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December 08, 2005

discipline

I admit it. One of my "character defects" that I need to eliminate, or at least improve if I intend to stay sober, is my firey temper. My blood has a low boiling point, which is not good for maintaining my serenity. Certain things (and certain people) REALLY piss me off, and I go into full attack mode when that happens.

I became pissed off just reading this and I know that I would not have managed the same calm, rational tone that the writer displayed in his post. I would have resorted to profanity in print and deposited spittle-spray all over my computer as I cursed out loud. I salute Sgt. Hook for his discipline and self-control.

I think the comment to which Sarge responded is a perfect example of "compassion" from the Left today. Their idea of compassion seems to be a lot like mindless hate to me.

The slimeball who MADE the comment even managed to equate Bush with Hitler while deploring Sarge's "low IQ tactics." The prick would be amusing if he weren't so pathetic--- kinda like a carnival freak who bites the heads off live chickens in a geek-show.

What the hell. Just go read it yourself and follow the links to the other posts on this subject. If you can maintain YOUR serenity on that trip, my hat is off to you.

Comments

Thanks Acidman and rest assured, my blood was boiling. That's why I waited a day to respond. Glad your back.

Posted by: Sgt Hook on December 8, 2005 01:12 AM

Bravo Zulu (well done) to Sgt. Hook.

I left a suitable comment on the blog. At least I found it suitable.

Posted by: StinKerr on December 8, 2005 02:06 AM

Water off a duck's ass.

Posted by: Yogimus on December 8, 2005 04:58 AM

Seems like the assholes are coming out of the woodwork. Just look at what Ted Rall published 26 NOV:

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/3564/1949/400/rallstrikesagain.jpg

I about blew my top when I saw it. I've written Yahoo!, who carries Rall's comic, and on my base I am looking into circulating a petition among my fellow Marines to get his strip pulled. ( For more details, go to http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=34007442&blogID=65205198&Mytoken=2022F84D-F636-496B-B2899245C8AB1A6D1856653859 ).

The SDS retreads from the '60s aren't getting the same results they did before and they're upset. Boo F--king Hoo.

IF anything, I'm flattered by their negative attention. It means they aren't getting away with it and they know it.

Posted by: Russ on December 8, 2005 05:07 AM

Acidman, the day that you lose that "character defect" that allows you rage against the unspeakable is the day day that you should cash in your chips.

Posted by: Henry Blowfly on December 8, 2005 07:19 AM

Welcome back. I think the depositing of a little spittle spray and colorful explitives is sometimes healthier than packing it away. Those who do nothing or say nothing to evil or idiots are oxygen thieves, parasites along for the ride that contribute nothing. So take your hypertension medicine and spit and cuss a little.

Posted by: Donger on December 8, 2005 07:40 AM

Ahh, but the class in which Sgt. Hook answered served the purpose of further revealing the asshole for what he was. If you respond to an asshole by being an asshole yourself, then you fuel the fire and it becomes hard to sort out one asshole from another...and nothing pisses people off worse than when you can stay calm when they are ragingly pissed.

Posted by: Kelly on December 8, 2005 07:56 AM

I too suffer from anger management issues and Sgt. Hook showed remarkable restraint in dealing with that idiot.

I need to learn how to do that.

Posted by: Florida Bill on December 8, 2005 08:08 AM

You know what. The commenter is an asshole and the guy who sent the ugly card is obviously a psycho but why get mad? The world is full of assholes.

I saw a post about this a couple of days ago on Malkin's blog and much to my surprise she had a really good solution that I want to pick up on but won't have time to blog until the weekend.

Everyone has a bunch of leftover Christmas cards from other years, or it's easy enough to get inexpensive ones. According to the guy at Walter Reed you can send in a bunch of unaddressed cards all together in a manila envelope and they'll distribute them to the soldiers there.

Seems to me this would be a positive response to an ugly gesture and a hell of better way to support our troops than just getting spittin mad. I think it would be great if other bloggers would pick up on this idea.

Posted by: Libby on December 8, 2005 08:41 AM

I try to keep my aire in check by recalling that the idiots are unlikely to smarten up in the decades I might have left.

Posted by: Brett on December 8, 2005 12:58 PM

Well Rob, some things it is okay to get mad as hell at. After 18 years of sobriety, shit like this guys comments make my fucking blood boil too. Maybe I still need to work on my character defects too but I think the person that made those comments should have the living gotdam hell beat out of him. Fuck that stupid asshole. I'd kick his ass if I ever met him.

Posted by: assrot on December 8, 2005 06:14 PM

Rob, just consider the ravings of such in the same light as the scent wafting over from a skunk's butt.

They both mark territory that a wise person stays the heck away from!!!!

Posted by: RickT on December 8, 2005 09:12 PM

One mans character defect is another mans treasure.

Posted by: livey on December 8, 2005 09:28 PM

I don't think temper is associated with alkyism, Rob. I think it's just another excuse to drink, and we alky's got a million of em.

Speakin of Alky's, what's wrong with Denny's blog? I haven't been able to see it all day. Nothing loads.

Posted by: Bane on December 8, 2005 09:54 PM

Fuck that douche (if Roscoe aint long enough, just get closer). And we got plenty of holes out here in the desert--if not, we'll make more. Keep the faith, and bless you for fighting for your life (and winning thus far).

Vegas Chris

Posted by: Chris on December 9, 2005 01:52 AM

Yeah, they are coming out of the wood work but this time, unlike during Vietnam, they are being met with a hammer and squashed like the insects that they are. Blogs are making a difference-it is pissing off the left wing and the MSM who is nothing more than a mouth piece for the left wing.

Posted by: GUYK on December 9, 2005 11:03 AM

One of my sponsors tells me to pray for the assholes. It works.

Posted by: Larry on December 9, 2005 09:32 PM

I saw some interesting stats at recruiter confessions that tell the true story on all the Iraqi people we have killed there. evenb given the leftards worst case scenarios, we have saved a lot of lives.
http://recruiterconfession.blogspot.com/
Read his entry for 1 Dec.

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