Baboon Pirates

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Message To An Angry Veteran

A DD-214 Form Is Not A Plenary Indulgence!

Are you a veteran?  Did you serve in the armed forces?

If so, you have my thanks.  It's got to be a tough gig, and you deserve the thanks of a grateful nation for your service.


The fact that you're a veteran entitles you to a lot.  The GI Bill, VA benefits, free drinks at the American Legion Hall, etc.

It does NOT entitle you to whatever free shit you think the guvmint owes you!

Also, your rights are not necessarily being violated if you're terminated for cause!

The fact that you've served your country has not canonized you, nor has it granted you omnipotence and infallibility.

I've known more than a few whackadoodles that decided to go into the Army/Navy/AF/Marines/CG.  When they came out, they were still whackadoodles.  Well-organized and motivated whackadoodles, to be sure, but very much a few bricks shy of a full load.

And that's my rant for this afternoon...