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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. RE@DER says:

    Cloak and dagger stories became part of the popular culture of the Cold War in both East and West, with innumerable novels and movies that showed how polarized and dangerous the world was.[1] Soviet audiences thrilled at spy stories showing how their KGB agents protected the motherland by foiling dirty work by America’s nefarious CIA, Britain’s devious MI-6, and Israel’s devilish Mossad. After 1963, Hollywood increasingly depicted the CIA as clowns (as in the comedy TV series “Get Smart”) or villains (as in Oliver Stone’s “JFK” (1992). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_during_the_Cold_War

    “It was the autumn of the year 1950″; and from stories
    embodying quotations from Omar Khayyam, and full of a mellow pessimism;
    and from stories in which the gay nocturnal life of the Latin Quarter is
    described by an author living in Dubuque, Iowa; and from stories of
    thought transference, mental healing and haunted houses; and from
    newspaper stories in which a cub reporter solves the mystery of the
    Snodgrass murder and is promoted to dramatic critic on the field, or in
    which a city editor who smokes a corn-cob pipe falls in love with a
    sob-sister; and from stories about trained nurses, young dramatists,
    baseball players, heroic locomotive engineers, settlement workers,
    clergymen, yeggmen, cowboys, Italians, employés of the Hudson Bay
    Company and great detectives; and from stories in which the dissolute
    son of a department store owner tries to seduce a working girl in his
    father’s employ and then goes on the water wagon and marries her as a
    tribute to her virtue; and from stories in which the members of a
    yachting party are wrecked on a desert island in the South Pacific, and
    the niece of the owner of the yacht falls in love with the bo’sun; and
    from manuscripts accompanied by documents certifying that the incidents
    and people described are real, though cleverly disguised; and from
    authors who send in saucy notes when their offerings are returned with
    insincere thanks; and from lady authors who appear with satirical
    letters of introduction from the low, raffish rogues who edit rival
    magazines–good Lord, deliver us!

    Snowden is selling magazines for selling out the country.

    I.–The Rewards of Science_

    Once upon a time there was a surgeon who spent seven years perfecting an
    extraordinarily delicate and laborious operation for the cure of a rare
    and deadly disease. In the process he wore out $400 worth of knives and
    saws and used up $6,000 worth of ether, splints, guinea pigs, homeless
    dogs and bichloride of mercury. His board and lodging during the seven
    years came to $2,875. Finally he got a patient and performed the
    operation. It took eight hours and cost him $17 more than his fee of
    $20….

    One day, two months after the patient was discharged as cured, the
    surgeon stopped in his rambles to observe a street parade. It was the
    annual turnout of Good Hope Lodge, No. 72, of the Patriotic Order of
    American Rosicrucians. The cured patient, marching as Supreme Worthy
    Archon, wore a lavender baldric, a pea-green sash, an aluminum helmet
    and scarlet gauntlets, and carried an ormolu sword and the blue
    polka-dot flag of a rear-admiral….

    With a low cry the surgeon jumped down a sewer and was seen no more.

  2. 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.)

      • pedro says:

        The guy in the pic suffers a mental disorder but either he wasn’t given the proper care in time or fell into the liberal interpretation of the mental health profession we’ve been suffering for quite some time.

        • jpfitz says:

          What’s the opposing interpretation to mental health since you must know, please…do tell. I’d not have known that the whole of the mental health system was formed by the liberal agenda.

          Someone outta do a top ten like Letterman of that young “Man” in the photo.

          I hope those are all non-ferrous metal items on his body.

          The armed services have relaxed their requirements. Kids on street drugs and troubled are getting in. But tattoo’s, more tats may scare the “enemy”. COME ON!

          • pedro says:

            I didn’t say it was formed on a liberal agenda but rather it has been deformed by the liberal agenda.

            Kinda like thugs getting law degrees has brought down the legal system.

          • Tim says:

            Ohh, button up, pedro. And go and critique all of Reader’s posts.

          • jpfitz says:

            So, Pedro…You’re saying that the pharma industry is run by Liberals who have distorted healthcare with the outcome exampled in the photo posted by Mc.

            Or…he didn’t get help before he mutilated his body, especially since the guy doesn’t look like he belongs to a Amazonian tribe.

            Which, and do a top ten.

          • pedro says:

            What the hell does calling on the liberul agenda on the psychiatric/psychology profession has anything to do with the pharma industry? Geez! No wonder you don’t get a thing but have to say, is quite cute seeing you so adamantly defend the liberul agenda

            Wanna see the effects of the liberul agenda on those professions? Go have a look at the evolution of the DSM from the 70’s ’til today.

          • pedro says:

            The only link I can see between psychiatry and big pharma (although I didn’t bring up that link before) is how their abuse of drugs highlights liberul hypocrisy… if anything.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Mr Diesel says:

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

    Be about as pertinent.

    • pedro says:

      More like linking to the never gonna give you up video.

      This blog has been rickroll’d

  7. ± says:

    If that loser votes, he votes R/D.

    • pedro says:

      D is the safest bet although I cannot see a will to vote on that subject

  8. 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.

  9. Pierre Larsen says:

    Concerning the picture.

    That is one ugly alien.