Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Department of the Navy and Marine Corps

The House has voted to rename the Department of the Navy, in order to recognize the contributions of the Marine Corps. I heartily agree that the Marines should receive this long-overdue recognition for their contributions to the safety and, yes, the survival of the United States of America. Barbary pirates were a great threat back in the day, and Marines took care of that sh*t, and how.

So, with no disrespect to my Navy and Marine Corps friends (and my Navy grandfather), I wonder what an appropriate name for the Navy Department would be, considering we're on the way (down) toward a 200-ship Navy. I invite Pinch and Lex, CDR Salamander and SteeljawScribe, among others, to weigh (anchor) in here and comment.

How about:

Department of Little Cheap Ships (LCS)
Dept of Brown-Water Navy and Bad-ass Marines
Dept of WTF are we gonna fly when Super-Hornets give out
Department of Navy, Marines, and Diversity (tribute to CDR Salamander)

Comments welcome.

Marines' Hymn:

“From the Halls of Montezuma
To the shores of Tripoli;
We fight our country’s battles
On the land as on the sea;
First to fight for right and freedom
And to keep our honor clean;
We are proud to claim the title
Of United States Marine.

Our flag’s unfurled to every breeze
From dawn to setting sun;
We have fought in ev’ry clime and place
Where we could take a gun;
In the snow of far-off Northern lands
And in sunny tropic scenes;
You will find us always on the job
The United States Marines

Here’s health to you and to our Corps
Which we are proud to serve;
In many a strife we’ve fought for life
And never lost our nerve;
If the Army and the Navy
Ever look on Heaven’s scenes;
They will find the streets are guarded
By United States Marines.”

H/T Fox News Online and The United States Marine Band

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