Allen West, Former U.S. Rep. From South Florida, Gets Tea Party Tattoo in West Palm

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@AcesHighTattooShop via Instagram
"Molon Labe." It's a Greek phrase well-known to Army folk. It means "come and take it," and it's what King Leonidas supposedly told Xerxes before the Battle of Sparta. The slogan, which was used during the Texas Revolution, is also popular among Second Amendment activists today.

Military members, separatists, and gun nuts. What do these people have in common? Many of them probably watch Fox News, where former U.S. Rep. Allen West commentates. And as of yesterday, the Palm Beach Gardens resident will have something up his sleeve other than Tea Party rhetoric. He got the conservative motto permanently etched on his forearm yesterday at Ace's High Tattoo in West Palm.

"I said to take a pic with him," says John Wylie, the shop's owner. "I expected people to talk shit, but we do it with anybody who comes in that's notable."

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@AcesHighTattooShop via Instagram
West has mentioned the Battle of Thermopylae before. Last year, he compared the battle against Obamacare to the fight featured in the movie 300 and referenced in the cult classic The Warriors.Wylie says comments on Instagram were mixed, with some people railing against the conservative politician and others saying, "He's awesome." Many, though, seem to be in support of the politician getting some conservative ink. "No fucking way he got molon labe?!" wrote one commenter. "YES THERE'S HOPE."

West reportedly came into Ace's High with a printed-out picture and no one in the shop knew what it meant. Wylie, the owner, was not there at the time but was told by his employees that the former adviser to the National Afghan Army was "very nice."

Soldiers have testified that when West served in Iraq, he fired a gun near the head of an Iraqi police officer as an intimidation tactic. He was charged with assault in military court, was fined $5,000, and is not considered a war criminal. When asked if he would have acted differently, he testified, "If it's about the lives of my soldiers at stake, I'd go through hell with a gasoline can."

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LibertyNotHypocrisy
LibertyNotHypocrisy

People need to do some damn research on the Gadsden Flag and Molon Labe. Stop assuming they automatically have to do with the Tea Party because there is a lot of history there that has nothing to do with some political party! 

dr888
dr888

Colonel West received non judicial punishment and was ultimately issued a letter of reprimand from his CO and was allowed to retire.The facts the MSM conveniently left out was that the colonel had reported himself to his chain-of-command for firing a pistol near the head of an Iraqi spy who had been employed by the Army.The tactic worked, and the prisoner divulged plans for an upcoming attack that likely would have cost many American lives.

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rebeccapdalton

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KennyPowersII
KennyPowersII topcommenter

West continues to roam around in his own private fractured universe.

riverrat69
riverrat69 topcommenter

@andyinbucuresti 

You teabagging morons never cease to amaze with your ignorance and stupidity. The libs elected the black guy in the White House. They are the racists only in the minds of you frightwingnuts.

dr888
dr888

Sorry but Col. West's universe is not fractured. He lives in Realville where evil DOES exist, government IS the growing internal enemy and Islamo Fascists appear to be the protected step-children of our existing president.

andyinbucuresti
andyinbucuresti

@riverrat69 @andyinbucuresti 

Stupid little libturd...we are just giving you a taste of your own medicine. 

Ha ha!


riverrat69
riverrat69 topcommenter

@dr888 You're a birther nut. You don't live in Realville.  Get a fuckin' life.

riverrat69
riverrat69 topcommenter

@andyinbucuresti

Ha Ha asshole. Your black douchebag is the guy that isn't in the White House. No get back to your day job polishing Kock Bros knobs.

dr888
dr888

If that's the only argument you can offer then you're an epic fail! Keep it up, you're only providing further evidence that liberalism is indeed a mental disorder.  Now go to bed, you have school in the morning.......LOL!

riverrat69
riverrat69 topcommenter

@dr888 Your asshole reply proves you are a real out of reality birther nut. Allen Asshole West lost, that's a FAIL, moron. But you can keep sucking his dick.

dr888
dr888

I appreciate your well thought out, intelligent reply to my comment.  It merely reinforces our arguments that the leftist political spectrum is now controlled by foul mouthed, ignorant adolescents such as you who are too absorbed in their video games to realize the destruction your own president Obama is causing to this country.  Since I'm sceptical of you offering any legitimate argument to my claims, I await your anticipated foul mouthed tirade...............LOL!

riverrat69
riverrat69 topcommenter

@dr888 OK. Short and to the point.  Now go back to your day job polishing Kock Bros knobs.

dr888
dr888

I love this conversation, keep it coming bro!  Once you've dug your hole deep enough that you can't climb out, don't worry, I'll drop the ladder down to you......LOL!

dr888
dr888

What, no foul mouthed profanity?  Apparently your mother discovered your online postings and washed your mouth out with the needed soap.........LOL!

Checkmate!

riverrat69
riverrat69 topcommenter

@dr888 Teabagging asshole. All the profanity in one package.

dr888
dr888

HaHaHaHaHa...........I love it!

riverrat69
riverrat69 topcommenter

@dr888 Not as much as your daily dose of Kock Bros jizz.

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