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Human Righst Campaign PRAISES Obama’s Handeling of DADT. UNFU#@KINGBELIEVABLE!

Oh get a load of this……..

Democratic lawmakers are happier with his handling of “don’t ask, don’t tell.” [No they’re not]

The House passed a repeal earlier this year, [it’s not a repeal] but it’s stuck in the Senate. The repeal is part of a massive defense bill, and most Republicans want at least two weeks of debate on that. However, Senate leaders hope to limit the lame-duck session to three weeks, and there are lots of items on the agenda.

The president has been working behind the scenes, calling key lawmakers and having Pentagon officials do so, too. [Obama has reportedly called Carl Levin, who was already on board. Who else did he call? The story says “lawmakers” – who did he call? And who have the Pentagon officials contacted in favor of repeal – name one wavering lawmaker any of them has called.]

“We’ve checked one big box, that military leaders support the policy,” said Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. [No they don’t. Mullen is supportive, while Gates is the reason repeal is on death’s door, because he just had to have his study, and it just had to be completed after the elections. And the rest of the joint chiefs are being a royal pain.]

They’ll check another Dec. 1, when the Pentagon is to finish its study on repeal.

Gay rights groups laud Obama’s effort. “He set out his priorities on this early in the year, and look how far it’s come. It just wasn’t always public,” said Joe Solmonese, the president of Human Rights CampaignSt. Louis Tribune

What a crock of shit!

It’s pretty pathetic that SOLMONSLEAZE and the HRC are now claiming that there’s been a super duper secret plan all along.

Tell me Joe/  What’s  HRC’s secret plan for getting DOMA repealed and ENDA passed in the next three weeks before Congress goes home and we’re screwed for years to come? What’s the secret plan to get UAFA and the federal employees benefits bill passed? For getting the hospital visitation memo, which can easily be ignored by the next president, put into law?

We had the best opportunity in history of making significant legislative progress on DADT, DOMA and ENDA – and a host of other gay rights issues – and HRC, President Obama and the Democratic congress blew it.

You know it and WE KNOW IT.  So don’t try to cover your worthless asses now. 

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

Solmonese and the HRC are nothing more than hopeless, stooges and nothing more than a White House lackey’s who spews the disinformation that are given him. They are a farce and a charlatan organization to continue trying to spin the failures of Obama as a secret plan and other puerile excuses for an out right homophobe who has no intention of ever standing up and actually doing anything substantial to further our rights

 It’s time that those in LGBT community are still drinking the HRC kool-aid. STOP. Because supporting this worthless, lyimg, brown nosing waste of an Organization who SELF PROCLAIMS to be our leader has and will continue to do us more harm than good as long as their are Horh d’oeuvre, cocktails, White House receptions and photo-ops available to them.

Top 13 Human Rights Campaign Salaries Topped $2.1 Million Last Year And All We Got Was A Lousey Tee Shirt!

Oh, thats right we didn’t even get a tee shirt.  Just some lame cocktail parties at the White House and a few crumbs.

AIDS and Human Rights Activist and Blogger Michael Petrelis of the Petrelis Files has a posting that reminds us just how worthless, pampered, greedy, and over-paid the HRC’s Top “Executives” and Little Joey Solmonsleaze truly are.

Michael rminds us, via Washington Blade, longtime reporter Lou Chibbaro’s story last year that had a salary survey of our gay and AIDS orgs’ executive directors that Joe Solmonese “took a voluntary pay cut of 10 percent, lowering his total compensation from $338,400 to $302,200 a year.  That was mighty BIG of LITTLE Joe especially since he is essentially worthless.  And this year when HRC released its most recent IRS 990 filing on August 14, HRC estimate for his pay was adjusted slightly, up to $307, 050. Whats an extra 4 Grand after all for an organization that CONSTANTLY begs the Community for money while doing jack shit. 

Then we are hit with this little piece of info.  JOE FLIES FIRST CLASS! (On pg 14)
Well considering that refunable Coach and First Class tickets ARE NEVER the same price thats a very strange and since Little Joe likes to fly and flitter about to all the Gay A list events like LA to walk the red carpet for an HRC “L Word” party, or to the Sundance Film Festival, to schmooze with indie, creative types, and lets not forget the BIG HRC Fundraising Events in NTC, North Carolina, and Los Angelos thats ALOT of free drinks and smoked almonds that Little joe has consumed on our dime instead of actually WORKING.

“HRC provided first class air travel on occasions for President Joe Solmonese, as permitted by policy adopted by the HRC Board. The president’s schedulue often requires last minute changes in travel plans, and therefore fully refundable tickets are frequently used. First class tickets were occasionally purchased in situations in which fully refundable coach tickets were comparably priced to first class tickets.”

But now lets talk about the OTHER HRC Board Executives and thier bloated salaries…

Cathy Nelson
$226,948

David Smith
$206,753

Martin Rouse
$170,958

Susanne Salkind
$170,578

Alison Herwitt
$163,891

James Rinefierd
$156,878

Robert Falk
$142,495

Christopher Speron
$140,173

Elizabeth Pursell
$138,970

Andrea Green
$132,192

Kevin Layton
$130,480

Ann Crowley
$127,813

Halcyon Mathis
$125,525

Total: $2,185,803

Nice work if you can get it.  And the amazing thing is that NOBODY knows what the fuck these people actually do to make these wonderful salaries while we go nowhere and remain second class citizens year after year! 

The HRC is nothing more than expenisve embaressing joke on our community at this moment.  Again and again they have proven themselves to be ineffectual and out of touch with the community, its frustraions, and its goals.  It has absolutely no sense of urgency when it comes to achiving our rights, (Probably because they will go out of business when we do), and it refuses to fight to its fullest for us.

There are ONLY two choices now.

One is to DEMAND the resignation of Joe Solmonese and the HRC Board and fill those spots with REAL Activists and Advocates and retool the entire organization.  And the other choice is to simply destroy it and cut our losses.

One thing is for sure though WE CANNOT ALLOW the HRC in its current form to continue to say that it represents us.  It is doing more harm than good and is a total embaressment and an insult to the memories of the REAL LGBT Gay Rights Activist and Advocates who not only fight today but have fought in the past to gain us our rights.