Fair winds and following seas, Sir. We have the watch.

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Fair winds and following seas, Sir. We have the watch.

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Post by jacksonM » Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:25 pm

I'm a USN veteran who served as a quartermaster so I should probably know what a "following sea" is but I haven't the foggiest idea.

Unfortunately, what I do know is that most U.S. presidents in my lifetime have turned out to have been lying snakes in the grass when the truth finally came out. Seems to me like a qualification for the job.
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Re: Fair winds and following seas, Sir. We have the watch.

Post by boglerdude » Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:56 pm

Lying is a requirement for politics, people dont want to know the truth. ie some lies are for the greater good. Most arent.

What did Bush do wrong? He seems to have a good rep...or did we just not have Twitter back then

Seemed odd to destroy Sadams army but not change the regime
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Re: Fair winds and following seas, Sir. We have the watch.

Post by Mountaineer » Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:43 am

jacksonM wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:25 pm
I'm a USN veteran who served as a quartermaster so I should probably know what a "following sea" is but I haven't the foggiest idea.

Unfortunately, what I do know is that most U.S. presidents in my lifetime have turned out to have been lying snakes in the grass when the truth finally came out. Seems to me like a qualification for the job.

Following sea at the 20 second mark: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3kImL2gDkI One of my favorite songs.
I think a following sea to a boat is like a tailwind to an airplane.

Truth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FnO3igOkOk One of my favorite actors.
Let all the 'free-will' in the world do all it can with all its strength; it will never give rise to a single instance of ability to avoid being hardened if God does not give the Spirit, or of meriting mercy if it is left to its own strength." ... Luther, Bondage of the Will
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Re: Fair winds and following seas, Sir. We have the watch.

Post by Kriegsspiel » Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:59 am

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Post by Ad Orientem » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:43 pm

As politicians go, Mr. Bush was one of the more decent ones. Memory eternal.
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Post by Xan » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:05 am

An interesting piece from, of all places, the New York Times, about the nature of aristocracy and how we may not be better off with the "elite WASPs" represented by Bush having self-destructed:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/05/opin ... wasps.html
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