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Saturday, January 20, 2007

"Bad Sailor"

Just a quick bookmark here (I haven't got a chance to read the whole thing) but it looks like this story in the San Diego Reader called "Bad Sailor" will be some interesting reading. It seems to be some sea and shore stories from a NavET on the Slave Labor Camp in the mid-90s. I think it might be for real, because I remember a Groton NEX clerk named Siobhan when I was stationed there about that time...

Update 0826 20 January: I finished the story -- it ends up being a downer. Still, I think most of us knew a sh*tbag or two, so you can read the story to see what it was like from their perspective.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

ATTN: BubbleHead

your weblog seems to have a wide range of topics that reinforce the theme of "the Stupid Shall Be Punished"

sidenote -i wonder how a psychiatrist, sociologist, psychologist, etc. would analyse your life and naval career

anyway, i wanna know what motivated you to post the story of the Bad Sailor?

~ theDdoubleSstandad

1/20/2007 11:12 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kinda depressing... I've always wondered what went through a "shitbag's" head... but as always, I'm sure there are 2 sides of this story.

1/20/2007 11:15 AM

Blogger Bubblehead said...

tdDsS: I really don't give a crap about how someone would analyze my "life and naval career". I was "motivated" to post it because someone sent me the link, and it was about submarines. I post things about submarines, along with news, politics, and popular culture items that interest me, and people are free to read it if they want. Apparently I'm doing something right, since several hundred people a day seem to like reading what I say.

1/20/2007 11:22 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

ATTN: BubbleHead

i hope me saying a simple "thank-you" is a sufficient enough response to your 11:22am comment

if not, then i humbly offer the following -

1) Outside View: Shrinking U.S. sub fleet -


2) Trident the Deterrent - A Terrifying Myth -

~ theddoublestandard

1/20/2007 11:44 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry for getting you into MSW Bay bilge water with some of us BubbleHead!

I almost read the whole article, but failed to finish it and thus did not foresee the 'Anti Joe Skippy' aspect coming. It was unique and a bit amusing to an ex-M-Div'er guy like me. I asked BBLHead to confirm the validity of what I was reading. I ASSUMED it would be like the sea stories on My intentions were to cheer us up from the bad press and news in our community lately. Well F**ing A Ditty Bag!

Please don't blame BBLHead for bringing us down. My fault for not reviewing the procedure thoughly...attention to detail..there is no such thing as a routine evolution on board here! I'm the Stupid One. Please duct tape a wetbag to me and post me in my rack!

1/21/2007 5:41 PM

Blogger Zoe Brain said...

Oh Stupid One : Could be worse. You could have been a skimmer.

1/21/2007 11:10 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was on the SLC with Ollie. His account in the SD Reader is accurate. I'm actually impressed with old Ollie that he didn't sugar coat the story to make himself seem like a victim. Ollie was about a week ahead of me at BESS but he got to the boat a few months before me because I was a radioman and the comms ET pipeline was significantly longer than the nav ET pipeline. Things went down pretty much how Ollie told it in his story. I was actually the duty rm who downloaded Trujillo's postive urinalysis message. I remember how the COB swapped everybody around in the duty sections, so that the guys Trujillo ratted out would all be in the same section and then one Sunday duty day, tested the whole section. They popped. The really funny thing is that Trujillo was JSOQ, Sugar was a JSOQ, and Steele was a JSOY. Goes to show you how much stock there is in those awards.
Ollie was a good kid. A line of bad decisions, combined with a string of bad luck added up to one messed up individual. Well, I'm glad to see that he seems to be doing alright now.

1/23/2007 12:24 PM


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