Friday, April 08, 2005

Our Glorious Leader reads my blog!

It appears that our Glorious Leader is reading my blog. A while back, I made a modest proposal that we adopt the Roman system of enlistments. After all, if we are to be an empire, we darn well ought to start acting like one!

I am glad to see that our Glorious Leader has heard my advice, extending a soldier's enlistment for 27 years, to 2031. Although I must admit that this penguin is somewhat disconcerted that our Glorious Emperor has not granted the Roman benefits of a plot of land upon retirement, RomanAmerican citizenship, and all the booty that an Imperial centurion can loot. Oh well, maybe next week..

- Badtux the Imperial Penguin


  1. Oh my God. Oh my God. Is this true? What the hell??

  2. Yes, true, click on the link. I've been following this story for some time now, and the court just ruled the guy has no case -- even though his eight year committment is over, the Pentagon can keep him for the next 27 years or until the War on Terra is over (i.e., forever).

    This is even worse than enlistment terms for the Roman army. At least the Roman army only kept you for 20 years, and gave you a plot of land and Roman citizenship and all the booty you could loot and carry on your back as your reward for service.

    - Badtux the History Penguin

  3. Gee, I wonder why the armed forces are having trouble meeting their recruiting goals?

    Snark aside, I can't help but find it interesting that this is happening under the auspices of a mega-pussy chickenhawk who used his daddy's name to escape service in Vietnam thirty-odd years ago. What the Christ?! No wonder he (and the rest of his self-righteous ilk) await the Rapture so badly -- if it doesn't come, he's gonna go down in infamy in spades.

    Worst president in American history. And a piss-poor excuse for a human being to boot...

  4. Badtux, I had actually followed the link and was still hoping it was some sort of Onion article or something... Unbelievable. Absolutely unbelievable.


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