1. The Topic of the Month for October is "Make this the Perfect Bugout Location". Please join the discussion in the TOTM forum.

A warrior responds to an A-Lister Whine.... Classic.....

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by BTPost, May 29, 2014.

  1. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    DG – Here’s a response regarding our morning’s Gweneth Paltrow post from my good buddy and Green Beret bad-ass Bryan Sikes:

    By Bryan Sikes, SFC, USA
    Clash Daily Guest Columnist

    To Miss Paltrow,

    I’d first like to start out by saying how terrible I feel for you and all your friends that on a daily basis have to endure mean words written by people you don’t know. I can only imagine the difficulty of waking up in a 12,000 square foot Hollywood home and having your assistant retrieve your iPhone, only to see that the battery is low and someone on twitter (the social media concept that you and all of your friends contribute to on an hourly basis to feed your ego and narcissistic ways), has written a mean word or 2 about you. You’ve hit the nail on the head, war is exactly like that. You should receive a medal for the burden you have carried on your shoulders due to these meanies on social media.

    You said, “Its almost like, how in war, you go through this bloody dehumanizing thing and then something is defined out of it.” I could see how you, and others like you in “the biz”, could be so insecure and mentally weak that you could pair the difficulty of your life on twitter to my brothers who have had their limbs ripped off and seen their friends shot, blown up, burned and disfigured, or wake up every morning in pain – while just starting the day is a challenge. How about our wives? The ones that sign on to be there for us through thick and thin, that help us to shake the hardships of war upon our return? And do all this while being mothers to our kids, keeping bills in order because we are always gone, and keeping our lives glued together. They do all this, by the way, without a team of accountants, nanny’s, personal assistants, and life coaches. Yeah, reading a mean tweet is just like all that.

    You know what is really “dehumanizing”, Miss Paltrow? The fact that you’d even consider that your life as an “A-list” celebrity reading internet comments could even compare to war and what is endured on the battlefield. You and the other “A-listers” that think like you are laughable. You all have actually convinced yourselves that you in some way face difficulty on a regular basis. Let me be the first to burst your bubble: a long line at Starbucks, your driver being 3 minutes late, a scuff mark on your $1200 shoes and a mean tweet do not constitute difficulty in the eyes of a soldier.

    Understand me when I say this: war does not define me. It is a chapter in my life that helped shaped me. Being a husband and father is what defines me. Remember, sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never…be close to what war is.

    Read more at GREEN BERET SLAMS GWYNETH PALTROW: There's A Big Difference Between Real War & Twitter | Clash Daily
    oldawg, JABECmfg, Sapper John and 8 others like this.
  2. GOG

    GOG Monkey++

    Well said.
  3. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    :5s: [applaud]
  4. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

  5. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Moderator Moderator Founding Member

    Awesome response!
  6. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    Everything he wrote is amazing. Clear, concise and he spoke reality without name calling or attacking. His parting words were amazing:

  7. hank2222

    hank2222 Monkey++

    Very well said sir
  8. Sapper John

    Sapper John Analog Monkey in a Digital World

    Bravo Zulu SFC Sikes...Bravo Zulu indeed!
  9. helmetmike

    helmetmike Monkey+

    BZ SFC. Up yours GP. The be-atch smell like another Hanoi jane. C Troop 7/1 Cav RVN.
  10. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

  11. ditch witch

    ditch witch resident bacon hoarder Site Supporter+

    GP gets it from all sides. You'd think the clueless jit would, well, buy a clue by now. Then again, this is someone who named their kid Apple.
    Sapper John and Motomom34 like this.
  12. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Might just be a bad seed...time will tell. Perhaps she will fall far from the tree.
  13. VHestin

    VHestin Farm Chick

    I am glad we don't have TV anymore, so I don't have to listen to celebrities' crap. It always annoys me when they're being interviewed about a new acting role, and get asked their political opinions. I don't care what they think, their 'job' is to entertain me, and I don't like the notion that their views are somehow more important than ours. Hollywood and that whole 'sub-culture' to me just seem like a bunch of regular teenagers(aka spoiled/bratty/obnoxious). And just the other day, I told my mother that if I had a time machine, I'd wanna go back to my teenage self and b*tchslap some sense into me.
  14. Pipeline_Moe

    Pipeline_Moe Master Baiter


    Gweneth Paltrow...

    There's a reason the movie/tv industry call actors/actresses "meat puppets".
    kellory likes this.
  15. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Very true. Being a public figure does not mandate a higher intelligence. Look at Paris Hilton.....:lol:
    And welcome to the forum oh Master Baiter.. ;)
  16. Pipeline_Moe

    Pipeline_Moe Master Baiter

    Been in the "Media" business before it was called "Media"- male or female, these types of tul socialists believe that tits, ass & a pretty face somehow imbues them with some form of righteous charisma.

    As to "baiting"- [winkthumb] there's more where that came from- much obliged to be here, "Dr. K".
  17. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    I'm not a Doctor, I don't even play one on TV, but I did stay at a Holliday Inn Express once....

    As for actors though..... I've worked as an extra in TV and film, commercials, and I have met more than a few. They are generally timid before the cameras role, self centered to the point of rudeness, but after the credits role, and the applause starts, they were never in doubt.
    Their political ideas are much the same, once they jump on board, it can't possibly be wrong. Gary Busey is a prime example. He was hard core against helmets, till he nearly died without one. Now he acts like he never considered helmets to be an infringement of his Rights! But now that he is on board, they are perfect in every way.
    Now, I did say "generally". I have met some gems along with the cut glass.
  18. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    I'd still hit it ! So hard that Gweneth would have other things to think about !

    Not really..lol

    Other than that she should stick with her fairy godmother world.
survivalmonkey SSL seal        survivalmonkey.com warrant canary