Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Now here is a headline that is sure to send old grouch McCain into the fetal position

From the extremely conservative, anti-gay Washington Times:

US Army General Introduces His Husband At Pentagon Gay Pride Event

A married Army general on Tuesday introduced his spouse at a Pentagon event that featured lots of top brass, including Defense Secretary Ashton Carter as the keynote speaker. What made this seemingly routine introduction noteworthy is that Brig. Gen. Randy S. Taylor introduced his husband, Lucas. “My husband Lucas is sitting up front here,” Gen. Taylor said of the man in the same row as Mr. Carter, Army Secretary John McHugh and other senior officials. He said Lucas has subjugated his own career to support the general’s frequent moves over an 18-year relationship. “We bet everything on my Army career,” said Gen. Taylor, whose 27 years of service spanned an outright ban on gays, then “don’t ask, don’t tell” and finally, the ban’s lifting in 2011. Gen. Taylor was the master of ceremonies for the Pentagon’s 4th Gay Pride celebration that showcases a month of gay-themed posters and history.
Wow. What a long way we have come. I can remember so clearly how rigidly and vociferously John McCain fought the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell.  He was extremely offensive and completely (as usual) on the wrong side of history. His actions and his words belittled and minimized the sacrifices of so many brave gay men and lesbian women. And his ludicrous predictions of what would happen once Don't Ask Don't Tell was repealed were so paranoid and ugly that one had to wonder if he did not protest just a little too much:

"Today is a very sad day," McCain announced, detailing his continuing opposition to allowing gay and lesbian soldiers to be open about their sexuality.
"There will be high-fives over all the liberal bastions of America," he predicted, from "the elite schools that bar military recruiters from campus" to "the salons of Georgetown" and the "talk shows" where people -- "most of whom have never have served in the military" -- will crow over the law's repeal.
Allowing gays to serve openly in the Marines would prove a potentially deadly distraction McCain said, quoting from a Marine Corps Commandant warning, "and I don't want to permit that opportunity to happen."
Cpl Andrew Wilfahrt - RIP

And let's not forget the families who lost beloved gay children to IEDs and other hideous weapons of war. McCain basically told them all to Shut up and F*ck off. I guess he didn't feel that "those" people's sacrifices mattered as much as his.

Update: Woo doggie, this is gonna be an extra super duper bad day for McCain when he sees this headline:

Defense secretary extends equal protection to LGBT military members

I thinks this is your sign Senator McGrumpy pants. It is time to retire. As an Arizona constituent of yours, I beg you to consider it. Get out while you still have a tiny shred of dignity left.


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