Monday, December 24, 2012

Marines to undergo random Breathalyzer tests - latimes.com

   As some American states legalize weed, the few and the proud are seeking to essentially prohibit alcohol from the ranks by imposing a random testing program in which .01% gets you into counseling.
    We live in a country where even a Mormon Senator can blow a .11...How can you expect Marines to live with such a standard ?
What's In That Canteen ?

    It's all in response to alleged binge drinking in the military. Today's senior officers must have lived sheltered lives.
     Besides, aren't tests without probable cause a violation of one of those Amendments Marines so gallantly preserve, protect and defend ?
Marines to undergo random Breathalyzer tests - latimes.com

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is what you get with this commander in chief. He has no respect for the corppmen either.

Anonymous said...

Let's see. You have a cold and the medic gives you a cough suppressant to drink that has a tiny bit of alcohol in it. Are you now a suspected alcoholic? LET THE SERGEANTS TAKE CHARGE - they can fix it!

Dan Francis said...

The overreaction here about this story was expected, and I suspect it comes from a couple who were never Marines (and more will follow, I suspect), but that aside, I read the article and the policy as explained is okay with me ...

Cough syrup – wow -- give me a break. The assigned Navy Corpsman would verify that aspect and nothing would happen, I assure you. No one needs a few shots in the morning to get going – no one – at least not in uniform and not on duty ... period. If an active duty Marine or solider or sailor or airman has a drinking problem then there is plenty of help for them. There is no need to put a buddy or unit at risk or in harm's way about a couple of snorts, and especially while on duty ... to advocate otherwise is just plain stupid and unprofessional.

Besides, how about a cop who has a couple of shots before going on his/her patrol? Or how about your Senator or Rep. or Mayor coming to work half-loaded or with gin on their breath and for duty? Um...

Anonymous said...

Dear totalitarian Dannie:
What does .01% have to do with "half loaded"?
Q: how is taking a couple snorts in the morning going to hurt your performance in the motor pool? A:It would not.

And since you seem to think those of us who never served as jar-heads should not have an opinion on this topic, then you should not have an opinion on state income taxes since you don't pay any.

Merry Christmas Danny! :)

? said...

If you were in the US any service this is what you must face. The services have had piss test for years. This is just the times we live in. Must be a problem or it wouldn't be set up. Think about it, it won't be cheap to have. It must in the long range be looking at saving money and lives. Sorry but we don't need a drunk officer leading his squad into battle.

Anonymous said...

The Drug testing thing has gotten out of hand First dump truck drivers, but we'll exempt Fire and Police(they have live ammo) In the service you are subject to random and mandatory testing, just remember.

Anonymous said...

OVERREACTION?? I say drugtest and breathtest all Marines, current and former. I don't have to know anything about anything to advocate for this. Just like our favorite preacher, I don't have to gather ANY facts before expressing an opinion. Test all Marines. Now. If it saves one child. We gotta start somewhere. Its time to act, now. Freedom isn't free and damn the torpedoes and NO NUKES and I'm very upset about whatever. Hysteria rules.

Such baloney. wink wink

Anonymous said...

Dannie, is that the same kind of Navy Korps Man the president was talking about during that press conference a while back?

Anonymous said...

Must be a problem or it wouldn't be set up?
Because the military always does what makes sense I suppose?
Especially when the head of the military is a Muslim foreigner sleeper cell prezident.

There are a lot of great military men that imbibed and smoked cigars too.

Anonymous said...

There was a time when alcohol was passed out liberally prior to going into battle. Since I don't imbibe I don't know how effective this courage in a bottle could be. I do know that most of our WWII leaders would be considered alcoholics by todays standards. I am undecided on the merits of this cultural change in accepted behavior. Most of the change I have seen in my lifetime has weakened us as a nation and a people.