...Huge long discussion (er...) over at Atomic Nerds about repealing the military's DADT policy. While the argument is forming along predictable lines, I am appalled by a factiod mentioned in the comments: very high pregnancy rate among Naval personnel serving about ship. (Er, female sailors, let us be clear they're not puttin' any weird meds in the Navy joe* or nuthin').
My thought on that? Bring back flogging. Add mandatory paternity testing and make 'em two-fers. And ditto for the other services.
I do not care what sex you are, nor even what sex(es) you go for; my hard-earned tax dollars are not there to pay for you to play hide-the-salami aboard ship, in a combat zone or anywhere of the sort and especially not on Uncle Sam's time. Even if you don't use a salami to do it. Get a room next time you get leave! (I'm not sure what the deal is for married couples but I'm bettin' there is some demarcation between "home" and "everywhere else on base"). Knock it off! I'm bettin' there is a rule against it already --And I'm bettin' "DADT" is the actual thing done in such cases, too.
Srsly, you're worried about gay lesbian bisexuals "ogling" and "gettin' it on?" There is entirely too much of it bein' done amongst all soldiers, sailors, airmen (airpersons?) and Marines already. Doggone it, I thought the guys (and gals) were supposed to ride the camel into town -- or do without. Gads. Have they all lost the use of their hands?
(On the original subject, see Abby. Actual, you know, soldier, who would be in a position to know).
* Navy coffee: nicknamed after a former Secretary of the Navy, who made 'em stop serving wine. Widely rumored at the time to be having saltpeter added to the coffee to cut down on on, ahem, what was I just on about already? Yeah.
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