Friday, July 28, 2006
Terrorists or queers...who do you hate more?
Since Elizabeth and Uccellina have already had words on the new and incredibly dangerous law regarding transporting a minor for an abortion, I'll refrain.

I will, however, discuss this country's brilliant policy on discharging gays from the military. The answer to the question in the title, apparently is queers.

Reason: More than 11,000 service members have been dismissed under the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, including 726 last year -- an 11 percent jump from 2004 and the first increase since 2001 - according to CNN.

The "General Accountability Office" (which must mean the military is only generally and not fully accountable) also noted that nearly 800 dismissed gay or lesbian service members had critical abilities, including 300 with important language skills.

Is this administrations hatred of homos so hazardous, our fear of fags so formidable, our pansy panic so perilous that we discharge perfectly capable men and women who SPEAK ARABIC?

Yes.

Fifty-five of the discharged were proficient in Arabic, including Bleu Copas, a graduate of the Defense Language Institute in California.

Sergeant Copas, a member of the 82nd Airborne (for fuck's sake) was discharged this year after being asked “Do you work off duty with the local community theater?” I am not shitting you. He was targeted by an anonymous email campaign that apparently came from one of his comrades-in-arms. Idiot.

Discharging and replacing these sissies of the service has cost the Pentagon nearly $369 million, according to the Center for the Study of Sexual Minorities in the Military at the University of California, Santa Barbara. OK - they didn't use those words - but seriously kids... what the fuck?

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8 Comments:

Blogger peppermouse said...

Hey, it could be worse, they could have been
*atheists*
as well. That's got to be at least twice as bad as being a terrorist, right?

Man this country is going downhill fast.

Blogger Laurie Ann said...

My brain hurts when I try to reason why people might be homophobic. Ignoramuses.

Blogger Allison said...

In any other workplace you could sue for discrimination if you were fired or harassed based on your sexual orientation. While generally I tend to be pro-military since my Dad was in both the Navy and Air Force, I don't understand why the military gets to be the exception.

Blogger MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

I'm with LA - it just does not make any sense. How in blue blazes is homosexuality threatening?!

Don't answer that; I already have a headache and have no desire to coax on a migraine. Which these idjits cause daily. Aurgh.

Although, it does amuse me to think of you and Ucc as voices of reason.

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Blogger Susan said...

Sad. Very, very sad.

And stupid. You'd think that since we seem to be at war on multiple fronts at once, with a few on deck for once we free up a few soldiers, there wouldn't be a drive to get rid of any of them.

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