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    Senate and House pass DADT repeals

    The Senate Armed Services Committee and the House of Representatives have both voted with a strong majority to repeal the armed forces policy Dont Ask Dont Tell

    House votes to repeal 'Don't ask, don't tell' policy on gay service members - TheHill.com
    Senate Armed Services panel approves 'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal - TheHill.com

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    Re: Senate and House pass DADT repeals

    This is going to be vetoed by President Obama, because in the provision is pork for military jet engines that the military says it does not need.
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    Re: Senate and House pass DADT repeals

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    This is going to be vetoed by President Obama, because in the provision is pork for military jet engines that the military says it does not need.
    Correct, and possibly why this actually passed before the Pentagon study was finished. It gets them on the record as voting for the repeal, without it actually happening.

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    Re: Senate and House pass DADT repeals

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    This is going to be vetoed by President Obama, because in the provision is pork for military jet engines that the military says it does not need.
    Oh for ****'s sake there's always some jackass with a manufacturer in his district who needs some unrelated pork. Is this the F136 crap I've been hearing on conservative radio?

    It's a hilarious "announcement." Something about America being built on competition, and the government wants to end competition... for the Joint Strike Fighter engine. This extra competition could save money! Having two manufacturers is better! GE is being locked out of this vital defense contract! Paid for by GE

    edit: I see that it's part of the defense appropriations bill and isn't standalone. Makes more sense. Still. Pentagon doesn't want it, why give it to them?
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    Re: Senate and House pass DADT repeals

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    This is going to be vetoed by President Obama, because in the provision is pork for military jet engines that the military says it does not need.
    I'm hoping he wont veto it, it's an important enough issue that I think we need to address it now that we actually have the way for repeal clear. Even if it is bought and paid for.
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    Re: Senate and House pass DADT repeals

    this morning:

    the prez says he'll veto pelosi's product

    House passes defense policy bill - Jen DiMascio - POLITICO.com

    how do you spell used?

    in spanish?

    where's the president's "comprehensive immigration reform?"

    it's in the same coward's cubby hole as his don't ask don't tell

    remember his state of the union?

    he doesn't

    america has never seen a president make so many promises in a SOTU so quickly forgotten

    there was his bank tax, his debt commission, his spending freeze...

    his don't ask don't tell

    remember when he surprised everyone by announcing he was suddenly gonna drill, baby, drill

    another rumination for a thursday morning, apparently

    no stick-to-it-tive-ness

    ie, flighty

    the opposite of what's required from a leader

    gays and hispanics and african americans and youths have been so PLAYED by this plastic president

    oh, well

    party on, progressives

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