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This came across my Facebook feed today, reposted by George Takei.

” I listened as they called my President a Muslim.
I listened as they called him and his family a pack of monkeys.
I listened as they said he wasn’t born here.
I watched as they blocked every single path to progress that they could.
I saw the pictures of him as Hitler.
I watched them shut down the government and hurt the entire nation twice.
I watched them turn their backs on every opportunity to open worthwhile dialogue.
I watched them say that they would not even listen to any choice for Supreme Court no matter who the nominee was.
I listened as they openly said that they will oppose him at every turn.
I watched as they did just that.
I listened.
I watched.
I paid attention.
Now, I’m being called on to be tolerant.

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The Republicans Hate You (via Queer Landia)

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The Republicans Hate You Don’t believe it?  Here’s a short list of things they did in the House of Representatives’ Armed Services Committee on Thursday morning: Approved, by a 33-27 vote, to require all four Service Chiefs to certify that the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell will not hurt the troops ability to fight.  Presently the law requires the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, the Defense Secretary, and the President to certify that DADT can be safely rescinded.  It seem … Read More

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Huckabee fuels ‘Kenya’ lies

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Mike Huckabee

“Thou Shalt Not Lie”

Exodus 20:16 “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.” KJV

Former Arkansas Governor,  Southern Baptist minister, and potential 2012 Presidential candidate  Mike Huckabee recently fueled the “birther” lies that President Obama was not born in the United States, and is ineligible to be President.  In an interview with New York radio station WOR, Huckabee said  “One thing that I do know is his having grown up in Kenya, his view of the Brits, for example, (is) very different than the average American,” pointing to Obama’s decision in 2009 to return a bust of former Prime Minister Winston Churchill.  He failed to note that the bust was only on loan to the United States, sent to former President Bush by UK Prime Minister Tony Blair after the 9/11 attacks, and was replaced by President Obama with one of Abraham Lincoln.

Barack Obama did not visit Kenya until he was 26 years old, and only visited his sister there for one month.

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Busy Day for Marriage Equality (via Queer Visalia)

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Busy Day for Marriage Equality A flurry of activity today regarding marriage equality: The Department of Justice has released a statement saying they will no longer defend cases currently in court, or future cases that may be filed, where citizens have sued over the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act.  In the opinion of the President and the Attorney General, Section 3 of DOMA is unconstitutional, and will no longer be defended by the Justice Department.  The Hou … Read More

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I Tweeted the President – Think He’ll See It?

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This Tweet from the President generated my response.  The Department of Defense is suspending discharges under “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”, but the Department of Justice is appealing the Federal Court ruling striking it down.  The President has 5.6 million Twitter followers, so I’m not expecting that anyone, let alone him, ever actually reads the feed.  But I feel better, anyway.  😉

 

No, You Can’t. Don’t Hold Your Breath

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For the second year in a row, the National Defense Authorization Act request sent by the White House to Congress does not include language to end “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Pursue”. After repeated assurances to gay rights groups and activists by President Obama that he wanted to repeal the rule, and that they were “working” on it, the budget request for FY 2011 is silent on DADT. Read the Service Members Legal Defense Network’s press release after the fold.

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