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  • Military suffers wave of 'gay' sex assaults ('We've got a male-on-male problem here')

    05/21/2013 9:35:37 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 33 replies
    WND ^ | May 21, 2013 | Unattributed
    A recent military report on sexual assault in the military shocked many in Washington and around the nation, but a leading expert on military personnel revealed the prevalence of men assaulting other men is one of the major headlines in this study. The extended analysis of the report first appeared in Monday’s edition of the the Washington Times. The Defense Department survey of sexual assault in the military during fiscal 2012 estimated 26,000 assaults took place in the armed forces. Nearly 3,000 of them were formally reported. Just more than 6 percent of women reported being victims of assault and...
  • 'Homosexual predator' at suicide soldier's camp

    05/10/2013 9:07:49 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 12 replies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 10 Jul 2003 | By Thomas Harding
    Colonel Tim Collins has acknowledged the possibility that a teenage soldier who allegedly committed suicide may have been a victim of a "homosexual predator" at a time when both men were under his command. The commanding officer of the 1st Bn the Royal Irish Regiment, who was internationally praised for a rousing speech before the Iraq conflict, conceded in a confidential report that he "would not have them (homosexuals) in proximity of young soldiers again" following the death of Ranger Paul Cochrane. The controversial circumstances of the 18-year-old soldier's death led to an Army board of inquiry report, chaired by...
  • Military brass marching to Obama’s beat [Benedict Arnold(s)?]

    03/01/2013 8:15:13 PM PST · by Perseverando · 66 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 28, 2013 | Rowan Scarborough
    The military leadership is proving to be a solid ally of President Obama in political Washington, adopting his social revolution and willing to serve as backdrops to the White House's campaign-style drive to win the budget battle with Republicans. The armed forces have launched an unrelenting lobbying effort on Capitol Hill with a flood of briefing charts to defense staffers. They show the damage that automatic budget cuts called "sequestration" would do to the troops -- and to jobs in congressional districts. The charts coincide with the White House push to blame congressional Republicans for the spending cuts, which begin...
  • Notice: Free Republic has been in full rebellion mode since 2008 and will remain so for the duration

    04/11/2012 8:04:00 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 1,464 replies
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | April 11, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Notice: Free Republic has been in full rebellion mode since 2008 and will remain in full rebellion mode for the duration! No more Doles!! No more McCains!! No more RINOS!! NO ROMNEY!! Those who cannot stomach rebellion might as well start looking for a new home on the net!! Those who have ignored my hundreds of posts on this crucial issue or who have doubted me these last three or four years might as well get used to it. FR will never support the abortionist, homosexualist, socialist, mandate loving, constitution trampling liar Mitt Romney. In case you haven't noticed, a...
  • Six months after repeal, military says DADT died quietly

    03/23/2012 12:09:02 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 50 replies · 4+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | March 19, 2012 | Leo Shane III
    ...Six months after the military dropped the controversial “don’t ask, don’t tell” law barring gays from serving openly, Pentagon officials and gay rights advocates say the policy change has largely been a non-issue, with few complaints and no major headaches resulting from the new rules...
  • The Making Of A Raspberry Beret

    09/21/2011 7:23:43 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 16 replies
    Vanity | Reprint | Alan Levy
    Take a break from looking for black helicopters, fellow Extremists! It's short story time here at Absolutely Nobama! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Now, when Drill Instructor gives you the command, you will open your footlocker and break out your shower crap and and your shining crap. Port side shower up, starboard side shine 'em up. Ready....Move!" The one thing Senior Drill Instructor Sergeant Brown hated was slow recruits. Slow recruits, if allowed to graduate, became slow Marines. If Sgt. Brown could say anything with 100% certainty after two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, slow Marines were a danger to themselves and...
  • Military indoctrinated on gays kissing, behavior

    03/23/2011 7:38:24 AM PDT · by Outlaw Woman · 145 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 23, 2011 | Rowan Scarborough
    Four branches of the military have begun sending training material to 2.2 million active and reserve troops as a prelude to opening the ranks to gays, with instructions on, for example, what to do if an officer sees two male Marines kissing in a shopping mall. Key themes are that sexual orientation will no longer be a bar to service, that all service members must respect each other, and that the partners of gay troops will not receive the benefits of heterosexual spouses. “We are going to make [gay ban] repeal training expeditiously,” said Maj. Joel Harper, an Air Force...
  • 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
    Hotair.com ^ | 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...
  • Gates speeds up delivery of 'Don't ask, don't tell' report (No surprise with Gates)

    11/21/2010 7:26:42 PM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 21, 2010 | Roxana Tiron
    Defense Secretary Robert Gates is instructing his staff to accelerate by one day the public release of a yearlong study into the implications of repealing the ban on openly gay people serving in the military. That study, initially due Dec. 1, will now be ready for release on Nov. 30 to allow the congressional defense committees to hold hearings on the report as soon as possible. Supporters of repealing the Clinton-era law, known as "Don't ask, don't tell," are eying the weeks after Thanksgiving recess as the last opportunity to see the ban scrapped. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.)...
  • Barack's Brokeback barracks--Leaked 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' details pervert Pentagon study

    11/18/2010 5:01:45 PM PST · by jazusamo · 57 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November 18, 2010 | Editorial
    President Obama and his friends in the media want the public to think Americans serving in uniform are just fine and dandy with homosexual conduct in the military. This view is being spread through a series of selective leaks from the Pentagon's Comprehensive Review Working Group, which is putting the finishing touches on a report regarding the future of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. Mr. Obama has promised the fringe special-interest activists who helped him win the 2008 election that he will deliver what for them is the symbolic victory of opening barracks to lesbians, gays, bisexuals and the...
  • Federal Court Extends Hold on Ruling Against 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

    11/01/2010 3:22:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 1, 2010 | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court has indefinitely extended its freeze on a judge's order halting enforcement of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday granted the government's request for a stay while it challenges the trial court's ruling that the ban on openly gay service members is unconstitutional. The same panel imposed a temporary hold keeping "don't ask, don't tell" in place last week.
  • Court Cases Reveal the Destructive Effects of Homosexual Misconduct (SHOCKING)

    10/15/2010 2:14:49 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 12 replies
    Criminal cases for homosexual misconduct in the military which reach military courts of appeals have resulted in publicly reported decisions which illustrate the serious consequences of homosexual misconduct in the military. Although these cases are part of the public record, they are rarely reported on by the media—in contrast to cases of heterosexual assault, such as the infamous “Tailhook” scandal. These case records show that homosexuality poses a threat to good order, morale, discipline, and unit cohesion in the military even when the conduct in question is consensual. Sodomy in the next bunnk? For example, a military court described the...
  • Groups fear 'don't ask' study skewed

    07/08/2010 11:10:41 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | July 8, 2010 | Jen Dimascio
    Gay rights groups are concerned about possible skewed results in the Pentagon’s massive survey of military attitudes toward the repeal of “don’t ask don’t tell,” because of the way questions are reportedly worded and the potential for a lack of privacy for respondents. On Wednesday, the Defense Department e-mailed survey questions to 400,000 members of the active duty and reserve forces, seeking information on how they viewed the ban on gays serving openly in the armed forces. “This is an extraordinary initiative,” said Aubrey Sarvis, president of the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, saying the military didn’t poll troops when President...
  • Don't Ask Don't Tell Why Democrats Will Be Thrown Out In November (One More Reason)

    05/26/2010 6:21:10 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 4 replies · 241+ views
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 05/26/2010 | JoeClarke.Net
    Democrats wanting to reshape the military into a more mutlti-cultural, sexual/gender liberating experiment to promote buggery is just one more reason why they cannot be trusted for anything from spending money to health care to reconstructing our armed forces. Contact Congress and let them know that Obama is on the wrong track again with his sucking up to the gay lobby, not for enhancing military effectiveness, but quite the opposite. Here's my short fax to Congress and the Prez. Yes, its IN CAPS FOR EFFECT. DEAR Senator/Representative XYZ; I CANNOT OVERLY EXPRESS HOW HARMFUL I BELIEVE YOUR REJECTING THE 'DON'T...
  • White House, Congress reach deal on repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell' (We're doomed!)

    05/25/2010 3:43:39 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 22 replies · 691+ views
    cnn ^ | 5/25/2010 | dana bash/Deirdre Walsh
    Congressional Democrats reached an agreement Monday with the White House and possibly the Pentagon on a key legislative step toward repealing the "don't ask, don't tell" policy that bars openly gay soldiers from the military. In a letter to President Obama obtained by CNN, three congressional sponsors of legislation to repeal the policy outlined the proposed agreement that would set contingencies based on completion of a military review of the matter already under way and subsequent final approval from the president and military leaders. Specifically, the proposed agreement calls for repeal to become final only after completion of the military...
  • Please Don't Ask Again: Obama might not ask or tell or do anything

    10/12/2009 8:23:33 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 19 replies · 880+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | October 13, 2009 | Editorial
    The commander in chief on Saturday reiterated his support for having homosexuals serve openly in the military. Fortunately, there's a good chance this is another issue on which President Obama is all talk.
  • Commander In Chief Obama Commands "Butts Out" And "Butts In" In The Military.

    07/12/2009 5:48:52 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 14 replies · 851+ views
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 07/12/2009 | JoeClarke.Net
    Commander In Chief Obama Is Considering Allowing Uncloseted Gays In The Military, And At The Same Time Putting The Smoking Lamp Out - Permanently. Mr. President, Could We Not Run The Military Like Acorn? Here's A View From Someone Who Served In The Military In Vietnam. The point is also made that comparing African Americans with Homosexuals is a ploy. I served with Marines of all stripes and colors, and none of them jumped into my bunk - but a gay guy did. . . It is beyond me how some of these armchair generals, who more likely than...
  • Obama: Gays in the Military: Top of Presidential Agenda

    10/24/2008 9:21:26 AM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 12 replies · 742+ views
    RFFM.org ^ | October 24, 2008 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    If you are wondering what would be one of the top initiatives of a Barack Obama presidency, here is something that is virtually written in stone. Obama would do away with the "Don't ask, don't tell" presidential edict initially put into place by Bill Clinton during his first term. Obama's ultimate goal would be to change the Uniform Code of Military Justice (USMJ) to accommodate homosexuals. In plain language, the United States Armed Forces would have to allow homosexuals to openly serve in our nation's military. Early on in Hillary Clinton's primary fight against Obama, she said this issue would...
  • '60 Minutes' Story on 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Draws Praise, Fire

    12/17/2007 6:55:06 AM PST · by jimluke01 · 25 replies · 177+ views
    Cybercast News ^ | 12/17/07 | Randy Hall
    (CNSNews.com) - A report on the U.S. military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy that aired Sunday on the CBS News program "60 Minutes" was hailed by a homosexual advocacy group as illustrative of the policy's "arbitrary and uneven enforcement." However, a conservative organization criticized the report as demonstrative of "San Francisco-style social experimentation." According to a news release on the CBS News Web site, the story featured an interview with Army Sgt. Darren Manzella, a medic who served in Iraq for a year and currently is a medical liaison for the 1st Cavalry Division in Kuwait. He said he came...
  • The Vast Left-Wing/CNN Conspiracy (Even the San Francisco Chronicle gets it!)

    11/29/2007 5:43:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies · 154+ views
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 29 2007 | Joe Garofoli
    Remember the gay retired brigadier general who chastised Republicans for their stance on gays in the military at Wednesday's CNN/YouTube debate? Turns out Keith Kerr was packing a partisan sword. He's served as a member of an advisory team on gay and lesbian issues to the Sen. Hillary Clinton Campaign. In the words of CNN's debate crew: D'oh! And here's Anderson Cooper falling on his nonpartisan sword. So how did this slip under CNN's radar? Maybe CNN could have checked its own website. Instead, they paid for Kerr's airfare and hotel to St. Petersburg for the debate. This is a...
  • Democratic Candidates Moving Left (Rally base now, lose in 2008?)

    06/19/2007 1:39:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies · 965+ views
    ABC News ^ | June 18, 2007 | RICK KLEIN and TEDDY DAVIS
    As the Democratic presidential candidates gather in Washington to make their pitch to party activists this week, "liberal" is suddenly no longer a dirty word. In recent months, virtually the entire Democratic field has tacked left -- not just on the Iraq War, but on health care, taxes, energy issues and gay rights. In each of those areas, much of the field is standing to the left of where Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., stood in 2004, when President Bush lampooned Kerry as a "Massachusetts liberal." "They're responding to the reality of the primaries, where the center of gravity is far...
  • Obama Echoes Clinton on Morality and Gays (Says Homosexuality Not Immoral)

    03/15/2007 7:13:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies · 1,042+ views
    The New York Times ^ | March 15, 2007
    The campaigns of Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton are in sync not only on the geopolitical importance of Selma, Ala., but also on the issue of whether homosexuality is moral or not. This afternoon, the Obama campaign released the following statement: “As the New York Times reported today, I do not agree with General Pace that homosexuality is immoral. Attempts to divide people like this have consumed too much of our politics over the past six years.”
  • Gen. Pace vs. Parson Warner

    03/15/2007 4:50:25 AM PDT · by Thorin · 9 replies · 506+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 3/15/07 | Pat Buchanan
    "You may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you," said Leon Trotsky. And that is surely true of the culture war. Before an editorial board of the Chicago Tribune, Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, not only endorsed presidential policy by which active homosexuals are discharged from the service, he declared that policy to be right morally. "I believe homosexual acts between two individuals are immoral and that we should not condone immorality. I do not believe the United States is well served by a policy that says it is OK to be immoral...
  • (Hillary)Clinton Ducks Answer on Whether Homosexualty is ‘Immoral’

    03/14/2007 5:08:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies · 1,728+ views
    The New York Times ^ | March 14, 2007 | Patrick Healy
    Asked if she believed homosexuality was immoral, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton declined to answer the question in a television interview this morning and said it was for “others to conclude.” General Peter Pace, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in a recent interview that he personally believed homosexuality was immoral and that this view was a factor in his opposition to gays serving openly in the military. Mrs. Clinton, a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, supports allowing gays to serve, which would amount to a change in her husband’s “don’t ask don’t tell” policy. She has...
  • Fort Eustis drill sergeant faces charges of molesting trainees

    03/05/2007 5:29:55 PM PST · by rodomila · 11 replies · 836+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 4, 2007 | AP
    Fort Eustis drill sergeant faces charges of molesting trainees Associated Press © March 4, 2007 Last updated: 12:50 PM HAMPTON -- A drill sergeant at Fort Eustis is accused of forcing a male trainee to dress as Superman and submit to sexual acts, according to court documents. Army Staff Sgt. Edmundo F. Estrada, 35, of Hampton, also faces charges of indecent assault, having an inappropriate relationship with a trainee, and cruelty and maltreatment of subordinates, Fort Eustis spokeswoman Karla Gonzalez said. Estrada was arraigned in January and is scheduled to appear April 17 in a military court. He remains on...
  • GMA's Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell Segment Focuses on Sympathetic Story of One Gay Marine

    02/28/2007 11:15:34 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 9 replies · 564+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It's a tried and true tactic of interest groups seeking to influence public opinion -- and legislative policy -- on a controversial issue. Find the most sympathetic individual case you can, and get the media to focus on that, rather than on the broaders merits of the issue. A prime example of the phenomenon was on display today at Good Morning America. Congressman Marty Meehan [D-MA] has introduced legislation that would repeal the Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell policy, with the result that gays would be able to serve openly in the military. Hearings are scheduled to begin soon. ABC senior national correspondent...
  • Pentagon Lists Homosexuality As Disorder

    06/19/2006 4:35:58 PM PDT · by SmithL · 77 replies · 1,845+ views
    AP ^ | 6/19/6 | LOLITA C. BALDOR
    WASHINGTON -- A Pentagon document classifies homosexuality as a mental disorder, decades after mental health experts abandoned that position. The document outlines retirement or other discharge policies for service members with physical disabilities, and in a section on defects lists homosexuality alongside mental retardation and personality disorders. Critics said the reference underscores the Pentagon's failing policies on gays, and adds to a culture that has created uncertainty and insecurity around the treatment of homosexual service members, leading to anti-gay harassment. Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Jeremy M. Martin said the policy document is under review. The Pentagon has a "don't ask,...
  • (Supreme) Court to Release Tape of Gay Policy Debate

    12/03/2005 3:26:10 PM PST · by wagglebee · 5 replies · 449+ views
    My Way News ^ | 12/3/05 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday on the Pentagon's "don't ask, don't tell" policy toward gays, then immediately release audio tapes of the proceeding. The court has made same-day releases of audio tapes in some major cases since December 2000, when justices heard Florida ballot recount appeals that determined the outcome of the presidential election. On Wednesday, the same-day release of audio tapes for a case involving abortion rights marked the first time Chief Justice John Roberts allowed the practice. Television cameras are barred from the court and reporters are not allowed to use tape recorders....
  • US Military Sodomy Ban Upheld in Narrow Ruling-NYT

    08/24/2004 4:38:36 AM PDT · by MikeJ75 · 7 replies · 442+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 24, 2004
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - In a limited ruling, the highest U.S. military court said that under certain circumstances, the military's ban on sodomy was constitutional, the New York Times said on Tuesday. The Monday ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces was the first involving the military since the U.S. Supreme Court's 2003 decision in Lawrence v. Texas struck down state sodomy laws, the newspaper said. Civil rights groups might look to test whether the Lawrence decision applies generally to military laws against consensual sodomy, it said. "The court ducked the issues in this case," leaving...
  • If Kerry Doesn't Tell, Voters Should Ask

    07/17/2004 10:18:19 AM PDT · by Lando Lincoln · 3 replies · 351+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 17 July 2004 | Peter Brown
    Same-sex marriage has become a defining presidential campaign issue. Surprisingly, though, a related and equally emotional matter - gays in the military - has not surfaced at all. Yet. Given the vast differences between John Kerry, who favors opening military service to practicing homosexuals, and George W. Bush who backs Bill Clinton's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, the current silence is unlikely to last, nor should it. Moreover, unlike marriage, which has been historically a state matter, the armed forces are solely a federal question. Their composition is a presidential and congressional decision that requires a policy choice between competing...