Charles Martel Called. He Said “Enjoy Dhimitude.”

4 May

“The risks of release outweigh the benefits,” he said. “Conspiracy theorists around the world will just claim the photos are doctored anyway, and there is a real risk that releasing the photos will only serve to inflame public opinion in the Middle East.”

Ummmm, Hello?

The only way this premise even comes close to being credible is if you believed that we were dealing with reasonable people in the first place.

Reasonable people don’t fly jetliners into skyscrapers. Reasonable people do not celebrate the deaths of 3000 whose only crime was being American and going to work that morning. Reasonable people do not demand that everyone always defers to their “unique” sensibilities, and utter about the peace of their world view. while raping and beheading those who don’t share it and issuing religious death warrants for those who criticise it.

In short, why do we fear enraging the perpetually enraged? Are they going to be more enraged? Will that make them more dangerous than they already are? This is more political correctness run amuck. It is the same kind of thinking that says the concept of a “hate crime” is a sound one…the idea that a crime is somehow more criminal based on the identity of a victim.

We scored a victory on Sunday. We showed that when you attack us and murder thousands of our citizens in an unprovoked attack, we will reach out and touch you, and time and subterfuge will not weaken our resolve. And this decision renders that moment of triumph to ash, because if we choose timidity when the moment calls for a clear deterrent, then these turds in the world’s punchbowl have won. It shows they have more committment than our leadership does when our leaders chose to defer to the bad guys’ sensibilities rather than treating them like the bad actors they are.  It is a surrender to fear and lets the enemy know that they have control of the message.

Updated by Dick’s catbox.

155 Responses to “Charles Martel Called. He Said “Enjoy Dhimitude.””

  1. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere May 4, 2011 at 2:47 pm #

    THIS is the shit that pisses me off.

    The dreck that passes for deep thinking these days.

  2. GMLand May 4, 2011 at 2:50 pm #

    That deep thinker needs a divot in his temple.

    Crazy eyes Islam boy personifies those he is trying to pacify. Wonder if we threw him into one of those mobs if he would come out with his balls intact… or internal?

  3. GMLand May 4, 2011 at 2:52 pm #

    Buried at sea within 24 hours.

    No pictures of body.

    I’m no conspiracy theorists, but…

  4. MCPO Airdale May 4, 2011 at 2:59 pm #

    1. As noted, terrorists publish the pictures of our dead EVERY TIME.
    2. Osama was a mass murderer.
    3. How dare you equate a mass murderer with an American warrior.
    4. Whichever politician made the statement, I have a simple rebuttal; FUCK YOU, ASSHOLE!

  5. LC Aggie Sith May 4, 2011 at 3:03 pm #

    Every time we cower and give them an inch they take a pint of our blood.

    San Isidro, be with us.

  6. agiledog May 4, 2011 at 3:13 pm #

    Hell, these idiots rioted over cartoons. How much worse can their reactions be?

  7. LC Aggie Sith May 4, 2011 at 3:17 pm #

    As long as the elitist leftist apologists keep bending over for them, they will do worse, AD.

  8. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere May 4, 2011 at 3:17 pm #

    If I were a member of the military, already fully aware that the Assholes for Allah™ were dangerous, I think I’d be seething over the notion that I was somehow now being put in harm’s way because of the publication of a photo showing the culmination of years of blood, sweat, and tears. And I be fucking furious at the belief that catering to these knuckledraggers somehow would make me safer. I wouldn’t question my committment, but I’d sure as hell question the committment to my leaders.

  9. Dick May 4, 2011 at 3:24 pm #

    No biggie one way or the other as far as I’m concerned.
    Obama’s excuses are bullshit, as we already know, and as AD says, the animals in the Middle East have a tendency to riot over anything. Hell, they killed some folks the other day just cause some jackass preacher burned a Koran.
    I say we go out of our way and don’t give them any anything at all to be upset with.

    Poat has been updated with a photo taken in the last three minutes.

  10. LC Aggie Sith May 4, 2011 at 3:26 pm #

    Ok, this was funny:

  11. LC Aggie Sith May 4, 2011 at 3:27 pm #

    Updated by Dick’s catbox.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!

  12. agiledog May 4, 2011 at 3:28 pm #

    And I say we go out of our way to piss them off as much as possible.

    Maybe they’ll reveal enough of their true colors that even the general public will realize the danger.

    And when you’re angry, you make mistakes. Maybe they’ll make a few more mistakes. And better yet, their leftist cohorts here in America will reveal themselves to more folks.

  13. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere May 4, 2011 at 3:29 pm #

    Updated by Dick’s catbox.

    Is a cat unclean enough?

  14. agiledog May 4, 2011 at 3:41 pm #

    Actually, a cat is not Najis – just dogs and pigs.

    * Spit

    Who doesn’t like dogs and bacon?

  15. LC Aggie Sith May 4, 2011 at 3:41 pm #

    I tend to agree, AD.

    This isn’t a religion we are fighting against. It is a political ideology that demands our submission or our death.

    Fuck ’em.

  16. agiledog May 4, 2011 at 3:44 pm #

    Fuck Nuke ‘em.

    FTFY.

  17. Jazz May 4, 2011 at 3:51 pm #

    Is a cat unclean enough?

    They stand in their own excrement and urine and then lick themselves clean. That’s unclean enough for me.

  18. Jazz May 4, 2011 at 3:53 pm #

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/27/world/americas/27iht-photos.1.20479953.html

    Fucking fodder for lefty entertainment. Goddam subhuman pieces of shit.

  19. Dick May 4, 2011 at 3:55 pm #

    One of these days, I’m gonna get one of you internet savvy young people to write down and email me all of the acronyms that keep flying around here.

  20. agiledog May 4, 2011 at 4:03 pm #

    get one of you internet savvy young people

    Must be talking about Aggie, ’cause most of the rest of us don’t qualify under the “young” clause.

  21. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere May 4, 2011 at 4:05 pm #

    SYWM – Shut Your Whore Mouth
    BIRM – But I Repeat Myself
    IYKWIMAITTYD- If You Know What I Mean And I Think That You Do
    FTFY – Fixed That For You
    FIFY – Fixed It For You
    FOAD – Fuck Off And Die
    FYNQ – Fuck You Next Question
    IMHO – In My Humble Opinion (there are no humble opinions here)
    GOML – Get Off My Lawn

    Should we copy Kelly on this so she can remind you when you forget? 😉

  22. Dick May 4, 2011 at 4:09 pm #

    Should we copy Kelly on this so she can remind you when you forget?

    Forget what?

  23. Jazz May 4, 2011 at 4:12 pm #

    yeah, Dick – and tell Kelly she’s entirely too scare in these parts. And tell her when she shows up next to bring us some BBQ, too.

    Yeah. That’s the ticket. BBQ! 😉

  24. Jazz May 4, 2011 at 4:13 pm #

    By the way (“BTW”), Dick, BBQ=”barbeque” 😀

  25. LC Aggie Sith May 4, 2011 at 4:14 pm #

    I tried yelling at you to get me vodka, Dick, but you had left.

    I’ll have to make do with Newcastle tonight…

  26. Dick May 4, 2011 at 4:14 pm #

    Scene photos from a Pakistani douchebag on the scene.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/04/us-binladen-pakistan-photos-idUSTRE74370620110504

  27. Teresa in Fort Worth, TX May 4, 2011 at 4:15 pm #

    So….remind me again which works better – a show of strength or submission?

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_theenvoy/20110504/ts_yblog_theenvoy/al-qaeda-member-surrenders-saudi-arabia-says

    ‘Cuz I’m thinkin’ we just scared the shit outta this kid. Funny how “willing” he is to die for Allah when the SHTF, huh?

  28. LC Aggie Sith May 4, 2011 at 4:15 pm #

    tell Kelly she’s entirely too scare in these parts

    No fucking way we scared that goddess off!!

    Unless you means “scarce” 😉

  29. Dick May 4, 2011 at 4:16 pm #

    She likes to stay busy killing people on Red Dead Redemption.

  30. LC Aggie Sith May 4, 2011 at 4:16 pm #

    SHTF= Shit Hit(s) The Fan, Dick….

  31. Jazz May 4, 2011 at 4:17 pm #

    A Florida Democrat votes for a pro-life bill is excoriated and harassed by her own party, while the Repubs stand behind her in a very peculiar – yet admirable – showing of support.

    http://tinyurl.com/3r3lvlg

  32. Teresa in Fort Worth, TX May 4, 2011 at 4:18 pm #

    This isn’t a religion we are fighting against. It is a political ideology that demands our submission or our death. bunch of 5-year-olds who insist on their own way.

    FTFY

    (Granted, they still want our submission or our death, but if you don’t give in to a 5-year-old, they eventually shut up and eat their cookie)

  33. Dick May 4, 2011 at 4:19 pm #

    Teresa, sounds like that ol’boy is hearing footsteps.

  34. Jazz May 4, 2011 at 4:19 pm #

    SHTF= Shit Hit(s) The Fan

    Shit! For ten years, I thought it was “Silly Hitler Tittyfucks”!

  35. Teresa in Fort Worth, TX May 4, 2011 at 4:26 pm #

    My response to a comment on Ace’s “Show the pictures or not?” poat:

    Why is it so important to many of you that we do see it? Curiousity? Doubt that he’s really dead? – Posted by: Hollowpoint at May 04, 2011 02:27 PM (SY2Kh)

    It’s called CLOSURE.

    Ask anyone who’s ever had a loved one disappear and the body is never found. Until you actually SEE proof that person is actually gone, you can’t EVER completely reconcile what you’ve been told happened and what actually happened.

    This monster ripped a hole in the very fabric of this country. If the people of this nation don’t have an opportunity to see for themselves that he was, indeed, no-kidding taken out of the equation for good, we will NEVER be able to fully heal.

    The fact that a picture is released DOES NOT MEAN that a person has to go and look at it – many people don’t want to see the body of a loved one after they pass away – but the fact that they can IF THEY WANT TO makes all the difference in the world.

    And there is nothing in the world like seeing the “boogeyman” – because for many people under the age of 25 who still remember that day, that is EXACTLY what he is – for what he really is. Just flesh and bone and subject to the same laws of physics and justice as the rest of us.

  36. Dick May 4, 2011 at 4:31 pm #

    I honestly couldn’t give a shit if we see the pics or not.
    Why? Because he’s nothing but another dead sheepfucker.

  37. GMLand May 4, 2011 at 4:38 pm #

    Texting for curmudgeons…

    FWIW: Forgot Where I Was
    BTW: Bring The Wheelchair
    ROFLACGU: Rolling On The Floor Laughing And Can’t Get Up
    DWI: Driving While Incontinent
    LOL: Living On Lipitor
    OMG: Oy, My Grandchildren!
    IMHO: Is My Hearing-Aid On?
    WTF: What’s Today’s Fish?
    RULKM: Are You Leaving Kids Money?
    BYOT: Bring Your Own Teeth
    GTG: Got to Groan
    TGIF: Thank Goodness It’s Four (Four O’Clock Early Bird Special)
    FWB: Friend With Betablockers
    FYI: For Your Indigestion
    JK: Just Kvetching
    TTYL: Talk To You Louder
    MILF: Meal I’d Like To Forget
    LMDO: Laughing My Dentures Out
    LWO: Lawrence Welk’s On
    MGAD: My Grandson’s A Doctor
    SUS: Speak Up, Sonny
    WIWYA: When I Was Your Age

  38. GMLand May 4, 2011 at 4:41 pm #

    SYWM: Show Your Wobbly Mammaries

  39. Jazz May 4, 2011 at 4:51 pm #

    BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH! Watch the clip!

    http://tinyurl.com/3b54wfk

    Fecking priceless!!! And Gloria gets skewered. What an awkward and uncomfortable presentation.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

  40. GMLand May 4, 2011 at 4:52 pm #

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA, I was watching the show last night and just dying laughing at his reaction!

    Hilarious!

    p.s. – Alred is a giant bag o’ douche

  41. Dick May 4, 2011 at 4:56 pm #

    Gloria’s a useless fucking bitch. She probably fucks up fucking.

  42. Jazz May 4, 2011 at 5:00 pm #

    She probably fucks up fucking.

    I was thinking the same thing – can you even imagine the awkwardness of the Allred Carnal Foxtrot?

    Ugh.

  43. Jazz May 4, 2011 at 5:04 pm #

    The Allred Carnal Foxtrot cum Bat, no less!

  44. LC Aggie Sith May 4, 2011 at 5:10 pm #

    but if you don’t give in to a 5-year-old, they eventually shut up and eat their cookie

    That doesn’t work with them. You don’t give in, they will do everything to kill you. Period.

  45. LC Aggie Sith May 4, 2011 at 5:11 pm #

    So, you go after them first.

  46. Dick May 4, 2011 at 5:20 pm #

    I need boobs.

  47. Jazz May 4, 2011 at 5:23 pm #

    I need boobs.

    You’ll have to do something about the five o’clock shadow, or you’ll look like my Polish aunt.

  48. LC Aggie Sith May 4, 2011 at 5:25 pm #

    I need boobs.

    Hookers and Booze and Soylent Green have some 😉

  49. MCPO Airdale May 4, 2011 at 5:25 pm #

    Dick – Eat more and sub out all of your work. You’ll have boobs in no time!

  50. Jazz May 4, 2011 at 5:28 pm #

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Charlie “Tan in a Can” Crist’s new TV ad:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rcg_-8hB4E

    Woe, how the mighty have been laid low!

    BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  51. LC Aggie Sith May 4, 2011 at 5:40 pm #

    So, Crist is an ambulance chaser now???

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!

  52. Jazz May 4, 2011 at 5:42 pm #

    From the lips of CDR C.A. Maxwell, USN(ret):

    Having written hundreds of post action reports during my Navy days I can say with utmost certainty that the conflicting stories do NOT originate with the SEALs! Fog of war did not happen at JSOC where the post action reports were received and consolidated into a cohesive report. The only fog in this war is in the WH press room. This news cycle is a case study of how politicians shake rattle and roll the truth to conform to an agenda. It’s instructive to watch the WH lie and then realize the loose ends that, when covered, create an endless supply of entangled lies! That’s what politicians do best, create an entangled mess.

  53. Jazz May 4, 2011 at 5:46 pm #

    Graphic pics of the dead bin Laden couriers.

    http://tinyurl.com/3o43qyt

    They may be the pics Dick linked earlier – for some reason, I couldn’t access those pics (they wouldn’t load on my computer) then.

  54. Jazz May 4, 2011 at 5:47 pm #

    Driving!

  55. roamingfirehydrant May 4, 2011 at 5:55 pm #

    I have to go cook dinner in a few minutes, but I have POWER and INTERNET and HOT WATER and no longer feel like I’m in a Third World country. Thank you!

    **blows kisses at HSV Utilities, shorts transformer**

  56. Dick May 4, 2011 at 5:58 pm #

    Great news, Roamy!
    Glad ya no longer have to suffer.

  57. LC Aggie Sith May 4, 2011 at 6:05 pm #

    *HSV Utilities go THUD*

    Howdy, Roamy!!!

  58. MCPO Airdale May 4, 2011 at 6:08 pm #

    YAY, Roamy!

  59. roamingfirehydrant May 4, 2011 at 6:16 pm #

    Dick, I didn’t suffer, not like the people who lost everything. I just lost some food and some time to hang out here.

  60. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere May 4, 2011 at 6:23 pm #

    Romy, how YOU doin’?

  61. roamingfirehydrant May 4, 2011 at 6:25 pm #

    Where the tornadoes were last week. This leaves out a F2 in southern TN just north of HSV.

    http://tinyurl.com/3rntz7f

    At one point, the weatherman gave up trying to track individual tornadoes and just said, everyone in Madison, Limestone, Jackson, DeKalb, and Lawrence counties, take cover.

    BiW, I am tired, which doesn’t make a lot of sense, considering the epic nap I had earlier.

  62. LC Aggie Sith May 4, 2011 at 6:37 pm #

    Poor Roamy.

    *gives her a glass of red wine*

    The video is startling…

  63. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere May 4, 2011 at 6:54 pm #

    So. Who wants to play a game of naked Twister?

  64. Dick May 4, 2011 at 6:56 pm #

    I do! Ohhhh, Pick me!!!!!!!! Pick me!!!!!!!

  65. Dick May 4, 2011 at 6:58 pm #

    Okay, I just made flight reservations to go watch Donny graduate.
    If anybody here wants to kick my ass (or do something really really kinky), I’ll be in Chicago June 2nd-5th.

  66. LC Aggie Sith May 4, 2011 at 7:01 pm #

    Nekkid Twister?

    As always, no jell-o. Honey is ok, though…

  67. LC Aggie Sith May 4, 2011 at 7:02 pm #

    Chicago….why did it have to be Chicago?

    *Indy voice*

  68. Dick May 4, 2011 at 7:03 pm #

    Chicago Nazis…. Rahm Emanual…

    • PattyAnn May 4, 2011 at 7:12 pm #

      Honey is SO sticky.

  69. roamingfirehydrant May 4, 2011 at 7:13 pm #

    Reminds me of that line in Buckaroo Banzai. “Use more honey!”

  70. Dick May 4, 2011 at 7:16 pm #

    Honey’s taken a part in several… Nevermind.

  71. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere May 4, 2011 at 7:21 pm #

    Honey is SO sticky.

    But Peasantettes would be so delightful to be stuck to.

  72. LC Aggie Sith May 4, 2011 at 7:27 pm #

    Don’t ever say I don’t do anything for the Peasants here.

  73. Dick May 4, 2011 at 7:33 pm #

    I’m watching Jaws on Netflixs instant watch.
    Can’t wait til they start singing in the boat.

  74. LC Aggie Sith May 4, 2011 at 7:38 pm #

    That movie is still scary to this day.

    *turns lights on*

  75. Dick May 4, 2011 at 7:40 pm #

    I still don’t like to go into the ocean past peter deep.

  76. LC Aggie Sith May 4, 2011 at 7:42 pm #

    Honey is sticky unless it is warm, PattyAnn.

    I’m going to hell, aren’t I? 😉

  77. LC Aggie Sith May 4, 2011 at 7:44 pm #

    Same here, Dick. If ever I go to the beach, which is rare for me as it is, I’ll dip myself waist high, and I’m out.

  78. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere May 4, 2011 at 7:47 pm #

    Pussies.

    It just a shark.

    Now on the other hand, I’m never wandering into the cargo hold of an abandonned spacecraft on a faraway planet and sticking my face over egg-like things as they open up.

    Jus’ Sayin’

  79. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere May 4, 2011 at 7:48 pm #

    I still don’t like to go into the ocean past peter deep.

    That rules out getting my feet wet.

  80. Dick May 4, 2011 at 7:53 pm #

    At IMDB it says Sam Quint was played by MCPO.

  81. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere May 4, 2011 at 7:55 pm #

    At IMDB it says Sam Quint was played by MCPO.

    Well played. But you’re still gonna need a bigger boat.

  82. MCPO Airdale May 4, 2011 at 8:01 pm #

    At IMDB it says Sam Quint was played by MCPO.

    Too well groomed.

    • PattyAnn May 4, 2011 at 8:08 pm #

      “too well groomed”.

      You or Quint?

    • PattyAnn May 4, 2011 at 8:10 pm #

      Aggie, I do like chocolate syrup. I guess it’s that I really just don’t like honey.

  83. LC Aggie Sith May 4, 2011 at 8:05 pm #

    That rules out getting my feet wet.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

    *blush*

  84. MCPO Airdale May 4, 2011 at 8:05 pm #

    Ahhhhh, before our PC Navy, Sailors used to pull Liberty in Pattaya Beach! *sigh*

    http://bit.ly/mFy9Ia

  85. Dick May 4, 2011 at 8:12 pm #

    I’ve re-written this movie. This time, the shark’s gonna kick ass and take names.

  86. LC Aggie Sith May 4, 2011 at 8:16 pm #

    Aggie, I do like chocolate syrup.

    A very viable option, IMO 😉

  87. LC Aggie Sith May 4, 2011 at 8:17 pm #

    This time, the shark’s gonna kick ass and take names.

    Please tell me his name is Guido?

    • PattyAnn May 4, 2011 at 8:20 pm #

      Yum. Guido’s.

  88. MCPO Airdale May 4, 2011 at 8:20 pm #

    PattyAnn – Yes.

  89. MCPO Airdale May 4, 2011 at 8:21 pm #

    Not one of you laments the fact that your Sailors no longer get days off in Thailand??

    Heartless, bastages!

    • PattyAnn May 4, 2011 at 8:22 pm #

      I am heartless. For real.

  90. LC Aggie Sith May 4, 2011 at 8:26 pm #

    Of course I’m heartless. I gave my heart away 😉

    • PattyAnn May 4, 2011 at 8:31 pm #

      Hahaha, Aggie. When we fall in love, we do it right ;

  91. Dick May 4, 2011 at 8:31 pm #

    Why not, Chief?

  92. roamingfirehydrant May 4, 2011 at 8:33 pm #

    Chicken and rice was very nice.

  93. LC Aggie Sith May 4, 2011 at 8:36 pm #

    I made TPW’s Chicken and rice soup, Roamy 😀

    And yes we do, PattyAnn!!

  94. MCPO Airdale May 4, 2011 at 8:36 pm #

    Dick – ‘Cause the pussy admirals are afraid some Sailor’s pictures of squids cuddled up with Thai hookers will make the local hometown print rag and somebody up the chain will scream about how the nasty Americans are “exploiting” the locals.

  95. roamingfirehydrant May 4, 2011 at 8:37 pm #

    Fuck the diet. Chocolate syrup AND honey.

    • PattyAnn May 4, 2011 at 8:38 pm #

      We’re having chicken and rice too!

  96. roamingfirehydrant May 4, 2011 at 8:38 pm #

    I used my dad’s recipe for chicken and rice soup, with the addition of a spoonful of Better than Bouillon.

  97. LC Aggie Sith May 4, 2011 at 8:40 pm #

    Better than Boullion FTW!!!

    Yeah, diet is now on hold here.

  98. Dick May 4, 2011 at 8:40 pm #

    Fuck… Exploiting the locals is why the military exists.
    Those Flag grade fucksticks can’t get nothing right.

  99. LC Aggie Sith May 4, 2011 at 8:45 pm #

    Speaking as the resident anthropologist, the locals like to be exploited. It is a way to raise their status and enjoy celebrity, not to mention help bring in much needed income.

    Fucking idiots….

  100. LC Aggie Sith May 4, 2011 at 8:55 pm #

    Shite, I kilt the poat again…

  101. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere May 4, 2011 at 8:56 pm #

    I’m having whatever I pick up on my way home from church. Prolly something from Taco Time or the freezer case at Safeway.

  102. GMLand May 4, 2011 at 8:59 pm #

    back for the night shift, at work that is…

    did anybody milk there neighbor’s pet chinchilla this evening?

  103. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere May 4, 2011 at 9:00 pm #

    did anybody milk there neighbor’s pet chinchilla this evening?

    No, but I watched “Two girls, One shart.”

  104. GMLand May 4, 2011 at 9:02 pm #

    Hey, Biw. Come hang out with me here on the beach. I too, refuse to go in the water past my peter… 😉

  105. LC Aggie Sith May 4, 2011 at 9:02 pm #

    did anybody milk there neighbor’s pet chinchilla this evening?

    No, not the neighbor’s.

  106. Dick May 4, 2011 at 9:09 pm #

    “You’re gonna need a bigger boat”.

  107. MCPO Airdale May 4, 2011 at 9:09 pm #

    Aggie – Liberals keep up this meme that closing military bases overseas actually helps the economy and the locals. BULLSHIT! Ask the local Filipinos if they are better off since Clarke and Subic closed down.

  108. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere May 4, 2011 at 9:17 pm #

    “You’re gonna need a bigger boat”.

    I dun toldedja.

  109. Dick May 4, 2011 at 9:18 pm #

    Quint: Japanese submarine slammed two torpedoes into our side, Chief. We was comin’ back from the island of Tinian to Leyte… just delivered the bomb. The Hiroshima bomb. Eleven hundred men went into the water. Vessel went down in 12 minutes. Didn’t see the first shark for about a half an hour. Tiger. 13-footer. You know how you know that when you’re in the water, Chief? You tell by looking from the dorsal to the tail fin. What we didn’t know, was our bomb mission had been so secret, no distress signal had been sent. They didn’t even list us overdue for a week. Very first light, Chief, sharks come cruisin’, so we formed ourselves into tight groups. You know, it was kinda like old squares in the battle like you see in the calendar named “The Battle of Waterloo” and the idea was: shark comes to the nearest man, that man he starts poundin’ and hollerin’ and screamin’ and sometimes the shark will go away… but sometimes he wouldn’t go away. Sometimes that shark he looks right into ya. Right into your eyes. And, you know, the thing about a shark… he’s got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll’s eyes. When he comes at ya, doesn’t seem to be living… until he bites ya, and those black eyes roll over white and then… ah then you hear that terrible high-pitched screamin’. The ocean turns red, and despite all the poundin’ and the hollerin’, they all come in and they… rip you to pieces. You know by the end of that first dawn, lost a hundred men. I don’t know how many sharks, maybe a thousand. I know how many men, they averaged six an hour. On Thursday morning, Chief, I bumped into a friend of mine, Herbie Robinson from Cleveland. Baseball player. Boatswain’s mate. I thought he was asleep. I reached over to wake him up. He bobbed up, down in the water just like a kinda top. Upended. Well, he’d been bitten in half below the waist. Noon, the fifth day, Mr. Hooper, a Lockheed Ventura saw us. He swung in low and he saw us… he was a young pilot, a lot younger than Mr. Hooper. Anyway, he saw us and he come in low and three hours later a big fat PBY comes down and starts to pick us up. You know that was the time I was most frightened… waitin’ for my turn. I’ll never put on a lifejacket again. So, eleven hundred men went in the water; 316 men come out and the sharks took the rest, June the 29th, 1945. Anyway, we delivered the bomb.

  110. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere May 4, 2011 at 9:22 pm #

    I tried to link a clip from “They Were Expendable” where the enlisted were singing “He Won’t Go Back to Subic Anymore” to the Chief Coxswain who was being mustered out after his 30 in service, but the capitalist pigs keep deleting uploads from it for copyright violations. Good work capitalist pigs. Carry on.

  111. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere May 4, 2011 at 9:23 pm #

    USS Indianapolis.

  112. LC Aggie Sith May 4, 2011 at 9:24 pm #

    No shit, MCPO. we were at Leighton Barracks from 2003-06. The politics of Wuerzburg wanted the Big Red One gone, and the post closed and given to the universitat.

    Well, President Bush decided to give them what they wanted. They lost 40% of their economy in 2006, and had to close both Wal-Marts along with many businesses. By the last month we were there, Bush was the devil incarnate for destroying the city’s economy. But the voters weren’t fooled. They voted out the entire rathaus.

    The city has still not recovered financially.

  113. LC Aggie Sith May 4, 2011 at 9:27 pm #

    That speech still gives me chills, and makes me tear up, Dick.

  114. LC Aggie Sith May 4, 2011 at 9:28 pm #

    Oh, and it was hooker day at H&B, and I just posted an extra hooker.

    I need a life…

  115. Dick May 4, 2011 at 9:30 pm #

    Hell, Aggie, if that made ya tear up, you shoulda heard one from my old CO.

  116. Dick May 4, 2011 at 9:37 pm #

    Alright! Zee shark is pulling the boat, backwards.

  117. LC Aggie Sith May 4, 2011 at 9:38 pm #

    Stories like those always make me cry, Dick.

  118. Dick May 4, 2011 at 9:48 pm #

    Hahahahahahaha!!!!
    Hooper’s getting his ass kicked in the cage match with the shark.

  119. Dick May 4, 2011 at 9:51 pm #

    Oops! MCPO just got ate by the shark.

  120. MCPO Airdale May 4, 2011 at 9:52 pm #

    Aggie – I’m here to help.

    http://bit.ly/kll7yJ

  121. LC Aggie Sith May 4, 2011 at 9:53 pm #

    Only time I’ve been in a shark cage I was 16 and fearless.

    Wouldn’t happen NOW!!!

  122. LC Aggie Sith May 4, 2011 at 9:54 pm #

    Aggie – I’m here to help.

    Thanks??

  123. Dick May 4, 2011 at 10:01 pm #

    Never been in a shark cage. Got thrown off a boat about two miles out off Coronado Island once, which was enough.

    Ya know, now I’m finally beginning to understand the phrase, “It’s a young man’s sport”.

  124. MCPO Airdale May 4, 2011 at 10:03 pm #

    Swim call in the Indian Ocean can be exciting. . .

  125. Dick May 4, 2011 at 10:09 pm #

    Yeah, bumping into dead bodies and radioactive debris.

  126. MCPO Airdale May 4, 2011 at 10:11 pm #

    Dick – That too.

  127. LC Aggie Sith May 4, 2011 at 10:23 pm #

    I feel like watching Casablanca.

  128. roamingfirehydrant May 4, 2011 at 10:42 pm #

    The politics of Wuerzburg wanted the Big Red One gone, and the post closed and given to the universitat.

    Careful what you wish for.

  129. Dick May 4, 2011 at 10:43 pm #

    I’m worn out and got a special in front of me tomorrow.
    G’night cretins and bootiful wimmens.

  130. LC Aggie Sith May 4, 2011 at 10:47 pm #

    No shit, Roamy. we were ECSTATIC to leave 😉

    G’night, Dick!

  131. roamingfirehydrant May 4, 2011 at 10:51 pm #

    Good night, Dick.

    Aggie, I haven’t been to Wuertzberg. How does it compare to the rest of Germany?

  132. MCPO Airdale May 4, 2011 at 11:04 pm #

    I’ve been to Frankfurt, Munich and Wilhelmshaven.

  133. roamingfirehydrant May 4, 2011 at 11:19 pm #

    Frankfurt, Cologne, Berlin, Munich, Fussen, Ettal, Garmisch, Trier, Geroldsau, Baden-Baden, Heidelburg, and Bad Kreuznach.

    It was a great trip.

  134. LC Aggie Sith May 4, 2011 at 11:20 pm #

    Wuerzburg is halfway between Franfurt and Nuremberg. It’s beautiful, too. Some of the most beautiful churches are there, along with Festung Mariemberg and the Residenz.

    It compares very nicely, but is not as touristy as Frankfurt, Berlin, or Munich, so that’s a plus.

  135. MCPO Airdale May 4, 2011 at 11:35 pm #

  136. Teresa in Fort Worth, TX May 4, 2011 at 11:44 pm #

    That speech still gives me chills, and makes me tear up, Dick.

    Anybody know who wrote that speech?

    None other than Quint himself, Robert Shaw (he was already a published playwright). Apparently he didn’t like what the screenwriter had written, so he re-wrote it.

    He was also plastered when he did it, and if I remember correctly, it was done in one continuous take.

    I can’t remember where I saw that, but Mr. TiFW saw it, too – we were quite impressed, and looked for it the next time we saw the movie.

    (And Shaw HATED Dreyfuss with a white-hot passion – felt he didn’t have the proper regard for his craft….)

  137. LC Aggie Sith May 4, 2011 at 11:49 pm #

    And Shaw HATED Dreyfuss with a white-hot passion

    If I didn’t feel total love for Robert Shaw before, I do now.

  138. xbradtc May 5, 2011 at 12:28 am #

    Wurzburg was a great town. I have fond memories of eating a VERY dark chocolate cake and sipping black coffee overlooking the river from the castle.

  139. xbradtc May 5, 2011 at 12:30 am #

    Also. Four damn days to decide to not release the photo? Really? That’s the kind of asshole who steps to the counter at McD’s and then doesn’t have a fucking clue what he wants for lunch.

  140. xbradtc May 5, 2011 at 12:36 am #

    **kicks poat in the nads**

  141. clintbird May 5, 2011 at 12:37 am #

    Xbrad, you’re gonna love tonight’s Justified.

  142. xbradtc May 5, 2011 at 12:38 am #

    I just downloaded it, clint.

    I’mma watch that, then masturbate furiously.

  143. clintbird May 5, 2011 at 12:44 am #

    Try not to hurt yourself.

  144. xbradtc May 5, 2011 at 12:47 am #

    If it hasn’t fallen off yet…

  145. clintbird May 5, 2011 at 8:39 am #

    Jackie Cooper died.

  146. Car in May 5, 2011 at 8:51 am #

    Wakey wakey

    *looks at Aggie to see if she’s got anything to say

  147. roamingfirehydrant May 5, 2011 at 9:02 am #

    New poat.

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