Ma Deuce Gunner

Ma Deuce Gunner


Sunday, September 11, 2005


The purpose of this blog is two-fold.

1. To tell the story of my time in Iraq, to inform my readers as to the goings on in this War on Terror, and to provide insight into the daily life of a US Soldier in Iraq.

2. To foster debate and discussion about this war, in a courteous and civil manner.

Personal attacks and mockery will not be tolerated. Neither will be vulgar language or hateful material. Any and all comments which I feel breach the line and qualify as obscene, hateful, inappropriate or unbased will be deleted.




At 3:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the mocker has some serious personal problems,he reminds me of a guy during our revolution who also thought respecting superiors and respecting authority was not his responsibility.

Ended up living in Great Britain till he died friendless and alone.

I think the blog as most from our milbloggers is very helpful for us back home. I am thankful for it,but much moreso your service to our nation.

At 4:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hang in ther MDG. I'll admit that the narrative drawing all the controversy raised my eyebrow when I first read it too ~ but honestly... during my husband's leave, I wouldn't have given the time of day to my own mother walking by - let alone a vagrant. No, maybe its not right -but the only people who think that prayin' folks should be perfect are those who aren't.

At 5:46 PM, Anonymous MDG's Wife said...

In order to set the record straight, I would like to give a more detailed account of the incident in question. A few people who have made comments
about it completely distorted the truth. It wasn't about MDG being rude or failing to help the poor. We didn't converse with the guy at all and the incident was over in a matter of seconds. When my husband finished praying, we looked up and there was a man standing way to close to me. It wouldn't have mattered to me what the guy looked like, all I know was that he was in my personal space and didn't belong there. He was less than two feet from our table just staring at us. My husband is protective of me and was a little more so after being away for so long. If that is a crime, I guess he was guilty. When we saw him, I'm sure we both gave him a very strange look because it was startling to see someone that close. He mumbled something incoherent about our prayer and walked off. After he walked off, our young waitress came up and
apologized and said "that guy was really scary!" That was it. If you weren't there, don't make judgments about my husband.

At 6:42 PM, Blogger Sirc_Valence said...

I read a comment by some weasel that calls himself "Ten Twenty Five Driver".

This guy just wants to waste your time and play games. So I can understand why you delete his comments. If some guy got in my face the way that the guy did at that restaurant. He would have quickly gotten out of my face - either voluntarily or involuntarily.

I see a parallel analogy with the obnoxious one called "Ten Twenty Five Driver."

It is OBVIOUS to anyone here that you are really not someone who would engage in "shooting away a person in need" over a rude interruption at dinner.

The only kind of person that would read what you said and nag you about it would have to be a retarded 9 year old or the mental equivalent. My suggestion would be simply to ignore the twit here unless he spams you too much. I wouldn't be surprised if he's the same guy "deanberry" who has no comments on his blog.


At 7:06 PM, Blogger Sirc_Valence said...

Just wanted to add one more thing.

I think this -Enough- post is a good place to clear up what I believe to be proper and fair Blog comments guidelines.

For one thing, you can't have a blog under anarchy, although it can be about anarchy. That in and of itself is an argument against the foolish and self-defeating political philosophy.

Your blog would be incoherent if anyone could post anything that they wanted on it. Those that demand that you should allow it for your comments also have to answer why you shouldn't allow that on the rest of your blog.

Having an Open blog doesn't mean that you should necessarily welcome anyone and anything to it. That's why we have the option to delete spam. This Blog basically is YOU (so to speak) and If someone doesn't like it they can stop visiting your blog and go somewhere else and if your blog suffers from being too "closed" then its likely that people will stop reading it. Annoying spam isn't just limited to commercial sources..

You don't have to let pests into your house so you shouldn't have to allow them anywhere else that belongs to you. (That anarchy and socialism threaten this Constitutional concept under property rights, lies at the heart of the threat to liberty by anarchy and socialism under which choice becomes impossible or moot)

This is not closed minded. Unless you want to argue that there are no such things as pests and turn your house into a roach motel the way that some people have done to their own minds with bad ideas.


At 8:09 AM, Blogger Laura said...

I always got anonymous jerk comments. Thankfully we can delete them though.

At 12:57 PM, Blogger LL said...

Well, I'm so rude that most people stay away from my blog because I scare them, but your policy is a good one. One solution that I saw that was very, very funny was to edit the unwanted posts to say wonderful things instead of nasty stuff. That tends to run the trolls off fast. And let me tell you, if someone was in my personal space, whether it was a homeless guy or Brad Pitt, I'd be saying something because that is a personal pet peeve. MY.PERSONAL.SPACE.

At 3:11 PM, Anonymous OIFVet said...

The basic rule of thumb in dealing with these yellow bellied sap suckers is the same for any place of public convience, privatly owned. A store would be such a place. The public is invited in but any person or persons not behaving in a way that the owner finds exceptable may be removed from the property and told not to return. Same princible with a blog, you are the owner and the rest of us are enjoying an open invitation.


At 4:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've had situations like this,why would anyone complain about how MDG acted?

Invasions of privacy are always wrong. When I read that,I thought it was normal conduct.

At 6:12 PM, Anonymous Joe said...

Good call MDG. There's absolutly no need or reason to tolerate that kind of behavior.

At 9:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My husband is also over there with MDG, happen to be in the same platoon and all. I know that he was protective of me and our daughter on leave everytime that we went anywhere. It is completely natural for them to act this way especially when getting back to the ones that you love and ESPECIALLY after coming back from a place like Iraq.
For the one who calls itself Ten... ok forgot the rest of it. Honestly has no clue on what it is like to be in the situation that MDG encountered, or any of the guys over there encounter. Honestly the person posting under that name sounds like a real complete loser.

At 10:20 AM, Anonymous Remy said...

I read the comment about the homeless guy in your R&R post and didn't give it much thought. I would have done the same thing if the guy was in rags or an Armani suit. Rude behavior is rude behavior.

As to the further rude behavior by the commenter, free speech is a wonderful thing, but you’re not freely entitled to it in my house. This is your house...delete away!

At 2:48 PM, Anonymous Don W said...

First time reader of your blog. Keep it coming and know that we here in the U.S. need to get a firsthand look at what is going on in Iraq from someone who is there 24/07.
As a Vietnam vet I see some very discomforting parallels BUT unlike Vietnam I see the need to stay the course until the Iraq Army and other anti-terror forces are up to snuff. The biggest mistake we made in Nam (But NOT the only one) was allowing their military to become dependent on us - when we left they felt like their mom and dad had left them out to dry. We can't let that happen in Iraq - easier said than done I know.
Keep up your great work and God bless you and your fellow soldiers.

At 4:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey I just wanted to say keep up the good work and God bless. My cousin is in the 101st Airborn and we are constantly praying for all of you.

At 4:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey I just wanted to say keep up the good work and God bless. My cousin is in the 101st Airborn and we are constantly praying for all of you.


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