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A military parade

Post by 5waldos » Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:21 am

Why should we pay for a military parade to stroke Trump’s ego? Millions of dollars plus having to redo Pennsylvania Avenue after it is torn up by the tanks. There must be a way to nationally object to thus- I do NOT want my tax money being wasted in this way!!!!

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Post by Godjira » Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:30 am

Is this Trump's latest plan?

I guess after he finishes purging the Justice Department and declaring the Democrats purveyors of treason, he needs to show that his power is for the safety of the nation.
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Re: A military parade

Post by 5waldos » Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:37 am

He has already ordered it arranged.

Can I withhold a percentage of my taxes?

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Post by Citizen Baba » Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:48 am

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Re: A military parade

Post by rider5 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:49 am

His bone spurs must be acting up.

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Post by 5waldos » Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:54 am

Can we at least insist that he march in it? The entire route?

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Post by 5waldos » Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:55 am

Can we at least insist that he march in it? The entire route?

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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:07 am

Can't he and the Korean guy just drop their pants, lift up their belly and compare dick size?

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Post by 5waldos » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:12 am

Sounds right to me.

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Post by Godjira » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:35 am

Maybe he plans on withdrawing from Afghanistan
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Re: A military parade

Post by section8 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:26 am

This shit is getting roasted over at Terminal Lance.
This is the only musical: the mouth. And hopefully the brain attached to the mouth. Right? The brain, more important than the mouth, is the brain. The brain is much more important.

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Post by section8 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:36 am

I am going to feel awful for DC if this happens. That town is gonna be torn apart by drunk E3s after the parade
Oh please, plenty of countries do big military might parades. Countries like Russia, China, North Korea...oh golly gee there seems to be a trend here.
Yeah, after winning a war we do celebratory parades. No missiles. No tanks. Just "Good job, welcome home. Let's party". This parade is for a show of force, and is a waste of time and money. Completely different.
Planning it for Veteran's Day too. How's that for a great 'thank you for your service', a fucking dog and pony show, lmfao!
So glad I'm out.. I mean seriously, the whole point of military parades of this scale is for posturing, and considering the whole world knows our military dwarfs the next ten combined, whats the point? Leave that shit to the Norks..
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And on that day, the US Armed Forces break a record for spontaneous cases of diarrhea, dental appointments, medical profiles, mandatory classes, and gear turn ins in one day.
Even the generals are like “uh I have a thing I can’t do it”
Sorry sir, I've got bone spurs so I'm on limited duty.
So we can’t afford to pay them but we can afford a parade? Tf?
Really hoping that Mattis is the voice of reason here.
And there's hundreds more like that. Cadet Bones Spurs is a bit out of touch.
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Post by Lost Soul » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:37 am

5waldos wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:21 am
Why should we pay for a military parade to stroke Trump’s ego? Millions of dollars plus having to redo Pennsylvania Avenue after it is torn up by the tanks. There must be a way to nationally object to thus- I do NOT want my tax money being wasted in this way!!!!
A lot of roads are designed for tanks, including every interstate highway. I'm not sure about Pennsylvania Avenue, but my money is that it's designed for tanks as well.

Eisenhower was impressed by the German roads, and pushed for them in the US in the 50s.
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Post by andybox » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:41 am

What in the absolute fuck? Tanks on the streets as a show of force? Trump is a fucking basket case.

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Re: A military parade

Post by section8 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:48 am

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Post by andybox » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:50 am

My step dad had a tank parked in our driveway for a year (true story). He tore the shit outa the cul-de-sac we lived in.

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Post by Lost Soul » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:57 am

andybox wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:50 am
My step dad had a tank parked in our driveway for a year (true story). He tore the shit outa the cul-de-sac we lived in.
Residential roads with 5 cm of asphalt, and a shitty sub base, are not designed to support tanks without damage.

Same/same with runways around the world when it comes to the 747 or the A380. You can't land here.

Note to people: Things are designed for their ultimate use. Old bridges, with their weight limit signs, and even speed limits, show this well.
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Re: A military parade

Post by section8 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:14 am

Even if the tanks don't jack up the pavement it's still idiotic/retarded/pathetic. If he gave a shit about Teh Troops, he'd use the money to give everybody on AD some beer money.
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Post by Lost Soul » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:39 am

section8 wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:14 am
Even if the tanks don't jack up the pavement it's still idiotic/retarded/pathetic. If he gave a shit about Teh Troops, he'd use the money to give everybody on AD some beer money.
Please. Trump is toying with the Magic D's in this as in all utterances. And the Magic D's are l00sing, ignominiously.

I'll believe the parade when I see it.
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Post by Godjira » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:57 am

Loosey cannot bring himself to criticize Orange Jesus.
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Post by Lost Soul » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:05 am

Fascinating.
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Re: A military parade

Post by andybox » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:12 am

Lost Soul wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:57 am
andybox wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:50 am
My step dad had a tank parked in our driveway for a year (true story). He tore the shit outa the cul-de-sac we lived in.
Residential roads with 5 cm of asphalt, and a shitty sub base, are not designed to support tanks without damage.

Same/same with runways around the world when it comes to the 747 or the A380. You can't land here.

Note to people: Things are designed for their ultimate use. Old bridges, with their weight limit signs, and even speed limits, show this well.
No shit Sherlock.

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Post by andybox » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:15 am

Actually, the type of aircraft doesn’t matter. An AW-139 can’t land at an aerodrome capable of handling a 747.

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Post by andybox » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:16 am

Weight limits at aerodromes are secondary.

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Post by Lost Soul » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:34 am

andybox wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:12 am
Lost Soul wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:57 am
andybox wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:50 am
My step dad had a tank parked in our driveway for a year (true story). He tore the shit outa the cul-de-sac we lived in.
Residential roads with 5 cm of asphalt, and a shitty sub base, are not designed to support tanks without damage.

Same/same with runways around the world when it comes to the 747 or the A380. You can't land here.

Note to people: Things are designed for their ultimate use. Old bridges, with their weight limit signs, and even speed limits, show this well.
No shit Sherlock.
I see you have answered your own statement with a conclusion: No shit Sherlock.

Which leads me to believe that you now know that all roads (or runways) aren't designed equally, but that you didn't fully comprehend when you typed your tank story.

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Post by Godjira » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:52 am

Who believes all roads are designed equally?

They should hold the parade when Trump is taken out in shackles.
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Post by andybox » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:05 am

Which leads me to believe that you now know that all roads (or runways) aren't designed equally, but that you didn't fully comprehend when you typed your tank story.
Here's a hint. As a previous aviation regulator, i've got more knowledge on the subject than you. HTH.

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Post by Lost Soul » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:07 am

I have built six runways, Sherlock, and been the project manager on a dozen others.

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Post by VinnyD » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:54 am

I can't tell, LS. Do you think it's a good idea to have a parade like this?

Or do you think the President's idea is not good?

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Post by Argonheart_Po » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:54 am

Isn’t this parade Trump’s Best troll yet?

It will enrage his opponents, driving them to even more incomprehensible levels of autistic screeching, this time against the military - while ordinary Americans will wonder - ‘what’s wrong with a parade?’

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Post by polardude1 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:25 pm

A lot of roads are designed for tanks, including every interstate highway. I'm not sure about Pennsylvania Avenue, but my money is that it's designed for tanks as well.
Thosee roads are now over 50 years old ad the asphalt will be town apart by tank tracks
my money is that it's designed for tanks as well
Our money to re-pave them
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Post by TheDevil » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:00 pm

He was inspired by the French independence day parade where he was a guest
Only this one will be bigger and better

Clearly his can't be as big as his masters' parade in Moscow, that would piss Putin off and he may release the wee-wee tapes
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Post by 5waldos » Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:40 pm

The road had to be rebuilt after the Eisenhower parade and word is that it would have to be redone after this one.
But I know NOTHING about details.

The military seems to be thinking about this as one of their standard outreach parades. Trump is thinking huge, trumping France’s Bastile Day parade. Like the one he wanted for his coronation- oh, sorry, his inauguration.

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The road had to be rebuilt after the Eisenhower parade and word is that it would have to be redone after this one.
But I know NOTHING about details.

The military seems to be thinking about this as one of their standard outreach parades. Trump is thinking huge, trumping France’s Bastile Day parade. Like the one he wanted for his coronation- oh, sorry, his inauguration.

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I live in DC, and I don’t give a shit about this parade.

Seems like a stupid idea, but like everything relating to Trump it’s sturm und drang signifying nothing. Feel free to hand wring and conflate this to 1930’s Germany.

I’ll take meaningless parades over neocon Middle East invasions and rebuilding efforts in the “American Century”. That shit was way scarier and had more impact.
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I’ll take meaningless parades over neocon Middle East invasions and rebuilding efforts in the “American Century”. That shit was way scarier and had more impact.
That's coming too,.

Meanwhile, the feds have to borrow nearly $1,000,000,000,000 already this year, up 84% from last year. Fiscally responsible my ass.
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I live in DC, and I don’t give a shit about this parade.

Seems like a stupid idea, but like everything relating to Trump it’s sturm und drang signifying nothing. Feel free to hand wring and conflate this to 1930’s Germany.

I’ll take meaningless parades over neocon Middle East invasions and rebuilding efforts in the “American Century”. That shit was way scarier and had more impact.
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Post by northern_goddess » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:36 pm

Argonheart_Po wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:54 am
Isn’t this parade Trump’s Best troll yet?

It will enrage his opponents, driving them to even more incomprehensible levels of autistic screeching, this time against the military - while ordinary Americans will wonder - ‘what’s wrong with a parade?’

Why can’t you halfwits see that you’re being played? It’s not as if you haven’t been told.
The only one who is consistently screeching around here is you, Po.
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I can't tell, Po. Do you think it's a good idea to have a parade like this?

Or do you think the President's idea is not good?

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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:45 pm

They often have fly overs down the Mall and over Buckingham palace during certain events.

Even going back to Lancaster bombers and Spitfires.

Am I paying for that!?



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Post by Citizen Baba » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:47 pm

A libertarian military parade? What could be more hilarious?

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Post by Capitolhill » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:48 pm

eric84 wrote:
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As long as you're paying for it, I'm also good with you having a fancy parade too. Enjoy!
The parade is stupid, but freaking out about the bill? This parade will cost probably .1% of what Lockheed Martin gets in government contracts.
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Let him have his dumb parade. It will be the only thing he’s accomplished.
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Re: A military parade

Post by eric84 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:24 pm

I don't think there's any way to prevent him having a parade. It would allow for what would inevitably as a massive counter demonstration. Maybe that his cunning plan for his beloved base. He's so smart!!
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Post by cowtown » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:07 pm

I’d much prefer a Mass Games

Maybe if they show some on the Olympics, oh wait, they’re not on Fox
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Re: A military parade

Post by Citizen Baba » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:58 pm

Kneeling during the Anthem disrespects our military, but making them do dog tricks for you does not.

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