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.
You have Ltg. Honore who overcame a not so great childhood, poverty and what not to get an education, take advantage of all the military has to offer and rise up the ranks. Then you have Mayor Noggin --too busy looking for handouts and always ready to put the blame on others for his own stupidity.
Unfortunately, the MSM is all to eager to promote the weenies and whiners. Not really interested in someone who has made something of himself.