Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Morning Edition - 8/14/07

Mummy Dust
Aging is a fact of life; just think of the alternative. That said, living a long life – I mean a truly long life – has as much to do with taking care of you as it does with genetics. Folks try to say that one thing or another will help keep you young or lasting longer, but the truth is, no one really knows the formula to longevity. Yone Minagawa, 114, died in her sleep recently. She was the oldest living person on record. She says she drank alcohol and ate sweets daily. She does, however, also mention getting her rest. All said, alcohol critics can put something in their pie-holes regarding the alcohol as a killer theory. I guess it’s also a case of everything-in-moderation, since the ancient Minagawa wasn’t exactly an alcoholic. Next in line, at just four months Minagawa’s junior, is American born Edna Parker of Indiana. Parker was born April 20, 1893.

Brilliant Gays a Minus; Straight Morons a Plus
More than 13,000 recruits have earned their GED and an opportunity to remain part of the military through Education Plus, a new program to help meet quotas for our military forces. The ironic thing is that qualified and degreed gay personnel serving in sensitive positions – such as translators and linguists – are immediately barred from serving. As the Iraq War continues, the military is doing everything to recruit personnel. I’m curious as to where they will turn to next in their quest to prevent gay men and women from serving. Hey, there’s always the prison system and mental institutions.

Gonna Make You Sweat
Today, BD and I will hit the gym together as we add working-out to our list of couple activities. Yesterday I gave BD a one-week free pass to my gym and he will be testing the waters to see if the facilities and working out together are a good fit. We’re hitting the nearby sports clothing store to pick up an outfit for his debut appearance; I suggested a black one-piece wrestler unitard, but he’s a conservative guy with loads of modesty. Besides, I think that may have been my own selfish voyeurism talking.

On Blast
What (if any) obstacles do you see with the U.S. military allowing gay men/women to serve hand-in-hand with their straight counterparts? Does, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” even make sense in today’s society?

Keep passin’ the open windows…


Anonymous said...

It's not hard to figure out. NO place in our government should be allowed to accept homosexuality as normal. It is a direct disrespect to the foundation of principles this country was founded upon.

Cocoa Rican said...

Oh Cap...you make it sooo easy. First this country was founded on freedom and the pursuit of happiness - religious, sexual, racial - you name it. Otherwise, your fat, black, formerly homosexual ass, would be plowing some field down south with no rights yourself.
Fortunately, I agree with you on one point - As a gay man, I wouldn't exert any energy attempting to have people understand that a well-prepared, educated and upstanding gay man serving in a sensitive position in the military is a better candidate than a high-school drop-out who doesn't know his ass from his elbows. Personally, I take the military ban as our get-out-of-getting-killed-by-morons card.

Cocoa Rican said...

oh..and for the record...the "formerly homosexual" was just me having a "kindess hiccup" truth is that's an oximoron...it's like saying "formerly black" Once a homo big boy...always a homo. LOL... the repressed, self-hating sissies are the biggest joke of all...

C. Baptiste-Williams said...

lol... captain and your response are just too funny

if someone wants to fight in a war i say let them regardless of their sexual orientation. maybe captain is a little stupid to understand that gays have been fighting in the military for years.

i say let them go cause it wont be me!!

Anonymous said...

serving in our countries military is an honorable thing to do. unfortunately, the evil repubicans put mostly poor ineducated kids on the frontlines to get blown to smithereens - there's a special place in heaven for any kid who goes into the military to escape poverty. there's a special place in hell for cheney, bush, rove & co.
with that being said, its stupid to give a fat baby's ass if someone in the military is gay. if you are gay, thats your business. your not on the ship, flying that plane, driving that tank or cutting someones throat to do the YMCA for chrissakes.
enough already! live and let live!

Captain, baby, Christ is Redeemer. You are neither judge nor jury in the affairs of others. ask God to make you an instrument of peace, not war.

WhozHe said...

The issue is really about being openly gay. There has always being closeted gays in the military and they have served our nation proudly. The issue is psychological only and the government could help by dispelling alot of bogus myths about being in the trenchs with gay soldiers.

yet another black guy said...

well i served in the Marines and i can tell you there are gays and lesbians in the military. always were, always will be.

i know from first had experience, if anything it's the heterosexuals that act a fool in the armed forces. I could write a book on some of the escapades.