Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Politics and home life

My day in a nut shell

Our Home Depot adventure seems to be going well. I went yesterday with pictures in hand (well on my camera) and showed the poor installation job of my GE dishwasher. After a few phone calls and viola! The granite people are coming to attach some epoxy and a piece of wood on the top to keep the dish washer in place. Then the installers will be back to put on side mountings on the washer to make sure it doesn’t shake out of place. All without charging me a penny; now if only my good luck would extend in my job search, that would be great.

Don’t ask don’t tell. It almost sounds like the admonishment that I give to my husband on occasion: Ask me no questions and I’ll tell you no lies.

The United States military is the only armed force to have this ridiculous rule. Since 1993 when this law was enacted over 13,000 soldiers have been discharged. Including officers and linguistic specialists that are experts: Arabic, Farsi and Pushtan, it also breaks up the cohesion of a squad when soldiers are suddenly ousted.

So in the words of Admiral Mullen @thejointstaff

“Stand by what I said: Allowing homosexuals to serve openly is the right thing to do. Comes down to integrity.”


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