Rusty's comments

I understand your argument. And most of the GLBT understand and support your argument but we're not the ones needing persuading. See my comments below to Tae where I list the arguments we should be making to get the military and hard core conservatives on board.
Minnie, what part of I oppose the ban and want DADT repealed are you not getting? All I'm trying to do is point out the arguments that we need to make to the military. Obama is preaching to the choir. Of course I want DADT repealed. I'm pointing out the reasons why ending the ban is good for the...
When you take the oath that's the deal you make. I wasn't drafted and I'm sure not many still serving today were. The job of the military is to fight wars not go on strike for social change. Audience analysis is key to winning any argument. We need to make the arguments that will sway military...
As civilians "we" aren't required to "put country above all else." But the mission of the military is to defend the country. And when I wore the uniform that was my job—I was a soldier above all else. The first article in the Code of Conduct states: I am an American, fighting in the forces which...
Minnie, it's not about justice, equality, or fairness to GLBT service members because none of those things matter to the mission of of the military.The only thing that matters is defending the United States. Luckily, getting rid of the ban happens to coincide with defending the country and I am...
I agree 100% and will go further to say that I called this when Choi first started his public campaign — he doesn't get the politics. And on the other hand, some civilians giving their full-throated support don't get the military. It is unlike any other job they might have held. The public protests...
I'l be working for most of it, but will no doubt find a way to work in a brew or two.
Good lord, does Texas still allow racial covenants, too? One of my favorite scenes from Auntie Mame included this line: Auntie Mame: Exclusively what and restricted to whom?  
And this is all the Christian Right has to throw at us: Family Research Council: End Of DADT Means More Gay Rape In The Military http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/05/family-research-council-end-o...
Wrigley Field Left Field Bleachers, riding my bike, playing baseball, and selling lemonade to buy water balloons. And every summer we visited my relatives in Ypsilanti, MI (The first small town I fell in love with.) And also, Happy Towel Day (and thanks for all the fish). http://www.wired.com/...
BREAKING NEWS ON DADT You might want to hold off just a bit. I just got this email from Servicemembers United: Dear DADT Repeal Supporter, We wanted to share some exciting news with you before we even speak to the media about this new development. After relentless pressure, the White House and...
In other women who kicked ass news, "RIP Dottie Kamenshek: In a league of her own." Here's the link to the story on After Ellen.  http://www.afterellen.com/blog/thelinster/dottie-Kamenshek-in-a-league-o... And yes, that's an A League of Their Own ball cap I'm wearing in my profile pic.
Hi my name is Rusty. I'm a feminist and I liked Kate's character and the character development throughout the series. Nice post Amy; now I don't have to waste an angry rant on Jezebel. Kate went back to the island to save Claire and she did. And she did it without getting herself killed. Action-...
Sargent points out that Paul brushed off a question about repealing the minimum wage, and Sargent also gets to the core of the problem with Paul: he doesn't like to be asked about his views on the role of the Federal government in regulating the private sector. It makes him visibly angry. http...
"I'm talking about something larger than Kentucky!" Me, too.This is no longer the party of Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Goldwater, and even Jackie Robinson. It's the party of Bachman, Beck, Palin, Rumball, and Rand Paul now. And this is a debate Dems would love to have. He also opened his asshattery...
I doubt it will be a civil rights debate. It will more likely be a "yep, the teabaggers have hijacked the ReThug party." DailyKos does a great job of giving Rachel props for taking on what the rest of the MSM passed on Paul the douche. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2010/5/21/868441/-Rachel-Maddow,-...
Joss Whedon. . . Just kidding but I can't believe I beat Julia to this awesome photo op — Joss and other Buffy writing alum and NOH8. http://twitpic.com/1plgp0
I love this show. Truly WTF are you kidding me eye-opening. Anybody see the "white guy, black guy,  or hot chick" stealing the bike? Devastating.
Pass — if it doesn't fit in my pockets then I really don't need it anyway.
5 word Glee recap — Joss the frakkin dream killer. Gleeks and Whedonites were worried about a BSD (Big Singing Death) on this week's Glee but got something much worse—Just like real high school when the bitter guidance counselor kills a student's dream.
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