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"jim webb" Discussed on Remso Republic

Remso Republic

04:04 min | 2 years ago

"jim webb" Discussed on Remso Republic

"The appointed hour web came into the pressroom his wife hung Lee sat next to him and took an extremely wide stance behind the podium. So that his feet poked out from either side of it. He gestured to the frame framed wooden peg some aides held up behind. Him skipping. A paragraph web turn grip the lectern some say, I am a Republican who became a democrat. But that I often sound like a Republican in a room full of Democrats are democrat in a room full of Republicans. Actually, I take a compliment. That's my best. Jim Webb impression. Webb said. More people in this country. Call themselves political independence rather than Republican or democrat. This was of course, one of Webb's problems. Nobody seemed to know what he stood for only that he did indeed sound like a Republican in the room full of Democrats. But it wasn't his biggest Jim web's. Biggest problem is that he wasn't heard period in that isn't as a problem almost entirely of his own making over the year that he ran for president. He barely raised any money. He didn't build the kind of campaign infrastructure necessary to compete, and maybe most glaringly he didn't seem to be doing and campaigning. As a consequence he failed to register at one percent and polling averages and the debate last week web came off as a Petula as Petula and entitled using his limited airtime to complain about not being given more chance to speak. Americans are disgusted by all. This talk of Democrats and Republicans calling each other the enemy instead of reaching across the table Webb said to Jim Webb voice. Sorry, I know one enemy really. He is from hard personal combat. The other party is not the enemy. They're the opposition in our democracy. We're lucky to have opposition. There's no opposition party in countries like China, he had a point one a lot of Americans would probably agree with which makes us failure to do anything to get message out there all the more confounding in the campaign that has so far been defined by outsider. Politicians breaking the rules and getting all the love for it. There could be an opening for Jim Webb, but that would require a certain flexibility and creativity about how to get his message out that web clearly did not have. And I'm gonna go ahead, and stopping our article in that I mean things to consider one they were never going to give Jim Webb a chance because it was Hilary's election. There is no Hillary in this race. Secondly, though, the thing to consider is that those descriptions independent minded veteran. The other side is not the enemy. They're the opposite. Mission we need work across the aisle. Gabbard the only one that sounds like this in this entire field of declared candidates and speculative candidates at the time, I'm recording this Julian Castro just came in and he's going to call everybody south of him Satan. So just something to consider. There is no Hillary in this race. So she has more of a chance, but the fact that she's not as extreme as the others is going to kinda hurt her. So what should libertarians to about this? I think we have a chance as I mentioned earlier a net gain. She's with us enough, and she might not be a libertarian, but she certainly anti progressive as we've seen in the Trump era, sometimes being anti-big recive is enough to at least get libertarians hawking points out when we have the breathing space to actually make good on it. This is called what my friend Robin Kerner described as the blue Republican. Strategy and he devised this around twenty eleven to try and get Democrats to support Ron Paul in the primaries, not necessarily in general, but at least in the primaries, and there's a tactic I of used in the past for primaries and for independent candidates and libertarian Kant's staff to managed during my time as a consultant..

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"jim webb" Discussed on Remso Republic

Remso Republic

04:04 min | 2 years ago

"jim webb" Discussed on Remso Republic

"The appointed hour web came into the pressroom his wife hung Lee sat next to him and took an extremely wide stance behind the podium. So that his feet poked out from either side of it. He gestured to the frame framed wooden peg some aides held up behind. Him skipping. A paragraph web turn grip the lectern some say, I am a Republican who became a democrat. But that I often sound like a Republican in a room full of Democrats are democrat in a room full of Republicans actually take as a compliment. That's my best. Jim Webb impression. Webb said. More people in this country. Call themselves political independence rather than Republican democrat. This was of course, one of Webb's problems. Nobody seemed to know what he stood for only that he did indeed sound like a Republican in the room full of Democrats. But it wasn't his biggest Jim web's. Biggest problem is that he wasn't heard period in that isn't as a problem almost entirely of his own making over the year that he ran for president. He barely raised any money. He didn't build the kind of campaign infrastructure necessary to compete, and maybe most glaringly he didn't seem to be doing and campaigning. As a consequence he failed to register at one percent and polling averages and the debate last week web came off as a Petula as Petula and entitled using his limited airtime to complain about not being given more of a chance to speak. Americans are disgusted by all. This talk of Democrats and Republicans calling each other the enemy instead of reaching across the table Webb said to Jim Webb voice. Sorry, I know one enemy really. He is from hard personal combat. The other party is not the enemy. They're the opposition in our democracy. We're lucky to have opposition. There's no opposition party in countries like China, he had a point one a lot of Americans would probably agree with which makes us failure to do anything to get his message out there all the more confounding in the campaign that has so far been defined by outsider. Politicians breaking the rules and giving all the love for it. There could be an opening for Jim Webb, but that would require a certain flexibility and creativity about how to get his message out that web clearly did not have. And I'm gonna go ahead, and stopping our article in that I mean things to consider one they were never going to give Jim Webb a chance because it was Hilary's election. There is no Hillary in this race. Secondly, though, the thing to consider is that those descriptions independent minded veteran. The other side is not the enemy. They're the opposite. Mission we need work across the aisle. Gabbard the only one that sounds like this in this higher field of declared candidates and speculative candidates at the time recording this Julian Castro just came in and he's going to call everybody south of him Satan. So just something to consider there is no Hillary in this race. So she has more of a chance, but the fact that she's not as extreme as the others is going to kinda hurt her. So what should libertarians to about this? I think we have a chance as I mentioned earlier a net gain. She's with us enough, and she might not be a libertarian, but she certainly anti progressive as we've seen in the Trump era, sometimes being anti-big recive is enough to at least get libertarians hawking points out when we have the breathing space to actually make good on it. This is called what my friend Robin Kerner described as the blue Republican. Strategy and he devised this around twenty eleven to try and get Democrats to support Ron Paul in the primaries, not necessarily in general, but at least in the primaries, and there's a tactic that I've used in the past for primaries and for independent candidates and libertarian Kant's staffed and managed during my time as a consultant..

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"jim webb" Discussed on WTMJ 620

WTMJ 620

12:44 min | 2 years ago

"jim webb" Discussed on WTMJ 620

"Fleet owner imprint. been called every name in the book, and even some that aren't Gary McNamara and Eric Harley Red Eye Radio. And he's Eric Harley. I'm Gary McNamara. Eight six six ninety redeye an end to the last caller saying that Pelosi probably won't work with you know, with the with the president. But other Republicans. Well, that's the point the president has said I want to work with Nancy on infrastructure and other things he said it yesterday. That's how this became an issue is the president stating that he wishes to work with Nancy Pelosi. And then the articles coming out saying that's the one person he's been extremely friendly with. Really likes her really respect. Sir is friendly with her attacks. All other Democrats you noticed he doesn't attack her and when she attacked his manhood. And compared has the wall to his manhood. He never responded. Now, what's the time here because we figured that? We got after yesterday when the president pro or thirty-five he's been up for three hours. Okay. Because we. Now, if the president was listening yesterday, I goes to bed at eleven thirty gets up at one thirty when and our listeners to two and they said, wow. Just talking about the president came out with all these people from the border patrol. We're connected to explain what's going on. We have what what somebody say we have moles. So now the administration lets you know, if a tweet comes out here in the next fifteen minutes blasting polo from his official page. Eric, and Gary are awesome. Really great at school nation. I I do believe that is fake news, Eric you can't prove that. Well, you could. Well, I'm sorry. No, I'm sorry. That was an analysis analysis of what I think he should tweet. All right now, we gotta go dead. We can't do that. Because we're referencing something on yesterday show difference between opinion, and I will look to see if he's actually tweeted, I don't think he tweets this early day. And there's nothing big going on except for the meeting at the White House. So will the meeting be? We haven't heard yet is going to be in the situation room. We haven't heard. Because it was on Wednesday. I don't think it should be on CNN. I know this wolf Blitzer is going to be in there. If the president showed up the CNN I thought about that the other day, president shows up to CNN with Nancy and Chuck. Okay. Move aside wolf we're going to do we're going to do this hour. Let's see here. Nothing. Nothing. Nothing. Nothing. Nothing. So Jim Webb the former democrat is under consideration for Defense Secretary. Yeah. He was against going into Iraq. Right. So that would be more in line of the the president's, you know, policies and people coming out over the last well since especially the. The announcement on the withdrawal from Syria saying he's more of an isolationist and predicting that he would probably go in the direction of choosing someone who's also more of an isolationist. So we'll see if that happens. It would be interesting. If that happened I'd like to see what direction it went in at that point. And how that will be receipt. Right. Because if you take Madison side, or or I guess any of those that you've seen in the news recently. Let's talk about those military leaders that are in those regions right now. And obviously, they're not going to be outspoken. Because they're going to do what the commander in chief tells them to do. So at this point, they're not going to be outspoken. But if you do wonder what the concerns would be from them. Who knows? You've got a a promise of fifty percent draw down in Afghanistan, and they promise in the president said that the other day during the cabinet meeting. I think it was during the cabinet. But it made the news round the other day where he said he was talking about Syria and saying, you know, look other people were saying four months, I never said four months on Syria on the withdrawal time line. And so he did not give specific calm. And that's where people that's been the big question. Lindsey Graham came out and said, I feel much better because Lindsey Graham against withdrawing from Syria. And so why did he feel specifically much better? Right. Was it? The fact that the the that the president is now reconsidering it that he has given a time line, which would assure the troops are there for a significant period of time. And what would that timeline beat? And eventually you have to answer those questions. Sure. Eventually they have to be the be answered. But we'll we'll see what goes on with. With that from. From Jim Webb. Let's head to you eight six six ninety Red Eye. We go to. Let me see we go to Brian in Tennessee. Brian, welcome. You're on Red Eye Radio. Welcome to the show. Hi. Hello. Are you very good? Yeah. My main thought on President Trump why he may be holding back on that declassification Dale because that's why I think it of only in the whole per election like maybe he wants to drop the bomb late like during election time. Well, but here's the concern. And I've I've heard that theory, Brian. Here would be the concern. We don't know what the time line of the the Muller team is going to be. So the Martine teen comes out. And let's say it's it's what a lot of people predict it will be and that is no real indictments related to the Trump organization being the campaign and the election. It's more of a wagging of the finger while we found some things that clearly morally crossed the line, but we're technically no reasonable prosecutor would go after them that kind of approach, and they he writes this report, it's a scathing report and really nothing more. It's not a legal action against anyone that was associated with the campaign. You're hanging that political clout at that point, and how long do you let that last? And if you come out right now. If it shows what a lot of people believe it may show, if you come out with that information right now, it essentially undoes all of it anything that the Democrats in the house may want to do anything that the mullahs report might might or might not say all of that is undone and watered down tremendously don't wait for twenty twenty because A I don't think he needs that. But B also keep in mind if he did that right now, it's already twenty nineteen the election season starts here. This summer, you're gonna have Democrats announce it if he did that right now if he released that declassified information the legal process would be going on through the twenty twenty season. Look, here's here's the problem. He didn't say what again that was your interpretation of. Here's why I think he's doing. What he's doing? I don't care. What I think about what he might be doing. I care about what he did. And what he did was. He didn't say look I may release it later on depending on what comes out, and I may wanna wait the Muller report. And they're what he stated is. That he threatened to use it if the Democrats came after him, but he is hesitating releasing it for the transparency of the public, and he was specific about that. So you really don't have to guess what you're saying is. Well, my interpretation is here's what he might be doing that. That's just a guess. It will be a guest. Pretty much said that I can if they come after me, that's my whole. He's already said that's an and that's my point. I'm not interpreting what the president or this is what I think is means. I'm telling you what he said. And if that is the tactic. There's no reason to wait. It just doesn't right? There's no reason. Because as you said before when he says, I'll if they come after me, then I'll use it what he's stating. Is it can't politically harm him at all? Right. Because if you believe this is going to give you political leverage, you, then you know, that it doesn't show anything bad against you release it now. Right. It was the point where he has released a for transparency say, no because the American people might not be able to handle it. And that was one of the dumbest things Trump has said since he's been president. Well, because that's the whole thing of the whole thing of the swamp is the swamp isn't letting the American people know what's going on. And the president comes out and says, well, I might not let the American people what's going on because they can't handle it because it's so bad. Well, can they handle the more investigation? Apparently they've been digesting it for the better part of two year. That's why it was the dumbest thing one of the dumbest things he said is present United States. They can handle whatever they whatever it shows because it goes exactly why people voted him to be president. They voted for him to get rid of the soi to have transparency. And now he's the guy on the biggest issue out there as to what? Whether the FBI the department of Justice and the intelligence agencies worked against the campaign of a major party president to destroy his chances of winning and then de legitimize a presidential election. And then the guy that they went after saying, well, I might not release the for transparency because the American people can't handle that how we can't. That's why we elected you already handling it. It's already imply. The Democrats started this finish it. And it ended right? Let the let the American people seat. And so again, that's why I've seen to the last caller you're saying, well, here's what he might be. I don't care about what he said about the. I mean, the president already said that. So we we already know that right? He's already saying that that's is political ace in the hole, where do you know that? Don't wait. You can end all this now. Because the other problem is is that the report comes out, and then you wait until I don't know what summer of twenty January February of next year. The Dow has already been hanging there. And it looks like you're desperate. Well, here's the other thing if it is as damaging as Republicans say it is and as he says it is. Well, then what that will force is it will force the Democrats to even do investigations as to what is going on because the public at that point will want to know you mentioned the poll that fifty nine percent of Americans want it released only fourteen percent don't want it released. And you made a great point that there are some Democrats that hadn't been paying attention that may think yes Trump's hiding it because it's against him. Right. And this may work against him and show the Trump colluded, but it doesn't matter the American release release release only fourteen percent don't twenty was a twenty seven percent were like. And only fourteen percent. You know, that's a very low number. At at the very least you have the majority of Americans on your side release it release. Eight six six ninety redeye. For.

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San Antonio, President Trump And Senator Jim Webb discussed on Charlie Parker

Charlie Parker

00:17 sec | 2 years ago

San Antonio, President Trump And Senator Jim Webb discussed on Charlie Parker

"For a successor for Defense Secretary James Mattis, the name of former. Democratic Senator Jim Webb is risen to the top of the pile over a far more hawkish Republicans. What was known as an outspoken opponent of US military action in the Middle East, and he'd be more in line with President Trump on that issue. He was supposed to be fixing ATM's. But instead one San Antonio man was pocketing twenty dollar bills one at a time. A lot of them in total Joseph viscous, stole more than one million dollars. His company services ATM machines at places like corner stores, but an audit by the Bank came up short. That's what triggered the federal investigation. This week the fifty four year old pleading guilty in federal court to embezzlement. He now faces three decades in prison. What's amazing is he's broke the federal investigators have no idea how he blew through more than one million dollars. Michael board NewsRadio twelve hundred w why city of San Antonio proposing a multimillion dollar plan to create more affordable housing, but one key Texas real estate. Economists says the city. Can see a real problem? Right. Lynn the mirror. Dr Mark dots. Our the former chief economist with the real estate center at Texas AM told the San Antonio boarder realtors annual housing forecast that rising housing prices are caused by one thing dwindling supply and the supply of homes is dwindling for one major reason regulatory

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"jim webb" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

02:12 min | 2 years ago

"jim webb" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"It is six oh six on. Wall Street and right now futures are higher s and p futures are up thirty three and a half points. Dow futures up two hundred eighty one NASDAQ futures are up one hundred six straight ahead. We have the latest world and national news. And this is Bloomberg. Karen, thanks that brings us to six. Oh, seven on Wall Street and Michael Barr to tell us more what's happening around the world. Michael. Thank you very much. Nathan house. Democrats have passed a plan to reopen the government without funding president Donald Trump's promised border wall. However, Senate Republicans and President Trump oppose the plan the largely party line votes came after Trump made a surprise appearance at the White House briefing room pledging to keep up the fight for his signature campaign promise, the partial government shutdown is now pushing into its third week and his time drags on President Trump's leverage appears to be fading. Bloomberg's Bob moon has the latest the message from Democrats now back in control of the house is unmistakable what part of no don't you understand? We are not doing a newly re-installed house speaker, Nancy Pelosi's hardline streets, how little leverage the president has gained over two weeks majority leader, Steny Hoyer sounds more adamant than ever we don't think it's the proper or most efficient means to keep our country safe as Democrats. Accuse him of holding federal workers hostage. Trump is standing firm without a wall. You cannot have border security won't work. Bob moon. Bloomberg daybreak. More are scheduled at the White House with President Trump and lawmakers today hours after she assumed leadership of the chamber house speaker Nancy Pelosi invited President Trump to give his state of the union speech on January twenty nine new reports indicate that former Virginia Senator Jim Webb may be in line to be the next Defense Secretary the death toll in a highly crash in Florida is now seven two big rigs and two passenger vehicles collided on interstate seventy five near Gainesville yesterday. Spilling diesel fuel across the highway and causing a huge fire Florida highway patrol Lieutenant Patrick Reardon. Those two tractor trailers caught on fire as well. As a passenger car on fire. The damage from the fire was pretty extensive seven.

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"jim webb" Discussed on WINT 1330 AM

WINT 1330 AM

04:42 min | 2 years ago

"jim webb" Discussed on WINT 1330 AM

"Subscribe on I two full episodes delivered right to your phone. Welcome back. So I was just noting. Reagan apparently wasn't a fan of Jim ha when he was secretary of the navy. He quit after nine months. And apparently he was kinda not totally stoked when he quit and Reagan had remark. Quote. I don't think navy. I don't think the navy was starting to see him go, Jim Webb. Ciro? I don't know. I'm just who knows. You know what I mean? Like, I don't who knows. I don't even know why we'll he's only been considered. I think he was he seemed like the smartest dude on the stage. When he ran for president. That's all I remember. They he just seemed like the smartest dude on the stage. And and a just I. He is the he's the most. Moderate democrat. I think that there is at this point. But like I said, I don't. It's not uncommon for Democrats like that to be considered for different positions. So I I it who knows. I like I like Jim talent though, the suggestion that Yates had excuse me as Jim talent. I think that that's a good choice. So we'll see I don't. It's just tough. It's we'll see anyway. All these things. And it's I think is it is seen outside yet here in Texas. It said we were supposed to get ice today. And it showed a snowflake because Texas doesn't get snow. It just it just isn't it didn't get below thirty eight degrees. So it looks like the Scottish countryside outside with with the fog in the midst and the dreariness it's so Goth. It's the Goths weather ever just need to go out and some timber and clothes and just sort of toil. Robert Smith out in the middle of a field this week. We're going to see temperatures in the sixties not even talking about. I'm done with him. And then I'm done with it. I I have sweaters that I need to wear, and I ordered I told Cain. I had this. I had this obsession with ordering wool socks off Amazon. I can't help it. And it's just the thing. Like, I just see. And I'm like, I think I need in my life. Cold. And so I need to be able to wear these. And I can't if the stupid weather, sixty degrees. And if it's sixty degrees, you know, what that means. I'm going to sound like a dude on radio because it lowers my voice, and it closes up my sinuses. And it makes me just miserable. I'm going to that guy was screaming at game. Stop you. Call me, sir. I m ma'am, you say, ma'am. Clearly, I am a woman belt Osuna go beat you with my lady Boehner outside for doing that to me for mis gender me. Oh, get mad somebody please. Sexist. Oh my goodness. Oh, my word anyway. So this. We're going to the first day of congress back in session. One hundred sixteenth Nancy Pelosi has control of the gavel. That's how I feel about it. This is going to be just an annoying year. It's going to be a Noriega's ready for it to be an annoying year. 'cause it's gonna be I'm gonna have to get some of that, our friend, John Rich's. Rednet Rivera gonna have to have that at the ready for them days when it is doubly annoying. We're gonna have to be doing that. Oh, because it has this story that came under New York. Coggin about their dear sterilization, because apparently, I guess they're not issuing enough licenses for hunting. They're trying to sterilize these damn deer in New York because they are their populations exploded. And they they said that wildlife ecologist running mayor de Blasios dear for Secondly project, raked in half a million dollars the first two years. How about just letting people hunt them you got to sit here and cat, and what the what in the world. What in the world getting a permanent? Police have to approve it on a case by case basis in terms of getting firearm permit why not allow and then you have areas where you don't I mean hundred ninety one allowed at all. Why seriously allow them to be? I just don't understand this. I don't I don't get it. That's that's pretty stupid. But we still have today and stupidity came. All right. So Hank Guam's gonna flip over Johnston. This is what he's been saying about Trump supporter women..

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"jim webb" Discussed on Don't Worry About The Government

Don't Worry About The Government

03:58 min | 3 years ago

"jim webb" Discussed on Don't Worry About The Government

"And Cherokee enough for whatever threshold it was. And if you have a warrant who is the Senator who is the financial and consumer specialist, then you would obviously need some other Senator somewhere to be in a position to you pair, not necessarily Jim Webb because you know, you don't want to do with the whole aren't late on grenade and Vietnam thing, but like you pair with the military type person and to the point of accountability. Again. I don't know how they necessarily feel about this as a class of people. But like, maybe there should be more like ACLU type lawyers who say, okay, I'm going to run for Senate on the plank of I have experience holding the powerful people in our government accountable and look around the Senate how many other like there some and like Wyden has been good in certain ways like they're not non-existent. But like, we need more. So I'm gonna put my hat in the ring, and I have I can run on that. And I can say like, I'm a specialist in this. If you think Donald Trump's administration should be held accountable. Don't seem like a perfect person to do that. Especially in a blue state. I mean, this is the other thing is the Democrats. Keep running squish is in their strongholds when what they should be doing is running and firebrands in. There's the Republicans do that in their strongholds. They get this firebrands, and they send them to congress in the democratic strongholds. You get Pelosi and Schumer and Feinstein and all these people who are squish like at some point. We should send a tech expert to sit on some of these panels to settle. About computers wonder up there. If Mark Zuckerberg and all these people are going to be making all these appearances. Let's like we were talking about before we went on air. Yeah. You probably elect or people should run and should elect somebody. Who's like, oh, by the way, I've actually worked at tech companies and know, the ins and outs of what kind of security they ought to have if they wanna be responsible business, and I can bring that knowledge to government. So that we can try to wrangle this weird situation of trying to like. Deal with the power of somebody like Mike's marks Coburg who should never have. He should never have risen to the point of where he's got this kind of responsibility on his shoulders. So the good news is we are actually going to get to fight this battle out here in twenty twenty the primaries, we're having the conversation right now. Unlike what the Democrats usually like to do which is oh, well, the coversation like half the day before. Yeah. When we need your vote. We'll tell you that it's too late to have the conversation. Now, we'll delay having the conversation right now with this is when you should we had the election a couple of weeks ago, they change their super delegate policy. Right. So now is the time you look at this. And you know, we got to put the pressure on its two party system. I mean, not the least which because the electoral college system is to seventy two win and not majority wins. So if it was majority wins, theoretically third party candidate could actually run get enough electoral college votes and win the presidency, but a two seventy win system. It's very unlike. Likely that kid is going to win fifty one percent of the electoral college votes, which means it would go to the house and the house would never vote for that their party. Can't they would have to be a jug or not and not dairy Johnson. Right. I mean, depth person doesn't exist. I mean, it would be like Wayne the rock Johnson. And he sweeps forty states and the Democrats and Republicans pressured show, bipartisanship and accept that. The will of the people is this. I mean, yes, there's a way for the will of the people to overcome the to seventy two win system. But it's very very unlikely. So the game right now is the Democratic Party because the other game in town is the Trump party, and they're not going anywhere unless Trump goes somewhere. So as we talk about now, so I want you gears here, I'm gonna talk a little bit about some stuff..

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"jim webb" Discussed on Jocko Podcast

Jocko Podcast

04:14 min | 3 years ago

"jim webb" Discussed on Jocko Podcast

"The guy you're replacing is no longer with us. And you're going to go take over that battalion. And he walked up on the side of a hill and said, hey, how you doing? I'm Lieutenant web. And here's what we're going to do. And then that night, they got a big firefight, and he called in combined arms and a man, but that's cool. Must be must be an awesome school. It's. Pretty amazing. And by the time we were there. We had really phenomenal leaders and instructors who were able to teach us because they were fresh off the battlefield in Iraq and rebel to teach us exactly what we were going to do. And so for me, I went into a long workup prior to deploying. But some of our guys were just like what happened to Jim Webb? No kidding. They had maybe a month or meeting their platoon at their their final exercise as their stepping off to to go to Iraq. And so that's joker. There was. Yeah. Is pretty interesting. And so for me I needed up going to new battalion that was standing up first battalion, ninth brains Walking Dead and had about a year roughly to work in my platoon into train before ended up deploying to Iraq. And that was just a standard ground Pounder infantry platoon, initially. Yes. Yeah. And so we were a standard rifle. Tune and then about two months before deployment based on the needs of the situation in. Ramadi? We're employing to the decision was made to actually break down into smaller training teams and advisory teams. And so my platoon of roughly forty marines and sailors turned into to twelve man's which I was in charge of woolen surgeon was in charge of another one. And so the reason they did that was because that was roughly the minimum size required to partner with effectively for these police stations. And so at that time. Due to the the successes of people like yourself, and the other people that had fought in Ramadi and turn the tide of the battle. We were consolidating, and basically, you know, withdrawing a lot of the combat power. And so we took over for two different infantry battalions of another army unit with just one infantry retired. So we had the entire AO area of operations for just one time. And so I had initially one police station that was partnered with you know, as a young Lieutenant in twelve man-team reported with in Iraqi Colonel and over eight hundred Iraqi police whereabouts were you whereas we were in a small neighborhood just south of camp Ramadi called to me. Okay. To me, all of two medium, we were managing with the police there because the police had done such a good job and taken over that, you know, we were in the backseat almost totally just to give everyone a tooth. This is two thousand and eight right Grasso. Who doesn't the major? Fighting kind of tapered off in in. Oh, seven I mean earlier seven they were pretty it was pretty calm. I know the guys that relieved us by the time, they left it was very common Ramadi, you know, obviously, there's still always going to be a threat. But like to me when we were there. There was a lot was really bad big gnarly into me when we were there. And it was it was a that was. That was awful some of those humvees. We'd get hit. And it would just be you know, they'd lose three four five guys at a shot. It was it was horrible. But you know, that's awesome. And that's I always try to explain to people that. That in Ramadi, we we actually won. And you know, you're proof of that. When you were over there. And you guys were I'm sure doing out civil affairs, and you know, that type of things that basically what you were doing. Yeah, we were just really just trying to turn it over to the police there. And so got to sit on, you know, the weekly sure rose and the council meetings and hang out and drink tea with the Colonel, and we try to try to operations with them and everything, but they locked the place down. I mean, literally by the time, we were there that, you know, triple-strand concertina wire and checkpoints all around the entire cities. They were controlling the flow of the prevented the flow of any, you know, any material or any fighters. So that than it had such a good job that honestly, I don't think anybody shot at us the entire deployment..

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02:50 min | 3 years ago

"jim webb" Discussed on Jocko Podcast

"Help your cognitive and physical capacity is with discipline. And there's actually a so disciplined we just made a new form of discipline. So there's the discipline powder. Drink kool. Here's the problem with the discipline powder. Drink. I'm getting ready to go into a meeting, and I'm gonna be in there for two hours, and I wanna get like a little bit of a cognitive bump, you know, what I'm saying a little bit of a. A little a little bump if and I don't maybe want a drink a thousand or drink five hundred milliliters of water, whatever a bottle of water drink a bottle of water because then you know, biologically what's going to occur in forty five minutes. If I pounded a bunch of water, I'm gonna have to quit stop and use the head quit. I don't have to stop for a moment, which I don't like so made a want, you know, some pills a capsule actually a capsule. So boom, it's got the it's got a little caffeine and get it. It's got some Nutro picks in it gets you a little bit of a does it get does have more caffeine than the regular. No, okay. Says well literally Flynn on the discipline on the go. Yeah. Discipline on the go. Okay. Interesting. Yeah. And mine took some good. Oh, you got yours. Oh, yeah. Oh, check. I don't. I mean, obviously, I don't go now. But I don't go into many someone if he. And he's like text me and Pete and Bryan who's. Depress speech ever. Okay. So that I don't feel up. Well, J P fields fired up. Anyway, just like enhanced you could tell GP Glenn onstage. Everything's clicking for him. You know, he's fired up hundred percent. So let's go, but milk the milk train yet monk, Jane, big temps. Stay on it. If you're not hard to get the problem of the milk train. Is you just add ends up. Just being sort of kind of dessert. Yeah. It is. Yeah. And it's interesting because you know, the the idea that protein powder is it's either it tastes good or it's good quality. That's it. That's sorta acid that Kadhamy that loose to exists to the the the the gap in that by Kadhamy could not be crossed could not be brought together. It has been brought together. Both talk to my friend, Terry, aka big sexy last night. No. That's the thing. I might as well have just made a commercial for it. 'cause you know, you start talking about it. Then you start thinking, and you get yourself kind of fired up about it. That's what I was doing. Anyway, he was I came in and got it. It's good. It's on the mole train, hopefully mint chocolate. Chip my personal favorite peanut butter chocolate. Dave Burkes personal favorite could deal.

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05:47 min | 3 years ago

"jim webb" Discussed on Jocko Podcast

"And telling seeing a one of the most powerful until the scene seat telling scenes in the novel is the way that I originally ended it which is which is with Mitsuko taking her son. To camp Hansen. And she's on the one hand she's trying to explain to build some positive feelings in him about the father. He never knew and the price that he was paying for being half American in the Okinawan society. And she says was he says, you know, she takes him to camp Hansen because he can she can see the marines air. He can see them reengineering. And he says was was a good thing. The my like them, then I'll be aware. Yeah. And. And that's like, whoa. You know? And then when I was in the Senate is very ironic we actually had a situation on Okinawa. Which was in sacked replay. Where I was able to help a family owned marine who would deployed to rock and found out that his fiancee was pregnant, and they arranged for them to be married on the phone, and they had immigration issues and kid issues and all this stuff in my council. Trevor MO was when he was when he was handling us. I gave him a copy fields of fire. Amazing. Speaking of sons, I want to go here back to I heard my country calling. Talking about as you were as you were heading off, the Vietnam, I would soon Dr west heading for California where Barbara would rent a house across the street from my granny, and I would catch a flight to Vietnam. My parents would clear their quarters at Andrew air force base. And that had south to stay for a while with my dad's longtime friend, but Caldwell as they adjusted to the unknowns of retirement that waited them in Florida alpha had just begun omega was not so happily done in less than twenty years. Our lives had travelled full circle. I was now the one who is leaving. My dad was the one being left behind. There was nothing left to say. It was time to go. We rose from the years worn couches and began to say our final deliberate understated goodbyes. We slowly made our way toward the front door of the farmhouse the radio in the dining room began playing Danny boy sung by Johnny cash. I'm not sure that anyone other than God himself could have arranged the sweet sorrow of that moment. Johnny cash was my favorite singer, Danny boy, emblematic of our long held Scots Irish. Heritage of military service is perhaps the greatest song ever written about the painful anguish of a father watching helplessly as his son marches off to war. Oh, Danny boy the pipes. The pipes are calling from Glenn to Glen and down the mountainside the summer's gone. And all the roses falling to you to you must go, and I must bide but come Ye back when summer's in the meadow or when the valley's hushed and white with snow. Tis I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow. Oh, Danny boy. Oh, danny. Boy. I love you. So. It was the first and only time I ever saw. My father cried. Yeah. And then. Thirty odd years later. You're sending your son into the Marine Corps. The Iraq war is escalating because this is what two thousand three two doesn't joined in early. He doesn't five so, yeah, it's full esscalation mode at this point and. You're going through the same thing. That's harder going through it. I think. It's it's harder. Having a loved one gone than it is being gone emotionally. I think. Yeah. My dad was gone. A lot. I never expected that he would react that way, you know, an in when you know when Jim was gone. You know, it was it was hard for a lot of reasons. Partly because I was out there campaigning part of the time. And this was a very private thing. To me. I'm father, I refuse to talk about it other than in general terms, but. He was able to call every now, and then and send an e mails, and that sort of thing and actually made it a little harder, you know, because you get in a bit in a piece here. Yeah, we had just as a as an anecdote got to make like I think three phone calls from from Vietnam when you get back in and wa you know, on these Mars radio stations. We have three minutes, you Stanley got three minutes. You got you say something you go over, and then they talk on the other hand..

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02:46 min | 3 years ago

"jim webb" Discussed on Jocko Podcast

"And so it really is a very carefully drawn moral drama. And you know, some of these passes is your read. I haven't heard many years, and I still remember because I've written some of these twenty five times, you know, the the the one you start off with. I knew the words I knew the words we're going to come out of your mouth. So that is. You know, that was my intention of with with the book, and you know, what kind of say it's still out there. You know? This is honest as I can be and I know is you know, there there's a lot of rough spots in this book, but I don't have to. I don't have to put it any differently. The one other thing I will say is the dialogue it maybe from having benefited from living in so many different places. The dialect is. You know? Carefully accurate in a like seven or eight different American dialects. And the way they say words for sure no, you you nail that. It's very clear that yet, you know, these people, you know, that then that you were able to capture it you also did a great job. Obviously of capturing some some of the just straight combat, and I'm going to go here just one little situation. Suddenly there were loud explosions across the river. The northern compound literally erupted recoilless rifles, flashed and boomed again. And again, they're explosions raising clouds of dirt inside the compound machine guns and small arms hammered at the marines. The two platoon perimeter fought back red and green tracers interlaced careening into the black air making weaving patterns in the night. The artillery battery on the bridge compound reacted. It turns its guns north and lob dozens of projectiles across the river seeking to silence. The attack new bright flashes. Hayes is of dust grouped around northern compound. Then a moment of anticipation, Tori. Lull Goodrich knew what was about to happen. He wished he could tell them in the bridge compound. He wished he could dig a hole in the dirt and comeback out in California watch out, he groaned inwardly too afraid to cry. Oh shit here. It comes right now. An avalanche mortar rounds time from a dozen tubes to land together on the southern compound then just above the stranded team the deep pops of heavy machine-gun Goodrich. Listen to himself whimper, he could not stifle it. It seemed to him a scream that would give them all the way. But he finally realized it was no more than a scratchy, whispering wine. The bridge. Compounds defenders were caught unaware having to feel like spectators in the northern compounds furious defense bodies went flat inside their bunker seeking cover from the mortar barrage as they did streams of sappers poured through the.

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04:29 min | 3 years ago

"jim webb" Discussed on Jocko Podcast

"As they sought to escape the ankle deep syrup of blood and innards. I noticed the district. Chiefs young deputy deputy who stood out from the others due to his fancy clothes blown backward. Into a family altered by the blast. He was frozen in-depth with one arm raised in the air as if you were trying to catch their grenade that had killed him that hand was gone nothing. But the top of a forearm remained. It's white tendon sticking out randomly like unspoiled electrical wires. I'd approach an old woman who is leaning back against a mud wall. With the stunned look on her face her jaw dropped and her eyes stared unbelievably at nothing, I thought she was merely in shock. I pulled her arm and immediately recognized the lack of muscular response of the dead. I took a. A closer look and saw that she had taken a square nickel-sized piece of shrapnel in the middle for forehead just above rise. And so on. As I waited in the muck. It did not get any better. This was the war. We were losing perfectly. Summarizing Bernard falls observation on this morning. The Viet Cong we're not asking for anyone's support. They were asserting their control. For all of the bombs. We dropped many of them so randomly that they killed people that they killed the very people we were trying to help and for all the for all of us enemy soldiers. We killed. Our leaders did not understand the cold focused violence, perpetrated by the other side. They had deliberately killed a room full of their own people, a violent act for psychological rather than military reasons. As a warning to everyone in the basin that it was a crime punishable by death to even attend a political meeting hosted by the other side. True. Let me let me. If I can I can go back to the three points the that you wrote about and just elaborate a little bit. There were three wars in any given day talk a little bit about earlier on the street a conventional side unit against unit. There's there's no question we we defeated those forces. Finally, you know people during the war. We're talking about the body count the body county inflated body count it cetera et cetera. In nineteen ninety-five Hanoi admitted they lost one point four million soldiers dead one point four million soldiers dead. We lost fifty eight thousand the South Vietnamese. I I I really want to say something about because I think they are have been disrespected by history they lost about two hundred and fifty thousand dead. And so we did our job that was our main job the second or you're talking about the guerrilla war. I think we did. Well, but we could have done better. One of the things that Bernard fall talked about was how our, you know, are supporting arms are we used we used we heavily use artillery mortars, and you sort of things and in the villages. It seemed kind of random in the communist were very focused. You know, not not on the battlefield. But how they use stuff outside the battlefield very focused on who they were who they were after in addition to like. Join that they could they could meet up with us. But even on even on that war. I mean, we adapted. I in that area that I read it in, you know, by the time I'd been there for five months. I understood the temple of that place. I understood where they were they were were they had been I could anticipate them, and we did some I think some really great things by the time. I got to be a company commander out there in terms of knocking knocking them off balance. Keeping the morale of our troops up. You know, showing them that we we really we could go where they were. And we could figure out what they were going to do the third was the key. And I will say I want to say a couple of things about that. I it the the the South Vietnamese the motivation of the South Vietnamese, I think has been misunderstood. I didn't understand this one was in Vietnam. I understood this a lot better when I got back from Vietnam. I started working with the Vietnamese community here after nineteen seventy-five helping them understand..

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02:20 min | 3 years ago

"jim webb" Discussed on Jocko Podcast

"I put him on tail in Charlie. It was a company move wreck leading battalion, but it was a company move. And it was some branch on the trail or. Or something cut boom, and you know, nineteen casualties and a ambush after that. So for those of you that are in the military when you're moving at night, especially pre night-vision than the only way you can do is you have to be closer to the person front of you because you had to be able to see him. And so what that doesn't and you'll be within within being in sometimes when it's really dark you be able to touch the person in front of you. So therefore, if someone hits a booby trap or an ID or you get ambushed, the casualties are increased dramatically because you're just altogether. One thing about Ramadi is think when we got there they had a hundred forty known i-it's on the board at any given time and. There are a couple of different incidents. One win particular that sticks in my mind was when we were putting in the seventeenth street security station friend of mine's platoon was out providing extra security with gun trucks. And I guess he's his truck sat on an IUD all night. And then right when they were about to move it went off and took the front of the truck with it. Luckily, nobody was killed but it size. You can shoot back at you can't really prepare for it. Yeah. Sometimes you gotta get lucky. We we had the similar thing where we we go into a combat outpost in a convoy of just, you know, our seals hadn't convoy or heading to accommodate post, and my point man relief drivers someone said, hey, I think there's something head of us in the road stops the vehicle. I'm actually watched him. He gets out looking underneath the vehicle the flashlight to look and see on thinking to myself. This doesn't seem good could didn't identify anything we roll through we get to the combat outpost. And then a couple of hours later the dagger clearance team came through and found a triple stack, you know hundred twenty millimeter mortars that would have killed everyone in that vehicle for sure and if not a few others, so sometimes it's better to be lucky than good. And for those you out there if you think you're on an idea, maybe not the flashlight approach. Yeah. I've I had I did that it was my first deployment to Iraq. I'm I'm standing there. And my you guys were doing to target hit. And I might you guys..

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03:18 min | 3 years ago

"jim webb" Discussed on Jocko Podcast

"So we run on the the force. I my platoon actually was we had a rear security in the perimeter while they were doing this and they made their run. And then they came on the second run and the the F four dropped on us and actually it bounced right outside our perimeter. And then you know, what the hell I hear I hear going right over the top of us. So I turned around and start. You know, I want to go on the company CPA and ask them what the hell is going on. So I'm walking through the scrabble of bushes. And I always marines running running the other way, and this thing had balanced, and we call the snake and nape. You know, the the snake was the the way like a kind of a propeller would break out of the details. Arm. Okay. When you when you're up, and luckily, the the tail had broken off of this bomb when a hit, and so, but I turned around, and these guys are, you know, I see this thing flying through there. I thought it was a body. You know is this greeting flying through the air and going down to where the or the CPA, and I'm going in and all these guys are running the other way. And and that bomb had had landed on the pack of our Eighty-one F O artillery radio operator Packers pack board, you know, dead center. If that the gone off curtains, you know, and the other thing is nightmares. You know, we're one of the things you learn is in in when we operate like, the fifth marines, did is always be responsible for the person behind you not the person in front of you. If you lose the person in front of you stop don't try to catch up with them because they're there. Were number of friendly fire incidents where someone would get lost try to catch up end up to the on the flank of of the the main unit and you'd have an intramural firefight. Luckily, we we didn't have that happen in my company, but it happened in in the fifth marines. So you stop if you can't find see the guy front you stop. And then if then if you can't see the person behind you then you retrace the exact route that you've been on to pick them up. So, you know, there were lessons that were learned in put into place, you we we always talk about the fact that Leif was my buddies platoon commander with me he and and wrote books with me, but he was saying, you know, if you would ask him before he went to Ramadi, if we would have blue on blue, you know, fratricide situations he'd been like all there's no possible way. And and me same thing. You know, like it seemed like especially in the seal team's it was like, oh, that's never that. Will that will never happen? They'll never happen. And sure. Enough. I mean, they're in that book in our in our first book, we happen to write about three different. I mean, there's twelve chapters in three of them concern friendly fire because you had to be more concerned about well, not more concerned about you. You had to be at least as concerned about deconfliction. And you know, we would hang we would hang, you know, giant, aircraft panels. Once once my guys would take a building first night Br overwatch position oftentimes if there was any question about where they were they'd hang giant air panels right out the win, right? Because soon as they started shooting in the enemy new we wanted to make sure that the friendly's knew where we were just as bad..

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04:54 min | 3 years ago

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"The America of then and particularly the American to of today what it was like to be in marine infantry in Vietnam tickly will all of them particularly out incline nam province where where we fought the marines fought in five provinces in in Vietnam clung tree, which is where a case on and up next to the DMZ to ten which is we're way was Klein nam of west of denying where where we fought in quantum ni-. When in Quang tin was also a province, then it's not a province now. But. A a plurality and almost a majority of the marines killed in Vietnam were killed in non province, and I can't give you a really major battle. I mean, there are some operations that are notable in sort of Marine Corps lower. But you know, one on the country would would even recognize them. These were squad platoon company size engagements, and we're the constant constant combat activity in where the marines operated were usually outside of anything. We didn't have tents barbed wire. We didn't have caught we didn't have like trinity didn't have hot food didn't have clean water. It was an extraordinarily rough environment in terms of hygiene potential disease and just the wear and tear it put put on human bodies. So if you put that. That on top of the combat side. And then on top of what you'd mentioned earlier, which is the constant of flow of people through the apparatus that was the combat unit and the political tensions in in the country. You put all that together. You have a very very tough environment where where the marines lived and also where the young leaders operated. So you know, what I'm taking over a rifle platoon in in that area called an wall base. And I'm just off the plane, you know, with graduated from basic school at ten days traveled ten days proceed, a little bit of leave get on a plane go through Okinawa for you know, to kind of get your your timezone straight. And I didn't even know what regiment or division. I was going to when I hit Vietnam. They we got to actually on Okinawa. They decided. Which division? You were going to go to. Okay, we're looking at the casualty flow you guys you're going to third more. You guys you on I mar. And then when you got to dunning headquarters of the first division day would kind of sort us out to which which regiment, we were going to regiment, they say, okay, you're going to first battalion. But first betine said delta delta needs between commander and get on a convoy take off the the the the company had been through some, you know, some serious combat and the previous days, I think they'd had five platoon commanders in the previous five or six months of so dying. Delta was the Blair was the nickname did a derogatory or is that just gallows humor. We kind of liked it who's to deadly dying. Delta, you know, or dog tired, delta whatever, but you're constantly on the move. And you know, I'm new and they justifiably they're going on man here. We got a new guy here now. What? And there's always in the realm of leadership, the the relationship that you have to put into place, and you don't, you know, some some people like to say like to say, okay when Lieutenant comes in you can be like the observer for awhile and go along and patrol a what rarely did those people ever fully take over their platoon. You're the ready or you're not ready. And so I picked up my platoon. I got them on a side of a hill. I explain, you know, this you insert into the field to take over. Did you did you go right into the full? They were on the move that were on the move from liberty bridge. The Henderson hill on a company move the convoy passed by jumped off the convoy, I talked on a radio tour. Our company commander, you know before. And I didn't even get three days in an Walsum usually three doesn't end well for familiarization. He said this. This guy's class ornamented and basic school get them out here now. And so I took these guys overhead. On the side of a hill on and said, you know, this is Bob Timberg. In is booked Nightingale song called this an audition for a fragging. I said all right on Lieutenant web..

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03:52 min | 3 years ago

"jim webb" Discussed on Jocko Podcast

"Know, when I was a kid I used to read a lot read a lot about Asian history and new you learn the the Japanese philosophy behind it, which is to take your opponent's strength and use it against him. You know, and it was just a kind of a different thing than boxing. But I've always thought about that, you know, and in other areas of my life. I've thought about that. And in terms of boxing. You know, you never know who the judges are, you know, at one, you know, you you're you're absolutely right. I mean, nothing nothing is worse than losing. When it's just you out there if it was a team out there. You know, you've got you got people you can Pat on the back, and whatever, but it's just you or is one of the great fighters in Omaha on us fighting used to say is just you and other guy and all that smoke. But so you you learn to deal with in. You know, when when I say that you may you may perceive unfairness, you know, you. All right. You know, I think I won that fight. But you can't talk about it for the rest of your life. You just say all right. You gotta you gotta swallow it in you gotta say that was that. And the other thing is you have to prepare. You know, when you when you say, I'm going to know like fifteen sixteen years, I could be fighting front of three thousand people, you know, Omaha. And then I have a lot going on in the winter and was cold and then come into Coliseum and watch watch. And they're good fighters. You know, really well my had Omaha good fighters, including a professional stable as well. But yeah, I'm going to be in front of three thousand people, and I don't want to S, you know in. So you put it on yourself. You put preparation on yourself, which actually is a great learning tool for being a writer. You know, you. You might think you're working hard. Or you may think you're just passing the time. But when the book comes out, you're going to be exposed all these reviews, and that sort of stuff, you know, so and also it's kind of interesting because I was just talking to a friend of mine who is in in government right now who is a very fine football player. And we were comparing us talking about how how hard it was to deal with a certain individual because he'd been a wrestler, and he didn't understand how you get the team around you to to solve these problems. Well, you know, you learn to to step forward and take responsibility for solutions. You know, if you're an individual sport. I mean, they probably more than any other kind of sport. You know? It's like all right. This is what I believe. And this is one of the fight for and if we lose with us, but this is what we're gonna to do and in my life combining that with with the Marine Corps. You know, where you are responsible for the lives of of other people? And you have to make decisions that affect other people. There couldn't have been better training for any other leadership situation. I've been in. When when going back to where you got selected amongst to for this for the scholarship program. You one thing you said is here. Nobody's gonna work me to have. So as I remember the day. I got that. Because I okay, I'm going to wrap myself a little tighter here. You know, somebody up there likes me. I remember what I you know, when the you got the the letter from the navy in the mailbox if it was a thin little letter. You know, it was a no. And I got the packet was cold. I got that pack, and I went I did this. And I am going to bust my tail and then you came all right at back. Then it was like they were fifty one schools that had these programs, and you you listed the top six in order, and then yes, no..

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02:40 min | 3 years ago

"jim webb" Discussed on Jocko Podcast

"Okay. And so I got the scholarship, and you would you you mentioned fighting, and you mentioned boxing, and you know, that you you mentioned it a couple times. And while obviously I like fighting and one one of the things I mean, I always I I'm I'm more of a jujitsu player. But the things that jujitsu teaches you about life and about everything really. And I know a lot of those similar lessons come from boxing. You had a nice little lob. Nice little thing about boxing in here. And I just wanted to throw it out there before we jumped too much further because you know, boxing stays with you through your through through your naval academy career and whatnot. But here we go back to the book boxing and the rough hewn world in which the sport resided taught me valuable lessons about human struggle and the thin line between success and failure in the ring. You quickly learned that life was not always fair. And that it's not always offer. You a face saving time out when things were going badly. Once the bell rang you out there by yourself exposed for all the world to see until it rang again, no excuses. No sitting out for a couple of plays. Just because somebody hit you so hard, you couldn't see straight and your toes felt numb. When you know, my kids compete and do jitsu a lot when they were little, and and I would see these kids would go to these tournaments in Jiu jitsu tournaments are very popular especially out here in California at that time, and they're popular everywhere now, but I would notice that when a kid loses because my kids played all kinds of sports, whatever soccer and basketball, and this and that the key if the team loses the soccer game, the kids, you know, they walk off the field when a kid loses jujitsu match, and this is just not just my kids. But like ninety percent of kids when they lose that jitsu match when they're six years old when they're seven years old, they're gonna start crying, and it, you know, it made sense to me instantly. There's two parts of it that make sense to me number one there by themselves. There's no one to blame. It's not anyone else's fault on the team. It's just them. And number two when you get beat in a calm in a combat sport. It's there's there's a primal thing that you just realize you got beat. By another human being in this game. And and it's not a game. And so it's it's like you said it's like, there's no there's no way out of it. And for me, those lessons that people take away from combat sports are extremely important. It's the things that you just talked about right here. The absolute an on a number of different levels, you know, and one thing about well. First of all on one thing about judo and jujitsu, you.

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"jim webb" Discussed on Jocko Podcast

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04:01 min | 3 years ago

"jim webb" Discussed on Jocko Podcast

"All night Friday night show up. We never knew what time Saturday morning, but he'd be in there with with my mom Saudi-born raise fail Friday afternoon. You get in the car and drive back. But his example taught me more about the axioms of leadership than anything I learned anywhere else. And being able to. Fly it in the Marine Corps, which you know, was one of the great prides of of my life was really an extension of what he'd put on the table day in day out. And then, you know, Joan got the new sun Jim got to know his grandfather my dad, very well. It's been a lot of time fishing hunting outdoor family, and we've had the same kind of few thousand hours of discussions. I think. Yeah. You can very easily say the passage you read we qualify. The eleventh commandment in our household grown up always passed down to Eminem. Pat down to me. Very very, very simple. You never walk away from a fight. Bug. Never start a fight, but never walk away from one ever quit. And you'll be judged how you treat those around you. And it's a it's a it's it's it's been one of those things I've kept with me my entire life. And it's I was lucky to have that kind of formative influence at a very young age, and I love the Marine Corps myself. But everything I've learned about leadership is from him and being around his platoon up minutes. Absolute blessing. Yeah. That's that's awesome. I know and we talked about this a little bit last night because I would have guys that are concerned that hey, I'm not around. I got two kids and I'm doing another deployment and any. No, I always would tell guys look guys have been. I don't know what you call it in, you know, Viking years or whatever. But it I don't know if they called it a deployment back then. But guys have been going on deployment leaving their families for thousands and thousands of years. And and that to me is an example. It's it's the you might not be there to directly influence your kid on a day to day bas-. Basis. But the when when the young man looks up or a kid looks up and sees, hey, this is what hard work is what commitment is this is this is what sacrifices, and they can emulate that. You don't have to be there every day to instruct him in every single little thing that they do. And I mean, clearly both of you are examples of that you can turn out just fine. Even if dad isn't around every night, you know, when I was really when I was really young. And he was deployed a Berlin airlift age used to go to a better night with a picture of him on the runway on the flight line that air force public affairs are taken with him and his first sergeant of some visiting general I still have that picture over my desk today. But that was you know, that was gonna dead, you know, and you look at that. And you you gain an understanding of what it means to serve what what what your country is all about and serving your country in those sorts of things the one thing, I would say this. My dad really didn't want me to go in the Marine Corps. From the job that we were just talking about, you know, when you had the the missile squadron he had gone to night school for twenty six years. He graduated from college my senior in high school when you meet it was deep selected for Colonel. And then they send to the Pentagon to do legislative affairs, and it was the McNamara era in he would just he would just go crazy about the whiz kids who were running the Vietnam war. And and we would have long discussions about. You know, you're you're just going to be meet, you know, you're going to be meet the Marine Corps is a political football. Don't do it. His his line was go in the navy. Stay on the ship eat ice cream. And you know, when I went in the Marine Corps. It was like, oh, man. And then when my brother went into the Marine Corps. My brother was at Huey pilot in the Marine Corps was like, my voice marine..

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