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  • Magazine launch for gay military members announced

    03/28/2011 9:14:42 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 94 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | 28 mar 2011
    Washington (CNN) -- A magazine designed for and by gay military members may soon be displayed at military installations worldwide, an advocacy group announced Monday. "Our first objective with the magazine is to let all the gay, lesbian, bi, and trans members currently serving know that they are not alone," an active-duty officer who goes by the pseudonym JD Smith said in a statement. Smith, along with co-director Ty Walrod lead the organization known as OutServe, the group describes themselves as an underground network of actively serving military members of the United States Armed Services who identify as lesbian, gay,...
  • Sailor says Navy punishing him for sleepover with male sailor

    03/05/2011 5:23:42 PM PST · by fwdude · 65 replies
    CNN-U.S. ^ | 03/05/2011 | Jennifer Rizzo
    (CNN) -- A sailor is accusing the Navy of baselessly trying to discharge him for "unprofessional conduct" in an effort to get around the recent "don't ask, don't tell" repeal, after being found asleep in the same bed with another male sailor.
  • Obama Is Back on Everyone’s Gaydar

    03/01/2011 12:55:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Death and Taxes ^ | March 1, 2011 | Stephen Blackwell
    The pink tide has turned in Obama’s favor. After months of challenging interactions with his gay base, which included heckling from gay protestors at events and a drop in contributions from the community, Obama is back on track with LGBT voters. The reversal, which took successfully repealing DADT and an administrative abandonment of the Defense of Marriage Act, which he ruled unconstitutional, has put Obama back on the gay radar as a positive force for the community. As a bisexual man who doesn’t hook up with guys, and having a brother who is gay, I have the good fortune of...
  • Obama Completes His Trifecta

    02/25/2011 5:46:51 AM PST · by livius · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 24, 2011 | Richard N. Weltz
    With a bold political announcement, President Barack Obama has completed the trifecta -- de facto coups which bring into his White House the powers and functions of the other two branches, as outlined in our Constitution. That document assigns the legislative function to Congress, but the Executive Branch blithely and routinely co-opts that power by run-arounds and choosing to enforce or not enforce duly passed laws of the Legislature. Notable examples in the scant couple of years The One has been in office include: refusal to enforce voting laws against intimidation at the polls in Chicago, efforts to use the...
  • 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?
  • Pelosi leads celebration of 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal

    12/21/2010 6:30:30 PM PST · by Baladas · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/21/10 | Tom Cohen
    Washington (CNN) -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday led jubilant legislators and soldiers discharged under the "don't ask, don't tell" policy in singing "God Bless America" to celebrate the upcoming repeal of the controversial law. President Barack Obama will sign the repeal bill on Wednesday, and Pelosi did her part at the ceremony attended by hundreds of supporters of the repeal by signing the measure passed by Congress to send it to the White House. The "don't ask, don't tell" policy enacted in 1993 banned openly gay and lesbian soldiers from military service. More than 14,000 military members have...
  • What Does Torah Say About Sodomy? Don't Ask Joe Lieberman

    12/21/2010 7:07:06 PM PST · by joeclarke · 6 replies · 2+ views
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 12/21/2010 | JoeClarke.Net
    I thought it was commendable when Joe Lieberman entered the presidential race in 2000, because he professed to be an observant Jew - unlike so many liberal Jews who make no profession of their Jewish heritage, and in fact, seem to run from it. Mark Levin is one of several people of Jewish faith who I respect for his patriotism, as well as his dedication to Yahweh. Of course, as a Christian I would wish that he would understand Isaiah 53 differently, but he is serving a purpose by defending the Constitution like not many do - including Christians. Even...
  • How Will the Repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Impact Troop Recruitment and Retention?

    12/21/2010 9:05:20 AM PST · by iowaguy1972 · 43 replies
    Caffeinated Thoughts ^ | 12/20/10 | Shane Vander Hart
    This is another topic regarding the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell that you haven’t found covered in the mainstream media – how does the repeal impact troop retention.
  • Top Marine pledges to ‘personally lead’ gay integration

    12/20/2010 11:56:32 AM PST · by LonelyCon · 297 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Dec. 20, 2010 | Kevin Baron
    One week after warning the distraction of repealing “don’t ask, don’t tell” could risk Marines’ lives, Gen. James Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps, pledged to lead the effort to integrate openly gay Marines. “I, and the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps [Carlton Kent], will personally lead this effort, thus ensuring the respect and dignity due all Marines,” Amos said. “On this matter, we look forward to further demonstrating to the American people the discipline and loyalty that have been the hallmark of the United States Marine Corps for over 235 years." Amos’ statement sent to reporters came Sunday...
  • Eight Republicans back ‘Don’t ask’ repeal (including Burr from NC!)

    12/18/2010 3:34:32 PM PST · by Brices Crossroads · 97 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 12/18/2010 | SHIRA TOEPLITZ
    Eight Republicans bucked their party in backing the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" policy, potentially risking a backlash from the conservative base while giving the historic vote a stronger bipartisan finish than many expected. The Republican senators voting “yes” with the Democrats on repeal were Richard Burr of North Carolina, Mark Kirk of Illinois, John Ensign of Nevada, Scott Brown of Massachusetts, George Voinovich of Ohio, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska – and Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, both of Maine. Burr, Ensign and Kirk did not announce their support for repeal before the Saturday vote. Burr and Ensign...
  • Congress Overturns Ban of Gays Serving Openly, Sends Bill to Obama's Desk

    12/18/2010 12:48:49 PM PST · by Jess Kitting · 454 replies · 5+ views
    Fox News ^ | Dec. 18, 2010
  • Ending Military's Gay Ban Lets Obama Fulfill Another Clinton Promise(Cloture Vote 63 - 33)

    12/18/2010 9:32:56 AM PST · by Red Steel · 44 replies
    npr ^ | December 18, 2010 12:03 pm | Ron Elving
    Nearly two decades ago, President Bill Clinton ignited the first of the firestorms that would define his presidency by announcing an end to the ban on gays and lesbians in the military. Today, 18 years later, the U.S. Senate took the vote that means gays and lesbians will be able to serve openly in all branches of the U.S. armed forces. As the House has passed an identical bill, a final vote in the Senate will send the legislation to President Obama, whose signature will make it law and make it a signal achievement of his presidency to date. Thus...
  • Graham: If 'Don't ask' repeal doesn't go well, Obama owns it

    12/18/2010 11:43:40 AM PST · by Qbert · 91 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/18/2010 | Ben Geman
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) does not see a political lift for President Obama in the imminent repeal of the Clinton-era policy banning gays from serving openly in the military. “I think the people who are supportive of 'Don’t ask, don’t tell’ were probably supportive of the president to begin with,” he told reporters in the Capitol. “Most Americans, I think, hope it works out. I certainly do. I think it is going to be problematic and whatever problems it has, [Obama] owns,” Graham added.
  • As the Rinos Bring DADT to the US, Who Would Not Rather Have O'Donnell?

    12/18/2010 11:54:27 AM PST · by xzins · 31 replies
    Bloggers & Personal ^ | 18 Dec 10 | Xzins
    As the Rinos Bring DADT to the US, Who Would Not Rather Have O'Donnell voting than any of the politicians we're told have "gravitas"? I know I would. I'd rather have Miller than Murkowski, anyone other than Collins and Snow; and my very own Voinovich hasn't met an opportunity to betray conservatism that he hasn't embraced. Portman, who is replacing him, would not vote this way. This really isn't about O'Donnell. It's about the manipulation of conservatives by those who say that we must vote for "moderates" if we hope to get even a small piece of the pie. Did...
  • Senate clears way for 'don't ask don't tell' repeal

    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...
  • Congress Close to Pushing Repeal of Military Gay Ban Across Finish Line, (Its done)

    12/18/2010 9:11:42 AM PST · by Bulldawg Fan · 52 replies · 1+ views ^ | 12/18/10 | fox news
    Congress Close to Pushing Repeal of Military Gay Ban Across Finish Line Published December 18, 2010 | Print Email Share Comments (3740) Text Size AP2010 A supporter of a bill to overturn the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy holds up a portrait of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who opposes the amendment to repeal the military's 17-year-old ban on openly gay troops, Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, during a rally on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP) WASHINGTON -- After two failed attempts, Congress appears poised to repeal the Clinton-era ban on gays serving openly in the military, with Senate set...
  • Salon Publishes Call for Murder of Sarah Palin

    12/18/2010 7:45:58 AM PST · by kristinn · 135 replies · 5+ views
    Saturday, December 18, 2010 | Kristinn
    Liberal online political magazine published a letter to the editor yesterday that called for the murder of 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.The letter was written in response to a mocking article at Salon titled, Good Morning America's painfully friendly interview with Sarah Palin by Alex Pareene.Pareene snarkily sums up the GMA interview, "The interview was basically split into a couple of distinct sections: How awesome is your family, how bad is Barack Obama, how awful are people who criticize you, and how awesome is America?" The first letter published in response to the article...
  • DADT Repeal & DREAM Act Get Their Day In The Senate Today (Limited Debate & Cloture Live Thread)

    12/18/2010 7:35:51 AM PST · by Red Steel · 262 replies · 1+ views
    tpm ^ | December 18, 2010, 8:44AM | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    The Senate will act on two important pieces of President Obama's progressive legislative agenda today: the DREAM Act and the repeal of the military's ban on openly gay servicemembers. By the end of the day, the path to final passage is expected to be set for DADT repeal, while DREAM is expected to languish for another Congress to pass. Starting at around 10:30 this morning, the Senate will take up a cloture vote on DREAM. Cloture -- voted in by a 60-senator super majority -- is required to cut off debate and move a bill to final passage in the...
  • Don't Ask Don't Tell - a picture is worth a thousand words

    12/17/2010 11:21:22 PM PST · by Daryl L.Hunter · 31 replies
    Daryl L. Hunter - Perspective ^ | 12/17/2010 | Daryl L. Hunter
    They say a picture is worth a thousand words, I think my graphic tells the story. I grew up in a college town, San Luis Obispo CA, there was an active gay student union at Cal Poly in the early seventies and I knew lots of gays and accepted them. My best friend Barry, his brother was gay, and he shared a party house with Barry and it was a hangout all his gay friends. They were hilarious to watch, boys acting like girls and sounding like girls. There wasn’t a gram of testosterone between the whole group. Unlike...
  • Alarming new study shows sex offenders are working with children and teachers are hushing it up

    12/17/2010 2:08:07 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 12/17/10 | Daniel Bates
    Convicted paedophiles are finding it easy to get jobs in (American) schools because teachers are failing to stop them and hushing up cases of abuse, an official report has found. In nearly three-quarters of school abuse cases the offender already had a criminal record for paedophilia but was allowed to work there anyway. Worryingly, more than half of the offenders went on to use their new positions to claim more victims than they had done before. The report's authors say the figures are so high because teachers are hushing up cases by letting a sex offender resign quietly and move...
  • DA: Molest Suspect Compares Self to Jesus

    12/16/2010 1:15:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 1+ views
    NBC San Diego ^ | Thu, Dec 16, 2010 | STEVEN LUKE and R. STICKNEY
    A La Mesa karate instructor, out on bail while facing chargers of molesting a teenage boy, was back in court Thursday for a bail review. According to prosecutors, Eric Protas, 38, has been spending time on the Internet, posting comments to a Facebook page comparing himself to Jesus and his teen accuser to Judas. Protas is accused of sexually abusing a former student over a one-year period. Prosecutors allege that Protas had sexual contact with the victim 300 times in the past year and a half. Prosecutors asked the judge to increase bail based on the Facebook activity and comments...
  • GOP votes in place for repeal of Don't Ask

    12/16/2010 1:10:51 PM PST · by SmithL · 53 replies · 1+ views
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 12/16/10 | Carolyn Lochhead, Chronicle Washington Bureau
    Gay rights lobbyists say they now have 61 Senate votes in hand to repeal the Don't Ask, Don't Tell ban on gays and lesbians in the military. Three Republicans are needed and at least that many have now made firm commitments to vote yes if a stand-alone repeal comes to the floor. Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Scott Brown of Massachusetts have both said they are on board, joining Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine. That's four Republicans, one more than needed, and two more are considered possibilities. Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., said it's now squarely up to...
  • Harry 'Scrooge' Reid blasts GOP over Christmas work schedule

    12/16/2010 6:32:16 AM PST · by FredJake · 90 replies · 1+ views ^ | 12/15/2010 | Joe Nebwy
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) adopted the role of Ebenezer Scrooge and scheduled the Senate to work through the Christmas holiday. Two Republicans - Jon Kyl of Arizona and Jim DeMint of South Carolina - objected, and that became political fodder for Reid, proving that nothing is off limits if a political point can be made. Reid then took to the floor of the Senate to blast the GOP. “I don’t need to hear the sanctimonious lectures of Sens. Kyl and DeMint to remind me of what Christmas means,” he said Wednesday afternoon. He also blamed Republicans - who...
  • Oh My: Standalone DADT repeal bill passes House as Olympia Snowe flips to yes in Senate

    12/15/2010 5:41:23 PM PST · by tom h · 60 replies ^ | December 15, 2010 | Allahpundit
    They already passed an amendment to repeal DADT back in May, but that was part of a broader defense bill. Today’s vote was on the standalone DADT bill that Lieberman and Collins are hoping to put in front of the Senate next week. The vote in May: 234-194, with just five Republicans voting yes. The vote today: 250-175, with 15 Republicans in the majority. (Among the 10 who flipped to yes this time: Jeff Flake.) It was smart of Pelosi to force a vote in the House, just as it was smart of Reid to table the vote on the...
  • Surprise vote TODAY: Pelosi to homosexualize military...Senate may vote Friday

    12/15/2010 10:00:25 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 24 replies · 1+ views ^ | Dec. 15, 2010
    The New York Times is reporting Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) may force a sudden vote today, Wednesday, on the floor of the House of Representatives to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell and force open homosexual aggression upon our troops against their will.  But Marine Corps General James Amos immediately condemned the vote as costing lives:  "When your life hangs on a line on the intuitive behavior of the young man that sits to your right and your left, you don’t want anything distracting that." ----- The Senate may vote in less than 72 hours.  The Senate may vote by this...
  • Gays in military would undermine defense

    12/13/2010 2:06:02 PM PST · by Red Steel · 282 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | December 13, 2010 | Cal Thomas
    People who take polls for a living will tell you that, depending on the methodology, the sample, how a question is asked and the understanding of the ones being polled, the outcome can pretty much be predetermined. If you are dependent on a superior for your job and that superior tells you he wants a certain conclusion reached about a policy he wishes to implement, that, too, can affect the outcome. Such is the case with President Barack Obama, who has told gay rights groups he intends to end the "don't ask, don't tell" policy and allow homosexuals to serve...
  • How Scott Brown caved in on "Don't Ask Don't Tell"

    12/12/2010 9:04:26 PM PST · by massmike · 34 replies ^ | 12/12/2012 | n/a
    Scott Brown's radical change of position on homosexuality in the military did not happen by accident. It was a coordinated campaign by the homosexual movement in Massachusetts. We first got wind of it at the GLSEN conference held in Somerville this past March, where we had a person in attendance. (We are preparing a full report on that conference.) There was a workshop on repealing "Don't Ask Don't Tell". One homosexual serviceman talked about men having sex with each other in the barracks, and the officers looking the other way (a positive step, they indicated). They said they will be...
  • Troops are ready for the end of 'don't ask, don't tell' [says Petraeus aid Marvin Hill]

    12/11/2010 10:41:03 AM PST · by ejdrapes · 25 replies · 2+ views
    CNN ^ | December 11, 2010 | Roland Martin
    Troops are ready for the end of 'don't ask, don't tell' By Roland S. Martin, CNN Senior Political Contributor (CNN) -- One of the reasons Defense Secretary Robert Gates commissioned a study on how the military feels about gays serving openly was because it was ridiculous to listen to politicians rambling on and on, and not to those who have to do the heavy lifting. When the results were released, they showed more than two-thirds believe their work wouldn't be harmed by changing the 17-year-old law. That was clear evidence to many that the law needed to be overturned. But...
  • DADT: Do Some Policies Work too Well?

    12/10/2010 8:06:09 AM PST · by FiddlePig · 4 replies
    RedNeckoBlogger ^ | 12/10/2010 | RedNeckoBlogger
    Our lamest of lame duck Congress is considering among other liberty destroying policies the repeal of what’s become known as “don’t ask, don’t tell”, in regards to sexual orientation of military recruits and service people. It was begun during the Clinton administration as a compromise as to the eligibility of homosexual (PC word... gay) recruits. Lotsa self-righteous posturing and grandstanding went on back then and is going on still today for public consumption! Leads one to contemplate what tis all about! IMHO "Don't ask, don't tell" is a problem for liberals because it’s just too dang successful! DADT to me...
  • Lieberman, Collins, and Reid will introduce a free standing bill today to repeal DADT.

    12/09/2010 2:05:37 PM PST · by Red Steel · 105 replies
    Twitter ^ | December 09, 2010 | Joe Lieberman
    "@SenatorCollins and I and others are introducing a free standing bill to repeal #DADT today."
  • Why Republican Demands To Debate DADT Repeal For Two Weeks Are Bogus (Waaah)

    12/08/2010 9:30:45 PM PST · by Red Steel · 11 replies
    tpm ^ | December 6, 2010, 10:08AM | Brian Beutler
    Senate Republicans have been playing a neat trick to squeeze Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal off the Senate calendar. On the one hand, as the year comes to an end, they're eating up the last days of floor time and refusing to debate any issues until the tax cut fight is resolved and the federal government is funded into next year. On the other hand, they're laying out arbitrary -- and totally new -- benchmarks for how long it should take to debate the Defense Authorization bill (the vehicle for DADT repeal) to argue that there isn't enough time to...