Friday, May 28, 2010

DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL . . . . .

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House Votes to Permit Repeal of Ban on Gays in Military

The House voted to let the Defense Department repeal the ban
on gay and bisexual people from serving openly in the
military, a major step toward dismantling the 1993 law widely
known as "don't ask, don't tell."

Separately, the Senate Armed Services Committee voted earlier
on Thursday to repeal the ban.

Read More:
http://www.nytimes.com?emc=na

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6 comments:

Tim said...

Justin, This is not really a repeal. It's a compromise and it may NEVER happen. We are hoping it will but we wont know till sometime in December of this year.

Gary Kelly said...

For the life of me I can't understand why people are so hung up on sexuality. The most sensible thing anyone has ever said to me about the subject was said by a woman I know in Ohio. When she commented on sexuality in general, and certain aspects of sex in particular, she said, "It's only sex."

Yeah, it's only sex. Why the hell does everyone get so uptight about it?

IT'S ONLY SEX.

Repeat that line 1000 times.

IT'S ONLY SEX.

Gary Kelly said...

Not sure if this is appropriate but I was moved by an image I saw recently that showed a soldier weeping on the shoulder of his comrade. So I searched the net and put a collection of images to Beethoven's Fur Elise.

http://www.youtube.com/user/garykelly1944#p/u/0/MkKwjBb_iHE

JustinO'Shea said...

Ooooh damn! That is a tough one! It gave me a pain in the gut and made me cry!

Is that feminine? My 'feminine side' coming OUT? Who says "real" men don't cry? Show me one who doesn't and I'll show you a repressed guy. . . .seriously repressed.

Besides, who cares? It's me! War crap makes me feel ill and so sad. Being able to share the human angst deepens our humanity. . . just as JOY makes the world a happier place, starting right in my own skin!

justin

Gary Kelly said...

And here's the paradox... if the whole world cried more, it would be a happier place.

Jabacue said...

Nicely put you guys! Yeah, let's all start crying our heads off!