Where was I when this hit the news? This is the funniest thing; a conversation, via email between recruiter for the United States Army and a private citizen who disclosed to the recruiter that he was gay.

Now, in America there is a stereotype that there are a lot of meat head moronic people in the military. I for one think that is an unfair characterization of all military people, but let’s face it, in the U.S. Military, as in other sectors of public life, there are some people who are complete and utter morons (There, I said it. Keep in mind that you can add to that among other things, sports, entertainment, sanitation and what I do, office work). Marcia Ramode, whose email was listed online (feel free to drop her a line if she hasn’t been dropped herself), doesn’t do the military any favors if you read the exchange she has with Corey Andrew, who posted his resume on

I  won’t get into this too much. It’s old news and I really think that the exchange speaks for itself. This woman is a moron. She’s a complete idiot who has no concept of what our nation was founded to be and yet the fact that she gets a check from the Pentagon gives her an air of moral and intellectual superiority to herself which is surely delusional. I suppose she fits in well in any position wherein she does not need to think and after she is sacked by the Army (if indeed they do that), I suppose she’ll be able to find one. Certainly not West Point material!

I think that this is an interesting thing going on here in Albany. A student at Russell Sage College had her VW Bug vandalized. She’s a lesbian and the defacer spray painted in red, U R gay and fag. Ms. Davies, the car’s owner, decided against having the insurance company fix the car and instead is choosing to drive it around in public so as to raise attention to harassment that many gay and lesbian people say that they face. Interesting. She’s also getting in on the publicity end in a different way altogether, making a documentary of it and choosing to go across country in the gray beetle, with the spray paint still on it. I’m sure she’ll be pulled over quite a few times on her quest, and police will be called when she pulls her VW up in front of a diner in Battle Creek, Michigan, but that’s the point. It’s free speech, right? I applaud her for making some lemonade out of the issue. I do think she’ll face some ridicule, but hey, sounds like she’ll have some fun seeing the country.