I am greatly amused that the Log Cabin Republicans, made up of gay Republicans, is objecting to the nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel to replace Leon Panetta as Obama’s secretary of defense. The reason? He’s got a track record of being anti-gay.
Category Archive: Military
Jan 11 2013
Jan 10 2013
The Pentagon blocks many LGBT sites on its computer network, which uses filter software called Blue Coat. It’s not because the sites are pornographic or anything like that; the sites being blocked include Pam Spaulding’s blog and many others like that. Here’s the Pentagon’s absurd rationalization:
Jan 10 2013
At a time when the United States is the most powerful military in the world by orders of magnitude over anyone else, it takes some serious distortions to make anyone think that any cuts to defense spending will hurt national security. But Rick Santorum gives it his best shot.
Jan 08 2013
Justin Griffith reports on the latest twist in the ongoing battle to bring Rock Beyond Belief 2 to Camp Pendleton, a Marine Corps base in Southern California. Despite hosting numerous Christian music festivals over the years, the camp is refusing to allow a single atheist festival.
Jan 03 2013
Dec 31 2012
While both parties in Congress scramble to do the bidding of the defense industry and put off some or all of even the modest cuts to defense spending in the sequestration deal, the Pentagon and the defense industry is preparing for a little less gravy on the train in coming years.
Dec 26 2012
Here’s another report from the bizarro world inhabited by the wingnuts, especially the truly deranged ones like Gordon Klingenschmitt. In the real world, Christian soldiers, and even a particular type of Christian soldiers, get a leg up from their similar-thinking superiors and lots of advantages. On Planet Wingnuttia, Klingenschmitt claims that the military is deliberately …
Dec 11 2012
Self-declared uber-patriot Joseph Farah is now telling those good red-blooded (as opposed to what?) American Christians to boycott the military and refuse to join as long as President Obama is the commander in chief. Because Jesus would want you to. Or something.
Dec 10 2012
James Inhofe is not only the dumbest and craziest person in the U.S. Senate today, he’s among the dumbest and craziest people ever to serve in that body. Here he is talking to the equally unhinged Frank Gaffney, claiming that Obama and liberals want to disband the military completely.
Dec 07 2012
I wrote the other day about Blake Page, the West Point cadet who resigned from the academy in protest against the rampant imposition and favoring of Christianity. Here’s a perfect example of why his example matters. This is an email he sent to Mikey Weinstein about what has happened since then:
Dec 05 2012
A West Point cadet only a few months away from graduating and getting his commission has resigned from the academy in protest over the many ways that Christianity is imposed on members of the military. Blake Page is the president of the West Point Secular Student Alliance and the point person at the academy for …
Nov 28 2012
Sen. Carl Levin may be a Democrat, but as the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, he also knows which side of his bread contains the butter — and who is paying for it, too. Like Leon Panetta, he is trying to stir up fear over even the tiny cuts in defense spending in …
Nov 26 2012
Remember last year, when the bigots predicted that if the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy was lifted, it would lead to a mass exodus from the military and impede our ability to retain existing soldiers and recruit new ones? The Pentagon released its recruitment and retention figures for the year following the repeal and — …
Oct 26 2012
A pair of political scientists who did a study on the naval power of all the nations of the world over time are reinforcing, with specific measures, just how dishonest the Republicans, and Mitt Romney specifically, are being with their ridiculous claims about our Navy being smaller now than in 1916.
Oct 23 2012
Mitt Romney is one of a very long and not-so-distinguished list of Republicans who cheers and supports every war we’ve ever been in while refusing to put his ass, or the asses of his sons, on the line in those wars. Ann Romney went on The View and tried to answer questions about that: