I think I'll just start drinking early today.
IRAQ HOMECOMING:The only good thing about this is an opportunity to join my friends at TAH, BLACKFIVE, along with my secret mistress Bookie for a collective - WTF.
On Feb. 29, President Obama and the First Lady will host an East Room dinner for returning Iraq veterans, with representatives of all ranks, all branches, and every state and territory. Attire will be formal: black tie or dress uniform. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and the Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman, Gen. Martin Dempsey, will attend. More than 100 combat veterans of Iraq will be invited, along with a guest for each, many of whom are expected to also be veterans. The guest list will include wounded warriors, caregivers, and Gold Star families, who have lost a loved one as the result of military service. The list is being assembled by the senior enlisted representative for the five service chiefs, and the goal is a mix that is racially diverse, old and young, gay and straight.
Pathetic, insulting, patronizing and disgraceful all wrapped up in an under-cooked pupusa. .... and having a Senior NCO go out there to do your dirty work for you too?
Just what I want - the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy calling his Fleet CMDCMs and asking - "Hey Shipmate - who are your best queer Sailors? I mean gay Sailors ... I mean homosexual Sailors ... I mean LGBTQ Sailors ... aw, h311, you know what I mean."
CMDCM replies, "Male or Female."
MCPON sputters, "I don't know. They didn't specify. Does it matter? Can we ask? Fcuk! Someone get me the JAG."
Sigh. Parade for the NY Giants? Yes. Iraq War? No. Still want a dinner? Feh; let's not and say we did.
I'd love, ahem, to see a copy of any email chain or letter directing this.