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DADT Round-Up: READ The Complete Survey, Survey Reactions, Obama’s DADT Statement, and WATCH The FULL FULL Pentagon Press Briefing

*  Read the Complete DADT Survey Results – It’s A-OK to br Gay and serve in the military.  So now it is now OFFICIAL.  Any resistance to the DADT repeal should be called out for what it really is.  Homophobic bigotry nothing less.  There are no more excuses

Read DADT Survey Report reactions from Senators Gillibrand, Udall, and Liebermann.  The People For The American Way,  Stonewall Democrats, OutServe and of course the HRC who of course can’t miss a Press Release moment even though they helped turn the DADT repeal into the clusterfuck it had become by fumbling the ball the past two years.

*  President Obama releases statement about the DADT Report findings.  “I have pledged to repeal the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law because it weakens our national security, diminishes our military readiness, and violates fundamental American principles of fairness and equality by preventing patriotic Americans who are gay from serving openly in our armed forces” Blah, blah, blah Talk is cheap – where’s the rest of the action, Obama? It’s time to pony up and make good on your promises to the GLBT community.

*  Watch yesterdays FULL Pentagon Press Briefing on the released DADT Study results below 

VIDEO: John McCain Wants Another ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Study Because This One Wasn’t Homophobic Enough

On Meet the Press this morning, Senator John McCain, America’s number 1 hoimophobic asshole with a Napoleon Complex is very unhappy and stamping his littlle eviul feet that the results of the Pentagon’s DADT study were leaked, because now he’s saying he won’t listen to those results:

“I will listen to our military leaders, and not a study that is leaked.”

McCain also criticizes the study itself, and says it took the wrong approach:

“All four service chiefs are saying we need a thorough and complete study of the effects, not how to implement the repeal, but the effects on morale and battle effectiveness. That’s what I want, and once we get this study, we need to have hearings and we need to examine it and look at whether it’s the kind of study that we wanted. It isn’t in my view.”

David Gregory also asked what he thought of Cindy McCain’s recent statements on DADT. Said McCain: “I respect the first amendment rights of every member of my family.”

That is until after they say it and you brow beat them at home into issuing a statement saying that they don;t mean it and really support you McCain.  Isn’tt hat what you mean?

DADT Survey Shows Gays In The Military Is No BFD – (Video)

The homophobic DADT repeal survey that cost over 45 Million dollars and has created a huge stall in the process because soldiers get to have a voice in every decision that the Pentagon makes *snort* has come back and the results are leaking out.  The outcome?   American troops actually might deal with openly gay soldiers just fine. Duh.

Most soldiers say they’d have no problem serving and living with comrades they know to be.

• Many troops “strongly objected” to the idea that they would quit the military if DADT was repealed, but a majority did not.
• Many soldiers said if they do have questions about a gay soldier, they will feel comfortable speaking to that person directly, though some did say they would go up the chain of command with a complaint.
• The Marines had the highest number of respondents saying they would have issue with gays — and no wonder. If they’re listening to their chief Gen. James Conway, who has been quite open and loud in saying to those in his command and to America that homosexuals are just disgusting. 

Which just goes to prove that soldiers follow what their leaders say.  They say Gay is okay and the soldiers will follow.

The president will receive a final report Dec. 1.  If more stalls and trouble happens after this good outcome of the survey  Then there are no more \excuses that the pentagon and the Obama administration can give.

Watch uber-cute Richard Engle and Rachel Maddow discuss the finding below

4.5 Million Dollar DADT Survey Insulting, Offensive, and RIGGED (Survey Documents Included)

This week the Pentagon sent out  to 400,000 active duty and reserve troops about the repealing of DADT A copy of the survey was provided to The Washington Post by the University of California’s Palm Center, which studies gays in the military. The group said it obtained the questionnaire from an active duty service member who received it.
Questions include….

* “Do you currently serve with a male or female service member you believe to be homosexual?”
*  In the unit where you had a leader you believe to be gay or lesbian, about how many other unit members also believed the leader to be gay or lesbian?
*  Have you shared a room, berth or field tent with a service member you believed to be homosexual?
*  Have you been assigned to share bath facilities with an open bay shower that is also used by a service member you believed to be homosexual (and also asked how they might behave in such situations in combat.)
*  If don’t ask, don’t tell is repealed and a gay or lesbian service member attended a military social function with a same-sex partner, which are you most likely to do?”

— Continue to attend military social functions
— Stop bringing my spouse, significant other or other family members with me to military social functions
— Stop attending military social functions
— Something else
— Don’t know
*  If don’t ask, don’t tell is repealed and a gay or lesbian service member attended a military social function with a same-sex partner, which are you most likely to do?”

— Continue to attend military social functions
— Stop bringing my spouse, significant other or other family members with me to military social functions
— Stop attending military social functions
— Something else
— Don’t know

We’re not playing games here, we’re trying to figure out what the attitudes of our force are, what the potential problems are with repeal,” said Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell. “We need this survey and we need people to participate in this survey to get a sense of the attitudes of the force.”

Bullshit!

Sure you are playing games.  These questions are asking how a person “feels” as opposed to asking relevant questions like: “Were you ever threatened in any way by a gay or lesbian and how?” These questions seem to justify and condone prejudice. If I say my neighbor gives me the heebie-jeebies, is that enough to deny him some of his rights?.  Not only are you playing games this survey is downright insulting and offensive to Gays and Lesbian who are now serving in silence, will serve in the future, have served in the past, and have lost thier lives defending the “so-called” freedom  this country where they themselves must hide and are treated as second class citizens.

Oh and thre cost to us for this offenise skewed crazy survey. 4.5 Million dollars

As SLDN executive director Aubrey Sarvis says: 

Surveying the troops is unprecedented; it did not happen in 1948 when President Truman ended segregation and it did not happen in 1976 when the service academies opened to women, Even when the military placed women on ships at sea, the Pentagon did not turn to a survey on how to bring about that cultural change.”

I tell you after all this it’s a wonder why any gay or lesbian still wants to defend this country that treats us as pariahs.