Open Thread, Wednesday 11 December 2013

Gonna be a long plane ride home for Barry, on the way back from Nelson Mandela’s funeral.
But his wingman approves.
Graphics by Earl of Taint.  For some unaltered photos of the funeral, go here.


About GruntOfMonteCristo

Fearless and Devout Catholic Christian First, Loving Husband and Father Second, Pissed-Off Patriot Third, Rocket Engineer Dork Last.
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12 Responses to Open Thread, Wednesday 11 December 2013

  1. texan59 says:

    While there were a great deal of theatrics going on in South Africa yesterday, THIS was a real tragedy that has gone vastly under-reported. $120K in chocolate stolen! Almost as bad as that whiskey that was stolen a while back. 😉

  2. LONDON –  A Royal Marine convicted of murdering a wounded Taliban insurgent has been sentenced to a minimum of 10 years in prison.

    A military judge told Sgt. Alexander Blackman on Friday, “you have betrayed your corps and all British service personnel who have served in Afghanistan.”

    Two other marines were acquitted of the September 2011 killing in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province. They were charged after military authorities found footage of the incident on a helmet camera belonging to one of the men.

    Blackman was recorded shooting the seriously wounded Afghan in the chest at close range with a pistol before quoting a phrase from Shakespeare — “Shuffle off this mortal coil.”

    The three marines were tried anonymously but a judge ruled Thursday that Blackman could be identified.

    Now, where was that article about our Govberment letting that killler go from Mexico?

    I am not condoning any Marine killing an insurgent DURING a war. War is ugly and not at all pretty. It takes a different toll in different ways for most people. Cameras bring to light something that has gone on since the first war I’m sure. This man has to answer to a higher being. Now let’s just ponder for a moment how taking God out of our country helps us? Whatevs! But Govs sure screws things up when they set one man free and lock another up for 10 years for a crime. You would get less in some states for rape (as long as you killed them). Kinda crazy? I’m not excussing this mans behavior but war is UGLY! We are asking them to kill these guys or be killed. Can’t put him away for that one

    • barnslayer says:

      Maybe England would like to see the end of their all-volunteer military as well.

      I’m sure the Marine did the right thing. BTW….. who testified against him…. more moslems?

  3. texan59 says:

    hahaha! Great commercial for your wife or girlfriend. 🙂

    • barnslayer says:

      Fun ad, but she let him get too close and presented herself as a great target. She would have been dead if he entered ready to shoot.

      • texan59 says:

        Yep. She should’ve popped a cap as soon as the door opened. But then again, I’m a conservative, gun-owning husband who would prefer my wife shoot her boyfriend as soon as he walked through the door. 😉

  4. texan59 says:

    Oh yeah, Paul Ryan is our friend. Just like you won’t get the butt-hurt after eating a jar of jalapeños. While this may be a bit of a rhetorical statement, – are they all crooks? 👿

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