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An ARCOM for that? (With MAKE THAT FOUR Updates)

Jonn at This Ain’t Hell brought this to my attention. Apparently an Army 1SG received an ARCOM for issuing what amounts to an on-the-spot correction to a bunch of immature punks in uniform for acting unprofessionally on social media.

First Sgt. Katrina Moerk, now the first sergeant of Charlie Company, 741st Military Intelligence Battalion, was browsing a social media network’s community page earlier this year, when she came upon a video that she found offensive and sexist. When she commented as much, several respondents attacked her with insults. Some of these respondents were wearing uniforms in their profile photos, the first sergeant said, so she wrote to them directly.

“I looked them up, introduced myself and explained to them why they were stupid. And I [copied] the director of the Army SHARP program to help their units improve their SHARP training, because it was obviously lacking. And it’s kind of blown up from there,” Moerk said.

The problem to me is not that she addressed an “offensive and sexist” video on social media (I haven’t seen the video, but from what I understand it actually had individuals in uniform in it, and was in bad taste. If anyone has a link, please let me know). Nor do I mind that after being insulted and ostensibly called names by individuals in uniform she issued a reprimand. She was doing her job as a senior NCO. More power to her.

I do have a problem with her bringing this issue to national level attention by pulling in the director of the Army’s SHARP (sexual harassment / assault response) program. I always thought that as NCOs we were supposed to be mature enough to handle disciplinary infractions ourselves. Address the individual. Address the individual’s chain of command. But bring national level attention to what should amount to an on-the-spot correction and then receive an ARCOM for it? Really?

After Jonn posted his thoughts on this, 1SG Moerk decided to add “victim” to her impressive resume, in a post where she reminds us that 1) she has reached her rank in less than 20 years, that 2) she has apparently been called names her entire Army career and 3) she holds that victimhood as a badge of honor, and she will “heroically” stand up to those meanies.

This is my lesson to my Soldiers.  THIS is what the hard right looks like.  This is what it looks like when you are retaliated against for doing the right thing.  Break the internet with my name.  Tell everybody ALL about me.  I am showing my Soldiers what it means to lead by example, in word AND deed…    My Soldiers have my respect, and I have their loyalty.  That is earned.  Your petty shit, just makes my point.   You can’t bully me into believing that your actions are right.  You can’t bully me into believing that because I am a female I should be okay with this.   You don’t know ME.  But… if this is what it takes to keep you from attacking other people trying to do the right thing… Bring it on.

She’s a real hero, this one.

For the record, I respect the fact that she did her job by correcting social media idiot troops. I think she did the right thing. But the fact that she essentially pulled the Pentagon into the drama, instead of handling it at the NCO level, and then received an ARCOM for essentially running to big daddy instead of handling the issue as a senior NCO would is a little ridiculous.

I did post a comment on her blog. Respectfully. Without the usual mouth you all are accustomed to. It’s currently in moderation. Let’s see if she has the balls to approve it. But in case she doesn’t, here it is in its entirety.

Interesting. A few observations here.

1) Maybe I missed it, but no one on This Ain’t Hell called you a “whore,” but it’s instructive that you use this implication to paint yourself as a victim.

2) The vast majority of us in the NCO corps simply issue an on the spot correction and move on with our lives. In the event that the on the spot correction doesn’t do the trick, most of us would bring the issue up with the Soldier’s chain of command. You chose to bring the Army director of SHARP into it? REALLY? Somehow in light of this, your claim that you received an award you weren’t “looking for” rings a little hollow.

3) I commend you for doing your job. There’s no excuse for acting like an asshat, especially in uniform. I commend you for defending Army values. I DON’T commend you for bringing what amounts to a bunch of idiots acting like idiots to national level attention.

4) Giving you an ARCOM for doing what is essentially your job – correcting junior troops – is akin to awarding a Bronze Star for a squared away barracks room. This may not have been your intent. I would hope you didn’t bring Big Army into what is essentially a bunch of ignorant joes being immature with the intention of getting yourself an atta girl from the SECDEF. But that is what happened. I would submit that THIS is what most people really have a problem with.

You imply that people have called you names your entire career. I find this interesting. I certainly didn’t spend as much time in the Army as you have, but I can tell you I NEVER experienced sexual harassment, name-calling or other “offensive” behavior you describe. Never. Maybe I was just lucky. Maybe I just give off the “don’t mess with me” vibe, so no one saw it fit to treat me with disrespect. I was an NCO. I issued plenty of on the spot corrections and negative counselings. I participated in 15-6 investigations. And yet, I never dealt with the type of harassment you describe. Not from my infantry brothers, not from my junior enlisted folks, not from officers with whom I served. I’m sure it happens, but I have my doubts that it’s as endemic as you seem to imply.

By the way, This Ain’t Hell deals with all sorts of military issues – not just Stolen Valor. Do you even understand what Stolen Valor is? Because if you did, there is no way you could glean a stolen valor accusation out of Jonn’s post.

And finally, “the hard right”? Really? This bit makes me believe your beef is political and nothing else. The “hard right” doesn’t generally harass women any more than the “hard left” does. Harassment isn’t endemic to one side of the political aisle or the other. But from your writing, it certainly appears that you not only believe so, but that you have a political axe to grind.

UPDATE: So she did publish my comment on her blog. Props to her for that. I honestly didn’t think she was going to do it.

Also, some folks seem to think that by “hard right” she was referring to taking the hard road, rather than political issues. I re-read her words. To me, it sounds like she was referring to This Ain’t Hell as a “hard right” site politically. Hard to say. I will admit there’s a possibility I misconstrued it, although I really don’t think so.

Third, here’s a video where the 1SG explains the incident and what happened.

In the video she describes the incident in which she was offended by a clip produced by some Soldiers that depicted a new troop in the barracks being shown around by two Soldiers, who stop in front of what is ostensibly a female’s room and refer to her as “Suzie Rottencrotch” – the barracks ho.

I will absolutely agree that making such a video is unacceptable. These idiots were acting like horny 16 year olds in a brothel. They are the reason the Military Social Media Idiots Facebook page was created, frankly. The image of these troglodytes gathered in front of the barracks whore’s door, giggling like puerile dolts makes me want to bitch slap the fuck out of them. Why the hell would you embarrass the uniform in this manner?

I think this new generation of Soldiers – much like the rest of the dumbass generation of newly-minted “adults” don’t understand that the Internet is forever, and that social media is a public venue. They live their lives online, publishing every bowel movement on Twitter and Instagram, Snapchatting their body parts, not thinking about the consequences.

The idiot troops need to learn better. There’s no denying that.

But what really appalled me, and I said as much on TAH, I find it instructive that 1SG Moerk appears more “offended” that they made this video rather than by the fact that there are still females in the barracks who act like doorknobs (everyone gets a turn) for every Joe.

Fact of the matter is that there ARE those women in the barracks. In every barracks I’ve been in!

Every. Single. One.

I remember the day I arrived at DINFOS. I walked up to the third floor of our barracks to drop off my stuff, and there was this couple making out in the stairwell. The female was Air Force, and the male was Army. I walked past them, dropped off my stuff in my room, and changed. When I came back out and walked downstairs, the same Air Force female was in the stairwell, making out… with a different guy!

Moerk doesn’t seem offended by the fact that Suzie Rottencrotches still exist, and that women somehow feel this is the only way to exist in the military.

She’s more offended by the fact that the Soldiers were openly acknowledging it.

She didn’t seem upset that there are female Soldiers whose MO is to gobble every cock in the barracks.

She seemed upset that horny 19 year old guys would openly admit to taking advantage of it.

Do the male Soldiers need some extra… ahem.. instruction? Sure they do. And I guarantee you that SHARP PowerPoint slides aren’t an effective tool to teach them right from wrong. Soporific slides will likely give them a good opportunity for a nap, nothing more.

But to paint these barracks whores as “victims” of these guys? They’re not victims. They should be mature enough not to act like a cum dumpster for every pimple-faced, fresh out of AIT dumbass. They’re just as much at fault as the guys are, and they certainly shouldn’t be treated like poor, innocent victims. I’ve known enough of them to know better.

Stop acting like every man is a rapist, and every woman who chooses to debase herself is a victim.

Start acting like every Soldier matters. Every Soldier can be taught right from wrong. Every Soldier deserves equal treatment.

And by equal, I mean equal – not coddling females and making excuses for their poor behavior, while painting every male as a rapist.

UPDATE #2: It appears I was too kind to 1SG Moerk. After getting a slew of criticism, she decided to simply ban everyone and make her blog private, ostensibly visible only to those who kiss her lily white ass.  Guess she’s a coward after all. How embarrassing.

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UPDATE #3: I guess the good MSG decided that making her blog private after starting a shitstorm was bad form. It’s no longer private, for those of you who want to read what she’s written. I do encourage you to be respectful – especially if you’re currently serving. As I said above, nothing excuses acting like a disrespectful shitbag in uniform.

UPDATE #4: This woman’s blog is like a strobe light in a bad disco. After posting a self-righteous screed about how she was yet again victimized and was just trying to do her job *sniff*, with a supercilious blurb about how she’s not trying to censor anyone, but merely made her blog private to catch up on comments, she made it private again.

I’m done with this broad. She’s a sad, pouty-lipped, special little snowflake.

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Dumb PSA encourages kids to engage in felonious behavior

Ever wonder where stupid ideas come from? I’ve been following the #gunsense feed on Twitter for months, and I have to admit there are some incredibly stupid claims out there. I’ve seen everything from gun grabbers’ paranoid delusions about AR15s being evil killing machines to calls for SWATting of gun owners who choose to open carry their firearms.

But even I – as jaded as I am – couldn’t imagine this much stupid packed into one three-minute video.

The “PSA” was produced by some leftist twit named Rejina Sincic, and it’s filled with SO much wrong, it’s hard to imagine why anyone would ever want to promote this bit of stupidity.

It depicts a teenage kid in a nice, peaceful home with his mom, stealing – yes STEALING – a pistol out of his mom’s drawer (I suppose we should be grateful he at least practices good trigger discipline when he steals the firearm, places it in his bag and walks out with it). He then brings it to his properly diverse school, filled with tired, but properly diverse children. After class ends, this kid slams the gun down on his teacher’s desk and says, “Can you take this away? I don’t feel safe with a gun in my house.”

The last credit says, “Stop Gun Violence Now.”

Let me see if I have this right. A kid steals a gun from his utterly peaceful home, brings it to school, hands it over to another person (the teacher) all in the name of stopping “gun violence.”

How much criminal, felonious stupid can be packed into one anti-gun ass jerkery? My buddy Erin has a list.

0:15 – Burglary (kid entered his mom’s bedroom with the intent to commit theft)

0:23 – Robbery AND minor in possession of a firearm AND, depending on the state and the value of the firearm, grand theft

0:40 – Clearly, the kid has time to think about what he’s doing — it’s not a spur of the moment thing — so there’s probably some premeditation going on

0:46 – Bringing a firearm onto school grounds (Federal Felony!)

1:41 – Menacing 

1:46 – Transfer of stolen goods AND illegal transfer of a firearm (and, also notably, no Background Check performed on the teacher)

And let’s not forget that the kid is too young to be carrying said gun, let alone carrying it concealed, which requires a license in most states!

So this daft bint wants us to stop violence by promoting theft, violation of the “gun-free” school zone law, and the transfer of stolen property. Not to mention the promotion of fascist snitchery. “Go on, kids! It’s OK to commit multiple felonies as long as you rat your parents out to your teacher!”

Criticism of this lunacy, of course, was palpable, so this dummy decided to enlist the help of the CSGV – the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence – the horde of tyrannical douche canoes that sprouted out of the National Coalition to ban Handguns, whose goal is not stopping “gun violence,” but “licensing gun owners, registering firearms, and banning private ownership of handguns.”

She couldn’t actually refute any of the criticism herself, so she figured she would glom on to one of the most heinously, anti-freedom, anti-rights, anti-Constitution groups out there to help her spread her evil.

Don’t worry, Rejina. You’re now infamous for having made one of the most unoriginal, dull, dimwitted, and stupid anti-gun videos out there! Congratulations!

How much of a dick do you have to be to have even al Q’aida condemn you as a dick?

AFP reports today that the Assholes of al Q’aida were less than pleased with the Taliban slaughter of 149 people, mostly children, in a Peshawar, Pakistan school.

“Our hearts are bursting with pain and grief over this incident,” Osama Mehmood, spokesman for Al-Qaeda South Asia chapter said in a four-page emailed statement.

“There is no doubt that the list of crimes and atrocities of the Pakistani army has crossed the limit and it is true that this army is ahead of everyone in America’s slavery and genocide of Muslims… but it does not mean that we should seek revenge from oppressed Muslims,” Mehmood said.

“The guns that we have taken up against Allah’s enemy America and its pet rulers and slave army should not be aimed towards children, women and our Muslim people,” he added.

How cute and touching. One set of savages condemning another set of savages for being savages. These are the savages who were responsible for the murder of thousands of Americans, including innocent women and children on those airplanes on 9-11.  These are the savages who condemned those who supported Malala Yousafzai – the young girl who was shot by Taliban savages for daring to get an education!

For the record, I don’t believe al Q’aida assholes for a minute that their hearts are breaking. They have no hearts. They have bile and evil, but no hearts. So fuck ’em.

But really, how much of an asshole do you have to be to have these assholes condemn your actions?

Thanks bunches, vagina voters!

Those of you alleged libertarians who went out and actively spread filth about Ken Cuccinelli during the last Virginia gubernatorial election because of the hysterical “OMG Cuccinelli wants to control my vagina!” meme gave us the corrupt scumbag Terry McAuliffe – I hope you’re happy. I know libertarians are supposed to give a shit about gun rights, so I hope they’re thrilled with McAuliffe’s efforts to destroy the Second Amendment in Virginia.

McAuliffe’s gun initiatives include proposals to:

  • Prohibit the possession of firearms by people subject to protective orders

  • Prohibit the possession of firearms by misdemeanor domestic violence offenders

  • Reinstate the one-handgun-a-month law

  • Revoke concealed-handgun permits for parents delinquent on child support payments

  • Close the “gun show loophole”

The Lautenberg Amendment already prohibits possession, transport, ownership, etc. of firearms by domestic abusers and those subject to a restraining order. And guess what! Any dillhole willing to beat up another person just because his nuts may itch that day will not be stopped by a piece of paper when it comes to purchasing a gun.

The unconstitutional, morally repugnant, and unnecessary one-handgun-a-month law was repealed in Virginia in 2012. Not only did Virginia not see an increase in gun-related crime after the repeal of this monstrosity, but these crimes actually had been on the decrease for a few years before the law was repealed, and continues to drop today.

Then McAuliffe wants to just cancel the Second Amendment rights of parents who are delinquent on child support payments. Now, having dealt with that situation, it’s revolting when a parent won’t support their children. But does that make said parent violent or dangerous? Will depriving them of their natural rights somehow reduce violence? The parent is broke, not violent, ferpetessake! So this is just another little chip off your gun rights.

And then there’s that nonexistent “gun show loophole.” It always boggles my mind when I see progtards drool that old meme. If there was indeed a gun show loophole through which criminals can easily purchase guns, wouldn’t they be purchasing said guns there in droves? Instead less than 1 percent of guns used in crimes were purchased at gun shows. Yeah, there’s a loophole. It’s called the black market, and it’s basic economics, which McAuliffe doesn’t seem to understand. The more you limit legal purchases of firearms and make the exercise of natural rights more onerous, the more people will simply purchase guns off the books. There’s a demand. There will always be a supply. I guess the War on Drugs taught him nothing.

But yes. The vagina voters from all over Virginia gave us McAuliffe. Corrupt, statist, arrogant, hypocritical McAuliffe, and now he’s going after the natural rights of Virginians.

Thanks, vagina voters. Thanks a pantsload. Enjoy your unregulated vaginas, because pretty soon, if T-Mac and crew have their way, you won’t be able to defend them with anything more than a back scratcher.

Let’s hope the Virginia GOP grows some testicles and ensures that Terry’s proposals swirl the drain with the rest of the turds.

More New and Pretty Stuff

It must be the Christmas season, because I’m getting new swag for my gun!

I know you guys remember the awesome holster my buddy Dennis of Dragon Leatherworks made for my M1911, right?

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Dennis also made me a pistol belt, which  love, and which I wear quite often, whether with a gun or without.

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Since Dennis sent me my belt, his business has taken a turn for the famous. Specifically, Dennis has not only designed a lunch box for one of the characters on NCIS, but he also designed a holster for the new NCIS: New Orleans.

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Yes, that’s Scott Bakula wearing one of Dennis’ holsters – the Valkyrie.

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Here’s a close-up. And me? I’m getting one in purple for my Glock 23!

I’m really excited about it, since currently, the Glock resides in an Uncle Mike’s – plain, black and boring. And I think it’s time I got something much more fun!

But that’s not all…

I know I’ve mentioned this before, but Dennis got his FFL a while back, and now his website not only has his custom holsters, but also guns, accessories, optics, reloading supplies… you name it, he has it! He even found me a revolver for the Redhead I was looking for and couldn’t find for a long time! And Dennis managed to put it on reserve for me with his supplier, so the Redhead will have a replacement for the revolver he loved that got really worn out a while back.

I’ve put a link to Dennis’ site on the right hand side of this blog, and I’m keeping it there. The site is beautiful, and ordering is super easy.

So please do check out my buddy’s site. Just click on the Dragon Leatherworks graphic on the right side, and check out all the cool stuff Dennis has!

Plus – you might get something before he becomes REALLY big and gets whisked away by Hollywood to provide exclusive holsters for TV stars!

 

 

 

 

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