Saturday, October 20, 2007

Uncle Sam's Looking For A Few (Or Many) Hunky WOOFY Men

Here's a funny. Yea, right. They needed the recruits so badly, that they didn't check out the web site first? Someday, this kind of sillyness will come to an end. And the country will be much, much better for it.

Military Looks for a Few Good Woofy Men on Gay Website

Article Date: 10/19/2007 By Bryan Ochalla

In looking for a few good men, the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force decided to place thousands of recruitment ads on, a networking website for gay professionals. As soon as USA Today brought that to the attention of various military officials, however, the ads were brought down.

"This is the first I've heard about it," Maj. Michael Baptista, advertising branch chief for the Army National Guard, told the newspaper on Wednesday. "We didn't knowingly advertise on that particular website," which he said does not "meet the moral standards" of the military.
A Navy spokesperson told USA Today that nearly 8,000 ads would be removed from the site, while ads attributed to the Marine Corps were for civilian jobs not covered by "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

The ads were placed through New York-based Community Connect by way of offers companies and organizations a "diversity and inclusion" package, which includes posts on niche websites aimed at various minorities, including gays and lesbians.
To Servicemembers Legal Defense Network Director of Communications Steve Ralls, the snafu was strangely, and sadly, ironic. Many gays and lesbians "have been drummed out of the armed forces simply for using sites like GLEE," he told USA Today


Will said...

The really stupid thing about out U.S. armed forces is that if they'd get their heads out of their asses and actually recruit gay men and lesbians, they'd discover them to be among the best soldiers, sailors and marines they had--just like the gays who have always been in the military.


Lemuel said...

So, what? They want to recruit more gays so they can up the rates of dishonorable discharges? - or fire them (from civilian)?

Will said...

No, lemuel--they should be open to gays for the reason that the British army and royal navy are actively recruiting gays, even gay couples: because we make great soldiers, sailors and administrators of all kinds. And there are many gays who want the military life and shuldn't have their right to serve taken away by idiotic, bigoted laws.

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BIGMallrat said...

Funny, an overwhelming majority of people think the military should allow gays and lesbians to serve openly. But, the same people who brought us "the people should choose" refused to listen to the people. I always find it ironic that the military also advertises on HGTV and Bravo. Are they that dumb that they don't know the audience? Or, is the military marketing person gay? :)
Anyway, I did learn from this article that civilian jobs are not covered by don't ask, don't tell. Guess that is something.

Leonard said...

Take away "don't ask don't tell" and they would not even have to PLACE adds on sites like Glee! ugh! ;-)peace

Robguy said...

silver lining? at least GLEE got some money out of it...