Have I ever mentioned how fucking stupid Kate McMillan is? Really. My God, but she's fucking stupid. Let's check in on today's dumbassitude:
Tony Blair's Britain
Where the foxes caper unmolested, the government packs your school lunch and "some people feel intimidated by the word England.”
[Iraq war veteran] Craig applied to join Greater Manchester Police shortly before returning to civvy street this month.
When he admitted he had a tattoo, he was asked to send a photo of the inch-high Gothic letters spelling ENGLAND on the underside of his right forearm.
He was later told he had been rejected by the recruitment department.
It wrote: “Home Office policy precludes applications with tattoos on lower arm, hand, face or neck that are prominent, which may cause offence and/or invite provocation from the public or colleagues.”
Posted by Kate at March 23, 2008 9:44 AM
Now, do we all see what has Kate's thong in a knot? Apparently, she thinks it's an absolute hoot that an Iraq war vet should be rejected from joining the police force just because he has a prominent tattoo. After all, an Iraq war vet ... how could you possibly go wrong? I mean, they must be nuts to turn down that kind of candidate, no?
Patience. I really am going somewhere with this.
Now, join me in the wayback machine as we visit Kate back in August of 2006, as she gets all moist over American recruiting statistics:
The US Army is is reaching recruiting goals again.
It did, of course, fall to me to point out that Kate was practising some very selective omission by ignoring the fact that the U.S. military was meeting its quotas by relaxing their standards, which had an unfortunate tendency to lead to shit like this, although you'd never learn any of that from Kate.
In short, when Kate wants to brag about recruiting statistics, she is blissfully unconcerned about the growing number of neo-Nazis and white supremacists that are joining the (admittedly U.S.) military. On the other hand, having turned a blind eye to all of those psychological basket cases, she now turns around and conveniently presents war vets as the best candidates and how could you imagine not snapping those people up in a New York minute?
Yes, that was a bit convoluted and took a while to get there but it was worth it in the end, don't you think?