Saturday, December 4, 2010

Let's not forget the Coast the President did when he went to AFGHANISTAN recently.....

The President forgot to thank the Coast Guard for their efforts in Afghanistan....funny as there is no "coast" to guard in Afghanistan....

This recalls an experience I had while at the flightline at Kandahar Airfield...I was responsible for welcoming new arrivals into I sat at the flightline on a warm May afternoon, I saw two gentlemen come off a plane wearing Navy style Desert Camo uniforms....I said to them, " How's it going Navy??"

The Officer says, " I'm not Navy..." as he peels back his kevlar vest to show me that they are indeed US Coast Guard.....

I said to him, " No disrespect sir, but what Freakin ' COAST are you guarding??? There isn't any blessed coast in this God-forsaken country!!??"

He grinned as he reached into his cargo pocket and took out a bottle of water, shakes it up and states, " This is the body of water I'm guarding at present..."

We both shared a good laugh and they went on their way....left me thinking, what kind of trouble would you have to get into in the Coast Guard that they would send you to Afghanistan, a landlocked country ??? Must be something else going on but doesn't matter as we in the Blue Water Navy welcome our Coastie I have said before, it is " One Team - One Fight " when the SHITE hits the fan out there in the shitewilds of Afghanistan....

Funny how the President chose this time to bug outta Washington DC and left Biden to make the announcement that unemployment went UP despite the Billions of tax dollars thrown to the wind and handed out to political cronies....Typical as he would rather spend time " trying" to look Presidential than actually DOING something Presidential.

As a wise man once said. " DEEDS, not WORDS "....Mr. President, time to stop all the yapping and get the country back on track....figure it out, will ya? You and the rest of the DEMS who got their arses kicked need to stop dancing around and get it done....not that the GOP has done anything to distinguish themselves but HECK, they CANNOT be worse than Obama, Biden, Pelosi, et al...really.

President forgets the Coast Guard
By MATT NEGRIN 12/03/10 2:04 PM

Obama forgets to thank the Coast Guard in Afghanistan on Friday.

President Obama needed a little help from the troops in Afghanistan on Friday as he thanked the military branches for their work but forgot to mention the Coast Guard.

“I think we've got every service here tonight,” Obama said at Bagram Air Base. He then called on the branches as their members cheered: “We’ve got Army. We’ve got Navy. We’ve got Air Force. I think we may have a few Marines around, too.”

Obama continued, “And a whole lot of folks from the 101st Airborne Division, the Screaming Eagles.”

Moving to his remarks, Obama said, “Now, here in Afghanistan ...” Then, someone in the crowd shouted out, “Coast Guard!”

“Coast Guard?” Obama repeated. “Is that what I heard?”

After several seconds of nervous laughter among Obama and the troops, he continued with his remarks. “Here in Afghanistan, all of you are part of one team,” he said. “Serving together, succeeding together

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