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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to certify that gays can serve openly in the armed services
AP/Buffalo News ^ | 7/21/11

Posted on 07/21/2011 3:40:38 PM PDT by markomalley

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to certify that gays can serve openly in the armed services

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: antiamericanism; bho44; bhodod; bhohomosexualagenda; bhosecdef; change; culturewar; dadt; dontaskdonttell; gaystapotactics; homosexualagenda; identitypolitics; lavendermafia; panetta; socialrevolution; unconstitutional
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To: Huskrrrr

Oh yeah...If you are China, you are warming up the tanks and planes...


41 posted on 07/21/2011 6:17:47 PM PDT by Fedupwithit ("The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants" -Albert Camus)
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To: markomalley

The legislature should just go home since this administration doesn’t need them to pass/repeal laws anymore.


42 posted on 07/21/2011 6:24:24 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The liberal press applauded when the NY Times hacked Newt Gingrich's phone calls.)
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To: wagglebee

PING


43 posted on 07/21/2011 6:25:47 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The liberal press applauded when the NY Times hacked Newt Gingrich's phone calls.)
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To: markomalley
Of course they can. That's not the issue. The issue is whether or not it is wise policy to permit them to serve openly. In my opinion, it is not.
44 posted on 07/21/2011 6:32:37 PM PDT by Wolfstar ("If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his friend." Abraham Lincoln)
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To: hattend
Four more years and the draft will be debated to be reinstated.

Recruitment and retention rates are currently at record highs in all four branches of service.

45 posted on 07/21/2011 6:49:06 PM PDT by Gena Bukin
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To: markomalley

Damn that commie.


46 posted on 07/21/2011 6:57:45 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Mr. Weiner...Don' t Tweet your meat. It's too late to delete!)
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To: RC one; P-Marlowe

I agree with Marlowe. There is nothing in the US Constitution that says the Secretary of Defense has to obey orders from the president.

The SecDef is a civilian...he is not military.

Like Marlowe says, Obama can nominate a replacement for Panetta, which should indicate his services are no longer needed. I would take that as being fired, but getting into the weeds, the Constitution really doesn’t deal with relief from an appointment, with the possible exception of impeachment and “good behavior.”


47 posted on 07/21/2011 7:03:29 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True Supporters of our Troops PRAY for their VICTORY!)
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To: markomalley
FWIW, I will say this again. I think the number of homosexuals serving in the military will decrease over the next couple of years. The problem will be for the leftist freaks to decide on whether to ignore it or spin lies for it.
48 posted on 07/21/2011 7:03:50 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: markomalley
Heh, Article 125 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice says if they do it, they will be discharged.
49 posted on 07/21/2011 7:22:11 PM PDT by Traveler59 ( Truth is a journey, not a destination.)
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To: Michael Barnes

So did he get the “soap in a pillow case” treatment (i.e. Full Metal Jacket)?

I woulda been mighty pissed as well. You hold sacred what little privacy you got.


50 posted on 07/21/2011 7:25:37 PM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: markomalley

Military Bachelor Quarters will never be the same.


51 posted on 07/21/2011 7:38:35 PM PDT by AU72
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To: ConjunctionJunction

I think Leon is a pervert.


52 posted on 07/21/2011 7:41:04 PM PDT by waltorr
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To: markomalley

Damn them!!


53 posted on 07/21/2011 7:58:30 PM PDT by LUV W (RUN SARAH...R U N!!!)
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To: central_va

USN for 8 years.


54 posted on 07/21/2011 8:00:43 PM PDT by kabar
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To: markomalley

I wonder how our combat troops will feel about being treated by queer Medics when they’re wounded in battle? I know they test for HIV along with the gazillion vaccinations they make you get, but if a homosexual is going to contract HIV, it’d probably be while deployed overseas. On the flip side, how would you like to be the guy who has to treat that medics wounds when he takes a hit? Our troops put enough on the line for their country without having to worry about that.


55 posted on 07/21/2011 8:36:02 PM PDT by Cherokee Conservative (If a tree falls over in the woods, and then snaps back upright as a joke, do the squirrels laugh?)
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To: Gena Bukin
Recruitment and retention rates are currently at record highs in all four branches of service.

You did read the title and the article, right?

It'll take 4 years for a cause to have an effect.

56 posted on 07/21/2011 8:51:10 PM PDT by hattend (Its a matter of public record that I did not go to Harvard Law School, but I can add. - Sarah Palin)
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To: Cherokee Conservative

“I wonder how our combat troops will feel about being treated by queer Medics when they’re wounded in battle?”

Happy to have a medic treating them to save their life.


57 posted on 07/21/2011 9:35:52 PM PDT by moshiach
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To: Cherokee Conservative

>>> I wonder how our combat troops will feel about being treated by queer Medics when they’re wounded in battle?

As long as the drug gets injected and the Medivac called, my guess is a trooper with his foot blown off and his leg shredded by a mine won’t spend much time worrying over who the man is with the morphine serette hooked up with on his last R&R. And if he is worried about that, my compliments on his ability to compartmentalize.


58 posted on 07/21/2011 10:07:04 PM PDT by tlb
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To: markomalley

I know a girl that thinks she a Lesbian that wants to be a Marine.

I say thinks she is because she was abused as a teen and knowing her background, she never identified as gay until abused. Also, a lot of the people she encountered in the social services field growing up encouraged her to “accept her true identity” etc. She was abused by a man and in those formative years she was not helped in any way to deal with the abuse but encouraged to “look elsewhere” in my opinion. I know this is one anecdotal case, but she is more comfortable around women because of her abuse. In her specific case I think society let her down by
telling her it is acceptable and expected that this mean she identify as a lesbian.

She always said she wouldn’t enlist until DADT was repealed. I thought that was a good thing because she needed to work on her own issues and not deal with them in the military. I tried not be overly judgmental or tough with her because it just made her run from me to those that don’t want her to face her issues. Now I just feel she will feel justified in her life choices, but you can just see the pain on her face daily.


59 posted on 07/21/2011 10:53:42 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: plain talk

Curious you mention “impeachment won’t happen”. Just from what I know of FBI Informants purchasing firearms with TARP funds in op “Fast and Furious” impeachment should be well under way. The fact it isn’t sort of tells you just where we are on the “timeline”.


60 posted on 07/22/2011 12:57:45 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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