Eternal Father, bless Thy Chiefs
Who guide and lead with firm beliefs
In Courage, Commitment and Honor bright.
Strengthen with Thy holy might
Those who wear the anchors of the CPO.
O, guard them, Lord, where're they go."
Chief Petty Officer Erik E. Lindebak of Great Lakes, IL
"It is also not irrational for Congress to decide that, even though it will not subsidize substantial lobbying by charities generally, it will subsidize lobbying by veterans' organizations. Veterans have "been obliged to drop their own affairs and take up the burdens of the nation," �?�, "subjecting themselves to the mental and physical hazards as well as the economic and family detriments which are peculiar to military service and which do not exist in normal civil life." �?�. Our country has a long standing policy of compensating veterans for their past contributions by providing them with numerous advantages. This policy has "always been deemed to be legitimate." �?�U.S. Supreme Court Regan v. Taxation with Representation, 461 U.S. 540 (1983)
"A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have". - Thomas Jefferson
Best Moment I was attending night class and had jsut left the mess hall with a cup of coffee. As I was crossing the street, I heard someone (a lady) call, "Hey, Sailor..." Being the Sailor I am, I just kept walking until I heard the voice a lot closer (I missed the pounding of running shoes) saying, "Hey Sailor, I'm talking to you." At that point I turned and saw a Chief (the disembodied ladies voice) and she was pissed. "Don't you know you can't walk with an open container?" "But, Chief it's coffee." "I don't care you can't walk with coffee." At this point I was thinking this was really really funny. "You need to pour it out." So I drank it. You should've seen her fuming and heard her fussing over that. Needless to say a trip to the CMC's office was made the following morning. Now that wasn't funny. lol