Hearings on DADT repeal

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    Dec 02, 2010 8:42 PM GMT
    Today and tomorrow there will be hearing with the Senate Armed Services Committe to discuss DADT repeal and the results of the pentagon survey. Lots of important people will be there, John McCain, Joe Liberman, Secretary of Defense, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, etc. etc.

    You can read a blog summary of todays hearing here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/02/dont-ask-dont-tell-hearings_n_790941.html

    Fridays hearing will be testimony from vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs, along with the four top officers of each of the military services

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    Dec 02, 2010 8:58 PM GMT
    this shit is so frustrating. i want it to go away. i dont want to have to deal with it at all. dude im not remotely scared of boot camp or active duty or anything. i mean not in the same way that im scared about having to hide that im gay - not that its even a thing in my life. in fact, i dont even care about hiding it - i dont wanna have to deal with being outed. that shit is so rediculous to me - i mean i have the strength of character to be openly gay since i was 16. its not even an issue in my life - i dont go to gay clubs or events. i dont mind being gay but im mostly indifferent to it. i would seriously enlist tomorrow if i wasnt waiting to see how this played out.
    physically i know i am able. mentally i feel like for the first time in my life my head is in the right place. i dont give a shit about bonuses, money for college ect ect. i really, really really really want to serve. i know i would be a good soldier - i have no alterior motives. but at the same time i sort of feel like i am going into the military to take orders and who the fuck am i to walk in already disagreeing with a policy. and i dont even know if i disagree - a part of me thinks we have the strong military that we do because of policies that are in place and who am i to question that?
    i cant even imagine with all the work ive put into training to exceed PT's, to be mentally ready for what i feel like i might expect to encounter and really like pulling myself together from someone who at one point was a fucking mess to have that ripped away from me in the middle of service cuz someone wanted to fuck with me or whatever the case might be - i dont know if i could handle that.
    i know god has a plan and all that but this is one of those times where i really like things are not going to go in (at least what i think is) the right direction.
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    Dec 02, 2010 11:11 PM GMT
    Senator John McCain is really making himself out to be the clown. Such a sad case. Apparently he didn't like how to Pentagon report was about how to implement the repeal DADT. Rather, he wanted the report to be about whether the servicemen want it to be repealed.
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    Dec 02, 2010 11:29 PM GMT
    Hang in there Blackstrap !!! I think this will be repealed but it may be a "nailbiter" before its overwith. Often the best bills are accomplished at the last minute, so don't give up and I for one admire your determination. Wish you the best.