Terminal Lance #97 “Too Soon?”
January 18, 2011
Too soon? Believe it or not, I actually debated doing this strip many months ago when I was still in Hawaii and still active duty, however ultimately I deemed it to be “too soon” to make fun of the puppy incident. Don’t take me the wrong way; I grew up in Oregon, I love animals and wildlife. What LCpl David Motari did in the infamous video is deplorable and disgusting by all accounts. I won’t post it here, because I don’t want to see it again, but feel free to Google “Marine throws puppy” and I’m sure you’ll be pointed in the right direction if you are unfamiliar with the incident.
I wouldn’t necessarily say that my intent here is to make light of the puppy-tossing, but to make fun of the inevitable inside jokes that occurred immediately afterward.
Maybe it is too soon, but it was almost 3 years ago. For those that are curious, David Motari got exactly what he deserved: brig time with a dishonorable discharge.
In other news, my first day of classes are officially underway tomorrow (Tuesday). While many schools remained open during MLK day, mine honored the holiday by closing for business. It may be worth noting, however, that class was in full session during Veteran’s day. A little irksome, to say the least. I don’t mean to discount the value of MLK day–quite the contrary–he was a true American hero by all accounts. However, it would be nice if Veteran’s day had the same consideration.