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    Texas Jumps the Shark, Announces Annual Chris Kyle Day

    TWO years after Chris Kyle's death, and days before the man accused of killing him goes to trial, the retired Navy SEAL depicted in the blockbuster movie American Sniper received a state day in his honour.
    TEXAS Governor Greg Abbott signed a proclamation declaring February 2 "Chris Kyle Day" in Texas, where Kyle was raised and lived after serving in Iraq. Flags statewide flew at half-mast.
    "As governor, I am proclaiming this to be Chris Kyle Day, but in doing so, as Chris would have it, we are also recognising every man and woman who has ever worn the uniform of the United States Military," Abbott said.
    Abbott called Kyle - reputed to be the deadliest sniper in American history - "the face of a legion of warriors who have led the mightiest military in the history of the world".
    Four years after he retired from service, he and neighbour Chad Littlefield were shot and killed at a North Texas gun range.
    Accused in their deaths is former Marine Eddie Ray Routh, whom the two men were trying to help. Routh has been described by family as a troubled veteran who was hospitalised for mental illnesses, including post-traumatic stress disorder.
    Jury selection begins Thursday in the trial of Routh, 27, who is charged with one count of capital murder and two counts of murder.
    Some 800 people have been summoned for jury duty, said court spokeswoman Wanda Pringle, compared with the typical jury pool of 175 in Erath County.
    Finding jurors who haven't heard about Chris Kyle could prove to be difficult, said Allen Place Jr, spokesman for the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.


    Texas establishes 'Chris Kyle Day'

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    Ain't that sweet.....

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    Ignorant redneck assholes. Fucking Texas.....should have left it with the Mexicans.

    Texas now has a petition going to award Kyle the Medal of Honor.

    For what, exactly, is unclear.

    Ignorant, inbred, bottom-feeders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    Ignorant redneck assholes. Fucking Texas.....should have left it with the Mexicans.

    Texas now has a petition going to award Kyle the Medal of Honor.

    For what, exactly, is unclear.

    Ignorant, inbred, bottom-feeders.

    Had an online friend from the Lone Star State, he posted a pic of his living room setup at christmas. Along with his nice tree and fireplace I could see a gun case with about 15 rifles and counted at least 12 crucifixes on the walls and tables.
    i asked him if they won the Vampire war, he got all shitty and stopped talking to me....

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    I guess it's appropriate to ask, which Chris Kyle are we talking about?

    The borderline/or not psychopath he himself wrote about in his book who enjoyed killing people, who even begged regular Iraqis to "run across his scope" just so he could get the thrill/kill and the numbers, whether or not they were even combatants? Or the Chris Kyle constructed by Clint "let's throw lies at an empty chair and call it the president" Eastwood?
    bibo ergo sum
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    This time.

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    Well, America needs its hero. Tillman as past its sell by date!

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    Kyle was talented at what he did.

    But he went to Iraq based on a lie.

    How can the term "hero" be used to describe him?

    Texas is a weird place, as most of us know.

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    ^These days in the US, and elsewhere, the word "hero" is so overused that it no longer has any meaning at all.

    The two cops in NYC sitting in their squad car at the side of an intersection. A lunatic comes up and kills them both with a handgun. Instant "Hero". Granted, they were doing a job I would never consider doing for an instant, but "hero"? Just two average guys, earning a paycheck, shooting for the pension, who were unlucky enough to be parked in the wrong place.

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    ^ Exactly. Hero worship is out of control in America. We really need to stop putting these people up on pedestals it is just out of control.

    When someone speaks up and points this out they are accused of being traders or commies.

    Oh and Texass is a joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    ^ Exactly. Hero worship is out of control in America. We really need to stop putting these people up on pedestals it is just out of control.

    When someone speaks up and points this out they are accused of being traders or commies.

    Oh and Texass is a joke.

    Dunno about this one.
    Cops, Firefighters, EMT's paid shit to do a shit job and often put themselves in life threatening situations, especially in the US.
    Shoot a bad guy and rather than be applauded they get lawsuits and public suspicion. Sure alot of the cops are assholes, some are criminal but surely most are just decent people trying to make a living in situations that 90% of the populace couldn't imagine. It wasn't a random act, they were shot becasue of what they represented, not many people are in that boat.
    I wouldn't begrudge their families the Hero tag dying the way they did.

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    Constant lowering of the bar is an excellent way down. Sadly not the exclusive domain of the Merkins. The trend has been that way for a long time now and it shows.

    Sitting in your car, being shot and with that exceptional effort attaining hero status is now par for the course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    Ignorant redneck assholes. Fucking Texas.....should have left it with the Mexicans.


    Ignorant, inbred, bottom-feeders.
    Apart from those few minor points they're nice people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyFree View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    Ignorant redneck assholes. Fucking Texas.....should have left it with the Mexicans.


    Ignorant, inbred, bottom-feeders.
    Apart from those few minor points they're nice people.
    I wish Texass would drop off of the US and swim into the Gulf of Mexico.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by FlyFree View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    Ignorant redneck assholes. Fucking Texas.....should have left it with the Mexicans.


    Ignorant, inbred, bottom-feeders.
    Apart from those few minor points they're nice people.
    I wish Texass would drop off of the US and swim into the Gulf of Mexico.
    the mass hysteria, flag waving, crying, cheering and other collective bullshit from the vast majority of Merkins about this stupid movie and this twat sniper shows that you are in the minority. Wonder how many other states will have SNIPER DAY penned in soon? You only don't like him snubb because Chris K detested obomba... so therefore you must hate him,

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus
    cheering and other collective bullshit from the vast majority of Merkins about this stupid movie and this twat sniper shows that you are in the minority.
    Wrong as usual. You have never visited the US have you?

    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus
    You only don't like him snubb because Chris K detested obomba... so therefore you must hate him
    You are obsessed with Obama. You need to have that connection. No wonder you and the boon tard suck each other off.

    I had respect for you until you took your tin fool hat and sold the rest of us out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    Ignorant redneck assholes. Fucking Texas.....should have left it with the Mexicans.

    Texas now has a petition going to award Kyle the Medal of Honor.

    For what, exactly, is unclear.

    Ignorant, inbred, bottom-feeders.
    Killing is part of war, it was also part of law enforcement, but only a few sick bastards enjoyed it or felt proud of themselves afterwards. I never shot anyone, but 7 of our clowns who did went out and got Grim Reaper tattoos on their arms.

    I'm proud of never having shot anyone despite numerous times I legally could have and 2 incidents in which other officers fired and I did not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    Ignorant redneck assholes. Fucking Texas.....should have left it with the Mexicans.

    Texas now has a petition going to award Kyle the Medal of Honor.

    For what, exactly, is unclear.

    Ignorant, inbred, bottom-feeders.

    Had an online friend from the Lone Star State, he posted a pic of his living room setup at christmas. Along with his nice tree and fireplace I could see a gun case with about 15 rifles and counted at least 12 crucifixes on the walls and tables.
    i asked him if they won the Vampire war, he got all shitty and stopped talking to me....
    Onward Christian Soldiers.
    A much deeper accepted association then most might suspect.

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