Whyever Not???

Washington (CNN)The Pentagon said Thursday it was ending the ban on transgender people being able to serve openly in the U.S. military.

The announcement — which removes one of the last barriers to military service by any individual — was made by Defense Secretary Ash Carter, who had been studying the issue for almost a year.

Next up: Furries…

No, don’t laugh. There’s historical precedent for it:

A great victory of equal rights!

“A great victory for equal rights!”

7 comments

  1. 1
    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    Ashton Carter will be revered in history as the man who aided in the complete destruction of the United States thanks to his rendering the United States Military, once one of the greatest forces ever, utterly worthless.

    The former United States, no occupied by our glorious forces has been fully reduced to vassal status and is being colonized by our people.

  2. 2
    Retired Spook growls and barks:

    I’ve asked this question before, elsewhere, and gotten both jack and sh*t for an answer, so I’ll try here:

    Transgenderism and anorexia are both types of body dysmorphia (classified as a mental illness), where one’s mental image of one’s body does not correspond with reality. So why are anorexics given psychotherapy and anti-depressants, and transgenders given surgery and hormones? Especially since the suicide rate for post-change transexuals is nearly twice the rate for pre-change?

    The other question is are PT standards going to remain the same, or will they have to be “adjusted” ?

    G-d, I’m glad I’m retired!!!!

  3. 3
    BC, Imperial Torturer growls and barks:

    Retired Spook, you’re preaching to the choir, brutha. Anyone with a set of “XY” chromostones (Thanks, Archie Bunker!) who thinks that he’s a “female” has a serious cranial chemical imbalance and/or misfiring synapses. Same goes for the reverse situation. Treating them as “normal” is medical malpractice and would get a doctor’s license revoked, if it were any other illness. Do you see the Obongo misAdministration fighting for the rights of those with malfunctioning brains who think it’s OK to rape and murder children? Oh, wait, that’s EXACTLY what they’re doing. Move along, folks. Nothing to see here.

  4. 4
    Fa Cube Itches growls and barks:

    Kind of funny that not one single general or admiral has resigned over any of this.

  5. 5
    Retired Spook growls and barks:

    We don’t have admirals and generals anymore. We have career politicians in uniform. Big difference.

  6. 6
    Red Five growls and barks:

    I used to think that the role of the military was to kill people and break things, not to be a social studies laboratory experimenting with what sexual organ someone uses to excite someone else’s sexual organ. Clearly, I’m not nuanced and progressive enough.

  7. 7
    Retired Spook growls and barks:

    Originally, as designed, our military was designed to kill people and break things in job lots, to convince folks that messing with the U.S. was a bad idea. We seem to have forgotten that, much to the chagrin of people who grew up in that school.

    While I’m glad I’m retired, I shudder to think what my grandkids are going to grow up with.