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Bigmama60  (Level: 95.2 - Posts: 6644)
Tue, 9th Jun '09 12:56 AM


Gays are very disappointed. I can't blame them. Gays are highly skilled and well needed in the 2 wars. The Supreme Court said it will not hear an appeal from former Army Capt. James Pietrangelo II, who was dismissed under the "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

Last year in the campaign candidate, Barack Hussein Obama said he supported the eventual repeal of the policy, but he has taken a very strange move to do so since becoming President Barack Hussein Obama. Now, the White House says it won't stop the LBGT community from being dismissed from the military. Is this a slow response because the President has a well thought out political striptease to repeal this policy?

A Quinnipiac University poll taken in April revealed the country is ahead of the Administration. 56% of 2,041 registered American voters believe the law should be overturned. Americans have come a long way for Civil Rights; perhaps it's time to go the extra distance.

Gays have bleed in the 2 wars just like Muslims and other sectors of the American society.

What is going on?

Barnierubble  (Level: 93.9 - Posts: 637)
Tue, 9th Jun '09 2:27 AM

Why should people who stole one of the best words in the dictionary have special priveleges over the rest of us, Get in line, please.

Collioure  (Level: 115.4 - Posts: 9952)
Tue, 9th Jun '09 3:42 AM

What is going on?

Beverly, why don't you tell us what the Supreme Court or a decisive lower court ruled?

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4593)
Tue, 9th Jun '09 7:51 AM

I've disagreed with don't ask- don't tell from the getgo. I don't mean to be simplistic, but I just don't think it's the government's business what someone's sexual life is, and I don't think volunteering to defend this country in the military should take away one's right to privacy.

There have been those with different sexual lives in the military for as long as the country has existed and I don't believe it has changed the outcome of any war.

Haven't we come far enough to totally take that subject off the military table totally?

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4593)
Tue, 9th Jun '09 7:54 AM

Just in case anyone misunderstands what I'm saying because I won't be here all day. I'm saying the military shouldn't be asking at all. Period.

Caramel1  (Level: 136.4 - Posts: 21616)
Tue, 9th Jun '09 7:59 AM that gives me hopea woman from mSNBC of all places-note her emphasis on the word "RIGIME' that so many like to knoch Bush by using-master of slick "read" our "Leader is

Caramel1  (Level: 136.4 - Posts: 21616)
Tue, 9th Jun '09 8:35 AM

My point to my last post is he changes his read when something doesn't fit like the actual unemployment figures compared to his sunny projected ones. Linda

Fudypatootie  (Level: 207.0 - Posts: 1302)
Tue, 9th Jun '09 12:19 PM

Beverly, I think this is another case of Candidate Obama vs. President Obama. He made promises during his campaign that won the hearts of many groups, but now that he's president, he's finding out that it isn't so easy to do some of these things. That's not in any way a jab at him, it's just the reality. Being on the inside and knowing all the red tape involved, the years of doing things a certain way, the resistance inside agencies, even the security information (in the case of Gitmo and others) has an impact on how quickly a campaign promise can come to fruition, if ever.

I'm with Jan, though, why is it ever the business of the government what someone's sex life is?

Collioure  (Level: 115.4 - Posts: 9952)
Tue, 9th Jun '09 12:48 PM

Pardon me, I'm hardly anti-gay, but this is a matter for the courts and the military - and both have spoken.

Case closed.

Tsk9653  (Level: 113.2 - Posts: 1466)
Tue, 9th Jun '09 5:03 PM


Policies are changed all of the time. Of course, gays should continue to advocate for equal rights, including the right not to be subjected to exclusion from the military due to their sexual preference. If the courts -- even the Supreme Court -- ruling on something put an end to an issue, this country would be a very different place, indeed. For instance, separate but equal would still be the law of the land.

Collioure  (Level: 115.4 - Posts: 9952)
Tue, 9th Jun '09 5:17 PM

TSK, there are apparently other cases in the pipeline, but this one is closed.

A matter for the courts and the military.

Bobolicios  (Level: 119.6 - Posts: 1745)
Tue, 9th Jun '09 5:25 PM

You do know Andy, Tsk is a lawyer or do you have more legal expertise as well as all your other attributes.

Collioure  (Level: 115.4 - Posts: 9952)
Tue, 9th Jun '09 5:31 PM

Bobo, it's a matter for the courts and the military.

If Obama wants the military to take a different posture in these matters, he can overrule his military but so far he has been reluctant to do so.

Mitchy  (Level: 136.0 - Posts: 964)
Tue, 9th Jun '09 7:50 PM

Knock it off already!

There are more important things in life to focus on than this.............. Good gawd man!

Michelle aka Mitchy

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