Matters of Perspective

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Time paused.

The world was still out there, but for the moment, it didn’t have you by the throat. – Bukowski



Ted’s Back

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) is underway for the first time since arriving in Guam March 27.

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71)

The ship left Naval Base Guam and entered the Philippine Sea May 21 to conduct carrier qualification flights for the embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11. Haze gray and underway, along with the USS Ronald Reagan – keeping an eye on China.

Was the captain’s reaction to members of the crew coming down with the Chinese Plague wrong?  He had it too. Ships often come down with “the flu” after a port call.

Capt. Brett Crozier, former commanding officer of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, has been reassigned to San Diego to serve in a temporary capacity as the special assistant to the Naval Air Forces chief of staff, Navy Times reported, citing a Naval Air Forces spokesman. (He’s on double secret probation)

Some days you need the music, some days you need the lyrics


(Fox Business) The U.S. Senate has passed a bill boosting oversight of companies based in China and other nations that could lead to their removal from American stock exchanges.

15 thoughts on “Matters of Perspective

  1. “The U.S. Senate has passed a bill boosting oversight of companies based in China and other nations that could lead to their removal from American stock exchanges.”

    One can only hope.

    Thanks for the post.
    Paul L. Quandt

    1. I don’t think that they have the stones to de-list them all, but maybe half would be a decent start.

  2. Is the Teddy after doing carrier quals combat ready? What do you think of her new skipper? I hope not a woman, I know, I am misogynist but running carrier is a man’s job, there is no feelings. Except the one in the pit of one’s bowels when he screws up.

    1. I expect that the ship is combat ready. It was combat ready before the plague struck and I expect that it will be able to keep up the sort of tempo required. Life on an aircraft carrier at sea is not easy and this recent challenge made things more chaotic, but I know that they will step up.

      I don’t know the new captain, but my guess is that the navy chose carefully.

  3. Letting the Dem’s hang themselves one idiotic step at a time…this one takes the [latest] cake. Propping up this narcissist as a contender instead of sending her back to the historical trash heap whence she came (altho, could just be another deflection tactic). Never ceases…

    Senate Bill – “BOOSTING” oversight. Uh huh…from what? Clearly they haven’t done squat on the original “oversight”, likely half of them are getting monthly kickback checks from said companies. More lip service to give the impression they are doing actual work (they are not).

    “Double secret probation”…hehe…nice one. (when movies were actually fun) Crozier had a little too much visibility so they stuck him in an office somewhere until pension time rolls around.

    Moments “when life does not have you by the throat” are when God whispers “Forget about all that noisy stuff, take a look here and find some peace.”

    1. CAPT Crozier won’t every get another command, but they can’t cashier him because of public sentiment.

      When CIA figures its time for you to retire, you arrive at work one morning and your desk is gone. Missing. People wander around for a week or two and then they punch out.

      1. It’s difficult for many people to give up “the world” and find peace, but it definitely can be done.

  4. Tacitus also said, “The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.”
    Something to keep in mind.

  5. Of course the brave and stunning Stacey Abrams is like a “runway supermodel”. Duh.

    Also, all creatures are equally cute and fuzzy, with application of culturally appropriate norming. A bunny rabbit, a fire ant, and a jellyfish are equally cuddly. Double duh.

    1. Abrams must have a jelly fish (a large one) sitting in that big sack in her midrift…

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