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posted by [personal profile] vida_boheme at 11:13pm on 19/09/2011
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posted by [identity profile] sgamadison.livejournal.com at 11:32pm on 19/09/2011
Very cool! Long overdue. With the current state of homophobic hysteria, I can't wait for the armed forces to keep doing business as usual with nary a hitch. We've got politicians here comparing homosexuality to *terrorism* now.

God, I just want these elections to be over. And I pray that we aren't as stupid a nation as I think we are. :-(
 
posted by [identity profile] hilde.livejournal.com at 04:33am on 20/09/2011
Are you fucking kidding me???? Homosexuality is terrorism??????
 
posted by [identity profile] sgamadison.livejournal.com at 12:09pm on 20/09/2011
It's unreal. A good bit of the right wingers are making the stand against homosexuality the biggest part of their platform. And some are stating it is the biggest threat to our 'way of life', bigger than, you know, the fact that 40% of Americans have no health insurance and the economy tanks and most of us are one medical crisis away from financial disaster.

I work for several clinics. The one run by Tea Partiers give no benefits, pay me on commission only, cut the staff's hours when things are slow (leading their clients to go elsewhere because they're not bloody *open*) and have the worst morale of any place I've been--ever. God help us if the Tea Partiers get in charge. I had to insist they turn off the talk radio while I was there, claiming it was distracting while I was trying to write notes. It *is* distracting--I was grinding my teeth the entire time I was there.
 
posted by [identity profile] hilde.livejournal.com at 04:42pm on 20/09/2011
I have no words....
 
posted by [identity profile] sgamadison.livejournal.com at 10:36pm on 20/09/2011
I do, but if I said them I'd probably get fired. I live in a red state...
 
posted by [identity profile] vida-boheme.livejournal.com at 09:33pm on 20/09/2011
The want people to fight over morality to avoid a proper discussion about financial care. The Tea Party scares me more than the BNP. The BNP couldn't have a member with a hope of leading the UK, but the Tea Party could get someone in the White House :(
 
posted by [identity profile] sgamadison.livejournal.com at 12:49pm on 21/09/2011
Their front-runner being the coyly-pretending-not-to-run-did-you-forget-I-QUIT-my-job-to-become-a-reality-star Sarah Palin.

I almost hope she becomes the GOP candidate because I think it would improve Obama's chances for re-election. However, the thought that she could actually get elected if that happens scares the crap out of me. :-(
 
posted by [identity profile] vida-boheme.livejournal.com at 09:28pm on 20/09/2011
I heard that comment - Sally Kern, right? I was speechless.
 
posted by [identity profile] sgamadison.livejournal.com at 12:45pm on 21/09/2011
She's just the most vocal and ridiculous of them all. The ones that people are taking seriously are the worst ones.

I keep typing responses here and deleting them. It is just so depressing. I might have to drop my health insurance next in November and these idiots are making a political stand on a social issue because it only has an *emotional* impact (in terms of rallying the troops and passing laws), not one they actually have to work to fix. When the vast majority of the lawmakers fall into the top 2% of wealthiest people, they are going to make the laws that protect their interests. :-(
 
posted by [identity profile] zinfic.livejournal.com at 03:58am on 20/09/2011
Yay! Not a day too early!
 
posted by [identity profile] vida-boheme.livejournal.com at 09:29pm on 20/09/2011
I'm so glad that the President stuck it out and did the right thing \0/
 
posted by [identity profile] hilde.livejournal.com at 04:34am on 20/09/2011
\o/ Finally!
 
posted by [identity profile] vida-boheme.livejournal.com at 09:29pm on 20/09/2011
YES!
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posted by [personal profile] tarlanx at 06:43am on 20/09/2011

It's great news. After all, the British Army has allowed gay/lesbian to serve openly for years and the world didn't end :)

 
posted by [identity profile] vida-boheme.livejournal.com at 09:30pm on 20/09/2011
11 years ago ♥ and we are still here with a full armed service.
 
posted by [identity profile] pushkin666.livejournal.com at 06:45am on 20/09/2011
About time that was done.
 
posted by [identity profile] vida-boheme.livejournal.com at 09:34pm on 20/09/2011
I agree ♥

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