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A Parade? Really?
Feb 7th, 2018 at 7:19pm
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There's a reason that Americans do parades to celebrate holidays, but not as a show of military strength.

Everyone knows we have the world's most bloated military.  No need to show off the hardware to show the world that we have it.  We've been demonstrating its effectiveness in bizarre wars in which there is nothing to win and no way to win it for more than fifteen years now.

As a soldier who carried a rifle for a living for twelve years, I can tell you that the last way a military person wants to be honored is to have to march in a crappity smacking parade.
  

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Reply #1 - Feb 7th, 2018 at 7:55pm
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Around here Red, we have a small 4th of July parade with fire trucks and usually some antique cars, then there are games for the kids, food, music and fireworks later in the park.

  
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Reply #2 - Feb 7th, 2018 at 9:56pm
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I always liked parades.  Who doesn't like a parade?
  
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Reply #3 - Feb 7th, 2018 at 11:16pm
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SkyChief wrote on Feb 7th, 2018 at 9:56pm:
I always liked parades.  Who doesn't like a parade?


Is this your latest? Playing the buffoon like Jeff does to gain some attention back.

In your defense, you're different chief. You're probably the only one on this forum who is gatepost stupid enough to actually believe in this libertarian bullshit!
  
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Reply #4 - Feb 8th, 2018 at 6:39am
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This is what Red is talking about-

http://thecrux.com/america-a-military-nation/
  
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Reply #5 - Feb 8th, 2018 at 12:05pm
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Billie wrote on Feb 8th, 2018 at 6:39am:
This is what Red is talking about-

http://thecrux.com/america-a-military-nation/


The American people love their military and they love the wars it represents. Trump is intent on getting a boost out of a big parade.

It's good because the people who hate Trump will also hate what he's doing and that can play negatively on the military.

It has the potential to stop a lot of them from blindly supporting the troops, support the troops!!

But it will also give Trump the boost he anticipates.
  
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Reply #6 - Feb 8th, 2018 at 12:40pm
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Don_G wrote on Feb 7th, 2018 at 11:16pm:
Is this your latest? Playing the buffoon like Jeff does to gain some attention back.

In your defense, you're different chief. You're probably the only one on this forum who is gatepost stupid enough to actually believe in this libertarian bullshit!

Oh dear. You're butt-hurt about something.  Was it something I said?   You're not upset because I said you are delusional, I hope.  I only stated that as a fact - it wasn't intended as an insult.  Smiley
  
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Reply #7 - Feb 8th, 2018 at 1:10pm
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SkyChief wrote on Feb 7th, 2018 at 9:56pm:
I always liked parades.  Who doesn't like a parade?

I don't like parades, people use them as an excuse to throw garbage anywhere but the garbage can, leaves the place filthy.

Anyrate, the notion of holding a military parade to outshine the french is about as Trump as you can get, he'll likely have the tanks gilded.

I doubt it would do anything but I bet there's clips of Reagan or other conservative heroes laughing at soviet era parades, someone should dig those up and see if Trump will have a change of heart.
  
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Reply #8 - Feb 8th, 2018 at 1:17pm
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ahhell wrote on Feb 8th, 2018 at 1:10pm:
I don't like parades, people use them as an excuse to throw garbage anywhere but the garbage can, leaves the place filthy. [quote]

Garbage can? Why not 'trash can'? Do you live close to the Canadian border?

[quote]Anyrate, the notion of holding a military parade to outshine the french is about as Trump as you can get, he'll likely have the tanks gilded.


You know why but if not see my post.

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I doubt it would do anything but I bet there's clips of Reagan or other conservative heroes laughing at soviet era parades, someone should dig those up and see if Trump will have a change of heart.


They wouldn't be laughing, they would be taking it very seriously and using it as hate propaganda against Russia. Currently the left media is showing lots of N.K. parades with them goosestepping. No Nazi parades though, for some reason?
  
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Reply #9 - Feb 8th, 2018 at 1:19pm
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SkyChief wrote on Feb 8th, 2018 at 12:40pm:
Oh dear. You're butt-hurt about something.  Was it something I said?   You're not upset because I said you are delusional, I hope.  I only stated that as a fact - it wasn't intended as an insult.  Smiley


Keep on posting more often chief. The content isn't important; whatever comes to mind is fine. 
  
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