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    Re: 'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal in doubt

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    Which one is the wife beater? Which one is white? Which one is black? Which one cheated on their taxes? Which one does community service? Which one is the bus driver?

    That picture couldn't be more vague or poorly thought out. Just because the "gay one" dies it doesn't mean that the identity you chose to identify him or her with is worthy of any more consideration than any other.
    You just proved my point and the point of the cartoon. It doesn't matter! And yet we have a law that says it does.

    Being gay doesn't hurt anyone, so why should it even be a factor?

    As long as they do their job then that is all that matters.
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    Re: 'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal in doubt

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    How do you spell W-I-S-E

    Times are a changing and you ain't got a veto.
    tell it to harry reid's senate

    tell it to barack hussein's doj

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    Re: 'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal in doubt

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    tell it to harry reid's senate

    tell it to barack hussein's doj
    How about to Bill Clinton who signed it?

    Do you really think you can make a partisan issue of something that was originally a compromise between the parties?

    The fact of the matter is that this is an embarrassment to this COUNTRY!

    The United States of America has made such an issue out of a nonissue that it is a great humiliation to see this continued to be enforced.

    Keep it up Prof. While nations all over the world have no problem integrating openly gay soldiers, we continue to hurt our military readiness and capabilities by continuing this policy. That is really something you should be proud of on all fronts.
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    Re: 'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal in doubt

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    How about to Bill Clinton who signed it?
    fine by me

    Do you really think you can make a partisan issue about of something that was originally a compromise between the parties?
    aint making squat, merely linking (ie, observing)

    The fact of the matter is that this is an embarrassment to this COUNTRY!
    i'm not in the least embarrassed

    the gay movement is FURIOUS at this administration for playing em, using em, stringing em along, abandoning em and betraying em

    again, that aint me, it's all in the links

    Keep it up Prof
    i will, thanks

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    Re: 'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal in doubt

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    i'm not in the least embarrassed
    Then you have my pity.

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    Re: 'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal in doubt

    it's not worth much

    either way, it's probably better spent on those aggrieved

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    Re: 'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal in doubt

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    ieither way, it's probably better spent on those aggrieved
    This entire country also now has my pity.

    I think we all deserve the best military we can get, and it's sad that people put politics ahead of that right.
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    Re: 'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal in doubt

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    This entire country also now has my pity.

    I think we all deserve the best military we can get, and it's sad that people put politics ahead of that right.

    I think this woman won her case today:

    Local News | What gay stigma in ranks? | Seattle Times Newspaper


    What gay stigma in ranks?

    Opening arguments began Monday in former Maj. Margaret Witt's challenge of her discharge from the Air Force because of her sexuality. Witt, a lesbian, who was a highly regarded military nurse, is suing to be reinstated.

    By Hal Bernton

    Seattle Times staff reporter

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    TACOMA In his years of service at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, retired Master Sgt. James Schaffer testified in federal court on Monday, gay and lesbian members of his Air Force Reserve unit bore no stigma.

    So in 2004, he was stunned to learn of an Air Force decision to suspend one member of his unit, Maj. Margaret Witt, for homosexual conduct that violated the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

    "I felt it was a dishonorable act on the part of the Air Force," Schaffer testified Monday as the leadoff witness in a U.S. District Court trial to determine whether Witt, who was eventually forced into retirement, should be reinstated with the 446th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron.

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    Re: 'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal in doubt

    She shouldn''t have to win anything. She was highly decorated and did her job well. The military made an issue out of her sexual orientation. It's another case of how ridiculous this is.

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    Re: 'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal in doubt

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    She shouldn''t have to win anything. She was highly decorated and did her job well. The military made an issue out of her sexual orientation. It's another case of how ridiculous this is.
    She won the case and rightfully so. I posted the story in braking news.

    Here is the link to the story:

    Judge: Reinstate Nurse Kicked Out Of Air Force Because Of Don't Ask, Don't Tell : The Two-Way : NPR

    I wonder how much this cost me as a tax payer because of homophobes?

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