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Weekend Warrior

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Republicans have only five female senators.

Two of those five voted against the "skinny repeal". Yet it really seems to all be about the white man. I know that Collins and Murkowski are not progressives. Still, it's a beautiful thing to watch. The future of the progressive movements success will overwhelmingly come from the hard work of women and minorities. As this trend continues, watch how some try to desperately make it all about white males.

This white male is extremely proud to embrace diversity. We all must be represented and the Democratic Party is the only place making an attempt.
Posted by Weekend Warrior | Fri Jul 28, 2017, 09:19 AM (7 replies)

UK military chiefs praise transgender troops

It comes after Donald Trump said that transgender people would not be allowed in the US military due to "tremendous" medical costs and disruption.

But British officials have supported people serving in the Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force.

Commander of UK Maritime Forces Rear Admiral Alex Burton tweeted: "I am so glad we are not going this way."


http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-40733701

"Only if individuals are free to be themselves can we release the genie of their potential." Lieutenant General Patrick Sanders

Posted by Weekend Warrior | Thu Jul 27, 2017, 07:31 PM (1 replies)

US Joint Chiefs blindsided by Trump's transgender ban

Washington (CNN)The Joint Chiefs of Staff, including chairman General Joseph Dunford, were not aware President Donald Trump planned to tweet a ban on transgender service members, three US defense officials told CNN -- the latest indication that top military leaders across all four service branches were blindsided by the President's announcement.

For now, Dunford has informed service members that there will be "no modifications to the current policy until the President's direction has been received by the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary has issued implementation guidelines."

"In the meantime, we will continue to treat all of our personnel with respect," Dunford wrote in a memo to the military that was obtained by CNN. "As importantly, given the current fight and the challenges we face, we will all remain focused on accomplishing our assigned missions."


http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/27/politics/trump-military-transgender-ban-joint-chiefs/index.html
Posted by Weekend Warrior | Thu Jul 27, 2017, 01:33 PM (3 replies)
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