When FOX News is the one telling you that DADT is a pointless policy, it’s probably true. How did they come to realize this, and why won’t other conservatives do the same?
Listen I have to tell you something. I know you didn’t ask, but I need to tell you something — Obama signed the DADT repeal, Dan Choi is smiling, Barney Frank blasts a stupid conservative reporter, ROTC might return to Ivy League Schools, Obama talks DOMA w/the Advocate, John McCain is angry forever — look. Just read it.
DADT was repealed! Mostly! Now what?
Did you think it might turn out to have been not real the next day? GUESS WHAT. IT STILL HAPPENED. Also other stuff! Like Tegan and Sara and a new It Gets Better video and an interview with that cast of Skins and SUBWAY FEMINISM.
WE WON A THING
suck it, john mccain
“My breakdown was a result of a cumulative array of stressors but there is no doubt that the composite betrayals felt on Thursday, by elected leaders and gay organizations as well as many who have exploited my name for their marketing purposes have added to the result. I am certain my experience is not an isolated incident within the gay veteran community.”
Our faith in the workings of the universe/the concept of justice is partially restored with the news that crazed homophobic stalker Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell has taken a leave of absence and will face disciplinary hearings, and also that Jene Newsome, black lesbian DADT victim, is suing the Rapid City police who outed her.
When Judge Phillips ruled Don’t Ask Don’t Tell unconstitutional, she issued an injunction so that no more soldiers could be discharged until the case was resolved. It would have been relatively simple for Obama and the Department of Justice to let the injunction stand and let the issue rest. HEY, GUESS WHAT THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ISN’T DOING.
Bill Clinton did not think DADT was gonna be like this, Rachel Maddow explains why DADT opponents are full of sh*t, and John McCain is either totally ignorant or lying. Either way, don’t ask anybody or tell anybody anything.
When you have a lot of feelings about Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, the best way to express those feelings is through art. You should express your art on John McCain’s face, ideally.
It’s Don’t Ask Don’t Tell vote day! Finally! Come watch with us, and then we can laugh, cry, yell, drink, or all of the above together after the Senate votes.
Lady Gaga had a DADT rally today. She did research and wrote a speech and on a scale of one to bajillion, it was pretty f*cking awesome. I feel like she’s going to be remembered for this. Imagine all the people living life in peace, y’all. [Now with a photo gallery of the speech/rally]
This excerpt announces new efforts from strange people to repeal Prop 8 for everyone except like 4 people, make homosexuality illegal in Montana, and vote in favor of DADT.
Lady Gaga has inspired lots of little monsters to make their own videos. Are there any senators with room on their voice mailbox? Precisely how cute does Lady Gaga look in glasses? The answers are inside.
Lady Gaga has a message for the U.S. Senate about the unconstitutionality of DADT and its enforcement, even though they won’t pick up her telephone call. I can only hope John McCain cares as much about what Gaga has to say as we do! When people ask why we love her so much, we want to point to things like this and say “because of things like this.”
Things continue to move forward remarkably rapidly in terms of a repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell! Senator Harry Reid announces that the bill dealing with a possible repeal will be brought to the Senate floor this week.
In which things continue to happen w/r/t Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, including Lady Gaga, and we wonder to what extent they will maybe bring us incrementally closer to an actual repeal someday.
Today a US District Court judge ruled that Don’t Ask Don’t Tell violates the First and Fifth amendments, and issued an injunction to stop the military from further discharges. We also had no idea this was even happening today.
Happy Labor Day, we got you these infuriating screencaps of the Department of Defense’s “online inbox” to survey soldiers on a “possible repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.” It’s a good thing you have the day off because all we feel able to do is “lie in bed and mourn the soul of America.”