More BS from Washington

Discussion in 'Military' started by SFC Ollie, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. SFC Ollie
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    SFC Ollie Still Marching

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    This is just wrong.........

    This decision goes against all military regs. In fact a US Combat Marine was just discharged for breaking the same reg in the UCMJ, (in particular DOD Directive 1344.10), recently by posting on facebook.........

    The Defense Department on Thursday announced it is allowing service members to march in uniform in a gay pride parade for the first time in U.S. history. In a memorandum sent to all its branches, the department said it was making the allowance for San Diego's gay pride parade on Saturday even though its policy generally bars troops from marching in uniform in parades.
    The Defense Department said it did so because organizers had encouraged military personnel to march in their uniform and the event was getting national attention.


    So all we have to do is get National attention and we can throw the rulebook away?????

    Fuck I'm so glad I'm retired............
     
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    I'm glad I'm retired too. This is a pretty sad thing. More insanity from Washington...
     
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    Me too brother...

    Hopefully when Romney's elected, he'll straighten this shit out.
     
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    SFC Ollie Still Marching

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    Someone needs to..........
     
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    Ollie is obviously a raging Homophobe.

    What he conveniently forgets is, that he served to protect the rights of ALL AMERICANS, not just those he agrees with.

    Military in Uniform at NASCAR races: OK.
    Military in uniform at NHRA Races (With Army Sponsored race cars): OK.
    Military in uniform at Gay Pride parades: Not OK.

    Uh, what? :confused:

    Oh and by the way, Romney isn't gonna' change anything. He gonna' do what he's told by his Masters just like Obama is doing now. Suckers! :D
     
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    What he and other homophobes also conveniently forget is that gays served to protect the rights of all Americans too.

    Mittens will make a lot of noise but you're right - There's not much he will actually DO unless Norquist tells him to. As much as morms hate gays, blacks, etc (read morm's own statements), he's more interested in money than in human beings.
     
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    Just curious..

    What does posting anti-Obama rants on Facebook have to do with marching in a parade in uniform?
     
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    Military members in uniform are expected to be apolitical. No participation in political activities or events, because it could signal a political stance by the Armed Forces.

    So, Ollie is pointing out that a Marine got the boot for posting anti-Obama speech online but then they okay marching by service members in uniform in support of a position in a political issue. It's contradictory, and indicates a favoritism for those who are aligned with Obama policies and the opposite for those who oppose them.
     
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    You are exactly correct. Also, it is against regulations for a member of the military, dressed in military uniform, to endorse any product for sale to the public.
     
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    Is being gay political or just who you are? There is no gay party.

    If it were a Columbus Day or St Patricks Day parade could you march in uniform?
     

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