Yeah, posting has been light but what do you want from me? It’s the holidays! But I have to break radio silence for this. To all my Gay and Lesbian friends, may I say congratulations! Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is dead!
WASHINGTON — The Senate voted 65-31 on Saturday to end Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, defeating a 17-year policy of banning gay and lesbian service members from serving openly in the military. Six Republicans initially crossed the aisle to vote against the policy: Susan Collins (R-Maine), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), Scott Brown (R-Mass.), Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) and George Voinovich (R-Ohio).
“The important thing today is that 63 senators were on the right side of history,” Joe Solmonese, president of the Human Rights Campaign, told HuffPost after the first vote, adding he sees the bill as a “stepping stone to further advances for the gay and lesbian community.”
After what’s been a hard couple of months, this is clear win for the good guys.
The down side is if they bring back the draft, offering to blow the doctor doing the physical will not keep you out. On the up side, you may get a free dinner at a nice restaurant before you ship out.
And of course, watching John McCain go bitchcakes on the Senate floor is always a bonus.
Yeah, rave on McCain! Those men and woman lost their limbs to two ill advised wars. Not because they got distracted by a guy with half a stock in the shower.
And statistically speaking, one out of every seven of those gold stars you talked about belonged to a gay man or woman. Someone who for some reason thought that this country, despite being run by old men who hate them, might be worth dying for.
And men like you make that idea a sick joke.