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GI Told He Canít Read Levin, Hannity, Limbaugh
American Spectator ^ | June 7, 2013 | Jeffrey Lord

Posted on 06/08/2013 3:19:17 PM PDT by Twotone

So in the middle of all this business of the IRS, the NSA, Benghazi, the investigation of AP and Fox’s James Rosen comes this.

Todd Starnes gets kudos for reporting this. Here’s the link to his story, which we will quote directly:

A veteran member of the U.S. Army Band said he is facing retribution and punishment from the military for having anti-Obama bumper stickers on his car, reading books written by conservative authors like Mark Levin and David Limbaugh, and serving Chick-fil-A sandwiches at his promotion party.

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...


TOPICS: Military/Veterans; Society
KEYWORDS: benghazi; fastandfurious; impeachnow; irs; jeffreylord

1 posted on 06/08/2013 3:19:17 PM PDT by Twotone
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To: Twotone

I don’t think we’re in America anymore, Toto.


2 posted on 06/08/2013 3:23:37 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Every government agency will need to be purged from top to bottom to get back to normalcy, if we can ever get these leftists out of office.


3 posted on 06/08/2013 3:28:12 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

It starts at the top and rolls downhill: five years now.

TC


4 posted on 06/08/2013 3:36:26 PM PDT by Pentagon Leatherneck
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To: FlingWingFlyer

You are in the Caliphate of aMeriKa.


5 posted on 06/08/2013 3:39:59 PM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 can we make it until 2016?)
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To: Twotone

Political bumper stickers on a POV if driven aboard a DoD installation by an active duty service member or civilian employee areare a problem. I (24-year vet) have complained about pro-Obama / Dem & anti-conservative stickers on vehicles on base.

The reading of conservative books and what is served at a promotion party are none of his leadership’s business, although they will argue it was / is being done while on duty and in uniform. The services typically authorize the reading only of work-related materials while on duty, and the PC boneheads in his command will argue that he is on duty even during a backstage break.

Sad situation.


6 posted on 06/08/2013 3:40:18 PM PDT by twister881
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To: Twotone

Is this the U.S. army ir the reincarnation of Mao tse Tung’s Red Guards?


7 posted on 06/08/2013 3:47:35 PM PDT by Stepan12
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To: Twotone
The Todd Starnes article reveals a Gaystapo cabal within the Army Band that is attempting to ruin his career. The repeal of DADT has unleashed a f@**ot militancy that has the civilian & military leadership quivering as the spineless jellyfish they are. God forbid an apocalyptic event in this country, but if one does, the self-reliant lovers of liberty will be separated from the whiny-@$$ lovers of sodomy.
8 posted on 06/08/2013 4:02:06 PM PDT by twister881
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To: Stepan12

So, we have POLITICAL officers in the military just like the former USSR...


9 posted on 06/08/2013 4:04:46 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Twotone
he is facing retribution and punishment from the military for having anti-Obama bumper stickers on his car, reading books written by conservative authors like Mark Levin and David Limbaugh, and serving Chick-fil-A sandwiches at his promotion party.

This is like asking string of five questions, and expecting a single answer. That's a lefty technique.

Each one of those events can be considered different by reasonable people, depending on their individual experience and knowledge. From my perspective, having anti-Obama bumper stickers shows lack of judgment if the vehicle is used on base. Hussein is his commander-in-chief, like it or not.

Reading books is a subcategory of the First Amendment, and is beyond the authority of any military superior, barring clear treason and sedition material. Conservative authors may not be arbitrarily and capriciously classified as treason by anyone. Anti-Obama literature read in the person's own private area and private time is a Constitutional right.

Serving Chik-Fil-A food as his own Promotion Party is no different than serving Ben and Jerry's ice cream. Foods do not have intrinsic political qualities, they may only be inferred, which is arbitrary and capricious. No-no.

The bottom line, who specifically set the policy? Name and rank, please. If orders came from higher authority, what was that authority?
Demanding those answers is no different than seeking out the highest authority which demanded criminal behavior from IRS workers.

By the way, catering to the pervert members of the military is NOT responding to a genuine higher authority.

10 posted on 06/08/2013 4:13:19 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: Twotone

It’s bait, and it originates from troublemaking, civilian hag bureaucrats. Don’t take the bait. Ridicule, instead.


11 posted on 06/08/2013 4:30:16 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Twotone

If the military is not upholding the Constitution, then why should the soldier ... or any of us?

It is the military that is causing disruption, not citizens.


12 posted on 06/08/2013 4:42:18 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Twotone

Tagline update.


13 posted on 06/08/2013 5:47:11 PM PDT by Perseverando (It's ALL about PEOPLE CONTROL!)
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To: Twotone

Your article said: “Sommers was told that his actions bordered on being disrespectful to President Obama and the ‘slightest inference of disrespect towards superiors can have a demoralizing effect on the unit.’”

You’d think they’d at least let people putting their life on the line by being ready at the drop of a hat to go into a situation that could result in the loss of life itself to at least have a little freedom of speech and privacy.

It’s funny how some things never change such as the phrase, “There’s a right way, and there’s a wrong way, and there’s the Army’s way.”


14 posted on 06/08/2013 6:05:25 PM PDT by beautress1 (Make today a masterpiece.)
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