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Tampa´s Wisteria Lane: Inside the Florida
base where Petraeus and his generals
held ´wild parties every night´

Daily Mail [UK], by Snejana Farberov

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 11/17/2012 10:45:36 PM

The Tampa, Florida, military base that has gained notoriety for its connection to General David Petraeus´ sex scandal has been compared to Wisteria Lane from the show Desperate Housewives where out-of-control parties with top brass are a nightly occurrence, and where social climbing is a favorite pastime. Those visiting MacDill Air Force Base for the first time will likely be surprised to see the sprawling bayfront homes with covered porches, the upscale gym, golf course, boat rentals and other trappings of the good life that bear little resemblance to nearly any other military outpost.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Patriot Forever, 11/17/2012 11:22:32 PM     (No. 9021338)

In addition, a reserved grave site at Arlington is a really good perk.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: miceal, 11/17/2012 11:44:34 PM     (No. 9021363)

BeeEss! I don´t believe this for a minute. You WILL NOT paint the entire Senior Leadership with that broad brush. Small steps, small bites, and facts.....

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Reply 3 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/17/2012 11:47:04 PM     (No. 9021365)

Lower class Brit rag getting its anti-American licks in.

Pass.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Elvira, 11/17/2012 11:53:52 PM     (No. 9021375)

Good grief!!! Should this be true while our sons and daughters are being maimed and slaughtered as this bebauchery goes on! May they all pay the price of what they´ve done ten fold!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Lalo, 11/18/2012 12:07:17 AM     (No. 9021382)

Are you kidding? The U.S. gets much better press from the Daily Mail, in general, than from any mainstream American paper.

On another topic - flipping through the photo stream, it struck me that, as much as I sympathize with her, the good wife of Gen. Petraeus didn´t seem to be trying at all to keep her husband in terms of dressing for him and making an effort to look attractive. Not that it excuses him from making a fool of himself and bringing rack & ruin on his family and botching the Petraeus for Prez scenario so dismally.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 11/18/2012 12:08:01 AM     (No. 9021384)

Your tax dollars at work. If only Benghazi was as interesting to reporters or they dug that deep into Zippy´s personal life.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 11/18/2012 12:20:04 AM     (No. 9021395)

#3, At first glance it might seem that way. But giving it a second read there are examples showing it was US sources who provided the information, from an Obama administration official to quotes from St. Petersburg PI Jack Belich and Tampa Bay Magazine Editor Aaron Fodiman.

On balance I think the Mail runs many more positive stories about the US than the sleazy goings-on of a couple of generals.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: fiddle ed, 11/18/2012 12:38:28 AM     (No. 9021403)

Do these sisters have something wrong with their necks? Every posed photo is crooked at a 45 degree creepy angle. And, there is a marked resemblance of Jill to Little Richard. She could do his act at Disneyworld.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: balogreene, 11/18/2012 12:41:59 AM     (No. 9021405)

There are military bases on water, Jacksonville, Groton, Norfolk, etc. their biggest brass get the nicest homes, on the water. All employees have access to the amenities on base. Even the guys who live off base. What´s horrible here is the people in command, not how American bases are structured. By the way, there are bases in every state, some in not as nice places as this. But they still have amenities.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Emerson, 11/18/2012 12:52:43 AM     (No. 9021409)

Obama: "Look, Michelle, we´ve got the conservatives going against their dear military leaders. Wouldn´t Saul be proud of us?"

Michelle: "Like, you know, Buh-rock, you are just so cool!"

Obama: "Now, who shall we go after next? This was easier than I thought."

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Reply 11 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 11/18/2012 1:59:58 AM     (No. 9021438)

The article does not say that Petraeus and his generals held wild parties every night.

Bringing in a reference to the fictional TV program creates the impression that there are wild parties every night at MacDill. This is a case of very bad writing skills and the failure of readers to find their way through the slop.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: KTWO, 11/18/2012 2:03:08 AM     (No. 9021439)

Best to not rush judgement about this. Let the news about MacDill social activities and what generals were doing what emerge.

All of it, including the warts, whatever the fact prove to be. I sure can´t know. Few of us can.

The DM at least will report inconvenient stories. It is mad about royals, fawns over some celebrities, and adores their clothes but once you get past that it has some good, and I believe, usually fair coverage.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 11/18/2012 4:13:30 AM     (No. 9021465)

Totally BS article. The photos show base housing not atypical of any other installation. Upscale gym? Found on every base worldwide (some have more than one!) and the equipment is purchased with Non-Appropriated Funds (i.e., NOT tax dollars). Boat rentals? SCUBA lessons? Ditto, for any base located on the water. Here´s a dirty little secret you can investigate, Snejana: Air Force bases in the Rockies rent SKIING equipment to the troops.

Sorry, but McDill AFB is NOT Randy Cunningham´s Dukestir.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: suedotsue, 11/18/2012 4:29:53 AM     (No. 9021469)

Our military is as much a mess as every other part of the US. We aren´t fighting any wars, just doing diversity training, forcing men to wear fake bellies and attend classes to learn how pregnant women feel. The back of Jill Kelley´s house was piled high with garbage, the driveway in back cracked and overgrown with weeds. She and her husband are the subject of several lawsuits, are essentially bankrupt and a few million in debt. Ms. Kelley is obviously not mentally competent. If you´re broke, you get a job that pays something so you can pay your debts. Our military is spending time with mental cases and elevated one, Ms. Kelley, to honorary consul of South Korea.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: judy, 11/18/2012 8:52:57 AM     (No. 9021705)

Military, secret service, homeland security, epa...the most ethical administration in history...

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Reply 16 - Posted by: LanieLou, 11/18/2012 12:31:30 PM     (No. 9022108)

McDill is no luxurious place... pile o crock; What I am waiting for is Broadwells expose´ on how the Kelly´s were hired by Barry to get the generals in compromising situations & destroy their reps.

Kelly had access to the base originally thru a WH contact who got her state dept clearance. Her brother in law is a big time Muslim Brotherhood fundraiser for Hamas...

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