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Supporters of the repeal said it was long past time to abolish what they saw as an ill-advised practice that cost valuable personnel and forced troops to lie to serve their country.
If they are so concerned about those having to lie to serve our country, they ought to start with Congress where lying in service to your country is an art form.

“We righted a wrong,” said Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, the independent from Connecticut and a leader of the effort to end the ban. “Today we’ve done justice.”
No, you have wronged a right. Today, you have done an injustice.

1 posted on 12/18/2010 6:57:51 PM PST by lbryce
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Join the Army - test positive for AIDS/HIV - draw 100% disability for the rest of your miserable life.

If you don’t believe me check the VA regulations.


2 posted on 12/18/2010 7:02:20 PM PST by satan (Plumbing new depths of worthlessness on a daily basis.)
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65 of our elected representatives voted to destroy the United States military, disrespecting those that have served in harms way and those that have sacrificed for this Nation. If we do not vote each and every one of them out of power we deserve to lose this Nation.........


3 posted on 12/18/2010 7:03:44 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA
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"voted to strike down the ban on gay men and lesbians serving openly in the military"

vs

"the Senate approved and sent to President Obama a repeal of the Clinton-era law, known as “don’t ask, don’t tell,”

So which is it? Did they end the ban or did they repeal DADT?

Like the 13 month extension of unemployment that still has some fox news guests claiming the 99 weeks is now 155 weeks...there seems to be some confusion on what was actually done here.

4 posted on 12/18/2010 7:04:21 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be ustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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It’s called orientation for a reason. It’s under your control.


5 posted on 12/18/2010 7:04:51 PM PST by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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Prepare for a reactivation of the Selective Service System.The Only way the military is going to meet its manpower needs is with a Draft.That was Probably the plan all along.

I hope I’m wrong because I wouldn’t want my child going into that circus.


6 posted on 12/18/2010 7:05:31 PM PST by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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Well, the Military just had too many dedicated, senior NCO’s, you know, the ones who are going to retire now. We’ll be much better off with a bunch of Marine Gunnery Sergeants wearing skirts leading the attacks on the National Republican headquarters.


7 posted on 12/18/2010 7:07:06 PM PST by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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This will effectively decimate the U.S. Military. Honorable men will not want to live with sodomites who view them as easily-accessible prey.


8 posted on 12/18/2010 7:07:13 PM PST by backwoods-engineer (Onward to the battle royal!)
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In anticipation of the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, in 2007, the Pentagon prepared a list of new or reinterpreted nomenclature and practices familiar to many older veterans. The gay EM who supplied Wikileaks sent us a copy just before his arrest. Some of the more interesting items are below.

All marching commands ending in “March” will now end in either “MINCE” or “SWISH,” at the option of the individual issuing the command;

The command “Right dress right,” will be replaced with “Right strapless evening gown, allrighty;”

Due to the distinct possibility that it may be misinterpreted, the command “To the Rear March” will be replaced with “OK, Fellas, Turn Around;”

Marching cadences employing “Jodie” will now replace that archaic appellation with the more metro-sexually appropriate “Brucie:”

The humorous but now out-dated phrase “Drop your c**ks and grab your socks” is to be replaced with “Drop your c**ks and grab the fella’s over there;”

A “Junk on the bunk” inspection will now allow a soldier’s “junk” to actually be displayed on his bunk;

If it will not interfere with “his” duties, a “Latrine Queen” may wear a pair of high heel pumps if they are OD in color;

The rank of “Private” will be replaced with “Newby.”

For those still smoking, as it could lead to serious unit cohesion break-down, the phrase “Field strip that butt” will no longer be used.

As we did deeper into the documents we were provided, we will add other changes.

PS: A bonus INVESTMENT TIP: Buy shares in firms that manufacture SOAP-ON-A-ROPE!


9 posted on 12/18/2010 7:07:46 PM PST by Dick Bachert
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It’s painful to see the destruction of this country by “elected” officials. No quarter must be given to all the bastards that voted for this repeal. Any rino that tries to justify this kind of crap must be run out of the party. We start with the scum rinos that voted with the rest of the traitors in the rat party!


10 posted on 12/18/2010 7:08:18 PM PST by ABQHispConservative (Fire all the damn rino!)
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Why isn’t anyone talking about the possibility/probability of overturning it in the House when our new folks get in there in January?


11 posted on 12/18/2010 7:12:22 PM PST by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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>> “We righted a wrong,” said Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, the independent from Connecticut and a leader of the effort to end the ban. “Today we’ve done justice.” <<

I wonder what happened to all those freepers who proudly donated to Al Gore's running mate and boosted about it on FR. We never hear from them anymore. How are the donations to the "Independent" workin' out for them? Conrad Burns, Jim Talent, and George Allen sure could have used that money instead of the socialist they helped elect.

12 posted on 12/18/2010 7:17:56 PM PST by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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Did any Republicans vote for this?


13 posted on 12/18/2010 7:18:44 PM PST by PetroniusMaximus
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Make no mistake, this was a vote that codified, and etched in stone, the now unstoppable American decline. America is finished.


14 posted on 12/18/2010 7:20:10 PM PST by Obadiah (BHO -- out the door in 4!)
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GODs Watching


17 posted on 12/18/2010 7:23:49 PM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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Thing that gets me is that most work in America is “at will” employment.

So if you wander in to work and brag about your sexual conquests or openly discuss your sexual proclivities, you can be fired! No recourse!

So why should the armed forces not be able to set their standards?

Once again, this is NOT about equal rights. It is about THE GAY AGENDA which is to FORCE US TO BELIEVE that what they do is normal and acceptable.

It is not normal. And they themselves know that. That’s why they are trying so hard to get acceptance from us. THEY KNOW IT’S NOT NORMAL!!!


18 posted on 12/18/2010 7:24:56 PM PST by djf (Touch my junk and I'll break yur mug!!!)
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It is unlikely that the new Congress will be able to re-institute DADT anytime soon. So, in the spirit of helpfulness, I have some amendments I would like to see Congress pass.

1. All males who have openly declared themselves to be homosexuals shall report for HIV screening each year on the anniversary date of enlistment. Failure to report shall result in a reduction of one rank and 50% of pay for each month the member fails to report.

2. All females who have openly declared themselves to be lesbians shall report for psychological counseling each year on the anniversary date of enlistment. Failure to report shall result in a reduction of one rank and 50% of pay for each month the member fails to report.

3. Any enlisted member who receives unwanted sexual advances from another enlisted member of the same sex who has openly declared themself to be homosexual or lesbian shall have the absolute right to file a complaint directly to the senior enlisted member of the command. If there is a true finding of the unwanted sexual advance, the person found guilty shall receive a bad conduct discharge and loss of benefits. Failure to adequately investigate allegations of unwanted same sex advances shall result in a reduction of one rank and pay reduction of 50% for one year to the senior enlisted member who is responsible for conducting the investigation.

4. Any officer who receives unwanted sexual advances from another officer who has openly declared themself to be either gay or lesbian shall have the absolute right to file a complaint directly to the senior officer of the command. If there is a true finding of the unwanted sexual advance, the person found guilty shall receive a bad conduct discharge and loss of benefits. Failure to adequately investigate unwanted same sex advances shall result in reduction of one rank and 50% reduction in pay for one year for the officer who is responsible for conducting the investigation.

5. Anyone who retaliates against a service member who files a same sex complaint shall be punished by courts martial.

The libs just love sexual harassment complaints. Let's see if they love THESE types of complaints.

20 posted on 12/18/2010 7:28:36 PM PST by Enterprise (TSA - The Silly Agency)
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Make them wear a pink beret.


22 posted on 12/18/2010 7:32:50 PM PST by Paladin2
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HR2965 Bill renamed "Don't Ask Don't Tell"

New Text here __ http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d111:HR02965:

Grouped By Vote Position

YEAs ---65
Akaka (D-HI)
Baucus (D-MT)
Bayh (D-IN)
Begich (D-AK)
Bennet (D-CO)
Bingaman (D-NM)
Boxer (D-CA)
Brown (D-OH)
Brown (R-MA)
Burr (R-NC)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Collins (R-ME)
Conrad (D-ND)
Coons (D-DE)
Dodd (D-CT)
Dorgan (D-ND)
Durbin (D-IL)
Ensign (R-NV)
Feingold (D-WI)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Franken (D-MN)
Gillibrand (D-NY)
Hagan (D-NC)
Harkin (D-IA)
Inouye (D-HI)
Johnson (D-SD)
Kerry (D-MA)
Kirk (R-IL)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Kohl (D-WI)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Leahy (D-VT)
Levin (D-MI)
Lieberman (ID-CT)
Lincoln (D-AR)
McCaskill (D-MO)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Merkley (D-OR)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-FL)
Nelson (D-NE)
Pryor (D-AR)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Sanders (I-VT)
Schumer (D-NY)
Shaheen (D-NH)
Snowe (R-ME)
Specter (D-PA)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Tester (D-MT)
Udall (D-CO)
Udall (D-NM)
Voinovich (R-OH)
Warner (D-VA)
Webb (D-VA)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Wyden (D-OR)
NAYs ---31
Alexander (R-TN)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Bennett (R-UT)
Bond (R-MO)
Brownback (R-KS)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID)
DeMint (R-SC)
Enzi (R-WY)
Graham (R-SC)
Grassley (R-IA)
Hutchison (R-TX)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johanns (R-NE)
Kyl (R-AZ)
LeMieux (R-FL)
Lugar (R-IN)
McCain (R-AZ)
McConnell (R-KY)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Thune (R-SD)
Vitter (R-LA)
Wicker (R-MS)
Not Voting - 4
Bunning (R-KY)
Gregg (R-NH)
Hatch (R-UT)
Manchin (D-WV)

25 posted on 12/18/2010 7:38:06 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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HR2965 Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

As passed by Senate

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d111:HR02965:


27 posted on 12/18/2010 7:39:34 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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Republicans (term used loosely) voting for DADT
Brown (R-MA)
Burr (R-NC)
Collins (R-ME)
Ensign (R-NV)
Kirk (R-IL)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Snowe (R-ME)
Voinovich (R-OH)

Republicans Not Voting:

Bunning (R-KY)
Gregg (R-NH)
Hatch (R-UT)

30 posted on 12/18/2010 7:47:15 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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