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Wednesday, May 04, 2005

He Said "Penetration"...

(Warning: Those of especially sensitive constitution, and my kids, may want to skip this post.) Submandave has a roundup of the effort apparently underway to amend the UCMJ; apparently, the powers that be have determined that having a separate article for a "crime" that a recent Commander in Chief allegedly committed is a little bit outdated. (JAG Central has a more technical discussion, although I believe they're wrong in inferring that the "crime" can only be committed with another service member; in theory, they can even charge you for committing this act with your spouse.)
When I was Nuke school, we had a "UCMJ Article of the Day" that appeared in the POD. For some reason, Article 125 appeared about once a week; I believe this was because of the humor value attached to the last sentence of the article: "Penetration, however slight, is sufficient to complete the offense."
Yes, we were easily amused...

2 Comments:

Anonymous PigBoatSailor said...

Heh, we loved that article on the boat. One of the Department Heads, any time he thought he was getting a raw deal, would loudly exclaim that particular line. That, and the fact that "unnatural carnal copulation" had such a wide possible range of meanings that pretty much every guy on the boat had broken the UCMJ also made that article a favorite...

5/04/2005 7:33 AM

 
Anonymous Xopherman said...

And I'm still easily amused. An oldie but a goodie.

5/04/2005 3:23 PM

 

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