Thursday, May 10, 2012

I Hate This, But for a Different Reason

Obama on gay marriage:
When I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that Don't Ask Don't Tell is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage
This statement is angering a lot of people, and rightly so.

Some people hate the "fighting on my behalf" line.

Some people hate that Obama's now openly supporting gay marriage.

I hate that Obama cares that military folk feel "constrained" because "they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage."

For 6 years in the Navy, you know what made me feel constrained? Cramped quarters, uniforms, inspections, lousy food, and working conditions that were measured on a scale of uncomfortable-to-unsafe.

Oh, and every word in the UCMJ.

Yeah, it was all pretty much a style-cramper from day 1.

But I volunteered, so anyone that feels sorry for me is an idiot.

Looking your way, Mr. President.


  1. During my war I never fought for LBJ or Nixon, either. Nor did I fight for an politician, I fought for the guys on either side of me.

    Imagine about three paragraphs of ugl words, the kind I learned in boot camp. This Obama character can't carry the jockstrap pf a goddamn WAF.

  2. I wonder how he feels about General order number one "constraining" all those soldiers who are fighting on his behalf (literally, since he is making them be there). Under those orders they can't drink alcohol, watch porn or have sex with fellow soldiers.

  3. Do you have any pictures yoiu'd be willing to show? I'd be very interested in seeing you in a uniform.

    not interested in that way, mind you.

  4. Ya know, now that I think about it, I don't think there are any pictures of me in a uniform.

    Back in those days, cameras were cumbersome & film was expensive, so I only used mine for important things like shooting the sights while on liberty. And I never went out on liberty in uniform.

    This is about as close as it gets:

  5. I'll send you mine. But remember, the body armor adds 30 pounds.

  6. That's pretty good, Harve. You certainly hadn't aged much based on the last time I saw you. But then you're one of those fit and healthy types that will look good for 178 years and then keel over unexpectedly.