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The WTF File - 06/25 - Military mascot gets demoted

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Can Can, Jun 25, 2006.

  1. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Mascot demoted for acting the goat on parade

    NICOSIA (Reuters) - The six-year-old mascot for a British army battalion has been demoted in disgrace for acting the goat during a parade in full view of dignitaries.

    Billy Goat has been a mascot of the First Battalion, the Royal Welsh regiment, since he was six months old and had the official rank of lance-corporal before his frisky antics during a parade marking Queen Elizabeth's official birthday earlier this month.

    The army said he had been demoted to fusilier (private) as a result of his behavior. WTF????? :dunno:

    "The goat major had a hard time keeping him in line, he was bouncing around all over the place," military spokesman Captain Crispian Coates told Reuters Saturday.

    Doubly embarrassing was Billy's refusal to obey commands in front of diplomats and army top brass, Coates said.

    "This is his first overseas tour. He has certainly not made a good start for himself."
     
  2. Resurrection_Joe

    Resurrection_Joe 1 ton status

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    I wonder if Can Can will smack me for setting up the big R
     
  3. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Are you sure this is a repost? I just pulled it off the wire today.........:confused:

    In any event, just in case, I thought it was a Really funny story.
     
  4. jarheadk5

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    Several of the Chestys ("Chesty" is the name of the official Marine Corps mascot - an English Bulldog) have been demoted over the years for bad behavior... usually related to a certain few bodily functions.
     
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    Yeah, it was in a post with fumes int he title. Who'd havE thought?

    **There, I fixed it for you, RJ!!! BTW, I can't read every single thread on here, y'know..........:deal: :crazy: :wink1: Can Can
     
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    Can Can RePosted one of my posts.



    I feel special
     
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    Maybe it happened again and the goats are organizing a protest to promote goats rights to be not led around on a leash like a circus freak.

    The above statement is not to be construed as a slam against the circus freaks of the world as it is just a metaphor that has made it's way into the common English language and it's not my fault that it did.
     
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    Obviously someone missed something...:rolleyes::D
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    So we get to see it again.:laugh:
     
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    Yep ours did at 8th Marines, He relived himself during a parade and got busted from Cpl to L/Cpl.

    On a side note the Coffee pot in my com truck was a Cpl, had a sea service w/a star, a CAR w a star and a NAM. It was kinda funny they were all painted on to it and the papers wer framed hanging in the office.:haha:
     
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    You are so polite! I'm sure the CFOTW union will be pleased.;) :D
     
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    I remember hearing a story about one of the Chesty's taking a dump in the White House, during a State function in the Bush Sr. days. Cleared the room full of diplomats in record time. Dunno if it's true or not, but it sounds funny...
     
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    I remember hearing that too
     
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    Any one know that Bugs Bunny was officially in the Marine Corps in WW II? I believe he made Staff Sergeant before his Honorable Discharge.

    John
     

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