Thursday, May 20, 2010

Waffling Oil Execs, or The Front Fell Off . . .

Oil leak in the Gulf: if the Suits keep piddling and blowing smoke, I'm going to arrange to have every one of them tied to an uncomfortable chair and forced to watch themselves on video until their heads explode:

Then we can use them to plug the hole.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Repealing Stupidity: "Don't Ask Don't Tell" Veterans Lobby Day

Today is Veteran's Lobby Day, a concentrated effort to push for a repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell". The blog entry at Pagan + Politics has better details and links than I can cobble together, so head over there.

Since we couldn't all fit in the van for the road trip to D.C., Servicemembers United and the Human Rights Campaign set up a Virtual Lobby Day on the side. They have the main Congressional switchboard phone number, along with some Twitter and Facecrack links for updates during the meetings the vets are participating in.

I'm hoping for a good response. Aside from the overall unfairness, misinformation, and bigotry the policy perpetuates, DADT has become a handy one-size-fits-all tool for anyone who has a personal axe to grind with someone, or anybody who wants to play manipulation games. If it's enough of a problem that brass notes that changes need to be made to stem the flow of reports by jilted or rejected wannabes looking for revenge, why not cut to the chase and ditch the nonsense altogether? If the military really wants a shameful problem that's debilitating to morale and function to address, they can concentrate more on how most of their injured and sick veterans are being treated.