Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Several M1 Abrams tanks and other military vehicles arrived in D.C. by train Monday and Tuesday in preparation for President Donald Trump's "Salute to America" on the Fourth of July. Trump has wanted tanks and other weapons involved in either a celebration of himself or America since his Inauguration. But the Pentagon kept turning him down.

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"This time around, military officials approved Trump's request. But at nearly 68 tons each, they're too heavy to crawl over the streets as the Air Force and Blue Angels squadrons fly above. According to a U.S. defense official, the tanks will instead be on "static display."

The Pentagon hasn't released a cost for the event, but the bottom line could climb into the millions. Transporting the tanks alone will reportedly cost around $870,000. The display could also damage the Lincoln Memorial, according to the National Parks Service."

Happy Trump of July, Everyone!

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2019-07-02 10:18 PM | Reply

Happy Trump, Corky. Enjoy the-------------.

#2 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-02 10:20 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

link to the Mattressfidian flag site!

www.deplorabledefenders.com

Get yours today!!

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2019-07-02 10:21 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

#2 |

---- you, Trump's Official Ball Washer!

#4 | Posted by Corky at 2019-07-02 10:22 PM | Reply

#3
Ugh! That's wretched!

Now we have Trump ruining July 4th on the Mall. Turning it into an RNC/Trump campaign rally with reserved seating for his biggest donors, staying at his hotel, shutting down DCA for the F-35 fly over, while vintage 1957 tanks are places as props for a pathetic man-child narcissist. The Park Services retargeting 2.5 million to help cover the costs for this pathetic POS's campaign rally.

Yay. Happy 4th, America.

#5 | Posted by YAV at 2019-07-02 10:30 PM | Reply

#2 - aw. Our little screamer couldn't help himself!

#6 | Posted by YAV at 2019-07-02 10:31 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Like a mouth to a flaming orange sack, shep comes slurping into every thread.

#7 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-07-02 10:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

You know what a draft dodger like Trump wants?

A billion dollar military parade for himself.

You know what people who actually served in the military need?

A President who cares more about them than his ego.

#8 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-07-02 10:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Happy Trump"

A happy Trump is a happy Sherp.

They love pwning liberals.

#9 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-07-02 11:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Don't everyone climb onto the tank at once....you'll get your chance.

#10 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-02 11:05 PM | Reply

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Don't everyone climb onto the tank at once....you'll get your chance.
#10 | POSTED BY SHERP

This is the thread Sherp forgets how much he hates democrats wasting money instead of helping the homeless and drug addicts.

Because Drumpfy wants a tanky.

#11 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-07-02 11:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Left, right, uppercut, sheppy hits the canvas again.

#12 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-07-02 11:13 PM | Reply

Trump wanted tanks because he has a very little weewee and has to overcompensate somehow.

#13 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2019-07-02 11:21 PM | Reply

- democrats wasting money

That's a feature, not a bug.

#14 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-02 11:40 PM | Reply

- Tanks at the Lincoln Memorial ✓
- Joint Chiefs on the podium ✓
- Flyover ✓
- GOP bigwigs ✓

All that will be missing is the 6' wide sash festooned with medals and dark shades and his dictator look will be complete.

Using our national 4th of July for self-aggrandizement, and paying for it with taxpayer dollars.

What a rotten, narcissistic human being!

#15 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-07-02 11:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Had Obama done this, all you right wing idiots would be on the Mall Thursday shouting "Lock Him Up!!"

And you know it but you don't care.

#16 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-07-02 11:55 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

That's a feature, not a bug.

Did this make sense to you when you were writing it?

#17 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-07-02 11:56 PM | Reply

Oh Boy!

May Day Parade comes to the USA!

I can just imagine the recent conversation between President Trump and Premier Putin.

Putin: Hey! Wasn't our May Day Parade just the bomb this year?

Trump: Just you wait a couple months.

www.youtube.com

#18 | Posted by TrueBlue at 2019-07-03 02:57 AM | Reply

Veterans to hand out John McCain shirts at July Fourth celebration in DC

A group of veterans plans to hand out thousands of T-shirts during President Donald Trump's Fourth of July event in Washington that feature one of Trump's political rivals -- the late Sen. John McCain.

www.stripes.com

#19 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-07-03 08:50 AM | Reply

RNC Receives VIP Tickets to Trump's Fourth of July Celebration; DNC Does Not

An official with the Democratic National Convention told NBC News the organization has not received tickets to the VIP section for President Donald Trump's Fourth of July celebration, "Salute to America," as of Tuesday morning.

However, a spokeswoman from the Republican National Convention confirmed Monday that the RNC has already received their ticket allotment for the VIP section of the event.

www.nbcwashington.com

#20 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-07-03 09:07 AM | Reply

Amazingly, Trump got the idea from the Bastille Day celebration in Paris.

Remember when Republicans wouldn't even say "French fries"?

#21 | Posted by anton at 2019-07-03 09:08 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

That thing would get smoked by a reaThe Pentagon hasn't released a cost for the event, but the bottom line could climb into the millions. Transporting the tanks alone will reportedly cost around $870,000. The display could also damage the Lincoln Memorial, according to the National Parks Service."
Happy Trump of July, Everyone!
#1 | POSTED BY CORKY AT 2019-07-02 10:18 PM | REPLY | FLAG:

To move them without destroying stuff, you have to walk in front of them and lay down 3/4" ply sheets. 8' at a time. The same way you move superheavy cranes. It's a real pain in the ass.

#22 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-07-03 09:19 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

#22

We could use Republican Senators instead. Win, win.

#23 | Posted by Corky at 2019-07-03 09:42 AM | Reply

Little toy tin-horn dictator trying to reassure himself that he is as good a dictator as Kim Jung Un.

#24 | Posted by kudzu at 2019-07-03 09:47 AM | Reply

Now we have Trump ruining July 4th on the Mall. Turning it into an RNC/Trump campaign rally with reserved seating for his biggest donors, staying at his hotel, shutting down DCA for the F-35 fly over, while vintage 1957 tanks are places as props for a pathetic man-child narcissist. The Park Services retargeting 2.5 million to help cover the costs for this pathetic POS's campaign rally.
Yay. Happy 4th, America.

#5 | POSTED BY YAV AT 2019-07-02 10:30 PM | REPLY | FLAG:

Did you know that there are laws against these things? I think you might, but everyone else may not know that yet.

#25 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-07-03 09:49 AM | Reply

Would be funny if, in a "Spinal Tap" moment, the Pentagon delivered miniature 12" toy tanks instead....

#26 | Posted by pumpkinhead at 2019-07-03 09:58 AM | Reply

But where are the brand new World War II Sherman's??

I wanna play with the Sherman's !!!

#27 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-07-03 10:22 AM | Reply

To me patriotism starts with obeying the Constitution as in Emoluments Clause, not by using your Presidency for profit. Corporal Bone Spurs is the farthest thing from a patriot to ever sit in the White House. But I'm sure there will be flag waving fools down there in Washington cheering for Bone Spurs.

#28 | Posted by danni at 2019-07-03 10:24 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

www-m.cnn.com

A broader article on this abuse of the armed forces to create campaign rally material.

Our armed forces prove their prowess on the battlefield. Or at least, they used to. Now they are a prop for a draft dodger.

"You think I'm stupid?" Trump said, "I wasn't going to Vietnam."

#29 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-07-03 10:28 AM | Reply

Did you know that there are laws against these things? I think you might, but everyone else may not know that yet.

I do. And I also know that Trump's demonstrated that, so far, there are no penalties for violating law.

#30 | Posted by YAV at 2019-07-03 10:30 AM | Reply

Stand in front of tank and make Amreekan version of Tienanmen Square.... get your buddy to film it.

You will never get another chance to make this Youtube Classic.

#31 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-07-03 10:32 AM | Reply

You know what a draft dodger like Trump wants?

#8 | Posted by ClownShack

You mean like Clinton?

#32 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-07-03 10:49 AM | Reply

#32

Yes, like Clinton. Now what do you have for the class?

#33 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2019-07-03 10:53 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

^Lying per ususal

#34 | Posted by e1g1 at 2019-07-03 10:53 AM | Reply

sorry Lfthandthrds, you beat me to the retort. That was for Snippy

#35 | Posted by e1g1 at 2019-07-03 10:54 AM | Reply

You mean like Clinton?

#32 | POSTED BY comrade SNIPPY

When you have nothing else, use the old Ruskie KGB tactic of whataboutism.
Snippy is an anti-American idiot.

#36 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-07-03 10:58 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Now they can literally tear up the town.

#37 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-07-03 11:01 AM | Reply

So, is Snippy claiming Clinton used a fake medical condition to get a deferment?

#38 | Posted by danni at 2019-07-03 11:01 AM | Reply

Me the people!

#39 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2019-07-03 11:05 AM | Reply

while vintage 1957 tanks

#5 | POSTED BY YAV AT 2019-07-02 10:30 PM | REPLY | FLAG:

They've trucked in M1s. If you're bringing in props, bring in the best.

#40 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-07-03 11:33 AM | Reply

IOW There will be a normal 4th of July parade.
Editorializing SOBs.

#41 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2019-07-03 11:36 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

They've trucked in M1s. If you're bringing in props, bring in the best.

OK - I've been largely ignoring this story because the initial reporting pissed me off.

#42 | Posted by YAV at 2019-07-03 11:38 AM | Reply

IOW There will be a normal 4th of July parade.
Editorializing SOBs.

#41 | POSTED BY PHESTEROBOYLE AT 2019-07-03 11:36 AM | REPLY | FLAG

Did not read any of the articles, nor understand the issues.

As per normal Phester level.

#43 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-07-03 11:52 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"There will be a normal 4th of July parade."
"It'll be the normalest 4th of July parade you've ever seen!1
It'll be the best parade anyone has ever seen!
Nobody be me could have ever held a parade this good!"

Orange Hitler

#44 | Posted by danni at 2019-07-03 11:59 AM | Reply

"There will be a normal 4th of July parade."

Google can't find last year's normal parade on the Mall. Or the year before.

#45 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-07-03 12:07 PM | Reply

The last time a president made a big deal out of the 4th was Nixon. Look up Honor America Day 1970. At least this time the protesters will be cleaner.

#46 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2019-07-03 12:15 PM | Reply

I just heard the Russian Air Force will be doing a fly over.

#47 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2019-07-03 12:19 PM | Reply

Typically this would be when the Norks would do a missile test.

#48 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-07-03 12:24 PM | Reply

The last time G.I. Dotard looked this pleased was when one of his very fine MAGAts killed Heather Heyer.

#49 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2019-07-03 12:27 PM | Reply

Ah, nothing like wasteful spending with a skyrocketing deficit!

#50 | Posted by Pirate at 2019-07-03 12:32 PM | Reply

Where are the "brand new Sherman tanks" Trump promised?

#51 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2019-07-03 12:46 PM | Reply

- democrats wasting money

That's a feature, not a bug.

#14 | Posted by SheepleSchism

Funny thing to say considering the GOP hypocrisy on anything budgetary for the last twenty years.

#52 | Posted by jpw at 2019-07-03 12:57 PM | Reply

BTW how is this not tin pot dictator schitt? If Trump shows up in a uniform with medals and ribbons on it will you guys finally admit he's a deranged old fool who needs to go?

#53 | Posted by jpw at 2019-07-03 12:58 PM | Reply

To move them without destroying stuff, you have to walk in front of them and lay down 3/4" ply sheets. 8' at a time. The same way you move superheavy cranes. It's a real pain in the ass.
#22 | Posted by sitzkrieg

Yet, trucks roll down the highway at 70 mph with one of them on their trailer. Ever see anyone move plywood that fast?

#54 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-07-03 12:58 PM | Reply

So, is Snippy claiming Clinton used a fake medical condition to get a deferment?
#38 | Posted by danni

He was in England to avoid the draft.

Clinton avoided the draft during the Viet Nam War Years by pretending to sign up for ROTC, a college-based military officer training program, a legal but sneaky ruse at the time, which perhaps is the type of thing a weasel would and did do. Oddly enough, he gained the presidency at the expense of George H. W. Bush who had served as a pilot during World War II and even got shot down. In 1996, Clinton was reelected after he beat World War II hero Bob Dole.

#55 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-07-03 01:08 PM | Reply

Yet, trucks roll down the highway at 70 mph with one of them on their trailer. Ever see anyone move plywood that fast?

#54 | POSTED BY SNIPER AT 2019-07-03 12:58 PM | REPLY

Even with road pads, tank threads throw up asphalt in warm weather. When you display older armor, you go straight from trailer to grass if you can. It's cheaper to fix.

#56 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-07-03 01:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Funny thing to say considering the GOP hypocrisy on anything budgetary for the last twenty years.
#52 | POSTED BY JPW

Show me a Dem spending spree that came in under budget and actually worked as designed.

#57 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-03 01:23 PM | Reply

"But at nearly 68 tons each, they're too heavy to crawl over the streets"

They weren't too heavy for the streets after the Gulf War.

And think of all the road construction jobs that were created!

#58 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-03 01:36 PM | Reply

BTW how is this not tin pot dictator schitt?

Ask FDR, Eisenhower and JFK the same question.

#59 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-07-03 01:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I don't remember the huge fuss about the last time we rolled Abrams tanks down Contitution Blvd,had a massive flyover, and had thousands of troops parade past the commander and chief. In fact everyone was cheering. They loved it. I believe the patriot missile was a big hit too. No one bitched about the tanks and the asphalt streets but the NYT.

#60 | Posted by homerj at 2019-07-03 01:43 PM | Reply

And ask Obama about those evil Betsy Ross flags.

twitter.com

#61 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-07-03 01:44 PM | Reply

"I don't remember the huge fuss about the last time we rolled Abrams tanks down Contitution Blvd"

That is to be expected, because Constitution Ave is not part of your commute.

If it had not created a huge mess, it would likewise not have caused the huge fuss you were unaware of.

#62 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-03 01:49 PM | Reply

They're not too heavy for streets, they have road pads. They're just not good for streets by any stretch. It'd be very strange to see one filled up with JP4 and roll down the street. Far more likely it's a static prop winched into a place or paraded on a transporter, which is the norm as far as military parades go.

#63 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-07-03 02:25 PM | Reply

Trump has tweeted that the cost "will be very little compared to what it is worth" because "we own the tanks".

#64 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2019-07-03 02:32 PM | Reply

Ask FDR, Eisenhower and JFK the same question.

#59 | Posted by Rightocenter

- The tanks were part of a parade, not props for a speech
- They did not personally request them
- It was not a national holiday to celebrate our country or to glorify an individual

In Fox News world this is OK. The rest of America sees this 'event' as an exercise in self-glorification.

#65 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-07-03 02:53 PM | Reply

Unfortunately, the tanks will be standing on display, or there could be a good potential of a "Tiananmen Square moment" - still could be if someone stands in front, with flags or "stop" signs and media just happen to record it at a good angle.

Will the media analysts, at Fox or other networks do a real-time Kremlinology study of VIP section - who is in (Ivanka! Jared Kushner!) who is out (Mulvaney? Bolton? Navarro?) and who will be "erased" from the photos / film in the near future (Mulvaney? Bolton?)?

Will the media ignore the "parade to Our Dear Celebrity Leader Trump" or maybe do a split-screen of puffed-up Trump and Kim Jung Un or Leonid Brezhnev or ye olde Chinese PLA military parades of yore, like the Tiananmen or more recent 2015 Victory Day Parade or 2017 ones?

Have all American tanks been proudly made from All-American steel and no foreign workers have been injured in process of making them?

I think NBC maybe getting ready: "How will Trump's display measure up? A look at huge military parades around the globe."

"MAGA! America First! We're Number One with a Tank!"

#66 | Posted by CutiePie at 2019-07-03 02:53 PM | Reply

With any luck, an illegal immigrant will attempt to stand in front of one of the tanks, Tienanmen Square style.

#67 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-03 02:54 PM | Reply

Show me a Dem spending spree that came in under budget and actually worked as designed.

Posted by SheepleSchism

Why don't you just be honest and admit you were never a Bernie supporter?

#68 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-07-03 02:55 PM | Reply

Show me a Dem spending spree that came in under budget and actually worked as designed.
#57 | POSTED BY SHERP

Dems spending?

You really are dumb.

George W expanded the government with Homeland Security, cut taxes on the rich and started two wars he promised would pay for themselves.

In one year, Trump wasted more tax dollars than Obama did in 8 years.

Why are you so stupid? Seriously. You're dumb. A useful idiot for the Trumpublican Party. You spend all day on the DR vomiting up garbage. You don't have any facts. So you depend on sheer volume.

#69 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-07-03 02:57 PM | Reply

He thinks he's being honest.
That's the most challenging part of the pathology for him to overcome.
He likewise thinks all the liberals -- including Bernie supporters -- are being dishonest.

#70 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-03 02:58 PM | Reply

"But at nearly 68 tons each, they're too heavy to crawl over the streets"

Why don't they just leave them on the low-beds? They're just stage props anyway.

Mike Dukakis will be happy that he will no longer hold the record for stupidest tank stunt.

#71 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-07-03 03:02 PM | Reply

Why don't you just be honest and admit you were never a Bernie supporter?

Why would he start being honest now?

Sherp is a liar. He shills for Trump all day long. He claims to support Bernie, while tearing down AOC, who pretty much mirrors Bernie on policy. He ignores facts and picks out minutiae to get obsessed over. He only ever has criticism for democrats, even when there's proof Republicans are doing the same thing, or worse.

He's a troll. He's not here for discussion. He's here to deflect every thread into an attack on democrats. Regardless of the topic.

#72 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-07-03 03:05 PM | Reply

#72 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK

You're a useful idiot, Clown. I have no desire in fixing the R party; I'd rather win more elections than they do. Unfortunately, the reality is that Democrats are beholden to the same scum and swamp critters and need to be ousted from their privileged perches of power and entitlement. Leadership, vision, and realistic goals need to be formed into actionable policy, not pixie dust and unicorn farts.

Wasting money is just as much a Democratic party failure as their slimy R bruthas from a different mutha.

The Ten Most Ridiculous Ways the Government Wastes Your Money - www.nationalreview.com
10 Ways the Government Flushed Your Money Down the Toilet in 2015 - www.usnews.com
The most ridiculous projects the government funded in 2017 - www.businessinsider.com

#73 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-03 03:35 PM | Reply

Ironically, this July 4th will be exactly 30 years and a month since Tiananmen Square event.

We are so blessed that our Dear Leader Donald Jung Trump cares not a wit (sic!) about glorifiying and enriching himself with the people's money, but only does something for the people he was elected to serve, even if the people / the "poorly educated" masses he loves so much, didn't know that that's what they wanted. He anticipates, and gives them "what they deserve, hard and good".

Leonard Cohen - Democracy is coming to the U.S.A.
---
It's coming through a hole in the air
From those nights in Tiananmen Square
It's coming from the feel
That this ain't exactly real
Or it's real, but it ain't exactly there

From the wars against disorder
From the sirens night and day
From the fires of the homeless
From the ashes of the gay
Democracy is coming to the USA

It's coming through a crack in the WALL
On a visionary flood of alcohol
From the staggering account
Of the Sermon on the Mount
Which I don't pretend to understand at all

It's coming from the silence
On the dock of the bay,
From the brave, the bold, the battered
Heart of Chevrolet
Democracy is coming to the USA

It's coming from the sorrow in the street,
the holy places where the races meet;
from the homicidal bitchin'
that goes down in every kitchen
to determine who will serve and who will eat.
From the wells of disappointment
where the women kneel to pray
for the grace of God in the desert here
and the desert far away:
Democracy is coming to the U.S.A.

Sail on, sail on
O mighty Ship of State!
To the Shores of Need
Past the Reefs of Greed
Through the Squalls of Hate
Sail on, sail on, sail on, sail on.

It's coming to America first,
the cradle of the best and of the worst.
It's here they got the range
and the machinery for change
and it's here they got the spiritual thirst.

It's here the family's broken
and it's here the lonely say
that the heart has got to open
in a fundamental way:
Democracy is coming to the U.S.A.

It's coming from the women and the men.
O baby, we'll be making love again.
We'll be going down so deep
the river's going to weep,
and the mountain's going to shout Amen!

It's coming like the tidal flood
beneath the lunar sway,
imperial, mysterious,
in amorous array:
Democracy is coming to the U.S.A.

Sail on, sail on ...

I'm sentimental, if you know what I mean
I love the country but I can't stand the scene.
And I'm neither left or right
I'm just staying home tonight,
getting lost in that hopeless little screen.
But I'm stubborn as those garbage bags
that Time cannot decay,
I'm junk but I'm still holding up
this little wild bouquet:
Democracy is coming to the U.S.A.

#74 | Posted by CutiePie at 2019-07-03 03:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

All liberal military haters are directed to sheit in yer hats.

#75 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2019-07-03 03:56 PM | Reply

Ah, nothing like wasteful spending with a skyrocketing deficit!
#50 | POSTED BY PIRATE

Pfft. We can give everyone $1000, Medicare, free college etc.
So yuo posted fake news.

#76 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2019-07-03 04:31 PM | Reply

Fake News Headline from CNN:

Military chiefs have concerns about politicization of Trump's July 4th event - www.cnn.com

Only they don't quote any "Military chiefs" expressing concerns. Instead they claim a "source" told them, "In the planning for the event, Pentagon leaders also had reservations about putting tanks or other armored vehicles on display, the source said."

But they do quote Jordan Libowitz, communications director for (CREW) Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. Who are CREW? "Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is a left-wing attack dog masquerading as a "non-partisan watchdog."" - crewexposed.com

What a load.

#77 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-03 05:02 PM | Reply

JFKs inaugural parade with military hardware proudly displayed: www.google.com

#78 | Posted by MSgt at 2019-07-03 05:04 PM | Reply

"Only they don't quote any "Military chiefs" expressing concerns."

Military chiefs cannot express their concerns under their own names.

But, you knew that already, didn't you Comrade?

here is an idea. Why don't you dig up some Military chiefs who are expressing their support for Humpy's tanks?

That might be a way to counter this terrible concern you have about quoting from "reliable sources".

maybe they will said, "Tanks A lot Humpy!"

#79 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-07-03 05:41 PM | Reply

RE#78

DJT is no JFK... that is for sure.

#80 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-07-03 05:42 PM | Reply

-DJT is no JFK... that is for sure.

Wealthy and privileged
Family fortune from suspect means
Serial philanderer

JFK served in WW II so he's got that.

But there are similarities.......

#81 | Posted by eberly at 2019-07-03 05:49 PM | Reply

They've trucked in M1s. If you're bringing in props, bring in the best.

#40 | POSTED BY SITZKRIEG

Yeah but the Leopard 2A7 is German and you know how Trump feels about Merkel.

#82 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2019-07-03 06:51 PM | Reply

Aren't combat deaths way down under Trump? Hasn't the # of countries we bomb been greatly reduced than in the time of mad bomber obama?just these two reasons are merit enough for a parade. Pax Americana, hell yeah!

#83 | Posted by visiter at 2019-07-03 07:42 PM | Reply

#13
Some overcompensate for a small wewee, some make it an innie.

#84 | Posted by Vaquero at 2019-07-03 07:49 PM | Reply

Everyone is worried about the DC infrastructure. But almost no one in DC cares when those machines destroy any of the many -------- countries we've bombed into the stone age.

#85 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-07-03 10:26 PM | Reply

To move them without destroying stuff, you have to walk in front of them and lay down 3/4" ply sheets. 8' at a time. The same way you move superheavy cranes. It's a real pain in the ass.

They actually have special treads for this. If you even been to Germany, you see them along the German roads doing drills.

Got to drive a Palladin M109A7 self propelled howitzer... or rather it got to drive me as it was one of the first driver-less vehicles. Kinda cool changing and downloading the driverless code and 5 minutes later going down the autobaun doing 35 mph in a convoy with nobody sitting in the drivers chair... only thing worse is being shot at by this monster. Uses smart shells. 100% accuracy day or night in any weather going 35 mph.

An A10 can chop a tank in half... but this thing just leaves craters where tanks used to be...

#86 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-07-04 12:40 AM | Reply

The Army sent Trump Bradley personnel carriers not an Abrams M1 tanks

Tiny hands got tiny 'tanks' from the Army. LOL!!

Those aren't tanks, those are armored personnel carriers. Like our president, they have little guns and an empty belly that needs a lot of filling up before they're effective.

twitter.com

#87 | Posted by americanunity at 2019-07-04 02:07 AM | Reply

Bradley armored personnel carrier (L)/Abrams M1 tank (R)

#88 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-07-04 02:16 AM | Reply

4th of July celebrations have always been non-partisan celebrations of America's independence. Especially so in our nation's capital.

Trump giving tickets, yes "TICKETS" to only Republicans and to and event that has always been a 'come one, come all' event, turning it into a partisan love fest with him as the star. Shame on him.

And I'd say the same thing if a Democrat had pulled a stunt like this.

#89 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-07-04 04:33 AM | Reply

Just wondering would this violate the Hatch act since he is giving all the tickets to republicans and donors?

#90 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2019-07-04 06:05 AM | Reply

#81 | POSTED BY EBERLY AT 2019-07-03 05:49 PM | FLAG: You forgot that, like Trump, JFK believed in lower taxes to 'spur the economy'. www.youtube.com

#91 | Posted by MSgt at 2019-07-04 10:35 AM | Reply

Trump giving tickets, yes "TICKETS" to only Republicans and to and event that has always been a 'come one, come all' event, turning it into a partisan love fest with him as the star. Shame on him.

Can't blame him... no law says he HAS to give tickets to VIP Democrats. I say let them stand on the sidewalk in the hot sun along with all the other trailer trash.

You think Obama or Nancy would give tickets to him??...

Gonna stay home and watch it on TV... Democrats don't wear or believe in deodorant... They kinda stink in the hot sun... ( I saw that on a DR thread a few days ago)

#92 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-07-04 11:51 AM | Reply

You think Obama or Nancy would give tickets to him??...

Obama never once required tickets of any kind for anyone on the mall on the fourth of July.

This is blatant use of tax dollars for a Trump campaaign rally. His campaign should be billed for the entire cost

#93 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2019-07-04 01:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

In other threads the posters express anger when anyone brings up the fact Hatter just made. This is a perversion of our Indepence Day and, I for one, am disgusted by it. Glad to see I'm not the only one.

#94 | Posted by danni at 2019-07-04 03:01 PM | Reply

"Democrats don't wear or believe in deodorant... They kinda stink in the hot sun... ( I saw that on a DR thread a few days ago)"

Actually, what you saw was that young people are not bothering with deodorant, when you saw "young people" your brain told you it meant Democrats. Your brain was right.

#95 | Posted by danni at 2019-07-04 03:04 PM | Reply

You think Obama or Nancy would give tickets to him??...

There wouldn't be tickets to a self-aggrandizing 4th in DC in the first place. Never has been before.

#96 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-07-04 03:45 PM | Reply

You forgot that, like Trump, JFK believed in lower taxes to 'spur the economy'

JFK believed in lowering the tax rates from 90% to 70% for the upper tier based on Keynesian economic policy - and as a temporary boost to the economy. The GOP was against that at the time. Lyndon Johnson actually pushed it through.

I'm good with raising them to more align with Kennedy's vision - or something over 70%. While we're at it, let's bring the corporate tax rate back to what Kennedy cut it down to - which was 48%.

You good with that, too?

#97 | Posted by YAV at 2019-07-04 03:53 PM | Reply

I've been seeing pics and footage of the "Salute to America". Half of the National Mall is fenced off from the public. VIP's only.

I'm also trying to check it out on webcam, but the only two webcams I can find are mysteriously "temporarily unavailable".

#98 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2019-07-04 04:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Did anyone else notice that the seal of the President was NOT on the podium, instead it was a Trump Campaign sign?

Complete disrespect for the office he holds.

#99 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2019-07-05 07:10 AM | Reply

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