In the September 2nd podcast I noted that the roster of dropouts on the U.S. Marines Infantry Officer's Course included the only female Marine on the course. No, I beg her pardon: the only Marine on the course who happened to be female — that's better.
Well, do not despair, ladies. There is still one thing that servicepersons who happen to be female can do better than males. We learned this week that one of the former, serving aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower on patrol in the Persian gulf, gave birth to a seven-pound baby girl.
Aircraft from the Eisenhower have been flying combat missions over Iraq and Syria, so this is an operational situation. Operations seem to have been suspended, though, while the maternity crisis was dealt with. A spokesman for the Fifth Fleet reported on Tuesday that, quote:As the baby was born at sea aboard an operational unit, the main focus for the U.S. Navy, the ship and its crew is the safety and well-being of the baby and the mother.End quote, and the mission be hanged.
03m02s — From the Deplorable Right. (Campaign narrative goes into reverse.)
10m48s — Mrs Clinton meets the old man's friend. (Energy in the Executive?)
20m38s — Rancor homeostasis. (The whining of pampered pets.)
26m58s — Talpra Magyar! (Orbán gets savaged by a dead sheep.)
36m11s — Obama's refugee scam. (For him it's a win-win-win.)
44m17s — Self-driving what? (Wal-Mart leads the way.)
45m29s — Rum, pregnancy, and the lash. (A sailor gives birth.)
47m05s — Multiculti accommodation? (Or cultural appropriation?)
48m50s — Did the Constitution deliver? (And the shame of citizenship.)
51m02s — Signoff. (She preferred a waltz to a csárdás.)