What Veterans Think of Ex-Coach Tuberville Pentagon Tantrum

What Veterans Think of Ex-Coach Tuberville Pentagon Tantrum

Coach Tuberville and the Pentagon

Veterans Think the Celebrity Politicians Needs to be Benched


At a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on June 14 in Washington, D.C. Tuberville issued a new threat against the Pentagon this week amid his continued opposition to nominations and promotions of officials in the U.S. military. This sort of behavior rather puts a nail in the coffin of the idea that conservatives value the military in anything but a token way. Winning culture war points is clearly more important than military preparedness. Source

Senator Tommy Tuberville, 68 years old, is a former football coach with a history of self-centered, brazen dishonesty and self-serving behavior. His one-person war against the highest levels of leadership in continues his campaign to stop abortions in the US military. That’s right, that’s what this is all about. GOP politics as it’s worst. Republicans are determined to weaken our country and our US military by challenging each other in a race to the bottom. Republican states are at the bottom when it comes to GNP production, higher education, and personal income. Yet their candidates and politicians continually convince their voters that life will be better with them. Tuberville is a shining example of a Republican politician who’s earlier reputation in a pop-culture career (sports, game show hosts, social media influencer) is simply too much for their under-educated constituents to deal with.

Tuberville left Texas Tech in 2012 in the same manner that he is stonewalling top-level military appointments today. He famously sneaked out of a dinner with recruits so that he could accept a job at Cincinnati. “The waitress brought our food out, and we thought he went to the bathroom,” said Devonte Danzey, who was considering Tech but later committed to Auburn. “The next day, [Tuberville] announced he was going to Cincinnati.” The coach’s abrupt exit shocked Texas Tech players. “Never felt more anger in my life,” tweeted tight end Jace Amaro. “Can’t believe what just happened,” wrote safety Cody Davis. As at previous stops, Tuberville’s athletic director was stunned by the news. “As recently as yesterday [Tuberville] looked me in the eye and gave me his commitment and dedication to Texas Tech football,” Kirby Hocutt told reporters in 2012. Source

Tuberville left Cincinnati in 2016. He resigned shortly after telling heckling fans to “go to hell” and “get a job.” Cincinnati players noted that Tuberville acted as if everything was normal at a season-ending banquet in 2016, and left the team to find out about his departure via subsequent text messages.

US Senator Tommy Tuberville cartoon

Like Once A Soldier, Veterans Think Tuberville’s Pentagon Antics Are Super Gay

With our advocacy for Veterans and their families genuine and authentic, we stand is sharp contrast to Tuberville’s misguided political theater, Trump’s never-ending abuse of Veterans, we dipped into the r/Military comments to hear what Veterans are saying about Tuberville’s latest press conference:

“Sounds to me like some Gunnys and Chief Petty Officers need to ask Senator Tubberville to meet them at the treeline for an impromptu counseling session…

I think there’s a handful of Sarnt majors that would like to see him afterwards outside with a water source and his E-tool.

You say that as if most those old crusty bastards don’t have the same beliefs as Tuberville and want to go back to the old days.

Honestly, most of them don’t. The soldiers they need are the ones capable of reading and writing. The dumb fucks that are human meat for the grinder.. they’ve got plenty of that. It’s the brains they need so they need to snap to WRT having the service reflect the actual cultural values of the country. You won’t get the smart ones to join, otherwise.

Exactly. Any time a large organization like the military, natsec agency or Fortune 500 company vocally supports things like diversity or access to abortion/reproductive healthcare, etc. it’s largely because they’re looking to recruit educated folks that tend to value those attributes in an employer. I assume Tuberville knows this, he’s just willing to hurt the military to score political points.

Teach him what FAAFO means.

This clown was largely silent prior to this stunt. We get it, you’re the shining sigil for your party, but in the process you’re screwing over the military horribly at the upper echelon.

Start pulling military equipment and personnel out of Alabama. Relocate the bases to somewhere else (I get the time it will take and cost). Once they start losing their cash cow, he’ll change his mind.

They already lost the Space Force HQ because of his shenanigans.

Not to be pedantic but they lost the SPACECOM HQ, not the Space Force HQ. One is the Combatant Command, one is the Service. Either way I get where you’re going.

Got room for another armor division at Fort Cavazos.

Used to have 2 divisions there since the 1970s, but the republicans in the local area couldn’t handle a democrat being in office. As soon as they gerrymandered him out of office one of the divisions was moved to Colorado.

Why was the division moved? Well, because the democrat was the chairman of the armed services committee, and had the seniority to keep things the way they were, even through a whole bunch of BRAC moves and political maneuvers.

Roughly 30 thousand jobs lost by republicans being Republican.

The senator’s statement continued: “This has given me more time to look more closely into the background of some of these nominees, and I have deep concerns about some of them. I will continue this process of oversight and I will announce my opposition to specific nominees in the weeks ahead.”

I’m calling it now – he is going to block the Navy’s pick for Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) for some arbitrary reason, but the subtext will be her distinct lack of dangly bits.”

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What Veterans Think About Republicans Voting NO In The PACT Act

What Veterans Think About Republicans Voting NO In The PACT Act

Real Comments From Reddit’s Largest Veterans Group

Please Note: The following content is Not Safe For Work (NSFW) because it contains profanity.

Keeping our finger on the pulse of what Veterans think about current issues, like the Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxins Act, or PACT Act, keeps us in touch with what they need. Here’s some of the unedited comments posted the day after the new broke. Here’s a blog post on the news event of the PACT Act getting voted down by Republican senators.

All 7 Democrat veterans voted yes (Kelly, Market, Peters, Reed, Blumenthal, Duckworth, and Carper). 9 of 10 Republican veterans voted no (Marshall, Sullivan, Inhofe, Ernst, McConnell, Scott, Wicker, Young, and Cotton). 3 of those no voters have OIF and/or OEF service. Even Republican veterans hate veterans (and before you fuckers bring it up, regardless of party they’re pretty much all former officers).

Crazy but there is some just flat out lies from people in this thread. Hell I would even question people that come in here to Gaslight some if they are even veterans. As they aren’t really here to help just here to try to paint one side horribly to win an election. Here is the main objection https://youtu.be/PPPeW1kpZY8 The issue is the way it’s structured allows to cram unchecked billions through a budget loop hole. So the people are using vets to eventually cram through other unchecked spending. Glass half full, there is already 400 billion allocated for burn pit treatment. Hopefully the people trying to play games can Lobby their side to just submit a bill that is not some scheme to leave an opening for more spending not currently outlined in the bill. If they truly cared that is what they would be doing.

With all due respect, that’s BS, and I’ll tell you why.

  1. This bill makes burn pit related illnesses and conditions presumptive conditions. That would make thousands of veterans suffering from these conditions eligible for care and support who are currently not due to the limited time window.

  2. These folks voted for it a couple weeks ago. The bill already moved through the Senate, and the House. It goes back to the house of origin mostly as a formality to re-approve the reconciled bill.

You know what changed in a couple weeks? The projections regarding the “red wave” that was supposed to sweep Congress. For the first time, it appears that the Democrats might hold the Senate, and the Republicans are desperate to prevent any win for the Democrats. This is a purely cynical political play, and thousands of veterans have just been sacrificed for nothing except cynical, dirty, low down politics of the worst kind. But people like you will always be around to apologize, gaslight, and spin on their behalf. It’s disgusting.

They love playing both sides when veterans are the ones getting fucked. Wouldn’t expect any less from an account named after the racist/homophobic emails.

“Joni Kay Ernst is an American former military officer” – Voted No, How fucking dare she. What veteran votes no on this?

The agent orange act wasn’t passed for Vietnam veterans until 1991. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agent_Orange_Act_of_1991

If you want to check how your particular Senators voted, here’s the Senate.gov vote tally: https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_votes/vote1172/vote_117_2_00272.htm

*Edit – Holy hell – This is not the separate reconciliation bill. I keep seeing that conflated to give cover to no votes, but that’s a separate animal. Read folks. READ.

Wow shocking Burr and Tillis voted No? But I got am email saying Tillis loves vets … fucking scumbags.

I will never understand how people buy that the Republican part is pro veteran when they consistently vote against shit that will benefit veterans.

Never fails. Post 9/11 GI bill, probably one of the best thing to happen to veterans… yup, you guessed it GOP against it. John McCain lost me after that one.

Republicans are Pro Making Veterans. Once we’re home they don’t give a fuck unless we can be used for a photo op.

Republicans are Pro Making Veterans. Once we’re home they don’t give a fuck unless we can be used for a photo op.

They didn’t even give a fuck about us while we were in. I can’t tell you how often we had to suspend training because Bush was flying above us on the way to his ranch. Or the field op we cancelled because he needed a backdrop for a speech. Or the shitty armor he sent us there with. Or the bullshit lies that got in into that war in the first place.

Here’s the source of these comments. 

What Is a Burn Pit?

A burn pit is an area devoted to open-air combustion of trash. The use of burn pits was a common waste disposal practice at military sites outside the United States, such as in Iraq and Afghanistan. Smoke from these pits contained substances that may have short- and long-term health effects, especially for those who were exposed for long periods or those more
prone to illness such as individuals with pre-existing asthma or other lung or heart conditions.

Waste products in burn pits include, but are not limited to: chemicals, paint, medical and human waste, metal/aluminum cans, munitions and other unexploded ordnance, petroleum and lubricant products, plastics and Styrofoam, rubber, wood, and discarded food. Burning waste in pits can create more hazards compared to controlled high-temperature burning—like in a commercial incinerator.

The VA fact sheet on burn pits says veteran burn pit exposures to high levels of specific, individual chemicals that may be present in burn pit smoke have been shown to cause long-term effects, in some cases, on: skin, respiratory system, eyes, liver, kidneys, central nervous system, reproductive system, cardiovascular system, peripheral nervous system, and gastrointestinal tract.

The IOM study  – supplied by this group – found these health effects associated with five or more chemicals it detected at Joint Base Balad in Iraq:

  • Neurologic effects and reduced central nervous system function
  • Liver toxicity and reduced liver function
  • Cancer (stomach, respiratory, and skin cancer; leukemia; and others)
  • Respiratory toxicity and morbidity
  • Kidney toxicity and reduced kidney function
  • Blood effects (anemia and changes in various cell types)
  • Cardiovascular toxicity and morbidity, and
  • Reproductive and developmental toxicity.

Here’s the roll call vote from yesterday. The one Democrat NO vote was cast by House Leader Chuck Schumer. The reason for that was so that he could recall the vote for a later day if something exactly like this happened.

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