February 29, 2008

Soldier Wins $1 Million In Lottery, So of Course He's... Heading Right Back To Iraq For His Third Tour
— Ace

Tony Stark? Fuck you.

After completing two tours in Iraq, Sgt. Wayne Leyde won $1 million from a scratch-and-win lotto ticket on Tuesday.

Now that he's won, Leyde, a 26-year-old member of the Washington National Guard, says he's still going to volunteer to go back to Iraq for a third tour and won't spend any of the money in the meantime.

...

Leyde couldn't believe it when he scratched a winning ticket, but he still plans to return to Iraq.

"It was a commitment I made about three months ago. I'm going to stick to it," Leyde said about his decision.

Now that's a motivated individual.

Not really related, except that it's swiped from Drudge -- here's that area-denial pain ray in action against the real enemy, a 60 Minutes reporter.

Posted by: Ace at 11:50 AM | Comments (31)
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1

Tomorrow's New York Times headline: "Warmongering Millionare Leaves the Country, Refuses to Stimulate the Economy"

Posted by: Jimmie at February 29, 2008 11:56 AM (bofTB)

2 My brother (USCG) once told me that if you win a considerable amount in the lottery, you are automatically discharged from the military.  That's not true?  Maybe I misunderstood.

Posted by: Joanie at February 29, 2008 11:59 AM (Z9tCp)

3 NYT: "Even Rich Military Vet's PTST causes desire for more violence!"

Posted by: Al at February 29, 2008 12:00 PM (Lk931)

4 I was so hoping it was that little weepy bitch Scott Pelley.

Posted by: Sir E Buzz Heinz-Miller-Heinz, Esq at February 29, 2008 12:02 PM (sf4Oe)

5 You know, the Army's sitting on a potential gold mine with that pain ray.  Imagine charging people $5 or $10 a pop to make Michael Moore scream like a little girl.

Posted by: Trimegistus at February 29, 2008 12:04 PM (kiJRd)

6 I would have paid to have that ray kept on.

Posted by: EC at February 29, 2008 12:07 PM (j2Tjh)

7

Hadn't thought about that, Trimegistus, but hell yeah...

On the other story- how does anyone possibly look at this and think, "Yeah, we need to draft people into the military"?

Hell, I'm planning on doing my medical residency in the military, but my God... I don't think I'm worthy to stand in Sgt. Leyde's presence. But perhaps that's why they put such great NCOs in officer schools... something to the effect of "Don't even think of being an officer unless you are worthy of commanding a man like this."

tmi3rd

Posted by: tmi3rd at February 29, 2008 12:08 PM (YU6jA)

8 Imagine charging people $5 or $10 a pop to make Michael Moore scream like a little girl.

I wonder how much I can get for my car? For that, I'll walk to work.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 29, 2008 12:09 PM (Ds4I5)

9

make Michael Moore scream like a little girl.

It wouldn't last long enough.  His high lard content would cause him to combust in a few seconds.

Of course that would be entertaining too.

Posted by: natesnake at February 29, 2008 12:17 PM (YcXTT)

10 But, but I thought we were told that these soldiers were just poor, dumb kids trying to get out of their poverty-ridden neighborhoods and they joined the military because they had no other opportunities.  Do you mean to tell me that the MSM was wrong about that one?!?

Posted by: kbiel at February 29, 2008 12:42 PM (4wIAQ)

11

1   Tomorrow's New York Times headline: "Warmongering Millionare Leaves the Country, Refuses to Stimulate the Economy"

3   NYT: "Even Rich Military Vet's PTST causes desire for more violence!"

L-O-frigging-L!

Posted by: iamfelix at February 29, 2008 12:44 PM (wSTfB)

12 NYT: US Soliers Must Resort to Lotto Winnings to Fund Re-supply Overburdened Military. Meanwhile Rich Conservatives Enjoy Tax Cuts and Eating Babies.

Posted by: hutch1200 at February 29, 2008 01:29 PM (Ld6XY)

13

Jimmie good funny

Sgt. Wayne Leyde    thank you sir

 

 

Posted by: ntac at February 29, 2008 01:30 PM (jYyFD)

14 NYT: Fighting for US Safety and Freedom is Latest Sign of PTSD. .........Priniples, or Rich Baby Killer-You Decide

Posted by: hutch1200 at February 29, 2008 01:33 PM (Ld6XY)

15 Could somebody hit me with a cluebat and 'splain what Tony Stark did to deserve a FUNQ"?

Posted by: Ann at February 29, 2008 01:48 PM (qxm5a)

16 Who is tony stark?

Posted by: hutch1200 at February 29, 2008 01:51 PM (Ld6XY)

17

First it was waterboarding, now it's milliwave weapons arrays...

I think we've found the perfect demographic of test subjects for all of our new weapons programs, - journalists and douchbags!

Say, would anyone be willing to test our new Gitmo Brown-Note Shockwave Ball-Gag?    It's Loads of Fun™!

...you have just gotta love the sadomasochistic Left.

Posted by: a Cyberdyne Systems Engineer at February 29, 2008 01:54 PM (uzM+b)

18 What do you suppose some office space across the street from Pinch's office might cost to rent for a month?

Posted by: Purple Avenger at February 29, 2008 02:16 PM (5hXBq)

19 My brother (USCG) once told me that if you win a considerable amount in the lottery, you are automatically discharged from the military.  That's not true?  Maybe I misunderstood.

When I was in the Army I always heard stories about this regulation.  The regulation may, or may not exist. 

However, given 8 years of experience, it would come down to the Company or Battalion commander to enforce it (assuming the regulation is true).  It would come down to good order and discipline.  If Soldier A is a gung-ho,  squared-away, supertrooper, whom can stay that way whether he had 1 dollar in his bank account or 1 million; you aren't going to get rid of him.

If you have Joe Snuffi, who is a piece of crap -but not a big enough piece of crap to get rid of on other regulations- this regulation (again, if it exists) may be enforced.

Posted by: Blarg the Destroyer at February 29, 2008 02:16 PM (2vB4C)

20 Ugh, I suck...

Thank you for your continued service Sgt. Leyde.

Posted by: Blarg the Destroyer at February 29, 2008 02:17 PM (2vB4C)

21 Pretty cool guy.

Posted by: uniball at February 29, 2008 02:41 PM (27iEn)

22 The Ray Gun? We need to deploy that thing in newsrooms across the country, pronto. As for the Sargeant, all I can say is thank you, and Godspeed. Come back safe. (Think this guy's story will cause an orgy of news stories to personify the American Fighting Man the way Haditha and Abu Ghraib did?)

Posted by: red speck at February 29, 2008 03:14 PM (J5wUw)

23 At the risk of seeming to be unimaginative, who (or what) is "Tony Stark"?

Posted by: Larry Sheldon at February 29, 2008 03:45 PM (qM3aH)

24 Apparently, nobody knows who Tony Stark is except Ace.  Perhaps a shunned lover?  Hobo stealer?  Panty waister? Vodka watererdowner?

Hmpht.......it's a mystery here in moronland. 

Posted by: Ann at February 29, 2008 03:49 PM (qxm5a)

25

President Obama's just going to confiscate his lottery winnings and redistribute them anyway.

What's the big deal?

Posted by: Kensington at February 29, 2008 04:14 PM (kFwRi)

26 Sgt. Leyde is the kind of stuff that made this country.  You're right, this is the real iron man.  Fuck Tony Stark.

Posted by: PrairieWind at February 29, 2008 05:03 PM (DM0G/)

27 5 You know, the Army's sitting on a potential gold mine with that pain ray.  Imagine charging people $5 or $10 a pop to make Michael Moore scream like a little girl.

Many, many times, too. I'd pay to watch that.


Posted by: PrairieWind at February 29, 2008 05:05 PM (DM0G/)

28 Tony Stark is Iron Man, of course, and he was fighting villains like the Mandarin and Titanium Man before Ace was born.

Posted by: Jack Bauer's Evil Brother at February 29, 2008 06:11 PM (ZL7AS)

29 Billionaire Industrialist / Weapon Inventor / Super Hero / Alcoholic Playboy = Tony Stark.  Not sure why he gets the FUNQ, but I'm a moron, so it's prolly over my head.

Posted by: Stoop Davy Dave at February 29, 2008 07:43 PM (8xWCA)

30 You're welcome for the ray-gun tip.

Posted by: CraigC at February 29, 2008 09:35 PM (NKOmS)

31 So anyway, my boss asked me "How ya doin'?" and of course I told him "I'm fucking Ben Affleck," so now I need a new boss.  Gosh darn it all to heck anyway.

Posted by: Huck Foley at March 01, 2008 06:34 AM (8xWCA)

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