Medal of Honor
Panetta announces new military medal for video gamers.
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Do you remember the no legged South African sprinter from the London Olympics? I covered him in my most terrific Olympics coverage on this very blog, as you may recall. Well he accidentaly shot his most attractive model girlfriend four times. If it wasn’t that, he murdered her:
I don’t think he has a leg to stand on, so I am going with murder. What do you think? And that is a pretty shitty Valentines present, don’t ya think?
And I still think the blades gave him an unfair advantage.
Anyhows, what do you call a dog with no legs? Doesn’t matter, he won’t come anyway.
What do you call a dog with no hind legs and steel balls? Sparky!
Above the Bronze Star. Let’s give ’em a combat ‘V’ too. And some warm milk before bed.
And more trophies?
“Having run out of Red Bull, and with calloused thumbs, he maneuvered the joystick so that the drone missed the McDonald’s sign and dropped the missile directly into the bathroom vent shaft, blowing Abdul Habib to smithereens as he pinched his final falafel.”
When I think of what some of the guys I served with did to earn their bronze star, it makes me sick that some REMF sleeping on clean sheets every night gets a higher honor for joy stick use above and beyond.
It certainly diminishes the value of the two Bronze Stars I earned. I don’t necessarily disagree with the principle behind the issuance of the medal, just the precedence that is being assigned to it. It belongs below any in- theater combat award.
These guys are pulling very long missions day after day and end up servicing a rather large number of tangoes.
They’re getting a huge helping of battle stress, are psychologically in combat so much of the time, but are at home and being treated like desk jockeys by their families and fellow soldiers. Not to mention that their career prospects in the Air Force are minimal since they’re not in the Fighter Pilot Mafia.
There are lots of issues with DOD medal policy: AF treats them like candy, Army doesn’t give them to anyone. Acknowledging drone pilots isn’t one of them. That the Battle of Mogadishu only rated Bronze with V is absurd.
He who has the best technology is going to rule the world. Let’s see, who would that be?
China’s stealing every scrap of technology it can, around the world, so …China?
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