Tank McNamara by Bill Hinds

Tank McNamara

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  1. Jimmy Hopkins

    Jimmy Hopkins GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Might make for good drill instructors, but then again my knowledge of military training comes solely from Full Metal Jacket and An Officer and a Gentleman.

  2. Bill Hinds

    Bill Hinds GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I thought Walmart seemed less friendly lately. How about those professional people shovers in the Japanese train stations–do they still have those?

  3. sarah413

    sarah413 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Read where Rice is now coaching a girls youth basketball team.

  4. Tetonbil

    Tetonbil GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Yeah,….I recognize these guys from military school circa mid to late sixties. “Old Cadets” (having been in school for a year), hazing “New Cadets”, or as they were called, “Rats”. It only last 1 year, then you become an old cadet. And the circle repeats. Charming, it is the basis for all military training.

  5. mabrndt

    mabrndt GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @sarah413

    Yes, and the guy, who leaked the video to the media that got Rice fired, is reportedly being investigated by the FBI, for trying to extort $950,000 from Rutgers, before leaking it.

  6. BobBlumenfeld

    BobBlumenfeld said, over 3 years ago

    @mabrndt

    That neither excuses nor nullifies what was on the tapes, though, does it?

  7. Jimmy Hopkins

    Jimmy Hopkins GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    How true that is. And thank you for your service!

  8. mabrndt

    mabrndt GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @BobBlumenfeld

    What does that have to do with what I posted?

  9. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, over 3 years ago

    I’ve been waiting for Tank to tackle this one! I thought it was hilarious.

  10. Paul A

    Paul A GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    If they’re picking on Ed Crankshaft they could have their hands full!

  11. Linguist

    Linguist said, over 3 years ago

    Bil, hearken back to those days of yesteryear – to the days of Woody Hayes, Frank Kush, Bobby Knight, and even the “sainted” Bear Bryant. Verbal and sometimes physical abuse was accepted and tolerated in sports and ( much as it pains me to agree with Guard SGT on anything ), in the military.
    Neither my coaches nor my D.I.‘s in the Army were warm and fuzzy types. Unlike today, they were not restricted and definitely, not politically correct. They were there to train young men and save lives.
    In truth, I probably would go to jail or be sued for verbal or physical abuse today, for the way I operated as a narcotics detective and then a juvenile officer back in the early 70’s. Times have changed and fortunately we have changed, as well. But, when I was under extreme combat conditions, the screaming epithets from good old Sgt. Gutman rang in my memory and did, on more than one occasion, save my bacon and the lives of my guys, so I never had to " pay the butcher bill" !

  12. skibum70

    skibum70 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Bet they booted your butt out!

  13. Linguist

    Linguist said, over 3 years ago

    On that I can agree.
    But remember, although you are a bit younger than I am, we came out of a different era, where a cuff across the ear by a teacher ( nuns in my case ) or a parent or grandparent,coach or even the beat cop was to be expected if you crossed the line. Yet we respected, loved and even feared these grown ups. Fear was a good motivator but much more important was the love and respect that these mentors imbued in us.
    BTW I only disagree with you on certain political viewpoints, not on what experience has taught us both.

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