There was a distinct difference between crew members and their families and the remarks of outsiders. Also, those who actually served at sea supported Captain Honor's intentions and actually showed understanding of his intentions. Those who have not done a 7 month cruise had a more negative approach, like the comments about my clogged colon. My bottom line is, I still support what Captain Honors did. Bart Simpson is more offensive than Captain Honors was, and most of you watch "Bart" every time he is on the television! Captain Honors had a reason for his "Humor". It was to educate sailors about the trials and problems of living on an OLD Navy war ship. He chose to do that in a manner that he knew would reach his intended audience. I applaud him for being intelligent enough to figure that out and plan an entertaining way to make some very important issues stick in the crew's collective memory.
Again, please keep those cards and letters coming. I publish them all, unless they are so filled with profanity that I dare not publicly display them. Some of you can actually make me blush. Well, maybe not! I appreciate you opinions and inputs, and I really appreciate the fact that you choose to read my blog!