Monday, May 26, 2008

LOOK! UP IN THE SKY!! IT'S A BIRD... IT'S A PLANE...
It's the Testicularly Challenged Avenger!!
WARNING!! Harsh language and crude humor alert!!

What a heartwarming tale for Memorial Day. The British Empire must be so proud of itself. Here's a snippet (no pun intended) from The Telegraph (UK); (Emphasis and comments mine) Sex change Paratrooper wins £250,000 for 'hurt feelings'
By Andy Bloxham

A former paratrooper who had a sex change operation has won a payout of £250,000 for hurt feelings after she was ordered to wear a man's uniform to a medical examination.

Jan Hamilton, 43, used to be Captain Ian Hamilton and served in Bosnia and Afghanistan and was wounded by a roadside bomb in Iraq
(Not much to the imagination as to what got blown off). She then began gender reassignment surgery and claimed she made repeated requests to discuss the transition with her superiors. However, Miss Hamilton said she was summoned to attend a compulsory medical examination in April 2007 while wearing her male uniform.

A £45,000-a-year job as the head of Army media relations in Gibraltar was then withdrawn, which she claimed was as a result of her sex change. Miss Hamilton, who had refused to attend the medical, began legal action against the Ministry of Defence for sexual discrimination and unfair dismissal.

She said: "It would have been humiliating and demeaning for me to turn up for my medical examination dressed in a man's uniform." The MoD [Ministry of Defense] then decided to pay her the £250,000 in an out-of-court settlement.
("Humiliating and demeaning", huh? I wonder how much I can sue the Marine Corps for being referred to as "dip-shit", "worthless turd", "scumbag", and the ever popular "f***-up", when I went through Boot Camp? I smell financial windfall!!)

The size of the payout is likely to anger campaigners for better compensation for those injured in the line of duty. According to current MoD settlements, soldiers receive £57,000 for the loss of a leg and £285,000 for the loss of both arms or legs.
OK... so if a Brit loses both legs, it's £285,000, but if Captain Sackless gets an avocado-adectomy and bids goodbye forever to his Dynamic Duo, he/she/it gets £250,000?

As we use to say in the Marine Corps... Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, over!? Seriously, what in the hell are the British thinking?

I swear, I've seen monkey shit-fights at the zoo better organized than this.

7 Comments:

Blogger Paul, just this guy, you know? said...

humiliating and demeaning

Can his former service sue him for "humiliating and demeaning" them?

7:26 AM  
Blogger Mac McLernon said...

Hey, Cavey... what else do you expect from a country whose elected representatives just voted to allow human-animal hybrids, embryo experimentation, the creation of embryos for "spare parts" as so-called "saviour siblings" (and the concomitant destruction of "unsuitable" embryos) and has denied that dads are necessary for the wellbeing of the child?

I am ashamed to be called British when I hear stuff like this.

10:26 AM  
Blogger ignorant redneck said...

Vir--

The last time the Brits thought was in the mid 50's--Winstons last ride.

5:13 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Orthodoxae said...

I feel bad for Mac and all Brits who have spines. The whole island is going to get taken over by jihadists if this keeps up.

6:46 PM  
Blogger David said...

This is off-topic, but the Australian Infantry is pissed because the SAS is getting all the front-line action:

http://au.news.yahoo.com/080526/2/170nt.html

Well, perhaps another crusade would help their morale....

7:45 PM  
Blogger Subvet said...

"I wonder how much I can sue the Marine Corps for being referred to as "dip-shit", "worthless turd", "scumbag", and the ever popular "f***-up", when I went through Boot Camp?..."

You must have been the apple of the Drill Instructor's eye. Did he offer to set up a date with his daughter?

8:07 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Subvet,
Nahhh... as the old saying goes, we were all equally worthless.

5:30 AM  

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