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Monday, September 28, 2015

Sayings of the "Old" Navy you will never hear now

I complain about the PC folks.  But, I guess cleaning up our speech IS a good idea.  When I joined the Navy, the "Old Salts" had some colorful language patterns and sayings.  Most, if not ALL of them required the creative used of cuss words and sexual body parts.  Even the way we folded our clothes in Boot Camp was taught to us with references to female sex organs!

Being a Gunner's Mate, I was surrounded by men who had Master's Degrees and Doctorates in this sort of descriptive language.  I was even exposed to some Senior Enlisted Females that were very accomplished in this practice!!   Some of these sayings I will not repeat here and I am somewhat ashamed that I ever used them.  But, I did and they were effective!  No one ever doubted where they stood or if they had done something wrong after a barrage of creative profanity salted with sexual body part references!

And these creative uses of the English Language were not limited in use for correction and dressing down.  Sometimes, it was used to describe the weather!!

Do I think we are better off  now that we have purged the use of Colorful Language Patterns and Sayings?  Maybe yes, maybe no.  It worked on me and for me.  Many times it made me laugh.  And a few times it made me remember something that would save my life.  So, those crude uses of words did have a purpose!

For instance, the MK 5 Very Pistol has three different color flares to shoot from it.  They are the size of a 12 gage shotgun shell.  But, if you shot a 12 gage shotgun shell from a MK 5 Very Pistol, you would not be very happy!  The Navy put the color code on the closing wad of the shell.  Red was rough.  Green was smooth.  White had a pronounced bump in the center.  The rhyme to remember this was; Rough RED ass, Smooth GREEN grass, and a White tit!  Hey, it worked for me.

Then, many of you remember the color code for resistors from the memory aid about; Bad boys..!  Don't you?!

So, some of it made sense in a crude way.  I wonder how they help with memory today.  I also wonder how they fold clothes today.  Heck, they probably don't even have Clothes Stops and Ditty Bags anymore!!  And, what do they call those stains in skiver shorts today?!

Saturday, September 26, 2015


"I (State your name) do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic....."

The first line of the oath Officers and Enlisted take.   I bring this to light because every Western Nation, in The Americas and in Europe, is being INVADED buy Muslim and Hispanic hoards.  It is not an accident!  It is not because of persecution in the INVADER'S Nations! It is a planned INVASION to take over Western Nations and rob them of their wealth!

If these INVADERS were dressed in National Military Uniforms, Congress would have already declared war!   But, they come in rags, lead by"The Children" and the bleeding heart Liberals take them in.

Let me call one event to your attention.  In a North Eastern U.S. State, at a local school board meeting.  The topic was observing all Muslim Holidays.  The School Board voted no.  Then, a crowd of Muslims rose up screaming; "You are the majority now, but we will be the majority, SOON!"

I reiterate, America, Canada, Germany, England, Italy, France, and other Western Style Nations are purposely being INVADED with the sole purpose of Rape, Pillage, and Occupation!!

As Mr. Earl Pitts says;  "Wake UP America!!!"

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The trials of being a Command Master Chief today!

I have been retired from the Navy for over 26 years.  Things were much different when I was a Command Master Chief.  Yes, when I went to get the Captain for a Ceremony, I would brief him on the family members.  And issues, like someone being handicapped, dressed differently, or even couples of different races.  This was to ensure the Captain knew who the family members were and to prevent him from being shocked if the wife was a 350 pound Sumo wrestler in a mini skirt and tube top with a patch over her eye and a parrot on her shoulder!

A friend of mine went to a CPO pinning recently and heard the following announcement;  Chief XYZ will be pinned by his Husband!   Now, that was an issue I never had to deal with.

I am glad I am retired!