Monday, November 21, 2016

Guess who's coming to dinner?

Vice-President-Elect Mike Pence will be coming to Mississippi for Thanksgiving.  Governor Pence's son is a Marine pilot training at one of our bases.  Let us hope he can survive the Navy mess.


Anonymous said...

Will he make any public appearance, or is this a private family gathering. Since the only naval flight training in Mississippi is NAS Meridian, big honor for our military.

Anonymous said...

Navy mess is some of the best food I have ever had!

Anonymous said...

His son is a Marine.

Anonymous said...

Meridian is not the only one.

Anonymous said...

Will be so glad to see Mabus go. What an embarrassment.

Anonymous said...

Meridian is the only NAS in MS, and the Marines are part of the Navy so that's why they train there. Agree that it'll be good to see Mabus go. Hope he stays in D.C. or anywhere but MS.

Anonymous said...

@3:54 please elaborate
The VP Elect should feel right at home.

Anonymous said...

Given all of dem conflicts on interest, do you think he will advise our master to sell us all off.

Anonymous said...


Mabus=Secretary of the Navy=please go away

Anonymous said...

he needs a safe space from the cast of hamilton

Anonymous said...

If you want Pence to have a private visit, why tell anybody he's coming? Why give hints about where he will be?

4:42 and 6:03 apparently have no friends or family in positions in the Marine Corps or Navy to know anything about Mabus' tenure as Secretary or what he did for the Navy.

Mabus has been an excellent Secretary of the Navy. Morale in the Navy and the Corps is high.

Our Navy Seals and Marines have obviously contributed greatly under his leadership and admire his care of and concern for them.

The Navy and Marine Corps also met recruitment goals and retention during Mabus' tenure and he made sure they were 100% staffed ( source: Congressional testimony).

He is not interested in staying in politics but will be working in the private sector ( where he is recognized for his talents) because unlike some politicians, he lost wealth while in public service. That happens when you are ethical and patriotic.

He is one of only 6 politicians from both parties in the State who didn't enrich themselves and their friends while in office, who could work across the aisle for the best interests of the State, who improved the State while in office, and who put the State first . Of those 6, he was one of two, who, when called to national service, put the Nation first. And, he, like the other Mississippian stood up to power to do the right thing despite it adversely affecting their national position in their respective parties.

Ray Mabus and Gil Carmichael are two of the smartest and most honorable men I've ever been privileged to know.

We used to have more like them until people like the two of you who will ignorantly trash anyone and their family with your partisan " rage" politics that have discouraged public service! And, your party has helped you do that because they want people who will tow the party line no matter how stupid the policy position!

I would not blame him if he never came back.

Kingfish said...

Nice try at some propaganda. Mabus is currently in the process of ruining the Marine Corps. He can't get out too soon.

Anonymous said...

One of only six. Bullsh#t. Plenty of politicians who didn't enrich themselves es. Plenty who have, no doubt. But your green eyeshades of Mabus adoring can't really believe all the crap you put in this comment.

I will agree Mabus wasn't the worse public official we have had -even in modern history. Far better and more honest than Musgrove for example. But his promotion of his bosses social agenda to the detriment of the defenose of our country has not been his finest hour - or year (s).

Anonymous said...

KF back your comment up with specifics.

My loyalty is to The Corps first not to any of the damned political parties or any individual including Ray Mabus . My sources have been and are damned reliable and are in positions to actually know how The Corps is doing.

If you are talking about the downsizing of the Corps, that has little to do with the Sec of the Navy and a lot to do with the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, The Commander in Chief, and the budget. It also has more than a little to do with the larger role being played in current strategy by Navy Seals and our fleet.

Do you expect a Sec. of the Navy to do more than make tough decisions that have to be based on strategic directives and available resources?

Give me a specific instance where you can say that Mabus didn't respond given the parameters of his authority.

Your scuttlebutt is really,really bad on this one.

Anonymous said...

10:16 AM
You are right about Mabus being far better and "more honest" than some other politicians. Other examples besides Musgrove, bring to mind Haley Barbour, Tate Reeves and Bennie Thompson.

Anonymous said...

10:31 You seem in the know and I'll go with your assessment.

Personally I don't appreciate the mean spirited types trying to tear down a hard working, public spirited Mississippian, Ray Mabus, just because he's not a card carrying member of Trump's crowd. He should be applauded regardless of party because he is our fellow Mississippian who has reached a high national office. We have too little of that kind of recognition to cut him down for reaching high on the ladder.

Anonymous said...

..."He should be applauded regardless of party because he is our fellow Mississippian who has reached a high national office."

That's a special kind of logic.

Anonymous said...

A large number of readers here simply hate. There is no legitimate discussion of facts.

They hate......hate gay people and their freedom.

They still hate black people.

They hate government because government made black people and gay people free.

These people are not rational humans. They are not here to debate facts. Mabus could have cured cancer and he would still be hated by this wretched, miserable lot of people whose lives must be unbearable.

So stop asking legit questions from these type people (and if you are not one....then don't be offended) and move on with life.

Anonymous said...

I'm not offended 3:55 pm
I understand that you cannot reason with an irrational person.
But, too many otherwise good people have been duped by propaganda and led to believe that the end justifies the means.
I am still willing to die for our country and will not be one of the "good Germans" who marches in lock step to any political party or bows to bullies!

Anonymous said...

Welcome to Mississippi, Vice President Elect Pence. We are happy that you and your family will be spending Thanksgiving at the Naval Air Station in Meridian with your son, who is a Marine. Please thank him for his service for us. We hope you and your family enjoy your holiday in our state and will come back again, soon.

Anonymous said...

"You are right about Mabus being far better and "more honest" than some other politicians. "

Let us know what his ex-wife has to say about that....

Anonymous said...

11:37 pm She is someone I've knew before she married for the second time to Ray. Their marital conflict didn't change my opinion of either.
I was surprised the marriage lasted as long as it did.
I credit Ray with the effort to try to make the marriage work.
You don't know what you don't know.

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