Saturday, December 18, 2010

DADT is history - Updated

I'm celebrating along with all supporters of repeal that the Senate voted to end DADT today on a vote of "65-31, with eight Republicans crossing the aisle to support the measure." And this was a pleasant surprise:
The eight Republicans who voted for the repeal were Sens. Scott Brown of Massachusetts, Mark Kirk of Illinois, Richard Burr of North Carolina, John Ensign of Nevada, George Voinovich of Ohio, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, and Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe, both of Maine.

The "yes" votes from Burr and Ensign were something of a surprise, since they had not voted earlier in the day to limit debate.
Seriously. The last crossover I expected was from my usually useless Senator Burr.

However, I admit I'm finding it a little sad we're celebrating the end of a legalized discrimination that never should have been enacted in the first place and we had to fight so hard to win this one. But hey, I'm willing to credit good behavior, so thanks Mr. Burr for doing the right thing and Joe Liberman for corralling the GOP votes. And good job to President Obama and Harry Reid. Feels like that eleventy chess thing again.

This is how society evolves and it's good to see "teh gay" becoming diminished as wedge issue. One can only hope this signals equal marriage rights for the LGBT community in the near future.

Update: Much as I hate to link to Politico, this statement by Burr about his vote is remarkable enough to make an exception to my embargo:
Given the generational transition that has taken place in our nation, I feel that this policy is outdated and repeal is inevitable. However, I remain convinced that the timing of this change is wrong, and making such a shift in policy at a time when we have troops deployed in active combat areas does not take into consideration the seriousness of the situation on the ground. But, the vote this morning to invoke cloture on this bill indicated that the broader Senate was prepared to move forward with a change, and despite my concerns over timing, my conclusion is that repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is the right thing to do.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

You, like all the other left wing scum that are now celebrating this decision, have never spent a day in the military. Just one more example of the uselessness of liberals in general and you in particular.

I spent a long time in the military. My experience with gays was not positive.

5:21:00 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Your experience - wow, that's all we need to know about isn't it? What is it, 3/4 of the armed forces are for this integration and so is the Chairman of the Joint chiefs, but Joe the bitter KP warrior loudmouth here doesn't like Nancy boys so that's that.

Let me put this as politely as I can, you dumb shit -- who the fuck do you think you are? Who the fuck do you think you are to speak for the military, for the country, for common decency? Didja make a fuss when that Liberal scum Truman integrated the armed forces? Didja, you pusilanimous, pea-brained loser who can't stop talking about dick? You stupid phoney, ignorant, arrogant, nobody who thinks his prejudices need to become law 'cause he peeled potatoes for a living?

Hell, if anybody can't be trusted with firearms, it's you, you self-important, hate-filled, frustrated, impotent cream puff.

You shoot your infected mouth off here because nobody anywhere will listen to you or kick your ass around the block, you useless, parasitic worm - how pathetic is that? I hope Phelps shows up at your funeral, Shirley. Nobody else will, for sure.

11:56:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

The end of slavery, the end of white male suffrage, Jim crow, segregation, misogyny laws, housing discrimination, wife beating, government interference in our sex lives and more - they've all been heralded by the racket of these persistent relics of Neanderthal ancestry. The groans of the thugs and goons and atavistic idiots that have used human suffering and oppression to keep them from sinking deservedly to the bottom of the barrel. It's the great chorus of the damned.

How I delight in their howling rage.

12:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All you have Fogg, is an over inflated ego. You never served a day in your life. You fantasize about shooting unarmed people because you are essentially a coward.

As for your idiotic commentary about comparing slavery to DADT, it only proves that you are as stupid as Spencer. Tell me how one equates physical traits to behavioral traits. Tell me now particular minorities act based on their race? You can't you sick little man. So go back to playing with your gun. It's the closest thing to manhood that you'll ever hold in your hand.

Foul mouthed asshole! You have the nerve to call others dumb. Go take a look in the mirror. You'll see the reflection of a dumb shit.

11:36:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

12 hours out in the gulf stream with ten footers and I return to this? You wouldn't know me from Adam and you don't know a damned thing about what I do or think or am - and you have the nerve to post your foul fantasies and the stupidity to think anyone believes you?

You've never posted a comment here that wasn't an insult or that made one coherent statement, just a bunch of crap you make up from the safety of your computer.

Nobody cares what you think and in fat nobody knows if you ever had one thought in your damned head because all you do is rave about testicles and guns and how tough you are. You were in the army - big deal. So were millions of far better women than you, you sick bastard.

5:15:00 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

"Tell me how one equates physical traits to behavioral traits. Tell me now particular minorities act based on their race?"

Whoa - tell me how your exhaustive experience with gay people equates to the experience of everyone else? Tell me how they act, why don't you, since you're too deranged to realize what you're saying. You don't want them in the government because 5 star general Detroit here wasn't pleased by his experience (someone turned him down) so by God, they shall not serve!

Like butter wouldn't melt in your mouth, it being so full of the milk of human kindness or some other brown stuff.

I'm the one arguing with your bigoted statements about gay people and now you want to pretend it was me who said what you just said?

Hope Santa shits on your rug tonight.

6:14:00 PM  

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