Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
dadt's movement today, fyi:
we all saw yesterday the quite surprising development that saw reid surrender on the omnibus, removing the threat of hot warfare which would surely see dadt (and dream and start) held hostage
reid's removing that foul fight off his floor was sposed to clear the way
but today the party of no has found a new brouhaha---start
start passed procedurals wednesday with the exact 67 a treaty needs to be ratified
however, marverick mccain and limber lindsey graham, two of the 67, are this morning all a-moan
their hassle is harry's pushing dream and dadt up for passage saturday morning, or so reid says
it's all very political, bear with me
mccain and graham are trashing it thus: start is serious business, it deserves debate and airing, harry's hustling these openly political blueprints is, well:
you all know mccain“The talks are lines that if you were serious about foreign policy, we would focus on it in a serious way,” said Graham. “And the idea of having a debate on a major treaty regarding nuclear arms between now and Christmas and dealing with the 9/11 bill, the DREAM Act, repealing ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ with no amendments is inconsistent with that.”
but lindsey, who's sposed to be so limp wristed, was republican point man for 2 years on TWO of our nation's most hi profile politicals---energy and immigration
and the deliberate drawler dealt death to both, to the great satisfaction of lipton lovers everywhere
ie, i would not take the threats of these two men too lightly
it very well might be that harry (on behalf of whom) is gonna have to choose between his dadt and his start
by all accounts, dream is a dreary load
now, what's quite odd in all this is how obama has stated repeatedly that start is his top priority in the duck
it doesn't make sense, as that particular parlay with putin is easy pickings in the spring, boehner's house is not needed for ratification, republicans led by lugar are eager, all they demand is open air
but it is what it is, obama had his reasons
Momentum builds in Senate for 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal - Scott Wong - POLITICO.com
Republicans threaten to derail START - Shira Toeplitz - POLITICO.com
Last edited by The Prof; 12-17-10 at 06:59 PM.
I personally think that the DADT needs to be ammended, NOT appealed! If it does get completely appealed, there's going to be violence and diffraction within every area of the military.
Homosexuality is NOT that widely accepted within our society yet. Let's just keep it under the radar and act like we don't see the slip hanging, even if it IS hanging just a tad...
~ Knowledge is Power ~
I don't agree. Even 20 years ago you might have had a point about homosexuality being accepted, but I don't think you do today. Polling on the issue suggests strongly that gays are fairly well accepted these days.Homosexuality is NOT that widely accepted within our society yet. Let's just keep it under the radar and act like we don't see the slip hanging, even if it IS hanging just a tad...
As a society, we've made some improvement of note. However, we're still nowhere near the finishline. We're not even at the midpoint, yet.
Do you have any idea about the actual depths of ignorance concerning gender variance and sexual orientation within this country?
Not to mention the fact that many of our male youth join the military for confirmation of manhood, development of higher self-esteem, and improvement upon self-identity imagery.
Fewer enlistees will enlist due to fear of proximity with gays because as we all know, it easily rubs off!
~ Knowledge is Power ~
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)