What Do The Pogues and the U.S. Navy Have In Common?

Posted: May 11, 2011 in Songs of Space and Nuclear War
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they want youThe Pogues and the U.S. Navy?  It’s complicated.

Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash, was the Pogues 1985 release.  It’s title is attributed to a quote from Winston Churchill:

"Don’t talk to me about naval tradition. It’s nothing but rum, sodomy, and the lash."

Yesterday, someone in the Navy got way out in front of themselves by authorizing homosexual marriage by Navy clergy on Naval posts.

So the Navy leads the way?

Today, they have retracted that authorization.  At Congress’ insistence.  Why?  Because conducting a homosexual marriage violates the law.  Violating the law violates the Constitution.  Violating the Constitution violates the oath of office.

Send Lawyers, Guns, and Money?  Or send Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash?

They want you/They want you/They want you as a new recruit.

 

 

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