I guess it depends on how the parade is setup. I wouldn't mind seeing our USMC Silent Drill Team marching down the street, but I don't like the idea of a bunch of armor and missile launchers. The cost isn't really an issue since we are paying those folks 24/7 everyday of the year whether they sit in barracks or march.
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The cost is not in paying the troops, the cost is in moving the equipment, security for the mucky-mucks, etc. Meanwhile, the Pentagon seems to have misplaced $800 MILLION dollars of our money. Makes me want to tell them they aren't getting another penny until they figure out where that money went.
That $800 million is in but one of many agencies under the DoD umbrella. Between 1998 and 2015 there is at least $21 TRILLION unaccounted for just between the DoD and HUD.
That makes it even worse! Now, with the 2-year budget, the military/industrial complex will have even more money to piss away and the debt will increase even more. I thought the GOP was the party of fiscal responsibility!
The two-party illusion is what I've been bitching about since way back on SH. They both are irresponsible spenders, they both take care of their own and their donor's bank accounts, they both are corrupt, they both love war...the only difference is which one is screwing us worse at any given moment.
I couldn't agree more. Makes me want to move to Norway.
I could do Norway....got some really distant relatives there...and I'm thinking the climate is comparable.
Seems like a good place to go. :)
It is a great point. The cost is in moving that armor from where is is strategically deployed to main street and back again.
If it includes armor, missiles, and airpower it costs for fuel. But I already said I wouldn't want to see that. :)
Trump wants a parade because little Macron has one, and Rocket Man has one and China has one. Trump is a moron of immense proportions.
I agree completely. More millions of dollars spent only to get Trump's name out there for attention. He's an embarrassment to our country.
Love you man
Right back at cha' brother.
The tanks will take out the streets and it will cost a fortune. This is not what America is all about.
If you think there are too many potholes now, just wait until those Abrams tanks go over them.
We honor our military in many ways, on many days with many parades.
This is for a narcissists satisfaction.
I assume that this is to resist Trump once again.
Vic, you know nothing about what the parade is supposed to be like. You've assumed along with your socialist brethren that it will be as you described. I doubt it will be planned anything like that.
But, good for you in getting your bitching out ahead of any real knowledge of WTF you are talking about!
Curious as to what you are talking about. Read much into my words?
We have had the same debate over the use of Blue Angels and other war machines over civilian airspace.
Neither of us have changed opinions I see.
Nope, I guess not.
I don't have a problem with a vibrant expression of patriotism. You have negative feeling toward America, it's founding, it's exceptionalism, it's economy, it's culture, it's society and existence.
Wow. Just go ahead and dump a bunch of negative attributes on me to bolster your cognitive dissonance around claiming to be one thing and behaving like another.
It is one thing to vibrantly express patriotism and another completely to understand and support the basic concept that make America great.
I suspect it is the ideals expressed by
-the statue of liberty
-the bill of right
-Thomas Jefferson and James Madison
I can read you like a book Vic.
That's a good sign. Nothing to hide here.
It honestly doesn't matter one bit either way.
Dang...have you seen the video where she said that?
"don't here much complaining when firetrucks, cop cars, other city service equipment is displayed in a parade" You are honestly equating firetrucks, cop cars to a tank??