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Ex-Blue Angels leader (TRUNCATED) gets a 'career-ending' letter of reprimand
Daily Mail ^ | 4 June 2014 | Snejana Farberov

Posted on 06/04/2014 1:44:10 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel

Full Title: "Ex-Blue Angels leader who did nothing to stop sexual remarks and porn in the workplace gets a 'career-ending' letter of reprimand".

A former Blue Angels commander tolerated inappropriate sexual comments and naked pictures in the cockpits of the team's planes during his time as its leader, the Navy said Tuesday. (snip) The Navy said his command had explicit pornography, including photos of naked women, in aircraft cockpits; the painting of giant male genitalia in blue and gold on the roof of the center point trailer at the Blue Angels' winter training facilities in El Centro; and sexually charged, raunchy, and homophobic humor on maps and itineraries.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: blueangels; captgregorymcwherter; doublestandard; gaymilitary; gregorymcwherter; navy; regorymcwherter; subversion; witchhunt
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To: 2CAVTrooper

“Yeah so?”

He was really a nice kid. But given the uniform I was perhaps expecting beer and cigarettes. Nope...Twizlers. I took me by surprise and made me feel 100 years old by comparison.


51 posted on 06/04/2014 3:00:10 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Gen.Blather

Ah, I thought you may have had a problem with Twizlers or something.


52 posted on 06/04/2014 3:06:04 PM PDT by 2CAVTrooper (If you ain't CAV, you ain't.......)
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To: AFreeBird

Flare to land, squat to pee.


53 posted on 06/04/2014 3:10:41 PM PDT by Jacquerie (To restore the 10th Amendment, repeal the 17th. Article V.)
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To: Fido969
George Patton: "A soldier who won't f**k won't fight!"
54 posted on 06/04/2014 3:11:48 PM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

It’s easy to blame Obama and the liberals but ultimately this guy was torpedoed by a military bureaucracy of pogues. Dancers and prancers who will throw any of their own men under the bus to protect their careers. A Halsey would have told the critics to STFU and given the guy a promotion. Today’s “sensitive” admirals are a disaster.


55 posted on 06/04/2014 3:24:00 PM PDT by Seruzawa (Gully Foyle is my name, and Terra is my nation)
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To: JaguarXKE

Thank you for the update. That sounds like it worked out the best as it could have. That must have been very hard for them, but I am glad they were both able to resettle.


56 posted on 06/04/2014 3:37:57 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: Jacquerie

I always stand to pee, well, unless other bodily GI functions are in process - done from the sitting position, but pretty much stand.

No squatting involved.


57 posted on 06/04/2014 3:44:52 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: Fast Moving Angel

I don’t consider “pin-ups” to be porn, but discrete displays of fantasy and the imagination.

It was alright to fantasize about the opposite sex and what every “man” was fighting for during WWII, so why is it suddenly pornographic and sexist now.

Pin-ups were around when I was a kid. Check out Bettie Page and Vargus Art. In the late sixties, pornography replaced pin-ups with raw sex, nothing left to the imagination. Airbrushed pictures of ugly women with pubic hair all over the place.

Heck, some still complain about Tinkerbell as being sexist and pornographic. How about Barbara Eden as Jeannie. Pretty tame as compared to what is found on the Internet today.

Everybody needs to lighten up. It’s pornography that leaves nothing to the imagination, not fantasy.


58 posted on 06/04/2014 3:59:03 PM PDT by Texicanus (Texas, it's a whole 'nother country.)
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To: Texicanus
It’s pornography that leaves nothing to the imagination, not fantasy.

The problem was they guys fantasy was about chicks. Now if they had pics of naked dues in the cockpit, no problemo!

Wrong fantasy for the Obutthole regime.

59 posted on 06/04/2014 4:17:42 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Gen.Blather; ching

I showed this to my Marine son when it was making the rounds on Facebook a few months ago. He laughed like crazy and explained it to me.

He said, as you did, that these are kids, 18 and 19 years old, horsing around. They would rather be watching what they consider to be a good movie, but they got sent this Disney thing for little girls. So they’re making he best of it: they’re having fun with it. Young guys can be pretty silly when they’re doing dangerous stuff all day and there is no booze or women they can blow off steam with.

My son can act like a love-struck doofus when confronted with a new bitchpup, his sister can immobilize him with tickles, and he will giggle and pretend to be scared when his old father (who is half his size) pretends to spank him. But under all that is a very serious warfighter. Don’t worry, our Marines are tough.


60 posted on 06/04/2014 4:24:39 PM PDT by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: Seruzawa
I’d have loved getting a “career-ending” letter.

You did get a career ending letter! It came from the Selective Service!

61 posted on 06/04/2014 4:27:05 PM PDT by MeganC (Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

Re: Consultants...New Zealand is dead serious about hiring American veterans because they are so feminized that they need to reinvigorate their warrior culture.


62 posted on 06/04/2014 4:31:39 PM PDT by MeganC (Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.)
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To: USNBandit
It has been reported that the Navy wants to remove the biggest example of sexual imagery from its aircraft: the tail hook. It is obviously symbolic of the male penis, and thus very offensive to some.

The Navy has to figure out how to then land its aircraft on carriers

63 posted on 06/04/2014 4:35:24 PM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: doorgunner69

Now if they had pics of naked dues in the cockpit, no problemo!

Yes, a photo of Liberace in his underwear for those so inclined might be inspiring.

But why stop there, why not a photo of Pooch spread-eagled for the animal / PETA lovers.

And on an on it goes. Welcome to the “progressive 21st century”. Star Wars on steroids.


64 posted on 06/04/2014 4:57:40 PM PDT by Texicanus (Texas, it's a whole 'nother country.)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

Oh, dear - Navy guys keeping pictures of naked girls!

What’s next, bears dumping in the woods?

This is bull sh*t, plain and simple.


65 posted on 06/04/2014 5:06:05 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Texicanus
I don’t consider “pin-ups” to be porn, but discrete displays of fantasy and the imagination.

I agree with you, and that's why I like aircraft nose art. As a straight member of the female persuasion, I couldn't care less about the subjects of the nose art; it's the style and execution, and the humor behind it, that I appreciate (in the artistic sense -- and you're right about the Vargas girls, too). I read several Facebook pages that are maintained by various military members, and often they post pictures of scantily clad women. It's their thing. So what? I just scroll over them and read what interests me.

66 posted on 06/04/2014 5:46:30 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (It is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilization gone with the wind.)
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To: xrmusn
their expertise may be put to use by the ‘rifle behind every blade of grass’ crowd that a one time Japanese Admiral or General Officer referred to.

Good point!!

67 posted on 06/04/2014 5:49:00 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (It is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilization gone with the wind.)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

Seniority system by unions. Military PICs go from front seat and large and in charge to left seat second banana hauling ass and trash for entry level pay. Pretty much just sucks for years.


68 posted on 06/04/2014 5:54:24 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Sequoyah101

That’s too bad, really ... they probably lose a lot of good pilots that way.


69 posted on 06/04/2014 6:03:09 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (It is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilization gone with the wind.)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

The WWII nose art was outstanding in the imaginative ways the characters, not just women, were displayed. It boosted morale at the time to see Disney art like Porky Pig, Bugs Bunny, and other characters depicted in war mode.

Nose art of scantily dressed women, photos of Betty Grable, etc. also reminded our service men of the loved ones they left behind or the girl of their dreams they hoped to find after the war. It was mixture of war and romance. It was not intended to be disrespectful to women.

After the war, pin-up photos and calendars appeared in the workplaces that were dominated by males. I guess it was a tradition carried over from the war. With the integration of women into the workforce, the pin-ups came down.

But as a kid I remember seeing pin-ups openly displayed in garages, barbershops, and factory offices and on hotrod, motorcycle, and other male oriented magazine covers (except Popular Mechanics). Never bothered me (or any other kid I knew). I was also taught to respect women by my parents at an early age.

When Playboy and other similar magazines first appeared they were pin-up type magazines but soon transcended into porn through the years. And as most men my age know, mama didn’t allow no pin-ups or Playboy magazines in the house.
So, we had to go to the barbershop for the latest issues.

Norman Rockwell should have painted a picture of a 12 year-old kid waiting his turn in a barbershop while holding a Popular Mechanics magazine wrapped around a Playboy while trying to get the center fold opened without attracting attention.


70 posted on 06/04/2014 7:08:33 PM PDT by Texicanus (Texas, it's a whole 'nother country.)
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To: Fast Moving Angel; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; ...

Active Duty ping.


71 posted on 06/04/2014 8:55:53 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: IChing

Never have i witnessed such a public display of poofery!
I hope it was the RSMs night off.


72 posted on 06/04/2014 9:49:02 PM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. .............................................)
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To: Texicanus
But as a kid I remember seeing pin-ups openly displayed in garages, barbershops, and factory offices and on hotrod, motorcycle, and other male oriented magazine covers (except Popular Mechanics). Never bothered me (or any other kid I knew).

Yes! Now that you mention it, there were pin-up calendars in the local shoe repair shop and lumberyard, as well as my dad's workshop -- heck, they were given out as promos by LOTS of companies. Nobody thought anything of them then.

I want my country back.

73 posted on 06/05/2014 11:19:37 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (It is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilization gone with the wind.)
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To: MeganC

Ha! Working at A&W Root Beer was hardly a career.


74 posted on 06/05/2014 1:39:41 PM PDT by Seruzawa (Gully Foyle is my name, and Terra is my nation)
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