I went into a public-’ouse to get a pint o’ beer,
The publican ‘e up an’ sez, “We serve no red-coats here.”
The girls be’ind the bar they laughed an’ giggled fit to die,
I outs into the street again an’ to myself sez I:
O it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Tommy, go away”;
But it’s “Thank you, Mister Atkins”, when the band begins to play,
The band begins to play, my boys, the band begins to play,
O it’s “Thank you, Mister Atkins”, when the band begins to play.
I went into a theatre as sober as could be,
They gave a drunk civilian room, but ‘adn’t none for me;
They sent me to the gallery or round the music-’alls,
But when it comes to fightin’, Lord! they’ll shove me in the stalls!
For it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Tommy, wait outside”;
But it’s “Special train for Atkins” when the trooper’s on the tide,
The troopship’s on the tide, my boys, the troopship’s on the tide,
O it’s “Special train for Atkins” when the trooper’s on the tide.
Yes, makin’ mock o’ uniforms that guard you while you sleep
Is cheaper than them uniforms, an’ they’re starvation cheap;
An’ hustlin’ drunken soldiers when they’re goin’ large a bit
Is five times better business than paradin’ in full kit.
Then it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Tommy, ‘ow’s yer soul?”
But it’s “Thin red line of ‘eroes” when the drums begin to roll,
The drums begin to roll, my boys, the drums begin to roll,
O it’s “Thin red line of ‘eroes” when the drums begin to roll.
We aren’t no thin red ‘eroes, nor we aren’t no blackguards too,
But single men in barricks, most remarkable like you;
An’ if sometimes our conduck isn’t all your fancy paints,
Why, single men in barricks don’t grow into plaster saints;
While it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Tommy, fall be’ind”,
But it’s “Please to walk in front, sir”, when there’s trouble in the wind,
There’s trouble in the wind, my boys, there’s trouble in the wind,
O it’s “Please to walk in front, sir”, when there’s trouble in the wind.
You talk o’ better food for us, an’ schools, an’ fires, an’ all:
We’ll wait for extry rations if you treat us rational.
Don’t mess about the cook-room slops, but prove it to our face
The Widow’s Uniform is not the soldier-man’s disgrace.
For it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Chuck him out, the brute!”
But it’s “Saviour of ‘is country” when the guns begin to shoot;
An’ it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ anything you please;
An’ Tommy ain’t a bloomin’ fool — you bet that Tommy sees!
Rudyard Kipling’s poem: Tommy
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This American Military hating Traitor in Chef has been out to end military insurance since he took office. He tried this (video below) just 2 months in office - even John Stewart was outraged and the the dem pols rushed to stop it too, knowing their as* would be grass.
If he wants to cut down on the costs from troops injuries, he could rescind his ROE that he put in right out of the gate - that gives the advantages to the Taliban and resulted in the first year -2009 - in the DOUBLING of our troops killed, in 2010 - we lost TRIPLE and in 2011, it more than tripled.
And the press is quiet.
And the pols ate quiet
and the Sheeple are watching Dancing with the Stars.
And not many Freepers gave a rat’s rump. (As attested by the VERY few who responded to numerous threads on our troops - I’ve noticed most of our Freepers who cared about the troops - like jveritas and sandrat have been gone for FR for some time now.)
And our Troops die.
BTW, Newt is the ONLY candidate that has mentions Obama’s ROE and said it needs to be rescinded. I doubt the other candidates even know what the ROE are.
The article doesn't exactly spell it out - but this CANNOT be done by Executive Order and REQUIRES Congressional approval.
Its never gonna happen - Congress WILL NOT go along with this, especially since UNIONIZED Defense Department civilian workers are EXEMPTED from this request [another item that the article omitted].