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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Oral Evolutions...

Democrat Eric Massa is resigning from Congress in the face of allegations he sexually harassed a male staff member.  However, he seems to think it's because he has a real potty mouth, not what he wanted to put in it...

“I own this reality. There is no doubt in my mind that I did in fact, use language in the privacy of my own home and in my inner office that, after 24 years in the Navy, might make a Chief Petty Officer feel uncomfortable...”

Now in Massa's defense, I have to say that the standards of acceptable language in the US military have changed over the years.  So it's entirely possible a senior noncommissioned office might have construed his language as objectionable.

For example, a typical exchange over the hood of a HUMVEE* today might go something like this:

"Look at this, Specialist, you have over-tightened the lug nut on this tire and stripped the threads.  This is not work  to standard and is unacceptable."

"Top, I made a mistake and I will fix it immediately."

Now back in my day, over the hood of a jeep, the conversation would have gone something like this:

"Fuck! Fucking Fucker's Fucking Fucked!  Fucker!"

"Fuck me..."

If memory serves, this brings to something like 50 the number of  Democrats nationwide cutting and running on their own country, through retirement or resignation...

*Given the topic, I thought I'd avoid "Hummer..."


kc said...

Perfect recall about that conversation, I'd say, though my experience is Sailors & Chiefs.

First time I heard a female Sailor say she was going to report her classmates for 'teasing' I nearly dropped my teeth. Told her to grow a thinner skull and a thicker skin...but that was my brother & husband's Navy, not the New Navy.

Not one of these people would survive a week without power and running water, would they.

richard mcenroe said...

Well, they do seem to be winning their share of wars.

At least against the foreign enemies.

Bob Belvedere said...

Linked to at:
Cleaning Out The Cache

Anonymous said...

Richard, I have the utmost respect for all members of our Armed Forces. Though it's impossible to tell from reading what I wrote, the "people" I was referring to are the Current Occupant and the CongressWeasels who are the bosses and rulemakers for our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen. I apologize for the lack of clarity.

Sometimes the meds kick in a little too early & I can't figure out where my brain goes. So sorry.

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