Would YOU hire this clown?

More than two-thirds of America’s youth would fail to qualify for military service because of physical, behavioral or educational shortcomings, posing challenges to building the next generation of soldiers even as the U.S. draws down troops from conflict zones.

The military deems many youngsters ineligible due to obesity, lack of a high-school diploma, felony convictions and prescription-drug use for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. But others are now also running afoul of standards for appearance amid the growing popularity of large-scale tattoos and devices called ear gauges that create large holes in earlobes.

A few weeks ago, Brittany Crippen said she tried to enlist in the Army, only to learn that a tattoo of a fish on the back of her neck disqualified her. Determined to join, the 19-year-old college student visited a second recruiting center in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and was rejected again.

Apologetic recruiters encouraged her to return after removing the tattoo, a process she was told would take about year. “I was very upset,” Ms. Crippen said.

“The quality of people willing to serve has been declining rapidly,” said Gen. Batschelet.

Good canon fodder is become increasingly hard to find, better re-institute the draft.

  1. whatiswrongwiththeotherguy says:

    Tattoo(s) banned? How the heck did Popeye get into the Navy?

    • popeye's notes says:

      ah hem… page 6.

      just say “skibbiddydodabop, slide on this you skinny midshipman”

    • Batshit NUTS says:

      Getting into the Navy is easy when you’re a blank slate KID! That’s how Popeye got in. Of course, that was a different generation too.

      These days, kids are encouraged to express themselves before they go and do something stupid like try and serve in the armed forces. And we all know just how smart kids are. Just look at that picture! (Hint: it doesn’t get any easier when they have liberal ass village elder retards teaching them.)

  2. RE@DER says:

    Witness if you will, a dungeon, made out of mountains, salt flats, and sand that stretch to infinity. The dungeon has an inmate: James A. Corry. And this is his residence: a metal shack. An old touring car that squats in the sun and goes nowhere – for there is nowhere to go. For the record, let it be known that James A. Corry is a convicted criminal placed in solitary confinement. Confinement in this case stretches as far as the eye can see, because this particular dungeon is on an asteroid nine-million miles from the Earth. Now witness, if you will, a man’s mind and body shriveling in the sun, a man dying of loneliness. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lonely_%28The_Twilight_Zone%29

    All the space shuttle funding went to Russia and we are spending more on prisons. If you are cruel, hear ye hear ye, space is a prison. Washington managed to turn all the promise into another prison and the schools are closing in Chicago. The racketeers are expanding. Now they need more troops? We’re going to an asteroid. Not exactly the moon or Mars. It’s not a police state, it’s a police galaxy. Now they can’t stop crime, so they’ve figured out how to make it a monopoly. Less honesty and no competition. Soaring new debt. Not much science funding though. More robots to clean up the mess the people made in Japan.

  3. Batshit NUTS says:

    For those of you who had thought bobbo was long winded and crazy (nothing new there)… We have a new winner!!! Take a wild fucking guess who that is.

    Either that or Bobbo’s alternate personality is off the meds again.

    I am reminded of a quotation I heard somewhere (Shakespeare’s Macbeth, I think), “Me thinks thou dost protest too much.”

    • Give it a rest says:

      Where did this incoherent, bandwidth wasting, add-nothing “contributor” come from?

      How about replacing all his/her posts with tinyurl links?

      RE@DING would be optional.

  4. jpfitz says:

    AGREED!!!! JCD or whoever is minding the store, please, oh please help us. Your loyal longtime community is being invaded by, well I don’t and won’t point my zeros and ones.

  5. Mr Diesel says:

    How about replacing RE@DER’s pablum with a link to Goatse.

    Be about as pertinent.

  6. ± says:

    If that loser votes, he votes R/D.

  7. Sea Lawyer says:

    Well, if we want to look back to the philosophical justifications of the welfare state to support the state’s capacity to mobilize the citizenry to fight wars; then I suppose that as part of the contract for gaining these welfare programs, citizens should be compelled to be eligible for conscription into military service.

    In this light, I’m all for outlawing obesity and body mutilation.

  8. Pierre Larsen says:

    Concerning the picture.

    That is one ugly alien.


Bad Behavior has blocked 5417 access attempts in the last 7 days.