Get your rage-o-meters plugged in. How about an “action team” that’s dedicated to sweeping the seas of America’s enemies? No way– too radical. Nope. Never happen. I wonder if the P.L.A.N. has diversity action groups? Time will tell.
A good friend, and a recently retired USAF Missile officer sent me some thoughts on the on-going troubles in the USAF missile community. No need to walk down the list of ICBM cock ups. You’ve already seen ‘em and I don’t want to list them. So what’s happening out there in the cold white north? Like Patton said, ‘a blind man could see it.’ Leadership. Capital “L” leadership. ICBM commanders don’t practice it, they don’t live it, and they don’t love it. These clowns wouldn’t know leadership if it grabbed their wife on the ass. Missileers are quality troops, smart, [...]
It is also, to an immense extent, the disease of a generation—the generation which was either young or unborn at the end of the last war. This is as true of Englishmen, Frenchmen, and Americans as of Germans. It is the disease of the so-called “lost generation.” Sometimes I think there are direct biological factors at work—a type of education, feeding, and physical training which has produced a new kind of human being with an imbalance in his nature. He has been fed vitamins and filled with energies that are beyond the capacity of his intellect to discipline. He has [...]
If one of the reasons that CAPT Honors was sacked was his use of “anti-gay slurs,” I wonder what other terms will now be purged from the lexicon… Rear Admiral (Lower Half)– all things being equal, I’d prefer to be a Rear Admiral (UPPER Half); maybe they should just go back to using “Commodore.” Rear area security– it needs to be closely monitored and tightened up! Butt stroke (both vertical and horizontal). “To the rear of the piece, fall in!”– for all you artillerymen out there. And my personal favorite– “To the rear, march!”
Pompous, self-righteous, insufferable old windbag. “During an interview set to air tonight on NBC, former President Jimmy Carter tells Brian Williams that he feels his role as an an activist in troubled parts of the world is “superior” to those of other former presidents.” Oh, yeah, one more– national disgrace.
VFR MARINE! Report for duty immediately– this hag needs a Krav Magah lesson, if you get my meaning:
A few random items for this beautiful May Friday. 1. Three for three: Petty Officer McCabe has been acquitted of slugging some boy-fucking murderer. Should have got a medal instead. (2004ROTCGrad, that’s for you, since I know you were wondering when we’d post on it.) 2. Speaking of slugging, I spent some quality range time today with MDL and a couple other Marines. I screwed the short barrel onto “Sluggo The 870″ and let fly a few. With 3-inch 12-gauge slugs, a few is enough. All in all a hell of a lot of fun. Doc H and I bought [...]
Today is the 40th Anniversary of the Kent State shooting. An interesting article in the Washington Times hints at a new angle: “Now largely forgotten, the torching of the ROTC building was the true precursor to the killings at Kent State because it triggered the deployment of the National Guard to the fevered campus. “That deployment climaxed in bloodshed on the afternoon of May 4, 1970, with the guardsmen, clad in gas masks and confronted by angry, rock-throwing students, firing their M-1 rifles 67 times in 13 seconds, killing Allison Krause, Jeffrey Miller, Sandra Scheuer and William Knox Schroeder… “Yet [...]
From Fox News: “For nearly 40 years, ROTC has not been welcome at The Farm. Stanford kicked ROTC off-campus in 1973 following anti-war protests that included the torching of a Navy ROTC building. Students and faculty didn’t like the idea of teaching the art of war on campus, and had issues with the academic standards, as well. “But now there’s a growing effort to bring the 200-year old military leadership training program back, spearheaded by former Defense Secretary William Perry, and Pultizer Prize winning historian David Kennedy– both Stanford professors. “In their view, reinstating ROTC goes to the heart of [...]
A big HOO-RAH is due to the good men and women of the PFPA for doing their part in ensuring domestic tranquility and providing for the common defense. Good for them, and I’ll be interested in all of the details as they become available. On thing is sure– the shooter was a LEFT WING LOON. MMM has more. On an entirely separate yet oddly related note, I saw this car yesterday in Reston, VA, while going into a Starbucks (wearing my .45, of course).