Staff SGT Donald Wayne West, Jr., enlisted in the United States Army National Guard on September 11, 2001. As part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Company A of the 150th Combat Engineers served active duty Aug 29, 2004, until Dec 30, 2005. SSGT West returned to college in January, 2006. He married Lauren Ritchie June 9, 2006, at Seaside, Fla., and they have three children. SSGT West completed military service at Camp Minden, LA on Aug 23, 2009.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Day 246 - Stuck on Stupid

Radio Blogger thinks Lt. Gen. Russell Honore’s comments at a Louisiana press conference Tuesday may start a new trend:
"Let's not get stuck on the last storm. You're asking last storm questions for people who are concerned about the future storm. Don't get stuck on stupid, reporters. We are moving forward."
“I think the General just started a movement, and he may not even realize it,” quips Radio Blogger. “Every time a reporter, in any situation, starts spinning, or completely misses the point, they need to be peppered with, Don't get stuck on stupid.”
(Read Lt. Gen. Honore's full statement...)

Agreed, Honore makes his point. But this isn’t truly original material. For lots of us, the Lt. General just put a military spin on a classic parental ultimatum:
"Let’s not get stuck on what everybody else is doing, Son. This is not about them. This is about you. So don’t get stuck on stupid. If I had wanted you to turn out like everybody else, I would have let their parents raise you. Now, let’s move forward."
(I can see you smiling, Wayne.

But don't even roll your eyes, Buddy Boy!)