Sunday, February 26, 2006

Gettin' Busy

I know office romances are a fact of life back in the civilian world, but they forbidden in most cases here in the Army. Cheating on your spouse or sleeping with someone who is cheating on their spouse is also illegal in the armed services and you can go to jail over it. Even hanging out with someone who is not near you in rank can get you in trouble, no sex needed. So why do people still do it? who knows. Maybe the illegality is the exciting part. Playing with fire will usually get you burned, though.
We have a few office romances going around here and the chain of command has only finally started to look at them seven months into the deployment. The damage has been done, though. Questions about favoritism, unqualified promotions, failed PT tests swirl about the battalion and destroy morale. I can't believe that people actually think that they don't need to follow the rules; They think can join the army and drive on behaving like they did when they were civilians. Fools.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Want to martyr yourself? Come on over!

From this ABC News Aricle: "An Iranian group calling itself Esteshadion, which translates as "Martyrdom Seekers," hopes to sign up thousands of potential [suicide] bombers" to retaliate against American targets in Iraq if Iran is attacked.
Hey, why wait? Why don't we send some buses over to Iran, gather up all these people who want to die at the hands of Americans, and bring them back to Iraq. If they want to be martyrs, we can help them get where they want to go.
"At the meeting over the weekend, more than 200 people gathered and 50 signed up." I'll order up some more buses. Where's that KBR bus contractor?

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

I'm back

testing the waters a bit...
I have been swamped with work. Keeping up my end of the bargain with the army has taken lots of my time lately. you know the bargain: the Army drags me halfway around the world to the hottest and crappiest place known to man and I agree to work my ass off in return for no one shooting at me. it's not too bad of a deal.
anyhow, while i was working my ass off, I noticed how many Air Force and Navy folks there are over here doing jobs that were done by Army guys last year. The Army is strectched so thin, it's had to ask for help from the sister services. I'm not sure what's going to happen if we stick this out for 4 more years or so. Who are we going to tap next? the Boy and Girl Scouts? the Coast Guard? (in that order)
we'll see if anything strikes my blogging bone again soon.
for those of you that still check this site, thanks for your patience. I'll try to keep up with it now.
Six Out.