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The Military, an equal opportunity employer

Going out on a limb here, might lose my publish permit, but I’m ready to rant.

Let’s talk about the women in combat thing. Our current leadership says we gotta have equality in everything . Wimmin on the front line, hauling’ the big pack and the 50 cal. Draggin’ the wounded out of harm’s way in spite of the smaller frame and muscle mass wimmin have. Being a grunt. One of the men guys troops.

Oh yeah. Let’s model all of society that way.

I’m waiting to see the NFL go 50% women.
Ban the women’s professional basketball league.
Pro baseball needs to be half women. “Batting clean up, number 7, Jennnny Parker!”
Why isn’t the White House staff half women?

How many female lumberjacks are there?

Push the parameters more, why isn’t the NBA an equal opportunity employer and why hasn’t the EEO gone after the NBA? The NBA is 95% black at present, a thirteen man roster should be, to reflect the makeup of the U.S. population like our government wants the military to be, 10 whites, one black, a Latino, and one whatever.  Half of those should be women. One should be gay. Or whatever. Where’s the government activism on the basketball court?

Why isn’t the Prez playing half court with women?

Just askin’.

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by | January 29, 2013 · 5:02 pm

Will Power

I strolled into town….Image

 

saw this banner…..Image

 

 

and said to myself, “No, you are only here to buy a newspaper………”

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by | October 20, 2012 · 1:32 am

Cross-posting… Yet Again

Part of a post at EIP

And a new hat…

That’s a new pic (but it’s the same ol’ me) and features one of my FAVORITE tee shirts.  Back to hats, though, and we’re decidedly short on suitable USAF chapeaux, what with our inventory of hats we wore during our career bein’ shabby and not suitable for public appearances, given they’re over 25 years old.  So today we happened to encounter a gentleman who was selling LOTS of military ball caps in the promenade o’ the Cannon Airplane Patch BX.  There’s a short story behind the hat and it goes like this… Said gentleman stopping me in the promenade and sayin’…

Gentleman:  Sir?  Wait a moment… Oh, that must be a different USS Mason.  The original MASON had an all-black crew, the first such in the Navy.

Me:  (Wearing my USS Mason ball cap) Yessir, I know.  This MASON was my son’s first Department Head ride, which is where I got the hat.  And I’m aware of the history behind the name, there bein’ a tribute to the original MASON in the ward room.  (And because I’ve done my homework)

G:  Your son is Navy… career Navy, still serving?

Me:  Yessir, on both counts.

G:  Annapolis?

Me:  No sir, Rot-Cee, Mustang.  He’s also an embarrassment to the fam’bly, seein’ as how he’s a Squid and his grandfather, father, and older brother before him were ALL Air Force.

G:  Be careful now, I’m a Squid.

Followed by laughter all around.  So we bought the hat… I mean, how could we not?  The crest on the hat is the old Air Force Communications Command (AFCC)’s emblem, which is where I spent the final five years of my career.  I spent a total of seven years with AFCC, which is about a third of my career. I spent more time with Air Defense Command… like 12 years, and three years with USAF Security Service… but AFCC gave me the foundation for my civilian career, to which I owe them a tremendous debt and my enduring loyalty.

So.  We’re now able to fly an appropriate flag when we go out in public.

It remains to be seen how SN2 will take this… but he KNOWS what an embarrassment he is.  🙂

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by | October 19, 2012 · 4:38 pm