A man once said this, "decisions are made by those who show
up." So are we failing you, or are you failing us? It's a little of both.
Google后发现，这句话的作者是 Aaron Benjamin Sorkin，本剧的编剧。
It’s a town hall meeting broadcast live on MSNBC. For the purposes of this rehearsal, Carol will be the moderator, she’ll be seated at your right, which is camera left. You’ll have a pitcher and a drinking glass.
关于 The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) 美军参谋长联席会议(设有主席和副主席两要职，主席和副主席统领四军统帅)
The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) is a group of military leaders in the United States armed forces who advise the civilian government of the United States. The JCS is defined by statute and consists of a Chairman and Vice Chairman appointed by the President, and the Chiefs of service from each of the four major branches of the military.(wikipedia)
一般，在人名前加 Admiral 称呼，如现任的美军参谋长联席会议主席麦克儿·马仑,我们就应该称他为 Admiral(Adm.) Michael Mullen, (如需要，还要加上 chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff)。即 Admiral Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff。