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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
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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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