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Is The End Of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Finally Here?

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It's about time!

Majority leader Harry Reid has set up a vote for Saturday in the Senate to proceed to debate on a bill that would end the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy!

The repeal will require 60 votes to pass, and Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut has claimed that he is "confident that we have more than 60 votes to end this law that discriminates against military service members based solely on their sexual orientation."

We truly hope so! Enough is enough!

EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL!

Let's make this happen, for once and for all!

Thoughts??

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Sen. Lieberman Doesn't Want Senate To Adjourn Until They Repeal DADT

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Here's a man of action! Make it happen, Joe!

Sen. Joe Lieberman has demanded that the senate refuse to adjourn from session until Don't Ask, Don't Tell has been done away with.

Aware that if it is held off until next year he might lose the necessary support the appeal needs, Sen. Lieberman is urging his fellow politicians to do away with the policy and insist that the senate not break for the holiday until it's addressed. His spokewoman released a statement, saying:

“Sen. Lieberman believes that there are at least 60 votes to repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ this year, provided that leadership allows time for sufficient debate and amendments. Wanting to go home is not an acceptable excuse for failing to pass a bill that provides essential support for our troops and veterans and failing to take action that the president, the secretary of Defense and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff have called for.”

Well said! What a wonderful holiday gift to bestow on so many deserving Americans - equality and respect.

We're rooting for you, Senator! Here's hoping you can make it happen!

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Obama To Get An Internet Kill Switch??

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This is SO not cool!

U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman is proposing a new bill, which will give the White House and President Obama "absolute power" to shut down the entire internet if there is "a cybersecurity emergency."

The bill, which is formally titled the Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act, or PCNAA will require that "broadband providers, search engines, or software firms immediately comply with any emergency measure or action put in place by the Department of Homeland Security, or else face fines."

Lieberman defends the bill, saying:

"For all of its 'user-friendly' allure, the Internet can also be a dangerous place with electronic pipelines that run directly into everything from our personal bank accounts to key infrastructure to government and industrial secrets. Our economic security, national security and public safety are now all at risk from new kinds of enemies–cyber-warriors, cyber-spies, cyber-terrorists and cyber-criminals."

He has a point, but this also sounds like just another Big Brother tactic to limit our free speech. If there is a cyber emergency, would shutting off the internet be the wisest choice??

Thoughts??

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