Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Not Your Father's Air Force XIII

This, from the USAF Usual Source:
Strategic Diversity: The Pentagon's Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity is working "closely" with each of the services to develop a Defense Department-wide strategic plan for diversity as directed by the White House, announced Clifford Stanley, undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness. The decision falls on the heels of President Obama's Aug. 18 executive order calling for a government-wide initiative to promote diversity in the federal workplace. "Diversity is the tapestry and the strength of our great nation and we are ready to take steps to accomplish the President's challenge," said Stanley. Navy Capt. Ken Barrett, acting deputy director of DOD's diversity office, said diversity goes beyond just race and ethnicity. He suggested it also could apply to things such as language skills, regional expertise, and cultural expertise. "Diversity is our strength. It's a strategic imperative for us, and it's a readiness issue," Barrett said. (AFPS report by Lisa Daniel)
Oh, my aching ass.  I'm left wonderin' just how it was, back in the day, we managed to defend the country, fight its wars, and win 'em without the benefit of a DoD Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity.  We were just lucky, I guess.

Added, somewhat later:

The Weather Girls must not have gotten the memo, coz there's not much diversity in evidence there.  Not that I care, of course, plus the fact they're only doin' the weather and not defending Taiwan from Commie aggression.

Happy Anniversary, Mimi & Crew!


  1. Somebody didn't get the memo and wore the wrong shoes.

  2. Diversity... Yes, it's always wonderful! I especially like it when the competent are diversified by the incompetent, the able with the unable, and the intelligent with the idiotic.

  3. Somebody didn't get the memo and wore the wrong shoes.

    Ah, yes. That always happens, don't it?

    Jim: Me too. You're right up my alley with that.

  4. I couldn't say it better than Suldog!

  5. Just some more drivel from the big "O", to make it look like he is doing something. Where do you sew stripes on a Burka?

  6. Try working in the Fortune 100 and have to deal with all this crap. We are at the point where there is a class being offered entitled "Respect My Generation" and it literally claims it will teach people how to respect others of different ages.

    Respect - in my world it is earned, not given.

    And don't get me started on the special cultural clssses that all managers are required to take regarding the Indian culture. Because we've sold our souls to India we have this amazing influx of Indians. And WE have to take classes on THEIR culture - they are not expected to do the reverse.

    Oh man, my blood pressure is rising steadily.

  7. You mean there is a Deputy Director of the Diversity department at the DoD? Isn't that one too many D's? Does this DDoDDoDoD tell people that they are different or does he just dodo?

  8. SGT: Homer, I want you to charge up that ravine and kill as many of the enemy as you can.

    PVT: Sgt, those people are human beings, and we should just go up their with our hands held high to show we mean them no harm.

    SGT: By golly, that's pretty diversified Homer, and I think you're right.

    Being heterosexual I would have never thought of that.

    I've changed my mind, I want you to walk up that ravine with your arms held high, and tell them we love them.

  9. What's wrong with the world is we have too much of a sense of achievement attached to being something, and not enough of one attached to doing something.

    I've been saying so for years. This is just more evidence of that problem...

  10. Red, Ed: Yup.

    IT: Thanks for that link.

    Kris: I DID work in just that sorta environment and in SFO, to boot. Not only did we have the Feds and State weenies to worry about, we also had county and CITY rules and regs. You might can imagine...

    Lou: Heh. That's pretty good!

    Anon: You, too.

    Morgan: Yup.


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