Monday, December 20, 2010

DADT Repeal Part 2: It's Like Christmas in December

By "Pintface" Pete Bogs/BogsBlog

The Senate has voted to overturn the U.S. military's 17-year-long "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) policy, which forbade gay servicemembers from being open about their sexual orientation – under penalty of dismissal. Which saves me from having to write the "It's Time to Use Guerilla Tactics on the Bigoted Apes in Congress" post I had planned.

But here are some of the highlights just in case anyone's interested:

Get gay-straight alliances (the ones that have been allowed to exist, that is) in high schools to organize a "Just Say 'No' to Military Recruiters" campaign. When students are approached or called by recruiters, they would say they won't join any organization that discriminates against people.

In addition to the obvious tactics (slamming the phone lines and email in-boxes of DADT opponents in Congress), registering domain names such as JohnMcCainIsaBigot.com and JohnBoehnerIsaBigot.com, for examples, and launch sites that explain exactly why these lawmakers are no different than those who opposed a racially integrated military and will look just as bad in the history books.

Alas, none of this is necessary. Good job, Congress. It's been way too long since I've been able to say that.

Happy holidays to all.

4 comments:

Jack K. said...

Beware the quid pro quo!

Pete Bogs said...

Jack - What kind of revenge do you think the GOP has up its sleeve?

LeftLeaningLady said...

Let's not even think about revenge for now, please. Let's revel in the fact that DADT is gone. The repeal has been signed and my grandchildren never have to know about that homosexuals were not allowed to serve openly.

Happy Holidays!

Pete Bogs said...

LLL - Sounds like a plan! Have a great holiday.