Tuesday, January 04, 2011

US/Navy Quote of the Month (2011) and Winners for 2009 an 2010

The quotations... [2011]
I have come to the conclusion, that one useless man is called a disgrace, that two are called a lawfirm, and that three, or more become? a Congress! And by God, I have had this Congress! - John Adams (30 October 1735 – 4 July 1826) as portrayed in the musical "1776" (1969); this has sometimes been cited as an actual quote of Adams. HEAR him say it in this YouTube [at 1:50-2:05]
[2009] WINNER (on the Daily Show (video) with Jon Stewart)
Speaking of lawyers, Secretary of the Navy Mabus, a lawyer, said ....

[W]e never left port without leaving a couple of guys behind in jail.
Mabus insulted the caliber of every Navy veteran who served with him! He has yet to discharge Capt. Holly Graf from the Navy, as recommended by the Board of Inquiry early last month, but swiftly relieved Capt. Honors. See PREDICTION below.
[2010] WINNER (In a statement provided for the Senate Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on personnel)
“As a measure of extra caution, the Navy will not reduce the number of male officers training and qualified for submarine duty until we have experience with successfully placing female officers in those roles.” - Juan Garcia, Navy assistant secretary for manpower, Mar 14, 2010 NavyTimes - As women join subs, male force holds steady

PREDICTION: We suspect SECNAV Mabus has in mind a female replacement for CAPT Honors (not immediately, after Capt. Mewbourne). It would fit neatly into a solution for Mabus's dilemma and it answers the curious timing for relieving CAPT Honors 3-4 years after the 'offensive' conduct.
Submarines are always silent and strange.



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