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Update: Over the weekend, our Facebook page was commented on by U.S. Navy sailor Aaron Lesseski and his fiancee, claiming that a fake “soldier” had stolen his story.

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After getting in contact with Aaron Lesseski and confirming that the post was originally about his personal experience, we’ve included his original post below. We have nothing but respect for his service to this country, and we’re glad to see Aaron’s story is getting the recognition it deserves.

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Whether liberals want to admit it or not, there’s still a current war going on against our own service members here in America. The blatant disrespect some people have for those who serve our country is absolutely disgusting.

A military veteran who had served two tours in Afghanistan (and is still on active duty) went to a restaurant and happened to ask the cashier if they offered any discounts to military personnel.

We’ll let the soldier’s Facebook post tell the rest of this heartwarming story:

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Share his story as a message to all anti-military people that we will NEVER stop supporting our troops!

  • Hillarybilly

    He was being too kind. The lady standing behind him was Hillary Clinton.

    • jackp_7788

      I was gonna go with Michelle Obama …

      • Mark Power

        So in April 2011, the first lady and Vice President Joe Biden’s wife, Dr. Jill Biden, decided to act, forming “Joining Forces,” to bring attention to the unique needs and strengths of America’s soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines.With the help of Joining Forces, 2,000 companies have hired or trained 125,000 veterans or military spouses. First lady Michelle Obama announced Wednesday the launch of a nationwide philanthropic effort to raise millions of dollars to help military families receive the support they need.

        • Stammon

          Bleh, all politics.

          • Michael Antonino

            Snarf

          • Stammon

            Derp.

          • Alan

            If they would have done nothing, you would surely blast them for it. When they do something, you disregard it.

          • prttymn

            of course. Only you are a true American. The Liberal Democrats couldn’t possibly care about PEOPLE

        • Brian Hill

          Never happened.. Michelle Obama has never done anything for our military other the shame it! There fixed!

          • Steven Holbrook

            Bullshit, happens all the time.

          • scooter

            You didn’t read the post he replied to, did you?

          • Brian Hill

            Never said it didn’t. I was responding to Mark Powers bullshit..

          • Douglas Goodin
          • Bob ONeil

            Thanks, Douglas.

          • Brian Hill

            Do you believe everything that comes off that site to hold truth??

          • Brian Hill

            Why don’t you ask the real men and women who serve give the real truth about how they get lied to and mistreated..

          • Running Welder

            I work with those real men and women and live amongst a great deal more than you have ever seen. Come to Norfolk Virginia and tell everyone how this never happened and hope your sorry pathetic ass doesn’t get sent home in a bucket by the people you say it hasn’t helped.

          • Lisa Wiese

            You are a damn liar, I live on a base, and they get screwed on a regular bases, There is a reason Democrats are always trying to suppress the military vote, Reenlistment is at an all time low, and the VA is still putting patients off until they die. To quote a government site on this, is to prove what a colossal idiot you are, and if it makes you feel better about the way the military is treated, to believe Obama’s propaganda, then don’t inhale, because the sand will choke you.

          • Guillaume Meyer

            Another Private’s wife with no sense! Re-enlistment is going strong! Democrats just passed the largest military pay raise in decades. Republicans have voted down every Veteran bill in the last forever (p.s. I’m in that category. Your welcome)!

          • voncile fullwood

            where in the hell did you get this information because that”s a damn lie the little raise they get is like a little pot they can piss in they did not get one this time and neither did Social Security get a raise Obama and cronies has dipped into the money in the middle of the night and rob it and there is nothing left the Democrats are the ones who votes down everything if it is not for their benefit because all of the Democrats are on Obama’s roll call

          • Ray Mullins
          • shannab13

            Which raise is this? We didn’t get it. 13 years in, 7 combat deployments. Still active duty.

          • innchfromnj

            Pay raise?
            Umm that VA bill had so much pork and other nonsense in it, a blind person could see it was a scam.

          • Guillaume Meyer
          • Mindy

            You do know that HP is uber-liberal right? Why should we believe anything they say?

          • B4Cons

            Because truth has a liberal bias.

          • Mindy

            Vote for Trump and end the madness.

          • B4Cons

            Please show us any proof to back up your azzA9 statement:

            “There is a reason Democrats are always trying to suppress the military vote….”

          • Jimmy Smith

            I retired at age 39 with a little over 20 year. I get nothing until I’m 65. My jod (MOS) was chemical operations specialist (54B20). I’m 52 now and will be lucky if I see 55.

          • Jason Brandt

            You’re too old to live on a base.

          • prttymn

            Did you serve? I did. I’m a liberal Democrat. And proud of it. Served under President Reagan. Didn’t trust him, didn’t like him. Still respected him. He was my Commander and Chief. Guess I’m just a better person and American.

          • Brian Hill

            Before you open your liberal mouth take you liberal mouse and scroll up to the original posters comment and read from there. Thank you, brought to you by the non liberal people who stand against lazy people who will bitch about anything rather then see what they are bitching about…

          • Douglas Goodin

            Do you have any evidence that this particular program does not exist?

          • Jimmy Smith

            the hire a vet has been around forever they change the name from time to time. I found on the net 3 companies that were founded based on these programs.

          • Guillaume Meyer

            But you believe everything from faux news!

          • voncile fullwood

            you don’t have to listen to the news when you are in the Military or have served you know the facts and they are we have a stupid ass president who don’t give a damn about the Military nor the American people so screw you know it all

          • Brian Hill

            If ignorance was a gift you would be an idiot savant.

          • John Schlutz

            yes..should i believe npr…abc cbs nbc cnn?

          • innchfromnj

            And you believe everything the Huff and Puffington post says.

          • Stammon

            If you believe that site, why not believe that Obama’s LFBC is a forgery? The serial number in the upper right is composed of dot matrix and grey scale. Obvious poor quality forgery.

            Look here;
            https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/rss_viewer/birth-certificate-long-form.pdf

            Magnify it all the way and look at the last number. If you trust this site, then you must trust this image. Obama is a lie.

          • Douglas Goodin

            The president was born in Hawaii and the Whitehouse site is real. Also vaccines work and do not cause autism, 911 was NOT planned by the Bush administration, global warming is happening, the CIA did not kill Kennedy, the moon landings happened, GMOs are not hazardous to health, aliens did not crash in Roswell, the Pope is not the anti-Christ, the Holocaust did actually happen, there is no such thing as the Illuminati, water fluoridation is not a government conspiracy, there is no New World Order, reptilian aliens are not running the US government, ancient aliens did not visit earth, Princess DIana was not killed by the Royal Family, you do not have a computer chip implanted in your body, there is no war on Christmas, and unicorns don’t really exist. Freeing yourself from nonsensical beliefs is liberating. Try it.

          • Stammon

            I don’t know where Obama was born, his grandmother says Kenya. Also, AGW is BS, as CO2 warming is logarithmic, and we are into 1/infinity effects after 180 PPM. The first is opinion (ie: I don’t know), the second is physical law.
            In all the other stuff I agree with you.
            Did you look at the LFBC?

          • Douglas Goodin

            All of the things I mentioned are equally wrong. AGW is not BS, otherwise, how to explain the fact that the stratosphere is cooling, while the troposphere warms? I do research in climatebiosphere interaction. My background is in earthplanetary science. If anyone can show me a way to explain this observation without invoking LW EMR absorption by tripartite molecules in the troposphere, I’ll listen. So far, no one has.

          • Guillaume Meyer

            His Grandmother said nothing of the sort!

          • pawz63

            I’ve read his grandmothers says Obama was born in Kenya.

          • B4Cons

            I’ve read that Aliens have landed …. must be true then, if you read it and all..

          • voncile fullwood

            Kenya…that is why he keeps his BC under lock and key

          • B4Cons

            Lets see current and past GOP Presidential Candidates Ted Cruz and John McCain were born OUT OF THE U.S. to an American Mother and therefore are U.S. Citizens ….. Wing Nuts think That if President Obama was born in Kenya to an American Mother he shouldn’t have the same Right…. Typical Conservanut “Logic”…. I also love the “CO2 warming is logarithmic” …. and “it’s physical law” …. LOL … Wing Nuts… LMAO…

          • Miss Kitty

            And Jehovah God is a fairy tale by Jews?

          • Butch

            Trolling runs deep in this one and so does stupid

          • Guillaume Meyer

            You a special kind of stupid?

          • Jon Goff

            Look, I don’t like Obama any more than you do, but facts are facts. You are on the Internet, the largest collection of knowledge the world has ever seen. The answer is literally seconds away, two mouse clicks is all it took to find that Mr Power was telling the truth. It’s all well and good to despise Obama’s politics, his abuses of power, his arrogance and incompetence, but if we start disregarding facts, whether we like them or not… well, I’m sorry, that’s worse for America than ten terms of Obama.

            For those of you too lazy to perform two mouse clicks, try one:

            https://www.whitehouse.gov/joiningforces/about

          • Ed

            Long before MO or JB decided they wanted a photo op for political reasons there were many organizations promoting…and many companies actively recruiting Vet’s. The company I work for has had Veteran outreach programs in place for as long as I can remember.

          • RealityObserver

            First – these “partnerships” have been around for a LONG time. At least since Gulf I, when a lot of people returned to find that their job really wasn’t held (and quite a few stop loss were finally released).

            Second – ANYTHING that these two are involved with, I want to see the REAL books on it. Clinton Foundation, anyone?

          • Undercover Brother

            Steven, do you know how to respond to a message thread ??

          • Trev

            Looks like he responded ok to me. Seems you’re the only joker here that had a problem with it.

          • Undercover Brother

            Looks like you don’t know either.

          • Jimmie

            No fast food chain especially McDonalds could give a puck less about the military. If you’re so clueless to even ask about a military discount from that franchise then you need to stay your ass at home, and this is coming from a three time – 5 point veteran right here before anyone tries to say anything.

          • Dave Sargent

            Umm. I’m kind of confused. What the hell is a three time minus 5 point veteran? Are you still in the process of talking to a recruiter or taking the entrance exam?

          • Jimmie

            No I meant I was deployed to a combat zone three times, and 5 point preference means that I served and was deployed to a war zone, can also mean I came home un hurt nor was injured. If I was injured that would be a veteran with a 10 point preference.

          • Dave Sargent

            Okay. Got it. But I’ve got to call “bullshit”
            A three timer calls themselves “3 timer”. No 5 point reference is needed.

          • Jimmie

            I was just throwing it out there to designate what type of veteran I am. Most people wouldn’t even have known that in the first place if you still think Im BSing. And not necessarily 3 timer just dont sound right.

          • Jimmie

            And just like the two other people that agree with you, they are most likely couch sitting potato chip eating people that don’t know shit either

          • Miss Kitty

            Thank you my true American for your service to our country. I am proud to meet you and glad you came back alive and in one piece. Honor to country is not dead.

          • Jimmie

            Thanks Miss Kitty! Those words mean alot.

          • Capiscan

            David – how come you don’t know this? I knew exactly what Jimmie meant. Might be because I served 20 years on active duty

          • Rob Cary

            Who said it was McDonalds?

          • Jimmie

            No one did I’m just commenting on a article with a picture of a McDonald’s setting that tells a thousand tales. you see articles like this all the time, to me it’s another click bait so of course I’m gonna comment on what I see.

          • thoughtsandconcerns

            Onslow Co SO ???

          • caved1ver

            A agree with your assessment of Mr. Power’s post.

          • Dan Pavelich

            Of course it never happened. Just like we didn’t send soldiers to Iraq W without the proper equipment. Remember Rumsfeld’s “You go to war with the army you have” defense?

          • Brian Hill

            I was not commenting on the story posted on this site. I was responding to the bullshit Mark posted! Wake up people!

          • Capiscan

            I hate Donald Rumsfield with a passion.

          • Joseph

            Happens all the time.

          • Brian Hill

            For god sake read the god damn original posters comment before opening your god damn mouth.

          • bill

            Do you live in a liberal cave?

          • Peter Cila

            Mrs. obama have never done such a thing…

          • Brian Hill

            She has done nothing but rape American tax payers off period!

          • Guillaume Meyer

            Well she’s not a politician and do some fact checking because she has for military families

          • Brian Hill

            Again read Marks post “First lady (Michelle Obama) announced Wednesday the launch of a nationwide
            philanthropic effort to raise millions of dollars to help military
            families receive the support they need.”
            Seriously quit sniffing glue..

          • Guillaume Meyer

            Just like you shame us all

          • Brian Hill

            Excuse me? Elaborate . I don’t mind an opinion but if your going to spit nonsence out there you might as well try putting alittle effort into it,

        • eaglewindspirit .

          Yes, make someone else who is responsible and mature pay for what the government is responsible for!

          • r. sexton

            I think the guy who paid did it out of respect and gratitude and not because he was made to do it. But, I get your point.

          • Ruth Peltier

            The Government has nothing to do with the discounts businesses give to military. And it was great that someone paid for his meal. He deserves a lot more than that.

          • Joe Gawron

            I work with a ex marine who got blown up in Iraq,one day at lunch we were all going to the coffee truck and asked him if he was going,he said he had no lunch money .I told him it would be an honor to buy him lunch!

          • Carona

            No such thing as an “ex” Marine (with a capital M). Once a Marine, Always a Marine. Thank you for buying his lunch. 🙂

          • Trev

            A lot of civilians do not know to call them Former Marine. Its not a big deal.

          • Thomas Piercy

            I am a 72 year old Marine veteran.

          • John Willis

            there not ‘former” they are always Semper Fi

          • Stephen Siefferman

            Marines are never ex Marines
            ….even when they die in combat !

          • Bruce Smith

            Actually, there are: those who either got the Big Chicken Dinner, a dishonerable, or other less than dishonerable. If ya couldn’t hack the contract then you don’t rate the title.

          • Earl Needham

            They’re ex when they get kicked out.

            At least that’s what our Drill Instructors told us in San Diego in 1977.

          • Miss Kitty

            Amen

          • TexSizzle

            Actually, an ex-Marine is one who was dishonorably discharged or who deserted.

          • caved1ver

            The “mature” gentleman voluntarily paid for the service member’s meal out of respect for his uniform and service.

          • Dawn Appelberg

            Actually the goverment is not responsible for his meal. He recieved his BAS and per diem if he was TDY.

          • Ina Springer

            rofl…responding to a civilian with acronyms like BAS and TDY. smh.

          • sharoninOhio

            She probably saw that on an episode of “Madame Secretary”

          • Capiscan

            Or maybe she actually knows what she’s talking about instead of spewing fecal material. Just a thought.

        • barry

          So who’s in jail over the VA scandal? Who’s even been fired?? Why did your president skip over visiting the VA Hospital in Phoenix for a photo op???

          • Daniel Noval

            Cause it’s just a fucking photo op, the man has more important shit to do. Get your priorities straight you ass hat.

          • Ryan Evans

            Yeah Like Golf 65 days out of the year! Its you and everyone else who voted for this douches fault our country is so divided right now! Is that what you all wanted? to live in constant turmoil attacking each other, because that’s what we got.

          • Paul V

            I take it you meant “365” days a year, eh?

          • Barnard Brown

            no. In 16 states there are 365 days, in the other 57 states there are only 65.

          • Paul V

            Oops, I forgot to use Obie’s Muzzie calender.

          • Bawrence

            The country isn’t divided, a few sore losers are hardly worth considering.

          • TeaPartyGeezer
          • Ryan Evans

            Quote, the country isnt divided.Really Bawrence !see everyone , liberalism truly is a mental disorder. Believe me you will be on the wrong side of history!

          • Bawrence

            Your paranoid, deluded fools are mostly old white men and more of you are dying off every day. Your opinion grows more irrelevant every day.

          • mudhead

            That’s about the stupidest thing I’ve heard since Cankles or o open their mouths and words fall out. Paint with a broad racists brush with anti constitutional vomit and pipe dreams much? Just wondering.
            Ever learned of history or civics?

          • John Willis

            and they call us racists ?

          • mudhead

            See how well that works? It’s because I assume your race and age, will curse you for what I am purely guessing based on your skin and age, which I’m also guessing, so I’m right. Therefore, You’re a racist and I’m not.

            Just how idiotic can people get? Oh. NEVERMIND. Answered my own question. Unfortunately, they can drive cars and vote, the last while both living and when dead.

            Gotta love the fact I’ve never. ever. heard a convincing argument on anything conjured up from the disasters this government has produced. But the playground name calling has become the defacto reply to any mere suggestion history has proven without exception that every move this admin makes has failed in the past and every time support was that “this time we will get it right. Ignore prior failure.”

            Every. Single. Time. But somehow this horrid, submission, painful, leading to destruction, dangerous crap is supposed to work, according to so-called “people” like the sorry poster above. Guess he’s hoping for his entitled power in the new world of fluffy utopian happyville.

            You know, America’s been around for a few hundred years plus, governed by one constitution, gone though it’s pains, but survived to where people from all over the world want to come and live. Still. For centuries now. Never has that stopped. And people have thrived from hard work and the chance to pursue their dreams.

            Name one communist country that can say the same. They don’t exist. Nobody can point to a socialist/communist/citizen rights deprived country that has been a magnet for free people to live and work.

          • Bawrence

            I can only explain it to you, I can’t understand it for you.

          • mudhead

            That’s a nice groundless, factless, foolish reply. Have fun in your little bubble world and try not to hurt anyone with your actions driven from fluffy statements by the administration, who share your fantasyland

          • Bawrence

            Have you accepted the newfangled title for your condition, or are you still hanging onto senile dementia?

          • Ironaltar

            You have Martin O’Malley, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton—all OLD AND WHITE. We have Rubio, Cruz, Carson, Fiorina, Jindal… The ’70’s called they want their Libtard talking points back.

          • Zoey Montero

            exactly. The Dems have THREE OLD WRINKLED HAS-BEEN WHITE PASTEY LOSERS running for President

          • Andy Delin

            Yes and lets see what the republicans put up last time. A box of rocks and the living dead. Palin / McCain

          • CherDash

            No wonder you’re a lib. You don’t even realize McCain/Palin was 2008. 2012 (the actual last presidential election), the GOP candidates were Romney/Ryan. And the only reason we lost in 2008 was that RINO McCain.

          • erleebird

            Agree – however, Harry Reid made some untruthful comments about Romney within the “sanctity” of the podium. People are quick to believe negative statements, and were very willing to believe Hateful Harry when he lied about Romney’s income tax.

          • tummyfat

            A fools error in thinking Palin would steer the ticket. GOP mess up. Similar mess up when they let Romney back off on rebuttals.

          • mudhead

            And a little voter fraud shenanigans.

          • CherDash

            A little?

            Democrat: The party of dead, child, pet, multiple, felon, and illegal alien voters! Edit: And the party of intimidators.

          • mudhead

            You’re talking to Rip van winkle, though past and present are equal mysteries to him. Don’t mind him. Maybe he’s happy in his special place.

          • Capiscan

            And you are down to 9 Wrinkled old has been pastey losers? Or is it 8?

          • Rick Isaak

            You have a vote dodger, a previously dual citizen anarchist that helped shutdown the government and cost taxpayers money for nothing, a guy who can separate Siamese twins but can’t understand foreign policy, a woman that failed at leading a Fortune 500 company but somehow wants to lead a vast and diverse nation….and Jindal dropped out awhile ago! What about Trump? You failed to mention him. This is why I vote Independent..

          • Kamelhaj

            All this – from an Obeyme voter!

          • tedster98

            good. We NEED TO SHUTDOWN the government so it cannot do anymore damage! – and return to our founding principles. Cruz is not an anarchist. Apparently you are too ignorant to know what an anarchist is. He is a constitutional conservative.

          • Raymond Tower

            Wow you aren’t very bright are you. You commie body named Reid shut down the government (limited) by refusing to Un-Constitutionality allow votes on budgets sent to the Senate from the house. Then the clown in the WH, illegally and un-Constitutionally prevented the American people from visiting our Monuments paid for by private funds and donations. You just love to rewrite history.

          • Bawrence

            A shame they can’t vote themselves into office. A few hundred of their rabid base die off every day, it just ain’t gonna happen.

          • mudhead

            You mean “base” including all the surviving vets who went and fought for your country, watched their friends horrifically die and fought with their own lives on the line to bring the world war to an end? And their families?

            Is that who you’re referring to?

            So you can grow up in your safe space, tout the benefits of a system, communism, that has never ever been successful in making any country’s citizens lives better than American citizens have been blessed to be a part of? Is that your point?

            Ever been told to respect those who’ve sacrificed for you, anything about the merits of dignity and honesty, to give of yourself to others, US history, civics…?

            Please move to a nice communist utopia in Africa or Asia and write to let us know how you’re lovin’ every minute of it. Better yet, don’t bother. You won’t be allowed to send it out anyway.

          • Bawrence

            It is unfortunate that so many of our surviving vets suffer from TBI, the rest of us hold things together as best we can.

          • mudhead

            You mean vets should have come out of service as communist, but didn’t?

          • Castlewater

            You’re a freaking moron!

          • Zoey Montero

            have fun living in a hellhole created by the moron-in-chief. The problem with liberals/democrats–they’ll vote for the biggest douchiest Democrat—no matter what, to spite the Republicans….because Dems are intolerant aholes who exploit minorities for VOTES. and hate republicans. They’d rather have muslim thug immigrants flood this country—if it SPITES the GOP. The Dems are NOT for this country. Their desires popularized by their lame-ass candidates is to fk over the GOP first and foremost–the hell with the country. You’re the DELUSIONAL fool who feels victimized by the white man. go fk yourself

          • Kamelhaj

            Democrats actually hate black Americans – with a passion!

          • John Willis

            thats why a majority were plantation owning KKK members

          • stellar1

            @ Zoey Finally someone who has a Brain!!!

          • Zoey Montero

            oh by the way–Obozo’s lapdog media praising his basketball exploits for years. Word to Bawrence. Obama sucks at basketball…and prances around like he’s gay. Oh wait…….Chicago socialites claim he is gay. makes sense

          • chicagofred

            He is,CPD has a video of ob &raham leaving a gay bath-house in Chicago.I’ve seen it.

          • Kamelhaj

            I see that you are a proud product of Public School indoctrination!

          • Bawrence

            I see that you are hopelessly uneducated. Too bad.

          • mudhead

            A wealth of facts and history, you are, by golly.

          • Bawrence

            I’m sure it appears so, to idiots like yourself.

          • Buckshot67

            LOL really? Have you had a look at your geriatric candidates lately? You know, the old crusty woman and dipsh*t who was around when socialism was founded? talk about hypocrisy

          • Bawrence

            We were discussing their voter base–you know, the people who will elect whoever holds the office next.. You may want to work on your reading comprehension.

          • Trev

            You’re

          • Bawrence

            No. “your” denotes possession and is correct as I used it. Substitute “You are” in there as you’ve suggested and you’ll see how ridiculous you appear.

          • mudhead

            English major or wannabe. And vet, methinks not.

          • Bawrence

            My DD214 trumps your clearly limited ability to think, pusnuts.

          • Enderby

            “Old white men”. What’s the reason for the racist comment?

          • Guntoter

            Thousands of those “OLD WHITE MEN” are the ones who fought , and MANY DIED, to give you the right to speak your mind, EVEN WHEN YOU ARE DEAD WRONG. –
            I believe their opinion , and actions,carry far more relevance than unintelligent ranting. God bless EVERY VETERAN.

          • Undercover Brother

            But still enough of them with enough money and power to keep the niglets in their place ! LOL !

          • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

            Moonbats are the dumbest people on earth, aren’t they? 🙂

            Hillary Clinton – MWF age 68
            Bernie Sanders – MWM age 74

          • Raymond Tower

            Big talk. Where would you like to meet so this old white Vet can break your fingers and jaw to shut you up

          • jordans1

            Wanting one party( especially an uptight in other peoples business type) is communism, that is a mental disorder.

          • Rick Isaak

            “LIberalism is a disease…a disorder”…if I had a nickel for every time I read the same indoctrinated line…..and tell me why this country is not divided?

          • Kamelhaj

            You got the Liberalism/Mental disorder connection.

          • Undercover Brother

            Sadly, this country has never been more divided, thanks to barry obozo.

          • Dawn Appelberg

            This country is on the brink of civil war. It is truly terrifying how some are so insulated from reality they do not realize this.

          • Bawrence

            The rebels were soundly defeated last time, I’m looking forward to doing it again.

          • Undercover Brother

            Too funny ! You’re looking forward to doing…….what again ? Nothing, that’s what. Liberal tool fucktard is what you are.

          • Raymond Tower

            He’ll probably flee and the first sound of a real fire fight.

          • Bawrence

            I’ll take my chances against a voter base that’s dropping like flies any day.

          • Kamelhaj

            “Sore losers” – you talking about the recent elections?

          • Bawrence

            Did your party elect a black President, not once but TWICE?

          • Raymond Tower

            No party has. He is mulato

          • jordans1

            Right no president has ever golfed, gone to camp david or Crawford. GWB did 3 times as much of all of that as B.O. Can we be real at least, and not flat out lie to ourselves.

          • Kamelhaj

            At least Bush was a President, and an American.

          • Bawrence

            W was a failure, and a national embarassment.

          • CherDash

            GW quit golfing after 9/11. Barry & family don’t just go to Camp David. He and his family go to Hawaii, Martha’s Vineyard and Vail for vacay. GW’s house was in Crawford, and it was set up for his security, no expensive fancy hotels. When Barry & family go off, they get a separate plane for their *dog*. All Barry cares about is concerts at the WH, fundraisers, lavish vacations, and golf, golf, golf.

          • Bawrence

            “Western White House” ring any bells?

          • CherDash

            Like I said, he wasn’t at an exclusive exorbitant mansion or an expensive tropical island getaway. He was at his home and it was set up for his needs. Not a lot of extra taxpayer costs. You just don’t get it.

          • Bawrence

            I get it. He was goofing off clearing brush on our dime.

          • Undercover Brother

            dummy…….another lib dummy

          • Bawrence

            I call Bullshit. Remember the “Watch this drive.” video? That was after 9/11, and that wasn’t his only post-9/11 golf outing:

            http://mediamatters.org/research/2010/02/04/hannity-falsely-claims-bush-did-not-play-golf-w/160033

          • Bawrence

            Bbbbbbut–it’s OK when a white President does it, isn’t it?

          • jordans1

            Yes and its ok that GWB took far more time away from the white house and took more Executive actions.

          • Dawn Appelberg

            His golf game was sucking hard. HE also had to pack for his next vacation. OH! Wait! Passing another EO to take our rights!

          • adbj102

            It wasn’t already scripted and actors planted!

          • Archanian

            Yeah, priorities. Late for his T-Time and his foot wedge.

          • KrisMass
          • Undercover Brother

            Barry should have more important shit to do, but he wouldn’t miss a photo op, if it serves his agenda, for anything. Sounds like Barry and Daniel need to get their priorities straight.

          • Raymond Tower

            What a dick head you are. Without us Vets you wouldn’t have your freedom of speech. So we are more important that some fucking photo op

        • sissi212

          That’s the least they can do especially after spending millions and millions and millions of tax payers money on vacations!

        • r. sexton

          Perfect timing Michelle. How nice of you. The very person who said: “all of this over an damn flag,” aside to her husband, while attending a public ceremony. Too bad for her so many people can read lips. Mr. Obama nodded in agreement. It’s on YouTube if anyone cares to watch it.

        • Faye Stampe

          total BS

        • Bob Earl

          Don’t know about Jill Biden, but knowing Mooch’s dislike for anything pertaining to the military, she probably had to be coerced into participating.

        • greggreen29

          Are you referring to the lady who wasn’t proud of America until her husband was elected president? That self centered, selfish, ignorant lady?
          Are you referring to the lady who had a made up job in a hospital when her husband got into politics, making over $100,000 per year? Then when he became US Senator she got a promotion to over $300,000? Then she reduced it to a part time job, still making more than $100,000 per year? That grafty woman? The one who’s hospital job disappeared when she quit?

          Well good for her then. About time she did something decent.

          • mudhead

            Lady? That’s a stretch.

        • Paul Banta

          Do not be fooled by Hillary Clinton’s attempt to rehabilitate her term as Secretary of State ahead of the 2016 presidential election. From 2009 to 2013, Clinton embodied U.S. foreign affairs even as President Obama’s avowed policy of self-effacement descended into listless, desultory abdication. Notwithstanding her recent critiques of Obama’s performance, Clinton’s failures as Secretary of State helped bring war to Europe, an arms race to Asia, and inferno to the Middle-East. The U.S. and its international standing are weaker for Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State.

          Clinton’s mistakes began early, with her contribution to the misconceived and poorly executed Russia Reset. President Obama campaigned on a sunshine foreign policy platform, and one of his first foreign policy priorities was to improve relations with Russia. Bilateral relations froze when Russia invaded Georgia in August, 2008, and President Bush deployed warships into the Black Sea and facilitated Georgia’s recall of its combat troops from Iraq. Secretary Clinton’s first major assignment was meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Geneva in March, 2009. They drank, ate, talked, and posed for now-infamous photos in which the pair “pushed” a kitschy, red, plastic button mislabeled with the Russian word for “overcharge” instead of “reset.”

          To give substance to the show, Clinton and Lavrov discussed the U.S.’s “flexibility” on plans made during the Bush administration to build installations housing missile defense interceptors in Eastern Europe. Russia vehemently opposes locating interceptors in Eastern Europe, and Poland and the Czech Republic incurred Russia’s wrath for agreeing to host the systems anyway. Six months after the Geneva meeting, the U.S. cancelled deployment of the systems, leaving Poland and the Czech Republic bereft of the economic and security benefits of the installations but still saddled with Russian anger.

          In the first of what would become a pattern, the U.S. sacrificed allies’ interests to a rival in the fatuous hope that the rival would feel some sort of gratitude or obligation in return. The Wall Street Journal’s scathing editorial has proven prescient. TheJournal warned that bowing to Russian pressure would only encourage it to demand ever more concessions and that “[n]ext time, perhaps, the West can be seduced into trading away the pro-Western government of Georgia, or even Ukraine.” The Journal continued that “inclusion in NATO and EU was supposed to have [ended great power use of Eastern and Central Europe as bargaining chips], but Russia’s new assertiveness, including its willingness to cut off energy supplies in winter and invade Georgia last year, is reviving powerful fears.” The Journal and a litany of foreign policy commentators rightly predicted that Putin would take such gestures only as an invitation to aggression.

          Five years later, Russia’s annexation of Crimea is a fait accompli. Russian armored vehicles and tanks have moved across Ukraine’s border and it is unclear if East Ukraine will fall to rebels leavened with Russian Special Forces. Reports from late August indicate Russian paratroopers have been captured in Ukraine.

          As was the case to a lesser degree in Georgia, the impetus for Russia’s invasion of Crimea and other aggressive behavior in Ukraine was Ukraine’s popular revolt against a Russian client government in favor of joining Europe. NATO’s failure to respond in any meaningful way not only raises doubts about the wisdom of nations from the former Soviet sphere orienting with the West, it has called into question the alliance’s very viability. If Russia moves on against the Baltic States, will NATO respond? In a game contest of perceptions, does Russia think the U.S. and its allies will rouse themselves to meet their treaty obligations for some frozen, little country so far from core Europe?

          Since 2009, Russia has also violated missile and nuclear test ban treaties, cracked down on domestic dissent, de facto criminalized homosexuality and sent nuclear bombers on sorties off the U.S. mainland. In 2010 and 2011, Clinton was deeply involved in the negotiations that culminated in the New START treaty and rewarded Russia for armament cuts it was making already. There new treaty provided no recognizable benefit to the U.S. other than political cover for the Obama Administration to cut U.S. nuclear weapons stockpiles.

          Clinton has called the Russia Reset “brilliant.” It is a debacle.

          The 2011 “pivot” to Asia has proven as bad. In theory, it meant refocusing American foreign policy on the tandem issues of China’s emerging military challenge and the region’s robust economic growth and importance. China’s impression that the pivot entailed a robust containment strategy is not all wrong. But in practice it has meant further abandonment of European obligations and abdication of responsibilities in the Middle-East without discernible benefit.

          Perversely, the pivot may have destabilized Asia and damaged security. The U.S. declared its intention to bolster military capacity in Asia, but increased deployments haven’t materialized and the Department of Defense has said they “can’t happen” due to plummeting Department of Defense budgets. Promising to strengthen the U.S.’s military position in Asia and then admitting the inability to carry through projects weakness and invites challenge.

          Recognizing the military incapacity implied by Obama and Clinton’s Potemkin Pivot, China has aggressively asserted specious territorial claims. Under China’s “Nine-Dash” policy it claims exclusive economic rights in approximately all of the South China Sea. The precise coordinates of the nine dashes bounding China’s claims are not public, but they decidedly exceed China’s legal boundaries and encroach on Japan’s, Vietnam’s and the Philippines’s internationally recognized rights.

          To substantiate its demand for exclusive rights in international and foreign waters, China has built and annexed new islands and claimed existing islands already belonging to its neighbors. These fabricated “Chinese” territories give a patina of legitimacy to China’s nine-dash claims because, if legitimate, China would have economic rights to a zone surrounding those territories.

          Challenged by China’s ruse and bereft of a U.S. counterbalancing force, Japan, the Philippines and Vietnam, the primary victims of China’s expansion, are acquiring arms to fight back. The badly-overmatched Philippines and Vietnam have already clashed with the Chinese Navy and its sea-going irregulars. The Philippines are now acquiring obsolete U.S. frigates explicitly to establish a minimum deterrent against China. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abo has generously reinterpreted Japan’s constitution to allow robust military acquisitions and actions for the first time since the end of World War II.

          In both the Russia Reset and the Asia Pivot, Obama and Clinton naively believed that they were uniquely able to woo or cajole Russia and China, even where administrations before them had failed. Instead, responding to signals that the U.S. lacks either the ability or fortitude to stand against them, Russia and China are both literally expanding, acquiring new territory at the expense of Western-oriented U.S. allies. Those allies and others similarly situated no longer assume the U.S. is capable of – or even interested in – meeting its foreign obligations, and are understandably looking for other means of protecting their own interests.

          But while shrinking from geopolitical rivals in Russia and China is a severe error, Clinton and Obama’s most lasting legacy may be the slaughter in the Middle-East. Clinton was Secretary of State when the U.S. pulled all troops out of Iraq, the first inexplicable and obvious mistake that opened the door for the Islamic State (“IS,” a/k/a the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a/k/a the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)). IS began as an insurgent group in Iraq, a former al-Qaeda affiliate supposedly ostracized for being too extreme. Once U.S. troops left Iraq in 2011, IS expanded rapidly.

          Clinton now claims she opposed Obama’s decision to withdraw all troops from Iraq. Some insiders corroborate parts of her story, including James Jeffrey, who was Ambassador to Iraq at the time. However, Obama’s rationalization for the precipitate troop withdrawal was that there was no Status of Forces agreement between the U.S. and Iraq, and leaving troops on the ground without such an agreement created legalistic dangers to U.S. troops to go along with the kinetic ones. While Clinton has blamed Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for failing to reach an SFA, it was her job as Secretary of State to negotiate an agreement and she failed to do so.

          The premature U.S. withdrawal left other gaps filled by adverse forces. As violence ramped up after the U.S. departure, U.S. influence over the Maliki government evaporated and Iran stepped into the void. Absent U.S. pressure and guidance, Maliki’s sectarianism asserted itself and he denied Sunnis access to meaningful participation in government, whereas American presence and pressure would have pushed broad inclusion. The excluded Sunni leadership, in turn, was more receptive to IS.

          Across the border in Syria, too, IS seized power because there was no substantive opposition force. Early in the Syrian Civil War a multitude of rebel groups jockeyed for men, arms and support, and the U.S. remained aloof of any of them. As Clinton told Jeffrey Goldberg, “the failure to help build up a credible fighting force of the people . . . left a big vacuum, which the jihadists have now filled.” The articulated reason the U.S. never provided substantial arms or materiel to help create a credible fighting force was that the U.S. did not have strong enough relationships with the rebel groups to feel confident that arms used against Assad would not someday be turned against the U.S. or its allies. As head of U.S. foreign missions, Clinton again bears responsibility for failing to create and foster those predicate relationships.

          Allowing IS’s rise and the resultant carnage in Iraq and Northern Syria does not even touch on the horrors of the Syrian civil war itself. Hundreds of thousands have been killed. Millions displaced across borders to Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and even Iraq threaten to further destabilize those countries. Assad has targeted civilian populations, used chemical weapons, and systematically raped, tortured and murdered. Despite intermittent reports that the U.S. would arm rebels, the U.S. still has done nothing of substance to bring Assad down.

          At root, Clinton simply miscomprehended the conflict itself. More than two years ago, Clinton said “[i]t should be abundantly clear to those who support [Syrian President Bashar al- Assad’s] regime [that] their days are numbered.” If she had been right, and the Assad regime had collapsed in late 2012 or early 2013, IS may never have expanded into Syria, never consolidated anti-Assad forces under its banner, never gained notoriety, fame and growing international Islamist support. Without a base in Syria, IS may never have returned to terrorize Iraq. Maybe if Clinton were correct in her stated assessment of the Syrian war, IS would never have grown into the force it is today.

          But Clinton was flat wrong, with horrific consequences she cannot run away from. Due to the administration’s combined failures of abandoning Iraq and abstaining from any practical role in Syria, the IS’s self-declared Caliphate now stretches across great swaths of both countries and threatens Lebanon, Jordan and Israel. IS is systematically destroying kafir holy sites, recently eradicated the nearly 2000-year-old Christian community in Mosul, is trying to exterminate the Yazidis, and is pressing Kurdish forces hard. The situation today is so dire that U.S. troops have returned to Iraq — without a Status of Forces agreement.

          Clinton’s mishandling of the Arab Spring is another recurring theme, though nowhere so bloody as in Syria. In Egypt, decades of U.S. foreign policy reflected the calculation that the stability of an unpleasant but relatively benign strongman was better than the discord and disruption threatened by its near-certain Muslim Brotherhood replacement. In 2011, though, Obama and Clinton backed popular calls for political reform and then criticized President Hosni Mubarak’s first proposals.

          Belatedly, Clinton backed off aggressive calls for Mubarak’s immediate departure. The Egyptian Constitution required elections within 60 days from the President’s resignation. The Muslim Brotherhood had been the only organized opposition party in the country for a generation and was bound to dominate any snap elections. Clinton therefore called for an orderly “transition” that would allow other parties to organize and compete.

          Too late. Mubarak stepped down and the Brotherhood dominated the ensuing 2012 elections. Predictably, the new president, Mohamed Morsi, imposed an Islamist agenda. Having thoroughly alienated the relatively urbane Cairenes within a year, Morsi was overthrown in a popularly-support military coup led by General Abdel Fatah al-Sisi. Sisi was elected President earlier this year.

          There remains a chance that Sisi will transition to democracy, perhaps on the pre-Erdogan Turkish model in which a strong military is the guarantor of secular democracy. Steady, confident U.S. leadership would be critical, though, and the U.S. has shown neither constancy not trustworthiness in Egypt. Obama and Clinton criticized Mubarak’s slow reform, then backed a tempered transition, then supported free elections when Mubarak resigned, then backed Morsi even after the population turned against his extremism, then condemned Sisi’s overthrow of Morsi even though the population supported it. Pew polling shows favorable views of the United States among Egyptians have fallen from 27% in 2009 to 10% today. The U.S. generally and Clinton personally have precious little credibility or goodwill in Egypt.

          The instinct to support democracy abroad is a good one, but Clinton and Obama failed to distinguish between democracy in name and democracy in practice. There was good reason the Egyptian military and U.S. policy makers have long opposed the Muslim Brotherhood. Time after time Islamist organizations have taken power through elections and never left, repressing popular opposition and fomenting violence abroad. Egypt and the Obama Administration needed only look next door to the Gaza Strip, where Hamas (the Brotherhood’s Palestinian Branch) won an election in 2006 and has not allowed one since, choosing instead to militarize the territory and lob missiles at Israel. Clinton and Obama failed to recognize that the Brotherhood would abuse instead of embrace democracy.

          In Libya, too, Clinton and Obama failed to foresee and prepare for the repercussions of decapitating the regime. Muammar Qaddafi was a cruel, evil man, an avowed enemy of the United State, and a terrorist. Nobody questions the decision to back his overthrow. But the United States never had a coherent plan in Libya, and leading from behind turned out to mean feckless spectating.

          In the absence of a sustained Western influence, Libya has foundered. Once Qaddafi was gone — tortured, sodomized and murdered by the rebels — an Islamist insurrection began almost immediately. The U.S. Embassy in Libya, headed by Ambassador Christopher Stevens, requested additional security both at the Embassy in Tripoli and at the exposed consulate in Benghazi. Those requests were not honored.

          On September 11, 2012, Stevens and three others Americans were killed when the Benghazi consulate and a nearby CIA annex came under coordinated attack. In the days following, Susan Rice, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, claimed the attack was a spontaneous response to an obscure internet video. That claim was false. While the White House and State Department have not disclosed what they knew and when, the U.S. government knew in real time that Benghazi was a well-planned, coordinated attack and not merely a spontaneous demonstration gone terribly awry.

          Benghazi itself was not a foreign policy failure, it was a terrorist attack. However, Clinton’s mistakes contributed both to the attack and subsequent government evasions. Clinton’s inability to foresee and prevent Libya’s dissent into a terrorist safe haven is certainly a foreign policy failure. Otherwise, Benghazi is more a leadership failure. Clinton’s State Department failed to provide the additional security Ambassador Stevens requested and he and three others were murdered. Clinton failed either to properly educate Rice or to rein her in, and she attempted the video ruse. That is a leadership failure. When Mrs. Clinton later railed, “what difference . . . does it make” whether the attack was premeditated or spontaneous, it was deplorable hubris.

          Meanwhile, fighting has reached Tripoli and Libya’s neighbors are now actively involved in preventing yet another failed Islamist state from arising.

          At the opposite end of the greater Middle-East, Clinton and Obama failed to capitalize on a once-in-a-generation opportunity in Iran. Since its inception, the self-styled Islamic Republic of Iran has opposed the U.S. in every way. The Iranian revolution was consciously anti-American and post-Shah Iran’s first great act was kidnapping US diplomats in 1979. Since then, Iran and its Hezb’allah terrorist arm have conducted terrorist attacks against the U.S. and its allies, and more recently armed and trained insurgents killing U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

          One reason for optimism on Iran has been the disconnect between the mullahs and the Iranian population. Before the revolution, Iran was quite Westernized, and it has long been gospel in Foggy Bottom that the Iranian population is among the most pro-American in the world.

          At last, in 2009, the tension between the anti-U.S. Iranian leadership and pro-U.S. Iranian population tore open. Ultra-radical Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was declared the winner in his reelection bid, but all three of his opponents claimed the election had been rigged. Protesters took to the streets in unprecedented numbers and staying power.

          Yet the US did nothing. There were no pronouncements about the universal right to free expression and representation, no admonitions that the Iran should abide the will of its people. There was no effort whatsoever to help the Iranian population improve their own lives and at the same time lessen the threat of terror and war in the Middle-East.

          Isolated and unsupported, the protesters were crushed. The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps and its Basij militia beat, raped and murdered the protesters into submission. The Green Revolution died with the protesters.

          Ahmadinejad proceeded to quite a successful second term at Clinton’s, Obama’s and the United States’ expense. He duped Obama and Clinton into deferring nuclear sanctions and meanwhile expanded Iran’s nuclear program. He consolidated Iran’s control and influence in Iraq and deployed troops and irregular assets to wage Assad’s war in Syria.

          None of the various explanations for Obama and Clinton’s failure to support the Green Revolution is adequate. Some have opined they worried U.S. support for the protesters would inadvertently undercut the opposition by giving credence to regime accusations that they were Western stooges or CIA plants. Others have suggested more plausibly that Obama and Clinton simply prioritized “engagement” with Iran and believed that support for the protesters would undercut nuclear negotiations and the bizarre hope that Iran would help resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Whatever rationale they embraced at the time, Obama and Clinton squandered a unique opportunity to support democratic reform at the expense of an implacable theocratic enemy.

          Clinton failed to understand and address myriad other international developments. On her watch, Boko Haram grew from a local disputant to a regional threat in West Africa, while al-Shabaab expanded in East Africa, and the Taliban resurged in Afghanistan. Venezuela remains benighted by incompetent socialist oligarchs and ruinous economic failure despite Hugo Chavez’s long illness and death. The U.S. angered England by abandoning longstanding policy (again) and seeming to back Argentina in the dispute over the Falkland Islands. Israel repeatedly found itself strong-armed into poor positions by the Administration’s headlong pursuit of an ephemeral deal at all costs.

          While the vast majority of Clinton’s mistakes were criticized contemporaneously, some of them are admittedly made with the benefit of hindsight. However, Clinton wants to be President of the United States and appears intent on claiming her stint as Secretary of State as a qualification. And the U.S. deserves a successful president and foreign policy apparatus. That means understanding the cascading repercussions of seemingly isolated decisions; soberly assesses foreign counterparts’ good or bad intentions; quickly putting unfolding events into broader context and answering difficult questions correctly the first time even when the facts and circumstances are murky. Like any other assignment, good foreign policy must ultimately be judged by the results. As Clinton indulges hindsight revisionism at Obama’s expense, it is fair to ask why she didn’t live up to minimum expectations.

          Yes, Clinton was merely a cabinet member, but all of the aforementioned mistakes fell squarely within her portfolio. If Clinton disagreed with Mr. Obama’s decisions, why did she fail to persuade him? Why didn’t she make the case more forcefully? More publicly? More successfully? Why didn’t she reach an agreement with Nouri al-Maliki? The Syrian rebels? Why did she pursue the reset debacle? Why did she back the failed pivot? Why were allies repeatedly left aghast as the U.S. took harmful decisions without consultation or forewarning? To the extent she was a dupe or merely the titular Secretary while somebody else wielded real power, why did she allow herself to be coopted? Why didn’t she do something?

          No, Secretary Clinton is responsible for four years of U.S. backsliding on the world stage. It was her job to observe and interpret foreign events, advise the President, and formulate and execute policy to benefit the U.S. and its allies and confound U.S. enemies. It does not matter which component of her responsibilities she failed; the record is clear that U.S. foreign policy collapsed on Clinton’s watch and the world is a far more dangerous and far less free place as a result.

          • mudhead

            Amen. Anytime anyone says “how is our foreign policy bad?”, it’s left me feeling there aren’t enough hours in the day to point our failure at every turn. Your patience in clarifying the picture is to be highly commended.

            How can this be presented to the widest audience?

            Thank you.

          • Kamelhaj

            Obeyme’s and Hitlery’s appeasement of our foreign enemies is a repeat of Neville Chamberlain’s, and we all know how that turned out.

        • Paul Banta

          There are no sure things in politics, but Hillary Clinton is the closest thing to a sure thing to become the Democrats’ candidate for president in 2016.

          This is one of the painful but inescapable signs of our time. There is nothing in her history that would qualify her for the presidency, and much that should disqualify her. What is even more painful is that none of that matters politically. Many people simply want “a woman” to be president, and Hillary is the best-known woman in politics, though by no means the best qualified.

          What is Hillary’s history? In the most important job she has ever held — Secretary of State — American foreign policy has had one setback after another, punctuated by disasters.

          U.S. intervention in Libya and Egypt, undermining governments that were no threat to American interests, led to Islamic extremists taking over in Egypt and terrorist chaos in Libya, where the American ambassador was killed, along with three other Americans.

          Fortunately, the Egyptian military has gotten rid of that country’s extremist government that was persecuting Christians, threatening Israel and aligning itself with our enemies. But that was in spite of American foreign policy.

          In Europe, as in the Middle East, our foreign policy during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State was to undermine our friends and cater to our enemies.

          The famous “reset” in our foreign policy with Russia began with the Obama administration reneging on a pre-existing American commitment to supply defensive technology to shield Poland and the Czech Republic from missile attacks. This left both countries vulnerable to pressures and threats from Russia — and left other countries elsewhere wondering how much they could rely on American promises.

          Even after Russia invaded Ukraine, the Obama administration refused to let the Ukrainians have weapons with which to defend themselves. President Obama, like other presidents, has made his own foreign policy. But Hillary Clinton, like other Secretaries of State, had the option of resigning if she did not agree with it. In reality, she shared the same flawed vision of the world as Obama’s when they were both in the Senate.

          Both of them opposed the military “surge” in Iraq, under Gen. David Petraeus, that defeated the terrorists there. Even after the surge succeeded, Hillary Clinton was among those who fiercely denied initially that it had succeeded, and sought to discredit General Petraeus, though eventually the evidence of the surge’s success became undeniable, even among those who had opposed it.

          The truly historic catastrophe of American foreign policy — not only failing to stop Iran from going nuclear, but making it more difficult for Israel to stop them — was also something that happened on Hillary Clinton’s watch as Secretary of State.

          What the administration’s protracted and repeatedly extended negotiations with Iran accomplished was to allow Iran time to multiply, bury and reinforce its nuclear facilities, to the point where it was uncertain whether Israel still had the military capacity to destroy those facilities.

          There are no offsetting foreign policy triumphs under Secretary of State Clinton. Syria, China and North Korea are other scenes of similar setbacks.

          The fact that many people are still prepared to vote for Hillary Clinton to be President of the United States, in times made incredibly dangerous by the foreign policy disasters on her watch as Secretary of State, raises painful questions about this country.

          A president of the United States — any president — has the lives of more than 300 million Americans in his or her hands, and the future of Western civilization. If the debacles and disasters of the Obama administration have still not demonstrated the irresponsibility of choosing a president on the basis of demographic characteristics, it is hard to imagine what could.

          With our enemies around the world arming while we are disarming, such self-indulgent choices for president can leave our children and grandchildren a future that will be grim, if not catastrophic.

        • Paul Banta

          America needs leaders who will help keep our country secure. President Obama and Hillary Clinton have proven time and again that their misguided foreign policy efforts do far more harm than good. We have compiled seven of the top ways that Clinton and Obama’s policies have failed the American people and left our country vulnerable:

          1. Supporting the Iran deal

          Both President Obama and Hillary Clinton support a nuclear deal with Iran that endangers America and our allies around the world. Even though Iran has called for “Death to America,” Obama and Hillary seem unconcerned. They have both publicly backed the deal, despite major concessions that would allow Iran to develop their nuclear program.

          2. Negotiating with Terrorists

          When it comes to terrorist groups, President Obama and Hillary Clinton have both shown that they are more than willing to negotiate. Obama has shown time and again that negotiating with terrorists is no problem for him, on everything from Bergdahl and the Iran deal. Hillary’s foreign policy is guided by the outlook that we should be dealing with groups like ISIS by “trying to understand and empathize with their perspective.” How’s that working out, Hillary?

          3. Allied with the Muslim Brotherhood

          Both President Obama and Hillary Clinton reached out to the Muslim Brotherhood in an effort to to create a new ally, one who is now labeled a terrorist organization. The Muslim Brotherhood was a violent Islamic Regime that actively supported terrorism and spread chaos around the Middle East. Hillary and Obama have both had many meetings with these violent thugs and Clinton even hired a senior member to the Clinton Foundation. He was later arrested for and charged with inciting violence.

          4. Failed to Curb Russian Aggression

          Both President Obama and Hillary Clinton sought to appease Russia, which only lead Russia to act more boldly. Between the “Russian Reset” and President Obama telling Vladimir Putin on a hot mike that he could have more flexibility about removing the missile shield that protects millions lives after an election, it is clear that we need a leader who will stand up to Russian aggression.

          5. Lied About Benghazi

          Despite knowing the truth within hours of the attack, Hillary Clinton and the Obama Administration continued to blame a YouTube video for the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi. In the years since the Benghazi attack, both Hillary and Obama have continued to mislead the American people about the details of the attack. When questioned about the events leading up to the Benghazi attack, Hillary shot back, “What difference does it make?

          6. Contributed to Yemen’s Failure

          Both President Obama and Hillary Clinton supported actions that lead to the fall of Yemen, and both praised the success that was the Yemeni state. Now the country is overrun with terrorists supported by the Iranian government whose motto reads, “God is Great, Death to America, Death to Israel, Curse on the Jews, Victory to Islam.”

          7. Disrespect our Allies in Israel

          Obama and Clinton have both repeatedly shown complete disregard for maintaining a strong relationship with Israel. When Prime Minister Netanyahu visited Congress, President Obama refused to meet with Bibi. In 2010, Obama snubbed Netanyahu, forcing him to come in through the back door of the White House, then leaving during the middle of their meeting. Hillary Clinton has bragged about her years the State Department’s “designated yeller,” including an incident where she spent 45 minutes berating Netanyahu over the phone.

        • Paul Banta

          Hillary Clinton’s Big Climate Change Accomplishment Was Actually a Huge Failure

          During the past two presidential campaigns, environmentalists cheered at the mere mention of climate change. Today, the urgency of the issue—where decades of inaction by world leaders has combined with steadily increasing extreme weather to produce an obvious threat to humanity—is undeniable. And throughout Tuesday night’s debate, it was clear the tide has shifted.

          The five candidates onstage were practically begging to talk about climate change. Four of them mentioned the issue in their opening statements, and at one point, Bernie Sanders said, “This is a moral issue…The future of the planet is at stake.”

          Clinton staked her climate record on what’s widely perceived to be one of the biggest diplomatic failures in recent history.

          The boldest proposal came from former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, who said his first action if elected president would be to steer the country on a path toward 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. Thatmay or may not even be possible, but at least it was forward-thinking.

          And then there was Hillary Clinton. About midway through the debate, Clinton staked her climate record on what’s widely perceived to have been one of the biggest diplomatic failures in recent history—the Copenhagen climate summit in 2009. After years of anticipation, the meeting of world leaders ended in disarray, with Obama and his aides famously wandering around the convention center, looking for the leaders of China, India, Brazil, and other key nations. The toothless deal struck at the last minute was called a “grudging accord” by the New York Times the next day. Yes, Obama—and Clinton, then his secretary of state—were instrumental to that deal, but it’s hardly something Hillary should be proud of.

          So it was pretty strange to hear her comments on Tuesday night. In her first answer on climate change, Clinton said, “I have been on the forefront of dealing with climate change starting in 2009 when President Obama and I crashed a meeting with the Chinese and got them to sign up to the first international agreement to combat climate change that they’d ever joined.”

          In reality, the sour legacy of Copenhagen has haunted international climate negotiations ever since. It’s now widely believed that the United States never wanted a legally binding climate deal in Copenhagen at all—even though the Democrats controlled the Congress at the time and may have been able to successfully ratify the treaty—opting instead for a mostly empty pledge of billions of dollars in aid to developing nations. Among environmentalists, Clinton has retainedonly a mediocre reputation on climate change as a result.

          Her Copenhagen comment wasn’t just a poor choice of wording, because she brought it up again later in the debate. Climate activists on Twitter weren’t psyched.

          In her expanded version of the story, Clinton and Obama were roaming Copenhagen “literally…hunting for the Chinese.” Once they found them, she said, “We marched up, broke in, and said, ‘We’ve been looking all over for you. Let’s sit down and come up with what we need to do.'” That all sounds very Jason Bourne, but it’s not a good substitute for effective climate policy.

        • Ed

          It would be nicer if her husband stood up for them with as much vigor.

        • lraivala

          smoke screen that will actually do sh!t for anyone.

        • lraivala

          You should have said Moochele and the Blunder’s decided to push benefits that are and were already promised to veteran’s.

        • DeplorableMessMan ✔ JesseMessy

          Yes, and Biden’s boss (Mrs. Michelle Obama) treats the military like $#1t (except Bowe BergDeserter), sloppily salutes them with coffee-cup in hand, hates it when he’s kept from going to the golf-course to have a presser about fallen troops, and rendering the 4500 fallen-troops-in-Iraq to be WASTED when he had us bug out (without securing peace) because somehow it ain’t O’s fault if he’s the only one saying the war’s “over”. Lookit, “Power”: our troops aren’t charity cases, wanting to “bring ’em all home now” ISN’T “supporting them”, and if O’s policies hadn’t destroyed the prviate-sector job-market then maybe O wouldn’t need to “incentivize” companies to hire Vets. By the way, why hasn’t V/A-healthcare improved under those “changes made” by the #TroopSupporterInChief?

        • Undercover Brother

          and what have they done to date, Mark ? 2011, funny none of us has heard one thing about this. Maybe because it doesn’t exist or because it hasn’t done one thing of good ????

          • Raymond Tower

            It is a feeble attempt at trying to take credit for the work The Wounded Warrior Project has done. A conservative organization.

        • meeester

          Yes, we all know Dems/LIbs/Progs love them some military

        • Dawn Appelberg

          ohhhh let us all golf clap for this. Meanwhile the same party have taken billions from the military, cut the retirement packages, and giving those same benefits to terrorists and illegal aliens. As a veteran I am offended you would even think they have done a damn thing for me.

        • adbj102

          I notice that in your propaganda handout you neglected to list the author! It must have come from Salon or The Alternet? Or maybe directly from Valerie Jarret? Or is it a passage from Michele’s new book?

        • Douglas Moose

          Why did it take Michelle so long to do anything? Now that she will be out of the White House soon, look for her and Barry to set up their own Slush Foundation, just like the Clintons’.

        • Magpie12972

          Isn’t that what wounded warrior, USO and some of the others already do. It sounds like they are using her to get their name and projects out their.

        • Ryan Schneider.

          Oh, I have no doubt there was genuine outreach to the troops in there somewhere. Obama has always touted how proud he is in old grandpa horse face’s service. What I find interesting is how horse face objected to the Korean War, that we had no business interfering in their “revolution”.
          Had Patton gotten his way and been able to declare war on Russia, Stanly probably would have tried to assassinate him. Stanly Dunham believed WW2 was justified because Communism was threatened by Nazi Germany, not because America was threatened. If Hitlar had honored his treaty with Stalin, Stanly would have dodged the draft like a moth from a bat. His American Dream died with his depressed mother, just as Alinski’s died with his scholarship. Men who can’t accept that happiness is something you only have the right to pursue, that it is not a right in and of itself, because it can never be inevitable, only probable, and then only consistantly if we follow the constitution as closely as humanly possible. Wise soldiers know this too, which is why Obama gets so many turned backs whenever he visits the VA.

        • Kamelhaj

          She can start with the VA!

        • KatherineBranwen

          “all that for a d**n flag!”
          Yeah, they really care about service men and women. We can really see that in all the changes Barry instituted at the VA, and the release of GITMO prisoners, and the fact that Barry uses Marines as umbrella holders, and the categorization of the slaughter at Fort Bragg as ‘workplace violence’, and the refusal to lower the flag to half mast after the slaughter at the recruiting center in Tennessee (for a week), and the fact that Barry is socially engineering the military into a useless Leftist agenda facilitator.
          And let’s never forget Barry’s ROE’s, which tripled the number of American soldiers dying in Afghanistan.

        • soxfan4evah

          A nationwide philanthropic effort to raise millions to help military families, stroke of a pen and we give millions to support refugee families who have given what to America exactly?

        • kilee

          Yeah, the first lady really cares about our vets. That’s why they have to wait weeks for a simple doctor appointment. I know a vet who sh*ts out blood every time he takes a dump and the VA won’t even bother with him.

        • liveoriginal

          Thank you for posting this. My son thanks you too. Some of the comments on this thread are so ignorant that it it truly embassies how I’ll informed some people are.

        • Mary Faith

          We have been at war since Obama took office.,,….NOW she decides to do something ?????????

        • Ed

          That’s some imagination you have…the only politician I see routinely involved with Vet’s is Bush…he bikes, hikes, and hangs out with disabled vets all the time. I don’t recall ever seeing Obama or Biden have any interaction with Vet’s unless it was ignoring his Marine guard…

        • Jon Weiss

          Most of the “support they need” was promised by the government, but the government is nothing but a bloated bureaucracy that consumes more in bureaucracy than it produces in assistance. Case in point, the recent account of the two VA employees who defrauded the American people for hundreds of thousands if not millions of dollars, and their punishment??? They got “demoted” (still drawing six figure salaries). If the Soldier in this article had done the same, he’d be in Leavenworth.

        • Ranger

          They always announce it and make a big splash. Then they walk away, and it’s never heard of again.

        • Nancy Baker

          We would not need a “philanthropic effort” if the President and Congress prioritized and budgeted for military needs the way they should.

        • Lisa Wiese

          Really, because my son just had to limp thru last month on a pay cut, thanks to Obama vetoing the military bill, which happened after he was deployed to Jordan, and his family was sitting at home trying to make ends meet, so to hell with you Mark Power!

        • rsdfwd

          Oh, our tax dollars aren’t enough to get the VA moving?

        • Brian Hill

          Im going to say this one more time! Michelle Obama has never done nothing for our military! Get your heads out of your asses and read the original post from Mark Powers before you go flapping your gums..

        • Smokey

          How dors that Kool Aid taste, Markie boy?

        • thoughtsandconcerns

          What fairy tale world do you live. No one currently in the White House give a damn about our Military!!

        • RRyan

          A little late to the game, isn’t she?

        • Titus213

          That’s very nice and a big help. But shouldn’t the government be using tax dollars to do that? We could dump a few of the trans-gender studies, or LGBTQxyz studies to save some money.

        • 415woman

          I think they ought to go to Congress and ask for a pay raise and better medical care. Our military should not need charity.

        • innchfromnj

          and that was the last we heard of it because none of their plan came to fruition

          • Guillaume Meyer

            It’s still running but just get’s swept under by the next story. By the way, what branch did you serve in?

          • innchfromnj

            Agree.
            Not permitted to answer the second question…Please don’t ask why. Not permitted to answer that either.
            What difference does it make?

        • CHUCKIE2

          I doubt what you say!

        • CHUCKIE2

          I wonder how much of their own money they contributed? …if any.

        • Jimmy Smith

          Hire a Vet started in the 70’s the Obama’s had nothing to do with it. But it really started with the first G.I. bill companies would get help if they hire the returning G.I. after WW 2

        • Up Huff

          So…. that brings the vets back to….. where they were before Obama took office, right?
          He’s the worst disaster that ever befell the military. For that matter, the country as well.

        • Shovelarry

          the first lady? what a joke, this is the same “person” that sits in Air Force One , eats dove candy, rolls up the wrapper, throws them on the floor and sits back to watch others pick them up. Total POS!

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        • Raconteur Duck

          So the Obamas are now a military family? Will Michelle be the CEO of “Joining Forces”? Sounds like the twin of the scam the Clintons pulled with their “foundation”.

        • J. P.

          In order for me to believe this I would have to see proof. She is married to the biggest liar this country has ever seen. He publishes fats that are not facts, makes up things that never happened. Until I have been shown proof she is nothing more than extension of her disgraceful husband.

          Thank god the both of them will be gone in less than a year. Maybe this country can restore some of the honor that has been lost since this liar in chief has been president.

      • Ashram13

        I would have thought she was Michael Moore…

      • Steele Venet

        I was going to say Kim Kardashian, but either of the two women would work, too.

      • LLinLa

        I like yours just as much!

      • liveoriginal

        What is wrong with you people??? Did you miss the point of the story?

      • wminaz

        I’ll stick with that old standby, Hanoi Jane Fonda !

      • Kevin O’Quinn

        if it was fast food, I’ll go with Rosie O.

    • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

      Godzilla, Medusa, any of my ex-wives, Circe [Google it], Lena Dunham, etc…

      • Thomas Bender

        LOL

    • Mark Power

      As a U.S. Senator, Hillary Clinton made veterans one of her main focuses. She introduced the Heroes at Home Act to help family members care for those with Traumatic Brain Injury. She also worked to increase the military survivor benefit from $12,000 to $100,000 as well as cosponsoring the Support for Injured Servicemembers Act, to extend benefits provided under the Family and Medical Leave Act.Hillary Clinton, as a U.S. Senator, worked with Republicans to expand health care for National Guard members and reservists.

      • Stammon

        Yeah, and she wanted to be a Marine.

      • Mark Power

        Veterans organizations were upset with Senate Republicans after they failed to gain enough votes of support to move forward with a measure that would have expanded federal healthcare and education programs for veterans.

        • ecm49

          Ya the votes they needed were democrat.

        • Thomas Bender

          What ELSE was attached on those bills?

          • captdot

            Thomas, you’re absolutely correct in asking that question. So many bill title sound wonderful, then they load them up with garbage so it kills them.

          • StevenWayne

            Then the politician, The ‘Beast, can say – Look I tried….All the time knowing it would not go anywhere because of the riders.

          • captdot

            Yes, the ruse…

          • erleebird

            For years I haven’t been able to understand how “pork barrel” personal garbage can be attached to serious American bills. It is morally wrong – why is it not legally wrong?

          • captdot

            All bills state a purpose, then,”…and for other purposes”. That’s how they stuffed the federal take over of the student loan program into Obamacare.

            In Pennsylvania, all bills must be single-subject bills. The Feds should change their rules to the same.

          • erleebird

            You got that right!

          • vbscript2

            And, don’t forget, Obamacare itself was passed as an ‘amendment’ to a bill funding housing for military members. Yes, really. Look it up. Since bills that raise revenue must, according to the Constitution itself, originate in the House, but the Senate wanted to pass its own version of Obamacare, they literally took a bill that the House had passed to waive the recapture requirement of the first-time homebuyer credit for members of the armed forces and ‘amended’ it to remove its entire contents and replace it with the Senate version of PPACA so that they could say the bill technically originated in the House. Yes, Harry Reid really is that awful.

            In case anyone is skeptical that Harry Reid really is that terrible of a person, here’s the full text of the ‘amendment,’ proposed by him, that did exactly what I described above:

            https://www.congress.gov/bill/111th-congress/house-bill/3590/text/as

          • captdot

            Yes. I didn’t think about that. Also, they passed it under the reconciliation process, so only needed 51 votes to pass. Reid is a monumental sleaze the way he manipulated things. He still is manipulating the Senate.

        • Steve Wilde

          yes, it looks good on the campaign trail . What happened in Benghazi? Just the one that got media attention, how many other’s are there we didnt hear about? Hilliary is directly responsible for the death and ruin of many families. To numerous to mention. You go ahead and stand up for her..no one is buying it

        • Ace Smith

          If she truly cared out our troops, she would have sent help in Benghazi.

        • Gothguy

          You must be sick, what with all that kool aid you have been drinking.

        • Zoey Montero

          really Mark–some of those bills are BACK-LOADED with so much other crap–is why they get sh#t-canned. Get a fricking clue. Dumbocrats hate the military

        • Raymond Tower

          Huge Fail for you. The amended house bill, pass on 10 November 2015, thus destroying your out right lie!

      • milehisnk

        Meanwhile she, along with virtually every democrat, have done everything they could to block VA benefits, held military pay hostage every time there’s a budget dispute, and are willing to give billions of dollars to Syrian terrorists to move here, but won’t lift a finger to help homeless vets.

      • Marty65

        If she introduced it, did it pass? What about the incredible mess at the VA? Did she introduce legislation to do anything about that? Co sponsored a bill to extend benefits… Did she originate that or did she sign a piece of paper when the sponsor’s aide dropped by looking for people to simply sign on? Why haven’t we heard of all this directly from her campaign? Could it be that the opposition will “clarify” her involvement if she does bring it up?

        • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

          She didn’t even whip enough support in the Senate to bring it to a vote. But the Republican-controlled House passed it last summer on 7/14/2015 — with 19 Democrats “Not Voting” on it, including the usual suspects Grayson, Jackson Lee, Pelosi, Wasserman Schultz, etc. Imagine that…
          http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2015/roll435.xml

      • Brian Hill

        And you believe that? Lol!

      • Duke Allen

        How much does she pay you to post propaganda?

      • Jared Howe

        She belongs in Prison. As does Obama, and half the damn Democrats who let him violate the Constitution and do nothing to stop him thus violating their Oaths of Office as well. You Democrats all sicken me.

        • Dianne McCarthy

          look at the plank in your own party’s eye before talking about the toothpick in the opposition’s eye..

      • Jeff H

        How much do you get paid by “Ready for Hillary” to do this schtick?

      • alhunt
      • Rena

        The survivor benefits were already 100k and during the Iraq war it went up to 250k under Bush

      • TheAZCowBoy

        AIPAC princess Hillary (as prez) will vote for as many wars as the AIPAC/Apartheidnik Jews want/need!

        • Steve Wilde

          She backs Saudi, not the Jews…correction, she backs the money from whoever will give it to her

      • Keith

        Guess that was before she let our brothers die in Libya while she went to sleep then lied to the military families/US citizens about a video causing it. Oh, and now she is saying the families are lying about what she said. Good try though.

      • Lynn Kramer

        Hillary and her husband are quoted as saying “we actually loathe the military”, and apparently you do too. Now Mark Shaddup!

      • Robert Jones

        As a U.S. Carpetbagger, Hillary Clinton made pretending to care for veterans one her main focuses (that and slandering victims of her husbands assaults).

      • Fredrick R Smith

        What a kool aide drinking fool you are!

      • Isahiah62

        so total of 4 comments- joined to comment only on HRC

        a paid Dem operative?

    • it’s my opinion

      LOL

    • Marianna Mansfeldova

      you means the scumbag?

    • Jeff H

      Hillary Clinton is not a lady in any sense of that word.

    • Lee Penn

      You are being awfully flexible with the term “lady”

    • Ace Smith

      If it were Hillary, It could not be said there was a “Lady” behind him then.

    • Peter J Heaton

      and you are an idiot.

    • LLinLa

      Perfect response!

    • DogGuy

      This has nothing to do with politics. It’s about respect, and there are many people on both sides who are terribly disrespectful.

    • DCinDC

      The Lady standing behind him was really Laura Bush. Republicans are always trying to cut the military benefits.

    • Mark Lucas

      I am a veteran and your remarks make me sick. You should better this country instead of trying to use your sharp wit. Go volunteer your time for a charitable cause.

    • Mrs. O

      You’re close, I bet she was a Democrat though. For some unknown reason the only patriotic people left seem to be Republicans. I base my opinion on the fact that all the unpatriotic acts that I’ve seen have come from Democrats.

    • Faron Davis

      Gave it away right away that it wasn’t either one of them. He said lady.

    • liveoriginal

      ???? Stupid comment

      • Hillarybilly

        ?????? Stupid photo

    • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUJMQ3D3kA9xHtR3BkoCh6A Austin Parker

      on point!

    • walleyekiller

      The vile lying conniving shrew strikes again.

  • Jeff

    Awesome story, love this.

  • Peggy Bundy

    *BIG SMILE*

  • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

    Oh, SO sweet! God Bless You, Soldier, you do America proud!

    The beeyotch behind you? Nahhhh, not so much…

    • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

      She probably liked hanging around the Occupy rape tents.

      • Richard Roberts

        Probably hoping that she would be next. Been a long time huh!!

  • ThomasOfKC

    Hooyah!

  • HomeOnTheFlyOverCountry

    For those of us old enough to remember the Vietnam war, the progressive attitude toward the military is no surprise at all.

    • ThomasOfKC

      that is because those progressives who protested the military and spat upon returning soldiers, airman and sailors are now running the country as elected officials, including a former president, former Sec.of State, a vice-president, dozens of congressman and senators and jurists

      • Newportcarl

        And don’t forget our recent Dept of Justice favorite

        • allyall

          Current AG, Loretta Lynch, was the roommate of Eric Holder’s wife.

          • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

            Oh, come on, I know DC is incestuous, but this is really stretching credulity…

          • allyall

            You’re right, I’m wrong. They were sorority sisters.

          • Duke Allen

            Probably more like frat brothers.

          • Newportcarl

            I didn’t know that… Thanks (sheesh where does it all end ?)

          • allyall

            Sorority sisters to be more accurate. It was said she was chosen to ensure that Holder would not be prosecuted.

    • grais

      It seems to having a resurgence, though.
      Unless it’s just that social media displays it now.
      I dunno, but it’s as disgusting as ever.

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        I first enlisted in June 75, The US embassy in Saigon had fallen 2 months prior. It was still not a great thing to be in uniform, especially in military towns. I didn’t really pay it much attention as I don’t let a lot of things bother me.

        When we went into Grenada there was a brief glimpse that attitudes had changes a bit. By the time of Desert Storm I was very glad to see that they guys coming back got a good welcome, and a good portion of that was taken for action by Vietnam Vets that had never received the same.

        When we started deploying large numbers of troops in the 00s, I was proud to see the “troop greeters” at many of the airports used as points of departure and entry. Sadly, the “Hug Lady” for the 1st Cavalry Div just passed away.

        Her passing was little noticed outside the Ft Hood area, but it made me realize that we have begun a swing in the opposite direction. It’s not a result of the American people changing their attitude, but the media once again, either not showing these displays or trying to link them toward “war mongering.”

        http://kdhnews.com/military/hug-lady-recalled-by-those-she-touched/article_31fc7014-ab79-11e5-83ff-5feea46e5910.html

        • grais

          Such a great lady! Thanks for that link (*sniffle*).
          And your service.

          Back about when you enlisted was when I ran from any and all Vietnam war protests. Somewhere along the line, they turned from concern about our dead young men (“for what?” we rightly asked) into hatred for the military. I never understood it & wanted no part of it.

          • Richard Roberts

            As a Korean era veteran, i took them on when they march from Whitehall Induction Center, up B’way, to City Hall. We broke their ranks and got in as many hits as we could, but the little cowards would not come out of their group march.

        • Danny Meeker

          In the interest of fairness, CBS News did a story on “The Hug Lady” and talked about her memorial service.
          US Army here, 96-Present, I retire this May.

          • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

            CBS…I knew there was a reason I didn’t see it. Thanks for the clarification though!

          • Dianne De Sarno

            Thank you for your service, Sir!

        • erleebird

          The military are the backbone of our nation. I make it a point to personally hug or shake hands with anyone I see in uniform. You guys are the best!!!

    • Mark81150 Otter of Doomly

      all to true… in 80, 81, 82.. it was still common for GI’s to be harassed in airports.. though it wasn’t organized anymore..
      .
      just random antiwar flakes reliving their glory days….. but yeah.. I got some of that.. a lot of post Vietnam troops did….
      .
      but.. we fought back.. pushed back… It was Grenada that finally broke that trend.. and the great silent majority reasserted itself.. shamed the left back under their rocks.. Folks were tired of it.. just average folks…. sick of it..
      .
      I had folks speak up on my behalf a couple of times when some college lefty jerk spouted off…. They were always so shocked when the public turned on them for doing it.. harassing the troops…

      • Girl who talks with her claws

        Leftists are always shocked when someone doesn’t high five them for their ignorant raving.

    • Glenn Eric Johnson

      i look at vietnam this way, we had no business there, and we killed them first, but most of the men sent to fight the war were drafted, they were forced to fight. if i had grown up in the era, i wouldn’t have protested them, unless i had been one of them and did what they did.

  • The Masked Avatar

    They went back to the old camo? Cool.

    • CombatDiver

      I think it may just be some random B Roll pic.

      • The Dragon

        It is. It is titled something about Gitmo. Obviously not relevant to this story.

      • Danny Meeker

        It’s a B-Roll photo.

  • Ty in TX ✓ᵇᵒⁿᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    The woman in line was probably just butthurting and bitter because calling people in the military “babykillers” is considered gauche now.

    • maggieinWY

      But they LOVE the troops! It’s the WARS they hate! They’ve said so, so it must be true.

      • CombatDiver

        I was in uniform once and a man said that exact thing to me. I thought that was like saying you support firefighters, but not them fighting fires.

        • tverle

          You should have told him that you don’t work for PP

          • CombatDiver

            He Probably would have bought me some stock in Solyndra.

        • Glenn Eric Johnson

          if it is an unjustifiable war then they have every right to not support it. they do not, however, have the right to harass, or assault servicemen. there is a group called vietnam veterans against the war.

    • grais

      Maybe she was mad because that’s the one discount she can’t scramble for.

  • kennyraisin

    Bet when she go out with BLMers and screws up traffic she doesn’t think about who gave her that freedom.

  • spaceycakes

    that’s no ‘lady’, that’s something else

  • alanstorm

    She was punching above her weight class for sure.

    • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

      Pretty sure the beeyotch has NO class, whatsoever…

  • RememberSekhmet

    That was awesome!

  • CombatDiver

    As a servicemember who retired last november, I have also ran into rude people like that woman. Most memorable was when I was in dress uniform and some lady spit on me and told me I should be ashamed of myself. I wiped off her spit then politely told her, ” you are welcome for your continued freedom to behave in such a manner,” then I turned and walked away.

    • Eva_Galley

      You’re a class act. I would have returned fire and loogied her to death.

      • CombatDiver

        Thank you. I try to set the example for my kids. Its something you have to kind of expect to happen if you serve long enough.

      • Crash777

        I like you Eva

        • Eva_Galley

          Like ya back!

    • Ty in TX ✓ᵇᵒⁿᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      I salute you sir on your calm grace under pressure.
      If something similar had happened to me, it’d be me answering my cell mate on what am I in for?

      • CombatDiver

        Ha. In my two decades of combat arms in the Marines and Army, you learn to stay calm and keep your head in order to think through situations and not just react. Dont get me wrong, I really wanted to give her an involuntary nap but I chose my freedom over my desires. When I told my wife and daughters they were ready to “knock a bitch out.”

        • Dianne De Sarno

          Thank you for your service, CombatDiver!

    • Don Reed

      Lord Astor “said [that] when one rude U.S. politician visited [the House of Lords] and gruffly asked a guard [where the men’s room was], the pushy pol was told, “Go 50 paces down the hall, turn right three paces… you’ll see a door marked ‘gentlemen.’ Ignore it and enter.”

    • Tessa from Texas

      I will take this opportunity to tell you what I say to every person I see in military dress (or anyone that I know is a veteran–especially of the Vietnam era)–“A big THANK YOU for your service and God bless you.”

      • Glenn Eric Johnson

        vietnam should have never happened

    • milehisnk

      As a civilian, I would’ve knocked her out for you.

  • jeffunde

    I’ve served 22 years and you know what this story sounds so fishy. His speech sounds canned.

    • CombatDiver

      I thought the same at first, but something similar happened to me. You just need to keep your wits about you and temper in check and logic and reasoning defeats their emotional bullshit.

    • surroundedbyidiots

      No, I think this happens often enough that it’s wise to have an answer ready.

      • CombatDiver

        Exactly right.

    • Oysteria (I won)

      Maybe, maybe not. But it happens all the time. I’ve happily paid for pitchers of beer or meals out of my own pocket for military members when i ran restaurants. We offered discounts to military and police, but sometimes I paid outright from my purse.

      • The_Repentant_Curmudgeon

        My nephew went to the USNA. All the midshipmen love wearing the uniform at first, but it wears off quick and eventually they spend as much time out of it as possible. But he said when they do weekends in NYC they all wear their uniforms because everyone buys them stuff!

    • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

      Well, 11Bravo’s don’t need to be able to write so goodly. 🙂

  • rick

    I like the man’s wife’s comment,and,even though I’m Canadian,I’d like to thank all three of them.

  • Patricia Whitty

    Obviously a lib

  • Frustrated Teacher

    It always amazes me that there are people SO ignorant or filled with hatred that they feel this way…what does NOT amaze me is that 90% of the time, these people are lefty voters…

  • globalcrap

    God Bless all our Military for protecting America . If only people like liberals would move overseas, that would be a blessing.

  • Redlion682

    Most Liberals HATE this country. And unfortunately, to a large degree they are the ones running it. Go figure.
    Maybe they hate everything.

  • freeinaz

    And I’ll bet the idiot lady left there feeling like a big victim.

    • jackp_7788

      Retreated to her safe space and cuddled with her stuffed teddy bear.

      • globalcrap

        In her grandma’s basement.

  • Redlion682

    And how about a a big Well Done to the couple in line who paid for this Marine’s meal. Thank you.

  • jackp_7788

    I served in the military. I know what kind of money they make. If for no other reason than that, they all deserve a discount. And more than 10%, imho.

    • CombatDiver

      At the commissary on Fort Carson, they accept WIC. I can vouch for the military not making much money. I just retired and it wasnt until about the last 5-6 years of my career that my wife and I didnt feel stressed out about our finances. There were times when we litterally chose which bills to pay and which ones we thought would hurt our credit less and not pay.

  • Jobe Overton

    #SemperFi!!

  • grais

    the difference between Americans and an ignorant, unappreciative whateversheis.

    I hope she relives her shame all over facebook.

  • edbo

    ANOTHER LIBTURD ,GOD BLESS THIS GENTLEMEN FOR HIS SERVICE

  • The_Repentant_Curmudgeon

    Okay, I’ll be the guy that upsets everyone with his comment. First off, I would totally ask for the discount if I were in his shoes. Why not?

    I am not in the military, but I attended the U.S. Army War College as a civilian and I’ve had this conversation a number of times. I very much like that we respect our military the way we do. I think the treatment of the military by the Democratic / Progressive Left after Vietnam was a horrible disgrace.

    I thought about joining the military when I was younger and I regret that I did not. When I listen to my friends discuss their military years, most of them really treasure that experience in their lives. Some of them grew to dislike it, like anything. One elementary school friend is now a general.

    Everyone I ever met in the military joined because it was something they really wanted to do. 75% of applicants to the Navy are rejected, and that’s a lot of unhappy guys who really wanted to join the Navy. Most people I know in the military (granted most are officers) either wanted the pride of serving their country (and that’s just a few), or they just wanted to fly jets or have an adventure (that’s most). But I’ve never met anyone who said he did it for altruistic reasons, so that others could enjoy privileges that he gave up for their sake. C’mon.

    So, I think the right response to the lady would have been something like “Gracious mam, I’d ask for a AAA discount if I thought they had one.”

    Okay, you can beat me up now.

    P.S. The woman is obviously a horror.

    • tverle

      Perhaps they didn’t join for altruistic reasons, but maybe they stayed in for them? They’re certainly not doing it for the $$$.

      • The_Repentant_Curmudgeon

        Yeah maybe. I still prefer the AAA comeback, however!

    • Petrucio14

      I have served in the military. I didn’t join for purely altruistic reasons, but I did risk my life for six years while collecting poverty pay. I am truly grateful for all military members. I know it has become a cliche, but all of them have given some of their lives for their country, and others have given all. Military service requires courage and every service member should command our respect and thanks. If you regard this post as beating you up – TS.

      • The_Repentant_Curmudgeon

        No, I agree with all of that (not sure why you put the TS in there though).

  • allyall

    Nice.

  • Oak Tree Lady

    Some people do not know that the military are paid so little that the extra discounts are just a way to make it a little easier on them, just as the groceries are cheaper on base than outside.

  • Eliza Engel

    his was a nice reply, but the picture is of a marine not a soldier. his reply just said veteran of the war in afghanistan not that he was a soldier. anyway great post

  • Dork Blaster

    I don’t think the term “lady” applies here

  • https://twitter.com/fedupamerican5 EverydayWoman

    I am sure the lady snarking on the solider would be the first one in line to demand RIGHTS & PRIVILEGES for ‘migrants’!

  • Jerry Shelton

    To every member of the US Armed Forces, A simple thank you is not enough.
    To the couple that paid for the meal, way to go!

  • BajaRon

    AWESOME! Thank you to the man who stepped up to the plate and voluntarily paid for the meal. He didn’t feel obligated, he just knew it was the right thing to do and he did it!

    Thank you BOTH for your service to your country. I hope the lady learned her lesson. But I doubt it.

  • BacktoOrdinary

    The same person probably asked for a senior discount . . .

    • whoRUkidn

      Well – they would be justified in receiving one for being mentally disabled

  • Marvin Nelson

    I always try to pay the check for any military members in uniform. It’s the least we can do for him. The bee-yatch behind him should spend a little time in the Middle East; she might change her opinion. Nah, she’s a libturd, so she’s too stupid to change.

    • Betsy

      I’d like to, but honestly, it would bankrupt me in short order! I live three miles (and work on) a large military base.

      I do tend to leave notes of thanks though.

  • Karla1953

    Sadly the actual % of those that serve and deploy over & over that many have the same misplaced attitude as the azzhat lady. They truly do not get it because they have no clue. Bravo to the gentleman who paid for the meal but as I always point out………… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/53f5dafacde4878d4d76b2db5997fb4012e98c4840145e84bebe2dd1d360dde6.jpg .jpg

  • Hard Charger

    I am truly grateful to be a retired Marine. ( Still a Marine, still serving)
    Some of my buddies didn’t made it back. But for those still in uniform, I think it’s great there are businesses that support them! I in turn, am happy to support those businesses.

  • DanielSFL

    Man’s wife: You deserve it… for having to put up with *expletives* like her.

    Best line ever. She deserved a foot massage and some chocolate covered strawberries from her husband for that one.

  • ElfPool Stormtrooper

    Who wants to take a bet that the woman called out is NOT receiving some sort of benefits that this man fights for her to have?

  • SouthTexas

    Thank you for your service.

  • I_KICK_HIPPIES

    I wonder if the mouthy libitch paid for her meal with her EBT card.

  • Robert States

    i still love you michelle…mmmmmmmmmmm love michele mmmmmmmmmm…..

  • rosetta_stoned

    The wench in line is your typical, leftist scrunt. Nothing more.
    I’m surrounding by these miserable people and witness this type of behavior every day.

  • Moshe Ben Avram

    As a Vietnam Vet who had to put up with rude people when I came home, and now at 63 I don’t have too, I would have had her crying in about 3 seconds.

  • ypdave

    The story lacks any verifiable facts like names, dates or places. Who thinks it really happened?

    • Sean Barrentine

      Given the number of people that think that way(and yes, I’ve encountered them), it could have happened any number of times, in a wide variety of locations across the U.S.

    • Michelle ✓classified

      Even if names, date and place were provided, dipfucks like you would still doubt it happened.

    • O_cult is Dead

      The ‘metro-man’ speaketh.

      Go pedal your insipid comments to your cycling clan of pussy-men.

  • Sean Barrentine

    XD Brilliant! I wonder if the woman even considered that the service member was asking because, like as not, he’s probably enlisted, and enlisted of all branches get paid..well, let’s just say if you enlisted for the pay, you’re a damned fool or you got lied to.

  • idalily

    Feel good post of the day. God bless the couple that bought his meal.

  • Jeff H

    I remember when it was OK to say “America: Love It or Leave It”.

  • Dr. Emmett L. Brown

    Fantastic!!!

  • rmullen7

    I would have done the same thing and offered to pay for his meal. Some people are just so ignorant its sad. They will never understand nor comprehend the sacrifices others make so that they can mule around in their pointless lives bitching about menial things.

  • joeymegatron

    best story on the Internet today, if true.

    • nc ✓s & balances

      Even if it didn’t actually happen *this* time, I still believe it, like one of those fake but accurate things. But no reason to think it’s fake.

  • Bill Smith

    Stop using your uniform to get discounts its a disgrace and yes I am a Veteran!!

    • thedeplorableblonde

      Hold up…we got a live one over here.

    • Deitwiler

      And, of course, that’s what you will say LOUDLY to the next military you see asking about a discount. Will you say the same to an elderly woman when she asks about a senior discount?

  • Deitwiler

    Thank you, young man, for your gracious and true answer to a very rude and ignorant woman. Our troops absolutely deserve courtesy, honor and, yes, a free or discounted meal on occasion. The next military personnel I see at a restaurant will have his meal paid for. God bless our troops! God bless America!

  • Kevin Curl

    And the woman behind him when she get’s old enough will be first to ask for her senior discount !

  • wharfrat

    The clerk is one of the geniuses who think they should be paid $15 per hour,when she should be fired,she has no respect like the woman behind the Soldier,when there is an attack on us the Soldier will run to the trouble the cowards will run away and hide,

    • Jerome Goolsby

      It wasn’t the cashier it was the idiot in line. Seems the cashier was as shocked as the soldier was.

  • Faye Stampe

    total bitch

  • Scott Summers

    I like everything about the result of this story except the author of the article had to let his bias seep into the story. I am a proud liberal. It is not a put down to me, rather, it’s a badge of honor. However, to say liberals might not know there is still a war going on is a dumbass comment. I served in 2 conflicts. I have ALWAYS supported our troops. I have paid for scores of meals and drinks for various military personnel from vets to recruits fresh out of basic. I know many people…liberals, conservatives and independents, who enthusiastically support our troops. Conversely, I know plenty of liberals, conservatives and independents who don’t support them…even more who openly resent and insult them. To somehow make this a political thing is stupid, misinformed and idiotic. For me, it ruined a great story with its insulting opening.

  • Wilf Mcgregor

    several places give military and nhs staff uk
    discounts if you don’t ask you don’t get simples

  • Daniel Noval

    Stfu there is no war against veterans. The only war being waged against veterans are the ass hats in Congress who hate paying to care for the marines, soldiers, and sailors they sent to war.

  • lilwren

    …ooh-rah!

  • LochGates44

    I’m surprised he was so direct in asking the girl behind the register about military personal getting a discount.

  • randyl1262

    I would have paid for his meal too. Glad someone with some sense was in line.

  • Paul Banta

    As Hillary Clinton is now running for president, it is necessary to take a good look at her record in order to gain a glimpse of how she would perform as the president. After going over her success and failures over the past few years, I was able to accumulate a list of her failures and accomplishments.
    List of Hillary Clinton Failures:
    Gave Russia a reset button which reset cold war
    Lack of a coherent plan to address the Arab Spring
    Deteriorating relations with Israel
    Assessment of Bashar al-Assad (whom she labeled a “reformer”)
    Cluelessness that withdrawal of U.S. forces in Iraq would give the radicals a foothold
    Benghazi scandal
    Lack of bringing to justice the jihadists who killed our 4 Americans
    Victory lap on Osama bin Laden giving a false impression of AL-Qaeda’s decimation
    Blindsiding the Israeli prime minister with a public declaration of U.S. policy on “1967 borders”
    Backing Hugo Chavez’s candidate in Honduras rather than the middle and business classes’ choice (who was also pro-American)
    Relaxation of Cuban sanctions followed by Alan Gross’s imprisonment
    Surprising Poland and the Czech Republic by pulling out anti-missile sites
    Embracing Hosni Mubarak (calling him a family friend) just when pressure was needed to prevent what ultimately became his overthrow
    The lack of a cogent approach to the Middle East
    Failing to take decisive action in Syria before jihadists poured into the country
    The decision to overthrow President Gaddafi in Libya
    Downplaying human rights, especially with China
    Failing to robustly support the Green Revolution
    Engagement of Iran and foot-dragging on sanctions, allowing Iran to reach the cusp of a nuclear weapons capability
    Announced “pivot” to Asia without carrying through
    Erased email server
    Clinton cash
    Maintaining the status quo with Pakistan
    However, it would just be easier to ask Hillary what her biggest accomplishment was as Secretary of State. She answered, “My accomplishments as Secretary of State? Well, I’m glad you asked! My proudest accomplishment in which I take the most pride, mostly because of the opposition it faced early on, you know… the remnants of prior situations and mindsets that were too narrowly focused in a manner whereby they may have overlooked the bigger picture and we didn’t do that and I’m proud of that. Very proud. I would say that’s a major accomplishment.”
    Being that I could not find any major Hillary accomplishments myself, I could not make out a list of what she should place on her presidential resume. In summary, the people of the USA get what they vote for. Just like voting in a community organizer, voters reap what they sow.

  • Mike S.

    The only reason liberals don’t spit on GIs (via words or deed) like they did during the Viet Nam war is because its no longer PC to blame the warrior for the war.

  • Amy

    My daughter is a liberal and a career Navy FMF Corpsman. She’s been in the Navy since 2002. It’s simply too easy to just blame liberals for disrespecting the military. It’s not liberals or conservatives, it’s run of the mill a$$holes.

  • Howetexas

    For sure it was a liberal!

  • bo1921

    I’d have liked to have seen a pic of the entitled harpy behind the soldier.

  • Jesus

    So which of the many wars have actually protected US citizens?

    • /sarcnado ☠

      Troll alert!

      • Jesus

        They send our youth to have their lives ended for money in someone’s pocket and then call them heroes.
        They aren’t protecting anything, except sometimes poppy fields.

        Gotta keep that illegal war on drugs going in the states.
        It’s a money pit, man.

  • Wonderboy82

    What does respecting the military have to be with being liberal? Very irresponsible and derisive “journalism” there twitchy! Especially considering the only source is some guy’s Facebook post.

  • Billy Jones

    well to me this is a slated story since we do not know the lady’s
    politics heck she could have been a republican from all we get seems they believe everyone gets free stuff

  • Richard de Shazo

    OUTSTANDING!!

  • Russell Merritt

    The only thing wrong with this article is the way that you lump all liberals together. That is a rude thing to do. I am a veteran, I served honorably, and proudly. I vote, pay my taxes, do community service. I stand at the National Anthem, I still tear up every time a color guard marches past with the flag. My Father, myself, both of my brothers, my son in law and 3 nephews all served in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. We go to church, we love our countrty, but we also believe it is our duty as people and as a nation to take care of the poor, without question or qualification – yep we are liberals and we are hard working, proud Americans who are tired of being called un-American or not supporting our troops. My family has 5 combat ribbons, 2 distinguished service medals and 3 of us are disabled due to service related injuries. None of us is on welfare, but we believe in our taxes paying welfare. We believe in social medicine, food stamps, equal rights for everyone and we have the scars and stars to prove it. So don’t lump us all in one basket.

    • The Deplorable HDanny

      From this Navy veteran,thank you and your family for your service and sacrifices,and speaking as a conservative,we may not agree on a few things,but I,for one,would never lump y’all in one basket!!!

      • Russell Merritt

        Thank you for your service and your kind words.

  • DerekJR321

    I don’t get the hostility towards Military personnel. Call me stupid, but whenever I see someone in uniform… I feel like I’m looking at a celebrity. To me, THEY are a big deal.

  • Danny McNabb

    Sounds more like Ann Coutler to me it’s the conservatives that bitch about people wanting hand outs not liberals.

  • Bawrence

    No indication in the post that she was a liberal, let along HRC. Her attitude seems more Repug, if you think about it.

    • lraivala

      Just her attitude said “Progressive Anti-Military Hater” all over it. Hell, I hope even you are smart enough to know 80% plus are conservative and vote Republican.

  • Dave Dube

    This is clearly Obama’s fault

  • smokeybandit

    While a valid scenario, is this a real story or just a heart-warming narrative?

  • Dim Jon

    conservative ignorant trolls… laughable.

  • Worc1

    I hope that lady went back under that rock she crawled out from. She should have a flashing light on her head reading “Obama Voter!”.

  • Teri Howard

    This story is old and not true. I’ve read it at least ten other times and always by a different “vet”. And while you’re at it, why not write an article on how the Republican congress continually votes to cut funding for veterans. Doesn’t that bother you as conservatives? Because you love and support veterans so much, right?

    • gcf1965

      As a vet and hardcore conservative, I agree you are probably right. These stories are usually made up non sense and appeal to ignorant, shallow minded people who only know how to “think” with emotion and have no idea how to argue on facts

    • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

      Post the budget numbers where Republicans continually “cut funding for veterans.”

      We’ll wait.

  • usgilly

    As a vet living in Vegas I often where my 25th Infantry hat and daily have people thanking me for my service. No negative remarks ever about the hat. I appreciate hearing it even though it was decades ago that I served. And by the way Loew’s has 10 percent off for vets.

  • baxtr2

    Some people stick their nose in other peoples’ conversation and complain when it gets bitten.

  • akaren

    It didn’t make me smile, it made me furious. The photo, however, is misleading since it was not the cashier who insulted him–it was the woman standing behind him–if this is even a photo of the actual people involved.

  • TYPE O NEGATIVE

    I bet I know what color the “lady” was.

    • yourmamatoo

      Isn’t that copyright infringement?

  • TYPE O NEGATIVE

    When I see military discounts at Lowes and other stores, I don’t go “that’s not fair” I think “Damn, going through grueling training, going to another country with the chance of having to go into combat, that’s not worth 10% off”

    And I mean that in a good way. You have to have balls of steel to go into the military, and these stores usually give out a lousy 10%, which most of us can get with a coupon from the post office. If you ask me, it should be much more.

  • Dawn Appelberg

    Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Rosech Levy

    The military go and many times give their all and this creep and supposed “lady” have a problem with someone protecting them and their families. Hell, send them to the MidEast and see how they survive! Stupid again cannot be cured so the clerk should be fired and the “lady” excluded from ever coming there again. Two stupids does not equal a learned mind and manners.

  • Corey

    This woman was absolutely shameless! But, where is it indicated that the rude woman was a “liberal”? Please, please, we have enough problems without creating more strife between us. On many issues, I’d be called a “liberal” (though not on all) but that doesn’t make me evil. I promise. I have the utmost respect for those who serve and were I in that line, believe me, I wouldn’t have just looked on, I would’ve spoken up loudly in this fellow’s defense. Thanks for reading.

  • chaloner

    I won’t be surprise it was a Obama Worshiper.

  • Warchild_70

    Things have changed tremendously since I returned from Vietnam. Now a days I get handshakes and thanks for my service. When shopping with my son an Iraqi Enduring Freedom Veteran and people see our hats that let those people know we’re veterans they are staring and ask if we are father and son? We laugh and say like Father like Son and the folks tell us how proud of my boy who went into harms way following my footsteps. Yep things are a lot different now.

    • divingpetrel

      First off – Thank You and Your Son for your respective service.

      Probably depends on where you are. I went to the Seattle University District wearing one of my USMC t-shirts and my sister told me afterwards that I was getting some very nasty looks. This was back in the mid-80’s, so it has been 30 years ago. However, I am sure that it has not gotten any better at that particular location.

    • religionandhistory

      Very few in the small town I lived in disrespected the troops in Vietnam – I think there were 5 jerks total – The narrative has been twisted by the left as was the unearned disrespect ! Respect and All my Love – to you and yours 🙂 !

  • Victoria Richardson

    That is wonderful that the military get discounts and they should. Seniors also get discounts and should. People always has something to say.

  • ember

    We should all make an effort to support our troops in ways like this whenever we can.

    And I hope that azzwipe behind him got a massive case of diarrhea.

  • Marie Lidke

    Just this Christmas Eve something like this happened in the grocery store in our town. My husband was at the cash register in line when a man in BDU’s walked up. My husband started up a conversation with the gentlemen and learned that he just touched down on home soil on leave from overseas to spend Christmas with his family; he was buying gift cards and some food for Christmas. A woman behind him spoke up yelling at him about “how dare you be here and not out defending our country. How dare you be here buying gifts while you should be there fighting.” she would not stop screaming at the soldier. The manager of the store came over escorted the woman out of the store, told her she was never welcomed back in the store, and personally paid for the soldiers groceries. I cannot understand the thinking of some people.

  • Carl Pyzowski

    She was probably going to get her stuff free on food stamps.

  • Solomon Evans

    So the cashier was Black?

  • hunter worthington

    Who the hell believes that made up story? Stupid people.

    • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

      A lot of stupid Moonbats believed Jessie Macbeth was a real soldier.

  • David

    I’m active duty army….I’m not recognizing the uniform he is wearing. Looks like the old BDUs but sleeves are rolled like marine corps…..not sure this guy is really active duty military. He isn’t wearing a uniform worn by any active duty military branches. Please explain.

  • Maria Smith Brown

    I have nothing but the utmost respect for the military. Active duty and veterans. Had I been in line behind someone in the military being treated like that by another customer, I, too, would’ve stepped up and paid for that soldier’s meal. I work for a chain of McDonald’s, and if it were up to me, military and veterans would get a free Extra Value Meal. They deserve it.

  • therealvoiceofamerica

    Serving in Afghanistan has nothing to do with our freedom. Thanks anyway! A lot of military guys have Chris Kyle lier syndrome.

    • religionandhistory

      True only if you served in Afghanistan as Taliban ! Otherwise YOU are the LIAR !

    • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

      “The first step must be getting off the wrong battlefield in Iraq, and taking the fight to the terrorists in Afghanistan and Pakistan.” — Illinois Senator Barack Obama, August 2007

  • Kathy Satankitty Stearns

    I am a “Liberal” There is a big difference between liberal & disrespectful That woman was not liberal, just rude & I am sick of seeing posts like this labeling us like her

    • religionandhistory

      You are a liberal or Progressive Socialist Immorality promoting left leaning robot ? Big difference and yet………

  • Yvcheslav Fetisov

    Nice

  • Michael J. McCabe

    Probably had an EBT card

  • philistinus

    And we know this is a liberal how?

    • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

      Guess. :rolleyes:

  • Krist Martin

    I love how the title of this claims it is a Liberal who said that to the Military member, It sounded way too much like a conservative to me.

    • religionandhistory

      Probably not a liberal they would start calling names in the first sentence like most of them without knowledge / facts or wisdom ! You may need to start openly lying and name calling like your peers if you hope to fit in with the Immoral Left better 😉 !

    • yourmamatoo

      BS.

    • Rick Isaak

      Yeah….because it’s a conservative site! Really easy to make a screenshot of what ANYONE posts…and blurt out the name and….booyah! Instant outrage!

  • Rick Isaak

    Please don’t believe, that this story is acutally true. This story has been spread around for years with slight variations…just like the one about the rude lady that complained on the airplane for sitting next to a Black man…then it was a Muslim, then it was a gay man..etc.. and they bumped the other guy to first class. Like how they get that the woman just happened to be a liberal with so little information. You’d be better off reading the Weekly World News and find out how some poor kid is Bigfoot’s baby!

    • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

      Yea, just like all those Moonbats who believed Jesse Macbeth was a real soldier. :rolleyes:

    • yourmamatoo

      Prove it wrong.
      I’ll wait…

  • Warthog0

    How much did they spend on their priviliged vavations and perks while being in the WH.. How
    Much are they BHO and Michelle going to get for the rest of their lives, so much for privilege!

  • jordans1

    Why assume she was a lib, A lot of republicans claim everyone is on the dole and looking for a handout.

    • yourmamatoo

      Link?

  • yourmamatoo

    More good peope respect our military than the don’t.

  • BigJared

    This is one of those memes of a conversation that probably never actually occurred.

  • DoctorAmmo

    The least you could do is find a picture of a real GI instead of some JROTC kid. BDUs haven’t been worn in over 10 years.

  • Kamelhaj

    Democrats are still spitting at our troops!

  • DogGuy

    What does this have to do with being liberal? I would be outraged by the people who disrespected a member of the US military. I would say something not so nice to those people and I’m a liberal as you get. I also support more funding for our Veterans, to bad the Republicans are always cutting funding.

    • inveniam

      You might not know it but many people conflate liberal with fascist. You see, there is a group of people in this country who carry the mantle of liberal proudly call themselves liberal but are really fascists. They hate as a predisposition and are always offended. They hate the military they hate that you have liberties and they continually seek a larger and larger and more powerful government to make your liberties fewer and fewer. You see, they know better than you and I how we should live and act. They call themselves liberals. They are anything but and they seek to shut you up if you disagree with them.
      As for Republicans, they are not much different then Democrats as you can see by what is happening in our political spheres. Niether fo them are liberals. Many are simply corrupt and do what most humans do without moral, financial or physical constraints.

      • DogGuy

        lib·er·al
        ˈlib(ə)rəl/
        adjective
        1.
        open to new behavior or opinions and willing to discard traditional values.
        “they have more liberal views toward marriage and divorce than some people”

        2.
        (of education) concerned mainly with broadening a person’s general knowledge and experience, rather than with technical or professional training.
        synonyms:wide-ranging, broad-based, general
        “a liberal education”

        noun
        1.
        a person of liberal views.

        • inveniam

          Not sure what your point is there… My point is that definition does not apply to Unions (denies free commerce with bully tactics), OWS (denies earned income with bully tactics), BLM (denies free speech with bully tactics), Islam (denies basic human rights to anyone not a believer–by beheading or the occasional roof tossed homosexual), Baby part selling planned parenthood (over 50,000,000 denied life and counting–and if you argue with them your against womens health…), government control of your guns (denies basic right and if you argue with them your a knuckle dragging banjo playing mountain dweller clinging to your guns and bible) etc…
          The Anti-federalists and the Conservatives have it right–the Federalists and the “liberals” would have run roughshod over us all were it not for the bill of rights–and who insisted upon the bill of rights–guys who want larger government or guys who want smaller government?
          Bottom line–the bigger the government the less freedom (liberal) you can be.

    • honestAbesurd

      No one is cutting funding except Obammy. You are trash.

      • DogGuy

        Prove it and make sure it’s not some right wing source. Oh, and thanks for calling someone you don’t even know “trash”. You’re so polite and have lovely manners. God Bless You!

      • DogGuy
        • DogGuy

          (04/15), the (Republican led)House Appropriations Subcommittee marked up the 2016 Veterans Affairs funding bill, and slashed more than $1.4 billion from the president’s (Obama) requested budget for America’s Veterans.

      • DCinDC

        Well, actually the GOP has cut funding for VA plus education for Vets.

  • interestedobserver2

    Typical liberal mindset — whining by DogGuy notwithstanding.

    • DCinDC

      Typical conservative mindset. Cut the military benefits.

      • interestedobserver2

        Yeah, like YOU are going to defend anyone. AHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

        • DCinDC

          Well, the GOP has consistently trimmed Veterans’ benefits. No one seems to call them out on these votes. By the way you sound like you are gay. Are you?

          • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

            Post the “military benefits” that they cut.

          • interestedobserver2

            No, but you sound like you are a bigot. Are you?

  • Dennis Latham

    When I came home from Vietnam to El Toro Marine Air Base, we had orders that while in uniform we were not to react to any attacks on us by Vietnam war protesters. At LAX I was with two other Marines when we encountered protesters in half-military uniforms asking us how many babies we killed and then they spit at us. We wanted to fight back but our Marine discipline prevailed. Some guy came out of an airport bar and took us inside and bought us drinks. He said his brother was in Vietnam. I had no idea people hated us that much for fighting for our country. When I got home, no one met me at the airport. I came in late at night and my parents were too poor to have a car so I had to take a cab home. I went downtown with my mother the next day and people crossed the street to avoid us. I couldn’t understand what I had done to be treated like that. My mother told me the protesters and media and places like Berkeley were making things hard on us. College students didn’t care if guys like me went to war but they didn’t want to get drafted. I went to the VA after discharge and I had to wait six hours to see a doctor. There were no chairs and we had to sit on the floor with sometimes dead people on gurneys there with us. The wait and the resident doctors we saw wasn’t worth it so most of us went to outside doctors. It still bothers me this far down the line that we were treated so badly. I’m glad that has changed somewhat for veterans.

  • Chris

    Whether conservatives want to admit it or not, there’s plenty of liberals serving in the US Armed Forces that feel slighted when they read the first paragraph of this article.

    • honestAbesurd

      To bad.

  • Dave o

    I’m a democrat, and a liberal, this cashier is no more disgusting than the conservatives that show absolute hate and a complete lack of any respect for the office of President by the way they treat the man in that office. This country has devolved into a sound bite culture, nobody gives anyone else credit and all we do is look for ways to get in a smart added comment and the best put down. We’ve got to be better than this if we ever want to accomplish anything and if we ever expect to fix some of the many problems this country faces.

    • honestAbesurd

      EFF U PUNK? Shut your pie hole.

    • Cindy Munford

      Did you bother to read the story? The cashier just said that there where no discounts, it was patrons who both challenged the military member and who paid for his dinner. Isn’t America great!

      • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

        Moonbats don’t read for content. 🙂

    • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

      HEAR, HEAR!!! /s

      “It’s those [Iranian] hard-liners chanting ‘death to America’ who have been most opposed to the deal. They’re making common cause with the Republican caucus.” — President Barack Obama, August 2015

      “Now, extreme views about women, we expect that from some of the terrorist groups, we expect that from people who don’t want to live in the modern world, but it’s a little hard to take from Republicans who want to be the President of the United States.” — Democrat Candidate for President Hillary Clinton, August 2015

  • kikodpr

    “an entitled liberal” however, the behavior sounds more like hateful conservative talking about other privileges.

  • jardow90

    Probably both. They could both fit in eithers pants.

  • Chalma Patterson

    Awesome….God bless him.

  • eddieupchurch

    Bogus. That uniform hasn’t been worn in many years, also, the sleeves are not rolled properly. Not even close.

    • Cindy Munford

      I’m pretty sure that Twitchy put up that photo since the facebook photo is blurred. But if thinking this is a lie makes you happy, knock your socks off.

      • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

        It’s an AP photo at GITMO from a New York Daily News story in 2008 — “Yulie, a Cuban migrant who arrived by boat to Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base from Santiago de Cuba, attends a U.S. soldier as she works at McDonalds. The base offers Cuba’s only American fast-food restaurants, including McDonald’s and Pizza Hut.” http://www.nydailynews.com/news/guantanamo-bay-base-resembles-small-town-america-gallery-1.18569?pmSlide=1.18677

        • Cindy Munford

          You’re good!

          • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

            I just get feisty when people denigrate our servicemen. 🙂

          • Cindy Munford

            I don’t blame you. I thought we moved past that in the 70’s. Apparently I was wrong.

    • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

      Try to keep up with your uniform updates. It’s an AP photo in GITMO from a New York Daily News story in 2008 — “Yulie, a Cuban migrant who arrived by boat to Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base from Santiago de Cuba, attends a U.S. soldier as she works at McDonalds. The base offers Cuba’s only American fast-food restaurants, including McDonald’s and Pizza Hut.”
      http://www.nydailynews.com/news/guantanamo-bay-base-resembles-small-town-america-gallery-1.18569?pmSlide=1.18677

      • eddieupchurch

        You’re something else, you know that? TODAY is Jan 10, 2016. This photo and accompanying story was released in the last several days, which is what threw me off. Why would you attach a photo which is at least 12 years old to a current story? The Woodlands cammo has not been the service uniform in many years as I said. The ACU cammo is the type of service uniform currently worn my US service members. How is this a uniform update?

        • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

          What you wrote was false, you know that? You said the photo was “bogus,” which is false. The picture, and the uniform, are real and accurate. The photo is not “at least 12 years old.” It was published for a story on 18 June 2008 — only 7 1/2 years ago.

          And I said, “… keep up with your uniform updates,” not that the uniform in the photo was a uniform update. A little research says the Army’s final wear-out date for woodland BDU’s was 2008. It’s at GITMO, so he’s probably Navy or USMC anyway. The Navy NWU wasn’t mandatory until 2010. The USMC MCCUU was mandatory in 2005.

          Edit add: And I’d bet that’s a USN Security Forces patch on his pocket, and he’s a Master-at-arms rating. MA’s are about his age on my base.

          • eddieupchurch

            The photo and the story are being circulated as current. June of 2008 is not current by any standards. When you say “keep up with your uniform updates” that is a little off, wouldn’t you say? I don’t need a little research to figure out the final wear out date for the Woodland BDU’s, I was in the Army when we stopped wearing them. I can assure you this was many years prior to 2008. You could be right, the uniform could have belonged to the Navy or USMC, as the Army did not roll the sleeves of the BDU without a dust cover.

          • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

            Some websites have put “Stock Photo” under the picture, which would be better. And yes, my bet is he’s a Navy MA at GITMO. But like I said, keep up with your updates…

            “Army to Retire BDUs”
            January 23, 2008
            http://www.army.mil/article/7100/army-to-retire-bdus/

            WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Jan. 23, 2008) – The Army’s Deputy Chief of Staff for G-1 (Personnel) announced this month that the final wear-out date for the Army Battle Dress Uniform and Desert Battle Dress Uniform will be April 30 for both active-duty and reserve component Soldiers.

  • Momofmilitarysons

    Thank you to all of you who have ever bought a meal, paid for a haircut, shook the hand, etc. of a soldier (or any of our awesome armed forces) and said “thank you”. In my heart every time you do, it is like you are thanking my own son. The military of the United States is full of wonderful men and women who deserve their nation’s respect for the work they do.

  • Bill

    This story is hate bait. 1. Someone tells a story 2. Someone else says it was the liberals 3. Someone else posts it. 4. It gets sent around as evidence that 50% of Americans are evil. This is destroying our country and making people stupid and angry.

    • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

      Of course, unless, it’s true.

  • ericalbert

    Clueless people. When people volunteer for the armed services, who promote Empire, Fascist criminal foreign policies, THEY BECOME MERCENARIES, idiots, just like the soldiers of NAZI GERMANY. Amerika has supported STATE TERRORISM and ended up with blowback and counter terrorism, that was then converted into the FAKE WAR AGAINST TERRORISM, into more State Terrorism, more Fascism. When you have idiots WHO DO NOT CARE , are willfully ignorant what their Fascist, criminal elites are doing in their name, they are no better than the MERCENARIES for German Fascist Capitalism and Reich.

    • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

      … TINNNN FOILLLL … Gitcher TIN FOIL HERE!! … TINNNN FOILLLL …”

  • ericalbert

    When you have a BI PARTISAN Fascist, criminal foreign policy, Empire Fascists promoting criminal foreign policies, while HIDING behind the flag and Patriotism, you become a Fascist enabler, The BENGHAZI HEARINGS pretended divisions between Democrats and Republicans, BUT BOTH were involved in criminal foreign policies, HIDING the Fascist role Republicans, and Democrats in promoting jihadists, to do Fascist regime change through CIA NAZIS, AMERIKAN NAZIS:

    A recent London Review of Books report from the brilliant, Pulitzer-winning investigative reporter Seymour Hersh shows that Obama’s aggressive pursuit of regime change in Syria sparked criticism and pushback from the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS). By Hersh’s account, Obama’s determination to unseat Syrian president Bashar al Assad and his related false claim that “moderate” rebels were in place to do the job disturbed key military thinkers and officeholders who understood that moderates were weakly represented among Syria’s rebel movement and that the president’s obsession with removing Assad served jihadist forces leading the Syrian resistance:

    “Barack Obama’s repeated insistence that Bashar al-Assad must leave office – and that there are ‘moderate’ rebel groups in Syria capable of defeating him – has in recent years provoked quiet dissent, and even overt opposition, among some of the most senior officers on the Pentagon’s Joint Staff…The military’s resistance dates back to the summer of 2013, when a highly classified assessment, put together by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, then led by General Martin Dempsey, forecast that the fall of the Assad regime would lead to chaos and, potentially, to Syria’s takeover by jihadi extremists, much as was then happening in Libya. A former senior adviser to the Joint Chiefs told me that the document was an ‘all-source’ appraisal, drawing on information from signals, satellite and human intelligence, and took a dim view of the Obama administration’s insistence on continuing to finance and arm the so-called moderate rebel groups.”

    The administration refused to heed the DIA and JSC’s prescient warnings, rooted in solid intelligence. Massive CIA arms shipments to the jihadist rebels fighting Assad continued, helping fuel the rise of the IS. The arms travelled from Libya to Syria through the leading IS sponsor and U.S. ally Turkey in the wake of the killing of former Libyan head of state Muammar Gadaffi by Islamist extremists who screamed “God is Great” while sodomizing Gadaffi with bayonets. “The operation,” Hersh notes:

    “was largely run out of a covert CIA annex in Benghazi, with State Department acquiescence. On 11 September 2012 the US ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, was killed during an anti-American demonstration that led to the burning down of the US consulate in Benghazi; reporters for the Washington Post found copies of the ambassador’s schedule in the building’s ruins. It showed that on 10 September Stevens had met with the chief of the CIA’s annex operation. The next day, shortly before he died, he met a representative from Al-Marfa Shipping and Maritime Services, a Tripoli-based company which, [a JCS official told Hersh], was known by the Joint Staff to be handling the weapons shipments.”

    Ambassador Stevens was in Benghazi to oversee the CIA’s technically illegal arms smuggling operation there. The U.S. consulate in Benghazi, attacked by jihadist extremists who roamed the city’s streets, was part of the U.S. effort to bring down Assad. The White House concocted a story claiming that the Benghazi attack had emerged from a “spontaneous demonstration” sparked by an Internet video that had mocked the founding Muslim prophet Mohammed. Obama instructed Secretary Clinton to play along with the fairy tale and she complied. Late in the evening of September 11, 2012, she released a statement connecting the attack to “inflammatory material posted on the Internet” and “deplor[ing] any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others.” The message said that America’s “commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation.” (Thus was an incident that emerged from criminal and blood-soaked U.S. imperialism wrapped in the flag of America’s supposed noble commitment to tolerance and diversity in its liberal struggle with religious fanatics.)

    http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/01/08/regime-change-madness-hillary-obama-and-murderous-mayhem-in-the-muslim-world/

  • LAzdaPL

    To ask sparked this incident. One “volunteers” to become a military personnel. It is a privilege to have a business offer a discount to anyone other than the general public. A friend, a peace officer was told in the academy, DO NOT ask for any special privilege for no goods as that is taking advantage of your leadership position. This incident with the military guy and the husband and wife and cashier could have never ensued if the military guy had not asked. If the discount was offered, the cashier could have simply seen that he was in uniform or even asked the military guy if he had valid service I.D. (to validate his status) without making it into what did occur.

  • Diann Magnus

    I wonder if the rude woman was using an EBT card to pay for her meal?

  • D. Wright Downs

    Very nicely done. Our military personnel show class and training. I thought it was Nancy P.

  • ChemicalDeath

    God damned progressives. They inwardly hate the military and the US flag.

  • hunt458

    This is a big a lie as the one they tell about Vietnam era soldiers being spit on.

  • Justin Bogenschutz

    I call BS on this, the way this written up, is way too over dramatic, plus the pic was taken from an older article on how Americanized Guantamno Bay is becoming…this is probably how it all went down….The way that this written up seems a little too over dramatic, what mostly happened is that, the soldier asked if they gave military discounts, the cashier probably said no or not that she is aware of, people behind the soldier probably said they should, where the cashier offered to get the manager, and the soldier probably declined and took his food. Then he felt compelled to write up a fluff piece imagining the natioanl anthemn playing in the background, because he wanted to stoke some non existent flame

    • Cindy Munford

      I’m pretty sure the picture is a product of Twitchy since the soldier’s face book picture is blurred. I don’t know why he would bother to make things up since neither the lady who was offended nor the gentleman who paid for his meal are named or shown. Seems like a small thing to get conspiratorial about.

    • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

      Yea, soldiers have nothing better to do than sit around all fucking day thinking of ways “to stoke some non existent [sic] flame.” :rolleyes:

      • Teresa

        you never know what goes on in someones mind. But true or false it is sad that people are mean and say stupid things. No matter who you are. Military or not, it happens. I was a military wife and i seen so many things that would make your blood boil. So when it is a military person, or a civilian. People do things like that all the time. I would hope this story was untrue that someone would not have been that rude. But that is the way today’s people are. some will lie some will tell the truth.

  • Paul Muller

    The person behind the soldier probably paid for her purchase with an EBT card!

  • Kelly

    I’m a liberal and I wouldn’t have done that. That bitch got what she deserved. Whether we agree or not on what the government does, soldiers still deserve mad props.

  • https://superfitbabe.wordpress.com/ Cassie

    Love this story!

  • ericalbert

    Dear clueless Patriots, actually MERCENARIES, for Empire and criminal Fascist foreign policies: You are NOT Heroes, instead, as General Butler said of his own career in the armed forces, you are MUSCLEMEN for class elites, Fascist elites, Wall Street or Fascist Capitalism.

    YOUR WILLFULL IGNORANCE, complicity, Silence regarding the decades, NAY, centuries, of State Terrorism, INHERENT in all class deformed civil societies produces Empires, Wars and class slavery. STATE TERRORISM reproduces counter terrorism and BLOWBACK, and your WILLING MANIPULATION for the Fake war against Terrorism, WILL ONLY REPRODUCE MORE FASCISM, MORE WAR, MORE STATE TERRORISM.

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  • Bob ONeil

    This is pretty sad and I thank the people who paid for this man’s meal. It’s also insulting that the author has to put a political spin on this. Why does a person’s voting record open them up for questions about their patriotism or their admiration for members of the armed forces. I don’t vote straight tickets, never have as neither party has a lock on genius or stupidity. All you have to do is look at what passes for candidates today.

    • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

      Please post the political party, and/or voting record, that the author cited in his Facebook post.

  • Tom C

    All the people on here complaining about “liberals” should ask their “conservative” representative why they are not giving their full support to veterans programs. Ask them why are they cutting programs for veterans healthcare. Ask them why they are not paying the bills for the debt they incurred when they sent our service men and women overseas to fight for our freedom. And, I will ask you why you are more willing to support these people that choose to send our brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, fathers, and mothers to fight, and call our President a “pussy” because he chooses to not fight battles that can still possibly be solved through diplomacy.

    I congratulate the people that can take a heartwarming story and turning it into another example of how WE are the ones responsible to creating all the division in this country. If each one of us did not allow it to occur, it would not exist to this extent.

    If you feel you need to respond, maybe you can post using your real name and take responsibility for your opinion.

  • ronald larson

    who ever it was is a scumbag just like muchie and hilly so you both are correct. God bless the USA and lets get a real American in OUR WHITE HOUSE.

  • James Perley

    Liberals have disliked soldiers for years. They just are less vocal now because their hostility is politically incorrect. I returned home in 1970 when hostility was de rigre. While I was on a plane home to the US and civilian life, a flight attendant and I had a long conversation. When I left the plane, she gave me a Disneyland balloon and wished me luck. Then all of the passengers gave me a standing ovation.

    That soldier’s treatment by a true American warms my heart.

  • Ryan Miller

    anybody who fights in the military should get free food at fast food places not discounts. but when he says some people are willing to give up privileges so you can have them was just stupid to say.

  • Running Welder

    Curious as to how this is a liberal idea when the GOP has repeatedly undermined veteran care and pay raises for our military all while telling them how much they love and respect them. The reality is that this is not a liberal mentality but a misguided woman already angry at her husband who’s had enough of her shit and told her so more than once. Before you go blaming democrats or liberals or independents you need to take a look first at what party is currently harming our serving and retired service members and don’t automatically assume that every asshole out there is a dem or repub, lib or con, some people are none of the above but are all asshole.

    • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

      “… when the GOP has repeatedly undermined veteran care and pay raises for our military all while telling them how much they love and respect them.”

      Oh, for the love of pearl. Why did this thread pull all of the Moonbats out of the woodwork for some reason?

      • Running Welder

        Facts are there, go back and look at how the republican party has voted on these issues.

        • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

          You pull the Roll Calls and prove it. You guys always say the “facts are there” but never back it up.

          • Running Welder

            And you guys believe everything you read on the internet or hear from Rush and state that the facts are fake, you do your own homework you lazy mouth breather.

          • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

            BWWWHAAAHAAAhaaahaaaahaaahaaaa!!! Another lying Moonbat who shoots his mouth off WITHOUT having “the facts.” I knew you couldn’t back up your bullshIt. You Moonbats NEVER FAIL!!!

            WE’RE the one who always have to give YOU Moonbats the facts. So here’s the Thomas Roll Call website (which you’ve probably never even heard of). Put up or shut up.

            http://thomas.loc.gov/home/rollcallvotes.html

            And here’s a Roll Call vote I remember VERY well that shows what party harms our service members:

            U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 110th Congress – 1st Session H.R. 2206 (U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans’ Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007)
            Vote Date: May 24, 2007, 08:26 PM
            http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=110&session=1&vote=00181

            Clinton (D-NY), Nay
            Obama (D-IL), Nay

            Both Hillary and Obama voted AGAINST funding our troops in a combat zone.

          • Running Welder
          • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

            I picked all 3 because they’re hilarious!!! I am impressed, though, that a Moonbat actually found the Roll Call website (albeit it’s just the House). Congratulations, but it also proves you also don’t have a clue what you’re talking about.

            http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2015/roll705.xml
            ^^^ This one was just a House Rules vote on Section 3(a) of H.Res. 566. Nothing to do with the health of our Veterans. H.Res. 566, itself, passed in the House, and H.R.2029 became Public Law No: 114-113 on 12/18/2015. That was a big miss…

            http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll941.xml
            ^^^ This one was just a Conference Report vote. Nothing to do with the health of our Veterans. H.R.2055 has not even been voted on yet, because it’s been in Subcommittee since 08/13/2015. You’re getting closer, though…

            http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2010/roll662.xml
            ^^^ I don’t have a clue why you picked this one, but it’s
            just an amendment vote on another bill that hasn’t even been voted on — H.R.3082 “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 5919 Chef Menteur Highway in New Orleans, Louisiana, as the ‘Daryle Holloway Post Office Building’.”

            Again, nothing to do with the health of our Veterans. And only a clueless Moonbat would give a flying flip about that amendment vote. :rolleyes:

            I guess it’s like the ole saying, “Three strikes and you’re out.”

          • Bozwell

            just read this string and the post below this
            gotta tell ya….you have proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that you’re an idiot
            makes perfect sense that you’re a demorat but…
            “some people are none of the above but are all asshole”

  • Peter Goodwin

    So…was it a “privelage” when all of these fine men and women VOLUNTARILY signed up for their respective armed forces knowing full well that they will most likely be required to be away from their loved ones? THEY made the choice! It’s a job just like anyone else goes to every day, and gets PAID to do!If you don’t want the risk then don’t enlist, stay a civilian!!!

    • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

      :rolleyes: Try reading what he actually wrote — “I don’t expect special treatment from civilians for my service…” Geezuz… SMH

  • MadameAlto .

    Nowhere in the tweet does it say the rude woman was an entitled liberal.

    • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

      If the shoe fits….

  • Teresa

    There is all kinds of discounts, Military, senior, children under 8 or 10. Dam if i was someone that could get a discount i would ask for it to. Some people are just rude and angry in their life that they have to spread that anger to others. I love what you said and i hope some people that think they same way thinks before they speak, but don’t hold your breath on that one. You can not change someone else but you can how ever change yourself to be a better person. Thank you for your serves.

  • norskmann

    At which point along the continuum does a person become responsible for facilitating and or being complicit in war crimes and crimes against humanity in immoral wars based on lies? Following orders does not take away the blame. US soldiers do not serve the nation, they serve to make the ruling elite more wealthy…

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    • Joycey

      norskmann??? Did the ruling elite blow up the twin towers? Are the ruling elite chopping off heads and raping women and children? Stop pretending there is no evil in the world except rich people. You are not living in reality.

      • norskmann

        How many heads were blown off innocent children by the use of Killer Drones? How many women and children have US soldiers raped in the Middle East and worldwide? How much evil would be in the Middle East and the rest of the world would there be if the US had stayed away from numerous invasions, assassinations, installation and support of brutal right wing regimes etc. etc.? There are other psychopath nations to be sure, Israel for one being second only to the US in being the most violent and terrorist nation in the world. Here’s the thing, job #1 of all US presidents is to make the world safe for corrupt, crony, predatory capitalism while destroying all alternatives at every opportunity… Assassinations, invasions, death squads, installation and support of brutal right wing regimes… face it, the US is not the good guys of the world. Deal with it…

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  • leader4hru

    How it should be!

  • MarioRom

    “Rude” is when someone chimes in a conversation that is none of their business, but that’s a Liberal for you. They want to give the lazy all of the breaks and hard working people the shaft.

  • Reznikk

    The Author of this take a completley unrelated situation and tries to further a political agenda, this is ridiculous. The story itself is awesome, the author is a putz.

  • MD707

    The intro to this story says “Whether Liberals admit to it or not, there is a war going on in this country against our military. The Blatant disrespect some people have for those who serve in the military s just disgusting.” Yes, you know who is showing them that blatant disrespect, the GOP majority in Congress who have voted down the last two jobs bills and assistance programs for veterans…Bi-Partisan bills co sponsored by (R) Senator John McCain and (I) Bernie Sanders. If you want to respect and support the military, than insist that your elected officials do just that. Spending money on defense does not include helping our service people when they come home.

    • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

      Post the Roll Call for that bill co-sponsored by McCain and Sanders.

      Also, just FYI, the VA is not funded by the Department of Defense.

  • Dominick Carnevale

    The lady in line was a Trump supporter.

  • yeherzkel

    humbug

  • randi

    Must be Hillary idiots.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    He was 100% right to ask. Students do the same thing, and so do senior citizens. The woman who made a stink about it is just a hateful person. The soldier handled himself with dignity. Bless the couple who paid for the soldier’s meal.

  • JONDO

    She looks like she just sneaked across the border.

  • Joycey

    Do coupons make me privileged? I use my coupons. And I buy things when they are on sale. Not FAIR you cry?

  • nysticks

    someone should identify that bitch

  • US Constitution

    Military members should never ask for a discount, especially in uniform. It is a serious breach of ethics, and violates the 3rd amendment . That said, this woman should have pulled this young servicemember aside to remind him that his conduct reflected poorly on the military.

    • Deplorable Sterling Archer

      I’m a vet and still don’t. My father is a Vietnam vet and asks everywhere he goes. To each their own. Growing up, I just felt the military was my obligation.

    • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

      Breach of ethics??? You’d better tell that to every branch of the services, because every one of them has a website to help servicemen find discounts…

      http://www.armymwr.com/
      http://www.navymwr.org/
      https://www.usafservices.com/Home.aspx
      http://www.usmc-mccs.org/#
      http://www.militaryonesource.mil/

      • US Constitution

        There is a huge difference between a business offering a discount, and frankly gaining goodwill in consideration of their offer, and a member in uniform soliciting one. Our founding fathers wrote the 3rd amendment specifically to address when American colonists were forced to quarter British soldiers.

        • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

          He didn’t “solicit” a damn thing. He asked for information about a discount that may have already existed. THAT’S the huge difference. I’ve taken enough DOD Ethics video training modules to know the difference. For example, strictly speaking, if you’re a DOD contractor on a trip with Govt. personnel, you can ride in their Govt. rental car but not the other way around. THAT could be seen as contractor soliciting.

  • Calvin Hughes

    This is a classic example of what happens why you stand up to a radical liberal democrat. If they cant argue against the facts they change the subject and when that doesn’t work they go to name calling. At least this lady was smart enough to know when she should shut up.

    #radicalliberaldemocrat

  • TiredOfAholes

    Hi, please use a updated photo for your article…that uniform has not been used for a while…thanks for caring about us. please be accurate

  • http://www.thenewcrusader.com/ Sir Dirty Harry

    No, it was Valerie Jarrett, the Iranian Spy.

  • Nick Myer

    Odd, I was going to guess it was a Republican since they block all of the Veteran’s bills and cut SNAP which benefits thousands of military families. You know, things that you Reich Wingers call “handouts” and “welfare” like it’s bad for people to get help to survive.
    A Liberal, eh? I see no mention of which political party the lady belongs to. Did she flash her Voter ID card that Republicans insist upon us having as a way to prevent minorities and college students from voting? Or did you just make that up along with every other “fact” you knuckle dragging troglodytes put on the Internet and Faux News?
    Pathetic Reich Wing sister fisting inbred morons….

  • Elgin

    I am a liberal but I still have a great deal of respect for those who are willing to put themselves in harms way for our country. I don’t always agree with the reasons POLITICIANS put our men and women in danger, but I appreciate that our soldiers are ready to act when called upon.

  • Paul

    Doubt the story is real.

  • perseus317

    People like that woman need to be put in their place, and told to their face that others don’t hold her values, and don’t appreciate her attitude towards a person who voluntarily offered to serve his country.

  • pops dad

    Whether liberals want to admit it or not, there’s still a current war going on against our own service members here in America. What does liberals have to do with the article. One can tell the writer is a conservative because of the way he starts his article. Sir, I am a liberal. I served in the military during the Vietnam War. I know too well about the way military personnel are treated and were treated. No military personnel were treated worse than those who served during the Vietnam War. For you to say weather liberals want to admit it or not is a slap in the face for those liberals who serve or who have served. you show a lot of disrespect for the liberals who serve in the military with that comment. Please retract your beginning line. it wasn’t needed because me and majority of others who serve don’t care if your liberal or conservative and we know that troops, to this day, are still treated badly to no fault of there own.

  • Tallandreal

    That’s just an ignorant person NOT FREAKING REFLECTIVE OF A LIBERAL. STOP with that bullshit.

  • John R Fleming

    ill bet the nasty woman was a hate-America,Obama Black

  • sixstringjohnnyd49

    i think to many americans take freedom for granted thay dont realize how many young men gave up there lives so we can stand in that burger joint and order food so dont be disrespectful to our service men we owe them alot for what thay do

  • Susan Anderson

    It is a sad fact that our government does not take care of our Service men and woman. I believe that the Service men and woman should have lifetime insurance and should get a good check every month for all they have done for us.They should get what our so called president gets at least they deserve it and work for it. I have not seen him earn one cent and does not deserve one cent.

  • Doug McGinn

    First of all there isnt one soldier in Iraq or Afghanistan fighting for the freedoms of anyone in the United States. They are there fighting for corporate interests in an illegal war. That killing and slaughter has nothing to do with freedom and everything to do with corporate interests and maintaining the status quo. Secondly you are not free, freedom in the united states is nothing more than an illusion. You are taxed into poverty, you spend your life in a state of voluntary servitude and if you do not obey, men with guns will either kill you or place you inside a cage. You can not leave your country because there is no place on this planet where you as an American you are safe. Do you know why that is? Its because the united states has been in a perpetual state of war since its founding, killing, bombing, murdering innocent men, women, children in every corner of this planet to the degree that there are people who would love nothing more than to kill Americans. They dont hate us because of our so called freedoms or religions… they hate us because we run around the globe killing indiscrimately and if we kill a few million innocent men, women and children while we are at it, its ok in our eyes.

  • http://border-collies-in-the-burbs.blogspot.com/ Vicki Green

    How would anyone know the political leanings of the lady in line who was rude? Did she wear a sign that said “I am a liberal”? She may have been one of the far right like the Bundy clan and their followers who want to overthrow the government.

  • http://www.creatifart.com/ Creatifart

    This image was staged and is fake. There is no unit patch on the soldier shoulder. So, he never served in combat. I hate when people do shit like this just for a story. See example of a marine in combat uniform.

  • Mark Hermanson

    I have seen this same story, repeated multiple times, once it was a dependant wife, other times a soldier, other times a marine……………I would rank this up with urban tales

    • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

      Please post the other stories.

      • Mark Hermanson

        they have been all over facebook for about 2 years now, which is why I would say internet urban legend.

        Honestly, I would have to go digging.

        • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

          Or, because it happens so much they have been been all over Facebook. Then they should be very easy to find.

          • Mark Hermanson

            sorry, I dont play these silly games. Its the internet, this stuff shows up all the time.
            They never list the store, the cashier, the service members name, the town, the state….or even branch of service……..and in this day and age of everyone recording everything, funny ho they dont show up

            spending the first 18 years of my life as a military dependent, the next 8 as a service member, never seen it happen, never heard of it happening.

          • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

            No, you mean you don’t support your accusations. If the “urban legends” were so prevalent, they would be debunked at a high rate also, if they were false, and easily reposted for proof. The absence of specifics in this particular post is no different than the stuff that shows up all the time on Facebook (and that’s also because it’s just a .jpg screenshot).

          • Mark Hermanson

            yeah, you got me skippy that must be it, or I just dont play silly internet games that get spread like this…….but hey, you keep on believing it

          • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

            You were the one who shot your mouth off that there were soooooOOOOOooooo many examples alllll over the internet, Lester. Put up or shut up.

          • disqus_ubzDC4XSN5

            Duh, then don’t believe him, who cares. The whole point is that nothing about this stranger was identified as a liberal elitist. It was just a woman who chose to complain. And since her complaint follows right along with the conservative complaint about “entitlements”, I would say this woman is no liberal. Feel better Roto? Either way, this article and image was a stupid post.

          • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

            Of course you don’t care if he doesn’t support his accusations. That’s a prerequisite for your Moonbat Space Cadet, Private 2nd Class, stripe. You Moonbats think ANY degradation of our troops is just fine. Either way, everyone knows that. Annnnd, like all good Moonbats, you don’t have a clue what an “entitlement” is. A freakin military discount at McDonald’s is NOT an “entitlement” FFS. :rolleyes:

  • Whitepine63

    Why do you think she was a liberal? She was an asshole. Believe or not there liberal thinking folks in the service. How ignorant. I think she was a conservative. See how stupid that sounds?

    • disqus_ubzDC4XSN5

      And when you look at who in congress cut benefits for servicemen and women it was conservatives who have done it repeatedly. Go to war for our lie but screw yourself if you get injured or can’t find a job when you get home. That is how conservatives treated them, Then conservatives said we were not supporting our troops when we didn’t want their lives wasted on a war over lies. It was conservatives who sued them for profit and then cut their benefits.

      • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

        “And when you look at who in congress cut benefits for servicemen and women it was conservatives who have done it repeatedly.”

        Prove it. Post the Bill numbers and Roll Call votes. One of your Moonbat buddies tried it last night, and he failed miserably. He ran off with his tail between his legs like you Moonbats always do.

        • disqus_ubzDC4XSN5

          9 times idiot. Prove it? Easy, it’s been in the news every time they screwed them. Stop watching Fox. If you don’t know who in congress is doing what, you should not be voting. If you missed this, sorry, you are the misinformed Fox watcher. I can’t fix you or impart reality into your brain. You are screwed.

          • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

            BWWAAAHAAAHAAAhaaaahaaaahaaaaahaaaaaaaaa…

            As always, you idiot Moonbats can’t backup your lies. Just like the other idiot Moonbat last night who failed miserably trying to backup this same lie. Put up or shut up. Here, I’ll even give you the Govt. link that you dumbass Moonbats have never heard of…

            http://thomas.loc.gov/home/rollcallvotes.html

  • Sharon Tish

    Well said young man. Perhaps this posting will be some food for thought for many others as well!God Bless and be with you during and after your service to our country!!!!

  • UF

    Outstanding. You most certainly DO deserve special treatment for your service just as the lady behind you deserves what she got for being the back opening of her alimentary canal. All-in-all, a very nice ending. Well done to your beneficiary. Thank you for your service

  • Zoë Jupiter

    It amazes me how people just assume she was a liberal. How dumb. She was just a rude a$$, disrespectful human being.

  • disqus_TXlLd72GJ2

    thats awsome!

  • disqus_ubzDC4XSN5

    Why does this article assume it was a liberal? It is conservatives that think any little benefit is a handout. We pay into social security, conservatives whine we are getting a handout. We pay into unemployment insurance,we get laid off, it is conservatives who say we are getting a handout when we paid into it. Not sure what the point of this article was, but there was noting about the bitchy woman that said liberal. in fact it is the opposite. Conservatives are the ones who cut his health benefits and leave him to starve after he gets wounded. It is liberals who actually are the ones who financially supported the soldiers. It is liberals who tried to keep soldiers from going to war and dying or losing a limb for a lie. There is no supporting your troops when you support the lying conservative getting him killed over corporate profit. Not sure This article made any sense at all to call her a liberal. This was a stupid load of conservative propaganda so they can go on screwing the soldiers and wasting their lives for profit.

    • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

      The Moonbat News Alert System is working quite well for this thread.

      • disqus_ubzDC4XSN5

        Wow, what an intellectual you are.

        • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

          But I’m not a lying Moonbat.

  • Guillaume Meyer

    Well obviously, that picture doesn’t go with the story! Why because if he was a soldier, I’d chew his ass out for wearing his uniform wrong. Now the Navy and Air force wore it like that, but I’d still chew his ass out cause he has no business wearing Army patches! As for the Mrs. Clinton and Mrs Obama comments, you poogs are just that poogs and probably never served a day in your stinking rotten lives! P.S. I did 20 all active duty so don’t come back with that! Good day, Sir! I said, Good day

  • Jim Robinson

    My how things have changed

  • Cory Simenson

    So you found a picture of a kid in a camo shirt at a fast food restaurant and came up with some bullsh*t story. When I saw any of our National Guard and Army Reserve guys pull up to the drive thru or walk into my restaurant, I automatically gave them the discount without them asking and gave them their coffee for free. Oh, and I’m a liberal and I’ve seen regular people, including cashiers, treat our troops far better than the government that sent them to Iraq, Afghanistan, or wherever our war-hawk leaders sent them. So instead of making up some crap story, why not use that energy to get after your congressmen and senators to quit cutting veteran’s programs and benefits?

    • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

      Do some research first. No, that’s not a picture of the “soldier” in the Facebook post. It’s an AP photo in GITMO from a New York Daily News story in 2008 — “Yulie, a Cuban migrant who arrived by boat to Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base from Santiago de Cuba, attends a U.S. soldier as she works at McDonalds. The base offers Cuba’s only American fast-food restaurants, including McDonald’s and Pizza Hut.”
      http://www.nydailynews.com/news/guantanamo-bay-base-resembles-small-town-america-gallery-1.18569?pmSlide=1.18677

      Most likely, he’s a Navy Master-at-arms (MA) rating at GITMO, since you can see his USN Security Forces patch on his left-front pocket. Navy woodland BDU’s were still in use in 2008, until the Navy switched to their NWU’s in 2010.

      • Cory Simenson

        So you proved my point about it being a stock photo and that’s all you got? You also apparently are a wiz at understanding DOD acronyms. MY point is quit scratching each others backsides and making up stories about a disrespectful fast food cashier. Instead of grumbling about how veterans deserve a meager discount when you should be roaring about how Congress cuts the programs meant to help them with their health care, retirement pay, VA loans, etc. Bitching about a 10% discount, pfft really?

        • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

          Right off the bat you automatically denigrate the “soldier” with a snide remark that he’s “a kid in a camo shirt.” No, he’s probably a U.S. Navy Master-at-arms (MA) at JTF-GITMO in his utility uniform. So, no. That’s not all I have. The reason I’m a “wiz at understanding DOD acronyms” as you say, is because I work at a Navy Command and those MA’s check my Govt. CAC card every day to get on base.

          You should read the Facebook post for content. It was not “a disrespectful fast food cashier” who supposedly made the comment — it was “a lady in line” behind him.

          Also with respect to reading for content, he specifically did NOT say he deserved a discount. That’s a lie liberals have been spreading throughout this thread. Read, “I do not expect special treatment from civilians for my service.” He was NOT “bitching about a 10% discount.” ALL he did was ASK if they offered one. :rolleyes:

          Lastly, just to give you the VA data that liberals never look up, in the past 55 years the VA Budget has been “cut” exactly 6 times — 1963 (Johnson) 1.9%, 1990 (H.W. Bush) 3.6%, 1996 (Clinton) 2.3%, 2001 (Clinton’s budget) 4.5%, 2006 (Bush) 0.05%, and 2012 (Obama) 2.3%.

          • Cory Simenson

            Touche! Talk about reading for content though. I was speaking more about the energy being poured in these other comments when it could be better used to get Congress to quit cutting. I also did not say he was “bitching about a 10% discount”. Also there have been way more budgets presented and passed than the ones you cite. And this liberal vs. conservative dichotomy, I guess conservatives think liberals have declared veterans to be the freeloaders and don’t think veterans deserve to be treated better than they are being now. That’s just untrue and pure rhetoric.

          • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

            Oh, I’m sorry. I must have misread it when you wrote… and I’m cutting and pasting here… “Bitching about a 10% discount, pfft really?”

            And, no, there are no more budgets than the ones I cited from the OMB Historical Tables in Table 4.1—Outlays by Agency: 1962–2020. You can download the Excel spreadsheet like I did and check for yourself at https://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/Historicals

  • Kebelf

    Liberal? Really? Was it tattooed on her forehead? You do know that it is the right in Congress that has voted down at least NINE bills to help our Vets and Military?? That First Lady Michelle Obama has worked to get Vets housing ever since the President was sworn into office? That the President got tired of the right denying the military a raise so he used his legal authority to give them one? That when Bush/Cheney decided to invade Iraq that they cut the military pay raise in half as a farewell gift as they were shipped off? Try doing some real research. We don’t have a republican party anymore. I wish to hell we did.

    • Cory Simenson

      I said I’m the liberal, Kebelf. Not the cashier in the picture.

    • disqus_ubzDC4XSN5

      And as liberals are the ones who are supporting soldiers while conservatives cut their healthcare and their unemployment when they can’t get work when they get home, that woman hardly seems like a liberal. What liberal has ever complained about benefits for any group? That is a notoriously conservative past time. It is conservatives who complain about any program that helps anybody as it is somehow hurting them. But then they forget that if they make 50,000 a year, 35 dollars of that is going to welfare while 2,000 of their income is going to corporate subsidies. Yet they get mad at the poor guy over the 35 dollars. No, nothing about this says liberal.

    • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

      “You do know that it is the right in Congress that has voted down at least NINE bills to help our Vets and Military??

      Prove it. Do some real research and post the “NINE” Bill numbers and corresponding Roll Call votes.

  • Mindy

    Allow me to clue you in, Mark. Our soldiers HATE Obama with everything they’ve got. Since he got in office, the cuts have been so drastic, the soldiers are being worked to death–fourteen hour days. The suicide rate among the military has soared and there are numerous divorces because spouses feel they don’t know their husbands. How do I know? My son-in-law was stationed in Honolulu and my daughter said the place looked like a war zone when he visited. Armed guards would line the streets and no, I don’t believe there is racism in Honolulu unless it’s against white people. They worry that one of the soldiers will snap. So the First Lady and Joe Biden’s wife can bite me with their phony support. Can’t wait until they’re all out of office.

  • Lance

    I support our military 100%, and special thanks for all that serve. However, I don’t think it’s proper for any military service member to throw in anyone’s face “I fight for your freedom, I do this, do that,” and so on. Yes, you do. However, did I ask you to? Did you have a choice? Yes, you are “fighting for my freedom” but stop with that sympathized-line already, because if the military did not PAY YOU to do so, you would NOT be there “fighting for my freedom,” am I correct? My freedom is not free and neither are your services.

  • http://paranormaaliblogi.net/ Avaruuskadetti Wespa

    Killing people in Afganistan, which is not in US by the way!!! Don’t make you respectful or better, to me it makes you an puppet murderer and oil stealer which you are.

    • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

      Obama said Afghanistan was the only “right battlefield” so it MUST be the right thing to do since He said it. And, if you actually read what the “soldier” wrote, he SAID he did not want any “special treatment”

  • Consuela

    Yeah, I’m sure this really happened. Everything you read on the internet is true.

    • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

      Nothing, so far, says it’s false.

  • TR Young

    Anyone who disrespects those in the uniforms that defend our country should be publicly shamed. Loudly. I didn’t serve because I made stupid choices, but many of my friends and family have. I respect every one of them, and I thank them and all those who are serving and and those who will serve. Thank you for all that you have given up. Those two, small words aren’t nearly enough. They don’t even begin to cover it, but thank you.

  • KnirpsLyn

    Everything these days is related back to politics… How about we all just agree that there are too many ‘EXPLETIVE’S’ in the world and not become them ourselves by making every internet story about our own personal insecurities regarding women in politics?

    • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

      Tell Obama and his minions that.

  • Lake

    This was discovered to be a hoax.

    • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

      Post the proof that it was a hoax.

      • Lake

        These stories are always fake : .Update: Over the weekend, our Facebook page was commented on by U.S. Navy sailor Aaron Lesseski and his fiancee, claiming that a fake “soldier” had stolen his story.

        • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

          So the story is true and these stories are not always fake. Got it. :rolleyes:

  • 7734

    made-up bullshit

    • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

      Prove it.

  • Tom Beaulieu

    As a 19 year and counting Soldier, I respectfully disagree with this. A discount is much appreciated, but by no means do I expect businesses to offer them. Last time I checked, this is an all volunteer military. We chose this job; this career. But that’s what it is- a job; a career. We face danger in year-long intervals every so often, but policemen and firemen and paramedics can face them every single day without exception. Granted, I do tend to go to restaurants where they do give discounts, but that’s because whatever the discount is, is what I leave for a tip. That way I still only pay the total bill, whatever it is. But the bottom line is that just because we chose a more dangerous job doesn’t mean we’re owed anything. It’s appreciated but not required.

    • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

      Read his words!!! That’s EXACTLY what HE said!!! — “I don’t expect special treatment from civilians for my service, but I do know that many stores offer discounts to active military personnel and so I usually ask cashiers if they offer discount.” ALL HE DID WAS ASK THE QUESTION!!!

  • REVVINCENT

    WHY the swipe at “liberals” when Republicans have negated millions in aid to our veterans. I am a proud US MIL Veteran and am sick and f**king tired of a-holes who simply have to run and scream pointing fingers when they have no clue about what they are saying.

    • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

      Post the budget numbers “when Republicans have negated millions in aid to our veterans.” And by the way, Obama cut the VA by $2.794 Billion (that’s with a “B” not an “M”) in 2012.

  • http://www.Liveandloudradio.com Jeffery King

    I just want to thank our Army, Navy, Marine, Airforce, National Guard, and Coast guard for all they do to protect our freedoms. I thank them when I see them, I pay when I can for a lunch here and there, I respect them. My son just joined almost 2 years ago. So to all the people who hate or disrespect our troops “If you can’t stand behind them feel free to stand in front of them” PERIOD.

  • Mark J. Quinn

    So wait. That WASN’T Brian Williams?

  • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

    Wow! What a twist!

  • ElPolacko

    The “lady” standing behind him was every liberal bitch that ever walked the earth. She was that same “lady” that spit on returning Viet Nam servicemen in 1970 (like me…only it was a scummy little dude that spit on me). She was the same “lady” that pumps out a new future gangbanger every year with her “baby daddy” so she can collect $40,000 in welfare benefits that servicemen have to finance thru their taxes. And she is the scum that voted Obama into office twice to destroy this country. What goes around comes around and “she” will righteously deserve every horror that her socialist Moslem monsters will visit upon her.