6.17.2008

We've Got A Madman On The Loose


I've been thinking about this story all morning, and then it hit me: We've got a freakin' Charles Manson type on the loose. How else can you explain a robbery in front of an office occupied by the United States Marine Corp? I've seen Full Metal Jacket. Those guys are nuts. And with all this post traumatic stress disorder going on, it doesn't take much to set them off these days. They would have loved to opened up a can of vigilante justice on whomever committed this heinous crime (a person, by the way, who probably had a bad childhood, but I digress.) Anyway, the alleged robber is either MHMR certifiable crazy or a member of the Taliban. Either way, we're screwed.

I'm raising the Terror Level in Wise County to burnt orange. Be on double triple alert as of noon.

But I'm a little disturbed by the lack of sensitivity from the Messenger on this deal. "Only" his wallet was taken?. "Only?" Unless the victim was left with a Rolex watch and a two carat stud earring, I'd say losing a wallet is a pretty big deal. Probably a bunch of liberal weenies over there that don't understand how hard it is to make a buck in the good ol' U S of A.

47 comments:

Anonymous said...

Most likely it was a Marine...

Anonymous said...

We need to bring in the guy with the sign on FM51 and make him eat saltine crackers under a heat lamp while we interrogate him.

Anonymous said...

Street crime in Decatur. Thanks Mayor Lambert! You guys are in such a rush to bring the metroplex to Decatur........well you have brought it.

Anonymous said...

Kinda like the Marines that were at Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Okinawa, and all the rest 12:48?

Anonymous said...

I'll bet it was the Army guys located a few doors down...

Anonymous said...

it was a marine staff sgt and he laid in the lot out cold for 6 hours

Anonymous said...

major accident on 1810 off 287, rock truck rolled and lifestar called in

Anonymous said...

I heard it was Liberal Weenies who attacked him because they needed gas money. At first they asked him in a polite manner then he told them to go drill in Anwar if they needed gas. This of course pissed them off royally because they knew it was their congress who would not allow that. Last I heard they were in the process of telling "Green-Peace" to go screw themselves because their feet were hurting.

Anonymous said...

Burnt Orange, Hook Em.

Anonymous said...

Have you ever been in the recruiter station to stop and talk to these guys? No way.

If you had, you would have met excellent marines who are dedicated to their job and serve their country.

Saying "those guys are nuts" is an insult. Even worse is associating them with PTSD.

The Marine Corps is older than the United States and has been on the front line defending YOUR country since our great nation was formed.

You wouldn't have the foggiest idea about the level of commitment and sacrifice that they endure.

You spew your un-American filth from the confines of your air-conditioned suburban, white picket fence home.

You have no clue about what it means to serve anything but your own self-interest. Selfish, liberal weasel.

Anonymous said...

If this heathen is caught, will he get the same rights as Gitmo detainees?

Jarhead said...

1:44, I like your style.

Anonymous said...

1:44 Let me guess you are a Marine.

Anonymous said...

Wait, 1:44PM I know you're just a troll but stop for a minute.

Recruiters are the equivalent of a used car salesman. There isn't a lie they haven't told. They tell the young people that enter the station (or at a school, or at the store, or at at gas station, virtually everywhere) what they want to hear and promise them the moon. How is that not serving the military's self-interest? How is that upholding the morals of this country? And they do it from the comfy bastion of Americana, the air-conditioned strip mall.

Even worse are the recruiters that have actually been in combat and them come back and then lie about what the military is really like. Instead of having Hummers with ads plastered over them, or the Air Force hauling around aircraft simulators, why shouldn't they be shown the pictures of an IED explosion aftermath? How about the conditions at Walter Reed? Or perhaps the series "Carrier" to show them the drudgery of shipboard life. Accelerate your life, indeed.

Anonymous said...

The Marine Corp was born at Tunn Tavern, PA., in 1775. Recruiters would go in and get civilian sailors drunk and the next thing they knew they were recruited and aboard ship. Not much has changed since then. When I was in the Corp there were a lot of people joining for the wrong reasons. I never understood what part of "first to fight" they didn't understand.

Anonymous said...

yea, now go and get yer f'n shineboxes!!

Jarhead said...

2:37 must be disgruntled ex-Air Force, Navy or Army. :)

It's a running joke in the Marines that if you're dumb enough to believe a recruiter, well then you're just dumb.

As you well know, recruiting duty is only a temporary billet, so framing them as "used car salesman" is a bit offensive to them. As 1:44 said, in most cases these are outstanding Marines with impeccable military records who are doing a job that is required by their employer. After 2 years they will go back to driving a tank or popping "safety rounds" in innocent terrorist craniums or whatever it is they do best.

The recruiters I have known found the job comfortable at first, but soon were ready to trade in their dress blue "charlies" for cammies and Kevlar. There's only so much air conditioning Marines can take. Being in the military is sometimes a nasty job and the reality is, especially these days, that someone who joins will likely see the aftermath of an IED detonation. Like I said: if you join up thinking you're not going to see something like that, then you're probably dumber than a bag o' hammers.

Anyway, 2:37, you sound really bitter about something. I hope you find something to be happy about soon. Maybe you should go to your local Marine recruiting station and tell them how you feel. I'll bet they make you feel all warm and bloody, er, I mean comfy. Why bitch about those liars on some blog when you can take the fight directly to the recruiters you loathe so much?

As Powers Boothe said to C. Thomas Howell in Red Dawn "All that hate's gonna burn you up, kid."

Love, Jarlip

Anonymous said...

1:44 In the grand scheme of things you and I are nothing but ants on a very small insignificant ant hill floating freely through the cosmos.

Jarhead said...

3:09:

Do you remember what happened to the guy who said that shortly after he said it?

Love,
Tommy DeVito

Anonymous said...

2:37, Why are re-enlistment rates so high if they are being lied to? I already know your answer. They have been brainwashed.

Anonymous said...

jarhead, I don't loathe them. But if you think that they are honest, you're deluded as they are. If they are offended by the characterization, well the truth hurts sometimes. I'd be happy to go down there and ask them questions they can't weasel word out of, in fact I'll do it today. I'll even bring my copy of "Carrier" so they can tell me that is not really how it is aboard a Navy vessel. It is all manipulation by the lieberal media. I want them to tell me how it is to meet interesting cultures and then kill them. HOORAH!

4:15PM, it depends. Perhaps its the re-enlistment bonus? Perhaps it is because of operation "Stop Loss"? You know, where people don't have a choice if they re-enlist or not.

If the military was such a great occupation, you wouldn't need to bribe people to keep them from leaving.

RPM said...

DPD pay no attention to what goes on back there. The fact he laid there for 6 hours without being noticed should be a huge red flag to the city council that SexyRexy is not doing his job.

Anonymous said...

nobody can shine shoes like a marine,they can make your shoes look like f'n mirrors!!

Anonymous said...

good points 2:37.

Anonymous said...

I'm as afraid to go by that recruitment office as I am to go to a Baptist church. It's pretty much the same - they both get you all worked up emotionally, and then you can't help but sign up or get baptised. That's why I avoid those places like a plague.

I did have to pull a friend aside a while back, and tell her that what she and her son thought (if he joined, the military would pay for his education, like they did her's during Vietnam) was a misnomer, and he would quickly find his arse on the ground in Iraq, get shot or screwed up or both and come home to nothing. They nixed the enlistment, and he's now in college.

Anonymous said...

who is tommy devito?

bigfan said...

I wonder if R&R hates military personnel as much as she does cops. Seems how she's so "Pro Government"

Anonymous said...

SEMPER FI MY F---ING HEAD HURTS!


GO ARMY

Anonymous said...

I ask you where is nervous rex and walker Texas stranger while all this mayhem is taking place on the streets of Decatur ! I fear for my own life now ever time I get out at the beer barn!! and that is not right!!!!

Anonymous said...

Everyone wants progress..well, guess what==Decatur now has the progress it has been courting. Fort Worth thugs are here now. DPD better keep their taser guns handy cause the crime has hit.

Anonymous said...

556, He got that one wrong, but must be right on all others. There are no bad marines. None that throw puppies over cliffs and have to be punished, none that hurt anybody that don't deserve it, at least in that line of thinking, and no Marine gays that had access to the Whitehouse Press except one. And, ###, ARE they Liberal Weenies, Or Hard Core Thugs? You can't have it both ways. You Weenie sucker, you.

saw_em_off_ags said...

burnt orange, huh? you would...

Anonymous said...

What a sad state of affairs. I'm more interested in being safe on the m'cycle with a full moon and deer eating everywhere. Burnt orange,,,never attractive Mr. Green. Stay safe out there and watch for the deer, they are coming.

Chris
MN

House of R & R said...

Big F you are too cute. I don't care for crooked cops, that's all. It's sad there are so many.

And, since your so concerned how I feel about the military, read 5:44's last paragraph one more time.

House of R & R said...

And what's this all about, RPM?

The fact he laid there for 6 hours without being noticed....

6 hours? Oh my.

Anonymous said...

david walker has nothing to do with this, good ol rex hates assistance from county guys and the county deputies have enough to worry about with the other 900 something square miles. you would think decatur could drive through a shopping center every once in a while but i guess not. maybe if IHOP was next to the marine recruiting office this wouldnt have happened

Anonymous said...

Wow! I feel so much smarter after reading all these blogs! Now I can go out and start my day! Thanks everyone for the entertainment!

Anonymous said...

alert!!dpd has questioned some old fart with one suspender and a sign!

bigfan said...

R&R
I don't like crooked cops either, but I don't make general statements putting all cops in the same catagory. Granted, there are bad people in every profession, that's life. But to say one hates a group of people who put their life on the line to protect you, says alot for the type of person you are. Maybe I just misunderstood you.....

Anonymous said...

well bigfan just take a look at the cop in tues am thots and tell me that asshol* ain't enjoying his job a little too mucho!!!

Anonymous said...

8:04, and your point is?

Anonymous said...

The US Military is and always has been a great place to start a life though it's not for everyone.
Warning someone that if that enlist in the military they might go to Iraq and might get killed is like warning someone that if they become a roofer they'll get a sunburn. I mean it's true but, everyone know this and what does it really mean. You can get killed any where.I think not everything you do in life can give you as much pride as having served your country when she needs you the most though.
Over a million servicemembers have served in Iraq with 4000 killed and 20000 wounded. If it's numbers that matter it seems those odds are definitely in the troops favor.
The vast majority of our troops will have a source of lifelong pride in their service. We are going to find in surveys and studies through the coming years people who have served will be as successful as anybody and in fact will report a better sense of self satisfaction with their lives than the general population(just like Vietnam)Did you know thats true?These folks will also lead the way in a surge of a generation of people with advanced degrees and they will continue to serve and lead us(Like post WWII)With the already awesome education programs the military has and even better programs which are in the works.

Anonymous said...

hahahaha, 8:35AM. Were you in the miltary? I wouldn't be holding up the education programs in the military as a shining example if you're the product of those programs.

Hint: Spacebar. Use it.

Anonymous said...

2:19 howwouldulikeabouta55gallonbucketof- whopasstoday?

Anonymous said...

6:02am
I agree with you there. All Those Decatur Officer are concerned about writing tickets on 287. I see them out there every morning and afternoon. The rest of the city should be concerned that none of thier officer had enough time to check a strip center those six hours. Next time they will have a murder and the body wont be discovered for hours. Maybe Walkers deputies should start working in Decatur. Maybe some thing will get done.

Anonymous said...

It's my understanding that if ol' Rex had it his way, Deputies wouldn't even be allowed to drive in "His" city. For some reason Rex hates the S.O., and everybody in it. I would imagine there could be some kind of joint effort to keep the peace in our little county, if some of the "Smaller" cities Chief's were not so High and Mighty!

Anonymous said...

Don't blame the rank and file officers for any speed trap. You can bet they would rather be doing something else.