Don’t even have to click on the “which is mine” link to know ex-ACT-ly where that goes.
Comment by Lord of the Fleas — November 23, 2012 @ 1:42 pm
Option 4) Evil Big Business stole the island to deprive the masses of… something.
Option 3) The CIA cloaked the island, which is being used to build invisible hovercarriers.
Option 2) The Evil West is causing global warming which caused sea levels to rise catastrophically… but only at this island.
Option 1) Somebody fucked up the map.
Seems to me we could just shove the terrs off the C-130 ramp at 6,000 feet on the way to Gitmo, turn around for the mainland and call it a good training mission. Not going to the Coral Sea will save a bunch of greenhouse gases fuel.
Comment by dick, not quite dead white guy — November 23, 2012 @ 5:20 pm
‘Zactly. My suggested phrase “Drop ‘em off at Sand Island” is a euphemism for what you suggest.
Comment by DougM (Well, thaaat sucked!) — November 23, 2012 @ 8:32 pm
Even more fuel saving – practice LAPES missions with them at some remote desert airbase. Don’t bother with pallets.
Comment by dick, not quite dead white guy — November 23, 2012 @ 9:54 pm
Isn’t that the island Amelia Earhart was looking for? No wonder she disappeared.
Comment by Fat Baxter — November 23, 2012 @ 11:11 pm
If it wasn’t for that Georgia congressman Guam would of tipped over just like Sandy Island did.
^ Spin !!!
Damit! Wish I’d'a thunk’a that. Would’a made a great punch line.
Comment by DougM (Well, thaaat sucked!) — November 24, 2012 @ 8:07 am
KO, here is the true story:
When CINCPAC `s decoders broke the Jap Code, early in WWII, they discovered the Jap`s plan to cut off the shipping lane from America to Australia. One of the means was to build huge concrete bunkers on Sandy Island that would house batteries of 18 inch guns in order to sink American ships when they passed Sandy Island. Then, the decoders translated the specific detailed plan of the Jap constructlon-weenies and learned exactly how much sand would be needed to mix the cement for the bunkers.
CINCPAC then said, “Viola! By God I got just the job for the US Marines! What will kill 2 birds with one stone!!!!” Seee, we are a fixin to land Marines on Guadalcanal, capture it and build an airstrip, so a bunch of Marine Fighter Pilots can get a chest full of medals by shooting down all them “Coke bottle glasses wearing Nips”. Them Gyrenes are a gonna need a lot of sand for sandbags and the layin down of that there airstrip, right?”
“Here is my genius at work boys, we send a bunch of liberty ships to Sandy Island and STEAL all the fucking sand there; ever fuckin grain of it. Then we haul that sand to Guadalcanal, w the Gyrenes fillin sandbags enroute, see…..
That way, when the Marines assault Guadalcanal, each gyrene has already got a dozen or so sandbags—–ready-made for they foxholes!!!!!”
“AND, imagine the shock when the Nips haul all they shit to Sandy Island and discover it ain`t got no SAND!!!!!!!”
“It`s a TWOFUR, by God an will likely win this hole fuckin Pacific War, from the goddamn gitgo; am I right or am I right?”
All the plans were set in motion and orders were issued.
HOWEVER, some time later (…still classified…) it was discovered RED SKELETON had replaced the real CINCPAC as part of a scheme for RED`s first Television Show (…which he knew that TV was almost ready to be sold and would likely be 2 to 4 TV boxes in ever fuckin American home!!!!!
RED was on too somethin; big time, and woulda been the richest man on earth if FDR and MACARTHER had notta horned in on his deal (…FDR intended to tax 99% of ever dollar that RED collected——–)
As they say in the business, “THIS IS YOUR LIFE!” And by God Sports fans, even yesterday, Black Friday, all them Americans was a fightin for to get several fuckin TVs—–jist like RED had predicted!!!!!!!!! (…even the Japs got on board shortly after we blew their asses into glowing radioactive ashes with Big Boy and Fat Man!….)
KISPERS, do me a solid, and burn this comment after reading, M-Kay?
Comment by Colonel Jerry USMC — November 24, 2012 @ 9:08 am
ColJ, you been into the good whiskey this a.m.! Uhhh… Sir.
Comment by dick, not quite dead white guy — November 24, 2012 @ 11:34 am