Provocative quote of the day, courtesy of Lieutenant Colonel Jay Stout, USMC, retired:
“My Air Force compadres, darn them, did such a great job of engaging the Iraqi fighters as they got airborne that I doubt an Iraqi aircraft got within 50 miles of a Marine Corps aircraft. So we had to satisfy ourselves with tearing up forces on the ground.”
I heard it on “Remembering The First Gulf War, 20 Years On” on NPR’s Talk of the Nation. While it’s definitely Marine-speak, I wonder if certain people should never be allowed in front of a microphone in public forum. Listening to it, I’m sure LtCol Stout meant it humorously, but the joke fell flat. He tried a couple of other bits of military humor, but what some of my friends in uniform fail to realize is that civilians don’t understand it. Unless you’ve experienced it, most military humor feels barbaric at worst.
In other news, my brain’s working overtime on another story idea. Yes, brain, I’m listening.
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Perdition’s Progeny: Outlining — (no change)
Pro Patria: 45,077 words — (first draft) (no change)
Bhriar’s Blade: Outlining — (no change)
Elemental: Researching — (no change)
Project Ark: Concept — (no change)
Project John: Concept — (no change)
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Project Christmas: Concept — (no change)
Project Democ: Concept — (added)