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Repeal of Military Gay Ban Clears Final Senate Hurdle Before Passage

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posted on Dec, 18 2010 @ 01:54 PM
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Repeal of Military Gay Ban Clears Final Senate Hurdle Before Passage


www.foxnews.com

WASHINGTON -- After two failed attempts, Senate Democrats cleared the way Saturday for passage of a landmark bill that would end the Clinton-era ban on gays serving openly in the military and mark a major triumph for President Obama, liberals and the gay community.

In an unusual weekend session, senators voted 63-33 to advance a bill ending the Pentagon's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

The repeal, which passed the House this week, could win final passage by Saturday afternoon. The Senate plans to vote at 3 p.m.
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posted on Dec, 18 2010 @ 01:54 PM
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Well there ya go. a major wedge issue is now resolved and the liberals have won.

now gay men and women can open up and die for misguided and corrupt policies just like straight men and women


this is a good move overall for equality in a nation that presents itself as a nation of equals no matter this, that, etc.

McCain did give a opposing speech...reminding the people one last time how much 10 years can change a man. Sadly, McCain's final legacy in the senate will be "that guy whom flip flopped and tried to keep people from being equal"..written in history books as "that one.." like the senators whom opposed freeing the slaves, or giving blacks equal rights, etc...

Anyhow...Congratulations America...finally we started being just a little less hypocritical..still a long way to go, but its good to know that we have not stagnated.

www.foxnews.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Dec, 18 2010 @ 02:09 PM
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Maybe now the government can work on legal gay marriage...

my preference actually would be for the government to simply not acknowledge marriage as some sort of legal arrangement...give everyone civil unions seperate from weddings and let the churches figure out if they want to marry people.

marriage is a religious ceremony...not sure why the government is trying to regulate it to begin with.



posted on Dec, 18 2010 @ 02:23 PM
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As much as I should be pleased that the world is moving away from discrimination based on life choices that don't really harm anyone (although, haven't soldiers been doing each other since the dark ages? Or is that just sailors?), there are two issues that I have with this little gem...

1) Does anyone actually want to (and therefore campaign for the right to) die for their country these days? And anyone saying yes, is that really any different from suicide-bombers?

(Okay, so I recognise that joining the army is not equal to dying for your country, but i had to say something serious before the second point)

SECOND POINT INVALID AND QUITE OFFENSIVE NOW THAT I HAVE WORKED OUT WHAT THE HEADLINE MEANT.


[size=-3]The word passage is still funny, though
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posted on Dec, 18 2010 @ 02:30 PM
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Originally posted by TheWill

Repeal of Military Gay Ban Clears Final Senate Hurdle Before Passage


I'm sorry, but any headline that mentions any sort of sexuality and the word "passage" can never be taken seriously (or am I just smut-minded?)


No, they do this stuff. It's called neuro-linguistic programming, and it's just like all the news stations were calling the Wikileaks cable releases "dumps" (just like doo-doo). And just like they call guerrilla fighters in Iraq "insurgents," as if they're coming from somewhere besides Iraq. The MSM channels all do this and it's just one more form of brainwashing. Towards what agenda in this case, I couldn't say, except maybe to offend people.
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posted on Dec, 18 2010 @ 02:32 PM
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Just now offically passed. History made. interesting

next up, START.


btw, the immigrants get no DREAM..they only won the vote by a little bit..which means its all about the filibuster (nothing gets done without a supermajority)



posted on Dec, 18 2010 @ 02:33 PM
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I have been brainwashed to laugh at smutty words rather than focus on the actual informational content of headlines...

I am suitably ashamed.



posted on Dec, 18 2010 @ 02:42 PM
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Welcome to the beginning of the END of the United States.

Just exactly what the gays and liberals wanted.

Have fun!



posted on Dec, 18 2010 @ 02:47 PM
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Originally posted by Intelearthling
Welcome to the beginning of the END of the United States.


So your an optimist then...else you would have said the end of the end



posted on Dec, 18 2010 @ 02:49 PM
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Originally posted by TheWill
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I have been brainwashed to laugh at smutty words rather than focus on the actual informational content of headlines...

I am suitably ashamed.


heh, no problem, I actually replied to your initial post with like 10 different pun titles...but decided not to hit the button...
we are all brainwashed to make jokes...some simply catch themselves before they finally click that button

(there were some fairly amusing ones..damn, comedy gold given up for political correctness...)

ok, can a gay or lesbian member of ATS please make the first amusing headline alternative



posted on Dec, 18 2010 @ 02:56 PM
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Why is it the END of the United States?

The UK lifted its ban on lesbians and gays serving in the armed forces in 2000, and last time I looked we were all still here - no panic in the streets - no END of the UK.....

The reason opponents of lesbian and gay equality don't want gays serving in the military is because it demonstrates that the old limp-wristed and/or "only interested in sex" stereotypes are completely false, when heterosexual soldiers serve alongside, and witness the professionalism and bravery of their lesbian and gay colleagues - as happened in WW2.
edit on 18-12-2010 by Nonvexatious because: To correct a spelling mistake



posted on Dec, 18 2010 @ 02:56 PM
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Oh, and wanted to give a special shout out to everyone favorite religious organization:

with the time honored salute to the result of your efforts:



posted on Dec, 18 2010 @ 03:15 PM
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Originally posted by Intelearthling
Welcome to the beginning of the END of the United States.

Just exactly what the gays and liberals wanted.

Have fun!


I bet he is the type of poster who posts his crap once and never retyrns to the thread to back up his stupid posts! So, explain yourself why this means the begining of the end for the united states?



posted on Dec, 18 2010 @ 03:18 PM
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This is great news,as far as McCain is concerned I cannot write what I think of this so called hero who sold out during the Viet Nam war..

I commend all in the House and Senate who voted to finally repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell.



posted on Dec, 18 2010 @ 03:18 PM
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Originally posted by Jay-morris

Originally posted by Intelearthling
Welcome to the beginning of the END of the United States.

Just exactly what the gays and liberals wanted.

Have fun!


I bet he is the type of poster who posts his crap once and never retyrns to the thread to back up his stupid posts! So, explain yourself why this means the begining of the end for the united states?


sniper troll...the internets version of mailbox baseball...smack and drive.



posted on Dec, 18 2010 @ 03:23 PM
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Welcome to the beginning of the END of the United States.

Just exactly what the gays and liberals wanted.


Gays getting into the army is part of the secret gay agenda to secure control of the military and use it to enact their vengeance!?!? God damn liberals I say!



posted on Dec, 18 2010 @ 03:27 PM
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Originally posted by SaturnFX

Originally posted by Intelearthling
Welcome to the beginning of the END of the United States.


So your an optimist then...else you would have said the end of the end



I emphasized END because that's where gays want it.


I found this. It's where our military is headed.


Besides, gays could already serve in the military. All they had to do is keep their MOUTH SHUT! [pun intended]


I don't care what happens to the United States now. It's not the same United States anymore. Far worse than I could ever imagine it being. I care about real Americans, but not the United States that's been hijacked by the anti-American left.



posted on Dec, 18 2010 @ 03:31 PM
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Originally posted by Jay-morris

Originally posted by Intelearthling
Welcome to the beginning of the END of the United States.

Just exactly what the gays and liberals wanted.

Have fun!


I bet he is the type of poster who posts his crap once and never retyrns to the thread to back up his stupid posts! So, explain yourself why this means the begining of the end for the united states?


You just don't get it do you? I can't explain something that you'll never understand so I will not waste my time trying to explain. Thank you.

Wait. I will say this. Remember the Roman Empire. Nothings changed.

EDIT: Besides. You're in the UK, This doesn't have anything to do with you. You sound like John Lennon. Poking your nose where it doesn't belong.
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posted on Dec, 18 2010 @ 03:36 PM
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Originally posted by Whyhi

Gays getting into the army is part of the secret gay agenda to secure control of the military and use it to enact their vengeance!?!? God damn liberals I say!


They are going to color coordinate the capitol and paint the statue of liberty in rainbow colors next!!!

What will you do when the american pledge reads "and to the republic, for which it stands, under god, ind..." to "and to the republic, for which it stands, which is fabulous, indiv...."

Damn gay agenda!



posted on Dec, 18 2010 @ 03:47 PM
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Sooo...tell me exactly when the progressive movement ruined america then:

-freed slaves
-allowed women to vote
-decided poor people could use an education
-decided senior citizens starving in the street is retarded
-allowed blacks to vote
-allowed females in the military
-decided war sucks as a catch all diplomatic solution
-mini skirts
-techno music
-decision to not allow arsenic in the food supply
-equal opportunity employment/non-discrimination
-bullwhips in the bum = art
-healthcare is not just for the elite
-the simpsons
-stopped tossing out gays because what they like is weird.

just so I know when America went to the greatest nation ever epic win whoot to total fail..I am thinking it was the bullwhip thing, but the simpsons quirks my eyebrow.


and incidently...about keeping their mouth shut. the military demands honesty. sort of ironic for them to demand honesty, and then demand they not know the truth offically.

meh...Somolia is a perfect stomping grounds for someone wishing for a non-progressive society..enjoy..money meet mouth..pack up (pack shorts..its warm there)



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