Beyond absurd folks, but don't ask about it and don't tell anyone.
I watched the Senate hearing while questioning the top military personnel of the nation. Everyone of the top brass will support the measure and stated so in the hearing (of course, what choice to they have if it becomes law). Now our Senate is telling us that they know better than the people they’ve placed in position to run the military.
Is this a message that they don’t trust the very people they put in charge of our military? Or is it a a decision made by a bunch of senile homophobes who haven’t a clue what’s going on around them in the world today?
Of course the bill is tied to another bill authorizing a massive pay raise for the young men and women we send to be shot at and to shoot others, a whopping 1.4 % increase. This will certainly change the balance of wealth in our world. It’s no wonder the puppet’s strings are being pulled to just say no.
The Senate should be embarrassed, ashamed and should tuck their tails between their legs and whimper like the cowards they are. 1.4% is the lowest pay raise now voted down by Congress since 1962. 1962 folks! Interestingly enough, that’s the exact inflation rate in 1962, when Mr. McCain was in the military. Some other notes of interest:
The average cost of a new home was $12,500.00
The average annual income was $5,556.00
Average rent was $110.00 per month
Tuition at Harvard University was $1,520.00
A 4WD International Scout was $2,150.00
Eggs were $0.32 per dozen and gas was $0.28 per gallon.
“Sen. John McCain, the top Republican on the Armed Services Committee, has been blocking the repeal because of concerns about the impact on military readiness” USA Today
Senator McCain; do you realize that there are many gays serving proudly in our military TODAY? Does this mean you feel that our military is not ready for the tasks handed them? Or does it mean that you’re such a homophobe and bigot that you can’t see past your own issues to move into the 21st century?
OH!! Here’s the reason: “One challenge is that 42 Republicans have signed a letter saying they will not vote on legislation until work is done on tax cuts.” USA Today
“Two Republicans in particular, Scott Brown of Massachusetts and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, had earlier said they were committed to DADT repeal. But both ended up voting against it, claiming they wanted to see the tax-cut bill resolved first” Citizen Cohn, The New Republic
It seems our very own Senate is going to hold the entire country hostage, including the youth of our nation, our heroic soldiers dying every damned day so they can plant their sorry asses in their easy chairs at night, gloating of their own importance and complaining that people such as Julian Assange can freely write about our corrupt and evil government’s activities and they’re going to hold us hostage like the terrorists they seek to destroy until they get their taxes for the wealthy.
And to think of what we have to look forward to in 2011!