Navy Secretary Ray Mabus is facing furor in the ranks over his
decision to break with centuries of tradition and stop all identification of sailors by their job titles. It’s a lunatic fight to
be having when the Navy faces multiple disasters.
Those challenges include crippling flaws in its newest class of
ships, as well as serious problems with the new supercarrier, the Gerald
“Machinist mate” may mean nothing to a civilian, but it can be a
swabby’s badge of honor — yet it’s one of hundreds of titles Mabus wants
removed from daily use, demanding that all crew just call each other
“sailor.” (The Marines, God bless them, so far refuse to abandon
Mabus is an asshat with the authority and backing to screw with literally centuries of tradition for the sake of showing how much he 'cares'. And he doesn't give a damn how much damage he does.
Terrible when the facts don't fit your preferred narrative, isn't it?
San Bernardino, Calif., Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John
Podesta privately wished that the shooter’s name were Christopher Hayes,
hacked emails show.
After MSNBC reporter Chris Hayes identified one of the two shooters in the attack as Syeed Farook, Podesta wrote, “Better if a guy named Sayeed Farouk was reporting that a guy named Christopher Hayes was the shooter.”