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    Rush and Dr. Laura during dinner would give me indigestion.

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    by Shockwave on Tue Jul 30, 2013 at 07:52:05 PM PDT

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    •  Didn't help our stress levels either (5+ / 0-)

      So we asked.

      I seemed to be willing to say things most others didn't have the titanium ovaries to do so.  I used to write letters to Pacific S&S all the time, and was usually published, likely because I can write coherently.  I stood up to the Christian RIght on base over the decision to remove most adult magazines--they also wanted PLAYBOY removed because apparently just seeing tht title offended their delicate sensibilities.  I stand 5'3". PLAYBOY (I had a subscription--it was that or joun the American Library Association to get Library Journal, in order to keep up with intellectual freedom  issues--and I am female).  The mag was on the very top shelf in a shrinkwrap and behind a wooden modesty shield so all you could see was the title.  I couldn't reach it at my height, so I suspect most kids couldn't either. I pointed this out.

      I also pointed out that the bookstore carried a number of books I find offensive, mostly Christian rants against Wicca, but I figured that if I could survive the experience of seeing Satan's Little White Lie every time I checked the religion section, not to mention prominent displays of the LEFT BEHIND series, than they should be able to make their peace with young men, 18+, buying PLAYBOY.

      A couple of senior NCOs told my husband he shouldn't allow me to write those letters. He told me that I didn't have to ask his permission to write anything--and that he agreed with me. Blessedly the DIvision O and the base MCPO, whop knew me and liked me, told the critics to sit down and shut up--I still had first amendment rights  and they didn't disappear just because I amrried a sailor.

      Learned later I had a small fan club including the MCPO's wife.  

      The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

      by irishwitch on Tue Jul 30, 2013 at 08:14:21 PM PDT

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