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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #1725 on: June 22, 2022, 03:37:46 PM »
I wish you know wingnuts had the balls to start your boogaloo, because then it'll be legal to do what I'd like to...

Oh, snoochie-booches. You can wear your signed MAGA hat and masturbate furiously over a copy of The Communist Manifesto whenever you want. It is still a free country!

  You know what he is NOT going to do?  10 push ups or jog a mile.  I get wanting to get some aggression out, but people who are terrible at violence acting as if they wish to engage in it wholesale always makes me just shake my head.

Battlemaster is your stereotypical basement dwelling gamma male whose desire to commit violence is only matched by his inability to commit such violence. It is a form of impotence.

That's always the way it is.  Combat vets (and I don't count myself one since my activities consisted of sneaking around underwater rather than getting shot at on a personal level) always seem to just want to get left alone while those who've never had any real hardship seem to want engage in it all the time.  The left usually engages in a taunt-run away-cry when caught and beaten routine.  If they continue pushing those who know violence hrough the door of deciding they need to take out the trash, the left will learn about violence right quick

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« Reply #1726 on: June 22, 2022, 03:40:17 PM »
I wish you know wingnuts had the balls to start your boogaloo, because then it'll be legal to do what I'd like to...

Oh, snoochie-booches. You can wear your signed MAGA hat and masturbate furiously over a copy of The Communist Manifesto whenever you want. It is still a free country!

  You know what he is NOT going to do?  10 push ups or jog a mile.  I get wanting to get some aggression out, but people who are terrible at violence acting as if they wish to engage in it wholesale always makes me just shake my head.

Battlemaster is your stereotypical basement dwelling gamma male whose desire to commit violence is only matched by his inability to commit such violence. It is a form of impotence.

That's always the way it is.  Combat vets (and I don't count myself one since my activities consisted of sneaking around underwater rather than getting shot at on a personal level) always seem to just want to get left alone while those who've never had any real hardship seem to want engage in it all the time.  The left usually engages in a taunt-run away-cry when caught and beaten routine.  If they continue pushing those who know violence hrough the door of deciding they need to take out the trash, the left will learn about violence right quick

  The funny part is, they often run straight to the police...even in situations where they might be rioting about the police.

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« Reply #1727 on: June 22, 2022, 03:50:39 PM »
Combat vets (and I don't count myself one since my activities consisted of sneaking around underwater rather than getting shot at on a personal level) always seem to just want to get left alone while those who've never had any real hardship seem to want engage in it all the time. 

  I assume a submarine....and maybe we have discussed this on another thread...but Nuc?  I get confused because the forum seems to have a substantial population of them, and I can not remember all of them separately anymore.

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« Reply #1728 on: June 22, 2022, 11:11:09 PM »

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« Reply #1729 on: June 23, 2022, 12:05:12 AM »
So, guess after about a year or so of occasionally skimming these boards I'm finally crawling out of the woodwork to post here now that the January 6th hearings are up and running, and this thread about RPG.net is talking about the actual event with a lively debate on both sides, while RPG.net seems more or less silent on the subject. I feel like there's something to be said for the fact that even in a political subforum dedicated to Pundit's interests with a right for him to close threads and cetera (which I have seldom if ever seen abused), there's more freedom to debate and discuss than on RPG.net. I think they probably wouldn't talk about the hearings or the event even within an rpg context, not that they typically limit themselves or their posting interests to such a context. In part because to them anything with Trump in it is already a settled debate where you are in the wrong if you say anything even slightly supportive of the right or his administration, even though that seems kinda like the contagion heuristic. Also, to most of the American public this whole discussion is not yet over, and I feel like it does the whole nation and our ability to talk to one another and learn things a disservice when conversation is censored and silenced like that. I'll admit that I'm less far to the right, if right wing at all, compared to many on this server, but that doesn't give them the right to cut you out of the conversation. Let's be grateful we can actually have discussions here, unlike there. 

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« Reply #1730 on: June 23, 2022, 12:13:51 AM »
This is what you guys just described as "let into a public building, wandered about, and harmed no one. "

No rational human being can watch what happened and honestly pretend they were let into the building, and just wandered about and harmed no one.


 
   Though I agree with your statement here.....the statement they harmed no one is as true as you acting as if they murdered someone.

We can agree to disagree on whether the guy who stroked out after getting his head beat in was murder or not. I don't think we can disagree that they were "let in" to the capital and just "wandered about and harmed no one." If Antifa had done what's shown in that video, you guys wouldn't dream of describing it that way.

    Do not say "guys" as I did not describe it that way.  I just said you are full of shit about the murder angle (and the M.E. and apparently the DA agree with me ...https://www.cbsnews.com/news/brian-sicknick-capitol-riot-died-natural-causes/)  and you are.    You want to compare trespass and vandalism with murder and arson.

There is no question they directly intentionally injured police officers. There is no question they did a huge amount of damage. They attacked police. Many were sent to the hospital with real injuries from real violent attacks. There isn't any way to see what happened in those videos, and pretend it's not along the same level as antifa stuff. It's just plain bullshit to pretend otherwise and claim they were "let in" and just "wandered the halls without harming anyone". It's NOT just trespass and vandalism.

    But did not commit murder.  You keep obfuscating or pretending they did.  Did NOT commit murder.  Which Antifa did.  as well as arson.   I also want to revoke the person's card who built that gallows...do they not teach shop class anymore?

They beat a cop over the head with a fire extinguisher and pepper sprayed him in the face. He limped out of there, returned to his precinct, had multiple strokes and died. Coroner said beating him over the head and pepper spray was a contributing factor to his death but not the only factor. You can call that whatever you want, but I feel certain if Antifa does that you wouldn't be trying to minimize it like you're doing now.

You talking about Sicknick?

https://www.npr.org/2021/04/19/988876722/capitol-police-officer-brian-sicknick-died-of-natural-causes-medical-examiner-ru

From the medical examiner, “all that transpired played a role in his condition."

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« Reply #1731 on: June 23, 2022, 12:30:46 AM »
This is what you guys just described as "let into a public building, wandered about, and harmed no one. "

No rational human being can watch what happened and honestly pretend they were let into the building, and just wandered about and harmed no one.


 
   Though I agree with your statement here.....the statement they harmed no one is as true as you acting as if they murdered someone.

We can agree to disagree on whether the guy who stroked out after getting his head beat in was murder or not. I don't think we can disagree that they were "let in" to the capital and just "wandered about and harmed no one." If Antifa had done what's shown in that video, you guys wouldn't dream of describing it that way.

    Do not say "guys" as I did not describe it that way.  I just said you are full of shit about the murder angle (and the M.E. and apparently the DA agree with me ...https://www.cbsnews.com/news/brian-sicknick-capitol-riot-died-natural-causes/)  and you are.    You want to compare trespass and vandalism with murder and arson.

There is no question they directly intentionally injured police officers. There is no question they did a huge amount of damage. They attacked police. Many were sent to the hospital with real injuries from real violent attacks. There isn't any way to see what happened in those videos, and pretend it's not along the same level as antifa stuff. It's just plain bullshit to pretend otherwise and claim they were "let in" and just "wandered the halls without harming anyone". It's NOT just trespass and vandalism.

    But did not commit murder.  You keep obfuscating or pretending they did.  Did NOT commit murder.  Which Antifa did.  as well as arson.   I also want to revoke the person's card who built that gallows...do they not teach shop class anymore?

They beat a cop over the head with a fire extinguisher and pepper sprayed him in the face. He limped out of there, returned to his precinct, had multiple strokes and died. Coroner said beating him over the head and pepper spray was a contributing factor to his death but not the only factor. You can call that whatever you want, but I feel certain if Antifa does that you wouldn't be trying to minimize it like you're doing now.

You talking about Sicknick?

https://www.npr.org/2021/04/19/988876722/capitol-police-officer-brian-sicknick-died-of-natural-causes-medical-examiner-ru

From the medical examiner, “all that transpired played a role in his condition."

So you are talking about Sicknick. I'd like to see your evidence that he was "beat over the head with a fire extinguisher".
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« Reply #1732 on: June 23, 2022, 07:07:54 AM »
I wish you know wingnuts had the balls to start your boogaloo, because then it'll be legal to do what I'd like to...

Oh, snoochie-booches. You can wear your signed MAGA hat and masturbate furiously over a copy of The Communist Manifesto whenever you want. It is still a free country!

  You know what he is NOT going to do?  10 push ups or jog a mile.  I get wanting to get some aggression out, but people who are terrible at violence acting as if they wish to engage in it wholesale always makes me just shake my head.

Battlemaster is your stereotypical basement dwelling gamma male whose desire to commit violence is only matched by his inability to commit such violence. It is a form of impotence.

That's always the way it is.  Combat vets (and I don't count myself one since my activities consisted of sneaking around underwater rather than getting shot at on a personal level) always seem to just want to get left alone while those who've never had any real hardship seem to want engage in it all the time.  The left usually engages in a taunt-run away-cry when caught and beaten routine.  If they continue pushing those who know violence hrough the door of deciding they need to take out the trash, the left will learn about violence right quick

  The funny part is, they often run straight to the police...even in situations where they might be rioting about the police.

Tommy by Rudyard Kipling always comes to mind. Almost 130 years old and it still rings true.

I went into a public 'ouse to get a pint o' beer,
The publican 'e up an' sez, " We serve no red-coats here."
The girls be'ind the bar they laughed an' giggled fit to die,
I outs into the street again an' to myself sez I:
O it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' " Tommy, go away " ;
But it's " Thank you, Mister Atkins," when the band begins to play
The band begins to play, my boys, the band begins to play,
O it's " Thank you, Mister Atkins," when the band begins to play. 

I went into a theatre as sober as could be,
They gave a drunk civilian room, but 'adn't none for me;
They sent me to the gallery or round the music-'alls,
But when it comes to fightin', Lord! they'll shove me in the stalls!
For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' " Tommy, wait outside ";
But it's " Special train for Atkins " when the trooper's on the tide
The troopship's on the tide, my boys, the troopship's on the tide,
O it's " Special train for Atkins " when the trooper's on the tide. 

Yes, makin' mock o' uniforms that guard you while you sleep
Is cheaper than them uniforms, an' they're starvation cheap.
An' hustlin' drunken soldiers when they're goin' large a bit
Is five times better business than paradin' in full kit.
Then it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an` Tommy, 'ow's yer soul? "
But it's " Thin red line of 'eroes " when the drums begin to roll
The drums begin to roll, my boys, the drums begin to roll,
O it's " Thin red line of 'eroes, " when the drums begin to roll.

We aren't no thin red 'eroes, nor we aren't no blackguards too,
But single men in barricks, most remarkable like you;
An' if sometimes our conduck isn't all your fancy paints,
Why, single men in barricks don't grow into plaster saints;
While it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an` Tommy, fall be'ind,"
But it's " Please to walk in front, sir," when there's trouble in the wind
There's trouble in the wind, my boys, there's trouble in the wind,
O it's " Please to walk in front, sir," when there's trouble in the wind.

You talk o' better food for us, an' schools, an' fires, an' all:
We'll wait for extry rations if you treat us rational.
Don't mess about the cook-room slops, but prove it to our face
The Widow's Uniform is not the soldier-man's disgrace.
For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an` Chuck him out, the brute! "
But it's " Saviour of 'is country " when the guns begin to shoot;
An' it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' anything you please;
An 'Tommy ain't a bloomin' fool - you bet that Tommy sees!
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« Reply #1733 on: June 23, 2022, 07:59:02 AM »
Tommy by Rudyard Kipling always comes to mind. Almost 130 years old and it still rings true.

I went into a public 'ouse to get a pint o' beer,
The publican 'e up an' sez, " We serve no red-coats here."
The girls be'ind the bar they laughed an' giggled fit to die,
I outs into the street again an' to myself sez I:
O it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' " Tommy, go away " ;
But it's " Thank you, Mister Atkins," when the band begins to play
The band begins to play, my boys, the band begins to play,
O it's " Thank you, Mister Atkins," when the band begins to play. 

I went into a theatre as sober as could be,
They gave a drunk civilian room, but 'adn't none for me;
They sent me to the gallery or round the music-'alls,
But when it comes to fightin', Lord! they'll shove me in the stalls!
For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' " Tommy, wait outside ";
But it's " Special train for Atkins " when the trooper's on the tide
The troopship's on the tide, my boys, the troopship's on the tide,
O it's " Special train for Atkins " when the trooper's on the tide. 

Yes, makin' mock o' uniforms that guard you while you sleep
Is cheaper than them uniforms, an' they're starvation cheap.
An' hustlin' drunken soldiers when they're goin' large a bit
Is five times better business than paradin' in full kit.
Then it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an` Tommy, 'ow's yer soul? "
But it's " Thin red line of 'eroes " when the drums begin to roll
The drums begin to roll, my boys, the drums begin to roll,
O it's " Thin red line of 'eroes, " when the drums begin to roll.

We aren't no thin red 'eroes, nor we aren't no blackguards too,
But single men in barricks, most remarkable like you;
An' if sometimes our conduck isn't all your fancy paints,
Why, single men in barricks don't grow into plaster saints;
While it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an` Tommy, fall be'ind,"
But it's " Please to walk in front, sir," when there's trouble in the wind
There's trouble in the wind, my boys, there's trouble in the wind,
O it's " Please to walk in front, sir," when there's trouble in the wind.

You talk o' better food for us, an' schools, an' fires, an' all:
We'll wait for extry rations if you treat us rational.
Don't mess about the cook-room slops, but prove it to our face
The Widow's Uniform is not the soldier-man's disgrace.
For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an` Chuck him out, the brute! "
But it's " Saviour of 'is country " when the guns begin to shoot;
An' it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' anything you please;
An 'Tommy ain't a bloomin' fool - you bet that Tommy sees!
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« Reply #1734 on: June 23, 2022, 08:06:53 AM »
  I see man of culture on the internet, I expect to see it at the comment section of female pole vaulters or hurdlers competing. 

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« Reply #1735 on: June 23, 2022, 08:45:01 AM »
Combat vets (and I don't count myself one since my activities consisted of sneaking around underwater rather than getting shot at on a personal level) always seem to just want to get left alone while those who've never had any real hardship seem to want engage in it all the time. 

  I assume a submarine....and maybe we have discussed this on another thread...but Nuc?  I get confused because the forum seems to have a substantial population of them, and I can not remember all of them separately anymore.

You assume correctly...

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« Reply #1736 on: June 23, 2022, 08:56:40 AM »
This is what you guys just described as "let into a public building, wandered about, and harmed no one. "

No rational human being can watch what happened and honestly pretend they were let into the building, and just wandered about and harmed no one.


 
   Though I agree with your statement here.....the statement they harmed no one is as true as you acting as if they murdered someone.

We can agree to disagree on whether the guy who stroked out after getting his head beat in was murder or not. I don't think we can disagree that they were "let in" to the capital and just "wandered about and harmed no one." If Antifa had done what's shown in that video, you guys wouldn't dream of describing it that way.

    Do not say "guys" as I did not describe it that way.  I just said you are full of shit about the murder angle (and the M.E. and apparently the DA agree with me ...https://www.cbsnews.com/news/brian-sicknick-capitol-riot-died-natural-causes/)  and you are.    You want to compare trespass and vandalism with murder and arson.

There is no question they directly intentionally injured police officers. There is no question they did a huge amount of damage. They attacked police. Many were sent to the hospital with real injuries from real violent attacks. There isn't any way to see what happened in those videos, and pretend it's not along the same level as antifa stuff. It's just plain bullshit to pretend otherwise and claim they were "let in" and just "wandered the halls without harming anyone". It's NOT just trespass and vandalism.

    But did not commit murder.  You keep obfuscating or pretending they did.  Did NOT commit murder.  Which Antifa did.  as well as arson.   I also want to revoke the person's card who built that gallows...do they not teach shop class anymore?

They beat a cop over the head with a fire extinguisher and pepper sprayed him in the face. He limped out of there, returned to his precinct, had multiple strokes and died. Coroner said beating him over the head and pepper spray was a contributing factor to his death but not the only factor. You can call that whatever you want, but I feel certain if Antifa does that you wouldn't be trying to minimize it like you're doing now.

You talking about Sicknick?

https://www.npr.org/2021/04/19/988876722/capitol-police-officer-brian-sicknick-died-of-natural-causes-medical-examiner-ru

From the medical examiner, “all that transpired played a role in his condition."

That's a CYA statement by the ME.  "...all that transpired..." includes whether or not he smoked 2 packs a day or was undergoing medical treatment for diabetes, or if he had a bum knee from an old high school sports injury or was genetically predisposed to heart disease.

It wouldn't be any different if he stroked out the day after having run to the Krispy Kreme when the hot donuts sign came on or if he stroked out after becoming enraged at his pointy-haired boss - the guy clearly stroked out due to being overstressed which is a *medical* condition - not an assault.

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« Reply #1737 on: June 23, 2022, 11:45:04 AM »
This is what you guys just described as "let into a public building, wandered about, and harmed no one. "

No rational human being can watch what happened and honestly pretend they were let into the building, and just wandered about and harmed no one.


 
   Though I agree with your statement here.....the statement they harmed no one is as true as you acting as if they murdered someone.

We can agree to disagree on whether the guy who stroked out after getting his head beat in was murder or not. I don't think we can disagree that they were "let in" to the capital and just "wandered about and harmed no one." If Antifa had done what's shown in that video, you guys wouldn't dream of describing it that way.

    Do not say "guys" as I did not describe it that way.  I just said you are full of shit about the murder angle (and the M.E. and apparently the DA agree with me ...https://www.cbsnews.com/news/brian-sicknick-capitol-riot-died-natural-causes/)  and you are.    You want to compare trespass and vandalism with murder and arson.

There is no question they directly intentionally injured police officers. There is no question they did a huge amount of damage. They attacked police. Many were sent to the hospital with real injuries from real violent attacks. There isn't any way to see what happened in those videos, and pretend it's not along the same level as antifa stuff. It's just plain bullshit to pretend otherwise and claim they were "let in" and just "wandered the halls without harming anyone". It's NOT just trespass and vandalism.

    But did not commit murder.  You keep obfuscating or pretending they did.  Did NOT commit murder.  Which Antifa did.  as well as arson.   I also want to revoke the person's card who built that gallows...do they not teach shop class anymore?

They beat a cop over the head with a fire extinguisher and pepper sprayed him in the face. He limped out of there, returned to his precinct, had multiple strokes and died. Coroner said beating him over the head and pepper spray was a contributing factor to his death but not the only factor. You can call that whatever you want, but I feel certain if Antifa does that you wouldn't be trying to minimize it like you're doing now.

You talking about Sicknick?

https://www.npr.org/2021/04/19/988876722/capitol-police-officer-brian-sicknick-died-of-natural-causes-medical-examiner-ru

From the medical examiner, “all that transpired played a role in his condition."

That's a CYA statement by the ME.  "...all that transpired..." includes whether or not he smoked 2 packs a day or was undergoing medical treatment for diabetes, or if he had a bum knee from an old high school sports injury or was genetically predisposed to heart disease.

It wouldn't be any different if he stroked out the day after having run to the Krispy Kreme when the hot donuts sign came on or if he stroked out after becoming enraged at his pointy-haired boss - the guy clearly stroked out due to being overstressed which is a *medical* condition - not an assault.

Is your point to claim people didn't assault police that day, or just to defend against this one allegation about a guy who died? Because, again, there is no rational way to watch what happened and then claim it was peaceful and they were invited in and just wandered the halls. There is no rational way to claim they were not violent, and not assaulting people with intent to do injury.

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« Reply #1738 on: June 23, 2022, 12:19:48 PM »
Tommy by Rudyard Kipling always comes to mind. Almost 130 years old and it still rings true.

I went into a public 'ouse to get a pint o' beer,
The publican 'e up an' sez, " We serve no red-coats here."
The girls be'ind the bar they laughed an' giggled fit to die,
I outs into the street again an' to myself sez I:
O it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' " Tommy, go away " ;
But it's " Thank you, Mister Atkins," when the band begins to play
The band begins to play, my boys, the band begins to play,
O it's " Thank you, Mister Atkins," when the band begins to play. 

I went into a theatre as sober as could be,
They gave a drunk civilian room, but 'adn't none for me;
They sent me to the gallery or round the music-'alls,
But when it comes to fightin', Lord! they'll shove me in the stalls!
For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' " Tommy, wait outside ";
But it's " Special train for Atkins " when the trooper's on the tide
The troopship's on the tide, my boys, the troopship's on the tide,
O it's " Special train for Atkins " when the trooper's on the tide. 

Yes, makin' mock o' uniforms that guard you while you sleep
Is cheaper than them uniforms, an' they're starvation cheap.
An' hustlin' drunken soldiers when they're goin' large a bit
Is five times better business than paradin' in full kit.
Then it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an` Tommy, 'ow's yer soul? "
But it's " Thin red line of 'eroes " when the drums begin to roll
The drums begin to roll, my boys, the drums begin to roll,
O it's " Thin red line of 'eroes, " when the drums begin to roll.

We aren't no thin red 'eroes, nor we aren't no blackguards too,
But single men in barricks, most remarkable like you;
An' if sometimes our conduck isn't all your fancy paints,
Why, single men in barricks don't grow into plaster saints;
While it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an` Tommy, fall be'ind,"
But it's " Please to walk in front, sir," when there's trouble in the wind
There's trouble in the wind, my boys, there's trouble in the wind,
O it's " Please to walk in front, sir," when there's trouble in the wind.

You talk o' better food for us, an' schools, an' fires, an' all:
We'll wait for extry rations if you treat us rational.
Don't mess about the cook-room slops, but prove it to our face
The Widow's Uniform is not the soldier-man's disgrace.
For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an` Chuck him out, the brute! "
But it's " Saviour of 'is country " when the guns begin to shoot;
An' it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' anything you please;
An 'Tommy ain't a bloomin' fool - you bet that Tommy sees!
Ah, I see you're a man of culture as well.

Though 'The Gods of the Copybook Headings' seems more apt for this day and age.

I appreciate the compliment, but I wouldn't call myself a man of culture. I mean, I love microwave burritos too much.

'The God's of the Copybook Headings' does fit in nicely, I agree.
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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #1739 on: June 23, 2022, 12:42:50 PM »
Tommy by Rudyard Kipling always comes to mind. Almost 130 years old and it still rings true.

I went into a public 'ouse to get a pint o' beer,
The publican 'e up an' sez, " We serve no red-coats here."
The girls be'ind the bar they laughed an' giggled fit to die,
I outs into the street again an' to myself sez I:
O it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' " Tommy, go away " ;
But it's " Thank you, Mister Atkins," when the band begins to play
The band begins to play, my boys, the band begins to play,
O it's " Thank you, Mister Atkins," when the band begins to play. 

I went into a theatre as sober as could be,
They gave a drunk civilian room, but 'adn't none for me;
They sent me to the gallery or round the music-'alls,
But when it comes to fightin', Lord! they'll shove me in the stalls!
For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' " Tommy, wait outside ";
But it's " Special train for Atkins " when the trooper's on the tide
The troopship's on the tide, my boys, the troopship's on the tide,
O it's " Special train for Atkins " when the trooper's on the tide. 

Yes, makin' mock o' uniforms that guard you while you sleep
Is cheaper than them uniforms, an' they're starvation cheap.
An' hustlin' drunken soldiers when they're goin' large a bit
Is five times better business than paradin' in full kit.
Then it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an` Tommy, 'ow's yer soul? "
But it's " Thin red line of 'eroes " when the drums begin to roll
The drums begin to roll, my boys, the drums begin to roll,
O it's " Thin red line of 'eroes, " when the drums begin to roll.

We aren't no thin red 'eroes, nor we aren't no blackguards too,
But single men in barricks, most remarkable like you;
An' if sometimes our conduck isn't all your fancy paints,
Why, single men in barricks don't grow into plaster saints;
While it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an` Tommy, fall be'ind,"
But it's " Please to walk in front, sir," when there's trouble in the wind
There's trouble in the wind, my boys, there's trouble in the wind,
O it's " Please to walk in front, sir," when there's trouble in the wind.

You talk o' better food for us, an' schools, an' fires, an' all:
We'll wait for extry rations if you treat us rational.
Don't mess about the cook-room slops, but prove it to our face
The Widow's Uniform is not the soldier-man's disgrace.
For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an` Chuck him out, the brute! "
But it's " Saviour of 'is country " when the guns begin to shoot;
An' it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' anything you please;
An 'Tommy ain't a bloomin' fool - you bet that Tommy sees!
Ah, I see you're a man of culture as well.

Though 'The Gods of the Copybook Headings' seems more apt for this day and age.

I appreciate the compliment, but I wouldn't call myself a man of culture. I mean, I love microwave burritos too much.

'The God's of the Copybook Headings' does fit in nicely, I agree.

Let no man speak ill of microwave burritos.