Ace under water in NJ?

Posted by: redd at October 29, 2012 12:18 PM (Lom3Z)

70 I actually think those soldiers are not miserable today but feel what
they are doing today is what they really signed up for. Sort of like, at
least initial feeling , oflooking forwardto being sent to battle after
all of the training.


****

I think they are miserable AND feel they are doing what they signed up to do.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 29, 2012 12:18 PM (piMMO)

71 I know these guys are tough and can take it, but right now it'd be nice to think there's a hot shower waiting for them to step into when they're done.

Posted by: perturbed at October 29, 2012 12:18 PM (u6Ueb)

72 Those guys have to be miserable today. God bless them.


Yes God bless them. And I think it is a good reminder of the conditions their predecessors faced in the jungles of the pacific and the freezing cold of Bastone.

They suffered for our freedom.


Posted by: Cicero Skip at October 29, 2012 12:18 PM (ar7xr)

73 What exactly did the bayonets have that we got rid of?

Posted by: C'mon now at October 29, 2012 12:19 PM (pJpLq)

74 What? SCOAMF has not ordered them to stand down???


Behghazi... the President asserts hid did not tell anyone NOT to help... but as this would be the invasion of a Foreign Nation ONLY he could send troops in to help... because these were CIVILIAN personel, not military (remember, the SEALs were not active duty... ).

ONLY the President could make a Legal (War Powers Act) assertion needed to send military personel into a Sovereign Country we were not at war with...

In the end... the President needed to do a Positive Act to help.... he did not... which is why the CIA and DOD could do nothing, except try to get local help there (which they attempted, and failed...).

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 29, 2012 12:19 PM (lZBBB)

75 God bless them and may God bless America!

Posted by: Ohiovoter at October 29, 2012 12:19 PM (AkFx3)

76 I LOVE our troops.

BTW, it's absolute bullshit that Romney is also suspending his campaign. Eight days to go. Fucking shore up Iowa, Colorado, and Ohio if NH, VA, and FL are shut down. Whatever.

Posted by: Filly at October 29, 2012 12:20 PM (247Qj)

77 Has Barky told them to stand down?

We have a winnah.

Posted by: Soap MacTavish at October 29, 2012 12:20 PM (vbh31)

78 I went to DC on a school trip .. many many years ago.
our class had just gone to an all you can eat hamburger joint before going to see the tomb.
Right as they were changing the guard.. a kid threw up all over the steps. ugh.

Posted by: Jumbo Shrimp at October 29, 2012 12:21 PM (DGIjM)

79 So,

Have the Old Guard alwasy had boyonetts on their rifles? Because I never noticed it before.

Posted by: Dr. Mr. Badman at October 29, 2012 12:22 PM (D8pR3)

80 They are now saying that this storm is going to be worse than Agnes. Historic flooding where I am in central MD with 75+ miles an hour winds starting at dinner time tonight and going through tomorrow. I am pretty confident that I will be losing my power. I hope that's all I lose.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at October 29, 2012 12:22 PM (jucos)

81 There is a little booth off to the side that has a phone if they need to call for assistance and it's also a place they can use for shelter during inclement weather if they wish to use it and the cemetery is closed to the public. Not that it will do much good on a day like this.

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at October 29, 2012 12:22 PM (fgC5S)

82 In addition to heel marks, our Resolute Desk probably has cigarette burns, ashes, and blow all over it now. I hope the cleaners can get the obama stench out of our White House after they are sent packing.

and an exorcism! Karl Rove had an exorcism done on this office (formerly Hillary's...wouldn't you?)

Posted by: Lynne at October 29, 2012 12:23 PM (lHn6+)

83 Romney Campaign Cancels All Campaign Events for Monday/Tuesday
http://tinyurl.com/8r5ktvl

Posted by: Othered at October 29, 2012 12:23 PM (EuW9O)

84 *his

Posted by: Lynne at October 29, 2012 12:23 PM (lHn6+)

85 Ya know if I lived in DC, Maryland, or VA I'd be tempted to put on my Uniform and go down there and Salute them. Of course, then I'd get in my car and come home, but they'd still be out there.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 29, 2012 12:23 PM (j1gX1)

86 @82: Well, Hillary *did* claim to be communing with the dead, so maybe that wasn't a bad idea.

Posted by: Ian S. at October 29, 2012 12:24 PM (rPA5/)

87 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor.

For those of you in hurricane land it's not the storm that gets you -- it's the aftermath that sucks so bad.

No electricity and lots and lots of rain. If your shingles get damaged cover up the bare spots quick.

Posted by: eleven at October 29, 2012 12:24 PM (KXm42)

88 The Coast Guard flew into 40 mph winds and 18 foot seas and saved 14 of the crew members of the HMS Bounty. They flew into a dangerous situation with out complete knowledge of the situation...only the pings from a distress beacon. Good thing Obama and Pannetta weren't involved or those people would have drowned.


Posted by: Quilly Mammoth at October 29, 2012 12:24 PM (fswZa)

89 Looks like a cav day. God bless 'em. But we have to remember that this is the thing that all of our soldiers must endure. It's an exsquisite symbol. They'll be on the wall for us through any turbulence.

Posted by: Soona at October 29, 2012 12:25 PM (5zBCN)

90 Have the Old Guard alwasy had boyonetts on their rifles? Because I never noticed it before.

Yes, they are 1903 Springfield bolt-action rifles with 5 round box magazine.

Posted by: Colombian hooker at October 29, 2012 12:25 PM (GQ8sn)

91 and an exorcism! Karl Rove had an exorcism done on this office (formerly Hillary's...wouldn't you?)
Posted by: Lynne at October 29, 2012 12:23 PM (lHn6+)


Seriously? He did that?

Posted by: Havedash at October 29, 2012 12:25 PM (F0WNa)

92 The Coast Guard flew into 40 mph winds and 18 foot seas and saved 14 of the crew members of the HMS Bounty. They flew into a dangerous situation with out complete knowledge of the situation...only the pings from a distress beacon. Good thing Obama and Pannetta weren't involved or those people would have drowned.


Posted by: Quilly Mammoth at October 29, 2012 12:24 PM (fswZa)


Yup hats off to the Coasties

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 29, 2012 12:26 PM (j1gX1)

93 Whoops....sock off.

Posted by: EC at October 29, 2012 12:26 PM (GQ8sn)

94 A sobering reminder about sacrifice and remembrance. Especially in light of the heroic actions at Benghazi

Posted by: Thunderb at October 29, 2012 12:27 PM (Dnbau)

95 Breaking:

Department of Labor might delay Friday jobs report until after the election?
Mr Mercandetti @DefendoLibertas
@TheStalwart How can BLS delay a jobs report that was written a week ago? @jennablan @WSJ

Posted by: Evilpens at October 29, 2012 12:27 PM (ck76k)

96 I approve.

Posted by: Colonel Jessup at October 29, 2012 12:27 PM (NF2Bf)

97 Andy is everywhere.

Posted by: mare at October 29, 2012 12:27 PM (A98Xu)

98 Good thing Obama and Pannetta weren't involved or those people would have drowned.

Makes you wonder how many cops and first responders are rolling their eyes over what Pannetta said.

Posted by: EC at October 29, 2012 12:27 PM (GQ8sn)

99 BAYONETS!

Posted by: H Badger at October 29, 2012 12:27 PM (n/0Nw)

100 Shit, we got it cushy compared to some of our boys overseas.


Posted by: Old Guard at October 29, 2012 12:28 PM (kl5rr)

101

Two things on the campaign suspension. 1. you don't you give the other side a chance to say you are uncaring, although we know the Ultimate Mr Uncaring Stand Down is in the WH (independents do get moved by this stuff)

2. Going to other states that don't have a planned event is almost impossible from a logistics standpoint.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 29, 2012 12:28 PM (PHb2k)

102 They should carry crossbows. That would be more badass.

Posted by: eleven at October 29, 2012 12:29 PM (KXm42)

103 And to think I complained about traffic this morning...

Posted by: Zac at October 29, 2012 12:29 PM (F6KtL)

104 Crossbows with bayonets.

Posted by: eleven at October 29, 2012 12:29 PM (KXm42)

105 This is one of a plethora of honorable things that mean nothing to the godless idiot occupying our White House.

I've been to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier as a child, and it made me a patriot. It made me understand our values as a country.

There is a stark contrast to that Tomb and the Guards and the liberal shits in this country. God help us.

Posted by: stacy at October 29, 2012 12:30 PM (bKOZG)

106 Wait.. did Romney cancel Wisconsin tonight.

I mean.. I completely understand VA.. but cancelling Wisconsin? Seems a bit much.

Posted by: Jumbo Shrimp at October 29, 2012 12:30 PM (DGIjM)

107 95 Breaking:

Department of Labor might delay Friday jobs report until after the election?
Mr Mercandetti @DefendoLibertas
@TheStalwart How can BLS delay a jobs report that was written a week ago? @jennablan @WSJ

---

This may end up being a trial balloon that blows up in their faces.

They're going to be under intense pressure to deliver the numbers now and, if they aren't good, accusations will be made about them burying bad news for political reasons.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at October 29, 2012 12:30 PM (e0xKF)

108 >> Yes, they are 1903 Springfield bolt-action rifles with 5 round box magazine.

Or M-14s. Whatevs.

Posted by: Andy at October 29, 2012 12:31 PM (OZPoa)

109 And /Salute to our Men and Women stationed on ships on the East Coast...

Just about every ship we have will be at Sea, getting out of the way of the Hurricane.... all the shile hopeing that their Loved Ones Ashore are All Right... when they are not there to help...

Been there.... did that.... its not a fun feeling...

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 29, 2012 12:31 PM (lZBBB)

110 #101

Except I believe they were supposed to be in Milwaukee, WI today. Which is NOT being disrupted by the hurricane.

Posted by: GMan at October 29, 2012 12:32 PM (sxq57)

111 Or M-14s. Whatevs.

Oops again.

The drill team uses the 1903's, not the honor guard.. My bad.

Posted by: EC at October 29, 2012 12:32 PM (GQ8sn)

112 they are always there....God Bless Them and God Bless America

Posted by: phoenixgirl, Wearing her GIANTS jersey,team dagny at October 29, 2012 12:32 PM (Ho2rs)

113 Reminds me of some other soldiers from long ago...


http://youtu.be/QgA74Dt2Xbg


Looks like rain.

Posted by: EC at October 29, 2012 12:34 PM (GQ8sn)

114 The drill team uses the 1903's, not the honor guard.. My bad.
Posted by: EC at October 29, 2012 12:32 PM (GQ8sn)


--------------------------------------------


Oops for you again. The Marine drill team uses Garands.

Posted by: Soona at October 29, 2012 12:35 PM (5zBCN)

115 Ya know if I lived in DC, Maryland, or VA I'd be tempted to put on my Uniform and go down there and Salute them.

The Cemetery is up a hill but the major roads are down along the Potomac. They're all main drags but I'd expect ponding tonight.

After a blizzard
http://tinyurl.com/8hbnlwt

During snow
http://tinyurl.com/9lnyojc

I expect some of them have probably gotten icicles off the cap brim at some point.

Posted by: DaveA at October 29, 2012 12:35 PM (wcjj2)

116
That photo chokes me up.

God bless them.

Posted by: wheatie at October 29, 2012 12:36 PM (ipkPX)

117 No electricity and lots and lots of rain. If your shingles get damaged cover up the bare spots quick.


***

A tarp and duct tape are musts in the survival kit.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 29, 2012 12:36 PM (piMMO)

118 Oops for you again. The Marine drill team uses Garands.

Oops you! I'm talking about the US Army Drill Team.

Posted by: EC at October 29, 2012 12:36 PM (GQ8sn)

119 Sorry, didn't see this thread so I'll re-post from down below:

I saw on Twitter that Barry is holding a press conference at 12:45 about Sandy. Note that he's yet to hold a press conference about Benghazi.

Posted by: TD, one of the proud 53% at October 29, 2012 12:36 PM (DQMcq)

120 Never thought I'd live to see the day when people in the NE would be safe from a storm if they came to New Orleans!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 29, 2012 12:37 PM (BDU/a)

121 I saw on Twitter that Barry is holding a press conference at 12:45 about
Sandy. Note that he's yet to hold a press conference about Benghazi.


****

Watch me heal this ocean!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 29, 2012 12:37 PM (piMMO)

122 118 Oops for you again. The Marine drill team uses Garands.

Oops you! I'm talking about the US Army Drill Team.

Posted by: EC at October 29, 2012 12:36 PM (GQ8sn)


OOPS on both of you.
My granddaughter's drill team uses balsa wood replicas.

Posted by: jwb7605 at October 29, 2012 12:37 PM (Qxe/p)

123 Note that he's yet to hold a press conference about Benghazi.

That news anchor from KUSA gave him the scare of his life. No way, TFG is going to let more reporters ask him questions.

Posted by: EC at October 29, 2012 12:37 PM (GQ8sn)

124 Reminds me of my favorite quote that I would often think of while listening to people complain about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and
degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing
is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is
willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal
safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless
made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself." - John Stuart Mill

Posted by: Drew in MO at October 29, 2012 12:38 PM (T57vh)

125 You think they got it hard? Try memorizing movie lines while choking on BHO's cock while being choomed out of your mind from puffing blunts and doing blow off Reggie's ass all day. That's work!

Posted by: Kal Penn at October 29, 2012 12:38 PM (hSI4x)

126 I'm really in awe of these guys.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, predenounced for your convenience at October 29, 2012 12:38 PM (ZKzrr)

127 Just about every ship we have will be at Sea, getting out of the way of the Hurricane.... all the shile hopeing that their Loved Ones Ashore are All Right... when they are not there to help...

Been there.... did that.... its not a fun feeling...
Posted by: Romeo13 at October 29, 2012 12:31 PM (lZBBB)

Actually no. The few ships out of Norfolk that went to sea will stay there, but the bulk of the Fleet is staying put since the track of the storm moved further north. And as far as I know no Subs ( that is Boats to you obama) have sailed from New London.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 29, 2012 12:39 PM (j1gX1)

128 Here is a picture that shows the rifle better. It looks like an M-14. Hard to tell without being able to see the magazine.

http://is.gd/PD1Q98

Posted by: Vic at October 29, 2012 12:39 PM (YdQQY)

129 My granddaughter's drill team uses balsa wood replicas.

When my PR drill team went to visit the Army drill team, we noticed they were doing amazing things with their rifles. Upon close inspection of the rifles, they were hollowed out. My team used the full rifle, with barrel and everything. Nothing hollowed out.

Posted by: EC at October 29, 2012 12:39 PM (GQ8sn)

130 Never mind. The barrel is distinctive on the 14.

Posted by: Vic at October 29, 2012 12:39 PM (YdQQY)

131 What's all this about drill teams?

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at October 29, 2012 12:40 PM (w+lzM)

132 "This is the moment when the oceans stop rising." Barack Obama

"I don't take fucking orders from you." Atlantic Ocean

Posted by: Aaron at October 29, 2012 12:40 PM (Tlix5)

133 The Old Guard Drill Team uses 1903's.

Posted by: Quilly Mammoth at October 29, 2012 12:40 PM (fswZa)

134 I knew a couple guys who had been in the Old Guard unit. I was under the impression they got selected because they were tall.

Still, I couldn't do it. All that shining and pressing of boots and uniforms...

I did my share of guard duty. None of it in dress uniforms though. Never had to do it in a hurricane either, so I guess there's that.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 29, 2012 12:41 PM (TOk1P)

135 Well it looks like I fucked up. I only have 1/4 of a bottle of Chivas left and will soon have to switch to Dewers.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 29, 2012 12:41 PM (j1gX1)

136 Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 29, 2012 12:39 PM (j1gX1)

Suprising.... 30 years ago when I was in Norfolk... We didn't rely on the chance of a pattern shift.... and ended up at Sea at least 2 days ahead of time...

Of course, we used to call them Weather Guessers back then too.... LOL

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 29, 2012 12:41 PM (lZBBB)

137 A good tread to post this. Zooey Deschanel sings the National Anthem. She did a grat job IMO.

http://tinyurl.com/96okygy

Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 29, 2012 12:41 PM (tf9Ne)

138 And this is all on the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery. Which was placed on the grounds of Robert E. Lee's Estate as a way of punishing him for siding with the enemy. Absolutely no one will guard O'Bumbles final resting place, I'm quite sure. He also has sided with our enemies.

Posted by: Chuckling at October 29, 2012 12:41 PM (ndlFj)

139 That's my friend standing there. Could not be prouder.

Posted by: marcus at October 29, 2012 12:42 PM (GGCsk)

140 I drill with an umbrella. And sometimes a putter.

Posted by: Prez'nit Toonces at October 29, 2012 12:42 PM (vbh31)

141 None of it in dress uniforms though. Never had to do it in a hurricane either, so I guess there's that.
Posted by: BurtTC at October 29, 2012 12:41 PM (TOk1P)


Yeah be much easier to March in Camies

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 29, 2012 12:42 PM (j1gX1)

142 After the workers exercised their Right to Work, CWA union official Judy Brown emailed a spreadsheet that contained the employees' personal data (including their Social Security numbers) to other CWA officials with instructions to "forward this information to your affected locals." CWA Local 3602 union president John Glenn posted the spreadsheet on a public bulletin board. Other CWA union officials likely disseminated the information through email and other means.

A resulting National Labor Relations Board, or NLRB, investigation affirmed that the employees' personal information was posted, but the board's general counsel refused to prosecute the union. Therefore, in June 2008, ATT employee Jason Fisher and 15 other employees, represented by National Right to Work Foundation attorneys, filed a lawsuit in state court under North Carolina's Identity Theft Protection Act, or ITPA, against Local 3602 and its parent unions.

Incredibly, both the trial court and the North Carolina Court of Appeals found that the unions are entitled to a special exemption from being penalized for revealing employees' personal information. Both courts ruled that such trampling of employee rights is an activity that can be covered only by the National Labor Relations Act, or NLRA, and consequently may not be punished by state authorities.

Imagine that. North Carolina's courts have held that federal labor law pre-empts a completely unrelated state identity theft law, even though the U.S. Supreme Court has long held that a state retains jurisdiction where the conduct to be regulated touches deeply rooted local interests.

Posted by: George Meanie at October 29, 2012 12:42 PM (e8kgV)

143 This pic should be on Drudge's front page. Seriously great picture. Thanks, Andy.

Posted by: joanne at October 29, 2012 12:43 PM (VNFBf)

144 The drill team uses the 1903's, not the honor guard.. My bad.
Posted by: EC at October 29, 2012 12:32 PM (GQ8sn)


--------------------------------------------


Oops, oops, oops. You're right. They're Springfields. Just got through watching them.

Posted by: Soona at October 29, 2012 12:44 PM (5zBCN)

145 Suprising.... 30 years ago when I was in Norfolk... We didn't rely on the chance of a pattern shift.... and ended up at Sea at least 2 days ahead of time...

Of course, we used to call them Weather Guessers back then too.... LOL
Posted by: Romeo13 at October 29, 2012 12:41 PM (lZBBB)

Yes they did start to do that, but as the forecasts showed the storm tracking North they cancelled that order.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 29, 2012 12:44 PM (j1gX1)

146 It's a damn good thing Gov. Christy said what he said yesterday. I'm projecting an 8:30 pm landfall at Atlantic City with a high tide at 8:00 pm with a full moon for a little extra punch. I'd bet my bottom dollar that a couple thousand people stayed behind. This mornings high tide had water in the streets.

Of course it's going to be just as unfair to blame zero as it was to blame Bush, but at least Gov. Christy covered himself.

Posted by: Snidely Whiplash - Who Knows How To Have A War On Women at October 29, 2012 12:44 PM (feFL6)

147 136 Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 29, 2012 12:39 PM (j1gX1)

The Fleet Forces commander ordered 21 ships out to sea from bases around Norfolk, Va., as Hurricane Sandy bears down on the East Coast. All must be at sea by early Saturday morning.
“Based on the current track of the storm, we made the decision to begin to sortie the fleet,” said Adm. Bill Gortney in a Friday news release. “The current timeline allows them enough time to transit safely out of the path of the storm.”

Yep.... some things still seem about the same...

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 29, 2012 12:44 PM (lZBBB)

148 Breaking:



Department of Labor might delay Friday jobs report until after the election?







Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 29, 2012 12:08 PM (+tqYo)


MFM: Sounds good to us. No reason in releasing it any sooner

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 29, 2012 12:44 PM (1Jaio)

149 I'm talking about the US Army Drill Team.


I saw them a few weeks ago and it was amazing.


Posted by: alexthechick at October 29, 2012 12:45 PM (VtjlW)

150 Saw on Drudge that gangs are planning hurricane looting sprees through Twitter.

Bastids.

Posted by: EC at October 29, 2012 12:45 PM (GQ8sn)

151
Obama is about to speak. Time to turn off the radio and mute the TV.

Posted by: Ed Anger at October 29, 2012 12:45 PM (tOkJB)

152 Posted by: Romeo13 at October 29, 2012 12:44 PM (lZBBB)

wonder how many of those ships are stuck in mid transit now....

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 29, 2012 12:45 PM (lZBBB)

153 I am humbled and so very proud of our military members, but geez, do I ever feel like a skate for whining about having to stand duty once a week!

Posted by: Amy Shulkusky at October 29, 2012 12:45 PM (uMfFZ)

154 The Fleet Forces commander ordered 21 ships out to sea from bases around Norfolk, Va., as Hurricane Sandy bears down on the East Coast. All must be at sea by early Saturday morning.
“Based on the current track of the storm, we made the decision to begin to sortie the fleet,” said Adm. Bill Gortney in a Friday news release. “The current timeline allows them enough time to transit safely out of the path of the storm.”

Yep.... some things still seem about the same...
Posted by: Romeo13 at October 29, 2012 12:44 PM (lZBBB)


Yes I know, but they did modify that. Those at sea stayed at sea, and those that had not yet sortied, did not.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 29, 2012 12:46 PM (j1gX1)

155 What has come to light recently is that they have blocked hashtags relating ot the Benghazi Coverup. It was discovered that the viral #BenghaziGate tag was being blocked from Trend determination as was #Benghazi. Conservatives early this morning shifted to the #7HoursInHell tag to help spread the word that the MSM is hiding... soon enough that hashtag was blocked as well.

To beat them at their own game, conservatives are taking the conversation to the #Forward2012 tag normally used by the Obama campaign. They cannot block that one AND they cannot prevent the ObamaZombies from seeing the discussion either.

Posted by: Tweety Bird at October 29, 2012 12:46 PM (e8kgV)

156 When Irene came through they were given the choice to suspend the watch. To a man they said 'no, we will carry on.'

God bless 'em.

Posted by: Retread at October 29, 2012 12:47 PM (zxitI)

157 Dickhead giving a press conference....

Posted by: Tami at October 29, 2012 12:47 PM (X6akg)

158 Saw on Drudge that gangs are planning hurricane looting sprees through Twitter.

Bastids.
Posted by: EC at October 29, 2012 12:45 PM (GQ8sn)


get your guns and ammo ready

Posted by: Thunderb at October 29, 2012 12:47 PM (Dnbau)

159 Navy keeps some Hampton Roads ships in port
Staff and wire reports
Posted : Saturday Oct 27, 2012 13:00:48 EDT
The Navy on Saturday modified its guidance for ships in Hampton Roads, after a change in forecast for Hurricane Sandy.

Ships already underway will continue to maneuver clear of the storm, while ships still in port as of Saturday will remain there.

“We kept a very close watch on the storm all night,” Adm. Bill Gortney, commander of U.S. Fleet Forces Command, said, according to a news release. “As a result of these projected changes, we determined that the safest place for the ships not already underway is in port.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 29, 2012 12:47 PM (j1gX1)

160 What has come to light recently is that they have blocked hashtags
relating ot the Benghazi Coverup. It was discovered that the viral
#BenghaziGate tag was being blocked from Trend determination as was
#Benghazi. Conservatives early this morning shifted to the #7HoursInHell
tag to help spread the word that the MSM is hiding... soon enough that
hashtag was blocked as well.

To beat them at their own game,
conservatives are taking the conversation to the #Forward2012 tag
normally used by the Obama campaign. They cannot block that one AND they
cannot prevent the ObamaZombies from seeing the discussion either.


The management/owners of Twitter need to be taken down a notch or two, IMO.

Posted by: EC at October 29, 2012 12:48 PM (GQ8sn)

161 Saw on Drudge that gangs are planning hurricane looting sprees through Twitter.

Target-rich env...ah, nevermind.

Posted by: Soap MacTavish at October 29, 2012 12:49 PM (vbh31)

162 I've visited Arlington twice. Once with my wife before we got married and moved to MD and then a second time when my parents came up to visit. The whole place is incredibly moving. Just thinking about it chokes me up. The Tomb....there just aren't words. It screams Dignity, Respect, Honor, Sacrifice. I'd forgotten, but my dad reminded me that when I took them there, the guard reprimanded someone in the crowd. They hadn't removed their cap.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 29, 2012 12:49 PM (da5Wo)

163 @ExJon This storm is really serious. The White House should release a photo of President Obama talking on the phone. #Sandy

Posted by: Retread at October 29, 2012 12:49 PM (zxitI)

164 TFG can make a huge storm sound boring

His message is; the government will take care of everything, do not question authorities

Posted by: kbdabear at October 29, 2012 12:49 PM (wwsoB)

165 158 Saw on Drudge that gangs are planning hurricane looting sprees through Twitter.

Bastids.
Posted by: EC at October 29, 2012 12:45 PM (GQ8sn)


get your guns and ammo ready
Posted by: Thunderb at October 29, 2012 12:47 PM (Dnbau)


At what point did the shoot to kill orders on looters get suspended?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at October 29, 2012 12:49 PM (kc2b9)

166 Saw on Drudge that gangs are planning hurricane looting sprees through Twitter.

They *do* know that law enforcement can read that, right? LOL.

Posted by: Ian S. at October 29, 2012 12:50 PM (rPA5/)

167 obama on tv saying absolutely nothing

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 29, 2012 12:50 PM (j1gX1)

168 @ExJon This storm is really serious. The White House should release a photo of President Obama talking on the phone. #Sandy>>

While holding a paddle.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 29, 2012 12:50 PM (wrS2o)

169 At what point did the shoot to kill orders on looters get suspended?

I thought about that, but then I remembered most of these cities are blue state shitholes so I no longer care what they do.

Posted by: EC at October 29, 2012 12:51 PM (GQ8sn)

170 why is he addressing this? it's below his pay grade.....what a loser

Posted by: phoenixgirl, Wearing her GIANTS jersey,team dagny at October 29, 2012 12:51 PM (Ho2rs)

171 They *do* know that law enforcement can read that, right? LOL.
Posted by: Ian S. at October 29, 2012 12:50 PM (rPA5/)

They will need somebody to help them carry the heavy stuff.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at October 29, 2012 12:51 PM (kc2b9)

172
157Dickhead giving a press conference....

And blasting people "who don't follow instructions".

Posted by: wheatie at October 29, 2012 12:51 PM (ipkPX)

173 obama on tv saying absolutely nothing

And saying it repeatedly.

Posted by: Retread at October 29, 2012 12:51 PM (zxitI)

174 They *do* know that law enforcement can read that, right?


Probably not. You would be amazed at the things people put out on FB and twitter and then are utterly amazed that the rest of the world can read it too.

Posted by: alexthechick at October 29, 2012 12:51 PM (VtjlW)

175 The honor guard is there, the government employees are staying home today

We'd be better off if that was a permanent situation


Posted by: kbdabear at October 29, 2012 12:51 PM (wwsoB)

176

Adam Carolla's been on Dennis Miller.

laughing is fun

Posted by: 8 days at October 29, 2012 12:52 PM (LpQbZ)

177 Barky being clear: 1st responders will be working 27/7, around the clock, nonstop.

Well, atleast he's finally been clear.

Posted by: Retread at October 29, 2012 12:52 PM (zxitI)

178 There are men and women in America who make you feel that this country is worth saving and that we'll be all right. God bless the US Military and all who serve with her.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at October 29, 2012 12:52 PM (Y0jT/)

179 what about Benghazi?

Posted by: phoenixgirl, Wearing her GIANTS jersey,team dagny at October 29, 2012 12:52 PM (Ho2rs)

180 ...tangential "honor" that Dr. Michael Mann gave himself, a Nobel Peace Prize that never was...

Mark Steyn:


So let’s see: A week ago, Michael Mann accused us of damaging his
reputation — and seems to have made it a self-fulfilling prophecy. A
week ago, he was a “Nobel prize recipient.” Now he’s not. Great work,
Mike!
...
Obama did nothing and "got" a Nobel Peace Prize.
The EU did nothing and "got" a Nobel Peace Prize.
Geez, from undeserved and virtual, at this point we can all award ourselves Nobel Peace Prize, just like Michael Mann.

Posted by: panzernashorn at October 29, 2012 12:52 PM (BAnPT)

181 These soldiers are comforted by knowing The President has their back//.

Posted by: Master Skeptic at October 29, 2012 12:52 PM (Ec4KY)

182 @174: Only if your account is hacked!!@!

Posted by: Anthony Weiner at October 29, 2012 12:53 PM (rPA5/)

183

I swear, obama will be struck by lightening, or explode from lying combustion buildup.

Posted by: 8 days at October 29, 2012 12:53 PM (LpQbZ)

184 Is it just me or does Obama look awful? Exhausted or sick or both. His eyes don't look right and his color is off. His skin tone is poor too.

Posted by: freemo at October 29, 2012 12:53 PM (pGLpj)

185 What has come to light recently is that they have blocked hashtags
relating ot the Benghazi Coverup. It was discovered that the viral
#BenghaziGate tag was being blocked from Trend determination as was
#Benghazi. Conservatives early this morning shifted to the #7HoursInHell
tag to help spread the word that the MSM is hiding... soon enough that
hashtag was blocked as well.

To beat them at their own game,
conservatives are taking the conversation to the #Forward2012 tag
normally used by the Obama campaign. They cannot block that one AND they
cannot prevent the ObamaZombies from seeing the discussion either.

The management/owners of Twitter need to be taken down a notch or two, IMO.
Posted by: EC at October 29, 2012 12:48 PM (GQ8sn)


probably did so at the request of the administration. I am not kidding

Posted by: Thunderb at October 29, 2012 12:53 PM (Dnbau)

186


Barky, just now...."We look out for our Friends".

What a weird thing to say, in these circumstances.

Posted by: wheatie at October 29, 2012 12:53 PM (ipkPX)

187 I know these guys are tough and can take it, but right now it'd be nice to think there's a hot showerwoman waiting for them to step into knock boots withwhen they're done.

FIFY.

They should carry crossbows. That would be more badass.

With fricken' laser beams!

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 29, 2012 12:53 PM (zF6Iw)

188 They *do* know that law enforcement can read that, right? LOL.

What is truly hilarious is that some of the tweets are from users with their full profiles listed openly, including their real names and faces.

Posted by: EC at October 29, 2012 12:53 PM (GQ8sn)

189 In the barrel, Mary.

Posted by: Tami at October 29, 2012 12:54 PM (X6akg)

190 barrel

Posted by: Al at October 29, 2012 12:54 PM (MzQOZ)

191 Someday Prez O will pass on. It would be appropriate if his gravesite were covered by the eternally flushing toilet.

Posted by: Nickie Goomba at October 29, 2012 12:54 PM (PAb+f)

192 We need an honor guard guy in the White House.

To Barry: "You will take your feet off the desk right now, sir!"

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 29, 2012 12:55 PM (BuSM8)

193 Bullshit. First responders can only work so much before they need downtime. That whole "working around the clock" schtick is a lie.


Posted by: Bart who lurks with SMOD 2012, master of his domain at October 29, 2012 12:55 PM (he2LC)

194 And blasting people "who don't follow instructions".
Posted by: wheatie at October 29, 2012 12:51 PM (ipkPX)



Follow these instructions, barry:


Take most direct route to nearest airport.
Fly to Venezuela.
Stay there.

Posted by: 8 days at October 29, 2012 12:55 PM (LpQbZ)

195 Barry has 'the slims'. Keep it on the down low!

Posted by: Reggie Love at October 29, 2012 12:55 PM (ypzqs)

196 Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 29, 2012 12:47 PM (j1gX1)

LOL.... the NEW Navy?

Navy, you must get underway by Saturday! Its an Order!

Saturday.... well.... if you're still here, I guess you can stay.... but you ships out at sea have to stay there!

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 29, 2012 12:55 PM (lZBBB)

197 I thought about that, but then I remembered most of these cities are blue state shitholes so I no longer care what they do.
Posted by: EC at October 29, 2012 12:51 PM (GQ8sn)


------------------------------------------------


Let them steal, let them burn. They're only fucking themselves. God bless any business owner who shoots any of them trying break into their businesses.

Posted by: Soona at October 29, 2012 12:55 PM (5zBCN)

198 Holy. Schnikes. How big is Stormageddon? NWS is putting up a gale warning for Lake Michigan. Waves may top 33 feet. Let me reiterate, that's for southwest Michigan.

http://bit.ly/TPiliB


It's actually very humbling to see the storm and to realize how small humanity is in the grand scheme of things.

Posted by: alexthechick at October 29, 2012 12:55 PM (VtjlW)

199 Eighteen percent of Americans inexplicably think that President Barack Obama is Jewish, according to a new poll.

A survey commissioned by the Associated Press and conducted by GfK asked respondents to identify Obama’s religion from a list of possibilities. Thirty five percent said Obama had no religion, 28 percent correctly identified Obama as a protestant Christian, another 28 percent declined to answer, 18 percent said he was Jewish, 10 percent said he was Muslim and five percent said he was Catholic. Another two percent each said they didn’t know, or named some other religion.



And these idiots are allowed to vote?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 29, 2012 12:55 PM (j1gX1)

200 @184: Hillbuzz claims it took a *lot* of coke to cause his 2nd and 3rd debate performances.

Also, with as bad as their internal polling is, Moochelle and ValJar are probably taking turns with the cat-o-nine-tails on him.

Posted by: Ian S. at October 29, 2012 12:56 PM (rPA5/)

201 Shoot to kill is not a normal policy for looters. It takes a special order from high authority for that. I do believe Gov Blanco in LA ordered it though in New Orleans for looters.

Posted by: Vic at October 29, 2012 12:56 PM (YdQQY)

Posted by: Snidely Whiplash - Who Knows How To Have A War On Women at October 29, 2012 12:56 PM (feFL6)

203
Don't know if this has been mention.
Labor Department may delay this weeks jobs report.
http://tinyurl.com/9s9lwrf

Posted by: YIKES! at October 29, 2012 12:56 PM (PlCer)

204 Eternally flushing toilet? No. waste of water. Real toilet. Real users. Real shit going into a septic tank in which he is buried.


Posted by: Bart who lurks with SMOD 2012, master of his domain at October 29, 2012 12:56 PM (he2LC)

205 What a weird thing to say, in these circumstances.

He's promising the money will flow to the "we got his back" crowd.


Posted by: HeatherRadish™, predenounced for your convenience at October 29, 2012 12:57 PM (ZKzrr)

206 Honor Guard at your local gubmint office:

"You WILL work during office hours!"

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 29, 2012 12:57 PM (BuSM8)

207 184
Is it just me or does Obama look awful? Exhausted or sick or both. His
eyes don't look right and his color is off. His skin tone is poor too.


Posted by: freemo at October 29, 2012 12:53 PM (pGLpj)

He also didn't look too happy that he's now stuck in DC for a couple days having to actually work.

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at October 29, 2012 12:57 PM (fgC5S)

208 ‏@DRUDGE_REPORT

CT Gov. Closes All State Highways: 'Most Catastrophic Event We Have Faced In Any Of Our Lifetimes'




Well, since your election, Malloy.....

Posted by: Tami at October 29, 2012 12:57 PM (X6akg)

209 it's getting crowded in the barrel, may i get out now?

Posted by: phoenixgirl, Wearing her GIANTS jersey,team dagny at October 29, 2012 12:57 PM (Ho2rs)

210 M-14's (see muzzle). MC drill team M-1's (also with bayonets) Up yours Obum!

Posted by: TinCan at October 29, 2012 12:57 PM (pTUgQ)

211 47% of Americans are either nuts, ignorant, or grifters.

Posted by: Bart who lurks with SMOD 2012, master of his domain at October 29, 2012 12:57 PM (he2LC)

212 Barky, just now...."We look out for our Friends".

What a weird thing to say, in these circumstances.

--

No kidding. His administration began with it, and and "empowered" thuggery. Barky and Holder did look out for their thugs, dismissing the successful court case against the Philly New Black Panthers voter intimidation '08 election.


Posted by: panzernashorn at October 29, 2012 12:58 PM (BAnPT)

213 12
Barky, just now...."We look out for our Friends".

What a weird thing to say, in these circumstances.

So did he take any questions?

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna not greg/gerg at October 29, 2012 12:58 PM (9+ccr)

214 It's actually very humbling to see the storm and to realize how small humanity is in the grand scheme of things.

Pffft. I could be a better hurricane.

Posted by: God-Emperor Barack I the Unabashed at October 29, 2012 12:58 PM (w+lzM)

215 Man. That scotch kicks in a lot faster on days like this. Think I better go offline again.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 29, 2012 12:59 PM (zF6Iw)

216 Truly makes me proud to be an American

Posted by: Xlr8tr at October 29, 2012 12:59 PM (JNeJn)

217 I have to take my giant lazy fat Pyrenees/Retriever mix to the vet today. Not looking forward to that lecture from the vet. He should try dragging that dog around the block. It just ain't happening.

Posted by: DangerGirl (@deadlyestrogen) at October 29, 2012 12:59 PM (WY3bD)

218 NWS is putting up a gale warning for Lake Michigan.

That's some pretty cool shit.
http://is.gd/o2i4Ex

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, predenounced for your convenience at October 29, 2012 12:59 PM (ZKzrr)

219 It's actually very humbling to see the storm and to realize how small humanity is in the grand scheme of things.

This thing has higher settings, by the way.

Posted by: Dick Cheney, at the console of the hurricane machine at October 29, 2012 12:59 PM (rPA5/)

220 Known but to God.

Posted by: VADM (Red) Cuthbert Collingwood (Mentioned in Dispatches) at October 29, 2012 01:00 PM (p4U6S)

221 215
Man. That scotch kicks in a lot faster on days like this. Think I better go offline again.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 29, 2012 12:59 PM (zF6Iw)

*looks at watch* Jeebus, it's 1:00pm and you're drinking? Why'd you wait so long to start?

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 29, 2012 01:00 PM (BuSM8)

222 He should try dragging that dog around the block. It just ain't happening.

Some Pupperoni pieces in your hand works like magic!

Posted by: EC at October 29, 2012 01:00 PM (GQ8sn)

223 Those fellows should trade in their bayonets for one of those ships that go underwater.

Posted by: Fritz at October 29, 2012 01:00 PM (/ZZCn)

224 28 percent correctly identified Obama as a protestant Christian

I realize that's the meme promoted by the MFM and the squishy "conservatives" on the Interwebz, but Choom Boy is no more a "protestant Christian" than the Dalai Lama is.

The America-hating little fuck is, if one looks at his history and actions, a freekin' Muzzie. The only "church" he ever attended was a hate-filled den of treason.

Posted by: MrScribbler, banned at TepidAir at October 29, 2012 01:00 PM (ZgX/g)

225 I found out what the deal is with that Battleground poll. They have two results. The raw topline number is Obama +1, and that is reported by Politico and goes into the RCP average.

But Battleground also has a reweighting model they use to measure enthusiasm, ground game, and early votes. That reweigthing model is returning Romney +5 or a 52/47 win. They are specifically saying that if the Dems up their ground game performance, that number can close, but not enough to win.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 29, 2012 01:00 PM (USExO)

226 217 I have to take my giant lazy fat Pyrenees/Retriever mix to the vet today. Not looking forward to that lecture from the vet. He should try dragging that dog around the block. It just ain't happening.
Posted by: DangerGirl (@deadlyestrogen) at October 29, 2012 12:59 PM (WY3bD)

Obesity is as tough on dogs as it is people. If you love it, you'll find a way

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at October 29, 2012 01:00 PM (kc2b9)

227 Once again Folks.... eye on the ball.... don't let them confuse the subject.

Under the War Powers Act.... as we did NOT have a valid Status of Forces Agreement with the Libyans... ONLY the President could send troops into Libya, and ONLY through a Positive order.

These were Civilians in trouble... not Military (the SEALs were not Active is my understanding)... so the Military hands were tied WITHOUT the President invoking the War Powers Act.

Thus, it was Obama's LACK OF ACTION which made it impossible for the DOD to send help to those in Benghazi fighting for their lives...

CIA and State did what they could, ie, tried to get local help, but they are not in control of the military.... ONLY the President could call them in.... AND HE DID NOT.

His story is that he did not tell anyone NOT to help... but he did NOT order them TO HELP (funny how a little change in word order, killed 4 people).

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 29, 2012 01:02 PM (lZBBB)

228 Do they have rules about conduct posted at the tomb for visitors?

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 29, 2012 01:02 PM (BuSM8)

229
198
Holy. Schnikes. How big is Stormageddon? NWS is putting up a gale
warning for Lake Michigan. Waves may top 33 feet. Let me reiterate,
that's for southwest Michigan.



http://bit.ly/TPiliB





It's actually very humbling to see the storm and to realize how small humanity is in the grand scheme of things.

Posted by: alexthechick at October 29, 2012 12:55 PM (VtjlW)


Honestly, the first thing I thought of when I saw a satellite pic showing the size was part of a song we've sung in church before....."Our God is an awesome God..."

Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 29, 2012 01:02 PM (da5Wo)

230 Boy the sea seems real bad on the live FOX camera off the Jersey coast. Wow, I may or may not lose power where I am, but the Jersey shore is gonna get battered.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 29, 2012 01:02 PM (j1gX1)

231
Honestly, the first thing I thought of when I saw a satellite pic showing the size was part of a song we've sung in church before....."Our God is an awesome God..."
Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 29, 2012 01:02 PM (da5Wo)

Hey, we sing that. Lutheran?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at October 29, 2012 01:03 PM (kc2b9)

232
213...So did he take any questions?

No. He said his little 'statement' and left quickly.

The room was largely vacant though, from I could see.

Barky's brain is so steeped in Marxist rhetoric...he can't even make a simple statement about a weather event, without using socialistic phrases.

We can be certain, that this is a 'crisis' that he will not let 'go to waste'.

Posted by: wheatie at October 29, 2012 01:03 PM (ipkPX)

233 Under the War Powers Act.... as we did NOT have a valid Status of Forces
Agreement with the Libyans... ONLY the President could send troops into
Libya, and ONLY through a Positive order.



These were Civilians in trouble... not Military (the SEALs were not
Active is my understanding)... so the Military hands were tied WITHOUT
the President invoking the War Powers Act.



Thus, it was Obama's LACK OF ACTION which made it impossible for the
DOD to send help to those in Benghazi fighting for their lives...



CIA and State did what they could, ie, tried to get local help, but
they are not in control of the military.... ONLY the President could
call them in.... AND HE DID NOT.



His story is that he did not tell anyone NOT to help... but he did
NOT order them TO HELP (funny how a little change in word order, killed 4
people).


Yeah, but this was a US ambassador and his diplomatic staff, not just ordinary civilians or tourists in trouble. What kind of standing orders does the military have for intervention in cases like this?

Posted by: EC at October 29, 2012 01:04 PM (GQ8sn)

234 Irony - I'm hearing all about a Storm of the Century, while I'm in Florida with clear blue skies and cool temperatures.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 29, 2012 01:04 PM (USExO)

235 His skin tone is poor too.

It always has been, its a weird color, especially his lips which are kind of blue. A lot of mixed race folks like that have odd skin tone, but some look amazing. What's always bothered me about President Obama is his eyes, they look dead. Always. Like he is utterly uncaring about the world.

The only time his eyes really seem to have any life in them is with kids, he really genuinely seems to love kids. And not in a Saville way, either, he just seems to like little kids a lot. The rest of the time he looks dead inside.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at October 29, 2012 01:04 PM (r4wIV)

236 The Only poll that matters:

http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/nailed-it-22.jpg

Posted by: The Robot Devil at October 29, 2012 01:04 PM (GtCbF)

237 but Choom Boy is no more a "protestant Christian" than the Dalai Lama is.
---
Odd you'd make that comparison. Recall that the Dalai Lama announced his coming out as a Marxist, though the Dalai Lama NEVER attributed his faith as Muslim as Obama's was in Indonesia. Of course, Obama and Rev.Wrong share in common having come from the Muslim faith into the Marxist Black Liberation Theology.

Posted by: panzernashorn at October 29, 2012 01:05 PM (BAnPT)

238 A friend of my daughter was listing all the hurricane stuff she has accumulated on FB. My son's comment:



"If you don't have guns you're just collecting supplies for other people to take."

Posted by: Tami at October 29, 2012 01:05 PM (X6akg)

239 "We look out for our Friends".



He's talking about NY libs, MASS libs, Martha's Vineyard libs..

Posted by: 8 days at October 29, 2012 01:05 PM (LpQbZ)

240 "You WILL work during office hours!"


Hey, hey. Let's not go crazy here.



That's some pretty cool shit.


I was watching a show on rogue waves and part of it was pointing out that they happen in lakes as well. IIRC, it's estimated that something like 10% of all unexplained ship losses in Lake Michigan can be attributed to seiches.

Posted by: alexthechick at October 29, 2012 01:05 PM (VtjlW)

241 His message is; the government will take care of everything, do not question authorities



Posted by: kbdabear at October 29, 2012 12:49 PM (wwsoB)

-----
So.... his Emergency Response is exactly the same as his Domestic Policies.

Posted by: fixerupper at October 29, 2012 01:05 PM (C8hzL)

242 But Battleground also has a reweighting model they use to measure
enthusiasm, ground game, and early votes. That reweigthing model is
returning Romney +5 or a 52/47 win.


Is it wrong that every time I see numbers followed by the word "win" I always think caliber, like .300 Winchester Magnum?

Posted by: Hollowpoint at October 29, 2012 01:06 PM (SY2Kh)

243 So did he take any questions?

tsrblke says he answered one shouted at him (about postponing the election, apparently) but that he didn't actually ask for questions or stick around for any.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at October 29, 2012 01:06 PM (8y9MW)

244 226
Obesity is as tough on dogs as it is people. If you love it, you'll find a way
Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at October 29, 2012 01:00 PM (kc2b9)


Oh yes, I know. It's a huge challenge with this dog. I've never seen an animal this lazy and the toughest part is, if he lays down and refuses to budge, I'm not strong enough to move him.

Posted by: DangerGirl (@deadlyestrogen) at October 29, 2012 01:06 PM (WY3bD)

245 It's actually very humbling to see the storm and to realize how small humanity is in the grand scheme of things.

Posted by: alexthechick at October 29, 2012 12:55 PM (VtjlW)

and the Great Red Spot on Jupiter is 2 to 3 Earth's wide...

Posted by: The Robot Devil at October 29, 2012 01:07 PM (GtCbF)

246 Hey, we sing that. Lutheran?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at October 29, 2012 01:03 PM (kc2b9)


Nope, Baptist. Well, I guess technically the church is now Southern Baptist.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 29, 2012 01:07 PM (da5Wo)

247 IIRC, it's estimated that something like 10% of all unexplained ship losses in Lake Michigan can be attributed to seiches.

/glances around casually

Posted by: The Rosicrucians at October 29, 2012 01:07 PM (w+lzM)

248 Just took a recent image of Sandy into p-shop. The current eye wall is the size of the entire state of New Jersey. Heading for the center of the state.

Posted by: Snidely Whiplash - Who Knows How To Have A War On Women at October 29, 2012 01:07 PM (feFL6)

249 Honestly, the first thing I thought of when I saw a satellite pic showing the size was part of a song we've sung in church before....."Our God is an awesome God..."


My first thought was of Zaphod Beeblebrox.

Posted by: alexthechick at October 29, 2012 01:07 PM (VtjlW)

250 Dave in Fla
234 Sounds familiar...
Galveston: SEPT. 8, 1900

Posted by: panzernashorn at October 29, 2012 01:07 PM (BAnPT)

251 #235 What I meant was not color but the quality of the skin on his face. It had that puffy/slack quality that people get when extremely sick/tired.

Posted by: freemo at October 29, 2012 01:07 PM (pGLpj)

252


Barky had no problem sending our forces into harm's way...to protect the Lybian protesters from Kuhdaffy.

Yes, I put that in bold face.

Posted by: wheatie at October 29, 2012 01:07 PM (ipkPX)

253 >Saw on Drudge that gangs are planning hurricane looting sprees through Twitter.<

Yeah I am in one of the targeted areas and now without power.

I will only say that would end very badly for them. Is stealing someone's stuff worth dying for?

Posted by: marcus at October 29, 2012 01:08 PM (GGCsk)

254 The Naval Reserve Center in NYC is right on the water- actually sandwiched between to bodies of water. Well Dental with all out computers are on the second floor, but Medical is on the first floor. Good Bye Medical

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 29, 2012 01:09 PM (j1gX1)

255 Did Obama say he "obviously" cares about the possible Sandy victims? Seems only a liar would need to use that word like he does.

Posted by: Baldy at October 29, 2012 01:09 PM (opS9C)

256 >Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 29, 2012 01:04 PM (USExO)
<

Is it possible to hate someone you don't know?

Braggart.

Posted by: marcus at October 29, 2012 01:10 PM (GGCsk)

257 248 Just took a recent image of Sandy into p-shop. The current eye wall is the size of the entire state of New Jersey. Heading for the center of the state.
Posted by: Snidely Whiplash - Who Knows How To Have A War On Women at October 29, 2012 01:07 PM (feFL6)

Latest track has it headed for Atlantic City, which is the southern part of the state. I'm worried if it heads to Philly - a lot more people there...

Posted by: The Robot Devil at October 29, 2012 01:10 PM (GtCbF)

258 Haha...JackM fucks up a post!

Posted by: EC at October 29, 2012 01:11 PM (GQ8sn)

259 Everytime I've visited DC, I always go the Tomb. And I really don't like to get moist eyed in public. Last time I visited there was a group of people there acting like they were at some carnival. Some other visitors told them to shut up and show some respect. Well they shut up.
I once took a chance and peeked around the corner of the door the Guard enters and exits. There is a sign reminding the Guard of their duty. Unfortunately, the Guard is reminded that some visitors will be disrespectful because, in short, the visitors don't know any better. Pretty sad.

Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at October 29, 2012 01:11 PM (qwK3S)

260 The only time his eyes really seem to have any life in them is with
kids, he really genuinely seems to love kids. And not in a Saville way,
either, he just seems to like little kids a lot. The rest of the time
he looks dead inside.


He'd have been much happier as a kindergarten teacher, or working in a day care. Honestly, I'm not sure he ever matured much past that stage. It's sorta the Michael Jackson most-positive-reading vibe, minus the special baggage.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at October 29, 2012 01:11 PM (vv85S)

261 Boy the sea seems real bad on the live FOX camera off the Jersey coast. Wow, I may or may not lose power where I am, but the Jersey shore is gonna get battered.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 29, 2012 01:02 PM (j1gX1)


--------------------------------------------


OMG! Snooki!

Posted by: Soona at October 29, 2012 01:11 PM (5zBCN)

262 Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 29, 2012 01:09 PM (j1gX1)

You do realize that the 5:00pm rule is suspended for hurricanes?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 29, 2012 01:12 PM (2b4yb)

263 "Our God is an awesome God..."


One of my faves. Unfortunately, all most people know is the chorus.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at October 29, 2012 01:13 PM (8y9MW)

264
So did he take any questions?

tsrblke says he answered one shouted at him (about postponing the election, apparently) but that he didn't actually ask for questions or stick around for any.



----He got/answered one question...something like, "Are you worried about the election?"....And he got to say something like, "Of course not!, I'm worried about those in harm."....Then he split.

Posted by: concrete girl at October 29, 2012 01:14 PM (y2Ojs)

265 I feel so awesome when I see this picture. It makes me feel as if all is not lost, yet. America's soul still burns bright in these men.

Posted by: Codec717 at October 29, 2012 01:14 PM (bMlVI)

266 Is it just me or does Obama look awful? Exhausted or sick or both. His eyes don't look right and his color is off. His skin tone is poor too.

Cocaine. It's a helluva drug.

Posted by: Barack Ebola at October 29, 2012 01:15 PM (tQHzJ)

267 218 NWS is putting up a gale warning for Lake Michigan.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
of the big lake they called "Gitche Gumee."
The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead
when the skies of November turn gloomy.
With a load of iron ore twenty-six thousand tons more
than the Edmund Fitzgerald weighed empty,
that good ship and true was a bone to be chewed
when the "Gales of November" came early.

Posted by: Countrysquire at October 29, 2012 01:15 PM (1hLHC)

268 I'm worried if it heads to Philly - a lot more people there...


Boy BFF is there. Boy BFF is convinced this will be no big deal. Boy BFF is an idiot.


I told him last night that I get the dog when he dies. He didn't think it was funny. I told him I was serious.

Posted by: alexthechick at October 29, 2012 01:15 PM (VtjlW)

269 266 Is it just me or does Obama look awful? Exhausted or sick or both. His eyes don't look right and his color is off. His skin tone is poor too.

Cocaine. It's a helluva drug.
Posted by: Barack Ebola at October 29, 2012 01:15 PM (tQHzJ)

Hey, bitch, that's my line...

Posted by: Rick James at October 29, 2012 01:15 PM (GtCbF)

270 My ex-wife has the inside scoop on what has happened to Obama. From her blog:

"As I stated recently about Obama, he has been taken off-planet for the safety and security of the plan for freeing the world from a criminal financial controlling cabal, and in his place is a clone created by enlightened galactic-persons where are helping to free our world in advance of our Ascension. He stated that he intentionally left right before the debates started so that the clone would not be as well prepared, so enlightened ones on the planet would know it was not he…or at least to make some people question or wonder, and to start a dialog."

I have nothing further to add or comment.

Posted by: Count de Monet at October 29, 2012 01:16 PM (BAS5M)

271 You do realize that the 5:00pm rule is suspended for hurricanes?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 29, 2012 01:12 PM (2b4yb)

I started drinking about 12:30 PM EST. Problem is I only have 1/4 bottle of Chivas left and will have to switch to Dewers. I make a phone call on my cell and then charge it up again so it's always 100% because you and I both know we are gonna lose power, have a drink, pee and start all over.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 29, 2012 01:16 PM (j1gX1)

272 Posted by: EC at October 29, 2012 01:04 PM (GQ8sn)

Having a bit of history with this.... it depends on the Status of Forces Agreement with the host country.

Under the UN rules, the host country is supposed to defend the embassy... but this was not even an embassy, but an annex, and a CIA safe house.

The Person of the Ambassador, while supposedly protected by the Host Country, is also immune to local law.... and will normaly have his own security.... but... under US Law (War Powers Act) : a national emergency created by attack upon the United States, its territories or possessions, or its armed forces.

So, the question becomes, would a General, on his own, Invade a Sovereign UN Member State, we are NOT at War with, to save the life of an Ambassador WITHOUT the Legal Cover of the President invoking his Commander in Chief power? (Because an Ambassador is NOT the United States, territory, possessions or part of the Armed Forces).

'IF' there had been active duty military under Attack? Self Defense orders would have hit, and the War Powers Act would give cover.... but to invade a soverign nation to help CIVILIANS is a call ONLY the President can make IMO.

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 29, 2012 01:17 PM (lZBBB)

273 I have nothing further to add or comment.

Posted by: Count de Monet at October 29, 2012 01:16 PM (BAS5M)


I'm glad you said 'ex'. Holy crap!

Posted by: Tami at October 29, 2012 01:18 PM (X6akg)

274 I told him last night that I get the dog when he dies. He didn't think it was funny. I told him I was serious.
Posted by: alexthechick at October 29, 2012 01:15 PM (VtjlW)

Pull out the radar and it's tracking South of Philly:

http://www.wbur.org/2012/10/29/interactive-track-sandy-via-googles-crisis-map

Posted by: The Robot Devil at October 29, 2012 01:18 PM (GtCbF)

275 There doesn't have to be an invasion to protect a consulate in a nation without any real formal government structure in flux after a revolution in the first place. We had assets in place as I understand it, at least a drone anyway.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at October 29, 2012 01:18 PM (r4wIV)

276 I have nothing further to add or comment.


Was she an animal in the sack? Sometimes that makes the crazy worth it. Sometimes.

Posted by: eleven at October 29, 2012 01:19 PM (KXm42)

277 Regretfully, this is a load of crap. A couple years ago after watching The Marines 8th I Silent Drill team, I made my way back to the Metro by cutting through Arlington Cemetery. I made my way through the cemetery by myself -- I didn't see anyone else. When I arrived at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider, I started making my way up the steps but was halted by the shouts of a mall cop. Turns out the cemetery was closed, the guard had gone home, and I got an SUV escort to the entrance by a couple of rent-a-cops. Yep, the after-hours security at Arlington is outsourced, but not Airport security.

Posted by: Phil in Houston at October 29, 2012 01:19 PM (Sb4ot)

278 I have nothing further to add or comment.

Yeah, that pretty much speaks for itself. I think.

Posted by: Soap MacTavish at October 29, 2012 01:20 PM (vbh31)

279 Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 29, 2012 01:16 PM (j1gX1)

For a Navy officer you are completely unprepared.

One bottle/day for the duration of the emergency.

The Naval Reserve Center? Is that out near the Throgs Neck?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 29, 2012 01:21 PM (2b4yb)

280 I'm worried if it heads to Philly - a lot more people there...


Traditionally, after eyewall landfall, they lose a lot of strength and begin heading north right away. So I'm not too worried about Philly. The NJ coastline from top to bottom is gonna take a historic beating though.

Posted by: Snidely Whiplash - Who Knows How To Have A War On Women at October 29, 2012 01:22 PM (feFL6)

281 They feel nothing but honor to be part of the Old Guard. They are men of another order. Truely men of honor.

Posted by: megthered at October 29, 2012 01:22 PM (iR4Dg)

282 One of my faves. Unfortunately, all most people know is the chorus.


Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at October 29, 2012 01:13 PM (8y9MW)


Thunder in His footsteps, lightning in His fists...

Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 29, 2012 01:24 PM (da5Wo)

283 Posted by: Christopher Taylor at October 29, 2012 01:18 PM (r4wIV)

Agreed... but ONLY the President could make the call to send in US Military... remember, they are controlled by a HUGE mound of law and regulation as to what they can, or cannot, do.

CIA? If they had assets they could use them... the Military however is under much more strict Legal Control...

Thus, the dead perished because of the President's LACK of Action... and his trying to foist blame off on others should be called what it is.... Political and COWARDLY.

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 29, 2012 01:24 PM (lZBBB)

284 My first thought was of Zaphod Beeblebrox.

Posted by: alexthechick at October 29, 2012 01:07 PM (VtjlW)





Total Perspective Vortex



You know you got issues, right?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 29, 2012 01:26 PM (da5Wo)

285 As I stated recently about Obama, he has been taken off-planet

Any chance they'll keep him?

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, predenounced for your convenience at October 29, 2012 01:27 PM (ZKzrr)

286 My grandfather is buried off to the right of the tomb and down the hill. The guard at the tomb is truely moving to watch. They were ordered to stand down for the first time ever when we had a hurricane 7-8 years ago hit Washington head on. They refused the order and stood watch anyway. Anybody know how we can send them some pizzas today?

Posted by: Brian at October 29, 2012 01:27 PM (NK/s7)

287 In the words of Michael Douglas' character in Basic Instinct, "She's the fuck of the century, what do you think?"

Now, nornal is good. So very good.

Posted by: Count de Monet at October 29, 2012 01:29 PM (BAS5M)

288 normal

Posted by: Count de Monet at October 29, 2012 01:31 PM (BAS5M)

289 but to invade a soverign nation to help CIVILIANS is a call ONLY the President can make IMO.

So the general gist is: he didn't give the order.

Posted by: EC at October 29, 2012 01:32 PM (GQ8sn)

290 I have nothing further to add or comment.



Posted by: Count de Monet at October 29, 2012 01:16 PM (BAS5M)




Wow. Just...wow. Ditto on what Tami said.

Posted by: NC Ref at October 29, 2012 01:32 PM (dVJLS)

291 I will only say that would end very badly for them. Is stealing someone's stuff worth dying for?


Posted by: marcus at October 29, 2012 01:08 PM (GGCsk)


Please stay safe, Marcus.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, unbanned, ready to get this done at October 29, 2012 01:37 PM (baL2B)

292 277
Regretfully, this is a load of crap. A couple years ago after watching
The Marines 8th I Silent Drill team, I made my way back to the Metro by
cutting through Arlington Cemetery. I made my way through the cemetery
by myself -- I didn't see anyone else. When I arrived at the Tomb of the
Unknown Solider, I started making my way up the steps but was halted by
the shouts of a mall cop. Turns out the cemetery was closed, the guard
had gone home, and I got an SUV escort to the entrance by a couple of
rent-a-cops. Yep, the after-hours security at Arlington is outsourced,
but not Airport security.


Posted by: Phil in Houston at October 29, 2012 01:19 PM (Sb4ot)
___________________
The Old Guard's job is burials and the Tomb, and the Tomb guys work 24/7, 365 days a year. It's not surprising they outsource physical security of the grounds, especially at night.Furthermore, if you were watching the 8th and I drill team at the Marine Corps Memorial (aka. the Iwo Jima Memorial), why didn't you walk to the Rosslyn Metro station instead of going through the cemetery after hours? Rosslyn's at 10-minute walk from there.

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at October 29, 2012 01:39 PM (fgC5S)

293 OMG! Snooki!

At least she doesn't have to worry about floatation devices.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 29, 2012 01:44 PM (zF6Iw)

294 Count de Monet,
whew, o sheesh, that's .... my sympathies.

Posted by: willow at October 29, 2012 01:44 PM (hX8cq)

295 Was she an animal in the sack? Sometimes that makes the crazy worth it. Sometimes.
Just ask my thousands of satisfied customers!

Posted by: Sandy Fluke at October 29, 2012 01:49 PM (zF6Iw)

296 Thanks Tami, eleven, Soap, Heather, NC Ref, willow. If you six were on the Family Court jury, would I have any problem getting full custody of my kids? lol

Posted by: Count de Monet at October 29, 2012 01:50 PM (BAS5M)

297 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at October 29, 2012 02:35 PM (6o4Fb)

298 Look...bayonets!!!

Posted by: jmel at October 29, 2012 02:43 PM (Sl7Bf)

299 I see them and remember the thousands who stand guard on bases all over the world. I remember my hours on guard duty... Standing guard duty is vital for all our safety.

Those who never came home can never be forgotten.

Posted by: Andy Johnson at October 29, 2012 02:51 PM (ElZTr)

300 O and teh 1rst Wookie are not FIT to wipe the rain off of these men and women.

Posted by: Pam at October 29, 2012 02:53 PM (7srIu)

301 God bless them all.

Posted by: RebeccaH at October 29, 2012 03:03 PM (JAQT9)

302 First time in the twenty years since moving from Arlington, VA, I've had the slight regret about doing so. I could bring them a Thermos of coffee or something...

Posted by: Malvolio at October 29, 2012 03:29 PM (MTggV)

303 Honor.
Duty
Loyalty
Bayonets

Posted by: Fred at October 29, 2012 03:40 PM (xsjmy)

304 In Sept 2003, a hurricane blew through the DC area. The sentinals were authorized by the chain of command to stand down. The sentinals refused and demanded that they be allowed to continue their duties. Thet got their way!

Posted by: Merv Mc at October 29, 2012 03:54 PM (AthbO)

305 Now matter how many times I've seen the Tomb and the Marines that hold watch, I always get chills.

Posted by: Kathianne at October 29, 2012 04:29 PM (gF9A/)

306
The Old Guard (1st Infantry Reg) is often mocked as being pretty boys...etc, but on days like today, they are the ones with honor. My hat's off to you men.

Richard Vail, (formerly) LCpl USMC
Pikesville, Maryland
http://thevailspot.blogspot.com

Posted by: Rich vail at October 29, 2012 04:45 PM (GkYyh)

307
I regret to inform #305 that those guarding the tomb of the Unknown are NOT
Marines. They are Soldiers from the 3rd "Old Guard" Regiment of the United
States ARMY. Geez.

Posted by: Ed Wheeler at October 29, 2012 04:48 PM (ISJeo)

308 One of my squad leaders had been a Tomb Guard and had the numbered badge from it. He said that it was pretty good duty, especially since there would be hot chicks throwing room keys at them as they marched back to the barracks after the relief ceremony. Enlisted guys get to have all the fun.

Posted by: Assassin6 at October 29, 2012 05:04 PM (FfukH)

309 When they are old men, they will recall this morning as "their finest hour." It is hard for me to imagine a more splendid memory.

Posted by: Ernie G at October 29, 2012 06:15 PM (lkSz7)

310 Wait a fucking minute. Bayonets on their guns? Shit when did that start?

Posted by: Barry at October 30, 2012 12:42 PM (wR+pz)






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