Happy Hour

"IF A LIFETIME CAN BE LIKENED TO A DAY, THEN THIS IS HAPPY HOUR!"
BUCK PENNINGTON

Mother, Mother Ocean

Mother, Mother Ocean, I've heard you call
Wanted to sail upon your waters since I was three feet tall
You've seen it all, you've seen it all
Watched the men who rode you, switch from sails to steam
In your belly you hold the treasures, few have ever seen
Most of 'em dream, most of 'em dream
Yes, I am a pirate, two hundred year's too late
The cannons don't thunder, there's nothin' to plunder
I'm an over-forty victim of fate
Arriving too late, arriving too late

Yoda

"Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is."
―Yoda, to Luke Skywalker

Counted the Stars

Counted the stars on the 4th of July
Wishing we were rockets bursting in the sky
Talking about redemption and leaving things behind
I have these pictures and I keep these photographs
To remind me of a time
These pictures and these photographs
Let me know I'm doin' fine
We used to be so happy once upon a time
Once upon a time
But the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line
And the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line


""SOME SEE A GLASS AS HALF FULL, SOME SEE IT AS HALF EMPTY, I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHO’S DRINKING MY RUM."
Rumbear

Thursday, April 15, 2010

LPD-26

I see where the Department of The Navy has decided to name LPD-26 after John Murtha. I do have a problem with this. Big time.
Murtha. Porker Supreme, Liar, Cheat, Felon. Gets a ship named after him. What is the world coming to?
And the only thing he deserves is a chamber pot on his grave.
I guess today's Navy is more different from the one I was in from 1973 to 1993. Way different.
But then again, the peanut farmer got a submarine. At least he was in the Submarine Service serving ADM Rickover. Still.........................

1 comment:

prairiecat55kc said...

Don't insult the chamber pot - it actually fulfills its purpose and its promise. Murtha was a liar and a thief, using his service as cover for his lies and stealing. I don't know if he stole money (other than his government pay and bennies) but he attempted to steal the Honour of those who wear the uniform today, and that is even more unforgivable, in my mind.

I guess the best thing for me to remember is to respect the Service they performed way back when and set aside the scum they became - because those ships are gonna have a LOT of unhappy crew, if I know anything about My Sailors.

I will not go down and tell my children I didn't have the courage, the conviction, the commitment or the character to fight for this country...Don't go home and let your children down~~ LTC Allen West

Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

‎"Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.("Therefore, he who desires peace, let him prepare for war")" from "Epitoma Rei Militaris," by Vegetius (Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus)