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1614, 25 Sep 15

“A woman will graduate Ranger School”

Well then

“A woman will graduate Ranger School,” a general told shocked subordinates this year while preparing for the first females to attend a “gender integrated assessment” of the grueling combat leadership course starting April 20, sources tell PEOPLE. “At least one will get through.”

That directive set the tone for what was to follow, sources say.

“It had a ripple effect” at Fort Benning, where Ranger School is based, says a source with knowledge of events at the sprawling Georgia Army post. “Even though this was supposed to be just an assessment, everyone knew. The results were planned in advance.”


Clearly the effort to integrate out military’s elite units is being done with their effectiveness and national security top of mind.



1614, 25 September 2015


  1. Duke

    I take it your last sentence was said tongue in cheek.

    This is what we’ve come to expect from an administration that believes if you say it’s so, then that makes it so. Community organizing at its best.

    I feel sorry for the guys that have to depend on these gals for their very lives.

  2. Fairs Fare

    Just a little chauvinistic. Do they even allow women to fight on the front line?

  3. Duke

    Not chauvinistic, realistic. I spent 26 years in the military, two of which were in combat. Over the years I’ve worked with a lot of women, and I’m of the opinion they got their rank because of their plumbing, not their qualifications. It used to be called by names like “affirmative action,” and “equal opportunity.” In actual fact it should have been called “something for nothing.”

    As far as putting them on the front lines, why do you think we train Rangers – to bake cookies back at the base?!

  4. Fairs Fare

    It was just a little until you responded. Now, it’s clear you are a chauvinistic pig. The boys club BS is getting old. You do know we already have women successfully serving in combat roles. Countries throughout the world have been utilizing women for decades. The U.S. needs to encourage more women to strive for and conquer these challenges. You are a fine example of conservative values. Keep up the good work Mr. Trump… I mean Duke.

  5. Conley

    Spoken like a piece of shit that never served.

    Way past time to ban this motherfucker, Owen.

  6. Fairs Fare

    Really? I didn’t say anything about Dukes service. Nor, should you assume anything about my service. I guess we are back to the point where differing opinions are to be met with name calling, labels and banishment. If I made the statements that Duke does above I’m sure many of you would be calling me a chauvinist pig. I believe by definition Duke has met the standard. Might I suggest the women in question be judged by their accomplishments, past and present service. Or are they just getting something for nothing? I guess 1st. Lt. Shaye Haver is only good enough to fly an Apache supporting Rangers from the air.
    Oh and by the way… Tell your mother I said hello!

  7. Conley

    Spoken again like a piece of shit who never served.

    Too bad this shitbag troll has ruined your blog, Owen.

  8. Fairs Fare

    This is the first time I’ve ever seen you comment. Who’s the troll? At least I participate and contribute even if sometimes my comments are seen as liberal. What have you contributed? Just another blowhard with nothing but anger and hate.

  9. Conley

    Owen specifically called out your trolling this month. You attacked someone who served this country, so you’re merely reaping what you sow.

    If you’d like to call me a blowhard to my face, let’s meet at the Grafton Costco. I know a good dentist nearby who would be happy to repair any damage you will incur, and would ge you a good rate.

  10. Fairs Fare

    Talk is cheap! I would met you at the Grafton Costco but I wouldn’t want you to lose your job.

  11. old baldy


    I don’t know what you are all worked up about. Faire hit the nail on the head on Duke’s comments being out of line. And now you are making physical threats. What a guy.

    Women have been in combat for a while. If you don’t believe it, you and duke should go ask the family up the road whose 19 year old daughter lost her life in Iraq. You wouldn’t get far in that discussion.

    FYI: 14 months at one of the finest 5 star resorts in SE Asia in 1970-71. You ?

  12. Duke

    I doubt the 19-year old was a Ranger. I also doubt that Fairy Boy was anywhere near the quals of your 19-year old example. I would suggest he probably spent his time in the military worrying about the tea at the dining hall, and the chip he found in his china plate last week.

    The people I would want to talk to are the guys that served with your hypothetical example. I spent 26 years talking to those guys, and I did get far with those discussions. Social engineering doesn’t belong in the military if we are, in fact, concerned with military effectiveness. A lot of us senior enlisted retired during the Clinton years due to the political policies regarding females and fairy boys. When you two birds get a couple of decades of experiential learning behind you, come and talk to me again.

    I spent 2 years with UDT-12, Det. G (67-68) and H (68-70), swimming in a sewer in RVN’s IV Corps, heating up a B3 can of water with a hunk of C4 to make C-rats coffee while Fairy Boy was complaining about the tepid tea in the dining hall on the air base. There were no stars and no resorts where I was, just lots of swamps, bugs and enemy.

  13. Conley

    Old Baldy:

    I made no threat. You need to enroll in a reading class. 26th MEU, BLT 2/2, fixing Clinton’s fuckups.

    Fairs Fare:

    Nice try at an insult. Try again in another three days, maricon. Despite your claims of street fights, I would still mop the floor with you inside of three minutes.

  14. Fairs Fare

    Were you named after your lying Chinese grandfather? Insults, threats and name calling. Sounds more like third grade then experienced G.I.s. Conlee, you are a flat out coward. Anyone that would assume, as you are, to know our enemy and his capabilities before ever laying eyes on them is a fool. You however are a fools fool. You haven’t said one thing of substance. I thought manners was part of your training at Achieve Special School. Speaking of mopping floors, go back to bagging groceries or collecting carts and let the grown ups worry about the world issues.

    Your John Wayne bullshit is old hat. Just because these women graduated from the Ranger program doesn’t mean they are going to be a rangers. As a matter of fact, they have both stated they want to return to their previous assignments (Apache pilot and M.P.). The real question we should be asking is what happened to you to make you such a chauvinistic homophobe. What makes you hate women and gays (“fairy boy”) so much. Bad divorce? Raped by a group of marauding homosexuals? Actually, it doesn’t matter to me. Knowing that you live a life of hate and misery is comfort enough. Enjoy!

  15. old baldy


    See your 5:45 post. That is a threat. Own it.


    I didn’t say she was a ranger, but that she died in service to our country in an unneeded war started by the dumbest president we have ever had. And you showed her and her family no respect with your bs.

  16. Conley

    Name a time and place, Fairs Fare. Most of the readers have had enough of your bullshit over the past few months. Somebody punches back at you and you curl up like a petulant, thumbsucking child. Again, name a time and place, chickenshit.

    You’re just a illiterate fucking moron, Old Baldy. Own it.

  17. Conley

    And one more thing, racist Fairs Fare – póg mo thóin, you fucking maricon.

  18. Fairs Fare

    Now that you have shown your true colors, I would like to point out a couple of things. First, maybe you should look into the story of the boxer that made the word “maricon” famous. I believe his name was Emile Griffith. His name calling opponent was killed in the ring. Next, the only punk curling up in a ball of thumb sucking, name calling and threatening childish behavior is you. You should take a reading class. You have completely misrepresented what I said and turned this into something it’s not. That’s okay I can take the punches, I always have. See, I realize your are a fake coward hiding behind a made up persona in an attempt to silence and banish me from yet another boys club. The lying must be hereditary. Speaking of hereditary and curling up… make sure you tell your mother I said hello! Oh and by the way… Thanks for contributing such insightful, well thought out and stimulating dialogue. You sure do have a way with words.

  19. old baldy


    And yet another threat. And name calling to boot. You must be a real pleasure on the playground. And look up the meaning of the word “illiterate” . Then we will have a real contest of wits.

  20. Fairs Fare

    Real Marines are taught to be impervious to insults during Boot Camp. This guy is a fake. He does proved the old adage true. Well, assuming he has any muscles.
    (Conlee, this is an acronym. Just in case you didn’t know.)

  21. old baldy


    I had him figured out a long time ago. Lots of bluster and bs, but no substance. And he forgot to “yes, Sir” his superiors.

  22. Fairs Fare

    Commie… I mean Conlee made it a point to say “You’re just a illiterate fucking moron”. Wouldn’t proper english require it be written “You’re just AN illiterate fucking moron”? I guess he showed us who the illiterate on is.

  23. Fairs Fare

    “one is”

  24. old baldy


    Correct on all counts.

  25. Conley

    Spoken like a maricon who never served.

    You’re my bitch, Fairs Fare. Enjoy the wrath.

  26. Fairs Fare

    Thanks but I will have to decline. You are not my type. I prefer mine strong, confident, intelligent and female. Apparently, you are the one with the fixation on homosexual relations. You have brought it up in one form or another at least five times in just this one thread. You are what’s called a bitches bitch. As they say in boxing, keep your guard up! In your case that means put in your anal plug. To make it easy on you to unleash your wrath please feel free to stop by the club house on 2nd and Maple or Waukesha Mixed Martial Arts. I will be waiting!

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