Trump's military parade a stupid idea

Hey, it's not just me. The "Ex-SEAL who says he fired final bin Laden shot calls Trump's military parade 'third-world b-------'"

So true. But I've got another reason to hate the idea. Do you have any idea what it's like for soldiers, sailors, Marines and flyboys (err, fly persons) to have to parade? I speak from experience. It's a royal pain in the ass. Getting your dress uniforms crisp and clean. Polishing shoes to a luster. Dressing to perfection. Gig line lined up straight as a die. Giving up days off or liberty to march. Being shuttled around, hither and yon, like cattle to the parade.

Don't give me that crap about having pride. There are lots of other reasons to be proud of your military service without having to step, step, step in front of a crowd.

Of course, the commander in chief knows nothing about this, having successfully avoided the draft. What a parade does for Trump is grab for himself some of the reflected appreciation of Americans for active duty military and veterans. As John Kass would say in awarding Trump a moutza: Nah! Feesah!

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