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Soldiers Mixed on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Repeal

Filed under: Controversy,Gay/lesbian News,Military — Tags: , , , , — Positronic Dave @ 1:42 am December 21, 2010

… and when I say that soldiers are mixed on “Don’t Ask, Don;t Tell” repeal, what I mean is 80% don’t care, 15% have concerns on a policy change this big in the middle of fighting two wars (especially in countries where homosexuality is illegal and punished) and the other 5% are split between homophobes who are sure that they are completely irresistible to gay men or women, and those who need to know if these pants go with that armored personal carrier.

I’m kidding. Of course those pants go with that APC. Everything is olive drab, how can it not go together?

In the wake of the historic vote to repeal DADT, not to mention the military studies that went into the research and fact-gathering before-hand, there is still some concern over how the new policy will be implemented and its effect

Time Running Out on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

Filed under: Gay/lesbian News,Government,Legal,Politics — Tags: , , , , — Positronic Dave @ 7:06 pm December 17, 2010

The sound of time running out on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is sweeter than Christmas music. After a defeat that had more to do with Republican procedure-play rather than truth, justice or the American Way, it looks like the repeal measure has gathered enough votes from reasonable Republicans to pass , because this puts the number of votes for the repeal at 60+ making it filibuster-proof.

In its 17 year existence the only thing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” has accomplished is the ruining of the military careers of otherwise outstanding soldiers, sailors pilots, etc. Its substance is made of no more factual cloth than the ban on blacks serving in the military earlier in the 20th century. It’s wrong and it is past time that it went away.

Senate majority Leader Harry Reid intends, should all go as expected, to hold a vote as early as tomorrow. With almost all Democrats, and a handful of brave Republicans planning to vote to pass it, it is almost within reach.

I have to say I was shocked and more than a little pleasantly surprised to see that Joe “I Look Like Senator Palpatine” Lieberman was one of the co-authors of

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