* Oh for the good old days when GetEQUAL and it’s Founder and Co-Director Robin McGehee would be sending out tons of Press Releases to EVERYONE in hopes that someone would print them. (After all, they have the Former HRC PR Assistant Brad Luna on a paid retainer to communicate with the Community.) But now, McGhee after her last trip to the White House to meet wih Deputy Director of the Office of Public Engagement Brian Bond has started giving “EXCLUSIVE” interviews, while the rest of us wait around for the news. And it turns out that McGehee and GetEQUAL has also been talking and discussing strategies with HRC and NGLTF the same two groups that have gotten us into the mess we are in by wasting the opportunity that we had the past two years to move forward. Are McGehee and GetEQUAL selling out?
* Senator Joseph I. Lieberman is saying that they have the 60 Votes needed to pass the DADT Repeal. I’ve heard that before. Fool me once….
* Senators Susan Collins and Carl Lugar are saying that they will vote YES on the DADT repeal only if there will be a guarantee of a fair and open amendment process. Personally, I’m tired of bitching about how Republicans and some Democrats are “preventing DADT repeal”. This whole “legislative” process is utterly irrelevant and the kabuki bullshit about this non-repeal language that “needs to pass” doesn’t even need to be happening AT ALL. All that needs to happen is for Obama to drop the appeal of the DADT court case and then it’s a done deal. Whoever thought that ANYONE would have to try this HARD and deal with this much BULLSHIT just for the right to fight for their country.
*Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) has an itsy bitsy problem with the DADT Repeal. Like everything: “I would still have a problem with it because there’s no question to mainstream homosexuality within active duty military would have an impact on unit cohesion would have an impact on recruitment, an impact on readiness, that’s been established and written about and chronicled for many many years and I believe we need to continue to keep the focus of our military on the mission of the military”.LIAR . In his book “Conduct Unbecoming” the late Randy Shilts lists precisely how many studies of gays in the military had been done up til then. And yes, there here were a ton of them — and that book came out in the late 80’s. And what conclusion did those studies come to? The same as the new survey. THAT THERE WOULD BE NO IMPACT.
Mike Pence is a Dangerous man….look at him, hate fills him….and wouldn’t he look oh sooo cute in a Nazi Uniform…..it would fit him perfectly