Thursday, March 01, 2007

'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' just STFU

Shhhhhhhhh, be verwy, verwy, quiet.....

Walter Reed patients told to keep quiets:
"Soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center’s Medical Hold Unit say they have been told they will wake up at 6 a.m. every morning and have their rooms ready for inspection at 7 a.m., and that they must not speak to the media.

“Some soldiers believe this is a form of punishment for the trouble soldiers caused by talking to the media,” one Medical Hold Unit soldier said, speaking on the condition of anonymity.

It is unusual for soldiers to have daily inspections after Basic Training."

The Pentagon also clamped down on media coverage of any and all Defense Department medical facilities, to include suspending planned projects by CNN and the Discovery Channel,

Hush little baby, don't say a word.
Poppa's gonna buy you a quagmire in the desert.
If that quagmire last long,
Poppa's gonna treat you like a big fat turd.

Defending His Country, but Not Its 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy:
"Q. Why didn't you come out sooner?

A.Eventually my notoriety -- 'the injured soldier' -- will wear off. And I can almost hear it now -- 'Oh, yeah, he's that gay Marine.' I'm okay with that. The truth is, something's wrong with this ban. I have to say something. I mean, you're asking men and women to lie about their orientation, to keep their personal lives private, so they can defend the rights and freedoms of others in this country, and be told, 'Well, oh, yeah, if you ever decide to really meet someone of the same sex and you want the same rights, sorry, buddy, you don't have the right.' That's one factor. The other factor is, we're losing probably thousands of men and women that are skilled at certain types of jobs, from air traffic controllers to linguists, because of this broken policy."

My friend's Steve and Dani (who should be having a baby any day know) were the co-producers for We Were Soldiers. I took a weekend during filming and went and hung out with them on the set a few years back. Good fun, and a great story told.

Vietnam hero on film gets highest honor for valor:
"The battle and the pilots' deeds were described in the book 'We Were Soldiers Once ... and Young' by Gen. Harold Moore, commander of the battalion on the ground, and Joseph Galloway, the only war correspondent there for the entire battle.

It later was made into the 2002 movie 'We Were Soldiers,' starring Mel Gibson as Moore and Greg Kinnear as Crandall."

Why can't we all just get along like these baby orangutans and tigers?

Because we grow up and if we're oragutans we sling shit at everybody and if we're tigers we maul then eat your ass.

Sounds about right.

Tiger, orangutan babies bond as�inseparable playmates:
"A pair of month-old Sumatran tiger twins have become inseparable playmates with a set of young orangutans, an unthinkable match in their natural jungle habitat in Indonesia's tropical rainforests.

The friendship between 5-month-old female baby primates Nia and Irma, and cubs Dema and Manis, has blossomed at the Taman Safari zoo where they share a room in the nursery.

After being abandoned by their mothers shortly after birth, the four play fight, nipping and teasing each other, and cuddling up for a shared nap when they are worn out."

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