Jade Helm happened and we still have guns

An update to the takeover of Texas that happened under the guise of Operation Jade Helm 15.

Oh, wait…

Jade Helm has ended without the widespread implementation of martial law or FEMA camp round-ups.

Source: Jade Helm Concludes : snopes.com

It's only important if it can fit on a t-shirt.

It’s only important if it can fit on a t-shirt.

Yep, we still got guns and people getting killed by them every day. Good for you, Gov. Abbott of Texas. How much money and energy did you spend freaking the hell out over imaginary threats?

The exercise ended September 14.

You know, why didn’t they call Jade Helm outrage a false flag? Maybe these people at the town meeting were all ACTORS! It was orchestrated to make Texas look like a bunch of crackpots. That kind of worked.

It all looks so silly now.

  22 comments for “Jade Helm happened and we still have guns

  1. Steve
    September 16, 2015 at 9:00 PM

    Love the shirt!

  2. skeptictmac57
    September 16, 2015 at 9:20 PM

    I made a prediction at the beginning of this, that when it was all over, and it was obvious that nothing happened, that the bozos that were arming and whipping themselves into a frenzy, would all pat themselves on the back for ‘preventing’ all of the crazy nonsense that they were banging on about.
    Haven’t seen it yet, but look for the ‘hero’ narrative to emerge soon. And if not, unlike them, I will gladly say ‘I was wrong’.

  3. Grumpy
    September 16, 2015 at 9:28 PM

    That’s what _they_ want you to believe. The State has been taken over, but life goes on as usual as a _cover-up_.
    Wake up, sheeple, &c.

  4. Graham
    September 16, 2015 at 9:47 PM

    Actually what I’ve been hearing is that martial law was imposed but no one noticed because of the NFL season….

  5. September 16, 2015 at 10:19 PM

    We did a story from the alternate universe where Jade Helm took place on Virtual Skeptics tonight. My name is a link to the vid.

  6. Omxqru
    September 16, 2015 at 10:32 PM

    I hate to point this out, but the US gummint has jurisdiction over Texas. Jade Helms or whatever porn star senator’s name you wanna invoke.

  7. Chris
    September 17, 2015 at 12:24 AM

    Create a podcast version and I will listen.

  8. Bill T.
    September 17, 2015 at 1:49 AM

    You predicted that there would be no repercussions to the citizens of Texas as a result of the operation? Have you had your psy quotient tested? ;-D

  9. Bill T.
    September 17, 2015 at 1:52 AM

    I guess that your comment is not directed at the DN editor?

  10. skeptictmac57
    September 17, 2015 at 9:18 AM

    I am working with Daryl Bem as we speak. 😉

  11. rhapakatui
    September 17, 2015 at 9:58 AM

    I’m sorry. I still can’t see the problem with sending the Texas State Guard to observe and report on something that was freaking out the loonies. They are paid by the state to do drills *99.9% of their time.

    The US military was training in our state. Conspiracy nuts had every intention of screwing with them. Conspiracy nuts showed up to the training sights. Some of them were (legally) armed.

    Keeping those people pacified so they wouldn’t interrupt the training exercises that are very important to our national security seems like a perfect use for the Texas State Guard.

    *statistic made up for dramatic effect

  12. rhapakatui
    September 17, 2015 at 11:03 AM

    In case anyone else is interested. Here is a link to the letter from Governor Abbott to Major General Betty of the State Guard. It’s quite short and to the point with a nice nod to the US Military at the end.

    link to gov.texas.gov

  13. busterggi (Bob Jase)
    September 17, 2015 at 11:09 AM

    Actually all the real guns were confiscated and clever identical substitutes were left in their place. These will explode when someone tries to use them so better get rid of them all!

  14. rhapakatui
    September 17, 2015 at 11:45 AM

    I’m typically more disappointed when I try to use my guns and nothing explodes.

    I’d get rid of them, but those rabbits and squirrels are so darned quick. I just can’t quite catch ’em.

  15. Eric
    September 17, 2015 at 2:29 PM

    I’d just love to know if the governor actually believed in any of the nutty conspiracy stuff or if he was just pandering to the wackos?

    I think there are a lot of other things that Texas can do with the guard. Wasn’t there terrible floods in tx during this time. How about deploying those assets to help with cleanup / reconstruction instead of monitoring our own troops!!

  16. Max
    September 17, 2015 at 3:17 PM

    Agreed. I saw a police car this morning. Clear evidence of martial law.

  17. Phil
    September 17, 2015 at 8:41 PM

    Because it costs money. I’m guessing several million just to allay the fears of the fringe. I sets a terrible precedent. Even if you justify the expense by making it the required time for training for the Texas national guard, the governor can now be forced to call them out for any nonsense. Texas won’t be republican for long, and I don’t think we want to see the democratic governor calling out the guard for imaginary armed insurrection by president Trump.

  18. Bill T.
    September 18, 2015 at 2:23 PM

    🙂

  19. rhapakatui
    September 18, 2015 at 8:03 PM

    He didn’t call on the Texas national guard. He called the Texas state guard to act as a direct line to him. We have our own military here.

    The governor didn’t call them out to oppose the US military. He sent them to observe and report the situation. He never publicly said that he suspected anything nefarious from our national government that I’ve seen.

    There was a real potential for an incident between the idiot civilians and the military doing their job. He used his resources to prevent that. Nothing bad happened. No extra money was spent that I’ve seen. Our state government is extremely transparent. If I’m wrong, you can easily prove it.

    I’d hope any state would react the same way. Just because the people question were wrong doesn’t mean they should be ignored. Sending a military force to oppose them would have almost definitely caused an incident. Sending a group of mostly veterans to communicate with the military and placate the loonies was the best possible move in my book.

  20. rhapakatui
    September 18, 2015 at 8:05 PM

    They were there. Texas takes care of its own. The floods were a tragedy with actual loss of life. They were not neglected.

  21. Omxqru
    September 19, 2015 at 9:47 PM

    No, directed more at the, ah, brilliant people in Texas.

  22. One Eyed Jack
    September 21, 2015 at 12:05 PM

    There was a real potential for an incident between the idiot civilians and the military doing their job. He used his resources to prevent that.

    So, to soothe a fringe portion of the citizenry that is paranoid about a military exercise, the governor sent more military? It’s like saying, “toss me that can of gasoline so I can put out this campfire.” Sorry, that dog don’t hunt.

    The problem with sending the Guard to observe or do anything is that it lends legitimacy to the conspiracy theorists. The US military is capable of protecting itself. Sending the Guard only served to legitimize fears and potentially inflame the situation.

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