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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

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    Just a reminder Bill Clinton signed it and a Democrat Congress passed it. It has been in place for 17 years. When it is repealed my bet is you are going to see a lot of retirements in the military. This is an all volunteer military that if someone doesn't like the rules, then don't enlist. Guess I don't see the injustice in this all volunteer military, but you would have a point if there was a draft.
    Well you can't just quit when you want, you do have to serve out your contract.

    My prediction, as someone who's more closely tied to the military than I want to be right now, is that there will be a lot of hooplah (found some!) in the military for about 2.5 days. Until they realize that no one's coming out! I mean really, would you? From there, attitudes will slowly (I'm talking decades) change so that a homosexual could come out if they wished too, but that doesn't really seem to be the type that is attracted to military service. You're not going to get a lot of Jacks (a la Will and Grace) signing up for the Marine Corps.

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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

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    What did they filibuster? Too bad they didn't filibuster the Stimulus and Healthcare for if they did they would have not won as big in Nov. I see a lot of claims but tell me what they prevented from becoming law?
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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

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    @apdst: Yes, some of which are gay and shouldn't have to hide that fact to do so.
    There's no need for them to shove it down peoples's throats, either. No point whatsoever.

    But, all them homohpobes have to be made to accept it, whether they like it, or not.

    At the end of the day, that's really what it's all about.
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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

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    There's no need for them to shove it down peoples's throats, either.
    Interesting choice of metaphors.
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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    Looks like a pretty good list to me and a list that the American people don't support. Notice that some of those are well after the November election and those before are after the damage had been done. What did they filibuster before the election that would have created jobs for the 4 million people who lost their jobs and cut the 3 trillion he added to the debt?

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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    Was this a Freudian slip?
    Probably was on your part.
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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelzie View Post
    Well you can't just quit when you want, you do have to serve out your contract.

    My prediction, as someone who's more closely tied to the military than I want to be right now, is that there will be a lot of hooplah (found some!) in the military for about 2.5 days. Until they realize that no one's coming out! I mean really, would you? From there, attitudes will slowly (I'm talking decades) change so that a homosexual could come out if they wished too, but that doesn't really seem to be the type that is attracted to military service. You're not going to get a lot of Jacks (a la Will and Grace) signing up for the Marine Corps.

    There was much, much worse opinions about integrating blacks and it ended up just fine after an adjustment period.
    LOL, 2.5 days may be stretching it. I've always viewed this issue as a lot of "to do" for naught. Some seem to believe that the repeal would act as some sort of "Recruitment Campaign" to attract more openly gay volunteers for military service. Something tells me, from my own personal experiences in military service, that this will likely not be the outcome.
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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Looks like a pretty good list to me and a list that the American people don't support. Notice that some of those are well after the November election and those before are after the damage had been done. What did they filibuster before the election that would have created jobs for the 4 million people who lost their jobs and cut the 3 trillion he added to the debt?
    This thread is about DADT. Openly gay soldiers who are discharged will be unemployed.
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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

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    Probably was on your part.
    Interesting choice of metaphors. Why did you choose that imagery?
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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    filibustering bagged us a bonanza---most house seats since 1938, 6 senators, 10 gubs, 21 state leg's and 695 reps, most in modern history

    it's cuz the president's always on the wrong side

    of the american people

    do you follow what corpulent chris christie is doing in and to the garden state?

    even tho both houses in trenton are owned by blues, the beefy boss bullies his way thru

    it's cuz he has THE PEOPLE behind him

    and THAT's how you lead

    even with HUGE MAJORITES in BOTH HOUSES bonehead obama couldn't get his PUBLIC OPTION

    nor his GITMO, nor his CAP AND TRADE, nor his DADT, nor his DREAM, nor his START...

    as a matter of fact, the longer he's been in the white house the more he's LOST

    it's cuz he's on the wrong side---of mom and pop

    did you see him CAVE on the bush TAX CUTS FOR THE RICH?

    kicking and screaming, smoke spewing from those overlarge lobes?

    they're holding me HOSTAGE, he howls

    LOL!

    BUBBA will tellya

    do you remember the time he tried to calm his kvetching caucus by cooing, "the difference between 1994 and now is YOU'VE GOT ME?"

    “The Big Difference” Between 2010 and 1994 “Is Me,” President Obama Says, Per Congressman - Political Punch

    how 'bout when he gave himself a B+ on oprah, A- when health care passes?

    Obama gives himself a B+ | Analysis & Opinion |

    how many states would he have to lose to get a C?

    what a joke

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