They just fall into our lap

Remember the USS Fitzgerald collision with the Phillipines boat? And how certain officers took the brunt? Now this:

Hi, Stacy.

During the early weeks after the USS Fitzgerald was speared by a lumbering Philippine container ship, it was noteworthy that the captain and a couple of admirals were publicly named, but not the actual officer in charge, the officer of the deck. (OOD) The other person who should have kept the Fitz out of trouble is the person in charge of the combat information center, the Tactical Action Officer. That individual is supposed to be monitoring the combat radar, which can detect a swimmer at a distance of two miles.

Not until a year later, when the final reports are made public and the guilty parties have been court-martialed, does the truth come out. The OOD was named Sarah, and the Tactical Action Officer was named Natalie, and they weren’t speaking to each other!!! The Tactical Action Officer would normally be in near constant communication with the OOD, but there is no record of any communication between them that entire shift!

What is sticking out like a sore thumb is that there has been a cover-up here, bad for the Narrative and members of the hated demographic, the white male, has gone down while the real perps got away with it.

Why? Why, in our society, do women and Muslims continue to get away with things scot free?

Then we get onto my constant theme here about women’s competence – they should not be in charge of anything involving life and limb.

[H/T Chuckles]

16 comments for “They just fall into our lap

  1. Mark in Mayenne
    June 19, 2018 at 06:18

    Hi James, what is the source for this?

  2. The Blocked Dwarf
    June 19, 2018 at 06:42

    “The OOD was named Sarah, and the Tactical Action Officer was named Natalie,”

    And their names pre-transition?

  3. June 19, 2018 at 06:56

    Don’t know what happened there, now linked. Working on the boat, knackered, try to post a post for this morning etc. etc.

    # OOD was Sarah Coppock, Tactical Action Officer was Natalie Combs.

    # Lt. Coppock pleaded guilty to dereliction of duty.

    # However, the ship’s captain, in this case, Cmdr. Bryce Benson, is ultimately responsible for the actions of his crew.

    It’s like this – if you put your two children, let’s hypothetically say twelve and eight, in charge of steering your runabout while you sit at the back working on the engine, something happens and you are thrown into the propeller, who is to blame?

    Well clearly your Sarah and Natalie are because they did it but you then get into the N1 question, the one overriding all else – were those children competent enough to be in charge of that machinery? And what were you doing working on the engine while it was running, not watching your kids who should never have been in charge?

    As S McCain’s informant said, “The damage control officers were usually some of the biggest and strongest men aboard, able to close hatches, shore up damaged areas with timbers, etc.”

    You see where this is going.

    So yes, the father in that hypothetical and Bryce Benson on the Fitzgerald, were ultimately responsible for the disaster by proxy. Those girls had diminished responsibility.

    Ah but that’s the crime I commit now – [seemingly but not actually] relating or equating women to children and that is the single greatest issue facing us after the Muslims. In certain specific fields, e.g. flying planes, in combat, driving cars and so on – you know very well which areas they are – women are not competent. Running large businesses as the top dog, not the 2IC – that’s another.

    This has always been the issue with women – they’re built differently, they think differently, they move differently, they have different perceptions and concerns and ability levels [e.g. Natalie not speaking with Sarah] and yet, against that, they are adult in years and in many other areas, they’re as hot on the job as any man, moreso in fact – particularly in meticulously following process, running families etc. They do it better than any men I know.

    This all comes down to effing feminism and the notion that you can put square pegs in round holes, trying to make out that there are not spheres of competence. With men in those roles on that ship – the two would have been hauled over the coals and publicly blamed in the media. Not so if they’re female and that is the whole point I’m making.

    What is it about them being female which divides the word “officer” into “officer protected” and “officer fair game”? And “officer protected” is looked after and shielded from responsibility for incompetence?

    And yet I’m the one labelled sexist for mentioning it. Reader Dearieme called it “my woman problem”. Really? Only mine, eh? No one else in the world sees this issue and is too scared to call it out? Even my own dear readers [male] leap in with the gallant defence of these women, splashing about in that river in Egypt – when the facts in the cases are crying out to be told.

    An analogy with gender removed

    Having posted a few times on this and before that, having listened to the voice box recording and having read what was going on, the issue was that the flight engineer saw the situation in an epiphanaic flash, saw what was wrong, suddenly realized the lack of competence of the captain who’d been out of day-to-day operations for some time. The Captain was a hero of the airline, featured in airline magazines, a celeb, and no one, least of all a junior officer, was going to question that fine old man’s competence when he cut corners.

    And why did the Captain cut corners? Because there were rules about fly time and unless they took off there and then, they were not going to be able to complete the flight under the time allocation for pilots. Thus he was already tired after the incoming flight.

    As I say, it extracts gender from the issue. Who had the ultimate responsibility? In that case, the KLM Captain. But also the flight engineer for not stopping the Captain – job, promotion, awe etc.

    In the case of the Fitzgerald, it was not only the mindless laws demanding that everyone is equal and the same but clearly the terror which the feminist establishment [male and female] inspires in ordinary people, now too scared to speak out.

    And you watch the vilification I get now for posting this and then decide if you would or not. That, you see, dear friends, is why these things go on.

    This post makes more sense in the context of this one:

  4. Bill
    June 19, 2018 at 08:28

    All I can add is personal experience of shipyard life a shipyard which built ships for the Royal Navy thus coming into contact with Navy personnel, MOD staffers, Rolls Royce staff, various ‘consultants’ all exclusively male, boat management, all bar one male, shipyard directors, the ‘manual workforce’ almost exclusively male, the ‘staff workforce’ a mixture of sexes, contractors of many kinds exclusively male, is the level of sheer incompetence, rank stupidity and arrogance of ego was eye opening.
    Never ever underestimate the sheer power of the ‘get one over attitude’ for ducking things up.
    How the ships were actually delivered in working order was hard to fathom. The fact they cost incredibly more than they should have was easy to fathom.
    One was so bad it had to be towed to another yard for ‘finishing’. The boat manger in charge of this cock up was ‘kicked upstairs’ and is still employed!

    But the pressing question is what gender is being assigned to the tri?

  5. Bill
    June 19, 2018 at 09:28

    Bloody Muslims

    It was an anonymous letter sent to a blogger. “Stacy McCain got this letter anonymously:”

    • June 19, 2018 at 09:41

      Irrelevant. Al the real-tel is that way – more than his life/job is worth. The issue is accuracy.

    • June 19, 2018 at 10:13

      There it is – they got away with very minor rap over knuckles, those girls.

      The ones in the wrong were whoever employed them in those roles – these are the people for keelhauling.

  6. Bill
    June 19, 2018 at 19:41

    You are not going to like this but.

    Commander Eleanor Stack, CO @HMSDuncan Joined RN as a Warfare Officer in 2000. Served in HMS Manchester, York, Daring, Dauntless. Commanded HMS Hurworth & Quorn— NavyLookout (@NavyLookout) June 18, 2018

    • June 20, 2018 at 03:54

      Here’s that ship:

      “In November, while sailing off the coast of England, Duncan suffered a total propulsion failure and was towed back to Plymouth.”

      • Bill
        June 20, 2018 at 08:03

        Thank god there are no wimmin in on that meeting.
        “It would be too difficult to replace the Gas Turbines so instead, the PIP plan is that the two existing diesel-generator sets will be replaced by 3 more powerful sets. The Type 45 will then change its standard operating procedure to cruise on its diesels and only use the GTs for higher speeds.”

        Once again incompetence, stupidity and arrogance cost a fortune and not a wimmin in sight!

        “The RN has paid a high price for pioneering Integrated Electric Propulsion (IEP) in a major warship. The principles are sound but the selection by government, against the advice of the builder BAE Systems, of an unproven Gas Turbine design has left a painful legacy.”

        Just pointing out what I said earlier about my shipyard encounters is still going on today.

        As a slight aside.
        Talk about hamstringing the ships that ‘defend the nation’ well ‘defend’ whichever aircraft carrier is at sea. Chug around on diesel and pray the turbines will work long enough to get the ship moving at speed, sounds like a plan.

        One of the things is laid up as they don’t have the ‘manpower’ to keep it in service.
        “HMS Dauntless, in commission for just 6 years has been reduced to harbour training ship status and unlikely to go to sea for some time. Dauntless has suffered the most from the propulsion defects that have plagued the Type 45s.”

        Chances of getting enough men and wimmin to crew that second carrier seem quite remote, perhaps conscription is making a comeback soon. Now that would be interesting to see put into practice.

      • Bill
        June 20, 2018 at 08:12

        Commanding Officer at the time of the propulsion failure. Tada!
        Commander Charles Guy

  7. June 20, 2018 at 01:24

    Then we get onto my constant theme here about women’s competence – they should not be in charge of anything involving life and limb.

    Which is so obvious that it should not even need to be said. One word – hormones.

    • June 20, 2018 at 03:55

      Yes, it should be obvious but Narrative turns people in charge of appointments insane.

      Coming back to that plane recently landed by a female and the way the media was all over her “rising to great heights”, she it was who said there were no heights involved, she followed the laid-down procedures and I’ve consistently said that no one follows process better than women.

      Process and standing orders is one of the reasons the workplace has altered to accommodate the ladies.

  8. Mark Matis
    June 20, 2018 at 12:59

    Are you SURE that “Sarah” and “Natalie” are actually female? Or are they instead like “Caitlyn”? In Barry Sotero’s Navy, one can’t be sure…

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