Diary

Watercooler 9/19/2016 Open Thread: Try, try and try again!

watercooler featured

Female NCO tries out for Army’s elite 75th Ranger Regiment

“The female soldier did not meet performance objectives required for assignment to the 75th Ranger Regiment,” said Lt. Col. Robert Bockholt, a spokesman for U.S. Army Special Operations Command. “The female soldier has been afforded the opportunity to reapply for RASP 2 beginning December 2016.”

First female soldier in Green Beret training fails to complete the course.

“The first female soldier to participate in the Army’s initial training for the Green Berets — side by side with men — failed to complete the course, The Washington Times has learned.”

Woman, mistakenly jailed as a man, files lawsuit in Miami.

A Dominican woman wrongly classified as a man and held with male inmates for 10 hours in a Miami prison three years ago has filed a civil rights lawsuit.

“Life goes on. A man becomes preeminent, he’s expected to have enthusiasms. Enthusiasms… Enthusiasms… What are mine? What draws my admiration? What is that which gives me joy? Baseball! A man stands alone at the plate. This is the time for what? For individual achievement. There he stands alone. But in the field, what? Part of a team. Teamwork…. Looks, throws, catches, hustles – part of one big team. Bats himself the live-long day, Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, and so on. If his team don’t field… what is he? You follow me? No one! Sunny day, the stands are full of fans. What does he have to say? “I’m goin’ out there for myself. But… I get nowhere unless the team wins.”        Robert DeNiro, “The Untouchables”

Are we still a team in America? I dunno…maybe…so feel free to add something in the open thread…