Sunday, January 2, 2011

they need to at least Throttle Back

2011 opens with video made on a us aircraft carrier - by a commander. not your normal war video; but the commanders way of showcasing his sailors. many women found this distaseful and harrassing. we think that when US Government equipment, and personnel utilize their time to create these types of productions, they should be subject to civil penalties for their uncivil actions.

this clipping is from the huffington - and the rest is well worth reading.

USS Enterprise Video Scandal: Navy Commander Revealed As Mastermind Behind Raunchy Videos

Owen Honors, Captain of the Norfolk-based USS Enterprise, was revealed as the producer of a series of "raunchy" videos made aboard the Navy carrier several years ago in a report released by the Virginian-Pilot on Saturday.

Filmed in 2006 and 2007 when Honors was the Enterprises's executive officer, the clips were reportedly shown to 6,000 sailers and U.S. Marines on the ship as part of what was called "XO Movie Night."

The Pilot reports:

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

In other skits, sailors parade in drag, use anti-gay slurs, and simulate masturbation and a rectal exam. Another scene implies that an officer is having sex in his stateroom with a donkey.

According to the Virginia-based outlet, the videos were made with government equipment. Some were reportedly produced at times when the ship was actively deployed to help the country's war efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Sailors, who declined to be identified by name, indicated to the Pilot that the footage in question was broadcast on a weekly basis aboard the ship.

Honors, who is expected to deploy in upcoming weeks, suggests in the videos that his intent in generating the content was for entertainment purposes. The Pilot reports that the clips drew complaints from female sailors aboard the carrier who found the material offensive

If you'd like to see the video - click the title to go to huff and watch. we decided not to give our bandwidth to the long bs video, but to let you know that theres' a much better way to conduct alerts. this is it.

all in all, to requote the commander - I'd say they need to at least Throttle Back.

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