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Fort Carson soldier's selfie sparks outrage
gazette.com ^ | 2-26-14 | Tom Roeder and Andrea Sinclair

Posted on 02/26/2014 4:30:52 PM PST by smokingfrog

Fort Carson leaders have launched investigation into a "selfie" photo of a Fort Carson soldier who said she was hiding in her car to avoid saluting the flag that went viral Tuesday, drawing a storm of criticism.

Pfc. Tariqka Sheffey, of the posts's 43rd Sustainment Group posted the image to her Instagram account with a caption that read, "This is me laying back in my car hiding so I don't have to salute the 1700 flag, KEEP ALL YOUR 'THATS SO DISRESPECTFUL/HOWRUDE/ETC.' COMMENTS TO YOURSELF cuz, right now, (acronym for I don't give an obscenity)."

Fort Carson officials say soldiers caught not saluting at the 5 p.m. "retreat" ceremony for the lowering of the American ensign are subject to an "on the spot correction" - essentially a loud, one-sided discussion with a sergeant.

It's one of two events per day that require soldiers to stop what they're doing - even pull over and get out of their cars - to salute the flag in an act of tradition and military courtesy.

(Excerpt) Read more at gazette.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: flag; salute; selfie

1 posted on 02/26/2014 4:30:52 PM PST by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog
I am so glad that I got out when I did.

5.56mm

2 posted on 02/26/2014 4:35:44 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: smokingfrog
COURT MARTIAL the bwitch. She isn't deserving of being a member of the BEST military in the world.
Send her back to moron-land, where she belongs.
3 posted on 02/26/2014 4:36:01 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: smokingfrog

This woman is an example of some of the “worthless” creatures that have been coming into our military in recent years. Fortunately she is in a small minority—at least up to now it has been a minority.


4 posted on 02/26/2014 4:36:21 PM PST by House Atreides
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To: smokingfrog

This month commemorates the battle for Iwo Jima; Admiral Chester Nimitz said of the Marines and sailors, “Uncommon valor was a common virtue.”

Nowadays, it seems within our military common sense is an uncommon trait. This clown and the Wisconsin National Guard funeral detail are the best reasons to downsize the Army.


5 posted on 02/26/2014 4:36:57 PM PST by 12Gauge687
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To: smokingfrog

Perhaps this slut will say that she was raped by her superiors. It seems like a lot of Obama’s children join the military for paid tuition, free healthcare for life, and other ridiculous entitlements.


6 posted on 02/26/2014 4:37:10 PM PST by sagar
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To: smokingfrog

What a piece of shit. I’m sure she’d make a fine mate for one of Obama’s ‘son’s’.


7 posted on 02/26/2014 4:39:47 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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To: smokingfrog

Probably an Obama follower...the new liberal Army


8 posted on 02/26/2014 4:43:07 PM PST by mandaladon (If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill)
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To: smokingfrog
Disrespectful. Disloyal. Unemployable.
I suspect she will be a parasite on the welfare system for the remainder of her entire life, unless she has the aptitude to initiate a business of her own, which I sincerely doubt.
9 posted on 02/26/2014 4:45:59 PM PST by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: Amagi

And even if she does start a business, it’ll be one based on screwing people, rather than doing something useful.


10 posted on 02/26/2014 4:48:57 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: smokingfrog

Being racist, I guessed immediately that Tariqka Sheffey had to be Amish...


11 posted on 02/26/2014 4:50:13 PM PST by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: smokingfrog

What a goldbricker.

Hey, Secretary Hagel? I know a way you can trim about 2 grand a month (plus benefits) from the DoD budget....


12 posted on 02/26/2014 4:53:52 PM PST by DemforBush (A Repo Man is *always* intense.)
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To: smokingfrog

Tariqka...soldier...ok


13 posted on 02/26/2014 4:54:49 PM PST by Insigne123 (It is the soldier, not the community organizer, who gives us freedom of the press)
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To: smokingfrog

Sulking people have been ducking retreat for a long time. Why does tha paper choose to publicize it?

They could find a recruit with lipstick that did something good. This is a liberal paper looking to doralize

Forget it


14 posted on 02/26/2014 4:55:30 PM PST by stanne
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To: smokingfrog

I loved colors. I miss it and the bugle calls. I could never understand how anyone thought this a burden.


15 posted on 02/26/2014 4:56:30 PM PST by rey
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To: smokingfrog

Sounds like somebody who thought the Army would be an easy job where she doesn’t have to do much. Put in some time, and then get triple-preference for civilian government employment (veteran/black/female).


16 posted on 02/26/2014 5:00:22 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: cloudmountain

Courts martial not necessary. The proper entry on her fitness report will make her a PFC for the rest of her career.


17 posted on 02/26/2014 5:00:38 PM PST by Hurricane
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To: stanne
Sulking people have been ducking retreat for a long time. Why does tha paper choose to publicize it?

You're right that people have been ducking retreat forever, so who knows? — but just look at the utterly disproportionate comments here, if the intent was to provoke reaction it looks like it's succeeding.

18 posted on 02/26/2014 5:09:10 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: smokingfrog

If she was hiding...why publicize it?

Nothing in the picture provides context so why did she? Some people are too stupid to be in the military.


19 posted on 02/26/2014 5:10:14 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: smokingfrog
So you don't HAVE to salute the flag??!?!?

It is an HONOR and a PRIVILEGE to be permitted to salute that flag! Why the bleeping HELL did this shallow person even join the military, with the attitude she has??

To salute the flag in an HONOR. Every righteous battle that flag has ever lead Americans into and every draped casket that flag has embraced is represented by those stars and stripes.

God help this women to understand what it is she is pissing on.

20 posted on 02/26/2014 5:17:44 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Pope Calvin the 1st, defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades)
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To: smokingfrog

Like I’ve been saying, social media, ALL social media is evil.

Without social media this outrageous conduct would have gotten zero publicity, exactly what it deserves.

Tariqka, you’re a screwup.


21 posted on 02/26/2014 5:20:01 PM PST by upchuck (South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy for Speaker of the House!!!)
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To: M Kehoe
She was just honest. Tons of people do that. They should have the PRT test about 4:58PM and the scores would be huge. It is crazy watching all the people run to their cars or buildings to keep from having to stand at attention. It happens more than you can imagine especially tech schools and “A” Schools.
22 posted on 02/26/2014 5:25:46 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: smokingfrog
Tariqka

A picture really wasn't necessary.

23 posted on 02/26/2014 5:25:53 PM PST by PAR35
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To: sagar
“join the military for paid tuition, free healthcare for life, and other ridiculous entitlements.”

Really? Did you serve? Spend half your life away from your family in some shit hole? I served 22 years. Got out with a broken body. No free health care for life, no free dental care for life. That was all a lie. What are the other ridiculous entitlements veterans get? After all, all they did was ensure your freedom.

24 posted on 02/26/2014 5:26:26 PM PST by MPJackal ("From my cold dead hands.")
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

You have to cuss to express your disapproval?


25 posted on 02/26/2014 5:28:33 PM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: hattend

Kinda reminds me of the stoner blasting Hendrix`s

Star Spangled Banner from his hooch at morning

formation a long time ago.

Some people just lack respect for anything patriotic.


26 posted on 02/26/2014 5:28:51 PM PST by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: smokingfrog

In this drawdown era, these people are especially stupid. Just making it that much easier for the brass to decide who gets axed...


27 posted on 02/26/2014 5:31:45 PM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: smokingfrog

The military is a social playground for liberals now.

No longer is the military for protecting the nation’s interests by delivering massively destructive power. It’s all about feel good all-gay-all-the-time for liberal amusement.

I have to confess though. When I go on a cruise, I hide in the bathroom when they have the evacuation drill.


28 posted on 02/26/2014 5:43:51 PM PST by Organic Panic
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To: napscoordinator
She was just honest. Tons of people do that.

Yuppers, right on the money.

29 posted on 02/26/2014 5:58:39 PM PST by onona (The entitlement army doesn’t vote for candidates, they vote for gravy.)
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To: House Atreides

>> “worthless” creatures that have been coming into our military ...

The military used to take lots of bums (”a year in jail or enlist in the Army”). Most all of them were shaped up by drill sergeants. The sergeants have been emasculated to the point that this is no longer possible. Too bad.


30 posted on 02/26/2014 6:05:35 PM PST by QBFimi (/...o.o/.o...ooo/...o.o...o/ooo/...o.o/.o/ooo.//o..o./.o.)
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To: napscoordinator

Yep, been there, done that, during arty survey school circa 1970 I tried to make it to the car with wife waiting at Sill, ran right into the CSM from the OCS next door.
After a day of beating on future butterbars, he was happy to rip my poor PFC ass, then and again the next day in his office. Did a week as his CQ runner for my haste. I was more careful not to get caught next time. LOL I can’t believe the rest of the vitriolic comments about this, maybe because I was drafted.
When did soldiers not f**k-off like this?


31 posted on 02/26/2014 6:20:57 PM PST by garryowenartillery (RVN 1/21FA, 1st Cav Div (Airmobile) Alaska FT. Greely (ATC) Gerstle River Project)
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To: Amagi
Disrespectful. Disloyal. Unemployable.

Disrespectful. Disloyal. Undeployable too.

32 posted on 02/26/2014 6:26:22 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: garryowenartillery

From ~ 1981 - 2009.

Then suddenly we got way more worried about POSH, SHARP and SRP than combat effectiveness.


33 posted on 02/26/2014 6:35:37 PM PST by redlegplanner ( No Representation without Taxation)
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To: ansel12

No. But it helps.


34 posted on 02/26/2014 6:41:40 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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To: smokingfrog; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; ...

Active Duty ping.


35 posted on 02/26/2014 6:42:43 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Harold Shea

She could be Obama's daughter.

36 posted on 02/26/2014 6:45:29 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

It helps a conservative site look like DU and other liberal sites, as they show how gritty they are, and unrestrained and “keeping it real”, and sticking it to the straights.


37 posted on 02/26/2014 7:00:13 PM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: smokingfrog

I worked with a former Marine named Turnisia. One of the best people I ever hired. So it’s not the name, but the character, that matters.


38 posted on 02/26/2014 7:13:31 PM PST by Moonmad27 ("I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way." Jessica Rabbit)
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To: garryowenartillery

Running from colors is generally an E1-E3 talent. NCOs know how to look at a clock and stay indoors. It’s only the shitbirds who can’t render a salute for a minute at attention.

On the other hand, I myself have been caught in dumb positions at evening colors and found myself saluting dimpsty dumpsters and PXs and empty parking lots. Also, there are E1-E3 jerks running the camp PA system who had fun putting a long pregnant pause between the end of colors and the bugle call for ‘All Clear’.

Soldier in question will probably get some nice NJP for her little stunt, but she’s not going to get drummed out of the Army or anything.


39 posted on 02/26/2014 7:50:54 PM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: Cvengr

obama didn’t put his hand on his heart but in the video he clearly was singing the anthem. The others weren’t singing.

I despise obama, but he at least did that.


40 posted on 02/26/2014 7:52:50 PM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: Hurricane
Courts martial not necessary. The proper entry on her fitness report will make her a PFC for the rest of her career.

My point was that, I don't want her in OUR army. That's what should be the "rest of her career."

41 posted on 02/26/2014 8:51:30 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain
Kick he sorry butt out on the streets, she is not fit to be part of our honorable military. Unfortunately doing so, we will be “obliged” to take care of her the rest of her miserable life.

An “undesirable” discharge is appropriate in this case. Having such a record will follow her the rest of her days. Not to mention how she will be treated by her superior's. (Go for the throat, guys)

42 posted on 02/27/2014 4:58:36 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: Right Wing Assault

He was cupping his balls, sending a signal to his Muslim brothers.

Sort of like when he rubs a part of his head with his middle finger.

Or bowing to the King of Saudi Arabia.

He is always sending signals.


43 posted on 02/27/2014 5:07:28 AM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: hattend

She is stupid.
Like those thugs who get caught on FB taking pictures of the old lady they just beat up for being white.
Less than Honorable Discharge her ass out...let her try and make a living with that on her record.
But then again, Welfare don’t care about a persons Military discharge.


44 posted on 02/27/2014 5:48:57 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Progov
Kick he sorry butt out on the streets, she is not fit to be part of our honorable military. Unfortunately doing so, we will be “obliged” to take care of her the rest of her miserable life.

An “undesirable” discharge is appropriate in this case. Having such a record will follow her the rest of her days. Not to mention how she will be treated by her superior's. (Go for the throat, guys)

You sold me. UNDESIRABLE DISCHARGE it is.

45 posted on 02/27/2014 1:13:24 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: sagar

Yep. I hope they court marshal her as*.


46 posted on 02/27/2014 11:57:04 PM PST by Amberdawn
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