Marine Artillery Does Oakland

BY Herschel Smith
7 years ago

There is an uppity shopping mall in my city where all the rich people go to let the valet park their car for them and then hang out to show each other how pretentious they are.  When we drive up to this mall (an infrequent occurrence to do brief business given the nature of this mall), the girly-girls see our Marine Corps stickers and paraphernalia, they whisper to their girly-man husbands (surely saying something like, “Eewww honey, make the bad people go away - they scare me”), and then they all cast cold stares our direction.  My oldest son and I have a plan to deal with these people.  We plan to put more Marine Corps stickers on our loud truck, back it up to the mall and rev the engine, blow exhaust into the crowd, play the Marine Corps hymn over loud speakers, and blow our train air horn until all of the “good” people have been scared away.

In response to the Marine Corps being barred from filming a new commercial in San Francisco, I am drafting an amphibious assault plan to reoccupy the Socialist Republic of San Francisco for the United States.  In yet another goofy display of self hatred, the Oakland airport is guilty of poor treatment of Marines.  Michelle Malkin and Michael Ledeen give us the story.

In short: “On September 27th 204 Marines and soldiers who were returning from Iraq were not allowed into the passenger terminal at Oakland International Airport.Instead they had to deplane about 400 yards away from the terminal where the extra baggage trailers were located. This was the last scheduled stop for fuel and food prior to flying to Hawaii where both were based. The trip started in Kuwait on September 26th with a rigorous search of checked and carry on baggage by US Customs. All baggage was x-rayed with a ‘backscatter’ machine AND each bag was completely emptied and hand searched. After being searched, checked bags were marked and immediately placed in a secure container. Carry on bags were then x rayed again to ensure no contraband items were taken on the plane. While waiting for the bus to the airport, all personnel were in quarantined in a fenced area and were not allowed to leave.? Nevertheless, Oakland forbade them from entering its terminal. According to the Marine, a Lieutenant who served in Afghanistan with the same unit in 2006 noted that Oakland had treated troops the same way before. He “was almost arrested by the TSA for getting belligerent about them not letting the Marines into the terminal,? despite more rigorous screening prior to landing in Oakland. Both JFK airport and in Germany had no problem with the Marines entering their terminals.

The solution to this problem certainly lies with the Marine artillery.  Camp Pendleton Marines could be in Oakland in about 8 hours.  Actually, I don’t want to be bad press for the Marines, so I am calling off the artillery.  But the plans for an amphibious assault on San Francisco and the truck deal at the uppity mall are a go.

Marines are us.  They are sons of America, produced by us, nurtured by us, and loved by us, and they now protect our very lives with theirs.  Most of America knows this.  When we reoccupy San Francisco and retrain them according to my plans, they will understand too.

  • Chebornek

    Wouldn’t it be great if we could get 100,000+ active, retired, and former military members to stage a massive march through the streets of San Fran? Of course, permits would be denied, but what could they do with a crowd of over 100,000? They couldn’t arrest us, could they? Isn’t San Fran a “sanctuary” city? Couldn’t we demand sanctuary?

    I picture an orderly formation marching through the city singing cadences at the top of our voices. It should take place on Earth Day, or one of the other Socialist holidays, Gay pride day would be even better, and quite hilarious.

  • http://www.captainsjournal.com/ Herschel Smith

    Do I still get to do the truck thing?


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