Marines….

Bumper-Stickers Seen On Military Bases• 101st  (Emailed to me from our pal, Mal!)  These are GOOD:

-Airborne Division- “When it comes to Combat, care enough to send the very best”

-“When in doubt, empty the magazine”.

– Sniper– “You can run, but you’ll just die tired!”

-Machine Gunners – “Accuracy By Volume”

– “Except For Ending Slavery, Fascism, Nazism and Communism, WAR has Never Solved Anything.”

-U.S. Marines – “Certified Counselors to the 72 Virgins Dating Club.”

-U.S. Air Force – “Travel Agents To Allah”.

-The Marine Corps – “When It Absolutely, Positively Has To Be Destroyed Overnight”

-Death Smiles At Everyone – Marines Smile Back

-What Do I Feel When I Kill A Terrorist? A Little Recoil

-Marines – Providing Enemies of America an Opportunity To Die for their Country Since 1775

-Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Anyone Who Threatens It

-Happiness Is A Belt-Fed Weapon

-It’s God’s Job to Forgive Bin Laden – It was Our Job To Arrange The Meeting

-Artillery Brings Dignity to What Would Otherwise Be Just A Vulgar Brawl

-One Shot, Twelve Kills – U.S. Naval Gun Fire Support

-People spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But US Marines don’t have that problem.”

I had this ready to post a week ago but decided to do it today, after Mustang’s excellent but sad post HERE, which you should read….and they STILL have humor?  God bless our military.

Leftwingers would read that list and say “How politically incorrect! How unkind!”  It’s my experience, with my blog which used to accept their spewing, that they miss the humor, miss the threats addressed in each statement and they just love coming down on our military.

Rejoice that you love America and our military enough to understand that threats sometimes need real action and that humor is healthy!

(thanks again for sending these, Mal!)

Z

 

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20 Responses to Marines….

  1. bocopro says:

    Those of us who were AcDu during the MacNamara era remember some of his draconian cuts in defense readiness spending. While I was a crypto repair tech at Subic, our CPO in charge had his Filipino brother-in-law make up a beautiful plaque, about 3′ X 3′, on Philippine mahogany with the letters burnt into the wood:

    “We, who have done so much with so little for so long
    Can continue to do everything with nothing forever.”

    It hung over the entrance to our facility for at least 2 years until some scrambled-eggs flat-hat came along and made our boss take it down as too critical of chain of command, hence counterproductive to good order and discipline.

    But perhaps the best one I ever read was on the wall in a Marine Corps Gunny’s office. Most of us have seen it in one form or another. Read somethin like this:

    “Back when I first joined up, when a kid was drafted, he was handed a 16lb cannonball and locked into an 8′ X 8′ padded cell. Twenty-four hours later, he was released.

    If he had polished the cannonball he was sent to the Army.
    If he had lost it, he was sent to the Navy.
    If he had developed a complicated game for using it, he was Air Force.
    If he broke it, he became a Marine.”

  2. I heard so many TIs say in Air Force basic, “We are lovers, not fighters.”

  3. Silverfiddle says:

    I love Bocopro’s Cannoball story…

    And I can confirm Ed’s Air Force “lovers not fighters…” We knew we had it better than the Army and Marines and we were proud of it…

  4. Silverfiddle says:

    Ed: You dislodged another old memory from basic training:

    I remember our Drill Instructor (an old Army 11-Bravo who saw combat in Vietnam over a decade past) telling us the Air Force was the service where the enlisted we smarter than the officers, since we stayed back behind the lines and sent the officers out to fight.

  5. bocopro says:

    If you give the command “SECURE THE BUILDING,”

    The NAVY would turn out the lights and lock the doors.

    The ARMY would surround the building with defensive fortifications, tanks and concertina wire.

    The MARINE CORPS would assault the building, using overlapping fields of fire from all appropriate points on the perimeter.

    The AIR FORCE would take out a three-year lease with an option to buy the building.

  6. John M. Berger says:

    “Leftwingers would read that list and say “How politically incorrect! How unkind!”

    Of course; [they] have no sense of humor whatsoever only chronic embitterment!

  7. Bocopro…

    Could Somebody PLEASE secure the White House!

  8. bocopro says:

    Perhaps “disinfect” might be closer to our need.

  9. Imp says:

    @bocopro…Burn it down again like in 1812. Rebuild it. That’s the only way the stank and stain would be erased forever.

  10. bocopro says:

    Either that or relocate the seat to flyover country somewhere. I’m convinced there’s some kind of toxin in the ground water in that ancient swampland that destroys logic and common sense after a few months.

  11. Imp says:

    LOL…yes…the jibes at the Air Force were just excellent and spot on. We…who wore blue suits to the “office”. I personally favored olive drab in my daily dress. We did have it! I kept my AF “horse blanket” for a few bad winters in the North too….like being snug in a rig.

  12. Imp says:

    LOL…yes…the jibes at the Air Force were just excellent and spot on. We…who wore blue suits to the “office”. I personally favored olive drab in my daily dress. We did have it! I kept my AF “horse blanket” for a few bad winters in the North too….like being snug as a bug in a rug.

  13. Kid says:

    I remembered anohter one..

    Marines – “The difficult anytime, the impossible by appointment.”

  14. Baysider says:

    “I’m convinced there’s some kind of toxin in the ground water in that ancient swampland that destroys logic and common sense after a few months.” I believe that’s power. And it follows congress critters and their hangers on wheresoever they goeth.

    These are great. Humor in Uniform was always my favorite section in Readers Digest as a kid.

  15. SF, I had a friend, big guy, and we were talking and I found out he was former Army before USAF.
    I told him I would have found Army basic difficult.
    He said Air Force basic was killer.
    All those books and classes.

  16. geeez2014 says:

    Gosh! The only regular commenter who’s not here is my favorite Marine, Mustang!!

  17. bocopro says:

    Having studied WWII in depth and seen the mortality rates for US bomber crews, I must say that the USAF had a right to be somewhat cautious about things in the post-war era.

    During 1942-3 it was statistically impossible for air crews to complete a 25-mission tour in Europe. The 8th AF lost as many as 16% of its planes in missions during that period, with 10 men per aircraft. Over 40,000 US airmen (all types) were KIA and another 41,000 were held as POWs. Additionally, over 18,000 were wounded. Half of the more than 5400 held by the Japanese died in captivity.

    Deaths by accident in aircraft are equally startling, with nearly 40 accidents per day. Of course the German and Japanese losses were tremendous, and Russian forces were enormous compared to US total killed: 20,000,000 to 400,000.

  18. Mal says:

    Ever wonder what the world population would be if there had never been any wars?

  19. bocopro says:

    Probably innumerable, incalculable, intractable, and intolerable.

    Back in my sophomore year of college in 1960, we had to try to determine it as a homework assignment on Malthus. Can’t remember what we came up with, but the prof said we ALL were wrong because other factors such as mutant diseases on the one hand and advances in medical technology on the other could skew it by billions in the 20th century alone. He said that malaria, tuberculosis, infant mortality, and poor diet kill more per annum than war ever has.

    He also served wine and vodka at the weekend seminars at his house, so we all thought he was pretty cool. I was 20 at the time, but could pass.

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