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DADT Not On Remaining Congressional Schedule, Might Be Dead

Here we go.  Fucked again without lube!

House Majority Leader Senator Harry Reid announced the scheduling for the next two weeks in the Senate, in which the Defense Bill with the DADT repeal included is Missing In Actiion.  Or in others words its NOT on the schedule.  Reid lays out the schedule for now until December 17th, when the Senate adjourns. In it, there’s no mention of the Defense bill, or DADT repeal. Finally, he is prodded by a colleague to say something on the Defense bill.

Which Reid then talks about as an after thought!
Reid states that the major sticking point on the Defense bill is the amendment process. The Republicans, of course, are demanding an “open amendment process”  Reid says he would be open to considering some amendments if there are time agreements on those amendments.

What a bunch of good for nothings.  The Dems, The Repubs, Obama, Our Orgs. 

Once again we get NOTHING.  How long are we going to sit back and take this?

And someone PLEASE explain to me why they 8 DAYS off  BEFORE Christmas/

Video – Watch Bill Maher Call Obama "Whimpy and Wussy" on CNN’s "Fareed Zakaria GPS" – TESTIFY BOTHER!

“I thought, when we elected the first black president, as a comedian, I thought two years in, I’d be making jokes about what a gangsta he was, you know?. Instead we’ve got “President Wayne Brady.”

Democratic Iowa House Majority Leader Mike Gronstal Vows To Block Vote On Gay Marriage Admendment

Despite sweeping GOP gains in Iowa government Tuesday and the removal of the three Iowa judges and the fact that Republicans will occupy the governor’s office and will control the Iowa House next year, and there’s a chance that final results could give Republicans a 25-25 deadlock in the Iowa Senate.

But Iowa Senate Democrats will still maintain at least equal power which will give Majority Leader Mike Gronstal authority to prevent a vote on a marriage amendment to the state constitution.  Which he has vowed he will do.

There’s no mechanism whereby senators, even a majority of senators, can override the majority leader, and Gronstal believes the right thing means protecting the civil rights of gays and lesbians. He reaffirmed Wednesday that he won’t bow to pressure, no matter how nasty it gets. 

“The easy political thing for me to do years ago would have been to say, ‘Oh, let’s let this thing go. It’s just too political and too messy,’ ” Gronstal said. “What’s ugly is giving up what you believe in, that everybody has the same rights. Giving up on that? That’s ugly.”

Gronstal said he hopes the Senate doesn’t waste time on parliamentary maneuvers or partisan games connected to gay marriage. “We’re going to focus on creating jobs and moving Iowa’s economy forward,” he said. “The election is over. Iowans have spoken. Iowans are tired of the elections. Our job now is to find common ground.”

Source – The Des Moines Register

The First Results Of The DADT Repeal Survey Leaked In The L.A, Times And It’s Not Good

The Los Angeles Times has leaked some of the first results of the horribly homophobic and offensive survey that the Pentagon sent out to over 400,000 active military members of the Armed Forces regarding the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell .

In the L.A. Times Story “Scholars question weight of Judge Virginia Phillips’ order overturning the law and halting all Defense Department proceedings aimed at discharging gay and lesbian personnel. ruling and the Obama Administration and the Justice Department appealing the decision to, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco or the U.S. Supreme Court to lift Phillips’ order while a full appeal goes forward and the DADT repeal slowly makes its way through Congress.  The litigation on the constitutionality of the law could go on for years said Aaron Tax, legal director for Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, an organization that represents gay and lesbian military personnel.

At the end of the article the L.A. Times reports on the first results of the infamous DADT survey: (That cost the country over $400,000.00)

The Pentagon task force charged with examining the issue is “well along” in formulating recommendations, and the ruling is not expected to affect its work, another senior military officer.

The task force found deep resistance to the idea of repealing the law in some elements of the armed services, especially within the combat units, an officer familiar with the findings said. But the surveys also have found segments of the military who were not overly worried about allowing gays and lesbians to serve, the officer said.

One really has to wonder WHY the repeal of DADT has become such a clusterfuck. And why the Obama Administration is so hellbent on ONLY willing to follow a Congressional repeal to the end. Over 79 percent of Americans believe that DADT should end.  That it has reached this point because of political games, posturing, internal homophobia and just plain bullshit on the Federal level is an embarrassment to our country and HIGHLY OFFENSIVE to the LGBT Community and all Americans in general.

On has to wonder what the real motivation is behind this.  And why the surveys are so important.  Months ago there was a report about the possibility of segregation of Lesbian and Gay troops when DADT was repealed which the Pentagon “promises” will never happen.  And now we hear that in the heavily skewed survey that the Pentagon has sent out that they are “finding deep resistance” in combat units.  Could they possibly be setting up the repeal to done in such a way that gays and lesbians will be able to serve but NOT in combat units like women during WW2, Korea, and Vietnam?

There is so much blame to go around on why this has happened..  Blame on the Obama Administration, and the President himself.  Blame on the Pentagon, certain Democrats, the entire obstructionist Republican Party (with a special shout out to Olympia Snowe and Blanche Lincoln for being cowards), John “Grandpa Munster” McCain and of course our shame and of course the monumental failure of the Human Rights Campaign.

This is a travesty and an insult to us all.  Gay and Straight.

We are no longer the most hated country in the world (except by our own countrymen) we are now the biggest laughingstocks

Obama Administration Department Of Justice Files Last Minute Appeal To Dedend DOMA in Gill v. Office of Personnel Management

Just mere hours AFTER a Federal Judge ordered The Obama Administration to cease all “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” discharges immediately.  Obama’s Department of Justice will appeal the recent the victory in the recent DOMA Lawsuit that found DOMA discriminatory and would force the government to federally recognize all same sex marriages that have been performed in Massachusetts.

The Department of Justice filed a notice of appeal in the case of Gill v. Office of Personnel Management, the challenge brought by Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) to Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Representing seven married same-sex couples and three widowers, GLAD filed Gill in March 2009. The case was heard in May 2010 by U.S. District Court Joseph L. Tauro, who issued a decision finding DOMA Section 3 unconstitutional on July 8, 2010.

We fully expected an appeal and are more than ready to meet it head on,” said Mary L. Bonauto, GLAD’s Civil Rights Project Director. “DOMA brings harm to families like our plaintiffs every day, denying married couples and their children basic protections like health insurance, pensions, and Social Security benefits. We are confident in the strength of our case.

The case is now before the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. The next step will be for the government to file its brief to that court arguing that Judge Tauro’s ruling was wrong. GLAD will then file its brief in opposition to the government, and finally the government will file a reply brief. At that point, the appeal will be scheduled for oral argument. Briefing could be concluded by the spring of 2011 with oral argument to follow by the fall of 2011.

The government also today filed its notice of appeal in the related case Commonwealth of Massachusetts vs. Department of Health and Human Services.

Co-counsel in the Gill case are attorneys from the firms Foley Hoag LLP, Sullivan & Worcester LLP, Jenner & Block LLP, and Kator, Parks & Weiser, PLLC.

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders is New England’s leading legal organization dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status, and gender identity and expression

That my readers is out fierce fucking advocate at work.

But hey, just remember what the HRC keeps telling us that the Administration is on our side and we owe this President our gratitude.

Republican North Carolina State Representative Larry Brown Sernds Out Anti-Gay Email Calling Gays ‘Queers’ And ‘Fruitloops’

Republican North Carolina State Representaive Larry Brown sent his fellow House Republicans an e-mail last week where he referred to gays as “queers” and “fruitloops.”
Brown was responding to an e-mail House Minority Leader Paul Stam of Apex sent to members of his caucus about House Speaker Joe Hackney getting an award from the Equality NC Foundation, a gay-rights group. Brown congratulated  Hackney on getting an award from the gay Foundation: writing  “I hope all the queers are thrilled to see him. I am sure there will be a couple legislative fruitloops there in the audience”

Brown sent the email to over 60 people.

You know whats really infuriating about this?  If the fat good old boy bigot replaced “queers” or “fruitloops” with the n-word or anti-Semitic reference he’d be out of a job or facing some very serious shit. But just because they are anti-gay references, he could possibly get away with it even without apologizing.

So lets all contact this pathetic excuse for a human being and Larry “Bud” Mehlman lookalike hillbilly and let him know that he sucks.

Email: Larry.Brown@ncleg.net
Legislative Mailing Address:
NC House of Representatives
300 N. Salisbury Street, Room 609
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

Jared Polis To Log Canin Republicans (Bald) Head R. Clarke Cooper On Chris Matthew’s Hardball: "Clark has a tough job being a member of a club that doesn’t want him as a member." (VIDEO)

Chris Matthews covered the Sen. Saxby Chambliss “all faggots must die” scandal last night and had on as guests openly gay Rep. Jared Polis and Log Cabin head R. Clarke Cooper to discuss what should happen next n Ckambi\liss;\’ office. 

Cooper tries to defensd of the GOP, saying that there aren’t any gay haters in the GOP’s offices. Matthews responds amazed  “Not at ALL?” then Jared Polis comes out with the best line ever about Clark  “Clark has a tough job being a member of a club that doesn’t want him as a member.”

YEA JARED!  Thats what we need!  More SNARK and less PC bullshit!

I LOVES ME some Jared Polis right now!

Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss Admits: "It Was My Guy That Said "All Faggots Must Die", Keith Oberman Reports (Video)

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that Republican Senator. Saxby Chamblis has admitted that it was one of his staffesr that left the comment “All faggots must die” on the Joe. My. God  blog on Tuesday.

U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss’ office has determined it was indeed the source of a highly publicized homosexual-bashing slur on an Internet site. But in a statement, Chambliss’ office said it has not discovered exactly who was behind the slur, and has turned the matter over to the Senate Sergeant At Arms. “The (Sergeant at Arms) has worked side by side with our personnel to determine whether the comment in question emanated from our office. That appears to be the case,” an unsigned statement from Chambliss’ press office read. “There has not been a determination as to who posted the comment,” the statement read. “That part of the review is ongoing, and is now in the hands of the Senate Sergeant at Arms.” Spokeswomen for Chambliss did not return a reporters phone calls or emails seeking more details

Typical sociopathic behaviour from Chambliss. No remorse. Pass the buck. ‘Hey I’m not responsible, some other asshole did it! Ad nauseum, ad infinitum.

Meanwhile Keith Oberman and cutie Dan Savage discussed this disturbing turn of events on Oberman’s show last night.

Sarah Palin’s Mama Grizzlies; Mom’s Know Whats Best and Grizzlies F*#k You Up! (Video)

The awesomely talented DC Douglas.who’s best known as the voice of certain Geico commercials and who was  fired by the insurance company after leaving a voicemail for Tea Party group FreedomWorks is putting his tiome to good use.

Check out this video for Sarah Palin 2010 Mid-Term Voter’s Guide! Pass it on to any upstanding Christian American voter you know!

Crazy Psycho Tea Bagging Witch Christine O’Donnell: "Homosexuals Are Psychologically Defective"

Republican//Tea Bagging Senate candidate Christine “I had a picnic in a blood stained satanic altar” O’Donnell told a reporter, “People are created in God’s image. Homosexuality is an identity adopted through societal factors. It’s an identity disorder.” (Talk about the pot calling the kettle. Or should it be the cauldron calling the lid?)

O’Donnell’s suggestion that gays suffer from a psychological disorder is far worse than other comments about gays that have already gotten media attention, such as her claim that the government spent too much on AIDS and her insistence that “gays get away with so much.” Also: Last week O’Donnell insisted that her rigid moralistic views represent long-ago youthful excesses. But as late as 2006, she was apparently still suggesting that gays are suffering from some sort of mental illness that has caused them to stray from God’s “image.” Indeed, this would appear to put O’Donnell squarely in the camp of those who liken homosexuality to pedophilia and bestiality – The Washington Post

Theres just a whole lotta crazy going on there.  PLEASE someone thropw a bucket of water on her so we can watch her melt.