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USS Enterprise Capt. Owen Honors Temporarily Relieved of Duty
ABC News ^ | Jan. 3, 2011 | KIRIT RADIA

Posted on 01/03/2011 5:49:42 PM PST by americanophile

The U.S. Navy will temporarily relieve Capt. Owen Honors of his post pending investigation of the series of explicit videos he is said to have produced when he was second in command of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, sources tell ABC News.

Capt. Honors is under investigation for a series of raunchy videos in which he appeared from 2006 to 2007. The videos featured a series of skits that aimed to provide some humor during the long deployment at sea. At the time the videos were produced, the Enterprise was operating in support of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

But the skits were clearly offensive to many people. A leaked version of one video, first reported by the Virginian-Pilot newspaper on Saturday, contained derogatory references to homosexuals and was filled with profanity. At one point in the video, Honors introduces a scene in which two female sailors pretend to wash each other in the shower by saying that "chicks in the shower" were his "favorite topic."

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: commies; dadt; enterprise; homosexualagenda; owenhonors; pc; ussenterprise; videos
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Unfortunate.
1 posted on 01/03/2011 5:49:44 PM PST by americanophile
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To: americanophile

What a load of PC claptrap.


2 posted on 01/03/2011 5:51:45 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: americanophile
The pussification of the US Navy is underway.
3 posted on 01/03/2011 5:52:24 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: vetvetdoug

That began happening long ago following Tailhook.


4 posted on 01/03/2011 5:54:03 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: americanophile

It’s a shame.
If it was a video making fun of straight white guys the left would put it up for an award.


5 posted on 01/03/2011 5:54:24 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: americanophile

Too bad. He should have realized that you have to be careful what you put on the record—written or video.


6 posted on 01/03/2011 5:57:02 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: americanophile
"contained derogatory references to homosexuals"

The horror ! We'll have to shut the military down ! Oh, wait... The moonbats just passed DADT, looks like they just did.

7 posted on 01/03/2011 5:58:18 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: americanophile
This is BULL!
8 posted on 01/03/2011 5:58:55 PM PST by DBeers (†)
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To: mylife

What part of “officer and a gentleman” did he miss? I’m shocked that an O-6 would do this.


9 posted on 01/03/2011 5:58:55 PM PST by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: americanophile

Hey, let him serve openly in the new military. Don’t ask him why and don’t tell him that he was wrong.


10 posted on 01/03/2011 6:00:20 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: americanophile
This happened about 4 years ago. I haven't seen the videos but an alarm always goes off in my head when something like this surfaces years after the fact.
My question is obvious, why now?
11 posted on 01/03/2011 6:00:58 PM PST by YankeeReb
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To: vetvetdoug
Allow me to fix:

The pussification of the US Navy military is underway.

12 posted on 01/03/2011 6:02:18 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: GAB-1955
What part of “officer and a gentleman” did he miss?

I am guessing "gentleman."

Hey, I am currently not even playing my bagpipes.

13 posted on 01/03/2011 6:03:34 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Why are TSA exempt from their own searches?)
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To: YankeeReb

Can you say lawsuits!! Probably a few fags in the bunch...


14 posted on 01/03/2011 6:05:00 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: GAB-1955
Were you in the Military, specifically the Navy? Doesn't sound like it.

I guess I know a couple Admirals that would have never made rank beyond Commander in today Navy.

15 posted on 01/03/2011 6:05:32 PM PST by WHBates
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To: YankeeReb

Why now indeed, and why him instead of the guy who was Captain then?


16 posted on 01/03/2011 6:06:15 PM PST by csmusaret (Q: How do they say incompetent failure in Kenya? A: Barack Obama)
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To: GAB-1955
I’m shocked that an O-6 would do this.

What exactly shocked you? I watched the whole video and was not shocked at all. I saw nothing except humor. Of course, spending a total of 2 1/2 years underwater in a submarine going 4 knots to nowhere during the cold war probably 'taints' somewhat my perspective... The new homosexual sex navy will probably be so much better -so much more MORAL and unshocking...

17 posted on 01/03/2011 6:06:32 PM PST by DBeers (†)
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To: vetvetdoug
I do believe that the word “pussification” has been deemed harassment by a the Honorable POS Mr. Holder.

Fact is that men can no longer be men, God forbid you discuss a liberty call in the Philippines or tell a dirty joke. The only group you can safely joke about are white, Christian males.

18 posted on 01/03/2011 6:06:38 PM PST by OldGoatCPO (Social engineers build bad bridges.)
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To: GAB-1955

Hey GABBY, this CO is a hero to me and every sailor on board his ship. If the military can’t ask a person’s sexuality, they can’t tell me not to like it. GAB, I can pretty much guess you didn’t serve you country in a forward area. Everyone has their right to free speech, why do you think theses heroes are serving their country?????


19 posted on 01/03/2011 6:07:12 PM PST by Nitehawk0325 (I have the right to remain silent, but I lack the ability...........)
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To: americanophile
OOOGAH!!!! OOOGAH!!!! OOOGAH!!!!

We've got ourselves a SCAPEGOAT WHITEY!!!!

Whooo-hooo!!!

20 posted on 01/03/2011 6:07:22 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (DEFCON I ALERT: The federal cancer has metastasized. All personnel report to their battle stations.)
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To: YankeeReb

Repeal of DADT


21 posted on 01/03/2011 6:07:28 PM PST by OldGoatCPO (Social engineers build bad bridges.)
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To: GAB-1955

You apparently haven’t become a shell back or a blue nose.


22 posted on 01/03/2011 6:07:55 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: americanophile

People join the military to avoid immured in a cubicle, and strangled with paper-shuffling, process oriented, PC bureaucrats.

But let’s say you had all that, plus poor wages, plus seperation from your family, plus you were fighting the wars of OTHER countries. How about that? Did I mention you could DIE doing you job..?

And let’s say further there was the a threat of prosecution if you did your job a little too well.

How many people will want to join such a military?


23 posted on 01/03/2011 6:09:38 PM PST by gaijin
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To: americanophile

Sounds like old Richard Pryor material.


24 posted on 01/03/2011 6:10:01 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.8)
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To: Cicero

>Too bad. He should have realized that you have to be careful what you put on the record—written or video.
<

look on the bright side.

opening in the rank of Capt.
several people will get promotions


25 posted on 01/03/2011 6:10:01 PM PST by Talf
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To: americanophile

I think this is PC BS. They let a dangerous, unstable POS like Holly Graf command a damned cruiser, and they relieve an apparently competent commander like this one over a skit during a long deployment intended to break up the monontony and provide some relief..

No wonder they have pussified the traditions like crossing the equator and such. Someone might get offended because they had to shove their face into a fat guy’s greased belly.

The frikking horror.


26 posted on 01/03/2011 6:10:38 PM PST by rlmorel ("If this doesn't light your fire, Men, the pilot light's out!"...Coach Ed Bolin)
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To: americanophile

My Company Commander at Basic Training would have been Hung and Burned ... (think R Lee Ermy)

One of my favorites...

“Your not Queer? Then Tell me Latex Breath WHAT DO YOU DO FOR REAL??? !!!, because that doesn’t even LOOK like a real Pushup” (Smokey Bear Hat... Screaming in your ear)

Those were the Good old Days

I know that after Basic everyone becomes an adult but ... my my how correct can you be? Later when I was in the Army our Jodie Calls while we were Running or Marching were raunchier than what this guy is getting lynched for.

TT


27 posted on 01/03/2011 6:12:19 PM PST by TexasTransplant (I don't mind liberals... I hate liars...there just tends to be a high degree of overlap)
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To: OldGoatCPO

God help us if our navy ever gets into an honest to goodness shooting war. And the rest of the military is not far behind.

This sucks.


28 posted on 01/03/2011 6:12:49 PM PST by rlmorel ("If this doesn't light your fire, Men, the pilot light's out!"...Coach Ed Bolin)
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To: americanophile

Pansies can’t take a poke without getting pissed.

Capt. Honors, I salute you!


29 posted on 01/03/2011 6:16:18 PM PST by azhenfud (The government is not best which secures life and property-there is a more valuable thing-manhood.)
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To: americanophile

Im glad I did both my line crossings and Chiefs Initiation before the popular use of video.


30 posted on 01/03/2011 6:19:58 PM PST by Delta 21 (If you cant tell if I'm being sarcastic...maybe I'm not.)
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To: americanophile

Obama going after his second political prisoner.


31 posted on 01/03/2011 6:21:23 PM PST by bushpilot1
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To: Cicero; americanophile
Too bad. He should have realized that you have to be careful what you put on the record—written or video.

Did 20+ in the Navy and this XO showed a lack of common sense in todays age of the Internet.

32 posted on 01/03/2011 6:21:36 PM PST by Doofer
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To: mylife

I’m not Navy, but even I know that

Polliwogs cross the Equator and are initiated as Shellbacks.

Bluenoses cross the Arctic Circle and are initiated as Polar Bears.

Anyway, the oh-my-oh-horrors scandal about this vid is that it’s about liking women, and it makes fun of gays.

The officer who produced it may have shown poor judgement in today’s PC climate, but he did nothing wrong. Bottom line, end of discussion. If he is punished, then G-d help our military and the United States.


33 posted on 01/03/2011 6:26:55 PM PST by elcid1970 ("O Muslim! My bullets are dipped in pig grease!")
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To: WHBates
I guess I know a couple Admirals that would have never made rank beyond Commander in today Navy.

I could list hundreds of old command sergeants major, first sergeants, drill sergeants, and other various grades of sergeants that would never survive today's military. I would be one of them. It is not just the PC junk, but just the general way the service is now. I have been retired over 18 years now. Just the difference for 40-plus years ago when I went into the Army and today is like NIGHT and DAY, and that is no joke. I served during Vietnam, after Vietnam and the dark years of the 1970s, especially under Carter. At least the 1980s were good under Ronnie. I retired just as Slick came on board. The LORD blessed me there. But, I saw thousands of changes during my 20 years. Since I retired, they have screwed retirees straight into the ground with broken promise after broken promise after broken promise. That is what they call our earned benefits now, PROMISES. Sorry Charley, we can't keep those PROMISES any longer, so sorry, too bad, you served 20 years for basically nothing in benefits.

34 posted on 01/03/2011 6:28:20 PM PST by RetiredArmy (Read, learn, know: 1 Cor 15: 1-4; THAT IS ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW!)
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To: elcid1970

Every hint of the military will eventually be stripped away by these PC creeps.


35 posted on 01/03/2011 6:29:20 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: americanophile

Just thought about this motivational skit again... if what this “Officer and Gentleman” and he is BOTH offended anyone ... do those offended get equally “offended” if they get shot at and killed? or do they blame that on someone else as well?

Zero will or at least has his sights on a “Union” for the Military.

This PC Crap needs to Stop! (Bill Clinton started this PC Crap... and it’s unintended consequences ... he may step up, just to preserve his Legacy)

TT


36 posted on 01/03/2011 6:29:49 PM PST by TexasTransplant (I don't mind liberals... I hate liars...there just tends to be a high degree of overlap)
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To: americanophile

What a sorry state of affairs our military has become.


37 posted on 01/03/2011 6:30:47 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: RetiredArmy

It is a shame and makes me madder than hell. Those people who served and were PROMISED they would be taken care of are being shafted. My parents, both passed away now, were on the cusp of what we see happening to military retirees today.


38 posted on 01/03/2011 6:32:15 PM PST by rlmorel ("If this doesn't light your fire, Men, the pilot light's out!"...Coach Ed Bolin)
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To: GAB-1955

I don’t know the man involved or his effectiveness as an officer. And I realize that this is part of an ongoing effort to neuter our military. But I don’t want the captain of one of the largest warships in the world to be slumming for popularity points with the crew. I want him to command respect. And this is coming from a guy who hated to salute.

The videos were stupid. Maybe they wouldn’t have mattered in a different era, but this guy made it to O-6 in the modern Navy. He should have realized what he was doing.


39 posted on 01/03/2011 6:32:18 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: elcid1970
Polar bears?


40 posted on 01/03/2011 6:32:40 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: americanophile; Lancey Howard; pissant; jazusamo; SandRat; Thunder 6; P-Marlowe; Jim Robinson

there is nothing explicit in any video. I read of this earlier this morning and the offense is about training videos that use humor to make a point.

Captain Honors is being quartered and drawn on the altar of Political correctness.

The real PC sin is that a “gay slur” (probably “faggot” or “queer” or both) is reportedly used someplace in one or more of the videos.

The sacrifice of this American Warrior, who has spent 20+ years of his life and America’s precious military training attaining the position of Captain of a major warship, is the first round in the political correctness wars that will accompany the repeal of DADT.


41 posted on 01/03/2011 6:33:46 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain & proud of it: Truly Supporting the Troops means praying for their Victory!)
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Inappropriate for an XO to do, but.......blowing off some steam does help morale. It sure seems like some funny shi——shore leave. Squids will be squids, you know.

hehhehhehheh


42 posted on 01/03/2011 6:35:07 PM PST by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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To: elcid1970; mylife
I've got to go check my certificate again.


43 posted on 01/03/2011 6:35:24 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

Hawhoo!


44 posted on 01/03/2011 6:36:57 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: americanophile

We have sailed into Namby-Pamby Land.


45 posted on 01/03/2011 6:38:27 PM PST by AU72
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To: elcid1970
(bluenose)
46 posted on 01/03/2011 6:38:59 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: GAB-1955; Lancey Howard; pissant; jazusamo; SandRat; P-Marlowe; Jim Robinson

This is silly. Videos about personal hygiene, rules and regulations, medical concerns, etc., were turned into short vignettes that were NEVER inappropriate. The military has long used “close quarters” humor to make a point.

“Sleeping on top of one another” has to be joked about just to break the discomfort associated with the reality of being packed in like sardines. You pack a 1000+ people onto a football field and see if humor doesn’t become an ally.

That’s all this guy was doing.

These are NOT “Hustler videos” and that’s the way they’re being portrayed. Can’t you smell a media hit job when you see it?

This is all about the PC world that follows the repeal of DADT.


47 posted on 01/03/2011 6:41:09 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain & proud of it: Truly Supporting the Troops means praying for their Victory!)
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To: Pan_Yan

It just puts polar bears and all the other denizens of the arctic know that you are a member of the royal order of the blue nose


48 posted on 01/03/2011 6:41:46 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: rlmorel
What really hurts, is that IF we had known this when we started, we could have made long range plans for some of this stuff. But, when they start bombing you with these cuts AFTER you have been long retired, what the heck can you do. It is impossible for a lot of 60, 70, 80 year old retirees to get certain types of medical care, etc. The other cuts kill us also. Many retirees chose to retire near military bases. Then when those bases are closed down, the PX, commissary, medical clinics, etc., go away and those people are stuck. I have a retired AF guy in my church. He is 86 years old. Great fellow. But, he says thankfully he does not have to worry about it much longer, but a lot of folks like me will have to. At first our medical care was suppose to be free for life for 20 plus years of service. Now they charge us a monthly fee, plus you pay the CO’s like everyone else. Now the plan is to more than TRIPLE those monthly fees over the next few years. A lot of folks like my friend simply cannot afford that. A lot of these people have their bodies used up. I am only 60 years old. I went for an MRI today. I am facing my THIRD surgery in three years because my body is now breaking down on me. Shoulder and back first and now my knee. Other knee is not far behind. Both hips have damage. So, let's see, if I last to 80, I could face TWO knee replacements and TWO hip replacements. Gee, now where the heck am I going to get the money to pay for those and will Obamacare kill even that as they just give me a few pain pills and say live with it dude, you are a retired military sucker for staying 20 years. I think it is the Dimocrat payback to military people myself for not voting for the bums.
49 posted on 01/03/2011 6:44:07 PM PST by RetiredArmy (Read, learn, know: 1 Cor 15: 1-4; THAT IS ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW!)
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To: xzins

You nailed it.


50 posted on 01/03/2011 6:44:13 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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