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 Post subject: Re: DADT repealed!
PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 6:42 pm 
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This is really awesome! Some of my faith in the democrats was restored today :)


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 Post subject: Re: DADT repealed!
PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:26 pm 
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Wonderful! Though I am not a fan of military organisations, it's wonderful that an open policy of discrimination has been overturned!

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 Post subject: Re: DADT repealed!
PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:20 pm 
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molly wrote:
It almost irritates me how Congress passed this so quickly, now that they know their time is limited. Why didn't they have this sense of urgency for the past 2 years? Think of how much they could have accomplished.


According to the analysts on NPR the passing of this bill was most likely tied into the compromise Obama reached on the tax bill.

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 Post subject: Re: DADT repealed!
PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:25 am 
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This has brought me so much joy I can't even express it.

Molly I totally agree with your sentiments. It's funny how congress can pass some things in just a day but will fight over other things until the end of time. I'm glad this was one of those things that they passed quickly.

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 Post subject: Re: DADT repealed!
PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:13 pm 
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BluePlasticStraw wrote:
molly wrote:
It almost irritates me how Congress passed this so quickly, now that they know their time is limited. Why didn't they have this sense of urgency for the past 2 years? Think of how much they could have accomplished.


According to the analysts on NPR the passing of this bill was most likely tied into the compromise Obama reached on the tax bill.


Wow, so they are saying that compromise actually works?? Who'da thunk??

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 Post subject: Re: DADT repealed!
PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:18 pm 
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I'm in the Air Force, and I couldn't be happier about this! Nothing's really going to change per se, at least from what I've witnessed (dissidents will still be close-minded, and all of the LGBT servicemembers I know opened up to their coworkers years ago), but it's still damn great that this ridiculous policy is dying.


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 Post subject: Re: DADT repealed!
PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:34 pm 
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Virginia's fighting it - http://wonkette.com/432951/cocky-virgin ... al-of-dadt

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 Post subject: Re: DADT repealed!
PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:39 pm 
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It's about damned time this was finally repealed.

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I cross the Potomac and everything goes to hell! I'm so, so sick of that governor trying to run VA as an independent nation, and I don't even live there anymore. Contrary to popular belief, Maryland is actually for lovers.

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 Post subject: Re: DADT repealed!
PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:17 pm 
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vegimator wrote:

Since it's for their National Guard, that could very well work in some way (at least as far as I know), except all National Guardsmen go through basic training at the federal level, where everyone else (whether active, reserve, or guard) goes. If Virginia actually could do that, they'd lose such a massive amount of federal funding that it'd be a joke.


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 Post subject: Re: DADT repealed!
PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:46 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: DADT repealed!
PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:29 pm 
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Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) is trying to block the repeal.

Call his offices and tell the Congressman to knock it off.

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