Chris Kyle; RIP

| February 3, 2013

Since I knew about it before most people, you’d think I’d have dealt with it by now. But I haven’t. I’ve been staring at an empty screen for more than two hours wondering what I could write. I never met Chris Kyle, but after reading his book, you get a sense that you have met him.

But, last night, I got a call from someone who wanted us to help the police find Kyle’s killer. I was stunned when he gave me the news. I have no idea who it was that called, but he had access to police message traffic, so, you know, I can guess. So I called the sheriff’s department and they confirmed for me that the incident had indeed happened, but they wouldn’t confirm that Kyle was involved.

But, anyway, I guess they caught Eddie Routh, Kyle’s killer. According to some of our Marines with access to the Marines On Line database, Routh is a corporal and a unit armorer and currently in the Individual Ready Reserve – that status you do before you get out of the service.

According to Fox News, Routh was apprehended near Lancaster, TX at about 9:30 local time last night after shooting Kyle and his neighbor in the back and fleeing the scene in a pickup belonging to one of his victims, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Now, if you don’t want to get pissed off, you should stop reading here. I cruised over the Huffington Post and read some of the comments those tiny-brained morons were leaving and, of course, it’s all about gun control and veterans. And of course, they tell us that Kyle’s death was karma for killing more than 150 insurgents. Twitchy logged some of the “tweets” from the Leftist ghouls yesterday celebrating the death and standing on his body for their political agenda.

Here’s an example;

Kyle Tweets

Category: Blue Skies, Veterans Issues

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  1. Hondo says:

    “Nathan”: the comment about bar girls in Itaewon was intended to inform you that we know you’re a damned hypocrite.

    You’re commenting from Seoul. You’re only free to spout the drivel above because you are kept free by the daily efforts of far better men and women than yourself – men and women in the US and ROK military. People like like the late Chief Kyle.

    Without their efforts, you’d be cowering in a corner, begging for mercy from your North Korean master while he decided whether you were going to eat today or not. So how about you just can it, clown.

  2. A Proud Infidel says:

    Hey Øgirl, I’ve yet to hear what unit you served over there with, you sound like either a poser or someone who played every game possible in order to stay behind the wire and complained about the coffee machine in HQ as well as the AC!!
    As for your PhD,(Piled higher and Deeper, I’m sure!) what are toy allegedly going for a degree in, you sound like a convenience store clerk!

  3. RunPatRun says:

    Askimet servers must be down, a lot of spam seems to be getting through.

    Nathan must be one of those Sunshine policy boys, a failed policy to coddle up with DPRK. Glad to see he is in the minority and another conservative takes office in the ROK this month.
    ??? FTW!

  4. RunPatRun says:

    the ‘???’ was Park Geun-hye in Hangul

  5. JP says:

    I find it funny that most of these leftist loons call Chris a murderer for his 160 kills, but support Obama and his drone program, which kills more, including innocents. With snipers, only the bad guy dies.

    Also figure for each of those 160 kills, around 10 of our guys were saved.

    Maybe some of you mouthbreathers and windowlickers out there don’t get it, but that certainly is heroic. Contrary to your delusions, the world isn’t all rainbows and hugs…there are bad people out there who would not hesitate to kill you and your family if given the chance. All that stands between you and that happening is people like Chris Kyle.

    Of course, you’d probably say I’m wrong…I’m not. I’d love to buy any of you limp wristed pansy asses a one way ticket to Iraq or Afghanistan, just so you could see yourselves, but we all know you’d just pussy out from that anyway.

    F U, moonbats.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I had the privalage of sering with 3/75th, Chris and I used to have some fun banter between us about SEALS vs Rangers, I regret that the last time I talked to him was vet’s day.I can promise ill make the trip to TX for his funeral and I really hope these libs have the balls to show up and say any small piece of their banter here whenface to face with those who knew Chris.

  7. NHSparky says:

    Nathan–by your reasoning, we had no reason to be at war with Nazi Germany or Japan either–oh, the thought of firebombing cities thousands of miles away, oh, the horror!

    Actually, when you consider how much horror was visited upon the German/Japanese populations by our bombers, I’d say we’ve acted with incredible restraint, all things considered. Had 9/11 occured a few generations ago, it’s entirely likely large swaths of the Middle East would have been turned to glass even before the rubble of the WTC had stopped smouldering. YMMV.

  8. NHSparky says:

    Even the CIB criteria has room for interpretation.

    As we’ve seen by the actions of our boy Dull-ASS.

    Now, boys and girls, cometh the lesson. Here we have Chief Kyle, who by any measure served honorably and well, and even after his service, gave of himself to help his fellow veterans who struggled with their inner demons.

    And then we have “veterans” such as Dull-ASS, OG, Knees/DeWald (yeah, I know you’re out there, son) who would sooner piss on the service of others because it wasn’t THEIR experience; IOW, their bleatings of, “It’s all about MEEEEEE!!” continues unabated, despite the fact that their asshattery has been pointed out for what it is and the fact that it is not welcome.

    That, OG, is the difference between you and your buddies versus me and my brothers (and sisters) in arms. We do not denigrate the service of another simply because they do not wear the same shiny piece of metal above their left breast pocket as do we, whether that may be a CIB, CAB, dolphins, or nothing at all. I/we denigrate you because you’re a self-serving jackwagon who brings nothing to the discussion other than reminding us that then, as now, as likely always will be, there will always be that “10 percent” of shitbags in any organization.

    We honor Chief Kyle for what he sacrificed both in uniform and after he left the service. You use his yet-cold body to stand on for political gain, or worse, to piss on his yet undug grave, and for that, you are and will always be shunned as the miserable hag you are.

    Thus endeth the sermon, thus endeth the lesson.

  9. Old Trooper says:

    @187: The thing you don’t understand is that he was protecting his brothers and sisters with his actions over there. I’m not talking about bombings thousands of miles away, but rather the others that were there with him. That is why he didn’t have as much of a problem with it as you seem to have. Do the insurgents kill us to protect their insurgent buddies? No, they kill because they want to kill and that’s all they know. They don’t care how many innocents get taken out with their intended target, either. Of course, the insurgents were very good at manipulating the press to their own ends and get public opinion on their side. Looks like it worked on you.

  10. Hondo says:

    Old Trooper: ObamaGirl not comprehending is one possibility. Given what I’ve seen of her “massive intellect” here at TAH, I’d give that about a 1 out of 3 chance of being the case.

    Understanding fully and still not giving a damn I’d rate as about a 2 out of 3 chance. She’s an immature ditz, but IMO she’s not quite that much of a ditz.

  11. marinewm86 says:

    RIP Chief Kyle.

    When did this country lose so much of it’s dignity? This man served honorably. How can anyone come to this site and insult,vilify and be so blantly disrespectful to Chief Kyle? Today there is a wife, children, parents, siblings, teammates and friends who should be able to mourn and honor their husband, father, son, brother and friend without all of the hateful comments.

    Some of these people should be ashamed. And remember because of men like Chris Kyle they still have Freedom of Speech.

  12. NHSparky says:

    Hondo–you can enlighten a ditz. Her? Not so much.

    • Hondo says:

      NHSparky: I stand by my last comment. IMO, you have a 1/3 chance of being right. Personally, I think ObamaGirl knows full well what she’s doing here – and is doing it deliberately to offend.

      I can overlook or forgive stupidity. Barring exceptional stupidity, ignorance is curable.

      But repeated intentional provocation regarding such a subject? IMO now we’re approaching evidence of poor moral character. And I don’t find that something to overlook or forgive barring a change of heart and behavior.

  13. MCPO NYC USN (Ret.) says:

    A fine Chief, role model to the Mess, and NSW Sniper.

    A complete gentleman, devoted husband and father, and true American Patriot.

    One only needs to listen closely to the SOC’s own words about saving lives and love of country to fully realize that he was a very special man!

    SOC Kyle was the recipient of 2 Silver and 5 Bronze Stars – for those who wish to vilify him for doing the job of sniper better than anyone before him … you can Kiss My Royal Irish Ass!

    RIP Brother SOC Chris Kyle, USN (Ret.) …

    No doubt he will have his own perch above the gates of heaven … scanning the distance horizon for the devil himself.

  14. Vn6768 says:

    Me thinks joe, the first post, is a shill…

  15. Reaperman says:

    I’m a bit late to this one, quite a shame. The guy was clearly not right, and at least he’s off the street, but obviously this could have turned out in a lot of better ways. I can more easily identify with a whole raft of other ways to flip out, but I just don’t ‘get’ this one.

  16. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    @212 It’s been losing dignity for sometime. The self-hatred for the nation on the left is foreign to my mind. I can’t understand how someone can think we are the root cause of everything that is wrong with the world. But the left, in spite of protestation to the contrary, hates the nation and thus anyone who works to defend it. Somehow they think if you just wish it so we can all sit around a global campfire singing Kumbaya and cooking s’mores. Thankfully there are men like Chris Kyle who understand the world is an ugly, dangerous place across much of it and they are prepared to act accordingly in defense of nation and their brethren no matter how ungrateful some in the nation might be.

    While their rhetoric doesn’t perhaps quite rise to the level of the Westboro brand of lunatics, it is nonetheless rhetoric that should be viewed with disgust and those bearing that rhetoric should view their mirrors with some shame at the image thus reflected back upon them.

  17. marinewm86 says:

    @217 You are right Thank God for men like Chris Kyle. I just get so disgusted with these people on the left. I would much rather celebrate Men of Honor like Chris Kyle than men who make millions of dollars for throwing a football. It’s a shame that more people do not love this country and realize that our warriors should be celebrated not insulted.

  18. MCPO NYC USN (Ret.) says:

    Eternal Father, Strong to save,
    Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
    Who bid’st the mighty Ocean deep
    Its own appointed limits keep;
    O hear us when we cry to thee,
    for those in peril on the sea.

    O Christ! Whose voice the waters heard
    And hushed their raging at Thy word,
    Who walked’st on the foaming deep,
    and calm amidst its rage didst sleep;
    Oh hear us when we cry to Thee
    For those in peril on the sea!

    Most Holy spirit! Who didst brood
    Upon the chaos dark and rude,
    And bid its angry tumult cease,
    And give, for wild confusion, peace;
    Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee
    For those in peril on the sea!

    O Trinity of love and power!
    Our brethren shield in danger’s hour;
    From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
    Protect them wheresoe’er they go;
    Thus evermore shall rise to Thee,
    Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.

  19. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    @213/218 OG is an antagonist looking for a response, none of the posts are designed to engage in any form of accurate debate from differing viewpoints on an issue. Instead they are designed to be an insulting counterpoint with all the merit of an argument based on “I know you are but what am I”.

    I respect that Jonn allows all of us to have our opinions no matter how idiotic some of mine are and I do not fear he will be ban me. I like to think I offer an interesting observation from time to time, but I do not think OG engages in any of that. I think your BS meter is on the money with OG, and I do not find any of “her”(I do not believe it’s a woman) posts to contain information that is useful or in any way advances a discussion on a controversial topic.

  20. MCPO NYC USN (Ret.) says:

    Things to Do (or get done):

    OG – Kick in the camel’s foot.
    Joe – Invite to any number of NYC bars and permit him to speak his mind.
    Nathan – Spirit of my father travels to Korea to deliver a punch in the throat!

  21. NHSparky says:

    And I don’t find that something to overlook or forgive barring a change of heart and behavior.

    And knowing her, you’re likely to see neither from her anytime soon.

    Thus I called her intentionally obtuse. She knows the right answer, she just chooses to ignore it and keep flinging shit at the cage bars. This is what we in the Nuclear Program called <2.5 LOK, GCE.

  22. KDH says:

    To all the liberal gun control freaks- You should thank the real men & women like Chris who fight for your “right” to exppess your BS.
    Ironically I just started reading Chris’s book the day he died. I wonder if his murderer is the guy refered to in the book as “Runaway……..”

  23. Twist says:

    I can’t believe that OG comes in here insulting everyone here in her first post and then whines when she gets insulted back. Who am I kidding, I can believe that she does crap like that.

  24. ObamaGirl says:

    Well NHSparky and Hondo, your wish for my comments to be blocked has come true.. You guys need to learn to fight your own battles instead of always calling for Lilyea to save you.

    I always knew this site was a haven for racists and bullies and it was just proven again, I cut you to pieces in our argument yesterday and you block me.. Take your ball and go home. You all are very sorry individuals.

  25. Hondo says:

    ObamaGirl: as an author at TAH, I can see the pending comments. Your latest 2 comments are currently pending. (Edited to add: they were pending when this comment was posted; Jonn’s since approved one of them.)

    You think you “cut me up” in argument yesterday? Give me a freaking break, child. You delude yourself, lass; you’re not capable of arguing your way out of a urine-soaked paper bag.

    It appears Jonn put you on the “moderated” list with a few other real “winners” who comment here. My guess is Jonn finally got fed up enough with your lies and generally childish and asinine behavior to do so. This is Jonn’s site, so it’s his call as to whether or not he chooses to let you comment here or not. His house, his rules.

    And quit lying through your teeth, you ignorant twit. I owe Joe no freaking apology, as I didn’t wish him a slow lingering death – what I said was I was considering doing so. There is a difference between the two that even a “PHd student” like yourself should be able to understand. I also wasn’t one of those who called for Jonn to ban you, ditz.

    In fact, I hope Jonn doesn’t ban you. You make an absolutely spectacular and hilarious public ass of yourself every time you show up here at TAH. Frankly, it’s kinda fun to point that fact out to anyone and everyone.

  26. NHSparky says:

    OG–banning you would only serve to fuel your fires. I too hope that Jonn allows you to continue to post here, if only to demonstrate to the rest of the world what a clueless asshat you are.

    You are living proof that even if one has been to the sandbox, it’s possible to have gone there and not learned a fucking thing.

  27. Skylar says:

    I never even met the guy yet I knew exactly what kind of person he was. Regardless of what I thought I wanted to do hes the one who pushed me over the edge on being a SEAL. After everyone and everything I’ve read about he was always the one I fell back onto and looked up to. Now that has changed. Now I look up to him more than ever before and I can honestly say that his mission will never end. He was the most selfless person ive ever known of.I didnt express It much but meeting him was one of the main things I wanted to do in my life. But I didnt realize that it didnt have to be face to face until now. If I become half the man that he is and I can wake up everyday and pin the same trident on my chest and serve with the same honor and valor he did every minute of his life. Then I have gone beyond meeting him. Especially knowing that he helped me get there. Future Seal- Skylar Reese, Winfield,Alabama!!

  28. Ex-PH2 says:

    There is one benefit to allowing a parasitic jackal like OG to post here.

    OG’s very feeble, lame attempts to stir anger in others almost works, until s/he/it is so bludgeoned by riposte and repartee that s/he/it cannot compete, so we routinely see a spurious ‘pull back, regroup, and strike again’ attempt, which also proves futile.

    The refusal to answer questions, the listless attempts at rebuttal, and the constant change of subject on OG’s part are clear indicators of lack of skill in debate and/or argument.

    I see no harm in a friendly argument.

    But these vicious, personal attacks by OG are neither friendly nor good arguments. They are just the product of a Zimtzicke (bitchy, quarrelsome woman) who is seldom right but will bully anyone in sight until everyone gets tired of her and leaves, and then in her teensy-weensy little brain, she thinks she’s won, when in fact, she just bored people to death.

    If OG really had any intention of simply debating an issue, why would her/his/its opening sentence include the word “morons”?

    Clearly, there was never any intent to do anything other than insult and antagonize people.

  29. Ex-PH2 says:

    Oh, crap, I never followed up on my first sentence.

    The sole benefit is that it forces all of us to display our never-ending supply of debate, argument and language skills.

    I will remember to answer my own remarks next time. 😉

  30. GunzRunner26.2 says:

    Where do these trolls come from? Thank God for the 1st Ammendment.

  31. Joe says:

    “Zimtzicke”. Have to remember that one.

  32. Zombiehunter says:

    Hey Craftman, the battlefield is target rich…..wink wink !!

  33. Powerpoint Ranger says:

    The term in 230 sounds like a pretty apt description for Joe as well, albeit in a passive-agressive beta male form.

  34. Ex-PH2 says:

    @235, my assessment of Joey-boy, based on his not looking up the meaning of Zimtzicke for himself, is that he’s a lazy fuck who wants everyone to do everything for him, including sit on his face.

  35. Twist says:

    “I always knew this site was a haven for racists and bullies”

    Strange how this site is so racist that the ones that get blocked or moderated are the ones that make racist remarks.

  36. Robot Wrangler says:

    Twist didnt you know the race card is what liberals pull when they are losing an argument.

    Far as I’m concerned OG was probably one of the fobbit MP’s, you know the types that never left the wire and stayed around to make sure the detainees didnt escape via porta john.

  37. Ex-PH2 says:

    A haven for racists and bullies?

    These are your words, OG, posted on “Steaming Bowl of Skeet (Updated)

    66ObamaGirl Says:
    February 3rd, 2013 at 5:23 pm
    there is no point for the white house to post photos like this anyway, unless the president can figure out a way to change his skin color none you will change your opinion of him, now matter how many great things he continues to do for this country.

    You referred to skin color, no one else did. You brought it up. None of us did. It was all you. We said nothing about skin color. You did.


    73ObamaGirl Says:
    February 3rd, 2013 at 5:30 pm
    @44 and what makes you an expert on PTSD? You have nothing to back up your statements other than your opinions and the other morons on this site.

    That was your first post on this column, starting right off trying to rip someone to shreds for no reason.

    Sounds like the big, fat pot calling the kettle black. You refuse to respond to reasonable requests, you change the subject more often and faster than most people change lanes in traffic, you blame everyone else for everything you don’t like, and splatter vainglorious attempts at self-importance on what you perceive to be a captive audience.

    Well, we are no more captive than migrating eagle. But, like all self-important mushrooms that spring up after a rain, you are unconscionably boring. You have nothing important to say. You are, in effect, about as interesting as a bowl of warm Jell-o.

  38. Twist says:

    Judging on how naive she is, I bet her job was handing out speeding tickets and making sure everyone was wearing their PT belt on the FOB.

  39. ObamaGirl says:

    @239 dog whistle racism is what is commonly practiced on this site.. Look it up I don’t have time to explain it to you.

  40. A_Proud_Infidel says:

    Hey 0girl, when were you in the litter box, and what unit did you serve with? To me, you still sound like a welfare flunkie pretending to be a Vet!

  41. mark plummer says:

    Joe, How can I get you jump in front of my truck. Please move to hell.

  42. Joe says:

    One of life’s little paradoxes – some of the very people who claim to have fought to protect our freedoms as written in the constitution express a desire to kill you when you exercise those very freedoms (e.g., the 1st amendment). Never could figure that one out.

  43. NHSparky says:

    “dog whistle racism”…such as, OG?

    Who was it that said, “I’ll have those n****rs voting Democrat for the next hundred years!”

    Which “conscience of the Senate” was a former Grand Kleagle and used the phrase “white n****rs” on FNC in 2001?

    Which party creates policies which create dependency on the government and spread rumors that the “racists” in the GOP are trying to take the vote, etc., away from black people?

    Thanks for playing.

    BTW, Joe–explain how someone wanting you to GDIAF is somehow infringing upon YOUR First Amendment rights, particularly insofar as it is a private individual, not the government, which would like you to eat a hot bowl of STFU.

  44. NHSparky says:

    OG–you don’t have “time” to explain, or you can’t define it because you know you’ll have your ample ass handed to you before you hit “Submit Comment” on your next blathering diatribe?

  45. MCPO NYC USN (Ret.) says:

    Joe … WHO exactly expressed a desire to KILL YOU. Tell me and I will report them directly to the police.

    You see Joe, no one here expressed a desire to KILL YOU.

    So let’s be clear. You are a baiter and NO ONE here expressed a desire to KILL YOU … PERIOD!

  46. Hondo says:

    MCPO: nearly correct. But Joe’s a particular and special type of baiter. Now, what’s that word I’m looking for . . . starts with the letter “M”, I think . . . damn, it’s also used in some military rank titles . . . “Major?”, mmmmmm, no . . . .

    Can anyone help me out here? What IS that “M” word I’m looking for to go with Joe the Baiter?

  47. MCPO NYC USN (Ret.) says:

    OG … you are an idiot.

    The term is Dog Whistle not Dog Whistle Racism … Dog Whistle Racism denoted racism toward … ah … Dog Whistles.

    We in law enforcement use Dog Whistle phrases for officer safety and the military often as well. For example, in dealing with persons like you. EDP or ECKO DELTA PAPA, or Bat Shit Crazy (meaning emotionally disturbed person).

    You took what you heard and made it your own …

    From Wiki:

    Dog-whistle politics is political messaging employing coded language that appears to mean one thing to the general population but has an additional, different or more specific resonance for a targeted subgroup. The phrase is only ever used as a pejorative, because of the inherently deceptive nature of the practice and because the dog-whistle messages are frequently themselves distasteful, for example by empathizing with racist attitudes. It is an analogy to dog whistles, which are built in such a way that their high-frequency whistle is heard by dogs, but is inaudible to humans.

    The term can be distinguished from “code words” used by hospital staff or other specialist workers, in that dog-whistling is specific to the political realm, and the messaging referred to as the dog-whistle has an understandable meaning for a general audience, rather than being incomprehensible.

  48. MCPO NYC USN (Ret.) says:

    Master Baiter

  49. Joe says:

    Water. Duck’s back.

  50. ObamaGirl says:

    @242 I was in the Florida National Guard in Ramadi from 2003 to 2004, I spent time at Camp Junction City and Camp Hurricane.

    @247 Hondo and Old Trooper both wished death upon Joe, Hondo wished terminal cancer and Old Trooper said he was going to monkey stomp his vagina. Now that was very mature.