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Senate clears way for 'don't ask don't tell' repeal
http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/blogs/beltway-confidential/2010/12/senate-clears-way-dont-ask-dont-tell-repeal#ixzz18U6wkthW ^

Posted on 12/18/2010 9:33:26 AM PST by RatherBiased.com

The Senate has just voted to end debate on a bill that would lift the ban on gays serving openly in the military, essentially clearing the measure for passage and signature by the president.

Lawmakers voted 63 to 33 to end debate on the current policy, put in place by former president Bill Clinton, informally known as "don't ask don't tell."

The Senate could vote on final passage of the measure as early as today but it will most likely happen on Sunday or Monday.

"We are on the verge of ending 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' for good," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said after the vote "This is one of those moments in our history when we stepped up and squared our policies with the values this nation was founded upon."

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1 posted on 12/18/2010 9:33:28 AM PST by RatherBiased.com
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To: RatherBiased.com

I am opposed to profanity on this board - so there is nothing I have to say at the present moment.


2 posted on 12/18/2010 9:35:22 AM PST by don-o (Wait. What?)
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To: RatherBiased.com

>> “This is one of those moments in our history when we stepped up and squared our policies with the values this nation was founded upon.”

Which value is that? Sodomy or just good fashion sense?


3 posted on 12/18/2010 9:37:02 AM PST by Bryanw92 (Obama is like a rocket scientist....who's trying to do brain surgery with a hammer.)
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To: RatherBiased.com
Soon the uniforms will be modified accordingly.

Over the hill boy's, lets lets flank 'em and surprise 'em from the rear!

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4 posted on 12/18/2010 9:37:08 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: RatherBiased.com

..squared our policies with the values this nation was founded upon.”

Sooo..the signers of the DOI were gay?


5 posted on 12/18/2010 9:37:55 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: RatherBiased.com

This will destroy the US military, just as it has destroyed the Israeli, UK, Australian, Canadian and Germnan armed forces.


6 posted on 12/18/2010 9:38:54 AM PST by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: RatherBiased.com
So now that this has passed, I think they should make separate platoons of only openly homosexuals. This should be the first platoon in, as no one else would want to be in front of them.

Also, their uniforms should be as flamboyant as possible, for as Robin Williams said, "If you are going to clash, then clash".

7 posted on 12/18/2010 9:40:17 AM PST by kosciusko51
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To: RatherBiased.com

Unemployment is nearing 10%, the country is broke and and all Stinky Harry Reid can think about is homosexuals and illegal aliens. Weird.


8 posted on 12/18/2010 9:40:27 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Merry Christmas to all of my FReeper FRiends!)
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To: RatherBiased.com
Lawmakers voted 63 to 33 to [incorporate a Gay Military.]

The U.S. Senate is of lower character than any high-security US prison.

The utter demolition and incineration of the Republic and its institutions continues unabated thanks to ZERO supposed "checks & balances."

9 posted on 12/18/2010 9:40:47 AM PST by Conservative Tsunami
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To: RatherBiased.com

any assholes who supported this have been traitors and upheld the commie manifesto to any who say this is not big deal then get your head out of your ass as this now means they can say they can die for their country but cannot marry therefore they should be overturning DOMA, then it is the law recognized by the feds therefore teach it in schools and then make Revs etc marry them otherwise they are hate crimes

I will donate all my money now to any traitor to the military voted for this in the GOP


10 posted on 12/18/2010 9:40:58 AM PST by manc (FOX and the media never talk about the queer private who stole all the secrets do they? mmmmmm)
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To: RatherBiased.com

I knew this would happen. I’m slightly miffed, but not really outraged.


11 posted on 12/18/2010 9:41:32 AM PST by Lazamataz
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To: Alter Kaker
This will destroy the US military, just as it has destroyed the Israeli, UK, Australian, Canadian and Germnan armed forces.

While what you say may be true, I will continue to support our military as an institution. I see no other option.

12 posted on 12/18/2010 9:41:56 AM PST by Walts Ice Pick
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To: Alter Kaker

Ah yes, the plantiff whine of the globalist ... ‘America should be just like the rest of the degenerating world.’ Are your kneepads a bit too tight, cutting off circulation to your brain?


13 posted on 12/18/2010 9:42:04 AM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: RatherBiased.com

any assholes who supported this have been traitors and upheld the commie manifesto to any who say this is not big deal then get your head out of your ass as this now means they can say they can die for their country but cannot marry therefore they should be overturning DOMA, then it is the law recognized by the feds therefore teach it in schools and then make Revs etc marry them otherwise they are hate crimes

I will donate all my money now to any traitor to the military voted for this in the GOP


14 posted on 12/18/2010 9:42:11 AM PST by manc (FOX and the media never talk about the queer private who stole all the secrets do they? mmmmmm)
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Marine Commandant General James Amos has stated several times that openly practicing homosexualism will kill Marines.

Any senator voting in support of DADT is knowingly and quite purposefully destroying and weakening America's military and is willfully contributing to the murder of Marines.

Names and States of any senator which vote in support of legislation to repeal DADT should be make public.


15 posted on 12/18/2010 9:43:18 AM PST by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: kosciusko51

and to think of the new opportunities for mottos and songs songs

Off we go with the wild blue flaunters pinkies high into the sky...


16 posted on 12/18/2010 9:43:33 AM PST by Breto (never accept the premise)
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To: Bryanw92

Dear Senator:

Before you vote on “Don’t Ask – Don’t Tell” you should be able to clearly answer the following:

“What does it mean to be openly gay in the military?”

By voting to repeal, it can probably be assumed that you are condoning consenting sexual encounters in the shower or the barracks.

It means that the gay lifestyle language and physical mannerisms may be displayed while in uniform and that ‘flippy’ salutes must be tolerated.

It means that cross dressing on off duty hours is acceptable when visiting social establishments on post.

And surely it means that any objection to the above will be met with instant litigation and possible charges brought against those in command.

Why else would this bill be necessary?

Senator, please explain to the American public how these possibilities may be addressed before you help democrats pass this ridiculous law.


17 posted on 12/18/2010 9:43:52 AM PST by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: don-o

If Reid is lucky, sometime in his life he’ll advance upward to merely have the description of ‘suck’.


18 posted on 12/18/2010 9:44:22 AM PST by JPG (Sarah dedicated her new book to Trig: "I'm glad you're here.")
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To: RatherBiased.com
"We are on the verge of ending 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' for good," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said after the vote "This is one of those moments in our history when we stepped up and squared our policies with the values this nation was founded upon."

First, DADT is not dead. The Congress can come back and address it next year.

Second, sorry Dingy, our precious country was not founded on queers and fagots.

I suspect ending DADT will have a profoundly negative affect on our military.

19 posted on 12/18/2010 9:44:40 AM PST by upchuck (When excerpting please use the entire 300 words we are allowed. No more one or two sentence posts!)
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To: RatherBiased.com
"Without this I would not be voting to repeal this," Webb said, holding up the report.

To start off with, we need a list of Republicans who voted for this. They all have to go.

Then we go after the Blue Dog Democrats, who pretend to be so very moral--except when they vote.

Then I now think it's confirmed that we have to get rid of the Senate leaders. They are failing in their leadership duties again, unless they told all the RINOs who voted for this that they would lose all their committee appointments. He's never done that before, so I seriously doubt whether he did it this time, either. I presume that means John Kyl, among others.

20 posted on 12/18/2010 9:44:49 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: RatherBiased.com

As I posted on another thread, I’ll no longer advise young people to sign up. I’m sure there are many others who feel the same. The military can troll for their new recruits in the gay bars.


21 posted on 12/18/2010 9:44:49 AM PST by Carismar
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To: manc
I will donate all my money now to any traitor to the military voted for this in the GOP

Please revise and extend your remark of above to be clear.

22 posted on 12/18/2010 9:44:53 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Bless and Protect Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Lazamataz

Why would they block the DREAM act, but press on for the gays? Is it possible that the gays have more power than we ever imagined? I want to see the list of the R’s who bent over for this.


23 posted on 12/18/2010 9:45:06 AM PST by don-o (Wait. What?)
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To: RatherBiased.com

so what is the policy now? ask and do tell?


24 posted on 12/18/2010 9:45:15 AM PST by woofie
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To: RatherBiased.com

One of the worst things they could do


25 posted on 12/18/2010 9:45:17 AM PST by tutstar
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To: Walts Ice Pick

Interesting, the Military as an Institution has just been co-opted, should we continue to pour hundreds of billions into it?

As for the political issue, watch, the “real” vote will be 51-49 with the scum GOPers who voted for this motion to come to a vote then voting against it so they can proclaim “I did not support it”.


26 posted on 12/18/2010 9:45:32 AM PST by padre35 (You shall not ignore the laws of God, the Market, the Jungle, and Reciprocity Rm10.10)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Democrats= party of perversion and communism. Now making the US a nation not worth fighting for.


27 posted on 12/18/2010 9:45:43 AM PST by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: pyx

Kinda gives new meaning to never leaving your buddies behind......


28 posted on 12/18/2010 9:46:49 AM PST by Breto (never accept the premise)
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To: RatherBiased.com
DADTShow
29 posted on 12/18/2010 9:46:53 AM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: don-o

Gays have more money than Latinos.


30 posted on 12/18/2010 9:46:53 AM PST by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: Carismar

our finest do deserve better, than having to troll gay bars.


31 posted on 12/18/2010 9:46:54 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Bless and Protect Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: upchuck
First, DADT is not dead. The Congress can come back and address it next year.

Is there any way they can reverse it? It would require passage of a new bill, and Obama would veto it for sure.

So I think we're stuck with it for two years, at least.

32 posted on 12/18/2010 9:46:55 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: MHGinTN

isn’t it funny to see social libs on this board?

that poster digs race baiting too...small wonder eh?


33 posted on 12/18/2010 9:47:23 AM PST by wardaddy ("Out Here" by Josh Thompson pretty much says it all to those who will never understand anyhow)
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To: Cicero
To start off with, we need a list of Republicans who voted for this. They all have to go.

Yes, we're taking names today. I heard there were four. My guess would be the Maine sisters (Snowe and Collins), Brown, and Kirk.

34 posted on 12/18/2010 9:48:26 AM PST by Charles Henrickson (2012 is coming.)
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To: Baynative

This isn’t about gays or rights. This is the liberal agenda telling regular Americans that our value system of family, God, country, and hard work is outdated and must be abolished in favor of the new. The fact that we can’t stop it and our congresspeople are ignoring our demands as well as common sense is the evidence that something very evil and rotten has infected us as a nation.


35 posted on 12/18/2010 9:48:49 AM PST by Bryanw92 (Obama is like a rocket scientist....who's trying to do brain surgery with a hammer.)
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To: Carismar

Wrong, imo. Spoken from a Dad of a Marine. Open gays are going to find a hard road to travel. Ultimately, they will learn the truth of the adage “Be careful what you ask for.”

They (the homos) have not thought this all the way out.


36 posted on 12/18/2010 9:48:52 AM PST by don-o (Wait. What?)
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To: RatherBiased.com

I can image now the gay pride parades on military bases.


37 posted on 12/18/2010 9:49:30 AM PST by balls (Enough of the politically correct "progressive" label, they are LIBERALS!)
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To: wardaddy

Jim Thompson wouldn’t stand for it! But then, Jim Thompson is da MAN!


38 posted on 12/18/2010 9:49:37 AM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: Alter Kaker
This will destroy the US military, just as it has destroyed the Israeli, UK, Australian, Canadian and Germnan armed forces.

You are a useful idiot.

39 posted on 12/18/2010 9:49:49 AM PST by DBeers (†)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Time for a BIG tea party.


40 posted on 12/18/2010 9:50:17 AM PST by Benchim
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To: Clemenza
Gays have more money than Latinos.

And perhaps more dirt on the rascals in the Congress?

41 posted on 12/18/2010 9:50:26 AM PST by don-o (Wait. What?)
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To: Carismar

Well, there goes the shelf price for Vaseline petroleum jelly over at every AAFES worldwide!


42 posted on 12/18/2010 9:51:20 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (**George W Bush** bears as much responsibility as CARTER, CLINTON and OBAMA over N. Korean nukes)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Unemployment is nearing 10%, the country is broke and and all Stinky Harry Reid can think about is homosexuals and illegal aliens. Weird.

Great point.

WHY is a Queer Military a priority-issue at all for the US Senate?

I wish I could blame Reid alone, but 62 other treasonous, treacherous Senate-slime also deemed this Priority #1.

Folks, there are clearly forces behind the scenes sabotages the Republic. If something's not done soon, the Senate is apt to vote change the American Flag to this:

NOT the intention of the Founders. OR the US Military. OR of the citizenry of this Republic.

43 posted on 12/18/2010 9:51:20 AM PST by Conservative Tsunami
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To: Carismar

Well, there goes the shelf price for Vaseline petroleum jelly over at every AAFES worldwide!


44 posted on 12/18/2010 9:51:20 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (**George W Bush** bears as much responsibility as CARTER, CLINTON and OBAMA over N. Korean nukes)
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To: Carismar

Well, there goes the shelf price for Vaseline petroleum jelly over at every AAFES worldwide!


45 posted on 12/18/2010 9:51:20 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (**George W Bush** bears as much responsibility as CARTER, CLINTON and OBAMA over N. Korean nukes)
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To: Carismar

Well, there goes the shelf price for Vaseline petroleum jelly over at every AAFES worldwide!


46 posted on 12/18/2010 9:51:25 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (**George W Bush** bears as much responsibility as CARTER, CLINTON and OBAMA over N. Korean nukes)
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To: Bryanw92

Well and truly written! ... And just watch the progressives infecting FR try to spin it now ...


47 posted on 12/18/2010 9:51:36 AM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: RatherBiased.com
This pretty much sums up how I feel about these atheistic idiots trying to tear down America and rebuild it in their evil image.


48 posted on 12/18/2010 9:51:40 AM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (Leftys who zone in on Palin miss the point. America's not about single figures. That's for NK/Cuba.)
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To: Bryanw92

The end game is the deconstruction of the military. The left is using the gay issue as a tool just as they use the environment as a tool, race as a tool, gender as a tool, children as a tool, food as a tool ...


49 posted on 12/18/2010 9:53:12 AM PST by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: All

One look at Fairy Reid tells you he is a FAG.


50 posted on 12/18/2010 9:53:21 AM PST by troy McClure
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