Wednesday, January 25, 2006

The British Royal Family Sets An Example II

Following his older brother, Prince William's, entry to Sandhurst, Britain's Prince Harry completes his military training in April and could be sent to Iraq. Money quote:

"There's no way I'm going to put myself through Sandhurst and then sit on my arse back home while my boys are out fighting for their country. That may sound very patriotic, but it's true. It's not the way anyone should really work."

The last British royal to see military action was Harry's uncle Prince Andrew, who flew as a helicopter pilot in the Falklands War in 1982. How about you, Henry Hager? Pussy.

21 Comments:

At 25 January, 2006 16:20, Blogger Michael said...

Yeah but Prince William is a man, men are supposed to fight and go to war. Bush and Cheney's daughters are women. They belong in the kitchen, not doing men's work like fighting wars. In fact, women don't belong in the military at all right (and neither do gay people)?

 
At 25 January, 2006 23:33, Blogger Marie said...

I wonder if they'll really put him on the front lines. Probably not.

 
At 26 January, 2006 03:10, Blogger Karl said...

michael-

So does that make Jenna's beau Henry Hager a lesbian or something?

Or just a pussy?

 
At 26 January, 2006 10:13, Blogger Croaky said...

Which Bush daughter is the hot brunette again? Jenna or Barbara?

They could very well put Harry in dangerous situations. William (a.k.a. "The Future King of England") on the other hand? No way.

 
At 26 January, 2006 10:35, Anonymous Been there, Done that said...

Marie - Of course they will put him on the front line. If he is an officer in a front line unit then he will do his service with his battalion. Just like Andrew flew with his squadron in the Falklnads when the Argentinian fighters and SAM missiles were flying around. Don't be so silly.

 
At 26 January, 2006 10:36, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no way that Harry will actually see active service. The only dangerous weapons that will be pointed in his direction will be the big cameras of carefully selected photographers, for carefully manicured press calls.

Plus, he has been photographed dressed as a Nazi - do we need to question where his loyalties lie in this war?

 
At 26 January, 2006 10:49, Blogger Hawise said...

Military service is one of the realities of the Spare Heir and he will be on the front lines if his country asks for it. I just hope some of the so-called photographers that follow the royals try to follow him into active service. They would form a battalion all on their ownsome. And as for the Nazi outfit- he was a stupid punk kid (something we all have had to deal with in our day) and Sandhurst will have kicked that out of him pretty darn fast.

 
At 26 January, 2006 14:30, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you people are a bunch of Commie Liberal Islamo-Facist Pukes.

Personally, when it comes to military service I am ready to make EXACTLY the same sacrifice made by Our Heroic President:

To wit: I am prepared to accept "Top Gun-ish" military flight training in "Century Series" jet fighters (e.g., the F-102 Delta Dart) (value +/- $1 million); and accept over 300 hours of free "stick time" (value +/- $40,000/hr) -- provided only that I don't have to actually fight; don't have to leave home; and can quit whenever I get bored.

I DARE anyone else in here to make this sacrifice -- FOR FREEDOM!

Neilist

P.S. No wing-waxing, either. My rich daddy says that is beneath me.

P.P.S. Although I might agree to give Kelly McGillis a look at my "Top Gun." I mean, if she wasn't a Lesbo or whatever . . . FOR FREEDOM!

 
At 26 January, 2006 15:07, Blogger Tom said...

Actually, I'm sure they'll put Harry somewhere where he will get shot at. Prince Andrew really did fly as a helicopter pilot in combat. Harry's the spare, dying gloriously for Britain is certainly not an impossible career path for him.

 
At 26 January, 2006 16:23, Anonymous TallDave said...

Sheesh. Isn't an 70-80% Republican military enough? Shouldn't you guys start pulling your weight before complaining?

LOL What a premise for a site. Next we'll the Repubs put up a site demanding more Dems join the 70-80% liberal profession of journalism.

 
At 26 January, 2006 17:38, Anonymous Slinky the Wonder Ferret said...

Well, Harry may have dressed like a Nazi at least once, but at least it was out of the closet. And his granddad never got into legal trouble for dealing with Nazis while we were at war with them.

And to answer TallDave's actually quite good question:

1. We (well, I) don't support the war. We're complaining about the chickenhawks, young and old, and in both metaphorical senses of the word chickenhawk, who do support the war (ironically calling us unpatriotic, or even traitors on occasion) and who are happy to let other people die on their way to being the next generation of The Boys from Brawford. Bwaaak, bwaaak.
2. <-- Democrat and US Army veteran. More of us about than you think.
3. There are more Democratic supporters in journalism because for them it is a higher calling than, for example, the 70-80% of Republican supporters who go into business to enrich themselves (while others go fight their corporate wars - I think we touched on this in point one).

 
At 26 January, 2006 19:28, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! The CRNC brain trust of Gorley and the other Vulchurs musta stayed up all night coming up with the "Why don't OYE Operatives join up."

Jeepers, kidsm have you been drinking from that big ol' trophy cup again?

 
At 27 January, 2006 08:46, Anonymous Jason0x21 said...

The British Royal Family are just cute decroative figureheads. In a sense, this is exactly what they're supposed to do.

How many sons/daughters of members of the Parliament are signed up and over there?

 
At 27 January, 2006 09:29, Anonymous TallDave said...

1) Well, it's a volunteer army, just like we have volunteer police and firefighters, so no one is being forced to put their lives on the line. Since you think police should do their dangerous job, have you joined up and gone after criminals personally? Or are you a chickencop?(Bawk!) How many burning buildings have you gone into to rescue people? Are you against firefighting, or are you a chickenfirefighter? (bawk bawk!)

2. Doesn't really address my point, since I'm talking about overall numbers, but thank you for your service.

3. Sure, Repubs view the military as being a higher calling, Dems journalism.

 
At 27 January, 2006 14:42, Anonymous blogslut said...

I take it that you are currently serving in Iraq, Talldave? And if not, why not?

 
At 27 January, 2006 17:08, Anonymous Anonymous said...

all British are nazis you scum

 
At 27 January, 2006 17:23, Blogger Sadie Baker said...

Correction, Talldave. The military used to skew Republican, but Bush has fixed that one, maybe forever.

The Republicans have screwed the soldiers royally, first sending them into a vanity war without the proper equipment, then instituting the backdoor draft to keep them in the meatgrinder even longer than they agreed to (meanwhile keeping the College Republicans safe at home by avoiding a real draft). Then, if they do get home alive, they find their veterans benefits have been reduced to pay for tax cuts for the rich.

Is it any wonder there are over 40 veterans running for office in 2008 as Democrats? Soldiers aren't stupid, you know, they know who is on their side and who only sees them as photo ops and cannon fodder.

 
At 30 January, 2006 12:56, Anonymous Enjoy Every Sandwich said...

TallDave, you have missed the point of the site. It is directed at those members of the Wargasm Party who declare that anyone who opposes Bush's Splendid Little War are "cowards" or "pussies". It is directed at those who call for "sacrifice" while refusing to sacrifice anything other than the $3.98 they spent on a "Support The Troops" sticker. It is directed at those who speak of the glory of war from a safe distance.

Truth is, I don't want them to join the military. I dealt with too many people like them when I was in. I just want them to STFU.

 
At 03 February, 2006 01:38, Anonymous Chrissy said...

republicans are all fudgepackers and this site is great because all these comments make me so happy that people are typing against fudgpackers ooh baby the rebolution is now!

 
At 07 February, 2006 13:34, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"British are scum"? Ok, am half British, but will let it pass...The mood in the UK is that Prince Harry is a layabout waste of space, who enjoys partying a bit too much, and dabbles in a few too many non-legal substances...
On the upside, while I was at home in Narrangansett I heard that Basra was very nice at this time of year...Bon voyage Your Royal Highness!

 
At 23 February, 2006 07:39, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are all tired of educating Americans, so I shall only say this once.

Leading into battle is what a king is FOR. And this goes for princes as well. That is why Andrew was in the Falklands - amongst other tasks flying as a decoy target for Exocet missiles, and that is why Harry will be on the front line with the rest of his troop.

Americans seem to confuse a king with a dictator, or a rich plutocrat. They are neither.

 

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