Let the beatings continue…..

I use a news aggregator called IG Home, which allows me to create pages with links to stories, arranged by subject. It works very well-especially since I am the one who sets it up allowing me to see a cross-section of news and events. So imagine my surprise when I scanned this little gem: I […]

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It would seem I am not the only one that thinks so…..

Who has strong feelings about the Navy’s declining emphasis on operational proficiency and training to do important things. Some better men than me are saying much the same thing. The obsession with “relevancy” and “transformation”-coupled with the “zero defects” mentality of the current Navy; namely that everyone should get fired over everything-has led to bad […]

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A Navy Mishap you probably did not hear about.

The news was pretty well saturated over the last couple of weeks. What with Charlottesville, the firing ( well-deserved) of Steve Bannon, the collision of USS John McCain and President Trump’s incredibly tone deaf responses to all of those happenings, you may not have had a chance to notice this little tidbit of news. A […]

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Someone should say, “I told you this would happen!”

Because back in the early 2000’s there were plenty of folks who warned us bad things would happen to the US Navy. And now in 2017 and the nearby years before, those very bad things have happened. Especially the tragic incidents on the USS Jonh McCain and USS Fitzgerald. That is a frightening picture. Especially […]

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Now it’s just getting ridiculous.

It is January and I am traveling again. Not without some trepidation, since my last voyage to points beyond put me in the hospital. But this trip is back to the whining States of America, so I am hoping O.D.’ing on Krystal burgers will be safe. ( I love Krystal burgers-they just don’t love me.). […]

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Submitted without comment, but worth your time.

This appeared at  Phib’s place a week ago. It is so good and so much a commentary on what is wrong with my once beloved Navy, I had to post it here in its entirety. It’s worth a read-especially where it calls out the survivors of the Uncle Vern’s purges during the last decade for their failures. Naval […]

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First of Two Memorial Day posts

Today is Memorial Day-and fortunately for me, I am alive, and spending it at home. For a lot of Soldiers, Sailors, Airman and Marines that is not true.  So it is very important that we remember their sacrifices-and honor their memories. Today I wanted to re-post about one such sacrifice-one that I wrote about a few […]

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Uh excuse me, this is what you said you wanted.

Remember in the run up after the Gulf War, when the first big push for dropping the combat exclusion laws started and women said they “just wanted to be treated like the men”. It seems someone did not get the memo: Allegations that “sexually explicit humor” and the display of “pornographic images” were allowed — and sometimes […]

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Advancement by IG complaint.

In Star Trek’s alternate universe, people moved up in the Terran Empire by assassination. Over here in this universe, it appears to be happening via the vehicle of the IG complaint: News about the Navy’s investigation of former Blue Angels lead pilot Capt. Greg McWherter over alleged misconduct when he commanded the flight demonstration team sparked […]

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And the other shoe drops………

Nothing will ruin your day like a collision at sea. Or a grounding. This business of firing CO’s at a drop of a hat is getting out of control. Not every mistake needs to be published by public execution. It might be that given the chance he might learn a good deal and be a […]

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Who needs a sabbatical?

Well, it’s been two years since I have right royally pissed off the feminist lobby, and it is January and I am cold. So it is probably a good time to jump back into the pool and piss them off again. Navy Times had a recent article up discussing the idea of sabbaticals, and how they could […]

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Time to burn the tapes?

Every time you turn around-the rather rotund Malaysian claims another victim: The alleged Pacific fleet swindler known as "Fat Leonard" made his first court appearance in San Diego on Thursday to hear formal charges against him that include conspiring with Navy officers on port contracts worth more than $200 million and bribing them with cash, […]

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