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Old 05-28-2010, 09:15 PM   #76
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The military is a bit gay anyway, though, isn't it? The Spartans and all that.
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Old 05-29-2010, 06:37 PM   #78
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The military is a bit gay anyway, though, isn't it?

there are a lot of gay people -- men and women -- in the military. a lot.

it was a surprise to me.

if the gay population is roughly 5% or so in society as a whole, i'd say it's higher in the armed forces.
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Old 05-29-2010, 07:50 PM   #79
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if the gay population is roughly 5% or so in society as a whole, i'd say it's higher in the armed forces.
Would be inclined to agree.
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Ollie North On Homosexuals In The Military: ‘NAMBLA Members Are Next’ | Mediaite

While discussing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” with Sean Hannity, former Marine Corp officer and Fox News contributor Ollie North highlighted the weakness of his own argument by resorting to the same old tired bigotry, comparing homosexuality to organized pedophilia. In what he called a “stunning assault on the all-volunteer military” North slammed Obama for his attempt to allow gays to serve openly in the military, alleging, “Here’s what’s next: NAMBLA members, same-sex marriages,” seemingly unsure himself about the direction his case was headed. The president, he said, is treating soldiers “like lab rats in a radical social experiment.”

“This isn’t about rights, this isn’t about fairness,” North said. “It’s all about national security.
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Don't you have something to go shred?
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Hannity really dredges up the worst for that show
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Hannity IS one of the worst.
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Old 06-09-2010, 01:52 PM   #84
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Yeah, that too
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Ollie North is still around? Jesus.
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“It’s all about national security."
'Cause firing people who could help us out significantly in the war on terror for something as inconsequential as who they love will help us be more secure .

STFU, Ollie North. And to Hannity for still essentially seeming to agree with him, or even having him on and taking him remotely seriously.

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A couple of the comments on that story that I liked. Yes that is just it, it's like some of these guys are fantasizing

"I am also a vet….I had no problem serving with gays, which I did….I am sick of bigotry and hate…I am sick of people like Ollie North who presume to speak for the military of today. If somebody wants to serve his/her country let them…they should be judged by their performance when carrying out their assignments….not by some stereotypical fantasy swirling around in some old codger’s empty head. "

"It was never spoken of openly while I was in the military, and it never will be unless the policy is lifted. But that doesn’t mean that people don’t know who is and isn’t gay. I can say honestly that in my unit the majority of the people felt that way. That being said, in my battalion alone there were several instances where a gay man and woman would marry, get their married pay, and share a home off base with their respective partners. I know of 3 instances where that happened, and the unit level chain of command knew about it. Nobody cared because they were good soldiers."
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We should send those comments on to idiots like North. I'd love to see him still try and defend his homophobia after hearing from actual soldiers who genuinely don't have a problem with gays serving. I'd love to see how he would answer that.

That's really nice to hear those comments. Yay for those people .

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There will be a special place for those two...
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I was in the Army for a few years, and there were some homosexuals in the units I was in. One was my boss for a brief time and later became the battalion commander -- and was one of the better examples of military leadership I came across. A few were my soldiers. Honestly, from what I recall, all of them were competent and committed, if not superior to their peers. Generally, everyone knew what their orientation was, but I feel confident in saying that nobody really cared. If there was any discrimination, I never saw it at all.
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