Weekend open thread

| February 17, 2017

Frank sends this picture for this weekend’s WOT that he took of his dogs when they were at Camp Rudder, Florida the other day.

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  1. ChipNASA says:


  2. HMC Ret says:


  3. Graybeard says:


  4. GR_ATC says:


  5. ex-OS2 says:

    Not fucking first.


  6. HMC Ret says:

    Dammit, Chip, don’t you ever leave your puter? That’s several times I typed ‘first’ only to find you beat me by seconds.

    • ChipNASA says:

      First first I’ve had first this first time this year. first…and maybe first first of the First trump Firstnessest of the First Administration.
      /it’s random if I’m at my desk for lunch or not.

      • HMC Ret says:

        Chip: Didn’t you nail me last week or the week before, or is my CRS more advanced than I thought?

        Anyway, I wuz robbed, robbed I say.

  7. Mick says:

    I was looking the other way.

    And the sun was in my eyes.

  8. ex-OS2 says:

    James Walls, phony UH-1 pilot sucks balls.

    Michael “Double Down” Sleeper is still a cocksucker.

  9. AW1Ed says:

    Right on time.

  10. Graybeard says:

    Just for Ex-PH2 and all you recipe collectors, a good energy breakfast for you:

    1 c water
    1/2 tsp salt
    4 rounded tsp grits
    1/4 c diced ham
    1/4 c grated sharp cheddar cheese

    Put water, salt, and ham in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
    While stirring, add grits, reduce heat to simmer.
    Cook 1 minute, uncovered.
    Turn off heat, cover for 2 minutes.
    Stir and put in two bowls.
    Cover with grated cheese.

    Serves two.

  11. Ex-PH2 says:

    Oh, I don’t care. I’m having barbecue beans with smoked sausage for supper and you can all go pound sand sideways.

  12. Frankie Cee says:

    Stolen Valorist, Kyle Christopher Barwan, aka “Stretched”, the felonious, phony is not only still in the County Jail, another Victim contacted me a few days ago and I suggested she take her story to the Deputy/Detective that is handling the case. She did and he now has 2 more counts against him. Here in Florida we have a “3 strikes and you are out” law. Having 2 prior felonies, he may qualify for the Supersized, “Habitual Offender” status, and get 10 more years added to the sentence at his upcoming trial. That is 10 hard years, no time off for good behavior, no “time served”, and must not run concurrent with other time.

  13. Frankie Cee says:

    Thanks Jonn, for using my photo. My troop support effort is the best calling that I have had, (outside family, that is), and gives me as much pleasure as the troops I am supporting. I posted at my blog on this earlier today:

    • 26Limabeans says:

      Nice gig you got there. And dogs.

      I agree, seek out a local base support group or similar program and interact with
      the role they play in the community.

      I have played a small part related to my prior service for many years and it is both
      rewarding and fun.

    • Skyjumper says:

      Thanks for all you do for the troops & their families, Frankie.

      You must have one hellova an extended family!
      Good on you!

      • Frankie Cee says:

        Thanks Skyjumper. As I leave the Ranger Camp each time, I wonder if I gave as much as I got. Yes, this is an “extended family”. I have felt the “family love”, from them on more than one occasion, and know that it was all “from the heart”. While I was not a Ranger, I was 101st Airborne, (jump status era), and know what it takes to be a tabbed Ranger. These Ranger Instructors are the best of the best, and of the “Been there Done that” variety. They and their families are my choice of friends. To be able to offer some moral support, to be able to share my dogs with them, and to be able to stand among them means much to me.

  14. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Honorary first.

  15. Foxbat40 says:

    Theft by deception is a serious crime. Glad they take things seriously in my new home state.

  16. IDC SARC says:

    I self-identify as first

  17. SFC D says:

    FIRST! Time I commented today.

  18. Eden says:

    Just got word today that a cousin, U.S. Army veteran of Just Cause, DS/DS, OEF I/II, and OIF I/II/III, was killed Wednesday morning in an auto accident. He leaves behind a big hole. He was only 49yo. Rest in Peace, William!

  19. Mick says:

    Knaeckebrot and Pickled Herring


    – Large package of authentic multi-grain Knaeckebrot (a.k.a. Scandinavian ‘crispbread’)

    – Large jar of pickled herring in wine sauce

    – Large jar of pickled herring in cream sauce

    – Case of good imported ice-cold Lager beer


    Get your buddies together to watch ice hockey, rugby, an old war movie, etc., on TV. Put the herring on the Knaeckebrot and chow down, while washing it all down with the beer.

    Serves 4-6.


    • AW1Ed says:

      My Dad enjoyed pickled herring in cream sauce, on a Ritz cracker if I recall correctly. With a large vodka martini. Or two.

      It’s an acquired taste.

      I never acquired it.

      Here kitty kitty…


    • 19D2OR4 - Smitty says:

      Been much too long since I have been able to partake in that.

      Ritz is a good stand-in as well

    • Heidi says:

      With all due respect Mick, herring only goes on rugbrød, not knækbrød, and you serve it with icecold snaps.

  20. David says:

    Quarter after 1 and only 36 posts…. my recipe for lunch was a large round bun, lots of shredded BBQ beef, and suce. As close to cooking as I am getting today.

  21. HMCS(FMF) ret says:

    Rumor ion the Interwebs is that one disbarred lawer and his QuEeFiNg butt buddy will be conducting Mouth-to-Penis resuscitation training at DRG HQ during this President’s Day Weekend… invitations have been extended to all Stolen Valor ass-clowns nationwide…

  22. Skippy says:

    Top 50, is always better then the bottom 50

  23. Skyjumper says:

    This just in……. Two women arriving at Washington Dulles International Airport yesterday from Mongolia, had 42 pounds of concealed horse-meat confiscated including 13 pounds of horse genitals.


  24. Lurker Curt says:

    Damn, I forgot it was Friday…

    Not like I actually had a chance on a WOT…

  25. fsckity fsck says:

    John Giduck – the turd with a face!

    …and amoeba sized penis!

  26. gitarcarver says:

    Some of you may remember the Florida law that prevented doctors from asking patients about firearms they owned.

    Medical groups sued and in 2014 and 2015, a 3 judge panel upheld the law.

    The full Eleventh Circuit has now overturned most of the law saying it is a violation of the First Amendment.


    • AW1Ed says:

      Here’s a handy form if the Doc gets a little pushy:




      • OWB says:

        Great form. Know some folks who just might find it useful.

      • Ex-PH2 says:

        Thank you! I’m going to make sure that is sitting on my hard drive when or if I need it.

      • 11B-mailclerk says:

        wow. so the “Docs asking about guns” is not just dumb politics, but actual litigation bait? Wow.

        A relative taught me the phrase “out of my scope of practice” and just how incredibly bad it is for a medical professional to fail to “stay in their lane” as we might say.

        Like “lose your license” bad. Like “get sued for your last shirt” bad, like “go to -jail- and treat cons for chump change” bad.

        “Doc, are firearms in your scope of practice? What is that medical specialty called?” Proctologist, I suspect, as the whole thing is one huge ass-pull of a political idea.

  27. Silentium Est Aureum says:

    Love hippies who think replacing 800 MW with a few 400 KW hydro plants is a good idea.

    I love idiots who sign my paychecks.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      I thought that proglodyte tree-hugging hippie and hipster types were all against hydro dams in the name of fish migration and shit like that? Speaking of tree-hugging enviro-Nazis, has anyone been following news about the clean up of the hippie camps from the DARPA protests? They’re in a hurry to do so because they say it is an existing environmental disaster waiting to happen. Trash, abandoned vehicles as well as abandoned generators and masses of raw sewage were left behind on Missouri River flood plains waiting to be swept away by foods from the spring thaw AND the trucks transporting said waste have to take a roundabout route thanks to a bridge the tree-huggers wrecked. Since when aren’t liberal do-gooders a detrimental pain in the ass? I wonder what groups like Greenpiss and The Sierra Club will say about the mess their ilk left? I bet on nothing.

  28. Ex-PH2 says:

    You guys are going to just love this from Nicki’s blog.


    The comments, as always, are priceless.

  29. DataDawgDVX says:

    As usual, looking for anything regarding the liberty status of Bernath, as to whether he yet has been placed under restrictions from internet utilization and limitation on whatever he does to intimidate and otherwise cause apprehension to people who state Bernath’s actual mental status or opinion of the same, or on other qualifiers he may or may not possess, for any activity or award.

    • Skyjumper says:

      He’s still doing assine shit on you-tube, DDD.
      Goes under quite a few fake names.

      He and “Dullass” both are on there with their crap.


      Looks like some videos as early as one week ago.

      An example, for you viewing displeasure:

      What a pathetic prick.

      • 2/17 Air Cav says:

        If Don Shipley needed help, he could make a single phone call and have 100 men standing at his side within hours, with who knows how many others showing up the next day or two. The poster of that video? He would have only 911 if he needed help, and there’s no guarantee they would respond if he identified himself during the call.

  30. sj says:

    Even though I’m White Name Tape era Army (like Poet), I’m confused. Was just in an RV park in Savannah and shopped at Hunter Army Air Field.

    There is the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and the 3rd Infantry Division. I guess I knew this all along but now I’m wondering the lineage, if any?

    • Perry Gaskill says:

      I got curious, did some search fu on this, and it turns out to be an interesting topic. Hunter Army Airfield is home to the aviation brigade of the Third Infantry Division (3ID). The main part of the division is based at Fort Stewart which is about 40 miles away. The division was created in 1917, and took part in World War I including the Battle of Chateau Thierry.

      The 3ID has almost no connection to the Third Infantry Regiment (3rd Infantry) which was created in 1784, and has mostly been concerned with the defense of Washington D.C. and ceremonial duties there.

      I could be wrong, but it seems to me part of the confusion with Army unit names is that things shifted about the time the 3ID was created. Prior to that time, the standard building block of units was a regiment typically formed from a specific geographic region. The British have followed that pattern including with the formation of the Coldstream Guards in 1650 and continuing to this day. The American Army once followed a similar convention which is why Civil War units had names such as the 2nd Alabama or 20th Maine. There were larger unit sizes such as divisions and corps during the Civil War, but they tended to go by the commander’s name. Sherman’s Division at Shiloh, for example, or Longstreet’s Corps at Gettysburg.

      When World War I happened, there was a shift from regiment to division as a basic organizational building block, with the divisions also becoming numbered. This is a guess, but the main reason may have been because American units were placed under the overall operational control of the French who wanted it that way. Originally, the French wanted American troops to be folded into existing French units as replacements, but were turned down.

  31. UpNorth says:


  32. Ex-PH2 says:

    Well, the lamestream media is at it again, spreading the baloney as thick as they can. This time, it’s a call by the White houes to use the National Guard to round up immigrants, which – says the White House – is categorically NOT TRUE.


    It was reported as ‘may happen’ on the local evening news tonight. I don’t know what it takes to get them to stop saying these things, but geezo-pete, even the weather man made the wrong forecast for this week and last week, and is astonished at the amount of rain/snow hitting California – as if he just landed from another planet.

  33. Msgt Richard.D. USMC says:

    Second Post after Midnight(CST). r

  34. 26Limabeans says:


    We were moose hunting one lovely fall day when we pulled off the logging road for a break.
    I grabbed the roll of TP and headed off looking for a nice stump. I found it and I knew it was a good one because behind it there was giant pile of Chuck Schumer.
    True story.

  35. Vexatious Defendant says:


    My weekend has been grooving along, thinning the cactus, listening to my Neil Diamond vinyl collection, preparing the hot tub and a lot of bible study.

    I moonshine a bit two.

    So what is it you people do in this chat box thing called TAH?

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      We call each other names, hit on each other’s spouses, quarrel about insignificant stuff, and watch videos of kittens playing.

  36. Frankie Cee says:

    Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, the blind firebrand Islamist cleric behind the World Trade Center bombing in 1993, has died in federal prison.
    I bet that he didn’t “see” this coming:

  37. Pineywoods NCO says:

    Here I am at 92nd with the weekly call out to the former Texas State Guard bullshit artist, phony Ph.D., and non-existent SWAT team member known as Dennis Chevalier.

    Still waiting for him to come through on his way to get some cheese jelly in Jefferson…I hear they make a special batch out of 7 lbs. of limburger.

    Fuck off, Dennis.