| Register  | FAQ  | Search | Login 
It is currently Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:06 pm

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 36 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: DADT repealed!
PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 6:42 pm 
Offline
Trapped On A Desert Island With A Cow
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:28 am
Posts: 415
Location: Au
This is really awesome! Some of my faith in the democrats was restored today :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: DADT repealed!
PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:26 pm 
Offline
Huffs Nooch
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:28 pm
Posts: 134
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Wonderful! Though I am not a fan of military organisations, it's wonderful that an open policy of discrimination has been overturned!

_________________
Formerly known as Eucalypt.
Live in Brisbane, which got a casino and was nicknamed Brisvegas. Vegan from Brisvegas + bit too fond of puns = BrisVegan.

Santa whips his reindeer and broke the elves' UTM local back in 86. fork that guy! - Imitation of Chris


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: DADT repealed!
PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:20 pm 
Offline
Lactose Intolerant...Literally
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:27 pm
Posts: 722
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.

_________________
"Tact is just not saying true stuff. I'll pass."
"You know who doesn't care if you're a fat vegan? The animals." Isa


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: DADT repealed!
PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:25 am 
Offline
Inflexitarian
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:41 am
Posts: 731
Location: Atlanta, GA
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.

_________________
Website Blog Facebook Twitter Books


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: DADT repealed!
PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:13 pm 
Offline
Wears Durian Helmet
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:59 am
Posts: 889
Location: Dallas
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??

_________________
"Y'all can vegan in my face anytime." -choirqueer


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: DADT repealed!
PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:18 pm 
Offline
No gift receipt, guess you're stuck with it.
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:12 am
Posts: 169
Location: Abilene, TX
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.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: DADT repealed!
PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:34 pm 
Offline
Mispronounces Daiya
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:56 pm
Posts: 1464
Virginia's fighting it - http://wonkette.com/432951/cocky-virgin ... al-of-dadt

_________________
Like the beleaguered people of sub-Saharan Africa, I'll just go to Denny's. Solidarity!
-mumbles


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: DADT repealed!
PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:39 pm 
Offline
The Real Hamburger Helper
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:01 pm
Posts: 2213
Location: Maryland
It's about damned time this was finally repealed.

vegimator wrote:

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.

_________________
"Noooo! Karyn, you have to stop posting old Jensen pics. He looks way too smooth in those pics, like if I touch his face it'll feel like silk or bosoms or something."-mixmaster_mo
It's Raining Kale


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: DADT repealed!
PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:17 pm 
Offline
No gift receipt, guess you're stuck with it.
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:12 am
Posts: 169
Location: Abilene, TX
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.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: DADT repealed!
PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:46 pm 
Offline
Invented Vegan Meringue
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:08 pm
Posts: 4066
Location: Pennsylvania
Hellz flippin' yeah!

_________________
Music Therapy Blog
Personal Blog


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: DADT repealed!
PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:29 pm 
Offline
Not NOT A Furry

Joined: Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:41 pm
Posts: 460
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) is trying to block the repeal.

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

DC office - (202) 225-5672
El Cajon office - (619) 448-5201


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 36 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Template made by DEVPPL/ThatBigForum and fancied up by What Cheer