Aesop: So You Planned For An Inconvenience, Not A Disaster

Oh, shit.

If this thing goes fully sideways, everyone is gonna be in new, unfriendly territory.

Plan accordingly.

27 responses to “Aesop: So You Planned For An Inconvenience, Not A Disaster

  1. ProGunFred

    It’s already happening here. After 2 weeks of voluntary shelter in place and traffic today is above half as much as was before the “shutdown.” Police sirens again, cars at businesses today, etc. People have things that must be done.

    • Sergeant Hulka

      Noticing an uptick in vehicle traffic and the grocery store isn’t so hectic.
      They are playing over the grocery sound system now hiring ads and there is a mallcop instead of an actual policeman.
      Maybe the people noticed that bumpy thing along their backs called a spine.

    • And before somebody who is oh soooooooo much smarter than me objects; this is the same calculation you run every morning when you leave your house. And if you don’t then your situational awareness has been retarded.

      For me there could be 3 men with guns outside my door looking to take down my wallet, or quite literally a bear, as just 2 examples and when I get down to the main road, well, I could get hit by a truck.

      Newsflash; you’re going to die. “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:”

      The question isn’t if you are going to die? That’s never been the question. The question is; are you willing to live?

      This same fear is why so many won’t ask the face of the night sky if there is indeed a God, even though it has plainly occurred to them that they might want to know and seek this thing. It’s because you know you will change if the answer comes back yes.

      People have things to do. Millions would die in a depression. It’s time to live.

    • same in central coast Mexifornia. Those not participating in aESoP’s bogus pandemic outnumbering those who surrendered by 10::1. Even the local gun store is open; went in and bought a couple boxes of .40

  2. Gen. Honore was in the Army for 35 years. Infantry. Didn’t have a CIB until just before he got out. Pretty safe assignments.

    • No CIB, no ranger tab, only basic parachutist wings. Eib are gimmes for officers. Missed Vietnam, Grenada, Panama, Somalia, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq. Hung out in Germany and Korea, no combat in Gulf war.

      • Last rank to get a CIB is Colonel so he could not have gotten it, if he saw combat he would have gotten a combat action badge due the rules of the cib, like petreus

      • joe tentpeg

        “EIBs’ are gimmes for officers….”

        Ya got one? Took me two years ta get mine.

        Most guys don’t have ’em…officer or enlisted.

        In the early ’80s when combat patches were rare, a speedy4 sportin’ an 82nd on his right shoulder routinely told open-mouthed newbies…”We didn’t do nothing but air land and hang around for a few hours.” Grenada. As a result, EIBs got a lot more respect than an ’82nd Airland Division’ combat patch.

        You one of those guys?

    • He has an EIB, not a CIB, and considering the sum total of at-war time in the Army during his years of service was approximately 10 days in his first 28 (of 35) years of service if we include GW I, Panama, and Grenada, the lack of a CIB isn’t very surprising. He graduated college in June of 1971, and Congress had voted to pull all US forces out of Vietnam by the end of that year, so getting there was never going to happen.

      So what’s your point?

      • much harder to earn an EIB

        CIBs are a gimme just for being there

        • Berglander

          One of our teams that was at BIAP back in 06 said that an ARNG literally had guys rotating out of guard tours that were under fire so they could get CIBs.
          Then, one of our Baghdad team medics got a CMB for treating under fire when their trucks were leaving Abu G and some mortars landed nearby. When our medic asked who he treated, he was told “It’s called creative writing.” The guy was a real shitbag, and I don’t know how the chain approved it.

          • yup

            not to dis a CIB award at all, just showing up is more than 99.9999% of murkins ever did

            but as you know, an EIB is technically harder to earn

            plenty of CIB winners can’t navigate at night or day…

            still some fancy bling though..

          • They cheapen the who concept with “everyone gets an award.” Our command required at least three separate “incidences” before considering a CIB. Then everyone got a ARCOM and the officers a Bronze Star. Cheapens it!

            • Berglander

              Bronze Star was an automatic award for E-7 and up for our guys. Most wouldn’t wear it afterwards-even for boards.

      • Aesop, he spent 5 years in college studying agriculture. Stayed there long enough to miss the war. All black college in Louisiana I believe.

        • Uh huh.
          Because a black man going to college was so easy in Louisiana in 1965.
          And joining the ROTC was real popular in the mid-1960s. Not.

          Another wee historical fact: There wasn’t even a draft until 1969, by which time he would have been in his junior year of college, and three years into his ROTC commitment, which he would have entered long before there was a draft. His number was 113, meaning he would have gone late in his year-group anyways, but in his case, not until after his student deferment ended.
          Student deferments weren’t ended until late 1971, after he’d already graduated and been commissioned into the Army.
          After the Army had been pulled out of Vietnam, and the ground war for the Army all but ended.

          Then he branched infantry, which was an even more popular choice in 1971. Not.

          Then stayed in the military for 35 years in a peacetime economy, which has been soooo popular as a career choice in this country since the ’60s. Not.

          And managed to turn an ROTC commission into three stars, surviving eight up-or-out selection boards, despite not having graduated from the Hudson River Prick Factory. Only six black officers have surpassed that rank in the U. S. Army to date, and none of them did it at all before Colin Powell was promoted to full general in 1989.

          Sounds like a real douchebag.

          By all accounts his own troops loved him, and they’re always the hardest audience to bullshit. Not everyone is Patton, not least of which because we haven’t fought any world wars since 1945.

          And he was famous – indeed, notorious – for kicking the shit out of the Usual MSM Idiots in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina (“Don’t get stuck on stupid!”). The title of the OP was a direct quote from him directed at the civilian authority jackholes of LA/MS/AL, who’d never once practiced for a disaster by assuming that telephone service might be unavailable after a major storm.

          Wherever you keep trying to go with your aspersions, you’re barking up the wrong tree, purely from evidence available in a few mouseclicks.

  3. Carl Spackler

    I’ve got a TP stockpile so I got that going for me which is nice.

  4. Wisco…
    We went out on the Harley today.
    Lots of bikes out.
    The boomer guests took a car ride.
    Vitamin D and a moment of mental rest.
    One day at a time.

  5. Bonaventure

    But… but…. DOOM! DOOM!

    • How nice for Portland OR.
      NYFC is getting a Kung Flu death every 2 hours.
      So probably not so much smiley, up-beat, happy going on there.

  6. Alfred E. Neuman

    Reblogged this on FOR GOD AND COUNTRY.