Marines already recruiting at LGBT centers

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    Sep 21, 2011 5:20 PM GMT
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/21/us/marine-recruiters-visit-gay-center-in-oklahoma.html

    The Marines were at the gay rights center at the invitation of Toby Jenkins, the center’s executive director, who said he saw no better way to celebrate the end of “don’t ask, don’t tell” in a conservative state that strongly supports the military...

    The Marines did in fact think that Mr. Jenkins’s invitation might be a hoax, so they checked him out and talked to their superiors, who talked to their superiors. Then they took a deep breath and decided to go...Sergeant Henry and his public affairs officer, Capt. Abraham Sipe, gave interviews at the center with five local television stations, three print reporters and one correspondent for National Public Radio. In between, gay rights supporters stopped by to shake their hands…

    By 5 p.m. the Marines had packed up their booth and chin-up bar and headed out, with plans to come back later to attend a panel discussion. It was all uncharted territory. As Sergeant Henry had said the day before of the new world the Marines now inhabit, “At first it’s going to be kind of shock and awe.”

    But like a good Marine, he was with the program: “My take is, if they can make it through our boot camp, which is the toughest boot camp in the world, then they ought to have the opportunity to wear the uniform.”
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    Sep 21, 2011 5:23 PM GMT

    Tah-dah! *applause*
  • TheAlchemixt

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    Sep 21, 2011 6:21 PM GMT
    This is great!
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    Sep 21, 2011 6:23 PM GMT
    TroyAthlete said

    But like a good Marine, he was with the program: “My take is, if they can make it through our boot camp, which is the toughest boot camp in the world, then they ought to have the opportunity to wear the uniform.”


    Fantastic!
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    Sep 21, 2011 7:28 PM GMT
    Always great to see hott dudes in uniforms at gay centers and elsewhere.
  • Montague

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    Sep 21, 2011 7:56 PM GMT
    Recruiters sure do know how to paint up pretty pictures for the world. icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 21, 2011 8:15 PM GMT
    this made me smile, glad to see it!
  • hebrewman

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    Sep 21, 2011 8:28 PM GMT
    this is great. i bet you will see recruiters at gay pride festivals now. here in baltimore and dc, the police dept are always there recruiting. now the military has a whole new demographic in which to pull from. i agree with the usmc guy (if they can make it through the boot camp......) but guys, let's NOT forget, that there have ALWAYS been gays in the military... usmc, air force, army, navy, coast guard, and the SEALS. being gay does not make one incompatant. i do a lot of my own mechanical work on my boat and i'm astounded at how many people think that just because i'm gay, i am unable to turn a wrench, tune up an engine, rebuild a carb or change spark plugs and oil. sometimes the world can be very one dimensional. i actually enjoy doing that.
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    Sep 21, 2011 8:43 PM GMT
    White Liberals will have a cow over this soon.

  • hebrewman

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    Sep 21, 2011 8:49 PM GMT
    JackNWNJ saidWhite Liberals will have a cow over this soon.



    let us not forget those overweight, white, republicans. can't leave them out now can we?
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    Sep 21, 2011 8:55 PM GMT
    JackNWNJ saidWhite Liberals will have a cow over this soon.



    You mean the ones who invited them in the first place? icon_rolleyes.gif

    Ideology fail.
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    Sep 21, 2011 8:57 PM GMT
    torrentprime said
    JackNWNJ saidWhite Liberals will have a cow over this soon.



    You mean the ones who invited them in the first place? icon_rolleyes.gif

    Ideology fail.



    BAZINGA!!!!!
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    Sep 21, 2011 9:14 PM GMT
    JackNWNJ saidWhite Liberals will have a cow over this soon.

    They dont want you.. sad huh?
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    Sep 21, 2011 9:16 PM GMT
    cant help it tha shit thats runnin through my head has me ROFLMFAO! i can only imagine a whole bunch of drag queens showin up in drag an bustin out a whole bunch of chinups then breakin n2 a chorus line lmao icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 21, 2011 9:17 PM GMT
    Great, more ppl at war in the world lol
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    Sep 21, 2011 9:53 PM GMT
    TroyAthlete said...But like a good Marine, he was with the program: “My take is, if they can make it through our boot camp, which is the toughest boot camp in the world, then they ought to have the opportunity to wear the uniform.”


    OO-RAH. And amen.
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    Sep 21, 2011 9:55 PM GMT
    JackNWNJ saidWhite Liberals will have a cow over this soon.



    Why you picking on the whities for?

    Ya ain't be trollin', are ya?

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    Sep 22, 2011 5:02 AM GMT
    There are a lot of hot, gay Marines already in the service. I lived in Honolulu. I know. icon_wink.gif
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    Sep 22, 2011 6:37 AM GMT
    Johnnyhotsauce saidcant help it tha shit thats runnin through my head has me ROFLMFAO! i can only imagine a whole bunch of drag queens showin up in drag an bustin out a whole bunch of chinups then breakin n2 a chorus line lmao icon_biggrin.gif


    Best. Bootcamp. Ever.
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    Sep 22, 2011 7:22 AM GMT
    Too late for me, i'm too old to enlist.
    Oh well... icon_sad.gif