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Old January 2nd, 2011, 06:49 PM   #1
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Please, take a look at this video. Headline in various outlets read, "Navy to investigate lewd videos shown on carrier," Navy orders investigation into raunchy videos," and "Navy investigating Raunchy, Anti-Gay Videos," among others.





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It wasn't offensive to me.


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Old January 2nd, 2011, 10:21 PM   #2
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Very juvenile. But I suppose they have to relieve stress somehow. Just ask Sydney Friedman.
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Old January 2nd, 2011, 10:28 PM   #3
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I predict a HUGE spate of "sensitivity training" now that DADT is repealed. Plenty of what we now consider "gay bashing" goes on in the military. This is rather tame.



It appears there was "support" for the videos from far up the command structure.
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Old January 3rd, 2011, 01:46 AM   #4
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I suppose just uttering the word "homo" will ruin your military career nowadays. Oh yes, he MUST be a bigot too.



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I didn't think it was offensive.



But it does commit the ultimate comedy infraction: it's not funny.
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Old January 3rd, 2011, 04:40 AM   #6
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I didn't think it was offensive.



But it does commit the ultimate comedy infraction: it's not funny.




Good one!
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Old January 3rd, 2011, 06:38 AM   #7
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Humor is in the eye of the beholder. The video cracked me up a few times. Perhaps it's "heterosexual male humor," but whatever. I'm a heterosexual male and just as damned "proud" of being one as any homosexual male, or female, is proud of his or herself.



If this "outrage" is a sign of things to come, it's a very bad sign.
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Humor is in the eye of the beholder. The video cracked me up a few times. Perhaps it's "heterosexual male humor," but whatever. I'm a heterosexual male and just as damned "proud" of being one as any homosexual male, or female, is proud of his or herself.



If this "outrage" is a sign of things to come, it's a very bad sign.


Yet another story about homosexuals trying to get even more special privileges in their continual bid to be separate and unequal.



Let's face it the whole premise of homosexuality is comical and will always be the "butt" of many a good joke.
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Old January 3rd, 2011, 11:03 AM   #9
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Not exactly where I was going with the thread, gary, rather than it's preposterous to call this vid "anti-gay."



I've encountered more than a few "liberated" women who believe it's a rite of passage to make penis jokes, and about their partner's penis, but oh my God, don't make any "kitty-cat" remarks around them, or use a word rhyming with "bunt," though they consider "dickhead" fair game.



If a person cannot laugh at jokes made about their orientation, or ethnic background, or religion, or hell, their hair color, they've got a problem. And the CNN video on the same page, featuring two women tsk-tsking the video .... please....
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Needless to say this story is pretty big here in southeastern Virginia being as the Enterprise is homeported here.



I've seen the video, I wasn't offended..it was mildly amusing.



What is the problem here is the guy was the Executive Officer of the largest type of warship in the US Navy.



It wasn't overly offensive, it wasn't overly funny...what it was, was overly STUPID.



As an officer in the military you are held to a higher standard then the enlisted people...as the Executive Officer you are held to an even HIGHER standard then the officers under your command....as the Executive Officer on an aircraft carrier you are held to a higher standard then that of almost six thousand other people on that ship.



He failed to uphold that standard. And THAT was his mistake.
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