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DADT repeal bill blocked

Discussion in 'The Political World' started by GabrielWithoutWings, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. GabrielWithoutWings

    GabrielWithoutWings New Member

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    Sucks, but I can't say I'm surprised.
     
  2. Tarheeler

    Tarheeler Argumentative Curmudgeon Staff Member Premium Member

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    You mean the democrats attached it to a bill and tried to ram it through, and the republicans held true to their bigotry and didn't go for it?

    Wow. Politics as usual is alive and well here in the ol' US of A.
     
  3. Smoke

    Smoke Done here.

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    Obama saw to it months ago that the bill wouldn't have any teeth, anyway. There are plenty of bigots on both sides of the aisle.
     
  4. Tarheeler

    Tarheeler Argumentative Curmudgeon Staff Member Premium Member

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    Yep. Politics as usual.
     
  5. MysticSang'ha

    MysticSang'ha Big Squishy Hugger Staff Member Premium Member

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    Ugh. Somebody give me permission to go punch Washington, DC in the face. :mad:
     
  6. tumbleweed41

    tumbleweed41 Resident Liberal Hippie Staff Member

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    Filibastards.

    Obama needs to put on his Big Boy pants and repeal it with an Executive Order.
    You know, just like Clinton did when he implemented DADT in the first place.
     
  7. Requia

    Requia New Member

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    Got to love that 41% supermajority the Republicans have.
     
  8. Kathryn

    Kathryn Most Spoiled Woman Ever

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    LOL true dat. Will wonders never cease?

    Oh and the four democrats who voted against it didn't help "their" cause either. But at least they bucked "the establishment" - which is always interesting, regardless of how I feel about the particular issue.

    That being said, I am frankly amazed that DADT is even a policy at all - considering how STUPID the whole concept is. The very idea that gays and lesbians can't serve their country "as well as" heterosexuals - and be fully and openly integrated into our armed forces - is so ridiculous and IGNORANT that I can't believe ANY Senator can even discuss this with a straight face.

    Amazing. What very odd times we live in.
     
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  9. Tarheeler

    Tarheeler Argumentative Curmudgeon Staff Member Premium Member

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    I agree.

    Fittingly enough, I need to write a policy position paper on DADT this week.
     
  10. Mestemia

    Mestemia Advocatus Diaboli Premium Member

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  11. Rainbow Mage

    Rainbow Mage Dharma Learner

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    You know this is why I really hate both parties and our government. They think they get to decide who's entitled to rights or not, and apparently, being gay makes you somehow unable to serve in the military (not that I can see why a gay person would want to anyway).
     
  12. angellous_evangellous

    angellous_evangellous Pater Familias Staff Member Premium Member

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    What a shame.
     
  13. angellous_evangellous

    angellous_evangellous Pater Familias Staff Member Premium Member

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  14. Mestemia

    Mestemia Advocatus Diaboli Premium Member

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    I don't follow.
     
  15. angellous_evangellous

    angellous_evangellous Pater Familias Staff Member Premium Member

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    The story was written two months ago - 12/18/10.
     
  16. Mestemia

    Mestemia Advocatus Diaboli Premium Member

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    The story was written about 40-45 minutes before I posted it.

    Again, what is your point?
     
  17. angellous_evangellous

    angellous_evangellous Pater Familias Staff Member Premium Member

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    My point should be obvious:

    Is it December?
     
  18. Mestemia

    Mestemia Advocatus Diaboli Premium Member

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    It was when I posted the link.
    Seeing as I posted the link 40-45 minutes AFTER the linked article was published, I fail to understand what you are getting at.
     
  19. angellous_evangellous

    angellous_evangellous Pater Familias Staff Member Premium Member

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    The article is irrelevant.
     
  20. Mestemia

    Mestemia Advocatus Diaboli Premium Member

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