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Fri Dec 28, 2018, 02:54 AM

 

Viral photo shows US Soldier holding "Trump flag" (violating DOD rule)

Bloomberg reporter Jennifer Epstein caught the soldier red handed
engaging in political activity, which is prohibited by the Pentagon.
MAGA hats depicted in a separate photo are also campaign material and therefore prohibited.



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Reply Viral photo shows US Soldier holding "Trump flag" (violating DOD rule) (Original post)
Yosemito Dec 2018 OP
Cha Dec 2018 #1
Cha Dec 2018 #2
PatSeg Dec 2018 #3
roamer65 Dec 2018 #4
Grokenstein Dec 2018 #5
cwydro Dec 2018 #12
djacq Dec 2018 #14
allgood33 Dec 2018 #6
orleans Dec 2018 #7
Yosemito Dec 2018 #8
cwydro Dec 2018 #13
Stargazer09 Dec 2018 #16
gratuitous Dec 2018 #29
Ms. Toad Dec 2018 #33
roscoeroscoe Dec 2018 #9
Yosemito Dec 2018 #10
malaise Dec 2018 #15
Stargazer09 Dec 2018 #17
uponit7771 Dec 2018 #23
Stare Decisis Dec 2018 #11
Yosemito Dec 2018 #19
cwydro Dec 2018 #20
Yosemito Dec 2018 #25
cwydro Dec 2018 #26
cwydro Dec 2018 #21
LittleGirl Dec 2018 #18
uponit7771 Dec 2018 #24
uponit7771 Dec 2018 #22
MattP Dec 2018 #27
Ms. Toad Dec 2018 #34
AJT Dec 2018 #28
WeekiWater Dec 2018 #30
LiberalFighter Dec 2018 #31
BigDemVoter Dec 2018 #32

Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 03:05 AM

1. Soaked in Koolaid.. will she

get reprimanded?

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 03:07 AM

2. Retweeted!

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 03:08 AM

3. That is so depressing

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 03:08 AM

4. Should be a dishonorable discharge.

For anyone displaying political paraphernalia.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 03:34 AM

5. "(she dropped it after she saw me taking a photo)"

Wish there was video. Proof that she knew exactly what she was doing.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 04:47 AM

12. Dishonorable discharge? Seriously?

Iím guessing you never served or youíd know more about what that involves. Smh.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 05:17 AM

14. Unit Commanders are "ultimately" responsible.

In my 24 years of military experience. Recruits, Junior Enlisted, and yes, even young officers donít know any better.

Chief of Staff of the Air Force General David L. Goldfein need to make some phone calls.

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 03:40 AM

6. He is destroying military discipline along with rest of our institutions.

 

After his dissing of the military on so many occasions, I still don't understand why so many of them support him. Maybe because many are just like him deep down?

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 03:43 AM

7. this article at stars and stripes

doesn't seem to make it clear one way of the other--everyone is in disagreement with what these troops did
https://www.stripes.com/news/europe/air-force-nothing-improper-about-airmen-displaying-pro-trump-merchandise-at-ramstein-1.562274

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Response to orleans (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 03:56 AM

8. There's a photo

 

Is your link going to tell me that the photo is fake?

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Response to Yosemito (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 05:04 AM

13. The link explains USAFE stance on this.

Perhaps you should read it.

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Response to orleans (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 05:33 AM

16. The Air Force probably had no choice

Iím guessing they were ordered to say it was okay.

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Response to orleans (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 12:41 PM

29. Oh Sebastian Gorka said it was cool, so okay

Nothing to see here. It wasn't a formal campaign rally (which means taxpayers got to foot the bill for this totally-not-a-political-rally), and MAGA hats aren't political. So, no problem.

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Response to orleans (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 12:52 PM

33. The banner appears to me to be the closest call - since she was carrying it more like a banner

than something to be signed.

Carrying in a MAGA hat, or a non-displayed banner, to be signed is not substantially different from carrying in an autograph book - it is being carried in for the purpose of obtaining an autograph, not for the purpose of campaigning.

Carring the banner so it can be read by others while you are standing in line comes closer to crossing the line.

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 04:26 AM

9. Come on

Seems petty. They are hoping to get autographed.

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Response to roscoeroscoe (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 04:32 AM

10. Is it not a violation of the rules?

 

There is no autograph exemption.

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Response to roscoeroscoe (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 05:25 AM

15. Petty?

Are you effin serious!

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Response to roscoeroscoe (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 05:39 AM

17. It's against the rules

And for good reason.

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Response to roscoeroscoe (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 10:57 AM

23. Openly supporting a racist is no good no matter what they're trying to do

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 04:38 AM

11. I don't want to be a politician in the

 

"Get soldier dishonorably discharged for political opinion business." Even if it is legally warranted, it is bad politics.

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Response to Stare Decisis (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 10:31 AM

19. I agree. What punishment would you prefer?

 

Instead of discharge.

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Response to Yosemito (Reply #19)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 10:49 AM

20. She'll get a good talking to.

Maybe even a letter of reprimand.

A dishonorable discharge is usually the result of a very serious criminal infraction.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #20)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 11:01 AM

25. How do you know that

 

The Air Force is saying it was everything OK.

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Response to Yosemito (Reply #25)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 11:05 AM

26. I know she won't be dishonorably discharged.

I also know the military is not going to be public about what they do about an infraction by an officer.

Sheíll get talked to; as an officer she should know better.

But al this nonsense about discharge is just stupid.

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Response to Stare Decisis (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 10:55 AM

21. No one here apparently has any idea what a dishonorable discharge is.

She committed no crime. She may be a blithering idiot, but that is not grounds for a dishonorable discharge.

There are many types of discharges that are less than honorable. Thereís a bad conduct, a general, an administrative....there may be others, but thatís what I remember.

Itís not legally warranted.

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 05:52 AM

18. I get the guys that are pro-IQ45

but I really don't understand these female cheerleaders. That man baby is a pussy grabber in chief and they not only applaud him but put t-shirts that offer him to grab theirs. Remember that woman that wore that to one of his rallies?
Puke.
Makes me so sick I just want to smack them with the truth. Those racist cons will get theirs.
He is THE most dangerous threat to America.

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Response to LittleGirl (Reply #18)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 10:58 AM

24. I don't, in the military especially leadership positions, what are people of color

... who made soldiers command supposed to think after they see them openly support a racist bastard like Putin's whore

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 10:56 AM

22. If she is in leadership what would be her people of colors reaction?!

That's was not smart

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 11:24 AM

27. The advance team sent the hats and flags how else would they get there

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Response to MattP (Reply #27)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 12:55 PM

34. Unlike previous presidents, he's been campaigning for 2020 since the day he took office.

Most members of the military are not so isolated from the rest of society that they would have been unable to attend rallies, shop on the internet, etc.

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 12:00 PM

28. It's scary to think that a large portion of the military might

join 45 in an authoritarian takeover. That's what you get when you are basically at war for nearly 20 years and only a tiny fraction of Americans serve.

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 12:43 PM

30. Not all that easy to find a woman in the military who supports Trump.

 

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 12:46 PM

31. I wonder if she has been identified yet?

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 12:47 PM

32. ALL of those motherfuckers should be punished.

I, for one, am sick to fucking death of all the military worship that goes on in this country.

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