Thursday, April 10, 2014


Am I the only one that sees a disconnect between this story:

CO Fired After Raising Funds From Strip Clubs

Stars and Stripes | Feb 19, 2014 | by Audrea Huff

The commanding officer and master chief of a Florida-based Navy missile unit have been relieved of their duties after an investigation found that adult-entertainment businesses were solicited in a fundraising effort for a Navy Submarine Ball, the Navy said Tuesday.

In a news release, the Navy said that [Naval Ordnance Test Unit at Cape Canaveral, Fla commander Capt. John P.] Heatherington affiliated the service with "businesses that are not representative" of the Navy or the Department of Defense's standards. He was relieved "due to loss of confidence in his ability to command and for promoting an unprofessional command climate," the release said.

and this one?

Gay, Lesbian Troops Perform in Drag at Fundraiser

Stars and Stripes | Mar 03, 2014 | by Travis J. Tritten

KADENA AIR BASE, Okinawa -- Since the repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, U.S. military bases have hosted a gay marriage ceremonies and a potluck gatherings. But on Saturday, servicemembers here may have been the first to take to the stage and perform as drag queens on a military installation in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender troops.

Drag queens and drag kings, to be precise.

Six servicemembers -- gay, lesbian and straight -- donned heavy makeup to dance and lip sync songs such as "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" for a raucous capacity crowd at the Rocker NCO Club at Kadena Air Base. The event was a fundraiser for the recently formed Okinawa chapter of OutServe-SLDN, which is the largest nonprofit advocate for the military's LGBT community.


sykes.1 said...

Anything that weakens Leviathan is good.

Elusive Wapiti said...

About the only thing I can think of is that the latter kept their clothes on, even if they wore opposite-sex clothing.

LeMay is certainly spinning in his grave right about now.

Dr. Φ said...

The lack of clothing wasn't directly involved. These military units have kinda-sorta independently incorporated "service charities" that raise money for golf tournaments, Christmas parties, stuff like that. Our squadron hit up the local businesses for gifts and cash to give away at our Christmas party. We also provided "volunteers" to work at bingo parlors (i.e., gambling), which were required by state law to take a certain number of such "volunteers" and compensate their charity sponsors. Weird, but it raised money a lot faster that, say, car washes.

So, apparently, this outfit's charity hit up the local strip clubs, presumably for cash. No word on whether the strip clubs actually donated. No word on whether any endorsement was expressed or implied. Certainly no clothing was removed as part of the transaction.