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2010-12-14 04:11:52 PM
The Bottom marine doesn't seem to mind it so much.
 
2010-12-14 04:13:21 PM
I think gay units would only cause distraction if they're dangling in your face, or penetrating your anus.

Otherwise, they would be safely tucked away.
 
2010-12-14 04:19:23 PM
Then stop staring at their butts.
 
2010-12-14 04:20:26 PM
What, is a showtune gonna break out in the middle of a battle or something?
 
2010-12-14 04:21:45 PM
"I don't want to permit that opportunity to happen. And I'll tell you why. If you go up to Bethesda [Naval] hospital . . . Marines are up there with no legs, none. We've got Marines at Walter Reed [Army Medical Center] with no limbs."

Right, and that's because of gays, not because of terrorists and bullshiat wars.
 
2010-12-14 04:22:20 PM
R.A.Danny: What, is a showtune gonna break out in the middle of a battle or something?

No, but you just know they're going to change the uniform from that boring, drab khaki to something with pastels... or maybe mauve and puce.
 
2010-12-14 04:31:13 PM
The Onion is on it: 'Gays Too Precious To Risk In Combat' (youtube, sfw)
 
2010-12-14 04:39:38 PM
The only casualty here is the general's "logic."
 
2010-12-14 05:05:27 PM
R.A.Danny: What, is a showtune gonna break out in the middle of a battle or something?

Best. War. EVAR.
 
2010-12-14 05:09:42 PM
If you move the colon in the headline one word to the right, this get's a lot funnier.
 
2010-12-14 05:10:01 PM
mitchcumstein1: R.A.Danny: What, is a showtune gonna break out in the middle of a battle or something?

Best. War. EVAR.


Kandahar!
Where mortars come sweeping down the lane
Where the IED
Can hide so deep
When Taliban come right behind the dames
 
2010-12-14 05:23:08 PM
Quasar: "I don't want to permit that opportunity to happen. And I'll tell you why. If you go up to Bethesda [Naval] hospital . . . Marines are up there with no legs, none. We've got Marines at Walter Reed [Army Medical Center] with no limbs."

Right, and that's because of gays, not because of terrorists and bullshiat wars.



With DADT in place, the Marines are losing their limbs and their lives. This is the General's argument in favor of keeping DADT.

Think about that for a minute.
 
2010-12-14 05:25:16 PM
To be fair, they are always talking about their units being 12" long and fat as a Zima bottle. If true, that would be quite a distraction in the shower.
 
2010-12-14 05:27:01 PM
In 1948 Harry S. Truman ordered the US military to racially integrate. The enlisted men were vehemently opposed with 80% or more against integration. The military brass, including many WWII leaders considered to be our top war heroes, were vehemently opposed. They said unit cohesion would be damaged (sound familiar?). The American people were strongly opposed. Truman said tough shiat, do it.

The integration was carried out over a six year period, much of it in the midst of the Korean War. The US Army's own study in 1951 during the war, which compared integrated to segregated units, found that unit cohesion was not damaged and that integrated units were at least as effective as segregated units.

In the case of DADT, the President cannot end it by executive order like Truman ended segregation. It will require congress to act or the courts to end it. However, opposition to DADT is far less than opposition in segregated units was in 1948.
 
2010-12-14 06:05:39 PM
You what else causes distractions? Getting farking shot at.

I fail to understand why the opinions of a small number of military personnel keeps coming up in this debate. You're there to follow orders. If the Congress decides to repeal DADT then please STFU and GBTW.
 
2010-12-14 06:08:23 PM
R.A.Danny: What, is a showtune gonna break out in the middle of a battle or something?

More like a number out of West Side Story-except automatic weapons instead of knives.
 
2010-12-14 06:57:46 PM
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2010-12-14 08:30:34 PM
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2010-12-14 08:51:55 PM
This thread was won in the opening initial post.

As Colbert said, if DADT is repealed, the soldier saving your ass just might be saving it for later.
 
2010-12-14 09:37:45 PM
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Its going to be very hard for me to not post NSFW pics. But I will not post NSFW pics. Thank you mods and sorry everyone else.

/hot
 
2010-12-14 10:03:41 PM
desertmouse: The Bottom marine doesn't seem to mind it so much.

Glad to see this has already been covered.


Eddy Gurge: If you move the colon in the headline one word to the right, this get's a lot funnier.

Took me a minute. Delayed golf clap for you.
 
2010-12-14 10:04:08 PM
BullBearMS

Let me guess. Dick Armey? DidIwin?
 
2010-12-14 10:12:28 PM
no gays in the military plz. serve closeted. no one wants to know someone is watching their dinger in the showers
 
2010-12-14 10:14:47 PM
FirstNationalBastard: Otherwise, they would be safely tucked away.

they're letting trannies in now too??
 
2010-12-14 10:15:09 PM
Quasar: "I don't want to permit that opportunity to happen. And I'll tell you why. If you go up to Bethesda [Naval] hospital . . . Marines are up there with no legs, none. We've got Marines at Walter Reed [Army Medical Center] with no limbs."

Right, and that's because of gays, not because of terrorists and bullshiat wars.


There are gays and lesbians fighting and dying NOW in this war. Some of those soldiers with their arms and legs missing are gay. Does this guy not care about that? Or does he think only straight people are brave and suffer in combat?

Two of the guys I dated were in the military; one was in the Navy, the other in the Air Force. Both were rather openly gay, and neither was treated as a "distraction" or "problem" or whatever by their fellow soldiers. The Navy guy was a rescue swimmer and a wonderful guy. It seems to be only the Jesus freak chaplains and the big brass Republican puppets who have a problem with this, and it shows by their ever-more-desperate and ridiculous excuses for why they don't want gays to serve.
 
2010-12-14 10:15:11 PM
 
2010-12-14 10:15:34 PM
vernonFL 2010-12-14 09:37:45 PM Its going to be very hard for me to not post NSFW pics. But I will not post NSFW pics. Thank you mods and sorry everyone else. /hot
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You're APOLOGIZING for not posting NSFW pics of gay men? Really?!

I might just have to post a pic of a hot lesbian just to get that image out of my head.
 
2010-12-14 10:16:00 PM
Isn't the current system MORE of a distraction?

If I were paranoid about gays, I'd rather know who is and who isn't then have to wonder about everyone.
 
2010-12-14 10:16:20 PM
Not really worried about the showers in the military.
Now 24hr fitness is basically a Roman bathhouse with some freeweights.

/6yrs army
/1 day at 24hr fitness.
 
2010-12-14 10:16:44 PM
Why is it that every time I read a "gays in the military" article, I automatically start reading it with either a lisp, or a very gay voice.

/is it just me?
//or does anyone else have the same problem.
 
2010-12-14 10:17:31 PM
This issue has some serious stamina, when will it come to an end?
 
2010-12-14 10:17:48 PM
Eddy Gurge: If you move the colon in the headline one word to the right, this get's a lot funnier.

MOVE THE COLON! LOL!
 
2010-12-14 10:19:31 PM
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2010-12-14 10:19:41 PM
FirstNationalBastard: R.A.Danny: What, is a showtune gonna break out in the middle of a battle or something?

No, but you just know they're going to change the uniform from that boring, drab khaki to something with pastels... or maybe mauve and puce.


Are you stealing from Robin Williams? Dude, if you're gonna steal, steal from the best.
 
2010-12-14 10:22:24 PM
Dumbass tag would be more appropriate.


That said, could you imagine a feather boa getting in the way of your scope, or your fellow soldier trying to mildly slap a guy instead of stabbing him? Awful, I tells ya.
 
2010-12-14 10:23:35 PM
Are Marines such poor soldiers that they are going get killed by the Taliban because they were too busy worrying at their fellow soldier was busy staring at their ass? Is that what is going on here? I've been lead to believe Marines are pretty badass, so I don't think that's the case, but if their leader says otherwise, that's pretty convincing.
 
2010-12-14 10:23:38 PM
NutWrench: The Onion is on it: 'Gays Too Precious To Risk In Combat' (youtube, sfw)

ROFLMAO
 
2010-12-14 10:24:00 PM
Loud_Mouth_Soup: That said, could you imagine a feather boa getting in the way of your scope

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This guy seems to have found a way.
 
2010-12-14 10:25:01 PM
One thing I don't get - if they don't want distractions, why allow women on the battlefield? If most of the guys are straight, doesn't the opposite sex cause more of a distraction?
 
2010-12-14 10:25:49 PM
The Marines work out all the time, are extremely meticulous about personal appearance, and march in almost every parade in America.

I'm afraid that horse has probably already left the barn, General.

/Why does this guy want stealth gheys in the military? Is that like the foxhole equivalent of finding a three-chambered peanut?
 
2010-12-14 10:25:54 PM
mitchcumstein1: R.A.Danny: What, is a showtune gonna break out in the middle of a battle or something?

Best. War. EVAR.


I bet Bollywood has one already.
 
2010-12-14 10:26:29 PM
altinos:

This guy seems to have found a way.



Win.
 
2010-12-14 10:26:39 PM
cyberspacedout: One thing I don't get - if they don't want distractions, why allow women on the battlefield? If most of the guys are straight, doesn't the opposite sex cause more of a distraction?


They're not allowed on the front lines.
 
2010-12-14 10:26:56 PM
only the flamboyant ones would cause a distraction, you know, cause they are flamboyant.
 
2010-12-14 10:27:13 PM
Listerine: no gays in the military plz. serve closeted. no one wants to know someone is watching their dinger in the showers

They're in the showers right now you raving weirdo. They were also in your locker room in school. And they're using the same public bathrooms you do.

Also you aren't that hot. Get over yourself.
 
2010-12-14 10:27:22 PM
cyberspacedout: One thing I don't get - if they don't want distractions, why allow women on the battlefield? If most of the guys are straight, doesn't the opposite sex cause more of a distraction?

I was about to say this, then I saw this, so this.
 
2010-12-14 10:27:35 PM
Why, of course some of the top USMC brass is afraid of letting gay people serve openly as this would damage the effectiveness of the Marine's recruiting propaganda. The USMC works to enlist the psychologically weak with the lure of turning them into Real Men; impressionable eighteen year old guys won't take the bait if some nasty homosexuals are allowed to dilute the promise of a spiffy uniform, shiny buttons, and a quick masculinity fix.
 
2010-12-14 10:27:48 PM
This is why I wish we had a robot military, so we won't have this issue. Kill and break things. No social engineering.
 
2010-12-14 10:27:51 PM
ImRonBurgundy: Not really worried about the showers in the military.
Now 24hr fitness is basically a Roman bathhouse with some freeweights.

/6yrs army
/1 day at 24hr fitness.


Thanks for your service! Also for your good point.

/ Bally's isn't much better. Showers, changing rooms, weight rooms.... I have to decide whether I want to be sized up before I go.
 
2010-12-14 10:28:04 PM
Of all the branches of the military the village people only did a song about the navy.


/Former Army
//Let them openly serve
///They are anyway
 
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