Heard in the clear…

Again, some notable quotes overheard within my sight and hearing.

“Selfish, stupid, and bad luck tend to go together.”
Of course, those afflicted with this tend to be blind to the fact. It’s usually someone else’s fault.

The world just needs a good apocalypse; preferably something I could survive.”
There are always conditions aren’t there?

Politicians don’t care about honor or integrity except roll playing them during elections. That kid in high school who joined every dorky club, ran for student council, and sucked up to every teacher, yet treated unpopular kids like they were invisible, didn’t just die like we all hoped. They naturally slithered into a profession built on rewarding the ego: politics.”
Overheard during the recent political posturing over the budget crisis.

“I pretty much hate them for their indifference to weight standards, customs and courtesies, and general ambivalence towards concepts like discipline.”
I have no idea what this is about.

“You can’t get into Valhalla with a vasectomy.”
Part of a conversation between a Marine I know and his wife. They have five kids. I didn’t stick around for the conclusion.

Semper Fi!

America’s 1stSgt

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6 comments

  1. “I hate pretty much hate them for their indifference to weight standards, customs and courtesies, and general ambivalence towards concepts like discipline.”
    I have no idea what this is about.

    Sounds like the Air Force.

  2. A Marine higher-up that has his own blog and seems to embrace technology? Color me impressed.

    I accidentally came across your blog while looking for some pics of the Conex boxes we lived out of during my 2nd pump in Iraq:

    http://castrapraetoria1.blogspot.com/2009/04/how-spartans-were-conquered.html

    If I recall correctly, I spent a little bit of time at your base at Kilo CO (Weapons Co attachment, then part of the EOD Security attachment until all of WPNS headed to Camp Viking near the last month).

    Anyhow, just figured I’d throw in an encouraging message. I think it’s great that one of the higher ups is getting their opinions and experiences out there for everyone to see.

    Semper Fi.

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