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Loyce Edward Deen: 1921-1944

[This was sent to me by the secretary/treasurer of a local gun club]

Loyce Edward Deen, an Aviation Machinist Mate 2nd Class, USNR, was a gunner on a TBM Avenger. On November 5, 1944, Deen's squadron participated in a raid on Manila, where his plane was hit multiple times by anti-aircraft fire while attacking a Japanese cruiser. Deen was killed.

The Avenger's pilot, Lt. Robert Cosgrove, managed to return to his carrier, the USS Essex. Both Deen and the plane had been shot up so badly that it was decided to leave him in the plane.

It is the only time in U.S. Navy history (and probably U.S. military history) that an aviator was buried in his aircraft after being killed in action.

Here is a short video of the landing and burial.

Machinist's Mate Deen was killed almost 73 years ago. It makes me tremendously proud of our country that we remember.

Posted by: CBD at 11:30 AM




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1 First?

Posted by: golfman at March 13, 2017 11:26 AM (k0S3A)

2 Nd?

Posted by: Clay at March 13, 2017 11:26 AM (7imgO)

3 God bless them all. Where do we get such men?

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at March 13, 2017 11:27 AM (a/U6m)

4
Yeah, I was there. Rough day it was,, rough day...

Posted by: Brian Williams at March 13, 2017 11:27 AM (HSmrB)

5 Quite the contrast to today's whining little snow flakes...

Posted by: It's me donna at March 13, 2017 11:28 AM (O2RFr)

6 Wow.

Posted by: golfman at March 13, 2017 11:28 AM (k0S3A)

7 Willowed from below, thanks to all who commented.

Jen -- that sucks.

Ice storm?
Posted by: eleven at March 13, 2017 10:56 AM (qUNWi)

No, last Wednesday we had a windstorm go through the SE Michigan area that produced sustained winds of 40mph for eight hours. Additionally we had 70mph gusts. Throughout those eight hours.

Have had a really wet spring and so trees went down everywhere and took out poles and wires.

SE and West Michigan had at one point, 1 million people without power.

Our neighbors had wires come down, arc and set woods and pastures on fire as the grasses are still winterdead. It' s why we don't have power yet and as rural residents, we are last on the list.

Supposed to be fixed by 11:30 pm tonight . Oh, did I mention we are getting 3-5 inches of snow right now??

We have been on a portable generator since Wed. At least we have heat, well, etc . I will be having a standby generator installed in the next month or so as this has truly sucked.
Posted by: Jen at March 13, 2017 11:27 AM (XaQiP)

Posted by: Jen at March 13, 2017 11:29 AM (XaQiP)

8 Avengers had a bad history of getting shredded and limping home. Quite a few of them made it back that had they been another plane probably wouldn't have survived... but that didn't equate to crew condition - crew were not well protected at all. I think during Midway one came back, sole survivor of its flight, with one dead man and two wounded, hundreds of holes.

Posted by: Sporkatus at March 13, 2017 11:31 AM (eXSOZ)

9 Heroes all.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 13, 2017 11:31 AM (mpXpK)

10 The Avenger has always been one of my favorite planes. My best friend's grandfather was a gunner on an Avenger in WWII.

Posted by: josephistan at March 13, 2017 11:31 AM (7HtZB)

11
Sacrifice, Honor and Courage.






Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 13, 2017 11:31 AM (/hasf)

12 Just watched the video, very moving. How courageous these men were.

Posted by: Jen at March 13, 2017 11:32 AM (XaQiP)

13 Meanwhile, from WZ, they're removing scales from gyms because they're triggering.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Now worse than Hitler! at March 13, 2017 11:32 AM (Nwg0u)

14 What a coincidence. This weekend I was looking through an old book I have had since I was a kid: The War in The Air and saw a 4 photo montage of this. It's more of a photo book and this series lacked captions and simply said "An airman and his plane are buried at sea."

I surmised the likely general details but it's neat to hear the full story. Smart military blog indeed.

Posted by: Keith at March 13, 2017 11:32 AM (USf3s)

15 Snoop Dog has a new video where he's shooting Trump in the head. So, it's all good

I'm sure the outrage from CNN, MSNBC, et al is sure to follow

Posted by: Ed gibbon at March 13, 2017 11:33 AM (a5Sae)

16 Then-

Loyce Edward Deen: 1921-1944

Now-

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People Under 30
How to get or stay on a parent's plan

If a parent's health insurance plan covers dependents, you usually can be added to their plan and stay on it until you turn 26.

...Your parent should check with the plan or their employer's benefits department for details.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 13, 2017 11:34 AM (/f1mm)

17 ugh, I feel rotten this morning. cold or flu, dunmo which yet. wonder if I should just go home.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at March 13, 2017 11:34 AM (jICb0)

18 Rest in Peace AAM2C Deen.

Eastern Aircraft built TBM-3 in the mid-war tricolor scheme of Non-spectacular Sea Blue, Intermediate Blue, and Light Gray. Side number either 82 or 92 in white. No distinguishing tail markings to show carrier assignment.

When US and Philippine forces retreated from Manila they declared the city an Open City to spare the metropolis from the horrors of war. When MacArthur returned, the Japanese had no qualms about destroying the whole city.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 13, 2017 11:35 AM (QB0rT)

19 You shouldn't have threads like this, I cannot snark.

Where do we find such men?

Earn this.

Posted by: blaster at March 13, 2017 11:35 AM (tewYv)

20 16 People Under 30

How to get or stay on a parent's plan



If a parent's health insurance plan covers dependents, you usually can be added to their plan and stay on it until you turn 26.



...Your parent should check with the plan or their employer's benefits department for details.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 13, 2017 11:34 AM (/f1mm)

My employee insurance cancelled my daughter's insurance when she turn 18 and moved out.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 13, 2017 11:35 AM (mpXpK)

21 George H. W. Bush was flying an Avenger when he was shot down.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Now worse than Hitler! at March 13, 2017 11:36 AM (Nwg0u)

22 When US and Philippine forces retreated from Manila they declared the city an Open City to spare the metropolis from the horrors of war. When MacArthur returned, the Japanese had no qualms about destroying the whole city.
Posted by: Anna Puma at March 13, 2017 11:35 AM (QB0rT)

What's a good history of the Philippines campaign to add to my bookshel.... library?

Posted by: josephistan at March 13, 2017 11:36 AM (7HtZB)

23 Thanks...Great Post

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 13, 2017 11:37 AM (KlI/a)

24 Got dusty in here when I watched that video.

Posted by: PaleRider at March 13, 2017 11:37 AM (Jen0I)

25 Amazing. When men were men. And not footie pajama wearing, pathetic representations of the male species.

Posted by: IC at March 13, 2017 11:40 AM (a0IVu)

26 15 Snoop Dog has a new video where he's shooting Trump in the head. So, it's all good

I'm sure the outrage from CNN, MSNBC, et al is sure to follow
Posted by: Ed gibbon

But it's Sarah Palin's fault Gabby Giffords got plugged

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 13, 2017 11:40 AM (FZYNt)

27 Now courage consists of saying you're a chick with a dick.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at March 13, 2017 11:41 AM (BWL+E)

28

Where do we get such men?


They come from every corner of this most exceptional country, that is populated by an extraordinary people.

Not a mystery, ALL are Americans.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 13, 2017 11:41 AM (X35Yt)

29 Getting dusty in here as I remember one of the operators on Pooky's plane telling me about the plane trying to kill them yet again. He thought, "Well, I'm not coming home tonight" as he put his oxygen on and started reading data to the front end as they tried to find a safe landing. There have been some very loud prayers on that plane more than once.

Posted by: pookysgirl at March 13, 2017 11:41 AM (ar2KI)

30
SJWs: That's nothing compared to the trigger warning we had in class! If there weren't crayons and Play-Doh in our safe space it would have been a real crisis!!!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 13, 2017 11:41 AM (493sH)

31 George Gay was flying a Devastator when he was shot down to watch the highlights of the battle of Midway - similar high attrition rates to the Avenger with even fewer making it back. Gay was the only man in his squadron to survive.

Posted by: Sporkatus at March 13, 2017 11:41 AM (eXSOZ)

32 Thank God for men like this, They were more common in the past I think but they still exist. Than God for men like this.

Posted by: USNtakim at March 13, 2017 11:41 AM (hMqvx)

33 Great post and a moving video. I had somehow never heard of this before despite having a great interest in WW2.

Posted by: Hobo with a laptop at March 13, 2017 11:43 AM (Dgce0)

34
Snoop Dog has a new video where he's shooting Trump in the head. So, it's all good

I'm sure the outrage from CNN, MSNBC, et al is sure to follow
Posted by: Ed gibbon



I'm sure that if Ted Nugent had made a video of shooting Obama it would have been OK with the usual suspects. Ha ha

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 13, 2017 11:43 AM (IqV8l)

35 Hang in there Jen.

Posted by: eleven at March 13, 2017 11:43 AM (qUNWi)

36 Sporkatus that was the other VT-8 that was at Midway.

Six new built Grumman TBF-1 Avengers of the second VT-8 flew from Hawai'i to Midway. Flying from the island they had been scrambled with all the other aircraft including F2A-1s, F4F-3s, SB2U-3s, and SBD-2s to go and attack the Japanese when Tomonoga's first wave was detected.

Lacking any fighter escort they pressed home the attack. Like their brethren flying the TBD-1 Devastators off USS Hornet. They were also saddled with the same faulty torpedo that could only be dropped within a very narrow window of conditions.

Of the six launched from Midway, only plane 8-T-1 returned safely. And it was riddled with bullets and a dead turret gunner.

So at the end of the first day of the Battle of Midway, out of 21 planes committed by both VT-8s only one was left and it was junk. As for crew, only two pilots - one bobbing in the water in the middle of the Japanese fleet - and a radio-gunner were the only ones to return.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 13, 2017 11:43 AM (QB0rT)

37 When US and Philippine forces retreated from Manila they declared the city an Open City to spare the metropolis from the horrors of war. When MacArthur returned, the Japanese had no qualms about destroying the whole city.
Posted by: Anna Puma at March 13, 2017 11:35 AM (QB0rT)


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Much of the destruction was from the battle itself. American forces tried to save as many old historic buildings as possible, but the Japs were holed up in almost every structure in that city. The American forces were left with no choice but to destroy them.

Then again, the Philippines were considered by many to be a complete waste of lives and material. Japan was already on it's ass and the only reason the invasion took place was to massage McArthur's ego.

Posted by: The Ghosts at March 13, 2017 11:43 AM (4GiYu)

38 Off ephemeral sock

Posted by: Soona at March 13, 2017 11:45 AM (4GiYu)

39 CBD -
Thanks for posting this, as well as others like it.

Reading this, I am humbled by their sacrifice. I hope we can keep the American ideal that they fought for alive.

Eternal rest, grant unto him, O LORD.
And let perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace. Amen.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 13, 2017 11:46 AM (jxbfJ)

40 36 As for crew, only two pilots - one bobbing in the
water in the middle of the Japanese fleet - and a radio-gunner were the
only ones to return.


Posted by: Anna Puma at March 13, 2017 11:43 AM (QB0rT)


At the beginning of the war the insane top brass who still believed in battleships literally killed a lot of our pilots sending them out in shit like the Brewster Buffalo to be slaughtered.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 13, 2017 11:46 AM (mpXpK)

41 Very OT:

I had this discussion at work yesterday. There are a few people I work with that are bad workers. They're not stupid, but they're lazy and try to do as little as possible.

Do these people consciously know they're bad workers?

I'm not talking about the good worker who is having a bad day, I'm talking about the person that is continually on their phone, takes 10,000 smoking breaks a day, and so on.

Posted by: shibumi at March 13, 2017 11:47 AM (FkAXz)

42 @Anna: yep, thanks. I wonder what happened to that book on Midway I used to check out of the library all the time when I was a kid...

Posted by: Sporkatus at March 13, 2017 11:47 AM (eXSOZ)

43 Very sad. I owe so much to people who died for me before I was born.

Posted by: Michael the Deplorable TEXIT at March 13, 2017 11:49 AM (nvMvs)

44 Snoop Dog has a new video where he's shooting Trump in the head. So, it's all good

I'm sure the outrage from CNN, MSNBC, et al is sure to follow

Posted by: Ed gibbon at March 13, 2017 11:33 AM (a5Sae)



They're probably laughing over it

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 13, 2017 11:49 AM (493sH)

45 OT but Steyn will be in for Rush today....

Posted by: blaster at March 13, 2017 11:50 AM (tewYv)

46
They come from every corner of this most exceptional country, that is populated by an extraordinary people.

The typical movie of that day had a unit consisting of a guy from Brooklyn, another from a farm in Iowa, one from the deep south, one from California all working together. Who knows what that unit would consist of in a movie made today?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 13, 2017 11:50 AM (IqV8l)

47 At the beginning of the war the insane top brass who still believed in battleships literally killed a lot of our pilots sending them out in shit like the Brewster Buffalo to be slaughtered.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 13, 2017 11:46 AM (mpXpK)


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You go to war with what you have. And that's basically all our guys had. We can once again thank the dems for that.

Posted by: Soona at March 13, 2017 11:52 AM (4GiYu)

48 Do not grieve that such men died. Give thanks to God that such men lived. - George S. Patton

Posted by: JAS at March 13, 2017 11:52 AM (Kresa)

49
Very moving video, particularly the camera panning upward at the end to catch the flyover. Taking the deceased aviator's fingerprints was tough to watch, too.

As many here have said, "Where do we get such men?"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 13, 2017 11:53 AM (tU+ul)

50 41 Very OT:

I had this discussion at work yesterday. There are a few people I work with that are bad workers. They're not stupid, but they're lazy and try to do as little as possible.

Do these people consciously know they're bad workers?...

Posted by: shibumi at March 13, 2017 11:47 AM (FkAXz)

Absolutely. Not "bad" in their own eyes because they have a "I got mine" attitude, I'm sure, and THAT'S the goal. It's not theft if they're allowed to do it, after all. Then they get their annual evaluations and are told they're doing okay, so they have it reinforced.

The worst part is realizing that they had figured out that the best way to get out of doing something was to f*ck it up so badly the first time that they wouldn't be asked to do it again. And they weren't. I'm guessing you see that too, right?

Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 13, 2017 11:53 AM (/f1mm)

51 Just 23. And he gave all he had.

Let us always strive to be worthy.

Posted by: Emmie at March 13, 2017 11:53 AM (xVuS6)

52 46 The typical movie of that day had a unit consisting
of a guy from Brooklyn, another from a farm in Iowa, one from the deep
south, one from California all working together. Who knows what that
unit would consist of in a movie made today?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 13, 2017 11:50 AM (IqV8l)


The guy from Brooklyn would be the "Magic Negro", the farmer from Iowa would be an ignorant hayseed, The guy from the south would be a virulent racist, and the guy from CA would be a nice clean white Democrat.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 13, 2017 11:54 AM (mpXpK)

53 The typical movie of that day had a unit consisting of a guy from Brooklyn, another from a farm in Iowa, one from the deep south, one from California all working together. Who knows what that unit would consist of in a movie made today?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 13, 2017 11:50 AM (IqV8l)

A black Muslim, a gay guy from San Fran, and an empowered Womyn, who all teach the bigoted straight white guy the error in his ways.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at March 13, 2017 11:54 AM (KUaJL)

54 The British and Americans found the Brewster F2A-1 Buffalo fighters to be junk. But it was not only the plane's fault as both RAF and US pilots tried to dog-fight the A6M2. And like the Wildcat, the Buffalo was not, even in pre-war configuration missing armor and self-sealing tanks, nimble enough to do that. In contrast the Finns fought very effectively with their Buffalo fighters against the Russians.

Years and years of 'budget' concerns lead to the Bliss-Levitt torpedo that both the TBD and TBF used at Midway were saddled with. So one was never launched in peace time with a live warhead because they were too expensive. And by the time the Mk XIV aerial torpedo had been developed and deployed there was almost no Imperial Japanese Navy left to sink.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 13, 2017 11:54 AM (QB0rT)

55 53
The typical movie of that day had a unit consisting of a guy from
Brooklyn, another from a farm in Iowa, one from the deep south, one from
California all working together. Who knows what that unit would consist
of in a movie made today?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 13, 2017 11:50 AM (IqV8l)



A black Muslim, a gay guy from San Fran, and an empowered Womyn, who
all teach the bigoted straight white guy the error in his ways.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at March 13, 2017 11:54 AM (KUaJL)

And no guy dressing up like Klinger from MASH?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 13, 2017 11:55 AM (jxbfJ)

56 A 23 year old gets shredded in his plane and then buried in it.

Today we got fucking man buns needing safe spaces at school.

they aren't worthy of the freedom other people paid for, not by a long shot.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at March 13, 2017 11:56 AM (aMlLZ)

57 Who knows what that unit would consist of in a movie made today?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 13, 2017 11:50 AM (IqV8l)

GI Jane saved all those men when she became a SEAL, so I don't see what the problem is.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 13, 2017 11:57 AM (/f1mm)

58 Some neat info at
www.loyceedeen.org

Posted by: golfman at March 13, 2017 11:57 AM (k0S3A)

59 OT:

Ugh.

McConnell and Ryan are determined to pound the nails on the coffin of American's freedom.

Behold what "Phase 3" of their "Repeal" brings to you:


https://pjmedia.com/trending/2017/03/13/this-secret-

obamacare-replacement-lets-your-boss-invade-your-

privacy-and-gut-your-paycheck/

(remove extra spaces)


I don't even know what to say anymore.

These guys are simply Authoritarian Statist Fucks.

I guess Soros pays well.


Via Insty

Posted by: naturalfake at March 13, 2017 11:58 AM (vZ9Fw)

60 Very sad. I owe so much to people who died for me before I was born.

Posted by: Michael the Deplorable TEXIT at March 13, 2017 11:49 AM (nvMvs)

I'm not sure I would describe this as "sad."

It is sobering, but the man died in a noble cause, with the respect and love and admiration of his brothers in arms.

And 70+ years later we honor him by simply thinking of his sacrifice.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 13, 2017 11:58 AM (rF0hx)

61 The video is so heartrending.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at March 13, 2017 11:59 AM (TdMsT)

62 And no guy dressing up like Klinger from MASH?

He'd be the CO.

Posted by: tu3031 at March 13, 2017 11:59 AM (qJhUV)

63 Who knows what that
unit would consist of in a movie made today?

Surprisingly, the two movies that probably play the old unit mix setups best in modern years are Brad Pitt vehicles - Inglorious Basterds and Fury.

Granted, Basterds was supposed to be a unit of Jews, but from diverse regional backgrounds and led by an insane Tennessean.

Posted by: Sporkatus at March 13, 2017 11:59 AM (eXSOZ)

64 Beautiful video. May God bless him, and rest his soul in peace.

We owe so much to men like him, and I too am glad our country doesn't forget.

Irongrampa is right; America is the best.

Posted by: bluebell at March 13, 2017 12:01 PM (sBOL1)

65 And 70+ years later we honor him by simply thinking of his sacrifice.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 13, 2017 11:58 AM (rF0hx)


Well, hey, grown men can take a pee in the girls' bathrooms now, by statute, so it's all good.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 13, 2017 12:01 PM (NNd07)

66 Dammit.

I did fine until they showed the flyover.

Now I'm bawling...

Posted by: Tex Lovera at March 13, 2017 12:02 PM (wtvvX)

67 Which book on Midway? Or Midway related?

Josephistan. a good book on the Philippines campaign? Never read one that was focused purely on it. Sure there is Hoyt's book The Battle of Leyte Gulf. Or perhaps The Rescue by Steven Trent Smith. Or Buckley's At Close Quarters that devotes pages to the PTs part in the Philippines. Can't forget Gavan Daws' Prisoners of the Japanese. Even Fertig wrote a book about being a guerrilla fighter in the Philippines, but the title escapes me.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 13, 2017 12:02 PM (QB0rT)

68 Well, hey, grown men can take a pee in the girls' bathrooms now, by statute, so it's all good.
Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004

grown men that dress like women

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 13, 2017 12:02 PM (FZYNt)

69 Irongrampa is right; America is the best.

Posted by: bluebell at March 13, 2017 12:01 PM (sBOL1)

It is!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 13, 2017 12:02 PM (rF0hx)

70 Thank you, COB. It is good to remember.

Posted by: Lydia, Seller of Purple at March 13, 2017 12:02 PM (RHjCR)

71 >>>>At the beginning of the war the insane top brass who still believed in
battleships literally killed a lot of our pilots sending them out in
shit like the Brewster Buffalo to be slaughtered.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 13, 2017 11:46 AM (mpXpK)





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You go to war with what you have. And that's basically all our guys had. We can once again thank the dems for that.
.
.
.It was both parties in the early 1940s actually. There was a rather large isolationist movement and both parties were well represented in it.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 13, 2017 12:02 PM (le7jz)

72 The left wouldn't understand the significance of this in a million years.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at March 13, 2017 12:03 PM (vtcmf)

73 What is the song on the video?

Posted by: Abby Normal at March 13, 2017 12:04 PM (cQO95)

74 Thank you for that.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at March 13, 2017 12:04 PM (S2VsH)

75 A Vikings burial.

Posted by: Jack Sock at March 13, 2017 12:04 PM (sNESL)

76 What's a good history of the Philippines campaign to add to my bookshel.... library?

Posted by: josephistan at March 13, 2017 11:36 AM (7HtZB)

ISWYDT......I've got a few bookCASES...that contain mostly clutter.

Posted by: BignJames at March 13, 2017 12:05 PM (x9c8r)

77 I saw Hole Open for Seven Foot Phalus at Budokan in 2007!

Posted by: garrett at March 13, 2017 12:05 PM (HF/nI)

78 A Moron Viking funeral would be to set the Turkey on fire and then do a cat shot off the bow.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 13, 2017 12:05 PM (QB0rT)

79 71 .It was both parties in the early 1940s actually.
There was a rather large isolationist movement and both parties were
well represented in it.


Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 13, 2017 12:02 PM (le7jz)

The Navy was still run by the battleship admirals until they all wound up at the bottom of Pearl Harbor. The Navy air corps hated shit like he Brewster Buffalo.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 13, 2017 12:05 PM (mpXpK)

80 I don't even know what to say anymore.

These guys are simply Authoritarian Statist Fucks.

I guess Soros pays well.


Via Insty

Posted by: naturalfake


They will try to gut HIPAA so they can sell your info. Mark my words.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at March 13, 2017 12:06 PM (9krrF)

81 Obviously you aren't related to that dumb bitch Michelle Obama.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 13, 2017 12:06 PM (voOPb)

82 Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 13, 2017 12:02 PM (le7jz)

We're the Republicans represented by Rand Paul and Pat Buchanan's grandparents?

Posted by: Jack Sock at March 13, 2017 12:06 PM (sNESL)

83 Posted by: naturalfake at March 13, 2017 11:58 AM (vZ9Fw)
It's a clawback trying to carve out that section of ACA in the face of (presumed) repeal - courtesy two reps from VA and MI. So, two GOPes. PJM says the bill is "likely to be included" in Phase 3, but it *is* a measure that should be possible to strangle in its crib and is not anything Price or even McConnell/Ryan have set forth, contrary to the impression you'd get from the article.

PJM are going a bit Chicken Little on it rolling through, and it's in no way intrinsic to anything else, but it needs to be stopped now. Which is why I find PJM's (in my view) fearmongering counterproductive.

Posted by: Sporkatus at March 13, 2017 12:07 PM (eXSOZ)

84 Absolutely. Not "bad" in their own eyes because they have a "I got mine" attitude, I'm sure, and THAT'S the goal. It's not theft if they're allowed to do it, after all. Then they get their annual evaluations and are told they're doing okay, so they have it reinforced.


---

You're reinforced my position 100%. The co-workers I was having the discussion with were of the opinion that people are aware that they're slacking and bad workers. I said no, and cited the "I deserve breaks during the day, I work harder than everyone else," when in fact... they don't.

And yes, management completely tolerates it. At this particular place, the managers are chosen because they're much less intelligent than the VP of the department, who is actually double digit IQ points under my cat.

Posted by: shibumi at March 13, 2017 12:07 PM (FkAXz)

85 Those men weren't caught napping on National Napping day.

http://tinyurl.com/z937sfv

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 13, 2017 12:07 PM (IqV8l)

86 I totes willowed myself by a wide margin, so sorry for the OT:

332 Which reminds me: why are they still not talking about tort reform as part of the Obamacare tweak/repeal/replace?
Posted by: Lizzy at March 13, 2017 11:16 AM (NOIQH)

It's a drop in the bucket relatively speaking, tort law is typically in the purview of the individual states, and it wouldn't address the underlying structural issues relating to cost and access.
Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 13, 2017 12:02 PM (0mRoj)

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 13, 2017 12:07 PM (0mRoj)

87 What is the song on the video?

Posted by: Abby Normal


Going Home

Posted by: Bruce at March 13, 2017 12:08 PM (8ikIW)

88 A 23 year old gets shredded in his plane and then buried in it.

Today we got fucking man buns needing safe spaces at school.

they aren't worthy of the freedom other people paid for, not by a long shot.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at March 13, 2017 11:56 AM (aMlLZ)



It's really disgusting how far we've fallen as a nation.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 13, 2017 12:08 PM (493sH)

89 The typical movie of that day had a unit consisting of a guy from Brooklyn, another from a farm in Iowa, one from the deep south, one from California all working together.

-
I'm watching A Walk In the Sun right now. That pretty much describes it.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Now worse than Hitler! at March 13, 2017 12:08 PM (Nwg0u)

90 84 And yes, management completely tolerates it. At this
particular place, the managers are chosen because they're much less
intelligent than the VP of the department, who is actually double digit
IQ points under my cat.


Posted by: shibumi at March 13, 2017 12:07 PM (FkAXz)

I could explain this to you as it was at my old place (and any large employer) but it would get me banned.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 13, 2017 12:09 PM (mpXpK)

91 72 The left wouldn't understand the significance of this in a million years.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at March 13, 2017 12:03 PM (vtcmf)


And this is the essence of the divide between the right and the left.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at March 13, 2017 12:09 PM (TdMsT)

92 I am reminded of a snippet of conversation between Nimitz and his wife. This was after Pearl Harbor. He had just told her he was the new commander of the Pacific Fleet.

"That was what you always wanted."

He replied, "But they're at the bottom."

The full and accurate quote can be found in another book of Edwin P. Hoyt's about Chester Nimitz.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 13, 2017 12:10 PM (QB0rT)

93 The left wouldn't understand the significance of this in a million years.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at March 13, 2017 12:03 PM (vtcmf)



They'd probably say it's a bunch of racist whites killing Japanese because they're racist whites

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 13, 2017 12:10 PM (493sH)

94 M'aiq knows that the antifa protesters are greatful for the sacrifices of men such as these, and are glad to exercise their First Amendment rights peacefully, and with reverence.

Posted by: M'aiq the Liar at March 13, 2017 12:11 PM (o+tCf)

95 Which book on Midway? Or Midway related?
I think it was A.J. Barker's "Midway" of 1988, but I can't be sure. I think it in turn was an update of his previous two Midway books of '70 and '76.

Posted by: Sporkatus at March 13, 2017 12:11 PM (eXSOZ)

96 I could explain this to you as it was at my old place (and any large employer) but it would get me banned.
--

Well, the VP got his title because they didn't want to pay him any more money.

As for people choosing people stupider than they are, I always just chocked it up to people being insecure and not wanting to be shown up by an employee who could threaten their position.

Posted by: shibumi at March 13, 2017 12:12 PM (FkAXz)

97 Time we metaphorically Crank Up the Enola Gay...

Posted by: dc at March 13, 2017 12:13 PM (oY/R7)

98 Disagree the Phillippine campaign was a waste.

Japan was losing but they had a bad habit of doing damage on their way out. The American invasion saved Filipino lives in the long run.

Also the Japanese needed to be constantly reminded that they were losing. because they weren't surrendering.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at March 13, 2017 12:14 PM (jICb0)

99 As for people choosing people stupider than they are, I always just chocked it up to people being insecure and not wanting to be shown up by an employee who could threaten their position.

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A people hire other A people. B people hire C people.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 13, 2017 12:14 PM (kTF2Z)

100 Never read Barker's book then. Which is not strange but rare when it comes to Midway.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 13, 2017 12:14 PM (QB0rT)

101 M'aiq knows that the antifa protesters are greatful for the sacrifices of men such as these, and are glad to exercise their First Amendment rights peacefully, and with reverence.

Posted by: M'aiq the Liar


Funny, I was just thinking how amazingly relevant Skyrim was to the current day. Not bad for a game several years old...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at March 13, 2017 12:14 PM (9krrF)

102 Fair winds and flowing seas L.E. Dean

Posted by: Big V at March 13, 2017 12:15 PM (ep6C/)

103 Wife of immigrant DC lawyer (salary of $1.5 million) arrested for food stamp/welfare fraud.

http://tinyurl.com/h6a9p93

Posted by: bicentennialguy at March 13, 2017 12:15 PM (vg8iE)

104 90 84 And yes, management completely tolerates it. At this
particular place, the managers are chosen because they're much less
intelligent than the VP of the department, who is actually double digit
IQ points under my cat.


Posted by: shibumi at March 13, 2017 12:07 PM (FkAXz)


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It's all to push mediocrity. I am bound by federal law and company policy to NOT to do my best.

Posted by: Soona at March 13, 2017 12:16 PM (4GiYu)

105 I'm looking at the picture of my guys from Desert Storm. Four African-Americans, three Hispanics, one Asian, four women, and two Brits. The rest are Caucasian. From all over America...and the UK.
I would fight anywhere, and any time with these people again.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 13, 2017 12:16 PM (0tfLf)

106
Time we metaphorically Crank Up the Enola Gay...
Posted by: dc


They're cranking up a lot of different gay today.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 13, 2017 12:17 PM (IqV8l)

107 Edwin P. Hoyt
I know I've read something of his, but I don't remember that either. Might have been his book on the Hunley, but I don't think so.

Posted by: Sporkatus at March 13, 2017 12:17 PM (eXSOZ)

108 M'aiq knows that the antifa protesters are greatful for the sacrifices of men such as these, and are glad to exercise their First Amendment rights peacefully, and with reverence.

Posted by: M'aiq the Liar

Funny, I was just thinking how amazingly relevant Skyrim was to the current day. Not bad for a game several years old...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at March 13, 2017 12:14 PM (9krrF)
..


M'aiq was a riot. You never knew where he would show up.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at March 13, 2017 12:17 PM (aMlLZ)

109 As for people choosing people stupider than they are, I always just chocked it up to people being insecure and not wanting to be shown up by an employee who could threaten their position.

Posted by: shibumi at March 13, 2017 12:12 PM (FkAXz)

Maybe a bit, but they also don't want to lose the employees who can and will do the work (assuming in-house promotions).

Your absence would be noticed and a lot would change in productivity or management. A slacker's absence won't be noticed and little would change in productivity or management.

Which do you think benefits them more?

Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 13, 2017 12:17 PM (/f1mm)

110 Wife of immigrant DC lawyer (salary of $1.5 million) arrested for food stamp/welfare fraud.


Otherwise known as the scavengers picking at the carcass.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at March 13, 2017 12:17 PM (vtcmf)

111 RIP, Mr. Deen. Thank you for your service and protection.

Posted by: Locke Common at March 13, 2017 12:17 PM (5Fa12)

112 Japan was losing but they had a bad habit of doing damage on their way out. The American invasion saved Filipino lives in the long run.

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And American POWs imprisoned since 1942 were rescued.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks. Now worse than Hitler! at March 13, 2017 12:19 PM (Nwg0u)

113
73 What is the song on the video?
Posted by: Abby Normal at March 13, 2017 12:04 PM (cQO95)


"Going Home" is the basis of the 2nd Movement of Dvorak's "New World" Symphony as well.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 13, 2017 12:19 PM (tU+ul)

114 87 What is the song on the video?

Posted by: Abby Normal

Going Home

Posted by: Bruce at March 13, 2017 12:08 PM


Thanks for that Bruce.
My father was a sailor for 20 years and was in WWII. They played that at his funeral and I too could not remember the name.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 13, 2017 12:19 PM (0tfLf)

115 You know what happens when you are shown to be competent at my workplace? You get more work to do. They are fond of taking work from the incompetent workers and giving those tasks to the competent employees.

Yes, the incompetent employees still remain. Thankfully, they aren't overwhelmed with too much work anymore.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at March 13, 2017 12:20 PM (vg8iE)

116 Never read Barker's book then. Which is not strange but rare when it comes to Midway.

Whichever book I've read, which I think was Barker, was stellar in terms of tables of aircraft types, ship types, losses, survivor's accounts, etc. etc. I know there is supposed to be a new hotness in Symond's book, but I haven't read it.

Posted by: Sporkatus at March 13, 2017 12:20 PM (eXSOZ)

117 As predicted,the return of the assassination fantasies.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/259673/

Posted by: steevy at March 13, 2017 12:20 PM (r/0kC)

118 You know what happens when you are shown to be
competent at my workplace? You get more work to do. They are fond of
taking work from the incompetent workers and giving those tasks to the
competent employees.



Yes, the incompetent employees still remain. Thankfully, they aren't overwhelmed with too much work anymore.

Posted by: bicentennialguy

Or, after they shifted most of the duties to you, they figured they could get rid of the other guy, and now you had their work as part of your job description...and on ....and on....

Posted by: Bruce at March 13, 2017 12:22 PM (8ikIW)

119
HEY! kaepernick!

I dare you to take a knee on the fantail of that carrier!

Posted by: TheSev at March 13, 2017 12:22 PM (Av8i6)

120 31 I've mentioned this here before, but I got to meet George Gay when he spoke at my senior luncheon at A&M. He was a fellow Aggie. I made sure to take the opportunity to go up and shake his hand.

I had never heard this very moving story about Deen though.

Vaguely related, on Marine Traffic, I follow two USNS ships that are always docked in Corpus. These are two huge Ro-Ro ships that never go anywhere. A couple of weeks ago though, one went to Kuwait and is now in Bahrain, and the other one just left port and seems to headed in the same direction.

I don't know if this signifies something interesting about to happen, or if it's just routine moving stuff around.

Posted by: stace---so much winning! at March 13, 2017 12:22 PM (PkIg+)

121 Thank you Sir for my freedom paid with the life God gave you. And to all those then and now thank you.

Posted by: SOMEASSHOLESTOLEMYPEN at March 13, 2017 12:22 PM (nQHw/)

122 M'aiq was a riot. You never knew where he would show up.

I think M'aiq's movements are far more random in Skyrim than Oblivion. In Oblivion, his mission was to travel back and forth between two cities, looking for... calipers. He was programmed to be a calipers klepto - and he even makes a joke about it in Skyrim.

Posted by: Sporkatus at March 13, 2017 12:22 PM (eXSOZ)

123 Want to learn more about Loyce Edward Deen?

http://www.loyceedeen.org/index.html

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 13, 2017 12:23 PM (QB0rT)

124 115 You know what happens when you are shown to be competent at my workplace? You get more work to do. They are fond of taking work from the incompetent workers and giving those tasks to the competent employees.

Yes, the incompetent employees still remain. Thankfully, they aren't overwhelmed with too much work anymore.
Posted by: bicentennialguy at March 13, 2017 12:20 PM (vg8iE)

The incompetent ones get promoted, but you're stuck in your position because "indispensable."

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 13, 2017 12:24 PM (0mRoj)

125 What is the song on the video?

Posted by: Abby Normal


Going Home
Posted by: Bruce at March 13, 2017 12:08 PM (8ikIW)



Originally, sans vocals, part of Dvorak's "From the New World" (Symphony #9).

Posted by: naturalfake at March 13, 2017 12:24 PM (vZ9Fw)

126 @124 - And that about sums it up.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at March 13, 2017 12:24 PM (vg8iE)

127 You know what happens when you are shown to be competent at my workplace? You get more work to do. They are fond of taking work from the incompetent workers and giving those tasks to the competent employees.

Yes, the incompetent employees still remain. Thankfully, they aren't overwhelmed with too much work anymore.
Posted by: bicentennialguy at March 13, 2017 12:20 PM (vg8iE)

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This is how it is at my place. After getting a two step promotion in November, I am in the process of cleaning house. HR is howling and fighting me every step of the way. They are going to lose.

Posted by: Flyboy at March 13, 2017 12:25 PM (g2C1M)

128 A bagpipe version of Going Home. Makes the house a little dusty though.

https://tinyurl.com/m2a3ur4

Posted by: Bruce at March 13, 2017 12:25 PM (8ikIW)

129 25 Amazing. When men were men. And not footie pajama wearing, pathetic representations of the male species.
Posted by: IC at March 13, 2017 11:40 AM (a0IVu)

There are still plenty of men. It's the pajama boys getting all the press, as our betters work on brainwashing the masses into being metrosexual douchebags.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 13, 2017 12:25 PM (qDtbW)

130 My father was born in 1919 and served in WWII. Can I tell you exactly where? Nope. In Europe He did get some of medal which he never wanted to talk about nor his military service. I have a picture of him in military attire but don't know where the medal is. My father was a very handsome man, but so much of the history is missing because he was gone by the time I was nine and I'm sorry about that.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 13, 2017 12:25 PM (fDdVG)

131 Ahh.

Krebs beat me to it.

Posted by: naturalfake at March 13, 2017 12:25 PM (vZ9Fw)

132 Planes that performed abysmally in one theater often did well in a completely different one with a whole new climate, altitude regime, etc. The Finns absolutely loved the Brewster Buffalo and did very well with it. Likewise the Soviets and the P-39.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 13, 2017 12:25 PM (8nWyX)

133 I have a picture of him in military attire but don't know where the medal is.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 13, 2017 12:25 PM (fDdVG)


If you could scan and post any pictures with the uniform, we might be able to put some pieces together for you.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 13, 2017 12:27 PM (8nWyX)

134 Far winds and following seas MM2 Deen.

Must be dusty in here.

Posted by: HC2 Tonypete FMF at March 13, 2017 12:27 PM (fN+Wl)

135 Going Home was also sung in the movie The Snake Pit.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 13, 2017 12:28 PM (IqV8l)

136 Maybe a bit, but they also don't want to lose the employees who can and will do the work (assuming in-house promotions).


Your absence would be noticed and a lot would change in productivity or management. A slacker's absence won't be noticed and little would change in productivity or management.


Which do you think benefits them more?
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I never thought of this. You're 100% correct.

Basically, competent people are punished, while mediocre people get ahead.

Also... if competent people leave and start their own businesses, the government punishes them via healthcare costs.

As for A people choosing A people, and B people choosing C people, yep, I see that as well.

Posted by: shibumi at March 13, 2017 12:30 PM (FkAXz)

137 But it's Sarah Palin's fault Gabby Giffords got plugged
Posted by: Rick in SK at March 13, 2017 11:40 AM (FZYNt)



But it's Sarah Palin's fault Judge John M. Roll and a little girl were killed. Another person was wounded.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 13, 2017 12:30 PM (SRKgf)

138 The video brings tears to my eyes. In memory of this brave airman and also in the sadness that we are no longer this kind of country with men like that.
Oh, I know there are exceptions - many of them - but on balance I fear we've lost the best part of us, never to return.

Posted by: LGoPs at March 13, 2017 12:31 PM (FoTxO)

139 67 Which book on Midway? Or Midway related?

Josephistan. a good book on the Philippines campaign? Never read one that was focused purely on it. Sure there is Hoyt's book The Battle of Leyte Gulf. Or perhaps The Rescue by Steven Trent Smith. Or Buckley's At Close Quarters that devotes pages to the PTs part in the Philippines. Can't forget Gavan Daws' Prisoners of the Japanese. Even Fertig wrote a book about being a guerrilla fighter in the Philippines, but the title escapes me.
Posted by: Anna Puma at March 13, 2017 12:02 PM (QB0rT)


That's really surprising that there isn't a book on the Philippines as a whole.

Posted by: josephistan at March 13, 2017 12:31 PM (7HtZB)

140 124 115 You know what happens when you are shown to be competent at my workplace? You get more work to do. They are fond of taking work from the incompetent workers and giving those tasks to the competent employees.

Yes, the incompetent employees still remain. Thankfully, they aren't overwhelmed with too much work anymore.
Posted by: bicentennialguy at March 13, 2017 12:20 PM (vg8iE)


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The last few years I've found myself constantly putting the kibosh on management's ideas for me. I've already pretty much killed my social life because of going up and beyond for them. They don't even offer incentives anymore. They think taking on extra work should be free.

I'm getting too old for that shit.

Posted by: Soona at March 13, 2017 12:31 PM (4GiYu)

141 This is how it is at my place. After getting a two step promotion in November, I am in the process of cleaning house. HR is howling and fighting me every step of the way. They are going to lose.
Posted by: Flyboy at March 13, 2017 12:25 PM
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Good for you!

Posted by: shibumi at March 13, 2017 12:32 PM (FkAXz)

142 Posted by: hogmartin at March 13, 2017 12:27 PM (8nWyX)

Thanks, That's very kind of you. Now I have to find the photo. :^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 13, 2017 12:32 PM (fDdVG)

143 Re: the Phillippines, I'd recommend Ira Wolfert's American Guerilla in the Phillippines, which (very oddly) was made into a movie by Fritz Lang (!) starring Tyrone Power.

Posted by: Sporkatus at March 13, 2017 12:33 PM (eXSOZ)

144 The guy from Brooklyn would be the "Magic Negro",
the farmer from Iowa would be an ignorant hayseed, The guy from the
south would be a virulent racist, and the guy from CA would be a nice
clean white Democrat.


Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 13, 2017 11:54 AM (mpXpK)

What about the other genders? They'd all be lisping and/or cross-dressing and Prancercizing into "battle."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 13, 2017 12:34 PM (SRKgf)

145 This is how it is at my place. After getting a two step promotion in
November, I am in the process of cleaning house. HR is howling and
fighting me every step of the way. They are going to lose.
Posted by: Flyboy at March 13, 2017 12:25 PM



Clean house at HR too.


I know. It's a gift.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 13, 2017 12:35 PM (SRKgf)

146 138 The video brings tears to my eyes. In memory of this brave airman and also in the sadness that we are no longer this kind of country with men like that.
Oh, I know there are exceptions - many of them - but on balance I fear we've lost the best part of us, never to return.

Posted by: LGoPs at March 13, 2017 12:31 PM (FoTxO)

One of the most touching parts to me is seeing the older guys who are probably dealing with mortality again, and the younger guys who might be experiencing it up close for the first time.

One can almost get the feeling the balding lanky guy was Deen's friend.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 13, 2017 12:36 PM (/f1mm)

147 Yeah, I have to have a meeting with the CEO today to take some work from his executive assistant since she's so overwhelmed. How my name got drawn in that pool, I have no idea. My job isn't even remotely related.

But, the scullery maid here can do it all. Just give it to me. I would leave here in a heartbeat except for the fact I've been here 18 years and the PTO is very generous and can be used pretty much whenever.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at March 13, 2017 12:37 PM (vg8iE)

148 The job I retired from, I kept getting more and more added over the last 12 years I was there. My boss of those 12 years never figured out how to do any of my job. It would piss her off that I would leave on time most days.
Then I retired. Gave them 8 weeks notice, they finally got someone for me to train with 2 weeks left.

3 months after I left the boss sent me a note in a Christmas card apologizing, She said she didn't realize how much I did.

Posted by: Bruce at March 13, 2017 12:37 PM (8ikIW)

149 Not to nitpick, but wouldn't any pilot and plane shot down or crashed at sea be technically "buried with their aircraft"?

I do get that this plane and individual are the only ones to get a ceremony, though.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at March 13, 2017 12:37 PM (S2VsH)

150 George Gay was flying a Devastator when he was shot down to watch the highlights of the battle of Midway - similar high attrition rates to the Avenger with even fewer making it back. Gay was the only man in his squadron to survive.

Posted by: Sporkatus at March 13, 2017 11:41 AM (eXSOZ)

Torpedo Squadron 8, from the USS Enterprise. Still listed on Navy rolls to this day as "On Patrol". And yes, Ensign George Gay, from Houston, was the only survivor.

But by doing what they did when they did, Torpedo 8 drew the Japanese fighters down low, so that when the Navy dive bombers showed up a few minutes later, they had a clear shot and sank three of the four Japanese carriers in the space of a few minutes.

And there was a reason it was called the "Grumman Iron Works". Quite often, even when shot to hell, their planes (including the TBF Avenger) would still make it back to the ship.

Posted by: The Oort Cloud - No-Longer-Deplorable Source of all SMODs at March 13, 2017 12:37 PM (T1H5V)

151 The Judge on Outnumbered mentioned that he was aware of information at Fox that the British was the government actor which "wiretapped" Trump Tower and that they may have provided the information to Obama, which he said would be a huge illegality if the British surveilled Trump at Obama's behest.

Posted by: blackstone at March 13, 2017 12:38 PM (MztjN)

152 >>>>I have a picture of him in military attire but don't know where the medal is.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 13, 2017 12:25 PM (fDdVG)



If you could scan and post any pictures with the uniform, we might be able to put some pieces together for you.
.
.
.You can also request any records the National Archives has one him as a surviving child. Just go to their site and there are instructions there.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 13, 2017 12:38 PM (le7jz)

153 124 115 You know what happens when you are shown to be competent at my
workplace? You get more work to do. They are fond of taking work from
the incompetent workers and giving those tasks to the competent
employees.



Yes, the incompetent employees still remain. Thankfully, they aren't overwhelmed with too much work anymore.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at March 13, 2017 12:20 PM (vg8iE)



This reflects incompetent management. If/when I had a malingerer, I'd make damned sure to consistently give him the worst, the very shittiest jobs imaginable, under the shittiest conditions I could contrive, and give him to understand why.

Straightens out malingerers in no time flat. They either straighten up and fly right, or quit.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 13, 2017 12:38 PM (SRKgf)

154 Clean house at HR too.

I know. It's a gift.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 13, 2017 12:35 PM (SRKgf)

=======

I would love to. I need one more step up and at least 25% of that department is toast. The problem is that most HR types are the same.

Posted by: Flyboy at March 13, 2017 12:38 PM (g2C1M)

155 147
But, the scullery maid here can do it all. Just give it to me. I would leave here in a heartbeat except for the fact I've been here 18 years and the PTO is very generous and can be used pretty much whenever.
Posted by: bicentennialguy at March 13, 2017 12:37 PM (vg8iE)

=================

"You want to hurry up here, Mr. CEO? I've got PTO for 2 weeks in 20 minutes. Sure, I'll do all that extra work while I'm gone."
*jerking motion with hand*

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 13, 2017 12:39 PM (mC1ZI)

156 >>>>
The job I retired from, I kept getting more and more added over the last
12 years I was there. My boss of those 12 years never figured out how
to do any of my job. It would piss her off that I would leave on time
most days.
Then I retired. Gave them 8 weeks notice, they finally got someone for me to train with 2 weeks left.

3 months after I left the boss sent me a note in a Christmas card apologizing, She said she didn't realize how much I did.
.
.
.Less than a year after I left my last Civil Service job my "replacement" had a nervous breakdown and was put on disability retirement.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 13, 2017 12:40 PM (le7jz)

157 .You can also request any records the National Archives has one him as a surviving child. Just go to their site and there are instructions there.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 13, 2017 12:38 PM (le7jz)


It's definitely worth a shot, but there was a fire in the 1970s that destroyed millions of records. It's possible that they may no longer exist.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 13, 2017 12:40 PM (8nWyX)

158 oh great, UK involvement. Lyndon LaRouche's nuthouse will be having a field day

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at March 13, 2017 12:41 PM (jICb0)

159 On October 24th 1944, AMM2 Deen was wounded in the foot by shrapnel. And was killed on November 5th, 1944.

Further research seems to indicate the plane was actually a TBM-1C. On the Deen web-page is a very clear picture of the Avenger with shattered turret as it taxis past the island while folding the wings.

http://www.loyceedeen.org/wings_being_retracted.html

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 13, 2017 12:42 PM (QB0rT)

160 If Judge Napalitano's information is correct, it would be like Trump holding 4 Aces while all the incorigibles, including McCain and Graham, having gone all in.

People would be going to jail, with Trump ironically holding the final get out of jail card, i.e. pardon power.

Posted by: blackstone at March 13, 2017 12:43 PM (MztjN)

161 Now, I'm not saying it's the Queen, but it's the Queen. And her Anglo-ninjas.

Posted by: Lyndon LaRouche at March 13, 2017 12:43 PM (eXSOZ)

162 If Judge Napalitano's information is correct, it would be like Trump holding 4 Aces while all the incorigibles, including McCain and Graham, having gone all in.


People would be going to jail, with Trump ironically holding the final get out of jail card, i.e. pardon power.
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What information?

Posted by: shibumi at March 13, 2017 12:45 PM (FkAXz)

163 >>>You can also request any records the National Archives has one him as
a surviving child. Just go to their site and there are instructions
there.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 13, 2017 12:38 PM (le7jz)



It's definitely worth a shot, but there was a fire in the 1970s that
destroyed millions of records. It's possible that they may no longer
exist.
.
.
.They did a multi million $$$ restoration after that fire and were able to recover quit a bit of stuff they thought was lost, but yes most of the Army records from WWI and WWII were lost.

There are also other places to get copies of DD214's. Town/City halls are a place to start if the State or locality has a Veterans Tax exemption. I wouldn't waste my time with the VA and they most always claim their files are all HIPPA protected.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 13, 2017 12:45 PM (le7jz)

164 103 Wife of immigrant DC lawyer (salary of $1.5 million) arrested for food stamp/welfare fraud.
http://tinyurl.com/h6a9p93
Posted by: bicentennialguy at March 13, 2017 12:15 PM (vg8iE)



Ten years at hard labor for her.

And disbarment for life for the lawyer.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 13, 2017 12:46 PM (SRKgf)

165 CBD, as the widow of a WWII Army Air Corpsman I cannot thank you enough for that video. The love of my life made it out safely but my heart still breaks for those who did not.

Greatest Generation , indeed.

Posted by: creeper...Home on her hill at March 13, 2017 12:46 PM (V+bdf)

166 That's too young. I hate to be a wet blanket, but this kind of despresses me.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 13, 2017 12:46 PM (vRcUp)

167 oh great, UK involvement. Lyndon LaRouche's nuthouse will be having a field day

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo


I'm not saying he was right on stuff, but when the nutjobs start looking like prophets, it's time to re-evaluate things.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at March 13, 2017 12:46 PM (9krrF)

168 Maybe a bit, but they also don't want to lose the employees who can and will do the work (assuming in-house promotions).

Your absence would be noticed and a lot would change in productivity or management. A slacker's absence won't be noticed and little would change in productivity or management.

Which do you think benefits them more?

Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 13, 2017 12:17 PM (/f1mm)




Or you could work for a place that seems completely blind to who is doing all of the work and bringing in the new business while certain princes show up and leave when they want, take as long of lunches and vacations while making far more money than other people.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 13, 2017 12:46 PM (493sH)

169 Makes the utterance "this is the first time I'm proud of my country", even more dark.

Posted by: redenzo at March 13, 2017 12:47 PM (5wSNN)

170 That's really surprising that there isn't a book on the Philippines as a whole.
Posted by: josephistan at March 13, 2017 12:31 PM (7HtZB)

------------------------------------
There are two volumes in the US Army Center of Military History Campaigns of WWII series titled The U.S. Army Campaigns of World War II: XXX

Leyte
Luzon

Focused on the ground campaign of course and are campaign summaries.

Posted by: RioBravo at March 13, 2017 12:47 PM (OmhcY)

171 151 The Judge on Outnumbered mentioned that he was aware of information at Fox that the British was the government actor which "wiretapped" Trump Tower and that they may have provided the information to Obama, which he said would be a huge illegality if the British surveilled Trump at Obama's behest.

After dropping this bombshell, no follow up by anyone on the couch. Meghen McCain kept her jowls shut.

Posted by: blackstone at March 13, 2017 12:48 PM (MztjN)

172 Makes the utterance "this is the first time I'm proud of my country", even more dark.
Posted by: redenzo at March 13, 2017 12:47 PM (5wSNN)


*spits*

Posted by: hogmartin at March 13, 2017 12:49 PM (8nWyX)

173 *sighs*

VT-6 USS Enterprise 16 TBD-1s
VT-8 USS Hornet 15 TBD-1s
VT-3 USS Yorktown 16 TBD-1s
VT-8 [Det] Midway. 6 TBF-1s

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 13, 2017 12:49 PM (QB0rT)

174 Note that Deen was 23, but had been in the service for two years.

I read accounts regularly of guys performing what can only be called Heroic duty. Many of them only 20 years old, and some as young as 16. And those are only the ones that we know about.

Every time I see some whiny SJW type on the news, I want to sit them in a chair, and speak of those actions and the circumstances, and the individuals, and then ask them, "What is it that you have done for the well-being of the society? What sacrifice is it that you have made to deserve any special consideration? What is it that you done that you think means that you deserve the birthright established by these men?"

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 13, 2017 12:49 PM (ZO497)

175 Makes the utterance "this is the first time I'm proud of my country", even more dark.

Posted by: redenzo

Who the hell would say something so stupid?

/jk

Posted by: Bruce at March 13, 2017 12:49 PM (8ikIW)

176 I'm of the age where my job no longer defines me. I work to live not live to work. As soon as this job ends and I'm not of retirement age, I will probably just get a job at Dick's Sports or Home Depot. Fortunately I can do that since I don't have a family I have to support. Major kudos to the people who do and make the sacrifices to better their families.

Posted by: Jack Sock at March 13, 2017 12:50 PM (IDPbH)

177 I loathe the military.

Posted by: Bill Clinton at March 13, 2017 12:50 PM (ZO497)

178 Ace is awake.

Posted by: HH at March 13, 2017 12:51 PM (DrCtv)

179 Makes the utterance "this is the first time I'm proud of my country", even more dark.

Posted by: redenzo at March 13, 2017 12:47 PM (5wSNN)

All this for a damn flag?

Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 13, 2017 12:52 PM (/f1mm)

180 167 oh great, UK involvement. Lyndon LaRouche's nuthouse will be having a field day

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo

I'm not saying he was right on stuff, but when the nutjobs start looking like prophets, it's time to re-evaluate things.
Posted by: Brother Cavil, keeper of the Deplorable Unicode Character at March 13, 2017 12:46 PM (9krrF)

Are we sure the Judge is not sympathetic to some of LaRouche's positions?

Posted by: Jack Sock at March 13, 2017 12:53 PM (IDPbH)

181
When US and Philippine forces retreated from Manila they declared the city an Open City to spare the metropolis from the horrors of war. When MacArthur returned, the Japanese had no qualms about destroying the whole city.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 13, 2017 11:35 AM (QB0rT)







During the battle, the Japs also massacred close to 100k Filipinos in Manila simply out of spite.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 13, 2017 12:55 PM (XWkhW)

182 Ill Tempered Cur, what's another 100k after Nanking to the Imperial Japanese Army?

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 13, 2017 12:57 PM (QB0rT)

183 Or you could work for a place that seems completely blind to who is doing all of the work and bringing in the new business while certain princes show up and leave when they want, take as long of lunches and vacations while making far more money than other people.
--

Becuase.... sucking the bosses d*ck, either literally or metaphorically, does, in fact, work.

I've seen it tons and tons of times.

In fact, I believe that kowtowing to the boss is way more effective than being competent.

/unfortunately, I don't have the "it's morally OK to flatter a stupid person" gene, so I'm screwed.

Posted by: shibumi at March 13, 2017 01:03 PM (FkAXz)

184 132 Planes that performed abysmally in one theater often did well in a completely different one with a whole new climate, altitude regime, etc. The Finns absolutely loved the Brewster Buffalo and did very well with it. Likewise the Soviets and the P-39.
Posted by: hogmartin at March 13, 2017 12:25 PM (8nWyX)

A lot of that depended upon the operations circumstances. The first year of the pacific war saw the allies on the defensive and with limited to no radar. They were often responding to Japanese raids with little warning so the P-39s and P-40s typically were at lower altitude and climbing when engaged (losing their moderate energy advantage) and usually with inferior numbers. If flown right with a starting altitude advantage (or at least parity) the P-40, P-39 and Wildcat were entirely competitive with the Zero. They could hold their own with the early 109s at low altitude in Africa and the Med, but not in Europe which was a high altitude supercharged/turbocharged war until the end.

The huge kill scores by the Germans on the Eastern front were as much (IMO far more so) rules of engagement that allowed for hit and run tactics when the fight was in their favor and numerous engagement opportunities and limited soviet flexibility in tactics. On the other hand, many allied fighter pilots late in the war had trouble encountering a German plane to shoot down.

Posted by: Keith at March 13, 2017 01:05 PM (USf3s)

185 Tears.....

Posted by: The Man from Athens at March 13, 2017 01:08 PM (bGG6f)

186 Every time I see some whiny SJW type on the news, I want to sit them in a chair, and speak of those actions and the circumstances, and the individuals, and then ask them, "What is it that you have done for the well-being of the society? What sacrifice is it that you have made to deserve any special consideration? What is it that you done that you think means that you deserve the birthright established by these men?"

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 13, 2017 12:49 PM (ZO497


Tried that one. The answer was that he owes nobody, not them, and not the government for his freedom, and what they did was their business.

For the first time in life I was praying for home invasion just to see these fucks die in the street. It was a pivotal moment in how I viewed the left.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at March 13, 2017 01:09 PM (aMlLZ)

187 The kid was the same age as my son.

Posted by: DrDean at March 13, 2017 01:12 PM (cP8Yw)

188 During the battle, the Japs also massacred close to 100k Filipinos in Manila simply out of spite.

But people still complain about the two A bombs we dropped. They got what they gave.

Posted by: Cicero Skip at March 13, 2017 01:12 PM (FIrEF)

189 I see the Fed is saying they are going to accelerate interest rate raises. I said this would happen after Trump won in November.

They claim they are just trying to stop deflation from occurring. They are specifically targeting Trump's policies and hoping they can help to make him fail.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 13, 2017 01:14 PM (le7jz)

190 Anybody check on the radioman running the stinger? Really suck to get pushed over the side while getting unhooked.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at March 13, 2017 01:31 PM (FtrY1)

191 My favorite everyone-from-somewhere-different war movies are Bataan and Air Force.

Posted by: 1921 C DRUM at March 13, 2017 01:32 PM (zwsnd)

192
The story of "Goin' Home" --

http://www.americanmusicpreservation.com/GoinHome.htm

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 13, 2017 01:33 PM (v1g1+)

193 Fair Winds and Following Seas Petty Officer Deen

Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,

But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.

Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;

For tho' from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crost the bar.

Posted by: Deck_LDO(ret) at March 13, 2017 01:37 PM (XtT5R)

194 Served with a young BM2 (who retired as a BMC (SW). His father was an Avenger gunner during WW II. By the wars end he was an 26 year old ABHC, and retired as a an ABHCS. Those men were the best.

Posted by: Eromero at March 13, 2017 02:09 PM (zLDYs)

195 That's a powerful 98 seconds.
What men they were

Posted by: Maddy at March 13, 2017 02:20 PM (7zpra)

196 Greetings:

I recently read "Pacific Air" by David Sears which covers the air war in the central Pacific. The way those air crews flew off to battle knowing that if they came back at all, they'd be flying on fumes boggles my imagination.

But President Obama sure did look good in that bomber jacket yesterday.

Posted by: 11B40 at March 13, 2017 03:27 PM (evgyj)

197 179 Makes the utterance "this is the first time I'm proud of my country", even more dark.

Posted by: redenzo at March 13, 2017 12:47 PM (5wSNN)

All this for a damn flag?
Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 13, 2017 12:52 PM (/f1mm)

~~~~~

Fuck that Wookie bitch and her Kenyan husband/lapdog.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at March 13, 2017 03:29 PM (bGG6f)

198 R.I.P.

Posted by: NZ Frank withanM2 at March 13, 2017 04:18 PM (bgJ0E)

199 Anna Puma, coincidentally enough I just had a discussion with a friend who described the book you were looking for.

They Fought Alone by John Keats, available on Amazon. I've read it as well and it is a fine recollection of guerilla fighting by American soldiers and Filipinos on Mindanao.

Some of the side stories are as interesting and illuminating as the main narrative.

Posted by: Pat Umaporn at March 13, 2017 04:24 PM (kN6dQ)

200 Ill Tempered Cur, what's another 100k after Nanking to the Imperial Japanese Army?
Posted by: Anna Puma at March 13, 2017 12:57 PM (QB0rT)

Iris Chang's book The Rape of Nanking has been argued as possibly too extreme with the numbers. The credentials of those arguing is too be questioned as possible revisionist apologists for the Japanese, so who really knows. Some say only 10,000 dead others up to 200,000. Personally as I have read and re-read her book I think 100,000 is about right (according to other sources , mostly German) maybe a bit high. Whatever the true figure is there is no denying that the Japanese were utter arseholes.

Posted by: NZ Frank withanM2 at March 13, 2017 05:01 PM (bgJ0E)

201 Can someone name the hymn? Thanks in advance.

Posted by: L.B. at March 14, 2017 10:14 AM (BVIxf)

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