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Sat May 25, 2019, 05:16 PM

Mike Pence: West Point grads should expect to see combat

Source: Associated Press


Updated 1:59 pm CDT, Saturday, May 25, 2019

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence told the most diverse graduating class in the history of the U.S. Military Academy on Saturday that the world is "a dangerous place" and they should expect to see combat.

"Some of you will join the fight against radical Islamic terrorists in Afghanistan and Iraq," he said.

Pence congratulated the West Point graduates on behalf of President Donald Trump, and told them, "As you accept the mantle of leadership I promise you, your commander in chief will always have your back. President Donald Trump is the best friend the men and women of our armed forces will ever have."

. . .

Pence noted that Trump has proposed a $750 billion defense budget for 2020 and said the United States "is once again embracing our role as the leader of the free world."



Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/education/article/VP-Pence-to-address-graduating-cadets-at-West-13896287.php

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Reply Mike Pence: West Point grads should expect to see combat (Original post)
Judi Lynn May 2019 OP
hack89 May 2019 #1
wasupaloopa May 2019 #4
former9thward May 2019 #18
Angleae May 2019 #20
wasupaloopa May 2019 #2
Roy Rolling May 2019 #23
Dennis Donovan May 2019 #3
sandensea May 2019 #19
Sneederbunk May 2019 #5
Hotler May 2019 #32
Hortensis May 2019 #6
LastLiberal in PalmSprings May 2019 #7
sinkingfeeling May 2019 #8
Maxheader May 2019 #9
turbinetree May 2019 #10
dhill926 May 2019 #26
Marcuse May 2019 #11
alwaysinasnit May 2019 #12
RedParrot May 2019 #13
Dawson Leery May 2019 #14
keithbvadu2 May 2019 #15
Evolve Dammit May 2019 #16
keithbvadu2 May 2019 #17
JohnnyRingo May 2019 #21
BlueIdaho May 2019 #22
Snellius May 2019 #24
pwb May 2019 #25
dhill926 May 2019 #27
Runningdawg May 2019 #28
Haggis for Breakfast May 2019 #29
Initech May 2019 #30
EarthFirst May 2019 #31

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 05:21 PM

1. That is a reasonable assumption

There hasn't been a West Point class that hasn't seen combat.

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Response to hack89 (Reply #1)

Sat May 25, 2019, 05:22 PM

4. You think they need chicken hawks to tell them that?

 

Who will send them to die in wars of opportunity and tellling you they died for your freedom

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Response to wasupaloopa (Reply #4)

Sat May 25, 2019, 11:08 PM

18. Who is the last president to have combat experience?

If that is the criteria then we should have shut the doors on the Pentagon decades ago....

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Response to former9thward (Reply #18)

Sun May 26, 2019, 02:11 AM

20. I believe that would be George HW Bush

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 05:21 PM

2. As a Vietnam veteran FUCK you Pence and trump

 

chicken hawk pieces of shit!

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Response to wasupaloopa (Reply #2)

Sun May 26, 2019, 09:56 AM

23. Two thanks

One, for being a Vietnam vet. Those of our generation know your sacrifice, even if the newspapers highlighted the ungrateful. Thanks.

Two, for being a Democrat and not losing your values as you grew older. Sadly, it's mostly people our age who are the problem. They are loudmouths like Pence, thinking younger people will buy his and Trump's cowardly example. Younger people are smarter than that.

Which gives me hope. Right-wing zealots whose only strategy is to run out the clock run the risk of losing the war of attrition. And as Winston Churchill famously wrote (loosely), "I am unable to attend the funeral but I certainly approve of it".

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 05:22 PM

3. Um...

Mikey HateGaybutlikelyGayHimselfHelpMeMommyPence?



Pence looking at the gipper's... *cough*

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #3)

Sun May 26, 2019, 12:14 AM

19. Exactly. And the Gipper was said to be, at the very least, somewhat ambivalent himself.

During his Hollywood/TV days they called him "Rainbow Ronnie."

Hey, it's no one's business - but when it comes to these politicos who basically made a career out of encouraging others to be hateful to LGBTs, minorities, immigrants, etc. they then make it our business.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 05:40 PM

5. May have to storm the White House.

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Response to Sneederbunk (Reply #5)

Mon May 27, 2019, 10:15 AM

32. To issue an eviction notice. And then

grab all the Trump family personal belongings and throw them out in the street like what is done to poor people when they can't pay the rent.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 06:01 PM

6. The free world does not equal his Christian dominion.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 06:33 PM

7. "...so pick out your plot in the Arlington Cemetary now, and avoid the rush."



This Memorial Day, let us not forget those who paid the ultimate price for their country.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 06:37 PM

8. He forgot, "But most of you will be fighting for our god-appointed king's

business buddies, stealing the world's resources."

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 06:43 PM

9. Uh....



West point class of 2019...? Canada is nice in the summer...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 07:00 PM

10. Fuck You Pence and your fucking criminal boss..............and this comment.......

"As you accept the mantle of leadership I promise you, your commander in chief will always have your back. President Donald Trump is the best friend the men and women of our armed forces will ever have."

If I was to give a address to these young men and woman that is so close to D-Day, I would have said................

On a June night 75 years ago, a plane with young men in the stick was being led on its way into Normandy, that plane was called the "That's All, Brother", it was leading over 800 planes with 13,000 men into battle on that night.

There was another plane that was going into Normandy, that was in that second formation of the 82nd Airborne on there way to Sainte-Mère-Église, which was going to be dropping its stick, that plane that was leading the 61st Troop Carrier Group was called the , Virginia Ann, two paratroopers on that flight would die in combat...............................



But nope, you have the audacity asshole to say this ....................because your criminal boss has no experience to relate too, to have served like those young men will be asked to do, but you and him and your asshole party will use them has cannon fodder to justify your sick intent of your imaginary patriotism ...........................

"As you accept the mantle of leadership I promise you, your commander in chief will always have your back. President Donald Trump is the best friend the men and women of our armed forces will ever have."


Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Tammy Duckworth nailed the chickenhawk's.................. your basically asshole's ................





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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 08:03 PM

11. Good people on both sides?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 08:18 PM

12. It would have been awesome if one of the class yelled out to him "You first, motherf*cker!"

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 08:27 PM

13. Chicken hawk Pence

 

Pence is telling graduates that their draft dodging commander in chief is going to send them to die in one of his vanity wars. Easy for those two to send others to war.

Puke!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 08:27 PM

14. More sacrifices to the sky fairy for the new crusade.

PIG!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 09:15 PM

15. Time to go to sick call to have the bone spurs checked. CinC Trump will have your back.

Time to go to sick call to have the bone spurs checked.

CinC Trump will have your back.

(sarcasm?)

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 09:38 PM

16. So let me understand this: Trump/ Pence never served but are telling grads Let's prepare to die??

FOR WHAT ASSHOLE? Got some plans we don't know about? Of course you do.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 10:37 PM

17. " I promise you, your commander in chief will always have your back."

" I promise you, your commander in chief will always have your back."

Trump killed four of our troops in Niger.

Our military requested more resources for Niger mission(s) but the Trump administration refused them.

http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-trump-niger-20171019-story.html

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 02:13 AM

21. Trump will always have their back

Way, way back.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 03:30 AM

22. Chickenhawk

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 10:20 AM

24. Not so pro-life when it comes to killing in unnecessary wars.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 11:41 AM

25. Right....

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 12:23 PM

27. you first ya skeevy fuck...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 12:51 PM

28. Ring Knockers are the elite

they see combat a 1000 miles from the lines in a cushie little bunker, where they sacrifice the poor like pawns on a chessboard.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 09:59 PM

29. His comments were beyond inappropriate.

His lies were unbecoming. And these young leaders know better than to believe ANYTHING coming out of this administration.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 01:42 AM

30. Reminds me of a George Carlin quote:

"Conservatives want live babies so they can raise them to be dead soldiers."

So much for being pro life.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 09:48 AM

31. Trump has your back "In the rear with the gear..." nt

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