I met Rob O'Neill last night before he went on stage at Clever Talks in San Diego, Calif., and not surprisingly, he possesses what I would call the most 'Murican suit jacket of all time.
Although the exterior of his suit is a pretty standard blue, I noticed something unique about the inside liner and asked what was going on there.
The former Navy SEAL Team 6 operator famous for shooting Osama bin Laden was happy to oblige. Dude.
Then there was the underside of his collar, which had part of a famous Sep. 11, 2001 quote from President George W. Bush: "Freedom itself was attacked this morning by a faceless coward. And freedom will be defended."
Then I thanked him for shooting Bin Laden in the face and he gave a great speech (I'll have more on this later).
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
Hoping to push for clean-up and to hold polluters accountable, members of Congress created a task force Wednesday to help constituents nationwide who have contended with drinking water contaminated by chemicals used on military bases.
U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Platoon 4030, Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, perform rifle manual marching movements during an initial drill evaluation June 25, 2018, on Parris Island, S.C. (U.S. Marine Corps/Sgt. Dana Beesley)
An AH-64D Longbow Apache helicopter lands during a combined arms demonstration as part of South Carolina National Guard Air & Ground Expo 2009 at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., Oct. 10, 2009. (U.S. Army/Sgt. Roberto Di Giovine)
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"Nothing is more powerful than a young boy's wish. Except an Apache helicopter. An Apache helicopter has machine guns and missiles. It is an unbelievably impressive complement of weaponry, an absolute death machine."