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Just say no

I OFFER this as a public service.

Alas, most folks who read The Unseen Moon, I imagine, are far from being adults with young children.

I read a news story not long ago, an interview with an Army drill sergeant. He said that most recruits today had clearly never had anyone tell them “no” and mean it.

Most of these kids are in universities now, not the Army.

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Feminism takes it on the chin

soldierTHE MARINE CORPS, due to silly, perilous, namby-pamby political correctness, was strong-armed into letting the ladies enter its infantry officer course.

The results are in: Drum roll. All failed.

This is excellent news. I thought the Marines would simply dumb down the course to show how fair and touchy-feely they are. But no. It appears they applied the same standards as the men have long faced. Given that, the results were a no-brainer.

Women do not belong in the Marine Corps infantry, nor in the Army infantry. We are not all equal. The Army infantry, lamentably, does have women, and my heart goes out to their male companions. I pray for their survival. And this changes nothing.

American society continues its swirl down the drain of its dark destiny.

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The gay mafia

LEFT-WING television pundit Bill Maher has criticized what he dubs the “gay mafia.”

He was, of course, referring to those who “take offense” at most anything while crouching behind the protective walls of their constant-victim status. Staying with the mafia theme a moment, there is also, of course, a black mafia, a Latino mafia, a feminist mafia and some lesser-known mafias too. All suffer mightily.

Fear them because you could lose your livelihood with an unwise word.

There is also a white mafia. It’s called the Ku Klux Klan, but nobody pays them much attention anymore because of white privilege. You can say whatever you want about them.

543446fed35b7fd43d433af0c2faa1adAnd there’s always the real Mafia, the greasy-coifed guys called Big Palooka and Little Jimmy. That was the mafia you wanted to steer clear of — back in the old days — before collectivists and their shrill political-correctness malarky greatly expanded the pool of mafias and their tactics.

So what floats this topic to the top of the pool today? An incident at a military, full-dress, formal ball in New York in which a couple of lesbian Army officers decided it would be great to French-kiss and play grab-ass and then get “offended” when someone asked them to knock it off. Details are here.

The officer who intervened, due to people taking photos and videos he rightly worried might end up on Facebook and Twitter, is now on the verge of being booted out of the military for insensitivity. Yes, him, not the lesbian smootchers and grab-assers at a formal military ball. They remain off limits, touched by God and holy.

He is a lieutenant colonel and decorated combat pilot. But those qualifications count for naught up against “offended” lesbians. This is the American world in which you live. Weep.

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(Note: This viciously run, unjust, new world is brought to you exclusively by those who favor the NDP — the New Democratic Party. Ironically, Maher, who seems to be growing a bit brighter with age, this week blamed the recent NDP drubbing in the midterms in part on the NDP’s getting “lost in the weeds of political correctness.”)

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On being Chelsea

The U.S. military is always good for a laugh these days.

Chelsea Elizabeth Manning, who used to be the traitor named Bradley Manning, has been convicted of espionage and sentenced to the Big House for 35 years even though she apparently may get out in a third of that time.

ChelseaBradley, er, I mean Chelsea, has gone girly even though she still has a pair hanging, well, you know, down there, and the military says it will not cut them off for her.

Perhaps a cell mate has a saw-shank.

I have read that before committing her atrocious espionage, she* once flew off the handle during duty hours in what is properly called a hissy fit. The military did not lower her sky-high security rating at that time.

I am ambivalent about this “woman trapped in a man’s body” thing. Being somewhat convinced of reincarnation, I think it’s possible that a previous existence might bleed over into the latest life.

Then again, one could simply view it as mental illness.

But either interpretation indicates something severely wrong, and I imagine the Army had spotted something quite quirky in Chelsea long before the nasty spying matter came to light.

I bet the Army got all squirmy about it and decided to do nothing, not wanting to commit that most heinous of crimes: insensitivity.

While espionage might get you 35 years in a federal slammer, insensitivity will get you drawn and quartered, figuratively speaking, usually.

The American media, always good for a laugh too, embraced Manning’s feminine side in a flash. She is Chelsea now, even on her Wikipedia page. Plus The New York Times, National Public Radio, Huffington Post and their ilk.

Calling her Bradley will get you labeled a bigot, probably a racist too!

Even though Chelsea still sports, you know, a pair.

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HasanMoving on with military humor, let’s turn to Nidal Hasan, the Army major and Mohammedan crackpot who killed 13 people on an Army base while yelling Hooray Allah! or something like that.

In spite of his yelling Hooray Allah! the military refused to label this jihadist terrorism. Instead, it was “workplace violence.” Even the sensitive Barry Obama refused to call that spade a spade.

Yes, Hasan simply went postal. Perhaps his mail pouch was overflowing, and he wasn’t going to take it anymore.

Even the White House is good for a laugh at times.

Hasan has been sentenced to death. Good.

May he enjoy his 72 imaginary virgins.

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* I am being sensitive to Chelsea/Bradley’s gender issues.