I can't say I paid much attention to this General until after I heard his latest quote to the media.
"Don't get stuck on stupid!"
Sounds like the direct opposite of Ray Nagin.
Jim Quinn this morning played a bit of that "news conference" where the phrase was used. I like it. And I like him. No B-s from this guy. He just gets the job done.
The son of a Creole farmer, Honore was the youngest boy in a family of 12 children. He was raised on a farm in Lakeland, a rural community northwest of Baton Rouge. The family raised sugar cane, corn, squash and cotton. They also had pigs, cows and chickens.
This portion of the story literally brought tears to my eyes. We live in such an amazing country - a dirt poor farmer's kid can grow up and become a 3-star (likely soon to be four-star) general in the most powerful military in the history of the planet. If LTG Honore isn't the epitome of the American dream, I don't know what is.
posted on 09/22/2005 6:34:40 AM PDT
(God grant me the strength to live a life worthy of those who have gone before me.)
"He came off the doggone chopper, and he started cussing and people started moving," Nagin said. "And he's getting some stuff done. They ought to give that guy -- if they don't want to give it to me, give him full authority to get the job done, and we can save some people."
Hey, Bozo! You are the bleeping mayor! You had full authority, but you used it to turn your bus fleet into a sub fleet, and your last places of refuge into houses of horrors. You are stuck on stupid and that's why General Honore had to get off that doggone chopper in the first place.
posted on 09/22/2005 6:41:18 AM PDT
(The Clymer gene continues to replicate. Now that's biological warfare.)
yes Lt. Gen. Honore is a colorful character, but my hope is that he is ingraining a higher and deeper respect for the military among the liberals whose minds have been poisioned by anti-war crap since Viet Nam.
I can relate to Lt. Gen. Russel Honore I'm one of 11 children (next to youngest) and grew up on farm in Indiana.
I liked what he said about taking people off the roofs. and none of them said " Damn I left my Lexus behind". Or when he ask the reporter "How many people have you taken our or How many have you given water". And his daughter asking about her cat was also good. The "Don't get stuck on Stupid" was great. These are all good QUOTES of the DAY.
posted on 09/22/2005 8:53:37 AM PDT
(GOD Bless the USA .)
"The good news is they were OK," Honore said. "The cat was living large in that place."
The bad news is that the cat ate the hamster. ;)
posted on 09/22/2005 12:22:18 PM PDT
("Life is tough, and it's really tough when you're stupid" - Damon Runyon)
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson