Why the Marines?

A number of times, people have asked me why I joined the Marines. I am sure I was qualified for any of the services, though I may not have finished Navy boot camp. I am a mediocre swimmer at best. At any rate the reason is simple. The basic training in the Marines is very tough. I know. I went through it. The physical part was very difficult. However, it was easy compared to the mental part.

Bottom line, the reason is simple. If I am stuck in a fox hole with another man and my life depends on him, I would really like to know he went through the same training as I did. No offense, Army, Navy and Air Force, but when my life depends on the man next to me, I prefer that he earned the right to wear the eagle, globe and anchor.

There were other things I learned in the Marines, things I never figured on. One of them was simple but it was drilled into my mind from the time I put my feet on those yellow foot prints to the time I finished Infantry Training Regiment. No excuses. They had a saying for it. However, I will not repeat it here. Needless to say, the meaning was simple, all people have excuses. Everyone has someone else to blame. No one wants to accept responsibility.

Maybe Gov. Cuomo should have joined the Marines. Maybe they could have taught him that lesson. It seems all he knows how to do is blame others and invent excuses. I definitely would not have wanted to share a fox hole with the likes of him.

By the way, he just might have learned a few other things too.

Playing the Scarecrow

Now that the governor is being confronted about the lives lost, he has decided to play scarecrow. Remember when the scarecrow in the wizard of Oz pointed this way and that way. When Cuomo was asked whose fault it was, he pointed this way and that way. In the end he even blamed God.

…. Note, for those unaware he might want to be be careful about blaming God. Mr. Trump might not be able to fight back much but God can. He can make it so you wished you were never born.

The important thing is this, good leaders don’t look around to blame others. Only bad leaders do that. Now it is too late. He has his back against the wall. An apology at this point means nothing. An apology would say he is sorry that he was caught, not that he was sorry about the his decision and its results. Because he is a dummycrat, I would guess that at this point, he might avoid jail time, but he will likely never ever get elected to any office again. I suspect endorsements would be very difficult to come by at this point.

By the way, it was his fault. He made the decisions and signed the paper. To the best of my knowledge, in the entire country, there were but four governors that made that mistake, all ending in tragedy. They were all democrats. It is why I call them dummycrats. It would seem all the other governors were smarter.

I love those who like to say that of all the nations the US had the worst covid19 numbers. If that would make President Trump bad, what does it make the Cuomo of New York. His state had the worst numbers of all the states. The next four states also had democrat governors. In fact, if we disregard the states run by dummycrats, the US looks pretty good.

But then, as Cuomo says, what difference does it make? A few lives here a few there. What does it matter…unless one of those lives was in your family.