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Mondo's Mondee Morning Musing
Author: Mondobubba    Date: 10/29/2007 12:19:50

Back when I was a young Mondo, I had a big time fascination with all things war. Tanks, guns, small arms, uniforms all that jazz. I was a big time military history buff. I still am, but since after about the age of sixteen the need to get laid was greater, I had to tone this stuff down. I still am really fascinated by the military history to this day. There is a lot of it and some of it is very important.

Unlike many of my liberal pals, I believe in a strong military. We need to have that ability to project force and protect American interests overseas. Donít get me wrong Iím not a raving militarist, just a guy who sees a need for a standing army ready to do its thing at a momentís notice. We need these people with the special training and disciple to do these things we donít really want to think about.

When I was in Alabama at the beginning of the month, we were only mere miles from Fort Benning, Georgia. So we decided to make a trip to the Infantry Museum there. The first thing I noticed about our new look military, was the folks guarding the main gate were not eager young MPs, they were civilian contractors. You see all the MPs are overseas. In Iraq. Or they are in the reserves who if they are. Anyway no soldiers there; as a mater of fact, soldiers are pretty thin on the ground there period. There we a few folks in uniform at the Museum. It is a nice little one at that, good displays; lots of stuff to see from the founding of the US Army until the Waronterra and everything in between. As we looked at the displays from the Waronterra we noticed that there was a very subtle conflation of 911 and shenanigans in Iraq. Strike two for the new look military. As Mort Milfington (look it up!) Shameful! Ignominious! Surprisingly, there was not a third strike.

Do I have a point here? Yes the point is donít hate on the Army because it is the Army. They have a job to do to do and up until Bushís folly they did it very well. You might not like what they are trained to do, but they are part of the modern world. We used to have the best trained, best motivated, best educated most professional army in the world. I say used to because the war is breaking the back of the Army. The recruiting standards are lower. People with criminal records are getting into the ranks. The Army has lost its way thanks to Bush and Rummy. We can have once what we had again. We need to stop this madness.

Mondo, out!

220 comments (Latest Comment: 10/30/2007 02:14:12 by Raine)
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Comment by BobR on 10/29/2007 12:54:29
Morning, Mondo (and other folks)... :coffee:



Comment by TriSec on 10/29/2007 13:07:13
Morning, comrades!



I've decided that the Sox winning last night is part of a much larger disturbance of the space-time continuum. It's the only explanation for that sort of thing.



Your Loyal TriSec hereby apologizes for any and all mobius loops, temporal anomalies, and other such disturbances to the fabric of space.



We now return you to your regularly scheduled blogging.



http://www.wwu.edu/depts/skywise/img/blackhole_44.gif


Comment by starling310 on 10/29/2007 13:07:27
Damn it feels good to be a gangsta! Err....I mean World Champions!

:prince:



What Curse?

Comment by starling310 on 10/29/2007 13:08:34
Nice Post Mondo.

Comment by starling310 on 10/29/2007 13:14:24
Ok...I had a back window in my old Honda Passport shatter in that same fashion. Still don't know why that happened.



:scratch:

Comment by TriSec on 10/29/2007 13:18:54
Ah, Mondo.



I still sit in awe at my now 86 year old great-uncle's knee to listen to the stories from the Pacific Theater.



My big thing is how the military has been emasculated, particularly in the 'liberal' areas of the country. The Mass 102nd ANG wing, those F-15s that were over NYC on 9/11, doesn't exist anymore, and the entire Northeast is currently sitting undefended.



I don't have to tell everyone of my love of aviation and everything and anything with wings...but now we've reached the point that military aircraft over this part of the country is so rare and unusual that should I see one, I'm immediately running for the teevee to see what the hell is going on.







Comment by starling310 on 10/29/2007 13:34:33
Oh grrrreeeatt. A really annoying "Overstock.com" Christmas commercial.

How many days do I have to hear that until Christmas?





Comment by Raine on 10/29/2007 13:34:39
Good morning! Excellent post Mr. Mondo!

Comment by livingonli on 10/29/2007 13:34:42
Good morning all.



I think aliens abducted producerchris' sunroof.

Comment by Raine on 10/29/2007 13:44:27
must... have.... more.... cofeeee.... HEya starling? Did you have your opening night yet?

Comment by Raine on 10/29/2007 13:48:41
OK, I must state my opinion... I am against any new theater's being opened on the war on terra™

Comment by livingonli on 10/29/2007 13:49:52
Quote by Raine:

must... have.... more.... cofeeee.... HEya starling? Did you have your opening night yet?


Up too late last night?

Comment by livingonli on 10/29/2007 13:51:36
Quote by Raine:

OK, I must state my opinion... I am against any new theater's being opened on the war on terra™


Although this is more the neo-con plan to gain control of the Middle East so that we can dictate oil prices than actually trying to stop terrorism. That's why terrorism has multiplied since Bush declared war on it.



Another thing he's a succss at...not.

Comment by Raine on 10/29/2007 13:52:14
You know, I am still trying to understand truly, WHY THE HELL we are threatening Iran... The IAEA has said they do not have nuclear capabilty. :rage:

Comment by BobR on 10/29/2007 13:55:54
Hey Jim - lay off the dissing of the brown liquor. Scotch, rum and amber tequila are my favorites!

Comment by TriSec on 10/29/2007 13:56:12
Quote by Raine:

OK, I must state my opinion... I am against any new theater's being opened on the war on terra™




At what point does the rest of the world stop appeasing us and declare war?





Comment by TriSec on 10/29/2007 13:58:10




"He's done disgusting things to my keyhole?????"



Is that what the kids are calling it these days?



Comment by starling310 on 10/29/2007 13:59:18
Quote by Raine:

must... have.... more.... cofeeee.... HEya starling? Did you have your opening night yet?




We did have our opening on Thursday!

It went well....the audience loved "Ida" played by yours truly.

Yesterday was the Blue Hair Matinee and while one of the other actors was waiting backstage he heard one of the women in the front row say "The little maid is so funny." Gotta love the old ladies who talk at the theater.

Comment by TriSec on 10/29/2007 13:59:34
Fonzworth Bentley must die!



Comment by livingonli on 10/29/2007 13:59:36
Quote by TriSec:

Quote by Raine:

OK, I must state my opinion... I am against any new theater's being opened on the war on terra™




At what point does the rest of the world stop appeasing us and declare war?





Right now, Putin may be the only likely candidate to call us out. Although the Chinese can call us to the carpet just by forcing us to pay the debt we owe them. We would be bankrupt before you know it.

Comment by Raine on 10/29/2007 14:01:21
oh god... The wild thing... I really must get my nova stream running...

Comment by Raine on 10/29/2007 14:02:55
OH! I thought thursday was the dress rehearsal! My apologies for the misunderstanding!

Comment by starling310 on 10/29/2007 14:03:12
Quote by Raine:

You know, I am still trying to understand truly, WHY THE HELL we are threatening Iran... The IAEA has said they do not have nuclear capabilty. :rage:




I keep wondering that myself and still can't get a real answer.

Everytime I hear about sanctions, etc. . . I just think "Why are we sanctioning them? What are they doing that would require that?"

WHY ARE WE STILL THE F'NG WORLD POLICE! !!?!?!?!



Comment by TriSec on 10/29/2007 14:05:07
must be the sleep deprivation...



I'm finding the "Wild Thang" oddly mesmerizing this morning...



Comment by starling310 on 10/29/2007 14:05:13
Quote by Raine:

OH! I thought thursday was the dress rehearsal! My apologies for the misunderstanding!




Please don't apologize. I am flattered you remembered at all.

It is weird opening on a Thursday. Different theaters have different routines. This particular theater is very odd. . . preview benefits on Wednesdays, opening night on Thursday, Sunday matinees. Yeesh.



:zzz:

Comment by starling310 on 10/29/2007 14:06:56
La Felina Sophie is sitting on the desk between me and the computer, so my arms are around her while I type. Le Felino Farley is sitting on the coffee table, staring with daggers of jealousy.

Comment by BobR on 10/29/2007 14:09:55
Quote by starling310:

La Felina Sophie is sitting on the desk between me and the computer, so my arms are around her while I type.


La Felina Camille is in my lap so my arms have to work around her too... :purrrrr:



Comment by starling310 on 10/29/2007 14:09:57
Connie doesn't believe we listen.



Momma, go ahead and give us that phone number so we could call Connie and attest to the fact that real, live adults do listen!



Comment by livingonli on 10/29/2007 14:10:13
When cats pounce in the starling house.

Comment by starling310 on 10/29/2007 14:11:43
Quote by BobR:

Quote by starling310:

La Felina Sophie is sitting on the desk between me and the computer, so my arms are around her while I type.


La Felina Camille is in my lap so my arms have to work around her too... :purrrrr:





Oop...she's off. Following Farley upstairs! He apparently had seen enough.

Comment by wickedpam on 10/29/2007 14:11:46
Morning! :hug:

Comment by starling310 on 10/29/2007 14:13:49
Sarkozy is trying to do away with all the things that make France AWESOME!



Pretty soon he'll be outlawing cheese and wine and smoking.





Comment by starling310 on 10/29/2007 14:14:33
Foie Gras. Meanest food EVER!



Comment by Raine on 10/29/2007 14:16:04
Nothig better in the world than a lazy blogger!

Comment by starling310 on 10/29/2007 14:16:06
Ahhh...and now the soothing sounds of 2 kitties wrestling.





Comment by BobR on 10/29/2007 14:19:29
Quote by starling310:

Quote by Raine:

OH! I thought thursday was the dress rehearsal! My apologies for the misunderstanding!




Please don't apologize. I am flattered you remembered at all.

It is weird opening on a Thursday. Different theaters have different routines. This particular theater is very odd. . . preview benefits on Wednesdays, opening night on Thursday, Sunday matinees. Yeesh.



:zzz:


What play are you doing? (I forgot...)

Comment by livingonli on 10/29/2007 14:22:58
Quote by starling310:

Sarkozy is trying to do away with all the things that make France AWESOME!



Pretty soon he'll be outlawing cheese and wine and smoking.





After seeing Sicko, I wanted to move to France. There has been much speculation that Sarkozy is a pawn of the neo-cons, no wonder why the right like him? The previous French president was a Conservative but didn't support the Bush bomb everything agenda.

Comment by starling310 on 10/29/2007 14:24:21
Quote by BobR:

What play are you doing? (I forgot...)




It's called "see how they run." It's probably not anything you've heard of.



It's a British play that was written in the late 40's by a guy from Jersey. :scratch:



Sometimes you take roles just to be on stage.

Comment by Raine on 10/29/2007 14:29:39
Quote by starling310:
Quote by Raine: You know, I am still trying to understand truly, WHY THE HELL we are threatening Iran... The IAEA has said they do not have nuclear capabilty. :rage:
I keep wondering that myself and still can't get a real answer. Everytime I hear about sanctions, etc. . . I just think "Why are we sanctioning them? What are they doing that would require that?" WHY ARE WE STILL THE F'NG WORLD POLICE! !!?!?!?!
I think Bush and company thought *Team America* was a Blackwater training film.

Comment by livingonli on 10/29/2007 14:32:16
Quote by starling310:

Ahhh...and now the soothing sounds of 2 kitties wrestling.





Was one jealous of the attention the other one was getting?

Comment by livingonli on 10/29/2007 14:33:22
Quote by Raine:

[ I think Bush and company thought *Team America* was a Blackwater training film.





FUCK YEAH!



Comment by Raine on 10/29/2007 14:33:23
Comment by Raine on 10/29/2007 14:34:11
Quote by livingonli:
Quote by Raine: [ I think Bush and company thought *Team America* was a Blackwater training film.
FUCK YEAH!
:rofl:

Comment by Raine on 10/29/2007 14:35:10
Time to get MExican avacados... Oh dear... won't someone PLEASE think of the guacs!

Comment by Raine on 10/29/2007 14:37:13
Quote by wickedpam: Morning! :hug:
:hug: Heya Mala!

Comment by wickedpam on 10/29/2007 14:38:16
Hey Raine and all!





Isn't that the story you reported on Friday?

Comment by Raine on 10/29/2007 14:38:29
Comment by Raine on 10/29/2007 14:40:18
Why, that is just crazy... the senate doing thier job...

Comment by starling310 on 10/29/2007 14:40:28
Comment by Raine on 10/29/2007 14:40:43
Quote by wickedpam: Hey Raine and all! Isn't that the story you reported on Friday?
Why yes indeed it was!