Tag: Military

Seriously…

Seriously…

Here’s my latest, thanks to some recent ugly discourse on FB regarding immigration & the military. From the same source, some months ago, I got asked how I felt about Nazi re-enactors who came to local events. Now I’m chewing on why reenactments are needed at all. Continue reading “Seriously…”

My senators are on the correct side of this issue. Are yours?

My senators are on the correct side of this issue. Are yours?

Thursday, a discriminatory policy that deprives our military of qualified troops, endangers our national security, and violates the simple American principles of integrity, fairness, and equality was allowed to remain law.

Every Republican senator but one — Senator Susan Collins — voted to prevent the passage of legislation to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

Several of them had previously claimed to support repeal, but voted “no” Thursday.

It’s a frustrating setback, but here’s the good news: We are just three votes away from moving forward on repeal.

And Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and our allies in the Senate are promising another vote on repeal before Congress heads home for the year. There is still a chance for this to pass.

Allies in the Senate are not done fighting. The President is not done fighting. And I know you’re not, either.

Write the Republicans standing in the way in the Senate — and tell them to get on the right side of history.

There’s no question that Thursday’s vote was disappointing.

But we also have a lot of reasons to be proud today.

The letters to the editor you wrote and the phone calls you made — and the 582,000 petitions you signed — have been crucial in building support for repeal.

Thursday morning, OFA volunteers delivered those petitions to Senator Collins’ office. And Thursday afternoon, she voted to move this bill forward.

Now your work can help make sure we secure the votes necessary to finally put an end to this unfair policy.

One final push might be all it takes.

I know we still have a lot of fight left in us. Write Republicans now — and tell them to stop standing in the way:

http://my.barackobama.com/DADTRepealLetters

It’s about damn time! I thought they’d never get there!

It’s about damn time! I thought they’d never get there!

From: (ImpeachBush@VoteToImpeach.org)
Sent: Mon 6/09/08 10:32 PM

“Breaking News:
Articles of Impeachment Being Introduced in Congress Right Now

Right now, Monday night, Rep. Dennis Kucinich is on the floor of the House of Representatives introducing articles of impeachment against George W. Bush. He is presenting a 35 count indictment which is being broadcast on C-Span. We will provide a more detailed update, but wanted to be sure to let everyone know right away.

The intense work of the ImpeachBush.org/VoteToImpeach membership is forcing impeachment on the table. During ImpeachBush.org’s National Call In Day for Impeachment held just one week ago, the offices of Rep. John Conyers were flooded with calls demanding impeachment. We have received reports that there were more calls than could even be answered.

Your work and perseverance is making the difference!”

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I am *SO* there…

I am *SO* there…

The Controversy of Iraq Invasion

The excuse: There isn’t anyone else available to do the job.

The reason: The draw down started by Bush Senior has gutted our regular military to the point where our national guard has to step in and do the job.

The reality: These men and women are part-time soldiers with full-time families and these families are suffering hardships way beyond what should be happening.

And now? They’re talking about drawing down again.

WHY?

Because they can’t find enough folks who want to risk their lives in our name, and keeping the bases open is costing them too much money.

The result: DH ships off twice, for four months in a seven-month period, leaving his bosses hanging, leaving us with a reduced income (yes, that’s right, he’s not making his current salary while on duty), and he gets a whopping extra $250 per month in combat pay. He’ll have 240 hours of military leave between now and the end of the period. He’ll be gone for 640 hours total. Big effing deal.

I love my DH but I cannot and will not support this activity, and I will make my voice heard this time.

I didn’t go and march with the Million Moms. Last time I was out on the Mall in protest was during one of the Roe v. Wade support rallies (has to be 10 years ago, now). It’s time. I’ll be there and so will my kids.

Where will you be September 24th? Wanna join me?

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