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Sunday, October 02, 2022

A Coast Guard rescue swimmer was publicly thanked by President Joe Biden for his Hurricane Ian heroics, days before he is due to be fired over the military's Covid-19 vaccine policy. In a press release, Biden expressed his gratitude to Aviation Survival Technician Second Class Zach Loesch: 'I told him how proud of him I was and thanked him for all the work he and his Coasties are doing to save lives,' the statement read. As of September 2022, there are 2,632 unvaccinated members of the US Coast Guard. he military branch with the most unvaccinated members if the US Marine Corps with 8,913, followed by the Air Force with 3,955, then the Navy, 2,623, the branch with the fewest unvaccinated members if the US Army with 1,337. Loesch was working alongside Lieutenant Commander Christopher Hooper in his rescue.

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The statement thanked the pair 'for the heroic work that they and their Coast Guard colleagues have performed during search and rescue operations in response to Hurricane Ian.'

The release continued: 'The President thanked them for saving lives and asked for a report on the work that continues to rescue Floridians.'

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#1 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2022-10-02 03:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

They gave servicemen a choice as to whether or not they get vaccinated? The military got soft under trump.

#2 | Posted by Tor at 2022-10-02 03:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Talk about feeling entitled!

#3 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2022-10-02 04:15 PM | Reply

I not only have no problem with this, I think this is exactly the way it should have gone.

#4 | Posted by YAV at 2022-10-02 04:21 PM | Reply

Girly men pencil pushers can't find fulfillment in their own accomplishments, which are nonexistant, so they must find glee in destroying the lives of heros like Aviation Survival Technician Second Class Zach Loesch.

#5 | Posted by LEGALLYDORKY at 2022-10-02 04:37 PM | Reply

The "vaccine" doesn't stop the spread anyway.

#6 | Posted by LEGALLYDORKY at 2022-10-02 04:38 PM | Reply

Any real hero would admit even hero's aren't exempt from the rules

#7 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2022-10-02 05:03 PM | Reply

"Following the conversation, Loesch told Breitbart in an interview that he is due to be fired by the Coast Guard over his vaccine stance. "

And the Coast Guard fired him. For not following orders. Not Biden.

Maybe if he got his vaccine like he was ordered to then he could still keep his job. Looks like he doesn't want it anymore.

#8 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-10-02 05:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The "vaccine" doesn't stop the spread anyway.

#6 | POSTED BY LEGALLYSTUPID

Even if if didn't (it does) not following orders can get you "fired" in any military branch. But the Coast Guard is very strict about discipline in the ranks.

It was his choice not Biden's or anyone else's.

Since he didn't qualify for an exemption he chose discharge over discipline.

Welcome to the real world. Hope he enjoys his new life as a civilian.

#9 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-10-02 05:44 PM | Reply

The military got soft under Trump.

Ask me how soft.

#10 | Posted by Tor at 2022-10-02 05:47 PM | Reply

Seems he made his decision.

#11 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-10-02 06:07 PM | Reply

Thanks Gracie for posting something that it looks like everyone agrees was the right thing to do. That's UNITY!

#12 | Posted by YAV at 2022-10-02 10:17 PM | Reply

The "vaccine" doesn't stop the spread anyway.

#6 | POSTED BY LEGALLYDORKY

Airbags don't stop you from dying in a car accident but they lower your chances greatly.

Vaccines don't stop the spread but they lower it greatly.

Welcome to the REAL world.

#13 | Posted by Sycophant at 2022-10-03 10:16 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Since when are members of the armed services allowed to pick and choose which orders to follow to ensure mission readiness?

Follow up question is since when are "C-c-conservatives" about choice?

#14 | Posted by jpw at 2022-10-03 01:35 PM | Reply

I don't understand being against the COVID vax for military members. We literally get vaccinated for pretty much everything that exists. And some of the vaccines are not only awful, but completely unnecessary.

#15 | Posted by madbomber at 2022-10-03 01:45 PM | Reply

Did you get the VEEV TC-83 vaxx?

#16 | Posted by jpw at 2022-10-03 02:28 PM | Reply

#16

I'd have to go look at my record. It does not sound familiar though.

#17 | Posted by madbomber at 2022-10-03 02:53 PM | Reply

In addition to standard vaccinations, you will get additional ones based on where you might be going or special circumstances. Like a rabies vax for people in Afghanistan or places with lots of wild animals.

#18 | Posted by madbomber at 2022-10-03 02:54 PM | Reply

Worst shot I ever had was for cholera. Knocked me out.

#19 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-10-03 02:59 PM | Reply

#17 it's not that important, was just curious.

Some work I was involved in in a past life would have required me to get it so that we could work with the hot strain of VEEV.

But they'll only administer in select places and my boss wasn't keen on paying me to go get vaxxed and knocked on my ass at USAMRIID.

#20 | Posted by jpw at 2022-10-03 03:02 PM | Reply

I'm sure if the people he rescued knew he's not vaxed they would have refused his help.

#21 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-10-03 03:08 PM | Reply

Because that's relevant whatsoever.

#22 | Posted by jpw at 2022-10-03 03:23 PM | Reply

He's not vaxed? I bet the Biden DOJ prosecutes him for dereliction of duty. I expect a SWAT team to break into his house to arrest him.

#23 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-10-03 03:33 PM | Reply

You expect that or is that sarcasm and you're making fun of the wacky righties? This is the problem when your party becomes parody. It f**ks things up.

#24 | Posted by YAV at 2022-10-03 07:16 PM | Reply

#15

I did 3 WESTPAC's on the USS Midway. I got pin cushioned each time. Probably why I never get sick, including colds and flu. There was probably a Frankenshot as well.

#25 | Posted by willowby at 2022-10-03 07:33 PM | Reply

#24 After local officials declined to press any charges a pro-life activist had 20 SWAT FBI members burst into his house, with guns drawn, to arrest him for shoving a pro-abortion activist who was allegedly harassing his 12 year old kid. He faces 11 years for some vague statute. For shoving a guy. 11 years. SWAT raid. It's becoming a trend and people like you are cheering it.

#26 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-10-03 08:54 PM | Reply

^
Just imagine
Everything described above could have been avoided, by simply minding your own business

#27 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2022-10-03 10:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Oh. Mark Houck. President of a Catholic men's ministry. Setting an example of Christ's mission assaulted a 72 year old volunteer that escorts patients for a legal procedure. Yep. ---- that self-righteous piece of ----. WTF is he to do what he did?

People like him have killed, bombed, terrorized, murdered so many people over the years "protesting".

You got something right. I'll give you that. I hope they lock Houck up for a good long while. My view is we haven't been nearly strong enough in taking down these domestic terrorists.

#28 | Posted by YAV at 2022-10-03 10:41 PM | Reply

#28 So, you want to lock up some dude for shoving another dude who was harassing his 12 year old kid? Further, I thought protest was something that was celebrated by the left. Apparently, only if it's for some lefty cause I guess.

Domestic terrorist? For protesting??? You really are a fascist piece of ---- and if I ever met you in person I'd give you a brown swirly.

#29 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-10-03 11:19 PM | Reply

It's becoming a trend and people like you are cheering it.

#26 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

You cheered it when it was inner city families being subjected to it because you convinced yourself it was making you safer, even though it didn't do ---- to make you safer.

Now the ever increasingly desperate right is making this seem like a travesty because he was "pro-life" (--------) Catholic (kiddy diddler supporter) "activist."

When in reality the problem is that he was a white suburban dude, which reminds them of themselves.

#30 | Posted by jpw at 2022-10-04 01:25 AM | Reply

Domestic terrorist? For protesting??? You really are a fascist piece of ---- and if I ever met you in person I'd give you a brown swirly.

#29 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

STFU ------.

"Pro-life" ----heaps often take things various degrees of too far.

Personally, I think he was scum for harassing women probably undergoing the worst day of their lives (if they were going in for an abortion) or were just going in for free/cheap medical care.

FRuck him.

#31 | Posted by jpw at 2022-10-04 01:28 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Jeff's lying about what happened. He's always lying. It never stops. It's become crystal clear that any "morality" he showed before was just an act. A performance. Him behaving as he believed was required. Trump freed him to finally be who it really is.

And as such he's perfectly fine with assaulting a 72 year old that was escorting a patient to receive legal care. That's the Jeff of today. And when confronted with the Rights support of anti-abortionists that have killed, bombed, harassed, murdered those that have been providing legal care to women? He spews out his vindictive nonsense of "they were only protesting."

Just like January 6th was just a little protest.

#32 | Posted by YAV at 2022-10-04 08:33 AM | Reply

#30. Did he set any buildings on fire? You are getting into Snoofy territory with your equivocations.

#33 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-10-04 01:02 PM | Reply

"Did he set any buildings on fire?"

Did he break the law?
Is he a violent criminal?

#34 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-10-04 01:05 PM | Reply

" And as such he's perfectly fine with assaulting a 72 year old that was escorting a patient to receive legal care"

Your proof of that is what, exactly?

And even if that is what happened does that justify a 20 member SWAT team barging into his house to arrest him over a year after the incident ocurred and after local authorities declined to prosecute?

That is some fascist crap right there. No wonder you and JPW are cheering it.

#35 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-10-04 01:06 PM | Reply

"local authorities declined to prosecute"

Was a local ordinance violated?

#36 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-10-04 01:07 PM | Reply

"That is some fascist crap right there."

How come you never said what happened to Breonna Taylor was fascist crap?

???

#37 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-10-04 01:09 PM | Reply

Ready to shut up now, JeffJ?

#38 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-10-04 01:09 PM | Reply

"

"Pro-life" ----heaps often take things various degrees of too far."

How many pregnancy crisis centers have been vandalized since the Dobbs decision was leaked? Over 50. Does our DOJ label these people as domestic terrorists? Not that I've seen.

#39 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-10-04 01:09 PM | Reply

Snoofy,

Most people ignore you because you contribute almost nothing. It's pathetic.

#40 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-10-04 01:11 PM | Reply

Most people?

You.

You ignore the questions you don't want to answer.

#41 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-10-04 01:12 PM | Reply

"How many pregnancy crisis centers have been vandalized since the Dobbs decision was leaked?"

Pregnancy crisis centers perpetrate medical fraud and should be wiped off the face of the earth.

#42 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-10-04 01:13 PM | Reply

"Does our DOJ label these people as domestic terrorists?"

Should they?

Since when is vandalism terrorism?

#43 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-10-04 01:14 PM | Reply

How come you never said what happened to Breonna Taylor was fascist crap?

^
This question will never be answered.

Why? Because JeffJ is an intellectual fraud and a coward.

#44 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-10-04 01:21 PM | Reply

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