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  • Training For The Repeal Of DADT Already Underway In Afghanistan

    02/19/2011 4:58:07 PM PST · by Racehorse · 67 replies ^ | 17 February 2011 | Alison St John
    The President has not yet certified the repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” and it will not go into effect until 60 days after that. But during a teleconference from Afghanistan to Camp Pendleton, Major General Richard Mills said training packages to prepare for the repeal have already arrived in Helmand Province. Mills described the training as "quite extensive,” with a series of classes, including scenarios and discussion groups. He said the trainers are being trained, and Marines based at Camp Leatherneck will start going through the program as soon as the directive comes down from headquarters. “It’s a little...
  • Refudiating “Does Sarah Palin Support Gay Rights?”

    02/09/2011 8:35:02 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    The New Civil Rights Movement ^ | February 9, 2011 | David Badash
    There’s a dangerous meme making its way across the Internets: “Does Sarah Palin support gay rights?” thanks to her almost-Libertarian response to gay GOP group GOProud’s attendance at this weekend’s CPAC. The Alaska Dispatch, writing at Huffington Post, reports Palin “told the Christian Broadcasting Network that it was a ‘scheduling conflict’ that prevented her appearance, not GOProud’s presence at the convention. And she went one step further, telling CBN that conference attendees should not so quickly dismiss the opportunity to provide a full spectrum of conservatism. News website POLITICO reports Palin alluded to the controversy that GOProud’s inclusion at the...
  • Virginia AG: State would have to self-fund militia if it wants to ban gays from national guard

    01/29/2011 9:28:18 PM PST · by tportem · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 1/29/2011 | LARRY O'DELL
    <p>RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia would have to establish and fully fund its own independent militia if it wanted to ban gays from its National Guard force, Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli says.</p> <p>Cuccinelli issued an advisory opinion earlier this week at the request of Del. Bill Janis, R-Henrico, who asked whether the legislature can order the Virginia National Guard to continue the"don't ask, don't tell" policy recently repealed by Congress.</p>
  • 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' Cost Taxpayers Nearly $400 Million, GAO Reports

    01/24/2011 7:44:22 PM PST · by Slippery Jim · 50 replies
    ABC ^ | 1/20/11 | Devin Dwyer
    ABC News' Devin Dwyer reports: One month after President Obama signed a repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," government accountants have finished tallying up how much the policy cost taxpayers during the 16 years it was in effect. The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office said in a report released Thursday that each discharge of a gay or lesbian service member over the past six years alone cost $52,800, including administrative costs and costs to recruit and train a replacement....
  • STRANGE BEDFELLOWS: Breitbart Is Throwing an '80s-Themed Gay Party

    01/22/2011 11:09:11 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 58 replies · 1+ views
    National Journal ^ | January 19, 2011 | John Hudson
    For months, the family values wing of the Republican Party has been protesting the inclusion of GOProud, a right-wing gay group, at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). You won't hear any protesting, however, from conservative media mogul Andrew Breitbart. "We're going to have a big ol' gay party," he said on a radio show Wednesday. Breitbart says gays deserve a place within the Republican Party and he's been "offended" by efforts to exclude them. Therefore, he's throwing an 80's-themed gay party to welcome them on board. If this sounds like uncharacteristic behavior for Breitbart, his additional remarks should...
  • (RINO) Sen. Collins recounts role in repealing 'don't ask' ("It was exciting")

    01/18/2011 9:29:55 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 20 replies
    The Press-Herald, Portland, Me. ^ | 2011-01-14 | David Hench
    PORTLAND — Sen. Susan Collins this morning described for a group of business leaders from across New England her role in repealing the law banning gays in the military. (snip) In a 30-minute presentation, the Republican lawmaker described the 11th-hour maneuvering against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in the waning days of 2010, her work to convince key Republican allies to support repeal and the challenge of opposing a close friend, renowned veteran, Sen. John McCain of Arizona. "It was exciting to help lead what I believe to be a historic change for our country, but boy it was not...
  • Transgender Vets Want Military Access

    01/11/2011 1:39:19 PM PST · by DakotaRed · 16 replies ^ | January 11, 2011 | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Before handcuffing herself to the White House fence, former Petty Officer First Class Autumn Sandeen carefully pinned three rows of Navy ribbons to her chest. Her regulation dress blue skirt, fitted jacket, hat and black pumps were new -- fitting for a woman who spent two decades serving her country as a man.Sandeen was the only transgender person among the six veterans arrested in April while protesting the military's ban on openly gay troops. But when she watched President Obama last month sign the hard-fought bill allowing for the ban's repeal, melancholy tinged her satisfaction."This is another...
  • Sarah Palin hints support for 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal

    01/04/2011 10:33:12 AM PST · by pissant · 111 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/4/10 | Andy Barr
    Former Alaska GOP Gov. Sarah Palin – whose lips have been sealed about the recent repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” – is now hinting that she supports the move. Palin has not spoken publicly about the end of the ban on gays serving openly in the military, but she appeared to show support for the change via a retweet on Monday night of a gay conservative radio host.
  • Palin backs DADT repeal? (A little twitter gives us a dubious hint)

    01/04/2011 8:58:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 179 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/04/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Sarah Palin has remained silent on the issue of repealing “don’t ask, don’t tell,” which Congress passed in the lame-duck session — at least until now. ABC News’ Devin Dwyer has been on the Twitter beat and reports that Palin retweeted a message from radio host Tammy Bruce that supports the end of DADT: But Monday night the former Alaska governor re-tweeted a post from conservative talk show host and blogger Tammy Bruce, who is lesbian, appearing to indirectly cast support for gays and an end to the ban on openly gay members of the U.S. military.Bruce had been commenting...
  • Did Sarah Palin Just Tweet Her Position on 'Homos'?

    01/03/2011 10:20:46 PM PST · by pissant · 220 replies
    Gawker ^ | 1/3/11 | Max Read
    Former vice presidential candidate and reality television star Sarah Palin has remained quiet over the recent repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell. But she may have just made a statement... by re-Tweeting a conservative lesbian's columnist's Tweet about 'homos.' Around 10 p.m. Eastern time on Monday night, conservative pundit Tammy Bruce Tweeted about the recent repeal of the military's discriminatory Don't Ask Don't Tell policy: But this hypocrisy is just truly too much. Enuf already—the more someone complains about the homos the more we should look under their bed Tue Jan 04 03:12:46 via web The idea being, one imagines,...
  • Is the Republican Party Finished?

    12/29/2010 3:23:30 AM PST · by Scanian · 106 replies · 24+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | December 29, 2010 | Michael Filozof
    The lame-duck session of the 111th Congress proved one thing beyond a doubt: the Republican Party does not represent the interests of conservatives. Despite the midterm election tidal wave, in which the Republican Party gained 63 House seats (eclipsing its historic1994 success against Clinton), congressional Republicans failed to leverage their victory into political clout and collapsed like a house of cards in the lame-duck session. The last two weeks ought to have sickened conservatives. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spectacularly failed to hold his caucus together to even delay ratification of the START treaty until the 112th Congress is seated...
  • Ritter's Sex Charges From 2001 Unsealed

    12/28/2010 11:49:06 AM PST · by Dahoser · 128 replies · 180+ views
    Times Union (Albany NY ) ^ | 12/27/2010 | Brendan J. Lyons
    William Scott Ritter Jr., a former United Nations weapons inspector who gained renown for his criticism of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, contends his online sexual encounters with teenage girls were only fantasy. Nearly two years ago, Ritter, of Delmar, watched his computer screen reveal that an anonymous person who had been exchanging sexually charged messages with him for 80 minutes was not a 15-year-old girl. It was a cop from a small town in northeast Pennsylvania, alone in his station house and trolling the Internet for suspected child predators. Ryan Venneman, a detective for the Barrett Township...
  • Fury over 'gay'-ban repeal

    12/27/2010 1:38:02 PM PST · by scripter · 47 replies · 3+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 24, 2010
    Numerous service members, veterans and concerned citizens have written WND to express their fury about the repeal of the military's ban on open homosexuality. We encourage readers, especially those on active duty, to let us know what you think about allowing open homosexuality in the military and how you plan to respond to the new policy. Following are excerpts from selected letters arranged by topic:
  • WTF? CIA sets up WikiLeaks Task Force

    12/22/2010 8:31:35 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 43 replies · 4+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/22/2010
    CIA has set up a task force to be known by the acronym WTF to assess what damage has been done by the mass release of thousands of diplomatic cables by WikiLeaks. The WikiLeaks Task Force will "examine whether the latest release of WikiLeaks documents might affect the agency's foreign relationships or operations," CIA spokesman George Little said. Manning was arrested in May and then charged with 'transferring classified data' Few of the thousands of confidential documents leaked by WikiLeaks were from the CIA, but many were secret communications by high ranking diplomats discussing sensitive questions of world and US...
  • Vets protest plan opening military to homosexuals

    12/23/2010 10:17:39 AM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 44 replies · 3+ views
    WND ^ | December 22, 2010 | Eugene J. Koprowski
    Vets protest plan opening military to homosexualsOfficer requests command relief over scheduled 'behavior modifications' Veterans and active duty personnel alike are reacting harshly to the news that Barack Obama has signed the repeal of the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy, and one much-needed leader already could be lost to the military. A lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army has confirmed to WND that he is asking to be relieved of the command of his squadron because of the new policy. And former combat personnel are telling WND that they are continuing to keep the pressure on Congress to reverse itself....
  • Collins Hails Repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell" (Obama heaps praise on RINO Collins)

    12/26/2010 9:40:22 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 95 replies · 10+ views
    The Maine senator collected kudos from President Obama for her role in moving the controversial legislation forward.Maine Sen. Susan Collins was the only Republican on the stage for yesterday's signing of the bill repealing the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy on gays in the military, and one of only two Republicans at the ceremony. Collins, who played a major role in moving the legislation forward, collected kudos from President Obama. "I want to thank Joe Lieberman and Susan Collins," he said, to cheers from the attendees. Collins says there was no reason for the U.S. military to continue banning gays....
  • Don't Ask Don't Tell Repeal a Mistake

    12/27/2010 6:06:12 AM PST · by Red Badger · 33 replies · 3+ views ^ | 12-27-2010 | Star Parker
    Our 111th congress, in its lame duck session, has given America a Christmas present in the way of repeal of the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” law. Signing the repeal into law, President Obama said he’s “never been prouder.” From my point of view, I’m feeling increasingly like a minority in our country. Not because I’m black, but because I am a Christian. As a Christian, I believe in the truth of traditional morality as transmitted to us through our biblical sources. And I believe, along with George Washington, who stated clearly in his farewell address to the nation, that religion...
  • Ask, Confront & Defend

    12/26/2010 10:14:20 PM PST · by TheConservativeCitizen · 6 replies · 2+ views
    The Constitution Club ^ | 12-26-10 | Maeve Magdalen
    The repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is a DISGRACE that cannot stand! The Left hoped that by defining homosexuality as an orientation that cannot be changed, rather than a chosen behavior as has been recognized for millenia, they could exploit the goodwill of the civil rights struggle. Civil rights, like feminism, is a positive philosophy when promulgated by persons of integrity with no hidden agendas. However, those of us who were around in those times, or who study real history, know there were many communists and America-haters therein marching with genuine people of good will. It is not the...
  • Culture war: From 'don't ask, don't tell' to DOO TELL!

    12/24/2010 12:44:15 AM PST · by NYACC1978 · 9 replies · 1+ views ^ | 12/24/2010 | Curtis Dahlgren
    "New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed without any other reason but because they are not already common . . . [but] "All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it." - John Locke (1632-1664); p. 315, Oxford Dictionary of Quotations "What is conservatism? Is it not adherence to the old and tried, against the new and untried?" - Abraham Lincoln (Cooper Institute address); p. 314, Oxford Dictionary of Quotations PUT ME DOWN AS AGREEING WITH BOTH OF THEM. However, life is a paradox, and we must...
  • Are We Now Going To Have Queer Eye for the Soldier Guy?

    12/23/2010 3:59:20 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 17 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-23-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Just askin'...Now that they get to fight they can and will get a say in other things, right?