Saturday, September 25, 2010

We interrupt our regularly scheduled blather for this pissy rant. We'll return to mindless drivel shortly.

In October, 2006, John McCain said, "The day that the leadership of the military comes to me and says, 'Senator, we ought to change the policy,' then I think we ought to consider seriously changing it." Those are his words, spoken on the record at Iowa State University, on October 19, 2006.

On Tuesday February 2, 2010, Joint Chiefs Chairman Mike Mullen called repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell "the right thing to do." Defence Secretary Robert M. Gates told the Armed Services Committee that he "fully support(ed) the president's decision" to repeal the policy. Sen. McCain's sleazy shift to retain favour with the Party of No began almost immediately. It's gotten sleazier and shiftier, and culminated in his public temper tantrum on the floor of the Senate.

What is the f*cking problem here? How is it relevant to his or her position where a soldier's heart seeks happiness? Are you suggesting, Mr. Senator, that you believe an openly homosexual soldier is less able to do their job? Are you HONESTLY saying you believe that a professional soldier who happens to prefer the company of a similarly gendered person is somehow inferior in capability or judgment? Are you not suggesting, but STATING that you have no confidence in the dedication of those who serve with gay and lesbian soldiers to fulfill their appointed duties because of that "distraction?" Is that really what you're saying from up there on your morally superior throne, because that's really the way it sounds down here in the cheap seats.

How dare you, Senator? How dare you demean not only the dedicated soldiers in our military who are homosexual, but also those who are not. How dare you insinuate that homosexual attraction is more of a distraction, more of a threat than heterosexual attraction. How dare you stand in the People's House and proclaim your support of a policy that not only legitimizes discrimation but encourages it. You should be ashamed, Senator McCain, and I sincerely hope you are, but I doubt it. You have no doubt secured yourself the support of a few more fear-driven voters. Maybe more than a few. In your position, sir, I'd rather speak honourably and lose, than win and be unable to live with myself.

talk amongst yourselves if you like - no comments here today.

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