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adaydreamDec. 20, 2010 - 02:07AM JST
The democrats may not get everything and may even lose some fights, but this has passed. Cry republicans, blubber and whine....it's law now.
And as far as bringing back the draft, the democrats aren't even looking at this. Yes, the US Military is a volunteer organization. And this new law won't change this. < :-)
Posted in: U.S. Senate votes to overturn military gay ban
adaydreamDec. 19, 2010 - 02:37PM JST
Obama could have ended DADT with the stroke of a pen. And we know as soon as he did it somebody would be filing lawsuit after lawsuit. That's why he didn't do so and waited till it was passed as legislation. Challenging it would be much harder. Damn near impossible.
Smart move. < :-)
adaydreamDec. 19, 2010 - 01:33PM JST
No skipthesong I don't like enlisted dressing like officers or officers dressing like enlisted. Just gross. < :-)
adaydreamDec. 19, 2010 - 01:23PM JST
Right. < :-)
adaydreamDec. 19, 2010 - 12:07PM JST
The outstanding thing is DADT has been repealed. < :-)
adaydreamDec. 19, 2010 - 09:22AM JST
I am so glad to see this repealed. I served with gays and was proud to serve with them no less or more than my heterosexual compatriots. I never felt a threat or uncomfortable. I felt more uncomfortable around those who were so bigoted and racist.
sensei258 - Why do gays try so hard for their lifestyle to be "open and accepted"? Keep your bedroom habits to yourself, we don't need to know.
They aren't asking to take their lifestyle outside the bedroom. They are asking to serve next to their heterosexual comrades.
It's like when you finally get a chance to rest and you'd like to have a beer with someone without worrying that somebody is going to out you and get you discharged. There are still rules about open displays of affection, there are rules about places and times when you hold hands for instance. These aren't going to change.
It's a good move for America. < :-)
adaydreamDec. 18, 2010 - 10:58AM JST
Molenir, yes it does. There is a common denominator. george bush. he started all this, prosecuted the war poorly and couldn't complete it. Lied, allowed torture and then slimed away without completing what "he" started 7 years earlier.
Yeah I know I voted for Obama, but he didn't start the war. He assumed the responsibility of 2 poorly managed wars.
Get the troops out. < :-)
Posted in: Obama claims major progress as Afghan war rolls on
adaydreamDec. 18, 2010 - 10:51AM JST
Yeah, NK do something. Let's finish this damn impasse between NK/SK. End it once and for all. <:-)
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adaydreamDec. 18, 2010 - 10:49AM JST
We hope so. < :-)
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adaydreamDec. 18, 2010 - 10:44AM JST
The same Bill Clinton who got reelected. Yeah him.
This was a sorry mistake. I'm disappointed. <:-)
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adaydreamDec. 17, 2010 - 02:18PM JST
Oh I won't debate that with you WilliB. george bush showed us what not to do.
Get the troops out of Afghanistan. < :-)
adaydreamDec. 17, 2010 - 01:19PM JST
If it was up to Obama supporters like myself, we'd have gone in with sufficient troops to begin with and done the job right and never wasted time, lives, equipment or money and never gone into Iraq. < :-)
adaydreamDec. 17, 2010 - 08:43AM JST
So quickly people want to forget that george bush started this war under good intentions, we thought, then left the US Military with measly support and went on to Iraq and to mismanage that war, also.
Obama done a great job trying to manage two wars, especially in Afghanistan. < :-)
adaydreamDec. 17, 2010 - 06:54AM JST
I voted for Obama. Up until now I've been pretty happy with what he's done. However, this tax compromise sucks.
If this bill passes we'll be borrowing money to pay for the continuance or tax cuts that were only intended to be temporary. Actually, bush wanted them permanent but they would never have gotten through because people knew we couldn't afford this.
Obama has torqued me off on this one. < :-)
Posted in: Senate sends tax-rate bill to House
adaydreamDec. 17, 2010 - 06:47AM JST
So Badsey and SuperLib who is supposed to pay for the BP accident? < :-)
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adaydreamDec. 07, 2010 - 11:09PM JST
skipthesong I've never alluded to my income as 6 figure. I'm a federal retiree on a fixed income now.
We're deep indebt, deficit growing and war for another 10 years. The cost has to be paid. Borrowing $4Trillion to pay these tax breaks is asinine. < :-)
Posted in: Obama, GOP reach deal to extend tax cuts
adaydreamDec. 07, 2010 - 09:24AM JST
I'm extremely disappointed in this. They'd had passed unemployment insurance extension, there are republicans that are out of jobs too.
This sucks. < :-)
adaydreamNov. 24, 2010 - 01:38PM JST
Agree smithinjapan. < :-)
Posted in: Obama says U.S. will defend South Korea
adaydreamNov. 20, 2010 - 01:12PM JST
Everybody is supposed to pay their taxes. Wesley thought he was above it all. The same as a lot of people. I hope they are sent to prison. I have no mercy for this crap. < :-)
Posted in: Wesley Snipes ordered to surrender in tax case
adaydreamNov. 20, 2010 - 01:09PM JST
Prayers for these guys. They really put their life out there. < :-)
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