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Home - by - January 12, 2013 - 12:05 America/New_York - 11 Comments

Some moronic site named Jalopnik has “blown the lid off of Guantanamo Bay.” Wait until you hear what they uncovered, your blood will BOIL!!!! Boil, I’m telling you.

Did you know that the military base has a Go Kart track!!

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Yep. And they have a VOLLEYBALL COURT and a Bowling Alley and a STARBUCKS!!!

You know what else they have, moron? They have the INABILITY TO GO OFF BASE. They are in CUBA, idiot. They have to create a livable world right there on base property.

To make matters worse, the author of the piece had to do an update to his story -

(UPDATE: Jesse, a reader formerly based at Guantanamo, points out that much of the funding for the track came from base stores and fundraisers.)

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Here’s another site I’m not linking to. Not a penny in revenue will I send them.

 

» 11 Comments

  1. CrustyB

    January 12th, 2013

    Wait till they find out about the USO shows! Top military brass will be forced to resign by the boatloads!!

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  2. Plain Jane

    January 12th, 2013

    Another argument for capital punishment – after waterboarding.

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  3. Claudia

    January 12th, 2013

    At first glance I thought this was for the detainees! Then I realized that they were wearing military uniforms. Whew, my blood pressure nearly spiked!

    Good for them.

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  4. Diann

    January 12th, 2013

    Who gives a rats ass?!

    What perks do those prisoners, you know, the freaking terrorists get?!

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  5. Hawaiian

    January 12th, 2013

    Lemme get this straight. We taxpayers dropped $750K on a new soccer field for the jihadi scumbag inmates and these dbags are whining about privately funded recreation for soldiers? I’ve read my last Jalopnik story.

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  6. judgeroybean

    January 12th, 2013

    If we treated the muslim prisoners the way muslim prisoners treat non muslim prisoners, we could save enough money to buy our BELOVED MARINES an Indy track.

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  7. Ohio Dan

    January 12th, 2013

    I was stationed at Gitmo in the sixties. There was damn little to do. You could walk thru cactus to the top of a hill and look across the mine fields and concertina wire at the Cubans. You could catch a flick, there was an Officer club and a NCO club. As I was a PFC, I could not avail myself of all those wonderful amenities. I did get one opportunity to get off base. I got to go out for a day in a very sall diesel powered sub. The cook was an ass. Let’s keep taking care of our troops. They have a tough job.

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  8. Tracy

    January 12th, 2013

    We were there in GITMO for three months in the late 70′s and recall there was some beautiful coastline albeit restrictive and short. Snorkeling lost it’s charm real fast. Drinking wasn’t even, to the best I remember, a diversion. The whole place had a cooped up vibe. I was there for a real short time too.

    All Amercians stationed here, especially having such scumbag fanatics around constantly, or any other out of the way assignment, earn deservedly anything resembling a perk. A go-cart course is a real small start.

    The way our government wastes money on lots of real dumb s#!+ it’s ridiculous, how anything for ‘Our People’ is ever an issue. Already there’s been money wasted, and we’re barely into 2012, on total anti-American agenda. Jalopnik joins the list of places to avoid like the plague, and that’s a long list.

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  9. Navigator

    January 12th, 2013

    And a softball field too. I hit a homerun there in front of our brass during one of our stops back in 1994. After being out at sea for 6 weeks, it was nice to mix it up and actually get very little time to play.

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  10. Rio

    January 12th, 2013

    I was station at NAS Gitmo in the sixties, actually during the Missile Cisis. Was at Leeward Point, even more isolated than Main Side.

    You’re right Ohio Dan, not much to do except drink beer at the Beer Garden, go to the outdoor flick, or head to the beech. The only radio station was on the base and the choice of programing was limited. With an improvised antenna was able to pick up Jamaica on the AM band.

    Gitmo was classified as preferred Sea Duty. Looked forward to mail call, but not food in the galley which was pretty bad.. was happy to be on the MATS flight out on my last day there.

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  11. Twellsy

    January 12th, 2013

    Was there in the 70′s and remember the ball field. But I also remember a couple EM clubs and you could rent fishing boats at the marina. I also remember a shipmate who did nothing but drink alcohol and didn’t eat the wole time we were there. He puked up green bile on one of the main roads. Good times. Good times.

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