Tag: DADT

Perry = Pander Bear

Filed in National by on December 8, 2011 9 Comments
Perry = Pander Bear

Rick Perry is scared that he’s going to be nothing more than an asterisk in the race for the Rethuglican-Confederate-Teabagger party nomination for President. So much so that he’s now pandering to the extreme right wing for votes in Iowa. He is running the following gay-baiting ad on TV out there. Click through….

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Happy DADT Repeal Day!

Filed in National by on July 22, 2011 6 Comments

The repeal of the discriminatory Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell law will be officially certified today.

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Chris Coons Continues To Impress

Filed in National by on February 13, 2011 5 Comments

Coons used the Huffington Post to release the first draft of the “serious close” portion of a speech he gave at the Washington Press Club Foundation’s Congressional Dinner. I wasn’t sure where he was going with it, but the example he used to illustrate his point brings it home. Read it and try to imagine […]

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Homophobes Last Stand against DADT

Filed in National by on December 28, 2010 4 Comments

Captain Oveur: You ever been in a cockpit before?
Joey: No sir, I’ve never been up in a plane before.
Captain Oveur: You ever seen a grown man naked?

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Celebrating Repeal of DADT – Updated

Filed in National by on December 22, 2010 3 Comments
Celebrating Repeal of DADT – Updated

Barney Frank explains it all. Watch how Barney Frank pwns a “reporter.”

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Virginia is for Haters – UPDATED

Filed in National by on December 20, 2010 3 Comments

Ardent homophobe, Virginia Delegate Bob Marshall (Neanderthal-Manassas) is so pissed off about the repeal of DADT that he is planning to introduce his a ban on any “active homosexuals” from serving in the Virginia National Guard. Delegate Robert G. Marshall said the Constitution reserves states with the authority to do so and that he’ll introduce […]

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DREAM Act/DADT Repeal Cloture Vote Soon

Filed in National by on December 18, 2010 76 Comments
DREAM Act/DADT Repeal Cloture Vote Soon

The cloture votes on the DREAM Act and the DADT Repeal should begin at around 10:30. Chris Coons is presiding over the Senate right now.

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Reward Good Behavior – DADT Repeal Passes House

Filed in National by on December 15, 2010 13 Comments

The standalone DADT repeal bill passed a House vote today 250-175. Mike Castle was one of 15 GOP representatives to vote yes.

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DADT On The Move

Filed in National by on December 14, 2010 2 Comments

Via Greg Sargent: This was uncertain as late as this morning. But just now, in a briefing with reporters, Steny Hoyer confirmed it: House Dems will indeed introduce a stand alone bill this week to repeal don’t ask don’t tell. Hoyer said that House Dems will introduce a repeal bill that “reflects the Lieberman-Collins bill […]

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There Are No More Excuses

Filed in National by on December 1, 2010 8 Comments

The Pentagon’s DADT repeal report was released yesterday. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates came out strongly in favor of repeal and urged Senators to repeal the policy this year.

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Congress Is Out Of Excuses On DADT

Filed in National by on November 12, 2010 16 Comments

The results of the Pentagon study on the repeal of DADT found that >70% of the military supports the repeal.

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Friday’s Asshat of the Day

Filed in National by on October 29, 2010 4 Comments

Who remembers Judge Roy Moore? He was the pre-teabag Alabama Supreme Court Justice who refused to obey a Federal court order to remove a monument of the 10 Commandments from his courthouse. He not only lost the case, he lost his job. Well, it seems as one of his acolytes, Alabama Supreme Court Justice Tom […]

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Washington Times Compares Gay Soldiers To Wheelchair-Bound Soldiers

Filed in National by on October 26, 2010 2 Comments

The Washington Times writes a truly bizarre and offensive editorial defending DADT.

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Judge Requests Appeal To Stay DADT Injuction

Filed in National by on October 18, 2010 1 Comment

A second judge has rejected a request to stay the injunction on DADT discharges pending appeal.

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Chris Coons’s Statement On DADT

Filed in Delaware by on September 22, 2010 11 Comments

Chris Coons released a statement in support of repealing the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy.

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DADT Vote Next Week

Filed in National by on September 14, 2010 4 Comments

The Senate will take up the Defense Authorization bill next week, which contains the DADT repeal.

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Federal Judge Rules DADT Unconstitutional

Filed in National by on September 9, 2010 25 Comments

A federal judge has ruled that DADT violates the 1st amendment rights of LGBT Americans and does nothing for military readiness.

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The Moment of the Conference

Filed in National by on July 25, 2010 4 Comments

There were lots of interesting panels and great speeches at Netroots Nation this week, but the confrontation between Lt. Dan Choi who was discharged under DADT was probably the emotional highlight.

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Moderate: Unclear On The Concept

Filed in Delaware by on May 28, 2010 18 Comments

Last night so-called moderate Mike Castle voted against repeal of DADT. DADT repeal is supported by 78% of Americans.

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As DADT Repeal Vote Nears Professional Homophobes Go Nuclear

Filed in National by on May 27, 2010 8 Comments

The American Family Association warns us of gay Nazi deathsquads while Family Research Council warns of an outbreak of gay rape if DADT is repealed.

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DADT Repeal? There’s Movement!

Filed in National by on May 24, 2010 30 Comments

Steve Benen lays out what’s going on. Key votes pending in Congress this week on whether to repeal the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law that prohibits openly gay men and lesbians from serving in the military remain too close to call, advocates on both sides say. The Senate Armed Services Committee is expected to vote […]

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The Ghost Whisperer

Filed in National by on March 6, 2010 7 Comments

DADT repeal has been a hot topic this year, and surprisingly uncontroversial. The repeal is supported by more than 70% of Americans. John McCain has become one of the leaders in Congress against DADT-repeal. At one point during the hearing, McCain showed a letter which he claimed had been retired military officers against the repeal. […]

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Two-Faced John McCain

Filed in National by on February 3, 2010 19 Comments
Two-Faced John McCain

McCain’s duplicity is so obvious that even the mainstream media noticed the disconnect and left McCain’s spokeswoman scrambling for an explanation.

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DADT Repeal

Filed in National by on February 1, 2010 13 Comments

The New York Times covers the discussions about the DADT repeal in the Obama administration: But it was in Oval Office strategy sessions to review court cases challenging the ban — ones that could reach the Supreme Court — that Mr. Obama faced the fact that if he did not change the policy, his administration […]

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Looking Ahead: What Are The Next Big Congressional Fights?

Filed in National by on October 26, 2009 7 Comments

Health care reform is now entering the final phases of becoming a law – negotiation. Right now the big fight is what kind of public option we’ll get – triggered, opt out, robust (Medicare + 5) or level playing field. It’s certainly no reason to relax but let’s look ahead to what’s next on the […]

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