Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

No More Bosun's Mates

The Navy is abolishing ratings and getting rid of "man" in titles. So there will be no more "yeoman" or "seaman", just, oh, I don't know, "Uniformed Pussy Third Class"?

I predict that this change will last about as long as the abolition of the crackerjack uniform or the adoption of aquaflage.

Traditions matter. Those who got upset that the term "man" was in the names of ratings titles should probably have opted to gotten a job at some place a little better suited for their sensibilities.

Secretary of the Navy Mabus ought to be run out of D.C. on a fucking rail, but only after the traditionally-required tarring and feathering. That decision is basically a reprehensible mixture of extreme political correctness and stupidity and should be reversed.

UPDATE: That didn't take long:

Who knew that Hitler was a scope-monkey?


New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Once again! We share a common ground!

deadstick said...

The aquaflage may be a bit silly, but the AF camo I used to work around wasn't much better. If those guys wanted to be camouflaged, they should have been wearing pictures of printers and server racks...;-)

Old NFO said...

Frikkin ridiculous! So are they now going to use NECs? I can just see that... PO 8671, can you do X, please?

CenterPuke88 said...

Lucky if they could find the necessary tar, let alone the feathers...thou the Goat Locker would be a good place to start looking.

3383 said...

Better alignment with civilian occupations?
I'm not sure that we can align combat and ship related jobs that well with civilian occupations.

Everyone quoted in the article has apparently spent so much time ashore, they think everyone else works in an office, too.

But their doubletalk weasel worded vague future goals would fit well in any corporate prospectus.

Comrade Misfit said...

3383, maybe the near-retirement desk-jockeys who drove this are looking for the ability to more effectively bullshit on their resumes.

Joe said...

Until this moment, it had never occurred to me that "boatswain" was a gendered title.

Comrade Misfit said...

As was said elsewhere, the 1MC announcement of "Petty Officer Smith, Quarterdeck" on an aircraft carrier should be vastly entertaining.

3383 said...

So what will replace my old helium atom between the crow and chevrons? Yet another fouled anchor?