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DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-11 06:30 PM
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60. "The good 'ol American Double-Standard."
"It's the old American double-standard -- you know: 'say one thing, do something different.' And of course the country is founded on the double standard, that's our history. We were founded on a very basic double-standard. This country was founded by slave-owners who wanted to be free." ~ George Carlin

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  -White House bars gay groups from military families event Viva_La_Revolution  Apr-12-11 11:45 AM   #0 
  - The reason being that Don't Ask Don't Tell  DFab420   Apr-12-11 11:50 AM   #1 
  - well, Obama HAS continually failed to stand up to right wing bigots and homophobes  RainDog   Apr-12-11 12:04 PM   #2 
  - Ditto....  SoapBox   Apr-12-11 12:16 PM   #7 
  - I guess I just don't get it.  JTFrog   Apr-12-11 12:49 PM   #13 
  - Well, DADT hasn't been struck down if Michelle Obama is still  EFerrari   Apr-12-11 01:31 PM   #23 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Apr-12-11 01:47 PM   #29 
  - Your subject line, at least, is accurate.  Ignis   Apr-12-11 03:35 PM   #38 
     - Ain't that the truth. n/t  JTFrog   Apr-12-11 04:55 PM   #41 
  - I miss the days when Obama could still disappoint me.  Betty Karlson   Apr-13-11 02:44 AM   #62 
  - +10000  Fearless   Apr-12-11 02:57 PM   #34 
  - But the President still taking credit  The Philosopher   Apr-12-11 12:07 PM   #4 
  - I don't know if he's taking credit or not  Renew Deal   Apr-12-11 04:59 PM   #43 
  - Got some new for you  atreides1   Apr-12-11 12:09 PM   #5 
  - I just posted the article, I didn't write it.  Viva_La_Revolution   Apr-12-11 12:12 PM   #6 
  - It's much more important to protect Obama than to include  EFerrari   Apr-12-11 01:27 PM   #19 
  - Remember, Obama is more important than anything else, he appoints SCOTUS justices you know.  FLAprogressive   Apr-12-11 04:55 PM   #42 
  - That'd be true if it weren't complete bullshit...  DRoseDARs   Apr-12-11 02:57 PM   #33 
  - Total fucking fail, since A MAJORITY OF AMERICANS FAVOR REPEALING DADT.  Zhade   Apr-19-11 12:39 PM   #72 
  - Nice selection of quotes. NOT!  Tarheel_Dem   Apr-12-11 12:06 PM   #3 
  - And this helps how?  zipplewrath   Apr-12-11 12:24 PM   #9 
  - If you're prone to outrage, purely for the sake of outrage, then have at it.  Tarheel_Dem   Apr-12-11 12:33 PM   #12 
     - I can't think of any group of military families that needs more support  EFerrari   Apr-12-11 01:23 PM   #17 
        - you cant? Unbelievable ... think before you speak  MikeW   Apr-12-11 05:40 PM   #44 
           - And how do any of those groups you name exclude gay families.  EFerrari   Apr-12-11 05:42 PM   #45 
              - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-12-11 05:52 PM   #46 
                 - And it's difficult to understand why you believe  EFerrari   Apr-12-11 05:56 PM   #47 
                 - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-12-11 06:06 PM   #49 
                    - So, it's all right to discriminate against a group if it's a small one?  EFerrari   Apr-12-11 06:09 PM   #50 
                       - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-12-11 06:13 PM   #54 
                          - Because I am absolutely clear on what I wrote  EFerrari   Apr-12-11 06:15 PM   #55 
                             - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-12-11 06:19 PM   #56 
                                - My position is that discrimination is wrong.  EFerrari   Apr-12-11 06:20 PM   #57 
                                   - thats NOT what you said  MikeW   Apr-12-11 06:26 PM   #58 
                                      - I'm not backtracking in any way.  EFerrari   Apr-12-11 06:30 PM   #59 
                 - Yes, his "outrage" and "agenda"  Cherchez la Femme   Apr-18-11 10:58 PM   #71 
  - Nothin' a little propaganda can't fix  Cherchez la Femme   Apr-12-11 12:27 PM   #11 
  - You mean the Log Cabin Republicans, don't you? Or is there a Democratic branch? You confuse me.  freshwest   Apr-12-11 03:04 PM   #36 
  - This is yet another tepid response from the current administration.  Altoid_Cyclist   Apr-12-11 12:24 PM   #8 
  - Read the article  catgirl   Apr-12-11 01:28 PM   #21 
     - This protest is completely fair.  EFerrari   Apr-12-11 01:51 PM   #30 
  - That's our Fierce Advocate  Cherchez la Femme   Apr-12-11 12:25 PM   #10 
  - A little misleading, huh?  catgirl   Apr-12-11 01:14 PM   #14 
  - Baloney. There are plenty of retired people who could have represented  EFerrari   Apr-12-11 01:21 PM   #16 
  - I guess you must have the inside scoop then  catgirl   Apr-12-11 01:27 PM   #18 
     - The explanation makes no sense whatsoever.  EFerrari   Apr-12-11 01:28 PM   #20 
     - They CAN'T be inclusive until the law comes into effect  catgirl   Apr-12-11 01:30 PM   #22 
        - LOL. It's not difficult to understand, it's bs.  EFerrari   Apr-12-11 01:32 PM   #24 
        - I'm not going to have a pointless argument with you  catgirl   Apr-12-11 01:34 PM   #25 
           - Yes, it is cut and dried. Gay families were excluded from this event  EFerrari   Apr-12-11 01:38 PM   #27 
           - except for the reason stated in the article  catgirl   Apr-12-11 01:57 PM   #31 
              - The reason stated in the article is B.S.  EFerrari   Apr-12-11 02:28 PM   #32 
           - You're wrong. The other poster is correct -- a retiree CAN'T BE PUNISHED UNDER DADT.  Zhade   Apr-19-11 12:45 PM   #73 
        - Elanor Roosevelt  zipplewrath   Apr-12-11 09:06 PM   #61 
           - Good for her.  Betty Karlson   Apr-13-11 02:54 AM   #63 
     - Doesn't make sense when you look at who else was there.  ceile   Apr-12-11 03:07 PM   #37 
     - "outrage" in quotation marks, so you're mocking people now?  Bluebear   Apr-13-11 05:09 AM   #67 
  - Just like his "hands were tied" on Donnie McClurkin, right?  Ignis   Apr-12-11 03:37 PM   #39 
  - +  Bluebear   Apr-13-11 04:57 AM   #65 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-12-11 04:23 PM   #40 
  - Any excuse for discrimination, huh?  Bluebear   Apr-13-11 04:58 AM   #66 
  - This feels like a cheap attempt at making the president look bad...  Corruption Winz   Apr-12-11 01:14 PM   #15 
  - May have to emphasize the sentence, like:  Amonester   Apr-12-11 01:36 PM   #26 
     - The law that is still in place doesn't prevent the first lady  EFerrari   Apr-12-11 01:40 PM   #28 
  - This discussion is rich.  democrank   Apr-12-11 03:02 PM   #35 
  - "Democrats making excuses for discrimination"  Melinda   Apr-12-11 06:05 PM   #48 
     - I guess I don't care very much about being chastised.  EFerrari   Apr-12-11 06:13 PM   #52 
  - Yet another stupid move. nt  bemildred   Apr-12-11 06:10 PM   #51 
  - How ineffably sad. Not long ago, black folks would have been barred from a similar event.  Zorra   Apr-12-11 06:13 PM   #53 
  - "The good 'ol American Double-Standard."  DeSwiss   Apr-12-11 06:30 PM   #60 
  - K&R  Solly Mack   Apr-13-11 04:30 AM   #64 
  - kick and rec  ReggieVeggie   Apr-13-11 06:11 AM   #68 
  - This stems from his personal bigotry against gay people  _ed_   Apr-13-11 07:52 AM   #69 
     - Mr Obama confuses tradition with discrimination.  Betty Karlson   Apr-13-11 09:52 AM   #70 
     - Oh, boy. We're in deep shit. Our President believes in Fractured Fairytales.  Zorra   Apr-19-11 01:41 PM   #74 

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