Strong Words- Military Style

I got this sent to me in an email. It is a little old but this is the first time I have seen it. So if you have seen it, sorry. I just thought it had some good stuff in it for us military folk. And everyone else.

Goku

JOHN GLENN (ON THE SENATE FLOOR)
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 11:13

Some people still don’t understand why military personnel do what they do for a living. This exchange between Senators John Glenn and Senator Howard Metzenbaum is worth reading. Not only is it a pretty impressive impromptu speech, but it’s also a good example of one man’s explanation of why men and women in the armed services do what they do for a living.

This IS a typical, though sad, example of what some who have never served think of the military.

Senator Metzenbaum (speaking to Senator Glenn): “How can you run for Senate when you’ve never held a real job?”
Senator Glenn (D-Ohio): “I served 23 years in the United States Marine Corps. I served through two wars. I flew 149 missions. My plane was hit by anti-aircraft fire on 12 different occasions. I was in the space program. It wasn’t my checkbook, Howard; it was my life on! the line. It was not a nine-to-five job, where I took time off to take the daily cash receipts to the bank.”

"I ask you to go with me … as I went the other day… to a veteran’s hospital and look those men - with their mangled bodies - in the eye, and tell THEM they didn’t hold a job! You go with me to the Space Program at NASA and go, as I have gone, to the widows and Orphans of Ed White, Gus Grissom and Roger Chaffee… and you look those kids in the eye and tell them that their DADS didn’t hold a job. You go with me on Memorial Day and you stand in Arlington National Cemetery, where I have more friends buried than I’d like to remember, and you watch those waving flags.

You stand there, and you think about this nation, and you tell ME that those people didn’t have a job? I’ll tell you, Howard Metzenbaum; you should be on your knees every day of your life thanking God that there were some men - SOME MEN - who held REAL jobs. And they required a dedication ! to a purpose - and a love of country and a dedication to duty - that was more important than life itself. And their self-sacrifice is what made this country possible. I HAVE held a job, Howard! What about you?"

For those who don’t remember - During W.W.II, Howard Metzenbaum was an attorney representing the Communist Party in the USA. Now he’s a Senator!

If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading it in English thank a Veteran. It might not be a bad idea to keep this circulating…

I’ve already seen this multiple times. And it never loses effect.

[quote]Goku_SS4 wrote:
I got this sent to me in an email. It is a little old but this is the first time I have seen it. So if you have seen it, sorry. I just thought it had some good stuff in it for us military folk. And everyone else.

Goku

JOHN GLENN (ON THE SENATE FLOOR)
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 11:13

Some people still don’t understand why military personnel do what they do for a living. This exchange between Senators John Glenn and Senator Howard Metzenbaum is worth reading. Not only is it a pretty impressive impromptu speech, but it’s also a good example of one man’s explanation of why men and women in the armed services do what they do for a living.

This IS a typical, though sad, example of what some who have never served think of the military.

Senator Metzenbaum (speaking to Senator Glenn): “How can you run for Senate when you’ve never held a real job?”
Senator Glenn (D-Ohio): “I served 23 years in the United States Marine Corps. I served through two wars. I flew 149 missions. My plane was hit by anti-aircraft fire on 12 different occasions. I was in the space program. It wasn’t my checkbook, Howard; it was my life on! the line. It was not a nine-to-five job, where I took time off to take the daily cash receipts to the bank.”

"I ask you to go with me … as I went the other day… to a veteran’s hospital and look those men - with their mangled bodies - in the eye, and tell THEM they didn’t hold a job! You go with me to the Space Program at NASA and go, as I have gone, to the widows and Orphans of Ed White, Gus Grissom and Roger Chaffee… and you look those kids in the eye and tell them that their DADS didn’t hold a job. You go with me on Memorial Day and you stand in Arlington National Cemetery, where I have more friends buried than I’d like to remember, and you watch those waving flags.

You stand there, and you think about this nation, and you tell ME that those people didn’t have a job? I’ll tell you, Howard Metzenbaum; you should be on your knees every day of your life thanking God that there were some men - SOME MEN - who held REAL jobs. And they required a dedication ! to a purpose - and a love of country and a dedication to duty - that was more important than life itself. And their self-sacrifice is what made this country possible. I HAVE held a job, Howard! What about you?"

For those who don’t remember - During W.W.II, Howard Metzenbaum was an attorney representing the Communist Party in the USA. Now he’s a Senator!

If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading it in English thank a Veteran. It might not be a bad idea to keep this circulating…

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That certainly shut him up, I wonder if he had anything to say after that.

What kind of stupid numbnuts would say that working in the military isn’t doing a job? Even if you had never seen any action there is a tonne of paperwork and the usual shite that is associated with any job. In my opinion most clerical/office jobs are the ones where not much is done.

Furthermore the guy was a politician lacking the politcal savvy to NOT piss off the population by taking a jab at the military. What kind of idiot does that.

[quote]Magarhe wrote:

Furthermore the guy was a politician lacking the politcal savvy to NOT piss off the population by taking a jab at the military. What kind of idiot does that.

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A coward does, a soft fat yellow one.

[quote]jojobear wrote:
Goku_SS4 wrote:
I got this sent to me in an email. It is a little old but this is the first time I have seen it. So if you have seen it, sorry. I just thought it had some good stuff in it for us military folk. And everyone else.

Goku

JOHN GLENN (ON THE SENATE FLOOR)
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 11:13

Some people still don’t understand why military personnel do what they do for a living. This exchange between Senators John Glenn and Senator Howard Metzenbaum is worth reading. Not only is it a pretty impressive impromptu speech, but it’s also a good example of one man’s explanation of why men and women in the armed services do what they do for a living.

This IS a typical, though sad, example of what some who have never served think of the military.

Senator Metzenbaum (speaking to Senator Glenn): “How can you run for Senate when you’ve never held a real job?”
Senator Glenn (D-Ohio): “I served 23 years in the United States Marine Corps. I served through two wars. I flew 149 missions. My plane was hit by anti-aircraft fire on 12 different occasions. I was in the space program. It wasn’t my checkbook, Howard; it was my life on! the line. It was not a nine-to-five job, where I took time off to take the daily cash receipts to the bank.”

"I ask you to go with me … as I went the other day… to a veteran’s hospital and look those men - with their mangled bodies - in the eye, and tell THEM they didn’t hold a job! You go with me to the Space Program at NASA and go, as I have gone, to the widows and Orphans of Ed White, Gus Grissom and Roger Chaffee… and you look those kids in the eye and tell them that their DADS didn’t hold a job. You go with me on Memorial Day and you stand in Arlington National Cemetery, where I have more friends buried than I’d like to remember, and you watch those waving flags.

You stand there, and you think about this nation, and you tell ME that those people didn’t have a job? I’ll tell you, Howard Metzenbaum; you should be on your knees every day of your life thanking God that there were some men - SOME MEN - who held REAL jobs. And they required a dedication ! to a purpose - and a love of country and a dedication to duty - that was more important than life itself. And their self-sacrifice is what made this country possible. I HAVE held a job, Howard! What about you?"

For those who don’t remember - During W.W.II, Howard Metzenbaum was an attorney representing the Communist Party in the USA. Now he’s a Senator!

If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading it in English thank a Veteran. It might not be a bad idea to keep this circulating…

That certainly shut him up, I wonder if he had anything to say after that.[/quote]

I think the reply might have went like this…

Ummm. Well, Let me… Ummm, Let me say that… ummm. fumbles through papers on podium

I would have really loved to have heard the reply myselft.

Goku

[quote]Magarhe wrote:
What kind of stupid numbnuts would say that working in the military isn’t doing a job? Even if you had never seen any action there is a tonne of paperwork and the usual shite that is associated with any job. In my opinion most clerical/office jobs are the ones where not much is done.

Furthermore the guy was a politician lacking the politcal savvy to NOT piss off the population by taking a jab at the military. What kind of idiot does that.

[/quote]

I don?t know why some jackass would say that. But, this is the best and worst job I have ever had. And Ive had plenty, from a driller offshore, welder, to working for American Airlines. (there have been many more) I guess it is because people don?t really understand the responsibility that comes along with being in the military.

I have more responsibility in the military than I have had in any of my jobs. Troops to look after, (supervise) putting your life on the line, account for 4.5 million in equipment and weapons. The list goes on and on.

And yes he has lost his mind by taking a public stab at the military.

Goku

[quote]Goku_SS4 wrote:
I got this sent to me in an email. It is a little old but this is the first time I have seen it. So if you have seen it, sorry. I just thought it had some good stuff in it for us military folk. And everyone else.

Goku

JOHN GLENN (ON THE SENATE FLOOR)
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 11:13

Some people still don’t understand why military personnel do what they do for a living. This exchange between Senators John Glenn and Senator Howard Metzenbaum is worth reading. Not only is it a pretty impressive impromptu speech, but it’s also a good example of one man’s explanation of why men and women in the armed services do what they do for a living.

This IS a typical, though sad, example of what some who have never served think of the military.

Senator Metzenbaum (speaking to Senator Glenn): “How can you run for Senate when you’ve never held a real job?”
Senator Glenn (D-Ohio): “I served 23 years in the United States Marine Corps. I served through two wars. I flew 149 missions. My plane was hit by anti-aircraft fire on 12 different occasions. I was in the space program. It wasn’t my checkbook, Howard; it was my life on! the line. It was not a nine-to-five job, where I took time off to take the daily cash receipts to the bank.”

"I ask you to go with me … as I went the other day… to a veteran’s hospital and look those men - with their mangled bodies - in the eye, and tell THEM they didn’t hold a job! You go with me to the Space Program at NASA and go, as I have gone, to the widows and Orphans of Ed White, Gus Grissom and Roger Chaffee… and you look those kids in the eye and tell them that their DADS didn’t hold a job. You go with me on Memorial Day and you stand in Arlington National Cemetery, where I have more friends buried than I’d like to remember, and you watch those waving flags.

You stand there, and you think about this nation, and you tell ME that those people didn’t have a job? I’ll tell you, Howard Metzenbaum; you should be on your knees every day of your life thanking God that there were some men - SOME MEN - who held REAL jobs. And they required a dedication ! to a purpose - and a love of country and a dedication to duty - that was more important than life itself. And their self-sacrifice is what made this country possible. I HAVE held a job, Howard! What about you?"

For those who don’t remember - During W.W.II, Howard Metzenbaum was an attorney representing the Communist Party in the USA. Now he’s a Senator!

If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading it in English thank a Veteran. It might not be a bad idea to keep this circulating…

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OOFRINGRAAH, gave me goosebumps and made me damn proud.I served 4 years in the Marine Corp and then made a career move and joined the Army and have spent many holidays and celibrations away from home. To hear someone say this isnt real job that demands respect is totally clueless and should find another country to represent.

makes ME feel like a loser.

It is worth reading the background on this story here:

Good stuff, thanks. Ive been on leave the last few days and have not been around a comp. Thanks for the link.

Goku

JTFC, don’t believe everything you read:

http://www.breakthechain.org/exclusives/johnglenn.html