1. walter says

    isn’t it amazing that today the day of the DADT protest the president decides to visit the oil slick.also how many times will people ask us to give obama chance? he keeps backpedaling. now it is gradual implementation. they integrated the miltary all at once not one at a time. truman had balls.

  2. Michael @ says

    “I think that letter is a good example of how this is going to be a fight and a challenge.” – Bond.

    NO, Mr. Bond, it is a good example of how your boss and former constitutional law professor has forgotten that the Constitution establishes that the military, of which the authors of that letter are a part either administratively or in uniform, are to be CONTROLLED by the President [again, your boss] and Congress.

    Commander-in-Chief Obama seems to believe he’s only the Commander of Gilbert & Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore, and has surrendered entire control of the Executive branch’s role in DADT administration and repeal to the Pentagon EVEN AFTER he declared 10 months ago that gay discharges “WEAKEN NATIONAL SECURITY.”

    Proof that the Repugs hate gays even more than they hate him is that they haven’t gone after him for that.

    [White] House Fagroe Mr. Bond also claimed during the panel that 3rd-party outings have been “limited.” He is either stupid or a liar for 3rd-party outings have neither been “limited” nor banned. As long as one’s accuser is willing to make his/her accusation under oath and the military believes him/her you get discharged no matter WHAT their motivation was for outing you.

  3. Ed says

    Michael, you should be contacting and complaining to the White House, your Senator, Congressperson, etc. Bitching on the internet does nothing.

  4. Jay Croce says

    Service Members Discharged in 2009 for Being Gay: 443.
    13,425 discharges under ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ so far.

    It’s time for the madness to end. It’s time for Obama to live up to his campaign promises. It’s time for the American people to get their heads out of their asses and join the 21st Century.

    Many thanks to Lt. Dan Choi and James Pietrangelo, and everyone else who participated in the protest. We can’t all be on the front line of this fight. Those of us who stay in the background, owe a huge debt of gratitude to anyone who is willing to put their ass on the line for us.

  5. Rann says

    Ed- What make you think Michael is not doing what you said? Do you think one can’t do both internet activism (what you call bitching, how nice) and activism by contacting officials? Michael is a huge supporter for the end of DADT and very passionate about it so I would think twice about the insults.

  6. TampaZeke says

    How could this protest possibly be considered effective and successful? Joe Solomonese and Kathy Griffin weren’t in ANY of the pictures.

    ED, you clearly know absolutely NOTHING about what Michael Bedwell does, and has for MANY years done, for our, YOUR, community. If you did you would be ashamed of making such an ignorant statement and you would issue an immediate and sincere apology.

  7. glenn rivera says

    Did anyone watch the History Channel special on America? There was a segment that shows George Washington hires Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben – to save the war. (

    And he does.

    This is an outrage that America was saved by a homosexual – and even today goes unmentioned.

    This is something that more people need to know!

    Glenn Rivera

    San Diego, CA

  8. Rob G. says

    “isn’t it amazing that today the day of the DADT protest the president decides to visit the oil slick”

    LOL. Best laugh of the day.

    Because a couple of hundred people hanging out in front of the White House is such a media event.

    Thanks for the giggle though.