Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Tom Kratman delivers the smackdown to Rosie O'Donnell

Retired US Army officer and author Tom Kratman exhibits his usual tact, delicacy and social graces (which may have been compared to those of an enraged rhinoceros) towards Rosie O'Donnell's latest idiocy.

So you think we should impose martial law to prevent Trump’s taking office on the 20th of January. A little education would seem to be in order. The first part of the lesson is that “martial” means warlike, or military; you know, as in Mars, the Roman god of war. “Campus Martius” not ringing any bells? “Court-martial”? O tempora. O mores.

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Now about that military junta you apparently want to see in charge, how do you think they see you and yours? No clue, huh? Well, given what you’ve asked for, I am, I confess, unsurprised.

So here’s the truth: With a few exceptions, they hate you. They hate everyone like you, by which I mean lefties / progressives / liberals, to the extent those may differ. They hate what you all have done to them, turning them into a frightfully well-armed gay bar cum feminist feelings fest. Even some numbers of the gays and feminists, folk who are soldiers and marines, airmen and sailors, first and foremost, hate you. They’re sick of SHARP training being the number one priority. They hate what you and yours have done to the country, both at home and overseas. Moreover, though veterans broke nearly two to one in favor of Trump, I would be shocked to the innermost fiber of my being if active military didn’t go even more heavily for Trump, and ground gaining combat arms and combat support didn’t go Trump much more heavily still. I would guess better than 90% of Army and Marine Corps combat arms, for example, went for Trump, sometimes, perhaps, reluctantly, but in the knowledge that anyone would be better than Hillary or the people who supported her.

And you want martial law? You want to put them in charge? Let me tell you how that plays out, dumb ass.

There's more at the link.  Go read it, and have a good laugh.



Jess said...

I've never known anyone in the military that liked any of the Democratic Presidents since John Kennedy. If they weren't playing silly war games, or lining their pocket, they were not only downsizing the military, they were destroying the basic structure that made the U.S. military strong, and effective.

Old NFO said...

I really wish Tom wouldn't sugar coat it... :-P

Andrew said...

Tom's a slacker. Only mining the depths of WWII era military civility. Pffffft.

The officers should go full Mongol and have a full dining in or military ball to celebrate their victories over the progressive forces. On a wooden floor laid upon the still-alive bodies of those captured. Dinner's over when the last floorboard expires.

Or do the old Indian solution for treason, updated to modern times. Hook offender to two Abrams or Bradleys and have a track pull competition. Heck, you could even have some oracles around to read the future.

Or just, well, do a full armored battalion march over a stretch of highway covered with the silly proggy people. Smoosh them into paste.

Dwan Seicheine said...

You should read his and our comments in the bar :)



Quartermaster said...

I laughed when I read Rosie wanted Martial Law. I said to meself, "Please don't throw me in the briar patch. What ever you do, don't throw me in the briar patch."

Quartermaster said...


Which Thread? The thread doesn't open when you open that one. What's the name of the thread?

Anonymous said...

A classic case of YOU must obey the law but it doesn't apply to me ...

OF COURSE the military will obey any and all orders. After all, their oath specifically states that they will defend the USA "against all enemies, foreign and domestic". Note the "domestic" bit please.

Oh, wait ...

Phil B

Anonymous said...

The unfortunate thing is, in the end something like this is actually going to end up happening in the future only question left is who kneels before the ditch. The rifts and divisions are too deep, the demographics too dissimilar, the institutions too corrupted and rotten. Our next Civil War is shaping up to be far less civil than the last one. I don't know if I'll live to see it, I doubt I'll live through it, but my children are going to know the enemy, how to fight, survive and win and make damn sure things are settled fully and the mechanisms put in place so that their children don't have to go through the hell of societal destruction again.

Anonymous said...

Were Rosie and her comrades possessed of a wider understandng of the world, Quartermaster's comments would be enough to initiate a change of heart.

I heartily subscribe to the "think globally, act locally" aphorism of which our lefty bretheren are so enamored, specifically, owning the 600 meter radius around me.

Does she really want a map composed of 1200 meter diameter circles, a lot of which wil overlap? Because that's what's she's asking for.

Mike said...

Darned if I can find the section in the Constitution that gives celebrities the power to call for martial law.

Post Alley Crackpot said...




Dwan Seicheine said...

Anonymous Quartermaster,

The thread link


or just go to bar.baen.com

make an account and have fun. Tom Kratman's corner is called the Kratskeller