One day, we’ll find out someone close to him is a Democrat donor or bundler.
A U.S. Army soldier accused of running a prostitution ring at Fort Hood, one of the largest Army bases in the country, pled guilty on Wednesday to 15 charges related to the accusation, officials said on Wednesday.
Sergeant 1st Class Gregory McQueen is expected to be sentenced as early as Thursday at the court-martial after pleading guilty to charges including conspiracy to solicit prostitution, adultery and dereliction of duty, the base said in a statement.
Lawyers said he could face up to about 40 years in prison.
He accepted a plea deal where several other charges were dropped, including abusive sexual contact.
A female soldier, who was not identified by name, said during testimony that McQueen approached her when she was a 20-year-old single mother struggling to pay her student loan bills, according to the report on TV station KWTX.
The witness said McQueen told her to take pictures of herself so he could connect her with high-ranking officers who would pay to have sex with her, according to the report.
I get it. They don’t want us to fill in the blanks.
Filling in the blanks:
Democracy + Egalitarianism + Empire =
So we’re invading the world with a military that looks like the world we’re invading.
Dick Cheney didn’t really hobnob with House Republicans to try to get them on board with some sort of military action against ISIS. He had another agenda in mind:
Another anti-interventionist Congressman, Rep. Thomas Massie R-KY, was a little softer towards Cheney, politely telling reporters that he wouldn’t criticize the former Vice President after he took the time to visit with the Republican conference.
“His advice was mainly to spend more money on the military,” he said, adding that he believed that Congress should “spend less money on everything.”
“Spend more money on the military,” which means that along with what I first thought about his and his daughter’s new foundation, (one that I bet had no hassle from the IRS in getting its 501-c-* status), it’s also a front for the military-industrial complex. Spend more money on the military? Nobody thinks that we’re not spending enough on the military; its budget goes up and up and up every year. The rub is that the more we spend, the less we get in terms of real defense capability. It makes you wonder where all the money is going, though this very blog post provides one hint — It goes into feeding an iron triangle whose three points are defense contractors, politicians and big name lobbyists or quasi-lobbyists (one of which is all Dick Cheney is these days). Another answer is that increasingly, the military is just another jobs program; Lo’shaniqua gets to be a diversity commissar wearing camos instead of formal civilian business attire.
There are six finalists for its new home. I think we can already vote Mehlville and Fenton off the island, because there’s no strategic advantage to going there, that and there’s an outside chance that the land where Chrysler used to be in Fenton is being saved for a new Rams stadium. Weldon Spring would put it next to the St. Louis NOAA office, and that’s somewhat intriguing though not structurally relevant, but it also puts it in Ann Wagner’s Congressional district, so Obama no likey. The Airport would put it next to the Airport (obviously) and Boeing, but I don’t see the huge advantage in having the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency next to a military jet factory.
I think that the political steam is pushing heavily in either Scott, a military base would be a very good fit for an agency that is in the Department of Defense, and remember Dick Durbin is Assistant Senate Majority Leader, the state’s other Senator is a RINO that votes the way Obama wants quite a bit, and Scott’s Congressman, Bill Enyart, is a Democrat from Belleville, or, the location the P-D wants, the old Pruitt-Igoe. Putting it there would make Francis Slay, Lazy Clay and Claire McCaskill happy, and would close the loop in what is now widely interpreted to be a progressive-left policy failure, with “Pruitt-Igoe” being a punchline.
I’m reading this, and I’m thinking to myself:
Everyone here is missing the obvious question:
What is even the desirability of such a battle?
Are we to sacrifice the increasingly precious and rare lives of white American men over the question of which kind of gooks get to rule over a gook island?
I’ve been saying in this space for awhile that, while we still can, use the bargaining chips of both Taiwan and American naval hegemony in the far western Pacific in negotiations with Beijing as a means to settle all or some of our debt to them.
Whether that happens or not, that doesn’t change the fact that the whole of the Balkans is not worth the bones of a single Pomeranian grenadier.