Saturday, July 23, 2011
Gays in the Military.
Since the Gay Community has now joined the "Main Stream" they will need to quit being so sensitive about some good natured ribbing. That's right, good old, morale building, fun poking, (no pun intended) ribbing. I just read an article where the, now fired, Commanding Officer of a VFA Squadron got censured for assigning an Aviator's Call Sign that made jest of a pilots openly Gay life style. The Junior Aviator took umbrage and reported the Commander to the Squadron Commander who promptly fired him, lest he be stained with the Squadron Commander's sin.. Look folks, do you know why Drag Racing gave Don Prudhome the nick name of "The Snake"? It's not because he is fast on the strike. It's not because he had a desire to own pet snakes, it's because of a particular part of his body! Did he go running to Mommy about this teasing? No, he made a million dollars from it. As I recall, there was a baseball player in the 1930's they called "No Shoes". Why, I don't know, maybe he liked being bare footed. We had kids in our neighborhood who had monikers that were down right embarrassing that they wore with pride. I worked with a fellow for 20 years that had the nick name of "Big Head". I knew a Cruiser Commanding Officer who was nick named "Crazy Karl". The bottom line is, if you are going to play with the big boys, you have to have thick skin. If you whine about how bad you are treated, the treatment will only get worse. If you toughen up, grow a set, and take the minor jokes, they will soon respect you for your abilities. All of us have had to go through it. It's part of acceptance in a team.