Now the Toddler wants a Parade

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    Empires have always loved military parades. (Goose-stepping optional.) But when Jesus rode a donkey into Jerusalem he deliberately and prophetically mocked the Roman military parade that escorted Pontius Pilate into the city.
     
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    Here's your MF'n parade Donny boy...............

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    Congrats, you found a politician being hypocritical. :clapping:
     
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    Calling Trump a toddler is offensive ... to my 2 1/2 year old. :)
     
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    Right? A few years ago that might have taken upwards of 30 seconds.
     
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    Wouldn't you agree that a parade honoring our military is a bit different than a parade honoring our president?

    I will edit to add that while the White House is not explicitly stating this is why he wants the parade, it would be disingenuous to think otherwise.
     
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    Absolutely. I think parades honoring those who have sacrificed are good. We need to be reminded that when we wage war in foreign lands, people fight those wars for us, and we need to see and appreciate them.

    But, as you've noted, this isn't about honoring the military. This is about our illustrious president feeling special by having the military parade in front of him. Now, I'm no military veteran. But a long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, when I was much thinner and more agile, I once was a ROTC guy, and I absolutely hated pass in reviews. They made us get all dressed up and march in a circle, then stand in the hot sun while some bloviating idiot talked for hours because he like to hear the sound of his own voice.

    I think Trump's parade is closer to the bloviating idiot than to honor our military. My opinion. Others may vary.
     
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    I'll be donating thoughts and prayers :)

    The Pentagon is considering soliciting donations to fund the President’s requested military parade, which could cost between $3 million and $50 million, according to preliminary estimates from a defense official who spoke with CNN.

    Because there is currently no money set aside for a parade in the military budget, the Pentagon would likely use those private donations to offset the cost of the non-military components of the event, according to CNN. Budget director Mick Mulvaney said Wednesday that he estimates the parade could cost between $10 million to $30 million.

    Defense officials are also concerned about the lack of available troops to attend a parade, CNN reported. A large-scale parade would require weeks of planning and the transportation of equipment, like tanks, to Washington, D.C. days ahead of time in order to prepare, according to the official who spoke with CNN.

    The Army has prepared five different parade options for President Trump to consider: “small, medium, heavy, hybrid and a multimedia display,” according to CNN.

    https://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/cnn-pentagon-weighing-soliciting-donations-military-parade
     
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    Easy call. He'll reject "small" and "medium" for the obvious reasons, "heavy" because it sounds like a menstrual flow level, and "hybrid" because it reminds him of environmentally sensitive cars. Multimedia it is.
     
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    Paul Ryan (‘s staff) can give him a PPT.
     
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    Hmmm, right after the 2018 mid-terms.......

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    President Donald Trump’s plans for a White House-backed military parade are beginning to take shape.

    The president has directed the Department of Defense to organize a parade that would take place on Nov. 11 – Veteran’s Day – according to an unclassified Feb. 20 memo written by National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster.

    The memo, which was summarized to POLITICO by a senior administration official, was sent from McMaster to Secretary of Defense James Mattis. It says that Trump wants Mattis to brief him on “concepts of operation for this event.”

    The memo also said that the parade route should begin at the White House and end at the Capitol.

    https://www.politico.com/story/2018/02/23/trump-military-parade-veterans-day-423405
     
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    That will be pretty epic if it lands right after the Democrats take back Congress. LOL
     

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