So I had the opportunity to hang out and drink some beers and Don
Julio with this Special Corps Marine.
I had me new Relix Magazine with me at a bar and I guess I must have
looked interesting in w/ my Ray Bans (worn in MIB2), my longer hair,
vintage Banana Republic suede California coat and holy zip up
sweater, thermal shirt under an urban outfitters graphic tee and
Levis because this dude kept looking at me and I could tell he was
waiting for the right opportunity to talk w/ me.
And, sure enough, he was into the Jamband scene and a big fan of
Rusted Root, microbrews, outdoor activities and he also worked some
security and location for Hollywood.
Thus, we had lots to talk about over some beers and tequila before I
finished my errands and cooked dinner for my wife.
At any rate, this guy was real bad-ass Marine. He smoked
non-filtered Camels and had his head shaved and I could tell if we
rumbled it would probably be to the death. Although he wasn't a real
huge guy he seemed incredibly strong and well trained.
When touching upon the NEWS he also likes to watch FOX but also
watches other channels as well and gets a kick how each broadcast
and program has its own type of spin and style of spin. (I'm not
certain if he was into analyzing the women in NEWS as much as me).
But when the subject came to the War, he blamed the media for making
it look like it's a losing battle. He stated that they are safe over
there and doing a good job. In fact, he said that they are safer
over there than in our streets and quoted that apprx. 30,000
military people were injured or died because of violence in the U.S.
in the past few years. And he feels the media should either back-off
and let them get the job done or do some better reporting.
In addition, (and this was great to hear it from one of our "good
boys") that the hard stuff like heroin, meth and coke is worth
tracking down and stopping but who the hell cares about tracking
down marijuana and what a waste of resources. On over seas missions
they don't go after marijuana with resources and he feels we
shouldn't be using resources here in the U.S. for it either.
-John French signing off-