Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

"Mobs Do Not Rush Across Town to Do Good Deeds." -- James Lee Burke

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

SECNAV Modly is a Weaselly Piece of Shit

The Navy’s acting secretary has been forced to apologize after a profanity-laden broadside in which he called the fired commander of the coronavirus-stricken USS Theodore Roosevelt “too naive or too stupid.”
“I apologize for any confusion this choice of words may have caused,” he wrote, referring to his speech aboard the Roosevelt on Sunday. “I also want to apologize directly to Captain Crozier, his family, and the entire crew of the Theodore Roosevelt for any pain my remarks may have caused.”

Defense Secretary Mark Esper’s staff told Modly he must apologize, according to a person familiar with the conversation who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a private conversation.
There was no "confusion" about what Modly said.

As for his apology, it was the standard apology of a fucking political weasel of the "I'm sorry my words offended you" type. He's not sorry for what he said, only because people are calling him out for what he said. If he was a real standup guy, he would have apologized for what he said, not for how people took what he said.

Modly's a disgrace. It's pretty clear, now, why when he was in uniform, the Navy shuffled him off to fly UH-1s and to teach Air Force cadets. That probably wasn't a job given to hard-charging officers, but to slackers and goof-offs.

One might guess that Modly must have gone to business school and that would be a good guess. Business schools have largely been a net drag on the country. They should be closed and their building used by tacair and artillery to play games of Bounce the Rubble.

UPDATED: Goombye, Asswipe.

UPDATE 2: The Duffel Blog nailed it.


MarkS said...

MBAs should have a mandatory forehead tattoo.

Comrade Misfit said...

MBAs should have a mandatory forehead tattoo.

... in the shape of a penis.

bearsense said...

Obviously, his attendance at the USNA didn’t teach him much about leadership, integrity or respect.

Ten Bears said...

I wonder what Guam is gonna' look like in three weeks. Should probably get one of those hospital ships underweigh, it'll take it that long to get there. But they won't. I expect them to leave those sailors and population right where they're at.

seafury said...

Bounce the rubble I like that. As a former artilleryman ( WHAT DID YOU SAY?) i did that more than a few times. Although the way I remember it it was "4 rounds,HE fire for effect. On to Mr Modly, with whom the orange buffoon is well pleased. Do the joint chiefs have ANY self respect left? How much is enough? Simply submit your resignations and turn the pentagon over to don jr. He can hire Eddie as his advisor. Certainly there is a place in the White House for him given his bona fides as a leader of men. Only the best

Borepatch said...

SECDEF fired his ass.

I'm still hoping for CNO and COMPACFLT, pour encourager les autres. You can dream, right?

0_0 said...

Crozier may have annoyed Big Navy, but I would prefer he was my CO for an extended deployment than the tools I endured.