Sunday, January 02, 2011

GUNNING for TOP GUN: The Question Either No One Is Asking, or to which No One Has Gotten a PC Answer Yet is Submarine-Related!!

THE QUESTION: It's not immediately known why the videos are surfacing now. The Virginian-Pilot quoted anonymous crew members who said they raised concerns aboard the ship about the videos when they aired [2006 and 2007] , but they were brushed off.

As M.E. was preparing this posting, the 41-second YouTube Super Marine had gone viral. In fact, it appears at least twice in submariner blogs we follow, so there was no need to embed it again. Coincidence? We do not think it is!
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Have you heard about Capt. Honors's (real name and rank) kerfluffle on USS Enterprise, however? Honors is a native of Syracuse, N.Y, and is 1983 alumnus of the U.S. Naval Academy. He was a naval aviator (F-14 Tomcat) who attended the U.S. Naval Top Gun school, and served as XO on the Enterprise from July 2005 to September 2007, before assuming command. It's not immediately known why the videos surfaced now.
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The Virginian-Pilot quoted anonymous crew members who said they raised concerns aboard the ship about the videos when they aired, but they were brushed off.It is certainly another spoof, but a potentially bigger scandal! The Navy said it plans to investigate the videos, which it called "clearly inappropriate."
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The Associated Press
Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011 7:47 a.m. US Navy to probe lewd videos shown to carrier crew

Capt. Owen Honors appeared in the videos in 2006 and 2007 while he was the USS Enterprise's second-ranking officer, and showed them across the ship on closed-circuit television. He took over as the ship's commander in May.

There is more.

The newspaper says Honors appeared in the videos in 2006 and 2007 while he was the Enterprise's second-ranking officer, and he showed them across the ship on closed-circuit television. He took over as the ship's commander in May.The navy says the videos are "clearly inappropriate" and it is investigating the circumstances surrounding the production of the videos.

The videos were part of what Honors, 49, called XO Movie Night. The Navy released a statement late Friday in response to the Virginia Pilot's inquiries.
The videos created onboard USS Enterprise in 2006-2007 were not created with the intent to offend anyone," the statement said. The videos were intended to be humorous skits focusing the crew's attention on specific issues such as port visits, traffic safety, water conservation, ship cleanliness, etc.
In each video, Honors indicates that he's trying to entertain the crew. The clips were shown roughly once a week on ship closed-circuit shipwide television, according to a few sailors who were assigned to USS Enterprise at the time.
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A female sailor who was assigned to the Enterprise at the time said she and a number of other women on board were offended by the videos. She said some crew members complained about them, and in fact, Honors acknowledged it on camera. In one movie, he says, "Over the years I've gotten several complaints about inappropriate materials in these videos, never to me personally but, gutlessly, through other channels." [color and bold emphasis mine]

In one scene [from the videos], two female Navy sailors stand in a shower stall aboard an aircraft carrier, pretending to wash each other. They joke about how they should get six minutes under the water instead of the mandated three.

What else that involves females under the water just happens to be in process as we write?
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HINT: 2011 is the year females are slated to be assigned to submarines for the first time. Apparently, no Fleet Marines (including women Marines) assigned to CVN-65 registered any complaints at the time. Just saying!
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Submarines are always silent and strange.

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4 Comments:

At 04 January, 2011 12:57, Blogger Subvet said...

The timing for these videos to appear is perfect in regards to pushing for "gay rights". With the repeal of DADT the focus has been placed on the military to see exactly how openly homosexual members are now treated. These videos will have the top brass falling all over themselves to prove,"Gosh golly gee. We don't dislike gays, as a matter of fact some of our best friends are openly homosexual! Yay gay!"

Funny how this happened. It was pure coincidence of course. Nobody would have held them in abeyance for the perfect opportune moment to arrive. Pure coincidence.

Sure it was.

Noted.

 
At 04 January, 2011 18:33, Blogger Vigilis said...

The timing is certainly as you say, SUBVET.

 
At 05 January, 2011 16:58, Blogger Cookie..... said...

What an absolute shame! I worked with and knew his father, also known as "OP" for several years. I live in Bridgeport, NY, just outside Syracuse and Honors is from the North Syracuse area, also where I graduated from HS. I'd truly like to get my hands on the asshole that started this mess.

No doubt he did UNSAT things, but in combat zones under stress, this is to be expected. Again, what an absolutely tragic way to end one great career. (Sigh)

 
At 05 January, 2011 20:03, Blogger Vigilis said...

Thanks for the feedback, Cookie.
I know enough about this man to agree with 100%. He is practically a national treasure and we trash him for not being PC.

Our admirals and generals are getting too close to our lawyers, who have been taking over our government and ruining this wonderful country, IMHO.

 

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