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Daily DADT News Clusterf**k Round-up – Early DADT Survey Release? Mark "I’m Not GAY" Kirk, Tony Perkins is SCARED, Lisa Murkowski Is Shady, and Susan Collins Is An Idiot.

* Former U.S. Army Arabic Linguist Ian Finkenbinder, who was discharged from the Army in December was one of the 13 activists arrested at the White House on Monday protesting “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”. Finkenbinder offers up a first-person tale of his first act of civil disobedience:

*  Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell is NOW telling reporters that it is “pushing for and…certainly see the merit in using that as a legislative vehicle to get repeal.” as compared to the past few weeks

*  Senator Carl Levin asks General Carter Ham, co-chairman of the Pentagon’s Working Group on Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, if he could make every effort to deliver the Pentagon report on ‘DADT’ before the December 1st deadline. – The answer is NO.

*  Senator-elect Mark “I’m not gay” Kirk (R-IL) will be seated on November 29th, putting him in the unique position of being able to vote on the repeal of DADT twice. Earlier this year as a House member, he infuriated LGBT supporters and reversed his previously pro-gay record by voting against the repeal, a move most said was a transparent attempt to pander votes from his teabagger opponent.  And if its one thing Mark Kirk knows its teabagging.

*  Newly elected Lisa Murkowski pf Alaska who beat out her caveman Teabagger opponent Joe Miller still won;t answer how she’ll vote on the DADT repeal like any typical Republican teabagger or not.

*Closet case Tony “Princess Tiny Meat”  Perkins, President of The Family Research Council, is afraid that if DADT is repealed it might cause the Draft to come back. (Which will cut into the amount of rough trade for him at the truck stop just outside Arlington, VA.)

* Whatever will  Senator Susan Collins who purports to be a supporter of LGBT equality do?  Be a good fair, and just  politician or be the bitch she was when sided with her GOP leader, Mitch McConnel, and chose procedure over equality and voted  against Defense Authorization bill/  Enquiring minds want to know/

Senator Carl Levin Now Says That The "DADT’ Repeal May Be Stripped from Defense Bill

Here comes the foreshadowing.

Senator Carl Levin is now acknowledging that the ‘DADT’ repeal amendment may have to be separated from the main Defense authorization bill:

“I’m trying to get the bill through Congress. I’m the committee chairman for a 900 page bill. ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ is two pages of 900 pages. My focus is different from the media focus. I’m just trying to get a bill passed,” Levin told reporters at the Capitol building on Tuesday.

While no final decisions have been made, Levin said one option was to separate the language on repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” from the rest of the bill, and then making two separate efforts to pass the both pieces of legislation.

“I’m trying to get both done. And if I can’t get both done, I want to get one of them done,” Levin said.

Who does Levin think he’s fooling? If DADT is stripped from the Defense authorization bill and addressed separately after the military report is issued there will not be enough time and Congress will focus on other lame duck legislature thats “more important” than civil rights. They know what the report contains, and  to wait 2 more weeks until after it is released is ludicrous. This is nothing more than Sen. Levin trying to pass the buck back to Obama since he doesn’t have the backbone to take a stand on this issue either.

And WE need to grow a backbone also.

If the DADT repeal is not passed I wish that every gay man and woman in the military would come out on the same day and then see see what happens to the readiness and morale our military.