Yesterday was really depressing. We woke up with vodka shooting us in the forehead after staying up late screaming about how America is well on its way to becoming a conservative religious country of “Freedom”-loving hypocrites. 22 of 26 NATO member states let homosexuals serve openly. Once again America is leading the way in bass awkwardness. We woke up and took some Advil and surveyed the reaminders.
Bill Clinton says DADT wasn’t enacted as he expected:
CBS’s Katie Couric asked Clinton if he regrets putting DADT in place to which he replied, “”Oh, yeah. But keep in mind, I didn’t choose this policy.” He then blamed Republicans, who he said were seeking an absolute ban on gays in the military. And then said this: “When Colin Powell sold me on ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,’ here’s what he said it would be: Gay service members would never get in trouble for going to gay bars, marching in gay rights parades as long as they weren’t in uniform. That’s a very different don’t ask, don’t tell than we got.”
Mike Almy. Victor Fehrenbach. Margaret Witt. Just a couple names of respected service members kicked out of the military after being forced out of the closet — not through their own choice, but because they were outed by jilted ex-lovers or involuntary discovery of their personal lives. But Sen. John McCain, speaking to reporters today after he succeeded in keeping Democrats from invoking cloture to force a vote on DADT’s repeal, keeps insisting “it is not the policy” of the military to actively hunt for gay soldiers and remove them. McCain, you see, “knows the military very well,” and he “doesn’t care what you say” because “I know what’s being done. … I know the military very well. They are not telling you the truth.” Senator McCain is either lying through his teeth, or the most misinformed self-professed expert on gays in the military.
Rachel Maddow explains it all:
Lady Gaga didn’t really like how that shit went down either: