DADT and the Wall of Whoop

DADT has been studied more than cancer, but the data is finally in. A vast majority of the soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines said, “big whoop”. The Secretary of Defense and many senior commanders have said – as they have for quite some time – “big whoop”. And the public, which the Tea Baggers and Republicans claim gave them an overwhelmingly clear mandate to do whatever they wanted screamed, “big whoop!” The Republican caucus, a minority of military commanders, and most notably Lindsey “Rentboy” Graham and the world’s most petulant child, John McThuselah, have said, “Not so fast. There’ll be no whooping in my military.”

On this issue – come to think of it, on most issues – McCain has been a major pain in the tuchus. He whined because the 17 gazillion studies that have been done since DADT was enacted just weren’t thorough enough, if by thorough you mean agreed with him. He said he’d gladly go along with repeal once the troops on the ground said, “big whoop”. Not unexpectedly, when confronted by the troops’ Wall of Whoop, his response is, “Whaaaaaaaa! I don’t wanna!”

McCain: Formally Admiral Crybaby
How the hell did such a crybaby survive being a POW? “Wahhh! I want more gruel. Whaaaa! I’m hot, and cold, and hot. Whaaaa! You waterboarded me with a neti pot instead of a towel and bucket. What kind of enhanced interrogator are you?!”

Look, almost every military on Earth, except perhaps Pope Ratzzie’s Swiss Guard, accepts gay people. And like the old saw about masturbation (with apologies to Christine O’Donnell), those that think there are none already there are lying. So far as I know, there has never been a military failure attributable to sexual orientation unless you count drumming out qualified and critically needed translators at just the time we needed them most.

Way to fight the War of Error there Boehner Bitches.

There have been no instances of soldiers running out of the shower tent directly into the groping hands of a TSA agent because someone looked at their junk. Even little old ladies from Pasadena waited until someone took x-rays of their desiccated old vajayjays followed by the most embarrassing crotch grab in history to complain.

AAAAAHHHHH! Look, It’s a Dick
Are you saying that accidentally looking at an underwhelming, soap-lathered dick will cause a top notch military to take up arms and resist the legal orders of Congress and the President – who ought to stop pussyfooting (no pun intended) around and issue? If you do, are you not saying, “These colors never run!” but, “These colors will always run from a comrade they never even knew was gay before they were allowed to ask”? You’re not describing a world class military; you’re describing an extremely well-armed gaggle of unpatriotic, cowardly traitors.”

As a veteran, I for one am as insulted as those in uniform should be.

John Boy, Graham Cracker, Boehner Boys, Senate Leader Yertle, stop turning an issue with as much import to the country as your last 27 anti-flag burning amendments into a holy crusade that allows you to stomp your little wingtips and whine whenever the Democrats’ chiropractor accidentally finds a spine.

I believe you’ve been bragging about that massive mandate you got from the public. A public, BTW, that rates you several points below your craven Democratic colleagues and that sorry excuse for a President across the aisle. Quitcher bitchin’ and do as the vast majority of voters have commanded.

Your behavior is just so, um, gay (apologies to the LGBT community for the insult).

Cross posted at The Omnipotent Poobah Speaks!

 

 

UPDATED! Senate passes hate crime bill protecting gays and transgendered

I am not sure this will even be considered a diary, but I am happy to see the following:

"The Senate on Thursday approved the most sweeping expansion of federal hate crimes law since Congress responded four decades ago to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

The legislation, backed by President Barack Obama, would extend federal protections granted under the 1968 hate crimes law to cover those physically attacked because of their gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability."

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/arti cle/ALeqM5hmxKiiSIsM-k7nX2yECb7kGw1qhwD9 9FUN7G0

This is the first time, to my mind, a piece of major legislation has passed the federal level to protect the rights of gay, lesbian and transgender communities. We should all think the Congress for doing this. We should also tell the White House we will be elated to see President Obama sign the bill.

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Execution of gays in Iraq continues unabated- UPDATE: Call for violence to end

The U.N., and now with the U.S. support, has previously tried to address in a non-binding resolution the issue of the criminalization of homosexuality. It was not so long ago that gays where (as of 2003) were subject to jailing. However, these issues are imprisonment and murder continue unabated abroad.

One country of particular concern is Iraq. My concern is that we are involved with the country in many ways yet this issue remains unaddressed.

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Gay Men and Women to be Executed in Iraq

So, for the last six years, we have poured out in Iraq our national treasure, including the tax dollars of gay men and women, their families, and their friends for what? It would seem that we have done so to assist the Iraqi government execute Iraqi gay men and women. Reports say that many gay persons are among the 128 persons awaiting execution in Iraq. These gay persons are to be executed for the "crime" of homosexuality and that Iraq intends to start these executions in "batches of 20" starting in this next week.

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Obama supports U.N. Resolution to Decriminalize Gays

Gone unnoticed was a non- binding U.N. resolution last month which would have advocated decriminalizing homosexuality in the member countries. Now, comes news that Obama plans to support the resolution:

http://www.hrcbackstory.org/2009/01/dr-s usan-rice-lends-support-to-condemning-lg bt-discrimination-among-un-member-countr ies.html

This resolution was particularly important because 6 countries in the world still engage in state based execution of gays.

WARNING (The following is an image of two gay teens being executed in Iran):

http://www.flickr.com/photos/50087332@N0 0/298265577

In other words, in countries like Iran, gays can still be executed for being gay. These executions also occur in Iraq:

http://iraqilgbtuk.blogspot.com/2007/04/ iraq-more-gay-executions.html

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