Remember - this was announced on Veterans Day weekend, LtC Vindman is a multi-tour veteran that was wounded in combat, and trump plans to show his “appreciation” for veterans by kicking off New York’s Veterans Day parade tomorrow.
Promotion to the rank of Colonel does not require nomination by the President and approval by the Senate…
I think it’s quite possible trump could ruin his career in the military. Off hand I can’t think of any recent profiles in courage among the top brass when it comes to thwarting the power of the President.
It’s fascinating to watch Trump spokespeople on tv. Their lips move up and down but they are ill-acquainted with the truth. Was this witness being fired supposed to perjury himself to please that monster-president?
Ummmm…linguist here. Actually, the singular they has been around since the 14th century. Around 400 years later some self-appointed purists decided they didn’t like it and began harping about it and school kids have been getting points off ever since…
Kinda like the “shouldn’t split an infinitive” malarky, i.e. to boldly go “should be” to go boldly. This actually only popped up in the 19th century when a bunch of (clerical) zealots decided to try to latinize English grammar (to “purify” it) and, since infinitives in Latin are a single word and cannot be split, ergo the two-word English infinitive should be viewed as an unsplittable unit. It’s all horsepucky. Most modern grammar guides no longer consider this an error. But they are still pounding on school kids about this.
Yep, next time we will make sure the person on the call can’t speak the language. We can’t make shit up if they understand what the hell is said. I have never retaliated but there is always a first time and this is it. I’m also asking the DOD to force the Col to retire and if possible with a reduction in rank.