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The military has instructed its recruiters to accept openly gay recruits but while doing so to inform them that the policy could change at any moment depending on court decisions.
Which means that any openly gay people including Dan Choi that are enlisted today could have the process reversed tomorrow if the Department of Justice obtains its stay or a reversal of the district court decision.
If I was interested in military service I certainly wouldn't enlist until this issue is settled by the courts, Congress or executive order, definitively.
Further, Dan Choi makes me gag.
Yup, SEE ME ON CNN TONIGHT!!!
"Joining AC360 tonite on my recruitment back to the Army!"
Judge Phillips isn't going to stay her injunction, and Choi is one magnificent bastard.
Go Dan Choi!!!
DADT is toppling slowly...slowly. Should be faster but it is happening.
@7 -- you threw me for a loop over which Dan. Had a real *wait, whut* moment there :-P
As for progress, keep it mind that it will take time for this case to be appealed, and more time for it to reach the Supreme Court. And after that time, it'll be even harder for the pro-DADT forces to explain why the sky hasn't fallen during the time in which gay servicemen have been serving openly.
How soon can he start killing people?
Republican efforts to defeat DADT are successful!
Choi did not reenlist today. He went into a recruiter and started the process, which is good for him.
But it is a long, arduous, paperwork filled process to join the military. Imagine a day spent at the social security office and the DOL, combine them, then multiply times fifty, and you might have an idea of how much paperwork and bullfuckery goes into joining, even for prior service.
He hasn't even been to MEPS yet, and that's a pain in the ass step all in itself.
Not to shit on the parade or anything, just pointing it out.
dan knows all about the military.
he grew up watching gomer's pile.....
Yeah, he's just another media whore like Rosa Parks.
I'm pointing out that there's an error in the reporting that he reenlisted today. He did not. Just because the event is important, doesn't mean you can ignore the facts.
I'm very happy for Lt. Choi, and would gladly serve under him if asked. That being said, he still has to go through the same process that the rest of us did - in his case, for the second time.
You know, if the kid's answer is to decide on a sex change, I think it's safe to say the answer to the article's title is FUCK YES.
(Note: there isn't enough information in the article to determine whether his response is in fact reasonable, but as presented this is appalling.)
@16 and @17, exactly.
Meanwhile, quietly and via administrative announcements, the bar for initiating discharges under DADT was raised high enough months ago that they're not happening right now. The rules were changed to require an O7 (general, admiral) to sign off on initiating the process. That is effectively the same as ending the initiation of new investigations.
LOL ok. It's just them fighting for this.
That's exactly the bullshit Dan Choi would like you to think and give him credit for, and it looks like it's working.
All the so called gay 'gains' are being done thru impositions by activists judges like Virginia, the people are seeing that there's no legitimacy in such things, it's just the only way people like Choi can win, and in the end seeing these impositions without any legitmacy will be good because the american people will halt these illegitimate decisions and correct them thru political our process.
Things are changing, Loveschild, and, even though you may think it will help you defeat the forces of tolerance and open-mindedness, lying and continuing to wallow in ignorance will not help you.
WHERE IS YOUR GOD NOW?
So does that make it a zombie? If it was dead before?