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Watch this get a lot of media attention and ol Marcia losing her position.

jk guyz rofl

Posted by The CHZA | March 26, 2007 7:47 PM
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As Atrios pointed out this morning, Andrew eventually gave as good as he got from the bizarre and bigoted Sgt. Ramode.

And, truly, Gay Voodoo Limbo Tango and Wango Dance could possibly be the best dance name ever.

Posted by RKW | March 26, 2007 7:48 PM
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Yeah, Andrew said some pretty nasty and racist shit in his responses to her. But then again, unlike her, he wasn't serving as an official mouthpiece of the U.S. military.

Posted by tsm | March 26, 2007 8:01 PM
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What's even more disturbing is that Army Sergeants type emails in ALL CAPS.

Posted by Matthew | March 26, 2007 8:14 PM
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Voodoo Limbo... I'd pay to see that...

Posted by chilligan | March 26, 2007 8:51 PM
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Why can such a thing get a lot of attention? Why do people talk about black and white all the time? We need to stop talking the difference between Black and White.

I talked with many black friends on www.EbonyFriends.com. Why not listen what black people think of such a thing?

Daniel Pennant

Posted by Daniel Pennant | March 26, 2007 9:39 PM
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"Gay Voodoo Limbo Tango and Wango Dance" needs to be on a t-shirt or a theme night a club, pronto.

Posted by Soupytwist | March 26, 2007 9:51 PM
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Thanks for plugging your completely irrelevent online personals website, Daniel. Badly.

Posted by Chris | March 26, 2007 10:18 PM
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I have no idea what a gay voodoo limbo tango and wango dance is, but I wanna learn it. With a name like that, it has to be fun, especially if everybody gets to be half naked. Is this something that middle aged white homos can learn? Or is it restricted to only young black homos? I mean, I know white men can't dance, but I can at least try, can't I? Please? And must I go to Africa to learn it? Or can it be learned in Jersey?

More seriously, if you follow the link, you can read more of Sgt. Ramode's diatribes. Not only is she violently rabidly racist and homophobic, you'll see that she is also borderline illiterate. The clip on Slog is probably one of her more ineligible statements.

As an 8 year veteran, I am incredibly offended. She should be fired from her position and demoted immediately. She has a right to her bigoted opinion, but as a recruiter, she has no business expressing it like that in her official capacity as a spokesman for the government.

Posted by SDA in SEA | March 26, 2007 10:55 PM
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Gay Voodoo Limbo Tango and Wango Dance

I don't want to learn the dance, but as a straight white guy I definitely want the t-shirt. And the bumper sticker. Maybe in the shape of yellow ribbon?

Posted by Joe | March 27, 2007 12:32 AM
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Awesome. I love it when the curtain is pulled back, even for just a moment.

Posted by Grant Cogswell | March 27, 2007 12:33 AM
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Dollars to doughnuts Corey's ancestors arrived in America 200 years before Ramode's.

Posted by Fnarf | March 27, 2007 2:04 AM
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Fire the bitch. Stupid is stupid.

Posted by lawrence clark | March 27, 2007 3:08 AM
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Yep, just like I said before. Our country just is not worth trying to save. Just sit back and watch the total fall of civilization. And I recommend drinking some Mikes Hard Lemonade while it happens.

It is shit like this that makes me hate my country.

Posted by Andrew | March 27, 2007 5:16 AM
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Man David, by the odd diction of your post I was expecting that site to be witty or at least mildly interesting. You let me down. :(

Posted by Giffy | March 27, 2007 6:34 AM
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GEN Pace set the tone and she was just following. This is the kind of atmosphere that Pace has created. She'll be in trouble for the racist comments and the lack of judgment - she certainly should have been able to control herself - but the homophobia is official U.S. Government policy.

Posted by sam | March 27, 2007 7:27 AM
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“GO BACK TO AFRICA AND DO YOUR GAY VOODOO LIMBO TANGO AND WANGO DANCE AND JUMP AROUND AND PRANCE AND RUN ALL OVER THE PLACE HALF NAKED THERE.”

Sounds like the lyrics to an old Cab Calloway song.

The emails prove that, though you cannot be gay to serve in the military, being retarded is A-OK.

Posted by elswinger | March 27, 2007 8:17 AM
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She needs to be reassigned to Leavenworth.

Posted by Shea | March 27, 2007 9:09 AM
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I'd love to go to Africa and do the Gay Voodoo Limbo Tango & Wango Dance, not to mention jump around & prance & run around half naked. Or completely naked for that matter.

Posted by Mike in MO | March 27, 2007 9:36 AM
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@12,

Apparently, Ramode's ancestors arrived here thousands of years before Corey's, so, no such luck.

Posted by keshmeshi | March 27, 2007 10:59 AM
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So, being in the military is supposed to make you NOT ignorant, and Not a drooling tribalist with all kinds of silly beliefs?

Either the army training is incompetant, or the army training is competant, evil, and taught her those things.

Posted by Alison Randall | March 27, 2007 2:31 PM
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@20: She says. She probably thinks she's a Cherokee Princess: http://www.native-languages.org/princess.htm

Posted by Fnarf | March 27, 2007 2:34 PM
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From The Advocate:

"Andrew fired back, according to the article, criticizing her poor grammar and spelling. He also took a jab at her admitted Native American heritage, writing, “So take that to your next rain dance.” Ramode’s actions are under review by the Army Recruiting Command’s staff judge advocate. (The Advocate)"

Posted by James Gonzales-Meisler | March 27, 2007 2:42 PM
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Dan, perhaps you shouldn't discount the danger of candy-flavored-meth after all?

Posted by lauren | March 27, 2007 3:41 PM
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What makes it worse is that this woman is (allegedly) Native American. Native Americans used to have an accepting view of homosexuals:


http://www.newint.org/issue201/dreams.htm


I hear that Natives are disproportionally represented in in the military. I find it absolutely scandalous that some of these youth are duped into participating in US imperial conquests despite the 50 million Native Americans killed as a result of colonial domination.

Posted by Alan | March 27, 2007 3:48 PM
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I demand that the Army issue a public apology to all gays and lesbians and all african americans and fire that bitch!

Posted by Mrs Y. | March 28, 2007 12:15 PM
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no...just send a reply email saying "take your stupid white trash, high school dropout, walmart shopping, 10 kids on welfare ass over to iraq to do the shit that none of the rest of want to do and risk your life to fight for my freedom while I sit here comfortably eating cheetos watching dvds and drinking a martini while you are in the middle of the desert knee deep in camel poo being shot at...

Posted by justin | March 28, 2007 11:26 PM
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man I am glad the army feels this way about gays. I mean I really do not want to go to iraq and fight ok. let the stupid fucks get sent over there to fight and leave us gays here...I mean if they weren't fighting in the army they would be just be sitting in their trailers picking their noses anyway

Posted by fuck that | March 28, 2007 11:30 PM
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Let's just remember who's doing the talking. As a gay man, I feel the Sgt. comments are repugnant. As a Native American, she does not speak for all of us. And as a taxpayer, I hope she is fired. Do I think anything will happen? No. The military has a "stop gap" order going. Needless to say, she is the one with the problem.

Posted by Rob in cali | March 30, 2007 1:15 PM
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Let's just remember who's doing the talking. As a gay man, I feel the Sgt. comments are repugnant. As a Native American, she does not speak for all of us. And as a taxpayer, I hope she is fired. Do I think anything will happen? No. The military has a "stop gap" order going. Needless to say, she is the one with the problem.

Posted by Rob in cali | March 30, 2007 1:15 PM
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@ 20. That can be debated. Just because the savage indians were here doesnt meant they had arrived first. Just means they were on watch and got thier butts kicked by the Great WHITE hope. LOL.

Posted by Turner | April 4, 2007 10:23 AM
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@ 20. That can be debated. Just because the savage indians were here doesnt meant they had arrived first. Just means they were on watch at the time and got thier butts kicked by the Great WHITE hope. LOL.

Posted by Turner | April 4, 2007 10:24 AM
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It's funny that all these racist people say go back to africa...but it was your ancestors fault for being so lazy or we probably would have never been here. So blame yourself! By the way my daughter is half white and I made a vow the day she was born that any man or woman say anything racist to me or her will suffer very brutal consequences.

Posted by Louis Trip | April 6, 2007 10:12 AM

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