Thursday, October 20, 2011

News Roundup

  • From the "Enforcing a Standard" Department - A Muslim student at a high school in Tennessee has quit JROTC after she was told she could not wear a hijab while in uniform.  The girl's family is working with CAIR to try to get an apology and a change in policy.  Basically, the Army is telling her that regulations say that all religious garb has to be out of sight when worn with a uniform, and it's pretty much impossible to completely hide a hijab with a uniform hat.  But then again, that's why it's called a 'uniform'.  The young lady needs to learn that the military doesn't and shouldn't make exceptions to uniform standards because of whatever religion you choose to follow.  She should choose to either follow AR 670-1 and wear a uniform properly or choose to follow her religion's requirements for covering her hair and face.  Oh, and by the way, I've done my share of pushups because my St. Christoper's medal came out of the top of my tee shirt. Tuck it in or take it off, then drive on. 
  •  From the "YGBSM!?!?!?!" Department - A grown man in California who is getting a government disability check for "a range of conditions -- from post-traumatic stress disorder to ADHD to spinal problems to depression", but is able to dress up like a baby and have someone act like a parent for him and is able to build his own outsized nursery equipment, has had his benefits restored.  The Social Security Administration reviewed his case after he appeared on TV, causing Senator Coburn from Oklahoma to go into fits of outrage that were shared by yours truly.  I'm not sure I can comment on this one due to my utter disgust at not only an adult who wants to be treated like an infant and paid for it, but also at a government that thinks it's OK to cut him a check.  Personally, I'd like to see a mob of people who are truly disabled but still get to a job every day take this bozo out and beat him with his blankie wrapped around a bar of baby soap.  You know, a baby blanket party.
  • From the "Can't Search This!" Department - 80's rapper M.C. Hammer has launched a new search engine.  No word yet on whether or not it will optimize for fly haircuts and baggy, shiny pants.

1 comment:

bluesun said...

Ooo! Baby "shower" involving kerosene!

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