"...do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic..."

"For the good of the Air Force, for the good of the armed services and for the good of our country, I urge you to reject convention and careerism..."
- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Maxwell AFB, April 21, 2008

"You will need to challenge conventional wisdom and call things like you see them to subordinates and superiors alike."
- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, United States Air Force Academy, March 4, 2011

Monday, July 20, 2015

Tony Carr Not Allowed to Play in the Digital PlayPen?

Oh the irony.  Tony Carr posted recently:

Here's a comment for the folks over at BaseOps.Net. I've applied for posting privileges on your forums a half dozen times over the years and never gotten an account. Frankly, I couldn't care less. That's all fine. But if you're going to have a thread that beats up on posts featured here, and if you're going to lack the balls to come here and debate an issue on the merits using your real name, then at least grant me the ability to show up and make a comment.

I appreciate you guys reading my posts. I don't appreciate your unwillingness to engage unless it's within your insular cocoon of safety where you can't be challenged by the person who made the claim you're knocking. This gives you the freedom to abandon context and say whatever the hell you want unaccountably. That may stand you in well with your AF GO bosses, but I expect more.
I don't know what the hell you guys are doing over there, but it's not upholding the memory of the man who founded your site.

Ironic in that Tony Carr started a thread about me from an Air Force Times article, and gave his opinions on your humble blogger.  When somebody asked him why I wasn't allowed to post in that thread, he lied that I was not blocked from posting there but that I simply chose not to.  When it was repeated that I could not post there, Tony went cold mic and refused to revisit the issue.

But not only does he lie to his readership about who he chooses to not allow to post on his page, he also lambasts the Digital PlayPen for doing something similar.

Those two revenue earning businesses have so much in common, you'd think they'd get along.  They are both in the business of censoring speech to sell a product.  They have both started threads about me and both have booted me when I responded.  They both tailor and delete discussions.  They are both no fans of being told that military members have a real duty to uphold their oaths to support and defend the constitution.

You'd think the two would get along like, oh I don't know, Italian and German heads of state from the 1940s who might not agree on everything, but share a basic view of freedom and rights and oaths and such.

I have to admit it's more fun that they don't get along, though.

But I expect a merger before long.  They are far too similar to let this squabble get in the way of shared goals.

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