Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Motivating Future, Serving, and Veteran Submariners

Our friend Bubblehead posted (his words) manly scenes of submarining: a Motivational Video from YouTube called Submarine Recruiting Movie. He goes on to say, Some of the clips in there are from my old ship USS Topeka (SSN 754) when they were filming for "Sharks of Steel".

One of the most colorful characters featured in Sharks was the late VADM Robert 'Yogi' Kaufman. The father of the LA Class attack boat appears motivating USNA midshipmen. In another scene he convincingly utters one of the most memorable lines in the video: "I, one, first would not talk about any encounters I have had that are classified, and [two] I would like to shoot anybody who would."
The good admiral was once XO of the second nuclear submarine to which I received orders. Maybe Bothenook had crossed paths with him.

Speaking of motivating, here's a new blog from a gun-toting, news industry insider, who's stated mission is to publish "News that mysteriously disappears down the liberal media rat hole." It is called THE TRUTH FROM IRAQ. Now, you know why he wears a mask and white hat. Enjoy!

If anyone is still not motivated toward confrontation of an enemy who would deny our grandchildren our very way of life and us our own lives, consider NYPD: Mounting Homegrown Terror Threat linked here. The New York Police Department report, to be released Wednesday, describes a process in which young Muslim immigrants, frustrated with their lives in their adopted country, slowly adopt a philosophy that puts them on the path to jihad. The men meet and share ideas in mosques, in bookstores and over the Internet, it says. The full, half-page article is well worth reading. (The fastest growing segment of Islam in the U.S. is among our prison population. - Bill O'Reilly, The O'Reilly Factor, 08/14/07).

Remember, the ACLU is not objecting to Muslim footbaths funded with our tax dollars. Like Catholic Holy water, wouldn't the proper place for Muslim footbaths be in mosques? Or do mosques even offer footbaths? Hmmm!

Soon, there will be little remaining distinction between the American Corrupt Lawyers Union and the nobility of Great Brittain from which American colonies bravely rebelled!



At 15 August, 2007 23:49, Blogger Bubblehead said...

VADM Kaufman came aboard the Topeka after the documentary was filmed and showed us some of the pictures and video he'd taken in Russia; it was really neat meeting him.

At 16 August, 2007 11:15, Blogger bothenook said...

i never served with Yogi, but i've met him. he was doing the sharks of steel videos and also did a tour of the various submarine bases in the US, giving motivational and informational talks in the eighties. he came to Mare Island, and i had the opportunity to see a presentation probably much like the one Joel got.
the fact that i was an ex-seawolfer gained me about 3 minutes of his time.
he was a great speaker, knowledgeable and in tune with his audience.
He also published a book of photos with his son that should not be missed.


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