Former CIA Chief: Republicans Are Worse than ISIS

 

A journalist tweeted this out.

I’ve covered extremism and violent ideologies around the world over my career. Have never come across a political force more nihilistic, dangerous & contemptible than today’s Republicans. Nothing close.

So, this professional media operative must be aware of ISIS, the Taliban, Boko Haram, Al-Shabaab, Janjaweed, Al Qaida (remember them?), the Shining Path… Pick any terror group in this twerp’s lifetimes; and American Republicans are worse.  Heck, this means Republicans are worse than Vladimir Putin.

Is it bad that General Michael Hayden, the Director of the CIA under George W. Bush and Barack Obama, agrees.

I agree. And I was the CIA Director.

This guy just said a third of his countrymen were “nihilistic, dangerous & contemptible.” Still think the Deep State doesn’t hate you?

Mike Pence reaffirmed his support for the Deep State. David A. French thinks this makes him a most excellent presidential prospect. (Because that Ron DeSantis person is just plain too Trumpy.)

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  1. DrewInWisconsin, Oik Member
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    Every person mentioned in your post needs to be removed from public life.

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  2. Bishop Wash Member
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    Victor Tango Kilo: This guy just said a third of his countrymen were “nihilistic, dangerous & contemptible.” Still think the Deep State doesn’t hate you?

    This is similar to when Ken Burns said this is the most divisive time in the country’s history. People replied, I have a documentary for you to watch. Similarly this guy was obstentatiously defending the country from foreign terror groups and now says we’re worse. 

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  3. GlenEisenhardt Coolidge
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    When the GOP passes trillions in budget appropriations this is who they’re empowering. It’s time to cut something and defund these corrupt agencies instead of just complaining about them. Any GOP member who says it can’t be done is a liar. The party of small government loses nothing by letting the government shut down and wither. They get their small government. They get liberal tyrants in the bureaucracy leaving. They get less harassment and abuse of their constituents and political candidates. They get smaller budgets. And the only reason the GOP refuses to deliver a win win win win is because they’re a fake party. They’ve never made an attempt to cut anything. And they’re addicted to big government. I hope the populists getting nominated can slam the corruption and provide pressure to finally do something. 

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  4. Sisyphus Member
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    DrewInWisconsin, Oik (View Comment):

    Every person mentioned in your post needs to be removed from public life.

    You have a beef with De Santis?

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  5. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    But i am crazy.

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  6. Django Member
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    David A. French is self-righteous prig. Michael Hayden is an incompetent lunatic. Pence is probably a nice man and I’m ready to believe his dog runs out to greet him when he comes home, but he’s not presidential material. That is all.  

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  7. navyjag Coolidge
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    Whoa! So wanting to have lower taxes, less regulation and energy independence now has me in the ISIS class? I don’t know how to shoot an AR-15.  Could manage a .45 thanks to my ship’s Marines. But none in the house. 

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  8. Dave of Barsham Member
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    navyjag (View Comment):

    Whoa! So wanting to have lower taxes, less regulation and energy independence now has me in the ISIS class? I don’t know how to shoot an AR-15. Could manage a .45 thanks to my ship’s Marines. But none in the house.

    Yeah, I was surprised myself that my opinions put me even beyond ISIS beheadings and Taliban rule. As a born and bred Tennessean, however, I do know how to shoot.

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    Dave of Barsham (View Comment):

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    Whoa! So wanting to have lower taxes, less regulation and energy independence now has me in the ISIS class? I don’t know how to shoot an AR-15. Could manage a .45 thanks to my ship’s Marines. But none in the house.

    Yeah, I was surprised myself that my opinions put me even beyond ISIS beheadings and Taliban rule. As a born and bred Tennessean, however, I do know how to shoot.

    Just like the Cole cousins in the great WWII sniper stories. So what did you shoot first? Squirrels? Wolves? Bears? Curious. One reason I will never hike in the Tennessee woods.  Assume my WD-40 spray I have handy for the S.Fran coyotes would not work there. 

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  10. Judge Mental Member
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    navyjag (View Comment):

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    navyjag (View Comment):

    Whoa! So wanting to have lower taxes, less regulation and energy independence now has me in the ISIS class? I don’t know how to shoot an AR-15. Could manage a .45 thanks to my ship’s Marines. But none in the house.

    Yeah, I was surprised myself that my opinions put me even beyond ISIS beheadings and Taliban rule. As a born and bred Tennessean, however, I do know how to shoot.

    Just like the Cole cousins in the great WWII sniper stories. So what did you shoot first? Squirrels? Wolves? Bears? Curious. One reason I will never hike in the Tennessee woods. Assume my WD-40 spray I have handy for the S.Fran coyotes would not work there.

    Why WD-40?  So you slide down their throats easier?

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  11. Dave of Barsham Member
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    navyjag (View Comment):

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    Whoa! So wanting to have lower taxes, less regulation and energy independence now has me in the ISIS class? I don’t know how to shoot an AR-15. Could manage a .45 thanks to my ship’s Marines. But none in the house.

    Yeah, I was surprised myself that my opinions put me even beyond ISIS beheadings and Taliban rule. As a born and bred Tennessean, however, I do know how to shoot.

    Just like the Cole cousins in the great WWII sniper stories. So what did you shoot first? Squirrels? Wolves? Bears? Curious. One reason I will never hike in the Tennessee woods. Assume my WD-40 spray I have handy for the S.Fran coyotes would not work there.

    Sadly not very prolific (I grew up in West TN, kinda flat so most pests were small), it was actually skunks. Our home backed up to a field which was bordered on two sides by woods. Not sure why but they loved to hook up next to our house. ‘Possums and trash panda’s you can chase off, skunks you have to get rid of at range.

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  12. Django Member
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    Whoa! So wanting to have lower taxes, less regulation and energy independence now has me in the ISIS class? I don’t know how to shoot an AR-15. Could manage a .45 thanks to my ship’s Marines. But none in the house.

    Yeah, I was surprised myself that my opinions put me even beyond ISIS beheadings and Taliban rule. As a born and bred Tennessean, however, I do know how to shoot.

    Just like the Cole cousins in the great WWII sniper stories. So what did you shoot first? Squirrels? Wolves? Bears? Curious. One reason I will never hike in the Tennessee woods. Assume my WD-40 spray I have handy for the S.Fran coyotes would not work there.

    Why WD-40? So you slide down their throats easier?

    Anyone carrying that stuff probably has a roll of duct tape on him as well and is ready for anything the world can throw at him. 

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  13. Dave of Barsham Member
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    Django (View Comment):

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    Whoa! So wanting to have lower taxes, less regulation and energy independence now has me in the ISIS class? I don’t know how to shoot an AR-15. Could manage a .45 thanks to my ship’s Marines. But none in the house.

    Yeah, I was surprised myself that my opinions put me even beyond ISIS beheadings and Taliban rule. As a born and bred Tennessean, however, I do know how to shoot.

    Just like the Cole cousins in the great WWII sniper stories. So what did you shoot first? Squirrels? Wolves? Bears? Curious. One reason I will never hike in the Tennessee woods. Assume my WD-40 spray I have handy for the S.Fran coyotes would not work there.

    Why WD-40? So you slide down their throats easier?

    Anyone carrying that stuff probably has a roll of duct tape on him as well and is ready for anything the world can throw at him.

    “Why is that coyote hairless?”  “…Well, we had to pull all the duct tape off…”

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    Whoa! So wanting to have lower taxes, less regulation and energy independence now has me in the ISIS class? I don’t know how to shoot an AR-15. Could manage a .45 thanks to my ship’s Marines. But none in the house.

    Yeah, I was surprised myself that my opinions put me even beyond ISIS beheadings and Taliban rule. As a born and bred Tennessean, however, I do know how to shoot.

    Just like the Cole cousins in the great WWII sniper stories. So what did you shoot first? Squirrels? Wolves? Bears? Curious. One reason I will never hike in the Tennessee woods. Assume my WD-40 spray I have handy for the S.Fran coyotes would not work there.

    Why WD-40? So you slide down their throats easier?

    Keeps the ants out of the house. So thought it might work. But Park Police doing a good job in San Fran. clearing the parks of coyotes. But better start some planning if we move to Colo. Maybe can get my Marine pals to give me some more lessons. 

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    Whoa! So wanting to have lower taxes, less regulation and energy independence now has me in the ISIS class? I don’t know how to shoot an AR-15. Could manage a .45 thanks to my ship’s Marines. But none in the house.

    Yeah, I was surprised myself that my opinions put me even beyond ISIS beheadings and Taliban rule. As a born and bred Tennessean, however, I do know how to shoot.

    Just like the Cole cousins in the great WWII sniper stories. So what did you shoot first? Squirrels? Wolves? Bears? Curious. One reason I will never hike in the Tennessee woods. Assume my WD-40 spray I have handy for the S.Fran coyotes would not work there.

    Why WD-40? So you slide down their throats easier?

    Anyone carrying that stuff probably has a roll of duct tape on him as well and is ready for anything the world can throw at him.

    Actually not that creative. But a good idea. So will put the duct tape in my pocket this weekend when the dog and I explore the Presidio again. 

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  16. Django Member
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    Whoa! So wanting to have lower taxes, less regulation and energy independence now has me in the ISIS class? I don’t know how to shoot an AR-15. Could manage a .45 thanks to my ship’s Marines. But none in the house.

    Yeah, I was surprised myself that my opinions put me even beyond ISIS beheadings and Taliban rule. As a born and bred Tennessean, however, I do know how to shoot.

    Just like the Cole cousins in the great WWII sniper stories. So what did you shoot first? Squirrels? Wolves? Bears? Curious. One reason I will never hike in the Tennessee woods. Assume my WD-40 spray I have handy for the S.Fran coyotes would not work there.

    Why WD-40? So you slide down their throats easier?

    Anyone carrying that stuff probably has a roll of duct tape on him as well and is ready for anything the world can throw at him.

    Actually not that creative. But a good idea. So will put the duct tape in my pocket this weekend when the dog and I explore the Presidio again.

    If it moves and shouldn’t: Duct tape. If it won’t move and should: WD-40. 

    Everything else is detail. 

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  17. Dave of Barsham Member
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    navyjag (View Comment):

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    Whoa! So wanting to have lower taxes, less regulation and energy independence now has me in the ISIS class? I don’t know how to shoot an AR-15. Could manage a .45 thanks to my ship’s Marines. But none in the house.

    Yeah, I was surprised myself that my opinions put me even beyond ISIS beheadings and Taliban rule. As a born and bred Tennessean, however, I do know how to shoot.

    Just like the Cole cousins in the great WWII sniper stories. So what did you shoot first? Squirrels? Wolves? Bears? Curious. One reason I will never hike in the Tennessee woods. Assume my WD-40 spray I have handy for the S.Fran coyotes would not work there.

    Why WD-40? So you slide down their throats easier?

    Keeps the ants out of the house. So thought it might work. But Park Police doing a good job in San Fran. clearing the parks of coyotes. But better start some planning if we move to Colo. Maybe can get my Marine pals to give me some more lessons.

    Yeah, a rifle would be better for that kind of thing anyway. Less recoil, and higher accuracy. Granted if you’re going for a hike a rifle isn’t ideal, so practice with a 45 at 20-25ft or so would be good. If you’re accurate under pressure one magazine, if not two. But if you have to definitely practice a fast and smooth reload.

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  18. TBA Coolidge
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    Dave of Barsham (View Comment):

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    Whoa! So wanting to have lower taxes, less regulation and energy independence now has me in the ISIS class? I don’t know how to shoot an AR-15. Could manage a .45 thanks to my ship’s Marines. But none in the house.

    Yeah, I was surprised myself that my opinions put me even beyond ISIS beheadings and Taliban rule. As a born and bred Tennessean, however, I do know how to shoot.

    That ain’t learnin’, that’s instinct. 

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  19. TBA Coolidge
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    Whoa! So wanting to have lower taxes, less regulation and energy independence now has me in the ISIS class? I don’t know how to shoot an AR-15. Could manage a .45 thanks to my ship’s Marines. But none in the house.

    Yeah, I was surprised myself that my opinions put me even beyond ISIS beheadings and Taliban rule. As a born and bred Tennessean, however, I do know how to shoot.

    Just like the Cole cousins in the great WWII sniper stories. So what did you shoot first? Squirrels? Wolves? Bears? Curious. One reason I will never hike in the Tennessee woods. Assume my WD-40 spray I have handy for the S.Fran coyotes would not work there.

    Sadly not very prolific (I grew up in West TN, kinda flat so most pests were small), it was actually skunks. Our home backed up to a field which was bordered on two sides by woods. Not sure why but they loved to hook up next to our house. ‘Possums and trash panda’s you can chase off, skunks you have to get rid of at range.

    Real men go hand-to-hand. 

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  20. navyjag Coolidge
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    Whoa! So wanting to have lower taxes, less regulation and energy independence now has me in the ISIS class? I don’t know how to shoot an AR-15. Could manage a .45 thanks to my ship’s Marines. But none in the house.

    Yeah, I was surprised myself that my opinions put me even beyond ISIS beheadings and Taliban rule. As a born and bred

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    Whoa! So wanting to have lower taxes, less regulation and energy independence now has me in the ISIS class? I don’t know how to shoot an AR-15. Could manage a .45 thanks to my ship’s Marines. But none in the house.

    Yeah, I was surprised myself that my opinions put me even beyond ISIS beheadings and Taliban rule. As a born and bred Tennessean, however, I do know how to shoot.

    Just like the Cole cousins in the great WWII sniper stories. So what did you shoot first? Squirrels? Wolves? Bears? Curious. One reason I will never hike in the Tennessee woods. Assume my WD-40 spray I have handy for the S.Fran coyotes would not work there.

    Why WD-40? So you slide down their throats easier?

    Keeps the ants out of the house. So thought it might work. But Park Police doing a good job in San Fran. clearing the parks of coyotes. But better start some planning if we move to Colo. Maybe can get my Marine pals to give me some more lessons.

    Yeah, a rifle would be better for that kind of thing anyway. Less recoil, and higher accuracy. Granted if you’re going for a hike a rifle isn’t ideal, so practice with a 45 at 20-25ft or so would be good. If you’re accurate under pressure one magazine, if not two. But if you have to definitely practice a fast and smooth reload.

    So you were infantry? Congrats.  Can’t thank the shooters enough. 

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    Whoa! So wanting to have lower taxes, less regulation and energy independence now has me in the ISIS class? I don’t know how to shoot an AR-15. Could manage a .45 thanks to my ship’s Marines. But none in the house.

    Yeah, I was surprised myself that my opinions put me even beyond ISIS beheadings and Taliban rule. As a born and bred Tennessean, however, I do know how to shoot.

    Just like the Cole cousins in the great WWII sniper stories. So what did you shoot first? Squirrels? Wolves? Bears? Curious. One reason I will never hike in the Tennessee woods. Assume my WD-40 spray I have handy for the S.Fran coyotes would not work there.

    Why WD-40? So you slide down their throats easier?

    Keeps the ants out of the house. So thought it might work. But Park Police doing a good job in San Fran. clearing the parks of coyotes. But better start some planning if we move to Colo. Maybe can get my Marine pals to give me some more lessons.

    Some homeless are better cared for than other homeless. 

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    Whoa! So wanting to have lower taxes, less regulation and energy independence now has me in the ISIS class? I don’t know how to shoot an AR-15. Could manage a .45 thanks to my ship’s Marines. But none in the house.

    Yeah, I was surprised myself that my opinions put me even beyond ISIS beheadings and Taliban rule. As a born and bred Tennessean, however, I do know how to shoot.

    Just like the Cole cousins in the great WWII sniper stories. So what did you shoot first? Squirrels? Wolves? Bears? Curious. One reason I will never hike in the Tennessee woods. Assume my WD-40 spray I have handy for the S.Fran coyotes would not work there.

    Sadly not very prolific (I grew up in West TN, kinda flat so most pests were small), it was actually skunks. Our home backed up to a field which was bordered on two sides by woods. Not sure why but they loved to hook up next to our house. ‘Possums and trash panda’s you can chase off, skunks you have to get rid of at range.

    Real men go hand-to-hand.

    Not me. Too old. Too fat. 

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  23. Dave of Barsham Member
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    Whoa! So wanting to have lower taxes, less regulation and energy independence now has me in the ISIS class? I don’t know how to shoot an AR-15. Could manage a .45 thanks to my ship’s Marines. But none in the house.

    Yeah, I was surprised myself that my opinions put me even beyond ISIS beheadings and Taliban rule. As a born and bred Tennessean, however, I do know how to shoot.

    Just like the Cole cousins in the great WWII sniper stories. So what did you shoot first? Squirrels? Wolves? Bears? Curious. One reason I will never hike in the Tennessee woods. Assume my WD-40 spray I have handy for the S.Fran coyotes would not work there.

    Sadly not very prolific (I grew up in West TN, kinda flat so most pests were small), it was actually skunks. Our home backed up to a field which was bordered on two sides by woods. Not sure why but they loved to hook up next to our house. ‘Possums and trash panda’s you can chase off, skunks you have to get rid of at range.

    Real men go hand-to-hand.

    Not me. Too old. Too fat.

    Primary: Rifle. Secondary: 45. Tertiary: Six Costco sized cans of Tomato Juice and a kiddy pool…and a thermal rated hammock that’s comfortable for at least three to four days.

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    Whoa! So wanting to have lower taxes, less regulation and energy independence now has me in the ISIS class? I don’t know how to shoot an AR-15. Could manage a .45 thanks to my ship’s Marines. But none in the house.

    Yeah, I was surprised myself that my opinions put me even beyond ISIS beheadings and Taliban rule. As a born and bred Tennessean, however, I do know how to shoot.

    Just like the Cole cousins in the great WWII sniper stories. So what did you shoot first? Squirrels? Wolves? Bears? Curious. One reason I will never hike in the Tennessee woods. Assume my WD-40 spray I have handy for the S.Fran coyotes would not work there.

    Sadly not very prolific (I grew up in West TN, kinda flat so most pests were small), it was actually skunks. Our home backed up to a field which was bordered on two sides by woods. Not sure why but they loved to hook up next to our house. ‘Possums and trash panda’s you can chase off, skunks you have to get rid of at range.

    Real men go hand-to-hand.

    Not me. Too old. Too fat.

    Primary: Rifle. Secondary: 45. Tertiary: Six Costco sized cans of Tomato Juice and a kiddy pool…and a thermal rated hammock that’s comfortable for at least three to four days.

    If I would only have bought the M-1 rifle the Army gave me to clean and shoot in 1964.  Maybe a little too late. 

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  25. Dave of Barsham Member
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    Whoa! So wanting to have lower taxes, less regulation and energy independence now has me in the ISIS class? I don’t know how to shoot an AR-15. Could manage a .45 thanks to my ship’s Marines. But none in the house.

    Yeah, I was surprised myself that my opinions put me even beyond ISIS beheadings and Taliban rule. As a born and bred Tennessean, however, I do know how to shoot.

    Just like the Cole cousins in the great WWII sniper stories. So what did you shoot first? Squirrels? Wolves? Bears? Curious. One reason I will never hike in the Tennessee woods. Assume my WD-40 spray I have handy for the S.Fran coyotes would not work there.

    Sadly not very prolific (I grew up in West TN, kinda flat so most pests were small), it was actually skunks. Our home backed up to a field which was bordered on two sides by woods. Not sure why but they loved to hook up next to our house. ‘Possums and trash panda’s you can chase off, skunks you have to get rid of at range.

    Real men go hand-to-hand.

    Not me. Too old. Too fat.

    Primary: Rifle. Secondary: 45. Tertiary: Six Costco sized cans of Tomato Juice and a kiddy pool…and a thermal rated hammock that’s comfortable for at least three to four days.

    If I would only have bought the M-1 rifle the Army gave me to clean and shoot in 1964. Maybe a little too late.

    Ohhh, yeah that would take care of a skunk problem, more than one if you can get them to line up…

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    Whoa! So wanting to have lower taxes, less regulation and energy independence now has me in the ISIS class? I don’t know how to shoot an AR-15. Could manage a .45 thanks to my ship’s Marines. But none in the house.

    Yeah, I was surprised myself that my opinions put me even beyond ISIS beheadings and Taliban rule. As a born and bred Tennessean, however, I do know how to shoot.

    Just like the Cole cousins in the great WWII sniper stories. So what did you shoot first? Squirrels? Wolves? Bears? Curious. One reason I will never hike in the Tennessee woods. Assume my WD-40 spray I have handy for the S.Fran coyotes would not work there.

    Sadly not very prolific (I grew up in West TN, kinda flat so most pests were small), it was actually skunks. Our home backed up to a field which was bordered on two sides by woods. Not sure why but they loved to hook up next to our house. ‘Possums and trash panda’s you can chase off, skunks you have to get rid of at range.

    Real men go hand-to-hand.

    Not me. Too old. Too fat.

    Primary: Rifle. Secondary: 45. Tertiary: Six Costco sized cans of Tomato Juice and a kiddy pool…and a thermal rated hammock that’s comfortable for at least three to four days.

    If I would only have bought the M-1 rifle the Army gave me to clean and shoot in 1964. Maybe a little too late.

    Ohhh, yeah that would take care of a skunk problem, more than one if you can get them to line up…

    I was not that good a shot. Why I changed to Navy ROTC. Thought the Marines would cover my ass. 

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  27. Dave of Barsham Member
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    Whoa! So wanting to have lower taxes, less regulation and energy independence now has me in the ISIS class? I don’t know how to shoot an AR-15. Could manage a .45 thanks to my ship’s Marines. But none in the house.

    Yeah, I was surprised myself that my opinions put me even beyond ISIS beheadings and Taliban rule. As a born and bred Tennessean, however, I do know how to shoot.

    Just like the Cole cousins in the great WWII sniper stories. So what did you shoot first? Squirrels? Wolves? Bears? Curious. One reason I will never hike in the Tennessee woods. Assume my WD-40 spray I have handy for the S.Fran coyotes would not work there.

    Why WD-40? So you slide down their throats easier?

    Keeps the ants out of the house. So thought it might work. But Park Police doing a good job in San Fran. clearing the parks of coyotes. But better start some planning if we move to Colo. Maybe can get my Marine pals to give me some more lessons.

    Yeah, a rifle would be better for that kind of thing anyway. Less recoil, and higher accuracy. Granted if you’re going for a hike a rifle isn’t ideal, so practice with a 45 at 20-25ft or so would be good. If you’re accurate under pressure one magazine, if not two. But if you have to definitely practice a fast and smooth reload.

    So you were infantry? Congrats. Can’t thank the shooters enough.

    I wish I could claim the honor, but the Clinton administration decided they had enough recruits without waivers thanks to the peace dividend, (born with no sense of smell at the time apparently fell into some bs category).  Family-wise though I was surrounded by most who served as infantry at some point in their lives, Grandfather, father (he joked after his stint that he would either be a preacher or a Drill Instructor (he ended up the former “officially,” but at home he practiced the latter),  and a brother. Only one that wasn’t infantry was a Californian brother-in-law who married into the family and spent a couple of tours in Iraq tormenting his CO’s and base commander’s as a Medivac pilot with enough ego to power Las Vegas. I just made sure I soaked up all I could.

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  28. Dave of Barsham Member
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    Whoa! So wanting to have lower taxes, less regulation and energy independence now has me in the ISIS class? I don’t know how to shoot an AR-15. Could manage a .45 thanks to my ship’s Marines. But none in the house.

    Yeah, I was surprised myself that my opinions put me even beyond ISIS beheadings and Taliban rule. As a born and bred Tennessean, however, I do know how to shoot.

    Just like the Cole cousins in the great WWII sniper stories. So what did you shoot first? Squirrels? Wolves? Bears? Curious. One reason I will never hike in the Tennessee woods. Assume my WD-40 spray I have handy for the S.Fran coyotes would not work there.

    Sadly not very prolific (I grew up in West TN, kinda flat so most pests were small), it was actually skunks. Our home backed up to a field which was bordered on two sides by woods. Not sure why but they loved to hook up next to our house. ‘Possums and trash panda’s you can chase off, skunks you have to get rid of at range.

    Real men go hand-to-hand.

    Not me. Too old. Too fat.

    Primary: Rifle. Secondary: 45. Tertiary: Six Costco sized cans of Tomato Juice and a kiddy pool…and a thermal rated hammock that’s comfortable for at least three to four days.

    If I would only have bought the M-1 rifle the Army gave me to clean and shoot in 1964. Maybe a little too late.

    Ohhh, yeah that would take care of a skunk problem, more than one if you can get them to line up…

    I was not that good a shot. Why I changed to Navy ROTC. Thought the Marines would cover my ass.

    At the very least they’d get sprayed first, and who the hell would be able to tell the smell of a down range Marine from a skunk anyway?

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  30. Douglas Pratt Coolidge
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    Republicans are evil and stupid. Democrats care about you. That’s the message, and they hammer it constantly. Or as Roger Zelazny said, “So they play that on their fascist banjos, eh?”

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