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Watch: Parker and Spitzer Discuss Raunchy Navy Video with Former USS Cole Commander Kirk Lippold


Former USS Cole Commander weighs in on the raunchy Navy videos produced by Captain Owen Honors on the USS Enterprise, and what action should be taken in response.

Note: Owens was temporarily relieved of his duties pending inquiry late yesterday.


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  1. Um.. can we please SEE the so-called raunchy videos by Honors? What I've seen don't qualify for that word; tasteless, sure.. tacky, sure.. amateur, absolutely. Raunchy, not even close.

    But I am certainly willing to take a look at his other vids if one of them is dirtier than the ridiculously overly-edited one released by the Virginian Pilot.

    For evaluation purposes, of course.

    Posted by: sparks | Jan 4, 2011 8:13:55 AM

  2. Am I concerned about raunchy? Not so much.

    Am I concerned about homophobic? YES, definitely.

    Posted by: Tony | Jan 4, 2011 9:41:00 AM

  3. We'll have to wait for the Chi-Chi LaRue version, Sparks.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Jan 4, 2011 9:48:17 AM

  4. Is this beeitch for real? She expects the world to operate by the standards of the PC obsessed HR department of a media conglomerate, and is 'Shocked' when everyone doesn't conform?

    I'm more embarrassed by this interview and the phoniness of all involved than by the XO vids.

    And MSNBC, CNN, etc., are surprised why they are having so much trouble just maintaining their current audience and tenuous status quo?

    What the XO did was indeed foolish, because he should know how rigid, tight-a**, humorless and PC our whole society has become, and how his vids could be used for political purposes and would come back to bite him on the bum.

    This whole thing is being blown WAY out of proportion.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jan 4, 2011 10:54:02 AM

  5. This is totally over-sensationalized crap. Yeah he said fag. It's the Navy not NASA. These people are seamen, not Mensa members, trapped on a boat with nothing to do. I can only imagine the depravity that goes on. Oh yeah, and they're defending our country. Not that it gives them carte blanche to be simple-minded dickheads but, seriously?, this media response is a little ridiculous.

    Posted by: D.R.H. | Jan 4, 2011 12:00:24 PM

  6. No finer example of the demise of strict standards than Capt. Lippold. He disobeys his own operation standard manual and his ship is totally unprepared for a attack while in a foreign port and he is given a free pass. Prior to the attack on his ship a Captain was responsible for his ship. If it ran aground his leadership, the confidence in his ability to lead was diminished and he was removed from command.
    So he is the obvious choice to parade out to support a senior office who has not lived up to the standards expected/demanded of men in these important positions.

    Posted by: Major707 | Jan 4, 2011 12:00:53 PM

  7. Commander Lippold lied (or is uninformed). Had he read the actual original reporting from the local paper in Virginia, there are MORE videos. This is just the one that the reporter could get her hands on. This is common practice for this Captain.

    Posted by: Shawn | Jan 4, 2011 1:45:45 PM

  8. NO commander would keep his job who allowed the N-word, or the C-word for women, to be "joked" about.

    Now that we've heard from the Net Know-Nothings, let's read the lessons from a Navy veteran not intent on defending the Straight Good Ole Boys Klan:

    "Zoe Dunning on why that goofy Navy video matters"

    Posted by: | Jan 4, 2011 5:13:56 PM


    ...NO commander would keep his job who allowed the N-word, or the C-word for women, to be "joked" about.


    ...How 'bout calling 'Poor', 'Working Class' or rural whites 'Trash', 'White Trash', 'Crackers', etc.,? Are you guilty of doing this? Dumb question, of course you are. And whenever a white person contradicts your views especially regarding alleged racism or some other 'Ism', you immediately start calling them 'Racist', 'Good Old Boys' [Question: Are there Good Old Girls? Are there Good Old Boy/Girl black folks, Hispanics, Asians?] 'Fascist', and make the obligatory references to The Klan and Tea-Baggers.

    And that navy vet speaks for himself. Just like I, as an army vet, speak for myself.

    This whole thing is nothing more than gay and other self-described 'Progressives' taking advantage of the situation to extrapolate and attack the evil military, whom most self described 'Progressives' despise, institution and service members alike.

    I believe the XO was foolish to make these vids, and it shows poor judgement primarily because it's un-PC and he should have known if it became publicized The Brass would hang him out to dry.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jan 4, 2011 5:43:35 PM

  10. Your question is dumb, Rat, because you are. Kiss my Poor White Working Class ass!

    Posted by: | Jan 4, 2011 5:47:43 PM

  11. And wtf is up with having Governor Pimp, Elliot Spritzer, pontificating on others moral/ethical lapses? Is CNN for real hiring this filthy fraud?

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jan 4, 2011 5:48:50 PM

  12. Right back at you, Matlovich.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jan 4, 2011 5:50:49 PM

  13. I had nothing to do to continue watching for a while, actually quiet the mind, but also the loss of my analysis. Did not broke my cup; computer is not me, not even inside my documents.
    I have finished the report reached the local area network, and that it destroyed everything she has nothing to do with me. I feel bored, and turned to leave

    Posted by: gucci bags | Jan 4, 2011 9:39:45 PM

  14. Somehow I can't imagine Captain Picard would allow this on HIS Enterprise.

    Posted by: Randy | Jan 4, 2011 11:07:55 PM

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