A federal appeals court granted the Obama administration's request today to let military authorities resume discharging openly gay and lesbian troops, at least temporarily, while the court considers the government's appeal of a ruling striking down the "don't ask, don't tell" law.
The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco issued a brief order suspending the judge's ruling until at least Monday. The three-judge panel said it would review the case further and decide whether to allow enforcement of the law during the entire appeal process, which could last many months.
I'm so sick of that ass in the White House and, no, I am not calling Michelle Obama that word. [That sentence made more sense originally. I've changed the word to "ass" before posting. But I really want to use the other word. I really, really want to. It was the b-word for those wondering.]
I'm referring to her candy ass husband who can always be counted on to betray equality.
I am so sick of him, so, so sick of him.
Gays and lesbians, for two days, were able to register openly. Then came Barry. The kill joy. The party pooper. The ass.
I'm so damn sick of him.
I am so mad, I'm so furious.
As most of you know, I take the LGBT issue very, very personally. My brother is gay and I saw discrimination targeted at him growing up and I'm aware how much we, in the Black community, have to do because we have a huge streak of homophobia in our community -- more so than in the larger community of all Americans.
So for Barack to pull this crap is just pissing me off.
To do it while Mixed Boy pretends he's Black? That's really pissing me off.
There is no excuse, there is no justification for it.
Allowing the judge's injunction on the discharges to stand or even her decision to stand (Judge Virginia Phillips -- that Don't Ask, Don't Tell was unconstitutional) would not have prevented Congress from attaching something to a defense authorization bill.
You really think we're going to get a voice vote, a roll call, just on repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell?
Have you watched our Congress?
Who among them has a backbone?
What Barack just did was spit on the rights of the LGBT community, rips apart notions of equality.
I'm sick of him and I'm sick of the people who make excuses for him.
I didn't like it when liars pretended George W. Bush was Christ-like and infallible and I don't like when liars pretend the same about Barack Obama.
He is not the second coming of Christ and those of you who are Christians -- I am -- better remember what the Bible says about false gods because a lot of you are flirting with eternal damnation due to your confusing a public servant with Jesus Christ.
We had a chance to do the right thing.
Instead, it was all about Barack as usual. I guess Mr. Vanity thinks he'll make it into the history books as the politician who killed Don't Ask, Don't Tell.
History books better note how he screwed things over for LGBTs while he repeatedly avoided repealing DADT. And, fact of the matter is, I'm not so sure he's going to.
I have a hunch that December will roll around and DADT will still be in effect and when pressed on it -- by the few in the press who press him -- he'll insist that -- as with his Guantanamo promise -- it's not that easy and people are holding him back and that other party, they're the party of no!
Fact: He promised Guantanamo would be closed by the start of 2010. Fact: It is still open. Fact: He offers sorry ass excuses for failing to deliver.
I see a pattern here.
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):