Friday, June 26, 2009

Michael Jackson

May He Rest in Peace 1958-2009

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Members of Congress Ask for Suspension of Don't Ask , Don't Tell.

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77 members of Congress ask for suspension of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
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Seventy-seven members of Congress, 76 Democrats and 1 Republican, sent a letter to the White House today asking for the President to suspend current Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell investigations and discharges by presidential moratorium, which would change the policy’s implementation within the Department of Defense, as opposed to an Executive Order. Excerpts from the office of Congressman Alcee L. Hastings:

I also saw Rachel Maddow interviewing (June 23, 09 Tues.) an active service member, a Lt. Col., a pilot, who "came out" on an earlier show of hers. He is waiting for a decision from President Obama on whether he can stay in the military which would mean at least temporarily Obama has the right to reverse policy for military reasons. see pic below.


Gay Photographer Exchanges with Michelle Obama on Don't Ask, Don't Tell

depicted above Lt. Col. Fehrenberg, decorated pilot, who according to present policy will be kicked out of military

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Gay photographer to Michelle Obama: “We need to get rid of DOMA”

Gay photographer to Michelle Obama: “We need to get rid of DOMA”
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Bay Area photographer Bill Wilson spoke briefly with Michelle Obama at an event he covered in San Francisco yesterday, kicking off the United We Serve program. Wilson, who is gay and recently married to his partner of 22 years by Mayor Gavin Newsom, told the First Lady we need to get rid of DOMA. The exchange via The Petrelis Files below:

Bill Wilson: My husband and I have been together 23 years. We need to get rid of the Defense of Marriage Act.
Michelle Obama: I agree.
Bill Wilson: We need it done now.
Michelle Obama: It will be.
Bill Wilson: I really want to be able to support him.
Michelle Obama: As well you should!
Bill Wilson: We really do want him to succeed.
Michelle Obama: I’ll tell him.
(At this point she leaned over to give me a hug.)
As she stepped away I said, “We were married by the Mayor last year.”
Michelle Obama: Give your husband a hug from me.

Not sure what to make of the above exchange. What do you think? Is something afoot or is it baloney?